Monday, 31 January 2011

Bourjois Rose D'or Blush

I have always seen lots of posts about Bourjois blush and eyeshadows but had never tried any as I always felt they were quite expensive. However after seeing Bubblegarm's blog post I went to have a look at them and then when I saw Sailboat's post and I knew I had to order one of ASOS as it was under £5!
The Bourjois Little Round Blushers on ASOS have special LE packaging which is just available on the website so it is also quite nice to have something different and so pretty! I love the packaging as I love Paris!
 The blush comes in a domed shape with 2.5g of product which isn't too much and a little (and useless) brush. 
The blush itself is pink with a slight peach tone and has finely milled gold glitter which adds a beautiful glow to the skin. The product is fantastic,the perfect amount of pigmentation and is now my go-to blush. 
I wish you could all smell this blush, its is only a light smell but I can't put my finger on what it is. Its slightly floral but it reminds me of something from when I was younger.
Wearing the blush in the image above and you can see it has added a perfect glow.

Would really recommend this blush if you have a light-medium skin tone, I am sure it is going to be an all time faovurite. It is available from Boots, Superdrugs and ASOS.com

Whats your favourite Bourjois product?
Sabrina X

Friday, 28 January 2011

Bloggers & PR Samples

 Image from here
A few weeks ago I received a Formspring question which I wanted to address not because it annoyed me but simply because I wanted to clear a few things up and also hear you opinion. I am sure a lot of people will not agree with what I have to say but I still would love to have your input, I even accept anonymous comments so you don’t have to leave your name.

The question was ‘Do you think PR companies really look if people have PR at the top of their blog? It annoys other bloggers that don’t have them, it’s like people are looking for freebies’

Click here to see original question and answer

I  quite openly state numerous times on my blog that I do accept press samples,  I try to only accept products which will appeal to my readers and which I think will benefit my blog. I do not expect companies to send me products and am flattered every time a company does.

Do you think PR companies look for the ‘contact me’ section on your blog?
When I first started blogging I didn’t even mention PRs, I simply had a contact me section for my readers to be able to contact me, ask questions and request posts however PR companies started to contact me as well. My email isn’t there to advertise for samples but if a PR company is on my blog they might be looking for it.
In response to the line ‘It annoys other bloggers that don’t have them’ I would say that I to was once a blogger that had never received any free products, and if you are blogging in the hope to receive free products then you are doing it for the total wrong reason. Although I do receive some products which I don’t pay for I wouldn’t call them freebies. Although I don’t pay for them I do spend a lot of time and even money to make this blog as good as I can. It is very time consuming to take photos, crop them, resize them, upload them and then write a review including links, information and prices. I also spent quite a lot of money on my camera mainly so my readers could have clearer photos, if I didn’t blog I could have spent this money on beauty products. The reason I do spend all this time is because I love blogging and I love sharing my experiences & opinions with you not so I can receive PR samples!

I could stop accepting samples but this would mean far less posts and far less diversity in the products I show. I am a student living in London living of my student loan if I didn’t accept samples then I would probably only do a post every week and my blog would be far more boring. I could also talk about new collections and products which I haven’t tried but me trying them and sharing my experience can save you from buying products that may not work and bring your attention to new great products.

Does the fact that I received a product for free affect my review?
No not at all, I wouldn’t ever claim to like a product if it wasn’t the truth and I feel that my review go into depth about why I like or don’t like the product, why it worked for me and what type of person I would recommend it for. I will also say that sometimes I do chose not to review a product if I don’t have too much to say about it or if it didn’t do much for me. At the moment I have no sponsored posts on my blog but if I were to decide to do some it would only be about products I truly believe in.

Every time you open a magazine you are constantly marketed and sold beauty products which you may go out and buy however no one ever questions or even thinks too much about how truthful their reviews and recommendations are and in my opinion bloggers are more likely to give their true opinion.

I am going to leave it there for now but I might do another blog post relating to the same topic, please leave all comments and questions below. Remember you can leave anonymous comments if you don't want to leave your name. Feel free to leave a comment disagreeing with all or some of what I say but please share your opinion. 

Sabrina X

Four things Friday

If you haven't realised I have change this post's name from Four to Follow Friday to Four things Friday, simply because I also want to share some of the amazing posts and websites I have visited. 

Four blog posts you must read:
01. Sofia's Journal- The Ugly Side of Blogging
I can't recommend this post enough, you must read it if you are a blogger and I totally agree with everything Sofia says.
Carrie is just so stunning and I adore this hair tutorial! Its so pretty and very classic.

Four to Follow 
Kertiii
Noir Nouvelle
Sophie Is Made UP
LLYMLRS

I am so sick of winter and winter clothes! So I will leave you with this summery image...
From here

Hope you enjoy reading my recommendations
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

17 Photo Flawless Mascara


After reviewing the Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara I thought I would review another inexpensive mascara, the 17 Photo Flawless Lashes Mascara.  I blogged about the new 17 Spring collection and a few of their new products and this mascara is one of their new products along with a new foundation and primer. 

They Say
'These fabulous mascaras have a clever curved wand that will give your lashes a long-lasting lift and voluptuous volume from day to night. They are smudge-proof and promise to leave you saying good-bye to panda eyes.

Each mascara contains a carbon black shade mixed with a twist of pearl scent colour. Available in Black/Blue, Black/Green, Black/Copper, choose the right one to suit you.
By accentuating your natural eye colour, you’ll never feel the need to hide from the camera again. 
 
"Thanks to the angled brush of this mascara it creates the most dramatic effect by lifting and curling the lashes. The best thing about this mascara is the intense pigment in the formula that accentuates the colour of your iris, brightening your eyes making them bigger and your lashes full of life”.'

 As you can tell in the photo above the wand is curved, not too wide or too long and has longer bristles on one side. The curved brush means that it adds a nice curl and the size of the brush gives you a lot of control. The bristles being longer on one side is a little annoying as I did manage to poke myself in the eye a couple of times simply because I didn't know if I was using the longer or shorter bristles, but as long as you are careful this isn't a problem.

As you can tell in the above image the mascara doesn't appear to be an intense black however once it is on the eyes you can't see the colour of the pearl. The mascara I used is the copper on but as you can see my eyelashes still appear to be an intense black, I wouldn't say the copper pearl has accentuated my natural eye colour.
 These images were taken after about 6 hours of wear but the mascara still looks pretty much perfect! There is very little under my eye area even though I have extremely watery eyes in the winter. 6 hours later and my eyelashes have still got a curl!
This mascara has added both length and volume to my lashes and I think it is a good mascara, it definitely exceeded  my expectations. The consistency of the product is quite dry but still a very buildable mascara.

Would I recommend this mascara?
I would defenetly recommend it if you have shorter eyelashes or you are looking for a mascara that can hold a curl. Overall great mascara and a great price!

Mascara retails for £5.99 from Boots and boots.com

What's your favourite inexpensive mascara?
I am looking for a few more to review, I heard the Primark one is good! 

Sabrina X

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

BrandAlley Purchases

For those of you that don't know about BrandAlley it is a online store that offers up to 70% off top designer brands. They sell women's and men's clothes as well as beauty and homeware. 

They're stock changes all the time so it is important to constantly check back to see what new stock they have, but usually the stock is good and the offers are great!

And good offers always manage to tempt me, I bought two new phone cases for my Blackberry both of which are not really my style.
Phone cases £10 each
These are actually by Les Tai Tai who also make the YouTube famous Model mirrors!
I also picked up this beautiful bracelet which I can't wait to receive for just£10!

What do you think of the phone cases (a little chavy I know!)?
Click here to visit BrandAlley
Sabrina X

No7 Spring 2011 Gel Eyeliners

I have spoken about the release of No7 Spring 2011 collection a few times now but I just wanted to share the swatches of the eyeliners. 
The collection was released online and in stores today!
The collection comes with three gel eyeliners in Black, Blue and Turquoise. As far as I can tell the purple looking one is called Blue, however on the website they seem to have made a mistake. 

They Say
For instant allure paint on your colour of choice with the brush applicator and flick out at the ends.
“Fabulous gel eye liners to focus your Bardot Kitten eyed look. Gel formulations are so much easier than liquids because their creamy texture allows for a longer application time…so time to perfect your flick!
In three great shades, black is a total classic, blue is a chic and softer alternative to black and the creamy bright turquoise is just fabulous for making a bold eye statement.”
I love these eyeliners and they are much better then other drugstore gel eyeliners which I have tried! They are pigments, creamy and they last all day! My favourite is Blue as it a little more interesting then black but still adds definition to the eye area. This colour would also make the whites of your eyes appear brighter which is always great! 

I love the turquoise on the bottom lash line and the black eyeliner is my go to product for the waterline!

What do you think of these colours will you be picking any up?

Click here and here to see the rest of the collection

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Cream

 I have never had dry skin, well not very dry skin however I have been battling with extremely dry skin over the past few months, it makes applying my foundation very hard but there is a product which has really helped.

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating cream is a product I hadn’t heard too much about it and since it came in a no thrills tube I didn’t think too much about it. However it has been the only cream which has made a huge difference in my skin.

They say
‘The thirst-quenching formula of Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Cream (RRP £22.) will lock in vital moisture, restoring elasticity and softness to dehydrated skin.  This super-hydrating cream combines natural ingredients including Rosehip and Evening Primrose oil, which are rich in omegas 3 and 6 to assist skin renewal, relaxing Lavender oil Coconut and Avocado oils to hydrate, and antibacterial Manuka Honey to help protect and heal your complexion. Dehydrated skin will thank you for this moisture surge leaving your complexion smooth and velvety soft!’

You only need a small amount of this product as it is quite thick but it sinks into the skin fast. It leaved my skin moisturised and soft but not greasy!

However over the last few weeks I have been suffering with terrible spots and after reading various review I think that this product may be the reason so if you are prone to breaking out I would not recommend this product. I think I am going to stop using this product for a while and just use it on days when my skin is extremely dry.

 If you are not prone to breaking out and have very dry skin I would really recommend this product!

Trilogy products are stocked in selected John Lewis and Boots. This product retails for £22.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Monday Ramble

1.I wasn’t actually going to write a Monday summary as I don’t feel I have to much to say but since my Internet playing up I thought I might as well try and think of a couple of things to speak about. I spoke about possibly stopping Monday summaries altogether but a lot of you were against the idea so although they may be here for a little while longer don’t be surprised if they bore your socks of!

2. The past week hasn’t been too eventful I had a week of uni as it was exam week (but I sat my exams the week before) and this week is reading week. It was also my mother’s birthday yesterday so we had all the family rounds which is always fun!

3. I do have a few things to fill my week with such as go to a recruitment day to a job which I would really love. I am sort of looking for a job although I don’t feel that I really need one at the moment it would  be nice to have some extra money, my only worry is that I am not too good at organising my time and I don’t know how well I would be able to work, study, blog and have some sort of a social life especially since this term I will be going to university more. I also want a job I will enjoy and not just a job for the sake of having a job, I would really love to work on a makeup counter just so I could get some experience.

4. I attended the Remington event this week which was great! We went to see La Soiree which I would really recommend, it was different to any other show I had seen but fantastic (there is quite a bit of nudity so not quite as suitable for younger audiences.) Some photos from the event can be found here.

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Sabrina X

Affordable Brushes- No7

I always get lots of questions about makeup brushes; the most common is if there are any inexpensive brushes I would recommend and although there are a few good brands many are only available online. Hopefully over the course of the year I will be able to show you a range of different brands that make more affordable but still great quality brushes.
No7 makes a range of brushes that has all the basic brushes you need and although I haven’t tried all of them I have tried a good few and some of the brushes are greater than others.  The brushes are all a decent length but still quite easy to travel with, they have a black handle with a gold ferrule. All the brushes are clearly labelled with exactly what they are designed for but of course you can use them for other things.
Directional Powder Brush £17.36
I don’t have too much to say about this brush as I don’t apply powder too often, it is very soft and gives me great control when applying powder. Yet, I do feel it is quite pricey and I think there are a few more inexpensive brands that would do the same job.
Powder Blush Brush £11.23
I both love and hate this brush! I love the shape and the size, it is perfect for placing blusher on the apples of you cheeks and even small enough to contour with if you’re careful. However, it sheds more then all of the other brushes leaving my face covered in little stray hairs, it is also not quite as soft as the other brushes.
Concealer Brush £7.66
This has become my favourite concealer brush for under the eyes, it is bigger and more dense then all the other concealer brushes I own making it easier to conceal larger areas such as under the eyes. It has a tapered end making it good for around the eyes however it is too big for covering singe small imperfections.

Eyeshadow Blend & Contour brush £6.64
This is often compared to the MAC 217 brush however I don’t own it so I can’t compare them. It is very soft and applies powder eyeshadows really well, it also washes very well even though it is white! I would recommend this brush especially if you have a £5 off voucher, it is very affordable.

Eye Colour Brush £6.64
This is quite a small brush which is also very soft, it applied eyeshadows well especially cream eyeshadows. I also like to use this as a lip brush after I have lined my lips.

Essential Lip brush £6.64
This is a square lip brush which I think is great especially for making the cupids bow perfect!

Precision Eyeliner Brush £6.64
This is a great affordable eyeliner brush, perfect to get both a thick and thin line, perfect to use with the new No7 gel eyeliners.

Overall, I do think some of these brushes are worth checking out especially if you are on a budget. I wouldn't say they are the best brushes out there but they do the job, I have heard the foundation brush is great but I haven't tried it.
What are your favourite inexpensive brushes?
Sabrina X

*Some of these products were sent to me for review purposes, this doesn't affect my review. It is all my honest opinion. 

Friday, 21 January 2011

Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara

I had been wanting to try Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara for a while as I had heard Pixiwoo talk about it quite a lot and use it in their tutorials. I tweeted and asked what people experience had been, most people said it was good but not amazing but at only £5 I had to try it for myself.
Collection 2000 claim that this mascara 
"New Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara provides sensational lashes that really stand out from the crowd. The unique 3D lash coating tube technology will plump and stretch each individual lash without clumping or smudging. New Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara also introduces the biggest brush yet from Collection 2000, and with new slim line, sleek and sexy packaging, it’s perfect to pop in your purse for a stylish pick up for your peepers! New Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara is set to re-create the false lash look with the mere wave of a wand. Achieve phenomenal length and volume! Available in black, ultra black and brown."
The brush on this mascara is huge! Personally I like big brushes but if you do have shorter lashes I think you would find it hard to apply this mascara. The packaging is quite nice nothing overly amazing but still very nice and sleek for under £5.
I bought the mascara in black although it does come in Ultra Black and brown. Although this isn't the colour Ultra Black I'm sure you will agree it is still very dark and I don't think there will be a huge difference between this and the Ultra Black.
I do like this mascara, it does add some volume and length, I also love how black it is! I don't really like that it is a tubing mascara as I think it doesn't add quite enough volume and I don't think that their claim to a False Lash Effect is accurate. 
It is waterproof and does last a whole day on me although I wouldn't say it holds a curl very well and my mascara does look far more impressive when first applied.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, at £5 you can't go round and its definitely worth a try! I think its perfect for day time and even night but if you are looking for amazing volume then maybe its worth using a different mascara (something like MF 2000 Calorie) I think this is the best mascara for under £6 and one I think I will always have in my collection.

This mascara is available from Boots, Superdrugs, Asda, Tesco ETC and retails for £4.99- A total bargain!

Whats your favourite inexpensive mascara?

Sabrina X

Thursday, 20 January 2011

17 Limited Edition Spring Collection 2011

I recently blogged about the No7 Spring 2011 Collection and receive a great response and even on Twitter and Facebook everyone seems quite excited about the new collection. However the collection isn't particularly cheap but Boots 17 is also releasing a Spring collection which is a more affordable but still as pretty.
Vintage Love Eye Palettes- £5.49
These beautiful palette are going to be released in two colours; Metallic Nude and Pretty Pastels. The packaging is vintage inspired and would great on any makeup table. Metallic nude is a palette filled with natural browns and gold perfect for everyday use and will achieve a very sophisticated look. Pretty Pastels includes six on trend pastel shades.
Photo Flawless Skin Primer £4.99
(Released 28th January)
Primers are a product that can really help your makeup look good and last the whole day but they can also become very expensive. They claim that 17's new Photo Flawless Primer 
'Is east to use and will effortlessly blend into the skin to leave a matte finish.'
Photo Flawless Foundation £6.49
(Released 28th January)
This foundation is matte so you aren't washed out in photos like you are with more shimmery foundations.
They claim it lasts 24 hours and covers spots and dark circles! However it is only available in 6 colours so you may find it hard to find darker and even very light colours.
Photo Flawless Lashes 
(already released, click here
They say
'These fabulous mascaras have a clever curved wand that will give your lashes a long-lasting lift and voluptuous volume from day to night. They are smudge-proof and promise to leave you saying good-bye to panda eyes.'

Va Va Voom Plumping Lipgloss
Vintage Love Nail Colours- £2.99 
Left- right Woo me, Forever, Sweet Kisses and Chaperone.
Beautiful inexpensive nail polishes sure to keep you on trend this Spring!

Most of these products will be released 28th January.
I can't wait to try the primer and mascara, they look great plus are inexpensive!
I will hopefully review a few of the products over the next few weeks but I still haven't tried any of the products. 

What has caught your eye?
Sabrina X

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

No7 Spring 2011 Nail Colour

I recently spoke about the No7 spring limited edition collection which is being released next week on the 26th January. It includes two nail polishes in Sugar and Spice, which both come in lovely packaging.
 The nail polish colours are a beautiful orange and pale pink which will look great against sun kissed skin in the spring.
 Spice
A beautiful and very bright coral colour, I prefer this to most corals as it has a super exotic and bright feel to it. I had to apply two coats to achieve the colour above. The first applied quite sheer and streaky but I was impressed after the second coat.
Sugar
This colour isn't as great as the previous one, it is a very pale lilac/pink which has quite blue undertones and doesn't really suit my skin tone (but it might suit yours.) This was also much harder to apply as it needed three coats and still was a little patchy in places.

This nail polishes are released next week and will be available in Boots and online, they will only be on sale until the 22nd March. They will retail for £7.50 so a bargain if you have a £5 of No7 Voulcher to spend. 

To see the rest of the collection click here
Which one is your favourite?
Sabrina

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Giveaway! Dr Organics- Parabens and SLS Free Skincare

I avoid cutting a pasting press releases straight on my blog for a few reason; usually they are a bit long with information that you may not find terribly interesting and because it means that it would be similar to other blog posts. However I was recently sent a really interesting one for a new line being released by Holland and Barett with lots of information which I can't say any better so I will copy and paste below

"Could the ingredients in cosmetics cause cancer?
Oh no, not another cancer story” you might say. From fruit and veg to finger length (seriously) it seems like barely a day goes by without something being linked to either causing or preventing cancer.
But what role do our beloved cosmetics have to play in all this? And could they really cause cancer?
Using beauty products is a normal part of daily life, with the average woman using 12 products per day - adding up to around 175 chemicals. However the effects of some of these chemicals may be not just be skin deep, but may be affecting our health.
What are parabens used for?
Parabens are added to everything from food to skin care to deodorants. They come in different types and are essentially preservatives to give products a longer shelf life.
What do they do?
In 2004 a study in the UK found that when applied to the skin (as opposed to eaten) parabens may seep in and accumulate in the body’s tissue. This is significant when you consider that in the same study, 19 out of the 20 cancerous breast tumours examined contained parabens.
Dr Phillipa Darbre, who led the study, said “This is the first study to show their accumulation in human tissues. It demonstrates that if people are exposed to these chemicals (parabens), then the chemicals will accumulate in their bodies."
"Detection (of parabens) in human breast tumours is of concern, since parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone oestrogen."
Oestrogen is thought to stimulate the growth of most breast cancer tumours and so any chemical that acts like the female hormone may increase the chances of developing breast cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)


What is SLS used for?
SLS is a harsh detergent first used as an industrial degreasant to clean garage floors but is now found in most shampoos and toothpastes.
What does it do?
SLS strips the oil layer off skin; irritating and eroding, leaving skin rough and pitted. In fact, the chemical is often used in clinical studies to deliberately irritate the skin so that the effects of other substances can be tested.
SLS has a low molecular weight and is easily absorbed by the body. It builds up in the heart, liver and brain and can cause major problems in those areas.
"

Paraben and SLS free skin care
More research is needed to give us conclusive evidence of the affects of these substances. But whilst the majority of retailers continue to stock products containing these chemicals, Holland & Barrett has removed all SLS and paraben ingredients from its entire beauty range.
The Dr Organics range, stocked exclusively at the health food store, is completely SLS and paraben free, contains no harsh chemicals or preservatives and is made using organic ingredients.


Personally I think that all this information is extremely interesting and I will try and avoid using product which do have Parabens and SLS however I think it will be quite hard to cut it out completely. SLS are usually just found in Hair care and shower products and no so much in Cosmetics but I do think the less chemicals you sue the better.
If you want the chance to win a set on Dr.Organics then you will be happy to know that I am holding a giveaway!
Giveaway

To enter: 
Comment below with what you think about Parabens/SLS being used in cosmetics?
You must be a follower and don't forget to leave your email below.
Winner will be picked at random. 
UK only
 Contest Closes: 26th January at Midnight GMT

I would love it if you could tweet about the giveaway too :)  
Hope you found this post interesting! 
Sabrina 
 
EDIT: Please note that all statistics and claims were copied from the press release and it does state that 
'More research is needed to give us conclusive evidence of the affects of these substances' 

Monday, 17 January 2011

Monday Ramble

I am really sorry that 1. I missed last weeks Monday ramble (not sure if you really care) 2. that I haven't been blogging as much the last week. Last Monday was my boyfriends birthday so I wanted to spend the day with him and I had two exams last week aswell as one today. Finally all my exams are over and I have two weeks of which I am going to feel with lots of blogging. 
Me and my good friend Tanya- Hope she doesn't mind me using this on here!
 Apart from the exams last week was actually really good I went to the cinema twice, spent lots of time with friends and went out to eat a good few (to many) times. I saw 127 hours and The Green Hornet in cinema and to be honest neither was great and I paid almost £17 for a single ticket in Leiscester square which I think is totally crazy.

I have been getting lots of Formspring questions and I think I'm doing well at answering them and I am actually going to make a few of them into blog posts as I think they would benefit quite a few of my readers.

Will hopefully get a giveaway up tomorrow so keep a look out. 
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Sabrina X

Nails inc and Diet Coke (incl. Swatches)

 Nails inc. and Diet Coke have come together a new limited edition range of four nail polishes called the Catwalk Collection. The colours in the range are caramel, denim, plum and Heather Grey and the best part is that they are free when you buy two bottles of Diet Coke from selected Boots nationwide!
 I was shocked by the quality of these nail polishes as they are better then most Nails inc polishes, they dry really fast and you only need one coat making them all perfect last minute nail polishes.
 Left-Right Plum, Heather Grey, Caramel
(Sorry they don't look perfect they were painted just for the photo.)
Above Denim

I tried hard, really hard to pick my favourite or at least to pick my least favourite but I love them all and really think it is worth getting them all, I might even buy back ups!

Which is your favourite colour?
Sabrina X

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Holographic Nails

A few weeks ago when I was on Millys blog I read about this holographic nail polish which I actually had never heard of and must of missed in store. 

In the bottle it looks like a normal silver nail polish nothing too exciting. After I applied one coat I was very disappointed as it wasn't holographic and instead it was very streaky. However 3 coats later and once it had all dried it looked like this! 

I don't think this is a nail polish I will use too often but I love the concept and I wish they released it in other colours such as red!

I didn't get too much wear out of it but on the bottle it does say that you should use a base coat which I didn't. Although you do need a few coats it does dry really quickly which makes application a little stress free. I haven't removed it yet but I don't think it will be too hard.

This nail polish (Gosh- Holographic no.549) is available from Superdrugs and is currently on sale for 1/2 price!

What do you think of my space-age nails?

Sabrina X

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Lush Valentine's Day products

I know its still a little early to be talking about valentine's day but since I don't have the photos I need for most of my other posts I thought I would put this one up.
Lush has released their Valentine's day special products, some are being re-released and others are totally new.
1. Magic Mushroom
Mr.Toadstool is back, and is in my opinion such a cute Bubble Bar. It is made up of two scents, the red cap smells of the fantastic Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel and the white bit has a creamy vanilla scent. Together they leave your bath smelling of strawberry and cream

2. PS I love you
Say what you've been meaning to say for ages; say, "I love you." This foursome of romancers, chancers and sexy dancers will proclaim your affections in a whispered hush. They'll get a Joy of Jelly shower jelly, Sex in the Shower Emotibomb, Love Birds soap and Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar.

3. The Ex Factor
Valentine's Day isn't for everyone. It can make your blood boil when you're not with anyone and it can do the same when you are, mostly because it's become a bit crass. The blue ballistic was invented for wronged lovers and those who dislike the romantic sentiments of Valentine's Day. Even if you are a fan of Valentine's day you may not be able to resist this cute blue man.

4. It's Raining Men
Lush's honey hand and body soap has become such a huge favourite that we just had to create a honey shower gel with the same scent. Get soaking wet and lather up just like the Weather Girls first commanded back in the disco days. Only this time, you're armed with one of the best shower gels you can buy. It's Raining Men is made with lotus flowers to soothe your winter-ravaged bodies and moisturising, cleansing British honey from Wales. I am so excited about this product as I love the scent of Honey I washed the Kids, I will be buying in bulk!


5. Be Mine
A sexy selection of six scrumptious treats that’s sure to make the one you love ‘be yours’ this Valentine’s Day. Inspire someone to melt into a marshmallow bath and let it rain men in the shower.This one has products for the bath and shower, along with the incredibly sexy Lust solid perfume. They'll be yours without question when you give them this hatbox.

6.Frog Prince
The Frog Prince is an extremely handsome and regal frog with a pair of vibrantly red and kissable lips. Give him a quick peck, drop him in the tub and wait for your prince to come. This bath bomb is filled with jasmine, neroli and rosewood to create a sensual fragrance for those longing for their prince - or princess - to come. However it's not all about the fragrance with this one, it's also brimming with cocoa butter and almond oil for a luxuriously moisturising soak.

7.Love Birds
Love Birds is a creamy cake of jasmine and vanilla loveliness that everyone should try without hesitation. It has a softer scent than Love, with a powdery sweet fragrance that reminds you of young love. It is scented with the popular Keep it Fluffy fragrance; it's very girly, very fluffy and exceedingly sweet.

Have you fallen in love with these valentine's day products? 
I will be getting a large bottle of Its raining men, A Frog Prince, Magic Mushroom and The Ex Factor who knows maybe someone might even get me on of the fab gift sets!
Sabrina

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Most Worn things

At the moment I have lots of work to do as I have three exams within the next 10 days and I also have to hand in my fashion sketchbook for my current project at the moment it isn't going to well(actually it isn't going at all!) This means I have slightly less time to blog so today I thought I would do a quick post about my 8 most worn things which is a tag going around blogs and YouTube. 
Lipstick.
I had to go for three; Mac Viva Glam Gaga, Maybelline color sensation- Sweet Pink and No7 Grace
Earrings
I love these huge earrings from Primark as I only wear stud earrings at the moment

Shirt
Currently in the watch but click here and here to see it. I love how versatile it is and that it is longer at the back then at the front
Nail Polish
Barry M- Mushroom (Review)
You need this colour, it is so easy to wear and to apply!
Shoes.
I wear these far to much and they have seen better days but they are so comfortable and I love the heel. 
£30 H&M (also come in charcoal)
Hair Product. 
Batiste dry shampoo reach for this almost everyday- couldn't live without!
Perfume.
Daisy by Marc Jacobs- I am almost out of this but this perfume is so me, quite floral and beautiful bottle.
Bag.
Primark £9- not the best looking back but very practical. Has a long strap which I love to throw over my shoulder and it fits everything! 
What are you most worn things? Please comment below or leave me a link to your post.

Sabrina X

Emmanuelle Alt

As many of you may now last month Carine Roitfeld announced her departure from French Vogue and yesterday they announced that Emmanuelle Alt would replace her.
Hopefully this means that we will be seeing even more of Emmanuelle Alt as her style is amazing, she has perfected Parsian Chic! If I could to steal any ones style it would be hers, she always looks very rock inspired but still elegant.
What do you think of French Vogues new editor-in-chief?
Sabrina X

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Friday, 7 January 2011

Topshop Lookbook Spring/Summer 2011

I have read various excited blog posts and articles about the new Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook for Topshop but to be honest right now I am not too excited about it.
The images I have chosen to include are my favourite and I have left out the black and white outfits simply as I felt they are not as inspiring and more minimalistic. The images I have chosen to include are far more colourful almost hippie, exotic and 70's inspired and there are a few piece I would wear.
Sorry that I included the same outfit twice- I guess it is my favourite! 
I can't wait to see all the spring/summer clothes! I can't wait for the sales to be over and for all the spring clothes to hit the shops!

What do you think of the lookbook?
(there are other images which I haven't included)

Sabrina X 

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