Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sparkling Pretty things!

If you are anything like me then a bit of bling in your life is essential! Whilist watching, and secretly enjoying, Celebrity Big Brother I could not help but notice the beautiful jewellery Georgia Salpa was sporting.

Now I know she got a lot of flak from housemates and the media for being 'dull' but her hair, make-up, outfits and bling was more than enough to keep me interested. After a simple google search I tracked down her jewellery and was very pleased to find the talent behind it was infact a Irish accessory boutique

I was hesitant at first to order for the simple reason my average sized wrist always seems to be too big for standard sized bangles. I was assured the bangles could be returned and the lovely people at Crystals and co could order a larger size or a smaller if needed.

I decided to go for two thin bangles, my first colour choice was gold and the second was light peach. Being an Irish company the price was in euros but with the currency rate they worked out at £22 each and I am pleased to say it was money well spent!

As I mentioned, bangles usually do not fit me, I have spent a small fortune on tiny, tacky bangles over the years were after one wear the crystals are falling off. These fit me perfectly and the blig factor is definitely there...cant stop looking at these pretty bangles in the light!

Did I mention the cheeky pair of clear Austrian Crystal studs I added to order (!?!) well it had to be done and they are amazing, wore them twice and had many compliments. At £13.50 they are a substantial size too.

*Excuse the picture of me, taken after a long day! Just wanted to show size of the earring.

My order came in three days and was very nicely packaged....had planned to take a picture of this but on arrival I got too excited and ripped the tissue paper off!

Not one negative to report, have been back on the website drooling over the Kim Kardashian-esque earrings, only thing that has stopped me ordering more is the popularity of these earrings means there is a waitlist for them. The Candy nudes set will be mine too, looking forward to the Summer nights out with a bit of colour on my arms and these bangles blinding everyone with bling.

And look at the gorgeous colour them all!!

*Picture courtesy of facebook page

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Salt Brushing Rocks!

My itroduction to 'Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing' was courtesy of a beauty box (don't ask me which one, currently subscribed to four and not a clue who sent what!) At first sight of the two sachets I was disapointed, thinking it was another body product I would never use...or so I thought.

A 50g sachet does me once using it all over my body and it was a instant hit. I purchased the 500g tub from Debenhams for £13.40, you may be able to find it elsewhere for less but I wanted to use and earn my beauty points.

The citrus smelling salt is rubbed on to dry skin in circular motions, you can feel it working but the grains are not harsh like some previous scrubs I have used. Another big thumbs up from me is the salt does not settle at the bottom of my bath tub, have had that happen before and it is like sitting on glass shards.

Once dried your skin is like new, it really helped with a few winter bumps I get on the tops of my arms and leaves behind silky skin. I actually feel like I have moisturised it, this must be the work of the coconut oil in it, an amazing ingredient.

Spa Magik say of their brand,

"We blend mud, salt and mineral extracts from the depths of the Dead Sea to deeply hydrate, repair and soothe your body and mind. Enjoy..."

And I definitely enjoyed this scrub, they have a whole array of items icluding shower gel and body lotion. Not had a chance to try these yet, will make it my mission to do so!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Back and ready to blog!

Can hardly believe my last post was back in August 2010, so much has happened since then, not least I turned 30! You know, it wasn't so bad after all. I don't want to go into it all too much, want to keep my blog light-hearted, but medical issues blighted me in 2011 leading to me having to have a operation...well two really as  the first procedure left me with a abdominal abscess. Agony does not begin to cover the pain and the fact that it took weeks for surgeons to figure out what was up with me, lying in a hospital bed not knowing what was going on was not fun. Although the amount of dishy docs in that place was simply amazing, honestly it was like being on the set of a hospital drama. A south African Dr with gorgeous tanned skin and cute black curls was my crush, only once did he have to treat me but getting my blood taken that day was pure bliss and a memory a will never forget!

Fast forward, they found out the problem and I  had a second operation and life has been on the up ever since. This all took place in June and July so come my 30th in August I was just happy to be alive with all my friends and family around me...with make-up gifts for me of course!

So back to the light-hearted content.......

My love for make-up has not wained in my 30's, it has only got worse with the addition of  anti-ageing products to my stash. I don't care what anyone says, I can definitely see how age is catching up with my skin. I find it ridiculous that I can possibly have wrinkles (ok slight lines) and spots at the same time of life! I escaped break-outs during my teens but seem to have a permanent visitor on my forehead or/and chin. Perhaps my skin is changing and this is all par for the course...whatever it is I don't like it and will continue my search for a miracle product!

I hope someone out there is glad to have me back (!?) if not, I don't mind rambling on to myself, the need to tell someone how great a lipstick is or how bad a mascara works is just too much for me to keep to myself!