Review: Color Wow Root Cover Up

Hi

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Another one of my hero products is the Wow Color Wow Root Cover Up RRP £28.50 (currently reduced to £20.99 on justmylook.co.uk).  It comes in a palette with a dual ended brush and built-in mirror and is available in 8 shades – please see link here for more details and all the shades available.

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Description

Root Cover Up (2.1g) is described as ‘the perfect product for covering up roots and regrowth both quickly and easily and will both camouflage unsightly grey roots and cover up dark regrowth instantly in lightened and highlighted hair – without the use of peroxide!

Also stated that: ‘The powder adheres to hair without being sticky or oily yet also doesn’t have a dulling effect on the hair or make it look dry,  is also water-resistant which means your new colour will last from shampoo to shampoo.   Each Color Wow shade is uniquely formulated using a variety of pigments and reflective particles to ensure it matches your natural hair colour perfectly’.

Directions:

  • Apply to dry hair using the included dual-tipped brush.
  • Start with a small amount of powder and apply to roots or regrowth, beginning at the scalp and working out.
  • Increase amount of powder if necessary and repeat process until all your roots disappear.
  • Ensure you don’t over-apply.

I have naturally light/mid brown hair so I purchased the Light Brown shade and it is the perfect colour for me.  Until recently I was darker at the top going down to a mousey blonde colour, however at my last visit to the hairdresser I got my hair coloured a copper brown colour, but as I wash my hair every day it has now a lighter brown shade with different colours coming through as well.  I usually get my hair done every four / five weeks but at around 3/4 weeks I start seeing regrowth at the roots, at the sides, so need help with this until my next visit to the hairdressers.

Application / Results

I apply as advised with the smaller brush, making sure not too use too much product at a time, you can add more if you need to and then brush through with the larger brush.   It helps camouflage grey (or any colour) roots (covers completely), dark regrowth  so quickly and easily without any mess and with no fragrance either.   It is also water-resistant, although cannot confirm how many days it would actually last as I wash my hair each day but still looks good the next day.   It definitely isn’t sticky, doesn’t make my hair look dry and is not noticeable if you apply properly. Also love this is a brush on powder as I find it handier, quicker to use than the cover up sprays / wands.

As I think this is a great product I recommend checking it out for yourself if you are concerned with regrowth, either grey or darker root regrowth – perfect for all ages.  This compact is so handy to take with you and with a built-in mirror it so easy to touch up wherever you are.    I have had my palette for ages, (as you can see below it is well-loved), as you don’t need much product but if you wanted to cover larger areas, have a heavier regrowth or do not get your hair coloured as often it should still last you a long time.

I would love to know if you have used this product before, and if so, do you think it is as good as me?

Thank you for reading  – I will have more posts up tomorrow and/or during the week.

Take care and hope you have a fantastic week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert Photo Credit (first photo) – colorwowhair.com.

 

 

 

Review: Stylist Live Event – November 2017

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend.

As you know as part of my passion for beauty and fashion I love attending beauty and fashion events and one event I have been wanting to attend for the last few years has been the Stylist Live event, held each year usually over three days in England – you can find out more details here.  Stylist Live is more than a beauty & fashion event, it helps bring the Stylist magazine to life across three days of experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.

As dates suited myself and my daughter this year I could not resist and bought the VIP tickets for us both.

These are the different ticket options available – details below, however always check what offers are on as you usually can get really good offers on tickets at the beginning, nearer the dates (if available) i.e. two for one etc. which is particularly good value on the Gold VIP tickets, (I got my tickets at the beginning).

 

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This year Stylist Live was held in the Olympia London from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November; Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm and we attended on the  Friday  and as we were staying in London and only approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue we arrived at the start and as we were in no rush leaving, we did not mind the long queues for treatments.

 

If you a VIP ticket once you arrive and show your ticket (handy to just show on phone) you receive a VIP badge to wear round your neck throughout the day to gain excess to the VIP area which has additional offers, treatments available and where you get your goodie bag (we did not collect our gorgeous treats until the end of the day as bag was  packed with beautiful goodies).  If you have a VIP ticket remember to book your THRIVE event as soon as you see the one you want as the more popular ones go quickly e.g. Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton slots were fully booked really quickly.

Once you get inside you then have access to everything, as shown above, and can go round each ‘booth’ at your own pace.  We availed of the hair and beauty treatments and although queues for getting your hair done were v long, we didn’t really mind as we were in no rush but we did have to wait well over an hour & a half even though we went early but it still was worth it.     There is also a number of areas where you can get complimentary food, soft drinks (e.g. Diet Coke) and also purchase food.   Time just flew past and we did not leave the event until almost 9pm (closing time).

Definitely intend going back next year if I can because it even surpassed my expectations and I was expecting a lot – so many inspirational / informative talks, fashion shows, treatments, refreshments, and also good selection of brands, products to try and I discovered a number of new products as well – well worth the ticket price.     It is obvious a lot of planning, work goes into  this event,  v well organised, laid out although some booths were quite close together which made it a little bit more difficult to navigate at the busier times of the day but we did not mind this too much.    It is definitely worth all the ticket prices especially the VIP ticket when you take account of the additional treatments, refreshments, facilities you can avail off and the goodie bag you get.  If I lived near London would still  be happy with a bronze or silver ticket but when you have to travel a distance, I think the VIP ticket is the best option as the additional talks, treatments, food  available enhances your day’s enjoyment.


Therefore I  would highly recommend attending / purchasing tickets for the 2018 event when they become available if you can as we both thought it was a brilliant day  and really, really enjoyed it – v best event I have ever attended even taking account of the travelling we had to do to get there.  Many, many congratulations to all involved.

Few recommendations / tips for the day:

  • Book the VIP or other tickets when offers are on if you can;
  • Ensure you book your Thrive event as soon as possible if a VIP ticket holder;
  • Sign up for all the updates on the events on social media so you are fully aware of what is going to be available – updates on who and what will be available;
  • Get your free Stylist magazine which also gives details on the event and many other topics – copies of the most recent issue are available at the event too;
  • Nearer the date of the event, plan what you want to see, do on the day as when you go you will see so much;
  • Make sure you avail of as many offers as you can as this is a great way to learn about new brands and try new products; and finally
  • Just relax and enjoy your day; the perfect pampering experience.

Now onto the goodies we got (so, so impressed with the goodie bag well over the stated £150 stated value, but remember this is only available for VIP ticket holders) – we also were given a number of products to try from different brands, which was a great way to see if suitable prior to purchasing (all ticket holders have access to this.

The goodie bag:

Some of the other complimentary products we got to try and there was even more available:

Hope you enjoyed reading about the event – would love to know if you attended this year and if so what you thought of it – did you enjoy it as much as we did?

If you are not a follower would love you to subscribe / follow my blog too would mean a lot.  Intend to have more posts up tomorrow and during/end of the week.

Thank you for reading – hope you have a fantastic week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert table: – Credit Stylistlive.co.uk

Magazine Freebies – December 2017

Hi Everyone

Magazine freebies time again – ‘December 2017’ issues this time.    As usual will include details of any freebies below and when / what free gifts are available if you are considering subscribing as well.  I will update post when I see or if there are any further magazine freebies throughout the month:

TATLER UK = £4.60– A FREE full size Nails Inc Nail Polish’ (10ml – worth approx. £11 but also available for less), a choice of 3 shades I chose ‘Victoria’ a burgundy/dark cherry colour  – there also is a red or a light taupe colour to choose from but not sure of names.  FREE 2018 Restaurant Guide is also included and in addition you can get £10 off when you spend £30 or more on full price Nails Inc products when you use the code TATLER10 until 4th December 2017 (see below).

Subscribe to Tatler for £12.00  for 12 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get LK Bennett London Gifts (worth £90); an exclusive Leather Cosmetic Bag (worth £65) and a £25 LK Bennett Gift Card  FREE with subscription  – (see photo below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

 

Harpers Bazaar = £4.60– A FREE full size Leighton Denny (12ml – worth £12), a choice of 3 shades I chose ‘Infatuation’ a dark wine colour  – there also is a red/coral or a light peach/ neutral colour to choose from but not sure of names

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Subscribe to Harper’s Bazaar for £9.99  for 6 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get a  40ml Emma Hardie Amazing Face Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment (worth £65)  FREE with subscription  – (see photo below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

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ELLE UK = £4.30– A FREE full size (75ml) Percy and Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Hair Balm (worth £18) is included.

 

 

Subscribe to Elle for £9.99  for 6 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get a Divines DEDE Shampoo and Hair Mist (worth over £34)  FREE with subscription  – (see photo below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

 

As advised previously each month I will update each month’s magazine freebie post when I see additional magazine freebies or when relevant offers become available.  (once again a reminder for any new followers, that magazines always dated a month in advance i.e. you get December issues in November).

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed / following my blog would love you to follow – would mean a lot.

Thank you, take care and enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Review: My Little Box & ASOS – Oct 2017

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well – so hard to believe it is 31st October already.

 

I only received my October 2017 My Little Box end of last week,  received mine later this month.   This month’s box/bag has been created by My Little Box with ASOS  – As always the box, cards, print, packaging coordinated perfectly in line with the theme and a beautiful quote is back this month embossed on the inner lid of the outer cardboard box –  love this quote and agree with it totally we are all ‘Limited Edition / Special’, we just need reminded from time to time (see above).    The box costs £14.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month (but as said before always check to see if any offers on first, if thinking of subscribing).

 

This month instead of a box we received a beautiful large patterned gold toned zipped pouch which can be used to store so many different items – I love the design and it is a lovely quality bag.  Love this edition this month.  No booklet this month instead we got a double-sided card  which fits perfectly with theme.

 Included in this months ‘bag’ are:  

 

 A ‘My Little Box’  ASOS notebook–  love this addition as I cannot have too many notebooks and this one is so, so pretty.  Pages on one side are lined for your  ‘Thoughts’ and other side is plain for your  ‘Scribbles – perfect;

 

 

 

No ‘My Little Box’ drawstring smaller pouch again this month  – do not mind as the following FOUR ‘beauty’ items came inside the beautiful patterned larger pouch.

 


My Little Beauty Handcream (50ml) FULL SIZE  love the matching design and again I can never have too many hand creams.  This one has a v light fragrance and feels lovely on the skin and sinks in really quickly, no greasy residue – would be perfect for your handbag but would need to use a heavier one at night as although feels good, personally does not keep my hands hydrated enough;

 


Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer (15ml) – Sample Size this is an Australian brand and love their packaging.  I have tried this primer before and although this is a sample size still large enough sample to see if suitable.  It is a quite good primer and a nice base for applying makeup.  Although I find it a bit tacky at the beginning, tackiness does gradually disappear after few minutes as it sinks into your skin.  Does leave a nice glow to the skin but not sure about the perfecting element but will still use, just not sure would purchase;

 

Pureheals Propolis Rose Callus Sheet Mask – Moisturising & Shiny – always happy  when I see a sheet mask included, especially when I have never tried it before.    I have still to try this mask but sounds good, just not sure about the Rose element but hopefully not too rose fragranced.  It states;  their sheet masks have the added benefit of a three-layer technology that locks maximum levels of moisture into your skin – look forward to trying this weekend and if good will post a short review; and

 



ASOS Black Liquid Liner Full Size  £6so pleased to see this included as had recently seen that ASOS had launched their own beauty products and they were on my list to purchase so delighted first item I got to try is the eyeliner one of my favourite makeup items.  Love the simple black and pink packaging and felt-tip applicator makes it so easy to apply – lovely black line which I find lasts pretty well does smudge a bit initially but need to try for a longer period of time to confirm how good it is, as one thing I really dislike is looking in the mirror and finding your eyeliner is not where is should be!

 

We also received a little note-book 31 days off ‘Tone Up Your Creativity ideas’ – love the first ‘idea’ I seen below – which is so true.

 

I am delighted with this month’s  box / bag – love this new addition.  Also love all the products this month, four beauty items as well – personally a v good month for me.  Excellent value and although maybe another accessory item would have been nice I do not mind as v pleased with what I got.  Although  I am still hoping maybe next month / December we get either a scarf, gloves, socks etc as one of the accessory items to match the ‘season’.

Any queries / comments please let me know, also if you received this months ‘bag’ would love to know what you thought of it?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  I will have more posts up tomorrow, later in the week

Enjoy today and the rest of the week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

My Little ‘Wild Summer’ Box – Aug 2017

Hi Everyone

I received my August 2017 My Little Box yesterday – v soon after my July box, as it was late, so delighted to have the August one on time / early.   The theme for this month’s box is  ‘Wild Summer’  As always the Illustrated box, cards, print, packaging coordinated perfectly in line with the theme.     The box costs £14.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month (but as said before always check to see if any offers on first, if thinking of subscribing).

Very colourful box design this month and like it  – a festival holiday vibe.

Included in this months box are:  

 

 A ‘My Little Box’ Gem Catcher –  gold tone triangle for hanging your jewellery on – it is cute and think would be v useful for custom jewellery – string attached for hanging  it up;

 

‘My Little Box’ The Nana Benz Necklace love that this was included – twisted cord detail at front and dark green plain tight intertwined detail at sides with gold tone magnetic/catch closure – could be worn anytime and also think this has a festival vibe.  Would be beautiful with a plain top or dress; 

 

No ‘My Little Box’ drawstring pouch this month instead the following three ‘beauty’ items came in a blue and white ‘My Little Box’ patterned paper bag:

My Little Beauty Blush Me Tender Cream Blush (FULL SIZE)  states is ‘a universally flattering shade that brings subtle warmth to every skin tone’  I agree think this will be good colour for most skin tones as colour is buildable as well – it is a dusky pink / coral colour and although creamy applies with a powder type finish.  I wore it yesterday and have it on today and it just gives a natural hint of colour, also lasted really well yesterday.  Think I will use this on a regular basis, may also be suitable to dab on the lips as has a stain type finish as well – very pleased with this product;

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Essie Nail Lacquer in 324 (Beautiful Dark Cerise Pink Shade) FULL SIZEpleased to see a full size nail polish included and v happy that I do not have a shade like this is my collection. 

 

Bare Minerals Skinsorials (deluxe sample size 7.5ml)  – I already have this product and really enjoy using it (see my earlier review here).   This is a good size sample, enough to try the product properly.  This was the same sample size I got  free to try in-store previously from a Bare Minerals counter when this product was being launched.  As I enjoy using this product I am happy to see it included, perfect size to take with me on my holidays.  A 20% discount code (SERUM20) also included if you then decide to purchase it  – see below;

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A printed double sided fold out card with a number of different sayings/quotes was also included (photo below) – think may fold out into something but have not managed it yet – going to try again tonight as do not want to tear it.

 

Love the theme and design of this month’s box / items and although was slightly disappointed when felt and opened the box as seemed lighter / emptier than usual I really like all the items this month, better for me than last month’s box.  Still miss the information booklet and prefer to have a drawstring bag but love the beauty products this month and will use all of them.  I still think another ‘accessory’ item may have completed this box but love the necklace so I am happy with all.   Definitely one of the better boxes for me based on the contents and hopefully will enjoy next months products the same or even better.

As always would  recommend checking out / subscribing to this box if you can as it still one of the beauty boxes I am most excited to receive because of the addition of different accessories each month.

Any queries / comments please let me know, also if you received this months box would love to know what you thought of it?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  I will have more posts up v soon.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Jeans For Genes Appeal 2017 Limited Edition Fashion T-Shirt

Hi Everyone

A short post to let you that the Jeans for Genes 2017 Limited Edition fashion t-shirt is now available to purchase on  the Jeansforgenesday.org website for £20I have already purchased mine and received it today.


What is Jeans for Genes?


Jeans for Genes is an appeal dedicated to raising funds that will help children suffering from genetic disorders.

Who does Jeans for Genes help?

The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders – please see the Jeans for Genes Day UK site for more detail.

How it happens in the UK

In the UK, one day every year – this year Jeans for Genes day is on Friday 22nd September 2017 – everyone is asked to throw out the usual dress rules, jump into their jeans and donate a sum to help this cause. The appeal also come up with ideas to raise extra funds, such as competitions and quizzes and  through their clothing including annual limited edition fashion t-shirts.

This year Jeans for Genes have teamed up again with Glasgow School of Art to bring you their latest limited edition fashion t-shirt which this year is designed by Molly Lindsay.

The T-shirt is £20 and comes in sizes UK 8 – UK 16 – all sizes still available at time of posting.

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It is a beautiful good quality cotton, regular fit, short sleeve, black fashion t-shirt  with a slightly scoop neckline with the Jeans for Genes logo in white & blue and white detailing on the front.  I purchased the UK10/12 size and it is a perfect fit and I am usually a UK 10 on top.

I would definitely recommend visiting the Jeans for Genes Day website to learn more about this great cause, then by purchasing this t-shirt  or any of the other beautiful products on the site you can also be a part of Jeans for Genes day through supporting this excellent cause.   You can wear this year’s Limited Edition t-shirt any time not just the 22nd September 2017 – I still wear previous years t-shirts.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post – much appreciated.  Look forward to any comments you may have – if you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit – insert Jeansforgenesday.org.

My Little ‘Seashell’ Box – July 2017 Review

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I only received the July 2017 My Little Box this week – later than normal but happy that I at least received it in July.   The theme for this month’s box is  ‘Seashell’- perfect theme for this time of year.  As always the Illustrated box, cards, packaging coordinated perfectly in line with the theme.     The box costs £14.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month (but as always check to see if any offers on first, if thinking of subscribing).

I love the design/colour of the box this month – reminds me of holiday time.  Always like the saying that is included on the inside of the outer cardboard packaging  as well.  I always remove and put on the underside of the lid (so easy to remove and reapply).

 

Included in this months box are:  


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‘My Little Box’ Summer Night Hanging Candle holder and two candles – unusual but that is one of the many things I like about this box finding different and useful items that I may never have seen or used before – states: ‘fancier than a flashlight but more convenient than a campfire these candle holders (plus moonlight) will help illuminate every one of your summer nights’.  When I use them may even post a separate review as intrigued;

 

‘My Little Box’ Sea, Nap & Sun Traveller Pouch Pillowlove that this was included already packed away to take with me on my holidays – handy inflatable beach pillow; 

 

In the beautiful Blue and Cream seashell patterned ‘My Little Box’ drawstring pouch were the following three items:


My Little Beauty Body Scrub ‘Sandy Shore’ 210g (full size)  states ‘contains white Polynesian sand, sea salt crystals ,Tiare Flowers and Seaweed Oils to gently exfoliate skin’.  It smells divine and has a soft oily granule texture, feels grainy on the skin but does leave the skin feeling v soft with a beautiful light fragrance.  Looking forward to testing this for a longer period of time to see how good the results are;

 

Qiriness Wrap Radiant Eye Contour Mask 2 patches   – never heard of this brand before and as I hope to have a ‘pampering’ session on Sunday, now going to include these in it. States: smooths, boosts radiance, decongests, hydrates and soothes so if they do all this will be impressed.  Will post a separate review if one use is impressive;


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Institut Karite Paris Shea ‘Rose Mademoiselle’ Hand Cream 30ml    – never heard of this French brand before either and although like hand creams, use them regularly the strong rose fragrance is off-putting for me personally so this will be going to a friend who loves rose fragrances in skin care.  However I have to say it does feel good and leaves hands feeling soft, hydrated and not greasy so going to check what other fragrances they have;


 Two ‘My Little Box’ notelets and envelopes and a seashell sweet (the shell is plastic and although sweet tastes good ( v, v sweet though) v difficult to remove from shell).

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Although loved the theme and design of this month’s box / items and liked the items,  I feel there is something missing.  Maybe that is due to me expecting so much from this box now,  as have received so many ‘v good’ boxes in the past.   I think if another ‘accessory’ item had have been included and at least one makeup item I  would have been more excited/impressed.

As always would  still recommend checking out / subscribing to this box if you can as it still remains one of my favourite boxes.  I am just hoping next month’s box will be an even better one and at least one makeup item will be included as just so much skin & body care recently.

Any queries / comments please let me know, also if you received this months box would love to know what you thought of it?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  I will have more posts up over the weekend as well.

Thank you – take care and hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Jo Browne Ireland-Natural Solid Perfume

Hi Everyone

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend.

I wanted to do a quick post / review on a beautiful product I  v kindly received from Jo Browne a short time ago,  a *Jo Browne Ireland Natural Solid Perfume (24 Euro) – a natural solid perfume with organic beeswax.

Joanne Browne, is the founder and creator of Jo Browne Natural Solid perfume and you can learn more about Joanne, background on this product, her range of fragrances, stockists via the link here.

Range:

There are currently five fragrance notes to purchase in the range, three female; floral, oriental and sweet note and two male; oriental and woody note.  I kindly received the Floral note fragrance which is a combination of lemongrass-wild jasmine with organic Beeswax.

Packaging

The Jo Browne Ireland Natural Solid Perfume is a twist up solid perfume which comes in a beautifully embossed tube with push on cap.   JB logo and details are lazered onto the tube which I love.  In addition mine came in an outer light bamboo gift packaging (see photos below) – states on the Jo Browne site ‘Free Gift Bamboo tube with every perfume purchase before xmas’.

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Fragrance / Results

Floral note is a  beautiful natural fresh uplifting ‘happy’ fragrance, but not overpowering which I love, so easy to apply, might drag a bit when you first apply but I find if you have applied a non fragrance natural moisturiser a short time before, let dry and then apply this helps.  This is the perfect perfume for your handbag & travelling as no worry about spillage, breakage and I just adore the packaging as well as it is so unique and beautiful.   However you may find smell does not last as long as some fragrances however this is not a problem for me as it is so easy to apply again, as and when you need to.

Stockists:

You can currently purchase online at Jo Browne.com as well as at a number of different stores  (seen on facebook was also to have launched in the Avoca Belfast store last week so need to check this out this week).  I am sure it will not be long till even more stores are stocking this range as it is such a beautiful, natural product.  Also currently to celebrate that the Jo Browne company is now one year old when you enter code ‘OneYear’ online at Jo Browne.com you will receive 20% discount – think valid until 18.07.17.

I will definitely we checking out the other fragrances and highly recommend checking them out for yourselves as such a stunning product, perfect for yourself or as beautiful gifts.  Love the way all the details are lazered on the packaging which makes it also the perfect gift if you are on  holidays here and want to take gifts from Ireland home as when the perfume is finished still a beautiful momento of your holidays to keep.

Not sure of Joanne has thought about this but I think it would also be lovely if you could just purchase refills, not sure if viable but think it would be perfect if it was.

Thank you again Joanne (Jo Browne.com) for giving me the opportunity to try your beautiful product – I am definitely a fan now.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Have you tried this product already, and if so, do you love it as much as me.  If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Thank you – take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

* Credit – Three Photo Inserts Jobrowne.com 

Blogger Recognition Award

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I am delighted to let you know my blog was v kindly nominated for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ recently by Jennifer from Jennifer Hughes Reviews.   I was v surprised and honoured to have been nominated by this lovely lady – thank you so much Jennifer, means a lot.   Jennifer’s blog is informative and beautiful and if haven’t got round to checking it out yet, you need too as you won’t be disappointed.

I started my blog at the end of June 2016 and since then have been very lucky to have the opportunity to work with a number of  amazing people / companies.  I have also been delighted to have had  the opportunity to meet a few bloggers and hoping to get the chance to meet many more before the end of 2017.

If you are not familiar with the Blogger Recognition Award, it is an award that is given out by bloggers to other bloggers. It is a way for bloggers to recognize and support each other. There is a lot more than just writing that goes on behind the scenes to have a blog become successful. This award helps recognize that hard work and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this community!

There are few things I have to do before accepting the award:

  • I must thank the blogger Jennifer who kindly nominated me and provide a link to her blog
  • I must write a post to showcase the award.
  • I must write a story about why or how I started my blog.
  • I must give new bloggers at least two pieces of advice.
  • I must select fifteen other bloggers to receive the award from me.
  • I must leave a comment on my nominees’ blogs to tell them about the award, and provide a link to this post.

How Beauty Fashion Chit Chat Started

I just love beauty and fashion and have always thought about starting a blog, for approximately 7 years prior to starting it, but as you need to dedicate time to it and as any spare time I had outside work before end of 2015 was precious time I needed and wanted to spend with my family (nothing more precious than family time), especially our children, and our parents, I never got round to starting it.

However after my precious, beautiful, kind  Father who had dementia for a number of years and who we all were so lucky / honoured to be able to care for at home v, v sadly passed away at the end of 2015 I knew I needed  to get a hobby to help fill my spare time, help take my mind off things.   As I always wanted my own blog  I decided this was the perfect time to get it started, not just talk about doing it, so that is how my Beauty Fashion Chit Chat blog came about – decided on the name as just wanted to chit chat about things I loved.

I was apprehensive about starting my blog but as I am a positive person and believe the glass is always half full I went ahead as thought this was the perfect hobby and something I knew I would love doing.

One year later and I am so glad I did, cannot believe how many followers I already have  (I know to some not that many but to me more than I expected at this stage without really promoting it too much).  I find it so therapeutic, it helps take my mind off things and I just love doing it, especially when I receive such positive feedback from followers and getting this blog recognition award from Jennifer has made it extra special.

I still have so much to learn, want to do and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Advice To New Bloggers

  • It is never too late to start a blog, so if it is something you really want to do, go for it and blog about what you are passionate about & love, do it for you and all the hard work will pay off and it will not be long until you see the benefits.
  • Join other social media outlets if you haven’t already, I personally love instagram and find facebook groups really helpful as well.

And The Nominees Are…

So many excellent bloggers and hard to limit it to just 15 – Congratulations to you all and best wishes for the future – Happy Blogging.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Thank you and take care.

Liz x

Magazine Freebies – ‘July’ 2017

Hi Everyone

Another month has flew past so it is now time for  the ‘July 2017’ magazine freebies   as usual will include details of any freebies below and when / what free gifts are available if you are considering subscribing as well –  I will update post when I see or if there are any further magazine freebies throughout the month (two great freebies already this month):

RED = £4.30– Free Rodial Luxury Lip and Eye Duo (worth £36) – free Mixa body lotion sachet and few fragrance slips included within magazine as well.


Subscribe to Red for £9.99  for 6 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get a free Nude by Nature Highlighting Kit plus a Pointed Precision Brush (worth £49) with subscription  – (see photos below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

 

Next month’s free gift in RED (August Issue)


Bazaar = £4.60 – Free Elemis Pro-Definition Day Cream 15ml (worth £28).

Subscribe to Bazaar for £6.00  for 6 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get a free Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash (worth £30)  with subscription  – (see photos below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

Next month’s choice of free gift in Bazaar (August Issue)

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TATLER = £4.60– Free Sunglasses – Choice of 3 colours – black, tortoise or a green/grey colour (photo below).


Subscribe to Tatler for £12.00 for 12 Issues by Direct Debit and you will get a free Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser (worth £49)  with subscription  – (see photos below for details) – always usually an offer on so if this particular offer has finished just check online for other offers.

As advised previously each month I will update each month’s magazine freebie post when I see additional magazine freebies or when relevant offers become available.  (once again a reminder for any new followers, that magazines always dated a month in advance i.e. you get the July issue in June).

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed / following my blog would love you to follow – would mean a lot.

Take care.

Best Wishes Liz x