Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Lush Beauty Haul

Hi guys,
I have been shopping today in Lush and am therefore doing a Lush beauty haul post. For those of you without Lush stores, you can buy the products online at lush.com I would like to shout out to +Jamie Clark because it's her birthday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Earring making - The easiest ones

Hi guys,
I have started to make earrings recently with my friend and I wanted to show you guys how to make the easiest ones.

You will need for the easiest ones:

  • Earring hooks (available from jewellery or craft shops) 
  • Pliers
  • Charms with loops built in such as this:




Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Nail Pens

Hi guys,
So my favourite nail pens for nail art are the nail pens from Rio. I have been using these for a while and they're so great. They even have a pack of rhinestones and glitter when you buy a box of 8. They are only available by internet order I think but I love them. They take quite a while to dry but they are very long lasting and there is so much in the bottle that they last for a really long time.


Liebster Award

Hi guys,
So I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Jessalyn Nicole of Makeup by Jessalyn Nicole. She has a makeup blog where she reviews makeup, gives tips and tricks and gives tutorials.


Monday, 29 July 2013

Top Three Tag

Hi guys,
So after being tagged by my good friend across the pond, in her great post shalunyaboyet.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-three-tag.html?m=1 I have compiled a post of my favourite products. At the bottom I tag others who will then continue the blogging party!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Shopping haul

Hi guys,
So I have finally found ideas for my blogging! Thanks to +WalshVictoria for her helpful suggestions and support.
So I have been shopping! And I have a huge beauty haul so I shall proceed to delight you with my shopping antics:

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Lancome Hypnose Drama Eyes Palette Review


Hi guys,
I bought the Hypnose Drama Eyes Palette instead of the Star which is the mascara that I bought. I preferred these colours because the blue seemed a little too shocking and bright for what I wanted it for at the time (a daytime work eyeshadow) but I probably will purchase it at some point. 


Sorry for not uploading recently but my computer went wonky and then I got a new one! So on my new computer, here I am! 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Any help??

Hi guys,
Recently I have hit a huge blogging wall. I rarely update and I don't know, it just seems really weird. Then some days I will have loads of ideas and blog loads!
Any blogging suggestions, leave a comment.

Saffy

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

Product Review - No7 Free Gift

Hi guys,
So here's my product review for the free gift from No7 mentioned in my last blog post or the one before it. It was an offer that is still on in Boots stores and it is that if you buy 2 or more No7 items, you get a beauty bag filled with No7 gifts.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Weirdest Baby Names

Hi guys,
With the whole North West thing with Kim Kardashian's baby, I decided to do a post on the weirdest baby names that at least 5 babies as of 2013 have as their name. I found most of these names from Huffington Post but descriptions are my own!

For Girls:
Ahmiracle or Damiracle:
Seriously guys, Miracle is acceptable but WHAT!!

Beautyful or Pretty:
What if they're not!

Goodness:
Ok until they become a teenager; is it a challenge?

Money or Pryce:
Um, no, just no.

Ikea:
Yes, at least 5 babies have been called Ikea this year.

Shady,
Sunny, Snow etc can work but not Shady.

Vegas:
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Younique:
One of the more acceptable names out of this list but still No.


For Boys:
Handsome:
See Beautyful or Pretty

Harshit:
Beautiful Sanskrit names meaning full of happiness but if you speak English it's a whole different story.

Kartier:
Klassy

Princeton or Princeten:
What if he gets into Yale or Harvard?

Vader:
A lifetime of Star Wars jokes.

Tigger:
Once said boy is a teenager, he will have relentless mickey-taking.

Heavyn:
Heaven is bad enough but for those who want a different spelling, DO NOT PUT HEAVY IN THE MIDDLE!!

Tequila:
Not a good name. Full stop.

Add more in the comments section below
Saffy

Beauty Haul

Hi guys,
So, the other day I went shopping and bought the following:

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Yellow Shine for £7.00.


This was a free gift and included the:
  • No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Pale Pink (It's actually more lavender coloured)
  • High Shine Lip Gloss in Coral Kiss 
  • Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara in Black 
  • Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser in Medium/ Fair
  • Airbrush Away Primer
I will do a more detailed review of all of these products in a separate post.


Another tube (Tube?) of L'Oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light Highlighting Pen. I adore this as a highlighter and it is basically the same as their foundation.

Clinique 3Step Face Products:
  1. Liquid Facial Soap in Mild (for types 1 and 2)
  2. Clarifying Lotion I bought in 2 and 3 for when I have breakouts or dry patches
  3. Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion in Type 2.
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara in Extra Black.

There will be product reviews on these so keep reading,
Saffy






No7 Nail Varnish Review - Bad Batch?

Hi guys,
Here's my review of the No7 Stay Perfect nail varnish in Practically Perfect. I have had it before in the shade Minty Fresh which I loved, although it did take at least 2 coats.

However, this one is rather disappointing because it came off my nails in quarter of an hour after it was dry and it didn't dry for ages.

You can see here that it peeled off completely on my ring finger!

Stay 'Perfect': more like Stay Away from this!

I had no problems with the colour, only that it took at least 2 coats to actually see anything that wasn't a translucent, streaky mess. But all of the nail varnishes in this range do that so I wasn't expecting anything great on this front.

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Varnish In Practically Perfect
Category
Score

Value for Money
3 (£6.00)
E
Colour Pigmentation
2
F+
Texture
9
A+
Lasting
0 (10 mins after dry)
F
Repurchase
0
F
Total
Score out of 50
Grade
Not very good at all!
14
E


Maybe I had a bad batch of this nail varnish - I have tried other shades from the range and they have been great!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Daily Blogging Challenge - Best Body Lotions

Hi guys,
Here are my favourite and top rated body lotions:

Season (Summer 2013) Favourites - Body Spray

Hi guys,

Here's my favourite Summer scent :



Impulse True Love Body Spray

I love this scent so much, it is a combination of freesia, amber and tangerine. It's very fruity and captures summer perfectly.  I adore this scent so much!

If you are in the UK there are offers at Boots sometimes that are £1! They are so cheap and so good!

More soon,
Saffy

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Daily Blogging Challenge - How to turn normal hair into luscious locks in 5 steps

Hi guys,
So here's a post about how to turn dull hair into a gorgeous, silky mane sure to attract anyone's attention!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Daily Blogging Challenge - Shop analysis - Selfridges

Hi guys
So I thought for my post today that I would do a Shop Analysis

If you think that these are good, leave a comment and I will do more of them!


So I went into Selfridges in London yesterday because I love the Ted Baker Women's clothes there. I was greeted by a very helpful assistant who seemed cheerful ( I can't stand it if they ask whether you need help in such a bored and monotonous tone that you can't be bothered to ask) and attentive.

Then I searched that part of the store and was looking for a particular item. The sales assistant, because there was no-one in there, started talking to me about the products and we had a great chat. She clearly knew her stuff as she told me many things that I didn't know about the products and the brand.

It was amazing!

Saffy

Selfridges Review
Helpfulness 9
Cheerfulness 8
What I wanted 9
Queue 10
Attentiveness 10
Out of 50 46





Sunday, 7 July 2013

Daily Blogging Challenge Day 7

Hi guys,
7th July is the 188th day in a year but how much do you know about it?

1865 – American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are
hanged.

1898 – U.S. President William McKinleysigns the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

1911 – The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.

1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1930 – Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known asHoover Dam).

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.

1941 – World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.

1978 – The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.

1990 – World Wide Web born when Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, developed the HyperText Markup Language, which would later be called HTML.

See you soon
Saffy

Friday, 5 July 2013

Day 5 of Blogging Challenge - Crazy Holidays

Hiya guys
Hope you are having a great week and here's my Day 5 blog post: Crazy Holidays in July!
July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day - first Sunday in month

1 Canada Day

1 Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Day 4 of blogging challenge

Hi guys
So here's my daily blogging challenge: what was your first job?

Carlo Fellini Evening Bags Review

Hi guys,
I thought I would start doing a review of fashion brands that maybe aren't so big but definitely need the recognition!
So this is my dear friend +Walsh Victoria's company http://www.evening-bags.com/ and I think the bags are stunning.

Celebrate

Hi guys,
Two things- I am past the 50 posts mark!
And Happy 4th July to all those in America. I am British but wishing you all a great day!

Saff

Best Lush Products - Shower Scrub

Hi guys,
Heres the next category - Shower Scrubs.
I chose 1 for this because my favourite was so easy to pick!

Best Lush Products - Bath Bombs 2

Hi guys,
Heres Part 2 of Bath Bombs

Sex Bomb https://www.lush.co.uk/product/341/Sex-Bomb

Beauty Grading
Name Size Price
Sex Bomb -  £3.20
Category Rating Grade
Value 7 B
Packaging 7 B
Longevity 9 A
Extra Special 8 B+
Fragrance 10 A*
Sensitivity 8 B+
Repurchase 10 A*
Need to buy 10 A*
Colouring 10 A*
TOTAL 79 A*
     

More soon
Saffy


Best Lush Products - Bath Bombs 1 (Rose Queen)

Hi guys,
So here's my Lush products that I love for each category:


1. Bath Bombs
Rose Queen https://www.lush.co.uk/product/5655/Rose-Queen

Beauty Grading
Name Size Price
Rose Queen - £2.65
Category Rating Grade
Value 8 B+
Packaging 7 B
Longevity 9 A
Extra Special 9 A
Fragrance 10 A*
Sensitivity 7 B
Repurchase 9 A
Need to buy 9 A
Colouring 8 B+
TOTAL 76 A*





   
A* 10  
A 9  
B+ 8  
B 7  
B- 6  
C+ 5  
C 4  
C- 3  
D 2  
E 1  
F 0  



Love Saffy

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions!

Hi guys,
Do you like the new layout or prefer the old one?

Out of 10 which is the best post (say which and then the number)?

What would you like from me next?

Saffy