Sunday, 29 November 2009

REVIEW: Boots 17 Infinite lash mascara

Hi Ladies!

Sorry I havn't updated in a while :-( I had an exam at uni and have been at work all weekend but I'm back in action now with a review of a 17 product which I bought a couple of weeks ago from boots - The infinite lash mascara.

From what I can remember I think this cost about £4.99, when I initially opened it I was a little disappointed, the brush was small, plastic and bendy (I love big bristly mascara brushes like benefit badgal and loreal voluminous) However I decided to give it a fair try, and I was plesantly suprised!

The consistancy of this mascara is really nice, it doesn't clump my lashes or flake off during the day. It actually provides really good definition and adds length to my lashes. The only negative is that is does need topping up during the day something which I find you often need to do with cheaper mascaras.

So, overall a thumbs up from me and 6/10 :-)

Speak Soon!

DaisyBee xxx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Top Tips : Easy ways to help your hair grow longer :-)

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would share with you some of the things I do to encourage my hair to grow/maintain its length. Some of these things might seem really simple, and obvious but they're just easy things I have found to help my hair grow a bit quicker :-)

So first I thought i'd show you a pic of my hair at the moment (ish!) this picture was actually taken at in the summer (July I think), so it has grown a bit more since this was taken. This is pretty much my natural hair colour, I havn't dyed it for almost a year now - yay!

So onto my top tips!

1) Limit heat on your hair - Obvious I know but if you're anything like me completely cutting out the hairdryer and straightners is just not going to happen. With work and uni all week life is pretty hectic at the moment and I don't have time to hang around waiting for my hair to dry naturally! So to limit the amount of heat I use on my hair, after washing it I towel dry, part and brush my hair then get on with everything else I need to do (put on makeup..have breakfast..sort out my handbag!) Once I have literally got eveything else done and I'm ready to leave, I towel dry my hair again then blow dry it. I find giving my hair a chance to dry on its own even for just a little bit cuts down how much time I then need to spend using the hairdryer and straightners - every little helps!

2) Get your dry shampoo out! - I used to wash my hair every day which definately did my hair more harm than good. Now I wash it every other day and use dry shampoo inbetween washes, to freshen it up. It often looks better on my dry shampoo days!

3) Invest in a leave in conditioner - I use vitapointe leave in conditioner (see pic below!) which I have mentioned on my blog before, which costs about £1.99 from boots. After washing and drying, and throughout the day (I keep it in my handbag!) I take a pea sized amount, rub it into my palms and smooth it through the ends of my hair. It definately leaves my hair feeling softer and less dry :-) I also use a hair mask from time to time (the aussie 3 minute miracle is lovely) theres often a selection of different hair masks in sachets at superdrug for 99p they're a great way to treat yourself if you feel like being pampered!

4) Be gentle! - If you get tangles in your hair use a wide tooth comb or your fingers to tease them out, detangle sprays are great too but use them sparingly so you don't make your hair look greasey. Also be particularly careful when brushing your hair when its wet, as it is alot more delicate.

5) Go easy on the styling products - Overuse of styling products can dry out your hair and make it brittle, So try not to overdo it with the hairspray and mousse. Even using a little less than usual will help!

6) Embrace your natural colour! - Like I said at the beginning of this post, I havn't dyed my hair now for almost a year. This time last year I was beyond platium blonde (I've put a picture below but it was alot blonder than this!)

I'd had blonde highlights from being about 14 and each time seemed to ask to go blonder and blonder! It got to a point when my hair was in really bad condition and I was finding my colour difficult to maintain, so I went to the hairdressers asked her to take my hair to as close to its natural colour as possible and I've only been back for trims since! I know one day I will want to get some highlights and go blonder again but for now my hair is in way better condition and I have saved some pennies! :-)

I hope these tips were helpful! and let me know in the comments if you have any tips too!

Speak Soon!

DaisyBee xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Nails of the day - Collection 2000 hot looks wham

Hi ladies!

Hope you're having a fab weekend despite the awful weather :-( I just wanted to show you what I'm currently wearing on my nails and its a collection 2000 hot looks nail varnish in the colour wham.

This is the latest addition to my hot looks collection, I bought it a week or two ago from superdrug, but only applied it for the first time a couple of days ago and I love it! I have been wearing alot of grey lately (and I have grey ugg boots!) and this nail varnish just seems to look perfect with everything I wear at the moment! its a lovely milky grey with the slightest blue tint, its different enough to be noticable but not too in your face (if that makes sense!?)

I applied this on thursday morning, it is now saturday and it still looks fantastic! I am so impressed with the hot looks polishes they are such good value and great quality - Please bring out more colours collection 2000!

Speak Soon

Daisybee xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A little ELF haul :-)

Hi Ladies!

I ordered a few things from elf at the weekend and I was really pleased when I got home today and there was a parcel waiting for me! I thought I'd share with you what I got :-)

First I ordered the new corrective concealer palette, which is one of the new products just added to the studio range.

It contains two creamy beige colours for covering imperfections, a green for cancelling out redness and a lilac colour to brighten yellow tones. On first impressions the concealers feel really creamy and easy to blend, it also comes with a cute little brush - I'm looking forward to using this! :-)

Next up I got the pearl white eye widener pencil and a brightening eye liner in black.

The eye widener is lovely - really creamy and pigmented. It also has this ingenious little sharpener on the end! The black eyeliner comes with a sharpener too!

and finally I repurchased two brushes I already have because they are such bargains and I use them all the time - The eye shadow brush and the blending eye brush.

These brushes are FABULOUS and so cheap! I cannot rave about them enough. I did buy one more product which I love so much already I am going to devote a whole post to it so watch out for that in the next couple of days!

Hope you're all having a great week!

DaisyBee xxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Ins and Outs :-)

Hi girlies,

I thought I'd enlighten you on what i'm loving lots and....bahh not so much this week :-)


Stila illuminating skin foundation - I mentioned this when I first started blogging, although pricey is is my absolute favourite foundation, I normally save it for special occasions but I've been wearing it pretty much every day lately because I love it so much!

Primark leg warmers - I recently bought some cream ones with a little pattern on and they look so cute under my ugg boots - lovely and cosy too!

Sparkly jewellery - I'm really enjoying cocktail rings and sparkly studs at the moment :-)

Starting my christmas shopping - I love buying presents for people and I've already started christmas shopping - I feel so organised!


Rainy days - Even the triple protection of a hat, a hood and an umbrella cannot save my hair from frizzing in the rain at the moment!

I'm a celebrity get me out of here - I can't stand this programme! and the celebrities in it this year.....who?!

loosing various makeup items in my super messy room - I am definately going to tidy it tonight!

My favourite bag being on the verge of breaking due to carting around all my huge uni text books in it - sorry bag! :-(

Ripping the split on my brand new pencil skirt as I got into the car to go to work, then having to wear it with a big split up the back all day - bad times!

What are your ins and outs this week?

DaisyBee xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Nails of the day - China Glaze Touch Of Glamour

Hi Ladies!

I just wanted to do a quick nails of the day, I've been embracing the more neutral shades in my nail polish collection (due to work/uni placement) and my current fave is a china glaze polish called touch of glamour.

This is a really lovely pale creamy neutral colour with this amazing gold sheen when your nails catch the light. Its one of those colours which doesn't look much in the bottle but is really pretty on your nails!

have you bought any new nail polishes recently?

DaisyBee xxx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Product Rave : Loreal Touche Magique Concealer

Hi ladies!

So, I just wanted to do a bit or a rave about one of my holy grail makeup items which I have been using for literally years! It is the loreal touche magique under eye concealear :-)

Sorry that the picture isn't great - I use this product every day and it lasts for a super long time so most of the writing has rubbed off! I adore this product and always repurchase it. I think I have used it for about three years now and I was introduced to it after watching a programme on telly (I think it might have been a Gok Wan programme!) where they asked 100 ladies to test this, touche eclat and some other under eye concealers and this one came out on top!

After applying my foundation I pop some of this under my eyes (It has a similar applicator to touche eclat - you twist the top then it has a brush applicator on the other end) then use either my finger or a stiff synthetic eyeshadow brush to gently blend the concealer under my eyes. This concealer blends really well and has a light, creamy consistancy. It definately leaves my eyes looking lighter, brighter and more awake!

If your're looking for a new under eye concealer or fancy trying something different I can highly recommend this one, I remember going on holiday once, forgetting it and buying a new one from boots at the airport! (I don't know what I would have done if boots hadn't had it!) It costs around £7.00 :-)

5/5 and a big thumbs up from me!

Hope you're all well, and thankyou everyone for the perfume recommendations - I have so many great ideas now!

Speak Soon

DaisyBee xxx

P.s Lauren over at Lauren Loves is having an amazing giveaway where you can win tickets to the clothes show live! Definately check it out if you havn't already and good luck if you enter!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

What is your favourite perfume?

Hi Ladies!

With Christmas approaching, My nearest and dearest have informed me that it is time to start thinking of ideas for presents. I love perfume (I get through it at an alarming rate!) and have just opened my last bottle of my favourite perfume - Nina Ricci, Nina which my boyfriends parents brought me back from their holiday this summer.

This is a really lovely perfume its light, crisp and really long lasting. I have about 6 empty bottles hanging around my bedroom (they're so pretty I can't bear to throw them away!) However, although I love it to bits, I feel it is time to be brave and give something new a try. The only other perfume I have had lately Is Marc Jacobs, Daisy which I also really like but I think is quite summery.

So - ideas please girlies! What is your favourite perfume?

Hope you've had a fab weekend, and enjoy X Factor if you're watching it. I voted for Olly Murs!

DaisyBee xxx

Friday, 6 November 2009

REVIEW: Lee Stafford beach babe sea salt spray

Hi girlies!

I wanted to do a review of another Lee Stafford product and it is the beach babe sea salt spray pictured below.

This product aims to give hair that gorgeous surf chick look. Although this is something quite summery I think messy natural looking wavy hair looks so cute under a woolly hat in these colder months!

I normally use this on days when I want to give my hair a break from heat. I do not have naturally curly hair by any means (I wish I did!) but my hair does have a slight wave to it that this product seems to bring out and amplify just how I like it! After washing and conditioning I spray the sea salt spray all over my hair then pop it up in a towel for about ten minutes. I then take my hair out of the towel, part it where I would like it (without brushing!) and spray the product all over my hair again scrunching the hair up as I go. I also sometimes scrunch in a little hair mousse in at this stage. I then make a cup of tea, get on with my jobs for the day and leave my hair to dry naturally :-) I also use it on dry hair sometimes if my waves start to drop a little.

I adore this product. Like all Lee Stafford it smells gorgeous, and leaves my hair looking naturally tousled. It costs £5.99 from boots so its not too pricey either! it gets a big thumbs up and 4/5 from me!

Let me know if you would like to see a pic of my hair after using this product, and next time I use it I will pop a picture onto the end of this post :-)

Have a lovely weekend

DaisyBee xxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Eyes of the day with a twist :-)

Hi girlies!

So I thought I'd do a quick eyes of the day post, today I used my sleek graphite palette to create a toned down smokey eye using black and grey eye shadows, suitable for daytime - I just felt like jazzing up my make-up a bit today! However, as a bit of a challenge, I decided to apply my makeup using only the spongey applicator which comes inside the sleek palettes this is how I got on :

Not to bad really I don't think! I just used the different sides of the applicator for my light and dark shadows, used the other end to blend and blended a little more with my finger tip. I wanted to do this to show that if you don't have alot of makeup brushes you can still create a fab smokey eye, with what is available to you. I'll definately use the sponge applicator again!

As you can see although I have quite a lot of eyeshadow on my lid, it wasn't too overpowering when I had my eye open. I was really pleased with the way this turned out, I would never normally wear grey/black shadows during the day but this actually went with my outfit really nicely!

I took this photo once I had got home (around 4pm) after applying my make-up at 8 this morning - these shadows have such great staying power! I also used the too-faced herbal eye concealer as a base, loreal voluminous mascara and mac powerpoint eyeliner in the colour carbon :-)

Speak Soon!

DaisyBee xxx

Monday, 2 November 2009

New Tag : Top three products for under £5

Hi girls!

So I thought I'd start a new tag and it is your top three products which cost less than £5 each, one haircare, one skincare and one makeup! I thought it'd be interesting to find out which products people really love which don't cost too many pennies! I've tried to mention products which I havn't mentioned on my blog before so its not too boring! So, I'll get the ball rolling! :-)

First up - Haircare

My top haircare item for under £10 has to be the vitapointe leave in hair conditioner which is an absolute bargain at only £1.99 from boots!

This is something which my mum had used when she was a teenager and recommended to me as I have long hair which can sometimes get quite dry on the ends. You just take a pea sized amount and smooth it into your hair after you've dryed it and it leaves it feeling healthier and looking glossier! I always keep this in my handbag!


My skincare must have is atrixo enriched moisturising hand cream which costs around £1.79 for 50ml

I've tried quite a few high end hand creams but this is the one I always reach for, it leaves my hands feeling soft, soothed and moisturised all day long. I also sometimes pop it on problem dry areas like my elbows and it works a treat - I love it!

and finally - Makeup

My make-up item has to be the sleek palettes, they're such great value! (£4.88 for 12 gorgeous colours!) here is the newest addition to my sleek family - the graphite palette.

I know I ramble on about these palettes all the time but the colours are fabulous and such great quality, If ever I have an outfit thats an unusual colour and I want to try and do some makeup to match I know I'll find a colour in one of my sleek palettes!

Right so I hope you enjoyed this tag! I am going to tag some of the blogs I really enjoy reading because I'd love to find out about some bargain products from them! They're all fab blogs and definately worth a visit!

and of course anyone who would like to do this tag! If you do please leave me a comment with a link to it so i can go and read it :-)

Also If you havn't seen already Paula at is having a really generous giveaway to celebrate getting 100 followers (congrats Paula!) definately check it out!

Speak Soon!

DaisyBee xxx