Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Cookies

Hi Lovely Ladies. 

Christmas is on its way and it's that time of year that I love to bake. 

I picked up the ingredients in the local supermarket. 

200g of Plain Flour

150g of  Sugar

 1 Egg

200g Butter

1 tsp of Ground Cinnamon - Optional

Some drops of Almond Essence - Optional

Metallic Cake Decorations - Optional 

This recipe makes about 40 cookies depending on how big your cutters are! 

I bought my cookie cutters from Amazon -- Here is the link :-) 

They were very easy to use. 

 When I was in college I did a Childcare course and for a while I helped out at a Primary School. Primary Schools must be the best place to be around Christmas time. It was so much fun seeing all those children get excited about the Holidays. This was one of the cooking recipes we used and it's great to use with children! 

Also...these cookies last a few days more if sealed in a air tight container ..that's if no one eats them all on the first day ;-) 

Just remember to stay safe when cooking and remember that I'm in no way a chef, just a person who likes to bake now and then :-) 

Linzi xxx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Eau My Giddy God - Vera Wang - Princess Night

Hullo Lovely Ladies!

If you read my haul a few weeks back, you would have seen that I recently picked up this Vera Wang perfume from TK Maxx. It was an amazing find. I picked up the 50ml bottle of Vera Wang Princess Night for just £24.99.

I've been meaning to try a Princess perfume for a long time now, as nearly every Perfume Collection I've seen on blogs and Youtube seem to have one included. 


This is the newest Princess release. 

I remember seeing the advertisement for it earlier in the year and falling in love with the bottle. 

This is a grouped as a floral fruity perfume, all though I don't smell a lot of floral notes. 

The Official notes to this perfume are ;-

Top - Watermelon, Raspberry and Red Berry

Middle - Jasmine, African Orange Flower and Rose

Base - Woodsy Notes, Musk, Sugar and Vanilla

On me I smell berries, sweet vanilla and woods. Giving this a youthful yet mysterious scent. 

For a fruity floral fragrance I find it more interesting than your usual popular teen fragrances, which makes it more wearable for a girl of any age to not feel like they are wearing an immature perfume. 

I adore the packaging and it looks stunning on display. I do find some fall out with the glitter but not enough that Im worried about bald patches very soon. There's just one speck of glitter here and there. 

The thing that does bug my is the cap/crown. Yes it is gorgeous and the fact that you could also wear it as a ring is very appealing but it's just very fussy and mine always seems to fall off, which makes me fear carrying it around for to long in case I lose them. I would feel better about it if it was magnetic or fitted together more sturdily. 

The colour of the glitter looks black in the photo's but when you hold it up to a light you can see that  its just a very dark purple. 

All in all though it's a beautiful perfume and I'm so glad I picked it up when I did because only last week I saw it priced at over £40 in Boot's! 

Hope you all had a great weekend :-) 

Linzi xxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas - For Him -£20 or Under

So Christmas can be a stressful time, that's why I try to do most of my shopping in November so that I can relax and enjoy the amazing month that December can be :-) 

I find the males in my family the hardest to buy for so the last few weeks I've been taking my time trying to decide what to get my brother and father. 

Here are a few of my ideas! 

The Godfather DVD Box Set 

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£9 with free P&P  

I think it must be programmed into men to love The Godfather films. I've never actually watched one...Opps! 

An Idiot Abroad By Karl Pilkington

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 £5.12 with free P&P  

The Further Adventures Of An Idiot Abroad By Karl Pilkington

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 £8.54 with free P&P  

I'm a big fan of reading, dyslexia runs in my family and getting my dad and brother to read a novel has been real tough. The last few years my brother has come so far with his reading and I'm extremely proud of him. In all my twenty years though I have never seen my dad read a book but I'm still optimistic and maybe something as crazy funny as the Karl Pilkington books will give him the nudge he needs :-) 

Next Cufflinks

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I find nothing smarter than a man wearing a good shirt and a pair of cufflinks  For the price these are lovely and next have a large range of different cufflinks  Ranging from Looney Toones to Coca Cola Caps. You can also buy a lovely Leather cuff links box to keep them in. 

Topman Fragrance Gift Set

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I didn't know Boots sold Topman goodies but it was a lovely surprise when I saw this set last week whilst shopping. I think the hat is so cute and I'm really interested on what the fragrance would smell like! 

The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Season One DVD

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£5.99 with free P&P

For as long as I can remember great shows like Red Dwarf, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and Blackadder have been a constant presence in my life. I still know all the lyrics to The Fresh Prince but my family have never owned any of the actual DVD's so to be able to have it at hand would be great as I don't see them on repeat that often anymore. Not as much as it used to be anyway.  I know for a fact my brother would love to have this in his DVD collection! 

Well I hope this helps someone who's finding it hard to choose a gift! 

Hope you have all had a great Saturday :-) 

Linzi xxx

REVIEW - Rimmel London - Glam'eyes Eyeshadow - Backstage

Hullo Lovley Ladies! 

A few weeks ago whilst out shopping with my brother I stopped in Poundland. 

I like to step in every so often just to see if they have any good deals on beauty products. 

I managed to pick up the Rimmel London Glam'eyes Eyeshadow in shade 102 "Backstage" 

I remember when these came out and even though I loved the shades I didn't find it necessary to pay the price for just one eye shadow. 

As you can see its a lovely taupe with shimmer. 

It's a beautiful neutral shade. 

It looks lovely on its own with a slick of eyeliner and mascara or with a few over shades to make a dazzling smokey eye. 

I'm so glad I could try this out at such a great price! 

You can't go wrong with £1 for a great quality eye shadow :-) 

Linzi xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dear Santa.....I can Explain!

Dear Santa, 

I've been a good girl this year.... It was only that one small incident....I swear ;-)  

 So I was hoping if you could bring me some of these goodies this Christmas..

So firstly, something I've been wanting for a long time now is this Roberto Cavalli Perfume. It's definitely a statement perfume.

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This may sound like a strange one but for years I've wanted to own a Snowglobe. Something pretty and well made that can come down from the attic every year and be put out for show in the festive season. I've been loving the look of the ones from TK Maxx and Marks and Spencers :-) 

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One thing I have never owned is a Christmas jumper, I have really wanted one for awhile now, I recently saw this in new look and was blown away with my desire to buy it but as I was shopping for family I managed to stop myself....

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The next thing I want is something for my skin, I seem to be going through puberty again or something, the amount of blemishes I've gotten over the last few months is ridiculous  I don't think I had this many all the way through my teen years. I've heard a lot of good things about the Anti Blemish range from Clinique so It would be great if I could get something from them to sort it all out! 

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So that's my Christmas wish list Santa, hope Mrs Claus is well!

Lots of Love,
Linzi xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Recent Collective Haul - Why I love TK Maxx Part 2

Hey Lovely Ladies :-)

I haven't done a haul in a while so I thought I would show you what I've bought this last month. 

Nails Inc St James - Glamour Magazine - Free
Glade Candle - Winter Berries - £2 
Garnier Olia Hair Dye - Intense Red - Supurdrug - £6.99
MUA - Undressed Palette - Superdrug - £4
Vera Wang - Princess Night 50ml - TK Maxx - £24.99

I picked up the Nails Inc polish but then realized that I have something very similar to it so I will be giving it to my best friend because she LOVES red nail polishes. I love when magazines give away free goodies. Especially when the magazine is only £2! 

I picked up the Glade Candle in Spar for just £2. I don't know if it was on offer or not but for £2 I'll be picking up a few more of these it smells gorgeous!

I really needed to re-dye my hair this month. My roots were looking awful. I've also been trying really hard to dye over the black in my hair. I tried the hair stripper but it didn't work very well and smelt so bad *rotten eggs!* that I don't want to try it again. I've told my friends to shoot me if I ever contemplate dying my hair black again because I always end up changing my mind a month later! 

I finally caved and bought the Undressed palette from MUA. Well in actual fact I bought one for my auntie and one for a friend for Christmas and I just happened to know that they were on a 3 for 2 offer. Mwhahahaha! I can't wait to review and compare this to my Naked palette :-) 

This must be the best purchase this all know I love a good deal and I couldn't believe it when I found the new Vera Wang perfume in  TK Maxx. 50ml for just £24.99! Just after I bought it we stopped in Boots and they wanted £45 for it so I felt so lucky! I've been wanting to try a Vera Wang perfume for ages :-) It's gorgeous and i'll be reviewing it soon! 

One thing that I picked up yesterday that isn't photographed is The Grinch DVD......I've loved this movie since it came out...I made my mam take me to see it three times! It's been recorded on my Sky box since last Christmas so when I saw it in Matalan for £2.99 I knew I had to pick it up :-) 

So that's my haul, I'm off to watch I'm A Celeb :-) 

Hope your all enjoying your weekend!

Linzi xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

REVIEW - Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Policy Palette

Hullo Lovely Ladies!

I made my first Too Faced purchase in TK Maxx not long ago and I've been using them a lot since so I thought I'd do a review for you all :-) 

The Palette I bought was the Shadow Insurance Policy which came with a full size primer which I will be reviewing separately. 

I would say that the shadows are comparable to some of my favourite eye shadow brands e.g Urban Decay and MUA. 

They are extremely smooth, pigmented, easy to blend and long lasting even without a primer. 

I made sure to take this with flash to show you how the shadows in this palette all have some form of shimmer/glitter.

So if your a fan of more matte shadows then this may not be the palette for you. 

The Shadows in this palette are :-

Full Frontal - A chocolate brown.
Glamazon - A taupe with fine glitter.
Socialite - A burnt orange bronze.
Boy Toy - A light pink.
Skinny Dip - A nice royal blue.
Lucky Charm - Beautiful Green.

My favourites are Full Frontal, Socialite and Boy Toy. 

I'd love to wear Glamazon more often but with the glitter its more of a night out shadow to wear, the last time I wore it in the day I was really self conscious about the glitter that seemed to be showing up all over my face, even with a primer! 

Skinny Dip and Lucky Charms are probably the hardest for me to wear but I have tried them as subtle liners and I think they would be stunning to use for next summer. 

I'm really glad I managed to pick this up, especially for the price I bought it! 

I wouldn't hesitate picking up something else from Too Faced if I was lucky enough to find it :-) 

I hope TK Maxx will bring in some more products soon! 

 I'm going Christmas shopping tomorrow, trying to get it all done quickly so I'm not stressing the week before like last year! 

Have a great Weekend :-) 


Sunday, 11 November 2012

REVIEW - Demeter - Sex On The Beach & Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Hi Lovely Ladies!

I bought these two perfumes from Ebay a few weeks ago after searching online for what felt like months.

I finally found them at a good price and bought them as soon as I could. 

Demeter is a company that make cologne sprays that are based on simple or unusual things.

Some of the most popular fragrances are; 

Salt Air
Pink Lemonade
Gin and Tonic

Now I'm going to be reviewing the two scents I own

Sex On The Beach

This cologne was part of the Happy Hour Collection that focused on popular alcohol drinks. 

This was quite a disappointment. I had heard that the cologne sprays where not very long lasting but this was simply ridiculous  It lasted seconds.Which for the price they are asking for is shocking. Luckily I got this at a good price. 

Onto the smell. This is an extremely sweet scent. Quite sickly to me, even though I'm a big fan of sweet scents this is very overpowering in that area.

The notes are : 

Vodka, Pineapple, raspberry, melon and cranberry. 

I wouldn't suggest this to anyone, not just because I don't like the scent but because of the lack of lasting power. I'm trying to give this away to someone right now but no one I know seems to like it !

Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler

This scent came out with the Jelly Belly Collection. When I saw it on Ebay I got really excited because I LOVE Jelly Belly sweets. I've been eating them for years! 

I really like this scent. It has a a lovely creamy note too it which I believe comes from the peach. It's not as sweet and has a slight bitterness to it, which just makes it more interesting and not sickly. I think the lemon notes make it smell very fresh and clean but not strong enough to turn it into bathroom cleaner.

It's also a lot longer lasting. I find the smell lingers for a good two hours before I need to re-apply.

The notes are;

Peach, Blackberry and Lemon. 

I'm glad I picked this one up, it's nice to carry around in my handbag. I think I'll be using it a lot next year when we get back into those "warmer" months. 

I'm so happy that I liked at least one and I got to try a new brand that I've found interesting. They are also good for novelty affect I guess, with names like "Thunderstorm" and "Gin and Tonic" but I don't think I'd buy another :-) It's nice to have them in my collection but I wouldn't say they where stunning perfumes! 

Hope you have all had a great weekend!

Linzi xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Debenham's Christmas Spectacular Offer


Just thought I would mention to those who don't know that the Debenhams Christmas Spectacular offer starts online tomorrow morning and Tuesday in store. 

25% off all departments and 10% off all Beauty and Fragrance.

Great for starting your Christmas shopping! 

"Image taken from the Debenhams Beauty Club Facebook Page"

Hope your all having a great Saturday Night :-)


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

REVIEW - GOSH - Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen - Carbon Black

Hullo Beautiful People! 

I've had a long love for eyeliner and my go to product is the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink...although I think I'd love any of the colours.

 I'd stopped using eye liner pens back last year when I found that I was better at applying gel liners. I recently wanted to try one though as my technique has gotten better ;-)

I remembered that I bought this GOSH Eye Liner Pen earlier in the year on a 3 for 2 offer. At the time I put it right at the back of my box and didn't think of it again until recently. 

I actually adore the applicator brush on this product.  It's pointed and quite sturdy. I love that the pointed end gives you the ability to create a fine line, making a cat eye look super easy and flawless

One flaw to this product is that, whilst being very dark going on it does lighten when dry. That means that I like to put an extra layer on which darkens it enough for my liking. For me that isn't a problem as I like to take my time when applying my makeup but it could be a little annoying when your in a rush. 

Something you could do to help is to apply a little bit a matte black eyeshadow over it when its wet. Just to give it a bit a depth if you're into a very dark look. 

The amazing thing about this product is that it actually does what it sets out to do. It's extremely long wearing. 

I find it lasts a good 6 - 7 hours on me. Not as long as Bobbi Brown but definitely better than some of the other drugstore/highstreet brands that I had tried back last year. 

It can be a bit hard to remove when just using makeup wipes but It comes of fine with an oil based remover. 

This sells for £6.49 in Superdrug stores. 

Here's a link and it's actually on a 3 for 2 offer at the moment! 

Hope you're all having a good week and that you enjoyed Guy Fawkes Night  :-) 

I'm off to watch the new series of American Horror Story !

Linzi xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

October Favourite's :-)

Hullo Lovely Ladies!

So October is over now.

Halloween has passed and Guy Fawkes night is quickly approaching! 

These are some of the products I've been loving in the last four weeks.

1) GOSH -Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black - I bought this awhile back and completely forgot about it but lately I got re-acquainted to it and its a stunning eyeliner - Review coming soon.  

2) ELF - Professional Blending Brush - I've done eye looks by just using this brush alone lately. It's amazing. For the price tag I'm thinking of picking up a few extras! 

3) Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Eye Primer - I've heard so much about this eye primer and I've waited a long time to give it a try! I finally have it and I'm happy to say I'm not disappointed :-) 

4) Too Faced - Eyeshadow Insurance Policy Palette - A gorgeous palette that I'm so glad I picked up in T K Maxx, they are great quality and my three favourites look stunning together!

5) Nails Inc -  Cheyne Walk Nail Polish - A gorgeous shade that I've been using a lot this Autumn.  Very unusual colour and eye catching - NOTD - Here

6) GOSH - Gold Nail Polish - As horribly boring as the name is this polish is definitely one of the most exciting gold nail polishes I've ever seen. I don't really like gold polish on me as I see it so much on my Mam's nails but this is just hands down STUNNING! I can't stop wearing it, I will have to do a NOTD really soon with this one :-) 

7) The Body Shop's - Sweet Lemon Body Butter - This never used to be one of my favourites but I kept it around just because it was one of my first Body Shop purchases. I'm so glad I did, this was my saviour while I was ill. I couldn't stand anything else. 

8) Giorgio Armani's - Idole d'Armani EDP - This was a surprise find for me as I had never heard of it before. I really seem to love Armani fragrances though. Armani Code Is one of my all time faves. This is a very fresh but unique scents. Some of the gorgeous notes include - Pear, Honey and Ginger! 

Hope you all had a fab October and a safe Halloween!

Linzi xxx