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Erm... this is way too late...

posted by Sara ♥


Firstly, Happy Easter to all who are celebrating! =] 

So I feel a little silly posting this today, but what could I do... I only got my mitts on it yesterday!
Apologies though to those of you who might have missed out, as you can't get hold of the magazine anymore since March is practically over now.

Er ok... so um what exactly am I going on about?!


Glamour mag freebies!
I bought 2 magazines to get each product - Percy & Reed hair Volumising No Oil Oil and Finishing Polish.

You get 30ml of product in the No Oil Oil and 100ml in the Finishing Polish, which is decent for only £2 each. 
The full size Finishing Polish retails at £10 for 125ml and the full size Oil retails at £14 for 60ml.

The products themselves are incredible and will last me a very long time as so little is needed each time. They both smell lovely and refreshing and are light products which don't weigh my hair down at all. 
The Finishing Polish is great at smoothing down a finished style and keeping any fly aways at bay, and the No Oil Oil is wonderful before drying as it keeps hair soft and shiny. Both also offer heat protection which is always a plus!
A full demo of each product in use can be found Here and Here.

Did you manage to pick any of these up with the magazines? Or did some other freebie catch your eyes instead?


Undress me too - MUA shadow palette

posted by Sara ♥


Thank God the Easter holidays are finally here! Last week was absolute madness with 2 assignments due in on the same day plus another presentation to prep for, but now that its all over and done with, I can finally begin to relax a little.

For today I thought i'd share with you all the much anticipated MUA Undress Me Too shadow palette, a supposed dupe for the Naked 2 palette.

Whether a dupe or not, its a beautiful palette consisting of cool neutrals in matte and shimmer textures.

This time, MUA have actually named their shadows, which is a nice touch and personally I prefer colours to have names as it makes them seem almost better than if they weren't named!

Top 3: Naked, Devotion, Shy. Bottom 3: Tranquil, Exposed, Reveal.

Top 3: Fiery, Lavish, Dreamy. Bottom 3: Wink, Obsessed, Corrupt.

The swatches were done without any primer underneath and the shimmer shades were easier to apply than the mattes, which were slightly chalky and took a couple of layers to stand out. However, since there's only 3 mattes in the whole palette, you're not losing too much!
The black, while a little difficult to get opaque, is surprisingly long wearing. After swatching, I took a shower and even after a whole lot of scrubbing the black still remained on my arm after every other colour had washed off! Not sure whether that's a good or bad thing...
The shimmer shades though, are packed full of pigment and glide on like butter. They blend easily and look gorgeous.

Overall this palette is absolutely stunning and its neutral shades with cool undertones make them perfect for easy, everyday wear. I can create endless looks with this palette and its quickly become one of my everyday essentials. 
If you aren't sure about splashing out on the Naked 2 as your not sure if you'l even like the colours much, try this one out first. Maybe even get this as a travel substitute for the Naked 2, as its lightweight, compact and perfect for carrying around.

Have you tried this palette out yet? What do you think of it?


Wetting my pants - oh no wait, I mean nails...

posted by Sara ♥


As promised, here are the under water photos of that gorgeous polish I showed you all last time - Max Factor's Fantasy Fire. Also called Dragon Pee, by yours truly. 

Onto the snaps!

The first 3 were taken with flash and the last one without. Look at the colours in that last shot!! Like holy moly wow or what?!

I did take completely submerged under water pictures too, but they didn't turn out too nicely so I took these ones instead where I just had my nails under a running tap. Where the water hits the polish, it creates an amazing glow that is just mesmerizing to see in real life! 
I suggest everyone who is currently wearing a duochrome to run to your nearest taps and be amazed! =P

Let me know your thoughts! *hugs*


Unicorn Pee version 2.0

posted by Sara ♥


Holla peeps!

I'm so excited to be writing this post right now that I might just pee my pants! Talking of which (lol sorry) feast your eyes on this stunning beauty by Max Factor - yepp, the one and only, Fantasy Fire!

I think there's going to be a LOT of exclamation marks today... I feel the need to over-use them just to express my happiness! - (btw, remember that dreaded presentation I had last week?? Well I scored an A for it! Whoop whoop!) =D
Anyway, onto the pictures!

Every nail addict has heard of the much coveted Unicorn Pee, aka Clarins 230, right?? (If not, get your butt onto Google right this minute and educate yourself!)
Well this particular Max Factor polish caused quite a stir in the bloggosphere when it was released, as its a pretty much spot on dupe for the mega lusted after Clarins!

Safe to say that when I first heard of this I ran out to the shops to grab myself a bottle or twenty, but alas, they were sold out for weeks on end and my dreams of owning this beauty were crushed. Lol, over dramatic much? Anyway, a good while went by and I had almost forgotten all about this magnificent magic potion in a bottle, until I went randomly strolling into Superdrug one day and caught sight of a couple sitting all by themselves on a stand! I snatched them up instantly, screamed a little, happy danced, jazz handed and then walked out with the smuggest grin plastered to my face.

Yepp. I am one happy bunny.

I mean, just look at it!!

I took about a zillion photos of this, and had a great time snapping away too as I discovered an awesome way to photograph this polish and capture all its crazy, colourful awesomeness. Two words - Under. Water.

Those awesome shots I shall show you all next time. Otherwise this post would be way too picture heavy. Also, i'm just evil like that. ;)

Do any of you own the original Unicorn Pee (if so, I promise I won't hate you forever... maybe... =P) or has this one quenched your lustings? If you haven't managed to nab this one, is it on your wishlist? Do you think its special or just hyped up? Let me know!! I love a good ranting! =D


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