Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Shall I go or shall I stay?

Decisions.......decisions......decisions....... !!!!

My last post was in August!! How bad is that!

I am contemplating packing in blogging all together. I have been an extremely bad blogger, although I cant actually call myself a blogger at the moment as I haven't posted for SO long.

I have just been so busy with work I just haven't had the time like I had before. I started off working part time then it escalated to pretty much full time but recently my hours have gone back down a little again.

 I do love blogging and have missed it immensely, so at the moment I am in a massive quandary.

Shall I stay or shall I go?

I have been asking myself these questions over the past couple of weeks.
Do people really want to read my quite menial little posts? 
Do people really want to read a beauty blog from a 47 year old woman? (yep 47 now...... wow.....how the years fly!!!) 
Are people bored of my shopping posts?

I really am stuck with what to do. 

Do I give it another go 
do I walk away from it all?

What do you guys think I should do?

Monday, 22 August 2016

Mini make up haul

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 15 Year Collection £6.49

I went for the shade 56 Boho nude. I do love the formula of these lipsticks, they're so creamy and moisturising!

NYX Intense Butter Gloss £5.50

Yep...... another nude shade, Tre Leches!! I love  the original NYX butter gloss so I though I would give the intense version a try. Will let you know how it goes. I may do an updates nude lipstick/gloss post soon

NYX Dark circle concealer £6.50

Whilst at the NYX counter I spotted this, I have suffered with dark circles the majority of my life. As they are hereditary I know I will never get rid of them but anything that will help cover them is always a bonus. Will be interesting to see how it compares to my Benefit erase paste. This shade is light.

Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil £2.99

Another edition to my ever increasing brow products. I quite like the lighter colour of this for daytime and a bargain at £2.99

Primark mini blenders £1.00

I picked these up when I couldn't get hold of the latest Real Technique ones at my local Boots. They worth a try for the price

That's it for now shopping wise. I need to get my blogging brain in to gear and get some reviews up and running. Hopefully I will get time with Bank Holiday weekend looming

Friday, 8 July 2016

Something for the weekend? ...........

It's been a long long time since I last did one of these. Oh how I have missed them :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Shopping again!

LOreal Infallible Sexy Balm £4.99
I got the shade 103 As If. This is my new fave lipglosss/balm. Its just perfect for work. This shade is just perfect for lips for that "my lips but better" colour. Its not sticky either. I may have to invest in a few more shades

I prefer the clear gel just to tame my brows. I would rather colour them with pencil or powder and just use this to set. I'm not a fan of the colour versions of this

Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99 
I bought this a stop gap as I couldn't get to Boots to get my usual Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser. It was worth a try especially at the price. Lets just say I wont be purchasing this again. I did not rate it one little bit, nor did I like the cloth that came with it. I will be sticking to my Liz Earle from now on

Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel £5.99
It was buy one get one free in Superdrug so I picked this up. This will also NOT be repurchased! Didn't really see any benefits from this whatsoever! But it was free so was worth a try. You definitely get what you pay for regarding skincare

A couple of random sale items from Dotty P's

Sorry (again) it's been quiet a while since my last post. I just don't seem to get 5 minutes anymore to blog. I know I have said this quite a few times lately but I am definitely going to try my very hardest to get back on the blogging wagon :)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Disappointing products!!

 Just a few disappointing products I have come across recently

Maybelline Master sculpt £6.99

I was not impressed with this in the slightest! I bought the light/medium shade as I am quite pale naturally, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so pale though. This wasn't the actually problem with this product, it was the highlighter far to glittery for my liking! On younger skin it would probably work just fine but its a definite no no for my ageing skin

Revolution Palette Essential Mattes £4.00

Great colours, staying power VERY disappointing but ultimately played havoc with my sensitive eyes. Only used a couple of times. I suppose you get what you pay for!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara £4.99

A very well liked product in the beauty world but I'm honestly not a fan at all, I cannot see the hype around this product. I hated the way it left my brows feeling almost crispy

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer £6.99

I do love a good primer and this for me isnt one of those! I used this on holiday hoping it would keep my foundation from sliding of my face but unfortunately it didn't hold up in the heat. I also couldn't stand how it felt on my skin it was very thick almost glue like, making my face feel very sticky and horrible

NIVEA Micellar Water £3.99

I gave this try as it was on offer at the time. I wont be purchasing this again. I took an age to get my eye make up off with it. I will just stick to my Garnier version from now on

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Skinova Acropass hyaluronic patch review & giveaway


I was recently asked if I would like to try out these hyaluronic patches*. As many of you know I am a massive fan of anything hyaluronic, so as soon as this word was mentioned they had my full attention.

For any one that doesn't know how Hyaluronic acid works......
Hyaluronic acid is a  natural component of the skin and is involved in tissue repair and hydration. It can retain 1000 times its own weight in water. Youthful skin maintains is luminosity due to the high water content.

The kit contains four patches, these patches are designed to go under the eye area. Here is how it all works.

Using cutting edge patented technology TDN patches are formed using Droplet –born air blowing. These form perfectly shaped pointed microstructures that act as miniature needles that can penetrate the Epidermis.
Each structure is ¼ the thickness of a human hair so are pain free when applied into the skin. Each structure contains dissolvable hyaluronic acid and Epidermal Growth Factor with pass through the skin barrier and dissolve inside to provide hydration, plumping and rejuvenation effects. An added benefit is the needling effect achieved in a way similar to microneedling but without discomfort or side effects. This can help stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, to promote healthy, younger looking skin and I'm definitely all for that!!

Apply the patches twice per week for four weeks and once per week thereafter for maintenance. The microstructures are fully absorbed after two hours and can be used at any time of the day but most people prefer night time use for convenience. I used them once at night but I preferred to wear them on an evening and take them off just before bed. 

How to use


The process is completely pain free and safe. After use you simply peel off the patch with no visible signs on the skin other that a natural plumpness in the treated area with lines and wrinkles smoothed out. 

I have definitely notice a difference under my eyes they are so much more hydrated than previously and a lot more plump shall we say. I don't seem to have as much puffing/bags under my eyes as I did previously. If you have ageing/dry/sensitive skin just like me and your eyes need a boost these are definitely worth a try!!!

If you fancy giving the patches a try why not enter below for a chance to win, the competition runs until 6th June. Good luck everyone

Skinova Acropass patch #18

* I received these patches to review. All my opinions are total my own

Monday, 11 April 2016

Collective haul

Well Hello........... Remember me :)

Its been rather a while, I am trying my hardest to get back on the blogging band wagon........Promise

So I thought I would pop a quick shopping post in for you all whilst I have five mins, as my Daughter, as we speak (I think/hoping/fingers crossed) is in the first stages of labour. Hopefully sometime very soon I will be able to cuddle my first Grandson........... I am very excited!!!!

So back to the post, here are a few little things I have picked up recently on my travels

I'm rather liking this palette, great for travelling

Love the colour, quite drying on the lips thought which I find is quite common with Matte lip products. Great colour though

Great matte lip product, not drying like the Maybelline one above

I haven't actually tried this yet.......fingers crossed it doesn't irritate my eyes

My fave make up brushes, another to add to my collection

My go to mascara at the moment

I much prefer this SO much more to the Bourjois version, it whips even the most stubborn of polish off!!

I got these to try as they were on on offer

Well that's it for now........ I'm on standby now waiting and hoping for a phone call to go to the hospital to see my little man being born..............will keep you all posted on my Instagram of the outcome. Hopefully its not a false alarm....................

Monday, 8 February 2016

Shopping fun

Just had to be done!!! with  working so much lately I was having massive shopping withdrawal symptoms. Here's a couple of things I have picked up

Rimmel Lipstick £6.99 Shade Naught Nude, yet another nude for my collection, although it is a slightly darker nude so that to me is justification.....he......he.......

Barry M "Rose hip" £3.99 pretty pastel pink
These two are definitely coming on holiday with me!

Excess is one of my fave mascara, I haven't tried the couture before though, will let you know how it goes

Hopefully it will help keep my foundation on a little longer whilst on holiday on the warm humid evenings

Old faithful! I love this foundation it last really well with a lovely dewy finish

I don't very often wear powder but when I do this is the one for me as its so fine and doesn't clog

Lastly a couple of dresses to wear on the evening on holiday

Primark £13.99, perfect for evenings out side, the sleeves are sheer and ideal for helping keeping the mosquitoes from biting me to high heaven like they usually do

Primark, I cant actually remember how much this one but think it was very similar to the one above

Friday, 5 February 2016

Something for the weekend .............. Flutter By

It's been quite a while since I did one of these but as I have a few days off it was the ideal opportunity. I SO want to go shopping now though after looking at the lovely clothes.....he.....he.....

Oasis dress £45.00
Warehouse jacket £185.00
River Island tassel boots £45.00

Have a fantastic weekend all