Friday, 23 September 2011

Just to let you know

If you're not following me over at already then why the hell not? ;)

I just wanted to let you know that I received a box from Boudoir Prive and if you would like to read about it you can check it out here

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Unexpected Blog Sale

I'm holding a little blog sale over at fashionsuede - these are some pictures of the things I am selling :) check it other here -

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

a fresh start

I'll try and keep this is short and sweet as possible. For a variety of reasons I have decided to no longer blog here at My Lincolnshire Lifestyle. I want to say a massive thank you to all 342 of you that currently follow me, and for you to know you haven't quite got rid of me.

I have set up and opened a new blog and there is a very lengthy introduction on that blog explaining why I have decided to move. I hope some of you will take the time to read it, and hopefully it sounds interesting enough for you to re-follow me over there.

Also with this move comes a few other new accounts:
twitter - @fashionsuede

I really cannot thank you all enough for your devotion to reading my posts and commenting for the past two years. I don't want you to feel like I don't appreciate you, because I really do. I will leave this blog up for a few months, until the view hits become low and I feel it is time for it to be deleted.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Ultimate Product Rave!

For as long as I can remember, I have always suffered with dry skin. It gets very bad in the winter and means after just a few hours wear my foundation appears flaky and uneven. I have tried endless moisturisers that claim to "hydrate" or "quench" dry skin, but nothing ever really worked. And then I found this product.

I first got a sample of the Neutrogena deep clean invigorating daily scrub in a magazine about a year ago now and I really liked how the beads left my skin feeling super soft, but for some reason it wasn't until about two or three months ago that I actually picked up a bottle of it from superdrug.

Not only did this product completely solve my dry skin problem but it also helped to just clear up any blemishes that I had. I love that it has a very menthol feeling on the skin so you feel fresh and awake after using it. I also find that I don't have to use this every day. With some products, if you don't use them daily, you skin can breakout or return to it's original state but with this Neutrogena scrub I feel like the results last for day.

I just honestly cannot rave about this product enough and I think if you suffer from dry flakey skin it is 100% worth a try. Although it is marketed at "Invigorating" I don't find the product harsh on the skin if you are using it daily and it also doubles up as a great make-up remover as it literally scrubs away everything :)

You can pick this product up from Superdrug for £3.56 here and earn 30 beautycard points :)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Summer Nails

Back in December I created this post of my favourite winter/fall nail polishes. It seemed like a few people were interested in that post so I decided to create one for the summer months now that it is August :)

For me, Barry M nail paints are a winner no matter what season it is. They are super affordable, come in such a great range of colours, dry quickly and look really professional when they are on. For summer I have picked the shades:
- Black Magic (the crackle polish)
-Blueberry Ice Cream
- Mint Green
- Matt White
- Pink Flamingo

Essie in Sand Tropez
Essie in Van D'Go
Collection 2000 in Hoola Hoop
Nails inc for InStyle in Candy Orange
Avon Nailwear Pro in Sunshine

As always, if you would like to see swatches of any of these colours then just leave a comment and I will try to get it done for you.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

NOTD - Essie in Super Bossa Nova

Super Bossa Nova was one of the four nail polishes I received from the lovely Christine in our make-up swap. I have to say straight away, I think Essie is possibly my favourite nail polish brand. I currently own 6 of them but I cannot wait to get more :D

I'm not very good at describing colours but I would say Super Bossa Nova is a hot Purple-y Pink with amazing pink, purple and maybe a little blue shimmer. I think if you would like a better description you are best off checking out this post from scrangie, my favourite nail polish blogger or this post by Temptalia. I find it only needs two coats which is impressive for Essie as most of their polishes are known for being quite sheer.

This is my very poor attempt and try to capture the amazing shimmer in this polish. It is just such a beautiful colour and so perfect for summer. However I think for my this is the kind of colour I would prefer to wear on my toes rather than my fingers, but taking pictures of my feet just feels strange :P

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

International Swap goodies from Christine :)

Remember this post, where I was desperate to get my hands on a new tube of CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara? Well the super awesome Christine came to my rescue and this was the result of our little international swap :)

She packaged it in a super cute Luxe Box container which I believe is the Canadian version of the Glossy Box

The Goodies:
  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Skull & Glossbones
  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Mod About You
  • Essie Nail Polish in Braziliant
  • Essie Nail Polish in Super Bossa Nova
  • NYX Single Shadow in Champagne
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
Skull & Glossbones - Mod About You

Super Bossa Nova - Braziliant

I honestly cannot thank Christine enough for agreeing to do this swap with me :) Everything was packaged so amazingly and all arrived without any problems. She also included a super sweet card which I stupidly forgot to photograph :(

You may remember if you have been a follower of mine for a while now that last February I did a swap with the lovely Emily and I think it is swaps like these that remind you how much fun Blogging can be. It is far too easy to be sucked into drama or the benefits of being contacted by PR companies when swaps like these show how we are all part of a community of people who have a genuine interest in beauty products are are always ready to help each other out when we want to get out hands on a product.

Over the next few weeks I will try and post some reviews/NOTD's of my lovely new polishes or you all to see :)