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I love my heels but I simple just can not walk in them all day long I suffer with a weak ankle from falling down some stairs a few years ago, so when I seen this I thought I would give them ago they looked comfortable and the heel was not a heel but a wedge! So I had a bit more support.
This are now selling at £24.99, however when I brought them they were selling at £15.00 a real bargain, there were so many colours to choose from, there was dark brown, black and light brown as well as many more colours in swede for the same price I brought these and a pair of dark purple swede ones which are both extremely comfortable and so easy to walk in. Perfect for those who struggle to walk in heels, they come in a variety of sizes from 3 to 9 and even come in a wide fit shoe also. New Look really have covered every kind of foot!!!
The heel is made of wood and the shoe of leather or swede depending on which you prefer, I have had no trouble with the leather or swede even in the rain, unlike most heels too they are extremely grippy so no more slipping and sliding around your town in the rain or on a shinny surface.. so that puts an end to the embarrassing little mishaps of shopping. The shoe is so comfortable and leaves no blisters even whilst you are wearing them in. It is a real pain free shoe! These could well be as comfortable has my dolly shoes!
The wedges are a great new look this season and go well with everything from jeans to dresses and leggings and even with linen trousers, I personally wear mine with linen as I am simply just not tall enough and even the small size linen are far too long from me, so I benefit from the height adjustment.
The shoes are very sturdy and I have had no problems with the materials what so ever and they are so easy to clean and care for. I was wearing my swede shoes the other day and got caught out in a rain shower and I really thought my shoes would be ruined however they were not and once they dried they were like new and once I brushed the mud off which was also easy to do.
Every female should own a pair as they are the perfect fashion accessory this season so is defiantly a must have! You never know they might even still be £15.00 in your local New Look store!
Ok, so I didn't even know my mum liked Katy Perry until she started going on and on about some new perfume which turned out to be this one, I knew my mum couldn't afford to buy it so I brought it for her as a part of her christmas present.
I was rather doubtful of what the smell would be like but she said she wanted it so she got it, and actually the smell is lovely, its a strong smell and not what you would have thought you would get from Katy Perry.
I'm a huge fan of celeb perfumes although loads of people hate them and I can see why, but i really urge you to at least smell Katy's as it is so different from the normal celeb smell. This is far from the floral and cheesy smelling perfumes, this could easily be mistaken for something like channel.
So the bottles come in 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml. As usual the best value from money is the 100ml, i settled however for the 50ml as it was on offer and i couldn't walk away from an offer when it comes to christmas present buying!.
The bottle is purple and in the shape of a cat, it looks like a cat off the programme pokemon, something my little brother watches. The bottle is so fun and funky and I do not think i have ever seen something like this before it is well thought through and great for bottle collectors. The neck of the cat even has a small collar tag in the shape of a heart.
So the smell it is very strong and almost overpowering when first applied, but give it 5 minutes and it settles down lovely and really lasts, it stays on the skin amazingly and it is still there at the end of the day/night, its defiantly not a fader of a perfume. so one spray is all you need. Which means great value for money.
The fragrance starts off very rich and has a citrus smell to it, then the second layer of the perfume is a floral but mature scent with jasmine and pink freesia then the final stage and final smell is a rich vanilla orchid and sandalwood, you really need to give the fragrance chance to calm down on the skin to find out what it really smells like, please do not be put off by the first spray let it set.
This product would be a great present for anybody, the bottle is great the smell is lush you really can not go wrong unless the lady you are buying for hates Katy Perry then it is best to stay away from this product but over all it is certainly a winner.
Because of simple how long it lasts on your skin you can really justify buying a larger bottle as it means you could be wearing the same bottle for years depending on how you use it e.g night time or every day wear. One spray on your wrist and one spray on your neck is plenty.
I paid around £35 for a 50ml bottle so you can expect a 30ml to be around £27 and a 100ml to be around £40 to £50 it all depends where you buy from, the internet is a good place as you can get some real good bargains especially during the sales or from even a large department store.
I've never really had a good experience with anne summers underwear in general, i have brought many bras, and none of them are very good. I recently purchased a bra from their new collection its the one that boosts you a cup size and looks great on and on a hanger, however after just one or two times of wearing it the whole bra just seems to have died on me, the straps have gone all lank, the inserts keep falling out which is highly embarrassing!!! and to top that off the fabric in which the cups have been made from are falling apart and ripping. I am so disappointed in this as this bra cost me £22 and i have had better ones from primark. I now can not wear this bra anymore as it has lost all sexiness.
I can not really comment on the underwear as i have only really purchase one thong and that seems to be fine.
The best thing to buy in ann summers although they are very expensive is their corsets and baby dolls, these fit lovely however the sizes are very small so either try them on before you buy or buy a size bigger. I managed to buy one of £17 in the sale and it is the nicest pieces of underwear i own. My boyfriend loves it too. You should always aim to buy in the sale specially after christmas when they have 75% off it is brilliant, if you miss the sale you are looking at paying around £35-£55 for a corset/baby doll. The fabric they use to make their corsets are always nice and soft and really strong, i have no complaints about the corsets what so ever they are defiantly well worth the money plus you can customise them to use over and over again so you can have something different every time you wear it.
The baby dolls on the other hand again are made of brilliant materials but there is not much leeway in them so always try before you buy.
Ann summers is a good place to buy underwear but i do not buy my every day bras from them because they simply just do not last long enough, and they are very expensive and disappointing, which is such a shame!
To spice things up though i will always shop in there because they have something for all shapes and sizes of women and for all different tastes, whilst your in there you could always pick up a nice something for the other half too.
So the weird thing is i'm currently listening to this album as i type. I love Westlife and their music always makes me smile.
This album Gravity really brings you into a happy place, if your feeling blue this album will always put a smile on your face. It is up beat and modern with Westlife's well known ballade music.
The album starts with a song called "beautiful tonight" this song is very upbeat and easy listening, it makes you want to get up and dance, there is no way you could feel blue listening to this song, you can hear every lyric mark sings in his gorgeous voice.
The album then moves on to the songs "safe" and "chances" Westlife released the song "safe" as their first single which is a classic power ballade which the boys are well known for, you can hear the lyrics loud and clear, this song is a perfect romance song, perfect for the first wedding dance it is truly beautiful, it can bring a tear to anyones eyes.
"Chances" again is a really strong ballade with intense music the lyrics are mainly sung by shane but mark makes his voice heard in a dramatic change of key half way through.
My personal favourite song on this album is called "I will reach you" i can not help but sing out loud to this song, marks voice is my favourite in the band and this song always sends tingles through out my body. It is my ideal perfect song, even if i am in tears this song instantly cheers me up. I really hope they release this song as a single.
"Closer" and "The reason" are also very strong love songs these two easily make me cry, specially "The Reason" they have lyrics which everyone can relate too. We have all loved someone and done something to hurt that person and this song just says that your sorry and how much you love them. It is about regret and trying to make things better again, a real make up song.
"Tell Me it's love" sounds very much like a classic Westlife song, "I get weak" is extremely powerful it starts very sad but as the song goes on the song is very much belted out and really heartfelt.
"No ones gonna sleep tonight" is another favourite song of mine, i guess you could say i love feel good music and this song certainly makes you feel good inside, it makes you think about all your happy times and how you will always remember them and smile.
"Hard to say goodbye" is the last song on this album and in my own eyes this is the saddest most heartfelt song they have ever sang, the song is about kian and nickys fathers who both sadly passed away in 2010, nicky and kian have strong leads on this song and you can really hear and feel the emotions within this song i always cry when i hear this song, it is just so, how can i explain it when words just will not do it justice, you really have to hear this song for yourselves.
A lot of people say to me they hate Westlife but the weird and annoying thing is, is that they have only listened to one or two of their songs, they have never given them a chance and listened to their songs with opened ears.
Recently i was out driving with my boyfriend and two of our friends and they asked me to put on some relaxing calm music so i played this album and half way threw the album they all said how good the album was and how they would like to listen to some more of their songs. These people all love club music and now, although they will never admit it they now also like Westlife.
This is defiantly an album everyone should own and listen to, you never know how much you may like something until you give it a try. For £10 which is what this album costs, what have you got to lose?
So i got a pair of these from my boyfriend for christmas, i guess you could say hint taken, he hates cold feet and guess what i get really really cold feet. I know love these purple socks some girlfriends would have been dissapointed but i found the funny side of this present. I know wear them contantly not just as slipper socks but also to bed and with my boots as well they are perfect in the winter. My boyfriend does a lot of off roading and in the winter when we walk through snow my poor feet really so im glad i have a soloution to my feet problems.
These socks are avaliable in many different colours from pinks and purples to blues and black so there is a colour for everyone, even men can wear these socks. They come in one size so they literally fit any one and any sized feet.
The socks are extremely thick which means that the warmth is kept in the socks so your feet are nice and toasty. The insides of the socks have a soft texture and are very fluffy, they are extremely cosy on your feet.
The bottoms of the socks have lovely rubber grips on them which means that when you are lazing around your house you wont slip and side on slippery surfaces, they also make a very funny squelching noise when you walk on laminate surfaces which always puts a smile on my face.
These socks are designed to modernise slippers and give them a fresh new funky look. Slipper socks are a twist on old slippers and can easily be washed and cleaned. However it is advised that you wash them regularly as they are socks.
Each pair costs around £7.00 but different shops have them for different prices. So it is well worth looking around.
I was so dissapointed with this mascara, i normally love maybelline as they normally bring out brilliant mascaras but this one is truely rubbish.
To start with the spoon shaped brush is far too thick meaning you can not reach the awkard lashes at the corners of your eyes and if you do try you get black everywhere then trying to remove is just as bad as it is so hard to remove, the spoon shape is so awkard to moniover as well resulting in funny faces and hand angles whilst trying to apply. Secondly the mascara formula is very thick and clumpy so it is difficult to get even application without having clumps here there and everywhere.
Personally i found this mascara does not do what it claims and that is give a fuller more false look, with no spaces this is really not the case due to the clumps you are left with. The formula is also designed to react with your lashes immediatly for a better result but the problem is, is that the formula is just far to dry to spread on to your lashes.
This mascara is avaliable in black, blue and brown. The case is purple with blue writing it is not the distingtive as other Maybelline products are a pinky purple colour too. You really need to look hard to find this product however i recommend that you stick to older maybelline mascara products as this one is really not worth the money specially at £8.50 a time.
Stay clear of this mascara and stick to what you know.
Firstly i would like to point out that palmers is not just for women and specially women who are pregnant or who havee just had a baby, both me and my boyfriend use palmers and im not pregnant.
I brought this firming body butter because i was drawn to the fact it was for people who have recently lost weight and need to firm up their skin. I have just lost weight due to doctors orders and i really wanted firmer skin on my legs, bum and stomach. I also have some nasty strech marks on the inner sides of both thighs which i find very embaressing. With palmers though i have noticed such an improvement my skin feels soft, smells nice, all three areas are firmer and the strech marks have faded dramatically. The strech marks on my boyfriends arms have also some what faded meaning he is happier to show his arms now also.
What i love most about this product is that it is made from pure cocoa butter and contains vitamine e which is essential to skin not only does it contain these but it also contains collagen which means skin can keep its elasticity brilliant if your pregnant or if your loosing weight or building up your muscles.
The formula itself is very thick and yellow in colour, the skin absorbs it quickly and for extra protection you should apply this immediatly after having a bath or shower so the skin can lock in moisture.
The bottle is white with black writing however it has recently changed bottles and writing. The bottle has a pump lid which is perfect for quick none messy application. This is the perfect daily moistuiser. With constant use strech marks improve very quickly i noticed a difference within one week, but i guess that depends on how bad your strech marks are.
Each bottle costs around £4.00, and contains 250ml.
It lasts a long time and spreads very easily, one application a day is all you need.
What an amazing book, this story could not get any juicer if it tried, it is a real page turner sharon osbourne has done an amazing job of descibing the world fame.
The plot consantly twists and turns, it goes from happy to pure devestation to a real gripping book. The life of margaret really sets the book rolling and really engrosses the reader making them want to know more about her life, it is a life you couldn't make up. Her daughters chelse and amber stone are real amazing characters the two sisters couldn't lead more different lives amber has always had everything given to her due to comming across as the favourite of the two daughters and to know why this is you must read the book, poor chelse the eldest daughter has had a real struggle on her hands shes been through hell and back from feeling unloved to taking the blame upon herself for her dads death and even falling into the world of drugs and booze, she even does the worst thing a sister could possible do to the other sister.
There is never a dull moment in the 320 page hard back book, personally this is up with one of my most favourite reads. This is great summer reading or for laying in the bax relaxing. The book at present is only avaliable in hard back and costs around £13.00. It is definatly a must read for anyone who loves a true success story and a real good story about pure revenge!
Revenge is orginally set in london but as the lives of the mother and her daughters progress it soon moves to the world of hollywood were each girl becomes a woman and fights for what they want to do in ambers case it is singing and for chelse it is to continue her acting career from when she was 14.
Revenge flows and you do not even realise how fast your reading the book as you just can not put it down, anyone who is not a fan of sharon osourne i was never one but this book really caught my eye.
The book itself is hard back and has a black glittery background with purple writing with a picture of a pierced heart on the front with the words " two sister, one dream, winner takes all" the front cover was the main thing that drawn me in! So go on give it a go.
I have trouble sleeping most nights, I can never relax enough to fall asleep it drives my boyfriend mad, and really effects our relationship and I am up nearly all night tossing and turning.
I was beginning to go mad with sleep deprivation, sleeping pills can not be given to me so these was nothing more I could try. In the past I have tried numerous body oils and pillow sprays and nothing has worked!
so when I was recently wondering around the body shop on my lunch break I got talking to a body shop member of staff I explained my situation and she was extremely helpful and very understanding. There are many different Deep sleep products from bath oils, essential oils, body wash/lotion and pillow mists. I tried a few and settled on buying three products the deep sleep pillow mist, essential oils and deep sleep pressure point spray. This cost me a fortune and I was very anxious about spending so much money but what choice did I have?
I am so glad I did buy these products as I have never felt so calm and relaxed and I really have had some amazing nights sleep much to my boyfriends delight.
The prices vary depending on which items you buy but for this deep sleep pillow mist it costs £10.00 for 110ml. One to two sprays every other night keeps your pillow smelling lush and keeps your body and mind calm perfect for a great nights sleep.
One thing I was very surprised at is that this product does not contain lavender which is very unusual due to lavender being a perfect relaxant. this product is perfect for lavender haters! It contains a fair variety of essential oils from camomile which promotes calming, jujube which produces a gorgeous smell and also promotes sleep a long side juniper. As well as being able to smell the jujube and juniper you can also smell the patchouli. Together this produces a distinctive smell which lasts and lasts, it never fades or goes to a funny horrible smell. It stays put on your pillow all night and well into the next couple of nights.
The bottles and products for deep sleep therapy are also very distinctive with there dark brown almost black bottle and tubs, the labels are all blue with black writing on the bottles, each deep sleep comes with its own instructions and followed well this will relieve anyone who struggles like me with sleepless nights. Not only does it relieve it makes you wake up feels fresher and better because you have slept well!
Before purchasing I would recommend you speak to a body shop assistant to find out which product/products will suit your taste and needs, do not be put off by the price specially if you have a body shop card which gives you 10% off and point to wards new items!
What a real bargain, I picked these kitten heels up for £3.00 last christmas in the New Look sale, originally priced at £14.99. In the beginning I loved these shoes however now I have totally gone off them.
The heel is not very high so perfect for women and girls who either are really tall and don't like heels or for the office or even for those who just do not like tall 6inch heels!
Personally I think these go really well with either a bridesmaids dress or even a wedding dress, the look great with a pair of jeans, skirt and even linen trousers. Wearing them with linen trousers is perfect if like me you struggle to find a short pair of linens that fit.
They come in a variety of colours and a variety of sizes from 3 - 8. The satin is a pale pink and the frills are a cream colour, however the cream colour dis colours extremely quickly and I have also found that after one wear that the pink satin is fray and coming apart. These kitten heels are also very slippery on the bottom so not good in the rain. I have also found that on a few occasions the soles have popped out when I have taken my shoes off at the end of the day. On the plus side though they are extremely comfy and cause no blisters or sores so for £3 it is not too bad. These shoes are perfect for a one off but for constant wear they just would not last very long at all. I would have been very disappointed to have paid £14.99 and to have this happen to them.
So as a summary perfect for a one off at £3.00 but for anything more I would not recommend these at all.
I kind of got pressured into buying this product by a Benefit make up artist, I went and had a make over done and she basically put it through the till before I had chance to speak.
So on to the foundation faker itself. It is a lovely product very soft, creamy and easy spreadable with the applicator provided. There are many colours to choose from so if you are unsure which one to choose ask a Benefit make up artist they are very helpful and friendly.
The price for one of these is around £18 maybe a little bit more now with the V.A.T increase, but it is well worth the money. Using the applicator simply apply a little bit on to the sponge and gently wipe over the skin, it covers the skin beautifully and gives an even tone. Looking in the mirror your skin looks natural and very radiant so it really does do its job well. Brilliant if you are in a rush and have very little time to apply your make up especially if you have work and over slept which we all have done. You can pop it into your handbag and re touch throughout the day although I really doubt that you will need to, as it lasts all day with no flaws and it certainly does not rub off, you forget it is even on your skin. Again it is perfect after a day at work and you come home and your off out for the evening again it freshens up your make up wonderfully and so easily.
I tend to wear this product completely on it own, i get really dark circles around my eyes in the morning as well as a few blemishes also, i apply a little bit of foundation faker an my skin is glowing! ready to face the day.
The compact comes in a round record still pot, it has a mirror on the inside perfect for women on the go and also have a flip foundation compartment which reveals an application sponge, everything you could need in a small compact. The product is very colourful and defiantly one for everyones make up bag.
So i'll be honest originally i wanted ugg boots, but when i seen these in the sale for £40 i couldn't resist plus the name tone ups made me wonder. I have the exact same pair as shown in the picture above they are the most comfy shoes/boots i own and i will defiantly be buying some more.
Tone Ups are designed to tone your legs and bum as you walk, they target muscles that we don't normally use and strengthen them up, I've had my boots for a few weeks now and I have already noticed a massive difference!!!
The sole of the shoe is very thick and provides extreme comfort it feels like your walking on clouds, and it really improves your posture which it is designed to do. The first time i wore these i noticed a bruise on the side of my right ankle, however the shoe was not rubbing my foot and i had no sores, i have put this bruise down to be nearly braking my ankle two years ago and i don't think it has healed welled, and now i am using these boots it is forcing my ankle to walk in a proper manner which is brilliant i am hoping it will strengthen my ankles too.
Although the boot looks chunky once they are on your feet they look fantastic and go really well with tights, leggings and jeans all of which I have tried out.
There are three colours available black, brown and light brown. They are all lovely colours but because i am known to not watch were I am walking and end up walking in muddy puddles I choose the dark brown pair. They are also very water prof and made of sheep skin. The inside of the shoe is sheep skin and very soft and easy to clean with a damp cloth. The Sketchers have sketchers written on the bottom and have a Tone up label on the bottom back of the shoe, these particular pair come with two buttons for show on the side.
If you pay full price for these it will cost you £55 way cheap than UGG's and move beneficial for you legs and bums too!!!
Ok so everyone is going for red hair at the moment so i wanted to be different i have always liked XXL so it seemed like a good choice. So instead of red like most people are having at the moment i went purple.
XXL is so easy to use and I have really long hair normally i need three or four boxes, but with XXL I only need two which saves me a lot of money.
So cyber purple was easy to apply and really none messy, i used the gloves and applied the dye myself, once you apply the dye it goes a red colour however this is not how it comes out once you have washed your hair. I find the liquid fairly thick and a little runny but it does not go everywhere. It takes 30 minutes to set if it is your first application, but if you are just retouching it only takes 15 to 20 minutes. It is not advised to leave on longer than the maximum time as i found out because it goes really really dark.
Once i had washed my hair and dried it i was a bit disappointed the colour was more reddish black than purple, so i waited another two weeks and re dyed it, this made a huge difference and now my hair is defiantly purple, and looks amazing.
The dye does not dry your hair out at all, my hair always feels soft and and strong after using this product, i defiantly recommend that you use the conditioner provided as it does wonders to the hair!!!
If you have dark hair it is worth repeatedly dying it every two to three weeks just to really bring out the colour, once you have done this the colour is vibrate and really stays put. Although I find my bath water always runs purple, this does not effect how it stays on my hair and the coverage is even too!
I will always use this product! It is brilliant.
The price for a box is £4.50 but do keep your eyes open as i know Boots have it on sale for two for £7 at the moment which is a real bargain!
So i don't mean to sound ungrateful, but i received this present from my boyfriends mum and dad for my 20th birthday at first i thought it was beautiful that was until i had a proper look at it, and then realised how badly made this product is, if you want an ornament its perfect but for use for keeping things in it is rubbish.
My problems started a few days after having this, firstly the purple diamontie in the middle fell off and i couldn't re glue it back in, then i went to remover a pair of earrings and the wing fell off!! at this point i was really disappointed it ended up in the bin because i didn't have the heart to tell my boyfriends parents.
The trinket box itself is quiet big it looks beautiful with its nice shape and beautiful purple colour. The wings open up really nicely however the compartments are not that big, so only earrings and a small necklace will fit in them. Inside the wing it is very uneven and rough so poorly finished. Plus some of the corners were quiet sharp so not good for younger children.
I know from looking in the Avon catalogue that the trinket costs around £5, however it is just not worth buying, normally Avon are fantastic for gifts but this item is a real disappointment.
So this is nothing like i have ever tried before, i brought this because i was fed up of having just block coloured nails, i fancied something different and this was certainly it.
Nail effect changes any nail colour you have to a black chipped effect it almost looks like zebra strips but with different colours to go with the black, no nail will look the same it lasts a long time as well and does not chip. I like using pink and this nail effect it comes out beautifully and everyone comments on how nice my nails look.
The price of this bottle is £3.99, if you see it on a shelf buy it straight away, because it sells out so fast because there is nothing else like it, i know the website is struggling to keep it in stock and i have not seen it available in boots since i brought it just before christmas so it is very popular.
It lasts an extremely long time, and is easy to get off with normal nail varnish remover. All you have to do is apply your normal colour for example i use pink, let that dry the apply a think layer of this black coat, do not apply to much or keep covering the nail as it will result in your nail being painted black. It dries instantly so gives an amazing effect quickly. It will change any nail varnish to a funky fresh look.