Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Giveaway!

Hello! I was my blogs second birthday on the 3rd of June, but as you know I've been real busy recently with university, work and preparation for moving house! To be honest I'd totally forgot that my blog had turned 2, what am I doing? 

I promise I will get back into the blogging, at the end of this week I will be off work for the Summer holidays which means more time to concentrate on my blog and I already have a few ideas. Ian and I are moving house so I really want to blog about that. We have also been thinking about vlogging and dipping into YouTube again! I've also really neglected my photography recently so I want to start doing more of that again and sharing some of my snaps with you!

Blog Birthday Giveaway!


To say thank you to all you lovely people who follow my blog and have shown me so much love an supported I want to do a giveaway! 

I have decided to do surprise gift box packed full of treats worth £25! Some of these treats will be makeup, beauty products and jewellery but I want you to let me know what you would like to be included too! 

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Gleam widget below and leave a comment letting me know what items and products you would like to be in the box! 

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Giveaway!
T's & C's:
- Fill out the Gleam widget to enter. 
- You must be a follower of this blog using either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin to enter.
- If you are under 16 years old please have your parents or guardians consent to enter. 
- Open to the UK only! This is due to some products being liquids, sorry!
- The giveaway will end on 12/08/14 at 11:59:59 PM (GMT +00:00 London). 
- One winner will be chosen at random and contact via email. 
- All entries are check so no cheating please! 
- No entries from fake accounts or accounts made solely for the purpose of entering giveaways. These entries will be deleted. 
- The gift box will be well package and posted first class via Royal Mail. 

This is the first time I have used Gleam to host a giveaway. If you have any problems entering please email me at clairelouise.info@gmail.com or tweet me on twitter @ClaireeLouisse

Good Luck! 

Claire Louise Xx

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Favourites and Peeves #9

Hello, I have not blogged in nearly four weeks, terrible! I've been really busy with work and university, completing my first PGCE placement. Ian and I are moving house too, stressful but really exciting! Hopefully it won't be long before everything is a little more settled and I can fit more blog posts in, until then heres my current favourites and peeves. 

Favourites


St. Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face & Body Lotion (Light/Medium) - The only downside to the start of Summer are my pale white legs that have been covered up all Winter! I love this St. Tropez instant wash off tan! Although it can be used as an all over body tan I like to use it on my legs to give them a nice Summer glow when I want to wear a skirt or shorts. It dries really quickly and gives a lovely, streak free, naturally looking tan which can be easily removed with some soap and water at the end of the day. 

Lush Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion - I've love using the Lush Charity Pot! This hand and body lotions leaves my skin feeling really soft and smells so nice! The lotion has a scent of shea butter, rosewood and ylang ylang, very soothing and calming so I love to use it at night after a long relaxing soak in the tub. 

Treaclemoon Limited Edition Melon Bath & Shower Gel - I love the sweet melon scent of this bath and shower gel. It is one of those scents that reminds me so much of Summer! The bottle is lasting so long and its perfect for creating bubbles in the bath or using as a shower gel, lathering up really well. 


Brita Fill & Go Bottle (Pink) - I'm the worst for not drinking enough water, the trouble is I despise the taste of tap water, that awful metallic taste! I spotted this Brita Fill & Go bottle in Tesco for £15 and it has been my little lifesaver. Inside the lid is a small Brita filter with filters out all the impurities in tap water leaving a nice refreshing taste! Now I really have no excuse for not drinking water! 

Gatorade Perform Thirst Quencher Cool Blue - I found this American sports drink on the 'Foods of the World' aisle in Tesco.  Its so rehydrating, similar to Powerade. It has a nice refreshing taste too! 

Nakd Cocoa Crunch Bar - I'd fallen in love with these bars. With so many flavours to chosen from. Cocoa Crunch is my favourite. Not only do these bars taste so good but they are a healthy snack, with 100% natural ingredients and they are wheat, dairy and gluten free. 

Metcalfe's Charity Topcorn Sargent Salt - I first spotted the Metcalfe's bags of popcorn in my University canteen but since then I've spotted also spotted them in Primark. Its a delicious popcorn snack. Donations from purchases of 'Sargent Salt' bags go to supporting CLIC Sargent, one of the UK's leading cancer charities for children and young people! To find out more visit www.metcalfesskinny.com


Hinkler Perfect Puzzels Word Search & Sudoku - I found these adorable pocket sized puzzle books in my local Aldi store. The designs on the front are so adorable! I always have some sort of puzzle book in my bag to help kill time waiting for an appointment or for traveling. 


Primark Opia Flower Statement Necklace - I recently bought this statement necklace from Primark, I think it was around £4 and I've paired it with so many outfits. I love the blue colours and the line green gems. 

Peeves


Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain & Balm (Fate) - I was really disappointed with this lip stain. As soon as I opened the lip for the balm is broke and snapped and the colour 'fate' is really dark and not very flattering. 

Aussie Take The heat Leave-In Spray - I usually adore Aussie hair products but this leave-in heat spray has really let me down. Although it has that loveable Aussie scent it just does not protect my hair enough making it frizz from the heat of my hair dryer or straighteners. 

Claire Louise Xx

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Birthday Wish List


1. SensatioNail Starter Kit (Pink Chiffon) - £69.99 www.boots.com.
2. ASOS Boyfriend Watch - £22 www.asos.com.
3. Flower Statement Necklace - £4.99 www.ebay.co.uk.
4. Origins Out of Trouble - £22 www.origins.co.uk.
5. Lost Box Set (Season 1 to 6 ) - £44 www.amazon.co.uk.
6. Apple TV- £99 www.store.apple.com.

Hello! Its my birthday on the 27th of this month so I've put a little birthday wish list together! 

I've been wearing statement necklaces a lot recently and have found a lovely floral blue one on eBay. The blue and green colours look so nice for Summer and I can think of a few outfits to wear it with. I managed to watch all 6 season of lost in about a month! Instead of watching it online it would be nice to have the box set and its one of those I can really see myself watching again and again. I'm going through a phase of having gel nails and keep thinking of all the money I would save if I had my own kit to do it at home rather than going to the nail salon. My own nails have grown fairly long now and gel nails make them even stronger and I get a good two or three weeks, chip free colour out of them! 

Claire Louise Xx

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Friday, 13 June 2014

Summer Haul


Primark
P. S. Love Your Skin Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes - £1.
CB Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Self Tanning Applicator Mitt - £1.


Boots
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray - £6.99 www.boots.com.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo - £5.59 www.boots.com
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising Conditioner
£5.59 www.boots.com
St. Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face & Body Lotion (Light/Medium)
£10 SALE £6.67 www.boots.com


Superdrug
Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer (Natural 2) - £4.99 www.superdrug.com
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Cool Medium 2) - £4.19 www.superdrug.com.
Impulse Hint of Musk Body Spray - £1.99 www.superdrug.com
Impulse Secret Smile Body Spray - £1.99 www.superdrug.com
Sleek Brow Kit (Light 817) - £8.49 www.superdrug.com


Bank Fashion 
Converse Dainty OX - £45 www.bankfashion.co.uk.

Hello! My first little haul of the Summer. I've stocked up on some beauty favourites as well as some new gems. I picked up some cleansing wipes from Primark in a bid to give them a go as well as a cheap and cheerful tanning mitt for £1. 

In Boots I repurchased some of my favourite John Frieda products. The Go Blonder Lightening Spray is my favourite, great for giving my hair a colour boost for the Summer. I also picked up the St. Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face & Body Lotion. I tired a sample of the Instant Tan and loved using it. It gives a nice, natural looking tan in just 2 minuets and easily washes off wit soap and water. 

In Superdrug I picked up the Sleek Brow Kit that I have been after for ages. Every time I had been into store 'Light' had been out of stock but this time it was on the shelf, so I quickly snapped it up! I also got one of my old favourites, the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. The shade 'Cool Medium' is perfect for me and its great for covering my blemishes. 

Its my birthday at the end of the month so as a little birthday treat to myself I bought a pair of white converse. I had forgotten just how comfy they are! 

What have you been treating yourself to this Summer?

Claire Louise Xx

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