all that shimmerz

all that shimmerz

Monday, 19 March 2012

Origins Vitazing

Hello again lovley jublies!

I am so excited to receive my Origins Vitazing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser.  I have previously mentioned buyapowa and how awesome it is, well I have had my eye on this product for a while now, read all the reviews and did my fair share or drooling.  Then to my utter delight it became a co-buy on buyapowa :-)  Woo!
I haven't actually tried the product out yet but I have high hopes for it, i tested it out on my hand and the skin looks luminous, the tint adapts to your natural skin tone and the smell is very fresh.

This product is £26 from Boots, House of Fraser, Debenhams and the Origins website, however, I suggest you request it on buyapowa, the more people who request it the quicker it will be available for co-buy, best price you will get it for on there is £21.50.  I got mine for free as I was the first person to join the co-buy, usually the person who brings the most co-buyers to the product gets it free, but because no one brought someone I got it, so its a extra special bargain :-) 

I have been dabbling in different skincare products for a while and will be doing a post on that soon, so I will be trying this out for a while before reviewing, so stay posted.

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Beauty Box Smack Down!

Hello my lovelies,

I am currently subscribed to 4 beauty boxes available in the UK at the moment, Glossybox here £10 + pp £2.95, Carmine here £10 + pp £2.75, Joliebox here £10 + pp £2.95 & She Said Beauty here £9 + pp £2.95.  Now I love the thrill of the box arriving and feel like a big kid when I see what I have in my box but my purse is running dry and I have promised my partner I will get shot of two of the boxes and keep the two best ones.


All the boxes are very attractive, with the crisp paper, cute little sticker and ribbon and filled with little twizzlez of paper to fill out the box and stop products rattling around.  Joliebox has broken away from this trend, they still have a box but inside is a little bag with all the goods inside, nice little change.

She Said Beauty


This is the hard part... I think every box has its hits and every box has its misses.  The whole point is its a gamble, it cannot be guaranteed that you will like every product but then there will be that one product you are thrilled with.  The aim of the game is to try products you otherwise wouldn't.

Joliebox: Macadamia oil masque was my fave

Carmine: nail varnish and steamcream went down well

She Said Beauty: only one flop which was the tea??

Harrods Glossybox: loads of goodies for mothers day


So can you see my predicament?  I know a lot of people moan about Glossybox but I have liked all the boxes I have received so far, I am getting my moneys worth, they do however need to work on equality, everyone should receive the best product on offer and they can vary the smaller products.  I was very impressed by She Said  Beauty and so that is defo for keeps.  The other two have been ok, I would say Joliebox was my least fave, I am due to receive one any day now so this is the decider for them.

What do you guys think I should do?  What boxes are you subscribed to? 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 1 March 2012


Hiya lovelies,

I have some major bargains that you need to know about.

Cosmo Magazine - £3.50 - Is offering 1 of 4 Clinique products with each magazine.  There's a High Impact Mascara, Superbalm Moisturising Gloss, 7 Day Scrub Cream and Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Glamour Magazine - £2 - Is offering Percy & Reed London Hair products.  There's Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo, Splendidly Silky Moisturising Conditioner, Totally TLC Hydrating Mask and Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish.

I also want to share an awesome site with you guys, Buyapowa, I have had some great bargains from this site.  OPI nail varnish Nicki Minaj duo for £12 saving £9 on RRP, I was thrilled.  I also got Moroccanoil Treatment 100ml for £21 saving £9.45 on RRP, I cannot wait to try this treatment.  Lastly, OPI Dutch Treats Holland Mini Collection for £9 saving £3.95, woo!

Its a great concept, I am addicted and check the site daily to see if there are any products I want for a great price.  The more people buy the cheaper the product becomes.  You can also share the deal and the more people you bring in the better chance you have of getting your item for free.  Give it a try, I'm sure you too will be addicted.

Lou xxx