Sunday, 25 September 2011

Dr Nick Lowe

I've always had problems with spots as I have quite oily skin. I usually manage to keep them under control now i'm in my 20's but recently have a really bad patch of spots that would just not go away. It's been there for 7 weeks and i've even seen my GP about it. She just prescribed cream that was useless.

I read in a magazine about Dr Nick Lowe's products so I looked it up online and came across his website. . I looked under the anti blemish range and purchased the Starter Kit. This includes a 4 step system to fight existing blemishes and prevent further breakouts.

The kit includes 4 trial size favourites-

Step 1-Cleanse -Purifiying Foam cleanser. 50ml

Step 2- Tone and Clarify - Sebum Control Cleanser. 50ml

Step 3- Prevent and Moisturise -Oil control day cream. 20ml

Step 4- Target- Spot gel 5ml

White Vanity Case also included.

This product has been amazing my skin has been really clear and the problem area I've has has almost gone and I've only been using it for 1 week. I'm definitely going to buy the full size versions of these products when this runs out. It is a bit pricier than clearacil and clean & clear etc but worth the extra.

The starter kit is priced at £15.31 on the website.

You can also buy Dr Nick Lowe products at Boots.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Nicole xoxo

September purchases 2011

I'm going to be moving to my new house next month- soooo excited- so i thought I'd have one last shopping spree before bills and mortgages take over my life. I took a trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester and here are some of the things i pruchased.

These boots were purchased at a boutique on the way to the Trafford Centre called Desire. They have a website and a few stores across the UK. I've wanted some riding boots for a while but find that they are a little over the price limit i'm willing to spend. I found these that were quite similar. I love the sheepskin detail and buckles as they don't look as plain as riding boots. Original price £40 now £20 which was an absolute bargain.

I have a little obsession with leopard print which is good for winter as leopard is everywhere. I found this 'All Over Leopard Heart Tank' in Topshop. It is also available on the website for £20.

I live in knitwear even in summer so when winterwear is out I love to stock up. I bought this Cowl Knitted Dress from New Look and it was only £19.99. It's also available online at
I also bought this Cowl Knitted Jumper from New Look for only £14.99. I love the burnt orange colour it's great for autumn. I find the knitwear in New Look is reasonably priced in most shops the minimum price is usually £25. This is also available on their website.

These 2 skirts were my bargain of the day. Both from H&M and only £3.99. I just need some tops to match now. I'm hoping to get a hot pink to match the black/white and either a navy or beige to match the colours in the other. I also got some plain black leggings from H&M for £5.99 which i find really reasonable.

These shoes weren't bought on my spree but came this week and are perfect for my leopard obsession. They are from Leg Avenue and were a gift from my friend who is the owner of the UK devision of the company and also the owner of Queen of E.vil. You can purchase them from the website for £65 .

I love my sunglasses. Even in winter. I recently has my eyes lasered and find that even slightest bit of sunlight i'm sqinting as my eyes are still healing so my sunglasses come in handy. These sunglasses arrived yesterday from . I've already done a blog about this brand but since then i've purchased nearly the whole collection and have 5 out of the 9 pairs of sunglassed released. This pair are the White Candy Sunglasses and are currently on sale half price for £27. With any purchase from the site you get the gold bag included.

With winter fast approaching i'll be needed all the gloves I can get as I hate having cold hands so I bought this pack of 2 from H&M for £3.99.

I went a little bit mad on the socks this weekend. These were all purchased from New Look. The cream and grey on the left are over the knee socks and the cream pair has a small bow on the which is super cute both £2.99. The leopard at the bottom is actually tights. I did want some leggings but i couldn't find any so i'm hoping these with look good-£4.99. The other socks are just normal socks but I love to have cute patterns these were on offer 3 pair for £4.00

I can't go shopping without picking up some beauty products. I picked these Cheryl Cole false eyelashes up from Home Bargains for 99p. I did see these in shops at the trafford centre for £4.99 so this was a bargain. I also picked up from Home Bargains St Moriz fake tan spray. I've used the mousse before and it's brilliant so will let you know how the spray goes. This is only £3.99 the same for the mousse and this isn't represented in the quality of the product- great buy.

I love all my purchases and hope that I'll get a shopping trip like this again but it won't be for a while.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Nicole xoxo

Barry M Nail Varnish

Above- my collection so far.

I was recommended the nail varnish collection from Barry M by my friend a couple of years ago and since trying it myself i have fell in love with it. The colours are fantastic and they provide really good coverage. Most colours only need one coat. I've only seen the range in Superdrug and prices start from £2.99 but if you purchase 2 you get £1.00 off.

I recently added a couple of new colours to my collection...

Above-318 Peach Melba

All the colours really stand out and this is no exception. The pale orange colour stands out against pale or dark skin.

Above-308 Berry

This colour is from the Ice Cream range. I wasn't sure of this shade when i saw it online but I love it. I've wanted a lilac shade for a while and this one looks lovely. I did need to apply 2 coats of this shade as it's quite a light shade.

Above-304 Mint Green

Love, Love, Love this shade. I find the Barry M Polishes quite thick but this one was a little thinner so needed to apply 2 coats.

Above-305 Pink Flamingo.

This shade is inbetween a coral and a bright pink. I'm mad about pink and this shade is a great shade for my collection.

There are 55 shades in the £2.99 collection so I have quite a lot more to collect. They also have a few other ranges including Crackle and Foil. I am yet to test these but the Superdrug near me didn't stock them so I'll have to keep searching.

Barry M was voted Best Inexpensive Nail Polish Range 2009,2010,2011 and by Instyle Best Beauty Buys and Instyle Hall of Fame 2011 Winner amongst other awards.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Nicole xoxo

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Wildfox Couture

WILDFOX COUTURE is an American Vintage-inspired women’s knitwear brand. Combining great style and unsurpassed quality, Wildfox has quickly gained a following amongst celebrities, trendsetters and top retailers worldwide.

Childhood friends Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon are the creative force behind Wildfox. Inspired by sleepovers, beautiful books, fairies, dreams, vintage t-shirts and their friendship, the young designers gave birth to a brand based on love and having fun! Things had gotten too serious in the world of fashion, and it was time for a change. They created their t-shirts for every person, soft, baggy, bright and fun.
Together with musician Jimmy Sommers as CEO and President of Wildfox the brand was officially established in Los Angeles in 2006. Today, the girls spend their time visiting vintage shops and working out of their Silverlake-area design studio - where they ew their hearts on their sleeves and spread peace and love through design.
The LA-made brand is available at better retail boutiques nationwide. Wildfox Couture is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide including the U.K., Germany, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia and Taiwan.

Originally popular with US celebrities Wildfox Couture has quickly established itself amongst UK celebs. The brand has been spotted on numerous British celebs including Cheryl Cole, Katie Price, The Saturdays and many more.

I love this brand as the clothes are lovely quality. I have purchased a few items from their collections and I've loved everything I have so far. I discovered Wildfox Couture whilst browsing through magazines and seeing their clothes on celebs. I didn't know where to buy from as was only set up in 2010 and this was before then. I came across a wonderful website that stock the brand so I bought from there. They currently have many of the items for sale at the minute and there are always offers available.
I was so pleased with what I'd received that I'm a Wildfox Couture Customer forever. The items that i have are picture below.

Items can be purchased in the UK from stores such as Selfridges & Co, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The best place to purchase is probably online as there is a wider range of the collection available.

These are just a few of the websites that stock Wildfox Couture.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Nicole xoxo

Day 22


Katie Price and Lamis Khamis have a strong love for fashion. With Katie Price being in the forefront of the media's attention and being one of the most photographed women in Britain, Katie is always changing her image and style.

Lamis Khamis already has her own successful clothing brand with fans worldwide and top celebrities included and worked with Katie from the very start of her modeling career so they both shared similar ideas for new clothes designs. Their friendship grew over the years and they both decided to share their love for fashion and work on a clothing brand together. They wanted to create a brand that is stylish, comfortable, edgy and of quality. Pieces you would want to wear forever.

Most importantly Katie and Lamis wanted a brand that is fresh all the time, with new pieces added monthly, being clothes or accessories... so they decided that on Day 22 of every month they will add new pieces to the collection. All the pieces will be of limited edition and never repeated identically... so 'Day 22' was born. (Taken from

The 1st glimpse of the range was at the Pure Spirit Fashion Catwalk Show at London's Earls Court on Sun 13th Feb. Katie took to the catwalk along with models wearing a few pieces from the range.

The official launch day to the public was on 22nd Feb with the 1st range consisting of 22 items. Katie and Lamis opened a pop up shop on Kingly St London for 2 days to sell the 1st collection.

I am in love with this brand. The fabric is beautiful and the designs are are works of art. I have bought 5 items from the collection so far and will definitely be buying more. Here are some of what i have already-

'Linda' Print Loose vest. At first i was undecided about this top. When it arrived it looked huge and I thought it wouldn't go with anything. I couldn't have been more wrong and this is actually my favourite purchase. The colour is beautiful and the 80's print is really striking. Being the lowest price in the 1st collection at £50 it definitely doesn't reflect in the quality. It's just as well made as everything else that I have bought.

'Hot Lips' draped T-Shirt. This was my 1st purchase and I was really struggling which item to get. I thought with summer approaching that pink would be an appropriate summer colour. What's great about this item and many others is that you can dress it up and down and it still looks fabulous.

'Born to Rule' Long sleeve dress. Katie was seen wearing this in her video clip for Comic Relief. I thought she looked great in it so I went ahead and ordered it. It's a great fit and very comfy I love this dress.

'Victorian' print short sleeved dress. I've only just received this so not had chance to wear it yet. Katie wore this to the launch as you can see on the pictures above. I love the print and as with the other items the fabric is beautiful. I read that the fabric has been specially made for the brand and also the labels are very soft which is great as you don't get that irritating scratching like on others.

'Have Fun' clown print t-shirt. At 1st I wasn't keen on this top as the clown kind of freaked me out and when i 1st saw it I thought I would never buy it. So why have I? Well the 1st person I saw it on was Katie running in L.A and I thought it actually looks really nice on. Then a girl I speak with on twitter sent me a picture of herself wearing it and that was it- sold!!! I've only just received it so I've not worn it yet but I love it so I am very happy with my purchase.

I would definitely recommend Day 22 to anyone I love the clothes and they'll be bringing out Sunglasses, Bags, accessories etc. You also get a free gold Day 22 bag with all purchases from their website. Some people have complained about the price but I personally think it's reasonable as it's a Premium brand. You pay for what you get- great quality!!! Items are limited so once they've sold out that's it.

As i'm a bit late on doing my blog the 2nd collection has been released already. Six new items were added on 22nd March.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Nicole xoxo

For full list of stockist see


As you may have noticed I've not blogged in a while but over last couple of months I've had quite a lot of new purchases and want to share with you my thoughts on those and some new websites that I've been using.

Nicole xoxo

Monday, 11 October 2010

VIVO Per Lei - Dead Sea Minerals

The Dead Sea is famous for its health-giving, mineral-rich waters containing sulphur, iodine, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and many others. People who care about there skin's health and longevity have relied on dead-sea based products for many years believing them to be superior in richness, smoothness and nutrition and ultimately the best basis for skin care products.
Above - VIVO Per Lei 'Facial Peeling'
Facial Peeling provides a powerful facial cleansing by removing a thin layer of dry cells to reveal ultra-smooth and youthful skin. This product is great for all skin types. I have really oily skin and it's great on my skin. It is rich in Vitamin C & E. I love putting this on in the bath after the hot water has opened up all my pores. Just rub in sweeping circular motion over dry skin to remove the build up of dirt and oil. My skin feels so soft and clean afterwards.

Above- VIVO Per Lei - shea body butter.
This unique combination of Dead Sea Minerals together with essential vitamins and Shea Butter immediately replenishes the skins hydration to its optimum level and leaves the skin relaxed, supple, silky soft and radiant all day. I just gently massage a sufficient amount of body butter into the skin until completely absorbed.

Above- VIVO Per Lei - Salt Scrub
A de-vine combination of salt & oil from the Dead Sea skin reviving. Apply as needed over the body. Gently scrub and wash with warm water. This is the best body scrub i've ever used it makes my skin feel so soft.

I bought this when i was in Las Vegas but you can order it online.

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Nicole xoxo