Monday, 24 January 2011

Photos from Liverpool and iPhone camera apps

I’ve just got back from a lovely weekend up north in Liverpool with my boyfriend and thought I would share some of my photos I took on my iPhone using the Camera+ app.  I am by no means a photography expert but downloaded a few apps including Instagram and Hipstamatic and thought I’d trial them out over the weekend (geek!) What do you think?

We had a great time visiting the famous sites of Liverpool and I managed to do quite a bit of shopping! I am so jealous of all the shops Liverpool lasses have to choose from and they are all within walking distance of each other, no getting tired and trekking around for ages like London! I wasn’t that impressed with Cricket after hearing so many good things about it through the media. All the bags on sale were just dumped on stands near the floor with sale tags on, even though they still cost £600 instead of over £1000! All the dresses were just stacked by block colour on boring rails. So I’m sorry to say I don’t get what all the fuss is about!!!

Anyway let me know what you think of the photos below!


Me and the boyfriend


Outside The Cavern Club

The Echo Arena and The Liverpool Wheel

Albert Dock

Liverpool One

China Town

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New launch from Biotherm - SKIN.ERGETIC

I am lucky enough to be working with Biotherm at the moment on the exciting new launch of their first anti-fatigue concentrate SKIN.ERGETIC. I am a sucker for radiance products and can't wait to try this out to see if it really works and my skin has a 'glow' to it! Late nights and dull weather in winter are certainly not helping my skin this time of year, so any help will be greatly appreciated!

Basically the serum is unique as it is activated once you open it and blends ultra-concentrated broccoli extract with anti-fatigue ingredients in a formulation that is 99% natural; paraben, mineral oil and artificial colour free. It's quite pricey at £35 for 50ml but is on offer at at the moment - save £10 when you buy two Biotherm products.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to try this out and test in full so I can write a detailed review with photos of the bottle. But for now here is an image from Biotherm so you can see the full range of accompanying products which include an anti-fatigue day cream and night cream. I also love the bright purple colour packaging of the night cream :)

Thoughts? Who has tried Biotherm products in the past and will be trying this range out? 

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Christmas and New Year plus new make-up including Nivea!

(Boyfriend in the snow at Christmas)

Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the total lack posts, I spent Christmas at my parents’ house which was lovely but I didn’t take my laptop and new year in Frankfurt, Germany with the boyf! Hope you all had a good festive break! I am missing the afternoon naps and lie-ins and not loving the 7am alarm clock argghh!

I was an extremely lucky girl and got lots of Christmas presents, too many to mention! My parents got me a gorgeous All Saints dress, plus lots of goodies for my flat including a new cutlery set! ha ha! I thought I write a mini review on the lovely make-up products the boyf bought me - the limited edition Bobbi Brown bright eyes palette (£41) and Nivea Stay Real Powder which I think isn't available in the UK. I love the Bobbi Brown palette, even if the eye shadows are teeny tiny but as with all BB eyeshadows a little bit goes a long way! 

Here is a full list of the shades in the palette

1 x Bubble Gum
1 x Gum Drop
1 x Electric Pink
1 x Samba
1 x Day Glow
1 x Jade
1 x Ivy
1 x Pacific
1 x Blue Denim
1 x Blue Iris
1 x Pink Pearl Metallic
1 x Golden Peach Metallic
1 x Navajo Metallic
1 x Iced Blue Metallic
1 x Midnight Metallic
1 x Lavender Metallic
1 x Mint Metallic
1 x Copper Penny Shimmer Wash
1 x Ultra Violet
1 x Black Plum Shimmer Wash

Close up of the shades - I love the Lavender metallic shade on the top right.

I haven't featured Nivea make-up on my blog before as I haven't ever tried it out, but first impressions of the Stay Real powder are really good. It was only 4 Euros in the sale in DM (Superdrug equivalent in Germany) and the powder matches your skintone for sheer coverage that isn't heavy at all. Next time I'm back in Germany I'll definitely pick out some more products to try! 

Has anyone else tried Nivea make-up and what do you think? Is it available in the UK?

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