Saturday, 9 March 2013

Beauty Blog

Glossybox time! I was particularly impressed with this months - the theme was 'City Chic' and even came with a little travel book with City guides and stickers! (I'm such a girl...)


Elizabeth Arden: Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free
I am a huge fan of this cult product - I used to work for Elizabeth Arden and it's been their top seller for years. It sells itself as 'the worlds hardest working product' and it certainly is a wonderful multi-tasker. I use it, personally, on dry areas of skin such as elbows and knees, and also as a lip balm, intensive overnight moisturiser treatment and on cuticles. Thank you GlossyBox for this!

Nails Inc: St. James
Another win this month - I am not the hugest fan of Nails Inc, I don't get the cult following of their products as I think other products give better results at half the price, however this colour is perfect for my style and the size is great for popping in my handbag to cover chips and nicks on the go.

Juicy Couture: Couture La La
I always feel a little bit disappointed when I have a perfume sample in my Glossybox - the sizes are so small and you can usually get them free in a department store. I also usually don't like the scent anyway. This one isn't too bad though - a combination of 'bright, bold florals and sensual woods and musk'. Quite a grown-up scent that I'll probably pop in my handbag when I don't want to waste my usual, expensive perfume.

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics: Lip Blush
I *love* Jelly Pong Pong - their products are great fun and great mult-taskers. This is a lip stain with lip balm - it resulted in a sheer pink shade and because the texture is enriched with beeswax and cerasin it felt moisturising and nourishing too. The colour didn't last a particularly long time, but about right for this texture of lip product and the moisturising quality lasted a little while longer yet.

Tresemme: TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
Another item that I constantly use and need - hairspray! And again, the perfect size for my handbag on a night out! Hairspray is pretty self-explanatory... no need for a long review!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Private Showgirl

Such a fabulous weekend!

I was privileged to be asked to perform for the lovely Julie Carson's birthday party alongside Carrie Ann and Flixx Demontrant 

Fangtasia Themed Party ** Blood Chocolate Fountain

Mirror Pictures! With Carrie Ann and Flixx Demontrant

It was a lovely evening to be a part of and it was great fun hanging out with Carrie-Ann and Flixx!

The Frog Prince and The Showgirl... Disney's next feature?

Monday was a day I was looking forward to for a very long time - in the morning Taz and I went on a horse-riding tack across the South Downs! It was one of my New Years Resolutions to take horse-riding lessons and this was a lovely way to ease back into it since the last time I rode was about ten years ago!

Taz getting ready to ride

The weather was perfect and the horses at Hopeful Earl Stables were gorgeous - mine was called Steve and he was a bit of a grumpy old man but such an easy horse to ride. 


Then in the evening we hit the West End for a lovely meal at Navajo Joe's in Covent Garden and a theatre trip to watch 'Stomp' at the Ambassador's Theatre; the show was fantastic - the choreography was so intricate and perfectly executed, and it was *very* loud but great fun!

I have a busy, busy week coming up in 'real' life, so I'm looking forward to a couple of early nights and a lie-in or two!