Monday, 22 October 2012

Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil

As an avid moisturiser, I was so happy to see this hit the shelves in my local Boots recently. And it's currently on 3 for 2, so if you haven't tried it yet go grab some!

This is the first beauty oil for the body, and Garnier know they are onto a good thing by bringing us this little gem.

You'll have no doubt seen the influx of hair oils on the market, and this is a luxurious body treat using the same idea.

The body oil smells delicious, enriched with Enriched with 4 precious oils - Argan, Macadamia, Almond & Rose, and it's 5 times more concentrated than any regular moisturiser.

You would expect the oil to leave you feeling greasy, but this miraculous oil glides on and melts into your body, It gives you a lovely dewy glow, and your skin looks super polished.

Give it a go if you haven't tried it already, priced at £7.99 and considering you only need 6-10 sprays per application a little goes a long way!

CF xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

My Birthday Celebrations!

Last week I turned 27, and as this was to be my first birthday as a single gal in years I was dreading it, I was sad at the thought of waking up on the day without my ex and that I wouldn't feel happy like I did when he made an effort to make my day special.

Well I am pleased to report I couldn't have been more wrong!!

What an amazing birthday, one I wont forget in a hurry.

Upon coming into work I had cards waiting for me, and a cute little plant... these little thoughts were enough to make me feel that my day was going to be special after all.

My actual day of birth was Thursday the 11th of October, after returning home to work my housemates had gone to a huge effort for me...

Banner on my front door :)

Balloons & Banner on my Bedroom Door :)

Presents & Cards were a lovely surprise to come home too :)

In addition to these lovely gestures, my phone had been going crazy all day, and I was definitely feeling the love with a huge amount of birthday messages on my Facebook & Twitter, thank you to all of you for thinking of me on my special day :)

Followed by a Chinese for tea on the Thursday night, and the standard bottle of wine of course I was well in birthday mode :) and the nights out hadn't even arrived yet...

And those of you who know me well will know that my Hello Kitty cake was the perfect ending to the evening :) 

After getting my Friday at work outta the way, It was time to party! I had 2 nights out to look forward to, the one on Friday night was a booze cruise to celebrate someone else's birthday, so double celebration, and lets just say I had the BEST night ever...here are some pictures from the night..

Dress River Island £25, Blazer Primark £7 & Shoes Ebay £25

Booze Cruise Boat

Me & My Wife Amanda

Me, Amanda & Janine

My Hott Wifeys

Me & Ryan the other Birthday Boy!

Me & Ryan
The booze cruise was 4 hours of fun & then we all hit the town after, It was so good to let my hair down and party, I definitley needed it!

After only a couple hours sleep I woke up the next day and the thought of having to go out the same evening was a little cringeworthy! Never the less, being a blogger I have the best in cosmetics to hide a multitude of sins, so at 7 in the evening I jumped in the shower and poured out another drink...

After an hour of prepping I was ready for my night out with my Plymouth friends...

Little Mistress Dress £40

Little Mistress Dress £40 & Shoes New Look £24

Megan & Me

Megan, Mike lol & Me

Sunday was a day of rest for me, after having around 5 hours sleep all weekend it was a perfect chance to relax in my Hello Kitty onesie a birthday present from my wife Amanda :)

Safe to say my birthday was AWESOME! Thank you to all of you for making me feel so loved and liked on the day, I will never forget the efforts you went to.

Happy Birthday to me :)

CF xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

E-Raze Non Laser Tattoo Removal (not good if your squeemish)!

Regular followers of my blog will know that following my recent relationship split I had to look into option for removing the permanent declaration I had made to my ex when i had this tattoo on my body.

So my options were, a cover up, resulting in me needing something bigger & darker to cover it up, or laser removal, at a costly price in comparison to what I originally paid to get it done. 

I stumbled across E-Raze Non Laser Removal, and after looking into it and pricing it up I decided to go for it, I was terrified, especially when I received the tube of numbing cream to apply before hand.

The day of my appointment arrived, I turned up to with my Mum & the bestest Amanda in tow for moral support, I am such a wimp! 

I don't really know what I expected, except pain!! 

The lady performing the treatment explained exactly what was going to happen, using a special liquid called Rejuvi, she tattooed over my original tattoo. 

The Rejuvi liquid works by forming a hard crust over the tattoo to which it is applied, and pulls all the ink to the surface, dragging the pigment to the surface. The key to this treatment working is to keep the crust dry & also to not pick at it!! The crust comes off in 10-14 days and should remove most of the tattoos pigment with it.

Here is the techinal info on e-raze: 

The e-raze Rejuvi system is a unique method of tattoo ink extraction which is designed to completely remove your tattoo ink pigments from the body. The treatment has been extensively researched, developed and tested for over ten years, and in use worldwide for over eight years.
The treatment utilizes similar methods as having the original tattoo. The removal formula is delivered to the ink using a tattoo or permanent make-up machine, therefore the treatment can only be performed by a trained tattoo or permanent make-up artist or medical professional. The extraction cream is specifically designed to blend with and capture the original tattoo ink.
The formula then forms into a thicker substance which the skin easily pushes out taking the captured tattoo ink with it. A number of treatments are normally required to completely remove a tattoo. After the treatment course is finished the skin should return to its natural state over a period of months*. There are numerous benifits to this method of removal compared to other methods. for more detailed technical information on the remover click here.
The e-raze treatment is substantially less painful than other removal methods and the treatment course and subsequent tattoo removal is typically much faster and more effective than laser removal options, including effective removal of all tattoo colours.
The e-raze system is suitable and effective on both professional, home made tattoos and permanent make-up and on most areas of the body apart from sensitive areas near the eyes or areas where high levels of moisture occur (where special aftercare considerations may be required). The treatment is not colour selective (unlike laser) and acts on all colour pigments equally.
Here is my tattoo straight after my removal...

It looks really red around the area, this is purely due to the skin being manipulated slightly during treatment. You can see the Rejuvi liquid has formed a layer on the tattoo and the black you can see in the layer is the tattoo pigment coming to the surface. 

I will keep you updated on the progress of my removal, as I cant wait to see the results! 

Here is days 2, 3 & 4...

Like I said I will keep you updated, via my instagram on a daily basis, so if your not already following me on there add me missejkelly

Check out the E Raze Website for further info...
http://www.e-raze.com/ and to find a clinic or tattoo place near you that offers the service.
Expect to pay anything up to £150 per treatment, this depends on the place you go and the size of the tattoo you want removing.

I am sorry for the gross pictures, I know they aren't pretty, I just hope the pain and scabbing is worth it!

And a note to anyone out there considering getting a name tattoo.....DON'T you don't want to end up in the predicament I was in! 

Have you ever had a tattoo removed? I would love to hear your experiences!

CF xxx

Naked Shampoo & Conditioner

Naked - 97% Natural 

I have previously reviewed Naked products before, and as I am now living in a girly house I thought I would ask my housemate to review Naked's Shampoo & Conditioner* 

These hair treats are so reasonably priced, just £3.98 each and for that price your buying the most natural and caring goodies for your hair. 

The Naked Shine range is designed for normal to dry hair, and is full of yummy marshmallow goodness. My housemate loved these and said they left her hair feeling squeaky clean, removing all the build up from her hair products. 

Some ingredients that we often try to avoid are nowhere to be seen, including sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals. 
The shampoo is honey and mallow and instead of using detergents they use plant based cleansers to clean and hydrate your hair.
The company is environmentally conscious but also have a sense of humour – “we don’t believe in testing our ingredients on Bambi, Lassie or Skippy” as an example.
Moving on to the conditioner, it’s got buttermilk (mm mm) and green tea. You know green tea has antioxidants and the two ingredients combined give you shine and improved manageability.

Products made in the UK and as mentioned, not tested on animals!

Don't forget you can Tweet Naked @nakedbodycare
Join them on Facebook
and check out their website here

Have you tried Naked Body Products? 

CF xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Model Co Tan Remover Exfoliating Scrub

Ever thought you'd slap on a layer of faux glow and skip the gloves? Or tanned and put way to much on in one place, well fear not..
This Model Co Tan Remover* gets rid of unwanted tan on your body & hands.
Its lush pink colour and fresh grapefruit scent make this scrub a pleasure to use.

Exclusive to Boots and priced at just £15, this is literally a must have for the bathroom to erase your tanning mistakes!

Happy Bronzing my beauties!

CF xxx

Pay Day Haul

Payday hasn't been this good in a long time for me, so i decided to do what us girls do best and hit the shops, there really is no better cure than retail therapy! 

Check out my purchases...

 I had seen these advertised on tele recently & to be honest I don't usually go much on Maybelline Mascara, but this has actually impressed, the big brush and non clump formula work really well with out the need for an eyelash curler, and teamed with the new Master Smoky Eye Pencil it gives a really nice smoky eye effect when used together. 

Currently on offer 3 for 2 in Boots, check out the mascara £7.99 & the master smokey eye pencil £5.99

 You'll have seen my previous post on my new smellies, Lady Gaga's new fragrance which was an absolute barg at just £24.99 from the Perfume Shop.

I hit the MAC counter, as I haven't treated myself in so long, and got this gorgeous warm nude, perfect for autumn shade lipstick, It's from the lustre range and the shade is Patisserie, it's stunning! 


And finally one of my fave clothing purchases of the day is my super cute nautical style peplum blazer, just £13 from Primarni (Primark) got to love the place! 

I will be doing full reviews on my lippie and eye make up, so keep an eye out for those. 

And it's my birthday next week so I will be blogging my birthday & any gifts I might be lucky enough to receive. 

Hope your all well, get out on the high street if you haven't in a while, there are some amazing bits to be had! 

CF xxx

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