Thursday, 18 June 2009

Latest in Beauty goodies

I'd just like to say a quick thankyou to all of my subscribers! I'm over the 30 mark now and I'm so happy that you've wanted to follow my blog :) Anyway...

I read about Latest in Beauty ( from someones blog but I can't remember who! If it was you, leave me a comment below and I'll credit you for it because it's a brillant thing! note: it was Daisy from Cupcakes and Cherries whose blog I read! Latest in Beauty is a website which you can subscribe to for free and every month they send you samples of beauty products. You get one from Skincare, one from Make up & Fragrances and one from Hair and Body. You choose your products, send a text message then you'll get a code that enables you to send away for these free samples. The text costs £1 though, but this is to cover postage and packaging.

I decided to try out the Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher. What a mouthful hah. It claims to "refine the look of uneven skin tenture, flakiness and roughness. It leaves skin unbelievably soft and smooth, virtually poreless". I don't partically have large pores, but sometimes around the nose area, they can be quite visible. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping it'll do some good. You get 7 samples of it, which is a weeks worth of supply.
However, it claims "here is a 69% reduction in the appearance of pores after 4 weeks of continued use" This would mean you'd have to go out and buy some more to see any clear results.

Next I got a sample of John Frieda Frizz Ease Weather Works Style Sealant Creme. Another mouthful! This is a serum that you apply to wet hair which protects your hair from the elements i.e. rain, humidity etc, all our worst nightmares! I have naturally frizzy hair so I'm going to give this a try and it might stop my hair from turning into a Diana Ross style 'do!

Finally, from the make up section, I got 3 samples of the Mary Kay Mineral eyeshadow. I got it in the colours Navy Blue, Lemongrass and Sienna. These pictures don't do the colours any justice! Omg I'm in love!They are so pigmented, especially navy blue and the lemongrass turns into a gorgeous gold yellow. There isn't much colour payoff for Sienna but I'm not too keen on this colour anyway.
I'm thinking of smudging the Navy Blue into my lash line to give a coloured smokey lived in look.

Definitely worth a look on the website, as they have other samples to choose from too.


  1. Ooh sounds good! I'm gunna check it out.

  2. Sounds like a really good site, i'll have to sign up!x

  3. I've done the latestinbeauty giveaway thing and I got the eyeshadows and the John Frieda stuff too. Can't wait to try it out. Lil x

  4. I mentioned it a while ago so it may have been me- I did hear it about it on peachykeencheeks' youtube video though! It's fab!

  5. WOW that sound so cool, gonna sign up, just became a follower, check my blog out thanks

  6. aaaah wow i'll have to check this website out! just started to follow your blog too :) xoxoxo

  7. OMG I love your outfit!
    So gawj!

  8. I must have a look at that! Sounds like a great idea!