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Violet1278

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Mum of four grown up children - 2 boys and 2 girls.

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since 10/11/2008

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Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream 28/08/2014

Lovely Foundation Alternative For All Ages.

Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream As I have matured into my fifties I find that increasingly I have become more interested in make up. Gone are the days when I could get ready in a few minutes, but I still have many days when I want to look polished but not be in front of a mirror for hours. I am always trying new products, and tend to favour those that impart a soft natural look. I have watched many video presentations by the famous and highly respected Lisa Eldridge, and many of those are aimed at more mature ladies. In many of these videos she uses lighter foundations and tinted moisturisers rather than thick heavy foundations, and in a recent video she was using the Bourjois 123 perfect CC cream that is the subject of my review. If you would like to see the video have a look here tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDdnbgrn8bE How I Came To Make My Purchase The product for once is reasonably priced, and although I don't mind spending a lot on make up it really has to be worth it, as I don't buy into advertising hype, and take a long time researching products before purchasing. I have a love of the make up review site “Make Up Alley” because here you can read reviews of almost any product or shade you can think of, and reviewers grade the products too so you can have an overall score to help you to make an informed purchase decision. The 123 Perfect Bourjois CC Cream scores 4.3/5 and 84% said they would repurchase from a sample of 58 contributors. This is a very ...

Europa Leisure Villena 3 Piece Round Dining Set 13/08/2014

Summer Dining In The Garden

Myakka Gypsy Console Table 10/07/2014

A Clutter Free Hall - No More Shoe Mountains!

Embryolisse Eau de Beauté Rosamelis 16/06/2014

Just Perfect Embryolisse Eau de Beaute Rosamelis.

Medical Pet Shirt 02/06/2014

A Viable Alternative To The Dreaded Elizabethan Collar!

Braun Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 14/05/2014

Not Too Long In The Tooth To Change!

Clinique Chubby Stick 08/05/2014

Mirror Mirror On The Wall You Won't Need One With These At All!

Bobbi Brown Lip Color 28/04/2014

Holy Grail Lipsticks Especially Good For Mature Women.

Bobbi Brown Lip Color Bobbi Brown Lip Colors Bobbi Brown Lip Colors are very dear to my heart, probably because I have two shades that I have purchased over and over again. You know when I find a lipstick that I apply and love, it makes up for all the years that I would see a shade and think it was “me”, and then it would go to the back of my make up drawer because somehow it wasn't after all. Make-up Alley, a wonderful review site for cosmetics helps these days with my make up choices, as the detail in the information given there really helps in choices of shades. It is often that “mauve undertone” that will be mentioned there, but not on a brand website that will deter me, as this is one shade that doesn't suit my colouring. That is how I came, before I discovered Make Up Alley, to own and to regret a lipstick called Syrup by MAC - I thought it was pink but it had mauve undertones, and sadly It made me look like a corpse! It was on that wonderful website that I first sought advice when I saw the shades in the Bobbi Brown range that I liked, and how I came to know that they would become my holy grail items. At £19 each they have to be, as it isn't a price point for experimentation. Where To Buy Bobbi Brown Lip Colors are creamy and are a semi- matte formula. To date there are 29 shades available on the website and some shades can also be purchased from Debenhams, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser and Boots. I have also seen some on Ebay and Amazon, but you do have to be careful buying ...

Dog Car Harness 17/04/2014

A VERY IMPORTANT PURCHASE FOR DOG OWNERS

Decleor Life Radiance Flash Mask 08/04/2014

Fresh As A Summer Meadow!

Decleor Life Radiance Flash Mask Decleor Life Radiance Flash Mask I think face masks are a wonderful treat for when you have time to yourself, and want to nourish and care for your skin, but sometimes time is something modern life takes away from us. I think it was this thought that led me initially to try a product made by the French company Decleor, which was designed to treat the skin, but in a much smaller time frame than the longer periods you need to devote to more traditional masks. This product is called their Flash Radiance Mask and is designed to work in three minutes. This mask was recently featured in a video by Lisa Eldridge, in which she describes her experience with this and other masks, and it is well worth looking at on You Tube as she has some excellent advice for all skin types. Where To Purchase This mask is not a cheap option, and for this reason I initially hesitated, but I have been buying some products recently that, although expensive, seem to require less product, so I decided to purchase. The mask is available from many outlets online, and recently I saw it on Allbeauty which used to be called Cheap Smells for £18, but the recommended retail price is £29, so it certainly pays to shop around. Allbeauty also deals with cashback sites so it brings the price down quite a bit. Decleor.co.uk is the most expensive option where you will pay £29, but there are so many options to try first including Lookfantastic.com and Feelunique. Beautiful Presentation Presented in a lovely yellow ...

HD Foundation Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 31/03/2014

A Lovely Foundation Especially For Photography.

HD Foundation Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation Make Up For Ever HD Foundation is something I have used for many years, and is a product I return to time and time again because using it is effortless, and the results gained are outstanding. It is a French brand very popular with make up artists. It isn't a cheap foundation and added to this it is quite difficult to purchase. I buy mine from www.preciousaboutmakeup.com where it retails for £32. The foundation is said to be of an extremely fine texture, oil free and leaves skin soft and radiant. I would agree that this is the look you will achieve when using the foundation. The aim of the product is that skin looks natural both on and off camera, and that a flawless coverage is achieved. It has an ingredient called Sericite that is said to heighten the diffusion of light, and to intensify the glow of the skin. It claims to be an oil free, medium to full coverage foundation with a large range of colours, and the former claim initially put me off some years ago as being a more mature lady my skin is not oily and is prone to slight dryness. This foundation has been a dream to use despite these initial reservations, and has been a product I use on many occasions, especially if I want a quick but polished make up look. All About The Product And My Experiences Presented in a smart black box the bottle is glass and has a pump dispenser. I love this as Nars Sheer Glow Foundation for example is a similar cost, but it is extra if you ...

Kyjen Puzzle Plush Hide-a-Bee Dog Toy 25/03/2014

A Dog Toy To Buzz About!

Kyjen Puzzle Plush Hide-a-Bee Dog Toy Kyjen Puzzle Plush Hide-a-Bee Dog Toy. I have a four month old Shih Tzu puppy called Pebbles and toys play a very important part in her daytime routine. What I have come to see over the last few weeks of ownership is that variety and interest are key elements, and that having new and fresh toys is always welcome. I think my favourite toys so far since having Pebbles are those that require her to think and work out problems, as these seem to hold her interest for longer. One of her favourites is the Hide a Bee toy by Kyjen. This company make several toys in the same ilk- all based on the concept of some sort of house which then has a family contained within it that have to be found and retrieved. In the case of this review I shall concentrate on the bees but Pebbles also has the Squirrel house which provides equal amounts of entertainment. Where To Purchase I purchased the Squirrel House from Amazon in the UK but the Bee House I purchased from Amazon.com, as I found after researching the toys that they were substantially cheaper in the US, even with postage added. It is always worth checking Amazon.com as they seem to have an excellent mailing system- my parcel was delivered by Yodel, and as long as the item falls under the UK customs threshold then there are no extra charges to pay either. Currently the bee toy retails for £6.25 with a £5.74 postal charge making a total cost of £11.49. If you were to buy the same toy from Amazon in the UK even on supersaver delivery it ...

Ellie-Bo Dog Puppy Cage 10/03/2014

Puppy Home Safe And Dry!

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush 24/02/2014

Good Things Come In Small Packages!

Axus Décor 100% Merino Sheepskin Roller Sleeve Pile 14/02/2014

No More Grey Exteriors!

Axus Décor 100% Merino Sheepskin Roller Sleeve Pile Axus Décor 100 Percent Long Merino Sheepskin Roller Sleeve Pile Pebbledash is an external wall covering that was more popular in times gone by than it is today, although there is a more modern version called Spar that is used sometimes. The original type is in effect a coarse plaster made from gravel, lime, sand and cement, and historically contained pebbles or even shells in some cases. I actually love it, but the maintenance is a serious consideration which is why its popularity has declined, in fact it is now thought to devalue a property, as the time and cost necessary to maintain it is considerable. I have a small cottage in the Outer Hebrides close to the sea. This sea is ferocious at times, and winds that come from the South West batter the house especially in the winter months. It was built during the 1930s when Pebbledash was so popular, but houses being built on the islands now rarely use any form of Pebbledash as the maintenance issues are too great. Our summer holidays are spent painting the Pebbledash, and over the last fifteen years we have used a large brush which we use to stipple the paint onto the walls. This is necessary as the surface has many crevices, and it is necessary to push the paint onto the surface to cover all the areas completely. As you can imagine this is very tiring and slow, and it takes many days to complete a small area properly. We always use Dulux Weathershield, as you need to use good quality paint on these islands that will weather ...
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