Friday, 23 March 2012

L'Occitane Shea Delight TSV - Sunday 25th March 2012

This flyer landed on my doormat this morning, so I thought I'd share it with you and blog from the train. Look at me multi-tasking!

The TSV collection includes the limited edition Shea products, starting with Cocoa Flower. I actually have that sent sat on my desk at work. It's a really lovely clean scent.

If you purchase on Sunday you will receive:
* Cocoa Flower hand cream
* Cocoa Flower lip balm
* Two supersize L'Occitane products (I'd hazard a guess that one of these will be shower gel - mainly as its on the front of the flyer! Which I am simultaneously delighted and annoyed about as I'm trying not to purchase bath/body products. Can I allow myself this? I'd be buying hand cream though the year anyway... The shower gel would be a very welcome freebie. Hmmm will have to think on that!)
* Full size collectors edition of Shea Butter hand cream (my favourite!)

The 5 piece Shea Delight TSV also happens to be on QVC Auto Delivery and this excites me greatly, as every 90 days a new box of goodies will arrive. So you'll start with Cocoa Flower, then move onto Hibiscus Flower in June. September will bring Desert Rose to your doorstep and then classic Shea Butter for Winter. Divine!

Question is, should I be strict on myself and avoid a purchase?! Answers on a postcard please...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

QVC Step into Spring

I love QVC.  This is not news to anyone! So I thought I'd let you know about the fabulous Step into Spring Easy-Pay offers they have on at the moment.  Of course there is the Nails Inc TSV so if you are lusting after new magnetic polishes, may be this is one to look at.  And you ultimately know it's the beauty offers that excite me,  however they do have a range of other products on 3 Easy-Pay's for this special event.  

I'm not in the market for purchases at present as pay day is a little way off, but thought this information may be useful to someone.  Let me know what you purchase, so I can live vicariously through you! 

Happy Shopping!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Sephora Lash Stash

Yet another Sephora/Las Vegas purchase that I am only just getting round to mention.  The Boy purchased the Sephora Lash Stash for me as a Christmas present.  This is one of the main reasons why I will not be purchasing mascara during 2012, or 2013 at this rate!

 I'm not sure if I even ended up posting about my beauty goals for the year, but they were to not purchase mascara, bath or body products during 2012 and to aim to shop my stash more and continue to work my way though the products I already have.  We're half way through March and I haven't faltered...yet!

Anyway, I digress.  I really wish someone would bring out these kind of sets for the UK market.  I love the idea that you get to try a range of products as miniatures, although this set does contain 2 full size mascara's.  And then you feel a little more informed when you need to make a mascara purchase.

The packaging of the set it super cute and it certainly makes a really nice gift.  I know I picked this out myself, but I do think The Boy would have probably opted for something like this if left to his own devices.  I think the order and organisation pleases his mind and he is a big fan of options.  I've never really been obsessed with mascara, but for some reason at the moment - I seem to have accumulated a tonne to try out!  Not least because of this set. I think I'd better get cracking...

This set contains: 

  • Clinique Take The Day Off
  • FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara in black
  • Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black
  • Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in black
  • Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara in black
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash in black
  • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in black
  • Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in black
  • Too Faced LashGasm in black
  • Stila Full-Size Forever Your Curl Mascara in black
  • Sephora Collection Full-Size Advanced Lash Booster in black

I think I'll give mini reviews on these mascara's as and when I finish them.  Unless I find something ground breaking to report back on!   Has anyone tried any of these mascara's?  Which one should I try first? Hmmmm, decisions decisions!

Sneak peek: TSV from Nails Inc on 21st March 2012

Quick heads up, if you are interested in Nails Inc.  Wednesday 21st March heralds yet another TSV for the British nail company.  Have to say, I'm not bowled away by this one.  I'm not a massive magnetic fan and the colours are a bit 'meh' for my liking.  Still, I'm sure it's someone's cup of tea (or coffee in my case).

Will you be purchasing?

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Spotted: Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadow

I spotted them in Superdrug
on Thursday! Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows are here and in Superdrug, they were on 3 for 2.

I picked up Permanent Taupe (40), On and On Bronze (35) and Immortal Charcoal (55).

I haven't used them just yet so I don't have an opinion on how they wear etc. But I am looking forward to trying them out. Anyone else got their mitts on them yet??

bareMinerals 6 Piece Return to Radiance Collection TSV

(Image borrowed from )

I hopped onto QVCUK last night and bought the bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals TSV.  At 12:20 am 3,500 people had already purchased! Wow-wee!

The kit costs £39.96 and contains: (again, borrowed from

  • 1 x New Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer (30ml) 
  • 1 x Original SPF 15 Foundation (8g)
  • 1 x Well-Rested Multi-Tasking Concealer SPF 20 (0.75g)
  • 1 x New Prime Time Primer Shadow in Nude Glow (champagne shimmer; 3ml)
  • 1 x Natural Lipgloss in Starfruit (golden pink nectar; 4.2ml)
    1 x Pure Transformation Night Treatment (2g)
  • 1 x Flawless Application Face Brush1 x Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush 

I didn't really need a new foundation or brushes.  I have back up's of those.  But I really wanted to try the new Night Treatment, Prime Time and Prime Time Primer Shadow.  I've gone with the 3 Easy-Pay option - so if I am less than bowled over by the 3 products I've mentioned, back it goes. 

 I seriously love QVC for this.  I feel really confident that I can try something and if it's not working for me, I send it back.  I've noticed on YouTube that Americans can return cosmetics to Sephora, Ulta, Target and the likes. Last year tried to exchange an unopened foundation that was the entirely wrong shade to Boots (Note to self: don't buy things in a hurry!), and I wasn't allowed to exchange or return it. Boooo!

I'll certainly report back further, when my TSV arrives.  Hope everyone is having a fun weekend?

Friday, 16 March 2012

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LORAC: Close Up Face Tutorial

Mooching through my beauty goodies this weekend, I realised there are still a lot of gorgeous products that I picked up from Las Vegas that I haven't even used, let alone blogged about.  This Lorac kit is one such item.  

 I'd heard a lot about Lorac and was particularly interested in the kit after watching LisaLisaD1 video (see below), but hadn't got round to trying any products.  I picked this kit for $39 from Sephora.

In the Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet, you get:
  • Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar
  • Front Of The Line Pro in Black
  • Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black
  • Blush in Soul
  • Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter
  • Tutorial Look Book

So far, I've used everything but the mascara and I am really impressed!  The eye shadow trio is gorgeous, so creamy and pigmented.  Soul blush is the perfect dusty rose shade for when you don't know what to wear.  And Lisa was right, it doesn't look it, but it's seriously pigmented - so a light hand is essential! 

The surprise hit for me was the Front of the Line eyeliner. It's perfect!  I'll be honest, I'm crap at eyeliner.  I'd love to be able to draw the perfect cat eye flick, but I just seem to balls it up every single time. This liner seems to help me draw a neat, precise line - even if I can't manage a flick.  It still provides depth and definition to my eyes. I love it!

Anyone else tried LORAC?  I think I've just become a fan!

Friday, 9 March 2012

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain - New Additions

The Boy decided to treat me to a few make up goodies, so naturally I went back to YSL and purchased some more Glossy Stains.  I'm a bit annoyed that I waited ages to pick mine up from Selfridges in London and now they have launched everywhere!! Hurumph!! 

So I went with No 4 (Mauve Pigmente) and 14 (Fuchisa Dore)

No4 and No14 with flash

No4 and No14 without flash

Exciting news was that YSL was on gift with purchase at Debenhams, so I was given this lovely little patent leather make up bag.  The YSL SA said I could use it as a clutch, but I'm not sure I would do that.  But it wasn't just a cute bag, no no no. There were some YSL goodies to try.

Inside the little bag was a full size waterproof eye-liner (black) and sharpener.  A sample of the Shocking volume mascara (black), Top Secrets eye make up remover, monogrammed mirror and a mini Rouge Pur Couture lipstick.

How cute is this and what a great colour?  I'm really pleased with my Glossy Stains and I'm looking forward to trying out a few other products from the YSL range.

Any further YSL recommendations for me?? 

Thursday, 8 March 2012


You will have probably seen this on a million blogs already, but I'd still like to fly the flag on Obsessive Cosmetics Disorder.  As you know, we use Blogger to host our blog.  However, I've noticed that some of my favourite bloggers have been disappearing from my GFC feed - and now I know the reason why!

I wont bore you with more of my inane ramblings this evening. But I do suggest you pop on over to where the lovely Charlotte can explain the situation more eloquently than I am able to. 

Right, going to have to love you and leave you.  I'm getting settled ready to start Blue Bloods.  Exciting!

Have a nice evening!

Random Ramblings

Just a few things I want to update you on. I bought the new Bourjois 'Flower Perfection' foundation on Monday. I'm running low on ColorStay and I was researching the alternatives. This popped onto my radar.  Currently retailing for £10.95 in Boots, or 2 selected Bourjois products (including the foundation) for £13.  So I took a bit of a gamble.

 I've used it twice so far and I really like it! Its a full coverage, skin perfecting foundation that claims to last 16hours. I can't speak to that at the moment, but I have been really impressed by it.  I've been applying with a Real Techniques buffing brush and so far - I like...

Obviously, given that Boots has already sold out of Revlon Lip Butter's on-line - I think they may be a little bit popular with the British public!  Anyway, I thought I would finally share my one and only (for now!) Lip Butter with you.   I got Crème Brulee from CVS during my Las Vegas trip.  It wouldn't have ordinarily been a colour I would gravitate towards, as I'm not great at carrying off a nude lip.  However, this is more of a peachy tone.  It doesn't really give much colour, but that is kind of why I like it.  I pretty much want them all.  However, I've been to both Boots and Superdrug today, to no avail.  Booo hisssss!

Finally, I bought a few of the L'Oreal Caresse Sheer Lipsticks in 06 - Aphrodite Scarlet, 101 - Tempting Lilac and 401 - Rebel Red (£7.95).  I kind of see these as a Lip Butter/Rouge Coco Shine alternative.  I haven't tried them out yet, but I liked the feel and pigmentation when I swatched in store.  L'Oreal products are currently on 3 for 2 in Boots and Superdrug.

(L-R) 06 - Aphrodite Scarlet, 101 - Tempting Lilac and 401 - Rebel Red.

Has anyone managed to get their mitts on a Revlon Lip Butter?? My search continues!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

NOTD: Nails Inc Baker Street

Baker Street came from the Nails Inc Valentine's TSV and no matter what I do I cannot manage to get this to photograph this right.  In natural light (above) it looks a little dull and in the picture with flash (below) it doesn't appear to be a bright enough.  The flash seems to wash out all that gorgeous cobalt colour. 

 I guess the only thing I can say,  is that I love it and have enjoyed wearing it.  I wear a lot of black, so it has been a huge focal point for me.  I've also had a lot of people commenting on the colour, even some of the boys from work! So it must have packed a punch, for them to notice!  I can definitely see myself wearing this all year round.

Never fear, if you missed the TSV you can now purchase Baker Street direct from Nails Inc for £11.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Nails Inc Valentine's TSV

Better late than never.  I thought I'd show you the Nails Inc Valentines TSV.  7 little beauties all ready and raring to go.  The collection included:

Belgrave Mews - forest green shot with gold shimmer
Baker Street- cobalt blue
Cadogan Place - muted mushroom
Royal Mews  - holographic silver
Wilton Row  -  plum
Mayfair Mews-  neon coral
Piccadilly Arcade-  bright baby pink

Belgrave Mews and Baker Street

Piccadilly Arcade and Mayfair Mews

Wilton Row

Cadogan Place and Royal Mews

Look at how pretty Royal Mews is?! Beautiful!! 

So here are my 3 faves of the collection. Royal Mews (As you know, I'm a sucker for anything holographic), Baker Street  (Of course!) and Belgrave Mews (you can see the gold shimmer best in this picture).  I didn't think that Belgrave Mews would captivate me as much as it did, but it really is so pretty and unique. 

QVC March 2012 Beauty TSV's

Wednesday 7th March - Lulu Time Bomb
Saturday 17th March - bareMinerals
Wednesday 21st March - Nails Inc
Sunday 25th March - Love Beauty with Alison Young
Tuesday 27th March - New CID Cosmetics
Saturday 31st March - In the Salon with Gatineau

Happy Shopping!!


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