Monday, 16 December 2013

My Rimmel Lip Liner collection video WITH demos :)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

November GlossyBox 2013: Wishlist Edition


So, it’s been a while since my last Glossybox* and first impressions are AMAZE! Thoroughly enjoying the newly improved Glossy mini mag and its matching product info card. A million miles better than the newspaper style paper pamphlet AND it still remains as informative as ever.

Now, lets get down to the nitty gritty- what’s actually inside the box?

 


Yves Rocher: Cocoa and Raspberry Moisturising Hand Cream (full size in box)
£1.95 for 75mls available at yves-rocher.com
Errrrr BARGAIN! A little goes a long way with this hand cream- I tend to be overzealous and squeeze out wayyyy to much. But, even when I do the product still sinks in beautifully and does not leave my hands feeling super slippery and greasy. AND the smell is sooo good- bit jel that other ladies got to sample the cocoa and pistachio ( I LOVE nutty scents!) but this is a firm desk drawer fave.

Elegant Touch Nail Polish Remover Pads
£2.03 for 20 pads available at eleganttouch.com
Not bad, not my fave method of nail varnish removal so I’m on the fence about this one. Hands down THE best removal method for ‘on the go’ is the Bourjois magic nail thingy ma-jiggy. Don’t get me wrong- it works fine, but it leaves your hands mega slimy and would need a good wash afterwards. On the plus side it contains vitamin E which should counteract the dryness induced by the acetone. J

Connock London Fragrance 
Single sample included, more details at https://www.connocklondon.co.uk
Who? Never heard of Connock fragrances- sample I got smells of granny. Bit peeved that other subscribers to the box have featured a B. complete long lasting nail polish, but the box is kindly sent to me for review so no complaints here. Although… if I was a paying subscriber and did my homework, read blog posts and saw that others got a full size nail polish it would grate on me. Agree? Too harsh?




Vichy Idealia Life Serum (3 samples in box)
£29.50 for 30mls available at boots.com
Now Vichy is a brand I like. I struggle to test serums to the max as I would ideally like to use them of an evening and unfortunately I have to use my acne treatment at night. It does feel good though! The look of it reminds me of MACs strobe liquid- it has the same pearlescent appeal which will give your skin an extra little something instantaneously. Does it make you appear younger, healthier and more rested like it claims? Not convinced, but I think it would take more than 3 little samples to prove the long term benefits.

Emite Make Up Micronized Eye Shadow- Nect
£16.80 for 1.48g available at emitemakeup.com
Hadn’t heard of Emite before this Glossy- so I took to Google to have a peruse. The brand looks very interesting- I wouldn’t say that this sample eye shadow shows off the brand to its full effect- the Swedish company contains some divine looking products made by artists for artists. The colour I received Nect will be perfect for highlighting which I do daily. Winner. 

What do you think of this months Glossy? Super pumped for some of their new bits coming in 2014. Check out twitter trend #glossyboxdinner and check out the latest goss from Bloggers like @Really Ree J

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Beauty News Flash: Gatineau is here!!!

Welcome to this evenings Beauty Flash News, with your host LizFish1!

Tonights main headline, and only headline, is the arrival of the GATINEAU Paris 4 Piece Age Benefit Youth and Beauty Collection on QVC.


Spa brand Gatineau is launching this weekend on QVC with an exciting beauty bonanza! The Gatineau 4 Piece Age Benefit Youth and Beauty Collection is featuring for the first time ever with their Luxurious Night Elixir in an amazing great value collection.


I just got my little furry mitts on Melatogenine Futur Plus Anti- Wrinkle Radiance Mask* earlier this week at the QVC SS14 event. Now this product is probably more suited to a mature skin, but I love it none the less! The Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen ingredients really help to bring a vitality and plumpness to my skin making me look well rested and baby smooth. I use it as an express- type treatment before heading out, just pop onto cleansed skin, including the eye contour for 10 mins and rinse! Et Voila! 





The luxury Gatineau 4 Piece Age Benefit Youth and Beauty Collection from the French skincare brand will appear in QVC’s Today’s Special Value where it will be available to purchase for around £65! The entire collection is regularly £263, which means a saving of almost £200. Don't you think this would be a perfect Christmas Gift for the lovely ladies in your life?! I think my mummy would LOVE it. :) 


Set includes: Luxurious Supersize of Night Elixir (30ml) - This is the first time ever QVC customers will be able to buy the Night Elixir in the Supersize. It Features Age Benefit technology, gen-control, fibro-repair and Calcilium as well as specific night-time active ingredients, marine extracts and biomimetic peptides. Laden with Age Benefit technology, fibro-repair and biometric peptides, this works through the night to help bring you a radiant complexion by dawn. Supersize Vitamina suractivee hand cream (400ml) This rich yet lightweight formula intensely moisturises hands and cuticles, and acts like a glove, forming a light, protective, conditioning film to help keep your skin soft and smooth. Special Size Age Benfit Moisturiser (30ml) helping to improve the texture of dry skin by promoting elasticity. Help your skin look smoother and more radiant with this duo from beauty experts Gatineau. Defi Lip Care (10ml) – this innovative and lightweight lip treatment leaves the lips enhanced, looking smooth, plump and intensely hydrated. Concentrated in plant actives, shea butter and lavender extract to moisturise and add comfort. Enriched with powerful Volulift technology to instantly add long lasting volume and a glossy shine.

Be sure to tune in for the TSV with MEGA savings on Sunday 1st December at 12am, 1am, 4am, 7am, 9am, 11am, 5pm, 9pm and 11pm.

To place an order for any of Gatineau's products use the following: t: 0800 504 030, Sky Channel 640, Freeview Channel 16, Virgin TV Channel 740, Freesat Channel 800, w: www.qvcuk.com/gatineau.
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Knee Deep in the Deadlift.

New In: Reebok Knee Socks

So, I know I don't tend to chat much about my fitness life, but honestly it is HUGEly important to me.  I have a great passion for working out- its makes me feel strong, healthy and empowers me.

I have always been active- I went to stage school from the age of three and growing up I ventured into Karate, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Athletics, Yoga- you name it I did it! 

But it wasn't until last year that I discovered Crossfit. When I first saw the Reebok commercials on UK tv, I said out loud to my Husband- "I wanna do THAT!". So we did :) We completed our fundamentals course at Crossfit Bold in Earlsfield and I have trained in a Crossfit way since then. My husband fell so in love with the sport that he is now a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and is the process of opening his own box. Awesome right?! 

Last week he visited the brand spanking new Reebok Fit Hub in Covent Garden and loved it.  He went along to chat to the Reebok team and I asked for him to fulfil one teeny tiny request. BUY ME 
LONG SOCKS. 


Why you ask? because bruised shins are not sexy. 


Reebok Knee Sock RRP £8.00

Product Code: Z73705

Bad ass Unisex Knee Socks.
I love a good fitness purchase! Being a #fblogger means that my desire to look fierce in the gym is essential. And why the hell not?! Gone are the days where women would rock up to workout in their boys baggy tee and faded leggings. I want to feel good in my clobber, and more importantly it needs to be functional. Reebok Crossfit gear is just that- its designs move with your body and the fabric and colour choices allow to get a good bead on and still look good :) Its a win, win situash!

Shoes: Reebok Nano 2.0s, Socks: Reebok Knee Socks Z63764, Tanned and Tones Pins: Models Own. 

Reebok Knee Sock Delta Mono Sock Feapur/Cripur RRP £8.00
If you want to rock Reebok Knee Sock you can pick them up here. But might I recommend you pick up a girly shade? The hubs has already sported my black/ red ones :( 

Team them with your fave Nanos and then #getlifting :)

The Sweater Weather Tag!




Thank you for watching my Sweater Weather Tag! I am SO sorry that part of my audio is out of sync slightly towards the end of this video- is has never happened to me before, but I ended up having to export to quicktime so the quality isn't as good as you guys are used to!

That being said- I hope you enjoy the sweater weather tag! I certainly enjoyed filming it!!! Here are the tag questions- 

1. Favorite candle scent?
2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
3. What's the best fall memory you have?
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 
5. Best fragrance for fall?
6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
8. Most worn sweater?
9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
12. Combat boots or Uggs?
13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
14. Favorite fall TV show?
15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

I tag-
Carly- youtube.com/carlyrowena
Emilie- youtube.com/emilieclarke

Twitter- twitter.com/lizfish1
Facebook- facebook.com/lizfish1blogs
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Caviar on Chiswick Park!


#NailsIncMiniSeries exclusive to QVC

QVC has just released an exciting, exclusive collection with cult British nail brand Nails Inc. The special edition duo* shown has been specifically created to celebrate QVC’s 20th Birthday! She looks good for her age don’t you think? Must be all the amazing products she uses ;)


Nail Inc Kensington Caviar Topcoat 
Nails Inc Chiswick Park
 The royal purple shade has been formulated to show off the shopping channels trademark colouring and comes with the classic Caviar Top Coat.

The Chiswick park polish consistency is dreamy- it almost reminds me of THE dairy milks purple because of the creamy/ opaque texture J *Mmm chocolate* (said in Homer Simpson voice!)
The Caviar top coat locks the purple polish into place and gives mirror like shine for days. The special edition duo is available exclusively on www.qvc.com

#NailsIncMiniSeries Item number 203310

Up close of Chiswick Park

Up Close of Kensington Caviar Top Coat
AND.. the piece de resistance!!

#NailsIncMiniSeries

At £20.50 I can’t think of a reason not to add this to your ever growing collection. Or is that just me?

Monday, 11 November 2013

Nano Technology!

Hair care just got scientific!!! 

Let me introduce you to my new hair care regime :) I love my long, brunette locks- but the truth is sometimes it can look dry and a tad unruly. My prayers were answered when this landed on my door step. The Nanokeratin System* is amaze balls. It smoothes, without straightening ( I actually enjoy my little kinky waves) and manages to give my hair incredible shine without weighing it down. 

It gently cleanses my hair, without stripping it of its natural gloss and I think this has a lot to do with the omitting of SLS (sodium laurel sulphate- most common foaming agent in all cosmetics). I'm not gonna lie, its hard to feel well and truly squeaky clean when the foaming action is non existent, but it really does work. I think we all need learn that stripped faces, bodies and hair does not mean healthy.

Queue the pictures :)
REvive, REhydrate and REvitalise

Add goo (aka hair mask) to hair ends, leave for up to 20 in a wrapped towel and rinse. 
Ingredients- Castor oil, Keramimic, (pure Keratin), Crosilk liquid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) flower extract

Ingredients- Melitane, Biotin Plus, Keramimic (pure Keratin), Crosild liquid, Hydrolyzed silk, Hydrolyzed collagen, Hydrolyzed elastin, Shea butter cetyl ester, Glycinn soja (soybean) protein,Chamomilla Recutitata (matricaria) flower extract
Ingredients- Melitane PS200, Biotin Plus, Keramimic (pure Keratin), Silk amino acids, Hydrorlyzed silk, Hydrolyzed collagen, Hydrolyzed elastin, Shea butter cetyl esters, Glycine soja (soybean) protein, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) flower extract
This hair care range has a HUGE industry following- hair care heroes like Daniel Calvin, Rush salons and Paul Edmonds all rave about the stuff and if that doesn't convince you to try it, I don't know what will. 

To find out where to purchase your NanoKeratin system and for even more info, head on over to www.nanokeratinsystem.com or check out there Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NanokeratinUK

Does your hair system have Nano technology? No, didn't think so.

October Beauty Favourites 2013!

Mid Week Drinks OOTN!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

It's a Sure thang!!

Mini, yet VERY Mighty!

Whipped my little hand-bag hero out for a good testing this week at my new Ashtanga Yoga class (AKA sweat fest)!!! As part of my #SureCompressed* beauty challenge I have been sporting the newly improved protection formula in Sure's cotton fresh deodorant/ antiperspirant.

This little guy packs a BIG punch- you get as much product in a teensy little compressed can as its bigger brother AND you smell better for longer. Buddha agrees. 


Sure* Compressed, the warrior of all deodorants. 75ml RRP £2.19 from all major stockists.
Organic Living Pumpkin Candle (TKMaxx), Sure* Compressed, Buddha.
I spritz my pits with the Cotton Dry scented deodz twice daily, once in the a.m. and once before sweating commences. I probably wouldn't even need to- but the compressed can is so easily transported in my Michael Kors that I go for. AND the scent is just right- not too offensive, I wouldn't want the scent to overpower the incense burning when I am doing my sun salutations :) #Om

I am loving my new beauty essential, it is perfect for women on the go. Sure definitely has not let me down; it really is a Sure thang. Can you count on your deodorant? Let me know in the comments below. 

Finally, a big thank you to Sure*, Mischief PR and The Engine Group for supporting me in my Beauty Challenge. I have loved every beautifully scented part of my Astanga course. Particular shout out to Hayley and Indigo for organising everything for me. LizFish1 xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Are you Sure?

Life's little essential goes micro!

There are a fare few beauty must haves on my list, but my top priority is feeling clean and fresh ALL DAY LONG! 

Sometimes I muster up a bit of a funk (shock horror!)... Us working girls have to pack a lot into our week and sometimes this means getting a little heated! I have decided that I need to be Sure I smell good 24/7, so I've teamed up with Sure to put their new Sure Compressed* to the test!

Sure Compressed* Ultra Dry in Cotton

Their new range is now HALF the size of their trusty original, and I want to find out whether the efficacy of the little guy is a big and powerful as its older brother. I am going to go straight from my desk to the yoga studio and hope that after 60 minutes of downward dogs and sun salutations, I remain cotton fresh. 

The new formulation works with your movement to provide you with 17% better dryness, PLUS because it's only mini sized I can pack this in my Prada for bursts of freshness throughout the day! 

Sure Compressed* RRP £2.19 in stores now 
Sounds good right??? Well be Sure to check back here on my blog to found it how I smell after my Yoga challenge!!

Liz x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Pin Curl Tutorial ~Inspired by Kate Middleton




Products Used-
Curl Pins x10 from Superdrug
Unite Hair 7 secs leave in conditioner
Bumble and Bumble surf Spray
Tresemme Hair Dryer
Butterfly clip to hold the sections
GHD original hair straighteners
Paddle Brush and teasing comb from Denmans
Elnett Satin and Fudge Skyscraper hair spray to finish!

Friday, 31 May 2013

Here, There, Errywhere

You Don't Know Where You're Going, Until You Know Where You've Been.

Sorry for my lack of posts of late. With the pox, new job and going on hols next week, little LizFish1 has been busy!!!

I have a haul video filmed, edited and ready to go- BUT it is 20 mins long. This means that it will take an age to upload (all HD baby!) and as I leave for Portugal at 3.30am (INSANE!) tomorrow morning and am out ce soir this may not be poss.

I will however promise to take many a pic (when I am clothed, NO beach shots!) of the fam and I in the glorious Algarve and possible try to convince my bro to do 'The Sibling Tag'. He is unfortunately younger and cooler than me, so he may not agree- but I will lay the pressure on thick.

Also I have tweeted and such like that I have a new job which I am loving so far- the new team are lovely and I can't wait to get stuck in! This does however mean I am quite exhausted of an evening and coinciding that with trying to put the time in at the gym to lose my 'chicken pox induced fluff' AND the fact I am trying to organise a wedding in four months has been proving tricky.

I do promise normal scheduling will resume soon- Pinky Swear.

Hope you all had a great May, isn't the year flying by? Are you holidaying anywhere soon?

Liz xxx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Birthday GlossyBox!!!

'Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to ya, Happy Birthday to yaaaaaaa'


Little Miss GlossyBox turned into a right stroppy toddler on May 10th... NOT! I honestly want to wish all of the Glossy Girls a very happy second birthday, thank you so much for supporting me as a blogger for the past two years- the arrivals of your beautifully colored boxes* over the past year has been a joy to unwrap!

Birthdays also equal presents, so lets get into the good stuff. 

Happy Birthday Glossies!

L-R La Roche- Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Dry Touch Gel- Cream, Stone Beauty Body Lotion, Headline Colors Poolside Party Nail Varnish, BM Beauty Prime & Create mixing medium and Jelly POng POng Fairy Lashes Mascara)

Great wand close up!

Right up my street- can't wait to test this in the Portugal heat in June!

Top of the Box LA ROCHE- POSAY 50+ Anthelios XL 50+ Dry Touch Gel- Cream.

I have to admit that I am not the best sun protection wearer. I do understand that sun beds and repeated burning of your skin is sinful, but and its a big BUT- everyone is so SUN SCARED at the moment, that people are becoming seriously Vitamin D deficient. 

So much so, that I take Vitamin D3 daily and have the odd sun bed in the winter months. More and more of us are now working indoors- sometimes with no windows (ME!) and only getting some rays on our annual weekly holiday abroad (ALSO ME!). I totes agree that sun damage is not hot, but I do encourage people to be sun safe. Catch some rays, stay hydrated, don't burn and enjoy it!!!

That being said- I have particularly sensitive 'face skin' (good use of the english language liz!) at the mo due to being infested with chicken pox, so I do wanna enter the sun carefully for my first rays of 2013 when I hit the beautiful Portugese Algarve in June. What I am trying to say is, I may give this a good road test :)

Do you wear sunscreen daily? Is your Birthday coming up? What was your Top of the Box this month? Let me know in the comments below. 

Don't forget to follow the Glossies on all of their social media sites are these are running a particularly high amount of comps at the moment to celebrate their birthday! Glossy tweets, facebook, instagram and pinterest.

Liz xxx