Friday, 23 December 2011

Feel Unique December 2011


I have actually had this box for a while but only just got round to posting about it, christmas has totally sidetracked me from my blog (sorry!) but i just LOVE everything about christmas.

I was expecting great things from all the beauty boxes this month, being christmas and all and Feel Unique certainly hasn't disappointed me. I can't compare it to other boxes yet though, as i STILL haven't got my hands on my Glossybox and my Carmine box hasn't arrived yet either, le sigh!

Living Nature Skincare Samples x3
A cleanser, toning gel and day cream sample, nice little extra but honestly, the size of the samples aren't enough to sway me into purchasing, there is no way you can 'road test' these with one use. 

Clarisonic Gentle hydro Cleanser
I was excited to see this brand in my box, it smells really nice and leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth. I have almost used up the whole tube and will definitely be looking into making a purchase once it's all gone.

Figs and Rouge Sweet Geranium 100% Organic Balm
A multi-use balm that can be used on just about anything from dry skin to chapped lips, perfect for these colder months! It smells very 'organic' which i'm not sure if i like or dislike? The texture is a little oily but nothing too bad to not use it. Popped this in my mums christmas bag (she loves lip balms etc!) so i can't comment on how well it works at the moment.

Nails Inc Nail Polish in 'Oxford Circus'
Very happy to find a Nails Inc polish in my box this month,although it is a super mini version! It applies really well and it isn't streaky, but is it just me who thinks baby pink is an odd colour to call 'Oxford Circus'?!

Annick Goutal Mandragore Eau de Toilette
Now, you all will know i HATE receiving perfume samples in beauty boxes, mainly because they are tiny, cheap ones that you can usually get for free if you really wanted them. However, Feel Unique have certainly upped their game by sending a 25ml miniature bottle of this lovely wintery scent. I don't particularly love the smell but i don't dislike it either. I have actually wrapped this up (not that it needed to be since it comes in a lovely gift bag!) and put it i with my Grandmas presents.

TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixations Sugar Dust
A 'hair dust' that will absorb oils, add volume and texture. Great product but it is practically the same as the Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder that came in the last Feel Unique Box which is a little disappointing.


Feel Unique is definitely one of my favourite beauty boxes, it always has products that i will use and am excited to find, not to mention it's the cheapest of the boxes i receive, so worth the money!


Char
xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Whats In My Everyday Makeup Bag?


I was pondering over a few post ideas i had today and realised i have never done an everyday makeup post.
As you probably have all noticed, i like to keep my make up super plain and simple and i rarely switch anything up other than blushes and lipsticks. 
On a morning i tend to grab my little make up bag full of these goodies and get to work.

Base
Monu Revitalising Moisturiser 
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer- Light 02
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation- 53
E.L.F Mineral Foundation- Warm
E.L.F HD Powder

Face
Sleek Contour Kit- Medium
MAC Mineralize Blush- Giggly

Eyes
HD Brows- Foxy
L'Oreal Carbon Gloss Super Liner
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara- Black

Lips
MAC Lipstick- Creme Cup

Char
xxx

Nails of the day- Christmas twinkle


Revlon- Emerald City
E.L.F- Golden Goddess 

I actually really like this combo, looks christmassy without going over the top drawing santa and/or snowmen all over your nails (not that i'm against elaborate nail art, as you all know!).
I picked up the Revlon polish along with a few others in no other than my local Poundland! (Small haul to come?!) I was over the moon when i found them. This forest green colour is slightly metallic and has a lovely matte finish which i am really into at the moment.

 What are you currently wearing on your nails, anything fun and festive?

Char
xxx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNER- Kaylaivelisse



Thanks to everybody for entering, i'm glad you all love the jewellery as much as i do!
Now, onto the fun part.

The winner is...
*insert drum roll here*

Laura from
Choux pastry hearts

Congratulations!

I will be emailing you straight away with more info.

Has anybody loved this jewellery so much they have popped a few items on their christmas list?

Char
xxx

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christmas Gift Guide- Music Lovers

Christmas is my favourite time of year, i love everything about it! The decorations, the smell of the christmas tree and even those cold winter evenings looking for last minute christmas gifts, i love it all.
As much as i love giving presents, thinking of the perfect gifts for people can be pretty difficult so, to try and help inspire you all, i thought i would put together a few ideas i have for presents this christmas time.
To make things easier, i will be doing a few short and sweet 'themed' posts, this one obviously being for all those music lovers out there.

Practically everybody likes music, (In fact i've NEVER met anybody who doesn't!) so if your completely at a loss for a gift for a certain somebody, something music related is often the way to go.

The most obvious thing to go for is an something to play music on, there are tonnes of choices but personally i would go for an IPod touch (Pictured above), these come in black or white and start at £169 and go up to a whopping £329!



If your budget is tight and let's face it, who's isn't right now? Why not go and pick up a CD, you can never go wrong with  CD! (unless, of course, you buy your Gran the latest album from Eminem!)
I certainly wouldn't be disappointed to find any of these in my christmas stocking:
Jessie J- Who you are
Amy Winehouse- Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Drake- Take Care
Rihanna Talk That Talk

Want to be a little bit different? Gig tickets are great to receive and although some can be quite pricey, try looking out for smaller artists/bands playing at smaller venues as these tend to be the best gigs to attend while also being a bit easier on your bank balance. 
I also found this quite little sketchbook made from an old vinyl on NotOnTheHighStreet.com, super cool for collecting autographs!


Finally, if your looking for something cute and quirky these crochet headphones are sure to be a hit.
I found these on the Late To The Revolution Etsy store and fell in love. They come in any colour you can imagine and are even available in cute little animal ears. They are adjustable and really comfy to wear (i usually hate wearing headphones!), not to mention, keep your ears nice and warm in the cooler weather!
I don't know about you, but i would much rather rock these than any other boring standard headphones and at £25 these are a great buy. 

So these are just a few of my ideas, do you have any music mad relatives or friends? What will you be getting them this christmas?

What would you like the theme of the next 'Christmas Gift Guide' to be?!

Char
xxx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Etsy Shop Review and GIVEAWAY- Kaylaivelisse



 I was recently browsing Etsy and i stumbled across a shop called Kaylaivelisse i was drawn in by the statement jewellery she stocked so she was kind enough to send me a few of her products to share on my blog.

First off, i have to say i ADORE everything she sent me and have actually worn everything a few times already (and received a few compliments on my new pieces too!)
 The style of her products are totally up my street, simple but with an edge. They are so easy to wear on a daily basis and spice up a boring outfit.

Apart from the obvious (how lovely the pieces are!) the main thing that drew me into looking at her shop was the prices.
 I have searched high and low for  items like these but everything i have found before had ridiculous price tags, £5+ for a pair of cross earrings, i think not! These from Kaylaivelisse however start at just over £2.50 for earrings and just over £4.50 for ear cuffs. Those are Primark prices, right there!

My absolute favourite pieces are the amazing turquoise cross studs, the feather ear cuff and the fabulous pair of spike drop earrings.

Kaylaivelisse is situated in Florida, however shipping took a mere 3 days, i was amazed at how quickly they arrived. (there is nothing worse than waiting forever to get something, right?!)
Overall i love my experience with this store, so much so that i would like to do a giveaway!

All you have to do to enter is:

1- Be a follower of my blog

2- Comment below with the item you would like to win from Kaylaivelisse along with a way to contact you (Blog link or email address)

If you want like to gain extra entries to the giveaway:

1- Follow me on twitter @peach_fizzz

2- Tweet 'I've just entered a @peach_fizzz blog #Giveaway at http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/ #BBloggers'  

 This giveaway will close in a weeks time, Friday 9th December has been extended until Sunday 11th December and the winner will be picked at random.

Good luck!

Char
xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nails of the day- Floral


Models Own- Lemon Meringue
Leighton Denny- Babydoll
Essie- Cute As A Button
Barry M- Mint Green
Models Own- Pearly Queen

First of all, i'm super sorry for the lack of posting recently, i've had a week full of unwanted and unexpected drama so haven't had the time.
Here is a quick post of my nails at the moment,
I really like this design, it's easy to do but, oh my word, it seemed to take forever!
 I also shaped them a little different this time, what do you think, like or dislike?

Char
xxx