Saturday, 24 September 2011

Hospitals and Hauling

Hi Guys
I didn't plan to do a haul post before my holidays but I managed to haul without actually spending any money, more on that later though ;)
Yesterday my mum had a hospital appointment to see her surgeon about her knee replacement, it went pretty much as we expected and she's been given the go ahead to have her operation in January, the only problem is it won't be at any of our local hospitals, it will probably be in Bishop Auckland which is about 20-30 miles away! It's still in the same county but it will take some getting to for visiting, two buses + not good! Never mind as my mums says we'll cross those bridges when we come to them.
After sticking it out in the hospital for a few hours, we then headed off to Tesco's - we only wanted a few bits to last us the weekend but of course Louise had a ulterior motive, this particular stores sells Vivo cosmetics. If you read my review the other day you'll now that I wanted a few more bits, well Mummy Lou kindly got me a few bits using the words if you get it now you won't get it when we're away, hmm anyways I got a few things including two of the Baked Blushers:
Rouge Shimmer

and Peaches and Cream

I also got two of the pearl eyeshadows - Golden Leaf and Pale Gold

one of the lipsticks in Barely There

and one of the baked eyeshadow and blush palettes in Chocolate Box

I haven't got time to review these bits before I go on holiday but I will definitely do some reviews and swatches when I get back. I have to say though my first impressions are good, oh and if you enter my giveaway, I also got some Vivo cosmetics to add to the prize pile so don't forget to check it out x
As well as the hospital and Tescos, I also visited a few Boots stores on the hunt for the 17 Magnetized Nail Polish - can I hell find it? the assistants had no idea what I was talking about - total fail! Never mind I saw the make up was on 3 for 2 so I had a little guilt free splurge, guilt free because I used my advantage card point to pay :) I got 2 nail polishes from the new 17 collection A Woman Scorned - on the left - Revenge, and on the right - Fury

I can't wait to try these out it looks like I'll have to wait till I get back from my hols unless I change my polish everyday for the next 5 days though lol
As it was 3 for 2 I also picked something else up one of the Rimmel lipsticks from the Kate collection

Created by or inspired by Ms Moss, the one I went for was 03 which is the nude in the line.

Did I need another nude lipstick, definitely not did I want it yeah why not especially since I couldn't find anything else I wanted - I really wanted Revlon Facets of Fuchsia nail polish but my little Boots doesn't do Revlon anymore boooo. So that was my Friday, plans for this weekend tidying up a bit, finishing my packing, and posting and scheduling a few blog posts. Hope you all have a nice weekend and I'll try and pop a little review up for you tomorrow x Any questions please leave me a comment x


  1. Hope everything goes well with your mum's knee replacement, my mum had her hip done a few years ago and it was a four-hour round trip to visit her in the hospital, nightmare!
    I'm loving the look of all the Vivo bits and pieces, need to get myself to Tesco I think...


  2. Thanks lovely she has already had 2 hips and her left knee done but at a hospital which was easier to get to - never mind we'll manage - definitely try and pick some Vivo up its really good for the price

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  4. Hope I'll be able to see the review
    :) ♥

  5. Do you ever review PR items that you don't like or would choose not to recommend? Its much more reliable to have a mix of opinions when it comes to PR freebies, liking everything you're sent for free isn't exactly consumer positive...

  6. @Eve - a haul and personal post is a strange place to leave you comment -I'm not 100% sure how to take your comment if its meant as a criticism or your questioning how ethical a blogger I am I can rest assure you I give a complet honest reviews of all products I am sent and if you read all of my blog you will know that I don't give rave reviews to everything I am sent or everything that I buy myself. I am not going to lie and say I like something when I don't or vice versa just to provide mixed opinions surely being honest is more consumer positive.I advise you read all of my blog and read my disclaimer

  7. Strange comment you got there... on a haul post where you bought everything yourself.. bit odd to be asking about PR samples..

  8. LOL yeah a tad misplaced me thinks ;)

  9. My bad for commenting incorrectly ;)

    However I *have* read your thanks, and to me it seemed that anything and everything that was sent free was given a fantastic review, hence my comment.

    Good to know you take constructive critism so well though...

  10. @Marika x thanks lovely I should be up a week or so after I get back from my holidays x

  11. @Eve - no worries - maybe I am more subtle than some people are with negativity - in a lot of recent pr sample reviews ie Liz Earle Skin Tint, Batiste XXL I've given the positives but at the same time I've explained why the products maybe don't work for me - I'm a firm believer in just because something doesn't work for me then it might work for you. Thats the thing about beauty products we all have different skin tones and type hair etc so it can be hard to give an all encompassing review. I've been quite lucky with pr, a good pr picks blogers who are relevant to the products they have so you tend to get things to suit you, or your hair or skin. Then there are my reviews for My Pure, where you can pick the samples you want to be sent so you chose things that you would use or suit you, that can still backfire though the Alva tinted moisturiser didn't work on me at all :( Basically it's a minefield but I just try to be as honest as I can if your not you get caught out pretty quickly not only by readers, but also by prs and fellow bloggers
    Hope this sets your mind at rest and thanks for reading


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