Monday, 13 May 2013

Happy Birthday Bourjois! #bourjois150 Join us for a party and prizes!

Hi girls! If you haven't heard the big news, this year the very fabulous Bourjois is celebrating it's 150th birthday! 
Happy Birthday Bourjois!
The feminine, French beauty brand is celebrating 150 years of beauty brilliance by partying on twitter and if you join in the celebrations on Sunday you could win a party bag full of their hero products! We're giving one away every five minutes during our twitter party, there are lots of chances to win!

Here is your invite to the Twitter party, just follow myself - @maysmooch, my fellow party hostess @reallyree and @bourjois_uk and join in with the hashtag #bourjois150 on Sunday at 7. We'll be giving away a goodie bag every 5 minutes for an hour to the best tweets! See here for all the Ts&Cs.

I'm so happy to be celebrating 150 years of Bourjois, I have been using their pretty products since my school days, first falling in love with their Little Round Pot blush and lately I've been obsessing about their gorgeous, new cream blushes, £7.99 which are so beautiful, blend like a dream and have the same rose scent as the original powders!

If you've never joined in one of our Twitter parties before do join in on Sunday, you're definitely in for a treat, anyone and everyone can join in the fun! I can't wait to tweet you all, don't forget to use the hashtag #bourjois150 to join the party with Ree and myself!


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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Nails Inc - Shorditch Lane Leather Effect Polish

Hi girls! I recently went to visit the lovely ladies at the Debenhams Beauty Hall in Meadowhall, Sheffield. I had so much fun and have lots to share with you from my day and I'm starting with my amazing mani by lovely Cara at the Nails Inc nail bar.

I'm wearing two coats of Shorditch Lane Leather Effect polish over three coats of Biogel. This paint job lasted for well over two weeks and still looked flawless when I removed it! (I had to purchase a bottle of Shorditch Lane for myself, I love the leather look!)

If you're local to Meadowhall you need to go and see Cara for your next manicure, she's fab! You can contact the Nails Inc nail bar at Meadowhall on 01142568591 to get yourself booked in!

While I was having my nails done I was admiring all the gorgeous images of the face of Nails Inc, Poppy Delevingne who not only has fab nails but fab hair too which is the handiwork of our mutual colourist Jack Howard, here are the results of my latest adventures in Balayage!

For all the info you need on balayage and Jack, visit my dedicated balayage page!


Sunday, 28 April 2013

#bootsgiveitago Twitter Party - The Highlights

Hi girls! I hope you're all having a fab weekend! A couple of weeks ago I trotted down to London to visit Boots and host my third Twitter party with my fave girl Ree of
Huge thanks to everyone that got involved and help us achieve yet another trending topic, we had so much fun!
In case you missed it or you wanted to review all the amazing hair tips and trends, here's the story of our twitter party!
May x

Friday, 12 April 2013

#bootsgiveitago Twitter Party - Everything you need to know!

Hi girls!

I hope you're as excited as I am for our twitter party this afternoon! Just follow myself @maysmooch and @reallyree and join in with #bootsgiveitago from 1pm today we have lots of prizes to give away! All the details are in my last post here's all the T's and C's just in case you had any more questions!

#bootsgiveitago Twitter party Terms and Conditions
  • This #bootsgiveitago Twitter Party give-away is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  • It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of the Promoter, its associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies and agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
  • Participants must be 18 years or over
  • Everyone who uses the hashtag #bootsgiveitago will automatically be entered into the draw to win
  • All winners will have used the hashtag #bootsgiveitago with either a great hair tip, or an insight into a Spring/Summer trend.
  • All winners must be following either @ReallyRee or @MaySmooch
  • It is a condition of entry that all postings are subject to the terms and conditions.
  • Submission of a posting will be taken to mean acceptance of the above rules and terms and conditions
  • You can open a FREE twitter account here:
  • All entries must take place between 13:00 and 14:00 on Friday 12 th April
  • Winners will be notified via DM to the Twitter account they used for the party. They have 48 hours to respond and claim their goodie bag after being notified, after which time the goodie bag will be considered unclaimed and will be re-assigned using a random selection method
  • The Promoter may vary or amend the promotion at its absolute discretion
  • The Promoters accept no responsibility for technical difficulties which may result in Tweets not appearing in the Twitter stream as viewed via and therefore not eligible
  • The Promoter is Boots UK Limited. Registered office: Nottingham NG2 3A
  • Tweets with the Party hashtag(s) may be used in promotional materials for Boots, used on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and other social media platforms. Participation will be taken as agreement for use of material in this way
  • Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of a gift impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof
Tweet you all at 1! Super-Exciting!


Monday, 8 April 2013

#BootsGiveItAGo Twitter Party! - Friday 12th April 1pm!

Hi girls! As you might know, me and my blogging bestie Ree of love a good twitter party! Everyone's always asking us when we'll be hosting the next one so I'm really happy to announce we'll be getting together with Boots on Friday 12th April at 1pm to chat about Spring/Summer hair styles and hopefully you'll all be inspired to "give it a go"! 

Fun times with my girl!
The party will be all about tips and trends and the fab Mark Hill (@markhillhair) and Mark Coates (@Mark_Coates_) from Bumble and Bumble will be joining us to give their valuable expert advice!

As usual we'll be giving away fab goodie bags on the day which are full of hair and makeup goodies! So don't forget to join us on Friday! All you have to do is follow myself (@maysmooch) and gorgeous Ree (@reallyree) on twitter and join in with the hashtag #bootsgiveitago to get involved, pick up some new ideas and top tips and be in the draw to win some fab prizes! Me and Ree love all things hair so we absolutely can't wait!

Join us if you fancy winning a goodie bag of lovely treats!

Looking forward to tweeting you all then!


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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Skincare Diaries - February Favourites

Hi girls! As a skincare consultant I love my skincare posts and I couldn't wait to do this one for you! I've been trying so much skinare over the past few weeks and I've discovered some real gems, here is the cream of the crop!

As you may know Superfacialist by Una Brennan is rocking my world right now and at the moment I'm loving her Rose Hydrate pre-cleanse oil, £14.99 and Calming Creamy Cleanser £7.99 from Boots

I use a few drops of heavenly scented pre-cleanse oil to loosen makeup before cleansing with the creamy cleanser which, when used with a face cloth is a very similar style cleanser to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is a firm favourite of mine.

Insititut Time Cream comes with a price tag of around £60 but it wouldn't be on this page if I didn't think it was worth every penny. The first time I used this cream I announced I felt like my skin had been kissed by an angel (isn't that what everyone wants from a day cream?)

I've only been using this for a couple of weeks now but I couldn't wait to tell you about it, my skin is already brighter, softer, and has a hard to explain healthy glow which I haven't really ever had. I've had lots of compliments on my skin and have been wearing less and less foundation which is unheard of for me! On offer at £55.35 from BeautyBay.

I'm wearing Espa Essential Cleansing Mask, £27.50 House of Fraser, right now! This is a luxury clay mask which works. I get rather oily at certain times of the month and I apply this to the areas where I suffer from shine and this helps to balance the skin out again.

I've only just started using Stri-Vectin products, this Retexturising Scrub, £25 Selfrdiges, is one of the best scrubs I have ever used! It's fine exfoliating particles buff and polish away dry skin and leave my skin looking ridiculously bright and even-toned. I was amazed to see results after only a few uses. Fantastic product!

That concludes my skincare loves for this month and I'm already testing products for next month's post! Hope you enjoyed!


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Sunday, 3 February 2013

New CID Cosmetics - The Bodyguard Collection

Hi girls! I'm obsessed with New CID Cosmetics so I was super-excited to pop down to London this week to see The Bodyguard at the Adelphi with official makeup sponsors New CID Cosmetics and experience their new limited edition collection inspired by the fab musical!

Fab packaging and gorge products, perfect! The products and names are inspired by the story of Rachel Marron in the production.

New CID Cosmetics i-colour cream eyeshadows are my absolute faves. This collection contains 3 limited edition shades,

Melody, Diva and Spotlight
 Melody is a smokey grey laced with stunning silver shimmer (my new go-to shadow for a night out!) Diva is a metallic purple and Spotlight is a luscious highlight with pink iridescence. 

Melody, Diva and Spotlight
The two i-glosses, New CID's light-up lip glosses are Obsession, an easy to wear fuchsia gloss and Romance a pale, irredescent gloss perfect to pop over your fave lipstick.

top Obsession, bottom Romance
You can get your hands on a slice of Bodygard Beauty for just £35 (worth £74) from The Adelphi theater when you go to watch the musical (if you're a fan of Whitney it's a must, you'll be singing the songs for days afterwards!) or you can pick it up online from the New CID Cosmetics website or the wonderful


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