Monday, 13 August 2012

Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator Treatment Review

ANOTHER rave review for you all today and it comes in the form of the Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator Treatment.

It's really wonderful.  I have long, colour treated (I'm a blonde!) hair and I often find it to be dry after it being dyed. This treatment is my hero in the hair department, I use this product around two times a week and it leaves my hair feeling soft, nourished and strong. It also smells A.M.A.Z.I.N.G - my hair smells like a strawberry and banana milkshake for ages!!

Now down to the chemistry of it ...

It's fairly simple really!

Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin. All proteins are made up of amino acids and this treatment replaces our hairs protein. As a result of this, the hairs cuticle repairs and becomes softer and stronger. This product also contains lipids which is basically fat molecules, this also repairs the hairs health. 

It's a miracle product.

Bonnie x

Friday, 10 August 2012

Bracelets of the Day - No. 3

Hey everyone, just a quick post to show you some bracelets I have been loving recently. They are both rose gold and what I really love about them is that one is quite pricey and the other is not, but they look great together! 

Hope you like them! 

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Bit of a naughty post for you all today ... are you all ready for some shoe porn? 

Okay, so if you haven't noticed the hideous pun for a title and the explicit introduction - I am rather excited about a little purchase I made on a trip to Edinburgh. I am so in love with these gorgeous ankle boots from Topshop, I could go on ... but I thought the photos would do them more justice!

Also comes in grey, bordeaux and navy.

Bonnie x

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Review

Hey everyone! I have a rave review for you all - the infamous Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. After running out of my No. 7 tinted moisturiser - mediocre - I decided to splash out on the LM one as it is rather well known in the beauty world. 

I decided to go for the oil free version - also comes in regular and illuminating - not because I have oily skin but because I think that the oil free lasts longer on my skin during the summer. It comes in ten shades (I have the shade nude) which I think is an excellent variety, considering most tinted moisturisers only come in the classic: light, medium and dark. The £33 for 50ml price tag sounds bad but when you compare it to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - £32 for 30ml - you get much more for your money. The LM works out as 66 pence per ml whereas the Chanel works out at £1.06 per ml. This is not a dig at Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, I adore that foundation ... but my purse doesn't! 

Now down to the formula ... it's quite simply, wonderful. It's incredibly moisturising compared to other tinted moisturisers and velvety soft on the skin. It actually feels like it's doing something, maybe the rave reviews that I have read are causing the placebo effect, but my skin does feel great when wearing it. 

It blends out into a sheer, light coverage base with a dewy glow on the skin. I have fairly sensitive skin and it does not irritate it at all, although I can't say how it will be on your skin. The lasting time on this tinted moisturiser for me is around seven to eight hours and that is with a setting powder, which for a tinted moisturiser is pretty good. This tinted moisturiser is ideal for work and school and for those of us who don't like a heavy foundation on a day to day basis. I love it! 

Bonnie x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Nail of the Day - Fiji by Essie

Hey everyone! If you read one of my previous posts - a wishlist - you will know that I have been lusting after Essie's Fiji for quite some time. Whilst in Boots, the excitement and shock that it finally had an Essie stand was too much and I snatched up Figi in an instant. 

The formulation of this creamy, pastel pink is excellent. Although I needed three coats to obtain opacity - to be expected from a pale pink polish - the quality is amazing. Hats off to Essie for creating yet another fabulous polish! 

Bonnie x

Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Festival Makeup Bag

Hey everyone! Some of you may know that in the UK festivals are huge and I was lucky enough to go to T in the Park in Scotland. It rained, I had to sleep in a tent and the phrase "swimming in mud" was no longer metaphorical but nevertheless, I had the most amazing time. The line up was incredible and being with my friends made it all the more bearable ... last cheesy line I promise! 

I thought I would show you the makeup I took with me as I know some of you may also be going to a festival, but this also would be great makeup to bring to the beach or for a very relaxed day.

soft makeup bag from Jack Wills

l-r: bobbi brown pot rouge in powder pink, revlon lip butter in lollipop, laura mercier oil free tinted moisturiser in nude, mac eyelash curlers, l'oreal waterproof volume million lashes, bobbi brown corrector in light bisque, maybelline color tattoo in on and on bronze, benefit boi-ing concealer (01), burt's bees lip balm in acai berry, clinique almost powder makeup in neutral fair (02), nars blush in deep throat 

 Bonnie x 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Summer Wish List

- Clarisonic Mia - Mac Lipstick in Show Orchid - Topshop Cross Print Leggings - Moroccan Oil Intense Hydration Mask - Topshop Vectra Flats in Mint Green - Essie Nail Polish in Figi - NARS Laguna Bronzer - Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emerveille - Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser - Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor Treatment - Palmers Lip Butter - 

Bonnie x 

Monday, 18 June 2012


Hey everyone! Just to let you know that I am back in the beautiful world of blogging after my exams. So sorry for not putting a post up in ages but it's been a busy couple of months! Lots of lovely posts to follow.

Hope you are all well,

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Birthday Haul!

Just wanted to show you all a couple of things that I got for my birthday, I had an amazing day! 

Mac eyeshadows in Star Violet and Quarry
Chanel Nail Polish in May - Blog Post
Chanel Chance eau Tendre
YSL Elle Shocking
Vintage Chanel Earrings
Hip Flask from Urban Outfitters

AND ... 


Hope you are having a lovely week.

Bonnie x

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Nail of the Day - May by CHANEL

For my birthday, my mum treated me to my first Chanel nail polish. Obviously I was incredibly excited and the colour was simply beautiful but I was slightly apprehensive. Due to the huge hype around Chanel makeup - I include my self in this - I feel the quality must always match the price for it to be justifiable. Therefore, I hoped that it matched up to my previous good experiences of Chanel makeup.

The nail polish is Chanel's Spring Collection which consisted of various lipsticks, a beautiful blush that I could never afford - you know which one I am talking about - and three nail polishes : April, May and June. Although my birthday is in April my mum decided to get me May because it was more appropriate for the summer. 

To get the opacity seen in the picture I had to apply three coats, not great considering the price tag. Nevertheless, the colour is gorgeous. It has an almost gel effect which has excellent staying power - not one chip yet! (three days after)

I expect that this will be my one and only Chanel nail polish, it is a nice luxury but I could have got six Barry M ones for the same price! 

Bought from HERE! 

Bonnie x

Hair SOS - Redken Extreme Anti-Snap

    I have a confession to make: I am a fake blonde. 

For the past couple of years I have gone to the hairdressers every two months to get my hair coloured.  My natural hair colour is - I think - a very dark blonde/auburn colour. Although I colour it, usually I would say that my hair is in good condition because I rarely use heat on it. But recently my hair has given up on me; it is dry, brittle, abundant with split ends and sometimes bits just SNAP off ...

After searching on the computer for miracle hair products that would save my injured hair, it became obvious that the unanimous response was Redken's Extreme Anti-Snap leave in conditioner. 

I have been using it for about a week now and I can already notice a huge difference in the quality of my hair. After washing my hair, I put a couple of pumps of it into the bottom half of my hair and then dry after ten minutes. The consistency is a white creamy formula which smells absolutely divine! It contains an "Interlock Protein Network" which provides protein and ceramide "to help fortify weakened areas". My hair is no where from being cured, however, it is less dry and the split-ends have depleted. I hope that if I continue to use it, eventually my hair will be back to its normal self.

Do you have any recommendations for damaged hair?

I got my Redken leave-in conditioner from HERE!

Bonnie x

Monday, 23 April 2012

Lip of the Day - Costa Chic by Mac

It's still cold in Scotland but I recently bought a new lipstick to brighten up my day ... how sad. 

I think I am in love. Costa Chic from Mac is the perfect coral with a slight shimmer/sheen as it is a frost. This makes it slightly different from the usual corals that have bombarded the make up aisles for years. 

applied as usual

applied and then blotted

I really do think it is the perfect shade for summer and somehow it makes me look slightly more tanned! It's a Mac classic.

Retails for £13.50 online and in Mac stores

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Birthday Wish List!

As it is my birthday in a few weeks, I thought I would show you all a (dream) wish list of things I would like to get! 

1. Chanel 5170 Sunglasses in Dark Havana 

I have never had an expensive pair of sunglasses before due my clumsy habits of dropping/losing things. However, as I am becoming a year older, I hope I become wiser and more able to own glasses that don't come from Primark! Bought from HERE 

2. Stocking up on perfume

I have suddenly ran out of all my favourite perfumes at the same time (always seems to happen) and I have wanted to try Chanel Chance Eau Tendre for ages - the bottle is gorgeous! 

3. Topshop Blazer

Every girl should have a blazer, they are such a good investment as they are ridiculously wearable! I have wanted a off-white one for AGES and I think it would be great for spring. Link to Topshop Blazer HERE 

I am too excited for my birthday and I hope I am lucky enough to receive some of these gifts from friends and family. 

Deal of the Week
I have decided to include a deal I have seen recently at the end of each of my posts for you all. I hope you like it, please tell me if you do! 

Todays deal is from Buyapowa and it is the Joico K-Pack Haircare Trio. 
RRP £45.85 - Best Price £30

I love this range from Joico and it would be a lovely mid-week treat for you all! 
Link to deal is HERE

Bonnie x

Disclaimer - I am not influenced by any companies or organisations. All opinions are completely my own. 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Nail of the Day - Razzmatazz by Topshop

Another Nail of the Day for you all, Razzmatazz from Topshop. I have always associated glitter with Christmas but this nail polish has converted me to a glitter-holic this spring! I am obsessed. This beautiful lilac polish with holographic glitter is incredible and I have received so many compliments when wearing it. 

The quality is very good, I put it on a week ago and it's still looking great. I think this is wonderful and slightly different nail polish for spring and I expect I will be wearing it constantly!

Retails at £6 from Topshop stores and online. 

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bracelets of the Day - No.2

Another Bracelet of the Day post for you all, hope you like them! I have been really getting into the summer brights and pastels that have been bombarding the shops recently, however, I live in Scotland and it is currently raining. So I think that wearing some bright bracelets is all the colour I am going to be seeing for a while. 

l-r   amazonite friendship bracelet, orange bead bracelet from topshop, 

I am in love with the bracelet on the far left and it is from a fellow blogger, Fleur de Force. She has an amazing website with a shop which sells simple yet beautiful jewellery. I'd definitely recommend checking it out! 

Bonnie x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Lip of the Day - Chance by Chanel

When I made my first Rouge Coco Shine purchase, I knew it wouldn't be the last. The formulation of these lipsticks is incredible - they are so moisturising and glossy. Yes, they are expensive but whilst in duty free, I decided to pick another one up. 

After much deliberation at the Chanel counter, I decided to go for Chance (56). I loved the baby pink, immaturity of it but I also thought it would be perfect for spring! 

As pastels are massive for spring/summer, I expect I will be wearing this beautiful shade all the time. Last Chanel purchase - I promise! 

Bonnie x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Product Love - Bobbi Brown Corrector

It's not often that I repurchase a product, so when I do, I know it must be good. After struggling with dark circles under my eyes for a couple of years and trying various concealers and creams to combat them, I was at a bit of a loss. But when Bobbi Brown came out with a "corrector" - something fairly new to the beauty market - I knew I had to try it. It has been about a year since I bought my first Corrector (little pot of magic) from Bobbi Brown and it has not left my makeup bag once.   

It has a beautiful creamy consistency and I have never known it to crease, providing that I set it with a powder and it instantly brightens up my under eye. Due to the pink tone of the product, it "corrects" any blue tones under the eye, leaving me looking much more awake! 

without corrector - pretty scary!

with corrector

I could rave on about this amazing product all day and I could not recommend it enough!

Bonnie x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Duty Free Haul!

I recently came back from a lovely skiing holiday in Courchevel (France) and whilst in duty free, I decided to stock up on boring necessities like foundation and powder. Unfortuately, a few things crept into my basket without me realising ... 

l-r  clinique almost powder makeup in neutral fair, chanel coco rouge shine in 56 chance, chanel poudre universelle in 22 rose clair, chanel vitalumiere aqua in 10 beige 

Yes, a Chanel lipstick appeared in my basket but as I was going to France, I thought it was rather appropriate. 

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Bracelets of the Day - No.1

I just thought I would share a jewellery combination that I have been loving recently. I would say that bracelets are my favourite way too accessorise - I find them so easy to wear and I love to layer them. Also, I have been obsessed with the cross trend that has been around for a while but I have always been too scared to go all out with a cross embellished dress! Therefore, I think that incorporating some crosses into my jewellery is a safe compromise.

I have bought quite a few jewellery pieces recently so if you would like to see them, please leave a comment.

Bonnie x

Monday, 30 January 2012

L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Review

As a big fan of L'Oreal mascaras, when Cheryl Cole popped onto the TV fluttering her eyelashes, I got rather excited. I love the original Telescopic mascara and the promise of a "false lash effect" was too good to resist.

The packaging is very similar to the original Telescopic, however, it is silver instead of a matte gold. I much prefer the new packaging. The main difference is the brush, the original is very thin with small plastic bristles, whereas the new version tapers into the middle. This makes it much easier to use and I find much more volumising and curling.

False Lash Telescopic      Original Telescopic

The effect that the new brush gives is incredible, my lashes were so voluminous and curled. The original mascara is much more defining and lengthening but I absolutely love the new one!

False Lash Telescopic                  Original Telescopic

To be honest, both of these mascaras are amazing, it really depends on what you are looking for when buying a new one. I personally prefer the False Lash Telescopic because I love my lashes to look dramatic but the original is still very good. I got it from Boots for £10.99 - a bit pricey for a drugstore mascara but completely "worth it".

Bonnie x

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hey everyone, I am very excited to be doing my first giveaway for you all! I was in Topshop the other day and I decided to pick a couple of things up for you guys, as you know that I am a massive Topshop makeup fan. 

The giveaway includes a nail polish in crystal clouds, a lipstick in muted and an eye kohl in coal (one of my favourite eyeliners ever!)

This giveaway is open internationally and the winner will be announced on Monday the 23rd of January GMT - I will use to decide the winner. 

The winner is BlushCrush <3 ! 

I will contact you via email for your mailing details. 

Thank you everyone for entering!

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Topshop Love

It's fair to say that Topshop is my favourite high street shop, ever. I love the "just-off-the-catwalk" style and at a fraction of the catwalk price I just think it is amazing. However, recently Topshop has been disappointing me, yes I was still buying things from there occassionally but my love had certainly lessened, I found myself heading to Urban Outfitters and American Apparel before my beloved Topshop. But I am delighted to announce that Topshop and I are back together ...

Their spring range is in!

Obviously these items don't really go together but I think the coral jumper and the jeans would look so cute with white Converse! I will be definitely checking out these items next time I am in town. 

What is your favourite spring range out so far? 

Bonnie x