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Monday, 28 June 2010

Xen Tan Review - First tanning experience!

Hey dolls, I have a little review for you today =]

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I am going to be putting up a review video of xen-tan on my youtube channel so stay tuned for that, until then i have one in writing for you

I broke my faketan-ginity (lol) after using xen-tan...shocking? probably! lol
I had never used a fake tan products before, growing up many girls used it and looked very very orange so that put me off completely!

Since a few years ago though I have heard of some actual good tanners which dont give you that orange colour but i was still a little scared to try any!
I did however use St Tropez bronzing mousse and St moriz Mousse on my face, because my face is lighter than my body and i thought it would give a good colour...it didnt work lol, Wasnt orange but just didnt work for me.

When i was asked if i would like to try out xen-tan i was pleased to try it as its summer and it would be nice to have a little boost of colour and glowiness! I done a little research on xen-tan to see what people thought and i had heard a little about it before, popular with a few celebrities..i thought i would give it a shot!

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I was sent the dark tanning lotion, the exfoliator above, a bronzer and a tanning mitt. Very nice of them to send me all of those products!
The exfoliating wash above smells lovely, its very fresh and minty smelling, i used it in the shower before tanning and used quite a generous amount, i think it did definatly help but i know i could find another exfoliator which gives similar results and perhaps for cheaper, But it does smell lovely so thats a plus.

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So the main product, the tanning lotion, firstly, this smells AMAZING! it is so sweet and i love sweet smells, it dosent have a horribe self-tan smell atall from what i could smell.
I started by applying it with the mitt, however i found that a bit annoying, for some reason i really didnt like using the mitt! I dont know if anyone else is like that? I used my hands to do the rest and i felt like i got a really good even colour going on.
The lotion comes out quite tinted, so you can definatly see where you are applying it. I found that if i missed a spot or needed to correct a spot, i could add a bit more to sort it out and it ended up fine.

It develops over 3 hours, after using it i had a great even tan, no streaks except a small one on my foot which wasnt a problem, i was actually really surprised it worked so well. It faded nicely aswell, no patchiness for me, it looked very natural.

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I was sent this bronzer also, It its pretty much matte except a few small shimmers which disappear on the face, its nice but isnt too pigmented, you can definatly build it up, but it gives a very nice natural bronze colour, not orange atall which is always good and the packaging is pretty nice!

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So all in all i was very pleased with the products i tried and tested! Out of them all i would reperchase the dark tanning lotion, The smell is just...lovely! lol

Their prices for the products are below just incase you were wondering =]

Dark Lotion - £25.95
Body Scrub - £12.95
Perect Bronze - £20.95

I hope this review has helpfull! I have had a great first experience and after using these products i now have their face tanner on my wish list! I've yet to find a good one!
Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know of any experiences you have had with xen-tan!

Happy Tanning =]

Sammi xoxo

Thursday, 24 June 2010

FOTD - not so good photos lol

Hey dolls,
Sorry I havent done a post for a long time, i've had a bit of bloggers block, wasnt sure what to write about but i will try to come up with more ideas!
If you guys have any requests please let me know =] (reviews etc)

Here is my visage of the day lol
Nothing special! but this has been my look for quite a while now so i'll share with you what ive been wearing on my face =]

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[Please excuse the mess on my bed!]

Face - MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC37
Concealer - Maybelline mineral cover
Powder - MAC MSF Natural - Medium
Cheeks - Benefit Coralista
Eyes - MAC Painterly Paint pot
MAC Naked Lunch e/s
MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
Maybelline lash stilletto Volumtuous
Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil - Hazel
Lips - Red lipstick had rubbed off and applied e.l.f super glossy lipgloss- Maltshake

et voila!
The pictures dont make it look the best & i have a blemish on my nose loool (sorry!)
But thank you for reading!

Sammi xoxo

Friday, 18 June 2010

oh em gee

OMG 1000?!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

ahem...sorry about that but...

Thank you all again soooo much! that is soo mental lol
Thanks to every single one of you who reads my blog, I give cyber hugs =]

^_^

xoxo

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Haul - purchases from London

Hey dollfaces!
Hope you are all very well and enjoyed your weekend..or are still enjoying it lol
This post is a little late but better late than never =]
I went to London about a week ago and i brought a few new bits and bobs and i thought i would show you =] I'll be showing some of these clothes in a video soon aswell so you get a lil sneek peek lol

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This denim sleeveless cowgirl-like top (lol) is from Zara, i loveee it its so summery! Going along with the crazy denim trend this season.
I think it was around £20/25

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This top is slightly longer than a crop top if that makes sence, (if i wore low-rise jeans you could see my midriff) I love the colour and its really light and floaty
£9.99

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These shorts are from H&M They're stretchy and i think they come in a darker colour aswell. Word of warning, they come up a bit small
Around £7.99

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This Bodice is from Topshop, I wanted it for ages, It fits really nicely and they come in quite a few different colours
£14.99

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I recently learnt that this is a top but i wear this as a skirt, it makes a great bodycon skirt and is inexpensive!
£2.99

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These are from Uni-Qlo, i just felt like some white jeggings as i dont have any, they're not the BEST fitting but they're ok =] There's studs at the bottom which is kinda cool.
£9.99

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This blazer is from Primark, Its a great fit and i like the colour, i needed a blazer and its pretty nice, it can be a bit itchy though! not too soft
£13

Hope this was helpfull/interesting!

Sammi xoxo

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Glamour Benefit Eye Pencils Giveaway!

Hey dolls!
So today I had a lovely surprise when I came to look at my blogs this morning and on Bubblegarm's blog she showed that Glamour was giving away three eye pencils...FULL SIZE!

I was full of excitement and rushed down to my local sainsburys with my sister...where they had sold out =O < our face was defo like that
Anywho I did a bit of persuasion...('excuse me do you have anymore glamours?')
and we got some teehehehe!

LIFE STORY lol sorry!

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Anywho So glamour are giving away the Benefit;

Bad Gal Black eye pencil
'It Stick' Concealer stick
'Eye Bright' Instant eye brightener

I took a few flicks for you guys =] Hope they help!
I LOVE the 'It stick'..I never even gave it a second glance before and i really like it, its like a stick Bo-ing...i do need to try it out a little longer though.

I tried eye bright today and i thought i'd love it but its a bit 'meh' at the moment..it might grow on me!

The Bad gal liner is amazeballs for a smokey eye look, so smudgeable (thats probably not a word haha)

Anywho pop down to your local shop and bag yourself some benefit goodies! So worth it! They are worth £45 alltogether apparently..yey!

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Dont forget to check out and hopefully follow my new Fashion Blog!

www.idressedinthedark.blogspot.com

Thanks for reading!

Sammi xo

My new fashion blog!

Hey all my lovely readers!

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So recently i have been inspired! and I really wanted to start a blog which is strictly for my fashion looks and style..plus some images i like etc
If you like my OOTD's atall im sure you will like my fashion blog
Please come and join me over on;

www.idressedinthedark.blogspot.com


Totally unrealated name but i think its kinda kewll =]

See you there=] & Thank you in advance if you follow! yey!

Sammi xoxo

Saturday, 5 June 2010

wow

900 Of you lovely people read my blog?! Thank youu!!
xoxoxo

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Stripes+Wedges

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T-shirt - H&M
Rosary Beads - Topman
Bag - Topshop
Jeggings - Zara
Wedges - Topshop

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Swap with Lexi from SototallyBlah!

Hey guys =]
Me and Lexi From Sototallyblah done a swap recently! Here are some of the Lovely things she sent me! Thank you so much Lexi ^_^

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You need to check out Lexi's Youtube page and Blog! They're both great

http://www.sototallyblah.com/
http://www.youtube.com/sototallyvlog

Again thank you so much Lexi! I hope you guys dont mind the picture-heavy post =]

Sammi xoxo
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