Friday, 27 January 2012

Shine head..

Shine head shampoo - Lee Stafford
Shine head conditioner - Lee Stafford
Colour love treatment - Lee Stafford

So I got these in the Lee Stafford haul I got last year at clothes show and since discarded them under my bed..untill my room had a change around a few weeks ago and I found them again! so I've been using some of the other products and they've really helped my hair. My hair rarely gets cut as i'm in a desperate attempt to grow it and I have Wella bleach foils -  so it's not in as good condition as it could be. I'm not as blonde as I once was as I basically had white hair & used silver shampoo.

So anyway..I wash my hair about twice a week with whatever shampoo/conditioner I'm into (L'Oreal Elvive at the moment) and I'll wash it once a week with this Lee Stafford shampoo then put some conditioner on and leave it for 5/10 minutes or put some Colour love treatment on and leave it overnight with a wrap around my hair so it doesn't get all over my pillow! The Shampoo looks and smells lovely - it's got little bits of glitter in! but it kind of makes my hair feel a bit tangly when I wash it out.

I don't think I'll buy the Shampoo & Conditioner again after these small bottles have gone as I want to try the Lee Stafford Growth Shampoo & Conditioner but I'd possibly buy the Colour Love again as it makes my hair feel lovely and smooth and I feel it really helps the ends of my hair too! I'm probably going to get some Argon Oil for every day use (I love that stuff!!) as all Lee Stafford products are 3 for 2 at boots!

Overall I'd give these Lee products a 7/10!

Are you going to buy into the 3 for 2 deal at Boots?!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ebay finds..

Nail Foils - Ebay

I was browsing through Ebay and saw these nail foils and thought I'd try them out as they were only £1.99 or 3 for 2! It was pretty straight forward, I just had to message the seller stating which pattern I would like out of the chart - I chose S040 but I can't find it in the list anymore..if you didn't choose a pattern you'd get a random one chosen for you!

I've had minx before on my toes and I love it! so I thought a DIY version would be great right?! wrong..couldn't be further from the mix nails I had previously. The minx works by buffing the nail until rough, getting a foil, sizing it to your nail, putting it under a UV lamp untill it goes floppy, sticking it to the nail & trimming round the edges - simples!

These DIY nail foils are basically stickers and seeing as I do minx at work I would of though I'd be quite good at applying these - not the case at all! The foils didn't fit to my nail properly, they were peeling, there was creases in them, they split at the top, they didn't stick very well so basically a big fat FAIL. no way would these have stayed on for the 11 days that the package promises..not even 11 hours - more like 11 minutes.

The reasons I would try these again is because I will admit that when I was putting them on I was in a rush so maybe I didn't apply properly or prep properly and I'd want to find a way to get them to work. They looked nice on the nail and a nice change to just nail polish, there was a large choice of patterns and colours and they were cheap as chips!

So the Ebay nail foils get a half and half..5/10!

have you ever tried the DIY nail foils? how did you find using them?

Monday, 23 January 2012

Minnie Mouse

Nails: OPI - Vodka & Caviar (red)
W7 - 34 (white)

OPI's Vodka & Caviar is one of my favourite nail polishes ever, it goes on really well and I love the colour - it's a true red! BUT it can get a bit boring time after time of wearing it so I brought a white W7 nail polish (£1.99) from a cheapy makeup shop in town and created these minnie mouse inspired nails!

You may of noticed I've changed my blog name..from aliceandbeauty to LUCYBEAU unfortunately the lucybeau blogspot address was already taken so I've bought the .com I just haven't changed it yet! I've noticed a few others are changing their blogs/blog names too so maybe it's a good thing to have a bit of  a change now and then. My twitter name will still remain at @lucyalicejerrom so you can find me there too!

Thursday, 12 January 2012


So..the last time I blogged was 10 months, 2 weeks, 2 days & 12 hours ago (roughly - not like I've worked it out or anything!) partly because I just lost interest -  I stopped tweeting and deleted my facebook too and partly because I just didn't know where my blog was going, I didn't know if I wanted it to just be a 'specialised blog' or more of a lifestyle blog.

 So a lot of things have changed since I last blog! I'm now a blondie, I'm a qualified beauty therapist, I'm the big 18, I've passed my driving test, I've got a job that I love & I'm generally loving life & treat it day by day. So I think now I'm ready to start blogging again.

 I'm really into beauty at the minute, I'm going to be doing a lot of beauty posts, top tips (like this one) and reviews so you can be expecting those. I don't know if I'll be doing any outfit posts or cooking posts on this blog - maybe another one? I don't know! I have deleted a few posts off my blog just because.

Hopefully all my lovely followers will still be interested in my blog after all this time and still want to listen to my ramblings! but in the mean time you can follow me on twitter @lucyalicejerrom for ramblings in 140 characters!