Wishful Summer Lovin...

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Hiya Beauts! I recently discovered this website called Polyvore where you can create your own collage of anything that inspires you from fashion and make-up to interior design and food. I was playing around with it a couple weeks ago and came up with this little thing...I'm dying to wear my summery clothes but with this crappy British weather I'm still walking around with my jacket and umbrella in tow just in case!

Summer Lovin

Cherry Lane xoxo

NOTD: Lilacs and Polka's

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hiya Beauts! Dotted nail art seems to be all the rage these days...everywhere I look I see funky new designs. Naively I tried doing dots just with a normal nail polish brush and of course it was a mess lol so couple months ago I bought a dotting tool from eBay. It was just lying in my drawer neglected until a few weeks ago when I decided to dig it out and give it a go! 

I used ELF in Lilac with dots using a random white and George Asda purple in Hoax 49.

A little side note, I just saw this BEAUTIFUL nail polish on BritishBeautyBlogger and I think I am actually in love. It's my birthday next month so if anyone fancies getting me this, I will love you forever!! lol

Lovely Jubbly: a fusion of gold, red and blue sparkles set in magenta
As you can probably tell, I have a thing for purple lol

Cherry Lane xoxo

Nail Art Party!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Last weekend a bunch of us blogger friends decided to have a virtual nail art party. We all had a go at water marbling and shared our pics with eachother.

Having watched a new vids on marbling a while ago...I thought this cant be too difficult. Oh how wrong I was!! Lemme tell you this...this water marbling shiz is MESSY! I wasn't at home and for some reason the internet connection was really bad so I couldn't even watch any YouTube vids beforehand to refresh my memory so I totally forgot to use celotape!  After a couple of attempts I had sticky films of multicoloured polish all over my fingers, it was a bit of a nightmare but I'm glad I gave it a ago!

It was soo fun doing it 'with' everyone else though and seeing everyone's pics afterwards! :-)
Mine was pretty tragic so I just took a pic of my best nail. First I painted my nails in Innocent by ELF then I used Barry M in Teal 334 and George (Asda) in 49 Hoax for the marbling

I still haven't mastered it yet but I definitely wana give it another go!

You can also check out Zara's at The World Through My Retina .

Have you have a go at marbling? Have you got any god tips?

Cherry Lane xoxo

My first Sasa.com Haul!!

Friday, 11 May 2012

When B from CrazyPopLock sent me her Love Package I instantly fell in love with the Sheet masks! She told me she bought them from Sasa.com and thats when my crazy lil obession with this Hong Kong based website and Asian skincare began! There are literally thousands of products including skincare, makeup, haircare, health supplements and much more with lots of Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese brands as well as high end like Clinique, Lancome, Elisabeth Arden ect.

It was so fun browsing through all the products and seeing all the different things we dont get here in the UK. A few days later I got an email from Sasa offering me free delivery over $29 (normally $75)...it was like the stars aligned themselves for me lol!! So of course I had to buy something!! Being a little bit clueless about Asian skincare and brands I just decided to pick some items which we dont get here in the UK, I later found out after watching looooads of Sasa hauls on youTube, discovering BubzBeauty channel and chatting to the lovely Jacq from Beauty Sketch (skincare guru extraordinaire) that by some fluke I did actually pick some good products! Yay!

I ordered my items on 30th April and they arrived yesterday on 10th May so it took less then 2 weeks to arrive which is not bad at all BUT I only picked my box up today because even though my order was not that big (only $36) crappy UK customs charged me £12.52 extra when it got here!! Booooo!! Apparently because the value of the goods was over £15 and came from outside the EU I was charged 20% VAT (tax) plus a standard £8 Royal Mail admin fee. I was sooooo not impressed!! But as least I know to be more careful in the future. Have you ever been charged for goods coming into the UK from Sasa or other countries?

Anyways aside from that I was still super excited...here's what I got...

Lots of styrofoam and bubble wrap to keep products safe :-)
2x Silk Whitia Highly Concentrated Collagen Hydrating Masks (Pack of 5)
Provides skin with instant moisture and nourishment
$6.80 ~ £4.20 Buy one get one free offer

Juju Cosmetics Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner 180ml
Replenishes the moisture lost when cleansing whilst also firming up skin and removing dead skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance existing in the human body to maintain a balanced pH. Not derived from artificial Hyaluronic Acid, it is a weak acidic. Free from oil, fragrance & mineral oil.
 $12.30 ~ £7.60

Leneige Special Water Sleeping Pack 20ml
Light gel type mask that gives intense hydration, vitality and brightness while restoring skin with deep relaxation through pleasant aroma. Contains Beta-Glusan, Hunza apricot extracts, chesnuts seed extract, Sleepscent(TM) aromatic essence and Himalaya Snow Water.
$5.10 ~ £3.20

Kokubo Collegen Q10 Moisturising Bath Powder 50g
Enriched with Coenzyme Q10 and collogen to replenish skin with endless moisture and nourishment. Hot bath stimulates blood circulation and metabolism. Toxins therefore drained away through high perspiration making you feel lighter. 
$1.90 ~ £1.20

Kose Softymo Hyaluronic Acid Washing Foam 150g
Easily removes dirt and impurities in pores. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin, leaving skin clear and soft. Fragrance-free and colour-free.
$6.80 ~ £4.20

Selena 5 Layer Cotton Pads (80 pieces)
Composed of 5 ultra-thin layers, which can be separated after soaking in toner to work like a mask on the face. Made of 100% natural cotton
$3.40 ~ £2.10

So thats everything I got! I cant wait try these all out!!! Especially the water pack and the toner...who am I kidding...I'm crazy excited about every single thing!! lol!

I've even started putting together a wishlist for my next order! When I tweeted about placing my order on Sasa I had a lovely chat with Sam from Sam Ram Beauty who told me that they sell Estee Lauder and Lancome sample lipsticks from only $3 ~ £1.90!! How the hell did I miss that before?!  So yeah... definitely want to get that next time along with some Tsubaki haircare products.

Have you tried any of these? Can you recommend any other products from Sasa?

Cherry Lane xoxo

She Said Beauty Box - May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Hi Beauts! It's that time of the month again and my She Said box has just arrived! Can't believe time just goes so fast! So without further ado (who even says ado these days?!)...here we go!!

Green People SPF15 Sun Care Lotion with Tan Accelerator
• Natural tan accelerator from Carob, speeds up your tan by 25% • Rich in natural antioxidants • Water resistance with Berry wax • Moisturising and minimises peeling • Suitable for people who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis • 30p from the sale of this product goes to Penny Brohn Cancer Help Centre • This natural sun lotion is made without Parabens, Lanolin, phthalates, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals and colourants to bring you the purest sunscreen that nature can offer • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians •
• Received 20ml • Full Sized 100ml £12.99 •

Inika Certified Vegan Lip Whip in Peach
INIKA Certified Vegan Lip Whips are perfect for creating luscious polished lips the natural way • Creamy formula glides on smoothly whilst delivering a whip of essential nutrients to keep your lips soft and kissable • Rich in colour whilst also offering ultra moisturising properties including natural Vitamin E • Made with only the purest ingredients, every Lip Whip is Vegan, Cruelty Free and Halal Certified •
• Received full size 8ml £14.30 •

Kim Kardashian EDP
• Floral top notes of mandarin, honeysuckle and orange blossom reflect Kim's captivating nature While at the heart, pink jasmine, tuberose, sensual spices and lush gardenia evoke her femininity • The last impression of tonka bean, jacaranda wood, vanilla orchid, sexy musk and creamy sandalwood add warmth to represent Kim's softer side 
• Received 3ml Rollerball • Full Sized 30ml £22.95 •

Natio Lotus Soap in White Lotus
• Delicately fragrant soap featuring all-natural Indian Attar perfumes, the mind calming and mood enhancing scents used during yoga • Infused with Jojoba and freshen and cleanse the skin while helping to turn the mind within to uplift and inspire •
• Received 1 bar as part of trio • Full Trio £8.50 •

Vintage Cosmetics Eyelashes in Nancy
• Wispy fringe medium length lashes 
• Received full sized £6.00 


Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum, Cellular Regeneration Night Cream & Nourishing Lite Day Cream
• All contain strawberry seed, cloudberry shea and butter for active moisture and longer lasting hydration • 
• Received 3x 2-3ml •

NB: Descriptions above taken from She Said website
Value of Box
 (not including bonus item)

Green People SPF15 Sun Care Lotion with Tan Accelerator • Full Sized 200ml £17.95 • Received 20ml  •  Value £1.80 •
Inika Lip Whip • Received full size 8ml £14.30 •
Kim Kardashian EDP • Full Sized 30ml £22.95 • Received 3ml • Value £2.30 •
Natio Lotus Soap • Full Trio £8.50 • Received 1x 150g bar as part of trio • Value £2.83 •
Vintage Cosmetics Eyelashes • Received full sized £6.00 •

Total Value of Box: £27.22

My First Impressions...

This box contains a lot of product!! Two full sized products (lipgloss and lashes), well three if you count the soap which is a big full sized bar (150g) but technically is part of a trio pack. You really do get your moneys worth! I can't say that it would personally be my ideal box because I never wear eyelashes and dont use bars of soap - I prefer liquid soaps and shower gels as I find them less drying but the soap will get used by my family and I will have a try out at the lashes (love the packaging btw its supercute and retro)...maybe my cousins wedding.

Personally I'm not too keen on the scent of Kim K perfume. I'm not going to attempt to describe it because I'm rubbish at describing and tbh with perfumes you just have to go and try them for yourself right?! But for me it was abit too strong, I prefer more sweet and citrus scents but I did like the size and the fact it was rollerball...perfect handbag size that will actually last you more than your average 2 skwirts. The KK perfume came with a 40% off code if you purchase from here so if you do want to buy it just use the code KKSS12 for your discount.

I'm looking forward to trying out the Snowberry samples. I hadnt heard of them before but I noticed they are a New Zealand brand. The product look like they contain lots of natural and exotic ingredients so I hope they are good! They were certainly packaged very sweetly in a cute pink organza bag..I'm a sucker for cute things!

I have to say I love the Inika lipgloss!! It feels gorgeous, has a very subtle hint of orange soda (whooooooo loves orange soda???? #keenan&kel) and I'm so happy that I got the peach colour! Loving peaches and coral tones at the moment and as tangerine is Sephora's colour of the year it's kinda apt too...ok so I know we dont have Sephora in the UK but I'm sure alot of us still keep and eye on them as they are so huge and are a big influence in the industry.

So overall....very happy with this month's box :-)

She Said Boxes are £11.95 per month with discounts available on 3/6/12 month subscriptions. Click here for the deets.

Did you get this box? What did you think? Do you subscribe to any other beauty boxes?

Cherry Lane xoxo

Barry M Magnetic Polish's in 328 Blue & 326 Dark Silver

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hiya Beauts,  I can't believe I have waited this long to try magnetic polishes! They are so cool!! You just apply the polish, while its is wet you hover the magnet over the nail using the plastic ridge to help you, wait about 10 seconds et voila! Funky union jacks and stripes await you! Its like magic right in front of you eyes!! 

These nail polishes are £4.99 from Superdrug and Boots stores.

Cherry Lane xoxo