My Review of the Boots No7 Match Made Service – Ta-dah!

I’m sure you must have seen the adverts on TV by now for Boots, but in case not, have a peek. They’ve really ramped up their marketing over the past couple of years and I have to say I’m impressed- they use real ladies in their adverts, no flashy models with impossibly perfect features. They also do not airbrush. 

On a whim last week I stepped into Boots – I often do that to cheer myself up – and sat myself down with the lovely Diane at Boots No7 Counter on Manchester’s Market Street store. They were very busy but she made me feel very welcome and that she had time to spend with me. 

I told her I wanted a neutral shade, but also that I was looking for something a bit more daring, as I always tended to stick with rosy pinks etc.

She cleansed my face and used the nifty little machine (pictured) to match my skin tone to a foundation shade – Calico, if you were wondering! Then she recommended a number of shades to me, and I chose  605 Brick Red from the Stay Perfect range or lipsticks for my daring shade, and 730 Soft Tulip, a pretty rose shade from the Moisture drench range.  Each lipstick comes in at £9.95. There were many more shades I could have chosen from, too!

I love both of these shades, and the red one I am actually going to wear for my wedding!!!

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605 Brick Red – Stay Perfect
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730 Soft Tulip – Moisture Drench

 

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Top, Brick Red, Bottom, Soft Tulip

They also have a promotion on at the moment; buy any two items, and get a free gift!The gift contained a plum eyeliner with sponge to smudge and create a smokey eye effect, a lilac eye shadow, a brush and a mini-mascara- perfect for your handbag!

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No7 have upped their game, and I say well done to them and I look forward to using more of their products from now on!

What’s your shade? xo

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Rainbow Jewellery : BenuShop on Etsy

I’m a huge fan of Etsy – this week alone I have bought all of my wedding favours from it (I can’t blog about that yet, as I will ruin it for the recipients of said gifts) as well as my bridal garter and headband.

When my blog lived on blogspot I blogged about MinkyKitten’s simplistic and minimal stunning jewellery. Check out her shop for more stunning items, she creates new and beautiful things all the time.

Now I thought I would blog about the latest store I am obsessed with – BenuShop. Every piece in this shop is fun, unique and handmade by Pauline, a half British & half French living in London. She primarily works with leather to create her unique and striking pieces. All of the items In her shop on Etsy are drawn, designed, hand cut and pieced together by Pauline! 

I’ve featured some images of my my favourites below, but really, I want everything! The great thing about this shop as well, along with the quality and beauty of the pieces, is the price. Most if not all the pieces I have listed below come in under £20.00.

What do you think?

A fresh slice of watermelon!!
A fresh slice of watermelon!!
Has to be favourite for any self-respecting catlady!
Has to be favourite for any self-respecting catlady!
Handmade statement gold leather and pink tassel necklace
Handmade statement gold leather and pink tassel necklace
Handmade leather little house neck lace
Handmade leather little house neck lace
Statement Leather rainbow necklace
Statement Leather rainbow necklace