Showing posts from November, 2014

Winter Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

So as it's nearly Christmas, I thought I'd do a little giveaway, featuring a Santa stockingful of products that have been mentioned on the blog to help you get through these cold, dark and miserable winter months!

The stocking includes:  Topshop Hair Bobble  Dorothy Perkins frilly socks Necklace  Seventeen Eyeshadow Pallete Seventeen Miracle Matte Primer  Seventeen 18 Hour Stay concealer Rimmel Kate Moss Nail Polish  No7 BB Lip Balm  Nivea Soft Rose Lipbalm Garnier Ultimate Blends Sleek Restorer Hair Treatment  St Moriz Tanning Lotion  Nivea Hand Cream  Heaps of Fruit Porridge Sachet  Golden Cinnamon Porridge Sachet Love Heart Sweets  Dib Dab (my personal favourite from the whole Giveaway!) 

How to win: - Follow me on Bloglovin - - Follow me on Twitter - @MsSarahJack - Follow me on Instagram - @MsSarahJack - Tweet me what product would be your favourite from my Stocking with the hashtag #WinterSurvivalKitGiveAway - Share the image I'll shortly be puttin…

Happy Birthday Caroline

For those who've followed me for some time or know me personally, you'll know that I lost my little sister to a rare form of Bone Cancer 7 years ago when she was 12. 
Today, she would've turned 20. 
20... I can't even begin to imagine what she would be like now. It's crazy how much it can mess with your head when you start asking the questions you'll never know the answers to..
What would she look like now?  What would she be doing?  Would she have a boyfriend? Would she still be living at home?  Would she be into make up and fashion? 

Sometimes I think about it so hard I have to bring myself out of a trance and shake it off.. I'll never know and there's nothing I can do about it. But what about the future? 
Who's gonna be my Bridesmaid? Who's bridesmaid will I be? Who's going to be an Aunty to my kids? Or make me an aunty? 
I wrote a similar blog over on our 3000 Mile Challenge blog which we're doing next year in her memory to raise mo…

Mark Hill: Flexi Hot Rods

I've stalking for ages now as the Mark Hill: Flexi Hot Rods have been on offer but out of stock.. until however, last week it popped up "In stock" and I did a little dance in my office chair! So yes, placed in store within minutes and they arrived the next day (love the Boots instore ordering service!). 

Tried them this weekend for the first time and there's definitely some pros and cons!  The packaging is actually quite nice - a bit bright but it's really slick and sturdy and actually quite smart. It does say leave them for up to 25 minutes to heat up but after about 15 I got bored waiting and made a start.

It took no longer than about 20 minutes to put them in which is amazing as it can take me an hour or so normally to curl my hair regularly but I definitely didn't leave them to heat up long enough. To start with, I could pick them up and put them in without having to wear the dodgy half hand glove (definitely a bit of a weird one, on…

Birthday Weekend & What I got for my Birthday!

It's a week overdue and my birthday feels like a million years ago already but just had the best weekend with the boy, friends and family I couldn't not blog about it! 
The people who are unfortunate enough to know me around this time of year know how much I'm like a little kid when it comes to birthdays and Christmas and I get so super excited I probably annoy the life out of everyone who I speak to! My poor boyfriend has had me whittling on for weeks and literally counting down the days so I'm pretty sure he's glad it's all over. 
For my birthday this year we had a bit of a roadtrip and went up to Blackpool for a couple of days on the Thursday night-Saturday afternoon then went up to Nottingham Saturday night for a few cocktails and lovely meal with my girlies and they're lovely men. Sunday was spent slightly hungover however after a birthday tuna melt panini from Starbucks downstairs in the hotel, I just about managed to unwrap the pressies that Nick ha…

#NOTD: OPI Nail Envy

I've Tweeted before about how much I'm in love with OPI's nail envy. I've used it so many times as I'm the worst person in the world with acryllic nails... on off, on off, on off! I get impatient and end up picking them off and now my nails are a mess and never grow past a certain length.

A friend recommended it late last year and I was really surprised with the effects. My nails grew so quickly and the difference even after a couple of days was really noticeable so you can imagine what it was like after about 10 days. A few people commented on an Instagram picture asking if it really works and so thought I'd give my little view...

There's loads of different OPI Nail Envy's but I just use the basic max strength in the green package (photo in the Boots Haul blog a few blogs back)! It's so simple - double coat on day one, then add another coat every day for 2 weeks. I know what you're thinking... it's going to build up and go funny! It kind…

Boots: Top 20 under £20

Yes... I am one of those annoying people who have pretty much finished their Christmas shopping and even made a start on wrapping up everyone's pressies ;) 

For those who don't know, I work for Boots and each Christmas feel that I can recall the gift guide and the best pressies on the shelves. Plus with having 3 for 2, you really can do what I've done and spoil everyone that little bit extra. But like everyone else, I've found there's so much choice out there this year and there's so many ideas flying around so I've really been stuck for what to get who. Now I've finished, I can sit back and look at what else is out there for any little extra stocking fillers and thought I'd help and try to inspire you.

So if you're on a bit of a budget and looking for a few gifts for Mum, Sister, Grandmas, Aunties and your girlfriends, here's my top 20 under £20 from the Boots Gift Guide! 

French Connection Body Care Collection - £16
Champneys Christmas Cra…

Battle of the Balms!

Now it's getting a tad chillier outside, I've given in and finally got out the lip balms and made a few new cheeky purchases. I'm a big lip balm person anyway and end up buying so many as I continuously lose them (or think I've lost them so buy another one when it's actually just in another coat pocket) so I always end up buying a new one to try! But thought I'd let you know about my favs and the winners in the battle of the balms. 

Faking it: My favourite Dupes!

If you're like me, you're on a bit of a budget and therefore always hunting round for a cheaper version or the more expensive products. I'm such a geek when it comes to stuff like this and I can spend forever smelling different perfumes and testing different products if I've heard along the grapevine that it's a great dupe for something I love! 
Thought I'd do a little post about my favourite Dupes :) 

Jimmy Choo Vs Soap and Glory!  I flipping love both of these and have for at least 4 or 5 years but Jimmy Choo is sooo expensive so I definitely only use it on special occasions. In the mean time, I go through a bottle of the Soap and Glory perfume every 3 or 4 months. Obviously the scent doesn't linger as the real stuff but it still smells amazing and I don't mind if I go abit overboard with it as it's only about £16... or spray my whole bedroom... or car... I definitely overuse it! 
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Vs Seventeen Stay Time Concealer I firs…