Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - Lovely Girlie Bits Style!

Today we're heading to New York on a much needed and much anticipated trip!  We've become hermits over the past few months in an effort to save every penny.  We've saved and saved to take advantage of the Black Friday sales and can't wait to walk the legs off ourselves, check out the sights and of course the shops!   We'll be there for Thanksgiving and will of course be checking out the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  I love watching Thanksgiving episodes of my favourite shows and they make me feel all warm and cosy so in an effort to feel warm and cosy on le blog, I've enlisted some of my favourite bloggers to tell us what they're thankful for, make up style!

So make up style, these are things I'm thankful for!

1. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara.  Thank you Giorgio for making a mascara that is perfect.  I no longer have beady villainous eyes anymore and it's for that reason that it has shot to the top of my favourite mascara list!  Volume, length, separation, lift, just perfection in mascara form.  I'll be stocking up in New York that's for sure!

2. Cicaplast Baume B5.  I don't have a baldy notion what I'd do without this stuff, honestly.  I have really dry lips at the best of times and this has been my absolute saviour since it launched earlier in the year.  I apply a layer right before I get in to bed, then read a little and right before the lights go out, I apply a really thick layer of it and wake up with smooth, soft lips.  I've actually woken up about three times with it in the bed with me, so that has to tell you something....

3. Thank you Shavata for bringing Artistic Nail Gloss into my life.  I am hooked!  I got three weeks out of the red colour above and had only three chips altogether which is spectacular for me as I'm so hard on my nails.  I got the purple shade (Fierce) done on Thursday so that'll do me grand when I'm away.  You can read more about it here but I'll tell you a secret, I don't miss having to change my nail polish every few days a single bit!

4. Oils.  I actually have to thank Kirstie McDermott for introducing me to face oils, which then made me want to try hair oils and then cleansing oils.  I was so apprehensive trying them first as I've an oily t-zone but I use a cleansing oil most nights and during the winter, I use the Superskin Concentrate from Liz Earle.  I'd be lost without the Mythic Oil from L'Oreal and credit it with being able to get away without cutting my hair for 18 months!

5. Opportunities.  The past year has been filled with amazing opportunities for me and I've had the chance to work alongside some of my favourite brands, not to mention going to France to visit the treatment centre in La Roche Posay which has been the highlight of the year by a mile.  I work so hard on the blog and invest a huge amount of time into it and it's heartening to see my hard work paying off!  I don't take a single thing for granted and still get excited when a new product is sent to me or when I get invited to something and I don't think that will ever change.  So thank you to all the brands that get me giddy over products week after week!

My final thank you is to you, my readers!  Every comment makes my day and makes me strive to make this blog bigger, better, funnier and different to all of the other beauty blogs out there, so thank you!  I might have a few little surprises for you over the next couple of weeks!


  1. oh karen ,you lucky thing! I came back from ny a few days back and am only dying to go back- hope you have a ball!

  2. Have a ball in New York you deserve it and I look forward to hearing what you got

  3. Wow!!! Lots of great products here. Great picks and reviews. You have really help us a lot with your blogs. Have fun!

  4. Hope you have an absolute ball Karen! X


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