Monday, 15 December 2014


You may of been hearing a lot of hype about a 3D lash mascara from Younique (I did) and once I see my friends actually using it I just had to give it a try for myself. 
1st I want to start by saying I won't be using another pair of false lashes again. All the years of messing around with glue, needing someone to apply false lashes just to then lose one during a night out is now a thing of the past, this easy to use mascara is just amazing

I started by appling a layer of mascara gel followed by the lash fibres then another layer of mascara gel. (build them up to your own preference) 
I get lots of compliments about how long my lashes look with most people thinking they are my natural lashes. 
RRP £23, with the amount of money girls spend on lashes and mascara this works out a lot cheaper as is all in one.

I also used the lip glosses, lip liner & eye pigment shadows and have got to say I love it all. 

And with Christmas just around the corner I decided to try a Christmas theme eye makeup...

If you would like to purchase any of the products in the blog or from the Younique range please go to...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Skinny Sprinkles

I've been on a mission for about 2 years to lose weight, get fit and try to tone up my belly since having kids. I've not done too bad, I've still got along way to go but I can notice a difference now. Along the way I have used many different methods (slim shake, fat burners etc) and altho they all have all worked, I still have that hungry feeling I between meals which is the bit I find most difficult to deal with.
So when I heard of a product called Skinny Sprinkles I was obviously intrigued. 

After speaking to the lovely people at Skinny Sprinkles and telling them about my blog they very kindly sent me some to try.

What is Skinny Sprinkles?
Skinny Sprinkles is an instant strawberry drink mix specially formulated to aid weight reduction by reducing snacking and over eating.

How it works.
The easy way to explain it is that you drink the mixture that when it reaches your stomach it starts to swell a bit like a jelly mix making you feel fuller.
The science is a lot more cleaver, the ingredient called Glucomannan (Konjac) swells once it hits the water in your tummy and then adsorbes up to 200 times it's weight to form a gel like substance giving your the feeling of being full.

* Reduces body weight
* Reduces hunger pangs
* Feel fuller for longer 
* Prebiotic action 
* Gluten free, high in fibre
And Lots more...

Mix sprinkles with 200ml of cold water rapidly for 30 seconds, then slowly for 1 minute. Drink within next few minutes.
Take 1 serving 3 times a day.
I'm my opinion it tastes like a homemade strawberry smoothie. (Delicious) 

My Thoughts
Firstly I have got to say I'm very impressed with how this little drink is so effective. My main time of snacking and feeling hunger pangs is in the evening as I'm usually kept busy during the day, so I only used 1 or 2 a day to stop the feeling of being hungry whilst watching telly.
Honestly I didn't expect one little drink could actually keep the need for snaking away but it's specially designed but it does just that.
I am now left wanting more as I feel this is a great aid along side other methods of weight loss or weight management.
I would recomend to anyone on a weight loss program but still finding it hard to curb the cravings as this does just that and at only 19 calories per serving its a gem.

Please go to their website for a lot more information, dietary guidelines and to purchase.
And Twitter

Hettie x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Keeping You Stylish


The business is based in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland 

You can find them on 
Twitter (@kysclothing) 


Nowadays a lot of women are so busy whether it be family or work and when it comes to our fashion it can sometimes be overlooked or it can be hard to find the right look for our age.
That's where KEEPING YOU STYLISH can help you out, all their clothes and accessories are cherry picked keeping the over 25's in mind at all times. They give exact measurements on all their dresses and also have great Birthday/Christmas gift ideas (all jewellery come in pretty gift boxes).

Their styles range from On-Trend, Celebrity inspired looks right through to Vintage, Timeless, Classical pieces (there is something for everyone) 

My Product
Upon opening my parcel I see a beautiful red gift box with gold bow detail and "thank you for shopping" sticker attached. Inside was a very stunning silver necklace which I couldn't wait to wear (luckily I had my friends birthday few days later). 
I received a lot of compliments on this necklace, some from friends and some from strangers.
This necklace is very glam and complimented my outfit superb.
Necklace Price £20/€25

Other Products  
They also have a gorgeous range of dresses, bags and jewellery sets.  
(Here's a few items) 

Delivery Info
FREE DELIVERY on all orders worldwide (except bags + €5.00 outside of Europe/Uk)

Delivery to;

Ireland = next day - 2 days 
UK = 4-5 days 
Europe = 5-7 days
Outside Europe = 7-14 days 

Payment Methods
Payments can be made by Visa/ Laser/ Debit Cards and Paypal.

I am so pleased with my necklace and the quality of service that I received, that there is no doubt I will be shopping with KEEPING YOU STYLISH again very soon (if not for me then definitely for family & friends presents).

Please give them a follow, you won't be disappointed xXx

Love Hettie xXx

Monday, 22 September 2014

My Chelle - Supreme Polypeptide Cream

I I was given the chance to sample the My Chelle face & neck cream.
Being the wrong side of 25 I've started to think more about my skin and how to keep it looking as youthful as I can so when I received this product and read the information about it, I was very excited to try it.
The Product

Description (printed on box)
Nutrient-rich recontouring cream lifts and retexturizes skin for a more refined youthful appearance. Matrixyl synthe'6 reduces wrinkle volume by 21% and wrinkle depth by 19% in 8 weeks. Proteasyl TP Pea Peptide is clinically proven to improve skin's elasticity, increasing overall firmness by 35% in just 6 weeks. Rice Peptides improve skin smoothness while Syn-Coll peptide triggers skin's own reparative functions to accelerate collagen production.

This product is also;
Vegetarian friendly 
Gluten- free
And always free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, ureas, petroleum-based chemicals and artificial colours. 

My Review
I have been using this product for about 2 weeks but I have already noticed that my skin feels smoother, a lot more hydrated and even starting to show a natural glow.
I love to apply face cream like a treatment at the spa, I apply a small amount to face/neck but I don't rub in completely as I like to lay & relax for a few minutes before massaging the remaining cream in (personal preference). The scent of this cream is very clean and crisp, the texture is a silky but thick cream yet once applied to skin feels lights and soft. (Only need a small amount as covers lovely) 
I will continue to use this cream, as I'm loving the glow it's given my skin already and hopefully I'll notice more improvements over coming weeks.
This is ideal for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their skin but in a very easy and friendly way.

So if you like the sound of this, then take a look at their website & twitter page for a whole range of products, useful information and tips to beautiful healthier looking skin.
Twitter - @UKMyChelle

Hettie x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

My Letter From Santa

I was delighted to be asked by this company to review their premium letters from Santa.

Growing up these made my Christmas so magical, waking up to my own letter through the door, ripping it open to find a letter addressed to me from none other than Mr Claus himself. 

The Website (ordering process)
Placing the order was very straight forward, first choose the type of letter then fill in the questionnaire which have lots of questions about the named child (siblings, recent events, presents), some you type and some are drop down boxes (all marked very clearly).
You then click to next section where you fill in the delivery details (once again very simple, box inputs).
Once information is input just click to payment page & confirm.

The Delivery
When this letter arrived it was in plain envelope so very discreet, inside was a red envelope with childs name printed on the front and sealed with wax effect stamp, which makes it look very authentic.

The Letter
Inside the envelope is a very well presented (with an eye for detail) letter addressed to named child, it uses all the information you gave during ordering and forms a beautifully designed letter that any child (or Adult) would believe is actually from Santa. The paper itself is good thick quality (the sort you would expect from Mr Claus) plus it also contains a certificate for being on the nice list & a colour-me-in "Santa Stop Here" sign. 

Personally I think this is a top class letter from Santa & any child would be overly joyed at Christmas to receive one (I know mine would), I personally think they keep the magic of Christmas alive (at least for another year) before our babies grow up and stop believing.

This was a premium letter and for the price of just £5.69 + free delivery it's well worth it.
Please take a look for yourself at;

You won't be disappointed, I know my kids won't be this Christmas. 

Hettie xXx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Playboy Makeup #PlayboyPinUpChallenge

recently received some Playboy makeup to do their #PlayboyPinUpChallenge 

I thought I'd go all out with the old fashion pin up style, with I think still gorgeous today.

I did use other makeup products 1st to create a base (foundation, blusher & eyeliner)

The Mascara
Colour - Black
Called Sleek & it's exactly that, it gives a elegant light look (not to clumpy which I do like) but perfect for everyday mascara,
Although I just applied 2 layers and was totally a different look (just my own preference).

The Lipstick
Colour - Centerfold Pink
This is a very brightly baby pink colour which I also don't usually use as I'm more a bright bold red type of girl but I might just be converted as this actually stays the same colour when applied to lips. The texture is very soft and creamy which made application easy. 

The Nail Polish
Colour -
Hawalian Babe
Now this is my type of nail polish, bright red and very glitz. Unfortunately I don't have my nail done so didn't get the same effect but will be using next week once nails are done (so come back for added pics) 

To be honest I never heard of Playboy branded cosmetics so was delighted to give them a try and they haven't disappointed. Although the mascara was to elegant for me with just one coat this wouldn't stop me buying again, as I love the effect after I applied two coats. The lipstick I wouldn't of ever dreamed of buying at shade of pink and once again it's changed my mind as it looks stunning on. Finally the nail polish is def one I will wear regularly as it's bright, it's red and it's very Glam.

I've really enjoyed this challenged and look forward to doing more in the future. 

The Final Look

Monday, 18 August 2014

Aloe Glorious (Forever Living)

When the lovely lady at ask me to review some more products obviously I jumped at the chance.

After my last post about the Forever Products was such a hit I was so excited to try some new makeup products.


Delicious Lipstick - Amethyst £16.64

Perfect Pair Eyeshadow - Ocean £18.90

Purple might be a bit shocking to some people but it's making a comeback & with celebrities daring to go bold why shouldn't we? 

I honestly don't mind bold/bright colours so this was no challenge for me and I got straight to it trying new styles and looks, some great some not so great lol.

What I found
1) The lipstick it's so smooth and creamy it just glides on with ease.
2) The colour lasts on both the eyeshadow & the lipstick (although I use more as I don't blot lips as I like the glossy look) 
3) The powder of the eyeshadow is also very light so you can build it up as much or as little as you like. 

I really like this lipstick & will now invest in the red colour and other products, I have never been disappointed with any product from this company so would definitely advise people to try for themselves :o) 

Twitter: @ForeverLivingMD

Some other pics I put together...
Lipstick (on own)

Lipstick (with glitter gloss overcoat)

Colour shades (light shadow/ dark shadow/ lipstick) 

Please go and at least give the website or twitter page a look, you won't be disappointed.
I'm going off to do some more experimenting with styles ;o) 

Hettie x 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

OOTD by Miss Luxe

Omg, can't believe I wrote this post back in May and forgot to press publish, I love this dress so much and am really gutted I didn't share with everyone sooner...

My OOTD is this stunning Audrey Hepburn Style dress from 

was so lucky to be picked as the winner of one of their amazing competitions on their twitter page @missluxe 

This dress is very comfortable to wear as well as looking absolutely stunning.
It's a good quality stretchy material that keeps it's shape unlike some I've worn that start to bag after an hour or so.

I would like to thank Miss Luxe for this beautiful dress and I look forward wearing many more items from their site as I know I can purchase with confidence.

Hettie x

Friday, 8 August 2014

Manuka Doctor

I recently purchased the Manuka Doctor 
Rejuvenating Face Mask in the travel size as there is such a big hype about Manuka Honey I thought I would try it for myself. 

Well firstly the smell is lovely (sometimes things don't always smell like expected), secondly the mask is creamy and velvety soft which glides over the face with ease.

Once applied you start to feel it tighten and tingle slightly, then sit back and relax (I was in a bath), after about 5mins I washed it off and am amazed at how soft my face felt without having to moisturise 1st.

My photos don't show how amazing my face felt but thought I would upload anyway to show how light the mask is (hardly notice it) and the slight glow the pic has captured.  

(Excuse the hair also had a hair mask in)

I for one will be buying the full size for myself and would advise anyone to give this a try for themselves. 
At a great price of £7.99 for a set of 3 travel size products its worth it (I'm yet to try the others).
Online here:

Many Thanks
Hettie x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fresh Start

I have recently tried the new Fresh Start tablets that claim to stop you feeling hungover the next day.
Each box contains 2 x500mg capsules
Recommended intake is 1 or 2 capsules before you start drinking

I actually only took 1 as it was my 1st time taking them and wanted to see how it worked for me as everyone is different.
I'm not gonna lie I didn't hold back on my drinking, it's been awhile since I been out so I let my hair down. ;o)
Upon waking the next day I was pleasantly surprised that I only had a slight headache and not the usual banging headache or run to the bathroom (hide face). I came downstairs to my husbands usual weekend fry up smell which I'm usually very sensitive too but not this day. My only downfall this Sunday was I was tired and my feet were hurting. (Dancing in heels)
My Sunday consisted of me cooking a full roast dinner for 6 and baking a cake for pudding, whilst my friend who didn't take any Fresh Start & drunk the same amount as me, felt crappy all day. 

This little pill worked amazing for me and I only took 1, I will definitely be recommending to everyone before a night out and also ordering mine by the crate.

Prickly Pear                                         100.00mg
Magnesium Stearate (veg source)        100.00mg
Silicone Dioxide (sipernat 22s)             10.00mg
Gelatin Capsule                                   96.00mg
Microcrystalline Cellulose                     194.00mg

Fresh Start can be contacted via 
Twitter: @FSCapsules

This is my new drinking partner and from now on I won't be having a messy night out without it, their definitely worth at least a try. 

Love Hettie x

Monday, 23 June 2014

Baked Beauty by Me

I've recently started a business called Baked Beauty, this is a mobile spray tanning service which was all made possible when I won a competition from Fake Bake to win a place on their 1st bootcamp training.
This was a one day intense course learning lotion and spray tanning as well as Fake Bake's history and products.
I really enjoyed the day with 3 other girls and feel I have gained so much more info into Fake Bake and tanning in general.

I'm happy to say I past and am now on the start of my journey to build a successful buisness offering spray and lotion tans either at my home or at the clients home.

I hope in the future to expand my treatments to waxing, make-up, hair styling and many more beauty treatment but don't wanna rush it. (Rome wasn't built in a day as they say) 

But I hope to bring you updates on how it's all going very soon.

Love hettie

For more info & deals please go to @bakedbeautybar on twitter :o)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Karma Clothing

I entered a competition a couple weeks ago to win an amazing 10 items, never did I think I would win.
So imagine my surprise to receive a message 2 weeks later saying I had won but not claimed (due to no internet), I clearly was so pleased not to of missed it..
My parcel arrived very quick and I was like a kid at Christmas :o) 

On opening I was so happy as there was lots of lovely goodies.
Here are some of my beautiful items 

Tartan Leggings (Personally my Favourite) 

A Beautiful Summer Maxi Dress

My Very Comfy Onesie 

And 3 Tee's which are perfect for summer (Skull, Keep Calm & Riri)

Stunning Light Weight Jumper 

also received a lovely little LYDC bag and a crop top that was perfect for my gym bag (plus more) 

I am so pleased with all my gifts (not just because I won them either) but because they are all good quality and stylish.
I have had many compliments on my clothing.

I will be placing an order very soon and would suggest every to Check Out their website 

So finally all I have to say is a massive THANK YOU to....