Posts Tagged ‘Boots’

posted by on Bourjois, Nails, Nails of the Day


bourjoisdot_1There aren’t many beauty products which are genuinely worth getting excited about but this nifty nail art dotting tool from Bourjois is the flavour of the month (for me).

I’m last to the party of nail art designs so to get my hands on a tool that simplifies the skill is a pretty big deal. Bourjois has designed its own nail art dotting tool and in seconds you can add a twist to your manicure – no patience required either. You just dip the tool into a nail lacquer of your choice and dot away. The tool cleverly distributes the dots evenly too. No more trying to use the corner of a brush and being left with blobs!


The tool has two different rounded ends so you can create all kinds of imaginative designs. I kept it very simple with an accent nail but now I’m confident to venture further and try something crazy.


I used Bourjois’s brilliant 1 Seconde Nail Enamel polishes new shades In The Navy and Turquoise Block, which are a breeze to use with their fan-sized brush for precise application. These polishes never fail to deliver a perfect application every time plus the opacity and quality is superb, and ideal for nail art designs.

I love how Bourjois always goes that extra mile in creating fashionable beauty at affordable prices and this nail art dotting tool is no different at only £3.99. However it isn’t available at the usual outlets – you can only buy this on Amazon or ASOS. You can buy the 1 Seconde Nail Enamel polishes from the likes of Boots and Superdrug though. I believe the new shades will be available some time this month priced at £5.99 each.

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posted by on Boots, Hair, Shampoo / Conditioner



James Brown, from what I know of, is a famous hair stylist with famous friends like Kate Moss. (No, he’s not the deceased soul brother singer). The UK JB and KM hail from the same home town of Croydon and since 2007 James has also had his own product range sold in Boots.

The Colour Enhance Shampoo (£6.12/250ml) and Conditioner (£6.12/250ml) are the latest products to hit the shelves of Boots formulated to brighten and revitalise colour treated locks. The special formula contains sunflower extract and vitamin E to help brighten and maintain colour and cuticle-smoothing milk proteins to help reduce static and shine.

Hmm, yeah I admit that is all double Dutch and what you want to know is, does it work? Well colour fades with washing, even with colour enhancing shampoos and conditioners. I noticed a loss of colour when I washed my hair with these products, and my tresses were coloured about 3 weeks ago.

I also found the formula was a little rich for my porous hair, and I make sure I don’t shampoo more than once, which is the advice given with the Colour Enhance duo. It also states to leave the shampoo in the hair for 2 minutes. I don’t have a stop watch in the bathroom so all this timing malarkey is extra faffing.

It is an affordable range and it has a name tagged to it but that’s as far as things go. I’m sure it works better for others, it’s just not for me.

All James Brown products are available exclusively from larger Boots stores nationwide and online at

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Smashbox BFF


posted by on Boots, Smashbox


Everyone loves a freebie and you would be hard-pushed to find anything better than what Smashbox is offering this month.

Until 31st December step up to any Smashbox counter in Boots stores with your BFF (if you’re a bonafide urbanator, you’ll know that’s your Best Friend Forever) for a make-up session courtesy of Smashbox and register both your details to receive your FREE kit*.

This cute kit contains the following key Smashbox products:

  • Photo Finish Foundation Primer 7.lml
  • Photo Finish Lid Primer 0.5ml
  • Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx 0.8g
  • Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout 4ml
  • Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume 4.2ml

If you’ve never tried Smashbox, then this kit is the perfect stepping stone.

Smashbox Cosmetics is available on, and Boots stores nationwide.

*Customer registration required (including postal address) following a makeup session. One Try It Kit per customer, whilst stocks last. Closing date 31st December 2012. Your Try It Kit will be delivered within 6 weeks of the closing date.

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