No7 Christmas Nail Polish Set

This Christmas I received a lovely present from my brother, I’m guessing his girlfriend chose it as it’s not really something a guy would think of but either way whoever got it I LOVE!

Now sadly I don’t know the price and I can’t see it on the site but they do sell the shades separately in store.

The Gallery

I have had the Vivid Violet on for 2 days and it has not chipped one bit, I have cleared the garage, painted, done DIY and general house cleaning yet it has held like the first day I applied it!

I wore Totally Teal for Christmas and although it didn’t have the same loongevity it was a gorgeous alternative to black or deep red.

Which would you try?

Available individually for £7 at Boots and Boots online


Trends: Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are the most versatile piece of clothing you can get, it’s an entire outfit in one and can be made to look like just trousers by layering on the upper half. The only down side is when nature calls…not so great. I found a great deep green dressy jumpsuit in Wallis a few weeks back and wore it for a night out with friends. The black one is a couple of years old from A/Wear. I love it as I can wear it during the day with flats or high heels on a night.

I wore the black one in my Christmas Eve make-up ideas tutorial and mentioned I would show it so here’s a few pics of my jumpsuits in action.


Cream jacket – H&M. Black glitter heels – Dorothy Perkins.

I forgot to take pics of the outfit on the night out so this is the only one that was taken. It looks really green in flash, it’s got a plunge neckline that requires tape!


Have you any great recommendations for jumpsuits?


Win 1 of 3 Brush Sets [CLOSED]

Tis the Season for giving so my gift to you is the chance of winning a Real Techniques brush set. There’s 3 up for grabs and entering couldn’t be easier.

How To Enter


FollowBeautySauce on Facebook

Like Lovemake_up

The guys at kindly sponsored these fantastic gifts for this giveaway.

  • Open 24th December 2011
  • Closes 7th January 2012
  • Open WorldWide
  • Winners will be selected at random

Please ensure you are following the rules as a new winner will be chosen if you don’t meet the guidelines.

All decisions are final, BeautySauce and reserve all rights.


Giveaway Winner Revealed

The winner has been announced for the Sparkly Giveaway…Congratulations to Rabia Bagurai.

I have another giveaway which is even more fantastic, I have 3 sets of the Real Techniques brush sets to give away to 3 lucky winners. The video is uploading as we speak and should be live soon.

To select todays winner I used randomiser to generate a number and whoever falls on that number wins, just incase anyone was unsure how it works I took a snap shot of the screen.

Thank you all for entering x


Video: Christmas Make-up Ideas

Merry Christmas to all my readers! This tutorial was created to give you some little inspiration for make-up ideas over the festive period as there’s many occasions to go out with friends and family. This one is a light smoky eye and deep lip, great for going out for a few sociables with people you might not have seen in months or even that special guy??

The Gallery

The Tutorial

Products Used

Barry M pigment 51
Illamasqua Hollow
Maybelline Gel eyeliner
Nouveu Mascara

Sleek Cherry
Prestige Bourdeux lipliner

Stila tinted moisturiser in medium
Chanel Bronze universal bronzer

Merry Xmas!!


Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Review

Vichy LiftActiv 10 Youth Enhancing Serum is the latest development from the Derm Source range, the say it’s a ‘powerful anti-wrinkle serum that leaves skin looking and feeling instantly transformed – wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels velvety smooth. Suitable for sensitive skin’

Another great feature is that the product is that it is Parben free and contains a secret ingredient Rhamnose, a naturally derived active ingredient found in a brazilian plant, helps stimulation and is capable of reactivating the youthful activity of the Derm Source creating a long-lasting lifting effect and anti-wrinkle action.

The LiftActiv Derma Source currently has 7 patents and numerous clinical tests. I was impressed by the 4-5 star average in the reviews on

Active Ingredients
– 10% Rhamnose, 5% Vichy Thermal Spa Water and 0.4 Hyaluronic Acid.

The results show that the Rhanose creates a long-lasting effect.
10 minutes for wrinkles to start to fade by 10% skin is 32% softer and its texture instantly smoother and more refined.
1 month long – lasting lifting effect and measurable action on 4 types of wrinkles. Up
to 27% reduction of wrinkles.

Price – £29.50

This is a sponsored post and not a review. Once I have tried the product I will write a personal review.


Video: A Light Festive Look With Burberry

Make-up Artist Wendy Rowe creates this simple make-up for the festive season. It’s almost like a ‘no make-up’ make-up with a light wash of colour. The lipstick is very sheer but has a glossy finish so if you are scared of full on lipsticks try sheer shades.

The Video


Style Diary #5

Who says that you can’t wear shorts in Winter?

Shirt – Newlook, Gilet – ASOS, Shorts – Newlook, Hat – Topshop, Shoes – Christian Louboutin

How would you style shorts this season?


A Sparkly Giveaway-[closed]

As it’s the season to be jolly I thought why not have a cheeky little giveaway!

I am giving one person the chance to win a cute package which includes a beautiful pearl nail polish by MyFace Cosmetics called Pearls and Diamonds and two glitters by BeautyUK in Black and Aqua blue.

What’s Inside?

How To Enter

  • Follow @BeautySauceUK on Twitter and tweet the following
  • “Win a little Christmas goodie bag with @Glitterdollz7 #gd7xmasgoodies”

This will run from the 17th December and will end Thursday 22nd, I will choose a winner once it has closed and get these posted off A.S.A.P.

Please let me know that you have tweeted by commenting below this post, also please make sure to use the # tag too as it will make it easy for me to find your tweet.

Good luck everyone.


Inside December’s Glossy Box

You know the score you subscribe and for £10 each month you get a box filled with 5-6 deluxe samples. Quite often you get samples that are full size and worth over £10 alone.

Enough of the chit-chat lets see what’s inside…

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The Breakdown

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish
Razzle Dazzle mini nail varnish with a stripped to go polish remover mitt.

FAB Face Cleanser
A mild, nourishing cleanser that’s ideal for all types. Calms redness and reduces skin reactivity with regular use.

CARGO Cosmetics
CARGO’S new Lip Gloss formulation.

Nouveau Lashes

Quick drying flake-free formula and dramatic volume from just one application.

Foaming shower gel that gently cleanses skin and leaves it soft and smooth.

As with every Glossy Box you get an information card which has links and codes to get you discounts and view the full range.

Visit Glossy Box

The box is a special feature for this month and as it’s festive why not use it as a gift box to place Christmas presents in this year.

Have you tried any of these products?


Medusa Makeup Brush Cleaner

Whether you’re a professional make-up artist or a general make-up wearer you will know the bane that is ‘brush cleaning day’ It’s the shear tediousness of standing washing each brush separately then having to scrub a scummy sink afterwards that makes me hate it.

Of course everyone might not have the same method but it seems quite a few people I know clean the brushes in the sink with baby shampoo which is soft but for me leaves loads of bubbles and leaves the sink a mess.

Today I tried some brush cleaner for the first time, I have had the Medusa’s Make-up brush cleaner for ages but for some reason never used it – silly mistake.

This tiny $6 bottle means business!

1-It cleans in seconds
2-Less water
3-Less mess
4-Shorter drying time

I placed 3 drops of solution in a jug with around 300ml of warm water. I submerged the bristles in the water and swirled around in the jug for a few seconds and like some kind of miracle it was clean. I had a brush with red pigment on and it took a quick swirl pat on the towel and re-swirl before it was clean!

I cleaned around 11 brushes in less than 5 minutes and placed them on a flat on a towel next to the radiator to dry which took less than an hour.

NEVER – Submerge the metal part of the brush as it will separate the wooden handle, only dip the bristles into water.
NEVER – Stand the brushes in a pot to dry after cleaning. If the bristles are facing the ceiling water will get trapped in the metal section and may loosen bristles or the handle. Putting brushes in pots facing down will ruin the shape of the brush.

I always reshape my brushes after cleaning then lie them on their side.

PLEASE NOTE – I just thought I’d add that as commented below I usually wash my brushes the night before a client then give a quick wipe over with MAC brush cleaner before I do the make-up. I wouldn’t just use either one on their own as even though the MAC brush cleaner is anti bacterial is sometimes doesn’t get the brushes really clean. As Andrea mentioned baby shampoo only cleans brushes and doesn’t disinfect so make sure you give them a wipe with a disinfecting cleanser prior to use.