Be Beach Beautiful!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Amy's currently off on her honeymoon, after her wedding earlier this week. - Congratulations Amy and I wish you all the best for the future!

Stay tuned for a giveaway accompanying the beach beautiful post, full of fantastic prizes including an Ice Watch!

Speak Soon!
Lucy Jo x

The Fragrance Shop's Golden Ticket Giveaway

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Leading fragrance specialist, The Fragrance Shop is giving customers another massive incentive to
visit their stores and online at between 30st August and 29th
September 2011 with the launch of their ‘Golden Ticket Giveaway.’

This will give customers have the chance to win one of five “money can’t buy” exclusive city breaks including the chance to...
  • See Beyoncé live in concert
  • Win an exclusive trip to Milan 
  • Bag yourself a helicopter ride to Monte Carlo Bay
All to celebrate top fragrances. 

1,000’s of other ‘must have’ prizes are also on offer including thousands of ‘Golden Ticket’ scratch cards, which will be in stores nationwide and are available on-line.

 (customers will be eligible for a card every time they spend £10 or more between 30th August and 29th September 2011.) 

It is said that every card is a winner with hundreds of runner-up prizes up and thousands of money-off vouchers!

Here is some more information about the top prizes...


To celebrate the launch of Beyoncé’s new and highly anticipated Beyoncé PULSE Fragrance - there’s an amazing prize for one lucky customer and a guest-of-choice to win the chance to see Beyonce live in concert in the United states!  This prize includes a flights, accommodation and spending money. 


 In celebration of the Giorgio Armani Code Sport launch there’s a fantastic trip to Milan, including flights, accommodation and spending money up for grabs. 


 In celebration of HUGO Just Different - there’s an amazing trip to Berlin to be won.  The trip is for 2 includes 4 nights’ accommodation, £1,000 spending money plus there’s £500 to spend in the Boss store in Berlin. 


In celebration of Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million and 1 Million for him there’s an amazing trip for 2 to Nice which includes an amazing helicopter ride to Monte Carlo Bay, 2 nights’ accommodation, £500 spending money and 200 euros to spend in local restaurants. 


Win a fabulous trip to the ATP World Tennis Tour in London (November 2011) courtesy of Lacoste Challenge. This amazing trip includes travel and accommodation. About Lacoste Challenge.

Runner-up prizes include £5 off vouchers against Calvin Klein and Joop Fragrances

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning these amazing prizes is spend £20 in store or online at They will automatically receive a golden ticket and winners of the 3 major prizes will be announced as and when they are won.

Good Luck Girls!

Speak Soon, 
Lucy Jo x

Vinyl Max Glossss

Monday, 22 August 2011
Ever wanted to go for full on red lips but didn't quite have the confidence? After opting for a lighter, less striking shade in the form of a hot pink, you decide you want more of a glossier, sheer finish? 

Well then Rimmel's Vinyl Max Lip Gloss is perfect for you...

It's got a bit of everything thrown in for good measure... 
Apply it lightly and you've got a high gloss, sheer, lip tint; add a bit more and sparkles of glitter start to show through, leaving a pigmented, glossy bright pink lip.

I tried shade 301 Addictive which I absolutely loved, and can't wait to see if the other shades are as good as this!

Another thing I must mention is the wand! Just look at it below compared with the standard (Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss) - it's huge!

Here are some swatches of the gorgeous gloss...

Thanks for stopping by! - Hope you like!

Speak Soon, 
Lucy Jo x

Fan-TAB-ulous... GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Here we are!
Your chance to win and test out Nailene's brand new Ultra Adhesive Tabs and a set of Nailene's Studio Nails of your choice...

How To Enter:

1. Make sure you are a follower of this blog via google friend connect. (top left-hand side)

2. Comment below stating which set of nail studio nails you would like if you win and include any links to extra entries. (seen below)

3. And leave a contact email address so that you can be contacted if you win!


For an extra entry either tweet
''Check out @lucyjosgems Nailene giveaway here: - Good Luck!''

and/or produce a post about the giveaway on your blog and link in the comments.

This giveaway will close 1 month today (14/10/2011) at 12.00PM GMT

*open worldwide*

Good Luck!!

Speak Soon, 
Lucy Jo x

Fan-TAB-ulous... review

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Recently I have been trying out Nailene's new Ultra Adhesive Tabs.
These are an acetone and glue -free stick on accessory, perfect for giving yourself that gorgeous manicure with minimal fuss or mess.

And I have to say, that claim is absolutely correct they are easy to apply, and look like regular falsies without the added nail damage :)

Here they are out of the packet, and as you can see they are completely clear and so there will be no difference between the finished look, whether you use tabs or glue..

Here is a quick how-to using  theirNail Studio Nails...

1.  You will need: one pack of Nailene's nail studio nails - mine are Petite French 71249, a nail file (I am using the one included with the nails, but feel free to use any), tweezers, ultra gel tabs, & scissors/nail clippers.

2. Shape your nails into a comfortable size and buff the tops to remove any oils, dirt or ridges. Then grab your falsies and measure up the perfect size ready for application later on!

3. After you have filed your nails, you will need to decide which tab to apply. Choose the correct size by placing the tabs over your nail to see which has the best fit. one tab mus fit the majority of the nail but not touch the cuticle.

4. Once you've decided on which will fit best, peel it off gently with your tweezers and place it onto the nail, careful not to touch the cuticle.

The tabs come on a peel-off sheet, making them easy to apply straight to the nail. - no mess, no fuss - fabulous!

5. Using your scissors or nail clippers, cut off the excess of the tab that may be hanging over the edge of your nail.

Next you will need to press on your chosen nail, and voila! 
You’re done. Perfect looking nails in an instant.

They look fabulous and they claim to last for upto 5 days! However I found that after 3 they did start to move around and bubble a little.

As you can also see in the picture below a sort of white line emerged around the edge of the nail.

Now its your turn! Stay tuned for a giveaway in which you'll have the chance to win one of 4 Nailene kits including a set of tabs and nails.

Speak Soon,
Lucy Jo x

Sunday, 14 August 2011
Sorry sorry sorry. Yes I know it's been two whooole weeks. But boy they've been good'uns.
Friday night saw me getting back from two weeks of sun, sea and sand. Well the first was rain, sea and sand, which was then promptly followed by the second which was lovely. 

I have to admit, I completely forgot about the blog for about a week whilst I was away - then the revelation that yes, I did have a blog, and that I have 16 followers, which may not even compare to the likes of others who have a-thousand-and-something peoples reading their words, who I didn't even line up scheduled posts for, filled me with some sort of regret. And so I set about trying to find some way to give something back.

Waheey! A giveaway is definitely in order. That summer specials one I promised you? Yes its coming. Scheduled in for sometime next week. Trust me - it'll be here. 

*I promise!

But right now I will love you and leave you with a quick review of Nailene's new gel nail tabs... with a little extra surprise planted in there for good measure.

Speak soon, 
Lucy Jo x

Warehouse AW11

Thursday, 28 July 2011
Yes, I know, yet again this is another AW11 Collection post, however I love finding out what is due to hit our high street stores this season!



Finally, I absolutely love this coat! A quick look on Warehouse's website tells me that it has not yet reached our stores. so I shall have to wait... Have a lovely week :)
Speak Soon,
Lucy Jo x

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