Thursday, 26 July 2012

Upcoming Posts.


Quick post right now, I'm quite ill at the moment. I was due to undergo surgery on Wednesday 25th July but unfortunately had to reschedule due to health issues. Basically the anaesthetist said if they put me to sleep for the operation while I had this infection I'd end up in intensive care and I really didn't want that, I mean, how can I blog if I'm in there?!

So, if there is a lack of posts with pictures or in general then I apologise massively! 

I have a small list of upcoming posts for you guys just to give you a little idea of what to expect in the coming months! I'd also like for you to leave comments below telling me what you would like to see! =) 
  • empties
  • desk organisation
  • A/W 2012 wishlist
  • room decorating series
  • bookcase organisation 
  • reviews 
  • Clinique 3 Step Skincare
  • skincare routine
  • OOTN - Cousin's Wedding
  • bedroom decor haul
  • back to school haul

hope your all looking forward to these posts and honestly any input you have would be gratefully appreciated!

Geordie Beauty Junkie 

ELF Competition!

So, I entered a competition ELF (Eyes Lips Face) were holding on their Facebook page giving a chance to win one of the new products from the USA! 

I was immediately intrigued by this competition because I have never got around to trying anything from ELF before so when I seen this competition I dived right in!   

I checked the page this morning to see if there was a winner announcement and I was one of the three winners! YAAAAAAAY!

I will let you guys know as soon as it arrives what my mystery product is! 

Have you got any recommendations for ELF products for me to try? 

Geordie Beauty Junkie xxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Soap and Glory: Glad Hair Day Review

Hello there Junkettes!

This is my first review! Yay! Let's get right in!

I decided to review the Soap and Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo and Intensive Conditioner

According to the webpage, the shampoo, can give your moody mane the heave-ho. In addition to this there is a bunch of fruity fragrances with an added boost of peach! The smell is that of all Soap and Glory products which I absolutely love, however the shampoo itself isn't very good, in my opinion. The gel formula really enticed me but when lathering on the hair and scalp it just didn't perform to what I was expecting. It didn't make me feel like my hair was very clean so I used an additional shampoo on top of it. Everything about the product was cute except I really wouldn't pay the full price of £5.50. I got the sample 50ml tube which I got for £2.50. Overall the product smells nice, feels nice and looks nice but the performance isn't up to the price of the product!

Next, conditioner! Now, this is a different story. 

Again I purchased the small 50ml travel sized for £2.50 from Boots. The smell of this product is different to that of the shampoo. On the description it says that there is White Peach and Sweet Banana which I think makes it smell amazing! It is a really thick formula which is supposed to tame and manage thick and damaged hair. My hair is really thin but unbelievably frizzy and after just one use of this, I applied it generously and left it on while I exfoliated, I could see a big difference in the amount of frizz my hair had generated. My hair is naturally wavy and the conditioner helped to define the curls a lot more. 

Overall, the shampoo isn't brilliant but the conditioner is ah-mazing! 

Let me know what you think? Have you got differing opinions?

Geordie Beauty Junkie! xxx

Monday, 23 July 2012

I graduated!

I have been deliberating writing this post because it isn't fashion or beauty related but I thought I'd let you have an insight into my life. 

On Monday 9th July at 14:50 I became a Graduate of a Foundation Degree in Children and Young Persons. 

These pictures just give a small glimpse into my day and hopefully show what you can achieve if you work hard and put your everything into achieving better. 

Have you graduated? How do you feel?

Geordie Beauty Junkie xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Cheap Make-Up!

Hello there Junkettes! 

So, this post is about an amazing website I found via a friend which sells make-up, hair care, skin care and perfumes at ridiculous prices!

I've been having a look on the website this morning, trying to restrain myself from buying goodies, because I'm on a spending ban. (super sad face D= ) 

I want you guys to be able to get the best deals so make sure you check out this website for brands such as:
  • MAC 
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Rimmel
  • Maybelline
  • Loreal
  • OPI
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Gilette
  • Benefit
  • Batiste 
  • Juicy Couture 
and many more!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your lazy Sunday!

Geordie Beauty Junkie xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012

What's inside my make-up bag?

Hello there Junkettes! 

my make-up bag is home to products for the following reasons:
  • in case I end up staying out
  • ease of access within my bedroom 
  • if I go out without make-up on and want to put make-up on
  • I want to touch up my make-up throughout the day

Starting with face products, I have:
  • Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation - Light Pink
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair 
  • Garnier Roll On Anti-Dark Circles - shade 01
  • Victoria Beckham Blush - unsure of shade
  • Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder 
  • Benefit High Beam Mini's

I apologise  for the pictures! It's late and my camera is ridiculous, additionally, I am still learning how to position pictures in a rather attractive manor! 

Next is my eye make-up!
  •  Front Cover Freedom Palette - Powder Puff, Twinkling Gold, Moonstruck & Black Ink
  • Sleek i-Divine Palette - Ultra Mattes V2
  • MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study
  • Bourjois Eyeshadow - Shade 8
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Sin
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara - 01 Black 
  • YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara - 1 
  • Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner - Cosmic Brown
  • Revlon Eyebrow Styling Gel

Finally, LIPS!! 
  • YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - 29
  • YSL Volupte Sheer Candy - 2 
  • YSL Gloss Volupte - 2
  • Avon Lipgloss

So, that's what is in my make-up bag! For reviews on any of the above mentioned products, please leave a comment below and I will get onto it right away!

Love, Geordie Beauty Junkie! Xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Today...I saw the Queen!

Hello there Junkettes! 

Today's post is a little different from my past posts. It is in no way, fashion or beauty related. However, today I saw the Queen! 

Here is where you learn something new about me! I am a massive Royalist! I know a lot of people dislike the Royal family and don't understand their place in society. I think the Royal family are awesome!

So, anyways, today the Queen was passing through Newcastle on her way to some North East visits. One main passing point was the Corner House junction on the Coast Road. I was in the area and decided to go join in with the festivities. I went to line up behind the barriers and got handed a Union Jack flag which I excitedly waved. There were lots of Primary School children and a Combined Cadet Force from a local high school. The passing of the Royal car took a little while because the previous engagement ran over the allotted time making others late. I do have a video which I will try and post at some point but still trying to figure out how to edit videos and such, so bare with me! 

This is a photo my sister took for me of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip. She was wearing a lovely peach ensemble and looked positively radiant! 

Overall for me, it was an amazing day!!! 

Sorry for this random post! 

Love, Geordie Beauty Junkie xxxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Second Hand Fashion!

Hello there Junkettes!

Just a quick little post this morning to let you all know about something I think everything is a little sceptical over. Second hand fashion items!

Now I know what a lot of people are thinking! OMG they're used!? Eww! Well yes, they are used but however in the current economic climate, recycling is becoming more and more necessary and popular. Sites such as Ebay, Gumtree and Facebook hold host to the selling/swapping of unwanted fashion items. These sites are a fab alternative to the sometimes dreaded Charity Shop! You can find some real steals on sites such as the above and I have some examples!! 

I will add pictures a little later on, however for now I will leave a little list.

  • Juicy Couture Daydreamer Handbag (authentic, I checked for all tell tale signs) - £16 - Facebook Cheap Clothes Shop
  • Jack Wills T-Shirts - £10-£16 - Ebay 
  • Louis Vuitton Bag - £39.99 - Ebay 
  • Coast Dress - £6 - Charity Shop
I hope this post helps someone to realise there is a lot more than meets the eye to Second Hand fashion items. 

Love, Geordie Beauty Junkie! xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Make Up Bargains!

Hello there junkettes! 

This post was promised to be on Soap and Glory but I treated myself at the weekend to something truly amazing and I just had to share! First off I am sorry about the camera quality photos! They're awful but they'll do until I save for a new camera! 

The first item I got is the Luxurious Mascara & Eye Make-Up Remover Duo which is a Limited Offer purchase. I couldn't find it on the internet but if you look in your local large Boots store you may find it. It's original price was £37 and I bought it for £18.50. The packaging is really luxurious however it is very reflective which you can see in the photographs! (Sorry for the bedding!)

This box is hiding a 100ml bottle of Eye Make-Up Remover Bi-Phase and the Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

The packaging of the mascara is amazing. The box is cardboard and is gold and reflective just like the outside boxing. The only difference I've noticed is the colouring on the YSL logo. I have used the mascara and have to say although it is good, I feel there are better cheaper alternatives. The eye make-up remover however is absolutely amazing! I fell in love, it didn't sting my eyes, it took off the make-up without having to rub or scrub and it left my eyes feeling soft and really moisturised. 

My next bargain is the Gloss Volupte Sheer Sensual Gloss Stick in Shade 2 - Chilled Raspberry. This retails at £22 but I got it on sale for £10.50. The colour is a lovely hot pink but due to the sheerness of the product it does not have the same pigmented pay off on the lips. The gloss itself is really smooth and feels really nice on the lips. 

The packaging of this gloss is a shiny gold finish which feels quite heavy and shows the colour on a small band around the middle. 

Overall I think the Yves Saint Laurent beauty products I got at Boots in the MetroCentre are the best buys I could ever get because I didn't even think the high end brands did sales! 

Geordie Beauty Junkie! xxx


Hello there Beauty Junkette's! This is my first post on my new blog!

In the near future there will be lots of wonderful posts for you to read letting you know one girl's opinion on new or old products. I love to find a bargain so look out for haul posts letting you guys in on freebies or really good bargains I find!

Let me know what kind of products you wish for me to review. My first post will be on a little Soap and Glory fave of mine!


love Geordie Beauty Junkie .x.