One Redhead's Blog About All Things Makeup, Fashion And Beauty Related

One Redhead's Blog About All Things Makeup, Fashion And Beauty Related

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Daydreams and Sunbeams!

Hello lovelies,

Just a quick post to let you all know that I now have a new blog titled 'Daydreams and Sunbeams'. This will be where I can talk about anything and everything from my daydreams, interests, ideas etc. It's brand new so there isn't much on there at present but hopefully it will take shape very soon!

Ruth's Reflection will still be here but my twitter name has changed to DaydreamSunbeam!

Thanks for all your continued support!

Love and Tickles



Thursday, 26 May 2011

Message In A Bottle...

Hello lovelies,This feels very strange writing on my blog after such a long time and I apologise for my lack of regular posts (please forgive me!)

Things have been rather hectic lately and then experiencing technical difficulties hasn't helped either!

It was just to say that I am still around and will be trying my utmost to keep the posts coming for you all!

I have been thinking of launching a Summertime Giveaway if I reach 200 followers so watch this space folks!

If there is anything that you would like to see more of on my blog then please let me know as I would love hearing from you all! You can get in touch with me via my Twitter, leave a comment or email me!

Hope you're all well and I'm enjoying catching up on all your beautiful blogs!

Love and Tickles



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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Spa Day with Wahanda

Hi Lovelies, sorry for my recent absence, blame it on technical difficulties! I was very fortunate to be given some Wahanda vouchers lately for a day of pampering. I went to the Living Well spa at the Hilton in Sheffield with my lovely sister May and we had a really nice day of girly pampering.

The lovely staff at the spa were very attentive, checking we were enjoying the day and keeping us supplied with drinks. The luxury pedicure was my first treatment and Abby looked after me. I had a delicious mint foot scrub and and foot wrap before she painted my nails with a Jessica polish.

Next I had a luxury manicure, which included a full hand scrub and hand wrap, my cuticles were given some much needed attentions and my nails looked fab painted with Jessica's 'So LA' polish which I loved so much I had to buy my own bottle! (Abby was even kind enough to redo my nails after I accidentally bodged them!)

Finally I had a back neck and shoulder massage, I was asked if there were any areas I would partcularly like to work on which was lower back, however a thorough job was done for all areas and I was. The room was very relaxing, with lighting and music that really helped with the mood, and the whole spa was clean and well presented. The day was finished off with a complimentary lunch which was delicious!

Thanks to everyone at Living Well Sheffield and if you fancy your own spa day or treating a special someone to a pampering treat you can go to the Wahanda site to purchase vouchers.

Anyone else been to a spa lately? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Love and Tickles



Saturday, 26 February 2011

With Love Accessorize Primer!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Hope you're all enjoying the start of your weekend!

Today I wanted to share with you a quick post about the With Love Accessorize Primer that I recently purchased from the new With Love makeup range!

I have really started getting into their new range after I tried out their nail polishes and loved them!

The very pretty packaging drew me in and wouldn't look out of place on my dresser but I really liked how silky smooth the primer made my skin, minimising skin imperfections and keeping my makeup staying put all day.

This little beaut is priced at £9.00 and comes in a 30ml bottle but I have found with this product that a little goes a long way and doesn't make your face greasy.

You can use either use this product alone to even skin tone and reduce shine or under makeup to give you a flawless finish!

Have you tried this or anything else from the With Love range? Let me know in a comment!

Love and Tickles



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

My Nail Of The Day!

Hello lovelies,

Hope you're all having a super day!
Today I'm showing you my nails of the day with a colour I'd never really seen before! It's the School Skirt shade in the With Love range from Accessorize! I'd never tried any of their nail polishes before but I absolutely love this grey shade and I'm excited to try other colours they have as well!

It comes in a 10ml bottle and costs £4 which I think is a really good price. It dries quickly and leaves a high gloss finish so I'm not needing to use a top coat to add shine.

I really love this polish and it's a perfect shade for this time of year!

Anyone else tried the With Love range? What did you think?

Love and Tickles



Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Clearer Skin with The Beauty Works Clear Zone!

Hey lovelies,

Hope you're all well!
The other week I was asked by the lovely Natalie from The Beauty Works to review ClearZone from their range. I was very excited to try this product out as I do suffer from blemishes from time to time particularly on my cheeks and chin which can often lead to me feeling self concious and always wanting to cover it up.

Clear Zone produces Ozone with a High Frequency current which effectively sterilises the skin, prevents oiliness, dries spots, kills bacteria leaving your skin clearer, with a healthy glow.

First impressions of Clear Zone was that I thought the product looked really neat and very well made. It was all compact which makes for easy carrying around when needed. Opening the lid transforms into a mirror and inside is the appliance which comes with a lens (which lights up when in use) used for the quest to clearer skin!

It also comes with an instruction guide so you know exactly what to do!

Once plugged in, you can rotate the Intensity Control clockwise to select how much intensity you want depending on your skin. You then gently glide the lens over the skin allowing the Ozone to be produced. (The higher the intensity the more you should be able to smell the Ozone, it's like being at the seaside!)

You can either do it all over the face as a general routine or if like me you suffer from specific blemishes, you gently hold the lens over the blemish for a couple of seconds close to the skin until a 'zapping' effect is heard. This is in no way painful and is effective in getting rid of those annoying spots!

I had to use this for a couple of weeks but as a result my skin looked a lot clearer. I do still have the odd spot now and again but it is a real improvement from what I had before and the spots I do have are no longer as red or as big.

I am overall impressed with this product. It's a method I had never used before but now that I have I would be keen to continue with it.

Anyone else used anything similar? How did it work for you? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Love and Tickles



Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sweet Dreams With Johnson's Dreamy Skin Facial Night Moisturiser!

Hey lovelies,

Hope you're all having a terrific Thursday!

Today I wanted to share a quick post with you on Johnson's Dreamy Skin Night Moisturiser for the face!

Since I've been using this dreamy cream my skin has been radiant, soft and moisturised and the moonflower-enriched fragrance 'known for it's relaxing properties' is perfect to help you get a good night's sleep!

It's rich and creamy formula is light and easily absorbed into the skin and in the morning my skin feels a lot softer and smoother!

This has to be one of my favourite night creams I've used and definately has the best fragrance!

Has anyone tried anything from the Dreamy Skin range? Did it give you dreams or nightmares? Leave a comment and let me know!

Nighty night!

Love and Tickles



Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Here Are A Few Of My Favourite Things...!

Hey my lovelies,

Hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday!

So I thought with it being a brand New Year I would do a quick post about some products I really enjoyed using in 2010! It will be interesting to see what items will catch my attention this year!

This is in no particular order but first:

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo - This has been my staple must-have and have used plenty of this over last year. It's perfect for those quick fixes, smells great, my favourite being a toss up between Boho and Tropical and getting them in travel size means I can always have it with me! I look forward to seeing what other scents will be brought out in the future!

2. Erase Paste - I think this has to be my favourite concealer and have used plenty over 2010. I only need to use a little bit and the creamy consistency covers blemishes and dark circles a treat!

3. Prestige Skin Loving Mineral Foundation - I really enjoyed using this product and am using it under my liquid foundation to keep it put for longer and as a result have also had clearer skin. Will be adding this to my list to buy again when it runs out!

4. Ecotools Brushes - I love using this product as the brushes are really super soft and natural. I have the powder, blush and eyeshadow brush and it's made applying my makeup a lot easier! I will definately be adding to my Ecotools collection!

5. Maybelline Eye Definer Liquid Eyeliner - Sometimes it's fun to create really dramatic eyes or adding feline flicks and I've found using this product really easy to do. With the pen style eyeliner it makes applying it neat and precise making bold, beautiful eyes!

What products were your favourites in 2010? Leave me a comment let me know!

Love and Tickles



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Monday, 10 January 2011

Lasting Performance, Lasting Impression

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you're all having a marvellous Monday!

I had bought a new foundation a while ago and had been meaning to do a post about what I think is a super find! Max Factor's Lasting Performance Foundation!

Typical scenario, pale skinned girl looking for an equally pale foundation and after countless trials and testers, still no joy! Until that is I came across this beaut!
I am always on the look out for a new foundation that not only gives great coverage but that doesn't always make me look a much darker shade. I had for a while tried Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation in Shell and for a while I thought I had hit the jackpot, the coverage was ideal but after a while I soon realised that the shade was slightly darker than my skin tone and also rather masking!

Max Factor's Lasting Performance does exactly what it says on It lasts all day, without going patchy or dry my skin out as few others can do. The colour (100 Fair) is a pretty spot on match for my skin and covers blemishes and red areas a treat! I really liked this product as the coverage was high but without making my face, heavy, masking or dull.

It got even better when it cost £9.99 from Boots! I had also cut down on how much I spent compared to other premium brand foundations I had tried in the past!

I tried to do a swatch but my camera wasn't picking it up very well on my hand so I'm showing you a snippet of my face with the foundation on. I haven't put anything on my neck so you can see how well it matches my skin tone.

So overall impression! Definately a lasting one! My favourite so far, I think I may have found my match!

Anyone else tried this? What did we think? Leave a comment and let me know!

Love and Tickles



Sunday, 2 January 2011

Out With The Old and In With The New!

Hey lovelies,

I would like to wish you all a fantastic New Year! And hope you make this year really special!

Definately got some New Year's Resolutions for this year including using up all my makeup until I run out and buy some more. I am a main culprit at getting sucked into those deals and end up bringing home extra mascaras, another set of foundation and eye shadow palettes to last a lifetime!

What are your Resolutions for 2011?

Love and Tickles