Wednesday 21 March 2012

Ciaté Caviar Manicure

Being the magpie that i am, I’m attracted to pretty colours and all that glimmers and sparkles.

I felt the familiar twinkle in my eye and the slightly faster heartbeat in my chest when i saw these yesterday.
From Ciaté comes the innovative Caviar Manicure (£18)

 The stunning Caviar like pearls can be applied over any Ciaté Paint Pot colour to create the ultimate luxe 3D manicure. 

  I don’t know about you but i cant stop staring at the pretty multicoloured ones! 

 The Ciaté Caviar Kit is available in three colours, Black, White and Multicoloured and  includes everything you will need to create a professional result at home.

 Available from the Ciaté website from March 26th, these are guaranteed to sell out fast so make sure you get in quick!

Tuesday 20 March 2012

1 Word. Lanolips™

While i like to think that i manage to stay ahead of the beauty game, from time to time an amazing brand or product slips through my net.

Lanolips™ is one of those brands.

 (FYI- Lanolin (the main ingredient in the Lanolips™ range) is a natural substance taken from freshly shorn sheep’s wool.)

Sounds gross, feels amazing!

Indeed their hero product, their 101 Ointment (£11.22) is 110% pure, 100% natural, 100% fragrance free, Vegetarian and baby friendly and hold up to 200% of its weight in moisture. Oh, it’s also a multi award winning product too.

I had a play around with Lanolips™ Lip Ointment with Colour SPF (£8.16) and found i had fallen in love with the brand.

Lanolips™ Lip Ointment with Colour SPF (£8.16) In Rose & Sunshine

*As voted 10/10 by The Times UK* Rediscover the magic of lanolin in this heavy-duty, natural & multi-award winning ointment range like no other. The purest of pure wonder ointment, with over 60% Ultra Pure Grade Lanolin, colour, vitamin E & SPF 15.

The formula is deliciously thick and moisturising. Once you pop it on your lips you needn’t worry about licking it off and needing to re-apply again after 5 minutes. 

Lanolips™ Lip Ointment with Colour SPF (£8.16) In Rose

 This ointment stays put, moisturising your lips while adding a pretty, subtle sheen.
As you can see from the swatches, the more ointment you use the deeper the colour you get.

Lanolips™ Lip Ointment with Colour SPF (£8.16) In Sunshine
Based on the Lanolips™ signature medical grade Lanolin, the added shea butter, cocoa seed butter, wheat germ oil and other rich natural oils create a unique protective veil over the hands and offer deep, continual nourishment. 
Lanolips™ Rose Balm for very dry hands and nails (£8.99)

The balm is a beautiful pastel pink with a subtle aroma of rose. and like the ointment, it’s rich and thick in consistency.

A little goes a long way with this balm, but don’t worry it isn’t greasy. Immediately after applying the balm my hands felt soft and moisturised without being sticky or greasy.

The Lanolips™ range is available at and Boots stores nationwide.

Monday 19 March 2012

Avon Pro Enamel Nail Polish

Like many of us I spent yesterday with my mum celebrating Mother's Day. 

We had a lovely day and finished it off with a cup of tea and some amazing homemade cupcakes!

Pastel's are really on trend this summer and the blue, yellow, pink and green sprinkles adorning the top of the luscious butter-cream inspired me

I headed home to give myself a manicure and decided to take my inspiration from the sprinkles on my mum's cupcake to create a stunning look with a little help from Avon.

Avon Pro Enamel's secured iconic status in 2011 with one bottle selling every 10 seconds  and this year they're back and better than ever
Containing real diamond dust, calcium and keratin the improved advanced acrylic formula is said to increase nail  strength by 80%.
To create my  pastel cupcake sprinkle look , I used three of  their new shades- lemon sugar, sea breeze and pastel pink.

While I loved the colours , i felt that the formula left a little to be desired.

The pastel pink was the most difficult to use in that it ended up requiring four coats before it was no longer streaky. 

Lemon sugar and sea breeze were slightly better, however they also required about three coats to get the coverage and colour desired.

I love the colours and the final result, i just wish it hadnt taken so long to get the right level of coverage.

That said, it's common for really pale,pastel colours to require more than one coat so perhaps I'm being overly critical, what do you think?

Avon Pro Enamel are available from May in 12 glossy shades including clear and cost £6.

Friday 16 March 2012


Hi gorgeous people, to celebrate the fact that it's friday i have a little giveaway for you all!

Hidden in three of my posts is a picture of a fab new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter.

Find the 3 posts where the lip buttter's are hiding and then;

1 Tweet me @sarah_berryman1 to tell me you've found them

(But shhhhhh, don't tweet me where, you'll give it away!)

2. Email me your name and address as well as the links to the posts to; 

Three winners will be chosen at random from all the correct emails on Monday 19th March and the winners will be sent their very own Lip Butter!

It's as simple as that, so get hunting!

(Note: Links to the ACTUAL Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Post do NOT count) 


T's & C's

3 winners will be chosen at random from all the emails correctly identifying the 3 posts which feature the image of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter. Winners are unable to chose the colour of the lip butter they will be sent.

Dr Andrew Weil for Origins, Mega-Bright Skin Correcting Serum

Dr. Andrew Weil is a Harvard-trained medical doctor, botanist and world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine.

Origins is a brand that creates high performance natural skincare powered by nature and proved by science.
Together, they create the Dr Andrew Weil for Origins collection of products and Mega-Bright is their latest fab development!

 The deliciously fresh and light serum is designed to help correct uneven skintone, discolouration, age spots and post blemish marks.

The radiant power of nature’s Rosa Roxbrghii complex within the serum (no i don’t know what that is either) results in a brighter, more luminous complexion. 

 The serum is deceptive in that it feels thick when dispensed from the pump and yet when applied to your skin it sinks in easily and quickly to leave a fresh, bright complexion.

You may be able to see from the photo the ever-so-slightly iridescent glints within the formula which help to brighten your complexion .
 The serum smells divine and my skin was left glowing and feeling soft and smooth.

Granted i am only in my twenties and i imagine this product being aimed at an older age group, but i would definitely use this in any event for how soft and smooth it left my skin feeling.

Dr Andrew Weil’s Mega-Bright for Origins is available now from Origins priced at £46 for 30ml.

While you are on the Origins website why not enter their Mega-Bright competition  to win some fab prizes?

I have, so if you do pop over feel free to show some love and click on my Mega-Bright Item to vote for what makes my day Mega- Bright! (You can find me on the 'Most Votes' page) 

Thursday 15 March 2012

MeMeMe Arch Angel, Summer Chic Collection & Vitality Show Ticket Giveaway

Cult brand MeMeMe have got some gorgeous new launches this spring.

 I’d say i like their nail polish’s , but that would be a lie.

I LOVE them!

  The Summer Chic Mini Nail Collection comprised of 6 stunning polish’s includes one of their brand new shades, Pensive, which is a gorgeous, pale, aqueous blue.

I love the mix of 3 bright pastel colours and 3 muted tones, all of which are right on trend this spring.
The summer Chic Mini Nail Collection costs £14.99 which is a bargain when you think that a full size polish costs £4.50 alone.

  My favourite shades from the collection are of course the brand new Pensive, Alluring which is a pretty creamy mocha, Lyrical the lemon shade and Ambitious, the dusky pink.

Also in the collection is Spirited, a soft coral and Refined, a light grey.

What i love about MeMeMe’s polish’s is just how strong the colours are and how thick the formula is. Often, you’ll only need one coat and they are so shiny you’ll find yourself admiring your nails more than once a day!

The collection is available now from and will be launched in store and on the MeMeMe site in May.

Another new product for S/S is their Arch Angel tinted brow and highlighting cream duo.

 Packaged exquisitely like all of MeMeMe’s  products, Arch Angel allows you to shape and define your brows and then hi-light your brow bone to lift, accentuate and define your look even further.

The brow gel is a medium-dark shade which is applied with what resembles a mascara brush. The formula is light and easy to use, allowing you to tame and control your unruly brows while adding more definition.

   The hi-lighting cream is stunning and comes in a neutral, pearly shade to suit all skin tones.

As you can see from the swatches, once blended it allows your skin to catch the light to add a subtle glow to your look.

Available from 11TH April from the MeMeMe website and Superdrug , Arch Angel retails at £8.50. 

Have i whet your appetite yet?

Thought so, in which case enter my competition to win 2 tickets to the Vitality Show where MeMeMe are one of the exhibitors!

The Vitality Show is being held at Earls Court, London from the 22nd-25th March and is the place to be for all beauty lovers!

To win the tickets simply complete the following simple steps.

·       *  Follow I Am Fabulicious via google friends connect and leave a comment below with your contact details.

·      *   Head over to Twitter & RT the following;

#WIN Vitality Live tickets with @sarah_berryman1 and @mememecosmetics

The competition is open to UK followers only and a winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday 20th March.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Collection

Have you seen L’Occitane's gorgeous Cherry Blossom collection?

Delicate Cherry Blossom isn’t just a beautiful name for this new range but it also seems to describe the fragrance, if that’s at all possible!

While i love L’Occitane i can find that some of the ranges are a little too floral for my tastes. While some people may love this, im more of a sweet smelling girl myself.

Bath & Shower Gel £13 & Soap £3.50

 Delicate Cherry Blossom on the other hand, is the perfect blend of floral and sweet, with juicy scents of cherries but with a delicate floral undertone.


Hand Cream £13.50 and Shimmering Lotion £18

Perfect for mother’s day ( It’s this Sunday guys!)  Delicate Cherry Blossom is available in a generous gift box (£39) which any mum would be delighted to receive.

Petal Soft Body Cream £25

My favourite products from the range include the Petal Soft Body Cream (£25) which is deliciously rich yet soaks into your skin leaving it soft, smooth and moisturised.

Eau de Toilette, 50ml £29, 100ml £36

 I was pleasantly surprised by the eau de toilette (100ml £36)
9) which was delicately floral yet sumptuously sweet and i loved the solid perfume (£7.50) which allowed me top up the pretty scent throughout the day.

Solid Perfume £7.50

I also loved the Shimmering Body Lotion (£18) which left my skin silky soft, and due to the ever-so-slightly pearlescent shimmer within the lotion, left my skin glowing. 

The subtle pearly-glow created by the Shimmering Lotion, £18
The Delicate Cherry Blossom collection is available to buy now from L’Occitane.

(And here's a little pic of me spreading the word about the Enchanting Cherry Princess Collection ahead of Mother's Day!)


Tuesday 13 March 2012

DreamWeave Mascara

Meet you new favourite mascara.

Allow me to introduce you to DreamWeave.

If your anything like me, you wont have heard of this product before which is a mascara brought to you by a brand called Derma-Re-Work.

Dubbed ‘ The eyelash extensions in a tube’ this mascara has a silicone formula which coats each lash with a ‘fibrewrap’, giving the wearer dramatically longer and completely smudge free lashes.

The magnet like formulation is said to lengthen lashes while simultaneously locking onto them to stop flaking and smudging, yet it can still be easily removed with any cleanser.

Im always on the hunt for fab mascara’s, they’re one of my most staple products and i am incredibly impressed by DreamWeave.

While the packaging is not particularly exciting, the saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ couldn’t be more true in this instance.

While i normally don’t like ‘comb’ type wands, this one was perfect- it didn’t deposit too much product onto my lashes and fanned them out to perfection, preventing clumping.


 Even when i added another coat they still didn’t clump.

 You only need to look at the before and after photos to see what a difference it made to my lashes.

Wave goodbye to falsies and extensions and say hello to dramatic length in one stroke.

DreamWeave Mascara costs a very reasonable £12 and is available from their website.

Monday 12 March 2012

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters

These bad boys already have a waiting list ahead of their arrival and I was beyond excited to try them out and i know that loads of you can’t wait to get your mitts on them too.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters are softening, smoothing and hydrating lip colours that moisturise and hydrate like a lip balm but offer the fab coverage of a lipstick.

Available in 14 shades and infused with mango butter, shea butter and coconut butter they are a real treat for your lips.

The lip butters are all naturally fragrant with Vanilla Absolute and offer an impressive medium coverage with a high shine finish.

I love this formula, its creamy and moisturising yet offers a really decent amount of coverage, just what you need to keep your lips beautifully soft.

The 14 strong collection ranges in colours from sheer hues to colour pops and vivid washes of high sheen, but these 3 are my personal favourites.

Cotton candy

 Never out of fashion, this girly shade offers a pretty pink which despite appearances is actually not too O.T.T due to its medium coverage and sleek shine.

Peach Parfait

The very colour that’s featured on the gorgeous Emma Stone, peach parfait is a beautiful, peachy shade which offers a lovely, subtle coral glow which is very on trend this s/s.

Strawberry Shortcake

As you can see ive already been wearing this gorgeous, pastel colour. A light application offers a pretty sheen where as thicker one see’s the colour come out more. Its the sort of shade which will look stunning on any skin tone.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters cost £7.99 each and will be available from Boots and Superdrug from March 19th.
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