Saturday, 31 March 2012

Revlon lip butters- Tutti Frutti and Cotton Candy

I finally bought some Revlon lip butters. I decided to try 2 colours first: tutti frutti and cotton candy.
They are both beautiful, look great on my lips and go well with my skin tone. I wasn't sure about the orange coloured Tutti Frutti, when I swatched it in Boots, but I am glad I bought it. It looks perfect on tanned skin :)
The Cotton candy is a lovely, delicate and shimmery pink. It is my favourite shade at the moment.
I like the packaging. It is sleek and simple and it matches the shade of each lipstick.
The lip butters feel great on my lips, leaving them soft and supple, they are highly moisturising and very pigmented. I absolutely love them! If you want some colour on your lips, but don't want to use a lipstick, lip butters are a perfect solution. You can get them in Boots for £7.99 each, or get them on the 3 for 2 offer. There is one thing I don't like about this product- you get a small amount of it. But I will be buying more shades anyway ;) Must have for summer! :)
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Friday, 30 March 2012

Launch of an on-line boutique- JIMMY AND HIS GIRL

Hi everyone!
Today I would like to show you 2 beautiful items I received from Jimmy & His Girl.
The shop launched today and if you use a code  'OPENING' you will get a 10% discount on your purchases.
I received this gorgeous leaf ring, that can be worn in two ways and looks absolutely beautiful. You can get it here.
I also received a lovely silver shamballa  bracelet. It is a perfect addition to any outfit. You can get it here.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

NOTD-mint,blueberry ice cream and glitter + a sneak peek of tomorrows post

I was a busy bee today :) I went on a little shopping spree and to a family barbecue- first one this year. Yummy!
Good news-I ordered the Naked 2 palette for my giveaway from House Of Frasers to make sure it is genuine! There is too many fakes on ebay- beware!
I painted my nails with Barry M in mint and blueberry ice cream to match the ring I will be featuring in my post tomorrow.
To find out where to get this gorgeous ring, visit my blog tomorrow :)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Hallo my lovelies! Are you enjoying the sunshine? I am loving it! 
Today I am sharing my latest nail creation with glitter dust! It looks amazing in real life. I bought a set of nail art glitters in cute tiny bottles on ebay for 99p in 10 colours and I have been experimenting with them last week.
I love the effect. The glitter is a very fine powder/dust and it looks totally different than a normal glitter manicure. It is sparkly and matte at the same time.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

NEW IN- rope and charm bracelet/necklace from OASAP

Hello everyone!
I received this gorgeous multi-purpose bracelet last week from *
It was love at first sight. It is a very versatile statement piece.
I also received a nice bag, but I will include it in a separate post.
I love jewellery made of ropes and chains, so this piece quickly became one of my favourites!
You can wear it as a bracelet or a necklace, it looks great both ways.
The colours are perfect for spring/summer, neutrals mixed with mint and bronze, with gorgeous gold charms attached.
You can get it  here for $25 with free worldwide shipping.

Monday, 26 March 2012

NOTD- aztec/ geomeric print nails

I change my nail colour and design so often that I end up having about 5 posts waiting to be published :)
I think I will do a few nail designs in one post soon, because I don't want to add NOTD posts every day ;)
I am still experimenting with Konad, but I have got something totally different planned for next week. I can't wait to try it. It is a technique using crushed velvet flock and it looks absolutely amazing!

The aztec print is a big trend this spring, so I decided to go for something aztec inspired.
I also added little rhinestones, but they always fall off the same day, so I don't recommend that.

I used: Models Own in pastel pink and Rimmel in Black cherries
& KONAD M73 plate

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Hi everyone.

To celebrate my first big milestone I am hosting a special 1000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following my blog and for all your lovely comments - it means a lot to me.

The prize you can win is the gorgeous Urban Decay Naked 2 palette :)
I will be buying one of the palettes for myself soon, so I thought it will be nice to treat one of my lovely readers too :)

1.To take part in my giveaway-Follow The Black Pearl through GFC and leave a comment saying 
ENTER ME + your email address (1 entry) click here 


2.Follow The Black Pearl on Twitter and TWEET about my Giveaway (+3 entries) click here
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You can get a total of 10 entries! Please remember to leave a link to your tweet in the comment and your Twitter username. The same applies to Hellocotton, Facebook and Bloglovin.

-Giveaway is open internationally and ends at midnight on Sunday the 29.04.2012
-The winner will be chosen via and announced on Monday the 30.04.2012


Floral notd: red and gold

I can't believe it's Sunday again!!! Another beautiful and sunny day! I love spring weather.
I had a busy week, making jewellery, designing new necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I really want to start my own online jewellery store as soon as possible, but it is really hard to find time to do it.
Zachary is still a very well behaved baby and cut his 6th tooth this week :)

I hope you are having a lovely Sunday xxx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

DIY: Noir inspired neon and rhinestone necklace

Hallo my lovelies!
I hope you are having a lovely Saturday. It is really warm and sunny in Glasgow.
I was planning to add a NOTD post today, but I forgot that I had this one ready ;)
I made this necklace last week, when I was making my neon bangles. click
It is really easy to make, simply stitch the rhinestone necklace onto a shoe lace! ;) 


Friday, 23 March 2012


Hi everyone.
The product I am reviewing today is the famous Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser*.
I have seen this product on most beauty blogs and I am sure that you've read a few reviews on it already.
I was kindly sent this cleanser to review and I have been using it for over 2 weeks (morning and evening) and now I can share my opinion.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 100ml* £14.25 link

I received the 100 ml pump starter kit. It comes with a handy bag and 2 muslin cloths and retails at £14.25.  There is a wide selection of sizes available, starting from a 30ml tube with 1 muslin cloth for just £5.50. If you like "try before you buy" Liz Earle gives you the opportunity to buy a small tube at a reasonable price.

In the morning I massage the product onto dry skin and use the muslin cloth to polish it off, concentrating on my problem areas- nose, forehead and chin.  Quick splash of cold water to remove any leftover product, followed by a toner and a light moisturiser and my skin instantly feels nice and fresh.

In the evening, to remove my make up, I apply the cleanser allover my face, concentrating on the eye area, to remove waterproof mascara. I wear quite a lot off eye make up and this cleanser removes it really well, without irritating my eyes. I use cotton wool pads for this and  the muslin cloth to polish off the creamy cleanser allover my face. I love the texture of this cleanser- it feels like a thick and luxurious moisturising cream and smells amazing!

TIP: Rinse the cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently wiping off the cream. Rinse and repeat. The muslin cloths should be put in a machine wash after a few uses, to make sure they are clean and not breeding bacteria.

After over 2 weeks of everyday use I noticed that my skin feels much softer and looks more radiant. Dry patches of skin on my nose disappeared and I can really see a difference.

The muslin cloth plays a big part in this skin care routine. It helps to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, which is perfect for those who don't like too many steps in their regime. 

All the ingredients are natural including creamy, moisturising cocoa butter, eucalyptus essential oil, chamomile essential oil, pro-vitamin B5 and beeswax to relief chapped skin.

You can get this cleanser from Liz Earle website here. Available in sizes: 30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 200ml.

*PR sample
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