Sunday, 28 October 2012

Autumn Saviours

Well, its cold in the UK.  Leaves are falling off the trees, and the skies are grey.  I had a nice surprise when my mum bought me some new (and very snuggly) slippers.  I'm also about to start using hot water bottles again... brrrr!

I thought I would share with you some of the products I have been using to try and combat the onset of winter.
Autumn lovelies (Lanolips, Weleda, L'occitane, Orly, By Terry

Lanolips Lovely Buttermilk Balm.  This stuff is amazing. Multipurpose and luxurious.  Seals your moisture into your skin, but without leaving a weird residue.  I have a detailed post coming up on this but for now check it out at (And you can use this code to get £5 or £100 off, and gain triple points this weekend and it's on a 3 for 2 on beauty products!!) Win!! (link!) (The codes are also on my new blog so check that out :)

Blistex (Which I forgot to photo so I'll have to do another post- or click the link if you are impatient!!) As much as I would love to use By Terry all the time (see below) It's slightly bulky to carry around every day and due to the price, I try to break up my usage by using other products every few days.  Also this means my body wont get used to the formula and compensate.  I was introduced to this product by the girls at Lipcote.  Its minty and my lips love it. (And you can use the same Boots code above!) £2.59 (link)

Weleda oil Body Oil is a great ay to seal the moisture into your skin before you wedge yourself into winter tights/boots/trouser/scarf/jackets.  Come spring or Christmas parties your skin will be perfect to show off with minimal prep!  Little goes a long way... (link)

Orly Cuticle Care Complex Brilliant bakewell tart smelling goodness for the nails- and Orly know a thing or two about them!  Costs around £10 but I have found it for under £8 on ebay with this seller.
Honey hand cream, Orly, By Terry...

Baume de Rose by Terry The By Terry front seems to be a bit quiet at the moment but this product still crops up every now and again.  It's a balm that can be used on dry skin and cuticles.  I have posted on it previously (link) but I use it mostly on my lips.  It lasts for ages, a little goes a long way and people often ask what product I'm wearing. My lips suffer a lot in the autumn, so this is a treat.  Further information at SpaceNK (link!) and I just noticed they have a little sale on!

Honey Hand Cream L'occitane.  I posted on this in July (link) including cheap links, so not much to say apart from I love this product.  None greasy, smells yummy and keeps my hands soft in the harsh climate.  Small enough to carry round at all times :) Love it.

What are your Autumn saviours? Any recommendations? Just shout if you want more info on anything :)

P.s. Don't forget to enter my Mac/Chanel giveaway- it's a close one, but still open!

(Disclaimer: I like the stuff I mention and bought all of it, bar the Lanolips but that has not affected by thoughts!)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Exciting news!

Just a small post to let you know about my other beauty blog.  It's fairly new, but if it's your sort of thing then give it a follow on blogger/blogloving/twitter.  The Beauty Hack is a place for tips, tricks, steals, coupons, beauty blog giveaways, money and time saving ideas- all related to beauty of course!
I'm also on twitter @thebeautyhack where I will try to retweet giveaways, competitions, freebees, discount codes and posts of course.  Computergirl's Musings will still continue, I just found I was getting too many good things and they would overload this blog- so if you are a bargain seeker, craft lover or just a beauty obsessive, then check out

I have a wonderful Boots code and discount to post later today so stay tuned :)

P.s. Dont forget my Mac/Chanel question giveaway!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Winners & Giveaway 3 Mac or Chanel

I have sat on this for longer than I should.  I cant believe to describe how busy I have been- and all work.  As a result I got a bit run down.  I always have those orange fizzy vitamin tablet drinks from the pharmacy when this happens.  There is something hypnotic about watching the tablet fizz away in the glass of water... maybe that's just me?!

Anyway without further a do the winner of the gorgeous Oria silver earrings is:
Gillian Holmes.

International Kiss winners are:
Hana's Clay

Well done!! Please get in touch via email to claim your prize!  You have 7 days or I'll draw different winners.

Now giveaway 3!

Your choice of 1 Chanel lipstick OR 2 MAC lipsticks.  Everyone likes a bit of chanel or mac right?! But which is better? I thought I'd do a vote and give you the chance to win your choice!! These must be normal permanet line collections, but I might be able to get hold of a (same price) Limited Edition item at the time of buying.


1) Be a GFC/blogger dashboard follower- easier to trace! Open internationally.
2) Tell me which is best- Mac or Chanel!  Chose what colour chanel lipstick you would like or what 2 colours of mac you would like!

Extra names into the hat if you;
3) Follow via bloglovin, facebook or twitter.
4) Blog about this giveaway (including a link to this post and don't forget to link me to your post in the comments below!!)
5) Follow me on twitter and tweet "Which is better- Chanel or Mac lipstick? @computergirl200 is giving away Chanel or Mac. You decide!!"

That's it. Simples! Closes 5th November 2012 11:59pm!

Disclaimer: Winner chosen by  Rules must be followed or entrants will be disqualified. No compers.  I reserve the right to change, amend or cancel as appropriate.  I accept no responsibility once sent and no other prize or money will be offered in exchange.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Ask a dermatolgist: Answers

In March, Miravue clinic approached me and offered 10 readers the chance to have their questions answered.  Well after a few hiccups and lots of emails, 8 answers rolled into my inbox a few weeks back.  I'm not sure who answered them, but I don't think it was Dr Punjabi as she has been very busy working and studying for exams.  I am truly sorry to all of you who have asked questions and been waiting for answers.  I appreciate your patience and emails.  I have emailed Miravue many times (believe me!) but have not had the responses until a few weeks ago .  The answers have been pasted as a response the the original post (Click HERE!) so you can have a read if you want.  I dont think I'll be getting the outstanding answers.

Just in case any of you were wondering, this is not a sponsored post, neither have I paid for this service.  I have no affiliation with Miravue.

In other news:
  • I do have some interesting skin things lined up and might be asking you for questions so please keep tuned! 
  • Winter skin in setting in.  Dryer outer layers and harder to moisturise.  I have found a couple of skin saviours for hands and face.
  • Christmas is coming.  I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry when I see the Christmas displays in shops.....

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