Sunday, 24 October 2010

Review: Vibrating massage cushion.

Let me start my telling you a little bit about me.  I have M.E or CFS.  It makes me extremely tired and often in quite a bit of pain if I try and do anything other than lie in bed (mmmmmm bed!).  As a result I tend to take a lot of painkillers which really aren't good for your liver long term, but without them I get rather down about the pain and can't sleep at night.
I remembered years ago I had a boyfriend who bought a little massage cushion for his mum and thought I'd try and find it again to try it out for myself.  After a LOT of searching online I found one selling on Ebay and bought it.  If you live in America I believe you can get one here.

Here's a picture of the cushion, taken from the gadget.brando website (as I'm too tired/lazy to find my camera, take a pic and upload it!)  Rather scary looking really isn't it?
It's quite ingenious the way it works.  It remains still unless you apply pressure to it, for instance pushing your back against it, and it starts to vibrate, so there's no 'on' and 'off' switch.  As soon as you want it to stop, simply cease applying pressure to it.  The nodules look rather uncomfortable but they're not at all and without them I doubt this cushion would be that effective as it is the plastic nodules' vibrations that massage your back.

The cushion I bought has quite a noisy vibration sound, so you may disturb your family if you're watching tv whilst using it or they may find it rather comical!

I would say this cushion is for those who get a bit achy rather than those in actual pain.  Rather than taking two painkillers, I currently take one and use the cushion and it seems to be working relatively well at the moment, but I've only been trying it out for a day or so!  Whilst using it you can really feel your muscles begin to relax, I love it!    

(on a geeky side note, it reminds me a bit of this!)

So, if you want to exterminate your muscular back pain, give it a miss, but if you want to relax an achy back or take the edge off pain I thoroughly recommend it.  IT IS FU-TILE TO RE-SIST!  ;)

Life of a shopping addict giveaway.

Head on over to Life of a shopping addict blog to win a whole array of lovely goodies
Prizes include 2x £10 High Street Vouchers,  Soap and Glory Mist you Madly body spray, Lush Karma Kream,  Soap and Glory Scrub your nose in it, Soap and Glory Hair Supply,  3x Sienna X Gradual Tan Sachets, 2 Pack of My Tissues and Rose Bath Confetti.  Pretty good, huh?

Friday, 22 October 2010

R2D2 swimming costume!

Ok, so, I'm a bit of a nerd-ette.  I love Starwars and I just stumbled across this on and it really made me laugh.  I wants it my precioussss ....... well that is to say I WOULD want it if I was
A. Skinny enough to get away with wearing a white bathing suit
B. Rich enough to be able to buy such a frivolity
C. Well enough to be able to swim!

Nevertheless I WANTS ITTT!  lol

To blog or not to blog?

Isn't it funny how a person can feel quite happy telling their personal feelings and details to a complete stranger and yet with their family and/or friends they are reluctant to do so.  I guess it's a mixture of not wanting to sound like a moaner and not wanting to worry those that you love the most.  I would love to start a beauty/polish blog but as I have no money to buy anything new it's doubtful that it'll be of any use to anyone!  I've thought about writing a blog about my daily trials and tribulations regarding my illness (I have CFS/ M.E and I'm mostly bedbound).  Then again, I know that would most likely be rather depressing, no matter how much of an upbeat tone I put on things and who wants to read all about someone's illness?  I wouldn't!  Then again, if I make it a mish mash of all the little bits and bobs that interest me, perhaps a few little posts about my illness would educate people who haven't a clue what it's like, especially as it's one of those 'invisible' illnesses that people who aren't experiencing themselves just don't understand.  Who knows!
 I don't think I'll tell anyone about my blog just yet.  I'll just wait and see if it develops into anything and if I actually have anything of any interest to say!  At the moment it's just for me to empty my mind of the nonsense that lies within!  :)

Emmabeans MAC competition.

Over at Emmabeans there's a great competition to win a MAC lipstick, eyeshadow and Barry M polish of your choice!  You have to fill out a little questionnaire to help Emma with her Uni course for entry!

To enter Emmabean's competition, go here

Polishology giveaway!

Nine totally gorgeous polishes up for grabs here

To view the fab Polishology blog, go here

Art: My way giveaway!

Absolutely loads of lovely polishes up for grabs here in celebration of Halloween.

Go to Art: My way here

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Beauty Bloggings Giveaway

Over at Beauty Bloggings they're giving away goodies by Barry M, Sleek AND Mac!  Get over there now!
Oh, you want the link?  Ok , here it is

Bys polishes from Bec's Beauty Buzz

Really gorgeous polishes from Bys.  You've got to be in it to win it!

Go to Bec's Beauty Buzz here

Imperfectly painted sparkle and duochrome giveaway!

Look at all these scrummy varnishes you could win
Enter here!

50 followers Gilded Nails giveaway!

Some great things to win here!  It's a good swatch site and there's first AND second prizes, yay!
You can visit Gilded Nails here

CucumPear's double birthday giveaway!

To enter, go here

Konadomania giveaway!

Over at KONADomania they're giving away a luxury stamping kit, nail varnishes, nail art stickers, ardell stuff, lipgloss and much much more!
Go to KONADomania here

Momma told me Oxy Giveaway

 Ok, so not many of you will be interested in this, but for any of you with problem skin it's a great giveaway!
Enter here

Cosmetic Cupcake pink giveaway

Polishes, lipgloss, nail dryer and more

Lulubelle chocolate giveaway!

Now a different giveaway but equally as advent calendar chocolate, mmmm yes please!
Enter here

Nailsaurus nail art & polish giveaway.

Soo many pretty things in this giveaway including GOSH Holographic, GOSH Rainbow, Collection 2000 Maxiflex in Moonlight Shine, BYS Pink on the Brink, Allura Nail Guides and a nail art kit containing 15 styles of sequins, pearls and gems

Enter here

Monday, 18 October 2010

Beauty Ambition 100 follower giveaway

Over at Beauty Ambition there's a huge giveaway, china glaze, stila, brushes, lotion and more
To enter, go here

MNY Giveaway!

There are SIX nail polishes to be won over at pimpmynailz

To enter, go here

Mirannie's nails giveaway!

Two winners will be selected for some really lovely nail varnishes.

Go to the contest here

Urban Decay giveaway!

A whole host of Urban Decay goodies for you to win here! *drooools*
 Enter at All Made Up  good luck!

Cheeky beauty massive giveaway!

Just look at all the stuff in the picture! Wowza!  Also there's a 2nd and 3rd prize too!

Go to the blog here

Sakura Blossom giveaway, polish and eyeshadow!

Go here to enter!

China glaze giveaway extravaganza!

My lord, I've never seen so much stuff!  Make sure to enter, it's amazing!

It contains all in all (copied and pasted from the blog!) A breakdown: This contains the WHOLE China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection; four China Glaze treatment products - Orange Cuticle Oil, Strong Adhesion Base Coat, Nail Strengthener and Growth Formula, and Patent Leather Top Coat; Seche Clear base coat; Gena Nail Brite Whitening Scrub and brush; Bye Bye Blemish drying lotion; Body Drench Quick Tan Tanning Mist; IBD Quick Shiner; Andrea Face Spa Pore Shrinking Mud Masque; Andrea Foot Spa Foot Scrub A Dub Dub; Andrea Eye Q's Oil Free Eye Make-Up Correctors; Andrea Eye Q's Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads; Two Duo eyelash adhesives; and FOUR sets of false lashes to play with.

Can you adam and eve it?!!

Oh the link you say?  Here

Avon polish giveaway!

Totally scrumptious nail varnish to win  on duckduckgander here ...

Totally awesome Halloween nail giveaway!

Wow this giveaway is awesome ... FIVE nail varnishes from BB couture infamous lovers collection AND FOUR stamping plates with halloweeny themes.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Mac Varnish giveaway, ooooh!

Over at Nail Galore's blog there's a giveaway for some truly GORGEOUS nail varnishes from mac!  Go there and subscribe for a chance to win... NAO!