Thursday, 26 May 2011
Here is what I got.
This is everything in the boxes, I even got some free samples, which is always appreciated!
Anyway, this haul is quite bargainous. I am running out of eye cream so I decided I wanted to try the Origins Gin Zing eye cream, and when I looked on the Boots site I saw that they had a offer that if you got the gift set, which includes the eye cream, a mini lipgloss duo and mascara, for £12.50 (half the price of the eyecreams rrp) I snapped it up straight away.
I also had to repurchase my Oilatum Natural Repair moisturiser as I had used all my last one up, and I had also made up my mind to get some Lanolips lip balm to try, I opted for the Lemonaid one as it is meant to scrub the lips as well. After adding these two things to my basket I saw that it is buy 2 get one free (the eye cream wasn't included in this) so of course I had to pick something else up! I opted for the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth cleanser. I opted for this because I moved today and have no skin stuff here so may as well try something new. I have also been wanting to try a hot cloth cleanser for a while now.
So I managed to get all this for £30, when the eye cream alone should have been £25, I am very impressed with my bargains and can't wait to try these out!
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
So I got Chanel Vitalumiere in 10 Limpide, a MAC 109 brush (my first full size MAC brush!!!) Barry M polishes in Blue Moon and Mint Green and the cutest Cath Kidston 3DS case.
I decided to go for Vitalumiere and the 109 brush after watching Tanya (Pixi2woos) videos. I was torn between the normal Vitalumiere and the aqua versian, but when I tried them on my hand I mush preferred the Vitalumiere.
Here is a close up of the polishes and foundation so you can get a better idea of the colours:
At first when I saw the foundation outside the box I panicked slightly as I thought it was way too dark, despite having tried it on in the shop and looking at it in sunlight, but I grabbed my sheer glow to compare the colours and saw that it was only slightly darker, which is good because I have been thinking my Sheer Glow is a bit light at the moment. Anyway here are the two side by side, the Chanel one is in shade 10, Limpide, and NARS Sheer Glow is in Mont Blanc.
So thats what I got on payday. I have had a amazing day, and I am very excited to be back blogging! Will let you know how I get on with the foundation.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Another reason I haven't been blogging as much is because I have been concentrating on YouTube. I have made a channel, its more to do with gaming (my other hobby) so I think that is where my main focus will be at the minute, sorry!
Anyway if you are interested:
Hope everyone is doing well, I am still reading and enjoying!
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Now for this look I am actually cakes in foundation and went quite heavy on the blush, but it still doesn't show up too much on camera!
Face: YSL Foundation - Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer - NW20 NARS Bronzer - Laguna NARS Blusher - Desire MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl
Eyes: MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl MAC E/S - Dazzlelight MAC E/S - Scene MAC E/S- Carbon MAC E/S - Wedge (for eyebrows) MAC E/L - Feline Dior Mascara - Dior Show Blackout
Lips: MAC L/L - Stone MAC L/L - Subculture MAC L/S - Pink Nouvea MAC L/G - Viva Glam Gaga
So yea lots of make up used. I also strengthened my hair for the first time in ages, it feels a bit weird and not really me, but I feel very pretty today, until I put on my hooters top, then I felt a bit like a porn star, but anyway here is a picture of the complete look with my straight hair:Can't wait to get the split ends cut off! Hope your all having a great weekend!
Thursday, 14 April 2011
I love how flawless my skin looks in these pictures, because in reality its blemishes galore! Anyway onto the products I used. Eyes: A mixture of Inglot shadows Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss I was clever enough to forget mascara :( MAC Feline Kohl For the brown dots, MAC Teddy Kohl Face: YSL Teint Radiance (I got it wrong the other day, sorry!) Foundation in Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer in NW20 MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre (just the pink part) MAC Wedge as a contour colour Lips: MAC Stone Lipliner MAC Myth Lipstick
I had quite a lot of fun with this look and really enjoyed the results of the eyeliner, but I think even if I toned it down it would still be quite unwearable. Anyway if you haven't checked out Xsparkages latest tutorial I recommend you do!
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
So I used: Face: YSL Teint Resiste Foundation - Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer - NW20 NARS Bronzer - Laguana MAC Blush - Bite of an apple Eyes: MAC Shadow - Woodwinked MAC Shadow - Wedge MAC Shadow- Twinks MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl Illamasqua Precision Ink - Abyss Helena Rubenstein Mascara- Feline Black MAC Kohl - Teddy Lips: MAC Liner - Stone MAC Kissable Lip Colour - Woo Me
Friday, 8 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
And here are the swatches, in the same order. So Sweet So Easy is a lot more vibrant, so you only need a tiny bit. I love it for girly looks though. Something Special is a gorgeous colour, and a lot more natural looking on the skin.
I actually really like cream blushes, I think they look better on the skin, yet I always insist on buying powder? Anyway the formula on the blushes are gorgeous, lovely and creamy and stay in place all day. I would love more of these but I think I will be going on a make up ban.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Now the reason I have picked these products is because this month I have been very lazy with my make up. I have had a lot of early mornings so I want to get my make up done in under 10 minutes, and these are the products I have been using to appear fresh face and glowy. I use my normal foundation concealer etc, and on my eyes I have been using Vintage Selection paint pot, I just apply it quickly with my ring finger. After doing that I will use my Illamasqua precision ink to line my eyes, then use MAC Vanilla pigment under my brow bone. To keep my cheeks nice and glowy I have been loving NARS Deep Throat blush. It is a gorgeous pink/coral colour that really suits my skin tone and stops me from looking like a corpse in the morning. To add a bit more fake radiance I add MAC Vanilla pigment to the top of my cheekbones to highlight. I then slap on whatever lipstick is to hand, and I tend to have about 10 in my handbag anyway, and that's it, my 10 minute make up! Oh and mascara, can't forget mascara!
I have also included in this months favourite Andrea Furletons Gemstone topcoat that I got from superdrug. It is really gorgeous and a very good copy of GOSH Rainbow. I really recommend you check this out if you like flakeys or missed out on the Rainbow polish.
So how has every ones March been? Looking forward to April? I know I am!
Sunday, 27 March 2011
I wanted to include a picture of the boxes because they are shiny. I am a magpie. But onto what I got. So I got a YSL Rouge Vulupte in number 13. It is a lovely bold but wearable colour, and the lipstick is lovely and creamy. I have wanted a YSL lipstick for a while, but the price always puts me off. I think I managed to get it for 17 euros though. Next up we have the Helena Rubenstein Lash Queen Mascara in Feline Black Waterproof. I'm not going to lie, half the reason I went for this mascara is for the packaging. I used to love trying out loads of different mascaras, but after using MUFE Smokey Lash I haven't bothered, but being able to get the high end mascaras cheaper has made me want to branch out again. I bought this for 19 euros and the cheapest I have seen it online in the UK is £27. I also got a YSL Teint Radiance foundation in the shade 03 Opal. I decided to get a colour for in the summer when I am darker, although this is darker then my usual foundation it is not dark enough for my skin right now so I have to wait for my tan to fade a little bit because I'm a bit stupid. And last but not least we have DiorShow Blackout mascara. This is one of those mascaras you always hear about so I thought why not.
So that is what I got. Reviews to come of the foundation and mascaras. But yea on my second day back on being in England I am most definitely depressed to be back.
Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
So as you can see very red.
I guess they aren't too bad, but they are a lot thinner then what I normally go for, and considering I only asked for a tidy, I'm pissed off that she changed the shape.
She also trimmed my brows. I hate having my brows trimmed and she didn't even ask, by the time I realised one eyebrow had been done so the other had to be trimmed to even it out.
The process was slow, and very painful. I have been having my eyebrows threaded for about 5 years, and I have been used as a training model and haven't been in this much pain. It felt like the hairs where anchored in and she was having to yank them out, rather than the quick movements that you normally get. She even managed to pull out one of my eyelashes....
The thread also broke several times, something that I've never witnessed before, which is fair enough, but when it broke the second time she accidentally slapped me in the face.
To top it all off, when she got to the end of the treatment, she put some stuff on too soothe the skin, but then decided to go back in with the thread, what was the point in that!
I feel like the therapist was under skilled, and you just sit in a area in the back of the shop in full view of everyone.
I guess you get what you pay for, so take my advice, pay more and don't get you eyebrows done in Superdrug.
To cheer myself up I did buy a couple of bits:
I wanted to pick up a waterproof mascara to take on holiday, and Maybelline Great Lash was the cheapest, and its pink, so I went with that one.
I also got the Andrea Fulerton Gemstone top coat, which I am sooooo excited about owning. It's meant to be a dupe of Gosh Rainbow. Rainbow coloured flakeys here I come!
Sunday, 13 March 2011
I have been using this non stop since I got it, I am very much in love with it! You rub it between your hands to melt a little bit and then just rub the oil in like you would do a normal hand cream. Despite it being a oil it sinks in quicker then a normal hand cream does for me. This may be because it has talc in there, which mattifies the oil slightly.
It also has the oil of the minute in there, Argan Oil, as well as Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Butter and Aloe Vera. All of which help soothe my eczema.
The scent is quite peculiar, it is meant to be vanilla and floral (it has marigold oil in it), but I just pick up on the floral tones, and its quite a sharp citrus floral. Not unpleasant, but not quite the creamy scent that I would prefer.
The fact that it is solid means it has no preservative or parabens in, for the environmentalists out there.
If you are worried about how to store yours, I just keep mine on my bedside table, but Lush do square tins that you can buy to keep them in. Lush are also running the offer that if you buy two of the Tiny Hands you get the tin for free.
Overall I would say this is a brilliant little product. It sinks in well, is very moisturising and the price tag is cheap and cheerful, I definitely recommend picking this product up and having a try next time you are in lush.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Sugarpill Eyeshadow, Birthday Girl
Sugarpill Eyeyshadow, Poison Plum
Sugarpill Eyeshadow, Tako
Bobbi Brown Violet Gel Liner
MAC Kohl in Petrol
Make Up Forever Smokey Lash
NARS Sheer Glow, Month Blanc
MAC Moisture Select Concealer, NW15
NARS Blush, Desire
Viva Glam Gaga
So a very bright look, but I like it a lot. Its a bit Barbie-ish.
Monday, 7 March 2011
For the pink I used China Glaze Something Sweet, for the blue I used Essie Mint Candy Apple, the dark pink of the flower is China Glaze Sugar High, and the green is China Glaze Starboard.
For the white stripes and polka dots I used my Models Own nail art pen, and for the flower I used my cheap nail art brushes I got off eBay.
I think it looks very pretty and I'm impressed with myself! What do you think? Sorry for not cleaning up the cuticles!
Saturday, 5 March 2011
I ordered mine from eBay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hair-Extension-Feathers-1-SET-w-bead-3-feathers-natural-/110657324826?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c3b0c71a They arrived in about 9 days and this is how they look:
They where very easy to install, we didn't actually have any pliers so used the blunt part of scissors. I have also washed my hair twice since putting them in and they wash up nicely and take to the same shape my hair is in.
Anyway, here is the pictures of the extensions in:
I am really enjoying these extensions. I'm so fickle with my hair and I love changing it around so this is a fast and relatively cheap way to change it. Its very subtle as well.
The feathers may seem pricey at about £5 each, but they are reusable, and they don't damage your hair, unlike all the other products I put in it!
So what do you think of feather extensions? Will you be trying them out or are they not your cup of tea?
Friday, 4 March 2011
Here is how mine turned out:
Anyway here is what was used:
Foundation, NARS Sheer Glow - Mont Blanc
Concealer, MAC Moisture Select - NW15
Blusher, NARS - Deep Throat
Inner Corner, Urban Decay - Virgin
Lid, Urban Decay - Sin
Brow Highlight, MAC - Blanc Type
Crease, MAC - Wedge
Waterline, MAC - I Get No Kicks
Liner, Illamsqua Precision Ink - Abyss
Under eye, MAC - Twinks and Charcoal Brown
Lashes, Make Up Forever Smokey Lash
Lip Liner, MAC - Stone
Lipstick, GOSH - Darling
Lipgloss, MAC - Woo Me
So what do you think? Do you love this look as much as me?
Thursday, 3 March 2011
When I got it home I was worried it was similar to the other nudes I own, but luckily there is just enough difference for me to justify owning it.
I decided to compare the other nudes in my collection so you can get a clearer idea of the shade it is:
I also swatched them all so here is that picture, in the same order as above:
I thought it was going to be most similar to GOSH Darling, but it is a lot more brown. I would say it is closest to Myth, but slightly darker so you don't get the completely bleached out effect.
I really like this lipstick and think its lovely and wearable for every day, and would look great with a smokey eye for the evening. If you are umming and ahhing over whether to get it, don't forget all the money goes to a great cause!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
This is a lovely colour along the same lines as Metro Chic and Call Your Mother, but slightly lighter.
The formula is OK, slightly on the thin side and needs three coats for it to be nice and opaque. It is not streaky though which is great.
It is also lovely and cheap, I think they are about $2 or so from trans design. I feel like they are the American equivalent of Barry M polishes, cheap and cheerful, but with a wider colour selection and are even cheaper!
Monday, 28 February 2011
When I went home earlier this month I didn't take my eye cream with me, which has made me realise how much I need it these days. I use a REN one, and it just helps with my under eye circles and helps reduce how puffy my eyes are first thing in the morning.
As you know I am obsessed with nails at the moment, and I can't believe I went for so long without Seche Vite! It is a amazing topcoat and dries nails quickly, which is very handy for me because I am not very patient.
Sugarpills Paperdoll is included in this months favourites because it is such a gorgeous colour and stays on really well. This has been getting me ready for spring, despite the rubbish weather. I do love a good pastel.
My MAC Teddy pencil has probably made a appearance before, but I am still very much into using brown on the waterline rather than black.
I also have to give my Urban Decay Naked Palette and MAC Kissable Lip Colours in Woo Me and Enchantee a honourable mention.
My Naked Palette came back to my parents with me, and got me through two interviews. Its just such a easy palette to pick up and go with, and you can create so many looks with it, day looks, night looks and there are loads of opportunities.
The lip colours I love. The formula is amazing and the colours are so wearable. If I am in doubt over which lip colour to go for I can just pick one of these up and feel safe that it looks OK and goes with the look.
So thats my favourites. A rather quick post but it has been a quick month! So whats everyone else been loving this month?
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Now here is the picture with me with my sheer glow on:
So still looking a bit tired, but I think my skin looks a lot more even in texture and colour in this picture. Its done a decent job of covering the scar and the redness around my nose and over my forehead, although I would still use a concealer on these areas. It has also covered my freckles, which regarding on how you see it, can be a positive or a negative.
I got my bottle of sheer glow around October, and use it pretty much daily so I think it has lasted a decent amount of time.
It gives great coverage, I would say around medium but you can definitely build up to full coverage. It also lasts a decent while too, I work 9-11 hour days and make sure I set my foundation and it is still there at the end of the day, well just about.
Despite the amount of coverage it gives it feels really nice on my skin, it is soft to the touch and I don't feel like my skin is being suffocated. It also doesn't have a funny smell, which my last foundation, MAC Studio Fix Fluid had.
I can't really think of any negatives for this product, maybe the price, it is slightly pricey but then I have no problem paying the price for a product that works so well for me and has lasted a good while.
The only thing I can say with this is that if you do decide to purchase this in Space NK, be careful as the lighting in the first store I went to was poor and I could pretty much tell that the colour she matched me to was wrong, so I asked for a sample and was told that they can't sample foundation due to hygiene reasons (bullshit), so I went online and looked at what colour I thought I would be and when I visited another store they matched me to a colour that I thought I was anyway. Good old artificial lighting!
Friday, 25 February 2011
The formula on this is lovely, nice and thick and great after two coats, although I still did three. I also love the colour of this. I'm not normally one for green nails as they don't really suit me but I love this colour!
Thursday, 24 February 2011
There is also a couple of new gifts up but I didn't include them in this post. So what do you think, will you be getting anything? I love the look of tiny hands, I'm always out for something to moisturise my hands, but considering the bath bombs aren't in a limited addition scents I think I will be skipping.
The images are from the lush site.