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Saturday, 31 December 2011



Happy New Years Eve!!

Thought I would post a quick NOTD, Nails Inc - Park lane is a lovely lilac glitter.
I'll be posting my NYE make up soon, I'm not actually going out tonight though, im in my PJ's already lol, drinking hot chocolate with a full face of sparkly make up! Im planning to make a Veggie roast soon (Quorn roast, roast pots and veggies), toast the new years at midnight with my bf and then go to bed haha! 

I hope everyone has a lovely new year! x

Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas Presents!

Happy Boxing day! 
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I spent mine with my family, Indulging in chocolate, surrounded with amazing presents and drinking asti! My little brother woke me up just before 6am yest so I'm spending today vegging out on the sofa, putting my CD's on my Ipod and waiting for my clarisonic to charge!

I thought I would show you some things I got yesterday, I was definitely spoilt, so grateful for everything I got! 

Pictures - 
*Clarisonic Mia Lavender - I wanted this soo much! Although I'm not sure which cleanser to use with it?!
*Simple Products and Good things Body moisturiser
*Trevor Sorbet round brush & Dove conditioner
*Origins Ginger Float and The perfume shop refill spray
*Nails inc all that glitters gift set
*Land before time box set! Rio DVD, Sarah Millican DVD, Ed sheeran CD and Now that's what I call Disney CD - (3 CD's 67 disney songs!)
*Soap and Glory Mighty Mouth lip balm in Naked pink, Rimmel Spice lip liner, MAC Snow season eyeshadow, Ladyblush blush and Power surge eyeliner.Blue nose reindeer

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

December Glossybox

I always have a sneek peek of other blogs to see what the products are before I get my glossybox, so I was really excited about getting my festive red box this month!

I was most excited about getting the Deborah Lipman Nail in Razzle Dazzle, I'll be painting my nails this colour for Christmas day - It's so sparkly!
I really wanted this Eyeshadow and blush from blink & go, in the reviews that I read on other blogs, the colours were more neutral - the colours in mine are a bit bright for everyday wear! I would have preferred the neutral palette but I can use these colours in Make up looks and the blushes look more wearable.

Really happy with this months box, it was nice to get a full sized rituals shower gel and I feel there are a good selection of products this month!


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Winter Lip care

  • Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant - This has to be my favourite of the bunch. This is an intensive treatment and is also multi use as you can also use this on dry, cracked and chapped skin. My lips have been so dry recently as It's been soo cold, I found this product has been the best at restoring them!
    • Lush Whip stick lip balm - This is full of great, moisturising ingredients and oils such as Honey, Almond oil, Oatmilk, Organic virgin olive oil & Shea butter. It also has Sweet Orange oil, Tangerine oil, Vanilla absolute and Dark chocolate! It smells amazing. Just like orange chocolate. This comes a close second for me, I use this in the mornings just before I go out to protect my lips and to keep them moisturised.
    • The Body Shop Coconut lip butter - I use this before I go to bed as this is quite thick and really moisturising. It works well for me to leave on overnight to sink in and when I wake up my lips feel completely moisturised, plump and smooth!
    • Nivea pure natural Milk and Honey - I keep this in my bag to re-apply throughout the day to keep my lips moisturised.  

    I love trying lip balms as my lips seem to suffer the most in cold weather, I've just recently bought Burts Bee's Honey lip balm which I absolutely love and really want to get a Korres Lip Butter but im not sure which flavour! 

    What is your favourite lip balm?


    Sunday, 11 December 2011


    Eeeeeeek Birthday! I Loooove Birthdays! 
    It was actually my birthday in November but I thought I would show you some of what I got! I went to Pizza express for my birthday to celebrate, still can't get over the fact i'm 25 now!!!!!

    - Benefit Powza Wowza, Hula, Bella Bamba and Coralista. - I wanted this so much to test the shades before buying a full sized one. I've heard such good reviews about Hula and Coralista.
    - Harry Potter Film Wizardry 
    - Macaroons
    - Origins Ginger Souflee body lotion - The most AMAZING smell ever! I've asked for the bubble bath for Christmas!
    - Vera Wang Lovestruck - Top notes of manderin and pink guava, heart notes of tuberose and lotus blossom and base notes of precious woods and sheer musk. Love this smell.
    - Mac Eyeshadows - Bisque, Patina, Naked Lunch, Quarry, Jest.
    - Me - Wearing a combo of the Mac eyeshadows, Nars Orgasm Blush and Revlon Just Bitten lip stain in Forbidden.

    Wednesday, 7 December 2011

    Barry M Blue Glitter

           ...It's that time of year when you can justify wearing anything that sparkles...

    I picked this up the other week in superdrug, It's such a gorgeous sparkly blue! 
    This needs a couple of coats on the nails and then the blue sparkle payoff is so pretty and glittery!
    I also have the Red glitter Barry M Nailvarnish which is a stunning deep glitter red and reminds me of Dorothy's shoes in the Wizard of Oz!
    I hate the feel of glitter polishes - ew sandpaper anyone? - so I only really paint them on my toes. I will be Definately looking for some more colours for christmas, I'd love it if Barry M brought out an emerarld green or plumb purple one! 


    Monday, 5 December 2011

    Throughout November

    Photos in order:
    - DVD's, Mcintosh Spice Yankee Candle and Whittards Caramel Hot chocolate 
    - Shiny Conkers!
    - November Glossybox
    - River Island Make up bag, Marks and Sparks Mini Macaroons

    Appologies for the lack of posts recently - I've not been very well and spent pretty much the whole past month in bed sleeping, watching DVD's, drinking hot chocolate and eating Macaroons which my boyfriend has kindly brought me!

    I'm sure theres lots of reviews on Novembers Glossybox by now so thought i'd just say a bit rather than dedicate a whole post to it. 
    I was especially grateful for this months Glossybox. It cheered me up so much to receive a box full of goodies. It really felt like a 'get well' package! I could pamper myself with the variety of products for my hair, nails, feet and face! Normally I think I would find this only an average box this month but I so appreciated it due to the cicumstances! I can't wait for the December Glossybox, I hope its good for Christmas!

    I bought this cute little River Island Make up bag in October but as I haven't worn make up in such a long time I haven't yet had the chance to sort all my make up into it! They do fluffy ones too which look so much better but this one seems more practical as I can wipe it clean - Sure i'll get make up all over it!

    I'm nearly better now and so want to focus a lot more on my blog. I feel a bit out of the loop and so want to catch up with a lot of blogs and to start posting more!
    I haven't bought anything this past month so neeeed to get out there and do some Christmas shopping, I love Everything about Christmas and so cannot WAIT to get out there and see the Christmas lights and Decorations... Tis the season!




    Thursday, 27 October 2011

    NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Pallette

    I saw this in River Island and thought that it would be perfect for Halloween! It was £14 which I dont think is too unreasonable, the colours are beautiful...

    ...and you do get a fair bit of product. I applied the green, gold, blue and white/silver shades, some seemed to blend more than others but I felt as the cream shadow warmed up on my eye it became easier to blend. I ended up packing/patting some of the product on, it took a while to reach the desired effect but once on it looked pretty!

     I'm glad I purchased this as I know I will use this pallete for make up looks and halloween, I'm not majorly impressed with the application however I did use this over the top of my everyday eyeshadow which I think made it quite patchy and difficult to apply. I feel on a clean, primed lid it would work much better, and im looking forward to testing out some of the other colours in Make up looks!


    Sunday, 23 October 2011

    Mac Collective Haul

    As you can probably tell, im a BIG fan of Mac. Nearly every payday I treat myself to something from MAC. These are the bits I've chosen over the past few months...

    * Mac Brave - A satin finish pink-beige lipstick, this is definately a 'my lips but better' shade for me, I'm always hesitant to buy MAC lipsticks as I feel they are so expensive at £13.50 but when I swatched this in MAC I fell in love with the colour and thought I would treat myself :)

    MAC Quad Palette - £6.50 - im hoping to keep 4 everyday nude staples in this, I want to get a highlighter colour, all over lid color and maybe brow colour to put in this too. If anyone has any suggestions of 4 staple eyeshadows that I could put in this I would love to know below please!

    * MAC Sable £9.50 (pro palette refil pan) - 'Gold-Plum with pearl' - Its a lovely Taupey brown/bronze/purple colour that I think I would use in the crease or under the eye. I prefer a lighter colour for all over the lid but I can imagine this would also really work well as a lid colour for a lot of people.
    * MAC Shadesticks-
    'Butternutty - 'Frosted light natual beige' - This is a lovely champaigne highlighting colour and is so quick and easy to apply. The packaging feels a bit plasticy but I love the product.
    'Heirloom' - 'Light icy Pink' - This is a beautiful pink/violet colour. I love the names of the shadesticks!

    I think next payday i'll invest in some more eyeshadows!

    What are your fave MAC products?


    Wednesday, 19 October 2011

    October Glossybox

    I'm really impressed with this months Glossybox, I feel that the majority of the products included are well known and really good quality. 
    Im not sure how I feel about the 3 Dermalogica products, I'm really interested to try them however 3 samples of 1 brand isn't really that much variety. I think the fact that they are 'Age smart' products is also adding to my 'omg im 25 next month' quater life crisis im going through at the moment lol!
    The think the pink and red perfume samples smell lovely, im not sure about the yellow, it isnt really my taste but im sure other people may like it :)

    My Favourite product is definately the Stila eyeliner, It is Such a pretty colour irl and it is the most smudgeproof liner that I have ever seen! This is the one product so far that I would repurchase when it runs out. 

    I love reading other Glossybox or other boxes reviews so if you have done one please let me know below! I love seeing what everyone's got and thinks about them!


    Monday, 17 October 2011

    Bobbi Brown Corrector

    I've always had really dark circles and no matter how many litres of water I drink and hours of beauty sleep I get, my dark circles just wont disappear!
    Ive heard a lot about the Bobbi Brown correctors so I went to test it out at a Bobbi brown counter. The girls there were really lovely, they told me that I needed to keep the area hydrated and recommended their hydrating eye cream as well as the corrector. 
    The eye cream is good, but at £28 (the girls said £26 so im not sure whether it differs in John Lewis to online) I feel it was just too pricey, I got a sample pot but I just dont think I can justify spending that much on an eye cream.
    However I bought the corrector...

    The corrector comes in 'Peach' and 'Bisque' colours. Bisque is Pink based and Peach is peach based. There are a quite a few shades avaliable, I'm an NW25 in MAC concealer and my colour for the corrector is Bisque. 
    The purpose of this corrector is to erase the dark circles by neutralising the bluey green purpley tones with pink or peach. In the past I have piled on heavy concealer to do the job that just a small amount of the corrector does.

    This product has been a savior for me, the heavy concealer I used to use made the skin under my eyes feel heavy, dry and started to give me visible lines (Eeek!) This product can be used on its own but it is recommended to use a small amount of concealer cover the top. It states to be infused with conditioning agents, it will neutralise discolouration and is easy to blend and isnt meant to crease (it does a tiny bit on me). 

    I absolutely love this product and couldnt recommend it enough!

    Bobbi Brown Corrector - £17

    Sunday, 2 October 2011

    Her name is Rio

    This is my take on the classic red lip/ hollywood glam look. I think it looks perfect for a christmas party to be paired with a LBD and something like Orly Rage on the nails! 

    Products used :
    Revlon Photoready in Natural Beige
    Mac Studio finish concealer NW25
    Elf contouring bronzer
    Mac MSF in Medium plus
    Mac eyelash curlers
    Mac paintpot in 'Bare Study' to prep lid
    Collection 2000 Dazzle me in 'Magical' - all over lid
    UD Naked pallette 'Naked' - in the crease
    Maybelline gel liner and brush - winged liner and tightline
    Mac 190, 150
    No7 Eyeshadow blend and countour brush
    Clinique brow pencil in 'deep brown'
    Maybelline Falsies mascara
    Prestige white eyeliner
    Boots get pretty lashes
    Topshop 'glow' hilighter
    Topshop lipstick in 'Rio Rio'

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