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Monday, 30 January 2012

January Glossybox - 'Valentines edition'







I'd seen this months bright pink Glossybox all over twitter and instagram and so couldn't wait to get mine! I had also caught sight of a few previews of this Glossybox and was So excited to see that some boxes contained the Clarins moisturisers as I had wanted to try these for ages!

December's box was a hard box to follow, but I think I actually prefer this one. I love almost everything in this box, the only thing I'm not sure about is the body moisturiser.
I wasn't sure whether I was going to continue to subscribe to Glossybox this year, but after this box I'm definitely keeping my subscription and I can't wait to get my next box!

Has anyone else got theirs yet? I love reading Glossybox posts!

xx
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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Topshop Cream Blush - Flush

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L - Partially blended out R Heavily swatched

'Flush' is a gorgeous shade of pink with a slight touch of peach. As a cream to powder blush, it blends really well and gives a natural flush of colour.

I absolutely love Topshop cream blushes and have built up quite a collection! This is my favourite shade at the moment, it really brightens your complexion making you look fresh faced and also works really well with Topshop sunbeam highlighter. 

The application is so easy, I use a blush brush but you can always use your fingers to dab on the product and to blend. I find that towards the end of the day it does get a little patchy however its easy to touch up during the day. 

Overall I really recommend this blush, the price is really reasonable for the quality, pigmentation and formula. It will also work well for the spring make up trends.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Dragonfly



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Dragonfly necklace: Accessorize £5, Top: Primark £6
 
I wore this along with some Black skinnies, cardi and a snood for a casual day shopping on Friday. Me and my boyfriend picked up some necessities and then went to Yo sushi and to see Sherlock Holmes 2 at the cinema. Sherlock was really good - very action filled but still, Robert Downey Jr is hilarious in it!

I love the aubergine colour of this t-shirt. The neckline and sleeves are more feminine than a normal shirt which I love and for £6, its a bargain!  


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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mainly Mac

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MAC - pro longwear foundation in nc30, studio finish concealer in nw25, Ladyblush, e/s in goldmine (all over lid) and sable (crease), lipstick - please me, pigment in melon (to highlight) and MSF natural in medium.
Loreal carbon gloss liquid liner, clinique brow pencil deep brown, prestige white eyeliner, maybelline the one mascara. Ardell demi wispies lashes, bourjois bronzer.

I've built up quite a good lil mac collection and so wanted to do a look mainly based with MAC make up. I've got a few amazing staples that are MAC, one of which is Ladyblush which I got for christmas - its fast becoming my new favourite blush! 

For this look I was inspired by Kim Kardashian. I know she likes MAC's Goldmine eyeshadow and her make up is always so perfect! She has amazing lashes and I think these Demi wispies by Ardell help my somewhat lacking lashes to look a bit more striking.
 
I'm So excited for MAC's naturally collection to come out in the UK but I can't find the exact release date - does anyone know when it comes out here? Theres at least 4 pieces that I want from the collection - the redhead msf looks amazing and some of the mineralized eyeshows look so pretty!

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Topshop Highlighter 'Sunbeam'

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I am absolutely in love with Topshops make up, especially their blushes, lipsticks and highlighters.

I actually went into Topshop to see if I could stock up on 'Glow' which was a lovely highlighter from their smoke and mirrors A/W collection. Glow is hands down my favourite highlighter so I was soo disapointed when it wasn't there anymore! 
I was drawn to the packaging on this, and as I wanted a new highlighter I swatched it in Topshop to see what the colour was like. I normally go for cream highlighters however this blends really well and is Such a gorgeous golden highlighter which would be so suited for summer!

Sunbeam is £9 which I think is quite reasonable for the amount you get, the photos don't do it much justice so if you can, swatch and blend it into the back of your hand in topshop - its soo pretty! x

Topshop Sunbeam
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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Instagram #1

 
* Getting ready to go shopping
* Present wrapping 
* Fave foundation of the moment - Mac Pro longwear NC30
* Cute Primark Bow
* My christmas tree - before I took it down :(
* NYE Make up

My fave 2 apps atm are angry birds and instagram. I'm so addicted to instagram, the photo editing is actually really good, its fun to play around with your pics and then upload them to share!
My username is dollyfaces7, im quite new to it so am not following many people yet - has anyone else got instagram?

x
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Monday, 2 January 2012

NYE Purple Make up

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Eye Make up: MUA Peal eyeshadow shade 9 all over lid, MAC nocturnelle in crease, Dark blue from sleek storm pallete in crease, Barry M glitterdust, prestige white eyeliner, UD Naked pallete side car, Loreal Carbon gloss liner, maybelline the one mascara. - Im working on a tutorial for this look so hopefully will be up soon.

Happy new year!

Although I spent NYE in my PJ's at home lol, I wanted to create a make up look that could be worn on NYE :)

I've decided to completely embrace this new year & make resolutions for the first time!
Theres something about new years that gives you an excuse to have a 'fresh start' - start a gym, stop letting something get to you, take up a new hobbie or take a leap of faith! 
I've always been stubborn and thought 'My new years resolution is to not have any resolutions' as I thought that I would change/diet/excercise/de-stress when needed.
This year however I feel completely different. I feel like I want goals to spur me on, I want to get out of ruts, I want to jump on my cross trainer to burn off the christmas indulgence lol!
I'm really excited for this year as hopefully there will be lots of good changes, I'm feeling really positive eek! Thank you everyone for taking the time to read my blog this past year, I hope everyone had a lovely new years xx
 
A few of my resolutions:
Blog more!!
Exercise at least 3 times a week - crosstrainer & zumba
Start a Youtube channel?  
Study Make up
Read lots of new books!
Relax, dont let things get to me so much
Be more confident.
Buy some sigma brushes

What are yours? x
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