Saturday, 28 February 2009

Shopping Wreckage.

My boyfriend came to see me this weekend, and I also got paid yesturday, so what better way to celebrate than to go for a little shop? I wasn't really planning on buying much, and really...i don't think i did too bad, no serious damage anyway ;)

First stop was superdrug where I bought the following things:
First, I picked up the Rimmel London moisture renew lipstick in "Nude Delight". This colour is a really light wearable nude, it's also very pigmented and goes on very smooth. I have really dry chapped lips most of the time, but this lipstick doesn't accentuate that, which i like because i find alot of lipsticks have the tendency to do that. I also found that it has a great staying power! And was only £4.37!
I then went over to the Gosh counter where I noticed they had a 3 for 2 deal...how can you not get roped into that? I picked up my holy grail under eye concealer (no 2), a "Cool lip jam" in 107 and a foundation brush. The lipgloss is really nice, it's just the right consistency (not too sticky, not too runny) althought i do wish it had a little more pigmentation. It comes out quite sheer, but then i didn't exactly pick a very daring colour! I did question the "cool" in it's title, but after applying it, i can see exactly why. It has a tingling cooling sensation, almost as if you were applying a peppermint lipgloss, although this smells of sweets :) another bonus. The foundation brush appealed to me because i have been using the mac 187 brush to do my foundation, but i have found that its started to make it look streaky, so thought i would try something else. It's SO soft, I'm looking forward to trying it out. Anybody else tried it?

After superdrug i went to LUSH *sighs* that place has me hooked. They were handing out free fruit today, crazy times..although it was amazing to see the amount of people that didnt take anything, maybe they thought there was a catch..haha bit of psychology for you there. Anyway...These are my purchases...
I appologise if you're sick of seeing things from LUSH, but i really don't care :)

On the left is the "vanilla founatin" bath ballistic, This has the same scent as the heavenilli massage bar, which i love. Then next to that is "ma bar" which is a chocolate and honey toffee bubble bar. I really want to eat this. :( Then the pretty flowery one is called "Pop in the bath" (not as original or catchy as the other names) but smells gorgey.

The hand cream (on the right) is called "handy gurugu". The lady in lush said it was the most moisturising of the hand creams. This stuff is amazing. I LOVE it. I can see myself buying pot after pot of this and applying it religiously. It soaks in so quickly, and doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy, yet it is so moisturising. The texture is alot like sudocrem, quite thick but also very fluffy and light. If you have dry hands like me, try this out.

In H&M i was browsing through the makeup and found these, I am super surprised by their pigmentation, i think they were £2.99 each!
The First is a gorgeous silver glitter dark grey. It looks quite black in real life, but on the picture it has come out quite alot lighter. The second is a gorgeous shimmery golden brown, i LOVE this colour. They are about the same size as a Mac blush. Look how pigmented they are with one swipe!I also picked up this pretty pale pink lipgloss...this tastes of watermelon. It's not very pigmented but hey, for £3.99 it's bloody amazing. It has a really nice consistency too!

I also picked these up from "Topshop" and "Cult"

Thought both would look good with leggings :) Hope you've all had a good saturday!


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Olsen Hair.

I love love love the Olsen twins' boho, perfectly messy hair. I have naturally wavy/curly hair when it's left to dry, but when does anybody ever let their hair dry naturally in winter? Uh. never. WAY too cold and time consuming. haha.

This is the closest I can get, without bleaching obviously...Still think theirs is better... :)

Anybody ever managed to achieve anything like the Olsens? And if you have, how and which products did you use?

Monday, 23 February 2009

Lush obsession much?

Argh, I am becoming obsessed with Lush at the moment...I have quite sensitive/dry skin, and this stuff actually makes a difference..so why wouldn't I indulge a little? ;)

On Sunday i picked up these things...

This is the soap "Sweetie Stack" (Around £7.49), which includes (from the top) "Should I Coco?", "Rockstar" and "Honey I Washed The Kids". I can't even begin to explain how good these smell, so I can only suggest you take my word for it or get in the shop ASAP and buy these babies. They're SO worth it, they leave u smelling and feeling amazing.

This is "Buffy" and it's a body butter. It doesn't look at pretty as the soaps, but it's amazing. It exfoliates your body and has shea butter in it, so it also leaves your skin feeling silky smooth...you almost don't need to moisturize after the shower. Would highly reccommend for anyone with dry or sensitive skin.

There are hardly any blogs (that i've seen) that have Lush reviews . Does anyone else have an obsession with Lush?

NARS Orgasm dupe for £2.

So, If you have an ALDI shop near you, you're in luck. ALDI is a gert cheap supermarket with imported food produce (thus making is so cheap, but cheerful none the less). I was helping out with the weekly shop (as you do) when i came across their makeup section...i used to whizz past this...but on this ever so boring day I decided to have a little look. I was seriously amazed by the quality and price of the makeup they had. I bought a lipstick for £2, an underye concealer pen £2 (comparable to Yves St Laurant "Touche Eclat"...no joke) and lipgloss, an eyeshadow duo (which is so pigmented i swiped it and couldnt get rid of the colour on the back of my hand...like NARS) Then i spotted the blusher...This particular one is called "Sunset". I noticed it looked alot like NARS blush, so as it was only around £2 i thought "Oh eck..whyever not".

This blush is amazing...When i have it on my cheeks, i wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and NARS Orgasm, and this is the tinyest fraction of the price. They don't look identical in the pans...but on the cheeks..you seriously wouldn't be able to tell any difference. It comes in a cute compact with a mirror and a brush (Although i wouldn't advise you to use the brush for application)


PLEASE go and buy it, you'd be stupid not to. :)



Sorry, swatches are a tad rubbish..but you get the general idea..both give off the same effect.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Summer Photo.

I was searching through the endless amount of photos on my computer when i came across this image from summer, not meaning to sound big headed but i love my makeup in the photo...and i just can't remember what i wore to give me the glowy bronzed look...It really annoys me when that happens.. as im always changing my routine, and using different highlighters, bronzers, foundations, primers...damn..i guess i'll never know.

Anyone else ever have this problem? eek.
P.S I'm on the left

Some Questions & Answers

Tagged by Meya (Rock me beautiful) :)

  • What’s your favourite eye shadow colour to wear? Woodwinked (Golden/Brown)
  • What’s the one product you wouldn’t leave your house without? Carmex (Looks like superglue and everyone freaks when i put it on my lips)
  • What’s your favourite makeup look ? Smokey Eye or...Bronzed
  • Which feature do you play up the most? Um..My eyes probabaly
  • Which feature do you try to downplay/cover up? My legs...haha is that allowed? I do hate my legs.
  • Your favourite makeup brand, if you could pick only ONE to exist? MAC
  • Which product have you re-purchased OVER and OVER again? Lancome Hynose mascara (fab) & GOSH concealer in col. 2 (seriously guys...this stuff is a miracle for dark circles, i would reccomend this a millions times over)
  • Which product would you NEVER repurchase again and why? Hmm, this is hard, i always love everything i buy...i'd say Blistex instensive moisture lipsalve...it's milky white and horrible and doesnt do anything.
  • One beauty treatment you would always PAY to have done? Facial
  • One beauty treatment you would NEVER pay to have done? Manicure/False nails..not because i hate them, but because my mum is a nail technician so i get them done for free. :D
  • One beauty trick you can share with everyone? The Gosh concealer in no.2 haha. If you dont have this...you're missing out. I have tried almost every concealer on the market, nothing compares to this beaut. It is a salmony colour, so covers the darkness, then if you are paler than most you can always put a lighter colour on top..
  • Best advice you've ever been given regarding beauty and makeup? ALWAYS moisturize..especially under the eyes.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Want & Love

At work today, i was sorting through some wallpaper samples when i came across a range i absoloutely fell in love with... These designs are by Lizzie Allen, all are hand screen printed. I have never seen anything so cute! The Phone Box is lifesize!They come with a hefty price tag though. sob. damn those designer wallpapers!















Something else I am wanting & Loving is this Disney Couture necklace (14 Ct Gold Plated Magic Castle Pendant). I have been oggling this one for a while, and i keep going back to asos.com to see if it's still there. It always is, i just haven't clicked "add to basket" yet. It's time will come... ;)



Olsens "Influence"

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have always been hugley influencial on young girls and fashion trends. I too, am an Olsen fan. My favourite film was "It Takes Two" (The one that's alot like parent trap!) which i watched when i was about 9 and ever since then I have admired them. Their book "Influence" looks really interesting, It's hugley based on their love of fashion and I think it's great that not only do they look great, but they certainly know what they're talking about when it comes to style. I have ordered this and am really excited to start reading it!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Love Lush.

Okay, so for Valentines day, My boyfriend also bought me these two things from Lush..

We have...
  • Heavanilli Massage Bar - This smells SO good, My bedroom is benefitting from that! Lush describes this as "Sweet delicious Vanilla Fountain fragrance - tonka bean, jasmine and heaps of vanilla absolute" It melts on the skin and leaves it so soft.


  • "Yummy Yummy Yummy" This is a strawberries and cream scented cream wash. It really is yummy yummy yummy.

After This, I was thouroughly impressed with Lush's products, I've been in the shop thousands of times (Enticed by its overwhelming smell from across the road) but i haven't ever bought anything, apart from the odd bath bomb or holiday box for my mum. So i went online Monday night (http://www.lush.co.uk/) and read up about all the different products...I seriously had so much fun. haha. I ordered a few things i thought looked good, and the package came today! It was wrapped in paper and looked gorgey! And I love that they had a sticker on it saying who had packaged it all. It was like opening a present on my birthday, I did have to delve through masses and masses of popcorn to find anything, but hey, It's more eco friendly than bubble wrap!

This is what I got:

  • "Sympathy For The Skin" - A banana custard body cream. I could eat this!
  • "Mask of Magniminty" - A deep cleansing clay mask with aduki beans, evening primrose and peppermint oil.
  • "Skin Drink" - Rehydrating moisturiser with sesame, almond and evening primrose oils, rose and aloe vera.
  • "Catastrophe Cosmetic" - Fresh Face mask with blueberries rich in beneficial anti-oxidants and full of vitamins and minerals.
  • "Angels On Bare Skin" - Angelic medieval rose & lavender Cleanser
  • "Melting Marshmallow Moment" - A luxury bath melt

For better descriptions check the website, If you want me to review any of these products let me know :)

Spending Moolah.

I picked up these goodies last week...

(Sorry for the crapola picture...)

  • "Redhead" MSF: Love this, it works as a blush and a highlighter and is the perfect shade for my skintone...although i don't have a red-head but the brunette MSF was more of a bronzer.
  • "Blackground" paint pot: I have wanted this for a while, and it was between this or the brown one, but i thought this would be good for a smokey eye effect. I tried it out last week and it really makes colours pop, and smokey eye is even easier with this used as a base.
  • Brush 226 (Small tapered blending): This is amazing, it's the perfect size for blending in the crease. I was put off by the 224 as it was too big for my eye, and now MAC have come up with this one..a must have!
  • Brush 165 (Tapered Cheek/Highlight): Again, another amazing brush by MAC, I have wanted them to bring one out like this for ages, so obviously I had to buy it. Makes applying highlighter as easy as pie.
  • NARS "Hula Hula" eyeshadow duo: My boyfriend bought me this as part of my valentines present. I love it. The Girl at the counter had this on, and it looked fab! On the Nars website it is described as "Strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter particles" Although I think it's more gold than hazlenut.
  • GOSH "Bananas" Velvet Touch Liner: I bought this after watching Lollipop26's video on youtube, She wore it in the corners of her eyes and it looked fab!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Drool...

I was in Harvey Nichols last week, when i spotted this beaut! Although it did kindof stand out from the rest...ha! Not subtle at all...which is why i like it. I have the tendency to play it safe with handbags, in fact most of mine are brown...grey...mushroom..etc etc But occasionally i'll go a little wild and buy something completely outrageous. I love love love this cluth bag, and it's a really satisfying weight (haha) It was around £800 so I said my goodbyes, and we parted. :( Goodbye Alexander McQueen clutch...*waves*
I then carried on round to the perfume, and was happily surprised to see the John Galliano perfume, which, by the way A* for the packaging JG! John Galliano is one of my favourite designers, and it's easy to tell he's a designer from the packaging, even the box is amazing! BUT when i sprayed it...as much as i desperatley wanted to fall in love with the scent so i could buy it, i didn't really like it. My boyfriend nicley described it as "Older woman scent". Damn.

Mmmmm...

For Valentines I went up to visit my Boyfriend in Leeds (He goes to Uni there) It's about a four and half hour tran journey up...yeh absoloute shizen.
We went to a little coffee shop called "Pickles and Potter", the hot chocolates were awesome...but the brownies...MY GOD...they were to die for. I am gutted they dont make any as amazing anywhere near me. And i dont think i can persuade my boyfriend to send me a mountain of them in the post....

YUM! :P