Monday, 27 April 2009

More Bootsale Bargains and Outfit of the Day

Good evening lovelies.

On Sunday, i was up bright and early with my mummy and we drove off to the bootsale. As some of you will be aware...Bootsales are mostly just aload of crap. But you can pick up some absolute bargains aswell, hence why i brave an early morning on the weekend.
Burts Bee's Radiance Day & Eye Cream

£1.50 for the two
This stuff is practically brand new, and i LOVE Burts Bee's and so I'm excited to try these out. I wore the cream last night and it really hydrated my skin. I also used it this morning and my skin actually did look radiant and my makeup lasted well. Thumbs up for this, SO worth the whole £1.50! They also retails for £18.95 each...so that's a damn good bargain.

Chanel Blush in Reflex

50p
This blush is super pretty and really pigmented, theres no brush..but who uses those anyway?

Lancome Eyeshadow Duo in Night & Day


50p
This looks as though it was swiped a few times then left. It still had the plastic cover in it! The colours are gorgey, and i don't usually go for green but this is a really neutral subtle shade and i can't wait to use them. Complete bargain.

Lancome Juicy Tube


50p

I haven't ever tried a lancome juicy tube, and when there was one for 50p i thought, hey why not give one a go. And just in case you thought i was a dirty skank..yes i do sanitise lip products, but i would never buy one that looked mega used and mank...because it most probably will be mank :)

2 x Mac Palettes


5Op Each

The Palettes were realised in 2006 in the "Formal Black Collection". I've seen these before and thought they were really cute. They came in your standard, cool, warm, smokey, metallic..etc format. The two i managed to find are Warm and Smokey. My usual favourites (always the neutrals..man i'm boring...) It seems that the girl selling them went gaga over highlight colours but hated everything else? Because most are untouched..and i can't belive they even both have the little brushes.

Warm Eyes


  • White Tie (Pretty much not there)
  • Valet
  • Woodwinked
  • Limo
  • Sable Wrap
  • Embark

Limo is absoloutley amazing..and i'm pretty sure this isn't a permanent colour?

Smokey Eyes

  • Malt
  • Vex (Again..she went a little crazy with the highlight don't you think?)
  • Satin Taupe
  • Club
  • Gentle Fume
  • Black Tied

All in all, it was a very successful shopping trip, i think i might stop spending in the shops and just give myself a £5 budget at a bootsale, it's just as satisfying if not more in my opinion, especially with the amount you can buy. I also picked up Victoria Beckhams hardback book "that extra half an inch" for 50p. I remembered that it was one of Sabrina's favourite books and for 50p, it would have been silly to have left it, and i'm glad i didn't because it SO good. I love a bit of Posh spice, she's so pretty.


Right, moving on to my Outfit of today, I picked up the blazer in the New Look sale for £3. Seriously, such a bargain..and i love it. The dress/top is also New Look but sadly not in the sale and was around £14-£16. Necklace is Urban Outfitters £18.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Eyelash Extensions

My Mum is the only person i know who has literally tried EVERY SINGLE mascara ever. She has short stubby eyelashes and she hates it. She doesn't have the patience for fake lashes everyday, and has never found anything that promises a "false lash" effect to deliver such results.
So, after years of wasted money on mascara's that do nothing for her lashes she decided to get Lash extensions.

This is my lovely Muv...
And these are her lashes...

[Short, Stubby and Sparce..sorry mummy, I know the picture's not great, but i cropped it from the photo above]

And After...

Personally, I think they look UH-MAY-ZING. She has no mascara on her bottom lashes so you might say it looks slightly top heavy, but i think with a tiny bit of liner and mascara on the bottom they will look awesome.

I like that they look natural, unlike some false lashes. They last from between 5-6 weeks, and you can get them "re-balanced" like you would with false nails.

She is super happy with them and can't stop fluttering them in the mirror. (Bless)

Has anybody else tried these? Or is anybody curious to try them? I'm sure my mummy would tell you that they are worth it, especially if you're like her and got landed with cruddy eyelashes and have splashed out on so many mascaras it makes you sick.

Monday, 20 April 2009

My Life in 8 Photos.

I had the idea to come up with a tag that helps us all get to know eachother a little better through the amazingness of photographs.

I don't know about you but i'm one of those people who has a photo for every memory and every event, and i'm sure i have a fair few photographs to sum up who i am as a person.

So, it's simple...Post 8 photos you feel are relevant in portraying who you are as a person or just photos from a memory or an event...anything! You can even be completely random and click anywhere in your photos and upload the ones u happen to click. It will be really interesting to see what photos people post & will also be lots of fun.


Join in with the tag everyone. :)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Twitter-ific

Very very quick note to say...

Follow me on twitter! Wooop

I haven't had it for very long...and so i don't have much to say or people to correspond with (sad-ass)
Soo, please be super nice and simply click
and follow me
Thankyou Beauts!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Tag: Questions and Answers

I was tagged by the gorgeous Courtney to do this Q&A blogpost

Rules:1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. Tag eight other un-tagged people

What is your current fashion obsession? - Long Baggy tops/dresses
What is your current makeup obsession? - MFS'S eeek
What are you wearing today? - A long baggy top/dress (har) black tights, black pumps, white top and long sleeveless cardi.
Hair? - Straight but volumous.
Do you nap a lot? - Umm no not really...but as soon as my head hits the pillow im gone.
Why is today special? - It's not...Jack is leaving tonight :(
What would you like to learn to do? Speak Italian and play the piano
What's for dinner today? - Ooo, i dont know
What are you listening to right now? - Eminem's new song on the radio..i hate it
What is your favorite weather? - HOT PLEASE!
What's the last thing you bought? - 3 books at a bootsale for 20p each :)
What are your essentials when traveling? - Clean panties, Make up wipes, Makeup, hair brush, hair grips, toothpaste...oh my list goes on and on...
What's your style?- I really don't know. I wear a combination of so many different styles. I like to mix and match :)
What is your most challenging goal right now? - Decide where i want my life to go...it's a toughy i'll tell you that. Any ideas guys?
What do you think about the person who tagged you? - She's a stunner with a heart of gold. Her comments always make me smile. There should be more people like her in the world :)
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? Somewhere awesome, that's hot and friendly with good food and nice people
Favorite vacation spot? - Maldives

Name the things you cannot live without? - My family & My boyfriend :)

How was your childhood? Awesome..i'm sad it's gone. :(

What would you like to have in your hands right now? A winning lottery ticket please?

What would you like to get rid of? hmm..my job?

What are you most excited for? Nothing right now as the bf is leaving :(

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? The maldives

Which countries have you visited? Portugal, Maldives (can you tell i liked it there? lol), Greece..um..umm thats all i can think of right now.

Hope that enthralled you guys...sorry i haven't blogged recently. Have lots of goodies to show you though as i have been spending outrageously *gulps* and am ontemplating doing a youtube vid *further gulps* what do you think?

I tag these ladies:

Hope you're having a good weekend. Hopefully will blog some more later!

p.s. I'm trying to press enter under some the questions as theyre all bunched up at the top...but when i go to save it and publish it...it goes back to normal? eek, am i doing something wrong or is blogger just annoying?

Saturday, 11 April 2009

FOTD

Good afternoon ladies.
Here is my face today...
I decided to jump the bandwagon and checked out the prestige "skin loving minerals" yesturday.
There were three to choose from and i picked up "Glam Tan" and "Pure shimmer".

I haven't done a post on these as alot of people have already reviewed them and i'm worried people will be sick to death. Although..if you DO want me to do swatches etc let me know.
I am wearing both on my face today so hopefully the pictures will do them justice, as they are awesome.
I also picked up the body shop's "yes yes yes lip butter" as i've also heard some fantastic reviews. I had seen it a while back but wasn't too sure if i wanted to spend £5 on a lip balm...but after seeing the reviews i'd be stupid not to, and i'm glad i did. They even had an offer on where i could choose samples of things i liked, a free makeover and other little samples if i bought it...so again...would be silly not to.

[With flash]

Face:

  • GOSH touch up concealer in no 2
  • Benefit Erase paste in no 1
  • Mac Studio finish concealer in NW20
  • Bare Escentuals mineral foundation in medium beige
  • Prestige "Glam Tan" for bronze
  • Prestige "Pure Shimmer" as a highlight for cheeks and brows
  • Nars Deep Throat on apples of cheeks (very lightly dusted)

[No flash - Natural Light]

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • "Mushroom" Dazzle Dust - Barry M (all over lid)
  • Mac "Carbon" in crease
  • Mac "Satin Taupe" on lower lasline
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in "Espresso Ink"
  • Prestige "Pure Shimmer" in corner of eye
  • Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips

  • Body Shop lip butter in "YES YES YES"

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Spending the pennnies...

Sorry this is a tad late as i actually bought these last thursday.
:O
First i popped into Mac, I was completely unaware the SugarSweet collection had launched that day and was pleasantly surprised it was there.
Here's what I spent my pennies on...

Perfect Topping MSF

I really like this MSF. I am always drawn towards more pinky colours (Hence why i picked up this one rather than Refined (which by the way i have orderd as i regret not picking it up in the shop..dum dum dummm...)) The Gold and purple veining in this is gorrrgeous, and looks great as a highlight. I am pale-ish...I'm an Nw20 in the winter so i think i can pull off both MSF'S quite well but i would say that this one is foolproof.

Lollipop Loving LippyThis Lipstick is a coraly/pink with green reflex in it (Can't actually see this in the photo..bum). I bought this as i thought it was a similar colour to Neo Sci fi's Pleasureseeker and i love that colour. I was also attracted/interested by the Green reflex. This look really nice on, and it's subtle..don't worry your lips don't look green when you turn certain angles. I know alot of people were dissapointed by this which may have been because so many people hyped about it, they may have had higher expectations...me nono. But what i do know..is i love it :DThen i popped into superdrug and couldn't resist the 3 Dazzle Dusts for £9.9(5 or 9...don't shoot me for missing a few pence)

The top shade is 03 - pink/gold - This is So pretty, I wouldn't really say it's gold, I think it's pink with a coral undertone and peachy reflex.

Middle Shade is 51 - Mushroom - I looove this one. I can't believe i never spotted this before. It's the colour of Moth wing dust but obviously much prettier. Perfect for a neutral eye.

Bottom shade is a fine glitter dust in 23 - This is a black with very fine purple reflex. This would look amazing on a night out ontop of a smokey eye. The camera doesn't quite do it justice as it really is pretty.

Nice little haul for you there.

One other thing...which is completely non-related...but...why do boys give up making you feel special after a certain amount of time? Do they need recharging or something? It frustrates me SO much.

I thought guys were supposed to make girls feel like princess's everyday?

:(

Monday, 6 April 2009

MAC Colour Craft Collection..OH.MY.GOD

I just wanted to quickly share my excitement with you all...
This collection is coming out July 9th in the U.S.
Look at all these Mineralized goodies...
Mineralize Skinfinish
Sunny by Nature Rich bronze with pink pearl pig
Cheeky Bronze Soft golden coral wth bronze pearl
Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral wth gold veining
Triple Fusion Left: Soft champagne gold, Center: Soft golden peach, Right: Rose pink with gold nuances
Smooth Merge Left: Soft champange pink, Center: Deep rose, Right: Pale cool pink
Warm Blend Left: Antique gold, Center: Mahogany Bronze, Right: Copper

Mineralize Eyeshadows
Assemblage White with silver pearl / Deep grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
Odd Bits Mid-tone silver grey / Dusty rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy/ Peachy bronze
Fashion Patch Ice blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
Eccentricity Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/ Rich bronze
Natural Flare Copper / Yellow orange / Mid-tone brown / Rich gold
Girlish Romp Mid-tone violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink

Mineralize Blush
Hand-Finish Light pink with deep gold veining
Fab-dabulous Mid-tone burnt coral with yellow gold veining
Daft Pink Deep blue pink with light white gold veining
Improvise Mid-tone neutral coral with light white yellow gold veining
Cheek & Cheerful Mid-tone bronzy brown with yellow gold veining
Style Demon Mid-tone brick red with copper veining
Sadly no images yet :( But i cannot WAIT to see the skinfinishes. All 6 of them.
You best get saving ladies, this looks like it could be a good collection!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

I LOVE Bootsales - NARS 3 for £1

Some of you will know what i'm talking about when i say "Boot Sales", some called them jumble sales i think. But anyways, It's usually a gert field filled with car's selling all their old junk.
My mum has dragged me to these since i was born pretty much & this morning when she came into my room at 7.15am i almost turned over and went back to sleep.

I AM SO GLAD I DIDN'T, LOOK WHAT I FOUUND!!

Nars Deep Throat Blusher

Nars Lipglosses "Boogie Nights" & "Bilitis"
Not my usual colours, but would look FAB on a night out!
And how much for all of these?
£1 (!!!!)
Bobbi Brown Lipliner in "Nude"
Cuteee Little Jars of highlighting powder! I don't know the company but they're just adorable & look gorgeous on the skin.
Benefit Lipgloss in "Didn't Hear It From Me"
This beautilicious bunch only cost me
50p
And then i found lots of Smashbox goodies...& we don't have this brand in the UK. So i grabbed these...
Smashbox Eyeshadow's "Ingenue" & "Wrap"
Smashbox Shadow Trio "Wide Angle" and Smashbox Cream Liner Duo in "Putty/Midnight Brown"
The Smashbox Goodies were
50p
for the lot!!!
I cannot stress to you enough ladies...PLEASE go to bootsales. I was so chuffed with these finds & I want you to find some amazing things too. If you look through the junk you are bound to find something. It's like searching for diamonds :)
I think this is the cheapest Haul ever & Is way better than Ebay.
and i know it's early on a sunday morning...but so what? Look how much money i saved & It was so much fun.
If you look through your local paper, it will tell you where and when the sales happen. They are mostly every sunday :D
I also have some sugar sweet and barry m things to show you that i purchased on thursday, so look out for that post too.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Reviews On Items Recently Purchased...

Phewphh what a long day. I do hate working on saturdays, it means my weekend is cut short.
Blog time...
I'm affraid there's negative feedback on a few products i've got recently...which makes me sad...and kindof angry.


FIRSTLY...


Chanel Pro Lumiere


So i was in House of Fraser...and i thought, right...liquid foundations...where the fook do i start? Then i remembered that there had been an awful lot of amazing raves and reviews on Chanel Pro/Matt Lumiere. So i strolled on over to the Chanel Counter..and there was nobody there..no MA..nobody. So i sortof tested a few of the foundations hoping somebody would realise i needed assistance..but no. So at that point i though "MEH, i'm going to walk away" when a blonde lady with an orange face appeared (She had been over at another counter chatting) and she said "Are you okay?" and i said "Um..Id quite like a new foundation" so she sat me down in a hurry and said "Okay well, this looks like it could be your colour" and she smeared it on my jawline. It was orange. I said this...and she said "OH um..oh yes so it is" so she brought back a slightly lighter one...and said "Oh yes, this is deffo your colour" So i purchased it...got it home and put it on only to find it was WAY too dark for my skin. Was this woman on crack or just blind? I did alot of blending and bronzing on the neck as i wanted to see if it was a good foundation.
Sadly, i did not get on with this at all. It made my skin dry and look incredibly flakey...and by about 3 o clock i looked in the mirror and i had weird patches, and all my blemishes were orange and standing out? I was going to the cinema with my boyfriend and i actually "lick-damped" a tissue and wiped it all off as it looked SO bad, i would rather have exposed my natural skin than keep that on, and that is saying something...i also would NEVER lick my foundation off? WTF lol

Oh Chanel...how i wanted to love you but ohhh you are going straight back. Maybe it was because the shade wasn't right? But that wouldnt mean it would make my dry patches any less visible? Oh well. I'm glad it works amazingly for most people but my skin refused to co-operate.
And for £28.30 I don't think it's worth it.

LUSH's Chox Away Soap


Never have i felt so sick from using soap...Seriously guys...I had to get out of the bath because i was almost gagging. (nice image for you there ;)) Now usually, I love Lush products...and what makes it even more stupid is that i smelt it before buying it and though "Oh that smells nice". Chocolate scent? What's not to love? I washed with it...and the longer it stayed next to me in the bath the more sickly, and disgusting it became. It's a smell i never want up my nose again. I even had to ask my boyfriend to remove it from the bathroom before i went back in. I sound like im pregnant and im going through some weird nausea stage. haha. Some of you may like it and think "WTF is this girl on about? Its soap that smells like chocolate? YUM" but for some reason..i absolutely hate it & I am going to hide it until i can stomach the smell enough to give it to someone or sell it on ebay. :D

LUSH's The Soft Touch Body Butter

I loove this body butter. It seriously does leave your skin silky smooth. I think Body butters are amazing full stop. Buffy is one of my absolute Favourite Lush products. Although it makes me sad how quickly it dissolves :( And i know that some people find it a little too invigorating , so this would be the perfect substitute. No harsh grains but leaves the same smooth skin. The smell is nice too! I would highly reccommend this and will be using it alorra lot. I would also like to point out that it certainly is not this colour. It's more a salmon pink. :)

I'm also seriously loving my NARS purchases. Nothing bad to say about those. The quality is amazing. I have a feeling Laguna is going to be a staple bronzer from now on & I absolutely LOVE Ondine eyeshadow. It's fab for those of you who don't go crazy with colour and like to keep eye colour neutral like me. It's a colour i haven't really seen before and i would reccomend all of you who like similar colours to go check this one out. (Check my "Birthday Treats" post for photo's)

So there we go, the main things I'm loving and hating this week.

Anybody else had any similar results with any of the products i mentioned. Am i only one who doesn't get along with Chanel foundation? haha

Thursday, 2 April 2009

FOTD

FOTD!
Going for a slightly Messy-haired au naturel look. & Summer corals. (yay)

Face

  • GOSH Velvet Touch Primer
  • Chanel Pro Lumiere (Review coming soon)
  • GOSH touch up concealer in no.2
  • Benefit Erase paste in no.1
  • BM foundation in medium (dusted on face to set foundation)
  • NARS laguna bronzer
  • MAC Spaced Out blush
  • MAC redhead MSF (Lighter side) for highlight

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NARS ondine all over lid
  • MAC Smut in crease
  • MAC shroom in corners and brow highlight
  • Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips - Just Carmex atm...as they're going through a dry stage. :(

Dress: New Look £25
Plain white tee (As it's still quite chilly): H&M £5.99
Leggings: Topshop £18
Hope you all have a fabby day & make the most of the British sun...
What are you wearing today?