Saturday, 13 November 2010

Crown and Glory

Crown & Glory is a gorgeous website full of crafty, handmade hair accessories. If, like me, you feel a bit naked without something pretty in your hair, I would seriously urge you to take a look at all the amazing pieces that the lovely Sophie has designed and created.

She very kindly sent me a headband covered in flowers, leaves and a sprinkling of glitter. Basically everything i love to pop in my hair. It's called "The Josephene headband". All flowers are handpainted & made of silk & it's only £10! A bargain if you ask me, especially when so much effort has been put into it.
A lot of you always ask me about my daisy headband, and the truth is i made that, so i can't tell you where to get one. But if you want to add a floral, feminine touch to your barnet, take a look at all the things Sophie has to offer. It's not just flowers either.

Sorry for the crappy webcam quality. I was ill, and so these are about as detailed as you are allowed.

If you want to buy anything from Crown and Glory, you can get a discount of 15% off until November 30th by entering "ZOELLA" at checkout.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

FYF Cosmetics

I was recently sent a few items from FYF Cosmetics to try out and review for you all. I had heard good things about this makeup brand, and had seen a few reviews myself and thought the quality looked really good, so obviously when i was given the oppertunity to try them, i definitely took up the offer.

Before the reviews, I hadn't ever heard of FYF Cosmetics. FYF stands for "Flawless You Forever", which i think is a cute little name for a makeup company.

The first thing i was given to try out was the nail polish in "Tokyo". I'm not normally a fan of very light, thin colours. I used to wear them all the time through school, and over a french manicure they look very pretty but this polish may have reignited my love. It retails for £6/$9 which i think is a good price. Quick drying, easy application. Thumbs up!

Second thing I tried out, which i was the most excited about, was the mineral lipstick. The colour i recieved was "Natalie", being quite pale, i'd say it's probabaly a little darker than a lipstick i'd normally wear. More like a "my lips but better" shade. Which is nice for a really natural look. I have been wearing this lipstick a lot, especially with a pale lipgloss on top. The formulation is very creamy, I'd say it's comparable to a Mac Creamsheen finish. It's also very pigmented, and it glides on effortlessly & stays very well. I'd love to look into a few more shades. I think the darker colours would be amazing! The lipstick retails for £12/$18, which i do think is a teeny bit steep, but there is no doubt that the quality is there.

There are definitely some other things i'd love to try from the FYF range, the quality is clearly of a very high standard. The packaging is pretty simple, but you do get that nice heavy feeling from the lipstick. One thing i'm not a huge fan of, is the website. Obviously when buying from the company, the first place you're going to go is the website to browse through the items. It's easy to manoeuvre around, but some of the pictures and banners are pixelated and for some reason this really bugged me. For such great quality products, you would hope this would reflect on the website too.
If you are looking into finding new products from a new brand, i would definitely reccommend having a look at FYF products, the lipsticks in particular are really lovely. You can buy it here:

These products were sent to me for review purposes. I was not compensated, nor do i have any affilation with the brand itself. These thoughts are my own & I will always be honest.