Friday, 31 July 2009
1st Prize: Becky @Make Up Me
2nd Prize: tackyblueeyshadow @tackyblueeyeshadow
3rd Prize: cat at catslittleobsessions
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to tell me what colours/shades you would like!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Who doesn't love new shoes?? I love my new Kurt Geiger flats.
Two weeks off Work
My contest : )
don't forget to enter!
Sally Hard as Nails Wrap- Acrylic
Surprisingly good for my flakey nails and cheap too!
Waiting for Pay Day
What more needs to be said?
Sorry you look beautiful in person, horrid on camera : ( Yes, MAC MSFs I'm looking at you!
Monday, 27 July 2009
What's in the boxes?....
KG Lily Pumps Black
Kurt Geiger Ludlow Pumps
I picked up these these gorgeous pumps from Kurt Geiger... i love pumps for work as i already tower most people at 5'10''. I mainly picked the purples ones up because of the gorgeous colour .. the photo doesn't really do them justice. I ended up paying £39 for the purple ones, £39 for the tan ones and £31 for the black ones.
All the Mikey jewellery in the sale was down to £3! I picked up the followings pieces original prices were £28 for the necklace and between £15 and £18 for the earrings!
I also picked up the new Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and Face Touch up stick, i haven't had a chance to use these properly yet so i will do a review in a week or so!
And finally from Superdrug i picked up the Collection 2000 Dynasty nail varnish (after seeing Hele's blog) and Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Acrylic. I've been wearing both of these for the past two days and have to say so far I've been really impressed with both, especially the Sally Hansen. It claim to be a sort of acrylic gel in a bottle, obviously it makes them no where near as hard as having acrylic extensions but it makes a nice base coat for me and my peely nails. To start with i applied this to thickly as i didn't realise how thick this was, less is definitely more with this!
I hope that you all had a great weekend and bought lots of nice things!
Sunday, 26 July 2009
1. Schwarzkopf Touch of Silver Shampoo
If you have highlighted blonder hair you will know her hard it is to prevent it from going brassy between appointments, this is my saviour! It basically is a scary purple looking shampoo which you lather up and leave on for five minutes. The only downside is it can be quite drying so make sure you use plenty of conditioner afterwards! I use this product around twice a week and find that works for me. I've only been able to find it in Lloyds Pharmacy and a local supermarket called Roys so have a look ! This costs around £1.99 per bottle so is a great bargain compared to over purple shampoos on the market!
2. Bastiste Dry Shampoo
Great for mornings when you are in a rush! I prefer this in the original version as i'm not a fan of the synthetic scent of the other two which seem to linger through the day!£2.00 from most chemists.
3. Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover
I love this stuff! It feels gentle around your eyes and doesn't sting like some other brands *cough* MAC *cough*. Best of all it removes all my make up leaving no panda eyes in the morning! £2.99 from Boots, but is often buy one get one half price.
These are definitely my top three, what bargain beauty products do you love?
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
This is what i am lusting after at the moment-
St Moriz False Tan- I have yet to try this out yet, despite all the raves, mainly because i haven't located it anywhere where i live. I will probably just buy it on ebay when some of my auction end. I would love it be as good as my beloved St Tropez. *fingers crossed*
Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush- Coral Riviera 002
This looks really pretty as i love coral and and i love bronze, i'm hoping this could be my HG bronzer/blush in one . If you have tried this let me know what you think!
Saturday, 18 July 2009
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Light Medium
Group Photo : )
From left to right
Back row: Lightscapade, Porcelain Pink, Glissade, Shimpagne, Light Flush, Petticoat, Stereo Rose
Middle row: Soft and Gentle, Global Glow, Cheeky Bronze, So Ceylon, Shooting Star, Warmed
First row: Refined, Perfect Topping, Redhead, Blonde, Smooth Merge
My favourites have to be Stereo Rose and Lightscapade, this two in my opinion are unique. Stereo Rose gives a beautiful coral-gold glow and Lightscapde a candle lit glow. Both worth hunting down in my eyes
However not all of them have managed to remain.
The ones that fled the nest and why........
Northern Lights- Chunky glitter, unflattering muddy tone. Just plain horrid imo.
Gold Spill- Chunky glitter, borring colour nothing spectacular, had to go! Flashtronic collection MSFs did not cut it for me, MAC what were you thinking!
Naked You- NASTY SILVER CHUNKY GLITTER. That is all i have to say.
Pleasureflush- I bought this when i was desperate to have every single MSF but i always felt guilty about the money i spent on it ..ekk, so i decided to sell it on. It was pretty a pinky beige subtle shimmer which gave a nice glow but to be honest it is not all that. For the money it goes for now i would want it to make me look like a supermodel.... and sadly it didn't acheive that!
Metal Rock- Another one which was purchased in my desperate search to catch them all! This deep bronze goodness was far far far too dark for my pasty skin, i don't know what i was thinking at the time! Thankfully i passed it on to someone with a much more suited skin tone.
Brunette- Same story far too dark for pale me. It had a lovely texture so if you are naturally darker i would recomend finding this!
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Cheeky Bronze MSF
Smooth Merge MSF
Up the Amp Lipstick
Way to Love Lipstick
I really wanted Colour Craft lipstick but is was sold out already! I will probably try and hunt this down online as it looks really pretty!
So far i a have to say i am happy with Smooth Merge, the middle raspberry colour is unique and not as metallic as Petticoat MSF as far as i can see. Cheeky Bronze on the other hand I'm slightly less impressed with, i think i have buyer's remorse! Although it is pretty the texture seems slightly flaky, not that rich smooth pigment we have been seeing from MAC as of late. I'll try it out and see how i get on and report back!
I have yet to try the lipsticks, Up the Amp is scaring me now i have it in daylight! But we shall see........
Sunday, 12 July 2009
I stopped at MAC and had a look at Colour Craft but to be honest i'd seen it all before in way or another. Daft Pink and Smooth Merge looked really pretty but even them that i could walk away from. TBH it is probably that i just have to many MSFs and a subtle variation on the shade of shimmer just can't been justified (and i can justify most purchases!).
If you are new to MAC though i would recommend checking them out as the ones i swatched were not glitter bombs like some of the mineralized products have been in the past and like i said Daft Pink and Smooth Merge were pretty!
In the end i ended up buying some jelly gladiator sandals from New Look which will be great for the beach- and they were a bargain at £8!
This morning as it was a nice morning, once it had stopped raining, i decided to have a wander round the local car boot and i am so glad i did!
Admittedly,there was a lot of trash, but i found these two treasures!
Francois Nars- Make Up Your Mind
I have wanted this book for so long but couldn't justify the £25 for so when i saw this i could't belive it! I picked it up from the mere sum of £3!
This is just a beautiful book to look at and makes a good coffee table book. It comprises of before and afters with acetate sheets showing the colour placement and products. I can't wait to try some of these looks!
Also i picked up these beautiful taupe leather Topshop boots- complete with labels showing the price at £100 for £5! I can't wait to wear these in the autumn with jeans.
Hope you all had a good weekend and bought some nice things!
I done this look on my sister the other night and is is how it turned out!
Chanel Mat Lumerie- Clair
MAC Lustre Drops Pink Rebel (mixed with foundation)
MAC Mineralize Natural Light Medium
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- Stereo Rose (blush)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade (highlight)
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Urban Decay Get Baked Eyeshadow Palette
Half Baked over lid
Twice Baked in crease
MAC Vanilla Pigment as a highlight
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Bourbon
Cheryl Cole Lashes
Diorshow Mascara Black
MAC Costa Chic Lipstick
Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Gloss