Monday, 2 September 2013

Blogging holidays

Hi, Well this is awkward, let's break the ice and see what I've been up to while I was away....
I still look the same!
I celebrated...
Getting a new job......
After working full time and studying for my Beauty Diploma....
Which was tiring and time consuming!

But I still had time to hang with Ethel and Polly
I saw a lot of hot air balloons this summer
And went out
And danced like this apparently
And now I'm a unicorn (I wish)

Thursday, 31 January 2013

MAC mineralize skinfinish natural





My new favourite powder

Why I've never tried this before I don't know, it's lightweight & non drying, due to it being mineral based it has that lovely, slight luminosity which stops your face looking "flat". It's the only powder I've used that acts like a powder without looking like one. I can tell this is going to be a long term relationship.

I'm in the shade Medium and love applying it with the real techniques powder brush.



Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Nails Inc. Backstage collection

Oh hi!
Long time no see, sorry about that!
I have just discovered the Bloggsy app for ipad (massively slow of the mark i know) which means, hopefully, blogging will be so much quicker and easier for me that I'll be posting more regularly :)
On to the actual post .......
I was eying up this Nails inc. trio at work for quite some time. More often than not "sets" never appeal to me, they always seem gimmicky & contain things I just wouldn't use. However, the backstage collection consists of three colours I love!
Porchester square - A Nails inc best seller & I'm a sucker for nudes.
Abbey road - full coverage holographic glitter, sold!
Stratford - new metallic rose gold.
This then went in sale at 50% off so I grabbed it for £12.50, amazing when a single Nails Inc. polish is £11. I think my favourite is Stratford, could it have something to do with the fact it matches my new Michael Kors watch?


Friday, 9 November 2012

Body Shop Winter Favourites

As yuk as it is, winter being just around the corner means only one thing, Dry skin! 
For a good few years now I have called upon this little trio from the body shop to help with my winter skin woes. First up is the Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip care Stick, I couldn't tell you how many times I've repurchased this product, it's my go to lip moisturiser. Does the job, smells lovely, easy to use stick, always have at least 2 on the go at once. £4 from The Body Shop.
Seriously dry or chapped hands? The Body shop Hemp hand protector does the trick. One of the Body Shops best sellers this rich hand cream soothes and protects dry hands all day long. It even keeps working after you've washed your hands! I love it for times when my hands feel sore and dry. Smells gross, works wonders. £10. 
Last but not least, feet! Let's be honest we all forget about our little feet in winter, 3 months of hiding them away in socks and boots can make them feel neglected :( I try to use my Body Shop Hemp foot Protecter as often as I can be bothered (usually equalling about 3 times a week - sorry feet!) I love using this thick creamy foot butter before bed, its feels very rich and nourishing and keeps my feet soft. £10.

All products were purchased with my own money and are available from thebodyshop.co.uk or in stores. 

Monday, 22 October 2012


Clockwise L-R Macleans Total Health Whitening, Boots Build up removal shampoo, Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser, Nars Laguna bronzer, Origins eye doctor, Emma Hardie cleansing balm, Original Source vanilla milk and raspberry.

I love the medicinal, antiseptic fresh taste of the Macleans Total Health Whitening so much I used up two tubes. Not sure how much it helps to whiten my teeth but it leaves my mouth so super fresh I want to brush my teeth all the time. Not everybody will love the taste of this toothpaste but it's worth a try for the feeling alone. 
Boots Expert Build up Removal Shampoo has been a bit of a staple in my hair care routine for some time now. Used once a week it really deep cleans my locks, gets rid of any built-up product and grease to leave my hair squeaky clean and soft. I recommend you all try this £3.49 hair saviour. 
I will forever (well, for the forseable future) use the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser, I wont bang on about it again. 2 more pots down.
It wasn't until I used up this Nars Laguna Bronzer and had to go back to using a different one that I realised I couldn't live without it. It's the high pigmentation, soft texture and colour, natural bronze, not orange, that makes it just perfect. I went out to buy another pretty soon after,  I will never to be without it again. 
This pot of Origins Eye Doctor Eye Cream has lasted me 6 months plus, value for money you might say, however considering the £25 price tag I would be disappointed with anything less. Whilst this wasn't a wonder cream, it certainly did what it says on the tin (or pot) Kept my eyes cool, hydrated & created a smooth base for make-up, I would definitely consider buying this again.
When I received this 15ml sample size of the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift & Sculpt Moringa  (longest name in the world) Cleansing Balm, I wasn't overly excited. It swiftly landed in my ever increasing "to try" product pile.  Fast forward a few months and everyone & the cats mother is talking about it. So after finally getting round to trying, what do I think? Love it. This is like a cleansing balm on steroids. The smell, the texture, the way it emulsifies, removes make up and leaves skin super soft and clean is beautiful. Despite the £34 price tag I will be purchasing the full size. My best friend may also accidentally got hooked after using it to remove our heavy night out make-up, ooops!
A cheaply but a goody, I can't get enough of this Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry Shower gel. Around £2, moisturising, pretty pink colour and smells amazing. nuff said. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Harvey Nichols Haul inc. Jeffery Campbell Martinis

Clockwise from left: Coat £25 Primark, Bobble Bottle : £10.95, Jeffery Campbell Martini flats : £105, Louise Young : LY24 £11 & LY04 £17 All Harvey Nichols

Picked up a few bits I had my eye on for a while including this jacket with leather sleeves from Primark. Bit of a dupe for the Zara one which has now sold out but it was cheap and chearful at £25 and will see me through the autumn. 
I needed a decent pair of flats for work, basically some that weren't going to wear out two months down the line (ahem Topshop) So went for the Jeffery Campbell Martini studded flats in Black w/ silver studs. Winter is most definitely on the way which is why I'm not wearing these outside in the rain. I have my little wellies to walk to work in instead :)
Everyone needs a Bobble bottle! my last one sadly melted when Sam poured boiling water on it! GRRR.  I no longer have to buy bottled water when out and about, It encourages my to get my 2 litres a day and call me a princess, but I can't stand tap water! So this little guy gets a massive thumbs up from me. 
Lastly I needed a decent blusher and eyeliner brush, having being disappointed with the eyeliner brush in the Real Techniques kit (way too thick & chunky) I picked up the super fine Louise Young LY24 for use with gel eyeliner and the LY04 which is the perfect size for blush. 
What have you been buying recently?