Friday, 31 December 2010

December Favourites

My last favourites of 2010 ...

Mac Bronzer in Golden This has been great for just warming up my face a little during the cold month

L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Hand Cream Still using this to keep my hands nice and soft

Urban Decay Primer Potion Because I realised I have never included this into a favourites post but I use it every time I wear eyeshadow

Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Foundation Almost finished this which must prove just how much I love it :)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin Possibly my all time favourite shadow I own!

Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW15 Just because it is so perfect

Boots 17 Blush in Bramble Frost Just a great everyday blush colour

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas Presents - Clothes

I figured it was easier to split my presents up into groups and it also means I can span these posts out over a week or so because recently I haven't had much inspiration for blogging

Jack Wills Leggings

so perfect to just sit around the house in which is pretty much all I have done this Christmas :)

Cheap Monday Skull T-Shirt

This is sooo soft and now I really want the black one too :)

Just the tags :)

Nike Sweatpants

I think I am going to take these back because I just wanted them to drive in and sit around the house in but although they fit and they are my size I just think they look far too big on the legs and they are a little too long


Because everyone loves slippers at Christmas :)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas Present Preview

I know there are a few people who do not like Christmas present posts as they think it is all about showing off but I really wanted to show what I got and Victoria from LilyLovesLola told me to blog about whatever I want to blog about so here is just quick picture preview of some of the things I received for Christmas. I will do a few more posts over the next week or so showing close up pictures and things :)

Sunday, 19 December 2010

November Favourites

Ahh sorry this is so late :(

Boots No.7 Eyeshadow in Mink Such a pretty colour that is really wearable for school

Mac Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe I've been using this like non-stop ever since I bought it! I love it and I completely understand why everyone has it

L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Hand Cream Such a life saver in the cold weather!

Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara I've pretty much used all of this up and I am so totally going to buy another one

Lip Smacker in Coca Cola This smells amazing :) haha

Sleek Ink Pot Gel Liner Still love this more than any other liner and I used it on my friend and she loves it so much now too :)

Topshop Blush in Neon Rose I thought I had lost this :( but then I found it and I remembered how amazing it is :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Winter Nails

Now that it is December I figured it was about time for my top 10 winter nail polishes of 2010 just in time for Christmas :) Also, it was snowing when I took this picture so I thought I would take it outside in the snow for you :)

(Top Row from L to R)
Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish in Grey Matter
Barry M Nail Paint in Navy
W7 Glitter Nail Polish in Blue Dazzle
Collection 2000 MaxiFlex Nail Polish in Rustique
Models Own Nail Polish in Nude Beige

(Bottom Row from L to R)
Barry M Nail Paint in Vivid Purple
Topshop Nail Polish in Lead
Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish in Black Cherries
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Ravishing, Dahling
W7 Glitter Nail Polish in Red Dazzle

If you would like to see swatches of any of these polishes just let me know and I will see what I can do :)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Birthday Haul - Clothes & Misc

This is the last part of my Birthday Haul Posts. It's not ver exciting, because not many clothes have really stood out to me recently. But this is what I have picked up.

Black Panel oversized Top - Primark - £10

Grey Mesh panel sleeve jumper - River Island - £25

Super Skinny Jeans in Blue & Black - Primark - £8 each

For clothes I also bought:
  • A plain grey long sleeve top from primark that Ididn't think was worth taking a picture of
  • An oversized new look top with birds on it which is in the wash
  • A Primark ring which I have lost :(
  • A Pair of studded Topshop Pumps which i returned

30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War & Snow Patrol - Up To Now - 2 for £10
Elastic Heart Bracelet - Miss Selfridge - £4.00

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Recent Eye Shadows - Swatches

I figured that although I post the occasional haul, I don't really post swatches of the make-up that I purchase. So this post is a little bit of a catch up :)

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows
(From L to R) Tango, Jules & Bronx

(From L to R) Tango, Jules & Bronx

(From L to R)
Mac in Satin Taupe, Boots No. 7 in Mink, Max Factor in Burnt Bark & MUA in Shade 12 - Pearl

(From L to R)
Mac in Satin Taupe, Boots No. 7 in Mink, Max Factor in Burnt Bark & MUA in Shade 12 - Pearl

Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liners
(From L to R) Va Va Voom &Glitz

(From Top to Bottom) Glitz & Va Va Voom

I hope this is helpful to anyone that is interested :)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Birthday Haul - Shoes & Bags

This is another post of some of the things I have bought over the past few weeks with the birthday money I was given. I've added prices just so if anyone likes what I have bought and would like to buy them too they know how much they were:

New Look Black Wedge Peep Toe Boots - £25.00
I want these in cream/beige too! they look amazing and are really comfy!

New Look Grey Wedges - £25

Converse White Chuck Taylor All Star's Low - £35 (I got mine from Office)

Bank Black Skull Clutch Bag - £25.00
This also looked amazing in cream but I don't wear cream a lot :(

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

NOTD - Barry M Nail Paint in Dusky Mauve

I've been buying loads of nail polishes but not really showing any of them so I thought it was time to start doing some regular NOTD posts. The first is Barry M's Dusky Mauve.

Charlotte over at Lipglossing did an amazing comparison post of this nail polish with the Chanel Paradoxal. Check that out here

It is such a beautiful colour when it catches the light but when you can't see the purple shimmer, it still makes a really nice winter-y colour. The picture is of two coats which is normal for most Barry M polishes to get a good opaque colour.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Birthday Haul - Make-Up

This is the make-up that I bought with the money I was given for my birthday :) I didn't buy it all at once, It was done over about 3-4 shopping trips :)

Revlon ColorStay for Normal/Dy Skin in 110 Ivory
Mac Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation in NC15
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent

Mac Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe
MUA Eye Shadow in Shade 12 - Pearl
No7 Eye Shadow in Mink
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Liner in 13 Va Va Voom
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Liner in 1 Glitz

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Nail Paint
Barry M Nail Paint in Dusky Mauve
Topshop Nail Polish in Lead

W7 Blusher Brush
W7 Foundation Brush

If there is anything you would like swatches or reviews on let me know and I will do my best to do a post for you as soon as possible!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

October Favourites

It's that time again :) Sorry this is a few days late but with the days getting darker much faster now it means I cant take good pictures after school so all picture taking has to be done at the weekends. This could mean a lack of posts in the future :( But anyways, this is what I have been loving this month:

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in 01 I never really used this a lot but now that it is winter it just adds a really nice red flush to either your cheeks or lips. I wore it on bonfire night and loved it :)

Revlon ColorStay for Normal/Dry Skin in 110 Ivory I have wanted to buy this for moths but never did for some reason. Then it went on sale in Superdrug for £9.99 and I had some birthday money so I figured why not. I am so glad I did :) It covers nicely, I love the smell and it comes in an amazing colour range.

Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW15 Easily the best concealer I own for covering imperfections.

Boots No7 Eyeshadow in 60 Mink I bought this because I had one of those £5 off no7 vouchers so it only cost me £2.50 and it is so much better than I thought it would be. I don't know if I would pay £7.50 for another one though, I'll just wait until I have another voucher :P

W7 Blush Brush If you don't like the idea of paying loads for make-up brushes then I recommend W7 100%. They have a great range and they are sooo inexpensive! This brush is really good for applying powder and only cost £3!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Black A birthday present from my friend which I love! I always ignore the Rimmel counter for some reason but I think I might have to look further into their other mascaras because this one is really good!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Some Pictures From My Birthday

Some of you may have been aware that Sunday the 24th was my birthday, so I thought I would show a few pictures from the day of what I got up to ...

I woke up, put on a jumper and opened cards and presents from some people

We then set off for a two hour drive to Doncaster to meet with family for a meal

We arrived at my cousins house, got ready, and headed to the restaurant

I sat next to my nan :)

After dinner they brought out my Birthday cake

And then we had a big family photo :)

Now I posted a picture on Twitter of some blogpost ideas that I had but I would love a little bit of input before I start taking pictures and typing anything up. My Ideas were:
  • Birthday Dinner FOTD
  • My Birthday Presents
  • Halloween Costume
  • Things I bought with my Birthday money
  • Halloween FOTN
  • Presents from my Sisters holiday
I just want to hear how everyone feels about my posting my presents on my blog. I know there were some people at Christmas who didn't like it when others showed what they recieved but I actually really liked seeing what everyone got. If there isn't an interest then I don't mind ... Just let me know :) I will also be doing:
  • Rimmel Primer Review
  • InStyle Magazine Collection
  • Lots of NOTD posts

Saturday, 23 October 2010

A New Obsession

Since about August, I have been really into wearing wedges. I just can't seem to go shopping without buying anew pair :) I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I simply cannot walk in heels :( These are the ones I have bought over the past few months:

Lace Up Peep Toe Wedges - Primark - £15.00
These are more of a day time wedge that look really nice with leggings or skinny jeans

Strappy Black Wedges - River Island - £30.00 in the sale
OMG! I love these so much. I've loved them since I first saw them, but I didn't want to pay £55 for a pair of shoes that I knew I wouldn't wear, so when they were in the sale I jumped at the chance to get them, especially since I am 18 tomorrow so I will be going out more. However, they are so ridiculously painful and seem to make me walk funny so I am sending them back :( If I had £30 to waste, I would keep them just to look at!

Platform Strappy Wedges - New Look - £25
These are so comfortable and I wore them to my friends birthday the other day and plan to wear them again for my birthday :) If you see these in New Look and you like them just try them on, they are really easy to walk in and are really comfy :)

Beige Buckle Up Wedges - Primark - £15
I think I have probably worm these the most as they kind of just feel like you are wearing flats and add a really nice edge to an outfit. Also,they are far cheaper than the ASOS ones I wanted for ages.

Beige Peep Toe Wedges - New Look - £25
WHY DID I TAKE THESE BACK? Seriously?!?! When I bought the black new look wedges I took these back. But ever since I did, I wish I hadn't but haven't had chance to go back to New Look to re-purchase them :( I hope they still have them new time I go shopping! They are also really comfortable, but add a more sleek look to an outfit rather than an edge one.

Do you have a favourite pair of wedges?