Sunday, 16 January 2011

COTW - Marine Conservation Society

This week I have chose the MCS as my Charity Of The Week. Their focus is to keep the UK sea's clean and keep a balance of the amount of wildlife currently inhabiting them. This is something that I feel is very important to me because I live on the East Coast of England and a lot of people I know, including my parents, rely on the high quality of our beaches to bring tourists to the area. The MCS are also currently supporting the TV chefs on Channel 4 who are working to improve the current state of out sea's.

If this sounds like a cause that you would like to get involved in then you can visit their website here where you will also find information on how to make a donation!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Post Christmas Shopping

Ugh, January is such a depressing month :( But in an attempt to cheer myself up these are a few bits and pieces that I have picked up since Boxing Day :)

- Superdrug Head In The Clouds Dry Shampoo
- Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation
- NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
- Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream
- Superdrug Vitamin E Illuminating Moisturiser
- Urban Decay Pigment in Shag
- Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Glitter
- Topshop Utilitarian Nail Polish
- ELF Tone Correcting Concealer in Apricot Beige
- ELF Eyelid Primer
- ELF Bronzing Powder in Luminance
- ELF All Over Colour Stick in Spotlight

Miss Selfridge Necklace - This was Half Price :)

Miss Selfridge & Topshop Ring - Both on sale :)

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Good Charlotte - Good Morning Revival

Jack Wills Sweatpants - If you remember in this post I said I was going to take my Nike sweatpants back, well I did and I replaced them with these Jack Wills ones which I prefer so much more!

If you would like reviews on any of the make-up and beauty products just leave me a comment. I'm still working on my Mac Mineralize Satinfinish review, I just can't decide if I like it or not :(

Monday, 10 January 2011

Products I would like to try in 2011

After watching loads of "2010 favourites" videos and reading loads of blog posts, these are the products I would love to try out sometime during 2011

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin

Mac Face & Body

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation

Bobbi Brown Corrector

Eye Shadow

Mac in Sable
Nars in Lola Lola
Urban Decay in Scratch


Illamasqua in Katie - Picture from

Illamasqua in Sob

Nars in Albatross
ELF in Gotta Glow


Mac Harmony Blush - Picture from

Illamasqua Rumour Blush - Picture from

But I guess we will just have to see how it goes :) I am sure new things will come out over the next year that will completely distract me from the things I planned to buy ... what products are you hoping to try out over the next year?

Sunday, 9 January 2011

COTW - Stonewall

COTW stands for Charity Of The Week as I mentioned in this post, I am planning to donate a small amount of money to a different charity every week over the next year and am hoping some of you may join me. This week I have chosen to donate to Stonewall
Stonewall are a UK based charity that emphasise gay equality. I received an e-mail from them stating what they are going to be working on in the near future:

Equality at school: Homophobic bullying blights the lives of countless young people, in all schools. Over the coming year, through our Education for All campaign, we'll continue our work with young people, teachers and the government to tackle this vital issue, from producing guidance for teachers to holding inspiring events for young LGB people.

Equality in health: Lesbian and gay people often face barriers to the right healthcare. Stonewall is launching a major programme of work to tackle homophobia within the health service, both for patients and staff.

Equality in law: Following Stonewall’s recent successful campaign to secure a new criminal offence of inciting homophobic hatred, our work to secure equal recognition for same-sex parents and their children, through the fertility bill, continues apace. We’re currently lobbying politicians to ensure fairness in public services in the forthcoming Equality Bill.

Equality at work: Our work with employers continues to expand and we'll be launching a new improved version of our guide for employers as well as making initiatives such as our workplace conference, workplace equality index and leadership programme better than ever before. We'll again distribute our Starting Out recruitment guide to all UK universities.

If this sounds like a cause that you would like to get involved in they you can visit their website here where you will also find information on how to make a donation

Monday, 3 January 2011

Christmas Presents - Make-up

The second part to my Christmas presents ...

  • Ted Baker Make-up Brush set
  • Set of 6 Nail Polishes
  • Sweetie Lip Balms
  • Avon Purfume
  • 3 MUA Nail Polishes
  • Benefit Powder Pop Blush Set
  • Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow in Leggy
  • Dior Set with Mascara, Eye Liner & Make-up Remover

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Something A Little Difference

I am sure that if you watch YouTube video's quite regularly, you may have noticed a little thing called Project For Awesome a few weeks ago. It really got me thinking about my contribution to charities and made me realise just how many organisations are out there aiming to make people's or animals lives just a little bit better. So after watching many moving P4A video's I decided that one of my new year's resolutions would be to donate £1 every week to a different charity. Now I know £1 really isn't a lot but I am hoping the "every little helps" idea will become a reality and my money will go towards some sort of great change.

Now, the biggest challenge is really going to be picking out the 52 charities that I am going to donate to over the next year and whether I can stick to my resolution. I really hope I do!

So now I am off to watch loads of P4A video's again and decide who to donate my money to :)

Saturday, 1 January 2011

How much does "your face" cost you?

You know when you come across a blog that you just completely fall in love with and just sit scrolling and reading through all of their previous posts, well this happened to me the other day when I came across Golden Glow. A post that really stuck out to me was when Lisa added up the cost of the products she uses on an average day. I hope she doesn't mind but I thought I would give it a go too ...

Nars Sheer Glow - £29.00
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - £3.99
Mac Studio Finish Concealer - £12.50
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Concealer - £10.00
Mac MSF in Soft & Gentle - £19.50
Topshop Cream Blush in Flush - £6.00
Mac Blush in Well Dressed - £16.50
Urban Decay Primer Potion - £12.00
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara - £5.00
Mac Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe - £11.00
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Sin - £13.00
Max Factor Eye Shadow in Burnt Bark - £0.99
Sleek Ink Pot in Dominatrix - £3.99
Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner in Feelin' Good - £10.50
Mac Lipstick in Hue - £12.50

Total = £166.47

This is the sort of make-up that I would wear on maybe an average weekend or a night out to the cinema or for dinner.

I think this post would make a really great Tag, do feel free to add up your face and let me know what it totals too :)

My Favourite Products of 2010

Happy New Year!

These are my favourite products of 2010 that I found myself using a lot over the past year. There is a great range on high and low end brands so hopefully there will be something for everyone in this post.

Nail Polishes
Essie in Van D'Go
Barry M in Berry Ice Cream

Gosh in Darling
Mac in Hue

Maybelline The Colossal Mascara

Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Mac in Well Dressed
Topshop in Flush

Mac Studio Finish
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil

Eye Shadows
Urban Decay in Sin
Boots 17 in Statuesque
Max Factor in Burnt Bark

Eye Liner
Sleek ink Pot in Dominatrix

What have been your favourites of 2010?