Saturday, 29 January 2011

Flirt - Essie

Today's nail colour is Flirt by Essie, which I would describe as a coral shade and is described by Essie as 'A sexy hot pink-orange'.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

New Jewellery

Just a quick post to show you guys some new jewellery I have recently purchased.

Swirl & Stone Oval Ring - Topshop
Swallow Ring (it doesn't look like a swallow) - Primark

Charm Bracelets both Primark

Leaf Pendant Necklace - Miss Selfridge
Bag Necklace (it opens & closes too) - Primark

Sunday, 16 January 2011

L'Oreal Million Lashes Extra Black Review

As some of you may be aware I bought the L'Oreal Million Lashes mascara back in June and I loved it instantly for the extra volume and length it added to my lashes,  (review here) so I decided to try out the new Extra Black version.

My first observation about the mascara was that I noticed a lot of excess formula on the brush before even using it, which you can see in the above picture. The mascara seems to be very wet more than the original version which can be annoying when applying to the lashes as it takes a while to dry.

As you can see there is a big difference to my eyelashes when the mascara is on but if I am being honest I don't really notice any difference with the Extra Black in comparison to the original version. If anything I just find that it is a lot wetter and it makes my eyelashes clumpy which I didn't find happened when I used the original version. I actually prefer the original version as you really cannot tell that it is supposed to be darker than the original version.

Monday, 10 January 2011

MAC Buys

I've actually only just realised that despite the fact that I am a MAC addict and I am always buying something from MAC I actually have never posted any of my purchases on here (shame on me). Anyway, here are my recent purchases and I promise to put up more of my purchases in the future especially my favourites.

1. Pro Palette Eye Shadow x 4 - I picked up my first quad eyeshadow palette as I already have two of the larger eyeshadow palettes but I needed something more lighter to carry about in my make up bag.

2. Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Dark. This was a repurchase as I have been using this powder for over a year now and I seriously cannot fault it. It gives skin such a natural glow and it is definitely ones of my favourites.

3. Select Cover-Up Concealer - NC48. I have been using this concealer for years and I can't live without this product, I mainly just use it under my eyes. It makes my tired face look a bit more presentable : ) I am a NC50 at MAC but when using the concealer I have 3 shades I like to use NC45, NC48 & NC50. NC45 is a little bit lighter than my normal shade but I tend to use it on nights out.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Models Own - Peach Sherbert

I am currently wearing Models Own Peach Sherbet on my nails, this is the colour that started my Models Own obsession when I saw it on my sister's friends nails I just had to have it!! I really like the colour but I do find that the colour is a bit hard to apply as it comes up a bit patchy because of the consistency, I had to apply 3 coats to get this finish. Despite this, the colour is lovely on and i've even received a few compliments *smiles*.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Suspender Tights

So I have had my eye on these House of Holland suspender tights for ageeees!! and every time I go to purchase them they were always sold out. Anyway, I finally managed to pick up the last pair from River Island whilst shopping last week and I was excited!!

I don't know how this happened but I somehow managed to put a massive hole in it on the first day I wore them, I actually nearly cried *sad face*. I was soooo gutted as i've wanted these tights for ages and for the fact that I put a hole in a £12 pair of tights (I never spend that much on tights). Luciky i've now managed to find a pair online and placed an order instantly *happy face*.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Lush Goodies

Last week I went to Lush to hunt down any remaining limited edition Snow Fairy shower gels that may be left as I have never tried it but wanted to see what the hype was about the it before it sold out.

Lush describes Snow Fairy as 'Candy floss pink and sweet as sugar with iridescent sparkles'. I only managed to get the two last 100g bottles of Snow Fairy so this definitely will not last me long but they were half price so that made up for it. I haven't used it yet but the smell is soooooo gorgeous!! It smells of bubblegum and I just want to eat it.

I also decided to buy Glogg as it is also a limited edition and it was half price too. Lush describes Glogg as a 'Warming, spicy, cinnamon filled shower gel'. I can't really describe or put my finger on the smell of Glogg but it is kind of reminds me of the festive season and it has a nice warming smell to it quite like how Lush describes it.

Toner Tabs: Tea Tree, Vitamin C & Vitamin E

I picked up these Toner Tabs that you dissolve in hot water to steam your face with as my skin has been playing up recently and I need to attack the breakouts. The lady in the shop also mentioned that the remaining toner water can be kept to use during the week as a facial toner. (I'll post a review on the Toner Tabs once I have used them).

Monday, 3 January 2011

New Year 2011

I went out on Saturday to celebrate the New Year with the girls and here is the outfit I wore on the night. I bought the dress the same day on a last minute rush to find something to wear and after trying on numerous dresses I bought this one and a lace black tunic from Topshop.

Dress: TFNC at Topshop
Bag: Accessorize
Necklace: Primark
Bracelets: Dorothy Perkins & Primark

I hope you guys had a great start to the New Year, whether you celebrated it by going out or staying in.