Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year (in advance)

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As the New Year is fast approaching I wanted to wish all my followers a Happy New Year. May the new year bring you happiness and love to you and to your families xx

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Babyliss Pro 235 Styler - Hair Straighteners

A few weeks ago Argos sent me some hair straighteners to try out; the Babyliss Pro 235 Styler. I must say it couldn’t have come at a perfect time as I you all know I have my hair short at the moment but just this weekend I went even shorter and opted for a pixie cut. These straighteners are just perfect for my now even shorter hair, as the plates are not too big so they allow you to straighten even the shortest bits of hair as well as long hair.

The straighteners have 20 temperature settings and heat up very fast. As I have quite thick Afro Caribbean hair I assumed my hair would need the highest setting but after using the straighteners I found out that they are hot enough to straighten any type of hair and that I was able to use it nowhere near the highest setting.

Product Features:
Titanium ceramic plates
Up to 235 celsius
15 second heat up
20 temperature settings
Auto shut off

Whilst using the straighteners I have noticed that they feel a lot smoother when gliding my hair through the plates. I have previously owned different types of straighteners before but there is a difference that I instantly notice when using them. (I am not a hair pro but I am assuming it has something to do with the titanium-ceramic plates).

Another pro for me when it comes to these straighteners is the fuchsia colour. I am not really a girly girl but I always seem to be drawn to fuchsia/pink accessories. I was recently on holiday and these straighteners came along with me and became part of my everyday hair routine staple. Now I can’t wait to start using them to experiment with my new pixie cut, I might try some sexy flicks next.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry (Belated) Christmas

Hey guys, I just wanted to wish you a (belated) Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a great day yesterday regardless of how you chose to spend it. 

I know I promised that I would blog whilst away on holiday but I guess the sunshine & beautiful beaches stopped me from doing that and to top it off I got back from my holiday on Sunday really sick (I always seem to come back from my holiday's with a cold, bug etc). Anyway I had a great time away and I will post pictures in a separate post once I get the time. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Greetings from Antigua

Yesterday I woke up in London and it was freezing (-3 degrees) when I was on my way to the airport but today I have woken up in beautiful Antigua (29 degrees) with this amazing view.

I am now off to enjoy the island and it's offering but as I have all the amenities here I will catch up with my blogging etc.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Illamasqua Cream Blusher - Seduce

Earlier last month I decided to take the plunge and buy my first cream blush. I knew instantly that I wanted to try Illamasqua's cream blushers but I wasn't sure what colour to try but after a bit of researching on the net I decided on Seduce.

Illamasqua describe seduce as a 'warm rose pink, with a dewy finish'. I have to agree with that description as its a gorgeous rosey pink that works well on my skin tone. Before purchasing it I thought it wouldn't work well on my skin tone as I could only find swatches of it on fairer skin but I have to say that this shade looks good on, so its definitely women of colour friendly too.


I must admit I have been very scared of trying cream blushers before as my face is quite oily and I thought that I would just end up looking like a hot greasy mess but this was actually not the case. As described Seduce gives a dewy finish and not an oily one. I would put it in the morning and by the end of the day (9pm) it would still be on only having worn off a little bit. I am really impressed with the wear of this product as I am not the type person that has the time to re-apply things like blusher during the day and especially during the working week.

Seduce swatched on my hand

I bought the Real Techniques Stippling brush to use with cream blushers and it works perfectly with cream blushers. All I do is lightly dip my brush in the blusher then dab a bit off on my hand before very lightly adding it to my cheeks circular motion. Trust me a little goes a very long way with this blusher. If you do find you've put too much blush on by mistake I like to get my powder brush and lightly brush a little powder over it to tame the brightness of the blush.

Here's a pic of me wearing Seduce, I love that the colour gives my cheeks a warm flush of pink.

Illasmasqua Cream Blusher - Seduce

L.A. Colors Lip Liner - Dark Brown
NYX Lipstick - Spell Bound
MAC Lipgelee (lip gloss) - Moistly

Happy Belated 3rd Blog Birthday to Me

Monday was my blog's 3rd birthday and I can't believe I forgot it. But with being occupied with a hectic few weeks at work & uni assignments I had to take a break from blogging for a little bit, now I am free until after Christmas woohoo!!

As always I just want to say a BIG thank you to all my followers and to those that read my blog, it really means a lot to me that people actually take time out to read my blog.