Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ins, Outs and I'm guest blogging at Zuneta! :-)

Hi Ladies

I've just settled down with a cup of tea and a biscuit so I thought I'd give you a little update on things with me in the form of an ins and outs post (who doesn't love these!).


MAC brule eyeshadow - I'm loving this eyeshadow at the moment, it's perfect for effortless ''no makeup'' makeup, and looks fab all over the lid with winged liquid liner. My go to look at the moment!

Getting active - Last week I went to two aerobics classes and my first ever yoga class (which was so relaxing!). I felt so refreshed and full of energy afterwards, I can't wait to go back this week!

Christmas shopping - To spread the cost of Chrimbo I have oficially started my Christmas shopping! I've only picked up little bits and bobs so far, but Its made me so excited! I know its early but I'm feeling a little festive already! :-)

Marc Jacobs, Lola - Since the cold weather has definitely started I decided it was time to put down my summer scent (Nina by Nina Ricci - I love this) and change it up a little. I got Lola for Christmas last year and it is lovely - Light, fruity and floral :)

The Million Pound Drop - I was addicted to this programme last time it was on - and I am again! I think the concept is fab and I even roped the boyfriend into playing along with me last night (We didn't make it past three questions - massive fail!)


Brrrr its cold in here! - I can't believe how quickly it has become so cold. I've already got out the scarves, mittens and hot water bottles! It also seems to absolutely tip it down every time I walk into Uni at the moment - time to invest in a properly waterproof coat I feel!

Nude lipstick - Don't get me wrong, I still love my nudes but at the moment I've been really enjoying wearing brighter lippies, MAC's Snob is my current fave :)

Teeny tiny bottles - I've run out of my Sephora primer after less than a months use. why oh why can you only buy a o.o5 oz bottle!

and thats all my ins and outs for the moment! :) I also just wanted to let you know some exciting news - I'm doing a couple of guest blog posts on Zuneta in the next few weeks - yippeee!
My first post went live today, and it is all about my top tips for getting happy healthy hair. If you would like to take a peek you can do by clicking HERE! :-) It would be lovely to have some feedback from you all! :)

Hope you're all having a lovely week, and its not too cold where you are!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Product Of The Week: NYC Liquid Eyeliner

Hi Ladies,

The latest product of the week is NYC's liquid eyeliner, which I picked up about a month ago from superdrug for £1.99 and have used almost daily since!

I have been really impressed with this liquid liner, it has a thin, flexible applicator which makes it easy to create thin and thick lines (after a little practice!) and although it does start to flake slightly towards the end of the day, I find it incredibly long lasting compared to other liquid liners I have used.

I picked up number 860 Jet black, which is a fairly intense black but still soft enough for wearing during the day. This eyeliner takes a little longer to dry than others I have used, but it doesn't both me too much - I've actually found it quite helpful for correcting mistakes!

So like most NYC product I've tried, this eyeliner gets a big thumbs up and 7/10. I expect higher end liquid liners do perform better, but If you're looking to save some pennies I can definitely recommend this one :)

P.s I just wanted to say thankyou so much for all your comments on my last couple of posts, I'll definitely do some reviews of the products in my last post once I've given them all a good try :)

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A little Haul :)

Hi Ladies!

I just thought I'd share with you a few things I have picked up over the last couple of weeks. With Christmas coming up I have tightened those purse strings so this will probably be the last haul for a while, I've actually started writing down everything I spend daily in a bid to save some pennies!

So - Onto the products!

1. MAC Fix + - I've actually never used fix + before, so after hearing so much about it (refreshed long lasting makeup yes please!) I thought it was about time I gave it a try. I've only used this once so far as a finishing mist and am yet to try using it as a mixing medium so look out for an update on what I think to it :)

2. MAC Creme Cup lipstick - I was looking for a new lipstick for day to day wear and creme cup definitely fits the bill. Its is lovely wearable pink, and has that fabulous glossy cremesheen finish - I just hope it doesn't start to melt too soon!

3. Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara - I picked this up on offer in superdrug last week and have been using it daily since. I actually really like it as a mascara, its got a medium sized tapered brush, and applies really well but I'm yet to see any lash accelerating effects! Although I do like this mascara, it hasn't wow-ed me so I'm not sure yet whether I'd repurchase.

4. Bobbi Brown foundation Stick Compact - This is the compact version of the Bobbi brown foundation stick which I picked up at a CCO. It can be used as both a foundation and a concealer, but I have only used it as a concealer (I prefer liquid foundations). On first impressions it has a creamy, buildable consistancy and the colour I went for (porcelain) is a really great match for my skintone :)

and thats everything! Look out for a new product of the week coming up soon (its a bargain buy too!) and hope you're having a lovely week. I'm going to a yoga for the first time tonight (eek!). Then I'm definitely ging to be settling down with a cup of tea to watch the apprentice!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Current Favourites :)

Hi Ladies,

So I think I have pretty much missed the boat for September favourites! So here are some of the lovely things I am reaching for at the moment, and a very recent purchase which I am in love with already! :)

1 - St Moriz tanning mist - I purchased this a couple of weeks ago after using the St Moriz tanning mousse for a while and I like this spray version just as much as the original (if not a tiny bit more!) Its quick and easy to apply, and gives a lovely sunkissed colour - thumbs up all round!

2 - Sheer Blonde Gleam Creme - This product never leaves my handbag, and I have used it regulary since I was about fifteen so I thought it was about time I showed it some love! It refreshes the ends of my hair when they start to feel dry and tames fly aways without leaving it greasy, this is one of my favourite hair products.

3 - NYC creme blush in plaza pink - I picked this up on my holidays this summer and I'm so glad I did! its adds a lovely peachy pink glow to the cheeks and is really easy to apply - just twist it up, pop a little on and blend with your fingers - easy peasy! :)

4 - NYX lipstick in Paris - This has been the lippie I have been reaching for most recently on nights out, its a fabulous bright pink with great staying power.

5 - MAC eyeshadow in Naked Lunch - I love this eyeshadow, so much so that I only have the tiniest bit left! it's a really subtle champagne pink with just the right amount of shimmer. I would definitely say this is my most used eye shadow, it looks great teamed with pretty much anything.

6 - MAC eyeshadow in Corduroy - Another favourite eyeshadow, corduroy is a matt brown which I use in the outer corner to add a little extra definition although it might look a little boring in the pan, this is really well pigmented and easy to build upon - I love it!

7 - Kinder eggs - who doesn't love kinder eggs! They always cheer me up (especially right now when I'm completely full of cold!)

and finally, my new hair straightners which are right at the top of my favourites list! After months of being straightner-less, and then a few attempts at cheaper brands (which were no match for my ridiculously thick hair!) I finally decided to spend some pennies on a new set of GHD's.

This is the limited edition pink patterned IV styler for breakthrough breast cancer. I love the detail on them, and they came with a lovely heat resistant mat and case which I think will be great for travelling! Unlike my older GHD's these have the new sleep function, where they turn themselves off after 30 minutes of not being used and they also seem to heat up much quicker :)

Hope you're having a great week!