Thursday, 19 August 2010

Packing make-up for holiday!

I’m leaving for France early tomorow morning and have spent the past few days packing and getting ready.  Its really sad, but one thing I really enjoy doing is packing make-up!  I love going through all my bits and sorting out what I will use and re-discovering products that I love. 

I’m going away for two weeks and have photographed every product I’m taking to show you all.  I’m very aware that I’m probably definitely over packing but I can’t help it!  I’d rather take too much than too less!

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EYES

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  • Sleek Storm palette
  • The Body Shop brown shimmer cubes
  • Bare Study Paint pot
  • MACs Nylon eye shadow, Coco pigment sample and Beauty Marked eye shadow (not pictured!)
  • TBS #42 and #45 eye shadow

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  • The Body Shop Super Volume mascara
  • TBS glitter liner
  • TBS liquid eyeliner
  • Gosh velvet touch eyeliner in Black ink x2 (Just in case one goes walkies!) and Banana
  • Sleek ink pot in black
  • Clinique eyebrow pencil
  • L’Oreal voluminous mascara

LIPS

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  • The Body Shop lip and cheek stain 01
  • TBS hi-shine in #10
  • TBS lipstick in #57
  • Revlon lip-gloss in #21 Pink Crystals
  • MAC lipsticks in Jazzed and Patisserie
  • Barry M lipsticks in #54 and #147
  • Barry M lip gloss in Coral
  • Leichner (unknown brand) red lipstick

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FACE

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  • Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Porcelain
  • Bare Minerals mineral foundation in Fairly light and Mineral veil (not pictured)
  • MAC mineralized skin finishes in Porcelain Pink and Soft and Gentle
  • MAC Hipness blush
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • The Body Shop All in One Face Base in 02
  • TBS Lightening Touch in 03
  • TBS Blusher in 05
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing powder
  • MAC Select Cover up concealer in NC15 and Studio Finish concealer in NW15

That’s everything apart from brushes!

This is the make-up bag I’m taking it in -

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I got it a few years ago on EBay for a few pennies and I adore it.  Its really roomy and spacious, and is padded so hopefully my bits won’t get damaged!  I have a smaller MAC make-up bag which I keep on me with all the bits I use regularly in for quick make-up top-ups/refreshments whilst I’m travelling!

Do you think its too much to take away for two weeks? Do let me know!  I did try to narrow it down but I couldn’t anymore!  How much did you all take away on holiday this year?

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

My Zuneta posts!

Hiii Girlies!!

I’ve been writing posts weekly now on Zuneta as a guest blogger about some of my favourite beauty products of the moment and I’d love it if you could read them and leave me some feedback on the posts about what you think!

CLICK HERE to read about my new favourite body butter.

CLICK HERE to see what I think about a particular lip lacquer!

CLICK HERE to see swatches of a Rouge Bunny Rouge bronzer that I adore.

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I’ve really enjoyed writing all three posts and any feedback on them would be fabulous and greatly appreciated!

Do you have any of the products that I reviewed?  What’s your favourite body lotion for dry skin?

XXX

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Catch up & outfits!

Wow, I really am lame huh!  I’m really apologetic for the lack of posts; I’ve been extremely busy and this is the first chance in a week I’ve had to sit down and relax!  I’ve been working non-stop and celebrating my 22nd birthday non stop, so you have to forgive me!

Thank you all SO much for the shoe help on the last post!  I decided to keep both pairs (naughty!) as I couldn’t decide and I loved them both so much for different reasons.  I’ve never showed you my outfits before so I’ll show you two from my birthday celebrations which feature both of the shoes!

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Outfit 1 – Outside my favourite restaurant, Vanilla on my birthday.  Had a delicious dinner with my family after a day of spa treatments! (Please excuse the wild hair!)  If you follow my twitter then you’ll have seen the pictures of my three course meal which I would eat again every day if I could.

  • Black dress with front zip – H&M
  • Cream lace cardigan – Topshop
  • Navy quilted bag – Ebay
  • Navy/Black Heels – Topshop

Outfit 2 – I celebrated with my girlfriends at Vinopolis on Southbank – we had a wine tasting lesson and then spent the night sipping wine and cocktails!

  • Floral dress – Cult
  • Grey Wedge Shoes – Topshop

Do you like?  I’m obsessed with my floral dress from a new store called Cult which opened in Lakeside last week.   The back of the dress has strings which you can pull tight to create a corset effect which gives you a tiny waist! I love it!

My Mum knows how much I adore massages (I was diagnosed with Scoliosis – curvature of the spine, when I was 11 and had major spine surgery when I was 12 so I’ve always had a dodgy back in need of a good massage) so she took my sister and I to the East River Spa at the Radisson Edwardian hotel next to Canary wharf for some treatments!  I had an aromatherapy massage and then had a Moroccan steam cleansing ritual treatment with my sister.  I really enjoyed the whole experience and will write a full review in the next few weeks.

My gorgeous friends also bought me my favourite kind of things for my 22nd – Makeup of course!  Last year they bought me lots of M.A.C and this year they decided to by me makeup by Bare Minerals, which I’ve been lusting after for ages!  I’m now equipped with the Bare Minerals Get Started Complexion kit which I’ve been using every day!  Also expect reviews soon of what I think of it!

In other news – I am off on holiday this week.  I’ve been looking forward to it SO much as its my first holiday this year.  I am going to Disneyland Paris for a few days, and then to a cottage in the South of France for a while with my family.  I plan to write lots of reviews whilst I’m out there ready to post when I get back.  But you’ll have to excuse my absence for just a while longer, I’m sorry!

Sorry about the essay in this post, I’ll get back to the make-up reviews and tutorials asap.  I’ve also been writing guest posts for Zuneta. Click HERE to read about what I think about Paul & Joe lip lacquers.  I have another post going live on Zuneta tomorrow about Korres Body Butters – which I’m in love with! (Click here to read Korres post!)

What are your favourite spa treatments?  Which outfit do you prefer and have you all been on holiday this year yet? Where did you go and what did you get up to!?

XXXXX

Friday, 6 August 2010

Topshop Shoes! I need your advice!

I’ve never done a fashion post on this blog before, but I need some advice and I know I can trust you girls!
My favourite type of heels are wedges because I find them very comfortable as I feel they support my feet more than normal heels do, but my favourite wedges are falling apart and I really needed a new pair!  I trotted into Topshop yesterday not intending on buying anything but then I saw the shoes!! I ended up walking out with two shoeboxes and some gorgeous heels.  They were both in sale and I think they are good bargains, but I’m not sure if I should keep both pairs or take a pair back (I’m spending too much on shoes and bags lately and need to save some money)!
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So we have pair number 1 – gorgeous grey wedges!
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£30! Bargain huh! I think these are my favourites as they are comfy wedges and I think that as they are grey they will go with almost anything.  I can imagine wearing a cute little black dress with nice smooth silky bare legs and these shoes!
Pair 2! Heels.
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These shoes are very high, I feel like a giant when I wear them (in a good way though!)  I adore that my feet are literally strapped into these as I hate wearing high heels which my feet aren't secure in and may slip out, if you know what I mean?  I do adore these, I think they are very classy and different and again I think they would go with almost anything – they look more black in real life.  £35!
I used my student discount on these purchases as well saving me over £6 which was good.  I really love them both, but what do you guys think?  Do you prefer pair 1 or pair 2?
XXX

My first Zuneta post!

Hi Girls, hope you are all well.  This is just a little notice to let you know that my review of the Rouge Bunny Rouge bronzer which was featured in my July Favourites post, is now live on Zuneta.com

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(Sneak Peak!)

Click Here for the link to the post where you will see my thoughts on the product and some swatches! Let me know what you think about it by commenting the post!

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Thanks girlies! 

XX

Monday, 2 August 2010

July Favourites!

I love doing these posts so much, I think I’ve done one religiously ever since starting this blog!  I only bought five pieces of make-up this month – I think that's pretty impressive for a beauty addict huh! So I’ve been using lots of old favourites and a few bits which have been sent to me!

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The Body Shop Raspberry Body Lotion – My favourite summer body lotion, the smell is just divine.  This only comes out in TBS’s sales so I stock up on them when they are available.  My sister uses this also, and I can always tell when she does because the whole house is filled with the scent of sweet raspberries.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t adore the smell of this.  Its perfect for summer as the formula is very light and doesn’t leave you greasy at all.

Rogue Bunny Rogue As If It Were Summer Still… Bronzer – I was sent this to review for Zuneta and I have completely fallen in love with it, it’s now taken pride place in my make-up bag! You can see my guest blog with my thoughts on it, with swatches later in the week on Zuneta.com Click HERE for review!!

Topshop Nice N’ Neutral Nail Varnish – This is my sisters but I’ve stolen it.  Its all I’ve been wearing all month.  I’m going through a period of loving having nice bare, manicured fingernails after a year of wearing bright pinks/blues/holo.  Maybe its because I’m turning 22 next week and my subconscious is telling me to start being mature, haha!  Proper review with swatches to come!

Edward Bess Lipstick in Secret Desire – When I first saw this I fell in love with it, but nearly died when I saw the £24 price tag.  So I was over the moon when I was given it to try out for free!  Since owning it, I can definitely justify the huge price tag and definitely think its worth every penny.  The colour is stunning, suits all skin tones, is moisturizing, smells great, lasts ages, I can’t find any faults with this lipstick!

MAC Jazzed Lipstick – Perfect coral/orange for summer, you can find my full review of it Here!!!

MAC Porcelain Pink Mineralized Skinfinish – I have really fallen in love with this blush, it gives me the most beautiful glow and dazzles a pink-opal colour in the light.  You can see swatches of it on my cheeks Here!  Its the perfect highlight for summer and I usually team it with TBS’s 05 blush.

L’Oreal Infallible foundation Porcelain – Whenever I get stressed, whenever I use a cleanser or exfoliator that my skin doesn’t like, or whenever I have boy troubles, I get spots.  All three of these have happened lately so my skin has decided to hate me and give me a few random annoying pimples.  Luckily I have my favourite foundation on hand which happens to be this one!  I always used to have problems with foundations, always being the wrong colour, not the right consistency or amount of coverage but ever since I bought this one I’ve been very happy and content with it and no longer feel the need to look at other foundations.  I’m already on my third bottle of this!  Its the palest foundation I’ve found on the high street, the formula is perfect and its affordable at £11.

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I have a feeling that this month (August) I’ll purchase quite a bit of new make-up as its my birthday next week and I’ll be getting some birthday money, so Augusts' favourites will be quite exciting I’m sure!

Do you like Raspberry lotion like me? Or have you caught the ‘nude nail bug’!?

P.S – Thought I should introduce everyone to my two pets!

First we have Dallas.  He is a crayfish and I’ve had him for a year and a half.  He lives in my room with me in a tank and is great fun except for when he tries to escape at night-time.  He’s been a bit poorly lately so me and my rents decided to bath him and he loved it.

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Next up we have Bishmael.  We’ve had him a year and a half also and we absolutely adore hamsters.  This is a video of me and Bishmael last year.

Isn’t he absolutley amazing and adorable!  He is getting quite old for a hamster now and he loosing his hair but we still love him to bits and play with him every day!

Who else has fun pets?! Show me pictures!

XXX