Thursday, 31 December 2009

Lush & Superdrug Haul





So many Bloggers are posting about Lush at the moment and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I have only been in Lush once but the smell was too much so I walked out. I was also under the impression that it was very expensive. At the moment if you spend £20 in Lush you get to pick a free Christmas gift set.





I got 2 bottles of Snow Fairy shower gel (one for my sister), 1 Baby Angel, Butterball, Creamy Candy, Star Bath Melt, Mr Butterball, Sex Bomb and Melting Marshmellow. And then I picked the Snow Fairy gift set, I didn't want a christmassy set with snow men and stuff so I went for this and I'm glad I did because I love the little glitterbug in there and I really love the smell of the shower gel I can't wait to use it in a bit. I also got a sample of the Big shampoo as I really want to try it out.




And I went to Superdrug, the 3 for 2 offer has been extended for a few more days so I got the Barry M lip gloss number 5 (the one that smells of bubblegum!), I needed a new bronzer as I think Alice has had my Prestige one and I can't find it anywhere! So I got the Rimmel Shimmering Maxi Bronzer and then I couldn't decide what else to get so thought I would give the Sleek Volume & Curl mascara a go and then I got a hair dye as I want to get rid of the red in my hair, I'm struggling with my make up and clothes with it so I bought spiced chocolate by Loreal Excell 10. Well I got to the till and the bronzer wasn't on 3 for 2 as it was classed as a tanning product! But it was on the Rimmel stand, I wasn't happy but Col was having a strop at how long Iwas taking and Alice was taking all the sweets off the stands at the tills so I just accepted it and left but I don't think that is right.







It was Alice's birthday yesterday she was 2 and she was given lots of money and vouchers so we went to buy her some new clothes today. We also got her these shoes, I know they have nothing to do with my blog but us girls are like magpie and these shoes from Sketchers are so sparkly and pretty I had to show you



And thats it, my last shop and haul of 2009! Thank you to all my followers for reading my blog and following me I really appreciate it. I hope you all have a fantastic night what ever you're doing and I'll see you in 2010.
xxx









Monday, 28 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope everybody had a lovely christmas, ate lots, drank lots and got lots of lovely presents!! We've had a busy christmas, I don't feel like I've had a break! Tired is not the word, and Alice turns 2 on wednesday so it doesn't stop. But it was vey lovely, Alice was very excited when she saw all her presents on christmas morning, then we had breakfast and my husband's family came round with more presents. We got the Dolce Gusto coffee machine from his dad and step mum, 6 bottles of wine, chocolates and some money. Alice got spoilt!! Then we headed off to my parents for dinner, where again Alice had lots more presents she's so spoilt. She got a Disney Princess kitchen aswell as some more bits, we had dinner and a few drinks and then me and my sister sat down to play with our new make up!! I got the Urban Decay Book of Shadows, a few Sleek things and a couple of GOSH things from my family and a new handbag! My husband bought me new boots and paid for my haircut. We got home yesterday and I couldn't believe how much stuff Alice actually got, I think I need to extend my house!!

So here are some pictures, I also bought the Kirkland brushes from Costco today and I love them! I will do a review in a couple of weeks when I have used them more.











I'm so excited I got the BOS Vol II I love all of the colours in it and its amazing! I'm hoping to be able to do a FOTD or 2 before NYE but if I don't I hope you all have great nights and Happy New Year!! xxx







Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmassy NOTD


Barry M Red Glitter. This is a really pretty polish for the Christmas season and for all those parties! However, its is an absolute nightmare to remove!! The method I chose was to sit infront of the X Factor final on sunday and pick as much off as I could, then I poured nail varnish remover into the lid of the bottle and soaked each finger in there for 5 minutes and then peeled it off, at the end I went over them all with a pad. It took me the whole 2 hours the show was on! There has been discussions on Twitter this week over the best way to remove it, Helen at http://www.just-nice-things.co.uk/ says to soak a cotton pad so its really wet and hold it on each nail for 5-10 minutes. Either way, its really time consumming but worth it for pretty party nails!

Friday, 18 December 2009

FOTD & Snow!!

Hi everybody!


Sorry for the lack of posts, once again I have been ill :( Seriously I think I have spent 80% of this year poorly with colds and whatnot. I am feeling lots better now though (although I do have a husband with "man flu").

Here is today's FOTD



Face
Revlon Colorstay
17 Shine-Free powder
Max Factor bronzer
Sleek 'Coral' blush


Eyes
Using my Glamour to go pallette I used the light shimmery shade all over my lid, and then the bronze/brown colour all over my lid. Sometimes, just 1 colour makes me happy.
MAC ebony pencil
Rimmel The Max mascara



Lips
Blistex instensive moisture :) My lips are so dry its awful. But after a while after the creaminess of the Blistex has gone it makes my lips look nice and full and nice pink colour!


















And we have snow!! I'm so excited I love snow, I took Alice for a walk yesterday and she kept saying "Sky,snow" she's so cute! Today I took her out to play and she was amazed! She won't touch it though















Another thing I like about the snow is getting wrapped up! I really like hats, this is my favourite I bought it for £5 from H&M





Do you have snow where you are?

Monday, 7 December 2009

Another Haul!

This is definately my last before christmas now!!




I just went to Boots, at the moment I can't justify the money for MAC. I've heard good things about the 17 shine control powder so thought I'd give it a go. I got more Colorstay, I absolutley love this foundation but I just wish it came with a pump as I'm wasting it! Then I got the Red Glitter polish from Barry M aswell as the lip gloss in Toffee and got a free limited edition lip gloss, its really pretty and looks gorgeous over the toffee gloss. In other news I have a lovely triangle of spots between my eyebrows!! One next to each eyebrow and one above them. Lovely.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

NOTD


Barry M baby pink. I love this polish, but I haven't enjoyed wearing it until now. I haven't been using a top coat and this polish really needs it as it needs a few coats and you end up with it being really soft. So I bought the Barry M 3 in 1 basecoat, topcoat and hardener and its fantastic! It means I can wear this and Flamingo pink which I also find to be a very soft polish. Last weekend me and Alice made some christmas decorations, I got them all out the other night as she made my parents some so there is currently glitter all over my house. I have some silver glitter stuck to my nail now and I think it looks really pretty with the polish. I don't want to paint over a silver glitter as I think it would look a bit childish but does anyone know of a colour the same as this that has some glitter/shimmer to it?
x

New hair!



So I finally had my hair cut. I hadn't had it done since May 08 when I had it doen for Alice's christening. I wanted to grow my hair and I just couldn't justify the cost of having it done when there's so much make-up to buy! But Col offered to pay for it for me. I was planning on just going for a long bob but just before I went I found a picture of something I loved so printed it off and took it with me. I've used the same hairdresser for years, she's the only person I trust and she always listens to me. But I feel so stupid when I take a picture in as I always do it...I'm just really rubbish at describing things.


So this is my hair before the chop (this is the FOTD I tried to do for you all the other day, you can see why I didn't post it)







And after..




I really love it! I was getting so fed up with my long hair as it was just so boring, I even stopped straightening it so I could mix it up a bit! Those who read my sisters blog might be thinking its the same, yeah it is that wasn't intentional as it was supposed to be a bit longer at the front but the hairdresser got a bitscissor happy at the end! And I did the colour myself! I ended up using Loreal casting creme gloss in mahogany again as I couldn't get plum power.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Collective Haul

Sorry for the lack of posts, last week I had swine flu and just didn't have the energy to do anything! I didn't wear any make up or straighten my hair until thursday!


I have still managed to buy things though and here is what I have bought over the past couple of weeks







GOSH grey beige eyeshadow

Barry M Dazzle Dusts in Old Gold and Mushroom

Sleek blushers in Coral and Pixie Pink

Prestige bronzer

Too Faced Glamour to Go kit

and Rimmel The Max mascara ( the only mascara apart from diorshow that I have bought twice!)


The Old Gold DD was a mistake I thought I had bought Mushroom but when I got home and opened it, realised I'd picked up the wrong one. I love the GOSH shadow its so gorgeous and very christmassy.



Swatches of GOSH, Old Gold and Mushroom.





I also really like the Sleek blushes, the coral is my favourite. I've barely used the pink one as I don't think the oclour suits me but I will have another go, I did do a FOTD today but I still look ill on it so I won't post it but I will do it again when I'm feeling 100% and the mother of all spots on my forehead has gone!

Hope everyone is well, I can't believe its December!! It will nearly be christmas I'm so excited.

xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

FOTD

Another Graphite look! Excuse the hair I couldn't be bothered to straighten it today!








Face
Revlon colorstay foundation
Max Factor bronzer just under cheeks and on temples.
Sleek Coral blusher

Eyes
From Graphite pallette: The 1st grey on bottom row all over the lid, the bluey colour third from right in the middle, 2nd grey from left in the socket and outer V, and the last purple colour just pressed onto outer edge.
MAC Liquidlast liner
Rimmel The Max volume flash mascara
Barry M 146 lip paint
Free Jemma Kidd bodyform gloss (the paler pink!)

I bought 2 Sleek blushers today and so far I really like them but I will do a review in a couple of days.

x

Monday, 16 November 2009

Sleek Graphite pallette

So Sleek released another Limited Edition pallette last week (or was it the week before?) and I managed to pick one up yesterday. This one is for smokey eyes, I love a good smokey eye and I love the Sleek pallette's so I had to have this. I'm sure loads of you will have seen reviews on it this week so I won't go into too much detail with it. Once again it costs less than £5, and the pigmentation is amazing, one thing I will say is to do your eyes before your foundation with this one as the fallout was terrible because of the dark colours.




So you can see you have some pale colours for highlight/base, some silvers and greys, 2 shimmery blacks and 1 matte black, 3 bluey/purples which are gorgeous!




Swatches as shown in the pallette.

And here is a look I created with it today




I think this is a great pallette for the christmas party season! I just wish I had a party to go to :(
Anyway, if your local store happens to have any in grab one as I know they are selling out fast!
x

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

FOTD









Face

Revlon Colorstay foundation in Buff
MAC MSF natural in Medium plus
Bobbi Brown Desert Rose blush

Eyes

From my Smoke & Mirrors pallette the shimmery pink/mauve "Deception) and Black Magique
Just black eyeshadow as my eyeliner
Rimmel The Max Mascara



Lips
Gosh Darling
Jemma Kidd gloss the pale pink one from the Bodyform giveaway.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Blog award!

Thank you to my sister for her Blog of the Week Award!


If you haven't already go and check out her blog http://make-itmake-up.blogspot.com/

A small haul!

So I mentioned last week that I bought Rimmel Stay Matte foundation, well it completely dried out my skin! Now the past couple of months I have had really oily skin so for it to be dry was really odd, so I decided to go and buy a new foundation! So many people talk about Revlon Colorstay and I tweeted on friday about whether it was worth a go and Dress Junkie http://dressjunkie.com/ convinced me to buy it. I ended up buying a random 17 lipgloss too in Coral queen.






But best of all my husband bought me the Smoke and Mirrors pallette from the holiday collection at MAC!!! I'm still excited. The colours are so gorgeous and very me, they're not very pigmented however. I also got a greasepaint stick from the dsquared collection in the purple colour (I can't remember what its called).








Swatches of the shades shown as they are in the pallette.

I really love the foundation the coverage is amazing and I wish I had tried it earlier! I have only been using it since saturday though so I will do a proper review soon.

x

Monday, 2 November 2009

FOTD

Well Saturday nights FOTD









Face:


Rimmel Stay Matte (I only bought it on saturday so expect a review) mixed with Dior Forever (that will be why I'm not matte then!)

Translucent powder

Max Factor bronzer

Nars Orgasm blush


Eyes

Body Shop eyeshadows, I bought them in the sale last year for like £5 and they came in a long black box they're pretty big and so pigmented. I used silver and grey and then the black from a Sleek pallette.

Barry M metallic liquid liner in black.

Rimmel The Max mascara

Eyelure Girls Aloud "Nicola" Lashes


Lips

Barry M 146

Benefit Her Glossiness "Who are you wearing?"


And a random picture of me and my sister

One Lovely Blog award

Sinead at http://daintydollymix.blogspot.com/ nominated me for this award


If you haven't already, check out her blog!
The blogs I nominate are:

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

NOTD

Sorry another NOTD, I've been full of a cold and not really in the mood to be doing FOTD's.



This is Barry M Black Red. I bought it last week and I really like it, I have applied 3 coats to get it looking even(ish) and I think its a good autumn/winter colour and also good for Halloween!





Barry M nail polishes are currently 2 for £5 in Boots, I also bought Coral!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

NOTD

This is Eyeko Pretty Polish, it was £1.99 in Superdrug. Now I have tried one other Eyeko polish before which is the Vamp Polish and the coverage was pretty good with that. But this was a nightmare. The picture below shoes 4 coats on my nails! And as you can see its still not opaque, I put another coat on later on which slightly improved but still not fantastic. Its such a shame as its a really pretty colour once you build it up, I'm wondering if it will work better over a white polish. I was going to buy Barry M Baby pink polish, is it any better?


Monday, 19 October 2009

Christmas at Superdrug


I've just been to my local Superdrug (just for a new nail polish, a dazzle dust and some nail varnish remover) and spotted the 3 for 2 christmas presents. I never knew they did this, is it a new thing? Anyway they have some great sets I spotted these 3 which I think I will buy and I think I will use one as a blog giveaway prize. I haven't forgotten I said I'd do one once I hit 20 followers but I just haven't gotten round to it yet.







They're all £10 each but on 3 for 2 it will only cost £20, which is perfect if you have any work Secret Santa's or for friends or family!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Shopping! NARS and Sleek.

So yesterday me and my sister http://make-itmake-up.blogspot.com/ took our brother shopping to give him a makeover! He's nearly 21 and his dress sense is not good, he wears lots of football shirts, wrestling and character tshirts! So yesterday we (when I say we, it was me who did most of the choosing!) took him to buy new clothes which was fun. But of course, I was in the city centre - I can't go there without a little trip in Selfridges. I went to the MAC counter but to be honest I have lost my love for them recently, there's nothing I really want (well maybe a few eyeshadows) but I just don't find the quality all that great. So we had a walk around, and ended up at NARS. The night before I went I couldn't sleep because I was trying to decide what I should buy (sad right?) as I blogged the other day I haven't been buying new make up as I need new clothes but I can't find much I like in the shops at the moment, so I had been thinking of buying NARS Orgasm blush.




We went to the counter and as usual I was being very indecisive so the counter girl tried Orgasm, Super Orgasm and Deep Throat on me but I preffered Orgasm. So I got that and the Mekong eyeshadow which is just so so gorgeous I LOVE it!!



You can see from that swatch how beautiful and sparkly it is! I have come to accept now I am a neutral girl, I don't go for the bright eyeshadows I just like the browns and shimmery shades. I also went to Superdrug and bought the Sleek Ink Por eyeliner gel in glacier which is just white, I wanted it for a base for my eyeshadows. So today I applied the glacier over my lid, mekong all over the lid and blended up and out a bit, then I put a bit of gold on the inner quarter of my eye. It looks lovely "in real life" but I just can't get it to pick up on camera, it looks green!


But here is my FOTD

(Excuse the hair I haven't had chance to straighten it yet)
So I have on my usual foundation, MSF and my new NARS Orgasm blush (which I dropped!!! I really thought it would have smashed I felt sick!) with Mekong and the gold colour from the Sleek storm pallette on my eyes, white barry m liner on the waterline and Rimmel The Max mascara!
My sister bought 2 eyeshadows, a blue and a white I can't remember their name's but she has gone shopping again today so no doubt she will do a post on her blog later on, look out for that. We were both so excited and hyper after we'd bought them it was quite funny.



Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Barry M Metallic liquid liner - Review

Two weeks ago Barry M had a draw on their blog http://ilovebarrym.blogspot.com/ of all their followers to win one of their new eye products. Either the Metallic liquid liners or their Matte eye crayons. I chose the liquid liner in metallic black as I wanted to try a liquid liner other than the MAC one I recently bought. The draw was on friday and I received my eye liner on the saturday! I was very excited (sad me?)






And this is the applicator, which is more of a sponge than a brush and a swatch of the liner









I have used it a few time since I got it and I really like it. I find the colour is perfect as its not too black to look really harsh during the daytime, its easier to apply and to remove (unlike the MAC Liquidlast)



So this is it on my eye, please excuse the mess I have made with it. I normally do a much better job, I don't know what went wrong today.





I find I can usually do very good winged or cat eyeliner with it.

This retail for £4.50 and are available from the Barry M website now http://www.barrym.com/products/product.asp?id=144or in Superdrug.