Monday, 20 December 2010

Blogging hiatus...

Just to let you all know the reason I haven't posted, and why there will be no posts for a while is because my nana is very poorly and we've had really bad news. So blogging is the last thing on my mind and my heart just isn't in it.


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Today I am..

Over on Emily's blog for a little interview.

Go and check it out and if you're not already follow her!


Avon Violetta & OPI Mad as a Hatter...

So I'm unsure on Matte nail polish. Seeing as its Christmas, the season of glitter I attempted to change my mind with a bit of glittery polish with my Matte mani!

I added OPI Mad as a Hatter to my ring finger. It looks so much better in real life, I couldn't stop staring at it (however since doing this mani I have lost the OPI!)

The two go together so well.

The Avon Matte didn't last so long without a topcoat, one day at the most! However with the Rimmel Matte topacoat, it kept the polish looking good for 3 days.

I do love this colour, it keeps catching my eye as I'm getting on with my day. I just hope I can find my OPI Glitter again as I love the two together.

Friday, 10 December 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I just thought I would share some recent photo's from the holiday season. Christmas is truly my favourite holiday, and winter is my favourite season. I think it helps that, currently, I don't drive so I don't have to drive through the snow, I don't have to try and get into work. I can just enjoy the pretty snow falling in front of my house and then go out with Alice and have fun building snowmen....

Alice putting the Fairy on our tree

"Alice's" (i.e Mine) Snowman

Enjoying the yummy Mulled Wine at the Manchester Christmas Markets

Our Tree! 

Putting Mum's tree up (this is my little sister)

Keeping occupied on snowy days by baking!

My neighbours perfect lawn of snow that remained untouched for over a week until it rained and melted all the snow! I was so tempted to run over it every time I saw it..

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Dear Santa...

This year I have been very good and I would like to wake up on Christmas morning to these lovely gifts...

MAC 5 Cool Thrill Seekers Pigment/Glitter £27.50 includes Mauvement, Softwash Grey, Cheers my Dear, Silver Fog and Reflects Pearl.

Neal And Wolf Indulgence Tranquility  gift set
£23.95 from Neal And Wolf
Includes Indulgence scented candle and Harmony Intensive Care Treatment

Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette

Benefit Somebeauty to Love Christmas set

Eyeko Sugar Lips set £15 from

Use Ambassador code E12858 and get a free gift when you spend over £15.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Avon Matte Nail Polishes...

Avon isn't a company I tend to buy a lot of cosmetics from. I've purchased the odd thing but I can't say its the first place I would think of to have a little splurge on new makeup. So I was quite surprised to see some recent video's raving about the new Supershock eyeliner, my Sister in Law is an Avon representative so when I ordered one of the liner's, she showed me the new Matte nail polishes which she ordered.

There are five shades L-R Black as Night, Violetta, Red Velvet, Inky Blue and Grey Cement.

The grey and black are matte in that they have no shimmer, whereas the red,violet and navy all have lovely shimmer in them. Its most obvious in Red Velvet when its applied to the nail..

This is two coats, they apply really easily and dry super quick. Violetta and Red Velvet are my favourites, the colours are beautiful and the shimmer is gorgeous.

These will be available from Avon from December 23rd and whilst on offer will cost £3, full price is £6. I definitely recommend you try them.

Friday, 3 December 2010

My current favourite look...

Now don't fall over I've actually managed to do a FOTD! Go me

I've been wearing this look a lot recently, and I really do love it. The sparkle in it makes it festive but its still not over the top. Its an eyeshadow I've never paid any attention to despite having about 4 of them - Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy.

I apply Midnight Cowboy (or Midnight Cowboy rides again if you have that will do, its just a bit more sparkly) all over the lid, Then in the crease and outer corner I use Stray Dog (which is a taupey shade you could use Mushroom if you have that it will create a similar look) and Oil Slick in the very outer corner to make it slightly smokey. Then I just line my eyes (I've used a MAC liner here) apply some mascara (this is Avon Supershock) to complete the look.

Its so easy and requires no thought which is why I love it.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Alva Rhassoul skincare...Part 2!

So as I said last month, with my My Pure blogging parcel this month I would review the toner and moiseriser from the Alva Rhassoul range.

I've been using them for the last month and I'm undecided.

Last week I had a huge breakout of rather big, very sore spots. I don't think its the Rhassoul cleanser as I have been using that for 2 months now and have had no reaction from that. I'm inclined to think it was the moisteriser, like I said in my last post on this, I struggle to find a moisteriser that works with my skin. So the hunt for a new one starts once again.

I like the toner, it makes my skin feel well cleansed and helps get rid of the last traces of my make up that I may have missed with the cleanser. The smell of it is really strong, like the Repair Spray, and my husband (and even Alice) have commented on how they don't like it. I don't mind it but I can see how it would be off putting for some people.

I've stopped using the full range for now until my skin clears up so I can determine which product was causing it by introducing each one seperately.

Alva Rhassoul Aktiv Creme is available from MyPure for £12.50 for 75ml

Alva Rhassoul Clear-Up Active Facial Tonic is also available from MyPure For £11 for 100ml