Thursday, 28 January 2010

Tag/Award Happy 101

Sinead tagged all of her followers to do this and I also tag all of my followers to do the same.

The rules are easy, just list 10 things that make you happy.

Colin - My husband, we've been together for over 7 years now and married for 1 year. I love him, he's my best friend and I don't know what I'd do without him.

Alice - Whats not to love about her? She's a little monkey at times but when she's good it makes it all worth while.

Winter - I LOVE winter!! Summer annoys me a bit, I like the sunshine and being out in it during the day but I hate how hot and sticky it is at night. If I had proper air-conditioning I would be happy. But winter is lovely, its cosy and nice to get wrapped up and go for a walk on a lovely sunny,cold winters day.

My laptop - How would I be able to blog and keep up with all the other blogs and YouTube videos?

Glee - This is a new addition. I really love Glee, and Col loves it so he wouldn't be very happy to find out I have just watched all the episodes from the US without him! I'll have to keep that one secret.

Family - I am very close to my family, and I see them every week I would hate to live far away from them (even though I really,really want to move abroad)

Wine - I'm not an Alchy I promise but I do love a glass of wine (or 3) I enjoy chilling out when Alice has gone to bed at the weekend and cooking dinner for us both, watching a film and having a glass.

Sunday Roasts - Yum!! I want one now. Dieting is hard and I'm not very good at it :(

New Make up - I think most of us can relate to this, I love having a shiny new package of something pretty!

Girlie chats - As I said on my tag post yesterday, I don't see my friends much but I love it when we're emailing and chatting about girlie stuff and remembering stuff we did way back when.

If you do this or have already done it, post the link in the comments box so I can read yours :)


Wednesday, 27 January 2010


I was tagged by the lovely Rose Thank you! I love tags like this.

The rules: Answer the questions below and tag 5 other bloggers whose blogs you love reading.

1. Where is your cell phone? On the sofa beside me

2. Your hair? Annoying me!!

3. Your mother? Very forgetful but lovely.

4. Your father? Is one on his own but I wouldn't have it any other way!

5. Your favourite food? Italian!

6. Your dream last night? I had a dream my Sister in law had a baby and she wouldn't let anyone hold him and was making him sit up even though he was only a newborn! Random.

7. Your favourite drink? Rose wine or Diet coke.

8. Your dream/goal? Just to carry on being happy and to be a happy family.

9. What room are you in? The front room.

10. Your hobby? Blogging, make up, reading.

11. Your fear? That I'll never have another baby.

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? I would love to have another child and hopefully be back at work, and maybe able to have a bigger house!

13. Where were you last night? At home watching TV with Colin.

14. Something you aren't? Optimistic

15. Muffins? No thank you! I prefer cakes or brownies!

16. Wish list item? There's nothing materialistic I really want, most of the time I buy what I want.

17. Where did you grow up? Manchester

18. Last thing you did? Ate lunch and watched glee.

19. What are you wearing? Leggings and a purple long top with ruched sleeves.

20. Your TV? Has Peppa Pig on, I have my earphones in watching Glee.

21. Your pets? I don't have any.

22. Your friends? It makes me really sad that my real life friends aren't very close anymore. I can't even remember the last time I saw them. Probably at my wedding reception in October 08, we do keep in touch a lot. I have a lot of online friends, which probably sounds a bit sad but I have had a lot of support from them in the past year.

23. Your life? It makes me happy, there are a couple of things that would make it better but if this is how it is going to stay forever I won't complain.

24. Your mood? A bit emtional, I don't know why.

25. Missing someone? No

26. Vehicle? I don't drive but Col does and we have a Focus C-Max.

27. Something you're not wearing? Socks

28. Your favourite store? Superdrug, Boots, New Look and Dorothy Perkins.

29. Your favourite colour? Purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? Last night at Shameless.

31. Last time you cried? This morning.

32. Your best friend? Colin.

33. One place that I go over and over? I don't really get this question!

34. One person who emails me regularly? Caroline

35. Favourite place to eat? An italian place near us called Sul Lago, or an indian restaurant The Indian Ocean.

I tag






Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Urban Decay Foreshadow palette for sale!

This was a limited edition palette and I have hardly used it, I have just used Midnight Cowboy a few times and swatched the others. As you can see in the picture the darker shadow has stained the box around the shadows but hasn't affected the actual shadows themselves. It has Oil slick (which is in the Alice in Wonderland Book of shadows), Stray Dog, Midnight cowboy (another one from Alice) and flipside.
£8 including postage.
This is the last thing I'm selling on here for a while I promise x

NOTD: Sleek Storm

I bought this nail polish yesterday. I was looking for a grey but not like Barry M's grey, I wanted it to have some shimmer or for it to be mettallic.

I'm really impressed with it. I like the colour, it went on easy and only needed 2 coats and it dried so quick. I mostly use Barry M polishes and I find they are really soft and when they feel dry they can still get ruined. This didn't happen with this. And it was only £2!!


NYX Haul

I ordered some NYX things from Ebay and they came today, I put the order in on Sunday 17th and they came today which isn't too bad.
I got 2 blushes and 6 lipsticks

The 2 blushes are Silky Rose and Natural. I got lipsticks in Watermelon, Margharita, Indian pink, Iced Honey, Ceto and Jupiter.

Silky Rose blush is so pigmented I put it on when it got here (how handy that I was about to put my blush on as the postman knocked on the door!) and I put a bit too much on. Its a lovely colour though. The lipsticks aren't anything like the swatches on Ebay and 2 of them are almost identical.

No I haven't swatched the same lipstick twice, they are different ones but exactly the same. Kind of disapointed about that.

And without Flash.

The blushes are lovely though and I'm really glad I bought them. The lipsticks are nice and moisterising, I will probably wear them I just wish they were more true to the swatches I bought from.

My sister ordered 2 runway palette's, 3 jumbo eye crayons and 6 lipsticks also with me and the total order including shipping came to around £42. The lipsticks were 6 for £10 including shipping which isn't too bad.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Calling all Nail Experts!!

I realise I probably should have taken a picture of my nails before I did this post but I have only just painted them and I don't have time to take it off and put it back on again!

I've only been wearing nail varnish on my fingers for about 6 months, in the past I would wear it if I was going out or I used to just have the manicure pink on them for something different to bare! But I do my nails every 4 days or so now. But my nails are suffering, they're really dry. The tips are split and there's what looks like scratches on the nail, so how do I fix this? Do I need to buy some expensive solution or is there something I can do thats cheap?


Friday, 22 January 2010


This is actually last saturday's EOTD, but I'm very lazy!! Its only the eye as the rest of my make up would not photograph very well, the light was awful (it was raining I think). It doesn't even show the eyeshadow very well but I thought I'd share it anyway.

I used my Book of Shadows Vol II...again! I know I probably sound like a broken record.

The colours were Ecstasy, AC/DC and Gunmetal. I'm always wary of using purple because I have blue eyes but I did really like this. I did feel very bright though!!

An update on Project 10 Pan - I finished the Prep + Prime. I think I will definately repurchase as I really like it. Or maybe I will try the Urban Decay primer next. And I have created my own rules for this P10P, everytime one product runs out I can buy a new one! So yesterday I ordered the Illamasqua Rich Liquid foundation which I'm very excited about. It has been shipped so hopefully it will be here soon. I also did an NYX order last week which should be here soon so there will be a couple of hauls coming up!


Thursday, 21 January 2010

Sorry! 2 more blog sale things

Sleek Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac and Chocolate kiss. £2 each plus £1.25 p&p. They have only been used a couple of times with a brush.

New competetion

Laura is having a fantastic 5o followers competition over on her blog

Go and check her out, follow and enter.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Two more things for the blog sale.

I forgot about two items. These are things I was given as gifts and I have used once and just forgotten about.

The first is a Swarovski encrusted Dior Sparkling Lipgloss and Lipstick set. Apprently this is a collectors item...except I didn't know that. I have used it with my own lip brush once. There are 4 crystals missing.

And the second is a DIORGLAM Face & Eyes highlighting powder. Again I have only used it once or twice. SOLD

I know both items sell for £30 new. But I don't want that much obviously. I don't know how much I want for them, under £10 sounds reasonable. Maybe if I say £8 each plus postage? If you think that's too much tell me and I will accept reasonable offers. I'll send them both recorded, the highlighter will be £2, the gloss will probably be about £2.50 as its really heavy.

More blog sale goodies

I'm quickly realising I don't need things in my make up box that I am never going to use.
First things first I have these MAC Pigment samples

Postage on these items will be £1.25, 75p extra for recorded.

Ruby & Millie eyeshadows £3 each, Blue and Yellow. As you can see from the pictures Blue is a pretty turqoisey blue and Yellow is bronze.

Urban Decay blush in Quickie used a couple of times £5

17 Beach Carnival trio £2

Supercover Finishing powder. Translucent shimmer £4.

Sleek Curious palette. Used lightly £4.

Sleek Jewels palette. 2 colours have been used the rest only swatched. I dropped the palette so the silver colour smashed, the orange has a slight dent in it at the top. The silver colour is exactly the same as the one in Curious. £3

And I still have the MAC Liquidlast eyeliner available. £5

Monday, 18 January 2010

Project 10 Pan

So I thought I may aswell jump on this band wagon. I have a few things that I don't use or are running out.

So the products are

Revlon Colorstay. I am just adding this in as I needed a 10th product and I always run out of foundation.

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash mascara, I've gone off this mascara as I prefer Sleek Volume and Curl but I will use the rest of this up.

MAC Select cover up concealer. Very nearly empty I have to really squeeze it to get some out.

MAC Prep + Prime. No idea how much is left, probably not much.

MAC Fluidline Blacktrack. This is starting to dry up so I figured I may aswell get my moneys worth and use it up. Bobbi Brown blush in Desert Rose, as you will see on the picture below I have hit pan and there's a lot of pan showing so it shouldn't take long to finish that.

MAC MSF Natural. These go really funny when you finish them and it still looks like you have loads left but actually you don't.

MAC Eyeshadows in Dazzlelight, All that Glitters and Romp. These used to be my favourite eyeshadows but I have really gone off them. I still like Romp but its so similar to a loose shadow I have from Gosh called Mink and the Gosh one is more shimmery and prettier. Dazzlelight has a pretty big dent in so I don't think that will have long left.

I'm hoping they will be done by the beginning of march when its my birthday and that will be my next shopping spree! I'm going to Back 2 MAC the mac empties too.

Mondays FOTD

Morning everybody! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have noticed I have been getting a few more followers in the past week so welcome and thanks so much for the follows!

Today's is a simple look, I am about to start a Project 10 Pan so I used some of the items in that. More on that a bit later on.

Revlon colorstay
MAC Select cover up concealer
Rimmel bronzer
NARS Orgasm blush
MAC MSF Natural

MAC Dazzlelight e/s
MAC All That Glitters e/s
MAC Romp e/s
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Rimmel The Max volume mascara.

Gok Wan gorgeous lip balm with Barry M 147 over the top.


Friday, 15 January 2010

News of the World Barry M offer

From Sunday, the free magazine, Fabulous that comes with News of the World, are offering readers a free Barry M make up kit worth £20 when you collect 4 tokens over the next 4 weeks

Picture from News Of the World

The kit includes an eyeshadow, a nail varnish, eye pencil, lipgloss and a cosmetic bag. I like Barry M products and we always buy NOTW so I'll be collecting these vouchers.

Sonia Kashuk brushes

I'm sure most people in the blogosphere know that Space NK have been selling the Sonia Kashuk brushes 75% off meaning they were down from something like £20 to £5 or less. I was going to order some and then saw that shipping was £5, but then my sister said she was ordering some so I put my order in with hers. Because I only bought the Kirkland brushes a couple of weeks ago I only got 3 of the Sonia Kashuk brushes, the contour brush £5.50 from £21.53, the foundation brush £5 from £19.57 and large eyeshadow brush £4.50 from £17.62. I knew when I ordered the brushes that in the states these are sold in places like Walmart and Target and are more of a drugstore brand with drugstore prices. I have no idea why, in the UK, we pay more for them.

I was really surprised at how small the foundation and contour brush are. To give you an idea I have put them next to a 217 brush and my 2 normal foundation brushes which are a Boots own and the Kirkland one.

They do feel nice and soft though so I will see how I get on with them and let you all know.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Blog Sale (updated)

I've decided to sell some of the make up that I don't use. Prices don't include postage that will be £1.25 and if you want Recorded Delivery its an extra 75p, if you buy multiple items I will work out the postage. Post in the comments if you want them with your paypal address and I will invoice you

Also I have a Urban Decay 'Get Baked' Palette and a Too Faced Glamour to go kit on Ebay

MAC Liquidlast liner in Point Black 90% left £5

MAC Russian Red lipstick, used a handfull of times with brush £6.

Barry M Dazzledusts in 90 pearly mauve which looks half full but I've never used it, and 51 Mushroom never used only swatched MUSHROOM SOLD. £2 each.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Photo Tag

Chloe tagged me to do this post.

Here are the rules

1. Open the first photo album on your laptop/computer.

2. Scroll to the 10th Picture

3. Post the picture and tell the story behind it.

4. Tag 5 or more people.

My first album was Alice's first photo album so she's very tiny in all the pictures. This is the 10th photo

She is about 6 weeks old in this photo. My mother in law bought this bouncy chair for her, and because of all my hormones I had a huge rant at my husband about how it was blue and I didn't want her to have a blue chair, what gave her the right to pick things for her and not us! Haha well it turned out the chair was a life saver as Alice had horrible colic and the chair vibrated so it used to give me a couple of hours peace when she wasn't attached to me in the day. She looks so tiny on this photo it's strange to see her now and think that she grew from this tiny little baby.

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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Chloƫ's giveway

The lovely Chloe at is having a giveaway on her blog as she has 200 followers!

If you haven't read Chloe's blog before, go and have a look she does amazing FOTD's and enter her competition.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

FOTD: Book of Shadows II

I have been having lots of fun creating new looks with my Book Of shadows Volume II, you all know I like my neutrals but I have only done 1 neutral eye with it. So I thought I would share this look I did today, unfortunately the camera has bleached the colour in the picture in real life it was gorgeous and vibrant.


Rimmel Stay Matte foundation
NARS Orgasm blusher
Rimmel bronzer (the one from my NYE haul

UDPP all over
UD Flipside first third of my eye
UD Jinx in the middle
UD Gunmetal outer corner
Barry M Liquid liner
Sleek Volume & Curl mascara