Hello guys! In case I don’t get a chance later I wanted to say Happy New Year, and have a bit of a chit chat because the blog has been running on skeleton mode the last week! Are you excited about 2012? I am – I have a really good feeling about the year ahead, with lots of work plans and personal plans cooking in the kitchen. There’s also The Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond […]
Archives for December 2011
When it comes to my day to day make up, lip liner isn’t something that I apply. Having said that, I do think lip liner is necessary if you want that really groomed look or if you’re wearing a bold colour! I purchased two lip liners because I saw a really nice nude lip done with a deep brown liner then some nude gloss (BLENDED IN TOGETHER – FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO BROWN […]
My search for the perfect mascara for Asian lashes is never ending it seems. It’s also quite tiresome to buy a new mascara then find out it’s a dud…. One of Skinfood’s newest ranges is the Seaweed Cosmetic Line. The range has a summer feel to it, and includes waterproof eyebrow pens, waterproof eyeliners (so gorgeous looking but hard to get hold of), two waterproof mascaras in black and navy and 2 bronzers! I bought […]
Another Peripera nail polish! I am obsessed! The fact is I love a snotty green polish. Love it. This bright green-yellow-lime shade is just so garish that I love it. No ones bogey is that luminous but I still love it: The packaging is fine – the end of the handle is too long for my liking though.
I do think Mary Quant is a super cute make up range – they’re great for eyeshadows, polishes and lipsticks. I bought one of their polishes when I was last at their store – just one because they’re £7 and quite small for the price.I got a snotty acid green which has glitter infused in it. Unlike most of the other polishes, this does NOT have a matching lipstick. Shame. This is a sheer polish […]
Avon Nailwear Pro does some pretty decent nail polishes – and this one, Violetta Sparkle has a pretty deep purple base with lots of gold micro sparkle on it. Something about gold and purple just reminds me of chocolate: The packaging is ok, not really up to much. This speedwear stuff I find does try quite quickly which is cool; it’s never as fast as they say but I do find I can move around […]
I hope you are all having a lovely Christmas day, no matter who you are spending it with. See you on the other side, after the Turkey Sandwiches! x
*25th December – Space NK seem to have added items to the sale sections, including some Chantecaille, Laura Mercier, By Terry, Shu Uemura and their own brand fragrances! I picked up a gloss, a Shu Uemura palette and some of their 15ml perfumes which were reduced from £18 to £5!** Ok, ok so Christmas Eve is supposed to be a time for eating bombay mix and watching awful tele, but hey, if you’re already full […]
**I will be doing 6 days of Christmas Giveaways from now up to Christmas Eve. Please come back to enter!** Today I have this cool make up set for Strictly Come Dancing Fans! This Strictly Stunning Look Book Case contains: 3 x Eye Shadows 3 x Lip glosses 1 x Blusher Eye Applicator Lip Applicator Blusher Brush Wanna win?
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters have caused a real stir in the beauty world, and since the US bloggers have got a preview of the product, there has been tons of positive reviews about the range. The lip butters are a hybrid of colour and lip protection in one pretty tube. Once I get my hands on some I will review (Official release in the US is January, which is why people have complained about colours […]
**I will be doing 6 days of Christmas Giveaways from now up to Christmas Eve. Please come back to enter!** I found these super cute black liquid eyeliners on eBay and I have obsessed with them ever since. Once they dry, they are amazing! I have 3 to giveaway (design varies!). These stay put but then come off easily with some warm water. Wanna win? Main Ingredients: Water, Natural wax, Iron Oxide, Propylene Glycolacid copolymer, […]
One of Etude House’s newest releases is Nymph Aura. This was released early Autumn but I’ve only had a chance to review it now! The Nymph Aura collection is quite small and consists of 2 primers, 2 lipsticks, 2 lip glosses, 2 tint blush gels and some other random pieces (like a loose powder and a 3pc nail polish set). It’s a very pretty, delicate feel range although and the name, Nymph Aura has that […]
One of Etude House’s most popular range is the Moistfull (two L’s) range, which is supposed to be super hydrating for dry skins. The Moistfull range encompasses skincare and cosmetics. I recently spotted this Aloe Soothing Gel, part of the Aloe Moistfull range which is packaged in green (the rest of the regular range is in peach coloured packaging). I am all for hydrating gels because I just cannot bear to have cream on the […]
**I will be doing 6 days of Christmas Giveaways from now up to Christmas Eve. Please come back to enter!** Today I have the classic bestseller YSL Touch Eclat under eye highlighter to give away in Shade 01 (best for light skintones). Touche Éclat captures the quintessence of Yves Saint Laurent’s philosophy of complexion: natural radiance. Used by make–up artists and models alike, it captures the light, banishing signs of fatigue and fading out […]
When I was contacted about a new hand cream made for Nurses (or anyone who has sore chapped hands) I was intrigued but unsure how the product would turn out. I mean, lovely nurses do indeed deserve to have everything they need to keep their hands in good condition, but how well would it translate into a consumer product? I mean, hand sanitizer is a product that is made for medical professionals too and now […]
I spent a bit of time talking about the Peripera Perfume nail polishes and now I have moved on to the Nail Enamel range! The Nail Enamel Range is cheaper (about £2 less) and is supposed to be a 1 coat, quick dry and long lasting polish. It should last 7 days based on just one single coat! Here are 4 of the newest shades, Modern Green, Modern Blue, Modern pink and Modern Purple. I […]
**I will be doing 6 days of Christmas Giveaways from now up to Christmas Eve. Please come back to enter!** Today I have 5 x Models Own Products for you to win! One person will get: Models Own Pencil in Neon Green Models Own Hi Definer Fast Grow Mascara Models Own Eyeshadow Duo in Green Mist Models Own Lipgloss in Blackberry Lipgloss Models Own Shape It Nail Product Wanna win?
**I will be doing 6 days of Christmas Giveaways from now up to Christmas Eve. Please come back to enter!** If you have never tried Benefit Creaseless Creams before then you NEED to. They are fab. Today I have TWO of these Creaseless Creams to give away: Blendable, beautiful… Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner in Sippin’ N’ Dippin’ is a do-it-all shadow that lines, shades, and contours your eyes with a lovely crease-proof, smudge-proof formula. Wanna […]
I am sure many of you have already heard of Magnetic Nail Polish – these polishes contain very fine metallic particles and if you apply a magnet to them whilst they are still wet, they move around creating unique patterns. It’s a clever idea! Someone finally put it together, a bit like the Crackles we are all now used to seeing. A few brand offer magnetic polish, the ones I am looking at here are […]
Models Own Beetlejuice was talked about with such passion from Nail Polish loving bloggers that I just had to purchase all 5 of the colours on launch. I can see why people love it so much…it’s a gorgeous looking! Each bottle contains four pearlescent colours mixed into one gleaming shade for an optimum high finish. Inspired by the beautiful wings of a beetle, this collection mimics the complex colour-shifting with flashes of vivid tones and […]