Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Surprise, Surprise!

Evening possums :)

I want to give you the heads up on a fabulous pop-up sale offer from Eyeko! 

SAVE 50% by dipping into Eyeko's lucky bag of beauty treats. Every Big Surprise Gift Set is filled with a secret mix of full-size products from the current line up worth £20/€24/$30 in total. This set includes an all new mix of products! How exciting!

This offer is available for 48 hours only. Ends midnight (UK time) on December 1st, 2010!

To take advantage of this offer, pop over to Eyeko

If you spend £15 or more, enter E8493 in the Ambassador code box at the checkout for a free gift. If you're looking for ideas, I totally recommend the nail polishes and the fat balms!

Happy shopping!

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November Favourites

Afternoon :)

I've got so many favourite products this month! I guess technically some of them are cheats as I've only acquired them in the last week or so but they've firmly wormed their way in to my daily routine :D

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation - This has to be the first foundation I've picked up that matches my exact skin tone!

Eyeko Extra Glow Cream - I mixed this with my previous foundation on good skin days to give a gorgeous dewy glow

NYX Cream Blush in Glow - I wasn't sure about cream blushes to start with, but as I've been using it more and more, I've fallen in love with it!

Sleek Rose Gold Blush - I don't think words can describe how beautiful this blush is!

Eyeko Toffee Fat Balm - Smells gorgeous, tastes pretty good and is amazing on lips and cheeks. I absolutely adore it - this is definitely one to be picked up! If you fancy snapping this fabulous product up, skip over to Eyeko and enter E8493 in the comments box to receive a free gift on purchases over £15!

Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Liner in Pow! - So, so gorgeous and highly pigmented. A total must have!

Benefit Eye Bright - I always use this to make me look more awake. 5 hours sleep? Meh you'll never be able to tell ;)

Body Shop Delipscious Lipstick in Raspberry - Smells gorgeous, moisturises, hydrates and shines. My current favourite lippie!

e.l.f. Studio Cream Liner in Copper - This is the most beautiful cream liner I've ever seen. Looks fantastic if you have blue eyes like me!

MAC Brule Shadow - My favourite neutral shadow

17 Starry Eyes trio in Moondust - I used this in my FOTD on Sunday, and a further FOTD post will be up in a few days so you can see how gorgeous this trio is!

17 Wild Curls Mascara - LOVE. That is all.

e.l.f. nail polishes in Metal Madness and Twinkle - Metal madness is a gorgeous gunmetal grey colour with micro glitter in it. Twinkle is a sparkly top coat with green, blue and copper/gold glitter in. Both are matte and look brilliant with or without a topcoat. And they don't chip like normal matte polishes do.

Primark Glo Baby Glo nail polish in Midnight Majestic - It was love at first sight, and for £2 I couldn't say no. Such an amazing colour and perfect for Winter.


Which products have been your favourites this month?

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November Snapshot

Morning snow angels :)

My snapshot has a bit of a Christmassy theme to it this month!

Listening to... P!nk, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, The Script, Take That
Reading... Christmas gift guides, blogs, Glamour
Watching... Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, The Impressions Show, The Apprentice, QI, Garrow's Law
Buying... Eyeko, e.l.f., Sigma and MAC goodies, a new coat and accessories from New Look, and Christmas presents!
Wanting... Christmas to be here already!!
Trying... Chocolate Guinness Cake - actually very tasty :D
Loving... Snow, croissants, coffee with cream, and Christmas lights
Planning... trips to see friends, and a blog surprise or two!
Making... messages in the snow
Writing... blog posts, Tumblr posts, job applications, journal entries
Cooking... 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake - success!
Inspired by... Winter and Christmas :D

How has November been for you?

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Monday, 29 November 2010

My 'No Make Up' Make Up FOTD

Afternoon kids :)

Did that title make sense? I can't decide.

Last week I received Benefit's Confessions of a Concealaholic for my birthday. I was eager to try it as it had a number of products in that I wanted to try without buying the full sized versions in case I didn't like them etc.

On a side note, do Benefit give samples out? Every time I've been to Benefit counters, they've always said they don't, but I've seen some people manage to get them. How does that work? FYI Benefit Babes, I'm more likely to go back and buy the full size if you give me a sample and I like it. So go figure.

Anyway, I tried out everything in the set and was amazed at what a difference these products make!

Products used

♥ Benefit That Gal Primer

♥ Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation in Light Beige (This was the lightest shade on the shelf - no idea if they go any lighter - and it matches my skin perfectly! And it's more purse friendly. Win!)

♥ Benefit Erase Paste - under my eyes

♥ Benefit Boi-ing #01 - under my eyes and on blemishes

♥ Benefit Eye Bright - inside corner of the eye and on the waterline

♥ Eyeko Toffee Fat Balm on lips and cheeks - I am in LOVE with this, you girls need it in your life! Whisper loves the smell of it and wouldn't stop sniffing my face which was quite hilarious!

♥ e.l.f. Studio Brow Kit in Dark

♥ Benefit Lemon Aid Eye Primer - on the eye lids

♥ MAC Brûlé  - all over my eye

♥ Eyeko Magic Mascara

Et voila!


There will be a review of Confessions of a Concealaholic coming soon :)

I can see this turning into an expensive Benefit habit. Uh oh!

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NOTD: Emerald Fitzgerald

Morning flowers :)

This is the second installment of the polishes from the China Glaze Vintage Vixens mini pack

I give you, Emerald Fitzgerald!


*Natural Light*


Not the most spectacular colour I've ever seen, but a lovely colour nonetheless. I hear China Glaze re-release this fairly often with a new name I'm sure you'll be able to track it down if you so desire :)

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sunday Sillyness

Afternoon kids :)

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that in the early hours of Saturday morning, we were blessed with snow :D

This of course brought out my inner child...

This is my sister's classic mini, which she fondly calls 'The Beast'.

Someone else decided to get in on the action too...

Poor old Whisper doesn't like snow! This is her travel method of choice by the way. Piggyback. Poor old Dad haha.

I've been listening to this non-stop all week and I absolutely love it!

If you're a Pink fan, you need this in your life :D

I was playing around with a couple of the items Leanne got me for my birthday and came up with this:

Looks so much better in reality but hey ho. I used 17's Moondust Trio, Collection 2000's Glam Crystal Liner in #3 Funk, Benefit Eye Bright and Eyeko's Magic Mascara. Simple, easy and quick!


Have you been frolicking around in the snow this weekend? Are you a cat owner? What funny antics do your furry felines get up to?

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Sunday Selection

Hello snowflakes!


I know it's been absolutely ages since I've done a Sunday Selection, but I'm back with a somewhat epic post! Grab your morning cuppa and get comfy :)

I ♥ finding new blogs

All of the blogs below are fabulously written and look amazing! I highly recommend that you skip over and take a peek :)

♥ Girl With The Arab Strap ♥

♥ mythology20 ♥


♥ xpaperchains ♥

♥ xSparkage ♥

♥ {this is glamourous} ♥

And last but by no means least, something a little different. This is my friend Rosy's poetry blog and I think she's a very talented lady. So if poetry is your thing, why not pop over and take a look :)

♥ Rose's Poetry Corner ♥

Beautiful blog posts

Tina shows us a Plum Fairy Look and a Float On By Look over at The Fancy Face which I absolutely love and will have a go at recreating :)

Fee has created a Dazzle Dust nail tutorial for us over at Makeup Savvy

The incredibly talented Leanne shows us how to create Pirate Nails in her Pirate Nail Tutorial over at Do Not Refreeze

Nihrida shows us a fabulous alternative to DIY nail art over at Nihrida's Blog

Beautylicious Bargains

It's e.l.f.'s 3rd birthday and they're offering free shipping and a free eye shadow palette with all orders over £10 (excluding shipping). UK customers enter '3BIRTHUK' at the checkout. Ends midnight tonight!


Love Suzie Jewellery are offering 20% off all purchases on their website. Enter 'LETITSNOW20' at the checkout. Ends midnight tomorrow!


Barry M are offering 20% off all website orders. Enter 'WISHLIST* at the checkout. Ends midnight December 1st.


New Look are offering 20% off everything on their website plus free delivery. Enter 'VIPXE10' at the checkout. Ends today.

Also, if you have a New Look Fashion Rewards Card you can earn 10 bonus points on every sale item online and in selected stores participating in the reward card scheme until tomorrow.

If you go in store, pick up a New Look Xmas magazine as there are a whole host of vouchers inside!


Viva La Nails are having a Christmas Nail Art super sale! Check out their holiday themed water decals, nail tips and nail stickers for festive nails this winter.


I hope you enjoyed this week's Sunday Selection :)

Have a good day, and enjoy the snow if you've got some!

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Saturday Summary

Good Morrrrrrrning everyone!

Brrr isn't it chilly?

♥ We finally got snow last night. Wait, scrap that. It was just after midnight when we were leaving Asda. As you do...

♥ That reminds me, I bought The Holiday on DVD whilst I was shopping. I'll watch it this weekend. Full on festiveness feel going on atm!

♥ I turned 22 this week and I received a product I am now a little bit hooked on - Benefit's Confessions of a Concealaholic!

♥ Special mention to the lovely Leanne for sending me a fab little birthday package with some items I'd been lusting after for ages. I think she's stalking me you know ;) *Draws the curtains*

♥ I am a little bit in love with Eyeko Toffee Fat Balm and NYX cream blushes this week!

♥ I have started on my Christmas shopping! First purchase was made last night. I've started earlier than any other year before :D

♥ Weather permitting, I'm hoping to do a bit of train hopping this week to see some of my dearest friends

♥ I've been doing a spot of bargain shopping this week. There will be e.l.f., Eyeko, Sigma, New Look, and hopefully Sleek hauls and reviews coming up soon!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Review: Sleek Rose Gold Blush

Morning sunbeams :D

I was lucky enough to win one of Ashlie's giveaways a few weeks ago, and one of the products that she sent me was Sleek's Rose Gold Blush. I was absolutely chuffed to bits to win this as I hadn't been able to track down this anywhere! I'm guessing this is because it's been called a dupe for Nars Orgasm. So a huge thank you to Ashlie :D


Sleek sayA highly pigmented blusher to brighten and define cheekbones. The silky-fine formulation provides long lasting blusher which helps to create a subtle but radiant cheek area. 

I say: I was wowed the moment I opened the lid (which took a mighty long time to open I'll add). Rose Gold is such a gorgeous colour. It looks peachy with a beautiful gold sheen. It's well pigmented and gives a lovely warm glow to the cheeks which lasts all day.


Sleek sayApply using a small powder/blusher brush, by swirling the brush over the surface of the blusher. Tap off excess powder and apply onto the apples of the cheeks to emphasise your cheeks and your smile, or just below the cheek bone to create a sculpted look.

I say: I use the e.l.f. Studio Blush brush to apply and I apply the blush across my cheeks and slightly up towards the very top of where my cheekbones start. I'm left with a gorgeous looking warm complexion with a beautiful gold sheen. If there's one thing you buy from Sleek this year, make it this!

Price: £3.99
Size: 8g
Available from: Sleek and larger Superdrug stores 

Product: 10/10
Price: 10/10
Packaging: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Yes!

Have you tried Sleek Rose Gold?

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Review: e.l.f. Studio Small Angled Brush

Morning my lovelies :)

On the look out for the perfect eye liner brush? Keep reading!


e.l.f. sayThis new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush! Creates precise color application. Creates even, thin and straight lines every time. Use to apply lip color, eyebrow color, or to line eyes.

I say: I ordered this to try because the brushes that came with the Studio Cream Eyeliners were all bent and squished. I've been using this exclusively with the cream liners and can say that it's a great brush. I prefer this to my GOSH angled liner brush as it's smaller and perfect for creating the perfect lined upper lash line. I'll be ordering a few more for my other liners!


e.l.f. sayDip brush into color and apply to desired location, then blend in using straight strokes.

I say: As with all e.l.f. Studio brushes, I love the material they're made from as they don't absorb product which is brilliant. This particular brush is small and soft yet firm, and therefore perfect for applying cream liner as it's easy on the delicate upper eye area especially when it comes to blending/smudging etc.

Price: £3.50
Available from: www.eyeslipsface.co.uk

Product: 10/10
Price: 10/10
Packaging: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Yes

Have you tried this brush? What's your perfect eyeliner brush?

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Wednesday Wants

Afternoon :)

Where's the snow? I want an excuse to go out wrapped up and make snow angels! Oh ok, and to buy some...

...Earmuffs :D

Cos everyone hates cold ears right?

Benefit Boing in Shade 01

This is in Confessions of a Concealaholic and it was love from the first try. Goodbye imperfections!

Eyeko Frosting Fat Balm

I've seen this in loads of blog posts and love the colour!

Memo Board

I'd love one of these for my room to keep all of my important little bits and pieces safe and sound :)

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Birthday Banter

Morrrrrrrrrning :)

I've reached the ripe old age of 22 today.
Right this minute (10am) to be precise. Trust me to arrive on the dot haha.

Have a virtual cupcake on me!

I'd also like to say hello to all of my new followers - I've got over 400 of you little gems now, so a huge thank you for following!

Have a good day!

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Monday, 22 November 2010

NOTD: Illamasqua Scarab

Good morning crumpets :)

What feels like absolutely ages ago, I made a small, but rather expensive by my standards, order with Illamasqua. In my defence I did have a 25% discount code! I spent ages, hours actually, trying to decide between Scarab and Viridian from the Art of Darkness nail polish collection. I'd heard that Barry M's Racing Green was a supposed dupe for Viridian, and I rarely wear green polishes anyway, so I decided to buy Scarab as it looked absolutely gorgeous and there were no dupes that I'd heard of.

So Scarab ended up in my online basket. Less than 48 hours it was here - kudos to Illamasqua for uber quick DHL delivery :D - and I couldn't wait to try it out. 

Et voila...

*Natural light*



Isn't it just gorgeous?!

I know it's a bit pricey for some at £13.00 but it truly is a lovely colour :D And perfect for Autumn/Winter. Or at least that's my justification ;)

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