Tuesday, 31 August 2010

August Favourites

Hello again :)

I've got some brilliant faves for you this month!

Benefit Thrrrob Blush 
This is my favourite pink powder blush ever! It's such a gorgeous light pink that gives a subtle hint of colour

e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush
I was told this was amazing, and it is! I swear I've used less foundation thanks to this, as it really buffs it into the skin without leaving a lot of surplus product on my skin!

China Glaze Ruby Pumps
What can I say? Gorgeous shade, beautiful finish and fab application!

e.l.f. Studio Blush Brush
Finally found my HG blush brush! Picks up just the right amount of product, and distributes it perfectly across the areas I want it to be

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick
This has been my go to lipstick pretty much every day this month!



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August Snapshot

Hello crumpets :)

The last day of August is upon us. This used to be an exciting time for me as for as long as I can remember, it's signalled the start of a new year at school/sixth form/university. Being a graduate, September doesn't mean a new start for me as of yet, but I am determined to have a good clear out today and get my room all ship shape. 



Listening to... Katy Perry, Example, Ellie Goulding, Rumer, Foals, The Drums
Reading... Magazines, blog posts
Watching... Mistresses, Big Brother 11, Neighbours, Corrie, Eastenders
Buying... Autumn/Winter attire, lots of blog sale goodies
Wanting... more money, a passport
Trying... Make Up For Ever, Models Own, China Glaze
Loving... unexpected trips out, China Glaze, MAC, Benefit, MUFE
Planning... a trip to Glasgow, a trip to Dublin, a comedy gig or two
Making... headway with difficult people
Writing... in my journal a bit more, blog posts
Cooking... not a lot, but I am inspired by cupcakes on Tumblr!
Inspired by... Autumn/Winter 2010

How has August been for you?


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Monday, 30 August 2010

This or That?

Hello darlings!

The lovely Jenny has tagged me to do this post - hop on over and check out her beautiful blog :)


Make Up
blusher or bronzer - blusher
lip gloss or lip stick - lipstick
eye liner or mascara - mascara
foundation or concealer - foundation
neutral or colour eye shadow - neutral
pressed or loose eye shadow - pressed
brushes or sponges - brushes

Nails
opi or china glaze - china glaze
long or short - in between
acrylic or natural - natural
brights or darks - a mixture


Body
perfume or body splash - perfume
lotion or body butter - lotion
body wash or soap - body wash
lush or other bath company - other

Fashion
jeans or sweat pants - jeans
long sleeve or short - long
dresses or skirts - dresses
stripes or plaid - stripes
flip flops or sandals - sandals
scarves or hats - scarves
studs or dangly earrings - neither
necklaces or bracelets - necklaces
heels or flats - flats
cowboy boots or riding boots - cowboy
jacket or hoodie - jacket


Hair
curly or straight - curly
bun or ponytail - ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips - bobby pins
hair spray or gel - spray
long or short - mid length
light or dark - dark
side swept bands or full bands - side swept
up or down - down


Random
rain or shine - shine
summer or winter - winter
autumn or spring - autumn
chocolate or vanilla - chocolate

I tag...
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Review: MAC Costa Chic Lipstick

Hello petals :)

A while ago I purchased this beauty, as I'd missed out on Jazzed from the In The Groove collection, and I figured this was the next best thing!

Product


MAC say: Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made MAC famous.

I say: I think I've finally sussed out the different finishes on the MAC lippies now and I know which ones work for me. I wasn't sure which finish Costa Chic was as it wasn't listed on the 'Frost' list when you select the finish on the website. When it arrived and said 'Frost' I thought it'd have a finish like Angel. It's nothing like the finish on Angel though, and it's a really beautiful colour and texture.

Application


MAC say: Frosty light coral. Frost finish.

I say: I wouldn't really say that Costa Chic is frosty. I was kind of comparing it to Angel in a way as that is the other frost finish lippie that I own. But Costa Chic is beautiful and creamy and applies like a dream. A perfect, vibrant shade for the summer!

Price: £12.50
Size: 3g
Available from: MAC

Ratings
Product: 10/10
Price: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Yes

Do you own Costa Chic? Which lippie was your favourite go to summer shade?

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Tasty Tanning Treats!

Hello sunbeams :)



Where’s flaming August? With overcast skies and chilly temperatures creeping in, the chances of a little late-summer sizzle are looking unlikely! With family, friends, colleagues - and it seems just about everybody on our Facebook friends list – on holiday in some luscious location sipping candy-flavoured cocktails and slapping on the sun lotion, are you feeling pale, pasty and pitiful stuck in the UK?


If you want to top-up your tan and don’t have the time (or money) to jet off to the Caribbean, Wahanda has some REALLY Tasty Tanning Treats on offer to get you brilliantly bronzed and beautiful! And just think … No unsightly tan lines or unnecessary UV exposure!



50% Off Beau Bronz Spray Tan at Spa London York Hall through Wahanda

2 For 1 Spray Tanning at Amara Spa in Fulham, London through Wahanda

27% Off Bronzing Treatment at Escape Spa, The Chelsea Club through Wahanda

21% Off Perfect Top to Toe Treat at MalvernSpa through Wahanda

£18 Off Pre-Tan Body Polish & Spray Tan at Dove Spa Salons through Wahanda

Wahanda has exclusive offers available for these spa’s and fitness centres that you won’t find anywhere else in addition to Beauty and Spa Gift Vouchers, which are redeemable at over 500 destinations nationwide. What’s more, for every spa, salon, or gym review written, Wahanda will donate £1 to charity: water to continue supporting their great cause of bringing fresh water to communities.

If you fancy yourself a bargain - clickety click over to Wahanda now. See you there!


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Saturday, 28 August 2010

^ Loving & Loathing :(

Hiya :)

This week has gone so fast. Can't believe it's September in a few days!

Loving
* China Glaze Ruby Pumps
* China Glaze Coconut Kiss
* Selling things on eBay and Amazon
* Helpful Boots staff
* Customer service
* A shopping trip to Nottingham
* Finding out my job application actually submitted. Phew!
* Getting over 300 followers. I might have a surprise lined up ;) Or then again I could be pulling your leg. Haha ;P

Loathing
* Tension
* A misbehaving cat
* Customer service not taking any notice of me
* People using my stuff and not replacing it
* My lazy, inconsiderate sister
* Prices in WHSmith - give us a break?!

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Friday, 27 August 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Coconut Kiss

Hiya :)

I'm slowly making my way through my new polishes! Today's polish is China Glaze's Coconut Kiss. I was not prepared for the sheer gorgeousness of this polish!!!

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It bubbled on a couple of nails but that was my late night shoddy application haha. What do you think of the colour? It's so strikingly gorgeous!!!

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Models Own Purchase #

Hello lovelies :)

If you hadn't heard about the Models Own half price sale, you must have been living under a rock - no rock hermits? Good stuff. I decided to have a nosey and I picked up a rather modest 2 polishes and 2 lip balms. Or so I thought until my order arrived...

Behold the 2 polishes and 2 erm lipglosses?

See - I ordered lip balms:

Upon further investigation, I realised that lip balm and gloss shades are the same. An easy mistake to make and they are insanely busy with the sale. I emailed them to let them know and they've popped the two lip balms in the post :)
EDIT: Received the replacement balms this morning - one in the correct shade, one in the incorrect shade *sigh*
















Overall, I was incredibly impressed with the shipping! I ordered on Saturday night after I finally managed to get on to the website and place an order. This arrived first thing Tuesday morning!! Kudos to the staff for being so brilliant!! They all deserve a cocktail or three!!

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

A sunset with Delphic #

Hello :)

My Mum brought me a pile of parcels from the postman on Tuesday morning, one of which contained the Sleek Sunset palette. I'd been dying to use MAC Fluidline in Delphic, now I had the perfect shadow to go with it :)

Behold, my eye of the day:


Products used
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sleek Sunset Palette (gold colour)
MAC Fluidline in Delphic
GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Pencil in Golden Globe
17 Wild Curls Mascara

Enjoy the next musical interlude :)

I present Delphic with 'Doubt'



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Blog Sale Purchases!!

Hello pumpkins :)

I promise this is the last purchase post for a while haha. Well, until my Cherry Culture order arrives ;) I blame all of you naughty bloggers with your tempting blog sales. Oh and my lack of willpower to say no hahaha.

I bought these from Phoebe's blog sale:
MAC Fix+ and MAC Brule eye shadow

I bought this from Goss's blog sale:
MUFE Lab Shine Star Collection Lip Gloss

I bought this from May's Charity Blog Sale:
Cupcake necklace from Love Suzie Jewellery

I bought these from Hannah's blog sale:
Soap & Glory iFoam Ultra Creamy Body Wash and Eyeko Creamy Cupcake Lipgloss

I bought these from Abbie's blog sale:
Sleek Sunset Palette and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer


I bought this from Becky's blog sale:
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Gel in Delphic

Look at the gorgeousness!!!

Love my new purchases so, so much!!!!

I'll get some reviews and swatches up soon. Is there anything you're interested in seeing reviewed first? Let me know :)

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dark Angel

Yesterday marked the 3rd anniversary of the death of 20 year old Sophie Lancaster.

Illamasqua have worked with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to raise awareness and money since her death. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was created to enforce a simple message; Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere. Illamasqua have commissioned S.O.P.H.I.E. products on their website which can be found here.

In tribute to Sophie, this video was commissioned.

The video brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat - it's quite moving


Illamasqua state on their website: "The aim of the film is to raise awareness of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and generate £500,000 to help educate young people about tolerance. Since Sophie's death, the Foundation has been working with behavioural experts Huthwaite Internationa, to put together an interactive youth workshop that does just that. But this essential education programme can only be delivered with your help. Please, please show your support and watch the film."

So please, if you just do one thing today, forward this video.

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Have you seen my Ruby Pumps?

Hello dolls :)

Finally, finally, I am the proud owner of China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. Hurrah! Anybody who is anybody seems to own this much sought after polish. And now, I can join their ranks :D

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The photos really do not do this gorgeous polish justice!!!

I'm uber tempted to try this with a matte topcoat :D What do you think?

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