Sunday, 31 July 2011

These are a few of my favourite things

Hello loves :)

Genuinely cannot believe how quickly 2011 is flying by! Time for another favourites post then :D

♥ Essie Cuticle Oil
Smells gorgeous and keeps my nails and cuticles in tip top condition. Tastes minting though. Do not put your fingers anywhere near your mouth after application!

♥ Missha BB Cream
Love. That is all. Review coming soon

♥ MAC Ever Hip
I adore coral. Favourite lipstick of the year!

♥ 17 Highlight & Bronze Powder
Finally, bronzer works for me. Not too dark, not too muddy, not too flat. Perfect.

♥ The Body Shop Baked Shadow in Jade
A swapsie product that has been totally overlooked until now. Beautiful!

♥ Intimately Beckham EDT
A repurchase that I've been showing lots of love lately


Are any of your favourites on this list? Which items have you been loving this month?

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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Saturday Summary

Morning, morning :)

Hope you're all well and have had a fab week!

♥ Lie-ins

♥ Catching up on YouTube videos

♥ Nail art

♥ Mr. Postie bringing parcels!

♥ Caramel Lattes. Mmm.

♥ Being in the good books at work

♥ Reading people like books


Listening to:
Amy Winehouse's Back To Black and Frank albums


I may have bought some floral wedges online yesterday. Come on, they were less than half price ;)

Still reading Thanks For The Memories

A few to follow:
001. Katie
002. Rachael
003. Jane


What's new with you?

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Friday, 29 July 2011

Small e.l.f. haul

Hello :)

I recently made an e.l.f. order after they announced that they'd finally had a restock. I picked up a few new products to try, and a couple of things that had been out of stock for ages.

See, told you it was modest! Not a lot took my fancy to be honest. Looking forward to the new products towards the end of the year :)


L-R: Studio Cream Shadow in Aubergine, Waterproof Liner in Black, Mineral Liner in Peachy, Studio Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose, Studio Matte Lip Colour in Coral & Studio Matte Lip Colour in Natural

I've only tried a couple of the products but I'm really loving the Matte Lip Colours so far :) Natural is my fave!

Have you tried any of the new products from e.l.f.?

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Thursday, 28 July 2011

NOTD: Accessorize Pink Spice

Morning lovelies!

I mentioned in my Meadowhall post that I'd finally tracked down Pink Spice. I wasted no time in trying it out straight away :) This is a bit of a photo heavy post. And this is the final narrowed down selection of photos haha!

This polish is an absolute gem. Whilst it needs 3 coats, I could not be more pleased with the finish. Despite containing glitter, it has a smooth, incredibly shiny duochrome finish. I had it on for 5 days before I got the slightest indication of tip wear, although I did use a topcoat. Saying that after 7 days, you could only see the tip wear if you looked really close. Winner!

Products used

Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat
Accessorize Pink Spice
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat

Have you tried Pink Spice?

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Purchase of the week

Hello possums :)

Recently I was debating ordering a MAC Pro Palette so I could start ordering things in pan form and hopefully save space. 

However, Lily of Beauty's Bad Habit mentioned that there was a seller on Etsy who was selling custom made palettes. 10 minutes later, and I had ordered one! I went for a purple toned palette as my room has a purple theme to it :)

Behold this beauty

I bought this from Another Soul and you can find the listing here, however they have so many designs for sale! Well worth checking out if you're in the market for a palette.

Now, you may be wondering is it worth ordering? Well my friends, I say yes. The Etsy palette is incredibly well made and absolutely beautiful. But not only that, I have some interesting facts and figures for you!

A MAC Pro Palette holds 15 MAC shadow pans. They retail for £11.50 + £2.99 from the MAC website making that a total of £14.49 (if you order it online of course).

The customised Etsy palette holds 20 MAC shadow pans. They retail for £8.18 at time of writing + £5.04 shipping to the UK (mine arrived 7 days after it was shipped) making that a total of £13.22. 

There's a full breakdown of the types and sizes of pans that will fit, including brands mentioned on the Etsy listings.

So not only do you get a bigger, prettier, palette, you save a bit of cash too. Win!

What do you think? Are you a fan of palettes? What's the best thing you've ever bought on Etsy?

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My Meadowhaul


Please excuse the pun title ;)

I popped to Meadowhall recently as I'd decided to treat myself. Luckily for me when I arrived it was sale central! I picked up a few bargains as well as a few impulse buys and also bought some cosmetics that I'd been meaning to try for ages.


I know I'm a bit late to the party with most of these, but I had a look at the Topshop make up and came away with two of their cream blushes in Neon Rose and Flush, and the famous Show Off lipstick that a lot of bloggers have been raving about. I also finally found Accessorize's Pink Spice nail polish and I also picked up Merged Baked Blusher in Scandal.

I also popped into Debenhams and made a beeline for the MAC counter, so I had a good swatch of some products and I came away with MAC Plink! Lipstick which is a lovely Lustre finish.

Other Stuff

I primarily went into Accessorize to have a good old rummage through their sale. 

I'd been lusting after this blue and white bag for months and I was surprised to see it still in store. On closer inspection I saw it had been marked down from £40 to £17.50. I had to snap it up!

I also saw this beautiful purple bag. I love purple at the moment and when I saw this had been reduced from £28 to £20 I thought I'd nab it as well. I later realised when I left the store that I'd only been charged £14 for it. Win!

I was walking past Evans when I saw a shoe stand outside full of knockdown shoes from a fiver. I saw these beautiful purple shoe boots and wasted no time in trying them on and purchasing. Perfect for my pain in the bum wide feet, and they're so comfy too! I saw the scarf by the till and it was a ridiculously cheap price and as I hadn't found a leopard print scarf that I liked, I also got this too.

Finally, I nipped into New Look as I'm in need of a few more casual tops and I came across this Tee which I couldn't resist. It's me all over right? ;)


L-R: Topshop Show Off, MAC Plink!,  Topshop Neon Rose, Topshop Flush, Accessorize Scandal

I'll be posting an NOTD featuring Pink Spice later this week :)

What've you been hauling lately?

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Monday, 25 July 2011

NOTD: Metallic Purple Party

Hello :D

I am way too excited about posting this! I was browsing Tumblr the other night when I saw that Bicky had reblogged this post. I immediately checked out the blog the image was taken from. Jane has to be one of the most talented nail bloggers that I've come across in a while! I had a look at her tutorials and came across the 'Mummy tape mani' which I just had to recreate!

Et voila!

I am so pleased with how this came out! I cannot stop looking at my nails!

Products Used

Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat
e.l.f. Party Purple
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat
Scissors and Sellotape
GOSH Metallic Purple
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat

Many thanks to Jane for posting her amazing talent for all to see!

What do you think?

Also, you can follow me on Tumblr here if you so wish :)

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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Saturday Summary


Another week, another Saturday Summary. Is it me or is this year flying by ridiculously quickly? My birthday is in 4 months! Doesn't seem 5 minutes since the last one. Scary!

♥ Super shiny nail polish

♥ Seeing my favourite girls

♥ Baking cupcakes

♥ Getting compliments on my skin - I'll have to get an updated skincare post up I think!

♥ The July Glossybox

♥ Costa Coffee's Chocolate Twists. Yum!

♥ Getting things back on track :)


Listening to: 
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass - still can't decide if I like it or not?
Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark - it's a grower!

Nothing really, haven't had time for telly this week!

More e.l.f stuff (haul post to come) and PJs

Thanks For The Memories by Cecilia Ahern


A few to follow:
001. Cait
002. Muhsine
003. Sinead


I hope you've all had a great week. Anything new happening in your world? Let me know :)

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Best Blog Award

Hello lovelies :)

The lovely Kat from Kat's Beauty Reviews recently awarded me with this - thank you very much!

The Rules

1.  Answer the following questions

2.  Mention and link who passed you the award

3. Share seven facts about yourself

4. Award 15 blogs

The Questions

What is your favourite colour? 
What is your favourite song? 
Mr Blue Sky - E.L.O - never fails to put a smile on my face!

What is your favourite dessert? 
I'm a tad partial to a good tiramisu
Whats pissing you off? 
Not knowing where I stand
When you’re upset you...
Try and cheer myself up
Black OR white? 
Biggest fear? 
Being alone
Your best feature? 
My eyes
Everyday attitude….
Positive. And just keep swimming. Things are never as bad as they seem.
What is perfection? 
Perfection is being aware of faults, accepting them, and loving yourself anyway
Guilty pleasure…
A good romantic film

Award Given by Kat

Seven random facts about me
001. I cannot stand bananas

002. I have 40 lipsticks...

003. ...and I must have in excess of 100 nail polishes

004. I have a teardrop shaped scar by the left side of my nose

005. I bought The Sims 3 and have only used it once

006. I have a giraffe draught excluder

007. My 'safe places' are never safe, resulting in lots of missing items!

Passing the award on to...

Have a good day petals :)

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