Friday, 29 July 2011



Pink, blue, red, name it, I want it. I'm a bit boring, I like my darker colours, sometimes add a splash of colour, but for some reason (good reason might I add!) I'm lemming after more out there coloured jeans. Probably to brighten up my days, what with this crappy weather. urgh.

Some of the ones I'm considering..

Mixture of Topshop, River Island and JBrand.

I just LOVE skinny jeans. Sigh...


Thursday, 28 July 2011

Michael Kors..

I love a good watch. So when I saw this post about the Michael Kors watch below, I was shocked to find out it was on sale for just £54, (down from £179). Obviously I had to have it..

Michael Kors Gold Bracelet Watch

I bought it from Time2 who have now sold out (sorry!) but they have a lot of pretty watches in the sale :) OR ASOS has it here..

I feel really content now, like I have my little piece of Micheal Kors :)

Still lemming after this beauty though..

Michael Kors Mk5161 Watch 

£349.00 (OUCH!)


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Review; Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic

The lovely Liz Earle ladies very kindly sent me the next step in the Cleanse, tone and moisturize set about a month ago. In that time I have been testing them out and here are my views on the first part..

Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic.
I'll be perfectly honest - I have never used a toner. I've always been wary of using more than one of two products on my face as I have sensitive skin and I'm terrified of getting spots (vain I know!)
Plus, most toners have alcohol in them, which dries out the skin - big no no! However, this one doesn't! It's packed full of  Naturally active ingredients; organic aloe vera to revitalise and soften and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and natural source vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin. 

Smell is a big importance to me. Instant boost tonic has the most incredible light florally scent, very calm and soothing. A pleasure to use.. 

To use..

Simply pore some on to a cotton ball and wipe all over the face and neck, after you've cleansed..with Cleanse and Polish, obviously.

It doesn't make any life changing differences (what does?) but it definitely makes my skin feel amazing, look brighter and helps my moisturiser to sink in quicker. LOVE!

I have definitely been converted and will never be without a bottle of this amazing product!

Liz Earle 'Instant Boost Tonic' is priced at £11.75 for 200ml, available here.


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

MAC - Semi Precious haul

Semi Precious is the collection I've been waiting for!! I LOVE mineralize products, especially blushes and MSF's, so of course I had to have them all. Although the eyeshadows look gorgeous, I couldn't bring myself to purchase any because Temptalia didn't rate them - BUT...Adrienne and Muhsine swatched the two I really wanted (Smoked Ruby and Golden Gaze) and both said they are incredibly pigmented, so I might have to get them. Again, I wasn't really interested in the lipsticks, but Adrienne and her swatches convinced me that I needed 'Gem of Roses' and 'Lush Amber'. The cremesheen glasses looked pretty, but meh! I'd rather have a new blush. Oh and the brushes! Split fibre! I don't really know what that means or what they're supposed to be used for, but I loved the look of the cheek brush so I purchased that too!

The MSF's are GORGEOUS! I could look at these beauties all day long! They're all really smooth and very pigmented. My absolute favourite is Rose Quartz. I am mega pale but I still purchased Goldstone because, well, Adrienne's swatch told me to! I hope it works for me! Pearl and Crystal pink are definitely more highlighting products but I will let you all know what I think about them in more detail when I've had a little play with them. From first impressions and swatching though, they get a mahooosive thumbs up from me!

I was really surprised with the lipstick in this collection. I had totally written them off as 'nan lipsticks' but no, I was wrong. Gem of Roses is a mid tone strawberry pink and oh my word is it gorgeous! For me, it's a perfect 'my lips but better shade'. Lush Amber is a light nude beige - quite sheer on my pigmented lips but I kinda like this because if it was really really opaque I can tell I wouldn't like it!

Are you still here?? No far to go....

 This is such a lovely brush. Like I said above, I'm not sure what to use it for because it seems a bit dense for a cheek brush! I'm thinking foundation? Or cream blush? Or even for highlighting? I'll give all three a whirl and let you know!

Mineralize Blushes.

I love blushes, and from the get go, I was getting all three.

Feeling Flush is a pinky/plummy colour. Very pigmented and not too shimmery. As it has plummy tones, I probably won't reach for this until Autumn/Winter, but it's pretty enough to look at for a few months.
My favourite is surprisingly, 'Pressed Amber'. I wasn't keen on it when I saw swatches but my god, in real-life it is so, super pretty! It's the perfect light contour shade for me, or a very natural blush. Absolutely love it. One of my favourites out of the entire haul.
 Warmth of coral I'm kind of on the fench about, it seems very... orange! I expected it to be a bit orangey, but mine is like, mega orange! Does anyone else find this?? I will have a play, but like I said, kinda on the fence about this one. I was really hoping for my perfect peachy/coral blush.

Overall I really like this collection! My favourite's would have to be, Pressed Amber, Lush Amber, Gem of Roses and all the MSF's.

Did you pick anything up from this collection?


Friday, 8 July 2011

MAC Fashionflower haul........

FINALLY.. I got a black box. I haven't made an order from MAC for ages, so I went a little bit crazy!
 I'm going to separate this 'haul' post into two parts as I ordered from both the Semi Precious and Fashionflower collections.

So, Fashionflower. Here's what I bought..
Everhip - I had to get two of the beauties! Can you believe I returned this last year when I purchased it from The give me liberty of London collection?! Such a gorgeous creamy coral, very happy to have this back in my collection!

Fresh Daisy, Bows & Curtseys and Lucky Green eyeshadows - Fresh daisy isn't anything special really, I'm just a sucker for white/ivory/cream eyeshadows. It's a great highlight/lid  colour - not too shimmery! Bows & Curtseys and Lucky green (LG is permanent so I just got it in pan form. You can get it in the Fashionflower collection with the flower printed on it though.) I had decided against these eyeshadows but then I saw this post by Nicoletta! I am in love with the eye look she created so I decided to get them. I'm definitely going to try and re-create the look. B&C is a dark hunter green, with some brighter green shimmers. Very pretty! Lucky Green is a bright lime. Again, very pretty! I also really wanted Groundcover but I forgot to ask for it! Silly me...

Alpha girl Beauty Powder - I absolutely did not need another beauty powder, but I like anything remotely peachy so I had to have it. Well I didn't really, but I would've died if I didn't buy it, right? The embossed flower is really pretty, but after a couple of uses it will disappear. It's not majorly pigmented and I find it a little bit chalky, but ho hum, I'll work with it because I love the colour.
I didn't bother with the other beauty powder because I have a few which are probably the same and the the other lipsticks didn't really appeal to me. I liked this collection, but I was more excited month's ago when I thought it was coming out in May!

Did you purchase anything from the Fashionflower collection?

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Batiste goes big!

EVERYONE has heard of Batiste by now I'm sure? Well this is just a quick post to let you all know, they have gone BIG! Yes, they have increased the size of the cans, which is a god send for someone like me with very long and very thick hair.
I was kindly sent a can to try out and although I'm not crazy about the tropical scent, I love that it makes my hair look freshly washed on the morning's I don't have time to wash it and it also gives me some much needed volume. What's not to love!?

It's simple to use; Shake, spray into roots from 30cm's and then smoosh it about with your fingertips.

Batiste comes in several sizes; £4.99 (400ml) £2.99 (200ml) £1.55 (50ml)

And is avaliable to buy from; Superdrug, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, ASOS, Tesco, Savers , Wilkinsons, Lloyds Pharmacy and Independent Pharmacies. 


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

To depot or not to depot...

Once again, I am considering changing my makeup storage. I've gone from the 2 metre MALM dresser from IKEA, to the 'Micke' desk (from IKEA) with two drawers, and I also have the 9 drawer Alex unit from IKEA. Yes, I love IKEA! I really really want to streamline my collection now though. I plan on purchasing the dressing table below along with 4 sets of the wide Muji drawers. Whatever I can't fit into these drawers will be thrown out/given away etc..
The main point of this post is to ask "Would you depot your MAC blushers to save space"?  It sounds MAD but I really do love seeing the neat little rows of blush, BUT they are taking up a great deal of space.

Also what about the Mineralize ones? Will I forget about them?

If you have depotted your MAC blushers before have you used them more or less?

Basically do you prefer your MAC blushers in a palette or in their pots?
Let me know your thoughts!

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