Thursday, 27 November 2008


I am a blush addict! I have recentely started really getting in to blush. I used to wear eyeshadow and that was my "thing" but now all I wear is eyeliner.
I've wanted a new blush for ages and the other day decided to buy Nars Deep Throat.
I love this stuff. It is a gorgeous light pink colour with gold through it and it is just gorgeous.
It is the perfect blush for my skin tone. It is light which makes it look more natural and it is just a gorgeous colour.
I also got Nars Turkish Delight lip gloss which I'm a little disappointed in.
For £17 I expected the most amazing lip gloss ever but sadly that wasn't what I got.
It's a gorgeous colour but I feels weird, thick kind of feeling and a little gritty. This may just be me but I was expecting more. Maybe my expectations were too high?!
I wasn't impressed with the lip gloss but I will definetely be buying more of their blushes in the future as they are fantastic quality.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

I needed a new mascara the other week and I had heard amazing reviews about L'oreal voluminous so I got that.
This mascara is the best 'high street' mascara I have tried, it makes my lashes thick and full. It is just amazing.
Sadly, there is something in it that irritates my eyes.
My eyes are super super sensitive and I can't use anything waterproof because it just irritates the heck out of them and it looks like this is another one to add to the list.
I'm actually really disappointed coz this is an amazing mascara that does exactly what I want it to do but I would rather have not sore eyes than amazing lashes after today!
So now I'm considering buying either a Chanel mascara, YSL Faux Cils or
my love (these mascaras never irritate your eyes!) Lancome.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Favourite November Products!

Seen as November is drawing to a close (scary, I know! This year has gone super duper fast!) I thought I would do my five favourite products of November.

Every time I do something like this it is always five things but O'well.

So my five favourite things are ....

Numero Uno .. Barry M Lip paint in 101

Ive already done a post on this and The Body Shop Born Lippy Watermelon lip balm so i won't say too much but this stuff is my favourite lipstick of the moment. It is a little scary at first but with some underage lip glass or the lip balm its much nicer.

Number Two .. Rimmel Mover (080) nail varnish

This is just a black nail varnish but I really love it at the moment. I used to wear it all the time on my toes but recently I've been wearing it on my fingers and I LOVE it. Plus its cheap!

Number Three .. Tresemme Heat Defence

I'm not a huge fan of Tresemme, personally I find there products over rated but this stuff is pretty good. Im lazy and most of the time forget or can't be bothered with a heat spray but I've been using this alot and it seems to do the job and again its cheap!

Number Four .. L'oreal high Shine shampoo and conditioner

This stuff is awesome. Doesn't weight down your hair or make it really greasy. It just leaves it clean, super soft and shiny! Its cheap and widely available, what more could you ask for?!

Number Five .. MSF Natural

MSF's are the best buys EVER! They last ages, make your skin look nice and aren't overlay pricey. These things are my love! Ive done a few posts on these as well and said most of how I feel about them in that so I won't repeat myself (that would just be boring!).

What are your favourite products of November? or your least favourite? x

Sunday, 16 November 2008

10 Beauty Resolutions

While moisturising my extremely dry skin last night I realised that I didn't actually do it enough, I wait until my skin is really really dry and my eczema is appearing again before I do
anything about it.
This said I have decided to give myself 10 resolutions and see if I can actually stick to them.
My resolutions.
1. Moisturise daily.
2. Take my make up off properly every night.
3. Wash my make up brushes more frequently.
4. Use heat protector spray on my hair everyday.
5. Stop buying nail varnishes in the same shades but from different brands.
6. Floss!!
7. Drink more water.
8. Exfoliate before fake tanning.
9. Don't wait until my eyebrows reach bushy stage before getting them waxed.
10. Stop touching my spots, I know deep down it only makes them worse!
So that's my resolutions, lets see if I can actually stick to them!

My Five Must Have Items

These five items I don't think I could go without.
I always buy them no matter what and I love them!

My five items are ....

fake tan - everyone looks better with a tan! Plus this stuff is cheap, £2 at asda or £4 for a bigger bottle.

Mascara - if I didn't have time to do eyeliner and possibly eyeshadow then I would just put two coats of mascara. Everyone needs mascara in my opinion.

Nail Varnish - I never don't have nail varnish on, I don't know why but for about the past year my nails have not been colourless.

Carmex - the best thing to treat dry, chapped lips. This is cheap as well!

MSF - I love these things! I've posted about them lots before and I love them just as much now as I did then.

What would you have as your can't live without products?

Friday, 14 November 2008


So I finally ran out of my mineralized skin finish natural today and decided seen as my lecture finished early I would head down to my MAC counter to get a new one.
When I got there the MA said that there wasn't any medium shades left but medium plus was very similar so I decided to give it ago.
The verdict is .......
i LOVE it!
It is so much nicer than the medium, it is a little darker but not that much.
It is just a lot warmer and makes my skin look warmer.
I think this may have been a sign that I should be using medium plus instead of medium,
maybe but then again maybe not.
I am totally addicted to MSF's and was seriously considering getting petticoat today,
but sadly didn't.
Maybe next week! ... or tomorrow.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Rimmel Nail varnish

I have got into the way of always having my nails painted.
It is normally red, pink, deep browns or black. I wanted to try something different because basically I have a problem with nail varnishes and I can't stop buying them even
if I have the same colour but a different brand - ridiculous i know.
Anyways, i was in boots and was looking at the Rimmel bit. This is when i came across an old favourite from a few years ago, french manicure in 442 french rose.
It is a very pale pink and I like to apply 2 or 3 coats to make it a little more matte instead of sheer. It is a really nice soft colour that gives your nails colour without it being a bright red or whatever!
Its cheap, it works and it is definitely going to be a product I use over and over again.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

My New coat ...

So I have been looking for a good winter coat for agessss and today i finally found one that I liked.
I got this from Topshop it costs £75 but with my student discount it was £68.10 and i got £65 for birthday money so i payed £3.10!! bargain!
I really love it and think it will be one that i will wear next winter, which i never ever do.

Barry M Lip Paint & Body Shop lip balm

If like you are a big fan of nude lips, like myself then I would
recommend getting the Barry m lip paint in number 101.
I think its called cafe Au lait.
It is a really pale pinky-flesh tone colour.
When you first put it on its a little scary and looks really fake
but I discovered that if you put the body shops born lippie lip balm in watermelon (which is a nude pink) over the top it gives it more shine and makes it more life like.
It is really gorgeous and is now my favourite lip combination.

Holly Wiloughby

I'm not a fan of the x factor at all... i've never watched it and properly never will but i saw in a magazine that Holly Wiloughby was pregnant and there was a picture of her wearing a gorgeous grey dress (its the last picture), i thought it was really nice so i goggled her and actually found that i really like her fashion sense!

she always looks really glamorous and classic. shes curvy and knows what works for her shape and what doesn't which is a hard thing to master sometimes!

Should I dye my hair?

I have been waiting for this day to return and it came last week ... sadly.
My hair is slowly starting to go grey. Its not all of a sudden grey its just random stands
but I have started to notice it more and more.
This got me thinking, I have always wanted to have a darker brown shade of hair so this could be a really good chance for me to get it.
My natural hair colour is brown with some blonde in it but if I use brunette shampoo (which I do every second day) my hair goes a little darker and I really like it.
I have heard from a friend that works as a hairdressers that you should go either two shades lighter or two shades darker than your natural colour so I think its going to be two shades darker.
I really love Claudia Winkleman's hair in the picture below, in older pictures it looks as if we have similar hair colours naturally but I think the colour her hair is in that picture is a little too dark for me ... what do you think?

Sunday, 9 November 2008

MSF's a waste of money?

The answer to that question would be no!
I bought a MSF natural in April/May and that is me just now hitting pan around the outside and I am definitely going to be buying another one when I finally run out.
For £16.50 and nearly 8 months of use with loads of product left over they are definitely value for money.
Get this ... they are amazing! x

Thursday, 6 November 2008


For my birthday last Friday my brother kindly bought me one of the perfumes
I had been dieing to get for along long time.

This perfume is Chloe. It is gorgeous and doesn't cause incredibly painful headaches which is most definitely a plus!

I love the vintage style bottle & the scent (which does help in the loving of a perfume process!).

I actually love this perfume so much I have decided to make it 'my scent'. So hopefully before long people will smell it and think of me (A).

If your looking for a nice, grown up perfume I would say then I would define telly look into Chloe.

It is a little pricey but if you get it at this time in boots you can get the gift set and receive a 50ml bottle and the body lotion for £45 instead of just the 50ml bottle. x

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Straight Vs Curly

I have been told recently by a few people that I suit my hair better curly
and I have to admit I have always felt this but had straighted it simply to fit in.
Since I got my hair cut and got my fringe back I have curled it almost everyday.
I think curly hair, on me, is much softer and a bit more put together than it being straight

I think the curls makes my face appear softer, with straight hair I think my feature
looks really strong and a little harsh.

So from now on it is curly hair for me, straight just doesn't work for me ... sadly!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

One Word Wonders

I saw this on 'The Makeup diaries' blog and saw that she tagged anybody that read it so I thought I would do it because I thought it was a fun idea.
So here goes ....
1. Clothes: Away to express yourself, how your feeling or who you are. I wear kinda smart/casual. Sometimes its jeans & a top or a skirt or a dress but I always seem to wear a cardigan with whatever I have on. Not sure why?!
2. Furniture: French boudoir style. Classic furniture really. Or in a similar style to Jane's apartment in 27 Dresses!
3. Sweet: Insolence perfume by Givenchy.
4. City: Glasgow, because I'm from here. Edinburgh, because I desperately want to go there for Uni next year. Paris, most romantic city in the world.
5. Drink: Cocktails ... cosmopolitan, key west cooler. Water & Irn bru.
6. Music: Like a little of everything.
7. TV Series: The Hills, Friends, The OC .. the list goes on!
8. Film: Anything with a love story or a musical. Nothing to serious or heavy because that's not really me.
9. Pastries: is a yum yum a pastry?? if so then a yum yum, you just can beat them!
10. Coffee: cappuccino ... the real one not the instant stuff in the packs.
Sooo amazingly good!