Friday, 28 August 2009

Lady In Red.......Shopping Haul!

Its my parents silver wedding annivarsary in September and they are having a big party to I guess its a good excuse to buy a gorgeous new dress :)

So today after visiting my lovely grandad in hospital :( I popped into Liverpool One shopping centre, I love the way they are doing up Liverpool City Centre, its a fab city I miss living there so much :(

So firstly I found this gorgeous red dress in Karen Millen, I love the rose detail and the netting was love at first sight!
When buying a new dress you need to think about the whole outfit and that includes make up! So I'm not sure what look I would go for with a red dress as I dont think red lips suit me and I cant think of another lip colour that would compliment the dress......and ideas please??

Before I committed to buying (and being 200 pound down eek!) I decided to have a quick look around and came across this beautiful maxi dress in coast
This was in the sale (good times -95 pound!!) but the size is a 16 (I thought it was a 6 i didnt see the 1 hence why i tried it on!) but my lovely mother is a excellent seamtress in her spare time and can make anything so she would be able to alter the dress so it fits perfectly :)

So now which dress should I go for?? Decisions decisions decisions........

Heres a quick FOTD for my shopping and hospital visit......kept it subte but pretty as you never know which hot doctors will be on the wards (the perks of working in a hospital hehe)
I used Benefit Play sticks in Jump Rope, Benefit 10 and MAC well dressed blush on cheeks, MAC Tempting, and moonstruck eyeshadow and MAC blacktrack fluidline, and Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara

While in Liverpool I also nipped into TJ Hughes, this is a great bargin shop and sometimes have benefit and TIGI, Lancome, L'Oreal, Elizabeth Arden, etc at bargin prices! So today I got TIGI Brunette Goddess shampoo for a bargin 6 quid, and St Moriz Fake tan, I have heard good things about this product so cant wait to see if it lives up to the hype!

I also picked up this litte crop top from Topshop which I plan on wearing in Ibiza next week when I'm clubbing!!! I think it is perfect with a mini skirt, large aviators, statement earrings and dancing all night in the legendary clubs....can you tell i'm excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday I plan on partying (good times) in between working (bad times, esp when creamfields is right near the hospital where i work so got a busy ae shift to look forward to, I should be clubbing at creamfields too not fair!)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Maybelline Pulse Perfection

I wondered how long it would take for a cheaper version of the vibrating mascaras to hit the shelves.....and eventually it has...welcome Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara!

have seen the high end vibrating mascaras and always looked and thought about buying, but always seemed to have changed my mind last minute I just couldn't understand how it is supposed to work and the price tag is a bit too much just for a mascara that vibrates! So when I spotted the Maybelline Pulse Perfection and at £14.99, half the price of its high end suitors, I found myself saying yes please!

So I tried this bad boy out on Saturday night, at first it feels very strange having your mascara vibrate right near your eye, but it seems to work! The brush isn't amazing, but the concept of the vibrations is that it is supposed to work through every single lash lengthening them with minimum effort from you (ie endlessly zig zagging the wand up and down your lashes!), I did find it hard to work the brush into the inner corner lashes, but apart from that after 2 coats my lashes were amazing.....long, volumised and curled! In fact I even got asked if I was wearing false eyelashes.....result!!!!

Here is me (on the left) and my friend at a house party on Saturday night, I loved this mascara so much I even started trying it on all my friends who I converted to vibrating mascara heaven :)

Have you tried this mascara yet or any of the other vibrating mascaras?? what do you think??

Monday, 24 August 2009

20 Questions!

I have seen this on a few blogs and thought I would let you all know me a little better by doing one too :)

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?

My handbag and phone! I love a big WAG style handbag that literally carries my life in it! Car keys, mobile, make up, magazines I carry everything in it!

2. Favourite brand of make up?

I think I own the entire collection of Benefit make up, I just love the packaging and always think the products and colours work well and look gorgeous, but of course I do love MAC too (who couldn't??), for cheaper drug store brands I really like GOSH and Rimmel for essentials.

3. Favourite Flower?

I love tulips and daffodils so pretty and colourful

4. Favourite clothing store?

I love French Connection for dresses and jeans and Topshop for everything! Primark is great for cheap buys, so even if I only wear it once (which I have a bad habit for doing!) then you can still experiment without breaking the bank!

5. Heels or flats?

Heels all the way!! I love the way that I feel so much more glamourous when I wear my heels, even when I'm dressed down in jeans and a tee some heels just glam me up a bit more! I have to wear boring flat comfy shoes all day for work as i'm on my feet all day rushing round, so I love to dress up and feel pretty out of work!

6. Did you make good grades?

Yes I did :) I was a little bookworm at school and got all A and B grades at GCSE, I then passed all my A-Levels and went to university to study Diagnostic Radiography (taking x-rays and scans in case you didnt know!) and managed to gain a 2:1 BSc Honours Degree in between all the partying and drinking uni life brings with it, oh how I miss being a student........

7. Favourite Colours?

Probably your typical girly colours all things pink!

8. Do you drink energy drinks?

Not really, when I was at uni we use to have a student night where it was 2 pound for a double vodka and red bull and i've had one too many hangovers from this stuff that I cant even smell red bull now without feeling a hangover coming on!

9. Favourite perfume?

My all time classic is Chanel Chance, I love the fact that it lasts and lasts and smells really expensive too! I also love Vera Wang Princess and Miss Dior.

10. Do you drink juice?

I love a large glass of fresh orange juice in the morning for a burst of vitamen c to start the day!

11. Do you like swimming?

I'm not the strongest swimmer and probably only go for a swim when i'm on holiday, but i'm a real gym bunny and prefer keeping fit by running!

12. Do you eat fries with a fork?

Depends on the location! In a fast food restaurant its got to be with your hands! But anywhere else it has to be posh and with a fork!

13. Favourite moisturiser?

At the moment I am using Garnier Pure Activ, but I am not very impressed with it, although it mattifies my skin I have had a breakout of spots since using it so am on the lookout for a new moisturiser

14. Do you want to get married later on in life?

Much later on in life I do! I would have the full works big party and even bigger dress! But I am enjoying myself too much at the moment partying with my friends concentrating on my career and planning my travelling trips to even think about settling down, far too boring!!

15. Do you get mad easily?

My mum says that I take after my dad, we both lose our temper very quickly and are very impatient! But i'm very quick to calm down sometimes I just need to let it all out!

16. Are you into Ghost Hunting?

A few months ago, me and my work colleagues went on a ghost hunting trip to a haunted castle where we spent the night with an expert, a few occurences happened which made us all scream and very scared but whether it was real or set up I do not know! But we had a laugh and it was ver good for team bonding, looking forward to the next trip!

17. Any phobias?

Typical spider phobia, the only thing men are good for is getting rid of them! God bless my dad for coming whenever i need him to get rid of the horrible things!! I am hoping to work and travel in Australia next year for a few months so I really need to get over this!!

18. Do you bite your nails?

Only when I am really stressed, I love my nails being in perfect condition with a nice manicure :)

19. Have you ever had a near death experience?

Not yet and hopefully not anytime soon!

20. Do you drink coffee?

Ugh no I cant stand coffee, I wish I did as I would love to sit in starbucks with all my mates having a cappoccino but its a nice cup of english tea for me for all the way!! I cant start my day without a cup of tea!!

Well I hope you all know me a little better know, I look forward to reading all your 20 questions blogs!


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Model Co - Beauty Fix and a FOTD

This week I got the Model Co Beauty Fix - Airbrush Face, this promises to set and seal your make up, making it smudge proof, tear proof and water resistant!! Anything that promises to make my make up last while i'm dancing all night has got to be a must have me!!

After finishing your make up, you spray this on your face about 10 cms away and hey presto your make up should be smudge proof! So Saturday night all ready for a big night out on the town I decided to try it out, at first it feels a bit strange to spray it on your face but after a while it settled it on my face and I was ready to go!
And I have to say I like this product :) I thought that my make up stayed flawless all night even after a lot of dancing and cocktails, I call it hairspray for your face! I will definately be using this on future nights out, although I do think that it is a bit pricey at 23 pound :(

Here are some photos for the said night out including a FOTN!
L-Oreal Studio Secrets Primer
Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC35
Benefit Hoola
Benefit 10
MAC well dressed blusher
Benefit High Beam
Barry M 100 lip paint
Clairns instant light lip gloss
Benefit Cupids bow
Cheryl Cole Eyelashes
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
Barry M Black gold eyeshadow
Sephora cream eyeshadow
GOSH bananas eyeliner (in the inner rim)
ELF studio eyeliner
Hope your all having a good week so far!

Monday, 10 August 2009

New Clothes for sale :)


Just thought I would show you some of the clothes I am currently selling on ebay :)
I love ebay, I have sooooooooo many clothes it is ridiculous and I am bad for buying a dress wearing it once and then never wearing it again! So my philosophy is sell on ebay = more money to buy new clothes yay!!

So here is the latest lot of dresses and tops from French Connection (this season!), River Island, Topshop, New Look etc!

So take a look and bid if your interested in grabbing a bargin :) x

In and Out post!

Thought I would do a quick in and out blog for a monday morning!!

- Fat burner lipbalm from hq, am applying this religiously in the hope that it is suppressing my appetite!
- ELF eyeshadow C brush, so easy to create a smoky eye as this brush fits perfectly into the crease of your eye giving just the right amount of eyeshadow onto the crease to look good!
- MAC creme d'nude lipstick, loving nude lips with a golden tan and smoky eyes!
-Only 4 more weeks till I hit the massive clubs of the beautiful island that is Ibiza!
- Model CO Beauty Fix , like hairspray but for your make up! Just spritz on your face after applying make up and this seals it all day :) I''m impressed with it!

-The fact it is a monday morning and i'm working in a&e till 9pm :(
- Holiday tan is fading - need to hit Ibiza sooooooon!
- New Benefit perfumes, had a quick smell of each of the new fragrances but am not impressed B-Spot was the perfect summer fragrance, good job I got it before it got discontinued!
-ELF lip plump and primer, the lip plump has already got stuck in the lid and has broke off only used it once!

Hope you all had a good weekend x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

FOTD and new lipsticks :)

Today I went to my one of my favourite places........The Trafford Centre in Manchester! This is a massive shopping centre with all my favourite shops in one gorgeous location :) Luckily I live about 20 minutes away so I go whenever I can hehe!!

Today I hit the MAC counter as usual and purchased a lipstick i've wanted for a while MAC creme d'nude, I think this looks gorgeous with my holiday tan :) I also wanted the colour craft lipstick but it was sold out :(

I have also heard alot about MACS MSF's but I just dont get what they are?? Are they a blusher, bronzer, powder, shimmer?? Any advice please as I want to get one but not sure how to use it??

I also had a browse of Barry M as I love their lip sticks and got the lip colour 100 which I love, it is a lovely light nude pink with a bit more colour than the 101 so more wearable I think!

On the left is Barry M 100 and the right is MAC creme d'nude:

And a swatch of each- Barry M 100 - Mac Creme d'nude

FOTD - Tried to keep it simple and pretty for a few drinks with friends tonight :)
Face = Benefit You Rebel
Benefit Playstick in Jump Rope
Benefit 10 for killer cheekbones!
Benefit Dallas as a blush
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
Eyes = A golden cream eyeshadow I picked up in Greece as a base
MAC Sable all over the lip and in the crease
ELF Studio Liner
L'Oreal Collagen Mascara
GOSH bananas eyeliner in the inner corner
LIPS = Mac Creme d'nude
Benefit Cupids Bow for defining my lips

I hope you like! Any advice on MACS MSFS please comment!
I also got the Garnier Pure Active Deep Clease and Moisturiser after reading good reviews, so far so good but will give it a few more days before I do a full review on it!
And today I have also ordered Fat Burner Lipbalm......yes you read it right a lipbalm that promises to help speed metabolism, burn fat and suppress your appetite!! Sounds too good to be true well I shall give you an update when I receive it!!

Monday, 3 August 2009

ELF Studio Line!

I love ELF and have been waiting for this line to reach the UK for months!! So as soon as I got back from my holiday I was straight on the internet to place a massive order..........and the verdict is.......I love it!!!

I purchased a few products which are great such as the:-

1. Complexion Perfection which is nice to set make up and even skin tone

2. Lip Primer and Plumper - love the plumper it contains cinnamon which irritates your lips hence making them look fuller, you can feel your lips tingling as soon as you apply this so you can feel it working its magic!

3.Hollywood lashes - I love these! I am a massive false lash fan and the applicator that comes with these lashes makes applying lashes a doddle!! So easy! Plus the lashes are perfect for a night out - full and fabulous and really opens your eyes (look at picture below when I wore these on saturday night!) I also purchased the dramatic effect false lashes from the original line which I also love!

4. Make up remover wipes - tried them out after a big night out on saturday (hence lots of make up) and so far so good removed most traces without too much effort :)

5. Eyeshadow 'C' Brush - Perfect for creating the smoking eye look and blending eyeshadow into the crease of the eye, very easy to use I like it!

6.And lastly my favourite product - Eyeliner and shadow stick - The eyeliner on this is amazing, I used it on saturday night to create a dark smokey eye with a thick almost Amy Winehouse style eyeliner! And it did not budge all night, it was easy to use and I love it!!

Here are some pictures from saturday night (excuse the drunk posing but I think it demonstrates the make up well!!!)
Face - L'Oreal studio secrets primer
Benefit You Rebel Tinted Mosturiser - I am lucky and have skin that tans as soon as step outside so am enjoying being able to not wear as much foundation as I usually do as my skin is tanned from the cruise yay :)
The Balm Bahama Mama Brozer - love this not glittery and not orange! Quite similar to Benefit Hoola
Benefit 10 on the cheeks
MAC Well Dressed Blush
Benefit High Beam - the best highlighter there is! Dabbed onto the cheekbones and under the brow bone
Benefit High Brow and Brow Pencil to create perfect brows!
Lips - ELF Studio Lip Plumper
Barry M Lip paint 101
Clarins Instant Light Lipgloss
Benefit Cupids Bow - perfect for defining your lips
Eyes - Barry M dazzle dust in Gold Irridescent 027
Barry M dazzle dust in Black 066 in the crease and lash line
ELF Studio Liner in Black along upper and lower lash line and winged out in the outer corner
ELF Studio Hollywood Lashes
Gosh Bananas Liner in the inner corner to really open your eyes!
As you can see I went for a very dark smokey look with the eyes, and so kept the lips nude. I love smokey eyes it is my statement look for partying nights out :)

OOTN was a little black dress from French Connection, this is my fail safe dress i can wear to anything and as I hadn't had time to shop I had no new dress shock horror haha! I dressed it with a belt from Miss Selfridge and killer nude heels from Faith and a little black cardigan as it was freeeeeeezing in manchester!!!!!
I also had my new tan leather Chanel Bag :)))))))
Have any of you tried ELF Studio yet?? What are your thoughts and recommendations??
Hope you all had a nice weekend am currently on nights so off to bed now for me all day!! night night!! xxx

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Holiday Haul!

I have just returned from an amazing cruise around the greek islands and Turkey, and as usual I made a few beauty purchases!!

Firstly before we even left for the airport our bag was overweight so I removed my make up bag and suddenly the bag was underweight....hmmm think that might be trying to tell me something!!

I love airport shopping and love taking advantage of the tax free beauty products! Firstly I found Girls Aloud Lashes in a special pack exclusive for airport shopping, I love Girls Aloud Lashes so I grabbed this and I also picked up the eyelure falsh lash adhesive which I tried on holiday and found that it lasted it all night so it almost beats MAC glue for staying power!!

I love these lashes especially Cheryls as they give a really full on look without looking 'too much' and Nicholas give a really pretty look, the only ones I am not keen on are Sarahs as they look too full on and very fake!

I also purchased BeneFit 10 powder, I absolutely love this product and this is the 3rd time I have bought it as I use it sooooo much!! It gives me defined, killer cheekbones and looks gorgeous day or night. I cant say enough nice things about this product :)

While we were cruising, the second island we called at was Rhodes and while exploring the island I found my favourite shop in the entire world..........Sephora (why oh why do we not have this shop in the UK???)

This is me outside Sephora I heart it :)

I was very good though as I only purchased a few little items (mainly as I was being rushed!!).

So I picked up.......
(From Left - Right)

1. Sephora Make up corrector pen - this is supposed to remove any make up mistakes you make, thought it would come in handy for touching up eyeliner mistakes!

2. Sephora Make up brush shampoo - this is great for cleaning your brushes it is anti bacterial too so your brushes get a really good clean, I always find that if i've not cleaned my brushes for a while that I start to get spots (and my skin isn't the best anyway so need to look after it!) so I religiously clean my brushes now!

3. Sephora nail colour in 02 Beige - this makes a lovely base coat for a french manicure, I love nice manicured nails, as I work in a Hospital I cant have acrylic nails but I can jsut about get away with a french manicure which I always do myself :)
Here is a quick manicure I just did with my new nail polish just 2 coats and a lick of white polish on the tips! Who needs an expensive manicurist??

Thats it from my holiday for now, am currently loving my tan and the way I can get away without foundation yay, hope your all having a good weekend! xxx