Sunday, 25 April 2010

NOTD Barry M Pale Purple

Just got my hands on the new Barry M shade Pale Purple (308) this week and thought I would do a NOTD for you all. Its a really pretty pale purple (like the name suggests!) with a slightly pink undertone to it. I love it!

with flash (looks a little more pink here than in real life)

no flash

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend :)


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Neal's Yard Haul

A couple of weeks ago I heard about Marie Claire offering 20% off Neal's Yard products so I went and bought the magazine and made an order last week, which I received today!
I have been using Neal's Yard products since last September and had just started to run out so this was perfect timing!

What I ordered:
  • Nourishing Orange Flower Night Cream
  • Orange Flower Water (repurchase)
  • Orange Flower Facial Polish (repurchase)
  • Orange Flower Facial Wash
They also sent me samples of the Orange Flower Night Cream, White Tea Facial Mask and Frankincense Hydrating Cream! Who doesn't love free samples :)

(Click image to enlarge)

I have extremely dry skin and have been using the Orange Flower Water, Orange Flower Facial Polish and Jasmine Enriching Cream (which I use at night) since September and have really seen an improvement in my skin, its not as dry and flaky any more. This time I decided to try out the Orange Flower facial wash and night cream as I have really been liking other products in the Orange Flower range.

I can especially recommend the Orange Flower Facial Polish for those of you that have dry skin as it exfoliates gently to get rid of any flaky skin without drying your face out like many other scrubs I have used in the past.

Has anyone else been using Neal's Yard products? What are your favourites?


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Its been a long time....

Wow it really has been a while since I last posted something! I've been so busy lately at university that I just didn't have time :( Thank to the people who commented asking where I was! I just handed in a really important essay on Friday and went out to celebrate so thought I would show you my EOTN! Hope you like it!

I still can't manage to put mascara on without getting it on my eyelid! lol

Here's what I used:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a primer
  • MAC Paintpot in Indianwood all over the lid
  • MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow on the lid
  • From the Coastal scents 88 pallette: 1 on the outer half of my lid and slightly above the crease, blended into expensive pink. I mixed 2 and 3 and used it to line my lower lash line. I then brought the colour up into my crease and the outer v. Finally I used 4 in the outer v to add a little more depth. (It's a shame the camera doesn't really pick up all of that work!)
  • I used L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss to line my upper lash line and Bourjois Kohl & Contour in Ultra Black in the waterline.
  • I finished off with a few coats of Max Factor False Lash Effect and L'Oreal Voluminous mascaras.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Years Eve FOTN

Happy new year! I hope that 2010 is going to be a great year for all of you :)

I feel like I haven't done a FOTD post for a long time so I thought it would be nice to show you how I did my makeup on New Years Eve.

Face: MAC Studio Sculpt foundation (shade NC45), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (shade Medium Deep)
Cheeks: Body Shop Blush Trio in Warm Sunset
Lips: GOSH Soft'n Shine Lipbalm in Irony
Brows: MAC Brow Shader (discontinued)

Close-up of the eyes:

Eyeshadows: MAC Electra all over the lid and inner corners, MAC Freshwater on outer half and bottom lashline, MAC Smut in crease, dark brown/black from the Coastal Scents 88 palette in outer corner and MAC Shroom as brow highlight.
Liner: L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Black on upper lashline and Rimmel Kohl eye pencil in Black on waterline.
Lashes: Eyeko mascara and Ardell Fashion Lashes Demi Wispies (which I love but my pair got messed up in my bag after I took them off in the middle of the night - lesson learnt: always put your lashes back in their case if you ever want to use them again!)

I hope you have all been enjoying the festive season and make sure to post your NYE makeup looks too, I love seeing them!


Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your all enjoying the holidays and thank you to all of my followers, I really appreciate you all taking the time to read my posts! xxxxx


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

8 Most Worn Things Tag

I've seen this tag going around on blogs and YouTube and I've enjoyed reading/watching them so thought I would do my own one!

Most worn lipstick/gloss
I don't normally wear anything on my lips apart from lip balm but I've been wanting to start wearing something on them because I think sometimes my makeup looks incomplete without it so I've been trying out different tinted lip balms. I recently bought one of the GOSH Soft 'n' Shine lip balms and although its called a lip balm its quite pigmented and is more like a moisturising gloss than a balm, some of the shades are more like lipsticks because of how pigmented they are. Anyways I love them and I want to buy them in every colour!

Most worn earrings
I have been going a bit jewellery mad recently and been buying loads (it doesn't help that there is an Accessorize in the station where I get my train home from uni!) but i never really remember to change my earrings unless its for a night out. So my most worn earrings are usually studs which I change around once in a while. These are the ones I'm currently wearing. They were £4 from ASOS and are still available here.

Most worn shirt

I take this to mean top? My most worn top would probably be a plain vest top in black or white but that's not very interesting to show so apart from that I think it would be this tunic top/dress from Topshop. I find that I always put this on whenever I'm not sure what to wear.

Most worn nail polish
I change my nail polish pretty often as I cant cant stand having chipped polish and I get bored of colours pretty easily but my most worn polish would definitely be OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark because I always have this on on my toes and it is one of the few polishes that I have painted my finger nails with twice in a row (and trust me that's pretty rare for me)! Check out my NOTD with this product here.

Most worn shoes

Most of the year I live in black flats and I get through quite a few during the year as they get worn out really quick which can be annoying! My current pair are from h&m but I won't be showing you a pic because they are embarrassingly messed up lol.

Most worn hair product
I don't use many hair products, in fact the only one I use regularly is CHI Keratin Mist, which is a leave-in strengthening treatment which is meant to protect your hair from heat damage. Now I don't really know how well this is protecting my hair, I think its kind of impossible to judge whether a heat protectant product is really doing its job but I use this for piece of mind. Its better than using nothing, right? Anyways the main thing I love about this is the smell, it smells like men's aftershave.

Most worn perfume
I love sweet, girly fragrances and my favourite one has got to be Miss Dior Cherie. I have a 100ml bottle which is almost finished so I have had to stop using it recently because I don't want to run out! Definitely check this out if you like sweet fragrances too.
Most worn handbag
I'm always switching my handbags because I have so many and during the week I use a big one for uni and other times I like to use a smaller cross shoulder bag. I used to always carry around a big bag but decided to downsize when I'm not at uni. Don't you find the bigger the bag you carry around the more unnecessary junk you put in it? Or is that just me? :S lol. Anyways this bag from Topshop, that I got from a friend as a birthday present last year, is probably my most worn one.

What are your 8 most worn things? I tag everyone who wants to do this :)