Saturday, 8 January 2011

Some New Additions ♥

I know, i know, ive not done a blog post in a while but ive actually been away from home for quite some time and only been accessing blogger, via iPhone. So i couldnt really do any decent posts ):
Anyways, Happy belated 2011!
Nothings happened so far really. Ive made resolutions, several infact & 2 of them have already failed miserably:
1 - Buy less makeup...that was never going to be succesful, was it?
2 - Drink less diet coke...Had 5 cans today already! hmph.

I had a lovely christmas & aquired a few things that i wanted for a long long time.
Let me introduce you to my new additions:
Now, ive wanted this for years&years&years. So when i finally got my hands on it early january(with help of christmas money.) i was a very happy girl!
Ive had many 'Alexander mcqueen' ripoff versions, but its nice to have the real deal.
It took me, literally, hours to choose which color to get. Because at £14o, its not just a 'grab whatever colour' sorta thing.
Opted for black though, as i think it will go with most outfits.
its ALOT lighter then what i expected it to be, but it really is a statement piece.

Next up - Michael kors Mk5085 watch.
I'm not a huge fan of full gold watches. However, gold & black...i love.
I wear alot of black clothes (Boring - i know, i know) with alot of gold toned accesories. so this watch is just perfect.
After doing a bit of reaserch, i found out that apparently this specific model was only exclusive to ASOS? I'm not sure about that as i picked this up at a designer outlet near me...
And finally, last but definitely not least. My my most anticipated item...

Coral YSL arty ring.

Isnt it gorgeous?!?
Santa kindley left this under my tree and i actually squealed when i opened it!
these have been all over blogs recently which, ofcourse made me want it even more, but at £115 its quite alot to shell out on for just a ring.
....but it is actually the most beautiful ring ive layed eyes on. Such an 'in your face' type of piece.

I would also love the turquoise one, oh and the pink...and also the dark blue one. well, all of them! I see a very expensive addiction coming on haha.

The only thing ive found with these rings however is, they are so small fitting! I had to get one of the biggest sizes ( ...size 6 i think.) & My mother couldnt even fit the biggest one on her little finger.
Anyone else found this problem?

Hope you all had a lovely christmas and new year & i will be doing alot more posts now im back home. Need to get back in to the swing of blogging again! (:

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Giveaway Winner! ♥


Hope everyone is having a great day so far and got all the gifts they hoped for!

Thank you everyone for entering, i never expected so many!I really enjoyed reading what you wanted for christmas, i will hopefully be doing a couple more giveaways in the new year (:

Ive dragged myself away from eating christmas pudding (yes, I eat christmas pudding for tradition!) to announce the winner of my christmas giveaway...

The lucky winner is, decided by

*Drumrole please*

The lovely Emma!
Blog - CircusBox

Congratulations (:
I will email later on today for details...
Hope you enjoy your presents!


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Christmas Giveaway! ♥

I bloody LOVE christmas!
Its absolutely, without a doubt my favourite time of the year!

I'm feeing especially festive, so i thaught a christmas giveaway was in need (:
I popped into my CCO yesterday and picked up a couple of bits and bobs to include in the prize.

The goodies -

Mac Vanilla pigment
Mac Like Venus Dazzleglass
Mac Cakeshop Shadestick
OPI Nail polish Lincoln Park After Dark Matte
PINK SMARTIES! (...because who dosnt love pink smarties?)

How to enter -

be a follower, I will check. I'm doing this for all you lovely followers!
You can be anywhere in the world.
Only enter once.
Leave a comment letting me know...
whats on the top of your christmas wishlist?
(Optional extra entries, post a link about this giveaway on your blog/sidebar.)

& please leave your email so i can contact you if you win (:

I will use to generate a winner.


Ending date - Saturday 25th December at 9am...Christmas day!
14 days to enter.
Good luck!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Collective Ring Haul ♥

My obsession with rings is growing stronger week by week, i now cant seem to leave the house without a hand laden in them. I even sneaked a couple of small rings on for work, despite the strict 'No jewellery' rule. I feel naked without them now.
My ring drawer no longer closes so i need to think up some genius way of storing them - any suggestions?

Over the past few weeks ive been on the hunt for some unusual, statement rings & ive found a few bargins along the way.

The first two i got were the two skull rings.
Ive been fascinated with skull rings for quite some time now, they're not everyone cup of tea, but i really like them, i think they make an outfit look a bit different & more...edgy?
Skull with flower - Matalan £6
Normal skull - Topshop £10

My favouirte is the one with the flower & its a complete steal at £6!
Quick snap on the London eye!

The next ones i got were these huge chunky cocktail rings from H&M...
Cheap as chips, some might think they are tacky but i embrace a bit of tackiness sometimes!
The bright turquoise one i think would look lovely with china glaze 'for Audrey' or Barry M 'Turquoise' in the summer.

Turquoise Ring - £2.99
Pearl Ring - £1.99
Vintage Gold Ring With Pearl Center - £2.99

The next two are aslo from Matalan. Gorgeous marbelled stones, i could'nt decide what colour to get, so...i got both. They are quite simple, so i got them to layer with other rings. Matalans jewellery is a bit hit and miss, but at the moment is really nice and quite quirky! The same as Topshop but about half the price.

Both were - £3.99

The last ring ive got is my new favourite!
It popped through my letterbox a few days ago and ive worn it every day since...
I know its been floating around lookbook and various blogs quite a bit recently, but i first heard about it when one of my favourite youtubers Barbara -
( ThePersianbabe )
mentioned it on one of her videos. Loved the look of it, So i rushed onto ASOS and ordered a gold one in medium.
I cant even count the amount of compliments ive had on it! I was in Miss Selfridges the other day and somehow it became the topic of conversation amongst all the staff in there, they are all ordering one too!
Its suprisingly comfortable for a double finger ring aswell, it dosnt restrict your movement too much.
Im actually going to order myself a silver one tonight i think.

Gold double finger cross ring - £8

Anyone reccomend anywhere for cheap cocktail rings?

Thursday, 18 November 2010

London Makeup Haul/Splurge ♥

I'm so sorry, Ive been a terrible blogger and neglected my blog over the past couple of weeks, as ive been in London with my college course doing 'work' and by work i (:
I LOVE London for shopping. Even the thaught of Oxford street excites me as the shopping here in York isnt all that special and somewhat boring really, so being surrounded by hundreds of amazing shops is a real treat for me.
Every day i hopped on the underground (...Which, scares me alot!) and made my way to Oxford street and the first place i always headed to was Selfridges. I could quite litterally live in there!

I made a nice organised, relitivley small list of products that i wanted to get, determined not to spend over a certain amount - Did that happen...NO!
As soon as i stepped into the makeup part of selfridges, i went a bit crazy with spending (...considering i'm suppose to be on a makeup buying ban!) and if you have been there, you will understand how temping everything looks!
It might not be a splurge to some people but being a student, it is alot to me & my bank account is feeling the pain.

Heres what i got - I'll start with the things i got from other places first:

Korres Monoi Oil Bronzer 02 Sunglow Warm - £13
This was from Liberty, it was cheaper then what i expected it to be! Its not that much more than a drugstore bronzer really. I got this mostly for its moisturising properties, anything that claims to add moisture, i will buy! haha. Its a lovely colour bronzer aswell, not too red or too brown and has a little bit of shimmer in it, so it will be great for summer.

Mac full coverage foundation NW20 - £20
I got this from the Mac Pro Store, which is only round the corner from Liberty. I really need a full coverage foundation at the moment, My skin is not liking this weather and is deciding to go an unattractive shade of red. ew. This is basically like a concealer, but feels slightly lighter.

Now onto what i got at Selfridges...
Mac Pearl CCB - £13
Champeign cream highlighter. I was debating between this and Nars Copacabana, plumped for this as ive heard that the Nars one can drag off your other makeup when you apply it. I'm so happy ive finally got this as its been on my wishlist for a very long time.

Mac Fix+ - £11

This is my third bottle of this stuff, I havnt finnished my other bottle yet, but thaught i would stock up for winter. This is a HG for me, It just makes my makeup look alot fresher and more dewy + a bargin at £11...The Urban Decay one is around £17 and now where near as good!

Illamasqua Sob Cream Blusher - £16

I'm always hesitant to go to the Illamasqua counter at selfridges as everytime ive been there, a snooty sales assistant usually pounces on you every second you go near something. It puts me off. This time i had the sweetest guy, he let me actually look around and helped me when i asked. I asked him what cream blush he would recommend for fair skin with warm undertones and he pointed 'Sob' out to me and applied it to my cheeks. It really perked up my skin and looked really cute, like doll cheeks. I was sold.
Nars Luster Blush - £19.50.

I swatched this and fell in love. Its a pretty light apricot colour with bronzey shimmers. I dont think i have a blush like this. This was an impulse buy but its a lovey new addition to my Nars collection.
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Tender Rose - £30

I'm most excited about this product, Ive wanted this ever since Pixi2woo or Tanya (...Love her!) raved about it on one of her videos. Ive dabbled in mineral powders before, but found them too drying...i heard this leaves a dewy finnish and improves the skin overtime, so we'll see how it goes! For £30, it better do something good!

I think thats enough makeup for a while now, I'm going to try and not buy any more untill after christmas as i am now oficially skint!

Anyone else love Selfidges?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Weekly Rediscovery - Mac MSF's ♥

I apologise for lack of posts this week, ive started a new job so ive been busy doing various inductions and i'm so exausted its unbelievable!

With the lack of shopping time ive had the past couple of weeks (booo!) ,ive been enjoying rediscovering products that i already own.
I think i'm going to do a 'Weekly Redicovery' post every week as a bid to try and use what i have and not waste money buying more & more products.
Ive put myself on a no-makeup-buy-unless-absalutley-necessary untill after christmas, I can hear a mulberry roxanee calling my name! haha

This week ive been rediscovering and really enjoying using my MSF's. I hauled these, forgott about them & never really used them, which is a shame because they really are beautiful products!

In my opinion MSFs are the star of Mac products - pretty swirly multi - use products? yes please! shimmer isnt everyones cup of tea, but i love a bit of shimmer, especially in these winter months when my skins so dry.

They can be used as a highlighter, all over the face to give a glow, blush, bronzer and eyeshadow.

(Close up goodness!)

So far i have:
peticoat, By Candlelight, Comfort, Stereo rose, Porcelain Pink, Soft and Gentle, Ligt Flush, So Ceylon, Refined, Perfect topping and Warm Blend.

Perfect topping - swirls of lilac, peach, taupe and cream.
Soft and gentle - light luminous gold (my FAVOURITE msf!)
By candlelight - Peachy gold

So ceylon - Plumby brown
Warm blend - Swirls together to make a deep bronze.
Comfort - Matte light brown.

Petticoat - Rasberry pink, slight bronze tones in it also.
Porcelain Pink - very sheer pink with golden sheen.
Refined - Luminous light peach (another FAVOURITE!)

Left to right:
Stereo rose - Red toned coral.
Light flush - Light rasberry pink with strong peach sheen.

A few random tips:
Use msf's wet to create a more foiled intense colour and sheen, they are baked so it wont ruin the product!
Apply with a small dense kabuki like Macs 181 for a more precise application.
Dont tap your brush on the side of the product, i did this and it smashed! They are so fragile.

Whats your favourite MSF?

Friday, 22 October 2010

OOTD - Family Meal ♥

(...pose time!)

Went out with all the family today for a good ol' english roast dinner.

I wanted to dress up because its very rare that all my family gets together, but i didnt want to look 'overdone' as we just went down to the local pub.
It was a quite weird day, in terms of weather - one minute it was sunny and quite hot, the next minute the sun went it and it was freezing cold!
I wanted an excuse to wear my new puff shoulder jacket from new look. It's the perfect legnth and flares out slightly at the bottom. I feel like a doll in it (:

Black bodycon skirt - Topshop
Peach lace top - Topshop
Sheer black tights - have no idea!
Black puff shoulder jacket - New Look (current season £35)
Pointy black suede shoes - Miss Selfidges

I tucked the lace top into my bodycon skirt to break the outfit up a little.
LOVE this lace top! Lace is probably my favourite thing to wear.

Accessories -
Tan sachel - Primark
Black ring - Primark
(Yay for primark! haha)
I wanted to wear my mulberry bayswater, but i ended up wearing this light tan slouchey satchel as i thaught if i wore my mulberry, i would be wearing far too much black.
I also kept my accesories simple. Just wearing this chunky black ring and that is all.

Hello to all my new followers!
i'm going to do a small giveaway soon, so look out for that (: