Friday 30 November 2012

Shopping Haul

Iphone 4/4S Case - £4 - Primark
This was very much a impulse buy as I grabbed it whilst in the queue. I love the studs on it, which is very much the trend at the moment. Its quite a tough case (I have dropped it already!) and I thought for Primark it was pretty good quality.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (True Ivory) - £5.49 - Superdrug
This was basically a repurchase of a staple product. I love this and the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. Last time I needed to buy a concealer I couldn't find my colour in this anywhere so I tried out the Maybelline Fit Me concealer which I will be reviewing soon. So happy to have this in my life again!!

Elegant Touch Totally Bare Nail Kit - £3.19 - Superdrug
I love wearing falsies for a special occasion or sometimes when I just want a change so I purchased the bare nails so I could paint them whatever colour I wanted. I bought these mainly for my work Christmas party but you do get 2/3 uses out of these packs so might try these out soon.

MUA Bronzed Perfection - £3 - Superdrug
I'm running really low on my MAC Refined Golden bronzer and as we're so close to Christmas I thought I would save some money and buy a cheaper bronzer. I've heard so many good reviews on this bronzer and at a bargain price of £3 I thought where can I go wrong? Can't wait to try it out!

MUA Nail Constellation (Gemini) - £3 - Superdrug
Now these have been probably the biggest rave product for the past couple of months in the beauty world and every time I went into my local Superdrug they were all sold out! So I left it a couple of weeks and finally they were in stock! I picked Gemini because I love the colours of the beads (and it was the star sign closest to mine!!) Can't wait to try this out and I'll try to get a post up about it.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine (Blackberry) - £3.99 - Superdrug
I already own the Blueberry colour and absolutely fell in love with it. I love the fact that you don't need a top coat with these polishes and they still last quite a while before they chip. The Blueberry colour I own is quite light so to help my transformation into winter I wanted a darker colour and I'm absolutely loving dark blues right now.

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Wednesday 28 November 2012

Christmas Party Dress Hunting in New Look

It's that time of year again, everyone is going manic trying to find the perfect dress for the Christmas party. Whether it be a friends party, family or work you just know when you find 'THE' dress. So I thought why not do a blog post on a couple of dresses I found whilst browsing the New Look site.

This is actually the dress I have purchased for my work Christmas party. I love the 2 chiffon sides which as a curvy girl helps hide some lumps and bumps I don't like to show. I also love the contrast between the pink bodycon dress and the black chiffon.
2. Gold Sequin 2 in 1 Sleeveless Dress - £27.99 £17.99
This is your typical Christmas party dress, sequins galore. But I do love the floaty white bottom of the dress. And the fact that is discounted...bonus!!
Again another sequin number, this time completely sequinned out! I've never owned a all sequin dress but one day hopefully I will. The only thing I find about sequins on the top part of a dress is they always seem to scratch my arms, any ideas on how to stop this??
This is a dress on the more expensive end of the scale. It's a lovely mix of lace and silk, which definitely gives it it's luxurious price tag. Also skater type dresses seem to be very popular at the moment.
Ok so I went a little bit sequin crazy when picking dresses. But who doesn't love a bit of bling on their dress at Christmas? I personally love dresses with an open back (although it does make it difficult to find a bra to wear!).

I found it so hard to whittle it down to just a few dresses. If you guys like this post I might do some more from other stores. What do you think?

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Monday 26 November 2012

Mac 'Cut A Caper' Lipstick

I'm a pink kinda lipstick girl, always have been and always probably will be. But I am starting to inject more colour variation into my collection. Introducing to you Cut A Caper...

This was released with the Heavenly Creatures collection and as soon as I saw it I was drawn to it. This is a very odd occurrence for me so I know I had to have it. Lucky for me this collection was released right before my birthday so 2 of my lovely friends got me 2 of these bad boys and lucky they did as it basically sold out everywhere straight away. I love wearing this on nights outs.

(Excuse the chipped nails!!)

Anyone else own and L.O.V.E this lipstick?

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Saturday 24 November 2012

Topshop: Dark Side Of Nude

Now I know I'm a month and a bit behind with this collection as it came out October some time but I felt like it was too gorgeous to pass up blogging about it. I wish I already owned some of this collection but I'm sad to say I do not although it is still available so hopefully next week when I get paid I can manage to get my paws on some of it!

Eye Palette
'Atmosphere' & 'Prism'
High pigment trios, build-able metallic colours with amazing colour pay off. Can be used wet or dry.
Price: £16

'Fawn' & 'Wicked'

Velvet finish lipstick to smooth moisturise and nourish lips. Wear alone or with a gloss for a shiny finish.
Price: £9.00

'Mascara in Onyx'

Volumizing mascara lengthens and separates lashes. Buildable for more volume.
Price: £10.00

Nail Polishes
'Granite', 'Stardust', 'Panther' & 'Thorn'

Fast drying, extra long wear with perfect coverage. Apply base coat, wear 'Stardust' and 'Panther' alone or over the top of 'Granite' and 'Thorn'. Finish with a glossy top coat. For best results always follow those 3 steps.
Price: £6.50

Did you purchase any of these when they were released in October?

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Benefit Box Blushers

Unless you have been living under a rock in the beauty world everyone knows the oh so famous Benefit box blushes. As I work in a beauty department I get the pleasure of playing about with all the box blushes but I do own 2 of them myself.

As you can tell from the picture, my Sugarbomb has been slightly more loved then my Thrrrob. This tends to happen to the packaging on the blushers. They are made from sturdy cardboard which means they can go through the wars and still come out just slightly scratched. All the box blushers come with a little brush. There is much controversy to do with the brush, some people love them some hate. With me it makes no difference, they are great to use when out and about but when I'm at home I use my MAC.
Benefit Thrrrob Box Blusher - Discontinued

Sadly this box blusher is actually discontinued so is no longer available, unless you find a genuine one on ebay. It gives the perfect pink glow to the cheeks and as all the other blushers have an amazing scent to them.

On the website its described as 4 complementary shades of peach, soft plum, pink & rose that creates a natural radiance. I love this blusher, it gives the right amount of glow to the cheeks. You can swirl the colours together or wear them alone.

 Do you own any box blushers? Which are your favourites?

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Thursday 22 November 2012

Smashbox Studio Pop Christmas Collection

Who's excited for Christmas?
ME!!! I'm already thrilled with the Christmas music being played in shops and decorations going up here there and everywhere. A couple of posts ago I did a series for the MAC Christmas collection and also the bareMinerals Christmas collection. So today I'm bringing you more Christmas cheer by showing you guys the Smashbox Christmas collection Studio POP.

So on the site it says...
'Christmas rocks with STUDIO POP! This limited-edition collection of our on-set faves will have you living the season out loud with party-perfect shades.'

Studio Pop Brush Set

Blend your way to party perfection with 5 essential brushes in this must have set.
Set Includes:-
#2 Face & Cheek Brush
#13 Foundation Brush
#10 Crease Brush
#15 Shadow/Liner Brush
#21 Arced Liner Brush

Price: £45.00

Studio Pop Palette

Amp up your eyes this season with this mega palette of bestselling shadows and luxe cream liners-even comes with 4 'Get The Looks' and a built in mirror!

Kit Includes:-
16 Photo Op Eye shadows
- Nocturnal
- Lunar (soft,warm shimmering silver)
- Emerald (shimmering green)
- Nude (matte soft caramel)
- Vanilla
- Obsidian
- Champagne
- Bark
- Cinder (shimmering violet)
- Pastel
- Orchid (matte dark purple)
- Flamingo
- Smoke (matte dark grey)
- Amethyst
- 24k (gold)
Nutmeg (golden bronze)
4 Cream Eye Liners
- Bronze
- Royal
- Picasso
- Nightlife

Price: £36.00

Studio Pop For Eyes

A covetable, collectible tin filled with must haves for holiday ready eyes - from limited edition liners to an ultra volumizing mascara!

Kit Includes:-
- Travel size Full Exposure Mascara
Travel size Limitless Eye Liners
- Graphite (smokey gray)
- Imperial (royal purple)
- Bronze Citrine (deep bronze)
- Antique Gold (dark gold)

Price: £19.50

Studio Pop For Lips

'Tis the season to pick up 5 limited edition shades in a irresistible, collectible tin!

Kit Includes:-
Lip Enhancing Gloss
- Illume (pale nude with iridescence)
- Razzle (opalescent bright pink)
- Spiceberry (nude creamy pink)
Reflection High Shine Gloss
- Star (nude)
- Candy (bubblegum pink)

Price: £21.00

So what do you guys think? Do any of these interest you? Or maybe you think they are perfect for someone you know!! All sets are available from

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Saturday 17 November 2012

Jimmy Choo Perfume Review

Jimmy Choo 40ml EDT

Hello Lovelies, From the picture above and the title of this post you can probably tell this is a little review on one of my favourite fragrances at the moment, Jimmy Choo.

As you may by know I work in Duty Free at Gatwick so I get a chance to smell a lot of new perfumes and when this perfume was released I loved it instantly.
I love very sweet perfumes. Anything that smells like sweets or fruit is a favourite of mine.

The Notes

Green Notes & Pear Nectar

Sweet Orange & Tiger Orchid

Toffee & Indonesian Patchouli

So as you can tell from the notes this is a very sweet perfume. If you look anywhere for its description you will see the word 'sweet' pop up everywhere. I don't actually think there is many other words to describe it.
The bottle is just stunning. Its like no other I have come across before and it really does give a luxurious feel to my perfume collection.


This fragrance is available in Eau De Toilette & Eau De Parfum.
The sizes available are 40ml, 60ml & 100ml.
It is available from The Perfume Shop and many other retailers.

Have you tried this perfume before? What is your favourite perfume?

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Sunday 11 November 2012

New Look Winter Wishlist 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hey lovelies hope you have all had a lovely weekend, back to reality tomorrow! Here is my winter wishlist from New Look. It was so hard to whittle it down to a couple of items but I don't think you guys would have appreciated a 2 hour long read post on what I would love to purchase for this winter time which is approaching fast!!

5. Brown Studded Buckle Biker Boots {£29.99} {£22.49}
6. Cream Pearl Collar {£7.99}

What's on your winter wishlist this year?

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Wednesday 7 November 2012

MAC 2012 Holiday/Christmas Collections #5: Guilty Passions Holiday Mini Kits

Hello Lovelies...

This is the last installment in my series of posts on the MAC Christmas/Holiday Collections. I hope you have enjoyed these posts and I do apologize for anyone's bank balance that has been affected by these posts ha!

 Crushed Metallic Pigments
Brilliantly Cool Kit Includes: She's Got Class, Moss Garden, Spruced & I've Got a Crush on You.
Price: £25.50

Tenderly Warm Kit Includes: Darling Coquette, Silk Stocking, Dreamy Little Thing & Ever Elegant.
Price: £25.50

Sweetly Smoky Kit Includes: Femininity, Dusty Desire, Prettified & Maribu.
Price: £25.50

Nicely Nude Kit Includes: Fashion Whim (Cremesheen Glass), Satin Slip (Dazzleglass), Get Rich Quick (Dazzleglass) and Kiss Don't Tell (Cremesheen Glass).
Price: £25.50

Cocktail Coral Kit Includes: On The Scene (Cremesheen Glass), Sublime Shine (Dazzleglass), Geo Pink (Cremesheen Glass) and Out For Glamour (Dazzleglass).
Price: £25.50

Lavish Rose Kit Includes: Demure (Dazzleglass), Going Casual (Cremesheen Glass), Boys Go Crazy (Dazzleglass) and Colour Saturation (Cremesheen Glass).
Price: £25.50

Well that's it. Whats your favourite part of the Christmas collection??

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Gift Vouchers Bloggers Challenge

Hello Lovelies...

I've seen this post floating around many blogs lately and thought I'd investigate into it. So the website 'Gift Vouchers' is holding a challenge for all us bloggers. The challenge is to create a post about at least 5 different gift ideas from the internet but the catch is... They all have to be £35 and under. Now this wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. So here is my 5 gift ideas...

Models Own Wonderland Set available from the Models Own website as well as Boots. Perfect for any girl who is nail polish crazy (and loves a bit of glitz & glamour!).
Philosophy Christmas Cookie available from boots. Great for anyone that loves to smell sweet.
Just Dance 4 on Xbox 360 available from HMV. A great game for the family to enjoy on Christmas day and all throughout the year.
Clarins Mens Grooming Kit available from Boots and many department stores. Perfect for the man in you life.
Calvin Klein Encounter Gift Set available from Boots and many perfume shops. One of many great fragrance sets for your lucky man, dad or brother.

This is such a great bloggers competition and with some amazing prizes up for grabs its too much of a opportunity to miss out on. There is going to be 2 winners. 1 will be chosen at random and 1 will be chosen by the lovely Emma over at milkteef. Each winner can select their prize from the following...

  • ASOS Gift Voucher worth £35.
  • Topshop Gift Card worth £35.
  • Gift Certificate worth £35.
  • 3 Month Subscription.
  • Gift Voucher worth £35.

The closing date for the competition is the 9th November so hurry on over to the website HERE and get entering!!!

What did you think of my selection? Is there anything on there you would like to receive for Christmas?? Let me know if your entering in a comment below!

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Tuesday 6 November 2012

MAC 2012 Holiday/Christmas Collections #4: Primped Out Eye, Lip & Brush Kits

Hey Lovelies

Welcome to the 4th installment from my MAC Christmas/Holiday Collection posts. Lay your eyes upon these beauties from the Primped Out Kits.

Eye Look Bag
Top: Sensual Peach Includes 2 Eyeshadows (Dazzle Me, Satin) & (Mulch, Velvet). Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Subborn Brown). Bad, Bad Black Opulash Mascara & 275SE Angled shading brush.
Middle: Decadently Pink Includes 2 Eyeshadows (Radical Pink, Frost) & (Shadowy Lady, Matte). Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Bordeaux). Bad Bad Blak Opulash Mascara & 275SE Angled shading brush.
Bottom: Drama Taupe Includes 2 Eyeshadows (Filament, Lustre) & (Black Tied, Velvet). Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Engraved). Bad Bad Black Opulash Mascara & 275SE Angled shading brush.
Price: £37.00

Lip Look Bag
Luxurious Pink Kit Includes: Lipstick (Lickable, Cremesheen). Cremesheen Glass (Call Me Gorgeous). Lip Pencil (Great Catch).

Price: £32.00

Lavish Coral Kit Includes: Lipstick (Shy Girl, Cremesheen). Cremesheen Glass (Kiss Me Softly). Lip Pencil (Boldly Bare).

Price: £32.00

Brush Kit
Mineralize Brush Kit Includes: 187 Duo Fibre Brush, 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush, 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Brush and 282 Duo Fibre Shader Brush.
Price: £39.50 

Advanced Brush Kit Includes: 167 Bronzer Brush, 168 Large Angled Contour Brush, 239 Eye Shader Brush, 217 Blending Brush and 212 Flat Definer Brush.
Price: £39.50

Essential Brush Kit Includes: 190 Foundation Brush, 129 Powder/Blush Brush, 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush, 266 Small Angle Brush and 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush.
Price: £39.50

So there we have it for another part of the MAC Christmas/Holiday Collections.

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