Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hello again all! A couple of things, pics..

So I know it's been a while, but to make up for my absence I've got quite a few posts planned :)

This one is going to be about some lush new things I've bought recently and I'll be telling you all about them, plus I've been experimenting with some lip combinations so I will be showing you those too ♥

I've been going through a bit of a tough time lately and as a result, I think I've been doing a little more retail therapy than usual, haha..
But I can't complain, as I have got some new products that I love to bits.

The first thing is a moisturiser that I have really gone crazy about - I am going to buy back-ups because I am scared I'll run out of it!
It's the Beautifully delicious handlucious honey and almond hand lotion with honey and sweet almond oil for normal to dry skin - what a mouthful :D



I was wandering through Boots looking for a cleanser that my Mum had asked me to pick up for her when I saw this..
Now, I may have mentioned before that I adore sweet smelling products, especially ones with vanilla, honey and yummy things like that in them, so when I saw this lotion I grabbed it and sniffed it, and oh my goodness it is gorgeous..
The scent isn't overpowering at all but it leaves a nice light smell on the skin and it sinks in quickly too which is great as I really hate it when you end up with a greasy feeling for ages.
If you see this and you like the smell, do give it a go because it's inexpensive, comes in a nice big tube and makes you smell divine!

Now on to the next thing..
I have an Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in "Shimmering Pink" and I love it lots so I decided to try another colour :)
The one I liked the best was "Pink Champagne"





I love this gloss! I'm mad about lip products anyway but I have been wearing this so much since I got it.
It looks really pretty, especially for summer ♥
It's not too sticky and it doesn't have too much sparkle in it, just a nice amount of shimmer.

Now as I was going to pay I saw that Elizabeth Arden had a reduced area so I had to have a look - bad girl that I am, I should have just ignored it!
I saw the Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder and I had been wanting to try it, so of course I got that as well - oops.





I think the packaging is so pretty, it's probably part of the reason I was so drawn to it!
And I adore the brush - it's so fluffy and soft and I've also used it for blush and powder and it works so well - I'm so glad it came with the bronzer.
As for the bronzer itself, it's gorgeous.
It's got a lighter part which gives a nice shimmer but it's not glittery at all.
I use this bronzer for contouring as I have crazily pale skin and it looks gorgeous, I am in love!

Now, despite this little spending splurge, I have actually been going through all my make up and making an effort to use things I have neglected.
I found a couple of lipsticks that I never really wear - the first one being a Boots No7 Moisture Drench in Sugar Plum - it's just too much of a dark brown-ish colour for me to carry off.
It came as part of a gift set and I was thinking about whether I wanted to sell it or give it away when my eyes went to a lipgloss that had also been used very little..
Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Plum Solitaire :)



I applied the lipstick using my finger and then dabbed the gloss over the top and I really liked the outcome!
This gave a much pinker look to it and I thought it was really pretty.
This inspired me to try out some other combinations using lip products I had forgotten about and next up was my Barry M Lip Paint in number 52, and a lip gloss by the same brand in number 27.



The gloss made the colour of the lipstick so much milkier and I think it looks great - I will definitely wear it now!

Here are both combinations:

with flash-



and without-



So that's it for now, keep a look out for more posts soon - I have more new buys to share with you and will also be showing you my make up storage :)

Hugs as always


xoxo

Monday, July 27, 2009

coming soon!

I have been so preoccupied lately with the baby and some personal issues so I haven't even thought about posting a blog..

But after a little break (still reading all your entries of course!) and some good old fashioned retail therapy, I am ready to start again :]

So very soon, expect a post with my recent purchases, my new loves and bits and bobs of news and all that jazz!
Yes that was cheesy but you can forgive me :p

Hugs as always
xoxo

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

My Most Worn..

Okay, so the lovely Zoella (http://schoee.blogspot.com) created a post where you don't talk about your favourites, as they change all the time, you talk about the things that you have worn and used the most - this looked like fun so I thought that I would get involved! :D

First is-

1] Lipstick:



I have two here - both pink shades (no surprises there!) - the one on the left is a Maybelline Watershine in "Juicy Bubblegum", and the one on the right is a Rimmel Lasting Finish in "Pink Champagne".
I have back-ups of both and I never let myself run out, I always come back to these two ♥

2] Earrings:



My Fiance bought me these from Accessorize and I am hardly ever seen without them - they're so gorgeous!
Anyone who knows me will say I adore sparkly things and the teal colour of these earrings is something else that I really love about them ♥

3] Dress/ Top:





My most worn dress is this summery floaty one from Primark - it only cost me about £10 and I have had it for about 2 years or more now - the print is so cute! ♥



And my most worn top is also from Primark and is this ruffle-fronted one.
I also have two more of these, one in hot pink and one in coral - that's how much I wear these things, haha ♥

4] Nail Polish:



If I am in a rush and I can't be bothered to apply a real colour, I tend to grab the Sally Hansen French Manicure Kit and I'll use the "Sheerly Opal" polish seen here in the right side of the pack - it just gives such a lovely sheen to the nails, with the slightest lilac/ pink tint - I love it.
My most used colour is the Rimmel 60 Seconds polish in "Portabello Pink" - I think I'm on my third bottle now!
It's so bright and yet it's still very wearable - perfect ♥

5] Shoes:





I think I have a Primark addiction, haha!
These leopard print flats are so comfy and I always grab these when I'm running around with my son or shopping - and they only cost me about £5, yay! ♥

6] Hair Product:



Without a doubt it's the Pantene Pro V Ice Shine Hair Spray - I use this almost every day just to give my hair some lift and shine, it's amazing ♥

7] Perfume:



I have been wearing Thierry Mugler "Angel" for years now and I honestly don't ever want to run out of this stuff - it smells so good and everyone always asks what it is when I have it on.
I think this is my favourite perfume ever! ♥

8] Handbag:





Yet another(!) Primark goodie, I got this ages ago and I just love the colour of it..
It's all soft and slouchy and it goes with almost anything, so I tend to grab this bag the most.
The bottom photo shows a side view and the detail at the base of one side of the strap - simple but cute ♥

So that's it ladies, this post has taken me all day to do as my little boy is teething and he is really suffering bless him :[
He's a very grumpy little man!
I will try and post as soon as I can though.
Hugs for all
xoxo