Sunday, September 25, 2011

A little apology...

Just wanted to post a quick apology for the lack of posts... I'm having trouble with loading photos and until that's sorted out, I can't really post properly. For me, a blog post needs to have decent photos.

I see that I lost 2 followers recently, which is disappointing, but as I haven't posted recently, I can't really complain.

Another thing is that I'm finding the task of coming up with interesting posts difficult.

Huge thank you to everyone who continues to visit my blog and leave comments... I will try and get back to blogging regularly soon! x

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Highlights & Haulin'

I have been wanting to change my hair for a while now. However, as I had so much black/dark brown dye on it, getting it lighter would have taken ages. My hairdresser was not kidding when she said it would take at least a year! Last July I started by having the black base colour removed from my dye mix and I just had a light brown applied every few weeks. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled when she said I could have highlights!

I spent 3 hours in the chair yesterday and here's the end result...


I had 1/2 head of bleach highlights and it lifted really well :) It will take a few more weeks until I can go a bit lighter all over, but I'm aiming to go for a Jennifer Aniston mix of caramel, honey, chocolate and blonde. It has to be done gradually so I don't reck my hair, but it will be worth it.

I also bought a couple of things yesterday. First up...

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre




This powder is fantastic. Feather-light, it sets foundation beautifully. The MUA matched me with '20 Clair - Translucent 1', which is the perfect match for my NW15-NW20 skin tone.

The pot is a huge 30g so it should last a long time. The puff it comes with is cute, but I apply it with a powder brush.

I was also amazed to find this when I went to Waitrose yesterday...




Korres lip butter has been on my "to get" list for some time. I've heard good and bad reviews, so I wanted to test one for myself. So when I saw almost all of the Korres range on the shelf of Waitrose yesterday, I was pretty excited :) They had a few, but I chose Pomegranate.

This one is lightly scented, has an amazing texture and is very pigmented. As you can see, it gives lips an almost juicy look, which I love. I'm planning on getting the Guava one, as this looks like a nice pale shade that will down my very-naturally-red lips. I also want to get their Watermelon Scrub, which smelt incredible.

My MAC goodies arrived on Friday too...


I've been applying the Future Length Lash Serum since Friday night (you need to apply it twice a day) and I wore Vegas Volt out yesterday.

Please Me is lovely, but very matte, so Im planning on wearing it with a pale nude gloss to give it depth. Vegas Volt is just fine on its own ;)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend... Did you pick up any goodies? x

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Buying things makes me happy ;)

Please excuse the shallow title... I just really like beauty products ;)

I managed to get a few things recently that I have been wanting for ages. First up?

NARS Acapulco


I don't tend to buy candles (I really can't stand joss sticks, insense and other things like that) but just reading the description of this immediately made me want it. The scent is difficult to describe, but if you love a mix of rich coffee, chocolate, cream and vanilla, then you need this :) The candle is bigger than I thought it would be and you get 270g for your money. The wax is black and when first lit it gives off little wisps of black smoke. A sign of a quality candle is when the wax melts evenly (rather than leaving a hole in the middle) and the above photo shows that NARS makes good candles.

MAC goodies


I bought a Studio Fix compact in NW20, Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and some Prep+Prime Lash.

The compact is great, but it's not as full-coverage as I thought it would be. I tend to wear it to work and am currently switching between this and Face & Body in C1.

Pink Rebel is amazing... I would liken Lustre Drops to Strobe Cream as it gives such a great highlight. The bottle might be tiny, but just a tiny drop is enough. I've never tried this product before, but the sales girl in Jolly's (Bath) was no nice I found myself persuaded! :)

She also "persuaded" me into getting Prep+Prime Lash. This is essentially a base coat for your mascara. It goes on white and dries clear. I wore it under MAC Plushlash and it applied so well. I find that it makes my mascara last much longer. I've just ordered their new Future Lash Serum, which will arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to try it. It claims to dramatically improve the condition of eyelashes in 8 weeks and I'm willing to put this claim to the test!

An amazing find from Topshop



This is Head Over Heels cream blush and I love it. I have been looking for a wearable coral-toned blush for ages and this fits the bill. Although it's a cream formulation, it dries to a lightly powdered finish. I tend to apply it to the apples of amy cheeks, wait a couple of minutes and then dust a bit of MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle over the top. This changes it from a matte coral to a bronzed coral shimmer. Wow! It's really unique and I can't recommend this combination enough. At just £6, it's also a bargain.

Finally...


I love this mascara! But, I didn't at first. This is because the girl on the Benefit counter applied it over the mascara I was wearing and it made my eyelashes look ridiculous. Basically, I looked like a 5 year old who was let lose with her mum's mascara ;) However, I couldn't stop thinking about it and I was desperate to get one and try it on naked lashes. I ordered it online and I'm so glad I did. It's jet black, glossy and unlike any other mascara I've tried.

Along with my Prep+Prime Future Lash Serum, I've ordered 2 lipsticks: Vegas Volt and Please Me. It's also Friday and pay day! Saturday is being spent at the hairdressers, so I shall post pictures over the weekend.

Have you tried any of these things or are they on your wish list? x

Sunday, September 04, 2011

My favourite thing to do on a Sunday...

Aside from the usual mundane things (washing, tidying up, etc) I love nothing better than grabbing the iPad2 and looking at items on my favourite websites. Today was no exception! I ordered this from hm.com


This fabulous poncho is part of their new collection. I tried it on when I went to Bristol on my birthday back in July and loved it. For some reason, I didn't buy it then, but I kept thinking about it.

I'm so glad I waited until today, because when you sign up to receive their newsletter you get 25% off (one item only). Sold :)

You just tick the box to say you want to receive their newsletter and then you get an email with your code. Simple!

This poncho is a bargain already at £24.99, but it came to just £22.64 including delivery with my discount :)

It comes in 2 other colours and I think it's the perfect thing to wear with jeans for a day out shopping. If you want to snap one up and get a great discount, just go to ww.hm.com x

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday... I got my NARS Acapulco candle delivered to work on Friday and I love it. Blog post on it will follow next week :) I also ordered a Benefit They're Real mascara (which was waiting for me when I got home on friday) and I love that too :) As I didnt go anywhere special this weekend, it was nice to relax and do some online shopping.

How did you spend your Sunday? x
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