Friday, 29 October 2010

** 20% off at nails inc. ** how to get Kim's glam look

Hey dudes
I got an email this morning from Miss Selfridge and they are offering 20% off at Nails Inc. if you enter their discount code MISS20 at the checkout. The offer is valid until Midnight 20th November, they have some great little Christmas gifts, so hope this comes in useful if you wanted to get anything. I just thought I would share it with you guys!

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Also, I have just been reading a post on Kim Kardashians blog by herself and her make up artist, Joyce Bonelli. Joyce takes you through all the diffrent poducts sh eused to create Kim's gorgeous glowing make up look that she wore to her birthday party at TAO.
Click here to find out more.....

Sunday, 24 October 2010

** review: soap and glory clean mary cleansing milk

Last Christmas I got this cleanser as part of the Soap and Glory Hat Box. 
Its described this as....
"A luxury complexion purifier, fit for a Clean! Made in Switzerland then imported over, Clean Mary dissolves deep down dirt, purifies your pores and smoothes away dead skin cells, leaving your face fresh, bright and fabulously clean." 

Well, I'm sorry to say that I just don't like this stuff, at all.

So why don't I like it?
OK, I know its described as "milk", but this isn't actually far from the consistency of actual milk, its so runny and sloppy, that it comes out of the tube way too fast. I even started to wonder to whether this was a bad batch or something?!?
Once applied to my skin, it just slips around its so thin and I don't feel I can work it into my skin because of this. It definitely does not feel luxurious!
I also found that it slightly stings my lips, I'm not sure whats in it that makes this happen, but it sure isn't pleasant!
I also like to be able to remove my eye make up and cleanse my skin in one step, so this also adds to the 'thumbs downiness" of this particular cleanser.
After use, my skin doesn't feel as clean as I believe it ought to, and I was really disappointed with the quality of this stuff.

I have to say that I do like most of the Soap and Glory range, but just not this particular product. So, sorry Mary but you get a total thumbs down from me, mainly because of the consistency, I just don't feel like its cleaning my skin because its so thin.
I couldn't actually believe it when I saw that this has 5 out of 5 stars on the boots website, as I just think its absolute pants!

Have you tired Clean Mary cleansing milk, if so what did you think of it? Whats your favourite cleanser?

Friday, 22 October 2010

** opi lucerne-tainly look marvelous **uni poop

 Hello All! 

So as I said in an earlier post, I bought OPI Lucerne-tainly look marvelous which is from their current Swiss range. Here are some little piccies.
I would describe the colour as silver with a hint of petrol blue, which I love! I'm still after a pure slate grey varnish, if anyone can recommend one?


 Have any of you guys tried any of the colours from the Swiss Range? What colours are you loving at the moment?


I'm so bogged down with uni work at the moment, its really getting me down. I'm trying to stay positive, but I really don't enjoy it, I'm in my second year now, and just cant wait for it to be over. I get distracted so easily, and end up spending most of my time reading blogs instead of getting on with my work! I really need to stop sulking and just get on with it though, and once I have a few assignments out the way, I hope to start to feel better!

Are any of you feeling like this at the moment? Do you have any tips of how to concentrate on studying?

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

** faux fur or faux pas?

Hi dweebs! 
I went down to my local TK Maxx on Sunday, and went a tiny bit faux fur mental. I bought a faux fur coat from eBay last winter, and although I liked it, it was vintage and a little bit, as my mum says, "chewed", do you know what I mean??

I headed straight for the coat section, and left big old bean to wander off looking at the gadgets, and I came across these two beauties!!!



I really couldn't decide which one to get, so I got both. So being called Pat Butcher by my smallest brother shall continue for at least a few years to come, but hey, I don't care because I love throwing on a pimp coat, they are so warm and cosy! I just love winter coats, and I was hoping to get one that resembles a sleeping bag with a ginormous hood, but the hunt for that continues, maybe I could get one like you think I could pull it off?? :D

What do you think about faux fur coats?  Will you be investing this winter? Do you have a super warm cosy coat?

Friday, 15 October 2010

** going lipstick gaga

Hello all, thought I'd do a little post on my MAC Viva Glam GaGa lipstick that I got a few months back now. I know an absolute tonne of people must have reviewed/posted on this before, but I thought one more couldn't hurt! I die for the colour, its described as a light blue pink (lustre). The only thing I would say I don't like is the signature MAC lipstick vanilla fragrance it has (yuck!) but I'm more than willing to put up with this because of the great colour!

MAC have now also released a matching GaGa gloss and  GaGa bag to go with the lipstick, and again all proceeds go to MAC aids fund. I might just be having to purchase that gloss....

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

** bargain topshop clogs ** we love hello kitty

These little beauties were purchased about 2 months ago now from Topshop online, and they were in the sale for £35!! Reduced from £70!! Sometimes I think Topshop bring stuff out that people don't go for at first, so they stick it in the sale, only to then bring out something pretty much exactly the same the next season. The same thing happened with a pair of pleather (plastic leather) trousers I got from Topshop, they were £10 in the sale about 2 years ago (if not longer) and they are still bringing new ones out each season at full price. I guess when I bought them maybe the world just wasn't ready for them yet hehe! Sooo, here are the clogs, they aren't the easiest things to walk in, but I do love them and think they look totes fab!

M&S, among other high street stores (John Lewis, H&M and even Tesco) have some really cute Hello Kitty beauty items/accessories in store at the moment, and I picked up this little tin of lip balm for £2.00. 

It's what I would say as rasberry flavoured and is quite thick in consistency. Its described on the back of the tin as "a fabulously fruity lip balm that will leave your lips super soft and sweet". 

Although its not the most of moisturising of lip balms, it does do the job and lets face it, I only bought it for the tin anyway, being a total sucker for anything Hello Kitty. Im glad to see it becoming more widely available.

Have you found any fab bargains lately?

Saturday, 9 October 2010

** naked without false lashes!

These days I absolutely have to wear false lashes on any night out I go on. It's become an addiction, and I think its something that when you start doing, you just cant stop, I feel naked without them, and hate the way I look on photos without them on!
At the moment I use Naturalash by Salon System. When I want the more natural look I use number 116, and numbers 101 or 107 for the more dramatic look. 

I find these lashes to be more than adequate in quality, and I do sometimes think about going for some more expensive ones (these cost around £3.50), but then realise I really don't need to. 
I would say you could get a good 5 wears out of each set, maybe even more if you look after them and remove all the glue after each wear.

In this photo I'm wearing 116, I was a bridesmaid at my friends wedding and these were perfect for the occasion.

In this photo I'm wearing 101, perfect for a night out I think, giving thick full lashes.

What lashes do you use? Do you feel naked on a night out without yours?

Friday, 8 October 2010

** kardashian twitterness

Eek! Khloe Kardashian just replied to me on twitter! Maybe a little sad I'm so excited about this, well according to my sister anyway! But just wanted to post!


**H&M habit **OPI MY Private Jet

Hello to anyone reading!
I thought I'd just do a little post on things that I have bought recently (even though I really shouldn't have, but getting my student loan has just made it too tempting!) H&M opened a new store where I live, which to be honest, is pretty poor for shopping, but seems to be slowly improving. 

Every time I go in there, I find something I love, and most stuff is reasonably priced. Last time I visited I got this set of really cute gold rings and a skirt I had seen Kourtney Kardashian wearing a few months back, so it just had had had to be bought!! Because the skirt was blue, I didn't have any shoes that would go with it so, Hello! I got the lovely Carvela shoes, £79.00 (were £140), they are majorly high, but nothing I cant cope with. 

I actually just went on the site to see how much they were originally to find that they had been reduced to £59! Gutted! I hate it when that happens!! grrrr!!

This set of rings were just too cute not to be bought, I think they were either £2.99 or £3.99, I cant remember, but love the idea of mixing and matching and th it,  I got these wearing more than one ring at a time! (my favourite is the one that says Love!)



At the weekend I also bought 2 new OPI varnishes, I got myself My Private Jet and Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous which is from the Swiss Collection. (swatch to follow :D)

I was umming and aahing about My Private Jet for ages, I'd seen it online, and couldn't make up my mind whether I liked it or not. But in the end, I succumbed to it and I actually really like it! 

In the bottle it looks brown, but applies much darker. It has multi-coloured sparkles which show up really well with the flash on my camera as you can see and in the daylight, they just look like silver flecks. it only lasted a day without chips, so a little dissapointing, but I havent found a varnish yet that this doesnt happen with.


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