Showing posts from September, 2011

OPI Glow Up Already! - NOTD

Glow Up Already from the 2010 Holiday Burlesque collection is mainly a light green glitter in a clear base. But it's also packed full of red, fuchsia and blue glitter. In some lights the gold glitter can look gold which you can see in the last photo.
This took 3 layers to be opaque, I could have gotten away with 2 if I wasn't taking a photo of it.

September Favourites

Actually posting this months favourites on time! Haven't done this for months!
Soap & Glory Glam-A-Lot body spray- A renewed favourite as I haven't used this perfume for a few months since buying others. It's a scent I still love though and will have to buy a new one soon. Despite it being a body spray I find it lasts a really long time and is much stronger.

Accezzorize Eyeshadow Duo in Maia - I don't normally go for coloured eyeshadow but the green side in this duo is really nice. It's more of an olive green and the gold side is the perfect highlight or all over lid colour. This is the only eyeshadow I've been using this month.

Models Own Lip Balm in Blackberry - To get into the Autumnal spirit I've been using this lip balm which has an amazing scent. Just like the cupcake dolls I had when I was younger. It's a really nice subtle colour that looks more like a stain. It's also a really great lip balm. I can't recommend these enough! The more pi…

Pamper Day

Inspired by Vivianna's weekend pamper post I thought I'd write my own post about my pamper day yesterday.   It was a much needed treat as my skin and hair have been really dry recently and my nail polish was badly chipped.

Started my day with a nice long bubble bath using Original Source Lavender & Tea Tree shower. This smells amazing and is incredibly relaxing! I also started reading Masquerade, the second book in the Blue Blood series. Only read a few chapters but hope it's as good as the first. Really could have done with a Lush bubble bar or bath melt but I haven't got any at the moment. Waiting for some new products to come out then I'll make an order.

After the bath I popped on a layer of Lush Dream Cream. My eczema on my legs has been quite bad recently. It always seem to flare up with weather change and it's definitely gotten colder recently. We even had to put our central heating on for the first time the other day. Then to any super dry areas I ap…

Week In Photos 053

001 Read Fee's post on the sample set from La Rosche Posay and ordered it immediately. Such a good deal and a brand I haven't tried before. It's £10 for 32 samples (16 different products) and you get a £10 voucher to spend on a full sized product. I've only used a couple so far so not sure what I'm going to be spending my voucher on just yet. Unfortunately it looks like they've stopped the offer but they have similar sets from other brands.

002 Changed my layout/design of my blog Thursday night which somehow got my blog deleted/marked as spam by blogger. Devastated was a bit of an understatement. I've written this blog for over two years now and to loose it all in a second is crazy. Luckily and I still have no idea how, I have it back. And hopefully for good.  I really liked the simpleness of my last layout but there was just something I wasn't sure about. I love my new layout now though and looks how I imagined in my head. Just need to alter my favico…

Boudoir Prive September Box

Really impressed with this months Boudoir Prive box! It was definitnely worth the wait and I haven't tried any of the brands before.
Mai Couture Blot & Bronze - I really like blotting sheets but not so sure having a bronze powder on it would really work. I just imagine it'll be really patchy, going to give it a go though.

Zoya Neeka nail polish - I was really hoping we'd get a Zoya nail polish in this months box. I'm definitely a nail polish junkie and I love this colour. It's one that I would have picked out if I had a choice of colours. I love that you get the nail swatches of the rest of the collection too, there's a couple others that I'd like.

Tropic Body Smooth - This smells great! Not 100% sure what it's meant to do. On the leaflet it sounds like a hand scrub but I'm not sure if it's meant for the body. Will be looking on the website for more info but I'm intrigued.

Cargo Boogie Night eyeliner in blue - This looks like a gorgeous li…

Models Own Blue Moon - NOTD

I've already posted a NOTD using Blue Moon but that was combined with 2 other colours. Thought I'd photograph it on it's own. As I've said before, I don't normally go for or like blue nail polishes but this is one of the exceptions. The formula is great to, being opaque in two coats. I find this one last a really long time on me too.

Living Nature Concealer

I really like the packaging of Living Nature's concealer*, reminds me of Mac's Select Cover Up. The tube means it's incredibly easy to get the right amount of product out and nothing is wasted. I really don't like concealers with doe foot applicators so glad this one doesn't have one. I also love it says "smile" when you open the box.
As for shades, there are only three. As I have really pale skin I went for Light. This is way too orange for me and I wouldn't class it as light. The colour is almost exactly like George Under Eye Concealer in medium. Having only three shades is definitively not enough of a colour range and probably wont cater for those with darker skin tones either.
As for actually concealing I quite like it. It's really creamy which means it's great for under the eyes as well as spots or discoloration but it's light at the same time. It isn't a heavy duty concealer, more like your average concealer. You only need a tin…

Barry M Navy & OPI Last Friday Night, Layered - NOTD

I have layered Barry M's Navy which is a navy polish with electric blue shimmer (NOTD here) and OPI's Last Friday Night which is a blue jelly packed full of different shades (& sizes) of blue glitter. You can see Last Friday Night on it's own here. There's a good bottle photo of LFN on that NOTD, I wasn't able to take one for this post as I've nearly finished the bottle.

This is one coat of each before I've put my topcoat on. It makes such a difference to LFN when it's layered over a darker colour. The light blue glitter stands out so much more! I've found blue and black work best although it looks good on a lot of other colours.

Week In Photos 052

001 Made chocolate covered fruit again this week but used Kinder Maxi chocolate instead. Used strawberries, physalis (pictured), grapes and cherries. Definitely one of my favourite things to make and eat!

002 Read the latest Sookie Stackhouse book at the beginning of the week and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It seemed like the whole book was rushed. Hoping the next one will be better but don't want to have to wait a year to read it!

003 Also read Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz. It's a easy and quick read, the perfect holiday book. I finished it in two days. It's another book about vampires but it's different from Twilight or True Blood. I also like that it's a series, hate it when a book finishes but you want to know/read more. I've ordered the next couple from the series to read as well.

004 Now reading Marked, the first book in the A House Of Night series. And yes, another Vampire book! I got 3 vampire books from different authors in a set last…

Products I've Finished 005

Andrew Barton S.O.S Help Me! deep conditioner - I've been using this for probably about 3 or 4 years and have been through countless tubs. My mum loves it too. Asda currently have the Andrew Barton range on offer, 2 for £6. Most products are about £4 so you're basically getting one for half price!

Lush Shower Jellies - I've actually finished two of these even though only one empty box is pictured. I'm really not a fan of the jellies. I don't like fussy products and these definitely are. It's a shame though as I love the scents. The two I finished were sweetie pie and strawberry santa.

Lynx Fever Shower Gel - Bought this ages ago on a recommendation from Laura (BlogNowBuyLater) but only got round to using it recently and loved it. The scent is amazing. It has tiny beads in it which is fine enough to be used daily, these are left in the bath after the water has drained though which is a bit of a pain.

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap - This has been in one of my previous…

Eyeko Lilac Polish - NOTD

I love purple nail polish, especially shades like this and OPI's Do You Lilac It? I don't seem to wear them that much though. They're not unusual or unique shades but I think they just work well with my skin tone.

Lilac polish did take 3 thin coats to become opaque. I could have got away with 2 but thought it would look better in the photo with another one.

Interior Inspiration 001

I can't wait to have my own place to decorate it to my own tastes. Just having one bedroom as my own space isn't enough! I'm not one for much colour, I like detail. This comes across in what I wear too. Here's just some of the photos I've got saved on my computer from tumblr.

I love light blue walls, white furniture with hints of black and grey, photo frames covering the walls full of art and memories, books on display and bunting. I already have a box for when I do get a place of my own and I love buying little things to fill it.