Saturday, 28 November 2009

My 5 Favourite Drugstore Lipsticks!

Hey girlies!
I stole this idea off Jo who started her own little 'tag' of her five favourite products including lipsticks and blushers! So thank you Jo and hope you enjoy!

I thought i would start off my 5 favourites with lipsticks! I only ever wore and bought my first lipstick a couple of months ago and from then - on i just cant get enough of them!
Whilst doing this post i have also realised that i have more high end lipsticks such as Mac and YSL than i do drugstore! Crazy! Especially seens as though i have only been collecting since the end of August!

So here goes.. My 5 favourite drugstore lipsticks!


  • Barry M lip paint No 146 'Dolly pink' - A fairly new purchase, love this though - makes a change from a nude lip and perfect for nights out!
  • Gosh Lipstick No 134 'Darling' - As you can probably tell this is well loved and i have plenty of back ups! My favourite lipstick ever!
  • Barry M lip paint No 101 'Marshmellow' - Hard to work with but when you know how can look amazing!
  • Natural Collection Lipstick 'Apple blossom' - Such a gorgeous colour and a bargain at £1.95!
  • E.LF mineral lipstick 'Natural nymph' - A new purchase which i love already! Think i may review it as i cant get enough of this and have already ordered aback up!
& the swatches to go with them

Left - right
Barry M Dolly pink, Gosh Darling, Barry M Marshmellow, Natural Collection Apple Blossom, ELF natural nymph.
As you can see i absolutely LOVE nude lipsticks, with a bright pink thrown in for good measure! :)
Look out for more of these as i hope to make them a regular feature!
xox

Friday, 27 November 2009

Huge Collective Haul: ASOS, E.L.F, Boots & Lush!

Hi girlies!
I have quite a big collective haul for you! These are things ive picked up over the past week or so and didnt want to bombard you with haul after haul so thought i would put it into one collective haul!
I'll start with the things i got from boots! I only picked up two things!
Here they are:
  • L'oreal renewal lash serum £10.76
  • Maybelline 'the colossal' mascara in black £6.99
Next up is my E.L.F order! I picked up a couple of the new products from the studio line and also a mineral lipstick!

  • Mineral lipstick in 'natural nymph' £3.50
  • Small brush holder £5.00
  • Studio blush brush £3.50
  • Studio blush in 'tickled pink' £3.50
First thoughts on the lipstick is amazing! I love the colour of this, so creamy and moisturising, i have already ordered myself a back up! The brush holder is perfect for my elf brushes!
I then made an online order on the ASOS website as they were offering free delivery, i only picked up 2 little things!

  • Batiste coloured dry shampoo £3.00
  • Eyeko punk polish £2.00
Last but not least is my lush order! I love lush and thought i would pick up a couple of things they bring out with the christmas collection!
  • 'Fairy tail' Sugar scrub £2.50 - This has got a little bit wet as you can see from the picture :( so i am going to use it tonight and hopefully do a review on it for you!
  • Angels delight soap £3.47
  • Candy cane bubble bar £2.35
Thats all for now girls! Do you have any of the products i picked up?
xox

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Award: I Love Your Blog :-)

Hi everyone!
Two amazing girls who have equally amazing blogs, Kerry (http://juicygirl2906.blogspot.com) & Charly (http://notallthatsparkles.blogspot.com) Have both nominated me for the 'I love your blog' award, so thank you so much chick's, it means so much to me!

To accept this award all you have to do is list your 15 favourite blogs! I read so many blogs & love them all but these are some of my faves at the moment!
Wow there are so many blogs that i follow, read and love and could have added so many more!
The above blogs are amazing and i believe that if your not already following them, then you should definitely check them out!
Sorry for the lack of posts at the minute girlies, i have recently started my teaching placement and it seems to be taking over my life at the minute!
Hope your all okay & having a good week! Nearly the weekend! :)
xox

Sunday, 22 November 2009

My Giveaway Winner...

Hey girlies,

My hubby just informed me this morning 'hasnt your giveaway finished yet?' which i would have totally forgot about if not!

So i wrote down all the entrants on a sheet of paper (well on a word document actually!) and numbered them from 1 - 36, like this...

1. Fordgredial
2. Paula
3. Lisa
4. Grace
5. Trizh uu
6. Throuthehaze
7. Nikkidoo
8. Claires blog
9. Sarah
10. Steffy
11. Aralka
12. Sarahbabylove
13. Puccas koala
14. Mia
15. Y
16. Sophie
17. Megan
18. Dottie
19. Sharpie
20. Caz
21. Angela
22. Natalie
23. Raindropz
24. Jo
25. Zashiq
26. Nina
27. Fifi
28. Daituf
29. Kikayhen
30. Simply natural
31. Peonies
32. Sogetapita
33. Zora
34. Mio
35. German maria
36. Small town gal

I then used random.org to pick out my winner as i thought this would be the fairest way possible.

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 36 Result: 12 Powered by
RANDOM.ORG

(Im not too sure why it copied and pasted like this though? I kept trying to copy and paste the box but it turned out like this! Maybe im doing it wrong?!)
But anyway the winner is...
SarahBabyLove at make-itmake-up
Congratulations Sarah! Please email me your address to sward89@hotmail.co.uk and i will get your prize out to you ASAP!
Thank you so much to everyone that has entered this giveaway it means a lot too me & i have loved doing it! There will definately be more giveaways for you to enter in the future!
xox

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Review: Lush 'Blackberry' Bath Bomb

Hi girlies!
I used this bath bomb recently and thought i would give you a quick review & my thoughts on it! :)

What lush says about this product:

'With bergamot, frankincense and berries for uplifting, grounding and fruity feelings. When you're feeling off colour and out of sorts, drop this Ballistic of purply goodness into the bath. In no time at all, the frisky scent of blackcurrant will tug at the corners of your mouth, pulling them towards your ears. Bergamot relieves tension and frankincense will wrap itself around you like a cosy blanket. All your cares will dissolve into a warming purple haze.'
Price: £2.56 for a 180g bomb
Overall verdict:
Pros
  • Smelled delicious
  • Turned the water a gorgeous bluey-purple colour
  • Left my skin soft
  • Smell lingered on my skin afterwards
  • The price - think £2.50 is a really good price
Cons
  • Stained the bath a little but nothing much to worry about!
Application: Just drop the bath bomb into the bath and it will fizz up and dissolve turning the water a gorgeous colour! :)
I loved this product, i personally think that bath bombs are one of the 'boring' products that lush offers as it doesnt really do much except fizz up and leave your water a nice colour! But this product smells gorgeous - really fruity, left my skin feeling really smooth afterwards and the smell lingered on my skin which i loved! It wasnt a overpowering scent either which is a bonus!
Would i buy it again: Absolutely! I havent tried many of the other lush bath bombs so i would probably purchase those first and work my around the others to see if there are any others i love! I think its a really good price for £2.56 and leaves you nice and relaxed after a long day!
Price: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5
I picked up some other lush products recently so i will shortly be doing a collective haul soon and hopefully more reviews if you find them helpful? let me know!
Talk soon my lovlies!
xox

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Long awaited MAC Haul :)

Hi girlies, hope everyone is okay!
Heres the MAC haul that i promised you! It seems like forever since i ordered it and have been patiently waiting for it! I ordered it on Wednesday and it arrived on Monday.
So heres what i ordered
  • 'Naughty noir' eye bag which has in a 209se brush, a mini zoom lash mascara, 'shimmertime' pigment & 'blacktrack' fluidline
  • 'Angel' lipstick
  • 'Hue' lipstick
  • 'Creme cup' lipstick
  • 209 eyeliner brush
  • 'Soft and gentle' mineralize skinfinish - with recomendations from Paula as so ordered this and posted a FOTD & it looked stunning on her so i had to get myself it!
  • 'Dainty' mineralize blush
I hope the quality of the pictures is a little bit better today! I absolutely love everything that i have ordered! Especially the 'naughty noir' eye bag as i was never sure about getting this as alls i wanted was the 'blacktrack' fluidline from it, but im glad i did! The little bag it comes in is so cute!
Hope you like everything ive bought!
Also, i have a collective haul coming up soon which will consist of boots, elf, asos & lush but i dont want to bombard you with too many hauls at once so i will try and space them out! :)
Thank you to all the people who have entered my 50 followers giveaway, it means so much to me and i am nearly at 100 followers wow! I may have to add another product to the prize!
Thanks for reading!
xox

Friday, 13 November 2009

Tag: I Hit Pan

Hi girlies,

I thought i would catch up on tags, as i dont have much to report and havent done much shopping for a while apart from some online goodies which havent arrived yet :)

I was actually tagged to do this one (yay!) by gorgeous Jo! This girl is amazing, great hauls & posts!

So the rules..

1. List 6 items that you have either 'hit pan' or finished the tub/tube bottle of etc and have or plan to repurchase for evenr and ever! This can be makeup, skincare, haircare, body care or scent.

2. Tag 6 people that you want to know their repurchases

3. Let those 6 people know by leaving a comment on their blog with a link so they know what to do
Here are my 6 items :)
Tigi S - Factor seriously straight spray







I have blogged about this before but this is the one haircare product that i absolutely love and will buy over and over again! I think that this is my 4th bottle! It lasts ages, and i spray it over my hair just after ive washed it. It smells absolutely amazing! It detangles the hair & keeps it super shiny! I absolutely love this so much!
GOSH lipstick in Darling 134
I adore this lipstick so much! I am a nude and pink lip girl all the way and out of all the lipsticks i own this is definately one of my favourites! It is so creamy and mositurising, doesnt dry out your lips and is the perfect nude colour! I am currently on my 2nd tube of this lipstick and i will use it forever and ever! Just as long as it doesnt get discontinued! But i have 2 back ups of this! (greedy but you have to take advantage of 3 for 2!)
Revlon Colorstay foundation
I am still on my first bottle of this foundation but i honestly love it and will repurchase as soon as i have finished, but maybe a slightly lighter shade as this is a little bit too dark for me! (This is why i hate buying foundation!) I love the medium coverage that it gives as i like the slightly heavier foundation. Love this!
Anna sui 'Dolly girl' Perfume
This was probably one of the very first perfumes that i purchased and i have bought a bottle every since. It smells so gorgeous, and my boyfriend loves it. He says it always reminds him of me as i was wearing it when we met. Which is a good thing as he is always open to buying me some! :)
Rimmel sexy curves mascara in black
Again, i have blogged about this already before but it deserves the love! I really like this mascara and i think i have repurchased it 3 times already and will keep on buying it until i found another i like just as much. I was sorting through my mascaras yesturday and such a majority of them were by rimmel and i honestly do think that they make the best mascaras.
Clean & Clear Blackhead cleanser
I have just bought this so at the minute my bottle is nearly full, but i have repurchased this twice in the past and use it almost every day. It makes me feel so clean and fresh but havent really seen an improvement on my blackheads, however i love this still!
So that is the 6 products that i have purchased more than once. I found this tag quite hard as i realised that i dont actually have many products that i buy and will re-purchase. I am always on the lookout for products that i love and will buy again and again!
I'm not going to tag particular people as i think i am a bit late on this tag bandwagon and think most people have either been tagged or have already done it.
So if you are reading this and want to do it, then i tag you!
Thank you so much for reading
xox

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Tag: Make Up Diary

I found this on Jo's blog and even though i havent been tagged to do it i thought i would as i havent posted for a while!

So here goes..

1. What time did you do your makeup today? At about 7.10am, had Uni at 9 so needed to be off by 8.00am!

2. What’s the least expensive beauty item you used? The Boots 17 eyeshadow in 'ivory coast' which retails for £3.42
3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct? My eyebrows this morning look terrible, and needed sorting out!

4. Did you apply false eyelashes? No not for uni! lol, false eyelashes are only for nights out and special occasions!

5. Did you do anything while applying make-up? I watched GMTV :) as i do every morning without fail! lol!

6. Biggest make-up mishap today? Doing my eyelid eyeliner waaay to thick on one eye so had to take it off and do it again, including eyeshadow!

7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind? No not today, just a simple everyday look that would be suitable for a long day at Uni.

8. What was the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine? Probably my eyes today as i had to redo my eyeliner/eyeshadow!

9. What part of your routine is the most fun? Probably the contouring, bronzing & blush! These 3 together can completely change how you look.

10. What part of your make-up makes the biggest difference in the way you look? Deffinately eyelid eyeliner, I wear this everyday religiously and when i dont people tend to comment and i dont look awake as i do normally.

11. Neutral or colorful eyeshadow? Neutral eyeshadow today and most days!

12. Liquid or mineral foundation? Liquid foundation which today was the maybelline dream satin liquid, not the most impressed with this but really quick to apply!

13. Do you do your hair or make-up first? Make up first, then straighten my hair.

14. Did you pack a make-up bag to take with you for the day? No, i never actually carry make up around with me after i have done it, only lipstick thats why i like wearing and finding make up that will last all day for me.

15. When did you finish your make-up? About 7.40ish so it took my half an hour to do my hair and make up :)
Hope everyone is okay! Placed a MAC order yesturday so will hopefully have a haul coming soon! :)
xox

Sunday, 8 November 2009

My Blog Sale Goodies!

Hi girlies!

Feels like i havent done a post in forever!

Hope you are all okay, im 1 follower away from the big 5-0! Which is incredibly amazing & exciting all in one!

I thought id do a post on the goodies i have bought over the past few days from blog sales & a thank you to the girls i bought them from!

I absolutely LOVE blog sales! I think everyone should have them!

I only got 3 things & here they are...

Sorry for the unbelievably bad picture quality! I actually do need a new camera!

So first off i got the MAC 116 and 190, blush and foundation brushes from the lovely Marcia at Let there be shopping http://legseleven7.blogspot.com/. I love both of these brushes equally, and i got them both for £20 including postage which is absolutely amazing! So thank you so much Marcia! :)
Next up i got the MAC daft pink blush which was limited edition from the colour craft collection. This blush is like gold dust and sold out almost immediately and i was gutted i couldnt get my hands on it...until now! I got this from Natalya at Filthy gorgeous makeup http://filthygorgeousmakeup.blogspot.com/ For £10! Thank you so much again Natalya, i love this blush so much and have used it most days since i got it!
What products have you picked up (if any) from blog sales, i would love to know!
xox

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Twitter!

Hi girls!
I have just joined twitter! I am new & not really sure what im doing!
I would love it if you followed me!
xox

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Superdrug Haul

Hi girls,

I have a little haul that i did over the weekend from superdrug so here goes...

  • Neutrogena blackhead eliminating daily scrub
  • Neutrogena blackhead eliminating cleansing lotion
  • Sleek Graphite palette
  • Sleek blush in 936 'pixie pink' - gorgeous baby pink
  • GOSH Lip & eyeliner brush
  • GOSH nail polish in 553 'black passion' - black with shimmer
  • GOSH Eyeliner in black
  • Barry M Nail paint in 279 'bright pink' and 129 'chocolate brown'
I got some complete bargains! The Barry M nail paints were 2 for £5, GOSH was on 3 for 2, Neutrogena was 2 for £5 & the sleek palettes are cheap anyways!
I have never seen the sleek blushes before but as soon as i saw this one i knew i had to pick it up! Its such a gorgeous pink & was only £3.22!
What products have you picked up recently?
xo

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Little Advice Needed...OPI Polishes

Hey girls,
Ive decided to go ahead and purchase some of my first OPI nail polishes.
I will be ordering them from ebay as i have found a seller from the US who gives free worldwide delivery if you buy 10 or more polishes. (Lots of brands available including China Glaze & Essie).
The regular OPI nail polishes are approximately £4 & the Sephora OPI colours are £8.
So it will cost around £40 for 10 OPI nail polishes when the U.K price for one is £10!
The only problem i have is what colours to choose! They have so many gorgeous colours & im a bit stuck!
I have a few that i know i definately want! But they seem to be mostly pink & i wanted to go for something a bit different not just a variant of the same colour!
My definites so far are:
  1. Sephora 'Metro chic'
  2. Mod about you
  3. Done out in deco
  4. Elephantastic pink
  5. Lincoln after dark? Not too sure about this one!
Do you own any of these nail polishes? Or are there any colours by OPI that you would recommend?
Any help is highly appreciated! Thanks in advance guys
Also, if you want the name of the seller just let me know :)
xox

Make-up Goodies Im Lusting After...

As i am constantly writing lists, i thought i would put up a blog post of the things i am wanting to buy!
I add to this list pretty much all of the time & my laptop is full of different lists of things im wanting from all different brands!
So here goes..
  • Barry M Lip paints in 146 & 147
  • YSL Rouge volupte No 1, 2, 8 & 19
  • Benefit Hoola & 10
  • MAC Lipsticks in Hue, Angel & Snob
  • MAC Well dressed, Pink swoon, Dainty & Dollymix blush
  • MAC 109, 150, 168, 219, 209 & 190 brushes
  • NARS Casino bronzer
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • NARS Mekong eyeshadow
As you can see mainly MAC, But a few other brands aswell! This list will probably get a lot bigger over the next few weeks & will cost me lots of pennies!
What items are you lusting after? Or do you have any of the products i am wishing for?
xox

Monday, 2 November 2009

TAG: Top Three Products For Under £5

Hi Girlies,
I was tagged by the gorgeous Daisy at http://daisybeebeauty.blogspot.com/ to do a new tag she had started which is your favourite hair product, skin care product and make up product for under £5.
Thank you for the tag Daisy, hope you enjoy!
I dont think Ive posted about each of these items before but i love them all!
First up is haircare..
My top haircare item for under £5 is Batiste 'diva' dry shampoo.


I love this stuff! I go through so many bottles of it and it works wonders! Amazing when you dont have time to wash your hair and need a bit of a freshen up!

I think this retails for roughly £2.05 in Boots & Superdrug.
Next is skin care..

My top skincare product is the clean and clear blackhead clearing scrub.
I suffer from blackheads (disgusting i know!) & i have tried literally ever blackhead product on the market but nothing seems to help! This is the product i am trying out at the minute and i use this scrub twice daily. I cant say that it has helped with or improved my blackheads but it leaves my skin feeling really smooth and soft, and fully cleansed which i really like.

I think the retail on this product is about £4.50.

Lastly is my favourite product for under £5, the make up product!

It is the beauty UK blush in number 5.

This is the most stunning, bright pink blush! I dont think i have seen anyone rave about this product but it is truely love at first sight! It really is as bright as it looks in the (poor quality!) picture. This brand is only available in superdrug but if you love your bright pink blush as much as i do i would definately recommend you to check it out.
You get so much product for your money aswell, 15g to be exact which is 3x as much as a MAC blush! Colour pay off is amazing and the best thing of all is that this blush retails at £2.93 i believe!!
I tag everyone who reads this and hasnt done it so far! It really makes you appreciate all the drugstore products that we have hidden away!
I have a mini superdrug haul coming up soon guys so look out for that!
If you have got this far, thank you so much for reading!
xxx
xox

October Favourites

I cant believe its Novemeber already, October seemed to fly by & soon it will be christmas!

So this is my first monthly favourite! & i hope to do many more! :)

My favourites from October...



  • Tigi S Factor seriously straight spray - This is my most used hair product, i spray it in wet hair after washing and it detangles, smells gorgeous and adds shine. I would recommend it to anybody.
  • Revlon Colorstay foundation in 220 Natural beige - Ive been loving this foundation this month and use it almost daily. I love the coverage and the finish it gives.
  • Barry M Nail paint in pink flamingo - My all time favourite nail polish EVER! I knew i would love this from swatches on the website even before it came out. Such a vibrant, neon corally pink! Love this!
  • MAC lipstick in 'colour crafted' - The most perfect, wearable milky baby pink colour lipstick. Perfect for every day.
  • MAC blush in 'tippy' - I have rediscovered my love for this blush! The colour is amazing! I have never seen a dupe or any other blush of this colour!
  • Anna Sui secret wish magic romance perfume - My boyfriend James bought me this perfume as a suprise & i love it! I use it almost every day and it is such a gorgeous scent.
    Thats it for my monthly favourites! What products have you been loving this month?

    xox

Lovely Blog Award :)

The lovely Tanya over at http://tanyatalksmakeup.blogspot.com nominated me for the one lovely blog award! So thank you so much hunny for my first award! I am over the moon & it means so much to me!

Please go check out her blog! I love it!

So, the rules of this blog award are:


  1. Add the logo to your blog
  2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
  3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
  4. Leave a message on their blogs, letting them know they are 'One lovely blog'

The blogs i nominate for this award are:








Each and every blog ive nominated i love & follow!

Thanks again to Tanya for my very first award!

xox
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