26 July 2010

♥ I Heart Your Blog Award ♥

I got my very first award from Steph over at In Her Makeup Bag Thank you so much, I found 10 new followers when I logged in this morning!

For this award you have to post about it on your blog then choose 15 bloggers to pass it onto, making sure you let them know. So here are the 15 blogs I just can’t get enough of and ♥ them loads!

In Her Makeup Bag
Sprinle of Glitter
Dainty Dollymix
Bubble Dreams
Big City Dreams
Cosmetic Commentary
Darling Heart
Glitter Dolls
Miss Kei Kei
Makeup Princess
The Official Blog of Illamasqua

Thanks again Steph x Make sure you all share the blog love!

Enjoy your Monday girls

x Stace x

23 July 2010

♥ Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara ♥

Afternoon ladies! I thought I would share my thoughts on this mascara. I have been a fan of Max Factor Mascara for over 14 years. I started off using S-T-R-E-T-C-H, then calorie 2000, at the time I was at College and a poor student, Max Factor was expensive to me then. So I used to buy them off Ebay for cheaper, but I soon noticed that although the auction stated they were brand new, sealed and everything, which they were. Inside they were as dry as the bottom of a birdcage! So I had a little break from using MF and went onto Maybelline, I started using Stiletto, that was ok, but I’m a fan of the BIG brush. So next I tried Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara, that was good too and I stuck with that for about a year. Then I tried L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara but I found this and the Colossal both had a funny whiff about them, does anyone else agree? I could smell it all day! Anyway I have come full circle and have come back to my trusty Max Factor Mascara.

I am quite lucky that I have long eyelashes, my mum and sister both do too so it must be in the genes! Fingers crossed I get a little girl when me and Darren ♥ start for bubbas!

I don’t have any foundation on in these pics, just a little MAC MSF in medium. MAC eyeshadows in All That Glitters and Twinks, Stila eyepencil in Onyx on the top waterline and that’s it.

Apologies for my eyebrows! The macro function on my camera picks up everything!

I am a natural eyebrow lifter, my left eyebrow just lifts on its own, so my eyes look a little uneven in this picture

After this MF mascara finishes I'm going to treat myself to Big Fatty mascara by Urban Decay, I’ve heard/seen some good reviews on it on here and on You Tube.

Are any of you a Max Factor mascara fan like me? Ever tried Big Fatty by UD? I’d love to know

Have a good weekend girlies

Stace x x x

22 July 2010

My 3 New Loves ♥ ♥ ♥

Hey ladies, me and my little sis popped into Superdrug yesterday and I couldn’t help but pick up a few Barry M nail polishes, they’re on offer at the minute 2 for £5, I picked three and my sis chose another to make it up to four.

I got the ever popular pale purple colour 308 Berry I/C, a bright Barbie pink colour 276 Bright Pink and a bright red colour 262 Bright Red. I haven’t swatched the pink and red ones yet but did paint my talons as soon as I got home with the purple paint.

Flash On

Flash Off

What do ya think? The purple shade definitely needed a couple of coats as one was too sheer, I used a base coat by Rimmel then two coats of purple then one coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Diamonds on top. My nails are in quite good condition at the minute and are all roughly the same length – SHORT!!! I envy you girls out there with naturally long nails, mine just won’t grow!

I will do a post about the other 2 colours soon but for now I think this colour is a sticker! I love it. I’ve had a couple of compliments from girls in the office too so it weren’t a bad choice at all!

Go grab yourself a couple, two for a fiver! Bargain!

19 July 2010

♥ A Lovely new Bag for Moi! ♥

Hey girlies, sorry I’ve been a bit slack with the blog posts recently, I’ve had a pretty hectic few weeks and just haven’t had the time to upload anything. I did buy some more Lush products and haven’t used them yet (that’s how busy I’ve been! Lol) so a post will be up for that soon.

I’ve been wanting a new handbag for a couple of months now as the one I had I got last year in Turkey, it was a fake Jimmy Choo bag, it was a tan colour with some pretty heavy accessories attached to it. I felt like an update so whilst me and Darren ♥ were shopping in Walthamstow on Saturday, we popped into River Island and came across this beauty! It was £35, I would say it’s a creamy pink; it looks different in different lights. The inside is so gorgeous, a silk leopardy print material, every girls perfect lining!

You know what the best bit about this bag is? It didn’t cost me a penny! Thank you Darren ♥ for treating me – again!! lol

Do you likey likey this bag too?

Stacey x x x

5 July 2010

FOTN with some eyeliner practise shots :)

Hey girlies,

Me and Darren ♥ went to see Avenue Q on Saturday night up Leicester Square, it was hilarious! We were in the grand circle with a really good view and the tixs were only £24 too! A birthday present for Darren ♥ from his sister.

Before I show you my FOTN, I wanted to share my practise shots at doing my eyeliner before we went out, excuse the photos of me in a vest with no make up on, it was just for practise. As you can see I got a bit carried away with the eyeliner and decided to wing it right out with a point in the inner corner too just for a laugh, I don't think I've got the bottle to wear it out like this. I’ve been struggling a bit trying to get that perfect thin line but I’m getting better, as you will see from my FOTN below, right ramble over, here’s the post!


(Just noticed my false lashes have lifted slightly on my left eye! V annoying!)
Smashbox Primer
MAC MSF in Medium
At the minute I find it a bit hot for foundation and I have a bit of a tan so using MAC MSF powder is enough for me, just to take away the shine.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Beige colour from Sleek Storm palette
MAC All that Glitters
MAC Satin Taupe
Maybelline Express Eyeliner
Stila Onyx Eyeliner (for upper waterline)
Ardell Wispies - False Lashes
MAC Creamsheen Glass in Boy Bait

2 July 2010

Getting to know meeeee, getting to know aaaall about me!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6.30am
2. How do you like your steak? Medium rare – yum!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema – The taking of Pelham 123 (I think)
4. What is your favorite TV show? Friends, Supersize vs Superskinny, Gok Wan, loads more
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? New York
6. What did you have for breakfast? Kelloggs Crunchy Nuts
7. What is your favorite cuisine? That’s a toughy, I like loads, but I’ll say Indian
8. What foods do you dislike? Bananas with a passion! Pepperami, and Mustard
9. Favorite place to eat? Ask, Pizza Express, Greek restaurant in Camden, Fiancés cooking x
10. Favorite dressing? Mayonnaise! Me bad! French dressing is alright too
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Ford Fiesta
12. What are your favorite clothes? Dresses, trackie bottoms and vests for chilling
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Thailand
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full
15. Where would you want to retire? Big ol’ country house with loads of land and loads of dogs
16. Favorite time of day? About 6ish, when I get in from work
17. Where were you born? Northolt, Middlesex
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Snooker, Ronnie is the King!
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? I dunno, I’m not tagging anyone lol
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? See above lol
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? N/A
22. Bird watcher? No
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
24. Do you have any pets? 1 black fish called Winston, we did have Ray and Billie too but they passed away when the father-in-law was looking after them!!
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Can’t think of any, it’s the weekend that’ll do
27. What is your best childhood memory? The Oriel – Northolt, Middlesex x
28. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog
29. Are you married? No yet
30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes
31. Been in a car accident? No
32. Any pet peeves? Arrogant, rude ignorant people.
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Pepperoni, Spicy Beef, Peppers, Sweetcorn, Mushrooms, Onions, Jalapenos, sod it www.dominos.co.uk lol
34. Favorite Flower? Daisies
35. Favorite ice cream? Vanilla
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? KFC – Finger licking good!
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Once, I was very nervous
38. From whom did you get your last email? Boring work email
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Debenhams
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? No not really
41. Like your job? S’ok, it pays the bills and I’m good at it, but would like to be an MUA!
42. Broccoli? Yeah love it, my boyfriend doesn’t later on though! lol
43. What was your favorite vacation? Maldives June 2010
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Darren
45. What are you listening to right now? Nothing, fed up with tunes on ipod
46. What is your favorite color? I like red and pink and black – couldn’t choose one
47. How many tattoos do you have? None, sometimes fancy getting one then think Naaahh
48. When was the last time you got drunk? Maldives June 2010
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 11:48AM
50. Coffee drinker? Well Latte, Coffee s’ok.