31 December 2010

MAC Haul

Hey ladies, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas, I’ve missed you all! I’ve had a lovely blogging break and I’m back with loads of new products and posts. Santa was very kind to me!

Just before I finished work I went to Selfridges on Oxford Street on my lunch break to get my MAC goodies. I also treated my Mum to a couple of Eyeshadows which she loves!

I bought my first 15 pan eyeshadow holder, when this is full I plan to take out the inserts in between which means instead of 15 eyeshadows you can get 26 in there. Makes sense doesn’t it!

I also bought eyeshadows Brule*, Vapour, Shale and Shadowy Lady*. I used these colours on Mum whilst she was here for Christmas and will post this Christmas FOTD in the next few days.
* = Bought for Mum too

Top Row Left to Right All That Glitters, Satin Taupe and Twinks
Middle Row Left to Right Naked Lunch and Knight Divine
Bottom Row Left to Right Brule, Vapour, Shale and Shadowy Lady

Above is my MAC palette so far, I'm so pleased with all of the shades and I think the matte shadows definately suit me more. Below is a picture of me on Christmas Day before we had dinner, please excuse my dry chapped lips! I used all 4 of my new MAC eyeshadows for my Make up below.

I hope you all have a fantastic night tonight if you are going out, Darren ♥ and I have both caught colds again so are staying in and resting up. To be honest I'm not a lover of going out on NYE anyway.

Back to work on 4th January, where did my 2 weeks off go?

Happy New Year my Beauts!

21 December 2010

Small Primark Haul

Hey girls, isn’t the snow beautiful? I know it’s caused havoc with some and I will be a hater if my Mum ♥ doesn’t manage to get up for Christmas!

I popped into Primark yesterday, which is another thing I have a love/hate relationship with, but I was pleasently suprised at what I found! I think sticking to the smaller Primarks is key to shopping, I can’t handle Oxford Street any day of the week, it’s horrid! My local Primark was empty, there was the usual clothes all over the floor, a faint smell of B.O. and Maccy D’s is next door. But when there’s bargains like these in store it all makes it worth while.

This cute charm bracelet was only £2.50 but I love it! It has a gorgeous little locket on it for photos, but trying to find photos small enough of Darren ♥ and my Dad ♥ is another thing!

I’m not really one for slippers, I think because I hate my feet getting hot but this weather has got me wanting something warm on me tootsies so I bought these for £1.30!!! An absolute bargain! Primark had a few other designs but I’m a sucker for a bit of leopard print!

Do any of you have a love/hate relationship with Primark?

17 December 2010

MUFE - Smoky Lash

Hey ladies, I’ve had this mascara for well over a month but have only just started using it this past week as I wanted to use up my current Max Factor, I’m terrible at starting a new product because I’m so excited to have it then letting the one I was using go all dry and basically just wasting money!

This is the Smoky Lash from Make Up For Ever, it is fast overtaking my Max Factor False Lash Effect as my favourite. It is quite honestly the blackest mascara, even my Sister ♥ picked up on how black it was.

I bought this from the Guru Makeup Emporium for £17.50 which isn’t cheap but it’s so worth the money, it’s right up there with my Dior Show mascara for the high end brands. This mascara adds volume and lengthens my lashes, which is exactly what I want from it. This also came with a cute bottle of Sensi Eyes, a sensitive eye make up remover.

I'm wearing UDPP as a base, MAC e/s All That Glitters and Twinks, MUFE Smoky Lash

Please excuse my eyebrows, they need threading badly!

I am truly loving this mascara at the minute and really don't want it to end! It might have to be a permanent fixture in HQ's make up bag!

Have any of you tried Smoky Lash? Do you love it too?

13 December 2010

Christmas Tree Inspired FOTD - My sister

Hey girls, Faye ♥ modelled for me again for this look! These colours are the exact colours of my Christmas tree, I love the combination of red, gold and green! I added some cute diamantes to the outer and inner eye corners to act as the Christmas lights. I think it came out ok, I wanted to keep the lips quite neutral because the eyes were so dramatic. Faye ♥ wore this to the hospital to visit our Nan ♥ then to our Aunts ♥ for dinner after! One of the nurses at the hospital commented how lovely her eyes looked, my Nan ♥ said “I don’t want to criticise dear but you’ve done your eyelashes a bit thick”, bless her she didn’t realise Faye ♥ was wearing false lashes! Does that mean it was good application? lol

My beautiful bubba sister ♥

 Barry M Dazzle Dusts No 96
 Barry M Dazzle Dusts No 47
 Barry M Dazzle Dusts No 72

Products Used

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Shadestick in Sharkskin
Barry M Dazzle Dusts in 96, 47 and 72
Stila Eye Pencil in Onyx
Kiss Diamantes
Lashes – Girls with Attitude – available from Boots

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20
MAC Face and Body in C3
MAC MSF in Medium
Benefit Coralista Blusher

Benefit Lipstick in Jing-a-ling

For my next FOTD my Mum ♥ will be modelling for me so it will be an FOTD on a more mature skin, lets see how that one turns out! I can’t wait! Spruce the ol' bird up a bit! Not that she needs it, she's a dab hand at the make up marlarky. I have fond memories of watching her apply the war paint in the bathroom of our old house, I couldn't wait til I was old enough to put it on myself! 

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry it's picture heavy, I just wanted you to see the beautiful colours that I used. I'm very much in the Christmas mood now and had my first Mince Pie of the year today, it was goooood!

Does Christmas inspire any of you to whack out the make up and do something sparkly and fun?

9 December 2010

Hot Pink Nails with Flowers and Diamantes

Hey girls, I had the day off yesterday, I painted my nails and added some cute stickers and diamantes. I’m very pleased with how they came out! I might get some more rhinestones and stickers, maybe do a Christmas N.O.T.D!

Click on the pics to enlarge

For this, I used Walton Street by Nails Inc and the cute flowers and diamantes are by Kiss and available in Boots and Superdrug for £2.79. Of course I topped this design off using the amazing Seche Vite! For those of you who don't know about Seche Vite you're really missing out! I read some reviews on it, bought a sample pot from Ebay for £4, I was so impressed with it. It dries in record time! I bought the full size from Ebay for about £8, it's well worth the money.

Do you like my nail design? I'm definately rocking these for Christmas Day!

7 December 2010

100 Followers giveaway Winner

Good afternoon ladies. I would like to take this opportunity to announce the winner of my 100 followers giveaway and say a big thank you to you all for entering.

The winner is Manths from Barefaced Beauty Fool

Congrats to you!! I’ve sent you an email for your address etc and I’m really looking forward to your post about this palette, that’s me just assuming you will do one! Lol.

Keep an ear out for the postie!!


6 December 2010

Hello lovelies, I'm still alive!

Hello darlings! I just wanted to say a big hello to all my new followers and apologise for the lack of posts. I had my first ever flu bug and seriously thought I was dying! I was ill for about 6 days and spent most of my time in bed sleeping! Darren ♥ caught the bug off me on the 2nd day so we were both off work. My body ached from head to toe, hot and cold sweats, I couldn’t taste any food but didn’t really have an appetite, sort throat from coughing. I lost a couple of pounds and Darren ♥ lost 11 pound! I wouldn’t wish that bug on anyone it was horrible.

10 days after catching the dreaded flu we are still not back to full health, our chesty coughs are hanging in there! I managed to get to the gym on Friday night but it really took it out of me.

From now til Christmas my blog may have slightly less posts on it mainly due to the fact Christmas is upon us and I haven’t really been buying anything for myself to blog about. I’ve asked Santa for some gorgeous Estee Lauder Creams for Christmas so can’t wait to show you those.

Please bare with me from now til Christmas when normal posting should resume!

I will be choosing a winner for my giveaway tomorrow so look out for that!

Lots of Love