28 December 2011

Sleek Rose Gold Blush

Hey girlies, finally it is mine! Every time I go into Superdrug I look for this blush and every time the hole where it should be is empty alas not this time! 1 little blush waiting for me to snap it up.

Isn't she gorgeous!!

As I was approaching the Sleek stand I saw a girl put something back roughly where the blush was, I hope she wasn’t ‘going back for that later’!! Haha. Some have said this is similar to Orgasm blush by NARS however I don’t own this so can’t do a fair comparison. I have swatched it next to my beloved Benefit Coralista and Rose Gold has more gold shot through it when swatched on my hand. I would imagine you would need a light hand when using on your cheeks. The powder itself is smooth and the colour payoff is amazing! Rose Gold has loads of gold through it (funny that) which would be lovely on the cheekbones for a night out. For work, I like to keep things a bit more simple with my cream blush by MAC Ladyblush.

Rose Gold left, Coralista right

There is a big dip in my Coralista blush so will look forward to using Rose Gold in future FOTD/Ns and it’s nice to mix things up a bit.

I heard Sleek were discontinuing this blush, god knows why it has to be one of their best sellers. I have just checked the website and it is the only one that’s out of stock; however keep checking because you might get lucky!

Buy Rose Gold HERE

25 December 2011

Ho Ho Ho!!!! Meeeerrrrry Christmas!

Good morning my little mince pies!! Can you believe it’s Christmas Day, I’m sat here now with a slight headache which means a good night was had. I’m about to rip my presents open with a glass of vino, hair of the dog and all that! It really does make you feel better.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Lots of Love


23 December 2011

Cinders Bath Bomb - LUSH

Hello my lovelies! I have officially finished work now and in full on relax mode. Darren ♥ and I popped to Westfield last weekend and I ran into LUSH to pick up my beloved Dragons Egg and couldn’t help dropping a Cinders in my basket too. The bags LUSH are using at the minute have to be my favourite, candy canes! So cute.

This bomb is heavily laced with cinnamon leaf oil, almond oil and even has popping candy in middle of it. A bath with sound effects! These bath bombs are slightly smaller than the dragons egg and a little cheaper at only £1.95 per ball but they still deliver having said that I wouldn’t repurchase. It was nice, but it just doesn’t come close to my Dragons Egg, read my post on it HERE.

There I was floating away reading the last chapter of my book (Call me Madam, if you’re wondering) Darren walked past, stopped, came in the bathroom and told me my bath looked like wee! How charming! I have to admit I was thinking it as I stepped in! Yuk hahaha!

Are you a lover or a hater of Cinders? It was just ok for me

Buy Cinders from LUSH HERE.

20 December 2011

Christmas FOTN - MAC Reflects Red

I had a few hours to myself on Saturday to rustle up this Christmas FOTN, I forgot how much I love Reflects Red by MAC and since buying it have worn it once! I blame it on my make up storage case thing, I can’t see what I have and haven’t got anymore!

I'm getting better at this eyeliner business!

Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation 20
Vivo blush
Vivo Concealer
MAC MSFN in Medium
MAC MSF Pearl outer ring to highlight
Hoola by Benefit to contour

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Bare Study paintpot
MAC Naked Lunch e/s
MAC Brule e/s for brow bone
Urban Decay Naked e/s to deepen the crease
Urban Decay Darkhorse e/s run along lasheline and blended
Urban Decay Buck e/s for brows
Clinique Gel Liner in True Black
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Illamasqua Vow eye pencil for waterline
MAC Reflects Red
Eylure 100 lashes

Korres Red Lipstick
Vivo Lipgloss in Just Peachy in the centre

Sorry for excess eye photos but I was trying to catch the glitter in the light

Reflects Red was so hard to photograph and in person it was a lot more glittery, I think this is the look I will wear Christmas Eve and maybe even Christmas Day too. I love getting dolled up Christmas morning after opening presents, my hair gets rolled up then the make up on, all washed down with a glass of wine, then a short walk through the park for dinner at the in-laws! I love it!

What look will you be wearing this Christmas Eve? Do you get dolled up Christmas Day or is it all about the PJ’s for you?

18 December 2011

Favourite Lip Combo - MAC and NYX

Morning my beauties! Love being awake so early on a Sunday, I get loads done and have a nice relax later ready for work tomorrow! Boooo! Only 3 days left though! Yippeee!!

This is the lip combo I am rocking at the minute, I've been wearing it lots.

NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia
MAC Lipglass in Prrr

Lipstick top, lipglass bottom

I just put a tiny bit of the lipglass in the centre of the lips for a bit of shine. I need a backup though I've had mine for ages! The colours don't look like they go together, the lipstick is slightly purple toned and the lipglass a peachy colour but it just gives the lips a nice shine.

Read my post on NYX Round Lipsticks and where to get them (6 for £10.40 incl P+P) HERE.

16 December 2011

Party Frocks! I want I want! - Motel Rocks

Afternoon lovers! Due to not many people being at work I have taken full advantage of this and have been looking at gorgeous party dresses for the Festive season, here are my picks! They’re all from Motel Rocks and if you click on the banner on the left it will take you straight to their site and use code TOPBLOG15 for 15% off your order.

Motel Gabby Sequin Dress £58, they have this dress in Charcoal, Black and Gold

Motel Elsa Rose Lace Bodycon Dress in Black - £42

Motel Gabrielle Sweetheart Mesh Dress in Leopard Print - £38

Motel Jet Plunge Neck Playsuit in Black - £48

Motel Monisha Sleeveless Sequin Dress in Antique Silver - £58 

These are pieces that I would honestly wear, no they’re not that colourful but that’s how I like it. Motel Rocks have some amazing items at the minute, please check out their website and follow them on Twitter, there may be a discount code flying around somewhere!

12 December 2011

FOTN - OOTN - Work Christmas ‘do

Good afternoon dollz! Let me first just say sorry for lack of posts, but around this time of year I’m trying not to spend too much money on myself because I need pennies for Christmas presents. I’m also busy the weekends trawling my way through Oxford Street or Westfields trying to get all these presents. I can now confirm that it is done, just the wrapping to do! I’m looking forward to nearly 2 weeks off work, a bit of me time and some serious blogging!


I had my work Christmas ‘do last Thursday and remembered to take some photos in the oh so glamorous location of the work toilets! We were off to Kitchen Italia just off the Seven dials in London. No need to wear a dress or anything like that.

Chanel Vitalumiere foundation 20
MAC MSF natural
Coralista Blush by Benefit
Hoola bronzer by Benefit
Outer ring of MAC MSF Pearl to highlight

MAC Painterley (review/post to come)
Eye shadows all from UD Naked Palette
Sin, Virgin, Buck, Smog
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Clinique Gel Liner
Eylure 116 lashes (forgot how much I love these!)

NYX Round Lipstick Thalia
MAC Lipgloss Prrr

Contrast blouse from New Llook

I don’t post that many OOTD/N’s because, well I don’t have much style, I am working on it though and really finding a style that suits me. I am in love with blouses at the minute especially New Look blouses! Laura (used to be Lollipop26) blogged about this blouse and I was lucky enough to snap one up too. Sorry the lighting isn’t great!

Blouse New Look (out of stock now)
Black Jeggings from New Look
Flat ballet pumps from Dorothy Perkins (not show in photo) now on sale £16
Black vest under shirt, can't remember where this is from
Ring from Primark
(Mr T) Necklace, my 18th birthday present

My beautiful Christmas Tree

5 December 2011

Vivo Cosmetics – Natural Night Lashes

Hey girlies, back in October I attended the TOWIB event, you can read all about it HERE. At this event Adam Minto the man behind Vivo and FashionistA said we could email them to get a highlighter sent out to us. They sent me a few bits and these lashes were inside.

Vivo are the newish make up brand launching in bigger Tesco stores all over. They have some really lovely bits and pieces and I was really shocked when I opened the parcel and all this fell out!

Today I will be showing you the lashes. I was sent the Natural Night lashes, when I pulled them off the packet I thought they would be a nightmare to wear because the strip on them was really tough and a bit thick. I usually wear lashes that have an invisible strip or very thin strip. I applied lash glue that came with the lashes and whilst it was getting tacky I bent them about between my fingers to try and loosen them a bit.

These lashes aren’t as long as other lashes I’ve worn but they felt super comfy, I kept them on for a Chinese that night round my in-laws house.

When it came to taking them off I found they did pull on my own lashes ever so slightly and were a bit of a pain to get off. I think I possibly could have pulled a few of my own out too, but that wouldn’t stop me wearing them again.

For the rest of the make up have have a look at THIS FOTN Cranberry and Amberlights by MAC. I applied these lashes just after taking all my pics for that post.

Hands up who’s tried any products by Vivo Cosmetics?

3 December 2011

Curly Hair with no Heat?!.............Yes please!!

Good morning you lovely lot! I can’t remember the last time I used my GHD’s, I would say about 9-10 months ago was the last time. I’ve gone right off them to be honest, my hair is quite thin and if I remember right the last time I straightened it my hair looked like a limp lettuce! I am now a fan of curlers and love the bounce they give my barnet.

I saw these rollers on a You Tube video, what sold me was the fact she got her hair that curly with no heat. I’m not saying there isn’t some breakage there because my hair is a little knotty after a day like this but nothing a good brush won’t sort out!

I bought these from THIS ebay seller, they come in a pack of 14 and are Foam hair rollers. They’re £2.99 with free P+P. I have done this hairstyle with 1 pack of 14 rollers but I do have quite a lot of hair (even though it’s thin) so 14 suits me better.

Here’s how it’s done lovelies
Wash hair as normal, brush it then leave it to air dry, whilst it’s drying I’m usually making up Darren’s ♥ lunch for the next day. Then whilst your hair still has some damp in it start putting the rollers in, you may what to sort your fringe out before you do this, mine is still growing so I just leave mine out the rollers and tuck it behind my ear until is long enough to join the roller gang! Go to bed with them in, the rollers themselves are foam so really easy to sleep in and I think this is the secret to the curling, the heat from your head and the pressing against the pillow. In the morning remove all the rollers running your hands through each section then style as you wish. I clip mine on one side. Voila! Curly hair with no heat.

Here's what the rollers look like, they have a clasp and a little arm thing going on that just clip over the other side.

Velcro rollers are probably my favs for soft bouncy curls with height at the roots but I do use a big tong for that, usually when we go out. I will do a post on this soon and a video on my You Tube Channel. But for now I am loving this way of curling my hair. With a bit of dry shampoo through it the next day it still looks good, I roughly pin it up with a few loose curls hanging round the front.

Have any of you boycotted your GHD’s too? Or can’t you live without them?

Thanks for reading guys, enjoy the rest of your weekends!!