Monday, 3 October 2011

Get the A/W 11 Style with 17

No 17 have a gorgeous new autumn/ winter collection which includes the following:








The nail polishes come in Fury, Revenge and Sulk £2.99 each for 8ml. The colours are beautiful and apply really well, and of course are on trend so a great addition to your collection. My favourite has to be revenge which is a lovely plum colour. It is very wearable.








The eyeshadows are available in Enraged, Vengence and Broken Hearted each priced at £5.49 making them very inexpensive. I have to say I love all the eyeshadows but my favourite has to be Vengeance, i think this is the trio I will get the most use out of. The trios are very shimmery but don't have big chunks of glitter so I found them really easy to use.







What will you pick up from this collection ?

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sudocream

Remember those big tubs of sudocream.. well now Sudocream comes in handbag sized tubes. They're so easy to carry around in your handbag or look nice sitting on your dressing table. I have used sudocream for as long as I can remember as it has so many uses from dry skin to clearing up your spots.








The formula of the sudocream in the new squeezy tube seems to be a little lighter and less greasy than the original tubs of sudocream but personally I think this is great as it sinks into your skin alot better making the cream less visible but working just as effectively. I much prefer the new packaging in the squeeky tube its less messy and more sanitary as you are not having to put your fingers into the tub.


Are you a fan of Sudocream ? have you tried the new Sudocream yet ?






Also if you check out Sudocream's Facebook page they have an amazing Bagology App!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

BLOG SALE!

Small blog sale, everything must go so all reasonable offers will be considered :)

If you are interested in any of the items you see, just leave me a comment on this post telling me which item and also your Paypal email address, so that I can send you an invoice for the item. I'd prefer to have UK buyers only.. Sorry! I will not accept returns as items are pictures and described and if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them. Postage and Pasckaging will be £1.50.



NYX lipsticks in rose bud, B52(no name) , Christie- £1.50 each all have been swatched

Cetaphil moisturising Lotion - £5 brand new -SOLD


Benefit Show Offs! shimmer powder in "Miss Moon" £3 brand new in box with instruction leaflet


Sleek Kajal Eyeliner- new in box - £3



Avon eyeshadow duo in pink blush -used twice, Playboy eyeshadow duo new, MUA shade 2 eyedust new, pink eyedust new, pink on gold eyedust new, opia torquoise eye dust new- £1 each






Miners dazzle lipgloss in Razz Mataz used a handful of times, Natural Collection Lipgloss in Pink Velvet- £1 each used 3times

Lipsticks - Barry M 101 - £1.50, Miss sporty in Peach Passion and Strip Tease -£1 each all have been used once



Nail polish

Avon Iced Champink-£1, Natural Collection Cosmic Crush £1, Natural Collection lunar haze- £1, Sally Hansen Natural White and Natural Pink -£1.50 for both all have been swatched

L'Oreal Jet Set Lacquer in deep purple- £1, Sally Hansen Natural Shine -£1, Barry M 284 £1.50, miss sporty 272 - £1 all swatched



NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Naturally Beige - £3- used once



Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Pressed powder in the shades 001 Light(sealed) and 002 Medium (used a few times )



Lipgloss -Nivea gloss and shine lip care- £1.50 new, FCUK lipgloss £1.50 sealed,Rimmel royal gloss in Pink Taffy - £1.50 new, No7 liplicious Ultra shine in Fudge £1.00 used twice



Wet n Wild Lipstick - bright red- £1.50 brand new -SOLD



Sleek One finishing powder used twice- £3 -SOLD

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser

Well I have finally got my blogging mojo back and will hopefully be doing some regular posts again. I have seen the Natural Collection Tinted moisturiser popping up on quite a few blogs recently which has surprised me as I bought this a while ago and hated it !
A few of the reviews I have read quite like it for the £1.99 price tag.



I found the product to be too dark for me even thought I bought it in the lightest shade(porcelain). I didn't like how the product sat on my skin as it didn't seem to sink into the skin but sat on top looking mask like. On areas of my skin that are dry it was quite moisturising. I did try this product around the house for the day and found that it began to melt off my face after around 2hrs and for me I need something longer lasting.

Overall I think if you can get a shade to match your skin tone then maybe this tinted moisturiser could work for you. At £1.99 it is worth trying but swatch in store before you buy!

Has anyone tried any tinted moisturisers that last well and come in lighter shades? Have you tried the Elf tinted moisturiser what did you think?

Laura x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Do you ever wonder why you get spots in certain places?

Well while looking through recent blog posts I came across "A Makeup Lovers" blog and found her post to be really interesting and informative. She has included a picture of the face with the different areas and why you may get spots there. You can find the post here



To see why you are getting spots in certain zones see A makeup Lovers post above

Laura x

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Spring/ Summer Wishlist

River Island



beige animal print palazzo jumpsuit £26.99

I really like jumpsuits but often find they are really long, anyone know of any good places for not so long jumpsuits?



cream poppy floral print palazzo trousers with a skinny white belt £34.99





black halter neck topblack print halter neck top with button front detail £16.99

New Look

Te Amo Pleated Jersey Dress £29.99

http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/te-amo-pleated-jersey-dress_227605941

I promise I will have some more posts up soon I've just been really busy lately

Thanks for reading

Laura x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Update

This is just a quick post to say I'm sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been really busy with college, as its coming to the end of my course. And of course the weather has been so nice I've spent alot of time outside, I will be blogging more regularly again soon.



Laura x

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Small Elf Haul

Last week I made a small elf order as it was free delivery. I chose a few items that I have heard good things about.

I bought the following and since I have now tried them I will do a mini review on each.



The complexion Perfection
Golder bronzer
Blush in Glow
And Eyebrow Stencils




The Golden Bronzer is really nice as a highlight colour as its quite shimmery. In my opinion its probably a bit too shimmery for a contour colour. As there is four colour I swirl my brush in the middle to pick up all the colours. Or why not use each colour seperately as eyeshadows.



Complexion Perfection

To be honest I was a little disappointed in this powder I was hoping it would replace my green concealer but its just not got enough coverage for me. I am going to try it on top of my foundation and see if I like it better like this.

Glow blusher- Nice colour of blush with a little shimmer. Although it took me about 10 minutes to get this open lol but there is a way to get into it and once you've done it once its easy. A great price at only £1.50

Eyebrow Stencils- These are really great for pencilling in your eyebrows and just generally tidying them up. You get a set of four stencils so your sure to find one to suit your eyebrows.

And not I'm off to finish watching TOWIE (#Reem ! haha )

Laura x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Perfume Collection

I have seen a lot of perfume Collection Posts recently and I really enjoyed having a nosey, so I thought I'd share mine with you. I am not posting this to brag its just I like seeing what perfumes others have and often it helps if someone has the same taste in perfume, you may like something they have in their collection.

Anna Sui , JLo Glow and Kylie Minogue Darling Britney Spears Curious and Fantasy(pink bottle) Eternity Moment by Calvin Klein, Red By Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren Blue, and Chance by Chanel (My favourite perfume!)


Nina by Nina Ricci, DKNY Be Delicious- apple Small avon sample-Pur Blanc, Coleen x, Kerry Katona, JLo pefume wand

Kerry Katona Outrageous Perfume. Fresh and fruity with top notes of lemon, orange and grapefruit, blend with a floral heart of rose. A sexy signature frangrance which can take you from day to night.


Laura x

Monday, 4 April 2011

Konad Nail Art

I have finally got around to using my free Born Pretty Store nail Art Plate. I used this with my Konad nail art stamper set.



I painted my nails with Gosh Wild Lilac and chose a flower from the plate. I found it really easy to create this look.




I put the white Konad Nail polish over the flower, scraped off the excess with the Konad Scrapper tool and put the stamper tool over the image to transfer it and then placed on my nail.






It really is that simple!

Have you tried nail art ? Have you given the Konad system a go yet ??

Laura x

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

March Empties

This month I haven't really used up alot of products. The beginning of the month was pretty much a fail as by mid March I'd not really used up anything so coming to the end I made more of an effort to use up some products.

I do have quite a few products that are almost finished and so these will feature in next months.



Alberto Balsam Hairspray- I really like this hairspray and have repurchased many times. It lasts all day, holds your hair in place. Its not got an over powering smell, its not visible in your hair and doesn't make your hair sticky. On the other hand the Hairspray shown below is the worst hairspray I have ever tried.

Nivea Pearl Deodrant a nice smell and does the job.

Carmex lipbalm- In my opinion this is the best lipbalm out there. It can transform dry cracked lips overnight.

Eye Makeup remover pads which I've spoke about in previous posts

My Barry M nail effects polish which dried up so had to go in the bin, I'm so disappointed that it dried up and a bit unsure why it wasn't old and was stored with all my other nail polishes ....



I really can't tell you how much I hate this hairspray. It made my hair so sticky I couldn't even get a brush through it!! It also sprays like a mouse leaving your hair with white bubbles on it till it sets and goes clear ..yukk!


Anna Sui Secret Wish Perfume- Personally I didn't really like this perfume and so was using it up, its got quite an over powering smell at first but does dissappear quite quickly. Really I got it for the bottle which has a fairy on the lid :)

Taken from a website as I'm not very good at describing scents:

The first notes are fresh and juicy: lemon, melon, tagette, peach, pineapple, and black currant. They are followed by floral accord and elegant woodsy notes of white cedar, sandalwood, amber and musk.

What have you used up this month? Do you ever buy perfumes just for the bottle?

Laura x

Monday, 28 March 2011

NOTD 17 Pink Grapefruit



I love this colour its really summery and girly, great for the lovely weather we've been getting. This nail polish applied really well and could be worn with just one coat but I do prefer 2 for that little bit extra coverage. I have a few other colours from the 17 range and will have another look next time i'm in boots:)

Laura x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Teeny Tiny Haul- Bourjous and No7



I have been looking for a foundation which is quite light but lasts a reasonable amount of time. I have heard good things about Bourjous Healthy Mix foundation so I picked one of these up in boots today and as an added bonus it was on offer at £6.99! I really hope I like it as its so affordable. I have heard it works for some and has broke others out so I will let you know my opinions and how I get on with it.

I also had a No 7 £5 off voucher and decided to spend it on a No 7 Quick cover concealer stick. I read on MakeupSavvys blog that these provide good coverage without being cakey.

Well I'm off to paint my nails now, a nice summery colour as its been a lovely day here in Glasgow :)

Laura x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

And the winner is ....



smoosh_kissxx


Thank you to everyone who entered, I was really surprised by the response! There will be more giveaways in the future to say thank you to all my lovely followers!

Also I just want to say I've been a bad blogger lately due to college work but hopefully will get some posts up for you this week, as I have a few in mind including my perfume collection and March empties :)

Thanks Laura x

(winner picked using random.org)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sleek Makeup Avoir la Peche Collection: Paraguaya Palette



While is Superdrug I picked up Sleeks newest Palette in Paraguaya, this is part of the new 'Avoir la Peche' Collection. I was so excited to be able to get my hands on this as whenever a new palette comes out its always out of stock in my local superdrug.





I love how on the recent palettes Sleek have included a sheet with the names of the eyeshadows







What Sleek say:


The new Avoir la Peche collection is everything you will need to be on trend for this spring. Inspired by peaches from all over the world, the collection celebrates in a variety of hues that will see you well into the warmer months of 2011. The Paraguaya i-Divine 12 piece eyeshadow palette is filled to the brim with warm browns, cool corals and powdery pinks - perfect for inspired looks such as Valentino's S/S11 trend.

What I say :

I really love the palette as the colours are all very wearable and although I do think I will use them as eyeshadows I think they will look great as blushes as well. I have heard quite a few people say they wish Sleek would do a blush palette and have to say I agree!


The Avoir la Peche collection launched on the 16th March in Superdrug and also on the Sleek Website for a Limited time only (until 13th April 2011). This palette is £6.49.


Laura x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

NOTD Rimmel Sky High

Its been a little while since I last done a NOTD posts as I decided to give my nails a bit of a rest as I had constantly been wearing nail polish for sometime. I'm now back to wearing nail polish so here is what I have on my nails today



Rimmel London- 825 SKY HIGH




I seem to have a love hate relationship with Rimmel brushes, on some polishes I like the brush and on others I really don't. This polish has the xpress brush and I just found the polish quite hard to apply without slopping it everywhere which neadless to say resulted in my fingers having more polish on them than the nails(well almost)

It is a gorgeous colour tho so its worth it :)

Laura x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Rimmel London Haul



This year I seem to be loving Rimmel products, first it was their match perfection concealer which has become a HG product and now I love their lipsticks!




The lipsticks I bought were Colour Show off Lipstick in 020 Shake-up Pink and a Lasting Finish Lipstick in 006 Pink Blush. My favourite of the two being Shake up Pink.


L-R Pink blush and Shake up Pink

Both Lipsticks have a great colour pay off and are gorgeous colours.Both colours are long lasting and feel quick nourishing on the lips and aren't drying. The packaging of both is nice but as much as I love pink I prefer the darker packaging as it looks more professional.

And what really sold these lipsticks to me, apart from the colours, was the smell! Now I don't know if anyone knows what I am talking about when I say they smell like a children's chewing gum( one that came in a red circular plastic packaging, all rolled up and you broke pieces off ?? If you know what its called please let me know as its annoying I can't remember the name !)

I also picked up the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent, which I have heard good things about.

So if your in boots/superdrug check out the range of rimmel products you might just be surprised, as they really seem to have some amazing products atm.

Laura x