Sunday, 13 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
I painted my nails with two coats of Love and Friendship by MAC. Any light colour will work for this. I think something like Cool Reserve, or Metro Chic would look really good.
This is really simple but effective.
You may need a little practice, but speed is the key here. Paint, stamp, scrape, stamp.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
They are offering a free mini make-up kit with any purchase over £25. This is great for Christmas present ideas.
The mineral lip glosses are top of my list. I can’t wait to try them out. They will look great in my lipgloss draw and fit in with my MAC perfectly!
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I was just wasting some time on the net, browsing a few sites and I stumbled among some new things on eyes lips face UK site. The ELF UK site is always a little behind the US so it is probably old news for most, but I don’t like to see what they have on the US site as it makes me so jealous I cant get hold of it.
I think the brush holder is super cute! They also do it in a larger version. I think this will look really nice on my dresser. I already have a glass and bead type holder but this one will fit in nicely too.
I love the theme of the studio line, it looks much better quality than and in a similar style to high end products (typically NARS) so doesn’t look out of place with other make-up in your collection.
I also want to try out the brush cleaner as I am too lazy to shampoo clean my brushes as often as I should, and so a daily cleaner would be great!
The single eye shadows look beautiful, but I am struggling to decide on colours!
I’ll let you know what I end up buying and what I think of course.
Have you get anything you might recommend?
Sunday, 8 November 2009
So the first thing I did was to paint my nails with one coat of Collection 2000’s Aztec gold.
I then painted my tips at an angle in Beauty UK Neon orange.
Then a final coat of Aztec gold.
To make the tiger stripes I used my black from the OPI Halloween set (Witch Arm?) and a craft brush. On reflection this was a bit large, but I was going for a messy stripy look.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
My car has been behaving really funny recently, juddering around and things, so I came up with a solution: stop driving it. Mmm now this is not the most practical, and I am sure it is nothing serious, but the thought of taking it to the garage, actually fills me with fear.
It has been over a week now, and I finally decided to give them a ring, I described the symptoms and they said it sounded like a problem with the clutch, but if I wanted to take it in they would give it a drive and see what it was.
So I was brave enough to drive it there, and I realised as I got close to the garage I was actually shaking! How stupid?! I don't even know why, the garage I use is nothing but friendly and helpful, and I always come away happy, but getting there I have this huge feeling of dread in my stomach, and I can't stand it when I have an MOT!
So I think I need help to conquer my fear of mechanics, not sure how but I am going to get it sorted.
Hopefully the repairs on my car will be quick and wont cost too much =)
Do you have any stupid fears? And how do you get over them?
Me? I came home and ate some Galaxy chocolate, watched Gossip Girl and painted my nails!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
What did you all wear for Halloween?
Friday, 30 October 2009
I couldn’t pass this offer up. I already had the pastel polish but decided to buy them all in the set to buy all 6 and have a dupe was cheaper than buying even just 2. It was a real bargain not to be missed. The polishes look lovely and I can’t wait to try them.
The main reason for this blog however is the free gift I was sent with my purchase. I got a product by Beauty Rehab called Rose Salve. The product description says this treats minor dry skin by providing instant relief, soothing smoothes and protects, and locks in moisture.
I have been using it as a lip treatment, but it says it can be used on skin, hair and cuticles, and even around the nose area when you have a cold. I will definitely be trying that out as I always end up with a sore red Rudolph nose when I have a cold, no matter what tissue I use, and never really thought of using a product like this before.
As a lip treatment it is moisturising and makes the lips feel smooth and cherished. It provides a glossy shine, and has a subtle rose scent, which I really like. If rose is not your kind of thing, why not try the spearmint scented one. You can tell you have product on your lips, but it is not overly greasy, and doesn’t feel like a barrier as Vaseline does. You can tell it provides moisture.
It is a colourless product and so wont affect any lip colour you use on top, and actually makes quite a good base.
You can pick this up from Eyeko, for £3, well worth it in my opinion. Don’t forget to use ambassador code E6706 to claim your free gift.
Have you tried any products from this range?
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Each bottle is a cute-sized 3.75ml. Most of the colours are pretty standard, a black, white and an orange. The “special” colour is glow-ink the dark, the blue colour, which glows in the dark. It has to be very dark for this to work, but is kinda cool.
On the back of the pack are some ideas for Halloween nail art, so I took inspiration from this, went down to my local craft store and picked up some thin paint brushes and got to work.
And here we have my “eyes on you” Halloween nail art.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I have just been on their website and seen some amazing products. There are some limited edition products (o I love limited edition) such as the eye beauty, and the magic mascara which I can’t wait to try, but the main reason for this post is the amazing value sets you can grab your hands on. These would make cute Christmas gifts, or great value presents for yourself. For example, you can pick up all 6 nail polishes for £9, or the tinted cream and Eyeko cream for £8. These are great value and let you try some new products a little cheaper. These can be picked up in Superdrug stores across the UK, or alternatively, order online at eyeko.com and use ambassador code E6706 to get a free gift with every purchase!
Let me know if you pick up any products!
Monday, 5 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
The diet involves eating Kellogg's Special K for breakfast and lunch, having healthy snacks (fruit) and eating a balanced meal for tea. I had my first bowl of Special K today, and actually really enjoyed it. It has a crunchy oaty taste and really filled me up.
I weigh 9st7, and my BMI is about 26. I am quite short at 5ft, so any extra weight doesn’t really have anywhere to hide. I would like to loose a stone, but will be happy to weigh anything under 9st. For two weeks I am going to eat (as far as practical) 2 bowls of Special K a day. This is not always possible for me, especially as I have to eat out a lot with work, but I am going to try my best.
I will keep you updated with what I ate and my weight loss. For this I am relying on Wii Fit, which I absolutely love. I am also hoping to do at least 20mins of exercise a day in one form or another.
So, here starts my Special K challenge!
What is your favourite weight loss method?
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Have you ever noticed the awful smell that comes from mascara? I was applying my mascara the other day, using Maybelline lash stiletto, and somehow got the wand too close to my nose and realised how horrible and chemically it smelt. I had never noticed this before (probably because I don’t make a habit of sniffing mascara?). This led to an investigation involving me smelling all my mascara. It was not a pleasant experience, and I can confirm they all smell quite disgusting, although some worse than the others.
So whilst I am not expecting my mascara to smell of rose petals, or vanilla, this revelation did get me thinking about the amount of chemicals I am piling on my face and body everyday. I can’t say that this is going to make me stop, but it has made me seriously think about it. Anyone have any good natural product reccomendations? The ones I have tried so far have not been the best, and certainly are no competition for my current products.
Has anything made you question the price of beauty?K x
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Who else is a sucker for packaging? I adore Benefit for this reason, the packaging gets me every time. I recently had a trip to Debenhams, with he intention of getting a new foundation from MAC. I got a little distracted by the Benefit counter.
The woman who served me was lovely (would be when they want a sale haha). She showed me the new perfumes first, they were in amazing packaging, like little houses – so cute. I wasn’t too taken on the smells, they were nice, but I wasn’t convinced.
Then it was the fun part – trying out the products. She was asking me about my skin and my makeup, and ended up slapping on some Benefit some kinda gorgeous foundation. I wasn’t really prepared for it, but I ended up loving it. She did half my face first so the difference was really dramatic when she was done!
I normally go for liquid foundation, as I just find it easier too use, I’m a bit lazy and feel it needs less blending. Some Kinda Gorgeous is a cream product, but I have been applying it with a foundation brush. I hate the sponge that comes with it! But with the brush it is great. I really enjoy using this product and am so glad I got it.
I also ended up buying the one hot minute powder. I have been using this as a final step after my foundation, blush etc, just to add a bit of glow for the evening. I really like that too. It looks a little scary in the pot, but once its on your face it is a lot more sheer. Again, I don’t like the brush this comes with. It’s really soft and a nice fan shape and would be good for on-the-go application, but it is much easier just to use a fluffy brush.
What’s your favourite Benefit product? Are you a sucker for packaging?K x
I am super sorry, I promised a video would be up soon, but i have a cold (everyone seems to at the minute). So with my bright red nose and squeaky quiet voice I decided to skip on the video and write instead.
So, I’m going to quickly rave about my recent purchase from the Superdrug…
Here we have sleek makeup’s answer to the pricey MAC tinted lip conditioner. Pout polish! I absolutely adore the packaging and was sold from there to be honest. I heard about this online and went to pick it up the day it launched earlier in the month. The concept is simple, a moisturising product that adds colour to the lips. The price is fantastic £3.91 (or i picked up 2 for £6.99). I really like all 4 colours too! I picked up electro peach and Cadillac pink.
My favourite is Electro peach. It’s slightly different to the pinks I normally wear, and I think it freshens the whole look up a bit when you add a change of colour. They contain Shea butter, and have a gorgeous sweet vanilla smell, always a bonus. The product can be applied lightly for a hint of colour to the lips, or layered up for a more dramatic effect.
Conclusion? The product wears well, it applies very smooth and glossy, very moisturising, which we all need in the coming winter months, and not at all sticky. They also contain SPF, so perfect for all weather! I will definitely be repurchasing these too, and probably will end up with all 4 of the colours! A fantastic product! Good work sleek!
Have you tried any of these? What do you think of the other colours? Would love to hear your thoughts.K x
Friday, 18 September 2009
I have recently been a bit absent on the posting front for one reason or another, but I fully intend to get off to a good start and stay that way with posting regularly… honest!
So, what have I been up to?
Not a lot is the truth to that answer, at least nothing worth blogging about. I have been on project 10 pan with regards to my makeup so not a lot of purchasing there, but I’m finished with that now so I’m back on with buying makeup. I got off to a good start with my trip to meadowhall =). Haul video will be up soon!
Glad to be back postingK x