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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Bought a few things :)

I went to Norwich today shopping with the bf and our friend, I got some things for me and others! 

I would show you some of the make-up/nail stuff i got but Jack got it for me for Christmas/ my birthday present! Soooo he's keeping it at his to wrap up for Christmas. BOOOO

I found the MAC shop in Norwich, I had no idea there was one even there! What a find!!

I also saw the nail shop next to it in Jarrods and searched high and low for the 2 colours i want. They didn't have any of the colours I wanted :(

Very sad little Ellie on the way home!!

Anyway, I'm looking at some new cameras/ video cameras to do some better photography and video some make-up tutorials! 

Merry Christmas everyone! I know this time of year should be happy but i can't help thinking of people who aren't around to see this years Christmas! :( 

If anyone has any idea's of camera's to get please tell me!! 

My cute little cat Stanley who has a bad eye at the moment :(

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Wishlist...


Its also my birthday on the 28th !!

I thought I would put a little wishlist together to help out Santa! ha 

Sigma Brush kits <3
Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume 
OPI muppets collection- Rainbow
OPI- Bring on the bling
CSI boxset any season really!!
MAC cosmetics- anything from the frosty collection. 
Illamasqua cosmetics! LOVE!! <3

Monday, 19 December 2011

Party eyes!

Party Eyes...
I went out for a good meal and drinks with the University girls the other night and this is the make up I wore. I used my Urban Decay anniversary palette, the blue colour in the palette is AMAZE! Its called evidence, lovely colour! 

The eyelashes are Elyure and the glitter liner is Urban decay too! ha 

The lipgloss is Benefit nudie-tudie from the mini sets! I love the colour and I wear it all the time. 

Merry Christmas !!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Current Loves

In the make-up department I'm really loving quite a few products! I have been using the Bourjos healthy mix serum foundation in the morning for every day make-up. Its easy to put on and lasts most the day. I find its more natural than my Channel one which i use more for special occasions or going out.

I've also been loving the new eye make-up I bought from Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown, the gel liner is amazing and lasts all day!!

The last few weeks have been manic cos I've been on placement and the whole world seems to collapse when I'm busy on placement. Christmas is so soon and I managed to get all my presents done the other day, im so excited about my mum's present. Its taken all the self restraint in the world to not go and give it to her!

Merry Christmas guys, another post coming up soon borrowing my boyfriends camera (yay decent pictures) cant wait to get my new camera for my birthday !!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Recent haul...

Sorry its been so long, i've been on placement and its really hard to find the time or energy to blog after been on shift. 

Anyway, i went to Norwich with my mum yesterday to get a few Christmas presents and I picked up some makeup bits for me :)

The lady at the Urban Decay counter was sooo lovely, really helpful and very enthusiastic about her job. Although she did follow me around a bit which was quite annoying. 

I also order some bits of ELF cos my mum wanted a stipple brush. I will do a review of these products later on :)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

New things :)

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I've had horrible food poisoning and been throwing up every hour for the last 5 days! Fun...

Anyway, back into the swing of things, I have generously been given lots of new products recently and I've been trying them out (a good way to procrastinate when an essay is due). 

I've also been doing lots of Body Shop at Home parties recently so that's good for the bank account! 

So here's some of the things I've been loving and trying recently...

I Love Jaffa Cakes!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Benefit Ticket To Glossytown

I was sent these ohhh about 6MONTHS AGO! lol But was asked to blog about them nearer to Christmas, well I think its pretty darn near to Christmas!! 

L-R *Life on the A list* *Spiked Punch* *Nudie tude* *Foxy lady* *So frisk me* *Kiss you* 
I love the colours of some of these lipglosses, and the texture is lovely. The smell is slightly sweet for me but they don't feel sticky at all. Very moisturising formula. :) 

My favourite colour is so frisk me and nudie tude ! The colours a lovely and bright but I can't see how anyone will be able to pull off Spiked punch but I'm sure someone out there can!! 

I will soon include them in a FOTD! :D 

The set is £19.50 and I think that's pretty steep for a set of mini glosses. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

High end makeup vs Highstreet makeup

This debate has been going on for years and im always asked, do you prefer high end or high street makeup? 

I'll just define what I consider to be high end and high street. High end is brands like Channel, Urban Decay, Mac, Benefit, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Nars, Dior I could go on...

High Street are brands like... Sleek, Rimmel, Maxfactor, MUA, No7, 17, UNE, Barry M, L'oreal, Collection 2000, Revlon...

Just before people get angry I have nothing against any makeup brands, im not personally involved with any makeup brands apart from The Body Shop. 

I am strongly against animal testing for cosmetic reasons so I try to use makeup that I know hasn't been tested on animals. Most of the high end makeup companies DO NOT test on animals whereas the high street makeup brands mostly DO test on animals. 

I tent to buy makeup products from High end companies because the pure quality of the products are just so much better! You pay a lot more money and sometimes the products are smaller but your paying for the quality, service and you know your getting a good product. 

This doesn't mean to say I don't use or buy high street products but there is nothing better than bringing home a new Mac lipstick or Channel foundation and being extra excited to try it out. 

I recently introduced my friend into High end makeup. I hope your all sitting down because wait till you hear this... she only had 1 lipstick in her whole possession !!!! Im not a huge fan of lipstick and i have 12!! So I just had to get her a loveellyy lipstick, she bought a beautiful nude cream style lipstick from Channel! 

I could tell she was excited as the lady handed her a Channel bag, she held it with pride!! lol

Anyway if anyone has any views or thoughts about high end vs high street I'd love to here them! :)


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fireworks night :D

I didn't actually go to see any fireworks but I saw loads from town/the car and the lovely Indian restaurant I was in. 

I decided to give some really colourful full on make-up a go :) It's been a while...

I used a range of colours and products for my eye look, mostly the Urban Decay palette and my Urban decay glitter eyeliners. I also used some MUA shades in deep purple. 

Excuse the silly picture, it just looked fun :) 

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Barely There look

I put on my make-up this morning thinking URGHHH I really can't be bothered to try today, I'll just put on what's needed! 

So I did... lol

I used a free sample of a new Channel mascara, that I will review after I've worn it a few times.
My Clarins foundation which I can't wait to get rid off, 
Channel loose powder,
Benefit Posie tint
Clinique chubby stick

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Lush SnowFairy and Sleek Brow Kit

Hey guys, hope everyone is enjoying November! I can't quite believe its already November, feels like the whole of summer was a blink. 

I start back on placement soon and I'm really excited to get back on the ward, being in Uni is great and the layin's are amaze, but I miss being active and learning about real people and their medical issues. I'm also really busy with my work The Body Shop At Home parties over the next few months, Christmas is our biggest selling time! I love doing parties but I don't know how many I will do when I'm on placement. My course/career always comes first!

Anyway! Back to the blogging... kind of got sidetracked there! 

I bought a few things about a week ago, but haven't blogged about them yet 'cos I lost my camera *slaps wrist* 

I bought the Sleek Brow Kit after seeing it on a blog I really love, Dainty Dollymix- 

I am really pleased with the sleek kit but I think the problem with my brows is I need them properly waxed and I also need a decent brush to use in my eyebrows, If you know of any good brushes let me know!!

As for Lush Snow Fairy I saw some people mention it on twitter and when I went into the shop it grabbed me like chocolate or anything purple! 

The smell is amazing, think... bubblegum, candyfloss, sugar, marshmallows and lots of yummy girly sweet things! 

My mum hates it! like HATES IT! She thinks its wayy to sickly, oh well! 

Its not for people like her who don't like fake synthetic sugary smells but it is for me! The glitter in the bottom is just like the cherry on the top of the loveliness! I saw someone mention on the Makeup and Beauty Blog- about the glitter and how long it lasts, so I tried it out and the glitter doesn't last long at all *sadface* it rinses off in the shower but does make you feel special in the shower :) 

Whoooaah information overload there! Sorry about that! 

Have a good evening :D xxx

I hope the people I have mentioned in this blogpost don't mind being mentioned :) Its all good stuff anyways! :D

Monday, 31 October 2011

A new addition... TO MY FACE!

So I was told about 2 weeks ago I need to wear glasses and I finally have them! I'm pretty pleased with them actually, they make my eyes look bigger and I think that they flatter my face. 

Anyway pictures...
Excuse the state of my eyebrows, need to wax them!! 

This is also a gold eye shadow that I have been trying out. 

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Make-up look using Mac paint pot Rubenesque

I've been using Mac's paint pot in Rubenesque that I bought a few months ago, its been hard to find a way to use it with other colours and not overpowering the lovely warm goldy colour. 

I used urban decay liner and naked palette to help balance out the golden shades with browns and hints of pink. 

The thing that points out to me in this picture and nearly every other picture I take of my make-up look is I never have any lip products on. I am now on a serious mission to find a 'go to' lip colour/product. 

Any suggestions would be very welcome :)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Liz Earle skin tint

I received a few samples of the new Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in the post. I got 3 shades;
fair, medium and dark. 

I tried it for a few days and found that the fair shade is the best match for me. 

To be totally honest I wasn't that impressed, I like a strong coverage with a matte finish so maybe this product wasn't for me. No-where in the name does it state its a foundation so its safe to say this isn't an alternative to your regular foundation, saying that it may work for people who just want a tinted moisturiser. 

I found the texture lovely and soft and it didn't have a strong smell, but the finish was messy and I could still see blackheads/pores that I would prefer not to. It rubbed off quite easily and I found if I scratched our touched my face there was a clear mark where the product had been. 

The product felt like it would go on well with a brush or fingers, but I always use a brush as it tends to work better for me. 

I think this product would be perfect for people who have really good skin and don't want lots of coverage. I have combination skin and found by the middle of the day my T-zone was oily and the product had worn off. It may be better for people who have dry skin. 

I'm also wearing The Body Shop metallic eye liner in blue. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

St Ives apricot scrub

St Ives Apricot Scrub- Invigorating for all skin types

This is a well known product in the beauty world and when I saw it in Tesco for £2.99 I decided to get it. I have seen it mentioned on blogs and websites, also some of my friends have told me about it. 

What it says on the tube- "Gently exfoliates dull surface cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant skin" 

Well I don't know about that but it is a good facial exfoliator! Its a creamy consistency with orange gritty bits* that leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. 
*technical term obviously. 

I've been using this scrub for about 4 days now and I find it removes my make-up (apart from mascara). 

You get 150ml for £4.38 which is pretty pricey but I got mine on offer. Here are a few pictures that I hope show off the texture. 

Monday, 10 October 2011

40/50th birthday party.

I went to a birthday party for a family friend Tamsin, it was a lovely night and I really enjoyed myself, if a little worn out.

I had quite a few people to do and I didn't have that much time. Sorry for the lack of photo's I was too busy to take as many photo's as I would have liked.

I used all of my make-up but mostly my body shop make-up seemed to fit everyone. It was easy to recreate looks that I had in mind, but it was more difficult to try and come up with looks that people explained/requested.

Everyone looked beautiful and the dresses were very elegant but I was so busy I barely had time to do my own make-up for the event.

Here are 2 of the looks,

I used the urban decay setting spray which worked really well!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Im so excited...and i just can't hide it...

Hey everyone, hope your all keeping warm and cosy in this horrible cold weather! Im sitting by a lovely fire right now...hmmm warm!

I thought I would just post a bit about something exciting im doing this weekend. Im going to a party in London for a family friend- Hi Tamsin YOUR 40!! hahaha. 

Im very exciting because im doing the make-up for the birthday girl and lots of the lovely party guests. I shall take photo's (if all customers consent obviously) and post a bit about the make-up I chose after the event. 

I've done friends and family's make-up but never people I haven't known before (apart from people in The Body Shop or Body Shop at Home customers). 

I hope that everyone is pleased with the make-up on the night and tomorrow night i will be franticly cleaning my make-up brushes and sharpening all my pencils in preparation. 

If anyone has any advice about doing lots of people's make-up please let me know!! :)


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Seaweed pore-cleansing facial exfoliator

I am extremely picky when it comes to cleansers/exfoliators and I tend to go off products I buy quickly, but not this one. I didn't actually plan to buy this, it was accidently ordered to a body shop at home customer and they didn't want it. 

I have been using it for the last few weeks and i'm really impressed! It cleanses really well, isn't too rough but exfoliates enough to use it 2/3 times a week. 

Its a strange texture, its like a gel with lots of bits in it. Ha that sounds fairly simple doesn't it! oh well it foams up and the smell of seaweed is quite refreshing. Sometimes it can be a bit over powering, i would say thats the only down side. 

The price isn't too bad £8.00 for 75mls, it depends on your budget and how much you can afford. If your looking for a cheaper facial exfoliator I would recommend the Superdrug T-tree facial range.