Thursday, 31 January 2013

Some New Loves

Hello! Long time no blog! Sometimes real life takes precedence, along with a lack of money situation, but I have still been reading all the blogs I follow- that I definitely can't do without! I have missed writing though so I thought I would do a post on some new things I have acquired of late.
Firstly I have finally got my hands on one of the Rimmel Apocalips glosses. Or lip laqueur as they call it- it's basically a liquid lipstick. Best of all it was free as I was able to use my Boots points. This made me very happy after a particularly meh day at work!  I chose the shade 'Celestial' as the dusky pink shade is very 'me' and easy to wear. Though I have to say I was very tempted by Apocalyptic. And Stellar actually...  I wore this yesterday for the first time and I'm very impressed with both the formula and pigmentation. I'm not that keen on the smell but that's a very minor niggle! It also has pretty good staying power. It does lose it's glossiness after a while but the colour does stay, a bit like a stain. The applicator is also a bit different in that it's a doe foot with a sort of dip in the middle. It seems to aid application and gives good coverage with one swipe as it were. All in all this is definitely one to try. At Boots these are £5.99 but Rimmel currently has a 3 for 2 offer on so now is the time to buy if you want a few!

I am now also the proud owner of my very own Grumpy Cat necklace courtesy of my lovely boyfriend. Frankly who doesn't want a moody feline adorning their neck? Granted it probably isn't appropriate for some work situations. But do I care? No.

Thanks Stuart xx
You can get this beaut at Punky Pins here.

I have also got a new 'Smile' bracelet from Bekl after seeing them in Glamour magazine. At least £1 of the sale goes to Beat Bullying UK. I paid £2.99 for this two weeks ago but they have since gone up to £3.99. They are for charity though and are very cute, especially the rainbow one which I didn't see previously.

So yeah, just some bits I'd thought I'd share! Hopefully my blogging mojo with return now I've had a little break also! 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Snowman! (and Woman)

Had to be done. 

My mum did quite a lot of this!

And not so much of this. Bit of a quality difference! A bit Alan Carr-y also?

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Rather late Xmas Gubbins!

Better late than never ey! Here is an assortment of piccies of some of the thing I got for Christmas and a few things I picked up in the sales.

Lushness- I especially love the cool vintage style tin!
Cardi and slippers from Mother!
Really funny book from Father and a chick lit from my sis which I have nearly finished-expect a review soon!
Yankee candles. The baby powder one is gorgeous and really strong. The clean cotton ones are equally as nice but not so effective. Possibly because they are tea lights and smaller.
Yay I finally have Porchester Square after lusting after in for ages! Cheers sis! My dad also got me this lovely leather and steel bracelet. Very simple but what I tend to like jewelry wise.

Now for the sales stuff. I didn't really get much as I thought the sales were a bit pappy this year. Saying that I don't really go into clothes shop so I could have been missing out. I was thinking really of Boots- they didn't seem to have as much on sale this year for some reason.

I've been in love with this scent since summer-now I finally have it! The set was £21 something.
I think this was £6- it's gorgeous anyways, I like all the colours and a good way to try them before shelling out loads for a full size.
Nice violet soap from TKMaxx
The Works- Bargainous books
I love this perfume no matter how 'tweeny' it is! £5 for all this though!
New boots from Joe Brows. £19 odd. Can't wait to give these an outing
Bargain bag from TK Maxx - RRP £37, down to £10. I love the tealy colour and it has a pretty flowery lining.
So all in all a pretty good haul! :D

Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Year, New FOTD

Hi, well I'm back to blogging after having a little break over Christmas. What with driving around all over the place and a general lack of motivation I haven't managed to get anything up for ages now. I hope you've all had a lovely time :) Today however I seem to be doing my best to avoid actually doing anything productive, i.e; tidying the hovel that is my bedroom so I have had a play about with the MUA Dusk til Dawn palette. I have to say it is rather dramatic for a day in the house but hey! Johnny Depp might decide he wants to visit Wrexham and knock on my door...

I actually used a lot of the colours from the palette for this look. To start I used the excellent MUA profession eye primer. The shade third from left on the top was used all over followed by the last two top shades on my lid and outer half respectively. In the crease I used the second shade from the left from the bottom row and the second shade on the top. To deepen it I used a little of the black from the bottom row. The top second shade was also used to line my bottom lashes and the first top shade was used as a highlight. The 4th top shade was used on the inner corners.

Phew. Apologies if that is hard to follow! I love the finished result though, it's a bit different to a usual black smokey eye.

I also used a Natural collection black pencil liner on my top and lower lash line and waterline as well as my trusty Loreal Volume Millions mascara. If you've never tried this then you really need to, it's the mutts nuts.

For the rest of my face I used the Maybelline BB cream, Natural Collection powder, Sleek Suede blush, Famous First Date blush in Keira, Elf highlighter in Luminance and for my lips Elf mineral lipstick in Nicely Nude and MUA Intense Kisses gloss in Sealed with a Kiss.

I'm all set for Johnny in my hoody, haha.