Entries from September 21st, 2011

Currently Loving #06.

posted on: 29 September, 2011

01. I was going to turn this post into a “must have in your collection” for beauty products, but I also have a bit of news to share!
The products above are all ones I truly believe that no girl (or guy, we don’t discriminate here at should ever live without. Of course, you will have heard of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, it really does live up to the hype. A beautiful, natural creamy cleanser which will remove every trace of makeup and really deep cleanse for lovely fresh skin. A favourite of mine, I use this every day, twice a day!

Now, Sudocrem isn’t the most glamourous of products but it really does heal all. I can’t live without this stuff, and I know it’s loved by all (even Cheryl Cole who apparently uses it on her spots overnight). It’s antiseptic properties mean it’s great for blemishes, sores, eczema, dry skin… definitely something you should have in your collection at all times.

Another product which has a lot of hype surrounding it is the NARS Orgasm Powder Blush which is definitely my favourite blush ever (which is saying something as my collection is huge!). It gives you such a lovely peachy glow which a slight shimmer.

Next up is Models Own nail polishes, the one pictured is the ever popular Juicy Jules but I have a fair few of their polishes now and I love them. They’re a good price and great quality, they don’t go gloopy over time, dry quickly and last well. Other favourite shades of mine include Jade Stone, Coral Reef, Fuzzy Peach and Bloo Boo.

MACs Studio Fix Fluid foundation is my “go to” foundation, I reach for it most days and if I do decide to try something different, I always end up coming back to this. It’s a natural finish but great coverage which lasts all day.

Finally, Soap and Glorys Breakfast Scrub is my all time favourite body exfoliator. It smells amazing, truly incredible! This is an abrasive scrub which is great to give your body a good cleanse (and also very good for removing fake tan). I’ve had this since Christmas, and use it rather a lot so it’s well worth the money.

02. Finally my moving day has come. I’m nervously waiting to get going, I feel sad about leaving Leeds as I do love this city, and I’m moving even further away from Scotland but I’m so excited about the opportunities London will bring.

03. is going global! You can now “like” the facebook page! I decided to set up a page to branch out a bit, and see where it takes me. Please like and spread the word!

Recent Purchases: Topshop; Primark.

posted on: 27 September, 2011

I recently bought some Topshop studded loafers and a pair of Primark teal brogues, both of which are so “me” and I’ve really got my moneys worth out of them recently.
The teal brogues are really… sturdy, and by that I mean they seem perfect for the winter months.

I also got my Boudoir Prive box, which was a bit late this month (although I believe that was to do with the recent Hurricane in America, but I could be wrong).
I’m still really undecided on this box, I’m contemplating ending my subscription as I already subscribe to Glossybox and I find that is more suited to me.
There are some lovely things in this months Boudoir Prive box, I’m really excited to try the Macadamia Oil but other than that, nothing really excited me.

Last week I was at home in Scotland, which was amazing. I met up with my best friends in Edinburgh, and had such a good time.
On Thursday I am moving to London, which is so scary/exciting! To be fair, I’m pretty used to making big moves on my own, but London is a whole other story. I’m going to be interning at a beauty PR company! I’m really really excited (can you tell?) but also very sad to be leaving Leeds as I’ve lived here for a year now and I love the city. Time to move on though!
So with that, my blog posts will be sporadic while I get used to crazy city life!

Wish me luck!

Review: Sleek Oh So Special Palette & Pout Polish.

posted on: 22 September, 2011

Meet my favourite new eyeshadow palette! I recently bought the Sleek Oh So Special eyeshadow palette and it’s quickly become a part of my daily makeup routine.
It has a really varied range of shadows, and while it may not be for everyone, it’s my ideal shades. I can easily use all of the lighter colours – which include all sorts of pinks, beiges and peaches – for day time wear and smoke it up a bit at night.
Recently I’ve been using a darker colour to line around the rim of my eyes, which is completely different for me but it’s so great to have a change in makeup routine.
For the price, Sleek palettes are so worth their money. They have such a wide variety so there will always be something for someone.

I also bought the Bare Minimum Pout Polish as well, which is a lovely nude lipgloss. I rarely wear lipgloss but this really appealed to me for some reason. The scent is nice, although I find it has that typical synthetic sort of scent, and it looks really natural on.
It’s one of those pots that you can keep in your hand bag, and apply anytime without the use of a mirror, yet still gives you such a nice colour.

I really want to try the new natural sleek palette, but it’s sold out everywhere!

Review: MAC Lovelorn Lipstick.

posted on: 21 September, 2011

I recently purchased MACs Lovelorn lipstick. It’s a Lustre finish, which means its incredibly easy to apply and wear. My lips are so so dry all the time, so I can really only pull off lipsticks with a sheen.
This reminds me of MACs Fanfare lipstick but more blue toned. It’s been one of my favourites recently.

I find it lasts longer due to the moisturising finish. Definitely one that can be worn day or night, as it can be layered up for a deeper colour, or worn as one layer which is like a pigmented lipgloss.