December 30, 2010
December 25, 2010
On a bit of a roll here with painting my nails but, Purple Majestic had a bit of an accident with some cellotape (just realised what a weird word "cellotape" is).... Anyways, my Christmas Day nails are a combo of Chanel's Intermezzo as a base with the super glittery and festive Juicy Jules by Models Own on top! Really love this combo even if it is a bit OTT! Enjoy and Happy Christmas!
December 24, 2010
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE! And, in the spirit of Christmas, I have decided to give you a little sneak peak at part of my make-up collection-my MAC Eyeshadow Palettes! I will be getting more eyeshadows for Christmas and when I am on my post-Christmas London shopping trip so, when I haul from them, you will know what I am adding to!
December 23, 2010
Nothing too exciting, I'm afraid! Just a lovely festive purple colour courtesy of Models Own's Purple Mystique!
As you can see from the picture on the right, Purple Mystique is very much like Chanel's Vendetta. Both are equally lovely colours but, you can just make out the subtle difference in that picture; Purple Mystique has a magenta duochrome which, on the first coat, is the predominant colour (second coat gives you colour of my nails on the left) while Vendetta has a blue duochrome which makes that polish much much darker on application! Still, I think it's fair to say that the MO version is a cheaper but just as nice version of the Chanel. Dupe Alert!
December 22, 2010
On Saturday evening I braved the cold (it was so freezing my face was sore!) to go down to the shops for a few bits I wanted for going out. Ended up getting a few really nice things! Read on to see what I got...
December 21, 2010
December 18, 2010
December 15, 2010
After I mentioned it to my mam, she gave me a sample of Lancome's Hydra Zen Neurocalm Moisturiser to see if it would help at all.
Soap & Glory do a line of really fun and affordable products that have captured a lot of my attention of late. The packaging is a joy - it's so pink and kitsch and never fails to escape my notice.
They do a wide range of products ranging from hair care to cosmetics that all have the same sweet scent. I've tried a good few so far and have been impressed overall! Read on for detailed reviews...
December 14, 2010
December 13, 2010
This is a fun tag that was going around the YouTube beauty community but, since I don't do videos, I thought I would put it here!
Hope you enjoy.
I can safely say that my confidence would be shot to pieces without a decent foundation, especially on nights out. Nothing is more unattractive than a greasy face! I have a few firm favourites, which I may list in another post, but am always on the look out for another gem...
December 12, 2010
I have always loved painting my nails, despite the fact they are short and quite weak. However, I have never really understood the need for a base coat/top coat- nail care for me is simply filing, shaping and buffing them. I have always found extras like base coats make your nails unnecessarily thick and more prone to chipping/peeling off which drives me insane!
December 11, 2010
Skincare is, arguably, one of the most important parts of any beauty regime. You can have the best make-up and the most expensive brushes, but nothing replaces having a good base on which to apply it.
I'm lucky enough to have relatively good skin. It is normal in type and doesn't tend to breakout. Winter is the only time it really acts up, getting the odd dry patch from going from freezing cold outside to the centrally heated indoors. With that said, my skincare routine is pretty simple and relatively cheap.
(Sidenote: I do suffer with eczema on my body, especially in winter, and have a skin care routine and some tips and tricks for dealing with it! But, that's for another post.)
Over the years, I've had endless trouble with my skin. Acne has plagued me on and off for years and the subsequent scarring also really bothers me. I've tried endless products and was even put on antibiotics for my acne at the age of sixteen.
To be perfectly honest, I can't remember the last time I stepped out of the house without foundation and concealer on, but I do feel that my skin has settled somewhat now that I'm in my twenties - here's hoping it'll stay that way! I would label my skin as combination, but recent posts from Amy have had me doubting myself!