Friday, 28 January 2011

Elevate....

If your a fan of big hair then this is for you. Do excuse the crappy web cam picture above, but feel free to love the pretty volume.

Elevate by Neal & Wolf is a volumising lotion that is designed to put an end to drab locks for good.

What they say:
Goodbye to drab, limp locks and hello to luxuriously thick hair, filled with body. ELEVATE has been designed to leave hair stronger, fuller and give more control.

Designed to improve body and texture while enhancing shine and manageability. Specially selected ingredients complete the effect, reducing static and adding a spectacular glossy finish.

Directions Apply throughout towel dried hair before blow-drying with a large round brush to achieve ultimate volume.

What I say:
I'm always trying to find a new product that's going to make my hair bigger and better. With my type of hair I find that volume doesn't tend to last very long, but when I am armed with this its a totally different story. I simply put a 50p sized dollop in my hand, rub it in my hair, blow dry, style and then I'm done.

I already have quite thick hair so its quite hard for me to comment on that side of things, but the elevate side of things gets a massive thumbs up from me.

This product is available from HERE and retails at £11.95 for a 200ml bottle

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Lady In Red

Taking inspiration from an email I received a little while back about the Topshop Unique S/S 11 show, I decided to create the look myself. It was all about the lips with the eyes kept barely there. Skin was left looking fresh with tinted moisturiser and a highlight was applied to the areas the sun would naturally illuminate. SIMPLES.....
In reality this look is so pretty (crappy camera) and my lips were super super red.

Products used:
.Topshop Skin Tint in dark
.Topshop Skin Glow in dark
.Elite red lipgloss - available in Superdrug
.Maybelline Colour Sensation in Pleasure me red

I'm in love with the skin glow at the moment, it really does make skin glow, so if your into the whole dewy illuminate thing like me, you should definitely check it out next time your in topshop.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Smell My Finger.....

I just thought I would do a quick post to show you the newest addition to the Juicy Couture range. Its the Couture Couture solid perfume ring. Its also my first experience with a solid perfume so here we go....

What they say:
The ultimate Valentines gift for Juicy girls on the go. Slip this adjustable solid perfume ring
around your finger for at-whim perfume touchups.


The scent is a succulent blend of Natural Orange Flower, Star Jasmine, Blushed Plum and
Vanilla. Slide open the emblem gem and reveal your secret stash of Couture Couture to keep
your fragrance close at hand!


What I say: I was really shocked when I pulled the ring out of the box as it is really solid and quite heavy, not the flimsy ring I was expecting. Despite it being covered in bling, in reality its not in your face and Its complemented well by the vintage gold casing. I will definitely be wearing this ring on my birthday.

The scent is one I would wear, its somewhere between sweet and musky but its not too much of either (I'm so rubbish at describing things). The solid perfume inside the ring melts at the touch and blends into skin effortlessly. *smells hand* Mmmmm

If you want to get your hands on this ring its available nationwide from 1st February in Debenhams, Harrods, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Selfridges, The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop.

OR you can just keep dropping obvious hints at your man, seen as its valentines day soon.

Couture Couture By Juicy Couture Rrp £35

Monday, 24 January 2011

Fingers Crossed....

Hey girls, sorry for the lack of posting, I have been a tad busy as I'm starting my new job soon *YAY* as well as that I'm also the beauty editor for Champagne and Stilletos so if you don't find me here, I might be there.... Anyway enough with the life stories, onto the post!

When I saw this double finger cross ring on Sammi a while back, I instantly had to have it, but as per usual with the luck I have they were sold out everywhere *insert sad face* but the other day when online shopping with Shirley over twitter (LOL) I discovered ASOS had them back in stock. They had gold and silver, as you can see I went for the silver. They were doing free next day delivery at the time to so overall it was a very happy moment for me -_-

The first ring I received broke!! (sad times) But ASOS promptly replaced it with another through my door the next day *hi five to them*. So if you want to get your hands on one of these rings I would do it now before its too late, its only £8. CLICK HERE

Secondly I just thought Id include whats on my nails right now. Its Avon matte polish in inky blue, I'm really loving it but I have come to realise that matte polish chips like a biatch.

Anyhoo I hope everyone's well, til the next post adios.....x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Black On Black....

I recently purchased a couple matte polishes from Avon, one being the matte black. I decided to do a simple french manicure using the matte black as the base and a normal black for the tip, you could easily paint on the tip using a clear varnish, but I didn't have one to hand that was super glossy. Its the first time I have painted my nails with a matte polish and I really like it, I cant believe I left it so long to jump on the matte wagon.

I really love the look of it and in reality it looks ten times better. I think next time I do this I will go for black leopard print instead.

Are any of you loving mattes at the moment?

The Eraser By Maybelline

Maybelline have recently launched their new eraser foundation....Bold

What they say: The Eraser works above and below the skins surface to help erase the look of fine lines, crows feet, age spots and enlarged pores in an instant! With its patented applicator and active anti-aging formula, The Eraser works on two levels to offer our fastest and most efficient way to erase the appearance of skin imperfection.

What I Say (The Good):I think this is a lovely foundation, its a medium to heavy buildable coverage and is perfect for those who love the airbrushed look. I'm only 24 so I don't have crows feet and age spots, but I do have the odd enlarged pore that this covered nicely. The finish is more on the matte side with a soft glowy sheen and its very easy to blend, with a little going a very long way.

I wore this at the weekend without powdering it to see how long it would last and I got about 6hrs out of it (on my combination skin) before it started fading from my T-zone. Maybelline has always been my go to brand for high street foundations and they never seem to disappoint me.

(The Bad):
The only thing I don't like about this foundation is the whole eraser design. I see where they were trying to go with it but to be honest it just isn't practical. Firstly because you have to twist the neck of the bottle to get the foundation out, and if you click to much and loads comes out there is no way your getting it back in the bottle. And secondly because you cant remove the white sponge applicator to clean it, and if you do clean it your advised to only do so with a dry tissue. I mean after a while its either going to get clogged or its going to be a breeding ground for bacteria : /

All being said Id give this foundation a 8/10 The shad I used is Fawn

Its currently available at feel unique and costs £9.99 delivered

Feel free to ask any questions as I always seem to leave something out.





Friday, 14 January 2011

My Nails Are Lovin.....

This week my nails are loving Foxy Fuchsia by models own.

It has probably featured on my blog in the past, but for those of you that aren't in the know here it is again.


Its such a vibrant pretty colour, and I can never fault models own. I'm starting to stray away from the dark winter colours, it all about vibrant colours now (well for me at least).

Models own is now available in most Boots stores or you can check out their site HERE where they now ship internationally.






Monday, 10 January 2011

Free Make Up Anyone....


Hey ladies, I was meant to get this up yesterday but im hoping that you were all kind of in the loop anyway. But for those who didnt know, Models own have hooked up with Fabulous magazine to give us the chance of getting our hands on a free make up kit worth £24.

The kit contains:
Tweezers
A liquid liner
Duo eyeshadow
An eyelash curler and a Volumising mascara

To get your hands on the kit all you have to do is collect the tokens printed in fabulous from January 9th to the 24th, then head to their nearest selected Tesco store to pick up your free set.

Happy collecting
.x


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Summer Angel

Hey ladies, I'm back... I hope you all had a great Xmas and new year. I just thought I would do a quick post on a little discovery I made on Christmas eve.

As we all know Superdrug had 3 for 2 on cosmetics over Christmas. Now I'm not one to spend money when I don't have too *cough cough lies!* but I do like to think that technically I am saving if theres an offer on. So I picked up a couple of bits then I started searching the shelves for a 3rd item,oh the stress nothing would do! until .....

*Insert Angel music*

I saw this beauty sitting on the shelf just dieing to be swatched. At first I thought nothing of it, and after I swatched it I put it back. But then I heard that little voice inside of me (you girls know the voice I mean) the one that says," if you don't buy me now your going to get home and regret it, and you know when you bring yourself back to this shop, I ain't gonna be here!!"

Don't fear ladies, as you can see from the pictures above I clearly listened to the voice. If your ever in superdrug or boots and you see Rimmel Summer Angel pick it up!! I'm not usually a fan of pink lipstick at all, but this is so pretty, it gives lips a subtle hint of colour, enough for people to say "ooh whats that" and it isn't at all drying. It is now my everyday go to lippie.

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