Thursday, 11 August 2011

Update + FOTD!

Hi everyone, sorry I have been a bit MIA the past week, but i've found myself quite busy during the days which meant no time to blog. And then the past few days I didn't feel in the right mood to blog after watching all of these horrible riots on the news and seeing all of the awful damage being caused. But it looks as though most places have been calm recently and work can now be started towards cleaning up the aftermath of the riots, which is at least some good news.

Bad news aside, however, i've had quite a busy week, seeing friends and getting a lot of stuff organised in my house and such. I am working on fitting time to blog into my days, even when i'm busy though so posts should hopefully become more regular :)

Seeing as I was doing this 'update' post today, I thought I may as well include a Face of the Day picture for you. My makeup was very simple, however I added a pop of colour to brighten my face a bit, as we had quite miserable weather today. And once you get to know me, you'll know that I really am a very neutral kinda girl when it comes to everyday makeup, so I only really add a pop of colour like this when i'm feeling particularly adventurous! But hey ho, here's my face! :

Makeup used:
*MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NC20
*Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - Light 2
*Bobbi Brown Touch Up Stick - Beige 3
*Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder - Pale Yellow 1 
*Natural Collection Eyeshadow - Asteroid
*Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara - Black 01
*Clinique Long Last Lipstick - Rose Shimmer 61

What's your favourite product to brighten up your face with?

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

NOTD: Summery Sky-Blue

Hi everyone!
If you saw my last blog post (Boots Mini Haul) you'll know that I brought a nice new blue nail polish from Ruby & Millie. Well I was quite excited to try out the polish so painted my nails in it today.

First of all, I love the colour! It's a really summery and pretty sky blue shade and is perfect for these bright summer days. I was actually looking for a nice summery shade of blue so i'm happy I found this one. However, i'm not too keen on the very unimaginitive name 'Blue' for the polish... But hey ho!

The polish is nice to apply, although it was a little gloopy which I presumed was down to it being stored in a really warm place, so I kept mine in the fridge for an hour or so earlier and it's now a lot easier to apply. It doesn't take too long to dry, which I like, and has quite a nice glossy finish.

Overall I really like this nail polish, and seeing as it was only £2.75, you can't grumble! I'll be getting lots of wear out of this polish during the rest of Summer, and I think it will be nice for Winter too.

What do you think of the colour?

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mini Boots Haul!

Hi everyone! I'm blogging from my phone today so I hope this post works, and looks ok! If not I apologise :)
Anyway, I popped into Boots today to get some moisturiser and whilst in there I found quite a few unexpected bargains - which you can see (hopefully).

Ok so first of all there was a nice little '2 for £4' offer on all Nivea Daily Essentials products, and as my moisturiser is from this range I managed to stock up on two. Each tube is usually £3.98 so I basically got two for the price of one :)

Then I noticed my favorite Radox Smoothie shower gels were on offer too, so I picked up two. I got the Coconut and Almond one and a Tropical one. They were half price so were £1.40 each I think. Again I got two for the price of one hehe!

The most exciting purchases I found, however, were from Ruby & Millie. I only found out today that R&M have actually been discontinued, so was quite surprised to find a load of their products with 75% off. I love R&M eyeshadows and always have done as it used to be my Mothers favourite makeup brand when I was growing up, so she used to let me experiment with her R&M shadows while she put her own makeup on. My first proper makeup product was actually a gorgeous blue R&M eyeshadow. So anyway, there were a few products I managed to pick up for a bargain price today:
Eyeshadow pen in Bronze/Gold - £3
White eyeliner pencil - £2.75
I-define pens in Silver and Bronze - £3
Nail polish in Blue - £2.75

So that's all of my little bargains today! Overall I saved £54 on my whole shopping trip which made me very happy! :) i'm excited to try out my new products and may includecthem in future posts.

Did you snap up any bargains from the Ruby & Millie reductions?

Monday, 1 August 2011

Makeup Tag!

Hi everyone! I was struggling to think of a blog post to do today, so thought i'd do a Tag post that I saw on Beauty She Writes blog, which you can see here. So here's the questions:


How many times do you wash your face daily? 

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

What is your current facial wash?
Bobbi Brown Lathering Tube Soap

Do you exfoliate?
Yep, about once or twice a week

What brand do you use?
Liz Earle 

What moisturiser do you use?
Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream (for oily skin)

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes I do :(

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Not yet, and I don't think I will


What foundation do you use?
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20

How about concealer?
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection in Light 2 for undereye circles and Bobbi Brown Touch Up Stick in Beige 3 for blemishes

Do you know your undertone color?
Yellow I think

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I don't use them a lot, but I like wearing them sometimes if I want a more dramatic look

Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?

What brand of mascara do you use?
Clinique at the minute, but I like Maybelline for a drugstore brand

Sephora or MAC?
Well i've never been to Sephora unfortunately, so MAC 

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Kabuki brush for foundation and powder, blush brush for blush and eye brushes

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
At the minute, I use a pale eyeshadow as a base

For the face?
Yes, I'm using 17 Photo Flawless Primer at the moment

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I don't have a fav colour, but I mainly like brown or bronze kinda shades

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Usually gel :) 

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not very often, it's usually with mascara!

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They're a bit too messy with me.. 

Do you use mineral makeup?
I have a few mineral products but I generally don't use mineral makeup

What is your favorite lipstick?
I'm not a big lipstick person so i've not yet found my fav!

How about lipgloss?
Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Currant 09

What is your favorite blush to use?
A Clinique one, but the name has rubbed off so I dunno which colour :(

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I've looked but never have

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yep, for things like eyeshadows and stuff

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I've thought about it and probably would when I'm older and have time

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not usually, but eyeliner and mascara sometimes get messy

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Really strong blusher or bronzer!

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Mainly neutral

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Umm, so many! Jessica Alba's always looks good though

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I don't like to, as i'm really insecure about my skin but I have done a few times

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Depends how bad my skin is

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I don't have one that i think is the complete best yet! I like different brands for different products

What do you think of Makeup??
It's a good way to change up your look and enhance the parts of your face you love and want to draw attention to, whilst concealing the parts you're more insecure about :)

I hope you all enjoyed my tag and learnt a little more about me! If you do the tag please let me know and i'll have a read :)