Monday, 9 January 2012

MAC Haul and Review

Hello Lovelies,

In my recent post on what I bought in the boxing day sales, I gave you a sneak peak at what I bought from MAC. I was so excited to finally pick some things up. The makeup artist was absolutely lovely, she chose some beautiful colours that really work well with my skin tone too.

Here's what I bought...

Paint Pot in Groundwork
This is the loveliest bronzy/brown shade. It gives a lovely wearable wash of colour to the eyes, or works as an amazing base for a neutral eye.

Lipstick in Plumful
Hands down this is my favourite lipstick EVER. Not that I own an enormous amount, but this is simply beautiful. It has an amazing formulation (its a lustre), feels good on the lips and really complements my skin tone. It is a gorgeous plummy red shade that is just dark enough to have an effect, but not too dramatic either. It can be dabbed on the lips for everyday wear, or worn opaque for a night out. Bloody love it!

Eyeshadow in Coppering
I bought this as a slightly more dramatic edition to my neutral palette, it is a gorgeous red/copper shade that is surprisingly very wearable.

Blush in Blushbaby
This was one of those 'I shouldn't buy anymore so ill leave it, but then you go back to the store later and pick it up' purchases :) Dreadful as that is, I do not regret it at all. I don't think I own a blush like this. Quite simply, it is soft, matte, contouring loveliness.

Writing this post, I realise just how much I bought :P. I must say though, I am very pleased with all the products and have already used them multiple times in the last week.

Have you bought any new makeup items recently?
Much Love

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lazy Days

100 followers!! Giveaway Ideas?

Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick post to say thank you so much for helping me reach one hundred followers. I know it isn't about numbers, but to know that so many people read - and hopefully enjoy-my blog is literally mind boggling to me!

Picture from here.

To celebrate this milestone I have decided to give a little something back. I will be holding a giveaway for all of my lovely readers. It would be greatly appreciated if you could give as many suggestions as possible as to what you would like! If I'm going to spend my money on this, I want it to be something that you would want - also bare in mind I am a student.;)

I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
Here's to a beauty filled 2012!

Thank You Again!
Much Love

Friday, 6 January 2012

Boxing Day Sales

Hello Lovelies,

Being the dedicated shopper that I am, I dragged myself out of bed at 8am Boxing Day and tootled off into Leeds City Centre to brave the sales. Boy o' boy am I glad I did:)

Not only did I get to spend (too much) of my Christmas money, I also managed to pick up a few things I really wouldn't have expected to buy. (I may also have picked up a few cheeky 'non sale' items :P *oops*)

I'll start with the beauty related items as I feel this may interest you most.
My first stop was LUSH, equipped with the £15 voucher from my parents. I was so excited to find all of the Christmas gifts and products 50% off. I picked up a £35 box containing 12 things, for only £17! Amazing right?

It's called the 12 days of Christmas.
All of the products smell delicious, there isn't even the usual 'not as nice as the rest' suspect.

I also picked up an extra Cinders bath bomb :)

My Second stop was Harvey Nichols (with my £20 voucher) to visit the MAC counter. There was no sale on here, but I haven't been to MAC in ages so picked up a few items that the makeup artist (who was amazing) recommended. Everywhere else in the store was madness though, I'm talking middle aged women fighting over PRADA handbags crazy :')

I then went to Superdrug and picked up one of the Rimmel lipsticks from the Kate Moss collection and two new nail polishes.

327 Heart on Fire
520 Camouflage Chic
Lipstick 008 (I couldn't see a name)
My surprise item of the trip was actually an extra Christmas gift from my mother. I've been in need of some sturdy winter boots for a really long time as my current boots are starting to deteriorate after three loving years. I decided to go for something a little different this time. Take a look at these beauties...

How frickin' cute are they!! Now I know many people will hate these, but they are honestly so so versatile and incredibly girly of course. Its amazing how many things they go with (post soon.)

I also found these cute (slightly less daring boots) in the sale at new look for £30 (down from £70) and thought they were amazing quality for the price.

I also picked up a new handbag(pictured with docs) for £6 and an adorable jewellery stand from NEXT for £4.
This jewellery stand was originally £10 and I have been eyeing it up for ages, but could not justify the price. I jumped at the chance to buy it in the sales XD. It looks so beautiful with my earrings displayed on the mantle piece :)

That was a very long post.
It seems I went a little mad on the shopping front ;)
If you made it this far, congratulations and if you would like any in depth reviews on the items mentioned just let me know.
Did anyone else pick up some bargains in the Sales?

Much Love

Monday, 2 January 2012

Presents from Santa

Hello Lovelies,

So the festive period is officially over and there is a whole year full of hope and new beginnings straight ahead of us. I have had an amazing holiday, relaxing with my friends and family and getting a short rest bite from uni work. It's back to revision now though.

Have any of you made resolutions? If you have please leave a comment as I would love to know what they all are! I have two myself:

1. Don't miss any lectures this year (not that I have already :P)

2. Make a blogging schedule and stick to it. I really want to get my blog off the ground this year :)

Today's post is on all of the amazing presents I received for Christmas. I was unsure whether or not to do this post, but I love to read others like this so i thought, why not? :)

I was so lucky to receive everything I was given this Christmas and I honestly love every single thing. So thank you if any of you are reading this!

Here is an overview of everything.

Kitchen Utensils, Acre of the Moon (from boyfriend:P), Cross Body Bag, Duvet Cover, Russian Doll Purse, Red Cushion, T-shirts and Jeans, 4x4 Rubiks Cube, Books, Soap & Glory Goodies, Betty Jackson Nail Polish Set, Models Own Nail Art Pen, LUSH £15 voucher, Banana Protector :') and Christmas Box. :)

My main present was this wonderful docking station, so I can listen to lots of music at Uni. It has amazing sound quality and goes VERY loud :) This is my bedside table at home, in case you were wondering.

What did Santa bring you for Christmas?
Much Love

Sunday, 1 January 2012

No Glitter Here!

Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick post to show you my New Years Eve make up. Those who follow me on twitter may have already seen a glimpse of this, but for those who haven't, here it is :)

I have no idea why, but as I let my imagination do it's stuff, I seem to have ended up with a very 60's inspired look. Think twiggy lashes and pale lips. Not an ounce of glitter in sight. I really loved how it turned out though!

*Insert very large picture of Lou here*

No7 Lift & Luminate Foundation in Alabaster (Review Soon)
Garnier Roll on under eye concealer in Very Fair
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 001
MAC Blush in Blushbaby

MAC Shadow in Brule
Loreal Super Liner in Carbon Black
Benefit Eye Bright
Loreal Blue Eyes Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Eylure Naturalites Lashes in 101

Nivea Lip balm
Barry M Lipstick in 101 (yes i went there!)
MAC Cremesheen in Fashion Scoop

What do you think?
Much Love