Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Here's the makeup I wore today, nothing special just one of my favourite eyeshadow combinations. I'm also back to wearing my hair curly. Why did I ever stop?

- MAC's Prep & Prime: I haven't worn primer in a while but want to use this up. I don't notice any difference in the longevity of my makeup wether I prime my face first or not.
- MAC Mineralize Satin Finish NC25
- MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
- MAC Enough Said blush: I don't use this enough
- Chanel Bronze Universal: this is a must for every collection

- Painterly paint pot
- Revlon colourstay shadow in Champagne
- All That Glitters e/s
- Mulch e/s
- Blacktrack fluidline
- Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara
- I've also been experimenting with Eylure's Individual lashes. I have 2 medium sets applied to the outer corners of both eyes.

- Rimmel Airy Fairy which was purchased prior to Project 10 Pan. So far I haven't got through any products yet hence me using my primer.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Need your opinion

For those who follow me on Twitter, you may know I have to attend a wedding in May. This leaves me with a limited amount of time in which to plan my outfit.

This is what I have come up with so far:

Dress: French connection

Heels: New Look

Clutch: Topshop

To complete this outfit I would probably accessorize with some gold/brown/aqua jewellery and cover up with a tan blazer.

What do you think?

Please leave comments with any suggestions of suitable wedding attire x

Monday, 13 April 2009

Outfit of the day: 2

This was actually yesterdays outfit but I was too tired to post last night.

I took my dogs to the beach because it was a gorgeous day and would have been a shame to waste it.

Tunic: H&M
Vest (worn underneath): Topshop
Jeans: Topshop
Pumps: Primark
Wooden bangles: Gift

Here are some pictures of my dogs at the beach:

This is Charlie showing off his swimming skills

This is Jack. He would only dip his paws in, not much of a swimmer.

Hope you all had a lovely Easter break x

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Drugstore EOTD

A few days ago I received a Maybelline eyeshadow palette in the post and have been wearing it these past two days.

I was inspired to keep my eye products to drugstore only, well most of them anyway.

Products used:

As my base I used a Maybelline Dream Mousse eyecolour in Caramel Karma. This has not creased on me what so ever, definately will have to check out the other shades. 

The Maybelline palette is in 40 Designer chocolates. I applied the cream shade to the inner corners, the two medium shades all over the lid and the dark brown in the crease. This was a really easy look to do and was complete in a few minutes.

For mascara I used Rimmel's Sexy Curves. This mascara is ok but not great, I still need to play about with it a bit more. i find the brush hard to use on my lower lashes. Does anyone else have this problem?

Lastly for liner I cheated and used MAC Fluidline. This is my favourite liner. It's easy to apply, lasts all day and I like the finish compared to liquid liners which don't look natural on me and pencil liners always transfer to the upper part of my eye.

And the rest?

Cheeks: Benefit Coralista

Lips: The Body Shop Born Lippy Watermelon lip balm which is a sheer milky pink colour. If MAC's Underage was made into a lip balm this is what I imagine it to be like.

Have a lovely easter everyone. I can't wait to tuck into my bunny :)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Shopping on a budget

Today I followed in Kelanjo19's footsteps and went makeup shopping armed with only £20.

In total I got four items, the majority of which were on my to get list.

We have:
1) Maybelline Watershine Gloss in Baby Pink
2) GOSH Soft N' Shine Lip Balm in Barbie
3) GOSH Cool Lip Jam in 101
4) Eyeko Pastel Polish (I can't get over how tiny this is)

The Maybelline gloss is fantastic. It's a lovely milky pink and isn't too sticky. It reminds me a bit of MAC's Underage but more pinky and doesn't have to be blended onto your lips.

All these items were bought from Superdrug. Total spent = £20.04

I then sort of cheated.

After reading reviews on the Oui Oui Oui lip butter from The Body Shop I had to get my very own. I also needed a body exfoliator so I allowed myself these purchases. To me they are essential and I do need them, sort of :)

Whilst paying I was told by the sales assistant that I didn't redeem my birthday purchase in the month of February and that I could pick anything in the store worth £10.

I've got lots of body butters and nothing else really caught my eye. But I remember reading about their Vitamin E Face Mist which is said to rival MAC's Fix+, this I had to try.

To make up the remaining balance I picked one of their Born Lippy lip balms in watermelon. I'm a sucker for anything with this scent.

I love shopping and getting lots of bargains.

What bargains have you acquired?

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sugarsweet Haul

For me this collection was all about the MSF's.

Nothing else really appealed to me and I already own some of the products released, namely Lollipop Loving and Saint German lipstick and Penny shadestick.

Overall I didn't get a lot but I'm glad of the pennies saved.

We have Perfect Topping and Refined msf's, Bubbles lipstick and Aquavert eyeshadow, the lovely MA even gift boxed my purchases.

The msf's are love. Today I wore Refined alone on my cheeks which gave a lovely tan glow. 

I wouldn't normally buy a green eyeshadow especially a pastel green but I thought this would be great applied to the inner corners and IMO I was right. If you have brown eyes this really makes them pop.

I wasn't going to get Bubbles because I had no idea how to wear a frosty white lipstick but the MA suggested that I could tone down other lip colours by applying this as a base. The frosty effect highlights the lips and can make them look bigger. I tend to blend it in around the edges so that it only highlights my cupids bow.

I had thought about getting Peppermint Patti nail polish but after reading Lollipop26's blog post regarding Barry M's nail paint in 304 i'll opt for this instead. I love dupes :)

Thats it for this collection, nothing too exciting. I'd love to hear what you got or plan to get.


Xen-Tan - Face Results

Happy1234 has requested some photos of my face after using Xen- Tan.

I apply it all over my face and neck before bedtime and wash it off in the morning. I just use a simple cotton pad to spread it over my face, this method works well for me.

I top up the tan on my face every 3 days and my body every 7 days.

For reference I'm nc15 in MAC which at times looks dark on me but with Xen-Tan i'm up to nc25.

Beware these photos are of my bare face which you shall all see is far from flawless.

Sorry I had to crop this one, I had two huge, horrible spots.

Hope this was what you were after happy1234  x

Friday, 3 April 2009

Outfit of the day: 1

We had some gorgeous weather here today in Belfast which encouraged me to perk up my normally boring work attire.

I kept my outfit basic but paired it with a statement necklace which gave it more of a summery vibe.

Shirt: H&M
Trousers: River Island
Necklace: River Island
Shoes (not seen): Topshop

Necklace on closer inspection (excuse the patchy tan):

It is actually coral but appears more red in photographs and looks great on tanned skin, natural or fake ;)

How do you incorporate a bit of style into your work wardrobe?