Thursday, 23 August 2012

Models Own Jade Stone With Foil-y Accent!

I bought this gorgeous nail polish from Boots the other day and have been wearing it non-stop, so thought I'd jazz it up a little so I wouldn't get bored (not that I could, look how preeeetty!)

Here's how I did it:

You will need-
~Base Coat
~Any Pastel Nail Polish
~High Shine Top Coat
~Tin Foil (cut into very thin strips)
~Nail File to Shape Nails

Step 1: File nails to desired shape.
Step 2: Apply Base Coat
Step 3: Depending on the opacity of your polish apply 1-2 coats, and wait for it to dry until it feels slightly tacky (this helps the foil strips stick to it better!)
Step 4: Press on foil strips into whatever pattern you desire.
Step 5: Apply a generous coat of top coat.

Ps. I have an exciting GIVEAWAY coming up, so don't forget to follow! :D

Have a fab day! :D xx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Big Make Up Acadamy Haul For A Little Price!

Hi guys! Today's post is a haul from MUA. I ordered these babies off their website and although they took a little while longer than I expected to arrive, I am EXTREMELY impressed with the quality of these lip products. I got 5 lipsticks, at £1 each! and a Love Hearts Lip Balm. Swatches at the end! (I will also be giving away MUA products in my upcoming Giveaway, so don't forget to follow!)

MUA Lipstick in Shade 3- This is a very pigmented, vibrant fuchsia colour and has a lovely creamy formula, as do all the other lipsticks.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 10- This is a fantastic daytime colour as although it looks quite dark, its sheer so gives you just the right amount of colour.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 11- This one is also a great daytime lipstick as it is a lovely, subtle orangey-brown colour.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 4- This is a true Barbie-pink! I wouldn't say this is very wearable, but it's a fun one to have in your collection for various occasions.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 6-  This is my favourite one that I bought! It's a very wearable daytime pink that is not in-your-face.

Also, I read that the compartment on the bottom of the lipsticks was a gloss, but I personally think it's just a little bit more of the lipstick, which I'm not complaining about because it's even BETTER value for money (if that's possible).

MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm in Sweet Kiss- I love, love, love this! It's suuuuper smooth, gives just the right amount of colour to my lips and has really great lasting power!

(Click to enlarge.)

Thanks for reading, have a great day! :) xx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Collection 2000 Pump Up The Volume Waterproof Mascara Review

(See results below!)

This was a bit of an impulse buy, as I was on my way out and it decided to absolutely chuck it down with rain so I bought this as I didn't have any waterproof mascaras. Little did I know that this would turn into my daily mascara. Its formula and brush remind me very much of my favourite The Falsies mascara (but at a much more purse friendly price!). 

It gives great length and a considerable amount of volume. As for how waterproof it actually is, my answer would be, VERY. I tested it very vigorously with warm water and a good ole rub, but it didn't budge. This being said, it does make it quite difficult to remove but I use a Johnsons Make Up wipe hold it onto my eyelashes for around 30 seconds and then wipe it away fairly easily. Very impressed with this mascara!

Without Mascara:

With Mascara:

The wand:

Have a great day and don't forget to follow as I have a very exciting Giveaway coming up! xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

August Glossybox 2012

To be quite honest I'm disappointed with this months box as two of the items in it were broken :( Read on for my opinions of the rest of the products. 

Vera Valenti L'Ombre a Paupiere Margarita 

First of all, the mirror in the middle has popped out and is rattling around inside the packaging along with bits of eye shadow. Second of all, the packaging looks sooo cheap it looks like little kiddies make-up. Third of all, I haven't even opened this because quite frankly I'm not interested. 


I was quite happy to receive this as I have always wanted to try it, but haven't as of yet because I didn't wear lipstick today! 

Alessandro Pro White

This little product intrigued me as I've not really seen a similar product. I don't necessarily get yellow nails as I always use a base coat under any polish. I'd been picking at my nail varnish so it was a bit of a mess, so I removed it and applied this. It applies really nicely and looks fine in artificial lighting but outdoors it looks a 'lil bit toooo blue.  

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

This feels a bit odd to use at first because you just apply it onto your dry face, but once you've rubbed it in and rinsed it off, it does leave your skin feeling nice and clean.

Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink

Well, I opened the lipstick and wondered where the bloody thing was just as it fell out from the bloody lid onto my bloody carpet! It was broken off right from the base so very disappointed. Not a happy bunny.

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure

I was chuffed when I saw these in my Glossybox as I had been really wanting to try some, but hadn't bought any as I wasn't sure whether they were worth the hype, but now I can see if they are! Whooopeee.

What did you think of your Glossybox's? Did yours all arrive in one piece?

Have a great day xx 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

FOTD: For A Date I Can't Remember..

I was looking through the photos on my iPod and came across a lost FOTD post haha, so as the title suggests, I'm not sure what day this was. 

L'Oreal True Match
Nars Orgasm

MUA Matte Eyeshadow in Shade 16 from lash line up to brow. 
Urban Decay Buck all over lid and along lower lash line.
Urban Decay Hustle in crease.
MAC Carbon along upper lash line.
Eyeko Skinny Eye Liner in Plum on upper and lower waterline. 
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara 

The Body Shop Lip Tint 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day xx

Friday, 3 August 2012

July Favourites!

I'm back! The reason I've been gone so long is because I've been away, camping. It was spur of the moment so that's why I didn't have time to put it on here. So anyway, onto July Favourites!

Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner- This really helps to keep my highlighted blonde hair vibrant, and the conditioner is lovely and rich so really helps untangle my super knotty hair! I'll be doing a full review on these soon.

Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara- I've re-found the love of my life. Ok, that may be a bit dramatic but I really do love this mascara! Review and pictures here.

Flo Atomizer- This was perfect to take camping with me so I didn't have to haul a heavy glass bottle of perfume with me.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Concentrated Cream- My hands get really dry whenever I go camping, and this is by far the best hand cream I have ever tried. It's super rich and creamy and just sinks into your hands like butter without leaving any greasy residue at all. 

Clarins Multi-Active Jour Day- I think this comes in jar now rather than a pump, but I have been using this for years. It has a really fresh scent and feels light, yet nourishing on the skin. This, again, is great for camping as it has SPF which you need when you're outside from morning 'til night!

Elizabeth Arden Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder- This is great for giving you a faux-glow (see what I did there..) as it's not overly shimmery or orangey. 

Now for two random favourites!

Oral-B Pro-Expert Toothpaste in Clean Mint- I love this toothpaste! It feels like its actually cleaning your teeth rather than just being too strong and minty. It also tastes a little bit cinnamon-y which I looove, weird I know. 
Complimints in Spearmint-(These are from Aldi fyi.) I don't usually like mints as they leave a horrible film on your mouth and teeth, but these don't at all and they taste reaaaal gooooood. 

Hope you have a great weekend! xx