Monday, 20 December 2010

Review: LUSH Product

Few days ago I popped in to a LUSH store when I was doing my Christmas shopping and I was pleasantly surprised. They have Christmas present boxes that you can just pick up without fuss of getting the gift wrapped. These gifts have various products inside them and they are different sizes and prices. The prices start from £5. I thought that its such a great idea. Especially when you are tired from hours of endless searching for gifts knowing that the work is not over yet , because when you get home you have to wrap the bloody things. LOL
Therefore, I decided to buy two gifts which are displayed bellow for two special people.




I also purchased two Flosty Gritter. One for my friend and one for me. They looked so pink and sparkly that I could not resist and try one the same day in my jacuzzi bath.



This is what it says on the http://www.lush.co.uk about this bubble bar:

Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage is a biennial herb, which grows to a height of about two feet. It is warming and relaxing.

Benzoin

Benzoin is best known for its sweet, balsamic, vanilla and ice cream-like essence. It is used as a fixative in the perfume, which creates a lasting scent on the skin.



I placed the gorgeous bubble bar in the tub.


It did not explode straight away, so I gave it a shake and switched the jacuzzi bubbles on.



That is more like it! It created so much foam that it nearly flooded the bathroom. LOL!

My verdict: 
I love the presentation of this fantastic item. 
It made bath experience more fun.
It smells very nice.
My skin felt ever so soft after the bath.
If you don't have jacuzzi at home you may not get as much bubbles. 
Overall I feel that this is an excellent girlie gift.


Thank you for reading my blog. Comment bellow if you have experience any of the LUSH products.






It's Christmas!

I wish to everyone to have a Marry Christmas and for all your dreams to come true!
This is my Christmas tree with the presents underneath it which I put together only last night. I  think it's important to keep the Christmas spirit up no matter what is going on in your life, because life is short and we have to enjoy every second of it. ;)
On Christmas day I will visit my mum and my brother. We will share the presents and have a meal there. On boxing day we may visit my boyfriends parents. I have not decided what I am going to wear, but I think it will be stylish and casual wear and maybe I will do my make up with a bit of sparkle.

The second picture of the back garden. See, it does not only rains in England. 
I love snow!
 

These are the presents for me and my boyfriend. I think I can guess what some of them are. He He!
I can't wait to open them!

Thank you for reading my blog! I wish you all the best for Christmas! What does your Christmas decorations look like and how will you be celebrating it?



Friday, 17 December 2010

WHICH COLOUR IS NEXT?

Which hair colour should I go next?


This is the colour I am at the moment. The colour is black.


Next, picture was taken a year ago. I had my hair done at the hairdressers, because I was changing from being blonde. This colour is mahogany.



On the last picture I am blonde as you can see. I was blonde for about 6 years. I did not have my hair as long as I do now, since by bleaching my hair so many times it made it very dry. However, I loved being blonde, but it "kills" my hair even if I used the most expensive hair treatments.

Thank you for taking your time to read my blog. Let me know which colour you think I should change to now.  Maybe, Red?

Monday, 6 December 2010

Review on £5 Misguided nail varnish

I bought the COSMO magazine in October  with a free Misguided nail varnish worth £5, so unfortunately that issue is no longer obtainable from the stores. However, the product is still available on www.missguided.co.uk.

I have never heard of this brand before, but I am always up for any bargain freebie with a magazine. As I found out later Misguided is an online clothing shop. I was so existed to try the new nail varnish, because lucky enough the varnish colour I got was the one that I wanted to buy for a while. The colour is called “MissBehave” it has a sort of very girly, soft pink tone.


However, after trying the nail polish I was disappointed. You needed a good three layers of coating to avoid the see through effect. When you first apply the polish, because it’s not well pigmented it goes sticky and this is why you need a few coats of this polish. Another downside to this product is that it takes ages to dry. I had to sit and hold my hands over the radiator for at least 15 minutes. This is a BIG Minus to the nail polish, since in our day and age time is precious. The last negative comment about this item is that it stinks for ages even when the polish is dry. My favourite nail vanish brand is Models Own and I have not experienced the same problems with them as I did with Misguided. L

On the plus side after free coats the colour looks stunning. J


Thank you for reading my blog!!! I would like to hear your thoughts on this product.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Pink Lipsticks Review!!!


MAC “Snob” from the satin collection price is £12. I love this colour. It’s a bright pale pink with a hint of lavender that makes your lips stand out. I tested all the pink shades lipsticks at the MAC store and none of them suited me. The “Angel” shade was too pale for my complexion and “Viva Glam” Lady Gaga did not look right on me. The “Snob” glides on very easy, but it’s not good if you have dry lips. I tend to get dry lips, so I try to moisturise them with Vaseline and drink plenty of water.
MAC “Snob”

The other four pink lipsticks bellow are budget buys. I spent between £2 and £4 on each.

Collection 2000- in 2 Perfect Pink from Volume Sensation

Rimmel -  in 206 Nude Pink from Lasting Finish Lipstick 
Collection 2000 – in 1 Baby Crystal from Crystal Gloss

Collection 2000 – in 6 Bubblegum from Lasting Colour


Collection 2000- in 2 Perfect Pink from Volume Sensation – creamy texture similar to Rimmel -  in 206 Nude Pink. Nice and shimmery pink, good for day and night make up.

Rimmel -  in 206 Nude Pink from Lasting Finish Lipstick – glides on very smoothly, good for dry lips , but I don’t find it long lasting. Very peachy, subtle shimmery colour.

Collection 2000 – in 1 Baby Crystal from Crystal Gloss - beautiful eye catching lipstick. Not good for dry lips.  When applied feels like a nice massage for your lips, because of the large glitter particles in this lipstick.

Collection 2000 – in 6 Bubblegum from Lasting Colour - very creamy texture so easy to apply. Similar colour to Snob by MAC , but slightly brighter and not as drying.

Thanks for reading my blog! Please leave comments bellow if you tried this lipsticks and what you thought about them. :)

Friday, 19 November 2010

What I want for Christmas!!!

This perfume is my all time favourite. It’s for night time, but if I have it I wear it all the time. It's composed of  rose, patchouli and amber.

I've never had GHD straighteners and I always wanted them. Anyone I know tells me how good they are and that they only use this straighteners. My hair is wavy and hard to get it poker straight, but when the hairdressers tried GHD on my hair it looked just perfect. This new limited edition set looks gorgeous and I want it bad!
Yes, holiday please! I’ve not had one for ages. It would be nice to go somewhere hot and exotic like, Thailand, Jamaica or Mexico.






Let me know about your Christmas wishes.
Thanks
x

Shopping in Liverpool!!!

On Wednesday of this week I had a great day shopping! My boyfriend was so lovely he took me to Cheshire Oaks in Liverpool (http://www.cheshireoaksdesigneroutlet.com/ ). I’ve never been there before, but I really liked it. It’s like outdoor shopping village where you have designer brands like Burberry, Lacoste, Levi’s and much more. I normally don’t shop at designer shops, because they are so expensive, but at this place you get up to 60% off in every shop.  I even found store where they had discounted MAC, Bobbi Brown and other cool make up and skin products. I would advise anyone who leaves nearby to check this place out. It’s ideal for buying Christmas presents! :)



My boyfriend treated me to a very nice leather boots from Dune. Their original price was £140 and now they are £98. I have been looking for these everywhere.



For this day I have created bronze, sun kissed, sophisticated look. On the eyes I used Urban Decay "NAKED" palette (Virgin and Sin) on a brow bone and for inner corner of the eye lid, No 7 from Boots (not sure about the colour because label is rubbed off) for eye lid and Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil (Zero on top and for the water line and Ransom for underneath the water line). For the eye brows I used Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil called Oil slick (it’s black and sparkly).


It was windy that day so I have decided to put my hair in a bun.


Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Thank you.







Monday, 15 November 2010

The Glamour Doll look!




I always moisturise my face before I apply my makeup. My face skin gets dry especially in the cold English winters. I decided to try Neutrogena Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser SPF15. It claims to protect your skin from: cold, wind, heat, pollution and sun (I will write a review about this cream at a later date).  Afterwards, I have applied Christian Dior Nude Glow Complexion Enhancer which works as a primer for the face. To be honest I don’t see any difference on me using this product. Next, I have applied Christian Dior Nude Foundation 032 onto my face with my fingers. Normally I would apply my foundation with a brush or a sponge. However, I found that to apply this product with a brush or a sponge is a nightmare. It does not spread evenly on your face. The good quality of this foundation is that your skin feels foundation free. I think this is a quite an important factor in foundation if you wear it all day every day. I’ve powdered my face with a bronzer “ Suddenly Sun – face and body bronze powder” to give it a bit of sun kissed look (don’t forget to apply a bit of bronzer onto the neck and the chest so that you don’t have orange face and a white neck) and contoured under my cheek bones and applied above temples the “ Too Faced Candy Bar Eye Shadow & Shimmer Bar.”





Next I primed the eyelid with Urban Decay eye primer potion to enhance the eye shadow colours and prolong their wear. The eye shadows I used from “Urban Decay NAKED Palette” are : “Virgin”, “Sin” on the lid and brow bone; “Naked” , “Buck”, “Smog” in the crease of the eye and  in the outer corner  of the  eye – “Gunmetal” to give a winged effect. On top of the eye lid I applied “Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil Zero” that I got in the NAKED palette. I only applied my “Christian Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara Black” on top lashes followed by “Eylure Double Lashes”  and white eye pencil on the water line to create this wide eye effect with the emphasis on the upper lashes.
On the lips I applied MAC “Subculture” Lipliner and glide on MAC “HoneyLove” Lipstick and finally to lift the lips with Gosh “Light’n Shine” Lip Glaze.





Products used:
For the face:
Christian Dior Nude Glow Complexion Enhancer (works as a primer for a face)                                           
Christian Dior Nude Foundation 032
Too Faced Candy Bar Eye Shadow & Shimmer Bar
Suddenly Sun – face and body bronze powder
For the eyes:
Christian Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara Black
Urban Decay NAKED Palette
Urban Decay eye primer potion
White eye pencil
Eylure Double Lashes
For the lips:
MAC “Subculture” Lipliner
MAC “HoneyLove” Lipstick
Gosh “Light’n Shine” Lip Glase
White eye pencil
Eylure Double Lashes