Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Alice In Underland!!

Hey y'all!! So yesterday Kassie form the fabulous Unique-Desire tagged me in a Disney Princess post. I'll be honest, I'm not really much of a Disney fan...or a Princess for that matter!! But I thought what the heck, I'll give it a go. I Love Kassies blog, she creates some absolutely stunning looks so I really wanted to do her proud!! I thought I was going to struggle for inspiration as the only Disney thing I have ever Loved is Alice In Wonderland. I loved the book when I was a child (ahem even still now haha) and have loved all the different re-creations of it since. So imagine my glee when I took the challenge and discovered I was Alice - Yay. The questions were as follows...


*You have/had long blond hair...Check!

*You constantly day dream of another world...Always getting told off for daydreaming

*You have an active imagination...VIVID!!

*You’re very curious...This has often got the better of me :S

*You try to show off your knowledge...Hopefully in a way that helps others "/

*You are polite or talk very formally...I was brought up well haha

*You don’t like books without picture...Not true!! I love all books

*You love or have a cat...The gorgeous fuddah

*You tend to act more mature than your age...Mostly!! I have my moments though

*You have been told that you’re mad or not right in your head...Ha not to my face!!

So that gave me 8/10 which was the highest score I got for any of them. I've not included all the other Princess questions, but if you want to see them please pop over to Kassies blog and take a look. After you've answered all the questions you then have to do a look inspired by your Disney Princess. Now...those of you that know me will know I'm probably closer to Callow Lilys Alice as opposed to Disneys!! So what I tried to do was take inspiration from both, along with some of the scenery and other characters.

So anyway here's my final look...

I tried to make it look like I was falling down the rabbit hole. So whadayathink? For this I'm going to tag everyone that reads this, that wants to do it. Don't let not being a Disney lover put you's fun.

Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

And You Thought Disco Barbie Was The Bomb...

Meet Shellac Rockstar!! The newest offering from CND. I've just started doing this in my salon and I love it!!

Shellac is definitely my favourite and most popular service so I think this will go down a treat. Any previous beef I've had with Shellac has merely been that I get bored!! But now with Rockstar I can have different colours and glittery textures...Hurray!! It's also prompted me to start experimenting with Shellac nail art too so I'm sure there will be some posts to follow about that. But anyway, enough of the chatter!! Have a look at some more pictures...

Isn't it Beautiful!! This particular mani reminds me of Crystal Barbies Shoes haha. I really don't know why I'm obsessed with Barbie at the minute?? But anyways, hope you all like it :D

Speak Soon xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Here Comes The Sun...I Hope!!

Depressed by all the rubbish weather we're having I thought I'd make an offering to the Sun God Ra. Hopefully he will hear my prayers and send me some nice weather as I've got another six weeks before I go on holiday and I can't cope with anymore rain!!

To create this look I applied NYX JEP in Milk as a base above the crease and NYX JEP in Black Bean as a base for the lid. Next I used NYX Morocco in the crease and Sleek Acid palette Black on the lid. After this I added the Sleek Circus palette purple above the crease with Sleek Circus palette red above this. I followed this with Sleek Acid palette orange above the red, and Sleek Acid palette yellow above this. Then I used Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Pink to highlight. After this I lined my lash line and water line with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero and Ransom. Then I used NYX Morocco to line the lower lash line and NYX Candy Glitter liner in Crystal over this. To finish I applied Girls Aloud Lashes in Nadine.

I also entered the look for MUG's weekly challenge too. Stop by and have a mooch at all the looks if you haven't already. Everyone's done a great job. Anyway, hope the weather's better where you are.

Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Pretty In Pink!!

Today I thought I'd show you some of my favourite Pink Lipsticks. I absolutely love lipsticks and my favourite colour to wear is Pink!! I like all of these for different reasons, but the top four are my absolute favourite...

Ok so first up is Corrupt by Illamasqua. It's a bright, deeply pigmented matt pink. This colour is very bold, but I really do love it!! The formular is a little drying though so I have to remember to use a balm after I've worn it.

Next is Narcissus from NYX. I didn't hold out much hope when I placed my first order of NYX Lipsticks...I mean how good could they be for a quid? How wrong was I!! Narcissus is one of my all time favourite lipsticks. The formula for this one is very dry though, but as long as I remember to wear a balm before I apply it everything's fine.

Then it's another lipstick from NYX I'm affraid (in fact 6 of the top 10 are). Louisiana is like a Cremesheen version of Corrupt. It's not an exact colour match and it's not quite as bright, but it's still very beautiful, and very definitely one of my favourites.

Next up is Sky Pink a beautiful Lustre, and yup you guessed it, it's from NYX haha. I love this colour for everyday wear. It's a nice soft neutral pink with a sparkly twist.

While the first four on the list are my faves, the next few aren't in any kind of order, they just happen to be pinks I like. Chloe another colour from NYX (what can I say, they're really good value for money) is a beautiful deep pink with a blue shimmer. One of my favourite combo's.

Mac's Of Royalty is another great lipstick for everyday use. It's Cremesheen formula is really moisturising and it's neutral colour goes with everything.

Now, I was so excited when I saw the next lipstick. I really thought Macs Superior was going to be Macs Rags to Riches Dazzle Glass in a stick...I was so let down!! For me it's just too sheer. I guess I forgot to check the finish before I bought it!! I admit I did sulk about this for a while, but then I learned to appreciate it for what it is...a sheer version of Rags to Riches haha. When full on glitter just isn't appropriate (shocking thought I know) in comes Superior. A quick slick of this and I'm pink and glittery but in a more subtle and grown up way. Winner!!

Another beautiful colour is Christie. It's a gorgeous Pink colour with a Gold Frost. It's another one that's great if you want a soft pink with a shimmery twist for every day use. I think all the swatching had made my lips a bit darker by this point, as Christie is a little paler than this normally.

Next up is Paris. A beautiful Pink Cremesheen. The formula is really moisturising, the colour is really pretty, and yes it's another win for NYX.

Then finally, last but not least, is Hot Wired by Nars. I really like the colour of Hot Wired and that's about it!! I think there are more things I don't like about it than do. Lets start with the smell/taste, which is horrible!! I can't even describe it, I just know I don't like it!! Then there's the's far to sticky for my liking. Add that to the fact that it comes in a pot and it takes me about 20 mins to apply it with a brush, and it's a wonder I wear it!! But like I said, the colour makes it all worth while. It's a deep hot pink with a blue shimmer and it's gorgeous!! What more need I say :D

So there you have it, my favourite pink lipsticks. What's your favourite Pink Lipstick? Got any recommendations?

Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Put your hands up, who likes a nice tan? Me!! I do, I do!! That said though, I am fully aware of the dangers of over exposure to the sun, so for the most part I do try to fake it. I have no desire to look like Magda from 'There's Something About Mary'.

However, those of you that know me will be aware of my frequent and many Fake tan disasters. Streaks, patches, orange hands, orange feet, just plain orange haha. It's safe to say I've spent a fortune and tried more than a few!! So imagine my surprise when someone introduced me to St. Moriz Dark Tanning Mousse. I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for, so to say I was a little sceptical of a fake tan I'd never heard of that only cost £2.99 for 200ml, would be to say the least. But I thought what the heck and gave it a try...and I'm so glad I did!! Holey Moley!! This stuff is a miracle in a bottle!! I love it!!

Unlike most other Fake Tans I've tried, this one does exactly what it says on the tin "A professional flawless tan for a deeper sunkissed glow. Instant bronzing, longer lasting, faster drying, no streaks".

To apply I did the same as I always do. I shower and exfoliate but don't moisturise. I know a lot of people say to moisturise before application, but for me it just seems to lessen the effects of the tan. What I actually do though is moisturise my elbows, knees, fingers and toes. For this I use Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter, but I guess you can use anything. Next I apply the tan. I like the Tanning Mousse in the St. Moriz range and I use a mitt to apply it (this is essential!!). I squirt some onto the mitt and apply in circular motions around my body (I get the Mister to do my back...which he's usually not too happy about). I honestly can't believe how good this product is, even the Mister comments on how easy it is to apply so it must be good!! Also I no longer have to wander around the house like a zombie waiting for my tan to dry, I was able to get dressed straight away and get on with my day. So anyway, onto the results...

This picture was taken straight after I applied the tan. I topped up after a couple of days to make sure the colour stayed the same all week. After seeing the results I went out and bought loads haha. That's how impressed I was. I got mine from BodyCare a UK high street store which unfortunately doesn't have a website so I can't post a link for you, but I think you may be able to get it on Amazon. If you are out and about on your travels though and happen to see this you should definitely pick some up and give it a try. I can't wait to try the St. Moriz Shimmering Souffle. Hope y'all find this useful :D

Speak soon xx

Monday, 13 June 2011

In Ore...

Just another quickie to show you today's look. I used Illamasqua Pigments in Ore and Furore, along with some colours from the Coastal Scents Metal Mania Palette...

I know it's not very bright and summery, but I'd just tried out a new tan and thought the goldy bronze colours went quite well with it. What do you guys think? Hope you like it :D

Speak soon xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To!!

Just a quickie from me today to show you my current mani. I Love it!! It's purple and sparkly...what more need I say!!

I used one coat of CND Sticky Base Coat, two coats of Illamasqua's Baptiste, one coat of Illamasqua's Boo, then I added to the tips with Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday. Hope you like it!!

Speak Soon xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Arabian Nights Part Two...

Hey Everyone!! Hope your all good!! We've had a little bit of sun here in the UK over the last couple of days so we made the most of it and went off to see the Misters family...hence no posts. We had a lovely time though and now, inspired by the sun, I'm back with a new look to show you.
One of my all time favourite types of makeup is Arabic, but I haven't done anything Arabic inspired for a while. I've had an idea in mind for some time now though, so I got my beautiful (and thankfully ever willing) friend Kate to model for me. So here's the look...

I know the pics a bit posey (haha the things I get Kate to do) but I wanted her to get her hand in the shot so you could see my attempt at Henna. I love Henna and have always wanted to have a go. One of the Misters friends does it and she said she'll teach me, but for now I just did my own interpretation with Illamasqua's Abyss liquid liner.

For this look I used the Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette, Barry M Dazzle Dust these, and a tiny touch of Mac Deep Truth. I used NYX JEP in Milk and Mac Blacktrack to line. Oooo I also used a tiny touch of Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Static for the inner eye.

Anyway hope you like it!!

Speak soon xx

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