Monday, 28 February 2011

Haul: JJB

Yes you read that right, I ordered from JJB. Anyone who knows me well will know that this is crazy. The last time I went to the gym was over a year ago, and although I got into a proper health kick then, I got struck down with a bug and it just stopped right there and then, and I have done little to no exceircise since then. I miss the feeling after excercise of feeling so tired but good for it.

I have had the excuse of not having any trainers for ages now, and I thought it was high time I bought some and pull myself together and get some excercise. I bought these from JJB for £29.99 €educed from £50. Theyre called the Adidas Fluid Womens Fitness Trainers, and I actually really like them. I dont like white trainers, I think they can look cheap and show dirt too easily, so thats really why I went for these.


Im kinda looking forward to getting back into my old gym bunny ways actually :)

xoxo

February Favourites

Just a quick post to show you guys what ive been loving this month...


Benefits Posie Tint
A few dabs of this blended out on the apples of the cheeks is quick and easy and looks fresh

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
This really does look healthy on the skin, its just my perfect foundation

Eyeko Posh Polish
I forgot how much I love this, it has amazing staying power as well as being a gorgeous colour

Avon Luxe Lace Lipstick in Instant Mocha
I love the colour of this, and I just seme to ahev used it a lot recently (swatches below)

Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara
My favourite masacara, it really reaches the small lashes and gves lift and length

Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in Black
I can never do liquid liner, but this pen makes it so much easier, and it stays on forever

Calvin Klein Fan Brush
This is so soft and I find if perfect for applying my MSF as a cheek highlight, as well as for dusting fall out eyeshaodw off the cheeks.

Nivea Creme
A total classic, Ive been slathering this on thick on my face at night time to give my skins a big drink of moisture. My grandmother has used this forever and she has amazing skin so I see this as a good sign. Also its cheap, and a little goes a long way so its great value for money.

Sorry about the Adidas tracksuit bottoms haha.
Just to show the colour of the Avon Lipstick, and how well the Eyeko liner can do thick or thin lines

xoxo

Finishing Project 5 Pan & Benefit Purchase

So I got to the end of this about a week ago, but it just completely slipped my mind to take photos. I finished about foour products at once, but two of these were a dry shampoo and a shower gel so I just left them out, and just included these two in here as proof. Please excse my camera being so crap.


The ever famous S&G Flake Away. I do love this, but Im not so keen on the oily sheen it leaves on my skin, I alwas end up using a shower gel afterwards so I feel clean. But I love how well it exfoliates, and the smell, I have another two tubs of it waiting to be used up.

An Avon Twist and Glide Lipgloss. I know it looks like theres some left in, but its twisted up to its limit, so what product thats left inside cant come out, which I find to be a bit of a waste but never mind. The packaaging also got a bit ruined when I used it on holiday off my suncream covered fingers, so its about time I used this up and got rid.


I was so glad to finish this as I had a £15 Debenhams voucher and wanted to put it towards getting something from my local Benefit counter, but had to wait until this was finished. The day after I used up the lipgloss I took myself down town and bought this as a little bargain, as the voucher meant I saved £15.


I have to say this wasnt what I had intended on buying. I had a million ideas of things I had wanted and this wasnt really one of them, but I just got to the counter and swatched it on my hand and really felt as though I would use it a lot, which is what I wat for something costing near enough £25.

Its gorgeous and I love it, photographing swatches proved impossible but it does look scary when you first paint it on but it gives a nice pinky tint when you blend it out with your fingers. Also it can be built up a few times for a more bright colour depending on how ou like your blush.

I would really recommend it, well worth my pennies!

xoxo

Weekly Summary #4

Half term = A million plans to achieve so much and not doing any of it successfully. Bed is too tempting, and my alarm clock is too easy to turn off.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were probably some of the most pointless days ever. I did absolutely nothing remotely productive, when I had planned to go to the college library every day to get caught up with college work. This didnt happen, I dont know why, the hours jsut ticked by and before I knew it the day was over and I hadnt left the house. FOR THREE WHOLE DAYS.


Apart from I did make a rather delicious Shepherds Pie, Im quite proud actually...theres no oint taking a photo of it because it will look disgusting whether its nice or not.


Thursday was spent in the pub with my family, eating curry, and then a rather large slab of choccie fudge cake :), which I later followed with a large McDonalds meal. It was my fat day for the week lets just say. 


Spent a lot of time at my Dads planning how Im going to move in. Davids house is really over crowded and I dont think our relationship is benefiting from us beingcompletely under each others feet in such cramped conditions. Also all my posessions are split 3 way, which isnt ideal. So my Dad bought this gorgeous, but reall run down, Georgian town house. I mean like literally it had no hot water, electiricity or carpets at all. Weve got as a far as getting the plumbing and electrics done but the house is literally bare walls and floors, so moving in may take a while and a lot of planning. But I hope I get my way and get the nice big room to decorate all beautifully!


Heres the "kitchen" and every room is the same...a long way from my vintage inspired little paradise.


Friday evening was a complete disaster, I went out bowling with my boyfriends family, and the lane just decided to break constantly. We went fo a curry afterwards and I felt so ill I had to run outside to be sick before my curry even arrived. Passers by probably thought I was just a drunk mess, but Ive been so ill since then Ive only left bed to have a bath and use the bathroom. Which is why theres been a huge lack of posts from me I guess...Im feeling a little better today so Ive taken some snaps to get back into the blog

xoxo

Friday, 25 February 2011

Five Good Things For Friday

- The past three days ahve been warm enough to go out without a coat on, hello spring time!

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- Im going for a night out along the sea front tonight, starting in the Crabshack for drinks, then for a few games of bowling, then along to Ocean Road for a curry. Typical South Shields Friday night.. Apart from Im not too sure how good I'll be at bowling! My beloved crabshack on a rather gloomy day...its absolutely gorgeous on a summers day as its right on the beach, everyone sits out in the sun with drinks and the band its lush :)



- Found a beautiful little shop in a nearby village for amazing vintage pieces for my room when its finally done. At a average of £300 for on bit of furniture I think Ill have to start saving now.

- I took the plunge and bought a pair of trainers, I now have no excuse to be lazy. I might start doing some excerise and fitness posts when I start, becuase Im rather unhealthy now and  intend to change :) Hopefully I'll end up as toned as these gorgeous girls...

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- I finished a piece of coursework today, when I had originally planned to get through three assignments this week Ive only maanged one, but its better than nothing!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ho Humm...

Ive been twittering on in my head thinking what to say in this post. I have a lot of explainations as to why Ive been slacking no here, but if I tell you now, then my weekly summary post will be slightly redundant and pointless. So lets jsut say Im sorry girls! But next week Im kickstarting myself back into everything, and I have loads of ideas for posts just so many other things have been getting in the way this week!

So a pretty pointless post over all really, just letting you know I havnt forgotten about you! I think Ill be doing a little giveaway soon, so theres that to look forward to, and Im awaiting a little black box winging its way to me via Posty Pat so Im rather excited about that.

Anyway lovelies Im off to chill out for a bit, with a nice cuppa and celebrity juice

xoxo!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tweet me!

Hi Girls, I know Im lacking with posts recently. As always, the camera is to blame! But since I havent been able to show you stuff with pcitures Ive been throwing myself into finally getting to grips with twitter. Ive had an account for monthsan months, looked at it a few times and never really got into it.  But now it seems as though Im getting there, and I would love it if you would follow me. Some of you lovelies to talk to would help me on mastering twitter.

I know, its easy it just confuses me!

My twitter thing is hayleycampbell9




I think that link should work :)

xoxo

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Weekly Summary #3

I have to admit, Ive got into a habit of adding notes to a weekly summary draft throughout my week, but this week it totally slipped my mind, and its only the third week!

- Im sure I added this to my five good things for friday post, but I have tickets for Rihanna in November!! I know its so long away but Im so excited already. I was just talking to my friend on Facebook while we were both watching the Brit awards, my Dad must have seen how much we were both going on about Rihanna and how desparate we were to see her. Then out the blue he told me he had got me and my friend tickets to see her. I actually cried haha, please dont think Im a spoiled brat, I never get stuff like this it was so out of the blue! I love my Daddy and Im going to get him an extra fabulous birthday present this year :).

- I eventually took my Molly out to play on the fields, which was one of my New Years resolutions. Shes so over friendly with other dogs and just jumps all over them, with strange dogs this can be a problem as they can sometimes react badly and I'd hate to see her get hurt. But on Monday we just went for it, and stayed in a quieter area and she just loved it :)

- I finished project 5 pan, took the photos to prove it, chucked out the empty packaging and then accidentally deleted the pictures off my memory card. What an idiot. ll do a separate post though.

- Had yet another Saturday night on the tiles. I need to calm down and save my money. However it was fab, everytime a Rihanna song came on I must have been so annoying becuase I was shouting and screaming about goig to see her. Never mind Im sure that phase will go away soon. No photos were taken though :( which alwaywas saddens me, especially aas I wore my new Lipsy blouse and got a ton of compliments on it, and also forgot to take OOTE photos. God Ive been a terrible blogger!

- My mam came back from her jollies, I actually really missed her even though it was only for a week. Rather jealous of her golden tan though!



God this post is crap haha no photos and nothing really to report on, I promise to try harder this week!

xoxo

Friday, 18 February 2011

Five Good Things For Friday

- Nothing better than belting out a good old Beyonce tune. To the left! To the left! :) My favourite ever, every time I hear Irreplaceable it takes me back to when David took me to see her as a suprise, when she sang this song I was belting it out with the rest of the crowd whilst crying my little eyes out haha I love her too much its a joke! I was searching for a picture of her and came across this one, I actually "Awwwwed" out loud, they should rule the world.

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- Rediscovering long lost cosmetics, Eyekos Posh Polish has made a fantastic return to my fingertips, I had forgotten how much I love this polish.



- Half term at college has finally arrived. A little break from endless coursework assignments is just what the doctor ordered.

- I cant believe I havnt put this on here sooner, because I actually shed a tear or happiness when I found out. Me and my friend Stacey are now proud owners of 2 standing tickets to see RIHANNA. My Dad got us them out the blue, I really was never expecting it, and now I just cant wait for November haha!

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- Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler's new film Just Go With It is so good. Just  fantastic comedy chick flick, I really would happily marry Adam Sandler, I know I have a strange taste in men, but give me a goofy and sweet man like him anyday over the all dark and handsome bad boy. Hes lovely, and Jennifer Aniston still got it ;).



13 Random Questions Tag

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
Strawberries and Cream Blended Creme. Im not really a coffee girl, but one of these is a lush summer treat :)

2. What's one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
Leggings.

3. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
I get good grades at school/college or where ever. Because Im into make-up and have obsessions with Rihanna and Beyonce and generally girly stuff, its often assumed that Im a dumb blonde. Im not really! :)

4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die
Have a night in the hotel room at the top of the Cinderellas Castle in Disney World. I would be transformed back to being 5 years old again. Ahhh beautiful

5. What's one food that you cannot live without?
Cheese, its my favourite.

6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
Every cloud has a silver lining, it helps me see the bright side of everything. Although my new favourite phrase is "Dont drink to feel better, only drink to feel even better" I heard it on How Do You Know the other day and love it, exactly how I feel towards drinking.

7. What do you like and dislike about the YT community?
I like watching the videos, I feel like Im actually kinda friends with the girls I watch most often! I hate when people leave awful comments saying the girls are ugly or something, theres just no need, and is why Im not brave enough to put myself on youtube.

8. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes?
Upgrade You by Beyonce, followed by Rude Boy with only one less play haha.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
Hmm I dont know, I kinda like to follow trends, but only if I really like ht estuff, I wouldnt buy something awful just because it was this seasons "must have". Also Im usually pretty skint so Ill only get a few on trend items and mix it with my other stuff.

10. Favorite number
14...dont really know why.

11. Two hobbies
Blogging
Cooking maybe...I used to be obsessed with Gymnastics, I wish I hadnt quit :(

12. Two pet peeves
Nasty girls, who have it in for me for no reason at all. Grow up!
When people talk over you, just plain rude.

13. Guilty Pleasure
Blogging, youtube, browsing MAC, Topshop and River Island. David thinks Im mad.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Topshop Makeup: Ltd Edition...Sandstorm

Now Im not exactly experienced in the field of Topshop cosmetics...I have only been as far as swwatching every product all over my hands until I end up getting stuff everywhere. But by the looks of things they look to be decent quality and I can see myself buying one or two things in the near future.

Just recently the new limited edition collection came out for SS/11. Topshop say the collection is influenced by the "Burning Man" festival in the Nevada Desert. Its meant to conjure up images of sunsets and festival costumes. Heres a few items Ive got my beedy eye on.

 Eyeshadow Mousse in Glint
Eyeshadow Mousse in Glint
£8.00
This seems to be the Topshop version of a MAC Paintpot/ Benefit Creaseless Cream, which I looove. ts cheaper so its worth a try right?


Creme Lipcolour in Tawny
Creme Lipcolour in Tawny
£7.50
This looks to be a very creamy lipgloss, like a Cremesheen Glass, just what I like in a gloss, and its a pretty colour, They do  pretty baby pink too but I have too many of them already and I end up looking like Barbie gone wrong in that colour!


Nails Duo in Zealous
Nail Duo in Zealous
£9.00
This seems like a really good deal to me, and I could see myself usig them together, with one or the other on the tips with the other over the rest of the nails, a proper holiday in the sun combo.

There was a blush/bronzer duo that looked pretty too but it just isnt on the website yet =/ hmm.

What do you guys think of this new collection? Its really got me lokin forward to the summer.

xoxo

Nail Polish Collection

I was just sorting through my nail polishes last night and just got round to taking some photos to show you the colours I have. Its not like I have a huge collection or anything but here we go with loads of photos!


Boots 17:
Lasting Fix in Fairy Cake and Fast Finish in Pink Lemonade
Such cute names!

OPI Burlesque Mini Teasers.
I got these for Christmas and It didnt have the names on, but I do know the second from left is Allies Big Break and its amazing!

Rimmel:
Lasting Finish in Funky Diva and 60 Seconds in Funtime Fuschia

Next:
I got these in a random french manicure set, the rest of the set has long since disappeared, but these are just in "Clear" and "Pink". I actually really like them.

ASDA George:
These are only £1 each! Okay quality for trying new colours, last a few days :)
Princess Pink, Hot Pink and Superhero

Eyeko:
Lilac Polish, Nude Polish, and Posh Polish

I use both of these each time I do my nails.
No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat, and Avon Exfoliating Manicure.
The Avon exfoliant really sorts out your cuticles in prep for painting your nails, love it!

ELF in Party Purple and Nails Inc. in Hampstead Heath

Avon:
Nailwear Pro in Ruby Slippers and Romance, Speed Dry in Decadance and Coral Sands

Barry M:
Grey, Navy, Cyant Blue, Racing Green, Raspberry and Mushroom


Thats pretty much it for now at least! My nail polish collection is constantly expanding though so this could look rather different in a few months time.

Which ones do you think I should invest in? :)

xoxo

F.O.T.E...O.O.T.E...Will You Be My Valentine?

I know this is really late but I could only jsut get my photos up today. My Valentines Day was lovely! We went for a wander round the shops, and then took my dog out on the fields. We paid a little visit to Davids grandparents, who are the cutest people on earth! In the evening I put my slap on even though we were just staying in to eat and drink far too much, and then watch Glee. How romantic haha! Aww but when we went upstairs I was greeted with candles and a bed covered in rose petal, and more suprisingly love heart sweeties :) Aww bless him!

It looks crap here but I made steak with peppercorn sauce and chips, and for some reason David wanted broccoli, so I did some of that to keep him happy. I know it leaves something to be desired on the presentation, but never mind it tasted delicious which I was suprised at!



Anyway, onto my face of the evening...and some very dodgy and rushed photos



I am in massive need of something done to my awful eyebrows!

Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52
Benefit Dallas for blush
ELF Complexion Perfection Powder all over
ELF Mist and Set Spray all over when finished make-up

Eyes:
ELF Natural Black False Eyelashes using Eyelure Lash Glue
Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara to merge lases with falsies
Avon Supershock Gel Pencil Liner in waterline
Eyeko Graffiti Liner on lid
Neutral all over colour on lid from ELF 100 Palette

Lips:
Nivea Caregloss and Shine
MAC Bombshell Lipstick

I wore this purple dress(it looks more blue here that it really is) from Jane Norman which I bought years ago but I never wear it as its too low cut for me really, I thought I would take this oppourtunity saying as I wasnt going out in public where I would be really self conscious in it.





Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Brit Awards

Oh My Gosh did anyone just see Rihannas performance just now? Shes the love of my life!

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Sorry for the lack of posts, Ive got belated Valentines posts and loads of others to come, but I need a way to connect my camera to the laptop, this should all be resolved tomorrow :) Love you all!

xoxo

Monday, 14 February 2011

Weekly Summary #2

- Sold several items of clothes on Ebay, giving me a grand total of £80. I might have a look and see if theres any other unwated clothes hanging in my wardrobe as it seems this is a much better use for them.

- Had a lovely catch up with my friend Amy, I dont see her too much recently so it was nice. Whenever we get back together its like weve never been apart, weve been best mates since we were four years old, *aww*. So anyway we went to the cinema to see How Do You Know, which I have already seen but I was happy to go see again, its a great film and so funny!

A really bad picture of us on a recent night out, the next photo was worse I just didnt want to put it up here, we look like lesbians =/

- My Dad keeps hounding me to go and apply for a job at a local restaurant, but I know the Manager and hes not a very nice person. My Dad thinks Im making excuses and Im lazy but this honestly isnt the case, I just dont want a job that I would dread even going to apply for!

- Missed too much college this week, been nursing David back to health as someone decided to practically snap his back in half at football and now he's in complete agony. This is why I hate football.

- House hunting is a pain in the arse! We found a gorgeous apartment right in the city centre, perfect for Uni and everything, for what we thought was £104 rent per week. So we went to view it on thursday and fell in love....just as the estate agent said its £104 per PERSON per week. Which just isnt in our price range. Back to the drawing board!

- Ive probably mentioned this too much but I got to 100 followers, and I just couldnt be happier  :)

- Bought a few things for my giveaway, need to find a few more bits for it before I put it up though!

- Ended up going out in Shields dressed as a schoolgirl, not my idea! But it was a laugh! I found a new love for Dr Pepper cocktails mmm!




xoxo

Saturday, 12 February 2011

FOTE, OOTE, MAC Review

So this is a little diferent to normal, Im attempting to squeeze three different posts into one. Last night was my friend Martin's 20th birthday. His plans were drinks in our favourite local, and then out in Newcastle. However I had to drop my mam at the airport at 6AM this morning, so I skipped town and just hit the pub. Heres my make-up for the evening...

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With Flash


Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52
Benefit Dallas as blush
MAC MSF in By Candleliht to highlight

Eyes:
MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
Avon Supershock Gel Pencil Liner
Avon Supershock Mascara
Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara
Maxfactors False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

Lips:
The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lip Balm
MAC Bombshell Lipstick


I am completely in love with my MAC paint pot. This is the first paint pot I ever bought because I jsut had to it looked so gorgeous in the pot and when I applied it I was even more impressed. Its the most beautiful shimmery shade Ive seen, and stays put forever unless you purposely remove it. Paint pots also work well as a base, but I rarely use it as a base because its so gorgeous on its own.


Its so hard to capture it with the camera, and this really doesnt do it justice at all, but I thought I would include it anyway

Vintage Selection was limited edition with the Champale collection, which I dont think theyre selling anymore. Ive heard that Benefits Creaseless Creams are very similar to the paint pots so they may have a colour similar in their range.

I thought I would attempt my first outfit post, but I was in such a rush I only ended up with a really bad in the mirror shot...


Pleas excuse the mess, my boyfriend is a pig and theres always a huge mess when were getting ready to go out!

I just wore this grey baggy crop top from New Look, with a lain back cami vest underneath (Im not normally one to get my tummy out). I had on a plain back body con skirt, and two pairs of black tights, as its a little chilly still! I wore my black heels that I got for Christmas, with a little black patent bag. I know, very black. But I think it worked ok. :)

I need to find a better way to take outfit photos, let me know if you have any ideas for it or would liek to see more OOTD posts in the future

xoxo
 


Friday, 11 February 2011

F.O.T.D...I Managed Liquid Eyeliner

Any of my friends wil be able to tell you about the horrific mess I can make when I attempt liquid eyeliner. I usually end up with a massive thick wobbly line, that smudges everywhere, and just ends in me furiously removing all my make up and starting again...only this time with a good old pencil liner!

Anyway, I had plenty time on my hands this morning, and seen my eyeko graffiti liner lying lonely in my drawer, so I gave it a go and this was the results....

I finally managed a half dcent liquid line! This may sound ridiculous and boring, but to me its a break through. I left the rest of my leyeshadow very basic, light beige all over lid with mid tone brown in the crease...I dont want to look like a drag queen so I left it at that. These phots look quite washed out as the lights were off and I was stood in the natural light from the window...also I had to use my phone so its a bit crappy quality.


Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in shade 52
MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers Pink Shimmer Brick all swirled together for blush
Benefit Dallas to contour
MAC MSF in By Candlelight for cheekbone highlight
E.L.F Complexion Perfection to set

Eyes:
E.L.F Eyeshadow Primer
E.L.F 100 Shadows Palette for shadows, light beige and mid brown
Eyeko Graffiti liner
Avon Supershock gel liner pencil in waterline
Avon Supershock Mascara
Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara
(all in black)

Lips:
The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lip Balm
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss in Pink Apricot

Cue pointless ridiculous over the top pouting photo


xoxo

Five Good Things for Friday

1. I reached 100 follower! Again, thankyou everyone :) I promise a little giveaway will be coming soon.

2. I had the best chocolate fudge cake in the world, ever, from my local pub. Im addicted and have to buy it far too often when I go in there. I need to stop myself but its too gorgeous, I probably look like Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda.



3. I made around £80 from selling my unwanted clothes on ebay, yey!

4. My Lipsy blouse came yesterday as my valentines present, and I am in love with it! I orginally posted about it here. I might use it for my first Outfit of the Day post saying as I havent been brave enough to do one yet.

5. My mam goes on holiday tomorrow and I dont live with her and our doggy anymore, which means that for all next week I get to have Molly for the week :)



xoxo

Thursday, 10 February 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Wishlist, and 100 Followers!

   Firstly when I logged on to blogger today, I had hit the milestone and had over 100 followers! I actually woke my boyfriend up to tell him. Milestones are everything to me, they give me something to work towards so I got really excited. Thankyou to all my lovely followers, when I started out on here I would never have dream that I could attract that many people to read my blog, so I pretty extatic! A giveaway will be coming up soon!


   The MAC Wonder Woman Collection has certainly attracted a lot of attention. whether that be people loving or hating the packaging and the concept behind it. I know many people are getting sick of the more "fun" collections, hello kitty, barbie, venomous villains and now wonder woman. Personally I love them, they give a cute and quirky twist to make-up like no other brand really manages, and I love seeing new collections spring up, even if I dont get any of it.

   Although for this one in particular, I think the packaging is a little garish and in your face, but Ive looked past that to the colours and shades of the actual products, as most of the colours are limited edition. For once I dont actually feel like I "need" the whole collection, so here's my little wishlist for wonder woman....


Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo


Photo from temptalia.com

I really like the warm tones of this blush, its huge in comparison to normal MAC blushes so would last for ages too.


Pink Power Mineralise Skin Finish

Photo from temptalia.com

This MSF really is huge compared to the normal ones, Im not sure of the price but Ive read its really good value for money in comparison to how much product you get. This is the lighter of the two MSFs in the collection so I think it would suit my skin tone the best. I love how it has a highlight, bronxzer and blush all in one. Very handy for travelling or carrying in my bag. However I dont get why it doesnt have a mirror? Hmm, only a minor problem.


I had also had a look at the lipsticks and decided that there wasnt really anything jumping out at me in comparison to the permanent line, and I would really jsut be paying for the packaging which Im not too fond of anyway. So really, the blush and MSF are the two things I want from this collection :) Slightly cheaper than my normal wishlist!


Thanks again to all my followers, both new and old!
xoxo

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

I recently found this post at mythology20 and loved the idea of it. Basically what it says on the tin, things I would tell my younger self if I could go back in time and do so. This could get a little deep without me intended it to, but lets see where this goes.

- Don't listen to people saying you need to see a shrink because you hate your A Levels, just don't worry about it, you'll start a course next year that you love and enjoy and could take you to good places. Spending this whole year in ridiculous hibernation wont help anything.

- You love your Mam, and she loves you. God knows there have been some horrific times, which shouldnt and wont be put on the internet, but one day itll all be ok, and you can be friends again like you were when you were little.

- Your Dad doesnt mean to hold you back, he's jsut protective of his little girl, just go along with it for a while and he'll get over it when youre a bit older.

- Dont be shy to show your family how much you love them, because one day they can be taken away from you in a flash, and youll wonder if they knew you really cared.

- Some people wont like you, and thats ok, theyre not worth your thoughts or worries.

- Go with your gut instinct, if it feels wrong it probably is.

- Break up with Thomas after 4 months when you know you want to, dont drag it out to 9 months because youre scared to hurt him, it only makes things worse.

- Dont moan about those camping holidays when youre 14, youll look back and miss it.

- Dont call in sick to work on Christmas Eve, it costs you your job! Even though youve got conjunctivitis, just put up with it.

- Sometimes you have to do things you dont want to do, but just get on with it and its never as bad as you thought it might be.

- Dont have them sunbeds two days in a row before prom, you get really bad prickly heat and it hurts to even lie in bed. In fact, never have a sun bed and be pale for prom, because you end up pale anyway!

- Go see your Dad more, he could do with a hug.




I could go on and on and on, but Im sure that would be very boring to read! Also I could probably get upset and end up getting way too in depth on certain subjects, which is probably inappropriate for a light hearted beauty blog! Thanks for reading if you got this far!

xoxo

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Soap and Glory Sale!

This may seem hypocritcal cosnidering my last post, but I was looking through asos.com and searched for soap and glory. What I found was that a number of their products have quite a few quid knocked off the original price. Im stuck on Project 5 Pan, but gifts dont count! So as par tof my Valentines gift/budget. (We set a budget of £60 to spend, and as unromantic as it may seem, weve both picked our own gifts...Im slowly but surely working through my budget, while he blew his on a snooker cue.So David treated me to this....

The Bright Here Bright Now Radiance Energy Balm
I hope its nice :) Ive seen some good reviews.
It normally costs £10 and is currently reduced to £6! Bargain

A few other things I might have bought if it wasnt for my horrible ban...

Image 1 of Soap & Glory 'No Clogs Allowed' Self Heating Detox Mask 100ml
No Clogs Allowed Self Heating Detox Mask
Was £10.25 and is currently £7.20


and also...

Image 1 of Soap & Glory Night in Shining Armour Cream 50ml
Night in Shining Armour Cream
This was £12.25 and is currently £8.55


For all Soap and Glory products at ASOS click here!

Go grab your bargains!

xoxo

My Thoughts on Soap and Glory Shampoo

I got the Glad Hair Day Ultra Shine Daily Shampoo in the huge pink giftbox by Soap and Glory for Christmas. I ran out of my usual shampoo (Pantene's Aqua Light) around 3 weeks ago, and I had this conveniently sat there untouched and looking all pretty in its little Soap and Glory way. Ive been using this shampoo ever since, but dont let that fool you! Heres what it claims to do...


Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day ultra shine daily shampoo aims to gloss, smooth, repair and strengthen.
Contains raspberry fruit vinegar, panthenol, glycerin and phytantriol, suitable for all hair types and has a no build up fomula

The Clean Hair Act:
Rub a small handful of Glad Hair Day Shampoo onto wet hair and massage with your fingertips to work up a lather and release key ingredients. Rinse. (If you’ve got really greasy hair, feel free to repeat.)


So I followed what it said, hoping for good shiny results. But in all honesty, I really just dont like this shampoo, and Ive never really been too picky with shampoo. Firstly, I wouldnt say this has a no build up formula. Even when I dry my hair afterwards it straight away feels weighed down and full of product, and Ive made sure to rinse it out properly. After three whole weeks of using it on my hair most days, each day gives the same result. My hair is pulled down flat to my head with no volme, and a wierd texture, which might I add isnt shiny or smooth in the slightest.

Also I feel you need to use a lot of product to actually wash your hair fully. The product seems quite thick to me, like it wont spread much over my full head if that makes sense. So if I put my hand of shampoo on the top of my head, it was taking a lot of effort to get it down to the nape of my neck and such like. So Ive taken to just using lots of the product, almost a small handful, to make sure I get to everywhere! I might even use the bottle up quicker this way, as Im not one to waste things.

This may be better for those with thicker hair, as I do have quite thin hair, but it definately isnt for all hair types as it claims to be, and just generally doesnt leave your hair feeling clean in the way you would want it to.

This isnt an attack at Soap and Glory, you cant be good at everything! I pretty much adore the rest of their products that Ive tried, I just wouldnt recommend this shampoo.


Sorry for the rant girls!
xoxo

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Weekly Summary #1

Im going to make these weekly summaries from now on, I like the diray kind of idea behind them, and post them each monday from the week before.




- Spent 3 hours listing clothes on Ebay, quite enjoyed checking up to see how well my items are doing.

- Ebay spree ended in me buying The Secret Garden on DVD. One of my childhood favourites, so excited to watch it again.


- Loved Glee this week, I want Quinn and the new guy, I think hes called Ben(??) to get together, so cute

- Went to college to be reminded by some of my lovely classmates that I was stood on a podium on Saturday night, whipping my hair to Willow Smith's tune. Brilliant.

- My lovely lecturer assigned me the challege of "teaching" part of the lesson. I porceeded to print out Disney colouring in pages, with relevant characters for the members of the class, Eg. the chubby arsehole who once called me a stupid slag, I gave Pumba. Although this may be an insult to Pumba. Very productive lesson. It'll teach John not to put me in charge.



-Secret Diary of a Call Girl was back on this week. My favourite installment of smut back on my screen, woop! Haha, no but it is so good really, and Billie Piper is bloody beautiful.


- Sun Sex and Suspicious Parents is SO cringeworthy. Parents watching you lick shots off barmens chests. No thankyou. Also what a relief I never booked up to go to Laganas in Zante, what a sh*thole!

- My lovely David gave me the funds to buy the Lipsy blouse that I fell in love with, as Ive already posted about. Can't wait for it to arrive.

- My mam gave me one of my little brothers suits to sell on Ebay, got £20.00 for it and got to keep the money, score!

- I must get the recipe for my Mams Beef Stew, and give it to you all, because its the most lovely warming meal, ever.

- Went to see The Fighter on wednesday at the cinema with David. His choice of film, I wasnt expecting much but I actually loved it. Now I really fancy Mark Wahlberg. Trust me, hes gorgeous in the film.


- The rest of this week I have just been so ill, havent even left the house :(





Listening to:
Eyes Wide Shut - JLS, ft. Tinie Tempah
Whos That Chick - David Guetta f.t Rihanna
Jump in the Pool - Friendly Fires