Friday, 13 December 2013

MAC Blog Sale

Im back with  quick MAC blog sale. 
Apologies for the lack of "real posts" on here in 2013...its been a bit of a tough blogging year for me. All will be explaine and rectified come January. Ive got it all planned out.

But for now I thought I would let my lovely loyal (thankyou) readers in on a few MAC bargains which are currently going unloved in my collection, and MAC should never be unlved, lets be honest.

So heres all the details and the products Ive got for you


- UK only as international shipping gets expensive and Ive had problems with it in the past I would like to avoid.
- Please leave me a comment or send me an email at of which products you would like. 
- Postage & packaging will be £2 per order, so ordering more than one product wont increase the postage
- In your message please leave your paypal email address so I can send an invoice for the payment, Paypal is the only method of payment I will take...its just easiest!
- First come first served, I should be pretty quick marking them as sold so you wont be misled.
- If I dont hear back from you with payment within 24 hours of enquiry I will open it up again for new buyers. 

In terms of colour swatches youre probably best searching google images for the best idea of what these look like, even though the colours in these pictures are pretty accurate. The images are mainly to show the condition it the products are in and how much theyve been used.

To The Beach Body Oil in Seaside
Used twice
Price - £8

All eyeshadows were de-potted by me, with label stuck back in to bottom and magnet attached to fit in a MAC palette. 
Blanc Type
Slight dip as shown, moderate usage
Price - £5 

 Swiss Chocolate
Used less than 10 times, small chunk taken out with my nail by accident
Price - £5

Knight Devine
Used four times at most
Price - £8 

Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat
Useage shown - Still has its dome shape to it. 
Limited edition and currently unavailable from MAC, I found it difficult to find
Price - £20 

Dollymix Blush
Used half a dozen times at most
Price - £10

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Four Favourite Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses have been my obsession lately. Theyve been popular for years but Ive only just came round to the idea of them, mainly because I thought most of them would be miles too long for my lil' stumpy body! However Ive fallen in love with their flowy, elegant but still somewhat sexy ways and these are my favourites at the moment!

1. This khaki tie back dress is all about the detail in the back, which is what is shown here. The front is rather plain and scoop neck, which could quickly be spiced up with a statement necklace. I just love the back detail of this, its a really pretty way of showing some skin in an otherwise rather covered up outfit. £35 - Miss Selfridge.

2. Ive actually already bought this paisley strapless dress as I loved it at first sight. I love the print and like how it ties in at my smallest point, accentuating my figure so I dont look swamped in a load of printed material, fantastic! Its a really nice one r sitting out in the sun, no straps = good tanning dress! It is from the petite section so not for everyone but great to find a pretty maxi that will fit us shorter girls nicely. £33 - Miss Selfridge

3. Another one Ive already purchased and must do and OOTD with this one as its my new favourite. I find this to be a great day-night option with the darker print and thigh high split. its also rouched at the hip which is very flattering. I wear this with black sandals and my leather jacket in the daytime, and its long enough to wear with heels for the night. £35 - River Island

4. I could imagine wearing this orange ombre dress to a beautiful summer wedding (someone have one so I have a reason to buy it!). Its chiffon so would be very floaty and would feel very feminine to wear. Id love to air it with gold jewellery and a nice coral lipstick. £35 - River Island

So Ive already bought 2 out of 4, lets see how long I hold out before grabbing the others!

Goodbye Google Reader

Hey Everyone!

As youre all probably aware, Google Reader is soon to be destroyed. For good. This of curse has been bad news for all of us bloggers and for the readers too. However, not all is lost as most blogs, including mine, can be followed over on bloglovin. The site looks something like this and is a really easy and userfriendly way of catching up on all of your favourite blogs.

All you have to do is set up an account, which will only take a few minutes, then it will ask you to import the blogs you already read and then its done. All of your blogs will now appear over on that site and you can carry on reading as usual.

For a more detailed and informative blog post on how to go about it Kimmie has a really helpful post here!

If you already have a bloglovin account please go and search for Dollymix962 over there and follow me via that account as I'd hate to lose you guys!

See you on the other side!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Advice for my teenage self

I do realise its been almost a month since my last blog post and almost two weeks since my last video. Anyone who has ever been to university will know how hellish April and May are for essay deadline after essay deadline. This is what has been consuming all my time and will do so for the next 3 weeks. Hell.

However I fancied taking some time out to type up a really rambly post, just like the old days. Beth from Birds Words recently posted about advice she would give her teenage self. I've seen this in video form too and sure I did a post years ago on it but feel like doing it again! So here's the top 10 tips I would give my teenage self...

1. The four girls in this photo will still be your very closest friends in five years time. There is really no need to cry that youll never see them again when you leave school. However, you should really cherish being able to spend every day of the week with them as once school finishes, you'll never get to do that any more.

2. Don't worry so much about what others think of you. Share your thoughts without thinking people wont like you. Raise your hand to answer the question that you know the answer to. Don't shy away from showing everyone who you are and hide in the background of everything. You don't need to feel like you deserve to be a nobody, and those people who are considered "somebodies", wont be a part of your life at all once you leave school.

3. Break up with that poisonous boyfriend in January when you feel like you want to, dont drag it out until June. All it does is make life a nightmare for everyone involved. You could be spending all the hours you spent with him with your girls!

4. You know you're not IN LOVE with your prom dress, so take it back. You'll only end up looking back at photos wishing you had worn a dress you liked better. Its a god job your hairdresser got the sack weeks later. Also, just because the dress is lilac does'nt mean your eyeshadow needs to match!

5. Try not to be resentful towards your parents, they're both going through a hard time and only want the best for you. They're human too and make mistakes like anyone else. There is light at the end of the tunnel and everything will be ok, and you and Mam will be best friends like you used to be.

6. Dream Matte Mousse does absolutely nothing for your spotty flaky skin!

7. I know it gets you down and its completely gross, but don't pick at the acne on your back and face, it will only leave you with scars you hate or years to come.

8. Enjoy the fun times you can have with Ben before he hits his teens himself and can no longer take a joke and wont be seen dead with you.

9. It isn't a crime to hate your A Levels, you'll start a new course next year that you love so quit before college have a go at you and your mam sends you to counselling, insisting you're depressed when really you just hate English Literature and Sociology.

10. Don't go on the sunbeds two days in a row, you end up having to stay of school with the most excruciating prickly heat from head to toe. In fact, just don't go on the sunbeds at all.

Love, your future, wiser self!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spending Ban/Project Pan

Anyone who has ever been a student and received student loans will know that March can be a tough month. In fact any of the months that come right before your loan arrives are difficult as funds are running low. With my bank balance looking a little unhealthy recently I thought a spending ban was in order to help me through until loan day, a day which feels almost as good as Christmas morning.

Ive set myself the challenge to use up or "hit pan" on the following products. Until I have completed every last one I hae banned myself from spending any more money on cosmetics. However I have hauled a few bits recently so if you see them pop up, I bought them before I started the ban!

I know it looks like a lot but a fair few of these are nearly finished so wont be too hard to complete. Ive put the details for everything below to help myself (and you guys if you wish) keep track of my progress.


 Mured Skin Perfecting Primer - Use up. Done!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light - Use up. Done!
Jemma Kidd Light as Air Foundation in Light - Use up. Done!
Nars Mini Orgasm/Laguna Duo - Hit pan on Laguna. Done!
ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Duo - Use up.
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Use up.
Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Mascara - Use up. Done!
ELF Hypershine Gloss in Vixen - Use up.
Avon Magix Illuminator - Use up. Done!
ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Ash - Use up.
Avon Brow Pencil in Blonde - Use up. Done!
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl - Use up. Done!
Avon Supershock Gel Liner Pencil in Bronze - Use up.  Done!
Smashbox Double Exposure Cheek & Lip Colour in Speedracer - Hit pan. Done! 
Avon Pro to Go Lipstick in Provocative Plum - Use up.
Carmex Cherry Lip Balm - Use up. Done!


Naturals Almond & Milk Body Cream - Use up. Done!
Bumble & Bumble Styling Creme - Use up. Done!
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub - Use up. Done!
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - Use up. Done!
Nivea Creme - Use up.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Shine Tonic - Use up. Done!
John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray - Use up. Done!
Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream - Use up. Done!
Garnier Ambre Solaire Self Tanning Dry Body Mist - Use up. Done!

Samples & Sachets
Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps - Use up.
Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Perfume - Use up. Done!
Juicy Couture Couture La La Perfume - Use up. Done!
Rodial 5 Minute Facial - Use up. Done!
Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum - Use up. Done!
Monu Warming Aromatic Mask - Use up. Done!
Dermalogica Clean Start Welcome Matte SPF15 Moisturiser - Use up. Done!
Vanitas Versace Perfume - Use up. Done!

Do you think Ill make it through all these before spending money? I think so, I find posts like this a real encouragement to cut down on my spending and use what I have first. 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

What's in a name?

One evening in November 2010 I was bored, discovered the beauty blogging world and decided to try my hand at it. "Dollymix962" was very randomly the first thing that popped into my head, and since then it stuck. My blog, youtube channel, twitter and instagram all run under the same Dollymix name. 

This was never my intention at the time and back then I probably should have given my blog name more thought. Then again I didnt expect to be sat here 2 and a half years later still pondering over blog posts. Ive never really loved my blog name, its meaningless and annoys me slightly. The numbers at the end actually get on my nerves...why did I even put them there?!

So heres my issue. Do I change my blog name to something more me, or do I stick with Dollymix962? I cant decide whether its a good idea or not to change my whole blogging/youtubing identity...after all Cheryl did keep the "Cole" for her stage name long after slimy old Ashley was gone, so maybe I should do the same with my far more modest "brand". 

Even if I was to change it Im seriously struggling on what I would change to. Perhaps something not too far different, "Hayley Dollymix" is my twitter name so I could stick with that. On the opposite side I could go completely different, but my imagination for thinking up something remotely individual and catchy just isn't working for me.

The few new ideas Ive had have been "Hayley's makeup mix-up" or "Hayley Talks Beauty". See, my imagination isnt the best!

So, Im aware this blog post is a load of ramble of my typing out my thoughts, but if anyone has an opinion on what I should do I would greatly appreciate any input or ideas.