Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Work Christmas Night Out.. OOTD & Photos ♥

Well... It seems like forever and a day since I got snap happy with an outfit and decided to post it up for you girlies! So, when at the weekend it was my Christmas Night Out with everyone from work I decided to take a couple of photos!

Firstly I'll show you what I decided on wearing...

For those of you who follow me on Twitter you'll know that I had a total and utter nightmare with what I was supposed to be wearing! I'd ordered a dress next day delivery from ASOS to be delivered for Friday, but alas, this dreadful weather we've had meant it didn't even arrive on Saturday! So, after arriving home at 6pm and having to be back out the door in less than an hour I decided on this little ensemble!

Nude Blazer - H&M
Black Tube Top - H&M
Skirt - Primark [...First thing I've ever found & bought in Primark that i've worn!]
Thigh High Suede Boots - Dune
Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 [Stephen Sprouse Print]

I also took a closer up shot, to show you how I wore my makeup...

I had a spray tan on the Thursday evening which left me rather darker than I usually am from my Xen Tan application and so on Friday morning off I had to trot to MAC to pick up yet another foundation.. Baring in mind my boyfriend had just purchased me Pro Longwear in NC20 the week before.. I was colour matched to NW25 in Studio Fix Fluid (with the tan...) and I felt after the application it fitted a lot more seamlessly with the tan than either of my NC20's; both Studio Fix Fluid & the Pro Longwear..

On the lid I used: Nylon, Patina, Satin Taupe & Carbon to create a shimmery smoked out eye.. I added some 'Frankie Style' Lashes from my own False Eyelash Company - Styleyes Lashes

Nars Laguna was my contour shade of choice, with a hint of MAC's Dollymix on the cheek lightly mixed with a little Soft & Gentle MSF...

On my lips I used one of my new favourite nudes; Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle [..Topped with a little Lancome Juicy Tube Gloss..]

The following are a selection of photos from a rather intoxicated night.. As you may be able to tell, we were all rather fragile turning into work at 10:30am! 

Myself, my boss Phil & the lovely 'Yummy Mummy' Ruth :)

Me & the boys...

Kris finding my ear rather too attractive, Me & Rob..

The night was eventful to say the least, but thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! 

Have you had your staff nights out already.. Or do you have one planned? I'd love to hear about it! 

Lovess Xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Styleyes Lashes: Open for Business...

Just a quick note to let you all know that our false eyelash company; Styleyes Lashes is now open for business to cater to all of your falsie needs! 

Our website is...

All payments are made through Paypal for extra security..

The lovely Lauren who I study with at University, but who also has her own blog which you may already follow; a fab blog dedicated to Northern Street Style, will be dealing with Web orders... 

I think my favourites have to be either these...

Or these...

Both sets, plus more are available to buy now at the fantastic price of just £5 for 10 sets of lashes! 

Go on... Treat yourself to glamorous party eyes this Christmas :)

Lovesss Xx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Benefit Beauties...

A little while ago, for my birthday in fact, I was given a rather nice gift from my boyfriends Mum...

...This really fun and girlie makeup bag from Benefit! 

I was even more surprised and excited when I opened it up and found these little beauties lurking inside...

It included; 
- 'That Gal' Primer
- Powder Time Lover
- Confessions of a Concealaholic
& finally...
- Bathina Shimmering Body Balm 

It may sound crazy, but I'm yet to try any of the products.. I've been so stuck in my routine with being so busy with uni etc that I just haven't had the time to play about with anything!.. Terrible I know!! 

I was just wondering, out of all of these products do you have any favourites? Anything you repurchase time and time again.. I'm just curious as to which product to use first hehe 

Hope you're well my lovelies Xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

A Night Out in Aid of The Aplastic Anemia Trust...

This post is probably as far away from my usual topics as humanly possible, but something I feel so strongly about and has had an impact on my life during this past year. A little over a year ago my best friend Kirsty tragically lost her younger brother Anthony to Aplastic Anemia; he was only19 at the time, due to turn 20 just a week after he died.
Since Ant lost his battle to the illness, his Mum Michelle has been hugely active in her approach to fund raising and raising awareness for The Aplastic Anemia Trust. Michelle has been truly inspiring and has already managed to raise thousands of pounds for this massively worthwhile cause. 

On Saturday night, through the foot of snow which fell during Friday and all through the day on Saturday, a lovely group of people trekked out and came to support Michelle and Kirsty at another Aplastic Anemia Trust Charity Night. The night was not only to raise money for the Trust, but to celebrate the 21st Birthday of Anthony.. Which is actually today :) 

It really turned out to be such a great event and despite the obvious, we all had a great time raising money, listening to great live music and celebrating Ant's life! :) 

Here is me & the bestest ♥
[Click all images to enlarge...]

A few of the girlies...

Michelle receiving a cheque for over £3000 from a good friend who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro & travelled from Fuerteventura all for the cause

Finally Kirsty & her yummy Mummy Michelle :) 

It really just brings it home how unaware we are of illnesses such as Aplastic Anemia and just how quickly they can take over and change peoples lives forever...

We should remember to tell those who we love how much we love them, regardless of little arguments or spats we may have :) 
Hope you're all well.. I'm pretty much snowed in at the moment, but having to venture out to attempt to get to work tomorrow.. First time on a bus in over 2 years, just don't want to risk my pretty little car getting hurt! Hehe 

Lovesss xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Introducing... Styleyes Lashes ♥

As some of you lovely ladies may know, I have started up a small company selling false eyelashes. Essentially, this forms part of mine and my friends' 'Business Enterprise' module at University in which we have to start up, run and then close down a business, if we so choose! 

We were allowed to choose entirely what we type or company we would like to set up, with many offering services but others selling goods. Me and the girls decided to go into something that not only we were passionate about, but that would be widely accepted. 

Now I know a lot of you peaches like to get all glammed up once the weekend is upon you and most likely using false eye lashes will be a part of your weekly routine. Speaking from experience, lashes just aren't cheap! Spending £5 on a pair every week to 2 weeks just sometimes isn't feasible and that's where we, Styleyes Lashes come in!

Our lashes come in four different styles and are boxed in sets of ten pairs, yes that's ten pairs per box! The best part is, they're just a mere £5 per box. 

Currently you can take a hop, skip & a jump on over to our Facebook Page  to have a peek at what we've been up to and also when our website will go live and you'll actually be able to purchase! 

I shall however give you a sneak peak at the four different styles which we've decided upon stocking! Each style of lash has been designated a certain celebrity and if you happen to take a look at the Facebook Page, you'll be able to see in more detail who and why we've used them...

Lashes in the Style of... Rihanna

Lashes in the Style of... Katy Perry

 Lashes in the Style of... Frankie Sandford

Lashes in the Style of... Cheryl Cole

You might spot that the eye in question is indeed my own...

It would be great if you were to take a look over on our business Facebook page and give us a 'Like' to show your support for not only me, but my girlies too ♥

Hopefully you'll be interested in some fab-tastic lashes for the upcoming seasonal period! 

Lots of Love xxx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Love for Lashes ♥

False eyelashes that is! 

As some of you may know, myself and a few other girlies from Uni have set up a small company as part of our Business Enterprise module selling False Eye lashes. In my last FOTD post 'Shear Glamour' which you can see by clicking here I was sporting a set of the more dramatic lashes. I've gotten a fair few compliments on these lashes, but I do realise that not everyone like the 'over the top' full style lash and may actually prefer a more natural style which will thicken up their own lashes and add a touch of definition. 

The lashes in the above photo are just that; natural, easy to wear & just give your natural lashes a little oomph!

I donned them last week for an impromptu shopping trip with the bestie. They opened up my eyes and drew attention to them, but in no way did I feel that they were over the top. 

Teamed with a neutral smokey eye [my speciality hehe] and a bright pink lip, namely YSL's Rouge Volupte in Lingerie Pink I was ready to shop till I dropped!

As for our company, we shall be up and running just as soon as we take delivery of our stock.. I realise this is a bit of a teaser, but hopefully through my wearing them you'll see a style that will suit you and you may, when we go online buy a box to try for yourselves! 

Much love xx

Fashion Communication Final Year: 'Creating a Fashion Magazine'

I'm currently two months into my final year of University.If you're curious, I study Fashion Communication at Northumbria which incorporates a lot of different areas or aspects of Fashion under one 'umbrella' so to speak. Over the years we've completed modules of work in; Journalism, Styling, Photography, PR & Events Management to name but a few. In the past we've always had our briefs set fairly rigidly for us with guidelines to follow. However, with this being our final year, we've been handed the creative baton and been allowed to, within reason, choose our own ideas and concepts to fit in with fairly relaxed rules. 

One of our major pieces of work this semester will be the production of a magazine sampler; basically a 16-20 page document or 'sample' of what you would envision your actual magazine idea to look like. Naturally, because I'm so much more into the beauty side of fashion rather than the actual 'fashion' it's self, I immediately wanted to create a beauty inspired magazine to not only close a gap in the market (Britain as far as I know doesn't really have any entirely beauty focused magazines) but to hone in on my skills and talents and ultimately create something which I'm proud to say is mine. 

My concept for the magazine is for it not to be just a weekly or monthly 'throw away', but to be a quarterly publication outlining trends, predictions, reviews on must have products and also a place to discuss social and cultural issues regarding the beauty and fashion world. If any of you have seen the magazines 'Lula' or 'Material Girl' then these are the types of magazines I am currently drawing inspiration from, they are just crammed with such beautiful imagery. If I could create something which looked even a fraction as good as those two then I'd be one happy girl!

I guess the aim of this post was to firstly tell you a bit more about me and what I do as I know a lot of you girls out these are interested in fashion and beauty and may wish to follow one, or both as a career path. Secondly I wanted to use it as almost a bit of an apology, I've been away from the 'blogging' scene for two weeks now I think and really I don't have any excuse other than University work is having to take priority over other things at the moment and I've been struggling with my time management. Hopefully however, now I have concrete ideas in my head and work is going along nicely I can start to get my blogging mojo back and a few more posts will be popping up soon :) 

I will leave you with some inspiring beauty images which I've been pouring over & find absolutely stunning!

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.. Much love for now girlies... Xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Shear Glamour...

Evening my little iced gems :)

After feeling a little worse for wear these past few days I'm back with a itsy bitsy FOTN post from Saturday night. The weekend arrived, I worked a full rather busy day at work on Saturday and by the evening I was more than ready to don my heels and head out for a spot of live music and a glass of wine or two ;)

Living right on the coast we do tend to get extremes of weather and Saturday night was no exception. It was absolutely freezing, worthy of February temperatures, so because of this I had a perfect excuse to wear my gorgeous Winter trend inspired 'Shearling esq' jacket from Zara.

I wore this jacket with a simple oversize black t-shirt, leggings and teemed everything up with my new over the knee boots from Dune so I thought I'd go a bit more glamour inspired with my makeup after keeping my attire fairly plain.

I've definitely been loving a bronzey eye for the Autumn, to create this look I primarily used Woodwinked by MAC. I also recently picked up a fabulous tip; blend out your eyeshadow with a Mineralize Skin Finish from the lovely Sara in her latest Cheryl Cole Inspired Tutorial.

I used the Illamasqua Precision Ink to create a dark and defined lined upper eye and to blend in the false lashes which I used to give my eye a glamorous touch!

To finish off the look I wore Costa Chic from MAC, a modern twist on the classic more well known red lip.

I hope you like this look and do many of you already so as Sara suggests and use MSF's on your eyes? 

Much loveee xxx

Friday, 29 October 2010

A Newbie to Bloglovin..

I took the leap a little earlier and decided to create a Bloglovin account as a friend at Uni mentioned it was what she personally used to manage all of her favourite reads.. I just hope this will be another way in which you can enjoy my past, present & future ramblings! 

Much loveee xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Embracing New Products; Simple Sunday FOTD...

Evening girlies.. 

It's been a while since I last posted a FOTD, so after getting ready for work this morning and having some rare spare time before I have to hop in the car to get to work, I thought I'd take a few snaps and show you how I'm currently doing my makeup and what products I'm using on a day to day basis. 

Cue the cheesy photos...

[Jumper - H&M & Scarf - Zara]

I've recently been spritzing my skin with MAC's Fix+ before I apply my foundation. This leaves my skin hydrated, glowy and allows the foundation to be blended in really effectively. For me personally I am yet to find a moisturiser which sits 'right' on my skin yet underneath my foundation, they all seem to just sit there and not sink in which means when I apply the foundation I get a cakey, unnatural finish.

On another note, a couple of new products I'm really getting some use out of are; firstly the new Sleek blush in 'Rose Gold', a beautiful corally pink with a gold shimmery undertone and secondly the 'Her Own Devices' beauty powder from MAC from the Cruella line of the Venomous Villains collection. I've been using the latter almost as a setting powder to finish off my foundation rather than my natural MSF, just for a change.

On my eyes I've been keeping it fairly simple. Today I was working 11-4pm and then straight out for a glass or two of wine with everyone from work so I wanted something which would see me through. I used UDPP to prime my eyes, yes I keep trying this out, but no it has still not managed to convert me from my beloved MAC Paintpots.. Am I missing something? Shadow wise I simply used Urban Decay's Virgin all over the lid and then swept a touch of 'Smog' through the crease. You may have noticed I have lined my upper lash line. I personally LOVE this look on other people, but I could never manage to get the line thin enough to not look over dramatic, but yet smooth. However, I have 100% solved this problem with the new 'Precision Ink' liner from the new Art of Darkness collection from Illamasqua. This liner is seriously amazing, I may in fact do a separate post on this as I'm in love! 

Finally, I kept my lip simple with one of favourites from MAC, the very nude and very wearable 'Myself'..

What new products have you lovelies been wearing & embracing this week? 

Lots of love 

Friday, 22 October 2010

Flawless Fingertips... I ♥ Nailene

If I'm totally honest, I have a rather strong penchant for luxurious, luscious nails! I of course have dabbled in acrylics, but my natural nails are just so super soft, flimsy and fine that they just aren't really a great option for me, plus the expense of getting infills just mounts up continually. 

I do however indulge in press-on/stick-on nails on a rather regular basis, i.e. I'm never without! Nailene has always been my brand of choice and I was lucky enough to be sent a few sets of their nails a while back to try out. 

Within the package sent was two sets of their 'So Natural' short, square French Manicure style nails, usually my nails of choice and hence they're not shown here as they're all used up! I was also lucky enough to be sent two sets of their new 'Couture' nail sets & a set of nail art stickers. 

I find the nails from Nailene such good value for money and really easy to apply. I always make sure that I've prepared the nail surface sufficiently; removed all traces of polish and then used an emery board to lightly buff over the surface to create a 'rough' base to apply the glue and then eventually the nail it's self. I also always make sure to push back my cuticles to get a seamless application and to make them look as natural as possible. 

When not wearing the French Manicure style nails, I opt for the simple full cover nails in 'Active Square' which you can buy in a set of 200. I usually pick these up from my local Asda store for a mere £7.48 and the box of 200 seems to last forever! Nailene themselves have different types of glue; gel or regular. I myself prefer the regular glue which is shown in the above photo. After I've fully prepared the nail, applied them & painted them I easily get over a weeks wear out of them before I get any which are loose or 'growing out'. 

These are my most recent application; a set from the box of 200 and coated with the coveted Barry M nail paint in 'Dusky Mauve' the polish which has been labelled the Chanel Paradoxal dupe. To me, after seeing swatches of Paradoxal and a tester pot in Newcastle airport, I don't think its THAT good of a dupe, I feel it needs more of a shimmery undertone, in this photo particularly it appears quite flat.

So what about you ladies? Are you an ardent lover of acrylics or do you prefer DIY application?

Lovess xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Rings on Her Fingers & Curls in Her Hair...

So after last night's post where I was asking all of you lovelies for your advice regarding conical wands, I thought I'd actually post up a picture showing you how my hair now looks in it's new & possibly? improved style...

So here it is!

What do you make of it?.. This is it loosely styled with my GHD's and sprinkled with a little Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It powder for some volume. 

After all of your advice I had a good rummage and I actually found a set of Babyliss ceramic tongs which I must have been given last Christmas and totally forgot about. I'm going to try using these next before I go out and make another 'hair appliance' purchase.

I also decided to have a little try out of my tri-pod earlier and despite every room in my house having the worst ever lighting, I took these silly photos below...

All of these amazing rings were purchased whilst I was away on holiday, they were absolute bargains considering they are silver plated, with the most expensive one being €6! I adore them all and think they look fab all worn together in bulk :)

You'll obviously be able to see the bottom two photos have been edited.. I've been trying out some 'actions' in Photoshop so don't mind me! Just trying to be a little creative :) 
Hope you're all well

Lovess xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Advice Needed: Conical Wands..

Hey girls :) 

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen the Blackberry snapshot of me trialling a centre parting. Now I am never one for being overly, actually, at all adventurous with my hair after a horrifying experience at a well known High Street salon left me with 1" long layers which took, as you can imagine well over a year to grow out to a 'normal' length. 

I've spent the last few years growing my hair and having the same boring old trim and long tousled side styled fringe. However, I felt the time was right for a small change. After sporting a side parting for many moons, I'd recently been thinking of opting for a centre parting a l a Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen with the beachy, relaxed waves.

So after wearing my hair in a centre parting for the majority of the weekend I'm pretty pleased with what it actually looks like and I've had a few comments from people saying they like it also. The only thing that is nagging at me about it is the constant curling of the front sections of hair to make them wave outwards to effectively frame my face. My current GHD's are around 5 years old, remarkable but true and so aren't exactly in the best shape (..I feel like my hair is burning every time I use them!)

Basically I was wondering what all of your opinions are on conical wands? The principal seems so great; uniformed in size, but messy tousled hair which can be as styled or 'unstyled' as you so wish.. I've never actually used one before, but have obviously seen mixed reviews from different people. So here's where you can help! Let me know your thoughts on conical wands, do you have one? Do you use it to create this kind of look? 

Thanks girls! xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

A Thousand Million Apologies & My 22nd Birthday..

Hey my lovelies...

Just wanted to stick up a quick post to say sorry for being such an awful, awful blogger this past week!

It's been my first week back at University and starting my third and final year has been a lot more stressful than I originally thought. The workload which we've been given is just crazy and by Christmas, among other modules we have to create a full magazine concept, carryout photoshoots relating to our magazine and then finally write all of the articles which will go into it. For our final hand-in we also have to have it digitally printed as a magazine 'sampler'. It all sounds so exciting at the moment, but we just have a long way to go to get everything finished and pulled together. 

Aside from University things, I celebrated my 22nd Birthday on Tuesday. Although I spent the day at work, my lovely boyfriend took me for a gorgeous meal on the evening and I was well and truly spoilt by both him and all of my family and friends. 

As far as my Blog is concerned, I have so many posts planned, I just need to find the time to be able to get the shots I need and actually write them up. Over the next week keep an eye out for a Birthday Goodies post and then maybe a MAC post so I can show you the few bits I picks up from the new Venomous Villains collection.

So yeah, sorry for the insanely boring, long & wordy post, but I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't disappeared and I will hopefully be back with some posts for you this weekend, if not, then next week :) 

Love as always xx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Welcome to the good life... Holiday Snaps Part Uno! ♥

As many of you already know, due to my being back on Twitter, I am sadly back from my amazing holiday to Tenerife with the other half.. However, this does mean I am back to all of you lovelies and so I can't really complain tooo much!

We had such a fab time, had beautifully hot weather & I have to say rather over indulged in some retail therapy!.. What can I say, the Zara over there is just too good to pass up heheh!

I thought, since we ended up taking so many photos I'd do a couple of sporadic posts with general photos, outfit posts and the such within them.

A quick snap after doing my makeup.. Still with wet hair!  - My Naked palette was well loved during the whole week :)

Simple day time outfit of some Hilfiger denim shorts, a chunky tan leather belt [not seen], a plain black bandeau top & an over sized vest from H&M

Our gorgeous hotel pool at night - It was always nice to get some drinks and some and chill out round the pool of an evening, when we didn't have anything else planned.. Still so warm and so peaceful..

The 'obligatory' mirror shot! Who doesn't have them hehe .. One evening's attire, consisting of an All Saints dress and knitted waistcoat

Finally, here's the boy! We had managed to put away a fair few glasses of wine by this point, so excuse the dazed expressions hehe!

I hope you've enjoyed taking a peek at the first selection of my holiday photos, I'll more than likely put a few more up in the next day or so :) 

Hope you're all fabulous & getting your wardrobes and beauty regimes ready for the fast onset of the British Winter :( 

Lovess xx

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sun, Spa & Cocktail timesss ♥

So just a little note to let you all know I'm off on my long awaited holiday today! 

We're only gone for a week, but both myself and my boyfriend have worked super hard all summer and so this is the perfect break we've been dying for.. We're staying at the beautiful Marylanza Golf & Spa Resort in Los Christianos, Tenerife :) 

I travel to Tenerife every year at about this time due to it's exceptionally good weather and hopefully for us it will be hitting nigh on 30 degrees Celsius pretty much every day!

We are taking the Mac & SLR with us and so you might see a couple of OOTD/OOTN posts sneaking up if the Wifi works well :) 

I'm off to go shower off this Xen Tan (..the joys of being a redhead on a beach holiday!!!) and finalise my packing, then it will be Newcastle's Duty Free for me.. I promise not to go mad ;) 

Don't miss me too much ;) hehehe 

Lovesss xx

No peeking... I'm NAKED

Morning girls :) 

I, along with the rest of the Beauty Community, recently made a purchase which had been long awaited. The Urban Decay Naked Palette! 

Now I'm not going to go into great detail about the shadows, or do swatches as I'm sure you've all seen them around 237 times! 

I have however been playing around with the palette and I must say it has been one of my most exciting, worthwhile buys in a long time. The colours for me, a staunch neutral lover, are just perfect and can create looks for both night and day. 

Here is my FOTD from yesterday, with a 'Naked' eye...

Primer & Foundation are the usual Prep & Prime and SFF from MAC
I used Peachykeen & a touch of Dollymix blush from MAC with a hint of MSF in Soft & Gentle for a shimmery glow

For my eyes, I primed my lids with my MAC paintpot in Soft Ochre.. Haven't been converted to the UD Primer Potion (yet!) 

I used Virgin on the inner corners and then up to my brow bone for a highlight, I then placed Sin on my lid, but just up to the crease. 

Half Baked was used in a sweep through the crease as this is a gorgeous golden shade and catches the light well. To add a bit of interest and a darker outer corner, I took a little of Darkhorse and blended it well, creating a darker tone, but not being too over the top. Finally, I also used Darkhorse on a small angled brush to line bottom of my eye, again in the outer corner. 

The mascara which I used was a one which I have a love/hate relationship for. Sometimes I use it and it's amazing, other times, because of the size of the brush I end up with mascara everywhere! It is however, L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagene..

To finish off, I used a nice subtle nude lipstick; Myself from MAC..

So there we have it, my first 'Naked' look for you all.. How rude of me!


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Me Likey.. Current Favourites! ♥

Bonjour chickas :) 

Hope you're all fabulous! 

I thought I'd share with you some products which I've really been enjoying over the past few weeks or so. I wouldn't call this a 'Monthly Favourites' post or anything, as I find when I end up loving something, the love affair tends to last longer than a month! 

Above we have; MAC Satin Taupe e/s, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, Elf's Mineral Foundation in Light, The Body Shop 'Pink Grapefruit' Lip Butter, MAC Blush in Peachykeen and lipsticks in Blankety and Snob. 

First up we have swatches for Satin Taupe e/s, Peachykeen Blush & Soft and Gentle MSF..

Satin Taupe is described by MAC as 'Taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer..' and I would have to totally agree. This is such a gorgeous shade which can be used in so many different ways. Used with a light hand it can be worn every day as a crease colour to add depth to your eyes, or built up and worn 'thicker' to create a really pretty, sultry smoky eye. So glad I picked this up and added it to my collection.

Peachykeen is a sheertone shimmer blush which is described as 'A very baby peach..' After many years of buying blushes, I've came to the conclusion that peach or bronzey tones suit my skin so much better than bright pinks & that I, overall prefer a shimmer to a matte finish. Peachykeen is a really subtle peach tone with a gold shimmer running through it. This is my all time favourite blush at the moment and I've been wearing it everyday since I bought it! 

My Soft & Gentle MSF was the first MSF that I purchased and I go back to it time and time again. As mentioned above I definitely prefer a shimmer finish to my blush that a matte one, so this is amazing in adding a glowing finish to my skin when I wear a matte blush such as 'Blushbaby'. I've also been using this on nights out to give my shoulders and chest a radiant glow. Applied lightly with my Elf kabuki it really gives an amazing finish.. I'll most definitely be taking this away with me on holiday next week to give me a shimmery bronze look for the evenings :) 

Here we have the Elf Mineral Foundation. As you can see it comes in a screw top plastic container, from which you can tap out as much or as little product as you so desire into the lid. I then use my Elf Powder Brush to buff the product into the skin. Recently I've had some irritating breakouts around my chin and then subsequently dry skin from using the appropriate spot treatments. I've been using this after applying my foundation and concealer to buff the concealer into my skin and give my skin as much a flawless appearance as possible.

MAC's Blankety (left swatch) is described as a 'soft pink beige'. It is part of the amplified family and so application is very smooth and creamy with excellent colour payoff. I purchased this after going to my local MAC counter looking for something similar to 'Myself' which is a gorgeous beige nude, but was limited edition. This is slightly darker, but all the same I have fallen in love. It looks fabulous with a tan and is such an easy go to colour which is really flattering to wear. 

Snob (right hand swatch) is an ongoing favourite. After purchasing a while back I keep going back to this; it's such a fun flirty colour and I always get compliments when I wear it. It is a Satin finish however, which does tend to be a little drying on me, which brings me onto my final product, The Body Shop's lip butter in Pink Grapefruit. I've bought lip butters from The Body Shop for as long as I can remember and they always seem to last forever! This was a new scent to me and it's actually so fruity and summery. I apply a little of this and then smooth on my lipstick and it leaves me with fab application and super moisturised lips! 

So there we have it, quite a large selection of products which I can't seem to put down! 

Are any of these your current favourites? 

Lovess xx

Monday, 13 September 2010

Black & White...