Sunday, 22 May 2011

VSL Rouge Volupte #30 Faubourg Peach ♥

 Being treat to these beautiful summery days of late, I have found myself wanting to reach for a brighter more 'sun appropriate' lip colour...

I have been totally in LOVE with this one in particular from YSL; aptly named Faubourg Peach, this beautiful shade of corally peach instantly brightens up your face :)

The famous formulation of the Rouge Volupte lipsticks is just a dream to work with; Creamy, moisturising and they also have such a delicious fruity scent! Numbers currently in my collection include; 2, 7, 8, 24 & of course this one, number 30!

Have you found yourself reaching for brighter colours when doing your makeup recently? Do you have any further YSL recommendations for me to try out?


Friday, 20 May 2011

Ardell Fashion Lashes

Evening Girls.. 

As an ardent wearer or false lashes, I've become somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to good lashes and bad.. There is nothing worse than wearing a set of falsies which feel like they weigh down your lashes and generally cause discomfort to the eye. I myself wear contact lenses and sometimes with certain, cheap brands of lashes my eyes become tired and irritable after a couple of hours wear. 

Eyelure had always been my lash brand of choice, when I wasn't sporting lashes from my now defunct False Lash company 'Styleyes Lashes', but more recently a brand who in all honesty I'd not heard too much about has taken my fancy and converted me in the lash stakes! 

Ardell are an American False Lash company who's tag line is 'Simply Unforgettable Eyes...' believe me, the Ardell Lashes truly are unforgettable! 

Here is a close up shot of me wearing their 'Fashion Lashes' in number 101.

 The lashes are made from 100% sterilized human hair, meaning they are super light weight. Adding to their comfort levels is the clear flexi strip which the lashes are attached to; the strip is easily maneuvered to fit your own shape eye, it is not rigid in any way which means the highest level of comfort.

On the occasions I wear lashes, I need to be able to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing them, the Ardell lashes are amazing for this and most of the time I totally forget I'm wearing any at all!

Here is the completed look wearing the 101 lashes and I just love them!

They are currently available to buy from Boots, these ones in particular retail for £5.11 which I think to be a fab price for quality lashes which are reusable, providing care and attention is paid to them in keeping them clean.

Have any of you lovelies tried Ardell lashes? Can you recommend any other styles to try out?

Lovess Xx

Disclaimer: Lashes were purchased by myself with my own money, they were not sent to me by a PR agency or Ardell to review

Sunday, 8 May 2011

FOTN: Celebratory Drinks!

Apologies once again for the large gaps of time in which I haven't posted, rather than bore you in this post, I may put together a little catch up post as I've been pretty much absent from Blogging and my Twitter page for some time...

This past Friday was the final hand in date for one of my best friends' dissertations, all was handed in on time and so we decided to mark the occasion with cocktails and champagne, after all it's been a long 3 years of her working super hard on her degree! 

I decided to go for a smart casual look with understated makeup and a sleek up-do for my hair...

Looking rather tired there above, but I took this quick snap when I got in at around 3am hehe Oooops!

I've recently been loving summery glowy skin so this was definitely a must!

Products Used:

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC35
NARS Laguna Bronzer
MAC Peachykeen Blush
MAC Tan Pigment (highlight)
Eyeshadows all MAC - Nylon, Patina, Bronze & Carbon
MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl
Lashes - Ardell Fashion Lashes 101 (I think...)
MAC Fresh Brew Lipstick

We had a really great evening and the drinks were very much deserved!

I hope you're all well and enjoying this lovely weather which has been bestowed upon us these past few weeks! I've got so many ideas for posts, so it shouldn't be long till the next is up :) 

In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to leave something on my Formspring page!

Lovess Xx