Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Nail Polish Collection...

I have recorded a video overview of my OPI nail polish collection, and also a few other favourites as it was a request by one of my lovely subscribers.

I'm debating whether to upload the video or not as it's quite long and boring! So for now I thought I'd post some swatches of my favourite nail polishes. Most are OPI but there are some others in there too. I will probably upload the video as someone might find it interesting but for those of you who don't feel like sitting through endless nail polish descriptions, here are some pics.

There is one missing which is really nice, it's called Bubble Bath by OPI and I love it but it's on loan to a friend. I'm pretty sure I took some pics of it on my nails a while back and never posted it so I will try and find it...if I do then I'll put it up for you as it's such a pretty pink shade.

Mini Haul!

I quickly spoke about these in my Fast Look video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QStAbqnoUc&feature=channel_page

Sorry the photos aren't the best, I still have issues with lighting...I need to ask my brother-in-law for advice as he is the photography expert in our family!

First of all my Grand Duos mineralized blush in Love Rock:

With Flash

Without Flash


I also got a MAC shadow - Omega which I have wanted for a while. It's a completely matte beige/taupe which is perfect for an easy neutral eye when you just want a little definition:

I used both products in the video, and this was the finished look...very neutral but remember that this look was achieved in around 5 minutes, including foundation etc!

Besos xxx

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Tutorial - Missing Photos!

I posted the long awaited pink and brown look video last night but completely forgot to add photos like I usually do...

So as promised here they are, you can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b68CcCySaNM

If you have any questions then just let me know, besos xxx

Thursday, March 5, 2009

An update on my hauls...

Ok so a lot of you have been asking how I am getting on with my Lush and HK products so here is an update =)


The Emotibombs are really good but they don't last very long! I tried using just a small piece to begin with and that was nice, I got a few minutes of lovely vapours which were really relaxing. However as it only lasted a few minutes the next time I had a shower I put a whole one in (minus the small piece that I had already removed), and the vapours were a lot stronger which was fantastic. However it lasted the same amount of time! (4-5 minutes).

They are not expensive and so I would probably get them again and use a whole one each time as that way you get lots of gorgeous vapours but maybe do it once a week? I also plan to just stand under the warm water and enjoy the Emotibomb before beginning to wash my hair etc. If you use other products it kind of masks it. So I recommend enjoying it on it's own kind of like a spa experience or even putting it in before the end of your shower to relax you before you get out.


The Whoosh Shower Jelly is amazing! I love it and it will be a regular in my shower routine =) I have found that I can get the best lather by tearing off a small piece (about the size of a hazelnut) and rubbing it into my loofah/scrunchie first. That gives me enough to wash my entire body, and this way I can see my piece lasting for at least a month if not longer. The scent is really strong on this one and lasts well.


This Smoothie I didn't like =( I decided that the scent just wasn't doing it for me so I gave it to my sister. The formulation is nice but it didn't smell of much and so I won't be getting this one again.


The Enzymion moisturiser/Face Mask I have had before and love!

Hello Kitty:

I have not been disappointed by any of these products! I love them all =) I have been wearing them quite regularly and will be doing some tutorials soon.

If you have any questions about any of the specific products then just let me know.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Estee Lauder White Beige nail polish...

HOW gorgeous is this nail polish???

This one was recommended in Glamour magazine as being the shade that celebs are wearing. I bought it because I didn't have a shade like it in my collection and then forgot about it for a bit.

My On The Prowl manicure chipped (nail polish never lasts long on my natural nails as they are so soft that it cracks at the edges) so I was looking through my nail polish collection for something I hadn't worn before.

I am really loving it! I have to say that the formulation isn't fantastic, you definitely need two if not three coats, but the colour more than makes up for that. I also adore the bottle, it looks like the polish has been trapped inside an ice cube =)

I can't remember how much I paid for this but it is on the pricey side, that much I know! Great for the office =)

Besos xxx

Another cllection from MAC!

I have been sneaking a peek at another forthcoming collection from MAC, the Style Warriors Collection!

I definitely want a closer look at the Solar Bits...they look interesting! Also the Lustre Drops!

What does everyone else think? This one excites me more than the Sugar Sweet and Rose Romance collections!


Besos xxx

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hello Kitty Haul!

I was sooo excited to receive my Hello Kitty goodies =) I received an invite to attend the preview at a MAC store in London but I decided not to go, instead I accepted their invite only online preview! I was able to order on Thursday 26th Feb and of course I chose next day delivery =)

By the way, the reason that I didn't get either of the palettes is that they were around £30 each and I didn't want them that badly!

So here are my goodies...first of all the gorgeous Soft Vanity Case (£44.04)

I love the fact that it has the clear flap to protect your brushes! It's the perfect size for going away for the weekend too (hint, hint Hubby!) =)

Ok, next is the Makeup Bag (£25.45) which is a perfect size for my handbag...I do have quite a large handbag! I am considering getting the smallest Makeup Bag but it is really tiny apparently, maybe just the right size for a lipstick and a small mirror but not much else...would be great to put in smaller handbags though. I can't remember how much it is and no longer have access to the HK part of the website so I will have to wait until it's officially launched and then see how much it is. Anyway, here are the pics:

Ok, on to the products themselves!

Glitter Eye Liner in Her Glitz (£12.72):

The swatch really doesn't do it justice, it has a really fine glitter and is really wearable, not just for evening. It's a really pretty brown colour, I haven't actually worn it yet though but I'll keep you posted on how I like it etc.

Lipstick in Fresh Brew (£11.26):

This is one of my all time favourite lipsticks...I am seriously considering getting a back-up! It's a gorgeous neutral shade and it doesn't dry my lips out. It's soooo me!

Lipglass in Mimmy (£10.28):

I like this Lipglass but to be honest it's nothing amazing, I like it just as much as my other MAC Lipglasses but it doesn't stand out. Still, I love the packaging and will probably carry it around in my handbag.

The Tinted Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish (£10.28):

I actually bought two of these because so many people had raved about it and I'm glad that I did...to me the best thing about Pink Fish is how well it conditions my lips. The colour is really stong but as it's a delicate pink it isn't too much. It also has quite a sweet taste to it if you accidentally lick some off your lips, yummy =) I don't this it is as utterly amazing as some people have said but it's still nice enough to make me happy that I bought a back-up!

Nail Lacquer in On The Prowl (£7.83):

I really love this colour, I never thought that I would like grey on my nails but it's quite glossy and with my great Seche glossy top coat it looked even more fab! I have removed my acrylic nails for now as I was finding it hard to find the time to keep them maintained, but I will probably re-do them in a month or two. So as my natural nails needed some TLC I added some strengthening treats and then this lacquer. That last photo is of a swatch I painted onto a piece of white card, it is so glossy that you can see the camera lens reflected in it lol...it's not quite as glossy as this when it dries though.

Pigment in Deep Blue Green (£14.68):

This is such a rich, gorgeous coloured pigment. It looks amazing if you apply it to your lower eyelid wet, then smudge it out to create a smokey look. It's quite messy as it's so dark and highly pigmented so you do need to go steady with it but the final effect is well worth it. The swatch doesn't do it justice, I couldn't get the lighting right so I apologise but the photo of the product itself is pretty accurate.

Beauty Powder Blush in Tippy (£14.68):

This one really needs a light hand as it is so pigmented, but if you get it right it's sooo pretty. I applied it lightly with my 134 brush and really buffed it in...gorgeous! Like the merest hint of hot pink.

So that's my HK haul! Wooo! I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else gets and what you all think of it.

If you have any questions about any of it or would like me to use any of the products in a tutorial then just let me know.

Besos xxx