Friday, 19 November 2010

I heart...

...MAC's Plink!  This is my favourite all time lipstick. It is just a perfect colour!

Nice picture to start to the blog post!

If you love soft pinks, Plink is for you!

Swatches

Whats your favourite lipstick???

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Winners!!!!

Hey everyone, 

So the results are in for my Eyeko give away!! So sorry they are late.

Up for grabs were some great goodies...T-Shirt, Eye Liners, Lip Glosses Nail Polish to mention a few!



I had 14 entries! Thank you all so much for entering. So the winner picked at random with the help of Random.Org is.....


Drum roll please......


Heather!!!

Congratulations to you!! I’ll send you an email soon asking for your address to send the goodies.

One thing I failed to mention when I posted the original blog post about this give away is that i was given quite a few goodies! So much so that I secretly decided without telling you all that there’d be a second prize winner!!! Yes really!!

So second place goes to......

Sarah!!!!!


Well done to you both, emails will be sent soon!!!!

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Sunday, 7 November 2010

BH Cosmetics Brush Review

I first got to know about these brushes through a YouTube video Blair made, aka Juiceystar07.  She mentioned these, so like a carrot hung in from of a hungry donkey (lol)... I followed in her foot steps and picked up a set of my own.  Which I'm so glad I did.  Why? Because they are absolutely brilliant!

B H Cosmetics Brushes come in a wallet

They are great for travelling.  I took these on my not so recent honeymoon.  The size of the brush wallet was such a handy travel friendly size.  I am very much a fan of short handled good quality brushes.  Unfortunately I wear glasses due to short sightedness.  So when I take my glasses off to apply makeup, I usually have to be pretty close to my mirror to see.  Long handled brushes usually hit the mirror which can be an annoyance....but these short handled little beauties are a blessing.

Brushes in their handy case!

These brushes are all made from animal hair (their website says; Goat, Pony, Sable, Raccoon and Taklon for your reference) The brushes are wonderfully soft and I haven't had any brush hair shedding from using them or washing them.  The handles have a gloss black aluminum ferrule and birch wood handles.  They don't feel cheap in your hands.


Close  up of the brushes.

You get 10 brushes which include a Powder brush, Blush brush, Foundation brush, Smudge brush, Large eyeshadow brush, Small eyeshadow brush, Eyebrow brush, Lip brush, Pointed Eye Liner Brush and a Mascara brush.

They brushes cost $39.95 which is a Great British Pounds equivalent to approx. £25.00 (that doesn't include P&P).  If you think that's expensive think again... £25.00 divided by 10 brushes is £2.50 per brush.  Not too bad huh?  They also sell red handled brushes but i opted for the natural looking ones.

If you up for purchasing these, click right here for the website.  The site is based in the U.S., but if you only purchase the brushes like I did you won't have to pay Royal Mail import fees.   The company take most forms of payment and will ship pretty much any where.  So give it a go, I love them so i think you will too!!

~ Angela xox
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Lazy Locks

Happy November everybody!! This is my guide to lazy locks, so easy you hardly have to do anything - honest. We all have to admit we have evenings where we wash our lovely locks then cannot be bothered to style them afterwards. If this is you all raise your hands and say aye.


Usually I’ll just wash my hair on a Sunday then just wrap my towel round my head and be done with it.  Or I’ll plait and braid my hair and let it dry.  But last night I chose differently.  Ages ago I picked up this from Claire’s.  I introduce you to...

The Rageaze – Price £ 5.50

Ragging your hair definitely isn’t a new trick; it’s been about for years.  I remember my lovely Mummy putting rags in my hair as a child...then I used to look like a raggy doll.

To make myself sound really old by saying this...but in my day ragging was done by wrapping hair around a piece of rag i.e. t-shirt, cloth, cotton sheeting...then tying the ends in a knot.  Simples.  Rageaze have changed this hearty tradition by changing the rag for a piece of thin canvas paper kitchen towel like material.  Strange.  It also contains ingredients – even stranger!  The ‘rag’ is damp with alcohol and other weird chemicals.  Not quite sure if it helps the curling process...who knows.



So dividing your towel dried hair into pig tails and selecting hair and pieces of rag you you’ll soon end up looking like this....


Excuse the pjs and lack of makeup.

Wrap it up with a towel to stop your pillow getting damp.  Also remember you get used to the discomfort of the buns of hair sticking in to your head.  Then all you need to do is catch your beauty sleep and fast forward 8 hours ...tadda!!  The morning after and pretty much in one piece!  
Rags in and rags out!


With a little teasing with my finger tips and a few quick sprays of Cheryl aka Elnett.



You get this finished article!


Love it!

I’m really impressed with this product, the fact that there is no heat, no styling products 


involved and just beauty sleep used to create this is brilliant.  Basically you have to put 


hardly no effort in at all!



I have to be honest, I am a little puzzled with two aspects of this product.  Firstly when I picked this up in Claire’s I thought it would contain pieces of cloth/cotton rag – not something that wouldn’t look out of place whilst cleaning your kitchen or bathroom.  The ‘rags’ do have the resemblance to Flash disposable kitchen bathroom wipes (See the close up pictures).  Secondly, they do have a chemical smell.  Why they contain chemicals is a mystery to me, luckily the smell doesn’t transfer to your hair.

The Rageaze pack contains 25 individual sheets and I used approximately 8 to 10 in my hair to achieve this look. I wouldn’t say they are reusable, but if you take them out carefully then maybe you can.  Cotton cloth rags would be more Eco-friendly though.  Worth a thought when you’re going to throw out an old T-shirt.

Long story short I would definitely try the ragging technique again!!!!

Have you ever tried ragging or this products???

Remember to enter my Eyeko give away!!!


~ Angela xox



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