Friday, 30 November 2012

A Bold Red Lip with Simple Cat Eyes

I've been creative and filmed a makeup look for you guys. If you are looking for inspiration for a festive look then this video maybe your answer.

Plus everything used is from the high street / drug store!!



Products mentioned are:

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory 100
MAC Paint Pot in Nubile
No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Trio in Cappuccino
17 Make Your Mark Soft Eyeliner Pen
No7 Fanomenal Lashes Mascara
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Shade 1
HD Brow Palette  Colour used Ash Brown
Bourjois Blusher in Love Struck Rose
Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107


From start to finish you guys can follow me achieve this 1940 style look!

Enjoy!

Angela xox
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November favourites

Evening everyone, a quick November favourites for you to watch.


Products mentioned are:

Lush Bubble Bar ~ Santa's Sack
Yankee Candle ~ Red Velvet
Superdrug QVS Hair Brush
Britney Spears ~ Midnight Fantasy Perfume
YSL Rouge Volupte ~ Beige Impetueux
Bourjois ~ Love Struck Rose Blush
Soap & Glory ~ Heel Genius
Botanics ~ Super Serum Radiant Youth

Enjoy!

Angela xox
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte ~ Beige Impetueux (107)

This product just makes you want to start singing James Blunt you're beautiful...

I will hold my hands up and say I have never owned anything from YSL (I had the Touche Elate years and years ago) but this is my first ever lipstick purchase.  I treated myself to this when I went away to Tunisia at the airport duty free counter.

The box and the tube

Just opening this little golden box is magical.  When it comes to the packaging I honestly think this is the crown jewels of packaging.  Compare this to MAC for example... YSL is a diamond whilst MAC is a lump of coal - see what I mean?  Pulling this beauty out of your purse is like shouting 'lookie what I got!!!'

So pretty

I love the concept that YSL have added a coloured collar that matches the lipstick shade.  I think it's great if your in a rush as the colour indicates what shade is inside.  It saves time.

Hand swatch in natural lighting

I think this is quite similar to MAC's Hue lipstick (I will do a comparison post soon).  It is that easy pinky-beige which will compliment any look.  This has a light shimmer running through it... micro shimmer is the word to describe it so it isn't anything to be scared about.


On the lips (if you can tell)

A light creamy consistency which I find this very soothing on the lips. With the infused micro shimmer and the satiny pearl finish it will certainly looks eye catching.  I wouldn't say it lasts a long time but I think that's because it is so creamy... I think I lick it off!  You would need it with you to reapply if you were having drinks or dinner.

They are a little expensive for a lipstick... £23.50.  Gulp!  However if you're a sucker for amazing packaging then you may wish to detour to a YSL counter near you.

Have you ever tried a YSL lipstick?

Angela xox
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Paul and Joe Blogger Event

I’ll be honest from the beginning of this post and say I have never tried anything from Paul and Joe.  Not because I haven’t wanted to, but I just haven’t got around to it.... yet.  So when I was sent the invitation to join Paul and Joe on Monday night I cannot describe how excited I truly was.  To discover a brand and be so hands on was a really exciting moment for me.

The added bonus of the evening was meeting their head makeup artist Craig Ryan French.  He was absolutely amazing, a total gem. His love and enthusiast approached to the brand and the forthcoming beauty releases left me feeling intrigued to find out more about the brand.

Recognise any of these ladies...

This is Craig Ryan working his artist magic on the ladies by showing us all that anyone can wear lipstick and especially how to apply it.  I honestly learnt some new things from him which I intend to put into practise. My favourite quote from Craig Ryan was 'gloss is for girls but lipstick is for women'.  Such a true fact.

Pearl Foundation Primer, Lipsticks and Lip Lacquers

Adorning the tables were lots of goodies to be swatched and played with.  The most beautiful item I think is the Pearl Foundation Primer (above picture top row).  This is Paul and Joe's sell out primer which is infused with orange flower water, white lily extract, jojoba oil and apricot extract.  There are lots more exciting ingredients inside including micro sparkles which add luminosity to the skin.  This is certainly on my wish list... isn't it just stunning?

Which one to buy...?

They were also showcasing their lipsticks and their cute lipstick cases (more info below on the cases).  They passed around their lipstick to us bloggers to swatch and after swatching them all on my hand I can tell you I'm in love with their lip line.

Paul and Joe also gave us goody bags...


Lipstick refill in Le Marais(208)

In my goody bag I was given the refillable lipstick in the shade Le Marais (208).  Paul and Joe have a unique concept of having refillable lipsticks.  Meaning you have a case which can be bought for £5 then you insert the lipstick you wan to use.  The lipsticks retail for £12 and there are lots of beautiful shades to pick from.  They also have different finishes from sheer, full and natural pigment colours and looks.
Lip Lacquer in the shade 09

This bold lip lacquer is a combination of their eye catching lipstick shades plus a amazingly glossy texture.  This very pigmented, far more pigmented than I have seen any other gloss on the market.  It looks a little scary as shade 09 is a bright red but we'll see...
Nail enamel 017

The pinky peach polish is a dup for the blusher Orgasm by NARS i think. It has a faint gold shimmer which is gorgeous.  This is very rose gold and I love it.  And the bottle is a master piece... very art deco.  All Paul and Joe packaging takes on this look.

Lip Pencil Duo in the shade 01

And finally the the duo lip pencil.  Two complimentary shades one in a pearl finish and the other is matte. I've never really been a fan of them (lip liners I mean) but I think this will convert me.  The shades are just very me.  They promise to be long lasting and non-smearing.  I cannot wait to wear this out and about.

It was really overwhelming to receive so much from them and I'm planning on placing an order to buy myself more.  Thank you Paul and Joe for a great evening.

You can pick up Paul and Joe online at ASOS and BeautyBay.  You can also go to Harrods, Fenwick (New Bond Street) and Selfridges to see the brand in person.

 Angela xox

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Sephora / French Haul

Last weekend my hubby and I... plus my parents took a day trip to France. Nothing fancy, we usually go to grab bargains in the supermarkets as they are usually cheaper.  Plus with the festive season approaching the French usually have some cool Christmas items to be had.

This trip I demanded we stop off at Citie of Europe and visit the shopping centre there. Main reason...I know there’s a Sephora there!!! :- )

My mini haul

I love Sephora... for me it's a die and go to heaven place - I love it.  Sephora's in Europe differ to the US slightly as they don't sell all the brands which is unfortunate   More annoying they have yet to open a Sephora in the UK.  I wish they would open one.


So in the shopping I put a nail polish by Sephora called My Favourite Jeans which is dark indigo blue (just like your favourite jeans).  I can't wait to try this.  I also picked up these cute fragrances by Sephora as well: Coconut, Cotton Flower, Peony and Vanilla.  Great for throwing your hand bag at €4.50 I thought they were a bargain.

My most expensive purchase at €14.50 was a Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner in 2L which is a dark brown with a slight shimmer. I've heard some good things about these liners so I 'm going to put this to the test.

I also got some non-Sephora beauty buys....


Randomly I picked up boring hair slides, they only cost about €3.50 and i needed some so I thought why not.  Random item over lets get on to the cool stuff.

In the shopping basket I put this Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Timeless Black.  Why do we not have this colour in the UK?!?! It seems France and the US get all the fun.  They had a few shades which we do not have on the shelves in the UK which is sad but I picked the black shade which I thought would be fabulous for a smokey eye base.

I also got a mini Bioderma (Mummy Jolly bought me this... thanks Mum).  I have always been intrigued to see if all the hype around this product was actually worth it.  So watch this space for my thoughts.  This little bottle cost €4.20.  I didn't want to spend anymore on a larger bottle just in case it was not love at first sight.

Angela xox
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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Natural Collection | Crimson

So the festive season is in full swing it seems, so I thought I'd crack on out some bold lips.  I'm always bit scared to wear a red, as I don't feel like it's a colour I can pull off.  Well I thought I'd be daring and give it go.

Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson

I decided to shop my stash and grabbed Crimson from my collection.  A bright eye catching red which glides on smoothly.  This is a classic red which costs pennies... a whole 199 of them.  If you're someone who loves supper smart packaging you won't find it here as it's very basic.  But it's what's inside that counts.

Pukka up!

This has a very moisturised look without being too glossy.  It lasts on the lips quite a while... around 2 hours which is very good.   I honestly don't think you can go wrong with this.

This is my second Natural Collections lipstick and I actually think the quality is very good considering the price.  I have previously reviewed Apple Blossom which you can see here if you'd like.

What's your favourite red lipstick?

Angela xox

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Friday, 23 November 2012

What's in my makeup bag?

A new video is up on my YouTube channel....



Hope you liked the glimpse into my current makeup loves....

Angela xox

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Arbonne ~ FC5 Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème

November through to the early months of the New Year are the worst times for me to have dry hands.  I like to keep my hands ultra soft and love using hand creams. The one I have been reaching for is by a brand called Arbonne and it's called the FC5 Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème.


This luxurious hydrating hand cream will leave your skin soft and smelling of a fruity scent. Made with kiwi cell extract, this leaves a lingering scent on the skin which is just lovely.  After using this your hands are moisturised and plump with a silky feel.  The cream is light and absorbs very fast into the skin, there is no residue left on the skin.

Arbonne is a brand which prides itself on being pure.  Committed to using ingredients which are not harmful and are botanically based.  Importantly also Arbonne do not use ingredients which are derived from animals and they also do not test any of their products on them too! (Their website confirms this)

When I finish this sample tube (I got it in my Glossy Box) I am tempted to purchase more as I'm really loving it.  You can buy online here.

Angela xox
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Products I regret buying

It's always sad when you dislike items.  I don't like to give my negative comments about items I've purchased but sometimes it just has to be done.

I usually do my research on items before buying them.  I read plenty of reviews and blog posts but on occasions where I have made spontaneous buys this is usually where the trouble starts.



Products mentioned in order of appearance:

Superdrug Antibacterial Hand Gel
Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lashes Mascara.
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eye Liner
MUA Hide and Conceal Cover Up Stick
No7 Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty Posey
No7 Liplicious Moisturising Balm in Sweet Peaches
Wilkco Shower Smoothie in Sweet Vanilla and Honey
John Freida Root Awakening Spray

Hope you enjoy!

Angela xox
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess

You'll hopefully know by now that my favourite mascara is the One by One.  But if you saw my recent post there is rumours that Maybelline are calling it a day.  So with that news I've been on the hunt for my new best friend.

New on the market is the L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess.  A slightly tweaked version of the original but this has the added 'excess'.  I have never tried the original so I was completely in the dark at what to expect with this.
The packaging certainly looks glam and eye catching with its red and gold look.  The wand is huge and looks like a caterpillar.  I feel just a bit scared about trying to use it.

L'Oreal promise faned-out millionised lashes and volume.  The bristles grab and coat each lash from root to tip precisely and professionally.  Bold claims. 

The new brush is anti clumping and there is a 'wiper' inside the tube that removes any 'excess' clumps.  So when you pull the wand from the tube the clumps are removed.  Rather cool!

Curler lashes with three coats applied

I had this for a few weeks and I've been using this for a while and to be honest I'm not a fan.  I feel as though my lashes get clumped together (evidence in bottom right picture) and I think they don't look volumised at all.  There is no lengthening affect and that wand was awkward to handle.

I had curled my lashes before application but after applying the mascara they have just flopped flat again.  It doesn't hold a curl which is unfortunate.  On top of the disappointment of everything else this also flakes giving me a panda eye.  I don't even want to go there!

At £10.99 I was expecting amazing results but I am disappointed and won't be purchasing again. Sorry L'Oreal.

What mascara are you using right now??

Angela xox

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Monday, 19 November 2012

These boots were made...

...for me!!!  An absolute find in none other than the supermarket.  Thanks Tesco... you are where I buy my best clothes.

I've had my eyes peeled for a while for some new fancy autumn boots.  I was doing my weekly shop in Tesco when I detoured to the clothing department... a must really.  I spotted these and was sold!

These boots were made for walking.

These sandy brown faux suede ankle boots cost a mere £18 from Florence + Fred, a price tag I could not ignore.  Perfect for the colder days as they are so cosy and can be easily worn with tights, skinny jeans or jeggings

What I love especially with these is the detailing.  They have a comfortable 4 cm wedge style heel.  A faux fur lining and a laced up panel on the back.  They also have a slouchy look at the front.  The boots are easy to put on as they come with a zip fastening.

I can't just buy one pair....

F+F also sold them in black, so being the typical girl I also purchased them too!  If I find a pair of shoes I love in one colour I tend to buy the other colours... makes sense right??

You can pick these boots here in brown or the black right here.  Oh and good news they ship internationally. Yay!  Have you picked up any goodies from your local supermarket?

Angela xox
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Get ready with me!

Want to see today's makeup?  This is the makeup I have been loving right now and I wore it today.  The products are listed below.


Products used (in order of use)

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
MAC Nubile Paint Pot
Maybelline Fit Me foundation shade 120
Real Techniques stippling brush
Maybelline Fit Me Concealor shade 10
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Shade 1
MAC 217 brush
Bourjois Blush shade Love Struck Rose
Sigma angled blush brush
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Bone
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Fawn
MAC 275 brush
Inglot eyeshadow number Double Sparkle 502
Sigma small tapered brush
Scandal Eyes Liner in Black
Shu Uemura Lash Curler
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Rendezvous 

Hope you enjoyed
Angela xox
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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Wish List #1

A few things I'm wishing for... I thought this might be fun.  All pictures from weheartit

A designer hand bag 


I don't care whose name adorns it but I crave something posh on my arm.  I keep checking out Mui Mui, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. I used to fancy a bit of Mullberry but I haven't seen anything that really calls my name. All boxes need to be ticked before I spend the mega bucks and take out a second mortgage.


Uggs 


I'm not sure if I'm the only girl in England who doesn't own a pair.  I've never really seen the appeal.  But for the first time a few weeks back I actually tried on a pair and I have to say they are pretty cosy.  With autumn and winter on our door step I need something to keep my feet warm and toasty.


Toned tummy 


Now not something I can just pop to the shops and buy, unless I buy a tummy tuck from Harley Street.  But I have been hitting the gym hardcore for quite a few months now and I can finally feel muscles under my puppy fat.  I just need to burn that fat.  Anyone got a match?


A ticket to LA 


This year I was very close to succeeding in my dream of getting to LA.  Its been my dream since I was about 14 years old.  However I pushed back my trip so I could coincide it with my friends Las Vegas wedding in May 2013.  I've been hunting down a good price on tickets and I hope to book a ticket before Christmas or perhaps when they have New Year sales.  So watch this space!


A new car -


I hardly drive my wheels anymore but part of me would love a new set.  The car I have is a 53 plate Clio which is a bit worn around the edges.  I love her dearly but I'd love something a bit flashy. Vanity vanity!


To learn new things - 


I crave to learn new things.  I'd love to learn to become a makeup artist but I think I'm a bit past it in the age department. I love textiles, jewellery making, candle making...anything arty where I can create.  I hate being held back when it comes to learning things.  If I'm sitting still too long I start to twitch!

I hope you enjoyed!

Angela xox
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Soap and Glory ~ Heel Genius

I have dry feet... disgusting I know.  I've had them since...... forever.  On the never ending quest for cute feeties I picked up Soap and Glory Heel Genius.  I've tried a lot of products over the years but this one seems to be combating the cracked heels amazingly well.


What I do is after having a good soak in a bath or an at home foot spa (does anyone else have those or is it just me?) and removing any hard skin.  Pat your feet dry.  Then generously apply this all over the feet and then put on some cotton socks.  Next... go to bed and let the cream do it's magic whilst you sleep.  After 8 hours of sleep, you'll be happy with the results... I guarantee.

This tube is a genius, yes truly... the name is perfect for this product.  It really does make your feet baby soft.  So soft I nearly slipped over.  Yes really!  This contains macadamia oil which we all know makes your hair beautiful and soft.  So why just limited to the hair?  It also has menthol (cooling), allantoin (soothing) and a few other ingredients.  It smells nice too which is a bonus.

I'd certainly repurchase this as I think it's completely worth it, at just over £5 this is pretty inexpensive.  I honestly think this beats some foot creams on the market.  So if you have dry feet that are just craving a bit of moisture loving... Soap and Glory will do the trick!

Angela xox

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Baby it's cold outside

So what better way to get rid of your chills that are multiplying... so cheesy haha!  Anyway burn a candle that'll soon warm you up and make your home smell gorgeous!  On a serious note... how cold is it?  It's like we have skipped autumn and gone straight into winter. Brrrrrrrr!

Red Velvet and Christmas Cookie

I've been loving burning my Yankee Candles.  Christmas Cookie was bought for me last year by my brother.  He bought it for me as a Christmas present.  I only got to burn for a short while, then I put it away for the year *sad face*  It smells sickly yummy.  You can almost smell the calories.

Red Velvet is a recent purchase and smells like... Red Velvet cake.  More calories!!  I had both of these burning recently whilst I was baking and the smell was amazing.  The real baking smell plus the candles... to die for.

Have you been burning any candles?  What's your favourite?

Angela xox


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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Christmas Lush Haul

With Christmas fast approaching Lush have bought out their Christmas collection. I find Lush a hit or miss, but at Christmas time I always have to treat myself to their limited edition products.

Clockwise from top left: Snow Fairy, Melting Snowman, Cinders and Santa's Sack

An old favourite is Cinders Bath Bomb which to me is the heart of the Christmas collection.  With its cinnamon and fruity smells plus the cool popping candy this is perfect bath time soak at Christmas time.  I wish this was sold all year round.

On to the cute stuff and we have the Melting Snowman Bath Melt.  This is so cute where it is shaped like a half melted snowman (it reminds me of the film)  This smells like a heaven with its mixture of ingredients like almond oil, lime and orange oils, cinnamon and cloves.  It almost seems too good to melt especially as it has chocolate drops for eyes and buttons.

The final cutie is Santa's Sack Bubble Bar full of presents for the kiddies.  A smell resembling a fruity Christmas punch this is another item which this too cute to use.  Break off bits and crumble it into a running bath, your bathroom will soon smell beautiful after using this.

The final Christmas item is the gorgeous pink Snow Fairy Shower Gel.  This smells of bubblegum.  If you've tried the Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum you'll know the smell all too well.  Lush say this smells of pear drops and candy floss but all I can smell is the lovely lip scrub smell.  The super cool thing about this shower gel is the shimmer.  I'll be honest and say I never even noticed it until I saw it under the light in my bathroom after I'd already purchased it.  The pearly-blue shimmer is so delicate and micro sized I don't notice it on the skin after I have finished showering unfortunately.  But it is such pretty touch.

Snow Fairy's sparkle

My one and only non-christmassy buy was the Rose Jam Bubbleroon which smells like a fresh rose which has just come into bloom.  Absolutely divine!!  Taking on the resemblance of a yummy macaroon or something more rude like a bottom/posterior (am I the only one who an see the derrière shape) this is any floral lovers dream.  The roses smell is just dreamy and I could sniff it all day.  Just like Santa's Sack, you break off little bits and throw it under running water.  I cannot wait to use this.

Rose Jam

So they are my recent-ish Lush purchases.  Will you be looking at the Christmas collection?  What's your favourite Lush item?

Angela xox
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

L'Oréal Colour Riche Quad ~ Nude Lingerie

Usually when you pick up a eye shadow set there is one shade that doesn't tickle your fancy.  Well not with the L'Oréal Colour Riche Quad in Nude Lingerie.  This is any girls dream quad especially if you're a fan of neutrals.  You will get your taupe's and brown's fix here... I promise!

Packaging and inside looking at the shadows

What I have found really cute is the layout of the shadows inside.  Instead of the standard square or circle design L'Oreal have opted for abstract design.  But in fact the layout of the shadows inside is a key to help you know where to apply the shadows... it's kind of shaped like an eye lid...see!?  L'Oreal have even been kind enough to give us a picture to show where the colours go!  Thank you L'Oreal.

Where the shadows go, the applicator and L'Oreal's helpful guide

Packed with four beautiful shadows; a highlight, two base shades and a crease/liner colour this is a perfect on the go palette.  The palette comes with a applicator but mine looks like it was chewed by a dog.

Swatches; the finger swatches are the opposite order the the hand swatches

The shadows themselves are frosty/shimmer and are pigmented nicely, they really catch the light and reflex wonderfully.  Very buildable, so they can worn sheer or layered for a more intense look.

This new collection has seven different palettes (including Nude Lingerie).  You can see them here.  They retail for the around £7.

Angela xox
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Monday, 12 November 2012

My new love....

Say hello to Mr Bucket!

If you saw in my recent haul video (link here)  I showed this bag.  I literally cannot put it down as I love it so much.  I picked it up from eBay and I love it!

I love you...

A black faux leather bucket bag which is very popular at the moment amongst us normal folk and the celebrities.  They main reason I love this is it isn't huge like some shopper buckets out there.  It's on the slightly smaller side which is perfect for me as I'm only 5ft 1 and I didn't want to be swamped by a gigantic bag!

The handles can be adjusted and there is also a cool compartment which can be added into the bag which has zips and pockets.  It will keep all your valuables safe and sound.  The shipper also throws in a a long shoulder strap which you can add on if you wish.

Costing a mere £15.99 plus postage and packaging of £3.99, I thought this was an absolute bargain.  In comparison to some versions on the market which cost a jaw dropping amount of money.

The seller also sells a tan version which is just as pretty.  I am very tempted by it... ooooohhhh do I??  Ahhh well anyway you can see more detailed pictures/measurements on the sellers eBay page which I have linked right here.

Angela xox
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Sunday, 11 November 2012

TAG: 10 Random Questionnaire

I borrowed this tag from the delightful Kitty.  Her blog is called Kitbugz and I stumbled across it whilst on Hellocotton and fell in love instantly.  She's cute, so is the blog and she's on Youtube.  Check her out!

So here's the random questionnaire...

1. Wheres the strangest place you've fallen asleep?

A couple of weeks ago I fell asleep on the bathroom floor.  I was a tad drunk and was trying to make myself ill.  Disgusting I know!  I was there for about 20 minutes before the hubby put me to bed.  Bless him!

2.Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?

The hubby, he's the only person who calls me! Lol!

3.What are your summer plans?

Since I work 9-5 the entire summer and pretty much every other season it's hard to have plans.  However I do have a LA / Vegas trip planned for April / May 2013.  Also hopefully I should be going to Malta in August to see my extended family-in-laws... cannot wait!

4. Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? 

Since I don't go university / college... I'll say where my favourite place in London/UK is to eat.  It either Wagamamas or Byron Burger.  Nothing beats noodles and burgers!!!!

5.What was your first pet?

I cannot recall a first pet as throughout my life from the first time I took a gasp of air in this world... there has been animals in my life. Cats... fish... budgies... hamsters... bunny rabbits and even tadpoles!  I adore animals.  But my current fur baby is Milly...



6.What was your first halloween costume?

I'm English... and I've never really understood the thrill of dressing up as a zombie   If the wind changes you might end up staying like it...ekkk!

7.What did you have for breakfast?

Weetbix, milk, banana and blueberries.  Health freak here and I believe the first meal of the day should be a good one!

8. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

A Crussh CrushBerryBlast Smoothie.... they are lush.  However it's not a food so I'd pick either blueberries or mango.  I live on those.

9. If you could trade lives with one person for a day who would it be?

Hmmmm that's tough.  I'd probably say my cat Milly... sleep, eat, hunt, play, get strokes and cuddles.  What a perfect life!

10. Do you collect anything?

Makeup... lol!  Can you tell!?  Another thing I collect is fridge magnets.  I always pick up fridge magnets from where ever I travel to.  I have quite a few!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks Kitty!

Angela xox
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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain

This was one of those spontaneous buys ... I didn't set out to buy.  It was kind of a 'let's try it and see' purchase.  Rendezvous is a chubby orangey-coral crayon from Revlon. I know these have been on the market a while but hey I'm a little slow sometimes ;-)

Renderzvous

With its gel like formula this crayon glides on effortlessly.  I love the design with its pencil like tip.  When you need more product simply twist the silver part and up pops more and it is also retractable too!  Easy peasy!

The tip of the crayon is perfect for applying the stain to the cupid-bow area of the lips, whilst for the rest of the lip I like using the side of the crayon.  A quick sweep back and forth and the job is done.

When applying it is smooth and easy.  It looks very bright but when it's on the lips it takes on a lightweight stain appearance that looks very glossy.  This can be applied to give a light stained look or built up for a more intense look.

The balm like consistency is lovely and the added scent which to me smells minty is a nice touch.  The minty dental floss smell can be a little strong and might be a little off putting to some but it fades after a short time.

Swatches and on the lips

So does it stain you ask?  Yes.  As a test I applied this about 8pm last night then went to bed a few hours later.  The result... I woke up with stained lips! No it was not a perfect application like the above pictures, but you could see I was wearing the product.  Top marks for lasting the test of time!

Incredibly similar to Clinique's version of Chubby Sticks, the Revlon sells for around £7 whilst Clinique retails for £16.  You can buy two and get change compared to Clinique!

Next time I'm at a Revlon counter I'm certainly going to check out perhaps a pinky toned crayon as I really love this.  Have you tried these?  So do you recommend any colours to try?

Angela xox
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Monday, 5 November 2012

Lush, Boots, Home Sense, Duty Free Haul

Hey so this haul number two.  You can see the first part, which is all Primark purchases right here.  I picked a few beauty pieces from Boots and Duty Free at the airport. I also show a bucket bag that I got from eBay.  You can visit the seller right here.  I also did my Lush Christmas haul. All good fun!!!!



Enjoy!!!

Angela xox
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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Inglot Freedom System

Inglot is one those brands I have always wanted to get my mitts on but hadn't had the chance to. Famous for being able to customise your own palettes, I had always want one.  Now I do!

The boxes and the palette

For those of you who may not know, the freedom system is where you can make any palette size of your choice.  Separately sold, the empty palettes which come in sizes where you can either place 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 or 40 shadows.  The shadows are held in with a strong magnet, so there is no risk of them falling out.  They also have a lid which is held in place by magnets.  It's a very cool unique design.

For my first ever Inglot buy I opted for the 5 pan.  What is amazing about their shadows is there are so many to select from.  The amount they sell put MAC to shame!  The only thing I do dislike is none of the shadows have fancy names, they have numbers and different finishes written down like matte, double sparkle.  I'm a person who likes cute names.

So from left to right I have the following:

Normal and flash lighting 

 463 Double Sparkle
 405 Pearl
 461 Double Sparkle 
 502 Double Sparkle
 387 Matte

I have swatches in normal and flash lighting so you can see any shimmer amongst the shadow.

Normal lighting
405 Pearl, 463 Double Sparkle, 461 Double Sparkle, 502 Double Sparkle, 387 Matte

and with flash...

Flash lighting
405 Pearl, 463 Double Sparkle, 461 Double Sparkle, 502 Double Sparkle, 387 Matte

What is great with all of these is the pigmentation and consistency... they have the X-Factor for me.  They feel and look high quality.  In comparison to lets say MAC, they are also cheaper and are just as good when it comes to colour pay off.  Plus as I said earlier you also have more colours to chose from.  One small downside is where you can buy them... the only store in the UK currently is in Westfield Shepherds Bush which is a trek.  But they do have the option to mail order them if you wish.

So there you have it... my first palette.  All shadows are purchased individually at £9 and the palette is £7.  Inglot state that their shadows are not tested on animals either... which is excellent news!!!

So have you tried any Inglot shadows?  Do you have any recommendations for what I should try next?

Angela xox

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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Primark Haul

I hauled... no surprises there hey!  I haven't done a blog post but I've actually filmed a video instead.  I hope you like.

I picked up some winter clothes, mainly jumpers, a hoodie, some accessories and a new coat.


Here is a few pictures and screen shots of me editing the video!


Also tomorrow the second part of the haul will be uploaded!!!

Hope you enjoy!

Angela xox
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