Friday, 27 December 2013

America makeup haul






Again a belated post of all the makeup I got when I went to America but if I'm honest it has taken me awhile to test them all out. Firstly EOS lip balm in Summer fruits, I now understand the hype! Before I went to the states I didn't even know what these things were. I just thought 'what are those weird egg things that everyone has?' I found this pretty cheap in a drug store that became our favourite shop, it had everything in there! The balm smells delicious and is so easy to use and instantly hydrates your lips and turns them completely baby soft. Next up is the MAC mineralize skinfinish a beauty of a product that I had my eye on for months but I couldn't justify the price tag. I went into the MAC shop in Times Square and asked to test the pinkier shade but this was way too light for me, so the lady recommended this one pictured. Which is a gorgeous shimmery bronzer and highlight in one which works perfectly together or seperately, I think it gives your going out makeup a bit extra glamour. I found the third item from the same drug store and I had never seen it before it was the Maybellene colour tattoo pure pigment in Buff n Tuff. I am really interested in pigments at the moment but I did have a bit of trouble using this as it was very messy and it wasn't as metallic as I had hoped for but I will give it another go and see if I warm to it. My favorite purchase had to be my matte super red MAC lipstick in Relentless Red. It lasts all day without fading even when I eat and drink and although it is matte it doesn't dry my lips out. It gives a gorgeous pop of colour to any makeup look. My final purchase was the NARS Laguna and orgasum blush and bronzer duo again I have seen so many people say good things about this product, that I thought I would see for myself. When I first used this I was slightly worried it would be too bright for me but with the right foundation it is lovely and gives your cheeks a girly flush of colour.  

I would love to know what you think of these items if you have them? ox 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

New York





This is very belated post as New York was around a month ago now which is crazy as it feels like yesterday but I must say I did need some time to recover. Firstly I had never experienced jet lag before so that was interesting. Also I was clever enough to wear brand new leather converse which tore my feet to pieces but I walked through the pain and had the most amazing time. As pathetic as it sounds we felt like we were in the movies and when anything New York related comes on television now we geek out. We did all the tourist type things that everyone tells you to go to and we treated ourselves to a few items that we couldn't justify at home. The food was unbelieveable and we did eat our own body weight in carbs but I think with all the walking it balanced itself out (I hope!) I must say the hop on buses were vital we learnt a lot and soon got to grips with as much as we could in the time we had. Also we had a little soft spot for one of the tour guides who was freezing cold but kept everyone happy with his sense of humour. I would happily go again just maybe in more comfortable footwear. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clothes show live





Sunday was so much fun I took my friend to the Clothes show live as she had never been before. I went on the intention to buy a few Christmas presents but it turned out to be a "go on treat yourself!" kind of a day. I didn't buy many of the goodie bags this year as a couple of them were abit too similar to the ones I already own. I bought the Rimmel one this year which consisted of Sun shimmer instant tan which unfortunately I do not use, I know what a freak I must be! I am pale and have learnt to embrace it as I really do not think I can pull off the bronzed goddess look. Maybe one day! I also got a Salon pro Kate nail varnish in a gorgeous post box red colour so I am looking forward to using that on the ole fingers and toes. My new best friend is the Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara I thought to myself nothing is going to come close to the MAC mascara I own but this is lovely the brush is in a shape I have never seen before and fans out your lashes beautifully so they are long but not clumpy, so this might be my new go to mascara when I want my makeup to look a bit more girly. As for the Wake me up foundation all I've heard from this product is lots of positive reactions so I got really excited knowing it was in my goodie bag, until I saw it was just a tiny sample packet in a colour to dark for me. Can't say I wasn't disappointed, never the less I will give it ago to see if I should buy the full sized bottle. Anyway for a fiver I can't really moan can I? 

Next purchase was those adorable boots! I've seen them on a few Instagrams and websites and they have been rather expensive but I grabbed these for £25 which I was over the moon about! I plan to wear these out completely over these chilly months. 

My favorite purchase of the day was the hot pink Ted Baker bag. I got this little beauty half price, I was still trying to convince myself not to buy it but my friend can be very persuasive and I am so glad I bought it!  Although it is pretty summer/spring I think it adds colour to any outfit no matter the season! 

I also purchased some Helen E Glitters and some THK Turn Up The Heat Digital Staightners but I shall do a seperate review on those bad boys! 

An extra thrill of excitement was spotting a few celebs from a far but having to fight through an army of girls just seemed to exhausting so we didn't really attempt it. Jamie from MIC posed nicely for a photo and Lucky for us Union J turned up in the stall next to us and after shouting Union J are behind you several times to my friend before she realised what I was saying, we took some cheeky photos. So all in all a good day out!

Any bargains your proud of this month? ox 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Making a start


Apologies for the lack of blogging lately I will be putting up my New York entries ASAP, but with Christmas suddenly appearing it is going to get super busy. I went to the Good Food show yesterday which is a little tradition now. It's always a lovely day out and having lots of free tasters is always a plus. We found a little vintage stall and as my other half and I are planning on getting our own place in the the new year. we are trying work out what we want it too look like. We found these adorable old milk bottles for pretty cheap and we thought they would be really cute when having people over. I can't wait to share with you all our home purchases and when we go house hunting! ox 
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