Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Christmas has been so busy in my house, so I've not had any time to blog, with the last minute rushing around stresses, family time and daily food babies. This year was lovely for me and my family, lots of food, country walks, copious amounts of alcohol, Downtown Abbey box sets and endless board games. Santa was kind and bought me a few nice treats, and I've also bought myself a lot of pressies too! I will be featuring some of my gifts in future posts, there are a few reviews coming up and a lot of fashion posts so keep your eyes peeled!
Thought I would do a little wishlist as it's now 1.14am and I really need to get to bed! It's my birthday on the 5th January so these are a few ideas for my family and friends, I find it so hard to decide what I want though as a lot of things I can buy myself, but wishlists are a good way for me to decide what I want to do with my money as I'm a persistant impulse-buyer. I've had so many people tell me I would love Morroccan Oil so I'm keen to try it out. I was offered a free bottle of this at my old job last year as we had some freebies and I stupidly declined not realising how big Morroccan Oil would become! Dohhh D: The clutch I saw in Bank the day after boxing day and fell in love with. I have so many ideas for outfits I could team it with and it's a complete bargain at just £25! The sweatpants I have actually just ordered over at Jack Wills as I was scared they would sell out, they've just gone in the sale! I don't really have any 'loungewear' and these look perfect for travelling, though theyre not what I would usually go for, but I am trying to be practical with my spending this year! I do love Topshop make-up and have noticed these gorgeous colours in their nail range which I need in my life! The 2 middle shades are my favourite and will probably be purchased in the next week or so if I can make it into the city. The Enrapture styler looks amazing after reading Emmas review, I really like the idea of being able to alter the heat settings in each section of the tong.

How was everybody's Christmas? What treats did Santa bring you? How did you celebrate the day?

Monday, 19 December 2011


I use liquid eyeliner every day of my life, and i've tried out so many (Rimmel, H&M, Benefit, Stila, Beauty UK, Mabelline to name a few!) but this one by MODELS OWN is the best of the lot!

"This dazzling liquid liner gives a defined and dramatic look with amazing staying power. 'Wow' all day and night with Models Own Hi-Definer Pro-Eyeliner."

It's very pigmented, it dosent go grey or slide off after a few hours which so many other eyeliners do. It comes in a 4ml tube much like a small mascara tube, so you get a lot of product for a bargainous £6!
The thin brush allows you to get the perfect line, and it dries almost instantly so dosent smudge atall.
I love the packaging, it stands out in my make-up bag and it's my favourite colour, whats more to like?!

I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this. Love the eyeliner, love the packaging and quantity, love the price!

MODELS OWN Hi-Definer Pro Eyeliner is available here and for a limited time if you buy it together with any Hi-Definer mascara you can save £2!
You can also purchase MODELS OWN from selected Boots stores.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


I first read about LUSH lip scrubs on Holly's blog, as soon as I heard this one was popping candy I had to have it!
I haven't been into LUSH for years, my Mum used to buy me a bath bomb as a treat every now and again when I was younger but that hasn't happened in a while! If I'm completly honest, I'm not a fan of LUSH packaging, I like my packaging girly!
You basicly put this on your lips, rub your lips together, and then lick off and let the popping candy do its magic! I'm all for a gimmicky beauty product so I was all over this! Obviously because its popping candy the granules are quite large, so its not something you can really use out and about because it goes everywhere, but I use this most evenings before I go to bed and my lips are noticably softer :) It smells exactly like the green fruit pastille too! Yum! I did find that mine melted a little, it looked kinda gloopy but I took it back to the store and was told this is a common problem with the product and was caused by temperature change, and that it resets after a while. I used a blotting paper to get rid of this as it was putting me off a little, but it's fine now :)

Pow Wow is priced at £4.75 and is available exclusively for Christmas, you can buy it here

What do you think of LUSH as a brand? Have you tried Pow Wow or any of the other limited edition christmas products? What do you think?

Sunday, 4 December 2011


I don't normally go for supermarket/cheaper brand make-up, as snobby as that sounds, because I just get visions of scratchy foamy applicators, colours that arent very pigmented, and the worry of having to use a lot to get any kind of coverage, but budget brand cosmetics are definatly upping their standards if this set is anything to go by!
I never really paid my eyebrows much attention, I saw the September Glossybox and thought the HD Brows looked pretty cool, but at £19.95, I couldnt justify spending the money on something I didnt even know if I wanted or would use. After a recent trip to London I decided enough was enough when I saw how rubbish my brows looked in this picture!
Exhibit A(I'm on the right, excuse the face):
I read Lily's review of the Vivo palette and decided to try it as it's so cheap at just £5. I was so nervous trying this out, yep it's make-up and it washes off but as a brow virgin I have no idea what I'm doing! I decided to play it safe and use the midde shade, just a little sweep through the thicker part of my brows to darken them. It looked scary to me at first as I'm not used to paying my eyebrows such attention, but after I put the sealing gel (not gonna lie, I thought it was mascara until I read the back!) over the top I found the effect was really nice, not too heavy like I anticipated, just a subtle hint of colour that I know will stay put all day (I've just finished an 8 hour shift and its stayed put!)
The colours work really nicely as eyeshadows too, especially for day time. Basicly, go out and buy this! It's definatly in my everyday makeup bag from this day forward :)
Here are my eyebrows after using the palette. Not really a huge amount of difference, but as I said, I was dipping my toes in carefully. Not a great picture either as it's taken on a webcam, though I do love this shot of me and my beautiful twin nieces :)
Vivo cosmetics are available exclusively at Tesco
Have you tried any of the Vivo range? What are your favourite items from the collection? Do you use the Brow Palette yourself?

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I've been so busy lately! I've had my bedroom decorated and I've had the dreaded lurgey! Currently sitting here with my Minnie Mouse mug filled with hot blackcurrant, though I'd much rather have a Costa Black Cherry Hot Chocolate! Soooo scrummy!
I have braved the cold for a little bit of retail therapy though, I'm never too ill to shop!
Excuse the unexciting photo, I'm rushing this post a little and didnt have time to try them on!
Floral vest top, £10 (sale), Black jumper, £26, Floral kimono, £15 (sale), all Topshop

I love so many things in topshop at the moment! Latest on the wishlist are these, HOW BEAUTIFUL?! Plus I don't have any red shoes so it only seems right that I should get these for if I ever go to Emalrald City, a la Dorothy!

I'm sorry this post is a little lacklustre, I shall be posting soon with some reviews!

What kind of reviews would you like to see featured on my blog?