Friday, 31 December 2010

Jewel filled christmas

After falling in love with Rebecca Ferganson's, off the xfactor, pony ring she wore at boot camp I searched the internet high and low looking for a place to buy it!

When I found it I then proceeded to spend a small fortune there, and now I want to tell everyone about it so they do the same! The shop is called the Jewellery Box and you can find their facebook page here .
If like me you like abit of bling you will love is what I bought! The rings were my sisters for christmas but the rose bracelet is all mine :)

Pretty bad girl!

Being a Benefit employee I may actually get the sack for admitting this but after months of preaching to customers that Benefit's 'bad gal lash' (£15.50) is one of the best mascaras I have only just tried it for the first time myself!
Lucky for me it is actually a very good mascara and I will not be hunted down by an angary mob.
Heres the pros:
Separates lashes well
Very dark black, so gives a strong colour
Smudge proof
For evening I like my lashes really clumpy and its almost impossible to do that with this mascara, although most people will think that is a pro, I do sometimes have to put a thicker mascara like Rimmels 'volume flash' over the top!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Whilst doing a little christmas shopping...

.... I picked up a little gift for myself. A lovely pair of short lace up Hunters wellies.

Now all I need is some snow or a torrential down pour so I can wear the damn things!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Coco Chanel will be turning in her grave!

Cringe!!!..... So I have final opened it, and its been placed between the gorgeous Chanel Allure and Coco Mademoiselle. What am I on about? I'm talking about one of the most embarrassing things I'll ever admit to buying.

Britney spears perfume, Midnight Fantasy (which I have to mention was only £7.50!)

To be honest, its actually quite nice. Very very sweet so you have to like that sort of thing but I do and for possibly the cheapest perfume I've ever seen that didn’t make my eyes go red, I'm pretty impressed. Therefore its blingy and tacky bottle has taken pride of place next to my other favourites on my dressing table........... and will stay there until I have guests!!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

A beautiful baby has arrived

Although I like everything about cosmetics, my one true love is hand bags, specifically designer handbags. So when I saw my favourite brand, Mulberry, was doing a diffusion line I was immediately on the case! My amazing auntie and uncle in America got me my favourite design from the Mulberry for Target collection and it arrived this morning :-D.
Here she is:

Its honestly even pinker in real life!!!

Thank you Ian and Nona for your troubles getting my baby too me!

Clothes Show, 6/12/2010

On Monday I went to work on the Benefit stand at the Clothes show, Birmingham. Heres a picture of the beautiful Benefit stand...

Although I was working I did get a chance to pick up some beauty bargains. As Bourjois is one of my favourite budget brands I visited their stand where they were sell 3 products for £12. I stupidly didn’t take very much cash to the show so I could only get 3 things :(.
I got...

10 hour sleep effect foundation: This foundation is light weight and meant to give a dewy finish that wakes up the skin, and although I have had a stinking cold for the past week, it has perked up my skin. I would say it does dry to a slight powdery/ matte finish and the coverage is only slightly more than a tinted moisturiser but if it can make my sicky dull skin glow it has to have something going for it. It managed to pretty much last most of the day with a primer underneath, I only noticed about 3pm/4pm that it was wearing off.

Healthy mix, Anti fatigue concealer: I bought this after it was recommended on the ‘Yummy mummy beauty blog’ and I have to say I am pretty impressed. I think the colour I have bought is slightly too light for me but it covers up my dark circles really well and the smooth hydrated finish it leaves is really great for the price it is.

Volume Clubbing mascara: I have used this mascara many times and I love it. It gives great volume which can be layered on really heavy but the bristles keep the lashes separated. It’s also really smudge proof; I’ve never had any colour fall under my eye when wearing this mascara!

I also got given a free Benefit Boi-ing concealor for working the day, I’m abit obsessed with concealor at the moment because of my big red sniffy cold nose and you really can’t beat boi-ing, it has mega high coverage but isn’t too cakey, if you have never used Benefit before its a great product to start with.... you’ll never look back.

And finally a big thank you to the people at Carmex that gave me a free lip balm, I never used Carmex before but I love the menthol effect and will be buying it again!