Monday, 26 April 2010

Some Benefit and Dior!

I have wanted Benefit's Coralista for a very long time, and I finally bought it last Friday so am a very happy girl :) I also bought Dior's Shimmer Powder in 002 Amber Diamond after Tali (TheGlossGloss) recommended it!

^ Both products in their packaged glory!

^ Coralista

^ Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond.

Coralista is a really fun blush colour - a coral-pink which is absolutely perfect for the summer. I have been wearing it for a few days as we are having gorgeous Spring weather in London.

I absolutely love, love, love the Dior Shimmer Powder! It really does live up to my high expectations. It gives a subtle, dewy effect to the skin without making it look greasy. Such a beautiful product, and I highly recommend it.


Wednesday, 14 April 2010


The finale of the charity week was a fancy dress disco, where the disabled guests and able bodied helpers all dress up! It is always very cheesy but lots of fun.

I decided to come along as a cat for the disco, so I thought I would show you what I wore below:

I bought the ears, cuffs, bow tie and tail (which you can't see!) from Claire's Accessories for the grand total of £8, and a black tutu from a market for £5. I really enjoyed putting this together!

For the makeup, other than the usual routine of foundation, bronzer, mascara etc I wore the black Barry M lip paint (I forget the exact number) and used lots and lots of eyeliner both for the eyes and for my whiskers and nose!

More soon xx

Monday, 12 April 2010

Organisation and Storage

Hello everyone! I am back from the residential charity camp week that I mentioned in my previous post. I can quite honestly say that it was the best week of my life so far.

Today I decided to show you my make up organisation and storage :)

^ This W H Smith set of drawers is where I store all my makeup

^ This is where I keep my brushes and Mac Palettes. I have five palettes - four eyeshadow palettes and one blush palette, although they are not all filled.

^ These are the top three drawers of the W H Smith set. The far left drawer contains a few eyeshadow palettes, the centre drawer contains Mac and Barry M pigments and Mac paintpots and the drawer on the right contains a mish-mash of eyeliners, mascaras, lipliners, eyebrow pencils etc etc. I also keep a few loose eyeshadows in a box on top of the set of drawers which you can see in the first photo.

^ My 'Lip drawer.' In here I keep my lipsticks, balms and glosses.

^ This is the drawer in which I keep my face powders, foundations and concealers.

^ Finally this is the drawer in which I keep my blushers, bronzers and highlighters.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I appreciate that this might seem like a lot of makeup, but recently I have been buying less and using more.

I will be posting again soon! xx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Soap and Glory Goodies

Tomorrow I am going off on a residential charity week to look after disabled teenagers. It's really important on the week to use anti bacterial gel to maintain hygiene, and as the gel is so drying, lots of moisturiser is needed! I won't be getting a lot of sleep, so I also bought some eye gel to improve the under eye circles...

All the products I bought are Soap and Glory. Soap and Glory has its own website which you should be able to purchase products through. The brand has really fun, retro packaging, the products work well, and are all reasonably priced - what more could you want!

From L-R Super Eyes, Heel Genius, Hand Food and Scrub Your Nose in It.

The only product I have not used before is Super Eyes. I have been extremely impressed by all three others. Heel Genius is wonderful for reducing the amount of dry skin on the soles of your feet, Hand Food is a lovely hand moisturiser, and Scrub Your Nose in It is a very effective face exfoliator and mask. All of the Soap and Glory products are scented, and these products smell a little like Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume - mmmm!

What do you like from Soap and Glory? xx

Friday, 2 April 2010

Mac Give Me Liberty of London

Yesterday I also went to Mac to have a peek at the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Needless to say, it did not blow me away. I debated over whether to purchase a beauty powder, but in the end I only bought one lipstick - in the shade Blooming Lovely.

I missed out on getting Lavender Whip and the Hello Kitty lilac lipsticks, as I was not collecting Mac back then, so was thrilled to be able to get my hands on this shade! It is a very flattering dark lilac/lavender hue, and in my favourite finish - Amplified Creme, so I had to get it! xx

Nars Eyeshadow in Lola Lola

Yesterday was the last day of the Spring Term. To celebrate, my friends and I went shopping on the King's Road. We were mostly window shopping and cafe-stopping (!) but I did manage to pick up a few things, including a Nars eyeshadow in Lola Lola.

It is absolutely beautiful. Nars describes this as a 'neutral brown with shimmer', and it has a lovely richness to it, so the shade reminds me a little of Mac's Sable.

I am really impressed with this so far. Next on my wishlist is a single eyeshadow in Cyprus! xx