Thursday, 29 December 2011

A quick hello

Hey guys,

Just wanted to do a quick post to say that I hope you guys had a good Christmas and got all the presents you got and ate and drank yourself stupid hahaha.

I had a pretty relaxed Christmas, just really enjoyed spending time with the fam. I will be back to regularly scheduled posts when the holidays are over.

I will be doing a "what I got for Christmas" post. It consists of beauty products and DVDs (no surprise there haha) :)

I hope you all have a fabulous New Year, I haven't actually made any plans as yet, but it will probably be spent at home with my little sister cos I think my parents and big sister will be out. I know pretty boring, but its how I spent New Years last year haha me, my lil sis and two friends. If I can I might invite some people over. We'll see.

Hope you're all well.

S xxxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Wishlist Items: December 2011

Hello my lovebugs haha

These are some items that I want to add to my collection.

Sleek Brow Kit  £7.99

I first heard about this when I saw my bestie post a picture of the brow kit as her BB pic haha so I went and looked online they had sold out and I was at my local superdrug on Saturday and they didn't have it there. But it looks like quite a neat little kit. Brow wax, setting powder, 2 brushes and a pair of mini tweezers not bad for £7.99. So the next time I'm ordering from Sleek or am in a superdrug I will be picking one of these up.

I love these, and the fact that they give you lips that hint of colour. I have only ever bought them when I have bought a collection. The shades I want to get are:
Perfect Plum - to go with my Berry collection
Raspberry Rhapsody
Electro Peach
Pink Cadillac
Scandal and
Chocolate Kiss

Pout Paints £4.99
I've wanted to try these for a while but I swear every time I've been into Superdrug I've had tunnel vision and just gone in for the item(s) I needed. I think I pretty much want all the shades available.

This shade is in Steel and Ash. This item looks like it would be really good as a base for a smokey eye. I wasn't able to get this because it was sold out in my local superdrug.

I was looking on the Barry M website the other day and came across this nail polish. I'm not sure if its available in stores yet but I haven't seen it, so I dunno.

I wanted to try the Nails Inc.ones but the ones from 17 are alot cheaper than the nails inc that cost £13 and from reviews I've seen they seem to get the job done just the same.

I'm hoping these items will end up under my Christmas tree and maybe I'll be able to buy these in the coming weeks maybe during any sales :)

What are your wishlist items?

S xxxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Holly Jolly Holiday - Christmas Tag

I saw this tag on sarahbelle93x's channel. And as you all probably know I LOVE tags. If I ever started a YouTube channel my channel would be full of tags haha (well not full but there would be quite a few).


1. Favourite Christmas Movie?
Oh I have soooooo many
  • Jack Frost
  • Anastasia
  • Polar Express
  • Home Alone
  • The chronicles of Narnia
  • Hook
  • Peter Pan
  • Gremlins
  • Harry Potter
  • While you were sleeping 

Monday, 12 December 2011

So I was looking at pictures on my camera...

Hello my lovelies,

So I was going through some pics and came across these swatches I'd done of some nail polishes I'd got form Avon a while back. These photos were supposed to be part of a HUGE nail haul that I was supposed to post but then my nails broke and I didn't get to finish. So I thought why let these photos go to waste? So I thought I'm just gonna post them

Friday, 9 December 2011

AVON Haul: 1st December 2011

Hello my loves,

I'm not sure if you know (cos I don't remember writing it on here, I have tweeted about it though), but I am an AVON representative. I took a break from it when I went on holiday and never really got back into it. So about 2-3 weeks ago I got a call from them asking if I wanted to get a "Try again" pack. So I said yes cos as its nearly Christmas I thought people might wanna gets some bits or gifts for the holidays :) and its a nice way to make a little extra change.

So the pack came with brochures and a few beauty items all for a pretty sweet price.

I'm going to show you the items I got.

Outspoken Intense by Fergie EDP 50ml - £15
The box for the perfume is absolutely lovely I think I like the box more than the perfume hahaha. No but seriously the perfume smells really good. I didn't think I would like it but I do.

SuperSHOCK MAX mascara in Black - £10
I really like the SuperSHOCK line, I have the SuperSHOCKeyeliner and SuperSHOCK mascara which I blogged about here. It is the best mscara I have ever used. So with this being SuperSHOCK MAX I expect only good things from this mascara :)

Christmas Lip Balm - currently 99p normal price - £3.20
This smells like sweets. That's 2 lip products in one week that I've gotten that smell good enough to eat :) haha.

Skin so soft and fresh dry oil body spray
I couldn't find this product in my current brochure. But this stuff is so good. It keeps your skin moisturised and also acts an insect repellent. Me and my family used this while we were away in Egypt and it actually worked.

Erin Watch
I also couldn't find this one in my current brochure but its a gorgeous watch. I love the chain link straps and the face is gorgeous. :)

Maybe get yourself onto the Avon website or find your local rep to get some nice bits for the Christmas season and some nice presents for your loved ones. Avon do some really good gift sets for men and women. And they also have this Make you own gift basket set which I think is great and a really good price. :)

S xxxxx

*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Superdrug Mini Haul

Hello loves,

So I dunno if you remember from my birthday haul, I got a Superdrug giftcard from my bestie Leanne. As I was going into my town centre to collect my Sleek package I thought I might as well go spend it cos Superdrug was like literally 30seconds away. I picked up a few items....

I got cotton wool haha on a deal 2 for £2.49 (not really interesting but it was an essential item)
Make Up Academy (MUA) Matte eyeshadow Shade 17 - £1 
This is a nice matte flesh toned eyeshadow that I use as a brow highlight.

Make Up Academy (MUA) Matte eyeshadow Shade 18 - £1
When I saw this in the shop and swatched it I thought it was quite pigmented but when I actually used it on the eye it didn't come out well at all. I might try and use this wet and see if it comes up more vibrant.

Make Up Academy (MUA) Lip gloss Shade 3 - £1
A gorgeous sheer pink lipgloss. I wore this the other day and it was so nice and lasted quite a while until I had something to eat and drink haha. Really nice purchase very happy with it.

I think I might purchase some more MUA products. They're really cheap and the quality ain't too bad. I think next time I pick an eyeshadow I will be more careful haha when I check the pigmentation. But do you know what as much as the purple didn't come out as expected you cant scoff at the quality and prices of theses items.

Limited edition nail effect - Lilac Foil - £3.99
If you spend £6 on Barry M you get this free but there wasn't really anything I needed from Barry M at the moment. So I thought  I might as well just get the polish on its own.

S xxxx

*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ready For Christmas: Christmas Tag!

Hi my loves,

OK so I saw that Tanya Burr (pixi2woo) had done a Christmas tag and I love doing YouTube tags. But as I don't have an active youtube channel I do the tags on here. I remember doing a Christmas tag last year, you can see them here and here if you're interested :)

I love Christmas its my favourite holiday.

TAG questions:

1.Whats Your Favourite Holiday Movie? 
The things I have movies that always watch at Christmas or do they mean Christmas themed movies?
  • Jack Frost
  • Anastasia
  • Polar Express
  • Home Alone
  • The chronicles of Narnia
  • Hook
  • Peter Pan
  • My sister always pulls out Gremlins and makes me and my little sister watch with her haha
And something I always end up pulling out at Christmas is...
  • Harry Potter. I don't know why but I always watch them over the holidays. And now that I've completed my collection I will defo be watching them with the fam.
2. Whats Your Favourite Christmas Colour? 
My favourite colour is the mix of red, green and gold that always reminds me of Christmas :)

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJ's Or Dress Up For Christmas?
I will stay in my pj's for the day but when its time for Christmas dinner I get all dressed up and do my make up etc :)

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be? 
I dunno why someone would ask this question. I buy everyone presents.

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
I don't know who opens their presents on Christmas eve, it ain't Christmas lol Christmas morning is always me and my family getting up stupidly early and running downstairs to open our presents together.
6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
I HATE ginger. I cant stand any form of biscuit or food that has ginger in it...GROSS. But this year me and my sisters are making a "gingerbread house" made out of shortbread. I'm really excited to do it, like stupidly excited hahaha We have a gingerbread mould so its gonna be fun times.

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
Spend time with my family and enjoy the time off that we all have together. Me and my sisters sit and watch movies and play boardgames like Monopoly and Cluedo :) And then us girls go out during the sales which is cos of the crazy bargain hunters :/ haha

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
My Christmas wish would be for me to get a job for the new year (preferably at the start of January.)

9. Favourite Christmas Smell?
That smell when all the food is being made and the scent just starts waffting throught the air mmmmmmmmmm good times haha.

10. Favourite Christmas Meal Or Treat?
My favourite treat at Christmas is the Shortbread biscuit tin from Marks and Spencers. Its a favourite of me and my mum. We get it every year without fail. I love a shortbread biscuit. We've got the tin sitting in our dining room for a few weeks now and I have been tempted to open it, I wouldn't, but I'm tempted haha.

I tag you all

S xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sleek Makeup Mini Haul: Berry Collection and Me, Myself and I

Hello my lovelies,

So last week I ordered myself the Sleek Berry Collection, and the Me, Myself and I palette that I wanted for absolutely ages. So here goes with the pics and swatches...

I got a little excited taking pics of it in the box haha :/

Me,Myself and I palette

 Without flash (my camera did not wanna co-operate and not be blurry)
 With flash
TOP L-R: Barry White, Black Box, Salt 'N' Peppermint, Simply Red, Pink Beret, Primal Green
BOTTOM L-R: Fade to Grey, Blue Monday, Supernova, Chris De Burgundy, Lilac Allen, Golden Silvers

 Description of the palette from It’s the ultimate collaboration of beauty and fashion: Sleek MakeUP has teamed up with fashion house PPQ to produce the makeup looks for PPQ’s London fashion week show. The  Me, Myself & Eye I-Divine is the result of a mutual admiration of colour, texture and vibrancy! Taking inspiration from PPQ’s S/S 2012 theme, the palette is a heavy mix of pattern and colour to toughen up feminine summer silhouettes making it the ultimate accessory for every self-confessed fashionista and beauty lover! Packed with an array of brilliant bolds, with matte and shimmer eye colours, you can create endless looks from smoky black, to glistening and gold. The finishing touch is PPQ’s renowned naughty sense of humour, with eye shadow names like Lilac Allen, Primal Green and Barry White!
Me, Myself & Eye is an online exclusive and a limited edition product.

Eye shadows with flash
Eye Shadows without flash

The palette is very pigmented and is a mix of frosty, shimmery and matte colours. Everyone can use this palette no matter what skin tone you are. You can only get this palette online and it is £6.49. I'm really excited to create some looks with this. And I absoloutely love the names of the shadows. My favourite shadows are Primal Green, Chris De Burgundy, Lilac Allen and Blue Monday. Like all other sleek palettes I've had, this one will also get a rating.

So based on my first impressions I would give this palette a 4 out 5 :)

Berry Collection

I love the packaging it comes in, so cute and christmasy :) and the colours they have chosen are perfect for the Christmas/winter seasons. You can get this collection in store at any Superdrug or online. And I would seriously hop to it cos my Superdrug only had like 2 left on the shelf which is why I'm really glad I ordered from the sleek website.

All the products in the collection are Matte which has made me love it even more :)

A description of the palette from the website.

Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection! Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose. Flattering festive eyes will be yours with Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look! 

Blush - Fenberry
True Colour lipstick - Cranberry
Kohl Pencil - Mossberry
Left: Kohl Pencil, Right: Lipstick
Bottom: Blush

Free Gift with my order

Mini High shine lip gloss - Sweet Sixteen

This is a lovely gloss and smells absolutely gorgeous, like sweets mmm :)

The colour didn't pick up too well in the picture buts its a nice shimmery pink gloss.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I really love the Berry collection and suggest get yourself online or go into your local superdrug and pick one up, if not for you get it for a loved one cos this would make a really good Christmas present and wont break the bank :)

S xxxx

*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*