Friday, 30 October 2009

Carnaby Street 20% off day- what are you getting?

I know it's a good few weeks away but I look forward to the event ALL YEAR! This year to keep my bank account away from the red and to avoid slightly drunken impulse purchases (damn those free cocktails!) I've made a STRICT list of what I'm getting!

109 brush
Patisserie L/S
Hue L/S
Ruby Woo L/S
Jubilee L/S
Melba blush
Peaches blush
Woodwinked e/s
Retrospeck e/s
Satin taupe e/s
Tempting e/s

American Apparel
Unisex Slim Slack in black
Unisex Sheer Jersey Deep V t-shirt in black,white,navy & asphalt


plain black ballet flats
quilted black hi top Converse

And that's it! It will most likely shrink dramatically due to the fact that money, unfortunately does not grow on trees. And I have books for class to buy. And it's less than a month until Christmas.And I'm going to NY in 3 months...
Aw,mannnnn. Time will tell!
November 12th! See you there!
Check out participating stores & get your free ticket here:

What's on your wishlist so far?

Monday, 26 October 2009

FOTN: I think it's a dead hooker

I went to a Halloween party on Friday.
I was meant to go as a vampire but due to the postal strike my stupid fangs didn't arrive on time! So I went as a dead hooker lol!
I added to blood afterwards and my dress was strictly rated 12A!
What's everyone doing for Halloween ?

Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Dark
Mac Blush in Pinch Me
eyelashes from some random shop
Beauty Factory 120 colour pallette from Ebay
No 17 lipstick in Diva
Red colour eyeshadow from 120 palette

soory for the stupid fishy faces- I always seem to make this face when I wear bright lipstick?

p.s: Can everyone see my fonts okay? Apparently you might not be able to see them if you don't have them installed on your own computer?!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Blog Sale- Topshop Agnes Boots size 6

Remember those boots I was lusting over? Well I got them. In a size too small- I don't know what I was thinking? Maybe that my feet would some how shrink?

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

My top S/S 10 makeup looks

Here are some of my most anticipated and admired looks for S/S '10!


We saw it on the F/W 09 catwalks of Dior with frosty lilac and mid-berry toned shadow and it's trailed all the way through to next season. As seen on the gorge Miss Donaldson at Versace. Now its a lighter,less intense wash of lilac along the eyelid and along the waterline.Teamed with a pink,nudish lip this look is perfect for a lazy picnic in the park and a pastel sundress! I loveee purple because it makes brown and green eyes really POP!
(did anyone actually do that "half-moon" manicure,that everyone was raving on about? I wasn't too keen,it looks so weird to me!)

Glossy Gothic

I'll always be a big fan of the smoky eye. It always looks stylish and effortless sexy. This look just screams "I've been rolling around with a boy all night,and I'm doing the walk of shame but hey,at least I put on some lip gloss!". And I think Lanvin pulled this look off to a tee!

To do the blackest of black smokey eye I swear by MAC in Carbon ( of course!) and Urban Decay Glide on 24 in Zero

The Bold and the Beautiful

I lovelovelove LOVE this look! The mussed up hair,the airbrushed skin but ESPECIALLY the bold,matte lips!Black cat eyeliner and red lips has been done to death and this is a refreshing change. I like this orange red colour soo much! I'm a bit scared of matte lipstick because it can make your lips look really chapped and dry but I'm definitely going to give this a try! Prada ftw!

Bare Faced Chic

I've always heard that it takes a lot of makeup to look like you don't have a lot of make-up on- that is sooo true! When I try to do the whole "I only wear tinted moisturiser and Vaseline" look, I just look terrible! This look is amazing because I wish I could ever look as fresh faced and dewy as this!

The "Ken dumped me!"

I decided to call this the "he dumped me!" look because I was looking through the John Galliano show pictures with my sis and she said that she thought this look was what Barbie would look like if she caught Ken cheating on her with Sindy! Obvs, I thought that was hilarious! I can see her point, the dolly pink cheeks are very Barbie-esque!This look was also done by the legendary Pat McGrath! This tempts me to pull my MAC Dollymix or Nars Orgasm out and try and give pink cheeks a go again.

So that's my round up! Any looks that you're looking forward to wearing this spring?

all pictures courtesy of

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Review: African Black Soap and Dark&Lovely Deep Repair Cream

My skin has been going out of control lately. I have always had fairly "normal" skin but recently have noticed it being majorly oily and I have a few dark marks from previous spots :(
I was perusing Specktra and saw a recommendation for African Black Soap that they were selling on Coastal Scents. So I was in a black Hair and Beauty store today and decided to pick this up:

DuDu-Osun Black Soap.

My sister and I spent a while laughing at the name but people are swearing by this stuff so I thought I would give it a try.
It looks like this:

What it does:

This is a traditional African Black soap made in Nigeria. It is made with pure natural ingredients and herbs with no artificial colours or preservatives.
It cleanses,nourishes and protects your skin while leaving your skin feeling soft and fresh.

Pure Honey
Shea Butter
Osun (camwood)
Palmkernel Oil
Cocoa Pod Ash
Palm Bunch ash
Aloe Vera
Lime & Lemon juice and oil

My verdict

I used this yesterday and at first I HATED IT! It made my skin feel...squeaky? But when I dried off my face,my skin felt baby soft. I was seriously impressed.A few others had said they had stopped using it because of the smell but I think it smells quite nice and a nice change from other over perfumed soaps.
My skin felt a little tight afterwards and it's recommended that you follow up your cleaning routine with some unrefined shea butter but I feel that any rich moisturiser will do. I find shea butter way too greasy for daytime use. I'm going to keep on using it and see how it goes!

Next I got:

Dark&Lovely Body- Deep Repair extra rich cocoa butter.

I suffer from really dry,cracked skin in the winter and with the cold season fast approaching I was looking for something that would really hold up this season.

What it does:

Provides 24hr non-stop moisture . With a formula enriched with Vitamin E ,it nourishes and soothes your skin. Enriched with glycerin it maintains optimal moisturisation throughout the day. Durably nourished and repaired skin ,your skin is soothed ,naturally soft and radiant.

My Verdict:

I got this as first as a tester in a magazine and I was instantly HOOKED BY THE SMELL! I put some on my hands and my best friend said I smelt like chocolate milkshake topped with cream! haha. It really smells that amazing,I literally wanted to eat it! I've never tried the Dark&Lovely Body range before and was happy to find it really did offer 24 hour relief from dry skin and wasn't sticky and absorbed into my skin really quickly. Added bonus you get a HUGE 400mls for £3.39! I'll definitely be stocking up on this one in the next few months.

My sister also bought me the infamous GOSH Darling. Somehow I thought it would be like MAC's Fresh Brew (horrible in the tube-divine on) but I was horribly mistaken. It literally makes me look like a corpse. There a quite a few available at my nearest Superdrug so if anyone wants one let me know,I'll be more than happy to post one over.

Has anyone else had one of those- " I soooo thought it would look good but it soooo doesn't" moments? (I thought blue eyeshadow was the sh*t when I was about 11. CRINGE!)

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Autumn Must Haves!

Autumn is my favourite season, Summer is way too hot and I'm not a big fan of heat.Heat= Less clothes. Winter is too cold. Cold= chapped lips,colds and red noses. Not cool. I think Autumn is the perfect medium. You can layer and still stomp around in heeled boots without being afraid of skidding and breaking your neck on some ice.
I've been trying to cut back on the shopping and trying to study a bit more. ( I'm in my final year at college- Eek!)But a girl can still dream! Here's my Autumn must haves!:

A dark vampy red nail colour. Nails Inc "Victoria" is awesome. I've been wearing it everyday for weeks.

"Henry" lace up boots from Schuh. Terrible picture. Hot boots. I'm so tempted to get these!

Red flannel mini from Topshop. Something about the colour red always makes me go "yum". I don't know why?!

Any Autumn/Winter must haves?

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