Sunday, 22 April 2012


A very lovely someone sent these to me at work the other day which was an amazing surprise. I was told I had a delivery and thinking it was a work thing I went off to collect it and this is what greeted me. The lilies hadn't opened when I got them, so I waited until they were more in bloom before I posted them on here. Aren't they gorgeous?  They were sent to cheer me as I've been feeling a little gloomy lately and it worked, every time I see them, they make me smile! Thank you, my lovely little know who you are.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lipbutters

There has been a lot of hype about the Revlon Colorburst Lipbutters lately. Although they look like lipsticks, I really like the fact that they are lip balms with a noticeable tint. I was recently in Boots and they are doing a 3 for 2 so I had a little bit of a spree which included two lipbutters in the shades Sweet Tart and Raspberry Pie. In the 1st picture above Raspberry Pie looks quite dark, but as you can see from the swatch, it's quite a pinky-red and I really love it! I love them both and I wear Sweet Tart most days as I really like the coral-pink, it's a really good spring shade. I had wanted to get a neutral soft pink too, but Strawberry Shortcake was sold out and the other pinks were a bit too shimmery for me, but I was still very happy to get my hands on these two.

Has anyone else tried the Revlon Lipbutters lately? What shades are your favourites?

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Girl about town

As I had the afternoon off work today, I thought I would have a bit of wander around town, although it was pretty cold! I headed to Brick Lane which was fun. I did some fabric shopping as I'm planning to make a few dresses and skirts for myself...I'll let you know how that project goes. One of my favourite things about Brick Lane are all the vintage shops so it was fun to explore a few of them today. Sadly though I didn't come away with any vintage purchases today as I was a bit weighed down with fabric but I did have a lovely candlelit afternoon tea at the tea shop in the Vintage Emporium. After that I headed over to Marble Arch as I wanted to check out the new look Superdrug and I wasn't disappointed as they now stock Essie. There was an amazing display and all the nail varnishes are £7.99 yay!!!

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Monday, 2 April 2012

March favourites 2012

This month I've had quite a few go to products, which is good as I'm trying to use the products I have and not just keep buying new things.

Nars Luster blush: I really love this blush. It's quite peachy with sparkle (but not too much sparkle). I apply it quite lightly and it gives a really natural healthy glow.

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel -  Bronze Universel: I think this has been quite talked about on You Tube and blogs for quite a while. This is one of my favourite products. I really love the texture of it and the way it feels on the skin. The somewhat rude Chanel lady at my local Boots told me that I couldn't use this for sculpting, that it was for use all over the face, but I thought that could make me a little orange so decided to ignore her and use the bronzer for sculpting. I wear it under Nars Luster and really like the natural looking finish and that healthy sunkissed look it gives. It is the most expensive bronzer I have bought at £29, but I use it every day and it looks like I've hardly made a dent, so will last ages!

Laura Mercier Black Gold Kohl Eye Pencil: I love, love this eyeliner. It is a mix of black and bronze/gold and is perfect used on the whole lid for a no fuss smoky eye. I also like the smouldering look you can achieve by using it on the lower lash line.

MAC eyeshadow in Plumage and Quarry: These are gorgeous eyeshadows and good for everyday use. I'd been looking for a good matt taupe for ages so I was really pleased with Quarry. It blends in really well with my Asian skintone, so I use it as a base. Plumage is a matt blue/green and is great for creating a smoky eye or smudged on the lower lash line.

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo - Permanent Taupe: This is another matt finish taupe, but in a creamy finish. I love the texture of this, it lasts all day and it's darker than Quarry so layers well over the top of it.

China glaze nail varnish - Below Deck: Hmm I think taupe tones feature a bit for me this month. I like this as it's a taupe nail varnish with quite a plummy tone, so goes well with my skin tone, much better than a flat taupe would. I'll do a colour swatch of this soon.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: This is quite a cult product. It's meant to tighten pores and brighten. I don't really have a problem with noticeable pores so can't really comment on that, but I do like the way it goes on and feels on my skin. It gives a really good base for my tinted moisturiser and does make my face look brighter.

Murad skin perfecting Primer dewy finish: I got this in my Valentine's Glossybox and I tried it out once and then forgot about it. However this last month I thought I would give it another go and it's amazing! It's actually a tinted primer and I can really notice a difference after using it. Even before I apply my tinted moisturiser, it gives a lovely finish, really evens out my skin tone and provides a perfect base. I really think I'll purchase the full size product for this.

What have been your favourite products in March?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

My Spring Week

• Wasabi lunch • Zizzi Dinner with Family • Strawberry sorbet - yum!
• Birthday presents for my lovely best friend • Lunch at Kimchee • Afternoon Tea at Laudurée Café
• Diptyque candle - Jasmin • Revlon Lip Butters • Style Me Vintage - Naomi Thompson

This week has been filled with lots of fun things as I had a few days off work, my lovely best friend was in town, celebrated a friend's wedding and I got to enjoy the Spring sunshine ...yay!! It does look like a food heavy week but I was lucky to be taken out to dinner with my Family and I treated my best friend to a birthday lunch at Kimchee and an afternoon tea of yummy macaroons at Laudurée Café!! All in all a lovely week!

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