Monday, 22 August 2011

MAC and Origins haul :)

Yesterday I said I had some shopping planned and well, here it is :). Let's start with my little Origins purchase...

I heard about this product ages ago and contemplated buying it, but didn't actually get it. When I watched Tanya Burr's skincare routine video the other day I decided to bite the bullet and get it. The reason I couldn't decide for so long was because of the price, £20.00 a pop isn't a bargain.
It says it is a refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff. Sounds great to me. On the box it says the product was formulated without: Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, Mineral oil, PABA, Petrolatum, Paraffin, DEA, Synthetic frangrance and animal ingredients.

After my little splurge on the eye cream I went and had a bigger splurge at the MAC counter and the CCO. .. Hehe.

I got two eyeshadows from the MAC counter - Woodwinked and Mulch.

Woodwinked is a 'warm antiqued gold'. Such a gorgeous colour. Make's my green eyes really stand out. Looks gorgeous on its own or paired with another shadow. LOVE this!

Mulch is a 'red brown colour with a bronze pearl'. It's really beautiful. Looks lovely smudged into the lash line with espresso over the lid. It is darker than in the photo.

Then I stopped off at the CCO and raided their MAC stand. I got two eyeshadows, one pigment and a cream colour base.

The first eyeshadow I picked up was Kid, a 'beige cashmere' colour. It's similar to Omega but is slightly darker and warmer.

Then, I grabbed Scene, a 'muted blue-grey' colour. I'm gonna used it to create a wearable day to night smokey eye.

 All the eyeshadows cost me £9.50.

L-R Kid, Woodwinked, Mulch, Scene (with primer)

In the middle of my little eyeshadow frenzy, I spotted Vanilla pigment - so of course, I had to get that too!

Vanilla is a 'soft ivory white' colour and it's gorgeous! It's shimmery and just lovely :).

It would look divine on the brow bone as a highlight or in the inner corner :)
It cost me £15.50.

L-R not blended, blended  (with primer)

Last thing I got was a cream colour base in Shell, a 'soft shimmery pink-beige' colour.


It would look amazing as a highlight if you had a tan!

It cost me £13.50.

Thanks for reading!

Jess xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

It's a Sunday #01

My blonde is coming back...

So, this past week's been a bit manic.

We've had a Russian student staying with us for the past six weeks, I promised her that before she went home, I'd do her makeup for her. So I did.
Before                                 After

Bad quality photo's, but you get the idea. She wasn't used to wearing makeup, she looked so different :O. She went home today, It's gonna be so weird without her here, I'd gotten used to her!

Also, this week my dog had a hair cut. He looks such a cutie. He's had a super relaxing week bless him!
Could you get a more chilled out dog?

I've been so tired this week. Too much stress! I'm meant to be on my holidays! I've got lots of shopping planned for the next couple of weeks to take my mind off the dreaded exam results. I know I'm going to do terribly. I'd be happy to just pass to be honest!

How was your week?

Thanks for reading!
Jess xx

Material lovin'...

I've been loving blazers recently. This one from Topshop is gorgeous. I orded it off the website the other day and since i've got it, we've been inseperable.
Isn't it a beauty? I've been wearing it with leather panelled leggings and a black tank top or a ditsy dress with a skinny brown belt. It looks so cute, the colour is lush! I was inspired by Frankie Sandford, she's often seen wearing blazers.

Frankie Sandford Clothes

What's your latest fashion staple?
Thanks for reading :)
Jess xx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

July Favourites!

I've been a bit MIA on the blogging front recently, been very busy with my family. My Great Nan unfortunately passed away last week, at the grand age of 97. Her birthday was in September, she was so close to 98! I'm so proud of her, she was the center of our family, she'll always be remembered for her grace, her love for her family and how she always smelt of lavender :).

On a cheerier note, I have also been tinkering about with makeup as usual and fallen have in love with a few products this month. First off the beauty products...

Last month, I was addicted to using Clinique's Bottom Lash Mascara. The wand is sooo tiny and makes your bottom lashes appear super long and defined. It lasts for ages without smudging too! Mine is in Black. It cost me £10.00 - bargain for what it is, i think!

Next up, is Jemma Kidd's Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Coral. I really love this lipgloss, its soft, smooth and just plain lovely. The colour is perfect for summer and the packaging is gorgeous. And to top it all off? I got it free in Red magazine a little while ago. It retails at £14.00.

I've been loving pastel nail polishes for while now but last month I became hooked. Especially to this one, Barry M's Nail Paint in Mint Green. It looks so summery and pretty. It cost me £2 :).
VO5's give me texture instant oomph powder is amazing. I have been LOVING this. My hair is naturally poker straight, thin and pretty lifeless. But, one shake of this product into my roots and a quick ruffle - my hair is volumized and poofy. One downside to this product, once you've used it you can definitely feel the product in your hair. Personally I couldn't leave my hair for a day or two without a wash if I could feel product in my hair. So, for those of you who wash your hair every few days, I wouldn't recommend it. But it's perfect for adding oompf for a night out. It cost me £4.00.

Now for some non-beauty favourites...

Bookwise, i've been loving Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I decided to re-read it before the film came out, which leads me to my favourite film of July... I freaking loved Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2!!!! I love all the Harry Potter books and films, to be truly honest, I have a bit of an obsession with them :).

Musicwise, i've been listening to quite a lot lately but mainly Ten Thousand Voices. They're seriously awesome. I'm a bit of a metal head so they're maybe not to everyone's taste but their talent is obvious :) My boyfriend happens to be part of this band (he's one of the guitarists), i'm sure they'd all be very grateful if you'd take a look...!/pages/Ten-Thousand-Voices/208001005903700

Foodwise, i've been munching on Party Rings. Probably too much, but oh well.

Thank you for reading!

Jess xx
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