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Thursday, 25 November 2010

My Beauty Staples & Everyday Makeup Routine as of Nov 2010



Hi everyone! I'd like to share with you my staple products and my current daily beauty routine that's working well for me so far. It's very quick to do (takes me 10minutes every morning) and my skin seems happy with it, ie. it doesn't seem to break me out. I hope this is useful somehow! ♥

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

M.A.C and Nicki Minaj Q & A - Pink 4 Friday Lipstick~ !


Here is some exclusive Q & A about the upcoming exciting NEW! launch from M∙A∙C & Nicki Minaj. Enjoy ♥


NICKI MINAJ “PINK FRIDAY” Q&A

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Beauty Christmas Shopping: 25% Friends & Family Coupon Code for Skin Care!


Hello everyone! Christmas is coming up soon (only a few weeks away!) and I'm sure a lot of you are thinking of buying presents for your loved ones. I know every little penny helps, and so I'd like to share with you this 25% off Friends and Family Coupon for SkinCareRX.com. They sell a range of skincare products including La Roche-Posay, which I personally haven't tried yet, but I have heard good things about! ♥

Friends and Family Coupon* Code: FF25
*Excludes some brands. Expires Dec. 1, 2010.

Their sites also have Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, which also may help with your beauty budget for this season. :)

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope this is useful.

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Apothica and SkinCareRx Facebook pages. They are currently giving out tons of prizes and having a lot of fun!

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Monday, 22 November 2010

MAC Haul! Lingering Brow Pencil & Eyeshadows in Patina and Mulch

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Hi everyone, I popped over to MAC a few days ago mainly to buy my staple Lingering brow pencil which has just run out, but I managed to also purchase a few eyeshadows I have been wanting for a long time, but never got to buy them because of all the limited edition collections coming out! I got eyeshadows in Patina and Mulch. They are both neutrals so they are very wearable, and very pretty too :) Keep reading for reviews and swatches!

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Sunday, 21 November 2010

NARS Laguna Bronzer Review & Swatches


MAC Refined Golden bronzer, NARS Laguna bronzer

I was finally able to get my hands on this product that's had so many raving reviews in the beauty world; it is NARS Laguna bronzer. Here I am comparing this to my to-go bronzer, which is MAC Refined Golden. Enjoy! x

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

LOOK: Cut a Caper with Gold and Grey

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I did this pretty quick and simple look a few days ago. Here you can also see MAC Cut a Caper lipstick in action! Its not really a unique shade, but its one that I like nonetheless. Keep reading! ♥

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Haul & Review

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My Haul

I was able to check out the MAC Tartan Tale Collection a couple of weeks ago, and to be honest I was seriously underwhelmed. Looking at the displayer, I was somewhat 'bored', because the colours looked like repromotes and the tartan look didn't really excite me. A few products really caught my eye though, mainly because of the bright beautiful colours. These were My Highland Honey and Her Blooming Cheek blushes, Cut a Caper lipstick, eyeshadows in Glamora Castle and Follow Your FantasyUndercurrent Pearlglide Liner and the Dashing Lassies palette . However, after swatching and thinking about them, the only products that came home with me were lipsticks in Cut a Caper and The Faerie Glen, and a blush in Margin from the permanent line. Keep reading for my reviews and swatches! ♥

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

LOOK: X-Factor Cheryl Cole Inspired - Smokey Brown Eyes with Pinky Nude Lips

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I was watching the X-factor this weekend, and I was inspired to do this makeup look worn by Cheryl Cole on the Saturday show (Live Show 6). It's a different take on the smokey brown eye look: a thickened brown line on the lower lash line, winging out a bit. It's a great neutral smokey look that's easy to wear and definitely not over the top. I really liked this look on her, and I might say I like it on myself as well. I'm sure anyone can pull this off! :)

In this look I was able to use the Urban Decay Naked palette, MAC Bite of an Apple blush from the Venomous Villains collection, as well as The Faerie Glen lipstick from the recent MAC Tartan Tale collection. I hope you enjoy this look xx

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

LOOK: Simple Everyday Face of the Day

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Here's a simple everyday look I did the other day, also using the Bite of an Apple blush from the MAC Venomous Villains collection! Enjoy xx

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Lip Swatch: I Love Eyeko Liptastik Glossy Lip Pen in Lip Lover !! ♥

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I have been sent this Liptastik Glossy Lip Pen in the shade Lip Lover from Eyeko, and I am so excited to share my review with you. I was a bit skeptical at first about the lip stick issue because of how I didn't like Barry M's version, but this product proved to be so much better.

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Lip Lover is a bright red that screams RETRO!! to me, and I love this look. The colour itself reminds me so much of MAC's Powerhouse lipstick, which I adore. It is well pigmented and glides on your lips like a dream. It does not dry my lips out. The finish itself seems similar to a MAC amplified cream lipstick.  One thing that makes this product stand out from the other red lipsticks I've tried however (including MAC) is how it doesn't stain my teeth when I smile! I don't know how it does this, since it is not transfer-resistant at all. This lipstick seems pretty long lasting on too. Like most red lipsticks, it leaves a stain on your lips as the day goes by. If you don't eat your lips like I do, this is sure to last you at least half a day! (without eating meals at least).

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Although its in pencil form, you don't need to worry about sharpening it at all. You just need to twist it up to get more product.

I really love this Liptastik pen, and I encourage you to at least try it out. You can purchase it from eyeko.com, and please use my code e11109 for a free gift! It is also available in a rosy pink colour called Loud Mouth, which might also be good to try. I wish eyeko had more colours though, I would love a coral one or a deep vampy red one! ♥

What do you think? Would you like to try this out? ♥

The item featured in this post was provided for review consideration by PR, but as always, this review is honest and my own. ♥
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Monday, 8 November 2010

MAC Mineralised Eyeshadows in Forest Love and Illusionary/Burning Ambition

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I got these two lovely babies from a blog sale some time ago. They are MAC mineralised eyeshadows in Forest Love and Illusionary/Burning Ambition. They are gorgeous and I'm so happy to get a hold of them! Keep reading for reviews and swatches. ♥

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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Ecover Skin Care: Lavender & Aloe Vera Hand Soap and Shower Gel

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I'm so happy to be sent these products to review by Ecover (thanks Jessica!). Ecover is a company that largely produces ecological cleaning products, but they also have a range of eco-friendly personal care products. I was given the choice of either picking lavender and aloe vera or citrus and orange blossom, but I thought the former was more weather appropriate. I'm really happy with these products, keep reading for my review!

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Friday, 5 November 2010

Urban Decay the Black Palette

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Hello everyone! I picked up Urban Decay's The Black Palette a few months ago together with the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but admittedly I haven't used it as much. It does look hot in black packaging with all the blackened shades, but it is no where near as wearable as the Naked Palette. This palette comes with a mini Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero, and a mini eyeshadow primer potion. Keep reading for the rest of my review and swatches! ♥
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Thursday, 4 November 2010

EYEKO! Nail Polishes in Vampira, Coral & Posh and Graffiti Pen in Navy Blue

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EYEKO! Nail Polishes in Vampira, CoralPosh and Graffiti Pen in Navy Blue

I picked up these products a while back, but they have been engulfed in all my stuff that I thought I lost them. They have resurfaced however, and I am so happy to share my raving reviews with you! ♥

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review & Swatches

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Hello everyone! I picked up this Naked Palette from Urban Decay a couple of months ago, and I only decided to blog about it now after I've used it quite a bit. I really like this palette; when I swatched them at the store I thought blah, neutral, blah - nothing exciting; but boy did I underestimate how versatile and useful these eyeshadows would be. Keep reading for my review and swatches!

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Clinique Gloss in Currant - Elle Gift with Purchase~ ! ♥

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Here's another freebie I got with another magazine; the November issue of Elle. I got the Clinique Superbalm Moisturising gloss in Currant. I picked this up because I thought the berry colour would look great for the fall. However, I didn't expect it to be so sheer! It gives a hint of berry on your lips and shine but if colour is what you're looking for, this would not cut it. However, I do like how sheer it is for work purposes. I don't really regret picking this up, but I don't recommend it either. ♥

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Monday, 1 November 2010

LOOK: Smokey Grey Eyes and Red Lips, Cheryl Cole Promise This Inspired~!

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Hello everyone, I know its been a long time since I've posted a look, and I haven't been updating as much as I used to. It's because I've been really busy lately with uni, and some other extra things, and also partly because I've starting to become lazy somewhat with blogging - I feel like I need a bit of a break! Up until a few weeks ago, blogging started to become a 'chore' for me, and it didn't feel right, and I just wanted that feeling to go away. So now I'm starting this thing where I only blog when I actually want to, not when I feel compelled to do so. And because of that, I do have quite a lot to blog about, which I might space in the next few weeks. A lot of new things I bought and some samples I've been sent. But anyway, enough of my babbling! This post is supposed to be about my look!

I wore this look last Friday, when my bf took me to his 'surprise' (which I guessed the day before!), a date and to watch Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic at the O2 arena - which was beautiful by the way! All you Disney buffs would love it ♥ I had just been listening and watching Cheryl Cole's new music video of her single 'Promise This' and I was inspired a bit by her makeup when she wore that red-orange dress. I hope you like it! Keep Reading for what I used and more photos!


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