Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Everyday FOTD...........

I though you may be interested in my every day look at the moment. I have been loving neural eyes with a hint of smokiness ( I find that if my eyes are too pale I look 'Odd')

Its mainly the colours I love with this combo. Hope you like.....

Eye Products
Rimmel Brow Pencil
ELF Mineral eye base
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Tan (eyelid)
Wet'N'Wild Brulee Mono (Brow and inner eye highlight)
MAC Twinks (Socket)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Gel Liner in Black Onyx
Black Mascara ( I have been using up various ones)

Face Products
Revlon Colourstay Foundation
MAC MSF Natural Medium/Deep
Bourjois Bronzer ( I forget the name the Summer one...:))
MAC MSF Northernlights (Highlight)
The Balm Frat Boy Blush

Good Ole Carmex, my lips have felt a little dry in the colder weather. Plus Carmex is a maintenance free look :))

As you can see from my pictures, its a soft daytime look.

What are you reaching for day to day at the moment??


Glossy Box November 2011................

I know that there are a lot of Glossy Box reviews floating about, So ill keep it short and sweet, lol. My box seems to be a little different to most I have seen, so here we go....
L To R
Illamasque Freak Fragrance Sample
Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer
Arbonne Ultra Hydrating Hand Creme
Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
Dead Sea Spa Magik Delicate Boosting Mask

I must admit that I was a little disappointed about this months box, it just all seemed a little bland to me. I am most excited about the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, its a product I have seen lots of on QVC and it always gets fab reviews, its on the more expensive side and so I have never taken the plunge.
It will be great to see if it live up to all the hype.

I like the Nail Rock, just wish I had got a different design as these Red with Black Lace just aren't very me.

Hey Ho, that's the gamble I guess.

What did you think of this months box???


Carmine box, November 2011...................

So here we are, its time for the 2nd Carmine Box review.
As you know I was massively impressed with the 1st box and was eager to see if the 2nd lived up to the 1st. I'm very pleased to see that it hasn't disappointed.

This months box included.... L to R
Lulu's Time Bomb Flashback Night Cream
NEOM Organics Real Luxury Body Lotion
Cosmetics A La Carte Brow Ink
Dainty Doll Eyeliner Pencil
New CiD i-Pout Lipstick

I love how this box once again has 3 cosmetic items to try as this is where I get most excited as I am a bit of a stick in the mud with my skin care. I love to try new body products, skin care just scares me as I know how my skin can be.

The New CiD lipstick is fab, it has a light inbuilt to allow you to freshen up any time any place any where.

The brow ink is also exciting as it doubles up as a liquid liner, It has fab pigment.

Here are some swatches....

Brow Ink in Brown, Dainty Doll Eyeliner in Navy and New CiD Lipstick.

What do you think of this months box???


Monday, 28 November 2011

Get Glamrous...................

As most of you must know by now, I am a massive fan of all things sparkly and pretty.
Well, what else could I do but get sidelined recently when I was repurchasing my Backcomb in a Bottle. Umberto Giannini's Glam Hair range have a beautiful product called Glamour Puss Crystal Mist.

Its a light mist that you spray on your finished style. It has a pretty light fragrance and gives your hair a very pretty and subtle dusting of golden glitter.

As you can see from the swatch below (all be it on my hand) the glitter is very subtle. The spray does have a golden tone and so this may not be great for platinum blonds as it may deposit too much colour if your not careful. On my hair its perfect and you just see the glitter to give you some idea of the colour.

Sorry there isn't a picture of the spray in my hair, the winter lighting meant that even with taking 40+ photos, not one of them was suitable.

If you are looking for that little extra sparkle for the festive season, I think that this would be a great addition to any ones festive look.

The Glamour Puss Crystal Hair Mist is £5.61 and available from or in your local branch.

Have you tried this gorgeous spray???


Top Ten Winter Polishes................

I thought I would share with you my personal Top Ten winter polishes with you.
I surprised myself when picking them, I found it quite hard to pick, I could easily of made this a top 15 or 20, lol. I have tried to include a post with a swatch with each choice so you can see all my thoughts and swatches on each polish.

Enough waffling, here is my top ten...

L To R
OPI Russian Navy- NOTD swatch here
OPI Skull & Glossbones- NOTD swatch here
OPI Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous - NOTD swatch here
OPI Servin up Sparkle - NOTD swatch here
OPI A Oui Bit Of Red - NOTD swatch here

L To R
Essie After Sex
Essie Ladylike - NOTD swatch here
China Glaze Frostbite - NOTD swatch here
NO17 Magnetised Polish - NOTD swatch here
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday - NOTD swatch here

What do you think of my choices?? I really do enjoy all of these 10 colours and think for anyone they are great additions for the winter season.

Let me know your favourites for the winter and festive season.


New Blog Header............

A few days ago I received an email from the lovely Aly from

Aly had very kindly designed me a blog header and emailed it over to me.
I love it, I cant thank you enough Aly. I could never decide what I wanted and Aly, seems to of got it right in one for me.

Thank you again Aly!!

Have a fab day!!


Giveaway winner.................

I would like to say a massive thank you to all of you who entered my recent giveaway. I promised this post on Sunday, I have been poorly over the weekend ( still bad today, off work :(( boo hiss) which is why I am only putting this up today.

I still cant get to grips with the 'Schduled' bit for posts on blogger..... If anyone can help me fathom it out, ill love you forever, lol.

Any way enough waffling......

The winner is................
(I used Random.Org)

Congratulations babe, if you can send me through your address, ill get your prize out to you this week :))

Thank you once again to all of you for entering and supporting me and my giveaway, Your the best!!!!



Thursday, 24 November 2011

And the winner is.......................

And the winner is.................

My giveaway is now closed :))

A massive thank you to all those of you how entered, I am going to be drawing the winner ( using random generator I think...) on Sunday. I will be nursing my head after our Christmas works party and what better way to make me feel better than a little giveaway love :))

Have a fab eve everyone!!!


Orly Oui NOTD gorgeousness............

As you all know I am trying to be more adventurous with my polish, today helping me step out side my comfort zone we have Orly's Oui...

Oui is a pretty sheer purple with gold shimmer running through.It almost looks duo chrome in some lights. I used 3 coats for these pictures, and you can still see my natural nail line slightly, I think with four it would be totally opaque.
It applies really well and a fourth coat would glide on easily I'm sure.
The gold in this shade is what sells it to me, its just very very pretty. Without it would just be a wishy washy dirty lilac. I'm really pleased I picked this polish up as its super pretty an I think will also be great layered over other shades.

Hope your having a sparklicious day!!


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A combination made in heaven, for pink wednesday...............

You all know I like to do a bling finger with my manicures, and usually its sparkly, today I wanted to try a bold contrast for my I wear Pink on Wednesdays NOTD.....

I used OPI Mod About You for the accent finger, 2 Coats .

 OPI Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous 2 Coats

This full cover shimmer packed gun metal Grey polish is stunning, I have mentioned how much I am enjoying grey at the moment and this is no exception. The shimmer makes the colour which could look drab come to life. The polish applies gorgeously and dries quickly.
I love the punch of the Mod About You with it too.

What contrast manicures are you loving at the moment??


Saturday, 19 November 2011

NOTD Parlez Vous OPI............

A step outside my comfort zone today for my NOTD, its Parlez Vous OPI.

This polish for me is a nice surprise. I tend to stay away from purples as I find that I feel quite Gothic, lol. This though is nice and soft, and I think has just the right amount of grey tones. I found that with 2 coats this polish looked perfect and dries to a lovely high shine.

I think I will wear this polish a fair amount through the Fall/Winter, I'm glad that I am being a bit more adventurous and trying new things.

Are there colours that you dont tend to wear so offten??


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wocka Wocka NOTD, the perfect festive red...........

Now this NOTD looks like Christmas in a bottle to me, What do you think??

Its OPI Wocka Wocka from the Muppet's collection.

As you already know I am a massive fan of Red nails. I think they are timeless, elegant and sexy all at the same time. I wear red all year, however there is something special about Red nails in the fall and winter time, especially around Christmas.

Wocka Wocka I think is going to become a firm favourite with me, it applies beautifully and dries with a high gloss. I found that 2 coats was gorgeous. There is subtle gold flecks running through the polish that make it that bit more special and very pretty.

This for me is a must have polish and I really cant say enough good things about it.

Whats your favourite from the Muppet's collection??



Mac Glitter&Ice FOTD...................

Idid a post on my recent purchases from the Glitter&Ice collection, I though I would share with you my FOTD using some of those items.....

Paint pot in Morning Frost
Lipliner In Synch
Satin Taupe Eye Shadow
Top Of The Posh Peacocky Colection Eye Shadow
Paint Pot In Lets Skate
And Whirls&Twirls Lipstick

I wanted a soft Taupe grey shadow with a hint of pink, im loving this combo at the moment espcially with strong black liner.....

The lip pencil and lipstick give a soft and gentle apperance to the lips, I think it looks great with the eye combo.

What do you think of this look??


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