Saturday, 31 October 2009

This Weeks Clothing Haul

Got a few parcels through the post and popped into New Look this week :)

First of all I got a few bits from my Next Directory as per usual a few bits are out of stock so I'll post pics when they come

T- shirt
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which comes with a scarf - very Chanel
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Dress
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Close up of dress
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I also got a few bits in New Look yesterday

This stud detail top for AX Paris
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close up detail
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Ring
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Bangles
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Necklace (all the jewellery and accessories were on 3 for 2 and a got a 20% off voucher for purchases between the 8-15th November with my goodies)

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Hope you enjoyed I also have a few beauty purchases which I'll try and do later including an exciting discovery in New Look x

Happy Hallloween

I am not the biggest fan of Halloween but I do like my pumpkins
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After carving and hollowing them all out I made a yummy pumpkin and toasted sweetcorn soup - recipe here :) with the addition of a tiny bit of garlic and chilli, and some Quorn bacon and served it with some gluten free sun dried tomato ciabatta - yummy!
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I also roasted my pumpkin seeds with garlic and salt for a lovely crunchy snack
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So there you go my Halloween eats :) - lets hope we don't get many more trick a treaters I fancy some of the Milky Way funsizes from the Halloween dish - Happy Halloween xx

Monday, 26 October 2009

Blog Sale Haul + An Update

Afternoon peoples - I meant to do a few posts over the weekend but alas an evil bug has come to get me :( - My mum hasn't been very well for a week or so and last night her nasty bug struck me I spent and hour or so with my head down the toilet bowl and today I am curled up on the sofa with a blanket, drinks , and a bowl within easy reach feeling like death warmed up - argh!!! I have felt like this before a few months ago and we all know what I had then but fingers crossed its just a nasty bog standard virus - yuck!
Anyways if there is one thing guaranteed to cheer me up it's goodies :) Over the weekend I was lucky enough to receive a parcel of goodies which I got from the lovely Cosmetic Candy's blog sale :) As well as the goodies I got she was also kind enough to enclose some lovely samples and sweeties, and one of her lovely pin badges :)
First of all I got some super cute Hello Kitty hair bobbles :)
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I also got some Laura Geller Mattifying Powder which I have wanted to try for ages
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and some Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Sealer
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I can't wait to have a proper play with this when I am feeling better - Huge thanks Rowena x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

ASOS, George and La Redoute Goodies - Pic Heavy

Despite the postal strike I've got a few parcels through this week including two from ASOS :)

First of all I picked up a few winter clothes essentials (all these pics are from ASOS )

2 pairs of indigo jeggings - I look a bit chubby in the thigh area in them but hey ho they are comfy :)

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2 jumpers one in tuquoise and one in mink
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a long sleeve slight roll neck black top for layering
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not for winter but this super cute old fashioned style telephone pendant - ASOS do some super cute necklaces
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I also picked up a few beauty bits now there is a surprise

This lippy from Paul and Joe in RPM :) which has been on my wishlist for a while - look at the imprint and the packaging soooo cute
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Two Marian Newman Inkredible nail polish sets these look so interesting I will do a demo on how to use them and a review soon
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also OPI Barefoot in Barcelona
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I also picked up another few bits from ASOS which I've photographed - spot the difference - lol

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
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and an Body America Mango Peach Body Butter which came with a free lip butter :)
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I also got a parcel from La Redoute this week containing this gorgeous silver waterfall cardi - great for the festive season
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A huge plus point for me this week was a vist to my local Asda Hypermarket - why was this so exciting - well my local Asda doesn't stock the George cosmetics range and this one does :)
I have read quite a bit about their nail varnishes and when I got to the store they were on special offer at only £1 each so I picked a few up :)
No. 36 Smog
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No 15 Midnight Black
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No 22 Ultra Violet
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No 26 Mocha Ice
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I will definitely do a review on these at some point - they are such a bargain at only £1.50which is the normal price
I also had a little look at the rest of their make up range and picked up a Velvet Eyeshadow in No4 Combat and boy am I glad I did. In NYX style packaging this eyeshadow is super gorgeous - a gorgous olive greeny / gold - very like MAC Sumptuous Olive - The texture is gorgeous and its so pigmented - love it :)
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Any questions give me a yell and I'll try and do some reviews of the Marian Newman and George nail bits in the next week or so xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

It's Blog Award Time :)

Apologies for the delay in this but I recently got some lovely blog awards for the lovely Jo at All Things Beautiful Thank You SO Much Honey xxx
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To accept these awards, I have done the following:


1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award - Done :)


2. Copy the award and place it on my blog. - Done :)


3. Link to the person who nominated me for this award - Done


4. Name 7 things that people might find interesting; (Gorgeous Blogger award) Name 6 things that people might find interesting

Argh right I'll try and do 7 hope that's enough :)don't know about interesting though lol

*I am about to start an introductory correspondence course on Make Up Secrets :)
*I have my ears pierced 4 time
*I have just joined readitswapit I am registered as LouLou69 :)
*I have a nail polish obsession and have nearly 100 bottles argh (must do a collection post :)
*I am a complete chocaholic I need it in my life
*I am addicted to QVC
*If I could buy clothes from one designer I couldn't choose it would be MiuMiu or Marc Jacobs I love everything they do and don't own enough -lol


5. Nominate 7 Bloggers

6. Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

Ok here we go

* Natalie from Perfect Chic - why this lady doesn't have more followers I will never know - a fashion, style and beauty blog currently hosting a super generous giveaway - follow this lovely lady will you x
*Emma from Birds Decorate Branches - I love her writing style
*Rhamnousia at Desi Girl Does Make Up - again a good writing style and though provoking varied posts
*Eliza Make Up Junkie - a new blog too many but she has fuelled my urge to by more nail polish - Asda anyone need I say more :)
*Hannah Babey xo - - impressive hauls and a love for all things cosmetic x
* Sarah x at I Heart Cosmetics - Another girl who is passionate about all things beauty
*Finally Peonies and Water lilies - I am always happy when I see a new post in my feed that says it all x

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. - Done :)

Edited To Add - I'd also like a huge thank you to Lion Loving Tiger for the same awards thank you sooooo much xxx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

QVC, and Cocktail Cosmetics Hauling

I had such a crappy weekend and really needed cheering up so I placed a few little orders :)
First of all I placed an order with cocktail cosmetics. They already had a couple of bits from the MAC Holiday Collections so I got Phiff Dazzleglass
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It looks a gorgeous peach / nude with loads of glitter but like a lot of Dazzleglasses it isn't that pigmented all you really get is the glitter
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I also picked up a few NYX bits - a lipgloss in 24 Cafe Latte
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and an eyeshadow single in 104 Star
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I also picked a Barry M Dazzle Dust in 91 Black Silver

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and in much need of serious pampering I also ordered some gorgeous Elemis bath and body products from QVC - and relax.....
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2true Glitter Mascara Review

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Apologies for the delay I meant to do a few posts over the weekend but I felt soooo rough I never got a thing done. Anyways I am still working my way through the mountain of 2True products I was sent a month or so ago. I must admit when I review a product I don't just use it once or twice I use it quite a few times to get a real feel as to whether or not I can recommend it and this product was no exception. One of the items I was sent in my package was the 2true Glitter Mascara in No 1 (Silver). I must admit this isn't an ever day product but its great for night out or for over the festive season. It's name probably says it all Glitter Mascara - it is a clear mascara base which is crammed full of fine silver glitter particles
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2true say you can use it on its own (like I did) or over an existing mascara, I also think it would look fabulous say on the tips of a jet black lash.
I did find I had to pile it on because the glitter particles were so fine you can't see it too well in the first picture because of the light etc. but you can see it much more clearly in the second picture
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If you want a stronger glittery look there are probably thicker glittered mascaras out there but the fine glitter makes it non irritating and not too bad to remove, although there was a little bit of fallout which I suppose can be expected. All in all a cheap product for the party season to give your eyes a bit of sparkle for only £1.91 from Superdrug stores