Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cannot. Get. Enough.

Her dance moves are just wow. And the song is no less!

Day 9 of 30 - My Favorite Pair of Shoes

Purchased from Ebay for approx. £5

Day 8 of 30 - A picture that makes me laugh

Collective Haul (ELF, Sleek, etc.)

Hello peeps! I've been wanting to finish this post for the longest time and I finally got to it. Hope you enjoy! 

These are my first ever ELF purchases and I am definitely a happy bunny!

Left - Right, Top - Bottom

 Studio Stipple brush - £3.50
 Studio Powder Brush - £3.50
 Bronzing brush - £1.50
 Blending Eye brush - £1.50
Smudge Eye brush - £1.50
Lip liner in Mauve Luxe + sharpener - £1.50
Lip liner in Bark + sharpener - £1.50
Eyelid Primer - £1.50
Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara - £1.50
Liquid eyeliner in Black - £1.50
4 piece Bamboo brush set - £15 - including: 
Complexion brush
Concealer brush
Blending eye brush
Mini Kabuki brush
Brush bag
(I purchased this for £7.50 when ELF had a 50% off sale on Bamboo tools)
Mechanical Eyelash curler - £1.50
Natural Lash kit including adhesive gel - £1.50
All Over Color stick in Golden Peach - £1.50
Brush Shampoo - £3.50


Top - Lip liner in Bark
Bottom - Lip liner in Mauve Luxe
All Over Color stick in Golden Peach

I'm happy with pretty much everything except for the Bronzing brush. Some of the hairs are bent on the side and when I smelled it, it reminded me of the plastic-y smell of the hair of dolls I had when I was little. In other words, you don't want your make up brush to smell of that. Everything else is pretty good though! The brushes are really soft, especially the Bamboo brushes. I'd like to specially mention the Eyelid Primer because it really exceeded my expectations! 

Palmer's Massage Cream for Stretch Marks - £5.87

I gained lots of weight after I came to England for university and ended up with a few unwanted stretch marks. I've used this cream before and it got rid of my stretch marks comepletely! Keep in mind though - it works best on stretch marks that are fresh or fairly fresh (reddish purple color). In the case of the permanent ones (white in color), it will make them fade, depending on how long you've had them. 

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream - £7.65

I love this product! I can actually see the skin on my face being 'repaired'. The only thing that bothered me though was that this costs £7.65 for 50 ml, which is a very small amount. It is definitely worth it though.

N-Spa Raspberry Milkshake Body Cream - £2.00

Such a gorgeous product. Very moisturizing, smells divine and best of all, the smell lingers for quite a long time! 

Sleek Blushes in Sahara and Flushed - £4.30 each

I am really loving Sleek right now. So affordable and great quality! The blushes have just the right amount of pigmentation and are not chalky at all. And at £4.30, can someone say bargain?

Sleek i-Divine eyeshadow palette in Storm - £6.49

This palette has all the right colors for both day time and night time looks. They are very pigmented and again, not chalky at all. I want to invest in all the Sleek eyeshadow palettes!

Avon Soft & Smooth wax strips - £3.50

Avon wax strips work like any other wax strips. Unlike the Veet and Nair ones though, this pack doesn't include the post-wax wipes, which leaves the parts you wax very sticky. The wax can easily be removed by rubbing some oil and then rinsing it with body wash/ soap.

Avon Foundation brush - £4.00

I love this brush! So soft and applies foundation beautifully. It's much smaller than other foundation brushes which makes it easier to get into the tougher areas of the face. 

Avon Luxe Lace Supershock Gel liner - £6.00

This product means what it says on the box. It really is gel liner in pencil form. I have never used a more creamier, darker and long-lasting eyeliner. Just saying. Go Avon!

VO5 Hot Oil Deep Nourishing Elixir - £4.07

I haven't used this yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about it. My scalp and hair have been kind of dry lately and I am really not enjoying it. Let's hope it works! I shall let you guys know how it works out!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium Glow - £7.70

I think this is a miracle product. I have those little spots on my legs from shaving, and this hides them very well. Spray, rub and voila - airbrushed legs! If you want to hide any scars or marks on your legs, I would definitely recommend this. 

Aussie Take The Heat Leave-In Cream - approx. £5.50
(Purchased on offer - 2 Aussie products from a selection for £6.00)
I love things that not only make my hair smell pretty, but actually makes it healthier too. Aussie definitely does both of those. My hair smells great is visibly getting healthier! Did I mention it smells great? I straighten my hair all the time now, so need something to my hair thinning, going brittle and becoming flat. This product helps me achieve just that! 

Oilatum Cream - £5.99

I don't have eczema but I have dry skin in certain parts of my body like my lower legs, right above my ankles. I've found that Oilatum really moisturizes and softens the dry skin. It's very thick in consistency but that's probably because it's filled with magical stuff that acts on the dry skin. Really recommend for very dry skin. 

Aussie Take The Heat Deep Treatment - £4.69

I've been using this with the Leave-In cream and it is a great remedy for all the reasons mentioned above!

My mum sent over some perfumes she thought I'd like.

Guess Gold perfume

Top notes: Citrus, Golden apple, and Pineapple
Middle notes: A Heart Hyacinth, Pink pepper, Water lily, Jasmine and Rose
Base notes: of Vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood, Patchoul, Honey and Amber

It's so hard to describe scents but I am going to try. It's elegant and sexy. I recommend it for night time! See? Really hard to describes scents, but hey I tried. I have to say that the more I smell this, the more I like it. Love the bottle, super sexy.

Source: www.fragrantica.com

Calvin Klein - Secret Obsession

Top notes: Exotic Plum, Nutmeg (mace) and Rose de Damasc
Middle notes: Egyptian jasmine, French orange blossom and Seductive Tuberose
Base notes: Cashmere woods, Madagascar vanilla, Burnt amber and Australian sandalwood

This is definitely a scent for older women. I like it, but it's not something I would repurchase after I run out.  If I ever do that is. It kind of reminds of a perfume called Opium (not sure about the brand), which has that smell that reminds me of my grandma. I'm not a fan of the bottle either, it's uncomfortable to hold and spray. Or maybe it's just me?

Source: www.fragrantica.com

I needed a new wallet as mine was in pretty bad shape. My boyfriend was kind enough to get me a gorgeous one from his trip to the States!

I LOVE Michael Kors and I absolutely adore this wallet! I am seriously in love. Thank you lovely! <3 

Leave me a comment if you have any thoughts or questions.

Thanks for visiting!