Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day

Hello! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas no matter where you were or what you did. And i hope Santa brought you some nice things. I had a lovely day with a house full of family, ate some amazing food and had some great laughs especially when playing 'Who am i'.



Not the best picture but all i had was my Macbook. 

Face:
 Mac Matchmaster foundation
Rimmel bronzer
Eyes:
Mac Rice paper eyeshadow
NYX gold shimmer pigment
Benefit Bad Gal mascara
Lips:
Rimmel pencil in Spice
Collection 2000 Cream puff lip cream in Fairy cake 3


All the clothes i wore on Christmas day were presents (sorry you cant see them in the picture)
I wore leggings from Topshop that were black with a pretend leather strip down both sides. And a sleeveless blouse from Miss Guided that was pale pink with small studs all over the front.


xoxo


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Nails

I love painting my nails, in fact if I'm honest i have to say that i am slightly obsessed with painting my nails. To the point where i change my polish at least 3 times a week. Ive used two colours for this Christmas nail and havent gone over the top with decorations or anything so its very simple. I have used OPI's "A Ruby for Rudolph' and BarryM's 'Foil Effect in Gold' for my accent nail. 




This is how it looks on my nails...




As you can see i am very simple with my nails as in i dont use nail pens or anything. I am planning on changing my nails before christmas day so i will add a post of what i have :) I do feel that red is a very festive colour and this red is just slightly glittery but not in your face which is perfect for me.

Happy Christmas :)



<3 xoxo

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Live



So my mum, sister and myself attended Britain and Irelands Next Top Model live in Londons Excel on Sunday 30th October. Overall i had a fab day out, full of fashion beauty, celebs, models, catwalks, freebies, competitions, food and fun! I took quite a few pictures throughout the day....




After one round of the stalls we decided we deserved a rest ... and snack! Belgium chocolate, strawberries and marshmallows :)



As we were VIPs we had a few chill outs in the VIP/Bloggers lounge where you could get food and drinks and also see lots of familiar faces. It was so nice to have somewhere to rest your legs and hands after carrying around lots of bags.


Me and my sister got the chance to meet Amy Childs (from TOWIE) and have a little natter. She was such a lovely person and was so friendly. I purchased one of her tops and some eyelashes which i absolutely love btw!!


After lunch we stumbled across a make up demo that Tanya Burr (pixie2woo from youtube) was doing. So naturally stopped to watch as i love watching her videos on youtube. It was a really useful demo and was really relaxed and informative.


ONTO THE SHOW! I didnt take many pictures, i took mostly videos.. sorry guys! 


The first selection of rows were for VIPs so we had great seats. During the catwalk show Bluey Robinson and the Luminites sang along with a stage full of dancers. 


Charlotte from the previous cycle!





After the catwalk show!....... the masses!!


By the end of the day i was well and truly cream crackered. I purchased some lovely products and clothing, and also came away with great freebies. I recommend this as a great girlie day out and am very much looking forward to next years already!


xoxo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winter Blues....

I definitely suffer with the Winter blues. Shopping and spending all of my money gives me a quick burst of happiness. But it also means new KNITWEAR <3


Where do you go for your knitwear? Do you go for cheap that will last you the season, throw it away then the following year purchase new items. Or do you pay that little extra for better quality items that will last a year or so? Now that is the question...








I personally do both. I have a few key items of knitwear that i have had for a year or so now from places like Topshop, Firetrap All Saints. Of course there is a wide range of places to go for good quality knitwear.









Then on the other hand i do buy quite a few things from Primark and New Look that i will wear a lot and will probably end up bootfairing or throwing out but they do the job and they do it well.

I guess its personal preference where to buy your wardrobe staples from and it always interests me what other people decide to do and where they go, how much they spend and whether its worth it.


I hope everyone has a lovely warm and cosy winter

xoxo

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best high street eyeliner!!!!

So ......................since i purchased the 24 hour eyeliner from Japan, thats all ive been using. Until i found this beaut!

I was out in town shopping and realised i didnt have my eyeliner with me...so i thought i would buy another.
I had heard some good things out Loreal Super Liner so i instantly handed over the cash. I purchased mine from my nearest Boots store for £6.19 which isnt bad :)


The Super Liner i chose to get was the 'Carbon Gloss' version. This doesnt really bother me if its glossy or not as i normally matt my eyeliner with black eyeshadow.

I have used this for around a month now and love love love it !!!!! Stays on all day, and comes off easily with make up remover. If you need a new eyeliner trust...... you NEED this!

p.s sorry its been a while :)

xoxo

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eyeko

So, 


this is my first lot of Eyeko products ever purchased. And i dont know about you guys but i was super impressed! 


So i was having a look through Twitter the other week and noticed Eyeko were advertising a surprise box available for a limited time only and thought, hmmm i fancy getting that. So i did and to my surprise it was actually really worth it!!! It was £10 and i got a mascara, lipstick and a lipgloss.


This is a picture of the mascara that came in the surprise box. i have to say I'm not that impressed with it but its quite good if you like the natural look. Dont get me wrong i sometimes go for the natural face look but i am a fan of big thick eyelashes.  But as i just said its pretty good if you go for the natural lash effect. This retails at £8.00 so for this to be part of the surprise set was a really good deal!!
I also got a Lipstick in the colour hot lips which i have seen in magazines recently including great reviews and write ups so i was extremely excited when i opened this!! I tried it straight away and it stayed on for the whole day, it literally did not budge and the pigmentation is really good and strong! Ladies if your a fan of pink lips i defiantly recommend this product to you. This retails at £6.50 :) GO FOR IT GIRLS!!!!!


Lastly i opened this lovely shimmery lipgloss which smells amazing by the way!! I actually wore a bit of this over my lipstick that i got and it looked really nice. I havent really purchased glossy tubes before but i have to say i would re-purchase these as i just fell straight in love with it. The smell, the colour, the shimmer. Everything about this lipgloss shouts SPRING/SUMMER :) This item retails at £6.50




The last item i ordered from Eyeko was this 3 in 1 cream. It can be used as a moisturiser, highlighter or eye cream. I have to say the picture on the website really sold it to me as i thought i want i want i want!!! Ive only used this a few times but can feel myself getting slightly addicted to this product :s i dont really like it for all over my face but using it as a highlighter i actually love it!!!!! It really catches the light indoors and out and gives your cheek bones a lovely shimmery pearl effect which is so cute, especially for this time of the year. This eye 3 in 1 cream retails at £8.95.

Im going to see how i get on with using this for a bit longer and i might have to try the bronzer which is in the same form as this.
Over all the postage was relatively quick and all products were neatly packaged, i also appreciate the fragile sticker on the box which not many people do for make up.


xoxo

Monday, March 21, 2011

ELF Cosmetics:

I made my first order with ELF cosmetics a couple of weeks ago and have now tried out all the products. A video will be up this week. 


ELF stands for Eyes Lips Face and you can order online at http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk





You can pick up items for as little as £1.00 and they are great value for money. The delivery is very fast as i ordered mine on a Thursday and it came on the Saturday. 


Highly recommend this brand!!!! And like i said full reviews on the individual products that i purchased will be in a video asap (when i get to finish editing it) 


Stay tuned, speak soon
xoxo

Monday, March 14, 2011

Oh hello Spring!

As it has started to get a little sunny i have started to introduce some spring colour into my everyday make up and nail colour. But me being me, that means pastels and not brights. However i need to start embracing vibrant colours as this spring we will be seeing a lot of very bright faces :)


Make up looks taken from recent Spring catwalk shows show this...


^
This pink eye colour in my opinion is quite wearable, and the lip colour has a lovely clash effect with the eye colour.



^
This look is more eye catching and the colour is very vibrant. On both looks the eye colour is BLOCK colour with nice lashes with a thin liquid line. Lets experiment!!!!!




This use of BLOCK colour is also visible with the Spring clothes collections!




So put away your winter knits ...... and lets get ready for SPRING :)


xoxo

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

OH MY!!!

Miu Miu Sequined Satchel:
I have big love for this bag!!! How amazing would this look out on a night out? Ive never really been a Miu Miu bag fan but this really caught my eye. I like how even though it is covered in sequins, it is still a very basic looking bag. No big logos, just simple sparkle! The colour is great as metal/gun metal is very popular at the moment. But at £795.... i think i'll keep dreaming

xoxo

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mini Haul !

Hey, 


I went shopping in London at the weekend and picked up a few bits. I have tried and tested these products and have given my personal opinion on them :) Comment if you have tried any of these products and let me know what you think about them!!
  Enjoy :)
xoxo


Lush, Its Raining Men:





Ive heard and seen a lot of reviews and hype of you tube and also on a number of blogs and thought i would give it a go. The first thing i thought when smelling this was 'Oh my!!!' and purchased it straight away. You can use this as a shower gel and a shampoo. I do have to say that as a shampoo it didn't really amaze me. It actually left my hair feeling quite greasy, but it did smell lovely!! As a shower gel it really is incredible, smells so good and you can smell it on your body for the whole day :) really worth the price. I would recommend this as a great shower gel!!!As i like it that much.....i am going to purchase another bottle as it is limited edition!!! Price £7.95



Mac Paint Pot (Painterly):



I purchased this from Mac as i wanted a new eye base/primer. You can use this as an eye colour on its own as well if you like. It is very highly pigmented and have found that it doesn't crease (on my eyes anyway). When you apply this it has a very creamy feel, but drys to show a good coverage.I only use this as a eye base/primer and never as a colour on its own. It does help my shadow to stay on all day/all night. It is great when using neutral or bright shadow colours!! Nothing bad to say about this product at all. Some people might say the price is a bit much at £13.50 (UK) ? What do you think?



K-Palete 24 Hour Eyeliner:





(This product i actually purchased from ebay not in London)

When i visited Japan a few years ago, i purchased an eyeliner just like this. When i found one on ebay i thought i have to try that again!!! I cant remember how much i paid for this product but i think around £10 including postage. The applicator is brilliant as the very tip is so thin it is great to get right into the corner of the eye and also creates a nice flick. K-Palette have called this a 24 hour eyeliner and some know it as the 'Tattoo eyeliner'.  I have used this non stop for about a month now and have actually found that on some days it does rub off. This has only happened i would say three or four times in a month which isnt bad, and i do believe this happened because it didnt agree with the shadow i was wearing. If you are in Japan or are visiting or even find this on ebay, i would say get it if you need a new eyeliner as it is great!! The only downside is that we live in the uk and will have to wait for it to arrive :( To sum up, this eyeliner is always in my bag ! A make up bag staple for me




Rimmel quad:(State of Grace)





I have to admit.... i purchased this product purely from watching the advert on television. I instantly thought wow i have to have that! I went to boots the next day and it cost me £6.99. The shadows are really silky to the touch and are really nice colours that do compliment each other greatly. When applying the shadows in this quad i had to use the applicators provided. When using my Mac eyeshadow brush, the shadow just didnt pick up. The brush had nothing on it :s so i used the sponge ones that came free. When i used the sponge applicators the shadows went on very nice and smooth. I found that i had to go over the shadow as a second coat as the colour was not bright enough. when i completed the look that is shown on the back of this quad it did look really nice and i wore it a few times. I wouldn't say i love this product.....but i will say that i really like the colours. I will leave it up to you whether to try this or not. 


Hope you liked this mini haul. More to come soon :)
xoxo

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hello

Hi! 
As you can see this is my first Blog. Ive wanted to set one up for a while now and have finally got round to it. I will be blogging about Dance, Fashion, Beauty, and anything else that crops up in my life that i feel like sharing : ) Please follow....and stay tuned!!



                                                                      J-Poppy
                             xoxo