Saturday, 31 March 2012

... beauty: EOTD - Summertime smokey featuring MUG!

So the sun is out and while it lasts I intend to make the most of it!

Here is the simple, relaxed look I went for today:

Products used:
- Mally eyeshadow base from lashes to brow
- MUG eyeshadow 'Glamorous' pressed all over my lid and lower lash line then blended out along my socket line.
- MUG 'Corrupt' eyeshadow smudged very lightly along top lashes
- Mally Evercolor automatic eyeliner pencil 'Onyx' in waterline
- MUG 'Shimma Shimma' eyeshadow as brow highlight

Plus lots of mascara as always!

I hope you like it, it made me feel Summery :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

... beauty: Project Blade - The Trimester Edition: Part 1.......

I have excuses but I'm not going to give them. Busy stuff, sad stuff, that's it.

However, my lack of posts does mean that I have quite a few empties to share so I have decided to split up the posts and extend the reading pleasure, rather than bombard you and your internet with relentless pictures.

Today we have:

This picture is terrible. I'm sorry.

From the left:
- Charles Worthington Daily Treat conditioner, travel size.
I really like this conditioner but, on top of trying to avoid silicones, I am not even sure that you can still buy this

- Gliss Shea Cashmere shampoo with Liquid Keratin
Again, a great product. This one is still available for the bargain price of £1 from Savers and 99p/£1 stores!

- Dove Intensive conditioner, free sample with Marie Claire
If I do give up on the 'cone free lifestyle this will be one for the shopping list; rich, hydrating and widely available :)

I hope that, in spite of the appalling photography, this was of some interest.

Happy Friday!!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

... beauty: Haulin' haulin' haulin' B.E!! Featuring Faux and Foxy, Brush With Fame and Golden Fair....

Not often the theme song from Rawhide gets an outing these days, albeit with slightly different lyrics..........

Anyway, this mini haul was actually done during the Feel Unique January sale (!) so you have my apologies for the tardiness, life is complicated at times.

Without further ado: the good stuff!!



These pics look weird but it has been bizarrely misty lately making good lighting even harder to come by than usual.

The gold bag and brushes is the Brush With Fame collection. These brushes are GORGEOUS!! Not only are they tres purty to look at but they are soft enough to make kittens jealous!
I love them.

The bronze compact, retractable brush and bronze capped lipgloss make up the Faux and Foxy collection. Faux Tan is lovely, a kind of Haydn Panettiere, toffee coloured bronzer. The pinky-bronze  lipgloss is pigmented, hydrating and has an SPF. The retractable brush is soft, dense and stylish in a handbag.

Golden Fair seems to be a good match for my skin, it's a slightly warmer version of Fairly Light, which can sometimes be a little ashy on me.

I bought the brushes and the foundation from Feel Unique and Faux and Foxy from ebay.

I will update with slightly more comprehensive posts as I use the products more but, so far, it's a big thumbs up.

I love it when a plan comes together.................

Sunday, 11 March 2012

... giveaways: MAC Lipstick of your choice!

A lot of MAC love around lately so more chances to win!!

Even without the extra incentive this is a great blog so check it out HERE!
Good luck :)

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

... fitness: Jackie Warner - The Crocodile Dundee of Personal Trainers?! An Xtreme Timesaver Training DVD review....

To paraphrase somewhat:

That's not a workout....... THIS is a workout!

I type this entry with shaking arms. Earlier on I tried to do a jaunty sitting down dance (as one does) to Superfreak. My abs said no.

Jackie, my dear you are an evil genius of epic proportions.

Would I recommend?
Honestly, how could I not? I will be doing this again on Friday and am looking forward to it! :D