Wednesday, 30 November 2011

1st December..

So the countdown to Christmas finally begins today, i'm so excited I can't even tell you! Anyway I realise I am still up at stupid o'clock and need to get to sleep & looking forward to opening this baby tomorrow morning or should I say today...

and if you didn't guess by looking at the calendar itself and the stuff surrounding.. i'm a Disney fan! :)


Kirsty xxx

Models Own Nail Polishes..

Today I quickly went into Boots and came across the Models Own make-up, i've never used any of the products before but I've heard good reviews about them, so I thought i'd have a good look. The first thing that caught my eye was the offer, which is if you buy any 2 Models Own products you get the new 'Gold Rush' nail polish free and as i'm feeling festive and love sparkly nail varnishes, I thought why not!? I've been keen on getting Juicy Jules for a while which is a lovely glittery varnish, so I picked that one alongside a pretty pinky-purplely metallic colour 'Mystic Mauve' so I got 'Gold Rush' absolutely free which is great for the christmas season and they're only £5 each, got to love a bargain!!!!

From left to right: Juicy Jules, Mystic Mauve, Gold Rush
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Juicy Jules, Mystic Mauve, Gold Rush

I did apply two coats but they are strong colours, so one coat may be enough for some people! I'm so happy I came across these, what does everyone else think?

Kirsty xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

My Obsession - Barry M Lip Paints..

With Flash.
Without Flash.
Back: Coral (53), Pale Nude (154), Black (37), Palest Lavender (129), Baby Pink (100)
Front: Dolly Pink (146), Vibrant Pink (62), Pillar Box Red (121), Pretty Pink (155)

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Top To Bottom : Coral (53), Pale Nude (154), Black (37), Palest Lavender (129), Baby Pink (100)

Without Flash.
 Top To Bottom: Dolly Pink (146), Vibrant Pink (62), Pillar Box Red (121), Pretty Pink (155)

As you can see above I am a massive fan of Barry M's lip paints, I just love how they come in 30 different shades from pale to vibrant and for any occassion! I was sent the 2 newest shades 'Pale Nude' and 'Pretty Pink' which just tempted me to buy more of the lipsticks! My favourites are Pale Nude and Pillar Box Red and don't even ask why I purchased the Black one, just to be daring, I could always use it for fancy dress/halloween. I know they're not a high market brand like MAC or YSL ect but for any girl on a budget these are perfect at £4.49 each and the strong pigmentation in these lipsticks means they last a long time! Who else agrees that these lip paints are amazing? I can't get enough...

ALSO a little tip: if you want a dark red/purple colour mix Black & Pillar Box Red together, it gives a nice vintage look!!

Kirsty xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

My Make-Up Faves..

I've seen a few girlies share their favourite make-up so I thought I would share mine... as you can see above there's nothing particularly interesting to look at but I love these products at the moment..

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ELF Total Face Brush & Blushing, Bronzer & Blending Brush.
These brushes cost me £1.50 each, at first when I ordered them I thought they were going to break quickly and really doubted getting them but after 4 months of continuous use I can gladly say that they are still in very good condition and work just as good as any other brush I have used, obviously they aren't brilliant quality but I'm using them whilst I save up for some MAC ones, the only downside I can give this is that the 'Total Face' brush bristles come out quite easily which isn't good as they sometimes stick to your face, but apart from that I can't complain as I paid only £1.50!!

Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation In Raw Silk 
This foundation is probably a little more than I probably usually pay for a foundation, I usually buy a collection 2000 one for about £4.99, so thought I would spend the extra fiver to see if this foundation made any difference to my skin as it is 'weightless' and promises that it won't clog up your pores, and as i'm worried about clogging up my skin with foundation everyday, I could tell straight away how lightweight the foundation was and the colour suited my skin perfectly, when applied it gives a kind of light airbrushed look without the feeling of being caked in make-up, I love it!

Barry M Lip Paint In Pale Nude (154)
I am obsessed with all the Barry M lip paints, infact I probably have over 10 of their lipsticks so when Mr Barry M himself (or at least he said it was him) direct messaged me on twitter back in October to ask if I wanted any free make-up as it was my birthday then, how could I have said no? So I got this sent to me, I never thought of buying the paler shades of lipsticks as I have pale skin myself so I thought I may have looked washed out but it comes out with a slight peach colour, i'm looking forward to any future shades.

Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon In Brown
This is another item that came in the package I was sent by Barry M, I don't usually use alot of eyeshadow but I have tried this when I have had a tan and i'm really surprised at how easy it is to apply and how defined my eyes looked without looking too dramatic, i've used this without my tan and it still looks really good, so this is definitely something I will continue to use and i'm looking forward to purchasing other colours!

17 Maximum Volume
I bought this mascara just a few days ago after getting bored of the one I have used and this is really good! My eyelashes without mascara usually are quite straight without a curl (unless I have an eyelash perm) but after 2 coats of mascara I could really see a difference, especially for the price which was only £3.99! I'm also dying to try their Falsifeye mascara which i've heard good reviews about, who's tried?

So like I said nothing very interesting!! Has anyone used any of the products i've commented on? 

Kirsty xxx

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christina Aguilera 'Secret Potion' Review..

It's been a while since I blogged about Christina's fragrance 'Secret Potion' so since I have now purchased it, I thought I would let you all know what it's like. I'm actually quite pleased with this fragrance, i've brought her previous perfumes before and don't get me wrong I have liked them all, but after a few minutes of spraying and I never seemed to be able to smell them on myself, so since the new one was out I just hoped it was one that would be long lasting... and it is! I sprayed this about 3 hours ago on my neck and wrists and I can still smell it now so i'm impressed! It's a very fruity and musky scent in a very cute, girly bottle and I LOVE the  packaging, definitely one her best fragrances, but the only downside to it all is, is how i've sprayed the perfume (which is a 50ml sized bottle) about 6 times since my purchase and i'm almost half way through it! I am getting more for christmas as you can see below it's available in a gift set with body lotion and a black clutch bag! Also if you purchase a 50ml or bigger bottle of 'Secret Potion' from Boots or Superdrug you get a free silver clutchbag for a limited time and maybe even some samples (as you can see below from my picture) I recommend this perfume to any Christina Aguilera fan or anyone who likes fruity, musky perfumes!!

Kirsty xxx

Winter wishlist..

I can't believe it's been such a long time since I have updated this blog, I thought I would update you all on my winter clothing wishlist. I absolutely love Winter, it's most definitely my favourite season, maybe because I know Christmas is coming soon! I love all the knitted, furry, cosy clothing they have in the shops at the moment and obsessed with anything animal print! I am totally in LOVE with these leopard print jeans at the moment, the ones I have found were something around the price listing of £35 so i'm hoping to find some cheaper very soon! Also loving the Paul's Boutique bag with the pink zebra print which is about £80 so I may treat myself to this beauty when I next get paid or maybe wait after Christmas for a possible sale? What's everyone else's clothing must-haves at the moment?

Kirsty xxx