Sunday, 28 October 2012

Vegas haul

Hiiii I'm back from my holibobs and raring to get back in the bloggersphere. I wanted to do a little post before I left on what I was taking and the goodies I had bought before - I always find I spend loads before holiday not sure why. But I ran out of time so here is my first post since being back - what I bought in Las Vegas. When I got all the bits out to take pictures I thought, what!? Surely I bought more than this. But I guess I just didn't buy that much! I bought a lot of presents that I'll be keeping for Christmas and things for my gorgeous niece so this is what beauty bits I managed to get for myself... 


I'm not a MAC addict but if I hear good things about it and find myself with a bit of spare money I will go in for a cheeky purchase, but it is expensive! I went into the MAC store in Ceasars Palace as I've been really wanting to try eyeshadows. Whenever I look at my face recently I feel like it's really plain, maybe it's just me but nothing stands out I seem to get stuck in the rut of wearing the same things everyday and looking pretty ordinary. So I went in and one of the many lovely assistants choose six shades out for me after I said I'd like to try natural shades and showed me how to apply them myself. This was amazing. I think the thing about eyeshadows is I never could quite get it right and after she did one eye I did the other and it was so helpful, I've never had anyone offer to do this for me here in the UK. Anyway she told me I could buy then separately or have them put into a quad so they were all together. I opted to get the quad as I thought it was easy and looked quite sleek and pretty in the box. I stupidly let the assistant throw away the packs the colours came in so I'm stuck on which shades I bought but they are beautiful and you can see them up close below! I also wanted to try the Pro Sculpting Cream after seeing a few posts and videos on it so picked that one up as well as a new concealer.
I spent a long time browsing in a beauty shop called Ulta nearby to The Strip and came away with a few goodies, mostly presents though! I picked up Maybelline's Full n Soft Mascara after hearing Anna rave about it and must say it lives up to it's name! My lashes are   very soft and pretty full but probably not as full as some of my other mascaras, but then you don't get the softness! Ah. I also grabbed a Babylips and I am gutted I didn't buy more, it is so nourishing and looks great on the lips. I got it in Peach Kiss but picked up Pink Punch and Grape Vine as presents for my boyfriends sister. Lucky girl.
The other product is Neutrogena's T/Sal Therapeutic shampoo. I have suffered from a dry and flaky scalp for a long time but recently I have noticed it getting worse, especially so in the winter. A fellow beauty blogger suggested this product to me on Twitter and after having a good search online and reading up on it I thought I'd definitely try it. I've used it twice so far and it's thumbs up so far but I will do a proper review on it soon.

As well as these amazing products I also bought a pair of Vans, my boyfriend surprised me with a new Pandora charm (the suitcase which has his initials on) and we got an iPad! I know, bit extravagant but we had umm'd and ahh'd about it for so long and I won $100 whilst gambling so we just did it. I love it and can't' wait to use it to help grow my blog.

Would you like to see any of the pictures from the holiday? We had such a lovely time and it really made me reassess everything and see things a bit more positively :) Hope you are all well!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Autumn OOTD

I don't generally do OOTD's because I don't wear anything very special! I go to work which is quite formal/smart casual and then unless I am actually doing something on an evening I get home and put my joggers or PJs on! I'm all about comfort and snuggling.
But I love Autumn clothes and whilst I was getting ready this morning I thought I'd show you what I was wearing, as it is a typical Autumn outfit for me.

I LOVE tights in this weather usually wear dresses or long jumpers so that I can wear them. Although when it starts to get super cold there not as practical. As a side note look how long my hair is getting!! Crazy. I had the highlights done again last week so it's very bright at the moment too! Not sure if I'm liking the blondeness or if I will go brown ....

My dress is from H&M
 Boots are New Look 
Tights probably Primark or Asda (somewhere like this)
Scarf is a market stall
Ring is Pandora

What are your go to clothes in Autumn? Hope you've had a nice weekend x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Wow - 50 followers

YAY! My little old blog now has over 50 followers, which is lovely. They seem to come in groups and it has gone from like 45 to 50 in no time! Wowee. It's really nice to know you all like it and clicked the follow button. I love spending time on here and checking out all your blogs too. I can see this lasting a long time!
Now, as you know I am off to Vegas soon so I thought why not treat my followers to some American beauty products?! Now I know what I want to get for the lucky winner (hoping it will include Baby Lips which I know lots of people love and want to try) but I will tell you all about it when I get back at the end of October :) I don't go for another week or so yet though but I have my list of things to buy ready for when I do! xx

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Maybelline The Falsies

I'm not overly loyal to my mascaras. I may use the same one for a few months or so but then when I go in to buy another I always have a look around to see what's new, but I hate paying more than £8 for one. Not really sure where this number came from but it just seems a bit excessive to pay almost £10 for something quite simple! Maybe it's just me.
But anyhow I picked this one up a little while ago and really loved it! I then found out my best friend also uses it which is always nice to know you're not the only one. I go through phases of wanting thick lashes, or wanting them to look light and fluttery. This time I wanted the thickness and volume so picked up Maybelline The Falsies mascara from Boots for £7.99.
It aims to deliver a false lash look as well as making them appear bold and voluminous. I like! After using it for a week or so I actually went out on a night out in Cardiff and only wore the mascara, whereas I would normally put false lashes on. A good sign I liked it!

 My lovely eye without the mascara...

My lashes look really long and definitely stand out. The only downside to this mascara is it has a funny smell, which I've noticed with a few Maybelline products, perhaps it's something they use? It also feels like it has run out pretty fast but I will still be repurchasing! Have you tried this mascara?