Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dry Shampoo and LOADS to do!

Hi everyone!

I have been so busy this last week - It's our busiest time at work this time of the month so I have been working ridiculous hours to get everything done!  Was in work from 8 until about half 6 today which is quite a tedious day when your as busy as it has been!

I still attempt to put half decent make up on at 6 am, usually I look in the mirror in the lift in work and have a mild panic when I realise I have just traveled on public transport sporting a clown look.

Anyway, I have been trying to get some chill out time in the evening.  My mum bought me this wheat hot water bottle that you microwave.  It is lavender scented which is really nice and relaxing, I have been using it all week and it has certainly helped me chill out after a stressful day!  I suppose you could always get a normal wheat hot water bottle and put a few drops of lavender oil on really?

Anyway, dry shampoo has saved my life this week!  Especially when I roll out of bed at 6 am with awful flat lanky hair!  A few sprays of this and it looks as good as ever.  I use this quite a lot as it gives my hair a lot more body.

Anyway I shall do a proper update over the weekend.  I think I am going to go shopping on Saturday as I have been SO good this month, I feel the need to treat myself!  I'll update you with my purchases!

Lots of love

Monday, 9 January 2012

Pretty Dresses

Back to work again today.  The weekends seem to go so quickly!

So, one of my new years resolutions was to walk the stairs in work instead of getting the lift (we're on the 5th floor so it's quite a walk!) however, I keep forgetting and remembering once I step out of the lift, haha, how convenient!

Today I went and bought loads of fruit to keep in work so next time I am tempted to nibble on some chocolate, I will reach for the fruity stuff instead.  I just always stress that I don't eat enough fruit and veg, especially with all this 5 a day thing, I never seem to get all 5 in so maybe it will be easier if it's already there on my desk...... I'll let you know how that goes!

I am also drinking more water, although currently all it seems to be doing is making me need to pee more! (nice!)

I just feel constantly tired recently, I am sure the cold and dark weather probably doesn't help, but by the time I have got home from work and had tea, I'm pretty much ready to have a bath and bed!

Anyway, I'm sick of all the winter clothes and thick jumpers so today I thought I would put on a pretty dress and some thick tights:

Anyway, I shall update soon with something hopefully a little more exciting!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

PS Check my Wellies!!

I love them!

Some of my favourite/most used products

I have been pretty useless recently at keeping updated on here.  I think it's the time of year when I finish work and all I want to do is come home get in to my PJ's, eat and then sleep!

I thought I would do a review of some of my favourite products for the past year (I have also realised that I need to branch out and stop making so many mac purchases!)


I have only recently started using the "Make Yourself Youthful" rejuvenating face serum.  I just apply this under my normal mouisuriser, it makes my skin feel nice and soft and moisturised.  I suffer from really bad dry skin in the winter, so this just helps to add a bit more moisture!  I use the Soap & Glory "Wish Upon A Jar" face cream on and off, it says to apply this for 21 days at a time and is supposed to be a collagen overhaul.  It is quite a thick, rich cream which leaves a really nice glow to your skin (it also smells really nice) I'm not sure if it makes your skin look any more youthful, but it does leave you with nice smooth looking glowy skin and also creates a nice base for foundation.
Simple's Hydrating Light Moisturiser is my usual daily moisturiser, I love this product!  It is a really nice formula, not too heavy but leaves your skin lovely and moist.


I love the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter, I usually put this on after moisturiser and sometimes I will wear this alone with powder over the top (usually on a work day if I can't be bothered doing my full make up).  The Too Faced Primed and Poreless is also a really nice primer, it leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth and makes foundation apply flawless over the top.  I always use the Loreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer in smaller areas like around the nose and eyes, this product is REALLY good, definately one of my favourites!  It gives you a really flawless look.

Foundation & powder:

I really like the Mac Studio Fix Fluid - I usually get NC15 though I have to wear a bit of bronzer with this in the summer, it gives a nice natural looking finish with medium coverage.  If I am going out, sometimes I will put on a thin layer of Mac's Studio Sculpt Foundation underneath for a flawless look (I have quite a lot of freckles, especially in the summer - sometimes I like to show them, but other times I they annoy the hell out of me!) 
I then use a small sweep of Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium.  This seals the foundation nicely without giving it that cakey/Matt look.  It's really natural looking, but as I say I only tend to use a small sweep of this.
Another Powder I really like is the Mac Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light.  I wasn't too sure how to apply this when I first started using it, as it can give an uneven coverage if you use too much, it can also look too shimmery (It has a lovely shimmery glow to it) If used sparingly, it can give a beautiful glowing, dewy finish.


I love highlighter's (maybe a little too much!)  I love the Soap & Glory Hocus Focus, you can wear it under your foundation for a nice glow, or mix it in to your foundation for more of a dewy, glowing finish.  I also like to dot this around my brow bone and cheek bone to give a lovely shimmer.  The Mac Lustre drop's are quite similar to the hocus focus, just a different colour/sheen.  Again with these you can mix to foundation to give a dewy look, or you can dot in certain areas as a shimmery highlighter.  I have only recently got the Lustre Drop's but they are already something I use all the time - you can use them all over I love them!
Another of my favourites is the Mac creme colour base in Shell.  I tend to use this as a highlighter and a base for eyeshadows, this again is a multi use product, it has a lovely peachy shimmer to it!


Soap & Glory's Solar Powder is my favourite bronzer of all time.  It is just a really lovely buildable colour (Is buildable a real word?) I always tend to have a sweep of this as it just makes me look more alive as I have really pale skin!
The Bodyshop blush in petal is so pretty, again this is quite a "buildable" colour with a lovely shimmer.  I think this is my most used blusher!
Mac's Springsheen Sheertone shimmer blush is another of my favourites.  It is great for giving you a nice healthy peach glow.  I do think I need to purchase some blushers with a little less shimmer in, I'm just a sucker for shimmer!
I also fancy trying the sleek contouring kit as I have heard really good reviews!

What are your favourite products?  I want to try the Make Up Forever HD Foundation but I think I will watch a few reviews first and see what everyone's opinions are!

Anyway I had best go as my boyfriend is moaning due to the lack of attention haha!  We are making home made Nando's soon as well (yum!!!)

Lots of love

Monday, 2 January 2012

Christmas Wishes and New Years resolutions!

Okay, so this is going to be a rambling blog post as I have neglected this for pretty much the whole of Christmas and New year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time and got everything on your wishlist!  I was a very lucky lady this year!  I got the best presents ever!

I love my Vivienne Westwood necklace so much!  I dropped so many hints for that!  And then the Naughty Alice perfume was a lovely surprise, I wasn't expecting that, I also got a set of Mac brushes and the Naked eyeshadows - all of which I love!  

We spent Christmas in Wales with my boyfriends family which was lovely, and we got to see the beautiful little twins - they are so cute!

It was nice to just relax for once away from the busy city, it was strange how quiet it was when we got off the train!

New year was a bit of a last minute decision, we went to a friends house party which was a really good night and for once I wasn't actually hungover on new years day which was nice!  (Although I still spent the whole day in bed watching Ugly Betty - I think I am in love with Daniel Meade again)

Look at my lovely sequin dress! <3 

Anyway, I have loads to do before going back to work tomorrow (eg: tidying my room, look at the state of it in the picture, eeeek!)  I will update more often now I am back to my usual routine!  I have quite a few new beauty buys to write about soon as well!