Saturday, 24 November 2012

Revlon Super Lustrous 'Cherry Blossom' Lipstick!

A few weeks ago now, i won a little Revlon twitter giveaway, how exciting. It was such a pleasant surprise i kind of forgot i entered to be honest. I received three items from the Shanghai Collection: lipstick, nail varnish and gel eyeliner. 

The first thing i delved into was the lipstick. Red and therefore perfect for this season (plus Cherry Blossom is such a cute name!). 



As you can see it's a lovely, bright red. Russian red comes into my mind. It's very elegant and i feel so smart wearing it hahaa. It has little hint of pink but apart from that it's a true, in your face, red. It's a pearl formula so it does have some shine to it but i think it just gives the appearance of smooth, luscious  lips which is sometimes hard to achieve with a bright lipstick.


It's so easy to apply, no dragging or pulling just smooth, easy application. I prefer to blot it a little once on to create a stain like effect as it suits me much better and also lasts a lot longer. It's crazily pigmented so seems much more high-end and better quality than some other drugstore lipsticks. So for £7.50 you can't really go wrong if your looking a classic red lipstick this winter.  

It's available here from Boots, along with lots of other lovely colours i am dying to try from the Super Lustrous lipstick line! 

What do you think of this classic red? Winter must have?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

£100 Christmas Party Outfit Challenge!

Hello all! Today i have a lovely little christmas outfit perfect for a night out/party that i created myself using all pieces from ASOS. They currently have 30% off some clothes and accessories perfect for the partaaay season!

£100 fashion voucher challenge
Overall price - £74.99

Really loving this midi dress at the moment. Bodycon midi dresses look so fab and glamorous with some killer heels like these - classy and elegant but still party perfect! Then of course we need a clutch for all our essentials (phone, money, lipstick, powder, keys etc.) and the gold accents on the shoes and bag bring the whole outfit together! And to bring it all together and look super glamorous we need some false eyelashes afterall, it's not a party without them ;) 

Make a christmas party outfit yourself for under £100 and be in with a chance to win yourself £100 of vouchers from your chosen place (mines ASOS ^^) 
Visit Fashion Vouchers website and check out this post for all the details - good luck!! 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Outfit: I Deeply Adore..

So i realised i haven't done an outfit post in so long! Outfit posts are one my favourite to share so i have a few coming up ;) This is something i wore on holiday a few weeks ago (boo take me back). It wasn't too warm at nights but definitely a whole lot warmer than England. Right now i'm snuggled up in a huge fleecy blanket and a hoody on the couch. I definitely love the christmas season which is coming very soon but winter weather is something i will always hate. Always. I need somewhere to migrate for winter..


Top - Primark
Shorts - Topshop 
Shoes (not seen) - Vans
Necklace - H&M
Watch - Michael Kors
Lipstick - MAC 'Deeply Adored' (Marilyn Monroe Collection)

I absolutely adore this top from Primark. The back detail is, dare i say it, so sexy! When worn with a jacket you'd never know it wasn't a plain t-shirt. I also adore this lipstick from the Marilyn Monroe collection by MAC, i had to get something and this deep red lipstick is so perfect for winter. 

What are you loving this winter?  

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Greek Holiday Haul!

I don't know if you all know already but i recently went on holiday to Rhodes for the week. I had such a lovely time (not enjoying being back in freezing england) and took advantage of the Greek beauty products ;) And there was a Sephora - heaven! Aah.  But here it all is..

Airport Purchases
Estee Lauder - Double Wear Light              Clinique - Dramatically Difference Moisturizing Gel

Sephora - Mattifying Foundation (powder),   Perfecting Cover HD Foundation,   Double Duty Exfoliator & Mask,  Exfoliating Body Scrub,   Triple Action Cleansing Water.

Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret - Coconut Passion Hand and Body Cream,   Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist.

Korres -  Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser,  Pomegranate Set (Moisturising Cream Gel, Plum Lip Butter, Cleansing Soap for Oily Skin),  Mandarin Lip Balm.

Combs,    Aloe - Hair Mask,   Olive Hair Mask

Ooh La La - Spiked Headband,  Hamza Hand Necklace,  Gold Eye Bracelet.    Misc - Blue Eyed Bracelet      H&M - Spiked Necklace.

Garnier - Oil Free BB Cream,   MAC -  Marilyn Monroe 'Deeply Adored' lipstick,   1 Euro Shop - Calculator

So that is everything. I think it's a pretty good haul myself ;) I absolutely adored going in to the greek pharmacies and looking at all the beauty brands like Korres, Vichy, Avene, Apivita (you couldn't get me out of there). Nor was there getting me out of Sephora! It wasn't a huge Sephora but i was still amazed as i'd never seen one before and had to pick some stuff up. 
I was also surprised how cheap the BB Cream was (only 7.40 euro's) which is much cheaper than the UK £10 price! 
And the last place i thought i'd get my hands on the MAC Marilyn Monroe lipstick i've been after since it came out was Rhodes. It's sold out everywhere in Manchester so i jumped at the chance when i saw it in Rhodes - how could i resist? 

What do you think of my Big Fat Greek Haul? Anything else i should of picked up?

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Essie - School of Hard Rocks!


Essie's 'School Of Hard Rocks' drawn me in instantly - such a unique colour, i have nothing like this in my rather pink orientated nail varnish collection. Now it's winter i've been looking for some more muted, dusky shades to. I picked it up at Pro Beauty for a discounted price (win!) and kind of regret not getting more! See my haul here. 
The only way to describe this colour is a darkened, dusky, turquoise. It's so different from other colours i have seen, leaning green in the light. It looks so gorgeous on the nails, so sophisticated and adds some colour whilst still being muted.

I would genuinely urge you all to get your hands of this shade. Compared to the Essie polishes i tried from TK Maxx (here) this is so much better - it lasts 4/5 with minor chipping on the tips and is fully opaque and streak free in two coats. 

Aaah love and first sight eh. Have you tried this colour? What are you favourite nail colours this A/W?