Friday, 31 January 2014

Smooch Purple Haze

Purple Haze Eye Duo*

When it comes to eye shadows I'm usually a neutrals kind of girl but sometimes a hint of sparkle in the pan is all it take to win me over.

Smooch isn't a brand I'm too familiar so I was really excited to try this. The first thing I noticed which I'm sure everyone else did looking at the pictures is the very Nars-esque packaging, It's pretty much exactly the same, even down to the textured matte finish.

Purple Haze is a lovely duo of metallic mauves. Purple isn't really my go to but I this duo is subtle enough to create a gorgeous smokey eye without looking too bold. The lighter colour is my favourite as I think it makes a great highlighter for the, it also looks great in the inner corner of your eyes. The pigmentation is good, I tend to use my Bare minerals Prime Time Primer as base and this holds the shadow in place as long as I need it.

Overall, I am impressed and I am interested to see what other colours they have to offer yes I'm talking neutrals again. I've tried to have a stalk on their website but it currently says 'coming soon' so I will need to keep my eyes peeled.

Have you tried anything from Smooch yet?

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Rain Rain Go Away

Last weekend my boyfriend and I took a trip down to no so sunny Kent to see his family. I love going to visit, his mum lives in the most gorgeous cottage and you just can’t help but feel at home.

Unfortunately the house had been hit by the floods and the garden was completely submerged. As there was nothing more we could do than help mop up and put more sand bags in place so we decided to take his mum out for some lunch, I went for the seafood platter which was to die for!

After lunch we headed back to the house, and to be honest we didn't actually move from the sofa again. I can’t remember the last weekend when I actually did nothing and I actually really enjoyed it, a cheeky glass of prosecco or two helped as well!

We also got the chance to have a much needed lie in the next morning and cuddles from Jasmine the cat! So even though the weekend started off on a downer it was still nice to get away from home and just relax. Is it too early to start hoping for some sunshine?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Bobbing for Baubles & Set In Stones

So I'm not sure if its someones sole job at Essie to sit and think up cute names for nail polishes but whoever it seem to get it right every time.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a lovely little set that I got for Christmas which contains 2 beautiful polishes.

Bobbing for Baubles is a deep sophisticated sapphire colour, it leaves the most beautiful shine which I think looks really elegant. I love navy, its such a classic colour that's perfect for everyday wear, not too outrageous for work but still really grabs your attention.

For that added sparkle Set In Stones takes your nails from classic day time to night time glamour. I'm a big fan of glitter especially for a night out, I usually just like to do one nail to make it stand out more. As with all glitter polishes removing it is the bane of my life...maybe that's another reason I only wear it on one finger?? 

Anyway moaning aside I think this is another fabulous duo from Essie that will be seeing a lot of my nails in the near future.

Whats your favourite Essie colour?

Friday, 17 January 2014

Mac Rebel Lipstick


I can't tell you how long this has been on my wishlist for, and thanks to a little Christmas money I decided this was the perfect time to purchase. When I got to the Mac counter a quick swatch on my hand completely sold it to me.

Rebel by Mac is a gorgeous vampy plum colour, which really adds a bit of edge to an everyday look, without going a bit too 'Goth' (god I haven't used that work in years but it felt appropriate!). I used to be so scared of wearing a dark lipstick but after lots of swatching and experimenting I actually think these dark burgundy colours suit my skin tone. In fact, this lipstick is one of those that will look perfect on the majority of skintones.

This lipstick has a satin finish which I really like, it applies easily, and has great staying power, I like the fact it isn't completely matte, the satin sheen finishes it off beautifully. It's very pigmented so I tend to apply it quite gently and build on it. Rebel has quickly become my go to lipstick for a night out and will be my first choice up right up until summer.

This is only my second Mac lipstick and it has definitely left me wanting more what colours do you recommend? I'd like a cute everyday pink colour.

Whats your favourite Mac lipstick?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


My first post of 2014! Where the hell did 2013 go? I know they say as you get older the years fly by but seriously, where did it go!?

I’ve loved reading everyone’s 2013 blog posts the good and bad, and looking back at mine I can’t moan. The highlight most definitely being my holiday to Disneyland in Florida, it was so good so just get away and be a big kid, its somewhere I definitely want to go again in the future.

My career picked up and I got great job in events, not gonna lie this has been a lot of work but to feel I am actually getting somewhere is a good feeling.

Christmas was lovely, I was completely spoilt (check out the Michael Kors in the photo – that’s mine eeek!) and I managed to get a whole 2 weeks off! But that still wasn’t enough I really struggled getting back into the swing of things at work, thankfully I’m just about there and getting used to those early mornings again.

In 2014 I’d like to just focus on becoming a more positive person. I struggle with my emotions a lot and find it hard to say what I really feel so this year I think a bit of focus on myself is in order, is that selfish? Na, health and happiness that’s what I’m going for!

Right enough of this cheese fest, what are you hoping to achieve change this year?

Also while your here is there anything you would like to see more of on my blog? I’d like to do some more lifestyle posts but if you have any ideas let me know.

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