Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February Favourites

Hey my sweetie pies ☺

I woke up this morning and realized it was the last day of february which could only mean one thing..... it's time for february favourites.
I didn't do a favourites last month because I couldn't think of any but this month I definitely had some stand outs.

                       These five products have been my holy grail.

First up is my sudocrem I have been salvering this on my face nightly and daily if i'm not goin out anywere that is. I love this because it helps heal your acne quicker.

Next up are my Tweezers by tweezerman. I always use to get my eyebrows threaded but since the price has gone up and since no one can seem to understand how I like them I just been doing them myself.

Then we have my shu uemura eyelash curlers. I absolutely love these so much I will do a full review of them soon.

Now this blush by sleek in the colour flamingo I have been reaching for constantly as well as my face contour kit in the colour light.

Hope you enjoyed my monthly favourites I would just like to thank my boyfriend for being amazing and helping me with photoshoping my pictures.
It was our 2 year anniversary yesturday and I can't wait for many more years to come love you baby.

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

My Hair Story (part 1)

Hey my lovelies ☺

Back in the days of when I was 17 I didn't really care about my hair I had never had a bad cut. By bad cut I mean getting a completely different style to what I wanted.

That was til my friend found out you can get free hair cuts at a local hair dressers. She reassured me as she had just come out of there herself and she looked amazing she explained that it wasn't a professional it was someone learning but who was going to become a professional soon. At the time it didn't really bother me hair is just hair it will grow back. Boy I wished I told myself no I will just wait til I have the money to get my hair done.

Now I am going to say it wasn't a bad cut it was actually a pretty nice style but it was too short for me and to me it emphaisized how round my face is.

Anyways I arrived to the appointment and you know how the drill goes wash your hair ask you would you like a cuppa ask you what you want that all went fine. I ended up being in there for 4 hours and I was only having my hair wash cut and blow dry. In the end the professional came over and ended up having to take over I ended up looking like this ....


It is not probably the best picture to show you of the hair but it's the only one I have with it that short. They were really nice and asked me if I liked it which I said yes trying to be positive but the moment I got home I ended up bursting into tears. I know that sounds probably stupid and everyone gave me complaints on it but I just didn't like it myself.

This hairstyle had alot of pros it took less time to wash it less time to style it
however you can only wear it one way and I like to wear my hair different ways.

I thought I would give you tips so that this never has to happen to you

❤ Always take a picture this will give the stylist more of a idea of what you want rather then tell them even if you only take a picture on your phone.

❤ This is really important but have a good communication with your hair stylist so they can better understand the look your going for.

Don't just sit there speak up tell them what you think if there doing something wrong especially if your getting your hair coloured. I know plenty off people that have not spoken up because there to shy including myself.

Show how much length you want cut off. People say I want 3inches cut off and it ended up being more like eight.

❤ Be nice just because your telling them what you think be nice about it this I thought is a pretty obvious one but I thought I would still include it.

Listen to your stylist at the end of the day they are trained professionals.

I was going to include how to make your hair grow faster tips but this post is very long as it is so that will be on it's way very soon.

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Gel vs Shellac

Hey Sweetie pies

So downstairs from me is a hair and nail place they just recently
advertised they were doing shellac. I had heard of shellac before but
wasn't sure what it was apart from that it lasted 2-3 weeks on your nails.
Then a few days later I watch a video by allthatglitters21 which was about
gel nails and they also last 2-3 weeks. I started wondering well whats the
difference between gel and shellac then. If they both last 2 - 3 weeks on
your nails.

Off I went on a mission to find out searching all the information I could
get my hands on. I found out that there alot off differences between
them. I thought I would share it all with you.

What is a gel manicure ?

A gel manicure is were a gel polish is applied to the nail. It claims that it doesn't chip for 2 - 3 weeks depending on the individual.

Are the claims true ?

I personally haven't had a gel or a shellac manicure myself but I have seen
for myself that it hasn't chipped instead it has peeled away from the cuticle. Also I noticed that the nails had not torn nor have broken or snagged. It had protected the nail from any harm. I found out later that it provides support for your nail and flex's rather then snaps.

                                                             picture from CND website

So what is the difference between shellac and gel ?

First thing is the formulation is different. Gel is a mixture of gel and pigment were as shellac is a mixture of polish and gel. Although the formulation doesn't sound like a big difference , it can contribute to slight differences in how it wears long term. Natural nails are different on every person.

Next thing is the application is different. With shellac there is no prep to the natural nail. No etching and No buffing. With gel you prep the nail.

You can't extend with shellac as its more like a polish but wears like a gel.
Also shellac is hypoallergenic and 3 free too... which no gel can claim this.

What is hypoallergenic and 3 ?

Hypoallergenic, meaning "below normal" or "slightly" allergenic. It is used to describe items in cosmetics and textiles that cause or are claimed to cause fewer allergic reactions.

3 is chemicals Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a plasticiser to prevent chips and cracks. DBP is an oily liquid that is soluble in fat and slightly soluble in water. It is not very volatile so it does not evaporate readily into the atmosphere.

Over 75% of DBP is used as a plasticiser in polymers such as PVC, 14% is
used in adhesives, 7% in printing inks and 3% in other miscellaneous uses,
including sealants and grouting agents used in construction as well as consumer products such as cosmetics.

Formaldehyde does not exist in nail polish. It is used in some nail hardeners but not in the actual polish. A resin, tosylamide/formaldehyde resin, makes the polish tough and resilient. While the resin is manufactured from formaldehyde, once the product becomes a resin, the formaldehyde is chemically changed and essentially no longer present. So while formaldehyde is grouped in with toluene and DBP in marketing statements and considered one of the Big 3, it isn’t actually an issue unless you have a reaction to the formaldehyde resin. You should be aware of formaldehyde in your treatment
products, not polish.

Toluene (methylbenzene, toluol, phenylmethane) is a solvent that makes the polish easy to apply. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent for the manufacturing of paints, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and rubber. Toluene is found in gasoline, acrylic paints, varnishes, lacquers, paint thinners, adhesives, glues, rubber cement, air plane glue, and shoe polish. At room temperature, toluene is a colourless, sweet smelling, volatile

David Barton says " it's a hybrid system that bring all the properties of polish and the properties of gel to make this fantastic revolutionary nail system. it will change the face of nail polish. "

His tips are to wear rubber gloves when you wash up and to apply a nail
cuticle oil. Other then that go on your everyday life.

What is the process for shellac ?

1. Perform a manicure eg shape the nail into your desired shape.
Wipe with a nail cleanser (scrubfresh however when I typed that into amazon I could not find one but I did find a similar product called nail perfection uv gel wipe & cleanser for gel nails) using a lint free wipe (200 lint free nail wipes). It's not necessary to buff your nail so skip this step.

2. Apply a thin layer of shellac uv base coat 
(you will need both top and base coat get both at the same time here
and cure for 10 seconds under a uv lamp
(here is one but you can look around).

3. Apply a thin coat of shellac uv colour. This layer will be semi sheer if correctly applied. Cure under uv lamp for 2 minutes.

4. Then apply again a thin coat of shellac uv colour. This layer will provides full coverage if you are using a opaque colour. Cure for 2 minutes.

5. Apply one thin layer of shellac uv top coat. cure for another 2 minutes.

6. Then wipe your nail with a lint free pad soaked 99% Isopropyl alcohol.
Condition the nail with a oil.

                                                                 pictures from amazon

What is the process of the shellac removal ?

1. Wash your hands then apply Lint free pad soaked in acetone to the nail.
You can also buy shellac remover wrap and soak that in acetone instead. But that can get expensive. So if you decide to go the lint free pad way apply foil round your finger and try to keep it as tight as possible so the acetone doesn't dry out or it wont work. Do not dip and soak you fingers in acetone.

2. Leave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes apply slight pressure to the fingernail twist and pull off the foil or wrap.

3. Using a orange stick scrape the remaing product.

4. Rub the nail using a lint free pad soaked with acetone to remove any product residue.

How long does it take to get shellac done ?

It depends on the place, uv lamp (if they have led it takes fraction of them time) and depends if the colour requires muliple coats. I have heard it can take 30 minutes to 1 hour.

How much does shellac cost ?

The place near me thats advertising it cost £20. It ranges were you go or if you have someone come to your home and apply it for you. Personally I wouldn't spend £20 on a manicure every 2 weeks I would rather do it myself.

What if I want to change the colour before my 2 weeks are up ?

You can use normal nail polish over the top of the shellac just make sure to use a acetone free nail polish remover if you don't want to remove your shellac.

You can not be mixed with or layered with other brands base coat, top coat or there colours if you do it can compromise the quailty.

How many colours are they for shellac ?

At this moment there are 50 colour and 15 nail effects.

                                                           picture is from CND website

Where can I purchase shellac ?

you can buy from ebay and amazon but there is a website that is the offical UK distrubuter called sweet squared.

I think that is everything but if you have any questions you can comment below or send me a message to my email.


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Friday, 17 February 2012

Haul Time !

Hey my lovely sweetie pies :)

Today post is goin to be a haul. I love hauls I love being nosey and seeing what other people get so you can copy them or just get inspiration.

I went online lookin out for a jumper and ended up with a few other bits. Like ya do anyways I got all my stuff from dorothy perkins. I did get a £5 discount using DPLOVE I dont know if they will still be doing this discount but you can try or just search in google.

The first item as you can see above is a slouchy top but it had a beautiful gold metalic thread runing though it. RRP £19.50

Next item is a magenta/raspberry coloured t-shirt which is longer in the back.
RRP £10

                                       close up of t-shirt
This item is the one I have been looking for it's a stone coloured jumper again longer at the back. RRP £29.50

                                      close up of the jumper

The last item is a beige coloured again a jumper with lace sleeves. RRP £28

                                   close up of the lace sleeve

That's all for my haul
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

11 Questions Tag

Hey sweetie pies :)
I was tagged by Holly to do this tag which is a little exciting as I haven't been tagged before so here we go ...

The Rules

❤ Each person must post 11 things about them on their blog.

❤ Answer the questions the tagger has set for you
  plus create 11 questions for the people you tag to answer.

❤ Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

❤ Go to their page and tell them.

❤ No tag backs.

❤ You legitimately have to tag.

11 Things about me

1. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. Misty the cat and Millie the dog live in manchester
    with my mum and my dad. The other dog called Roxie lives in London with
    me and my boyfriend and his parents.

2. I window shop online alot.

3. I love to dance.

4. I use to horse ride.

5. I'm extremly shy in real life.

6. I hate the way I look.

7. I have 2 older siblings. Brother and a sister.

8. I have a tattoo of my name in arabic on the back of my neck.

9. I'm obsessed with a brew (also known as a cup of tea).

10. I'm terrified of spiders.

11. My dream Job would be to become a make up artist.

Holly Questions 

1. Cats or dogs ?

    I really can't choose it's like choosing between children

2. What is the one beauty thing you couldn't live without ?

    I couldn't live without concealor because I have such bad under eye circles.

3. Favourite movie of all time ?

    This is a hard one because I like so many but proberly green mile
    I just love the story so much even though it's sad.

4. Favourite make up brand ?

    I like certain things from drifferent brands but if I had to choose it would
    to be mac as I have alot of things from that brand.

5. What is at the top of your beauty list right now ?

    A moisturiser because I dont own one at the minute I know that's naughty.

6. What do you think is your best feature ?

    This is gonna sould weird but my bum. I know some people who don't have
    bums so i'm happy that I have some junk in my trunk.

7. Who is your favourite top 3 bloggers / youtubers ?

    Pixiwoo , pixi2woo , ViviannaDoesMakeup

8. What colour do you wear most oftern ?

    I wear alot of black , white , grey but recently I have been trying to add
    a bit of colour to my wardrobe.

9. What shop do you buy most of your clothes from ?

    I buy alot of my clothes from h&m.

10. Where is the one place you would to go on holiday and why?

      I would love to visit new york round christmas time I have heard it's

11. What is your favourite thing about having a blog ?

      My favourite thing about having a blog is the positivity in the comments
      It's really nice when some one pops you a nice comment.

My 11 Questions

1. Favourite beauty item of all time ?

2. Favourite season/holiday ? Eg christmas , easter , halloween etc

3. If you could be anyone for a day who would you be and why ?

4. The best present you ever gave someone ?

5. If you could have any 3 wishes what would they be and why ?

6. What's your favourite TV programm and Film ?

7. Top 10 must products ?

8. Your best present you ever recived ?

9. Top 3 beauty tips ?

10. What's the worst / most regreted thing you ever bought ?

11. What's the strangest dream you ever had ?

I tag ...


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Friday, 10 February 2012

My Mac Palette

Hey sweetie pies ☺

I have a haul comming soon my first one of the year☺
I'm so excited... just to warn you though it's winter clothing.
As I do not own a jumper!! Yes I know shocking (͡๏̯͡๏) snow on the ground and i'm crazy enough not to own a jumper anyways moving swiftly on... this post will be about my mac palette I find it super intresting what other people have in there palettes. So I thought I would share mine with you all.

This is my baby if I ever lost her I would be devastated.
As it has took me a very long time to get all these eyeshadows.
Can you believe they put the prices up again ..... naughty mac people.
Okay so it's only 50p (RRP £10) but I remember when they use to be like £9.
Just to let you know that's for the pans. There cheaper because they come without the packaging (incase you didn't know).

Starting from top left on the first row

♥ Shroom   ♥ Brule   ♥ Ricepaper   ♥ Naked Lunch   ♥ All That Glitters

Second row from left side

♥ Kid   ♥ Wedge   ♥ Woodwinked   ♥ Cork    ♥ Swiss Choclate

Bottom row from left side

♥ Sable   ♥ Satin Taupe   ♥ Antiqued    ♥ Twinks    ♥ Espresso

The Finishes

There are many drifferent finishes in mac eyeshadows and I will explain what they are and what's the drifference between them incase you don't know or you want a better understanding.

Matte - matte eyeshadows are what they say matte which means
           no shimmer , no glitter there just the colour. These are perfect for the
           crease. Most people say you should use matte colour in the crease as 
           it does not reflect.

Matte2 - These eyeshadow are described as being more intense and smoother
             then there matte eyeshadows.

Satin - Satin eyeshadows have a shine to them. They generally give off more
          of a sheen rather then a glitter. I have used these in the crease
          before now.

Veluxe pearl - These shadows almost are metalic looking. They are very
                    shimmery. These shadows are one of my favorites they just
                    seem to catch your eye in the palette.

Veluxe - Veluxe shadow are very simular to the veluxe pearl except they don't
             look as metalic looking. They seem to have minimal shimmer in

Velvet - These shadow are soft and when you apply them the colour is alot
            more softer then what shows in the pan.

Lustre - Lustre shadows have superfine shimmer in them which gives them
            a glittery appearence. The glitter is not chunky so its not
            overwhelming. So if you don't like glitter but you like the apperance
            I would try these one's.

Frost - Frost shadows have small individual glitter pieces through it. This
          gives off a shimmery/shiny effect.

These eyeshadow are described on mac ....

❤ Shroom - satin 
Soft beige with shimmer

❤ Brule - satin
Soft creamy beige

❤ Ricepaper - frost
Peachy gold with shimmer

❤ Naked Lunch - frost 
Minimal pink with shimmer

❤ All That Glitters - veluxe pearl
Beige with gold shimmer

❤ Kid - matte
Beige cashmere

❤ Wedge - matte
Soft muted beige taupe

❤ Woodwinked - veluxe pearl
Warm antique gold

❤ Cork - Satin
Muted golden brown

❤ Swiss Chocolate - matte
Muted reddish brown

❤ Sable - frost
Gold plum with bronze pearl

❤ Satin Taupe - frost
Taupe with sliver shimmer

❤ Antiqued - veluxe pearl
Ash bown with bronze

❤ Twinks - veluxe pearl
Deep plum with pearl

❤ Espresso - matte
Muted golden brown

Hope you like seeing what's inside my mac palette
What's inside your mac palette ?

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Friday, 3 February 2012


Hey Guys and Girlies !

This is my first face of the day (as you can proberly tell from the title)
Thes are one of my most favorite types of post :)

                 Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 104 Cream
                 Benefit Erase Paste 02 
                 Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Warm Ivory
                 Rimmel Stay Matt Pressed powder 001 Transparent
                 Sleek contour Kit Light
                 Sleek Blush Flamingo

                 Mac paintpot - Painterly (I used this as a base)
                 Mac eyeshadow - Brule (I used from lid to brow bone)
                 Mac eyeshadow - Kid (I used in the crease)
                 Benefit eyeshadow - Leggy (I used in the tear duck)
                 Gosh eyeliner Black Ink (I doted this along the lash line
                                                    then I began to smudge)
                  17 Wild Curls Black


                 Mac lipstick - Creme Cup (cremesheen)
                 Mac Cremesheen lipglass - Right Image

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

7 Deadly Beauty Sins Tag

Hey Guy and Girlies !

Like any normal day I was just flicking though YouTube and I saw this really cool tag It's called the 7 deadly beauty sins tag I thought I would share it with you guys

GREED - What is your most inexpensive beauty product?
My least inexpensive beauty product is my mua single black eyeshadow (shade 20) They only cost £1. Bargin :) Although they are no mac shadow they are still pretty good and for the price I don't think you can grumble. It does a great job at setting my gel liner and I use it to line my upper lash line

What is your most expensive?
My most expensive on one product is my ysl lipstick (Yves Saint Laurent Rouge volupte 01 nude beige) yes I caved and spent £23.50 on a lipstick but I justified it because I bought it with my birthday money

WRATH - What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I have a love/hate relationship with my stila smudge pot (electric blue)
I love it because the colour is amazing a bright blue with hint blue sparkle
It last all day  
however I hate it because trying to apply it as a gel liner is not the easiest thing but it is possible maybe it's just my technique

What has been hardest to find?
Definatly my viva glam gaga lipstick (the first one) went online sold out Had to go all the way to Cheshire to get that bad boy And sadly I lost him so now he back on my wish list

GLUTTONY - What are your most delicious beauty products?
Hmm this is hard one because there are too many products but if I had to choose just one it would be my skincare. I just love the way it make my skin feels. These ones are my back ups

SLOTH - What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
My mac eyeshadows I love them there my baby's (yes I am that sad) I just don't wear them everyday

PRIDE - What beauty product gives you more confidence?
My concealer because it hides my awful bags and any blemishes I have
Bobbi Brown

LUST - What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? Kindness

I'm gonna add another question in here that's more beauty related

What product are you lusting for ?

I'm lusting over a raspberry lipstick I want one so bad but have not find one yet so if anyone has any suggestions please can you tell me below thanks

ENVY - What item would you most like to receive as a gift?
I would like to receive anything from mac or maybe a nars blusher as I haven't tried any of there products

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