Recent Beauty Haul

6 November 2012

I seem to have done an unhealthy amount of shopping over the last month or so. I'm calling it final year degree stress which can only be solved with retail therapy! So here's my recent beauty purchases, I might follow this up with a fashion haul if you're interested:

1. Nail Dotting Tools from Amazon. I saw these over on Lily's blog and at £2.27 including delivery had to try them! I've been wanting to buy some nail art pens for a while but this seems to be the cheaper option.

2. Ardell Lashes in Demi Black from Boots. These three products were on 3 for 2 in Boots so I thought I'd stock up on lashes. 
3. Skin Art Temporary Tatoos from Boots. This set of Temporary Tatoos comes with individual letters for designing your own words so I thought I'd have a play around and see if I'd fancy a real one. 

5. Models Own Wonderland Collection. I'm really getting into glitter topcoats at the moment and I couldn't decide which of the collection I liked most so I bought them all! This is my nails of the moment - Models Own Beth's Blue with the Blizzard Top Coat. I can't wait to try Snowflake which has flecks of gold foil in it.

6. Superdrug Dry Shampoo - I heard it's better than Batiste and so far so good! I love the smell of the Chocolate brownie one. 

7. Okay so this isn't a beauty purchase as such but Cheryl Cole is pretty beautiful! I bought this in Tesco for £7 and it's my light relief from linguistic textbooks. 

8. Estee Lauder Free Gift which came free when you bought 2 or more Estee Lauder products. It included a really generous sample of their Daywear moisturiser which I've grown rather attached to and am horrified to see it's £39 for the full-size, eek! 

9.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Having heard a lot of good things about this foundation I had to try it and I have to say I think it's my favourite foundation of all time. I've previously tried the Maximum Coverage version and I love that but this one is more wearable day to day. 

10. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. I was coerced by the sales lady into buying this and I succombed, mostly because it would give me £7.50 of Boots points and the free gift. I'm not overly impressed and think my Collection 2000 concealer did just as good a job.

11. Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Perversion. I've been wearing these liners for years now and have gone through so many. I usually buy Zero but the sale assistant said Perversion was a new product and designed to be even blacker than Zero. It is 'more black' somehow but I also find it more likely to smudge so I think I'll be going back to Zero next time.  

12. Snow Fairy Shower Gel from Lush. This is my favourite shower gel of all time and every year I buy 2 or 3 bottles to last me through the year. 

13. Foxy Locks Extensions in Chocolate Brown. I mentioned these in a previous post but I finally bought myself another set of extensions, I haven't worn extensions for atleast a year as my hair was constantly changing colour but now I've settled back at my natural colour I felt like treating myself. 

Well, that was a marathon. Have you tried any of these products? What do you think?

H&M Oxblood Red Dress

4 November 2012

 Dress: H&M
Collar: H&M
Watch: River Island
Bangles: Custom Made and Disney Couture
Hair Extensions: Foxy Locks

This is my first outfit post in a while as the room I normally take them in is stuffed with Alex's clothes to make room for my best friend who's living temporarily in our spare room!

I wore this outfit for a spot of shopping and meal out at Wagamamas with Alex last night. I'm really embracing the maroon/oxblood red trend this season. It's not a colour I've worn very much before but I now own quite a few pieces. 

I love these boots so much, definitely my favourite recent purchase. They're high enough to give me a little extra height but not too high that I can't wear them in the day. 

I also got new hair extensions whoop! I haven't worn any for a while as my hair was constantly changing as it got blonder and blonder and then I had it ombred for a little while. Now I've dyed it back to my natural colour and am certain I'll be keeping it this way for a while I thought I'd invest. My hair is naturally quite long but it doesn't seem to grow past a certain point and I'm always dreaming of waist-length hair so clip-ins are the perfect way for me to acheive this. I can definitely recommend Foxy Locks extensions - this is the second set I've had from them and they are the best I've tried. 

Hope you're having a great weekend. 

Happy Halloween!

1 November 2012

Okay so I realise this is a day late! We celebrated Halloween at the weekend with a house-party at ours followed by a club night at my universities union. I don't think there's ever been a year where I haven't celebrated Halloween. When I was a teenager, my parents were definitely the most relaxed parents I knew and would always let me have house-parties - it was taken as a given amongst my friends that I'd be hosting Halloween. I used to go all out with the pumpkins and decorations but I didn't do very much this year and regretted it - next year I'm definitely going to make more of an effort.

Here's a couple of photos, they weren't taken with the blog in mind though so excuse the background!


Peplum Top: New Look
Leggings: American Apparel
Wedges: Ebay
Watch: River Island

Yes this was my fiance's costume. He said he was Dumbledore/Gandalf/God haha!
He got lots of attention in the club, especially from those dressed as Harry Potter!

Last night, on actual Halloween, I went to the cinema with a friend to see Skyfall which was ah-mazing! Plus I saw the trailer for the last ever Twilight - anyone else looking forward to seeing it? I really want to go to the Twilight marathon they're doing at my local cinema but nobody will go with me!
Tonight I'm walking 13 miles in the dark to raise money for local charities, wish me luck!

What did you do for Halloween?