Sunday, 28 August 2011

Seche Vite's replacement

Seche Vite was one of my all time favourite products last year but as much as I loved it, it was expensive and apparently full of nasty chemicals that could be detrimental to your health.

However, I could not get away from the lure of rock hard nail varnish in 30 seconds and therefore the ability to change up my nails every day if desired.  I was a woman on a mission - find a replacement!  A few products tried, and failed, to live up to the fast-drying promise but this little red bottle won a place in my heart.

It may not be as fast as Seche Vite but it still provides a totally smudge-free finish in mere minutes and that is good enough for me!  It is also so easy to find, a steal at around £6 and regularly on offer.  Sally - you have done it again!!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Kim K and her wedding FOTD

Kim Kardashian is one of those women who I could literally look at all day.  To some, she may have no real talent but there is no denying that she is absolutely beautiful.

Her wedding just over a week ago was, as to be expected, surrounded by hype and covered by many a film crew.  Although limited footage and pictures have been seen yet, Kim's personal make up artist has answered our prayers and already revealed the exact products he used on her big day.

If you are as obsessed with me and fancy finding out how Mario Dedivanovic once again created a flawless look, the blog post can be found here.

Now, I just need to find the funds to hire Mario and one day I may look like that......

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Living for the weekend

Although I'm not quite part of the 9-5 grind just yet, the weekend still heralds an excitement all of its own!  After a week in bed suffering with flu, I couldn't wait to don my glad rags and finally go out with my Penelope Cruz make up look on.
As is always the way, it didn't turn out as good as last week - and my lashes would just not stay on - but I still took a few snaps for you all!

As I drove last night I hardly had anything to drink and I'm now full of the joys of Spring (...or Summer) and convinced that this no drinking thing is definitely the way forward!

I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend! xxxxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Beautiful Boots

£140 - KG by Kurt Geiger.
I paid £19 - Absolute bargain!!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

The best things in life are free

Last month the magazines here in the UK were offering some fantastic freebies including The Body Shop eyeliners & mascaras and Ciaté lipglosses - of which I absolutely love and have featured here and here.

And this month, they've done it again.

My personal picks are Marie Claire and Elle who are offering Ciaté (they get around don't they?!) paint pots and Mavala nail colours respectively.  I chose the conservative options of My Fair Lady and The Elle Grey but there are other options including the fantastic Elle red as seen over at Makeup Savvy.

Other freebies this month include Glamour's offer of Eyelure lashes and Red's slightly less appealing Balance Me bodywashes.

Will you be picking up any of these publications this month?  Not only are the gifts fantastic but the fashion is amazing - I love September... it's like the Fashion New Year!!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Pixiwoo Penelope Cruz Make Up Look

It's a Saturday night and my plans have fallen through.  What's a girl to do except raid her make up?!

I basically followed this Pixiwoo tutorial and although I could never be even half as beautiful as either Nic or Penelope, I gave it my best shot!


Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation (51 & 54) applied with a Sigma flat top kabuki
Estée Lauder Double Wear concealer (Light medium)
Rimmel Clear Complexion powder (021 - Transparent)
Bourjois Chocolate bronzer (52)


MAC Bare Canvas paint
MAC Next to Nothing eyeshadow
Sleek Storm palette
Rimmel 100% Waterproof mascara
Maybelline Intense Black Eyeliner-matic
Eyelure 107 lashes

17 Mirror Shine Belle lipstick
Ciaté lipgloss

Now I'm all made up and nowhere to go......But there is a chow mein with my name on it ;)

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend xxxx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Currently #4

1.I've just found out that I start my new (and first real) job two weeks later than planned.  Happy is not the word - I can now put aside those horrible backtoschool-type feelings and squeeze out even more from my summer.

2. Horrible bosses is an absolutely hilarious film.  If you want to laugh for two hours - this is for you!  If you have seen it then you'll understand why 'That's not my name' will never be the same...

3. I am truly fed up with my entire wardobe and am currently in the process of selling it all on eBay.  I cannot wait for the new season - I always find it easier to dress for Autumn/Winter.  The new on-trend cranberry hues are first on my list in the form of some new skinnies and a beautiful new coat will definitely need to be purchased - it's an Autumn tradition!

4. I've used weheartit for a few years now...scrolling through the pages, finding gorgeous pictures then posting them on tumblr.  This all seemed such a faff especially as it was really just for me to keep a little 'inspiration station'. So, I now just heart the pictures on weheartit and forget all about that tumblr nonsense!
I go through stages with pictures like these - either getting inspired or just generally depressed/jealous that I will never be able to be in/take such gorgeous photos.  Luckily I'm currently in a good place and getting inspired!  Here are some recent Summer faves....


And finally....

5. Are shorts getting shorter by the week?  I know denim cut offs will always be a summer staple but are they meant to resemble underwear? Or am I just getting old?!