Friday, 30 April 2010

Body Shop.....Love

On a trip to my local shopping centre, I decided to pop into Body Shop and see whats new, every time I go in I want to pick up another Body Butter I love love love!!! the Coconut one, this is always in my suitcase for summer holidays, actually I love anything coconut scented bit of an obsession of mine and my mum and sister actually? must run in the family...:)

Anyway I pondered over the body butters and as I said I do love them for hols, but they do take a while to soak in and post shower in the mornings I want something moisturising but quick to apply, then I found this

Coconut Milk Body Lotion (Spray Bottle)

Scary pic! looks like a bird has just flown by!!!...Just trying to show the

I particularly like this firstly as it has a spray applicator, I think they have done this as the formulation of this is really runny, if you poured it out you would probably end up with half of it over the bathroom floor! Having said that I like the spray applicator, and although thin in consistency this lotion really soaks into the skin well and the fragrance is on par with the body butter although not sure the scent lasts so long.

These are £8 each but on offer at the moment 2 for £8 which is really good! they come in other scents too.

P.S If you are a lover of the Body Butters there on offer 2 for £15 at the moment including the Scrubs, really good value considering there normally £12 each....

What are your Body Shop Summer Favs...? x

Thursday, 29 April 2010


I have been pondering over this for a while now.......My camera doesn't seem to be the greatest and some of the earlier pics I have taken are truly awful!

But heh were all on here for the same reason, a love of make-up and I like looking at other
peoples FOTD so here goes.....

Products used...

  1. Foundation Chanel Vitalumiere .......Concealer MAC moisture cover NW25
  2. Eyes MAC Paint Pot Bare Study as a base... BarryM Dazzle Dust in Coral No87.....outer corner MAC Woodwinked...... Mascara Benefit Bad Girl Lash
  3. MAC Comfort Mineralize skin finish to contour and bronze
  4. MAC Style Blusher
  5. Revlon Coral Reef Lip Gloss

Well there you go!!!! Feels scary posting this but if you like this and want to see more then I will try some different looks.......


Thursday, 22 April 2010

Avon Calling...........

Now I have to say I have never really bought many Avon products in the past, the odd thing here and there when something has caught my eye, if the book has dropped through the door. But I have to say, there has been more and more about Avon products in the beauty press and magazines, and some of the products caught my eye.

Firstly was the Anew skincare range, this has been widely talked about and the eye cream was even featured in, Avon is massive in America and this eye cream was polled one of the I thought I would have to give it a try.........

It comes in two parts a cream for your under eye area to smooth out fine lines, and a gel for your upper eye /brow bone to create a tightening and lifting effect! ( I could do with that!)

I have only been using this for a couple of days, so cant say anything review wise yet, but the gel part of the pot which you apply to the upper eyelid/brow bone does feel really refreshing and feels like the skin tightens after application, so we will see! The under eye part of the cream is nice I wouldn't say any different from my Clinique all about eyes, but I'm going o use the Avon one for the next two weeks and monitor the results!

Also from the Anew range I picked up one of there "Lifting Eye shadows" in the shade Moonlight

This is a really unusual colour a light lilac with shimmery pink undertones, perfectly on trend for this summers pastel shades, it's a really lovely colour, I'm not sure about the lifting bit! cant really see any eyeshadow doing that!!!

This shadow is a cream application that sets to a powder its really easy to apply, and I would say is better applied to the upper eye area as a highlighter. I tried and tried to get a good picture of this swatched on my hand but they just all came out rubbish!! having a nightmare with my camera at the minute I want to include swatches of everything I review..:(

Anyway So far so good with both of these products and I will keep you posted with a follow up review of the eye cream in a couple of weeks.

So what do you guys think of Avon? Any buys I should know about?......

P.S I know I said I was on a makeup ban but I did order this stuff over 3 weeks a go so that doesn't really count........does it???......:)

Emma x

Monday, 19 April 2010

SOTD?!?!? (Sandals of the day)

Hi everyone!.... Well sorry for the lack of posts but I'm on a self imposed make up buying ban, until after my course at AOFM..! You get really good discounts on a shopping day there and I'm saving my pennies for that......:)

Anyway I thought I would share a couple of lovely summer items I purchased over the last month or so, Im a sucker for sandals/flipflops and love banning my boots to the back of the shoe cupboard!!!

These two pairs below are my definate favourites so far, and I cant wait to wear them all the time in the balmy summer days were bound to have..?!?!!!!!

These ones are from Next, £35 I think these are gorgeous!!! they have a zip up the back and look great with Jeggings or Skinny Jeans

These ones are from Aldo, £40 I had to have these!!! again zip up the back and lovely anklet style braids, there definatly going to be worn loads!!!

Anyway I hope your enjoying buying all your lovely summer sandals too.... I think I need another trip to Primark as have seen some bloggers with some pretty nice ones there too!!....x

Monday, 12 April 2010


Well after years of wanting too and eventually looking into it properly, today I booked my Foundation level makeup course at the fab AOFM in Soho London.

This school looks amazing and I cant wait to start my course in June this year.

I have only been blogging for a few months and do love reading all the reviews from everyone, I don't really think I will ever do the youtube side of things but still like my rambles on here.

My real love is doing makeup for other people, this is my passion and I would absolutely love to have some kind of career in this field. I have spent a long time doing jobs that just pay the bills, but as my son is older now I feel I can, and deserve to dedicate the time and money into something that I have a true passion for.

I think sometimes in life it's too easy to say next week/month/year and I think also we are scared of failing at the things we love the most. Well I have decided that this is the time to take the chance and see if I'm good enough to do this semi-professionally, I don't want to look back in 20 years time and say "I wish"....So off I go!...... I'm scared and worried about how it will turn out, but sometimes I think that just drives you on to try things in life...xx

Friday, 9 April 2010

March Favourites........and a couple of products I have fallen out of love with!


Photo Ready HD Foundation

Thought I would hate this as I have dry skin but I have to say I really love it!!.. nice coverage no patchy dry bits , and I personally don't find a problem with it being to "sparkly" its not as heavy as other Revlon foundations, so thumbs up!

2. Dior Kiss Lip gloss in shade " 451 Mango Soda"

I have only just started dabling in Dior Makeup I have one of there eye shadow quads from a while back, the "smokey eye" one and it is lovely, but for the price tag nearly £40 I have not used it quite as much as I would have liked. But I was passing the Dior stand recently and the lipsticks and glosses caught my eye. I was looking for a lipstick shade that Nic from Pixiwoo used in a tutorial, but they didn't have it..:( so i moved on to the glosses, ( I love a nice gloss!) and spotted this one, its a lovely peachy colour with a lot of sparkle in it, but not in a trashy glittery way just very gold flecked, it really is a lovely summer shade and tastes good too!

3. MAC 187 Brush

I absolutely adore this brush for foundation..... when I picked it up from my local MAC counter I was dubious as it is expensive, but I had seen a lot of good reviews on it online. I sometimes find that the flat foundation brushes can need a lot of blending of the product, this however just airbrushes the product into your skin, the white bristles on the end are really light and distribute everything really evenly and as you get down to the more compact black bristles its really good for buffing everything in, I use this brush every day, and I just feel it makes everything look a lot more natural.....

4. Clairol Nice'n easy colour seal gloss

I colour my hair regularly prob about every 3-4 weeks and this little tube of conditioner is a life saver, it comes as part of the Clairol Hair Colour packs, but you can now buy them singularly on there own form Tescos Boots etc, there priced at 99p and one tube prob lasts my bob length hair 3 applications..... it really does leave your hair smooth and manageable and the shine it gives is amazing. They must of had a lot of good feedback on it as a brand to start selling it on its own, it comes in 3 shades red/brunette/blonde, def worth checking out if your hair is coloured.

5. St Ives Apricot Body Scrub

This is currently on half price offer in Tescos at the moment £2.49 from £4.99 def worth stocking up on. I am a fan of the Sanctuary Salt Scrub and that pretty glass jar is always standing on the side of my bath, but it is quite expensive and as summer is fast approaching and my fake tans are looking at me longingly form the bathroom cabinet,......:) I wanted a really good exfoliating scrub to use daily in the shower...well this is it, it actually feels like it's doing something! so many of the so called body scrubs about smell delicious but when you try them on your skin you find no scrubby bits in them! rubbish!!...... Guarantee you wont be disappointed with this one, have got my friend and Mum on to it and they have only good things to say about it to0! grab on now while there on offer.

A couple of items that I wanted to love.......:(

1. NARS Mousson Eyeshadow

Now when I saw swatches of this per Christmas last year in the NARS holiday collection i loved the look of this shadow, and when I was christmas shopping last year was excited to pick it up in London. Now the colour in the pan of this cream shadow is beautiful, but every time I use it , it just creases really badly......I use either MAC bare study or UDPP as an eyeshadow base for all my colours and have no problem at all with creasing apart from with this, its really hard to build up colour with it too you just seem to shift it around your eyelid rather than getting any decent coverage. I am going to try again with this shadow, as colour wise its everything I love, a mossy golden green, we will see.

MAC Ember Glow Lipglass

This is the Lipglass from the Colour Collection, I saw this and knew I wanted it straight away so purchased without really swatching it and the colour looked great in the tube. Hmmmm.... well I do love the colour its just the consistency I'm struggling with, it's very very matte on application (sounds weird as its a gloss) but it's hard to explain it just is really hard to apply it's such a matte colour for a gloss, it's almost like putting emulsion on your lips?.... I have tried it with a clear gloss over the top and it does work better, I'm not giving up on this one, I like it too much colour wise!!!!!

Anyway what are you loving right now?.......Any tips on the application of the NARS shadow or MAC Lipglass appreciated also appreciated.......:) x