Saturday, 30 July 2011

15th Anniversary Urban Decay eyeshadow palette

All pictures are taken from Temptalia

How beautiful? From the packaging to the range of colours, I adore it! The 15 shades are all new, I really like the mixture of colours, you have shades you can wear during the day for more natural looks but also brighter colours. This palette is already on sale in the USA for $55 and it's also out now in the UK. You can read more about it and see some swatches here.

I will most definitely be buying this, will you?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

What's in my July Glossybox?

So this was the deciding Glossybox for me, as to whether I should keep it or not after the slightly disappointing one in June. I have mixed feelings about this it, in ways it's much much better and I am excited to use some of the products I got. 
This was the 'Ready, steady, glow' box
 First of a full sized Ciate Nail polish (13.5ml) RRP £9.00 in  Beach Melba. I was pleased with this as I have been wanting to try polishes by this brand and have heard they are good. I have also been wanting a nude polish so this was fab although I see some people who have received a gorgeous blue! (I'm a sucker for blue :/) and so far I have seen people with polishes in red, yellow and orange as alternatives. 

Next Weleda Pomegranate regenerating body oil (100ml) RRP £19.95. I have never heard of this brand before but they seem to have a huge range of products. This oil is supposed to renew and firm, is free from preservatives, synthetic fragrances, colours, raw materials and they don't test on animals! Again looking forward to using this.

 Next we have a 30ml Sample of Xen-tan. Kinda blah about this, although it's a very well known brand....I don't use or need a tanning product. I have a all year tan haha so this product is useless to me! (Btw if anyone who also got a glossybox wants to swap this product, pref for the SPF face cream or something else...let me know!)
Next is the well known Illamasqua, I got a full sized (1.3g) 'Pure pigment' in Conquer RRP £15.50 which is a lovely forest green (I apologise for the rubbish picture, it's greener in real life!). I think I might have a similar colour to this already by a different brand but I'm still super pleased they put this in the box! Other people got lipgloss and powdered metal powder.
Lastly my biggest disappointment. Two Etat libre d'orange perfume samples in 'Archives 69' and 'Like this'. I already have perfumes I love so I'm not really looking for a new one right now. I would have much preferred a different product this like the face oil or spf cream rather than two little perfume samples, just seems a bit of a crappy sample compared to what other people got that replaced these. Others got Nouveau lashes/face oil or a SPF face cream (which I really wish I got, I have been meaning to get a SPF face cream anyway so it would have been perfect!)

I also kind of don't like the big variation in products, only because I always end up seeing other peoples boxes with products I would have loved to have instead of what I got haha!
Overall not a bad box, some good stuff some not so good but definitely better than June's box! Hopefully they will keep it up!
I think August will be my last box, I have also signed up for Boudoir Prive, fingers crossed it's good.
What did you get in yours? or is anyone thinking of joining team glossybox, or even leaving?

Friday, 15 July 2011

Graduation Day Outfit + Pictures

Finally did it! I can't believe university is over. I got a 2:1 which I am super pleased about.My graduation ceremony was at Leeds University on Wednesday 13th, it was a great day...hectic but great. I absolutely love Leeds uni and it's old buildings and all the trees and it's massive!
The weather was perfect for the occasion too, thankfully there was no rain and it was pretty warm.
 Haha, okay I know we look silly but as the graduation caps/hats whatever you want to call them were ban (wasn't pleased about this at all!) due to some ridiculous health and safety reason all we could do was put our hoods up. I must admit I felt like being in a Harry Potter movie.
One of the things most girls are worried about is going up on stage and falling, especially in heels. I managed to make it up there and back down just fine. I did slip in Pizza Hut on some kinda salad that was on the floor, but I managed to grab something so I didn't fall on the floor. Oh the embarrassment, there was a table full of people who witnessed it all. I should sue.
And this is what I wore...
I seriously need to get back into going to the gym ugh. I had issues trying to find an outfit and ended up choosing this dress which is from Dorothy Perkins, I really wanted to wear a dress and something with colour. The shoes I got a long time ago from some shop in Leeds, the only comfy pair of heels I own!
Well end of an era, now I have the joys of looking for a Job or possibly continuing with another course.
Congratulations to whoever else has graduated this summer!

Monday, 4 July 2011

June Favourites

 First of all I hope everyone's enjoying the lovely weather. It's about time it's sunny, fingers crossed it lasts.

01 Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic. 'Revatalises soothes and tones for instant radiance' - I know a lot of people don't see the point in 'toner' type products, but I personally love this, although they say it's apparently not classed as a toner but just something to prep your skin before you moisturise. It smells lovely and it's amazingly refreshing especially in warmer days like it has been recently (where I personally tend to get 'myfaceismelting' sundrome) but also on a morning. 'Organic aloe vera, calendula, rose scented granium, cucumber and natural vitamin E' it's clearly packed with a ton of good stuff too!

02 St Ives Apricot Scrub, Blemish and Blackhead control - I love this scrub and have been using it for months. It's for oily and acne prone skin, my skins not really acne prone but it does get oily and again especially during the summer. I tend to use this in the shower, it has little beady type things in it to help exfoliate and remove those dead skin cells, dirt and oil which will clog pores. I think this has either been repackaged since I bought it or I got it in the US, I'm not sure. I'm almost out of it and I will more than certainly be repurchasing, although not so long ago I saw a clean and clear scrub which I used tons when I was living in the USA in stock in the UK (yay!) so I may just have to get that.

03 Tangle Teezer - Where has this been all my life?! At first I was reluctant to buy it as I read reviews saying it's useless for thick hair but I recently started getting fed up of combing my tangled mess after showers so decided to just go for it. I find that it works just fine on my thick hair and it just makes life so much easier when I'm trying to get rid of tangles and it also takes less time than it did when I used a comb.

04 Sigma Flat Top Kubuki F80- This brush has to be one of the softest brushes I have ever used, I couldn't stop touching it when I first got it. It's rather dense and I basically find it a pleasant joy to put my foundation on with, it's great to buff and blend it all in for a flawless finish. I really want to get a brush set by Sigma, maybe when I get a Job!

05 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - Now I'm sure everyone has this! It's a much talked about product and I really like that it's so gentle and leaves my skin soft and moisturised. When I bought it I was told that it may break me out at first (this made me a bit weary) but to just stick through it, but I thankfully didn't break out.

06 Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution - I first heard about this make up remover/cleanser when I watched this Lisa Eldridge video. It looks like water, has the constancy of water and there is no smell. It's so SO gentle and perfect for sensitive skin and takes off my make up efficiently without leaving an oily residue. I have pretty much been using this everyday since I got it last week (my lovely friend in Paris mailed me it!) but you can find it online. I feel like it's going to last me a long time and it's pretty cheap, a definite keeper and will also be repurchased.
                                                 Happy 4th of July to my lovely American readers!