Sunday, 31 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
As part of Bourjois' summer offerings in their new collection, they released a new bronzer, in addition to their infamous 'Chocolate Bronzer' which is now a cult product in the beauty world, and one of my go-to bronzers. I own both the bronzing products from Bourjois and this is how the Délice de Soleil (new) and Délice de Poudre (chocolate) bronzers measure up!
Délice de Soleil on the left, Délice de Poudre on the right
The two powders have extremely different packaging, the chocolate using a cardboard, magnetised box and the new bronzer in plastic packaging, with an extremely useful built in mirror which swivels 360 degrees and even a mini brush!
Friday, 22 July 2011
clockwise from top- Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels; MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush; Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose; NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Rose Petal
Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels & Neon Rose
Head Over Heels is the most beautiful, natural and buildable colour in blush that I own, and is an everyday staple for me in my makeup kit. Similarly, Neon Rose is also a beautiful colour although its excessive brightness means that I only pull it out of my collection on a daring day! The Topshop Cream Blushes dry to a powder finish so are not as dewy as others on the market however they last forever and look great with lip balm on the lips!
MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush
This is the perfect highlighter/subtle cheek colour on its own or can be layered with other blushes to give it a little more umph. I have already posted about this particular cream here and I am still very much in love with it.
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Rose Petal
By far my favourite in my little cream blush collection, this has the perfect consistency for glowing, dewy cheeks and looks amazing on the cheeks everyday. Its blends perfectly, lasts ages and I cannot fault it! I am desperate to get more of these NYX Cream Blushes!
right to left- NYX; Topshop HOH; Topshop NR; MAC
There are a million and one more cream blushes that I still need to buy, such as MAC Something Special and NYX Glow, but hopefully they will all come in good time!
Whats your favourite cream blush!?
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Thankfully I got the job- hooray!- and I am now nervously awaiting my first day which should be next weekend. Boots has always been the place I've been desperate to work at since I was little, and I was over the moon at just getting an interview! I wore the little ensemble above to the interview, trying to exude the 'I'm a confident business woman' vibe and failing miserably! I randomly decided to wear my hair straight for the first time in about 2 years in an effort to look smart and I was surprised at how long it had grown. I'm not a huge fan of straight hair on me as I feel my hair is always in need of a little extra umph and volume, however on this occasion I did actually like my straight hair, and felt very sophisticated wearing uber-subtle makeup and swishing my poker straight hair into Boots!
Sunday, 10 July 2011
This post is completely, 100% devoted to my makeup collection, and it is quite possibly the most exciting post to me that I have ever done, sad but true.
I have been building up my makeup collection over about 3 years, and although is it by no means as large as some other giant collections, I am actually weirdly proud of all my makeup! Generally, I buy all my products myself (with exceptions on birthdays etc.) and this post is aimed to show my readers my collection, not to brag about what I have!
I have organised all my makeup into different sections using two large 4-drawed towers from ASDA...
Saturday, 2 July 2011
I absolutely fell in love with my dress and it was actually the first dress I tried on in a tiny boutique in London (can't remember it's name!) so I figured it was meant to be mine! I also used my Babyliss Curling Wand to create these curls and brushed them out a little before I left, pining up some of the hair at the back with the help of my trusty Got2B Powder'ful!
Of course I had an uber spray tan a couple days before to banish my pale skin, and although I felt a little blotchy and orange on the day I have completely fallen in love with being tan, and am now on the search for an amazing self tanner!