Tuesday, 4 May 2010

aaah MIA

hey lovelies.

I know I've been MIA (missing in action!) for a while now! ughhh! I've been SO busy with a ton of things. Firstly studying for my Uni exams which are in less than a week :( next, painting my room, practicing for a cheer SHOW on saturday and then a competition a week on sunday :(

Plus I have a new job so I shall be busy with that too :( Goshhh

Hopefully some time next week I'll be back on this bad boy, and uploading more youtube vids :D


Friday, 16 April 2010

HeadyKandy Extensions Review

Hey Lovelies

Just a quick post to say I've done a video on my Youtube Channel reviewing HeadKandy Hair Extensions!

Check it out and subsrcibe please ! (:


love you all as always!


perfumes and men!

Hey lovlies!

Okay, recently I've been having a spot of bother! The guy I've been seeing lately seems to be pretty peachy: he's hot, irish, extremely well dressed and groomed and always smells AMAZING!

To further the peachy keen-ness, he thinks I'm "beautiful" (: unfortunately he has a very sensitive sense of smell! While swapping stories, he told me his favourite perfume on a girl is Stella and that it instantly makes him interested if he smells it on someone pretty. Well. I don't want to say I dislike it, because I actually quite like it. However, am I wrong in saying it smells a lot like turkish delight? To me it smells like so many other perfumes and actually has hints of Kate Moss lol. So I wouldn't spend that kind of money to smell like a rose flavoured jelly.

Anyway! He also said he gets put off by perfume he doesn't like. Snag. I discovered EVERY perfume I own, he has problems with! :( INCLUDING my all time favourite, Calvin Klein Euphoria. He says it actually makes him feel a bit sick.

So far he hates: Euphoria, Armani Code, Armani Diamonds, Benefit Laugh With Me Lee Lee and Couture Couture by Juicy Couture!

SO the point of this little post is to ask...what does your man love?! please give me some help as to what will make him NOT think I stink haha!

As always,


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

my youtube debut!

Hello lovelies!

I finally found the time to get my ass onto youtube! Basically I did this amazing, detailed and funny video then unfortunately - I couldn't upload it cos no-one told me about the 10 minute rule :(

SO I made another one but I'm clearly fed up by then haha! My hair went flat because I went and did my dance workout after take one, then when I realised it didn't upload I did it again so excuse my appearance.

So the things I left out will be in another video I'm hoping to crack on with later this week in between studying for exams!

I hope you enjoy it...PLEASE leave me feedback as to what you want to see, what I'm doing right or wrong and then we'll all be hunky dory!

So click HERE to watch my video on my new channel!

Hope you're all enjoying the glorious weather!



Tuesday, 6 April 2010

i'm a liar...

*THIS* is the last post of the night ;)

okay - some things that I shall be doing in the next few days:

- review of my brand spanking new HeadKandy extensions
- Eyeko mascara + lipgloss review
- a few recent product raves
- things I regret buying and will not re-purchase

AND someone suggested to me that I should get into the big bad world of youtube... so I'm thinking sometime this week, maybe a little starter vid - see how it goes? My friend reeeeeally wants me to do a tutorial on a smokey eye look I did on her for a night out so she can do it herself next time - so tell me guys - is that something you think I should do next...?

of course i'll still post on here. it's becoming my latest addiction! :P

okay. now im really off to beddykins... so tell me what you think guys!



Hello my amaaaaaazing followers!

Just a quick announcement, that the most unusual thing happened to me: I won something! haha!
I NEVER win contests/giveaways, and to be perfectly honest, if i didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all!

BUT I just found out that I won Lauren Rhiannon's giveaway (you can find her amazing blog here! http://laurenrhiannon.blogspot.com ) - follow this lovely girl!

So I just want to say a big personal THANK YOU, to not only Lauren - but to the universe for actually allowing me to win something haha!!

For your personal enjoyment (LOL) I've included a little picture of my acute surprise at winning hahaha! BTW - I'm just back from a 3 hour cheerleading practice; I'm sweaty, minimal make up and yes - that IS a coldsore haha!
I do also realise my bra was showing, but of course in all the excitement these things happen ;) haha.

Well followers. That's me for tonight - but I shall be doing some reviewing tomorrow so stay tuned. Over and Out!


Monday, 5 April 2010

and the winner is...!

Okay lovelies!

Basically on random.org I entered into the little box to pick one winner out of a total of 7 entries.....

and the winner was number 1 - littlemisslisax ! I'm in the process of contacting now!

I've included the screen shot to show the process! Don't be discouraged if you didn't win - I'm already planning for my next giveaway when I reach 100 followers. Until then have fun reading my blog, and a big thank you to all you lovely people who are already following me :)

It really means a lot!


Friday, 26 March 2010

some giveaways...

If you've already entered my own giveaway and fancy entering some others, here are but a few going on right now!




Good Luck guys!!


Mini Lush Haul!

Hey lovelies!

While shopping in Lush yesterday for my blog prize, I decided to give in and pick up a few things for myself. The first of which was of course, the Happy Easter Egg!

The shell smells sooo close to Snow Fairy, it's yummy! Then with the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Rock Star soap, it was a cute bargain!

Next, I decided to get myself my personal favourite - Tisty Tosty! So many beauty bloggers talk about Lush and their products and in general they all have the same favourites. Well - in my opinion Tisty Tosty doesn't get enough praise! It smells of gorgeous roses and even has little rose buds inside that float in the water! Devine!

I was feeling like I needed a bit of glamour and indulgence - so lastly I picked up Flosty Gritter (to turn the water pink and glittery) and Supernova! Both are gorgeous smelling and glam and I love love love them!

What's your favourite Lush product? Like something that's totally under-rated? Let me know!


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Easter Giveaway! ♥

Hello my lovely followers (:

I've finally decided that I can't wait any longer. I was going to wait until I was at 50 followers before I did my giveaway but seeing as it's near Easter - never mind!

SO the lovely winner will receive the big Happy Easter Egg (pink) from Lush! If you're a fan of Snow Fairy, which we all are - then you'll love this bath bomb! Crack it open and inside is a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and a Rock Star soap.

And now the boring part: the rules!

1. To enter, you MUST be a subscriber...and I will check ;) I'm sneaky like that!
2. The contest is international, just as long as there won't be an issue with me sending stuff to your country!
3. You must be over 16 or have parental permission (because if you win, I'll need your address etc etc!)
4. All you have to do is write "enter me baby!" and your contact address underneath in the comments box (incase you win, I can easily contact you!
5. Please enter only once - but if you post a link to this giveaway on your blog, that counts for 5 entries. Let me know if you've done this (link to your blog) so I know to count the extra ones when I put the entries into the generator thingy.

The winner will be picked using random.org and the contest will close at 12pm on Easter Sunday (4th April) UK time.

Good Luck loves!


Plus White Sensitive Gel - Week One!

Hello loves!

Okay, I've always had generally good teeth, and they're pretty white. I always get compliments about them being straight and pearly white (thanks to Mr Nelson slapping braces on me from the ages of 9-17!!) BUT lately I've been drinking a lot of coffee, and red wine - which we all know stains nice teeth :(

So after watching a few videos on youtube, one of which Mel from Makeup by Mel I found that the latest thing these days is Plus White whitening gel. Because I have sensitive teeth, I ordered the sensitive gel. It seems to work amazingly so I ordered mines from Amazon.com, because I'm from the UK and it's not sold over here, and including shipping came to around £12 which in my opinion is reasonable!

The instructions say to use twice a day which I've been doing for the past two days, so I shall update after about 2 weeks to let you know of the results!

Have any of you tried Plus White? Did you like the results? Let me know!


Sunday, 14 March 2010

sorry yet again people...

Gosh these days it's like I have absolutely NO time :(

This is just a quick little post that follows on from my last one about Batiste...as much as I love it, because my hair is dark now, I've noticed that it's harder to brush the white powder out! Its leaving me looking a bit greyish haha! BUT yesterday in Boots, I picked up THE BEST thing ever! COLOURED Batiste!! They now have one for Brunettes and people with black hair. Unfortunately there isn't a red one as far as I know but I suppose it's only a matter of time before they bring that out ! And they smell pretty yum too!

Go get some - asap ;)


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

recent life saving product!

Hello guys!

Ugh, lately it's been so so busy; uni stuff, parties + nights out, cheerleading and tons more... so I hate to admit I've not been looking my best :( With all the mayhem I've been finding it hard to squeeze in time in the morning to give my hair a good wash so I've been jumping in and out the shower in the mornings (using my Soap and Glory shower cap of course ;) ) and just having to dash out with slightly limp hair.

So! I decided to rake about in my "hair" drawer and found my life saver - Batiste Dry Shampoo! Believe me, I've tried literally tons of dry shampoos and none of them compare to this bad boy. Last year when I went to T in the Park (Scotland's biggest music festival, and imo one of the best in Britain - for those of you outside the UK) I brought two dry shampoo's for camping - Batiste, and one by Lee Stafford.

I LOVE Lee Stafford products, especially when I had blonde hair - but I have to confess the dry shampoo was totally useless! And expensive for what it was. Batiste is super cheap, smells AMAAAAAAAZING whatever one you use (tropical, original or blush) and highly effective. If you have darker hair, it IS slightly harder to get rid of the white powder, but its not a major hassle - if you have BLONDE hair, which I did at T in the Park, I noticed it was HIGHLY effective at disguising dark roots as well. All in all, a brilliant, cost effective product!



Monday, 22 February 2010

argh! my EYELASHES :(

Hello followers!

The most horrifying thing happened to me the other day! One of the things I always get complemented on is the length of my eyelashes, and people often ask if they're fake! WELL I was looking about in my drawers and I found a pair of eyelash curlers, that I hadn't used in absolute ages and I couldnt remember why...

SO before I left - for a DATE - I decided to curl my eyelashes. When I finished, I remembered exactly WHY I hadn't used them!! They SNAPPED off the ends of my corner eyelashes. I tried so hard not to cry. It looks so obvious as well and they're like little stumps! Now I've been slathering on vaseline to try and condition them, and tempt them into growing back, because I know they will - it's happened before - it'll just take a while :( until then followers... I am sad :(

Has this happened to anyone else? Or is it just me?!


exhibit A!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

AMAZING facepainter woman! LOL

Hey dolls!

Ahhh - on Thursday night, me, Lisa and Robyn decided to hit Octopussy @ The Picture House (in edinburgh of course!) and it was super brill! Bouncy castles, and even a hot tub! BUT while we were dancing we noticed this woman doing facepainting so we got in line.

TBH when I saw the woman I wasn't so sure haha! She didn't look as if she was into that sort of thing- sort of scruffy - but anyway! I sat in the chair and I said "just give me anything with love hearts please" and she started tapping away on my face. It totally felt like she wasn't even doing anything but the design was just SO pretty I had to share it with you guys, and to top it off, only cost me £2!

Me posing a bit drunk ^^ sick picture but look at the design!

Lisa got a butterfly which was also pretty sweet ! (: robyn was such a looooser she didnt get one :( but honestly. If you ever find yourself in edinburgh, find this woman!


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

another new love!

Hey again... I'm on a roll today ;)

OKAY so I heard some hype around Barry M lately and if you read my posts you know my obsession with the lip paints! So when I heard about blusher I got excited. When in town with my friend Lisa (La Bonne Vie) we noticed them and went CRAZY!

The shades are VERY bright but I love that! Because of my pale skin, I chose the lightest - Pink Orchid...bearing in mind its still extremely bright! Lisa chose the next shade up.

We tested them on a night out and my oh my! Beaaaaaaautiful colours! They go on nice and smooth but it comes with a little brush...DONT use it. Please! Its a cheap and wiry brush that will give you nothing but trouble so do yourself a favour and use a soft, full blusher brush.

A few shades were running out so I think there's quite a following so if you fancy trying it, I suggest you move quickly before they're all gone ! (:

below is a picture of that night we tested the blusher (: ignore the extreme tan! haha i used the wrong shade ;)

Let me know your opinion (:



Hello my lovely followers !

Im SO majorly sorry I haven't updated this in forever, uni has been actually killing me with a lot of work and I've just been so busy.

But in all the hecticness I've rediscovered my love for a long-lost brand haha. AVON ! I was flicking through the book and realised my nails were in a sorry state! They used to be long but they were so chipped and brittle I filed them down to start again. I decided to buy Avon's Strong Results nail treatment/polish thing, £6 GBP I think?

Anyway the deal is you've to use it 1-2 times daily for a week. So far I've been using it more, just because when I get something new, I use it to death haha and actually my nails have not only got a lot stronger and less ridged, BUT they've grown so much in just a week!

It smells a bit funny and I'm not over enthusiastic about the brush either - but this is a fantastic, and cheap, addition to anyone's make up kit.

Let me know what you think loves!


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

hmm change of opinion?...

Hey dolls!

I'm starting to recover now -I'm absolutely convinced I had swine flu LOL. My doctor says different but what do they know eh ;)

ANYHOO when I first saw adverts in July '09 I think it was, for L'oreal True Match Roll On foundation I was totally intrigued! It looked so weird! SO on my lunch break I practically ran to Boots to get it. When I got there I was disappointed to only see like 4 shades? :( I'm terribly pale and all the shades seemed dark so I chose the closest match - Rose Vanilla.

I was so excited about it but when I tried it, it was a horrible orange cakey mess! So it got demoted to the back of my giant make up drawer lol.

However, recently I've been trying to wean myself off MAC Studio Fix Fluid (see review of Revlon ColorStay below) so I randomly decided to give it another go. This time I sort of applied more pressure to the roller and I was really surprised. Although it has a bit of "cakiness" and I wouldnt say it was a "day time" foundation, I was really glad I re-tried it. I wore it on a night out and it lasted the whole night without budging and the colour, when I had some light fake tan on was a near enough exact match!

SO guys, tell me what you think? Did you ever try something cos it looked weird and interesting, or changed your opinion of a product? LET ME KNOW! When i'm recovering I like reading other peoples' stories... it feeds my nosiness :D


Friday, 15 January 2010

Revlon ColorStay - my view!

I know, I know...everyone's done their own litle review of this and its a bit "late" to be bringing it up seeing as everyone knows all about it haha but I personally, haven't bothered to try it until now. The reason for this is I couldn't believe there could be a foundation that could match MAC Studio Fix Fluid which is the foundation I'm loyal to lol. However, unfortunately my MAC SFF is running low - and instead of just buying it again, I decided to try out the Revlon one.

The first thing I noticed was it was almost an exact "dupe" haha as in even the bottle was similar to MAC's. On opening it up it didn't smell like paint which was a bonus, because that's the only thing I HATE about SFF. When I first put it on - I was very impressed. Unlike MAC it wasn't very thick, and gave good coverage but I still looked dewy which I liked. Straight away I was excited about this foundation.

Unfortunately when I tried it again the next day, I noticed it kind of "sat" on my skin, looked a bit greasy and a bit "cakey"... I was so disappointed. After 10 minutes it still felt wet and looked orange. I immediately put on my MAC Studio Fix Powder to kind of mattify it and it took away the orange tinge and shine.

I've used it for the past couple of days and I will say it DOES have staying power, and doesn't wear off quickly. I would love this foundation if it dried a bit more on the skin. Using a powder on top kind of sorts this so its not THAT big a deal, but definately something that I have no problem with when using MAC.

On the whole, I think its a very good dupe, and A+ for effort! I don't personally think it's as good as MAC, but for people who break out using MAC it's a good alternative. I'll use the Revlon one until it runs out, but I'll be replacing it with MAC, and to be honest - I feel a bit dirty...like I cheated on MAC or something hahahaha.

God. You know you have MAC issues when using other brands makes you feel guilty!

Hopefully I'll recover!



anyone have any advice!?

Hello lovelies!

Is it just me, or does anyone else experience this? After I either wax or pluck in between my eyebrows (YES! not very nice but my eyes are rather close together so I get the dreaded monobrow hahaha!) I get kind of, dry and irritated skin. Sometimes I actually break out too and its getting to be a pain...

Obviously refraining from hair removal is out of the question haha but all the spot reducing, skin cleansing and moisturising products I have are GREAT on the rest of my face but this area is just always problematic. When I put foundation on it looks scaly and bumpy but just at that bit :(

anyone have any suggestions?



Wednesday, 13 January 2010

general life blog!

Hello loves!

Here's the dealio - my good friend Lisa who I met at uni has decided to make a cute little blog of her own, but just as a general life update kinda thing... like whats going on in her life, and the goal is to have a big group of people all sharing their ins and outs haha!

SO - she's just starting out and would mega appreciate it if you followed, and believe me, Lisa's life makes for interesting reading ;) haha


Lisa and I (yes! that IS pink hair, I had a moment of madness!)

thanks dolls!


tiny little rave...

Ah... I always think of things AFTER I've finished posting haha!

A few weeks ago I bought The Body Shop's Neroli Jasmin eau de toilette for I think about £8 and I had a look online and I think you can get it for about $17 in the US? I got it after my friend sprayed it and I thought it smelled sooooo good! So I popped down to my local Body Shop and now I'm hooked. My favourite perfume is CK Euphoria which I wear all the time but seeing as I use it so much I fancied a change and this was it, AND its just so cheap!

I lovelovelove it! And because it's so small it can fit in your bag no bother.

For that price and lovely smell, I urge everyone to go get some! (:


mini "drugstore" haul

Hey Guys!

Since I've been ill I've been unable to leave the house, I decided to order some stuff from Boots.com, for those outside the UK, its probably the biggest and best known drugstore that sells from Maybelline and Rimmel to Benefit and Urban Decay. Anyhoo, I love it because its just soooo convienient.

I decided to wear them and show you what they're like on, except all the lipsticks, because I got 2 and a lipgloss, so for practicality I chose one! Since it was a "natural" eye palette I decided not to wear my usual amount of eyeliner so it's a bit "nude" for my normal look, but its for the purpose of showing the eyeshadows (: And PLEASE excuse the facial expressions, I'm still getting over being sick and I am on sooo many flu tablets I'm tired all the time haha! that is NOT how i normally look! thanks guys x

Altogether I bought:

Revlon ColorStay Foundation for normal/dry skin (heard it was a MAC Studio Fix dupe and I LOVE mac so I thought i'd try it out and maybe save cash in the future)

Maybelline EyeStudio Quad in Glamourous Browns (tried it for the photo and the shadows are so smooth and quite pigmented. love it!)

Barry M Lip Paint in 101 - Marshmellow (a Barry M Lip Paint... need I say more?!)

Barry M Kohl Pencil in Gold (didn't like it as much as I thought I would... its okay)

Barry M Limited Edition Lipgloss - no colour name or anything just LE1 (smells gorgeous and is so pretty and sparkly! such a winner!)

17 Blusher in Nude (was a bit muddy at first and needed a lot of blending but good colour in the end)

17 Solo Eyeshadow in Mardi Gras (which I buy ALL the time! amazing pigment and I love the colour)

17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dare to Bare (it wasn't as *nude* as I thought it would be, but I still like it)

And finally, although I didn't buy them at Boots, I bought them today as well:

Body Shop Passion Fruit Shower Gel (smells DIVINE!)

Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick 01 (a great highlighter with a pinky undertone and smells of roses. lush!)

As I mentioned above, a few products came that wasn't what I thought it would be, for example the 17 Lipstick, it was more red based and not very nude... and I hate to say I was disapointed with the colour and texture of the Barry M Kohl pencil... has anyone ever bought something online and it wasn't the colour/quality you thought it would be.

Let me know! It just feeds my nosiness ;)


Monday, 11 January 2010

mega review! : Soap and Glory Shower House Set

Hey lovlies!

Sorry for the slow posting. This was originally going to be a YouTube video because its quicker and its more fun I suppose! But unfortunately I'm still in bed ill so i managed to drag myself out of bed to take photos of the products and write this review so here goes (:

I don't know about you, but I'm a total Soap and Glory whore! haha! I LOVE the brand and with the exception of hair stuff, the products. Anyway I know some people love it and some people hate it but I'm a devout fan, and so for xmas my boyfriend got me the "Shower House" gift box. The vintage style packaging is just the cutest ever and one of the reasons I love it so much.

Firstly, the body brush that's in the set is so cute even if it was rubbish, i'd still use it! No just kidding lol! But anyway, its great for dry body brushing to get rid of dead cells and get the blood flowing and since i've started using it in the mornings, I've noticed my skin is much smoother and fake tan goes on great!

The second thing is the little shower cap! I can't say if it keeps your hair bone dry yet, as I haven't had a chance to use it yet but it actually reminds me of those 1950's syncronised swimmers? If you know what I mean? I love that style so I think it'll be a winner for me. If you've tried it let me know if it works well, because its kind of silky and not plastic? So I don't know how well it does in water?

Okay now the "tools" are out the way, I can start on the actual products. The first is the Clean On Me shower gel. Isn't the quirky name just great? Haha I'm easily amused. Anyway this stuff smells AMAZING and it has a built in moisturiser too so its super good for your skin. You don't get as foamy a lather with this as other gels, but it makes you feel really clean and soft after using it, and I haven't had breakouts or anything so I love it. I used it the other day when I ran out of shaving foam for my legs and it was perfect too, but just for the record, I think its better to stick to shaving foam! It's also a really big bottle so I think it should last a while.

The next little bottle of loveliness is Girligo Moisturising Mist. It's supposed to be used after a shower but I tend to use it every time I feel my skin's a bit dry. Again it smells lovely and its not greasy at all. I think I'd have preferred a bigger bottle personally cos I'm greedy ;) Although I dont use it straight after I shower, I keep it in my bag when I'm out and about and use it on my elbows and hands on the go.

Righteous Butter was my favefavefave in this little set! The cream is so thick and buttery its really good for deep moisturising. Some people don't like thick creams which I can understand, but I personally love it once a week as a deep moisturiser. It can leave a bit of a greasy feeling for a bit but it eventually soaks in and if you put it on your hands, pop some cotton gloves off and go to sleep, in the morning your hands are gorgeousssssss!

The last product is the Soaper Star Body Bar. At first for some reason I thought it was a bath bomb! So being a tube, I ran a bath, got all my candles out and a book, then opened it up and realised it was soap! Gutted! Hahaa! I personally haven't used it because my skin doesnt do well with soap, it dries my skin out...but my mum used it and said it left her feeling squeaky clean and didn't make her break out or anything.

On the whole I was really really pleased with this cute set and just deepened my love for Soap and Glory! Obviously these are my opinions and people may disagree and I'm totally open to that! Everyone's different and some things that are fine for some are a skin complaint waiting to happen for others ... so tell me your experience!

Apologies for the mega post ;)


Thursday, 7 January 2010

sorry guys!

Ugh! Sorry for the severe lack of posting haha. This is just a short little thing to say that I'm completely ill, in my bed and I'm sleeping constantly :( BUT as soon as I'm better I'm planning a few more reviews and some video thingys!

Hope everyone else is fine and its not like some nationwide bug! (my parents are ill too :( )

Peace out!


Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Hey guys! As the picture shows, I now have dark hair! haha AND I think it sums up the state of me on new year!

Anyhow I just wanted to take the time to say thanks to everyone "following" me so far, and say a very happy new year! I hope 2010 is fabulous for everyone!

I think to have resolutions is quite important and I did actually meet all last years resolutions bar one haha so here are mines:

1. Lose the weight I've put on since starting uni and get on a healthy eating plan. That also means less alcohol and chocolate, and more salads :( my exercise is pretty okay cos I'm a cheerleader but I'll maybe include a mid-week run :)

2. Go for 1st Place at the Scotcheer Nationals (we came 2nd at the last scotcheer!)

3. Try to be less self conscious and care less about what people think. I have a crippling fear of not being liked haha so I'm going to try and get over that.

4. Actually study more at uni and not go to as many parties!

5. Get over the things and people that have hurt me lots in 2009, which has been one of the hardest years of my life... and fully enjoy every minute of 2010!

what are your resolutions?