Friday, 24 August 2012

If The Shoe Fits...

I didn't intend to buy them, I didn't plan on wearing them a lot and I certainly didn't need them. But I still bought them .

I'm sure every girl has been in a similar situation. Luckily for me, it wasn't an expensive one. Here's the story, I'll try to keep it short.

I first saw this wonderful pair of shoes on a blog, can't remember which, but I liked them a lot. Then I discovered they were from Primark, not some irritatingly expensive shop. So I set off on my quest to get them, to find them at only £16.00! But not in my size... I was heartbroken.

A month later I was out shopping with a few friends and we went into Primark, by this time I'd completely forgotten about the shoes. However, I walked past the shoes and saw one lonely pair on the stand so I pointed them out to my friend and told her how much I liked them. She picked them up and said "buy them then, they're only £6". I held my breath as I looked at the label, they were IN MY SIZE. Best. Day. Ever. The only pair in the shop as well, lucky or what?

So happy.

Monday, 20 August 2012

L'Oreal Miss Candy Manicure

I was recently inspired by this makeup advertisement from L'Oreal. It's for their Miss Candy collection, and features fun pastel colours. The part that interested me was the nail polish look on some of the posters. Here's a picture, and my attempt at re-creating this look (I warn you, it is not that great).

 I think the name for this look is a 'half-moon manicure' and I've always liked them but this colour combination is so pretty! I thought I'd just try out the technique for myself, but I couldn't do it as well, especially seeing as it wasn't on false nails.

In my opinion, this isn't that bad, from a distance it looks quite neat and pretty. However up close you can see that it's not like that at all! I used sticky tape circles to do it, but even after getting rid of a lot of stickiness, the circles still took off some of the paint.

This is only a first attempt, I'll be trying this again, with other colours and techniques until I can perfect it(: x

Monday, 13 August 2012

Review: MUA Lipsticks

I don't how many other girls that read this will relate, but I'm sure some of you will(: I'm 15, I don't have a job, and I don't have an allowance. So naturally, I don't have much money to spend on makeup, especially if it isn't a necessity like a new lipstick or an eyeshadow. Because of this, if I come across any cheap makeup, I often try it out, and more than once have ended up going back and purchasing multiple products from that brand.

So today I would like to tell you about MUA - which stands for 'Make-Up Academy'. I have two of their lipsticks that I've been testing, which cost just £1 each, like a lot of their other products. Granted, it's a total steal for a lipstick, but we're all dubious about super inexpensive makeup, right?

Juicy - I'll be honest, I did not like this colour at all when I first put it on my lips. It was too bright and looked ridiculous, but I did try it on again recently but with a light pink lipgloss over the top, and let me tell you, it made a world of difference! I don't know why but the colour instantly became more wearable once it was dulled down a little, so after a little experimenting, I realised I do really like this colour.
Bare - The picture above isn't completely true to colour, on the lips, bare is a dark nude colour. I love it a lot and it literally goes with any makeup and any outfit!

There are a few negatives with these lipsticks, but I expected that. After long periods of time, they can become a little drying, and the do smudge/feather. I tried a lip liner underneath, and it helped it stay on longer, but still not that long... unless you take it with you for touch-ups(:

Overall, I do like this product, and for £1, they're perfect for experimenting with new shades or just chucking in a bag before a day out. I totally recommend you check it out, MUA is sold in most Superdrugs.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Small Beauty Haul

Here are a few things that I have picked up on a recent shopping trip, it's not a lot, and I decided to write this post 2 weeks after purchasing these items so that I had the chance to use them first before making a judgement(: Let me know if you have any of the products below, and what you think of them:D x

Collection 2000 Lipstick - Sugar Pink
 I was dubious about this lipstick when I first bought it, mainly because it was pretty cheap and I've had bad experiences with inexpensive makeup. Also I don't like the packaging of this at all, it looks tacky and cheap. However, the actual product is pretty good. I really like the colour, a nice bright pink with a hint of shimmer, it also lasts quite a long time and doesn't dry out your lips. Overall, I'd give it a 7/10.

Miss Sporty Nail Polish - Pop Fiction
 Now this is the product that I was most excited about! I shouldn't really buy any more nail polish but I love love love this colour, it's a gorgeous electric blue and I just couldn't resist. It was pretty inexpensive but again, suprisingly good quality, taking only 2 coats to get the colour opaque. I would really recommend this product, as long as you like bright nail polish!

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Lip Treatmeant
 So recently I've had a major problem with chapped lips. I don't know what caused it but I was trying all my lip balms but nothing was getting rid of it. I bought this lip treatment because my mum recommended it, and it really really worked! It got rid of the soreness, the redness and the peeling skin (bleurgh, gross I know!) within a week of using it. It also felt really nice on and didn't affect application of lipstick/lipgloss.

Simple - Facial Toner
 I never used to use toner, but I'd heard that it was a good idea, so I thought I'd try it. As you can kind of tell from the picture, I've used over a quarter of the bottle already, and I really like it! It feels great on my skin, it is very gentle but I feels like it does make a difference. My skin feels smoother and looks more radiant - plus I've not had a single spot/blemish since using it!
17 Eyeshadow - Broken Hearted
I originally just wanted a silver eyeshadow when I went to buy this, but ended up finding this trio. The silver in it is just what I wanted, but I also really like the dark green colour. It was pretty cheap but the colours seem very pigmented and shimmery. I didn't look at the other colours there but I'm pretty sure that I will!