28 October 2010

love mac and lush?....

If you love lush and mac you have to po over to coffee and roses blog and enter her give away!she is giving away lush snow fairy plus a mac lipstick or your choice! great giveaway!

True blue spa- look ma new hands

I really need to start looking after my hands more and using cream or they are going to age way before there time.I have my hands in water so much these days.
I did buy a good hand cream a few months ago thinking i would put it on after id had my hands in water everyday and keep them looking moisturised....well it may have lasted a few days and i started to forget.
I am going to get that back out and start using it again...i need to.

Anyway i won this in a giveaway from lora and it always leaves my hands feeling and smelling great.
I have been enjoying using it and thought i would share it with you.
I have a feeling this isn't a product from the uk so im not sure if we can order online from bath and body works and get it sent over?im hoping so as she also sent some anti bacterial cleansing hand gel in warm vanilla sugar and it smells amazing! If not im hoping i can find away to get hold of them maybe ebay?

Look ma new hands
softening hand lotion with paraffin..
'Paraffin locks in essential moisture to keep skin soft, smooth and super protected.'

The smell of this hand cream is a really nice citrus sent and it doesn't just disappear straight away it keeps your hands smelling great for ages.
I like to put on generous amount and some gloves and leave it for a few hours when i feel i need a bit of extra care.
Or if its through the day just rub some through my hands like any other hand cream and it leaves them feeling great.
If you can get your hands on this i would definitely recommend getting it.

 



Laura xXx

27 October 2010

Mac Viva glam gaga

Why is it that its always the spontaneous buys that you seem to love more than something you been wanting for ages?

I have known about and seen this lipstick many times but to be honest it wasn't one of them that automatically went on my wish this. I have no idea why its just never stuck in my mind, until maybe 2weeks ago when i realised how gorgeous it was and had to get it!Ive always been a nude lipstick lover but recently I've been liking the pinks i have wanted st germain for a long time and picked this one up at the same time spontaneously and now i actually think i will end up wearing this the most.
I love the finish of it.
Viva glam gaga is a luster with a blue undertone and ive always tryed to stay away from then as i have seen so many reviews saying that they don't have much colour pay of. I think this is the exception, it has great pigmentation and a lovely colour pay of.

Another great thing about this lipstick as im sure you all know is that the proceeds go to charity to help people with HIV/AIDS.
A new lipstick plus helping a charity?
Why wouldn't you? :)


 

Gaga on the bottom shown with saint germain.
Gaga & Saint germain

LauraxXx

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Barry m Dusky mauve

I first saw this colour online when i was ordering the nail effects and i dint rush for it straight away as i just thought it was another plain brown colour so i decided to to wait. Then while shopping a few days ago i was having a look at the collection (as usual) and spotted it straight away, i thought it had a slight purple under tone but nothing like this.It has a gorgeous purple shimmer to it that looks really pretty when the light catches it and its sort of changes colour.I have seen a few post about it on blog but never noticed the purple stand out, maybe it was the lighting as in darker light you cant see the shimmer as much.
This is definitely another lovely Barry m colour.



You can see the gorgeous shimmer at the top of the bottle :)




Laura xXx

26 October 2010

Benefit 10

I have been using everyday since i got its one of my must haves at the minute.
Id been wanting to try a new bronzer for a while as i started to feel the st tropez on i was using was starting to look a bit orangey maybe a little bit to dark for me right now.
I think is gives a great contour colour and along with the highlighter i think it gives a great healthy glow.
It has a really nice soft satiny feel to it which is always a plus.
Applying both products at the same time is a great time saver too as im always in such a rush getting ready on a morning.








LauraxXx

25 October 2010

Mac Saint germain

Finally got Saint germain and i love it :)
Saint germain is a clean pastel pink with blue undertones.
I find it very moisturising and that the colour last a really long time.
I have seen so many reviews saying that its not wearable but i think it is,if you don't want it to be so bright just dab it on then the colour is great for the day time.






I thought id swatch it next to viva glam gaga as ive seen it compared to it a few times.Also if you have gaga you kind of get an idea of what its like .
Saint germain is on top and gaga on the bottom


Next to each other they do look pretty similar although on Saint germain does stand out more.

23 October 2010

OOTD...


Quick OOTD took advantage of the full length mirror while shopping :)



Top- Top shop
Jeans-River island
Bag-Chloe ( mum bought me for my birthday a few years ago)
Bracelets-Primark & bottom one is from the shop i used to work at.

Laura xXx

21 October 2010

Would you like to feature on my blog?WEEK 6 chloe

 About chloe


My name is Chloe, and I'm 16. I have just started college, and I'm taking English Language and Literature, Media Studies, Psychology and Photography. I got into blogging from YouTube, I had watched videos for well over a year, then I noticed a lot of Youtubers had blogs, and I discovered this whole community. I am so grateful for all the followers I have and get. It makes my day when the number goes up :)


Questions
 
1. Whats your top 5 must have beauty items?
Concealer - I have hereditary dark circles, and I'd die without it aha
Mascara - I love how a tiny bit of mascara brightens up your eyes so much. My favourite mascara isMaybelline Collosal.
Blush - I'm very pale, so it always helps to have a flush of colour in my cheeks :)
Eyeliner - I usually do a thick-ish line at the top, I love the 1920's winged eyeliner look :)

2.What things do you use everyday with out fail?Concealer, Mascara and Blush

3.Whats your favourite makeup brand?I've always loved Rimmel, but Maybelline is pretty good too :)

4.I love fake tan, whats your favourite brand (if you wear it) and why?
I only got into fake tan this summer, and I'm not that good, but I invested in StMoriz mousse and spray, and for the price its pretty good :)

5.What has been your favourite nail colour/brand for this season? Ahh it's got to be Barry M. As for the colour, I like to chop and change because I get bored, so it's not always necessarily an in-season colour.

6.How would you describe your fashion style?
Ordinary? haha, I'm a tshirt/jeans/cardi girl, occassionally delving into skirts but I do love my cardigans. Pretty much all of my wardrobe is Primark, but I also like to accessorise with statement earrings and necklaces, because sometimes jewellery really makes an outfit.

7.Which celebritys style do you love?
I love Fearne Cotton, although I wouldn't wear her edgy, rocky look, I think it looks great on her. I also love Frankie from the Saturdays, she is often snapped in magazines wearing high street clothes.

8.What has been your favourite beauty or fashion trend this season?
I loveeee military. I'm not a big khaki green fan, but I've seen some really nice stuff with that colour. I love the military boots that they are doing in Primark, I definately have to get my hands on a pair of those!

9. What are 3 random facts about you?
I'm asthmatic - I found out on a cruise when I was 2.
I only had my ears pierced a year and a half ago. I have a ridiculously weak pain barrier, I nearly fainted, but I must admit I'm so glad I was brave!
I played the violin for 2 years when I was 10.

What you can expect to see on chloes blog :)
 
Expect quite alot of NOTD's. They're such easy posts to do, quick and simple. Also, I love hauls, so I will do my best to do regular haul posts. And of course, any requests are more than welcome.


Dark to light barry m = Eyeko Posh


This may seem a bit obvious to some people, but I have honestly never thought of mixing polishes together . I saw a post on Nicola's blog mixing lipsticks (you can see her post >here<), so when I was thinking about painting my nails with mushroom I had a lightbulb moment. I am a big fan of grieges, not so much on me, but definitely on other people. I swatched mushroom and found it far too dark. It didn’t go with my skin tone at all. But after mixing it with white to make a lighter version, I’m in love. I do find this looks best on short square nails, although I’m sure people will be able to pull it off otherwise.




You will need:
* A polish of your choice (I'm using Barry M Mushroom)
* A white nail polish
* A clear nail polish (optional)
* A container to mix your polishes in
Start with your white polish. Pour 5 drops into a container that you don’t mind throwing away (I’m using a takeaway tub). The ratio of white to colour was 5:4, but obviously you can go as light as you want.
Pour 4 drops onto the white, and mix with the mushroom or darker colour brush.



Add more to make it darker/lighter according to you. You can add some unwanted clear polish to make the consistency thinner if you are having trouble.




*The ratio I used was able to paint my two hands. You have to work quickly as it will dry. Alternatively, half the ratio and do one hand at a time*



Although, I don't own Eyeko Posh, from pictures, I think it's incredibly similar :)
This can apply to any darker nail varnishes you want to make lighter. Experiment!
Unless you like the colour, you can mix it all, and bottle it, but that sounds like too much hard work for me :P

Thank you so much for reading please comment, check out the rest of not fromconcentrate and follow!! Also if you would like to be featured leave a comment below with your email address Thanks :)

LauraXxx


 If you have already emailed me your feature but it has not yet been posted please dont think i have forgotten about you, i got sent quite a few and am working my way through.All features will be posted.








Lush haul...

I was looking on the lush website on friday night and decided to order a few bits from the christmas collection.I have never used any of these before wanted to go for all new things that i havent tryed so i will put the description lush give on there site, then when ive used them let you know what i think :).



THE BOOGG £2.25

LUSH say...

'The Böögg was inspired by a Swiss tradition of building an effigy of a snowman. They fill its head with fireworks, hoist it onto a bonfire and wait to see how long it takes for its poor little head to go BOOM.'

'Although this seems like snowman-related barbarism, the Lush version is quite different, though no less explosive.'

'Our snowman is another colour-changing ballistic, with 'fireworks' made of a combination of Bubble Bar and Bath Ballistic mixture that create slowly fizzing froth and explode out the snowman's head.'

'Armoise oil adds a herbal, fresh, green note to perfumery blends'
Mine got a bit broken in the post :(

CINDERS £1.95
'Once upon a time, it seems like everyone fell in love with Cinders last year, so we had to invite her back for Christmas. Bathing with Cinders is like falling asleep in front of a log fire and hearing the crackling embers as the snow falls down

Almond essential oil comes from processing the kernels of bitter almonds and apricots

Warming cinnamon, refreshing sweet orange and almond essential oils will make your day every time you have a bath. Use with Glögg shower gel for a warming bath-time cocktail that will feel like the cold is far, far away

Cinnamon leaf oil is a warming, spicy oil. It's well suited to warming the body in winter.'

This has a very strong cinnamon smell!


SO WHITE £1.80

'So White was one of our first bubbling ballistics created by Jack. This tempting, white, apple-scented ballistic has grated Bubble Bar to create a frothy carpet of white snow on the water as it fizzes down slowly

Bergamot and neroli oils are refreshing citrus oils that instantly make you feel uplifted

Simon worked hard to perfect an apple fragrance - there's no such thing as an apple essential oil, you see - but he nailed it in So White.'

This one to me smells kinda like maybe clean linen but VERY stong :/



ANGELS DELIGHT £2.35
'This vibrant pink soap has been around for a few Christmases now, and it just keeps getting better with age. Since it's visit to earth last Christmas, we've refined our palm-free base and made a few adjustments; the results are heavenly

Tangerine and sweet orange oils add a sweetness to the fragrance blend, which creates a sweet jelly bean scent when combined with blackcurrant

This year, the jelly bean fragrance is even more intense, with hints of blackcurrant to make your hands and body smell like a cross between a confectioner's shop and a bowl full of berries'

I was kind of dissapointed when i opened this one as it is nothing like it looks on the picture! Just a plain pink slab of soap when the picture show is a pretty pick with gold and different coloured stars and shapes.
It does smell nice but i wish id got some other bath bombs instead. 


SNOW GLODE £1.95
'This soap goes perfectly in a bath cocktail with Uluru, Avobath or You've Been Mangoed to shake the cobwebs off your tired brain

The Snow Globe is sure to be a favourite when winter comes. The whole cake looks a beautifully serene snow globe with dots of white 'snow' throughout. It's a loving nod to a more traditional Christmas this year

Although this is a refreshing citrus soap, it has a different blend of sharper citrus oils to give you an invigorating wash morning or night. We've used organic lemon myrtle for a fresh, slightly herbal citrus note, and lemongrass to complement the fragrance

Lemon myrtle contains over 90% citral and therefore makes a good substitute for lemon in cooking where the acidity of the fruit would affect the result. Its scent is refreshing and herbal.'



                                                       SUGAR PLUM FAIRY £1.95

'Our newest scrubber was inspired by the Tchaikovsky ballet. When Helen was inventing, she thought that plum kernel oil would work a treat because it moisturises the skin and makes it feel silky smooth and adds an almondy scent to the product

The high oleic acid content of plum kernel oil is suited for lip balms, massage products and other cosmetics for dry skins. It has a nutty, plum-like aroma and is deeply moisturising

We've used Fairtrade British sugar to scrub away rough skin in winter, which will make your body soft as a baby's. The fairy scrub has the same fragrance as the popular Fairy Jasmine and Christmas Carol Bath Ballistics from yesteryear, with a fruity, marzipan twist.'



These are making my room smell so good i cant wait to use them and let you know what i think of them. Have you used these before?
What did you think?

20 October 2010

My week in pictures..

 So i thought id give this ago fun way to show you what I've been up to with some none beauty/blog related things ...just normal everyday life.

Ive seen a few bloggers doing these post and i love looking at them.

When i sat down to do this post i realised i hadn't got as many pics as i thought and the one i did get arnt so good.

I always forget to pick up my camera so some have been taken on my phone and arnt do good :( .

But im sure ill get better :) .. here's week 1...

















1.My first giveaway started this week! go enter here!!

2.My dog bella is getting so huge now!!

3.Lush things came YAYY. Il do a separate post on them soon.

4. SHAYTARDS! If you have never seen these go check them out on youtube!

5.Shopping with my boys and sister.I have an after picture of them both asleep so cute.

6.Eyeko things came that i ordered for my sister.

7&8. My two rabbits that when to a new home 2 days ago.They've gone to a great home with children to give them lots of attention, but i am so sad now really regretting letting them go but i had no choice because jason told the person before i could tell him i didn't want them gone and the children that were taking them were so excited :(.
 I had them 2 nearly 3 years top one is paddy bottom is max :).

19 October 2010

50 questions

50 Questions ..
Where were you 3 hours ago?...At home.

Who are you in love with?... My mister and my two baby boys.

Have you ever eaten a crayon? ... Urmmm nope

Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?... Nopeee :(

When is the last time you went to the mall? ...  Earlyer today.

Are you wearing socks right now? ...yes...its freezing!!

Does your family have a car worth over £2,000?... Yes

When was the last time you drove out of town? ...This morning

Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?... Nope

Are you hot? ...No Cold

What was the last thing you had to drink?... Water

What are you wearing right now?...leggings, vest, off the shoulder top, scarf, uggs.

Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?.. car wash

Last food that you ate? crackers with philidephia

Where were you last week at this time?  probably were i am now...at the computer lol

Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?..yeah some jeans.

When is the last time you ran? urmmmmm...

What's the last sporting event you watched? carnt remember

What is your favorite animal?... dogs :)

Have you been in love?... Yes

Your dream vacation? ...Anywhere hot and quiet

Last person's house you were in? ..my mums

Worst injury you've ever had?... I broke my arm when i was younger

Do you miss anyone right now? my mister , hes at work

Last play you saw?  ..not sure

What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?...Eye contact

What are your plans for tonight?.. blog blog blog..

Who is the last person you sent a My Space message or comment?.. i don't use my space anymore

Next trip you are going to take? ..Hopefully back to isle of wight
Ever go to camp?.. No


Were you an honor roll student in school? ..Nope
What do you want to know about the future? humm hard one in a way everything, but that could be a bad thing sooo...live everyday as it comes its the best way.

Are you wearing any perfume or cologne..? yes vera wang princess

Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit? ..No

Where is your best friend? ...At her house.

How is your best friend?.. Great

Do you have a tan?... I have a fake tan :)

What are you listening to right now? ..TV

Do you collect anything?....Nail varnish

Who is the biggest gossiper you know? .. my friend kate is the biggest gossiper EVER!!

Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? ..Never have ..thank god id poop my self lol

Have you ever drank your soda from a straw...? Yep

What does your last text message say?... Does jasons mum what a moses basket?

Do you like hot sauce?...think so :/
Last time you took a shower? ..This morning

Do you need to do laundry?...yes :(

What is your heritage?... British

Are you someone's best friend?... Yes

Are you rich?... Nope :(

What were you doing at 12AM last night?..Sleeping :D

                                                              Laura XxX

16 October 2010

Loving furry lace boots

I am loving the new furry lace boots. They look (& feel) so comfy and warm for winter. Im definitly wanting to get me some!
I tryed some shoes with fur inside yesterday in river island and oh myyy are they comfy.



top shop 95.00

Miss selfridge 69.00

Miss selfridge 70.00

asos 70.00

River island 39.99

What do you think of the fur/lace?

Laura xXx
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