Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Short of Cash?

Need a beauty fix? Then check out your local library. I did and here are my first 2 books.

First of all I got The Body Shop Book. This was published in 1994 so it is quite dated and it turns out that I already own a copy of this!! Oops! I do this all the time so I am glad this time that it's not a repurchase but only a borrowing:) Phew!
It's a lovely book, set out in 10 chapters covering lots of skin, hair and makeup advice. I haven't read through it again yet but I'm off to bed shortly to do just that:)

Secondly I got the book Face Up by Ruby and Millie. This was published in 2000 so still somewhat dated. It is a very basic book and I am glad that I didn't spend any money on it. However it is a nice read and would be useful to the beginner. In my opinion it would have been better with lots more photos and lots more make up looks.
I now have on order some Kevyn Aucoin books. Looking forward to those. Oh and by the way I do already own an Aucoin book but I haven't ordered that one lol (apart from the fact that that one is very hard to come by these days and the library don't have a copy).
Have you any good make up books to recommend to me?

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


This is my FOTD using my new Sleek Graphite palette. My first thoughts are "Wow" at the pigmentation. I did suffer from a bit of fallout. The shadows are really easy to blend as well. All in all I am impressed with Sleek. I need to try more:)
I have a tutorial of this look coming up on YouTube soon so keep an eye out for that:)

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Recent Mac Purchases

As promised here are my most recent purchases from Mac:)
From left to right we have Dazzleglass Creme in Perfectly Unordinary, Bare Canvas Paint, Cleanse Off Oil, Nude Rose Lustre Lipstick form the D squared collection.
In the front is Lip Liner in Stone and a 109 brush.
Impressions so far of my purchases are:
Perfectly Unordinary is beautiful. Very subtle and a great lip gloss for every day wear. Bare Canvas paint has not been tried yet, neither has the Cleanse Off Oil. The Nude Rose lippie is gorgeous but very like Hue in my opinion. Hue is one of my favourite lipsticks of all time so this is not a problem for me. The lip liner in Stone is a lot more brown toned than I imagined. I bought this because so many YT gurus said it's great for making your lips look bigger. I have resisted buying this for a long time but finally caved. Lastly the 109 brush is as yet unused.
Have you tried any of these?

Saturday, 14 November 2009

A New Addition......

.....to my blusher palette:)

My new baby is on the bottom right. It's Coygirl from Mac and I have been after this for a while but every time I have tried to order it it was out of stock. I am now in love with this and it was worth waiting for:) There is no point of me trying to do swatch pics as I need a much better camera. I am currently working between my phone camera and a really old Fuji camera. I would love a better camera but I need to save a few pennies first lol!
Finally just in case you are interested here is the line up of my other babies starting at the top left:
Dollymix, Pink Swoon, Empty space
Well Dressed, Tenderling, Coygirl
I have also got Pinch 'o Peach which I love and needs to be depotted. It will finish off this palette nicely. It is my oldest blusher from Mac and the first one I ever bought (it's years old lol). I just need to get off my backside and have a mammoth depotting session:)
I have a few more Mac purchases appearing in a post tomorrow:)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Free Nails Inc Nail Polish

December's issue of Glamour Magazine has a free Nails Inc Nail Polish with it. As far as I can tell there are 4 different colours. I spotted this in Tesco today and they only had one choice of colour there. Luckily for me it's exactly the kind of colour I'm loving at the minute:) The colour is Elizabeth Street. The magazine costs £2 and the polish is worth £10.50 so definitely worth picking up for the nail polish. I may pick up another colour if I see it. I have been known to visit several shops when I'm on a mission to collect certain freebies *blushes*.
Glamour is a magazine I would by quite often anyway so it's impossible to resist when it has freebies lol:)

I have never tried any Nails Inc products so I'm looking forward to trying this polish:) Have you ever used their polishes before? Do you like them?

Saturday, 7 November 2009

At Last!!

Finally I have managed to get my hands on some Sleek palettes:) Hooray!! I have been after the original palette for ages but every time I go into the Superdrug which stocks them they have always been pawed over by the world and it's wife. Apart from being gross **yuck** it's really annoying that I haven't been able to pick one up which is in a usable condition.
However that problem seems to have gone. Sleek is now being stocked in another Superdrug (the one in Castle Court for anyone near by) and they seem to be keeping them sealed (hooray for sellotape!). I only know this second hand at the minute though as I rarely go into Belfast and as my mum goes in regularly I asked her to see if she had any better luck than me. Thanks Mum:)
So today I got my 2 beautifully sealed and untouched by Joe Public Sleek palettes. The one on the left is Graphite and the one on the right is the Original. I can't wait to play with these babies lol:) They are great value at under a fiver each. Each palette has 12 eyeshadows inside. If they are as good as all the reports I have heard then these bad boys are a total steal:)
Have you tried Sleek palettes? Are you a fan?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Pet Peeves

I thought I'd do a post on they types of product that annoy me. Not because they are rubbish (that is a whole other story) but just because they have something about them that annoys me. Probably irrationally but anyway:)

The first type of product that makes it's way into my most annoying list is little pots of stuff. Especially lip balm. I love these products but they really annoy me when my nails become too long to dip into the pot. I hate it when my nail becomes clogged up with the product and I also hate how the product looks when I use my nail the other way round (told you it was irrational didn't I lol).

Next up is oil and water products that have to be shaken before use. The reason they annoy me is that I don't really see the point. The product usually has began to separate again before I am finished which means I have to shake again. I am also convinced that the water part gets used up quicker than the oil part because it's at the top of the bottle (yes another irrational reason lol).

I have pictured the Boots Botanics Eye Make Up Remover because I thought it was worthy of a mention here. Despite the fact that this product annoys me it does do a brilliant job at removing all my eye make up and it's cheap. I will repurchase it and learn to live with my little annoyances:)

What type of products annoy you?


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