Sunday, 31 October 2010

Outfit of the Day

Here's a quick ootd post as it's been quite a while since I've done one. Yesterday I was wearing:

Tunic top from Next (last year)
Cardigan from Marks and Spencer (also last year)
Black leggings from Next
Black boots from Next (current)

I only got the boots the day before yesterday and it is love!! They are so comfy, and I can walk in them!! I wanted boots with a bit of a heel this year. A break from the norm!!

Here's a close up of my new love:

And a side shot:

All the better to see the heel with:)

Have a great rest of weekend:) xx

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Six Times is a Habit

I read somewhere once that you only have to do something six times for it to become a habit.  I for one believe this to be true.  Last year I religiously moisturised my body after every shower.  It was definitely a good habit to be in and my skin thanked me for it.

However, the flip side of this coin is that it only takes you to stop doing something 6 times for that to become the habit.  Over the summer I became very lazy about body moisturisation.  I don't know why, as it's so much easier to do when the weather is warmer and you're not freezing when you step out of the shower.  I can only put it down to laziness.

Now though my skin is becoming very dry again and we are definitely in dry, flaky skin kind of weather.

Today I bought this:

It's the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Body Treatment.  It sounded just up my street and exactly what my skin ordered.  Plus, there is nothing like a brand spanking new product to help form new habits, right?

What it says on the info:

"A fast absorbing moisturising treatment for the body.
  • Saturates deeply and moisturises intensely
  • Reverses skin dryness and flaking
To use: apply generously on body.
Clinically and dermatologist tested."

Sounds just the job for my dry skin and I have already applied my first application post shower.  Only five more times to go for my old habit to be reinstated!!

What good beauty habits would you like to start?

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Mac Mineralised Products - How I Hate Thee

These products are just too damned delicate to have any lasting power. I am almost afraid to use them now for fear of breakage. Take a look at what happened to my Fresh Green Mix mineralize eye shadow. It's so sad:(

And tonight I dropped my Pleasantry Mineralize Blusher. Although you can't tell from the picture, it is sounding really rattly now.

I have actually stopped buying this kind of product now as a clumsy person like me can't get any sort of decent lifespan out of them. I am just awaiting the demise of the rest of my collection.

What mineralised products have you broken?

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Estee Lauder Makeup Artists Professional Colour Collection Unboxing and Haul

Just me unboxing the new Makeup Artists Professional Colour Collection from Estee Lauder.  A definite bargain and one that is sure to fly off the shelves like hotcakes!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Aluminium Free Deodorant - Breast Cancer Awareness

My latest Youtube video is about the pros and cons of using aluminium free deodorant and I have found one that works reasonably well and is streets ahead of its rivals in terms of stopping the pong!!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Nails of the Day

Today I'm sporting OPI's Significant Other Colour on my nails. I have to say that I was disappointed by the intensity of the polish. I had expected it to be darker, judging by how it looks in the bottle.

However, it is still a beautiful colour, even if not as intense as it looks in the bottle. It's perfect for every day use. It's a beautiful pale purple colour with a hint of shimmer running through it. It applies really well. Not too thin, not too thick and definitely not streaky like other polishes I have been trying of late.

I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of this one:)

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Friday, 1 October 2010

Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Elizabeth Hurley Lip Gloss Collection and Swatches

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought it would be a nice idea/good excuse to buy some of the Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection.  I decided on the lipgloss collection first and I may go back later on in the month and get the lipstick collection.

These sets cost £25 and £7.50 of that will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The set comes with 2 double ended lipglosses, giving you 4 lipglosses in total and they come in a really cute little clutch bag/purse.  From pictures I had seen of the clutch I had imagined it to be rigid but it's actually soft and is really pretty.

The lip glosses are quite thick in texture and you don't need to apply much to get a good coverage.

I have swatched them for you so that you can get a better idea.  This is my first attempt at posting swatches as I've never had a camera before that was up to the job, however I think my iPhone 4 is.

The colours are swatched in the same order as they appear in the first picture.

They are from top left Brazen Berry (shine),
Extravagant pink (shimmer), Nude Rose (shine) and Rock Candy (shimmer). 

As you can see they are all beautiful and wearable colours and as they are for a worthy cause they are definitely worth picking up.  They are limited edition and are available on Estee Lauder counters in October.

I purchased these myself, with my own money.

Are you going to get anything from this collection?


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