Monday, 30 May 2011

#108 -- Blog of the Month Award!

Blog of the Month: May

Name: Emma Louise.
Link: From Fallen Angel to Yummy Mummy.

1. Why have you chosen this blog?
I have chosen Emma Louise's blog because of the way she writes, her writing makes me want to keep reading. I enjoy the way she'll talk about anything in an open and honest way.

2. What does this person blog about?
Emma Louise blog about various things, matters close to her heart, her gorgeous son Cameron, life updates, beauty products, fashion, hosts giveaways etc.

3. What are your favorite types of blogs from this person?
My favorite blogs of her have to be her honest posts about her life and Cameron.

#107 -- NOTD

Base Colour: Barry M -- Pink Flamingo
Barry M Crackle Top Coat - White Frost


#107 -- Haul and Swatches

I'm back for blogging now, I have been busy for the last two weeks having exams, went to a friends wedding, had my mam's 40th birthday, time with friends and the boyfriend, having full days spent at College doing work and treatments and also doing a few treatments at other peoples houses for a bit of extra money as well. I am going to try and blog at least once or twice a week from now on.

I have decided to show you a few bits and bobs I've bought over the past two weeks.
After reading a lot about MUA products and trying one of the lipsticks I bought a few of the eyeshadows to try out as I have heard good things about them, and for £1.00 each you can't really go wrong.
I got shade 2 (top), 17 (left) and 11 (right).
These don't have names which really confuses me! But I went for neutral tones to create a day time smokey eye look with.
Here are some swatches of the eyeshadows on the back of my hand.
Shade 2 and 11 are pearl and shade 17 is matte. These are very pigmented and easy to work with for £1.00. Definitely worth buying. These are available from Superdrug.

Next up some Avon Matte Nail Polishes, these were pricey at £6.00 but I got them on a 2 for £8.00 deal.
On the picture of the bottles there is Violetta (left) and Inky Blue (right), and on the swatch picture they are the other way around. I have to say I am not much of  fan of these when they are matte I much prefer shiney nail polishes. And if you don't use a base coat they DO stain your nails, it took me forever to get Violetta off my nails, and they chip really easily too!
Worth £6.00? Not at all! You can purchase these and other colours from Avon.

Next up is 17 cosmetics' crackle top coat. This one was £3.99 and I got it to try it out as I have tried most of the other crackle coats. This one is Gold, the only one I have seen in Gold.
 Here it is swatched over Rimmel Purple Reign. I actually really like this and the way it has cracked to show glimmers of colour, it definitely works best over darker colours such as this one.
For £3.99 it is worth a shot! You can get this from Boots.

Next up is two products by Rimmel, I love Rimmel as a cosmetic brand especially the foundations as I find them easy to work with and the tones are always good for my skin tone. 
First is the Hide the Blemish Concealer in Ivory 001, my mam uses this and loves it so I thought I would try it out as I was looking for a good cover up and it does the job well, you can see it swatched above my MUA eyeshadows.
 This was £4.49, very good in my opinion for a great product like this. I got it whilst the 3 for 2 offer was on in Boots. 
The next Rimmel product is the new Day 2 Night mascara which has two wands one for volume on a night time and one for length on the day time. I got this as I wanted to try it as soon as I saw it.
I got it in Black, you can also get in Brown and Brown/Black I believe. It definitely does the job well. I got this in Tesco for £5.99, it is usually £7.99 but is currently £2 off in Tesco and Superdrug. 

I hope you enjoyed my haul and swatch post.

Monday, 16 May 2011

#106 -- NOTW!

I haven't been on here for a while, well I have noseying at other blogs, but not posted for over a week, oops!
All I seem to do at the minute is nail posts, I hope that will all change soon :).

Here's my nails of the week!

Barry M Limited Edition (that's its name!) but its a really beautiful colour, definitely a fave of mine!
The glitter top coat is OPI - Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection, a stunning pink glitter :).
Love them!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

#105 -- Models Own and W7!

I have gotten 3 new crack polishes over the last week so I thought I would show you all how they look over some polishes.

First up the Models Own Smash-Up polishes, they are available in 9 colours and I currently only have the 2 that are available in Boots, the rest are online. I am a big lover of Models Own polishes and their colours always hit the spot, they have a wide range, they are always vibrant and at £5.00 each they aren't badly priced either. I usually get them when they are on a 3 for 2 offer or something.

These are swatched over Models Own - Sophie's Pink which is a favorite pink of mine!!

w7 who now have a range of cosmetics available in New Look stores and online have also brought out crackle polishes. They currently only have 3, as my friend works there she got me the Earthquake Silver one. These are £3.50 each and work as well as all other crackle polishes, equally as vibrant and I will definitely be looking at some of the regular colours to have a go of, the bottle shape is the same as OPI.

Here is Earthquake Silver over Barry M Pink Flamingo! Another favorite of mine!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

#104 -- I'm a winner!

A few weeks ago I won the Parfums Love competition held on my gorgeous friend Rachel Crawford's blog and today my prize arrived. I am definitely a very lucky lady and it arrived in a huuuuge cardboard box, and was so nicely packaged in a gift bag with a little well done note for me, how thoughtful!

How cute?

My prizes :).
I got a body butter, shower gel, perfume, lip balms and body sprays...I am in heaven, they smell beautiful!
Thank you to Parfums Love and to Rachel :) x

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

#103 -- And the winner is...

I have used a video this time to draw my winners name so you can see the fruit machine picking my winner.
I haven't spoke on the video, because I am too shy lol!

Well Done!

I will e-mail the winner soon to let them know :).

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

#102 -- Mini Haul!

So tonight I went to the Metro Center just for a look round with Jonny and I was getting my mams birthday present, a charm from the Pandora shop, and he asked me which one I wanted and we had a bit of a "I don't want one"..."Choose one now" fight and he decided he would choose one, but he picked one I didn't like so I got the Cow instead :D.
How cute! And yes I am sad enough to have all my animal charms on one part :). All my hearty/lovey ones are on a seperate part too and the 3rd part is just for misc charms :).

And I also had a little pop into Boots as I have religiously for the last 2 weeks (sad, yes I know) to look for the Models Own Smash-Up polishes and I think I screamed when I saw they had them today, it was 3 for 2 across all of the makeup so I picked up the two they have and the Barry M Limited Edition polish (112). I also got my avon order off my mam which I forgot about, and only one of my nail polishes came because they are waiting for stock of the other. I got Matte Effects Inky Blue, which I seen on someone in College and it looked beautiful!
L to R -- Models Own Smash-Ups in Black & Silver, Barry M Limited Edition (looks sorta lilacy coloured) and Avon Matte Effects in Inky Blue, looks purple on the bottle, but inside it is a beautiful blue!
Swatches coming soon I promise!

Oh and enter my giveaway! It ends tomorrow at midday!!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

#101 -- NOTW -- Dotty :)

Polka Dot Nails!!
The base colour is Pink Flamingo by Barry M for the second week in a row because I really am in love with this colour!! And I used a white nail art pen to create the dots.
Very girly and pretty!
I knew I couldn't stay away from nail art for more than a week ;)

#100 -- Day 10, 11 and 12. (Woo Hoo Triple Figures!)

Woweeee have I really posted 100 blogs!! Wow that is a lot! And how on earth is it MAY already! Well I haven't been on since Thursday so have 3 days of my challenge to do...oops silly me!! Also I spent Friday watching the Royal Wedding, I loved it and Kate looked absolutely beautiful! <3

Day 10: Your best friend.
Katie: You've heard a lot about her in previous posts :).

Day 11: A letter to one of your exes.
I would only like to say that I have no regrets but I am happy they are exes cos I wouldn't have Jonny now instead of them :p.

Day 12: Your favorite female group.
I think the only female group I really like is the Saturdays :).

Day 1: 5 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 2: The meaning behind your name.
Day 3: About your friends.
Day 4: About your family.
Day 5: A photo of something you really hate.
Day 6: A song that makes you cry.
Day 7: Your crush.
Day 8: Something you hate about yourself.
Day 9: Your definition of love.
Day 10: Your best friend.
Day 11: A letter to one of your exes.
Day 12: Your favorite female group.

Day 13: Your least favorite female group.
Day 14: Something you love about yourself.
Day 15: What you would if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant.
Day 16: A photo that makes you smile.
Day 17: A photo that makes you want to cry.
Day 18: A letter to someone you miss.
Day 19: A habit you wish you didn’t have.
Day 20: A letter to your parents.
Day 21: Short goals you wish to fulfill by the end of the month.
Day 22: Your nicknames & why you have them.
Day 23: What you would find in your bag.
Day 24: A song that makes you smile.
Day 25: How you found out about blogger & why you made one.
Day 26: First 10 songs to play on shuffle on your iPod.
Day 27: Your fashion style.
Day 28: What attracts you to someone.
Day 29: Future plans/goals.
Day 30: Who are you?