Monday, 27 February 2012

Monday Stories

Haven't posted in quite a while, sorry!
01.So I moved back to England recently, thus the lack of blogging. I do miss Canada a bit, but on the upside the weather here has been uncharacteristically nice (especially for February).
02.In relation to a prior post on travelling with makeup, I somehow managed to get most of my makeup back to the UK(save for a few Barry M nail polishes, easily replaceable though). I really didn't realise until I was unpacking how much makeup, skincare and haircare products i has amassed since September 2011(whoops!)
03.Kind of have a busy week ahead of me and a very fun weekend to look forward to also as it's my friend's birthday on Sunday and so we'll be celebrating on Saturday (and into Sunday morning). Not sure what my party makeup will be, probably will be using some of my Makeup Forever aqua range products so that my eye and cheek makeup will stay long lasting since there's nothing worse than getting home to find that your makeup has migrated south during the night hehe.
04.Since I've moved back my hair has been nothing but a big, fluffy mess. My GHDs have seemingly betrayed me because there's nothing keeping this hair straight or sleek! Thankfully after a trip to the hairdressers by hairstylist recommended I invest in a new blow dryer as apparently the one that I'm using isn't hot/powerful? enough to tame my hair, I get my hair done at Nicky Clarke but it seems that even their stylists wouldn't recommend their heat styling products! I'll be posting more about that sometime this week.

What are your plans for this week, do you have anything that you're looking foward to?

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday Stories 004

Okay so it's 20 to midnight, still some time to bang out my Sunday stories!

01. Another stressful week ahead, though hopefully it will be followed by a more relaxed one. (I can hope right!?) After then I will actually delve into more beauty blogging.
02. I am loving neon right now. Neon nails, lips and clothing. Expect a post soon about my neon favourites for the spring summer season, even if it seems like it'll never arrive with the snow in the UK.
03. The Superbowl was on tonight(hence the late post) I wanted the Pats to win boo hoo! I loved Madonna's halftime show though, totally incredible. If you've been reading my blog you might have notices that I've mentioned Madge in posts before because I am a big fan aha.
04. Am currently craving red-coral nail polishes, my favourite all time nail polish is nearing the end of it's bottle and I just love it so much (Sephora by OPI Lost Without My GPS- so gorg). I have a shade by Missguided that was free in a magazine this summer that's similar but my oh my does it stain! Therefore I am currently on the hunt for a dupe of the shade.

What are your sunday stories, what are you looking forward to in the coming week?

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Travelling with Makeup

I'll be flying back to the UK for a few months pretty soon and one of my persistent travel issue is storing my makeup in my case. It sounds terrible but my makeup bag is always the heaviest thing in my case and this next trip will be no exception, apart from the fact that now my makeup case is too small to carry all of my makeup AND nail polishes.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday Stories 003

01. These mast few days I've been mulling over things and the decisions I need to take. Sometimes our parents expect so much of us, do we do our best to please them or do we focus on what could make us happy and what's best for our future. I'm trying to figure this out at the moment, while I thought I had a while to think it through I've recently found out that this is not the case. Tomorrow is going to be very hectic for me.
02. Have been reading through the recently released information about this year's upcoming Mac collections. I'm actually looking forward to some of them, such as the Beth Ditto collab and the Shop Shop Shop, Cook Cook Cook collection for Spring. I'm looking forward to finding out what else is in store from Mac.
03. Thinking of dying my hair jet black, it's already natural black but I would like it to be as dark as possible (from say 1b to just a 1). Though then again it's a bit of a ridiculous idea so it's likely I won't end up dying it.

Friday night's for flip cup

So some friends and I went out last night to celebrate my friends 18th. I had no idea where we were going so I threw on this Velvet skater dress from New Look and paired it with a belt from Miss Selfridge, some plain black tights and my black Docs. Sorry I don't have a clearer photo of the whole outfit. The photographs where my outfit is on show also feature my less than sober state.

For my make-up I went kind of simple as i was in a rush. For my eyes just bog standard eyeliner and neutral eyeshadows including Mac Pigment in Naked Dark and some shadows from my Urban Decay Naked (1) palette which were Naked, Sidecar and Hustle as well as Mac Rose Ole Special Reserve to highlight on the brow bone. On my cheeks I had GOSH Multi Colour Blush in 50 Pink Pie, Bourjois chocolate bronzing powder in 52 and New C-ID Cosmetics I-Glow in Coral Crush. On the lips NYX round lipstick in Miracle and Mac lipglass in Tour de Fabulous, loving that combo!

What did you guys do this weekend?

Saturday, 28 January 2012

On repeat

I have been listening to this since yesterday afternoon, i love it. Such a great mix! (source)

Hanging Out With The Pink Ladies from RookieMag on 8tracks.

What have you been listening to recently?

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Beth Ditto x Mac Collection

Beth Ditto will be releasing a makeup collection with Mac this summer. The limited edition collection is thought to be released in June 2012.

I'll post more once further information is released.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Body Shop: Chocomania Body Butter

I got a sample of this on Sunday, I restrained myself until today to try it! This smells delicious, chocolately and nutty but not too artificial and overpowering.
The Chocomania range is limited edition and will be released in the UK and Canada in February. I think it's already available online and in-stores in America.
I'll definitely be buying this and maybe some of the other items in the range(exfoliater, shower cream, body lotion, lip butter and heart shaped soaps) come February.

Have you had a sample of the Chocomania collection? Will you be picking up any items?

Sunday, 22 January 2012

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Collective Haul

These are a few items that I've purchased over the past two weeks.

I think I'll start with the nail polishes...

Sunday Stories 002

01. Had my first day of work today, well orientation. My first full shift is Thursday. Very excited!
02. Bought some new makeup and hair products this week and last week so I might post a bit of a collective haul. Actually start beauty blogging.
03.Have been watching Spy, wish I had been in the UK whilst it was on the television. I read that there's a second series so I'm looking forward to that. Whenever that is.
04.Missing my friends and family in the UK so thank your deity of choice for Skype! Had a major 6hr chat yesterday. That has got to be a record for me haha.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sunday Stories 001

01.I spent most of today snuggled up in bed watching my latest horrific discovery... Toddlers and Tiaras which I know is nothing new but I just started watching it! So disturbing, yet so addictive.
02.I've had this blog set up for a while but haven't gotten around to using it so I thought I'd put it into practice, though i can't promise it'll be great and regularly updated but I'm going to try! I guess I'll be better motivated once I have the layout sorted.
03.I've been back in Canada for a week now and while I miss home and my friends and family in the UK, I'm getting back into the swing of uni.
04.Since I'm a student now, I've had to cutting down on my shopping/hauls but I'm hoping to get a job asap (fingers crossed!)
05.Didn't Madonna look great at the Golden Globes!? and I'm so glad she won an award, even if her acceptance speech was a bit off!