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31/08/2011

Folksy Finds: Anna Wand

I thought I’d feature something a bit different on this week’s Folksy Finds, some lovely illustrations. I love illustrations, especially ones of pretty girls (perv!) so when I came across Anna’s work I just had to share it with you. It’s bloody amazing! I love all the different characters that she’s created, in particular the clown/circus girls.
These are available to buy here: http://www.folksy.com/shops/AnnaWand
circusfolksy
Circus Girl Postcard - £4
clowngirlfolksy - anna wand
witchfolksy-anna wand

I think the witch is my favourite. I love the background and how it’s all drippy. Love the colours used too. I need some of these in my life. They all seem so magical and like they each have a story to tell. Think I’d like to frame a few and stick them all together on a wall – the wall of pretty ladies…


What do you think? Are you a fan of illustrations?

Folksy Finds: Anna Wand

I thought I’d feature something a bit different on this week’s Folksy Finds, some lovely illustrations. I love illustrations, especially ones of pretty girls (perv!) so when I came across Anna’s work I just had to share it with you. It’s bloody amazing! I love all the different characters that she’s created, in particular the clown/circus girls.
These are available to buy here: http://www.folksy.com/shops/AnnaWand
circusfolksy
Circus Girl Postcard - £4
clowngirlfolksy - anna wand
witchfolksy-anna wand

I think the witch is my favourite. I love the background and how it’s all drippy. Love the colours used too. I need some of these in my life. They all seem so magical and like they each have a story to tell. Think I’d like to frame a few and stick them all together on a wall – the wall of pretty ladies…


What do you think? Are you a fan of illustrations?

Longchamp Le Pliage?


I do not understand why these bags are so popular? Am I missing something? Looks like something my mum carries her shopping home from Sainsburys in...

If you're a fan, do enlighten me.

Longchamp Le Pliage?


I do not understand why these bags are so popular? Am I missing something? Looks like something my mum carries her shopping home from Sainsburys in...

If you're a fan, do enlighten me.

Blog of Note!

Just found out that I'm Blogger's Blog of Note today! So excited!

So I'd like to say thank you to the powers that be and also to all of you - the people that read my blog and always leave me comments! It really does make my day whenever I see a new face in my followers box or a new comment on one of my posts!

Welcome to the new people too : ) Don't forget to say hello!

Blog of Note!

Just found out that I'm Blogger's Blog of Note today! So excited!

So I'd like to say thank you to the powers that be and also to all of you - the people that read my blog and always leave me comments! It really does make my day whenever I see a new face in my followers box or a new comment on one of my posts!

Welcome to the new people too : ) Don't forget to say hello!

30/08/2011

28/08/2011

Review: Lumenesse High Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

I received a sample of both the shampoo and conditioner in my Latest In Beauty monthly box the other day. I was originally going to save this for weekends away but I'm not loving the shampoo that I'm using at the momento so thought I'd give it a go.

I really liked it!

                 
What They Say:
Shampoo
  • Maximize volume while locking in vibrant colour! This advanced technology formula with bodifiers and fortifying proteins gently cleanses hair with no stripping sulfates or salts and no parabens. Brightens colour and leaves hair full of healthy body and youthful resiliency.
  • This advanced body-building shampoo binds fortifying, age-defying peptides, proteins and weightless moisturizers to fine, limp hair to restore optimal condition.
  • Leaves hair with a mega-dose of body, healthy vitality and radiant shine.

Conditioner
  • Pump up thickness and volume instantly! This lightweight body building conditioner with fortifying proteins deeply strengthens fine, limp hair and intensifies colour radiance. Makes hair look thicker and fuller with silky texture and healthy, youthful vitality.
  • Five potent anti-aging colour protecting peptides ensure deep conditioning to visibly brighten dry, colour treated hair.
  • Strengthens and smoothes hair's texture, and closes the cuticle for brilliant shine and ultra-silky condition.

What I Thought:
  • It smells nice. Like pomegranate - really nice and fresh :)
  • I only had a small sample so didn't think I had enough shampoo to really clean my hair properly but once my hair was dry it felt fine. So you don't need to use a lot of product.
  • The conditioner made my hair feel lovely and soft when I was rinsing it off.
  • It wasn't drying to my scalp or anything.
  • The best thing about this shampoo and conditioner was that it did actually give my hair volume! I have curly hair so it's quite big anyway but normally the curls weigh it down when it's just been washed. 

This is what my hair looked like after blow drying, no other products were used:


Look at the size of it! Amazing! It's not normally that volumised at the roots!




Would I Repurchase?


Yes I would! 


It's a bit pricey at £18 for 350ml but I think it's worth it really! Maybe for a special treat or something. 


You can also buy it in a boxset for £29 from Living Beauty which includes the shampoo, conditioner and sculpting lotion. Might ask for this for my birthday!


Have you tried Lumenesse? I hadn't heard of it until I saw it on the Latest in Beauty website!



Review: Lumenesse High Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

I received a sample of both the shampoo and conditioner in my Latest In Beauty monthly box the other day. I was originally going to save this for weekends away but I'm not loving the shampoo that I'm using at the momento so thought I'd give it a go.

I really liked it!

                 
What They Say:
Shampoo
  • Maximize volume while locking in vibrant colour! This advanced technology formula with bodifiers and fortifying proteins gently cleanses hair with no stripping sulfates or salts and no parabens. Brightens colour and leaves hair full of healthy body and youthful resiliency.
  • This advanced body-building shampoo binds fortifying, age-defying peptides, proteins and weightless moisturizers to fine, limp hair to restore optimal condition.
  • Leaves hair with a mega-dose of body, healthy vitality and radiant shine.

Conditioner
  • Pump up thickness and volume instantly! This lightweight body building conditioner with fortifying proteins deeply strengthens fine, limp hair and intensifies colour radiance. Makes hair look thicker and fuller with silky texture and healthy, youthful vitality.
  • Five potent anti-aging colour protecting peptides ensure deep conditioning to visibly brighten dry, colour treated hair.
  • Strengthens and smoothes hair's texture, and closes the cuticle for brilliant shine and ultra-silky condition.

What I Thought:
  • It smells nice. Like pomegranate - really nice and fresh :)
  • I only had a small sample so didn't think I had enough shampoo to really clean my hair properly but once my hair was dry it felt fine. So you don't need to use a lot of product.
  • The conditioner made my hair feel lovely and soft when I was rinsing it off.
  • It wasn't drying to my scalp or anything.
  • The best thing about this shampoo and conditioner was that it did actually give my hair volume! I have curly hair so it's quite big anyway but normally the curls weigh it down when it's just been washed. 

This is what my hair looked like after blow drying, no other products were used:


Look at the size of it! Amazing! It's not normally that volumised at the roots!




Would I Repurchase?


Yes I would! 


It's a bit pricey at £18 for 350ml but I think it's worth it really! Maybe for a special treat or something. 


You can also buy it in a boxset for £29 from Living Beauty which includes the shampoo, conditioner and sculpting lotion. Might ask for this for my birthday!


Have you tried Lumenesse? I hadn't heard of it until I saw it on the Latest in Beauty website!



27/08/2011

NOTW: Models Own Purple Grey


Excuse the rubbish paint job - one day I will remember to clean up before I take the pic!


I bought this ages ago and this is the first time I've used it. I love it! It'll be great for winter - one of those murky, grungy nail polishes that never leave my nails. 

NOTW: Models Own Purple Grey


Excuse the rubbish paint job - one day I will remember to clean up before I take the pic!


I bought this ages ago and this is the first time I've used it. I love it! It'll be great for winter - one of those murky, grungy nail polishes that never leave my nails. 

24/08/2011

This is a nail varnish that I will pay over £10 for.


OPI Rainbow Connection from The Muppets Collection.

Need I say more?

This is a nail varnish that I will pay over £10 for.


OPI Rainbow Connection from The Muppets Collection.

Need I say more?

Review: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

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I thought I’d do a review on a mascara that I actually like after last week’s less than favourable review of this mascara.

I got this mascara a few months ago now, when MAC were giving it away for free with any orders made from the website. I was crafty and got 2 and gave one to my mum for her birthday!

What They Say:
A two-in-one mascara that lets you choose if you want lashes to be naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on drama. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, while the other loads the lashes for greater impact.


What I Think:
-I love it. I like that there are two options with the mascara. I prefer the more natural wand for daytime and the dramatic one for when I’m going out.
-The natural wand is really good for separating the lashes and adding length. It’s also great for bottom lashes.
-The more dramatic wand that has more product on it is really good for volumising lashes and I find that using this after the more natural one really makes my lashes look long and thick.
-The wand isn’t too big either. As my lashes are quite short I have difficulty using a mascara with a big brush, I’m talking about you Bad Gal.
-I like the formula,  it’s not too wet but it’s not dry at all. Just the right consistency.


IT MAKES MY LASHES LOOK LIKE THIS:
The Pink Wand (The more natural one)
MAC Haute n Naughty purple MAC Haute n Naughty purple 3

The Glittery Wand (More dramatic)
MAC Haute n Naughty purple glitter MAC Haute n Naughty purple glitter 2

Look at that! Bloody amazing! My eyelashes have never looked that long! Love it!

Here is a pic comparing this mascara to the Rimmel one from this post. Rimmel on the left, MAC on the right. I think we have a winner.
MAC vs Rimmel













   








Would I repurchase it?
Yes!

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash retails for £17.50 and is available here, or in MAC Stores or counters.

Review: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

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I thought I’d do a review on a mascara that I actually like after last week’s less than favourable review of this mascara.

I got this mascara a few months ago now, when MAC were giving it away for free with any orders made from the website. I was crafty and got 2 and gave one to my mum for her birthday!

What They Say:
A two-in-one mascara that lets you choose if you want lashes to be naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on drama. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, while the other loads the lashes for greater impact.


What I Think:
-I love it. I like that there are two options with the mascara. I prefer the more natural wand for daytime and the dramatic one for when I’m going out.
-The natural wand is really good for separating the lashes and adding length. It’s also great for bottom lashes.
-The more dramatic wand that has more product on it is really good for volumising lashes and I find that using this after the more natural one really makes my lashes look long and thick.
-The wand isn’t too big either. As my lashes are quite short I have difficulty using a mascara with a big brush, I’m talking about you Bad Gal.
-I like the formula,  it’s not too wet but it’s not dry at all. Just the right consistency.


IT MAKES MY LASHES LOOK LIKE THIS:
The Pink Wand (The more natural one)
MAC Haute n Naughty purple MAC Haute n Naughty purple 3

The Glittery Wand (More dramatic)
MAC Haute n Naughty purple glitter MAC Haute n Naughty purple glitter 2

Look at that! Bloody amazing! My eyelashes have never looked that long! Love it!

Here is a pic comparing this mascara to the Rimmel one from this post. Rimmel on the left, MAC on the right. I think we have a winner.
MAC vs Rimmel













   








Would I repurchase it?
Yes!

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash retails for £17.50 and is available here, or in MAC Stores or counters.

23/08/2011

I don't like loafers.

Discuss.

Actually, I quite like the loafers with heels like this:


But the flat ones? No. Just no. They're ugly. Old men wear them to Working Men's Clubs. Old women wear them to work. The ones with the chains across the front remind me of 90s school shoes. 

You will never find me in a pair of loafers.
Even the name sounds horrible.




I don't like loafers.

Discuss.

Actually, I quite like the loafers with heels like this:


But the flat ones? No. Just no. They're ugly. Old men wear them to Working Men's Clubs. Old women wear them to work. The ones with the chains across the front remind me of 90s school shoes. 

You will never find me in a pair of loafers.
Even the name sounds horrible.




22/08/2011

Top 5: H&M (again!)

I am loving all the autumn/winter stuff that H&M have got in at the momento! I would like this whole outfit please. Also gonna be using polyvore to do these Top 5 posts nowadays - so much easier!

Top 5: H&M


H M printed tank top
£7.99 - hm.com

H M flared skirt
£20 - hm.com

H&m shoes
£15 - hm.com

H M feather hat
£13 - hm.com





Top 5: H&M (again!)

I am loving all the autumn/winter stuff that H&M have got in at the momento! I would like this whole outfit please. Also gonna be using polyvore to do these Top 5 posts nowadays - so much easier!

Top 5: H&M


H M printed tank top
£7.99 - hm.com

H M flared skirt
£20 - hm.com

H&m shoes
£15 - hm.com

H M leather shoulder bag
£30 - hm.com

H M feather hat
£13 - hm.com





20/08/2011

Review: Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast

I got this lip balm free from Blistex for ‘Liking’ their Facebook page! Win. I love Blistex and use the Relief Cream every day on my lips so was looking forward to receiving this!

Blistex raspberry lemonade blast


What They Say:


Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast moisturizes, protects and refreshes lips with a tantalizing fruit blend.


Super-Smooth Moisturization: Raspberry Lemonade Blast is fortified with anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and rich moisturizers to quench your lips. It's a smooth-gliding balm that leaves lips feeling protected and totally juicy.
Refreshing Flavor Sensation: Raspberry Lemonade Blast is a mouthwatering combination of two tasty fruit flavors. Luscious raspberries and sweet lemonade deliver an explosion of flavor. It's as delicious as it is effective.


(I stole this info from the US website as there is nothing about it on the UK one!)

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What I Thought:
  • I love the scent/flavour of this. It’s amazing! Really fruity and nice. It reminds of the Asda Raspberry Lemonade that I used to drink at uni…
  • I like that it’s a twist up tube jobby, perfect for applying on the go.
  • It’s also clear which is good for applying without a mirror.
  • It lasts for ages on the lips.
  • The flavour lasts as well, even after muchos lip licking…
  • It feels really moisturising and smooth.
  • I imagine it would be great under lipsticks too.

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Would I repurchase?
YES! I love it. I’m going to keep it by my side at all times. Yep.


Not sure whether this is available to buy yet but I imagine it will be available in Boots/Superdrug and probably won’t cost more than a fiver.

Did you receive one of these lip balms for liking the Facebook page? Do you like it as much as I do?

Review: Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast

I got this lip balm free from Blistex for ‘Liking’ their Facebook page! Win. I love Blistex and use the Relief Cream every day on my lips so was looking forward to receiving this!

Blistex raspberry lemonade blast


What They Say:


Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast moisturizes, protects and refreshes lips with a tantalizing fruit blend.


Super-Smooth Moisturization: Raspberry Lemonade Blast is fortified with anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and rich moisturizers to quench your lips. It's a smooth-gliding balm that leaves lips feeling protected and totally juicy.
Refreshing Flavor Sensation: Raspberry Lemonade Blast is a mouthwatering combination of two tasty fruit flavors. Luscious raspberries and sweet lemonade deliver an explosion of flavor. It's as delicious as it is effective.


(I stole this info from the US website as there is nothing about it on the UK one!)

Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast (2)





























What I Thought:
  • I love the scent/flavour of this. It’s amazing! Really fruity and nice. It reminds of the Asda Raspberry Lemonade that I used to drink at uni…
  • I like that it’s a twist up tube jobby, perfect for applying on the go.
  • It’s also clear which is good for applying without a mirror.
  • It lasts for ages on the lips.
  • The flavour lasts as well, even after muchos lip licking…
  • It feels really moisturising and smooth.
  • I imagine it would be great under lipsticks too.

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Would I repurchase?
YES! I love it. I’m going to keep it by my side at all times. Yep.


Not sure whether this is available to buy yet but I imagine it will be available in Boots/Superdrug and probably won’t cost more than a fiver.

Did you receive one of these lip balms for liking the Facebook page? Do you like it as much as I do?

19/08/2011

River Island Shoes

Holy moly! Have you seen River Island’s shoes lately? They have an amazing selection of snazzy shoes in at the mo!

Thought I’d show you my favourite pairs from the website because everyone loves a bit of shoe porn don’t they?


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River-Island-Shoes-2
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Aren’t they beauts?

Are you a fan of River Island’s footwear?

River Island Shoes

Holy moly! Have you seen River Island’s shoes lately? They have an amazing selection of snazzy shoes in at the mo!

Thought I’d show you my favourite pairs from the website because everyone loves a bit of shoe porn don’t they?


River-Island-Shoes-1
1|2|3|4|5
River-Island-Shoes-2
6|7|8

Aren’t they beauts?

Are you a fan of River Island’s footwear?

18/08/2011

Turquoise-y Day Look

I got some new eyeshadows at the weekend so thought I’d have a play with them and see what I could come up with.

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I quite like it. I think the colours are sheer enough to definitely get away with them for daytime! I used MAC Shimmermoss all over the lid, MAC Plumage in the crease/outer corner and MAC Vanilla pigment in the inner corner. Mascara is also MAC, the Haute and Naughty one.

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Shimmermoss is a beaut! A greeny turquoise with green and gold shimmer running through it. Lovely. Plumage is one of my faves, a deep peacocky green shade that looks almost black. Vanilla is also a favourite of mine, it’s so multi-functional. Love it.

Turquoise-y Day Look

I got some new eyeshadows at the weekend so thought I’d have a play with them and see what I could come up with.

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I quite like it. I think the colours are sheer enough to definitely get away with them for daytime! I used MAC Shimmermoss all over the lid, MAC Plumage in the crease/outer corner and MAC Vanilla pigment in the inner corner. Mascara is also MAC, the Haute and Naughty one.

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Shimmermoss is a beaut! A greeny turquoise with green and gold shimmer running through it. Lovely. Plumage is one of my faves, a deep peacocky green shade that looks almost black. Vanilla is also a favourite of mine, it’s so multi-functional. Love it.