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Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...

31/10/2011

Face of the Day

I haven’t done a face of the day for time, but I was really pleased with this make up when I did it last week. Face of the last week doesn’t really have the same ring to it though does it?
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Foundation: Revlon Colorstay – Ivory| Blush: Topshop – Head Over Heels|Eyes: MAC Blackberry e/s all over the lid & MAC Sketch e/s in the crease, MAC All That Glitters in the inner corner|Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black|Lips: 17 Mirror Shine – Beehive.
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Also! I blowdried my hair straight(ish) for the first time in about 2 years!
What do you think?
Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competition!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the @SarenzaUK comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards@amymcjohnson #SarenzaUKstylehttp://blog.sarenza.co.uk/2011/10/sarenza-bloggers-review-competition-the-top-15/
Thanks!

Face of the Day

I haven’t done a face of the day for time, but I was really pleased with this make up when I did it last week. Face of the last week doesn’t really have the same ring to it though does it?
Face-of-the-day
face-of-the-day-3
face-of-the-day-4
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay – Ivory| Blush: Topshop – Head Over Heels|Eyes: MAC Blackberry e/s all over the lid & MAC Sketch e/s in the crease, MAC All That Glitters in the inner corner|Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black|Lips: 17 Mirror Shine – Beehive.
face-of-the-day-2
Also! I blowdried my hair straight(ish) for the first time in about 2 years!
What do you think?
Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competition!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the @SarenzaUK comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards@amymcjohnson #SarenzaUKstylehttp://blog.sarenza.co.uk/2011/10/sarenza-bloggers-review-competition-the-top-15/
Thanks!

30/10/2011

Blog Sale - Everything £1

I'd like to get rid of everything from the blog sale so I've reduced everything to £1

I'm going to the post office tomorrow too so I can post the things straight away!

Have a looksy: http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-sale-mac-illamasqua-dermablend.html

xx

Blog Sale - Everything £1

I'd like to get rid of everything from the blog sale so I've reduced everything to £1

I'm going to the post office tomorrow too so I can post the things straight away!

Have a looksy: http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-sale-mac-illamasqua-dermablend.html

xx

28/10/2011

Nail Polish Collection

I have a fair few nail polishes (well I did before I culled lots of them in my blog sale, there are still some remaining have a looksy here) and I thought I would show them to you. Back in the day I used to buy a new Barry M nail paint every time I went shopping so the majority of my collection is made up of those but I do have an assortment of brands.
This is not all of my collection but it is most of it, I know I have more No7 polishes somewhere!
I store my nail polish along the edges of my book shelves so that I can see each one and access them easily! I did try and take a picture of this but my books live in a dark corner so the lighting wasn’t very good for taking photographs.
Nail-Polish-Collection---Overview
Nail-Polish-Collection---Barry-M
Nail-Polish-Collection---Models-Own
Nail-Polish-Collection---Rimmel
Nail-Polish-Collection---17
Nail-Polish-Collection---Nails Inc
Nail Polish Collection - China Glaze
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nail polish collection 027
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nail polish collection 034
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There we have it. Far too much nail polish. If you would like specific names and things let me know and I’ll pop them on – a bit daunted about naming them all as it will take forever!
If you would like to see nail of the week posts with any of them let me know too!
Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competition!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the @SarenzaUK comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards@amymcjohnson #SarenzaUKstyle http://blog.sarenza.co.uk/2011/10/sarenza-bloggers-review-competition-the-top-15/
Thanks!

Nail Polish Collection

I have a fair few nail polishes (well I did before I culled lots of them in my blog sale, there are still some remaining have a looksy here) and I thought I would show them to you. Back in the day I used to buy a new Barry M nail paint every time I went shopping so the majority of my collection is made up of those but I do have an assortment of brands.
This is not all of my collection but it is most of it, I know I have more No7 polishes somewhere!
I store my nail polish along the edges of my book shelves so that I can see each one and access them easily! I did try and take a picture of this but my books live in a dark corner so the lighting wasn’t very good for taking photographs.
Nail-Polish-Collection---Overview
Nail-Polish-Collection---Barry-M
Nail-Polish-Collection---Models-Own
Nail-Polish-Collection---Rimmel
Nail-Polish-Collection---17
Nail-Polish-Collection---Nails Inc
Nail Polish Collection - China Glaze
nail polish collection 019
nail polish collection 022
nail polish collection 027
nail polish collection 031
nail polish collection 034
nail polish collection 039
There we have it. Far too much nail polish. If you would like specific names and things let me know and I’ll pop them on – a bit daunted about naming them all as it will take forever!
If you would like to see nail of the week posts with any of them let me know too!
Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competition!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the @SarenzaUK comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards@amymcjohnson #SarenzaUKstyle http://blog.sarenza.co.uk/2011/10/sarenza-bloggers-review-competition-the-top-15/
Thanks!

27/10/2011

We are the Mods, We are the Mods, We are, We are, We are the Mods

Mod style was all over the A/W catwalks and it’s a style that I really admire, one of my favourite films is Quadrophenia which is all about the Mods and Rockers in the 1960s. I think I love the mod style so much because it allows for a little bit of androgyny, girls can dress like boys. I love dressing like a boy (normally a trackie wearing chav though!). So, the mod trend is killing 2 birds with one stone for A/W 2011/12 as both  Androgyny and Sixties  are key styles.

I’ve put together the ultimate mod lookbook below and wish that I could own every piece and also look good in it! I don’t really have the right body shape for androgynous dressing (far too curvy) but a girl can dream…
Autumn Winter 2011 - Mod Trend

Are you a fan of the mod trend?


Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competion!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the  comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards  
Thanks!

We are the Mods, We are the Mods, We are, We are, We are the Mods

Mod style was all over the A/W catwalks and it’s a style that I really admire, one of my favourite films is Quadrophenia which is all about the Mods and Rockers in the 1960s. I think I love the mod style so much because it allows for a little bit of androgyny, girls can dress like boys. I love dressing like a boy (normally a trackie wearing chav though!). So, the mod trend is killing 2 birds with one stone for A/W 2011/12 as both  Androgyny and Sixties  are key styles.

I’ve put together the ultimate mod lookbook below and wish that I could own every piece and also look good in it! I don’t really have the right body shape for androgynous dressing (far too curvy) but a girl can dream…
Autumn Winter 2011 - Mod Trend

Are you a fan of the mod trend?


Remember to vote for me in the Sarenza bloggers competion!
Just tweet this:
My vote for the  comp goes to Paperbacks & Postcards  
Thanks!

26/10/2011

The Sarenza Pure British Style Bloggers Competition

You might remember that a little while ago I posted my entry to the Sarenza Bloggers Competition that was on the theme Pure British Style.

Here is a link to said post: http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/pure-british-style-by-sarenza.html


I have made it to the shortlist of 15 blogs and now I need you to vote for me to win!

If you do vote for me and I win you will get put into a prize draw to also win £800 worth of shoes!

How to vote: You just need to tweet this:


The closing date is the 9th of November.

Thanks for taking the time to vote for me! 
Good luck to all the other bloggers on the shortlist too!

The Sarenza Pure British Style Bloggers Competition

You might remember that a little while ago I posted my entry to the Sarenza Bloggers Competition that was on the theme Pure British Style.

Here is a link to said post: http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/pure-british-style-by-sarenza.html


I have made it to the shortlist of 15 blogs and now I need you to vote for me to win!

If you do vote for me and I win you will get put into a prize draw to also win £800 worth of shoes!

How to vote: You just need to tweet this:


The closing date is the 9th of November.

Thanks for taking the time to vote for me! 
Good luck to all the other bloggers on the shortlist too!

Bloggity Sale

Hi guys,

There are still a few bits left in my blogsale! I'm going to the Post Office tomorrow so anything you buy can be sent asap!

http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-sale-mac-illamasqua-dermablend.html

Make me an offer on any of the things as I just want to get rid really!

Thanks

Happy Wednesday!

Bloggity Sale

Hi guys,

There are still a few bits left in my blogsale! I'm going to the Post Office tomorrow so anything you buy can be sent asap!

http://paperbacks-and-postcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-sale-mac-illamasqua-dermablend.html

Make me an offer on any of the things as I just want to get rid really!

Thanks

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am guest posting...

Today you can find me here: http://rayisgoodforyou.blogspot.com/2011/10/amys-ultimate-autumn-eye-shadow.html

Chatting away about eyeshadows (as usual!)


Go check it out!

Today I am guest posting...

Today you can find me here: http://rayisgoodforyou.blogspot.com/2011/10/amys-ultimate-autumn-eye-shadow.html

Chatting away about eyeshadows (as usual!)


Go check it out!

25/10/2011

Halloween


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Instant fancy dress outfit. If only I had a grand to blow on a dress!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Halloween


236-2000813-SKELETONDRESS_BLACK
Instant fancy dress outfit. If only I had a grand to blow on a dress!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

24/10/2011

Guest Post: Finding Mr Bright by Jacky B

 
Hey everybody!
My name is Jacky and I live in Germany. I have a blog now for about half a year. When Amy asked if somebody wanted to write a guest post on her blog, I thought, why not?! Thanks Amy for letting me post on Paperback & Postcards!
So let’s get started. Today I want to introduce you to the first Benefit products I ever owned. As most of you probably know Benefit has some great sets where they put miniature products together and you basically get to try several of their products for approximately the price of one full size product.
The set I bought is this one:
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It is called Finding Mr. Bright – Your brightening makeup MANual. The box is bright pink with neon-orange details. The dimensions are 13 x 8 cm. Not too big… I bought this set online at douglas.de and it was €29,95. I also checked the prices on the Benefit website for the US and UK. They are $36 and £28.50.
These are the products you get:
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The inside of the set:
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As I had never seen one of the Benefit sets in store, I could not imagine how big or small the products were going to be. So I thought it might help some of you to see their actual size. I took pictures of the individual products with a ruler by their side.
Let’s start with girl meets pearl:
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This is basically a golden pink shimmer cream. You can use it as a highlight, over your foundation or just alone. I wouldn’t recommend the latter as this will add more shine than you would want. On special occasions I have used girl meets pearl basically as a primer. Putting foundation on top of it takes away most of the shine but leaves you with a nice glow.
Here’s a swatch:
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The pictures were taken in different lightings so you can see the effect.
Next is posietint:
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This is the product I was most excited for and the most disappointed. Posietint is a pink lip and cheek stain.
However, the colour does not appear on my cheeks. After many tries I gave up. I also used it on my lips but you have to use at least three layers to see it at all and it doesn’t colour the lips evenly but patchy. Take a look below at the swatch in the flash light and you’ll know what I mean.
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As already said this was a huge disappointment. Although it looked not really nice I left it on my lips to see how long it would last. (I was at home, wouldn’t go out like that) I put it on in the morning and it lasted me through lunch until mid-afternoon. So staying power is great.
The last two products I use nearly every time I leave the house.
The first one is high beam:
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High beam is a highlighter for your face. It comes with the same kind of brush as posietint, so it is really easy to apply. You basically put a swipe on your cheek bones, under your eye brows, or the bridge of your nose. Then blend it with your fingers and it gives you an instant glow. Don’t use too much or you will shine rather than glow! J
Here’s a swatch:
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The last product in this set is the erase paste:
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The original product comes in three different colours. In this set you get No.2 Medium. The erase paste is a concealer. It’s creamy and easy to apply. I only use it under my eyes and use my fingers to put it on.
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This was my review of the Finding Mr. Bright set. Hope you liked it! If you want to, take a look at my blog, it is http://jacky-b-jacky.blogspot.com/ .You’ll find reviews, nails of the day and many more things.
See you around and take care!
Jacky B. ;-)