28 Feb 2011

The Oscars 2011

Wow what a night for beautiful dresses. The red carpet was aray of colour again this year. Many starlets opting for statement reds or bold eye grabbing colours.

Congratulations to Colin Firth who won  Best Actor in a Leading Role: for his portrail of George VI  in the Kings Speech. Made me very proud to be British.

Here are my favourites from the night.

Hailee Steinfeld

Looking like a beautiful ballerina, the 14 year wore a beautiful age appropriate slash necked crystal hand embroidered tulle tea length dress in a pale pink by Marchesa.

Scarlett Johansonn

I not often a fan of Ms Johansonn, however this beautiful lace damson dress with a cut out back by Dolce and Gabbana hugs her hour glass figure perfectly.

Emma Stone

Emma opted for something a little more funky for tthe Vanity Fair after party, this  60's style dress is Chanel Haute Couture.

Mila Kunis

This is my favorite dress of the night. The Black Swan star wore a gorgeous lavender tulle gown with tiered lace detailing and grosgrain ribbon waist from Elie Saab Haute Couture.


60's Swing

It's a boring and gloomy Monday so I decided to inject some colour into my outfit today, brightening up my day.

The shift dress is from ASOS.com. I have a scarf in my hair as it's nearing to haircut day, I'm getting a little over grown. I picked this up from Florence & Fred at Tesco. The Blazer from Topshop and shoes are from New Look. I have wide cat-eye blank eye liner on to finish the look.


24 Feb 2011

Blue Thursday

Today I'm wearing one of my very favourite dresses that I found a few years ago buried on a back of a rail in Primark.

Dress - Primark
Belt -Private 
Camisole - Red Herring at Debenhams
Shoes -Next
Earings - Miss Selfridge

23 Feb 2011

Little Bow Butterfly

Vest - Miss Selfridge
Necklance - Topshop
Cardigan - Primark
Shorts - Next
Pumps - John rocha


22 Feb 2011

Review - Maybelline The Eraser Foundation

I'm a sucker for any new beauty release and have been an avid fan of Maybelline products for some years, owning most of their foundations at some point. So when I saw the advert for their new foundation 'The Eraser' I was intrigued. It can be purchased from most beauty stores and some supermarkets priced around £9.99 Their website describes as -

"Our concentrated formula is enriched with collagen and goji berries. With SPF 18 it goes beyond covering and conceals as if erased. Covers dark circles and fine lines to help conceal crow’s feet – as if erased! Our exclusive micro-contact applicator delivers the foundation to cover, fill and smooth, for ultimate flawless-looking perfection."

Pictured here in 'Nude'

The idea of the packaging is that it's a twist up pump that dispenses the foundation into the sponge that's a permanent fixture to the tube. From this you then you apply straight to the skin. They recommend two clicks of product per application.

Upon application, my first thought that it was a very 'wet' product. It smoothed onto the skin well, leaving no streaks, however after I applied all over and blended my face felt a little greasy. My skin is quite even at the moment however I still like a fair bit of coverage. I didn't feel that it gave a great amount of cover and if I were to be having a bad skin day this product just would not be adaquate.

Overall I personally think this would be best suited for use in the summertime as it felt to me more like a tinted moisturiser.

My other corncern with this product is that after a while you will get a natural build up of bacteria on the applicator, which isn't easily cleaned. For people who wear foundation less frequently this will be even more of an issue.

Sadly, I don't think this is a product that I would buy again.

8 Feb 2011

My Favourite Items

I have a large collection of makeup and beauty products but here are the items that I use daily and are my favourites at the moment:-

Vichy Normaderm

I'm prone to whiteheads that sit under my skin and often never break out, then I do the worst thing.... I pick at them. I should know better, naughty bad habit!
I have been using this for about 6 weeks now, I have noticed an improvement in breakouts, blemishes and my skin tone. This is a gel wash that's  massaged into the skin then rised off with clean warm water. I was recommended Vichy Normaderm by a fellow beauty blogger and dermatologist. You can buy this online at Boots and in store for around £10.20. There is also a seperate moisturiser and a toner in this range.

bareMinerals Foundation

I love bareMinerals, I have many of their products and brushes, which are great quality and hard working items. I use a mix of both Medium Beige and Fairly Light depending day by day and the time of year. 
I find that this foundation sets well on my skin, gives great coverage and lasts well. It can be purchased both online and in most Debenhams stores for between £23- £25.

Eyeshadow in Brule

I wear MAC Brule eyeshadow no matter what I intend to do with my eye makeup, I use as a base colour, it suits my skin tone very well and has a excellent matt finish. .

Buxom Lips -Kanani

This handy sized lip gloss, is always lurking in my handbag. It's part of the Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips range that is designed to naturally plump your lips. The smell is not to sweet yet still enticing. Once applied your lips tingle but not uncomfortably. It's a subtle wash of pink, which is ideal for brightening my complexion. This was part of a set of 5 shades but also comes in a full size product and can be purchased online and at Debenhams for £19

NARS - Blusher

This NARS blusher in Angelika is another perk me up product, It's happy cotton candy pink with gold particles for a touch of glamour. It can be worn as a soft natural hint of color or layered up for greater depth and intensity.

This product was recommended by my hairdresser as my hair is often a little flat, fine and needs to be worn more 'dirty' to achieve it's desired finish. I have short hair so most days I have to style it. Once the hair is fully dried this wet spay is spritzed under sections where required, then dried off with the hairdryer. It gives my roots long lasting body and creates much need volume. I have this in the old packaging, I believe the new bottle is a little larger. I have had mine for around 4 months and still have a quarter of it left, so you get a lot of use. This can be purchased at endorsed REDKIN salons and various online beauty stores.