Thursday, 18 September 2014

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in No.08

Japonesque are a brand that I have only recently began to dabble in. Whilst in John Lewis in Cardiff I had a makeover at the Japonesque desk and I fell in love with their foundation and blusher and more recently I have fallen in love with their eye shadows. Firstly, I must comment on the packaging. Isn't is just beautiful? I absolutely love the details - the design and the fact that it has a mirror. 'No. 8' contains a beautiful shimmery champagne colour and a matte brown, both of which are highly pigmented and allow you to create multiple looks. The texture is incredible, very soft and easy to blend and you can use them wet or dry as a shadow and an eyeliner.

This duo comes in at £18, which is probably more than I would like to pay for two eye shadows, however the quality and longevity more than makes up for the price. I would put them up there with Urban Decay eye shadows, so I urge you to try them out! My only niggle with the brand is that they use numbers rather than names to distinguish between colours, but this does not impact the quality of the products so I'm not too fussed. Japonesque is available online at John Lewis (and in some stores) or at where they currently have a sale, and this eyeshadow duo is just £9.90!

Have you tried any Japonesque makeup?

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Beauty Haul

Last weekend I went shopping and picked up a few beauty items. After hearing so much about the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Bashful £8 from Fleur de Force and Talk Becky Talk, I had to pick this up. I was originally hoping to get it in Nudist, however it was out of stock so I picked up Bashful instead and I am so pleased I did. It is so very beautiful and definitely a favourite of mine at the moment. I also picked up three lip glosses from NYX - there is a shop near to my parents house that stocks a huge range of NYX products at such reasonable prices. I picked up CafĂ© Latte, Peach and Sorbet (L-R above) and got all three for just £5!

Now, as you may know, I get through dry shampoo like there is no tomorrow. My trusty favourite is Batiste (except for the XXL one), however I am always looking to try something new. Whilst in Superdrug I saw the Herbal Essences dry shampoo in uplifting volume for just £1.49 so I thought I would give it a go! I haven’t read anything about it so I have no idea what to expect, but it does smell very nice. I am hoping that it will not leave a sticky residue in my hair like the Batiste XXL does. I also picked up the Elegant touch rapid dry £3.05 after my mums recommendation – so much better than waiting around for your nails to dry!

Having picked up the Dove version of Sure Maximum Protection 48 hours and being thoroughly disappointed, I was in need of a new deodorant. I saw the Triple dry fresh fragrance deodorant £5.35 in Sainsburys and decided to try something different. Lastly, I treated myself to the YSL Elle perfume £59.50 which smells so so good! I am loving trying out different perfumes at the moment - what is your favourite?

What have you purchased recently?

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Instalife - August 2014

My nephews cute reins | Tasty superfood drink | My favourite sandals | Dinner at Clockjack Oven | Pamper session with the mother | The cutest little rabbit

So when I said in my last instalife post that I will try and be more active in August, I failed. It hasn't been a particularly eventful month and basically, I forgot to Instagram. These are my favourite pictures from this month including my nephews cute reins, some tasty food, the cutest little rabbit ever and a night of pampering with the mother.

What have you been up to in August?

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Blog Sale ft. MAC NARS Topshop & lots of nail polish!

I have too much make-up, too many nail polish's and too much skin care. This makes for a messy flat. I therefore spent this weekend going through my drawers and putting aside things that are not getting enough love for various different reasons.

Please read the following and feel free to ask me any questions!

- UK only
- PayPal only
- Comment below with your PayPal e-mail address if there is something you wish to purchase
- All items are as you see, I will state how much is left
- All products have been cleaned and sanitized before sending
- All items will clearly state if they have been sold, or if sale is pending
- If the item has not been paid for within 24 hours of sending the invoice, it will go up for sale again
- Everything will be sent this Saturday
- Postage depends on the product.
  • £3.00 per heavier items
  • £2.50 per smaller items
  • plus 50p per additional item
- Finally, no returns & no refunds

Maxfactor Colour Adapt foundation in Natural (RRP £9.99) - £2.50 (60% left)
Revlon Color Stay for Normal / Dry Skin in Nude (RRP £12.49) - £3 (Used a few times)
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation in Golden (RRP £5.99) - £2.50 (Swatched only)

NARS Body Glow 31ml (RRP £15) - £3.50 (Not used)
Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Onyx (RRP £9) - £2 (Not used)
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black (RRP £2.49) - £1 (Not used)

MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum (RRP £15.50) - £8 (swatched only)
Barry M Lipstick in 160 (RRP £4.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Yves Rocher Moisturizing Cream Lipstick in 101 Framboise (RRP £14.50) - £1.50 (swatched only)
Helene E Moisturising Lipstick in Dusk (RRP £8) - £1.50 (Brand new)
Seventeen Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showcase (RRP £4.29) - £1.50 (Brand new)

Sleek Pout Paint in Lava (RRP £4.99) - £2 (Brand new) Will sell them both for £3
Sleep Pout Paint in Pinkini (RRP £4.99) - £2 (Brand new) Will sell them both for £3
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Gloss (RRP £9) - £2 (Swatched)
Neals Yard Remedies Lip Gloss in Plum (RRP £9.50) - £2 (Swatched)

Illamasqua Medium pencil in Strumpet (RRP £13) -£5 (Brand new)

Revlon Nail Polish in Girly (RRP £6.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Revlon Nail Polish in Whimsical (RRP £6.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Revlon Matte Nail Polish in Emerald City (RRP £6.49) - £1 (Brand new)
Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Vanilla (RRP £3.99) - £1 (Swatched)
Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel (RRP £3.99) - £1 (Swatched)

Miners Nail Polish in Paint the Town Red (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Miners Nail Polish in Bangkok Blues (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Miners Nail Polish in Pearl White (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Orly Nail Lacquer in Angel Eyes (RRP £10.50) - £3 (Brand new)
Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hanky-Panky (RRP£11) - £3 (Brand new)
Barry M Textured Nail Paint in 5 Princess RRP £3.99 - £1.50 (Swatched)

NYX Girls Nail Polish in Pink Oyster (RRP £3.99) - £1 (swatched)
NYX Nail Polish in Blue Avenue (RRP £3.99) - £1 (swatched)
Ciate Colour Smash in Black (RRP £9) - £2 (swatched)
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Mod in Manhattan (RRP £2.50) - £1 (brand new) (X2)
ELF Nail Polish in Party Purple (RRP £2.50) - £1 (brand new)

No.7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Milan (RRP £6) - £1 (swatched)
Seventeen Deconstructed Suede Nail Polish (RRP £3.99) - £1 (brand new)
Urban Decay Nail Polish in Magic Bus (Part of a set) - £1 (brand new)
Pretty & Polished in Chelsea Chelsea Bling Bling - £1 (swatched)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) (RRP £15.50) - £8 (used a few times)
Fudge Urban Colour Chalk in Electric Blue (RRP £5.99) - £2 (brand new)

Elle Macpherson Instant Nail Wraps in Pink (RRP £9.99) - £2 (brand new)

Topshop dress size 10 RRP £46 - £15 (brand new and has been kept in plastic wrapping)
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