Friday, 31 July 2009

Top 6 eyeliners

L-R in no particular order (I love them all!)
Guerlain Khol Me in Ivory - this super long and longlasting pencil makes my eyes look brighter when I apply it to my waterline and the inner corners. Fleshtone is so much more flattering than white.
Bourjois Liner Feutre in black - I have been using this to achieve my feline flicks for years. It lasts all day compared to the other felt tip eyeliners I've tried over the years. Its around £6 so its friendly on my purse too.
Shu Uemura Eye Light - I admit I haven't been using the matte end of this pencil so much since I purchased the Guerlain Khol Me, but I love to use the frosted side on the inner corners and also as a brow highlight. Its good to have both sides with different finishes.
Stila Kajal in Onyx - I know alot of people have said this product doesn't work for them, but it works for me. I use this on my waterline only for a dark-eyed look. My only complaint is this pencil is very short.
Guerlain Terracotta Eye Khol in black - why oh why is this limited edition!? I use this for my waterline too.
Mac Fluidline in blacktrack - I've had this for a year now and I'm nowhere near finished the container. After a night out I've gone to bed without removing it - not recommended but my friends were amazed that it remained perfect. I use this when I go clubbing or on holiday in a hot climate or just when I know that I'm going to have a long day.
Bisous -x-

Thursday, 30 July 2009

In & Out No1


Paris - I am going to France next Sunday for two weeks. One week will be spent in my second hometown Paris. I can't wait to make like Amelie and wander around, spend hours in Sephora on Champs Elysees and eat proper food!

Guerlain Khol Me in Ivory - I have been reaching for this every day. It makes my eyes pop without being obvious and is long lasting both on the eyes and the amount of product. Come payday this Friday I will purchase the black one.

Chanel 2.55esque quilted frame glasses - If I can't have the handbag, why not have the glasses! And I used a 20% off voucher for D&A in the latest edition of Cosmo.

Message in a bottle necklace from Urban Outfitters - Its so cute and unique. I'm always looking for that in jewelry.

Benefit Get Bent angled eyeliner brush - Like I said in my orignal post: How did I ever live without this!? I get perfect feline flicks in one swipe. And the price was great too.


London - Rain, hard work, same shops on every street... blerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stila tinted moisturiser - This seems to be breaking me out. I regret purchasing a back up in panic at the thought of Space NK discontinuing Stila products. Back to the great tinted moisturiser hunt!

Eyeshadow - I rarely wear it, so why do I continue to buy it?

Mac collections - Nothing seems to excite me these days. Roll on the D Squared2 collection!

Bisous -x-

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Top 6 lip products

From L-R. I was going to say in no particular order but Lingerie Pink is my desert island must have!
YSL Rouge Volupte in No7 Lingerie Pink - since I discovered this lipstick (thanks to Lorraine at The Current Custom) I haven't really bought alot of other lipsticks. This is my everyday lipstick that I couldn't live without. I love everything about it - colour, formulation, scent, packaging. As you can see, I've almost finished the one in the photo. This is the third one I've gone through and I'm proud to admit that I've never actually paid for one of these - I always save up my Boots advantage card points for them :)
YSL Rouge Volupte in No8 (I can't remember the name) - this is my second favourite colour in the Rouge Volupte line. I love the way it stains my lips after it has worn off.
Mac lipstick in Myth - Myth was the first Mac lipstick I ever purchased. I used to wear it on its own, but recently I've started to use it to blank out my lips before applying another lipstick.
Mac lipstick in Saint Germain - another tried and true lipstick. I wear this when I want a change from Lingerie Pink.
Barry M lip paint in No101 Marshmellow - a cheaper and more dramatic alternative to Myth. I have been using this since high school.
By Terry Baume de Rose - I discovered this at a Space NK event. It was love at first try. Expensive at £30 but it is a multiuse product so well worth it. I use it on bare lips for a natural look or over lipstick for a glossy effect. It keeps my lips moisturised and I love its scent. I will definitely repurchase when it finishes.
Bisous -x-

How did I ever live without this!

I bought this Benefit get bent angled eyeliner brush in Boots today. I've been meaning to buy an angled eyeliner brush for a long time but I'm so glad I randomly came across this one. I tried it out with my Mac fluidline when I got home and the results were amazing - perfect eyeliner in one stroke of a brush. In addition to the angled head, the short handle makes for perfect control. Well worth £12.
Bisous -x-

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Mini Haul

After a long week I decided to treat myself to a few things...

Barry M lipgloss in No4 - Barry M has just introduced these lipglosses. I bought this one out of curiosity more than anything else. Its a shimmery lilac/pink and has a strawberry scent which is nice.

Barry M nail paint in 279 bright pink - J'adore Barry M nail paints! I've been thinking about buying this one for a while now and I'm glad I finally bought it. Its a bubblegum pink and a great dupe for Leighton Denny Copy Cat. For under £3, you can never go wrong with Barry M nail paints :)

Body Shop Yes Yes Yes tantalising lip butter - After reading all the hype I decided to try this for myself. It does tone down lipsticks but it has a sickly scent that reminds me of twinnings blackcurrant and vanilla fruit tea.

Bisous -x-

Monday, 20 July 2009


In addition to Bambi and Hello Kitty, I love Babushkas! If there is a Babushka on it I have to have it! I was so happy to come across these supercute finds this month. The clutch is £22 from Topshop and the pochette is around £7 from Accessorize - sorry for the blurred photo.

Bisous -x-

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Paris Wishlist... PS...

I'll be hitting the pharmacy in Paris for Bioderma Crealine H2O gentle make up remover. After hearing good reviews about it I searched for it at the Garden Pharmacy in Covent Garden yesterday without any luck. In case you don't know - the Garden Pharmacy stocks French beauty brands such as Klorane, Phyto, Vichy, Avene etc.
Bisous -x-

Camomilla - My addiction

I wish there was a Camomilla store in London :( They have supercute accessories and the best Hello Kitty stuff.

I hope I get the chance to visit Italy again real soon.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

New shoes

I picked these up in the sale for £30 in some random shop on Clapham High Street. They are by a supercute Brazillian brand called Melissa

The bows are removable clips.

Bisous -x-

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Paris Wishlist...

I am going to Paris in August and that means one thing... SEPHORA! :)

I can't wait to hit the Make Up Forever section. This is what I want...

Waterproof Smokey Lash mascara
Aqua Eyes waterproof eyeliner in Black
5 Colour Camouflage concealer palette in either No1 or No2

I'm hoping they will have HD Elixir and the double ended contour brush - I checked the French website and they are not available on there yet.

Depending on the contents of my Hello Kitty purse at the end of the week I might go back and get a back up of the HD Microfinish powder and maybe a Sculpting Kit.

I might also get some Sephora brand products, although Sephora in the US has a better selection.

Apart from make up, I hope to find the perfect vintage Chanel 2.55 handbag, another handbag, some clothes (in particular a bright or printed maxi dress, breton top and tulip skirt) maybe some shoes, possibly some Hello Kitty stuff and some Arabic jewelery.

Bisous -x-

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Mini Haul

I rushed to the Selfridges Mac counter today to pick up Colourcrafted lipstick from the Colourcraft collection. I was disapointed to see that it had sold out so I picked up Saint Germain instead. I also got my hands on the 226 brush - I can't wait to try that out :)

Next I went to Superdrug just for a browse but ended up buying Barry M lipliner in No13 - its a milky pink so its a great match for Saint Germain. I also plan to use it to blank out my lips.

I also picked up a Bloom nail polish in Dolly - its a neon orangey coral cream formulation. Alot of the Bloom nail polish colours looked appealing so I plan to pick up some more.

The last thing I picked up in Superdrug was Miss Eylure lashlets. They are half lashes that give a winged effect.

I was planning to go to Sallys to pick up some China Glaze but it rained :(

Bisous -x-

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

What is in my make up bag...

I definitely tote around alot of products BUT I like to be prepared for any eventuality BUT this is mainly just a lipstick retouch :)
So first up my make up bag. Its actually a pencil case I picked up at Selfridges. I had to have it for two reasons:
1. Its Hello Kitty
2. It is large enough to hold my stash and has handy pockets inside.
The other Hello Kitty item in the picture is a pack of Hello Kitty band-aids - I swear they heal your cuts faster than any other regular band-aids :) If you are in the UK you can pick them up from for a pound I think.
Ok eyeliners... Guerlain Terracotta Eye Khol in Black. I love the packaging but its limited edition :( La Ligne de Chanel powder eyeliner palette. Underneath those from left to right we have Bourjois Liner Feutre felt tip liner in Black, Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Onyx, Guerlain Eye Pencil in Khol Me Ivory, (not an eyeliner) YSL Touche Eclat in No1, Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved and Shu Uemura double-ended Eye Light Pencil one side is matte white and the other side is pearl white.
Eyeshadow... Dolce & Gabbana eyeshadow quad in Champagne no 100.
Face & cheeck products... Stila Sheer Color tinted moisturiser, Mac Studio Sculpt concealer in NW20, Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera, Mac Cream Color Base in Luna, Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in M Pink 33E and Givenchy Prismissime in Maharani Pinks 21.
Lips... From top to bottom Barry M Lip Paint in Marshmellow No101, Mac Lipstick in Myth, YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in No1, No7 & No8, Nars lipglosses in Turkish Delight & Striptease, The beautifully packaged Never Be Too Busy Too Be Beautiful Lipcream in Bardot, Nivea Light Kiss lip treatment and By Terry Baume de Rose lip treatment.
I guess you can see I'm a pink/nude lip and eyeliner kind of girl.
Bisous -x-

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Bienvenue sur mon blog!

Voila!... Here I am :)

I have been inspired by the Youtube legends to start a beauty blog.

Just to let you know from the start, tutorials aren't really my thing. This is just a place for me to do hauls/wishlists/reviews/popular tags etc.

Bisous -x-