Sunday, 31 January 2010

Retail therapy

I'm kinda feeling down at the moment, so today I went shopping to cheer myself up.
I actually just went to finally get YSL Mascara Singulier, but I also found lots of stuff in H&M, Topshop and Zara that I liked so it was a nice surprise :) The bag is £12.99 from H&M and will be perfect for my trip to Germany at the end of February. I am participating in my own personal hand luggage challenge, which means no checked-in luggage for the first time in my life! With liquid restrictions, my make up and toiletries will be limited for the trip. Yes, it will be a challenge for me!
Bisous -x-

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Top products of 2009


I'm finally posting my top products of 2009. Here goes....

Lipstick: Mac Saint Germain & Creme d'nude. YSL Rouge Volupte #7 & #8.

Lipgloss: Nar Striptease. By Terry Baume de Rose (I guess this is a "lip treatment" but I wore it as a gloss).

Blusher: Benefit Coralista (I wore this for my wedding). Shu Uemura P Pink 33E.

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola (for when I want a matte look) Givenchy Prismissime Matte & Glow (for when I want a shimmery look).

Contour: Mac Sculpt & Shape powder in Accentuate/Sculpt (I have used this practically every day since I bought it).

Highlight: Benefit Georgia.

Eyeshadow: Pure Artist Cube (not sure what the colour is called, its a shimmery charcoal/black). Mac Young Punk & Gilt by Association. Mac Cream Colour Base in Black (my go to product for a quick dark eye look).

Eyeliner: Mac Feline Khol Power. Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes in 1L (these two are my every day liners). I also liked Pure Kajal Liner in Black, Guerlain Khol Me in Ivory and an Yves Rocher Kajal liner (the exact name has rubbed off the packaging).

Eyebrow: Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel (a super old tried & trusted favourite). Givenchy Eye & Brow Prisme.

Mascara: I didn't really find "The One" in 2009 but I was pretty impressed with L'Oreal Lash Architect in Carbon Black and L'Oreal Telescopic.

Tinted Moisturiser: Again, I didn't find "The One" but I used Laura Mercier in Nude since summer. It works.

Concealer: Make Up Forever 5 Camoflage Palette.

Nail Polish: The ones I used the most throughout the year are Barry M Bright Red & Baby Pink, China Glaze in Shocking Pink Neon and Mavala in Liberty (its a nude shade).

Brushes: Mac #109 contour and Chanel #24 small pencil/smudger.

I'd say my brands of the year were Make Up Forever & Mac, and high-end brands YSL & Givenchy.

What were your top products of 2009?

Bisous -x-

I heart nude shoes!

Oui, more new shoes :)

£70 Vivenne Westwood for Melissa (I purchased them at Selfridges)

Bisous -x-

Monday, 11 January 2010

Shoe crazy at Primark!

Thought I would share with you guys my latest shoe finds at Primark...

These two Chanelesque finds were £6 each!
And these two studded pairs were £8 each!

And I found the perfect boots for the snowy weather we are currently experiencing in London - for a bargain £8!

I only popped in there during my lunch hour to buy some tights!

Bisous -x-

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Belated Happy New Year!... & first spring 2010 collection purchase


A belated Happy New Year to you all! I guess one of my new years resolutions should be to update my blog more often. Sorry for my absence.
Et voila! My first make up purchase of 2010...
YSL Y-Mail Complexion Palette in Blush Highlighter.
And the outside, complete with supercute mini Y-Mail bag.
The palette was inspired by the Y-Mail bag collection, which I adore!

It seems the only other Spring collections I am interested in are Michael Kors Hollywood Collection for Estee Lauder and the new eyeshadow quads (one shade, four finishes) from Givenchy. I've made it my new years resolution not to get too sucked into buying from the MAC collections. I only stocked up on Feline Kohl Power from the Love Lace collection. What products in the spring collections are interesting you?

More blog posts to come this week, I promise! I've taken the photos already.

Bisous -x-