Friday, 4 May 2012

OPI White Wavy Shatter

It's been a while since I indulged in a little nail-art, so I thought it was about time I did something about it! Last year it was all about shatter/crackle on your nails, so I returned to an old classic (OPI White Shatter) and did a 'wavy' layer over my fave Model's Own Pink Blush polish to create the look below. It's quite unique and almost looks lacy - what do you think?!

OPI White Shatter over Models Own Pink Blush
Model's Own Pink Blush & OPI White Shatter
Has anyone else tried doing Wavy Shatter?


Friday, 27 April 2012

Topshop ? Ring

It takes a strong person to resist a Topshop sale. It takes even more of a strong person to resist a 20% off EVERYTHING in Topshop sale a mere 50 feet from your office, so of course - I succumbed to the lure of shopping.

I work in Wimbledon, opposite a department store called Elys. Elys may be lesser-known than stores like Debenhams and John Lewis, but it boasts a fantastic selection of brands - from the likes of Topshop through to Melissa for Vivienne Westwood, and in beauty everything from Dior through to Laura Mercier. In short, it's a dream slash nightmare to work a minute away from its doors.

Today Ely's are doing a 20% off everything sale (10% in beauty) and I took a peek during my lunch hour to pick up some bargains. I thought I'd share the Topshop Questionmark Ring I picked up for a mere £4!

Topshop Freedom Questionmark Ring

Topshop Freedom Questionmark Ring
So if you fancy picking up some Topshop, or other bargains in Elys today I suggest you head down before 9pm to make the most of this fab sale!


Thursday, 26 April 2012

I love Vivienne Westwood shoes

Along with an insatiable appetite for high-end beauty products, I've managed to get a little obsession with Vivienne Westwood shoes. I absolutely love the Anglomania/Melissa team-up and have got my greedy little hands on two pairs to date.

Gratuitous shoe post? Oh go on then...

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Melissa Shoes
Vivienne Westwood Nude Wanting Ballerinas
Vivienne Westwood Ultragirl Cameo Ballet Flat
As you can see from my pictures, both pairs have been worn a lot and look a little scuffed :( - but this shows just how much you can wear them - they are perfect in the rain (they are plastic so don't leak) and easy to wipe if you get muddy. They also have a unique smell (some say they smell like Sylvanian families) which I love! Comfy, stylish and all for a price tag of around £80 I'd say these are a bargain.. well, a designer bargain anyways!

Next on my wishlist of Vivvy Westwood shoes? These - have I pre-registered my interest? Oh yes... like a little Vivienne Westwood loving geek!


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Westfield's Model's Own Bottle Shop

Love Models Own? Then you are absolutely going to LOVE the new Model's Own Bottle Shop (yes, a shop INSIDE a bottle) that has just been unveiled in Westfield (Shepherd's Bush).

I think the pictures speak 1000 words with this one - but I certainly want to visit this larger-than-life bottle filled with an amazing spectrum of Model's Own polishes.

Model's Own Bottle Shop
Model's Own Bottle Shop - Westfield Shepherd's Bush

A shop inside a bottle? Models Own - Westfield Shepherd's Bush!
Who wants all these Model's Own polishes?
Model's Own Bottle Shop

Brands seem to be going that extra mile with nail colour at the moment (OPI Colourcopia in Westfield Stratford and the "wall of colour" in Superdrug, Marble Arch) - which is fantastic news for us polish lovers!

Hands up who's going to make a trip down to see the Bottle Shop? I am! I wonder if it's a permanent feature.... xoxo

Monday, 23 April 2012

My favourite Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butters have been one of the most talked about highstreet beauty products of the year so far. Hailed as moisturising with beautiful colour payoff that looks gorgeous on the lips who could have blamed me to succumb to the hype and purchase 3 shades from the collection. I bought my Revlon Lip Butters whilst I was in New York and ended up buying two shades you can buy in the UK (Strawberry Shortcake and Cupcake) and one only available in the US (Creamsicle).

Strawberry Shortcake and Cupcake are both beautiful light pink tones (cupcake being a little more punchy and pigmented) while Creamsicle is a beautiful nude (at the moment I'm loving topping my MAC Creme De Nude Dupe Topshop Nevada with Creamsicle to add real depth and shine to the colour).

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake, Creamsicle and Cupcake

Revlon Lip Butter Swatches

Revlon Lip Butters 

Hand on heart I can say I really love my Lip Butters - anyone else a fan?


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Lancome Hypnose Drama - my new favourite mascara

I'm not a girl that cheats on my mascara. I'm mascara monogamous (typing that word makes me feel like Carrie from SATC - I've probably been watching too much of late), but it's true - once I find a mascara I love we're together for life. My past love is Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara - an absolulte beauty of a mascara perfect for those who love intense looking lashes on the clumpy side.

But move aside Bourjois - I've met someone else - and its Lancome Hypnose Drama.

Lancome Hypnose Drama - Extreme Black
Lancome Hypnose Drama Curved Brush
Lancome Hypnose Drama on Lashes
I love the look Lancome HD provides - it lengthens your lashes and is beautifully buildable. It's also fab on your lower lashes, which can sometimes be a little messier with mascaras with bigger brushes.

The actual brush is curved (you can see from my picture above). I'm not exactly sure why this is, but it does make application very easy.

I'm a girl that tends to opt for waterproof mascaras due to my very watery eyes. I was slightly dubious about trying a non-waterproof mascara, but Lancome Hypnose Drama wears very well and doesn't flake/run throughout the day - even with watery peepers like mine! Plus did I mention Kim Kardashians loves it? If it's good enough for Kimmy...


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Understated lips with MAC Creme Cup

I love creamy pink lip colours. I'm not a big fan of orangey/red hues so I tend to stick to nudes and pale pinks. I picked up MAC Creme Cup whilst in New York (full haul post here). I somehow stashed it away and only just found it today, so obviously I went to wear it straight away.

Part of the Cremesheen family, this gorgeous creamy pink is beautiful for creating an understated lip.

Creme Cup on the lips
MAC Creme Cup
MAC Creme Cup
MAC Creme Cup Swatch
I have quite a few MAC Lipsticks and Creme Cup is fast become one of my favourites!

Just to let you all know, I'll be doing a giveaway when I hit 100 followers on Google Friend Connect, so don't forget to follow me on there so I can post my giveaway even sooner :)

Have a great weekend everyone! xoxo