Sunday, 18 November 2012

Kelly Brook makeup at New Look


I'm not a makeup snob or anything like that, I have a massive mix of both 'drugstore' and higher end makeup, but I haven't really ventured into makeup sold by clothing retailers before. They just don't immediately pop into my head as a place to buy makeup - but saying that, I've actually been pretty impressed with this Kelly Brook range so far!

In the last image, I'm wearing the blusher, the palest eyeshadow, the mascara and the lip gloss along with Estee Lauder DW light foundation, Rimmel pressed powder and Collection 2000 eyeliner. I'm going to do a separate post of the eyebrow kit and the nail varnishes :)

Blusher in 'Bardot Pink' - The packaging of this blusher is so cute, the lid is covered in polka dots and the signature Kelly Brook bow. There's a small brush concealed under the blusher, but I chose not to use this as it's pretty small and used my Real Techniques blush brush instead. The blusher isn't as pigmented as I'd like, so it took a little while to build up the kind of colour I like, but once on it stays put and has lasted all day. I really like the delicate pink colour, it's perfect for a hint of winter colour. 

Smoky Eyes palette - The greys and darker colours in this palette don't suit me at all so I used the pale, champagne-y colour. I love this shade, it's the type of colour I would usually go for in the daytime. It's actually surprisingly pigmented compared to the blusher and again it lasted all day with a tiny bit of creasing but nothing serious. 

Mascara - This was the item that I was most impressed with. The massive brush really separates the lashes and gives amazing length. It takes quite a few coats to get your lashes looking thick but that's fine, everyone does that anyway!

Lip Gloss - Finally, I don't usually wear lip gloss at all, but the colour of this is a gorgeous neutral daytime shade which isn't sticky! It actually felt like I was just wearing quite a heavy lipstick, usually the thought of sticky lip gloss puts me right off, so this is awesome :)

Have you ever tried any of the Kelly Brook makeup range, or any other makeup ranges by clothes retailers? x

Sorry about the massive image - I was a bit lazy and put it all together on Picmonkey - please let me know if it takes ages to load or anything and I'll sort it out. 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Like Santa, but in website form...


Ask Her Friends is a genius website especially designed to help your boyfriend/husband/dad/whoever choose the perfect gift. If you need to give someone a push in the right direction for Christmas, then this is the perfect tool!

Ask Her Friends lists a wide range of products, from makeup to music to mini-breaks! Most guys I know tend to prefer buying presents all from one place, they don't like to shop around, so this is the perfect one stop shop! The brands listed on Ask Her Friends covers everything you could possible want, there's OPI, Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Paperchase, Orla Kiely and loads more.

Not only is Ask Her Friends great for listing so many amazing brands and stores all in one place, it also gives the buyer the chance to create an 'Advice List'. This list can then be shared via Facebook or email with the recipient's family and friends, so they can advise, rate and comment on which of the shortlisted gifts would be loved the most.

If your gift buyer has no idea where to start, then they can get some help from the 'Idea Map'.
 Just answer the questions to suit the recipient and the Idea Map will give you some suggested gifts based on your answers - could it get any more helpful?! Well yes actually, there's a blog too with more ideas for the perfect gift :)

I would be so happy to receive loads of the items on this website, so instead of blatantly hinting about one gift to your boyfriend, point him towards Ask Her Friends and receive something unexpected, but perfect instead :)
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

JLS


My boyfriend, Josh, travels round the country doing various DJ gigs and running events, so I quite often get to tag along and join in the fun too! The picture above is an example of this from a couple of weeks ago, at a Freshers Ball, where we stumbled upon a meet and greet with JLS.

It was pretty funny, the queue to meet them was massive! People were just being shipped in for their photo, then shipped right off the other side of the stage - so much for meet and greet - it was just a 2 second photo then gone! I'm not really complaining though, I got to snuggle up to Marvin which I was quite happy about. Aston didn't seem to happy about this though and tried to get in on the action too haha. This is in no way intended to sound like I'm bragging (I'm not sure JLS are anything much to brag about anyway), I just wanted to show you guys what kind of things I get up to when not working or blogging!

My beloved leather knee-patch leggings, which I'm wearing in the photo above, died a sad death recently :( I think they got too hot in the tumble-dryer and one of the leather patches melted and stuck to itself :( does anyone know where I can get some replacements? They were originally from H&M, but it was soooo long ago when I got them.
I'm also not too sure about JB's trousers?! (I'm not going to lie, I did have to google it to find out his name :| oops) What are they?! Studded chino type things... weird!

We had rubbish acts at my Freshers Ball - I think it was Stavros Flatly and I can't remember who else :| - who was at yours? x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Lacy dress & ankle boots

Leather Jacket: H&M (kids shh) // Dress: H&M // Boots: Topshop (similar here)

And then the boys joined in...
Me & Pob // Josh thinks he's funny

This is a quick outfit post from a night out last weekend. It was Halloween weekend but we went out for a friend's leaving party, so didn't dress up. 
Apologies for the slightly wonky pictures, we had had a few (cough, aka many) drinks by the time these were taken. Then Pob and Josh decided they wanted to get in on the blogger posing haha. Cheeky! It was such a good night out, many hilarious things happened which probably shouldn't be broadcast on the internet, haha!

Anyway, outfits like this are my standard, easy to decide on, night out choices. I love wearing my ankle boots and frilly socks, they're so comfy! I'm not really a high heels person, I can barely walk in them sober let alone after a few drinks, so I tend to go for cute ankle boots instead. We also don't tend to go to 'normal' clubs, we usually end up in the slightly grubby gig venue type clubs instead - so heels aren't always suitable.

What's your standard night out outfit? Do you wear heels or prefer the comfy version like me? x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Models Own - Hot Stuff


Ahmagad, it's a blog post from Emily. I've been reaaally bad at blogging recently, my excuse is that I've been feeling quite ill so just want to eat and get into bed when I get home from work and not sit at a computer for any longer. But anyway, hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and back on track with blogging :)

This is the second of the 3 Mirrorball nail varnishes I have - 'Hot Stuff'. I love the randomly shaped pink, gold and purple pieces of glitter in this nail varnish. There's large squares, triangles and small 'regular' pieces of glitter. The image above is not the neatest of nail varnish I've ever done but oh well haha. The nail varnish applies really easily and the glitter spreads out well which is always good. But as per usual with glitter varnishes, it's a nightmare to get off.

Thanks to everyone who helped me out and commented on my 'Camera Advice' post a while ago, I have decided to go for the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera :) I'm so excited to start playing with it! x