Tuesday, 30 October 2012

"If we didn't look at the price" Christmas Wishlist

So here is my "Christmas Wishlist" if I could have ANYTHING in the world and I didn't have to worry about the price of things.

Jimmy Choo Tyler studded leather IPad sleeve - £295. So this seems on the rather pricey side (ok, very pricey) but I can't find any cheaper alternatives. I really want a leather studded IPad case that DOESN'T cost nearly as much as the IPad itself. 

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Cologne - £38.00 for 30ml or £78.00 for 100ml. I haven't           ever owned anything from Jo Malone before but I always go into their shop and cover myself head to toe in their gorgeous perfumes.

Nails Inc Bling It On Rocks - £20. I really want to try these! They look amazing and very Christmas Party.

Babyliss Pro Ceramic dial A Heat Tong - £19.95 in 24 inch. Need some new hair curlers and the ones I have are really thin and create tight locks whereas I prefer big bouncy loose curls.

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Oval Ring - £180 (ok maybe a copy of this!) Although one day I do want a real one as its so pretty.

NARS Andy Warhol Highlighting Blush in "Satellite of Love" - £21. Apparently this is the perfect blush/ highlighter. 

Nike Blazers in Black - £65. I'm getting bored of throwing on the UGGS but I want something easy that goes with everything and I love these Nike Blazers. Not everyones a fan but you can't please everyone!

Apple MacBook Pro - £1,799 <-- Since when did these get SO expensive

What would be on your Dream Christmas Wishlist?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Next Goody Bag

 So If you read my post about the Next event (click here) then you will know that last week I attended the Next Event. It was an amazing night and to top it all off we received goody bags to try some of the products. 

So as I said in my last post I was really impressed with the quality and price of the Next 'beauty' products. Especially with the home scents and perfumes. I received 4 items in my goody bag- a room diffuser, perfume, body scrub and beauty palette. What I felt let down the whole Next Beauty range is the packaging for the Beauty Palette, it feels really cheap and not that great quality- however the products inside it are actually alright! From my goody bag there were 2 clear winners for me - the Room diffuser and Perfume.

Next's new home scents and perfumes full under 4 categories that they've named after different cities - New York, Paris, London and Milan. They all have completely different scents but are all amazing. I found that I liked the Paris in candle form yet preferred the London perfume. So it all works out and you can mix and match to what you like. 
In my goody bag I got to try the Milan "Luxury reed diffuser" and the New York "perfume."
They are amazing. Personally the perfume is more of an evening perfume as its quite over powering and strong - I don't think it was one that I picked up for liking the scent but it actually is quite nice! I got told this was £8 for 50ml however on the website I can only see £12 for 100ml. But either way its really cheap and its pretty good quality.
As for the room diffuser. Well lets just say my rooms smells like the sexiest candle/perfume shop ever. Milan is very fruity and with a slight floral hint. Its amazing, I don't know how else to describe it. And for only £18! I really want to try some of the other scents and just scatter them everywhere.

Links to all the Next Beauty range-

Just Pink perfume - http://www.next.co.uk/x50392s3  

Have you tried anything from the new Next Beauty range? 

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Monday, 22 October 2012

What Instagram saw this week #1

1. The mess I call my room, 2. Me forcing the mother to have a funny picture in the lift, 3. Breakfast at the Corinthia, 4. When I ordered a hot chocolate it came with a side of whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate flakes!! (was yummy!), 5. Having a bath while watching Xfactor?!, 6. Chilling out after a long hard day at the spa, 7. Demolished a massive burger, 8. The mother trying to act cute, 9. Spent some time at the Corinthia Hotel London- was lush! 10. COFFEEEEE 11. Liz Earle foot spray is a gift sent from heaven when your feet hurt, 12. Tired after a long day up in london, 13. COFFEEEEE, 14. Off to Next Beauty event in London town, 15. Smashed iphone screen :(

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Favourite Highlighters

So I think highlighters are my new favourite thing. They just make your skin look so glowy and healthy. Although I like dewy skin in summer I think its equally important in winter as you don't want to look pale and "dead"

So I've narrowed it down to my top 3. First is Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel which is a liquid highlighter, this is more of a bronzy highlighter. Its beautiful when you've got a tan but also adds just the right amount of colour in the winter.
Next is the well known and loved MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Soft and Gentle". This is my most recent purchased and since i brought it I wear it nearly every day. Its the perfect natural highlighter that looks really natural and is just so easy to throw on.
Last is the MAC Lustre Drops in "Pink Rebel". I like this to add just a drop or two to my foundation. It really enhances your skin when your having a dull skin day and your skin just doesn't look its normal self.
(From left to right) Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Soft and Gentle", MAC Lustre Drops in "Pink Rebel"

Whats your favourite highlighters/ which other ones should I try!?

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Next Event- Picture Heavy!

So I was lucky enough to be invited to the NEXT Blogger Event evening. It was held in a beautiful hotel in London. I didn't really know what to expect as I hadn't heard that much about NEXT's makeup range however I was blown away and pleasantly surprised.   

I don't know if I was just out of the loop or being stupid but I didn't know that NEXT sells other brands of makeup?! They actually sell quite a few amazing brands, including St. Tropez, Models Own, Burts Bees and more!

I think I was most attracted to the gorgeous Models Own nail polishes.

One of NEXTS own brand line is "Just Pink." As i mentioned before I was pleasantly surprised. I actually really liked the "Just Pink" line, the scent smelt so expensive and luxurious however the price is very reasonable. 

NEXT's big launch was the new "home scent" range. They brought out 4 different scents represented by 4 city's- London, Milan, Paris, New York. Each of these have candles, perfume, diffuses, body scrubs and more! My personal favourite was Paris. I will be picking up some of their candles very soon as they are very affordable and smell gorj!

 I think we covered ourselves head to toe in trying all the different perfumes. But again, I didn't know NEXT sold all of these brands!? Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Diesel etc...

I met so many lovely people there. It was so nice to mix with other bloggers and chat about "blogger" things. This is the lovely Em and Meg  (go follow if you don't already! They have AMAZING blogs!)

Overall It was a really fun night and it has changed my mind about NEXT. I will be going in and looking at their makeup/home scents over the next few weeks!

All the Links to all next Beauty Products!-

Just Pink perfume - http://www.next.co.uk/x50392s3  

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Review: Origins Clear Improvement Mask

So I've been trying this mask for about 5 weeks now and I thought I'd give it a little review.
I haven't always been a fan of face masks as I thought that they brought everything out and up (ew) but I never got to the stage that they actually cleared up my skin.
However I decided to splurge out and get this mask as I heard Anna from viviannadoesmakeup rave about it.
Its now a fact. I love masks.
This mask hasn't cleared up my skin spots wise but it has completely got rid of any blackheads and has improved the appearance of my skin overall.
I love it. 
I use try and use it twice a week - sometimes I forget. 
It can be quite drying so I would not recommend this for anyone who doesn't have oily skin. You might be able to get away with using it if you have normal skin but be careful!
Overall this mask is amazing! I love it and I will be trying out more Origins products.

What Origins products do you recommend?