Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Fragrance Haul


Hello girls! I know I've been off the blogging bandwagon lately and all I can do is apologise... I will be doing an update in the new year for you so keep a look out for that.
As you can tell, I've been working really hard.... I've got a haul for you today and it's no ordinary haul - it's a fragrance haul with the items I won a few weeks back at work!

When I won all these fragrances I was so excited, I've been testing them all *the ladies ones, ofcourse* and so I'll be doing mini reviews for you soon telling you all what I think of them! 

Euphoria | Calvin Klein | Starts at £35.50 for a 30ml
Euphoria by Calvin Klein was introduced in 2005 as a fun, enticing scent for women. The beautiful fragrance starts off with pomegranate, persimmon, and a lovely lush green accord. The heart then blends into a sensual lotus blossom, black orchid which then finishes off with amber, violet, cream and woods.

Prada Candy | Prada | Starts at £55.50 for a 50ml 
An Eau de Parfum to reveal the explosive sensuality of the Prada Candy femininity.

212 VIP | Carolina Herrera | Starts at £32.99 for a 30ml
Being a true VIP is all about private rules. Do you really know what private means? 212 VIP invites you backstage of this exciting urban, exclusive, fun and young lifestyle...

Angel | Theirry Mugler | Starts at £26.99 for a 15ml 
Angel, the first fragrance by Thierry Mugler, is a voluptuous Oriental Gourmand with a celestial top of bergamot and helional as pure and transparent as air; a delicious heart of fruit and honey, which evoke mouth-watering childhood memories; and a sensual, passionate base of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and patchouli. And it has stunning movie star looks too... A collection of truly beautiful bottles resembling dazzling stars cut from a night blue sky

La Petite Robe Noir | Guerlain | Starts at £35.50 for a 30ml
An absolutely essential and utterly irresistible perfumed creation.
The legendary 'heart-shaped' bottle has been boldly reinterpreted with a modern touch. Its crystalline transparency, fading from black to powdery pink, reveals the silhouette of the little black dress. Like the cut of a dress, my fragrance is shaped with all of Guerlains’ finesse.
Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose. Black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea reveal more of me and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade.
Fresh, enigmatic and exhilarating… Mischievous and captivating… I am the warm spark beneath the sweetness. I am absolutely essential and utterly irresistible. I am the chic and very seductive, perfumed creation by Guerlain.

I also won a Smashbox primer, Givenchy Mascara and a Geurlain moisturiser and Euphoria lotion.
I won mens fragrances - Jean Paul Gaultier, Boss Bottled, David Beckham, Euphoria and Gentlemen only. 

XO


A NYE Outfit Idea

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LIPS - TOPSHOP NEVADA
BLACK COURT SHOES - NEWLOOK
DRESS - NEWLOOK
BAG - EBAY *link!*

Hello girls! Today's post is a NYE outfit idea. I'm always indecisive about outfits at the best of times so a big occasion is no exception! For NYE I never normally do anything so it's been quite nice choosing an outfit for the occasion rather than selecting a onesie!

I think red and black is always classic and dressy. I love red, lace dresses as they suit most people and they're easy to style. Soon as I knew I was doing a NYE outfit I knew I wanted to keep to a red and black theme. The dress and shoes are quite dainty I find, simple for all shapes. I like how I've styled this cheaper Mulberry bag from Ebay as it's nice to style on the arm and great for all the bits and bobs you have with you on the night - especially a camera! The earrings are very 'Kate Mid esque' I find which came from the dress inspiration! 
For makeup I'd add nude lips and black polish.

XO

Thursday, 26 December 2013

MUA Undressed Palette | Review


Happy Boxing Day beauties! For all of you that are back to your blog reading already because the distant family that have come down for the festive season are bugging you then I have just the post for you - an MUA review! 
Today is my birthday so happy birthday to me - a small 17 haha! I worked for a bit today and I'll update you all what I got for my birthday etc in my haul, in the new year. For now...back to the MUA review!

As you know, a while back I picked up the Undressed palette. It's something I've always had my eye on consdering I've never tried an MUA shadow and this is a much better buy than the shadows themselves. At £1 an eyeshadow but only £4 for this palette, you're basically buying 12 eyeshadows for the price of 4.. amazing!
I was obviously a bit sceptical about MUA shadows because they're an inexpensive brand and sometimes eyeshadows from cheaper brands can be a bit chalky or non existent on the colour payoff. MUA eyeshadows are very impressive letting me create my everyday smoky eye with a perfect pigment. 
These shadows blend well, they don't dropout that much so you're not left with shimmery cheeks AND you have all the shades you need in this palette to create an eye look on the go ... all day everyday. I find that these shadows apply very silky and the shimmery shades apply like a normal shadow, not a shadow dust.

With these shadows, the only con I find is that when these are newly purchased they don't apply very pigmented on the first few uses. When I first tried this out I was so disappointing and wondered what the hype was but what you have to do is use it a few times, make a bit of a shown usage in the pan and then they apply really well - I don't know why this is, but it's just something I've observed. 

On another post I'm going to be doing a FOTD featuring an eye look from this palette. There are so many looks you can create with this palette and for the £4 price tag I'm definitely trying more of the MUA palettes in the near future. 5,6,7,10 have to be my favourite shades so far. 

XO

Friday, 20 December 2013

Ebay Wishlist #1

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REPLICA CELINE BAG // ROSE JUMPER // LIPSTICK HOLDER // TECHNIC // WARM PALETTE // EIFFEL TOWER NECKLACE


Hello everyone - welcome to my new series!
After weeks of scanning Ebay sellers and Ebay shops I've worked up lists of things that I want. I never really knew Ebay had SO many bargains and dupes of things that I've been saving for so I've decided to pop them on a blog post.

Celine Bag's have been so popular lately, I feel like they look great casual or dressy but unfortunately I can't buy a proper one so a replica it is! I spotted this on Ebay and thought it looked exactly the same anyway and the nude one is lovely.

Rose Jumper I first spotted this rose jumper on someone else's blog and it looked lovely so I really want one for myself. 

Lipstick Holder I already have one of these but I need another as I'm forever hoarding lippies! They're really cheap and great for storing things.

Technic Polish I always see other bloggers talk about this one and I don't actually own a multicolor polish so this would look good with my other collection!

Warm Palette Love these type of colours and I love palettes like this that are good for everyday so I might make a purchase on this!

Eiffel Tower Necklace This is super cheap and I thought it'd look cute! Not seen anything like this in the shops either.

XO

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What Fragrances Am I Lusting For? | Scent Wishlist #1

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ELIE SAAB PERFUME - EAU TOILETTE SCENT
BURBERRY BODY
VERA WANG BE JEWELED
GUCCI PREMIERE
GUCCI RUSH
GUCCI GUILTY
Hello and welcome to the first of my fragrance series! As you may know, or not, I always mention how I work in the Perfume Shop and over the last few months my perfume knowledge and facts have improved to a better standard than what I started with. I must be honest, I always focused on makeup and beauty rather than perfumes - I would always be saying 'if I like it, I'll wear it' but now I smell different scents and I know other perfumes that smell similar, whether they're more pricey or not. 

I thought it'd be a good idea to tell you all about the scents I've been smelling at work and which ones I really want to purchase - maybe this will give you a better idea of ones to get yourself or maybe a small insight into what scents are what! I really hope you enjoy my first post - remember to comment below and tell me what scents you're using at the moment!

Elie Saab, Le Parfum (Eau De Toilette) | As most of you may know, Eau De Toilette is cheaper because it's not as powerful and doesn't last as long. Most scents are the same but just come in two ranges (Parfum and Toilette) and some perfumes like Jimmy Choo, Lady Million and Elie Saab come in Parfum and Toilette but these smell different because they have a few different ingredients to make the perfume last longer than the toilette.
For this Elie Saab perfume I prefer the Toilette - it's lighter and I can smell a different ingredient to the Parfum which I think is a lot citrusy. I really like this and it's one that I've never really bothered to try before but I smelled it in Glamour magazine now I love it!

Radiant, voluptuous, addictive
The top note opens on a sun-kissed, radiant orange blossom, as an ode to light.
The middle note develops into a jasmine absolute, a legendary flower in perfumery, imparting voluptuousness and elegance to the fragrance. It combines with a pure, modern patchouli heart.
The base note unfolds into a cedar woody accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the honey rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note...

Elie Saab perfume comes in a gift set for £55.50 / 50ml £48.50 / 30ml £33.50 

Burberry Body EDP | I've only just started using this one too! It's very different to Elie Saab, although it's very girly and subtle. I don't like strong scents like Opium and Estee Lauder, I like musky, vanilla scents and Burberry Body is perfect for this. I love the bottle and the case, it's very simple yet something nice for your handbag. This comes in a parfum only and it's not strong at all - the only thing is it doesn't last very long even though it's an EDP.

Burberry Body is a feminine and effortlessly sensual fragrance with an eclectic combination of refined ingredients.
The scent has top notes of fresh green absinthe, illuminating elegant peach and refined freesia.
The floral bouquet of natural rose absolute and iris blends gently with subtle warm tones of sandalwood to form the heart notes.
Woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber and musk compose the base.

Burberry Body comes in a 35ml for £44.50 / 60ml £54.50

Be Jeweled Vera Wang EDP | I never thought I'd like this until a customer asked me to test it for them - I then realised it's a pleasant scent. It's not something on the top of my wishlist but it's a scent it'd most likely purchase if it went on an offer. I really like Vera Wang bottles, I've liked them ever since I was younger - they're as cute as Marc Jacobs! This scent is slightly strong when first sprayed but it does settle into a sweeter, lighter scent. I find it hard to define what things actually make this scent up though... 

A radiant fruity floral that shines inside and out. 

Be Jeweled comes in a 30ml for £33.50 / 50ml £44.50

Gucci Premiere EDP | I'd say this is a very grown up scent and probably one for the evenig time. I find this quite a woody, classy scent.. something that would last all night. It's very musky which I like but does contain some fruity notes. 

Being the epitome of elegance and femininity, Gucci Première is a scent that truly complements the Gucci parfums portfolio. The fragrance bursts into life as the ultimate celebration of success.

Gucci Prem comes in a 30ml for £44.50 / 50ml for £63.50

Gucci Rush | This is such a different scent, to me it smells so unproffesionally of 'Red Bull'! I find that older AND younger ladies come in and ask for this so it's definitely an all round scent. I'd say it's an 100% fruity scent and contains things like Jasmine, Peach, Freesia and Vanilla. 

A trip, a ride, a thrill, wickedly cool and temptingly addictive, Gucci Rush is an intoxicating, mysterious oriental floral. An addictive combination of California Gargenia, South African freesia and coriander seeds, Gucci Rush combines vanilla, java patchouli and bourbon vetiver to render you powerless to resist the temptation.

Gucci Rush 50ml is on sale at the moment for only £29.99

Gucci Guilty | I remember being instantly in love with this when I smelled a sample a few months back. The mens one is actually very nice too and very popular. This is definitely an oriental scent which is a little fruity. I like the bottle too, it's quite different and I think it's a good looking bottle for a dressing table! 

Indulge yourself in moments of guilty pleasure, and feel the freedom of going slightly beyond social conventions, the thrill of staying in control while you're pushing your own boundaries.
A sensual and distinct scent for a woman that likes to express how unique and sexy she is.


Gucci Guilty starts at £39.50

*All information and prices are from ThePerfumeShop. Prices may change and vary at any time so make sure you check in store or on the website at www.theperfumeshop.co.uk*

XO

Monday, 16 December 2013

The Christmas Tag


Do you prefer a real or synthetic tree?
I have a synthetic one but I'd love to have a real one next christmas maybe!

You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you order?
Nothing, I don't go to coffee shops! I'd love a festive drink though, I'd love to try one!

What's your favourite colour scheme for the tree?
We have some multicolor lights, purple and red baubles and some silver tinsel. My tree would consist of white/sparkly baubles and white lights. 

Giving Or Receiving?
I detest when people say 'I hate receiving, it's all about giving' when really it's not.. I like both, I love selecting things for people and watch their faces light up and I also love receiving because it shows people also chose something for me AND I'm a cosmetic addict so the more the better, haha!

To Mince Pie or To Not?
Make them...YES! Eat them?... bleugh, no!

Traditional Christmas dinner?
Quorn peppered steak and vegetables!

Christmas Fashion?
Christmas day means the onesie! I've never gone out on xmas day or got dressed purely because it's always me, mum and dad and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Your Christmas Song?
I like them all! I can't choose!:(

Your Christmas Film?
None... I don't watch films!! But,  do like The Polar Express. It's the first Christmas film I watched so I love it.

Presents before or after Lunch?
Before! We don't have lunch we just have dinner and I open everything soon as I wake up!

XO

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A Pre Christmas Haul


Hello everyone! I'm back with a haul today and I've finally taken some time out to photograph some purchases. I keep saying this but I'm definitely slacking on the blogging front and I always seem to purchase things and then slack on a haul so as always, I apologise but my excuse HAS to be the lighting! I get home from work somedays at around 3pm and it's nearly dark and my room isn't the best for daylight so it's ever so difficult to the picture take - last year was simple when I had no schedule to live by! 

This haul is exciting I suppose.. the last one of 2013 and it includes some best loved products from bloggers that I just NEEDED to buy! Most of these products I've actually tried already but I'll be reviewing them in a different post.

Face 
Match Perfection Foundation Savers are excellent for Rimmel goodies, I picked this up for under £5 and I used this all  the time a few months back so I decided to repurchase. I've got a foundation collection going on at the moment so it's worthwhile making a repurchase but now as I'm using Fit Me I don't think I like this as much as I used to. The coverage is slightly less than Fit Me so I mix this in a bit with my current foundation.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer I couldn't find the Collection one so I quickly purchased this in London at midnight when the store was closing... I've used it a bit but I'll need to use it a bit more to tell you what I think. All in all I do think this is a better concealer than the MUA one. 
Bourjois Bronzer I've said thousands of times I'm going to get this so I've caved in! The smell is sort of nice, bareable... I've used this a bit and it's a good bronzer but it just doesn't show up on my skin?! I've popped my brush on the bronzer so much to build it up but I just can't get it to show up!? I'm into controuring at the moment and my £1 2True bronzer works better than this... anyone had this problem!?
MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist I've never tried a fixing mist and for the price this was probably an impulse buy but I'll give it a go and tell you what I think!
Bourjois Bronzing Primer I saw this on someone's blog and it looked like a good thing to try. I've never tried one before so I'm waiting for new brushes to apply this with. I think I might have to practice with it first to get the finish I want.
Ebay Beauty Blender Dupe I picked this up on Ebay after seeing it everywhere! I use a brush for foundation but sometimes it doesn't look flawless and sometimes it does a bit streaky so I decided to purchase one of these for REALLY cheap! link
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter I won this at work months ago and I've just received it! I seriously cannot wait to use it! My first ever YSL product!

Eyes
Scandaleyes Liner I love the thin applicator of this, I've been using this so much and love how it can be built up for a thick line or swiped over the eye simply for basic definition. I like how it isn't too pricey either - another good Rimmel product!
MUA Lash Boom Mascara I love this! Perfect applicator, very different and works with my lashes perfectly.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Mascara I love this mascara too, big wand but not clumpy on the lashes. It's a weightless mascara too which I love, I can wear it all day and it doesn't irritate my eyes.
Bourjois Colour Edition 24 hour Shadows I bought this when I went on my Bourjois spree - I decided I wanted to compare these with the Maybelline ones. I haven't tried it a lot so I'll keep you updated. I picked mine up in a light bronze shade. 
The Body Shop Shadow Mon Cherry I never use purple shadows but I LOVE this blended into my crease with a little bit of bronze shadow to keep it natural! I love how I can add some colour to my everyday smokey eye and it looks so good. Definitely using this in a FOTD soon!
MUA Undressed Palette I've been using this everyday for my perfect eye look. I love using the shimmery bronzes for a festive smokey look - perfect palette in my opnion!

Lips 
MUA Luxe Lip Laquer Funk I LOVE this shade! It doesn't bleed, doesn't smudge and it stays put ALL day at work even if I eat/drink! Definitely getting more shades as soon as I can - I love them.
Kate 01 Lipstick I love the Kate lippies and I was looking for 107 wine red but I couldn't find it so I decided to get this shade. It's very similar and looks great in the winter. 
Topshop Nevada Lipstick Yep, hooked on Topshop lippies at the moment.. this is the third in my collection and it's something different in my complete lipstick collection - it's a pale, peachy nude which I have to have a play with first because I can sometimes look really 'not right' when I have pale lipsticks on so I need to have a play round then I'll report back!
Barry M Touch Of Magic Lippie Yep, I finally purchased this after many mentions! It's just a basic pink lipstick which is unique to everyone. It matches your PH balance to give you a unique pink. When I tried it on the other day it was a pretty hot pink. 
Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub Such a novelty item but I'm copying the rest of the #bbloggers! I love the smell of this and it works quite well so I don't mind spending £5 for this because it's actually something that works in my collection.

Other
The Body Shop Cranberry Linen/Body Spray I wouldn't usually purchase something like this but because it's winter I love the scent so I've decided to 'Winter my room up a bit' with this spray.. I got it for half price so it's not a big purchase - I've been wearing it to work a lot too anyway!
The Body Shop Gingerbread Candle Oil I haven't use this yet but I definitely am through the Christmas period! I'm a little disappointed because it smells more of lemon than Gingerbread men but it's a nice scent so I'm happy with my bedroom purchase!
Yankee Candle Apple Spice Potpourri This smells so wintery which I love! It goes well with the cranberry spray! I bought a vanilla one which burns lovely but I used it before I pictured it... oopsie!
Snow Fairy Shower Gel A Christmas essential! This is the first year I've actually shopped at Lush for Christmas, I always forget to go in there but this year I definitely wanted Snow Fairy so I got the shower gel!
Lush Candy Mountain I've heard a few people mention this so when I saw it in store I decided to purchase as I loved the scent and the design was good so I need to use it!
Lush Think Pink My first ever Lush bath bomb has been repurchased 3 years later haha! I never shop in Lush but the first time I did this was the one. I love the flowers and the concept of the bath bomb so I've decided to give it another go!
Mango Shower Gel Not sure if I featured this in my last haul so I've popped it on this one just in case!
Cartier Inspired Bangle I saw this on Maria Fowler's insta page and I fell in love with it! I only paid £6 for mine - I think it's beautiful. I love the simplicity of it and I've been pairing mine with jumpers!

XO

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Tag | 40 Beauty Questions

Photo is from weheartit and although I personally edited it, if it belongs to you I'm willing to remove or give credit where due.
Hello!
Today I've decided to do a tag. I'm in a tag sort of mood and I don't really have any beauty related things to blog about. 
I've decided to do '40 Beauty Questions' as I saw it on Youtube from ages ago so it's not really a new tag but it's something to keep me occupied for a while, ha!

SKINCARE |
Q How many times do you wash your face daily? I wash my face around 2 times a day. In the morning, when I wake up and before makeup and then at night, when I take my makeup off.
Q What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Definately oily. It's something you'll hear me moan about a lot. I'm so glad cleansers and matte powders exist! 
Q What is your current facial wash? I'm actually using a Wilko exfoliating one. I need to get myself a new one but I'm searching about the shops for a good one at the moment! I've just finished my Elemis Peach one so I may have to purchase it again.
Q Do you exfoliate? Yeah, I do. I do it once every two days and my face feels a lot lighter and gets rid of all the unwanted oils. 
Q What brand do you use? I use Elemis/wilko at the moment. 
Q What moisturizer do you use? Again, Elemis! I use the day and the night one, two times a day. 
Q Do you have freckles? I actually do! I never knew I did until the sun brought them out. They're not strong, at all, but I think they're really cute. I love them!
Q Do you use eye cream? Not really, no...
Q Do you or did you have acne prone skin? My skin's been really good to me. I've never suffered with acne, I get a few spots or whiteheads every now and then but they're managable. I'm lucky *touches wood*.

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use? At the moment, Match Perfection. Rimmel.
-How about concealer? MUA cover and conceal, but not all the time.
-Do you know your undertone color? Yellow, I think, I'm not pink...
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? Love them. I wish I could apply them well!
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? I do know, but I'm not going to throw away something that has a lot in.. so if it's past 3 months, I'll continue use. I'm fine with it and so are my eyes so it's ok!
-What brand of mascara do you use? I have a few! My fave at the moment has to be Lash Accelerator endless by Rimmel but for an everyday one, NYC Showtime.
-Sephora or MAC? MAC! Never been to Sephora...
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? I don't.
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? All brushes, not sure about tools?
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? This reminded me that I have a primer in my collection and it's only been used once.. I completely forgot I had one... I'll start using it!
-For the face? I have two but I don't use them because I feel like they don't work well for me:-(
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? I love bronze shades/ nudes/ browns.. they're easy to apply. 
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? I do sometimes. I need to master the wing!
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Hardly ever.
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? They're great but they go everywhere.
-Do you use mineral makeup? Never.
-What is your favorite lipstick? I have a few, I can't decide!!
-How about lipgloss? At the moment, my 2true one. It was in my faves not so long ago.
-What is your favorite blush to use? My MUA/Natural Collection one. I hardly wear blush, though..
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? Never. I have a palette from there but never bought makeup there.
-Do you like drugstore makeup? Ofcourse...
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets) No?
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? I'm doing a makeup artistry course in January so I'll be taught professionally then!
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? No...
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? I'm not really sure, who am I to judge!
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? I like both.
-Which celebrity always has great make up? I love the ladies from TOWIE. I know that's controversial but I think they always look gorgeous. 
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Mascara.
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? I couldn't go far, but I could do it sometimes.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Some days, depends how my skin is! I don't look amazing though..
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? I seriously like anything drugstore.
-What do you think of Makeup?? Ofcourse, I love it.

I hope you enjoyed this tag! It was a bit long but I enjoyed filling it out. I hope you have had a brilliant weekend too, happy Monday!

If you do this tag, please leave the link below and I'll have a read!
Zofia
XO

Friday, 6 December 2013

December Wishlist

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CANDY CANE SHOWER GEL
SNOW FAIRY LUSH SHOWERGEL
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LAQUERS
SCANDALEYES THICK AND THIN LINER
SUEDE BOOTS
THE BODY SHOP FULL COVERAGE FACE BASE

Candy Cane Shower Gel I really want to try this or find a cheaper alternative. I love the look of this and I wonder what the scent is like - candy cane at Christmas is perfect!

Snow Fairy Shower Gel I've actually managed to purchase this, this week so I need to use it over Christmas and pop it on a haul post! I love the scent and I lost my Snow Fairy virginity last christmas so this year was a must! I really need another 'Snow Fairy wand' too!

Mua Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers I've been very spendaholic this week and I've bought Funk in this haha! They're lovely on the lips so I'll pop them in a haul!

Scandaleyes Thick And Thin Liner I actually debated buying this but I was unsure of the two types of applicator. I might actually make a purchase but I'm unsure if I'll get on with it!

Suede Boots I saw these in Tesco, actually, and I fell in love! They're £27 but I love the detail..does anyone know where I could get a cheaper pair maybe?

The Body Shop Full Coverage Base Really need to try some full coverage face products.. even my Colorstay doesn't cover me up! I really like the look of this so I may pop in for a swatch.

XO

Monday, 2 December 2013

November Empties


Batiste Wild Dry Shampoo | I'm a 50/50 lover of dry shampoo, I either love it on some days or hate it - I liked using this because the scent was lovely and it helped me through some bad hair days! I repurchased another can but not of the same scent.

Wilko Blackcurrant Shower Gel | I normally hate fruity scents but this was really nice to use. They're really inexpensive so I need to pick up a few more.

Nivea Double Effect Deoderant | This was really nice to use - Just a basic!

Mum And Me Bath Wash | I received this as a freebie in the post and wasn't sure how to use it..so I used it to wash my makeup brushes! It made them lovely and smooth...

Face Wipes | I always use these to remove makeup - just another basic!

Tesco Nail Polish Remover | Same as above!

Sanctuary Foaming Soak | I love the scent of these, I have so many more little minis to use which is good!

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off | My favourite freebie from Montagne! I loved this one the most!

XO

Saturday, 30 November 2013

NOTW | Pink Polka



I absolutely LOVE my nails this week! I really do!
This week I've gone for some nail art in the form of polka dots. I love pink and white together and this pink colour is lovely. It's an LA colours polish called 'Frill' and it's a bright pink - not Autumn suitable but nevermind!

The white polka dots really bring out the pink and make it 'pop'. I love this polish as it takes a while to chip and it's a good bargain for £1!

XO

Thursday, 28 November 2013

November Favourites


Hello beauties! Another post for you tonight, lucky you!
Favourites time again - December is greeting us again on Sunday...can't believe it! This month I've been trying SO many new beauty goodies with you so I'll have to give them a mention soon but for now here are my November best loves!

Yankee Candle Cinnmon Stick So autumnal! I loved burning this one and I think I kept it burning for the whole day. It wasn't a strong or sickly smell it was subtle but you could smell it really well. I loved the woody scent of it - all I needed was a fire and some marshmallows! 

Kate Moss 105 Lippie I've finally got to love this and I've been using it more than my pink 107 lately which is a shock! I love the lasting power and the lovely fushia shade. Definitely a November favourite!

FIT Me Foundation Love the coverage, love the shade I use and I love the application. It gives me such a nice complexion and I love the way 210 makes me look a lot more healthier yet it doesn't make me look 'orange'. I love how this lasts most of the day too.

Body Shop Almond Hand Cream I love the scent of this, it's really sweet. I like how the lotion sets into my hands without staying sticky. Perfect for the chilly weather too!

Colgate Max White One Toothpaste I don't really feature things like this but I've enjoyed using this because my mouth/teeth feel a lot fresher to the ordinary Colgate. Lovely!

XO

Current Skincare Products


Hello everyone!
I've been trying a few skincare products lately and thought I'd show my current ones and what I think of them. I don't have a big skincare routine so I only have a range of 3 to chat about.

Skinology Face Wash I use this to wash my face in the morning for a fresh canvas and in the evenings to remove makeup. I love it and I use it daily - it's perfect and really suits my skin. I love the light teatree scent too. 

Loreal Miscellar Water 50/50 reviews on this. I will be doing a big review as I said the other day but it's definitely a 50/50 product. I like how it removes my makeup but I think it's breaking me out a bit. I use this everyday as my all round cleanser but for the hype/price I see no different to my £1 cleanser from wilko...

Palmers Exfoliating scrub/Lotion I use the scrub once a week to remove oils etc and I find that it's an ok little size to use. It's quite heavy - I wouldn't say it was gentle and the smell isn't too fab but I like how the grains make me feel smooth but I have to use this carefully. I like the lotion to use at the end of a face wash to cool and soothe my skin.

XO

Sunday, 24 November 2013

NOTW | Glamour Glitter


Hello again!
NOTW time yet again, don't the days pass us by so fast?!
This weeks polish is from NYC and Nails Inc. I LOVE these nails as they're really girly and shimmery - see, I do prefer light colours to dark ones!

I think these could be quite nice over the christmas period if you're not into reds/blacks. I really like NYC polishes, especially this one as it sets well and they always feature on my blog. I love the effect I used which is 'Glamour Glitter' from Nails Inc which is a polish from Glamour magazine, I'm not too sure if you can buy it in shops. 
I love this glitter as it's really sparse but applied smoothly in an even layer. 

XO

Friday, 22 November 2013

Celebrity Style | Dress Like Lucy Meck

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THREE FLOOR LUCY MECK DRESS
LOREAL QUAD
NEW LOOK CLUTCH
NEW LOOK EARRINGS
MAC PRETTY PLEASE LIPSTICK
NEW LOOK NUDE PATENT HEEL


Evening!
Tonight I'm starting a new series of posts. I'm not too sure if these will become a proper series on Little Miss Prada xo or if I'm doing them when I feel like it - I'm not too sure about other Celebrity Style's so we'll have to see if anything else catches my eye for a future post.

If you're a regular reader of Little Miss Prada xo then you may know that I do 'How I'd Style' posts with outfit ideas. Normally, them ideas are based on what I've seen in magazines or television so I thought it's be a good idea to show you all how I might be able to recreate a celebrities outfit for a good price. I think I've started this at a good time of the year considering it'll soon be party season!

Tonight's Celeb Style is all down to Lucy Meck. If you're from the UK and you watch TOWIE you will all know Lucy! Lucy is *or was* Mario's ex fiancee and her style is very popular with TOWIE viewers. I always notice on Twitter how Lucy's fans ask about what she wore on the show or what she wore to an event and the dress that I'm basing the post on tonight is one that MANY people have been questioning! There are many dupes on Ebay and many pictures on Google Images and the Daily Mail of her wearing it and it's definitely a dress I've been loving. 

This dress is from 'Three Floor' a brand that I've never actually seen before but after visiting there website I noticed they do other bits and bobs like Jumpsuits and dressy pieces. The style of this dress has been put into other dresses to - IE: the blue lace design.
I decided to have a browse on the web for a cheaper one and I've found one on Ebay for around £30 - most likely VERY cheaper than the actual Lucy dress *link*. I found a few other pieces to go with it too, the shoes are from New Look and you know me, I love a New Look piece for their affordability and shoes are always something New Look deliver on - so these are a small heeled nude patent pump which are very similar to Lucy's. I've added some small diamante earrings and a nude clutch, also from New Look. I know that the clutch is very different from the one Lucy is pictured with but I couldn't find an exact one - I think this one goes very nice anyway.
For makeup, I think this eye quad and MAC lipstick are very similar to what Lucy has on.

XO
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