Friday, 10 August 2012

Nails This Week!

My nails this week!

For the look I used;
MUA £1 nailpolish shade16
NYC glitter polish in lights-camera-glitter £1.75
LA colors nail polish in Energy Source 99p

I love glitter!

What I used to create them, including clear coat, this added a shine

Finished look!
Hey! Ive used my MUA nail polish to create a really pretty, summery, girly look and I love it! 
So ill explain how I created them, its not too difficult and ill explain what I like/dislike etc..the usual!
I used MUA nail polish that I bought the other day, this is shade 16 and its such a lovely bubblegum color which actually matches my Nicki Minaj MAC lipstick! It applies so well, and makes my nails look long for some reason?! I really like it, like I said in the haul post, its worth every penny in the pound! Im defo going to buy again!
Moving on to my ring finger; ive never really done a different color for this finger but ive seen it as a bit of a trend recently and it takes some getting used to but its pretty. I applied my LA colors nail polish shown above which I like, 2 coats gives a lovely,thick white. Worth the money too. I then applied the glitter nail polish on the top which adds some bling/glitz to the pink/white which looks amazing! I added a clear coat to the top of the nails to make the glitter shiny and to make the pink really shiny too. Definitely would do this look again!
What nails do you have this week?
Lots of love..

July Favourites

My July favourites, this months gone super fast!

The No7 primer swatch.

Great for the price..

The first left color..

..second one left - the last one..
Hello! ..again!
So this post is about my July favourites. I recorded this video and re-recorded this video on YouTube earlier in the week, so the video is done but I thought I would add a post to here telling you all my favourites too. I like to add to both.
My July faves consist of things I use in summer or have recently been using.
My summer faves consist of;

  • LA colors palette. This is from Beauty Base in Westfield-Shepards Bush. It was 98p I think, but dont take my word for it.. I got it a while back! As you can see from the swatches, its really pigmented and for near £1 people might look and think 'its cheap, its rubbish' but looking at the swatches, I hope its changed your mind because although its cheap, its still really good. I would use this a lot in the sunny/warm weather because its bronzy shades would really suit the sun and they're very shimmery so its a bonus. It come with an applicator which really pacts on the color. Then, using a blending brush, you could really achieve a nice summery, daytime, smoky look using light/dark bronzes.
  • My next fave is the Cats Eyes Colossal mascara from Maybelline. I love this and love the applicator. As I said on my YouTube video, it really curls the lashes without an eyelash curler (which Ive never used and never plan to). Its lasted a long while, had it since Christmas 2011. I think its great for the summer because it defines eyes and sets fast so its not liquid form when you're out and about. I love the packaging. I use this alot and its always applied on me so I would totally buy again.. I love all Maybelline mascaras. This was about £8.
  • No7 shine free primer is the next one. Im mixed opinioned on this because its good, keeps me matte for like 30 mins and then i get oily, I prefer to use loose powder now, but I might try using loose powder with this as I havent yet. I like this, thats why its in my faves but sometimes it can leave white lines if it not blended enough. This can happen when it dries on the face too. Id only get this again if I got the no7 vouchers, like how I purchased it before. Its good for summer as it should keep most people matt and not oily skinned. Its £11 to buy.
  • Next is Next's Just Pink lipbalm. Ive used half of this since Christmas 2012, an old friend got me it and I really like it. It came with the rollerball Just Pink perfume and it smells lovely. I dont know how much this is and should be in there winter time, unless they stock it all year. Its good to keep lips moist and is a good alternative to heavy lipstick or a thick lipgloss.
  • Ive already reviewed the So...? Brit spray before so, Im not really going to go on about it because its a bit boring to keep repeating. But, I love this because its good for out-and-about to keep fresh. Its also really fresh&fruity and i would buy it again! £1 from Boots, Tesco etc.
  • Garnier Fructis! This is great. I got this a few weeks back and use it for every wash. It keeps my hair going until it gets oily (which is really fast, every other day) and it smells a bit apples.. but its really good and keeps hair shiny so Im not moaning about the smell! It didnt make my hair glossy or anything but it did make straightening easy, seeing as this takes a while.. Id probably buy this again, after a few weeks. (I dont like buildup!)
  • Last one.. best till last! I love this! If I didnt like saving things and keeping things for ages, this would be gone within 2 weeks! Its amazing, the smells amazing, the consistency is amazing.. just.. amazing! Beauty Base is where I got it, I think it was 98p and I said this on Youtube but looking back, I think it was £1.75.. I really cant remember. But, under running water it foams up so fast and you can smell it really well too. Its good as a shower gel or just to apply to skin in the bath. You can smell it afterwards on your skin too, I just LOVE the coconut smell of it! Definately going to buy this again. (Daaaaaad! *angel face*)
So yeah, they're my July favourites and I cant believe how fast this year is going. Only seems like last month it was snowing and I was getting the Christmas tree ready! I feel so old haha!
What things did you like in July?! Post below if you like, id love to know!
Lots of love..

MUA Mini Haul!

Products with their applicators.
swatches. L-R..
MUA lipstick in shade13 £1,
MUA nail polish in shade 16, £1.
MUA eyeliner in shade 5, £1.
MUA lipgloss in shade 3, £1.

The products  I bought.

Hello! So, I know my blog looks a little different with layout and stuff and how pictures are set out, this is because im just changing it about a bit, I think this looks a bit better than how pictures were cluttered together before, so bare with me! 
Ive not posted in a while, simply because there wasnt much to post about, but, I have been on YouTube a lot so, Ill be posting a lot more on here soon.. I just havent been shopping!
But, Ive got a little haul for you, just an MUA one!
So I had £4 to spend, I got a little bit of money off dad, just because I helped him do something haha!
I thought 'Ill get something worth it from MUA!' as I always know if i have £1+ of spare cash, its always nice to get quality and to get something to add to the collection.
I bought these shown above which are all £1 and include; 
MUA lipstick in shade13 £1, 
MUA nail polish in shade 16, £1.
MUA eyeliner in shade 5, £1.
MUA lipgloss in shade 3, £1

My favourite thing that I bought is them all! But I especially LOVE the lipstick! Ive been looking for a shade like this for aaaages and I didnt know MUA did a nice shade like this because on the internet its a dark red?! So go in store to look and not online!!
Its a lot like a MAC shade I wanted & saw but didnt want to pay the £14 price tag.. so Ive saved £13 by just waiting to go into Superdrug. I really think MUA are worth the money and exactly like top brands.
Anyway, moving on to explain.
Starting off with the lipgloss; I think this is a great product for £1. Its great just to have some shimmer on the lips. I dont think its mega pigmented or a big burst of color but, you can tell you have a nice shade on the lips. Ever used glossy tubes lipgloss? Ones that squeeze out of the tube without an applicator? Well its a little like that, because the glossy tubes I have are very shimmery and very transparent. Im not overly keen about the smell, its sickly and vanilla smelling. Some of you might love this and think 'mmmm!' personally I dont like vanilla scent but you might so thats a personal opinion! Overall though, I would buy other shades (the other 5) which only comes to £6.. amazing in my opinion! 
Moving on to the eyeliner; Not much to say about this really! But, I think its a well designed product. Youv might read this and think 'what? its just an eyeliner:s?' but the applicator is amazing! Ive always been used to a thick liquid eyeliner brush that dries out easily and doesnt really look nice. This is such a dark black and looks pigmented on, normally eyeliner goes dry on me and goes a grey color, but I love this and the applicator is lovely and thin and I tried doing a winged look for the first time and successfully done it, just because the applicator is perfect! Definately buy this again, maybe in another color to!? (just not the green!)
Next one; The nail polish. 3 words.. oh my god. I LOVE this! I have 3 other MUA nail polishes (all the £1 ones) and ive liked them, they're pretty but this one.. I want 50 of them hahaha! * exaggerates*. Purely because the color is to die for and its so barbie/pink/girly/bubblegum and with a clear coat looks amazing and so shiny.. mum also has this on and she loves it, we've been looking for a shade like this for ages, during the summer, and we finally found it and she loves it saying it suits long/short nails for any outfit. I agree with this! And, looks good for the sun! I added a bit of glitter on a white nail polish (as you can see) on my ring finger.. the white and the pink go sooo well! Seriously, £1, i recommend you to buy this! 
Everything that I bought, I would 100% buy again! For £4.. how can you go wrong?
I hope you like new layout of photos and stuff, I think it looks neater so yeah.. 
And, I hope you enjoyed this post too!
Lots of love..

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Ways to have Eyemakeup in the Summer.

Ways to have Eyemakeup in the Summer.

Okay so I was scanning about on Polyvore again, I havent been on in ages and I love creating things that match on there, you can follow me here - and I do follow back and stuff.
So, I thought I would just do a little post on ways that you could do summer eye makeup. I love summer for all the greens, blues, yellow's, bright colors etc to be worn. Greens/blues suit my eyes/skin color if they're worn in the right ways. So, im just going to go through the best/worst things to do with eye makeup in the summer! I hope you enjoy this post as, I havent posted in a few days.
  • Dont opt for big eyes, big lips. You can wear your makeup in any way you want but one of the rules I hate seeing girls do is have big, drama filled lips and their eyes are shimmery, glittery and really highlighted. It takes away the definition of your face and looks really overdone. I make this mistake a lot, I admit.. but if you like following beauty rules, follow this one especially!
  • Next one, I think that you should add some dark navys and some blacks but, dont overdo it..  its summer so be bold&bright not bold&dark. I have the odd dark color added into my eyes for definition, but not dark eye makeup like black eyeshadow for a really charcoal/smoky look.
  • Its nice to have a bit of shimmer. I dont like having a really glittery face but having a bit of dazzle dust or something added to your lid/crease can look really pretty in the summer, Im starting to like shimmery shadows, if they're not overdone.
  • So moving on.. simple.. dont over do it! Ive said this in the past 3, its a big rule. Summer is all about fun colors, fun looks and things but having big blue eyemakeup and silvery glittery eyeliner really doesnt define your looks and make you stand out for good reasons.. If you're going for blue eyes then go for it, just make sure the right shade of blue matches hair/skin and eye color and the rest of the makeup you're going for!
  • Golds and silvers can be really nice for the eyes, light silvers of course, its summer! I suggest wearing silvers and golds with a nice winged eyeliner or something for the evening, daytime might look a little dark, but really it is up to you!
  • So, they're just a few little hints&tips I use.. I am NOT a pro like I say a lot but my blog is all about what I like to use and I hope it helps you. 


Monday, 30 July 2012

A Week Of Hair Repair - By Mum!

A week of hair repair – If you are a person that has had highlights and after two days of being to the hairdresser you feel that you hair is really dry and feels brittle, Mum recommends Andrew Bartons ‘Blondes have more fun’ hair repair sachet. This is available from ASDA for £1 or in other stores in a bigger amount. For those who just want to try it out first like Mum did, then we recommend the sachet first. Mum says 100% that she would buy this again even in a bigger amount for full price. Mum says in between the hair repair once a week sachet she recommends using VO5 Give me moisture conditioner with any shampoo you choose. Hair will feel restored. At the end of the week or for a special night out, Mum used 3 minute Aussi hair repair sachet £1 from boots with your own shampoo to fully restore hair. Mums hair is now back to full condition by just spending £3 on hair correction. This is a good way to restore hair after heat or dye or bleach.  Mum prefers Andrew Barton more than the Aussie one because it left her hair feeling salon style and a lot lighter!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

This weeks Boots Mag! As you know from my last post and my last YouTube video on this, you know I like this magazine! I like it because it has so many beauty things, tips, offers etc and its free! 
I like updating you with everything so I like to do posts on this, I hope you like them!
Its a summery makeup edition in my opinion, last time it was full of summer/tanning and Im not going on holiday, so I got jealous!!
I like this issue because its full of tips I actually use, like face cleansing tips and makeup tips specially for summer. I like this issue and yet to read though it so there isnt much to say, but, if you have an advantage card, get it!
Lots of Love xxx

I thought I would update you on the Makeup I wore for London. I applied a bit of everything I suppose! So I just thought I would show you.
So, thats the eye makeup i used from my 120 MAC Palette. My dress was greenish so I thought these were pretty. I applied my gel liner from Maybelline and my colossal mascara from Maybelline too. For my top lashes I applied Barry M Wink pen. 
I used my Rimmel 8hour lasting foundation and Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral.
As you can tell, all the rest is in the pictures!
Lots of Love xxx

I went to London at the weekend and I thought Id update you what I wore! So, on the left, 3rd down, Thats my dress and necklace (ignore my dad!).
I wore my denim jacket from Primark - £15. I love the button detail aswell, I think its pretty. These are the flip flops I wore too, I think they were £5 from Primark but dont take my word for it. The part where it goes over your foot, it has plastic flowers with gold middles, these are so pretty and dont look like only £5! 
My dress was from Step Up, im not sure what Towns/Cities have these shops, Peterborough does though. I dont really shop in there but I couldnt help but just leave this in the shop! Its floral with a black background and is a maxi dress. It has a belt type style thing round the middle, this really sets the dress off. 

Nails This Week

So I normally do my nails this week post/ YouTube video and these are my nails this week!
It was sunny in the week, unfortunately its not anymore and my dress was black/floral/green/red anyway, so i decided to have these nails. As you can see, these are the polishes I used to create them. You probably know about these anyway as I've reviewed them all and they're recently bought. The one in the bottom left was bought from westfield recently and I have only used it the once on this look. Its such a lovely polish and created the perfect summer sparkle in blue. I really like these nails, hopefully they keep the sun out!
Lots of Love xxx

Vitamin C Powder Review

Okay so.. I read online that using Vitamin C powder strips hairdye, especially red. So, I tried it because I have had my hair dyed red since this time last year and its kind of fading now into a light red/ginger/light brown color. I miss my natural hair and would really like to go back to it. So, I tried using this and im just going to say what I did, what it turned out like etc. 
I started off by putting the whole (yes the whole) pot of powder into a pot with the same amount of shampoo, so it was half and half. I used an old pot, like a plastic pot and got myself a spoon to mix the two products together. You can use any shampoo you want, maybe using a moisture shampoo that keeps hair smooth, this powder can dry it out. I then applied it to my hair like I would any shampoo, although it feels really grainy like a scrub! I got a carrier bag, like a Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury one etc and put it on my head and tied it to the back. Making sure ALL hair was covered.
I waited an hour to let it soak, and rinsed it out. I appled conditioner after and rinsed that out.
The outcome - Well.. nothing happened. It went a lighter color slightly, but nothing actually happened, there was no major difference and I applied two of these 50 gram pots on my hair. I wont be doing this again and I dont really recommend it..
Lots of Love xxx

So...? Brit Review

Just a quick post, so much to show you! I was in Tesco on Friday and So...? sprays were on offer. I thought, I need to get one because Ive seen a few reviews on YouTube and on blogs I follow and just picked it up.. only £1!
I also need to pick up the perfume of this, now as I know I like it. 
Its such a fresh smell, like most of the So...? sprays are anyway. Its very summery and fits well with Olympics/Britain/Jubilee with the Union Jack sign and the title!
Its a mix of fruity/fresh, but its quite hard to tell what it consists of. 
The website says 'Classically the scent opens into delicate blooms of English Rose and Peony, followed by a warm heart of Amber, Cranberry and finishing with a burst of Vanilla and Iris.' And, you can really smell the vanilla/cranberry, like I say.. its fruity. 

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Review

Before we start.. sorry for the no makeupness! I just really wanted to share my love for this, so I needed a picture of it on the skin. 
I got this as a free sample here - everyone gets one, you just have to sign up.. no registration required, just enter your details.
You get 3 reasonable size sachets and these contain the perfect size amount.. some for the next day too! Depends how many you need. They come in 'Light' but, this shade is perfect for most people.. its very yellow undertoned.
I applied it on and at first it seemed like in the sachet was too much but once you blend it in and properly work it into the skin, it goes on well. 
Its very liquidy at first and feels like it would make skin oily/greasy.. it lasted the whole day without me going oily (loose powder was added to the top to set it) and it was fairly light on the skin even though I had loose powder added. I probably will buy this from shops even though the product is quite small and its fairly pricey for what it is. 
I was impressed by this!
Lots of Love xxx

Ginger Snap Bath Foam Review

I used this the other day and thought I would just post it and give my thoughts on it. I like it, it foams up well and was about £2 from a shop called 'Savers' which I shop at quite a lot, I got this for Christmas. It doesnt smell very much because its 'Ginger Snap' but its good for a quick bath.    Lots of love! Zofia xxx

Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel Review

I used this the other day, because I got it as a free sample from Covent Garden Body Shop and I really loved the smell. 
I used it and was really happy with how it came out. It lathered really well on the skin although, I couldnt smell it on my skin when I got out the bath and it didnt really seem to make a difference. But, while I was in the bath, it was nice. I probably would buy this from the shops, if I had money spare!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Last post of today!
Today, This morning, for mum, I did her makeup for work.
Mum likes grey/brown eye makeup, so I thought I would go for a nice shimmery grey.
I used the first color, 6th color, 7,8, and 9th color in the palette. Shimmery grey, light grey, shimmery light grey and a black. I done this using my MAC Pro Palette which I adore. 
I applied the white color all over the lid, using a fluff brush ( in the picture ). I then used a blending brush to blend all the white in so it wasnt so thick and bold. I then got a light grey and applied the over the white. After, I used a dark shimmery grey in the outer corner of the eye, going outward to make a little flick. This makes the eyes appear bigger. After this I used the black and went over the top of the outer corner section to make it darker. I then used a blending brush to go over the dark grey, making it a smoother looking shade instead of a big blob. I then used Colossal Cats Eye mascara from Maybelline to create the defined eyelashes. 
Just a simple look!
Lots of Love xxx
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