top ten products of twenty-ten.

Thursday 30 December 2010

As the year draws to a close and 2011 looms ever closer, I got to thinking about the year that has just past. Elections, world cups, friends, family and brand new makeup addictions have made twenty-ten a year to remember for a while. 2010 was really the year I got into makeup, got my first MAC lipstick and discovered my new found passion for all things beauty related, and of course the most important thing...

I started this blog.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continual support with this blog. As I write this, I am only 5 followers off the 500 mark, and it still baffles me to think that people actually read what I write, so... thank you ♥

So now lets get down to the nitty gritty, to the amazing products that deserve the title of my 'ten ten products of twenty-ten'...

 In no particular order...

 Sleek I-Divine Storm Palette  12 beautiful pigmented colours that can be combined multiple ways to create gorgeous natural eye looks- win!

ELF Warm Bronzer  Hands down, favourite bronzer. I love this and its a perfect colour. The lighter colour is a lovely highlight and for £3.50, who can complain?!

 Cocoa Butter Vaseline  The newcomer to the prestigious Vaseline family, this gorgeous smelling little pot of joy is sooo nice on the lips.

MAC Hue Lipstick  The aforementioned 'first MAC lipstick', this is my most beautiful lipstick, the perfect shade for me!

 2True Cheek and Lip Tint  At only £2, this is a bargain dupe for Benefit's Benetint, and I love using it underneath ELF Blush in Berry Merry to create my favorite cheek combo.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara  All time favourite mascara. Fact.

ELF Cream Eyeliner  This year I have really discovered my love for cream/gel liner, and this is my favourite at the moment, gorgeous pigmentation and easy to work with.

ELF Powder Brush  Amazing value for money and perfect for applying liquid foundation, powder, blush and all types of makeup? Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it!

No7 Blend and Contour Brush  My absolute favourite crease brush, and perfect for blending out too. Love it!

Absolutely everything and anything LUSH. This year the LUSH fiend as been released in me. Be afraid, be very afraid.

I would love to know what your 2010 favourites are!

Happy New Years! ♥

im dreaming of a white christmas.

Friday 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to my wonderful followers...

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May all your wishes come true...

christmas wishlist.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

With Christmas Day only a matter of hours away, I am getting all bouncy and excited at the thought of all those lovely goodies sitting under the tree, just taunting me to rip them open. Although Christmas is all about family, fun and friends, who doesn't love getting a treat just once a year!? So here's what I'm hoping for in my Christmas stocking...

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Urban Decay Naked Palette

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish

MAC Studio Finish Concealer


Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette
Coastal Scents Blush Palette


 Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

a new camera

and a partridge in a pear tree... ♥

it's behind you!

Sunday 19 December 2010

Pantomimes are an essential part of Christmas tradition in England. Every year during the festive season we wrap up warm in cosy woollies and the latest trends and toddle off down to the local theater to see the Christmas pantomime. Well, maybe that's just me, but I certainly feel that it is a much loved tradition to go and shout 'its behind you!' at Widow Twanky, laugh at Button's corny jokes and generally have a good ole' time watching your favourite story tales brought to life.

For those of you unsure as to what a pantomime is, it is where actors (sometimes celebrities) put on a production of much loved fairy tales like Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk etc. in a very jokey way. Its all a good laugh and everyone enjoys it, and of course they sell ice cream in the interval, nom nom nom.

I went to my local production of Aladdin last week, it was so fun and really got me into the Christmas spirit. I cannot wait for Christmas and New Year, eeeee, I'm so excited!

Here's what I wore to Aladdin ...

Top  gift from my larvvvlleyyyy sister
Skirt  Primark (£4)
Cardigan  Primark

Sleek Bad Gal Palette
Max Factor False Lash Effect
Avon Supershock Gel Liner


So who's getting into the festive spirit, only 6 days to go!?

why hello Minnie...

Friday 17 December 2010

Recently I was inspired by the amazing YouTube guru, AndreasChoice and her beautiful hairstyle tutorial here.
The look is for a gorgeous bow on top of the head, and as it was so easy and pretty, I thought it was about time I submitted myself to the 'bow hair' trend...


 Please excuse my terrible pictures, I'm hoping for a lovely new camera in my Christmas stocking!

As you can see I'm slightly useless in the hairstyle department, however I do actually really like the effect, very Minnie Mouse-esque!

Of course anything relating to Minnie requires bright red lips...

ELF Lipstick in Seductive + Vaseline

Crikey, I look pale in these pictures. Me thinks its time to whip out the St Moriz for a quick winter fake bake!

Who else has indulged themselves in the infamous bow hair trend?

X Factor, X Factor, X Factor...

Saturday 11 December 2010

Just the name makes me incredibly happy.
However, tomorrow night this years fantabulos series of The X Factor comes to a close. After months of votes, thousands of contestants, and just one Wagner, it will all be over in a matter of hours and I for one am extremely sad. Who can actually say they don't get swept up into the X Factor bubble of supporting your favourite, loathing others, and booing and cheering along with the show at home?! This year, the 3 firm favourites have been Matt, Rebbecca and One Direction and there they will be in the final tonight, joined by the controversial Cher Lloyd, who I for one actually like. 

Last week I was privileged to actually go and see X Factor live, and it was
The whole atmosphere of the live acts performing just 20 feet away from me was spine tingling and I was amazed to actually see Cheryl, Simon, Danni and Louis, just infront of me. The whole night was unbelievable, and I had a fantastic time.

Dress- Primark
Skirt- H&M
Tights- Primark

Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser
ELF Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter
ELF Warm Bronzer
ELF Mineral Blush in Rose
MeMeMe Sunbeam Highlighter
Sleek Bad Gal Palette
Avon Supershock Gel Liner
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Mac Hue Lipstick

Excuse the worst for wear makeup and hair, this was taken at the end of the night...

 A little piccie of my X Factor outfit- the dress code was 'your going to a glamorous party' haha!

My firm favourite to win is most definitely One Direction...

Ahhh sooo beautiful...
mmmmm... Harryyyy ♥ ♥ ♥
It should be illegal for him to be this gorgeous...

...However, with this talented lineup for the final, it really is anyone's game!
Who are you backing to be the 2010 winner, Matt, Cher, Rebbecca or One Direction?!

Oh and to all my readers from countries other than England, please forgive me for the irrelevant topic! :)

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