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Saturday, September 29, 2012

origins make a difference & peace of mind for breast cancer awareness







Origins Make A Difference & Peace Of Mind set
for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012: £10*

Throughout October there will be a limited edition handbag sized version of two Origins favourites - Make A Difference, a rejuvenating hand cream, and the Peace Of Mind stress relieving treatment. An influx of pink products is to be expected over the next few weeks to raise awareness for this great cause, but I feel the names especially of these two miniature products seems really relevant to the awful disease. £2 from each sale goes towards The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in the UK (and in the Republic of Ireland - where set is €12 - it will be €2 to The Cancer Clinical Research Trust). Not only is the price really reasonable and a good opportunity to try out the products without delving into full size territory, but part of your money also goes to some great charities. Win win!

There really are no downsides to this I don't think - hand creams are always useful, this one is thick without feeling greasy and smells lovely. I've never used anything like the Peace Of Mind treatment before but the tingling sensation is really refreshing actually so I can't wait to use it when I get one of my (very) recurring headaches.

Will you be purchasing this pink limited edition duo? Do you like Origins products, and if so do you have any favourites?

Friday, September 28, 2012

jameela jamil for very

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Celebrity collaborations with brands aren't usually my thing. I think people tend to get obsessed over them just because of all the hype around them. However I was pleasantly surprised with the Jameela Jamil for Very collection for AW12. The video above really puts across how this collection was really thought about, it seems really genuine and believable which is so refreshing. Jameela totally looks like she loves the clothes and isn't just saying it! I do have a few favourites, namely the oversized soft blazer, taffeta strapless prom dress and wide leg jumpsuit! The whole collection is fun but absolutely wearable at the same time. What are your thoughts on the range?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

mac pink pearl pop lipstick






MAC lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop: £14

Sorry if you're getting sick of reading about the newly released MAC lipsticks but I'm not finished just yet! Pink Pearl Pop is described as a 'frosted midtonal pink' and is part of the new (but permanent) Cremesheen + Pearl collection. As with the others I've blogged about so far (Japanese Maple & Sunny Seoul) I think the use of the word 'frost' in the descriptions is extremely misleading as I don't find them to be so, just glossy with a reflective sheen because of the infused crushed pearl in the formula. I love the finishes of the lipsticks in this collection - pigmented and glossy without being over the top! Definitely recommend checking them out. Do you like the look of this lipstick?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

izabel london (+ giveaway!)





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Izabel London is an online store offering fashion focused but reasonably priced catwalk styles. From dressy to casual styles Izabel London has loads to offer! I've had a peek through the site and have already got myself a mental shopping list for upcoming parties for the festive season (shudder! it's so soon!). You can even win an item of your choice by stating your favourite piece in the comments below, and if you don't win you can get 10% off your order discount code MILK10% (till 11th October). Have you heard of Izabel London? What do you think of the site?


Monday, September 24, 2012

mac japanese maple lipstick





MAC lipstick in Japanese Maple: £14

Japanese Maple is described as a 'frosted light beige' and is part of the new Cremesheen + Pearl collection by MAC. All (permanent!) lipsticks in the collection are cremesheen formula - who'd have thought - with infused crushed pearl for a high shine finish. I really don't find these lipsticks frosty in the slightest, more of a glossy, healthy finish. I guess the reflective particles from the pearl could be mistaken for frostiness but personally I find it minimal, and considering I'm not a fan of frost finish lipsticks in the slightest I would highly recommend one of these babies! I wouldn't say this shade is my favourite of the four that I purchased (posted about Sunny Seoul already but more to come!) but I do really like it. It's a great every day colour and applies like a dream for a nude and has good coverage. Thumbs up!

What do you think of this lipstick? Have you tried anything from the Cremesheen + Pearl collection?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kicking Your Crosses Down

 
 
 
 
 
 
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My favourite film (Jeux d'enfants), a very rare smiley photo, spoilt pooch, watching the Mulberry SS13 show, bug eyes, new OPI polish, train times, London town, Beigel got a haircut and doesn't seem to like it.. but I think he looks adorable, posh bubble bath (will post about this properly soon!), meow - it's from Primark, naughty cinnamon swirl.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

opi my very first knockwurst





OPI My Very First Knockwurst

I'm always searching for the perfect nude polish. They're always either too yellow or too pink and make my skin tone look awful and sick. When I spotted this shade in the OPI Germany collection I knew I had to have it! My Very First Knockwurst is a pale pink beige creme. I am wearing false nails here (Nailene Petite Square 200s - discontinued and quite hard to find but they're awesome!) and found I only needed one coat. I would say you'd need 2 or 3 coats on your real nails but personally I found one was enough with falsies. Application is effortless, formula is creamy but light and it dried really fast too. Not at all what I was expecting from such a pale shade! I cannot sing its praises enough, if a simple, wearable shade is what you're looking for. Some may find it boring but I think it's absolutely gorgeous and easy to put on when you're not sure what you're going to be wearing! I've linked to the eBay seller I bought mine from, personally I always buy from US sellers as it's so much cheaper over there. I only buy a couple at a time though otherwise the value will go over the threshold and you'll have to pay a customs charge too. Just a heads up!

What do you think of this shade and the rest of the OPI Germany collection? Are you a fan of nude polish shades?

Friday, September 21, 2012

origins never a dull moment scrub

Origins Never A Dull Moment Facial Scrub: £24*

Origins has to be my favourite skincare brand at the moment. I don't know what it is but I just seem to be pulled in every time I pass a counter in a beauty hall - I love the packaging and the whole feel of the brand. I've been using this facial scrub for about a month now when I have a 'deep cleansing session' around once a week, usually after a long day when I've been travelling (or the morning after the night before!) and my face has been made up for longer than usual. I'll remove my makeup with a micellar solution such as the Bioderma one, then again with a hot cloth cleanser - using the Liz Earle limited edition rose & lavender one at the moment - and then this either with my fingers or with my Clarisonic Mia, although with the latter it does get rather messy. The scent is amazing - I know the ingredients are papaya but it definitely smells like blackcurrant! The consistency is more like a thick sludge than a gritty scrub, which is a bit strange but it brightens the skin without feeling like you've scratched it off. I love!

Have you ever used this scrub or other Origins products? Do you prefer gentle exfoliators compared to harsh ones?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

blue jeans

 



top: Zara
jeans: Topshop
bag: Zara
shoes: River Island
watch: Michael Kors
bracelet: This is not a Butchers

Super late post as I've been travelling all day and forgot to post it on my phone! Bumped into Lina in Hertford for an event and then met loads of other bloggy friends at an Avon event with Alesha Dixon and the Pixiwoo sisters this evening for makeup chats and cocktails. It was lovely but now I'm pooped! Had to run to Westfield on the way home to return some stuff and didn't realise it closes earlier now the Olympics are over so only got half of it done! Boo hiss.

Picked this jumper up from the sale rail for only £10 and I love it! It's a bit like the American Apparel one and I actually really like the colour. It's see through but can't be too bad as you can't see my black bra underneath! I'm going to stop typing now as I'm probably talking rubbish as I'm so tired! Night!



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