Thursday, 14 June 2012

Inside my make up bag

I recently went on a one week trip to Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham to visit friends. It was such a fun trip and here's what I bought with me... 

I tried to bring as little as possible, also I knew I'd be staying with four other girls. Who like me loves their make up so I could always borrow their stuff too ;)

The make up bag was a freebie from Dior many years ago when my mother bought a few of their make up products. I love the mint colour and the tassle detail. but the best thing about this bag is that you can unzip the bottom bit and it's just the perfect size to store your brushes. I'm not sure if the design is intentional, but it is now my favourite make up bag!

If you read my earlier post, I recently bought the YSL lipstain and lipstick. I think it is safe to say that the YSL Glossy Lipstain is now a firm favourite! It ticks all boxes for me; consistency, colour pay off, minimal fuss and that divine packaging!

So in details of what I bought along: 

Urban Decay Naked Palette
Nars Blush Duo in Orgasm and Angelika
YSL Touche Eclat
YSL Glossy stain in Rose Tempura
YSL Pur Couture lipstick in Rose Dahlia
Topshop Lip and Cheek Stain in Bitten Berry
OCC Lip Tar in Harlot
MAC lipstick in Lovelorn
Rimmel Lipliner in East End Snob
MAC Cremestick Liner in Sublime Culture
 Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Soft
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
 Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in Shade 14
Cover girl Lash Blash Volume Mascara
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Harmony Blush (used to contour)
Chanel Eyelash Curlers 

A few snaps from my trip :)

What do you guys bring on a week long trip?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Nail Polish Haulin'

I recently stopped by a nail suppliers to get some new summer polishes. Here's what I got...

OPI - Gargantuan Green Grape
Essie - St Lucia Lilac
Essie - Who is The Boss
China Glaze - Pool Party
China Glaze - Electric Beat
Essie - Tart Deco

I have used all colours already and I just can't choose a favourite! But I must say China Glaze Pool Party is absolutely amazing on toes! I wore it when I went Egypt and the bright neon pink against a tan is just divine! I would high recommend a bright prink neon shade if you're on holiday or have a lovely tan. I'm not sure why, but this shade dries instantly and definitely needs a top coat for a shiny and glossy finish. After wearing Tart Deco, I understand all the rave it gets, it's such a lovely shade! And I would imagine it suiting all skin tones.

I change my nail colour at least twice a week. Do you guys do that?! Or is it just me?

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Crotchet Collar

I bought this sleeveless shirt in Forever21 recently and wore it out today for my baby cousin's birthday party. Isn't it adorable with the crotchet collar detail!

This shirt makes me so happy!

Duty Free Goodies

I recently went to Egypt for a few days and being a devout lipstick lover and YSL admirer I couldn't leave Gatwick Duty Free with at least one product. In fact I got two! I feel quite proud of myself that I refrained from buying everything. My mother had to stop me buying another two lipsticks from Chanel lol. 

Rouge Pur Couture in 17 Rose Dahlia & Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres in 13 Rose Tempura

Isn't YSL packaging just divine?! I have a weakness for gold and YSL's packaging just tick all boxes for me. First off, I want to start off by saying that although I really want to adore the YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick, the consistency of it doesn't win me over. But Rouge Pur Couture, I love Rouge Pur Couture. Although it's my first one, it definitely won't be the last! I've always wanted the YSL Glossy Stain as soon as I heard of it but the price always prolonged my purchase. I'm a big fan of lip stains as they are long wearing and means that if I smooch The Boy then it won't transfer onto him! So it was only practical for me to get the Glossy Stain ;)

These are definitely going to be out on my make up table on display. Just looking at them makes my heart beats faster and brings a smile to my face. 

Being the YSL lover that I am, I couldn't resist including one of my prized possesions...

On a side note, I cannot believe how much the Arty ring has gone up in price since I bought it, which is about nearly 2 years ago! What an investment! Who needs stocks and shares when you can invest in an Arty ring ;) 

And here's a snippet of me basking in the sun in Egypt! 

I miss it already!

Is there any YSL products you love?

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Inside my travel toiletries bag

I'm going Egypt this Sunday and thought I share with you what I'll be taking with me. I'm so excited for the long weekend break - although kind of gutted that I will be missing out on the Queen's Jubilee.

I'm quite surprised and pleased with myself that, that's all the make up I'm taking. Mascara, eyelash curlers, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream and a few lipstains. I got three different types of sumblock going on: face, body and lips! Am I the only one who find baby wipes an essential for the summer? I always have a pack in my bag on hotter days so I can cool myself down it them and de-ick myself from that sticky 'I NEED A SHOWER' moment.

Don't you love my toiletries bag? I love this because it's clear and easy to clean. and obviously because it's Hello Kitty! haha

And of course an easy summer read is essential! I've read The (im)perfect girlfriend from Lucy-Ann Holmes before and really enjoyed it. So hopefully this would be the same too!

Summer reading and tanning is just one of my favourite things to do on holiday. Make sure to slather the sunblock! Or in my case sunblock(s) haha. You don't wanna come back a lobster now do you? ;D

Are you going on holiday this summer or celebrating the Queen's Jubilee?

Friday, 1 June 2012

Carnaby St Haulin'

Yesterday Carnaby St held a 20% discount on all its stores. I headed out there thirty minutes earlier and eagerly waited.  First stop was Office and came out with two pairs of shoes. I was glad I went early, because I headed back into Office twenty minutes after I left and the queue was CRAZY! my third pair of shoes were some white Converses. Can you believe these are my first pair ever?! So are the Vans I got in Office! 
Clockwise: Jeffrey Campbell's Martini, Converse All Star Ox Low, Vans Lo Pro Yatch 
Aren't the Jeffrey Campbell Martini to die for?! I have the Topshop Vectra but started to get tired that everyone has them and the disposable-ness of the shoes, they studs were already off coloured and the soles thinning. These shoes were love at first sight, as soon as I saw them I knew I had to get it at the Carnaby St 20% deal. They originally retail for £105 and as far as I know Office stocks them. Besides Office, Jeffrey Campbell shoes are so hard to find in London!

I also made a cheeky purchase in Hilfiger Denim. I never really wore jeans until recently and decided that in fact they are a staple in a girl's wardrobe! I use to live in skirts, shorts and dresses only. But I'm fully embracing the trousers department as of late. I just got a standard mid washed pair of skinny. 

Okay, I think we all need to take a moment and just adore these Jeffrey Campbells! I now know what love is. 

Sorry about the lighting! They really don't do the shoes any justice at all.