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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

30 day challenge..Day 1

Hello lovelies, happy tuesday ;) i saw this on a few peoples blogs specifically nena's and i thought i would give it a go, i was a sucker for the photo challenge on Facebook so i thought why not haha

Day one- your faviourite eyeliner
my faviourite eyeliner at the moment would have to be, elfs cream eyeliner, i was really impressed with it and im usually a bit cack handed when putting liquid or cream liner on my eyes but it just looks really bold and straight. My other faviourite would have to be Modelsown Kohl eyeliner its really long lasting and it has the beauty of a sharpener as a lid instead of me running round trying to find one haha 

Thanks for reading my Rambles 

Soph x 

30 Day Challenge
Day 01- Your favorite eyeliner
Day 02 — Your favorite purse/bag that you own
Day 03 — Your favorite Hairband
Day 04 — Your favorite foundation
Day 05 — Your favorite thing to do
Day 06 — Favorite Perfume
Day 07 — Your Favorite animal
Day 08 — A photo that makes you laugh
Day 09 — Your favorite pair of shoes
Day 10 — Current fashion/style you like
Day 11 — Bag you want to have
Day 12 — Your Favorite color
Day 13 — Photo of your fashion/style icon
Day 14 — Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you'd like to have
Day 15 — Photo of your favorite bracelet
Day 16 — Music you like
Day 17 — Fashion Pieces that's on your to-buy list
Day 18 — Your favorite beauty guru
Day 19 — Your second favorite guru 
Day 20 — Your favorite mascara
Day 21 — Your favorite lip stick
Day 22 — What makes you happy
Day 23 — Place where you want to live
Day 24 — Your favorite food
Day 25 — Your favorite book 
Day 26 — An Item from your wish list
Day 27 — Your favorite skincare product
Day 28 — Your favorite drink
Day 29 — Favorite photo of yourself and a friend 
Day 30 — Your favorite nail polish

Monday, 30 May 2011

a teenie haul and my NOTD

Hello lovelies, hope your all well and enjoying your bank holiday, sorry for the lack of posts had to hand all my uni work in, had a relaxing trip to the spa with a friend and then had a pretty stressful weekend :(

 So recently my skin has'nt been the best, so i've decided to change my routine a little bit, so a trip to boots was in order, however like most of you can probably agree, you cant just go into boots for one thing haha

Sorry for the poor quality of photos i had to use my phone

So i picked up soap and glorys fab pore hot cloth, good things five minute facial mask, good things stop that spot clearing gel, models own blooboo and models own applicators

I tried all the products last night, to be honest i was slightly dissappointed with the soap and glory item, for what it was i think it was a waste of money, however the face mask and clearing gel was really good, my skin feels so soft this morning after using it...anyone have any good ideas for clearing spots?? my skins always been good so i think it might be the amount of makeup and stress haha.

So onto my nail of the day Models Own Blooboo

I absolutely love it, i have a thing about blue varnish at the moment, like all models own polishes it goes on really thick and has a nce effect, however in the bottle there was like a different blue sheen in it, however this doesnt show on my nails :( but all in all its a hit :)

Anyone have any suggestions of polish colours i should try?? and maybe other brands cause i seem to have to many models own and barry m

Thanks for reading my Rambles

Soph x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pixie Lott for Lipsy...collection unveiled!!!

Hello lovelies, hope your all having a good Tuesday, so Pixie's new collection for Lipsy has been released today, and it is definately an awesome collection, just a shame i dont have the money to but the whole collection cause i would, but heres a few of my faviourite's  

Pixie all over studded dress..this is probably my faviourite of the dress, the studs gives a bit of a glam to a really feminine number

Pixie keyhole back playsuit, ahh this is so perfect for the summer, im in love

I loved the picture for this, pixie one shoulder drape dress

pixie bandeau ruffle playsuit

pixie animal jumpsuit, this isint something i dont think i could pull off but i love it all the same

pixie animal denim hotpants and burnout parrot tee

this is one of my definite faves and i think it might have to go on the birthday wishlist , scalloped beaded vest top, ahh im in love

anyone else checked out the new collection?? whats everyone else's thoughts?? 

Thanks for reading my Rambles

Soph x

Monday, 23 May 2011

Baftas-another opportunity to ooo and aaah

So towie won the Baftas?? gotta be honest i only watched it to see the fashion and fake tans, although i was slightly disappointed :/

Beware picture heavy ;) 

I absolutely loved Lydia's dress, she stole the show in this number

I was really dissappointed with sam and amy's dresses, amy's dress looked to big for her and looked more like cinders going to the ball rather than the baftas haha

waheey for nana pat you gotta love her

Mr and Mrs Smith, sorry i mean mark and Lauren, all they need is guns haha

aww kara tointon and hannah look lovely :) 

not liking mary portas look, maybe without the shoes??

Louis Redknapp looks smart but her cleavage looks really pushed together and the trousers look to long

not liking daisy lowes outfit to be honest the reason for this picture is geek love for matt smith

aah lovely sheridan smith 

What did anyone else think?? anyone else notice how mad people were that towie won??

Hope all you lovelies have had a good monday

Thanks for reading my rambles

Soph x 

Is Laurens way, the way foreward?

Hey lovelies,

hope you all having a good about two weeks ago maybe more i mentioned that i had ordered Laurens Way tan..well finally I have received it!!

Ive not actually used it yet, so expect a follow up of the product!! Hopefully the tan will do itself justice!!

Thanks for reading my Rambles 

Soph x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Benefit Dupe and the real deal..

hello lovelies, 
hope you've had a lovely Saturday, ive spent it shopping with the boyf and watching the new pirates of the Caribbean.

So today on my lil shopping trip i picked up a benefit item aswell as a dupe. After reading the lovely Georgia from Lippy and a LBD's post about Savers w7 dupe of Benefits Honolulu i just had to get it you can read her post about it here 

With the similar packaging and cute design the W7 Honolulu could easily be mistaken for an infamous benefit blush, obviously not the same quality but for £1.99 you really cant go wrong, the brush that comes with it is also highly similar to. Whilst i was browsing i also spotted Africa which is a dupe of two faced's pink leopard bronzer, sharing the same pattern on the blush itself also for £1.99 i was a happy bunny.

And here they are!!
I had to put them on this background as proof of how similar they really are, and here are the real deals

And on to the real deal, I finally gave into temptation and bought Confessions of a Concealaholic as their was a 10% discount at the counter in Debenhams. Ive sadly not been in posession of any Benefit items after my friend kindly bought me 'big beautiful eyes' in duty free and i managed to lose the dam thing on a night out (i still kick myself for it, and i never bring nice make up out with me anymore)

So the set includes That gal- brightening face primer, erase paste- brightening camouflage, boing 1 and 2- industrial strength concealer, lemon-aid - color correcting eyelid primer and eye bright- instant eye brightener.

As i have really spotty skin this was just perfect for me as a way of concealing my lovely skin ;) and my friend swears by it, i also had to laugh at the fact boing is described as industrial strength haha.

I think one of the lovely things about Benefit sets is the little instructions that come with it!!

Thanks for reading my Rambles

Soph x

Friday, 20 May 2011

a little elf haul..part 2

hello lovelies,

just a small post, ive just received (very quickly) the second half of my recent elf haul, my second lot of choices were the studio cream eyeliner in black, the all lover cover stick in pink lemonade and a foundation brush.

Apologies for the really poor photography skills (embarrassment )

I absolutely love the cream eyeliner, ive been contemplating buying the MAC fluid line,but haven't justified the price for such a little pot so this shall do for now, i was actually really impressed, a really nice thick line was produced and i didn't have to use much product at all. I also loved the cover stick, its a really nice shiny pink, however i was slightly gutted at how little was in the stick itself, but for £1.50 you cant really go wrong.

Sorry about the swatch being a bit blurred i couldn't focus the camera, heres some better swatches off the website.
Altogether from both my hauls from elf i have been really pleased, the delivery has been really fast and efficient, and the items are of a really good quality for the price, So whats everyone else's thoughts on E.L.F??

My next investment may be an eyeliner brush as the one that came with this liner was slightly on the small side!!
Also thank you for all the lovely followers i seem to have acquired :), it makes my day reading all the lovely comments from everyone!!

Thanks For Reading My Rambles

Soph x

Pixie Lott for Lipsy

Hello lovelies, hope your all having a fab Friday :) 

Im so so so excited its only four more days until Pixie Lotts new range for Lipsy is released, I dont know about anyone else but i was desperate to get my hands on the collection last year and I was lucky enough to receive the leopard print dress for my birthday. I just cant wait to see what she delivers this time!!

Anyone else as excited as me?? Did anyone get there hands on last years collection??

heres A preview of Her Photo shoot for Lipsy!! 

Pixie Herself at the press event for her range :)

Thanks for Reading my Rambles

Soph x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

a little elf haul..part 1

hello lovelies,
Dont you just love receiving little parcels, after seeing all the lovely blogs this morning im half tempted to invest in the glossybox, the thought of receiving a little parcel as a surprise each month sounds exciting ;) haha.

Anyway shockingly i have never ordered from E.L.F before (i know totally shocking), but as i have heard both good and bad things about them i thought really carefully about what i ordered. Ive only got half the stuff so far as the minute i had ordered a few other bits and bobs caught my eye ( so expect another blog to follow)

So heres what i received this morning (i feel sorry for Mr postie he's had to deal with a lot of parcels between me and my boyfriend lately)

So my choices were (from left to right) studio blush in tickled pink,  studio eyebrow kit in light and the studio bronzer in warm. 

Apologies for no swatches the colours didn't seem to come out very well, however im stupidly one wandering around with blush on one cheek and bronzer on the other, however i have got the swatches from online.

i really like the blush its a nice doll like pink and the bronzer i think will be great when i have a bit of a tan in the summer.

Im happy with my purchases although im not overly thrilled, but for the price their really nice :)

ive wanted benefits brow zings for a while so the studio kit shall have to do for now, however it does look like a slight dupe to the real thing 

 Thanks for reading my rambles

Soph x 

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