Monday, 4 June 2012


Blouse Zara
Jeans Topshop pippa
Pumps primark
Vest under blouse topshop

The blouse is lightweight making it ideal for summer. The gold flecks fall out everywhere which is probably the reason that the top is dry clean only.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nicky Clarke Heated Rollers

I adore Anna Lynne McCord from 90210.  Her hair is absolutely gorgeous, big bouncy curls full of volume. When shopping in Tesco I spotted the Nicky Clarke heated rollers and got especially excited when I noticed they were only £20.  

It was an impulse buy I'm glad I made.  The rollers come in a round travel case which make them perfect for taking on holidays.  The case is lightweigt and small enough to fit in your suitcase.  It opens up in two, the red rollers are small I put them on the bottom half of my hair focusing the large black rollers around the crown area.

They heat up very quickly, what I tend to do is turn the rollers on go away and apply my makeup and when I'm finished the rollers are hot enough for my hair.  To achieve my desired curl I leave them in for 20 minutes.

When I take the rollers out I'm left with big curls, to achieve more volume I put my head upside down spray some hairspray and run my fingers through it.  The two looks below is what I am left with.

You can buy Nicky Clarke rollers HERE

What I love this week

Jo Malone Candle Pomegranate Noir, Real Techniques makeup brushes, Neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub, M&S bronzer, M&S gloss, pocketbac and perfume samples.

Highend Freebies you say

Just incase you haven't seen these freebies on everyone else's beauty blog I thought I would share with you my top 2 picks.

June definitely is the month of freebies and every girl who loves beauty will be stocking up on all the highend must-haves.
The benefit porefessional is a product I have been dying to try for ages, but I already own Estee Lauder pore minimizing skin refinisher so I didn't feel the need to splurge on another.  However, I did happen to get it free with this months Glamour magazine.  I have been using it for the past 2 days as a primer on my skin and am really enjoying it.  It keeps my makeup in place and adds a silky texture to the skin.

With instyle magazine I got Ciate paint pot in purple sherbert.  Its a beautiful lavender shade.  I had to apply two coats for it to be completely opaque, which is normal with most polishes anyway.

This is perfect summer toe polish, and I intend on giving it the Ciate caviar makeover to complete the look.

Dior bronzer

I received this bronzer about a month ago for my birthday.  Its one of Dior's permanent bronzer's in new packaging.  It came in the usual little navy velvet pouch with a mini kabuki as an added extra.

Dior is not a brand I had previously tried for bronzer as I felt it was either to dark or too orange in the pan.  My friend got me it in shade 002 Amber.

It's a natural looking bronzer on my skin, it doesn't streak and the lasting power is great.  On me personally it's more of an all over bronzer as opposed to a contour bronzer.

Gold, Silver & Bronze the M&S way

 This week I received some beauty products from the new M&S Gold, Silver & Bronze collection.  I have to say I was really impressed with the quality of the products and the packaging.
 First up is the bronze beauty for face and body .  The darker shade in the middle has some shimmer in it and the outer shade is lighter and more matte.  This is such a beautiful product from the packaging to the design of the bronzer itself.  I have been using this bronzer since I got it and I have to say I am loving it.  Recently I've been testing 3 or 4 different bronzer's to find a shade that suits my skin and I think I have found it with this little beauty.  It gives a gorgeous glow to the skin with no hint of orange in sight.
The gloss in Mulberry is a great nude shade for people who don't want to look overdone.   I'm seriously impressed with the texture of the gloss, it reminds me a lot of Benefit's lipgloss that they discontinued.  Its not sticky at all and feels like a glossy balm on the lips.  The colour payoff isn't the best but it does make my lips look slightly darker than they do naturally which I love.
 The eyeshadow in copper is matte and seriously pigmented.  I teamed it with MAC embark for a fun smokey eye.


Changing the face of beauty...there's only one M&S

These items were sent to me for consideration.