Friday, 20 April 2012

FlutterFace rings!

I'm sorry for my lack of posts lately.  Final term of final year of uni and all that jazz.  Fortunately I can see the end now though, so I'm a lot more relaxed about it all and not upset and stresses like I was mid-year!

Anyway, I had to do a post about these rings that I purchased from eBay.  Flutter Face do a range of dictionary-definition rings...I bought three with the words 'happy', 'laugh' and 'confidence'.  I also bought the cartoon ring with the couple on it.  She flung the last one in the line in for free!  I messaged her asking if it was a mistake but it was just a sign of thanks for my purchases....how nice is that!?  I love sellers like that, I really do.


I love the little bag they came in too - I still keep them in there!

This is just so you can see the size of them.  I wore the 'confidence' during my French oral exam.  I'm a bit of a sucker for things like that...I know full well the ring doesn't have magic confidence waves in it that zap into my brain, but I'm good at conning myself that because I'm wearing it I will be more confident.  The whole lucky penny theory I suppose.

Visit the seller's shop HERE
The rings are currently selling for £2.99+99p P&P.
FlutterFace also sells some other pretty vintage-style jewellery too!

That's all for now!  I'll try and get some review posts up soon. :)  Lots of love! xx



Friday, 6 April 2012

ELF Haul, with their Mystery Box!

Recently ELF did a special deal for reaching so many likes on Facebook...300,000 maybe?..where with a minimum order of £10 they gave a mystery parcel worth a minimum of £10.  I've done a deal like that before and wasn't overly impressed with the products I got...but this time I'm super chuffed!!  

I'll start off with what I bought and follow on with the added treats...  I apologise for the glitter in some of the photos.  I was making someone's birthday card and glitter just got everywhere!

  
Eyelid Primer £1.50
I love this eyelid primer, so much I bought two.  They do coloured ones, but I don't quite understand them? & this works perfectly!!  I definitely recommend because look at the price!

Mineral Eyeshadow: Elegant £3.50
If ELF ever die as a company, I will literally spend however many hundreds of pounds on buying their entire stock of this.  It's such a pretty pale, shimmery colour that is perfect for an everyday look, and perfect for work too!  & it stays on all day with the above primer.  & guys have complimented me on it, the male species!  Please don't buy this, it's all for me!

Foundation Brush £1.50
My current amazing Champneys foundation brush is dying on me, so I bought this for when it really does pop it's clogs.  I have used this before, and £1.50 it's really good, and nice and soft.

Shimmer Eyeliner Pencils: Plum Passion & Iconic Ivory £1.50 each
I've recently got a purple streak in my fringe so to compliment it I've been wearing either a little bit of purple eyeshadow, or a purpley lipstick.  So, I thought I'd invest in a purple eyeliner.  & I don't own a white eyeliner so I bought one too.  I like shimmery eye makeup too.

Luscious Liquid Lipstick: Pink Lemonade £1.50
I've never tried this product before, but I checked out some swatches and this shade looked pretty nice so I'll give it a go. :)

Nail Polish: Lilac £1.50
I hate the colour lilac.  Odd reason: my favourite type of purple is a dark, or a deep purple.  To me, lilac is a wishy washy purple wannabe and it's a colour that makes me angry.  Does anyone else have a colour that makes you kinda angry?  Anyway I've decided to give it a chance for this nail polish as I've seen a few NOTD posts with lilac nails and quite liking them....we'll see how well we get on...

Mystery Free Gifts!!

Cream Eyeliner: Punk Purple £3.50
This is the most gorgeous purple (the type I was talking about before)!!  It even comes with a little brush.  Cannot wait to use it, as it'll go with my hair beautifully haha.

Super Glossy Lip Shine: Goddess £1.50
I've used this shade before and it's really pretty, so I'm glad I got it again :)

Brightening Eye Colour: Nymph Dreams £1.50
I think these colours well go will with my mushy greeny bluey eyes, and I love natural brown tones so I got lucky here.

Bamboo Contour Brush £5.50
This is from ELF's mineral line.  I have used this already and it's amazing!  I've never used a contour brush before so I have nothing to compare it too, but it does the job so so perfectly...so if you're considering buying on, I reccommend.  & I will repurchase I think.


So my mystery gifts came to a value of £12 which I think is absolutely brilliant, and I will use absolutely everything.  Better than any beauty box haha.  Let me know if you've used anything I've bought and what you think.

Goodbye for now lovely readers xxx

NOTD: Missguided - MissTique

I wore this about a month ago so I feel I should get this post up!

This is definitely one of my favourite colours, and I get lots of compliments on it.  I don't think I've seen a dupe of this colour anywhere, so it's quite different.  It lasts incredibly well too...I think I wore it for about a week and chips were minimal.

I got this free with a magazine over a year ago, but you can buy it HERE in a set of 3 for £10 which I think is well worth it.

All for now, au revoir! x

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters: Tutti Frutti & Creme Brulee



So I thought I best get this post done before it's deemed soo last season.  

 

I chose to pick up the two that I had already planned to buy from reading blogs before they were released over here.  I find it interesting how everyone seems to be buying two, even with the 3-for-2 deal at Boots.  Why not buy three?  Or just one?  Anyway, they are £7.99 each, and you get just about double of what I've rolled up in the above pic...not very much, huh!  As for the packaging, I really really like it.

These are the hand swatches I posted in my last haul post.  I apologise for re-using images...but it makes sense.  It's probably very clear but the one on the right is Tutti Frutti, and the left is Creme Brulee.


I think the nude colour of this is perfect.   It is extremely moisturising. It does take quite a lot of coats to get to this colour, and when you get so little product for such a high price that does worry me a tad.  But I struggle finding a nice nude lipstick so if this is the one for me, so be it.



This is a coral shade.  I have just bought a No.7 lipstick of a colour very similar to this too.  I'm not sure it's the perfect colour for me, but I do love it!  It may suit me a bit better when I get tanned a bit? I love the lip butter too as it's very pigmented, and moisturising too.  It's probably my favourite of the two.

So, cons include the high price and lack of product.  Also, longevity isn't amazing but it's a lip butter, not a lipstick...so I'll let it go.  Also, on the lighter shades I believe the pigmentation of one coat isn't fantastic?  However, the pros are well raved about now: moisturising, pigmented, gorgeous colours, gorgeous packagaing.  Would I buy again!  Most probably yes.  I may wait until a deal comes out again though.

The End.  Toodle Pip! xxx