Wednesday, September 28, 2011

more pink







tunic : topshop (old)
watch: swatch
boots: topshop
rings: jwlry & market stall
nails: models own peach puff * & wah nail art pen *
lips: chanel chintz

My poor Topshop Allegeras are getting more and more battered by the day. Went to Hereford to return more stuff. Sat on the grass by Hereford Cathedral and it was just lovely, ridiculously warm for the end of September. So glad I decided to bin off going to London today as I really don't think I could have handled the normal London heat paired with the heatwave! I dont even have any hot weather worthy clothes!
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eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner



This eyeliner used to be known as the Eyeko Graffiti eyeliner, but since their rebrand they have changed it to Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Im presuming that the products are still the same but with different packaging! The one photographed is the old style packaging. Eyeko have re-branded themselves to get away from the cutesy/japanese/girly style packaging to a more sophisticated and sleek look. The new image appeals to me much more than the old one. I personally dont like the OTT girly packaging on makeup, which is one of the reasons I don't buy Benefit Cosmetics. I like things to look sleek and a little bit classy!

This eyeliner is one of my all time favorites. So easy to use, you just use it like you would a marker pen by drawing along the top lash line. Its one of the longest lasting pure black and smudgeproof pen eyeliners I've ever used. I've found alot of pen eyeliners seem to be more grey black than pure opaque black. I've also found the tip doesn't go funny (I really cant explain what I mean here, but you know when you have a felt tip and you use it loads the tip goes really smooshed and weird and thick? basically like that!?!) when you use it alot, it stays very stiff and precise.

Eyeko has slipped off the blogging radar I think for a bit, I've been sent a few of the Eyeko Graffiti eyeliners in the past, as well as repurchased them myself. I have a feeling the price has gone up alot as I swear they used to be alot cheaper than £10, Maybe about £6. £10 I think its a little expensive for something that is what I would regard as "drugstore". Although I think Eyeko are moving away from that image with their new branding and launching exclusively in Harvey Nichols and their price probably is reflecting that, I do think its priced too high for a middle of the road brand and just doesnt feel "worth" the extra money. But the product is really an amazing eyeliner and totally one of my favorites.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

when the sky turned blue






tunic: new look (old)
blazer: internacionale *
belt: primark
leggings: american apparel
rings: H&M & love hearts and crosses *

Went to Worcester today to meet a old friend which was nice, Especially with the absolutely gorgeous weather we've had today. I love driving in the sun and listening to my music full blast. Feels so free and easy going. Had a awkward moment when I was singing along to A-Punk at a traffic light and looked across to the side and the man in the car next too me giving me the most dirty look ever! Bought a few bits and bobs and returned alot of things that have been lurking in my room. I have a two week rule, if I don't wear something within two weeks of buying it, Im probably not going to wear it so I have to return it, no matter how much I like it.

Internacionale kindly offered to give me a voucher after seeing that I'd mentioned them in my Look Magazine interview so I thought I'd go ahead and buy one of those light weight blazers most shops have in at the moment. New Look used to do them in loadsa colours, and I totally regretted not getting one at the time! Just paired it with a really old dress-shrunk-to-a-tunic that I've had for years now! Camel and black is one totally one of my favourite colour combinations.
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Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream

Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Fairy CakeCollection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Fairy Cake
Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Fairy Cake £2.99 *

I've been looking at this product in Boots for a while now and something kept putting me off. Mainly because Im not a big fan of glosses, I prefer a matt lip rather than a super glossy finish. I imagined this product would be very glossy purely because of the packaging with the doe foot wand. Its actually a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid with a full coverage velvety matt finish. Its quite thick and creamy, and leaves a very smooth finish.

It tastes and smells really vanillary but not too over powering, even though its a quite strong scent for a lip product. Its full coverage on my pigmented lips The price is absolutely perfect, £2.99 is extremely cheap for a product of this quality. On me Fairy Cake looks is a little bit darker and pinker than my natural lip colour. I think I'm going to go ahead and buy the Lip Cream in Powder Puff (looks like a really great nude lip shade!) and Cotton Candy shades, especially as theres 3 for 2 on alot of makeup and hair products in Boots at the moment.
Collection 2000 is sold in Boots and Superdrug. Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream comes in four shade and costs £2.99.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

nevermind






dress: river island
cardigan: yayer *
nails: dalmatian nails beauty UK white * & unbranded black polish

Bought this dress for River Island a few days ago and it came earlier today. The little collar tie initially drew me to the item, and I had actually wanted the white version instead of the black. Its just too see through (I dont do sheer!) in the white and I can never find anything to look decent under white dresses. I opted for the black instead and luckily I have H&M dress thats the same sort of shape which was suitable to wear underneath. 

Cant believe its almost October, this years gone so ridiculously quickly! Depressing me a little bit that I'm not a student anymore seeing all my friends photos of them during freshers! Really need to take a trip to see some pals to get some of the uni experience back!
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Crystal Clear @ NSpa Lane


it cost £40 for 40 mins but prices probably vary from place to place!

Bit of a different post today but I thought so highly of it I just had to post about this! Recently I went for a Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion Facial at a local beauty salon called NSpa Lane. I've had a few different things done at the salon before like my nails or a spray tan, but never a facial. I don't know why but I was so worried about getting a facial. Natalie talked me through it all, telling me not to worry!

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion is basically a non- chemical treatment that works by taking off all the top layers of skin by using a stream of crystals. This stimulates the skin to help collagen and repair skin damage. Its such a weird sensation like a little tiny hoover thats a little scratchy, and sucks up all the gross bits out your skin! It took around 40 minutes (although I was chatting so it did take longer!) After I had it done my skin felt really smooth, clean and really plump (I couldn't stop touching my face!). My skin had never felt fresher or brighter! I dont have any before or after pics as theres no chance I'd show my naked face on the internet, but I truly do think its worth it.

I'm definitely get this treatment done again, Your supposed to have a few sessions (3-5) to really see the full benefits, but I felt there was a noticeable difference from the first treatment! Especially on my blackheads and scarring. Alot of salons offer this facial and its something I would totally recommend if your looking for a facial thats not too harsh and looking to improve blackheads, skintone and fine lines!
Nspa Lane is in Ludlow, Shropshire and I'd highly recommend the salon if your local to the area! Its got such a lovely girly relaxing interior and Natalie does a really good job! Their Facebook Page is here or call the salon on 01584 874974
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

sunday portrait week 93


001. Enjoying being home alone at the moment as my Mum has gone off gallivanting round Turkey again! Same place as we always go when we go to Turkey for long time followers! Makes me super excited about getting my own place. Been spending far too much time recently on home blogs looking at beautiful interiors and planning my dream home! Of course I've already picked out a furry friend to share my house with! Exciting!

002. Spent the day photographing my to review box and trying to sort out some sort of schedule for my ETC blog! Products have been mounting up and I wanna get using them! I'm just so funny about taking a photo of them before I feel like I can use them. I really hate seeing photographs of used makeup! Now I've got a ton photographed I can use it all! Cant wait to get playing with my goodies!

003. To continue with my general mad spending this week I ended up buying these Alba Boots from Topshop. I think they are just LUSH. they arent real leather unlike my beloved Allegeras, but they are perfect wedge boot height for everyday wear. Feeling super naughty giving Topshop all my money this week, but oh well! Id rather have two beautiful items than a million medicore ones! Thats my pathetic justification anyway!

004. I've been nominated for a Cosmopoliton blog award this year, I'll talk about it in more depth in a post during the week but if you would vote for me as "Best Established Fashion Blog" it would seriously mean a hell of a lot to me! All you need to do is put your email address in, got to the "Best Established Fashion blog" category and click on my blog name which is obviously "LLYMLRS". Thanks so much if you do vote for me! I didnt even expect to be nominated if Im honest!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

boudoir prive september 2011


Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream, Zoya Nail Polish, Cargo Boogie Nights Eye Pencil, Tropic Skincare Body Smooth, 
Agent Provocateur L'Agent, Macadamia Hair Repair & Mai Couture Blot and Bronze

Boudoir Prive September Box came to my door yesterday, I think this months box was extremely late as they normally come around the same week as the Glossy Boxes. It doesn't personally bother me that it was late, but I do think it should come at the same time each month rather than randomly throughout the month! However, I think it was worth the wait though, I personally really like this box. I dont know why but compared to the Glossy Box it just feels really Luxe. When I opened it I immediately wanted to take a photo (but my camera was out of batter!) it just looked so nice and well presented!

This month the box contained six samples and a extra item, none of the items were full size, just true sample sizes. I love the Zoya polish and the Zoya nail swatch plate, I think it just added something a little special to the package. The colour is something I dont currently own either which was a plus. Really interested in using the Macadamia hair oil as well as Im suffering with extreme frizzyness at the moment for some unknown reason, been trying alot of hair oils but nothing I likes really stood out yet! Another eye cream to add to my eye cream collection, but apparently this ones used by Kate Middleton! Plus it retails for £90! Not so fussed on the silver liner as I cant wear things on my lower lashline as I have really irritable eyes, Will be passing that onto my sister! As for the Tropic Body Scrub its something that smells LUSH and cant wait to use it! The perfume sample is OK, Not to my personal perfume taste! But I will probably pop it in my bag for a night out!

Overall I really like the items, but I still havent decided which box to keep subscribed too, I like them both. I like the fancyness of the Boudoir Prive one but then I also like the amount of stuff that you get from Glossy Boxes. Boudoir Prive is definitely more sample sized bits compared to Glossy Box. Depends what your really looking for in a beauty box! Im still unsure which I prefer!
Remember that you can get 50% off your first box from Boudoir Prive using the code 1BOX12.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

black, white and dalmation




necktie: primark
blazer: river island *
dress: topshop
rings: love hearts and crosses * and jwlry
nails: dalmation nails beauty uk white * and unbranded black nail polish
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

britney cosmic radiance

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Britney Spears Cosmic Radiance 50ml 

I'm going to put my hands up and say I love celebrity perfumes. Probably a little too much. I think Britney Spears Fantasy was the first ever perfume I bought myself many moons ago, probably when it first came out when I was 14/15! Im not a huge Britney Spears fan, I think we all know that Im the Scene Queen. When I was alot younger (LIKE 8!) I used to pretend I was her with my top rolled up and trackies with pigtails ala Hit me Baby one more Time video! I do like her music though, although its obviously not my go to choice, Its pretty catchy and I always find myself singing along to the radio My favourite Britney moment was her double denim look with Justin. It just makes me laugh so much thinking about it, its one of those classic dressing faux pas's that stick out in everyone's mind! it will forever be immortalized in the fashion police hall of (shame) fame!

The perfume itself is actually quite nice, its quite floral and sweet, a little bit vanillary and jasminey. Maybe a little too sweet for some. It lasts a long time too which really surprised me as even with my current favourite perfume Vera Wang Princess, I have to reapply a fair few times during the day! Im terrible at describing scents so I'm settling for the description "its nice". You'll just have spritz it for yourself! I dont really like the packaging as it looks kinda cheap, even for a celeb perfume. Just feels a little plasticy? Such a packaging whore! I just dont think it suits the fragrance or the aesthetic they are going for with the outer packaging. Id expect something much for classy!
There is a giveaway being to run on Cosmic Radiance for to see Britney Spears in concert on her Femme Fatale tour running 21st September- 18th October. For a chanc to win two tickets every hour go here. Britney Spears is the number 1 celebrity fragrance brand and Cosmic Radiance is on sale from 21st September.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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dress: H&M
coat: unknown
scarf: primark
nails: elegant touch matte nails in mint green *

Pinched this coat off my sister which I think is actually a hand me down off my cousin. Im unsure of the brand as it doesn't actually have a label in it to say where its from! Its a bit creased as I've been bunched up at my desk in it all day working! Its just too cold at the moment, knowing that it will only get worse makes me sad Although I'm so much more of a winter person than a summer one! Nothing I like more than coats and layers! Cant wait to bring all my scarves and hats down from the attic!
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