Friday, December 30, 2011

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

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Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara: eyeko/harvey nichols (£15)*

I was sent all the three styles of the Eyeko Brush Mascara but Im reviewing the Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara one for the sake of this post. The formula is the same for each mascara I just preferred the brush on this one to the others. The mascara itself is really good, its formula is thick, waxy and really darkly pigmented. Definitely a true black. I don't find it flakey or drying. It lasts a really long time too, I dont find myself having to top up because its gone grey or come off. It takes a bit of work to get off, but nothing too tricky to remove.

The Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara is a really small, thin pointy brush, Which when I opened the package I thought that this was the one of the three Eyeko Brush Mascara styles (Skinny, Curvy & Fat) I'd like the least. But I actually found myself liking it the most. I found it much easier to getting really long, dolly like lashes, especially on my lower lashes. I think chunky brushes make it hard to get right into the smaller lashes on the inner corners . The Skinny Brush makes it easy to apply the product close to the root of the lash without transferring onto you lid. Overall it gives me a really wide eyed Twiggy look which I loved! Really long and spiked out, some may say it could border on spider lashes, but personally I love long lashes!

The product is really good, dont get me wrong. I'd say its worth the money but I personally think the price hike in Eyeko is a bit much. I've been in two minds about actually reviewing the product. On one hand I think its possibly one of my favourite mascaras, but I feel its incredibly over priced and I would never pay that much for it. Its the kind of product I like but wouldnt pay for myself. I think this is maybe because I grew up seeing Eyeko as a cheap, drugstore brand. All the rebranding in the world isn't going to make me feel something else about a brand because the packaging is different and they are sold exclusively in Harvey Nichols. For the price you could buy a true high end mascara, YSL faux clis for example, which I think is fair enough because its a designer brand. The idea of paying £15 for this really puts me off.


i am not a goth

shirt: zalando* (with a long sleeve primark top under)
skirt: romwe*
jacket: boohoo
rings: jwlry & H&M
nails: nails inc porchester square *
shoes: H&M

Wearing all black again today. I often get comments saying I should wear more colour. I like some colours (namely red, purple and pink) but Im not overly fussed on the rest. I hate this idea that you have to wear colour and all black looks drab/boring. Long gone are my quasi goth and emo days, I just enjoy wearing black! I think its classic, simple and chic. Im not fussed if someone wears all neon orange or all grey, I think as long as you like what you're wearing you're all good. Plus black is possibly the easiest thing to wear, especially for people like me who dont really think too much about what they wear ;)! Suppose Im not helping my I am not a goth point by wearing a cross embroidered shirt but ya know! I remember seeing Gracie wearing a similar one at the Motel Party and made a mental note to get one at some point. I just cant get enough of this shirt, When I saw it on Zalando I just had to have it! Also sporting a new jacket I got from Boohoo, Again like the burgundy one I love the masculine shape and slouchy oversized style!

Off to my Dads birthday meal tonight, home cooked steak and chips is always a winner! Today I've been so moody and flipping out about the silliest thing for reasons I cannot explain! Hoping its just end of year blues! I'm not normally the temperamental type! Hoping cuddles with my baby brothers will make me feel alot better! I found this Nails Inc Polish in my to review box and couldnt for the life of me remember where I acquired it, but omg its gorgeous. A beautiful grey with a hint of lilac, so sophisticated and easy.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer

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collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer: boots/superdrug (£4.19)

This is possibly my all time favourite concealer. I've tried tons over the years from Bobbi Brown to MAC to ELF. None I've really been wowed by though! I tried this initially thanks to the blogasphere, I think most drug store things I buy nowadays are based off what I see online. I just cant trust it! I think I first saw Tanya talking about it and saw more and blogs mention it, Could hardly miss out!

What I like about this Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer is that its really soft and creamy. I find some tend to be too thick which makes it hard to blend or too greasy and sinks into all the lines around my eyes. I like using it mostly under my eyes as it covers my dark circles really well and doesnt feel drying or tight. It has some of the best coverage I've seen on a drugstore concelaer. The packaging is sleek and simple, the doe foot applicator makes it great just to dab a few dots on then blend out with a finger or a brush. I dislike makeup that makes obscure claims like "16 hours wear", It does last really long time, but I highly doubt it would last 16 hours without needing reapplication!

This is the second Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer I've bought since discovering it. I use shade medium which is probably a touch to dark for my natural skin, but fine once I've got my foundation/bronzer etc on. For the price its a absolute steal! I think its nice to have a drugstore product that really does live up to what it claims! A must have if you ask me!


to the end of time

gilet: forever 21
dress: my yard *
necklace: forever 21
rings: jwlry and market stall
nails: models own juicy jules and OPI Rainbow connection

I have a thing about red and black at the moment. Taken over my obsession with black and pink and now all I want is red everything! Must have some psychological meaning behind it or something! Pretty terrible quality images, but it was actually so dark when I took them I had to over expose them, which obviously has made 'em a bit odd! Oh well!  This is the fur gilet I've been mentioning alot recently, Cant remember if I've actually worn it on here or not though! I'm tempted to order a few things from Forever 21 online, but I've not ordered with them before, if anyone has lemme know in the comments! Im really curious about their delivery times/returns!

Went shopping with my lil' stepsisters today to get my Dad his birthday present (some boots from Clarks, which cost £70, reduced to £34!) then I popped into Topshop and found this coat which I've wanted for ages. I nearly bought it full price during the summer, but when I saw it in my size and reduced to a mere £15, I knew it was meant to be! Had a mega fatty KFC and then we had a sly trip to pets at home to coo over chinchillas and bunnies!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

burgundy jacket

jacket: boohoo
dress: internationale
necklace: topshop
rings: jwlry, market stall and love hearts and crosses *
shoes: H&M
nails: models own juicy jules and OPI rainbow connection

Cheeky little sale purchase from Boohoo! I've never ever bought from Boohoo, I attended their  their A/W press day a few months ago, and I was surpised with what I saw. I placed a order yesterday because I fancied a few things in the sale and a couple of their coats caught my eye. This rich burgundy long line one has really impressed me. The length is much longer than I would normally choose. However I really like it, it adds a bit of masculinity, without being too manly because of rich, beautiful colour. A perfect addition to my wardrobe! Its quite a thin material which will be great coming up to spring/summer. It doesn't feel cheap, the button on the jacket is hideous, but I'm going to change it! Cant wait to add a massive fur stole to it as I think it would make it look so much more expensive than it looks!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

set fire to the rain

top: primark
skirt: primark
boots: topshop (albas)
rings: jwlry & market stall
nails: models own juicy jules
coat: topshop

Gratutitous nail pics as I'm in love with my new super sparkly nail polish! Models Own Juicy Jules has been on my wishlist for ages but never got round to buying it myself, again thanks to grnnymlrs (well its my mums mum so its not melrose, but just just for continuity!) present choices its finally on my finger nails! Very happy!

Wore my hair up again today as its really annoying my being as its so long at the moment. Tempted to get it cut blunt at the ends and get some extensions for some volume. I've had this middle parting ~boho~ ombre look for so long now its starting to drive me a little loopy. I wear my hair up quite alot at home in a topknot but rarely in outfit photos! This style is something I've recently started doing, really simple as is just a bit of a backcombed beehive around the crown, pinned back with a few clips and then the rest in a bun at the back!

New peter pan top from the Primark sale and that Primark pleated pleather skirt! Picked up the last few in my local Primark for a few people in my local Primark that had gone to a measely £5. Absolute bargain if you can find them! I've worn mine countless times since I got it! I feel terrible as I'm always wearing the same sort of stuff at the moment! Sorry about that!

technic carnival OPI rainbow connection dupe

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technic carnival nail polish: ebay (via moi!) 

I've seen this little dupe for my favourite OPI Rainbow Connection Nail Polish on a few blogs, But I couldnt find it in shops or on ebay so I ended up wholesale buying a few lots so I could have one as a backup (counter productive, I know). Technic Carnival is pretty much exactly the same but much cheaper than the original OPI Rainbow Connection and I think its a bit nicer as its not stuffed full of silver glitter. Great for layering and looks lovely alone too. Its a clear polish jam packed with multi sized and coloured glitter particles!

Anyway Im selling the rest of the lot on ebay for £3 per bottle so feel free to grab one! I've set up a new ebay account just for selling, as previously I just used my Mum's account to buy stuff from and I didnt think it was fair for people to start stalking her feedback. So this is why I currently have no feedback, pinkie promise I'm not a ebay scammer!
EDITED TO ADD: All my ones have now sold, I am going to see if I can source more! As per comments there have been sightings in Body Care & Nail Polish Direct (currently out of stock though)


Monday, December 26, 2011

shu uemura skin purifier

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shu uemura skin purifier cleansing beauty oil premium a/o advanced form 

I really didnt expect to like this hence why I never took photos of it before using it. My golden rule when getting things to review, "its not yours until you've taken a photo of it", I suppose I was given this in a goody bag though so it wasnt really under the same guidelines as "you must review this"... anyway. The idea of putting a oil on my face kinda freaked me out at first. I imagined it leaving a greasy film all over my skin and clogging up my pores. However when I did try the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier I was absolutely stunned! It goes on quite slick straight onto dry skin, and you instantly can feel the makeup starting to melt away. You then apply some water to emulsify the oil and it produces a milky substance, which leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth. It doesnt leave behind and grease or residue.

I've been using the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier as a pre-cleanser recently, Taking my eye makeup off first then the rest of my face makeup then using another cleanser (Dermalogica special cleansing gel) to make sure my face is really clean. I mainly like how it removes all my eye makeup with very little effort. I hate having left over mascara on my eyelashes!

As I was given this I literally have no idea how much it costs, I've done some feeble googling but nothings coming up. I have the 100ml which I cant seem to find a price for. I think its going to be quite pricey though as I've seen similar Shu Umera cleansers for £28. I think I'd buy it again as I do really like the product and would really recommend it. I suppose it would depend on the price though, seeing as I've had this for about a month now and nearly used two thirds of it already so its not really lasting that long. Opened my mind a bit more to oil cleansers, they are still scary but this one has put my mind at rest a little! I'm sure there is cheaper options out there that are this so I'm open for suggestions once I've used this up!


red tartan

skirt: romwe *
coat: topshop
rings: jwlry
scarf: river island
shoes: primark
nails: models own pink punch *& some konad that I was messing around with (but look nothing like the photo!)

Finally breaking the ~llymlrs style~. Been wanting to change to doing full length for a while, I'm just a sucker for routine and I like things to be the same. Also I sorta felt like the way it was before was "my" thing and the no legs/shoes joke was just blogging-in-joke. Two good years I've done the above the knee thing, I think most people used to do full length when I first started blogging, now it seems to more common to do above the knee. Its much more awkward doing it full length, the main reason I did it above the knee was because I dont really have enough room in the room I do my photos as the beds in the way. I had to balance my tripod on the bed, which was alot harder than it sounds. And then straighten and crop in post production! Bit more effort, but I do like the way they've come out! For the record, I dont wear shoes indoors, and I do wear the same shoes pretty much every day (topshop albas, H&M flatforms or these pumps) so be prepared to see them all the time!

The scarf was a Christmas present of my Granparents. I cant tell you how long I've wanted it this scarf for! Its such a gorgeous vibrant red tartan! In River Island style it had some disgusting embroidery saying "love" with some hearts on that I had to pick off, but I'm just so happy with it! Been holding off getting a scarf this winter because I knew I'd be getting this!

Im back packing orders for JWLRY tomorrow to be sent on Wednesday! I've seen lots of photos of people who got given rings for Christmas, So glad you like them!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

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Just a quick hello to everyone! Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas! Currently nursing a food baby in my PJ's watching    with my family. Had a really great day and got everything I wanted plus more! Including a Vivienne Westwood Necklace! I literally cannot wait to wear it! A new hair dryer and some hot rollers! I also got a Konad kit which is possibly the best thing ever, been stamping my nails ever since! Gonna attempt a full manicure tomorrow! Plus all the usual holiday smellies and chocolates!

I've put my back out somehow and I've been dosed up on pain killers most of the day, shaking my fist and cursing because I've been in so much pain. Although overall its been such a lovely day! I'll be back tomorrow on my normal form! Really looking forward to reading everyone's Christmas posts, so feel free to link me if you've done one! I love seeing what others do over Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emerveille

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Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emerveille: debenhams (£22.50)

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emerveille is a soft peach with a goldy champagne shimmery sheen. It sort of reminds me of MAC All that Glitters in a different form. The formula is really unique, I've never tried anything like it before. Its a gel like texture that feels like a soft mousse, sort of puffy and cushiony. They have a "bounce back" feel when you touch the product. Chanel Illusion d'Ombre wear really well, around 12 hours without primer, no creasing no fading, it doesnt move and it doesnt smudge. I wear it all over the lid and then in the inner corner and slightly smudged under the eye. I think its absolutely beautiful.

I've never really bought a backup of a eye product before. Eye shadows are the kind of thing that I seem to get bored. A little bit disposable, I have palettes full of MAC shadows I never use (I probably wear Gleam, Paradisco and Expensive Pink the most), so I just don't tend to buy them. After seeing a few comments on the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre on blogs and twitter, I caved in and bought one and I've used it pretty much daily since. Im not at the stage where I really needed a new one, but with alot of Chanel products I like being discontinued at the moment, I just had to get another. I got the backup with a voucher I was given at the Debenhams Press day

Honestly this is my favourite product I've bought in 2011. I can wholeheartedly say I'd buy this again if I ran out again. Its quick and simple to blend out, can be worn alone or as a base under another product. It is expensive, but I really do think its worth the money, Plus its Chanel... which to me is one of those "justifiable" brands! Highly recommended!

Sorry there isnt any photos of it in use, I have very little lid space when I open my eyes and dont really like swatches! But if you look at any of my blog photos where Im not wearing pink eyeshadow,Im wearing this.

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