Tuesday, 29 November 2011

NOTD; Revlon "Facets of Fuschia"

 A while ago, the gorgeous Wendy of Cydonian Make Up held a Twitter giveaway and lucky little me won a new nail polish! It's the stunning limited edition shade by Revlon, "Facets of Fuschia".

 The polish basically consists of a smoky, sheer black formula with various sizes of pinky-purple glitter. How amazing is it? And that's only with one coat! It went on pretty smoothly with no streaking, even the glitter settled really well, whereas you can find with multi-glittered polishes can take a little while to 'flatten', if at all. I think the chunky glitter mixed with the micro makes it look like it has incredible depth, it's so pretty, almost like a mini pink universe on your fingertips :)

 I think this is definitely a festive polish. I can see me rocking this with a coat of Seche Vite on top to make it super-sleek, an LBD, smoky deep purple eyes, killer heels and big hair!


REVIEW; 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara

 I'm really picky of my mascaras. Out of the many (many, many, many...) I've tried, there are only a handful of those I'd ever buy again that didn't require eyelash maintenance before hand - some mornings, yeah, I don't really mind going through the process of curling my eyelashes, combing them, applying a few coats while waiting on the product getting slightly tacky in between, etc...but most of the time I can't be bothered with the whole rigmarole and would prefer to slick some mascara on my lashes, ready to go and to look fab first time. So when Lydia of Cut-Throat Beauty sent me "Va Va Voom Volume" mascara by 17 cosmetics as part of a giveaway prize (post to follow soon, I promise this time!) I was rearing to put it to the test. 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Glittery Matte Nails!

 I've never actively hunted out matte nail varnish; when I was new to blogging, I got caught up in the hype of matte topcoats, and lusted after some for a while before I realised I don't often wear nail polish long enough to justify it! Then when I was in Bodycare yesterday, two little polishes caught my eye. Now, I'm a lover of Technic's polishes, and already have two glitter ones and a creme on by them that I swear by, and couldn't resist buying my second red glitter polish by them, called Christmas Cracker (how festive!) And I then saw Body Collection (a brand I haven't used before) had a small stand there too, and it was a pretty, dark polish with subtle holo-micro glitter scattered through it called Little Black Dress, and of course in that went to the basket too.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

SET; "A Steal In Teal" & Seasonal Natterings

A Steal in Teal

I really am loving teal more this year, and I have similar things to these in my wardrobe...that bag and those shoes though are gorgeous! They're on my September Wishlist and they're stunning :(
 I'm resolving to treat myself and buy at least one nice thing for myself before Christmas (I'm too old for Santa now!) And speaking of Christmas, Brandon's is all done! He has a wee kitchen, an In The Night Garden play set, a sailor jammies set from H&M, some books, and I'm going to buy him new shoes this week in Stirling :) It doesn't look like a lot when it's laid out, but he doesn't need a lot, and I don't think he really will - we were spoiled rotten when we were kiddies (the whole dad-working-away-for-months-at-a-time-and-felt-guilty thing kind of worked in our favour) and sure enough, come summer time, our toys were broken, pieces had been lost, or we were plain bored and whinged through the whole summer. I want Brandon to be able to appreciate everything he has, because there's lot of families out there who struggle to put food on the table, never mind buy Christmas presents. I know we're hardly rich, but we get by okay, and I really don't want him to take that for granted. 
I'm going to try to persuade my mum not to go mental this year, because last year she bought him a ridiculous amount of things (including a bloody QUAD BIKE - he was 9 months old!) and to at least mainly get him his cutlery and stuff for the kitchen. I also have stuff for my friends to sort out - was planning on making them all this year, but most of them are nigh on impossible for me, my budget, and my serious lack of hours to do them in!

I'll close with this song: I discovered Creepshow a year or so ago, THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY.

Take care guys xoxo

SET; Sleek.

Darkly Sparkling

I haven't posted a set in a while, so here's a quick cheeky one about the kind of style I'm considering wearing to some parties lined up in the next few months :)

Friday, 11 November 2011

OOTD&FOTD; Sophisticated Aristocat *mrraow*

(Yes, that was a crappy Disney reference. I LOVE DISNEY.)

I've long since accepted the fact that on a day to day basis, I am not chic, I am not stylish, and I'm most certainly not one to turn heads walking down the street - in fact, if I do, it's for all the wrong reasons... Admittedly, I do tend to dress as a bit of a slob at work, because put simply, it's much easier to run around and get things done if I'm wearing comfy clothes. I don't want to imagine trying to totter around a busy studio in heels and a small skirt...
 But on Sunday when I met up with my friend Amy, I decided to actually get ready for once...and here's what I pulled together.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Darkly Sparkling; a FOTD and Tatty Gidness

 So it seems my hometown has turned into Silent Hill today.

Honestly, half expecting a few nurses to shuffle up the street with Pyramid Head stalking after them... *shudder* It's so foggy and chilly now, which means time for cosy warm clothes! Yay!
I've also decided to start adding a 'read more' option, because my posts tend to be pretty long, it will hopefully make my blog a bit quicker to load and easier to flow through, although it's a trial just now. Fingers crossed it's alright though!