Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Update: My Promotion !!!

I don't nornally do personal posts, but I have really enjoyed keeping this blog over the last few months, and have enjoyed chatting to a lot of you and keeping up with your posts. So I feel bad that recently I have found it hard to keep on top of it all, I haven't been posting regularly and I haven't been able to catch up with a lot of you and read as many blogs as I would like to!!

I recently got a promotion in my job as an Events Supervisor - my title doesnt sound very much but I basically run events around the country for a premium clothing brand and am responsible for teams of up to 12 people. I now have an office job in London which includes booking all the events, staffing, etc aswel as then managing the events. As you can imagine I am constantly running around, travelling all over the country etc so getting down to writing posts has become a bit of an impossibility! It has meant though, that I have got around to some amazing places, got free tickets into prestigious shows and events and made some great friends. Including Cartier Polo, Badminton Horse Trials, Queens Tennis, Olympia London International Horse Show, Cowes Week, Henley Regatta, the list goes on! This year I am going to Germany for a horse show also which I am super excited for.

As you can tell I am really excited and proud to have got so far in this job, so the point of this wasn't to boast but just explain why I am not on top of things, and just say that I really appreciate the support of anyone who ever reads this blog, and to all the people that I follow, that I still love all of your blogs and I hope to keep posting, reading your blogs and commenting !!

Love to all

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

America Haul #4 Sephora Nano Eyeliners

These dinky little eyeliners were part of the Sephora's own make-up range, which was pretty good actually and reasonably priced. These cost something ridiculous like $5 so I had to grab a few, and went for these pretty colours, in electric blue and grey.

They are perfect for the waterline, creating a base for a smokey eye, etc. And because they are tiny they are good to travel with!!
If any Americans are reading - whats the general opinion on Sephoras own range? Is it seen as cheap and nasty or generally good for a bargain?

Sunday, 21 October 2012

America Haul #2 Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

Sooooo many of you will already know and will have read about this little baby, which is why I made sure to seek it out in New York and it really wasn't hard to find!!

This cute little brush claims to boost your mood and make you happy, and who can argue that.

With its little hearts embossed all over the blush, its a pleasure to use and while I have no clue about the science behind it, it does make me smile anyway since it's pretty. It comes with a little flipup mirror with brush inside, which was a bit of a surprise, you probably wouldn't use it but the thought was there!!

Absolutely in love with this and it gives a really pretty rosey glow. Definitely recommend!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

America Haul #3 Anastasia Brow Wiz

IF, like me you are a massive Pixiwoo fan, you will no doubt have heard them rave about this product and use it in every other video. That must be why, I made sure to put it in my basket in Sephora.

and, I LOVE IT.

You can get this product in the UK, but not readily, and mainly online - and for me an eyebrow pencil is not the sort of thing I would buy without trying first. I got the colour Medium Ash, which is a perfect match for me. The consistency is not that of a pencil but more like a soft, waxy stick that makes neat, precise lines without looking drawn on. Usually eyebrow pencils have too much of a red tone to them, and while I do have a reddish tone in my hair, I don't want it on my eyebrows!! I am soooo pleased with this product, and would be happy to now order it again and again.

America Haul #1 Rollerball Fragrances

Instead of doing one big haul post and then lots of separate reviews on everything I got in New York, I decided just to review them all separately as usual but these treats are all from the US!! I've also had a bit of time by now to try all these things out now and have more of an idea what I would repurchase and stock up on if I were to go over again!!

The first thing I have to say about America is that they are VERY lucky to have the amazing Sephora store, what I would do to get one of those over here!!! The other thing I love is that you can get miniatures of practically everything!!!!!

I picked up some of these cute rollerball perfumes, at $20 each, as they are perfect gifts, for keeping in your handbag for top-ups throughout the day and travelling with!

I got Vera Wang Princess, and Marc Jacobs Daisy, but they are also avaliable in most big name perfumes you can think of.

Wish the UK would sort it out and get these!!!!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo - Pink Gold

I was excited to find this on a promotional Maybelline stand in Boots this week! Either this wasn't out with the original launch of the colour tattoo eyeshadows or it completely passed me by!! (I'm sure it wasn't!)

This gorgeous pink shimmer will be perfect for the winter / party season, and with the formulation of these little pots already a firm favourite amongst beauty addicts everywhere - I'm sure I won't be the only one excited to use this!! These are perfect for a bit of shimmer and glam for nights out - and they do not budge.

I already have one of the original shades in 'On and on Bronze'. They are so similar to Mac paint pots, they stay true to the claim of having 24 hour wear and 'tattoo'like longevity, and are perfect to use as a base,

Monday, 8 October 2012

My New VIVO Collection

I was delighted to find a Tesco 'Home Plus' this week while working away in Southampton. I know it may be a little sad but other girls that have a house with their boyfriend will understand: buying stuff to go in your own home is AMAZING and so much fun!!!! So its exciting to go into cheapo places like Tesco or the Range to find cute homey things. I think that if you have good taste you can shop anywhere and that goes for clothes also.

While I was having a browse I found a VIVO stand which I have heard a lot about already through blogs in the past! I was really impressed by their collection of super affordable pallettes, especially eye shadows, and blushers. With most items at under the 5pound price point, I knew I had to give it a bash.

I picked up this awesome Colour Block in 'Unprotected'  eyeshadow palette which has more than a few shades comparable to the Naked palette! The shadows are of really great quality for the price.

I also couldn't resist one of the baked blushers, and chose 'Peaches and Cream'.

I am in love with this blusher, it gives such a pretty flush of colour, and I've been using it most days.
Im amazed by how affordable this makeup collection is, and also the quality is great. I'm sad now that I didn't pick up a huuuuge bronzer pan for about 4 pounds. I did also get a mascara, that isn't worth mentioning, but I'm happy to accept that there will always be hit/miss products in cheaper ranges - I have found two products that I love though!