Friday, November 15, 2013

October Empties

It has been ages since I did an empties review. Probably because I have an attention span of a fly and end up giving away most things before I finish them.  Well I stuck through these, for better and for worse and this is my review.

SUQQU eyebrow liquid pen
£20 from Selfrdiges
This is my second one that I have gone through. The first time, I thought I may have gotten a bad one as it barely lasted me more than a month.  The finish is very natural and great for that daytime natural look, but there is not a lot of product. The actual longevity of the product is great however.  I will not be repurchasing this one for the 3rd time. I am now using a Chanel eyebrow pencil and I am happy with that.  I will definitely be buying their cream foundation however as soon as I muster up the will to drop £65 on it.

DIOR Diorskin Nude natural glow hydrating makeup
£32 from Boots
This liquid foundation contains spf 10 and is a lovely nourishing natural foundation.  You can build it up for medium coverage, but this is not a full coverage foundation.  I fell in love with the texture and the scent of this foundation and have this in two shades. This one is my winter shade in 020 and I have 040 for when I return from holiday with a tan.  I would consider re-purchasing this one definitely.

LUSH Sun Perfume
£18.50 from
Lush released a new series of perfumes last year an this is part of that collection.  Sun is a zesty, citrusy and very fruity perfume.  It reminds me of a fresh satsuma orange peel and is really pleasant and easy to wear.  The base of this perfume is sandalwood oil and it's a very gentle one. It lasts roughly 2-3 on my skin and then it turns into a very subtle sandalwood oil.  The bottle comes with a dropper and not a spray.  I would definitely repurchase this perfume, especially for the summer.

LUSH Feeling younger skin tint
£12 from
This is a creamy highlighter that I mixed with my foundation and moisturiser for the last year. This 20g pot lasted me that long. You only need a little bit for a healthy glow and it really left my skin feeling moisturised.  There are loads of beautiful ingredients in there like oatmeal infusion, almond oil, and cocoa butter that gave my skin the nourishment it needed.  I highly recommend this one for those who love to use highlighters to brighten up their face.  I will definitely be repurchasing this one!

MAC Face an Body foundation
£21 from Debenhams
I bought this foundation after good reviews that I read online.  After using the entire 50ml, I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in this foundation. I found that it dried too quickly and if you didn't act fast when applying, it had a tendency to drag the colour.  I know this one is not for full coverage, but the website stated that you could layer this up.  There were some grand promises with this one and I have to admit that it doesn't stand up to it's review. I will not be buying this one again. The only good part of this foundation is the plastic bottle in which it comes in an it helps with getting all your product out by squeezing it.

Overall this post will give you an idea of the two areas that I am really interested in and that is beautiful skin and perfume. 

What were your favourites this month? And if you have any recommendations for foundations, please let me know! xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Currently - November 2013

Taken from the fabulous blogger over at The Non Blonde.  Here is what I'm currently up too.

Shamefully, nothing at all. I read online articles more so these days (shame on me Ms. Lit major)

I'm balancing my time between Wu Tang, Dillon, Little Dragon, Digital & Spirit, and Lana Del Rey

Walking Dead and not much else

Using up my stash at a very fast (and scary) pace.  I will soon do a empties video. Currently loving the Naked Palette again and wearing Red Lips on a daily basis now.  My favourites are Lush Decisive and Santa Baby Lip Tint, Dior Little Red Dress, and Tom Ford Cherry Lush.

Galibardy necklace, All Saints black hoody, and anything black really

Home cooked meals for once

White tea with vanilla and Pomengrante white tea

Embracing (trying to at least) a hectic work schedule

My trip this weekend to Amsterdam

Vivienne Weswood ... anything

I wonder how much all this stuff I need to buy this Christmas is going to set me back?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stash Clearing Update

Spent today at home fighting this cold so I decided to have a quick gander at my vanity and storage.  A few weeks ago, I made a pledge to myself to downsize my stash and keep the products that I will use.  I ended up sending around 90 products in a large swap and received 4 Chanel nail polishes in return.  I was so relieved to make room on my vanity and storage drawer and to add 4 more Chanels into my collection (total of 51 now). 

I also gave away a few bits to my co-workers and managed to give some away to my mother in law as well.  I'm still hanging onto bits that I know I never reach for. I think the hesitation lies in the fact that they are higher end pieces and I'm afraid if I let go, I'll regret it.

I am treading along, a bit of a struggle but it's movement.

I'm reminded of a great quote by William Morris,

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

and Vivienne Westwood,

"Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity"

This is the motto in which I will finish off 2013 and start 2014.  This pertains to beauty products, clothes, everything.