Wednesday, 30 December 2009

In & Out

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you :)

After a brief reprise my laptop finally died a death a few weeks ago, so I've had to beg, borrow and steal computer access. I have picked out a shiny new laptop and I'm going to collect it on Saturday though, Rediculously excited!

In order to keep up some kind of regularity i'm going to In & Out!

- Christmas: So much fun, ate lots, saw family, indulged in napping, chocolate and presents!
- Glitter: I usually run from it like the plague, but Christmas has seen me breaking out the glitter in abundance! Currently sporting a gold glittery Dior nail varnish, I even suprise myself.
- Caffine: After ridding myself of the Diet Coke demon, I eventually cleansed my diet of all caffine, but I decided to give myself a break over Christmas, hello tea and ameretto and coke! I'm stopping again in Jan though.

-Snow: I'm just going to say it, I like to to look at, but in any other context Snow & Ice is an absolute menace!! Defrosting, slipping and "sensible shoes" are not my friends.
- Post Christmas, Pre New Year: It's no longer Christmas and you can't get anything done before we all stop for NYE, urgh.
-NYE Madness: I just don't, and won't get excited about New Years, I'm going to be staying in with a few friends this year, I don't want to spend money on overpriced entry and crowded clubs, just to stand in a circle and sing Auld Langs Eyne with sweaty drunkards.

Post your own below, I love to read them!

Also, only ONE follower to 50, It's taunting me, I hate uneven numbers!! Thank You to everyone who reads this, I love you all!!

Laura xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to say I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the holidays!!
I'll be relaxing with my family, eating too much and enjoying some down time!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Colour Wheel Series: Coral Queen

We're in the depths of Winter, It's all about plums, burgundy, deep oranges and browns....and i'm obsessed with coral, i'm "cobsessed". It's my little peice of summer in the grey murky winter.

I love wearing peach and coral hues with neutrals, Innotive? Maybe not, Me? Yes :)


These are my current favourites -

(l-r BarryM 147, Ravashing, Style)

MAC RAVISHING LIPSTICK: I love this as a more sublte pop of colour, I've never been too much of a nude lip girl, so I don't think this is too out there for the day time :)
Barry M 147 Lip Paint: This has a more matte finish, and is more vibrant, so it's more of a statement lip. I love to wear a really neutral face, big lashes and lots of this!

Style Blush: I lovvve this with UD Quickie, the reason I've resisted Benefit Coralista!
Barry M Flamingo Nail Paint: Peachy Coral Perfection! I've been more towards dark nails recently, but I wore this to death and still love it.

(l-r Flamingo Pink, Coral)

STYLE: Coral Accents with Neutrals.

Taupe Suede Court Shoes: Primark
Grey Tulip Skirt: Topshop
Clutch:New Look
Shirt:Massimo Dutti Mens

The Neautraliy of the Navy, Grey and Taupe are lifted by the flash of Coral, I love this Necklace, It was an amazing buy from Primark!!

The Gold chain of the clutch picks up the gold on the necklace :)

Finally, These Shoes are the cheapest and the BEST, I bought them in about three different colours!!
They're classic and go with most outfits.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I'm going to do a few colour themed posts like this!!
Next Up: Purple
Lots of Love,
Laura xxx

Mini Haul - OPI & MAC

I know it's before Christmas and I really shouldn't be buying for myself, but I just couldn't resist getting a few presents for myself!

I took advantage of the MAC free delivery code that was running last week, and I decided to go ahead and get a few things I wanted.

Orb Pro Pan Refill:

I was in dire need of a Matte highlight shade, and after seeing a swatch of this on Temptalia, it went straight in my basket. It's GORGEOUS. I've been wearing this in the day for work just as a wash of colour, and it just balances out my lid colour and makes me look natural but polished.

(I couldn't get a decent swatch of this, but please go and check it out on Temptalia!)

Springsheen Blush:

I've been dithering over this blush for ages and I just decided to take the plunge and get it. It's a warm peachy tone that it super wearable but I'm unsure whether it's really special, I have tonnes of similar tones blushes already, so although it's a lovely blush and looks nice on, it's not really made me jump for joy.

Springsheen vs Style and Urban Decay Afterglow Quickie.

(Style/Quickie Top, Springsheen Bottom)


This was a re-purchase for me, I love to spritz it on before make up, and for making eyeshadows more vibrant.


I went to John Lewis and stumbled across the OPI section, and slipped a few into my bag.

(Pathetic Attempt At Swatch - Sorry! It's on the back of an Alien Tester haha)

(T-B Bastille My Heart, Lincoln PAD & You Don't Know Jacques)

Bastille My Heart:

This is my Christmas Colour, I'm not really into shimmery polish, but it's subtle enough to be festive :)

Lincoln Park After Dark:

I've wanted this for AGES and I'm not dissapointed, I love it!

You Don't Know Jacques:

I own, greys and browns but I love the taupe shade of this, I know why it's a best seller!!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Perfume Please

I'm a serial perfume addict, I'm forever adding to my collection and my wishlist is always growing.

Vera Wang Rock Princess

I must admit, this was a scent I loved in the store, but when I got it home I felt like it was a little too "dark" for me, but I've really started to like it. It's a really unusual fragrance, and I've used it pretty much everyday for a while now.

Nina by Nina Ricci

I fell in love with this when I first smelt it, and I can honestly say this is my all time favourite fragrance, I love the way it develops throughout the day. I'll buy bottle after bottle of this.

Boss Orange

Everytime I go near this I have to smell it, It's light, fruity and the perfect spring summer scent. As we're in the depths of winter I don't think I'll be purchasing it until then though!

Alien by Thierry Mugler.

I've got so many samples of this is various magazines, and I'm hooked, it's the right balance between night and day. I'm also so impressed with the mini pump sample they've been rolling out in the various magazines!!

Flowerbomb by Vicktor & Rolf

It's such a perfect floral scent, and I know it's been talked about a lot, but I just adore the smell of this, maybe it'll stay on my list a little longer but only if my restraint holds out!!

Lots of Love Laura xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Update, General Ramble.

Hello :)

The Beauty Spark has been lacking a bit of 'Spark' this week, I've been soo ill that i've hardly worn make up, so any inspiration has been in short supply!!

I'm starting to get better though, I managed to drag myself to work today, but i'm still coughing all over the place. I even have to carry around an you get any more sexy/cool?!

I have literally had to restrain myself from internet binges the past few days, I've had my card poised and at the ready several times but it's gone back in the purse with Christmas in mind.

I have been obsessing over these two products though, and unlike all my other 'essential' items I nearly bought, I keep thinking about them.

They are both Illamasqua -

Furore Pigment: I rarely buy Pigments, but it just looks so versatile and wonderful, I'm very interested!

Enrapture: Molten Bronze, I really want to try one of these, are they worth it??

Alsoo, If you haven't heard of Glee you really should have!! I've been watching it on the internet and It's literally my favourite show ever! I'm totally musical theatre, and was a musical theatre child, so it's right up my street :) I think it's being piloted on E4 on the 15th December, so tune in!!

Ok, that's all for my little ramble.

Meet Sue Slyvester, She is without doubt my favourite character.

"Santana, Gay Kid, Wheels, Asian, Other Asian, Aretha, Shaft"

Ok, Lots Of Love,

Laura xxx

Friday, 4 December 2009

Make Up Diary

Make Up Diary,

I saw this on Dainty Dollymix's Blog and decided it looked a fun!
1. What time did you do your makeup today?
About 9AM, A later start at work today :)

2. What’s the least expensive beauty item you used? Max Factor Second Skin Foundation, I bought it for £9.99
3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct? My eyebrows and brightening under my eyes!
4. Did you apply false eyelashes? Nope, I'm not that bothered about false lashes for daytime!
5. Did you do anything while applying make-up? I had Spotify on the background.
6. Biggest make-up mishap today? Today was far to simple to have any mishaps!
7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind? Not Today, just fresh faced and awake!
8. What was the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine? My eye make up, Paint Pot, Eyeshadows & Mascara.
9. What part of your routine is the most fun? Doing my Brows! I look instantly more groomed and together.
10. What part of your make-up makes the biggest difference in the way you look? Blusher!! A flush of the cheeks always makes me feel more done.

11. Neutral or colorful eyeshadow? Neutral!
12. Liquid or mineral foundation? Liquid, Max Factor Second Skin.
13. Do you do your hair or make-up first? Hair then Make Up.
14. Did you pack a make-up bag to take with you for the day? I just chucked my lipstick and powder in my handbag.
15. When did you finish your make-up? 9:15AM, quick and simple!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Top 3 Products Under £5

I've really enjoyed reading these posts so here's my own :)

Hair Care:

Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance

I spray about two pumps of this into the ends of my hair before I blow dry it, It's smells delicious and keeps my hair in check :)
At £3.88 from Superdrug, It's great.

Skin Care:


I always have a tube of this in my drawer, it's a lifesaver!
If I feel my skin breaking out, I just dab a bit of this on the affected area and go to sleep, it's usually calmed down when I wake up!!
It's usually about £3.00 for a tube of this, and it's better than any "quick fix" spot treatment i've ever tried.

Make Up:

This was really hard to pick!!
I could say Barry M or Sleek, but I thought i'd go with something a bit different.

2True Cheek and Lip Tint

This is the best £1.95 I've ever spent :)
It's a healthy, long lasting glow in a bottle.
I'm a big fan of 2True, and this is by far my favourite product.

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Blog Award: I Love Your Blog

Tanya has given me an I Love Your Blog award, thank you!!

I have given award this to:

Just a quick one today guys! Be back tomorrow with something more inspiring :)

Lots of Love, Laura xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

November Favourites

I cannot believe how fast November has gone by! I'm not ready for December yet, can't it wait a few more weeks??

But, because my name isn't Bernard and I don't own a magical watch, here are my November Favourites!!

MAC Style Blush
Max Factor Second Skin Foundation
Barry M Lip Paint 147
Lush Snow Fairy
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush - Quickie
Nails Inc Victoria

MAC Style Blush

I think this is my favourite ever MAC Blush, It's just delicious and healthy :) this also might be due to my current coral phase.

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Quickie

Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes have been a long time favourite of mine, you may get less for your money compared with a mac blush, but I've gone through all of these and I always go back to them, there my fail safe blush.

I have been wearing these two together for the past few weeks almost every single day, it's the best blush combo, Quickie on the apples of my cheek, and Style on the cheek bone. Heaven!
I PROMISE i'll post you a picture of this, but it's wayy to late at night, and I look pretty tired and gross, tomorrow? :)

Max Factor Second Skin Foundation

I've already waxed lyrical about this product, and I haven't actually touched any of my higher end foundations (NARS, MAC) since I bought this, It may be due to it laziness, as it's forever next to my mirror, but I think it's mainly due to the fact that it's a lovely foundation!
Click Here to read Review!

(haha I just realised I included this product in my October Favourites too!! That shows how much I love it...or how forgetful I am? you decide)

Barry M Lip Paint in 147

I've worn this almost everyday for work, with a bit of carmex under it, it doesn't dry my lips out and is the perfect light coral shade!

I'm wearing it in this post if you want to see it!!

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel

I feel I've written wayy to much about the Lush Christmas products on here lately, so all i'm going to say is, I love this product, and the scent is divine! The End.
If you want to read more about them, read here!

Nails Inc Victoria

Yes, It was the Glamour freebie, No, It hasn't been off my nails since I first put it on about three weeks ago! I'm really loving the Rouge Noir look, what can I say, it's the perfect winter shade.

NOTD - what it looks like on!

So here's to December, Christmas Timee!


A quick thank you to Tanya
for mentioning me on her share the love blog, it was such a nice suprise and it's so lovely to know that people enjoy reading what I have to say!

On that note i'm only 2 followers away from 50, yaay!! I'm so thankful that all of you think it's worthwhile reading what I have to say!

I'm going to try and do a little something when I reach 50, just something simple, to say thank you! So come on 50!!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

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