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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Collective Haul; Part 1

Hi guys, I'm back with another haul! Yay! 
Thought you might like to see what I've bought over the last few months, I've had to split this into 2 half's as this already has a tone of pictures. So this half is the more beauty bits and the second half will be clothes and other random things :)

As you may or may not know, I have hair extensions in (Post to come) and I was recommended this kit from my hair extension technician. It's available on eBay but I bought mine from Trendsetters for £20 (Same price as eBay) and you get a shampoo, conditioner, leave in spray and shine spray. *fingers crossed*

I'm not much of an experimental person when it comes to eye shadow and I've owned palette's in the past but haven't got much use out of them. I saw somebody review this one, and I thought for the price.. I'd give it a go. I think it was around £6 including postage.

Sadly It came from China, and took well over a month to get to me, I'm thinking it got stopped at customs as there is a massive chunk of black (see above picture) missing and black specks everywhere! Luckily I don't tend to use black eye shadow. But still, I was not impressed.. The palette it'self is good, but I'm not sure about the company.. I would leave a link, but they've sold out now.

Thought I'd treat myself a little while I was in London with the Boyfriend in December, I am slightly unimpressed though..  I swatched them as soon as I could, but all that I felt was 'meh' I even used one and it did NOTHING! I genuinely don't know what to do, they were reduced as they were a Christmas set, but I still feel slightly conned. I think I may resort to putting them on eBay if I'm honest!

First MAC Lipstick, where have I been?! There is just TOO many, I didn't know what to go for. I swatched a few and decided to go for Snob. I loved how it looked on my hand, my lips on the other hand (Barbie alert!) I managed to tone it down adding a darker lip gloss. I will definitely go back at some point and pick up another! £14 on a lipstick is an investment for me, so recommendations on a wearable day to night colour would be great! 

Now, I don't seem to be having much luck! I thought I'd jump on the band wagon and buy on of the Maybelline Color Tattoo's, I wanted 'On and on bronze' which I thought Is what I picked up, but naughty Superdrug covered the colour name with a security sticker and I got home to find out I actually bought 'Permanent Taupe' .. I'm going to give it a go though and go back at pick up On and on bronze at some point (I will check this time). £4.99 (Boots

Random essentials - Tanning mit £2.66
                             - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52, around £10
                             - Carex Aloe Vera hand gel - £1

                                                               Part 2 coming soon..

Friday, 18 January 2013

DIY; Used candle - Storage pot

Hi guys,
So this is going to be my first 'DIY' post. It's pretty simple but I thought I'd just share my idea.. Enjoy!

So basically all it is, is turning a boring old used up candle into a pretty storage pot (as you could see from the title *facepalm*).

  • Gather decorative supplies; Scissors, ribbon, glitter, glue etc.
  • Make sure all the max is out of you chosen candle (put boiling water in it to melt the wax, wait for it to cool slightly then simply remove it).  

 I kept mine pretty simple, but you could do what ever you liked.. depending on you taste.. 

What ever you do, just ..

Search for 'pearl cabochon' on Etsy of eBay.

You could go all out a cover the whole thing on sweet wrappers, tickets, ribbons (memorable things) Or keep it simple, like I have.
The jar I have used was just a candle from idea, but you could do this with any old jar.. whether it be from a candle or not!

This is my fished jar, I have two of these currently on display; one with nail files, another with make up brushes.. The list is endless for what you can use them for! But it just adds a bit of personality to your dressing table/ desk

If you do this, please send me the pictures! I love seeing people's creative side!
@VickiPenton1 - Tweet me. - Email me.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

2012 Best & Worst Tag;

Even if I am late in saying so, Merry Christmas and Happy new year! My word the last month has just flown by! Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and new year..

I stole this tag off Emma - Glossy Boutique ..I didn't want to have to do 3 tag's in a row, but sadly they're the only posts I can get away with lack of pictures! Enjoy :)

1. What was your favourite drug store make up brand of 2012?
I can't say I've really used a substantial amount of one brand.. I tried random bits from a lot of different 'drugstore' brands throughout last year, I can't pick an ultimate fav but the three I was impressed with are; No7, L'OREAL and Natural Collection - All for one product each, but I plan to venture more into those brands a little in 2013 (with the exclusion of L'OREAL as I have a few things from them and am generally very bemused by the brand!)

2. What are your least favourite products of 2012?
MUA - Extreme Felt Liner (Absolute waste of time) Simple - Purifying Cleansing Lotion (Unaffected) I didn't really venture into new things so didn't have many things to dislike. 

3. What is the best make up bargain of 2012?
ELF Mineral Moisturising Lip Tint (Rose) - £3.75 from here

4. Show your best drug store dupe for 2012.
I don't have any dupes for anything to be honest. 

5. Which drug store products did you buy in 2012 that wasn't worth the hype?
I have to agree with Emma, the Collection 2000 (Now Collection) 'really stupid long name' Concealer.. Maybe if they had a shade that matched my skin I may have had more faith but It was the awkward, lightest shade is too light, the medium is too dark so no point going to the other one.. Saying that, it wasn't just the colour option I had a problem with.. Some may like this fact, but I found it too thick! Okay yeah I get black bags under my eyes and the odd spot.. but I feel this concealer just makes me look worse if anything! (Despite the fact I still have it sat in my make up bag.. Maybe it's time to get rid?!)

6. Which product wins your award for best drug store product of 2012?
Without a doubt, Boujois - Healthy Mix foundation! I can't get enough, I haven't even ran out yet but have still bought another bottle! The only disadvantage is the bottle/tube.. it's like the pump action tooth paste you can get and I've now how the problem twice in that It looks like it still has 1/3 of product left but infact that pump bit hasn't actually gone up to the top (there's probably some trapped in there too) But I just love how it makes me look!

I tag everybody! Leave your links as a comment :) 

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