Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Wow, I suck! I'm sorry :(

It's been so long since I've written anything! I have a HUGE amount going on at the minute - final year at uni with a dissertation etc to do *yea, yea excuses excuses I hear you all say* lol.

I really am sorry though :( I don't even have any time to watch yt videos or anything right now :S grrr. It's generally just a stressy and packed time for me with uni.

Apologies xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

More Goodies!


I initially thought I'd been really bad with my purchases but I haven' was very indulgent but i got them anyways hehe!!

So to begin, I went into Space NK as I wanted one of those class looking EOS lip things, but NOOOOOOO stupid Belfast shop sent all there's back as they weren't selling (I would have bought one today but obviously doesn't matter lol!)

Was having a wee scally about, do do doing to myself around the shop and ended up in front of the shu uemura stand...

Now, in my defense I DO need new eyelash curlers as my others have gone walkies and were at the end of their days anyway!

As you can also see from above I got the Urban Decay Complexion Primer - the pore perfecting one, this feels SO good! and therefore justified! (This was bought from Boots btw, not space nk!)

Next, I went back to visit the lovely people at Illamasqua - they really are so nice! all of them, not a sour looking face in sight (MAC take note!!!!!) I really loved the foundation and concealer the last day I was in and they made me over and wanted to pick them up.

In the end up I got the concealer as I'm still not wearing enough foundation to justify buying more when I don't use what I already have.

I picked up the under eye concealer in UC 210 - really nice shade on me and lasted through out the crappy day where I got soaked about 5 times until I just took it off. The polish caught my eye while I was standing chatting to the MUA and it's Muse from the Sirens collection. Now I know this is obviously an old collection but it was such a beautiful colour and looks so different when it's applied...had to have it!

And onto my last purchase, I was told this is the polish that Whitney wears on the new ad for the City and it looks stunning in the clip. I had honestly forgotten all about it until I was in House of Fraser and seen the rest of the collection sitting out. (It's Indigo blue FYI!) The area manager happened to just arrive as I was asking about it, luck would have it that she had just came from Debenhams and told me the Lancome counter there had one off I trotted (and got soaked again!) and completely forgot about the jacket I had went into HoF to look for...typical!

Was so chuffed once I got it hehe and it rather beautiful when (sloppily) applied but fear that it's not actually the polish that Whitney is wearing...I shall report further once it's applied properly!

Apart from that I bought a class new phone cover for my phone (black with silver sparkly stars) but forgot to take a picture of that and am too tired now :) I wasn't actually too bad compared to the damage I could have done so was pleased with myself!

Thanks for reading me lovelies!


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Clinique from the CCO

Yesterday I went to get file dividers (sorting my uni file out three weeks in...I'm a great student lol) and of course had to have a wee nosey. On Monday night I read Yinka's review on the Clinique Moisture Surge and thought it would be worth checking out.

I can honestly say that lately my skin hasn't been too bad minus a dry patch on my forehead that won't budge but in general it's been good and not too dry. I could tell by putting a tiny bit of this on the back of my hand in the shop that it would be great for me, it's a gel and immediately makes your skin feel super hydrated and smooth :) win!

I think for a 50ml tub of the moisture surge in the CCO was approximately £23 but this set I bought was just under £20!

This is the wee set I got, 30ml moisture surge face spray - smells just like fix+, superbalm moisturising gloss in currant and 50ml of the mositure surge :) bargain!

Of course whilst in the CCO you have to check out the mac bit, I was good and all I picked up were the following two shadows.

On the left we have espresso which is just a matte brown and on the right we have talent pool which is a gorgeous bluey green colur ( as you can see from the swatches below). Talent pool is one of the starflash eyeshadows and is so so soft, hope that maybe one day I'll come across smoke and diamonds in the CCO as I missed out on it during the summer :( booo!

So that is all for tonight! Not too much to report in general! Ooh however, if you're from the Belfast/ Northern Ireland area as a whole and fancy a wee night out on Sat (17th) Gemma (ladybolan) and myself are for heading out and anyone is welcome to come along for a wee meet up! Just leave a comment or a wee tweet on twitter (I'm lovesgreyboy ...go figure haha!)

Thanks for reading and hopefully speak soon!


Monday, 5 October 2009

(MORE) pretty new polishes :D

I went into Sally's the other day (both in Belfast and the Abbey Center!!) and neither had my hair dye :( so I decided I would treat myself to some "much needed" pretty colours! yea!!

Left to Right we have - flying dragon (neon) blue sparrow (neon) avalanche (< all China Glaze obviously!) and OPI reflecting pool. I know this is a mega bright picture with the flash but it really shows up how neon the first two are.

Here we have them without flash. The only one I have tried out so far is blue sparrow. As I found out with my previous neon polish from CG, is that they dry matte :( but it's all good with a load of seche vite on the top. Also this is packed full of glitter which made it very very hard to remove. This colour as beautiful as it was did not withstand my construction of my make up storage from ikea the other day :( BOOOOOOOOOO.

Ooh the CG i picked up £3.49 each 3for2 and the OPI was £4.65 with "my" Sally's card MWAH HAHAHAHA :) lol.

Right me lovelies, I'm heading out (can you tell I'm a tad tipsy from my ramblings tonight?!) Enjoy your nights and thanks for reading,


My first experience of Illamasqua :)

I am definitely on a roll tonight :D

Today was a lazy day, I didn't feel like sitting around the house all day so I went for a "nosey" in Belfast. I went back to Mac to check out feline but as I said even though I only swatched it on my hand, I have the feeling it would really sting my eyes so I walked away.

Was dandering around all the different shops, and nothing was catching my eye so decided to head back through Debenhams before going back to the car and remembered about Illa. Was standing looking at all the different blushes and one of the MUA approached me and made a comment about my hair etc etc and the conversation flowed from there. Now I am not one for small idle chit chat at all especially with people I don't know, but this did feel really genuine (whether it be good training or was a genuine interest I honestly felt it was natural and just good!!)

She asked me if I was looking for anything in particular, I said no so then she asked if I had time did I want a wee makeover...who am I to say no? I walked away with the following three items but could have walked away with everything including the brushes that she used on me!

Picture does not do the colours justice at all! The light one is called Slink and is such a beautiful highlight colour, when she set it down in front of me I knew I'd buy it lol, the darker one is an olivey green called Flasher - this is serious LOVE! I had been told that green would suit my eyes last week and honestly it's never been a colour that I've considered before. However once on it looked so nice and I had to have it! It is honestly stunning. The pencil is something that really took me ages to come around to, it's Severe, a reddy with a slight purple tinge to it and she used it in my brows - WOW the change it made to my whole face was crazy :S I've never touched my brows with regards to make up (I know I know) and now with the red hair they're just sort of there and REALLY noticeable as they're so dark, with this on they blended in with the hair though!

RUBBISH swatches: L - R: Slink, Flasher (is not brown) and Severe

As I'm sure you have all came to realise by now, this blog lacks major pics of me... I HATE pictures of myself!! I have such a big round face and photos make me hate it lol but I took a few pics earlier just to show (not that you can see the make up LOL) but I'll pop a few in anyways :)

(Ignore the big fat looking nose :S LOL)

I know I look grumpy as hell but I really like this picture! You can see the colour in the brows and how (I think anyways) they're not as harsh and just THERE as normally lol. And btw I only look grumpy as I took this pic basically staring at the sun - I'm a brain box me!!

Honestly think I will go back (at some stage) for the foundation and concealer she used on me as it made me look great and actually stayed on all day without highlighting all my dry patches! SCORE!

Anyways...I do have another post to do on a few fab polishes I picked up today but am gonna head out with huffy :)

Thanks all for reading


CCO :)

Howdy (again!)

SO... I do not like where I live, it's a rubbish wee town and not much goes on, I do however have an outlet place in it called Junction 1, 99% of the shops are complete poop and not worth going into lol but tucked in the back corner is the UK version of the CCO. As it's so close to me, I am in there quite a bit and on Saturday I picked up these few bits:

At the top we have 217 brush (£10.50), I have the wee red one from last year's Christmas set and use it quite alot so why not get a proper one?! At the bottom is the 224 (£15.00) the only tapered blending brush I have is a wee one from the original ELF line and it's not cutting it (as it went a weird shape when I washed it last :S) so decided to get this one!

Ahhhh, mutiny pigment (£10.50) :) I have always said that I would get I have! I have it in pressed form and do love it so hopefully I don't find this too difficult to work with (with it's looseness and going everywhere)!! In the middle is Nocturnelle nail polish (£5.60), it's autumn and thus time for dark colours on the nails (a later post will contradict this to no end but awk well!!) and the only black I have is an old Barry M one which has went all gloopy...purchase justified :D hehe.

And the final item is Greenstroke paintpot - my first paintpot!! (£8.21) I have samples of others and do like using this for added intensity and was recently told green e/s would suit my eyes so wahey!! I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm heading out on Wednesday night so hopefully get to give it a go then!

Mr Leung is being an arse tonight hence all the posts and I have another one to come after this hehe,

Thanks for reading,


Mac Style Black and Lush

Howdy :)

I had a few pennies to spend and the only thing that interested me was the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator (I did go back today to check out the feline eye kohl and it gives me the impression that it'll will sting my eyes so decided to pass!)

I tried out the VAE last night, I have some lovely pics I took upon application (sent one to Carlo and he said "you look like a big turd" but if you all really want to see them I suppose I'll let some stage! The smell of the product is fine, didn't annoy me and now that I think about it I can't actually think of the smell at all. Quite gritty but felt nice on the skin and skin itself felt really smooth when I washed it off. This morning however is making me feel that it is too harsh for me :( my skin is quite irritated, sore and red :S so not sure right now but I am quite annoyed that it may have had this affect on me :(

So yup there we have the VAE and my back 2 mac lipstick (Front lit from the make up art collection), I don't "do" lipstick but this is just a nice goldy sheen to the lips which me thinks could look lovely with either goldyrocks or sugarrimmed over it :).

From Lush I received a sample of Skin Drink and Cosmetic Lad moisturisers as Celestial just sits on my skin and irritates me, I think I'm going to go for skin drink as the other smells too much like dream cream and I don't like that smell for my face lol!!

When I was there they were getting their christmas delivery - all the stuff looks amazing especially the angel delight (which I would happily just take one of the giant stars to have in my room as it looked class!) I picked up a fresher's pack - I know you can get three different kinds but the girls in the shop just told me the different things you could get so I went around and chose what I wanted:

(not pictured is a mini wee tub of skin drink that was included in the pack and rockstar as I used it last night!)

So we have a vitamin C and E toner tabs, I should coco, sugar scrub, a crash course in skincare and seanik solid shampoo.

So far all I have tried is the fresh face mask, I was a bit hesitant about doing it purely because of how stupid my skin is but it was lovely :) I can see why so many people are obsessed with these things! Skin felt tight when it was drying (I started to worry lol) but it was super super soft when washed off :) I just get annoyed at having to keep it in the fridge :S EUGH!!

Rockstar...honestly do not have an opinion about it at all. I don't feel that it left a scent on my skin but it did make my skin have that tight feeling that I hate when using soap (due to my eczema I haven't used soap in YEARS and now I remember why lol) and even though it was on my arms and legs, I just don't like that feeling at all.

Ooh I also bought yummy yummy yummy shower gel as I loved the smell of it but have yet to use it!

So overall Thursday wasn't as expensive as it could have been lol and I was pleasantly surprised by the lush goodies :)

Have a few other bits to blog about so there will be another one (possibly two blogs depending on how I feel ) tonight :)

Thanks for reading