Friday, 30 October 2009

Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Exfoliator

Right now I am loving the Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Exfoliator. I first got introduced to it by my sister. You know we all love sharing and using our best friend or sister's beauty products ;)

I love how it just leaves the skin feeling so clean, fresh and smooth. I don't have the best skin in the world and I find this product really does do what it promises. It cleanses your pores and in turn make them appear smaller. I don't think there are any products out there that physically reduces the size of your pores but what we can do is remove all the build up so the pores aren't as obvious.

The smell is fabulous, very botanical if there is such a smell! I use circular motions when scrubbing and after a minute or two of that I leave it on my face while I do other stuff (like wash my hair) and then I rinse it off. I don't know why but I feel that if I use it as a mask I can get all the benefits of the seaweed, jojoba and olive? Whatever makes me happy right? I use it about twice a week as it is an abrasive wash.

Lots of great reviews about this product on The Body Shop website or

I might have to start trying out the other products in this Seaweed line from Body Shop. See how I go!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Trend : 40's and 80's

This fall we are seeing 40's fashion being revisited. The style of the 40's was mainly reflecting that of military uniform. Women wore shorter and boxy style jackets, swing skirts and hats. Later on in the era broad shoulders, tight waists, high waist pants, pencil skirts, draping were popular. Generally speaking from hard edge to curves.

For Fall 2009 we saw a few designer revisit the 40's, such as Ellie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfield and even Victoria Beckham.

Ellie Saab Fall 2009

Karl Lagerfield Fall 2009

Lanvin Fall 2009

Victoria Beckham Fall 2009

Another big fashion trend this fall is inspired by the 80's. Designers like Marc Jacob, Balmain, Preen, and Versaci to name a few that had sequins, sparkles, leather, one shoulder and big padded shoulders running through their collection.

Balmain Fall 2009

I love this look and Blake Lively looks stunning in this little Balmain number. She wore this dress at the HBO Emmy Awards after-party last month

Gucci Fall 2009

I love the power shoulder with sexy short skirt combination. I think that the two extremes are complimenting and gives an edgy look. The silhouette of the 40's and 80's can be quite flattering when certain elements of it are used and adapted to create a more modern, 'today' look.

Here are some high street and more affordable versions of these trends.

French Connection


Oli - AX Paris One Shoulder Dress

So many lovely trends this fall and I am sure we can all find something we like out there.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Gosh Darling

Ok so I finally got my hands on the Gosh Darling lipstick that everyone has been going on about. I first got introduced to it on lollipop26's channel and have been wanting to get it ever since. But every time I remember to look for it in Superdrug it's always sold out... until yesterday. My first thoughts of it on me was... Oh no I so don't suit it! I'm not use to nude lips. I've always thought that it washed me out or made me look ill so I never really went for nude shades but convinced myself that maybe it will work this time. I love the look of nude lips on people. I just need to find the right shade for me perhaps? I do love the consistency of Darling though. It doesn't make my lips feel dry and flake and it feels moisterising. Well maybe I can apply the smallest amount so it still mixes in with my lip colour and doesn't look like I'm wearing concealer over my lips.

From my observation and experience I think that nude lips suits those that are paler skin best. And also you need thin to medium lips. I have quite big lips so it's just like a big blob on my face! Another thing is my lips are super pigmented naturally so it's hard to cover it up properly without it looking weird. So disappointed in myself for not suiting it! Hopefully I can find a way to make it work.

Here are some pictures of me trying to make it work...

And this is with some Barry M Lip Gloss on...

So slightly better with the gloss? I think I need to work on it a bit more.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Storing and Organising my Makeup

After much complaining from my boyfriend about how my makeup is taking over the desk in our room(that we unfortunately share!) I finally got my act together and bought a couple of storage drawers from Ikea. Now this idea has been circulating Youtube and I have been doing a lot of research into what kind of storage I wanted in the room and what was best for me. The reason I didn't go for the plastic drawers, like most people on Youtube have, is because I think that it would ruin the look of my room. I wanted something that looked like a bit of thought went into it.

I bought 2 drawers, lined them with a sort of zebra print sticking back plastic and painted it with black gloss. The black gloss I really regret as it was more trouble than what it was worth. The payoff was not what I wanted but I bought the paint before realising what the finish would be. Also there was trouble with getting the drawers to fit afterward! Aaaah!!

Anyway the finished product...

I just stacked the drawers on top of each other to save some space.

So overall I am happy with the outcome :) But already I can see my collection outgrowing these drawers. Well since I am unemployed at the moment I have to limit my purchases some what. We'll see... ;)

Monday, 19 October 2009

First Blog

So this is my first proper blog ever! Jumped rather late on the band wagon but better late then never right? Firstly this blog was created as a little hobby and for me to talk about Fashion, style and Makeup. I fell in love with fashion and makeup at an early age. I always dreamed of being a fashion designer. But reality hit and I am no longer pursuing that dream but if I am one day able to I would definitely go back to it! Another one of my passions is makeup, which I think started when I was 13 or 14 but took off majorly recently (due to youtube). Now I am more obsessed then usual and spend far too much time on youtube and stalking the makeup stuff at the shops.
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