Saturday, 19 December 2009


This Christmas I am living away from my family and friends. We have decided not to do presents as the cost of postage always puts people off. Although I won't be getting many presents this year it doesn't stop me from dreaming and compiling a list of items that I would love to have and may eventually purchase myself once I have recovered from the costs of the festive season (such as parties, frocks, presents for the bf and his family etc. etc.)

My Wishlist...

Beauty related:

1. Urban Decay Book of Shadows 2
Gorgeous shades and great quality shadows all in one cute box set

2. MACs Holiday Collection - 5 Sexpot Smoky Mini Pigments/Glitter. This pack features Naked, Sunnydaze, Chocolate Brown, and Dark Soul Pigments, and Reflects Antique Gold Glitter

3. Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake
Perfect for defining those perfect brows with no smudging!

4. Essie's Mint Candy Apple Nailpolish
It's such a unique and gorgeous colour

5. MACs Baroque Boudoir Lipstick in Privé
Such a pretty nude pink colour in awesome packaging

Clothing related:

6. Warm Winter Coat
Both Jackets from Zara. 1st one is a raincoat made out of 100% cotton and 2nd is a wool and viscose blend

7. Faux Fur Coat/Jacket
Zara faux fur coat and Mango Striped faux fur jacket

8. A pair of Leather Riding Boots
Steve Madden Ottowa Cuffed Over The Knee Boot and Geox Donna Mendi Stivali Boots

I don't ask for much do I? Hehe well there's more to life than materialistic items but we can all have a little fun in dreaming for the nice things in life right? Hope you all have a Merry Christmas :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Illamasqua Excite

The other day I was out Christmas shopping with my boyfriend. We were on a mission to get all gifts bought by the end of the day! I had to admit that I didn't dread it as much as I thought I would. All the shopping and browsing actually sent me into a frenzy. I actually had my boyfriend to thank for holding me back. I did veer off a little bit now and then but was promptly reminded that we had a task at hand!

One of my little indulgences during that trip though was a 'mini' stop at the Illamasqua counter in Debenhams. The lovely guy at the counter tested out the Excite blush and Furore pure pigment as a highlight on me. I ended up just getting the blush as it is Christmas time and I really had to concentrate on presents on other people rather than myself!

To justify, I was looking for a coral coloured blusher and Excite by Illamasqua just screamed at me. Actually the colour is very intimidating as it is so bright! But some sweet talking and very little persuasion from sales attendant was all I needed.

The products are highly pigmented and just the tiniest amount goes a long way. I used the blush today and found that just a tap or two from a 'not-too-stiff' blush brush was all I needed for a natural flush of colour. The colour just brings warmth and glow to my skin tone as well. I am very happy with the purchase and for £16 it was worth the money. Their products are great quality and because of the pigmentation would lasted ages, so I will definitely go back for more after all this Christmas spending has subsided.

Here is a picture of me wearing Excite and a bit of white shimmer pigment as highlight. I was playing around with my makeup so ignore the overly nude lips. It was me trying to make the Barry M Darling work - if you read my post about it you would remember me saying that that kind of shade was too hard to work with for my skin tone and mouth shape.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Star Style: Miranda Kerr

One of my favourite Victoria Secret's Angels has got to be Miranda Kerr. She is not only gorgeous, witty and down-to-earth but also a fellow Australian. Her style ranges from simple pieces for a casual chic look to sexy and edgy for red carpet and PR events. What else can I say, the girl looks gorgeous and she can dress!

Miranda generally tends to go for the more classic and clean cut looks with just the right amount of accessories (she doesn't overdo it). It seems her favourite go-to look for autumn/winter are boyfriend blazers and skinny legs or mini skirts. Below are a few outfits that Miss Kerr has been seen out and about in.

I love the Tweed Blazer Miranda is wearing in the picture above.
Here are cheaper alternatives
Available at or

Below Miranda Kerr wearing a gorgeous long sleeve camel Bodycon dress

You can find a dress similar to that at ASOS
Available at for £20

Here Miranda is wearing a slinky ruched dress

The dress below is a gorgeous alternative
Also available at Asos for £25

I hope you guys have enjoyed my little celebrity style post. Thank you for reading :)
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