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February Favourites

Published March 3, 2012 by laurrx


why has my font changed…?

it’s such a gorgeous day outside and i’m sat, still in my jammies, abusing my sky+ planner. February was such a quick month, and when i said this someone replied “oh that’s cause it’s got less days!”. No smart ass, it’s got like 3 less days than any other month but in this case only two less days than any other month…

in February i was loving…

*New Girl
Zooey Deschanel is slowly becoming one of my favourite actresses. I love love love New Girl. i now want to live with those three guys. It makes a Friday night in more bearable. I’m actually watching last nights episode again, i loved it. If you haven’t watched it, i suggest you do!

*Rules of Engagement
i don’t know how comedy can get any better than David Spade and Patrick Warburton. I love David Spade in 8 Simple Rules as CJ, so when i seen that he was in Rules of Engagement i HAD to watch it, then when i seen Patrick Warburton (Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules and the voice of Joe in Family Guy) was in it, i was already online watching it. It is hysterical! WATCH IT WATCH IT WATCH IT!

*Bobbi Brown Mini Brights Palette
 i got this for my 21st, but as you know i have a disgraceful amount of eyeshadows so i need to rotate ha! this season is all about pastels and the colours in this cute palette are perfect.

*Soap and Glory Righteous Butter
i use this after i’ve showered and used the pulp fiction scrub from S&G, this is one of the company’s first products. i remember first buying it when i worked at those Tiny Taxi’s in braehead. i will not go on about how much i love the products or the smell. but this is actually one of the best moisturisers i have ever used. i always have really dry skin, but after i started using this as often as i do now, i have noticed my skin is soft and hydrated. i would recommend this moisturiser above any expensive brand one. S&G have just brought out a LITRE tub of this. i’m dying to finish this one so i can buy it!!

*Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow – Fantasme
i love love love this eyeshadow. i bought it in Gran Canaria last year, but recently i’ve been wearing it more often. i always wear it over a really bright colour. But last week i wore it over Mac – Carbon eyeshadow. And it was really nice .it is really long lasting, it’s not like a pigment that will fall out or smudge it’s a gel formula and it stays in place all night. i’ve never wore it on it’s own but it’s like a glitter so i’d always recommend it be worn over a colour, because i also think that over a colour it really pops.
*iPhone apps – Instagram and PicFrame
i got instagram a while ago but i just got PicFrame this morning and i’m loving them. they’re both really easy to use, and they work really well together. you can use PicFrame then send them to Instagram to edit them and post them on your account. Both apps cost 69p, which isn’t much if you aren’t completely skint! i am obsessed. I suggest you download them if you have an iphone right now!
my mum called me about 2 hours ago to tell me to do some housewifely chores…but instead i’ve been making a playlist for Linda’s houseparty, i’ve showered, eaten a load of crap and wrote this blog. i also have to make some dinner, so i should scoot!

S&G – Thick and Fast Mascara Review

Published February 20, 2012 by laurrx

so i was extremely pleased when i received a free mascara with my Elle subscription at the end of January. I was running out of my Lash Blast and Bad Gal, and i was thinking i would like to try a new mascara.

I use three mascaras on my eyes. Bad Gal is really good for intensity, it makes my eyelashes really dark and i like that ’cause i don’t like to wear false eye lashes as i muck up my eye make up when i try to put them on. After that i put on my Covergirl Lash Blast, i LOVE the brush wih this mascara it helps separate the lashes. Then after that i’ll use my No7 Extreme Length on my bottom lashes.

So i thought i’d use the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara which i got free with the magazine. I decided to use it instead of the Bad Gal as the brushes look really similar. The first time i used it i was going on a night out, so i was really careful when applying it, and i was really impressed with the outcome and how much coverage of the lashes that it gave.

The second time, however, i think i was just going to work maybe, i cant remember. So i just kind of rushed it and then went to the mirror closely and i had mascara gloop EVERYWHERE…i wish i took a picture it was horrific. my lashes are quite long so when i am applying mascara i need to pretty much close my eyes so the tip of the lashes wont hit my eyelid. so i corrected the make up and took a closer look at the wand.


you can see it in this picture…at the bottom of the wand there is so much excess mascara there and even at the tip too.

i was really disappointed in this product and thankful that i received it for free because i definitely would not buy it. it may be a cheap mascara at only £10 (yes thats cheap…i hate my new “anything under £15 thats a make up product is crap” attitude…that’s where my money is!!) but i would rather buy a cinema ticket than buy that.

and i would tell anybody this.


Published January 11, 2012 by laurrx

I can’t do monthly favourites at all, i don’t remember what i use most. so maybe recent favourites will do?

i love Soap and Glory products. I genuinely don’t know where else to get them apart from Boots. This is especially amazing. I plan on blogging about all of my favourite S&G products, because it is so good! All the products smell exactly the same, but that’s not a bad thing. The smell is so nice. This is one of my favourites because it worked really well on my hair. When i got more blond in my hair i found it to be really dry, and i have only used this about 4 times and i find my hair to be less dry, both looking and feeling. I could honestly rant and rave about this all day and i’m trying not to go on to other S&G products but i’m excited about writing that blog. I got the most amazing Soap & Glory vanity case for my christmas, i absolutely love it!

Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner. I bought this when i was in Gran Canaria in September, and i actually forgot all about it until quite recently. It’s really good, and it really does break my heart that we dont have a sephora here. Even if they had one in London i’m sure i’d have day trips every now and then to go buy Sephora things. They are so inexpensive and work really well. I recommend any Sephora product, actually. Everything from there that i have is really good, and works. I use this after i’ve just cleaned my face with a facewipe, and it really does refresh the skin. I’ll also use it when i get up in the morning and it really wakes me up, and i think – i don’t know if this is just my head – it really does make me seem more awake, and feel more awake.

This is my ultimate recent favourite. Urban Decay Naked Palette. Linda gave me this for my Christmas, i have already wrote about it in a blog, but it was hardly a ‘review’ or anything like that. My favourite colour HAS to be half baked…or sin…or maybe toasted. Or all together! i really always use at least 3 colours on my eyes, and have became shocked when people tell me they use ONE. its mad! i also really love the brush that comes with it. i got a Lancome Absolut Voyage make up palette and i was so disappointed in the brushes, so when i read about this one and how it came with a brush i was fully expecting a crappy little floppy, soft brush. but i am really impressed with how good it is!

shes not a favourite but this is my mum. it was her birthday today so she gets a picture. me and Linda got her a gorgeous pair of Swarovski earrings (which she was already given then lost one when she fell on holiday) which she loved and my dad is taking her to Lanzarote for a week at the end of the month. We went to Frankie and Benny’s for dinner, it was really nice. i love that restaurant!

hope the January Blues arent setting in with anyone quite yet. I’m sure “Blue Monday” is the 16th and i am dreading it as always!

Keep happy thoughts!