make up posts

NEWS: LUSH Cosmetics Is Coming To Lancaster!

September 18, 2012

Yeah, you read it right! Arguably the shittest city in the UK is finally getting something good – a LUSH store. The store is set to open on the 12th October – so great timing for fellow Lancaster University students who will just be back in time to end up blowing their student loans in there with yours truly..

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REVIEW: Estée Lauder Lipstick and Cleansing Lotion (w/Free Gift!)

September 18, 2012

If you’ve been reading my other posts, you’ll know that I was lusting over Estée Lauder’s new Vivid Purple collection – so much amazing colour. As described in my September Wishlist post, I gave in and bought some the other day and jumped on the Debenhams offer (Buy 2 EL products, get a free gift worth £60!).

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London Fashion Week – OOTD

September 16, 2012

So the other day I ended up at London Fashion Week to watch the Timur Kim show, completely randomly, but there’ll be another post about that shortly – where you can read all about it. I went with two other lovely fashion/beauty bloggers, who you can find here: (PS. click the names for blog links!)

Here are a couple of pictures of my outfit that day which, may I add, I ran around New Look frantically purchasing the day before I left for London (I only found I was going about 16 hours before we set off!):

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Beauty Look of the Day – MUA Cosmetics.

September 10, 2012

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Outfit of the Day: Tartan’s Back.

August 9, 2012

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Topshop’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collections: Sensationalist.

August 9, 2012

Topshop always have been and always will be the high-street store to get bang on-trend outfits from – and this coming season is no different. All of the collections are available for purchase now, so you can stock up ahead of the trend and even incorporate some of the pieces into your wardrobe now – if you want to look really fashion-forward.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: Smoky Eye with Illamasqua’s New Neutral Palette.

August 8, 2012

Okay guys, you’re going to have to be nice to me on this one – despite the fact that I used to post trillions of dumb videos of myself singing on YouTube when I was about 15, I’ve never made anything like this, that I’ve had to edit in any way. So, here is my first make-up tutorial of sorts, let me know what you think of it and supply any constructive criticism if you wish to!

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Losing My Illamasqua Virginity.

August 6, 2012

If you read my earlier post about Lush cosmetics, you’ll know that I went on a little shopping spree this weekend – which reached its peak when I was approached by Sophie from the Selfridges Illamasqua counter. Prior to this visit, I was a complete Illamasqua virgin, having only seen and read wonderful things about it in the past. However, due to uncharacteristic rise in my bank balance lately, I thought I’d treat myself…

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Lush Releases Face-Friendly Make-up Range.

August 6, 2012

Lush has been treating us to pure-as-possible treats for our bodies for years, be that through bath bombs, moisturisers or even their infamously addictive soaps. I’m an avid fan myself, with my must-haves set on Herbalism powder-cleanser and Celestial moisturiser – which I was visiting Lush to re-stock, when my friend and I were collared by a very smiley Irish employee – who insisted we must check out their new range. Always keen to check out new stuff, we complied and he brought us over to one of these bizarre-looking contraptions…

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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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