Tuesday, 11 December 2012

An extremely late November favourites!

Apologies for this going up very, very late! But as they say: better late than never! November has flown by, we are now definitely on the run up to Christmas and I am so excited! I've been loving dark eyes and dark nude lips in November, with a tiny bit of a pinky-toned highlighter dabbed on the cheeks. The reason why I use a pinky highlight is because a shimmery, light highlighter can sometimes look harsh in Winter or over the top - better saved for an occasion! The lipstick colour is very deceiving - when applied, it comes out quite purply, or in some light a beautiful dark nude, with a metallic sheen.

The scrub contains tiny particles, which are very gritty, but creamy, and not too harsh on your face. I've been struggling with blemishes and spots for the past couple of weeks (those painful ones that occur under the skin!) and this wonder scrub has really helped combat them. Gentle, but powerful.

L-R MAC MSF in Semi Precious Rose Quartz, Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream, Collection 2000 lipstick in Vintage Rose, MUA Pearl Eyeshadows in Shade 28 & 30, No7 Lip Pencil in 20 Nude

Love, Juliette xo

Monday, 10 December 2012

What's in My Handbag?

Hello dearies! Golly, I know I've kept saying for the past month "I'm so sorry for the lack of posts - I will try and get one up soon...!", but I've been upto my eyeballs in coursework and deadlines. College sucks! I know it's the 10th, so I'm not sure wether to put up my November favourites, would you still like to see them?

I thought I would do a little 'What's in My Handbag' post today as recently I've stuck to one bag and it's been vital in going to college/work/days out/shopping trips. I'm not going to lie, I've had to empty out all of the bus tickets, and chewing gum wrapper ends. My bag is from Zara and I got it for £20 in the sale a couple of months ago! I love the colour, it goes with everything. It's just the perfect size - not too big and not too small.

Because I live in gloomy, rainy England, an umbrella is always crucial! And my little wooly hat which I always chuck in my bag in case my hair takes a turn for the worst or if it's just too cold. I also keep my purse and glasses in my bag, along with my Avon Little Black Dress perfume and my John Frieda hairspray. I always chuck in my make-up bag and a comb and little butterfly clip, along with some hair grips because you never know when you may need them! I have my Pukka Pad which I take with me to college and is always in my bag - I filter in other college workbooks when needed. And last but not least, I have my memory stick, beats headphones and my phone. I could include pens, nail files, paracetemol packets, plasters and lady items, but I'm guessing you would expect all ladies to have these items in their bag!

I'm housesitting for my cousin whilst he is in Australia for the next three weeks, so tonight, I'm home alone. I don't have to worry about other family members being asleep so I can turn up Made In Chelsea!!

Have a lovely week

Love, Juliette xo

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Getting ready for Christmas!

Hello my lovelies, this post is from my iPad as my Internet on my laptop is deciding to act silly! My November Favourites will be up tomorrow but here is just a quick post on my preparations for Christmas since it is finally the 1st December!

My advent calendar is a simple Cadbury's one - I really wanted a Justin Bieber one, but they had all sold out *cries* :(. I've been burning my Cinnamon Clove candle from Primark for the last couple of weeks now and it smells amazing. I bought some fairy lights today to wrap around my headboard - I got them from Poundland and I'm very impressed with them so far!

Love, Juliette xo

Monday, 26 November 2012

A little ramble!

Hello beauties! Here's a quick rambly update, I hope you don't mind :)

I do apologise for the lack of posts - I've felt really stuck on what to blog about, I don't want to feel like I'm boring you. I've not worked for the past 2 months so that means I haven't really bought anything - I'm job hunting like crazy! I would love it if you could suggest posts that you would like to see from me in the future.

I would also like to say thank you to everybody who has found my little blog and followed - I have reached 101 followers! It's weird to think haha, but I am very grateful for you all showing an interest and sticking with me :)

I'm going to leave you with a gorgeous picture of the Christmas lights in my local shopping centre.

Much love! Juliette xo

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Products I Regret Buying

Hello my lovelies! Sorry I've not been a regular poster in the last couple of weeks - things have been rather hectic (coursework deadlines, theory revision and general stuff) but I thought I would do a post on products that I regret buying. Some of them are good products and actually aren't rubbish, it's just they don't suit my skin tone or what I want from a product.

L-R Superdrug Dry Shampoo, e.l.f Cream Blush in Flirt, LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub, MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Naturally Defined, Essie Cute as a Button, MAC Casual Colour in Lazy Sunday

Superdrug Dry Shampoo
I had run out of my usual Batiste dry shampoo when I bought this - it was buy one get two free so I thought I would give it a whirl. It isn't the usual white powder which Batiste is known for; if you spray too much it turns really sticky and leaves your hair feeling greasier than it already is. It also has a funny, strange smell which isn't at all pleasant and can linger. Defeats the object of a dry shampoo which soaks up all of the oil.

e.l.f Cream Blush in Flirt
This was on a wishlist and featured in my e.l.f haul a couple of months ago, and I was so excited to try it. What a let down. It was the colour that first attracted me but also how cheap it was for a cream blusher - the only ones really on the market were highend such as MAC etc. It comes in a really clunky container, which may look cool, but it's too big for carrying around in your make-up bag. The consitency isn't creamy at all - it feels like playdough or putty and when using your fingers, you only get a trace and the product is left in a scoop still in the container. Feels more like chalky putty and doesn't blend well at all.

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Don't get me wrong, I think this is a brilliant concept and I have no complaints about the appeal/taste/smell of it. The only thing that I have an issue with is the fact of licking my lips after I have used the scrub. Sure, it tastes delicious, but I have extremely dry lips and do I really want to be licking off all of the dead skin too? I also use this product after wearing a red lip or a lip stain so just imagine what you are swallowing.

MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Naturally Defined
I bought this online and after telling a MAC Online Adviser that I am an NW20, she advised I choose the colour Naturally Defined. It's a lovely creamy contour, I just wish I had gone for the colour Walnut as it is really hard to define your cheekbones/contour with this.

Essie Cute as a Button
I had seen the hype around this colour, and bought it during the Summer and to be true to it, it is such a pretty pinky/coraly shade. But this polish seems to last a day at the most on my nails! Always chips or peels off!

MAC Casual Colour in Lazy Sunday
Isn't this just the most gorgeous pink you've ever seen? It is a 'lip & cheek colour' and unfortunately, it is just too pale to look right with my skintone and it washes out my face when I put it on my cheeks. It does however, look nice on the lips if you're going for a 60's heavy doll eyes/pink understated lips look.

These products may be perfect for you, they just don't suit me and it's money I could have done without spending. But hey ho, it's all about finding out what you like and don't. What products are on your hit list?

Love, Juliette xo
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