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Friday 31 January 2014

1000 Follower Giveaway!


Hello Loveys!

WOW I have reached 1000 GFC and Bloglovin followers and wanted to thank you all for being so lovely and for reading my little area of the web! So here is a little thank you, you will either win a MAC eyeshadow of your choice or a MAC lipstick of your choice, you choose which one and the option you choose must be within the main collection.
Giveaway is open internationally, if item is lost or stolen it is no responsibility of mine. Please follow the widget below and thanks again for being all so lovely!
A xx

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Wednesday 29 January 2014

Ebay Finds #10

Hello loveys,
I can feel spring is coming!! Premature I know, but I can not wait, I am definitely a spring/summer loving kind of gal, I love the fashion, shades of pastel and pretty prints teamed with glowing skin and beach styled hair. Here is a look at some items to inspire you for when the sun starts to shine.
I posted a recent OOTD with this skirt in black, I definitely want to get a green one for the spring/summer season.
Pretty pastel heels, cant go wrong!
Gold, bling and pastel gems, well to me that is spring/summer! Lovely necklace teamed with a plain vest top.
Think this is my favourite of the lot! A gorgeous pastel satchel, perfect and such pretty shades.
Which is your favourite?
A xx

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Review: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle

Hey Loveys,
 Todays review is on the MAC Minerlize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, a gorgeous highlighter that looks beautiful on the skin, it highlights without chunky glitter and adds a ripple of colour to add some bronzer to your face.

I had heard so much about this product from bloggers and youtubers, and as you may know I am a MAC fan, but never found it was in stock, when it was I finally took the plunge and I now know what all the fuss was about! It truly is a stunning product that I would highly recommend. It adds such a gorgeous glow and some subtle colour to make the skin look dewy but not a shimmery mess. It lasts well and I have had many comments when I have worn this, I will love to wear this when I have a tan, I think it would make any tan look beautiful!

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Have you tried this?

A xx

Sunday 26 January 2014

Review: Loreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara!

Hi loveys!
Todays review is on the highly promoted Loreal Mega Volume Miss Manga mascara that promises to give "mega volume from top to bottom lashes". Did this mascara tempt me away from my holy grail Maxfactor Calorie 2000 mascara or did it leave me gutted I wasted my money?
This mascara is appealing to the eye with its metallic pink top and black bottom half with pink writing, it is chunky which I normally don't like as find it difficult to use, I would much prefer a slim handle but cant have it all can we! The mascara has a large plastic wand which picks up a lot of product, the wand does bend which I found odd at first but when using this I found that the flexible head helped me when applying.
The product applied easily and at first didn't make a lot of difference to my lashes, but as I applied again I was starting fall in love with the mascara! It fanned out my lashes, added volume and length, it was easy to use on my bottom lashes and put it straight in my daily use makeup bag!
This is certainly a winner and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to try a new mascara, it is such a good mascara and is great for use from day to night as you can build layers easily.
I got this on offer in Boots for £4.99 but it will retail at £8.99.
Have you tried this mascara? if so what did you think?
A xx
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Here I am wearing the mascara!
A x

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Review: MAC Blusher Breath Of Plum

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Todays review is on the MAC blusher in Breath Of Plum, a gorgeous warm blush that adds a flush of berry to the cheeks, perfect teamed with a smokey eye.

MAC, Review, Blusher, Breath of plum, berry, swatch, pretty, winter, autumn, cheeks, face, makeup, blogger, This is my first MAC blusher in years, I first bought Dolly Mix when it came out in the Limited Edition collection many moons ago, it had fun white and Japanese inspired graffiti, if I am right as can't quite remember the exact description, I fell in love instantly but left getting a new one till I had gone to another MAC store which I hadn't and time flew past without me thinking twice about purchasing a blusher again, but its time!

This blusher has great pigmentation, it is a sheertone blush which means you can build up the colour rather then looking like you have applied a tone of blusher in one go. I wanted to pick a blusher that was warm and not a shade I had tried before, and boy is this a beauty, it is so pretty, and have not seen another like this on the beauty market. The only thing about this blusher is that it would only suit, in my opinion, an autumn winter look so isn't one to use all year round which I didn't think about at the time, just something to think about if you want to buy this blusher! The name Breath Of Plum is something that attracted me to this as its such an unusual inviting name, where you imagine sitting by the fire, your cosy clothes on after a warm bath with a nice cup of tea and a candle flicking nearby.I will definitely want to add to the collection and will be going straight for Dolly Mix as still remember its beauty, but would highly recommend this if you are looking for a warm berry shade that gives you that just got indoors from a frosty walk look.

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Have you tried this or do you have a blusher to recommend me?
A xx


Friday 17 January 2014

In Love With Fashion Wishlist!

Hi Loveys!
So I have a wishlist for every shop going, don't know about you but though Christmas has come and gone January is always a time I seem to crave a massive shopping spree!!
Here is my *In Love With Fashion wishlist!

Available in many colours, but I personally love this pastel pink.
Love this, would look amazing with jeans!
This is such a pretty must have jumper, I imagine this with some demin shorts, a chunky chain and heels!
What a way to showcase your love for pastel with a biker dress! Love the zip and collar detailing!
What did you think of my wish list? Have you shopped on In Love With Fashion?

Here is an exclusive offer for you lovely lot! On full priced items only get 30% off with this code LFA30.
A xx

Saturday 11 January 2014

Review: MAC Up The Amp Lipstick

Hello loveys,
How are you all? Hope you are all well! I am not enjoying this weather that's for sure! What terrible storms we have here in the UK, I hope you are all safe and well as know they have caused terrible circumstances for many.
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Todays post is on the MAC Up The Amp Lipsitck, a purple blue toned shade that can scare a few people, but no need to fear as this would suit so many skin types!
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This amplified formula is easy to apply, moisturising with a shiny finish and opaque colour, and as always with MAC I find the formula lasts well on my lips.
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This is such a pretty shade that is so unusual which is definitely a shade you may need to get used to but you either mix it up with other shades or wear alone with simple eye makeup such as a winged liner on the eyes and warm bronzer.
I love this lipstick and would definitely recommend this to you lovely lot, a great lipstick for those wanting to step out of their comfort zone without going to an extreme. This gorgeous shade will be great when spring arrives, a lovely addition to your lipstick collection.
Have you tried this shade?
A xx

Friday 10 January 2014

Review: Healgel Eye and Face

Hello Loveys,
New year new you is what seems to be on a lot of peoples lips, eating healthy, heading out to the gym or buying a fitness dvd, its all about health and feeling good. A lot of people forget that you also need to ensure you are looking after your skin, one of my resolutions last year was to make sure that I had a skincare routine, a resolution I actually stuck by and am continuing! So when I get offered to review a skincare product I get super excited as love finding out about new brands products available, and more importantly I love sharing them with you so here is a new brand to me *HEALGEL, a brand created by British plastic and cosmetic surgeons, an actor, and dermatologist biochemist a varied team!
Healgel is an aqueous gel that "soothes, repairs and protects skin", I was lucky enough to try the following two products.
Healgel Face, an "anti-ageing formula for firmer, smoother and replenished skin". This creamy white gel sinks into the skin beautifully, it made my skin feel smoother and the scent reminded me of walking into an essential oil boutique, with a scent of lavender which isn't overpowering and it contains Omega oils to "nourish dehydrated skin and restore elasticity". This product also contains Arnica and Madecassoside with "powerful peptides and biodynes to initiate a uniquely soothing and collagen boosting process" with added hyaluronic acid. This sounds like a bottle of heaven for my skin! I would recommend this to you lovely blog readers, but don't expect drastic changes to the skin, it isn't a miracle gel or a product that would transform but it is a product that makes the skin feel hydrated, soft and smooth, it has a handy pump and I like the clean simple packaging. I applied this at night time and in the morning, whenever I woke after applying it my skin would appear brighter and soft so I would say give it a go as its a lovely all rounder. Priced at £48.00.
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Healgel Eye a product to "lift, brighten and revive" formulated to "help diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines". This gel isn't as creamy as the face product, it feels water based and I did find this product did not sink into the eye area as I hoped so felt like I was patting away for a while. The product has a subtle herb scent with a hint of lemon which was pleasant, it states it is "instantly lifting", I wouldn't say it does that as I wouldn't say it was botox in a bottle which I imagine is instant. It is a gel that I would be interested to do a before and after photo with, where I could see if it actually makes a difference to my fine lines as I didn't notice much difference, it felt cool and it was good to use as a makeup base as it wasn't sticky which I dislike with a lot of eye products. This product contains peptides, biodynes, hydraulic acid, Arnica and Madecassoside liposome which also feature in the face product, it also contains a "light diffusing element to give a youthful radiance", I would say it adds a light glow to the skin area which helps my dark circles! I would not pay £32.00 for this as it didn't wow me for that price tag, have you tried this? If so what did you think?

For more information or to purchase these products click Here
A xx 
Have you tried these products? What did you think?
A xx

Sunday 5 January 2014

New Years 2014 Glamourous Goth OOTD

Hello loveys!
Here is my New Years Day outfit! A Goth Glamour inspired outfit, a tulle skirt from Ebay and a vest top from H&M made this outfit together with a necklace from River Island and shoes from Jasper Conran.
Sorry about the poor photography, I struggle to get someone to take photos and a good location. This is something I will work on in 2014.
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What did you wear New Year? What do you think of this outfit?
A xx


Necklace http://www.riverisland.com/
Skirt: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2013-Women-Girl-Princess-Fairy-Style-5-layered-Tulle-Dress-Bouffant-Skirt-3010-/350845906386?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&var=&hash=item51b00badd2

Friday 3 January 2014

Ebay Finds #9

Happy New Year!!
I firstly want to apologise for my lack of posts, I am waiting for a laptop and have been unwell. Christmas wasn't as good as I hoped for as had tonsillitis, but its now 2014 so time to get going with the new year.
So my first post of the new year is.........Ebay finds!!
This is such a cute top!! I think this would look great in the spring time!
A little spring theme is going on here as this is such a cute little pastel jacket!
I love this Eiffel Tower scarf! Such pretty shades of grey, white and pink!
Such a lovely coat with a pretty polka dot lining.
Love this bag, good amount of space for all my bits and pieces and a beautiful structured look! Reminds me of a Doctors bag.
What is your favourite item?
A xx
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