Friday, 29 July 2011

Harry Potter EOTD Challenge: Hufflepuff.

Some of the lovely ladies on twitter and I decided to do a Harry Potter EOTD Challenge to mark the end of the epic Harry Potter books/films.

The awesome looks Yumeko, Justine, Yasumi and Christine has created:

Yumeko; Gryfinddor. Justine; Ravenclaw, Yasumi; Slytherin, Christine: Beauxbaton.

 Click their pic to see their post and more pretty photos!

I was given Hufflepuff, so with their colours (yellow and black), I attempted this look:



 I decided to smudge the black and create a messy look ;)

What I used:
88 Eyeshadow palette, the yellow and black.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese.
Etude House Eyeliner Brush.
Angled Brush from Coastal Scents.
Fluffy Eye Brush from Coastal Scents.

I will be updating this post when the other looks have been posted.

And thank you ladies for letting me take part! :)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bobbi Brown Catwalk Set.

If you want to indulge in the world of Bobbi Brown, then one of these sets is the perfect way to do so.


Part of Bobbi Brown's newest collection, the Tortoise collection, the Catwalk Set consists of 7 products.

Shimmer Brick in Beach (Exclusive to set)
Swirled. Swatches from bottom row up.


Mini Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush. Mini Face Blender Brush.
Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.
Creamy Lip Colour in Toffee. Shimmer Lipgloss in Rose Gold.
Lipgloss, Lipstick.
The lipstick looks scary swatched on my pale skin, but it's very wearable.

Lipstick, Lipgloss.

Also includes Extreme Party Mascara in Black.

The set is £70 which I think is really good value. If you add the products up individually, it equals to much more.
Bobbi Brown does very good value sets throughout the year, so look out for those! They may seem like a lot of money to blow on a set, but when you work it out, it's very affordable.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

MAC Lipglass in Caqui

I received a lovely love pack from Jenn at beautymoogle a couple of days ago. Among the goodies was this beautiful MAC Lipglass in Caqui.



Caqui is part of the Blogger's Obsession collection which is only available in the US and Canada. This shade was one that I really liked based on the swatches I had seen, Jenn must have read my mind because it's such a lovely orange.
It last pretty well, but it is a little sticky which I find all MAC's lipglass does.


Thank you so much again Jenn! 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Wholesale-Dress Haul

My recent wholesale-dress order arrive a couple of weeks ago.
I only made a small order as bigger orders takes much longer to process, more on that later.

I am satisfied with the items I got, they all fit and quality is good for the price.
Excuse the mess and the sticker on my top :P (trying out the new top too).
Exactly like the stock photos, the body of the dress is lined with a good and sturdy cotton. I first saw this dress on Joey's blog, it was so cute on her and I wanted to grab one too! Really love this dress!

It doesn't look like the stock photo, the colour is lighter in the real item and the material is more of a crinkle cotton than the cotton in the picture. The belt also came with the skirt. Nonetheless, I do like the skirt, I bought it to wear as a maxi skirt and it falls just to my ankles (I'm 5ft1) which is the perfect length.

LOVE this bag! From the buckle to the lace, it's so pretty and my favourite item from the haul.
The lace design is more intricate in the stock photo, but it's nothing major and beside that everything else is exact to the photo. 

Stock photos from wholesale-dress.net.

I also purchased one more top for my sister, so a total of four items equaled to about $30USD (about £18.50) including shipping.
Altogether the order took about a month to process and arrive to London.

I have made a few orders with wholesale-dress previously, so from experience there are a few points you should consider if you are thinking of making a order with them.

As they are a wholesale website, the price is very low. Where this may be a good thing, the quality may not be. You have to be wary of what you order, I have found that most chiffon items have the poorest quality. I tend to stick to cotton items.

If you are thinking of making a big order (more than 10) be prepared to wait. Wholesale-dress takes forever to process a order and get it ready to be shipped. Take this order, four items and it took about a month to reach me.

Their customer service is nothing to go by, where they may seem nice and they deal with your queries quickly. Most of times they are not sure of the answers and are trying to brush you off, that is how I see it anyway. If I ask if everything I ordered is in stock one person would say yes, another would say no but offer to exchange it, and other would say they didn't exchange it but refunded me instead.

It may be frustrating, and you have to be extremely patient with them. I don't know why I'm so patient but I am :P therefore I'm fine with ordering with them. I must admit though, their service is better than it was before.

Friday, 22 July 2011

L'oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in All Night Blue.

I bought another one...



With Flash.


With Flash.

All Night Blue is a midnight blue with turquoise shimmer, isn't it beautiful?
I am really loving these Infallible eyeshadows (Burning Black swatch), the range is quite small but the selection is filled with divine shades. And I think I see myself owning more soon.
The eyeshadows are £6.99 each and are currently on a 3 for 2 offer in Superdrugs.


Thursday, 21 July 2011

GlossyBox: July

It's that time of the month again, GlossyBox delivery!
To see what was in my last two boxes, check my previous posts. May, June.

This month's boxes was LOVELY!








Products:
Ciate Paint Pots in Kitten Heels. Full Size.
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Explode. Full Size.
Nouveau Lashes.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil. Full Size.
Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe. 30ml.

I'm really impressed and happy with this months box, four full size products and a generous sample for £10.
The nail polish reminds me of Chinese weddings haha, the first thing I though was my mum's wedding dress :) the red is so beautiful with really fine gold shimmer.
The lipgloss is so pearly with a pinky undertone and the body oil smells lush! Not like pomegranates though, more citrus.
Although GlossyBox will start charging £2.95 P&P from their September box, I still think it is incredibly good value if they continue with the standard they are going at the moment. :)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

MAC Ever Hip


Ever Hip was a instant sell out from the Fashion Flower collection, and of course I lusted after it when it was completely and utterly sold out in the UK.
However lovely Anna was kind enough to find one for me and send it over from Germany! Thank you Anna! <3

Pinky coral prettiness!


I think I have a thing for coral lipsticks...

MAC Jazzed, MAC Ever Hip. Guerlain Rouge G in Gaela.

Ever Hip is pretty similar to MAC Jazzed, but Jazzed is more pink as Ever Hip is more Orange.

Anyone else like coral lippies like I do? :)