Sunday, October 28, 2012

Musical Sunday

In lack of time and creativity for a better post I am just going to share my spotify playlist with you. This playlist has all my favourite songs, hence the name "favourites", and putting these songs on shuffle is a foolproof way for brightening my mood. I listen to music all day, everyday - without it I would probably be unbearable to be around...yup that is how important music is for me. So here it is, my baby which I am now sharing with whomever it is who might want to have a peek at what I listen too.

Enjoy your Sunday!

- Em


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn Favourite: Dark lips

I wanted to share with you all one of my current beauty favourites, the dark lip. Now I know this has been all over the beauty world for quite some time already. Every autumn it returns even more so that the year before. The dark red/plum/berry lip is an autumn staple for us beauty girls, and well I think I have found my favourite among the many options out there. MAC lipstick in Rebel. It is a deep purple berry colour, one I would not have guessed to suit me, but to my pleasant surprise it worked well with my pale, freckled skin and strawberry blonde hair.

Here it is, the little beauty MAC Rebel 

Even though this is my current favourite lip product, it does not have the pride of being with me on-the-go. In my little makeup bag that I carry everywhere I have the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in  Crushed.  It looks like this on the lips:

As you can see it is not too different from the MAC Rebel in colour, just a tad bit more sheer and it had teeny tiny sparkles (they don't appear in the pictures but they are there). The balm stain is also more of a balm - go figure when it is a balmstain, anyway that is why I love it for on-the-go as I usually just want to slap on something simple, and not worry too much about it being drying.
Another difference is the price, where the MAC lipstick is up at £14 and the Revlon Balm Stain is at £7.99. 

They are both grat products and very "in" for autumn, although I love this deep berry colour all year around :) For the record, the pictures show the colour slightly more red than it is in real life, where it is more on the berry/purple side -just so you know :)

Do you like the berry/purple coloured lip products? 
Do you have any you think I should check out? 

- Em 


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Monday, October 22, 2012

London Haul: Beauty Products

As a makeup addict, London with all its department stores and makeup shops is like a mekka, so I doubt it comes as a surprise that I picked up a few.. cough *a lot of* cough...  beauty products while I was there. However I know I am not the only one out there who enjoy to see what other people buy - especially when it comes to makeup and fashion- so I thought I'd share my new beauty bits and bobs with you. Now keep in mind that I do love makeup and that it is in a way my version of a "stamp collection". While others bid outrageous amounts of money on old stamps, I buy lipsticks and mascaras :) Ok, enough of the "justifying my deeds", let's get on with the pictures shall we?

Real Techniques brushes 
 From left: Powder Brush, Setting Brush, Contour Brush, Buffing Brush, Detailer Brush and Pointed Foundation Brush

From left: Bourjois // Bronzing Powder in shade 52, TopShop // Highlighter in Crescent Moon, and Rimmel // Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent

From Left: Sleek Makeup // Face Contour Kit in Medium, Sleek Makeup // Blush BY 3 in Pumpkin 363 (name of blushes inside: FL: P Pie, Squash and Lantern)

Eylure // Katy Perry Lashes - Sweetie Pie

From Left: Collection // Lasting Perfection Concealer in #2 Light, Rimmel // Wake Me Up Foundation in #103 True Ivory, Laura Mercier // Tinted Moisturizer spf 20 - Oil Free in Blush

From Left: MAC // Rebel lipstick, MAC // Costa Chic lipstick, Revlon // Candy Apple Lipbutter, 
MAC // Cherry lip pencil

From Left: Benefit // BrowZings in light, MAC // Customized Quad containing: Omega (top left), Espresso (top right), All That Glitters (bottom left) and Cranberry (bottom right)

From Top:Rimmel // Scandaleyes Mascara Waterproof, Too Faced // Lemon Drop Shadow Insurance, Rimmel // Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in #261 Noir

From Left: The Body Shop // Tea Tree Oil, REN // Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, REN // T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid, REN // ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser

Soap & Glory // The Daily Smooth Body Butter, Soap & Glory // Flake Away Body polish (exfoliator), The Body Shop // Hemp Hand Protector (aaah-mazing hand cream!!)

From Left: Organix // Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Hask // Argan Oil Hair Treatment, Batiste // Dry Shampoo (in Blush)

And that is it! I know it was quite a lot but oh well, it is not every day I go crazy shopping in London :) I can show you the clothes I bought too if you would like to see, or I can just take some pictures when I am wearing them and show them in future "My Style" posts. We'll see!

Now I have to work on a maths project, Whoop Whoop!

- Em


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

London: WB Harry Potter Studio Tour


So I promised you a new post today, and well here it is!

When I went to London last week, it was not only to go crazy shopping, we also went to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, which for those of you who don't know is a tour of the Harry Potter studio(s)! That is true, you get to walk on set and see all the real  props and costumes and ohh...words can not describe the happy feeling I got from being there. So instead of making a failed attempt of putting this experience into words, I will let the pictures to the talking for me. Enjoy, Harry Potter geeks!

Sorry if that was a bit “over the top” with pictures, but I wanted to show a teeny bit of everything and it was hard to only choose some … Believe me, I have many more pictures where these came from :) But I hope you enjoyed it and that if you have been considering going - this helped you decide. It really is incredible, especially for those of us who have read the books and watched the movies several times... I can admit I have, I even know many of the lines from the movies by heart! It’s on the edge of being embarrassing…

Now I have to get some more school work done, but I will talk to you all shortly!

Have you been to the studio tour? What did you think?

Have a nice Saturday!

- Em


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