Wednesday, 14 September 2011 Beauty Box - September

I know beauty boxes have been around for a while but I've never been one to lust over them. But a month or so ago I recieved an email about's foray into the beauty box world. Feelunique is a website I've ordered from before and liked, so I guess that's what swayed my decision.

I'd pretty much forgotten I'd signed up until I got an email a few days ago saying that they were sorry but the September box was going to be late. So I eventually recieved it today, after they sent a dispache email on Monday (pretty speedy delivery)

Excuse the picture heaviness. I haven't had a chance to try out the new products really so reviews in time I guess!

Eek stuffed full!

I didn't mind it was late, but I always like free stuff!

New CID Cosmetics Picture Perfect Kit - full size

Contains 2 eye shadows, lipgloss, highlighter and mascara. 

Lipgloss, eyeshadows and highlighter

The eyeshadows are actually really nice, soft feeling a really pigmented. Can def see me using the brown a lot. Lipgloss is good colour as is the highlighter, the mascara is so bloody small though, it's pretty pointless!

Redken Quick Dry 18 Mini 0 mini sized 100ml retails £3.15

Am a fan of Redken and I actually was about to buy a mini hairspray for my holiday, so this is perfect. But at the end of the day it's hairspray. Smells ok, works well, I'm not quite sure what the quick drying part is about though. Since when does hairspray take long to dry anyway? Anyway I needed this, so WIN

Balm Balm 100% Organic Tea Tree Face Balm - 30ml (full size) Retails £5.99

This balm is the same concept as Elizabeth Ardens 8 Hour Cream etc. So basically you can use it anywhere, I have however never used those creams/balms on my face as they are so damn greasy. I am inclined to try this one though as it contains tea tree oil and is organic, boy does it stink though! Like I said I'm going away so I reckon this might be used as a sort of mask for my face on the 7 hour plane journey. Tea tree is a old favourite of mine for getting rid of spots on my skanky skin so this is pretty useful for me and I'm willing to get over the smell for that reason. But for people with lovely spotless skin, be warned it really does stink.

Ella Bache Creme Tomate Vitamin Radiance Cream - 30mls (Full Size 50mls - retails £45.95)

Containing tomato, this is supposed to be a complexion brightener. Has a lovely pearl like sheen to it that doesn't make you look like a disco ball face. I like.

Di Palomo Wild Fig and Grape Enriching Hand and Nail Cream 25ml (Full size 75ml - retails £6.30)

No-one can ever do wrong by giving me hand cream, as my hands a constantly being washed or covered in alcohol gel. This smells nice, doesn't particullary feel like anything special on though, but I'm happy enough

Caudalie VinoPerfect Day Perfecting Fluid

This is an extra in the box. Feels nice, only a tiny size but as it was an extra I don't care!

Elle Saab perfum Echatillon 1ml

This picture makes it look huge! It's just a perfume sample though. Smell nice, I like keeping little samples in my bag for top ups through the day. This was another extra too!

So all in all I'm pretty pleased, but then at the end of the day I love a surprise so for me this was kind of like opening a Christmas present! 

Did you receive the beauty box. Or have I ruined the surprise?

Sunday, 11 September 2011

On the wrong track

Couldn't really resist breaking out the wedges!

Unfortunately this outfit was meant to be worn for going out in Covent Garden with a friend. But someone decided to jump in front of a train, so I actually spent 2 hours sitting on a train to London that was at a standstill. Then was made to get off the train at some random station with no trains running. Until eventually I managed to find a train that could take me back home. All very stressful and I will not go into what I think of people who decided to take there own life in front of a train on a Friday evening rush hour.

I did manage to met my friend in my home town for a Mexican though, so all was not lost.

Top - New Look
Jeans - Topshop
Wedges & ring - River Island
Bag - Primark

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Cut me a Wedge.

I love a wedge.

I found these beauties on the River Island website a week or so ago. After an evening discussing/persuading with my long suffering boyfriend how soon he'd be able to go out shopping with his friend who works for River Island so I could get a discount on them. I went to sleep that night and promptly had a mild panic about how if I waited for him then they might sell out.

Luckily I was in London, at my boyfriends, so I hot footed it down to Oxford Street the next day, where apparently the 'flagship' store of River Island lies. Correct me if I'm wrong, but for a flagship store it's pretty damn small and lacking in stock. In fact there are actually two pretty damn small River Island stores masquerading as big stores down Oxford Street. Nevertheless I figured that at least one of the stores would stock the sacred wedges.

Alas, neither store came up with the goods. The first one was a complete no show, and so I practically ran down to the next store (no mean feat on a umbrella/tourist filled Friday afternoon down Oxford Street) with my fingers crossed, only to find the one remaining pair were in a tiny size 3. I think I may have cried a little.

So thank goodness for the internet, where they are fully in stock.

And here they are.....

Cannot wait to do an outfit post with them on.

I predict I will probably stain them within the first 5 minutes of wear, but what's the point of nice shoes if you can't wear them, huh?

Monday, 5 September 2011

No shame

I'm terrible at updating, but I've been feeling pretty rough lately. I'm thinking I might having another attack of glandular fever. Anyway I am about to attempt to drag my fat ass to the gym for the first time in about a month so I'm posting this outfit picture from about 2 months ago!

I've said before that I'm not a sale lover.

However I was in River Island in search of a skirt in the non-sale items. But while I was there, I walked past the sale skirt section to find a long black, light woollen maxi skirt. £12. Not only did it look super comfy, I am also in a maxi skirt phase. I grabbed it without trying it on, at least if it didn't look good I could throw it over a bikini on holiday.

Pretty pleased with the impulse buy, except, it is ridiculously see-through! So bad in the light. Unfortuantly I have no shame so just stroll out wearing some big knickers/shorts underneath. Can't win em' all, ay?

Top - Topshop
Skirt - River Island
Watch - Armani
Bracelet - Vintage & H&M
Hat - H&M

Excuse the hair in these pictures - I was about to go to the hairdressers!


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