Thursday, 18 December 2008

Makeup Alley

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16 Facts About Me Tag

Im taking Aubrey's tag of everyone up and im going to do this.. :)

  1. Im studying law and literature in my last year of my Alevels
  2. At uni i want to study Education to become a teacher - fingers crossed for Stirling *
  3. I have a little brother Steven though hes nearly 14 i just cant stop calling him my baby brother :)
  4. My boyfriend and i will have been together for 2 years on the 7th January 2009 - im so happy doesnt seem like 2 years already thats a good sign right? I love you / him!
  5. I crave a Blackberry storm.. which i shall be getting in 3 months when i upgrade yay!
  6. My kind of fun, is a calm evening in cooking then watching a movie or out at the cinema.. im not really into clubs or partying i got that out of my sytem at 16
  7. Im 18 on June 12th
  8. Clinique fake tan = <3>
  9. My hair is naturally blonde.. but i havent had it my natural colour since i was 13 when i started highlighting it.. which links to my next point..
  10. Ive dyed my hair dark brown.. light blonde.. dirty blonde.. auburn.. red.. brown/red.. bleach blonde.. and ash blonde - all with some form of highlights/low lights
  11. My fave drink is a vanilla frap from starbucks
  12. I love winter more than any other season, i think its the snow and clothes that make me love it.. :S
  13. Every day I reach for Orgasm.. its my makeup staple
  14. In case you were wondering i am Scottish, i was born in Dunfermline Fife and now live in Marlow, been here almost 3 years!!
  15. I always watch girlie films, i watched the house bunny today! i love it.. my fave films ever are Legally Blonde!
  16. Im learning to drive.. slowly lol
I tag anyone who reads this!

Lu x

Cheek combo of the week

NARS angelika and MAC Pink swoon.

The only reason i think these are working for me atm is becuase i have a tan and they seem to blend and suit that skin colouring slightly better.

Lu x


Ive been using my Clarins cleansers for over a week now, and im really enjoying them. Both really cleanse my face and dissolve my makeup nicely, i do use both because i am paranoid that i wear soo much makeup some days but they remove it effortlessly.

It would be interesting to see how they work over the next couple of months as my skin tends to get used to products VERY quickly.

But for now i give these 5/5

Lu x

Thursday, 11 December 2008

another haul

I was in Jenners in Edinburgh and pickd up a few things:

Clarins one step facial cleanser
Which ive tried tonight and its ok, works better when the cotton pad is wet, gets through all my layers of makeup better.

Elizabeth Arden conditioning eyelash primer

So thats all nothing special, i needed a new mascara primer since ive heard good things and at £12 i thought it was worth a try! Ill let you guys know how it works out.

I need to stop spending!


Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Cheek combo of the week

MAC Iridescent loose powder:

  • Golden Bronze as my bronzer
  • and Silver Dusk to highlight
Such a lovely combo together!

Lu x

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


So excited i got my parcel today, only took 4 days to get to me which is really good for this time of the year.

Sorry about the pictures cant find my digi cam so had to use the bad webcam:
On to the good stuff:

From Origins I bought
  • Clear Improvment Active Charcoal Mask
  • Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin
  • Never A Dull Moment Skin-brightening face polisher with fruit extracts
  • No Puffert Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes

  • Clinique Long Last Lipstick - Soft Bloom
  • Clinique Long Last Lipstick -Watermelon

  • Nars Blush - Sin

  • MAC 134 Brush
  • MAC shadestick - Sharkskin
  • MAC blush - Pink Swoon
  • MAC lashes - 20
  • MAC lashes - 2
If you want me to review anything just leave a comment ill try find my cam and get sum better piccies up


Monday, 8 December 2008

New Haul

OK so this would have have been a video but no mic (sorry) so ive been on a massive shopping spree, in boots and House of Frasers and i bought

Elizabeth Arden 8hour body cream
Elizabeth Arden Skin Protect
Elizabeth Arden Lipstick (brighhhtt neon ish pink)
Chanel Lipgloss 25
Benefit crease less eyeshadow in strut
Benefit bad gal lash mascara
Clarins Cleansing milk
Tzone nose strips
Garnier face mask/scrub/wash

and im awaiting a delivery from Origins :) yay

So because its going to take longer to write than it would speak, im going to talk about my three fave items from my haul.

  1. Clarins Cleansing milk £16.50 ( House of Frasers )
Ok so the reason i bought this was because im allergic to Clinique dont know why but i am, so i needed a new makeup cleanser. I went to Clarins as they are the next best? So after browsing for what seemed like hours lol when i finally get some help, and she suggested i try the cleansing milk to remove my makeup and she showed me the "technique" for removing impurities.

After a week of using it, i think it does a fabby job of dissolving the makeup and i wear VERY thick foundations etc, so i used it every night and it does leave some residue on the skin but i follow this with my 3 step Clinique routine and my skin looks fine :)

The texture is pretty standard, thick running cream.. Smell is .. ok i guess not to over powering

2. Elizabeth Arden 8hour body cream

LOVE LOVE LOVE this i use every other 8 hour product but had never tried this and tbh i only bought it to get my free bag lol ( which is looooovely ), so onto the cream its lovely my skin feels very soft and firm apparently this is due to the medicine properties within the cream, and im impressed that it really does stay on the skin no matter what, havent tried going into the shower but apparently even that wont budge it !!

Thats all to really say about that..

3. UDPP - Urban Decay Primer Potion

I dont know why ive put off buying this for so long, i guess i just didnt feel it was worth the £10 but since HoF had a 20% sticker on it i decided to take the plunge and buy it, and i think its great product really helps the shadow stick to my eyes and helps bring out the colours full potential.

After a full day of work ( 9 - 4 ) the shadow was still pretty good, it wasn't as good as my MAC eye shadow primer but maybe im being too harsh with the UDPP? But i think i might do one on each eye to see if there really is a difference.

So thats my favourite items from the haul, and tbh i love everything i bought and i cant wait to recieve my Origins haul hopefully this week but apparently their delivery is slow atm so could be next week. .

If you have any questions just leave a comment here or on Youtube !



So sorry everyone

I just want to say sorry to all my subscribers on Youtube i have not got a microphone atm the moment hence no videos, so instead ill have them all posted on here with pictures. Hope thats ok and makes up for there being none.

Lu x

Monday, 1 December 2008


My xmas wish list :)

  • MAC dazzle glass - Baby Sparks
  • MAC mineralize skin finish -So Ceylon
  • MAC mineralize eyshadow duo -Engaging
  • NARS blush -Desire
Love you


Thursday, 27 November 2008


There are loads of different eyeshadows out there, and loads of terms are used. I found this on a website and thought it was very helpful..

"Eyeshadow Lingo:
  • Frosted shadow contains sparkle and is high-shine. Avoid these shadows on mature skin, as they draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Highlighters are used on the browbone and at the inner and outer corner to brighten and emphasize the eye.
  • Matte shadows contain no shine and look more natural. These are good for defining eyes and using as an underlying color.
  • Metallic shadows are used shadows that have a metal finish. They create a more dramatic, nighttime look.
  • Midtones are natural colors that are swept over the eye for definition. Mid tones are usually close to your skin complexion.
  • Powder shadows either come pressed or loose and are good for blending and typically the eye shadow of choice.
  • Crème shadow comes in both matte and shimmery finishes. If applied underneath a powder shadow, it can create a more intense color.
  • Liquid eyeshadows typically have a shimmery finish, and can be difficult to blend.
  • Shimmer shadows are great for mature skin because they’re subtle enough to not bring out fine lines and wrinkles. Shimmers are also useful for highlighting.
  • Satin shadows have a finish that is in between a matte and shimmer shadow, and works well on all skin types."
Hope this explains it better for you :)



Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

After much umm'ing i decided to buy the D.W. and was so excited because i thought i was going to get amazing coverage and it would last all day. The lovely girl at the estee lauder counter and she coloured fitted me as 3pebble.

The colour is ok, it seems to be a neutral under tone, a very cool medium shade. However if i apply a little too much it can have an almost grey tint to the colour.

Now as for the coverage, its meant to last all day and be the best on the market.. But on my skin it didnt it slipped off after about 2 hours, now i dont have really oily skin, as ive said over and over im a skin type 3 (Clinique terms) which is oily combination.

It did feel nice on the skin, very soft to the touch and it did cover all my blemishes and pigmentation but it just didnt last.

So needless to say i was really disppointed.. it was a waste of money in my terms, i think im just going to stick to my Clinique Stay True from now on..

Let me know if youve tried this.


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Fill it!

Mood: content
Eye makeup colors: MAC eyeshadows, Mylar and Jest

I’m lovin’ (beauty related): Clinique Super Defence in C/O
I’m lovin’ (non-beauty related): my hair :) ive done a cute braided bun
Breakfast: Toast
Outfit: black school skirt and Pink jumper from Kookai
Quote of the day: la la laaaa
Just another manic Monday?: today will be nice.. :S
Goals this week:To finish all homework set on the same day

My wednesday for yoouuuuu

Haul coming sooooonnn!!


Monday, 24 November 2008

Le List

Mood: sad
Eye makeup colors: none, but got some black eyeliner and mascara on

I’m lovin’ (beauty related): Clinique Moisture Surge
I’m lovin’ (non-beauty related): Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Breakfast: Toast and tea
Outfit: jeans and dads jumper :)
Quote of the day: lol
Just another manic Monday?: oh god yes!
Goals this week:To finish all homework set on the same day


Friday, 21 November 2008

sad news

My gran is very ill and is in hospital, and this time wont come home :'( I wish i could be with herr but im 500 miles away and it kills me.

I love you


Thursday, 20 November 2008


My final delivery came and i now have everything that was on the massive haul list!! But im not sure if im going to do a full haul video, i was thinking i might just do a 'fave' items one to cut it down because its quite alot! lol

Sorry i havent been blogging or youtubing much, i have a lot of family problems atm :(

Love Lu


Saturday, 15 November 2008

update: self challenge

so i wanted to try to only use mineral makeup, mascara and some blush, and ive done it! Its been tough but my skin has loved the break, my breakout has almost completely stopped!

But since im working today i need to wear a full face, though i think im gonna try to cut back my full face for work.

Everyday makeup:

  • Mineral makeup
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Light eyeliner
Definately do-able ..

Lu x


.. layers in my hair :)

My commitments to Beauty

Even though i have an apparent love of all things beauty, makeup, skin care. I know that sometimes i can skip parts and lose self commitment to my beauty routines, so following many other bloggers its my turn to make a change . .

  1. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
  2. Get atleast 7 hours of sleep a night ( i know it should be 8 but its a start)
  3. Follow my skin care to the T
  4. Keep my brows under control
  5. Give my hair a health kick
  6. Cut down on the amount of makeup i use everyday
  7. Monthly facials as a treat to myself and my skin
Thats alot so ill see how i go, and give you an up date at the end of the month.

Lu x

Glamour nails

Above: Victoria
Below: Tate

Every girl in the UK shouldve been rushing to buy a copy of Glamour magazine this month to claim your free Nails Inc nail polish worth £10.50.

I was one of many women searching for the colour they want, and it was quite funny scrabbling around in WHSmith for a copy of Glamour.

I dont really ever buy Glamour, for me i stick to Elle, but how could i not buy a £2 magazine to get a gorge nail colour.

In the end i was rather greedy and bought two, i got the red colours (Tate and Victoria).

So hopefully you can grab yourself a copy before its too late..

Lu x

Thursday, 13 November 2008


Ive never bought anything from prestige before but when i saw these MSF dup i had to buy on, i bought Rich Bronze..

It is quite a light colour pay off, but it does a nice job of conturing my face and highlighting my cheekbones :)

Ive highlighted the area where i applied the Rich Bronze, so you can see it really makes the skin glow.

The packaging is boxy, but for £8.99 it does its job, im going to get the other colours when they are back in stock lol

Im definately loving this product



ok so i cant decide?


lol ive been playing with my makeup trying a different makeup mask out.. Which do you like?


Lu x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Well another £17 down the drain Estee Lauder duo lip gloss made my lips swell again.. :(

My cheek combo of the week

Bourjois bronzer and Nars Angelika

I love the really natual light affect i got with these products, however the next day i decided to add a creme blush before to add some depth so the Angelika would stand out more.



Children in need

So on friday its Children in Need, and im dressing up, luckily i only have two lessons lol, but im being a pink fairy. I have my tutu my wings everything.. then i bought 3 barry m pigments to use for makeup (all pink).. so heres a little teaser at what ill be doing..

On friday i will be uploading all the piccies from that day, plus my final look :) I love it its all so cute and very girlie!

Hopefully you like that little part of it, that was early on wait til you see what else i do with it.

Until friday...

Lu x

Friday, 7 November 2008

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

SO ignore the last post on this, it turns out i do love this stuff !! lmao

At the moment im applying it before my foundation as a primer sort of, and if i re-apply ill press it onto the area before i touch up, this just helps to freshen up my makeup keeps my skin looking glowing :) which is always a plus.

The texture is quite thick-ish but applies really smoothly on the skin.

However if i apply to much it can feel a little cakey on the skin, but as it helps me look awake and keep my makeup fresh i can live with it. LOL

So far i have the blemish control, and Beauty Flash Balm, so im starting to build my little collection up,

Clarins Wish List:

+Ultra-matte rebalancing lotion

+Lotus face treatment oil

+Gentle facial peeling

+One step facial cleanser

+Delicious self tanning cream (body)


Fake tan

Ok so ive tried loads of fake tans, i alwasy go for a mousse fake tan but ive been brave and went for a lotion, and i dont know why ive been so uneasy about using a lotion because not onlu is the colour pay off more intense and even in tone.

It does take longer to dry, and can feel bit sticky but considering atm im golden brown its worth it..

Its by Clinique in Deep £15.00 per bottle, i will definately will be re buying and re buying . . ! =D

Has anyone else tried this what? and what do you think about it ?



Wednesday, 5 November 2008

MAC online order

  • #224 Tapered Blending Brush,
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Grain
  • Pp Eye Shadow - Small, Steamy
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Deep Truth
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Gorgeous Gold
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Greensmoke
  • Pp Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow, Crystal Avalanche
  • Pp Eye Shadow - Small, Black Tied
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Silver Ring
  • Lipglass, Revealing
  • Creations Hue, Pinkaura
  • #136 Large Powder Brush
  • Lash, #36
  • Lash, #33
  • Concealer, Nw25
  • Iridescent Powder, Golden Bronze
  • Lipstick, High Tea
  • Satin Lipstick, Cherish
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Gorgeous Gold
  • Sheertone Blush, Trace Gold
  • Shadestick, Sharkskin x2
  • Paint Pots, Bare Study
  • #134 Large Powder Brush


So ive been wearing my new NARS blushes for a few days now, and i really love the texture on my skin, they blend so easy, and they are very long lasting, especially Crazed i have found that i only need a touch of the blush to get a gorgeous flushed affect on my cheeks.
Im really loving this blush, definately going back to SPACE NK this week to pick up super orgasm!!

This is turning into such an addiction :)

Whats your fave blush by NARS?



9 minutes..

.. who will be the president?


Thursday, 23 October 2008

Haul :)

Just recieved my amazing big haul today, took bout 2 weeks to get to me though, slow delivery :( but its here now!! I got a load of MAC pan eyeshadows, Mac lash in 37, Fibre Rich Lash in Black, Estee Lauder Lipstick - Rose, Jo Malone Candle, and various christmas presents for people.

MAC eyeshadows:
- Electric Eel
- Shimmermoss
- Swimming
- Beautiful Iris
- Gesso
- All that Glitters
- Mylar

I have done some swatches, but cant seem to upload so i will post them ASAP

loves ya'


Sunday, 10 August 2008

Purple sex kitten eye

All products should be mentioned in the slide


xo xo

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Hair extensions

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I get the half head in #18 Light Ash Blonde its costs £34.49 with free next day delivery, they are some fab products on there so check them out!!


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