Thursday, 18 December 2008

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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