Wednesday, 30 December 2009

thankyou to mummy & daddy

one of my gifts this christmas was this tiffany bracelet
i love it
the teeny tiny heart is presh :)

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

little bits i bought

i got the snow fairy christmas gift box..
and ive fallen in love with the shower gel
i love how it sparkles too! :)

i then hit up boots for some lashes and glitter for new years
got barrym glitter pen in silver, and glitter dusts in silver and grey
then went for the limited edition eylure lashes
i got some nail polish too .. loving glossy black with glitter on top
havent got them to hand for the numbers sorry guys! :(

and as i was paying i spotted burberry weekend, my first ever fragrance and i always want to repurchase but never do.. however armed with christmas money i took the plunge :D love it

lastly i got this eyeshadow palette from Lancome for £14! bargin i think.. its called (203) Delicate Romance i just love the colours

Love Lu
Hope you all have a fab new years!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

L.O.V.E this look...

i love how sparkly the eyes are
this is deffo going to be my new years eve look for going out

Love Lu

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!
I just wanna make a quick post to say thankyou for all your support, ive been blogging for around a year now, and i cant believe how i have 400 followers, it means so much to me that you all enjoy reading my blog.
The new year is just around the corner and i have a little giveaway for you guys, that ill post in a bit.
Hope you all have a fab day tomorrow, and enjoy spending time with your families, the yummy
christmas dinner and the gifts.
Ill be spending my christmas with my whole family for the first time in 9 years, so im very excited for that at my grans. Its going to be a white christmas as we are currently still snowed in, almost a foot of snow here its crazy!! :D
How are you spending christmas day ?
Love Lu
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


the offer ends tomorrow so make sure you take advantage !!

Love Lu
Merry Christmas

plump pout?

What it says:
Award-winning in two countries, for a sexy pout without the collagen injections, Lip Volume is the perfect solution. A semi-permanent treatment which gives you plumper, fuller, seductive lips that are left feeling soft and totally kissable!

What i think:
I liked the packaging, it explained the product and when you lift the lid up the product is held nicely in the middle to pull out. I like the doe foot applicator, however i prefer to apply this with my finger as i feel it works the product into my lips better.

It has a lovely mint scent to it, nothing over powering, just a hint. It doesnt 'sting' your lips when you apply it like some plumpers can, you almost forget youve put it on until youve caught your reflection in a mirror etc. You apply it about twice a day, i found that on the 3rd day of usage you could see the fullness beginning. After about 3 weeks of using i got one of the best compliments, i was told that i had 'very kissable looking lips' im happy with that :)

My only negative about this is that it can dry your lips out a little, so after the product has been absorbed i apply a touch of lipbalm just to balance this out.

I love using this for giving a natural, lasting plumped lip, i dont use it every day now just every other day i think thats enough for my lips.

RRP: £19.95
where to buy?:

Love Lu
Merry Christmas

sneak peek at my crimbo outfit

stay tuned after christmas to see whether i could look graceful and stable in those heels after a few... :)
Question: What are you wearing on christmas day?
Love Lu
Merry Christmas


Clinique airbrush concealer - 02 medium
Laura Mercier in Sand
The Body Shop Bronzer in 01
NARS sin blusher
MAC moonriver blusher
Estee Lauder Shadow creme in 04 Antique gold
MAC shroom e/s
MAC satin taupe e/s
MAC vanilla e/s
PURE kajal eyeliner in black
Maybelline pulse perfection mascara
Illamasqua Liv l/s
Pure nude l/s
Love Lu
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

MAC full coverage foundation - quick review

shade: nw 25

This over the past two weeks has become my HG foundation gives me the perfect coverage that i dont need to set with powder. It lasts all day, it still looks perfect at 6pm in the evening. It is a FULL COVERAGE hence the name, so it might feel a little heavy and too much for some, i personally love this type of formula.

It also doubles up as concealer for the days when i have a breakout or dark circles, but you dont always need to double up because the initial cover is flawless.

I apply this with my fingers as i find this way the product warms up and blends better, then i take a 187 and go over once just to really buff it into my skin.

Question: Have you tried this? What did you think?

Love Lu
Merry Christmas

smokey eyes tutorial

video should be up on youtube any min, its on webcam so quality aint great but you get the idea

Love Lu
Merry Christmas

HOTD update

just took my hair out of the braid partly and i got this loose curl/wavy look which im loving.. im thinking i might have my hair like this for christmas day - but neater lol

only product i used today was my chi hair spray, love the hold of this stuff adds a little bit of shine and doesnt give the 'crispy' texture some hair sprays can give.

Love Lu
Merry Christmas


was feeling a little lazy today so did this.. simple braid that goes right round my head.. simple and looks pretty :)

Question: Whats your lazy day hair style?

Love Lu
Merry Christmas

Monday, 21 December 2009

Mr Duck

My daddy bought me this giant duck.. how cute :)
i love him.. i have named him Mr Duck
creative right ? ;)
Love Lu
Merry Christmas


MAC sff
Estee Lauder Double wear mascara
NARS laguna bronzer
Benefit smokin eyes palette
Illamasqua Liv Lipstick



- the snow.. i love it havent had a white christmas in years :D

- xen tan mousse (yt video soon i love this stuff)

- blonde hair.. i just need extensions to match ive wasted over £120 on really crap ones :'(

- uggs <3

- Christmas decoration .. they bring sparkle to the house

- my new man :) he brings that smile back to my face thats been missing..

- MAC full coverage foundation

- The body shop bronzer 01


- heat tools on my hair .. i LOVE bed hair

- ice to date ive fallen twice :L

- work over christmas i have 8000 words to do over the holidays


whats your must have item of 2009?

Love Lu
Merry Christmas


ive posted a little update on my youtube channel :) its on a web cam so not great but its all i have atm :( forgive me?
love lu

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Dear Chocolate,

I know i may ignore you sometimes and act like i don't love you... But you know i'll always come back to you!

Its not you, it's me.

Love from,

Me... ♥

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

a little bit of animal inside us all ;)

i dressed up as a cave girl for a uni night out a couple of weeks ago and this was the makeup i did to go along with it..i did add some false lashes too but i havent got a good picture of my with them as shortly after this i was little tipsy :)


Monday, 30 November 2009

Aussie Entry

I didnt seem to get a tin from aussie with the card in detailing the compitition so until a couple of days ago i was unaware.. but i emailed the lovely lauren and she said they had decided to give an extra 48 hrs so that i could give it a go which i thought was so kind..

Now for my look i was inspired by the purple from the aussie logo.. i didnt go over the top with this as i like to create looks that i would actually wear or that could be worn.. not that i dont love seeing/doing very creative looks.. i just feel sometimes a winning look should be something that everygirl could wear :)

NYX lilac jumbo pencil
MAC up at dawn
MAC beautiful iris
MAC seedy pearl
MAC stars and rockets
MAC violet trance
Eye Perfection liner
Maybelline pulse perfection mascara

Benefit Hula Bronzer
MAC dainty blush

MAC myth

Hope you like :)


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Hair update

The hair is blonder, and i now have extensions.. as im getting sick of how slowly my hair is growing. It has gotten longer but still no where near the length i want it to be. Any tips to get it to grow faster?

Heres a picture from this week:

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Today i ..

1. What time did you do your makeup today? 10.30

2. What’s the least expensive beauty item you used? Maybelline foundation (cant remember the name argh)

3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct? spot on forehead soo annoying its front and center atm :@

4. Did you apply false eyelashes? Yes MAC corner lashes

5. Did you do anything while applying make-up? Listened to some music :)

6. Biggest make-up mishap today? Mascara smudge thanks to rain.. it was rather funny

7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind? nope just something simple but sultry

8. What was the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine? applying my base

9. What part of your routine is the most fun? eyes

10. What part of your make-up makes the biggest difference in the way you look? as always lashes :) they open my eyes

11. Neutral or colorful eyeshdaow? grey tones today

12. Liquid or mineral foundation? Liquid

13. Do you do your hair or make-up first? makeup first, i just apply extensions and back comb hair so it doesnt need much time

14. Did you pack a make-up bag to take with you for the day? just powder, bronzer and mascara

15. When did you finish your make-up? it took about 30 mins today

photo of the week

taken from

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The Louboutin Manicure

I was just reading Alexandra's Blog and she had posted a picture of the Louboutin manicure, I love dark nails so this is perfect..

and although she doesnt like it, ( go read her post here ) , i think its fab very gothic and vampy, perfect for the cold winter season.. might have to give it a try once my nails grow a bit more.

Product of the Week

Something ive been using alot over the past week or so is the Xen-Tan Face Tanner Luxe, cant get enough of it, i use it daily as ive found it also comes of with all the cleansing toner scrub that i do, but i dont mind as you only need a tiny blob. I apply it with a cotton wool pad because its tinted it does stain your fingers (i found this out the bad way). But it gives a lovely golden tan to the face and neck, & it doesnt smell terrible!


RRP: £18.95

Where to buy? : or many shops just have a look near you

Daily Beauty Deets

I was reading and thought this was a really good idea, it will give you guys an insight to what products/looks i go for daily. I might not do this every day but ill do it as often as i can, and i will try to include pictures when i can remember lol.

1. What time did you do your makeup today? 8.30 before running in a hurry to a maths lecture

2. What’s the least expensive beauty item you used? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct? Under eye circles

4. Did you apply false eyelashes? Yes, Girls Aloud Nadine lashes

5. Did you do anything while applying make-up? Listened to some music :)

6. Biggest make-up mishap today? Not using powder to set, so when it rained it all came off ..not a good look..

7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind? I just wanted to go for the Lashes and keep everything else very nude

8. What was the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine? applying my base

9. What part of your routine is the most fun? eyes, i love doing lashes and liner

10. What part of your make-up makes the biggest difference in the way you look? Again, lashes, it opens my eyes which im told are one of my best features

11. Neutral or colorful eyeshdaow? Neutral

12. Liquid or mineral foundation? Liquid, i used SFF

13. Do you do your hair or make-up first? makeup first, i just apply extensions and back comb hair so it doesnt need much time

14. Did you pack a make-up bag to take with you for the day?no just some lip balm

15. When did you finish your make-up? 8.45 ish

Hope you like this- let me know if i should do more

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

just a few things i want opinions on :)

Straightners: not GHD's ive had them, ive got babyliss atm and not liking them, what do you guys have and love?

OPI Mod About You.. yay.. or nay..

Tinted Moisturiser ? Ive tried Estee lauder, clinique, Benefit, Laura Mercier... and various drugstore and im still looking

Bumbits ? is that what they are called? what do you guys think of them? ?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Skincare update

For the past couple of months ive been using the Garnier Pure active skin care routine, and ive loved it! My skin has got rid off all my problems (except the jaw grr) and i couldnt be happier the products havent worked fab for me. I just wanted to post a little something to let you know.

Before i had major issues with oily skin and breakout, as well as bumpy surface, this has totally changed i would now class my skin as normal with the odd breakout. I cant believe a drugstore range has given such great results. I was using the wash, toner, scrub and moisturiser.. as well as the roller ball treatment gel when needed. I did my routine twice a day, i used a makeup remover too i should add.

Currently i have a bit of a backlog of skin care products to try, im going to be giving The Body Shop seaweed skin care routine a twirl next see how that goes, but at least ive found a range other than clinique that works for my skin :) Im really pleased as its cheap too !! I definately want to have a look at other skin care lines from Garnier and see what i think of those too.

Have you used the Garnier Pure Active range? What did you think.. let me know in a comment :)


Thursday, 29 October 2009


- Blonde hair- my tattoo been 3 week since i got it, finally told my parents eek :)- leggings, top and big oversized cardigans, im wearing this daily so warm
- Tumblr
- Bubblegum pink nails
- false lashes <3

- having no money
- no student loan
- no shopping due to lack of funds
- gossip

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Collective Haul

Olay Beauty Fluid
John Frieda Tone Refreshing Shampoo and Conditioner

Eyelure Volume Plus 100 & 101 false eye lashes

L'oreal Volume exact mascara

L'oreal Lash renewal serum
Jessica nail polish in Samba Parade
Already mentioned in previous post:
TBS Camomile eyemakeup remover
TBS Mask

TBS muslin cloths

Clean and Clear

Spots? Horrible right?! I have really bad acne on my jaw and sometimes it spreads to my chin ive had it for the year and nothing (and i mean NOTHING) seems to make it budge, so when i heard about this new spot control kit from clean and clear i knew i had to try it.

They have just launched this in the UK in the past week, i can see this moving quickly, as the results that 100% of people who tried it saw some kind of improvement is fabulous! ! !

taken from clean and clear

"This is a new solution for girls with spots. A clinical study found that 100% of trialists reported improvements in just one day*. The current campaign is aimed at educating girls about this new and amazingly effective 3-step routine from Clean & Clear Kit!"

I cant to go and get my hand on this and fingers crossed it clears them up! I will of course keep you informed of my finds and whether i think it works :)

Some more info on the prodcuts

Spot Control Cleanser: fast acting technology; deep cleanses to help prevent spots. 1st step to your “spot-fighting routine”is the powerful daily cleanser to help fight multiple causes of spots. This facial wash goes beyond just cleansing skin to unblock pores by removing trapped dirt and oil.

Spot Control Moisturiser: helps fight and prevent spots. makes skin soft and smooth

The 2nd step to your “spot-fighting routine” is the daily Spot Control Moisturiser.This oil-free moisturiser is enriched with a unique combination of spot fighting ingredients, and with daily use, helps to prevent spots whilst moisturising to leave skin soft and smooth all day long.

Fast Clearing Spot Treatment Gel: helps reduce spots in 4 hours!

This treatment is for people with acne, if you suffer from spots i wouldnt suggest using this clean and clear have plenty other products more specific for occassional spots, this is defo for persistant acne.

If you want to learn more about the products and see some Before&&After pictures then click here

nail test..

So about 9 days ago i splurged what little money i had and got my nails done, this time using gel, something i had never tried before, the girl assured me they were ust as strong and would be healthier for my own nails.

Hearing healthier for my nails and i was sold, however after spending over an hour and £40 i did not expect 4 to fall off within 3 days & a further 2 on day 5! I was not happy and i had to then go pay extra to have them removed. I phoned to complain and they basically said i was lieing and i had been using them too much ( i had not, they peeled off and the base which i was told was a salon problem not me :@).

So, i got thinking i spend sooo much on my nails and always seem to be sad at how short they still are once they extensions come off so this time (and im going to stick to it) im going to use some products that have been sitting in my box waiting for the day i decide to properly grow my nails without extensions.. :)

Heres what ill be using:
They are by the brand Barielle, all 3 are aimed to moisture and improve the condition of your nails, aswell as growth. I shall be giving these a go and ill update you in a few weeks time.

To give you an idea of what my shameful nails look like now here you are:

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Bodyform Contest Winner

drum rolll....


..i loved your entry, it covered everything from makeup to tampons :) congrats if you can email me your address and we will sort your prize out :)


Hair Extensions Review

A couple of months ago i was sent some hair extensions by , and being me with a love of extensions i was really excited to try some.

I choose their 22in straight clip in human hair, in a mousey brown colour. At first i was really torn with doing a review because of the price it is alot of money to spend in one go, but them i thought im probs already spending this on buying cheaper hair extensions more often.

These are the best hair extensions ive tried the blend into my own hair was amazing, for once people commented on 'my' long hair rather than asking if i had extensions in so thats a winner for me straight away!! :) They stay in good condition too, becuase they are human hair naturally they will become damaged however unlike other extensions ive tried these seem to stay 'healthier' for much longer.

I did my styling and care as normal, whenever i washed my hair i washed the extensions too, dried and styled them the same way. I use moisturising products on the hair extensions as they can become dry with daily wear.

Alwayssss use heat protection on them too, i learned that the wrong way one day when i forgot and it damaged part ssooo badly.

Ive included some photos over the past 2 months that ive had them, and how theyve looked. Unfortunatley as im now blonde i cant use them so im on the hunt for new extensions, so does anyone have any reccommendations ? :) leave a comment below...

Shipping was really quick, its a US company and i live in the UK and received them within a week safely.

I defo reccommend this company and the extensions, the best ive tried to date.

RRP $159.95 <-- follow them on twitter

Friday, 9 October 2009

Lashes in a bottle!

Debs sent me something else in the post which ive been loving alot. Its called Lash Extender (Lashes in a bottle) and it does exactly what it says on the tin :)

Basically its lots of little fibres in a tube, and you apply them after a coat of mascara and then seal them in with another coat, the result is thick volume filled lashes. Now this can clump so you need to take your time with it, i prefer this for nights out as it can give a very full on look for day time.This is what the fibres look like, they are so tiny.

I havent noticed any fall out from them either which was my first thought when i opened this, i could just picture it by 5pm and i have major panda eyes but thats not the case.

There is a down side to this though, taking it off a couple of times i have had some issues as my eyes became a little irritated by the fibres but i think the more you apply the more likely this will be.

You can buy it at

RRP £24.00
False eyelash effect. 100%


Little haul from The Body Shop

Ive had an eye on a couple of things from TBS for couple of weeks now, and then a package turned up at my flat from the boifee, he bought me the goodies which was really sweet.

We have:
Muslin Cloths, Warming Mineral Mask and Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

Cant wait to try these out, think i might do the face mask tonight:)