Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hi guys ... I have been meaning to post this blog sale for ages now but never seem to get the chance, that is until now!

The rules -

* UK/Ireland only

* Email me at if you are interested in any items

* Postage is £2.00 per package

Here is what I have........

-MAC Stereo Rose MSF, £18
moved heaven and earth to get this then used it twice...go figure!

- BareMinerals The Truth Palette £14
Used lightly twice, the packaging is black matt and attracts fingerprints so it is a little scruffy.

- Coco Beau The Big, Fat, Firm Foundation brush, £15
Used once

- ESSIE Van D'go, £4

- ESSIE Topless & Barefoot, used once, £4

MAC Indianwood pain pot, used lightly, £6

- MAC TEDDY Eye kohl, used once, £7

- MAC Taupe Eye Brow Pencil, used once, £7

- Bobbi Brown, Aruba illuminating bronzing powder
Used lightly, £8

- MAC Blankety, used lightly, £5

-Real Techniques pointed foundation brush, never used, £5

- Bobbi Brown Sandy Gold long wear cream eyeshadow, used twice, £6

- Make up forever small pot (5g) of HD powder, used once, £5

- MAC Togetherness mineralize eyeshadow, used once, £6

That is everything for now, thanks for looking!!

Emma X

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Location:Blog Sale!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Review: SheSaidBeauty Box August 2012

I came home tonight to my SheSaidBeauty box, they are great at getting the box out to you at the start of the month which is always a good thing BUT this months items have left me very underwhelmed.

*The photo looked that boring I had to add some effects to it!

With the usual five items and one bonus...although I do argue that a small perfume sample isn't really as bonus as you can pick it up for free anyway but that is maybe me nit picking. :/

What I got-

* White Glo toothpaste - Not a very glamorous product nor does it fall into 'beauty' in my eyes. It was in another brands box a few months back, used it up and will use this but...hate duplicates!

* Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve - I could open a lip salve/balm/butter shop with the amount I have collected from various beauty boxes and not a single one would I repurchase! Is it just me or is the range 'Balance Me' cropping up in lots of boxes?! I won't even open this as I am not a rose scent fan, will give it away to someone who will appreciate it. Info card says it is a full size product that costs £12.00!

* Redken Color Extend Radiant-10 - Yawn!!! Not another Redken product! Have so many of these, again it is doing the rounds in lots of boxes. This is a leave-in treatment, will I use it? Probably not!

* Absolutely Flawless Nail Foils - Hate these! They are tacky looking, have had nail foils before and gave them away. They make my heart sink just looking at them! Noticed some people got a mini Nails Inc colour which I would have loved, might be a small sample but I would have used it.

* Papier Poudre Powdered Paper - Well at least I have never received these before, I don't have particularly oily skin...perhaps on a warm day in Portugal next month they might come in handy.

The 'bonus' item is a 4711 Eau De Cologne sample .... Made my eyes water o sniffing, not for me.

So as you can probably tell I am desperately disappointed in the contents of this months box, nothing exciting, no 'make-up' products and lots of repeats. Truth be told I would cancel my subscription after this poor show but as I signed up to a 6 month subscription that was a good offer,at the time, I can't. I can only hope they will redeem themselves in September!

Have a lovely weekend!
Emma X

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Monday, 30 July 2012

I should admit this picture was taken a few months back on my mum's birthday but I just stumbled across the picture and LOVE my lipstick shade.

It is 'Strawberry Suede' by Revlon, the wonderful make-up artist Lisa Eldridge posted a picture of it and I knew I would love it. Sometimes red lips can be hard to carry off if they are too glossy, I always feel like a bit of a....hooker wearing it!! :) not a look I want so this being a matte finish makes it very easy to the orangey (is that a word?!?!) toned red worked surprisingly well on my skin.

After seeing this picture I will definitely be getting this colour out again highlighter is 'Silver Dusk' from MAC, love it too!

Emma X
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Location:Lipstick of the day!

Hero product of July!

Hi guys, I decided I would do a monthly 'hero' product, something that I have reached for daily and would recommend to you to buy.
My July hero product is Elizabeth Arden's Pure Finish Highlighter in 'Rose Illumination'...this has replaced my MAC 'Silver Dusk'....for the time being. It is a soft pinky rose shade that gives just the right amount of highlight without making me look like a disco ball. Most definitely can be used during the day, it just 'lifts' my skin in the right places and leaves my skin looking glowy and fresh.

I do love how it is in a rose gold compact, looks beautiful but also practical....nice to whip it out and not worry about it going everywhere which is the case with loose powders.

Have to admit this is my one and only Elizabeth Arden products, I guess I discriminated against it as a 'mature ladies' range but this highlighter is far from that. It is very current, on trend but has also opened my eyes to the range...I will definitely be checking out their counter next time I am near one.

I found the best price with free delivery was £19.55 from, not cheap but the powder is finely milled which makes for a smooth application and with 10g of product it is not going to run out anytime soon.
You can see the beautiful 'glow' in the picture below.

Emma X
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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Baking up a storm!

I started a new chapter in my life this week and started to live alone, but I have been far from lonely. It is lovely to please yourself, leave something down and come back to it without it being moved and also I can bake at 11pm if the mood takes me...and it did!!

Baking is a huge passion of mine so really got stuck in this week, I posted a couple of pictures on twitter of my chocolate cupcakes. I don't eat sweet
things myself for dietary reasons but my family enjoyed them and as there are none left I must have done something right.

I love to change up the colour of the buttercream icing, Monday was a purple day and Tuesday was a pink one...just adds some personality to them.

I am cooking a Roast beef dinner as we speak, as a vegetarian I don't mind preparing meat but it makes me anxious as I obviously can't taste it to check if it is ready. have put my faith into Jamie Oliver's 'perfect roast'...he better not let me down!!

They are having roasted carrots, onion and parsnip with thyme, baby potatoes tossed in butter along with garlic mushrooms. As I am typing this I have remembered the yorkshire puddings!!!!! They won't take long to make anyway but would have been annoyed had they my guests arrived and I had no yorkshires made!

For desert I have a tall glass filled with layers of custard, cream, raspberries and brownie crumble that I baked yesterday...looks good if I do say so myself!

Tuesday night I made pizza for the family, so easy to make from scratch and totally worth the effort of making your own dough. A loaf of white bread and potato bread round up my week of baking...everyone who visits jokes they leave having gained weight, I can't help it I love looking after people. My dream is to be a domestic Goddess!

Right, better go, I have batter to make!

Have a lovely Weekend!
Emma X

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

NOTD - OPI 'Red My Fortune Cookie'

OPI polish is top of my list, I own so many of them and I have never been disappointed...the names alone make me chuckle!
'Red My Fortune Cookie', see it's a funny name, is not a classic blood red but a coral red which looks fabulous on my toes as well, especially when I have a tan.
As with most OPI colours the formula is spot-on, not gloopy or streaky and at a push one coat is enough for me. Everyone should have at least one OPI polish in their stash as they never fail to impress me.
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NOTD - ORLY 'Retro Red'

Today called for a cheerful colour on my nails so I picked 'retro red' from ORLY but I strongly question the name as neither in the bottle or on my nails does it look like it belongs in the red family. To me, it is much more a dark coral/orange but I admit in many online swatches it appears very red...perhaps it is a batch issue but whatever it is I LOVE the shade I have.

This hails from the ORLY 'Plastix' collection from all the way back in 2010, I was very lucky to receive it as a gift from my great American friend Brandi (@brandis72), as ORLY is not stocked in any of my local shops.
It was part of the new 'satin matte' formula ORLY launched, matte is too flat for me but this is spot-on. One coat is enough for me as the texture is nice and thick but not claggy, it glides on and dries very quick.
This colour is a regular on my fingers in the warmer months, it just screams 'Summer'.....even if it is raining as I type this!! ha!
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Location:NOTD - ORLY 'retro red'