Saturday, 10 March 2012

FOTD

Hello everyone :) it has been far, far too long! But i now have a laptop :) yayyyyyy! Thankyou for all the lovely comments and such! Just a quick post for now, but tomorrow i'll be doing a February faves, maybe it's too late for that? Haha! So it could be just a products i'm loving right now post!

 
(I know this photo isn't particularly clear, but i think you get the idea :))

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation
17 Glow Matte Bronzer
Sleek Brow Kit
2True Liquid Eyeliner
Max Factor Liquid Effect Eyeline in Black Fire
Gosh Darling Lipstick

So glad to be posting again! I've missed it. Hope you're all well! Will post again tomorrow :)

Lots of love,
Izy xxxxxx



Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Face of the Day

Hello everyone :) hope you're all well. Feels like i haven't posted in forever :'(, my laptop broke, so i'm having to use my mum's. Just to update you; my boyfriends now home from America and he bought me back some wonderful gifts including the Vera Wang Rock Princess perfume which smells aaaaaamazing (i advise you all to take a sniff if you haven't already) and very gladly welcomed into my ever-expanding perfume collection.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Maybelline 24hr Concealer
17 Glow Bronzing Powder
Barry M Eye Kohl in White
Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner
MyFace Cosmetics Eye Pencil Black
Sleek Eyebrow Kit
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Barely There


So yeaaah :) that's it. I'm feeling so poorly at the moment, i seem to be getting cold after cold :(. Will post again as soon as i can :D.  Thankyou all for taking the time to read my posts, it really does mean so much!

Lots of love,
Izy x

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara Review

Hello again :)
Just wanted to do a quick little post on Soap and Glory's Thick and Fast Mascara that came free with Elle magazine. I would have never have known about this lovely little freebie ;) if it hadn't of been for Kristin's post. I've never read Elle before in my life, but wanted to give the mascara a go - so thought why not! 



First of all the brush is massive! I don't mind this but, it is difficult to apply this without getting it on your eyelid. It's a lovely true black colour, which is great. I think the consistency of this mascara is quite thin and it's difficult to get enough product on the brush to really coat your lashes. It took about 2 coats to get a full enough coverage whereas, with the my Maybelline Collosal Cat Eyes Mascara i can get away with just one coat. I really love the way this separates the lashes and lengthens them. In my opinion i think it lengthens my lashes more as opposed to thickening them, but that could just be me haha!
I reaaaaally love the packaging, i think it's lovely and simple :). I probably wouldn't buy this again but, I will enjoy using it up as i do think it makes my lashes look quite long. 


Go pick up Elle magazine if your're interested in giving this mascara a go :).
Thanks everyone!
Lots of love,
Izy
x

Face Of The Day! :)

Hi girls :)
Hope you're well. It's so cold :( it was -13 last night, horrible. So this FOTD is from yesterday, just had a catch-up with one of my best friends and we watched One Day, did not like the ending one bit, thought it was going to be all happy however, it was not. 


Maybelline 24hr Concealer
Vichy Dermablend Foundation
Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
2True Liquid Liner
MyFace Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara
Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy


That's about it haha! I'm so glad it's the weekend and my man comes back on Tuesday, yay! So excited :) :). What are your plans for the weekend? 

Thanks again for reading and all the lovely comments! :)

Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Lovely Blog Award!

Hello lovelies :)

It's 1 in the morning and i can't sleep :( it's horrible haha! But i was sooooo happy to come online and see that Jordan from Boho Vanity had passed on the Lovely Blog Award to me, made me day, thankyou. Make sure you go and check out her blog, it's wonderful!


The Rules
1. Thank the person that nominated you with a link back to their blog.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Name your nominated blogs. 

7 Things About Me
1. I have a scar in my left eyebrow that stops hair from growing.
2. I have two dogs -  one called Sid and one called Snowy. There Jack Russels and so cute :) i love them so much!!!
3. I used to have my lip and nose pierced but i took them out :(.
4. I love baking!!! 
5. I have purple flowery wallpaper.
6. I have 3 brothers (2 half and 1 full) and a half sister.
7. I'll have been with my boyfriend 3 years in September, <33

I am passing this award on to..

Go have a look at their blogs, i think they're great and i love reading them :)

Izy 
xxx

P.s - is anyone else awake at this stupid time or isit just me? Haha :(



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Hair, hair and more hair :)

Hello agaaaain :) feel like i'm on abit of a roll today with blogging :) haha. This post is going to be about my hair and the way i've changed it over time, hope you like it. Firstly i think i should mention that my hair is naturally quite wavy however, i straighten it almost everyday as i don't really like the way it looks naturally. 
Okay so this is an extremely embarassing and old picture haha! But this is my hair naturally with just my fringe straightened. This is also before i first coloured my hair so it's naturally just this dark brown colour. (Summer 2009)
The first time i dyed my hair was a reddy colour, from what i can remember i used a L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss in Mahogany, it was semi-permanent. My hair was quite long and i think i was relatively happy with my hair at this point :). (December 2009)


Next, I had my hair cut abit shorter (just below my shoulders), i dyed my hair a reddy/brown colour and had a golden/gingery highlight put in my fringe. This haircut felt like such a change to me as i was used to having relatively long hair, but i did like it :). I remember i wanted a change as i'd just had braces and felt all horrible :( so this made me feel a bit better. (March 2010)

I then let my hair grow abit and kept it this similar reddy/brown. I had extensions glued in at the start of Summer 2010, i hated them, they ruined my hair, sorry i don't have any pictures. I then had my hair cut into a proper bob at the end of Summer 2010, i really liked it at the time but looking back at photos i can see that it doesn't suit my face shape atall. I had it dyed a similar colour to the photo above with the golden highlight through my fringe.

In October 2010 i decided i wanted a different colour hair, i didn't want reddy/brown hair anymore. I wanted something a bit darker, so i used a Schwarzkopf Live Colour in Bitter Sweet Chocolate, i was expecting it to come out dark brown, but it literally came out black :( i hated it. Now i think short, black hair can look absolutely gorrrrrgeous on some people, however, it did not suit me atall. I remember not feeling very confident at this point.

In December 2010 i had extensions put in, they were micro loop hair extensions rather than glue-in and i also had my hair the same Schwarzkopf colour as before. However, i think i just discovered that extensions weren't for me atall, waaay to much hassle and maintenance.
In March 2011 my bob had grown out and my hair was just shoulder-length. It was still dark brown but i didn't mind it quite as much :). 
In Summer 2011 I used ColourB4 to get rid of the dark brown and had blonde highlights using a cap with tiny holes which you pull the hair through (i'm sorry it's not a very technical term isit ;)?). So sorry for the rubbish photo!!
At the end of summer 2011 i dyed my hair a browny colour which looked quite red in some lights. I was happy because my hair had grown quite a lot :) :) :).

In November 2011 I dyed my hair this red colour using a Schwarzkopf dye in Red Passion. I reaaally did like my hair this colour, however, i found that my roots went so red and the ends of my hair were just more browny red. I was also happy with the amount my hair had grown at this point :). 

In December 2011 i used the Colour B4 Extra Strength Hair colour remover again and use the highlighting cap thing again(?) haha. I was so happy with how much this lightened my hair :) although when you used the highlighting cap it is so difficult to reach the roots, so they were abit darker as you may be able to see in this photo...

Today i dyed my hair again to try and get my roots as light as the rest of my hair, which it did :) here it is now..
(and yep i am wearing my onesie ;) hehehe)

So sorry it was such a looooooooong post haha! Hope you enjoyed :)
Let me know what you think!!

Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo

January favourites :)

Hi :) feels like i haven't posted in aaaaaaaaaages, i'v been having internet trouble :(. Had a bit of a rubbish week as my boyfriend has been in Florida and i'v been missing him so much :( and to top it off i now have a cold haha, oh well. Last night we got so much snow!! I haven't been out in it but it does look really pretty. This post will be about my January faves, i know it's a little late buuuuuut better late than never ;). 


Vaseline - This tints your lips slightly and i love it! My lips have been abit dry and haven't looked their best throughout January due to all this cold weather, so this has been a bit of a saviour, not only does it make your lips nice and soft it also makes them a nice pinky colour :).


Sleek Brow Kit in Dark - My mum got this for me for Christmas and i've used it everyday since. It makes doing eyebrows easy, I just brush through mine with a clean disposable mascara wand then use the wax to define my brows and fill them in using the powder. It comes with mini brushes and tweezers which are handy when out and about. 

2True Effortless Eyeliner - I bought this recently and think it was around £2 which i think is aaaaaamazing for such a brilliant product :). I love using this when i do winged liner, it's really black and stays on all day. So cheap and so worth it :)

Daisy by Marc Jacobs - My lovely boyfriend got me this for Christmas :) and i love it! It smells and looks beautiful. It lasts quite a long time before having to spritzzzz again which is great as i think it will last a while. 

Soap and Glory Clean On Me - I've used this everyday since i've had it and it makes showers on cold, horrible mornings abit more enjoyable :). It smells amazing and lingers on the skin, will definately keep repurchasing this!

Barry M Nail Paint in Mushroom - I think this is a perfect colour for this time of year, i love the way it looks on my nails, kinda makes me feel abit sophisticated ;) haha. As with all nail paints, it lasts a couple of day before having to reapply. 

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil - These past few weeks my skin has been abit dry, which is not nice haha! I got this in a Glossy Box in the Summer and kinda put it to one side and forgot about it however, I was rummaging through boxes under my bed and i came across this. This has been a gem for this past month and has really helped hydrate my skin :) i like it alot.

Okay so that's it :) i hope you liked this. I'm gonna do another post now about my hair as i had it done today :) so keeep your eye out for that one if your interested. 
Thankyou so much for reading.

Lots of love,
Izy 
xoxo

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Cute Blog Award

Hey everyone!

So firstly I was kindly give the Cute Blog Award by http://stokelyrainbow.blogspot.com/ make sure you check out her blog, it's lovely and so is she :). Thankyou so so so so so much!!!


The Rules:
1. Link back to the person who awarded you. 
2. Answer the award questions.  
3. Tell something about yourself that you haven't told anyone on your blog yet.  
4. Award as many blogs as you think worthy of this award 
5. Make sure to let these you gave this award to know that you awarded them. 


1. What is your go to make-up product?
Definately concealer! My favourite is the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer as i have such bad dark circles under my eyes and this helps hide them :) 

2. What is your favourite fashion trend of 2011?
I really have no idea :( i liked a bit of everything. But i loveeed chunky knits in winter (if that's a trend haha!)

3. What is your favourite desert?
Oooo such a hard decision as i love my desert ;) hehe. Probably cheesecake.

4. Favourite colour?
Pink.. I think ;) rhyming geniuuuus right here.

5. What is your middle name?
Alice

6. What is the last song you listened to?
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran, i love him :)

Something you don't know about me:
I love the Kardashians. So happy Kim and Kourtney Take New York is back on! Highlight of my week, woooo! 

Blogs i'm awarding this to:

Thankyou for all lovely comments :) makes me a happy girly.

Lots of Love,
Izy x

P.s - Expect lots of posts these next 2 weeks as my boyfriends gone to Florida :( so jealous! 
x



Thursday, 26 January 2012

FOTD

Hello hello hello :)
Feels like all i'm doing is face of the day's, sorry :( it's just the quickest and easiest post to do when i have so many assignments :(. Promise to have more interesting posts up as soon as possible! My make up is pretty simple today with some sheer red lips :). 
Having serious camera trouble :( haha. The pictures look fine on my actual camera but come out this funny yellow-y colour? Does anyone know what this might be? 

Maybelline 24hr Superstay Concealer
Vichy Dermablend Foundation
ELF Studio Blush in Candid Coral
Sleek Brow Kit 
Collection 2000 Smoky Eyes Kit
2True Liquid Eyeliner
MyFace Cosmetics Eyeliner
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstain in Shy Red

Sorry for the horrible quality photos :( boooo. Will try and sort it out for my next post :) Hope everyone's well!

This last photos a bit better quality except my bras on show, oops haha! 
Thanks everyone :)

Lots of love,
Izy
xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

:)

Hey girlies :) 
Just thought i'd do a quick face of the day today, so enjoy!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
I used a pink lipstick on my cheeks
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio in Nude Ingenu - mid brown colour all over my lid, dark brown in the crease and the lightest colour to highlight my brow bone
MyFace Cosmetics Black Eyeliner
Maybelline Cat Eyes Colossal Mascara
Collection 2000 Cream Puff in Cotton Candy



Hope you enjoyed :), think my next post will be reviewing a few of my favourite foundations.

Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Soap and Glory Review

Hiya everyone :)
Hope everyone's had a lovely weekend :). I've had a chilled out one, spent time with my boyfriend and had a Chinese with my lovely friends last night. And i'm now currently laying on the sofa watching telly and looking at lovely blogs. 


So this is my very first review and i wanted to share my thoughts with you on a luvvvvly Soap & Glory gift set i got for Christmas. It was a bargain too reduced from £60 to £25, yayyyyy!!
This is the lovely case the products came in, all together there were 10 full-size products.

Pulp Friction
I think this is the perfect body scrub for both before and after applying fake tan as the small beads in it gently buff away dead skin leaving your skin silky smooth and unpatchy (yep technical term right there ;)) :). And as with all Soap & Glory products it smells absolutely gorge!!! I haven't really got anything negative to say about this product other than if you have very sensitive skin you may find that it's a little too harsh.  
5/5

Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath
If i'm completely honest I haven't tried this product, as i'm much more of a shower girl and don't really enjoy baths as they're either too hot or too cold, haha ;) sorry. But it does smell divine and the packaging is lovely :)

 
Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
To me this product has quite a luxurious feel to it which makes using it even more enjoyable :). The bottle is absolutely huge at 500ml and and a little goes a looong way as it lathers up so well, it will last you ages. I also love the way the smell of this product which lingers on the skin for quite a few hours after your shower. And even my mum keeps stealing it off me to use ;). I also love the way it looks sitting on the side of my shower. Out of all the Soap and Glory products in the gift set i think this is my favourite :). 
5/5

Face Soap & Clarity Foaming Face Wash
This is a 3-in-1 product which aims to smooth, cleanse and scrub the skin. I do think it is a great cleanser as it makes my skin feel squeaky clean and fresh. I wouldn't really recommend this as a facial scrub as it's not really very exfoliating, which i prefer in facial scrubs however, if you just wanted a cleanser then this will definitely do the job :). You only need a small amount as it foams up nicely which is great as it will last a while. 
3/5


Hand Food
I love this!!! With a lot of hand creams i find they leave a greasy residue on my hands, which i hate however, this does not. I also like that this sinks in fast and leaves me with super silky hands. I don't really suffer with dry hands but i do love using hand creams hehe especially this oneeee, my new favourite :).
4/5

Heel Genius
Similar to the Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath, i don't really use foot creams as i don't really get dry feet. And as it's Winter i don't really have my feet on show, so maybe i'll save this one for the summer to get my feet sandal-ready :).


Mist You Madly Body Spray
First of all i adore the smell of this! It smells amazing! This product is great for chucking in your bag and spritzing while on the go, as it's plastic there's no need to worry about the bottle breaking whilst in your bag which i always worry about when carrying perfume. 
5/5

Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Gloss
As I have thin lips :( i enjoy trying products that claim to plump them and make them appear fuller. This product does make my lips look fuller and i also think the colour is nice. However this gloss is so sticky and my hair kept getting stuck to my lips haha! I wouldn't recommend this product if your not comfortable with a tingling sensation on your lips - i didn't really mind it though. 
3/5


The Righteous Butter
I've seen this product talked about quite a lot on blogs, so i was very excited to try it :). This is a fantastic product particularly if you have dry skin, which i do. It smells gorgeous on the skin and leaves your skin feeling hydrated. The only thing is i find it takes quite a while to sink in, but that could just be me haha. 
4/5

Sorry if this post was a little on the long side! But i hope you liked it :) you can find all the products in Boots.

Thanks for reading :)
Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo 

Versatile Blog Award

Im not entirely sure on how blog awards work, so bare with me haha! Reese kindly passed this on to me which was super sweet of her :) thanks Reese! 
I have to write 7 little facts about myself and then pass it on to 15 others :) exciting stuff!

1. I don't want a career in make-up/fashion/beauty, i want to be a nurse :) i just really really really enjoy talking about anything beauty related. 
2. I have a tortoise and a parrot.
3. I'm gradually getting my hair lighter :).
4. I love reading magazines and spend waaaaay to much money on them!
5. My favourite film is The Holiday, love it so much!!!
6. I'm seeing Rihanna this year at Wireless! So excited as i loveeee her.
7. I'm trying to grow my nails.

Now i'm passing this award on to...

2. Nicole
3. Leanne
5. Coley
7. Sheri
8. Katy
9. Cory
13. Laura
14. Pai

:) 
xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Face of the day x

Hello :) hope everyone is well.
Thought i'd just do a little face of the day :) haven't really done much except do college work and watch Jeremy Kyle (oh dear hehe ;)), but i'm seeing the boyfriend later on :).
Maybelline 24hour Concealer
Revlon Colourstay Foundation
Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy (used as a blush)
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
2True Liquid Eyeliner
MyFace Cosmetics Eyeliner in Black
A dark brown from the Sleek Storm Palette in the crease
A gold colour from the Sleek Storm Palette in the inner corners and on the brow bone
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
A light pink Miss Sport lipgloss

I haven't done winged liner in what seems like ages, but thought i'd do it today as i picked up the 2True Liquid Eyeliner a few days ago and so far i'm very impressed :).

I think my next post will be about Soap & Glory products :)
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, it means alot <3

Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

LOOK Beauty Nail Pop and FOTD

Hi everyone :) hope you're all well.
Just thought i'd share with you a little something i picked up recently. It's a nail varnish from the LOOK Beauty range in Superdrug and it is quite possibly the most pretty thing i have ever laid my eyes on ;).


I know the colour is probably not everyone's cup of tea, but i think it's gorgeeeeouuus :) and i will definitely get a lot of use out of it. 
I've worn this once now and it is a really great nail polish, the only thing is it's a bit of a pain to apply similar to all glitter nail polishes it's difficult to get an even coverage. So i;ve found the best method is to kind of dab it on lol which can be quite time consuming. But all in all i really really like it :) 
Incase you were wondering it's called "Catsuit" and is £5.

So i thought i'd add a little face of the day in here too.
Maybelline 24hour Superstay Concealer
Maybelline Dream Creamy Compact Foundation
ELF Blush in Candid Coral
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
Barry M Black Kohl Pencil
A champagne/gold colour from Sleek Storm Palette
Rimmel Day2Night Mascara
And just some Vaseline on my lips :)

Hope you liked :)
Will post again soon.

Lots of love,
Izy
xoxo

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Another face of the day x

Hi again :)
Just thought i'd do another little face of the day, not really doing that much today just catching up on telly and making the most of doing nothing before i go back to college :( hehe.

Soap and Glory Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw Softening Lotion (what a mouthful lol!)
Maybelline 24hr Superstay Concealer
Vichy Dermablend Foundation in Nude
Collection 2000 Shine Away Compact Powder
Maybelline Dream Touch Blush (can't actually find a name on it, but it's just like a dark pinky colour)
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
Collection 2000 Smokey Eyes Palette
Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil in Black Fire
Collection 2000 Waterproof Skyscraper Mascara
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss in Candy Gloss

I think the next post i do will be one comparing my favourite foundations :)
Hope you're all well and thanks again for taking the time to read this.


Lots of love,
Izy xoxo