Tuesday, 27 November 2012

October Empties

Now this is very very very late this month but i really didn't have time to do it before now. So here it is, better late than never eh? 

Clean & Clear Shine Control Oil Free Daily Facial Scrub £3.99 from Superdrug
As you can maybe see there is a little left in this but i just couldnt use any more. Im sure it works well for some people but it just dried my skin out something awful and it also seemed to leave my skin needing scrubbed more often as it felt really rough with blackheads (sorry for the super gross-ness there but thought you needed to know:p).

Cuticura Original Hand Hygiene Gel £2.89 from Lloyds Pharmacy
Ahhhhh. I feel like i'm on a proper grump today but i didn't like this either. It took forever to dry in, even then it was sticky and it dried my hands out so much. I'm still to find one of these i really like. The soap and glory one has came the closest so far.

Tresemme Colour fade protection Conditioner mini £1.29 from Superdrug
A good conditioner. Does what it should and does it well. There isnt anything really special about this though. I prefer the softening properties of the likes of Sashajaun but i can't complain about this product.

Superdrug Intensive Colour Conditioner (from home hair dye kit) £3.79 from Superdrug
This came from my home hair dye kit and its really good:) Not too much to say about this, brings just dyed hair back to normality and away from dryness land:)

Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint Royal Plum £6.99 from Superdrug 
Now i really didn't like this if i'm honest. The colour didn't stay true on my lips for long and it felt very drying. It seemed to sink into every crevice of my lips and look cracked as well. 

So i'm sorry for this very late and very depressing October empties, I actually considered not posting it but since its all written up i thought i might as well. Please leave a comment if you have tried these items and had a different opinion:)

Lorna xxx  

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Selfridges Advent Calender

So i may be 20 years old now but i still want my advent calendar in December. This year thought i have a slightly more grown up one (and a slightly more expensive one). My wonderful wonderful Fiance got me the most beautiful advent calendar even seen on this earth. The Selfridges one!!!!! Ohhhh yeassssss.

Now i apologise in advance for the photo overload about to come but i was just too excited when i was opening this.

How pretty is this box? im actually in love with it. These was a list of what will be inside on the packaging (for ingredients list purpaces) but i through it out with out looking because i wanted it to be a surprice. 
This was very pricey at £82 but its so worth it concidering the names included in it like LancĂ´me, Kiehls, Diesel, Viktor & Rolf, Shu Uemura and Armani. 

This is quite a short post but ill be updating this daily once i start opening it:) hehe. So youll be seeing a lot more of me. Also id like to apologuise for the lack of posts but my shirts have been crazy and after 12hour shifts for 4 days a week im not up for taking pictures and writing anything half decent. 

Lorna xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Liebster Award

So ive been nominated for this by Stacey Jane from Expat make-up addict. If you don't know what it is, it's a award to recognize up and coming, new bloggers with less than 200 followers.  What a great way to get some new followers and meet some new like-minded beauty addicts!  I am so happy about this as its the first thing ive ever been nominated for and its such a great feeling to be recognized for all the effort i put into my blog. Thank you  for the nomination!

So here are the rules!

1-You must post 11 random facts about yourself.
2-You must answer 11 random questions from the person who nominated you. 
3-You must create a new set of 11 questions for who you tag.
4-You then tag 11 blogs with under 200 followers, you cannot tag back.

Please also sent me a wee message so i can have a look at your post and answers :D

Random facts about myself
1. I dont really like chocolate that much.
2. I have 5 tattoos. (3 of which are rather large)
3. I have 11 peircings. (i used to have 12)
4. My grey kitty cat was named before we got him because we thought we were going to get a black kitten and im obsessed with Harry Potter. Hence my cats name is Sirius Black.
5. I'm a very calm caring person except in certain circumstances. E.g seeing someone hurting an animal or my family. Then i have a f***ing evil temper.
6. I have anxiety and ocd problems.
7. I have a slightly massive obsession with Dean Winchester from Supernatural.
8. Im a student nurse.
9. I'm engaged.
10. Im scared of dogs and bugs.
11. I'm the only one in my family to have inherited my Grandads "Perfect Feet" haha :D

Heres the answers for my questions from Stacy Jane.

1-So you're coming to mine for dinner tonight-what would you like me to cook?
Dont even bother, we'll just get Dominoes :)
2-I'll also be getting the drinks in-what's your favorite poison?
 Dark Rum, OVD or Lambs :D
3-Are you on Santa's nice or naughty list this year?
Definately nice. Ive been very good in what hasnt been a great year so i think i deserve something good.
4-How do you usually spend Xmas?
When i was younger my Dad would wake be up really early and me, my Mum and him would all open our presents hen get ready to go to my Granny and Grandads with the entire family for a massive meal and more presents. But these days its just me and Mum at home (or maybe with one of my Aunts) on Christmas day, then on the days between the 26th and 29th we'll have the big gathering sometime. One with my family and one with my fiances.
5-Are you an early bird who catches the worm or a night owl?
Night Owl!!! I hate getting up in the mornings. I so much prefer night shifts at work too.
6-If you could get on a plane and fly anywhere tomorrow where would you go and why?
America. I really wanna go for a few months and just travel around all over. Especially New York, Texas and Wyoming.
7-What's your favorite pick n mix sweet?
Liquorice Swirls.
8-If you win the lottery (and I mean win BIG) what are you going to buy first?
A house with a garden for my mum.
9-What's your mantra/favorite quote/philosophy to live by?
This too shall pass.
10-We're at Cheesecake Factory-what flavour are you having?
Plain all the way. I love New York Cheesecake:D
11-What are you plans for the weekend?
Ahh. So glad you asked this. Im actually Traveling down to the borders to go to Auchen Castle to start arranging my wedding plans:D

Heres my 11 question for the bloggers i tagged
1. Whats No.1 on your Christmas list this year?
2. Makeup or skincare? Whats your vice.
3. Whats your worst bad habit?
4. Cats or dogs?
5. Whats your favourite place on earth?
6. Whos your secret celeb crush?
7. Desert island item?
8. Whats your biggest fear?
9. Tell me about your pets (if you dont have any why not?)
10. Whats your happiest memory?
11. Why do you love blogging?

Finally here are the bloggers who's blogs i really like and have nominated for this.
1. Seeking Serendipity
2. Love Leigh Leigh
3. Earth to Petal...
4. Cats and Clothing
5. Out of liner
6. One way beauty
7. Beauty on a budget
8. Love, Life and Make-up
9. Hello Glitter
10. Purely Beauty
11. Holly's Beauty Review

Lorna xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

MAC Glamour Daze - Holiday Colour

So i may have went a little crazy in MAC (once again) and purchased a few things from their new Christmas collection. I love all of them even if i'm not sure when/how ill use some of them. First off, the "Limited Edition Glamour Daze Packaging" Naw hen. I don't want shiny plastic mac, i like my normal MAC thank you very much, it looks so cheap and tacky, lucky enough whats inside more than makes up for it.

Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel - Catch My Eye  £15.50.

What MAC say "Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes. Brush sold separately. Limited-edition Glamour Daze packaging."
This one still had the normal MAC packaging for some reason but im not complaining.

Look at that colour, its quite hard to describe its a grey/brown colour but with the most intense gold shimmer through it. Its going to look amazing on your eyes in winter subtle but sexy. haha

This is the best picture i could get but it doesn't do it any justice. I love to wear this as an eyeliner and then blend out over the lid a little bit :) Its long lasting and good quality like the usual MAC products.

 MAC Amplified Lipstick in Dramatic Encounter £15.50

MAC says "Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street. What made M∙A∙C famous. Limited-edition Glamour Daze packaging."

Now look at that shiny thing there. Wheres the usual sleek MAC packaging, i am not liking it one little bit.
This colour comes out a lot darker than it looks in the bullet which is odd as its usually the other way around. This is described as a deep perple and its pretty accurate. Im all about dark lips at the moment and the fact that this is a great colour and has MAC staying power make it a big win. 

Excuse my ridiculously hairy arm there but look at that colour! Its actually even darker on my lips because i have naturally quite dark lips. Also just a thought, how good do MAC lipsticks smell? They are amazing!

Extra Dimention Skinfinish - Whisper of gilt £21.50

What MAC say
"A liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights and models the face. The cool, creamy near-fluid formula creates a luminous, well-defined finish. Wears 10 hours. Limited-edition Glamour Daze packaging."

This is now actually sold out online, im not sure if its available anywhere else. This is the one that im not too sure when ill use it but it was too pretty not too buy. I think its a little too gold to use as an effective highlighter during the day but and night it'll look great.

The bottom picture gives the most true likeness swatch. The first stripe is swatched fairly heavily and the second one is blended out. Its so so so pretty. I actually wore this as an eye shadow a few nights ago for a bit of pop. It last a long time as well just as you would expect.

What have you been snapping up from the new MAC collection?

Lorna xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012


So i thought that every so often i would do a little one of these posts, my make up of the day.

Here im wearing:

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation - Real Sand
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Charisma
Kevin Aokyne Sculpting powder - Medium
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish - Whisper of Gilt
Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer

MAC Fluidline eyeliner - Catch My Eye
Nars Eyeshadow - Ashes to Ashes
Benefit Badgal Lash
Cover Girl - Champagne
ELF Eyebrow Kit

Mac Amplified Dramatic Encounter

October Favourites

I have been using so many products this past month that i really had a hard time choosing a few to put in this so there is a fair few to get through.

Stila oil free tinted moisturizer.
This is a product i got on extra-cosmetics for £1.99!!! Thats right £1.99!!!! I actually ended up putting in an order for three more after trying it for a while. This leaves me looking like im not wearing anything at all while still giving me fairly good coverage. It keeps my oily skin fairly well checked and it doesn't cake. The colour range is great and this one is perfect for my skin tone. Im not saying there is really anything amazing about this product but its just a good tinted moisturised, It does what it should and it does it well.

Daniel Sandle Water colour Blush.
This stays on FOREVER. It honestly doesn't wear off untill you take it off at night. Also because it is such a thin consistency it doesn't look like there is anything on your skin at all and oh so so natural. This colour is perfect for me when ive not got a full coverage of makeup on as its THE perfect pale pink.

Revlon Matte Wine Not 010.
This has not been off my lips this month. At all. Ive been wearing it to bed. Sleeping with it under my pillow. Ive named him Matt-e and we shall elope to Gretna together.  Seriously this is the perfect autumn/winter colour but i wouldn't care if it was beasting sunshine (unlikely given where i live) I would wear this in the middle of summer its JUST. THAT. PRETTY. It has amazing staying power, as long as your lips aren't cracked it doesn't dry them out.
Can you believe this has been discontinued?? I cried just a little when i heard (only joking, i was actually weeping into said pillow for days)  Im going to have to stock up on ebay.
So all in all, i sorta like this just a wee bit, its alright.

Clean State Mama Mio
Alright GlossyBox, having sent me this little gem here, you have earned my subscription forever regardless of what shite you put in the usual boxes. This is a godsend. Honestly the first time i used this i was all like Janice from Friends, i may actually have said it outloud. Im not going to say to much about this becuase im going to do a post on it but just go buy it, right now.

Benefit BadGirl Lash
For the days you don't want mega drama going on with your lashes this works a treat. It thenthens and separates to within an inch of its life and it holds all day and night (even through busy 12 hour shifts). It doesn't clump at all and it gives a good natural look which is all ive been wanting this month.

MoriccanOil - Moroccan Oil Treatment
Another Glossybox winner. This was from their first special one off box. Ive used a lot of argon oils (i might do a comparison, yay or nay?) but this is my favorite. It does smell a bit sickly sweet and look a little pale and when you put it on damp hair your a bit like meh at first, but oh my, when you dry it its crazy soft and silky. So soft and silky in fact you need to be careful about when you next wash it.

Soap & Glory - The Righteous Butter
Can you just smell it after hearing the name? Sometimes i like to just sit with the tub and just sniff away like a crazy glue addict. Its what i imagine heaven would smell like if i believed in it. Hands down best intensive moisturizer ive tried. I repurchase this often and ill continue to do so until im old and wrinkle-y.

So thats that folks sorry about the mega lateness and the big gap not posting but ive been on night shifts and my body clock has went to f***. But baby im back back back with posts all lined up.

What do you think of these products? Any differing opinions?

Lorna xxx