Thursday, 30 September 2010

Gorgeous Dress

I was browsing the Daily Mail website earlier and found an article on Cheryl wearing the most gorgeous dress by Elie Saab.

Proof (from

I love the nude colour and sequin detail. I think the dress really suits Cheryl and her colouring. Althought, I'm not keen on her new overly long and rather fake looking hair extensions. Her hair normally looks full of volume but here it looks a little flat. Although that could've been down to the good old English rain.

What do you think?


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I’ve seen loads of blogs raving about the new eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay cheekily named Naked and when I saw the eyeshadows, I knew I had to have it! Maybe it’s boring but I’m a massive fan of neutral shades such as MAC’s Soba, Satin Taupe and Sable (strange coincidence they all start with an S!). I have hazel eyes and I find neutral shades suit my colouring the best. I’m also a bit scared of brighter colours!

None of the department stores near me stock Urban Decay and it’s such a mission into Birmingham with all the traffic that I decided to order the palette from the House of Fraser website. I’d been eagerly waiting and after an agonising 5 day wait, the eyeshadow palette was finally in my hands.

Here’s the palette showing all 12 shades:

Here are some swatches too:

Left to Right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck and Half Baked

Left to Right: Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

The palette also comes with a brown and black eyeliner and a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion. I bought the Naked eyeshadows for £27 plus £3 delivery and I must say it’s worth every penny. There isn’t a colour I won’t use or dislike. Yes, some of the colours are similar to MAC eyeshadows e.g Sin to Jest and Gunmetal to Knight Divine but the palette is so handy, especially when I stay at my boyfriend’s and don’t want to lug my massive MAC eyeshadow palette over.

I know that I’m going to continually use this palette for a long time because it’s right up my street and I love it muchos. My favourite shade is probably Smog which is a gorgeous milk chocolate brown with a hint of gold shimmer.

Big thumbs up and a heavy recommendation to all.


Friday, 24 September 2010

Eye Eye

My quest for the perfect eye cream continues…I’d been using the Ren one I blogged about back in June, ran out and decided to find a cheaper alternative to see if you really have to pay the price for a decent eye cream.

So, this isn’t an amazing comparison because I’ve only sampled one cheaper eye cream but hey ho, it’s enough for me to decide straight away.
The eye cream in question is Garnier Youthful Radiance Multi-Active Eye Care which I paid £6 for on a Boots special (2 for £12 – my boyfriend is trying out the Garnier eye roll on which he calls “eye bag cream”).

Photo (from Feel

The texture is creamy and fairly light but I’m not keen on the greasy texture although once it’s around my eyes, it does absorb well. However, I’ve been using the eye cream for about a week and I really don’t think it does anything to reduce dark circles or tighten the delicate eye area. And silly me, I forgot to read the ingredients and later noticed the eye cream contains liquid paraffin which is one of skin’s worst nightmares. Oops.

I’m not overly impressed but perhaps because I’m used to more expensive eye creams, I was expecting the same results. I’m thinking of trying a mid-range eye cream next, around £15 to see how this compares. This is exhausting!

Does anyone have any good eye creams for me to try? I like ones that hydrate, help to prevent fine lines and if possible, give that taught feeling. Not asking for much!!


Thursday, 23 September 2010

NOTD – Rose Libertine

I love pink. Pink anything and everything. Pink dresses, pink shoes, pink lipstick, pink shampoo. You name it, I love it! I’m a proper girly girl so more often than not I’m sporting a shade of pink nail polish on my nails. Recently, I’ve been wearing a bright pink polish from Boots 17 but I decided that now the nights are drawing in and the autumn wardrobe is making an appearance, I should probably tone down the colour.

So, I popped into Boots at the weekend and decided to use my Boots Advantage Points to buy a new pink (muted) polish. I picked up Rose Libertine by Rimmel which is a gorgeous dusty rose pink. Perfect.

I love this polish so much. It’s definitely one of my favourite pinks.

What are your favourite pink polishes?


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Saturdays

I’ve always been a fan of The Saturdays and even more so since watching their documentary series on ITV2 recently. Yes they’re manufactured but they seem to be the best of friends as well as band mates. I like that. And they have such cute dogs! I absolutely love their new song Higher – you can hear the song on The Saturdays official YouTube site

Here they are incase you have no idea what on earth I’m talking about (photo from Celebrity Rush website:

After a straw poll in the office, I’ve concluded that the Frankie is the boys’ favourite (far right) and Mollie is the girls’ favourite (second from the left). I think the boys basically just want to have fun with Frankie and the girls love how girlie Mollie is.

I’m very open about being a huge fan of Girls Aloud and loving The Saturdays and why not?! Recently, I think it’s become a lot more acceptable for 20-somethings to like girl bands. And let’s be honest, most of the members in said bands are more my age than the tweenies they’re targeting so I can relate to them more in terms of clothing, make up, hair and boyfriends. Who hasn’t admired Cheryl’s sense of style (or stylist haha!)?

So, what do you think of The Saturdays? Do you have a favourite? What do you think of their new single?


Friday, 3 September 2010

Having a bit of 'work' done

It seems nowadays most celebrities have a little bit of 'work' done. I'm talking about cosmetic procedures. Whether this be botox and fillers or boob jobs and lipo, they all seem to be having something. This got me thinking about cosmetic procedures and the lengths people go for 'perfection.'

Take Heidi Pratt nee Montag from The Hills. Heidi has clearly had a lot of surgery and she's admitted to having something like 13 procedures in one go. But now she seems to be regretting her decision to go under the knife and having such drastic changes. It's such a shame because I thought she looked lovely before.

Katie Price aka Jordan is famous for having a whopping massive boob job (I've lost count of how many she's had now) but she's also had a nose job, liposuction, botox, fillers....the list goes on but I think she looks awful. This is clearly taking things too far.

What surgery is acceptable in society?

Jenny Frost from Atomic Kitten had a boob job after having a child. I think she looks fab and very natural.

Cheryl Cole famously had her teeth fixed (and I reckon she's had botox and fillers - especially in her cheeks) and she looks amazing.

So, why do some celebs take it that bit too far? Do you think they have distorted self image? What do you think are acceptable cosmetic procedures? Is a bit of botox ok or should we age gracefully?