Saturday, 29 November 2014

The perfect pink nude lip combo

So lip liners are having a moment and I thought that I would root through my stash.
I have been lusting over the Charlotte Tilbury one in Pillow talk but it is rather pricey. It looks like a nice pinky nude shade that would go with alot of lipsticks. I have found that I already have the perfect one and it's a purse friendly price.

My favourite lip liner is the NYX 858 in Nude Pink. The formula is good but not as creamy as high end ones.
I love to match it with my Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Rosepout. They are the perfect combo! On my swatch picture the liner is on the left and my lipstick on the right.

Jodie x

Friday, 21 November 2014

Invisibobble updated review after a few weeks use

So I have been wearing the invisibobble almost daily for the past few weeks and I feel that I can now give a in depth review of it.
The claims:
1. doesn't leave a kink
2. doesn't stretch
3. doesn't pull out hair
4. doesn't tug on hair
5. comfortable to wear to bed.

My conclusion is that I like the product and I will continue to wear it but it does not live up to all these claims.

1. This is the main reason for me buying the product as I wanted to secure my hair without kinking but unfortunately it did kink. But only abit, not as much as other bobbles. I tested the kink theory after washing/drying/straightening my hair for a day so it was poker straight and then put in my invisibobble to bed. When I took it out in the morning I was looking forward to just giving my hair a quick brush and expecting the same perfectly straight hair the same way as the day before but no there was a slight kink. No matter how prominent it still needed to be straightened out saving me no time. To be fair usually you can't straighten kinks our I find and you would either need to wear your hair up again that day or to wash it. But a quick straighten with my irons did the job.

2. I have found that wearing the same one for 2 weeks has stretched it, as an first it would only take 2 wraps to secure my hair, then 3 and now finally 4. You can also see that the product is visibly stretched. When I wake up in this product I do find that it has slipped abit down my hair and that it has lost some of its secure grip on my hair. I do however have long thick hair and I have been testing it in a low pony tail. So if you have thin hair then it might stay in place better if your hair isn't as heavy.

3. I have found that it has caught and pulled out a few hairs but not many at all! This is hard for me to accurately review as I am post pregnancy and my hair is falling out in huge clumps anyway, urgh. (all normal so I am told).

4. I can confirm that it does not pull tightly on my hair therefore being very comfortable to wear and not causing me any headaches. This is my favourite thing about this bobble as I am prone to headaches.

5. Even though it is plastic it is very comfortable to wear to bed as it is thin plastic and has lots of springy movement. It does not dig in your head at all. I gave worn it in my hair to bed since I got it and I will continue to do so. I never used to sleep with my hair up but as we are co-sleeping I need to keep my hair tucked away safely from my baby.

Overall great product for the price that I will continue tool use but it isn't a miracle worker against those pesky kinks.

On my picture from left to right: worn since the day of purchase and is the most stretched, the middle one has been worn for 3 days and the one on the far right has never been used.

Jodie x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

#FOTD with the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette

This is my current favourite palette. It is so luxurious and I think the colours are just stunning but very wearable.
To get this look I am wearing:
* garnier bb cream
* benefit hello flawless powder
* anastasia dipbrow pomade
* charlotte tilbury dolce vita eyeshadow palette
* benefit bad gal smudge eye liner
* eyeko liquid eyeliner
*benefit boi-ing concealer 
* bobbi brown pink coral blusher 
* benefit they're real mascara
* charlotte tilbury confession lipstick
* charlotte tilbury lucy in the sky with diamonds lip lustre.
Have you purchased any of the Charlotte Tilbury luxury eyeshadow palettes yet and if so which is your favourite? X

Friday, 7 November 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Charms now available!

This is something else on my Christmas list from the wonderful Charlotte Tilbury.
A small trio of her K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks they are tiny at 1g each but just look how cute they are! The regular fullsize lipsticks are 3.5g each. The set consists of her best selling colours which are:
* Bitch Perfect
* Penelope Pink
* So Marilyn
I haven't tried any of these so I am so excited about this set. It is currently £29 from Selfridges.

My top 5 perfumes of all time

Here are my top 5 perfumes of all time.

1. Gucci Rush - The original one not the Gucci Rush 2. This is my signature fragrance that I have worn ever since I was 18 and it is still 'me' to this day. It is also the scent that I wore on my wedding day.

2. Elizabeth Arden Untold - I discovered this in a Glossybox and I absolutely love it! It smells so delicious and luxe.

3. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir - Another that I discovered in a Glossybox. It is a scent that I would never have thought of trying due to the 'chavy' brand urgh. But thus does smell gorgeous. It is a perfect party scene something I would save for evening wear.

4. Paris Hilton - another original scent. She has brought out lots of scents but the original is my favourite and thankfully now you can pick it up pretty cheap. I bought a bunch of vials on eBay for cheap and I keep one in my handbag at all times. It is a very pretty feminine scent. 

5. Katy Perry Meow - as a reknown cat lady who could resist. This is another scent that can be picked up cheap that I love the smell of.

How I conceal my dark under eye circles

As a new mum I don't get as much sleep as I used to. The days of a lazy lie in are now a thing of the past.
In the first few weeks I was lucky to get 2 hours interrupted and I had serious dark under eye circles, like punched in the face dark.
Anyway here is what I use to conceal them like a pro.

First off I wash my face using a cleanser that requires water to wash off. Such as my Nivea foaming facial cleanser. Wash this off with luke warm water and even splash on abit of cold afterwards. This helps to de-puff under the eye.
Moisturise as normal (that's right I don't have time to use toner lol) I use Benefits It's potent eye cream and Garnier Moisture Match gel for dull skin. Let this soak in for about 15 mins. I then start to apply my makeup starting with concealer as I don't wear a foundation.

How I conceal:
My secret weapon is Bobbi Brown's under eye corrector. I got matched to shade extra light bisque. This is a peachy corrector cream that counteracts the under eye red/purpleness. It doesn't work 100% so don't expect miracles but once you put your concealer over it you can tell the difference. I also have the matching concealer/powder duo but I prefer to use the more heavy duty Benefit Boi-ing in the shade light. I then set with a powder straight away, I use Benefit Hello Flawless. And viola I look like a normal none sleep deprived person. If only I could now keep my eyes open lol.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Invisibobble first impressions

So since becoming a mum I more often than not wear my hair in a pony tail. This is due to my now 4 month old tugging on it and it generally getting in the way.
I've always hated how after going to the effort of straightening my hair and then quickly tying it up to do a small task that the bobble will leave a prominent kink in my hair. You can clearly see where the bobble has been and then my perfectly straight hair is now ruined.
So I've researched online and there are a couple of bobble brands that claim to eliminate this issue! Which are the Invisibobble and the Twistband. I decided to try the Invisibobble due to them being less than half the price.
The Invisibobble can be bought in a pack of 3 from Feel Unique for £3.75.
I bought the shade Apple Appeal which is a cute light green pastel shade.
My first thought it that they are smaller than I imaged but a perfect size to tie up my hair. Just 2 wraps for loose pony tail or 3 for a tight up sturdy pony tail. Both don't budge as I hate having a loose pony and throughout the day the bobble works it way further down and eventually falling out.
Another good point is as they don't pull on the hair they won't give you a headache.
I know that they aren't the most aesthetically pleasing due to their telephone cord like design but are soft enough to wear to bed and be comfortable.
I will post a update on the no kinking when I have had chance to review them for longer. But my first impressions are good.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Changing Bag Review

As a person who loves handbags (who doesnt) I knew that I needed something special as my baby changing bag. I get bored of bags very quickly but I knew that keep buying different baby bags wasn't a option as I would soon be poor lol. So very early on into my pregnancy I quickly decided on a Yummy Mummy due to their cute and quirky design. These bags come in lots of different seasonal designs and I knew that I liked the cute Bee and Stardust print. The only problem was that they are £79 eek and with it being our first baby we still had lots to buy.Buy Here
I kept an eye out on websites and eventually through Bounty on Facebook, Precious Little Ones had them on sale at £45 so when this offer came on I was there! If you keep a look out they do do these sales quite frequently in the Pink Lining bags but it's usually the less popular Mama Bebe bags but look around as they do come up. You can usually buy last seasons designs in the sale from stockists as well.
I knew that this bag was a investment as it will have to go through tonnes of daily wear and tear and it is built for that. It is made from wipe clean waterproof material and has very big sturdy handles.
It features pockets for everything which to a organisation freak like me it was heaven. A pocket for everything that's the dream lol. So my baby is now 4 months old and I feel like I have had a good amount of time to test this bag out and form a opinion. I even used it as my hospital bag.
Here are it's features:
* Designated nappy pockets
* Bottle pockets that apparently keeps it warm for a good amount of time. (I've not tested this as I breastfeed).
* Keys holder clip on a piece of elastic - perfect reach to the front door without needing to unclip.
* Pen pocket. 
* Detachable mirror 
* Lots of internal pockets for your stuff including a zip pocket and front flap pocket for easy access to things such as your phone or bus ticket. No fussing about. 
* My favourite thing is that it comes with a good quality cushioned nappy changing mat! (with cute cupcakes on) As even when you go to places with their own changer I dont want my baby possibly lying in someone else's filth so I put my mat down. It is wipe clean and can be used anywhere such as the floor for a quick and comfortable change.
* It comes with its own zip plastic bag. This is useful for if my baby has been sick on her top and it's minging. I can change her and put the dirty top zipped away in here away from the rest of my bag.
Overall this bag is a winner! 5/5 from me.
Its very practical and aesthetically pleasing.
I also find that they keep their value well if I ever wanted to sell it on. I would have paid the full £79 as I do think that it is worth it but if it's on sale then it's a bonus. I find that I get lots of compliments when I'm out and about with it to.
Jodie x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Review: Charlotte Tilbury The Supermodel Look

So after lots of anticipation I had to get it. This palette apparently gives you the ultimate sexy smokey eye using these 4 shades.

Like everything else of Charlotte's the packaging is very luxurious and stunning. It oozes retro glamour!

These are special edition pieces which are
*The Supermodel palette
*Confession Lipstick (oops forgot to photograph)
*Lucy in the sky with diamonds lip lustre

After the initial excitement has worn off I am very happy with these products but not everything is positive.
The lipstick has lots of gold glitter in it which I knew about but because of this it isn't a colour that I will wear everyday. It does look gorgeous paired with the lip lustre though.
The colour payoff in the palette isn't as good as the Dolce Vita dry. You can use these shadows wet to give a more pigmented look but with the Dolce Vita you get that intensity straight away. I also find that there is some colour fallout with these shadows and I am a tiny bit disappointed with the quality.

Overall as a Christmas present this is a very special gift and worth the money.
Are you going to be purchasing any of these pieces?
Jodie x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

October favourites

So here is what I've been reaching for the most this past month.

* Anastasia dipbrow pomade in dark brown. I don't think that need any other eyebrow product ever.
* Garnier BB cream, I bought loads of sachets of eBay cheap to trial it and I love it! The colour is nice and it just feels like a moisturiser on the skin.
* Eyeko liquid eyeliner pen
* Charlotte Tilbury dolce vita palette
* Nars matte lip pencil in dolce vita
* Rimmel colour rush balm in on fire. This is the easiest red lip ever and very low maintenance and comfortable to wear!

What have you been wearing the most recently?
I'm so bored of seeing posts about berry lip colours now that it's autumn. I won't be buying one but I will be wearing a bold red lip more and not just saving it for special occasions.

Jodie x