Haul: Boots & Superdrug

I’ve been shopping!! Wahoo!! Well should really be naughty Amy! I just can’t help myself :-/ but surely I can be let off as it’s all from Boots and Superdrug so I saved money on 3 for 2 offers and most importantly I gained lots and lots of points. Some may even call me coupon Amy πŸ˜‰

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Firstly I went into Boots, I always start with boots because here I can gain the most points and use the offers that get sent through your door to get an even better deal, you know like the vouchers such as ‘get 400 points when you spend Β£30’ or ‘get 200 points when you purchase any Trevor sortie product’. Another thing I do is use the boots card machine where you can print extra vouchers off.

Anyway, from Models Own I bought a luminous orange nail varnish in the Hedkandi collection called beach party in HK01. Also their artistic nail beads in neon pink fizz BD002. These are like the nail caviar, I thought they would be cool to use on an accent nail next to the luminous orange.

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Next I headed over to Maybelline because I really wanted to try the colorsensational lipsticks. They had a 3 for 2 offer and me being me couldn’t just try one, I had to buy 3 different colours :-/ so I got 906 hot plum, 902 fuchsia flash and 910 shocking coral. My favourite is definitely shocking coral as I don’t tend to wear bright lipsticks, I normally stick to neutrals or reds but I fancy a change so hopefully they are good.

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As you have seen if there’s a 3 for 2 on I don’t settle for 1 or mix the offer up between different brands so yes… I bought 3 sets of eyelashes. I got 100, 110 and 107 these are the lashes I always wear, I use 100 for more natural looks or a smokey eye. I only use 110 ever so often when they go with an evening look. Then 107 is more winged out so look lovely with a 1950’s winged eyeliner look. These are the easiest lashes I’ve ever used to apply, they are flexible and have a thin strip so I would really recommend trying these.

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Heres the boring part, everybody always needs to keep a packet of face wipes and the Nivea ones were going cheap so thought i would give them a go. I have already used one before writing this post and I’m not sure I like them, I didn’t really enjoy it as it was so wet, yes It took my makeup off but when going over my eyes I could feel the moisture stuck in my lashes and was scared to open my eyes. However I can’t judge to soon I will use them more and see whether I will buy them again or go back to my trusted boots own ones.

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Finally from Boots, I am on a mission to find a good drugstore foundation which I can use everyday without have to cry over using a foundation I have bought for Β£30 on every time I need to use a little extra on a bad skin day lol. A friend suggested Maybelline Dream Satin liquid foundation so I got the colour ivory and I will have to see how the colour matches and whether it does give an air-brush finish.

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Β I ventured red around the corner to Superdrug, whenever I’m in Canterbury I always need to check out Sleek. I have a couple of Sleek products now and I love the contour kit, blushers and eyeshadows. So when I had a butchers the other day I was clearly on a bright colour splurge after visiting Boots as I then went on to buy the ultra mattes brights palette. I love the Sleek packaging, you know the snap you get when you close the lid? That’s when you know whether the packaging is good or not. These shadows have a lot to live up to as the other palettes have set a high standard πŸ™‚

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Although I only went in for Sleek, this caught my eye, I remembered someone on YouTube talking about them being great. I had recently watched a Cara Delevingne tutorial by Lisa Eldridge and she had used a colour similar to this so it had to be done. The pigment looks amazing from the swatch below so I am extremely excited to get cracking.

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Β I’ve had fun shopping now I get to have fun trying all these products out πŸ™‚

Toodles

Amy

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Happy 40th Kate Moss!

I don’t know about you guys but this lovely lady definitely deserves a mahousive HAPPYYYY BIRRTHDAYYY from all of us. Kate Moss turned 40 last week (16th January) and isn’t she gorgeous? This women is not only extremely stunning but also an inspiration, through everything Kate has managed to keep her career moving for an amazing span of years. Therefore I now name her a ‘superdupermodel’. Kate decided to celebrate her birthday with a four day bender including a festival in her garden (as you do). Florence and the Machine, Mark Ronson, amongst others all took the stage to perform for her and her guests. Even Noel Gallagher serenaded her, now that’s something I would love to see.

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Kate Moss with her beautiful daughter Lila Grace by photographer Mario Testino

To celebrate turning the big 4-0, this beautiful and sexy mother of one still has got it as she flaunts her ‘thang’ for Playboys 60th anniversary. Hubba Hubba πŸ˜›

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I just felt this needed to be done and also me and my friends have all been joking about turning 30 recently as everyone is getting another year closer. Don’t get me wrong I am only 22 but still… So life doesn’t stop at 30, apparently it just keeps getting better (phewww)

Happy birthday Kate Moss

Toodles πŸ™‚

It’ssss….. Christmasssss!!

The words of Slade… Itsss Christmasss!! And I have invited my lovely friendys over for our own Christmas dinner! Now… They found this hilarious as I am possibly the worst cook! (I have burnt things in the microwave :-/ ha) but you can’t kill me for trying… So, Christmas dinners are normally about roast turkey, roast potatoes, veg, the horrid Brussels! But oh no… My Christmas dinner is… Drum rolls please… FAJITAS AND NACHOS!! Now who doesn’t like a good ol’ Mexican? Of course a chocolate gateau goes down perfectly after πŸ˜€ I pulled out all the stops and have decided to share with you our evening…

Fairy lights and candles to set the mood ;-P

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Sour cream mountain!! Chloe just couldn’t help herself, silly sausage πŸ™‚
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We all love a Christmas cracker hat!

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Chloe seems to have been replaced by a Christmas tree :-/

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We then went on to carry on the night with a few drinks and bubbles, then we all got a little competitive playing Articulate (some more then others :-/) so photos was the last thing on our minds. Overall a lovely night with great company that ended up like something out of Ab Fab in fur coats, glass of Prosecco in one hand, a wonky Christmas cracker hat and a little plastic hair clip and fake lips ha!

I hope everyone is having a very festive Christmas time like I am with my lovelies

Absolutely fabulous darling

Toodles

Amy

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MAC AW13 masterclass (& shopping oops)

So AW13 is upon us and I went on a jolly journey to London Chelsea to visit the mac store on kings street (Unfortunately not seeing any of the made in Chelsea cast). The only reason I was able to do this was through an opportunity with DFMA. We was shown the look below from London fashion week, then used the rest of the time to network and go SHOPPING!!

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So… I went shopping (naughty) but… I personally don’t call it shopping, it’s purchasing essentials that will further your career and got a hefty discount (Ehh). Mainly in my head at the time was what do I need to add to my bridal makeup kit? My first thought was a good sheer foundation which is also buildable and of course MAC face & body is always a good option for a natural look. I got the lightest in N1 and a darker in N9, then I am prepared for porcelain to dark skin and can mix them together with my already existing foundation to get correct colours for different skin tones.

Tip- One of the lovely helpful ladies did suggest to pair up with another friend, then you can purchase a couple colours each and split them into empty bottles to get more colours as the 120ml bottles last for yonks.

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As I chose a light foundation, I picked up a MAC Pro Longwear concealerΒ in NC25 as I already have a derma blend palette for darker skin tones. Pro Longwear is a lot higher coverage for any ‘troubled’ areas my clients may have.

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MAC fix+ is spoken about a lot on YouTube that I have seen and always looked so, of course the minerals in it are good for your skin as well! but it’s so refreshing And there is nothing worse then when you have blow dried hair and the feel for the client when you put makeup on stuffy skin.

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MAC blush in harmony I have been told by Lyndsey Harrison is perfect for contouring on a bride for a natural look as it’s completely matte and is an orange tangoed bronzer πŸ™‚ Anyway it was actually used in the tutorial today so that was it, SOLD!Β (How annoying is it that the packaging is upside down in the photo above!)

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Β MAC pigment in Vanilla is a gorgeous highlighter, I used when I was at DFMA, so that was a must πŸ˜›

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I have so many different colour eyeshadows but in my MAC palettes I have neutrals, greens, purples, so thought I would go for more red/pink colours, then I can be a little more romantical for people. I had to go for a more neutral ‘all that glitters’, then the middle shade is called ‘paradisco’Β and then the darkest which will be a lovely crease colour is ‘coppering’.Β 

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Lipsticks are the one thing I can’t get really carried away with, which is strange considering I tend to wear a neutral lip, does not stop me buying every colour in the rainbow! So I went with the classics, MAC matte lipstick in Russian red was used in the tutorial so of course twisted my arm, MAC matte lipstick in lady danger just jumped out at me it’s a brighter red but more orangey so will look lovely with ladies with blue eyes. Then there is the neutrals, I got MAC cremesheen lipstick in pure zen and MAC glaze lipstick in hue, these will look lovely on the natural brides I was thinking.

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Toodles

Amy

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