Thursday 24 January 2013

New Home | Beauty Storage

So I have fiiiiinally moved in to my new place, and I love it.

I've got so much storage in my bedroom, perfect for beauty products!

Warning. Photo heavy post.

Oh and I had my hair blow dryed on Monday. I wish it was naturally wavy.


Sunday 20 January 2013

Burberry Lip Velvet | Long Wear Lipstick | Colour Swatches

I adore everything about the lip velvet range of lipsticks, right down to the packaging. As you open up the cardboard boxes covering the lipstick you reveal the elegant Burberry lipstick holder, understated but extremely luxe. The mechanism itself to securely close the lipstick is a strong magnet, which when you have a few of your lipsticks next to each other they all line up in a pretty pattern (see images).

Of course it is what’s on the inside that counts, this matte texture is far less harsh than other lipsticks I’ve tried that promise the same thing but don’t deliver. I was given the velvety matte finish, without the dry lips! With just one quick sweep of lipstick across my lips I had full coverage, the pigment is really strong and durable (I had my lipstick on for 6 hours and it was still there when I went to wash my make-up off).

I'd rate lip velvet 10/10, a product I love as it has made an unobtainable trend (matte lips) accessible to people like me who suffer with dry lips!

Burberry Lipstick Boxes

Burberry Lip Velvet lipsticks

Burberry Lip Velvet 3

Burberry Lip Velvet swatches


Friday 11 January 2013

Charity Shop Finds | Vinyls

As much as I love charity shops, I know I should avoid going in them. Even if I don't find anything that I want, I feel obliged to buy things... good old Catholic guilt!

This time I ended up buying Vinyl... pretty awesome vinyl might I add.

But still, I didn't need it and shouldn't have bought it as I am meant to be saving.

wet wet wet vinyl
george michael
george michael faith vinyl

I also bought a Percy Pig Piggy Bank on the way home, spent £12 on a piggy bank so that I could save money, yes I see now how moronic that was. But isn't it cute!!! Oink Oink.

percy pig piggy bank


Sunday 6 January 2013

Hair Splurge | Philip Kingsley Elasticizer | 1000ml

Well, if it's good enough for Audrey Hepburn...

philip kingsley elasticizer

Featured in Harpers Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 2012 and InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2012. Elasticizer is suitable for all hair types and was originally created by Philip Kingsley for Audrey Hepburn, who wanted a super-moisturising treatment that would repair her hair and keep it in great condition after the frequent colouring and styling done to her hair on movie sets. 


I bought this in the Sale last year, and it ran out about a week ago. So I've treated myself to another bottle. Sounds like a lot of money, but seeing as it lasts a full 12 months I don't think it is too bad as a cost per use!

Have you ever used Elasticizer before?

I'm quite tempted to buy the Philip Kingsley Paddle Brush too... I couldn't find it in Harrods, but I've seen on the QVC site that it gets 4.7 stars out of 5. Think that one is going on my birthday wishlist.

Philip Kingsley Paddle Brush


Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year | 2013 | My Night In Pictures

Tom Ford Nails, Topshop Lipstick, Whistles Dress.

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