Sunday, 30 December 2012

What's HOT for 2013: Beauty Trends

OUT with the OLD, in with the WHAT? Your new face has arrived!

From lippie to lashes, here are my top five beauty picks for 2013-

1. Bubble Gum Pout
2. A, B, CC Cream?
3. Extreme Lash Attack
4. Dead Digits
5. Poker Straight Locks

Go Bubbalicious with your lip colour this spring! Gone are the berry vamp hues of Winter '12, bring on the popping pinks. I recommend heading over to a MAC counter to ensure an artist help you pick the correct tone for your skin colour and remember to balance out the rest of your make up- let your pout make a statement. I love the look of Topshop's Lip Stick in Powder Room £7.00.

Colour Correction creams are a bit of old hat and frankly a step I chose to axe a long time ago. BUT now you can combine colour correction, hydration, sun protection AND a coverage in one fail swoop??? I'm sold! There a lots of offerings launching this coming spring from high street to high end, I am going to put the L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream £9.99 to the test first.

I love lashes. The longer, thicker, curler the better-  so I am super stoked that BIG lashes are coming back- although for me they never left. Ahead of the times or stuck in a rut? You decide. I don't wear falsies day to day, but if you want to give them a whirl I highly recommend the Lancome Hypnose Drama in Black on sale now at £14.07, this comes with a free mini make up remover and Noir Kohl pencil. If you are going to dabble in falsies, go for a clear wand, spikey style like MAC Cosmetics number sevens.

Gone is the nail art craze of 2012. I am pleased, bedazzling 10 fingers on a bi-weekly basis was getting tedious. The mannequin hands are officially making a comeback, remember Revlon Grey Suede? Dig it out and apply to almond shaped nails for an ultra high fash finger. I shall be applying three coats of OPI Samoan Sand £11, but go ahead and match your varnish to your skin tone.

Poker straight locks are back with a bang. Wave good bye to your teasing comb and curling iron, super sleek hair with mirror like shine is HOT for Spring 2013. I personally cannot find a better tool than my classic GHD IV Styler which you can find online for £79.00. I like to keep my roots full and my ends glossy by using Batiste Big and Bouncy XXL Volume dry shampoo £2.00 and Morrocan Oil hair oil £9.00 for 25ml.

What Beauty Trends will you rock in 2013? Let me know in the comments below.

Liz x

*please note that the only image that is my own is the one above, all sources for other images can be provided on request *

Friday, 28 December 2012

Outfit of the Day- Burgundy on Boxing Day!

Merry Christmas Readers!!!!

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  I spent all my time cooking, eating and catching up with close fam and friends! How was yours? What are your plans for NY???

I hope you enjoy my Boxing Day OOTD- these feature my current favourite jeans!!! They are the Topshop Leigh Jeans in the shade Wine, they are super soft and sit a tad bit higher than my regular skinnies making them extremely comfortable. They fit true to size (i take a 28/36... although after chrimbo a 30/36 may be better!) and are a steal at £38.00- link to buy below!!!

See you in my next one!x

Hair Basics: The Messy Geek Top Knot!

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I hope you enjoyed this super easy, quick up do!

What am I wearing?
Geek Glasses- Topman
Blue Hoody- American Apparel

Products Used?
Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
Fudge Skyscraper Hairspray
Hedgehog Brush
Scrunci Hair Band
Kirby Grips/ Bobby Pins- from Boots (UK Drugstore)

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

These Past Seven Days (14)

This week has been a goodun'. I have got back into my training stride at the gym, lost the Canadian flubber that I gained whilst gorging on Nanaimo bars and Butter tarts AND had my work/ friends Xmas meal :)

For the work Xmas Meal I arranged for the office staff to dine at Jamies Italian. For £30 squid you got 3 courses, prosecco and a mince pie! What's not to like! Meat good, veg good, chocolate tart good... I sound like Joey from Friends when he tucked into Rachel's meat trifle ;)

Anywayyyyy then Mattie and I speeded off into Richmond to join a LOT of friends for after dinner drinks and MAJOR catch ups... I talked and laughed so much that we all promised to not let it be tooo long before another outing!

I also made some Christmas decs! The tree was looking a bit bare since myself and Matt ate all of the Lindt choc tree decs, SO I purchased a couple of Oranges and made the easiest thing possible. Slice the oranges about 1cm thick, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and place dirrectly on the rack. Bake in the oven for a good couple hours on a super low temp (80-100C) until they've dried out. Poke some dec wire through and hang! The scent of pine and cinnamon orange is so nice to come home to, you need to do it!

And after all that, I am exhausted- done my house chores, worked out, written the chrimbo cards ready for posting next week and now I chill before a big Sunday roast round the Mothers.

Hope you all had a great week, check out my pics and see you in the next one.

Tree Love

My mug.. Wearing current fave lippie MAC Taupe

Sexy Jamie's 30min meal- Jafrezi Rump Steak and Veg :)

New YouTube Vids... did you see it?

MAC repurchases... Strobe cream and Patina E/S

NOTD- Its HAUTE chocolate... Get it??

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Outfit of the Day! Ox Blood, Fur and Western Boots!

Winter Workwear OOTD :)

Maybelline Dream Cream Foundation in Sun Beige
Collection 2000 concealer
Make Up Forever HD Powder
MAC Harmony Blush
MAC X Rocks Blush
Maybelline Brown Gel Liner
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Gosh Eyebrow pen in Wheat
Fresh Honey Lip Balm

Swarovski Studs
Engagement Ring
Rose Gold Watch New Look
Topshop Owl Pendant
Rose Gold H and M Bangle

Topshop Cream Top
Topshop Oxblood Tube Pencil Skirt
Topshop Cream Fur Coat
Topshop Tan Western Boots

Tom Ford Violet Blonde Perfume

Michael Kors Hamilton Tote Bag in Black Leather with Gold Hardware

November Beauty Faves 2012

This is a video I made showing my favorite beauty products for the month of November 2012, doesn't get much deeper than that.

Click play to enjoy.

Liz xxx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

These Past Seven Days (13)

Had a jam packed week! Work, Gym, YouTube and Fun! How cold has it gotten???? I hate the winter- pale skin, darkness and over indulging... BUT the festive season does mean presents and leiberkuchen! Got I love that stuff... May have consumed an entire bag whilst hoisting up the Xmas tree yesterday... Maybe ;-)

Here's my week in pictures...

My first ever YouTube giveaway! Thanks for entering if you have already xxx

OOTD! love me some burgundy at the mo. 

Mumma Fish and I in our Santa Suits! We completed a 5K fun run for the Alexandra Trust charity.

My super tasty paleo breakfast! Eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, banana and almond butter!

I joined the Topshop Geek Army!!! Have you?

My current fave varnish- OPI Skyfall collection, The World is not Enough!

Brrrrr its getting cold out! I'm wrapping up in my snuggly Topshop fur coat

Hope you all had a great week, see you in the next one.

Liz x