Sunday, 19 February 2012

Week in photos #2...

I know everyone is doing these, but i love reading them & they're the easiest thing ever to compose as I take pictures of everything anyway. Bit of a mix of things this week, as its been half term and I've basically just been working and sleeping.

1 - The snow came & it came hard... miserable 2 days!
2 - River Island Necklace, £7. Best bargain i've had in ages, literally goes with everything i own.
3 - I wish i was a cat so i could sleep all day & party all night.
4 - My "celebrity inspired stud bottom bag" aka the Rocco copy... love it.
5 - Delicious new laptop
6 - Sleek Contour Kit, finally found a colour that doesn't exaggerate the fact that i'm from Essex
7 - Westfields @ Stratford. I don't think i like it that much... but i keep going.
8 - My new 'spending' book, trying to keep track of everything.
9 - I'm having a love affair with Lush. My bath is a different colour every night of the week.


Saturday, 18 February 2012

If i had all the money in the world / Some spare cash...

Blogging is bad for me. Every week I discover something expensive that I convince myself i need... except i don't have the funds to buy any of these lovely things, because i'm just a bloody student. But I am determined to get a couple of these over the next few weeks (fingers crossed)!

001 - American Apparel Disco Pants (£70)
I have seen a million bloggers sporting these and I have convinced myself that my wardrobe will never be complete without them. The only thing is i'm 5'9, so worried that they won't be long enough, as the website says they're only 30" & i'm usually a 32-4". Oh and the price... that's lame too. However, next time I see them in store I'll be trying them on and praying for a discount to come around.

002 - Ted Baker RONNEE Purse (£69)
I know that nearly seventy quid is a stupid amount to spend on a purse, but mine is falling to pieces (literally) and i feel like a purse is something to invest in, as it can potentially last for years. I'd never save enough for a Mulberry or a MuiMui, so this is my best option. Plus the colour is so bloody cute it's ridiculous.

003 - NARS Laguna Bronzer (£24)
I don't really ever wear bronzer, so why I feel the urgent need to buy this is beyond me (I am ridiculous, I know). I think it's probably the packaging, love it. I would probably be better off buying a blusher, exept i'm banned from buying them as i have so many. Safe to say I'm 98% sure this won't be entering my collection anytime soon.

004 - American Aparell Fisherman Jumper (£66)
Thepersianbabe on youtube has been raving about these jumpers and they look like exactly what i've been after all winter. I really really want one, but not sure i can justify spending so much on one jumper. Most of you probably don't think it's that much, but I've never spend over £40 on what is essentially a slobby jumper. But out of all the above, this is one i may have to 'invest' in!

TOTAL - £229 (I still have a holiday to pay off, so this is NEVER going to happen!)


PS - I love seeing wishlist posts, so if you've done one recently leave me a link! :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

High End Newbies - Worth the Hype?

I've never been the type of person who is bothered by brands such as MAC, Sigma or YSL, but being a blogger there is blog after blog that constantly post about them... so i felt like i should see if they were worth the hype and buy a few things (any excuse ay?!)

- Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush
- YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #1 (nude beige)
- MAC eyeshadow in 'Shroom'
- MAC Sheertone Blush in 'Pinch O' Peach'

Price: £13.99
Worth the Hype / Price? Yes
I love this brush! I was struggling to find a brush that would blend my thick double wear foundation, but this does the trick. It's so soft, creates a lovely finish and is easy to use. If you wear a medium-high coverage foundation i would definitely recommend this. It also works well for cream blushes :)

Price: £22
Worth the Hype / Price? Not really
I fell in love with the packaging more than anything else. The formula is quite thin and if you have any cracks or crevices on your lips this bugger will get them. I love the colour, but cannot wear this lipstick without applying a balm or gloss over the top. Weirdly, I am glad i have this in my collection, but will not be rushing out to by another. I would much rather spend £13.50 on a MAC lipstick if i wanted a new high end.

Price: £11
Worth the Price / Hype? Yes
I have used this eye shadow every single day since i bought it 3 weeks ago. It's a shimmery white colour, which i usually just pair with black eye-liner. I love using it when i have dark and smokey eyes too. Great base that has a little bit of a sparkle. I will definitely be re-purchasing it when it runs out!

Price: £17 (RRP)
Worth the Hype / Price? Yes
Again, I have worn this product every single day since buying it. As it is a sheertone it creates a lovely flush of colour without being too obvious, meaning it is perfect for sixth form and work. The colour lasts for ages even when I barely have any on and really suits my pale skin. It is not peachy like the name suggests, but instead a beautiful mid-light pink... lovelovelove.

AND I found out yesterday that this product is currently selling on Fragrance Direct for a tenner, so i would really recommend you try this or another one out!

Have you tried out any high end products recently that are now staples? Or that didn't hit the mark? Leave your links!
Jen xxx