Tuesday, 30 October 2012

I heart Autumn

SO, I love watching various tags on YouTube, and the one that has been going around lately is the I heart Fall/ Autumn tag. I really want to do it, so instead of video form I thought I'd do it in the form of a blog post!
I've not actually been tagged, but hey...

1. Favourite Fall lip product?

I love dark colours for Autumn - I also love to state the obvious. Had you noticed? My favourite dark lipstick is probably Hang-Up by MAC. Shoddy photo time!

Hang-up (creamsheen) by MAC.

2. Favourite Fall Nail Polish?
Because I work with food I'm not allowed to wear nail polish at work, so I hardly get the chance to wear it. Which is sad. I would probably go for a classic black or burgundy though. My favourite black is by Barry M. Which reminds me, I used to use my mums one, so I'll need to get my own!

3. Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink?
 I don't really drink Starbucks, if I'm going for coffee or hot chocolate (which is very rarely) I prefer Costa. I would like to try out this Pumpkin Spiced Latte everyone is going on about though.

4. Favorite Fall Candle?

Well, I very rarely buy scented candles, so I'll have to pass on this question. I hate cinnamon or spice flavoured/scented things. Cloves, EW. Those seem to be the usual candle scents for this time of year.

5. Favourite Fall Scarf or accessory?
 I need to get myself a snood or a circle scarf. Might get my mum to make me one! I love them though. Fingerless gloves too, those ones with the little mitten flap things.

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
None really, only ever been on the haunted house ride things in the fairground. They're not all that scary, but I reckon the other two would be horrible!

7. Favourite Halloween movie?
Hmm, Hocus Pocus probably, predictable answer, I know. It's one of my favourite films ever though, not just at Halloween. I even went to Salem and Marblehead last year and saw some of the filming locations. Dream come true! I also love Beetlejuice and The Shining. 
8. Favourite candy to eat on Halloween?
 My mum had these hard candy things with little pumpkins on the wrapper a couple of years ago. They were orange and had orange sherbet in them. Other than that I don't know, Scream Eggs? 

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!

 I hinted in my last post what I will be dressing up as. So you can guess from that, and there's another hint in this post too! I don't want to give it away just yet...

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?

Well, I just love the feel of it, it's very hard to describe. It's cooler and I can start layering and wearing black without people thinking I'm odd. I wear black all the time regardless. I love the smell in the air, I think it's the cold air and crunchy leaves or something. That's another thing, crunchy leaves, it's so satisfying to stand on a nice, big, crunchy leaf. Also, Halloween, my birthday, and the day after that Guy Fawkes night. FIREWORKS!!!

I tag everyone!
That's pretty much it. Keep an eye out for a Halloween post tomorrow. I hope my costume is successful! Have fun :) 

I'll leave you with a painting from one of my favourite artists, Gil Elvgren. It's very appropriate. 

Gil Elvgren

For more Halloween/random photos go to my personal Tumblr page.


OOTD | Spikes and Stripes.

This outfit is from a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't get around to posting it. You can probably tell it's from sunnier times as the shoes and top aren't exactly weather appropriate at the moment. Too much rain!

Here I'm wearing my beloved UNIF Hellraiser flats, my Motel striped Jordan Jeans and my RHCP shirt which I hacked at myself.

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Just wanted to post a couple of photographs that I've taken recently. Trying to get back into it, been stuck in a rut for the past year.

Elf Haul

Last week I received an e-mail saying that elf were having a Spooktacular Halloween sale (which, unfortunately, is over now). It's always exciting when they have a sale because they are so affordable in the first place that it just makes it even more of a bargain. 
I've bought a few elf products in the past, such as their matte lip colour, eyebrow kit, concealer and highlighter, and a lipstick. I was pleasantly surprised by everything, except from the eyebrow kit which didn't really work for me. Anyway, on to this haul. The list of everything I bought is at the end (I took a screen shot when I was checking out), it includes the name of the products, the discounted prices and the shades where applicable. 


Friday, 26 October 2012

Keeping up.

I really need to keep up with this blog! I actually thought I was doing alright with it this year, then I noticed I've only posted twice last month and the same for this month, shocking!

This post is just a little catch up, what I've been up to etc.
Here goes!

I normally go to the cinema a lot as I have an Unlimited card for Cineworld. For £14.99 per month, you can watch as many films as you like, such a bargain as it's at least 6-7quid for one film! I've been going less recently because of work etc. Three films I have been to see are Taken 2, Looper and Paranormal Activity 4.
First off Taken 2 is along the same lines as the first one, but without quite as much impact. You kind of know what to expect, still a great watch though if you're into fast paced action. Liam Neeson is still as bad-ass.
Looper is really original and interesting. You get into the story right away, but without feeling like you're being overloaded with information. One thing that takes some getting used to is Joseph Gordon-Levitts face...now that sounds mean, and we all know he is very handsome. It's because he they have given him a Bruce Willis nose (as he is playing a young version of him, which is very strange!) and he is talking like him too. Even his mannerisms, it's brilliant! One of my favourite actors playing another of my favourite actors, and so well. Overall, totally worth a watch. Emily Blunt is pretty great in it too. Don't want to give to much away, but I would watch it again.
Paranormal Activity 4? Meh. They really need to give it up, or at least start being more creative and actually explain something about the coven. It's just getting even more predictable. Don't get me wrong, I was still a bit jumpy and reluctant to actually go and see it, but it could have been much scarier.
Those are just my opinions though, so it obviously depends on what you like! Captain Obvious.

Also a couple of weekends ago we had our flat-warming party. It was great, really fun to catch up with people and show them our flat! This is the first time Kyle and I have lived away from our parents so it's all very new and exciting.
We took some photos too of course...

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Revlon Really Red Matte Lipstick


For the past couple of years I've been in love with red lipstick, and recently I've been trying to spend a little more on them. Trying to look at them as an investment as red lips are a classic look. As I've mentioned in past posts I don't spend that much on beauty products, mainly because I spend a lot of money on clothes and food! So it's about time I start looking for some (slightly) more expensive products.

I'm not saying that cheaper brands aren't good, I have had some pleasant surprises with MUA and elf lipsticks. Namely, Posh by elf and one of MUAs deeper reds (which has no name...). I also like some of Bodycares' own range, Poison is a fantastic deep berry colour, I'm sure they have a bright red as well. I will do a lipstick collection post in the future I'm sure.

So, on to the main point of this post. I ordered a Revlon matte lipstick last week from ebay. I was initially looking at the Smashbox Be Legendary range - Infrared Matte in particular after seeing it in the October Issue of Look magazine. But it costs £15.50. So I started looking for other matte lipsticks and I came across the Revlon one, so I went to ebay and managed to find it for £5 so I jumped on it. The lipstick arrived just in time for our flat-warming, so I wore it that night. I was eating and drinking all night, and it lasted! I would say I got around 6 hours wear out of it before it faded in the centre of my lips.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Avon mini-haul.

Here's another wee review for you. A couple of weeks ago I put in an order for some products from the Avon catalogue. I ordered a couple of lipsticks and a primer. One of the lipsticks was unfortunately unavailable, so I've only got the one at the moment. The one I do have is called Apricot Mystery, and it's an Ultra Colour Rich Limited Edition lipstick - £2.50, reduced from £7. I'm not usually one for coral or pink anything, but I think this is a really pretty colour. 

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