Saturday, 29 October 2011

Facets of Fuchsia

As much as I love love love this nail varnish in all it's sparkly glory, it is IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE

Not even the tin foil method will remove it!

I think this one will have to stick to accent nails ONLY and special occasions from now on, 2 hours later and it is still not fully removed, grr

Are there any nail varnishes you really love but just can't wear??

love Sophie xx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Chanel Chance Dupe

Hey everyone!

I don't know if you'd heard but the Zara Collection perfume was supposed to be a dupe for Chanel Chance, so off to Zara I went!

I went to Boots first and put Chance on one wrist and Zara on the other to see how they compared and at first sniff they were pretty much identical, and throughout the day they seemed to wear off to exactly the same smell

The bottle itself is 100ml, it is an EDT and it costs £9.99 which is an absolute bargain compared to the £72 it costs for 100ml of the real Chanel Chance EDT!

What's your favourite perfume? Do you know of any dupes?

Love Sophie xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Emergency Contour

Hello everyone!

When I was packing up all my things ready to move out make up was top priority, however I accidentally forgot my MAC Harmony blusher, which is my absolute fave for contouring

After realising how PALE I am after a few photos recently posted on facebook, I realised I had to get a cheap substitute to get me through. Whilst in Boots the other day I spotted this and for only £1.99 it wouldn't be the end of the world if it turned me into an oompa loompa

This really is the perfect way to add a little colour to pale skin and it works really well as a contour. When swatched it does have a little bit of glitter in it but this is barely noticable on the face.

So it's a definite thumbs up from me, for £1.99 you get 10g of product that really doesn't have any orangey undertones

Have you tried Natural Collection products before? What's your contour/bronzer of choice?

Love Sophie xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Awful OOTD/My Body

Hello everyonee!

First of all I'd like to apologise for this truly awful attempt at an OOTD post, but I'd thought I'd give you an insight into what I actually wear, considering pretty much every post on here is about hair and beauty :)

Both my dress and blouse are from Primark (woo) and I just left the blouse open and knotted it at the waist

I don't really have a 'style'. I'm about 5ft8/9 but with a size 12 (sometimes even 14 eek) figure to boot so I can't really do the cutesy petite thing or the tall and skinny thing. I wish I could call my style sophisticated (what with being called Sophie and all..hahaha awkward joke) but I'm more than happy to wear a pair of jeans and a baggy jumper.

I used to have a tshirt from Zara that said 'It's not the content, it's the style, and I'm content with my style' although I never really have been content with my style! Growing up I never really knew how to dress for my figure, at all. Sometimes I think I still don't but at least I know that I will never be one of those girls that can pull off a bodycon skirt (I do NOT have the thighs!) 

When I was younger I was a right chubster and whilst I lost a lot of the 'puppy fat' in Year 9 (so when I was about 14) I still am a 'curvy' girl. That word will forever make me cringe but it's who I am and it seems that no matter how much I work out or live off carrot sticks I will always be this way so I guess I've learnt to live with  it. Maybe.

My favourite shops are Primark, H&M and Topshop, although I find Topshop stupidly overpriced and even now it seems that sometimes H&M is cheaper than Primark (lol what?) 

What's your 'style'? Do you even have one? Let me know!

Love Sophie xxx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Yellow Diamonds In The Light

Hello everyoneee

So this is the end of my first week of lectures at university, and I'm actually really enjoying it! Last night was our Freshers' ball which was great, only I woke up with bruises and cuts EVERYWHERE. And I've now got a severe case of fresher's flu!

Wore my hair down for the first time in AGES today, its finally that kind of weather where you can go out with your hair down and not end up a sweaty mess! As you can see in the background I had my jeans out to dry, after hand washing them turned out I hadn't dissolved the washing powder properly and they were covered in white marks. Someone tell me how to use a washing machine??

I've also really been loving this new series called New Girl, I've been watching it online and it has Zooey Deschanel in it (who is my faveee!) 

Hope you're all well, let me know what you've been up to!
Sophie xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Max Factor 2000 Calorie

is my favourite mascara, ever!

I know, I know it looks proper dated but I love the brush, I love the formula and I love the effect it has on my eyelashes!

I do already have fairly long eyelashes however they are really lacking in volume. Somehow this mascara manages to double the amount of eyelashes I have and its also ultra black, which I love!

I also really like the fact that it can hold a curl!! If you look back at previous mascara posts that I've done you'll see my eyelashes used to kind of droop to the side, not with this baby!

I think it retails for about £8? But you can always pick it up from ebay for much less

What mascara are you loving?
love Sophie xx