Thursday, 26 January 2012


I discovered Santogold when she was supporting M.I.A back in 2008. A strong female vocal always wins for me and right now I am eagerly awaiting the new M.I.A stuff that's out next week. Her's a little bit of Santogold to brighten up your evening. Enjoy.

Lights out

Scorpio Woman

I've been looking for a simple/elegant necklace that can be used when layering or just on it's own. This one from Dogeared is simple and states all that I need when looking to represent myself.

The Scorpio woman!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


I always get super excited at this time of the year for spring and summer. The weather in London at this time of the year is cold, wet, grey and gloomy and quite frankly it's hard not to have a day dream or two about what the coming warmer months have to offer. So with this at the back of my mind I am keenly looking at the new offerings from the retail gods.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Pressies from California

My uncle and aunt came over from California last week and kindly bought a couple of state side pressies for me. There were only two items I asked for the first being a set of Essence of beauty brushes and the second the NYX jumbo pencil in Milk.

Now how things played out were that my aunt didn't have the time to go to CVS and Target and so gave detailed instructions to my uncle. That's right my uncle was now responsible for my cosmetic purchases. You can all imagine what I was thinking at this point. However my uncle did well and managed to get me the Essence of beauty brushes. :-) He also managed to buy the NYC white eye liner pencil (bless him for trying).

I'm quite excited to try these out as I hate having to spend money on expensive duplicate brushes. I'm pretty lazy and loathe having to clean my brushes so often. Considering they only cost about £10, the brush hairs feel incredibly soft. A bonus for me is that Essence of Beauty are
currently running a promotion were a free crease brush is included in the set. :-)

I haven't tried these out yet but I'll post a review once I've used them thorougly. On initial inspection though they are farrrrr better in quality and price than the drugstore brushes we get here in the UK. xx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Nail Polish Collection May 2010

Until a year ago I really wasn't that interested in nail polish. Looking back I must have gone years with out buying a single one from year to year. However this year I have definately paid more attention to nail polish and have a ginormous list of wants because of nail bloggers such as Scrangie and All Lacquered up. You will soon find out that I am attracted to mostly bright and vivid colours, even though I know it's not practical I just can't help going for striking shades and therefore don't feel so bad shelling out a couple of quid as most are Barry M as apposed to £10 a piece if I was to buy OPI or Essie. Here's my collection thus far, I don't think its much but when I counted there are actually over 40 polishes! If you have any questions or would like swatches then leave me a comment and I will get back to you asap. Enjoy xx

L-R: Bourjois-Rose Scarlette, Rimmel Lycra-Magenta, Christian Dior-Pink Socialite

L-R: China Glaze- Rich and Famous, Barry M- Neon Pink, Barry M-Bright Pink

L-R: Revlon Limited Edition colour Chrome in Blush Chrome, Barry M- A very old shade with no name but numbered 138,China Glaze-Nasty,La femme- Angel

L- R: Nails Inc-King Road, Collection 2000 Hot Looks- Dynasty, Rimmel lasting finish-Ice Queen, George-Rain Cloud, Rimmel lycra- French Manicure

L-R: Barry M- Navy, LA colours-Wired, Barry M- Cobalt Blue, OPI-Just Groovy,
Barry M- Cyan Blue

L-R: Nails Inc- Basil Street,Barry M-Mulberry Pink,Barry M- Mulberry, Nails Inc Coke limited edition- London, Nails Inc-Jermyn Street,Maybelline Express Finish-Hip Diva

L-R: Barry M limited addition- 284 Emerald, Barry M-Lime Green, Barry M-Mint Green, Barry M- Old colour so only have a number 134,Constance Carroll- Pineapple Cube.

L-R: Nails Inc- Saville Row,OPI-Lincoln Park After Dark

L-R: Barry M- Flamingo Pink, Rimmel Lycra-Pop Apricot,17 Lasting Fix-Tropical Island,17 Lasting Finish- Orange Soda, George-Sunset Orange

L-R: Nails Inc- Tate, Barry M- Bright Red- Rimmel Lycra- Hot Gossip

Monday, 26 April 2010

New M.I.A Born Free

As well as beauty I love love love my music and I'm so glad that M.I.A is finally releasing some new material. If you don't know M.I.A, she's a Sri Lankan born, London raised, American residing artist. She's a mix mash of cultures and her music is reflective in my opinion of those experiences. She's politically active with her lyrics and calls it how she sees it and for that I admire her ability to create such powerful and honest music that has a deeper substance. Her stuff isn't light and fluffy! but I do love it because it's unique and has a wiked bass. Any way this is her new single. I've only watched it once and it's directed incredibly well but I'm so excited that I thought I'd quickly post about it. This new material is a bit different to her last album but I'm sure there's some genius behind it so I look forward to the rest of her new stuff and listening to the music and not allowing myself to get consumed in this new video lol. Enjoy x

Sunday, 4 April 2010


I was a tad bored earlier and decided to play with my eye shadows. I've owned Urban decay Shattered for years but not really every used it. So I decided to blend Shattered with my newly acquired Mac shadow Nylon and came up with this look. Nylon really tames down the green in Shattered and makes it personally more wearable for me, I'm really looking forward to recreated this look for an evening out in the summer. I really like this look, it's simple and very quick so perfect when I need to look a bit glammed up but haven't got the time.

Apologies for the rest of my face I didn't have any foundation or powder on so I look a lil ickey.

Products used

Urban decay shadow Shattered all over the lid
Mac's Nylon in inner corner and used on crease to blend colours together
Mac Eye brow shader set in Maple/Soft Charcoal
Soft Charcoal used to fill in brows with liner brush and Maple placed under the brow
Maybeline Line definer Liquid eye liner used to line the lid and to lightly line the bottom waterline.
Rimmel's Special Eyes precision eye liner pencil used to tightline the upper lid.
Mascara Lancome's Hypnose the curved one not the lengthening one.
Natural Collections Peach Melba blush on cheeks