Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Since I last wrote a post, I've been so busy with the likes of holidays and enjoying myself too much! If I'm honest, I think I've kind of lost my passion for blogging, I still love to read other peoples blogs but I don't have the motivation to do my own. I've also taken a huge interest in more fashion orientated blogs, and of course, lookbook.nu! Some of the looks on there are just amazing.
Hopefully I might regain inspiration to start blogging soon, for the sake of my subscribers! Thankyou to all my new followers, it still amazes me when I think that people actually enjoy reading my rambles :)
Monday, 6 July 2009
Also, is there CCO in Westfield or in London? Discount Mac could be calling my name :)
For example, I HATE the colour of Heidi Pratt's hair. I'm sure some people love it but I don't like how uniform the colour for all her hair. I prefer it to be cut up abit with highlights and lowlights of different shades.
As I'm diy dyeing my hair, does anyone have any good recommendations on hair dyes? I normally use Nice & Easy which I find have a good range of colours and it doesn't dry my hair out, but I'm curious to see what other people use!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
You have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true. Then you have to tag 10 people with the award. Finally, let all the people you've given the award to know they've gotten it (comment on their blogs or something). Don't forget to link back to the person who awarded you.
1. I'm a bit of a neat freak. I hate mess. I always tidy up after myself as I go and if there is someone messy in my house I get really worked up haha.
2. I am double jointed in my hip and big toe. But it's only on the right side of my body, its weird. I can pop my hip bone in and out of place!
3. This probably isn't unusual but I have a shopping obsession. If I go shopping and have money, I have to buy at least one piece of clothing. And I've got too many clothes in my wardrobe that I've bought then never wore because I don't like them anymore.
4. I'm a worrier. Even the least significant thing, such as what to wear for a saturday night out can keep me awake when I'm in bed!
5. I'm still in sixth form college, and I hate it! I've took the worst subjects that I just cannot do. Except from art.
6. I hate Sunday dinners! And tomato ketchup.
7. Hayfever ruins my summer.
8. I am kind of scared of heights. Nothing extreme, I don't mind flying but if I'm on a balcony very high up, I don't like going too close to the edge as I feel like I'm about to topple over.
9. I have terrible eyesight and contact lenses are my saviour!
10. I'm on a diet at the minute but it's not really going well, I go on holiday in 4 weeks and I need a good body quick!
I tag ANYONE who would like to do this! :)
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
I started off at 14 by dying it brown, gradually getting darker then went the whole way and dyed it black. At the time I loved it and stayed black for around 1 1/2 years. Three months ago I wanted to go red so off I went, bleached my hair at home then applied a red dye. I loved the red for about the first two weeks but then it because dull and boring. So I wanted to be blonde.
I've bleached my hair about three times, applied 3 blonde dyes and it's still not the colour I want it but for the sake of my hair, I'm willing to leave it for a few months till it can get some condition and softness back.
At the moment, the colour is acceptable but very dry, brittle and lacking any sort of shine. When I straighten it, it breaks off at the ends. I know I shouldn't straighten it but I have naturally thick, coarse frizzy hair and not applying heat simply isn't an option.
I now plan to apply a mask every other wash. I'm also using CHI Keratin Mist, a leave in strengthing treatment which I hope will help.
Above is a L'Oreal Elvive Re-Nutrition hair mask, with royal jelly. This smells amazing! It also leaves my hair super soft (or softer than usual!) after using it. This was around £3 in Asda. I also bought Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In conditioner, which you apply when hair is damp. I also spray it on my hair when it's dry, mainly because the smell is so damn good! I can't even begin to tell you how good this smells. Seriously, they should make a perfume out of it ha ha ha!
Hopefully, in a few months, my hair will be in better condition, fingers crossed x
Everywhere is having a sale atm so I picked up a few bargains.
I needed some new jewellery and I picked up this necklace for £5 reduced from £10 at Miss Selfridge. I love the coral jewels in the center! You can't really see in the picture but it has a gold and brown leather chain. It's my new love.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I read about Latest in Beauty (www.latestinbeauty.com) from someones blog but I can't remember who! If it was you, leave me a comment below and I'll credit you for it because it's a brillant thing! note: it was Daisy from Cupcakes and Cherries whose blog I read! Latest in Beauty is a website which you can subscribe to for free and every month they send you samples of beauty products. You get one from Skincare, one from Make up & Fragrances and one from Hair and Body. You choose your products, send a text message then you'll get a code that enables you to send away for these free samples. The text costs £1 though, but this is to cover postage and packaging.
I decided to try out the Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher. What a mouthful hah. It claims to "refine the look of uneven skin tenture, flakiness and roughness. It leaves skin unbelievably soft and smooth, virtually poreless". I don't partically have large pores, but sometimes around the nose area, they can be quite visible. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping it'll do some good. You get 7 samples of it, which is a weeks worth of supply.
However, it claims "here is a 69% reduction in the appearance of pores after 4 weeks of continued use" This would mean you'd have to go out and buy some more to see any clear results.
Next I got a sample of John Frieda Frizz Ease Weather Works Style Sealant Creme. Another mouthful! This is a serum that you apply to wet hair which protects your hair from the elements i.e. rain, humidity etc, all our worst nightmares! I have naturally frizzy hair so I'm going to give this a try and it might stop my hair from turning into a Diana Ross style 'do!
I'm thinking of smudging the Navy Blue into my lash line to give a coloured smokey lived in look.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Going camping next weekend with a large group of friends, weather permitting of course!
Burt Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - I went a day without applying lipbalm (I usually use Vaseline) and my lips turned into dry flaky heaven. I've started using this Burt Bees balm again and it definitely has been my saviour.
Palmers Cocoa Butter - Time and time again, I always go back to this moisturisier, i love it.
No heat weekend - no straighteners or hairdryers, just baring the au naturale look aka lions mane.
Barry M 101 paired with Barry M gloss in 4.
Mac Strobe cream - great primer and makes me glow all day long.
Kasabian + Oasis = gig heaven. Definitely by far the best gig I've been to.
The recent warm nights.
Dry chapped lips! A nightmare look with the 101.
Saturday nights in - so boring.
Not getting as much money as I thought I would for a full weekends work.
Rings - seem to just make my fingers look short fat and stumpy.
Not many Nays as I've been feeling quite positive this week!
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
What I want from a foundation:
- For it to be long lasting, it's such a faff when you have to touch up foundation after only a few hours!
- Not make my skin look greasy or shiny. I have normal/combination skin.
- To feel light on my skin; I hate the heaviness that some foundations seem when applied on the skin, especially now that it is summer.
- Not be a bugger to remove!
If anyone has any good suggestions for foundations under the £15/£10 mark, I'd be grateful for the recommendations :)
Maybe I should just splash out and buy a mac foundation...?
Monday, 8 June 2009
Still, I love the colour and I am happy with my prize :)
Sorry for the awful quality of my painted nails, I can never paint them without getting some varnish on my skin!
Sunday, 7 June 2009
While in Asda, Clean & Clear was on a 2 for £5 offer so I picked up my usual moisturiser and a Deep Cleansing Cream Wash, oil free (on the right above). I tend to go for Clean & Clear because it caters for teen skin and is cheap as chips. I thought I may aswell give this face wash ago.
My skin has never looked better. Totally clear of spots, which is quite unusual for me as I always seem to have at least one spot. It is no longer dry or red and my skin is glowing more than usual.
My routine is as follows:
Morning: No face wash, just splash of water followed by moisturiser.
Night: Apply a pea sized amount of the cream wash to my dry face and massage in until all the white has disappeared. I then wet my hands and massage my face again, which brings the cleanser up into a foam. Rinse off and then I follow with moisturiser.
I now believe that less is more for my skin. All the products that I was using before just simply created more problems. I either have sensitive skin or because I'm young, I don't respond well to some harsh chemicals (salicylic acid anyone?) that are in face washes and blackhead cleansers. When I'm older, I'll probably start using more products that cater for my skin but for the time being, it's good the way it is.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Seems as though Glamour is only £2, it's a great freebie as the mascara is worth £9.50 itself. Yes it's a smaller version but just as good. I personally love this mascara, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Volumised lashes and it lasts.
Onto other things:
I'm jumping on the bandwagon late here but I only got round to purchasing the Prestige Skin Loving Minerals bronzer in Glam Tan. This is reduced to only £6 in Boots from around its usual £8/£9 price. I haven't tried it yet but I've got high hopes from the swatch I made. I thought maybe it could be used as an all over bronzer but it's way too shimmery so I think I'll just stick to the cheeks or to highlight.
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
With my holiday fast approaching (60 days eeek!) I am trying to make an effort in losing weight and toning up for a good bikini body. I really don't want to look like a beached whale in my group of friends so from this week, healthy eating is a must. I also have problems with the backs of my thighs and tops of my arms. The phrase thunder thighs springs to mind (ha!) so I am determined to tone up my legs. I bought this today hoping that it might do some work.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Blog: Well these are my make up ramblings :)
My twitter username is my name but my Youtube name is feeltheromanced. Cringe. Don't ask why, I made it literally when I was 14 and I just havent gotten around to making a new account
What's your actual name?
Heather, no middle names.
Do you have any nicknames?
I actually have loads, I very rarely get called Heather now from my friends. Very random ones have been made up, much to my chagrin haha
Apart from the obvious make up / beauty hobby, what other hobbies do you have?
Most of my time is spent with my friends, I love socialising and generally being out of the house. When I am in the house, I either love to cook or watch Sex and the City marathons :)
What do you do?
I'm a student still, with a crappily paid job.
What would you like to do?
My ideal job would to be an architect, I'm currently working towards it. This is from a practical sense, if I could be anything I would definitely love to have a job in the beauty/fashion industry.
Tell us something embarrassing, but that you love doing?
Well when I'm out on the town with my friends, I love to dance. It may not seem embarrassing but I like to dance as if I was 50 cents girls aka that sort of scene. I love that sort of music :)
Tell us a little something that we don't already know about you
I'm double jointed in my hip and toes.
What do you most like about yourself?
I'm quite tall
If you could have anything in the world (that doesn't cost any money), what would you want?
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I only made one make up purchase, a Revlon Matte lipstick in Pink Pout. I am very into bright lips at the moment, mainly pinks since the arrival of blonde hair :) I've saw these Revlon Matt lipsticks on other blogs and was curious to what they were like in person. I opted for Pink Pout over Nude Attitude as I thought this would be more wearable.
I have been wanting a grey blazer for a while now, my black blazer is never off my back, I love the combination of leather leggings and blazers. I found one in Primark for a mere £17.
I would describe this lipstick as a dusty pink. I thought it would be similar to Barry M's 100 (which I love, a perfect barbie pink, I'd recommend it highly) but the Revlon is much more of a muted pink. However, it still is very vibrant and long lasting. I actually couldn't believe how long this lasted, I put it on after lunch and is still on (albeit not as perfect) whilst I'm writing this at 9.20pm. The only downside I have to say is it is very drying. Has anyone else experienced this? My lips are just dying for a coat of Vaseline!
It has some terrible naff black buttons on, which I am planning on taking off and sewing on some buttons that I found in Fenwicks haberdashery section.
p.s I'm having real problems with blogger! When I upload pictures, they go straight to the top of my blog post and I have to drag them down to the bottom where I want them. It also leaves huge gaps between my writing, which I have to go back and alter. This is sooo fustrating, I end up nearly throwing my laptop out of a window in anger haha, am I doing something wrong?
Any help would greatly be appreciated!! thankyou x
Thursday, 21 May 2009
St Moritz Fake Tan Mousse- see previous post!
Chips- not good for me but I'm loving them at the moment with lots of salt and vinegar mmm
Gossip Girl books- even better than the programme! I read these first and I loved them. Imagine my delight when I heard they were being made into a TV series. Beware though, the plots are totally different!
Exams finish tomorrow
Bank Holiday nights out- two words, danny dyer.
Rimmel Pro Nail varnish chipping! Up to ten days my arse. I have a top coat on too!
Sleep. I'm always tired even when I go to bed at 10pm and sleep till 12pm
Money. Have hardly any. And I'm going to mac next week.
I love fake tan, I'm naturally pale so fake tan for me is a must. It definitely makes me look healthier and I feel better in myself when I'm tanned. I've tried most self tanners out there, bar St Tropez and Fake Bake (something which I want to invest in in the future) and I've had my experiences with all. Recently, I've been using more of the gradual tan lotions, such as Nivea Gradual Tan and Garnier SummerBody. They have left a nice, golden colour, however I didn't like how long it took to build that colour up!
I came across "St.Moritz" Instant Self Tanning Mousse (I know, a TERRIBLE name, such a rip off from St.Tropez haha) in a local beauty shop in town. This shop sells discounted make-up and beauty products, things that you don't see on your Boots or Superdrug selves, mainly because they have been discounted. Most places probably have one of these shops.
I was attracted to this fake tan, mainly by the shape of the bottle. Very St.Tropez-esque. The lady in the shop said that it was a "best seller" and lots of people had bought it so far. I thought I may aswell give it ago, it was only £3.49 and if it was horrible then it's not like I have wasted a lot of money on it.
I LOVE THIS. It is, by far, the best fake tan I've tried. It leaves a gorgeous deep tan colour, something that can only be achieved by two weeks in the Med! It is a mousse that I apply all over, evenly rubbing in. It has a colour guide too, so you can see where you are putting it. At first, you look very dark (depending on how much mousse you apply) then it develops in 4-6 hours. Now I put this on before I go to bed and the next morning, I'm so tanned, it can look a bit stupid but hop in the shower and then you are left tanned and beautiful. I'd highly recommend this fake tan, if you can find it.
TIP: you must, and I say must, wash your hands after applying about every 5 minutes. The colour guide is so dark, your hands will turn black!
Friday, 15 May 2009
I really needed a black boob tube, long enough so that it could be worn on its own but also under other clothes that I have. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a long black one, I searched high and low. I knew Topshop sold them but I really didn't want to have to fork out £14 for something that I knew I could get cheaper elsewhere.
Luckily I held out and found one in H&M for only £7.99. They also had these in white, red and yellow.
I had some money to spare so I went into Superdrug to look at the make up. I got two products, a Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight 700. This was about £5.19 and I loved the swatch on my hand when I was in the shop. However when I got home and put it on my lips, I'm not sure of it. It looks a bit too orangey and too "old" for me. It was a toss up between this, the Barry M 101 and the new Revlon Matt lipstick in Nude Attitude. Maybe I should have gone for one of the others.
I also got a NYC Cheek Glow blush in West Side Wine. This is a gorgeous pinky mauve colour that I think looks lovely on. It was only around £3 so the longevity of this product might not be long. But for the price you can't complain! I took a picture of this but my laptop is playing up and just doesn't want to upload the picture of the blush in the pan.
Swatches of the blush (top) and lipstick (bottom). Sorry for the such bad quality light and pictures, I use my Samsung tocco phone and it hasn't got the best of camera quality!
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Now, I follow a routine of cleansing and moisturising twice a day. This is what I use:
On the left is Neutrogena Visibly Clear gentle exfoliating wash. I use this on a morning followed by Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturiser (on the right). At night I follow the same steps but use Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing cleanser (middle) before my moisturiser. I think of this cleanser as my toner, even though I know it isn't one, probably due to the fact you apply with a cotton ball.
I'm always amazed at how much dirt this clears off my face, even when I've thought my face has been totally clean due to the baby wipes and Neutrogena face wash that I've just used. On the other hand, I haven't noticed any change in the amount of blackheads I have. Maybe this product is more of a prevention method rather than the cure, so to speak.
However, I'm starting to get bored with this routine and I'm wondering whether this is actually improving my skin or just making it worse. I still get spots and blackheads, my skin is still dry in places so I've decided to switch it up, although not that much.
I found this in my cupboard yesterday so I've decided to give it a try again. It's the Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash (I am just a walking advert for clean&clear ha ha ha). I suspect this could be just the Neutrogena face wash but in another packaging or very similar. They do have the same name!
I'm going to carry on using this instead of the Neutrogena and skipping out the blackhead clearing cleanser step for about 1 or 2 weeks then report back.
I should be doing law/maths exam revision as i have 5 as exams next week (!) but heres my ins/outs of this week.
blonde hair - recently dyed it from black, to red, to gingery red and now to blonde (all in the space of about 5 weeks) and i'm loving it :)
weather - its been really nice and sunny here in the UK :) however im still cooped up at home in leggings, a shirt and thick socks haha
mac fluidline in blacktrack - wore eyeliner again yesterday for the first time in about 2 months and im loving it
barry m bronzer - got this for christmas, was loving it way before everyone found out about it!
pastel blue nails
study leave aka free time to spend with my friends having a nice drink in the sun
diets - no explanation needed for this!
eyeko tinted cream - i just cant seem to get the hang of this. when applied it rubs off my foundation underneath and just makes me look dirty and glittery, not bronzed and beautiful that i hoped
having no money - i have precisely £7 in my purse atm. and im trying to decide what i should buy with it: 101 lipstick, prestige glam tan or maybelline mineral blush?
my sally's having no silk infusion :( dont think im ever going to end up getting this!
Monday, 2 March 2009
90210 - I'm currently watching it whilst writing this post and I'm in love! Its certainly a good way to get over that horrible monday night hump of the week
Vaseline Rosy Lips - Just purchased and I adore it. Perfect light pink and satisfies my vaseline obsession for my lips
Oasis - Random, but i forgot how much i love them!
Non makeup days - Sometimes I just can't be bothered on a morning and when time permits, I let my skin breathe for the day
Coconut body lotion - Bought a tub from Savers (a UK drugstore) for 99p!! Absolute bargain!! I've also been informed it smells like pick and mix sweets, which can't be a bad thing!
College work - Talk about getting weighed under! Maybe I should start doing it straight away instead of letting it pile up and leaving it till last minute...
Cold - I'm sick sick sick of the weather! Can't wait for the summer, hopefully mother nature will give us Brits some decent weather instead of that lousy excuse we had for a summer last year
Big, red spots - I have a HUGE, and when I say huge, i mean it, nasty red stop. And it just won't disappear! It also seems like it's one of them spots that are under the skin...any suggestions on how to get rid?
I started to get more obsessed with make up from tutorials that appear all over youtube, then religiously started to follow make up blogs. I admit, I don't own that much make up nor many MAC products. This is mainly due to the fact I have to fund my vices and my lowly paid once-a-fortnight job doesn't do my bank balance any justice :)