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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Weekend Wishlist: NYE Dresses

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I thought I'd show you some dresses I found whilst perusing through various websites this week. I think the blue sequinned one is my favourite, shame it's so expensive!
What's you favourite? x

Friday, 28 December 2012

Make-up of the day: Rosy lips

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Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Natural Collection Matte Powder


Eyes:
Sleek Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Clinique High Impact Mascara

Lips:
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

I thought I'd show you one of my most recent make-up looks, a much more subtle daytime look than my previous one! I bought the Clinique Chubby Stick as a complete impulse buy when buying my High Impact mascara, but I'm so glad I did as I love it! I have a few of the Revlon sticks too that I love, I shall definitely be reviewing them sometime soon :) Most of make-up looks are similar to this, but often I won't wear foundation or powder, purely as I cannot be bothered. For a beauty blogger, I'm pretty rubbish. If I can go without wearing make-up, I will! When I do wear make-up - which is several days a week, I usually wear mascara/eyeliner & something on lips, but nothing else haha. Any other beauty bloggers like this?
I love wearing make-up and buying it and reviewing it, but sometimes, I just want to be natural. I'm blessed with relatively good skin, but if I wear foundation too much I break out! :(


What do you think of this make up look? x

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Lush Review: Twilight Bath Bomb

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I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got lovely gifts! I ate far too much, as I imagine most of us did, yet till managed to find a space for tiramusu and lots of biscuits haha!

I thought I'd show you a Lush bath bomb I used the other day - "Twilight"

Even in the shop with all the other scents this smells gorgeous! Full of lavender and tonka oils, this is perfect for relaxing after a stressful day shopping the sales as many of you will probably be doing today!

As you can see, it is full of colour, changing from that pink to baby blue halfway through, making my bath a lovely deep lilac. There are also tiny bits of iridescent glitter weaved throughout, luckily however, they don't seem to transfer to your skin or the bathtub, they just makes the water look pretty!

This is the first time I've used the Twilight bath bomb, and I'm not disappointed in the slightest, definitely a purchase I shall be making again!

Have you Twilight? What did you think? x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Festive Nails

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I'm loving glittery nails at the moment to get into the Christmas spirit, so once again, this week's nails are glittery! I feel like these 4 colours are particularly festive, especially the red/gold!

What's your favourite glitter colour?
Merry Christmas for tomorrow! x

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Review: MUA Lip Liner in Brooding Plum

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I've had this particular lip liner for a little while now, and it's quickly become one of my most used lip products. 'Brooding Plum' is a gorgeous deep dark red that is well pigmented, doesn't dry, and is soft on your lips - which is good, as I've used many lip liners that are sharp and hard!

Although it's technically a lip liner, I always wear it as a lipstick, it's too pretty a colour not to! It lasts a few hours before it needs to be reapplied, which considering the price, I reckon it's pretty good.

This lip liner is £1 (I knowww! £1! How fantastic!) and if I'm correct, there are 4 different colours, although don't quote me on it ha!

What do you think? x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Make-up of the day: Eyeliner Flicks & Pink Lips

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Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Natural Collection Matte Powder
Eyes:
Sleek Nude Eyeshadow Palette (The two goldest colours)
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Lips:
Topshop Lip Crayon in Secret Party

I thought I'd show the make-up I wore to go Christmas shopping yesterday. Although, as I wrote this post last night, technically, I wore this make-up today ;)
Sorry for the horrendous selfie shot, I can't get any good light in my room ever when I try and place my camera anywhere, so I had to do it like that! 
I bought the lip crayon on Tuesday, and I'm in love, I shall post a proper review of it next week sometime :) I want to review the Clinique mascara too, I love it so so much.

I'm a big fan of eyeliner flicks, but I'm not so good at them, so I was extremely pleased when they actually worked for once. 
I think this make-up look is actually more of a nighttime look than a daytime look, but I wanted to wear my new lipstick and it's Christmas so I thought to pair bright lips AND made-up eyes, how daring of me ;)

Incidentally, my hair is usually poker straight naturally, but I french plaited it last night to it went nice and wavy, what do you think? :)

What do you think of this make-up look girls? x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Tag!

I've seen the tag on quite a few blogs, so I thought I'd join in and do it too! I love Christmas so much. I got the tag from this lovely blog :)

1.) What is your favourite thing about Christmas? 
I love how there are pretty lights everywhere and how gorgeous a place can look when it's adorned with decorations. I get so excited about spending Christmas with my family and having a gorgeous dinner and exchanging presents. The excitement is wonderful. I'm almost 20 years old yet I get as excited as a child.
 
2. What is your favourite make up look for festive the season?
I generally never wear a lot of make-up - eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and of course nail polish are my staples, but I wear more eyeshadow, I like a bit of sparkle, and a nice bright lipstick.  A lot of glitter nail polish is necessary too!

3. Real tree or fake tree?
I've not had a real tree for years and years, I was very young, so I always remember fake trees, but I would love to get a real tree one year.
4. Giving presents or receiving presents?
I love both. Who doesn't love getting presents? But at the same time, I love choosing presents and wrapping and seeing their faces when you've got something they genuinely love!
5. Do you open presents Christmas morning or eve / evening?
Christmas morning! I could not wait any longer to open them! It's one of the first things I do when I get up!
6. Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
I tend to buy them, although I love homemade cards, a lot of people don't feel the same!

7. What is your favourite Christmas film?
Elf, The Holiday or Love Actually - the latter two not even reaaally being Christmas films. That being said, I recently watched Jack Frost, loved it and cried my eyes out SO much. Has anyone else seen Jack Frost, and did you cry?

8. What's your favourite Christmas food?
I don't know a favourite, I love allllll the Christmas food, especially Christmas dinner! I don't eat mince pies or Christmas cake/pudding however.

9. What's your favourite Christmas song?
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl & "Carol of the Bells" !

10. What's your favourite Christmas memory?
I don't know if I have a specific favourite, I always love Christmas!
 
I would love to know if you've done this tag, if so, link me to it in the comments please! 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Glitter Nail Polish

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I'm a massive fan of glitter nail polish, and as Christmas is edging closer and closer, I decided, to make my nails festive, to paint them with every glitter polish I own! Luckily, I own ten!
I'm in love with them and can't stop staring at them, I've got quite a few compliments on them too which is lovely!
I haven't named all of the polishes here because there are too many, but if you want to know the colour of any of them, ask me either in the comment box or on twitter (@sirensandbells) and I'll let you know :)

What's your favourite nail? I think mine is the red!
Talking of Christmas, how's everyone's Christmas shopping going? Mine's terrible, I'll have to pop out Monday and do the main bit then, I HATE the crowds though! x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Nails of the Day: Barry M's Foil Effect Gold

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Despite Barry M's Foil Effects polishes being out for quite a while now, it's only in the past few months I have noticed the two polishes - gold and silver. I already own a normal gold and silver, and although I love it, when I was perusing my local Boots I liked the less glittery look the foil effects give. So I caved in and bought, and I am not disappointed.
Needing two coats to be completely opaque, and lasting 3/4 days without chipping, I was impressed with this polish considering the price. I think it makes a nice change from a normal gold polish, and I love the shiny effect it gives too, perfect for Christmas! I think I shall definitely be buying the silver version at some point too!

What do you think? Do you like this, or prefer normal gold polish?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Cost of Beauty


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I'm all for loving yourself and loving who you are, so I found this infographic a friend showed me very interesting.
What do you think? Do you love yourself more when you're dolled up and able to change how you look, or do you accept yourself regardless of what products you use?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Weekend Wishlist: Christmas Party

Wishlist: Christmas Party

  
It's that time of year, where you dust off your sparkliest Christmas dress, wear more sequins than your entire Christmas tree and get entirely obliterated on eggnog and mulled wine. Yay! 

Keeping in with the Christmas spirit, I decided to show you the most Christmassy dresses and shoes I'm lusting after at the moment. 
I want to buy all of the dresses and shoes (even though I don't even wear high heels!) but I have to say, I think the first and last dresses are my most favourite! and those flame licked black shoes? I need them in my life!

What are you lusting after this week? And are you all excited for Christmas? I am! x

Ps. If you click on the link, you'll be directed to the Polyvore page for the picture where you can find all the pretty sequinned things :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Weekend Wishlist: Winter Warmers

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As it gets colder and colder, I am dreaming of lovely warm jumpers! These are my favourite at the moment, especially the bow one that I have been eyeing up for weeks!
What's on your wishlist this week? x

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