Monday, 26 July 2010


Hey girls, I saw a tutorial on Juicystar07's You Tube channel a couple of days ago and absolutely loved it, so I gave re-created it ago and here's what I ended up with...


-urban decay primer potion
-MAC - satin taupe all over the lid
-MAC - ricepaper in the centre of lids
MAC - Phloof as a highlight
- Urban Decay - Flipside on lower lash line
-L'oreal voluminous mascara

-Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation -54
-MAC Mineralized skin finish natural - Medium Plus
Barry M - Natural Dazzle
-Nars- Orgasm Blush
-MAC mineralized skin finish - Comfort

-Maybelline - Ambre Rose
-Random Lancome Juciy Tube

Hope you all had a great weekend, Laura xXx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Review: MAC 130 Brush

I ordered this brush on line and my initial thought was that they had sent me the wrong brush because of how small it is. I decided to give it a go anyway because I had read some good reviews on it.

I use it to apply my liquid foundation and I think the key with this brush is to use less foundation and buff it into the skin really well. From my experience, loading the brush with foundation just leaves a big streaky mess.

Obviously the surface area of this brush is really small considering you are using for all over your face. I think this brush is perfect if you have the time to make it work. I wouldn’t recommend it for the morning routine but think it’s perfect for evenings out and weekends. It gives a lovely flawless finish, better than I’ve experienced from any other brush.


Densely packed bristles which really buff the foundation into the skin leave a flawless finish.

I’ve found I use less foundation with this brush.

The small surface area means you can get into the hard reach areas like around the nose etc.


Small surface area means it can take longer than your average brush to apply foundation.

After my initial scepticism I really enjoy using this brush and the finish it gives. It definitely isn’t the perfect brush but it gives a better finish that any other foundation brush I’ve used in the past. If you have the time to make it work, I think it’s worth the effort.

Have you used the 130 brush? What are your thoughts on it?

Laura xXx

Update/Small Haul

Hello my lovelies, sorry I’ve been quiet on the blogging for the past couple of weeks, I started my internship on Monday so have been concentrating on that and I’ve been so knackered by the time I’ve got home the last thing on my mind is blogging!

At the end of last week I went to visit a friend from uni who lives in Buckinghamshire. While I was there we took a trip to Westfield. I was really excited to go because I had heard so much about it, and it didn’t disappoint. My credit card took a bit of a battering but I won’t bore you with everything I bought, but I thought I would share a select few things with you...

I had some vouchers to spend in River Island and when I saw this gorgeous leather bag I knew I had to get it. It's a light tan colour and cost £59.99.

I've been really impressed with all the Models Own nail polishes I've had so far so picked up two more. Pastel pink and Jade stone. Both gorgeous pastel colours, with great consistency and opaque after two coats.

I didn't go crazy on make-up purchases but these are the few things I did buy:

 Urban Decay primer potion to replace my old one that had run out.
Mac mineralized skin finish natural in medium plus which I'm loving
Eyeko 3 in 1 cream and mascara.

Hope you are all well :) Laura xXx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Five Good Things

Hey girls, I’ve not done one of these posts for a while, I did try and do them every week for a while but started to struggle thinking of five things every week so from now on I’ll be making it a bit more random!

1.   Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. Obviously I’m going to be sad because it’s the end of an era but I know I’m leaving to move onto bigger and better things :)

2.   My internship starts a week on Monday and I’m really excited! I can’t wait to do something that’s actually going to utilize what I spent three long years working on at university.

3.   My friend from university who currently lives about 4 hours away from me has just landed a job an hour away from me. I can’t wait till she moves up here so I can spend time with her!

4.   I have a week off next week before I start my internship and I’ve got a few trips organised to visit friends who don’t live in my area. I guess that’s one good thing about having friends in different parts of the country... it’s a good excuse for a weekend away :)

5.   Recently I’ve got back in touch with a few old friends and I’ve really enjoyed catching up with what’s been going on with them. There’s nothing I love more than when you regain touch and it’s like you never lost touch.

Hope you are all well, Laura xXx

Sunday, 4 July 2010


On Friday I went to see a ballet at the lowry theatre in Salford Quays. I thought I'd share my OOTN and FOTN with you all...


Relon coloursyat foundation in Natural Tan mixed with revlon photoready in Vanilla
Mac studio finish concealer in NW20
Rimmel stay matte powder in tranparent
Mac Harmany blush as a contour
Elf peachykeen blusher
Prestige minerals in pure shimmer as a highlighter

Mac femme fi all over the lid
Mac phloof as a highlight
Mac plum dressing on the outer third
Mac sketch in the outer corner to darken it up
Maybelline million lashes mascara
Mac fluid line in blacktrack
Benefit bad gal liner on lower lashline

Mac creme d'nude lipstick
Barry M lipgloss in toffee


Cream chiffon top - primark
Skinny jeans - Topshop
Black patent heels - new look
Beads - accessorise

Hope you've all had a great weekend! :)

Laura xXx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

June Favourites

Hello my lovelies, it's time for my monthly favourites favourites. June's been a fairly up and down month for me and to be honest I'm not too sad to see the back of it!

MAC Dainty Blush

I've only had this for a couple of weeks but it's become one of my firm favourites. It gives a gorgoeus coral pinky glow to the cheeks and looks lovely with a tan.

Neals Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture

I got this moisturiser free with a magazine a while ago but wanted to use my regular moisturiser up first before I tried this one. It feels quite light on the skin so is great to use in the morning before I put my make up on. Even though it's light it still feels moisturising on my dry skin and it smells lovely too.

No 7 Eyeshadow blend and contour eyeshadow brush
I've heard this is a good dupe for the MAC 217. I don't personally own that brush so I can't compare but one thing I do know is that I love this brush. It's great for applying a wash of colour over the lid or for blending in the crease. I use it everyday without fail and has become one of my staple eye brushes.

Nails Inc - London

I went from not being too sure about this nail colour to absolutely loving it. It's become one of my favourite summer polishes but will definately work in the winter months aswell.

Benefit Eye Bright

I'm sure a lot of you will have got your hands on this freebie with glamour magazine at the beginning of the month. I think it's my favourite of the three free gifts. It works wonders at brightening up the eyes and helping you look fresh and awake in the morning. As you can see from the photo it's been well loved!

What are your favourites of June?

Laura xXx