Thursday 24 October 2013

Stella and dot haul pt 1 - ps I'm back!

Now I know I've been gone for a while, but I've been absolutely insanely busy moving house, changing job...everything's been crazy! I'm back now, to (hopefully) post regularly again. So thank you to everyone still following & commenting after all this time! 

I recently did a crazy Stella and Dot jewellery haul and thought that I'd show you everything over a series of posts! 

The first being the gorgeous Suzanne Cocktail Ring; 

As you can see its such a pretty eye catching ring! Priced at £32 it's not exactly the cheapest of costume rings however its a very classic looking style and is of brilliant quality. I like the subtlety of this ring whilst its still got a pop of colour (colour being something I'm beginning to love more and more). Another thing to mention is the sizing, the size variety is brilliant catering to all, something I don't find often - a lot of the time I struggle to find rings to fit my little fingers. 

Only a short post but wanted to share this pretty ring with you all and get back into blogging! 

Sunday 20 May 2012

Your shoes are from Primark?!!

Now, anyone who knows me realises that whenever I'm sad I buy myself cheering up presents in the form of shoes or lipstick - nothing else ever quite cuts it. Imagine my surprise when I found these beauties in Primark! I normally buy ballet pumps from Primark but never ventured into heels, these were my first purchase for an amazing £16!
The pictures actually capture quite well the gorgeous champagne colour of the glitter. Now, I know these shoes probably wont last forever and in no time the glitter will undoubtedly start falling off but for £16 it doesn't matter that they wont last for life! These certainly don't look the price I paid for them.
I've only worn these shoes once and I wore them with jeans (pictured above) a simple white vest top, Alexander McQueen scull scarf and a leather jacket - they really livened up an otherwise dull outfit.

I'm so happy with my little bargain! I know these wont be to everyone's taste but as a bit of a glitter addict these are perfect for me!

Tuesday 1 May 2012

All that glitters...

I bought a MAC 15 pan eye shadow palette a while back intended on building the perfect palette however after the initial excitement worn off I found that I never even reached for my MAC palette never mind came anywhere close to filling it! I'm going to do a series of posts over the next couple of weeks focusing on the MAC shadows hopefully resulting in me being reminded of how pretty they are and actually getting some use out of them! I still aim to fill my palette and it has been a while since my last MAC haul...
This is probably one of the most famous shadows by MAC, it's an extremely popular choice for many MAC lovers. I can completely see why as well, it's a beautiful shadow and a firm favourite of many beauty bloggers, most notably youtuber Allthatglitters21.
This as you can see is a beautiful peachy champagne colour with brilliant pigmentation. It's an extremely versatile shadow too and can be used as a highlight or even just on its own for a pretty wash of colour.

Whilst I love this shadow I think I'll be getting rid of my MAC palette and investing in another one for my shadows as the magnets holding the shadows in place are extremely weak and this shadow along with another is now shattered (and only just about usable) because it's fallen out of the palette :( Has anybody else had this problem?

Monday 23 April 2012

Bourjois Paris Intense Extait Shade 3

I bought this shadow in a little haul I did not too long ago and despite loving the other products which I bought this shadow was the main reason why I decided to buy anything at all! I saw this shadow in Boots and spent a couple of weeks pining after it because it's really so beautiful. It took a while to buy however, as it's a pink - a colour I wouldn't normally wear on my eyes so I was unsure whether to bite the bullet and pick this up. I'm so glad I did, it's a beautiful shade which when applied to eyes is a very sheer wash of pink. It's actually more glitter than anything - I know, I know not for everyone but it's so gorgeous I love it!
As you can see from the swatch it's an extremely highly pigmented shadow - however don't be put off it is a lot sheerer when applied. I'm excited to try out some other colours from the range hopefully they'll be as pigmented and pretty as this one!

You can buy these shadows from Boots and Superdrug and are priced at £6.99 and are available in (as far as I know) 10 different shades. I have my eye on a couple and I'm hoping very much to catch another 3 for 2 deal!

Monday 6 February 2012


I recently went out for a friends birthday and I thought I'd share with you all what I wore because I loved my outfit. My shoes especially, if you follow me on twitter (@slhxbeauty) then you'll know just how excited I was to bag the bargain that was my shoes!
What I wore:
  • Black sequin dress (Glamorous)
  • Green Shoes (Office)
  • Leather Jacket (H&M)

I've wanted some green heels for ages and so when I found these beauties in Office I had to get them. The best bit? They were reduced from £65 to £39 with a further 20% off so they ended costing just under £32! I was literally so excited I think the sales assistant thought I was just a little crazy!

As this is a beauty blog I have to give my make up a little mention!
My hair was in a really simple pony tail and then I went for a nice bronzed look. I wore:
I had such a fun night and I'm so glad I finally got to take my new favourite shoes on an outing!

Wednesday 1 February 2012

January Favourites

I've been so busy recently that January has literally just flown by! This month for me, personally, has been filled with stress and drama so if I'm honest I'm glad to see the back of it! Most of the products I've been using regularly this month as the same as usual but I've tried not to include products you've seen a million times before on my blog.
First on the list is my Piz Buin Lotion + Colour Dial fake tan, which I picked up for the bargain price of £3.99 in Quality Save I'm really regretting not stocking up on this fake tan as mine is nearing an end and I can't find it anywhere else for such a low price! (I thought I'd include a picture of my minging fake tan mitt). I love how this fake tan give such a lovely natural colour, as you can see I use it on the darkest colour so that I get a lovely colour after just one application. Please let me know if you'd like a review of this product!
I've pretty much been using the same cheek products every day this month! I've been using MAC's L/E Crystal Pink MSF as a highlight (it makes a beautiful highlight when I'm going for a more bronzed look). As for a blush I've been alternating between MAC's Cheek and Cheerful L/E Mineralize Blush and Maybelline's Dream Touch Blush in Shade 2 a pretty peach shade.
Shock! Chanel's Bronze Universal is my favourites...yet again! I use it in place of fake tan on my face and neck. I bought the Bourjois Delice de Soleil on a whim and I'm so glad I did, I love it! It's a really nice natural looking bronzer, as the can is only small I only use this on my face but you can use on your body too. I've be posting a review of this very soon.
I recently bought the Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit (which I love, I've taken pictures so a post will be up very soon!) and whilst I was initially using the infamous F80 for foundation I much prefer using the F84 Angled Top Kabuki for a flawless foundation application. The angled head makes it easy to blend foundation around the eye and nose areas. I'm in LOVE with this brush, it's great!

What have you been loving this month?

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Natural FOTD

So recently, I'm not sure if you noticed I've been getting a bit handy with fake tan. I've been loving letting the tan do the talking and just wearing minimal make up.
  • Chenel Soleil Tan De Chanel
  • Guerlain Meteorites Perles
  • Bourjois Delice de Soleil
  • MAC "Cheek and Cheerful" Mineralize Blush 
  • Bourjois Clubbing Mascara
  • Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara
A dab of lip balm and we're done! 
I know it's simple and it takes the minimum amount of effort (and time!) but I've just been loving it.