Thursday, 28 June 2012

OOTD- Casual Outfit


Today is one of those casual days the weather was alright this morning but now it is raining. Typical British weather :)

Top: Primark
Jeans: Tesco
Shoes: New Look
Green bracelet: Avon
Charm bracelet: Lipsy
Black bracelet: Original Factory Shop
Necklace:Claires

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

£20 Make Up Challenge

I recently saw Missbudgetbeauty do this challenge and I thought I'd give it a go. Check out her blog post here and her video here.

Products used
  • Miss Sporty So Energetic foundation (01 Light) £3.49
  • 2True Concealer (1) £1.99
  • MUA Pressed Powder (shade 2) £1.00
  • MUA Eyeliner (Jet Black) £1.00
  • Elf Lengthing and Defining Mascara £1.50
  • Elf Eyeshadow Duo (Butter Peacan) £1.50
  • Collection 2000 Volume Sensation lipstick (Sea Shell) £2.99
  • Elf Foundation Brush
  • Elf Eyeshadow Brush
The brushes came in the 10 piece set from Elf for £12.00 so I divided it by 10 so each brush costs £1.20 each.

Total £15.87

Have you tried the £20 makeup challenge?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx


Monday, 25 June 2012

French Manicure Tutorial

What you will need
  • Clear nail polish
  • White nail polish/tip whitener
  • Pale pink
What I used

  • Collection 2000 manicure 5 day wear 103 French White
  • Rimmel London 60 seconds 740 Clear
  • Collection 2000 59 (this is quite old)
Step 1


Paint all your nails in the clear coat.


Step 2


Paint the tips of your nails in white. I find rolling your finger helps get an even coverage.

Step 3
Cover all the nails in the pale pink. It adds an extra shine to your nails

The final result
And here is the final result!!

Hope you found this helpful
Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Tesco and Superdrug Beauty Haul



So the other day I went to Tesco and I picked up a few things. They had a reduced make up section full of Barbara Daly things (Tesco’s own brand) and Rimmel London things. I managed to restrain myself and only buy a few items. Today I was in town and I needed to kill some time (hardest thing to do when there are very few shops) I found myself going to Superdrug and I seem to be unable to go in there and not buy something. In my defence the things I bought are all things which I will use.
So first up I got the vanilla and neroli Skin Wisdom Day Spa body butter. I believe this range is only available at Tesco and I right now it is on buy one get one free.  This looks and feels like a luxury product it is a very rich body butter which I like and it smells amazing.
Next I picked up the VO5 shampoo as mine is running out. I always change my shampoo I very rarely repurchase shampoos in a row as I think my hair gets immune to them. I do often go back to some of them. I usually go back to the Herbal Essences range as I love them. I don’t think I’ve ever used this shampoo before so it’s nice to try something new.
Now on to make up (yay) so I picked up 2 nail polishes by Barbara Daly. Ocean ripple is a gorgeous powdery blue colour and I love it. The other one is called denim it is a really nice blue colour with purple and gold glitter in it.




I bought a Rimmel London lipstick as I just love lipsticks right now. I got it in the shade 110 Pink Gossip. It is a really nice bright pink.




Now on to my Superdrug purchases for some reason I didn’t pick up any conditioner when I was in Tesco so I decided to pick some up today I chose the VO5 conditioner I got a 250ml bottle instead of 500ml because I use conditioner at a slower rate than shampoo and when I finish a shampoo I still have half a bottle of conditioner. I don’t like mixing brands when it comes to shampoo and conditioner I have to use the conditioner that corresponds to my shampoo.


I picked up a Miss Sporty Dr Balm as I have heard many good things about them. I got it in the shade Glam as I know they are quite sheer. I think even this colour might be too sheer if you’re looking for it to add a bit of colour.  Keep your eyes out for a full review.


The last thing I bought was a collection 2000 manicure 5 day wear nail polish. I bought this to do French manicures with. It is in the shade 103 French White. I am going to do a post on my French manicure.


Have you tried any of these products if so let me know if you like them?


Have a good day


Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Friday, 22 June 2012

MUA Lip Booms Review

I recently picked up 2 of MUAs Lip Booms. They are priced at £3 each but at the moment Superdrug is running an offer buy 2 for £4 which is a really good deal. The Lip Booms where created with Alexandra Burke. They are a 4 in 1 product.
What MUA says “Lipstick and highlighting gloss that creates fuller curvaceous lips for a dramatic illusion of volume. There are 4 amazing ways to transform your lips and give them some Boom!”
There are 8 shades to choose from It’s a situation, LMK(Let Me Know), Ok.com, Vibe, Cheeky, Doin Good, OMG and Bring it.
I got OMG and Vibe I was actually planning on getting these two and it was a bit of luck as they were the only 2 shades left in my Superdrug. These two shades are very different from anything that I own.  OMG is a coral colour and Vibe is a brown colour. There are four ways you can wear them.


There is 4 parts to the product the lip gloss, lip gloss applicator, lipstick and a little pot of lip balm. I am not particularly sure why they put a lip balm in and I don’t think I’m going to use it. I love the lip gloss it smells amazing ( it reminds me of butterscotch angel delight). It is perfect for if you want to add a little shine to your lips. I quite like MUAs lipsticks they aren’t the longest wearing ones or the most moisturising but they are still really good for the price.

Swatches
Vibe






OMG




On The Lips



Vibe


OMG

 Have you tried the Lip Booms yet?
You can get them here and here
Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

7 Things As Seen On Sprinkle Of Glitter


So I saw this blog post on Sprinkle Of Glitter and decided to give it a go. You can read the original blog posts here, here and here.

I have just finished my exams and this is a really good post for me to do as I have so many things that I want to do or catch up on.

Tidy: I really need to tidy my room whilst I've been revising my room has somenone how managed to get in a right mess so it really does need cleaning.

Read: I feel as if I haven't read a book in ages. I used to read all the time so I reallly want to get back into it also it will make a change as i will be actually reading something that I want to instead of boring notes.

Catch up on TV: Whilst revising I recorded a lot of my favourite TV shows so now I really need to catch up as the sky box has become nearly full (opps)

Chill: I think it is important for me to spend time relaxing as I have been so stressed with all the exams and haven't had much time to do much for myself so I am going to just sit back and relax for a while.

Paint: I really want to get back into painting my nails I used to paint my nails all the time and then Whilst revisng there never seemed to be enough time to paint them. Also I have a lot of new colours I want to try out.

Hang out with my friends: I feel that I haven't spent much time with my friends recently. I have seen them but it has been mostly to revise so I want to spend plenty of time with them. Another good reason to do this is at the end of summer my friend is moving to Australia.

Shopping: This may seem a strange one but I haven't been on a proper shopping trip in ages and I really need to get some new clothes for summer as well.

What are you going to be doing?
Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

OOTD: Summer Casual

I have finally finished all of my GCSEs so will be able to post more frequently than I have been doing. I apologise in advance for the poor picture taking I am by myself today so had no one to take the pictures for me.

Vest: Tesco
Jacket: New Look
Jeggings: Littlewoods
Necklace: Avon
Bracelet: Lipsy
Close up of my necklace

Close up of my bracelet


Shoes: Dorothy Perkins



I'm not wearing too much makeup today because my hay fever has been really bad and my eyes have been terrible so I have only put on some mascara. It is by Rimmel London the Extra Super Lash mascara. The lipstick I am wearing is by ELF and is in the shade Classy. On my face I have just used the MUA BB cream. I am really impressed with it and I defiantly suggest you go check it out.
Prettylittlefashionista xxx 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

This Or That Beauty Tag


Recently I've been enjoying reading various different tags on people's blogs. I recently read quite a view This or That tags the most recent one being beautyaddict1997 so I thought I'd give it a go. It is quite a simple tag and I thought it would be the best one for me as it is my first tag post so I hope you enjoy it.

Some of the questions I have changed slightly because there aren't any of those shops near me so I substituted shops which are similar that I have near me.

Makeup:

blush or bronzer: blush

lip gloss or lipstick: lipstick

eye liner or mascara: eyeliner

foundation or concealer: concealer

neutral or colour eye shadow: neutral

pressed or loose eye shadows: pressed

brushes or sponges: brushes



Nails:

Essie or Nails Inc:Nails inc

Long or short :long

Acrylic or natural :natural

Brights or darks: brights

Flower or no flower: no flower



Body:

perfume or body splash :body splash

lotion or body butter: body butter

body wash or soap: body wash

Lush or The Body Shop:Body Shop



Fashion:

jeans or sweat pants: jeans

long sleeve of short :short

dresses or skirts: dresses

stripes or plaid :stripes

flip flops or sandals: sandals

scarves or hats: scarves

studs or dangly earrings: studs

necklaces or bracelets: necklaces

heels or flats: flats

cowboy boots or riding boots: cowboy boots

jacket or hoodie: jacket

Topshop or River Island: Topshop

New Look or Dorothy Perkins New Look

Primark or H&M: Primark



Hair:

curly or straight: straight

bun or ponytail: ponytail

bobby pins or butterfly clips: bobby pins

hair spray or gel: hair spray

long or short: long

light or dark: dark

side sweep bangs or full bangs: side sweep bangs

up or down: down



Random:

Rain or shine: shine

Summer or winter: summer

Fall or spring: spring

Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla

East coast or west coast: east coast

I tag all of you to do it!
If you do decide to do it leave your links below


Prettylittlefashionista xxx


Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Laine Blogger Award

I am very happy to be awarded this from BeautyBlog4Ever and BeautyAddict1997



The rules are:


-link back to the blogger who awarded you

-Blog about your reward

- Award five more bloggers and let them know.

The people who I award are:
Tabby from TreasureandTresses
Jennie May from Sailboat
A Thrifty Mrs from A Thrifty Mrs

Please go check out these blogs they are amazing!!

Prettylittlefashionista xxx







Saturday, 9 June 2012

Superdug and Sainsburys Haul

In Sainsburys I picked up a few things. Firstly I picked up Glamour magazine. For those of you who don't know Glamour have teamed up with Benefit to offer three fabulous free gifts. You could choose from Bad Lash mascara, That Gal primer or Porefessional primer. My Sainsburys didn't have the Porefessional primer (yes I was sad enough to look through every Glamour magazine) so I decided to get the primer as I already have a lot of mascaras. I haven't used it yet but I will report back on how good it is. I picked up some nail polish (pretty boring I know) as mine is running out and I don't want to use my entire Bourjois one because it is very difficult to get hold of. I picked up two new things from the Dirty Works range. I already own the facial wipes and the foot butter and I loved them so I thought I'd try some of their other stuff. I bought the body lotion and body spray they smell amazing but I haven't used them yet.


In Superdrug I picked up four things. I got the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation after hearing so many good things about it I decided to purchase it for myself. At the moment you can save £2 instead of being £8.99 it is £6.99. I got mine in the shade Ivory. Next I picked up the MUA BB cream. BB creams are becoming increasingly popular now that summer is here. It offers a light coverage and is an all in one cream that primes, smooths and conceals. Lastly I picked up two Miss Sporty nail polishes as at the moment they are 2 for £2.99 instead of £1.99 each. I picked up Blue Bath and a topcoat called Sparkle Touch it is a gorgeous glitter top coat.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Jubilee ELF Haul






I ordered from Elf again (opps) this time they had three offers to choose from: free delivery, 30% off or a goody bag. I choose the goody bag as I wasn't going to buy too much so I wouldn't qualify for the 30% off.


I started by ordering 2 brushes both from the studio range. The eyeshadow brush and the concealer brush. You can never have too many eyeshadow brushes and the brushes from ELF are so reasonably priced its unreal. I needed a new concealer brush as the one I got in the 10 piece set was way too small to blend in concealer.


I am a big fan of the ELF matte lip colours. I already own one in the shade tea rose so I ordered this one in the shade natural. They are so easy to apply and the colours are beautiful. I find them easier to apply than lipsticks.


I bought 2 lipsticks because I am a little lipstick mad. I love lipsticks and they are the one thing that I wear every day. I bought the shades Classy and Gypsy. I love the ELF lipsticks they are such a great price and are really pigmented also as an added bonus they smell really nice.


The last thing that I ordered was a brightening eye colour in the shade Nymph Dreams. I have a lot of brown shades and this was still a neutral palette but had some other colours that weren't brown. For £1.50 you get 4 eye shadows (bargain)


Now onto the goody bag I got three items a beauty book(£6) the neutral eye edition, a nail polish (£2.50) in the shade light red and an all over colour stick (£1.50) in the shade toasted. I love the concept of these as you can use it on your eyes, face or lips however the colour is not one that I would have chosen but I am still really happy with my order and look forward to trying the products.
Swatches

 


From the top Classy, Gypsy, Natural and Toasted


Swatches from left to right

Saturday, 2 June 2012

How To Make Eyelid Primer

This post is going to be a tutorial on how to make eyelid primer as some primers are just so expensive and this is a cheap and easy alternative which is made using things that most people will have and if you don't you could easily get them.
What you will need
 
So you will need some foundation, body butter, cotton buds and a pot to put your primer in.

I am using an old body butter pot to put the primer in so firstly you need to make sure that your pot is clean. If it had any sort of product in it should come out when you wash it.

1. Start by squirting some foundation into the pot

2. Then add some body butter to the foundation

 3. Using the cotton bud mix the body butter and foundation together until it is all blended together and you are finished and can use it before applying eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow used for this swatch is an eyeshadow by Miss Sporty in the shade Night
Here is a swatch to prove how good it is. the top swatch is without the primer and the top swatch is after the primer.

Products used and where to get them
Body Shop body butter in Coconut
Miss Sporty foundation in the shade Light 
Miss Sporty eyeshadow in the shade Night

Friday, 1 June 2012

May Favourites

I can't believe that it is June already May seemed to go by really quickly. I'm half way through my GCSEs and I can't wait for them to be over. 


I'll talk about my non beauty item first. It is the Hunger Games book. I haven't been reading for a while because I've been revising for my exams but I recently picked up the first book in this trilogy and I loved it I will be going out to get the others and as soon as it comes out on DVD I'll be getting that as well. 


Next is the foot butter by Dirty Works. Dirty Works is a range exclusive to Sainsburys. I love the smell of this it contains coconut oil and shea butter. It leaves my feet smelling and feeling great which is good as the weather has been nicer so I've been wearing more flip flops. I believe that it is on offer at the moment it is usually £2.99 which is a great price but now it is £1.34.


Next is a nail polish by Miss Sporty called Grape Fit. It is the perfect lilac colour. I love most of the Miss Sporty nail polishes as they are really good value and go quite well only two or three coats needed.  At £1.99 they are great value and at Superdrug at the moment they have 3 for 2 across all cosmetics which is an even better reason to go and check it out. 


The net product is a lip balm by Softlips in the flavour French vanilla. I love lip balms as I get quite dry lips so it is important that I have a good lip balm. I love this lip balm it smells amazing and it really moisturises my lips. It also has SPF 20 which is great for summer and gives the lips added protection.


Concealer is a must have and I'm always trying out different ones. This month I have tried the 2true 3 in 1 concealer and I have loved it. The reason I got this was I wanted to try the collection 2000 one but they didn't have my shade in stock so I got this instead. This is a really good concealer especially if you are on a budget. 




This is a swatch of the Rimmel London trio eyeshadow in the shade Lynx . I love all three colours but the two brown colours are my favourites. I got this from a beauty outlet store for £1.99 instead of £4.99. I don't think you can get it in Boots or Superdurg anymore as I couldn't find it on their websites but it should be on ebay.


The last product is a lipstick by MUA in shade 6. I love the colour and it lasts quite along time. I have been really surprised by MUA as a whole make up range I own quite a few of their things and I haven't been disappointed. For those of you who don't know MUA is a range of makeup exclusive to Superdrug it is really great value. Most of their items are either £1 or £2 and the products are really great quality. 

What have been your favourites this month?

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