Friday, 16 March 2012

March Glossy Box: Harrods edition!!

Hey everyone!

Yeey!! I recieved my March Glossy Box a couple of days ago and was so so pleased with it!! This month was the Harrods edition so included extra special products!! WOOP WOOP!  So I recieved 6 high end products in my box as follows:

First up is a sample (1.5ml) of the Valentino - Valentina perfume! Mmm I love this, its so pretty and floral!! Defo gonna purchase the full size when i'm in duty free next week!

Full size retails for £53 for 50ml

Next up is 4ml of the Shu Uemura cleansing oil!! O.M.G I SERIOUSLY AM IN LOVE!! So my skin is oily, however this winter I have been getting small patches of dry skin on my face and so have been needing extra moisture in my skin! This cleanser goes on like an oil and when water is added in foams up into a milky formula.  My skin felt so soft and moisturized afterwards, and I still have about 2 applications left yeeey!  Think I may have to purchase the full size product, hehe.

Full size retails for £28 for 150ml

OK, so Lancome Hypnose mascara is my fave mascara of all time!! So I was really excited to try the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. Yey I love this mascara, the wand is a wave like shape and is perfect for both your upper and lower lashes!

Full size retails for £21, 6.5 ml

So this was the product I was most excited about!! The SK-II Skin Signature Moisturising Cream.  The sample size is 15ml and leaves my skin feeling really soft and hydrated! OMG this product retails at £127!! I would never be able to try this product out so i'm super super excited about it!! So far so good!

Full size retails at £127, 180g

Another mahoosive YEEEY!! I love Clarins skincare, so was really happy when I recieved the Extra-Firming Body Cream!! The texture feels really rich and luxurious, LOVE LOVE LOVIN IT!!

Full price retails for £39.50, 200ml

So last product in the box is the vitalising vitamin AB and C bath and shower gel by Molton Brown! Soooo refreshing!

Full size retails for £18, 300ml

So to conclude, I am so so so happy with my box this month! I highly recommend Glossy Box to all of you guys.  I calculated that for £12.95, I recieved £41.34 worth of product!

Thanks for reading!!

x x x x x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Nails of the day: Waterlilly

Hey guys!!

This is just a super quick Nails of the day post to show you my current nail colour obsession!!! As you all probably know, pastels are huge this spring/summer so i've been wearing my Topshop Nail Varnish in Waterlilly.....

So this is a very pale Lilac colour that looks almost white! I seriously Love it, it retails for £5 and i'm wearing three coats with my Sally Hansen Double Duty base and top coat!!

What are your favourite pastel nail varnishes??

Thanks for reading!!

x x x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tag: This or That

Hey everyone!

So I saw this tag on Beautyfashionbyme's blog and thought i'd give it a go!! :)

Coke or Pepsi?   Diet Coke all the way!

Icecream or frozen yoghurt?   Definetly Icecream, but I do like a good bit of frozen yoghurt when i'm trying to be healthy.

Clothes or Makeup?  Aaaah tough one! I LOVE both, but i'd probably have to say clothes!  I think if you have a few key makeup products they will get you by, whereas you need a larger selection of clothes to experiment with different looks.

Hairspray or frizz lotion?  Hairspray, I like having a good hold on my hair and lots of volume :)

T.V or Book?  I watch more T.V than I read, however I do like to read and am currently reading 'A Stolen Life' by Jaycee Dugard.

Pool or Beach? Ok I love the beach but if I want to swim I'd prefer the pool because to be honest the sea freaks me out! :p

Water or Soda? Water

Sandals or Boots? Sandaaaals, cos that means its hot !! I LOVE the summer time.

Handbag or backpack? Handbag

Team Jacob or Team Edward?  Sorry guys but not a major fan of this! So neither ha!

Mall or Online shopping? If I know exactly what I need probably Online shopping but if not Mall, or shopping centre here in the UK!

Tennis or Football? Football, I find Tennis boring!

MAC or Maybelline? MAC <3

Thanks for reading guys!!

I tag you, let me know if you do this as i'd love to read it.

x x x x x

Re-kindled LOVE: MAC Lipstick in Faux!!

Hey guys!!

So last week I was going through my lipsticks and I found FAUX by MAC!! Now i've had this for a long time, but haven't worn it in ages. After applying it on Wednesday I have worn it every single day since!  It's always a good idea to regularly go through your makeup collection, cos if your anything like me you forget you have certain products and neglect them a little bit. I love it so much I thought i'd do a quick blog post on it...

Faux is a Satin finish so isn't matte but isn't super glossy either, its somewhere inbetween. The colour is a little hard to explain but here goes.... so to me it is a cool toned medium pink and goes with everything!!  It can be used with a dark, sultry smokey eye for the evening or just mascara in the day for a very natural look!

Today I paired it with a megashine lipgloss from NYX in the colour beige, this is what it looked like.......

Thanks for reading!

What are your favourite nude lipsticks??

x x x x x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Look what I made: Jewelled frame!

Hey guys,

This is just a super quick post to share with you a cute little frame I made! :) Aswell as fashion and beauty I love making and designing my own little things, from photo frames to bath bombs! (oooh, thats a good idea for a new post- i'll show you that soon!)

This is just a plain wooden frame that I got in a pack of 3 from Ikea! I used tiny weeny nail gems, pearl beads from an old bracelet, bigger gems and a couple of fake roses off of on old hair band! I stuck them all on with extra strong craft glue and this was the finished result....

It was pretty time consuming but I had fun doing it and I really love the way it came out.  It just goes to show you really can reuse old bits and bobs to make something really pretty and girly! All I need now is a photo to put in it!

Have you guys made anything recently?

Thanks for reading.

x x x x x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

February Glossy Box! :)


So I recieved my February Glossy Box yesterday so wanted to share it with you guys! Most of you are probably already familiar with it but for those of you who aren't heres a brief description...

So Glossy Box is a monthly subscription that sends you five different high-end samples to try out for £12.95 including postage.  Now I say samples, but they are of an extremely good size and sometimes are even the full size!  While signing up online, you are asked to answer a few beauty questions that are used to tailor the box to suit you! Get your box here

Heres what I recieved this month ( I was really really pleased and I just LOVE how pretty the packaging is!!) I recieved two FULL SIZE PRODUCTS yeeeey!!

So this is the Dr. Bronner's magic organic fair trade hand santizing spray in Lavender, 59ml's (FULL SIZE!)
 Mmmm smells absolutely amazing and LOVE the way its in spray form (super quick and easy but also way more hygenic)

Full size retails for £3.99, 59ml

This is an energising Shower Gel from Como Shambhala , 50ml
Had a shower using this the day I got it and wow!! Super refreshing!

 Full size retails for £20, 300ml

Becca Beach Tint for cheeks and lips in the shade Watermelon, 7ml (This is the FULL SIZE!)
Yeey I was so excited when I saw this because i've never tried anything from Becca before. The colour is gorgeous and tastes like watermelon too! Heres a swatch...

This is a water resistant product as it is designed to be used on a beach! Im going on holiday next month so definetly going to be taking this with me! :)

Full size retails at £20, 7ml


So this is a mineral eyeshadow from BM Beauty in the Shade Noir, 1g (There is so much product in this pot I don't think i'll ever run out)
It is a matte black shade (a must have in any makeup collection)

Full size retails at £7, 2g

So this is the last item, the Styling Treatment Oil from Paul Mitchel, 25ml
 It is a clear, very soft oil in the flavour Wild Ginger.  Can be used in both damp or dry hair to smooth, hydrate and style!

Full size retails at £25.95, 100ml

To summarise I am very pleased with this months box, I calculated that for £12.95 I recieved £37.30 worth of product! Thanks Glossy Box!!

Thanks for reading!! :)

x x x

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tag: Would you rather...

Heeey everyone,

So I came across this tag as I was catching up with all my favourite beauty channels on YouTube, and thought it was really fun and interesting! I thought the questions were pretty funny so I decided to give it a go...

1) Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no make-up?

Messy hair and nice make-up all the waaay!! In my opinion if you have a put on your makeup really nicely no one will really notice your hair as they will just be looking at your lovely face! :D

2) Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

Aaaaaaah!!!!!! Neither!! If I had to HAD TO choose I would shave my eyebrows because you can always have them tattooed back on. Also my eyebrows grow super quick so they would probably grow back over time.

3) Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
Well seeing as I live in the UK I can't shop at Sephora!! I'm gonna switch Sephora for Boots instead.....Sooooo, I'd rather shop at Boots for the rest of my life than Mac because they sell many different brands and have a larger variety of beauty products!

4) Would you rather wear the lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
80's perm, I adore big curly hair and wish I had it :(

5) Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Tricky one- I would say obvious foundation line because thats easier to fix, hehe.

6) Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?
MC Hammer pants all the way baby!

7) Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?
Well I never spray tan so I guess tan lines...atleast they are natural!

8) Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
DEFO bad hair colour cos that can be rectified easier than a hair cut.

9) Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?

10) Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
I LOVE makeup brushes buuuut HELLOOO who can go without mascara forever??!! But then again makeup brushes make everything look so much more blended and flawless and you could always wear fake lashes!!  Ok, i'll go for makeup brushes with no mascara! booooo :(

Thanks for reading lovelys!

I tag you if your reading <3

x x x

Nails of the day 'Studded Black Rock nails'

Hey guys!!

So today I thougt i'd do another Nails of the Day post as I just created this look and was really happy with how they came out! Woop :) I decided to go for an edgy rock look, this is how I went about it...

So firstly I used 2 coats of Barry M's Nail varnish in black, once this was completely dry I used Sally Hansen's Double Duty top coat. While this was still wet I added four gold studs to my ring and pointer finger! I bought these off of Ebay and also have them in silver, you can create such fun and interesting looks with them! I then sealed them into place with another layer of top coat. This was the end result......

To emphasise my rock inspired look further, I added my gold studded black leather look bangles from Primark!

Thanks for reading :)

x x x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

TAG: How much does your face cost....

I saw this tag on my friend Nat's blog and I thought i'd give it a go, yeeeeeey! So below are the makeup products I use on my face EVERY single freaking day without fail ,excluding makeup brushes.  I love eyeshadows but I wouldn't typically reach for them everyday, so i've missed them out! :)
1) VIVO Primer £6
2) MAC Studio Sculp foundation in NC42 £23
3) COLLECTION 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19
4) BARE MINERALS Mineral Veil Powder in Tinted £20
5) NATURAL COLLECTION duo in Mocha/Latte for brows £1.99
6) NATURAL COLLECTION Clear Mascara for brows £1.99
7) LOREAL Carbon Gloss Super Liner £6.49
8) RIMMEL Scandaleyes Mascara £6.99
9) My blush always changes, but lately i've been reaching for SLEEK's Flamingo £4.30
10) I always seem to switch my highlighter up aswel, but today I used REVLON's All over glow in Polar Pink £1.99
11) MAC's Angel Lipstick £13.50
12) ELF Glossy Gloss in Sweet Salmon £3.50

Below are the products numbered in the order I listed them.

My face costs a total of ....... £93.94
At first I was shocked, but then I realised all of these things literally last me months so I think its worth it! :)

TAG TAG TAG, I TAG everyone! I love having a nose at what other people use!!!


Monday, 13 February 2012

Mini Haul

Hey guys,

So I went on a little mini shopping spree with my good friend and fellow beauty blogger Nat ( her link will be down below) and thought i'd show you what I picked up! :)

So first up was TopShop, they are having a major sale on their jewellery! (and I am an absolute sucker for jewellery) I had to really control myself though cos I'm trying to save at the minute, so I limited myself to three items.

First up are these two gold rings. The one on the left is a gold double skull ring, the peach coloured gems in the skull eyes and band give this edgy ring a girly touch! The second ring is sooo pretty and glam, for £1.50 each I just couldn't resist.

I had been eyeing this spiky silver bracelet up for ages but just couldn't justify paying £11.50 for it, (its original price) when I saw it was marked down to £1.50 I was like yeeeeey!

Then we went into Boots, Natural Collection had an offer on for 3 for £5. I picked up the Lipstick in Biscuit, Blusher in Pink Cloud and Eyeliner in Olive Green.

NATURAL COLLECTION is one of those brands that i'm just not drawn to, but after the hype over the NATURAL COLLECTION blushes I thought i'd try this one out! So far so good, i'm loving it! I've also fallen in love with this lipstick, its just the perfect nudey brown, defo gonna pick up a few more blushes and lipsticks from them next time I'm in boots.

I love the PIXIWOO sisters and got so excited when I saw Boots are now stocking Sam's brushes,
 this was the last brush left out of ALL the Real Techniques brushes, the shader brush so I had to grab it!

This brush was £7.99 but I used my Boots Points so I got it free! Yeeeeey!

Boots are also doing a 3 for 2 on Champneys products, these are the three I picked out!

MEDITERRANEAN BLISS SHIMMERING BODY OIL: OMG, this makes your skin super smooth, smells delish and gives your skin the most amazing sun kissed shimmer!
THAI ROYALE BEAUTY OIL: Can be used as both a moisturising oil or massage oil.
RELAXING PILLOW MIST: Lavender scented mist to relax you before bed.

So the last place I visted was Clinton Cards, I picked up three Mini Yankee Candles in Pink Sands (which I've already started to burn) Vanilla Cupcake and Christmas Cookie (which I gave to my boyfriend)


Hope you enjoyed my little haul girlies! Thanks for reading!

My twitter: @IndigoOlivia
My beautiful friend Nat

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Nails of the Day!!

Hey Guys,

So...I LOVE to switch my nails up and try different looks out! I probably paint my nails three times a week (yes I'm sad) but I just can't stand chipped nails and get bored really quickly!

So this is the look I created yesterday.....

So I'm wearing a hot pink colour on three fingers, and shiny gold nail wraps from NAILS ROCK on my other two fingers.  I then paired it with a gold and pink ring to finish the look :)

The pink I used was by ORLY but im not sure on the shade as it rubbed off!! Grrrrrr. This is a matte finish, so I added my SALLY HANSEN top coat as I wanted a shiny finish to the look. I bought mine at BOOTS.

You can find these on ASOS at BOOTS and TOPSHOP :) They are pretty easy to use, but can take some time to get used to.  Just match the size to your nail and heat with a hairdryer.


Whats your favourite current nail trend??

Thanks for reading, speak soon :)


My Twitter: @IndigoOlivia

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Makeup look of the day!

Hey Guys,

So today I had a few little errands to run...I couldn't be bothered wearing alot of makeup but still wanted to look nice, so I went for a classic winged liner and red lip look! Here are a few pics I took....

So here is the finished look, It was sooo quick an easy yeey!

I used....
VIVO Primer
COLLECTION 2000's concealer in SHADE 04
NATURAL COLLECTION eyeshadow duo in MOCHA/LATTE through my brows followed by their clear mascara to set
LOREAL Carbon gloss liquid liner
RIMMEL Scandaleyes mascara
MAC mineralise blush in THE SOFT MEOW
SLEEK highlighter from their contour kit in MEDIUM
MAC lipstick in RUBY WOO
NYX lipliner in PLUSH RED

This is my eyelashes after two coats of the RIMMEL Scandaleyes mascara....its amaaazzzeeeballs!!!

Thanks for reading guys, whats your go to makeup when your in a rush?

Follow me on twitter: @indigoolivia

Speak soon