Friday, 3 June 2011

I've been a good shopper

After going shopping with Matt on the weekend and hardly buying anything I went back in on Tuesday I did much better. You know it's a good shopping trip when you come home with two pairs of shoes. Most of the things I bought were boring work clothes but there were a few gems thrown.

I've used these for the last two days and I'm seriously impressed. My skin has been really quite oily for the last month or so (thank you hormones!) but I've noticed the difference in how well my make up stays put and the pressed powder has really helped how my skin looks. Thanks to the 2 for 3 offer currently in Boots I got the cheaper of the two free.

Both shoes are from New Look, the black shoes were £15.99 and the others were £19.99. I can't decide whether to keep the shoes on the right, they look ok with trousers but not with a skirt/dress. They're suitably smart for work though which I like, what to do?

These beauties were flung over the back gate when I got home. I love them! I can't wait to wear them out tomorrow, they make me almost as tall as Matt.

I was really surprised by this blouse, I saw it on the hanger and wasn't overly thrilled with it but when I tried it on I fell in love with it. It's from Marks and Spencer too! I can see it looking great tucked into a pair of jeans and worn with wedges.

Yesterday was a great day for parcels arriving, my E.L.F order arrived along with two necklaces from Sunken Rose.

How cute is the teapot? It's my new favourite necklace which I put on as soon as it arrived.

By the time this posts I'll be back in town buying the things I forgot to buy on Tuesday. Looks like my shopping mojo is back!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

E.L.F. Nails

Look what turned up today! I ordered this on Monday and it arrived today, I'm very impressed. I made use of the 20% off code on their facebook profile to place my first order, I just wish I had ordered more brushes but this has been a good introduction to E.L.F. so far. I ordered four nail polishes, two complexion brushes (one for blusher and one for my new Witch powder) as well as a lash and eyebrow brush. I've already tried out the nail polishes.

From left to right: Mango Madness, Nude, Berry Pink, Champagne
The photo doesn't do justice of how bright Mango Madness is in the bottle, it's a wonderfully bright coral colour that leans towards the orange side rather than pink. At £1.50 I'm really impressed by them, the consistency of the polish is perfect, not too thick and not too runny. The only gripe I have is that the brush for Mango Madness isn't blunt at the end but that doesn't bother me too much and it didn't alter how it went onto my nails.

Left to right: Mango Madness, Champagne, Berry Pink, Nude - all with two coats.
All of the colours look great with two coats apart from Nude, I'd say it needs three coats to not look transparent. I've decided to go with Mango Madness which I'm hoping will clash in a good way with the blue dress I'm wearing out tomorrow. If the colour hasn't chipped in three or four days (my track record so far) then I'll definitely be buying more, for £1.50 these are a great bargain.

Left - with flash. Right - without flash.
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