Tuesday, 28 August 2012

What's in my travel make up bag?

I recently spent a lovely week in Devon and thought I would write a post about the make up I took with me. On a day to day basis I wear very simple make up, so this isn't going to be the most exciting 'What's in my travel make up bag' you will ever read but I still decided to share it with you. 

 Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation
 Soap and Glory's Thick & Fast mascara, I love this but mine is finally needing to be replaced.
 MUA (now not so clear) mascara which I use to set my eyebrows after I have filled them in.
 Balance Me Rose Otto lip balm
 Revlon lip butter in Cupcake
 L'oreal Caresse lip stick in Tempting Lilac
 Collection lasting perfection concealer which has definitely seen better days now that I have lost the lid!
 Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
Rimmel eyes hadow quad in 'Smoky Brun', I use the darkest colour from this quad on my eyebrows and the lightest colour as a highlight in the corner or my eyes
Soap and Glory eye liner pencil in black
Real Techniques blush brush
Eco Tools powder brush
Random eye liner brush from Sainsburys
Collection Highlighting concealer
MUA eye liner pencil in brown
MUA mosaic blush in 'English Rose'
Cath Kidston make up bag

Oh, on a side note, I took these pictures on the window sill in the living room of the cottage we rented for the week. I really wish I had a window sill like this! The lighting and space were good for taking pictures which is something I don't have in my own house.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Current Wants!

I recently had a rummage through all of my make up and have decided - on top of my nail polish ban - to not buy any make up for a while, besides things I need, so that I can give some of the products I already own some attention and use some of the products up. This means I am very quickly racking up lots and lots of things that I want to buy.

1. Macadamia hair mask - I have very dry hair and have heard so many good things about the Macadamia range but so far have not used any of their products! 
2. Sleek Pout Polishes in Powder Pink and Perfection Peach (phew, that's a lot of P's!) - I currently have one of Sleek's Pout Polishes in Cadillac Pink and really like it, so I want to try a couple more in different colours.
3. OPI's 'There's nothin' mousie 'bout it' - I don't know why but this polish has got me really interested. I don't usually seem to like polishes with big chunks in the them but the hearts in this polish are so sweet and I'm really interested to see what designs you could make with it!
4. The Body Shop body lotion in Chocomania - I recently smelled these little body lotions in The Body Shop and they smell absolutely amazing! The chocolate ones are the ones I want to pick up next!
5. Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer - This is one of the two products on my list I plan to purchase soon as I'm about to finish up the one I'm currently using and don't have any other concealers.
6. Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch concealer - This is another product I plan to get soon as I'm not too in love with the Lasting Perfection one and want to compare this one too it.
7. Real Techniques blush brush - I already own one of these blush brushes but think another one would be useful for different colours blushes.
8. OPI Ridge Filler - I have recently noticed I have a couple of ridges on my finger nails and have heard good things about this ridge filler. I'd be interested to see how it works.
9. Cath Kidston lip balm in Bluebell - I have never used a Cath Kidston lip balm and the bluebell one sounds like an interesting flavour!

What are your current favourites?

Sunday, 5 August 2012

NOTD: Natural Collection's 'Shimmer Pink'

Today's Nail of the day is Natural Collection's 'Shimmer Pink'. I have a few Natural Collection polishes and I have to say, I really like them! They're cheap, they have nice colours and they apply nicely. 

Shimmer Pink is a pink based polish with silver micro glitter in it. This is such an easy and simple colour to wear but the glitter just gives it that extra little something. This one is a little sheer (pictured is four coats) but I was pleased with how it ended up, so for once I didn't mind having to layer it on.

Natural Collection polishes are available in Boots for £1.89.

Do you own any Natural Collection polishes?

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wisley RHS Garden

A year or two ago we went to the Butterfly house at Wisley in Surrey, but it was the middle of the winter and freezing cold, so we didn't really look around properly and at the time said we would go back during the summer and on Monday we finally we did.

Wisley belongs to the Royal Horticultural Society and is a huge (and I mean HUGE) open space boasting many collections of beautiful plants, flowers and a huge 'Fruit Field'. There is also a 'Garden under glass' which at certain times of the year houses their butterflies. If you're like me and love taking photos of flowers, then you will love this place. If you're not but would still like somewhere pretty to visit this is a place I would definitely recommend because it is absolutely beautiful!

I took lots of photos while we were there and thought I would share some of them with you.


Have you ever visited Wisley?
If you would like to read more about Wisley or find out information on visiting/prices, you can visit their website by clicking here.