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20 Sep 2012

H&M home bargains

I've known that H&M have had a home department for a while but I've never looked into it properly before. The other day I was just browsing through the site (as I do a lot...) and noticed there were some really nice, affordable items in this section of their site and thought that it might be something of interest to other people out there.


 
Hope you enjoyed this post - let me know if you have ever bought anything from H&M home and what kind of quality things were.
 
 
18 Sep 2012

My Fashionista Palette - Blush and Bronze


 
 
 
I've been eyeing up getting one of these palettes for a while now, since seeing quite a few other bloggers mention them. The idea is you buy a variety of 4 different eyeshadows, blushers or bronzers and fill up one of these palettes with your selections. Individually the blushes and bronzers cost £4 and the palette on its own costs £5, however superdrug are doing a deal where you get a palette and 4 items and the palette for £10, a saving of £11! I literally couldn't resist, such a bargain considering you have complete freedom in terms of what you put in it. The packaging is also really great, it comes in a choice of red or black and has a huuuge mirror on the inside which is super useful.
 
I chose to go for 2 blushes and 2 bronzers, one shimmery and one matte. As you can see above the shades are all really pigmented, the matte ones are a little powdery but nothing I can't live with. The colours I went for were:
 
  • London - A baked shimmery pink blush. I was a little apprehensive about how this would look on me as I don't own any other colours like this however it translates to a really pretty colour on the cheeks.
  • Butterscotch - A matte dusky pink shade. This blush is super pigmented so you need to use a light hand but at least that means it should last a long time. Again this is a really nice colour and one that I have been wearing a lot recently.
  • Paris - A matte bronzer. I have been using this as a contour and again a light hand is needed but I think it works really well.
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  • Barcelona - A light shimmery bronzer. Although this is marketed as a bronzer I thought this would be a nice highlight colour for the tops of the cheeks and brow bone. I have tried this a few times and really like it so far.
Overall I'm really impressed with the quality of this palette and will definitely get a lot of use out of it.
 
Has anyone else got one of these palettes? Do you like it?
 
16 Sep 2012

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 05

You may have noticed (but probably not...) that I haven't blogged for a long time. This is pretty much because I moved house and started a new job at the same time so its taking me a while to get into a proper routine which means blogging has been put on hold a little, however, I am planning on writing some more blog posts today that I can schedule for the rest of the week.

Now, onto the review. I picked up some new makeup bits this weekend and am excited to share some of them with you, one of them being a Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick by Rimmel. I normally don't go for pink lipsticks but have been wanting to stretch my wings a bit so I went for shade 05 which I would describe as a dusky, rose pink that is quite bright but not to in-your-face (I'm rubbish at describing colours sorry!)





I was a bit nervous about how this colour would look on me but I actually really like it and can see myself wearing it a lot - it brightens up your face without being to over the top. The lipstick itself is really creamy to apply and although I haven't worn it for a whole day yet the staying power seems really good. I have heard a lot of good things about these lipsticks and I am excited to try some of the other colours in the range. 

You can get these lipsticks for £5.49 from Boots - I think they are a bargain considering the price of other drugstore lipsticks on the market.