Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Just a quick life update......

Hello, my lovelies!

I just wanted to drop in very quickly and apologise for the lack of posts over the last week or so, and for not responding to your comments yet..........

You need not worry, I've just been taking a bit of time to look after myself and sort through a few things. We're also preparing for a visit from my mum and dad this weekend so we've been busy sorting out the flat.

Rest assured, normal services will resume shortly, but please know that I genuinely appreciate each and every person who leaves a comment or follows my blog.

Hope y'all have a great week + weekend!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A bright FOTD - Sugarpill and Geek chic cosmetics

Last night, I felt the urge to put all the Sugarpill on mah face. I've been favouring more muted make-up looks recently and I felt the need to inject some colour back into my life. 

I love every single Sugarpill product I own, and if I want to feel bright and sparkly, I tend to reach for one of their pressed or loose shadows.

If you're in the UK, you can purchase Sugarpill from love make-up and cocktail cosmetics.

I must also comment on my lipstick which can be purchased here. This is the first time I've used my little pwny from Geek chic and I'm absolutely in love with it! The colour is really unusual but still flattering and the formula is incredibly moisturising. 

Revlon Colourstay Ivory
Illamasqua rich liquid 105
La Femme Taupe eye shadow (contour)
Sugarpill Lumi (highlight)
Sugarpill Dollipop as blush

MUA primer
Sugarpill Darling
Sugarpill Goldilux
Sugarpill poison plum
Sugarpill dollipop
Revlon vintage lace (brow bone highlight)
Collection 2000 big fake mascara
UD Perversion liquid liner
Rimmel nude eye kohl (waterline)
Illamasqua brow cake "Stark"

Geek chic cosmetics my little pwny joystick

What make-up lifts your spirits? 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A very tiny peek at my stash

I feel like I'm constantly reorganising or tweaking my stash storage and I do plan on posting a stash storage/room tour video in the very near future! Until then, here is a little peek........

Friday, 9 November 2012

FATshion Friday - OOTD

Today's outfit features not only my epic badunkadunk, but also lots of clothes I bought aaaaages ago that are no longer available in the shops, thus possibly causing much frustration. Don't hate, on either of those counts.....

Keep reading for more pictures and a breakdown.....

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Notamakeupsnob is on bloglovin!

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That's right, boys and girls! You can now follow this blog on bloglovin :)

A little bit of Instagram......

This is my first time updating from my phone, so do let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

I've been trying to use Instagram a bit more frequently of late. I'm still not the sort of person to take dozens of photos a day but it has encouraged me to pay more attention to my surroundings.

If you fancy following me on Instagram my username is notamakeupsnob.

Let me know your username in the comments as I love finding new people to follow :)

I leave you with a few of the pictures I've taken recently..........

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Recent Empties

I’m jumping on the bandwagon because I really love empties posts and videos. You know the drill, so let’s get stuck in!

Naked rescue intensive care Shampoo and Conditioner
I will be posting a thorough review of these products soon as they have become HG for me. SLS free shampoo is much kinder to my chemically treated hair and I have noticed a massive difference in the longevity of my colour since starting to use the shampoo. The conditioner is beautiful too and it treats my tresses to some TLC but without all the silicones. On top of all that, these products smell yummy!
Repurchase? I already have!

Etat Pur Zinc Gluconate
This is part of the pure actives range available from Etat Pur. Zinc Gluconate is supposed to address spots, blemishes and rebalance sebum secretion. I purchased this because I suffer with a lot of hormonal acne on my chin and this stuff has sorted my face right out. My chin area used to be very congested and often very spotty. Using this twice a day for a few weeks has done wonders for my skin. After about 3 weeks of using it I found that I didn’t need to apply it every day, only when I felt like I might be about to break out again. The real beauty of this product, however, is that it didn’t cause any irritation whatsoever on my sensitive skin.
Repurchase? Yes! I think I’ll always want to have a bottle of this on hand in future!

Aquolina Pink Sugar EDT
A very lovely lady in the states picked up a bottle of this for me as it can be quite hard to source for a reasonable price in the UK. It's a shame, because this is one of my favourite scents, and certainly my favourite non indie scent. It is nauseatingly sweet but with a very subtle tartness that prevents it from being headache inducing. This is definitely not a grown up, empowered scent, but it's lovely nonetheless. 
Repurchase? Yes, if I can get my hands on some for a decent price.

Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry shower gel
I do love Original Source products and this shower gel was pleasant enough but the scent (which smells very much like milkshake) wasn't anything special and I didn't feel like it did anything that a supermarket own brand shower gel couldn't do.
Repurchase? No.

Bath and BodyWorks Vanilla Berry Sorbet Pocket Bac
I like to keep a mini hand sanitiser in my handbag at all times, and B+BW pocket bacs are my sanitiser of choice. I find many berry scents to be a bit too acidic so I was quite surprised by how much I fell in love with this. Again, these can be quite hard to get hold of in the UK and the prices on ebay are ridiculous, BUT if you have a friend in the US I recommend you ask if they could pick a few up for you.
Repurchase? Yep, always!

Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive lip balm
I have a slight obsession with Rose scented products of late, so when I saw this was a magazine freebie a couple of months ago, I snapped it up! This smells delicious and the balm did a decent job of keeping my lips hydrated, but I've recently discovered Carmex (I know, I'm VERY late to the party) and I feel that it does a far better job at a fraction of the price.

Friday, 2 November 2012

FATshion Friday - A very pink OOTD

Happy Friday, my lovelies! 

I hope that you're all gearing up for a fun weekend......

Unfortunately, we couldn't get a full length picture of this outfit in which I wasn't scowling, but you get to see my beautiful winter coat and my fabulous purple lip.

The coat is from Very - if you plan on purchasing this I would definitely recommend sizing up as it's a tight fit.

The dress is from Tesco but was purchased at the beginning of the year - sorry.

My glorious purple pout is courtesy of OCC Beladonna lip tar. I am absolutely obsessed with it and if you love purple lips you really need to get your hands on this pronto!

On the rest of my face I'm wearing my usual Revlon colourstay/Illamasqua rich liquid foundation mix, Illamasqua Morale blush, Sugarpill flamepoint on my eyebrows, MUA pearl eye shadow (01) and a quick flick of Eyeko purple liquid liner.

Oh, and here is a picture of my lovely new bag which I bought from Primark last week. It's quite large, but that suits me fine as I carry all sorts of crap about with me.

That's all for now!