Friday, 31 July 2009
It's a perfect colour and texture match, 100% human hair. I had them sewn in again, incase you don't know what that means, it's when part of the hair is corn rowed (braided) and then the hair weft is sewn onto that. I had mine done at an afro carribean hair salon.
16inch hair weft £23.49
I have 4 rows, each row costs £5.
I always straighten my hair before I go, so that it's easier to work with. However, when it is curled my hair looks much better, I shall be getting my conical wand out tonight :)
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
On my lips I'm wearing, L'oreal's Cappuccino lipliner, and NYX sweetheart lipgloss.
On my eyes I have on Mac Naked Lunch, Tempting and Coppering e/s. I have blacktrack fluidline and Mac Zoomlash mascara which is now finished. I have so far completed 2 items for project 5 pan! :)
We then decided we were due for a shopping trip, I love going shopping with my mum, it's the best! I got this beautiful jersey coral dress from mango for half price. I plan on wearing it on Friday night, I will be sure to do an outfit post!
We then popped into Accessorize as it was 70% off, my mummy treated me to these lovely bangles...
and this gorgeous necklace....
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Image: Taken by moi in the garden!How have I been using lemon juice? First of all I only do this in the morning...
- Washing my face normally with chosen cleanser (lukewarm water)
- Pat dry
- Squeezing lemon juice into the palm of my hand and splashing onto face
- leave on for 5mins
- Rinsing off with cold water.
- Pat dry
- Apply moisturiser *optional
Why did I start using lemon juice? My mother in law recommended I try it as this is the remedy that was passed down to her from her grandmother. She said she suffered with acne at one point in her life and that lemon juice had been her saviour and that she hasn't had to use it since.
I thought I would give it a try seen as it's an inexpensive experiment! I have been doing this for 3 days now and I can see a great difference. Once you apply the lemon juice it stings like hell, well it did on me anyway - I was flapping my hands and jumping up and down but it's worth it - it's not that bad :) don't be scared. Lemon juice contains Alpha-hydroxy Acid (AHA) which kills off dead skin cells and promotes new cell growth.
What is it good for? Acne and scarring. Apparently lemon juice is also good to lighten the skin tone?
Some people use this as a treatment overnight, this will probably be fine for people with oily skin, but my skin is dry and sensitive so 5mins every morning is enough.
What experiences have you had with lemon juice?
Friday, 24 July 2009
1. What is your favourite item of clothing?
2. What are your biggest obsessions?
My skin, my accessories, flowers, tanning, space saving storage techniques lol and holidays!
3. Who inspires you?
People who have overcome difficulties, share and think of others.
4. Who is your favourite designer and why?
I don't have a favourite designer, I like quite a few! However, Alexander McQueen has always stood out for me because of his ability to mix different themes into a unique modern garment. I also like Lanvin, Cristopher Kane and Missoni.
5. What is your favourite song ever?
Wow, this is such a hard one, but I love Mariah Carey, Nars & Joe - Make it last forever, brings back memories!
6. What is your favourite song right now?
Ah I really couldn't say, I'm quite old skool :) Justin Timberlake - Like I love you, is always a favourite!
7. If you were a sweetie what would you be?
8. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet - what words would you use to describe your rainbow?
Russian red, Blood orange, green grass, electric blue, indigo shmindigo, violet pigment! Not sure if I answered this correctly :) Whatever!
9. What is your favourite films?
Check my profile!
10. Who is your favourite actor?
11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Tahiti, Hawaii, Maldives, Santorini, Australia, Antalya, Bahamas....
12. What are your 3 favourite smells?
Roses, washing powder and chocolate.
13. What are your 3 favourite tastes?
Chocolates, fresh fruit and rose flavoured ice cream - mmmm!
14. What is your most treasured possession?
A scroll poem that my husband wrote for me on my 21st birthday, he burnt and stained the paper and hand wrote the special words and sealed it with deep red candle wax!
15. What did you always want to be / do when you grew up!
I always wanted to be a designer!
16. If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be?
17. If someone made a short film about your life, who would play you?
Me of course!
18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?
Relaxing in the sunshine reading a book with an ice cold drink
19. If you were a flower what would you be?
20. Tell me one random thing... be it your favourite line from a song, scene from a movie or quote from a book.....or tell me about something that you love.
Oooo Daniel Son!
Anna - The Style Diet
Helen - Hele Says
Sherona - SweetestSinSheroon
Aleksis - Alpha Blonde
Katrina - Katrina is a princess
....and anyone else who wants to do this tag!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
It's such a gorgeous and unique colour, perfect for the summer. As soon as I received it I put it on my toes and fell in love, this is definitely my favourite Barry M nail paint and perhaps my favourite amongst other brands too! It's just SO pretty! I am obsessed with it - hence the little collage I did on photoshop with the flamingo's... how gracious of them to present it to you on my blog :) Image of flamingo taken from here.
We picked some raspberry's from the garden, sat them in water for a while... then boiled them and added some sugar! It tastes beautiful!! It's so rewarding to make something yourself...
I then decorated the jars with some fabric...
How cute are they? I love them, I just had to share it with you! I know it's not makeup or fashion related but this kind of decoration and creativity can also be applied to decorating brush holders or personalising clothes! But then again.... if we eat good food like this; it will benefit us and beautify our outside in different ways! :)
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
I leave you with an image for a feel of how I want my dream house in the future to look like, we don't plan on living in the UK forever, somewhere exotic will be nice :) My favourite type of house would be a old rustic Greek style house with gorgeous climbing flowers all over it! What's yours?
Image created by moi on Polyvore. x X x
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
The 1st week I was eating healthily, wearing hardly any makeup and using honey.
The 2nd week I was eating healthily, wearing a moderate amount of makeup and not using honey.
The 1st week my skin was much clearer and I was actually feeling comfortable without any makeup with no new spots to report.
This week I reached out to the foundation as I had an outburst of spots on the sides of my face and I scar quite easily so I was having to cover up. I stopped using the honey as I had ran out, I'm wondering if this had anything to do with it or I got the spots because I started wearing foundation again?!
However the 2nd week was the end of my menstrual cycle, so more than likely they were hormonal or perhaps even stress related. I'm really not sure.
My problem is that once I see even the smallest spot I have to squeeze it, it's like I have some magnetic connection that I have no control over. Yesterday an underskin spot emerged just under my cheekbone which hurt SO bad. I squeezed it, but no joy, it was not squeezable. So, like an idiot I attacked it with a hot needle to burst it (I know this is wrong but, like I said I can't help it) and still no joy. So I had to put loads of salicylic acid on it to calm it down.
I'm just so fed up, I know if I relaxed and stopped picking, squeezing and attacking my spots they would be alot better. luckily for me, the honey is really helping diminish the scars. Currently I am sitting here typing this with honey slathered all over my face :)
What I need to do is choose a skincare routine and stick to it, I was enjoying using the Garnier Pro X range, but I really want to try the Luxtural range also. Or, do I just go back to Neal's Yard? Oh this is just too much!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
This range is rumoured to be favourites of Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Joy Bryant. This suggestion alone made me want to see what all the fuss is about. So, when I was approached by Luxtural I jumped at the chance of testing them out.
These are the 3 products which I have been sent and used in this order;
Mystique Fountain Facial Deep Hydration Rainy Mist 100ml $78.00
Silk Premonition Facial Deep Moisturising Anti Aging Lotion 40ml $150.00
Sophisticated Veil Facial Anti Aging Deep Moisturising Serum 35ml $186.00
My initial thoughts on this range is that it's very expensive compared to my target price range for skincare. The packaging is sleek, pretty and practical, I like the fact that the two of them have pump applicators for hygiene reasons. The fancy names such as mystique, silk and sophisticated may cause controversy as they are not the usual descriptive words that skincare companies use.
I have only used the products twice so far and the first thing I can say is I am pleasantly surprised by the scent of them; it has a hint of sweetness mixed with the smell of rain and flowers with some spicy extracts. The formulas are very light and easily absorbed into skin.
I will be doing a full review of the 3 products after a couple of weeks, I have never been so enticed by skincare products! My mission to see whether it's true that we get what you pay for has commenced. Have you heard of this brand? If so, what are your thoughts?
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Here's what it looks like:
It's a lustre, so it's quite sheer but still very pigmented and moist looking. This is the perfect coral colour for the summer, teamed with a tan and lots of bronzer, this will look "the bomb"!
Cheeks: Barry M bronzer, Nars Albatroos and Mac Gold Deposit msf.
What's your summer staple lip shade and what do you team it with?
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
For some reason these colours bring out the golden green tones in my eyes... my eyes are weird, they change from brown to hazel, orange, yellow to green...
Firstly I present to you "Natural Flare" eyeshadow quad from the CC collection by Mac. The whole collection looked amazing, I wanted everything but I had to be sensible. The quads all looked beautiful, but I love my golden earth tones and natural flare just screamed at me.
Once I swatched them, my jaw dropped, they are just so pretty, I love the glitter in them. they have a rustic edge which I like. It was £14, I think that's a fair price for four mineralised eye shadows. In my opinion these colours aren't easily duped. The orange gold is my favourite, it's super gorgeous!
I had a back to Mac ready so I asked my hubby to pick me a lipstick, first he went for "Fresh Brew" but I already had that, then he looked at "Made with love" from the CC collection and was like "try that" I thought it was too bright, but it's actually not. It's a lustre, so it's quite sheer. It's a perfect coral shade with an ever so slight blue tinge to it.
Everything from CC looked fabulous, I didn't have much time to swatch everything, but I definitely want more :) the 131 brush looked OK, I don't think it's as big as what I expected though. Colour Crafted lipstick was nice, I nearly got that, which is a bright nude pink but I decided I have too many nudes. Will keep you updated with my thoughts!
I also managed to snap Nars Albatross from a blog sale recently, it's the perfect highlighter for your upper cheekbones and brow bone. I have been wearing it everyday since I got it. It's like a pressed version of Mac's Vanilla pigment.
I had some French Connection vouchers, so again I let my hubby choose for me :) he's so cute! He picked this gorgeous print top! I love it, it looks sooo lovely on!
We spent AGES in Hollister! I seriously wanted everything, I love the relaxed surfer style! I like to dress up but I also like to dress down! In the end we chose this turquoise tight top which looks amazing on! Love it! My hubby got quite a few things which he looks amazingly hot in!
Monday, 13 July 2009
You have truly grown to be a very handsome man, I still see the teenager in you when I look into your eyes though. :) We have spent some lovely years together and hopefully many MANY more! Enjoy your day! Lots of love from your nittle one! x X x
You mean more to me today than the day we first met,
The sweet moments we shared, I will never forget.
I love you more and more each day, you are my best friend,
My love, trust and respect for you will never end!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
The day cream has an SPF factor of 20 and is effective against UVA. This is highly important for me as our face needs to be protected from the sun at all times! The texture of this cream is very creamy and moisturising, the scent is quite pleasant. Half a pump is enough for the whole face. A whole pump really makes the face look greasy!
The intensive night cream is also highly moisturising and again has the same pleasant scent, a whole pump of this is sufficient. It really feels like a good bedtime treat! I love the packaging of these - the pumps really clever as I hate dipping my hand into pots for hygiene reasons!
I love it and will keep repurchasing it forever, it has a gorgeous fruity scent and I love the yellow packaging, perfect to brighten my day!
CLEAN SENSITIVE - MOISTURE INFUSION CLEANSING WATER
PURE ACTIVE - DEEP PORE UNCLOGGING WASH
1) I am very punctual, being on time is a major deal for me, I can't stand people who make me wait! If I'm late by 5 minutes I start sweating and have a mini panic attack!
2) When putting the food shopping on the conveyor belt, I have to make sure that all items are strategically placed in a neat and tidy order. People who chuck their stuff on randomly make me look at them in horror. :)
3) I can't stand dry hands, it makes me feel really queasy and disgusting and thought of it makes me clench my fist.
4) I am of Turkish origin, most of my family are from Bursa, which is in the Marmara region of Turkey and was the first Ottoman state. However, some of my great gran parents are of Bulgarian and / or Greek descent. I also think we have some kind of Mongolian in us, as many from our family also look Chinese. The rest is unknown, I have enquired deeper, but everybody just looks at me with a blank face.
5) I am quite obsessed with gift wrapping, everything has to be perfect or I'll scrunch it up and start again, there's nothing more frustrating than a badly wrapped gift! :)
6) I can't stand fresh tomato's, the seeds make me shiver.
7) As a child, I was rather annoying, I was a spoilt little so and so! Ughhh I cant stand spoilt kids!
8) Me an my hubby read every single ingredient in our food at the supermarket. We don't eat processed food, additives, artificial flavours and sweeteners and only eat halal food which means that we have to make sure our food is suitable for vegetarians.
9) I love cooking, I really enjoy combining flavours and textures, but more importantly I'm crazy about the presentation of food, I think if I was on "Come dine with me" I would be the perfect host. I even own a napkin folding book!
10) I discovered the wonders of makeup tutorials on YouTube whilst trying to find out towel folding techniques - that's how crazy I am :)
I am currently using Rowse pure honey in a squeeze tub - no mess!
I must also stress that I have been on a SUPER healthy diet and exercising regularly, so basically all of these changes have had a positive impact!
Last night I went out as it was a special night, and I needed "smokey eyes", I refused to go out without my "slap" :) FYI: These photos were taken when we got back home!
Here's what I wore on my face:
BB Tinted moisturiser - Only a teeny tiny bit, usually I would use 3X this amount!
Boing concealer only under the eyes.
Mac msf natural applied with 187 brush.
Nars Laguna applied with 187 brush.
Nars Sertao as blush.
I would never normally use a 187 to apply my msf or Laguna, but I wanted a light application for a natural look. I would usually use my 134, I have to say I was impressed, as it didn't look "too much", I will be pulling this trick more often!
On my eyes I wore:
All shadows from Urban Decay book of shadows!
Mayhem all over the lid and lower lashline, Perversion in the crease and Grifter on inner corners. (Mayhem is my favourite colour from the book of shadows)
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero, on upper and lower lashline and Mac Zoomlash mascara.
On the lips I wore, Gosh Darling lipstick, and a dab of Too faced lip injection extreme teamed with L'oreal Cappuccino lipliner.
And finally here's what I wore....