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Friday, 15 March 2013

MUA haul!!!

Hey bloggers! So at the weekend, I decided to buy lots of MUA products to brighten up my day...literally! Out of the many items I bought, I thought I'd share with you, the 2 items that I am most impressed with. (And by 'impressed' with, I mean the 2 items that I feel are just as good as the ones that I currently use).
The first item that I wanted to tell you about is the new MUA 'Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter'. I was a bit skeptical reading the description on the back of the compact, which claims 'lightweight powder that transforms your complexion with luminescent shimmer'. I really didn't think that such a cheaply priced illuminating powder could create the same effects as my more expensive No.7 illuminator. How wrong was I!!!!!! I love this stuff!!!
It has a slightly pink colour to it, and is so lightweight that I really couldn't tell that I was wearing it. I used it to highlight my cheek bones, brow bones, my d├ęcolletage and my cupids bow! J'adore!!!
The second item that I wanted to share with you is also new from MUA, and is the 'Bronzed Perfection' Matt Bronzer. Matt bronzer is what it's all about in my opinion, as I find shimmery bronzers a little out there! I hate to look shiny all over!!! Anyway, this bronzer is lovely, the colour is deep but I find that you can achieve a lighter colour by simply blowing any excess from your make up brush. The texture is really smooth and silky, and it blends into the skin well. I could easily replace my Rimmel bronzer with this one and at half the price of a Rimmel bronzer, it's a steal!!! I dust this bronzer lightly over my entire face, neck and chest, applying slightly more above my collar bone to allow my highlighter to stand out.
Do you have any favourite MUA products? Have you tried the highlighter and bronzer? Let me know :)

Chow for now lovelies,

Love Kirsty xxx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Yummy Yankee Candles

I recently bought myself some new scented candles and candle holder from the local Hallmark shop. My candles of choice....Yankee candles! Let me just tell you now before I continue...I will never buy any other scented candles again! Yankee candles not only have the most beautiful scents, but they last so much longer than your average candle and they full your entire home with your chosen smell. They are AMAZING!
I opted for a number of different scents, including 'sugared vanilla' 'macintosh' 'cinnamon' and 'home-sweet-home'. To accompany them I also purchased a gorgeous candle holder/burner to melt the candles in (Yankee candle tarts melt into oil)
The candle tarts aren't cheap...around £1.50 per tart, and the burner cost approximately £12, but both are so worth the money. It just looks so pretty on my fireplace!
There are various styles of burner but I chose a golden coloured one with birds and flowers on it...I may have to go back to the shop and purchase a purple one for my bedroom :)) yes, it's safe to say, I'm addicted to buying Yankee products! I even have the Yankee scented car air fresheners!!!
You can purchase Yankee products from Yankee stores, Hallmark shops and even some garden centres..trust me, you need these in your life!!!

Chow for now lovelies,

Love Kirsty xxx

Monday, 4 March 2013

A little insight into....me!

Hey, so I've seen lots of posts recently where the blogger answers questions about themselves, I think it's like a way of tagging along to someone's post but I'm not 100% sure!?! Anyway I've really enjoyed reading through my fellow bloggers likes, dislikes, favourite products etc, and wanted to get involved...but...I don't know how! I'm fairly new to blogging and I'm not yet sure how to tag, so I thought I'd just do one of my own!!! I hope you enjoy reading it:

What is your favourite item in your makeup bag?
My favourite item at the moment is my illuminating cream by No.7 as it provides an amazing base for foundation and brightens up my skin.

What key items can be found in your makeup bag?
Rimmel 25 hour foundation
Rimmel pressed powder
Bourjois blush pots
Rimmel black glam eyes mascara

What is your daily skin routine?
I wash my face with Clinique face wash, tone with Clinique toner, and then moisturise with Clinique face cream. I also exfoliate once a week with No.7 face exfoliator to keep my skin soft and youthful.

Do you use day and night skin creams?
Yikes!!! I know I should but I'm yet to invest!

What is your skin type?
I'd say my skin is normal, with perhaps a slightly dry t-zone.

How often do you wash your hair?
I wash my hair every 2 days and condition it once a week. I also apply a hair mask once a month.

What shampoo are you using?
I change my shampoo every month unless I find one that I really love. At the moment I'm using vo5.

Describe your hair routine in 3 steps:
Wash, apply heat protection, style.

Do you dye your hair?
No, I have never dyed it. I'm too scared that I won't like the colour!

How would you describe your hair style?
My hair is long, slightly wavy, brown, and easy to work with.

How much do you spend on hair and beauty per month?
I'd say somewhere along the lines of £30, more if I'm buying slightly more expensive key items i.e. primer.

Name one celebrity whose hair and makeup you can relate to:
I'd say Mila Kunis...she makes the most of her eyes and I do the same, and her hair is sleek and simple.

What is your favourite perfume?
That's easy..it's lady million by Paco Rabanne.

Where is your favourite place to shop?
I like Zara for simple pieces, Next for comfort, Miss Selfridge for girly items and Primark for cheap accessories and pyjamas. I love Vivienne Westwood for key quirky items and Topshop for up to date trends.

Describe yourself in a sentence:
I'm a petite, straight laced, fun loving, simple kind of girl with a big heart and the patience of a saint!

Chow for now lovelies,

Love Kirsty xxx