Friday, 30 December 2011

Perfume Collection

Another obsession of mine... >__< I really have to stop all these bad for purse obsessions =/ .  Anyways part of the obsession probably comes from the fact that my part time job (not chop suey one) is me being surrounded by perfume, I work part time at a perfume counter and so because of this I always know if theres a new perfume out etc and hence this makes me want to buy it.  Bonus of this job is I get to try before I buy =P alot of perfumes that I actually love smell and turn weird with my body temperature/chemistry/not sure what it is and so I would definitely advise everyone to try fragrances out on your skin before diving in there.

Perfumes do actually cost quite alot of money, ranging from £5 to ridiculously high amounts of like £100 odd pounds a bottle.  Most of mine thankfully sit in the middle range of around £30-£40 apart from my holy grail fragrance.

Just to let everyone have a look at the perfumes I have actually paid for and bought (and some of them used up a considerable amount) for myself.  It actually takes alot for me to take the plunge and buy a  new perfume, I always have second thoughts.

From left to right:

1: Hollister brand:  Not sure of the name of this one, but its one of those musky sweet scents that basically all my perfumes smell like.  50ml I got this for around £25 if i remember correctly.

2: Dolce and Gabbana, The One. This one is actually less musk and more sickly sweet, someone said this smelled like bananas :s im not sure what kinda bananas they eat haha. Quite a weird smell I do agree though, I'd take a smell if you get the chance, it is a hate or love one.

3:  Burberry, Brit.  This one smells a little bit unisex and thats why I love it, its a bit different from your usual girly scent, this was a 30ml in a gift set leftover from christmas and with my staff discount I got this for less than £8 haha! bargain! Ive nearly used all this one up and will find a day or two to try and use this up to contribute to my project 10 pan :P

4:  Justin Bieber, Someday.  Obviously I was gonna have to get my hands on this one! I already mentioned it before in my previous blog posts, but this one really is lovely and sweet.  Some celebrity perfumes smell too sweet, fruity and tacky, this one actually is lovely and not too sweet.  I got plenty compliments when I wore this at work one day.  P.s all proceeds go to charity.

5:  Vera Wang, Princess.  It actually took me roughly about 2 years to finally buy this haha.  This is the one that without thinking I always spray on when im at work and have no other 'cravings' its such a sweet vanilla scent.  My work collegue who also works with perfumes did comment on me wearing this and said how vanilla-y this smelt on me and smelled alot better on me than her.  Im not gonna lie this is one of the reasons why I think I actually went ahead and bought it :P.  Girls are a sucker for compliments haha!

6:  Dior Addict 2.  I dont actually know how ive managed to use this up because when I smell it now it smells too citrus-y for my liking.  I know my friend wear this though and it always reminds me of her =] smells great on her, its just weird on me sadly =/.

And lastly, my holy grail (and im sure it is for plenty other girls out there too)

Viktor and Rolf, Flowerbomb.  Has to be the sweetest perfume you will come across.  Ive already gone through a 30ml bottle and this is the bigger 50ml bottle now which I have used almost half of in the space of roughly 6 months.  I do use this pretty much every single day and if I didnt love this one so much I would probably show more love to my other perfumes.  Since getting my hands on this perfume a year and a half ago it has become inseperable, I only reach out to the others when this ones unavailable or I know im staying in, or Im not going anywhere special.  If you get a chance to smell this (or me) do ! haha.

Wow.  Pretty long blog post from me which involved alot of typing which is rare haha.  Hope I havent rambled on too much in this blog and well done to those who didnt give up halfway and are still here. <3

I have smelt alot/most perfumes/aftershaves out in the drugstore if anyone needs help in choosing something Id be more than happy to help. =]

x x x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Just wanted to share with everyone one of my favourite presents I got for christmas =P

Justin Bieber pens!!! haha apparently from the £1 shop which is an outrage, they are definitely worth more than that >__>



So... im gonna be brave and take part in Project 10 Pan.  For those that arent familiar with the beauty lingo it basically just means I have to use up 10 beauty products before I am allowed to buy anything new. Pretty brave huh!   (note: This does not include clothes, jewellery, accessories etc purely just beauty related) So basically to motivate me im going to keep everyone updated on my blog everytime I finish something up.  I have too many products which I need to use up before I should be buying anything new (im sure all girls are the same but still.. I need to learn to control myelf haha) , however I am going to make an exception to this 10 pan... because I have seen a Lancome gift set that I want my hands on :P and its down to like £13 or something, which is pretty good for Lancome.

So apart from that I shall not be buying anything beauty related, including skincare. =]
However, carmex/lipbalms surely dont count right?

I would love someone to join me in this project.. so... if interested do let me know, we can motivate each other and then go on a massive makeup spree after 10 things have been used up ;)

Just want to say hope everyone had a nice christmas and will have a lovely new years! I actually cant wait for chinese new year! Its always such a lovely time of the year seeing family, recieving red packets and having lots of yummy dinners!

No pictures on this post sadly, I do want to share with everyone my love for the Yankee christmas candles though! I have two of them, the christmas cookie and the christmas cupcake one... both smell amazing!

Recently bought some new jewellery and can't wait to give them a day out soon, maybe on Thursday when I go to my first strip club? or next Wednesday when I wine and dine with my other girl friends? ;)


x x x

Friday, 23 December 2011

Ho Ho Ho

You know what annoys me about santa?
... when he never looks or waves back at me !!!! Everytime we pass him he never looks or waves back =[ really hurts ya know!

On the other hand, I've finished all exams (whether I have passed is another note) and finally bought all the christmas presents I need to which is so unlike me, Im normally still shopping on christmas eve haha.  I guess this year its different because I know im busy tomorrow (<3) so Ive made sure its all done by now.  Theres something so exciting about giving others presents, I actually cant wait till my boyfriend and family open their christmas presents ^___^.

Hope everyone has a nice christmas with their family, friends and loved ones! Its such a great time of the year when everyones cheery and shouting "merry christmas" in the streets (ok maybe not in bathgate, but im sure in nicer areas of the world they do this =P).

Merry Christmas everyone, hope you've been good or santa wont be leaving you much!
Remember the biscuits and warm milk for santa, also the carrot for Rudolph too! =]

x x x

P.S for the girls: recently treated myself to Origins Vitazing, a new scarf, Morrocan Argan Oil and Nars Orgasm blush.   Big thumbs up to the last product, I LOVE it.

P.P.S Loving my new scarf I just bought as pictured below! =]

P.P.P.S Had an amazing early christmas dinner with friends at my friends flat on Wednesday! The only christmas dinner I will be eating this year in terms of like Turkey, gravy etc normally at home my family will just choose to have like steak or something for dinner, we havent actually had like Turkey before.  Anyway thanks to my friends at dinner who put in the effort to cook/make it so successful and thanks to Lisa and Veronica for their christmas presents which I will open on christmas day. <3

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Picture Diary #3

A quick post to share pictures from my recent Newcastle trip!
6th-9th December 2011
Nathan Ho's Birthday at Red Diner
Go Ape Christmas Party
My first time at St Sushi
We got owned by hurricane Bawbag on thursday night.

All and all a very successful trip! Big thanks to those who were all out and made it enjoyable! Big thanks to my best friend Lisa who organised this for her boyfriend and making sure everything was sorted! Big thanks to my boyfriend who drove us all the way down and back up! =]

I hope to be back in Newc soon, or for you all to come up to Scotland soon!

x x x

Festive Season

Heeey guys! The festive season is upon us and I love christmas!! =] with the glitter, sparkly lights and decorations and festive spirit its such a nice atmosphere.  Sadly I have exams until the 20th of this month (which is soo late! darn Edinburgh Uni) so Im not fully like relaxed yet to enjoy the festive spirit (saying that, those of you that know me well also know I dont really get that stressed about exams, I prefer to study the night before haha).

Anyway hope everyones well im just gonna share a few things that I've picked up recently (actually been pretty bad these few weeks and spent alot of money on beauty products haha).

With the Debenhams 15% off sale ( I managed to resist the 10% sale but then when it went upto 15% with free shipping aswel I couldnt resist! haha especially as I wanted to try these products for a while anyway). 

I picked up a lipstick in the colour Hue (nude colour of course, like a better than own lips colour) and also a blush in the colour Melba.

Pleased with both purchases, but unsure of the blush, gonna have to play around with it and see how it works best with my skintone etc.

A new nail polish by Barry M, its their nail effects collection.  Very festive ! haha

Just a quick picture of my current skincare routine. =]

Popped into boots yesterday and picked up a few things.  The 17 marble nail effects nail polish in the colour teal, will post pictures once ive tried it out (can't justify doing my nails atm seeing as I should be revising, saying that I am writing blog posts haha).

Also picked up a collection 2000 eyebrow pencil (retractable ones i prefer because they always are softer than the pencil imo) in the colour blonde.

Lastly my boyfriend bought me a YSL rouge volupte (spelling this off the top of my head here excuse the spelling lol) lipstick in the colour 02. You have no idea how many YSL counters I had to go to to get this badboy! I think it was my 5th counter that actually had it :o.

Just a swatch of the lipstick (nude colour obv) and also the eyebrow pencil.

Hope everyone else is enjoying the festive season and drinking plenty festive starbucks (even though yes I know they contain so so so so many calories, but hey thats why its called holiday weight) and putting up plenty glittery christmas decorations!

I cant wait till my exams are done and I have 2 weeks off uni totally stress free!

Happy holidays people!

x x x

Monday, 21 November 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2!

So here's the pictures ive come across for the rumoured second naked palette (nothings on the urban decay website atm)

New palette

Half Baked (permanent; also in original Naked Palette)
Chopper (permanent)
Suspect (repromote)
Verve (repromote)
YDK (permanent)
Blackout (repromote)

Original vs New

Urban Decay have announced that a new naked palette is due to be released soon, but theres been no official pictures or anything from them on the website :/

I got all this info here..

Just from some people discussing about the topic, go on and read what the others have said if your interested =]

x x x

Random rambleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

As the title suggests this is just a random quick blog post of a few pictures and thoughts I have here and there that I wanted to share =]

Its getting pretty cold outside and for the first time since the early months of this year (namely January, February time) I had to dig out my winter jacket :) which I am totally not complaining about because I love my good old navy winter coat haha.  Ive been looking around for another winter jacket (one never seems enough :/ .. just me? ) or a new leather jacket... or just wanting to buy anything new in general haha, feels like ive not bought any new clothes for a while =[

Anyways rambling on, tis my last week of lectures for this semester this week and im trying hard to make all my classes and be a good girl! Can't believe thats a semester passed so quick, before we know it the second semester will also be away and gone soon! I finish up pretty late and my last exams on the 20th (also my mothers birthday) then the next few days uptill christmas you will probably see me working lots of overtime in Boots.  Not that im complaining, as I love my pay slip after christmas! =P

Heres a quick photo of the day, sporting my mustard yellow shirt!
Ive been totally loving this colour for Autumn and gonna be well sad to say goodbye to all my mustard coloured clothing as winter crunches on. Bye bye yellow and hello creams, whites and reds.

Probably gonna do a blog post next on my autumn favourites! Because then I can show everyone my love for the colours mustard yellow and the deep red burgandy colour (jst painted my nails that colour yesterday actually :P haha). Keep meaning to do this blog post, its just finding the time to picture all the different clothing :/

A quick thank you to my best bud who just recently came back from Hong Kong and brought me back some goodies ^___^

A Vivi magazine and my holy grail bb cream ! He also got me some other bits and pieces aswel that arent with me to take a picture of! Much thanks! <3

Anyways must crack on with some revision! Dont know why im determined to revise tonight, even though im not feeling too well and heads all stuffy, just really wanna get some revision in! Wish me luck y'all! =]

Just thought all my white gadgets looked so pretty together so had to share! haha.

Bye guys! Thanks for dropping bye ^___~

x x x

P.S been totally loving this new game on my ipod touch called "hanging with friends" its a free download and kinda like scrabble! been hooked haha! All those with Iphones, smartphones etc look into it! Promise you will be hooked in no time.

P.P.S Don't know why coloured pens make it so much easier for me to revise?

P.P.P.S Just wanted to have a quick rave about the new Benefit "They're Real" mascara! Onto backup tube now!

P.P.P.P.S New Urban Decay Naked Palette II is coming sooon! soooo excited for this!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

My face - day

Here's a post for the girls (and guys that are interested in this too haha) just thought I would share my 'go-to' face products for you.  I only ever really use either one of these products when im getting ready, either my bb cream or this foundation.  Here's why I've chosen these products as my holy grail face products..

Dr Jart BB cream : The rise of bb creams has been frantic and now with European brands bringing out their own versions and trying to jump on the bandwagon.  Tbh I think its too late, well in terms of their products they are already a few years late and thats a major disadvantage.  Where the asian brands are already bringing out bb creams with many different functions and properties, the UK brands are still at basics, and those that know anything about bb creams will know and be disappointed by the performance of the UK ones. 

I've tried a fair amount of bb creams in the past 2 years or so and finally found one that im really happy with! I'm really glad ive finally found 'the one' haha because it gets quite annoying and expensive trying different ones, especially when in the UK its not easy to get a hold of the asian brands, always takes weeks of shipping and extra money for postage =/

So 'the one' for me is this one by the brand Dr Jart.  I first heard of this from a youtube beauty guru with the username Stylesuzi.  She raved on about it in many videos and so I knew when I was in HK for the summer I needed to get my hands on it, and i did.  Bought it in Sasa for around $230 which is like £20, I think thats not bad for a face product, especially when i've been using mine like 5 days out of 7 since August and I still have a good 1/3 of the tube left. So when you think of it as £20 for a face product which lasts half a year its actually quite good value for money.

What made it better than the other bb creams I have previously used is the coverage, the coverage was alot better and as long as i set it with some sort of powder I feel it does stay on my face longer than the other bb creams ive tried.  I also think it has helped with evening any skin discolourations (mind you, dont expect miracles haha ) ever so slightly.

Heres a picture of the packaging and a swatch for you guys.

Just a simple tube packaging, obviously a pump would have been more convenient and hygienic but nothings perfect!

Heres a swatch of when I first put the bb cream on the hand. 

Note: the rest of the hand has red patches on the skin (i was cold haha)

Note II:  I know the colour there looks scary and too pale, but bb creams do normally come in only one or two shades (generally quite light) but they then oxidise and will go darker and look more natural on skin.  I wouldnt really recommend using bb creams on darker skin tones though, as the colour range for bb breams is quite small and will be hard to find a colour to suit yourself.

This is a picture after I rubbed the bb cream into the skin.
Note: skin tone is more even and the red areas concealed.

Hope this has helped those that want to try out bb creams! I have used many other bb creams and would also recommend the skin 79 ones, they are less expensive aswel for those on a budget!

I will hopefully get another blog post up soon talking about my 'go-to' foundation of choice when I need higher coverage and when I know its going to be a long day or special occasions =].

x x x

Rings combination of the moment!

Some of you may know/have noticed, I have a crazy obsession with rings (toned down recently as ive been skint =[ ) but yeah I went through a phase in the past of like buying a new ring every week! haha.  For one of my rings that I wanted soo so so badly I even went to like every single topshop I could to try and track it down!  I went to Edinburgh Princes Street, Ocean Terminal, Livingston, Glasgow fort, Buchanan Galleries and crazily I travelled down to Newcastle to look aswel haha. I know, I know .. im crazy.. and the worst part was I still couldnt even find it after all that! haha I found pretty much the exact same ring in Dorothy Perkins though lol.

So yeah back to what this post is actually all about, its just a very quick post just to show you all what ring combination ive been wearing on my hands recently.

Left hand:  Grandad/mafia ring from Miss Selfridge.

Right hand:  My Harry Potter ring (just looks like something out of HP lol, bought from ASOS), my couple ring on the bottom of my middle finger and my angel wing ring on top (both from HK).

Ring storage box, decored myself.  Heres most of my rings, i say most because I always end up losing rings everywhere haha.

My favourite rings of all time =]

Mint green ring: Miss Selfridge (love the colour!)
long gold ring:  The ring featured in the story above that i searched high and low for haha
Harry Potter ring: ASOS
Bunny ring: ASOS
Couple ring: Mong kwok Hong Kong

Theres also one other ring which is my favourite but I couldnt find it :S =[

x x x

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Week ending 12th November

A week today was bonfires night! I did go and watch a firework display and it was soooo pretty! Im so glad I did go watch the small display (already missed first half haha) and finale!

The only good picture I got on the night, its surprisingly difficult to get a good picture of fireworks in the sky with a crappy camera (taken on Ipod touch).

Its a sad day when you plan to go shopping and intend on spending some money, but then you come home with three "not fun" products. To me I had in mind of buying a new winter jacket, new clothes or even some new expensive makeup or skincare product lol.  Instead I left Edinburgh Fort with these three necessity products. 

Side note: Just to say how much I love the Aussie hair products! They were on offer for BOGOF (buy one get one free) in Superdrug! =]  AND AND AND they have brought out these new bigger bottled shampoos and conditioners (as pictured above).  As I was buying the bigger bottles I got them both for £5.99 which is quite a good deal I think.

As for the Elnett hairspray, this is a good buy for those that don't like the "granny smell" from the original Elnett.  The one actually just smells like a normal hair product kinda smell but is just as good as the original.

Had to resort to sleeping pills to sleep at the start of this week (and may be on them tonight too) to help me sleep.  I actually don't know what it is =/ but I get tired and feel sleepy, but then I get into bed and can't actually fall asleep.  It gets sooooo frustrating!
These are just for short term use though so I won't be using them when it can be avoided!

My boyfriend also bought me the new Justin Bieber perfume called "Someday" haha. To the JB fans its obviously going to smell amazing as JB says its for "his fans that he can't get enough of" (i,e me!) and the proceeds actually go to charity!
So... what's not to like? It smells nice , sweet and flowery AND your money goes to charity!

When I was wearing this at work the other day I actually got so many compliments and people asking me what perfume I had on. Obviously I was cheesing and tempted to say it was my natural aroma.. but I stopped myself haha.

Last but not least, this week I have started watching this drama again! Ive seen it before in the past, but really wanted to watch it again and im already hooked after watching 9 episodes or so! Me and my boyfriend finished watching another drama (the one where Raymond Lam is a super cool, geeky guy called Professor King) and wanted to move onto something else, so here it is !

This drama is sooo tense, even from the start lol can't wait till it gets even better!

Hope everyone else has had a good week!
x x x

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Chuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Just some pictures of my Pikachu onesie which I LOVE! <3

You know that way when people ask "which is your favourite Pokemon?" and then someone replies "Pikachu" you just automatically think... yeah, right, you just can't name any other ones. lol

Buuuut, I do actually love Pikachu best! And I can name other pokemon actually... charizard, squirtle, *insert many others* and meow! =P haha

x x x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My week in pictures.

To sum up my week with pictures...

Had a night in with my boyfriend trying out our baking skills. Made some cupcakes with butter icing, and a gingerbread family.
Can anyone spot the Justin Bieber gingerbread man? =P

Me and my siy low Sam being our usual nooby selfs when we are in contact with any photo taking device haha !
Such gays!

Last but not least, this picture is to represent my assignment deadline I had for Tuesday (yes, the day after Halloween, hence why I did not dress up or do anything fun).

But really this picture was taken in one of my lectures, sums it up for you, I eat skittle and play around with my phone in my lectures haha!

x x x

P.S  Justin Bieber's christmas album came out this week! All the money made from this album goes to charity so show some love y'all!
P.P.S  Feel like a bit of a bad guy saying the above when I havent bought it yet... ONLY because my ipod has no memory left ( >____<) but i will be making space for it. Obviously.