Sunday, 25 July 2010

Hi everyone,

Really sorry I haven't posted anything on here in so long!! To tell the truth I got really stuck for ideas and although I love beauty I didn't know what to say about it!

An update on me is that I am going to college in September studying English. I have always loved to read and am trying to get that started again.

I have just made a new blog which will be for book reviews of every book I read (which I think is going to be lots!!) so if you enjoy reading too then please check it out. I am just finishing reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold so that will be the first review.

Love you all lots

Take care,

Frances xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Update... Sorry I have been gone so long

Hi everyone!!
I am so sorry I have been gone for so long... I have been feeling a bit down and uninspired and actually not liking that much on the fashion front.
But I am back today to let you know a few products I have purchased in the last couple of days that I really really like and recommend you try!
The first product is a lipstick. I love lipstick (as you may have been able to tell from my previous hauls of makeup!!) and I am always on the lookout for a nude lipstick that doesn't wash out my rather sallow complexion and make me look like I have drawn over my lips with my concealer. The best news is... finally today I found one!!
The dream lipstick is from Rimmel and is called 'Nude Delight' from their Moisture Renew range. To be honest I have seen this colour before and not gone for it because it looks a bit peachy/browny in colour but I saw it today and was bored and thought it would be worth a shot. I picked it up for £5.99 and I have to say it was money well spent!! It is creamy, moisturising and the perfect colour for someone like me who has quite a yellowy/olive complexion. I absolutely love it. Ok, so its not the cute pinky nudes that all the lucky girls with pink undertoned skin can wear but if you want an understated nude lip and you have had trouble with being washed out, just give it a try!!
The next thing I want to recommend to you is an exfoliator. Truth be told I only bought this because I am fake tanning tonight and so needed to exfoliate first. So I was in Superdrug and bought the Garnier Bodytonic Sugar Scrub. I really love it. It smells really gorgeous and citrusy, you can feel it firming your skin as you apply it and it was only £3.49!! What a bargain!
Another thing I picked up today that I want to talk about is the St Moriz Fake Tanning Mousse. I heard that they were now selling it in Savers so I went into my local branch on the off chance and they had it!!! Yay!! It was £2.89 and I am trying it straight after I have posted this with a little help from my darling mother!!
One more thing I want to talk about is Savers. I don't know if you're like me but I never venture into this shop. But after going in there today to buy the St Moriz I will definitely be going more often. I also bought whilst in there the Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo and Mega Instant Conditioner. They were both £1.99 which I thought was pretty good so I will be trying those as well although at the moment I'm pretty attached to my Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends shampoo and conditioner so maybe I will do a comparison!!
Anyway, just wanted to come on to say sorry and just to let you know that my lack of blogging has not been without want of trying it's just every time I go to look for things I want, I realise that at the moment I really do not want that much, clothing and fashion wise.
Another thing I was going to say was that I was thinking about starting Face of the Day and Outfit of the Day posts when I look half decent. Was just wondering whether you think this is a good idea or not and if you had any other sort of posts you would like me to do, or products you've heard of and would be interested in me reviewing (if I have the cash to buy them!!)
Enough of my rambling, thanks for following, commenting and being generally lovely!!
Frances xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Giveaway Winner

Hi everyone!!
A huge thank you to all of you who entered my giveaway. I loved all your entries and couldn't really decide which was best so I've decided to include all 28 of you who entered and use to let me know who should win. Hope that's ok!!
So here goes....
True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 12 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
this means that the lovely Lou has won. Her brilliant blog is
Go and follow!!
Anyway I will be emailing her and sending the prize her way very soon!
Thank you everyone, I love you all
Frances xx

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Got to Love New Look

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately... I've been ill. I still am but I'm very bored so expect some posts today!!

Now as you know I love New Look and the way it combines gorgeous on trend items and really reasonable prices. In this post I'm going to show you my pick from their fabulous website!!










Hope you enjoyed. Let me know if you've bought any little treasures from New Look recently.

Love you all and please remember if you haven't already to enter my giveaway which ends on Friday. You can enter it here...

Thanks again,

Frances xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Which Mac Eyeshadows do you recommend?

Hi everyone,
So the week after next I have a couple of days off of work and me and my mum are going on a wild shopping spree where I am hoping to buy my first Mac items. I know which lipglosses/lipsticks I want but I also want to get some eyeshadows and I am not sure which ones are good.
I would love, love, love it if you lovely people could recommend some that you have and really like as I am a Mac virgin!!
Thank you!!
Frances xx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

February Favourites

Hi everyone,
This is just going to be a list of things I have been using in February that I have been loving so enjoy!!
Frontcover Rainbow Eyes Reborn Palette
I finally got my hands on this thanks to my lovely mum! I am seriously in love with the amount of gorgeous colours. My favourites at the moment are Pink Lemonade, Blush and Clover for daytime looks. A little tip though is to not use the brushes that come with the palette, I am using sponge applicators with these as the shadow applies much more pigmented with these!!
Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation
This is my new favourite foundation; I can't believe how much I love it. It's such a gorgeous texture and gives your skin a natural dewy finish. It's just gorgeous! The only thing is it runs out so quickly but that is not a good enough reason in my book not to repurchase!
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
I just use a tiny bit of this on my T-Zone area to give these a matte finish whilst the rest of my skin is dewy. This foundation combination is the best I have ever tried, I am just so happy with it - it's taken me a while but I finally think my skin is looking as good as it can!
Primark Ta Ta For Now Concealer
I bought this quite a while back and didn't use it for a while as I don't have too much of a problem with dark circles but I have recently just been using this to brighten up my eyes and it gives an amazing effect. They don't stock makeup in my local Primark but I hope that when I get to one that does they still stock this as it is really incredible for the price!
No 7 Skin Illuminator in Peach
I bought this with a No 7 voucher so it only cost me £5.50 and it is so good. It gives the ultimate dewy finish and it is such a gorgeous warm colour. I put this on under foundation or powder so I don't look too shiny!
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
This is the best bronzer I have ever used. It's the one in the chocolate like packaging and it is the perfect bronze colour without looking orange or muddy. It just warms up the skintone and gives a non-shimmery finish!
Natural Collection Blush in Sweet Cheeks
This blush is such a gorgeous colour, it's not too pink or plum colour it's somewhere in between. I think this was £1.95 and for that price it is amazing and so pigmented. I would definitely recommend this shade and think it would suit most skintones!
Sleek Inkpot
This is Sleek's gel eyeliner which I have done a review on... I have used it every day since I got it, it's just so amazing and stays put all day. It is suitable for daywear but is buildable enough to be used at night too!
Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara
This is my favourite daytime mascara. It actually really thickens your lashes without clumping. I love the pink packaging as well, if I tell the truth it was one of the main factors in the decision to buy this mascara but luckily my love of all things hot pink paid off!
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara
So this is my night-time mascara. It is the best mascara I have ever used and just delivers exactly what it says it will; a Falsh Lash effect! I wouldn't wear this to work purely because my lashes do look so thick and long when I'm wearing this and I don't want to waste it on work!
Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash & Morning Dew Matte Finish Moisturiser
This brand is amazing!! I cannot rave about it enough, my skin feels and looks glowing! I seriously recommend any of you with the occasional breakout and slightly sensitive skin to get these - they will refresh your skin just in time for spring!
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub
This is another skincare product that is making my face feel amazing at the moment. Yes I still have blackheads but they have reduced and I feel like my pores are less noticeable so I'm happy! I'm definitely going to try more from this range!
Collection 2000 Love Your Lips Lipgloss in No 6 Adore
This is the perfect lipgloss; a gorgeous natural colour with just a hint of red, non sticky and it stays put for a good amount of time. And it's pretty cheap as well. I really recommend this!
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in No 600 Soft Coral
Who knew coral colours suited me. I love this colour as it's not too bright but does stand out and looks a bit different. And this lipstick is just so moisturising, there is no need for lipgloss or balm over the top. A definite must have!
Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub
This is basically a sugar scrub that really exfoliates and softens the lips. My lips are in so much better condition since buying this it cannot be a coincidence. I think I will definitely be a repurchase!
Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
The best eye makeup remover I have ever used. It is so soothing (as the title suggests) and gentle on your eyes so you don't have to pull. This is a must have for maintaining gorgeous skin!
I hope you like my little rundown of my favourites. Let me know what yours are. Have you got any of the products I mentioned here? Let me know what you think of them!
Love you all lots,

Frances xx

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Daily Lust - Tuesday 2nd March

Hi everyone,

Sorry this post is late but my computer has been playing up so this is the fifth time of me attempting to do a post this evening!
Anyway, here are my lusts!!

Beauty Product:

I heard about this new Revlon Photoready Foundation through Laura from lollipop26. I really want to try this in the pathetic hope that it will make me look better in photos, how stupid am I? Anyway I've seen this on the Boots website today and this picture is from the Ulta website so it is available both sides of the atlantic now!! In the UK this is £12.99!

Item of Clothing:

You really can't see how cute this cardigan is... look on the Topshop website to see!! Anyway it's yellow which is going to be my colour in Spring/Summer (I've decided) and has cute white hearts all over it!! It's £38 but it is so gorgeous, I just think it is worth it!


This bag is amazing. Pastel colours are going to be huge this Spring/Summer and as you probably already know I cannot resist a cute bow. This is just bang on trend!! Even better it is such a bargain at £8 from New Look!


These shoes are one of those rare finds that look so much more expensive than they are in my opinion. These would look gorgeous paired with anything denim for an on-trend look. I love tan heels and these are a great example of the kind I like... these will see you right through Spring and Summer and go with almost anything. They are £35 from New Look!

Total Cost = £93.99

So anyway, I am so sorry I've been away for a few days, as I said my computer has not been too reliable and I have just been work, work, working (and the occasional bit of sleep if I got a spare minute) so not had much free time!

Now though, it's back to consistent, daily posts! Remember if you haven't already to enter my giveaway which is

Thank you to those of you who have and a huge thanks to a few of you who have left links or posts on your blogs about it... I love you lots!!

Frances xx