Sunday, 31 October 2010

Lash Accelerator & Sunday FOTD

bonjour bebes,
just a quicky... i picked up the Rimmel Lash Accelerator and have been using it for about a week. have my lashes grown yet? i'm not entirely sure, they seem a bit stronger, but i'll let you know at the end of the months usage. i thought i would just show you how it makes my lashes look - at first i wasn't sure, but now i'm in love with it!!


as you can see, it really does offer a lot of length, i'd say the volumising is pretty average but i think it does make the lashes look really beautiful!

and now onto my usual 'lazy sunday face'. is it just me or on sundays do you just seem to wear boring make up that requires hardly any effort?


no7 colour calming primer
mac studio finish concealer
l'oreal infallible foundation
maybelline dream matte powder
mac well dressed blush

elf brow kit
elf black cream eyeliner
rimmel lash accelerator

mac plink! lipstick

hope you've had a brilliant weekend.what was your weekend highlight?
natalieslovex

Friday, 29 October 2010

Day 22 - A website

Bonjourno sweets,
a website? hmm. yes you guessed it weheartit i think we all love to visit this website and browse through the numerous, beautiful pictures! and just for the sake of it, here are some of my recent 'hearts'...

if you haven't checked it out, firsty where have you been??? secondly... go, NOW!
natalieslovex

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Retail therapy

hello ladies,
thought i'd do a bit of a collective haul from about... the past month i'd say. i've been trying not to spend too much in preparation for Christmas (all my shopping is almost done!) but i couldn't go without buy some stuff. and when i say some i have a feeling this is going to be a picture heavy, epic haul. better jump to it...

floral vest [H&M] £7.99

waterfall cardigan [H&M] £10
i love these waterfall cardigans! i think they're really flattering on me. plus this one is super soft and quite thick so great for the chill that's already arrived. atm H&M have £10 on selected knitwear, so pop on down :)

longline cardigan [PRIMARK] £9
just a boring plain black cardigan, i was going to pick up a chunky knit... but i've been meaning to pick up another black cardigan. i really liked the buttons on this.

leopard print scarf [PRIMARK] £3
such a bargain! this is just going to jazz up a boring outfit.

name necklace [EBAY] £4
i've been lusting over one of these for ages, i popped onto ebay and there one was! i can't remember the exact price but i think it was £5 with packaging. i don't remember the seller either but if you just type 'name necklace' it'll come up :)

coconut + almond hair mask £1.99
maybelline dream matte powder £6.99
batiste tropical £2.30
rimmel lash accelerator £6.99
[ALL BOOTS]

no7 cleansing sponges [BOOTS] £3.50
britney spears circus fantasy [CHEAPSMELLS] £17ish
i had a no7 voucher and there was nothing i wanted, so i picked up these sponges. everybody always tells me how st ives is really bad for your skin, so i'm going to wean myself off and use these daily for gentle but regular exfoliation.

this is my first delve into britney spears fragrances and this was on offer (don't know if it still is) on the website cheapsmells.com who basically just do discounted fragrance, make up etc. i really love the smell and the tacky bottle. really impressed!

pomegranate candle [HOMEBASE] £4.99
thermal flask [THERANGE] £2.99
i just recently decorated my room and whilst i was in homebase picking up paint, i got this guy. smells gorge! but the smell isn't really all that strong when burning.

got a thermal flask so i can start taking coffee to college, it's needed! got this at a shop called the range which i think it UK wide, but i'm not sure. it's just basically an amazing homewares shop that's really affordable. link here.

black cup £1.99
black drawers £5.99 each
[BOTH THE RANGE]
i wanted a new make up brush holder, i saw this and loved it. it looks like black diamond encrusted sort of thing, love it!

also wanted some new drawers for my make up... i wasn't liking my previous ones and they were getting a bit broken, lol. i saw these and thought they were perfect, and they are :) it's also going to help me not get out of control with my make up. i hereby vow that i won't let my collection get bigger than what can fit in these!

tampons [SAINSBURYS] £?
okay so this might seem a bit odd... but i've never seen these before and i thought i'd share :) they're tampons that come in this pretty little kitsch box that you wouldn't mind having on your dresser, let a lone in the bathroom. it comes with this cute little tin that you can put your lady bits in. much more discrete and less painful than that moment of all your tamps falling out of your bag!

warm 88 palette [EBAY] £8
so last but not least (told you this was epic!) i got an 88 palette, the warm on. neutrals heaven!! i just got one of the cheap ones from ebay, that came all the way from hong kong all in one piece. i was expecting the pigmentation to be crappy, but it's surprisingly very good! have been using this everyday since i got it... it was only £8 including delivery!

so that was my epic haul, i'm sorry to have taken up this much of your life, lol! if you have any questions about any of the products (want a review for example) just let me know down below of send an e mail my way :)
natalieslovex

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

1hundred things: SEVEN

hello beautifuls,
right so this is supposed to be a monday thing... but i'm a bit forgetful so here it is... 2 days later than it's supposed to be! so this is number seven's addition of 100 things that make me happy, so by the end of this post you should've seen 70 things that make me happy so far, with another 30 to go :)


What's made you happy today?
Natalieslovex

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

'Post it on'

hello cuppycakes!
so recently i got a message from the lovely Tarynn who works for Tesco Clothing. she messaged me asking if i would be interested in a new thing they've started called 'post it on'. basically, they told me i could pick an item of clothing from the new autumn/winter range and i was absolutely thrilled! they then told me that i could choose another fellow blogger to receive a free item of clothing of their choice!!

so this is the top that i chose, and i'm so, so pleased with it :)

it's a gorgeous black long sleeved top with these beautiful gold embellishments on the shoulder area. embellishments, beads and sequins are really big at the moment and i'm loving it! i already have quite a few bits and pieces in my wardrobe from F&F at Tesco so i had no worries about the quality - and this was no different. The quality is really beautiful, you can tell it will last a long time and it's affordable at only £12.


this is how i wore it on a recent night out, and i got several compliments. as you can see it's really nicely form fitting. it's quite long, but not long enough to wear as a dress, so i just popped a black body con skirt on underneath (from H&M). i also wore it with these shoes that i raved about here.

i recommend leaving out accessories, in particular necklaces as this top really doesn't need it ; it's a big enough statement be itself. i also wore my hair up so you could see the embellishments nicely :) i love this top because it's so versatile... it would look great with some acid wash jeans/jeggings and some chunky biker boots for the day time.


they were so amazing and sent me these super cute necklace that i had no idea about. and it's quite funny really because they used to sell a similar button necklace at argos years ago and i just recently popped online to see whether they still did it - they didn't :( but this one is so pretty and i've been wearing it a lot!!

okay so i'm sorry this was a bit of a mammoth post... but now onto the good stuff - who have a chosen to receive a piece of clothing of their choice from the Tesco autumn/winter range?


i'll let the lovelies at Tesco know and they'll be in touch with you shortly! they really offered great customer service and when i had a query they replies almost immediately!
natalieslovex

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Day 21 - A recipe

morning!
normally i stick to deserts or sweety things to cook in the kitchen, as my dad is king of dinner ;) so i'm going to share this loveeeely recipe for one of my favourites - peanut butter cookies!!

you'll need...
45g smooth peanut butter
50g butter
50g caster sugar
45g light brown sugar
1 beaten egg
100g plain flour
10g baking powder
50g unsalted peanuts

what to do...
pre-heat oven, 180 degrees
cream together the peanut butter, butter, caster sugar and light brown sugar
add beaten egg and mix
seperate mix into balls and place on baking sheet
bake for 25 minutes

et voila! i haven't made them for a while, so i don't have photo's of any that i've previously made, so courtesy of weheartit.com... this is what they should look like ;)

nom, nom, nom!
natalieslovex

Monday, 18 October 2010

1hundred things: SIX

Hola!
Spreading some more hapiness ;) well, at least i hope so! Lol...


Love you all guys :)
natalieslovex