Friday, 25 November 2011

VIVO Lipstick Review & Cute baby bunny...

As soon as I saw Tesco had a new make up range my ears pricked up. Tesco = Cheap so does that mean Tesco + Make Up = Cheap?! YES IT DOES. Unfortunately for me, my Tesco seemed to be awful at restocking VIVO so the lovely Kerry from VIVO sent me a couple of items to try.

The first item to catch my eye was the lipstick. I am looking for the perfect everyday lipstick so I was hopefully that this one would be a winner. The shade is number 5. The colour is very pigmented and glides on easily. I was quite surprised at how long it lasted too! I would say that perhaps shade number 5 is a little too bright for daytime wear (on me, anyway) however this has prompted me to get some more VIVO lipsticks in other shades should my Tesco get better at stocking them!

You can buy VIVO at Tesco. The lipstick retails at just £1.99 so it's easy on your purse in the run up to Christmas :)

I thought I would also include a little picture of my little bunny, Mark Hoppus. He is a house bunny and likes to hop around while I try and take my pictures!

Have you tried any of the VIVO range yet? What did you think?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Wishlist...

I love Christmas. I love Christmas Shopping and I love giving and receiving Christmas presents. No bah humbug over here! People have started to ask me what I would like for Christmas so I thought I would compile a list. Take note boyfriend, friends and family ;)

1. Swarovski Necklace. I absolutely love the jewellry from Swarovski and have a couple of lovely pieces. Unfortunately I lost (well, I didn't lose it, but it's a long story!) my staple 'wear everyday' necklace so want another piece that can go with all outfits! This necklace is so pretty and simple. £59 Swarovski

2. I always buy HUGE bags. This is a bit of an issue on the rare night out when I need a smaller bag. I love this little one - the cute bow detail and chain strap are amazing! £25 Topshop

3. Toni & Guy Curl and Wave Tong. I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Granted it's mainly extensions however my own hair is pretty thick too. Since my beloved GHD's died a death I have had to use my back up straighteners which aren't very good at curling so these look great for my type of hair. £14.30 Amazon

4. Faye Black Chiffon Strap Peeptoe Wedges. Ahhh! I just love these! I could do with them for this weekend to be honest! Perfect for any outfit! £35 BooHoo

5. ASOS Belted Dress with Star Print. I like black dresses. I like stars. I love this dress. The fit is lovely and although I don't have this girl's figure I think it would be quite forgiving. £45 ASOS

What are you asking Father Christmas for?!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Post-holiday blues...

Firstly I would like to apologise for the complete lack of bloggage since getting home a week ago.
I had a fantastic holiday - I visited Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Yosemite and Las Vegas for 2 weeks and loved every second of it! I partied, visited historic sites, partied some more and visited some of the most beautiful places in the world. Here are a few pictures from the trip (these are just from my iPhone!):

I also picked up some amazing duty free goodies! I saw Leanne & Katy on Saturday and showed them my lovely new purchase - the MAC Ice Parade Fabulously Festive Face Kit in Warm. It cost me $49 which is around £30 - bargain as its all pretty much full sized! It retails for about £42 here. Apologies for the lack of picture but my camera has broken and its too dark to take one on my phone - I did find a good stock image though!

The kit includes:
4 x Eyeshadows (Once Upon a Time, Below Zero, Expensive Pink, Embark)
1 x Blusher (Buff)
1 x Lipgloss (Tra la-la)
1 x Lipstick (Imagine This)

plus 3 brushes and a handy case - what more could you want!

I also got myself some lovely Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret Elixir perfume and Mac (oops!) Studio Fix Foundation.

Don't you just love holiday shopping?! What bargains have you got while on holiday?