Monday, 28 January 2013

I'm going to finish him like a cheesecake | Anna Kendrick | Hair Inspiration

So I went to see Pitch Perfect a couple of weeks ago, and actually really liked it! The trailers were not the only funny parts, in case you were wondering.
(I hate it when that happens!)
 The songs were fab, and the singing too, surprisingly, as it was acapella, plus the acting wasn't cringe worthy. What more could you ask for in a musical/romcom film? It was kind of like if High School Musical went to college, and didn't keep their halos shiny.
Anyway, I'm not trying to do a film review, but I am interested to hear if you liked it too? The important point I want to make is, I really liked Anna Kendrick/Jess from Twilight. Girl crush 

More specifically, her hair.
She plays this too cool, music making, grunge/indie, 'I'm going to change the music bussiness' girl.
(Not far from Miss Payton Sawyer in OTH...just saying.)
It's inspired a hair video which you can go check out here, and consequently how I am currently wearing my hair as I type. I see more textured half ups on the horizon, mainly because it's super lazy but effective.
Favourite part of the film? I think the title of this post gives mine away...
"I'm going to finish him like a cheesecake!"
But also this
Go see it :]

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Boots Botanics Organic Face Nourishing Eye Make up Remover | R.I.P

Goodbye old friend
Sad times :[ My very favourite eye makeup remover is nearing the end of its life! It’s been a real trooper removing waterproof mascara, gel eyeliner, glitter, lashes and crazy coloured eye shadows effortlessly. (that’s my natural look btw...) It doesn't sting my eyes like some, you just massage a little on your eye, add water, then wipe away. Perfect.
However, since Boots revamped the Botanics range they didn't replace this in the fancy new packaging, they didn’t replace it at all, and they just discontinued it. Why, why do they do it!? Discounting products is a pet peeve in beauty, but I guess it’s all in the progression and development progress.
 But still, so sad.

On a brighter note this means I can shop. So now I'm on the lookout for anything similar in consistency, price (£6) and performance. Recommendations welcome. I feel like this is going to be a tough cookie, because honestly, when you love a product it's difficult to find anything that compares.
Beauty S.O.S

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Topshop Disco Pants Review | Petite for the vertically challenged

Finally! I have found them! *golum voiceprecious!

Source: via Gem on Pinterest

Now I know disco pants are nothing new, I'm currently sat here watching Buffy and they were definitely a slayer staple. However, now they've come back around, I am fully jumping on that bandwagon. Yet I refused to pay ridiculous prices (American Apparel) for short life fashion items, especially when they don't even fit me. (vertically challenged).

It didn't take long for them to infiltrate the cheaper end of the high street, and now I have them, all to myself, to call my very own thanks to Topshop.
(They were out of stock in store and online for agggggges!)
Sadly, they are still too long even though I got them in petite, but they still look cool with a small turn up. I like how shiny they are, and how all your junk is covered properly when you walk/move in general because they're real pants. None of that mock imitation leggings malarkey. The little gold button and back pocket detailing is what sets them apart from other cheaper versions. I wore them all day in work, on a shift were I was constantly moving, bending, lifting, eating, running, etc and they were so so comfortable, even with the high waisted fit.
Styling them, I find them extremely versatile, especially with them being black. I whack a printed Tee/slouchy jumper & ballet pumps on for the day, and a long sleeve button up blouse with some chunky platforms, and lots of bling & clutch for the evening.
 I think that they're a smart/casual staple, and at £30 I feel like this was money well spent. As an extra bonus, you need to go down a size in the Topshop ones - even in petite! That's something you can't put a price on, the feel good factor.
I'd defiantly recommend them :] Nice one Topshop, go check them out!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Smashbox | Try It Kit | Review

After reading the most amazing reviews on the Smashbox primers I decided to cave and try it out. Obviously if there's an opportunity to try other stuff out at the same time I’m going to, so I opted for the ‘Try it Kit’ :] at £19 (not bad pricing either for 5 products) I picked this up way before Christmas, and I've been trying it out on and off in different scenarios since then!
First impressions were good! Speedy delivery, awesome packaging, free extra sample of the face primer, thank you very much.
I figured the best way to do this, is to do a little break down of each item:

Photo Finish Foundation Primer – I get the rave now, it’s silky smooth and holds stuff in place. A job well done. Yet in comparison to my Too Faced Primed & Poreless, I can’t say I saw a major difference. I find them similar on my skin, after trying them both with liquid and mineral foundation. I’m possibly more swayed to the Smashbox primer because it’s clear, whereas the Too Faced has a slight tint to it, swings and roundabouts though really.

Photo Finish Lid Primer – If you’ve read any of my other posts you might know I have super duper oily lids. Unfortunately this primer didn’t hack it for me, and isn’t a patch on Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. For someone with more normal eyelids it would most likely be fine, it’s a nice light, neutral colour and does bring out the true pigmentation of eye shadows.
Full Exposure Mascara – I really wanted it be awesome, but sadly it was too clumpy and not waterproof so a bad combo on my peepers. It’s lovely and dark though, not like some of the greyish mascaras you find, and it defiantly gives some volume, especially if your all for loads of mascara vs the natural look.
Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx – This is so smooth and pigmented! I find it good for blending out from the lash line for a smokey eye, but there’s no chance of it staying put in my waterline. Again, that is just my misfortune with my eyes! The only thing that stays in mine is the Bobbi Brown gel liners. This is a lovely pencil, but it doesn’t stand out from my others for what I would use it for.
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume – Very pretty gloss, it’s glittery without being like the stuff you would get when your 5 with massive actual glitter chunks! Also it’s nude without making you look a little on the dead side. Yeah it’s sticky, but isn’t that the nature of gloss? And on the whole, it isn’t as glue like as other glosses. I can’t say I would go out and buy it, but I’m more of a lip balm/matte lipstick person anyways.
Overall, I think the only product I would possible buy from this kit is the face primer, which is all I really wanted to try anyway! Typical. Although it would seem I’m only fooling myself as I thoroughly enjoy trying out make up stuff. Beauty junkie.

If you've got some cash to spare and want to try out yourself you can find it here. Let me know what you think :]

Friday, 4 January 2013

NYC Showtime Mascara Review | Volumizing & Waterproof :]

Mascara is one of those beauty items that I feel you don't need to spend a lot on. Although I looove Benefits 'They're Real' the price is a bit too much for my everyday mascara!
When I saw this for £2 I figured it was worth a go, naturally not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't clump my lashes into 3 spider legs. Good start! No one wants to decrease the number of eyelashes, especially when the product in question is suppose to double them. However I wouldn't say it's volumizing, more lengthening. You definitely have to curl your lashes before hand, otherwise it does let them fall/stay straight.
I always buy waterproof stuff because I have oily eyelids (sexy), sadly it does go walkabout on the bottom lashes, but stays put on the top. It's easy to build up, or good as a base. Most importantly, easy remove :] no sore, semi panda eyes. Hurray!
I think this is a good everyday mascara if your after something cheap & cheerful, and a more natural look. If I was off out to town or some fancy event I'd be reaching for my Benefit though. For £2 I think it's bloody brilliant, I can live with curling my lashes and not wearing it on the bottom. Think this will be a repurchase!
Hope this helped if your looking to pick this up :]