Saturday, 29 October 2011

Gareth Pugh for MAC Cosmetics


How are you all?

I am super excited about this collection, due for UK release this December.

The collection is quite edgy (for MAC,anyway!), with some really nice pieces.

As you can see, its quite a comprehensive collection, with something for everyone - my faves are the nail polishes and I will definitely be trying to get these babies:

I LOVE duo-chrome polishes and these look fabulous!

The shades are (from left to right):

Inert : Creamy mid-tone greyed nude (crème)

Hyper : Deep blue with violet pearl (frost)

Ascension : Grey with blue violet reflective pearl (frost)

There are also some graphic false lashes, which I think are awesome:

What do you guys think of this upcoming collection?



Saturday, 1 October 2011

Freak like me..............


Hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather in October?!!!

Anyway, speaking of strange happenings, look what I found, just in time for Halloween - my fave time of year!

When I saw this I was delighted!!

Its the new fragrance by Illamasqua, aptly named 'Freak'.

I love the bottle design, with the little silver snail slithering up the side of the bottle but what about the fragrance?

They say.......

"Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers which Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night…

The notes for the unisex fragrance feature black davana, opium flower, belladonna, poison hemlock, datura, queen of the night, frankincense, oud and myrrh"

Sounds intriguing and I really wanna try it!

This débuts this month and will be available in 75ml Eau de Parfum for £59

What do you guys think?

Will you be treating yourselves?



Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Barry M Instant Nail Effect Nail Foil Varnish

Hello my lovelies, 

I am so sorry for my long absence - I have been feeling very low and just not in the mood to blog but will try my best to get back to regular blogging :)

Anyways, when surfing the net I came across these beauties:

What Barry M says.........

"Instant Nail Effects foil is an amazing addition to our Nail Paints. It is applied like any other Nail Paint but with a luxurious foil finish previously only acheived from a salon manicure. It only requires one coat and is very quick drying."

What I say......

These look AWESOME - I will definately be picking these up to see how they fare against the ever popular 
MINX effect - I really hope that they do not disappoint!

Whilst the silver shade is my current fave, I am hoping that they will expand the colour selection as they have done with the cracking polishes.

They are priced at £3.99 each and you can pick them up here

Thanks for reading - I hope you are all having a good September so far!

Dolly xxxx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Hiatus and Etsy Finds on Heartsy


First of all, thanks to my new followers - I really appreciate it :)

Also, I just want to say sorry for my extremely long hiatus - I have had a few personal problems recently but i think I am back on track now, so hopefully will be back to blogging as usual!

On to the pretties!

I recently came across a site called Heartsy, which, each day (apart from weekends it seems) posts some really good deals from Etsy stores, for example, buy a $40 voucher for a particular seller for $10.

Using this, I came across this amazing seller on Etsy, which you can find here

The store is named The Little Fox and has some beautiful art prints, necklaces and paper goods - they are part whimsy, part story book, part slightly creepy/cute and I highly recommend checking her out!

I have ordered 3 necklaces so will be posting pics on these when they arrive.

If you are interested in Heartsy, please click on the following link to find out more - yes, its a referral link and I will get $5 credit when you sign up but you automatically will get a $5 credit too :)

I have come across some great sellers on here and the service is totally free - this is in no way a sponsored post or anything like that - I just thought I would share with you guys who may like it!

They also have a VIP service you can sign up too, which is pretty worthwhile too.

If you would like me to do a more detailed post, just let me know.



Friday, 18 March 2011

New Barry M Instant Nail Effects Colours!!

Hello guys!

Exciting news - Barry M has released 3 new colours in the Instant Nail Effects range :)
Sooo excited!

Pink Fizz
Blue Print

White Frost

You can pick them up here for £3.99 - I cant wait to try them :)

What do you guys think?




Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Models Own & Wah Nails - Smash Up Polish Release!

Hello lovelies!

Now, I am a massive fan of the Barry M Instant Nail effects 'shatter' polish, so was super excited to see a similar release from another 'high street' brand:
This is Model's Own up coming collaboration with Wah Nails, aptly named 'Smash Up', which seems to give the same effect as the Barry M one but with a lot more colour choice.

Excited, non?!
These will be available exclusively in Boots from April 20th (black and silver only) and there will be a full launch on the Models Own site sometime in April, so watch out for that.

The silver may be a dupe for OPI's upcoming silver shatter polish, as part of their Pirates of the Caribbean range.

The price will be £6, which I think is quite affordable (not for me though, as I will be buying all of them haha)
What do you guys think?

Will you be purchasing?




Tuesday, 8 March 2011

MAC Disappointment..........and Success!

Hi guys!

Having sold some stuff on Ebay, I decided to treat myself to something from the MAC Wonderwoman collection, so decided to opt for the Amazon Princess blush.
The day came when the little black box was delivered - cue excitement when opening the package until i saw this:

Hmm, looks quite dusty, right?
Well, this is why:
The blush was totally destroyed - I was both upset and furious, as at £21, this was by no means a cheap product.

So, my partner called them and they offered to send another free of charge and advised I can keep this one.
So, today, another black box arrived and look what was inside:

I was so reluctant when opening this but was pleased when i opened the compact:
Although I was really disappointed and upset at first, I am impressed that MAC managed to sort this out in the space of 2 working days for me.
However, after this error and a previous error when ordering some of the Marcel Wanders collection from the site, I am very reluctant to use the site again (although the service was excellent when I ordered the Venomous Villians collection from there).

Also, do you guys have any ideas on what to do with the broken compact?
I was thinking of crushing it up and using it as one powder blush and then cleaning up the compact and using that as a mirror?

What do you guys think?
Do you have any other ideas and also, what are your experiences with using MAC online?



Monday, 7 March 2011

USA Swapsies!

Hello ladies!

I absolutely love anything to do with the US, in particular their amazing beauty products!
Is there anyone out there who would like to participate in a UK/USA swap?

It doesn't have to be a large amount, just a swap of a few drugstore brands each way.

Please let me know :)


Please be mine!


I dont know about you but I am itching for this baby to be released:
This is the Givenchy Le Prismissime Yeux from their Summer 2011 Acid Summer range.

9 bright summery shades in a hot little limited edition package? 
Yes please!!

I CANNOT wait for this one :)

Also, whilst I'm ton the subject, having this would also be nice:
Vernis, Please! Nail Lacquer in 'Acid Orange'

What are your thoughts on this?





MAC Quite Cute Collection Spring 2011

Hi guys, 

Sorry for the lack of posts lately - I have had some personal stuff going o, but hopefully can get back to some regular posting now.

So, what do you guys think of this upcoming collection - I nearly squealed when I saw it - this collection is so me and definitely at the top of my list!

The promo imagery is very similar to those that Illamasqua release and I feel more effort has gone in to creating an overall look, rather than various shots of one particular product:

The  release date is April 2011 (both USA and Europe) and details are as follows:

For more pics and some real life swatches, this post is fab

Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition) 

Lip Pencils

In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Plushglass Lipglosses

Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad Colours:

Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition) 
Mineralise Blush (the ones with the little heart in the middle)

Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Laquer
Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Random Extras

False Lashes

#7 Lash Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner

Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash

Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)

I think that this collection is so cute and kawaii but what do you guys think?



Thursday, 10 February 2011

POUNDLAND bargains and a NOTD


I am on a mega tight budget at the moment, although that doesn't mean i cant sneak in some beauty stuff, right?
I was delighted to find these babies at my local Poundland, which is similar to Dollar Tree for any US people reading:

 Back Row: Sally Hansen Insta Dry Speed Dry Drops, Olay Pore Refining Mousse Cleanser, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails 'Hard as Wraps polish in shade 'Coral Creme' and Maybelline Salon Expert Strengthening Top & Base coat

Front Row: Rimmel Colour Rush Mono Shadow in 'Envy' and NYC Colour Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in 'Scarlet Letter', which I believe was a limited edition product

All of this cost me £6 - the Olay Cleanser retails for more than this in Boots on its own!!!!!!

Here are some close ups:

Close up of the NYC Color Wheel - this consists of red and various shades of brown, although swatches to a lovely coral/red type shade - I am most excited about this!

Close up of the Rimmel Eye Shadow - this is a lovely matte emerald green

And finally, a NOTD, using the Sally Hansen polish i bought from Poundland (2 coats) - this apparently has acrylic gel in the polish, meaning it can last up to a week and is more like  nail wrap, although can be removed with remover like a regular polish - I love the formula, so am gonna try and pick up some more of these:

Sorry for the blurry pic - I hope you get the idea though!

So, there you go - you should definitely try to check out your local Poundland for some beauty bargains!

If you would like a review of anything, please leave a comment to let me know!


Dolly xxxx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Upcoming review - Lacura Beauty Foundation

Hello my beauties!

Today, I popped along to my local Aldi and picked up this:
Lacura Beauty Foundation

I have heard a lot of good things about Lacura, so have finally joined the party!
I am working all week but will try and get this reviewed and up on my blog this week!
What is the best thing you have done today?


Thursday, 27 January 2011

MAC Wonder Woman

Hello lovelies!

I am so excited for the MAC Wonder Woman collaboration!
I know a lot of people are not really liking this collection but i am super excited about it :)

Here are my picks that I will be (hopefully!) purchasing when it arrives in the UK (March 2011):

Its worth noting that most products in this collection are super sized, compared to the regular versions, which may mean they are slightly more expensive than the regular version of the product, where applicable - to me it is worth it, although something to think about if you're on a budget:
Blue Make Up bag - this has a cute blue and white star print inside!
Also available in red

'Amazon Princess' Blush Duo - this a lovely magenta pink on one side (the larger side) and a berry shade with gold shimmer on the other!

Lipstick in 'Russian Red' - I know this is a permanent but I sort of collect the MAC collaboration lipsticks, so will be trying to get this one :)

(The other shade pictured is 'Spitfire', if you're interested)

Also, I may get this - I love the colours but the reviews have been mediocre, so will see:

Eyeshadow Quad in 'Lady Justice' - I may buy this purely for the name ha ha

What are your thoughts on this upcoming collection?

Will you be purchasing anything?




Saturday, 22 January 2011

Irregular Choice and Brogue Bargain!

Hello lovelies!

Just thought I would share some bargains I recently picked up with you!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Irregular Choice shoes, so was pleased to see this pair in the sale that I had spied a while ago at full price:

 'Daisy Girls' Floral Cuff Heel

I picked these up for £34.99, instead of £79.99 - some may think they are hideous, although I love them, as they are so unusual and they have a floral element, which I love.
They also have a cute brogue style detail:

You cant quite see it here but it looks like little bears or bunnies stamped on to the toe!
Next up, I ordered these from Schuh, as I thought they would be great for Spring teamed with dresses and cardigans:

 £14.99, reduced from £24.99 - Schuh

I also wanted these but they seem to have the 'courtesan' style heel that I find uncomfortable:


Have you purchased any bargains recently?