Saturday, 23 November 2013

Saturday Smiles #1

Hi everyone!

It's the weekend! I hope everyone is looking forward to a lively/relaxing weekend (I'm working sadly), so to kick things off I thought I would share some things that have been making me happy this week and in general...

 1. Tea - I've been on a little bit of a health kick this week (failed miserably last night by having a bit too much wine - oops!) and my favourite thing to do when I'm trying to be healthier is try out new healthy teas. At the moment my favourites are two from Morrison's - Green Tea with Berries and Berry Blitz with Acai berries, mmmm!

2. Fringe - I absolutely love this show, always a great mystery to solve and I find the science fascinating. Also Olivia Dunham is just the biggest ass-kicker ever!

3. Owls - I've always loved owls so I thought I'd share some owl love :)

4.Lily Allen - Hard Out Here

This makes me LOL :) I've always enjoyed Lily Allen's music, she just doesn't give a monkeys and I love it. So many people have dissected the messages of the song and blah de blah, but for me it's just a good tune and it makes me giggle!

5. Barry M Gelly Nail Effects in Green Berry

This is one of my favourite polishes at the moment - such great quality for £3.99! Here I've teamed it with a Models Own glitter (its name escapes me!) and it looks fabulous!

And that's my top 5 things making me smile this weekend! What's been rocking your world this week?

Christina xo

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christina's Christmas Wish List

He-he-hello readers!

I can no longer deny that Christmas is fast approaching, so I thought I'd share my Christmas beauty wishlist with you :)

1. Enrapture Encode Totem Styler (currently only £17.99 at Home Bargains!)

Picture of Enrapture Encode Totem Styler

For years I have relied on my straighteners to also curl my hair, however seeing all the hype surrounding this rather funky looking styler has me wondering if I could do better. At £17.99 (the actual RRP is £49.99, making this an absolute BARGAIN!), it means I can try a new style without breaking the bank.

2. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette (RRP £42)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette
I've read several reviews on this and already I'm in love. I received the Smoked palette last Christmas and I loved the quality of the shades, so I think having such a wide range of shades for a fraction of the individual price per shadow is pretty bargainous too!

3.  Guerlain Terra Nerolia Bronzer (£44)

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 Just...look at it... so pretty! I'm probably too pale to make this work on my skin but holy moly it is stunning!

4. Florence & Fred Men's Bah Humbug Jumper (£16)

F&F Bah Humbug Christmas Jumper

 I've been feeling a bit bah humbug recently, since Christmas build-up seems to start earlier each year, so this jumper encapsulates my sentiments perfectly! I've also been invited to my first blogging party, and the dress code is "Cheesy Christmas Jumpers" so I think I've found mine, haha! Also I know this is a men's jumper, but the ladies' ones were too festive for me :P

What would YOU like for Christmas?

Christina xo

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 80 - Suspense

Good day readers!

As some of my regular readers will know, I love Chanel. If I could afford it, I would have the entire Chanel make-up collection. Unfortunately I can't, so I make do with raving about the products I can occasionally afford to splurge on, such as this rather lovely lipstick.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Suspense is a gorgeous deep pink/purple with a tiny hint of a warm plum shade, with little particles of purple glitter through it, giving it a rather unusual two-tone effect. This hasn't shone through in the pictures sadly but in person, this is an impressive shade of lipstick!

I tried pictures with and without flash to try and give you a better impression of the shade but sadly it hasn't worked well! Suffice to say, this is one lovely lipstick though. It glides onto the lips as you apply and it genuinely hydrates the lips; one of my main issues in the winter months is dry, chapped lips and this is a lipstick that helps to treat them and doesn't cling to the dry patches on my lips. With a sealant, the lasting time on this is about 3 hours before I need to reapply, even if I've been eating and drinking during that time. Generally I am impressed with the quality of Chanel lipsticks and this little beauty is no exception.

And here's a picture of my pasty mug wearing said lippy! It adds a lovely pop of colour without being too in-your-face, looks like a gloss on the lips and is soothing to wear. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine retails at £24 (RRP), which although it isn't cheap, I think it is a worthwhile investment since I find it very wearable and I always feel a little bit more glamorous wearing it and having it in my handbag! Personally I prefer Chanel lipsticks to MAC (I know, shocking opinion for a blogger to have!) and would rather treat myself to some Chanel since they always look and feel luxurious, adding a touch of class and elegance to one's make-up collection!

What are your thoughts on this lipstick? Or do you have a particular lipstick that always makes you feel more glamorous whilst wearing it?

Take care!

Christina xo