Category Archives: My Favourite Things

New video: Monthly Favourites May 2013


Finally, a new blog post! Or well, sort of. Hope you’ll enjoy the video!

Products mentioned:

– Soap & Glory Whipped clean luxe shower cream
– Burt’s Bees Lemon and Vitamin E bath and body oil
– Boots Botanics Shine away clay mask
– Nars Light reflecting loose setting powder
– Dr Jart’s Waterfuse BB cream
– Maybelline One by One Mascara in Waterproof
– Clinique Bottom lash Mascara
– Penhaligon Ellenisia Eau de parfum

On me:

Dr Jart’s Waterfuse BB cream
Mac paint pot in Vintage selection
Maybelline Color tattoo in on and on bronze
L’Oreal Rouge Caresse in Aphrodite Scarlett


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New video: Monthly favourites – April 2013


Watch my latest video to see my April favourites.

Products mentioned:

– Homemade lip scrub: Sugar, argan oil, natural vanilla essence

– Barry M Gelly Hi shine nail polish in Prickly Pear and Pomegranate

– Bourjois Magic nail polish remover

– Uma mineral powder makeup in 01 Porcelain

– ebelin mineral foundation brush (sold at dm in Germany)

– Revlon lip butter in Sorbet

– Nyx Mega shine lipgloss in Candy shop and La la (for swatches see this video:

– Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils (Smoked set):

– Eyeko skinny eyeliner

– Youtuber: shaaanxo
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New video: German Drugstore and Nyx haul


As promised, here’s me showing you all the lovely things I got in Germany.

Products mentioned:

Ebelin pro for dm: foundation and concealer brush, flat eyeshadow brush, mineral makeup brush
(sold at the drugstore chain “dm”, store finder:
Yves Rocher eyeshadow brush
Beliance eyeshadow brush made of marten hair
(sold at Douglas:
Nyx megashine lipgloss in lala and candy shop
Nyx mosaic powder in highlighter
Sans Souci everyday longlasting lipstick in Charming pink
Artdeco blusher in No. 30
Uma mineral makeup powder in 01 Porcelain
Maybelline One by One mascara in waterproof
Manhattan Go4Big lashes mascara in waterproof (

H&M skirt
H&M trainers (

Makeup I’m wearing:

Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer in Bisque
MUA power pout lip tint and balm in Heartbreaker
Urban Decay Naked palette
No nailpolish – have been playing the guitar!


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New Video: My March Favourites 2013


I did my first monthly favourites video!

These are the products I talk about:

– illamasqua nail polish in Speckle (my review)
– Boots nail buffing file
– Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser (my review)
– Maybelline dream lumi touch concealer in Ivory
– Rimmel Scandaleyes eye pencil in Nude
– Shu Uemura eyelash curler
– Accessorize Lovely Day eyeshadow palette (my review)
– Sleek face form palette in Light

Makeup I’m wearing in the video:

– Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in Shell
– Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Exposed
– Sleek Face form palette
– Eyeko skinny eyeliner (the one Helen Mirren used to sign my programme :))
– Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
– Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang


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My Favourite Things: February 2012

Raindrop on roses, and whiskers on kittens,

Lip balm and lip stains, and hair care by Redken!

… or in other words, here are my favourites for February 2012.

IMG_01691. Makeup Favourite: Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stains in “Romantic” and “Crush”


from left to right: 1) “Romantic” 2) “Crush” 3) “Romantic” and “Crush” mixed together

These are arguably nothing new, but I just have been loving blending these two colours together. You can see them on my lips in this Look of the Day.

2. Nailpolish Favourite: Save the Nail Ridge filler base coat and 45 seconds top coat

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    Save the Nail base coat and top coat

    I have been using these whenever I applied nail polish, as well as the base coat on its own sometimes. I got them in Boots while they were 1/3 off. These are made by Nails inc.!

3. Other Beauty Favourites: Korres lip butter in “Quince”


This gives your lips a slight pink sheen and feels very silky on your lips! A bit like actual butter in that it feels quite “slippery”, so might not be for everyone. Doesn’t last that long, and you have to dip your finger into it everytime – however, I don’t mind reapplying this several times a day! However, if you want something properly moisturizing that will make a real difference to the condition of your lips…

  • Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm: This is my favourite lipbalm by far. I apply this in the morning and in the evening and I feel like I have moisturized lips all day long. I used to have horribly dry lips in the winter, but this really made a difference from the moment I started using it. Has a citrus smell that I don’t mind. The texture is quite dense, so it feels like it sticks to your lips well, much better than the Korres lip butter.

4. Haircare Favourite: Redken Real Control conditioner

My hair dresser used to use this on me. It is silicon free but nonetheless leaves my very thick and dry hair somewhat smooth. I can get away with straightening it! Full Hair care routine coming up soon…

5. Food Favourite: Curiously cinnamon cereal. I love this as much now as I used to as a child. Crops up on sale for £1.50 at Tesco every now and then. Makes the milk sweet and cinnamony.

6. Random Favourite: Dance workout DVDs

I think I will write a more in-depth review on these soon. I got these at our local HMV blue cross sale in order to do a bit more exercise at home rather than going to expensive dance classes. They are a lot of fun! Out of the three, the Urban Workout is the most serious cardio-style work out, the Pussycat Dolls 2 is the most ridiculous one, more about sexy moves than a proper workout, and the Pineapple Dance studio one teaches you the most interesting dance routines.


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