Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Barry M are also going pale this spring with the launch of 4 new shades (shown here complimenting last years amazing Mint Green). 306 Blueberry Ice Cream, 307 Lemon Ice Cream, 308 Berry Ice Cream and 309 Strawberry Ice Cream all look totally luscious. The shades are already available from their website and will be instore early next month. I think I'm going to wait and see if they go on offer in Boots and snap up the blue, purple and yellow. I really love the BM nail paints, they are also fantastic value for money.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Rocko in yellow with carved lucite heel. These are a similar shape to my green, sparkly Oz that I got before Christmas. I find Oz slightly too tight across my foot, however Rocko are actually a little on the big side-which is good because I need that.
Love Games are stunning, such beautiful colours and fabric. However, my camera kept picking up the blue shades and ignoring the pretty purples, greens, gold and pink-so annoying. Love Games are of course exactly the same as my teddy pair, but can you believe I can't get my foot in? Not at all. My teddy pair are on the small side, but at least I could get my feet into them!
Toodle Loo in black and white are also too small. If I untie the bow, I can just get my feet in, but I wouldn't be comfortable in them. I'm a little disappointed with their finish. The orange crushed velvet is literally only the insole, the insides of the shoes are plain and look unfinished. I hadn't realised that until I got them.
Thankfully Cloggs offer free exchanges, so I'll send back the latter two for bigger sizes. It does mean I have to wait even longer and panic they'll sell out before I get them! My Matalan dresses arrived today too, I haven't had time to try them on yet. My Dorothy Perkins didn't turn up which is disappointing as the necklaces I ordered were for my Mums birthday today. She's away to Glasgow with my little sister to see the amazing dance group 'Diversity' who won Britain's Got Talent. I asked if they could go to River Island to get this necklace for me, because it is so hideously cute (they got it), so can't wait to see it. Hope you are all keeping safe and warm!
Monday, 29 March 2010
Have you made your list for MAC Liberty of London? It's out 1st April and looks utterly delicious. The packaging is really cutesy and the colours are gorgeous. I can't decide whether to be ruthless and later regret the items I miss out on or to just get everything that I like! Example: do I really need Blooming Lovely if I already have Fashion Mews, Lavender Whip and NYX Power? It's so pretty though....
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Lash 360: Quite a large unruly looking bristle brush. Apparently made up from different coloured (pink and white) brush fibres and tapered with the aim to add 360 degree volume to every lash.Extravagant Lashes (new formula): Really chunky tube with flexible (supposedly pink) boxy brush. It's made from rubbery plastic and in between each 'disc' are apparently very small bristles (designed to grip lashes whilst the discs coat them in mascara). The formula is very 'wet' which combined with the large brush can make even application very difficult.
Extravagant Lashes (old formula): A much slimmer tube which contains a 'real' bristle brush with a white mascara on one end and black on the other. The white is applied first and the black adheres to this. This mascara adds volume by building fibres upon your lashes, these wispy fibres are visible on the brush straight out of the tube-so you can really see how it works.
Extreme Length: Comes in a curved bronze tube and features a neon green plastic wand. The brush is much slimmer and it's perfect to apply to the corners and smaller lashes. The bristles are plastic and combined with the formula, it's easy to build without clumping.
Full Impact: Now discontinued, in a gold tube with spiral shaped bristle brush. Quite a narrow brush and glossy 'wet' mascara designed to give a false lash effect.
Lift & Curve: In silver tube, discontinued (nooo), does what it says (lifts and holds the curl). Very similar packaging to Full Impact, a slim spiral bristle brush.
Intense Volume: A much fuller head on this bristle brush which narrows to a point (to reach smaller/corner lashes). This is designed to seperate (hence the wide spacing between bristles) and curl lashes.
Stay Perfect: A similar shaped brush to Intense Volume, but on a much slimmer scale. A really thick, bushy head, quite a dry formula, supposed to be long-lasting.
Dream Lash: Black tube, silver lid and bright blue wand. A little more sparse than Stay perfect and in plastic, this does have a similar shape though. Buildable, non-clogging formula.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
They've been adding to their IC stock over the past couple of weeks and have loads of new styles. You know I was gagging for the metallic, colourful Love Games (£59.99)-so they were a no brainer (they aren't even on the IC site yet). Throw in the fact you get the leg spatz too and I'm over the moon. I also got the yellow Rocko (£69.99) and black and white checked Toodle Loo (£49.99 FREE) which I'd been eyeing on the Office site.
BOS (Bank of Sis) had to help out with the payment for now as this offer is only available until the 30th March, so I had to act quickly. Cloggs also offer free shipping and there are several delivery methods to choose from. I was quite tempted with the new Excuse Me Miss (£64.99) or Bo Derek (£54.99) which would've given me a better deal, however I wanted the Toodle Loo more and you can't sniff at getting £50 shoes for nothing (especially when they're £60 in Office). Of course you could also choose to buy from other brands as this offer is valid on all footwear, not just IC. Please also note the teddy print Love Games do not come with the leg spatz and I ordered them a couple of weeks ago and the print is as shown on the Cloggs site (barely any teddies), so I returned them for a more teddy-ful pair direct from Irregular Choice! The code you need is SUM342, happy shopping!
Friday, 26 March 2010
Here's what I took out of my basket
And this is what I got:
Spotty Collar Dress £35
Floral Tiered Dress £30
Ivory 50's Cotton Sundress £32
Black 50's Cotton Sundress £32
I also popped onto the Matalan website, because I quite liked the spotty dress that featured in their ads and brochure recently. I was in Matalan this week and they didn't have it and the website had sold out. Today though, they added a floral version (I really have to stop with this floral obsession) and they also had the polka dot one in my size (£16 each). I also got this Be Beau dress £22 and qualified for free delivery (orders over £40, automatically deducted at checkout).
I can't believe I've chosen clothes over shoes-it rarely happens! I actually needed to save some money for the Liberty of London MAC collection next month as there is tonnes I want from it. I'm selling some stuff on ebay this weekend, so hopefully I'll get money from that. I hate saying it but, the shoes will have to wait for now, eeek!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I finally got my Lancome Color Fever Gloss in 022 BB Sand off my Boots points today. It was the last one, phew! It's stunning. The swatch doesn't even begin to show the green, purple and gold glitter, so you'll have to take my word for it. Click pics to enlarge.
Monday, 22 March 2010
I ordered 3 necklaces and you don't really need me to say much about them, the pictures say it all. Baby is the large pendant that opens to reveal a small mirror (how cool is that?), $60.
G $40 is actually a whistle (yep it works), she is on a slightly longer chain and is smaller. The charm is just clipped on, so you could use it on a bracelet or anything. The attention to detail is beyond amazing, she is actually wearing red nail polish and all the chains feature these HL logo lockets as a closure (super kawaii).
Finally, you know I'm a sucker for pearls-so I had to get this. This unusual necklace $40 features large pearls on a pewter coloured chain with bright pink pom poms and a cute little Love head. I am over the moon with my order and now want to collect them all-I tried to show some restraint this time round! You also get little rings with their heads on them, which I really wanted, but wasn't sure how they would fit (I have quite big fingers). They are elasticated, but I envisaged them cutting the blood circulation off, so decided against them!