Archive | July, 2012

Jet setter

14 Jul

So even though I have just got back I’m off again this time to Ibiza! Ive never been so Im really excited!!!

When I get back I will be doing a post on holiday beauty products and some of those outfit posts I keep promising… See you on the other side.

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Es Pardis, Ibiza

Topshop ALBA boots

13 Jul

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Proud owner of these beauty’s managed to get hold of them even though they’re sold out everywhere. Managed to get them down Roman Road Market for half the retail price of £50 what a stroke of luck 🙂

I actually brought pair for my mum too but unfortunately she finds them uncomfortable (whereas I find them super comfortable) so im selling them on my Ebay shop. Started the bidding at £25 which is what I paid can’t say fairer then that. They’re a size 6 EU39.

I hope I find a new home for them…

If I was a Rich Girl

12 Jul

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Ahhhh if only I had £1,075.00 in the bank this beauty would be MINE!

Benefit They’re Real mascara

11 Jul

Like every girl I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mascara, I haven’t found it yet (and I’ve tried thousands!) but I’ve tried some pretty good ones along the way. A few weeks ago I went to meet my dad for lunch in the city and the Benefit in Spitalfields was doing a mascara-thon where they were selling sample size Benefit They’re Real mascaras for £2 with the money from these sales going to charity Refuge. I heard good things about this mascara and who doesn’t wanna do their bit for charidee, so I thought it was worth giving it a go.

As a former Bene-Babe I still am a huge fan of the company and have lovely memories of working for them back in the day.

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The sample I tried was 40g so not a a lot but I’ve used it about 3 times and there’s quite a lot left so I think I will take it on my holiday which is 5 days and I imagine i will probably use it up by then.

The brush head is quite hard with lots of individual bristles and you can feel it gliding and lengthening your lashes, but I would say the formula of the mascara is quite thin in consistency and wet it takes a little while to dry and I like to do 2 coats which was a little bit annoying, but I would say worth it for the end result.

Here’s my eyelashes with no mascara…

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And here’s my eyelashes with 2 coats of the They’re Real Benefit mascara.

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I would say that there’s quite a difference there! I’m really pleased with it and will definitely be buying the full size version when mine runs out which retails at £18.50 but even though it’s pricey I think it’s worth it for the results! It’s a big improvement on previous Benefit mascaras I’ve tried.

Have any of you tried this mascara? What’s your top mascara and why?

Wish you were here…

5 Jul

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So I’ve been blogging here for just over a week 🙂 thank you to the 63 people who have passed by the 2 lovely bloggers who have commented, and all those who have tweeted me or followed me twitter. I know some blogs have hundreds of views, comments and followers and I’m hoping to build this up over time but I want to thank those who are here are the beginning of my journey 🙂

Anyways enough ramblings from me! I’m off for a long weekend on a beach so won’t be blogging until some time next week. But I will be back with some outfit posts (eek!), travel tips, pictures of my journey, and beauty reviews (as I’m taking some new products to try on holiday)

So until next week. Kisses from Rio x

MIA in Versace

4 Jul

Check out MIA looking fierce in Versace at Donatella Versace’s return to The Ritz, Paris during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. I’m a huge fan of MIA and an even bigger fan of this look she looks gorge it’s nice to see her glammed up (although she does do dressed down very well too) I love the white and gold jacket and the bright red lips really give this look a fun 80s inspired twist.

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Image via Zimbio

It would appear that MIA and Donatella have a mutual admiration, MIA was spotted front row at Versaces fall 2011 presentation and the also collaborated for this shoot in W Magazine

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Image via W Magazine

MIA’s style is defo not for the faint hearted, and is a BIG fashion marmite. I personally love her, what do you guys think is MIA a fashion fave or a fashion fail?

Bloglovin

3 Jul

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