Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Eyeliner ?

I am the first to admit that I, well, I am the worlds worst eyeliner putter on'er ever !!!!

I just can not apply eyeliner neith pencil or liquid. One problem is that I do not have a steady hand and I dont really have any other excuse. Everytime I have tryed it has ended up looking very uneven and like I have a black eye. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING !!!!

Believe me I have spent many hours in the past trying to learn this skill that everyone else seems to have down to a tee, but to avail. Today, I decided to try and achieve an eyeliner look using black eyeshadow. I used "Blackout" from the naked 2 palette. I got anlong much beter with this but it still dose not look quite right ?

  This is the finnished result and from far way it looks ok, but close up is a diffren story
( be prepared for some very goofy pics, it is suprisingly hard to take pics of your own eyes )

Firstly, yes one eye is bigger than the other, let's not get into that now.
As you can see this is not great, im telling you I am really not good.

I require your wisdom
Anyone have any tips or tricks to help me out ?

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hair Wars

 I have had reach that dreaded moment in life, when a girl has to choose between two hair care products. :(

I have been a faithful user of the "Alberto Balsam" shampoo, conditioner and intensive conditioning treatment for a while now.  I currently use the "Juicy Green Apple" shampoo and conditioner and the "Honey and Almond Extracts" intensive conditioning treatment. However for going away I bought "Aussie Miracle Moist" shampoo amd conditioner. This purchase has started an out and out war between to two !!

I find that this trio works really well in my hair. The shampoo and conditioner leave my hair smelling great for ages after I have washed it and they work perfectly well in terms of how well they clean my hair. I started using the intensive conditioning treatment because I found that just the conditioner alone was not nourishing enough for my ends.  Another bonus of this brand is how affordable it is, each bottle costs £1, which is AMAZING VALUE, and you know how I love a bargin.

I have now used up all of the shampoo and only have a smidge of the both conditoners left. Normally, I would be rushing out to repurchase them, however another brand has aimed fire at my beloved "Alberto Balsam". "Aussie" !

I bought these two bottles for going on holidays as the were both travel sized and on offer. I had heard good things about Aussie in the past and thought it was worth giving it a go, and im glad I did. I cant say as I have noticed an amzing smell from these products and certainly not one that is long lasting. Also, I am not head over heals for the shampoo, to be honest I notice little diffrence between this and the "Alberto Balsam". However, what has me going gaga is the conditioner !! It is astounding, it makes my hair feel so soft and silky unlike any confitioner I have ever used. In fact my adoration for this product is so strong that I felt my self tearing up when I finnished it this morning :( 

You may well ask, "Sarah, if you love it that much then why dont you buy more ?" Well, the major turn off off this product is the price, now dont get me wrong it is not expensive normally there are offers to get 3 for £10. However, in comparison to the "Alberto Balsam" it is a 233% increase in price, from £3 to £10, with student life approching I cant help but hesitate. Furthermore the "Albertio Balsam" trio works really well for may hair and I dont really NEED the extra nourishment, I just like it, and I dont have any strong feels about the shampoo. However I am one of thoose people who has to use a shampoo and conditioner from the same company, anyone else have this ?

So, the question is who will win this war ? 
The cheap and cheerful "Alberto Balsam" trio or the Could I, Would I, Should I "Aussie" duo ?

Let me know what you think
Thanks for reading
Bye XxX

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Shoe Seduction

So, everytime I find my self walking by an "Office" shop I simply cannot resist pressing my face up against to window and making several "oh ah" sounds. As much as I love the shoes, there are more than a little out of my price range :( I am going to use this blog to indulge myself by posting my current Office faves. I have also decided that I am going to do a blog like this every month but choose a diffrent shop each time. Enjoy!

First up are these lovley  "Castaway Sandals"- I love the white colour because its much fresher for summer and the beaded detailing combined with the fringe is amazing. The colours are really bright, perfect for summer. I can imagine these with all my little summer dresses, however at £38 thats is way out my price range, look like I will be sticking to primark sandals this summer.

Next are the "Weaponize Wedges"- First of all how amazing is this colour !! I love wedges because they can be styled for day or night, unlike heels which I feel really are better for evening. I alos love the little gold trim, it just adds a little OMPH. The platform at the frount also means they arent to high, so won't kill your feet. These lovleys are £55, and hopefully when I am rich one day I will be tracking these done.

In at number three "Jeffrey Campbel Foxy Spike Heels"- Oh how stunning. I so want these for future nights out but I so cannot afford them. I think these are so great, I love the classic shoe with the edgy spikes. These shoes are also leather so they will last a lifetime. Once again, the frount platform and chucky heel means they will be fairly comfortable, I just hope those spikes are not to sharp. However for £125 the spikes better be 24 carrot gold !

Next up are these not very summery "Strap Fur Boots"- Ok, yes it is July but at the end of the dayI live is Scotland and summer last all of a week. I have a pair of balck knee high boots but dont have any in brown. I think these are one thing my wardrobe is really lacking. The furry inner means these will be unbelievably cosy and I also like how chunky they are. I like them folded up and down and will definitely be shopping around for a dupe.What am I about to tell you will probably think I am the most stingy person ever, but these boots are actually on sale. Marked down from £150 to £65, however still about £40 out my price range.

Lastly are these "Joules Evedon Wellies"- Oddly for living in Scotland I dont own a pair of wellies. I feel I really need a pair as my sister has roped me into going up the the stables to she her horse. I like the bluey colour and the gold ribbon and is sooo cute. These are not just wellies these are amaing wellies. I must though I think it a touch silly to spend a lot of money on wellies as they are going to get muddy, scraped and smelly. So, as £65 I think I am going ot have to let them go.

Thank you for reading 
hope you enjoyed