Hope you had a good week :)
13 December 2010
Hope you had a good week :)
6 December 2010
1 December 2010
First and foremost, i need to get the compulsory snow chit chat out of the way! Its SO bad where i live, and i got the day off work today! Yay! A snow post may be up tomorow if i muster up the courage to venture out! :) Now onto the good stuff . . .
When visiting my blog you may have noticed a bit of a difference, if you are a regular visitor that is! Yup, Felicityxoxo has had a m.a.k.e.o.v.e.r.!
I opted for a sophisticated dark purple header dressed with a starry purple cosmic inspired background. I think you'll agree, it looks a bit more cohesive and organized. :)
Along with a change in appearances i shall be broadening my blog post topics a tad more.
I love the more candid/chit chat posts that are currently gracing various blogs but i shall still be a true beauty blogger at heart, so don't go thinking i'll be abandoning my beauty blogger status! ;)
I'll finish this post with this little fella to say goodbye!
photo from www.weheartit.com
22 November 2010
27 September 2010
I was recently contacted by Destinology, who have some rather exciting news if you are a huge cocktail fan like me...
Destinology are currently running a series on their blog about world famous cocktails, their origins and recipes. The first cocktail is the classic margarita and Matthew Soares, head bartender at Cloud 23, has helped us put together the recipe as well as some background on the origins of the drink
Sounds delicious doesn't it?! I've just arrived back from a late holiday to Turkey, and the sound of this cocktail is reminding me of all the tasty cocktails i've consumed over the past week!
After nearly fainting at the prices of the bevvies we finally decided what our choice of drink would be, we all chose a cocktail each - i chose Cottonpolis which was 'An explosion of fresh English fruit flavour. Spiced Pear and Elderflower play with the citrus tang of Tanqueray Gin. Finished off with a splash of Soda' It came beautifully presented and tasted equally delicious! After finishing our drinks and taking a few snaps we paid the bill and left via the lift we arrived in.
If you are in Manchester i would definately recommend visiting Cloud 23, the prices are quite steep BUT for the view and atmosphere which the venue demonstrates i defintely think it evens the prices out. Admitedly i did hope to bump into some form of celebrity but i guess i was at the right place at the wrong time! :(
My experience at Cloud 23 was fabulous and if you have the opportunity to visit then i'd definately encourage you to go!
So, after a cocktail infused evening we swiftly made our way to Picadilly Station and caught a train back home and back to reality after a taste of the high life (literally!!) . . .
14 September 2010
Today i'd like to introduce to you, Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Hydrating Care.
The sciencey stuff . . .
LHA A Loreal patented acid helps micro-exfoliate the surface of the skin for a smoother surface and uniform complexion.
Salicylic Acid Targets the pores helping to breakdown blackheads and whiteheads by gently micro-exfoliating the top layer of skin and clearing blocked pores. Salisylic Acid also has antiseptic properties to cleanse the skin to help stop recurrence of blackheads.
Glycolic Acid The most common of the AHA's is an all-natural derivative of sugarcane. Glycolic acid naturally exfoliates the skin and helps reduce the bacteria causing imperfections.
These three acids work in conjunction to target blemishes, blackheads and open pores.
Women 25-45 years with imperfection prone skin require a hydrating texture and for the first time Vichy has been able to create a texture that targets imperfection without drying out the skin.
A combination of Glycerin and lightweight Emollient Oils enrich the day care to offer a highly hydrating 24 hour texture.
Finally the texture is enriched with Anti-Silice to help mop up excess sebum for an instant matt finish.
Vichy Thermal Spa Water also helps to hydrate and soothe the skin in order to fortify the skin's natural protective function.
So, what do i think?
I have to admit, Vichy is a brand which i have never been aware of before, so before i used the product i decided to do a bit of googling to find out about their other products and the brand itself. I soon discovered that Vichy are a brand which are focused on Skincare and their products and services highly reflect this. Vichy carry an array of products and also offer a skin health consultation which can be carried out at your nearest Vichy Pharmacy.
After researching Vichy i knew i was leaving my skin in good hands. You may have noticed that this Vichy product is in my previous favourites post, so that in itself speaks volumes! I really rate this moisturiser very highly.
The packaging is great, the bottle is pleasing to the eye and the pumpbased bottle allows you to easily release the product with minimal mess.
The product itself comes out as quite a thick white cream but when the product is applied to the skin it feels quite silky on the skin and sinks in very quickly, leaving you with a matte finish.
I've used this product inconjunction with my normal skincare routine and i can see the benefits that this moisturizer has given my skin. I have Oily skin so consequently i'm prone to spots, i get them mostly on my forehead and chin however this moisturiser has minimized my spots and has evened out my skin tone quite significantly.
Another point about this moisturizer is its mattifying properties. As i stated earlier when the product is applied to the skin the moisturiser delivers a matte finish. This has been a big plus for me as it has kept my oily skin at bay throughout the day, i've even been leaving face powder out of my make up routine recently!
This product has really impressed me, and i suggest thinking about buying this if you have oily/combination skin as it has definately improved my skin.
RRP : £11.50
Available at : Selected Boots and Pharmacies.
I was sent this product for review purposes.
7 September 2010
I never normally do favourites posts, for one reason; I tend to like a lot of products each month, so it'd take me aaaageessss to reel them all off into a post. Yup, i'm one of them people who likes to use different products each day/week by doing this i discover products i once loved and regenerate my adoration for them . . . . . however the month of August was a tad different, i stuck to a daily routine so obviously these products must be my favourites. :)
1. GOSH Professional Art Make Up Brush
I'm not sure which GOSH brush this is as it doesn't say anything on the brush and its not on the website either, which is very helpful! I got it for Christmas a couple of years back so it may have been discontinued or something . . . Anywho, this month i've been using this brush for a multitude of things, the brushes slightly curve in the the tip of the brush which is fab for contouring, i also use this brush for applying blusher to the apples of my cheeks and applying face powder too. Its a fab all in one brush for me and makes my make up application much quicker in the morning, rather than chopping and changing brushes every minute!
2. Maybelline New York Eye Studio 05 Glamour Browns
I love my neutral eyeshadows, i find they suit my skintone more than vivid rainbow colours, so when i was struggling what to buy for the 3 for 2 offer at Boots (i think this deal has ended now :( ) i saw this quad and headed over to the till with my other 2 products. To be fair i didn't expect much from this quad, how wrong was i?! Its fairly pigmented for the price (£6.99) all 4 colours when applied create a sultry brown smokey eye, the staying power is also really good.
3. Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
Sleek is a brand which i would of probably strolled past in Superdrug if i wasn't a beauty blogger. I think its very much underestimated by people who are not beauty bloggers, which sucks for them as they are missing out on a fab brand!
The Contour Kit is simply amazing, there are 2 products inside - a matte brown contour colour and a shimmery highlight. The contour is highly pigmented and i would say its definately on par with the quality of Benefit's Hoola, the only difference is the price tag - Benefit Hoola £23.50 Sleek Contour Kit £6.99 . . .
The highlight is also very pigmented, and i mean VERY, i put a swipe of it down my nose and it was just a visable streak of shimmery-ness, so apply with a light hand!!
4. Topshops Creme Blush in Neon Rose
When Topshops MU range was released it was all systems go in the blogging world, and i too bought 2 lippies and a creme blush. The lippies are gorgeous (review hereeee!) but the blush took some getting used to seeing as it was my first creme blush. However now that i've got the application down to a T i've been using this blushe everyday! It lies on the skin as a coral pinky colour and when blended in you are left with a subtle coral glow. Next on my list is an Illamasqua creme blush, need to start saving my pennies!!
5. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in Black
I'm not going to deny that i'm a bit of a mascara addict, i think i've tried most on the drugstore market but i always return back to my trusty Sexy Curves. The curved wand gives my lashes lots of length and quite a bit of volume too, but the one thing that i love the most about this mascara is that it doesn't clump! You see, i have quite a lot of lashes which all sit quite close together and most mascaras unfortunately just gather them all up together into a clumpy mess, but the Sexy Curves defines each lash and really emphasises them all.
6. Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Hydrating Care
I was sent this product to review during August and have used it everyday since i recieved it. I'm not gonna say too much about it as i'm currently writing up a review on it, however i will say - it makes my skin feel SO soft after using it, also i use it under my foundation so my skin is left with a dewy glowy look.
7. Elle Magazine (random fave!)
This magazine has never been far from my side, i loved the D&G interview and there are some b.e.a.utiful photoshoots in there too, go chekck it out if you haven't already!
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
2 September 2010
Firstly i'd like to say hi to my new followers, i get a big smile when i see the number creep up! So thank you. :)
I've got quite a few Reviews coming up and i'm going to start doing FOTDs and OOTDs, as i LOVE reading them!
So, i'll start as i mean to go on . . . .
Hope you are all well!
6 August 2010
Label M are a professional hair care brand which are stocked at many hair salons and can also be purchased online.
This does exactly what it says on the tin, it volumizes my hair with it feeling sticky or full of product. Also because the substance is a foam and not a mousse i feel that its so much easier to distribute throughout your hair.
Label M Thickening Cream £11.50
Label M Smoothening Cream RRP £12.00
I don't use this product as much as i use the previous two, however on the occasions when i have used the Smoothening Cream it has done me proud! It eliminates fly aways and frizz and also it can be used on wet or dry hair - great for girlies on the go!
Label M Ressurection Style Dust £10.00
Although they may be a tad pricey compared to drugstore products i think that Label M products are fab and really do work well.
Have you tried out any Label M products? If not what are your favourite hair products?
16 July 2010
I have a couple of posts planned - a Sleek Contour Kit Review and a Xen Tan Review. Both are all written up and pictures have been papped - its just a case of putting 2 + 2 together, which always seems the hardest!
13 June 2010
25 May 2010
This collection caters for all your make up wishes, it stocks *DEEP BREATH* - Duo Eyeshadows, Mascaras, Eye Crayons, Eye Glitter Pigments, Kohl Eyeliners, Blush, Bronzers, Lipsticks . . . blah blah blah . . . you get the picture - Topshop have got all the grounds covered. ;)
The 2 Lipsticks have a great consistency to them, they are moisturizing and not at all dry, however they are still quite pigmented which surprised me (in a good way) as to be honest i was expecting them to be more sheer.
Swatchey Swatch - From top to bottom we have Neon Rose, Brighton Rock then Desert.
17 May 2010
Lots of new posts coming up soon!
15 May 2010
I hope you enjoyed this post, if i'm ever looking for style inspiration 'Olivia Palermo' is the first name i google. :)
2 May 2010
During last week i've been struck down by a rotten cold, which is the main reason for the lack of posts, however i'm feeling a lot better today and should be getting back on the blogging bandwagon from tomorow! :)
Before i go, i simply need to let you know some great news about the fantastic brand - Models Own.
Whilst reading the lovely Milly's blogpost discovered that Models Own were launching in Boots, i can already mentally see the money trickling out of my bank . . . anywho, it left me wondering just when Models Own would be in my local Boots store. So after a little bit of Googling, i found a very informative pdf file telling you just when Models Own were gracing a Boots near you.
I've already started counting down - 57 days :D
I'll be posting lots more this coming week, stay tuned! :)
21 April 2010
Today i'm going to introduce you to one of my favourite brands at the moment - Wildfox Couture, i'm sure you are all aware of them and have too been drooling over the clothes!
If you don't know about Wildfox, then let me give you one quote from the Wildfox website which will place the brand firmly in persective for you -
'She is a NATIVE HEART, She is a NEON LIGHT, She is a LOVE CHILD, She is a WILDFOX'
Yup, that statement solely presents the ideology of Wildfox. Wildfox stands for fun, love, quirkiness and fashion which doesn't take itself too seriously . . .
Another feature of Wildfox which really stands out for me is the fantastic and creative advertisements which basically reflect Wildfox's ideology - but in picture format! I recently came across Wildfox's 2010 Summer Campaign and was completely in awe of not only the clothing but the story which the campaign was showing.
The campaign showed various types of Barbie Dolls in a 21st Century revamped mode e.g. Festival Doll, Hangover Doll, Hippie Doll . . . ect. Wildfox are evidently poking fun at the 'L.A Stereotype' and 'Barbie' culture of today but in a non-offensive and kooky way.
Lets not forget the most important part of this campaign though - the clothes! The over exagerrated dolls in the advertisements wear some classic WildFox tee's in hot pink, whilst the 'Hippy Doll' sports a long pastel pink maxi dress with a flower print on the front, accesorized with a flamboyant black heavily rimmed hat with pink sunglasses - VERY Nicole Richie!! However my favourite ensemble from the whole campaign has to be the 'Hangover Doll'. The 'I'm Allergic To Mornings' tee is genius and describes that 'morning after the night before' feeling perfectly!
Take a look at the campaign below and let me know what you think about WildFox
If you want to look at the whole Summer 2010 campaign (why wouldn't you?!) then check this link out - http://www.wildfoxcouture.com/media/lookbook/index.html
15 April 2010
- 2 or more broken eyeshadows/blusher (any powdered product will do).
- A Metal Spoon.
- A Clear Plastic Bag.
- A Small Container - to put your eyeshadow in.
- A Sticker/Label to name your eyeshadow - thats the fun part!
- . . . and make sure the surface your working on is covered with newspaper, as it can get a tad messy . . .
2. Its time to CRUSH! Yup, grab your spoon, place it ontop of the bag and crush that eyeshadow down! (be careful not to rip the bag ;)) When you come to a finely milled consistency then stop crushing. You should be left with a lovely new colour, if you are not satisfied then feel free to crush more eyeshadow into the mix until you reach a colour which you like.
14 April 2010
13 April 2010
If I were a gemstone, i'd be a Ruby.
If I were a car, i'd be a Black Covertible Mini.
If I were a colour, i'd be lilac.
If I were a musical instrument, i'd be a Guitar.
If I were a flower, i'd be a Daffodill.
If I were a song, I'd be Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson.
If I were a planet, I'd be Mars.
If I were an object, I'd be a classic Chanel Bag.
Hope you enjoyed reading it, feel free to tag yourself and write your own version :)
All images from www.weheartit.com
11 April 2010
4 April 2010
I love Barry M nail paints, they have more or less every colour under the sun and for me they apply like a dream too. When i go to Superdrug or Boots i always have a cheeky look at the bright colours they have and mentally note which colour to buy next, at just £2.95 each they are easily affordable!
I love this pastel green colour, its on trend with the pastels theme for Spring and brightens my hands up a bit too. :)
Please excuse the rubbish webcam picture, i couldn't be bothered to go upstairs and get my camera! haha
Have a great Easter everyone!
Apologies for the lack of posts recently but i've been really busy with Uni work and all sorts of other stuff, you know how it is!
Hopefully i'll be putting some new posts later today and getting back on track. I have a few products to review and some fashion type posts to write up too.
Also, i want to film some videos next week, most likely hauls/collection videos and maybe a tutorial if i'm feeling brave!
Anyway, just a post to say thanks for sticking with me whilst i've not been posting and to say that i am still here and will be posting again asap. :)
In the mean time i'll leave you with this hilarious video . . . .
3 March 2010
The lovely Sophie, AKA BeautyMarked19 is holding a fab giveaway on her blog as she has just reached 500 Followers. Congrats Sophie! :)
To enter, simply pop along to Sophies blog and follow the easy peasy instructions - http://beautymarked19.blogspot.com/2010/03/500-followers-giveaway.html
21 February 2010
13 February 2010
Hope you've all had a fab start to the weekend. :)
Just a quick post to let you all know that i have posted my first ever YouTube video!
Oh yes, i've been thinking about making videos for a while and finally took the plunge last night.
Its a January Favourites video, so please check it out if you have a spare 10 mins.
I've had a great response so far, and will be uploading some more videos pretty soon.
Thanks so much,