21 April 2010

I've gone WILD for Wildfox Couture!

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all well and are enjoying this rather gorgeous weather we've been blessed with, lets hope the summer sun stays for a while, eh! :)

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

Felicity x


15 April 2010

DIY Eyeshadow :)

Hello lovelies,
First of all, thanks so much to all the new followers, much appreciated. :)
A couple of weeks ago i bought an NYC Mosaic Colour Wheel in 'Pink Glow'. I had been happily applying it since then, however yesterday disaster struck . . . i clumsily knocked the blusher off my dressing table and it rolled onto the floor, i picked it up and half of it had broken off and smahed into smithereens. :( Gutted? Yes!

Whilst sat in bed last night, it got me thinking, why should i throw away half of my blusher just because it broken, then it hit me (not literally ;)) i shall smash the broken half of my blusher up, smash another eyeshadow up that i hardly ever use, et voila, i will have a hand made eyeshadow!
So this afternoon i set to work on creating my own unique eyeshadow. :)
Heres how i did it . . .

Stuff you will need.
  • 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 . . .

1. Firstly you want to empty the broken eyeshadows/blush in the clear plastic bag. Bare in mind that if you put more of one product in than the other then obviously that product will be stronger in the final product. I put equal amounts in of - No7 Eyeshadow - Comet and NYC Mosaic Colour Wheel - Pink Glow.

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.

3. Next, grab your container which is going to house your brand spanking new eyeshadow, and pour/spoon in the eyeshadow which you have just created. I used a Bare Minerals sample size container, as i found this was the perfect size.

4. Nows the fun bit, grab yourself a sticker and cut it to size so that it will fit onto the bottom of your container. Then think of a name . . . got one? Good! Now write it on the sticker and stick it on the botton of your container. I got a tad carried away and even thought of a brand name, heard of 'FJI Cosmetics' anyone? haha (my initials just incase your wondering!) I stuck the brand name of the front of my container. :)

Thats all there is to it, you now have your very own pigment based eyeshadow. Easy peasy!

Hope you enjoyed this post, if you want to ask me any Questions feel free to leave me a comment or ask me via Formspring :) http://www.formspring.me/felicityi

Felicity xo

14 April 2010

Review - Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

Hello :)
I know there are tons of PhotoReady reviews already, however i wanted to give my two pence. :)
It seems appropriate to say that one of Revlon's most eagerley anticipated products is the PhotoReady Foundation. Since its release oversee's us British bloggers have been waiting patiently for it to be sitting on the shelves in Boots and Superdrug in all its glory! :)
PhotoReady has now been out for a couple of months in the UK and has had lots of exposure via the media press and through bloggers. So was it just a 'hype' product, or did it REALLY prove itself?
Heres what i think . . .
Firstly, let me give you a bit of background as to what i like in a foundation. My skin is fairly good, i hardly get spots *touch wood ;)* or redness/blotchiness, therefore i don't need a heavy full coverage foundation. When i do use a heavy foundation i find it breaks me out and leaves my skin looking dull.

When i first looked at PhotoReady i was very impressed with the packaging, theres nothing snazzy about it, its just simple yet effective - transparent casing (so you can see the product), a pump to disperse the foundation (such a simple yet amazing feature - minimal mess/wastage!) and a semi-transparent lid (not much to say about this!!).
So, how does it apply i hear you ask! I find a little goes a long way with PhotoReady, i sometimes find that a whole pump is much too much for my skin, so i generally stick to 3/4 of a pump. I apply all foundations, including PhotoReady with my fingers, just because i feel like i'm getting a much more even application, rather than using a brush. This foundation IS buildable, to an extent, however i prefer to not build it up and instead pop a bit of concealer on where needed. At the end, i'm left with a light and dewy finish.
I tried to photograph my face with the foundation on, but thanks to my rubbish camera, it didn't really work! So you're gonna have to look at my beautiful hand instead . . . . the swatch isn't amazing, as i was trying to capture the sparkles in the foundation, i even stood next to a window!

The Glitter Factor!
Yes, we've all heard about it! Some people have been put off by the 'glitter' prescence in this foundation, which i must admit made me a teeny bit cautious, however i find that although there IS a trace of sparkles in the foundation, this does not make you look like you've been rolling around in glitter for an hour! Instead it helps the finish of this foundation to give off a luminous and dewy look.
This foundation will not be everyones cup of tea, for those of you who prefer a full coverage then i'd stay away. Personally i can't fault this foundation, it gives me just the right coverage and i can build it up when i want to. The sparkles are a positive for me, as they make my skin appear more luminious. PhotoReady will most likely be my 'go to summer foundation' and i'd give it 9/10.
Price and Where You Can Buy It From.
I bought this foundation when it was £9.99 from Superdrug, however the RRP is £12.99. Look out for offers though!!!
I bought this foundation from Superdrug. Its also available at Boots and other retailers.
Felicity xo

13 April 2010

TAG - If I Were . . .

Hey everyone,
I've seen this tag floating around quite a bit, so i thought i'd give it a go :)

If I were a gemstone, i'd be a Ruby.

If I were a scent, i'd be freshly cut grass.

If I were a pair of shoes, i'd be a pair of studded ankle boots.
If I were the weather, i'd be a glorious sunny day.

If I were a facial expression, i'd be a flirty wink.

If I were a car, i'd be a Black Covertible Mini.

If I were a time of day, i'd be first thing in the morning (early bird catches the worm!).

If I were a month, i'd be December, i love the festiveness and how everyones in a good mood!

If I were a place, i'd be Italy or L.A.

If I were a liquid, i'd be a good ol' cuppa Tea.

If I were a taste, i'd be Galaxy Cookie Crumble.

If I were a sea animal, i'd be a Dolphin.

If I were a food, i'd be a a Strawberry Cheesecake.

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 :)

Felicity x

All images from www.weheartit.com


11 April 2010

MAC Help!

Hey lovelies,
Hope you're all enjoying this wonderful weather :)
I just need some quick advice from you, if you have a couple of minutes spare.
Basically i went into MAC for the first time last week and had a good look around. There was so much to look at that i didn't really know where to begin! So after half an hour of umming and ahhing i left MAC with a heavily swatched hand, yet no make up. :(
So my question to you guys is, what products from MAC would you reccomend me? I tend to opt for more neutral/smokey tones in terms of eyeshadows but i am open to any reccomendations!
I did see a blush i liked called 'Fleur Power' but i haven't heard a lot of talk about it, what do you think?
One more thing, i know this is super silly but if you see a tester of a product you like and want to buy it, but there are none boxed up then what do you do, does this mean they are sold out?
I'd be so appreciative if you could give me any reccomendations/advice.
Thanks girls!
Felicity x

4 April 2010

NOTD - Barry M Mint Green.

Hello :)

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!

Felicity x

Hello :)

Hey 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 . . . .

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