Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eeeee! I was TAGGED!

8 things I look forward to:

  1. The biggest YouTube Contest ever seen, coming up on May 1st with your truly as one of the co-hosts!
  2. Being a bridesmaid in June for my bestie!
  3. Getting my first wage from my new job!
  4. Summer :)
  5. Losing weight and being able to buy 'normal' clothes!
  6. Going to Spain in September, Marbella here we come!
  7. Holly greeting me when I come in from work
  8. Weekends!
8 things I did yesterday:
  1. Weighed myself obsessively
  2. Filmed a new YouTube tutorial
  3. Took Holly for a walk while listening to a random selection of songs on my MP3, including Chris De Burgh - Lady in Red and Madonna - Take a Bow
  4. Contemplated cutting the grass...then decided against it...
  5. Ate Polenta for the first time...ever! I think I like it!
  6. Pressed the 'snooze' button one too many times
  7. Went to get petrol and resisted buying any chocolate whilst in paying for it!
  8. Filed my nails in preparation for painting them tomorrow!
8 things I wish I could do:
  1. Touch Type. Feel a bit inadequate in my new job coz everyone else does it...
  2. Go on an aeroplane without having to take Vallium..
  3. Get up early in the morning and not be a grumpy so-and-so!
  4. Have enough money to buy a Stock Car and show all those men how it's done!
  5. Do a french manicure without the tip being all wobbly!
  6. Magic my skin to be clear and imperfection-free!
  7. Juggle...with fire! Lol
  8. Fit a Ikea Malm vanity desk somewhere in my house...
8 things I watch:
  1. Snog, Marry, Avoid?
  2. Sex and the City re-runs
  3. X-Weighted
  4. Desperate Housewives
  5. Lost
  6. Dirty Sexy Money
  7. Barefoot Contessa
  8. Rich Bride, Poor Bride
Thanks for tagging me! If you read, this, you are now tagged, and if you do not do it, you will break the chain and all your hair will fall out. Okay, well...not really, but you should do it anyway! Heather x

Exciting Update!

A while ago, gypsydancermacaholic asked me to be a part of her 'Kick off your shoes with...' Series that she was posting on her blog. To be honest I was very honoured to be asked as all the other Guru's she asked are AMAZING and have such talent!

So I happened to be checking through Google Reader for new blog posts, and saw that she has posted the interview! Please check out her blog and her youtube channel, she is amazing and is a truly lovely person!

To read the interview (and to find out some more about me) click here!

Heather x

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plum Glory using MAC and Pure Luxe Products

I bought MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow a while ago but never really had the chance to play with it...until now! So I pulled it out and this is what I came up with! Click for larger versions!

Products Used

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC25
Dior Skinflash Concealer/Brightener
Sugar Tropic Tan Bronzer
MAC Melba blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Black Bean
MAC Plum Dressing
Pure Luxe Glory
Pure Luxe China Blue
120 Pallete Silver
MAC Shroom
Prestige Kohl Liner
Maybelline Colossal Macsara

Clinique Bamboo Pink lipstick
GOSH Darling lipstick
MAC Love Nectar Lustreglass

Here's the tutorial!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm Lovin' It!

This will be a new segment on my blog. Basicaly, when I find a product that I love, i'll tell you all about it!

Whats the product? GOSH Nail Lacquer in Wild Lilac

How much is it? £4.89

Where can I get my hands on it? Superdrug stores nationwide

Whats so great about it? It is the most beautiful dusty lilac colour. It's right slap bang inbetween being a pastel and a bright. It is also an amazing consistency, needing only one coat to become totally opaque! It's very wearable for the workplace/school etc

I'm Lovin' It Star Rating: **** out of 5

Weight Loss: Week 1 Roundup

So, I have decided that this is it, I cannot put off losing weight any longer. I keep procrastinating and stalling it, but the fact of the matter is i'm not getting any thinner! So, I joined Weight Watchers.

This week I lost 2 1/2 pounds. I was a smidgen dissapointed with this as usually in your first week you have this big weight loss and it boosts your motivation. But, I can't be dismissive of those 2 1/2 pounds, because it's a step (albeit a teensy one) in the right direction. So goodbye 2 1/2 pounds, hope I never see you again!

Mini Goal for Week 2: Get off your butt and do more exercise. Usually, taking Holly out consists of walking across the road to the park and throwing a ball for her, which is great exercise for her, but not for me.

Here is my Week 1 Round Up


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Going Up and Down #2

Going Up
  • MAC Palettes. Got one this week and then depotted all my shadows (well, all 9 of them!) Loves it!
  • Miss Sporty Nail polishes. I got them on offer, 3 for 2, and they are great quality for being so cheap. In particular I love Salsa, which is a hot red-coral - the perfect Summer colour!
  • Make Up Buying Amnesty. For the next month or so i'm going to try not to buy any make-up. It will be very difficult! I sat and looked through all of my make-up and put in a box all of the products I haven't used yet...the box was overflowing...
Going Down
  • YouTube Drama. There seems to be a lot of bitching going on in YT at the moment. It is totally un-neccessary. Please stop!
  • Thinking I had bought the light green Barry M nail polish that looks like MAC Peppermint Pattie, then realising it was the wrong one! I wanted 304, I got 290! Argh!
  • Sunburn. Sat out on Sunday and came in to discover my skin was an unflattering shade of red. In my (weak) defence, we don't see the sun a lot in Scotland, so when it does come out, we tend to go a bit's in the genes!
Until next time

Heather xx

Spell Look #2: Got the Blues!

So, here is my second look using Spell Cosmetics and in particular, colours from the Loaded and Laura Christopher Collections.

Here are some pictures! (Clicker for larger version!)

Products Used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC25
Everyday Minerals Multitasking Cincealer
2True Lip & Cheek Tint

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Spell Cosmetics Bueberry Fizz
Spell Cosmetics Sublime
Spell Cosmetics Intention
28 Neutral Palette - Matte Skin-coloured highlight
28 Neutral Platte - Matte Black
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in 100% Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Rimmel Extra Super Lash in Black
MAC Mystery (for brows)

2true Plumocious Lip Gloss in No21


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spice Girls Contest Entry

Whit is having a Spice Girls-themed contest! I did a bit of a search on Google Images as I love Emma B's make-up, she always looks stunning. I found lots of images but in all the pictures, she has very natural make-up on! I stumbled across this picture and decided to give it a go!

Here are the products I used, the colours I used from the palettes are outlined in orange!And here is the finished look! The pics aren't great at showing the colours since I was doing this at night and had no natural light. It looks kinda silver and black when in reality I used MAC Dazzlelight for the inner corners, which is a beige highlight colour!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Going Up and Down #1


Going Up
  • Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud False Lashes! OMG these are amazing, I keep taking them out of the box! I want them all!
  • 2true Lip and Cheek Tint. It's a steal at £1.91 and is a gorgeous raspberry pink colour!
  • Massive Youtube Contest! Keep your eyes and ears peeled people, it's gonna be H.U.G.E. Check out natneagle's blog for more info!
Going Down
  • Lack of Spring weather. There are lots of grey skies..hurry up Spring!
  • China Glaze Purple Rain. Is it just mine or does this go on very dull unless you put a top coat on...not impressed!
  • Lack of motivation to start re-decorating my!
Heather xx

X-Weighted Obsession/My Own Weightloss Journey Begins...

I stumbled across this programme called X-Weighted a couple of years back, and I loved the format of it and found it very motivating! Much to my utter joy, I found out they had a new series being shown on Sky Real Lives channel. Basically it features a new person every episode, and begins with a bit of their background. Then, Paul turns up (usually in shorts or a lycra top of some description)

So, in this picture, his outfit isn't particularly body-hugging, but it is usually!!

Paul measures their body and weighs them then they are whisked off to do the fitness test! So they puff and pant to the finish line, after bunny-hops, tyre-flips and numerous stand up-lie downs! (I'm outta breath just watching those poor souls!). Then, Paul goes round to their house with a big ol' bin bag and basically throws the entire contents of their fridge, freezer and cupboards in it! It then follows that person in their weightloss journey i.e. early morning gym trips, personal trainer sessions, aerobics classes etc etc. Then some funky music comes on and that signalls the arrival of Fred, who in the early series was a hairstylist, but is now a self-esteem expert?! He comes along and does some wardrobe cleansing, as well as offering some self-esteem advice i.e. positive thinking, and more cliches than you could shake a stick at!

At the 3 month point, the person does a mid-point weigh in. It's all smoky and atmospheric as the person walks slowly towards the scales! They usually set themselves a high weightloss goal, 60+ pounds over a 6-month period, so this is the tell-tale point to see if the pounds are coming off! Needless to say, most are disapointed but Paul gives them a little pep-talk and they are off again!

It's more footage of their journey, where you start to see their lives being turned around and their waists shrinking! Tonight's episode featured a girl whose goal was to climb the CN Tower (all 1779 steps!) so Paul took her to Niagara Falls (with me shouting at the TV "been there!", "saw that!") and told her they would be climbing up a smaller tower. She really struggled and I wasn't sure if she would manage the CN Tower! But, to my amazement, she did it!

At the end of the programme, they do a final weigh-in and measurments, with teary-eyed loved ones standing alongside. Then they do a before and after shot, and there's always a noticeable improvement!

Then it's back to improve upon the fitness test, which they always do! Then cue more funky music, on comes Fred and transforms them into a glamourpuss!

I LOVE it! If you haven't seen it, it's on Sky Real Lives in the UK, and probably available in the US/Canada (where it's made) too!

Sorry for the random post, but I had to share!

My own wightloss journey begins tomorrow, i'm joining Weight Watchers! Stay tuned for that!

Heather xx


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Anyone Fancy Doing a UK/USA Swap?

Hi all!

So for a while now i've been looking to do a UK/USA swap, and it now seems that everyone and their aunties are doing them!

So, ever wanted to try Barry M, GOSH, Sleek or any other of our fabulous UK make-up brands? If so, get in touch and we can arrange a swap!

Collection 2000?
Barry M?

Take care

Heather xx

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spell Look #1: Tropical Seas

I was so excited to receive my Spell Cosmetics order the other day! I ordered their Loaded Collection, which basically is a set of gorgeous vibrant colours. They are all totally wearable and very pigmented! I love the way this turned out! Click on the images for a larger version

Missha M Perfect Civer BB Cream in No. 21
EDM Multitasking Cincealer
Fake Bake Bronzy Babe Bronzer
Sephora Peach Aquatint
Maybeline Mineral blush in Original Rose

Spell Manic
Spell Covet
Spell Confession
MAC Shroom
Rimmel Exaggerate Liner in 100% Black
Prestige Black Kohl Liner
MAC Mystery (on brows)
Maybelline Colossal in Black

HIP Jelly Balm in Savoury



Friday, April 3, 2009

Men you really shouldn't...but do!

So I was browsing Google Reader and came across Laura's blog. She had responded to a Tag of celebrity men you have a crush on and, in particular, ones that are embarrassing, shameful and just downright wrong! I have a fair few, so here goes...

Donal MacIntyre. So not typically a hunk, but the sight of him flexing his muscles in those tight, rhinestone-spangled outfits of Dancing on Ice made me go weak at the knees!

Owen Wilson. So, Owen isn't exactly the hottest crumpet in the..err..bread bin?! But he has a witty, dry sense of humour, which is very appealing in a man!

Robert DeNiro. Right, so he is getting on a bit, but I reckon he oozes sex-appeal!

Richard Gere. In the film An Officer and a Gentleman, he wears this tight white naval uniform, and he is a serious hottie! I couldn't find any pictures to show this, but here is a video clip of the film. Ooooft!

Alan Dale. Okay, so in my youth, Alan Dale was better known as Jim Robinson in Neighbours. But age has really agreed with him and in Lost he is a hot baddie!

I'd love to see who you really shouldn't...but do!!
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