I'm finally happy with my desk space. I try to keep to a theme. I love white walls (and if you have been to my house you would pick that up pretty easy).
I've just reached 500 GFC Followers this week, so I thought I would do a Giveaway as a little thank you. I was a little un-sure on what to give away...
I previously mentioned in this post that I purchased 'Stella by Stella McCartney' in a box set in the Boots sale. I've been meaning to get this perfume ever since I smelt it - which I think could possibly be a good few years ago now...
I've been wanting to purchase these boots from Newlook but since going back to my local store to purchase them they have only had size 6's which my big feet will not squeeze into. Whilst having a look for them I saw these wedge style boots.
I finally brought the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I really don't know what has took me so long. With so many amazing reviews on the product I really wanted to try it myself. This is also my first Liz Earle product.
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
I previously posted my cluttered dressing table, so I thought I'd show you what it looks like now it is tidy. I don't keep my makeup at my dressing table as I hate things looking cluttered. Although, I decided to store some of my mascaras in a pot, as I have so many on the go at the moment so need to use them up before opening/buying any others. Hopefully being at easy reach will help this. I also have my metallic basket on there. This stores all my everyday makeup, and makes it easy for me to switch things around. The draw stores skin care things. I do keep some in the bathroom but we don't have any storage in there at the moment so what doesn't fit goes here.
I really don't like how my perfumes look, but I have a perfume tray coming in the post. I will show you when it comes. Think I will then move my perfume elsewhere and only have a couple on my dressing table.
Now I'm going to get cuddled up in bed as I have the worse headache ever. Really need to sleep it off but I hate wasteing time where I can be doing things as work will come round quicker than ever.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
I use to on my cheekbones to highlight along with my Oilatum moisturiser under my foundation. I find this makes my cheekbones reflect even with foundation over the top. I then emphasise with MAC Strobe cream once I have done my makeup base. It is really affordable and does what it says.
This moisturiser is really thick but sinks into my skin perfectly. I use it at night. I find other thick moisturisers leave a greasyness on my skin in the morning, which I then have to wash off and they never feel like they have done anything. While, this in the morning it has completely sunk into my skin leaving it feeling really soft.
I spent ages looking for a facial brush which wasn't too soft. I haven't yet brought a clarasonic, although I know I should. This is my alternative for the time being. A lot of brands sell facial brushes where the bristles are really soft, but they don't do anything at exfoliating my skin. They just smooth it a little. This facial brush really helps my daily scrub to lather and leave my skin so so soft and smooth.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Haven't done a giveaway before and thought why not, and I love entering them. I thought I'd do two prizes separately so you get double the chance at winning. The first is the cute house lantern and the second is the cut out heart tealight. They are both from my website Truly Allure. Thought they would be a little different.
I have also reached 300 followers which I think is really big for me. I have watched them go up one by one and it's lovely to have reached 300.
Giveaway ends 5th March at 11:30pm (GMT)
Only open to UK readers (Will hold one for international viewers soon)
Winners will be chosen with random.org from comments
You must be a follower through GFC
Leave a comment saying you would like to enter with either your email address or link so I can contact you
For extra entries
+1 Like the Truly Allure facebook page
+1 Tweet about the giveaway (tag me in the tweet so I can see it)
- Also let me know in the comments if you do any extra entries
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
I've added Disqus comment system to my blog as the blogger commenting is really un-reliable. But in the process all my comments have gone, but I have imported them back and it says it may take a while. So fingers crossed they re appear.
I've also added a menu which is fixed on the page, still going to make a few changes tomorrow but all the coding is hurting my tired head. Thank god it's the weekend eh?
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Always on the look out to try a new foundation and after having the normal healthy mix and loving it, I had to try this. To be fair, my skin is going through a really bad phase at the moment. I've has so many dry patches and it seems to make anything that touches my face seem flakey. As the foundation is a light/medium coverage (depending how you apply), I think it has made my skin look so much better. It is a gel formulae and goes on the skin like a dream. It's so blendable making it so easy to apply. I have it in the lightest shade, and I've heard that other people struggle to get their correct shade as there isn't much on offer. Luckily, the shade is perfect. Think I may struggle when I fake tan though as the next shade up seems so much darker, even for fake tan.
At first I thought it was the reason my skin was drying out but then I remembered the week before it was so dry that was why I wanted a new foundation. So hopefully when my skin improves I will love it even more. Next on my list is Jemma Kidd light as air.
Think I'm going to source youtube/blogs tonight for products to revive my skin. I seem to have so many products but nothing seems to work. Usually I can get some moisture back in my skin in a couple of day but it has been over a week. Let me know if anyone knows of any products that might help, considering I feel like I've tried tons in the past already.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Knitted top - Dorothy Perkins, Jersey skirt - H&M, Tights - Primark, Quilted bag - Primark
I'm cringing at the faces I pull when taking outfit pictures. For some reason I make my chin look enormous. Anyways.. this is what I've worn today. Really love the versatility of the Dorothy Perkins knitted top. Love tucking the side of it into skirts. The skirt is from last summer but I never wore it. I thought it made me look like a blob, but after trying it on today I changed my mind.
Didn't fancy having on any jewellery today. Been going through a phase. Really wanting to go shopping to update my wardrobe and get some more jewellery to match. Another thing I need to do is get a hair cut! My hair is looking awful lately. I love the length but it's becoming so flat and lifeless. I wash it every other day and I find that on the day I wash it, it looks fine but the day after it looks awful. Really don't want to get into washing it everyday as it dries out so easily as it is. Debating whether to get a side fringe cut back in as well.
This is my first outfit post with my Canon 600D. It was so easy to take pics now that I can see myself and that I have a remote. Although, a few times I forgot the remote was in full view and I'm stood in the picture holding it. Fail. So easy to do now.
My boyfriend has just finished painting our living room. I started but thought I'd leave it to him as he thinks he is a pro. Although, he is like super quick. I'm excited looking online for wallpaper. Think I will go find some on Saturday as I want to wallpaper Sunday. Hate waiting in a mess. Even though, we won't be getting the furniture till pay day. Think I'll do some posts of decorating my living room. Reading comments I think some of you may like it.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
So this is what my dressing table currently looks like. Complete mess. I just seem to take makeup out my storage and spread it out over my table. My muji storage is on the chest of drawers a few meters away but I am too lazy to actually walk back to it and put stuff away. Originally the idea was to have another shelf next to the dressing table but it fell off. And that was before I put my makeup on it. So got to fill the holes up and re-think my idea.
Tomorrow I am re-decorating my living room. Change of colour scheme. My boyfriend isn't too pleased. I'm now searching the internet for some new wallpaper. Can't make my mind up, even though most of the wall around the fireplace is going to be covered with a TV.
I'll probably post some pictures of before and after decorating and maybe some of my bedroom if I get a chance.
Oh and Happy Valentines day everyone <3 We've spent the night in with chinese. Perfect.
Monday, 13 February 2012
I've made a facebook page here, would appreciate it if you liked it. May make a twitter one too. Let me know what you think of the shop. Obviously it is very open to improvements, I need to have a major sit down with codings to get it how I actually want it. It is still very basic.
A jewellery collection will be added to the website next week. So hopefully the products will build up.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
I briefly mentioned in a previous post about the Soap and Glory 'Thick and fast' mascara being free in March's edition of Elle. It wasn't the reason I actually brought Elle, but when I realised it came with it I would have brought it anyways. I've tried to stop myself buying so many magazines. I use to haul Heat magazines and every magazine similar for years. I didn't even read them. Was just habit. Now I like to keep to my Elle magazine, Glamour and Cosmo.
This mascara retails at £10.00 from Boots which is a reasonably priced mascara for the drug store. Nothing has made me want to buy a product from the makeup range of Soap and Glory so this has given me a chance to try and I was pleasantly suprised. It's definitely not my favourite mascara but it's not my worst. It does what it says basically. I compare it to Collection 2000's 'Big fake' mascara. I found the constituency very similar. The difference is the wand. I find a lot of mascaras from each other by the wand they have not the formulae. Usually big wands make my eye lashes look and feel all clumpy. But I find it grips at the roots of my eyelashes and as you apply it, it grips to the end of the lashes but pulls from the roots. This makes a very full effect which usually takes forever to achieve. The photo is of two coats. It's not the greatest at lengthening but it does a pretty good job of the voluming. Which is basically what it lets on that it does. I don't think that I have the shortest of eyelashes but the reason I am not in love with it, is that it doesn't lift them up, it just builds on top. So it may not be the best mascara for people with short lashes. Overall, I was really impressed with the formula and more so the brush. When applied evenly it creates a really pretty fluttered shape to the lashes without being overally harsh.
Definitely worth picking up with Elle magazine to try for yourself.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
The Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum is something I have wanted to get for a while. I have read tons of reviews about it and after using the original foundation I thought it sounded perfect for me. I love the dewy finish on skin and applying this gives me just that. I wouldn't say it is full coverage, so If you are someone who likes a full base you may not like it. I like to just have a light/medium foundation and conceal any problem areas with some concealer.
The Revlon lipgloss is another thing I've seen a few reviews on. The packaging actually drew me to it more. It has very Chanelesque' quilted packaging. I find revlon products to have a high quality packaging, and it has to be my favourite packaging on a lipgloss so far. But the main thing is the lipgloss texture is perfect. It isn't too thin and runny but it's not sticky. Lipgloss originally put me off as I would hate my lips feeling so sticky. But the revlon lipgloss is perfect. I had it on at work today and I could still tell it was on my lips when I finish. Other liglosses I own don't tend to do that. Obviously, it needed topping up but still.
Lastly, I got the Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer. I think I must be on my 10th one now, and I also have it in two shades. One for concealing my eyes and the other for any problem areas. Definitely my favourite concealer.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Elle came with a free Soap and Glory mascara, which I will try out tomorrow if I remember. I'll let you know if it's any good. I haven't even tried anything from their makeup range yet. I think the packaging puts me off a little. May have to look next time I'm near a counter.
Looking forward to the weekend so I can properly snap some pictures up as I've got lots of things to blog about. Definately need to decorate my living room and get some more storage for my bedroom but that might have to wait as I have my website waiting to go live. My spare room actually consists of stock for my website so I need to get organising that. Hope everyone has had a lovely week so far.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012