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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas make up presents

Hi Guys,

I hope you all had a great Christmas and you got lots of lovely things :) Sorry for the lack of posts over the Christmas period, but I always go away to family over Christmas so have been unable to blog! Before I show you what make up Santa bought me, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you that read/follow maydoll! I started this blog to have somewhere just to write about things I enjoy, and to fantasise and it means so much to know you read what I put and hopefully enjoy it! :)

Now onto the make up! This is in no way me showing off about what I got but I thought I might as well show you guys what make up I got because at some point I am sure it will be turning up here for you too see anyway. So this is what I received...

(L-R) Large Gucci Guilty perfume ♥ Mac Girl About Town lipstick ♥ Mac Metal X Rusty eyeshadow ♥ Mac teddy eyeliner ♥  Nars deep throat blusher ♥  Benefit they're real mascara ♥ Rimmel double decker nail varnish♥

I wore Mac Craving on Christmas day, I bought this lipstick about three weeks ago I swatched it and loved it then when I put it on it seemed so dark as I am used to wearing light pinks. However paired with my topshop playsuit which is a deep red/berry colour it looked really great. In the photo below the lipstick does seem a bit lighter than it does on it is just how it photographs but once I got used to it being darker I really like this shade.

Finally I thought I would show you what Girl About Town looks like even though I am sure you have seen it a million times before but I just wanted an excuse to wear it ;) I have wanted this lipstick for agesss! It is such a gorgeous fuschia colour.

Let me know what you guys got for christmas I love being nosey!


Friday, 23 December 2011

Pamper your feet

Now I know feet are not glamorous or sexy, but if you are like me and neglect them than this product from the body shop is great. When you think about it our feet get pretty battered, they lug our bodies around town, get shoved in uncomfortable shoes and more often than liked get stomped on. To pamper my feet and make them more presentable I use this Hemp foot protector from the body shop, it is really thick and moisturising, but from my own personal experience avoid tile floors when you have this on your feet! Now the smell is not great, there is no fragrance to it, it is just hemp but as it is on my feet and far away from my nose I can cope with it.

This product really does improve my feet and keeps them nice and smooth especially my heels. One downside is that I wish this was packaged in a tube as to me it seems unhygienic putting this on my feet and then having to put my hand back into the pot.

For 100ml of this it is £10 which I think is really reasonable considering that it lasts you so long! You can check it out here


Monday, 19 December 2011

No Budget Closet: Lulu Guiness bag

Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of posts this week I've been so busy at work and getting ready for Christmas that I have barely sat down!

Anyway on to the good stuff, it is Monday which means I am adding a new item to my No Budget Closet.

This week is the Lulu Guiness bag, when I saw this bag I was nearly drooling (classy imagne I know!) I have personally never liked the Lulu Guiness lip clutch bags I feel they look cheap where as this bag is understated yet still fun and quirky.

I love this bag in red and I have paired it with an outfit, I felt this bag would look best with a feminine rock n roll look so I hope you enjoy :)

Item on Display:

Red SnakeSkin FiFi Clutch

Top: Topshop

Hotpants: Topshop

Shoes: Dune


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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

I've got my new shoes on

Hey Dolls,

This is just a quick post to show you guys a few things I got this weekend. If you follow me on twitter you would have heard me talking about these boots from New Look, they look just like the Ambush Topshop ones but are only £19.99!

These are the topshop jeans from my No Budget Closet Post I have been looking for a pair of red jeans for ages and I love these ones, especially with these New Look boots.  After watching Vivianna from Vivianna Does Makeup ( if you haven't checked out her blog already you really should!) recent make up haul it persuaded me to give Essie nail varnishes another chance, as she was saying how great they are and my previous experiences with them have left me unimpressed. So I picked up ' Buy me a cameo' from Liberty's and after a couple of layers of this polish it is a lovely natural champagne, pinky colour. It comes out a lot less gold than it looks in the photo below, and has opened my eyes that there are some great Essie nail varnishes!

Do you guys like Essie nail varnishes?


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Max Factor make up haul

I have another 3 for 2 haul for you guys from Superdrug. I originally went into superdrug to check out the max factor elixir lipsticks as I had heard some good things about them as they are supposed to be really hydrating perfect for this time of year! Then when I saw there was a 3 for 2 on I just couldn’t resist, so I ended  up buying two of their lipsticks and then their mascara.

I will start with the mascara I bought this on a complete impulse I didn’t need it but I thought 3 lipsticks was a bit much, but this is the BEST impulse buy ever. I have never found a Holy Grail mascara and I am always trying new ones and trying to find the perfect one, and I think I have now found THE ONE. Yes I know that’s a big statement to make but I absolutely love this mascara, it volumes’ and lengthens my short eyelashes and makes them just how I want them. Now I will admit I am a real mascara girl and I do like it quite obvious that I have mascara on but not so much that they look clumpy and this mascara is the perfect consistency for this. I will most definitely buy this again; I just can’t believe I haven’t tried it sooner!

Next is the lipstick ‘Dusty rose’ initially when I tried this I immediately thought of Mac Bombshell, but after comparing them Dusty rose is a darker pink whereas Bombshell is a light pink. However both of these lipsticks are frost finishes, and for winter I rather like how a frost lipstick looks. The pigmentation of this lipstick is fantastic I do find it very hydrating and also it photographs really well which is always a plus ;) This has in recent weeks been my go too lipstick and at £7.99 it is such a great lipstick! The only down side is that even though the packaging is sturdy why did they choose the colour gold? I find the gold a bit garish, and it makes the lipstick look grubby but hey ho I can live with that when a lipstick is this great.
(L-R) Max Factor Dusky Rose - Mac Bombshell - Max Factor Bewitching Coral
The last thing I got was another Elixir lipstick called ‘Bewitching coral.’ Now this is a lipstick that I have heard a bit more about but I have no idea why I bought a coral lipstick in the middle of winter! I am just such a sucker for coral lipsticks, I love them yet don’t wear them a lot only really when I’m on holiday. This is a gorgeous shade of coral, but I know I won’t wear it at all until spring/summer time so I probably would have been better off picking another shade instead!


Friday, 9 December 2011

NOTD- Model Owns Mystic Mauve

Hey Girlies,

I thought I would show you what is currently on my nails, which I am loving! Can you believe these are my first model owns nail varnishes! Where have I been?! Mystic Mauve is the most gorgeous shimmery silver/lilac colour with really fine shimmer in it and has fast become one of my favourite nail varnishes. The pink colour which is on half of my ring finger is also Model's Own Pastel pink and like the name  it is the perfect pastel pink colour, some pink nail varnishes can seem too milky but all this polish needs is two coats to achieve this lovely pastel pink colour.
I really like this half and half design on my ring finger what do you guys think?


Monday, 5 December 2011

No Budget Closet: Alexander McQueen Scarf

Hey girls,

It is Monday again which calls for another item being added to my no budget closet! I thought I would do something different with this post today and make an outfit showing you how I would wear the new item, which is the Alexander McQueen skull scarf! I can't believe I haven't added this in sooner it is such a statement piece and although it has skulls over it I still feel it is a classic piece and you will be wearing this gorgeous silk scarf for many years to come.

Now the outfit I have put together is with pieces from the high street at the moment and also items which I have already selected to put into my no budget closet, so it gives you a good idea on how I would bring pieces together :) .

Alexander McQueen Scarf Outfit

Items on display:

Hat: H&M

Jumper: Topshop

Red Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Topshop

Watch: Michael Kors on ASOS

Bag: Mulberry Evelina Hobo

I love these jeans, I will definitely be getting these and as for the watch I shall be adding it to my christmas list ;) I hope you enjoyed the changes I've made to the NBC post, I'd be interested to know your thoughts  :)


Saturday, 3 December 2011

TAG: How much is your face worth?

I have seen this post flying around on other peoples blogs and really wanted to do it as it amazes me how everything does add up! This is the make up I wear every day, the second picture is certain products opened up so you can see the colour of them so lets see how much my face is worth ;)

(L-R) Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B20 Beige - £31.00

Bourjois Paris Chocolate bronzer - £6.99

Mac Soft & Gentle MSF- £20.50

Brow Studio- £10.00 (from my eyebrow place in Brighton)

Dior Duo eyeshadow Bronzey look- £27.50

Chanel monte carlo lipstick - £23.00 (review here)

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour ultra black eyeliner - £4.16

Max factor masterpiece max mascara- £9.99

Mac Springsheen blusher- £17.00

Mac Bare study paint pot - £13.50

Bodyshop lipbalm- £5.00

Overall my face is worth... £168.64!! I am really shocked that it has come to so much and embarrassed. Gosh imagine if someone stole my make up bag there is that sort of money just sitting in it! It is amazing how everything adds up really, wowzers that is a lot.

If you have done this post let me know what your face is worth I will be intrigued :)


Thursday, 1 December 2011

NOTD: Christmas Nails

As it is the 1st of December I decided to get into the Christmas spirit and make my nails a bundle of Christmas spirit. I originally just painted them ‘Saville row by Nail’s Inc.,’ which is a gorgeous deep purpley red, perfect for winter. But on reflection I just thought they looked a bit plain which is when I remembered I owned Disco Ball by Rimmel. This glitter nail varnish was a complete impulse buy and after using it once it has been pushed to the side. But yesterday when I was in MAC I suddenly became transfixed by ‘unconditionally fabulous’ a lovely glitter nail polish. Now for some reason my rational side came in and told myself NO Ellie you do not need that nail polish you have something VERY similar, (this doesn’t happen very often) which is how I came to remember that I owned Disco Ball by Rimmel. I know it is not an exact dupe for Mac’s unconditionally fabulous as it has lot more blue sparkle in it but it has satisfied by glitter graving and made my nails feel very Christmassy :)

Sorry about the massive mark on the Nails Inc bottle, its one thing I dislike about their bottles they look so dirty so easily! Any of you tried out some christmas nail designs?


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