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29 March 2010

Black skinny jeans - yay or nay?





I went to Zara last week and I got myself
a pair of black skinny jeans for only £19.99:)

I wanted them forever but I've been on the hunt for
the perfect pair.





They are so universal and versatile!
Black jeans can be worn casually with trainers,
Tshirt and a blazer or chic with heels and a shirt.



I'm a little curvy and initially I wasn't sure
they would look good on me but I love them!
And look at Kim Kardashian:)



So what do you guys think? -
Black skinny jeans: YAY or NAY?

xx


24 March 2010

23 March 2010

40 questions tag




Hello Lovelies!

I hope that everybody's well:)


I've been tagged by lovely Makeupaholic
to do 40 beauty questions.
Thank you doll, it was real fun.

So here it goes:

SKINCARE


How many
times do you wash your face daily?
Twice - In the morning and evening.

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have combination skin.
I'm dry in the cheeks and get a tad oily
on my forehead and nose.

What is your current facial wash?
Superdrug Deep Action Daily Cream Wash

Do you exfoliate?
Yes

What brand do you use?
Aapri

What moisturizer do you use?
Estee Lauder Day Wear Plus
Multi Protection Cream SPF 25

Do you have freckles?
I tend to get them in the summer.

Do you use eye cream?
I alternate between using Garnier eye roll on
and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Eye Recovery Complex

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
No

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No


MAKE-UP

What foundation do you use?
At the moment I use Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation

How about concealer?
I have a lot of concealers lol
And I enjoy using different ones each day.

Do you know your undertone color?
I have a cool undertone.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
My lashes are really full and long
so I tend to use falsies on special occasions
for an extra oomph.

Did you know that you are supposed
to change your mascara every 3 months
?
Yes, I did. But I'm not really following that
rule. It depends- sometimes they're going bad real
fast and sometimes they can last forever.

What brand of mascara do you use?
Currently L'oreal Double Extension Renewal Serum
Mascara (I looove it)

Sephora or MAC?
MAC. I wish there was Sephora in UK.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes, damp sponges and hands.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I'm currently using Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Sometimes I use MAC paint pots.

For the face?
MAC Prep & Prime

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Are you kidding me?:)
I can't decide! lol

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Both.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Hardly ever.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They might be messy but I like them.

Do you use mineral makeup?
I love bareMinerals foundation, one of the best
I've tried but £22 for a student's budget is too much lol


What is your favorite lipstick?
I know it's unpopular but
I'm an eyeshadow girl.
Lipstick playsa secondary role.
I'm big on lip conditioners though.

How about lipgloss?
MAC Dazzleglass in Baby Sparkles

What is your favorite blush to use?
Benefit Coralista

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
No.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes. I love finding great drugstore stuff.
I enjoy the hunt lol

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
No
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes but I'm always out of time.

Are you clumsy in putting on m
akeup?
No, I don't think so.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Foundation looking like a mask
ending on the jaw line.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup
(lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I am a huge fan of both.
It depends on my mood.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Jennifer Aniston

If you could leave the house using
just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Concealer

Could you ever leave the house
without any makeup on?
Yeah. I'm not going to bother if I'm going
to throw away the rubbish:)

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

Yep. Not too bad:)

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I can't pick just one. There's some great and bad
stuff in every line.

What do you think of Make up?
It's a way of expressing myself.
It's also relaxing and creative.

Couldn't live without it:)




If anyone wishes to do this tag, go ahead.
It's real fun:)

I didn't want
to tag anyone as most of you
ladies already have done that:)


xx


18 March 2010

FOTD using Sleek Acid Palette




Face
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
MUF Concealer palette no1
L'oreal True Match Powder
NYC Mosaic Face Powder in Peach Glow

Eyes
UDPP
Acid Sleek Palette
(bright yellow, bright green,
darker green, black e/s)
UD 24/7 Liner in Zero
L'oreal Double Extension
Renewal Serum mascara in black

Lips
MAC tinted moisturiser in Petting Pink



xx

13 March 2010

a quotation of the day




xx

Product that I regret buying- Lush Jungle hair conditioner




That's how Lush describes the Jungle
solid hair conditioner:
Solid Conditioner to tame all hair types.
Helen Ambrosen was the first person to make
a solid conditioner work and we are mightily proud of her.
She discovered that cocoa butter will slide
on to your hair to make it softer, then dissolve in water
to leave it shiny and smooth. Jungle feels different
on your hair from liquid conditioner; in fact,
until you wash it off you hardly notice it's there.
It's worth getting the hang of it though, because it's great
at giving hair a smoothing, detangling, fruitily scented coat
of shininess. Smooth it along the length of your hair from root
to tip, then rinse out like liquid conditioner. Dry your hair
and your comb will slide through your former tangles like
a hot knife through cocoa butter.


Cost: £4.10 per 100g

I tried to rub it into my hair, then make a paste
that I could leave in my hair and rinse it off after
couple of minutes - nothing seemed to be working.
It felt really heavy and difficult to apply.
It left my hair feeling greasy.
Plus, the smell was way too heavy.

It's a shame because initially I was
excited as it was the first solid conditioner
that I tried.



It really doesn't look encouraging lol
and it's difficult to use as it gets harder with time.

I don't like to just throw away stuff
but I couldn't think of any ways I could make it
work for myself.

That's how it looked in my bathroom's trash bin =)



Never again! lol

Have you ever tried it?
Did it work for you?

xx

11 March 2010

Tag: Three's of me


I've been tagged by lovely Nikka
Thank you doll, that's a fun tag to do=)

Three names I go by:
Just Stella ^_^

Three jobs I have had:

1. Flight attendant
2. Customer service advisor
3. I've had only two jobs in my life so far:)

Three places I have lived:

1. Spain 2. Sweden
3. UK

Three favourite drinks:
1. Coffee
2. Green tea
3. Water

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Lost
3. Project Runway

Three places I have been:
1. Venice
2. Madrid
3. Prague

Three places I would like to visit:
1. New York
2. Japan
3. Australia

Three people who text me regularly:
1. Friends
2. Mum
3. Brother

Three favourite old TV shows:


1. Friends
2. Ally McBeal
3. Dynasty (I know! o_o to defend myself I was maybe 10 at that time)

Three favourite dishes:
1. Any of my Mum’s soups
2. Chicken curry
3. Pizza

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. Mascara
2. Concealer
3.Blush

Three things I'm looking forward too:

1. Spring
2. Visiting my family
3. Starting uni in September

drugstore shopping on a student's budget =)

I popped into Superdrug today real quick.
Well, at least it was meant to be quick lol



I needed a new night cream.
I found this Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream.
It says on the package: 'Our naturally sourced Vitamin E
is a powerful antioxidant which not only revitalises and protects
the skin, it also helps combat the damaging effects of free radicals
and shields it against the environment. The rich Nourishing Night Cream
provides the extra hydration and daily nourishment your skin needs
to keep it feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant'

All that for just £1.22:) LOL
Well, obviously I don't expect that much
but I tried it on my hand and it feels really moisturising
and smells nice. So yeah, fingers crossed=)



Then I picked up Deep Action Daily Cream Wash
For £1.49 they promise that 'It's uniquely formulated
with salicylic acid, aloe vera and cucumber juice to deeply purify
pores and help soothe and reduce the redness of inflamed
skin. With sebum control, this will leave skin refreshed and
mattified. Ideal for everyday use.'



I finished my bareMinerals foundation
but I refuse to pay £22 (I got the other one for Christmas).
The Bourjois Healthy Mix is on special deal
for £7.99 instead of £9.99.
I'm nr 51 Light Vanilla (the lightest one).
I tried a sample before- it's medium coverage,
very blendable and smells divine!
(maybe I'll do a full review in the future?)



And the last thing- I've been looking for a drugstore
peachy blush forever!
Seriously, drugstores are full of millions of shades
of pink but it is a challenge to find a nice peachy blush.

So glad I found it N.Y.C. Colour Wheel
Mosaic Face Powder 726 A Peach Glow.

O la la=)
The first thing I did when I got home -
I grabbed my blush brush and throw it on my cheeks.
I am so so satisfied with that product.
Gorgeous mat peachy glow=)
(if that makes any sense)
Perfect for pale beauties lol







BTW have you seen Harajuku Sunshine Cuties??
So adorable!

The one I fancy the most is LOVE.
She's so chic



Which one you're going to haunt for?

What do you guys think about the products above?

xx

09 March 2010

take a bow


I am such a sucker for bows.
It is a small detail that can totally
make an outfit stand out.

I'm going to rock this trend this spring =)



















I want your opinion.

Bows - Yay or Nay?

xx

07 March 2010

getting ready for spring


Hello Lovelies!



Last Thursday I popped into Superdrug.
Initially all I wanted to get was a tooth paste.
But I ended up getting Sleek Acid palette =)
Oh well. Who I was kidding?



This baby is only £4,99!
(12 eye shadows)



That's my very first Sleek palette.
Most of the people go for neutral colours
but as soon as I saw these ones,
I knew it had to be mine.



Stay tuned for the FOTD
using this baby.



I love how bright these are!
NEON =)
And I must say they're super pigmented.
It will be ideal for spring.



*FREEBIE ALERT*
Plus, I grabbed Glamour
with a James Brown 100ml conditioner.





Have you made any preparations for spring?

Hope that you have a lovely Sunday!

xx

06 March 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award




I can't believe I got tagged again=)
I'm on a roll recently lol
Thank you so much Irene from Lovely Violet
You made my day:)

So this time I'm supposed to share 7 facts about myself
and tag 7 other bloggers. Here it comes:

1. I used to live in Sweden for nearly 2 years
and Spain for over 1 year before I settled down
in Edinburgh (used to work as flight attendant).

2. I'm currently at college and I'm going to uni in September
(Yay for being 25 and going back to education lol)

3. I'm a perfectionist.
Which is very exhausting in everyday life.

4. I'm very flexible.
Probably thanks to practising yoga
regularly since I was a teenager.

5. I love my car
She's a 9 year old Suzuki Jimny
and I call her Chloe lol

6. One of my favourite movies that
always make me think about what's really important in life
is 'Dolls' by Takeshi Kitano.

Somply a masterpiece.



7. I enjoy experimenting with cooking.
I love preparing meals for friends or family.

I tag these fab ladies:

Mocha Mish Mash
Eleanor
Heart & Anchor
OliviaDias
Annie♥
Katy Wilko
Nikka


xx


05 March 2010

SuNshine Award




Yay=)
I got tagged by lovely Ruth
Thank you doll, you made my day=)


So here are the rules:

Put the award on your blog or in a post
Pass the award to 12 bloggers
Link the nominees within your blog
Let the nominees know by commenting on their blog
Share the love and link the person who gave it to you


I'd like to tag:


Lolipop Loves...

Kasia

Lip Gloss Gossip

Lipstick Rules

Leanne

Dizzy Daisy 28

Dreams That Glitter

Matron-Jo

Vaida

BarbiesGlitter

Olivia

Delhi's Beauty Addict


xx