Friday, 10 December 2010

It's a little bit funny...

this feeling inside :)

Gosh, I am LOVING Ellie Goulding's version of "Your Song"!

Anyway, as promised, here are the swatches of the Eyeko products!

Eyeko Liptastik Glossy Lip Pen in Loud Mouth (rosey-pink)
With flash above and without below!
I forgot to say that there is a slight strawberry scent to these products that makes it sniffibly yummy!!

Eyeko Cheeky Colour in My Coral Crush!
Both of these are without flash, but they are pretty true to life on my monitor. The two colours in the pan are rather similar but very pigmented that you really do not need much :)

Below is a macro shot just to show you the sheen it gives! It's not too obvious, and its NOT glittery. It's very glowy on the cheeks and just gives off a little iridescence.

So these are the swatches for Eyeko Fat Balm in Strawberry and Toffee.
Strawberry is so pretty on the lips, giving an added tint. In the pan(?) you can see that there is a shimmer to this shade but it doesn't show as anything other than a sheen. Gorgeous for everyday use!
Toffee is still my favourite and maybe I'm just biased because of the name, but the scent, the colour, the consistency is so great!
Did I forget to mention that these now contain SPF15? Brilliant!

Just a little NOTD and EOTD as I started playing with my blingin' cosmetics!

My housemate is a little bit obsessed with gold and so I leant her my Lil' Bling Nail Polish in Gilt-y and I saw it and it was amazing!!! It's so true to the bottle, apart from the streak lines (which I quite like at the moment), it's just like liquid metal in a nail polish!

On the left is Silver Screen and the right is Diamonds and Pearls.

A macro shot to show you the colour and how liquid metally it really looks! To be honest I much prefer the Silver Screen shade and am slightly disappointed with Diamonds and Pearls. However, I decided to give it a chance (since I'm wearing gold jewellery) on all my nails!

Above is without flash and below with. Flash is a bit crazy bright XD

So since this morning, I've added silver on top. It's now half Diamonds and Pearls and half Silver Screen, split diagonally down my nails.
I've realised the colours are quite similar on the nails!

Below are some pics of the Bling Tone eyeshadow I used this morning! I have Diamonds and Pearls from my crease to eyebrow, Gilt-y on my actual lid and then a couple of brown blended in the crease.

These photos really do not do the shimmery glitter eyeshadow any justice!
Below you can see a bit more shinies between my lashes :)

Blurry and without flash...

This is supposed to show my handy work... look at how much I messed up with the mascara this morning XD oops!

Went to Covent Garden last night!
It's a Rudolf!

Also, I don't normally just add in random press releases, but I feel this sends a lovely Christmas message to all :)

The Body Shop Joy To The World film features an eclectic mix of quintessential English characters singing lines from the well-loved carol in front of iconic London backdrops – whatever their music style, age or ability! From the cabbie giving Christmas cheer to passengers as he harmoniously serenades them along the bustling high-street of Oxford Street to opera singers singing a cappella on London’s most famous bridge, traditional choral groups, rappers and street performers all entertaining us with their interpretation on a Christmas classic. The talented and gorgeous, British singer-songwriter Leddra Chapman also makes a guest performance in this uplifting and feel-good festive montage, sharing the joyous message from The Body Shop with her captivating voice.

If you haven’t done all your Christmas shopping yet, The Body Shop also has 30% off all products online and in-stores until Sunday, including free delivery!

I believe this is only in the UK, sorry rest of the world!

Love love and swatchlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New products to show off!!

Hello there! Thanks for reading and welcome to all!

I have some new products, (some I bought, some were given to me) to show you!

First up is this gorgeous nail polish which I was given by a Brazilian friend! Unfortunately, we can't buy this brand in the UK...

However, if you ever find yourself in Brazil, you can pick up this super cheap brand Impala (for about 50p each!) in most stores that sell cosmetics there :)

The colour I have on is called 'Le Rose' and is a very milky pinky-lilac shade! I have to say, it looks quite cute on my short rounded nails :)

So as I was running out of my Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation, I found myself getting a new one. I LOVE the shade match of this tone (Nude 021) but it seems slightly more ashy in the new bottle... I hope its the right shade still! Think I prefer the shape of the older bottle, but oh well! It still has the pump and hopefully the same formula!

After seeing adverts for this (and Maybelline was 3 for 2 - housemate got something too!), I thought I should try out the Superstay 24 Hour foundation. This has a BIG claim. And if the shade is the same as my Dream Satin Liquid, then possibly a new fave foundation? The fact that it stays put for 24 hours sounds great and that means no touch-ups and no worrying that your skin is becoming uncovered throughout the day! Especially if you don't have the time to check/fix your face every few hours. I will be trying this out very soon :)

Now, you may have seen that Eyeko has brought out a lot of new launches and re-launches lately! Here are a few things I'm loving from their current range!

This is one of the Eyeko cult products - Eyeko Fat Balm. This is a tinted lip balm and cheek tint in one handy stick that fits easily into a pocket or bag! Don't you love the cute little box it comes in?

There's 6 shades to choose from which all have their own little symbol too! The one I'm showing you is Toffee, the perfect peachy-nude colour that sits great on the cheeks (I am slightly biased towards the name of this shade... but you know how I am about names)! I've also tried it under my blush, which is great as it helps to keep the colour there for longer! It's not too sticky either and the other 5 shades are Frosting, Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Minty!

Speaking of cheeks and blusher, Eyeko has brought out a trilogy set called Cheeky Colour! My favourite out of the three is My Coral Crush, which is a gorgeous peachy-pink toned duo mineral baked powder.

(The other little item in there is Eyeko's Liptastik Glossy Lip Pen in Loud Mouth which is a sweet rose pink. It's just like a lipstick but in a pencil shape which is super easy to glide onto lips and creates the perfect pout!)

This shade doesn't actually have a big contrast between the two shades in the pan, and I sweep my brush over both to mix before applying. I tried to get a good picture of the two shades but this was the best I could do! Maybe I should give you guys a swatch or two... (These should be in my next post!)

As you can see, the pan lifts up and underneath you get a brush which is horrible quality and will not be used except in dire circumstances. The bristles feel cheap and scratchy!

Underneath the pan, there is a little mirror which is great for on-the-go use if you're running late or need a touch-up. I really like the quality of the blush, and this definitely counteracts the horrible brush that comes with it and so many other great eyeshadows and blushes!

Can you see a running theme here for the new Eyeko products? Grey packaging!! I'm not a big fan of grey, but the darker the grey the better. I can live with these and I like that they're not too striking to pull out of your bag. It also does bring a more mature feel to the products, but still cute and not just gimmicky as I know there is great quality to the formulae inside!

If you do want to get these products from don't forget that when you spend over £15, 12 Euros or $20 you can receive a free gift with your purchase by entering the code E2034 into the Ambassador code box at the check out! x

Love love and newproductslove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

*$* Lil' Ling's House of Bling!! *$*

Hello there my fly (like a G6!) friends!
Fun fact of the day: I owned a blog that was titled the same as this blog post. It was a personal blog that my friends could read after I left school and went to college. It had no followers, but two great regular readers!

I thought I better introduce you to some lovely products that I received yesterday!

Oh, this shot doesn't look as blurred on a smaller screen...
We're blingin' in the new year with myface.cosmetics!

Three sparkly party palette trios to bling up the new year!

This is the set I'm most excited about. I'm very into gold for wearing as I feel it suits my skin tone much better :)
Names can make or break a product, and with these trio's each shade's name is so cute!!!
The gold set is Gilt-y, silver is Silver Screen and the shimmery white is Diamonds & Pearls!

'Lil' Bling' Nail Polishes :) - They're huge btw! Bigger than Nails Inc and Model's Own!
Haha, this reminds me when I thought it was weird for me to say my own name and so I wouldn't pronounce it properly :P People would ask me what my name is and I'd have to say "Ling, like bling without the 'b'!" A few people did call me 'bling', but I didn't mind :)

How are you liking my photography skillz??
These 'One Hit Wonder' lip glosses look amazing. I squeezed them all last night, but the silver one especially was really hard! I hope its the cold weather to blame, and not my weak hands!

Swatchelasss - from Top to Bottom:
Diamonds & Pearls
Silver Screen

And then I mixed them together! Haha, I couldn't resist dabbing a little of this concoction onto my lips, but I actually really liked it! It was quite sheer as I only used a teeny bit, but I could see different shimmers and glitters and it looked sparklyyy!

These are the 'Bling Tone' eye shadows, which may find their way to my cheeks at some point!

And here are my little attempts at FOTD:

Pretty much used the same products as yesterday.
Well, I mean, I did use the same. I just jigged the eyeshadow around a bit.

Browns blended from light to dark on eyelid and then the same Electric Blue 22 Barry M Dazzle Dust on the lower lash line. Surprisingly, this was the only place that still looked blue when I got home yesterday!

Got any ideas of how I can use my new blingin' products??

Love love and blinglove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Beat the Blues :)

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!
And, if it's not you're birthday:
A very merry un-birthday to you!
(There was a girl on the bus this morning that was wearing one of those big badges which said: "It's My Birthday!" and I said Happy Birthday to her!)

Got your Metro and morning Starbucks? Got mine! A White Caffe Mocha, no less :)

So first thing's first, here is a FOTD!

Mind the weird expression XD

What I'm wearing on le face:
~ The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF15
~ Michael Todd Cosmetics Tinted Gel Primer
~ Skinfood Aloe Sunscreen BB Cream #1 (I think!) Radiant Skin SPF 20 PA+ (UV Protection)|5|36&productid=1606
~ Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder{SXUK}-_-{Products}-_-{benefit+bronzer}&SR=sr2bu259go10451sx956pi27ai137
~ Benefit Coralista Blush

~ MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

For the lips:
~ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 415 Pink in the Afternoon

Dodgy, shaky, no flash photo...

Shiney, clear, with flash photo!

And for my eyes:
~ Barry M Dazzle Dust in 22 Electric Blue
~ The Body Shop Eyeshadow Trio - this is now discontinued, but I used colours that are very similar to MAC Soft Force and Tempting :)
~ Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
~ Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara

So the lighting is a bit yellow without flash, but I hope you get the idea :)

I'm a little disappointed with my eyes lately, as I wore a similar blue look yesterday but I found that by the end of the day, there was only a hint of blue left! This is highly unusual for me, as even without a primer, my eyeshadow usually lasts all day! Hmm... it may be the chilling winds, or just this dazzle dust? Who knows. I will try with a primer or a base tomorrow and hope that it stays put!


Okay, maybe not quite. But similar? I know giraffes are yellow and brown but I wanted to play with my black crackling polish from Barry M!

Here's what I used:
~ O.P.I. Nail Envy Original (2 coats)
~ Topshop Nails in Bee's Knees (2 coats)
~ Barry M Nail Effects Nail Paint (1 coat)
~ 17 Double Gloss Top Coat (1 coat)
~ O.P.I. Drip Dry Drops (2-3 drops per nail)

Hate having short nails, but at least they don't look terrible, right??

Bit miffed and it probably was my own fault for not waiting till my nails were completely super dry, but you can see where the crackling black polish has sucked the yellow away from my nail! See the thinned out sheer areas? Yeah, not going to let that mistake happen again.

Also, there is a reason why I haven't shown my right hand... HUGE chip in the middle of my thumb nail XD

Happy 1st of December!
What did you get in your Advent Calender this morning?
I don't have one :( I shall live vicariously through you!
Or maybe buy one later :P

Love love and bluegiraffelove!!
Toffee xXxXx