Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Escada Sexy Graffiti 2011

I love Escada perfumes! 
I have bought their summer fragrances for years but as they're only limited edition, once they are finished I can't replace them without paying ridiculous prices off eBay and only one fragrance is released each year. So when I was walking through Duty Free the other night (I was coming home from a trip to see my Mum) and noticed a stand with 3 different Escada fragrances on it I could hardly contain myself! 

After smelling them all loads I decided to get Sexy Graffiti as I was told I wasn't allowed to buy all 3.

It's has top notes of red berries, middle notes of lily of the valley and violet and bottom notes of cashmere wood and soft vanilla.
All I know is that it smells A.MAZ.ING! 
One thing I love about Escada perfumes is how sweet they smell and this one is no exception. They also last really well and I can still smell them hours after I have applied them in the morning.

You also get a wee charm free with it. Sexy Graffiti has a cute little cocktail glass charm!


When I got home I had a quick search to see when these perfumes had been released and I couldn't find out too much information but it seems that the 3 fragrances have been re-released to celebrate the best of 20 years of their summer fragrances.

Image taken from here

Sexy Graffiti was originally released in 2002, Island Kiss in 2004 and Rockin' Rio in 2005.

The only place I have been able to find these is at the airport. I can't find anywhere on-line that sells them so if you know where I can get the others please let me know!! Hopefully next time I go to visit my Mum they will still have them so I can stock up! 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

NOTD - No7 Poolside Blue and OPI Last Friday Night

On my nails this week I have been wear No7's Poolside Blue and OPI's Last Friday Night (from the Katy Perry collection) on my ring finger.
Poolside Blue is so opaque, I only need one coat of the polish and it dries really quickly. Last Friday Night just gives it that little extra sparkle! 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

How To Recreate Hairstyles From Dancing On Ice

Catchy title eh!!

Dancing on Ice is by far one of my favourite programs on the TV and I can't wait till it is on every year. Something that I love about the show is all the gorgeous costumes, hairstyles and make up looks of the girls that are on the show. What can I say, I'm a sucker for some glitter! 
Normally my hair is always pretty boring, I either leave it straight or pull it back in pony. Not very adventurous! For going out today though I thought I would try something a little bit different and make an effort with the styling of my hair by recreating the style Chemmy Alcott wore on Sunday.

Here's what I used to do it! 

First I washed my hair and then applied some OSIS+ Body Me all through my hair. A great thing about this product is that it helps to protect your hair from heat as well as give it some added volume. 

Next I blasted my hair dry. Once it was about 50% dry I turned my head upside down to get a little extra volume while I was drying it.

Once it was completely dry I split it into 3 sections so that I could curl it. 

I set my straighteners to 170 degrees and then took, roughly 1 inch sections of hair and curled them until the whole of my head was done.

I then ran me fingers through my hair separating the curls and gave my head a good spray of OSIS+ Elastic spray. I also applied a little OSIS+ Magic to the ends of my hair.

And here's the finished look! 

After recreating Chemmy's hairstyle that she wore on Sunday I thought I would give it a go at recreating Jorgie Porter's hairstyle as my hair was already curled and I loved the look she wore. 
Mine has turned out slightly different but I am pleased with the end result!

Here's what I did!

I pulled my hair back into a ponytail and secured it with a clear elastic band, pulling a few strands of hair out from around my face .

Then I flipped my head upside down and took a couple of sections of hair from the left and right side of my ponytail and gripped them in place on my head with some kirbys. This just created a bit of volume and covers the band once I have flipped my hair back.

I couldn't decide wither or not to leave my fringe how it was or to pin it back. I tried out a messy braid but I think I prefer it just left how it is.

I then gave it a quick spray with my Elastic spray and it was pretty much done!

My style isn't quite as messy as Jorgie's and my ponytail is a lot longer than the one she had on Sunday. I still think it looks great though! Both these looks were so easy to do and I think they both look great! 


*I was sent the Osis products to do these looks

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Project 10 Pan Update

Even thought I've not been blogging much recently, I have been keeping up with my P10P so I thought I would give you a little update to how I am doing. I was looking back through my posts the other day and discovered that I started my P10P way back in August last year!! I am so proud of myself for sticking to it and not buying any new make up.
So on to how I have been getting on......

Yay!! I've managed to finish 4 products!! 
I am so pleased with finishing these products as I normally never finish any make up items! It is so satisfying when you get to the end of a product.

These are the products that should be used up within the next couple of weeks.

I use all these products nearly everyday so hopefully they wont take me too long to finish up. I think the eyeshadow will definitely be the first to go! 

Is anyone else doing a Project 10 Pan?? If you are send me your links, I love these kind of posts!!


Monday, 9 January 2012

Brands I Want To Try In 2012

1. Sigma
2. Illamasqua
3. Inglot
4. Deborah Lippmann
5. Topshop Make Up
6. Bobbi Brown
7. Real Techniques 

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