Sunday, February 5

Sunday Mish-mash

Hi Beauties!

Today's post is a bit of a mixture of stuff from the past few weeks that I've wanted to share with you, but haven't felt they're really substantial enough pieces on their own. A bit like blog tapas! Hope you enjoy :)

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara - free with Elle (rrp £10)

Before: bare eyelashes
One coat
Two coats  

I'm sure all of you will have heard by now that a full-size tube of this mascara is being given away as a freebie with this month's Elle magazine; naturally I bought two, and do not regret it! I don't really think it's false-lash effect, as it claims, but this is exactly how I like my lashes to look.  Ooooh! Whilst looking this mascara up on the Boots website, I stumbled upon this: a litre sized tub of The Righteous Butter, containing diamond dust! Don't think I'll be able to resist this...

NOMM (Nails of My Mother) 
See what I did there?

With flash
Without flash

 My mum never wears make-up of any sort; occasionally she'll allow me to give her a pedicure, but she has never before let me loose on her fingernails. However, as she recently lost her job and therefore didn't need to look as professional at all times, she took me up on my offer of a manicure! She chose OPI Muppets Divine Swine layered over MUA Shade 2, and was happy with me photographing the results for all you lucky people. Its just as well really, as she has much nicer nails than me!

 Dirty Works brushes - 75% off at Sainsbury's

 Now I realise I mention Sainsbury's a lot on my blog (no, I don't work for them!), but this is purely because I cannot resist wandering over to the health and beauty aisles whenever I pop in to pick up some groceries. This meant I couldn't help but notice that they currently have cut the price of all beauty tools from Dirty Works by 75%! The lowest priced item I have seen is 49p, but I picked up these eyeshadow brushes for £1.24 each. Apparently this offer is on until 20th March, so I don't know if this is because they're being discontinued, or for another reason. Anyway, I really can't fault the quality of this brand, so I would recommend that you try to pick some of these products up; especially at this price!

Also, you may recall the palaver I had with MUA last week, where they sent me a duplicate of an order I'd made. Well I tweeted them that day, and heard nothing back after they asked for my order number, which was curious. So I tweeted them again today, and they said I could keep the products! I think they will be included in future giveaways :)

I have a uni interview in London on Wednesday, which I'm really looking forward to! I bought some boots from eBay to wear to all my interviews, so I'll do an OOTD and a FOTD when they arrive. The seller was an absolute sweetheart and refunded the P+P charge as I asked if I could collect them, but she wasn't able to do that; I was so shocked when she sent me the message, you know when people catch you completely off-guard by being lovely?

Anyway, I'm definitely rambling now! I've just been on the receiving end of so much niceness today, and I'm not tired for the first time in ages :) Hope you have all had equally good days!

Lots of love,
Krystyna x

Saturday, February 4

11 Questions Tag

Hola Beauties!

Phew, it's the weekend and we have heating again! It got turned off on Monday as we had a new boiler fitted and all the radiator pipes replaced as they were ridiculously old, so coats had to be worn at all times (even in bed). I swear it was colder in the house than it was outside.

Anyway, I am pleased to announce that Tiffeny tagged me in her 11 Questions post :) I love her blog, as she's down-to-earth and lovely, which really comes across <3. Check it out!

The Rules

  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about "You are tagged if you're reading this". You actually have to tag 11 people.

11 Things About Me

  1. I love my sleep. I managed to sleep in to 2:30pm today
  2. I work best under pressure
  3. I used to be such an emo
  4. I wanted to be a lawyer until I spent some time in court for work experience and found it horrifically dull.
  5. I am actually pleased with the passport photos I took yesterday! 
  6. I love meat (sorry veggies)
  7. My favourite item of clothing is still the pink Minnie Mouse jumper I had when I was about 3 or 4
  8. I have a very vivid imagination, and often have bizarre dreams
  9. I hate L'Oreal products for some reason. I don't even know why anymore, I just always have
  10. I once spent £1000 on make-up in under a month (thinking about it makes me feel sick)
  11. I really miss my Granny, an amazing woman. She would have been 100 this year. I wear the ring she gave me every day

Questions I Answered

  1. How many perfumes do you own?   16, of which 7 are nearly empty (post coming soon)
  2. Which colour lipstic/lipgloss do you own the most of?    Pale pink/inoffensive neutrals.
  3. What is your favourite brand of make-up?     My favourite luxury brand is definitely Chanel. However, practicality demands that I buy Rimmel more often.
  4. What is your favourite tv show?    Either Come Dine With Me or New Girl
  5. Do you have any pets?    No :( we used to have a chameleon though
  6. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?    Getting into uni, and surviving my first year.
  7. What is the worst thing about blogging, in your opinion?     Hmmm. My experience of blogging has so far been overwhelmingly positive, which makes me pretty lucky compared with others. When reading blogs however, I abhor bad spelling and grammar (it's the teacher in me)
  8. What is your favourite time of the day?    The moment when I sip my first cup of coffee :)
  9. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?    Everything! I'm such a bookworm. One of my favourite authors, though, is Jill Mansell
  10. What is your favourite food?     Meat. All kinds of meat, except offal and lamb.
  11. Who do you live with?        My parents and my brother, at the moment

My Questions To You

  1. Do you prefer to read magazines or books?
  2. What's your favourite item of clothing?
  3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  4. What's your favourite room in your house?
  5. Do you know any completely obscure facts?
  6. What's your favourite eye make-up look?
  7. What's the product you reach for most often?
  8. Do you prefer TOWIE or MIC?
  9. With whom do you most look forward to spending time?
  10. How many nail varnishes do you own?
  11. What your perfect day involve?

I tag:

Thanks as always for reading lovelies, thinking of doing a cheeky little giveaway if I reach 50 followers ;)

Lots of love,
Krystyna x