Monday, 12 December 2011

A Bank Fashion haul

I seem to be shopping more at bank than i have ever shopped before. 
It has definitely become one of my favourite 'Clothes shop' 

I'm really into ballet pumps as they have a smart, pretty and cute look but can still look elegant when worn right. and  I have picked up quite a few pairs from Bank throughout the autumn fall period. 
I dont intend to wear these on snowy days obviously, I'll wear my Emu's or Uggs' for that. 

The pumps are Bank branded and the quilted bag is Little Buddha branded 
I love this bag it is definitely a very affordable chanel dupe, because there is so much attention to detail. 
From the quilting to the pockets everything has been done immaculately in a pretty way without being an obviously tacky Chanel Replica by adding faux Chanel detailing. 

I have used this bag in so many different combos as it goes with everything, they also had it in a pretty black finish too but I think its probably sold out and I wish i had purchased it when it went on sale price. 
I might do an outfit of the day just to show you how pretty and elegant this bag looks 

Yes I did kind of buy the bag and shoes together because they matched but both items are fantastic alone too.

I have purchased other garments and apparel from Bank that I will share with you soon 

Have you bought anything from bank recently ? 

What fashion finds are you loving ? 

Sunday, 11 December 2011

So Sad :(

I've lost my favourite watch 

Its by Guess, and its highly polished gold plated set with crystals all around the bezel.
If you like it, its still available from Debenhams  for £120

I bought this watch about the time I had Bubby so it has alot of sentimental value, and has become my gavourite watch above my other watches which include DKNY, Emporio Armani,  Guess, and even more than my Reymond Weil watch.

I used to change my watches with my outfits but this watch is so beautiful that it goes with everything whether im dressed down in casual trackies or simple t-shirt and jeans , or dressep up in bollywood style asian clothing. 

Im hoping that it has simply been misplaced or hidden by bubby, and that it shows up soon.

please wish me good luck.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

NOTD :- Nails inc Electric Teal and OPI Bring on the Bling

My Nail of the day 

There are so many days when I dont know what I want to put on my nails 
but earlier this week I woke up knowing I was going to wear this Nails inc Electric Teal on my nails.

I wish i took these pics outdoor so that you could see how vibrant the glitter is.

This is the combo that i was going to wear for Eid but as it was still some what summery I knew i would have plenty of opportunity to wear this combo later in the year as I could see that teal was going to be on trend this fall and winter.

The teal shade I very luckily got as a GWP in instyle magazine its called 
Nails inc for InStyle 'Electric Teal'
and the glitter colour is OPI's 'Bring on the Bling' 
which I feel is appropriately named to my style :)

I am wearing one coat of each polish 
the glitter can be layered for a very intensive look 

But glitter can be a bitch to remove 

Im loving this Combo <3
What do you think about this Combo ?


FOTD:- Smashbox and Laura geller Look

Im trying out different products in different Combos to see if I can reduce the bulk of my everyday makeup bag and also to see if i can use individual items -if you know what I mean!
This is the latest Smashbox quad from the recent TSV on QVC and I wanted to try out some laura geller products that i have been neglecting. 

Tinted Moisturiser - Benefit you rebel
Concealer - Arianne poole Conceal and contour palette
Gel Eyeliner - Bobbi brown in black ink
Mascara - Loreal Telescopic carbon black
Pencil eyeliner - Mac feline khol power
Eyeshadow Quad/palette - Smashbox Photo Op 'On stage'
Eye base / lip primer duo - Laura geller spackle duo for eyes and lips
Trio face compact -Laura geller Baked cheek dreams 'Napolitan'
Face powder - Laura geller balance and brighten in medium / original
Lipstick - Mac Myth
Clinique lash curlers

I later added bare Minerals lip gloss in Raspberry tea on my way out

Heres a pic of me wearing or using the makeup, Its just a quick pic in the evening from my iphone 4 so im sorry iys not too clear but I rarely wear my makeup too dark I usually blend it to a natural look so that I always feel comfortable.

Today it was raining heavily and miserably so I hope to recreat and take some close up eye shots of this quad and review it soon because i love it - Think Mac satin taupe!

Are you using any of these products ? 

What products are you rocking right now?

My Current SkinCare Routine - Face

I generally have very dry skin but Ive learned to make it normal combination but 
My Skin had been behaving really badly in October, I used to have about 1 breakout or spot in a year throughout my teens and about once a month in more recent years due to time of the month etc if you know what I mean.
Then in november i felt it was time to go back to basics or Back to Clinique in my case to sort out this problem.

But rathe than going out Shopping, I decided to go through my inventory and I found everything I needed and more.
BTW Im considering doing A Beauty-Buy-Ban! Because I have way too much beauty products!
And I did not post up this years birthday haul which was as huge as last years birthday haul
I have had a request to put it up so I will hopefully do that soon.

On to the skincare and my current routine
I have left out some products which are my add ons for when and if needed but these products are the ones that im mainly using on a daily basis.

MakeUp Removal 
Clinique Take the day off makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips.
I soak a little cotton pad with this to remove the most of my eye makeup, and lips if im wearing a strong colour.  Or if Im wearing alot of makeup I will use my own home blended Cleansing Oil.
Or I might use one of my trusty no7 quick thinking wipes instead.
I use the Clinique liquid facial soap mild with a liz earle muslin cloth, or no7 cleansing sponge Exfoliate
I use my cleanser with Cliniques manual exfoliating brush or my Tresonic ( Clarisonic dupe) or use the Clinique 7 day scrub cream. I do this once a week or every other day depending on the condition of my skin.
I use Clinique Clarifying lotion in mild or no 1 on a cotton pad in circular motions all over my face avoiding eyes and lips (as pictured above) Im not a big fan of toner, I prefer splashing lots of water or spritzing some liz earle instant boost skin tonic but right now im on a clinique 3 step routine.
Im currently using Avene eau thermale spring water soothing serum to keep my skin soothed and hydrated. I apply 1 pump all over my cleansed and toned face.
Im trying to use up my final supply of prescriptives super line preventor for eyes, eye cream otherwise Ill use Clinique all about eyes eye cream
I apply a tiny bit of Clinique dramatically different gel or lotion all over my face and neck
Because I suffer from dry flaky skin I apply a teeny touch of Clinique Moisture surge extra thirsty skin relief to my nose and any other dry patches or I will apply Decleor Aromessence  oil instead.
Then I use Clinique Superdefence Moisturiser spf25 for dry skin all over my face and neck to give additional moisturisation and sun protection even in winter.
Clinique all about lips or Clinique superbalm moisturising gloss or decleor lipbalm or Gale Hayman lip lift or any other lipbalm I happen to grab hold of.

There are other bits and bobs, and other products that Im using but this is the main or the most of it, If you want to know what else im using, just let me know and I'll post that up too.

I have been on this routine for a couple of weeks now and my skin is doing well :)

And thats it for my skincare and then Im ready for my Makeup routine which will start from either primer or tinted moisturiser or both.

I hope this was helpful or interesting, I'd love to know what your using and what works for you regardleess of your skin type or age.


Friday, 2 December 2011

NOTD :- Ciate Wait until dark

Ciate paint pots 

Gorgeous deep berry purple 
perfect for this season -and ohh so 'in' !

ciate wait until dark is similar or close to OPI lincoln park after dark and lincoln park at midnight  but not an exact dupe
but if you wished you could find a nail polish that matches the colour of laura mercier packaging -this is it :)

Sorry about the chipping on the tips but atleast it gives you an idea of longevity after 2 days with only one coat of polish over base coat no top coat

I have my hands constantly in and out of water etc


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Swatches :- Some of my Mac Lipstick collection

these are in my top 10 most worn mac lipsticks 
and these are the 8 colours I usually carry with me in my purse / bag when I travel 

1 - Mac Creme d nude   cremesheen
2 - Mac dream frost   limited edition 
3 - Midimauve   lustre
4- Mac Angel   frost
5- MAc Fabby   lustre 
6- Mac Warm me up 
7- Mac Bombshell   frost
8- Mac Surprise me   

Included in this post are two of Kim kardashians favourite lipsticks angel and bombshell 
Angel is a frost version of mac creme cup cremesheen lipstick 

Lots more swatches coming soon 


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Raspcherry Blog Sale december 2011

MAC cosmetics makeup bag £12
NEW &  unused but crinkling in storage

Un branded makeup bag £5 
with zipped compartments and brush/ pencil holders 

NEW Elemis cosmetic toiletries bag £15

NEW Loccitane waffle makeup toiletries  purse with button £12

NEW  Loccitane waffle bag £12 
(this has a stain outside which I will try and wash out)

New Clinique makeup bag £12

FCUK complete makeup palette 
Blush/bronzer/shadows/lipcolours -a few of the shadows lightly swatched 
includes decent brushes

Sephora sculpting disc dupe (really big / lightly used once or twice)

MaC hello Kitty beauty powder in a MAC MSF mineralize compact 

Prestige skin loving minerals glam tan bronzerhighlighter like mac msf 
discontinued in UK rare VHTF £10

travel Smashbox O glow swatched once £12

Gale Hayman youth lift plus £12
this is like genie, its supposed to smooth out your skin inc wrinkles and pores like a primer

Boots botanics radiance night renewal serum brightens complexion for younger looking skin 
lost lid, used a couple of times almost full £12

Neals yard remedies power berry daily moisture £12 
brightens complexion, used once or twice almost full 

Bobbi brown moisture rich foundation cool beige 3.25 poured out 1ml into a sample jar
so almost full £25

Carlos de roma pure lipgloss in a shimmery berry shade, swatched once £6

Carlos de roma pure lipgloss in a shimmery gold shade -butterfly wings  swatched once £6

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Raspcherry finally Shatters !

The whole world has been crackling etc for such a long time 
but I just could not get into it 
It just reminds me of messy nail polish 
but done correctly in the right combination i have seen some very pretty pictures 
but I felt maybe its something very school - girl like 

But I finally Crack-led when I picked up a gold nails inc nails effect polish 
but I still did not use it and Ive had it a few months now 

And earlier this week I purchased the OPI gold shatter and finally used it over my OPI Malaga Wine
I think its a gorgeous combination 
perfect for christmas or any asian bride or bollywood style outfit 

For comparison i will try and do a nails inc crackle so you can see the two together 

Would love to know/ see some of your combos <3


Monday, 28 November 2011

Sigma launches new make me up travel brushes in a new mini travel size

Sigma make me up brushes were originally available in 4 very pretty colours 
Coral, a tiffany and co -esque teal, Black, and purple

Now they are available in she same great choice of colours 
Make me crazy - Purple 
Make me classy - Black
Make me Blush - Coral
Make me Cool - Tiffany and co / Chanel nouvelle vague style teal

But in a super cute and dinky travel size

You can see the comparison of the new size kits against the older sigma brush sets here 

The still come with the amazing case that opens up to be 2 separate brush holders 

3 ways to use your brush holder 

1- The case is great to keep your brushes clean in dust free 

2- Or you can open to divide your face brushes from your eye brushes

3- or you can keep your brushes in one half and your pencil makeup like your liners in the other half 
Ellis faas styleee!

Get your brush set here

These brush sets make a great gift for anyone who loves makeup 
Shipping to UK can take about 10 days so hurry up and order now in time for christmas 
and definitely order by the 10th of december for christmas gifts 


NOTD :- OPI Malaga Wine

If your looking for a gorgeous wine red 
this is the colour for you 
It is one of OPI's top best sellers 
and I think its in the classic collection -but please dont quote me on that just in case 

This is such a vampy colour but is still sophisticated enough to wear in a high profile job or party, night out, wedding etc  

In the pic is just one coat of OPI malaga wine over nails inc caviar base coat 

As always its quite difficult to paint your nails with a 3 year old princess on standby demanding her nails be done first

The pics are taken in broad daylight but seem to make the nail lacquer look more cherry red
but the nail polish is more of a black cherry shade 

What are you wearing on your nails ?


Friday, 25 November 2011

A close up of Revlons latest nail polishes

Revlon Facets of Fuschia 

Deep purple black nail polish with purple multi sized glitter 
very fun shade for the brave 
A dupe for Deborah lippmann bad romance 

Revlon Gold coin 
Super shimmery and glittery true gold 
for the gold lover, olive skintone and bling bling lovers 
a dupe for OPI Glitzerland

Have you bought these or their more expensive dupes ? 

Free international shipping on sigma beauty

Sigma is offering free worldwide international shipping 
on all orders 
Dont forget you get a free gift with every order over $30
When you use this link

or click on one of my sigma links on the side to take you to the website

The deal is valid TODAY ONLY
from 9AM to 5PM CST (chicago)
this is about 6hrs behind uk time 
so the deal starts about 3PM UK time

Dont forget to use this promotional code to get free delivery   
' BF2011 '

I have featured some pics of my top pics for you 

Please comment below and let me know what you have ordered 


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Review:- MAC carry all

MAC Carry all 
Train case 
designed by Matt Murphy

I bought this because It holds more product and is lightweight for portability 
whether its for actual travel or just to move location for example when i need to do my makeup in another room or at my parents house etc 

It fits alot of products 
and has handy little loops to hold products around the edges 

It has a long shoulder strap which can be adjusted and made shorter

and has an internal zipped pocket to keep smaller items safe and easier to find 

It even comes in a protective dust bag which is very handy to keep it clean in between uses or for travel 

I dont like the mirror in it 
its a weird cheapy plasticy tacky mirror but its still nice to have a mirror in the case 
I just wish it was a proper mirror

The bag is abit expensive -near the £50 mark from memory 
but its alot cheaper than the £200 mac pro travel case 

The bag also comes with authenticity cards 

I hope you found this review helpful 

Do you have any mac bags/cases, how are you finding them ? 
if you have reviewed one leave a link for me to see