Wednesday, 8 December 2010

IN and OUT

This is my first post of this kind but wanted to give it a whirl. Hope you enjoy :)


I'm so bloody excited about Christmas this year it's not even funny. It's always my favourite time of the year, but this year will be extra special as I will be the hostess :)

Urban Decay 'Naked' Palette
I keep meaning to post some looks I've done lately with this gorgeous palette, but up until yesterday (when I started taking arty shots of my Christmas decorations!) my camera was dead as a dodo.
I'm late on this band-wagon. Really late. But literally I've scrapped my MAC ES "wish list" thanks to this baby alone.
Every single shade that I could, would and do love is included. It is most definately one of my desert island essentials already!

Rimmel 'Magnif'eyes' Mascara
I've been using MUFE Smoky Lash continually for months now and I love it. But the other morning I couldn't find it and instead reached for this mascara again. I forgot how amazing it was and I'm definately going to repurchase when it runs out.
As much as I love big, fluffy mascara wands I'm the first to admit that I find it difficult not getting mascara either in my eye or on my eyelid when applying in the morning (pre-tea!)
This brush is the perfect size for me. It's got a plastic wand with very short bristles and although I admit that doesn't sell it that well, for some reason it works so damn well. Rimmel is priced significantly lower than MUFE as well so that's always a bonus!


I'm not being a complete debbie-downer on snow. I love snow! It's beautiful and a lovely reminder that my favourite season is upon us.
Usually it snows for a day, causes a lot of disruption to a work day (which is NOT a bad thing), it gets nasty and slushy, and disappears without a trace in a few days.
Since the heaviest of our snow fell a week ago we've still got snow and ice everywhere and it's getting a bit old now.
I really feel for the poor people up north as well as they have had no let up for weeks now! Not fun at all.

Clinique Gel Liner
I haven't yet read a bad review on this product which is one of the main reasons I bought it.
I'm a gel liner junkie and when my Fluidline died a death it was a toss up between the Bobbi Brown liner and this one.
I wish I'd picked different.
To be fair to it though I think it's less than impressive staying power has more to do with my greasy eyelids than anything else. But with UDPP and eyeshadow, I thought it would do a much better job of staying put. I get serious smudging in the inner and outer corners of my eye after only around 1hr.
I'm going to see how to gets on when it's dried up a little bit. Obviously with it being fairly new it has a very wet consistency- maybe that's the problem.
Definately more impressed with my Sleek inkpot which is a fraction of the price!

Phew! That was quite a rant-y In and Out.
I hope it was helpful, or at least entertaining :)



  1. Great Blog, I'm a new follower :) Thanks for following mine :)

    I know what you mean, I'm so excited about christmas, its the best time of year :)

    We luckily havent had any snow here yet, I love it when you don't have to go to work, but its a nightmare trying to get to work in the snow.

    Love the sound of that mascara, will have to try it out :) xxxx

  2. I've been eying the Naked Palette for awhile, but am still vacilliating on whether to get it! And I'd like to try the Rimmel mascara too - it looks really good.

  3. Lol I know what you mean with the snow, it's fun at first but it gets reaaally messy after x

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