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September 2013

News, NOTD

NOTD – Ciaté paint pots in “PP107 pocket money”

September 19, 2013

I received Ciatés “Pocket Money” (£9.00)  this in July 2013’s Glossybox. On first glance, it not normally the colour I would go for, but I tried it for the first time on all my nails (not just an excited swatch on an already painted nail, which I do whenever I get new nail varnish) yesterday. First of all I tried it with Avon’s Opal, (on sale at £3.00) but it looked terrible. Anyhow, I enjoyed the colour so much, that I…

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Make-up

Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer….in POUNDLAND?!

September 18, 2013
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I love a bargain, and more and more often I seem to be finding cosmetics of high RRP in Poundland of all places! In the past few months I’ve found Sally Hanson, Revlon, Rimmel and Max Factor items all for only a pound, but this I think is the steal of the century! The original price for these was around £15.50 each, so that’s £75-ish of make-up for a fiver! I picked up (L-R) Vinyl black, Retro silver, Vintage metal, Bare…

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Nails, NOTD

NOTD: Emagerd nail wraps how do these work arrrghhh!

September 18, 2013
Zebra print nail wraps

As I sat down to do my nails today I thought…finally….at long last….today is the day I try nail wraps. I have quite a collection building up but I’m always too scared to  try the nicer ones out as they only have one use, and I don’t want to mess that one use up! I grabbed these disco zebra offerings that I picked up in Poundland ages ago and tried to figure this wrap thing out. Turns out it’s not…

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Festivals, Make-up, Skincare

Gem’s top five festival life savers for summer 2013

September 17, 2013
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Did you see Amie’s blog about her festival survival kit? Well I thought I’d like to share some of my own top products for getting by with a minimal cosmetics bag! Some were so good we both chose them! Now i’m not going to lie and say this is all I took (because I took a LOT of cosmetics with me to every festival this summer) but I could probably get away with just these items (and a stage make-up…

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Make-up, Skincare

Double Whammy – Benefit PORE-fessional & Gerda Spillmann Make-up Primer

September 16, 2013

From Left: Benefit The PORE-fessional, Gerda Spillmann Hydro Pearls Make-up primer.   I’m always on the lookout for things that make my makeup stay put on stage. I’m in love with the Benefit PORE-fessional, but I don’t always need to use this. Alas, since I was having a particularly bad face day during the last two gigs, I used this around my cheek area but decided to try out one of my beauty box delights, Gerda Spillmann Hydro Pearls Make-up…

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Beauty Boxes

Miss Glossybox September/October 2013

September 16, 2013
Miss Glossybox September / October 2013

  Miss Glossybox is the younger sibling of the HBFL favourite, Glossybox. A bi-monthly subscription beauty box aimed at teenagers. The box costs £7.00 (+£2.95 P&P) and everyone receives the same items. Absolutely loving this box! The seven (SEVEN!) treats inside are all things I will use which is a rarity amongst beauty boxes. There are four full size products, two samples and an accessory so well worth the money!   NYC In a NY colour minute – Times Square NYC…

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Beauty Boxes

Birchbox September 2013

September 15, 2013

I returned home from the New Disorder Music Festival last night, to a note from a delivery man, telling me this little beauty was outside (with a slug attached to it). Brains gave me that look … the one he gives when yet another makeup based/girl product arrives, and I grinned, ran into the kitchen, giggled to myself and opened it.   And what a delight did this month’s Birchbox have in-store for me …   From Left to Right:…

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Skincare

Pants’ every day Skincare Regime

September 15, 2013

For many years, I was a believer of less is more. This is something I told myself when it came to my skincare regime, in that I wouldn’t really go above and beyond the morning face wipe/wash and moisturise routine. I have naturally dry skin, so a lot of soap based products make my face feel especially awful. I try not to use too much on my face, and as part of my morning regime, rely heavily on good quality…

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Festivals, Metal, Music, Skincare

Pants’ top 5 festival life savers for Summer 2013

September 15, 2013

  Well festival season is officially over. Dakesis played Sunkfest and The New Disorder Festival, which were great when it comes to prolonging the post festival blues. Unfortunately, it’s now miserable outside and we are almost half way through September! With so many memories from this year already what better way to reflect, than to think of all the scrummy products I got to try out whilst in a tent with significantly less access to things that make me look…

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Metal, Music

To the End.

September 13, 2013
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Last night saw Dakesis play our first hometown show since “the big line-up shuffle” (which is the nice way of saying it I think) and wedged between the awesomeness of Captain Horizon and Attica Rage, in honesty, my nerves were running high. We’ve already had two very well received shows in Hull and Derby, but playing the home turf to familiar faces is the real point of judgement. As the intro track started I was facing drummer Adam, and I…

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