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31 May 2010

Eyeko review


I was kindly sent some products to try out from the company Eyeko.

I'm sure you have all heard of this brand, and it is especially well known here in the UK.
They do ship internationally however, so everybody should check out their website ;)

Anyway, here are the goodies I was sent:

The products came in this cute little Eyeko bag.


I received 3 pretty nail polishes from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection and a new product called Graffiti Eyeliner Pen.


I was super excited! :D


The Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen:

I am hopeless when it comes to liquid liner, and therefore rarely use it. I am one of those people who can NEVER apply a liquid liner correctly, it always ends up uneven and smudged...

So when I received this I was a bit hesitant to say the least. But of course I had to try out the product and to my great surprise I actually managed to draw a decent line! It's all down to the precision brush nib which is super easy to control! I managed to draw a thin line and a thick line and the felt-like tip doesn't have too much product on it so I didn't make a mess like I usually do :D 

The colour I received is a fierce purple, as it says on the website, and here is a hand swatch
(one light stroke only making a thick line and a thin line - check out the colour pay off!)

Now, I rarely use purple as I'm not sure it really suits me, but this comes in 4 colours, so I am definitely going to get a black one and maybe the navy blue one too... ;)


To sum up, I was pleasantly surprised by this product! It retails at £5 which is awsome. And I also have to mention that when I applied the liner on saturday, it lasted all day and night. Another major plus. Although the colour wasn't 100% 'me', it definitely impressed me enough to want to invest in some other colours :)



The Eyeko Nail Polishes:

I love nail polishes, so I was extremely excited about trying out these great new colours.

First of all, the packaging is super adorable! The nail polishes each have a unique design and a cute little 'saying' that describes the colour and the mood.

Here are some swatches of the 3 polishes I was sent (excuse my poor dry cuticles):


Coral Polish
Dreaming of Ipanema beach? This flattering coral bright will get your toes resort-ready.



Tea Rose Polish
A soft pink cream that is the picture of pastoral elegance.



Vampira Polish
Dare to wear this lust-worthy glossy black lacquer dripping with blood red shimmer.


I quite like all 3, but the dusky rose coloured one is my favourite! It will look even better when I have a tan :)

The Coral one is such a fun, bright (!) colour. It's very easy to apply, just two applications and the colour really POPs!

Vampira is more of a night time kind of colour, to me anyway. It was a little bit harder to apply evenly than the other two.

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So that's the 3 colours I was sent. Looking at the different polishes on the website though, I already have my eyes on two more...

Vintage Polish and Lilac Polish look amazing, and at £3.50 you really can't go wrong.

Overall, I am very impressed by the Eyeko products I was sent. They have definitely left me wanting more :)



Have you tried any of Eyeko's products? What can you recommend?





Lauren Conrad's Style


Ever since I heard that Lauren Conrad is bringing out a book with her own personal style tips, I have been re-living my old LC 'girl crush', looking through pictures of her and admiring her style and beauty.



This book is going to be amazing!


Some of my favourite Lauren looks:






















Outfits, hair, makeup - perfection.



Are you as excited about Lauren's book as I am?







30 May 2010

Tag: Would You Rather...






Be extremely beautiful or extremely intelligent?

Honestly, beautiful. Yup, I'm that shallow :D




Go without brushing your teeth for a year or go without washing your hair for a year?

Uuuuugh, both are disgusting. But I guess I could put my hair up in a tight bun or something, unless dry shampoo is allowed...? I guess I'd say teeth regardless.





Be Rich or Famous?

Rich! I have no desire to be famous.





Have an amazing shoe collection or an amazing makeup collection?

I'm actually not into shoes at all, but makeup however... I can never get enough!





Be able to sing or be able to dance?

I'd love to be able to sing really well.





Be stranded on a Desert Island or in the Desert?

Haha, desert Island. Would anyone say desert?!





Have a Computer or a TV?

Hmmmm... difficult one. I love my films and tv series, but as I probably could find all of that on the internet these days, I guess I'll say computer.




Wear spots or stripes for the rest of your life?

Definitely stripes. I love stripes anyway.





Drink out of a Teacup or a Mug?

Teacup ;)





Receive a bunch of Flowers or a box of chocolates?

Adore flowers!




Have a hug or a Kiss from someone you love?

Hug.





Wear Converse or Stilettos?

Love my Converse :)




Meet Johnny Depp or Robert Pattinson?

I guess my infatuation for Johnny has been around longer than Robert, so I owe Johnny that much :D




Be a Fairy or a Mermaid?

Fairy! I'd rather have wings than fish tail...




A Coffee or a Cup of Tea?

I'm a big tea drinker. I live on Earl Grey and green tea.




Pink nails or Blue nails?

Pink nails for sure.




Live somewhere sunny or somwhere cold?

Sunny! I can't stand being cold, and over here in the UK I'm cold 10 out of 12 months of the year... :(




Have an amazing house or an amazing car?

House. I have feet, so I'll walk.




Be kind or funny?

Kind.




Eat Sweets or Cake?

Yum, sweets. I couldn't live without my Twix and Lionbar ;)





Hold a Tarantula or a Snake?

Snake. The lesser out of two evils.




Wear a neclace or a ring?

Necklace. I rarely wear rings as they tend to irritate my skin which is super sensitive these days...




Laugh or Smile?

Laugh.




Be hated or be a hater?

Ouch. Neither. I would feel ill either way...




Wear Pearls or Beads?

Pearls! They never go out of style.




If you had to choose,lose your sight or your hearing?

Hearing. To not be able to see loved ones & mother nature... *shiver*




Have lots of money or lots of friends?

I don't need lots of friends, only one or two best friends. So I'll take the money please!




Love or be loved?

Love. Loved. Both!





I tag everybody :)





Inspiration...




I think Lauren looks amazing here.

Major body envy...but definitely an inspiration also :)




29 May 2010

Clinique, Body Shop & a girly book...


Happy Saturday shopping, darlings!

So I finally got my hands on the yummy Clinique bonus gift at House of Fraser!




I  have to say I am most excited about the makeup bits
as I already own two of the skincare items.

The Shimmering Stripes Powder Blusher in Almond Blossom (comes with a cute brush too!) is divine. It gives me the most gorgous healthy bronzed glow!

♥ The High Impact Curling Mascara looks interesting... I haven't tried it yet, but it's definitely going on first thing tomorrow morning.

Long Last Glosswear in Bonfire is a very pretty deep red.

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In order to get the free gift, I had to buy two or more Clinque skincare or makeup items. It was the last day of the offer, and unfortunately the shelves were a bit empty (baaaaad House of Fraser!), so Turnaround Serum was sold out :(

Had to do some quick thinking, and instead went with one of the items on my wishlist and one sensible back up...


I already have a big bottle of the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but it is almost empty and instead of trying a new moisturizer, I decided to get a back-up as I am really happy with my Dramatically Different. It makes my face super smooth and non-greasy :)


I also went to Body Shop...


The Body Shop Shimmer Cube in 06. Gorgeous neutral eyeshadow palette.


Finally I stumbled across a book with loads of good tips and pretty pictures in it...

Coleen's Real Style






I have always found Coleen pretty, and I adore her outfits!

I haven't actually read the book yet (only just got home 2 hours ago), but on browsing through it
it looks like it's filled with great tips and inspirational pictures - not bad for £1.99 :D



What did you think of my Saturday shopping? :)






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All views and opinions on this blog are my own. All products mentioned on this blog have been purchased by me, with my own money, unless otherwise stated. If at any time I receive a product which I have not purchased myself, and I decide to review it on my blog, I will include all relevant information about how/where it came from in the blog post.

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