Sunday, 18 March 2012

TAG: 10 little secrets!

Beauty Crush recently posted a Tag she made up called '10 little secrets' and she tagged everyone so here goes!

1. What is one product that makes you feel like a million dollars?
Stila illuminating tinted moisturiser!
2. What is your skincare secret?

Using a face scrubber thingy!
3. Share your hair care secret?

I use a deep conditioner all over and then regular conditioner on my ends every time I wash it even though I only wash my hair once a week
4. What is your biggest diet rule?

Drink lots of water!
5. Any workout tips?

Build it up! Start off doing a tiny bit then start doing more as time goes on
6. Which perfume is your secret weapon?
Rihanna's perfume!
7. Show us a clothing item of yours which always turns heads

Ehh I don't have any!
8. What is your most treasured piece of jewellery?

My white ICE watch I guess, its all I wear!
9. Who is your style crush?

Tumblr? LOL
10. Tell us something we don't know about you 

I'm taking Textiles, Art, Social History and German for my GCSEs but I'm probably dropping German because I  CAN NOT stand my teachers! I don't think they have ever heard of a lesson plan!

Hattie xxx

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

7 Deadly Sins TAG

Two posts in one day, ya lucky ducks ;)
Okay so I have seen this tag everywhere on youtube and decided I would just do it because I want to!

1. GREED -
     What is your most inexpensive beauty product? 
Probably my MUA lipsticks
     What is your most expensive? 

My Naked palette (should I buy Naked 2? Let me know down below)
     What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
My Sleek New Skin Revive Foundation, I doesn't wear well but I love the feel, coverage, colour and glow!
     What has been hardest to find?

My Naked Palette
     What are your most delicious beauty products?

My Lip Smackers lipbalm in 'Sprite', I would eat it if I could
4. SLOTH - 
     What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?

Liner and eyeshadow
5. PRIDE - 
    What beauty product gives you more confidence?
Concealer and Mascara

    What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Odd coloured eyes!
7. ENVY - 
    What item would you most like to receive as a gift?
Theres too many! But I would love anything MUFE, MAC, Benefit, Urban Decay or YSL!

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My Fashion Pet Peeves!

So I was watching one of 'icallitambrosia' videos yesterday and it got me thinking about my fashion pet peeves, here's my list

1. Leggings as trousers. Leggings are not trousers, so if you are wearing very thin (why is it always the people with shitty leggings committing this crime?) leggings with a regular length or ,even worse, a crop top I am going to look at you in disgust or laugh because I can see your thong.

2. Fake designer. I can spot fake designer a mile off and trust me it doesn't look good. But when I say fake designer I am not just talking about fake Gucci handbags, nope I am also talking about those 'designer' brands you find littering TK Maxx. Stop wearing them. NOW!

3. People who wear full on trainers, that you would do sport in, outside in the public viewing area. If you are out lets say shopping and you are wearing athletic trainers with skinny jeans and a pretty top you just look like a twat.

4. Camel toe.

5. Ugg boots and shorts.

6. Shorts and tights.

7. People who wear T shirts with a Phrase/ Band/ Person they have never heard off/ don't like/ don't listen to.

8. Too short leggings.

9. Bad make-up (See my last post for details).

10. Anything wayyyyy too big or wayyyy to small.

Ok so thats my list of my fashion pet peeves, either comment down below yours or make a blog post and send me the link so I can see what things bother you!


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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Beauty and Skincare Tag!

Hi Sweetcheekers ;),
I thought I would do the Beauty and Skincare Tag! I wasn't exactly tagged but o'well!


1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
-Twice a day
2. What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
- I have oily/combo but I get dry spots during winter
3. What is your current facial wash?
-Clinque daily facial wash for oily/combo skin 
4. Do you exfoliate?
-I use the soap and glory face massage mitt every time I wash my face5. What brand do you use?
- Never use an actual exfoliator
6. What moisturizer do you use? 
Clinque moisturising gel
7. Do you have freckles?
- not many benny
8. Do you use eye cream? 
9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
10. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
-Nope I will stick to my Clinque


11. What foundation do you use?
-Depends on the day
12. How about concealer?
- Either ELF or Collection 2000 lasting perfection in 1
13. Do you know your undertone color?
-I'm pretty neutral
14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
-Depends on what they look like, but I saw some Katy Perry ones earlier that I really want to try!
15. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
- I try to!
16. What brand of mascara do you use?
-My favourite is Natural Collection WaterGuard in Black
17. Sephora or MAC?
-Britain needs a Sephora so I will go with MAC because thats all we have :'(
18. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
-Nope, I'm only 15 but I will get one when I'm older probably as I want to go into either Make-up or Fashion, maybe either a mix of both19. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
-Brushes and a lash curler
20. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
21. For the face?
-Every single day
22. What is your favorite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?
- Urban Decay Virgin and Sin
23. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
-Neither, I'm more of a gel kinda girl
24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
25. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
-Starting to like 
26. Do you use mineral makeup?
- I use mineral foundations and concealers as setting powders
27. What is your favorite lipstick?
28. How about lipgloss?
-Ughhh! HATE!
29. What is your favorite blush to use?
-ELF studio line blushes are great
30. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

-Sometimes if the seller seems good 
Do you like drugstore makeup?
32. Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
- Yup, its where I buy most of my MAC make up
33. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
34. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
-Not really
35. Name a makeup crime that you hate?
- Non-blended eye-shadow, orange look, clumpy mascara, overdone eyeliner, overdone blush and overdrawn eyebrows
36. Do you like colorful shades of makeup?
37. If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
-Too hard!
38. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
-I do it all the time!
39. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
-If my face is washed and brows are plucked I'm all good :)
40. Finally What do you think of Makeup?
-I love it!

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Elf and stuff haul :)

Hi sweetcheeks ;),
                           So yesterday I ordered off for what seems like the one hundredth time (but is in actual fact the 5th time since August, so 5 times in 7 months (so not that bad :L)), but anyways my package arrived today (well done ELF) with regular shipping. Also today my parents and I took a little trip out to a nearby town for lunch and to look in the little independent shops that the town is littered with.
 A small over view of the things I bought :)
So I guess I will start off with the randoms:

  •  Fiji Water (Sooo yummy and a pretty bottle too!) About £1.20 for a litre
  • 8 coasters (Beetles and Wonder Woman for myself and the other 6 for the house) £1.99 each (Garden Centre)
  • Denture cleaning tablets (for my retainer) 90p (Boots)
  • And the 'Soap and Glory Face Massage Mini Mitt' (Which I just tried and its PHENOMENAL!) £4 (Boots)
And the ELF Stuff:

  • 4 studio line blushes in 'Peachy Keen', 'Mellow Mauve', 'Gotta Glow' and 'Twinkle Pink', Gotta Glow is an off white highlighter, Peachy Keen a peachy brown, Mellow Mauve a gorgeous wine colour (This is by far my favourite) and Twinkle Pink highly reminds me of 'Super Orgasm' by NARS, just not a pigmented. They are £3.50 each
  • The 'Studio Line Mist And Set', this setting spray was smaller than I expected and smells like cucumber sandwiches, but I will try it out another day and back to you on how it works. This was £3.50
  • I bought the 'Studio Line Brush Shampoo' as I wanted a brush shampoo and ELF's 'Daily Brush Cleanser' has done me well. £3.50
  • 2 'Studio Cream Liners' in 'Black' and 'Ivory'. I adore the black shade as it is long wearing and very deep but unfortunately the 'Ivory' shade was completely dried up so I emailed ELF asking if they would send me another. £3.50 each
  • The 'Studio Matte Eyeshadow' in 'Smoke'. I ADORE this loose shadow already as it is soft, pigmented and easily blendable, I will be purchasing more of these as they are £3.50 each
  • The 'Studio Pigment Eyeshadow' in 'Naturally Nude'. Once again I ADORE this shade which is odd because this is high shimmery and I prefer matte's usually. Once again £3.50
  • The 'Studio Make-up Lock and Seal' which ELF describes as such:  

"Increase the intensity of your makeup colors and lock it on instantly. Coat your eyeliner, shadow, lipsticks, blush, brow color and more for a sealed smudge-proof wear. The quick dry and easy to use formula keeps you makeup in place for hours. Say goodbye to makeup smudges and hello to makeup that stays put!"

              I have yet to try this but it looks promising!

  • I bought the Mineral line 'Bamboo Blending Eye Brush' which have used and next time I'm buying a spare its so great! £5.50
  • And finally the Mineral line's 'Face Starter Kit' in 'Fair', it comes with a foundation, a concealer, a blush, angled blush brush, a powder brush and a small black make-up bag. Lets ignore the brushes and bag as they are so-so and not my favourites. The foundation and concealer are both in'Fair', the containers are both small but are very good as a booster to regular concealer and foundation. I wore the powder concealer over the 'Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer' in 'Fair 1' and the coverage together was pretty good. I also wore the foundation as a setting powder over the 'Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser' in 'Shade 2' which also provided great coverage. The Blush is in 'Joy' and is a nice mid-tone pink, it is matte and I can see myself using it a lot. This kit costs £15 for 6 items
Thanks for reading sweetcheeks *MWAHHHH* ;)

Love Hattie <3

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