Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Changing always changing

This isn't a post dedicated to anything but me constantly changing my mind on my life/future/career.
For about a year and a half now I was stuck in the thought of being in a dead in job for the rest of my life due to not being able to go to University, as it was too expensive and I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a place.
I've finally figured out what I wish to do!
The history & english BA Hons degree, either at Newcastle University or Leeds.
(my parents are hoping Newcastle as I'm the baby and they want me closer, urgh!)
Anyway, I'd LOVE some advice about the entire Uni thing, as I'm so nervous its ridiculous, and whats better, such as moving away from home or staying etc.
Anyone who could maybe give me an idea, give me an email please;

I'd really appreciate it!

Sophee xo

Monday, 12 September 2011

New Name!

I've decided to change my blog url to match my twitter :) so it'll be easier to find in the future :)
On another note...


I'm considering buying some ugg like boots for winter, and I'm stuck between Uggs, Emus and 'Whoogas'

If anyone could give me any good advice on what is the most long lasting (sole wise) and the best quality for money I will be extremely grateful!

Also whatever brand I will be buying I will be purchasing their mini boots/demi boots, as they are my favourites :)


Liptick, Nail Polish & Palette Swatches From Haul

As you may have seen in my most recent post of my extravagent shopping spree I bought a few cosmetics.

My favourite purchase from my little spree was free, I was in Boots sometime last week and they had an offer availible to any customers of their 17 range, if you buy 2 items you will receive a free 'All About Nude' palette, and after a quick look at what colours it contained I was sold and bought 2 of their nail polishes just for the palette. Obviously the colours I chose I loved, however one nail polish is my ultimate fave!

Its their shade 'Sweet Kisses' which is a lovely lilac/pink kind of colour, a colour I haven't seen before :)

The Packaging it very minimalistic and pretty pale pink shade :)

The eyeshadows are very pigmented and both have a slight gold shimmer to them, the pink shade is called Funfair and the gold is Walnut Pearl. There is also a cream blusher which doesn't have a name and a lipstick in Belle which is part of their permanent lipstick collection.

Swatches from the Palette!

Nail Polishes!

No7's Stay Perfect Nail Polish in the shade Minty Fresh
This colour was achieved after around 3 coats of the nail polish, it is a watery formula but it remains chip-free for up to 4 days of heavy wear.

Chanel's Nail Colour in the shade 507 Tendresse.
This colour is a very sheer colour, its best to be used (in my opinion) as a bottom coat for any bright nail polishes or to dull down a colour that is too strong.
I only really got a decent colour when I applied 5 coats on my nail, then it became a pretty ballerina pink, but this can only be achieved if you have 30 minutes free to apply a silly amount of nail polish. Its also a pain in the backside formula that will peel off within 12 hours of application. I'm not sure if this is all Chanel nail polish's or just this particular one, anyway my first impressions of Chanel as a cosmetics brand was bruised thanks to this.


Viva Glam Cyndi
Mac's Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick from the limited edition Viva Glam Collection.

Shy Girl

The popular Shy Girl lipstick, which if I'm 100% honest will not receive half the amount of hype it has received from other bloggers. My least favourite colour in the entire spectrum is orange and Shy Girl in my opinion is exactly that. However I do adore the smell, Vanilla is my favourite smell ever and I smell the lipstick (weird I know) whenever I sit in my bedroom.


Last & definitely last is my No7 lipstick in Divine, which I regret buying quite a lot. When I was in Boots I asked for a nude with a tiny hint of pink to avoid the foundation lipstick fiasco and this is what was chosen for me. Now once I've given it a proper go, it seems to be an awful mauve, ew ew ew. However the formula is quite nice, a very silky velvet feeling that stays put for quite a while.

And a picture of swatches of all 3 lipsticks :)

Sopheehanah xo

Recent Purchases

Over the last 2 months (since I've neglected my blog) I've been buying quite a few bits, which I am now going unveil now! Dun Da Da Dummmm

Most of my purchases are cosmetics, and I new Most Haunted Dvd every now and then (Fact: I'm a nerd). Also I finally made my first MAC purchases! I finally got brave people!
Enough of my ramblings, I'll show you my latest purchases...

L-R (17 nail polishes in Sweet Kisses & Fairy Cake, Soap & Glory Hocus Focus lotion, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, No7 Lipstick in Divine, MAC lipstick in Shy Girl, 17 All About Nude palette, No7 Nail polish in Minty Fresh, No7 Beautifully Matte in 03 Porcelain, Chanel Nail polish in 507 Tendresse, MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NW43

And a naughty purchase of another bag, I shall have to introduce you all to my infamous bag collection one day ;)

Primark £8

Reviews to come!

Sopheehanah xo

No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

Sorry I haven't been posting, I've been awfully busy attempting to find a new job and getting ready to go back to college. I know I'm going to sound ungrateful but I've been applying for almost every retail job going to get out of working in McDonald's anymore, don't get me wrong they pay well and all of my colleagues are friendly, I just don't have any passion for the job and it's getting to me. I'm hoping I will be in a retail clothing store within the next month or so, so fingers crossed!

Anyway to the topic of this post, I have recently bought No7's Hot Cloth Cleanser with my £5 off voucher that everyone and their cat knows about. I wanted to give this cleanser a go due to the fact of my skin being in a combination state, where I have dry patches and an awful oily T-zone. Using my usual daily facial scrubs are sometimes too harsh and I am looking for something more calming.

I've used it around 5 times, and it never really seems to clean my face as well as I'd like, I never seem to get that squeaky clean feeling, only a feeling as if I've just put on some moisturiser and then my T-zone begins to play up yet again.

Overall it is a lovely cleanser, but I'd only really use it when my face feels a little dirty, definitely not when I have a full face of slap on either.

Overall rating: 7/10

Also a picture of the muslin cloth after my first usage, how orange is my foundation? yikes!

Sopheehanah xo