Saturday, 18 December 2010

NOTD/Andrea Fulerton haul

I bought a couple of goodies from superdrug (as usual)
I bought nail polish from a new brand called Andrea Fulerton

I initially thought that the main colour was the light blue and the dark was the skinny brush to create any design but....

The darker colour was glitter =D and the light one has the skinny brush 
I find it cool and annoying at the same time as that means I will have to buy another nail polish separately (I guess its a marketing technique)

I tried it I know it my polish skills aren't that great but I was tired and in a rush. To be honest the brush is slightly tricky to use as the polish drips everywhere I am not sure if that is because of the consistency of the formula or its the brush.

I also bought nail stickers (or tattoos) from the same brand these are chains which I find quite awesome, there are also skulls and cross bone stickers those are the only one I saw at superdrug there might be more designs.

I also tried it, it looks a little better than my skinny brush "designs" (lol). It is very easy to apply all you need to do is put the stickers on the nails and paint clear polish over it to seal them.

I think they are awesome =D

The polish costs £4.99 and the stickers £1.99 I think they are only available at superdrug as I've never seen it in boots. At the moment its 3 for 2 so I plan to get some more before the offer ends =]


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Need some short shorts...

I have been looking for a nice modest pair of shorts, but for some strange reason Slutty Hotpants are in fashion! God only knows why because it is in the middle of WINTER!!!
So if any of you followers or fellow bloggers can point me in the direction of some nice pair of shorts, I would be very, very greatful =D


Friday, 12 November 2010

Online shopping is the devil...

Right I was on the topshop website again *grumbles* and I found this:

It is a wide corset belt that will go with every outfit that I have, BUT and that is a very BIG BUT, the belt costs £45!
...sorry for repeating myself.

I cannot at all justify paying £45 for a belt, if I was not a student and had a full time job that paid great money then wayhey i will buy it.

But come on...for a belt that is ridiculous...I could be a dress or a coat from new look for the same price.

Can someone try and justify paying that amount of money for a belt? 


Monday, 8 November 2010

I want this =D

I was bored last night, for some strange reason I was on the topshop website (I might as well mention that I HATE TOPSHOP...I know *shock horror* a blogger that hates topshop! Its too damn expensive and some of the clothes are not that great.)

Well I found two rings that I really want...


I love the skull one more, I saw a guy whilst I was working with a similar ring so I now I have a love for skulls ¬__¬

However, these rings are £10 each (grr) its not that I cannot afford them its just that I think they are not worth it, knowing topshop products the silver will come off after the first wear (I have had this experience with three topshop rings)

Also I bought an awesome dress from the H&M online shop, I shall show you all when it arrives =D


Friday, 1 October 2010

Blush haul

Nicka K Tan Glow

Nicka Ruby Glow

Milani: Copper Sunshine

Left to Right: Tan Glow, Ruby, Copper sunshine
Note: These are heavily swatched.

I got these on the cheap from westfield (you would be surprised at the amount of bargains I find there!) I am rekindling my love for blush, so I decided to buy these three.
Milani is technically a bronzer but it is called a blush bronzer when I swatched it, it looked amazing but on my face it looks iffy, so I will have to work out how to do it. Milanis website specifies that it can be used under the eyes, on the foerhead, cheeks and nose but NOT all over because it is too shimmery.
These shades are great for darker skin tones, I am on the look out for cheapish powder foundation for dark skins. Drug store brands suck particularly Maybelline and L'oreal because they advertise dark skin models yet when you look in store there are no dark skin shades.... oh.. wait.. I stumbled upon one (grr) and that was at boots in oxford st (double grr). Sometimes I think these companies think dark skinned people do not exist!
So my search will continue and I will let you guys know!

BabyEpiphany x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Mac Pro longwear Concealer

I have only just jumped on the MAC cosmetics bandwagon (shock, horror) I am a student so MAC can only be a treat for me.

Pro long wear is a new range from MAC (in fact I think it only came out this week.
I bought this a few days ago and I have to say I am impressed, this is the second mac product I bought I have another MAC concealer which I was not too impressed with (f$% spots galore!)
So anyway, on MAC's website it states that it covers up under eye circles and discolourations and lasts up to 15hours I did read somewhere that it is good for acne prone skin so it will not clog pore like my other concealer did (FFS Grr..¬__¬)
It has quite a watery consistency which put me off at first, but I have to say it does cover very well, and it doesn't feel like it will give me another 100million spots.

I bought NC50 (pictured) I think it might be a little bit too dark for me as I have a yellow undertone and this is quite redish/brown. I might swap it for NC45 or NW45 I don't quite fit into a mac shade which sucks.
In the winter I am an NC 40/45 and during the summer NC50/NW50. Winter seems to have come early for me so I guess I will exchange it for an NW45 .

I will edit this post with pics of how well it covers my blemishes/scars when I get time to exchange it.


NOTD (Nail(s) of the Day)

I got this from superdrug, cannot quite remember how much I paid. All I know that it is an uber pretty colour atm I am quite obssessed with purple.

I realised I did not really have a pink polish so I decided to get one it was only 99p from westfield such a bargain!

I also picked up these two I need to prove a couple of people wrong as I know a few people that think gold looks awful. So as soon as I try it on I will post pics I am just a little lazy today.

BabyEpiphany xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

myface.cosmetics Part Une

This is like my first post in ages, due to technical difficulties and other commitments (long story) and I have so many posts that I should have done. I will try and update as often as possible. So I shall start with the most important.

So ages ago I got sent some stuff from myfacecosmetics they claim to have
makeup suitable for all skin tones (light, medium and dark)

Here I have some blushes they are uber pretty so here they are:

....and they actually suit my skin tone!

usually I have trouble with blush sometimes its too pale or just doesn't look natural. If want want to do a china doll look I will be sure to use these colours.

These are available at boots it costs about £9-10, really good quality so you get what you pay for.


Sunday, 21 March 2010

it's like we're chasing all those stars in shiny big black cars

Another day another DIY. Or two.

I did the shorts a while ago to be honest, way before the denim bustier (they both came from the same pair of jeans) and it's been a pretty staple in my closet. The wool leggings, on the other hand, are form a moss green sweater that belonged to one of my seniors. She gave me a whole batch of clothes since she's going away and thought that I'd have some fun with it. I was pretty much enamoured with the colour of the sweater and also the concept of very very comfortable leggings. In the end, the combination of both is the perfect winter-spring transition outfit.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

an education

denim bustier i was working on made from old men's levi's. i first cut them up (and ripped, obviously. ripped shorts are perfect for the beach!) to make a pair of shorts but i had so much left over fabric that i decided that i had to do something with them. so...voila! a denim bustier! or bustier type top if we're going into specifics. i got some measurements wrong so there are some wobbly bits here and there but apart from that i'm completely in love with it. this is so going to be worn with anything and everything this spring.

"I refuse to be uncomfortable around you. It's silly — you mean too much to me."

bits and pieces of inspiration for the spring to come. prepare to drop the bad girl look and embrace soft girliness mixed with a lot of denim. I want spring so bad that it's starting to get annoying.

I'm also craving these pale denim leggings and black leggings with zips on the sides, both from uniqlo. dear god i love that store. I went there yesterday and despite having splurged on vintage thrifting finds just last sunday I was so tempted to buy those two items. thank god i was out of money. there's always a next time right?

Friday, 12 March 2010

the pleasure, the privilege is mine.

Went to the Spring Semester Graduation Ceremony today and this is what I wore because I wasn't so sure whether or not we were supposed to dress formally. Turns out it was fifty-fifty since I saw a million people wear suits but also some just in jeans and shirts. I don't actually remember where I got most of this stuff but I do remember that the blazer is from Zara. One of my favourites since it's a gift for my eighteenth birthday last year. I was also going to wear my black booties but then I remembered that I'd probably do a lot of walking and aching feet probably wasn't on my agenda for today.

Oh, and here's a picture of my makeup today. I was inspired by the pretty-ness of Spring (if it ever comes here to Japan. Ugh) and how soft everything became. So it was all glowy and shimmer and some pinks. Yay.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

i remember the look upon your face//the way you roll your eyes

More DIY projects. I'm on a roll with these things! I think it's partially because the Spring Break has turned mind rottingly boring and also because the weather has been completely crappy despite the fact that it should be Spring by now. I'm so craving warm weather, sandals, flowers and mini dresses as it's probably evident by the amount of flowers I've incorporated into my stuff. It's not that I'm not into the hardcore, rebel-without-a-cause look anymore, just want to incorporate it and make it softer, more Spring like. Like the barbed wire inspired bracelets that I made. Love them.

On a different note, my skin and hair aren't co-operating with me today. Sucks.