Friday, 28 September 2012

Smashbox On Location


Last Friday (21/09) I attended the Smashbox on location event at The Music Rooms to celebrate their re-launch in the UK. I found out about it via facebook and it seemed too good to miss, so off I popped! and boy am I glad I did! The venue had been transformed into all things Smashbox, with DJ’s, make-overs, photo booths and the chance to take part in a photoshoot with Davis Factor. A great touch was the real time #smashboxlondon instagram photo wall.


The highlight for me was having my make-up done by Smashbox Pro-Lead Artist Lori Taylor, who gave me a bold red/coral mix lip, which looked great for my evening out!
 
Here’s a quick run-down of the goodies I received at the event:

Try It Kit - Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Photo Finish Lid Primer, Hyperlash Mascara, Lip Enhancing Gloss-Sheer Color, Limitless Eye Liner.
Halo Highlighting Wand
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume
Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Half size Full Exposure Mascara x2
Smashbox Mirror, Photo Clip & the bag it all came in!
I hadn’t previously had the opportunity to try any Smashbox products, and so far from the products I received on the day I have only used their Photo Finish Foundation Primer…and I love it! After only a week I can't imagine life without it! I’ll post up some reviews on the other products when I get around to using them.
 
 
 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fashion Wish List!



Krisp Soft Fine Knit Heart Printed Cream/Pink Jumper - £19.99 -Winter is now upon us and isn’t this just the cutest jumper! I don’t think I would take it off!

ASOS Mini Quilted Backpack - £28.00 - Along with my other fashion obsessions, quilted items are a huge one! It's probably based on my desire to own a Chanel 2.55.
Topshop Curb Chain Hoop Earrings - £10.00 - I loveee anything black and gold! Especially in jewellery and handbags….actually, in anything!  So naturally I’m in love with these.
ASOS DENY Wedge High Top Trainers With Suede Detail -£36.00 - I’m a bit behind on the whole wedge trainer thing as I’ve been umming and ahhing over whether or not I should get a pair. I’m not usually into granny print florals but I actually think these look super cute, and they’re reduced, bargain!
Primark Limited Edition Collection All Over Studded Skinny Jeans - £15.00  - I’ve pretty much always been addicted to studs (since I was about 12, when I had a questionable fashion sense influenced by my musical preference!) and I’m still inseparable from my pyramid stud belt collection. So imagine my delight now that they’re everywhere! I’m loving studded collars, jackets, bags, shoes etc. Thanks to my most recent ebay purchase, they will also be on my nails and on Stylalia very soon!







Friday, 21 September 2012

Loving right now


Welcome to the three new additions to my family! 

Base colour : Essie- Sand Tropez - £7.99 at Boots
Glitter polish : Beauty Uk, Posh Polish- No.12 Intergalactic - £3.49 at Superdrug
Necklace: H&M - £2.99 

This necklace is neon fun times on a string. I love neons, even more so in winter as they seem to pop with more vigour than in summer time. I was mainly drawn to the necklace as I tend to wear dark colours and this seemed like a fun way to spice up an outfit. The necklace itself is quite long so can be worn doubled (or tripled for you non-big headed girls!) or left to hang low. Definitely worth the £2.99 investment!

Essie has always been a hit and miss brand for me; if the polish is good and does not streak it is a brilliant brilliant polish, but time to time you get one that just wants to streak like a nudist on match day. However I noticed the brush seems to have been updated and I am sure this will mitigate some of the previous issues!! 

Essie- Sand Tropez is a brilliant polishes, it goes on smoothly and only needs two coats (although I could have gotten away with one coat). As for the colour it seems to be a slightly greyish brownish nude.... if that makes sense at all. My partner thought it was a nude but then it took him over a day to even notice I had changed my nail polish - (boys eh) 
 I honestly feel Sand Tropez is a grown up, sophisticated colour, one that is neither offensive or bold but just beautiful! It is really worth a look if you happen to be in a Boots or other stockist of Essie.

Glitter glitter everywhere! Intergalactic is beautiful, sure it is not a grown up colour like Sand Tropez but my god it is fun!!. Multi- coloured glitter suspended in clear polish; which is my favourite. I hate tinted polish in glitter polishes as it closes off options- I am looking at you Revlon-095 Facets of Fushsia. 
Intergalactic has multi coloured smaller round flecks of glitter as well as larger hexagon glitter. This is a fun polish that could work with all host of colours and one that I love love love. 

What are you loving right now? 



Manicure Madness...

This week i'm rocking the leopard print look...woop...I change my nails at least once a week, if not more! I think it's mainly because I find doing my nails therapeutic! so i'll post once a week to show you what look i've gone for and the products I've used...



Products used, from left to right:
 Collection 2000 - 2 in 1 Top Coat and Gloss Enhancer
Collection 2000 - Lasting Colour in 'Liquorice'
Maybelline - Salon Manicure Anti-Breakage Base
Superdrug 2true Colour Quick Nail Polish in 'Shade 3'
Revlon - Nail Enamel 042 'Sunshine Sparkle'



Thursday, 20 September 2012

Seven Deadly Sins: Beauty Edition!


What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most
expensive?
 
Sarah: Gosh I own a lot of cheap £1 make up products! Most recently I brought a MUA blusher for £1 from Superdrug and a multipack of Stilla face powders from poundland!

As for the most expensive, either my NAKED palette or my Mac Palette, I am unsure which cost more, but the NAKED palette was about £35
.

Sophie: My most inexpensive (and fav!) daily beauty item is Blistex intensive moisturiser. Last time I bought it it was 2 for 1, which works out at about £1.30. I use it every day, and would highly recommend it, it works wonders. My most expensive is probably my Sigma brushes.

What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship
with?

Sarah: YSL Faux Cils mascara, I love you, you are perfect, you make life complete but my god I feel like vomiting every time I buy it!

The hardest product to get was “Majolica Majorca’s”, ‘Curl, Curl, curl, towards the sky’ I sent my mother around Asia to try and pick one up for me...she ended up having to go off the beaten track to find it- Thank god she did it! Because it was amazing!
Sophie: Probably Revlons 'Gold Coin' nail polish, it's defo my fav nail polish of all time, but always wrecks my nails even with a base. I can’t say I have anything that I found hard to get hold of?! If I go by what travelled the furthest, then again it’s the Sigma brushes.
 

What are your most delicious beauty products?
 
Sarah: Number 17-Mirror shine : Beehive. It is a stunning everyday colour which is both glossy and moisturising. Beehive is a milky pink that sits perfectly on the lips- it is delicious.
 
Sophie: I recently bought a Vivo Lipgloss as it was the exact same colour as my fav Models Own Lipstick (Coral) and I have to say its smells lovely for a cheap product! Pretty much all I wear on my lips is coral at the moment as I think it really compliments my skin tone.


What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Sarah: False Eyelashes, I want to wear them just I never get around to wearing them! Or SPF I am terrible at putting it on before my make up :( So naughty I know!

Sophie: Snap with the false eyelashes… I used to wear them a lot especially when I was wearing fairly heavy make up for a club. But I rarely bother anymore!
 
What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Sarah: Mascara without a doubt! I can live without everything else but my stumpy lashes which essentially do not exist; so they need whipping into action.

Sophie: I’ll have to go with my foundation. At the moment I’m using Illamasqua Light Liquid Foundation in 115. It’s the first foundation I’ve had that’s actually a perfect match for my super light skin tone.



What products would you most like to be gifted?
Sarah: Invisalign treatment! I did have braces as a teenager but with time I stopped wearing my retainer at night.... not just straight teeth anymore!
Sophie: I’m dying to get hold of the Clarisonic Mia. I actually 100% NEED it…but it’s quite a hefty purchase and I haven’t been able to part with the cash as yet, so it would be great as a gift. Also the real techniques brushes…all of them.


What do you envy about the other Stylalia writer?

Sarah: This is a tough one, there are loads of Sophie things to envy! Lovely figure, perfect skin tone and her hair always looks disgustingly perfect (my hair never holds a curl!)

Sophie: It would have to be her super strong nails! They’re amazing, you would think they were false, but no…all her own. Mine are always breaking :(



 
 

 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Spiked Heels...

I won some crazy new shoes on Twitter from Chockers Shoes. I actually only just recently heard of them as I’d seen their ‘Skyscraper’ cartoon heel advertised online…
 
L O V E! L O V E! L O V E!

They frequently run competitions on their twitter account, and I was lucky enough to win a pair! ‘Cruz’ arrived in the post this morning - red suede effect covered in (sharp) spikes. They’re amazing, I love them! I own loads of shoes, but none with a 6.6 inch heel. I presumed that they would be really painful and near impossible to walk in, but I’ve worn them around the house for a fair while and so far so good.  Although… as I pretty much live in flats, I have to admit I’m not too sure how well I would cope on a night out in town…eek
 
 
I won them, so obviously they were free, but they usually retail at £39.99. All of their shoes are reasonably priced and there’s a massive selection, so if you want to check them out head to www.chockersshoes.co.uk

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Welcome To Stylalia.com!


Please bear with us while we get things going! We will be posting lots of cool and exciting stuff for you very soon ;p... Here's a little taste of what you can expect from me as my nails change bi weekly! I even coordinate them with my earphones ;)