29 December, 2009

Random Pink-ish FOTD!

I am so out of the blogging / youtube thing at the moment and I need to get back!

I hope you are all well and had a fab Christmas. I got back from the South last night, I spend Christmas with my mum and sister, it was lovely :)

I will be doing a Birthday and Christmas Pressie Post at some point when I have unpacked and have time to take the photos!

So, for now here is a FOTD from a month or so ago.. Can't quite remember what I used (I shoulda posted it when I did it, My bad.)

It's a pink/purple smokey type of look, and I hope you all like it.

Have a great New Year if I don't blog before! (Which I should.)





27 December, 2009

Testing from my phone...

hey all ... this is just a test post. I got a new phone for christmas and want to see if I can post from it.

did you all have a good christmas?

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23 December, 2009

The Festive Tag!




The Festive Tag!

Favourite Christmas Song - All I want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey.

Christmas tree real or fake? - Um, Fake..

Hottest celebrity - That is difficult! At the moment it's Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton, True Blood), Yummy!

Favourite Restaurant - Ooh, I don't know, I love lots of food. Pizza Hut :)

Favourite Magazine - I like celeb gossip magazines mainly.

Favourite Holiday Drink - Archers and Lemonade, Vodka and Diet Coke, Blue WKD!

Favourite Christmas Movie - Hone alone is the first that came to mind, It always reminds me of Christmas :)

If you haven't done this, I tag you to!


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18 December, 2009

Birthday Make up!

Thanks to everyone on twitter and who commented on my last post with Birthday Wishes. Much appreciated guys!

So, I'm now 27.. Scary!

I am off out for dinner soon with my BF and I am ready for it.. three gut busting courses, I know I will be complaining later, but hey ho!

I just did my make up and thought I would share it, It's kinda festive and dramatic, but I like it :)

I used my new Sunset palette from Sleek which I chose weeks ago but haven't been able to use until today, I LOVE it.







Oh, and here.. Have a look at our snow! It's freezing out there but hasn't snowed for a few hours now. I'm gonna wrap up warm tonight.

Anyway, better go! Ciao xx




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17 December, 2009

Up's and Down's - In's and Out's!

Gee Wizzle, I haven't done one of these posts in a while!

Sooo..

In In In..

- Tomorrow, Of course! It is going to be my birthday and I am excited :) (27 though, eeek)
- Christmas, I think I am finally in the spirit of things and I'm a little excited! I am going down to Plymouth for a week this Sunday and will have another Birthday when I get there, with my mum and sister, then we'll have Christmas together and I will be back oop norf for New Years!
- Boots Soap and Glory hat box thing, which is gonna be £20 from tomorrow (down from £50) Bargain!! I feel for anyone who paid the full £50.
- Wearing make up again! I have had a cold and throat infection for over a week and today is the first time I have properly put make up on. It feels good.

Out Out Out..

- NOT being able to find the Urban Decay book of shadows anywhere, other than Ebay for £60.. I wish I got it when I saw it in Boots now.
- Being ill.. Although I am alost better now, I have been rough for a week or so, Been to the docs today because my lymph nodes in my throat are swollen and he gave me penicillin.
- My face, It is SO spotty at the moment, and I mean badly. Even my BF said in all the time he has known me it is the worst he has seen it. I mentioned it to the doc today and he gave me a lotion thing to try, So fingers crossed for that!
- Plucking my eyebrows, It hurts and I can't be bothered, but I have no choice *Hmph!*

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16 December, 2009

Luscious Lashes!



Max Factor's False Lash Effect is THE one for me when I want volume and length on my lashes, It cost me around the £10 mark, but it is so worth it, I am always amazed at the effect it has on my lashes when I apply it, even with just one coat, which is all I applied for the pictures below.

It's really black, a nice formula that doesn't take too long to dry and gives a good effect to the lashes, Not sure they look 'False' though?





Oh, and apparently it is exactly the same as Covergirl lashblast from the US, which is lots cheaper.. Is this true?

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11 December, 2009

Face of the day, But not today!

Hey all!

I have been lacking anything to blog about or make videos about lately, plus I am sick, I have a stinker of a cold and throat infection which is just starting which I am going to try my hardest to budge before next Friday, because it is going to be my birthday, and I want to be feeling good for it.

So, Anyway.. I was going through my blog picture folder and found this old FOTD that I never posted, so I thought 'Why not post it now?' And so, here it is.

I don't remember exactly what was used though, Sorry about that.



02 December, 2009

Aussie Comp Make up Look!

G'day Sports!

So, a little late, I know.. But here is my entry to the Aussie competition. Luckily I was given a little extra time because I have been sick and never got the chance to do my entry.

My look was based on this gorgeous sunset picture :



I just wanted to do a hot bright sunset type look that really stands out. When I think of Australia I think of heat, sunshine, sand, and beautiful sunsets. I also added some purple eye liner on the lower lash line for the Aussie logo colour, of course! And to add a little sparkle I added some gold glitter over the purple, but I don't know if that shows in the pics. :)

I hope you like it!






(Lol @ me sporting my Oz style hat, minus the corks!)

01 December, 2009

Superdrug Competition - Get The Look!



Hi Everyone!

You might already be aware of this, but if you're not, then you should be. Superdrug are currently holding a competition for Make up addicts! They want you to create a party look for the festive season, How fun!

All you have to do is go to www.superdrugloves.com and follow the easy instructions on how to post your look on their blog, It have really easy instructions and guidelines on how to post the look.

The prizes are awesome, click here to see them!

So, check it out! You've got nothing to lose.

I'm definitely going to do an entry for this.

What is your fave festive part look? :)

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30 November, 2009

Quick Tip - Eyeliner!



This is a kinda cheesy idea, but I like it! You gotta love a bit'o cheeeeeze! :)

I thought I would post really short posts every now and then with quick beauty type tips, or maybe tips for all sorts of things, who knows!

So to start off with I want to share something that I always found helpful when learning to use liquid liner.

I would always use a pencil first to line my upper lashline, Kind of as a template, It makes it so much easier to trace over the line with liquid when you have a guideline drawn on. Try it out!

That's all the cheese I got for now! lol

Is this a silly idea? Should I not bother? Hmm!


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Mememe Beat The Blues Highlighter.



I bought this ages ago in Superdrug, and have been meaning to do this post for a while, So here I go!

This mememe beat the blues highlighter is so fabulous that I had to tell you all about it, although I am sure some of you are already aware of it. It is a rip off of the benefit high beam (which I have not tried) and it perfect for any part of the face or body, where you want to shimmer and glow!

It is in a nail polish type bottle and is a thick cream like consistency, It blends in really nicely and leaves a lovely radiance on the skin, I love it.



Do you like this? Or do you have any other mememe recommendations?


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29 November, 2009

Lula Bloom Smellies - Blooming Gorgeous!

I was sent these a couple of weeks ago to test/review and since then I have been using them in my daily shower.

They arrived in a gorgeous Superdrug box which was full of pink tissue paper and a little note. I am a sucker for nice packaging, and this was like receiving and exciting gift!



So, onto the goods - I was sent the following :


Lula Bloom Shower Exfoliator

Lula Bloom Shower Gel
Lula Bloom Body Butter
Lula Bloom Body Lotion



Firstly, I was amazed at the size of the products, they are all huge and will last for absolutely ages.

They all smell divine to me, It is a very light fruity fragrance when you smell it in the tub, but when you use them the fragrance seems to just burst out of it.

The shower gel is thick and luxurious and lathers up really well. I used a small fifty pence piece size blob and that was plenty to cover me in a lovely bubbly lather!

The exfoliator is lovely, It doesn't feel too harsh on the skin at all, It is like the shower gel, but with the exfoliating particles in it, So I would just alternate and use the shower gel one day, exfoliator the next. My skin always looks glowy after using this and feels so smooth.

Onto the body lotion and butter. They are both so nice! The lotion is in a pump bottle which is huge and smells lush. I use this after exfoliating and it has a fairly thin consistency, but not runny. It soaks into the skin really quickly without feeling greasy and leaves the lovely sweet scent on your body for ages.

The Body butter is such a treat! So thick and creamy and luxury in a tub, I seriously love this. It is not greasy at all and I love how it just melts into the skin as you massage it in. It left my skin not only smelling delightful, but looking and feeling great too.

You can find products from the Lula Bloom range here . They are very reasonably priced products, and will last you for such a long time! And if you get in there now they have 3 for 2 on the products, Woo!

I am keen to try more from this range and I plan on getting the 3 in 1 oil and the Body scrub to try next.

Glitter Lashes From Barry M!



I was sent this to try and thought it would be really nice for those sparkly Christmas looks.

As you can see it comes in a twist up type tube with a brush on the end. It took me about twenty odd twists to get the glitter out mind! I think it's always the same with these things.

Anyway, what do I think of it? .. I actually really like it, It has loads of really fine glitter packed into a clear gel base. What I really like is that the glitter is not chunky and irritating, I seriously couldn't feel it when I ran my finger of the swatch on my hand.

It also can be used anywhere, not just on the lashes. I think it would be lovely on top of a pink eyeshadow look, or under the lashes. I couldn't get a good picture of it on my lashes so I just have swatches for you.



These are £4.95 and available from the Barry M website, In a range of different colours.. Click Here.

28 November, 2009

Five Faves at the moment!



Five things I am loving right now!


First up is Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara, The lovely Becky sent me this to try out because she didn't like it and she had a spare. I have to say I am really liking it, The formula is quite wet, but as long as you don't sneeze and give it a chance to dry, it's all good. It lengthens and separates really well for me.


I think that this little baby (Maybelline again!) is my HG liquid liner, it is just so easy and simple to use. I bought this is Superdrug ages ago and it has lasted so well.. I love the idea of it being like a felt tip pen, I find it so simple to use!


This cleanser is gorgeous, So thick and it makes my skin feel great! I use it with a Muslin cloth in the evening and am loving it so far. :)


This Max Factor pan stick is a lovely shimmery highlighter. As you can see in the pic it has no chunky glitter in it, it is just a lovely pale subtle shimmer. Perfect for the cheeks and brow bone!


Boots No17 eyeshadow in Mardi Gras, I love this eyeshadow, it is so pigmented and such a soft texture. It blends effortlessly and it perfect for smokey eyes, It is just gorgeous.

What are your top five products at the moment?!

26 November, 2009

Aussie Competition!


I am VERY late with this, Apologies for that! But I have been meaning to do it for a few days. I FAIL, Sorry!

So as most of you probably know by now, The Aussie Hair People have arranged a competition where they want beauty addicts to create a look for them, a look inspired by Aussie, Now Aussie as in just the hair care range, but Oz, Australia..

This is what I was told:


We want to see you get creative and come up with a look that sums up, for you, what Aussie is all about. Post your entry to your blog and we’ll give the best contenders pride of place on Uncover Aussie, with the best one from each category bagging the winner an awesome prize.

We’d love to see your community getting involved too, so invite them to post their own entries and then you choose the best one. Whoever you choose will also receive a fantastic prize!

So get cracking! The competition ends Monday 30th November, and we’ll announce the winners after that. Good luck - we can’t wait to see what you come up with!


I'm definitely gonna be taking part!.. So, get cracking people! Take part! You've got until monday.

(If you do an entry, post the look on your blog and leave me a link in the comments, or if you would prefer you can email your entries to Sophsterlicious@hotmail.com)

Good Luck! x

In and Out!


I haven't done one of these in absolutely ages!

In's ..

* New Moon, I saw it on Tuesday and I LOVED it, So much!
* Decorating our front room, We just got a new sofa (pic above), and we have almost everything we need to start the job now. Just gotta get border and paint then we can start!
* Lady Gaga, Bad Romance. I love this song so much! The video is fab too.
* Maybelline line definer liquid liner, Loving this, It is my absolute fave!
* Christmas being almost here, and my birthday (18th dec!).

Out's ..

* Having a sore throat and headache, it has come on this evening :(
* The coldness outside, Brr!
* Negativity.
* Spots! I have a few nasty hormonal ones at the moment, Boo!


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24 November, 2009

I've been waiting for this!



I'm off to the cinema this evening to see New Moon, and I am proper excited! The I'm off for a meal with my man.

I have been dying to see this film for so long and have been patiently waiting since Friday to go and today is the day! Woo!

What a daft thing to blog about, eh? But this is my blog and I wanted to share my child like excitement!

So now I am gonna go get ready and do some vampish make up maybe!

Have a nice evening all, See ya!

[ Oh, and by the way. I added that picture because it's hot :) ]





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23 November, 2009

My Make up Collection & Organisation.

Yesterday for me was spent being productive and sorting through my make up and re organising it. (when I say sorting I mean tidying it up, Not getting rid of stuff, I can't do that!) I spent my afternoon doing it, and after a few requests to see my collection I recorded a video showing it, not in full, but going through it.

I then thought I would take pictures of all of my make up drawers as they are now I've tidied them a bit, They stack into a five drawer storage thingie, which is so useful for me. Then I have some mini ones for pigments etc, as you will see..

So here you go.. It is organised into different sections, face, eyes, and so on..


(Lip Stuff)


(Mascara and Palettes)


(Eye liners & Lashes & Shade sticks)


(Sleek Palettes, Single eye shadows, etc)


(Face products, Highlighters & Blushers)


(Pigments, Barry M, Sleek, C2000, etc)

And that, my friends, is it!

Any questions or anything, let me know in the comments. I will be uploading the video soon, and may post that here too.

22 November, 2009

TTFN Under Eye Concealer!

This under eye concealer is my absolute fave right now. I got this in Primark back in July, while I was in Blackpool.. Yes, I did say Primark!

It cost about about £2/£3 and is awesomeness in a cute hot pink tube!



It is a lovely consistency, blends under the eyes really well and conceals excellently in my opinion. It reflects the light slightly, so hides any bad darkness, etc.

Here is a swatch (Sorry for the poor quality, It went a bit blurred) mine is in the shade 'light' and I don't know if they have other colours, but I would assume they do.



It comes in a tube with the little button that you press on the end which distributes the product into the brush on the end. You don't need much and it does the job! I tried to take a pic of one eye with and one without, and I can see the difference, can you? (I have not edited the lighting or anything on these, just cropped my zit ridden face out!)

Barry M - Metallic Liquid Eyeliners



When I was offered the chance to try out these new eye-liners from Barry M I was really pleased, I had had my eyes on them for a while and so snapped them up. I really love Barry M stuff and am always up for trying out their new products to see what I think of them.

I think these liners are perfect for the festive season, they all have great staying power and a lovely shimmer to them, they are not overly metal looking, it's just a lovely subtle undertone shimmery sheen.

My fave is the black because it is a colour I wear more often but the others are really well pigmented and vibrant too. They also have really good staying power and dry pretty quick too.

The packaging is the same as with all Barry M liquid liners, the brush is a pointed firm, but soft felt tip type applicator which I really like to use. The only thing I would like is if the handle was longer on the liner brush, I find pen lenth liner brushes/applications much easier to use, but I know some people who prefer shorter handles too, So I guess that is a personal preference.

Here are some swatches of them :



They get a thumbs up from me! What do you think of these, have you tried them?

Available from Boots and Superdrug Barry M stands
Or from the Barry M Website Click Here.
Price : £4.50

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