Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dotty P Dresses

I am a big fan of Dorothy Perkins when it comes to dresses, and I thought I'd show you my picks from their website. The thing I love about them is that they have lots of nice things from their own brand, but also carry concession brands in some stores and online, so there is always plenty of choice.


This is the dress I have actually bought for my Christmas night out. I love how it's really simple, with a pleated skirt, but has beautiful pearl detailing on the shoulder.


I love this beautiful rust colour. I think it could look just as great dressed up for a night out as it would with tights, boots and a chunky knit cardi.

I'm a big fan of this colour just now, and also of peter pan collars, so this is a big win for me. I think this dress is very Caroline Flack-esque.


I like the simple style of this little dress, and the colour is just gorgeous and perfect for winter.

Is Dorothy Perkins a winner for you?


I am in no way affiliated with Dorothy Perkins nor is this a sponsored post. I just really like them!!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Dolly Rocker

Not really a beauty post tonight, but since Sunday is for me, a pamper night, I thought I'd show you what I've had burning next to my bath tub recently.

I was given this candle as a gift from a friend a few months ago, and I thought it was too pretty to burn. Lately, my candle collection has expanded so I thought 'what the heck' and lit it.

The candle is from the company called Lily-Flame, who hand make these candles in Somerset, England. They have lots of different designs and scents, each comes in a tin with a pretty design on the outside.

The candle I have, Dolly Rocker, is a gorgeous pink, girly candle. It doesn't say on the candle what it's supposed to smell like, but to me it is very similar to the Yankee Candle 'Baby Powder' just a tiny bit sweeter.

I like the design of the candle as well, baby pink with what looks like little dolly mixtures on top. Lily-Flame candles claim to burn for 30-35 hours; I can't confirm or deny this as I haven't used it long enough, but I am a few hours in and it's still looking good.

I had a look on the Lily-Flame Website and they have loads of Christmas scented candles which I am dying to try out.

These retail for £8.50 each which I think is a great price for a pretty, long lasting candle.

Have you tried Lily-Flame?


Saturday, 26 November 2011


Just a quick post this evening. I really wanted to share my nail of the moment with you.

This is ELF nail polish in the colour Light Red. I bought this really recently and this is the first time I've worn it. The picture is really true to colour. I think this will make a fab festive nail colour and for the first time in a while I'm planning on matching my toes to my fingers.

ELF nail polishes retail at £1.50.

What's your favourite festive nail colour?


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Nailene Nails It

I've been naughty. I bit my nails. I was doing so good and my nails were just starting to look pretty, then I started my new job, got stressed and bit them off. Eeek.

I hate having grubby looking nails, so I needed a quick fix, pronto.

I popped into my local Semi-Chem about a month back (I am unsure if this is just a Scottish store? You can let me know) Anyways it's a cheap chemist store, kind of like bodycare and I saw these fasle nails.

Nailene 200 full cover nails in active square.

I couldn't believe this pack of 200 nails was only £6.99. I decided to pick these up and give them a go.

The nails come in 10 different sizes, 20 of each, so there is a good selection depending on your nail size. I actually have pretty small nails, and the smallest one fits my pinky nail perfectly.
They are clear, they have no french tip or colour to them, so you will have to paint them, or manicure them yourself. This is not a problem for me. I'm really bad at french manicure and I prefer to paint my nails with a colour.

As you can see the nails, once applied, are quite long, but not crazy length. I prefer to cut them down and make them quite short. I wear contact lenses quite a lot and really struggle with long nails when it comes to taking them out. I wonder if any other long nailed lens users can share their secret?

This is the length I usually cut them down to.

I like this because they look girlie and groomed but natural. I have worn them longer in the past and hate not being able to open cans and fasten my jeans. Not practical.

As for staying power, I've gotten about a weeks wear out of them each time before nails start to ping off. I really recommend the glue that comes with these, it's really strong and long lasting.

You can also buy this on it's own from stores like Boots or Superdrug.

I would definately recommend these nails. I look at it in the way that if each set of nails lasts around a week, and I am using ten nails a week, I can get ten weeks worth of use out of one £6.99 box. That's a real bargain in my eyes. (I know there are 200 nails in the box, but I only use the sizes that fit my own nails).

Have any of you guys tried these? What are your favourite false nails?


Thursday, 17 November 2011

My Christmas Wishlist

I've put this off for a while as I'm trying to stop myself getting too excited for Christmas so early. I'm like the little boy in the John Lewis advert, I just want it to be Christmas NOWWW!! Aha.

Anyways, surprisingly I'm almost set for the big man coming. I've only a few more gifts to get. This is so unlike me, I am normally running around at the last minute trying to buy things and praying for things to arrive. I think I've been forced to be prepared this year due to the extreme weather we got up here in Scotland around this time last year. Anyways, once the gift buying is over I can concentrate on the fun festivities.

Just thought I'd share with you a few items that I'm hoping the lovely Mr Claus will leave under the tree for me...

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

This first one I already know I definitely have. I went to Debenhams in Glasgow with my Mum a few weeks ago and purchased it. I got colour matched by the lovely assistant and had my full face applied. It was a nice experience and made my skin feel so nice. Can't wait to unwrap this.

I'm also after a new pair of brown boots. I really like the style of these Chelsea boots, available from Dorothy Perkins.

I really love the colour and style of this duffle coat from New Look. I tried it on in store and it's lovely and thick and will keep me really warm.

I've asked my Boyfriend to get me Diesel Loverdose for Christmas. It's a pretty new fragrance but it's beautiful and very girlie.

I've heard so many good things about this movie and I've still not got round to seeing it. So I hope to see this is my stocking. I'm sure it will be a perfect Boxing Day film to watch when I'm hungover and stuffing my face on selection boxes.

So that's my list for Santa. What are you after this year? Link me to your wish lists.


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fat Hair "0" Calories

As you guys all know I am a sucker for anything that promises to add life to my fine mane. So when I saw this thickening spray, the name grabbed me straight away. I'm a girl consistently on a diet...

Fat hair "0" calories claims to transform fine hair into thicker fuller hair. You spray it directly on to the roots of your towel dried hair and then blow dry or leave to dry naturally if preferred. The zero calories comes from the way it is specially formulated so as not to weigh down your hair.

I picked this up from Superdrug on a 2 for £6 deal. I also got a hairspray which I gave to my mum.

For me, this sadly did not live up to expectation. I completely agree, it does not weigh down my hair. It just doesn't do anything. I don't feel any added volume given to my hair, nor do I feel it has any benefits when it comes to styling. I have tried various volumising hair products and this is one I would not repurchase.

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite volumising hair product?


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

I never used to think I needed a toner. That was until I tried a toner, and the one I tried was this.

I first ordered this a while back along with the Cleanse and polish as part of a starter pack. I'd never really used toner before and just thought it was an unnecessary part of a skin care routine. Boy was I wrong.

The instant boost skin tonic boasts a lather impressive list of ingredients including aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin which promise to soothe, revitalise, soften and refresh. It also contains floral essential oils which provides a beautiful, sweet scent.

I use this morning and night, after cleansing, on a cotton pad and sweep it all over my face. The thing I like about it is that it makes my skin feel really clean. I feel like it helps to remove any last bits of makeup and oil on my face and also gets rid of any residue left from my cleanser. It makes my face feel wonderfully refreshed and revitalized and my skin is left immensely soft. I just can't praise this product enough, I am positive it will remain a life long staple in my skin care routine.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic is available from the Liz Earle website priced £12.25 for 200ml.

What's your favourite toner? And do you deem in necessary?


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Studio Makeup Liner Pen

I'd never heard of this brand of makeup before, so it was a welcome little treat in my October Budoir Prive box.

I've been really enjoying felt tip liners recently, I find them so easy and quick to apply, and also very precise. The Studio Makeup liner pen is no different. The felt nib is very fine which makes for very precise application.

The liner itself is very pigmented, which I love. It's very black.
I am able to use this easily to create fine or thick lines, and beautiful winged looks. Here's a little swatch of the colour...

I've had a little look online and Studio Makeup have their own website here.

Items are not yet available for online purchase and when I checked out the 'stores' section it said coming soon. I'm definately going to keep my eyes peeled for this becoming available as there are some nice blush shades and lipstick shades which I can't wait to try.

Did any of you get October's Budoir Prive box? What did you think?


Sunday, 6 November 2011

New Twitter

Hey my lovelies

Just a little update to let you know I have a new Twitter. My old one was getting more personal and I wanted to keep Twitter especially for all things blog related.

So please head over to Twitter and follow me @worldofbeauty88

Thank you


FOTN - Dinner and Fireworks

Thought I'd do a little post to show you my make up from last night. Me and the boy went for food and then to a fireworks display near where we live. I love bonfire night, I love getting all cosied up and I really love the huge bangs and beautiful colours from the fireworks. Takes me back to my childhood.

Anyway, here's my face...

Bourjois Healthy Mix shade 53
Rimmel Match Perfection pressed powder in Ivory
Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer in No.2
Bourjois Delice de poudre Bronzer
MAC Bite of an Apple blusher

ELF eye primer
Urban Decay Naked
MUA eye dust in shade 8
Studio Makeup Eyeliner
Maybelline The Falsies mascara

MAC Snob

I picked up Snob on Friday, so this was it's first wear, and I really like it. Will do a proper post on the lipstick soon.

Finally, here's me in the car on the way to the display. I adore my new hat, and it has the biggest pom pom EVER!!

Did you guys attend any fireworks displays? Or do you prefer to watch from the window?


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Revlon ColorStay

I really do, sincerely apologise for my lack of posts lately. October has been an odd month. I was away, I started a new job, I was very ill, and after all that I've just not had the time nor the inclination to work on my blog. Nevertheless, I am back and I'm ready to jump back on the posting bandwagon.

I thought I'd start off with my current favourite foundation - Revlon Colorstay.

I've been using this foundation almost daily for nearly a year now. I use the formulation designed for combination/oily skin and my shade is 180 Sand Beige.  This really is the perfect shade for me, matches my skin tone perfectly. It's quite pale, but so am I therefore I like to bronze up a bit after.

I use this on weekdays when at work, as I like a foundation that can last the day without having to regularly touch it up. I get quite oily on my forehead and nose so I love that this foundation really has the staying power I require to keep my makeup looking fresh throughout the day. I do require the occasional touch up with powder, but not always. I guess it just depends on how stressful or active my day is.

One thing I really do like about the Revlon colorstay is that it comes in two formulations, the combination/oily like I mentioned, and the other is for normal/dry skin. I like that they've thought about it, not every foundation suits every skin type but Revlon are making it much easier for you to select a foundation that works with your skin.

Revlon colourstay retails for around £12.49.

Have you tried this? What is your favourite long lasting foundation?