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How about a miniature haul for you?

18 Apr

So I have always been sceptical about Avon products. From a young age, my mum ordered from there, and as a result, they gained a kind of ‘old person’ stigma in my mind. Not that I am disrespecting my mother,mind you, but still, you get the picture. 
Recently, the catalogues started being delivered to my house, and as a newly discovered make-up junkie (I have a problem!), I ventured into the books of promise. The deals to be discovered there are AMAZING.

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So, this month I thought I’d show you what I bought. It’s only 3 things, but they’re all so different that I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share!

First up, the ColorTrend Kajal Stick in the colour Moss Green. 

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I’m definitely excited to try this, it’s a pencil eyeliner in a dark khaki green. In comparison to my typical browns and blacks, this colour is great. I originally wanted a green eyeliner because a lot of people had said that the colour suits my eye colour and skin tone, but one plus about this product? The price. At only 99p, it’s a snip. Annnnd just to add to the appeal, the packaging is ADORABLE, with little Eiffel Towers and hearts dotted all over the eyeliner. Suckers for packaging, put your hands up!

First Impressions: I love the difference between the black (see picture above, the khaki is the bottom colour), and it has good pigmentation for such a cheap eyeliner. However, seeing as it is brand new, the point of the pencil is a little coarse. I definitely won’t be swiping this along my waterline with a firm hand yet, easy does it! 

Next was the Nailwear Pro Nail Vanish in the shade Loving Lavender. 

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As you can probably tell from my previous Nails of the Year Post, I’m not a big varnish fiend. However, I’ve been looking to get my hands on a lilac polish for ages, and as I know pastels are always in for spring, now would be the perfect time to buy one, right? Right?! Priced very reasonably at £3, Avon are discontinuing this one this month, so grab it while you can!

First Impressions: I actually wore this to school the other day, and despite my dodgy application, I got a LOT of compliments. About 9 or 10 people commented on how much they liked the colour, and the next day, I actually saw one of my friends with an eerily similar colour on her nails! Can you say trendsetter? #justkidding The actual application of this nail varnish is pipsqueak, if you’re not an absolute mess when it comes to putting on polish like me. It has a slightly flattened brush that grabs a lot of polish, but the polish tends to run rather thin, so I’d recommend a few coats to make your nails opaque. Also, one of the things that struck me straight away is how much you get for your money,a whole 12mls worth, which is only 3mls less than the much pricier and extremely desirable OPI polishes.

And finally, the ColorTrend Blush in ‘Cheeky’. (This was originally named ‘rose’, but Avon changed it.)

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Confession time- I only own MUA blushes. Until now, because I have this little circular beauty to keep my little rectangle MUA blushes on their toes. This blush is a true coral with shimmer, not a mauveypinkyorangey blush with yellow undertones and large horizontal granulated irridescent glitter. It’s just coral really. Compared to my bubblegum pink and plum blushes from MUA, it’s a whole new kind of experience. Obviously, coral’s the massive trend for spring/summer 2012, so that’s a bonus, but I actually just bought it for the colour, cause I think it’s lush (and also it was only £2 so I couldn’t resist). 

First Impressions: Oh. My. God. The pigmentation of this blush is crazy. I applied it with an angled blush brush to the apples of my cheeks and drew the colour up to my temples slightly, much the same as I would any other blush, and my face ended up looking like a coral-bomb hit it. Caution: apply with a VERY light hand. After I got over my flushed phase, I applied it again, making sure to leave one cheek bare so I could see the difference. It’s not that I don’t like the blush, I LOVE the colour, and at £2, it will last forever and be the prefect summer shade, but it’s that the shimmer is a little overwhelming for everyday wear.

So, I hope you liked this little mini-haul! Do any of you buy from Avon? What things would you recommend? 
 
Don’t forget to smile 🙂
Christie xoxo 

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The busiest few weeks!

18 Mar

I am well aware that I have not blogged in FOREVER. However, some developments in my life have occurred. Well, just two really, but still.

1. I got an iPhone.
2. I passed my driving test.

Therefore, I have been addicted to my iPhone, and have been driving my little car around, and I just have completely neglected the internet in order to focus on my life! Weird, I know! BUT… I have lots of ideas for blogs, because my delayed blogging has inspired more ideas apparently!

In the meantime, I do have a few ‘favourites’ to share with you for this month.

Favourite Beauty Product:
Okay, it has to be one of my new purchases (reviews soon!)
Either Avon’s Color Trend Kiss ‘n’ Go Lipstick in Winter Wine or Avon’s Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls. Both of these products were inexpensive, and I adore them already, after only a few weeks of using them!

Favourite Book: THE HUNGER GAMES! I read this over the summer after my Mum bought it for me, but recently, all of my friends have borrowed the books and have been frantically reading before the film comes out. Suzanne Collins has come up with a story to stand the test of time. It’s truly excellent reading, and I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Favourite Hair Product:
It has to be the Percy and Reed of London Finishing Polish. I actually got this as my free gift with this month’s Glamour magazine (if you don’t read it, then check it out, it’s only £2 and you get a gorgeous gift and usually some free samples with some beautiful photo shoots and style ideas). I have very frizzy, curly/wavy hair that dries out quickly, and I’m always looking for something that means I can wear my hair naturally and have it look reasonable, as I really don’t have the time in the mornings to curl or straighten my hair! This did the trick, and is a nice product to use. It is scented, but that doesn’t bother me, as my shampoo and conditioner are strong-smelling and overpower it easily.

Favourite Blog: Okay, so my friend Katie (kates24) has a blog on wordpress, she write beautifully and is incredibly articulate. For anyone who fancies a peek at her outlook on life, check out her blog. She’s so funny, and makes A LOT of sense  A LOT of the time.
http://www.kates24.wordpress.com

Favourite Film: Very very recently, I watched The Notebook again with my friend Jodie. It breaks my heart every single time I see it, and I fall in love with it over and over again! Despite my recommendations, my sister refuses to stop watching High School Musical 2. On the last count I did, she’d watched it 7 times within 4 days. Crazy girl.

Favourite Song: I’ve been loving Florence + The Machine’s song Landscape this month. Take a listen here,(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9DtY0ktT1U) one of my fellow Tumblr Dair shippers made a playlist and this has to be my favourite song of theirs.

Favourite Youtube Channel: It has to be Rachel (http://www.youtube.com/user/icallitambrosia) or Meghan (http://www.youtube.com/user/meghanrosette). I don’t know about you, but I detest watching boring beauty videos on YouTube, so these girls are amazing for me. Despite both of them being absolutely hilarious, they do actually know what they are talking about. If you love hauls, check out Meghan, because I don’t know how she does it, but she shops A LOT, and if tutorials and rants (teehee) are more your thing, then Rachel’s channel is the place for you.

Favourite Artist: Definitely been loving The Script this month. If you don’t know who they are, check out my favourite songs, This= Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gxjfjj8r98) and The End Where I Begin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dflJL5Zb4ao) although, all of their songs are beautiful.

Human Favourite: It has to be my sister! She’s around four years younger than me, and is nearly fourteen, so I feel very old and the age gap is substantial, so we fight a lot. However, this month she has been the sweetest angelic sister ever! Is there some sort of award that I can give her? 😀

Favourite Food: The new Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly is to die for! At the moment in the UK, the bars have been on mass offer for £1 pretty much everywhere, and they’ve quickly become my favourite treat!

Favourite App: Either Instagram or Temple Run. Temple Run is incredibly addictive and Instagram makes me feel like my photos are cool and…well, cool. If you like, you can follow me at christieannturner. 🙂

Favourite Random: My car! 😀 I have a little Corsa, and it’s silver and adorable. It’s my baby, and I haven’t been able to get enough of it!

Favourite Photo: Recently, my Dad dug out a box of baby photos of me, and here’s my favourite from the bunch.

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I hope you all have a lovely relaxing Sunday evening, and remember, don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Christie
xoxo