Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas Day Style

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful day. I know I did :) Received lots of wonderful presents (blog post coming soon) and I ate way too much food but one of my presents was a George Foreman so I will be using that to make healthy meals in the New Year!

I thought I'd give you a sneak peak into my wardrobe and make-up routine for the day... Let me know what you think :)


I used Schwarzkopf Gliss Shampoo and Conditioner in the morning and followed it up with The Body Shop's Amlika Leave-In Conditioner to make it really glossy :)

For my face I used: Benefit That Gal Primer
Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation (original)
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (1) (which ran out after I used it *sob*)
Benefit Dallas Bronzer
Benefit Coralista Blusher (using Avon's angled brush) &
Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator (02 Peach) to highlight

For my eyes I used: Avon's eyeshadow quad in Mocha Latte across the whole of the lid (the taupe shade) and the dark brown shade in the bottom right corner of the Sleek Storm Palette for smokey edges. I then used Rimmel's Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner across the top lid and Avon's 2 in 1 Kajal stick (both black) along the bottom waterline. I used Maxfactor's Masterpiece mascara followed by Benefit Bad Lash (both black) for my eyelashes. No eyelash curlers used.

On my lips I used: I went for a classic, blood red lip for the big day! :) I used Rimmel's 1000 Kisses lip liner in Red Dynamite to line the lips (which I then smudged in with a Body Shop lip brush) followed by Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick in Be Bold (again using a lip brush) and finished it off with Revlon's Just Bitten lip stain in Cherry Tart to make it that little bit darker.

On my nails I used: NYC nail colour in Canal Street (a lovely shimmery dark red which you can see here).


I wore...

Black Cropped Shoulder Jacket - Clothing at Tesco
Black body (just seen) - Topshop
Belt - Vintage
Brocade skirt - Clothing at Tesco

What do you think? What did you wear this Christmas day?

Oh by the way did I mention I got the Urban Decay Naked Palette! OMG. Review coming soon :)

Lots of love,

Style by Sophia

Saturday, 11 December 2010

NOTD: New York Color in Canal Street

Hi girls :)

In our house over the weekend, we celebrated Christmas early with a yummy roast, crackers, prezzies & lots of wine! A suitable Chrismassy nail varnish had to be donned accordingly!

What do you think of it?

(NYC nail varnish in Canal Street)

It's New York Color in a shade called 'Canal Street' (all their nail varnishes are named after various places in New York!)

Now this is the first time I've purchased anything from the range, but I'd read about this particular shade of nail varnish on The Yummy Mummy's Beauty Blog (one of my favourite beauty bloggers out there). I picked it up in Superdrug & I think it was £2.59! I used my NUS Extra discount as well so I got an extra 10% off & it came to about £2.30 - BARGAIN!

I absolutely love it! It's so festive; it's like a dark red glitter but from different angles it has bits of purple, burgundy, even gold in it! I wouldn't say it needs 2 coats but I do anyway & it's not chipped so far (it's been about 5 days!) I will definitely be purchasing more NYC nail colours in the future!

Have you tried the NYC range? If so, what would you recommend?


Style by Sophia


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