Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Guten Tag!!!

Lol I'm scraping the barrel with this one. Few songs with the word 'tag' in the title exist i tells thee. Funny song though...

Guten Tag - Wir Sind Helden

So I've decided to do the 'Most Worn' Tag, started by the gooooorgeous Zoe.

I know lots of people did this tag aaaages ago, but I'm still a newbie, so here goes...

My Most Worn:


I'm kinda bending the rules here since this isn't a lipstick, but this is what I wear most on my lips. I'm no fan of nude lips I'm afraid - I'm so pale that they just make me look dead, so I have to inject a bit of colour into my lips on a daily basis. Benetint is fab as it doesn't wear off easily, and it's very sheer and natural-looking. It gives your lips that almost-sore-but-not-quite 'I've just spent hours snogging' look, which I love.


I got these about 4 years ago from Accessorize, but I think you can still get them. They go with pretty much everything. Love.


These little topshop dress thingies are everywhere at the mo. I love my one - it's the one I've seen least out and about, which probably means most other people don't like it... But I do and that's what matters!

Nail Polish

This one's a tie.
Left: Mac Nail Lacquer Steamy
Right: No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour Vivid Violet 68
They're both just really pretty and eye-catching. I have sooo many different colour nail polishes so I switch my nails up all the time, but these are 2 that I come back to time and time again.


My beautiful Oasis bargain shoes. I got them in the sale around Easter time, and they were only £25, reduced from £65.

These are my everyday shoes. I know I know, they are disgusting. But that's only because I've worn them so much! Both from Topshop. I think you can still get the gold sandals, they were £15 I think. The plimsoles I bought about a year ago, hence the grossness. I've been on the lookout for a similar pair to replace them but I can't find any I like as much!

Hair product

Simple and effective - Boots Maximum Hold Hairspray. Can't get enough. And is it weird that I LOVE the smell of hairspray?


Chanel Chance. Feminine, classy, light, and a real classic. What more could you ask from a scent??


Standard black tote from Accessorize. Think it cost £25 in the sale. I've had it a while now and think I need a new one. I always go for black bags for everyday use, simply because they go with pretty much everything, but I'm thinking of branching out. What d'ya reckon? What's a good colour for a colourful bag novice?!

I love reading these sorts of things, so if anyone out there hasn't done this yet, then I tag you ;) xxx

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Oooooooo That Smell!

Ohhhh yeah, love a bit of old school rock n roll. I'm just gonna post the link to the youtube vid for this one, rather than embedding it, mostly because the youtube windows look a bit ugly - i only want pretty pictures in my blog!

That Smell, Lynyrd Skynyrd

So yeah, THAT SMELL, and oh, what a smell.

I am referring to my new favourite shower gel, which smells fan-bleedin'-tastic.

And it is...



As you can see I've used quite a lot of it!

Nivea describes it as having a 'light, feminine scent of water lily', which pretty much sums it up IMO. It really is very light and fresh, and if you like floral scents then you will love this. It's quite similar to Dior J'Adore perfume, which I also own and love. I find it very feminine but not girly, if you know what I mean. For me, it conjures up images of a bright and airy country cottage with fresh flowers scenting every room, a lady dancing in a meadow with swathes of soft cotton and lace floating behind her, a gently trickling stream running through the hilltops on a warm sparkly day. Haha yeah I'm getting down with my poetic self.

But, ladies and gents, the captivating scent is not the only selling point here. I have crazy sensitive skin, and this stuff doesn't irritate in the slightest. It is so gentle I can use it all over (often I cant use shower gels on my arms and legs because they make me itch). It contains 'melting oil pearls' which kind of burst as you lather up on your skin, releasing the skin smoothing oils. Despite containing said oils, it doesn't leave you with an oily residue once you've rinsed off, which is defo a bonus, especially for me because this is another thing that can often make me itch.

So in a nutshell, I LOVE this gem of a shower gel. It's moisturising, gentle, and smells fab. And when I run out I shall trundle down to the shop to repurchase as fast as my little (ok quite long) legs can carry me.


I did it!

It's a real song!...

Raaaaaaa I did it! Customising blogs takes a bloody long time, but I did it! I changed my background, header, and font. I'll probably get bored again in a week or so and try to change it again and spend another few hours trying to work it out! anyways, let me know what you think peeps.
big love xxx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

It's just a little crush

What a fantabulous old school song.

Anyways, this post is all about...


Now, I am, as I once informed my bestie, "as straight as a line... a straight line," but I am quite sure that I'm not the only heterosexual girly who succumbs to a girl crush every now and then. Before I share my current crushes with you, I would like to clarify that the type of crush I am talking about is not an 'phwoar I want me some of that" kind of crush, but more of a "*sigh* I wish I had her hair/makeup/skin/wardrobe/legs/boobs/abs/face (delete as appropriate)" kind of crush.

So let's get on with it.

Girl crush no. 1:


Yes, she is younger than me, and yes, I wish I was her. Nuff said. I couldn't find a pic of her with her new short hair, but if you haven't seen it then go have a little looky on thefashionspot, it looks really gorgeous on her.

Girl crush no. 2:

Emma Watson Premade 5 Pictures, Images and Photos

Another one who's younger than me, but she's just so beautiful. Suffice to say, I am tres jealous of this girl!

Girl crush no. 3:

Lauren Conrad Pictures, Images and Photos

I pretty much without exception love every outfit she has ever worn - on a day-to-day basis she is always cute and casual, and at events she manages to pull off an effortlessly classy and chic look every time. For a supposed reality TV bimbo, I think she comes across really well and I like her lots.

So they are my top 3 'ladies I'm loving' at the moment! Share the love people - who are your girl crushes?!

The 'song title as post title' challenge

Normally when I hear the word 'challenge', I roll over and go back to sleep. Far too much effort. But I had the idea for this one in the bath last night whilst washing with my Soap and Glory 'Clean On Me' shower gel, and I thought this one might actually be fun!

My self-imposed rules are:
  1. Every blog post from now until the end of the month must be titled with a song title
  2. The song title used must link in some way to the content of the blog post - i.e. it can't just be a random song I like!
  3. I must provide some sort of link to prove that the song is really in existence, and that I haven't just had my composing hat on!
  4. Plays on words are allowed (like Clean On Me), but nothing too obscure. You can tell me off if I make it too ridiculous.
I think this kinda covers it, but leave a comment if you can think of any other rules that I should include!

Join me if you can be arsed - I think it'll be fun!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Facing my fears...

The idea of leaving my house without a scrap of makeup on my face fills me with a feeling of stone cold dread in the depths of my innards - I'm sure some of you fellow beauty geeks can relate. Makeup is my security blanket, my shield against the big bad world. It allows me to change my facade with the flick of a brush - if I want to be natural and understated, no problemo... if I fancy being bright, garish and horrendously OTT (which, to be frank, I quite often do), well, easy peezy lemon squeezy. I would be much more comfortable painting my eyes with an entire array of neons, or daubing my lips with the brightest, vampest blood red lipstick in existence, than allowing the world to see my squeeky clean, makeupless face.

But last week I came to thinking... how awesomely liberating would it be to just be able to go out whenever I wanted without having to delay by 20 mins while I secure my mask for the day. If I could only conquer this fear, I could go wherever I want, whenever I want with my nudey face, without a constant nagging thought of "please don't look at me, please don't look at me, I know I look crap, just PLEASE DON'T LOOK AT ME!!"

So, in an attempt to rid myself of this actually somewhat debilitating fear, I hereby declare that all this week (well, until Friday, because I think I'm going out drinking/clubbing on Friday, and that is just a step too far) I shall be wearing absolutely NOTHING on my face, no matter where I go or who I am going to see. (Ooooohhh why have I committed to this, it's so very scary!)
I'll let you know how it's going as the week progresses - I'm kinda hoping it works miracles with my skin too!

Ladies and gentlemen, on day 1 (I did it yesterday too but I didn't leave the house so it doesn't entirely count!), I present to you, MADDIE'S NAKED FAAAAAACE........
(Please be nice, this is very scary!)

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Feeling the pinch... ouch

Ohhh I'm sooo broke. Above are some recent purchases which have caused said penniless status...

Back row: Illamasqua Satin Primer SPF20, Benetint, Charles Worthington moisture-seal shampoo and conditioner, mini Soap and Glory goodies ('hand food' hand cream, 'clean on me' shower gel, 'flake away' body polish, and 'the righteous butter' body butter)

Front row: Bare minerals SPF 15 foundation, Carmex cherry lip balm, Garnier nutritionist eye cream, Garnier caffeine eye roll-on, Lush bubble bars in 'ma bar' and 'creamy candy bath'

I have been using the Illamasqua primer for about a week now and will do a full review on it soon.
Also, yayyyyyyyyyy a new Benetint! I had my last one since 2004 and it's only just run out, but it was getting pretty minging, so I'm excited about this one.

Anyways, love and smooches to my favourite 4 followers ;) xxx