29 April 2012

20 days

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  1. Packing & Unpacking into a new flat, moved from an awful flat in Cheetham Hill to student land in South Manchester. I love it. A beautiful ground floor flat in a big Victorian town house. It is going to be a bugger to heat but love the space.
  2. I treated myself to a £15 shirt from Select which was worn out with a few friends from work. A nice excuse to get horrifically drunk, paint my nails and then fall over.
  3. The rest of my life has been full of small pleaures, dying the ends of my hair pink, lie ins after horrible 6am shifts after 10pm finishes and getting to wear "normal" clothes after living in Supermarket uniform. 

Eeesh. So a cop out instagram post, I've seen these branded as lazy and awful on twitter. I don't particularly  sometimes, especially ones full of MAC purchases (seriously, don't need to boast anymore) and Starbuck's drinks. But I like them for myself to keep a track on my life. I am looking to completely move career, go back to being a student and just getting out of this dark hole I am stuck in. 

So May begins, and a new start? We shall see. :)

09 April 2012

Share The Love

♥ This Macaroni Cheese recipe looks amazing, hands down it is my favourite meal. When  I was little when we went to my grans for sunday dinner I'd get a little bowl of macaroni cheese instead as I refused to eat roast meat or most vegetables. It wasn't a case of my mother giving in, it was a case of I would prefer to not eat for days.

♥ I am not a big youtube fan, apart from music videos obviously, but don't tend to watch make-up ones. But bored the other day I clicked play on one of Estée's from Essie-Button videos and oh my gosh I love her. Beautiful Canadian girl with an amazing accent, amazing amount of make-up and just really funny!

♥ Love love this skirt from A Daisy Chain Dream, if only my 5ft 2 legs could carry of midi length! The skirt was also a bargain of £3 from H&M!

♥ Perfect nails from Lyndar the Merciless

 I need to buy myself a Helmer from Ikea for the perfect make-up storage so it out of the way in the new flat!

♥ Old news, but Instagr.am found its way to Android! My username is zoeycatrin and have already become addicted. Also re-dyed the ends of my hair red, it was rude not too when I had some bleach left over.

Zoey xox

04 April 2012

Could You Be Loved

Moving home / flat / room for what feels like the 100th time in the last few years means I am getting very good at packing. For 6 months of last year I lived out of a tiny pink suitcase with the rest of my belongings packed in boxes all over the place. I still hold on to things I don't need / wear however. These two pairs of shoes are a good example. The black River Island beauties were bought in the sale for £15 over a year ago. They fit fine except I cannot walk in them. It's not a question of them being too high but simply the strange angle they put my foot at. I do however frequently try them on with outfits and play with the idea of going out in them. Common sense always steps in. 

The pink beauties were £5 from New Look 2 years ago, bought by an ex to cheer me up, I was in my homeless summer stage between student houses. The main problem is they are peep toes, I never wear peep toes even with tights. But they are so pretty. So would would I wear them with?

The black pair are there to be worn with something leopard print, this playsuit from Miss Selfridge is perfect. The pink pair are oh so girlie and I would love to wear them bare legged with the beautiful dress from Peoples Market via ASOS. I still refuse to donate these to charity or even shove them on ebay. Maybe one day I will manage to wear them both.

03 April 2012

MUA Eye Shadow Shade 19




I ran out of ELF and Gosh's eyebrow kits, brow pencils were just not cutting it so I needed a cheap alternative. In stepped MUA's Matte Eye Shadow 19, again with the names MUA! But it's a perfect matte eye shadow. Blends beautifully if used as an eye shadow but perfect for filling in eyebrows too.

I lost one somewhere in the depths of my car, I have a horrible habit of driving to work at 5.30am then when I get there doing my make-up so I know how long I have to do it. But as it only costs £1 I can buy one whenever I lose it!
I am demonstrating the surprised look but you get the idea, they look much better in this photo.

Zoey xox

02 April 2012

My Current Loves

Currently loving a few products so am bored on my day off so thought I would do a little round up as every good little blogger does.

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation I love Healthy Mix foundation but it just was not giving me enough coverage recently, I was buying a make-up brush and primer in Boots and had a third thing to buy (hello 3 for 2) so picked up this in my usual 51 shade. It's good! Perfect for oily skin but stay away if you have dry skin. Creates a lovely matte finish and does even my skin tone. Will do a proper review on this bad boy

OPI Save Me I won this beauty in Dawn's giveaway on her blog Inanity and the Girl. This is my first OPI polish and my first ever "high end" one and hopefully won't be my last. It's amazing, sad I haven't had more chance to wear it. Of course my love for Nicki Minaj helps, oh hello Star Ships were meant to fly, Hands up and touch the sky!

Tangle Teezer There are reviews of this everywhere, so I am just going to say OMG I wish this existed when my mother was dragging knots out of my thick mass of hair.

Collection 2000 Pump Up the Volume Mascara I have a love hate relationship with this, you have to be so careful not to blink after applying it as it takes an age to dry and it clumps really easily. But if you look past that it gives you amazing big lashes.

MUA Blusher in Shade 5  & MUA Nail Varnish Shade 2 .The website makes this blush look like a deep red it is actually a pinky coral with a slight golden shimmer. Perfect. The black nail varnish is a perfect one coater for £1. Actually can't ask for more. Except maybe for MUA to give there amazing products names?

Real Techniques Stippling Brush All over the blogs, no point reviewing, am pretty impressed. It is worth the hype.

Collection 2000 Pink Shock Lipstick A-mazing. Seriously lovely highlighter pink with a finish edging towards matte. I love it especially as it was only £2.99 and bought with points I had a on Superdrug Beauty Card I forgot I had.