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Sunday, 16 December 2012

My Designer Handbag Collection - Part 1

Hello My lovelies :)

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the run up to Christmas :D I finished University Friday until the 7th January so i have a lot more time on my hands to post more during the holidays. 

A little disclaimer, i have been requested to make all of my collection videos. In some ways it may come across as bragging but thats not the case at all. I want to try and make videos that everyone will enjoy watching because i actually spend coutless hours on the internet watching videos like this myself haha :)

I decided to make a new Video today after much request, as you can see from the title of this post it was 'My Designer Handbag Collection'.


I've decided to film my Handbag Collection in a few different videos just to make it more intersting and not one super duper long video which will get tedious to watch haha

This is part 1 of my Colelction which includes my more luxurious bags such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry & Prada :)

Hopefully in the new year i might pluck up the courage to film myself in a video for you all :D

Hope you enjoy watching the video :)

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below

Lots Of Love
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Monday, 10 December 2012

Sunkissed Christmas Party Look Competition

Hello My Lovelies :)

Hope you all had a great weekend :D todays post is quite exciting, i was recently contacted by 'Sunkissed' to enter their Christmas Party Look competition. I was so excited to get involved, just what i needed to forget about this horrid weather and escape from University work haha

As you can see from the arrows, i used an array of items from the items that Sunkissed sent me. 



My Smokey Eye:

I first used my MAC Painterly Paint Pot as a primer and then applied some creamy white eyeliner to the inner corners of my eyes. This is my favorite trick to do before adding a highlight in the inner corners of my eyes. I then applied a mixture of the two lightest shades at the top of the Palette and aslso applied it as a highlight :) I then applied the natural shade in the second row on the outter third of my eyes. Lastly, i applied the darkest shade in the palette on the outer corners of my eyes and in my crease to create a cat like blended effect :) The eyeshadows are so lovely, they apply beautifuly and are very pigmented, a little goes a long way. I then curled my lashes and added a few generous coats of the Sunkissed Mascara which made my lashes look fabulous. 

Face / Cheeks:

I then applied the fabulous bronzer all over my face for a 'Sunkissed' look ;) and then paid more attention to my sheeks, temples and jawline for a little more contouring
I then added the georgeous highlighter to the tops of my cheek bones, which is absolutely stunning. It reminds me of 'Whisper Of Guilt' Highlighter from the MAC Holiday Collection, it's a great dupe :D

Lips:

I'm a sucker for pink lip shades so i couldn't resist not applying this georgous pink shade. It applied smoothly on my lips and had great staying power, wore it to Cheerleading practise and lasted through training haha :D



This bronzer is one of the most amazing bronzers i have ever seen. Not only is it hmungous but it is very pigminted and makes you look like you've just come back from a lucious summer holiday :D I have had this bronzer in the past and i've reccommeneded it to family members who love an all year glow :D


I know the lighting isn't the best but by the time i get home from University it always seems to be dark already, boo :( but you can see my smokey eye and bright pink lips in the bottom right picture :D

If you'd like to vote for me, pretty please do so HERE

Hope you enjoyed this post :D i finally break up from University friday so keep an eye out for some exciting posts on the way :D

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D

Lots Of Love
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hello My Lovelies :)

Hope you are all well and having a great weekend. I've seriously been neglecting my blog lately, University has been super crazy and stressful. I can't wait until everything is finished for the Christmas holidays and i can relax for a little haha. I won't give too much away but the new year holds some exicitng ventures which i can't wait to talk to you about :D

So, the last time i posted was actually around the 3rd November which is a whopping MONTH ago :O i know, naughty naughty haha. So, i had a little think and asked some #bbloggers on twitter about posts that you might want to see and here i am writing up a MAC Lipstick Collection post :D i hope it's worth the wait :D

I was literally on the hunt for all of my lipsticks this morning. I've just realised i've forgotten to add my 'Viva Glam Gaga 2' the nude shade. I think i've included most of them though, my makeup collection was literally a mess this morning haha I do have some double of the Limited Edition Lipsticks, for example, i own 4 of the Viva Glam Gaga (Pink Shade) because it's literally one of my all time favorite lipsticks that i wear all the time :3


1. Vegas Volt, 2. Viva Glam Cindy, 3. Viva Glam Gaga, 4. Pink Friday


5. Utter Fun, 6. Creme Cup, 7. Front Lit, 8. B Babe


9. Myself, 10. Russian Red, 11. Spitfire, 12. Love Forever


13. Speak Louder, 14. M.A.C Red, 15. Viva Glam Nicki, 16. Happy Hibiscus


17. Hibiscus, 18. Viva Glam V, 19. Heart To Heart, 20. In A Heartbeat

Hope you enjoyed this collection post :) as you can probably tell from a few posts on my blog MAC is a guilty pleasure of mine :D If there are any MAC lipsticks not featured in my collection that you'll think i'll love or is a personal fave of yours i'd love to know :D

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :)

Lots Of Love
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Saturday, 3 November 2012

London Haul | Chanel, Victoria Secret, Abercrombie & Next

Hello My Lovelies,

Happy Saturday everyone. I have the weekend off work so i have decided to relax, throw on my onesie and snuggle up with my doggy Bella haha. I do have one of my first exams of the year Monday so i will be doing quite a but of revision tomorrow just to make sure i'm prepared :D

I also have some exciting news, my online Boutique 'Sophia With Love' website launched thursday. So pretty please go take a peek and let me know what you think. It's a little different to other websites at the moment as we havent set it up with PayPal as yet, so if your interested in anything you simply select what you like and send an enquiry. I will pick up the enquiry and will get back to you asap :D

So, back into the Haul, I went to London Tuesday with some Uni girlies and we couldn't resist a little bit of shopping. We stopped by a load of different shops, Victoria Secret, Abercrombie, Selfridges, Mulberry, Topshop and so on :D we had a great day and each picked up some lovely goodies :)



 When we were in Selfridges i popped by the Chanel counter, I'd literally had my eye on a few things for the longest time and finally took the plunge and treated myself to a few goodies. The assistant that helped me was so lovely, she literally swatched so many different lipsticks until we narrowed it down to 2 of my favorites :D She then tried them both on me and I couldn't decided which one to go for so i was like, yeahhh lets just go for both :L 


Rouge Coco - Rose Comete #20 

When you look at this in the packaging it looks completely different to when it's swatched on your hand and applied to your lips. It's a stunning baby pink shade with a hint of shimmer, it's very natural and could be applied heavily for a more dramatic look as it's a build-able shade. 


Rouge Coco Shine - Romance #55

The Rouge Coco Shines when applied come out a lot sheerer than the Rouge Coco's, however, they are also very build-able and can be applied heavily for a dramatic look. I absolutely love my subtle pink shades and this is a little more out of my comfort zone but applied on the lips is absolutely stunning. 


Vitalumiere Aqua - B40 

I've literally had my eye on tis foundation for the longest time. I had no idea what shade i was so i couldn't purchase it over the internet and considering how much these babies are i wanted to make sure i got matched up to the perfect shade. I think this products speaks for itself, it's an iconic foundation with tones of amazing reviews. 


Victorias Secret was sooo busy but i couldn't leave without picking up a few items. I was looking around the makeup sections and came across this Lip Shine range and the shades were absolutely beautiful. I then spotted this Minty Kiss one and was really intrigued, i love minty gloss and mint is a natural plumper which i loveeee. I swatched the tester and it smelt incredible. 


I then noticed this top on a mannaquin and fell in love instantly. I'm absolutely loving anything pastel or glittery right now so this minty shade was right up my street. It feels incredibly soft and will be perfect to wear on the go or for even working out. 

I did have my eye on a load of other items but when i asked the sales assistants to help me find my size, they would disappear and not come back haha I really wanted some Jogging Bottoms but they didn't have my size on display :( they seem to only stock really small sizes, unfortunately i'm not built like a Victorias Secret Model (if only i was) so i need a little more lee-way in the sizing haha ;) I do love all of their items and will be making so orders online, even though shipping & tax will be crazy. I message Victorias Secret and asked whether they would be shipping items from their UK stores now but they said they still only ship from the US :( 


I then stopped by Next, i knew what i was getting straight away. My mum absolutely loves this particular range of perfume so i thought i'd surprise her with one. I hope to get her every single one in the collection as part of her Christmas presents this year :D


Last but certainly not least, we couldn't resist not stopping by Abercrombie & Fitch ;) I wanted to get my hands on some more of their 'Fierce' Cologne, it's what they spray the store with and i absolutely love it. I stocked up when i was in the US but i'm on my last bottle now :( unfortunately the queue was out the door and we didn't have much time as we were on a tight schedule as i had Cheer Training that night too so we had to get on a certain train to make it on time, we're training for competitions so i couldn't miss it.

Even though i didn't get the cologne, i didn't leave empty handed, ohh yes, i had a lovely photo with one of the models, we had a little chat and a giggle so that totally added to my amazing day ;) There needs to be guys like him where i live pretty please haha

Hope you enjoyed this London Haul, let me know if you've tried any of the items i got or if you have any recommendations :D

Also if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :) love hearing from you all

Lots Of Love
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Collective Haul | River Island, Primark, Sleek & Sallys Wholesale

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all well and had a spookalicious Halloween haha :) If your a new reader or stopped by to take a peek from the #bbloggers chat tonight then Heyyy :D 

Tonight's post is quite a large collective Haul from last Thursday. It was VAT off day at Sallys Wholesale and i couldn't resist getting a few goodies i'd been eyeing up for a while. I then popped into town and ended up walking through Primark, now if your a regular reader of my blog you'll know my obsession with Primark. Every time i walk through i always seem to spot something and then walk out with bags full of clothes :O it's actually scary haha I then stopped by River Island just to have a quick browse and ended up picking up a few things. By this point i was on a roll so i decided i wanted to get something from Sleek, i've never tried the brand before and thought it was about time, theirs always so many amazing reviews floating around in the #bbloggersphere :D

I wont make this a super long post as it is quite picture heavy, i will be reviewing certain items in more detail in future posts :D 

First Stop - Sallys Wholesale 


We decided to get a variety of 'Sleep In Rollers' i'd heard such great reviews about them and decided i wanted to try them out for myself. I got the Mega Bounce 10 Pack above and the Sleeping Beauty Glitter Set below. I have yet to try them out but will be doing a review soon for you all :) I have naturally wavy / curly hair and on a night out i tend to use some Hot rollers for a bit more umphh and staying power so it'll be great to see how these will curl my hair.

As soon as we saw the 'Breast Cancer Awareness' polishes we just had to get them. They are such stunning pink colours but purchasing it is going towards an amazing cause. 

We then got the famouse 'Duo - Lash Glue' I recently misplaced my lash glue and have no idea where it is haha, i'd always wanted to try this particular make as it's highly recommend around the bbloggersphere. Can't wait to whip out some false lashes for the party season :D



We'd been eyeing up the 'Gelish' nails sets for a whole now, i had my Acrylic nails taken off and i had Gelish applied to my nails twice just to try and keep their length and strengthen them up a bit as they are very very thing at the moment. Well, they've all broke now :( and i'm waiting for them to grow back so i can experiment with our new set. As you can see we got the Mini starter set, just until we get to grips with it all, it has everything included for you to start going. 


We also got our first Gelish polish in - Passion It's coming up a lot darker in the photo than what it really is. It a lovely subtle pink shade perfect for everyday :)


Then the big purchase of the day, the UV lamp. We decided on the middle range as it's a popular one that beauticians go for, as we were told in store. It has great reviews and comes with a great guarantee. 

So we will keep you all posted on our Gelish journey haha

Next Stop - River Island



We got 2 items in River Island, the first top is mine, i was planning on wearing it with a Skater skirt for an event but i decided on a different top in the end, as you do haha ;) i still absolutely adore it and can't wait to rock it! I absolutely love the studded detailing on the shoulders!!

The second top is actually for my Mum but i decided to throw it in here for you guys as it's stunning! My mum has this top in a grey colour also, she adores leopard print and when we saw it we knew it was a sign haha It's not as clear in the photos but there are a row of studs just under the black fabric, i love how it gives a modern edge with the leopard print - grrrr ;)


Next Stop - Primark - AKA Primarni ;)


I actually fell in love with this jumper as soon as i saw it, it instantly reminded me of CANDY FLOSS :) It's not as clear in the photo again but it actually has pink, blue and purple thread throughout the fabric, i think it's absolutely stunning, it's plain but so very effective :)


Who isn't loving a bit of burgundy for the fall/winter time?! I absolutely adore it :D I'm actually going to wear this to University tomorrow with some black riding leggings and my Classic Small Grey UGGS ;) Yeahhh Buddyyy 



I then saw these blouses and though they were so pretty! Yet again i opted for a classic black and also the beloved burgundy shade, i love the subtle stud buttons, i think it adds a little something as the overall cute of the blouse is quite classic and simple. Also, you can just about see in the picture that the back is actually scooped and backless, it's so beautiful on. I wore the burgundy one with some leggings to my trip to London yesterday and it looks so classy. 


I then got this blouse, my mum really loved this particular one. Yet again it's very simple, but has some textured detailing on the collar and the cuffs. Also the back of the blouse has been stitched so it cinches in and rouges in, it really accentuate your waist. 


This is the most comfortable slouchy jumper you could own, and it was sooo cheap. It literally feels like your lounging in your pyjamas all day. i love how it comes off one of my shoulders for a more 60's look. I love wearing this with simple leggings and UGG boots :D


How stunning is this collection?! I just had to go for it. I initially went in looking for this particular statement necklace and fell in love with the other items in the collection. It is quite out there and not for everyone but i think each item worn alone could really spice up a simple outfit :) 

Last Stop - Superdrug - Sleep Counter



Last but not list i opted to get this Sleep Face Form Contouring & Blush palette. I havent tried any Sleek products before so i went into Superdrug not knowing what to expect. I was instantly drawn to this as it has everything you'd need to sculpt your face in the morning :) Can't wait to use this and give a review for you all. If you'd tried this before i'd love to know what you thought of it :D

Right, that was my Collective Haul, so sorry if it's super long, hope it wasn't too boring to read ;) If you'd tried anything or purchased anything the same i'd love to know what your thoughts were also :D don't be shy i love hearing from you all! 

If you have any requests or questions please do not hesitate to contact me :) i'm on twitter, Instagram and email.

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Haul | My Dads Trip To Our Local CCO

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope your all good and have had an amazing weekend so far. I've literally had the most relaxing day ever, no work this weekend and had a pj day watching tv and browsing the bbloggersphere :) 

So todays post is actually a haul which my Dad did for me a few weeks ago. My Dad was on his way home from an all day business meeting and he passed our nearest Outlet which is Bicester Village on his way home. I was so jel because i always love a cheeky trip to Bicester, i can always pick something up in the Cosmetic Company Outlet, Jack Wills, UGG, Mulberry or Ralph Lauren and the list could go on and on haha.

So, bless my Dad he went into the CCO and picked me up a few things and he picked everything all by himself haha This was actually the same day when my Michael Kors watched arrived so i felt really spoilt. I'd had a few stressfull days previous so these little treats definitely made me feel so much better. Thank You so much!!

All images are from my Instagram account 'SophiaMeola' if you have Instagram come and say hi :D


So this is everything Dad picked up for me, i'm not 100% sure but i believe they are all from Limited Edition Collections unless the Sheen Supreem Lipsticks are part of the permanent line now :) but they are all very versatile shades which i'm sure you could pick up either in MAC or another brand of your choice :D


MAC Sheen Supreem Lipstick - Happy Hibiscus

My Dad was spot on when getting this lipstick for me, light pick shades are my favorites to wear and this is so stunning, when i swatched it when i first got it i fell in love straight away. The formula is very creamy and has long lasting power :) these lipsticks have the colour pay off of a lipstick but the shine and finish of a lipglass which is fabulous. 

This is such a beautiful shade, it could be worn on it's own or with a lipgloss on top to intensify the colour or to add a little sparkle ;) this shade reminds me of one of my favorite lipsticks from YSL #9 'Lingerie Pink' 


MAC Jaunty  & Nautical Navy Eyeshadows from 'Hey Sailor!' Collection

When the Hey Sailor! Collection hit the bbloggersphere and i saw the sneak peek photos Jaunty & Nautical Navy both caught my eye and were on my wish list. When the collection finally released i didn't think anything of it and couldn't justify the purchase maybe? but it kind of just passed by and i missed the entire collection. Usually i always tend to purchase something from every collection, bit MAC obsessed here haha

When i saw they were both in the bag i was so happy, they are both very pretty shades which can be used with countless makeup looks. It was kind of fate in a way i guess haha just had to wait and they would eventually come to me haha and we even got them at a cheaper price ;)


MAC Double Feature #3 Eyeshadow Duo 

This is such a stunning Duo Palette, the Taupe shade is right up my street and a colour i usually wear and adore. The turquoise shade is stunning, it's not a shade i would typically use because sometime bright colours scare me a little bit haha but when i swatched these two shades next to each other they really complimented each other. I think using the Taupe shade all over your lid and then adding the Turquoise as an accent colour on your bottom lash line and a pop of colour would look stunning :D

I absolutely love everything my Dad picked up for me and he done a pretty good job picking everything all by himself, so proud haha. 

Hope you liked this quick little haul, was writing it up whilst watching X Factor :D

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D i love hearing from my lovely followers! <3>

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

My New Michael Kors Watch

Hello My Lovelies,

Long time no speak, i've been super duper lacking on the post front the last few weeks. Getting back into University has been a little stressful but i'm all settled now and signed up to everything so i can relax a little more haha

Yesterday i had one of the biggest shocks of my life. A package arrived for me around 6.30pm and i was like, what you can get packages this late in the evening?! Anyways, it had my name on it and it was from America. Now, i hadn't ordered anything recently so i had no idea what it could have been.
Mum had a little smile on her face, like she knew what was going on. She was like, well, open it...

So I opened the first box and it revealed a 2nd box which was from Sacks Fifth Avenue, New York. Well, you can image my excitement by now, America is one of my all time faveorite places in the world :D

So i then opened the Sacks Fifth Avenue box to reveal a bubble wrapped MICHAEL KORS box :O!!!

So then i opened the Michael Kors box, which then revealed the ....

Michael Kors Bella Rose Golden Glitz Watch 


I've wanted a Michael Kors watch for the longest time but i never found one that i instantly fell in love with and actually wanted. The past few months i'd been searching the internet for one and i came across this particular one. I'm quite a picky person so when i like something you'll know and i'll have my eye on it until i finally get it haha. So, i added it to my 'Wish List #1' post thinking nothing of it because you can't get this particular watch in the UK. 

Apparently, my Dad had seen it on my blog, i'm guessing through my Mum a few weeks ago. He was searching the internet for hours, he rang up Westfield, Bicester Village everywhere he could think of but they all told him the same thing i knew, you can't get hold of it in the UK. So, he moved onto the internet and came across Sacks Fifth Avenue, he rang them up and they had one shipped out straight away to us. 

I still can't believe it, i wasn't expecting anything haha. I went to go get the straps adjusted today so now it fits my wrist perfectly :D can't wait to post an OOTD with it for you all!!

If my Dad wasn't sweet enough, on his way home from an all day business meeting yesterday he stopped off at Bicester Village for me and picked me up some goodies from the Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO) so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that, he picked everything himself for me, love him so much!!

Hope you enjoyed this post :) if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Wish List #1 | Featuring Michael Kors, Mulberry & UGG

Hello My Lovelies :)

Hope your all ok and having a great weekend :) Today is my only day off this week so i was determined to have a good ol' rest and lounge around. It's also been quite an emotional day as two of my cousins have left for University today. I should be heading up there next week for FRESHERS haha 

I have quite a busy week ahead, committee meetings for Cheerleading, Bake Sales, Freshers Fayre & my Year 2 Business Management registration on friday eeeep so exciting haha :D

Back to the post, my Wish List is going to be a new series i want to start writing up every now again to show you some of the items i've been lusting over and want to get my hands on. 



1) Michael Kors - Bella - Rose Golden Glitz Watch -

I have been lusting over a Michael Kors watch for the longest time now, so i was looking through the Official Michael Kors website and i've set my heart on this particular one. The only down side is they don't currently ship to the UK and all the stores in the UK don't hold this particular design. They do however have a number i can call up and discuss International shipping with so i will be doing that in a little while as i have to wait for the whole time difference situation :D

2) Mulberry - Bayswater - 

I am a huge designer bag lover and have an array of different ones, however, i have my eye on this particular design next :D I currently own the 'Oversized Alexa' & 'Hobo Alexa' both in the Buffalo shade but i think i need a Bayswater in my life. I'm torn between getting another Buffalo shade or perhaps a Cream shade just to mix it up a little bit. It's also such a classic a staple design which i'd love to have in my collection :)

3) UGG - Classic Small Chestnut - 

If you know me than you will definitely know i am UGG obsessed haha I currently have 10 pairs in my collection including the Limited Edition 'Mandah' Jimmy Choo Ugg Boots :) Chestnut is one of my favorite shades from UGG and i have both the Classic Talls & Classic Mini's in this shade already, so i thought it was fitting i complete the collection by purchasing the in-between size of Small too :D really cheesy i know, but it's another way to make an excuse to purchase another pair haha I am definitely looking forward to it getting slightly colder now so i can whip put the UGG collection :P

I love hearing from my lovely followers :) so please let me know what you think and if you have any advice about what colours i should go for or if you know anywhere in the UK that sells the particular Michael Kors watch i'd really appreciate it :)

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Lovely 'Jewel By India R' Package

Hello My Lovelies,

Yesterday i received a lovely surprise package from the beautiful India at the Jewel Beauty Blog. We met over a year ago through blogging and we have become soooo close, she's just like a sister to me :D We have so much in common and are literally at the same stages in our life. We're both at University, studying practically the same course, starting our own businesses and are bloggers :3 

If you havent checked out Indias blog or boutique i will link everything at the end of this post for you all :D 


This is what arrived in the lovely packages India sent :)

She sent two of her amazing and luxurious lip balms, 'Honey Bea' which is named after Indias gorgeous niece Honey Beatrice, how cute is that?! :D I purchased one when her website just launched and it's nearly finished so i was so happy when i saw there was another one in the package haha Also, her new 'Majestic Mango' lip balm, which smells good enough to eat, is hitting the website really soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that. 

My Mum is now hooked on these lip balms too, she's been trying to steal them from me since i received them yesterday haha 

India's lip balms are truly amazing, they smell incredible and are very nourishing, just what you need now the cold winter months are just around the corner. I can honestly say they are better than most ones you can pick up in Boots or at you local supermarket, and are great value for money as they last you ages :)

She also sent me some samples of the new Urban Decay Naked foundation. I was so exited when she sent these because i've literally been dying to try this foundation and it's been on my little wish list for a while now :D so will keep you all posted about that :P

The links -

India's Blog - The Jewel Beauty 
India's Twitter - @JewelBeautyBlog

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Friday, 14 September 2012

Collective Haul: Real Techniques, MAC & River Island

Hello My Lovelies,

This has been a post i've been dying to write up for you guys. I had to wait for a few of them to arrive in the post and i picked up one last week when i popped into town.


As you all know i recently purchased a whole load of Real Techniques brushes on the Boots.com website and in store as they were on a special buy 1 get 1 half price deal. How could i say no to that?! haha Well, as you do, i was browsing the Boot.com website again and stumbled across 3 new brushes which i assume were just added to the website because they weren't there last week. These are the remaining 3 brushes that i needed to complete my Real Techniques brush collection. How sad am i?! haha I had to quickly purchase them before i changed my mind. 

I will be doing reviews on them individually in the near future for you all, so keep an eye out for them if you'll like to hear my opinions & personal experiences with them :)

Real Techniques - Lash & Brow Groomer
Real Techniques - Setting Brush
Real Techniques - Fine Liner Brush 


MAC Vegas Volt

This was more of an impulse buy :) I went online to order the lipstick for my Giveaway winner and she chose 'Vegas Volt', i don't know how i missed such a lovely shade but i couldn't resist purchasing a cheeky one for me too haha




 This was also another impulse buy. I had to quickly pop into town last week and as you do, i couldn't resist a browse around some of my fave shops. I instantly saw this hanging up as soon as i walked through the doors of River Island :) I thought i was quite brave choosing such a bright colour as i'm usually into my neutrals and what not. I'm really coming out of my shell lately, think blogging has really helped me express myself more :) This top came in White, i believe a Navy shade and then this beautiful bright coral shade, which i am in love with! I've already worn it and have had tones of compliments on it. 
I can't seem to find it on the website, but as soon as i do i'll post a link :)

Hope you enjoyed my collective haul post :) if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :) I love hearing from my lovely followers!

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Monday, 10 September 2012

Boots Haul - Part 2 - Featuring Chanel & Real Techniques

Hello My Lovelies,

Sorry for the lack of posting, i've had a rough few days. We had some very sad news last week and i havent felt up to blogging or anything. I've been getting back into things slowly, I attended the #bbloggers chat last night & it cheered me up a little bit so i thought i would upload the 2nd half of my Boots Haul for you all as it arrived Saturday morning :)


Real Techniques - Foundation Brush 
Real Techniques - Your Base Perfected Core Collection
Chanel - Soleil Tan De Chanel


This part of my Boots Haul are the items i picked up online when i discovered that the Real Techniques brushes were on offer for Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price. I couldn't resist going online and spending a few pennies, whoopsie haha. I initially wanted both Core sets but the Eye set was sold out online, which is why i picked it up in store in Part 1 of this Haul. 

I'm actually obsessed with these rushes and i think i have near enough the entire collection now. Well, every single one which is available on the Boots website haha I will be doing a review on them individually for you in the future. 

The Chanel - Soleil Tan De Chanel was more of an impulse by at the time. I've had my eye on it for the longest time ever and decided to take the plunge and just purchase it. I always watch tutorials on Youtube and the ones which include this products are always so beautiful and i know it's such a great products as the reviews are amazing. I can't wait to start using it as i love having a healthy glow all year round :D can;t wait to introduce it into my daily makeup routine :D i will also be doing a review on this in the near future for you all :D

I really want to get my hands on some Sigma brush sets, especially some of the synthetic ones to use with the Soleil Tan De Chanel. If you know of any places who stock authentic brushes in the UK please let me know below :D

If you've used or recently purchased any of these products let me know, i'd love to hear your opinion on them :)

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :)

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Boots Haul - Part 1 - Featuring Real Techniques, Essie, Revlon & Lady Gaga

 Hello My Lovelies,

I seriously think someone has to hide my purse because i have literally done so much spending within the last 4 days. I've made a MAC order, Boots online order, purchased Some River Island goodies and went into Boots again today to pick up some more lovely bits. So, i think doing a huge collective haul would be the longest post ever so i have decided to divided everything up. 

Todays post consists of the first half of my Boots haul, all the bits i picked up today.


The Real Technique Brushes are currently on Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price on the Boots website so i totally went a bit OTT last night. However, one of the sets i wanted was the 'Your Eyes Enhanced' starter kit but it was sold out online :( so i saw this as an opportunity to go in store :P



Real Techniques - Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Kit
Essie - Turquoise & Caicos
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Rendezvous 
Lady Gaga - FAME Perfume

I initially went in hunting down the Real Techniques brush set, everything else were more impulse purchases but i've had my eye on these particular products for a while now and i was in a 'Let Go Crazy' shopaholic mood haha 

I had to purchase another Revlon Jut Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, i absolutely love 'Cherish' so i was on the hunt for a new shade to add to my collection. This is such a stunning colour and i can't wait to use it properly :)

The only thing is i picked up the wrong Essie nail polish :( don't get me wrong it's still an absolutely beautiful shade but i wanted 'Mint Candy Apple' someone must have put this one in the wrong section. I should have checked haha but yet again this gives me another excuse to go out shopping ;) haha 

I will be doing a review on these products individual very soon :) so keep an eye out for them. Can't wait to review the Lady Gaga perfume :)

Have you tried any of these products? Or is their anything your absolutely loving right now that you'd recommend?

Hope you liked this short but sweet haul :D please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D i love hearing from my lovely followers <3 p="p">

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Sunday, 2 September 2012

❤ My 1st Blog Giveaway ❤ And The Winner Is... ❤

Hello My Lovelies,

This is an exciting post for me to be writing right now :) As you know i was hosting my 1st ever Blog Giveaway and it ended last night at midnight. My Giveaway was for a chance to win 'A MAC Lipstick of your choice & Sophia With Love goodies which is my online boutique :)



The Winner Is....

Georgina at Live.Laugh.Lipstick :)

Congratulations Georgina, if you could email me at sales@sophiawithlove.co.uk with your chosen shade and delivery information i'll sort out your prizes for you straight away :) 

Hope you all enjoyed my 1st ever blog giveaway, don't worry if you didn't win this time, i will be hosting loads more giveaways in the near future :)

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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Friday, 31 August 2012

EOS Lip Balm Haul

Hello My Lovelies,

About a week or so ago i tweeted that i wanted to get my hands on some ESO Lip Balms but wasn't quite sure where i could get them from in the UK. I got sooo many responses from you guys and thank you so much :) i did a bit of research and the best website i found was 'CuteCosmetics' and they offer free shipping on all UK orders :)

Pastel Mint Shade - Sweet Mint
Pastel Green Shade - Honeysuckle Honeydew
Yellow - Lemon Drop
Bright Pink - Summer Fruit
Pastel Pink - Strawberry Sorbet

Now to the fun part, what flavours did i order?? 


There are a few different flavours to choose from but the two that stuck out to me the most were -

Strawberry Sorbet

Sweet Mint

I eventually want to have one of each flavour, they're so adorable, the pastel Pink & Mint looked so cute together :)




The Lip Balms Are...

- Long lasting & moitusrising 
- Made with Shea Butter & Vitamin E
- A new smooth spherewhich  precisily glides on to your lips
- Gluten Free
- Paraben Free
- Petrolatum Free
- Phthatate Free

EOS Lip Balms are 95% organic, 100% natural and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidants which are rich in vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil. EOS keeps your lips moist, soft and sensetially smooth. They are NOT tested on animals :)

Directions -

Twist Off Top. Pucker Up. Smooth On. Smile. 

As soon as these babies came through the post i couldn't resist not trying them out straight away. I layered up the Strawberry Sorbet and Mint and they tasted pretty amazing :)

I chose these flavours because Strawberry is an ultimate favorite taste of mine in a wide range of beauty products and it's one of my favorite fruits :D I then chose Sweet Mint because Mint is very refreshing and i heard that Mint is a great natural plumper of the lips...which means i'll have super moisturised a luscious lips ;) perfection haha

Hope you liked this review :) if you have any questions or any requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :) i love hearing from my lovely follower <3 p="p">

Have you entered my 1st ever blog giveaway yet?? It ends midnight on Saturday the 1st September. If not you can ENTER HERE <-- :3 

Lots Of Love

XOXO
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