What's In My Travel Make-Up Bag?...

December 28, 2012

Aloha Lovelies!

So I didn't intend to do one of these posts, but I got so excited whilst packing for my holiday (yes, packing really does float my boat), that I just couldn't resist showing you what I was taking with me!

Now, I'm only going away for a week and for some of you this might look like quite a lot, but I can assure you, I'm not taking as many clothes as I normally do when I go away, so I'm allowing myself to take a little more make-up etc. as I am enjoying mixing my make-up up a lot at the moment! (You fellow beauty lovers should understand!)

So first of all, this is the contents of my make-up bag. The bag itself is from Ted Baker and I just love it. It's the perfect size and I love the signature Ted Baker look of it.

So when it comes to foundation I couldn't just take one! So I'm taking, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and Maybelline Fit Me Foundation*. I love all three of these foundations as they all offer something different.

For the face I'm taking two blushes, Topshop's Cream Blush in 'Head Over Heels' and MUA's Blusher in Shade 4. I am also taking my Sleek Face Contour Kit in 'Light' and my Collection 2000 Pressed Powder. For Eyebrows I'm taking my Sleek Brow Kit in 'Light', MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 19-Matt and MUA Clear Mascara (to set them with) in Shade 1.

Now when it came to eyes I decided to just take my Clinique Eyeshadow Quad in 'Plum Seduction' as it is small and gives a variety of colours. I am also taking my MUA Professional Eye Primer and two eyeliners, Loreal Super Liner Perfect Slim and Rimmel Waterproof Gel Liner. For Mascara I'm taking Rimmel Scandle Eyes Waterproof Mascara, Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara and Clinique High Impact Mascara as they all work well together.

 For Lips I decided to just take a simple pink (Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade '101'), some Vaseline and a vampy red (Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade '107').

For nails I couldn't quite decide (suprising?) so I ended up taking Essie 'Fear and Desire', Models Own 'Garnet' and Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'.

 My choice of perfume is Zara Women Black. Now, I have never owned a Zara Perfume before, but they are actually really nice. This smells just like 'Le Petite Robe Noire' from Guerlain and yet it's a fraction of the price!
And finally when it comes to make-up brushes I just kept it simple so decided to take some of my Real Techniques set plus one Clinique Powder Brush. From L-R, RT Contour Brush, Clinique Powder Brush, RT Detail Brush and RT Buffing Brush.

I just want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I'll see you in 2013.

Happy 1st Birthday Love Vintage!

December 27, 2012

Aloha Lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and spent lots of time eating and being merry! I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a while, life has just been so busy at the moment that I simply haven't had the time, but in the new year I promise I'll get back into the swing of things!

Today is a very significant day because on this very day 1 year ago, I had the idea of starting a blog. Before I started blogging I didn't watch YouTube videos or read anyone else's blogs, I just had a love for creating outfits and messing around with make up looks. I started Love Vintage because I just wanted to post pictures and natter about what I had a passion for, and little did I know that it was going to be a success and that anybody would even read it. I just did it for me because I enjoyed it and I still would hope it is that way. All I can say to you guys is thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read about my crazy little ideas and babble about the things I like! So Happy Birthday Love Vintage, I can't believe you're 1 already!

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I go off on holiday for a week now (phew, I need the break!), and I'll have little internet, but have a great New Year and I'll see you in 2013. This is only the beginning and the rest is yet to come.

Cosy Up...

December 13, 2012

                                                                 Aloha Lovelies!

FINALLY after over 10 days I have managed to get pictures to work on my blog! * Hallelujah!* so I shall now be back to blogging as always and I have so many posts lined up to do!

So after seeing a beautiful striped jumper in Topshop, but at the rather large price tag of £36, I oomed and ahhed about whether to buy it. 'Was it worth the money?' I thought, but, when I was having a stroll around the shops I came across a jumper very similar jumper in * surprise, surprise  PRIMARK. Also the plus point was that it was only £8! I bought it straight away and have not regretted it since!

It is a beautiful chunky knit, navy and white striped jumper. It is so cosy and warm and I have barely taken it off since I bought it. I got a size 18 as it was all they had left, but it fits really well as an over sized jumper. It looks amazing with a chunky knit scarf and a leather jacket, but it can also be worn over things like maxi-skirts and dresses. I think this is such a versatile piece and it was just such a bargain. Thank goodness for Primark.

Jumper Primark, Jeans Topshop Leigh*charity shop*, Bag Primark *charity shop*, Scarf ZARA, Socks Topshop and Boots Office, Ring Rosy Jewellery and Lipstick Kate Moss for Rimmel 107.
What bargains have you picked up in Primark recently?

November Favourites...

December 02, 2012

Aloha Lovelies!

I'm back with my November favourites and again, without trying to sound corny- where has the month gone?! It has gone so quickly but I am now oh so excited as its nearly CHRISTTTMAAAAASSSS!
Now it is December, I am allowing myself to get excited. In fact last night, I even lit a fire just to feel christmassy! But anyhow, I'll stop with the rambling and these are a few of the things that I have been loving this month.

I have no doubt that most of you will have already heard of this product as it is super-raved about in the blogging world, and now, I can see why. Without sounding gross, I didn't even know my face could feel this clean. It removes make up amazingly and although daunting at first, removes your eye make-up as well. It just feels like it's going deep into your face and removing all of the daily make-up and grime. It shall now be a holy grail skincare product of mine.

I know this is a bit of an odd thing to have in a favourites, but I really do like this product. I have really weak, thin nails that break and split a lot. After using ordinary polish remover and feeling like it was damaging my nails, I decided to use this hoping it would help. I really do feel like it has worked slightly and it is well worth paying the extra pound or so compared to an ordinary nail polish remover.

I love this lipstick. The colour is a beautiful, quite a natural looking baby pink. Although it is matte it does feel a little creamy and the colour pay off is amazing. I think it's much more wearable than the Kate Moss 107 which I have, and is raved about a lot. I think I want every single lipstick in this collection though as they are just beautiful!

I absolutely ADORE this nail polish. I have worn it so much! I got it free with Glamour magazine and it is probably one of the best free gifts I have ever found. It is a beautiful navy blue colour that is a wonderful alternative to black. I just love it, and last time I checked it was still available with glamour mag, but I'd hurry to avoid missing out on a bargain!
This is also another really raved about product. I have been late in trying this concealer, but I absolutely love it. It's coverage is fantastic and I use it under my eyes and on any spots or blemishes. I'm not sure about the colour on me (I bought 'light'), as I think it might be just a tad dark for my skin tone, but fair was a little light. I really do recommend this product though!
                                                  Poundland Tarten/Checkered Scarf
 I adore this scarf so much that I have even written a review on it! It is beautiful and only cost £1! I got mine in red but there were a variety of colours available. It is not the warmest, but for a pound you can't complain!
(Lipstick Kate Moss for Rimmel in 107) (Picture from Instagram -LoveVintageRocks)

Favourite Bloggers:
A couple of bloggers I have been loving this month are-
Abbie from A Blog By Abbie- I love her style both in clothing and writing. Also I love reading her latest reviews on beauty products!

Anna from Opshopaholic-
Being a vintage lover myself I was pleased when I came across Anna's blog. I love her style and the way she re-styles old clothing and makes them look amazing. I recommend checking her blog out!

Ala from alicja-ewa
I love how Ala's blog is not just about fashion and beauty, but about life as well. Her mix of interesting posts including baking and music, really make for a good read!

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