Saturday, 31 August 2013

BLOG SALE: DKNY Ladies Ceramic Fashion Watch NY8140 - SOLD!



Hello Lovelies! I am super excited today as this is my first blog sale yay! I never thought I would be doing a blog sale but eh I am!

I recently got gifted DKNY Ladies Ceramic Fashion Watch NY8140 and I super like it but unfortunately, I already have enough watches. Therefore, I have decided to sell it instead.

The watch is brand new in the box. It has all the tags and protective film on it. The retail price for this is £185.00 (Click here to check out this watch in HSamuel) but I will be selling this for only...wait for it...*drumroll* £120.00!  - I am willing to negotiate the price a bit ;) Delivery will be free !! It will be sent First Class Recorded so it should be with you very soon!

Sorry if some of the images are a bit fuzzy my camera was acting up -__-


If your interested in buying, please comment down below your email so I can send you an invoice on paypal. Once you email me your address and pay the invoice, I ship it to you the same day. Sadly, I will only be sending this to UK buyers. If you have any questions please don't hesitate ask in the comments.

-Kookii ♥

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Nail of the Day # 1

Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish in Royal


Sorry guys I haven't I been blogging lately, I just have been so caught up in the whole GCSE result, sixth form, colleges blah blah blah... I am exhausted! I hope everyone that received their GCSE results this week got the grade they were hoping for and hopefully got into the sixth form/college that you wanted. I'm happy I got the grades I wanted and got into the sixth form I wanted and now to celebrate I am going to treat myself to 3 boxes of sweet and yummy strawberries. ^.^ hehe!

I decided to show you guys the nail colour I have been loving this past week. I hardly ever just paint my nails one colour - I ALWAYS have to do some kind of nail art. But this time I just didn't feel like doing anything else to my nails because I am sooo in love with this royal blue colour. It just makes me so happy looking at it. :) I recently have been trying to grow my nail and have been shaping them a square shape ( I usually have rounded nails ) and I think this colour suits silver rinsg so much that I have been wearing them non-stop!

I only painted one coat and without top coat, mainly because I couldn't be bothered. It lasted quite a while, some of the nails did chip but I just painted over it again. I think with 2 coats and a top coat this would last a week , I'm sure. This was my first Top Speed nail polish by Revlon and I was surprised how quick it did dry. very impressed! Though, one thing I don't like is the smell of this...it smells kinda funny...I don't know how to explain it.

This is available in Boots and Superdrugs for 6.49 but I got mine from Fragrance Direct for 99p :) Check out my last Fragrance Direct Haul.

What nail polish have you been loving recently?

-Kookii ♥

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Beauty Wishlist #1



Don't we all have a never-ending list of products we want to get and try out? I know I have! I decided to make a wishlist to share want I have been wanting recently.It was hard to limit it to only 5 products but I somehow managed to do it. Let's get started :)

1. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude
I saw this ages ago and I was intrigued by it since then. I use a white eye pencil on my waterline to make my eyes look more awake and big but sometimes it can look too harsh and unnatural. Therefore, when I saw this and how it's a nude colour I thought it would be perfect for me.

2.Sleek Blush
I don't know what shades I want the Sleek Blushes in so I didn't specify. I have seen many good reviews and I have also swatched this instore and I absolutely love it. I also love the packaging...it's oh so sleek (see what I did there). I can't wait to get this soon. 

3. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow
I have recently started to wear more eye make up and have been looking for a good base for my eyeshadows. I have been wanting to get MAC Paintpots but after I saw the Maybelline ones being compared to MACs I knew I had to try these before buying any MAC ones. The colours that pop out to me were On and On Bronze, Everlasting Navy and Pink Gold - I hoping to get them whilst Maybelline still has the 3 for 2 offer on. I wish Maybelline did more neutral shades rather than bright glittery ones. 


4. Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels
I recently saw some blog post about this blush and after hearing about it so much I thought I might check it out. The next time I was in Topshop (which isn't often) I swatched it and it was gorgeous. However, the queue was sooooo long it wasn't worth the wait. So next time I'm in Topshop, I'll definitely be picking this up.

5. N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720A 
I have never been the bronzer type of person mainly because my bronzers look too dark and almost muddy on me. I have light skin so finding the light colour bronzer is hard. I came across this product a few times and I finally decided to research it and from what I have seen and read online I seriously believe this is the bronzer for me. Sad thing is though that this isn't available in the UK :( Oh Poopie! So, I don't know how I will be able to get my hands on this. I'll probably try eBay or Amazon.


What's on your wishlist? Have you tried any of there products, if yes, what do you think them?

-Kookii


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Monday, 12 August 2013

Day Out: Westfield Stratford City + Haul

On Sunday, me and my sister decided to go out to Westfield since we haven't had a day out in such a long time. Choosing where to go was easy as I was in a serious mood to shop and of course the perfect place for that was Westfield. We went to Westfield Stratford City rather than London mainly because it's bigger. I was super excited and I thought I might share my experience with you guys. I was hoping to take a lot of picture but sadly I was too distracted by other things that I forgot to  :( Oh well, at least I have a few pictures to show! Also, we we're allowed to take pictures inside the shops (I don't know why?! ) so as soon as any shop assistant saw my camera they ran straight to us to tell us we couldn't take any photos T.T
We started with the ground floor and worked our way up. The first store we went to was Beauty Base. I was looking forward to go this store because it always has really cheap stuff, mainly perfume and make up. I managed to snap a few pictures before we got told off . hehe. I naturally gravitated towards the make up area and they have a very large selection of L.A. Colors products. I decided to get a clear mascara, not for my eyelashes but for my eyebrows. It was 99p so I thought I'll give it a shot. There was a large selection of nail polishes and I tried to stay away from them or else I would end up buying all of them. As I was about to walk to the check out I saw the L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils. I immediately stopped and started swatching them. I found a white one and it reminded me of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. I have been wanting that for ages but just never got it. So when I saw this and it was only...wait for it...99p! I quickly chucked it in my basket. I rumaged through the rest of the colours available and I found a balck one, a pinky and a rusty one. There were so many colours to choose from and they were all 99p I was just overwhelmed so I decided to only get 4. I'm very pleased with Jumbo Eye Pencils, they are very creamy. I haven't tried them out properly yet so we shall see if I'll like them after using them. One thing I did notice when I reached home was that there was no way for me to wind the eye pencil up and something like that. I didn't think these can be sharpened because they are made of plastic not wood. So I was seriously confused, I searched online and apparently you sharpen the plastic which sounds very strange but we'll see when the time comes.

After that we just went through the ground floor and then the first and then the second and we hardly bought anything. I guess we made it like a mission to go through the whole shopping centre that in the end we couldn't really shop properly. The only other shop we bought something from was Kiko. About a month ago, I saw that Kiko had a sale online and I really wanted to get the Glow Touch Lips & Cheek Tint because they were half price. I didn't have anytime then to go so when I saw Kiko I kinda hoped that it was still in stock and luckily the first thing that I saw when I walked in was the Glow Touch Lips & Cheek Tint. I was so happy but unfortunately the shades I wanted weren't there :( Oh Poopie. But still I decided to get one in the shade Pleasant Pink Azalea which is a very 'Pleasant Pink'. They were 2.90 each.
L-R L.A. Colors Jumbo Eyeshadow in Sunglasses, Sea Shells, Sand Castles, Cherry Blossom, Kiko Glow Touch in 04 Pleasant Pink Azalea swatched and blended

One of the shops that stood out was David & Goliath. It had some of the funniest stuff ever. It was all so cute and quirky. I definitely will be buying something from there soon.


After walking for ages, we finally sat down to have lunch. Oh my, lunch took forever. There are soo many places to eat that you're spoiled for choice. My sister collected a few menus from some of the restaurants and we sat down to choose where to eat from. At the end we decided to with a Thai restaurant called Rosa's. I chose Tom Yam Rice Noodles with Beef which was 8.99 and my sister got a rice and curry kind of dish (we can't remember the name >.<) and that was also 8.99 I think. My portion size was huge! It took me an hour to finish it all! My sister finished quite quickly and continued on shopping whilst I sat by myself eating and eating. We also got some steamed buns from a restaurant called Lotus Leaf. They were nice but not the best I have eaten. 


After over an hour of sitting and eating, I was STUFFED. The shopping centre was about to close soon so we quickly headed to Bubbleology to get some Bubble Tea. I love bubble tea and I was looking forward to it the whole day. Thankfully the line wasn't long (the last time we got bubble tea we waited for an hour -__- ) I got Strawberry and Cream with strawberry popping boba in large and my sister got Mango Fruit Tea with Orange Popping Boba in Large. They were 4.25 each so for the two it was 8.50. After getting out bubble tea we headed home. I was super stuffed thanks to the big bowl of noodles but still I finished all the bubble tea because it was super duper good.

Overall, we had a fun day. We spent more money on food than actual shopping! Hehe :) I really enjoyed everything and had an excellent time!

-Kookii♥

Have you been to Westfield? Have you tried Bubble Tea? What's the most fun thing you've done this week?

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Fragrance Direct Haul



I am pretty sure many of you have heard of Fragrance Direct which is known for their discount makeup. I have heard so much about it that I thought last week that it's about time I made an order from them and guess what?...I DID! :)

Before I started fishing for products in the website, I searched online for any discount codes or something. I was able to find a free delivery code for orders over £20. I wasn't sure if my order will reach £20 but to my surprise my total was £22.38 which meant I could use the discount code and my final total was £20.39! Yay for free delivery!

This may be a surprise to you but I didn't order any Essie nail polish! Nearly every Fragrance Direct haul I have seen have Essie nail polishes. At only £1.99 I can understand why everyone always buys them. However, if I were to do nail polish shopping as well then I would have probably have added all the nail polishes to my basket. I'll probably do a separate order for nail polishes (though I sneaked in a nail polish into this order anyway).

I ordered this on Wednesday last week and it arrived on the Wednesday this week, so it took 7 days to arrive which felt like forever because I was so excited about the delivery to arrive.

L-R  Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Contour Eye Shadow Brush, Smokey Eye Shadow Brush, Large Eye Shadow Brush, Blending Brush 
Bourjois Une All Purpose Brush
I order mainly consisted of brushes and lip products. I bought some of the Royal Cosmetics brushes mainly because it was so cheap. I haven't used these yet so I'm not completely sure about them. However, I do like the handle of the brush it feels very sturdy and expensive for such a cheap price. Maybe after I use them a bit I might do a separate blog post on them. If I do I will place a link here. I also saw an UNE all purpose brush and it was for only £1.99 so I thought 'Eh! I might as well add it to the basket'. The brush is smaller than I thought it would be. It isn't the softest of brush and a tad bit scratchy to tell you the truth but I still like it to pat on powder or blush.

Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish in Royal

The only nail polish I ordered is Revlon's Top Speed in Royal. I wasn't planning on buying any nail polish but when I saw this I was like - I MUST HAVE IT!! I have been craving a royal navy blue nail polish ever since I saw a Nails Inc nail polish in the colour Baker Street. However, the Nails inc one is £11 but this one was only 99p.

Royal Lashed Out Individual Lashes in Long
I have been wanting to try out individual lashes for a while now so when I saw these for only £1.99 I thought I have to give it a go. I chose the long lashes and I think they are the perfect length for my lashes as my lashes are quite long naturally. It comes with an glue and a mini pair of tweezers. The tweezers aren't that comfortable to use so I might just chuck them away and just use my own tweezers.

L-R Maybelline Sensational Lipstick in Coral Pearl, Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rouge and Notting Hill , hattan Soft Mat Lip Cream in 53 M, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Nude Lustre, Astor  Perfect Stay Transferproof Lip Tint in Blushing Rose

I was really excited to see the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss and I was so happy the shade Coral Reef was in stock when I was browsing but sadly by the time I reached checkout it was out of stock :( Oh Poopie ! I was devastated so to make up for it I decided to buy it in the shade Nude Lustre(which I don't think smells very nice) because I thought it would go well with Rimmel's Moisture Renew lipstick in the shade Notting Hill Nude which I also decided to buy. I came across the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in the shade Coral Pearl and I was immediately attracted to it mainly because it had the word 'Coral' in it...I ain't gonna lie :) The Rimmel lipsticks are so far so good. I had them for a day so I don't know much but I really like the colour and feel of them. Note to be taken, after taking the picture of the swatches, I tried to wipe them and I noticed that the Rimmel Lipstick in Rouge did stain my arm a bit. Rouge is a very interesting colour because it looks quite dark red as a bullet but when swatched it's much lighter and has a pinky purpley undertone to it. Never judge a lipstick by it's bullet ;) I was also super excited for Manhattan's Soft Mat Lip Cream because it looks like a dupe of NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams. I have never tried NYX one because I can't easily access it so I can't really compare it with the Manhattan one. I really love the Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream! They're so creamy at first but in a minute or two it becomes completely matte. The last lip product I got was Astor's Perfect Stay Lip Tint which is amazing so far.

Mudd Original Face Mask

The only piece of skincare product I purchased was a Mudd Original Face Mask. I haven't used this yet but I am excited.

L-R Maybelline Sensational Lipstick in Coral Pearl, Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rouge and Notting Hill , hattan Soft Mat Lip Cream in 53 M, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Nude Lustre, Astor  Perfect Stay Transferproof Lip Tint in Blushing Rose

I might do a separate review for some of these products in the future after I have used them so I can give you my final verdict. If there is a specific product you want me to review then please comment down. If I do do a separate blog post on these then I will link them.

Here is the list of everything I bought and the savings I have made.

Astor Perfect Stay Transferproof Lip Tint (Blushing Rose (151)  - 99p RRP=£4.99
Bourjois Une All Purpose Brush  - £1.99 RRP= £8.49
Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 6.5ml (53 M)  - 99p RRP=£3.99
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick (Coral Pearl (852))  - £1.99  RRP=  £6.99
Mudd Original Mask 50ml  - £2.50  RRP=  £4.99
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss (Nude Lustre)  - 99p  RRP=  £6.49
Revlon Top Speed Nail Colour 14.7ml (Royal (730))  - 99p  RRP=  £5.99
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 4g (Notting Hill Nude (720)) - 99p  RRP= £4.99
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 4g (Rouge (850))  - 99p  RRP=  £4.99
Royal Angled Eyeshadow Brush  - 99p
Royal Blending Brush  - £1.50 RRP=£3.99
Royal Conture Eyeshadow Brush  - £1.25 RRP=£3.99
Royal Eyeshadow Brush Large  - £1.25 RRP=£3.99
Royal Individual Lashes (Long)  - £1.99 RRP=£4.99
Royal Smokey Eyeshadow Brush - 99p

Total Cost = £20.39
Total RRP Cost = £70.85
Total Saving = £50.46 <-This is a crazy amount of saving!! O.O

I am overall very pleased with Fragrance Direct and my products. I will definitely be making more orders in the future if they continue to deliver such great products at such amazing prices :)

-Kookii ♥

Have you ever ordered from Fragrance Direct? What would you order?

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Friday, 2 August 2013

Bold Pink Gradiant Nail Tutorial





I haven't done my nails in ages so when I did decide to do my nails I knew a simple one colour wasn't gonna satisfy my need for colour. I decided to experiment and try something a bit different not just a plain wash of colour. I hope you like the nails and lets get started with the tutorial (yay! my first ever tutorial).


I decided to go with pink only because I felt like it but if you want you can use different colour combinations. 

This step isn't very important so don't worry if you don't have a base coat, you can just skip this. However, using a base coat will not only protect your nails from staining but also fill in any ridges in your nails so your nail polish application will look sleeker. The nail polish I am using is Barry M's Clear 3 in 1 Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener.

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Now just apply any white nail polish. I am using Sally Hansen's white nail polish. It doesn't matter if it gets a bit messy because at the end you can just clean up the edges with a cotton bud and a bit of nail polish remover.



Ok, this bit is a tad bit complicated... nah not really, it's actually really simple. Cut a piece of tape and cut a V-shape. Now before sticking this tape on your nails make sure you stick this to eithter to the back of your hand or your shirt to make the tape less sticky. Make sure that your nail polish is absolutely dry and the tape isn't so sticky because there has been times when the nail polish was ruined because the nail polish wasn't dried fully or the tape was too sticky. Once the tape is only about 25% sticky, place the V-shape two thirds away from the tip of the nail (see picture above). Then apply the light pink colour and quickly but carefully remove the tape. This should leave you with a nice V-shape. Then do this to the rest of your nails. Now you may have some imperfections and mistakes, for example my thumb nail, to fix this just apply white nail polish to make the line sharper. By the way, the pink nail polish is by Barry M in the colour Strawberry Ice Cream.



 
Now this step is the same as the previous step but instead place the V-shape tape half way through the pink nail polish as shown in the photo. Then simply apply the darker nail polish and remove tape. Repeat the same to the rest of your nails. The nail polish I am using is Essie's Tour de Finance.

Apply a top coat to seal everything together and to get a glossy finish. Allow for it to dry and you're basically done except don't forget to use a cotton bud and nail polish remover to clean up around the edges. After that, ladies and gentlemen you have your finished look. 


What do you think of this nail tutorial? How have you painted your nails today?

-Kookii ♥