Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Emmys: Best Dressed

Hey guys, long time no see! Sorry this is becoming a pattern but believe me when I say I am dealing with some intense personal issues right now that definitely merit the time off from blogging. However, I'm making a quick return because the Emmys were Sunday night (like I need another distraction from doing my homework) and, thus, I had to, of course, do my obligatory Best Dressed list because, as a huge TV fan, the Emmys is an awards show I somewhat care what the results are - and, yes, I realize there are wayyy too many commas in that last sentence haha.

I wasn't as in love with this year's red carpet fashion as I was last year's (of course, last year had Nina Dobrev who just makes any red carpet that much better), but there still plenty of standout looks. Color was definitely a big trend of the night. My favorite being blues and teals. Orange and yellow were also popular colors, but as you can tell from the absence save one on my list, it wasn't a huge hit to me.

Sidenote: Congrats to Homeland and Modern Family on all the wins, but if it were up to me, Breaking Bad (a big ol' freaking congrats to Aaron Paul for Best Supporting, Drama, btw) and Community (still can't believe it wasn't even nominated) would have swept the drama and comedy categories, respectively. But anyway...on to the fashion!

#1 - Heidi Klum - Alexandre Vauthier

#2 - Tina Fey - Vivienne Westwood 

#3 - Sarah Hyland - Marchesa

#4 - Zooey Deschanel - Reem Akra

#5 - Kristen Wiig - Balenciaga

#6 - Jessica Pare - Jason Wu

#7 - Giuliana Rancic - Rafael Cennamo

#8 -Sofia Vergara - Zuhair Muhrad 

#9 - Padma Lakshmi - Monique Lhullier

#10 - Hayden Panettiere - Marchesa

What was your favorite Emmys red carpet look?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Crush

Instagram - sophiemakeup

After I wrote my post on Revlon JBK Stain in Honey, I found a £2 revlon voucher and as the kissable balm stains were still at £5.99, I couldn't resist buying another one!

I went for Revlon balm stain in Crush, a lovely cherry colour which I would never normally brave! It doesn't look that dark on the lips, but it has buildable coverage. 

I think this is perfect for autumn and i've loved wearing it already! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Topshop Suffuce

Topshop £6

I added this to my basket last minute when I was placing a cheeky topshop order as I thought it looked like a lovely Rose Gold nailvarnish. I would never normally buy a nailvarnish without seeing it in store or as a swatch first but I love Topshop nailvarnishes and already have quite a collection so I knew I would like the consistency and finish.
I can't quite figure out the exact colour of this nailvarnish, Topshop describes it as 'Rose' but I think it looks a bit more bronzey or maybe just light gold with a hint of rose. It's a pretty colour and I think this would work really well as an accent nail as well.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jessica Nail Oil

 Jessica Phenomen oil -£11.60 feel unique

I was recommended Jessica Nail oil by my local Nail salon to use after I had shellac done. The Nail technician had tried twice to give me shellac nails, but due to my weak, peeling nails, the shellac just kept on chipping. 

I've tried strengthening/repairing base coats, but they just don't seem to work on my nails. I thought I would give Jessica Phenomen oil a go to see whether it would help as It contains moisturising ingredients such as Vitamin E, sweet almond oil, jojoba and Rice oil to keep the nail supple.

This smells amazing, its like a subtle almond smell, a bit like marzipan. Its not greasy and can also be used on dry elbows, knees and feet. I use a drop on my nails almost every night and massage into my cuticles. I've been using this on and off for about 3 months now and I can definitely notice a difference. My nails no longer peel, they feel much stronger and they're even growing faster! I have been giving my nails a couple of days break in between wearing nail varnish and I think a combination of that and using the nail oil have really helped to transform my nails.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Avon Supershock Mascara

Supershock Mascara - Avon

I saw this free with Marie Claire when I was in the supermarket, I was actually looking for a new mascara and thought I may as well give it a try as getting the magazine was a lot cheaper than buying my usual mascara!
This isn't normally the type of mascara that I would go for, I like my lashes to have a lot of volume and length but Supershock gives your lashes a more of a spidery effect. I had to use quite a few coats to try to make my lashes look fuller! 

It has a really good formula that doesn't budge or flake off during the day and it's amazing at coating every lash and layering up without clumping. The wand is quite big and bulky and with all the little spikes if you accidentally poke it in your eye it really, really hurts lol! Perfect for a more natural look or spidery effect if you prefer that look.