Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Jumping On The Bandwagon: Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Hello lovely person reading this,

Long time no talk! I'm terrible at consistent blogging, honestly it's shocking. Anyway, I wanted to show you something I received in the mail the other day. Dun da da da! Jeffrey Campbell Litas. Can I get a hallelujah? So I know every man and his dog (okay maybe not the dog but you know what I mean) has these babies, but I wanted them. I needed them. I had to buy them guys. Especially when I saw that Nasty Gal were having a 30% off Litas sale. The standard black pair that I got are usually $162, but I got them for $113.40 plus shipping.


From the moment I saw the adorable box they came in, I was in love. Pink and cats, what a winning combination. I ordered a size 8.5. I'm a size 8-9 usually, and they fit pretty much perfectly. The 9 would have been fine too, but I think the 8 would have been a bit snug especially because I wear them with socks. I'm 5'8.5 which is already pretty tall. The heels are 5.25 inches and the platform is 2 inches so I'm basically a giant in them. Even though it's nice to feel little and cute when wearing flats, you've got to embrace that height ladies. Besides, the kind of man I want to meet should be taller than me even when I'm wearing these bad boys. And believe it or not they are actually really comfortable and easy to walk in. I wore them for 11 hours the other day and didn't die. Crazy, but true.

Hope you're all well!
Annie xx


Saturday, 7 July 2012

First Ever Makeup Haul, Yay!

Hello lovelies,

Just throwing it out there, I went a bit mental and bought a load of makeup. There were some new things that I wanted to try and some things I had to repurchase. Before I tell you about what I bought I'd like to give a little shout out to blogger and YouTuber xoFemmeBeauty, for alerting me to a few beauty products that are at long last available in Australia. Yay!

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman 'Core Collection' Makeup Brushes $44.99
I can't even describe how excited I was to hear that these brushes are now available at Priceline. I first started lusting after them when I saw Tanya Burr using them in her makeup tutorials. The set comes with a detailer brush, pointed foundation brush and a contour brush. I mainly bought it for the buffing brush though, which is amazing. You also get this cool case/stand type thing with it. Bonus!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory $15.29
I purchased this from ASOS because it was cheaper there than in store in Australia, but then I saw it on sale in Priceline for $15. Now I know it's only 29 cents but it's still annoying because I paid more and had to wait for it to be shipped here. I like it though! I would agree with the blurb on the bottle that it gives the skin a natural radiant glow. However, if you have oily skin, put the bottle down and head for the hills, this ain't for you!

Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder in 'Natural' $11.40
Best face powder out there. Oil free, fragrance free, a good amount of coverage and cheap! Enough said.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory $13
This is about the third time I've repurchased this concealer. It's illuminating and doesn't dry out my under eye area. The product runs out pretty quickly though I've noticed. Actually, are there any other under eye concealers you can suggest for me to try?

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in #04
A beautiful, dramatic purple lipstick.

Topshop Lipstick in 'Infrared' £8.00
I ordered some black and white striped Motel Jordan Jeans from Topshop the other day (love them), and while I was at it I decided to pick up this lipstick. It's a lovely orangey coral colour, made popular by the beautiful YouTuber and blogger, Zoella. I managed to get a bit of a discount by using a promo code I found online. I always scour the internet for them when I'm feeling stingy.

OPI Nail Polish in 'Black Shatter' and 'Blue Shatter' $9.95 and $7.95
I had been wanting to try shatter polish for ages and was cheering when I saw the OPI ones on sale at Priceline. OPI polishes usually cost around $20-$30 in Australia so I got them at a bit of a bargain price. When I layered the black one over an orangey nude, a tonne of people (okay three) said that from a distance it looked like I had leopard print nails. I don't have the time or the steady hand to attempt leopard print nails so I'm happy to stick with creating the illusion. My mum and sister bought me the blue version (which was even cheaper than the black one) today as a surprise. What cuties.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish in 'Your Majesty'
They also brought me this silver polish because they thought it would look good layered underneath the blue. I'm testing out this combination tonight, because I have nothing better to do with my Saturday night. Speaking of my sister, she also has a blog (that she updates more frequently than me the organised soul) which you can visit by clicking here

Models Prefer Eye Primer
I'm good at remembering to prime my skin, but always forget about my eye lids. Picked up this cheap primer, fingers crossed it's good.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in #05 Too Cool
A lovely all round pearly highlight. I threw away my receipt so I can't remember exactly how much it was but it was less expensive than I would have thought. Last time a hyped up product was released in Australia, the Revlon Lip Butters, they were pretty expensive. Don't even get me started on the price of Mac over here. So thank you Maybelline for being considerate of poor uni students.

That's about it for today guys. Wow, I think this is one of the longest posts I've ever done. I hope I didn't bore you too much! Let me know what you think!

Peace out girl scout,
Annie xx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Seedy Sunday Blogging

Hey party people,

I'm currently lying in bed with a toasted cheese sandwich, watching MasterChef and thought I'd check in with you. I wanted to show you some photos that my friend and I took last night on the good old webcam. High point of the night: spending time with my best friend Ashleigh. How gorgeous is she, honestly?  Low point of the night: taking a sip of a strangers drink thinking it was mine and having him look at me like I was a drunken lunatic. I just got confused okay guys! Needless to say I am feeling a bit seedy today. I'm on uni holidays now so I'll hopefully be able to get on here more often! I've missed all (16 hehe) of you! How's life?

Love love love,
Annie xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Braces Suck!

Hi petals!

I got braces when I was 18.

Why didn't I get them at age 13 like a normal person, I hear you ask? Well, in primary school I thought braces plus glasses was equal to social suicide. And when I started high school I stopped worrying about my teeth... For the most part.

Two comments about my appearance stuck in my head. Don't you just love the brutally honest stage that kids go through? Upon seeing my teeth, a young girl said to me 'Wow, you really need braces.' Ouch. Then, I heard through the grapevine that my boyfriend's friend thought I needed to get my teeth fixed. Double ouch. It's funny how small criticisms from random people can stay with you.

Anyway, I decided to get braces so that I never had to worry about my teeth again. I was lucky enough to get the clear kind, so they weren't that noticeable. But I still cried upon looking at myself in the mirror for the first time. I'm a drama queen, I know.

Guess what?! I got my braces off the other day! Joy to the world, hallelujah, woohoo!


By the way, these photos are from my instagram account. My username is anniegxoxo if you would like to sneak a peek at my everyday life in pictures.

Love love love,
Annie xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sydney Shenanigans

Hey pumpkins!

How are you?! Tonsil (or lack thereof) update... After feeling a bit better, my throat is hurting a lot today. According to my specialist that's normal though! I just can't wait to feel 100% better!

So as I sit on the couch sipping on my creamy pumpkin cup-a-soup and watching The View, I thought I would blog about the trip I took to Sydney a few weeks ago. I went with two of my best friends, Tim and Bec, to see the official Harry Potter exhibition. If you haven't heard about it, it's basically an exhibition which displays all of the props and costumes from the Harry Potter movies. I'm a complete Harry Potter nerd so oh my flipping God it was amazing! Here are a few pictures of our hotel room, nights out, and our trip to the aquarium. We also climbed the tallest building in Sydney and I tried an ABC shot for the first time. It burns!


Sydney is wonderful, and aren't my friends beautiful? :)

Love love love,
Annie xx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Bed Rest + Laptop = Online Shopping

Hey dolls,

I got my tonsils out on Wednesday! Although I can't really eat, drink or speak at the moment, I get to spend 10 days being waited on in bed by my wonderful mother. So yes, I am quite enjoying being a hermit. I bought Skins Season 4 on DVD and am partway though the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Having all this free time also means that I can catch up on my blogging, Facebook stalking and most importantly, engage in some serious online retail therapy! Here are some of the bargains I've picked up in the last few days...

First I stopped off at Miss Selfridge. Usually I try to avoid websites which charge for shipping but I don't think £9.00 is too bad. Even though I was slightly disappointed with a dress I bought from there a while back (it looked nothing like the picture), I decided to give it another crack.

Black 'Wild Cat' Tee £10.00
Gold Textured Peterpan Collar £16.50
Silver Cat Ear Tunnel £5.00

I posted a photo of the cat earring on Facebook, and so many of my friends fell in love with it. I'm pretty sure I bought the last one though, because when they went looking for it the website was out of stock. Oops! I also showed my boyfriend what I bought and I think he's a bit worried I'm turning into a crazy cat lady! ;)

I have a confession to make... I'm slightly in love with ASOS. I picked out eight items, which came to a grand total of $128.14. Then I used the code 'OUTLET10' to get 10% off! And even better, my birthday is coming up so mum said she'd foot the bill as part of my birthday present! Woohoo!

ASOS L'amour Jumper $21.09
Models Own Lip & Cheek Rouge $9.73
Bourjois Volumizer Mascara $16.22
ASOS Spike Charm Necklace $12.98
Motel Gypsy Spots Gypsy Halterneck Playsuit $22.71
ASOS Spotty Peg Joggers $20.28
ASOS Houndstooth Pom Pom Scarf $12.98
ASOS Multi Knit Scarf with Fur Pockets $12.17

Let me know what you think about what I picked out! I am so flipping excited to get the packages in the mail! I've still got eight days of bed rest left, so there's plenty more time for shopping. What are some of your favourite online shopping sites? I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

Love love love,
Annie xx