Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Short Story.

£29.99, River Island

£30, Topshop

£35, Warehouse

£30, Topshop

£22, Miss Selfridge

£20, New Look

£24.99, River Island

£32, Oasis

£32, Topshop

£35, Warehouse

£55, French Connection

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Pretty Tough

£30, Warehouse

£100, New Look

£38, Miss Selfridge

£35, Topshop

£50, Topshop

£45, Warehouse

£24.99, River Island

£30, New Look

£35, Topshop

£40, Asos

£45, Oasis

£70, Topshop

£79.99, River Island

£25, Asos

£15, Accessorize

£15, Asos

£3, New Look

Monday, 22 March 2010

Review - Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen

Another one of my goodies from Eyeko was the Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in black.

I've been a bit wary of pen eyeliners since I splashed out on Mac's Penultimate Eyeliner last year and being bitterly disappointed. The colour payoff is pretty poor and it takes a lot of work to get a decent line. Not only this, but I'd also end up with flaking eyeliner after a few hours...not good.

So this offering had a lot to prove!

First impressions were good, the nib of the pen is much larger and is nowhere near as dry as the Mac pen, which means it doesn't take as much work to get some decent colour. It has a much nicer, glossier finish - looking more like liner than felt tip. It also goes on a lot smoother, though it is still not as easy to get a nice straight line as it is with liquid liner - but I don't know if that's just me. It took a couple of sweeps and a bit of correcting to get a good flick, which is much more than I'm used to. However, despite taking a bit of work to get right, once the line was there, it wasn't moving. It lasted all day with no smudging and took a bit of effort to remove in the evening. This is where I think pen eyeliners really come into their own.

Top: Eyeko Graffiti, Bottom: Mac Penultimate liner

All in all, this is a liner that will stay in my make up bag, and whilst it won't usurp my L'Oreal Super Liner, I'll definitely reach for this when I want my liner to stay put all day long. And for anyone considering the Mac Penultimate liner - get this instead, and save your precious pennies :)

Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen retails for £5.

Saturday, 20 March 2010


Eyeko Pastel Polish.

Apologies for the messy nails! This colour is really pretty, not sure why I never picked it up before. I think I always thought it was more like Barry M's Mint Green, however this is a little more pearlescent. My only gripe was that it took a few good coats to get an even coverage - there's nothing worse than 'blodgy' nails! However with 3 generous coats, it looks great.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Remember Me....

On Wednesday night I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of 'Remember Me' held at the Odeon Leicester Square.

This was the first film premiere I've attended, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect, especially considering the star of the film is none other than Robert Pattinson *cue screams*. But I pulled on my gladrags (i.e. wore some heels) and was met by this...

(I love this poster...ha ha)

Mayhem right? I later found out that some of the girls there had been there since Tuesday night, just to get a glimpse of their favourite vamp...and a quick autograph. You have to admire their dedication!

Walking down the red carpet was a bit of a surreal experience - I say walking, but being a quite literal nobody (compared to the z list celebs that usually frequent these events) it was more like being herded down there as fast as possible. RPatz was just as attractive in the flesh and spent a good hour on the red carpet meeting his fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures. It was really refreshing to see someone who is aware of his fame and makes a real effort to make his fans' night, rather than just doing a quick scoot around and running into the cinema.

Once we got into the cinema we were able to watch the interviews and arrivals outside whilst waiting for the film to start. I've been to this cinema before and it is lovely - absolutely massive but still quite intimate, and with leopard print seats...amazing!

We got a quick introduction to the film from the producers and the stars - slightly awkward I might add - then it was time to begin...only half an hour later than billed.

The film itself wasn't quite what I'd expected - it was much more 'real' and there was less of a focus on the romance, more on the way we deal with tragedies, family and everyday life. It's definitely very sad, but has some lovely sweet moments as well - again, very true to life, which is quite refreshing to see in films these days.

One word of warning - if you're planning to go see this (which I would recommend) don't read up on it too much as you'll spoil it! I knew what happened and it took away from the film a bit - serves me right for being nosy eh?

All in all, it was a great experience - here's hoping more premieres are coming my way and I can slowly claw my way up to the Z list - ha!

(premiere images via getty)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring has sprung!

£28, Topshop

£25, Topshop

£24.99, River Island

£18, New Look

£30, Topshop

£24.99, River Island

£22, Accessorize

£34, Urban Outfitters

£60, Office

£32, Urban Outfitters

£10, ASOS

£10, Accessorize

£16, Topshop

£6, Miss Selfridge

£14, Topshop

£16.99, River Island