Friday, 2 October 2009

Some good news!!

OMG, It's been so long since I have blogged, uploaded videos for YouTube and I have hardly been on twitter.
So what I have I been up to ay?
Well I recently started college, currently studying Beauty therapy :). So that has taken up a lot of my time, as it's the most important thing in my life right now. I'm all about EDUCATION, EDUCATION AND WELL YES EDUCATION.
Another thing I have to tell you is that my sister lost my camera in July in France and i bought a new one but that broke and I sent it to get fixed and it took nearly 3 months!! Yes 3 months it took to get my new camera fixed. So tomorrow I go to Argos to pick up the new camera. so you should expect more blog post from me.

Here is a list of what I have to blog about-
LOADS AND LOADS OF REVIEWS(illamasqua,mac,nyx,the body shop, maybelline etc)

Btw I made a few videos in august that were called august favourites do i upload them still but it's now October?

Olivia xox

Monday, 24 August 2009

Clarins Event

I was recently invited to a clarins event (recently being a month ago :), I had no camera at the time to blog :(. This event was to launch there new nude inspiration collection which is Clarins Autumn collection. >> Click Here <<> website. I met up with Jen at the station and together we went to the event and I saw the lovely Soraya, who i previously met at the Bazza event. We were then shown the new collection from Clarins and my mouth started to drool.

We got given 9 eyeshadows, 3 mascaras, 6 lipsticks, 3 concealers, 1 nude eye shadow palette and blusher and highlighter and 5 skin care products :)

Now for the swatches-

This is such a pretty blue, i love wearing this on my lower lash line or on my tear duct(inner corner).

I love this colour, I've actually been wearing it as a blush :)

This colour is perfect for the crease, it kind of reminds me of 100 strokes from mac bbr. But BETTER!!

I adore this colour i love mixing it with hot chocolate :)

Midnight blue is a gorgeous navy blue, perfect for smokey eyes.

This is a gorgeous neutral colour if you are to scared to wear colours :)

Again this and hot chocolate are perfect for the crease if you do not want to use a black eye shadow.

Pink frost reminds me of all that glitters from mac, but this is a creamier texture. I love putting this on my inner corner.

When I first swatched this colour i was amazed. I have never seen a colour like this. It's like a dark grey with blue and silver undertones.

I will swatch the lipstick tomorrow :)

Olivia xo

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lovin' & Hatin' 004

  • The Body Shop Event
    Which is tomorrow, I'm so excited to meet all you lovely girlie's :)

  • Going back to college
    I really cannot wait for college to start, I need something to do. Apart from shopping ;-)

  • The beauty community
    I feel like we are all one BIG family, whenever one person hears about an amazing products we MUST all go out and buy it :)


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Yet again, I depotted this last week and it has started to dry up! HELP!?!

  • British weather
    The one day we have an event and it decides to rain, Hello frizzy hair!

Olivia x

Monday, 10 August 2009

It's things like these...

That make my day that little more special

Saturday, 1 August 2009

It's all about Meh!

Vital Statistics:
Me: Olivia
Nicknames: Livia, Hovis(bread best of both because I'm mixed race), granny Chan etc
Birthday: 3rd August
Place of Birth: Birmingham, UK
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Male or Female: Female
Occupation: None atm :( ( I have a job interview on Thursday)
Residence: Birmingham
Screen Name: OliviaCosmetics

Hair Colour: Dark brown
Hair Length: Just below my shoulders
Eye colour: Brown
Best Feature: Hair
Height: 5 ft 8
Braces?: I had them when I was 14/15 but took them out as i wanted my gap back:).
Glasses?: Nope
Piercing: Ears
Tattoos: None.
Righty or Lefty: Righty

Your 'Firsts':
First best friend: Sarah
First Award: Loudest laugh year 11
First Sport You Joined: Rounders
First Real Vacation: Jamaica
First Concert: Spice Girls ;)
irst Love: Daniel

Movie: Life/Notebook/Titanic loads
TV Show: Apprentice
Colours: Lime greens and corals
Noah And The Whale- Blue Skies
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't no mountain high enough
Noah and the whale - Five years time
Andy Williams-Moon river

Candy: rhubarb and custard sweeties
Restaurant: La tasca or pizza express
Store: Too many
School: Secret
Book: Lets pretend
Magazine: Look
Shoes: Heels

Feeling: Happy
Single or Taken: Single
Eating: rhubard and custard sweeties
Typing: This
Online: Nope
Listening To: Andy williams - moon river
Thinking About: Bed
Wanting: A job
Watching: The computer screen
Wearing: Jim jams

Want Children?: I want to adopt
Want to be Married: Yes please.
Careers in Mind: Makeup Artist :)
Where do you want to live?: Somewhere lovely

Have you ever:
Kissed a Stranger: Yes
Had Alcohol: Yes
Smoked: Yes, It made me sick blerughh
Ran Away From Home: Don't think so.
Broken a bone: Yes
Got an X-ray: Yes
Broken Someone's Heart: Yes
Broke Up With Someone: Yes
Cried When Someone Died: Yes
Cried At School: Yes

Do You Believe In:
God: depends
Miracles: Sometimes
Love At First sight: No
Ghosts: No
Aliens: No
Soul Mates: Yes
Heaven: No
Hell: No
Kissing on The First Date: Why not?
Yourself: YES

I tag anyone who wants to do this....

Olivia x

Lovin' & Hatin' 003

  • It's my birthday in 2 days ( 3rd August)

  • Dorothy Perkins and New look sales
    I've never spent so much money on clothes in all my life.

  • My new camera (Click here)
    It's an early birthday present.

  • Clarins Makeup
    I went a clarins event a few weeks back and they gave us some of the makeup and I love it, reviews will be up soon.

  • Garnier 3 in 1 face wash
    No matter what I use to wash my face I always go back to this.

  • The Body shop cocoa butter body butter
    I've been using this on my elbows, knees and feet and they are so soft I've even bought two more :)

  • Charity Shops
    I bought so many nice things:)


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Don't get me wrong I love UDPP but the packaging is really ticking me off I'm now at the point where I have to depot it which is annoying!

  • British weather
    Please just make up your mind!!!!!!

  • Being a makeup addict
    Not good for my bank balance.
Olivia x

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Review: Garnier Pure Active Spot fighting 24hr moisturiser

What Is It?
Garnier's Pure Active Spot Fighting 24hour moisturiser (Mattifying Formula)

How Much?

What It claims?
It's effective mattifying and moisturising formula delivers an instant double action to help fight spot and improve the skin appearance. The effective formula with salicylic acid, helps to purify and mattify the skin to protect against spots even before they appear.
Enriched with a natural active derived from blueberry, the formula soothes and smooths the skin - visibly improving skin texture and clarifying your skin tone.

What I think?
Ever since I got the spot fighting 24hr moisturiser I have been using it religiously every morning and night after cleansing and toning my skin. I must say I never used to wear foundation as my skin always looked oily and by mid morning I had no foundation on. After 3 days of using this moisturizer I noticed that my skin was not oily, my skin had a matte/satin finish.
Also I have noticed that it's helped my spots especially on my T-Zone . I normally get spots on my T-Zone because It's quite oily, but now there is hardly any oily there I haven't had NOT 1 SPOT!

Would I recommend It?
Yes, especially if you have a oily/combination skin and are acne prone.

Star Rating- 5/5

Olivia x

Monday, 13 July 2009

Monday poll

Monday Poll

Mood: Very annoyed, I'm just having one of those days you know, all my friends are on holiday, I have no money, I quit my job :(.

First words out of my mouth this morning: Shower time.

What I’m looking forward to this week: Nada.

One thing I’d like to improve about myself: how to say NO! I just can't say it.

On my makeup lust list: MAC 131 brush, 2x mac 15 pan palettes

What i ate: chicken salad and water.

Cheeks: MAC tippy blush

Lips: lollipop loving

Outfit: green top, grey leggings and a little cardigan.

Fragrance: Paris Hilton- Heiress (Smells lovely)

Weekly goals: Try to blog more :)

Sorry if this Monday poll sounds depressing, I'm just having a bad day :(

Olivia xox

Thursday, 2 July 2009

I Wish My..

Bedroom looked like these...

The thing i love most about bedroom are neutral colours, I often find that when you have harsh colours in your bedroom you wake up angry or upset. But when you have neutral colours you can wake up more relaxed :)

Olivia xox


I really hate having no nail varnish on my nails, so this morning I decided to paint them :). Plus I think nail varnish makes your nails look so much better. Here is what I put on my nails, I love this colour so much.

It's the Barry M Nail Paint in - Spring Green 290.

Olivia xox

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Bargain of the week 001

So last week was Garnier/Maybelline event and while I was at the train station waiting for my train. I decided to go into Boots and have a mooch at the make-up counters and found this Max factor lipstick Called Raisin, it is one of the prettiest lipsticks I had seen. But guess what they did not have it in stock, I was so upset :(. But as I was walking to the counter to pay for some paracetamol Guess what i saw? A sign saying "Clearance", so I had another mooch at the makeup and what not to find THE MAX FACTOR LIPSTICK IN RAISIN :D, I was so happy and the price was even better it said £3.00 on it. The regular Max factor lipsticks are £7.82 so it lipstick was reduced by £4.82.
So here is the lipstick.

And here is the swatch, I think this is such a gorgeous colour, this is definitely the bargain of the week :) x

And here it is on my lips. Yes I know I have big lips :(

Olivia xox

Sleek Palette In Chaos

Yesterday, I decided to pop into town to go shopping as I heard New look is having a massive sale on. (More about that later).
First I needed to go into Superdrug to get a few bits and bobs. I was walking past the sleek counter and I really wanted to get the sleek palette in chaos and there new neon palette(not to sure what it's called). But guess what? They were all sold out :(. So I carried onto the til and saw the sign Clearance and decided to check it out, I saw load and loads of stuff from there and guess what I found?? THE SLEEK PALETTE IN CHAOS THAT I WANTED WOOHOO!
But one of the eye shadows was broken, but it didn't bother me at all, so here is the palettes.


The sleek palette was supposed to be £4.87 but because one of the eye shadows is broken it was only £2.50 Bargain.

Here are all the Eye shadows, there are 12.
Here are the swatches, they are very pigmented.
And here is the Broken eyeshadow :(.

Olivia xox

Friday, 26 June 2009

Garnier/ Maybelline event

Yesterday I was invited to attend a Garnier/ Maybelline event, which was fun to meet all you lovely girlies again. So Garnier has recently bought out new products that I think was made for me.
Here is the new Garnier Range it's called "Garnier Pure Active" Which helps get rid of spots from day one. Here is what is in the range
-Black head cleaning scrub
-Spot purifying toner
-Deep Pore Unclogging Wash
-Spot fighting 24hr moisturizer
-Spot-on Roll on Rapid Soothing Relief


Someones head lol.

Holly, Gemma & Vicky

Rebecca & Natalya

Holly and Vicky with Mr. Fitty... ;)

Group shot

Everyone talking

Another group shot

All the goodies, They were so heavy. This is only 2/3 of it. I have given the rest to family and friends :)

Olivia xox

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Happy Birthday Piper x

Hiya, Sorry I haven't blogged In a while . I've been feeling very ill recently and haven't had the energy to blog.
So today was my cats birthday, yes my CATS birthday. You might think I'm quite strange but I always celebrate her birthday. If you know me, you'll know that I love animals so much. So here is my gorgeous Cat her name is Piper(Pie-per) and she is 6 years old today(60 years old in cat years)

Here is Piper, She's so pretty :).

LOL, here is the card I got her :). Don't you think It's cute :).

Do you celebrate you pets birthdays?

Olivia oxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Forever 21

So after watching many videos on hauls from Forever 21, I decided to look at there website CLICK HERE.
I must admit that I am pretty Jealous of you Americans, So here are the things that I have my eyes on :).

Heart & Jeweled Bow Necklace
Mesh Bow Drape Necklace
Hummingbird Necklace
Owl Necklace
Mesh Flower Pearl Necklace
Pearl Drop Flower Earrings
Dove Disc Hook Earrings
Metallic Accent Hoop Earrings
Classy Chic Pearl Earrings
Pearl Tassel End Necklace
Chain Link Hoop Earrings
Lacquered Bow Stud Earrings
Jeweled Ball Bow Earrings
Jewel Eyes Owl Necklace
Framed Bird Necklace
Mini Owl Necklace
Tear Drop Thread Earrings
Flying Rose Hoop Earrings
Laser Heart Dangle Earrings

Laser Heart Dangle Earrings
Wire Wrap Earrings

Lace Ball w/ Bow Earrings
Shell Shape Earrings
Scallop Shell Earrings
Jeweled Teardrop Pearl Earrings
Perforated Dangle Hook Earrings
Crosses & Coins Necklace

Flower Petal Pearl Earrings

Faceted Tear Floral Necklace

Bouquet Elastic Bracelet

Iridescent Floral Hoop Earrings

Alicia Dangle Earrings

Lol, I know there are loads here, but I REALLY narrowed It down to the ones I like the most! I estimated this to be around $150 which is about £100ish. :) Looks like I need an International swap :D

Which ones are your favourite?

Olivia xox