Thursday, 29 September 2011

i love my docs!

hey everyone!
so here they are - my birthday present. ABSOLUTE BEAUTIES.
and i know they're extremely love hate, but i must say i absolutely love them and im determined to get more in different colours - top of my wish list being the white ones!
they were £80, and as i said they were a birthday present from my mum and dad.
i got them in schuh in brighton and mine are in a size 6!
i'm really excited to wear them with loads of different outfits! i wore them the other day when it was reasonably warm with a chunky jumper and denim shorts, but now obviously the weather is getting freakily warm for september/october in england (29 degrees where i live!) so they're going to have to be put away for a while *sighs*

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


hey everyone!

so sorry the posts haven't been coming as thick and fast lately. as you know, i went back to school a few weeks ago so i've had school work and homework to do. it's my last year which means dreaded GCSE's (dun dun dun.) I'm also getting stressed about A Levels - we have to pick soon, and I have a rough idea of what i want to do but it's more where am I going to go?!

also, you may know that it was my birthday last tusday! i had a busy week last week, then I went shopping on saturday and sunday with my birthday money hehe. i will be doing a post about my birthday present because it's too beautiful not to be admired ;D

so sorry again!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave requests. i don't know what to blog about :(

maddie xx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

no.7 tinted moisturiser review!

hey everyone!
so todays post is a review of the no.7 tinted moisturiser. i really wanted a new tinted moisturiser because i've been using the natural collection one for AGES now, and as much as i love it i wanted to try a new one. i got mine in the lightest shade - fair.

obviously, it doesn't have great coverage because it's a tinted moisturiser, but i think the coverage is very buildable. my skin isn't that bad, it's just quite uneven and i have a lot of redness around my nose and a fair bit on my cheeks, so i never need an amazing amount of coverage but i do like a decent amount just to be sure. you can make this from a very sheer coverage to a light/light medium coverage in my opinion.

it also blends very well. i find the natural collection tinted moisturiser is quite hard to blend, and i think that's because it dries so quickly. but this one doesn't dry as fast so you have more time to blend it in more thoroughly.

i also really like the finish. with the natural collection one, i have to powder because it's way too dewy for my liking - overly dewy, and usually i like a matte/satin finish but this gives you a really gorgeous glow without making you look shiny.

feel free to make any requests below!
thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

my 16th birthday meal!

hey everyone!
so last night i went out with my friends for an italian for my 16th birthday! my birthday is actually on tuesday, but i didn't want to celebrate on a tuesday night really!
it was such a lovely evening and i had an amazing time! thanks to all my friends for coming!
sorry i haven't been blogging much lately: first full week at school, bla bla bla. but i will be doing a couple of reviews soon :)

leave any requests below!
maddie xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

prestige cosmetics!

hey everyone!
i suggest you get your arses down to boots now. prestige have this offer on, i can't remember exactly what it is but it got me £68 worth of stuff for £17! if that's not a bargain then i don't know what is!

all that for £17.. £17, i tell you! i'll tell you my thoughts on the things i've tried already :)

lipsticks - i got two lipsticks (i do love me a bit of lippie!) in pink diamond (left) and beautifully buff (right.) the lighting in the pictures of the lipsticks aren't very good i'm afraid, pink diamond is kind of coming up a bit purple in the picture and beautifully buff has a bit more of a pink tone to it. i love the packaging of the lipsticks and they both go on so nicely! they're really soft and you can tell they're good quality lipsticks. out of the two, i prefer beautifully buff because i found a colour in the natural collection that i LOVED called 'rose bud' but it broke and it wasn't practical to take out, and beautifully buff is pretty much the exact same colour.

lipgloss - the shade i got the lipgloss in is soft peach, and it's such a soft, subtle nude colour. i love it! the texture is strange. when you press your lips together it's quite sticky, but you can't feel you've got it on like some lipglosses i've tried. great texture, great colour, great product!

bronzer - i cannot get over how big this is. it's a beast, i promise you, you'll get value for money if you pick this up! this one is in the shade sunkissed, and there was another one which was called something like terracotta, but sunkissed is the lighter of the two. i love this because it's matte, so it looks more natural. also, it's not too dark so it gives a really nice subtle tan to your skin which i like because, lets face it, no one wants to use a bronzer which makes them look like a wotsit.

highlighter - i'm in love with this. it's gorgeous! it's next to the bronzer in the picture by the way. it just looks so natural on your cheek bones and makes you look all glowy! it's also really big, not as big as the bronzer but you won't run out of it anytime soon i can guarantee! it also, like the blushes (which i haven't tried,) looks really pretty because it's baked so it looks all marbley!

kabuki brush - i used this to apply the bronzer and it's great! it's not the softest brush in the world, but it does the job brilliantly! it's a great size and shape for bronzing your cheekbones and into your hair line. i've never seen the point in using a huge brush for bronzing because i'd be a scared it would go everywhere! but this brush is great for bronzing!

so i haven't actually tried any of the eye things i got (sorry!) but just so you know, i got the my biggest lashes mascara, the white eyeliner and the eyebrow pencil in blonde.

i also got the mineral foundation, but i swatched the fair one on my hand and grabbed what i thought was the fair one, but it wasn't til i was in the car that i'd actually picked up the medium-beige one, which is way too dark for me. i was pretty gutted, but all of the other fabulous things i got made up for it :D

if you have any requests, leave them below :)
thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Thursday, 8 September 2011

band obsession: two door cinema club!

hey everyone!
so i've found a new band which i am absolutely obsessed with and can't stop listening to!
they are two door cinema club! they were one of those bands that i'd heard of but never got round to listening to. then i was watching glasto highlights (did any of you go?!?! so jealous if you did) and i saw them and i was like 'OMG I KNOW THIS SONG! I LOVE IT!' i found myself dancing around my front room.
they're so quirky and cool and feel good! their songs make me happy and i wanted to share my favourite song of theirs with you! they're one of those bands that you know their song but you don't know that you know it :)
i looked up the genre of them because i don't really know what to call them and google informed me that they are classed as 'indie rock,' and i listen to that sort of music a lot. that and 50's/60's era (frank sinatra, ella fitzgerald, sam cooke, the beatles.)

i also made the mistake of saying to my mum, who is strawberry blonde, that i thought the lead singer was the coolest ginger ever. *note to self* think before you speak maddie! :P
if you like them like i do, some other songs to check out are: what you know and i can talk.
let me know if you'd like to see more music posts! i love music, it's important to me and i'd like to share that with you too :)

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

byebye summer!

hey everyone!
so summer is over for me and i start school again tomorrow. kind of looking forward to it actually! it will be nice to get back into a routine! although, i'm going into year 11 which means exams, exams, exams!
this post is just to say that i've had such a fantastic summer, and i thought i'd share a few snaps with you! it's been so great and thanks to everyone who made it so great - even if you're not reading this!
i've also been blogging a fair bit through the holidays which, of course, i've loved! i love you all and i love this blog :)
but unfortunately, the blog posts won't be coming as much as they have been because i'm going to be busy with school and stuff, but i will try and post at least 2 a week! no promises though!

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

get your freak on tag!

hey everyone!
i saw this tag on youtube, and thought it's a good one. i like doing these because it's like you can get to know me a bit better! i hope you like them too!

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?
madz. well, my family call me it and a couple of my close friends.
#2. What's a weird habit of yours?
i have quite bad ocd habits! for example if i need to do something, be it going out or doing something little like having a shower, i'll say a time and i won't do it until it's bang on that time. also, i'm pretty tidy! i have other weird ocd things i do but i can't think of them off the top of my head :L
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
i don't have any phobias. phobias are pretty extreme, aren't they? but i have a thing about feet and moths. feet disgust me (lol) and moths, i just hate them! i don't know where it came from! i hate it because they're everywhere in the summer, and when i walk into my bathroom there's like 50 of them.
#4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast && belt out when you're alone?
i have two - shame by robbie williams and gary barlow & don't stop believing - they're definitely both guilty pleasures!
#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
i HATE hypocrites. omg. and two faced people! and when people demand attention. i can't stand that. (this is all a bit ranty isn't it?!)
#6. What's one of your nervous habits?
i get giggly when i'm nervous. i laugh all the time!
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
erm, i have a single bed so the middle? i don't have anywhere else to sleep on my bed haha.
#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it's name?
when i was born i was given a pink teddy bear by my brother. and it's called kimberly because my brother wanted me to be called kimberly because it's the name of the pink power ranger, but he had to settle for the bear being called kimberly instead. i still have it!
#9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
i've only been once and i had a hot chocolate, simple! i don't like coffee or tea.
#10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
probably rubbing your eyes. well, i don't preach beauty rules but i always agree with people when they say you shouldn't scrub at your eyes, but i'm guilty at attacking them with a face wipe!
#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
erm, away from the shower? i don't really get this question, lol
#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
i have REALLY bendy thumbs. like, when i do a thumbs up the top part of my thumb is really bent over, and i can make it so it goes flat.
#13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?
chocolate. i'm a MASSIVE chocoholic. i could eat anything with chocolate in, and when i'm at a restaurant i order a chocolate desert - i can't resist!
#14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
i have a couple. when i'm being sarcastic i say 'brilliant' quite a lot. i'm constantly asking people if they're alright, most of the time instead of saying hello to someone i say 'you alright?' it's a habit i can't get out of! and i also say 'do you know what i mean?' when i finish a sentence, just to make sure ;D
#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
well, when i go to bed i wear pyjama bottoms and an old top - i don't have a set thing i wear to bed.

hope you enjoyed the tag!
also, i was thinking of doing a 'song of the week' thing, so at the end of every week i'd post a video of the song i've been listening to most. what do you guys think? and if i do it, will i get done for copyright?

thanks for reading!
maddie xx