Monday, 28 November 2011

I'm dreaming of a Christmas wish-list..

Have you ever just thought that if money was no option what would your dream Christmas list be? Well it's Monday night & I'm bored. So here it is. I know I'm never going to wake up on Christmas morning with these gifts waiting for me, my family is neither rich or poor & I work for my luxuries & I wouldn't change it for the world, but a girl can dream right? ;) 

Okay, so Those boots aren't the exact ones that I first wanted, in work the other day I saw a lady wearing the most beautiful quilted patent riding boots by UGG and I fell in love with them, I tried to google them to find the price but they're no where to be seen! (if anyone can find them send me a link please) so I searched ebay & found these which are so similar, these are only £29.98 which is probably considerably less than the genuine UGG ones. You can find these ebay beauties here.  

The three lipsticks on the list are the YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in #1 Nude Beige which is so beautiful & I absolutely adore the packaging, it looks like the old school lipsticks my Nanna would have had. The two other are the Viva Glam lipsticks from MAC. I've had the pink one before I got it when it came out & when it was discontinued I was gutted, specially as the one I had got stolen so I was so happy when they released it with the Holiday 2011 collection with the nude shade & a gorgeous red makeup bag. 

Chanel Bronzing base is another I've always wanted but I just can justify spending that amount of money on a bronzer so getting it for Christmas would be perfect! Same along with the Sigma brush set. I love the purple colour & the Packaging is gorgeous and so handy if you want to safely transport your brushes. 

Lastly as a complete dream luxury is the Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM bag in the colour Purple is has the hefty price tag of £1,480.00 which is the most money Ive ever wanted to spend on one thing. & If I were ever to come into that kind of money to spend on a bag it would definintley be this one. I'm in love with it, all the other colours are gorgeous too.

& Obviously not everyone can even dream about these kinds of things so I'm taking part in my Cities local 'Operation Christmas Child' scheme and will be sending off a lovely package to hopefully make someones Christmas :) 

Luce, xoxox

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Review: Xen-Tan

This is the first ever fake tan I ever used, in my whole life. Okay; so I'm really pale I have the natural skin colour of a typical British, Blonde haired blue eyed girl, accept I dye my hair dark now so I just look yucky pale. The first time I'd heard of this fake tan is in 2009, at The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham. Xen-Tan had a stall there & they were trying it out on people & my friend bought some and the lady asked me if I wanted to try it & I was like 'Erm, No sorry I don't really wear fake tan" (wierd how well I remember this) but she was like oh but it was made for people with your complextion it was made by a woman with your complextion (I don't know how true that is, or if she was just sweet talking me) but I was like Okay.. 


First off, the colour:  it's like a dark brown/light brown depending on if you have the weekly or daily one so you can see clearly where you're rubbing it in. Which in case of a bad experience is such a good thing because the last thing you wanna do is let it develop & you turn out like a patchwork quilt :( NOT a sexy look ladies. The texture of this product is so creamy, it's really lovely. It kinda looks like melted chocolate - I know, heaven right?! It's so gorgeous & velvety? If you even understand how I mean that. Also it's made with all olive tones, so you won't come off like you've rolled round in dorito's.

The smell of this product is to die for. It's so nice. On the picture above it has that it has a vanilla sent, but I think you know when you buy a hot chocolate & it has that vanilla/chocolate cream smell? That's what Xen-Tan smells like. Not biscuit-y like other fake tans, nor does it leave a nasty residue on your skin afterwards, it's just a gorgeous clean tan.

You can get this products online at also: Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, House Of Fraser, Fenwick, Debenhams, John Lewis & Saks. I know they ship to the UK but I have no idea about international shipping, I've scanned over the website and I can't seem to find anything.

ALSO: at the moment they have a offer on if you can get a tube/bottle of tan, a body scrub & a tanning mitt for like £29.99
GRADUAL/LIGHT:  WAS: £34.97 NOW:£29.99
LIGHT/MEDIUM: WAS: 34.97 NOW: £29.99
DARK: WAS: £47.97 NOW: £39.99

ALSO: If you buy now you'll get free UK delivery & 10% off your next order?
YOU'RE STILL READING?! WHY haven't you already gone over to!
that's such a good deal!

Overall: This is my all time favourite tan ever. I've tried many since then & none of them have compared.
You should all try it. Even if you're a fake tan virgin like I was, Xen-tan transformed me!

DISCLAIMER: I have been in NO way prompted to write this review, I bought xen-tan with my own money. They have not contacted me to send products for me to write, and everything I've written has been my honest opinion. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Get to know me more.

Hello you lovely ladies!
As I'm still relatively new to the world of blogs I thought I'd do this tag to help you learn abit more about moi. I'm gonna do the 13 personal questions tag, done by alot of youtubers! 
I stole this from 'hehe' 

Onto the Q's.

1. What do you order at Starbucks? 
I actually don't go to Starbucks, I've never actually been. I'm more of a Costa kinda girl, in there I order a Medium Caramel Hotchocolate, YUM. 

2. What is the one thing in your closet that you can't live without? 
 Hmm, tough one. At the moment it'd have to be my cream coloured chunky knit cardi from Primark. I wear it all the time & I love it, its super warm. 

3. What's the one thing most people don't know about you? 
Well funnily enough.. This blog. No body in my 'Real' life know I write it. My boyfriend does, but I think that is all. Also that I'm a sucker for crime shows, movies & books, they facinate me.

4. What's one thing you want to do before you die? 
Travel the world! I've ALWAYS wanted to go to America, I've only ever been to florida. I want to go to NYC & Also I'd love to go to Canada also. Paris, Monte Carlo, Australia, China.. SO many places. So yeah; if I ever get the chance I want to go travelling. 

5. What's one food you can't live without? 
Chicken, It's the only meat I eat.. I live off it. 

6. What's one quote you live by?
I never really had one of these since something bad happened in my life, and the quote is 'All my windows still are broken, but i'm standing on my own' It's a lyric from the song 'Sky scraper' by Demi Lovato. I adore her and that line just means so much to me now.  Also 'Just Believe' is another that means a lot to me for personal reasons.

7. What do you like and dislike about the YouTube community? 
Ohh.. Erm, Although I don't make YT videos because I'm basically not confident enough I would LOVE to. Its such a good way to express yourself, but what stops me is the abuse some beauty guru's get, I wouldn't be able to handle it all, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I'm way too sensitive. 

8. What's your number 1 song on your iPod/iTunes? 
hehe, It's 'Who Says' by Selena Gomez. 

9. What kind of style would you describe yourself as having? 
Wierd, Edgy, Rocky but still classy & girlie too.

10. Your favourite number? 
548. The date me and my boyfriend got together but without the O's so we got together on 05.04.08, cheesy I know.

11. Two hobbies?
blogging & singing (: 

12. Two pet peeves? 
OH MY GOSH. This could take a while. Firstly I HATE, and I mean HATE! people who use their social network profile to constantly MOAN about every little thing in the whole world. Like seriously, cheer up. Especially when you know that person has nothing to complain about. Uch a fi. Sorry a little welsh added in there. Secondly It's gotta be boys who think they're too attractive or your not attractive enough for them to be polite to you. OH MY GOSH, it annoys the hell out of me. I know some girls do it too so boys & girls who do it I just hate it. Just because you don't find them attractive doesn't mean you can be rude. 

13. Your guilty pleasure? 
Justin. Drew. Bieber.
I know, I know, most people hate him, but I happen to adore him. Such a cutie. 

Nos Da! Luce xox

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Pucker up..

I haven't posted in so long! I'd love to turn round and say I've been mega busy doing loads of really cool things, but I haven't the coolest thing I've done lately is the 'Twilathon' which was good. By the way - Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 .. HOW AMAZING?! The book was better, but still, had me in tears! Anyway.. I'm back, with a Lipstick post! These are the ones I've been loving at the moment! 

TL-R: 17 Showbiz, Mac Shy Girl, Mac New Temptation (sheen supreme), Barry M  64,  Mac Chatterbox,  Illamasqua Scandal. 
T- Clockwise: Mac Chatterbox, 17 Showbiz, Barry M 62, Mac Shy Girl, Illamasqua Scandal, Mac New Temptation. 

These 6 lipsticks are the ones I use the most recently. Illamasqua and the Mac Chatterbox are pretty similar to be honest, the only difference is Scandal is a matte lipstick and Chatterbox is an Amplified Cream lipstick. 

Short post, I'll be back with some more asap!
What are the lipsticks you're loving ATM?! 
Love, Luce xoxoxox 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A,B,C ..

This is here just because it's a beautiful picture, taken from Tumblr. Not by me.

Hello Beauties! 
Another post from me this weekend! It's my first Sunday off work in about A year & I'm so so bored, waiting for my Sunday Roast made by the Father has been the highlight of my day. Also lots of cuddles from my Collie/Spaniel cross. He's beautiful! So I thought I'd take up some time by doing the A - Z tag thing found on Brittany's Secret So yeah.. 

A - Age : 18!
B- Bed size:  Double 
C - Chore You Hate:  Cleaning up Smudge's Poop -.- 
D – Day:  Today? Its Sunday.
F – Favorite Colour: Purple!
G – Gold or Silver:  While Gold ;) 
H – Height: 5’2" :)
I – Instrument:  Guitar.
J – Job Title:  Sales Assistant.
K – Kids:  Not just yet, Thank you!
L – Live:  Cheshire.
M – Mum’s Name:  Elaine.
N – Nicknames:  Luce? 
O – Overnight stay at hospital:  Don't think I've had one!
P – Pet Peeve:  When girls give you evil looks for no reason, and boys who think they're too attractive to talk to you, ew. 
Q – Quote from a Movie/TV show: Hmm, not sure tbf. 
R – Right or left-handed: Rightyyyyyyyeah.
S – Siblings:  Two Older sisters - Julie & Debbie. One Older brother - Simon.
T – Time you wake up: 7-7.30 am :)
U – Unique about you:  Everything ;) 
V – Vegetable you hate: Cabbage, Broccoli, Sprouts, Cauliflower, ERGH.
W – What makes you run late: Not getting out of bed haha.
X – X-rays you have  had: Left pinkie &  Elbow.
Y – Yummy food you make: My boyfriend says I make the best steak ever? hehe.
Z – Zodiak sign: Leo :) rawr, ha.

This little babe, is Smudge :)

BEAUTY isn't he! Anyways; that's all for now guys.
Much Love, Luce xoxox

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Remember, remember the 5th of November..

L-R:  Khaki Parka, Models Own Beetlejuice in Purple Blue, Berry Jumper,  Distressed Skinny Jeans,  Maroon flats,  Black & Red skater dress, Aztec waterfall cardigan, Illamasqua Sob cream blush, Camel jumper.
Hello Beauties! Hope you're all having a lovely safe bonfire night. These items are on my current wish-list; I've asked for them for Christmas so its more my fashion type Christmas list. I have fallen in love with the new Models Own collection called Beetle Juice. I've asked for the whole collection for Christmas because you can get the whole collection plus a top coat for £20! Total bargain if you ask me, everyone loves a good bargain.

Just a short post today. Hope everyone has a brilliant weekend!
Much Love, Luce xoxox 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Just a quick question..

Happy November beautiful followers! :) 

I hope you all had a nice Halloween! I certainly did, I had college in the day which consisted of a debate about children dressing years above their age & size 0 - it got very heated & our tutor was loving it, we were all getting our opinions out and saying if we thought something was wrong or if we agreed it was a good way to let my stress out I tell you! After college I came home, put on my dead army girl costume, with fake scar and everything & went out in Chester City Centre with all my lovely friends. We went to a terror tour in a club which I really did poop myself at! There were people jumping out in masks and amazing scary costumes. It was all fun, Then we danced, got drunk, danced a bit more then strolled home at - What did you guys do? 

the makeup I did for my army girl. the red splodge is the fake scar wound. crappy quality because I quickly took it on my laptop. 

Finally - I'm in my last year of College now, and It's time for my Final Major Project. For my research I just wanted to ask all your opinions on what the media portrays as the 'perfect' body image, and what its doing to teens in ways of eating disorders and aiming to get a boob/nose/ job. Also your opinions on Size 0 - If any of my beautiful followers would give me their opinions to help me out I'd really appreciate it!

Much love, Luce xoxox