Tuesday, 26 May 2009

My First Haul

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. Mine was pretty jam packed, but there was still time for make up shopping. My boyfriend and I went to Westfield, London yesterday as he wanted to get some holiday bits, but as soon as we got there, first stop I dragged him into MAC! Ooops! The other products in this haul were bought today in Boots before I started work. So here goes...


(The flash on my phone is super bright, so apologies.)

Firstly I'll talk about the two lipsticks 
that I got...

I'm normally a lip gloss kinda girl myself, but lately I've been really getting into lipstick. I've also been steering away from my normal pinky shades, and going for something a bit more nude. (Barry M 101 is a staple of mine). 

So pretty late on the band wagon, I know, but never the less, I picked up MAC's Cremesheen lipstick in Creme d'Nude, which I LOVE. A really great nude colour, fab on its own or mixed with gloss, and it smells great too. Next to it is a cheap drugstore brand Natural Collection in Autumn Sunset. They appear very similar in the photograph, however the Natural Collection lipstick is a smidgen of the price of the MAC at £1.95! When swatched, Creme d'Nude is slightly more of a peachy colour, where as Autumn Sunset has a pinky undertone. 

I've yet to try Autumn Sunset, but I do have another of the Natural Collection lipsticks, Apple Blossom (similar to Barry M's 101), and I have to say that it is pretty damn good. They are moisture shine lipsticks, I tend to wear them on top of a chapstick, or Vaseline Rosy Lips, and my lips end up being super soft, and moisturised, so a big thumbs up for the drugstore product, and for £1.95 you can't go wrong.

The two eyeshadows I got from MAC were Retrospeck (left) and Honey Lust (right). Again, nudes. But both gorgeous gold shades. Retrospeck has a slight shimmer to it and I wore it all over my lid today, with no fall out, yay. Honey Lust is more of a coppery gold. Its lovely and sparkly, but again, no fall out. Good times. I have only just started collecting MAC eyeshadows, so these two bring my grand total up to 
four. (I already have Dazzlelight and Mulch). 

Next up, I got something I'd been unsure about for a few weeks now, which is the Barry M Natural Dazzle compact bronzer. I'd wanted to try Nars Laguna,which this product is being likened to, but I wasn't sure if it would suit my fair skin. Everyone seems to be talking about it lately, so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try. The Barry M packaging states that this product is a lightweight, matt bronzer that's suitable for all skin tones. I swatched it in boots today, and did think it looked a bit dark on my hand, however I bought it anyway...Egypt is two weeks away, and it might look fabulous with a tan. I'll let you know what I think of the product once I've tested it out. 

Next to the Barry M, we have something I've been wanting for the past couple of weeks - Prestige Baked Bronze Mineral Powder in St. Tropez. Its one of the most gorgeous bronzers I've seen, and this picture doesn't do it justice at all. It's a lovely natural bronze with shimmery gold veins running through it. When swatched, it doesn't come out all glittery, it just looks like a really natural colour, but again I'll let you know what it's like on the face once I've tested it out properly, I'm hoping it lives up to how it looks. Fingers crossed. And it was on offer in Boots - £2 off, so it only cost me £5.82, I had no idea it was on offer until after too, don't you just love it when that happens? 

Lastly, I got a nail polish, I just realised that I didn't photograph it individually, but its up there in my main picture ^^^ Recently I've had a thing for orange nails. I had looked at Barry M's nail paint in 136 Tangerine several times, but wasn't brave enough to get it. So I ended up with a more coraly orange, which I ended up putting coats upon coats on my nails to get it darker. So whilst in Boots today I walked past the Miss Sporty section and spotted the nail polish above which looked identical to the 136, just a cheaper version. So I went for it, and as it was so cheap, it wouldn't matter if I hated it because it was too bright for me. I just tried it out on one of my fingernails, and it looks lovely. VERY shimmery, and I think it will look amazing on my feet this summer. It does look like it will need two coats though, but that's fine. So another thumbs up for the cheap drugstore brand.


Sunday, 24 May 2009

Eylure Dylash

Hello lovlies,

I am happy to see that my followers have gone up, so hi everyone, thanks for following me! I hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous weather. It was my best friends birthday yesterday, I hosted a dinner party for her, it all went pretty well other than my fruit jelly not setting in time (in fact, it still hasn't set mow 24 hours later, ooops), luckily I had some cake alternatives. 

Today, other than tinting my eyelashes, (more about that in a sec) the day has been spent watching the football on TV - my boyfriend went off to Wembley early this morning to watch his team in the play off final, sadly, for him, they lost, and then we all moved out into the garden, to soak up the beautiful sunshine. 

So, back to the point of this blog...

With my trip to Egypt coming up (16 days and counting) I wanted to get my eyelashes tinted because I have very light blonde lashes and without mascara I honestly look half dead, not a good look when I'm trying to look glamorous around the pool in my bikini. I did purchase some Maybelline waterproof mascara, however my previous experience with waterproof mascara hasn't been that great - if anyone knows a good one that makes your lashes look thick, do let me know. 

So instead of going to the salon, because I'm trying to save every penny I can for my spending money, I thought I'd give Dylash by Eylure a go.

It can be found here but I got mine from my local chemist, and it was £6.99

The website states;;

"If the constant clumping and smudging of mascara is a daily nightmare, perhaps it's time for a change? Dylash eyelash and brow dye is the perfect answer for those who find mascara a trial but cannot go without. Darkening your lashes will immediately give your eyes a whole different dimension. Shiny, healthy looking lashes for up to 6 weeks.

Also use on brows for a more defined brow line - especially for toning in with your hair colour.

Available in Black, Brown and Blue Black

Tip: using clear mascara over Dylash will give you even lusher, open lashes without the possibility of smudges.

Celebrity fans: Lisa Kudrow, Martine McCutcheon"

The tint went on easy enough, it was just a little uncomfortable having someone else putting something on my eyelashes, I think it would have been easier for me to put it on myself in the mirror (but thank you Nicola for doing it for me, you're a star). 

The applicator itself was much like one of the plastic mascara brushes, so easy enough to get the product evenly spread through the lashes. My one complaint was having to keep my eyes closed for 10 mins after the product was applied, but that's just me being fussy. Then much like a hair dye, the tint was washed off my eyes, and I must say I was pretty impressed with the results, my lashes are black and more emphasised, but I have pretty long lashes anyway so I think that helped. 

Unfortunately it didn't work so well on my Mum as she has pretty short eyelashes. My lashes don't look any thicker, so I think I'll still be using lashings of mascara, but at least I won't be worrying about looking half dead around the pool in the day time on holiday. 

Overall, a thumbs up for Dylash, but I'll be keeping you posted on if it really lasts for 45 days.




Thursday, 21 May 2009

An Introduction


Welcome to I heart that, a brand new blog for me to share all my thoughts on fashion and beauty and all other prettyful things. I'm Rachel, I'm 22 years old and a Fashion Journalist living in South West London, England. I graduated from University last summer and have previously worked for the Daily Mirror newspaper and Reveal magazine. 

I have been blogging for many years now, having my own personal blog at livejournal.com but with my recent interest in make up, beauty blogs and make up tutorials on youtube and of course my degree in fashion, I decided it was time to create my own destination on the world wide web where I can obsess over and share pretty things. 

So this is me looking very pleased with myself on a night out earlier this year;;

 (I'm not an alcoholic I swear, the drinks were just on offer!)

10 random facts to help you get to know me better;;

1] I am naturally a red head, and up until November last year I had been blonde for 7 years, but after some encouragement from my best friend Nicola, I took the plunge and went brunette, and I haven't looked back since. I feel much sexier, and my hair is in much, much better condition. 

2] I drive a 4 year old black Mini Cooper and it's my baby. It's decked out with the chrome and leather interior and it's just gorgeous. 

3] My boyfriend is called Jack, we've known each other for about 2 years, but only recently got together. He's pretty amazing, and we are going to Egypt in two and a half weeks, excitement!

4] I am the girliest girly-girl you will ever meet, therefore my favourite colour is of course, pink.

5] I have an unhealthy addiction to shopping and go at least once a week and always without fail come home with MORE clothes.

6] My favourite stores are River Island, Oasis, Warehouse, H&M, Top Shop, Miss Selfridge & Zara, yes I am a high street whore.

7] I own over 150 pairs of shoes. I count them about every 6 months, I think I'm due a count up pretty soon. 

8] I have a slight obsession for handbags, sunglasses and watches. 

9] I love The Hills!

10] And lastly I'm a Virgo, I don't really believe in signs, but oh wells. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


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