Friday, 28 May 2010


It seems like a while since I've been blogging - sorwwwyyy! =[ Last week I was suppose to be posting up a few blogs, but I was tied up in some family crisis, so yeh...I basically just stayed in bed all week long until I had work. =___="
Anyway, so over the month I've purchased a few (the word is few!) products and have been testing a few things too. Some products were good, others were hm... let's say I gave them a shot, and now I know...!
So here are a few of the stuff I purchased from blushcosmetics ...

W7 eyeshadow palette

This was a huge bargain find. At £6.99 how could I possibly not purchase it and not give it a shot? I looked at the colours and I thought, the colours are wonderful because they are mainly the colours I would use. A total of 77 colours divided from warm colours to cool shades.
I haven't actually took a picture of the colour swatch, but I have been using it a couple of occassions already.
I have to say, I never really noticed that I've been using W7's silky eyes eyeshadow, comparing the two type, silky eyes definitely is more pigmented and stays on better. However, with this palette, the colours do blend very well, and it maybe easier to use your fingers to apply than the applicators or brushes if you want the colours to be more defined.
Would I purchase another W7 palette or eyeshadow? Well, no. Their silky eyes collection, maybe. Although, to be fair if I use an eye primer before using the eyeshadows it may go along much better.

W7's Light Diffusing Concealer

This is a miss. Even though it was only £3.99, I still think it's a waste. The concealer itself seems really oily to me, so it almost gives me no coverage. I don't really have dark circles under my eyes as such, but on a tired day when I want to brighten my eyes a tad, it really doesn't do it's job. So this is when you tell yourself, bargains, not really bargains if they become useless.
I'm on the hunt for a good concealer at the moment. In the meantime, I use Maybelline's stick concealers, they are thick which is why they give such good coverage, though sometimes I think they might be blocking my pores too much. So the hunt is on!

Lastly on blushcosmetics, I bought this...

Salon System's Spot Treatment serum

Guess how much this was?....£1!!! Again, I thought, why not!? I have really bad breakouts, and here I thought teen years have long gone, but it seems like the spots are staying! How sad.
So anyway, over the years I've tried a lot of spot fighting products. So this would be one of them. IT DOESN'T WORK! Hence the price. =___="
It does make you feel like it works but it does nothing, my spot became more aggressive if anything. I went back to using my Garnier spot roller, and it calmed down. I've stopped using this spot treatment, not knowing what to do with it anymore. *sigh*

Other than these products, I took advantage of the 3for2 for Revlon offer in Boots and adding to my Revlon collection (as you might have seen my second video, I have a Revlon collection. I do have some respect for this drugstore brand).
Revlon: Nail Polish in Lilac Pastelle, Lipglosses in Coral Reef + Peach Petal

I'm not a fan of Revlon's nail polishes, they almost always streaks! Effort and a half to apply them! I really think the company should think about the consistency of their nail polish. No doubt they were never going to replace my love for Barry M's nail polishes. However, I really do like this year's Revlon S/S'10 collection, and the colours for their nail polishes are actually much better than the one's seen for Barry M.
The lipglosses I am in love with. They keep my lips moist, and they come in amazing colours.
I'm having a small obsession with coral colours this season (be it eyeshadows or lip colours), coral reef in this case was just what I need for a lipgloss.
These lipglosses also don't smell (or taste) chemical-ly unlike some drugstore products. Despite this, I can't really smell anything just now, my nose at 4:30am, is a bit blocked. lol! But I've never really thought the taste or smell had bugged me.

Ok, finally, my last product is an eyebrow pencil...
Bloom's retractable eyebrow pencil in medium brown

This is the very first eyebrow product I've ever bought, otherwise I really only use eyeliners to draw my brows on - to be honest, I'm quite a hairy person, therefore, my brows grow really quick so somedays it doesnt even matter if I don't draw my brows on.
But I felt the need to my eyebrows properly, and thus I bought this. I haven't tried other eyebrow products to compare or make a review of this, but if you want, I think this is a convenient one. I would probably purchase a manually-sharpened pencil the next time though, because it will give a even easier way to draw my brows, more defined.
And pfffft this thin pencil costed me £9!!! So no thanks for a re-purchase!

So that's me for this post. I've bought a few other things, but I'm still testing them and I've decided to dedicate a video for them instead seeing how I've also not been updating my channel recently (I'm telling you it's such an effort making videos if you are a person like me! -lazy and inherits a whispering-like voice although! I think it's the camera's fault for the volume matter. grrrr)
Anyhow, I'm try and update more later. I'll be in Belfast on 31/5-3/6 so I'll do a post on my trip since I've never been to Belfast before! I'm so excited in case you are wondering! =]


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Q and A (for a friend with questions =])

Before I begin, I hope you all know that I have now setted up my own YouTube channel, in hope to show you people what I have found interesting as well as where I have been, and what things I've learnt from other people. In saying though, just because I am doing videos, does not promote me to be some sort of guru, and I do not intend to be one too (just isn't me lol). I could give small advice, but there are mostly things I've learnt from other people. =]
So far I have made two videos and by the way, it actually takes a long time for me to make one because I have to n.g. so many times ><>
Do go and check them out, I could do with some advice on improvements that could be made or requests made by you on what videos I should shoot.
Click here for my channel. =]

Moving on... one of my friends has just asked me literally minutes ago about some queries she has after watching my second video. And thus, I decided to answer part of question on this blog instead of going all that trouble in making another video (effort and a half videos).
The first question was (and these are all make up related questions by the way):
Why are foundations important?
-Well to be real frank about it, foundations arent even important at all if you have clear skin! For me however it is rather vital within my make up routine because I have a lot of breakouts, marks left by spots and redness. Thus, I use foundation to cover them up. (Which answers your question on what it's functions are.)
Not only so, sometimes people may have uneven skin tones so a good foundation could help them even out the colour on their face. Some foundations may have a function that smoothes out wrinkle lines too by filling in the lines (at least that's how I think it works).

Second Question:
What makes an eyeliner, a good eyeliner?
-There are actually different types of eyeliners believe it or not! =O For example you get liquid liners, pencil kohl liners, or the twisty ones (like the one on my video). Obviously, the different types of eyeliners are used to create different effects.
A good eyeliner however is that it doesn't melt/smudge and that the colour should stay - although, most eyeliners will fade after a few hours of wear, so the longer the colour stays the better.
Oh! And when I said it shouldn't smudge, its not definte for all eyeliners because pencil liners sometimes are used for creating smokey looks, so sometimes we use a brush to brush out the liner to blend it with the eye shadow.

Third Question:
What does press powder do?
-Press powders are used to finish off after foundation. It helps to keep your foundation in place, and to give an extra boost on coverage.

So I hope I've answered all your questions. =] Do remember though, I'm no make up artist so I can't be 100% correct on all of this. =] Still a learner myself.

Soapy xxx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Soapy's SOS Sale

Hey there people!

I've setted up a group on FB where I am selling my clothes. Please do msg my inbox on FB or email to if you want to purchase an item. All the information of postage etc are on the group's page.

Besides just selling my clothes, I've decided to do something good, and thus 15% of my profit will go to my choosen charity, Cancer Research Uk for Breast Cancer in this case.

I am happy to announce I have one buyer already and would like to thank her for her custom =].

Every piece of garment is a first come first serve so if you want something, be quick about it.

Pieces that dont seem very popular I will end up selling them on ebay (I'm just doing this on FB now so that all my friends could take part in donating)

Sadly I don't own any men pieces, but if my brother has a few things he wants to sell, I will inform you lads right away, but in the meantime if you could do me a favour and spread the word to all your girlfriends and sister ...and mums even! ^^

Finally I would like to thank you those who have joined the group anyway, and that I appreciate the thought in your support! =]

IF you do not wish to purchase any of my items, do consider donating a few quid to

Thank You ! ^^"



Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Soapy's SOS Sale [intro]

I'm in great danger in losing my beloved car and I swear if I lose my car, I will never in this lifetime forgive myself. My overdraft is almost maxed out and I have the fattest zero on both accounts, thus I am not going out, shutting myself down from the nightlife, staying home, enjoying the darkness with my curtains closed - yes I'm with my darkside for this period of time as you could see I am loaded with money stress. ==

The dresses I upload will be ones I've worn out to clubs and you may or may not have seen me wearing them. All my dresses should be in good condition, if they aren't I'm not selling them, and will probably reinvent with them instead.
My sizes are normally 8-10, but must I make comment that some dresses could fit people who are size 12 as they are loose clothing?!

I will rummage my wardrobe if I find anything else that may interest you.

Prices will vary and if you are out of Edinburgh, post and package will be charged. ( in this case, Edinburgh folks will have their purchases delivered.)

Anyway, need to start photographing them clothing now. See you in a bit!