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Friday, 26 June 2009

Blog Awards!

Hi All!!

I've been nominated again for a few awards by the lovely Caramel Diva for the following awards...

I appreaciate it tons missus, so sorry it's taken me a week to thank you properly via posting it on my blog. But I am now!!! Before passing on this award, i must follow the RULES and they are as follows:

♥ Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
♥ Pass the award to other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So I nominate the following:
♥ Caramel Diva of Music, Trends and Jewellery
♥ Alexandra of HRH Collection
♥Sabrena of Shades of Sabrena
♥Shakira of La.Vintage
Nailz in Aus

If you've been nominated before for these awards then no worries, it just means you've got a popular blog :o)

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My first giveaway win ♥

Hi All!

Something that really cheered me up this week was that I won the giveaway from Lucy and my prizes arrived in the post yesterday!! Most of you know im dealing with a break up at the moment, hence the lack of posting. I will be back as soon as possible, I just dont have the motivation for my blog.. it really sucks!! But anyways, here are my goodies.....

Thanks lucy for giving away the Barry M 'shocking pink' varnish, I was just running out of mine as it's my favourite colour. I haven't had chance to use the eyeshadows but I will this weekend and I may even post a EOTD :o)

Thanks for your support ladies! I'll be back soon!


Sunday, 21 June 2009


Sorry peeps!

I haven't been posting much this week, i am newly single and i hate it! I'll be back soon i just need to sort myself out! Hope you all understand.

Domanique x

Monday, 15 June 2009

Nails: Dior Addict Nail Colour

Hi All!

I was looking through my nail polish collection and totally forgot I owned this; Dior Addict one-coat nail polish in rose '580'. I've had it for a about two/three years and I remember buying it at an end of season sale at the House of Fraser, Christian Dior counter for about £6!!! It's not gunky or anything, so I thought i'd put it on tonight and it applied very well. It's a lovely subtle rose/brown shade which is slightly darker then the photo I have taken. Although it states it only needs one coat, applying two coats max helps achieve a rich full shade and it dried pretty quick unlike some other polishes I have tried.

Overall i'm very pleased with the application and shade and will hopefully have an update for you on it's life span so watch this space! Until then, anything you guys forgot you owned that you recently re-discovered?

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Adorable Blog Awards: My first award *yay*

*Woooooooo hoooooooo* .... sorry just had to get that out first :o)

Hi All!!!
I have been given an "Adorable Blog Award" by the loooovely Yinka of Vex in the City. I have to say I am dead chuffed as i've only been posting for a few weeks and it's nice to know you like my blog enough to give me an award, so thank you sweetie! And here it is....

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The Adorable Blog Award Rules are:
♥ Include the award logo in your blog or post.
♥ Nominate as many blogs as you like.
♥ Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
♥ Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
♥ Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

Okay so i am going to nominate the following for an award:

♥ Shirley of Meek n Mild
♥ Kitty of Kittynail
♥ Becky of Make-up me
♥ Heather of Make-up ramblings of Heather
♥ Jen of Jens make-up bag
♥ Katrina of Katrina is a Princess
♥ Yinka of Vex in the City.

I picked all of your blogs as I always look forward to your posts, your blogs are lush and you all seem like cool gals!! I know you've already been nominated Yinka, but im sure theres no harm in me nominating you again :o)

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Celebrity Style: Shingai Shoniwa

Hi All!!

The lovely Shingai Shoniwa is the lead singer and bassist of the band The Noisettes. If your not sure of their music then just click here. I have been fascinated by her style recently and decided to devote a short and simple post to her because I basically love the way she does her hair and her fashion sense.....

Another definition of unique-ness!

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FAO: Becky aka make up me!!

Hi Hun!

I'm a follower of your blog and noticed you are a follower of mine too; and I have been wanting to comment on various posts of yours but for some reason I can't? I just thought i'd post this to make you aware as i'm not sure if its something to do with your comment settings?

Anyways I hope this gets sorted because i've wanted to comment your blog for a while and its annoying me that I can't lol! Sorry i've had to post it on here but I couldn't think of any other way to let you know :o)


Pinkfish Pie Giveaway!!

Hi All!!
I've recently started following Jian's blog who is having a giveaway; so i'm going to enter :o)

If you want a chance to win the giveaway which consists of the following:
♥ Sleek-i-Divine Palette
♥ Mini Benefit Bad Gal Lash Masacara
♥ Two Barbara Daly for Tesco concealers

The rules are as follows:
♥ You must be a follower
♥ You must have your own blog
♥ Entries are limited to one per person.
♥ You must follow the "How to Enter" instructions

Interested?? then take a look at her blog by just clicking here!!
I would love to win as i've heard good things aboout Sleek and Barbara Daly for Tesco cosmetics but have never had a chance to try them out! So im keeping my fingers crossed :o)


"This day was a total waste of make-up"

Hi All!!

So I woke up yesterday with a bad eye and since then it's gotten much worse. I wear contact lenses and decided to take out the one lense yesterday to help my eye clear up. I've worn lenses for about 4/5 years and have never had a problem with them. also own the type of lenses that you are able to sleep in because im quite lazy like that and hate taking them out when I have false nails on!!!!

Unfortunately taking out the lense didn't help at all so I went into work today and spoke with the Pharmacist and he recommended I go home because I have Conjunctivitis and it's contagious! He gave me some Optrex infected eye drops and hayfever tablets to help clear up my eye. It irritates me every now and then and I look kinda vile lol!! I've also had to throw away my MaxFactor false lash effect mascara.. boo!!! :o(

Here is my gammy eye:

How minging :o)

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Yup you guess it, it has now spread to my other eye!!!!! I had a nap and woke up with the other eye infected via the use of my mascara *woe is me* :o( No lenses for a week, I knew I should have bought some new glasses back in March.. now im wearing my 5 yr old glasses that I can just aboutt see through.....blah!! x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Review: Isoplus Natural Remedy: Advocado Oil Conditioner

Hi All!!

Isoplus Natural Remedy: Advocado Oil Conditioner
(Anti-Breakage hair and scap revitalizer)

It's Purpose:
A natural conditioner that helps stimulate the scalp and hair, promoting healthy, vibrant hair and scalp. Carrot oil has been added as a key ingredient to help strengthen hair. Nourishes hair and scalp. Strengthens hair. Helps stimulate hair growth. Moisturises dry, damaged hair.

As hair conditioner: apply a medium amount into hair.
As scalp conditioner: section hair and apply to scalp, massage with fingertips or by brushing.

My thoughts:
Having used this product for nearly two years on my chemically straightened hair (relaxed) I have to say it has never let me down. As a multi purpose product I can use this to smooth my hair ready to style and also to moisturise my scalp as and when it needs it. My hair feels instantly healthy and looks shiny once applied and would definately recommend it for dry scalps and/orhair. It also has a lovely smell and a big bonus is its very cheap from any black beauty/hair shop, retailing around £2-£3. *Thumbs up*

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Outfit of the Day

Hi All!!

I'm super bored as the fella is currently away in Newquay, thank god he comes back tomorrow night!! I've missed him tons and he's only been there since Monday!! (I know I need a hobby lol) Well anyways here is what i wore to work today....

And here's my make-up look.....


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Monday, 8 June 2009

Tag: Tattoos!!!

Hi All!!

So i've seen some girlies do different sorts of tags on all sorts of topics, but i've yet to see a tattoo tag! Basically im going start by tagging all of you who are fabulous followers of mine and you can either choose to tag a handful of followers or your whole followers list and ask:

1. Do you have any tattoos, if so how many and where?
2. What is the meaning/story behind your ink?
3. Do you think you'll have any more?
4. And if you dont, do you plan on getting any?
(Post photos)

I might aswell start off...

1. Yes I have two tattoos (and counting); on my ankle and the top of my spine.

2. My first is musical notes which I had done when I was 19, it cost £35 an took 10 minutes to complete. I am not a big fan of pain and I was very nervous before hand; it even took me a whole hour just to book my tattoo in the shop the week before let alone sit in the chair and have it done! I felt so silly once the tatto artist Spike started it, very bearable as it hurt maybe twice? The reason I got this is because it is a symbol of my love for music! I've grew up playing three instruments and singing, and I think it also symbolises my love for creativity... I could not live without music!

My second is a lightning bolt which I got last year aged 21, a week before my 22nd birthday. It cost £40 and took 20 minutes to complete. I do not know why, but I have a weird liking for lightning bolts, I always have. So I had the idea one day to look up the meaning behind it and found that it symbolises quite a few things: power & strength, unpredictable nature and the light of truth. As soon as I saw these I knew it meant something to me and so after weeks and weeks of 'umming' and 'aaahing' about where to have it I finally decided and plucked up the courage to book it.

3. I'd like to think i'll get more, I really want a Peacock or a Peacock feather somewhere. I know a whole peacock is a huge step, but i adore these creatures so much!! I've been told a few times if i was an animal i'd either be a male Peacock because I tend to show off alot (typical only child lol) or a Tiger because of the way I scan a room when I enter it LOL!!! I've also had thoughts of a few small silhouette of birds flying away.. somewhere?

So there you have it!! Once you've answered the questions and posted photos, make sure you post links back to the person who tagged you and post a comment on their post to say you've tagged them! (So in this instance you will link back/comment me.) I just wanna be nosey and see what everyone has, plus it should give our blogs some exposure to those who haven't come across it yet!
So have fun :o)

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Sunday, 7 June 2009

Outfit of the Night

Hi All!

I had a girly night out last night and heres the outfit I put together...

Headband: Primark
Blouse: Primark
Belt: My moms (unsure of brand)
Skirt (actually a boob tube): Primark
Shoes: River Island

Yes you read right, I am wearing a boob tube as a skirt, I do not currently own a body con skirt, which I should by now, but it does the trick just as well :o) I was going for a elegant look, and I think its brill I managed to achieve this look at bargain prices... even my shoes were in sale when I bought them!

Unfortunately there are no up close photos of my make-up, I didn't have time to before going out, you know how it is sometimes! Hope you liked my outfit anyways.

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Friday, 5 June 2009

New Job: Outfit of the Day & Eyes of the Day

Hi All!

As most of you will know I have recently been offered a new job as a part time receptionist at a funeral directors as well as working part time at Boots! Well I officially completed my first week *yay* I must say I am throughly enjoying working there and although im learning things from scratch I think im picking up on things great! Im rarely around the deceased people, but I have been in contact with them and their families which has been ok, sometimes hard but its my job and someones got to do it!

Anyways enough of that, the point of the blog was to show you that although I work in a funeral directors there is no pacific dress code we just have to dress smart. So heres one of the outfits from this week:

I thought it was stylish but smart for my first day

And close up of how I painted my face:

Note: The neutral shade is a sample I got free from Boots and I have no idea of the brand or shade but you could use a shade such as MAC Nylon or Ricepaper for the same effect
MAC 'Parfait Armour' e/s
Max Factor Flase Lash Effect Mascara
Bourjois kohl liner
No7 liquid liner

Here is another make-up look from this week:

Same as mentioned above replacing MAC 'parfait armour' with:
Ruby & Millie 'black 010p' e/s

So there you have it, another quick blog. Sorry I haven't taken more photos I didn't have much time to before leaving the house. I hope you liked them, any questions just ask :o)

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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara for £2!!!

Hi All!!

A quick message to my UK followers, if you buy this months Glamour Magazine for £2 you will get a free 4.0g Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara! So if you've tried this mascara, like me and you love it.. like me go and buy the mag! If you've never tried it, I personally would suggest you buy Glamour for the trial size as they originally cost £14.50 for 8.5g... so a real bargain I say!!!


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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Site of the Month

Site of the month is Lollipops....

This month doubles up as site/store of the month purley because Lollipops do not currently deliver to the UK but they do have two outlets in the UK which are; Liverpool and Derby.
I recently went to Derby as a shopping treat with my daddy (aww! a rare occasion i may add) and he treated me to a few bits and bobs, but by the time we were about to leave, and i'd bought quite enough; i stumbled upon this gem of a store!! The decor and interior of the store is just as kawaai as the website, filled with alot of antique designed furniture and chandeliers I was absolutley gutted i had zero amount of money to spend.

WARNING: I must advise that the website is nothing compared to the experience you get instore! The bags, in my opinion, on the website are quite a let down considering the bags that were available to buy instore. However the shoes instore were quite lush :0)

Oh well i guess another shopping trip is due to Derby or Liverpool to purchase a few bits and bobs just to prove what items you can find. But if you ever get a chance to visit these two cities, take a look in store!

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Hi all!!

So my recent buys are as follows:

Boots Vitamin E Toner and Cleansing lotion
Primark headbands and clutch

I originally went to Primark for gold/brone headbands but as i browsed around i felt myself drawn to a bag all on its own on the shelf. It was indeed a brown faux snakeskin effect 2 in 1 clutch and although i wasn't initially feeling the urge to buy the bag, i picked it up anyways for a closer inspection and to my amazement it was reduced from £5 down to £2.!!!! After seeing this I definately found the urge to buy it. I already have the same style of clutch in white from Oasis circa 2007 and i LOVE it, so to own it in brown now is fab. Here is the bag in question....

I picked up the headbands i originally wanted too....

I also popped into my second work aka Boots for my lunch, I was due a free meal deal because of the advantage card offer. (When you buy 5 meal deals, you get the 6th free) Whilst looking in the skincare section I found that the Boots own range E Vitamin is currently on a half price offer, and this small but in my opinion; effective range is already dirt cheap. The range includes face wipes, toner, cleanser, face cream etc which are all priced around 60p-£1. I've been meaning to buy some more of the Boots Cucumber 2in1 cleanser and toner to put in a beauty bag to keep at my boyfriends but after seeing this offer I bought these instead....

(Gimo getting in on some posing action as per usual *rolls eyes*)

Oh and when i go home, the mother bought this for me from WH.Smiths for £2.99. It's a CD box, but i'v put some of my ever growing designer jewellery in there instead...

So there you have it, my recent haul. Not much but there you go!

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Trends: Arm Candy

Hi All!!

So as pre-determined by Vogue magazine, "this seasons most desirable arm candy is decorative and small". I am a big fan of arm candy and i own quite a few pieces, 40 to be exact (wowzer i didnt realise it was that many until i counted them all lol!!) I own them in a range of styles, colours and sizes.. from clutches to overnight bags. Now is the time to stock up cute, unique pieces for the summer.

I believe every fashionista should own at least one item from the following list and here are my reasons why....

I own a few of these stunners but I have to say, I could do with alot more. A clutch should always compliment an evening outfit, without this form of accessory an outfit is simply not complete. Clutches are always best served with a side order of matching heels and/or a possible matching belt/accessories.

Shoulder Bags
I rarely use these small bags purely because i cannot fit all my essential items in them such as my purse, umbrella, diary, keys.. you get the picture! But if im making a quick trip to the shops or the pub then these are the ideal bag. If a woman can use one of these for everyday use and have the ability to fit all of her essentials in there without needing to leave something out... then high five!!!

Designer Bags
Who doesn't love a bit a of Designer? I'm sure no one put their hand up then!! I sure do, owning bags by Dior, D&G, Diane Von Furstenburg, Gucci and Fenn Wright Mason, it has to be said i could not live without a designer bag in my wardrobe. You may be paying for the label, but your not going to see a ton of other ladies walking around wearing your exact arm candy and think... do i pull it off better then her?

Oversized Bags
Mainly for everyday use to take with you to work, university or shopping; oversized bags are a great fashion accessory. You can put almost everything in them and they can't be missed, so if your going to use them then make a statement and go for bold, bright, unique styles.

Overnight Bags
So your going away for the weekend, or your spending a night at your fella's, it doesn't mean you can't carry your pj's in style! Besides the usual suitcases, alot of high street retailers offer you fabulous overnight bags big enough for short trips away so take advantage. I personally enjoy carrying my pj's around in a bowlers style bag by Von Dutch or a mini suitcase by Diane Von Furstenburg; both bought from TK Maxx at bargain prices!!

Recycled/Canvass/Straw Bags
Help save the world and buy a shopper bag instead of using plastic bags from retailers. You can now buy them almost anywhere, i own two from ASOS and French Connection and i think their brill. If you can find one with a slogan on them then thats even better. Aside from these bags being a fashion statement, they also show you actually care about the environment.

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