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Wishing On A Beauty Blog

Hello fellow stalkers of pretty things!

As I sit in on this grey Monday morning, feeling very much under the weather; I decide to spend time thinking over the pretty things glowing away on my wish list. I'm a constant list maker and especially since joining the beauty community on here, I have repeatedly jotted down products that have been reviewed on other bloggers that I love the sound of. So I thought I'd share with you guys some of the treats on my mind:

Benefit Porefection

Supposed to be amazing for sufferers of large pores like myself. I'm really on a mission to find that perfect primer to soothe my pore problems, and this one fights to reduce pore size as well.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

The cult classic favourite red lippy. I have seen the millions of reviews and this is top of the list as it stands. I haven't swatched it personally but I've seen it swatched on a variety of skin tones and it always looks amaze!

MAC Trace Gold Blush

I actually swatched this out of curiosity a week ago at a MAC counter and was shocked at how much I loved it. I'm not a glittery blush fan in the least, but his is gorgeous and glowy and I cant stop thinking about it. Unfortunately I was only there to pick up another blush, and my friend who was with me at the time, is one of those bubble bursters that reminds me that I don't need it... Needless to say I am never shopping with her again.

Guerlain Blush G de Guerlain Serie Noir

Do I even need to waste time bigging this up? Just look at the pretty colours *shrieks* it just belongs in my life...

Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer

The accumulation of reviews on this bronzer have been phenomenal, so much so that I am intrigued by this more than anything else. I really want to try this out so so much, but its not cheap in the slightest and every time I convince myself to purchase it, it becomes hard to justify the price. But like all thins Chanel I expect it would be totally worth it.

Dior Show Mascara

Total mascara junkies stand up! Ask me if I was stranded on a desert island what make up item would I have to have it would be mascara. I have a preference of full voluminous lashes as I'm truly blessed to have quite long lashes anyway. And this mascara seems phenomenal in that area

Anyway that's all for now my lovelies hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse of whats on my wish list. Feel free to post your opinions below or to share any items that are on yours?

Love you all *kisses*

Women In Support Of Women

Heya sweeties, hope you've all had a lovely week, and are all relaxing pleasantly on this lovely Sunday. Today I wanted to talk about something a bit different, I want to give my personal opinions on a subject that's actually really hit me alot lately.

I am firm believer in women supporting other women. I think there's so much male perspective around in the world today, through media, music and even fashion. Theres no denying it we do live in a mans world with alot of stereotypes and pressure's on all of us to be the "perfect woman". The "perfect woman" stigma can mean different things to different people, to some it may effect them outwardly in terms of how they dress, or their looks in general. And to others this pressure could be felt in terms of over all life achievement's, i.e; career, education, motherhood.

Through my own life experience's and just by actively living in the world today, I truly believe there is alot put upon a woman's shoulders to attain a certain level of beauty and/or achievement's. We are constantly judged by men on how we look and if we are suitable enough to their perceptions of an "ideal woman". But whats worse is that we are also constantly judged by each other, as if in competition for rewards, we're not even aware of. Day after day we are in constant criticism of one female or another, ranging from celebrities, random females around us, and even close friends.  As a race we have allowed ourselves to be able to be pit against one another, by bitching, gossiping and slating each other in the attempt to incur a downfall of the other person in someone else's eyes.

It's a shame when you think of it. Gossip magz filled with female columnists eager to rip apart at a young woman's weight loss or gain just because she happens to be famous. Supposed friends discussing one anothers personal details with other people to belittle that person. Females generally forming snappy or bitchy comments in relation to another females appearance or any other aspects of her life. No I'm not a martyr, of course I've been guilty of doing the same at one point or another, but in all honesty I don't regard myself a "bitchy" person. Whenever I have been guilty of being a tad "bitchy" about another female I instinctively recognize the feeling of insecurity, and I know you ladies feel it too. When we put down another woman we do it in an attempt to tell ourselves or someone else that "shes not more special than us", or "she's not in fact that much better than me as first thought."

But no matter how much we dress up the way we say it, jealousy is still ugly. Men recognize it on us and we recognize it on each other and it isn't attractive at all. And whats worse is that it doesn't even make us feel any better...does it? Taking glee in Beyonce Knowles losing or gaining weight doesn't make her any more or less amazing and talented. Saying that Kim Kardashian has had surgery anyway doesn't make her any less beautiful. Laughing at Britney Spears breakdown doesn't take away from all she's achieved.

I know this sounds a tad preachy girlie's, but I know you guys must relate to what I'm saying. There's no denying it, but whats important is recognizing it. If you have a friend that you have to gossip about then you are threatened by her, no matter what negatives you can say about her life, the fact that you are using energy to negatively bring her down means you are doing this to soothe your own ego. And that goes for any other female, because if you didn't care you wouldn't waste you're time being so eager to bring these negatives into light.

So ladies its about time we recognize what we're doing to each other, and yes it is us that are more guilty of it than the guys. Its about time we look at one another and stop comparing our lives and looks. And if you feel that this is something that you do constantly than you have to address your insecurities, because chances are if you're a bitchy person, then you are incredibly insecure. And its not her, its you! No matter what you say about her to make her seem less than what she is, it doesn't change you, it doesn't change your problems or what insecurities lay in your life. If you have a friend that you feel is doing wrong then be a friend and tell her, don't tell others in an attempt to reduce their opinion of her.

I've seen so much hate crime lately ladies and when you actually find yourself in the company of supportive females, it make you even more sensitive to the hating projected in this world, by one woman to another. I'm very pro-woman, this life is so hard for us, its full of tests and pitfalls, and instead of judging and dragging each other down, we really need to project the positivity of being a woman in the 21st century. We need to hail positive icons and even if we feel someone is acting in a wrong way or in a way different to us, we should still respect a grown woman decision to just be. I think having this kind of attitude gives off a positivity to younger and more impressionable girls growing up. We go into puberty, and the rest of our lives, and every step is scary, and with every step we are learning but also constantly being judged.

Lets ease the pressure on each other ay? Sorry this has been such a long post guys, it just something that has been on mind alot lately. And as you should know my blog is about all things beauty related, but also I thought I'd highlight inner beauty today :-). Below are some inspirational females that truly inspire me personally, in terms of my goals, my personal ambitions and also my style:

Her style, her grace, her talent and integrity. Alicia Key's is a truly beautiful and together woman. Letting her talent speak for itself, she is a natural and admirable person. Using her position and fame to bring attention to charities and organizations world wide.

My favourite of the Kardashian clan. Kourtney Kardashian is stylish, ambitious, sweet and has a great sense of humour. She's a devoted Mother and business woman as the main face pushing Dash the store owned and run by the family. Those that watch the show know she is loyal, cute and has overcome her share of struggles.

Jennifer Lopez is more than a booty; shes an amazing and progressive brand. This former dancer from the inner city has become a global superstar, designer and reputable judge. To me she has always come across as strong, feisty and independent.

Some may deem Mariah Carey as a stone cold diva. But why does that have to be a bad thing? To me she's strong, talented and very in charge of herself. Those that know about her early career know that she was in a controlling relationship. But just like a typical Aries, Mariah is a leader and has taken charge of her own career.

When I see Tyra Banks I know never to underestimate beauty. This mogul started off being known for her looks but has built an empire. A worldwide hit with ANTM, her own successful chat show and a lucrative production company. Not to mention she's tried her hand at acting and singing.

Hope you guys have an amazing week. Please do leave your opinions on this post, I am very interested in reading them

Lots of Love

Dont Judge My Fantasy

Ok I know a "celeb perfume" the terrony! Dont get any ideas ok, this isnt my usual buy, I too have walked past that section in the perfume isle filled with the "cheaper" scents launched by celebs in their various attempts to force their way into our lives... Ok that was a little bitter *shocked face*. But seriously we've all at some point fronted like we would never go there, and if we have then we've acted like we're now above, lets see a show of hands. Yep thought so, but as we share that little moment we also all share a secret; there is always that one, that we love. Theres always that scent that strikes us as yum, and we battle our inner divas in confusion as we cant help our want for our guilty pleasure.

(pic from google)

And I've been battling, goodness I've been battling with whether or not to give in to my weakness for Britney Spears Fantasy EDP. I first spritzed it on my arm two years ago but by mistake bought the Hidden Fantasy instead, which may I add, I loathed. So I took this as a sign, it wasnt meant to be. But yet the sweetness of the perfume stayed with me, and do you know what! I love Britney! Yeah I said it, I love her I truly think the girl has had too much fame to quickly and had a major breakdown, and I for one am proud shes got her act together. But anyway let this be about what it is, I love this scent, taboo aside its sweet, its girly, its soft, and I swear it smells like candy. It might not be for everyone, some may find it way too sweet, maybe even a little sickly, but in all honesty I personally consider it to be a cute and afordable scent for the day time. Something you can spray on when your not looking to get any attention and just want to smell a little sweet.

I suck big time at describing fragrances, so I'll show you how its described online:
The story of Fantasy Britney Spears unfolds with lush red lychee, golden quince and exotic kiwi. It continues with the scents of cupcakes, sexy white chocolate orchid and jasmine petals and draws to a close with the scents of creamy musk, orris root and sensual woods.

I've placed my bottle of Fantasy next to my Marc Jacobs Lola and my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Next time you're at a perfume counter sample this and see what you think, I think we've all been perfume snobs for way too long. And to be honest I'm almost twenty three, I for one feel too old to be cool.

Hope you enjoyed my latest little bit of beauty turmoil guys, let me know you're thoughts on Fantasy even if you want to scold me for loving it, but I'd love to hear some comments from some more of you who love it too, lets represent!

Lol hope you're all well guys

Lost My Style

When one hears the epic cries of "Noooooooooooo" booming from the room of a make up obssesse there's usually a 98% chance that they've just broken one of their most worn treasures. In my case this was in fact what had occurred. As I desperately knelt down to gather the broken remains of one of my favourite blushes I actually wondered to myself if tears would be a valid offering of grief for this moment.... Ok it wasn't that dramatic but I was rightfully upset,

Style by MAC has been one of my favourite make up items, not just blushes since I picked it up in June last year. The peachy/coral frost powder blush was a near perfect fit to the colour of my natural blush, it gave me an immediate glow, even though it is a frost with a slight gold shimmer that I usually don't like in blushes, the shimmer was never overwhelming and never gave that sweaty or metallic look.

All in all I loved it dearly but not to worry as the parts I managed to salvage in the container should still be enough to last me a while, even though I hate using a broken powder product because I think u end up getting more product on your brush than necessary. But if all else fails the only plus side is that style is part of MAC's permanent collection so if the going gets tough I can also repurchase. With all the peachy tones coming out in the spring i was hoping to rock this out more often :'(

Another great plus point to this blush is that its an excellent dupe for the most coveted "stereo rose msf" part of the MAC In The Groove collection. Many were not able to purchase this as it was sold out so quickly in store and online that it became almost impossible to get your hands on it. But style is a perfect match, and to me even more wearable as its on the less shimmery side.

Above: MAC Stereo Rose MSF, Below: MAC Style Powder Blush

Style is part of MAC's permanent collection and can be purchased at any MAC counter or online at http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/

Please feel free to share with me any major make up loss's you guys have incurred accidentally, or if you've ever tried the blush Style please let me know your opinions?

Have an amazing day dolls

*Apologies for the picture quality guys, I'm due to purchase a better camera and my Mac book pro next month, but I love blogging so much I cant wait till then to put up a post. I hope you guys can bare with me while I try and get everything sorted in terms of quality and in the mean time enjoy the posts that I can put up for now. March will be a better blogging month for sure ;-)