Saturday Quote

Saturday, 29 May 2010

"A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel

May Wishlist

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

These are just a few things that I'm lusting after at the moment!

Clockwise from left:
Ray Ban Wayfarers (
Mulberry Alexa (
Tiffany Key (
Anya Hindmarch Purse (
Wildfox Tee (
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi (
Apple iPhone (

What are you all wishing for at the moment?

xoxo, Joy

Picture Tuesday

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Photo: Rosie Hardy (Here)

NOTD: Peacock

Monday, 24 May 2010

2 coats of 17 Fast Finish Nail Polish in 'Peacock'

As soon as I applied the first layer of this, I knew that this was another nail polish colour that I would fall in love with. It's such a versatile colour, I love wearing it on both my fingers and toes. This is supposedly a quick drying nail polish... I genuinely can't remember how quickly it dried! The formula is non-streaky. I really like it and found this polish really easy to apply. The longevity was really good too, I was extremely impressed!

xoxo, Joy

Review: Lacura Beauty Cover Stick

Saturday, 22 May 2010

I popped into my local Aldi to buy some of their cheapie sweets, including a packet of 79pence 'Gourmet Jelly Beans', which are actually extremely yummy. :)

While I was in there, I remembered reading an online newspaper article about Aldi's beauty range, Lacura. So I hopped on over to the beauty aisle, had a quick ponder and picked up the Lacura Beauty Cover Stick in Shade 03 (Sand).

What they say: (From the back of the box) Lacura Cover Stick is the perfect cover-up for spots, dark shadows around the eyes and blemishes, without blocking the skin's pores. The lightweight texture with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties soothes the skin and provides even coverage without leaving a mask-like effect.

Price: £1.29

Swatches: Flash was used for all the pictures

Unblended (After a few swipes)


What I think: I like that the product is in the shape of lipstick, because this makes it easy to fit into my make-up bag and carry around with me. When I read the product description on the back of the box, I liked the idea of the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, although I haven't experienced anything yet which shows that these properties are doing something.

I generally apply the concealer over a few blemishes, around my nose and under my eyes. I found that the colour was a good match for my skintone (I wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15). The concealer is quite difficult to blend with my fingers. I ended up using a cosmetic sponge, which did the job. The coverage of the concealer is pretty good, although I had to use some of my Studio Fix Concealer as well to cover my undereye circles. The longevity of the concealer was average. It lasted for a good proportion of the day, which is impressive since I was in a hot lecture room for the majority of the day.

I'm definitely willing to try more products from the Lacura range. It it quite likely that I would repurchase this product, especially since it costs just over £1! But it would probably only be as a 'top-up' concealer which I carry around and use as necessary. I think I will be sticking to my MAC Studio Finish concealer for daily use.

Have any of you ever tried any of Lacura products?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy

Saturday Quote

Friday, 21 May 2010

"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." - Audrey Hepburn

Haven't Been Rewarded Yet

Thursday, 20 May 2010

I feel like this describes my life right now.

Picture Tuesday

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Photo: Henrik Bulow

I will be posting pictures that I have seen and loved on 'Picture Tuesday'.
These will include photographs (mainly from the talented people on Flickr), fashion editorials, illustrations and all sorts.
Hope you like the idea :)
xoxo, Joy

NOTD: London

Monday, 17 May 2010

2 coats of Nails Inc for Diet Coke in 'London'

As most people are aware, Nails Inc has collaborated with Diet Coke, which means when buy two 500ml bottles of Diet Coke in Boots, you receive a free Nails Inc polish from a choice of four colours:
London - a 'greige'
Milan - a bright red
New York - a bright pink
Paris - a deep purple

This offer runs until June 30, so you have a little while until the promotion finishes :)

xoxo, Joy

Saturday Quote

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Photo: Tfs

"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." - Chuck Palahniuk

I will be posting quotes that I have seen and loved on 'Saturday Quote'.
Hope you like the idea :)
xoxo, Joy


Friday, 14 May 2010

Photo: Rodarte

Hi, my name is Joy. I'm a student, city girl, major perfectionist, obsessive list maker, rambler and shopaholic, to name a few. My obsessions include ballet, make-up and nail polish, bows, cupcakes, handbags, afternoon tea, London and Paris, pearls, big rings, macarons and taking photos.

This is just a place for me to write about anything and everything - It'll be mainly beauty and skincare related but I'll also be posting about things I'm loving, items I've bought, pictures I love, fashion etc. etc. etc. I've made, deleted, remade and deleted a number of blogs since I joined Blogger in 2008. But I'm hoping this one's for keeps... We'll see.

Just a little pre-warning: I tend to ramble on a lot when I write posts and I like to use excessive amounts of exclamation marks and smiley faces! :) Don't say I didn't warn you!