Pout - The every day lip colour

30 Sept 2012

Pout is one lipstick that I have been loving recently.  I am very safe when it comes to lips, I like to wear a natural colour that doesn't scream look at my lips.  I just feel that brighter colours don't suit me - as much as I wish they did!  Anyway, Pout is the perfect pinky nude lipstick, which is a great every day colour.  This is my current go to lipstick, which I have been wearing most days.

The first thing I noticed about this lipstick is just how moisturising it is, when applied it feels just like a balm(as you can see in the above picture!). As it is so creamy there is no need to apply lip balm first and this is saying something as I am someone who suffers from dry lips!  I would say staying power is average, I do not notice it lasting longer or shorter than many other lipsticks.  But as it is so creamy I enjoy applying this to my lips and often find myself reapplying after a few hours to add some more moisture.

If you like this lipstick it is currently on offer at  It is usually £7.00 for one, but you can buy two for £6.00 across a range of products - such good value!

What do you think of Avons lipsticks?

Love Carissa XXX

Emerald Green Biba Ruby Zip Purse

25 Sept 2012

After somehow losing my purse at the beginning of the year, I opted for a nice coral purse from River Island. However, after a couple of weeks I could tell this was not a good idea.  As the purse was not leather (or even plastic) it picked up any little dirt and before long it looked old and tatty.  It got to the point that I was embarrased to take it out of my handbag, and it wasn't even that old!

So I decided it was about time to treat myself to a new purse and as soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to buy it! I just love bright coloured purses - much easier to find in your handbag - and this was such a beautiful emerald green colour.

 Biba Ruby Zip Purse - £99 (House of Fraser)

At almost £100 it is not cheap, however it is most definitely worth the price tag!  It is 100% leather and great quality, this is a purse that will not show wear and tear.  I have had it for over a month now and it still looks brand new (the same could not be said for my River Island purse!).

I always like to have lots of space to put my cards (as I seem to have so many?! Can you spot the Beauty card?) and so I love how much space there is in the purse (12 slots).  There is also plenty more space to put them infront of the slot, along with receipts and whatever else!  The coin area has two sections to it, and is zipped up to keep your money safe.

Overall I am very happy with my purchase and although it is more than I usually pay, it will definitely last a lot longer and so is a lot better value for money. A++

What are your favourite purse brands?

Love Carissa XXX

Giveaway Winner

20 Sept 2012

So my giveaway ended Tuesday night and I spent most of tonight going through the entries to ensure it was as fair as possible.  I received so many entries, lots more than expected - so thank you ALL!

I wish you could all be winners, but unfortunately there is only one.  However, I am so happy to announce that the winner is Anca!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Anca has been a very loyal follower for a long time now, so she more than deserves it <3  I have sent you an e-mail so get back to me asap.

Sorry to those who didn't win, but maybe next time :) I will definitely be holding another one when I reach another milestone.

I hope you are all having a good week, look out for some new posts coming soon.

Love Carissa XXX

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7 different ways to use YSL Touche Eclat

16 Sept 2012

YSL Touche Eclat - £25.00 // John Lewis

I recently purchased the beauty blogger holy grail product that is YSL Touche Eclat. I have used this before, but have not purchased it for a while now, so decided to treat myself. I managed to get the 20th anniversary special edition, which I was very happy about - doesn't it look beautiful! I thought rather than doing a review I would show you 7 different ways in which you can use this product.

Contrary to popular belief, this is not a concealer, it is a highlighter. Therefore do not expect this to cover up blemishes and black circles! However it still has many uses, like the following;

1. Under the eyes - probably the most common way to use this product. However, it is best to apply concealer first, followed by Touch Eclat to brighten up the area. Also, rather than rubbing it in, dab it to help luminize the area by reflecting light. To avoid white areas below the eye, apply the product at the top of your cheekbones and blend upwards.

2. Down the centre of the nose - this helps to make the nose appear slimmer.

3. Under the brow bone - like when you apply a highlighter below your brow, you can also apply Touch Eclat. This helps to open up your eyes, and give the illusion of more defined brows.

4. On the eyelids as an eyeshadow base - this will help prevent any creasing and keep your eyeshadow on a lot longer.

5. Along the edge of your lips - this will make your lips appear a lot fuller, especially with lipstick.

6. On the top of your cheekbones - like many other highlighters, this is a great way to enhance your cheekbones.

7. Inner and outer corners of eyes - this will help to brighten your eyes and make them appear a lot bigger.

Overall, the best tip I have found is to look in a mirror with your chin down and apply the products to the areas that are dark. That will really help to illuminize your face. My final look was the following :

How else do you like to use highlighters?

Love Carissa XXX

p.s My giveaway ends Tuesday, so keep entering!

I'm backkkkkk!

12 Sept 2012

Hello my lovelies!I am back from Spain, oh how I wish I was still there! I created a little collage of some pictures I took, but unfortunately I didn't really take many at all whilst I was there ( unlike me), so this was the best I could do.

I had a fabulous time and got to try some amazing Paella, mmmm! Why do holidays always fly by though :( Now I am back at work, wishing the day by so I can leave at 5pm - not the best way to live but hey!
I have had an amazing response to my giveaway which I am very pleased about, so please do keep entering. In the mean time, I managed to try out some new products on holiday including a tan accelerator which worked wonders, so keep your eyes peeled for a review on that.

Has anyone else been on holiday recently? If so where did you go? I love all things travel related, so do share!

Love Carissa XXX

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