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Blue Monday



Hey everyone,

Apologies once again I disappeared! It's been one of those weeks where I've felt like I've just had to get off the grid for a while.
Mostly I've just been hanging out with my friends and family, doing real world stuff.

But I'm back - and I went shopping today for the first time in ages. This is what I wore:


It was a sweep-of-red-lipstick-needed kind of day!
(Fire by Chanel)


DRESS: Topshop.
CARDIGAN: H&M.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
NECKLACE: Present from Daniel, via Topshop.
HAIRBAND: Forever 21.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Blue.

Make-up wise, I used a set which was kindly sent to me from the lovelies at Find-Me-A-Gift.co.uk.

Being a fan of gold products at the minute, I chose the Me Me Me Goddess Eye gift box which includes an eyeshadow quad, liquid eyeliner, eye pencil, mascara and a tutorial card.

I wasn't sure what to expect as although I'd heard of the brand I hadn't tried any of their products, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The eyeshadows are lovely and pigmented and go extra sparkly when I dipped my brush in water first (though to be fair, I do this with all my eyeshadows).

The mascara and the pencil were nice quality too, but I was a little let down by the liquid eyeliner which has a pen time, and I really don't like them.
However, I have a few friends who do - so no doubt this will be donated to one of them!

So although I tried it, for this look I went over the top of it with Elf's liquid liner.

Inside the box.

Eyeshadow swatches applied wet.

Taken with flash at a distance.

Taken with flash close up.

So yeah, overall I was impressed with the set - and for £13.99 it's a bit of a bargain for the products you get!


So this week:
It's been a pretty good one - apart from if you follow me on Twitter you'll know that my friend Ash was in a car accident and had a stay in hospital after losing part of his lower eyelid. 
Thankfully there are no problems with his actual eye, and he is healing up very well - apart from obviously being shaken up and he also has a little whiplash. We've been out this week celebrating his getting better Geordie-style. 
Read: too much fizzy pop. It's medicinal, right?

Thank you to everyone who sent good wishes - he really appreciated them! 

However, it has also been a week of awesome as my best-friend (and Ash's twin) Sam found out this week she is working on a TV show (hint: "WHY AYEEEEEE") in Mexico which is amazing amazing amazing. 
I'm so jealous, and I have already requested that she bring me back a poncho. 
Expect an outfit post with it in the near future. Maybe.

Or else just lots of pictures of me eating the innards of a piñata. That's much more likely.


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.


DISCLAIMER: The Me Me Me gift box was sent for review. I received no money for featuring the item on my blog. As ever, all words and opinions are my own!


17 comments:

  1. i love the cardigan with the daisyprint!

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  2. Seriously. You have the best fucking eye makeup ever.

    Fizzy pop is totally medicinal. Good to hear he is a little on the mend.

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  3. Carla you look lovely as ever - love the daisy print. Wow - your friend is lucky off to Mexico...at least they won't be needing coats there eh? Lol ;0)xXx ps. glad your other friend is better. xXx

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  4. Fancy that, popping off to Mexico! And your hair is looking lovely Carla soooo shiny xo

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  5. the gold looks amazing! you got some great shots, I'm useless at taking make up close ups xx

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  6. I love the daisy pattern with the polka dots - love pattern mixing!

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  7. That dress is adorable!
    Is it current? i think i need it in my wardrobe!

    http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/

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  8. as always cute:)

    http://borntobealice.blogspot.com/

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  9. you look gorgeous!!!!!
    love the cardigan, i will look for it in the spanish H&m!! ;)
    regards

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  10. Awwww thank you so much everyone, you're too kind!

    @Charlotte Amber: It was from last year but I've seen it cropping up on ebay.

    @granotaipenema: I'm afraid the cardigan is from around 8 years ago! But Matalan have a nice polka dot cardigan in at the minute? :)

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  11. Love the daisy print dress (and how you've managed to not make it lot too cutesy) and the gold eyeshadow looks fab xx

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  12. Looks good! I have a very similar cardigan in light blue and I love it. I really like those gold tones in the shadow too. Also your cat eye is perfect!
    xoxo
    Michelle
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  13. Love your outfit, love your style, love your make up! x

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  14. Geordie Shore in Mexico! That'll be hilarious! Your outfit is so cute, I love H&M cardigans.
    Hope Ash has a speedy recovery!

    Fellow Geordie
    http://my-own-treasurechest.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  15. Hey Miss Messy,
    Love your eye make up here. I never thik to wear gold but it looks really beautiful with the wing liner xx

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