27 February 2012

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.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
NECKLACE: Present from Daniel, via Topshop.
HAIRBAND: Forever 21.
SHOES: Primark.

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 piƱata. That's much more likely.

Muchos love,

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!


  1. i love the cardigan with the daisyprint!

  2. I love the dress, it's fab!

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

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

  4. 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

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

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

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

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


  9. as always cute:)


  10. Absolutely love that topshop dress!x

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

  12. 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? :)

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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

  17. 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