Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Jennifer Hudson is looking so stylish!

Jennifer Hudson stopped by BET's 106 & Park in New York last week and looked effortlessly stylish in her Herve Leger by Max Azria LBD and sky high nude Louboutins. She paired this gorgeous outfit with some Banva bangles. The Oscar winner who has shed a whopping 6 stone since the birth of her son in 2009 looked fabulous, the dress cinched at the waist and showed off her curvaceous figure to perfection...

For a similar dress try ASOS


Thursday, 24 March 2011

I ♥ Retro Charmz

Hey sweets,

Hope you're all enjoying the beautiful weather we're having lately. I've been meaning to share this fabulous company with you ever since I found them on Facebook.

The bracelet cost £20 and I absoloutely adore it, it's so pretty and came in its own organza pouch for storage. There are a selection of my fave products on here including: Sex Bomb, Creamy Candy Bubble Bar, Melting Marshmallow Moment, The Comforter and of course everyones favourite the infamous Snow Fairy.

Tina who handmakes all jewellery kept me informed every step of the way and it truly was a pleasure doing business with her.

So if you're in need of some fabulous LUSH jewellery in your life check out her Facebook page...

Retro Charmz


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge

Hello to all my lovely lasses,

I might be slightly late on the whole 'blend perfection' bandwaggon but I absoloutely LOVE this product and believe it's a must have make-up accessory for every girl.

A cheaper alternative to the original beauty blender as used by Kim Kardashian and many other celeb MUA's. This is one of the industry's best kept secrets.

It gives a professional finish and leaves skin with a flawless complexion. It's shape makes application foolproof there's even a pointed tip to help get to those hard-to-reach areas with ease.

The sponge is 100% latex free and has a suede texture which helps as you 'bounce' the sponge off the face. I also find myself needing less foundation for an even coverage.

The original 'beauty blender' is more egg shaped, whereas the 'blend perfection sponge' is shaped like an egg-timer, if you're familiar with Sonia Kashuk's blending sponge but don't want to pay as much then this is the product for you. This sponge can be used both dry or wet.

The only negative comment I have about this product is it's super absorbent, and it does need cleaning frequently.

You can get your hands on one too in Superdrug RRP £4.95.

*Image accredited to the lovely MakeUpSavvy



Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hey Blogettes,

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week. I just wanted to share with you my top 3 MAC products; what are your must have items?


MAC's LE Close 2 Real Lipstick

For me this is THE nude to have in your make-up bag, it's perfect and I'm so disappointed it's no longer produced. Nude lips can be paired with most looks, the trend pays homage to Sixties Icons who founded nude lips. To really emphasise the lip shape and fullness I suggest pairing it with a nude/peach lipgloss, my personal suggestion is Avon's Arabian Glow Nude gloss.

Shady Lady: Studio Fix Fluid NW20

Yes, when I'm not tan my natural skin tone is an unsightly pale NW20, I love their SFF foundation as a little goes a long way. It blends to perfection leaving pores refined and a smooth matte finish on the skin. It isn't too greasy and doesn't leave residue like some foundations do. It lasts approximately 10 hours for me before touch-ups are required and contains SPF 15.

Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

This blush is just LOVE, especially in Winter and Fall, but I tend to use it all year round. It is a very warm rose colour with subtle hints of gold. It definitely adds a warm glow to your face so if you're a similar foundation shade to me I highly recommend trying this out.

* Image accredited to Blogdorf Goodman

Friday, 11 March 2011

Rihanna In Vogue

Rihanna was so excited to be shooting her first Vogue cover with Annie Leibovitz that she tweeted "Just wrapped my first American Vogue cover shoot with Annie Leibovitz ... Rah! #SEXY." Now finally the moment all us fans have been waiting for, the cover is unveiled:

RiRi looks totally glam with side swept hair and a nude embellished dress.

What do you think of the cover?



Thursday, 10 March 2011

Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection

Hello my beautiful bloggerinas,

The Illamasqua Toxic Nature collection is based on the vision of nature taking revenge on people who intend to damage and destroy it. Acid hues and profound colour combinations are at the heart of this collection.

I love the promo pics and am really excited for this collection especially the nail polishes.

What are your key pieces from this collection? The collection is now available to buy online and will be hitting stores on Thursday March 17th.


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Blog Sale - Konad Nail Art Kit

Hello my little cupcakes,

I'm really sad to say that Konad & I didn't mix, I just could not get it to work for me. So here I am selling:

Konad Double side stamp set (used once)
M57 image plate (used once)
M74 image plate (brand new)
M48 image plate (brand new)

Black 'special' nail polish (used once)
White 'special' nail polish (brand new)

Total RRP: £25.90

Yours for just: £15.00, recorded delivery postage £2.00.

I only have one kit available and all items must be sold together, so if you're interested e-mail me: hannahdarlingxo@gmail.com


Monday, 7 March 2011

Maintain that Mani!

We all love a good mani/pedi but have you ever noticed after just one day there's a little chip? Yes... follow these fabulous tips to maintain that mani!!

* Keep nail polish in the bottle away from heat - it changes the consistency so it won't stick well.

* Before you start, make sure nails are completely clean and dry. Clean with soap on an old toothbrush, dry, then give them a quick swipe with nail polish remover. Don't soak your fingertips - salons do this to make you feel pampered but the moisture expands nails and, when they dry out, the movement helps cause cracks and chips.

* Don't skip the base coat, it's not just a clear polish, but is specially formulated to give your varnish a surface to grip on to.

* Apply two or three thin coats of polish, allowing each two minutes to dry.

* Finish with top coat for extra protection, If you can, add another layer of top coat each day.

* Apply base, polish and top coat along the edge of each nail that you file. Be careful not to go on to the underside of your nail. Coating the edges protects the most vulnerable part of your nail and can double the life of your manicure.

Enjoy longer lasting pretty manicures forever more...


Sunday, 6 March 2011

Reb'l Fleur

Some promo pics for Rihanna's debut fragrance Reb'l Fleur:

Rihanna recently celebrated the launch of her first fragrance 'Reb'l Fleur' at Macy's in Lakewood, California on February 18th. She looked stunning in nude heels and gorgeous detailed mini, both by Prada. This weekend her parents were out in force at the Main Mall in Barbados to promote Reb'l Fleur. The fragrance is available at selected online retailers - I for one am super excited about it's UK release!


Saturday, 5 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011


Just a quick little alteration to the winner of the CSN Giveaway unfortunately KatyChick was unable to use the gift code and offered it to another winner generated by Random.org...

The lucky winner is:

Jess - congratulations girl I will e-mail your gift code right away!!

Thank-you to all those who took the time out to enter the competition