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Friday, 31 December 2010

From my PREVIOUS HAUL.....my first video is done! + vid preview pic and vid FOTD

My first video yaaay!

Anywaaaaay this was my like 6th attempt, one was 25mins (talker lol), one the webcam got knocked down, one i had to move the cat out the room that kept pulling my cam wire......jeeez the list goes on

THEN the one I have done isn't as good as I was losing natural light and bleruggh!

Anyway I decided to do it as a make up haul (the one i was supposed to do swatches for which i still need to) from this list -


I am going to do 2 tag ones over the weekend hopefully then maybe some tutorials or more reviews, I want to do the 'secrets' tag and the 'whats im my bag/purse' tag so look out for them, PLEASE subscribe to www.youtube.com/vikkigabrielle and look at my channel and vids!

Do bear with me as like i said it is new here are some pic previews from my vid...............pretty much usual make up for me, but a revlon black and rimmel bluey grey mono eyeshadow and a fuschia lip colour

Happy 2011 for tomorrow and Happy Birthday to my boy for today

Happy 2011 for tomorrow everyone, I hope you all have a FAB new year and hope 2011 is a positive and prosperous year for each and all of you lovely people!

2010 hasn't been a bad year for me to be fair, I feel it has been my biggest year as I have grown so much and visited more places in 2010 than I ever did my whole life as my shoots took me all over the UK, and because I became my own boss it really taught me valuable lessons. Don't get me wrong I have made some mistakes, and done alot of things I don't feel were 'me' or right for me,  but we all have to make mistakes in life to learn, right?! and I now truly know what I want, who I am and what I will and won't stand for!

I also gained a great circle of FABULOUS girlfriends (shout out to you girls you know who you are my SEXY CREW ha ha)

2011 my resoloutions are stop stressing, take life as it comes, be happy and work really hard at my career, and at this current moment in time I have no idea what that chosen career is as I want to focus more on other aspects in 2011 and possibly start doing some make-up courses, go to uni or even get a part-time 'normal' job to do aswell as modelling as I need some stability back in my life and the modelling industry is on abit of a downward spiral in general. But one things for sure I will do my damn best to enjoy 2011 right from Jan to Dec!

Also today on New Years Eve is my boy's 24th Birthday......Ashley is the most important man in my life full stop, and hopefully always will be, we have been through thick and thin and sun and rain and I hope to still be wishing him a happy birthday in 50years time, he inspires me, he pushes me, supports me and is someone  I can always count on and I am so glad he's part of my life. He is so talented at what he does (DJ-ing) and seeing his passion for his work and I know he is going to be a great success as he is so talented (check out www.soundcloud.com/dj-sniper-d-remix-kid)

Happy birthday ASH! 

I got TAGGED!!

I gpt tagged in this tag by the lovely http://meimeisbeautyblog.blogspot.com

So thought I would fill in and I TAG YOU ALL which wasn't the rule the rule was to tag 5 but I cant think of 5 right now so im been a rebel and breakin rules!

15 facts about me.....
  • 1 - My bday (15th Jan) is also my mums birthday! I was her 29th birthday present lol.
  • 2 - But in actual fact my due date was Valentines Day
  • 3 - I love my 2 cats like I gave birth to them ha ha.....seriously they are spoilt!
  • 4 - I have a majorly overreactive mind......if im left alone in the house my mind goes into overdrive thinking about all them scary horror films :-(
  • 5 - The one thing I wouldn't live without is eyebrow pencil as I overplucked my eyebrows so many times and even now I actually have real eyebrows they're still sparse in parts and not fully recovered :-(
  • 6 - I love Kimora Lee Simmons, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian for their beauty looks and overall style/personalities
  • 7 - I wish I had light colour eyes......this is where the grey contacts come in handy
  • 8 - I first met my Mr (Ashley) when I was 15.....we didn't get together until I was 16 and then only for a few months before we spent nearly 2 years apart, we got back together when I was 18.....im now nearly 22 so we have made it a fair while this time LOL, I always had him in my heart
  • 9 - My fave cocktail is sex on the beach
  • 10 - I love my mum, Ashley and my real friends (which are few and far between) they are all I need in this life!
  • 11 - 2010 was my most successful year career wise as my modelling took off and I signed to 2 main agencies.
  • 12 - I am a qualified Beauty Therapist after studying at private Beauty School for 2years
  • 13 - I have gone through many career changes in my life......from wanting to be a policewoman (I applied and passed the first stage of applications before I opted out), firewoman (I was 15), vet (until I decided I get too attatched to animals and hate blood).....LOL you get the idea.
  • 14 - If I was a sex and the city girl I would be half carrie and half charlotte ha ha
  • 15 - My fave all round drugstore make-up is L'oreal closely followed by Rimmel

Yayyy this was a fun tag :-)

Vikki xoxo

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Winter Wonderland FOTD and BOO at the sales!

I miss the snow! I never thought I would say that but it's all blah outside now, foggy/misty and GREY (aka DEPRESSING!)!

So here I am with abit of 'Winter Wonderland' this is abit of a look I did today,

I know I am meant to be doing my make up brush and Ed Hardy Palette review AAAAND all the swatches from my make up haul the other day but I am going to do them v soon just thought I would squeeze this in!

Sooooo using some of my new products I did the 'Look' basically consists of:

  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil (Black/Brown)
  • W7 Concealer Palette
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation (shade 200)
  • MUA face powder
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes eyeshadow (Precious Rose)
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner (005 Black)
  • Sleek twist up eyeliner
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara (Black)
  • Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush (Rose Dor (34)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Candy)
  • Rimmel Royal Jelly Gloss (shade 221 Sweet Lust)
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner (Eastend Snob)
Basically easy as 123, nothing really different to what I have done previously! Start off same as I always do.....foundation/concealer/brows/ then used my new Rimmel Glam eyes shadow which is a frosty white/pale pinky colour similar to highlight so for the winter wonderland effect thought the frostiness and colour worked great, then lined my eyes 'cat eye' style, and my new L'oreal mascara which I am LOVING!

For the lips used all pinks the Rimmel Candy shade Lipstick was abit too frosty (e.g verging on just looking tacky) so I added baby pink gloss (The royal jelly rimmel) and that sort of turned it to a uber nude lip colour then added the Bourjois blush which was Rose D'or this is one of the items I need to swatch and review more (so is the lipliner, lipstick, eyeliner and mascara LOL) it is a really girlie flushed 'dolly style' pink

So for this 'Look' it was all about FROSTY pinks and whites abit 'ice queen' and it wouldn't be complete without pics (and my FAUX fur coat!) I also have no idea why my hair looks so volumised, im clipping my fringe back at the moment as I have a love/hate relationship with it and right now HATE it, yesterday I did a front braid to get it out my face but today I was rushing, Click pics to enlarge and Booo at my camera it really washes me out! :-(

In other news I hate sales....they make people angry and grumpy and me no likey angry grumpy people! Plus people are SOOOOO rude! I cannot deal with the drama and been pushed and shoved about by a crazy shopper tryna get to a bargain before anyone else LOL,

I haven't bought much in the sales at all....I bought a few things today...a travel kit of plastic bottles as I am going to make my own eyemake up remover (the olive oil one LOL I shall do a little post on it this week when I do it for those that dont know) and a big bronzer brush as I don't have one and it was a bargain £1 in primark it seems to shed abit though but would did I expect really?!

Also got a sale leathery khaki military style jacket (with the most HORRENDOUS photo ever I apologise blame my mum's photography skills, it took her 10mins to work out how to take it, she just took 2 pics and one she beheaded me so I was just from the neck down so you get the cheesy first photo!) I do love this jacket though and am pleased about that, it has rouched sleeves at the shoulder which I adore and it feels quite smart for everyday, im so sick of winter, I need summer back asap.

I also bought a lingerie-y sequin body top (but one of those 'wear to be seen' types, hey thats what the label said!!) I thought it would create quite a sexy look if teamed with leggings and some very hot black shoes and clutch bag, might do it for NYE as I have some sequin leggings, it could be a great idea or a big fat fail, time will tell!

THE most exciting thing I also bought were grey contacts, by Mesmereyez (www.mesmereyez.com) I have had blue which looked oh so fake but at the time I thought they looked the shit (this was around the time I also thought blonde highlights suited me so we won't speak about that ha ha ha!) anyway they are velvet grey which looked fairly natural grey to me, I thought green might also look as fake as blue and they are the '1 month Naturalz' range which is basically the ones that totally cover your original eye colour, the website is actually quite good as you can see the whole range, the whole colours/types, as they do blends and dramatic ones too, and also 1 day and 3 month ones, and you can test them out on model faces on the site so thats fun!

I haven't tried them yet, im scared its been so long since I stuck something in my eye (apart from eyeliner everyday!) and I don't want to hate them as I was super excited.

I might have a go tomorrow and post......I DEFINATLEY want to get a youtube vid done this week as I really want to start them asap so might even review them for there.

Hope you're all surviving the sales :-p
Vikki xoxox

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Xmas Gifts!

So hope you all had a lovely Christmas I thought id share some of my lovely gifts, I got some clothes and usual stuff like PJs, dressing gown, slippers etc but I thought i'd leave them all out, I can show the clothes in some OOTD (outfit of the day) posts soon, The rest was just shoes, bags and makeup LOL. I didn't take any pics of me or xmas FOTD, OOTD or whatever else as Xmas for me in a small affair and I stayed in my PJs and make-up free all day. Anyway here goes my gifts!

This cream faux fur River Island bag was one of my faves it has a lovely studded handle too and feels so soft and glam, the lining is such a beautiful royal blue colour ooooh i absoloutley love it!
Next is the sequinned-y rouched black clutch bag, I love simple black clutch bags as they go with everything on nights out so this is great, it is fairly big too

This is a bag I will probably use fairly often for daytime, its simple but chic and I do love anything leopard lol.

Black strappy shoes I go through black shoes like crazy the amounts I have but these are more strappier than I would normally go so something different and sure they will get worn lots
Cream suede lace up shoe-y boot things, I will prob wear these in the day with jeggings to glam up abit, they feel quite comfortable and I really really really  love lace up heels
Cut out shoe boots (suede) I will get so much wear out of these as the heel is so low so they will be comfortable i hope! They're just a bit higher than ankle length and I like the cutout detail and leopard print insides
Gold studded purese, the studs on this are really big and spiky, I love changing my purse (or wallett LOL) so this will look cute even if it will be empty after I have spent such a bomb at chrismas LOL.
31  piece brush set! I don't want to go into too much detail about these as I want to do a whole new post on reviewing them sometime in the next week or so, so look out for that.
And again with this Ed Hardy Make up pallette set I also want to do a seperate post which I will probabaly do when I do the brush one.

This was the cute card I got my mum who bought me all these items (plus many more bless her) I got her a gold bracelet, Beyonce Heat perfume and a few other bits of clothes)

To finish off here is Babies my big cat and Kyla my baby kitten both tucking into the treats from their stocking! They are slowly getting used to each other, a month later! Babies has been used to been a 'Only cat' for so long so now he has a sister he's having to get his head around it all ha ha ha!

Anyway presents aren't whats important for Christmas it's family but I thought I would share a few of my bits with you

Vikki xoxoxo

Friday, 24 December 2010

Haul list.............swatches and images to follow :-)

I confess I have gone majorly insane on make up this week LOL here is the list (the Rimmel Eyeshadow and Collection 2000 powder is missing though as I purchased them at a different time and left them at home so when I took this pic at my mums house I didn't have those couple of items on me!)

  • W7 Camouflage Kit Cream Concealer Palette
  • Collection 2000 compact powder (Medium)
  • Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact (Medium Matte)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Candy)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Coral in Gold)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Birthday Suit)
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes eyeshadow (Precious Rose)
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner (Eastend Snob)
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner (005 Black)
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara (Black)
  • Revlon Makeup Eraser Pen
  • Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush (Rose Frisson (54)
  • Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush (Lilas Dor (33)
  • Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush (Rose Dor (34)
But waheeeeey it is Christmas tomorrow :-)

I do know alot of my pressies as I did pick them (some amazing shoes and boots and bags and clothes from these fabulous sales that have been happening and the usual PJs, dressing gown, slippers and what im very excited about is a Ed Hardy make up pallette set WOOO-HOO)

 I probabaly will have to do a few seperate posts as othwise it will be a majorly LOOOOOOONG post, I shall be taking pics throughout tomorrow :-) So the swatches and up close pics and etc etc will probabaly be up after my xmas day haul.......I'll prob do it for Tuesday or deffo sometime in the next week!
Everyone have a blessed christmas

Hurry up Santa hahaha


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Tag

Thought I shall share this seen as though I keep seeing it pop up everywhere! Give it a go anyone that wants to

1. Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie? Ooooh ermmm Home alone films always make me feel in the christmassey mood and isnt the wizard of oz always on?!

2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?
Red and gold

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
I normally go to my mums house so get dressed but we only have a small celebration so don't go too full on glam I like to be cosy and comfy

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
My mum

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning, sometimes when I was little was allowed to wear my new pyjamas on Xmas Eve though

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
Oh gosh no, maybe i should attempt to?!

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break? Just eat and chill totally relax!

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
To just have a good day and all my family and friends to have the same

9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Christmas dinner cooking

10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat? Christmas dinner yummm

So pass it on! I hope you all have a blessed christmas and great time

Its the eve of christmas eve haha 2more days

Vikki xoxo

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

CHEAP BRANDS MAKE UP! @ www.fragrancedirect.co.uk

Just been doing a little online shopping and thought I would share this site with you, www.fragrancedirect.co.uk it is a UK based site its £1.95 for UK delivery and it does ship worldwide you just need to check the site for prices, I have ordered twice before off this site and both times delivery was fast and packaged well, I ordered a few cosmetics the first time and the second time the New Beyonce HEAT perfume which it had at the cheapest price I could find after browsing around,

This site offers items like Rimmel Lipsticks from £1, L'oreal mascaras for £3-£5, l'oreal eyeshadows from £1,  Bourjois nail polishes and blushes for like £1.50, it even has some Urban Decay eyeshadows and lipsticks for around £3 I think they were and also a few NYX products which are usually hard to get hold of in the UK, plus the legendary St moritz fake tan and some fab Burts Bees products.

The only problem with the site is that the colour charts are nowhere near a good representation of what shades to buy so I always have to google them see if I can find better swatches as the site only has one main image in one shade of products usually and the next is that sometime the choice of colours is minimal or less popular ones (such as white and silver EYEBROW pencils?!!?!) So if you have enough patience to research the products to get a good representation of them then go for it, I have just gone through all the categories in the cosmetics side of the site and it's took me a good few hours!

But it is great because for like around £20 you can get 4 rimmel lipsticks, 3 bourjois blushers, a l'oreal mascara, a couple of nail polishes and some eyeshadows for example when in a standard drugstore you would probabaly only get 1 mascara, 1 lipstick and 1 blush!

I LOVE this site, I did come across another but then I saw some bad reviews on it so it really put me off but like I said I have 2 posotive experiences already from this site (PLEASE do note I am not involved or affiliated with this company it is something that I just thought I would share as it was something that made me happy to find and buy from!)

Also aswell as cosmetics as so many cheap branded perfumes for men also and gift sets and hair care (including some electrical appliances), and body stuff and skincare, etc.......the list goes on

So if you get some money over xmas or like me just are obsessed by make up and want some serious bargains go have a peek

Vikki xoxo

P.S - 3 days wooooooooooooooo! :-)

Blue da ba dee.....................

Im feelin blue today, xmas shopping ANNOYING me so bad, so doing it in July next year LOL

But how it would I would love if we lived in a blue world literally LOL......these are from a shoot I did and it's not just photoshopped (and no im not just blue haired either) its the special lighting, Superhero fab LOL

 I think I rock blue hair and blue eyes pretty well ALTHOUGH I did have some dodgy blue contacts when I was 16 that looked so fake but I thought I was soooooo cool ha ha ha.

hey if its good enough for the lovely Katy perry and Amber rose.........


If anyone's interested in blue lipstick StarGazer (New Look branches in the UK stock it) do 1 for around £3ish, It's shade #104

Anyway hope all you guys aren't as 'blue' as me and enjoying the run up to christmas.....just to finish off the blue theme....
Vikki xoxoxo

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Calling all my music lovers......I have a xmas gift!

A shamless little plug but STILL a gift for you all!!! Free download of the exclusive DJ Sniper and DJ Kristal CHRISTMAS HYPE 2010 mixCD (DJ Sniper is my boy so although I am biased he is a really good DJ and of course DJ Kristal is a wicked DJ aswell so you have a winning combo here!)

I've put the tracklisting on so you can get a little feel of what tracks they are, the download is totally free just go to the links at the bottom 

1)Intro -
2)Gyptian Feat. Nicki Minaj - Hold Yuh (Remix)
3)Jazmine Sullivan - Luv Back
4)Rihanna Feat. Drake - What's My Name (Remix)
5)Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake - Moment 4 life
6)Miguel Feat. J.Cole - All I Want Is You Vs Collab Riddim (Remix)
7)Vybz Kartel Feat. Popcaan & Gaza Slim - Clarkes Vs Cat Dragged In (Sniper Refix)
8)Griminal - Supa Dupa
9)Tinchy Stryder Feat. VA - Game Over
10)Far East Moovement Feat. 50 Cent - Like A G6 (Official Remix)
11)Katy B &Feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On
12)Ms Dynamite - What You Talkin' About Vs Hyper Funk 2010 (Sniper Refix)
13)Rick Ross Feat. Styles P - B.M.F
14)Tempa T - Next Hype Vs B.M.F (DJ DUBL Refix)
15)Fire Camp - Shut Up Vs B.M.F (DJ Raph Refix)
16)Lethal B Feat. VA - Pow 2010
17)P Money - Slang Like This
18)Giggz -Hard In The Paint (Freestyle)
19)Guggz - Buss Commercial
20)Chris Brown Feat. Drake - Deuces (Remix)
21)Nicki Minaj - Your Love (Remix)
22)Mavado - When You Feel Lonely (Snippet)
23)Mavado Feat. Stacious - Come Into My Room
24)Jah Cure - Call On Me Vs Aston Martin Music (Snippet)
25)Rick Ross Feat. Drake & Chrisette Michelle - Aston Martin Music
26)Chris Brown Feat. Bow Wow - Ain't Thinkin' About You
27)Chris Brown - No Bullshit
28)T.I Feat. Chris Brown - Get Back
29)Beats Bullyz - Bounce (Champion Skankers Mix)
30)Andy Jay & S-Tee Feat. Big Rob - Tutti Frutti (Kristal Dub)
31)Alizae Vybes - D.P.M.O
32)Funky Twinz Feat. Angel J - Smile
33)Sticky Feat. Ferrare Symone & Maxwell D - Girls Wanna Have Some fun
34)Hannah Liston - Explore Me (Dumplin Mix)
35)Yasmin - You, Me, She (DJ Naughty Mix)
36)Funkystepz - Whisper
37)Ill Blu Feat. Speshill - Roll With Me
38)Maxwell D - Island Hopper
39)Cherri V - The Show (T2 Mix)
40)DJ Q Fea. Lady Like - Guessing Games (Zibba Mix)
41)Mr. M - Dash Down (Subzero Mix)
42)TS7 Feat. Bianca - Electrical Pool

Catch DJ SNIPER ON www.twitter.com/djsniperdrmxkid and DJ KRISTAL www.twitter.com/djkristal
Also for collection of other most recent mix cds, all FREE to download! Visit the facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107005689355199&v=info


SINGLE TRACK- http://www.mediafire.com/?sae75l2is0y0k6y
ZIP FILE - http://www.mediafire.com/?dma35rokttsowik


Happy listening love me and mr sniper!!!  xoxoxo


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Manly 120 pallette info and PURPLE LOOK (BEWARE heavy post LOL!)

Hi I got the Manly 120 pallette pretty much right after i set my blog up as when I started reading and following blogs alot of people mentioned it and it looked  great, Most of them seem to come from Hong Kong and just labelled as 120/88/ or whatever pallettes and in the US is seems Sedona Lace and Coastal scents do similar pallettes if not the same ones, I also want a neutral pallette full of beigey, browns perfect for everyday I saw these on Sedona Lace and they are very reasonable priced (also if you follow Katrina Lomidzes amazing blog which is www.katrinalomidze.com, she has a special unique $3 discount code for Sedona Lace as she is the feautured model for the brand and her blog has alot of review of the pallettes and Sedona Lace's other products like make up brushes. I also really want a shimmer pallette as the 120 manly one is matte and then for the face the contour/blush pallette similar to this on,


Please note I have never purchased from this specific seller I am just using it as an example to what the contour blush pallette is, if you just search the words pretty much more come up. I am definatley going to be getting a few of these diff pallettes after I have my xmas shopping done and duste, I even just saw a cool looking concealer one.

Anyway i'll just quickly cover some info about the pallette (I do have an ingrediants list  in case you want to know whats in the products) it is 120 eyeshadows they're quite small about the size of a 5p or maybe slightly bigger and as you can see from the pics they cover browns, greens, purples, pinks, everything, etc! I LOVE IT! the colours are very pigmented and do last, they are easy to work with and it's great to have all your colour in one place, really lets you go wild!

The package arrived all bubble wrapped (if anyone wants to know the seller I bought it from please email me it was around £12 inc delivery and even though they told me to expect to wait at least 3-5 week it arrived in about 16days) Then it has a white sleeve and when you take it out of that is a shiny plastic black pallette,

(When the pics were taken the cellophane was still on but you get the idea just wanted to take some quick pics of it on my blackberry.) They do warn you that in transistion some e/s might be broken but they will refund if it's more than a few, but I got mine and only ONE was slightly scratched at the surface where some had slightly chipped so was quite lucky thankfully, it's the one I circled in yellow, the 2 ones I circled in red are the ones I used for the 'Look'.

So at the weekend I went out Saturday night and had a purple look, purple eyes, lilac purple-y (kind of LOOL) dress and lilac shoes!

For the rest of the look i used:
-Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (Shade 200)
-Benefit IT Stick
-Sunkissed Bronzing Pearls I had From a Gift Set
-Sleek Glo Highlighter (Peach Shimmer)
-Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil (Brown/Black)
-2True Liquid Eyeliner
-Rimmer Kohl Eyeliner (Black)
-Benefit Bag Gal Mascara (Black)
-Sleek twist up lip liner (Shade 654 Pink Rose)
-Pink Lipgloss from a La Senza lipgloss mini pallette

So after applying my foundation and filling in my brows, the 2 colours I used were the lighter shade for all over the eyelid blended towards the eyebrow at the outer corners and then the darker shade from the outer eyelid upto the brow, I used the IT stick as a base as well as a concealer, then went across my upper lashline with the liquid eyeliner, the waterline with the kohl pencil and joined them together where they met up.

Really simple and easy, and then obviously add the mascara, lipliner, lipgloss, bronzer and highlighter to my cheeks and brow bone and was done! It was pretty much my everyday make up with just purple instead it's nothing hard or spectacular but I love purple and thought it looked pretty good!

Any questions just ask!

Then a lil one of my outfit!

Vikki xoxoxox

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

A RANT! About pretty much yesterdays post!

Yesterday if you read I did a post on my new aviator jacket which is this post http://vikki-gabrielleworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-50p-and-25-bargain-lol-plus-festive.html

Well to cut a long story short today I wore my jacket and the boots I mentioned in that above post that I said went with it to go shopping in another town, so starting with the coat, it started off well kept me warm, looked nice and then as I was paying for something I went to open my bag and WHAT THE HELL is on my bag, why is it all dirty?!!?! No no no thats not dirt thats DYE!!!! Yes you guessed it.....from my new avaiator jacket :-(

My bag looks ok from the front (click all pics to enlarge):

 This is just a random bag i've had a few years but I always really liked it as it is made out of a sort of alligator feeling material and it goes with alot and it is actually beige not pale cream or white like the pic thats just the flash washing it out......

Now this is the damage:

Thats the back where it's been on my shoulder and rubbing on my side as I walked

and then:

where i've circled in red (even though im sure you can see) is the underside of the strap where it has stained a bluey colour! It wasn't even wet or raining or anything for the dye to transfer, The only thing I am happy about is I was actually going to take another beige bag I had which is a Fiorelli one and cost me like £60 this bag above cost less than £10 i think and i've had this ages whereas the other I haven't had as long but STILL!!!!! I am so not happy with this, I am actually wishing I never bought the coat now even though I do like it.

And onto the boots, these are the actual boots as i didn't put a pic in yesterday but just taken one,

 I wanted some flat boots to wear with leggings and to be COMFORTABLE not in heels (ha how ironic as you will soon see!) and these were only like £15 and liked the chain detailing, so I wore these from my house to an appointment I had before I went shopping (a walk that took me like 20min) then when I was sat in my appointment for about 25mins even though I was sat down I could feel these were very uncomfortable and rubbing me, then I went to the train station like a 10min walk away feet still hurting, and got off did my shopping and could handle them been uncomfortable just thought it was due to it been the 2nd time i wore them (the first they weren't on long at all) but after about 2hrs I gave in as I could barely walk anymore and went to buy some more shoes, I had finished my shopping in Primark the hour before but went back as that was the cheapest place I could think of and I was kinda glad they hurt my feet as I went back and got a bargain for £4 some funky wedge shoe/boots type things:

BARGAIN £4!! Reduced from £15 I saw these a few week ago and liked them too but didn't obvs get them, well I wore these for like the remaining time and after changing into them saw 2 nice big blisters on the back of my heels but at least the heel was cut out of these so could let my blistered heels breathe (hope no-one was watching my heels though ewww LOL) and so off I skipped in comfort.........well so I thought by the time I got the train home a couple of hours later I again could barely walk! Worse this time cos these also had a wedge and open peep toe to go with it, so took them off ASAP when I got home and I now have a total of 4 blisters - the 2 original ones on my heels, and 2 on my little toes and side of my foot from where the sides of the peep toe part on these have rubbed me :- (

I am FED UP! I kinda don't blame the shoes as both were new an I was doing alot of walking being the shopaholic I am LOL but the jacket and my poor bag has made me soooooo MAD! GRRRRRRRR, Do I just need to stop shopping at Primark?!

Vikki xoxoxo

EDIT: I actually ended up complaining to Primark a week after this post(my mum did on my behalf actually LOL) and they gave me a full refund for my coat and let me choose a bag of theres for free which was very good of them as I didn't expect it at all! I was just going to keep the jacket but my mum knows me too well and knows i would have probabaly never worn it again and just wasted the money so yaaaay for my mum! They are also going to investigate why it leaked the dye so we shall see what they say! And no I haven't wore either shoes again yet im too scared ha ha ha.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

my 50p and £25 bargain LOL! Plus a festive NOTD

So i'll start with the £25 bargain save the cheapy for last LOL this is my AVIATOR JACKET! I will be honest I didn't really like the trend. I saw one in New Look in the sale for £20 and just didn't like it then saw the Primark version and actually thought it looked pretty good, I tried it on and boy did it keep me warm and knowing how cold the UK is thought I would buy it, im normally girlie and pretty and felt this was a fashionable 'edge' to add to my wardrobe! I also have some biker-y style boots to wear with it but haven't taken pics yet they have buckles and a chain detail around, Ash doesn't like the look but ykno thats men for you never understand fashion, if it was upto men we would be wearing bikinis as outerwear 24-7 haha.

Next up my 50p bargain it is also from Primark (no I do not live in Primark contrary to popular belief :-p) It is a face and body 'BLOOMINOUS' Illuminator in the shade 'Gold' they also had it in shade 'Bronze' which I should have picked up for bloody 50p but my brain failed me!

I lurrrveeeeeeeeeeee the packagaing, Primark has quite alot of beauty buys now this originally retailed at £3 I think thats the average price range for most of the products my towns store doesn't have the best selection but how pretty is it! Very funky and retro, It has a twist up bottom that distributed the illuminator like this:

It is quite nice but abit glittery so I would use it very sparingly on my cheekbones, I will mostly probably use it on my shoulders and chest and maybe my legs when I wear my party dresses this xmas season!

You can't see it too well blended in so I squared it off just in case it's my blackberry camera as I wasn't at home to use my other, for 50p I am chuffed with it! I would actually have bought it for £3 to be honest. My hand is still shimmering in the light now and it's been over 5 hours since I did this little swatch so ladies run down to your local primarks!

Lastly my festive inspired NOTD (nails of the day), to be honest it's abit of a cheat as I have done a NOTD with this polish before its the China Glaze - Avalance http://vikki-gabrielleworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/nails-of-day-notd-china-glaze-avalanche.html   but to make it more festive I added a glitter topcoat you can get these in alot of ranges I have a none branded random one and a 17 by Boots one, it works quite well as Avalanche is a metallic gun metal silver colour so with the silver glitter topcoat looks really really dazzling! For Saturday night partying I love it even if it is abit OTT for the day time!

It hasn't picked up just how dazzling it looks but in the light WOWZA!!

Anyway happy tuesday everyone!

Vikki xoxoxo


Jamie Foxx/Drake - Fall for your type (Featured girl Jessica Burciaga)

Hi guys just a Just caught the video for 'Fall for your type' with Jamie Foxx and Drake and LOVE IT! The main model is playmate Jessica Burciaga urgh she is soooooooooooooooo stunning, her make up is always so nice and I love her whole look on her myspace blog http://www.myspace.com/jessieburciaga/blog/424954348 she actually talks about what make up she likes and uses

She kind of has that glow-y natural make up look similar to how J-Lo used to do it, where everythings nudey and bronze, I am going to have to do a make up look on her soon, When I get a tan LOL!

Anyway heres the vid!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Wedding Make up/Look

This is from a Shoot (yes just a shoot.....I haven't managed to snag a ring on the finger from my Mr yet unfortunatley hahaha, I will start throwing hints in the next few years though LOL) I was only 20 when these got taken last year for some wedding promotion merchanside and a photography buisness so quite a young bride :-)

I did the makeup myself anyway for these due to budgets and time so here was my wedding look, I can't tell you exact products as it was a year ago now and my memory is good but not that good!

Anyway (click pics to enlarge)

Face - For all photoshoots at this point I used Estee Lauden Double Wear Foundation, I don't have it anymore though so can't tell you the exact shade, I stopped using it as it made me come out in some major spots! I think it was because it was so thick and it even smelt like cement in my opinion. I used a face powder to eliminate shine but really have no idea which powder I was using around this time, Right now I would recommend L'Oreal and Rimmel for cheap and simple powders that you can't fail with, and the blush was a baby pink one, I think it was the Bourjois little pot ones, They do some nice colours, I wanted to get really girlie and flushed cheeks but not clown like!
Eyes - I used a matt flesh toned colour for all over the eyes, and then a bit of whitey cream shimmer shadow for some sparkle, I didn't want to be glittering as thats not very bride like but if I was to do it again I would just keep the shadow really simple and use a highlighter like the Sleek Glo one to highlight under the arch in my brow and then the inner corners of my eyes, I did use a liquid liner (always used 2true's from Superdrug) on the top and lined my waterline with Rimmel Kohl and joined both lines up which in hindsight might have been abit harsh, but for me personally I feel like I really look better with my eyes heavily accentuated with liner but for others just a very thin line on top would probabaly be enough, I also used Bad girl Benefit for my lashes.

Lips - I lined my lips usingw a light pink lipliner then filled my whole lip area in with that and just went over with a sheer baby pink gloss and on top of that a nudey coloured lipstick so my lips wouldn't be too glossy.

I did want a timeless, elegant look, and the breakdown of this is - Pink Flushed cheeks, shimmery lined eyes, and light pink/nude gloss lips which you can never go wrong with. I love the look, im big on black smokey eyes at the moment but I wouldn't want to really wear these on my wedding day, An alternative to this look I would possibly do would be a brown smokey eye though with very nude lips and then black liner, or for some people red lips and just simple lined eyes would look amazing but me and red lips never go, OMGGG I could go on about wedding looks forever LOL, I love weddings!

Anyway I was just thinking what to do for a next blog post when I came across these pics so thought something wedding-y might be interesting, I am sorry I couldn't be specific with products but I didn't use anything really special or magnificent, it's a simple look that could be re-created with practically any brands as long as you have an idea of shades :-)

Vikki xoxoxo