As I start to type this my lovely boyfriend is an hour and a half into his 200 odd mile journey home. To say I miss him is an understatement and I'm currently drowning my sorrows with a large glass of wine and a packet of custard cream biscuits. However I have some beautiful memories from the last couple of days and I have been well and truly spoilt! My boy was very naughty and bought me an iPod touch for my birthday so blatantly ignoring my requests for him to not spend too much money on me but I am beyond grateful!
I'm not ashamed to admit that I've barely put it down since I've had it - angry birds is so infuriatingly addictive but my current favourite app of the moment is creamy ice! I secretly think he got it for me so I'd stop stealing his iPhone at every opportunity - and if that's the case then it definitely worked!
I'm very proud to say that I've made some beautiful friends through Blogger & Twitter! The gorgeous Tanya from Tanya Talks sent me a birthday present which was so ridiculously sweet of her! Tanya, if you're reading, your present will be in the post very soon!
She bought me a beautiful bookmark with a little anchor on the end & I absolutely adore it. I read a lot and this will save the corners of my books from being folded down to mark my page for sure. It's actually sitting in my copy of Revolutionary Road right as I type! She also got me 2 heart shaped lip glosses which smell divine; my favourite is the vanilla one. Last but not least she bought me a super cute pair of bow earrings & I've been wearing them almost every day since I received them. Thank you again so so much Tanya, luff you lots! ♥
The beautiful Lenny who has a blog called lenny writes also sent me some lovely things for my birthday which was so cute of her!
She got me a gorgeous pair of cream rose shaped earrings that I adore and made my boyfriend wait an extra few minutes before heading out while I put them in as soon as I got them! I'm really excited to try the George nail polish she got for me, my local Asda's don't stock the nail polish range and this one is called 'Under the Sea' - love it! Finally she sent me my very own sailor hat & I think it's amazing. It made me giggle when I opened it - maybe I'll wear it whenever I'm typing up a new post for Sailboat hehe. Thank you so so so much, I love everything so much! ♥
While I was away I had a few sneaky looks on Twitter & Blogger and saw much excited talk over the new Topshop Make Up range that has recently launched. Seeing such good initial impressions of the cream blushers I couldn't resist purchasing one. I've never tried a cream blush before so instead of splashing out on an expensive Illamasqua one that's caught my eye I thought one of the new Topshop shades would be a perfect starting point.
I placed my order on Monday and it arrived on Wednesday morning which I was very impressed by. There's been differing opinions on the packaging and I personally sit on the 'I think it's really cute' side of the fence. White packaging is one of those things that you either love or hate I think & I love it - I have a white BlackBerry for example which a lot of people dislike. The polka dots are cute & there is a really good sized mirror inside the lid.
I was pretty torn between two shades, Flush which looks like a beautiful pink & Neon Rose which is a gorgeous peachy shade that I eventually decided on - I'm really into peach and coral shades at the moment, it makes me feel a little more summery!
As you can see, in the pan it looks like a very bright peachy pink shade. As someone who is very pale I always gasp a little when I see products as scarily bright looking as this, however, don't fear you pale faced beauties, this is something that you can make work for sure.
This is how it looks when heavily swatched and the colour is divine. It's something that I can see being one of my summer staple make up items. It feels creamy and it's definitely not difficult to get good colour pay off so I think it's amazing value for money. It sets to a powder & I think the formulation is lovely; although I don't have anything to compare it to I won't hesitate to purchase a few more colours from the range.
This is how a small amount of product blended out looks on me - to give you an idea of my colouring, although it's clear from the photo that I'm very pale, my shade in Revlon ColorStay foundation is Ivory, the very lightest one. To apply I lightly touched my ELF flat topped powder brush into the product, placed it on the apples of my cheeks & blended out. I adore the colour and today I paired this with my Barry M Peachy Pink lipstick and I felt super summery - lovely!
Topshop cream blushers are £6 for 4g of product.
Have you purchased any of the Topshop make up? Let me know if there's anything you're particularly loving!