Monday, 31 December 2012

Christmas Haul

Hello Hello all! I've been reading a lot of my favourite blogger's Christmas hauls recently and have decided to do one of my own! I didn't manage to put one together last year but I personally love looking at all the bits and bobs everyone found under the tree (probably the nosey side of me) so here is my collection of the lovely Christmas goodies I got this year - I have to say I feel completely spoilt!

I absolutely love little pieces of ethnic inspired jewellery! These are a couple of the pieces I bought with an Accessorize voucher!

After getting Diamonds as a gift from an event this year - I have fallen completely in love with it and was so sad when my bottle ran out! Thanks to my lovely mum for giving it to me!
Ted Baker Eye Shadow set!

A super pretty travel documents organiser! Now all I need is a holiday haha!

These Topshop boots weren't as much of a surprise to find under the tree as I'd been hunting high and low for a classic black pair that were an all weather proof and seasonal type! I was chuffed when I finally found these beauts as they're also pretty damn sturdy so hopefully they'll be lasting me a couple of years!

The most ridiculously glittery/girly/glitzy iPhone case I have ever seen -  and I larrrvee it! I think it's going to be my annual Christmas case!

I seem to have so many little jackets that I was so happy to receive this cute cosy swing coat also from Topshop to keep me warm with its furry collar and detachable hood! You may have seen it featured on a wishlist post I did a month or so ago! Thanks for paying attention Santa :)

I hope you all got treated to some lovely presents too! I really do love Christmas and am a bit sad it's all over so quickly - not so much because of the presents but because of the Christmassy times and happenings with friends and family. It's been so nice catching up with everyone again! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas week celebrating with them all!

Have a fab NYE tonight Mixbagers!! And I'll speak to you all on the other side of 2013 :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi guys! So I haven't managed to do a post over the last few days due to the madness of Christmas and extra working hours - buttt I thought I would pop up a little instagram-a-lam post (@fashionmixbag) featuring some of my Christmas moments on the run up to the festive day! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and ate a ridiculous amount like me! I think someone may need to roll me to work tomorrow - especially after getting my xmas bake on on Saturday!

Xmas eve eve tea party with the gals!

I'll be doing some posts on the bits Santa bought me a bit later in the week! Hope you all got some fashionably fabulous pressies! 
Icy xmas nails - Maxfactor & Models Own Ibiza Mix // My sales tip for hitting the boxing day sales for Next // Starry eyed xmas vodka lemonade // Xmas Bake Off - Orange & Chocolate Shortbread // Xmas Eve tree and pressies // Handmade tags

Decorating the tree // Nursing my food baby in front of the fire // My cat playing with the baubles // Wrapping my presents // Wine time with the girls // Afternoon Sunsets

Lots of mistletoe kisses to all my lovely readers and followers!


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Guest Post on The Editeur- Sales Picks

Morning all! Just thought I'd write a quick mini update post! This week I've been enjoying guest blogging on lovely The Editeur blog again :) My latest post is all about my sale picks from their gorgeous designer collections!

Below are my favourite picks featured on the post! How amazing is the Matthew Williamson embellished jacket and the Patrizia Pepe floor length dress?! I swear if I had the money there would be no stopping me!

Check out the full post here

Hope you all have a fab Saturday!


Thursday, 13 December 2012

MAC Haul - a new feature!

Hello Hello! I am excited to bring to you all my first official beauty product review post!!
Admittedly in the past I have always mentioned briefly or featured products I am using or recently loving, but I decided I wanted to make these a more regular feature to my blog, so as a result... make way for the beauty posts!
 Like many girls, I am a self-confessed product junkie. I have always been a mahousive fan of all products, whether it be hair, make-up, nails, body you name it, I love to read beauty blogs and join in the #bbloggers chat, so I realised this feature is in fact massively overdue! 

So for my first post is my recent MAC haul after their 10% off promotion! MAC, a solid favourite for many make-up mad ladies, is undoubtedly one of my personal favourite make-up brands, ever. Aside from the amazing product selection, (I wish I could own every lip colour!) I always feel assured that despite gathering my pennies for the inital price tag, I am purchasing a decent product that will outlast many of the other cheaper bits and pieces I buy. It probably helps I also keep a nicer foundation such as this for more special occassions and not everyday wear.

Style Frost Powder Blush // £17.50

My love affair for MAC blusher first began a year or two ago when I bought the MAC mineralize 'Warmth of Coral' blush. I was gutted when it finally ran out and as a limited edition product, I did wonder if I would find a colour that I would like just as much. However the lovely people at my local MAC (Bristol Cabots) helped pick out this 'Style Frost' Powder blush as they said it would be suited to my greeny hazel coloured eye and I have to say I love it!  

The pinky-coral shade of the blush has a matt-creamy look and sits very well on the skin when lightly brushed on. I don't feel like it's too heavy and I didn't need to layer my brush to get a noticeable hint of colour. I would say it can be easy to go a bit overboard through, so be careful how much you apply to the brush! No one wants a Bridget Jones-esque blusher scare!

Studio Fix Foundation // £20.50

The next product I bought was an update on my Pro Longwear foundation I previously owned. I bought the foundation in the same colour, NC30, and found that the Studio Fix fluid was lighter and the colour was less intense, which as someone who's skin can't hack too much foundation worked in my favour. A small amount did provide smooth, matt coverage and therefore I found I needed less of it! It also had a extra 5 factors of SPF, which will be handy when the sun is back out! The one downside is that the bottle unfortunately doesn't come with a pump unlike the Pro Longwear and did wear off slightly easier- although that was to be expected in comparison.

Here is what they both looked like on :)

Other Make Up // Eyes: Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black // Brows: L'oreal Pencil 
As you can see by the picture I probably could have afforded to apply a bit more blusher, but as I was going to work I thought I would keep it natural with just a hint! I also think my camera softened it out a little in the light!

What do you all think? Do any of you wear MAC foundation or blusher?


Friday, 7 December 2012

Models Own Mirrorball Glitter Polish

Helllooo everyone! Just doing a little post for you all on my latest beauty obsession, Models Own glitter polishes! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will see I am a big fan of the glitter mirrorball range and often post up one too many photos of what I've been trying out!

The two I've most recently bought are the Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix and the Boogie Nights. The multi-glitter one is the Ibiza Mix, and the Boogie Nights the purple/blue mix. It took ages for my local boots to get the Boogie Nights one back into store as they sold out so quick! Above is a photo of it on just plain-polish free nails, and below is a mixture of different extra glittery effects!

Maxfactor & Hed Kandi Ibiza

Coral Leighton Denny Polish & Hed Kandi Top Coat

I absolutely love having sparkly nails around Christmas time, especially as these polishes are pretty damn resistant to everyday life, so much so that they can be a bit of a nightmare to get off, so I recommend lots of base undercoats so that it will come off much more easily!

What do you all think? Do you like glitter varnishes?