Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year...Welcome 2013!!!!!


 Every year I say the year has just flown by and 2012 has been no exception, I've had the best year and I hope next year is just as great, I hope you all have a positive outlook on the years gone by, let by gone's be by gone's and turn every negative into a positive!

Thank God for all his blessings, family, health and wealth - I wish you all the best for the future!

May we be blessed for the year ahead - Happy 2013!!!

Lots of Love Dyno... x

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Seasons Greetings...


A day or two late wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday with your nearest and dearest, family and friends. All the yummy food, TV programmes, good company, gifts and showers of love makes this time of year so so special... Here's a cheer to good health, wealth and prayers of thanks, forgiveness and remembering those who may have been a little less fortunate than us.

A very Merry Christmas my dears....
Love Dyno xxx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Current Obsession: MAC Ample Pink Plushglass


"Sheer lip colour with a pearlised high-shine gloss finish. Formulated to make lips look and feel like more - instantly! Comfortable to wear: lush, multi-dimensional. Sensational in application: gives a cool-warm, vanilla buzz to the lips. Moisturises, soothes and visibly plumps the lips to make them look luxuriously healthy and well-conditioned. Contains vitamin E for added environmental protection. To keep lips looking full and lush, use it on an ongoing basis." - MAC.

I've died and gone to lipgloss heaven - yes literally! While I do have a firm favourite known to every man, woman and child in my life as MAC 'Deelight' Cremesheen Lipglass I have fallen in love with another lipgloss which is now a firm new favourite: 'Ample Pink' Plushglass.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

MAC Eyeshadows - Shadowy Lady - Plumage - Cranberry


"Highly pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. Create a customized palette of shades" - MAC.

It's fair game to say MAC have awesome eyeshadows and they are serious culprits in the beauty industry. So I decided to purchase a few Autumn/Wintery kind of shades. I picked one 'Frost' and two 'Matte' formulas to add to my collection.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

MAC Pro Store Haul - Blushes & Sculpting Powders


On a recent trip to Las Vegas I got to hit the MAC Pro Store in Ceaser's Palace. This store in Vegas is the perfect location if you want to go to a MAC store which isn't crazy busy! I've visited multiple times before but it's so awesome and super quiet!! Love it!! I don't know if it's the time of year I go and Vegas in general is quiet but my trip to this MAC Pro store is always a very therapeutic one without the chaos! Total bliss I tell you. 

Any hooo; my recent trip was ever so lucky as the blushes I picked were finally all in stock! I hate buying stuff in bits - it makes me feel unfulfilled, so I like to go with a list and come back with everything, so yes I literally waited a year to bring the set of blushes I wanted home! Yup I'm mad.

So behold MAC Pro Store blushes in: FULL FUCHSIA, AZALEA, RHUBARB, SALSA ROSE, HARMONY and MAC Pro Store Sculpting Powder in: SHADOWY. I picked six refill pans to fit the MAC Pro Palette x 6. (For anyone who doesn't know: with the exception of Harmony you won't find these specific blushes and sculpting powders in ordinary MAC stores).

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Half Up, Half Down, To The Side: Party Hair Style

I've been attempting trying to style my hair in an updo that I would feel comfortable wearing and doing myself. I really like the look I came up with and look forward to sporting it at a wedding or if I'm feeling brave for a Christmas party maybe!


I first blow dried my hair,
Ran the straighteners through it by waving the ends,
Scooped a section at the top and back combed slightly creating a puffy illusion,
Pinning into place on the underside,
I then grabbed and scooped the right hand side of my hair,
In a twisting motion tucking around any loose hairs,
At the same time I used plain bobby pins/hair grips to secure the gathered hair in place,
I also pushed the gathered hair in an upward motion to create more volume,
I then took a small loose amount of hair on my left side and scooped it back pinning it into place,
Finally once the hair felt securely gripped I placed a simple sparkly crystal flower piece.

It was such fun styling my hair like this and for someone who hardly even ties her hair up, I'm quite impressed with the look! Does it suit me?

Dyno x

L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Styling Spray Review


This is going to be a product rant - sorry :(

Yup we've all probably seen the adverts for L'Oreal's Elnett Heat Spray - "protect it, heat it, style it, smooth it, wave it, boost it, style just got hotter". So we have a heat protector with the ability to style your hair in other ways and hold, plus take heat of upto 230 degrees. Sounds perfect with this incredible new  'Adapting' thing L'Oreal seems to be using.

I tried it, I wanted to protect it, heat it, trying to style it, wanting to smooth it, just dry it, natural wave it, oh and of course maybe boost it, look a little hotter maybe? Blahhhhhhh - I tell you what did happen...

Some new Inglot eyeshadows


I popped into Inglot a few days ago, I've actually been after a green eye shadow with heavy pigmentation and while I love using 'Humid' from MAC for me it was quite subtle when applied and not the shade of green I was looking for. 

Inglot, in my opinion does some great alternatives to MAC, there is quite an excellent array of colours to choose from and needless to say I didn't walk away with just a green eyeshadow - three more came home! (I actually have a 10 pan palette which needs filling so slowly but surely).

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

MAC Guilty Passions: Holiday Mini Kits


Ahhh I think it's obvious by now I'm a total MAC addict and more than the permanent range of makeup I tend to go for alot of the limited edition stuff, and so the Christmas/holidays 2012 collection and ranges of products were no exception!

With the MAC Guilty Passions Holiday Mini  Kits there are 6 kits available - (3 lipgloss and 3 eye pigments). I don't use pigments very much as they get a bit messy I have maybe like 9 from a previous Christmas/limited collection and they hardly get much love. This time round I got 1 pigment set as the colours were very beautiful and I can see myself wanting to use them. I got all 3 lip gloss sets. 

I'm Back...

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged and I thought I must get a post in to update you guys before it hits a month of being away! All is well but extremely busy! November in general for me is a busy time of year what with PhD commitments and re-enrolling, the interior design business picks up alot of interest during this month also what with the rush up to Christmas; so for me it's about taking on each task with all guns blazing! 

I was lucky enough to fit in a conference turned trip/holiday to Las Vegas which Oh My goodness in the last four days got ruined because I had either food poisoning or stomach flu, whatever it was it was lethal stuff especially when you can't hold down water even - Dehydrated? Oh yeh, Weak? Please carry me, Collapsing? Should get to hospital on a drip by now - You get the picture! Luckily I'm feeling alot better.