Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Happy birthday little blog :)

Well well well, Uglily is one year old today! It's exactly a year since I published my first rambly post with low expectations. So what's changed? The overall appearence of Uglily is pretty much the same though I think hope the content has improved in quality. In the twelve short months I've been blogging I've put up a total 80 posts, gained nearly 400 of you lovelies and had over 9,000 page views, for some, it may seem insignificant but considering I never thought anyone would want to read what I have to say, I think thats pretty darn good going :)

So for each and everyone of you who has read, followed, or even just left a lovely comment I just want to say a big thank you, I really appreciate every kind word and click of a mouse.

& If you're feeling curious, have a read of my first post! x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Ooops! | Boots 3 for 2

A few repurchases as well as new products I've been meaning to pick up for a while, and with the 3 for 2 offer still on, I couldn't resist! Reviews comming soon! Hope you're all well :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Old friend | Barry m mushroom

March Favourites

Possibly the latest favourites post ever?! Spent the past couple of days desperately trying to finish any work I was given to complete over the holidays (I'm not alone, right?) But I'm back, with a slightly boring selection of favourites and a pile of posts to publish! :)

I rediscovered my Revlon colorstay this month. Well, I say rediscovered, I was never really its biggest fan! I have the shade Ivory, which I was told was the lightest shade (still believe this to be true) I remember swatching in Boots before I bought and it seemed the perfect shade. On getting it home, I believed it was far too pink-toned for my skin and never seemed to look right and it has sat on my foundation shelf, unloved ever since. I have no idea what made me pick this up this month, but either my skin tone has changed, or the foundation has, because now it seems the perfect shade! On reflection, that was a year or so ago and I think my knowledge of foundation and how to apply has increased. Either way, I've been wearing this quite a lot recently, mainly for work as it does have great staying power.

Vie revitalising cleanser is an old favourite. It's a thick, pearlescent mousse texture, even the tiniest amount foams up hugely to a really rich lather. Even though it's gentle it still feels like its cleaning deep down. Leaves my skin soft, squeaky clean and glowy.

I've really got back into liquid liner this month, opting for a feline flick on the outer corners... I used to do this daily a few years back, don't really know why I stopped. Laziness I guess! Anyho I went to pick up an old favourite of mine, Collection 2000 fast stroke. Unfortunately it was sold out so I took a £2 gamble and picked up the 2True 'ultimate liner' and it payed off! It's got a shaped, spongy type of applicator which I find much easier to apply than the brush ones. It's also matte, which I love. I know many bloggers rave about the L'Oreal carbon gloss liner, but I really don't like the sheen it leaves once dry. Taking that, and the price difference into consideration, 2True all the way!

A month of rekindling forgotten products for me! What have been your recent favourites?

Friday, 6 April 2012

peace is for everyone

Revlon colorstay 'ivory', Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer 'fair', 2True liquid eyeliner, Natural Collection lashbuild mascara, Natural Collection blush 'pink cloud', 17 mirror shine lipstick 'peace'

Hello lovelies! I hope you're all well and enjoying your holiday/ 4 day weekend. I feel like I haven't blogged properly in ages, I've just been so busy and this week has flown by! I've got a few posts lined up and thought I'd pop up a face of the day, today.
Didn't feel like showing off the freckles today to opted for colorstay, continuing the liquid liner routine and mirror shine lipstick in 'peace'. I picked a few up yesterday (thank you Boots 3 for 2) and I love them! Particularly this shade, it's brighter and more vivid in person and the formula is amazing (reviews/ swatches soon!)
I'm off shopping and out for lunch with my mum and sister (in the sunshine, perhaps? The snow has now gone!) Happy to be back to normal spring weather :)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

But if you're too proud to follow rivers, how are you ever gonna find the sea?

Shirt: H&M  |  Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins  |  Stone ring: ASOS  |   Studded slippers: Topshop