Monday, 11 January 2016

Lip Kit by Kylie DUPES - Dolce K

*eye roll* Sooooo overrated I mean I didn't wake up at 5am GMT to get to the checkout for them to tell me its sold out. God. WHO DA WHO cares RIGHT?! RIGHT?! RIGHT?! 
OK so I kinda wanted all of them, Dolce K in particular :( 


But it's ok because after watching endless instagram videos of girls perfectly applying Dolce K to their lips I have bought a dupe and a dupe of a dupe! (I think these are dupes, I don't have the real deal to compare. If they aren't then this post is a total fail. This whole blog is a trainwreck tbh).
I was going to post a picture of my lips with both shades but I have weird lips so I did swatches, the quality isn't the best but come payday I will be purchasing a new camera! 


NYX - Lip Creme in Abu Dhabi (£5.50 from Boots)

I had to order this online as my local Boots does not stock NYX. It's honestly the perfect 'my lips but better' shade for me and my brown skin. Everyone and their godmother probably owns one of these but honestly I get the hype! The lip creme is moisturising and the longevity is surprisingly good! Because of it's moisturising properties it does take longer to dry then most matte lipsticks. I find I have to layer this on quite thinly and wait for it to dry and then apply another coat to get a full coverage. Nonetheless I love it. Very King Kylie. 9/10 would recommend. 


L.A. Girl - Matte Finish in Fleur  (£4.99 from Beauty Base)

Ok the full name of this product is Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss. WHY is it called a gloss if it dries matte?! If anyone knows PLS RESPOND.  Anyways it's 51p cheaper and my local Beauty Base stocks these so I don't have to wait for shipping! WIN WIN! (But I do have to leave my house soooooo). The shade is beautiful - brighter than Abu Dhabi but still within the same tone as Dolce K. This product is so pigmented but if I'm being honest the formula of this is quite drying and my lips end up looking like shrivelled up hotdogs after two hours. 6/10 would recommend maybe not to the bestfran but that girl at work you just tolerate. 

I'm happy with my dupes for now but I'm still on the lookout for more purse friendly alternatives. So if you do have recommendations please let me know!


P.s I'm still slowly easing myself back into the blogging world thus apologies for my less than fancy blog. I'm working on it. 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Bless me blogger for I have sinned - it has been 28 months since my last post. I have forgotten my ways, my blog font, my editing tools and how to type coherent sentences. 

But this is a NEW YEAR, NEW ME (bleurghh) I will return to blogging! Sporadically maybe, but a return nonetheless.  

In all seriousness I enjoyed blogging many moons ago and honestly miss communicating with fellow bloggers. I am so out of the loop with everything but I hope at least someone out there will enjoy my content!

Happy New Year,


I forgot what colour font I used to use *cries*

Monday, 9 September 2013

September Clothing Wishlisht!

What an odd looking bunch of wants for this month. So yes, I want two pairs of footwear, two tops and another bag I previously owned in a different colour. I'm normally not a jumper or sneaker (bar converse) person however I really want these things!!!
Do you ever see things in a store/on a person and really want to wear it but you just know it won't suit you? I see it all the time on tumblr and blogs. For example I would love to dress sporty glam but it just wouldn't suit me nor my hair. However I'm slowly trying to evade my comfort zone and venture into styles that aren't so far fetched but still correlate with my individual self. (OK WHY DO I SOUND LIKE A PRETENTIOUS SHIT. LIKE THOSE PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND MUSIC REALLY REAALLY WELL. THEY SAY SING WITH YOUR SOUL AND UNDERSTAND THE FLOW AND LET THE FLOW UNDERSTAND YOU BUT DON'T GO 67% GO 150% WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!?!?!?!?)

Nike Blazers
Ok I'm probably 2 years behind on these but I really want blazers. I think it's mostly because I have such skinny ankles and I can use the height of the high top to hide my ankles? I saw it on my twin-ankle friend and she looked amazing with blazers and a bodycon skirt. Plus I need trainers for running errands and my converses bloody hurt my soles and I don't care if I look like a 16 year old student. Leave.Me.BE!

Michael kors Jet Set Travel
BECAUSE OMG IT COMES IN A GREY! I know I had a bad experience with the open tote as seen in this post (I will never learn). However I still love the design and the grey colour and silver hardware just looks so... lush! How autumnal would I look?! That is one gorgeous sun of a gun.

Brian Lichtenberg Feline Sweatshirt
WHY DO I WANT YOU I DON'T EVEN KNOW!!!!! (Maybe because I envision finishing a night shift at the hospital and bunging this on. Boom.)

New Look Navy Blouse
I'm all up for appreciating beautifully dressed women, I see a girl with a gorgeous outfit and I do this quick all over scan. I look at her as a whole then scan down to shoes...legs..torso.. face and then I get my WANTS. I want her shoes, bag, trousers, top and lipstick. It's a sad life. I then spend hours searching for the unknown items online  ..'navy blue chiffon back with gold buttons...pretty'.. I will never find it. It's like when you hear a song in a shop and you're too slow and lazy to Shazam it so you tell yourself to remember a few lines of the song, "Oh baby.. she so .... yeah baby.." You know you'll never find it. Well I saw this navy gorgeous navy blouse on a fine young woman and I didn't have the balls to ask her where she got it. This is the next best thing. It's from NewLook and is £18!

Tory Burch Barrett Boots
A grey foggy cloud is looming over London Town. That can only mean two things; Moody people and Boots. These Tory Burch boots are exactly what I've been looking for my whole life. The shaft(?) is not too long that it shortens down my frame but still long enough to keep my legs warm. This is my only justification for the obscene price tag.

Well that was short and sweet (just like me) and I know Pippa, Pippa wants everything!
One day I will give you a haul. A haul so good you'll be like damn, Pippa actually got paid. 
Till next time,


Monday, 2 September 2013

My 3 'Secret' Gems of the Drugstore!

........I got 99 problems and being broke is one. Like any cheapskate I appreciate the cheap goods. Spending a couple of £££ on budget make-up makes me feel that I'm satisfying a crave. Like I'm 87% full. Could do with more. But I'm good. One thing about me is I am not a brand/makeup snob I like to try everything and anything! Thus I have discovered some 'secret' gems of drugstore makeup (basically makeup that hasn't been hyped up/ or I haven't seen a bunch of reviews on!)

Firstly can I apologise over how skanky these products look. They are loved and have been used loads.

1.First up is this 2True (how ghetto is that name... 2tru fo u boo) Effortless Eyeliner in No.1 Black. (Swatches below!) This is my FAVOURITE eyeliner! I first tried it out when I was 17, spending my pocket-money in Superdrug. It's been a life saver throughout the years and was the first liner that allowed me to master my winged eye! Over the years I have tried and tested numerous other liners from Rimmel, Collection2000, Revlon, L'oreal you name it and none can compare to this! The colour is so intense and the formula is very gentle as this doesn't sting my eyelids which some eyeliners do. The nib is the perfect size and it is just so easy to use for a winged eyeliner. It also doesn't smudge and it always lasts through a long working day. I cannot rate this product enough. This retails for £1.99, what more words of persuasion can one type up?!

2.Another 2True product is this £1.99 Cheek 'n' Lip Tint. Again I discovered this during my teenage years and have stayed somewhat loyal to this ever since. I don't use this as often as I now gravitate towards powder blushes, but it is my go-to product if I ever feel like I need a quick, natural-look flush on my cheeks! This has a staying power of a good 8 hour shift and I always carry this around in my make-up bag for touch ups, or if my powder blush has worn off. I can honestly touch up my cheeks with this product in 10 seconds! It's such a versatile, easy-to-wear little gem! This is essentially a ghetto knockoff of the Benetint which I have also owned. But without a doubt, I prefer this. The colour looks nicer and 'prettier' on my cheeks and doesn't break me out! Boomski. 
Btw 2true products are 3 for £5. That's like a mini haul in itself no?

3.One of my favourite lipsticks is Sleek lipstick in Amped. Ok this is the most pricey product out of the top three, retailing at a grand £4.99! It is a Matte finish but not drying as it is enriched in Vitamin E. It is such a vibrant and striking colour and it really compliments my tan skin. I love this!!! I'm not the kind of person that assigns a lipstick colour to a particular outfit, but I gravtitate towards this colour whenever I wear a basic white t-shirt, gold necklace and top knot (who the hell do I think I am?!) However, I would wear this during the day quite muted down - one or two dabs here and there with a clear gloss on top looks lovely! For a night out clubbin/raving/skanking/Miley-twerking, this is definitely a good attention grabbing lipstick and will last through your Tequilas and Cosmos!

Here is a picture of the products swatched. I didn't know where to place this so I just stuck it here =\

Well that was short and snappy, I really need to try and be more descriptive with my reviews! I hope you guys give these products a try -  (if you're not in the UK then sarrry, however if you're in the US then not sorry at all because you guys have it made drugstore wise!) It's always fun to try out new things that don't break the bank but satisfy your need to spend.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Part Of My World - The little Pippa. [Louboutin Lust]

(Christian Louboutin, Bianca Patent 140mm)

For added effect, sing along here!

Look at this baby
Isn't it sweet?
I don't think my collection's complete
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl, the girl who wants everything?
Look at these shoes
a treasure untold
How many wonders can one heeled shoe hold?
Looking on here makes you think
Sure, Pippa wants everything
I've got platforms and flat shoes a-plenty
I've got high street and high end galore
You want 6 inch stilletos?
I've got twenty
But who cares?
No big deal

I want to be where the shoe sales are
I wanna see, wanna see cheap prices
Trying on those - what do you call 'em

Strutting your heels, oh you'll get so far
Heels are required for WERKING, TWERKING
Falling down on the - what's that word again?

Down where they walk, down where they SHINE
Down where they stay all day in the store
Oh wondering me.. Wish they could be..

What would I give if I could buy these shoes straight from the store?
How would I pay if I buy these shoes whilst I'm so broke?
Bet'cha on blogs they'll understand 
That they don't reprimand their bloggers
Bright young women, lots of blogging 
Ready to stand 

I'm ready to know what you bloggers know
Ask em my questions and get some answers
How's the heel and does it - what's the word?

When's it my turn? 
Wouldn't I love, love to explore the height of the shoes
Out of the store 
Wish they could be

Yeah when I want something I sing a Disney song for it, that's normal. Hope you enjoyed my take on The Little Mermaid LOUB style! If not then boo. I needed this! I have a dentist appointment tomorrow and I think the cost may make me cry, vomit and then subsequently faint. Btw I've decided to make a twitter for my blog so if I add you don't freak out, but I am indeed stalking you :)


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Makeup I regret buying! #1

I had various titles for this post:
  • Makeup that made me look like a fool.
  • Makeup that sucks b****!
  • Makeup I wore that made my boyfriend say, "Yoo forreal sup with your face?!"
  • Makeup that aided me in furthering the broke state that I'm in.
  • I have a list of Makeup products that suck but the picture I present them in also sucks.   
They all sum up how I feel to be honest. 

I present to you the products that suck*:

*yeah these products suck to me but maybe on you they'll look FIYAHH!

1.YSL Babydoll Mascara is just such a fail. Normally I am a fan of YSL mascaras and count the YSL faux cils as my all time fave as I previously stated in My Makeup Wishlist (this is basically a just a repeat rant of what I said in that post). But this one just really doesn't float my boat. The plastic wand reminds me of a cleaning utensil that one could use to clean the inside of tight round crevices (eww).The formula is too thin and wet to give a thick generous coating. It doesn't volumise my lashes nor does it lengthen. The only thing it does is separate my lashes to a degree that I end up with eyelash line bald spots! WTF. Damn you Cara Delevigne! Why did your forehead beards lie to me so deep? Where art thou babydoll lashes?! 

2.Stila Acai Crush Lip and Cheek stain. (swatches underneath) Ok this had a promising start. A long lasting intense lip and cheek tint that reacts to the PH level of your skin to create a colour unique to you, thanks to the 'Acai Crush' and all that bull. It applies like any liquid stain however the formula of this is thicker, it's almost gel like. This means it takes longer to dry, however it applies unevenly due to the crap brush so you'll get parts of your lips that have dried and others that havent. As you can imagine this leads to an uneven finish. I'll have part of my lips a deep pink and others pale in comparison. When I put this on my cheeks I would get harsh lines, no matter how quick I move and how hard I try to blend it. It just leaves me with an obvious blush line! Also the pen itself is quite leaky, everytime I pulled the cap open it looked like there had been a crime scene between my palms! Stila, babes, you disappointed me.

3.My girl Victoria had a secret. She confided in me with her glossy packaging and pleasant rose scent that this Sheer Blush Cheek tint would give me the rosy glow of Adriana Lima. How she lied to me, oh how she lied. This patchy cheek tint is just awful. Maybe it's the way I apply it but I have tried numerous untensils, ok well just my fingers and different brushses, but it just always ends up patchy! Oh and this bugger broke me out on my cheeks. I DESPISE this product. Call me dramatic, but I can't even bear to look at this thing! I've actually stored it away far from my eyes, (ok I may have dropped this between my desk and my wall, not complaining..though I hope it doesn't burst and leak. I doubt this, but shoot. There is a possibility, I should just close this bracket now.) No recommendations para you!

4.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in 4 Flame. I'm quite dark skinned so I picked this up thinking this will look lovely on my skin tone. However it just doesn't look good at all. It makes my skin look dirty, dirty and shiny. Ok there is nothing wrong with this product but it doesn't look good on me, therefore I regret buying, therefore it sucks!

Swatches of no. 2,3,4
(Ok this picture is such a bitch right now because the swatches don't look shabby at all. BUT BELIEVE ME I SWEAR I TELL THE TRUTH!)

5.My last product that sucks is the Revlon concealer in 06 Deep. Everyone has been raving over the Collection 2000 concealer but that only comes in four, quite light shades. I mean damn Collection 2000 you're really spoiling us with such a wide colour range, so much choices to choose from... Hats off to you for catering to a large audience of varied skintones! BRAVO -__- Anyways I am none of those FOUR shades. They should honestly widen their colour range! Instead I picked this Revlon one up in their darkest shade but this mother creases like a mofo under my eyes! It just doesn't work on my skin at all. Even on my chin blemishes it looks awful and it made my spots really itchy. Eurgh itchy spots are the worst, becuase you can't itch a spot, you just have to tap it gently or try to ignore it. Itchy feet over itchy spots anyday!! Can I get a Hi5? Anyone..hello? It annoys me that I spent £6.99 on this tube of waste. I could have bought a 20 piece share box of Chicken McNuggets and large fries for this. 

I swear I am usually not a moany little twerp! Life is all about experimenting and trying new things and I'm not gonna dwell on how pooey this post has been. But still I feel betrayed by my high hopes, I'm still bitter. You know I thought we'd last longer, I was gonna introduce you to my friends.. but no, I WAS DECEIVED!! 

Deception (An outrage!)
Disgrace (For shame!)
EVIL as plain as their lies on their case!
They asked for trouble the moment I paid!
..lion king 2 anyone? No. Ok. Bye.


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Versatile Blogger Award!

Who loves getting nominated? I DO I DO I DO-OOO!
The lovely Iqra has nominated me for the versatile blogger award! Thank you <3
Ok why do I always have trouble understanding blog award protocol?! So I thank and link back to my nominator (check).. I say 7 things about me and I nominate bloggers I've recently discovered and let them know? Ok. Got it.

1. I am a mixed child. Mother is from the Philippines and Father, a tiny island called Mauritius. I've visited Mauritius twice in my life and the Philippines a grand total of 16 times. YES, S I X T E E N! My mother cannot go over 12 months without flying back. She's a total homegirl.

2. My hair is quite long.
(And apparently very frizzy)
As I said in the Liebster award my brow growth was an accomplishment. My second is not growing my hair, no, no, no, but avoiding the hairdressers! I should write a book on how to avoid getting your haircut. (It's hard when your mum's aim in life is to get it cut!) Hmm, "101 Ways to Avoid getting your haircut," or "Hairdresser Hiding for Dummies?" Mother has many a time tricked me into getting a cut. But no more. NO.DAMN.MORE. I know the games you play mother. I'm watching you.

3a. My Ketchup to fries ratio is always very high and that's the way it should be. However I can't eat Ketchup with just any fries, that's blasphemous! Ketchup goes best with kebab/chicken shop fries or home made ones.With McDonald's I mix sweet and sour sauce with barbeque. Delish! And with KFC (ok sup with their new thin weird fries?!) I eat them naked.
b. I HAVE STRICT DIP SHARING ETIQUTTE. Ok let me set the scene for you.. You and your friend are enjoying a girly movie night in, you decide to make fries. What sauce does she want? "Ketchup!" She shouts. "Let's share a bowl" she says, she would say that wouldn't she, the letch! Fries are made and bowl is placed right in the middle of you both. She picks up her first fry, a fresh salty virgin piece of potato, you discreetly watch her dip her fry (you can't let her know you're watching her, she'll think you're judging her for eating fries while she's on a diet fgs). She takes a bite, a measly 1/10 of the fry. She then proceeds.. oh God I can't type.. ok she then proceeds to DOUBLE FUDGING DIP! HELL TO THE NO BISH! YOU CAN'T DOUBLE DIP IF WE ARE BOTH SHARING A BOWL OF BLOODY SAUCE. STAHP ET! For goodness sake! ETIQUETTE!

4. Why for the life of me can I not remember things that happen in movies?! My movie memory is terrible. Actually scratch that, my memory in general is abominal. I can't even remember any of my university lecturers names, nor the modules i took :( I think this is a problem.

5. Pippa is my middle name. Yeah I have a different first name. I am not a fraud. What? No! You cant start quoting my 'name' to 'Pippa' don't even think of italicising my name to 'Pippa.' I feel like a Pippa therefore I AM PIPPA!

6. I have anxiety issues. I try not to get anxious over little things but sometimes I just can't help it.  I'm also so crap at confrontation and standing up for myself. I should be all like:
But i usually just end up in the corner crying my eyes out. It's like a weekly routine at work.

7. I love blogging! Blogging gives me so much joy and I love how I can show my personality through my posts. I know I've only been on here for a couple of weeks but I've have discovered some amazing blogs! You know I've only told a couple family members and my bf about my blog and I'm gonna keep it that way, for now at least. Is it selfish of me to just want to keep you guys to myself?! We got a good think going on!

OK I know what you're thinking.. PIPPA! GURL, 7 points and not one mention of Channing?!

Happy now?

Ok I want to nominate everyone I follow/follows me but they've already been nominated! 
The people I nominate are:
Erin and Katherine

And anyone else that happens to read this blogpost and hasn't been nominated. I nominate you! I will link you if you decide to do it.