Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November Glossy Box UK

Good morning Fabulous readers!!

This week I received my November Glossy Box. If you haven't yet checked out October's box, click here. It's quite expensive as I have to pay Malta Post € 12.00 for delivery from the UK, as Glossy Box don't deliver to Malta . . I was supposed to unsubscribe . . but I couldn't bring myself to do it . . . it's so nice to receive surprise goodies :):)

What's in the box from left to right:

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB cream 15 ml
nails inc. Caviar top coat 4 ml
Alison Claire Mango Body Butter 50 ml
Burberry Body 4.5 ml
dermalogica daily microfoliant 13 g

Ok, so even though they are samples, they're not too small, but I was still a bit bummed about not receiving at least 1 full product.

 I was a bit disappointed about receiving a Dr. Jart product, as I already got 1 in last month's boxm even if it's different, I would still have preferred trying out a different brand.


When you open your box, the first thing you find is this little cute card with a note from them and a brief info about each product. So, according to this little note, Dr. Jart+ us a cult product in Korea, Alison Claire Natural Beauty is a new brand (smells amazing!!), Nails inc. Kensington Caviar set is a Sunday Times Beauty Award winner, plus we have a 20% off on their website and a QR code for downloading a voucher for 10 Sterling off a gel manicure at Nails inc. and Dermalogica is apparently a models favourite . .

Should I unsubscribe ..  HELP!


Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fabulous Tutorials- Hollywood Glam Wavy Curls using Hot Rollers

Hey Guys!

Part 2 of my Hollywood Glam tutorial however I will show you how to achieve wavy curls using Hot Rollers.

I obtained this look by using the Babyliss Hot Roller Set

Don't forget to check out my make up tutorial HERE

Hope you liked these tutorials, if you would like me to do any other tutorial just comment below!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fabulous Tutorials- Hollywood Glam Make Up Look

Hi Guys!!

So I wanted to do a special Make Up Tutorial which can be used for any special occasion and for the Christmas season coming up, yes I know it's only a month away but I'm already in the Christmas spirit!!

I have also filmed a Hair Tutorial which you can view HERE!!

Products Used:
Catrice prime and fine primer
Elf foundation brush from the regular line
Inglot foundation in shade 49
Catrice concealer in 030 Rosy Beige
Real techniques Deluxe Crease brush
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Bronzing Powder in Shake your Booty
e.l.f Studio Blush Brush
e.l.f HD powder
e.l.f Studio Kabuki Brush
essence Souffle Touch Cream blush in 030 Cold Wild berry
Real Techniques Blush Brush


essence I love stage eyeshadow base
Catrice absolute eye colour 090 Bring Me Frosted Cake
e.l.f studio eyeshadow C brush
e.l.f mineral eyeshadow in golden
e.l.f regular eyeshadow brush
e.l.f blending brush
essence mono eyeshadow in Dressed to Impress
e.l.f crease brush
Sleek Sunset Palette
Real Techniques Shading brush
Catrice Kajal designer eyeliner in 010 Diamond Black
Real Techniques accent brush
essence Superfine Eyeliner
Real techniques base eyeshadow brush
Catrice Mini Max mascara
essence Eyebrow Stylist set
Real Techniques Brow Brush

essence Lip Liner in Red Blush
Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 140 Stop Light

I hope you enjoyed watching this tutorial! If you would like me to do any tutorial feel free to comment below!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, November 19, 2012

OOTD/ FOTD: Royal Navy

Hey Guys!

I hope you had a lovely weekend!!

Today I am going to share with you a Military inspired Outfit I wore to a friend's Surprise Party!

I wanted to wear this blouse for so long but never had the opportunity to wear it so when I was looking for an outfit to wear I instantly grabbed the blouse!

You can check out my look on lookbook too!! Just press the picture below and you can view the look in more detail!

For my make up I decided to do my favourite fall look, a dark red lip!!

Catrice Prime & Fine Primer
Inglot YSM Foundation
Catrice Light Reflecting Concealer
e.l.f HD Powder
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition in 01 Shake your booty!

essence I <3 Stage Eye Primer
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in Bring Me Frosted Cake
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in Talk Like an Egyptian
essence Eyeshadow in Dress to Impress
essence Super Fine Eyeliner
Catrice Kajal Designer eyeliner in 010 Diamond Black
Catrice Mini Max Precision Volume Mascara
essence Eyebrow Stylist Set 

Revlon Lipliner in 03 Wine
Revlon Colorstay in 342 Lavish Burgundy
essence Limited Edition Circus Circus Lip Topper in 01 It's Magic

Hope you liked this post!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fabulous Sales: Jane Norman and Oasis

Hi Guys!

I have another Warehouse sale alert for you!

It seems as though some big brands decided to have Warehouse sales this month and knowing me, I am such a sucker for a good bargain, I had to lift my spending brakes and make an exception!

So this warehouse sale included a number of items marked down 50% or more including Jane Norman and Oasis clothes.

The sale started last Monday and I am quite confused as to when it will end since the Sales Girl told me it will end on Sunday 25th whilst the Facebook page is claiming it will end on Sunday 18th November. There also should be new stock today, Saturday 17th November too!

One thing I realized is that the Jane Norman things were a tinsy bit cheaper than the Oasis things. One thing I need to suggest to you, if you see that the price is still quite close to the original price, ask how much it is since some prices are further reduced!

The warehouse sale is located next to Galleria Fgura and next to a shoe store. It is quite a big area and there are two quite big changing rooms however the changing room I went into had a really tiny mirror so it was a bit uncomfortable to see how I look with the things. Another thing, there was no where to hang up my clothes.

So I got quite a few items and I only spent 58 euro, I was quite surprised when I was told the price since it was very below the budget I went in with!! :-D

Jane Norman Jade Studded Collar Sleeveless Chiffon Shirt 
Jane Norman Mint Studded Collar Sleeveless Chiffon Shirt
Jane Norman Floral Print Top
Jane Norman White Sleeveless Chiffon Shirt with a lace detail on the shoulder
Jane Norman Gold HUGE Envelope Clutch Bag

I really advise you to visit this warehouse sale since you can really do a good bargain and although I didn't buy a dress myself, there are a lot of lovely dresses which are at 50% off!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fabulous Sales: Topshop, Topman, Clarks, OVS and Dorothy Perkins Warehouse Sale!!

Hey Guys!

Today I'm excited to share a great warehouse sale I got to know about from my dear hubby! 

I got a few items for an incredible deal!! I bought the following items for only 75 euro (+ I bought my dad a pair of trousers), quite a good deal right?

The only downfall is that there wasn't much space to go round and there is no changing room. I advise you to wear a dress and leggings or tights so that it's easier to try on clothes quickly!

Purple Jeggings from Dorothy Perkins
Blue Cargo pants for OVS
Floral Tie Silk Three quarter blouse for OVS 
See through tie blouse with Diamond engagement ring print from Dorothy Perkins

Silver/ Grey Court shoes from Clarks
Hope you enjoyed this post! I encourage you to visit this sale, you can grab quite a bargain!! This sale will be on for around a month and stock will be changed regularly.

If you would like directions on how to get there, comment below, I'll be happy to help!

*UPDATE*- I forgot to mention that they accept CASH ONLY so be prepared! 

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fabulous Look: No Fuss Make Up!

Hey Guys!!

Today I wanted to share with you a quick no fuss Make Up look I wear when I'm heading out quickly out of the house!

Most of the time I have commitments after work so I use the Catrice Prime and Fine Primer then I put on one of the following, depending on the amount of coverage I require; essence Pure Skin Tinted Moisteuriser, Catrice Ultimate Moisture Fresh Skin Make Up or Inglot YSM Foundation which I apply with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

I then go in with my trusty Catrice All Over Concealer to hide those naughty blemishes which I apply with the Real Technique Deluxe Crease Brush and set everything with the Catrice Prime and Fine powder applied with the e.l.f Studio Kabuki Brush.

Since I need to head out of the house quickly I usually just put on one of the following eyeliners; Catrice Kajal Designer in 010 Diamond Black or 020 Cool Grey, Catrice Long Lasting eyeliner in 070 Puddle of Mudd or essence eyeliner in 22 taupe me!. I usually decide on the eyeliner depending on what I'm wearing. I also like to include the Catrice Kohl Kajal in 110 Blue I know you.

I also apply mascara, I don't have any particular mascara which I reach out for. For this look I used the Catrice Glamour Doll Mascara.

Since I love contouring I apply the essence Sun Club bronzer for blondes and if I'm wearing cool colors I go in with my favorite e.l.f Cream Blush in Flirt which I apply with the e.l.f Studio Blush Brush and Real Techniques Blush brush respectively.

Last but not least I usually reach out for one of four lipsticks out of the essence lipstick in 62 Rockin' Red, Catrice Ultimate shine in 200 Get the Nudes Paper, e.l.f mineral moisturizing lip tint in Berry or Catrice Ultimate Glow as used in the look below.

Hope you enjoyed this post!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fabulous Trends: Fall 2012 Make Up Trends

Hi Guys,

I hope you are all well.

Today I am doing a post I have been meaning to do for quite a while! I am covering the Fall (A/W) 2012 Beauty Trends.

This Fall we will be seeing colour, dramatic looks filled with personality and a twist on the classic looks! These are a round up of what was seen at various fashion houses!

A clean make up free face was big on the beauty scene with many shoes sporting a minimal make up look such as Giles, Chloe and Christopher Kane or else a Glossy Skin look portraying a wet feel to the face such as looks seen as Oscar de la Renta, Preen and Kenzo were sought after looks on the runway.

Minimal Make Up at Chloe (left) and Giles (Right)

Glossy Skin Look at Oscar de la Renta (Left) and Preen (Right)

Apart from a minimal make up look, the English Rose look with flushed cheeks made heads turn at various shows such as Michael Kors, Temperley London and Vanessa Bruno whilst other designers went for a more sculpted, soft bronzed look such as Alberta Ferretti and Loewe.

Flushed cheeks at Temperley London (Left) and Michael Kors (Right)

Sculpted cheeks at Loewe (Left) and Alberta Ferretti (Right)

Designers also decided to incorporate the two looks together having a contoured cheekbone and a subtle pink blush which was then matched to the lips as seen at Christian Dior and Emilio PucciAlberta Ferretti, as seen above, used the sculpted cheek look only with the lip colour matched to the  blush.

Defined cheekbones with matching cheek and lip colour at Emilio Pucci (Left)and Christian Dior (Right)

Whilst some designers decided to keep make up very minimal, others opted for bold, sexy, warm colours! Metallic Green Smoky Eye looks made headlines at John Galliano, Jason Wu whilst Roberto Cavalli added a purple and gold shadow to brighten up the look even more!

Metallic Smoky Green Eyes with a twist at Jason Wu (Top Right), John Galliano (Top Left) and Roberto Cavalli (Bottom)

Other designers channelled a Sunset feel using bold orange and red looks as seen at Dries Van Noten, Narciso Rodriguez and Donna Karan. Since make up artists covered the whole eye, this may not be a look you will wear out however apply the shade on your lids and pair it with a brown or black shade.
Sunset Shades seen at Dries Van Noten (Top Left), Donna Karan (Top Right) and Narciso Rodriguez (Bottom)

If you do not want to play around with your eyeshadow, a bold eyeliner statement may just do the trick! Thick black eyeliner was seen at a variety of shows such as Lanvin and Moschino whilst Mary Katrantzou and Anna Sui played with eyeliner shapes and colours.
Bold Black Eyeliner at Lanvin (Left) and Moschino (Right)

Blue Bold Eyeliner at Anna Sui and Interesting Eyeliner shapes at Mary Katrantzou

Brows also made a statement this season!! Forget the over plucked eyebrow but bring on the thick eyebrows as seen at Valentino and Christopher Kane. Chanel on the other hand gave a new meaning to bejeweled bliss by be-dazzling the models' eyebrows!

Thick Eyebrows at Valentino and Bejewled Eyebrows at Chanel

And my most favourite trend this season... Red Hot Lips and Dark Sepia Lips bringing back the 1950s and the Gothic Look to 2012! Marc by Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham both challenged the Hollywood Glam look whilst Gucci and Givenchy brought their vamp on!

Red Piping Hot at Marc by Marc Jacobs  and Victoria Beckham

Gothic Look at Givenchy and Gucci

Which trend/s are you excited about??

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed drawing up this post!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team