Monday, 16 April 2012

MAC Sketch eyeshadow

Hello lovelies.

In the pan
I only own two MAC eyeshadows, and I received this one as a Christmas present from my parents. It's a gorgeous deep purple shade, which is very red based. It has a few red glitters, but they are barely noticeable when it's applied. When I first got this shade, it was not pigmented at all. It looked really quite bad, but then I took a pair of old tweezers (not the best tool but hey) and scraped the top layer off. I don't know what happened, whether it was old stock or a bad batch but now it's so pigmented! I love this but saying that I don't find myself wearing it too much because it's quite dark.
Left - Heavily swatched, Right - Blended out, Far right - random product!
Mac shadows retail at £12.00 for 1.5g or £10.00 for 1.5g in the Pro-Palette pan.

Do you like the look of sketch?
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Accessorize Blush in Quiver.

Hello lovelies.

Nice,sturdy packaging.
As you may know, I am a huge blush lover. This isn't to say I necessarily wear them all the time as having rosacea acne can make it hard, but I am a hoarder of them. This blush started my love! It is £5.00 from Superdrug and most larger Accessorize stores. It is a  pale baby pink veined with hot pink. It has a slight shimmer to it but nothing incredible enough to notice. It is nicely pigmented, enough but not too much a la Sleek. It's very wearable and lovely for every day.
On the left is a heavy swatch, and on the right blended out.
Overall I really love this blusher and think the Accessorize cosmetics range is definitely worth checking out!

What's your favourite blush?
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

MAC Cranberry eyeshadow.

Hello lovelies.

Very true to life in pan.
I've had this shadow for a while, and it was the first MAC product I ever brought. I originally planned on getting 'All that Glitters' but this caught my eye and I loved it. It is a true burnt cranberry shade, and is so amazingly pigmented considering it's a frost. It glides on and creates a gorgeous colour on the eyes. It was perfect for Autumn when the Cranberry trend was around, although you could use it any time of the year because, after all, rules are made to be broken!
On the Left a heavy swatch, on the right blended.

MAC shadows retail for £12.00 for 1.5g or £10.00 for a 1.5g Pro-Palette refill.

What's your favourite eyeshadow?
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

MAC Tour de Fabulous

Hello lovelies.

I am so excited to share this with you! As I mentioned in a previous post, I did a teeny weeny order with MAC online. I said the tendertone was sold out, but I received an email from MAC today and they told me it was back in stock so I ordered it. Expect a review soon!

Anyway, this is a lipglass from the new Tour De Fabulous collection (which is amazing may I hasten to add!) and it's called (surprisingly) Tour De Fabulous. It's a bright coral colour, but it doesn't translate so neon-y onto the lips as it appears in the tube. Instead it leaves a bright, sunny, coral colour which is just so pretty! I love the formula and colour, and even I can pull it off with my very pale skin. It's quickly becoming a favourite of mine. MAC Lipglasses retail for £13.00.

What's your favourite lip product?

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sleek Pout Polishes

Hello lovelies. 

*Just a little update* I know I promised that you guys would get to see a review of the MAC tendertone on one of my recent posts but it turns out that even though they're still showing as in stock (2 days after I ordered), they're not. So I guess for the time being there will not be any tendertone post (I'm gutted I won't get to try it!) but my other MAC product I ordered was shipped today, so expect that soon.

Anyway, on to the review of the Pout Polishes. I am a huge fan of sleek because they offer affordable, quality products for everyone, no matter what ethnicity. These 2 babies are the reason I fell in love with the brand. They retail for £4.30 and are available in Superdrug stores.
L-R Peach Perfection & Pink Cadillac

The first one I picked up was Peach Perfection from Superdrug, and I mainly did so because the packaging reminded me of a MAC lip conditioner. They have an AMAZING, very heavy vanilla scent which I feel like some people might hate but I absolutely love. I wear Peach Perfection all the time, and it gives a fantastic sheen and slight colour to the lips which is perfect for everyday.They are both very pigmented, and I was shocked at how much so. I had heard Pink Cadillac was awesome too, so I picked that one up later on. I don't get as much wear out of this one as I feel it's sometimes too bright but they are both such pretty colours. They have 11 colours available online, but I think that they are not all available in stores.

Lightly swatched (L-R) Peach Perfection & Pink Cadillac.

Overall, I think these are an amazing budget buy for anyone wanting a highly pigmented, moisturising, yummy   lip conditioner. They don't have an amazing lasting time but they are a lip balm after all. I am definitely going to be picking up some more of these; namely Frosting and Electro Peach! 

What's your favourite tinted lip balm?

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Real techniques - stippling brush

Hello lovelies.

I'm not a huge collector of make-up brushes as I find they're pretty expensive for what they are, but once I heard that Sam Chapman (One of the pixiwoo sisters on YouTube) had released her range in the UK I knew I had to try them. I needed a new foundation brush, and wasn't fully prepared to get the whole core collection so I thought this would be a great choice. I like the design, and that it stands up so it's not rolling everywhere when I'm doing my makeup. It costs £11.99.

It has two layers of hairs which helps to blend and capture the foundation easily. It's recommended to use this with cream products but it works amazingly with liquids (from the thick to the thin.) I am so in love with this brush as it makes applying foundation so effortless and leaves a flawless finish. I am hoping to buy ALL the Real techniques brushes now I've tried this. Well done Sam!

What is your favourite ever makeup brush?

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Monday, 9 April 2012

Lush Shower Jellies.

Hello lovelies.

I hope you have been enjoying my posts lately. I am going to be doing a giveaway soon, but am waiting for around 10-20 subscribers so it's worth it. I have been posting quite a lot, and it seems you guys enjoy my lush posts the most. I love lush (as I've said numerous times) and it's quite fun for me to write all about it.

Anyway, I think the jellies from lush are such a fun, unique and also functional product. I have 5 to talk about today:

  • Whoosh £3.50/100g
  • Sweetie Pie £2.95/100g
  • Joy of Jelly (Recently discontinued) 
  • Iced wine (Retro xmas this year)
  • Jilted elf (Xmas this year)
Shower Jellies are basically solid soap/shower gel, which you use by either getting a chunk and rubbing it into a loofah, or using the whole thing and rubbing it like soap. I personally prefer using the whole thing as it's a bit of a faf using a loofah for me personally, although I do find it generates more bubbles that way. 

Firstly, Whoosh and Sweetie Pie are from the permanent range. Whoosh smells like lime, lemon and grapefruit and also contains seaweed gel which is soothing for the skin. Sweetie Pie, as you may expect, is very sweet and smells like the comforter bubble bar also from lush (blackcurrant, cherry.) I love both of these, and need to purchase some more as I used them all up! 

Sweetie Pie

Next is Joy of Jelly, which was recently disconned. This smells like Sex Bomb bath ballistic, which is a very perfumey jasmine scent. It's absolutely gorgeous with all the marbled lilac and purple, and is also one of my favourite smells. If you do want to try any of the disconned or seasonal products, I recommend heading to or lush limited on facebook to trade with another lushie. Be warned though, you can sometimes get a bad egg who messes up a swap so just do some checks before hand.

Lastly are Iced Wine and Jilted elf. Iced wine smells like very strong fruit, and I hated this at first. Now however I have come to like it, and enjoy it to wake me up in the mornings. Jilted elf smells like alcoholic fig, which is a very interesting scent. I was not entirely sure, and even now I either love it or am a bit 'meh' about it. It is very softening though, and the glitter throughout makes it look very pretty. 
L-R: Joy of Jelly, Jilted Elf, Iced Wine. 

Overall, I love the jellies and they are good value for money too. 

Have you tried any lush jellies? 

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Rimmel Scandaleyes mascaras - reviewed.

Hello lovelies. 

My mum is somewhat clueless about make-up, and she tends to grab whatever is on display in the store. This sometimes can be a good thing though, and she recently picked up both the regular and extreme black versions of the new(ish) scandal-eyes mascara from Rimmel which I had been wanting to try.  It retails for £6.99, which isn't too expensive. 


The packaging is okay, it seems Rimmel is going with the bright orange theme which is included in the wake me up foundation too (review coming soon.) Now, I must say the brush is absolutely huge. I tend to go for smaller, thinner brushes as I like a long but voluminous finish. The brush makes it difficult to catch the lashes on the sides, and I find myself using a different mascara to get into the nooks and crannies of the eyelashes. I also get that annoying dotted line on the top lash where the formula is pretty wet. 

2 coats of extreme black. 

I can honestly see no different whatsoever between the normal and 'extreme black' one, so I wouldn't buy both. Overall, this mascara is okay but by no means does it beat my favourite lash accelerator. It tends to clump the lashes together quite a bit, and they appear quite spiky and straight. 

Have you tried scandaleyes?
What's your favourite mascara?

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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Lush Bubbleroons - reviewed.

Hello lovelies. 

Due to my current lack of camera, I thought I'd do a post which requires no photos taken on my part. As you all may know, I do love a little bit of lush and I think you guys enjoy it too. There will be some more exciting upcoming posts; I made a teeny tiny mac order today which may or may not include a tendertone! Watch this space. 

The bubbleroons are basically bubble-bars in the shape of a macaroon. I am obsessed with macaroons, even though I have never tried one. These bars were released around October last year, along with quite a few other products. There are 3 different kinds, although originally there was also a yellow one which got binned before they hit the shops. 

Rose Jam

This is my favourite of the 3. I am in love with the sweety smell of this, which is also the same in the Ro's Argan body conditioner. Rose is not something I usually love as I'm used to the old-lady perfumey type, but this is just so yummy. Very moisturising too, which I think the coconut oil used to seal the two halves together helps contribute too. Absolutely love this. It costs £3.50 and is the most expensive of the 3 'roons, but so worth it.

Yuzu and Cocoa

This is also an amazing scent. On the website it is described of smelling like cocoa and tonka, which I must say is completely inaccurate. For the average person, it smells just like a fruity cocktail (minus alcoholic smell!) It has a lot of tropical fruits and coconut in the scent, and I personally love this. One of my favourite scents from lush is their tropicals, and this did not disappoint. Simply stunning. It costs £2.95 and is the cheapest (yay for all you bargain hunters!)


Now, I am not usually one for 'organic' scents and I thought this one would be definitely not be for me. But, seeing as it was new I thought I'd give it a go. I really like this one! It is amazing for a more cleansing bath, when you want something relaxing but not overly sweet like Rose jam can be sometimes. It also makes the bath a lovely pastel green, and I'm beginning to like this more and more. It costs £3.25. 

Have you tried the new bubbleroons?
What's your favourite lush product. 

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

NOTD - it's a good'n (Max factor fantasy fire)!

Hello lovelies.

It's impossible to capture the beauty. 
Lovely green reflex.
So my NOTD posts have been in rapid decline, and that's mainly due to the fact my school threatens to chop off my hands if I wear so much as a topcoat. In all seriousness though, I haven't wore polish in over 2 weeks which must be an all time record for myself. So, I thought I'd get back on the scene with a bang, and chose Max Factors Fantasy Fire. This has received somewhat cult status after it has been compared to the disconned Clarins polish (Dubbed unicorn pee) and is said to be sold out everywhere. Despite the fact everyone I know has been able to buy it in bulk, it is very popular on the beauty scene. I did think it was nice but after applying five layers the first time,I didn't think it was really worth the hype. However, this time I layered it over a black polish. OH MY GOD, I am in nail polish heaven. The result was a gorgeous, vampy, blackened red with loads of pretty red glitters which was inevitably hard to capture on camera. It is so my colour, and I think I'm going to have to pick up some back ups of this now!

This is the main effect I see.

Do you own Fantasy fire, and what do you think of it?
What's your favourite nail polish?

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Pink dip-dye

Hello my lovelies.

This post may not be what it seems. Due to an incredibly strict school where I would be shot if I dared  to so much as stray away from any natural colour (I get told off for dyeing my hair blonde!) I can't do this permanently. So, instead I brought a coloured hair spray. I wanted a pastel pink, but due to lack of product I was forced to buy this one from WithIt. It was £3.99 and they (StarGazer) did pink, blue, purple, and fluro yellow. If you don't have a Withit where you live, Lee Stafford do coloured hairspray which is sold in boots although my local didn't stock it (if you look online I'm sure you can find any number of coloured sprays!).You just spray the can evenly through your hair where you want it. The longer you hold it on one spot (or if you hold it closer) the brighter the colour. On blonde, bleached hair this is the result! 

A word of warning, this does leave your hair dry and it does transfer slightly onto clothes so no white tops ladies. When you spray it on make sure you do so nowhere near anything white & put a towel or old top on. Bear in mind it does wipe off with baby wipes or a cloth so don't worry too much if you get it somewhere. Overall, I absolutely love it and will be using this pretty damn often!

Have you ever dyed your hair?
What colour have/would you like to dye it?

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Monday, 2 April 2012

My favourite lush products!

Hello my lovelies.

I thought I'd do a lovely lush post today, as you may well know I am obsesses with lush. I was unsure of what to do, so I thought I'd do my favourites. I've tried to narrow it down to one thing from each subject, e.g. one bubble bar, but I appreciate I have perhaps over-run on some of the categories. Some of the things from lush I haven't really dabbled in either, so there may not be some types of products such as hair care. I hope you enjoy this post!

Bubble bar

Bubble bars are arguably my favourite product from lush. They are the bath product I use the most often, and probably enjoy the most too. I found it incredibly hard to narrow down to one, but these are the creme de la creme for me.

My favourite has to be Rose Jam. This is a macaroon-shaped, sweet, rosy, jamy bar of wonder. Although it's slightly more expensive than most bubble bars of it's size, it is worth every penny since it's so lovely and it is packed full of expensive rose oils and other doo-das. You get two baths of sweet, silky, fragrant, bubbly wonder. Honestly, if you haven't tried this already, please do!

My second favourite is a tear-up between Magic Mushrooms (Valentines day LE) and Marzibain (retro.) Marzibain is a gorgeous, marzipan scent which leaves a lovely feeling to the skin. It is my comfort bath. Magic mushroom is utterly amazing, leaving the bath a red delight. My dad also loves this one.

Bath Ballistic

Undoubtedly my favourite ballistic from lush is twilight. It is a relaxing, purple and blue bomb packed full of lavender to help me sleep. I love having this in a steaming bath right before bed and watching the colours change and glitters swirl. Often I'll buy a twilight and leave it in my room next to my bed for a few days before I use it, to comfort me and help me sleep.

Also I do love a dragons egg - it's rather spectacular!


Now this category is very easy for me: Porridge is the only real love of mine! The scent is to die for; especially when fresh. I do prefer when the oats are just in a layer on the top rather than all the way through, as I do find them a little too scrubby sometimes. Oh, you need to try this!

Face product (cleanser)

I don't often use anything apart from cleansers and face masks from lush, so this was quite an easy choice for me. Aqua marina is so amazing, perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. I just love this.

Shower Gel

I have tried not to mention too many Limited Edition products, but there's only one real fav shower gel of mine from lush: Fruity Beauty. It was a forum party product in 2011 (or perhaps very early 2012) and smells of gorgeousness. It's pineapple, raspberry, and vodka. Please someone tell me what's not to love?! Ugh this is to die for. In the regular line it'd have to be happy hippy for me, which is also amazing but not quite up to the FB standard.

And those are all my favourite products! I love lush and it's ethics and products. I hope you enjoyed this post, and please comment and follow if you like my posts!

What are your favourite lush products?

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P.s My thanks to google images for providing me with my images used in this post!