Thursday, 30 June 2016

Lush Lava Lamp Bath Bomb Review

Hey beaut's!

Today I have lush bath bomb review for you all with very mixed results! Now I'm a huge Lush fan, in fact I'd say I am quite addicted so when I saw that they had launched a new bath bomb named Lava Lamp I couldn't wait to buy it and give it a whirl!

The Lava Lamp Bath Bomb (£4.25) is super cool to look at with its bright orange colouring and four buttery feeling neon purple spots at the top. The smell of the Lava Lamp Bath Bomb is what really had me sold though, it smells absolutely AMAZING! It contains Tangerine Oil and Orange Flower Absolute which give it such a strong citrus kick, it smells just like an actual orange, it's so realistic. Lava Lamp also contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter making it a super moisturising bath that leaves the skin super soft and nourished.

I honestly couldn't wait to throw this one into the tub but then that's where things go a bit pear shaped. As soon as I popped Lava Lamp into my bath the water turned bright orange and I could immediately smell it's gorgeous scent, within a few minutes the bath bomb had dissolved and I was left with bright orange water and the purple dots within the bath bomb had melted on the surface of my bath water and resembled that oily slick that you get inside a real lava lamp, I looked quite cool actually. After I had been soaking in the tub for a short while I started to notice that parts of my skin where stained purple like I had bruises everywhere, then I saw that all around the edges of my bath where stained too and my loofah was as well. I didn't panic at first as I thought it would just rinse off but oh no, I ended up getting my boyfriend to literally scrub at my back and basically everywhere to try and remove the stains from my skin, I also ended up having to bleach my bath and the stain wouldn't come out of my loofah at all so I had to throw that away!
If your thinking of trying this one beaut's I would avoid it, it might smell incredible and my skin did feel lovely and soft and nourished afterwards but it was such an annoyance having to bleach the bath afterwards and get my boyfriend to scrub at my skin to remove the stains, nobody wants that to deal with when they have just had a relaxing bath. It's such a shame really as I love the whole idea of this bath bomb, I have looked at the reviews on the Lush website and I think most are having problems with this one!

Did you have any trouble with this bath bomb beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water Review

 Hey beaut's!

I've been so into my skincare at the moment, I think because I'm getting older I'm starting to realise I really need to take care of my skin in lots of different ways and actually at the moment I'm loving my routine. Their is one step I'm pretty much obsessed with at the moment though and that's facial sprays/waters so when I heard that Ole Henriksen where releasing a range of three new facial waters being released on Escentual in July I was super excited and couldn't wait to try one!
Like I said before their are three facial waters to choose from but I opted for the Truth Facial Water because I felt like it would best suit my skin type and skins needs. The Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water* (£18.00)  is described as being a 'Glow Booster' that will hydrate, balance and prep the skin while also enhancing the skins ability to absorb treatments. This facial mist features a specially formulated citrus botanical blend of sweet orange and mandarin oils, white tea, and pomegranate extracts making it the perfect mist for anyone suffering with dullness, dryness, uneven skin tone or if you just need a skin pick me up in the mornings or throughout the day.
To use the Truth Facial Water I simply hold the bottle at arms length and do 2-3 spritzes over my face just after cleansing and before I moisturise, the dispenser on the bottle is really good, and spritzes a fine and even mist which at first gives a slight tingling sensation but that soon goes and dries within a couple of minutes. The smell of this facial water is divine, it packs an almighty citrus punch which is so refreshing and really helps wake me up in the mornings and gives my skin the boost it needs.

Overall I've been absolutely loving the Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water, it isn't just a facial water that will just cool you off and refresh the skin, although it is lovely that it does do both of those things, but this mist is more than that and is actually a key part of my skincare routine. It just leaves my skin naturally glowing, hydrated and energised and I love that fact that you can actually spritz this throughout that day too to really refresh the skin, I'd highly recommend it if your suffering from a dull complexion with dryness and if your in need of a hydrating glow to the skin!

Are you into facial spray and mists at the moment beaut's? Which is your favourite!
nopin

Monday, 27 June 2016

June Beauty Favourites ♥

Hey beaut's!

Its that time again.... Monthly favourites time! I know I say this every month but I cant quite believe how quick June has whizzed past, it honestly scares me that the months go by so quickly! This month I've actually had quite a few new things to try that fast became favourites of mine, in fact I've fallen in love with all the new things I've bought recently, and a couple of old favourites made their way back into my stash this month too! Anywhoo onto the few things I've been loving this month beauty wise!

Firstly this month I just HAD to feature the ever so popular Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Can you believe I only bought this to try for the very first time just over a month ago, I know, I know, I'm super late to the party but better late than never I guess, and oh my goodness I'm in love with it! I've noticed such an improvement in my skins appearance since using the Cleanse and Polish, my dry patches are non existent, my skins completely clear and super soft, it's just incredible and I actually ordered another bottle yesterday because I cant bare the thought of running out of it!

Next I've been loving the Imperial Leather Comforting Marshmallow Shower Gel again, I bought two bottles in Superdrug a few weeks ago when it was on offer and you literally cant beat it's scent, it smells so soft, fluffy, sugary sweet and very feminine just like your showering in a sea of marshmallows, arhhh I love it! The Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer has been my haircare favourite during June, my hair was in such bad condition and I had to have all my long locks cut short so now I'm determined to look after my hair whilst I grow it out again. This primer leaves me with really shiny, silky smooth hair that super manageable and protected from the heat, it smells amazing too.

Makeup wise there's quite a few things I've been loving, I bought the Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara and the Rosie Huntington Whitley Cream Eyeshadow Stick on a shopping trip with my girls a little while back and have been completely obsessed with both, I wont go into too much detail now because I plan on reviewing them both in full soon but they are both AMAZING! Something I dug out of my makeup stash and have been using everyday is my Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in CalfornI.A. The palette itself contains 3 cream blushers in pretty pinky/coral tones that are perfect for Summer and are just so easy to work with, it literally takes me seconds to apply and blend them in and I'm all about quick and simple makeup application and they last all day too.

Lastly for lips it just had to be my NYX Lip Pencil in Bedrose and Mac's Whirl Lipstick. The NYX lip pencil is so good, its matte but super creamy which means it applies and blends in with lipsticks like a dream, it's also waterproof which makes it super long lasting and goes with so many of my lipsticks. My Current lipstick obsession is Mac's Whirl, I've really been into the whole 90's vibe at the moment and Whirl is the ultimate 90's lipstick shade, I love blending it into my lips well so it's less intense and it looks gorgeous!


What have you been loving this month beaut's?? I'd love to know


nopin

Sunday, 26 June 2016

June Degustabox Review + £7 off Discount Code

 Hi beaut's...

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 9 to 14 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself  and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's! I have to say that over the last few months the contents of each box really has been amazing, I literally cant wait to tuck in and this months BBQ themed box has me drooling!
 
This month we have 12 yummy items to sink our teeth into starting with the Degustabox product of the month which is a sharing bag of the new Butterkist Yogurt Coated Popcorn £1.49. I had no idea what to expect from these, I mean yogurt on popcorn is something I'd never even think of but wow these are yummy, the yogurt coating is so creamy and tasty and makes such a nice change to regular popcorn. Then we have the Destrooper-Oliver Belgian Butter Waffle Crisps £1.10. I am a biscuit addict and despite being called waffle crisps these are actually more like a super tasty wafer biscuits, they are great to dip into your tea or coffee and also go hand in hand with ice cream. Next up is the Schwartz American Smokehouse Homemade Burger Mix £1.49. I think this burger mix is one of my favourite things in this months box, it makes your homemade burgers not only super juicy but oh so tasty and it couldn't be easier to use either!

Theres quite a few cupboard items in this months box starting with the Haywards Silverskin Pickled Onions £1.89. These are a great accompaniment to a cheese board or a BBQ salad, oh I do love a pickled onion he he. Then we have the Branston Spicy Tomato Relish £1.65. This will go hand in hand with the homemade burger mix featured above, it can also be used as an alternative to ketchup and for general dipping! Onto the strangest thing in this months box the Miracle Noodles £2.49. Miracle Noodles are a premier low calorie, soy free, gluten free, vegan and non gmo, Kosher noodle. These noodles actually come in bag that feels like it's filled with water, it feels so strange and I'm not sure how I'm going to use them yet but I'll make them work some how!

Moving onto some sweeter things in this month box I have some yummy Smooze Mango and Coconut Fruit Ice £2.50. These are a freeze at home fruit ice lolly that are made from all natural ingredients including 40% coconut milk and 50% fresh fruit juice and puree, these are delicious and so fruity, I love them! Next up is the Bakedin Mug Brownie Mix £1.50. I cant wait to give this a whirl, I mean I adore brownies and the fact that I can make one in the microwave in just two minutes excites me a lot!

Theres only a couple of drinks in this months box starting with the Zeo Cloudy Lemon £2.75. This stuff is absolutely lovely and so refreshing, it's made with 98% spring water blended with naturally extracted flesh from lemons and I love it, it tastes best chilled in the fridge and if you pop some ice in your glass it's even better. We also have an alcoholic option this month of Marstons King Star Lager £1.70. This is classed as a big and bold lager that's laced with flavour, this will go down a treat with the boyfriend whilst he's watching the Euros I'm sure he he. Lastly this month is a can of Heinz Amoy Coconut Milk £1.99. Now I know this isn't technically a drink but it can be used to add flavour and richness in curries and Asian dishes as well and desserts.

Degustabox have kindly given me a discount code for all of my beautiful readers, all you have to do is pop BLDEG15 into the promotional code box and you'll receive a whopping £7.00 discount when registering. And don't worry beaut's, theres no commitments with Degustabox meaning you can cancel your subscription free of charge before the 10th of any month, but I mean why would you cancel monthly surprise food treats ha ha!

What do you think of the Degustabox concept beaut's?? I'd love to know your thoughts.

nopin

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lip of the Day featuring Mac and NYX

Hey beaut's!

It's been quite a while since I last done a lip of the day post so I thought I'd do one today with the lip combo I'm absolutely loving at the moment!

The lipstick I went for today is Mac's Mehr. I have been obsessed with wearing Mehr at the moment, it's such a gorgeous deep shade of pink with a slight brown-y undertone that literally goes with everything, day or night. The finish of Mehr is matte, and I have to say Mac do make amazing matte lipsticks, Mehr goes on creamy and doesn't drag on my lips at all and sets to a comfortable matte finish without being drying, I love it!

To line my lips I've been loving the NYX Slide On Lip Pencil in Bedrose, it's such a great colour match with Mehr and the formula is insanely good. If your looking for a good lip liner then I'd highly recommend one of the NYX pencils, Bedrose is matte but super creamy which means it applies and blends in with lipsticks like a dream, it's also waterproof which makes it super long lasting. Honestly this duo is amazing beaut's and lasts for hours and hours!
Whats your favourite lippie to rock at the moment beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Roger & Gallet Rose Fragrant Wellbeing Water Review

Hey beaut's!

You may remember that back in February I reviewed the Roger & Gallet Precious Restoring Balm in the Rose scent and absolutely loved it so when I saw that they had a fragrance in the very same scent I couldn't wait to give it a whirl.
The Roger & Gallet Rose Fragrant Wellbeing Water* (£24.00) is inspired by a journey to Bengal, it reveals all the softness and femininity of a delicate rose flower and offers all the happiness of a soothing wellbeing, and oh my goodness this fragrance smells divine! If your a fan of floral scents then the Rose scent will be for you, it has a light, slightly sweet rose scent with peony and almond in there too, it honestly smells absolutely gorgeous. Because this is a fragrant water it provides a good amount of wear time on the skin but lasts a lot longer on clothing and I find the scent lingers well on me all day, I'm constantly getting whiffs of it throughout the day and teamed with the moisturiser it's incredible. My boyfriend is always saying how good I smell when I wear this and usually he never notices things like that so thats defintly a good indication to me that this is a fabulous scent. The scent itself isn't overpowering in the slightest despite being strong enough to last on me all day, it's also alcohol free and derived from natural ingredients and precious essences which I think is pretty cool.

Overall the Roger & Gallet Rose Fragrant Wellbeing Water is an absolute hit with me and I've been wearing it everyday since getting it, it's the prefect daytime summer fragrance and would be an essential in my suitcase if I was jetting off this year!

Have you tried any of the Roger & Gallet Fragrances? Which is your favourite? I'd love to know!

nopin

Monday, 20 June 2016

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color Review

Hey beaut's!

Ever since the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors where released I had been lusting after them and finally I picked one up from Boots a few weeks ago, I know, I know I'm super late to the party but I got there in the end hehe.

The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors (£8.99) are available in seven shades ranging for neutral to brighter pinks and reds, I opted for Devotion a gorgeous neutral rosy pink shade that's super wearable, Devotion is actually one of the lightest pink's in the collection although it still packs an almighty pink punch, it actually reminds me of Mac's Mehr a lot.
The formula of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Devotion is lovely, it's SUPER pigmented, feels really lightweight on the lips, has a moisturizing feel despite being matte and is very easy to apply because of it's curved, velvety applicator that just hugs the lips. As the name would suggest the finish is matte however.... mine takes a good couple of hours to set matte, yup I did say hours! When I first apply the product it goes on glossy and like I said before it feels lightweight and moisturizing but that matte feeling isn't there at all, and until it has actually set it transfers terribly on cups and glasses when drinking which annoyingly takes some of the product off too. I've actually played around with this a lot to see if I could speed up the setting time and the only successful way I've found so far is by blotting it a lot on a tissue straight after application, this does speed up setting time and im left with a velvety, matte finish that lasts a good 5 hours on me without being drying in anyway. 
Overall I do like the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color but I wouldn't say I love it, I mean it's so comfortable to wear on the lips once it's set and I really love the shade I bought as it's right up my street and so wearable for everyday but I'm a little disappointed about the finish. I expected  it to dry/set after a minute of so like most liquid lip products and the fact it doesn't has put me off trying any of the other shades within the collection, when I get a product like this I really don't want to have to faff around blotting etc, it's such a shame as I was really excited for these.

Have you tried any of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors? What did you think? I'd love to know!

nopin

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Lush Big Bang Bubble Bar Review

Hey beaut's!

You may remember a little while back I posted a Mini Lush Haul and within that haul was the Lush Big Bang Bubble Bar, I had been meaning to buy it to try for such a long time and finally I remembered to pop one into my basket, and after using it the other day I just had to review it for you all.

The Big Bang Bubble Bar (£3.75) is pretty cool to look at and very eye catching, I love the two bright pink stars that are joined together in middle and the bright blue colouring of the actual bubble bar itself had me wondered what shade of blue my bath water would turn. I actually got two baths out of the Big Bang Bubble Bar, I just broke it into two and crumbled one half into the water and watched as the water turned a gorgeous aqua blue colour and lots of soft, fluffy bubbles appeared. I imagine if I had put the entire bubble bar in the water may have been darker but I loved the aqua colour!
 The Big Bang Bubble Bar is super moisturising, it contains avocado butter and extra virgin olive oil which really nourish and hydrate the skin as well as zesty grapefruit oil and refreshing lemon myrtle oil which both give the bubble bar that uplifting, awaking scent great if your someone who likes a morning bath or if you just need a little pick me up! 

Overall I'm so happy I finally picked Big Bang up and I'll definitely be repurchasing it again, I love it's fresh, citrus scent and my skin felt so soft and nourished after I had gotten out of the bath, so I'd highly recommend this for dryer skin types like myself!

Have you tried the Big Bang Bubble Bar beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know!

nopin

Friday, 17 June 2016

Easy Malteser Cupcake Recipe

Hey beaut's!

I've been baking again and this time around I went for Malteser Cupcakes! I'm slightly addicted to Maltesers, their like Pringles for me as in once I open a packet I have to scoff the lot he he. So I thought I'd take my addiction up a notch and try Malteser cupcakes and honestly these are one of the easiest yet tastiest cupcakes I've ever made, they may look slightly rustic but the taste is just WOW!
What You Will Need For The Cupcakes
*Makes 12 Cupcakes*
135g unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ tbsp milk
5g Cocoa powder
25g Horlicks (any malted milk drinking powder will do)
95g Self-raising flour
125g Caster sugar
¼ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
12 cupcakes cases of your choice

What You Will Need For The Buttercream
150g unsalted butter, softened
350g icing sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
milk optional
100g crushed Maltesers
Extra Maltesers for the top 

How To
1. Firstly pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 and line a muffin tin with your cupcake cases.
2. Then in a large mixing bowl, throw in all of your cupcake ingredients apart from the milk and whizz together with an electric whizzer for about a minute or until your cupcake mixture is lovely and smooth.
3. Depending on how thick your mixture is you may need to add some milk just to loosen it up slightly, I added one and half tablespoons to mine which I found made the perfect consistency but you may want to add more, less or none to yours, it's totally down to what you think.
4. Pop a tablespoon of the cupcake batter into each cupcake case and the top each one with any left over batter.
5. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until the top of your cupcakes are springy to the touch.
6. Once the cupcakes are completely cool it's time for the fun part, frosting and decorating. In a large bowl, beat the unsalted butter with your electric whizzer for 3-4 minutes or until your butter goes pale in colour and is a soft and whipped consistency. Then pop in your vanilla extract and gradually add in your icing sugar and whizz again for another 3-4 mins, trust me beaut's the longer your beat your buttercream mixture the nicer it will be so just persevere.
7. If you find your buttercream is too thick and not pipable/spreadable then pop in some milk a tablespoon at a time, I popped one tablespoon of milk in mine and that was plenty.
8. Once your buttercream is at your desired consistency pop in your 100 grams on crushed maltesers, to crush mine I just popped my maltesers in a sandwich bag, wrapped it in a tea towel and beat with a rolling pin. Mix the crushed maltesers throughout your buttercream and frost your cupcakes how you'd like.
10. Once I frosted all of my cupcakes I just finished them off with any left over maltesers I had. You could always sprinkle the tops with more crushed maltesers too if you'd like.
And there you have it, easy but very yummy Malteser Cupcakes! I was so happy with how these turned out because they where just so tasty, the Horlicks and the smidge of cocoa powder in the cupcake batter just add's that malteser taste and they where so light and moist too and the buttercream was lovely with the crunchy malteser pieces, you definitely have to make these beaut's!

nopin

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer

Hey beaut's!

If you follow me on Instgram you may have seen that I've recently had my long locks cut off to a new shorter doo, dont get me wrong I loved my long hair and I really do miss it but after years of using curlers, straighters, blow drying, iregular trims and general neglect it meant that the condition of my hair was... well it was like straw that was just snapping if im honest so most of it had to go! Since my hairs had the chop it feels and looks so much healthier so now I've made a little pact with myself to really look after my hair, and thats where American brand Redken comes in with their new Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer!

The Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment* is a cream primer for your hair, I personally love the idea of a hair primer, I mean we all use primers on our faces so why not on our hair? This creamy primer is designed for all hair types, especially dry, thick or coarse and works to strengthen and shield hair from breakage, speeds up drying time, provides heat protection up to 230°C and delivers twenty-four hour volume without extra weight, sounds amazing right!
I've been using this hair primer for just over 2 weeks now and I have to say I love the results, all I do is rub a couple of pumps of the primer through my damp hair and then blow dry as normal and afterwards im left with really shiny, silky smooth hair that super managable. My hair is usually a pain to style when it's freshly washed because it's always too soft to do anything with but when using the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment I find I still get the soft, silky results but its super easy to manage and style, as well as feeling a lot healthier and my blow dry time really has been reduced too, I love this stuff!


You can find the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer HERE for £17.00.

nopin

Monday, 13 June 2016

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Review

Hey beaut's

On the 24th June, Benefit are launching a range of 13 brow-enhancing products, some are new to Benefit and some are already existing but all have had a packaging face lift and new shades have been added, woohoo. Obviously being the makeup obsessed beauty blogger that I am the thought of this new launch had me extremely excited, so when I heard Benefit had collaborated with Elle Magazine featuring a free deluxe size of their brand new brow pencil Goof Proof it was a no brainer and I just HAD to buy it!
The Goof Proof Brow Pencil will be available in six shades, I actually received shade 6 in my magazine which is the darkest of the bunch and far too dark for me but luckily my friend Kate from Kates Closet received shade 2 which was far to light for her so we swapped, so now I have shade 2 which is an absolute perfect match for me brows, it's cool toned light brown perfect for anyone with dark blonde/light brown hair and grey undertones running through their brows like me.  
The brow pencil itself features a custom, non-sharpen “goof proof” diamond shaped tip, this makes the application process super easy because it's always on a slanted angle, so I just use broad strokes to fill in my brows and use the diamond pointed tip to add in individual brow hairs and blend everything with my own spoolie. The full size Goof Proof does actually come with a built-in blending spoolie on the end of the pencil however this deluxe sample doesn't. The formula and texture of the Goof Proof Brow Pencil is lovely, it's well pigmented, waxy but not dry and blends easily with a spoolie before it sets and let me tell you once this bad boy has set on me theres no budging it. The formula is waterproof which is great especially at this time of the year when it's hot and we all get a bit clammy, or if your jetting off on holiday and know you'll be swimming but can not bare going out without filling in your brows this brow pencil would be an essential as it wont budge!

Overall I'm super impressed with the Goof Proof Brow Pencil, it's easy to use, the colour is on point for my brows, the formula is lovely and lasts so well and I like the fact that because of it's custom diamond shaped tip you can go for a stronger brow of a more natural brow.

You can buy the Goof Proof Brow Pencil for £18.50 along with the rest of the Benefit Brow Collection HERE on June 24th!


nopin

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey beaut's!

Who else was patently refreshing the Debenhams website at the very beginning of May for the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette as I sure was, and thankfully I managed to order it without any trouble at all! I'm seriously head over heels in love with this palette now and have been using it every single day since it arrived, I honestly had no idea what to expect quality wise because I have never tried any Too Faced makeup before but after trying Sweet Peach out for myself I'm super impressed!
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette (£39.00) comes packaged in a cute pink/peach/orange ombre style tin with a mirror on the inside of the lid, personally I love packaging, I know some might find it young or tacky but I absolutely love it and I think Too Faced get packaging so right! Within the palette are 18 eyeshadows in a good mix of shades perfect for creating lots of summer time looks, theres warm browns, bronzes, creams, peaches and purples with a great mix of matte, metallic and shimmer finishes, arhhh they are so drool worthy! Before actually getting the palette I did hear lots saying the eyeshadows actually smell of peach but I thought mehhh yeah right - but wow, they do actually smell strongly of the juiciest of peaches, it's so good and you can even smell it when you applying and blending the shades too! 
The formula of the eyeshadows within the Sweet Peach Palette is amazing, most have a buttery soft, creamy texture and insane pigmentation, their are a couple of shades that don't have as much depth as the others such as Georgia, Bellini and Candid Peach but they are fine if you build them up, the rest of the palette for me has an amazing amount of pigment. The one huge difference that I have found when comparing the Too Faced eyeshadows to my other high end palettes is just how nice and easy these eyeshadows are to work with, they apply beautifully and blend like an absolute dream and I never experience any fall out what so ever, they even last on my oily eye lids all day which is a major plus!
From Left to Right - Luscious, Caramelized, Just Peachy, Nectar and Charmed Im Sure.
Overall I'm so happy I managed to get the Sweet Peach palette and for me the quality is literally incredible, I'll definitely be buying more Too Faced palettes in the future and would highly recommend their eyeshadows if your looking for somthing highly pigmented, easy to work with and long lasting! 

Did you manage to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette beaut's? 

nopin

Saturday, 11 June 2016

My MAC Lipstick Collection So Far....

Hi beaut's!

You may remember quite some time ago I did a post on 'My MAC Collection So Far', but since then I decided that I wanted to start collecting Mac lipsticks so I thought I would share with you all what shades I have so far. This is in no way going to be a large Mac Lipstick Collection, I read some peoples collections and I'm left lusting after their 30 Mac lipsticks when I'm over here with my 8 ha ha but I'm so keen on adding to my collection and I thought documenting what I have so far would be kind of cool.

From Left to Right - Brave, Faux, Jubilee, Mehr, Syrup, Viva Glam V, Viva Glam I, Whirl 

As you can see I'm pretty much obsessed with pink toned lipsticks, I just find they suit me the best and go with most makeup looks I do. I do have a couple of nudes that I would say are my holy grail nudes because I find theres only a select few shades of nude that suit me. Anywhoooo onto the shade rundown....

Brave - Arhhhh Brave, this is actually my all time favourite lipstick out of all the lipsticks I own, it's a medium pink that has been tinged with brown and its so versatile, I can wear Brave literally anytime of day to any occasion. The finish of Brave is a satin which is my favourite of all the finishes, I just find satins feel like a semi-matte but they aren't drying in the slightest and they last on me for hours.

Faux - Faux is actually very similar to Brave but I find it's a smidge lighter, it's a pretty muted mauve-pink with that gorgeous satin finish that I love. I find that both Brave and Faux are very "Kylie Jenner" esk so if your love that look as much as I do then you defitnly need to pick either one of them up! 

Jubilee - If your looking for sheer nude beige with slight peahcy tones then Jubilee will be for you. I opted for this shade a little while back because I wanted something nude that was quite sheer and I knew a lustre finish would help me achieve that, opaque nudes really don't suit at all you see.

Mehr - I have been obsessed with wearing Mehr at the moment, it's described as a dirty pink shade which I think is because it is quite a deep shade of pink with a slight brown-y undertone, again I find this great to wear day or night for any occasion, it goes with everything. The finish is matte and I have to say Mac's matte finishes really impressed me, they go on quite creamy and don't drag on the lips at all and set to a comfortable matte finish without being drying.

Syrup - Mac describe Syrup as a cloudy pink but on me it looks more like a very sheer dusky pink/berry shade, the finish is a lustre which I love because they are so light, smooth, moisturising glossy and non-sticky, they actually feel more like a lip balm to be honest however that does hinder the lasting power but I don't mind regular top ups when the shade feels and looks so nice.

Viva Glam V -  Viva Glam V is such a gorgeous neutral pink shade that actually suits my skin tone really well, it does have some ever so slight gold glitters running through it but nothing over the top and the lustre finish again provides that moisturising, glossy feel without being sticky! I would say Viva Glam V is my all time favourite nude lipstick and as you can see from the bullet pictured above I've nearly used it all up, arrhhh sad face!

Viva Glam I - Viva Glam I is a deep, vampy red shade with brown undertones and has a lovely matte finish. I only really find use for this lipstick on evenings out because it just looks so dramatic on me and is such a statement lip, it is so beautiful though!

Whirl - Lastly I have Whirl which is my most recent mac lipstick purchase, in fact I haven't even had it 2 weeks yet. Whirl is such a 90's throwback shade for me and that's why I was drawn to it so much, its described as a "dirty rose" and is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. I actually like to wear this quite sheer so once Ive applied it I use a cotton bud just to really blend it into my lips, this way it looks a lot more of a stubtle rosy brown shade than just a dramatic brown!
And there you have it beaut's, all of the Mac lipsticks I currently own. I cant wait to build up more of a collection so I'd love some recommendations. 

What's your favourite Mac lipstick beaut's? 

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