Thursday, 19 February 2015

rimmel the kate collection lipsticks

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I received this lovely lipstick set from Santa Claus. I don't think I could be any slower on the blogging turnaround right now! It just seems like Christmas was only 5 minutes ago, I kinda blinked and now its February. Sorry!

I was so excited when I opened this set, the colours couldn't be more 'me' and I had never tried any of the Kate Moss range before so this was a good first. I was a bit dubious about the pink shade, but after I put it on it was nowhere near as bad on me as I thought it would be..phew!
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Lasting Finish Lipstick - 107
This is my favourite of the 3 shades included. This is the kind of red that I think everybody can get away with. A perfect raspberry red!

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Lasting Finish Lipstick - 28
I don't normally wear this vibrant shade of a pink, but I actually kind of like it! I think I will wear this a lot in the Spring.

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Lasting Finish Lipstick - 01
Two words - Statement Red. This is the typical, in your face pillarbox red, perfect for days that a classic look is on the agenda.

I did think that the pink was a bit of a random addition to the set, but actually 3 reds might have been too much so it was nice to have another colour in there too. I can say that the formula for all these lipsticks is spot on. They feel so creamy on the lips and the pigmentation is amazing, I have become a bit of a fan especially of the fruity scent too.

Excuse me while I run to the shop to buy more! These lipsticks are available separately from Boots and Superdrug. ♥
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

l'oreal smokissime eyeliner - brown smoke

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I must apologise for my lack of blogging yet again! My organisational skills seem to be fading away with old age, but alas I am finally back and with lots of posts planned in the diary too! So in the words of Take That, hopefully i will be 'back for good'.

I picked up this eyeliner from Superdrug a few weeks ago after rifling through to find one that hadn't been opened or tampered with. I hate it when that happens, they're called testers for a reason haha! Anyway, I am always in search of new eyeliners and this looked like my kind of colour so I picked it up.
loreal smokissime eyeliner swatch
loreal smokissime smokey brown
Available from Boots and Superdrug.

After applying, I wouldn't really say it was much of an eyeliner but more of a powdery eyeshadow. The actual nib is very thick, so you can't get too much precision if you was looking to use it as just an eyeliner at all. In my pictures, I have tried to line my eyes as neatly as I can to show you but it is better used all over the eyelid for the smokey look.

All of the product is stored in the lid, so whenever you need more you can close it up and the sponge will pick up some more powder. I chose this colour instead of black and I am really glad I did, I love the copper/metallic tones and when used all over the lid it does create a nice smoked look. The staying power of this is really good too, I wore it for a whole day at work without it budging once.

Overall I do really like this, it is perfect for a quick and easy, smokey look, although I do like it more as an eyeshadow as it lacks the exactness of an eyeliner. ♥
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Friday, 6 February 2015

the jersey boys

On Wednesday I went to see The Jersey Boys with my mum. The advert being played on my local radio station was too much to bear and we finally caved and brought tickets. Initially I was only going to keep her company, but I think I actually enjoyed it more than her.

If you don't know, Jersey Boys tells of the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. I'm not going to lie, I knew of Frankie Valli but not in depth. It wasn't until the songs began that I realised how many I actually knew of that I didn't even realise were them. I sat there singing along in my head at the top of my voice, although i think the lady behind me missed the 'in your head' memo and literally sang at the top of her voice. Much to the annoyance of everyone else.

All of the actors were amazing, both in singing and telling their own stories. Without giving too much away, I didn't realise they all had such an eventful life. This show has such a mixture of laughs and feel good factor. I honestly don't think anybody could walk out of this without singing 'I love you baaaaaaaby' at the tops of their voices.

If you have a spare afternoon and fancy a trip to the theatre then this is definitely worth a look! Jersey Boys is currently touring the UK and is still in Milton Keynes for a few weeks yet. Full tour dates are here. ♥

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

mac in extreme dimension 3D black lash mascara

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I received this mascara for Christmas, from the lovely Santa (my Mum) after I mentioned that I had never tried a MAC mascara before. Like most other Beauty Bloggers, I do love a bit of MAC, I've mentioned before how I can never walk past without a cheeky little purchase (normally a lipstick), so I was really excited to test this baby out.

MAC claim that this mascara 'adds volume, extends length and creates curl' so I was excited to see if it did...
\mac 3d mascara swatch
Available from MAC and Debenhams.

Lets start with the good. I found that this was perfect for adding length, my lashes really did improve length-wise but other than that I am really disappointed. This didn't really add any volume or curl at all and it clumped my lashes together A LOT! The wand picks up way too much mascara and even after wiping some product off I had to separate my lashes afterwards which defeats the object a little bit. The pictures above are the third attempt at declumping, sad times!

The wand was a bit hard to use because it is so straight, I couldn't really get any movement at all and I found some of the lashes were completely missed when applying. I find them so much easier when there is a bit of a curve to the brush, but that's just what I am used to I suppose.

Now I know I can be a fussy little madam when it comes to mascaras, but I have really tried to love this and I just can't. Probably because it is MAC I expected it to be amazing, but I think I will just brush past this little blip in my MAC love and just stick to my trustworthy L'Oreal mascara's instead. ♥
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Sunday, 1 February 2015

tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme

beauty and the beast tee primark
Tee - Primark
Jeans - F&F
Vans - USC

I was so excited when I discovered this tee in Primark yesterday that I knew I needed to blog about it straightaway. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourites, up there with The Lion King and Aristocats. I won't go into it now because that discussion is definitely a much longer Disney themed post. This has been my lazy Sunday outfit today, comfy but cute is what I like to call it. It is the perfect outfit for shopping, which is what I attempted to do earlier, before shoppers started to annoy me and I returned home grumpy..not good!

The only disappointing thing about the T-Shirt is that it doesn't have the main man on himself, but I'm sure I will be able to cope with just Belle..for now! ♥
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