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Monday, 22 March 2010

MAC Spring Colour Forecast & Too Fabulous Haul

I must admit I went a little crazy with these two collections, infact I could have easily picked up a few more things but I stopped myself.

Spring Colour Forecast is huge probably MAC's largest collection to date, or at least that I can think of.
The thing I wanted most was Ripe Peach and my store had sold out of Ripe Peach in 3 hours, I had to ring around and did manage to find a store that still had them but I couldn't use my pro discount as I bought from a counter and to be honest now that I've got my hands on it I don't think it's that great.

Too Fabulous is composed entirely of lip product and if I had any self control I should have skipped it entirely but they were so pretty i couldn't resist.

Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Spring Color Forecast

Colour 4 Quad - Full of nice bronzy neutrals not that I need more of them.
Bubblegum Lipstick - Funnily enough I don't have anything like this in my collection, great pinky purple shade but you really have to layer it to get the color to show.
Ripe Peach Blush Ombres - Pretty but overated, wouldn't bother to search for it if you missed it.
Victorian Lipstick - Love, love, love!
Azelea Blossom Blush Ombres - Might be going back as I have a million colors like it.
Ember Glow Lipglass - Lovely peachy shade with gold shimmer, saving this one for when the weather warms up.

Too Fabulous

Deelight Cremesheen Glass - a great natural shade with an hint of brown.
Just Superb Cremesheen Glass - a neutral pink that would look great with a smoky eye.
Richer, Lusher cremesheen Glass- a lovely peachy coral that's not overly bright.
Two Virtues Mineralize Blush - Going back cause I have too many colors like it.
Naked Lip Pencil
In Synch Lip Pencil
Trimmed In Pink Lip Pencil
Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

Sunday, 14 March 2010

TAG - 40 Beauty Questions


How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, once in the morning and once in the evening.

What skin type do you have?
Combination - weirdly it's oily on the t-zone and dry on the cheeks but the cheeks are were I get my breakouts

What is your current facial wash?
Mario Badescu and Boots Botanics Cleansing Mousse for sensitive/oily skin.

Do you exfoliate?
Yes, about twice a week.

What brand do you use?
At the moment I'm using one of those exfoliating wands from a company called Dead Sea Spa Magik but I wouldn't repurchase. Normally I use MAC Microfine Rifinisher

What moisturizer do you use?
MAC Mineralize All Over Lotion

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?
Yes, MAC Fast Response in the morning and Moisturelush at night.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Not really acne prone but I do get the occasional spot on my cheeks and jawline.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


What foundation do you use?
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation or Dior Nude.

How about concealer?
Garnier Tinted Eye Roll-on under eyes and Make Up For Ever concealer on imperfections.

Do you know your undertone color?
Yes it's yellow/neutral.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them but they are a pain in the ass to put on daily.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, and I usually do as by then they've usually dried out.

What brand of mascara do you use?
At the moment it's YSL Faux Cils but it dries out to fast, I much prefer L'Oreal Voluminous.

Sephora or MAC?
Shepora, I wish we had them in the UK.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Yes I do.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes and fingers.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I use Urban Decay Primer Potion but I prefer Too faced Shadow Insurance just a little bit more.

For the face?
Urban Decay Brightening Complexion Primer.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I couldn't choose a particular one shade but I really do love purples.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Both, depends what look I'm going for.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never, but I do manage to get the mascara wand to close to my eyeball and it leaves little marks on my lenses.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Love them but they are so messy.
Do you use mineral makeup?
I sometimes use Bare Minerals but I prefer liquid foundation.

What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Angel.

How about lipgloss?
MAC Florabundance.

What is your favorite blush to use?
At the moment it has to be NARS Orgasm.

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I've done so in the past to get hold of limited edition items but I don't anymore.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes I do, my favourites being GOSH, Barry M and Bourjois for the foundations.

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I have when I've been in the US but not over here.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I would love to but I don't have the time or the means to do so.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
There's loads. Foundation that's too dark or too light, foundation that's too thick and cakey, not blending properly, too much bronzer, bad contouring, badly shaped eye brows, no eyebrows, clumpy mascara, over lined lips, I'm gonna stop there otherwise I could just go on and on.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like them both, it depends what mood I'm in.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
I'm gonna say Jennifer Aniston, she's always immaculate.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes if my skin is looking okay.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes but I think make-up make me look better.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
There's not one best makeup line, I think each line has good and bad and it's just a case of finding each lines good products.

What do you think of Makeup?
I absolutely love it.

Friday, 12 March 2010

February: The Good & The Bad

I know I moan about being late with these every month but truth is they come round so fast and I simply forget.
Another slow month because I'm actually trying to use up a lot of my half used products, it's funny how you seem to rediscover your love for something when you haven't used it in a little while

The Good

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - Comparable to Chanel's Pro Lumiere in coverage but more matte and better smelling. Comes with a pump and it's inexpensive, absolutely love it. I've got the matching concealer but I'm not sure on that yet.

NARS Laguna Bronzer & Orgasm Blush - I'm loving Laguna as a contour and Orgasm on the apples of my cheeks, it looks very glowy and fresh.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner - I've finished both of these and I'm sad but cannot re-purchase just yet cause I have too much to use up.
Even my hair stylist asked what I'd been using as my hair is was so soft.

Vera Vang Princess - Another item I've nearly used up, nice and sweet, very pleasant and inoffensive but not very unique, I prefer to use this one for layering with other fragrances.

The Bad

Breakouts - I swear I get to a point were I think my skin is nice and clear and then out of nowhere I'll get a breakout, granted it's not quite has bad as I always make out but it still drives me up the wall.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

TAG: Getting To Know You/7 Random Things

I was tagged by Visionary Beauty a while ago to do this but I've only really had the chance to do it now.

1. I'm incredibly short sighted so much so that if I was without lenses or glasses I would not be able to function outside of my house.

2. I collect perfume, I will always check out a fragrance if I think the bottle is pretty or unique but I only buy the ones that I like the smell of too.

3. I'm absolutely petrified by spiders, I cannot be in the room with one and have to get someone to remove it otherwise I start crying.

4. I'm a really messy person, I constantly "lose" stuff in my room and then find it months afterwards.

5. I am a bit of a video game nerd, I have quite the collection of consoles and games and my favourite game is Kingdom Hearts.

6. I used to speak fluent Italian, that's until I moved to England and the lack of practice made me forget how to have a conversation with someone, however I can still understand most of it.

7. I hate people who suck up to you and pretend to be friends with you but don't actually like you, I'd much rather you told me to my face than talk behind my back.

I tag everyone who reads this.

Perfume Review: Christina Aguilera by Christina Aguilera

I'm a big fan of Christina Aguilera and that is probably the main reason why I purchased this perfume in the first place, at first I really did like it but my love for it quickly went away and I found myself struggling to use the bottle up.

It's classed as an Oriental Floral and the notes are Black Currant, Peach, Peony, Plum, Jasmine, Lily Of The Valley, Sandalwood, Musk and Vanilla.
To me this smells straight up peony with an hint of the black currant poking trough but in a very sharp synthetic way that's not pleasant to my nose. I get none of the other notes whatsoever, it smells very generic and boring not to mention quite cheap, I've actually had people comment that this stuff smells quite offensive.
However I've recently smelled the By Night version and that's much softer and creamier.

I've managed to use my bottle up (the bottle being the only thing I actually like about this fragrance) and will keep the empty for reference but I wouldn't repurchase, actually I wouldn't take this if someone offered it to me for free.

The Eau De Parfum retails for 30ml £20 - 50ml £27 - 75ml £37