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Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Mac Quad

Clockwise: Satin Taupe, All that glitters, Sumptuous olive & Cranberry. 

If any of you follow me on Instagram you may know that a little while ago I picked up a mac pro quad palette with the intention of filling it. Yes, days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months but the good news is that I finally got around (and found the funds) to filling it. I had wanted to keep it quite neutral but as I have my beloved naked palette I also wanted to pick shades I didn't already have anything similar to. The colour range at Mac is HUGE as you will probably know, and after scouting all of my favourite beauty blogs to see which colours they have and swatching my heart out I finally decided. 

For my most neutral shades I picked up Satin Taupe; a bronzey brown taupe and a firm favourite of Tanya Burr's. I literally could NOT choose between two shades for my lighter neutral shade, but ended up picking All That Glitters over Naked Lunch. It is such a pretty pinky golden shimmery shade which can be used on its own or blended in with other darker shadows. My third pick was Sumptuous Olive; a beautiful greeny gold which really compliments my dark brown eyes. Lastly, I picked a shade I had been hearing LOTS about: Cranberry. It honestly is the most gorgeous autumnal eyeshadow colour and can either be packed on if you're brave or blended out with satin taupe if you want something more subtle. So there's my current palette picks. Next on my list? I'm seriously lusting after Club, Smut, Vanilla and Omega for my brows. 

Which shades do you have in your palette? 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Liquid Lipsticks

Top to bottom: YSL glossy stain in number 9, Rimmel apocalips in apocaliptic, Rimmel apocalips in Nude eclipse, Hourglass opague rouge liquid lipstick in Riviera. 

Has anyone else noticed lately that liquid lipsticks have absolutely boomed in the past few months? I guess it started with the beloved YSL glossy stains which come in a glorious shade range and have a divine finish and pop of colour. The high street/drug stores quickly took note, and before you knew it brands such as Rimmel, Bourjois and Maxfactor were churning out their versions. I have picked out my favourites, which of course begins with the gorgeous YSL glossy stain in number 9. This shade gives the lips the most incredible hot orangey red glossy finish which I have to say cannot be rivalled. Hourglass's Opague Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera comes the closest to the beauty of the YSL stains, but it is a far more unique, bright orangey shade which I am completely head over heels in love with. My drugstore faves have to be the Rimmel Apocalips which every beauty blogger and their mum went mad for when they first launched. In my opinion they have a much nicer texture and longer wearablility than both the Hourglass & YSL offerings, and my favourite shades are Nude Eclipse (a glossy nude) and Apocaliptic (a glossy hot pink). All in all the liquid lipstick offers a more interesting, shiny & glossy alternative to traditional lipstick which will be sure to see me through the Christmas party season :) 

What do you think about liquid lipsticks and stains? Do you have any favourites? 


Sunday, October 13, 2013


Top, shoes, hat & coat: All Topshop.
Riding Pants: American Apparel 
Lips: Kate Moss Rimmel 107/ Chanel L'impatiente 
Watch: Michael Kors

Once again, long time no blog. The past few weeks have been so crazy busy..let me just put it out there: third year is a bitch. ANYWAY, this post pretty much sums up everything I have been coveting in October: my aa riding pants, Topshop flatform style shoes, dark autumnal lips and this damn hat which is just stuck on my head come rain or shine. I have also been OBSESSED with my new pink coat (yes, I jumped on the bandwagon) but how could I not be? Thank you to anyone who has been bearing with me and continues to follow me on Bloglovin'. If you haven't yet and would like to, you can do so HERE. 

What have you been wearing this October? Have you picked up a pink coat too? 


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Mascara Mission

The Mascara Mission (def): the ultimate hunt for the perfect lash lengthening, volume boosting, eye defining mascara; usually undertaken by beauty bloggers and fellow makeup maniacs. 

Please tell me you relate? I am seemingly on a never-ending mission to find the perfect mascara. I want one that makes my lashes look dramatic but subtle enough for day time wear, lengthens but doesn't make them look freakishly long, and boosts volume whilst defining the eye. My ultimate favourite mascara of all time has to be Estee Lauder's Projectionist; introduced to me by my friend Jenny at the tender age of around 15. I had been wearing it ever since then until last year, (to my absolute horror) it was discontinued. My devastated reaction must have worried the lady in Boots, as she quickly rushed to fill my mascara void by offering me their newer alternative: Magnascopic. This, along with 3 others, has slightly helped to ease my pain since Projectionist-gate, and here's why: 

Estee Lauder Magnascopic mascara, £20.50: This has very nearly filled the void that Projectionist left. It has a nice natural brush which picks up the perfect amount of product, and is best at lengthening lashes. This may be my favourite of the bunch. Estee Lauder really excels in mascaras so if you're looking for a new one give theirs a whirl! 

Chanel Le volume de Chanel mascara, £24: Chanel's latest mascara offering (which only came out this summer) is one of their best yet. At first I didn't think I was going to be a fan when I realised it came with one of those plastic-y brushes, but I've really got on with it well and in my eyes it's probably a close second to Magnascopic. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a more dramatic eye; it is much better suited to evening makeup rather than a subtle day-time look. 

Benefit They're real mascara, £19.50:  This is seriously worth the hype it's been getting over the past few months as it gives the perfect volume boosting lash effect which is supposed to make people ask, 'Are your lashes real?' Although the mini version is shown here, I have actually owned the full sized They're real. I would however recommend buying the smaller versions which they sell because the product tends to dry up very quickly and so a full sized tube doesn't last as long as it should. 

Clinique High Impact Mascara, £16.50: Despite sounding very dramatic and dark, I have found this mascara to be subtle enough for daytime wear also. It's a good all rounder and definitely worth picking up if you want to try something new as it lengthens and boosts effectively. It also comes in lots of other versions, but I am yet to try these. 

What's your favourite mascara? 



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