Friday, 23 November 2012

MUA Lipsticks - Review

On the blog today i give to you MUA Lipsticks!!

These have been out a long time now, but I've just recently gotten around to trying them.
I got these for my birthday recently, and i have to say I'm so pleased i did!!

I got 4 shades, 3 of which have a name (i think their the newer shades)
So from left to right i got:
*Shade 16 - Nectar
*Shade 13
*Shade 15 - Juicy
*Shade 14 - Bare

Ill start off by saying the packaging on these is nothing flash, pretty basic, but i actually like it, they remind me of the NYX round lipsticks.

Some swatches for you all
Top to Bottom
*Shade 16 - Nectar
*Shade 13
*Shade 15 - Juicy
*Shade 14 - Bare

These Lipsticks come with a bargain £1 price tag, so i wasn't really hoping for much, but I'm really surprised by these lipsticks, they apply so smooth and buttery, and have a really good colour pay off, the swatches above are just with one swipe of each lipstick!!

They seem to have a very light scent to them, i cant explain it, but it isn't offencive at all

As already mentioned above the packaging is very basic, but come on guys for £1 what more do you want??
I actually really like the packaging, and its a lot better than some other Drugstore Lipsticks that retail for even  more, (Natural Collection, anyone??)

They also come with a little colour on the bottom of each lipstick which is great when storing them as you can see which colour it is straight away, the bottoms also pop off to reveal extra lipstick in them. Ive seen reviews where some people have said that its actually wax in the bottom just for colour reference, but i can definitely clarify that mine have actual lipstick in them, i poked my nail right through it lol.

These Lipsticks definitely get a massive thumbs up from me, and i will definitely be purchasing more, or hoping to get some in my Xmas stocking :o)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Nails Inc Freebies!!!

I do love a good freebie now and again so when I discovered glamour magazine were giving away a free nails inc nail polish with this months issue I just had to rush out and grab it!!

There are 4 colours to collect from the glamour collection, sadly I only managed to get 3, I couldn't find the gold glitter one anywhere!!

The magazine is a bargain price of just £2!!, not bad considering Nails Inc polishes retail for over £11 each.

Looking all pretty in their boxes!!

A closer look.
The shades i managed to pick up are
*St James
*Elizabeth Street
*Motcomb Street

I LOVE them all, I'm a huge fan of Nails Inc Polishes anyway, and when there's a bargain like this going on they just have to be had!!

Ive done a quick swatch of each one below for you to take a closer look at.

*St James
A gorgeous red colour, perfect for the festive season which is rapidly approaching us!!

*Elizabeth Street
A gorgeous soft pale pink shade, the perfect natural colour and perfect to go with a french manicure.

*Motcomb Street
This probably looks black on the swatch here, but its actually a very very deep blue colour, ill probably end up jazzing this one up with a bit of glitter on top.

My local stores still have tons of Glamour mags for sale, so go check to see if you can still pick it up!!

Monday, 5 November 2012

My Newest Lipsticks

So Ive been on a bit of a Lippie splurge at the moment, and added 5 new lipsticks to my collection, 4 MAC (What can i say?, i have a weakness for MAC Lippies lol) and 1 Barry M.

As far as I'm aware the 4 MAC lipsticks i got are Limited Edition (I bought them from a blog sale) 
They've been on my wish list for a while now, and I'm so glad i got them because i love them all!!

My little pretties (Sorry for the rubbish, washed out pic!!)

From Left to Right:

*MAC Viva Glam Gaga
*MAC Force Of Love (Chenman Collection)
*MAC Naturally Eccentric (Surf Baby Collection)
*MAC Viva Glam Nicki
*Barry M 52 (MAC Candy Yum Yum Dupe)

Here's a few swatches for you
Top to Bottom:

*MAC Viva Glam Gaga
*MAC Force of Love
*MAC Naturally Eccentric
*MAC Viva Glam Nicki
*Barry M 52

MAC Force of Love and Viva Glam Nicki seem to be quite close in colour to each other but Viva Glam Nicki is that tad bit brighter pink/peach toned, and whilst Force of Love is a Matte finish, Viva Glam Nicki is a Satin Finish.

I'm sure from the pics you can tell I'm a total pink/nude lippie girl, i try to step out of my comfort zone sometimes, but i always end up going back to the same shades.

I'm also in love with Barry M 52, it is so bright, this will be a night out colour for me, i cant see myself wearing this during the day even though i absolutely adore it, I'm just not brave enough!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A few snaps from halloween

Hope you all had a fab Halloween.
We decided to have a party this year, and invited all our nearest and dearest to join us and get dressed up.

We had a blast and the kids enjoyed it too!!

I thought id post a pic of what me and my boyfriend and son dressed as, i had originally went with a corpse bride idea, then changed it to little dead riding hood (bought the outfit too) only to change it to a creepy doll at the last minute lol.

Overall we were all very happy with our outfit choices!!

My Outfit was pretty simple, i bought a simple dress from Ebay (bargain) and then did my own makeup.

My boyfriend dressed as beetle juice, we got the original wig and costume again from Ebay, and the painted his face.
He decided to cut open lots of glow sticks and throw them all over himself, and i have to say the effect was absolutely brilliant, he was glowing for hours lol!!!
Last but by no means least, my beautiful boy dressed as a vampire!!
I had tons of ideas for him, but he doesn't like anything too scary so we settled on a cute little vampire, and he looked fab!!

Close up of my Halloween makeup.

What did you all get dressed up as for Halloween?? Link me to your pics!!