Friday, 22 November 2013

MAC Nocturnals Holiday Sets Haul

I recently purchased these MAC gift sets from Debenhams online whilst they had their 10% off beauty offer.

They are the from Nocturnal Holiday Sets and they are absolutely gorgeous!!
I got 2 of the pigment sets and 1 of the lip gloss sets.

The lip gloss set i got was the pink shades, it was a toss up between this one and the corals, but after seeing swatches of the coral set I'm glad i went with this one.
It comes with 4 lip glosses, 1 dazzleglass and 3 cremesheens 
The shades from top to bottom are as follows:

*Dressed to Dazzle
*Fashion Scoop
*Petite Indulgence
*Colour Saturation

I think these are a perfect size and the colours are right up my alley, i also absolutely adore the packaging and think they would make an ideal Xmas gift for the beauty lover.

Next up we've got the Pigment set in Black and Gold.
Lets start off by saying i absolutely love mac pigments, i already have a huge collection and didn't really need more (but i just had to have them, lol)
I already own 2 shades from this set, but still went ahead and bought it for the other 3 shades, the price really is a great deal, you get this full set for £25.50, plus i also got the 10% off, and it worked out so much cheaper than buying the colours that i don't have in full size, and honestly how often do you use up a full mac pigment?!
The shades that you get in this set from top to bottom are:
*Museum Bronze
*Gold (Glitter)
*Copper Sparkle
*Black (Glitter)

I think my fave from this set is Museum Bronze, its truly AMAZING!!

The second set of Pigments i got was the Green and Teals.
I initially only picked up this set for the 3D Gold Glitter, but the rest of this set is gorgeous too!!
I love wearing greens on my eyes anyway so this was perfect for me!
The colours in this set from top to bottom are as follows:
*Reflects Gold (Glitter)
*Old Gold
*3D (Glitter)
*Deep Blue Green
*Just Before Dawn

All of these pigments from both sets are amazingly pigmented, super smooth and just apply like an absolute dream!!
I like to apply the glitters over Duo as a base to help them adhere and get a stronger look.

Overall i am so happy and impressed with these 3 kits that i purchased, and cannot wait to use them around the party season!!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Review: CATRICE Limited Edition Glamazona Absolute Eye Colour

I received these two shadows in a beauty/nail swap that i did with a fellow blogger 
This is the first time I've tried anything by Catrice as its not a brand that's available to me in the UK.

First off i really like the packaging on these, hard sturdy plastic with a lift up lid design and the 
Catrice Cosmetics logo imprinted onto the front.
The patterned design on the front is pretty nice too, although I'm not sure if its limited for these shadows or if all the range comes like this.

The purple shade is 'I got the Flower' and the Lighter shade is 'Jungle Treasure'

These feel really silky soft to the touch, have pretty good pigmentation and last a decent amount of time on me.
'Jungle Treasure' feels a tad bit softer than 'I got the flower' but both seem equally as pigmented, overall I'm happy with the both of them.
I would recommend to use these over an eyeshadow base to make them pop even more.

Have you tried anything by Catrice??

Friday, 8 November 2013

Free nails inc with glamour magazine

If any of my UK followers are Nails Inc fans, then head straight out to your local shop and pick up a copy of the latest glamour magazine.
You get a full size polish for just £2 (The price of the magazine) although if any of you have a Wilkinson's near to you i would suggest trying in there first as i picked up 4 of mine from there and they each scanned through at only £1, total bargain!!!
There is a choice of 4 shades to choose from Gold, Silver, Red and Black and these polishes are from the 'Kate Spade New York' Collection. 
I managed to bag myself one of each shade plus an extra red and silver for a friend.

You also get an added bonus inside of the mag itself, Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume Sample and a Body Shop Joy Card, which entitles you to £3, £15 or £100 off a purchase.
I have 6 to play with so will hopefully get a good offer from one of them
Fingers crossed for the £100!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

£20 Beauty Blogger Swap

So a few weeks ago i was contacted by the lovely Imke asking if i would like to do a swap with her, we sent a few messages back and forth to each other and decided on a set amount of £20 for our swap.

Imke already knew that she wanted to receive all nail polishes and gave me a wish list of  Barry Ms that she wanted to try, i managed to get her all the colours she asked for bar one 'Racing Green' i couldn't for the life of me find this shade anywhere, i tried loads of different boots and superdrug stores but nothing!!
So instead of the racing green i picked up the mint green for her and thankfully she loves them all!!

I asked Imke for a mix of both polishes and make-up, she told me she could get Essence products which i love but cant get them anywhere near me so she offered to send essence products.

This is how the package came.

It was so beautifully packaged and wrapped nice and securely.

She wrapped each item individually and numbered them so i had to open them in order following the instructions on her letter she sent along with the package.

These are all the goodies i received and i love everything!!
I got a mixture of 'Essence' and 'Catrice' products which I'm told is 'Essence's' sister company.

Here are the polishes i got, the two fruity ones on the bottom were an extra gift from one of Imke's friends (how nice is that!)
The shades i got from top to bottom left to right are:
*Essence Free Hugs
*Essence That's What I Mint
*Essence Graffiti Topper in Not Punky Nor Funky
*Catrice I Got The Flower
*Essence Fruity Nail Polish (No shade names on them)

She included some lovely Essence Makeup
*Be Loud Blush in Pink Me, it has a gorgeous camouflage pattern to it.
*Stay with me long lasting Lip gloss in Deep Rose
*Stay Matte Lip cream in Velvet Rose
*Lip liner in Cute Pink
(Sorry the pictures aren't doing them any justice, but i will no doubt be doing separate posts on most of these items for you all anyway)

Lastly some Catrice makeup
*Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette
*Jungle Treasure Eyeshadow
*I got the Flower Eyeshadow
*Defining Blush in I'm a Survivor

Imke was also nice enough to send me 2 little samples, one was a Dior BB cream and the other a YSL touche eclat, both of which I'm excited to try.

I'm so happy and grateful for everything that i received from Imke in our swap.

You can go and check out the polishes that i sent Imke right here:

Monday, 4 November 2013

NOTD: Holiday Nails Essence Free Hugs

So I've just returned from a lovely week in Turkey, the weather out there was absolutely beautiful although the nights were very cold, we had a fab time and I'm sad to be back to this awful British weather lol.

I thought id show you a quick pic of the 'Holiday Polish' i chose.
This is Essence 'Free Hugs' and I've been trying to get my hands on this colour for ages, so i was over the moon when i recently received it in a swap i did with a lovely fellow blogger.
Ive been a fan of Essence polishes for a long time now, and this shade is no exception, its my perfect baby pink colour, applies great and is just an all round great polish!!