Thursday, 17 October 2013

By New Look


Friday, 11 October 2013

Urban Decay Shattered

It has to be said that lately, I have been well and truly saving my pennies and trying not to splurge on the latest make-up or beauty products. Lame yes but I was in dire need of a beauty detox - until, I spotted the new Urban Decay Shattered palette which I purchased from Debenhams for the grand price of £30.

All the products inside have the great pigmentation and colour pay off which you would expect from Urban Decay all contained in a cute little palette which has the effect of a "Shattered" mirror.

I have long been a fan of Urban Decay and the funky Shattered Face Palette is a fantastic size to size to pop in your handbag or take on holiday, also great for touching up your make-up on a night out, Shattered is a dual level palette which contains five eye shadows (four new shades and one "future cult favourite") a travel sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full size Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour with a mirror on the top layer then to complete your look on the bottom layer you will find two shades of blusher and a highlighter with another mirror.

The blushers are the two most fantastic shades for a natural or a nice rosy, flushed finish, perfect for all skin tones and the highlighter could be used as an eye shadow or to highlight your cheeks, brow bones or d├ęcolletage.
                                                                          Overexposed, Temper and Glint

The eye shadows are highly pigmented and with a liberal application of primer lasted all day without having to be re-applied.
                                             Shakedown, Remix, Nameless, Minor Sin and Bleach

                                                                  Lovechild and Zero

Overall I think that this is a great little palette for a bargain price considering the amount of product you are getting for your cash. Definitely worth a look.

Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Back with Shellac Cake Pop

Hey there everyone

I'm back.
Yes I've been out of blogging action for a while, I've been so busy and had quite a few personal problems to sort out that my little blog has had to take a back seat for a bit, but I cant tell you how good it feels to be writing a little blog post for you this evening.

Today I'm wearing Shellac Cake Pop which is a gorgeous baby pink colour - Im thinking very reminiscent of Kim Kardashian's nails. Anyway I'm breaking myself in gently this evening with a nice short blog post, also thought it was a great opportunity to show off my new ring from Ashiana Jewellery, Im a massive fan of Ashiana, they do beautiful unusual jewellery at excellent prices so if you are a jewellery lover like myself check out their website - they even have a sale on at the moment.

I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to updating you with my beauty musings on a more regular basis.

Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil

Whoa ! That's a mouthful !!
A product that I'm loving at the moment is Vaseline's Cocoa Body Oil. Towards the end of last year I kind of got into body oils and I'm always on the look out for something which will help infuse some moisture into my dry skin. I find that its at its worst on my legs and my back but this wonderful product is helping me kick that dry skin to the kerb. Its easily absorbed, very light on the skin and doesn't feel sticky at all, plus it smells absolutely yummy without being over powering which I found to be a problem with the Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil (review here). I love massaging this in when I'm just out the shower and my skin is still a little damp, it leaves a very light film on your skin which keeps your skin feeling lovely and soft . A fab product for an excellent price - you can buy Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil from Boots for £4.69.

Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays

Illamasqua Viridian

Hi everyone
This morning I decided to crack open one of my Christmas presents and give it a first time outing. Illamasqua Viridian is a limited edition nail polish and came as a set with a gorgeous purple glitter polish called Glitterati and if you likey then hurry over to Illamasqua now as this gorgeous set is now on sale for £15.50. Its safe to say that I have definitely come out of my comfort zone over the last year when it comes to nail polish, I was a big fan of  neutral colours and still am but sometimes there is nothing more stunning than a simple pop of colour - it can add an extra dimension to an otherwise simple outfit. To be blatantly honest Illamasqua isn't a brand I buy all that often that being said their nail polish is amazing and definitely worth checking out. I decided on trying Viridian first because it was my least favourite of the two and if I didn't like it on then it was going to straight into the give to family members pile - it looked alright in the bottle like a blackened dark green laced with ever so tiny flecks of turquoise glitter, yes in theory it was nice but it just didn't grab my eye, all that went absolutely flying out the window when I applied it. If I had to describe it in one word I would call it dazzling ! Viridian is a joy to apply - the consistency is just right, the brush is a little on the small side for my liking but because of the consistency of the polish you don't experience any streaking, in fact the smaller brush is amazing for precision application helping you to achieve that perfect finish, anyway enough rambling on Viridian can also be bought on its on for £13.50 if you don't want to invest in the set.
What do you guys think ?
Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays

Friday, 18 January 2013

Mac Plumful Lipstick Fridays

Hi everyone
What a super quick week its been !!
Can you actually believe that we are half way through January already !! I haven't even got my 2012 favourites post up yet ! ah !! Anyway Lipstick Fridays resumes its usual spot this week and if you are new to Lipstick Fridays it all started around this time last year and it was basically my pledge to make sure I wear all my lipsticks, as the months have went by it seems to have become a cool way to share different lipstick reviews and swatches with you all.
In the hot seat today is Mac's Plumful, a medium cool pink with plum undertones. Ive actually been wearing this all week and absolutely love it ! Plumful is a lustre finish, which means they can usually be quite sheer but Plumful has fabulous pigmentation and great colour pay off. Regular readers of my blog will know that I'm a sucker for Mac lipsticks because I love the yummy vanilla smell and the way they feel when applied. I feel that Plumful would suit any skin tone and I get around four to five hours wear, plus when its wearing off my lips feel really moisturised. Plumful would make a fantastic addition to your lipstick collection and would be great for anyone looking for a slightly stronger colour who doesn't want to wear red.
Mac Plumful can be purchased from Mac for £14.00.
What is your favourite Mac lipstick ?? Does anyone have any recommendations  xx
Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays


Monday, 14 January 2013

Nail of the day

Hi everyone

Well it seems like a while since Ive done a nail post - I jest !
Last week I was rocking the nudey natural look with Ciate's Bon Bon so this week I wanted something a bit more daring so I decided on Ciate's Mistress with a ring finger accent of Essie's Leading Lady, its making me feel all Christmassy again.