Monday, 31 January 2011

Make-up im loving in January 2011

Here is a little list of the products ive been reaching for alot this month;

Estee Lauder double wear foundation, I wear this daily and have done for years,  its a great coverage and it lasts all day,  i use the shade Ecru, im very pale and this shade is the second to palest in their colour range i think but it doesnt make me look washed out or anything.

Mac subculture lipliner,  this is my most worn lipliner,  its a very pale nude which goes with peach and pink lipsticks,  i really do love this lipliner and hope its never discontinued or i will be broke as i would have to buy at least 10 as back ups.

Clinique brow pencil in Blonde,  I have used many brow pencils but always find myself returning to this one as it matches my brows perfect.  Although the colour is called blonde dont think it will be too light as im brunette and its dark enough for me.  I find brow pencils, even the pale ones once applied seem to be dark on,  strange but true.

Mac By candlelight highlighter,  this was a limited edition highlighter  but it was brought out twice in 2010,  i missed it the first time and regretted it so got it the second time around. Its a really lovely pinky/peachy gold colour thats pale and goes with all my blushers.  I would buy a back up if Mac re-promoted this again, but i wouldnt pay double the price for it now if i could track it down as i think it will last me a very long time.

Elf natural nymph lipstick,  i have 3 of these, one in my make up drawer, one in my bag and one in my drawer at work oh actually i have 4 as i have one in my kitchen for when i need a touch up.  This lipstick is soft and creamy,  great quality, cheap to buy, fragrance free and the colour is an amazing nude, what more can i say.

Mac Peachykeen blusher,  ive re-purchased this 3 times, i love it,  it add a lovely glow to the skin and i never get fed up of wearing it.

Beauty Rush lipgloss,  i have no idea where i got this lipgloss,  as there not sold in England i must have bought it on e bay,  its called strawberry fizz or something, its a pale pink with a very slight gold to it.  Ive tons of lipglossess but this is the most shiny one and it doesnt remove your lipstick when you apply.  The taste is also delicious yum yum (obviously they are not for eating).

Mac Blanc type eyeshadow,  ive hit pan on this eyeshadow because whether im going to use a eyeshadow or not i use this to set the foundation on my eyes as there oily.  Its great on its own or as a base for other colour over it.  Will buy again when its totally gone.

Desperately seeking......

Over the past year i have been watching You Tube videos i think i have been quite restrained in buying things that have been on other peoples haul videos etc.  I have only really buying what i need and whats unique to my collection.  But there have been a few things that have cropped up and that i really want to buy but cannot get hold of  ,not in the shops, not on internet sites or even e bay.  You see in England we dont have a lot of beauty stores really,  we still dont have a Sephora store,  i think they have a store in every other country in the world but here ha ha. The things i want and maybe i will have to get them on my next hoilday are;

Mac Tippy blusher,  i wont hold my breath as it was limited edition from the Hello Kitty range.
Lorac Baby Doll lipstick,  again no Lorac counter here and as i said no Sephora.
Lorac Serenity eyeshadow,  as above.
Cedaphil produts.
Embryolisso products.

Lush haul

I only bought a few things beauty wise this week as i am saving my money for the Mac Wonder Woman collection which i believe is out in March here in England.

2 Lush comforter bubble bars,  they smell delicious and i cut mine into 3 so that they last longer.
I Love Juicy shampoo,  i have used this for a while now and i have never come across a shampoo that i love as much as this one, its so fruity and it really is uplifting.
I also asked for a sample of the i think its called Love Birds soap (not sure about the name) but its their newest soap.  It smells very fresh and theres just enough to use for a week or so from the sample i was given.

A few other things;
I bought a load of things from the Body shop strawberry range, which smells lovely,  i got shower gel,  shower scrub, body butter and the body lotion oh and a lip gloss.  The whole range smells great,  to me like strawberry yogurt.  The lotion comes in a pump and theres no sticky after feel, which i like as i hate my skin to feel tacky.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Seek and ye shall find.

For a full year i have been searching for a blusher that i heard was great and i just couldnt accept that i didnt have this in my collection,  the blusher in question was Mac's Fun and games from the hello kitty collection,  i originally saw this blusher in a cco a few miles away but decided against it and went for the pretty baby beauty powder instead, but then as i regretted not buying it i decided to go back for it, well you guessed it was gone, oh well, no not oh well,  i was on a mission.  After endless searching on some brilliant mac and other high end  discontinued product sites i nearly gave up, then i saw one on e bay and bought it straight away despite it been way over priced.  So the search is over and its now in my possession, was it worth the wait?  yes, i love it and now i just might try and find its little sister in the collection called Tippy, who knows i might strike lucky and find this one too.

Monday, 17 January 2011


hi everyone,  here is a list of recent beauty buys that im loving right now;

Mac Gana blusher,
im loving this blusher but to me it should be called a highlighter, it is a creamy beige colour that gives the skin a lovely glow to it.

Mac Chez Chez Lame highlighter,
this is a really nice gold coloured highlighter which looks good with all blusher colours.

Mac I Get No Kick eye kohl,
a shimmering nude pencil that looks lovely on the tear duct area and waterline.  I have nothing like this in my collection and it will make a nice change to use this instead of my Mac Fasinating pencil (which i still love).  I also have the NC15 Cromagraphic pencil,  which is ok but just a little bit dark for my waterline but its also great to cover up spots and to perfect under your eyebrows,  so wouldnt be without it really.

Benefits Sippin and Dippin Creaseless Cream eyeshadow,
i was going to buy Macs Rubinesque paint pot but wasnt sure whether it would be too pink for me so i opted for this one instead and im really liking it,  i still might buy the Rubinesque but i need to try in on my eyes at the counter first.

thats just about it for this weeks beauty buys,  im going to try and buy unique products that i havnt already got in my collection this year and use and enjoy the make up i already have.

Products im lusting after,

Macs Peek At You eyeshadow
Lorac Baby Doll lipstick
Macs Wonder Woman collection,  3 things are calling my name ha ha.