Monday, 28 February 2011

February Favourites

So today is the last day of the month, which means favourites time! So first up we have my Lush It's Raining Men shower gel. It is a lovely shower gel that smells a bit like weathers originals. Its also 40% honey so it leaves my skin lovely and soft.
When I went home earlier this month I didn't take my eye cream with me, which has made me realise how much I need it these days. I use a REN one, and it just helps with my under eye circles and helps reduce how puffy my eyes are first thing in the morning.
As you know I am obsessed with nails at the moment, and I can't believe I went for so long without Seche Vite! It is a amazing topcoat and dries nails quickly, which is very handy for me because I am not very patient.
Sugarpills Paperdoll is included in this months favourites because it is such a gorgeous colour and stays on really well. This has been getting me ready for spring, despite the rubbish weather. I do love a good pastel.
My MAC Teddy pencil has probably made a appearance before, but I am still very much into using brown on the waterline rather than black.

I also have to give my Urban Decay Naked Palette and MAC Kissable Lip Colours in Woo Me and Enchantee a honourable mention.
My Naked Palette came back to my parents with me, and got me through two interviews. Its just such a easy palette to pick up and go with, and you can create so many looks with it, day looks, night looks and there are loads of opportunities.
The lip colours I love. The formula is amazing and the colours are so wearable. If I am in doubt over which lip colour to go for I can just pick one of these up and feel safe that it looks OK and goes with the look.

So thats my favourites. A rather quick post but it has been a quick month! So whats everyone else been loving this month?

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday Superstar Product - Foundation

So this weeks superstar product is my beloved foundation, NARS Sheer Glow. My shade is Mont Blanc and I am sadly getting to the end of this bottle, but I will gladly fork out the £29.50 in Space NK to replace it.
But now for the comparison, so here is my face with no make up:
So as you can see in the picture I have some redness across my forehead, and around my nose. I also have a lovely spot scar on my chin and a bit of purple under my eyes. I also have uneven texture and enlarged pores across my cheeks, although you might not be able to tell in this picture.
Now here is the picture with me with my sheer glow on:
So still looking a bit tired, but I think my skin looks a lot more even in texture and colour in this picture. Its done a decent job of covering the scar and the redness around my nose and over my forehead, although I would still use a concealer on these areas. It has also covered my freckles, which regarding on how you see it, can be a positive or a negative.
I got my bottle of sheer glow around October, and use it pretty much daily so I think it has lasted a decent amount of time.
It gives great coverage, I would say around medium but you can definitely build up to full coverage. It also lasts a decent while too, I work 9-11 hour days and make sure I set my foundation and it is still there at the end of the day, well just about.
Despite the amount of coverage it gives it feels really nice on my skin, it is soft to the touch and I don't feel like my skin is being suffocated. It also doesn't have a funny smell, which my last foundation, MAC Studio Fix Fluid had.
I can't really think of any negatives for this product, maybe the price, it is slightly pricey but then I have no problem paying the price for a product that works so well for me and has lasted a good while.
The only thing I can say with this is that if you do decide to purchase this in Space NK, be careful as the lighting in the first store I went to was poor and I could pretty much tell that the colour she matched me to was wrong, so I asked for a sample and was told that they can't sample foundation due to hygiene reasons (bullshit), so I went online and looked at what colour I thought I would be and when I visited another store they matched me to a colour that I thought I was anyway. Good old artificial lighting!

Friday, 25 February 2011

China Glaze NOTD

Just a quick NOTD post. This is China Glaze, Starboard from the Anchors Away collection.
The formula on this is lovely, nice and thick and great after two coats, although I still did three. I also love the colour of this. I'm not normally one for green nails as they don't really suit me but I love this colour!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Lush Mothers Day Products

So seeing as the products are on the lush website, I thought I would share with you what Lush are release for Mothers day: Mums Vanilla Fountain Ballistic - £3.60
Mums Space Girl Ballistic - £3.60

Mums Avobath Ballisitc - £3.60 Happy Mothers Day - All three of the mothers day flower ballistics in a vase made of keep it fluffy ballistic. £18.50

Tiny Hands - Solid hand moisturiser £3.95

There is also a couple of new gifts up but I didn't include them in this post. So what do you think, will you be getting anything? I love the look of tiny hands, I'm always out for something to moisturise my hands, but considering the bath bombs aren't in a limited addition scents I think I will be skipping.
The images are from the lush site.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fail FOTD and New Hair!

So yesterdays FOTD was bit of a fail, but I still wore it to a interview anyway! Because it was a interview FOTD it was heavy on the neutrals.
The reason it failed (as you will see on pics) is that brown lips clearly don't suit me, and the splodgy liner. Hey you can't always be good!

Anyway here is what I used:
Virgin (UD Naked palette)
Naked (UD Naked Palette)
Darkhorse (UD Naked Palette)
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
Make up Forver Smokey Lash Mascara
Illamasqua Brow Cake in Storm

NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc
MAC MSF natural
MAC Blush in Melba

MAC Lipliner in Stone
MAC Kissable Lip Colour in Woo Me

And to finish here is a picture of me with my new hair, after its been washed in all its fluffy goodness.

Monday, 21 February 2011

First attempt at water marbling

So after watching a few tutorials on YouTube on water marbling, I decided to give it a go. I used Essie Angora Cardi, Color Club High Society and China Glaze Below Deck. Here is how it turned out:

First off, oh my gosh I knew my hands where dry but I never realised my cuticle/nail bed where that disgusting!
That aside I am pretty happy with how this turned out. I like my ring finger the best, but I think my pinkie is quite quite too.
My middle finger has a huge dent in it where I got a water bubble and didn't fix it properly.
I also like the colour selection, but I think I chose colours too similar so next time I try it I will use more contrasting colours.

The process itself was really easy, but it was very messy to clean up. I put tape underneath the nail around my finger to make cleaning up a bit easier, but I still got a lot of polish around my fingers, and when trying to remove it I ended up with bruised looking fingers! Will definitely be trying this again!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

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Sundary Superstar Product - Mascara

So I have decided to start a mini series, as I love looking at other peoples. Mine is going to be on a Sunday, if you hadn't guessed! It will be focusing on my essentials, so there will be a lot of photos with me with no make up on (eek!) and then with the product so you can get a full comparison.
So the first product is my mascara. I have been using this mascara for about 2 years now and I love it. I always stock up when I go to America because it is slightly harder to get hold of in the UK. It is Make Up Forever Smokey Lash Mascara.
So here we have my naked lashes:And here we have my lashes after two coats of Smokey Lash:

So I think the first thing that is pretty obvious, is that it is very easy to clump. I generally only do one coat because I find it is enough, but I thought I could show the effects more with two, bit of a mistake really!
It is also pretty costy at £17.04, but these are the only two negatives I can find about this product.
The positives are, that it is a lovely dark colour, it is lengthening and I think it makes my lashes slightly thicker looking aswell.
I didn't curl my lashes for these photos, but if you do it keeps the curl really well.
Another big plus for me is that this mascara doesn't flake. I wear contact lenses so flakey mascara really irritates my eyes. I also have pretty sensitive eyes anyway, so I have to avoid waterproof mascaras at all cost, unless I want stoner eyes. This doesn't leave me with panda eyes after watching the notebook.
Generally a tube of this will last me about 5 months, so not too bad!
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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Models Own/WAH Nail Art Pen

So I feel like I have used my Models Own/WAH nail art pens enough to give them a decent review.
They retail for £6 each and at the moment the only available colours are black and white, but Models Own intend to introduce the whole of their colour range in these pens.
They are designed to have a pen like top, and also a stripper tool when you unscrew the top. Pretty similar to most other nail art pens on the market to be honest.
I will start with the pen tip. This is my favourite part of the pen. Unlike other nail art pens you don't have to press down on the tip to get the polish out. You just squeeze the pen constantly, and when you are done you replace the pin into the head. This has its good points and its bad points, the good being that you don't have to worry about scraping your base colour off, the bad points being that you have to continually squeeze it which can be a effort, and its very easy to squeeze out too much.
So here we have a picture of the pens with the pins in:
And here is a picture of the pen tips and the pin:
So you see the tip is lovely and fine which is great for drawing fine things easily, but as you can see there is a blog of polish at the end and that is with very little pressure which shows how you can easily waste it or mess up your designs.
Putting the pin back in can also be tricky at times because the pen tip is so fine, and I can imagine this product wouldn't work second time around if you didn't replace the pin.
So next up is the striper part of the tool, which in my eyes is very disappointing. I will show you how mine arrived:

So as you can see, the white one is fine. The brush is a decent length, could be a bit thinner but still is fine for doing stripes, but then we get the black one, and oh it bent. Awesome I can totally do straight lines with a bent brush!
I would've sent it back, but the striper part wasn't what I really wanted it for and I didn't have the patience to wait. It was over Christmas I got these as well so there was a lot of snow and I didn't want the hassle of it getting lost.
I have also had a couple of friends use the striper brush and it all the hair completely fell out, so in my eyes, the striper tool needs a lot of work because at the minute it is useless.

The only other thing I can comment on is the quality of the polish. I really like Models Own nail polish, and these are no exception. The white is lovely and opaque, which you need for nail art really, but both of the polishes are nice and thick but without being drippy or runny and the drying time is decent, so the polish itself gets a thumbs up!

Despite the rubbish stripping tool, I do enjoy using the pen part, but at £6 a pop I'm not sure they are completely worth it when I managed to get a load of brushes for less then that. I guess it makes it less fiddly than brushes and with less to clean up but at least with brushes you can use whatever colours you want.
Has anyone else tried the pens? If you have did you have any issues with the stripper?

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sugarpill FOTD

So as soon as I got my Sugarpill products I knew I wanted to use paperdoll to do a cute girly look, so here is how it turned out:

Nars Sheer Glow - Mont Blanc
MAC MSF Natural - Light
MAC Beauty Powder - Oh So Fair

Sugarpill Chroma Lust - Paperdoll
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow - Poison Plum
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow - Taco
MAC Eye Kohl - Fascinating
Illamasqua Precision Ink - Abyss
Make Up Forever Smokey Lash Mascara
Illamasqua Brow Cake - Storm

MAC Lipgloss - Viva Glam Gaga

I love this look but I think the brows are way too strong so I will have to sort that out next time I try it. Also I love how long my lashes look!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Nail Stuff Haul

So for those who don't know, I am visiting my parents at the minute. Where I am at the moment I don't really have anywhere I can have my post delivered to, so when I visit home it often means I have a pile of parcels waiting for me and its like Christmas all over again.
In case you hadn't noticed, I have been a bit obsessed with nails at the moment, so I have a Trans Design haul for you, and a couple of random nail accessory buys off eBay.
I will start off with the Trans Design haul.
For those of you who don't know what trans design is, it is a company where you can get very cheap polish. The best way to get value for money is to order 9 bottles at a time so that you can go for the small flat rate shipping box.
Shipping itself is pretty pricey at $20, which is quite a lot considering the cost of the 9 polishes themselves was $28, but that is still $48 for 9 polishes, which according to google is about £30, so I see it as even with p&p one its about £3.35 for a bottle of nail polish, which is still a lot cheaper then what we can get it for over here. Anyway lets get down to the haul. First up we have the more neutral colours:
From left to right we have, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Color Club Jewel of a Girl, China Glaze Below Deck, Color Club High Society and China Glaze Pelican Grey.
Next up we have the jewel colours:

These are all China Glaze colours, and from left to right we have, Emerald Fitzgerald, Starboard, Hey Sailor and First Mate.
I am very happy with all these colours, and have already tried out a couple of them so expect to say NOTD with them and reviews soon!
Next up are just a couple of little bits that I got off eBay:

So I got the Seche Vite top coat, I think I got this for £6.50 which was the cheapest price I could see on there. Its such a cult product I'm surprised I held out on getting it for so long, but now I have it I love it.
I also got a set of nail art brushes. I was hmmming and ahhhing other whether or not to get these, but 15 brushes for £3.99 with p&p, even if they do break its not like it broke the bank. One of the brushes is actually a dotting tool anyway which I am sure I will get used to, but expect to see a lot of dodgy looking nail art posts coming up!
So there is the end of my hauling. Anyone else enjoying nail polish/art as much as I am or is it just me?

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sugarpill Haul and Swatches

For Black Friday Sugarpill had a (I think it was) 35% off sale. I took full advantage of this offer as Sugarpill is a brand that I had wanted to try for a while, but because of the high cost of shipping on top of products I had always been put off, but sales call to me and I had to take advantage of this one!
I have only just received the package because it went to my parents house, and I have not been to my parents since Christmas.
First off I wanted to say how pleased I am with the customer service. I was worried that it was taking a long time to get to me, so I e mailed Amy and despite not having a order number she was able to find out where my parcel was for me. Also look how cute this is:(Rachel is my mum by the way.) Even if someone else signs every order form, its still pretty cute and makes it feel more personal.
Anyway here is what I got. First we have a picture with them in the packaging, because its too cute not to include!
And now without:

So the products I got where, the Sweetheart Quad, a single eyeshadow in Poison Plum, and Chroma Lust Loose Eyeshadows in Birthday Girl, Paperdoll and Goldilux.
Not lets have some swatches, these are the pressed powders:

The top row is with primer underneath, the bottom row is without anything on. From left to right we have, Tako, Poison Plum, Dollipop, Afterparty and Midori.
As you can see the shadows are pretty bright by themselves, but with a primer underneath they are even brighter.
After swatching the shadows, the shadows with the primer underneath lasted for over 8 hours, I had to scrub my hands at the end of the night to get them off. Without a primer they lasted just as long, but had faded a fair bit.
They shadows are very pigmented and soft, but not as buttery as some shadows are. Although to be honest I have not come across a bright shadow that is buttery in texture like neutrals can be.
Next up is the Chroma Lusts:
The swatches on the top row are mixed with water, the ones on bottom are without. From left to right we have Birthday Girl, Golidlux and Paperdoll.
When the pigments are applied dry they are a lot more pastel, but have a lot of shimmer in them, where as when they are mixed with water they loose a bit of the shimmer and become deeper in colour and have a more metallic colour.
The pigments didn't last as long as the shadows, but still lasted fairly long, and the glitter didn't fall out all over the place.
My favourite from these by far was Paperdoll, it is gorgeous and today I did a girly look using that and Poison Plum for a lovely girly look.
I am very happy with all my purchases. The colours are lovely and the quality of the products is brilliant. Oh and I also was sent a sample of Weekender Losse Shadow as well, but I have yet to try it out.
So has anyone else from the UK splurged on Sugarpill? See anything you like here? Oh and sorry for the long post!

Monday, 14 February 2011


Considering its Valentines day, I think it is the only acceptable time to do a post about a bed.
So at Christmas I got the most gorgeous bed set from my nan. It wasn't cheap, but when I saw it on my bed at my parents house waiting for me, I couldn't wait to get into it!
Now this post is mainly to show the gorgeous bedding, but it also has a purpose to remind us all that we all need our beauty sleep!
Ideally I like 8 hours sleep a night, I can live on 7, and on my days off if I have been doing 45 hour weeks I have been known to sleep for 10 hours.
We all spend lots of money on skin care, but sleep is just as essential as we all know its when our body repairs itself.
I also love spending quality time with my boyfriend in bed before going to sleep. We always make sure to watch a programme (at the moment community) and have a cuddle before we go to sleep as it is one of the only times of the day where we actually get to see each other.
Anyway, with out further ado, here is the beautiful bedding:

The bedding is from a brand called Pip Studio and can be found in John Lewis or on their website
I hope everyone gets a early night tonight, for sleep or other stuff!

Friday, 11 February 2011

I'm going home! And NOTD

It is very early on a Saturday morning as I start work at 8am today. None of that matters though because I get to go visit my parents for 9 days!
Me and my mum will be getting our hair done and going to Covent Garden and I will get to see my old work friends on my way home after work tonight and lets not forget about all the parcels waiting for me! Hopefully a Trans Design order, some Sugarpill and some ebay purchases!
So a very excited and happy me today!
To keep this beauty related, here is a NOTD, because I am a bit too obsessed with them at the moment.

So from left to right starting with the thumb we have:
Barry M - Berry Ice Cream
Models Own - Dove Grey
China Glaze - Something Sweet
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Models Own - Utopia
And the polka dots where done using my Models Own nail art pen. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Small Boots Haul

So I wanted a couple of things from boots, but when I get there I discover a £20 gift card in my purse! I was quite pleased because there was some more bits that I wanted to get. Its silly how much this small haul excites me, but its pretty much all inspired by beauty blogs so I'm hoping it all lives up to the hype! Here is what I got:

First up we have Oilatum. This has been recommended by Pixiwoo which is the main reason I got it. I have also ran out of my Eve Lom products so it was good timing. This is supposed to be quite a heavy cream, which is good for me because since I changed contraception my skin has been very dry, so lets see if this works!
Next up is a Barry M fine glitter dust. It is in number 15. It is just a white with lots of gold glitter in it. I got this so that I can recreate Xsparkages latest tutorial (the white swan). If you haven't checked out the tutorial I would really recommend it!
Then we have the Barry M Nail Effects. This has been sold out for soooo long that I had given up hope on it, but when I popped into Boots and they had it I know I had to snap it up. For those who don't know, it is one of those crackle polishes that shrink when you put it on top of another colour.
The last thing I got was a white nail polish. This is from 17 and is called Mini Skirt. I wanted a white polish to do my valentines day manicure. I would've got one from Barry M but they didn't have any on the stand so I settled for this one. Lets hope its not thin and streaky!
So that's the end of my haul. I can't wait to try it all out. Any of the latest 'must haves' tempting you?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Love/Hate Nails

So here we have my second attempt at nail art (please excuse the very messy cuticles) :

Despite how messy and wonky they are, I still love them! It's so nice to have something a little bit different at work where I am only allowed to wear black.
For the base I used Models Own Utopia, I had to do 3 coats because it went a tiny bit streaky. For the writing and the black heart I used my Models Own/Wah nail art pen and for the red heart I used my OPI Off With Her Red.
It's stupid how excited about nail art I am at the minute, I'm thinking about my valentines day manicure already!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Eve Lom Review Part 2

So lets get straight into it. First up we have the Rescue Mask. This was the only product that I actually disliked. The mask itself was OK, your basic clay mask that you can feel tingle. The thing I had a problem with was that when I was squeezing the mask out of the tube, a lot of water spurted out all over my clothes. The water also looked like sewage which made me feel a bit sick, I don't really want to be putting some separated weird thing on my face so I was turned off the mask from the start.
I also didn't see any beneficial results from the mask. My pores where the same, my skin felt as smooth as normal and I wasn't suddenly radiant. I have used this mask 3 times and just haven't been impressed.
The price tag on this is huge as well, for something that doesn't give the results I am after so I am afraid this only gets 1/5.
The last thing I have to review is the hand cream. I am afraid I don't have a picture for it.
The hand cream was my favourite product by far. I use a lot of water at work and have to constantly scrub at things, that on top of my eczema patches I get around my knuckles means that my hands are often dry, red and very sore.
This hand cream really helped sooth my hands, and a little went a very long way. It also sunk in incredibly fast. It didn't leave my hands shiny looking and I could use the keyboard without leaving finger marks all over it.
The cream smells a bit like Pritt Stick, but my hands are pretty far away from the end of my nose so I don't mind so much.
It is a expensive hand cream, a tube retails for around £20, but its worked better for me then my more expensive Bliss hand cream, and works a lot better then any of the cheaper hand creams I have tried. I think when you have any skin irritation you are willing to pay more though.
This product gets a well deserved 5/5.
So there is my opinion on Eve Lom. Although I enjoyed the moisturisers I won't be repurchasing them. I feel like the grass is greener on the other side.
I want to try the Oilatum cream that Pixiwoo have been raving about, and I also want to try out the Origins Vitazing that seems to be popular right now. Failing that I will just go back to Dermalogica.
Any other skincare brands I should be trying? Anyone had any luck with the brands I have mentioned?

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Eve Lom Travel Refill Set Review

So a while ago I had enough Ncentive points to get £10 off at SpaceNK. I also wanted to try out some new skin care products so I went for the Eve Lom Travel set. The travel set comes with a muslin cloth, the TLC Cream, Moisturiser + SPF, Rescue Mask, Cleanser and Hand Cream. The set was £42 full price, which is a fair bit considering its designed to be a travel kit. Having said that I am on about week 6 of using this and I still have a bit of product left, so a little goes a long way. Anyway I am going to review the individual products so you can see what I think of them, so lets get started!

First up we have the Cleanser. As you may be able to see by the picture, it is like a oil based cleanser, but the texture is slightly grainy as well. The cleanser is designed to be used with the muslin cloth, so the grainy texture of the cleanser combined with the scrub of the cloth means that you get quite a bit of exfoliation!
Despite the fact that it is oily, you don't feel like any of it is left behind after on your skin so I think even oily skinned ladies could get away with using this.
Although this is a nice product and my skin was clean, I still got the odd occasional spot, and to be honest this product is pretty average. I was going to give this product 3/5, but then I saw the price tag, which I think is a bit too high for a average cleanser so I am going to give this product 2/5.

Next up we have the TLC Cream. This is a moisturiser that is designed to be used at night.
It is designed for more mature skin to keep it supple and rehydrate, but I think prevention is the best cure so I used it anyway.
The cream is very very thick, and I had to warm it up a little between my fingertips to be able to spread it properly. Despite how thick it is, it's not particularly greasy, and although I had a little shine to my face after applying it, I didn't look like a chip pan which is always good.
The product doesn't have any fragrance, if it does it is too faint for my to pick up. When I wake up the morning after using this product my skin does look quite radiant, and feels lovely and soft.
Whilst this product once again has a very big price tag, I feel like it deserves it a bit more. Still I am only going to give this product 3/5 because I feel like you can get better for cheaper. If you have the spare cash though go for it!

So now we have the Moisturiser + SPF 15. This was my second favourite product from the set.
I used this in the morning, obviously because you don't need a SPF when you are sleeping.
It is slightly fragranced, I would say of lavender, but it isn't offensive and doesn't last on the face.
I love the fact that this moisturiser has a SPF in it because protecting yourself against the sun helps in the long run with avoiding aging. Most foundations these days have SPF in them, but unfortunately the one I use doesn't, and I don't wear foundation every day so its handy to have it in the moisturiser.
I also love how quickly this product sinks in. It also has a matte finish, which I think is important for a day time moisturiser as I don't have to wait around for ages before I can put on my make up. This product gets a well deserves 4/5.

And it is here that my camera decided to run out of battery, plus this post is getting a bit long so I will review the Rescue Mask and Hand Cream tomorrow.
But what are we thinking so far? Have you tried out Eve Lom products before? Worth the price tag?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Small Peacocky Haul

When I first saw the promo pictures for this collection there was quite a few things I wanted to get. I also wanted at least four of the Kissable Lip colours, but when I saw the price (£16!) I had to rethink what I was going to get. In the end I plumped for two of the Kissable Lip colours, so here is what I got : The colour on top in Enchantee, and the colour on the bottom in Woo Me. Sorry about the shadow over Woo Me, the lighter part is the more accurate colour! I love both of these colours, I was slightly worried about Enchantee because I have so many baby pink colours like this, I felt bad for getting another one, but luckily it is quite different to the ones I own so I feel less guilty now!
Here is a picture of my lips with just some clear lip balm on:
Now with Enchantee:
And Woo Me:

Both colours are very wearable, which I like a lot, when I'm spending £16 on a lip product I want to be able to use it a lot and not have to wait for a special day.
Woo Me is my favourite, its just makes my lips look better then they are. Its a very natural colour and also something very different to what I own. The closest colour I have to this is Hug Me.
As for the Kissable Lip formula, I love it! I really wish I could afford to get the coral colour I was after. These have a slight glossy shine to them, but they have none of the stickiness that you get with lipgloss. There is also none of the hair getting stuck to your lips type thing. They feel like a balm on your lips and do not dry them out like some lipsticks can. They also have the typical MAC vanilla fragrance. I find it slightly stronger in this formula then I do in their lipsticks and gloss.
Overall I am very happy with what I got. I love the formula and I also think the colours I got where good choices. I know that there was only 5 more Woo Me's left at my MAC counter, apparently some stands only got a small shipment so I wouldn't leave it too late if you wanted to get some bits.
I also love the look of the eyeshadows, and when I swatched them they where amazingly pigmented. The only downside to this is the price of the collection. Although I'm sure if I had more money the price wouldn't have stopped me.
Did you get anything from this collection? What do you think of the new formulas?

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

January Favourites

So what with it being the 1st of February, its time for that classic post, my monthly favourites!So first off is my Inglot 10 pan custom palette. I have bee experimenting with bright colours, as you probably know, so this palette is all I need to create loads of different looks. The shadows are pigmented and buttery, and they don't crease either. The only downside to this palette is that you sometimes get a bit of fallout, but more on the palette then on the brush if that makes and sense, but for £35 for a full palette, I'm not going to complain.
Next we have my Illamasqua precision ink. I got this a while ago, but found it quite difficult to use. The tip is a lot harder than the ones I tend to use, in fact it has no give in it so it took me a while to get used to it. Well now I am used to it, and I'm so impressed! Its a lovely rich glossy black and it stays put all day, despite the fact that I rub my eyes a lot.
I have been reaching for my MAC MSF in petticoat a lot recently. It gives me a lovely glow and is a very pretty colour. I can actually get away with using it as a blusher, where as other MSF's can sometimes make me look like a disco ball.
And last but not least, my Illamasqua blending brush. This is probably my most expensive brush, but I do love it. It blends so much better then any of my Sigma ones can, the brush is very soft and it washes so well. Like all other Illamasqua brushes, it is synthetic, meaning that it is completely cruelty free. The only downside to synthetic brushes is that they take slightly longer to dry, but that doesn't bother me!

So that's what I have been loving this month. I can't wait to hopefully see more posts like this one!