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MY MAC LIPSTICK COLLECTION

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Hi everyone! I’ve been wanting to do my MAC lipstick collection for a while and I think now is the time because although it’s not huge, I’m happy with the collection I have.

If you know me, then you’ll know I’m kind of obsessed with MAC lipsticks, I just love their formula and smell and I think they’re pretty amazing! 

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1. Cyber
I love this deep purple colour, it’s quite vampy and I think it’s really cool. The only thing I don’t like is because it’s dark, it can be quite patchy on the lips. I find pairing this with MAC’s Nightmoth lip liner makes it last so much longer.

2. Goddess Of The Sea
This lipstick was part of the Alluring Aquatic Collection and it so pretty. It’s kind of  a purple/berry colour and has a cremesheen finish. I don’t really wear this colour much because I feel like it doesn’t suit my skin tone, however it’s still a really lovely colour. Plus the packaging is amazing!

3. Rebel
I completely forgot I had this lipstick! It’s a pinky/berry colour and has a satin finish. I think this is such a pretty colour for summer because it’s quite bright and bold.

4. Film Noir
This is probably my favourite dark lipstick that I own, I love it! I wear this with MAC’s Chestnut lip liner and it looks so lovely and vampy. It’s a brown with red undertones and has a satin finish. 

5. Viva Glam III
I really love this lipstick, it’s a really nice browny/plum colour. As it has a matte finish, it lasts quite a long time on your lips, which is great! I went through a faze not that long ago where I would only wear this lipstick, it’s so lovely! I also love that the proceeds is given to the MAC Aids Fund and goes towards helping women, men and kids affected by HIV and  AIDS.

6. Ruby Woo
This is your typical red lipstick, with blue undertones. I love this lipstick because it’s a matte and lasts for ages!

7. Riri Woo
This lipstick was from the Riri Hearts MAC Collection and is so similar to Ruby Woo. I find this is a lot more drying on the lips though and needs reapplying more. I love this packaging too, it’s really fun and girly.

lipstick swatches - nudes8. Creme D’Nude
When I first got this lipstick I would wear it all the time, but now I feel like it washes me out, and doesn’t really suit me too well. I still use it, but as a highlight in the middle of my lips.

9. Free As A Butterfly
I was pretty disappointed with this lip colour at first, but now I’ve started wearing it on days when I can’t be bothered to use lip liner and I love it. It’s from the Cinderella Collection and has the cutest packaging! I love how sheer it is, and the peachy undertone it has, I think it’s so pretty!

10. Pretty Please
This was the first ever MAC lipstick I bought and I think it’s so pretty and sheer. It’s described as a pale pink pearl, and I would have to agree. It’s quite shimmery when applied to the lips which by itself I don’t like, however applied over a darker lip liner, it looks really nice.

11. Syrup
I really like this colour, it’s quite a cloudy pink and has a lustre finish. I think it would be a really lovely summer colour because it’s not too in your face and can be quite sheer.

12. Brave
This is one of my all time favourite nude lipsticks! Paired with MAC’s Soar lip liner it gives you that kind of 90’s lip colour, and it looks so lovely! It’s pinky/beige and has a satin finish. This is definitely one of my go-to lipsticks!

13. Velvet Teddy
Like Brave, this is another one of my favourite nude colours. It’s a deep-toned beige and has a matte finish. I love that it has matte finish because it lasts a really long time on your lips. I love wearing this with Urban Decay’s Liar lip liner, they look so nice together.

14. Twig
I haven’t had this lipstick that long, but I absolutely love it! It’s a muted browny/pink and has a satin finish. This is a lovely everyday lipstick because it’s quite simple, yet is a really nice colour.

15. Verve
Like Twig, I haven’t had this lipstick that long. It’s a really lovely muted brown/plum and has a satin finish. I also like to pair this with Urban Decay’s Liar and I think they look so pretty together. Definitely one of my favourite lip colours!

I hope you like this post! Let me know what your favourite MAC lipstick is in the comments as I’m always on the lookout for a new one :)

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APRIL FAVOURITES

favourites editHi everyone, today I really wanted to do my monthly favourites for you because I haven’t yet done one and it really excites me talking about products I love! This was pretty hard for me to only pick a few cause there’s been so many things I’ve been loving in April, but I managed :)

favourites2 editMAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
I’ve had this MSF for absolutely ages and was never too fussed about it until recently. I always thought it was too sheer because I quite like a strong highlight, but now I absolutely love it! I apply it over the top of the Bobbi Brown highlight in Pink Glow and it looks so so pretty. 

MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
I had wanted this lipstick for such a long time and whenever I’ve visited to my nearest MAC counters it’s always been sold out, which was so frustrating. I was lucky enough to get it recently and I am absolutely in love with it. It has a ‘your lips but better’ effect, and since it has a matte finish, it lasts quite a long time on the lips. It’s such a pretty colour and I’ve been loving it a lot!

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Nip+Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Serum
If you read one of my recent posts on Nip+Fab products, then you’ll know that I love this serum. It smells amazing and since I have dry skin, it always leaves it feeling amazing and hydrated. I’ve found that it’s really helped keep my skin clear too, which is fab! 

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray
I won a competition recently and got sent a ton of goodies from Makeup Revolution, including this fixing spray. As it’s been quite warm recently, I’ve been getting quite oily so I decided to try this and I absolutely love it! It literally only takes about 10 seconds to work, which is fab. To buy, this is only £5, which I think is absolutely amazing, so worth the money!

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Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
This is another product I don’t think I’ll ever stop loving, it has such good coverage and is so good at highlighting under my eyes, definitely my favourite drugstore concealer. For only £4.19, it’s incredible! 

LiLash Eyelash Serum
I’ve been using this eyelash serum every night for about 9 weeks now and omg it’s so so good, I can already see a huge difference! Before my eyelashes were really annoying, they were so short and whenever I applied mascara would always look thick and clumpy and never long, yet now when I apply it they separate really well and look so long, I’m so obsessed with it! If your eyelashes are short and annoy you, then I would definitely recommend you try this out!

favourites6 editMakeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette
I have been using this palette so much recently, the shadows are so pigmented and so blendable, I absolutely love it! My favourite shade to wear daily in the crease is the mauve/purple colour next to the blue, it looks so pretty! I definitely recommend it!

favourites7 editMakeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette in Medium to Dark
So far I’ve only been using the arch enhancing cream and the highlight, but I really love them. I find they really help to define my brows and leaves them looking so nice and quite strong. I’m dying to use the other things in the palette, it’s so lovely!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite product was throughout April :)

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MAC Eyeshadows

eyeshadow editHi everyone! I popped into MAC the other day and picked up a couple of eyeshadows, so I thought why not show you them :) 

If you know me, then you’ll know i’m obsessed with eyeshadow! Every time I go into MAC I just turn into the heart eye emoji, all the colours are absolutely incredible! Even if I have no intention on buying anything, I can’t help myself, I always seem to come away with something because it’s too pretty to leave behind.

For ages I’ve wanted Creep by Illamasqua, which is a very gorgeous pale matte lavender, however every time I’ve gone to purchase it it’s always been sold out, which is so annoying. So when I was in MAC, I tried to find something pretty similar, which was actually quite hard. In the end I chose Beautiful Iris and Satellite Dreams and I’m so so pleased I did!
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Beautiful Iris was the first shadow I picked up. It’s a cool lavender with pink shimmer and has a veluxe pearl finish. It is so gorgeous! I use this shadow as an inner corner highlight most of the time because it really brightens my eyes and makes them look  more awake. I have also used this on the centre of my lid, which also looks pretty because it catches the light really well.

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 Satellite Dreams was the second shadow I picked up. It’s kind of plum/violet with shimmer. Like Beautiful Iris, this shadow also has a deluxe pearl finish, which I absolutely love! I tend to wear this on my lower lash line and in the outer corners because when it’s built up, it’s goes quite dark, which I really like. Blended together with Beautiful Iris is looks absolutely gorgeous, it reflects the light so well.

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eyeshadow swatch editLet me know in the comments if you would wear these and what you’re favourite eyeshadow is :)

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MAC Cinderella ♡

Hi everyone, so today I have a really exciting post for you! As you’ll all probably know, MAC collaborated with Disney to come up with the very gorgeous Cinderella Collection, inspired by the new Cinderella movie, which will be released very soon. Being a huge Disney and MAC fan this was soo exciting for me, I knew I needed to get something!

When the collection release online last week, I was lucky enough to pick up a lipstick and powder, although I did really want the palette ): However I’m just happy I managed to actually get something before it all sold out.

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MAC CINDERELLA EDIT4Personally, I think the pearlised light blue packaging with the gold is absolutely stunning and fits the Cinderella theme perfectly. I know some people have compared it to something you’d buy for a child, but I disagree, I really like it! I definitely feel like Cinderella herself would approve haha.

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Coupe D’Chic Iridescent Pressed Powder – £23

I’m kind of disappointed with this pressed powder, it’s a light peachy gold colour with gold shimmer, and is so beautiful in the pan! However when I apply it to my cheek bones, it hardly shows up, which is kind of annoying. It’s kind of like a very, very subtle highlighter. The main problem I have with this is it needs building up quilt a lot to get a good colour pay off simply because it’s so sheer. It is very pretty though once it’s been built up.

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I originally wanted the Royal Ball lipstick, but it was sold out so I went for this one and i’m so pleased I did. It’s described as a semi-sheer golden nude, and is so so pretty. I tend to stick with more brown based nudes, however I think this would look lovely over the top of a mauve lip pencil, just to darken it up a bit.

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MAC CINDERELLA EDIT17As you can see in the swatches, with only 2 strokes Free As A Butterfly is so pretty. For Coupe D’Chic, I used  about 6 strokes to get that finish and it’s still hardly visible. I would say that it’s best for lighter skin colours, simply because it is so sheer.

If you’ve tried any of the other Cinderella products let me know in the comments what you think of them, and if you haven’t let me know what you’d like to try (:

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March Beauty Wishlist

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Hi everyone, hope you’re well! I know I’ve slacked a bit when it comes to my monthly beauty wishlist having only posted one, however I’m back today with my March Beauty Wishlist and check me, I’m even a bit early haha.

1. Benefit Puff Off eye gel
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 recently tested this eye product at my local Benefit counter and instantly wanted to buy it. I love how it has a little bit on the end that looks like an iron, it’s so cute haha.

2.  Benefit IT’S POTENT eye cream
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‘ve had the mini version of this for a while and I absolutely love it! It helps my concealer stay put and really soothes my under eye area. Really want to purchase the full size pot.

3. MAC Cinderella palette
As soon as I heard MAC were collaborating with Cinderella I knew it would be something special. When I saw the palette I instantly fell in love! I know that almost all of the shadows are permanent at MAC, however I find the way they’re paired in this palette makes them more attractive. Also the packaging is to die for! I’m dying to get my hands on the this little beauty when it’s released!

4.  Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette
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‘ve seen so many good reviews of this product and I think it looks so beautiful! The only thing that’s stopping me from buying it is that it’s pretty pricey, however I think that’s going to change pretty soon.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills PRO Series Contour Kit
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‘ve had my eye on this product for absolutely ages now and it’s always sold out whenever I try to buy it, which sucks! I have such high expectations for this kit because I’ve seen many good reviews and I use the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, which is insane!

If any of you beautiful people have tried any of these products let me know in the comments (: 

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Review – Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection


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Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day! So recently I managed to pick up a couple of brushes from the new Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection and thought I’d do a little review for you.

When I first saw this collection I knew I wanted the 301 Flat Contour and an eye brush, so I went for the 201 Pointed Crease. First thing’s first, these brushes are soo lovely to look at! The rose gold and silver handles make them look luxurious and classy. Another thing that I think is really clever about these brushes is the tapered handles, this was really well thought out because this stops the brush from rolling around, which can get really annoying.
Although these brushes are quite pricey, I think they are definitely worth it, you can tell they’re really good quality and have been really well made. I’ll definitely be purchasing a couple more.

301 Flat Contour – £22
I think this is my favourite brush out of the two, I love how dense and soft it is! I used to love contouring before, but now I love it even more. I find this brush really helps to define my cheekbones more, and does it more precisely. I think this brush would as work great with cream products as well as powder, because it is so dense so it blends perfectly.

201 Pointed Crease – £12
I really like this brush for applying shadow in my crease because it’s a perfect shape and fit. It applies my eye shadow really nicely, and doesn’t leave any harsh lines. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that the bristles are quite sharp, so when I put my shadow on it scratches my skin a bit, which is kind of annoying. However this won’t stop me from using it because I generally do like it.

If you would recommend any of the others please let me know in the comments (:

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What’s In My Everyday Makeup Bag?

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Hi everyone! Recently I sorted my makeup bag out and thought I’d show you what’s inside. I’m currently using the large Ted Baker Finlay makeup bag that I got for Christmas a few year ago. I really like this because it has quite a lot of room inside so it fits a lot in. Another thing I like about it is that it’s made of pvc, so it’s really easy to clean. If you’re clumsy like me then that’s great!
Right lets start, these are my favourite products I use everyday!

On my face I use:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade
Nars Copacabana Illuminator Nars Laguna Bronzer

On my eyes/brows I use:
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara
Black
Maybelline Big Eyes Eyeliner
MAC Brow Set in Clear
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate

On my lips I use:
EOS Blueberry and Acai Lip Balm
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Champagne Toast
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown

If anyone knows of any other good products please let me know in the comments (:

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