Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Essence Make Up Haul

My first foray into Essence cosmetics was a pretty successful one, and since this haul I've been back to my local Wilkinsons a good few times! I won't go into too much detail, but everything pictured ranged from 99p to around £3.50 - pretty bargainous! 

Everything I've tried so far has been, for the price, amazing quality! The only product that was disappointing was the All About Matt! primer, which 'balled up' on the skin if I rubbed it in too much! The nail polish was nothing to write home about in terms of lasting power, but the colours they have are gorgeous! The lipsticks are amazing and come in a wide range of shades, and for 99p the purple sharpener was a funky replacement for my old one. The Blush Up! in 10 Heatwave is a stunning ombre blush that ranges from orange coral to bright magenta pink - go lightly with this one! Finally the powder and blush brushes are great quality and a handy mini size - perfect for popping in my make up bag. 

Overall I'm really impressed with the Essence brand, and I'm so glad we have it now in the UK! It's available in pretty much every Wilkinsons store across the country.

Fiona xox

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

BLOG SALE | July 2014

Welcome to my blog sale!
UK Only! PayPal only!
Postage will be £2.50 plus 25p for every extra item purchased. Postage will be priced separately for larger items. All items will be posted Royal Mail 2nd Class.
Please contact me via the comments or via twitter @beautyfiend_
Let me know which items you would like and leave your Paypal address so I can invoice you! If payment is not received within 24 hours your items will go back up for sale!

Finally, thank you and I hope you see something you like! 

 Soap & Glory Powder Trip Palette (limited edition for Xmas 2013), lightly used - £12.00 including P&P

Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial, brand new - £4.00
Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar, used 3-4x - £2.00
L'Oreal Caresse Gloss Stain in Lolita, used 2x - £3.00
L'oreal Caresse Gloss Stain in Milady, used 2x - £3.00
Too Faced Color Bomb! in Bee Sting (LE), used 3-4x - £6.00

 Rodial Glam Balm, brand new - £5.00
Lush Whip Stick Lip Balm, brand new - £2.00

 Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy, only swatched - £10.00 (RRP £21.50).
Sigma Creme De Couture Blusher in Blackberry Essence, lightly used - £4.00
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter, lightly used - £1.50

Fashionista Eyeshadow in Bella, lightly used - £2.00
Fashionista Eyeshadow in Bewitched, lightly used - £2.00
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Can Can, very lightly used - £4.00

Sunday, 20 July 2014

MAC | Kelly Osbourne Collection

MAC Kelly Osbourne Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum - £15.50
MAC Kelly Osbourne Skinfinish in Jolly Good - £24.00

I simply couldn't resist the MAC Kelly Osbourne collection, I love everything about Miss O's style, and I'm an even bigger fan of her Dad's music! The lilac packaging is simply gorgeous, it has an almost silver sheen to it with Kelly's signature in red embossed on it (her mum Sharon's collection is red packaging with a lilac signature - perfect!). 

The mineralize skinfinish in Jolly Good is a baked duo of a light golden bronze sheen and a lighter pink shimmer that mix together to make a darker pink shimmer. To be honest, I'm not too sure what to use this for - it's too glittery for an all over face powder, a little too dark for a highlighter but too light for a blush. I've used it a few times as a blush topper which works nicely, and on darker skin tones I'm sure it would be a lovely highlighter. I'm sure I'll find a way to make it work eventually! 

The lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum is a very bright candy pink, and obviously very similar to Candy Yum-Yum, which I don't own. It's very bold on me, but I've only tried it without make up on so I'm sure I'll love it when I do. It's not going anywhere anyway! The finish is Satin and it applies beautifully.

I'm so in love with this collection, I even picked up the blusher in Cheeky Bugger in a blog sale and might eve pick up the lilac lipstick in Dodgy Girl, which is still available on the MAC website.

Fiona xox

Thursday, 3 July 2014

MAC | Alluring Aquatic Haul

MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Blusher in Seduced At Sea 
MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipsticks in Goddess Of The Sea and Enchanted One

I'm a little late in showing you my Alluring Aquatic haul, so I'll keep it short and sweet! As you know, MAC released this collection last month and no one could resist the amazing packaging. Both the boxes and the outer packaging of the products are an aqua chrome with 3D waterdrops! Not printed waterdrops - you can actually feel these when you run your fingers along the packaging. It's just beautiful. 

The extra dimension blusher in Seduced At Sea is described as a plum colour, to me its a very ruddy nude colour! Its not my absolute favourite blush shade, but the extra dimension formula is so smooth and creamy for a powder blush - MAC are bang on when they say its almost gel like. 

I love both the lipsticks - Goddess of The Sea is a plummy purple shade with a cremesheen finish. It's nothing like any of the other MAC purples I own and somehow a bit more wearable! Enchanted One is a peachy nude with a matte finish and I've seen it compared on other blogs to Kinda Sexy. 

It's the Alluring Aquatic packaging that I think most people have fallen in love with - MAC had better keep this standard up for future collections! 

Fiona xox

Monday, 9 June 2014

MAC | Flat Out Fabulous

MAC Flat Out Fabulous - £15.00

MAC Flat Out Fabulous is the latest edition to my MAC lipstick collection, and I love it! It's one of their new retro matte formulas, it really stays put without being too drying. It's now part of the permanent range so you can buy it online and at MAC stores/counters.

The colour is, well, fabulous! It's a matte version of the amplified lipstick Girl About Town, a really nice magenta pink with what I can only describe as purple undertones. If you like a matte pink lip without going super bright or neon, then Flat Out Fabulous is definitely worth a shout. 

Fiona xox

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