Friday, 30 November 2012

Wet n' Wild | 8 Colour Eyeshadow Palettes.

Hello again lovelies! After the summer, lots of lovely bloggers were showing off their hauls from America. And I was jealous, really jealous! So I couldn't resist, and purchased three of the Wet n' Wild 8 colour eyeshadow palettes from Ebay.

l-r: petal pusher, comfort zone, blue had me at hello.
These aren't available here in the UK, but you can find them online! I got three palettes, Petal Pusher with pink and purple shades, Comfort Zone with neutral and green shades, and Blue Had Me At Hello, with blues and silvers. In the US they retail at $5.00 each I think, and I paid just over £20.00 including postage and packaging.

Comfort Zone: This is the neutral palette out of the three I bought. It has a nice range of creams, bronzes, beiges and greens, and an interesting colour that's a dupe of MAC's 'Club' eyeshadow. 

Petal Pusher: This is the pink and purples palette. It has lilacs, purples and some burgundy shades. It has a really good dupe for 'Tainted' (a lilac with golden shimmer) from Urban Decay's 15th Anniversary Palette. 

Blue Had Me At Hello: Unfortunately this palette smashed a little on the way over, but only a tiny bit so I'm not too bothered. This palette has a great mix of blues, silvers and black eyeshadows. It has dupes for Urban Decay's 'Deep End' (the gorgeous teal), and 'Evidence' (the denim blue colour), also from the 15th Anniversary palette.

These shadows are really creamy and pigmented. I love that they're printed with 'browbone', 'eyelid', 'crease' and 'definer', giving you an ideas for how to use the shadows! I think for being 'drugstore' products in the US, they're really high quality. I'll definitely get a lot of use from Comfort Zone, as I love a neutral eye.

I'd really recommend these for anyone who can get a hold of them. For the price, they're fantastic quality. If I ever get to go to America, I'll definitely be buying more.

I'm actually on an eyeshadow spending ban right now, I own far far too many eyeshadow palettes and I'll never get through them unless I stop buying them! But I'll be back with hauls of other products, favourites and plenty of other posts! Bye for now,

Fiona xox

Thursday, 29 November 2012

NYC | Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms

Hello all, sorry for the long gap between posts, yet again! I've been so busy with Bailey and Uni stuff I've barely had time to sit down and think, never mind write anything! But I've got a few things lined up, and today I'm going to show y'all the new Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm's from NYC:

They come in these simple but cute red shimmery tubes, with a clear lid, so you can see whats inside. Theres a definite 'Revlon lip butter' influence going on, but its really a different animal.

I got two shades, Blushing Golden and Caramel Apple:

Blushing Golden, Caramel Apple.
They have a really lovely balm centre shaped like an apple! So cute. They have a mouthwatering fresh apple scent, and 'd say they're also quite moisturising.

Caramel Apple is a lovely nude shimmer, it really just comes off on the lips as shimmer. Blushing Golden isn't as nice, it gives your lips that horrible frosted look if you over apply, so beware! I wish I had bought one of the pink or red shades instead.

These retail at £2.49 each, bargain! They're available from Superdrug and are currently on 3for2! I definitely think I'll be going back for some of the other shades.

Friday, 16 November 2012

MAC Perfectly Plush | Mineralize Brush Set

Hello lovlies! I finally purchased something from the MAC Holiday 2012 collection after oohing and ahhing since its release. Debenhams were offering 10% off all beauty and fragrance, so I indulged in the MAC Perfectly Plush Mineralize Brush Set - £35.50 (normally £39.50).

The set comes in a lovely leopard print box, emblazoned with a bow. I think this is a really lovely touch from MAC, and its much nicer than their normal black boxes. It contains 4 mineralize brushes and a case.

The case that comes in the set is gorgeous, oval shaped with leopard print plastic on the outside, with the peach silk showing through.

The inside of the case is fab too. One side has a pouch for your brushes, and the other has a compartment with a popper to keep it closed. Handy for storing other products!
The four brushes are mini, but fantastic. They're all soft, and include the 187SE which could be used for foundation on powder products; the 130SE which I love and could be amazing for cream contour and highlighting, the 282SE a flat brush which could be used for shadow or concealer, and the 286SE which I'll use for blending and adding colour to the crease.
I'm so pleased with this set, it is expensive, but when you think that a normal 187 brush costs £32.50 on its on, you are getting a bit of a bargain. These are my first MAC brushes and I think they're a good starter set for dipping your toes in!

And they called it puppy love.

Hello everyone! I can only apologise for not posting as often as I was. But, I have a really good reason! This little guy:

This is Bailey! He's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and we got him last week! He's 8 weeks old, and absolutely the best thing thats ever happened to me.

We've had a few hiccups, but otherwise he's been the perfect puppy, so well behaved.

So thats why I've been distracted, I hope you can forgive me! I'm sure I'll have lots more posts soon, both beauty and Bailey related.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

October Empties

Hello everyone! Just a quick posts to show you my empties from last month, sorry I've left it a bit late!

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Intensive Mask: £2.50-£4.99 - This is a great hair mask if you're looking for something cheap and cheerful. ASDA usually have it on offer for £2.50.
LUSH Mask Of Magnaminty: £8.75 for 315g - This is one of the Lush face masks that last way longer than two weeks. I found it really refreshing, and actually since I've stopped using it my skin has broken out a bit, so I think I'll need to be restocking!
John Frieda Frizz Ease Hairspray: £2.99 - If you've got curly frizzy hair like me, this hairspray is great! I've only got the mini version but they do a larger size as well.
ELF Daily Brush Cleanser: £3.75 - I did love this product, but now ELF seem to think its ok to sell half the amount of product for the same price as their old bigger bottles. Will be switching to MAC's brush cleanser as its better value for money.
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Shower Gel, Watermelon & Eucalyptis- I got this for free when I joined the Body Shop members club. It was nice, but nothing special.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara: £5.99 - I hated this. The formula was far too wet and the brush was far too big! It might work for you, but for me personally it was rubbish.
MAC Lipstick in Sweetie: £14.00 - This was a lovely shimmer baby pink. I don't think I would repurchase it because I never wore it and it took soooooooo long to use up, but if you like lipsticks with shimmer I think you'll really like Sweetie. 

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Stila All Over Shimmer Duo | Kitten

After many years of being a brand consigned to bargain bins and the pouns shop, Stila have finally relaunched themselves, and now have a shiny shelf in Boots! In all fairness, they've been back for a while now, but this is the first item I've purchased.

Stila All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten - £15.00

You get 5.3grams of product, which isn't too bad! You get more than an Illamasqua blusher, which cost £18.00, but less than a MAC blush which contain 6g of product.

The packaging is a gorgeous peachy pearlescent plastic, but it isn't cheap looking or flimsy.

You get two multi-use powders, one a pale shimmery pink, and another more of a bronzey/gold shimmer. They can be used as highlighters or eyeshadows, although I bought mine for the purpose of highlighting.

Both colours are gorgeous, I much prefer the pink and part of my wishes Stila would just sell the two colours seperately, but they'll both get plenty of use! If you're a fan of highlighters, I'd definitely recommend this.

I'm excited to try more products from Stila now!
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