Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Costa Chic and Impassioned Mac Lipstick Review

That’s it I’m in love with the Mac lipstick range. I can’t get enough so obviously I brought two more…

The first shade Costa Chic in the finish Frost is an oldie but goodie. Although this is not my favourite finish the shade won me over.  This perfect peachy coral would be amazing on holiday or casual day-to-day wear.  It complements a tan and pale skin. However as I mentioned before, the frost finish does not do it for me. It does what it on the tin and leaves the lips looking frosty and beautiful but at what price. On my supper dry and chapped lips it leaves them even dryer. If I don’t apply a generous layer of balm first the product can become bitty and fade fast. I guarantee this will not be the same for everyone but it’s only fair to warn those with dry lips at prep work is needed with this finish.

The second shade I went for was a super pink fuchsia Impassioned in the finish Amplified from the permanent colour range. This shade is super, loud, super pink and thus far my favourite shade. It’s another perfect for summer and will also complement every skin tone. Although I am beyond in love with this lipstick please note that it is bright, very bright so if you like your pink lipstick but don’t want to stand out too much I would recommend trying it on first.

Although it’s always good to try products on before purchasing when looking at bright lipsticks I believe the right bright suits every girl no matter what shade the skin, eyes or hair.  Don’t be scared to try a bright shade and stand out from the crowd. You’ll look amazing I promise!!

Both these products retail at £14.00 each and you can find them at a MAC counter or click here to view there website.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Bunnies first Blog

 Thought I’d do something a bit off topic today. I have a great love of animals and currently own two house rabbits. They’re the cutest things on four legs and I thought it would be nice to share some pictures and tell everyone a little about them in case anyone’s in two minds of whether a house rabbit is for them or not.

This is Jet; he is two years old and named after the martial art star Jet Li. He’s a little man who’s always getting into mischief. He loves stealing food, escaping into the neighbours’ garden and jumping on the kitchen counter top because his legs are so strong. He hates a girly cuddle. He’s a lovable menace. 

However you will not find a funnier rabbit then Jet. He always wants to be with you and know what your doing. When the Olympics visited England my partner, sister and I were sat in front of the television eating some spaghetti hoops (I have no idea why) Before we knew what was happening, a rabbit flew through the air with the not so greatest of ease and landed right in the hoops! Jet was as shocked as we were, his little face looked down to see his beautiful white socks soaked in this bright orange stained juice. He just looked at me as if to say, “Mummy, what are this??” We all couldn’t stop laughing for at least twenty minutes.

Whilst writing this short tale Jet has managed to fish a cereal box out of the bin and thoroughly tear it to pieces.

This is Bruce; she is Jet’s little sister and is also two years old.  She is named after the martial arts star… you guessed it Bruce Lee.  She’s calm and caring and is always there to cuddle, not to mention a complete poser for the camera. She loves children, kittens and being brushed with her tangle teezer. She hates birds and being chased by her daddy.

Now your probably wondering how a little girl rabbit got named after such a brutally skilled man.  Well, when rabbits are babies it’s incredibly had to tell the sex between male and female. Before little Bruce was fixed she was diagnosed as being a boy, therefore my partner insisted of the names of his favourite action stars. Now you many be asking well why didn’t you change her name as soon as you discovered the mistake. If it had happened to Jet we would have.  However little Brucie is the smartest rabbit on four legs, she had learnt her name in a week and will come running when called, (I wish I could say the same for Jet…)

So there you have it. Two baby bunnies from the same litter, grew up and treated the same way.  They truly couldn’t be more different. They are like yin and yang, like my partner and I.  I’m very lucky and blessed. I couldn’t ask for better bunnies and it has been a pleasure to watch their little personalities grow and develop.  Rabbits, like any other pet, need freedom and space to expand themselves. If you contain them to a cage and never let them roam they’ll never grow into the little companions they could be. If you’d like to know how to care for house rabbits please leave a comment and I’ll do a series of blogs on bunny care.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Review

Gone a bit lipstick mad this summer and brought the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in shades 1 and 16. I really wanted to try this lipstick for ages but at the retail price of £24.50 (at time of publishing) I could never justify it. One week I had done particularly well at work so I decided to treat myself. Now I’m forever trying to find and excuse for buying another one!

These are presently my favourite lipsticks I own. They really are a luxury product and I just love how moisturising and silky they are on my lips.  It does last, however I still keep it in my handbag as it does wear throughout the day.

The first being shade 16, which is the most perfect pink, coral and just looks so pretty on. If you want to try a bright shade this summer without it standing out too much this is the shade for you. It’s bright without being in your face.

The second shade 1 is a pinky nude. Its so pretty on the skin but be warned it is quite pale. It may not work on a darker skin tone. 

You can purchase this product from any Boot store or online. You’ll find it on http://www.boots.com/en/Yves-Saint-Laurent/.
If you'd like to see how I wear these shades and what other makeup I put with them, please leave a comment and let me know. Thank you.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Orly Nail Varnish Review


Just quick posts about the Orly nail varnish collection. I have many, many nail varnish High end and drugstore and none compare to my Orly Nail varnish. At £5.00 (at time of publish) a pop it’s not the cheapest  nail varnish in the world, however it goes a really long way.

I brought 'Velvet Rope' my first Orly nail varnish 5 years ago and whilst others have dried up and lost their tone this one has endured. The deep midnight purple is offset by pretty silver sparkles, making this shade perfect for a special night out.

The second shade I brought was 'Gum Drop', the cutest pastel green. I love this shade so much for just a casual everyday spring/summer look. The pigment is amazing only needing one coat and a supper quick dry time.

Note; only one coat of varnish has been applied on these pictures!!!

As I’m not massively into nails or nail art I only own 2 shades of Orly nail varnish but as I am often in the wholesalers noising through products I do know that the variety of colour is very large indeed.

I think you can purchase Orly in boots stores or online at http://www.boots.com/en/Orly-Nail-Polish_1162523/.