Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hauling - Fragrance Direct

Fragrance Direct was the first website I ever used to buy beauty products and it is still a firm favourite today. Whether you are looking for discontinued makeup items, salon hair products, or your favourite fragrance  fragrance direct has it all. And more. 

They currently have a huge selection of Maybelline Colour Sensational lipsticks to chose from. I really struggled to narrow it down to just the five. 
These lipsticks retail for £7.17 at Boots but can be purchased from Fragrance Direct for just £1.99. (here)
 540 Hollywood Red, 750, Choco Pop, 720 Drive Me Nuts

175 Raspberry Diamonds, 822 Rose Pearl

A huge favourite in the Lipstick and Beauty world at the moment is the Kate Moss for Rimmel range and Fragrance Direct as now stocking the Kate Moss lipsticks. I can't believe how restrained I was just getting the one but I am definitely going to order more. These retail at £5.49 and are also just £1.99 on Fragrance Direct. (here)
The Rimmel Moisture renew lipsticks (in the purple packaging) are one of my favourite formulas from the high street and at just 99p here (Usual price £6.29) I had to slip one of these in. 

 Kate Moss number 13, Moisture Renew 100 Dreamy

I have never tried the Revlon SuperStay Ultimate Liquid Lipsticks before so for £2.99 (here) instead of the usual £8.99 price tag I thought I would give it a go. I haven't given it a full test run yet but at the moment I am pretty on the fence.

I threw in a Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Crystals because you simply can not have too many pinky nudey lip glosses. I literally wear them over everything. Again this was just 99p (here) instead of £6.99

Pink Crystals, Best Bubbly

Finally is possibly my favourite thing out of the entire haul. I couldn't wait to try this NYC Smooch Proof Lipstain out and I was not disappointed. From the sweet apple scent to the opaque finish it is just lovely and for just 99p (here) I would recommend everybody get their paws on this as soon as possible.

Forever Fuchsia

For individual reviews on any of these products please leave a comment below but I am almost certain this is not the last time you will be seeing some of them.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Wearing - Snob

Mac Snob was one of the first lipsticks I fell in love with. I loved the fact it wasn't your average pink. The purple undertones really appealed to me. I definitely do not wear this Lipstick as much as I should but it will probably always be one of my favourites. 

Lipstick: Mac - Snob

      For reference, I always apply some lip balm and a thin layer of either concealer or foundation to nude out the lip before putting on any lip colour.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Hauling - Illamasqua

I really didn't know what "label" to put this blog post under because I didn't purchase the things in this haul. In fact I was ridiculously lucky and won them.
Way back in December the lovely Charli from SBTCD held a competition to win an Illamasqua eye shadow palette and lipstick of your choice. To my complete and utter surprise I won and set about choosing my goodies. Unfortunately my eye shadow palette of choice was out of stock so Charli kindly let me chose two extra lipsticks to replace it.

I had already been told by a couple of people that I needed Maneater, a bright orange toned red, but after that I really struggled to decide on two other colours. 
After much pondering I settled on their new release "Magnetism" which I had seen on a couple of blogs and thought looked fabulous.
My final choice was a muted dirty pink nude in the form of Climax which I thought might be a fail safe colour to go for.

I am yet to have a real play with these beauties as I was waiting to photograph them so I now can not wait to smother them all over my lips and show off my posh new lipsticks. 

Illamasqua lipsticks cost £16.50 and can be purchased here
Visit Charli on SBTCD here

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Reviewing - Dainty Doll

This is the second Dainty Doll lipstick I am reviewing and my thoughts are very similar to the previous. 

All the Dainty Doll products come in sleek black packaging, however unlike the rest of the line, the lipsticks come in solid metal casings and feel very luxurious to the touch. If you don't mind the shade name going in the bin with the outer packaging then it is virtually faultless.  

Saucy Sailor is a true pillar box red. The name fits the shade down to the ground as it is definitely a "Sailor" red. I wouldn't call it a flat matte but there is no real gloss to it either. It is super comfortable to wear and doesn't dry out even my flaking lips. 
The formula is perfectly light weight with next to no bleeding when applied without a lip liner. Each lipstick contains natural plant wax, vitamin E and moisturising meadow foam seed oil. 
Wear time with any lipstick is different from person to person and I find will vary day to day depending on different circumstances. 

I purchased all my Dainty Doll products from Fragrance Direct. The lipsticks are currently out of stock but it is worth checking back regularly as they are always adding new bits.

Dainty Doll is not tested on animals. 

For reference, I always apply some lip balm and a thin layer of either concealer or foundation to nude out the lip before putting on any lip colour.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wearing - Vegas Volt

The glorious weather over the weekend was just screaming for a bright lip to accompany it and my lipstick of choice was Vegas Volt from Mac. I love an orange lip in the sunshine and although this looks super bright in the bullet it has an almost pastel edge to it once on the lips. I think this makes it easier to wear than a true bright like Morange. 

Sorry there are no full face pictures but I am having an acne nightmare at the moment. 

Lipstick: Mac - Vegas Volt

For reference, I always apply some lip balm and a thin layer of either concealer or foundation to nude out the lip before putting on any lip colour.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Buying - Avon

I can't believe I am only just getting around to writing this but way back in DECEMBER I purchased some of the brand new "Avon Ultra Colour Rich Rubies" lipsticks. When I read they contained real crushed rubies I couldn't resist picking up one or two (or four) to see what real rubies might look like on my lips. However due to it being winter at the time I picked a couple of fairly dark shades that wouldn't necessarily work at this time of year so I am not sure how long it will be before I get to road test them properly. 

Radiant Ruby, Princely Plum, Fuchsia Fame, Majestic Mauve

If you want to see what real rubies might look like on your lips then you can buy the Avon Ultra Colour Rich Rubies lipsticks here for £8.50. They are also two for £10 at the moment.