Friday, 21 November 2014

Mac Lipstick Collection 2014

MAC probably are pretty much well known for their lipsticks, they have every single shade and finish that you could imagine and I absolutely love them. Back in January I purchased my first Mac lipstick and ever since I have been obsessed. I don't have many at all and it isn't a huge collection but I love the shades I do have so I just wanted to share them with you all!

(From left to right: Lady Danger, Rebel, Plumful, Creme d'nude, Snob, Viva Glam II.)
Viva Glam II

This is probably my favourite colour out of all of them, MAC describe it as a 'muted pink beige' and I think it's so wearable and looks really nice when its blended into the lip. 

Snob

Snob is a light mauve colour but when applied its more of a soft bubblegum pink, if that even makes any sense at all? I'm not a huge fan as I feel it makes my complexion look really dull and washed out, however there are times where I feel it really suits my whole look. Not a colour for everyone but I have seen some people really pull it off!

Creme d'nude

I bought this colour quite a while ago without realising that it wasn't the pink toned nude I was after, however I rediscovered it recently and I really love it. Mac describes it as a peachy nude however I would say it's more flesh toned and I use it in moderation to avoid the whole foundation lips look.

Plumful

I absolutely love this colour, it's a berry toned, deep pink shade and I think it's such a perfect autumn/winter lipstick. It's quite sheer so when blended out can look really natural, it's also really glossy so it doesn't cling to any dry patches which I find can be an awful problem in the colder months. 

Rebel

This was my first ever MAC lipstick so it holds a special place in my heart, it's a really popular shade and the reason I bought it is because I had heard such good things about it. In the bullet it looks really dark and quite scary but don't be put off because when applied it sheers out and is a more of a raspberry pink colour. However I find it so high maintenance when it's time to remove the makeup as it literally refuses to come off and stains my lips regardless of how many times I use a lip scrub!

Lady Danger 

I usually steer well clear of red lipsticks, however I saw Estee from Essiebutton rave about this lipstick and it looked so gorgeous on her that I immediately wanted it. It's not your standard red lipstick colour and is more orange/red and is really unique and gorgeous. I also thought that as it's a matte finish that it may cling to dry patches but it doesn't at all providing lip balm is used underneath, I would recommend this colour to anyone!

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?

Kelsey 
x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

#LilyAnnaPicnic

Today two of my favourite beauty bloggers and youtubers, Lily Pebbles and Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup, had a picnic style meetup in London, I went up there with my friend and it was such a lovely day and everyone there was so nice! I was so excited to meet Anna and Lily I absolutely adore them and they're so so lovely and chatty with everyone, I'm also guilty of being a massive tourist whenever I'm up London, definitely far too many photos of buildings!





















Anna's famous Lemon Drizzle cake!



Attempt of Mexican Wave...





Saturday, 26 July 2014

Mini Drugstore Haul




Today I took a trip into Boots and Superdrug and pretty much spent all of my points available on my advantage card and beauty card...

From Superdrug I picked up the Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser for oily skin, this is my third bottle of this and I am starting to really like it, I reviewed it a few months ago (here) and was kind of on the fence about it but I really am enjoying using it now, this cost £5.99.
I also bought the Garnier Cleansing Micellar Lotion for £3.32 which looks like a dupe for Bioderma, however I am yet to try it so I picked up this and I will let you know how I get on with it!
I also picked up the Garnier BB Cream for £7.99 as I want a lighter base for summer and what I personally like about this one compared to other BB creams is that it is yellow toned, I've found that ones I have tried from Rimmel and Maybelline are pink toned and do not match my skin at all. 
Lastly from Superdrug I bought the MUA highlighter as I've ran out of the Sleek one I am in love with and this MUA one seemed like a much cheaper option for only £3! 

From Boots I picked up this Botanics face scrub for oily skin, I suffer pretty badly from an oily face and I am constantly looking for skin care products to help. This was only £2.69 and I've heard a lot of good things about this range!
Finally I picked up this nail varnish from Barry M in the colour Sugar Apple, my best friend wears this all the time and it looks so gorgeous. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Essie Summer Collection 2014

Today I am here to share the new Essie Summer Collection 2014 miniatures I picked up today in boots. Earlier this morning I saw Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup feature them in her Boots haul and I just thought they were the most gorgeous summer colours. My local Boots must have literally just started stocking Essie nail polish and I was so excited to see this set there. 
They are such bold summer colours and remind me so much of holiday and fruit? I don't know, but I am so in love with them.
My personal favourite is ruffles & feathers which is a teal green and is the one that really caught my eye. Haute in the heat is a pink raspberry shade and looks really good for summer! Roarrrrange is a bright orange but not too bright that it's neon, I particularly like the names of this one as well!

 I bought this set for £12.99 however the regular polishes retail for £7.99.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tanya Burr Lipgloss Review and Swatches



A few months ago now the well known Youtuber and Blogger, Tanya Burr bought out her new makeup collection of lip gloss and nail polishes. I have been a massive fan of Tanya for so long now and I was so excited to finally pick up some of these.

There are 12 lip gloss shades in the collection and I purchased 'Picnic in the Park' and 'Chic'. Tanya named the lip glosses after her favourite things in life which I think is such a cute idea and you can tell how involved she got with it. 

I have never been a lip gloss fan because of how sticky they are on the lips but these are not sticky at all and apply so easily. You can tell how pigmented they are from the picture and they can easily be built up or sheered out. Picnic in the Park is a bubblegum pink shade whereas Chic is more neutral pinky nude colour and they are both extremely wearable. They also smell amazing which is just an added bonus! There is a colour in the collection for everyone and I cannot wait to purchase some more.

You can purchase these from some Superdrug stores and online at Feel Unique.com

Friday, 30 May 2014

May 2014 Favourites


1. Topshop Tile Print Leigh Jeans (£40) - I am so in love with these jeans and have worn them so much this month. Topshop jeans are my favourite because they fit so well and are so soft, I love the print on these and I have never actually owned a pair of printed jeans/trousers I can tell they're going to get so much wear this summer. However after a lot of wear I find that Topshop jeans start to get holes in at the knee.

2. Benefit High Beam (£19.50) - I have been after this highlighter for so long after hearing such good things about it. I used to use a highlighter from Sleek but I wanted to try high beam as it gave more of a glow as to a lot of shimmer. A little goes a long way with this product and I just put a few dots on the tops of my cheekbones and lightly dab it in. It gives a really pretty glow and looks natural on the skin. 

3. LOreal Volume Supersizing Spray (£3.49) - I have recently bought a lot of hair products and have particularly liked using this one. I use it on dry hair and spray a little in the roots of my hair, unlike other volumising sprays it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky and stiff. It just works really well and leaves hair with a matte finish, and smells really good too! 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Liebster Award 2014




I was nominated a few months ago now by Natasha at Natoodle for the Liebster award, I've been nominated to do this before and I'll link the post here. It's just a really fun way to get blogs noticed and to find out more about eachother! 


The rules are: 


1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions given by the nominee before you.
3. Pick your own 5 nominees who have under 200 followers who then answer your questions.
4. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you. 
5. Lastly tell your nominees you have nominated them.  

The questions I received from Natasha:

1. Who has been the biggest influence to you in your life?
I actually can't think of anyone in particular, but in just everyday life different people influence me in different ways, even in something small.

2. What is your favourite type of sweet/candy?
I absolutely love Skittles, I could honestly eat a whole massive pack but they give me a big sugar rush and I go really hyper for like an hour!

3. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
I have always wanted to be a marine biologist and I would love to do work in the coasts of Australia or working with dolphins, would be such a perfect job.

4. Who is your celebrity crush?
Leonardo DiCaprio for sure, I recently watched The Great Gatsby and he is still as perfect as his young self in the Titanic, he is literally the dream.

5. What is your favourite product this week?
I am loving a hair product from Tresemme, it's the Smooth Memory Spray and it keeps my hair straight all day! 

6. Do you have any pets? If not, what pet would you like?
I have a cat called Smudge and a dog called Sam. I am such a cat person I just have visions of me when I'm older with like 10 cats!

7. What is your favourite colour/make of nail polish?
My all time favourite nail polish is Models Own Beach Party, which is a neon orange, makes you instantly look like you have a tan and is the perfect summer colour.

8. What is/was your favourite subject to study at school/college/university?
I love studying Psychology, I find it so interesting and I now want to do it at university, I also do Biology and Chemistry which are pretty difficult but are also really interesting. To be honest, I only really like science based subjects they're the only ones that I find interesting and enjoy learning!

9. Who is your favourite beauty YouTuber?
Right I had to look at my subscription list for them so I'm going to list my favourites because I can't just pick one so here goes!
Vivianna from ViviannaDoesMakeup
Zoe from Zoella
Lily Pebbles
Rhiannon from FashionRocksMySocks
Lily Melrose
Tanya Burr
Estee from Essiebutton
Shannon from Shaaanxo
Lauren Curtis

10.What is your favourite clothing store?
My two favourites are probably Topshop and Zara.

11. What is your top beauty tip?
I'm not exactly some beauty guru who can offer heaps of tips as I could probably do with some myself, but I think using selotape on the sides of your eyes when doing eyeshadow is a really good way to make sure it looks neat and not just one big mess!

My Questions

1. Where is your favourite place to visit?
2. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time. 
3. What's your favourite book?
4. What made you want to create a blog?
5. What is your favourite perfume?
6. If you could live the life of one celebrity for a day who would you be and why?
7. Who are your favourite YouTubers?
8. What app do you use on your phone most?
9. What is your dream holiday destination?
10. What is your favourite makeup product?

I nominate:

http://lifes-glitters.blogspot.co.uk/
http://blogablebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk
http://pandaraige.blogspot.com/
http://www.shelbyalexa.blogspot.co.uk/