Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Jeffrey Campbell Tan Lace Litas

I present my very first pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes! I filmed the unboxing when I received them, so now i thought I would give you a little update.  I am still so in love with these shoes. If you wanna see them in action, I show them on in the video. Though the heel is a good 5 inches tall, they were not uncomfortable at all. I am proud to say that I kept them on all night, even though all the other girls had taken their heels off.  I was still able to dance and walk perfectly (not that my dancing is perfect to begin with). I was shocked as the boys were even complimenting my shoes! I am so happy and so grateful to my boyfriend for buying these for me.  Definitely money well spent. 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Sleek Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette

I received the Oh So Special palette from Glossybox quite a few months ago and I think it's probably one of the best products that they gave me.  I love the pigmentation and longevity of Sleek eyeshadow palettes. This palette is available from Superdrug for £7.99 which I think is a good price for 12 shades and the quality as they blend beautifully.  I like now that Sleek have introduced names to their shades even though they are printed on a separate sheet of plastic so most people will probably throw it away with the box. I like how all the shades in the palette are compatable with each and there is a good combination of matte and shimmery shades. The palette is brilliant for day or evening looks and has been my 'go to' palette for weekends away recently, especially as it comes with a massive mirror.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Samples, Samples and more Samples

Samples makeup Skincare
I seem to have gotten into a silly habit of collecting samples and testers of products. I am on a mission to use most of them up.  I am going on holiday soon so the plan is to take samples of bits and pieces and try them out while I am away.  This isn't even all of it as I have perfume and foundation testers that are not photographed.  I think I've got caught in this trap as I always forget to look in the drawer that homes all of my samples. I'm not a hoarder, honest.
Let me know if you are guilty of this too or if you have a good routine to use up all of the samples that you receive. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Lipstick - Shocking Coral

If you are a regular on the blogging scene, you would have already heard about these little beauties.  Maybelline released a line of bright matte shade a few months ago and especially in the US people were raving about them.  I have only really gotten to grips with my shade Shocking Coral in the last month as I feel that bright shade are easier to wear in the summer time.
The Vivid lipsticks come in this bright orange neon packing which I love as it brightens up my lipstick drawer and make it so easy to find in a rush.  
The shade that I chose is a bright coral which does have a strong pink undertone.  I love this for nights out, or for that instant pop of colour during the day.
All the shades in this range are matte so are very long lasting on the lips.  They are also really opaque so they do make such an impact on a look.  They do have some what of a creamy texture but because I have such dry lips I do use a lip balm underneath.  If you don't have chapped lips then I don't think you will find them at all drying.
I definitely think these are the most vibrant and pigmented shades available on the UK high street at the moment. Word on the street is that the shade Fushia Flash is a dupe for MAC's Candy Yum Yum, but as I don't own either I can't comment on how true that is.
As I have yellow toned skin I found Shocking Coral to suit me quite well, but there is an amazing bright pink which I think would compliment blondes amazingly.
Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid lipsticks have been compared to MAC Amplified finish lipsticks (shades and formulation), but at around £7 from Boots, they are the perfect way to add colour into your look this summer.  The only criticism I have is that there is only a small shade range, especially in the UK, I am yet to find the shade Vivid Rose that I know is available in the US, I may need to get Electric Orange instead. I really hope Maybelline bring out some more shades in the summer.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger: Highlight Collection

The UK weather has been teasing us the past week, dipping its toe in and out of 25 degrees.  Summer for me marks various seasonal treats: barbecues, being about to have a cider during the day without people thinking you have a problem, that sort of thing. But also the summer marks that time when highlight becomes my new best friend. I have a mixture of highlighting products and is one part of my makeup collection that I am happy with don't think it too excessive.
Full Collection
Powder Highlights
Acessorize Laguna Bronzer
Sleek Face Contour Kit
NYC Bronze Wheel
ELF Golden Bronzer
Soap and Glory Bronzer
 Favourite Powder Highlights
Sleek Face Contour Kit
Liquid Highlights
No7 Skin Illuminator
Mememe Beat the Blues
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer
Colour Works Highlight
Favourite Liquid Highlights
No7 Skin Illuinator

I enjoy looking at an overview of other peoples' collections. So if you do too, let me know in the comments below and I will put together some more posts like this.  
Eyeshadow Palette Collection:
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