Wednesday, 26 February 2014

things i've bought #11


BOURJOIS ROUE EDITION LIPSTICK in ROSE NEON , L'OREAL LUMI CONCEALER, REVLON COLORBURST in 205, MAXFACTOR 2000 CALORIE WATERPROOF MASCARA, BOURJOIS NAIL POLISH in DANGEROUS WISH, BOURJOIS HEALTHY BALANCE POWDER, NARS EYESHADOW DUO in KALAHARI

Just a little haul? Well not really that little. Went to Boots to pick up new cleaning gel, and of course I left without buying one. I finally had a chance to browse around the make-up units and I decided to try out some new bits. 

Have no clue how I done it, but I am pretty much out of concealers. I am aware that the L'oreal Lumi Concealer is just an illuminating concealer, it's not high coverage concealer, but its just enough for me. Quite few items I've picked up from Bourjois, the Rouge Edition Lipsticks have very positive opinions around bloggers and I fallen on love with the colour, beautiful neon pink. The Gel Nail Polish looks so beautiful in the bottle, can't wait to see it on my nails. Healthy Balance Powder is replacement for my Sephora powder, as I run out, hopefully this one will also be good. I kept on being curious about the Revlon Colorburst Crayons and finally picked one up, so far I am in love with the colour pigmentation, as well as it's slightly minty scent. MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Mascara was something I tried before but in the curve version, I tried it once and to be honest I don't really understand the rave about it, it's nothing special. The Curve version was a lot more better in my opinion. I wanted Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari for so long. Recently I payed a visit to a Nars counter, for Sheer Glow foundation colour match (but I didn't really liked the foundation on my skin, so I didn't buy it), in the end I left with the eyeshadow duo. 
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

chanel eyeshadow palette in charming

CHANEL EYESHADOW PALETTE in CHARMING  (£47)
Isn't this palette just beautiful?! I should have done the review of this baby a lot more earlier, but I just couldn't get around to do it. At first I wasn't sure about it, I wanted it really badly when it was sold out everywhere, but I manged to find last palette at my local Chanel counter. You can imagine how happy I was, such a luxurious gift from me to me. 

The five shades are absolutely stunning, amazing to create smokey eyes or natural everyday look. The pigmentation of all eyeshadows is great. The texture is very soft and smooth, the eyeshadows are easy to blend, the lasting power is very similar as the Urban Decay Naked palettes, in my opinion it's very good. The packaging is beautiful, I love the large mirror. I normally don't like the brushes which are included in the palettes, but these are really handy when you want to travel with the palette. You can create beautiful looks with this palette, I love applying the first shade all over the lid and then fourth shade in the crease. You can also apply the middle goldy shade all over the lid and then the forth shade in the crease, there are so many different ways you could apply the colours, everything is up to your own preferences.

The price tag is so hefty, but definitely worth ever penny. I read lots of negative opinions on the Chanel quads, so I was slightly worried that this palette will also have very weak pigmentation, but luckily it's amazing! Have any of you manged to get your paws on it? How do you like it?
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

my mac quad palette

MAC EYESHADOW QUAD: (T-B)  ALL THAT GLITTERS, TWINKS, SHALE, SATIN TAUPE (£11EACH)
You may be surprised, but I only own four, well five MAC eyeshadows. For a beauty addict it's quite surprising to own just five eyeshadows out of the whole range, well I use the fifth eyeshadow as an eyebrow filler.  I don't tend to reach for MAC eyeshadows, as often as I reach for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, so I found it pointless to buy more, although there are some pretty shades which are on my wishlist. 

MAC eyeshadows have great quality and each is so different from one another. There are different finishes for example matte, frost, lustre, satin, all the ones I mention are my favorites. All That Glitters is a shade which I love to use as my base, all over the lid. It's a beautiful beige shade with gold undertones, looks slightly peachy on the lid.  I think it's a staple in your MAC palette as everyone seems to love it. Twinks is perfect to use in the crease, the colour is just so beautiful and brings out the blue tone in my eyes. It's a warm, slightly shimmery brown with hints of purple. Complements the eyes so much. Shale slightly purplish colour, in some light it looks more brown and in others more purple. I love it, but I don't use it as often as I would like to, not sure why is that. Guess I need to change that. Satin Taupe is absolutely beautiful! My favorite MAC eyeshadow, looks so beautiful in the crease, it's Taupe with silver shimmers. I just prefer silver shimmers than gold shimmers on my eyes. Works so well with my pale complexions. 

I haven't tried all MAC eyeshadows, but the ones I own have an amazing pigmentation and lasting power. I would love to own some more, but for now I just don't really need any more eyeshadows in my collection, I own way too many. Any shade recommendation? Please let me know.
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Friday, 7 February 2014

l'oreal nude magique foundation

L'OREAL NUDE MAGIQUE FOUNDATION £10.99*

Foundations my weakness, I don't need to remind you, do I? I just love having a perfect base to work on top off. I mostly love medium coverage and dewy finish, there is something about matte foundations, that makes me just start  disliking them.

At first I never expected this product to be so runny, was actually quite surprised. It's really runny, but once you rub it between your fingers and start applying on the face, the foundation changes it texture into almost mousse like. I actually really like that kind of texture, you just have to try it out yourself. Feels really smooth on the face and it's easy to blend out. It's a light to medium coverage, I like to wear it on days I am not really doing much and I don't need to wear make-up for too long. It last on the skin for around good 6hours. I like the little bottle, as it's amazing to take away, doesn't take too much space.  Wish there was slightly more paler shade, as the Porcelain is slightly to dark for me, but it's not that bad. Overall the L'Oreal Nude Magique Foundation is really great, I always tend to reach for higher end foundations, make-up snob, but this one is also pretty good.
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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

fit wednesday #02

Salads, yes please! I love making salads, pretty much everyday for my lunch or dinner, to be honest I always tend to mix all the ingredients I find in the fridge. For dressing I use natural or greek yogurt mixed with garlic, oregano and thyme. The best mix ever! Taste so good. I also tend to always add chicken breast to make the salad more filling. 

This week was really intense for me, been working out for the whole week, I only had Saturday off. I am pretty impressed as overall my body is becoming a lot more stronger than it was at the beginning. My weight have been stuck in place for a while now, but the inches are going away, so I guess that's a good thing and you can't always trust your weight machine. This week I lost -1lbs, I am still very happy. Can't wait for it to get a little bit more warmer as I would like to get back into running, so far I been loving using the Cross Trainer for my cardio, running is my next goal. From next week I will focus this series mostly on one topic, to make it less about "me".
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Monday, 3 February 2014

models own sale haul

HOT PINK, HYPERGEL PINK VENEER, HYPERGEL WHITE LIGHT, HYPERGEL NAKED GLOW, HYPERGEL CORAL GLAZE, HYPERGEL RED LUSTURE, HYPERGEL LILAC SHEEN, BLOOBOO, AMETHYST, PUKKA PURPLE, PINK PUNCH,HOT STUFF, JACK FROST,PURPLE GREY

I just couldn't wait for the Models Own sale, I think that Models Own nail polish are just amazing! So many cools colours, there is a shade for everyone. The new HyperGel range seems to be really cool, I wonder if it's similar to the Barry M Gel nail polishes, I wore Pukka Purple and I been amazed by the lasting power, last on my nails for 4days without chipping. More colours would be still welcome in my basket. Maybe next time, for now I have enough nail polishes. Have you bought any Models Own nail polishes in the Sale?

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