Monday, 24 September 2012

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick - Matte

I recently bought MAC's Russian Red Lipstick as part of my search for the 'perfect' matte red lipstick and I have finally had the opportunity to wear it a few times. Mac describes Russian red as an 'Instense bluish red'. I find that this shade looks a lot more better on me as Ruby Woo brings out the yellow undertones in my skin which make it look a lot more brighter on my lips.

When I bought Russian Red I didn't try it on in the shop or even swatch it so I was taken back a little when I opened it up and it looked like it had a sheen to it. Considering I am on the hunt for a perfect matte lipstick I was a little disappointed however, after trying it on at home I realised that the slight sheen to it disappears after it is applied to the lips and dries with a matte finish.

(Blurry iphone pic wearing my new 'geeky' style glasses)

I teamed the Russian Red lipstick with my L.A Colors Forever Red lip liner, which I wore to dinner last night and found that it lasted all night even after I was digging into my crab meal lol. 

Russian Red compared with Ruby Woo looks quite similar in colour however you can see from the above picture that Russian Red has a sheen to it despite being a matte lipstick. I think this slight moisture to it helps to keep the lips moisturised during the day and it's not as drying as the Ruby Woo lipstick which I have heard is very drying to lips over the course of the day.

I would recommend that anyone who loves Ruby Woo to try Russian Red, if you haven't already. It's a colour that works well on all skin types, fair skin to dark skin.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

NYX Haul

This is my very first time trying out the NYX brand and I decided it would only be right to do a little haul to get a good feel of their products.

I bought the NYX products from CherryCulture (an American site) as I don't like buying make up from ebay as you never know whats legit. The total cost for all the items was $29.98 + $13.99 for shipping which when added up works out to be approximately £27, not a bad price for 8 items. The delivery felt like ages but in fact it only took two weeks to arrive (however it took a week before my items were actually dispatched).

NYX Slim Lip Pencil - Coral
NYX Slim Lip Pencil - Fuchsia
NYX Slim Lip Pencil - Rose

NYX Round Lipstick - B52
NYX Round Lipstick - Spell Bound
NYX Matte Lipstick - Sweet Pink

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss - Rose 
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss - Natural

I haven't had the opportunity to wear any of the items I bought yet but as you can see from the swatches below they are very pigmented which gets a thumbs up from me.

Friday, 21 September 2012

London Fashion Week - Day 4

I'll let the pictures do the talking...

LFW Day 4 (Monday)

My outfit:
Sheer Polka Dot Skirt - ASOS
T-shirt - H&M
Faux Leather Jacket - H&M
Necklace - Primark
Bag - Zara
Sunglasses - H&M
Wedges - Dune
Lipstick - MAC Media

Random Street Style Pics

Felicities Presents... - Presentation at Somerset House

Designer: Evmorfia

Designer: Xsenia & Olya

Designer: Phannatiq

Designer: Beautiful Soul

Designer: Neco London (the guy in the right side of the pic)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

London Fashion Week - Day 2

This year I had the opportunity to attend London Fashion Week for the first time for two days and I loved the experience. I met up with Teresa (who I haven't seen since college) and Promise for the first time too.

LFW Day 2 (Saturday)

My outfit:
(Very sheer) Dress - Zara
Bag - Zara
Faux Leather Jacket - H&M 
Necklace - Forever 21
Sunglasses - H&M
Rings - H&M
Shoes - Topshop
Lipstick - MAC Rebel

I couldn't find anything to wear so I decided to recycle an outfit I wore a few weeks back ;)

My only full length pic (after I took off my heels lol)

Th Jeffrey Michael "From the Water" S/S13 Collection at Goldsmith's Hall 
(the only decent pic I got lol)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

MAC Buys

I specifically went to MAC to buy the Russian Red lipstick after it was recently suggested to me as I find that everybody's favourite matte red lipstick Ruby Woo doesn't work well with my skin tone. I've only worn Russian Red once so I can't really say if I like it yet but I keep you updated. I'm sure my search for the 'perfect' matte red lipstick will still continue...

Over Indulgence has been on my make up shopping list for a while and I am glad I bought it as I just love the colour on my lips and I have worn it everyday since buying it last week.

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural - Dark
MAC Lipstick - Russian Red (Matte)
MAC Cremesheen Glass (lipgloss) - Over Indulgence
MAC Fluidline (Gel Eyeliner) - Blacktrack
MAC Eye Brows - Spiked

With Flash                                                      Without Flash


Russian Red, Over Indulgence, Spiked

Monday, 3 September 2012

New Winter Buys - Zara & Topshop

So i've been doing a lot of shopping recently (what's new?) and a lot of my purchases have been from my favourite store Zara.

Yetsredy I bought this box bag from Zara. As soon as I saw it I instantly grabbed it as I had seen a similar version ealrier in the year but couldnt find it in any sore or online either.

Box Bag - Zara - £39.99

Last week I kind of went on an unplanned shopping spree and lets just say I was not too pleased to see the amount I had spent in Zara alone, but I love every item I bought so that's all that matters lol. 

Two of my favourites from the items I bought last week were a new winter coat with faux leather lapels and a rose gold studded ballet shoes.

Coat - Zara - £129
Shoes - Topshop - £28

I forgot how much I love fashion in the winter and cannot wait for the weather to get colder so I can wear my new coat. All I can say right now is that Zara's Autumn/Winter collection is going to take a lot of my money this year lol. 

Now i'm on the look out for some new winter boots that will fit my skinny calves.