Sunday, 31 March 2013

My Hot Pink Lipstick Collection

Mac Lipstick (Matte) - Candy Yum Yum | NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Yu | NARS Pure Matte Lipstick - Carthage | Illamasqua Lipstick (Matte) - Eurydice

NYX Matte Lipstick - Sweet Pink | Sleek True Colour Lipsick (Sheen) - Fuschia | Sleek True Colour Lipstick (Sheen) - Candy Cane | MAC Lipstick (Amplified) - Girl About Town

For the past two months I have been on the hunt the perfect hot pink matte lipstick which has led me on a very dangerous lipstick buying spree. The first picture are all lipsticks I have bought recently. Candy Yum Yum, Carthage and Eurydice all matte lipsticks which all look very different when worn on my lips. Candy Yum Yum is very bright but works well when I wear it with a slightly darker hot pink lip liner underneath it. The NARS Yu pencil on the other hand has a sheen to it and is part of the new NARS Satin Lip pencil range which I absolutely love. I only bought it on Friday along with the NARS Carthage lip pencil and I can already tell they will both be on regular rotation this summer.

The second picture are all lipsticks I have had in my lipstick collection but have neglected over the years. Apart from Sweet Pink by NYX they all have a sheen to them and are all wearable on my skintone. Red lipstick has always been my staple lip colour as its very classic but I think hot pink is now will now be rivalling my red lipstick.

Swatched on my hand
Top row:
MAC - Candy Yum Yum | NARS - Yu | NARS - Carthage | Illamasqua - Eurydice

Botton row:
NYX - Sweet Pink | Sleek - Fuchsia | Sleek - Candy Cane | MAC - Girl About Town

Monday, 18 March 2013

Beauty Buys: Lancome

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H - No. 11 (Muscade) - £27.50 from Debenhams
Lancome Hypnose Mascara Set - w/ Mini Le Crayon Kohl & Bi-Facil (30ml) - £22 from Debenhams
Lancome Bi-Facil (125ml) - £17.95 from CheapSmells (RRP £21)

I bought the first two items in the above picture and got all the items in the below picture free as part of a promotion from Debenhams. I intended to also buy the Bi-Facil as part of my order from Debenhams but found it slightly cheaper on CheapSmells. 

This whole order was actually brought on because I recently decided to take the plunge and try foundation after not wearing it since 2009. After going to many counters I decided on a sample of Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H and wore it for a week before taking the plunge to buy it. So far I have no complaints from the foundation but I will put up a review once I have had time to wear it properly.

I had no intention of buying the Hypnose mascara set but I couldn't resist the buy two items from Lancome and get a free gift offer on the Debenhams website, Ooops. I also bought the Bi-Facil after it being on my wish list for about two months and so far I can say it is a great eye makeup remover, considering I have very sensitive eyes that sting when I put anything on them. 

Tonique Doucer (Toner) | Galateis Doucer (Facial Cleanser) | Hydra Zen Neurocalm (Moisturising Day Cream) | Genifique (Youth Activating Concentrate) | Visonnaire (Advanced Skin Corrector) | Juicy Tubes | Hynose Star Mascara | Foundation Brush | Lip Brush | Make Up Bag (not pictured)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - Luscious Pink #23

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - Luscious Pink #23 - £24.50
(Bought from here)

I bought this YSL Rouge Volupte in Luscious Pink lipstick back in 2011 as part of a birthday treat to myself and since then it has been an absolute fave lippie of mine. The packaging of Rouge Volupte lipsticks are very simple but glamorous with the gold finish which is mainly part of my attraction to the brand. YSL describe Luscious Pink as a 'muted rose', which when worn it comes out like a pinkish nude on me. This colour is I wear it practically everyday as it's such an easy colour to wear.

The Rouge Volupte lipsticks are super creamy and are a dream to apply to the lips but I do find that the wear of the lipsticks are not that great and I do have to reapply it quite a few times during the day. However, as I am a sucker for the YSL beauty products I am happy to overlook that. Considering that I wear this colour daily and reapply quite a few times during the day I have found that the lipstick has lasted me a very long time and I still haven't reached the bottom yet. 
Luscious Pink swatched on my hand
The Rouge Volupte lipsticks are definitely a luxury item as it is quite expensive for a lipstick priced at £24.50 each (it was £22 back when I bought it). However, I do think the positives of the product outwigh the expensive price, such as it being pigmented and very creamy. It's one of those things that I am happy to spend money on as a treat to myself once in a while and I cant wait to get another colour to add to my tiny collection which currently stands at two Rouge Volupte's.

Wearing YSL Rouge Volupte Luscious Pink #23

Sunday, 10 March 2013

New In: Mini Wardrobe Update

H&M - Khaki Crop Trousers
Zara - Striped Blouse
Zara - Striped Crop Trousers
Zara - Red Sandal with Buckle
Zara - Black & Gold Combination Heel Sandal

Friday, 1 March 2013

What's in Your Pocket? - Life's 'Little Wins'

I was recently contacted by the MoneySupermarket to take part in the what's in your pocket? blogger challenge. The concept of the challenge is about enjoying the feeling of life's 'little wins' such as finding a £20 note in the pocket of an old item of clothing. Now who doesn't love finding money you didn't know you lost? I know I do. To the extent that I have been known to get excited at finding a £1 coin in the pocket of a coat I haven't worn for ages (trust me it's the little things in life that make me happy). So when the MoneySupermarket gave me £20 to spend on whatever made me happy, I was more than excited.

Last week I decided to take my 'little win' straight to Zara. I am sure you guys have figured out that I absolutely LOVE Zara and nothing makes me more happier than going to Zara and leaving with new items for my wardrobe and this occasion was no different. I stalk Zara's website every other day and I had my eye on these shoes for about 2 weeks so I was more than happy to spend my 'little win' on them even if I did go over budget by £19.99 (oops!). 

I love the detail on the shoes

I can't wait to put these babies on for a night out on the town, now I just need to find an outfit to wear them with.