Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MAC Glamourdaze and Innocence Lipsticks

I’ve spaced out from most of the MAC collections since summer because if I didn’t I would want way too much from all of them! However, I sneaked a peek at their Holiday collections, the Glamourdaze one in particular. After checking numerous swatches online I decided to get two of the lipsticks – Glamourdaze and Innocence, when I was in Dublin last week. I was in a rush so I didn’t even get a chance to scout out the rest of the collection, I just asked for the what I had planned to get - this was probably the better option for my wallet as well hah!

Glamourdaze and Innocence swatches

Innocence Lipstick

Innocence Lip Swatch

I had fallen in love with Innocence from online swatches and when I saw it in the tube, in person, I had fleeting doubts. Once swatched and applied though, I knew I made the right decision. It’s so much more than just a nude lipstick. It’s a light peach with gold shimmer and it looks amazing on the lips. 
If you find it diffult to wear a nude lip, Innocence just night work for you instead.

Glamourdaze Lipstcik

Glamourdaze Lip Swatch
The second lipstick I got was Glamourdaze, which is a mauve pink and essentially another ‘my lips but better shade’ which quite frankly, I don’t think you can ever have enough of.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Little Lush Haul

I mentioned in my What's In My Shower post that I was going to pick up some new body stuff from Lush. I got 2 of the Limited Edition Christmas shower gels, a shower jelly and an exfoliator.

First up are the two shower gels. I got what I consider a 'morning' and a 'night' shower gel.

Ponche is definitely the morning one. Lush say "With orange juice and a shot of tequila. Inspired by traditional Mexican Christmas punch, this shower gel is bright,boozy, fruity and uplifting". I love the smell of this and to me it smells fruity. I don't really get any alcohol smell off it, so don't worry about your boss thinking you've been out on the lash if you shower with this before work!

The night one is Twilight, "A lavender and malt notes shower gel to calm, relax and comfort as it helps you transition from day to night". This certainly smells of pure comfort and is heavily laced with lavender.

The last body wash item I got was Whoosh shower jelly. Whoosh is the first shower jelly I've bought so I'm looking forward to seeing how it works. Whoosh is going to be another morning shower product based on the zingy, fresh smell. It's made with lemon, limes and rosemary - very citrusy.

Finally from Lush I got Rub Rub Rub which is a shower scrub. It's an ocean salt scrub but it is blossom scented and it smells incredible. Can't wait to try it!

Now although I didn't get this last product from Lush I thought I would add it in here as it seems the best place for it. It is Cinnamon Buns from Philosophy. It smells so cozy and warm and it is the perfect body wash for cold, winter nights. And the bottle is huge! I'll be using this next winter as well I think!

Did you buy anything from the Lush Christmas collections? or Philosophy?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Purple Haze E.O.T.D.

I do love wearing a purple eye, so here's a look I've sported a few times recently.

To get this look I used the following products

  • I primed with UDPP in Eden.
  • I applied NYX Jumbo Pencil in Purple all over the lid.
  • (All shadows are MAC) I packed Satellite Dreams all over the lid.
  • Placed Blackberry on the outer lid and used Fig.1 in the crease and lower lash line.
  • I also ran a little bit of Universal Appeal MES through the crease.
  • Trax was packed on inner part of the lid.
  • Vanilla was used on both the inner tear duct and brow area.
  • Then Shroom was applied in the arch of the brow and Phloof! in the tear duct area.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero was used to tightline and on the lower lash line.
  • Essence liquid eyeliner was applied to the upper lash line.
  • Finally I applied both Maybelline's Illegal Lengths mascara and Benefit's They're Real.

Do you like to wear purple eyeshadow?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Winter Nail Polish Picks 2012

It's time for another seasonal nail polish pick post, yay! And what better way to start Christmas month than with a nail polish post:)

Essie Berry Hard, Chanel Rouge Noir, Essie Bahama Mama.

My first favourite colour theme to wear in this winter  are plummy-purple-reds. The 3 that I know I will be wearing frequently are Essie Berry Hard, Chanel Rouge Noir and Essie Bahama Mama.

Essie Stylenomics, Revlon Rainforest.

I love greens anytime of year but the 2 above are super pretty for winter. Essie Stylenomics is a very dark, blackened green. Revlon Rainforest is a shimmer forest green.

Revlon Royal, Chanel Blue Satin, Dior Glacier.

Next up is some blues. Revlon Royal is my current favourite blue of that shade. I have a number of bright, rich blues in my collection but this is the current favourite. Chanel Blue satin is the ultimate, deep, nearly liquid navy blue. And of course the blues wouldn't be complete without an icy blue for winter. Dior Glacier is the perfect icy blue.

Chanel Noir Ceramic, Chanel Vendetta.

The final 2 polishes I've chosen are Chanel Noir Ceramic, which is a lightened black with subtle shimmer. Chanel Vendetta is a beautiful deep jewel-toned purple.

What polishes will be adorning your nails this winter?

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