Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Rose Gold Barry M

Barry M dazzle dust 3

This little beauty has been sitting in my drawer a bit too long, by default I always seem to reach for my naked palette because it's easy. I know my two favourite colours and I don't have to put much thought into it, just slap it on.

I have worn this beautiful colour a couple of times, and it looks so pretty. It is a gorgeous rose pink with under lying tones of gold, and like all dazzle dusts it really does shimmer. It's a loose pigment so it's worth using a tissue to shield against the fall out unless you want to wear eyeshadow down your cheeks.

Barry M dazzle dust 3
Barry M dazzle dust 3

It may seem like you only get the smallest amount in that little pot, but it will last a very long time as you only need the teeniest amount to get great coverage, not bad for something that cost less than a fiver!

Barry M dazzle dust 3


Barry M dazzle dust number 3.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Dreaming of Spring Time

Don't get me wrong, I love Winter. But I love the kind of pre Christmas and new year Winter, when the air is filled with excitement and you have something to look forward to. But January Winter really sucks. January is colder than December and we quite often get snow, but not the nice fluffy snow that coats the trees and glistens in the light, but the stuff that hits the ground and turns into a slushy mess so the country resembles a giant ice rink.

On that note, this is why I am dreaming of spring time. It can still be cold, it just won't be the sort of cold that makes your skin sting. Spring time means pretty pastel colours, new blooms, baby chicks and lambs and Easter eggs!

I am looking forward to floaty dresses and pretty sandals, and being able to run out the door without having to wrap up in a million layers to prevent frost bite.


Sunday, 18 January 2015

A splash of pink for your nails

OPI strawberry margarita

Adding a little splash of bright colour to your nails is a small way of adding some cheer to these grey January days.

Strawberry Margarita is a gorgeous hot pink colour that is fabulous for summer and looks amazing on your toes with sandals. Everything is a bit gloomy at the moment so I figured it was a great colour to use to brighten me up.

OPI strawberry margarita


As with all OPI, the formula is lovely and covers really well and I only needed one coat to achieve a lovely streak free colour.

OPI strawberry margarita

 If only I had a stawberry margarita to drink right now, then life would be good!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

A Little More Urban Decay

Urban Decay is my all time favourite brand for eye shadows, my love affair goes back quite a few years now and I have another new palette to share with you all.

Urban Decay shadow box
Urban Decay shadow box


My latest addition is the Shadow Box palette which comes with the adorable UD logo in mental on the front of the box (small things), the palette is a small compact one with 12 small eye shadows in a variety of colours from natural to bright.

Urban Decay shadow box


I'm not a massive fan of the box design, it has a much cheaper feel to it compared to other UD palettes, it's no biggie though because it's the eye shadows that count. The only other thing about this palette I don't like it that it contains sin and smog (sin is my favourite colour), although they are beautiful shades they are also in two other palettes I own. I feel that palettes should give you the chance to try out a range of colours without the expense of buying them as individuals so to have tripled up on these shades is a little annoying. I'm just thankful I wear them a lot but it would be irritating for someone who didn't like them. These 2 colours are in the original naked palette so I personally don't think they should have been put in another palette that has come since, because practically half the population own naked one.


Urban Decay shadow box
Urban Decay shadow box

I am however looking forward to trying out all the purple tones in this set, as they look really great on my green eyes. If you guys are interested I will do a series of posts showing looks done with shadows from this palette so you can see what they look like on.

Which UD palette is your favourite?

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Latest MAC additions

MAC lipsticks are one of my hearts greatest desires, I really like their creamy formula, beautiful shades and cute names and as stupid as it sounds I love the simplicity of their packaging and when I have a collection of something I like them all to look the same. This is pretty much the reason I have so many OPI nail polishes as well because I love the formula and packaging and like them to look neat when displayed together so another brand would spoil the desired effect. (Don't judge me)

MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo, Snob
If anyone is ever at a loss for a gift to buy me, MAC lipstick is pretty much a perfect fail safe!
For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive another 2 shades to add to my collection, I got the cult classic "Ruby Woo" as well as "Snob"

MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo, Snob
MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo, Snob

Ruby Woo doesn't really need any introduction, any beauty lover worth their salt will know this shade. It's a classic bright red that will never be out of fashion, and looks really good on pale skin. The only problem I have is that I need to invest in a lipliner to stop the colour bleeding, I need to do that before I can rock this one!

Snob is an easy to wear natural, with pinky mauve undertones that is perfect for every day wear and easy to slick on without a mirror for on the go touch ups.

MAC lipstick, Snob
MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo, Snob






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