There are so many things I currently have my eye on, I thought I'd compile a list to keep track of them all, makeup and clothing alike!
Make-up first, and we have Revlon's new matte balm stains. I've had a look at the range, and if I'm honest, it's pretty underwhelming, except for the delightfully dark purple shade, Shameless. I just have to have it, and seeing as the range is being released this week, I think I'll be snatching it up pretty quickly!
One snippet of beauty-news that pretty much made my Christmas was that MACs Heroine is being made permanent. Finally! Everytime Heroine gets released, it escapes my grasp, but not this time! I've read that it will be released in the UK around March, so I'll be biding my time until it does! Eee!
Finally, I have my eyes on yet another purple lipstick, in the form of MACs most recent Punk Couture, from the synonymous collection. I'm unsure as to whether my local MAC counter are even selling this collection, but here's hoping! If I'm honest, I'd love to get my hands on Haute Couture as well, let's hope I can! :)
As for clothing, there are so many things I have my eye on. I'm not sure why, perhaps with the popularity of American Horror Story Coven, or maybe the influence of the 90s, but recent trends have been rife with witchy, gothy, pagan-y styles, and it's suiting me perfectly!
Top priority is me owning this delightful skirt from Motel Rocks, a nineties sun and moon print in a flattering skater skirt style, perfect!
Another item I seen in a poster in River Island recently, a grrrl style donut tee, which I've been stalking their website ever since. I'm thinking it might be a summer release though, so I'll have to be patient!
Finally, I'm on the lookout for a cardigan with a moon print on it. Random, I know! But I really really want one, hah :P
Saturday, 18 January 2014
Friday, 17 January 2014
I recently realised that I took photos and swatches for a review of my UD Smoked Palette last a p r i l and totally forgot to do the actual review! I know it's very late, but I didn't want to let the photos go to waste, so here we are!
The design of the case is definitely my favourite of the UD palettes. My Eyeshadows are snug and secure in a cushioned, zip up case, and it has the added bonus of being absolutely gorgeous! Smooth black satin with an embossed title.
Kinky is a creamy white shade that is pretty much identical to my skin tone! Pretty useless for me, and any other ghosties, but on darker skin would be a lovely non-shimmery highlighter (rare!)
Freestyle is a warm, almost peachy cream shade, works very well as a base shade.
Mushroom was, if I'm honest, the only reason I bought this palette. It's a cool metallic taupe, verging on pewter. Initially, it doesn't apply incredibly pigmented, but it's impressive when used with a damp brush. Mushroom is an ideal crease shade for when I'm wanting a metallic shade. (Can you tell I love it? :D)
Backdoor is a lovely medium-dark brown, leaning towards a warm tone. It works very well with both Mushroom and Barlust layered over it, or used as a crease shade for a brown smokey eye.
Blackout is an incredibly pigmented true matte black. It is perfect for a smokey eye, or as a crease shade for colourful shades. Definitely one of the best shadows in the palette.
Barlust is a delightful Baroque bronze shade, and is wonderfully pigmented. Again, works lovely and adds a certain richness when layered over the likes of Backdoor, or any warm brown or bronze shade.
Rockstar is a cool metallic purple shade, works really well teamed with a true, matte black (Blackout, for example), especially when used with a black crease.
Evidence is a cool metallic blue, which I have not used, and likely will never use. It has nothing to do with the eyeshadow, which is very well pigmented, and UDs typical buttery texture, I just really don't like blue eyeshadow. Oh well!
Loaded is a metallic hunter green shade, which, similar to rockstar, works really well with Blackout.
Asphalt is the final shadow in the palette. It is a cool pewter shade, (similar to Mushroom, minus the taupe) and is a very buildable shade, though application with a damp brush will give a very pigmented effect.
L - R Foxy, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout
L-R Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt.
The eyeshadows are Urban Decay's usual top quality, buttery texture and wonderful pigmentation (with the exception of a few of the metallic shades) and although I usually stick with my Naked palettes, I'm definitely glad I own Smoked (if only for Mushroom! hah)
In addition to ten eyeshadows, the palette comes with a travel sized primer potion, a full sized 24/7 eyeliner in 'perversion', which is the most pigmented and long lasting eyeliner I have ever used, and a lookbook, full of ideas and ways of using the products included. For £35 I think this is a pretty amazing deal!
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
I know I haven't been keeping up, but I've not been well, so I'll try and getstarted again :)
This evenings nail is my newest polish, Illamasqua's infamous Raindrops. And gosh, I know why it's so popular. It's beautiful! I can't stop staring at my nails! Lol.
Anyway, I hope you are all having a lovely evening :) x
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
CI was sorting through my polishes last night and I was kind of ashamed of myself... I have a collection bordering on ridiculous quanities yet I only ever wear the same 4 or 5 polishes.
So... I've picked out twenty polishes that I am going to work my way through this month... And then maybe I'll do the se next month! (Until at least I feel like I'm not neglecting my collection! Hah)
Sunday, 5 January 2014
As promised, here is my review of MACs Snob lipstick. My apologies for the lack of quality in the photos, I'm currently having to use my phone.
Anyway, Snob is a satin finish lipstick. It is highly pigmented but not staining, lasts an average length and unfortunately, is quite drying and similarly, looks rather dry on my lips.
A cool toned, muted pink, with slight blue leanings, thus would probably suit cool skin tones. There is quite a difference between the colour it swatches on my hand and the colour on my lips, as it looks lighter and paler on my lips than on my hand. Regardless, it's a lovely everyday shade, perfect for work (so long as you use a lip balm underneath!)