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Beauty: NEW MAC Limited Edition Fruity Juicy Collection

Posted on May 25, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had anything from MAC on the blog, but I’m back today with some gorgeous products from the new Limited Edition Fruity Juicy Collection.

Think hot summer nights, tanned, glowing skin, and bright warm tones contrasted with sizzling nudes. The Fruity Juicy collection is described as a frootilicious collection of sun-kissed succulence…

Take a sweet vacation of tropical colour for lips and eyes, including the online-exclusive Eye Shadow x 6: Oh My Banana. Featuring special packaging throughout! Love at first bite. Sail away on sweet scent-sation of frootilicious tropical colour. Go bananas in vibrant lipsticks, or zest up your life with Cremesheen Glass and three new Eye Shadow x 6 palettes. Sundream the days away with Bronzing Powders or Pearlmatte Face Powder. Then chase those last rays with Lustre Drops, while the evocative coconut scent of Prep + Prime Fix+ sets the mood for whatever the evening heat may bring.

This collection includes a selection of bronzing and highlighting products perfect for beautiful, glowing skin, including Bronzing Powders, a pretty PearlMatte Face Powder, and Lustre Drops for highlighting, as well as accessories. Unfortunately I don’t have any of these, but I do have a few of the gorgeous colour cosmetics to share with you today –

There are four Lipsticks (£16.50) in the Fruity Juicy collection, including two nude shades and two brights. I have Calm Heat, which is a light nude beige with a matte finish, and Love at First Bite, which is a bright coral toned pink with an amplified finish. I’m in love with Love at First Bite, it’s such a pretty summery shade.

  • Calm Heat – a mid-tone nude (matte)
  • Shy Girl – a creamy neutral coral beige (cremesheen)
  • Love at First Bite – a bright fuchsia (amplified)
  • Si, Si, Me! – a deep violet (satin)

There are also four Cremesheen Glass lip glosses in the collection (£18.00). I have Cha-Cha-Cha which is a mid toned peach. It has a sheer, creamy finish that feels moisturising and nourishing on the lips.

  • Cha-Cha-Cha – a warm peachy pink
  • Shake, Shake, Shake! – a bright apricot orange
  • La Salsa – a soft purple
  • Summer Succulence – a cool beige

Next onto my favourite product, the Eyeshadow Palette – the Fruity Juicy Eyeshadow X6 palettes come in three fun and bright options. Interestingly, the palette is really quite heavy and made of metal, which I haven’t seen before from MAC (but please correct me if I’m wrong). I really like the thin, sleek case, and it also comes with a mirror inside the lid which is a bonus.

I have the Eyeshadow X6 Palette (£24.50) in Fruit a La La, which is just beautiful. I didn’t choose this myself as I was sent it to review, but I’m so glad I received this one. The shades are all warm in tone and intense in pigment, in mostly matte and satin finishes. There’s also a lovely high shimmer copper-orange frost shade included which looks great on the centre of the eyelid.

  • Cocktai Black – a deep brown grey with pearl (satin)
  • Fuchsia Fury – a bright blue pink (satin)
  • Carnal Charm – a bright burnt orange red (matte)
  • Arriba! – a frosty rose (frost)
  • Soleil, So Lovely – a dirty grey nude (matte)
  • Glamour Light – a warm beige (satin)

I’m extremely impressed with these products, the Fruity Juicy Collection is just spot on in terms of my aesthetic and the colour selection is perfectly on trend right now. A couple of items have sold out already, but theres still quite a few products in stock – so be sure to snap then up fast if you’d like to get your hands on some of the collection before is all sells out!

The Fruity Juicy Collection is available now at MAC Cosmetics.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

MAC Future Forward: Dej Loaf Lipglass

Posted on June 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I have the first of four exclusive MAC Future Forward collaborations to share with you today. Let’s take a look at the Dej Loaf Lipglass…

M·A·C teams up with the next generation of women shaping music’s future in a series of exclusive collaborations. Each female visionary taps into her creativity with a limited-edition colour statement. Dej Loaf is flipping the rap game on its head with her inventive turns of phrase and killer beats, boasting a singular visual to match. A confident master of balancing restraint and drama, her style savvy is pitch-perfect with a caramel-tinged Lipglass you can mix and mouth off any way you choose. Exclusively Online.

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MAC’s Dej-Loaf Lipglass is described as a soft mid toned nude, it’s a caramel toned gloss that can be used to create both a high shine glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. The colour is deeper than I expected, more of a mid warm caramel brown, with a subtle golden orange micro sparkle.

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On application, this gloss was also more translucent than I expected, which in my opinion is a good thing as this definitely makes it more of a wearable shade. It’s actually a really nice semi-sheer caramel which will suit most skin tones, and the micro sparkles catch the light beautifully. The formula is pretty standard for a MAC Lipglass, being slightly tacky yet comfortable on the lips.

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MAC’s Dej-Loaf Lipgloss is £14.50 and available exclusively online at MAC now. I’ll also have the other three Future Forward collaboration products coming up on the blog very shortly!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

10 Lip Products To Try This Spring

Posted on May 19, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I thought it was about time I gave you the lowdown on some gorgeous new lip products I’ve been trying out lately. I’ve actually put together a mixture of new releases as well as slightly older favourites here, included balms, glosses and lipsticks. There should be something here to suit all budgets, tastes and styles. Enjoy!

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So let’s start with the balms! Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 03 My Pink (£18.00) is the product that I’ve been using the most this week. I’ve been loving this so much since it arrived – this is a hydrating lip balm that gives a beautiful soft iridescence to the lips. I also love the casing on this balm, it’s weighty and feels expensive and well made. This is definitely a makeup bag staple for me.

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If you don’t fancy splashing the cash this Sleek Pout Polish Lip Balm in 962 Frosting (£4.49) is a fantastic budget alternative. I love Sleek for lip products an this handy little pot acts as a balm as well as giving a tint of colour to the lips. Frosting is a gorgeous barbie pink shade which I love!

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Then we have Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Liquid Lipstick in 08 Babe Idole (£8.99) This is somewhere between a gloss and a balm in terms of how it feels on the lips. I’m in love with the new Aqua Laque formula, it’s super silky and smooth feeling, giving a dose of hydration as well as a decent pop of colour. It’s not the longest lasting product but it really does soften your lips – mine are usually dry, which is why I love this so much.

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If you fancy trying out a new gloss, I highly recommend trying Lancome Lip Lover in 337 (£18.50) This is easily one of the best glosses I’ve ever used. It’s completely non-sticky, it feels silky and smooth and lasts longer than expected before you need to re-apply. The packaging is also rather special, you have to click a button to make the wand pop up, I love it!

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Moving on to the lipsticks, Too Faced Melted Metal Liquid Lipstick in Melted Metallic Tutu (£15) is fantastic if you’re looking for something a little different. I’m a big fan of the original Melted Lipsticks so I couldn’t wait to try out the new Melted Metals range. There are eight shades available and I have Tutu, which is a beautiful bright pink / coral shade. It has an amazing high shimmer, almost pearlised finish and lasts for a good few hours before you need to re-apply.

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Every girl should own a red lipstick, and Lancome L’ Absoulu Rouge in 132 Caprice (£23.50) really is the most beautiful true red. It has a luxuriously creamy formula that’s long lasting and comfortable to wear, and because it’s a ‘true’ red (i.e. not pink or orange toned) it should suit all skin tones. The packaging is also super luxurious with a magnetic lid – I love the feel and click of a magnetic lid closing!

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If you’re a fan of intense lip shades, you should definitely check out Sleek True colour Lipstick in 773 Candy Cane (£4.99) Sleek is easily my favourite budget brand for lipsticks, and they have some gorgeous bright colours available that are perfect for summer. Candy Cane is an intense coral / red shade that’s definitely not for the faint hearted. The formula is spot on too, it’s creamy, easy to apply and lasts!

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For those that prefer a more subtle lip, RMK Irresistible Lips B lipstick in 02 (£19.00) would be the perfect choice. I’ve only recently started trying out RMK products and I’m loving everything I’ve managed to get my hands on so far! This Irresistble Lipstick is perfect for every day wear, giving a sheer slick of colour that feels creamy and hydrating.

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The Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Golden Peach (£22.00) has to be the most interesting product out of the bunch. This Paint Wash Lip colour actually feels (and this shade looks) more like a highlighter that a gloss! It has a high pigmented high shimmer finish that really is something special, and it feels amazingly silky to apply. I don’t actually think I’ve seen a lip product like this before!

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And lastly the Bourjois ColorBoost Lip Crayon in 07 Proudly Naked (£7.99). Another winner from Bourjois, this Lip Crayon is another great product for every day wear, giving a sheer veil of colour and a satiny shine.

So there we have it! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Lola Make Up | First Impressions

Posted on November 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I was recently sent a small bundle of products to try out from an unfamiliar band – Lola Cosmetics. I love discovering new brands so I was super excited to find out what they were like! If you haven’t heard of Lola, it’s a new British designed makeup brand created by professional makeup artists. Lola offers a wide range of colours, high quality textures and professional artisty tools, and products are available exclusively at selected M&S stores and M&S Online.

Their autumn / winter collection, entitled IT GIRL is inspired by the ‘intoxicating buzz of ’60’s and ’70’s downtown New York’

Showcasing a painterly way of wearing colour to create more edgy, statement looks. It’s a more creative take on colour blocking and the smokey eye. Lips tell three different stories: nude throws a retro focus on dark and dramatic eyes; deep berry gives a sultry rock goddess vibe, whilst the bright hue of our Hot Pink Lip Gloss shocks in just the right way.

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Lipgloss in Hot Pink (£10) – this gloss contains hydrating hyaluronic acid which works in combination with an active vitamin complex to help volumise and condition lip, and aloe vera extract to help soothe and repair. I’m not the biggest gloss fan at the moment as I prefer lipsticks, but this really is a pretty decent product. It has a non sticky finish and gives a lovely glossy shine. I love the bright pink colour too!

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Single eyeshadow in Dark Blue (£10) – this eyeshadow contains silicon particles and emollient oils to give an ultra-silky touch, excellent adherence and help prevent creasing. This really is a beautifully finely milled, super soft shadow. It’s easy to work with and blend, I have no complaints with this one! Blue is notoriously a difficult eyeshadow colour to pull off, but I think once you have the nack, this shade would look gorgeous paired with a nude lip.

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And lastly the Eye Pencil in Gold (£10) – this medium-soft pencil glides on smoothly for easy application and good coverage. The formula is definitely soft and doesn’t drag, but it doesn’t have the best coverage and is pretty sheer. I’m a big fan of high pigmented products so I’d have loved if this came out as intense deep gold. This is a light sparkly gold shade though so it could work really well on the inner corners of the eye as a highlighter.

Overall I’m impressed with these products, with ech of them being £10 each they’re probably a bit more than I’d like to pay, but I’ll definitely be checking the rest of the product range out when I’m in M&S to see if anything catches my eye!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried Lola cosmetics before? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains samples provided for review

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child

Posted on March 28, 2014

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Hi Guys!

After purchasing my Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo, I couldn’t wait to try something else out from their range. If you haven’t heard of Hourglass, they are a fabulous luxury cosmetics company founded in 2004 and can be purchased from Space NK. Hourglass products definitely sit at the high end of the cosmetics spectrum – the brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention with top quality ingredients (don’t ya know!). I’m such a sucker for high end products in pretty packaging!! 🙂

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So off I went and ordered the Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child. The colour ‘Child’ is a gorgeous sheer warm golden shimmer.

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Now this is going to sound silly, but unless you’ve ever held an Hourglass Lipgloss you probably won’t understand (either that or I’m just plain crazy!) The gloss tube is really nice to hold and use, I’d actually go as far as saying it’s ergonomic! It’s kind of a partly flattened cylinder shape. It’s just really nice to hold! Sorry if that sounds a bit weird!! 🙂

Anyway, more about the gloss!

Pure pigment, pure shine, pure luxury—this intensely-hued, super lustrous lip gloss is formulated with active ingredients that hydrate and restore lips for an immediately soft and smooth effect.

• Richly pigmented, high-shine lip gloss also hydrates lips

• Vitamin E-enhanced formula keeps lips from cracking or chapping

• Wears alone or layers over lipstick and liner to impart opulent shine

• Free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates 

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This is definitely one of the best lip glosses I’ve used in a long time. From opening the box, the product looks and feels luxurious. The gloss itself is the perfect formula, it’s not sticky and glides on the lips smoothly. The gorgeous golden shimmer sparkles and catches the light, it’s definitely going to be a staple in my makeup bag this summer!

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Glosses are currently £21 at Space NK, which is fairly expensive, but we all need a treat sometimes, right? 😉

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx