Friday, 25 May 2012

Nude Obsession?

It's safe to say that I  tend to gravitate to the nude lip look more often than ever. I love a good nude lip, its just simple and easy to whip out and goes with just about any look you have on. Sometimes i can just reapply my lipstick without even having to worry about looking into a mirror.

Now a few of these shades may seem a little on the darker nude side and some people may not even consider then nude. But with my NC40 skin tone these few shades are just complimenting of my warm undertones. Looking dead is not cute, so nude shades with more darker brown hues or even pink undertones suit me perfectly. Everyone is different and depending on  your skin colour  as well as personal preference your choice of nude lipstick shade will vary.

Anyways enough with the rambling, these are the *cough* few nude lipstick shades I carry around in my makeup bag. How did i accumulate all these lippies is beyond me, I guess you can never have one too many *spoken like a true beauty junkie*

Rimmel Nude Delight, Maybelline Color Sensational Warm Me Up, Nyx Round Lipstick Thalia, Mac Hug Me and Nyx Megashine Lipgloss Natural

Nude Delight, Warm Me up, Thalia, Hug Me and Natural

What are your favourite nude shades?

Monday, 21 May 2012

NOTD - OPI I Have A Herring Problem

I previously mentioned how much i love the new OPI Holland collection. Ok maybe it's not so new anymore. But as i was saying, i picked up a couple and this is another one that i am absolutely in love with. Unfortunately, my camera just does not do it justice.

But it's a gorgeous blue grey with silver shimmer that looks stunning particularly in the sun. Best Collection Eva. Nuff' said;)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

NOTD- SportsGirl Nail It Ginger

I have always loved Sportsgirl, not only for the fashion but lately i have been loving their nail polishes. They have been impressing me with some great color ranges and constantly switching up new shades to suit the season that i'm always purchasing something new when i pop into a store.

My most recent purchase was this gorgeous pumpkin orange jelly finish shade. Now i am more of a cream finish lover but this jelly based shade just called out to me. It  looks sophisticated and fun at the same time. Opaque in 3 coats with slight nail line visible ,it lasted a good 5 days with minimal tip wear. Looking forward to purchasing more of these nail polishes. Definitely do check out the SportGirl nail it polishes next time your in store!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Review: Mac Select Moisturecover

Concealer, a university students best friend!  Lately,due to the sudden onset of exams, my appearance seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Basically I look like death!  The one thing that i believe has been helping my poor little, tired eyes, is none other than my trusty old Mac Select Moisturecover concealer in the shade NC42. Now i have to state that i do not have terrible dark circles under my eyes, at least not yet. But with the amount of caffeine i consume, lack of sleep and staying up till the wee hours of the morning, this concealer goes a long way.

This was the first concealer i ever owned, yes i used to never use concealer  *shock horror*. Here are my thoughts

Now this has a very thin formula so if you have a lot to cover this may not work for you. But due to its consistency it does make it easy to blend as it just sinks into my skin. I do not set it with a powder and it last me a whole day at uni without any caking whatsoever. I use the applicator directly onto my face and either blend with my fingers or use my foundation brush and love the results. Overall, this is definitely a light to medium coverage concealer perfect for on the go and if your not looking for any  heavy duty concealing. This is definitely a repurchase in the concealer deparment for me, however I do have others im testing out so stay tuned for more reviews to come.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The First 3 To Go

I did it!  I  finished 3 beauty products and boy am i happy about it!!! As i mentioned in a post sometime ago HERE, i have been making a conscious effort to use up some unloved products, and voila i have!!
3 down a billion more to go;)

Here are my mini reviews of the items i'm done with;

Benefit BadGal Lash - I really like this mascara, granted this is a sample but i have previously owned the full size and enjoyed it. It mostly elongates the lashes,not much volume is added but it does a decent job. Now, i recently purchased the Benefit They're Real mascara, but i have yet to open it. You know the whole * I'm trying to use up what is opened and making my way through the ton of mascara I have somehow accumulated*  Is this a repurchase, yes but not at this very moment.

Smashbox PhotoFinish Light Primer and  Rimmel Fix and Perfect - I'm on the fence with primers. No i lie, actually I  don't see a difference with using them. It's just one additional step in my daily routine that i could actually do without. These 2 did not wow me. I didn't notice my makeup staying on any longer neither was there any oil control.  So not a repurchase for me. I do have others to try and i'm currently using Benefits Porefessional but i'm still very much on the fence.

 Have you finished up any products lately?