Monday, 23 April 2012

Mini MUA Haul!

MUA had an incredible offer on their website this week, get a free 'Immaculate Collection' palette worth £8 with any order! Ive been wanting to try the Love Heart lip balms for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity.

Anyway, it arrived this morning and looks great! Can't wait to try the eyeshadows, and the lip balms were used straight away as I couldn't resist the smell. 

I got 'Sweet Kiss' and 'Great Lips', and they're just delicious. Might have to just buy the rest of them now.. I can confirm they are highly addictive.

What do you think of MUA or the Love Heart collection?

NOTD: Mint Madness

I had yet to get into the swing of things pastel nails-wise. However when I saw this beauty in Primark (of all places!) on my recent trip to Manchester I was intrigued!

I had never heard of the brand before, Angelica, but at £2.50 each I thought why not give it a try? They had so many colours sorted into pastels, neons, glitters, and crackles - needless to say the stand looked a bit epic.

But, I limited myself to just one (being good!) and I invested in shade 84 'Be Mine'.

The consistency is beautiful, and two coats was more than satisfactory. Having only just applied I'm not sure what the staying power will be like, but I'll keep you updated..

Have you ever heard of Angelica? Have you tried any other shades?

Monday, 16 April 2012

MAC Verve - The perfect nude summer lipstick?

When it comes to lipsticks, I'm typically a coral/pink/red kind of girl. However, I fancied trying something different, and a nude coloured lipstick was just that. 'Verve' looked like a shade that I could wear with very little effort.

I have to admit that in this picture the shade does not look the same as in real life! Imagine it to be a bit more peachy and a bit less brown. This swatch is more true to shade:

This is a satin finish, and so it glides on like a dream and doesn't feel drying at all. It's just simply put, an easy to wear lipstick. I think it'll be perfect for long, sunny summer days and it'll go with any eye make-up look you're sporting. I feel like it just brightens up the whole face also, which is a nice bonus.

You can buy 'Verve' on the MAC site. I would highly reccomend this as a fail-safe summer shade!

Do you have a favourite nude summer lipstick?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Review: Illamasqua Welt

Illamasqua has forever fascinated me, think it's something to do with the whole stage make-up thing they have going on. Such strong looks and bold statements!

So I've been dying to test out one of their lipsticks for ages now, and so I chose my first (of many) shades, Welt.

Welt is a very deep magenta colour, and at first I wasn't sure but I wanted to try something different from my usual corals and peaches.

It went on like a dream, easy to apply would be an understatement! As soon as I put it on I could tell that this was going to have more staying power than I could ever imagine, it almost felt like I was putting paint on my lips. However despite this, it was in no way heavy. In fact, I'd say it feels like one of the most lightweight lipsticks I've ever had.

It's not a colour I'd wear every day as it's quite a bold statement colour. However, it's great for nights out because of the staying power also.

Overall, incredibly impressed and will definitely be creating a little Illamasqua lipstick collection!

Have you tried any Illamasqua lipsticks or other products? As impressed as me?