Saturday, 31 March 2012

Revlon Lip Butters and L'oreal Rouge Caresse

I've been dying to get my hands on the Revlon Lip Butters for ages and they were finally released in the UK a few weeks ago. It took me a while to find them stocked in Boots but I eventually managed to buy some (and swatch all of the others!) yesterday.


Boots have a 3 for 2 deal on loads of products at the moment so I was going to pick up 3 Revlon Lip Butters as I was finding it tough choosing just 1 but one of my favourites, Peach Parfait wasn't available (well I wasn't going to buy the manky one that had been opened!).


Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake, L'oreal Rouge Caresse Fashionista Pink, Revlon Lip Butter Cotton Candy

I narrowed my choices down to Strawberry Shortcake and Cotton Candy. So far I'm really liking them as they are moisturising on the lips as well as providing a nice shot of colour. On the lips I thought Cotton Candy was my favourite but looking back at these photos I really like Strawberry Shortcake too!


Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
 
Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy
Since I didn't get a third Revlon Lip Butter I decided to get a L'oreal Rouge Caresse as they seem to be the L'oreal version of a Revlon Lip Butter. The shade I chose is Fashionista Pink which is a sheer light pink colour that doesn't show up on the lips much. They had some really nice, bold red and pink shades which were very tempting but I decided to go for something a bit more wearable. One thing I would say about these compared with the Revlon ones is that these feel more silky on the lips and they glide on more easily. 


L'oreal Rouge Caresse in Fashionista Pink
Arm swatches of Strawberry Shortcake, Fashionista Pink and Cotton Candy

I really like both the Revlon and the L'oreal offerings and would definately recommend them. I still kinda want the Revlon Peach Parfait but we'll see since I have bought a lot of other lip products lately!

Suzy
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Friday, 30 March 2012

Blogger Appreciation Award



Yay I won an award! Alice from Bright Town Girl has awarded me the Blogger Appreciation Award. It's great to receive this sort of thing so I'm really happy about it, thanks Alice! If you don't already follow Alice you should definately check out her blog as it's become one of my favourites. I'm always excited to read her latest blog posts :)

Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award with their blog link on your post.
2. Answer the following 4 questions. 
3. Award the Blogger Appreciation Award to as many reader/commenters/supporters/followers as you'd like.
4. Let the blogger know you've just awarded them, either through comment, email, tweet.

Here Are The Questions:
1. How long have you been blogging? 
I started blogging in August last year, it doesn't seem like it's been that long!


2. What are 1-2 reasons you started blogging?
I started reading lots of beauty blogs to check out the latest products and reviews so thought I'd give it a go myself as it seemed like a good hobby. Also it saves my poor fiancĂ© from having to feign excitement at my hauls or my latest wants/needs! 

3. What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
Most of the blogs I follow are beauty blogs but I do read a few cooking/healthy eating and fashion ones as well. I'm always on the lookout for new blogs to follow.

4. What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger on your blog?
Definitely the quality of my photos! I'm totally in awe of some of the photography skills I've seen on other blogs. Also some people seem so creative with their backgrounds and props so my photos seem boring compared to those!

I nominate the following Bloggers/Commenters for this Award:


Thanks for reading,
Suzy


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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Lush Weather

How amazing has the weather been this week?! I booked this week off from work as well so I certainly hit lucky!

Sorry I haven't blogged much lately! I haven't been buying as many beauty products over the last few weeks. That hasn't stopped me from shopping though, just bought some clothes, shoes and a bag instead!

I thought I'd pop up a few photos from the last few days when I've been enjoying some lovely long walks in the sun with my fiancé.

Quayside - Millenium Bridge
 
Tynemouth Beach

Whitley Bay - St Mary's Lighthouse in the background

I took these photos on my brand new iPhone 4s. The camera is so much better on this compared with my old iPhone 3gs! I bought a lovely Kate Spade case for my new phone, so cute don't ya think?




Since it's pay day tomorrow I'm off to the Metrocentre for a spot of retail therapy. I'm hoping the Superdrug there will stock Look Beauty as the Newcastle one doesn't and I've been wanting to check out their range for a while now! Also I haven't managed to find any Revlon Lip Butters in Newcastle either so I'll look out for those too.

How have you been enjoying the lovely weather? Have you enjoyed a nice fruity cider in a beer garden? Let me know what you've been up to and send links to your blog posts.

Suzy
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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Models Own Pink Blush

To ease the Sunday night blues I decided to paint my nails in a lovely bright pink polish.

This is Models Own Pink Blush. 



I love Models Own nail polish, they are such a great formula and there are so many nice colours. They are releasing some new Beetlejuice shades tomorrow and I love the look of the shade Indian Ocean.

Do you like Models Own nail polish? Which shades are your favourites?

Suzy
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NOTD - L'oreal Color Riche Perle De Jade

Hope you're all having a great weekend :)

I've got another Spring based NOTD for you today! 

This nail polish is from a new L'oreal range called Color Riche and it's the shade Perle De Jade (602). It's a really nice mint green which does look kinda blue in some lights, as shown on my photo! I think it fits in nicely with all the pastel/candy colours in all of the clothes shops at the moment. I so want all of the pretty coloured jeans and blazers out at the moment!



I quite like the brush on these polishes as it's a wide oval shape but it's really thin so it's quite easy to paint the whole nail quickly. The only problem with this particular shade is it's a cream type formula and can go quite streaky! I haven't made a great job of painting my nails as the first coat was quite see-through and streaky then I got impatient on the second coat and put on a thick layer! 

I would love to try more of these polishes as they are cute though. I also own the shade French Riviera (601) which is a similar colour as it's pastel blue but has a bit of shimmer running through it. I may pop up a NOTD using that one soon.

Thanks for reading,
Suzy
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Friday, 16 March 2012

Pixi Daytime Look

Yay it's finally Friday, my favourite day of the week!
I posted about the Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit back in January and I hadn't got round to using it until tonight -oops! It's a great palette containing 32 eyeshadows, 8 blushers and 16 lip colours. They are all very wearable colours and it's great that you can pretty much create a whole look with this palette, you just need to add a few extras like foundation and mascara.


Makeup used in this look: Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, Benefit The Porefessional Primer, Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla, MUA Clear Mascara (brows), Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara

Tonight I went for two purple shades on my eyes, a lavender shade and a mid toned purple in the crease and around the outer edge. The eyeshadows are great quality, they go on quite sheerly at first but can be built up and they don't have any fall out. Unfortunately you can't make out the subtle purple shades on my lids, I think my camera flash is too bright! They look more of a silver shade for some reason.

The two purple shades in the centre of the photograph were used in this look
 


I really liked the blush I used on my cheeks. It's a neutral shimmery beige colour which gives a fab healthy glow to the skin.

I went for neutral lips as well, a milky beige colour with the tinest amount of shimmer. The gloss gave a nice sheen to the lips and wasn't sticky. I guess it would be hard to reapply this throughout the day as you are unlikely to carry the palette round but apart from that it's great.


Lipgloss used = top left. Blush used = second from the top on the right


I'm looking forward to creating some more looks with this palette and I may well pop them on my blog :)

Have you tried any Pixi makeup? What are your opinions? I really want to try the new pink nail polish they have brought out! Hopefully I will spot it in a store near me soon :)

Thanks for reading,
Suzy


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Monday, 12 March 2012

NOTD - Barry M in Berry Icecream

I've got another NOTD post for you all today.

I'm loving all things Spring at the moment and this pastel colour is perfect for the season.




This is a Barry M nail polish in the shade Berry Icecream. As always I really like the formula as it glides on smoothly and looks opaque in two coats.

Are you loving pastel shades too? I really need to get myself to Primark to see those pastel coloured blazers everyone seems to be blogging/tweeting about!

Suzy
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Sunday, 11 March 2012

NOTD - 17 Lasting Fix in Juicy

Thought I'd pop on a quick Nail of the Day post :)

Here I'm wearing 17 Lasting Fix nail polish in the shade Juicy. This is a new shade and it's perfect for Spring. It's a lovely lime green with shimmer in it. 




It took 3 coats to achieve this level of opacity but it dries nice and quickly so it's not much trouble.

17 Cosmetics are holding a Twitter party tonight at 7pm where they will be giving out goodie bags so if you don't already follow them I would do so now. Their Twitter name is @Official17

What nail colours are you rocking for Spring? Send links to your blog posts/photos :)

Suzy
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

FOTD - Feeling Peachy

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far :)

I was pretty bored waiting for Take Me Out to come on TV (yes, that is the highlight of my week!) so I thought I'd play around with some makeup.



I tend to go for pink based cheeks and lips so I thought I'd try something different with some of the products I've bought lately.
 




 


The products I used to create this look are:
  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC15
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW15
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
  • Benefit The Porefessional primer (Not pictured...doh!)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Honesty
  • Models Own eyeshadow in Pale Peach
  • Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black
  • MUA clear mascara for the brows (Not pictured...oops again)
  • Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in Lace - used shade Chantilly only (far left)
  • Topshop lipstick in Ohh La La





Hope you enjoyed this FOTD. Send links to all your looks as I'd love to see them :)

Suzy

PS - Don't forget to check out my blog sale! :D
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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki and Watch Me Simmer

I seem to be buying quite a few lipsticks lately even though I'm too scared to wear them outside! I will wear them soon though, I don't want to have wasted my money!

So my latest purchases are these limited edition MAC lipsticks:

Top: MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Bottom: Shop MAC Watch Me Simmer

Watch Me Simmer is from the latest collection called Shop MAC. I really like the outer sleeve on this lipstick, it's nice and bright and as I tend to keep the boxes I will be able to spot this one easily! 


 MAC Watch Me Simmer
 
On the MAC website this lipstick is described as a bright pink-orange which I'd agree with. This is an amplified formula so it smoothes onto the lips really easily. I really like this lipstick as I normally go for pink colours on the lips but I've been branching out to corals/oranges lately.


MAC Watch Me Simmer - lip swatch

The Viva Glam Nicki lipstick was launched this month and I've been eyeing this up for a while after seeing it appear on blogs. It's described as a bright yellow pink on the MAC website which I guess is correct. I don't exactly see yellow in it but it's not a really warm or cool pink so I guess it must be yellow haha. 

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

I like it as I think it's quite different and will look great on lots of skin tones. This one is a satin finish and feels slightly more drying on the lips compared to Watch Me Simmer but with a slick of lip balm/gloss it will be fine. 


MAC Viva Glam Nicki - lip swatch (Sorry it's slightly blurred!)

Hand swatches L-R - MAC Viva Glam Nicki, MAC Watch Me Simmer


Have you bought any MAC lipsticks lately? Send links to your blog posts :)

Thanks for reading,
Suzy
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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sleek Blush By 3 Palette

I was so happy to finally get my hands on this palette on Saturday! 




My local Superdrug has stocked these palettes for a few weeks now but every time I went in they had all of the other shades apart from Lace which is what I wanted.





So here we have Lace in all it's beautiful glory...


Shades L to R: Crochet, Guipure and Chantilly


This set of shades are orange based as you can see. The two outer shades are matte and the middle one is a gorgeous shimmer blush. The middle one is my fave but I love the others as well. 

 


They are very pigmented and they are a great size. I think £9.99 is a very good price for this set. The mirror is great for touch ups on the go. 

I think this palette would be great for travelling as you don't have to carry 3 separate products but you can create a range of looks by wearing each shade alone or layered over each other as the information on the packaging suggests.

Have you bought any of these palettes? Which is your favourite?

Suzy
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Suzy's Blog Sale

I've moved my blog sale to it's own page, please take a look:

Suzy's Blog Sale
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