Friday, 27 February 2015

The 90's Lip || MAC Velvet Teddy

I think everyone, not just us beauty girls have had the words MAC Velvet Teddy on their lips. With it supposedly being one of Kylie Jenner's favourite lip products, it has quickly become the shade to wear. Seeing as KJ has that perfect pout (enhanced or not) everyone wants Velvet Teddy in their collection. I must admit I'm not normally one to give into the hype of a product, but I just couldn't resist this beauty of a lipstick and I went hunting for it for quite some time. It felt like MAC forever had it out of stock, so you can only imagine my excitement when it was restocked - I picked it up right away.

Normally I'm not one for nude toned lipsticks. If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know I love my brights. But over the last couple of months I've seen a lot of posts and videos which have provided those tips and tricks on how to create the illusion that you've got a much fuller pout. It looked as though nude lipsticks were the number one choice to give your lips that plumping effect. Not to mention the nineties lip is right on trend, so everything was pointing me in the direction of Velvet Teddy,

After wearing this for what feels like weeks on end, I can honestly say that I'm completely in love with this lipstick and it's fast become a favourite of mine. First of all, used in the right way and paired with the perfect liner it really does a fantastic job at enchaining your lips. The shade is a stunning brown tone nude that has a matte finish. What I really love is the pigmentation of this lipstick, it's fabulous and the matte formula means that this lasts for hours after application.

I just love everything about this lipstick, and loving the nineties lip look just as much - I think that nude lips give your look a more classic feel. When I wear Velvet Teddy I'm not only creating that classic look, but I find this shade of nude really draws attention to your lips in a good way. Even though this is a nude, Velvet Teddy is a great way to wear a statement lip! I love it.

I would love to know what your thoughts are on Velvet Teddy, do you love it as much as me? 

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Perfect Girl Hair || Dirty Looks HK Extensions

When it comes to our own hair am I right in thinking that were all lusting after locks we simply don't have? Yes we have those great hair days, which for me are probably way outnumbered by the bad ones. But there are those moments where I'm just really fed up with my hair. The one thing that really lets my hair down probably is just how thin it is. Don't let my pictures on Instagram fool you, my locks really lack life, curls never hold and don't even get me started on volume! My sister on the other hand has gloriously thick hair, hair that I just think looks beautiful and I'm slightly envious she got the better genes in the hair department. Despite me secretly wanting her hair, she often tells me her hair is too thick and she would love it to be a bit thinner. Which brings me back to my first point, I think we all want hair that we simply can't or never have.

However for me there is a solution to having perfect girl hair, and incase you didn't guess by the title of this post, my hair saviour are the Dirty Looks HK Hair Extensions. Around a year ago I got a post up reviewing these amazing hair extensions (you can read that post here) and a year on I'm still loving them just as much. I sometimes think it's good to reevaluate a product, especially for review purposes as you guys can see that I truly do love a product. 

Hair extensions are one of those things which I think pretty much every girl has or has tried, and with so many on the market to choose from it can be hard to know which ones to choose. Let's face it, there not exactly the cheapest of things to buy, but if you invest in the right ones, its money well spent. As a girl who loves long hair, and like I mentioned at the beginning of this post have extremely thin hair, I love wearing extensions to add a little length and more importantly to add thickness to my hair. A few clip-ins really does make such a huge amount of difference to my hair and it only takes seconds to apply them. 

The Dirty Looks HK Hair Extensions still have to be the best I've tried and since receiving them they are the only hair extensions I reach for - They're that good! If you're looking to invest in some hair extensions this year I can't recommend these ones enough. If your happy with the length of your hair, but like me need to add thickness then Dirty Looks have the perfect solution. They offer the quad weft, which is essentially four wefts sewn into one band and its a fabulous way to add thickness to your hair instantly. This comes with your hair extension pack or alternatively you can purchase it on its own, which I did. 

One hair style that I often create is the classic pony tail, especially on those second day hair days. However the thinness of my hair really shows whenever I wear my hair in this classic style. To fix that problem I always pop in my quad weft, curl my hair and then tie it up, and as you can see from the pictures in todays post it really does make such a difference. The hair extensions blend beautifully into my own hair, and my pony tail looks so full and thick which I love. These extensions really are a my hair saviour. 

I can't recommend that you take a look at the Dirty Looks website enough, especially if your on the hunt for some new extensions. I promise you, you won't regret it. If your still unsure, take a look at my first review of the extensions here, where I go into much more detail.

I would love to know what your favourite extensions are and if your a fan of Dirty Looks too?

Lots of Love


Monday, 23 February 2015

My Favourite Eyeliner || Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

I love the simple things in life, and doing makeup every morning is therapeutic - Nothing is quite as satisfying as using pretty makeup products. However creating a super sleek feline flick every morning is no simple task and was something that I would dread doing most days. Some days I'd have a perfect flick on one eye, a wonky one on the other and there are those mornings where I was obviously rocking the panda look, as my flicks were that bad... You get the idea - Using gel liner is no easy task. So when Benefit released the They're Real Push Up Liner, the ultimate tool designed to help you with your flicks, I knew I had to try it.

Admittedly I am really late on the bandwagon with this one as I was a little bit sceptical over the claims and with it retailing at £18.50 I thought it was a bit on the pricey side for an eyeliner. However after reading rave reviews and trying out my best friends one (which turned out to be love instantly) I knew this amazing eyeliner had to work its way into my everyday makeup routine.

First of all I love the way Benefit have designed this eyeliner. I've never seen or come across an eyeliner that uses a twist up mechanism to release the product. I find this to be great as I get the perfect amount of product that I need for each lash line. Secondly the unique spongy but firm nib makes for a super precise, comfortable and perfect application, which makes the They're Real Push Up Liner my new favourite. 

The angled nib allows you to get really close to your lash line and right into the inner corners towards your eye. Not only that you're able to angle the nib in such a way that you can create a thin or thick line, depending on what look you're going for. The best part about this design and what makes this product truly magic is that the nib allows to to create those perfect feline flicks with ease and you're able to create those wings in one clean motion. Benefit's They're Real Push Up Liner really does give you wings! 

As for the actual formula, it's amazing. This liner doesn't even claim to be waterproof, but it might as well be as it really doesn't budge, smudge or wear throughout the day. Once it's on it plans on staying put until you decide to wash it off - And even then I have to use a really good eye makeup remover to get it off with ease. The liner is super black too and has a matte finish, which I love.

Overall I can't fault this product, and I can't see myself without it - It really has been life changing where my makeup is concerned. If you've been thinking about trying this out, I can't recommend enough that you give it ago. I love it.

If you've tried They're Real Push Up Liner let me know in the comments below, do you love it as much as I do?

Lots of Love


Friday, 20 February 2015

Yves Rocher Le Parfum Comme Une Evidence

February really is the month of love with it being Valentines day and all, but aside from this, for me it's one of those months that really start to get me in the mood for spring. It's around this time of year that I start to make those transitional changes, especially with my makeup and more importantly my fragrance. 

One perfume that I've been loving recently is the Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence L'Extrait de Parfum, it's one of those really light and stunningly beautiful floral scents that's just so feminine and girly to wear. If you love floral scented perfumes that are not too sweet smelling, keep reading as this perfume will be perfect for you and a great addition to your dresser.

First of all, how gorgeous is the packaging? I've always wanted to own a perfume that has one of those vintage style pumps that you press to disburse the perfume. I just love the style of this bottle, and again this way of spraying on your perfume just makes this bottle all the more special. It get's top marks if you're one of these girls like me who love to display your perfume on your dresser - With this design it really stands out.

As for the scent, like I mentioned this one is just lovely - It's such a lovely light spring scent that is perfect for everyday wear. As soon as I spray this I can instantly smell rose, which is a smell that I personally love - I love anything girly. Secondly I can smell Jasmine, which is another scent that I absolutely adore - Jasmine has to be one of my favourite scents and the Jasmine running though this perfume really adds a more sensual smell to it.  Other notes in this perfume are Bergamot, Violet Leaves and Patchouli which all blended together makes a wonderful floral scented perfume that has depth and layers to it. 

Overall I love this perfume, and it wears for hours with only a few sprays needed. Whenever I wear this I always get compliments and asked what scent I'm wearing. If you're looking for a new floral scented perfume I promise you, you won't go wrong with this one.

Have you tried any perfumes from Yves Rocher? What's your favourite?

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lacquers || New Shades

The Makeup Revolution Salvation Lip Lacquers have been around for a little while now, so some of you are probably familiar with its rich intense and ultra glossy formula. If you've had some of these lip lacquers in your collection, you'll be pleased to know that Makeup Revolution have added four new shades to the line and they are quite simply gorgeous. 

First of all what I really love about these lip lacquers has to be that they feel so lovely on your lips. Often a worry with having a lip product so glossy and shiny is that it can be sometimes sticky. However as shiny as these are, they're not really sticky and make such a comfortable wear. The only time I notice any stickiness is when I get that dreaded bit of long hair which has landed onto my lips because of the wind - Haven't we all been there? For more of a lip gloss product, they actually keep my lips pretty hydrated and its really nice wearing them this time of year, especially when my lips are prone to getting dry.

I absolutely love the smell of these lip lacquers, whilst they're not overpowering in scent, you do get a lovely warm vanilla smell coming though which is always great when applying them. The best thing about them though has to be the colour payout - Oh my gosh guys, the colour you get when using these is just amazing. Whilst they are not totally opaque like the Lip Lava's that I reviewed the other week (here) they are not as sheer as a gloss, which is great if you're not completely great with wearing super bright colours. You can definitely build up the intensity of these lip lacquers which is great.

As for lasting time, the gloss won't last hours on end, which is to be expected for such a glossy formula. Even though the gloss fades, the colour definitely doesn't and as wear time goes on you're still left with a lovely stain that has faded evenly. 

Left to Right - Depravity, Rebel, Barley There & Paparazzi  

Depravity is probably the most daring shade out of the new releases in this collection just because it's such a bold bright lilac shade. It's definitely one of those perfect colours if you're looking to make a statement lip. I find that this lilac has a slight grey undertone to it though, which my camera doesn't pick up - So if you love wearing cool toned eye shadows, especially silvers or greys this lip lacquer will work amazingly with it.

Out of all the shades, Rebel has to be my favourite and probably the lip lacquer I'm getting the most wear out of. Whilst it's still winter I'm still making the most out of the berry red lip and Rebel really is the perfect shade. I would describe it as a cool toned berry shade that has pink tones to it. It actually reminds me a little bit if MAC's Rebel just a lot more glossier.

Barley There is the nude of the group and I love it. I'm a little obsessed with nude shades at the moment, which is quite unlike me as I'm normally one to choose bright colours all the time. Barley There is the perfect brown toned nude that really gives you that 'your lips, but better' look. It's great for everyday and really wearable. If you're looking for something subtle in terms of colour, but something with great shine, Barley There will be perfect for you.

Paparazzi is that stunningly bright hot pink shade that just screams out summer and I know it's one of those shades I'll reaching for non stop when that time of year comes around. I love how this bright barbie pink lip lacquer has blue undertones to it, so it does that little trick of making your teeth look a lot whiter too. Combined that and a tan and oh my gosh, you will look amazing!

So there you have it, the new Salvation Intense Lacquer shades! Beautiful don't you think? If your planning on adding any of these to your collection, let me know in the comments below.

Lots of Love


Monday, 16 February 2015

Beauty Haul || Too Faced, MAC, Smashbox & More ...

Nothing beats a bit of retail therapy, especially when its the beauty buying kind. If you've been up to date with my most recent blog posts you may have seen rather large beauty wish list go up the other week (here) well a few days after that I headed to Milton Keynes with the bestie and decided to have a much needed splurge. As much as I love the comfort of online shopping, sometimes nothing beats a girly day out at the shops, especially when you can have lunch and a lengthly girly chat over a glass of wine when the shopping gets too much. 

There were a few bits that I needed to get clothes wise, but when it comes down to beauty there were no rules and I decided to pick up whatever it was that I fancied. I still had a lot of gift vouchers that I hadn't used up from Christmas, so thought I would pick up some of the bits that I had been after for quite some time.

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

I cannot express just how excited this palette makes me, as soon as I saw the Double Exposure Palette from Smashbox was released in the UK I just knew I had to have it and I wasn't prepared to wait around for it either. Most of you are probably aware by now that Smashbox has fast become one of my favourite high end brands, I'm yet to try a product that I dislike and am becoming somewhat Smashbox obsessed. I've not gotten around to trying this palette just yet - I've been waiting for a day off just so I can take pictures of it looking pristine for a review (yes the beauty blogger struggle is so real!). 

I love the mixture of shades this palette has to offer, it has some lovely cool toned colours, some deep purples and some pretty natural shades too which makes it such a great all rounder. What really makes this palette exciting is that as soon as the shadows come into contact with water, it changes the  eyeshadows, either making them metallic or deepening them in colour. So effectively you're getting 28 different shades to play around with, which is amazing! I just know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this palette and I can't wait to share my thoughts and feature this in a review.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

This heavenly scented Chocolate Bar Palette has been on my beauty wish list for the longest of time and I'm so pleased to add it to my collection. I know it may look as though I've gone a bit palette crazy, but you can never have too many shadows right? When it comes to eyeshadow, I reach for warm toned browns and neutral shades all the time, so this palette is perfect for me. I just think its such a beautiful looking palette. 

I've been using this non stop since I picked it up and it's just so lovely to use. The shadows are really buttery, super pigmented and blend beautifully. I promise you that no one is exaggerating when they tell you how delicious this palette smells, its gorgeous and you do get those lovely warm chocolate/vanilla smells coming though as soon as you open the palette up. Again I can't wait to feature this in a full review for you all.

MAC Brave Lipstick 

My love for nude lipsticks has become somewhat obsessive over the last few months, I've been wearing MAC Velvet Teddy non stop since I purchased it the other week - Another one of those Kylie Jenner nudes that had been on my wish list for sometime, but again another one of those lipsticks which had been permanently out of stock was Brave. When I was at the MAC counter in Debenhams I asked right away if they had it and to my luck there was only one left! I took this as one of those signs that meant I had to have this lipstick, and I'm so pleased I picked it up - I love it.

Brave is such a pretty pink/brown toned nude and just gives my lips a little more flush of colour than Velvet Teddy. I just love the finish to this lipstick, it's one of MAC's satin formulas so it's lovely and creamy on your lips without it being glossy. I honestly can't get enough of this lipstick, its gorgeous! 

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

I am one of these girls who love winged liner, although be it I'm not brilliant at doing it. As soon as Benefit released 'They're Real Push Up Liner' I have to admit I wanted to give it ago, but refused to give into the hype right away. I don't know, something just doesn't sit to well with me paying a lot for an eyeliner, so I didn't give into temptation. It was actually my friend who had this in her makeup bag and after borrowing it on a few occasions, I saw sense and realised what all the fuss was about surrounding this eyeliner. Again it become one of those 'have to have' products. 

I actually used my Boots points to purchase this which is always such a great feeling, don't you think? Or it says I spend way too much money in Boots! Anyhow I LOVE this eyeliner, it really is amazing. It just makes doing tricky cat flicks on the outer corners of my eyes each morning a breeze, and I love how smudge and fade proof this liner is, it really does stay black though out the whole day. I can't wait to feature this in a review for you all.

MUA Lush Lilac Nail Polish

Another obsession of mine recently has been lilac, I think I wore this shade a lot last summer and I guess I just can't wait for summer to come around again this year. I love wearing pastel colours on my nails and with it being February I'm so ready to ditch dark nails. I have a few lilac nail polishes in my collection, but have been wanting something a little bit lighter, a shade that almost looks a little white and this was the closest that I found. 

I've never tried polishes from MUA before, but this one kind of reminds me of an Essie bottle, its really cute and I love the packaging. I've not tried this yet, so can't say on how well it applies or lasts on my nails, but for £1.00 I won't be complaining.

So that's everything in my beauty haul. I would love to know if you've got any of the products I've picked up and what you're thoughts are on them.

Lots of Love


Monday, 9 February 2015

Smashbox Photo Finish Primers

I'm pretty sure I sound like a broken record as I'm forever raving about the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I've been using the original clear one everyday for the past year and swear by it. I love it so much that I would say it's definitely reached that holy grail status! If you read my review of this product a little while back you will see that not only does this primer give you a flawless application when it comes to applying you're foundation and other makeup, it also keeps your makeup stay put all day. Ladies you honestly need to see it to believe it to see just how well this primer works.

I know the original primer has been a favourite amongst us beauty lovers for sometime now - Yes I was so late to jump on this train, but since the release of the original primer, Smashbox have released other primers with the same formula which suit different skin tones and create different looks on the skin. For Christmas I received the perfect little Smashbox gift set which contained three small sample tubes of the primer, including my beloved Photo Finish Primer. The other two primers included were the luminizing primer and the hydrating one, both which I have been loving and make me even fonder of the Smashbox brand.

The Hydrating Photo Finish Primer really took me by surprise and having oily to combination skin this is a product that I would never pick up at the shops or think to use. However it's the primer I've been reaching for pretty much everyday this year, which to me just shows how good it really is. Although I have that terrible t-zone that is prone to getting a tad oily and its the one place my makeup is guaranteed to slip during the day, I still suffer from dry skin - Weird right? As much as I don't want to put too many oily products on my skin, there are those days where my skin just feels thirsty and needs moisture put back into it. As soon as I apply this primer in the morning its like my face has had the ultimate hydration boost, my skin feels so amazing. So much so that as soon as this primer has worked into the skin, my eyes look more awake and I can see an instant change in the appearance of my skin - It looks healthy and glowy. 

Whereas the original primer is more silicone based, the hydrating primer feels water based. A little goes a long way and it works into your skin very quickly. It honestly makes such a great base for your makeup to sit on and my foundation glides on whenever I've used this. As for staying power, my makeup does stay put pretty much throughout the hole day, not as well as it does using the original Photo Finish Primer - But I don't feel as though my makeup is running off my face at all. A quick touch up of powder around my nose and forehead is all I need to get my makeup looking perfect again. 

If you have dry skin I would definitely recommend this primer, I promise you that you'll love it, especially if you're already a fan of the Photo Finish Primer. If you have combination skin like me, again this primer would be perfect for you, especially on those days your skin needs that extra hydration boost.

The Luminizing Photo Finish Primer has to be one of the prettiest primers that I've ever used and it creates that gorgeous glow fresh faced holiday skin look. This primer is a little thicker in constancy than the other two primers featured in this post and has a velvet like texture to it and can take a little longer to work into the skin. Once applied it leaves your skin looking so smoothed out and gives you a warm but ever so slight bonzed glow. You're skin really has that luminzied look to it, which makes it appear healthy. 

This primer I know is going to be reached for a lot in the summer, and for best effect I would say that this works great under a foundation that's not too full coverage; One that gives you dewy skin would be perfectly paired with this primer as the gold shimmers would really shine though. 

As with all the Smashbox primers that I've tried, I've found each one to prolong my makeup, fill those fine lines and smooth out the skin. They are honestly the best primers I've tried and I love how there are now so many in the range to choose from - Making them perfect for any type of skin tone and suitable for different times of the year. I would love to try the pore minimising one next, it sounds amazing and one to rival Benefits Porefessional. 

I've you've tried any of the Smashbox Primers, please let me know what one is your favourite in the comments below.

Lots of Love


Friday, 6 February 2015

Maggie Hunt Makeup Brushes || The Collection

Every beauty girl needs a good set of makeup brushes FACT. I think its very true what the makeup experts say and that you can have the best makeup in the world, but if you don't use the right tools you're never going to get the best out of your makeup. Over the years, especially since I started blogging I've built up quite the makeup collection, but it's only in the last year or so that I've really started to build up on my collection of makeup brushes. Let's be honest, it can be hard to find the perfect brush, and they're not exactly on the cheap side of the scale - So for me building up my brush collection has been a slow process. However in January I discovered some amazing brushes that I've fallen in love with, are well worth the money and fully recommend to anyone who's looking to build up their brush collection.

At the start of January celebrity makeup artist and aunt to the famous Pixiwoo sisters, Maggie Hunt, held a competition via Facebook to win a set of her brushes. To my amazement I was one of the lucky winners and have been using the Maggie Hunt brushes daily, I love them. 

This small pointed tip brush works amazingly for getting into those really small spaces like the inner corner of your eyes. I've also been loving this brush to touch up concealer or foundation around my lip line after applying lipstick to give the appearance of a fuller lip. The brush is pretty compact so it creates those soft lines beautifully.

Out of all the brushes in the collection, this is the one that feels the softest on my face and I always enjoy using it. The bristles on this brush are dense and pick up just the right amount of powder to gently sweep across your face. I always feel like I get the perfect amount go coverage of powder when using this brush.

This rather large flat eyeshadow brush is super soft and very compact making it perfect for applying a base shadow all over the lid. The brush picks up the product beautifully making for a flawless application. I've not tried this brush with cream shadows yet, but for powder shadows it works brilliantly. This also works great at highlighting under the brow bone. 

I've been loving this small slightly domed contour brush, it makes applying bronzer into the hollows of your cheeks really precise and the softness of the brush also allows your bronzer to be blended out beautifully. Out of all the brushes in the Maggie Hunt collection I would have to say that this is my favourite and would be a great edition to any makeup brush collection.

This medium sized fluffy contour brush makes blending out your eyeshadow a dream. The brush is a little on the flat side which makes a really easy and precise to get into your crease. The brush fluffs out a little towards the end which then makes it great for blending. I love the way that this brush picks up the eyeshadow and you can create a dramatic smokey eye with this brush very quickly. 

This is the smallest eyeshadow brush in the collection and its perfect for layering eyeshadow on the outer or inner corners of the eyes. It's very dense and compacts a lot of product in just a few sweeps across the product. I love using this to add definition to my eye makeup look. Again like the other eyeshadow brushes its extremely soft, which makes it perfect for blending.

I've been loving using this angled eyebrow brush to create a really neutral and full looking brow. All the other eyebrow brushes in my collection tend to be a little more on the stiffer side, so I must admit it did take a little to get used to this one as it is very soft. However the softness of the brush makes you use it with a very light hand and the result is gorgeous natural looking brows. 

This thin and pointed eyeliner brush is extremely dense and is perfect for applying gel liner. The tip gives you really great precision, especially to achieve that all important flick. Although this is such a thin brush, it feels very sturdy in your hands, and I feel like a have a lot of control over the brush, which is so important for doing detailed work. 

This brush pretty much is what it is, it's one of those brushes that I seem to have quite a few of but never really use - Only when my brows are looking horrendous after a fidgety nights sleep. What I do like about this comb is that the actual comb is pretty long so you're able to comb your brows in one clean sweep.

This blush brush is another one of my favourites from the collection. The bristles are nicely compact and the brush feels very fluffy and is so soft on your face. I love the way this brush picks up your blusher and the domed shape makes for a flawless application. Not only is this brush great for packing on the blusher but its also works great at blending it out.

This little brush has really come in handy, especially for applying those bold red lipsticks that I've been loving. The pointed shape of this brush really allows you to get a precise line when lining your lips and again the bristles feel so soft, so its lovely to use on such a delicate area of skin. What I really love about this lip brush is that the sliver casing at the end of the brush is removable and doubles up as a cap, so this is perfect to pop in your handbag for those lip touch ups though out the day.

When it comes to applying foundation I don't tend to use a flat paddle brushes just because I find they can take a bit longer to really work the foundation into your skin and in the mornings I just don't have that extra time to waste on blending. However for review purposes I thought I'd try it out and it turns out I actually love it. Again like with all of these brushes this foundation brush is very soft, but it really holds its shape when applying foundation. It actually blends your foundation like a dream and the flat sides really allow you to work the foundation into those smaller areas like the sides of your nose very quickly and easily - I love it. 

Again this is another one of my favourite brushes in the collection and I've been reaching for this little brush a lot! This brush is perfect for applying eyeshadow underneath the lash line and smudging and blending out any shadow or liner. If you love creating a smokey eye, I promise you this little brush will make doing it a dream. I also love using this on those minimal makeup days and using it to slightly smudge any kohl eyeliner on the upper lash liner for a more softer look.

This stiff and compact flat brush works amazingly at applying cream eyeshadows. I often use cream shadows or paint pots as a base for my eyeshadow and really hate using my fingers and fluffy brushes really don't work well with this formulas. This brush really picks up the product and the synthetic bristles don't allow the product to get lost in the brush, so its really easy to place any cream shadow over the lid. 

This lovely fluffy power brush is the biggest brush in the collection and I love using this for creating an all over glow with my bronzer. What I really love about this brush is that is blends any product out evenly over your skin which is just what you want for an all over application. The domed tip also allows you to get more precise with you application, and again this blends any powder beautifully.

As you can probably tell I am in love with these brushes, they really are amazing and would be a perfect addition to any brush collection. Maggie really has a wonderful collection of brushes and this lady really knows her stuff when it comes to makeup - Not only is Maggie one of the worlds leading celebrity makeup artists, but her work has featured in the likes of Vogue, Harpers and Elle! WOW. 

If you would like to add any of Maggie's makeup brushes to your collection you can take a look at the website here. All brushes are individually priced, but you can pick up all of the brushes in the collection for a discounted price of £100 which saves you around £50. 

I would love to know what your thoughts are on these brushes and if you're planning on adding any to your collection, let me know. Like I said I can't recommend them enough. 

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Wednesday Wish List

Beauty Wish list

It has been forever since I posted a wish list up on my blog. Way back in the day when I first started blogging I used to make them a weekly feature and I think I might have overdone it a little. Anyhow, I've had some vouchers that I received over Christmas that have been burning away that back hole in my pocket. I don't know why, when I have vouchers I become really picky and choosy over what I spend them on, does anyone else get like this? So the last couple of weeks I've been browsing the internet and these are the beauty must haves that I've narrowed it down too and I thought I'd share my current wish list with you all.

NARS Foreplay Palette

When it comes to blush, you really can't go wrong with NARS. I used to swear by their Orgasm blush, but it's one of those products that I never got round to repurchasing and I have to say I miss it immensely in my beauty collection. I've been eyeing up the Foreplay palette as it just looks gorgeous!   Orgasm is included in this palette which makes it even more perfect for me, alongside a bright pink , a gorgeous peach shade and a shimmery gold highlight - Beautiful!

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

I'm a huge fan of Shaaanxo on YouTube, how amazing are her videos? Ever since I saw her use the Smashbox Double Exposure palette on one of her tutorials I just knew I had to have it. Out of all the beauty bits on this wish list, this is the one I know I want in my collection for sure. Possibly because I've become quite obsessed with Smashbox, but that aside this palette looks and sounds amazing. It's a palette that has fourteen shadows, but they change when they come into contact with water, so your effectively getting 28 shades - Amazing. I cannot wait till I get my hands on this.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

It seems as though every beauty girl and blogger cannot stop raving about the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I haven't heard this much hype around a mascara since the release of the Benefit They're Real (which I'm still loving). Not only does the hype surrounding this mascara put it right up there on the top of my wish list, I also think the name is fab! Loving the name of a mascara shouldn't be a reason to make me want it, but I'm not going to lie, it totally does.

Mac Brave Lipstick

If you've taken a look at my January favourites post (here) you will know that I'm totally obsessed with the nineties lip right now and I've been wearing my Velvet Teddy non stop. Another lipstick that I'm longing to get my hands on is another one of those Kylie Jenner faves. Mac's Brave lipstick is another one that seems permanently sold out, but as soon as I see it back in stock you can bet I'm going to try and get my beauty mitts on it.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Another eye shadow palette makes it way onto my wish list, and it's one that I think just looks so amazing and beautiful. I've seen a lot of reviews on the blogosphere about the TooFaced Chocolate Bar palette, and not only am I told it smells just like chocolate, but the shades look so gorgeous. When it comes to eyeshadow I love warm toned browns and neutral shades and this palette has a good mixture of both. I cannot wait to add this to my collection, I'm hoping I'll be able to get my hands on it soon.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I think I must be a bit palette obsessed at the moment, but I'm sure you all agree there are just so many good ones out there right now, how do you choose just one? Like I said previously I love creating a natural eye look and the Naked Basics looks as though its the perfect palette for the job. I've pretty much used all the neutral shades in my Naked palette, I absolutely adore them and reach for them most days. This palette would be perfect for me.

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

This is one of those Benefit products that every beauty blogger raved about when it was first launched. Being one not to give into a hype right away, I kind of turned a blind eye to it as difficult as it was. However my best friend picked this up a little while ago and I've borrowed it a few times and have been blown away by it. It's now become one of those products that I need to get hold of myself and have in my own makeup bag. This liner makes doing that tricky winged liner super easy, which is something I need at 7am each morning.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow

First of all how beautiful does this product look. I have been so impressed with Charlotte Tilbury and have yet to use a product that disappointed. I just love the way this sculpt and highlight product looks , the packaging is stunning and I've seen nothing but rave reviews about this product. I love contouring and am always on the lookout for products to give me that perfect glow and highlight. This product is a little pricey, but I'm sure it's worth every penny.

Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

I've seen this gorgeous rose gold brushes from Zoeva appear on so many beauty blogs and every time I see them I can't help but want them. Not only are they pretty to look at, they sound as though they are amazing when they're in action. Definitely need these in my life. 

So that's everything on my wish list, I know it's a bit of a luxury one but there is nothing wrong with a beauty girl dreaming big. Hopefully this year I'll get to try out some of these products and if I do, you know I'll be sharing them with you here on my blog.

I would love to know what beauty products are on your wish list right now and if you've got any of the products that I've mentioned please let me know what your thoughts are and if you think they are worth adding to my collection. 

Lots of Love

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