Friday, 18 December 2015

Current Favourite MAC Lipsticks



Hi everyone!

Today I thought that I would share my favourite MAC lipsticks with you. I love MAC lipsticks and have far too many in my collection but these are the ones that I reach for the most! I feel that MAC offer such a fantastic range of colour and finish options that there is something to suit everyone and the price point is pretty good too!

MEHR:




First up is Mehr which is described as a dirty blue-pink and has a matte finish. This is beautiful and one thing that I really like about MAC's matte finishes is that they don't seem to dry my lips out as much as some other brands can!

VELVET TEDDY:



 

Velvet Teddy also has a matte finish and is described as a deep toned beige. This is a great option for a nude lip, especially if you've gone heavy on the eyes!

BRAVE:


Brave is probably my favourite of all of these lipsticks and is described as pink beige with white peal. It is a satin finish which is my favourite! I love to wear this with Boldly Bare lip pencil underneath.

WHIRL:


Whirl is another matte finish and is described as a dirty rose. This lipstick has gotten a lot of attention online recently as Kylie Jenner is said to wear it! Its not the easiest to wear but I find a pinky toned lip pencil underneath works for me!

SYRUP:
 
Finally Syrup is described as cloudy pink and has a lustre finish. This is such an easy colour to wear and looks good on a wide range of skin tones. The lustre finish gives a beautiful shine to the lips too!

SWATCHES:
 
(L to R) Mehr, Velvet Teddy, Brave, Whirl, Syrup (Swatches shown on NW20 skin)

You can purchase the lipsticks from MAC for £15.50 each

Maz x
 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

OPI Patience Pays Off - Review & Swatch



Hi everyone!

Today I have another nail polish swatch for you, this is 'Patience Pays Off' and its one of OPI's new Infinite Shine polishes which are said to have a gel like finish. As I mentioned in my previous post about Nails Inc's Gel effect polishes, so many brands are bringing these types of polishes out now so how does OPI's offering fare? Pretty well I'd say! This polish was good to apply, it levelled itself out and dried quite quickly which surprised me due to how thick the polish is!





Patience Pays Off is a dusty, nude pink colour and I love it! This type of colour is my favourite to wear at the moment!

I will update this post in a couple of days and let you know how the polish has worn!

You can purchase this polish from Nail Polish Direct for £11.95

Maz x


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Nails Inc Pro Waterloo Place - Review & Swatch


Hi everyone!
 
Nails Inc recently launched their 'Pro' range of gel look polishes available from Sally Beauty Supplies in the UK. There is a wide selection of colours available that are said to be long wearing and durable with a shiny, gel like finish. So many brands have launched gel like polishes such as OPI's Infinite Shine range so I'm excited to see this offering from Nails Inc.


Waterloo place is dark, aubergine colour and is beautiful! There is a base and top coat available in the range but I used my trusty Orly Bonder Base and Seche Vite Top Coat and they worked just fine! The brush is wide with a rounded tip which makes application quick and easy. The consistency of the polish is quite thick but it applies smoothly and evenly. The picture above shows two coats. Despite the thickness of the polish it dried quickly too. The finish is very gel like and shiny which I love! So far I love this polish and will definitely be popping back into Sally's for a couple more!
 
I found that this polish wore pretty well. There were a few small chips on the tips of my nails after around three days which isn't bad! 

Visit Nails Inc for more information on the line.

You can purchase the polishes from Salon Services for £6.25 ex VAT each.
Maz x

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Essie Fall 2015 Collection Swatches





Hi everyone!




Today I have four of the six nail polishes from Essie's Fall 2015 collection to share with you!


Leggie Legend: This polish is a true star! It is such a stand out shade and I'm sure will be very popular! Its a bronze-copper-gold shade with a metallic finish and is perfect for the festive season!


With the Band: This is a classic red shade with a hint of burgundy. Everyone needs a true, creamy red in their collection!


Frock n Roll: I love the name of this shade! It's a rich espresso shade with shimmer. This polish has a slight sparkle to it too which is stunning!


In the Lobby: This is a beautiful glossy plum shade with a crème finish.






The collection also includes two other polishes including Colour Binge which coral- red and Bell Bottom Blues which is a bright indigo blue.




You can purchase the polishes individually for £7.99 each from Boots or this mini set of four for £11.99 from Amazon




All colours apply evenly and are fully opaque in one coat! I think they are limited edition so if you want to get your hands on them be quick!


Maz x

Monday, 30 November 2015

November 2015 Favourites

Hi Everyone!


I haven't done a favourites post in a long time so I decided it'd be fun to do one today! I've tried a few new things over the last month, mainly lip products, so here are my stand out items!




Beauty Blender: I have owned my Beauty Blender for quite a while now but I've just recently gotten in to using it every time I apply my foundation! Nothing blends product into the skin like this little sponge!


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: This is stuff is AMAZING! I have recommended it to so many people! It does an excellent job of clearing up your skin. I apply it once a day after cleansing my skin and before moisturiser.


Make up Geek Eyeshadows: These are a relatively new discovery for me and I love them! Especially Peach Smoothie, Crème Brule and Cocoa Bear. They are so pigmented and apply like a dream! I'm planning on doing a swatch post soon!


MAC Tan Pigment: This is my favourite MAC pigment and has been for a very long time now! Its a stunning rosy- tan colour and works wonderfully when paired with the three Make up Geek eyshadows above!


MAC Soar Lip Pencil & Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat: I have really been loving a rosy-nude lip recently and these two lip pencils are the perfect accompaniment to lipsticks such as MAC's Whirl, Brave and Velvet Teddy.




L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara: This is a mascara that I've has several tubes of and I just keep coming back to it! It's quite simply brilliant!


Becca Skin Perfector in Moonstone & Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder in Fawn: We all love to highlight and contour our faces nowadays and these are the best two products on the market for that job in my opinion!


MAC Lipsticks in Brave & Mehr and Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Stoned Rose: As I previously mentioned I have been trying out some new lipsticks recently and these three are my pick of the crop!


OPI 'Just Lanai-ing Around Nail Polish: I've been all about rosy colours over the past couple of months so this colour suits me down to the ground! It's a gorgeous dark, creamy mauve shade that's so flattering to wear!


Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: This perfume is incredible and perfect for this time of year! It's quite a heavy fragrance but I love it! It's worth the heavy price tag in my opinion, if only for the staying power!


I hope that you enjoyed reading about my current favourite products. Please feel free to share some of your below!
Maz x



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