Posted on: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Beauty Blogger Awards at Olympia | NYX Goody Bag

A little while back I got the pleasure to work at the Beauty Blogger Awards held at Olympia Beauty. Being someone who works in the beauty industry as well as blogging in my spare time I really enjoyed experiencing my first big beauty event from both a working point of view and as a blogger. 

On my lunch break, I popped around a few of the stalls in the V.I.P 'Beauty Blogger Awards' area, which was exclusively for bloggers and PR. There was a NYX stand with a cool photo-booth - obviously I had to take a few snaps in there (see my Instagram page for photos). As well as this, the NYX girls kindly gave me a goody bag full of beautiful little treats. 

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Tanned

My favourite item from the bunch is the 'Mega Shine Lip Gloss' in the shade Tanned (LG 152A). It's the most beautiful neutral beige with a teeny hint of pink. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky on the lips, it feels really comfortable.
I'm actually really impressed with the quality of this lipgloss, considering it only retails at £4.

I'm not overly keen on the other items in my good bag, apart from the eyeliners. I love a good ol' winged eye. So, I will be giving a few lipsticks and blushes away.

Have you tried any NYX products? What are your thoughts?

Posted on: Monday, 23 November 2015

My first ever GlossyBox | November Edition

Glossybox, 'Lipstick to Lashes' November 2015

I've always been intrigued by these 'beauty boxes' but haven't bothered ordering one until recently. I was debating between GlossyBox and BirchBox and in the end I decided to trial a three month subscription with GlossyBox.

In my November package, which was themed 'Lipstick to Lashes', I received five items, a hand cream, eye-shadow palette, lipstick, eyelashes and a primer, three of which were full-size. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Also, I really love the cute pink box it came in... oh, the little things.

I received a 'Royal Apothic Body Cream' in Holland Park (worth £2.79), I've actually never heard of this brand before, and, I have to say the packaging is beautiful, it looks quite vintage and classy. I also really like the tube packaging, it's somewhat really satisfying squeezing the product out of this quirking looking metal tube. The fragrance is also lovely and fresh.

I then received a 'MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette' (worth £4). I really do love all the shades in this palette, you get twelve eyeshadows - some neutral mattes to some smouldering shimmers, all wearable for day or night.

MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette swatches above

Up next we have a 15ml 'Emite Make-up Diamond Heart Illuminating Base Primer' (worth £16). I've also never heard of this brand before, but after reading the back of the tube, I've noticed that they are from Stockholm in Sweden, and Swedish make-up brands are known to be pretty good. This primer claims to be lightweight and make your skin look radiant, smooth and uniformed. And, I have to agree, it does what it says on the tin.

Moving on to the 'Eyelure, Naturalites' (worth £5.29).  I've tried Eyelure in the past and I think they are a great affordable brand for those who like wearing lashes, however, I'm not a huge false eye-lash wearer (controversially I love semi-permanent individual lashes though) so I may give these to a friend.

Revlon Super Lustous Lipstick in the shade 'Pink in the Afternoon' swatch above

And last but not least, my favourite item in the box is the 'Revlon Super Lustous Lipstick' in the shade Pink in the Afternoon (worth £7.99). This lipstick is the most gorgeous day-time pink. It's also super creamy and pigmented. But, the reason why I'm most excited about this lippy is not because I'm a huge lipstick addict, but because I got to personally chose this colour out of five shades, which made it more personal and special. So, yes very impressed with that little touch Glossybox.

Overall, I'm super happy with everything I got and I'm excited to see what's in store in the December edition.

Posted on: Thursday, 19 November 2015

My Top 5 MAC Autumn Lipsticks

I have been on the biggest MAC binge lately, and I thought I would share my top five MAC Autumn/Berry lippys with you.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this style of video and let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do similar videos in the near future!

Posted on: Sunday, 8 November 2015

MAC Lipsticks | Men Love Mystery and Cosmo Review

I seriously have a problem... I can't stop buying MAC lipsticks! I've already got over twenty in my collection but I urge for more.

Whilst I was in London, I popped into the Covent Garden MAC store and tried and tested a bunch of lipsticks, but two really caught my eye - Men L
ove Mystery and Cosmo. They are completely different from one another, but both beautiful in their own individual ways. 

 (Men Love Mystery lipstick swatch)

Men love mystery. Now this is your daring bold lipstick!
On MAC's website it is described as a 'Lavender Violet' and is a matte finish. And, this beauty is part of MAC's new matte collection. 

At first I was a little scared by this colour, in person it looks a little daunting, however, once I swatched it on the lips, it actually looked really flattening! And, I think it works well with my faux ginger locks and brown eyes.

With matte formula's, you expect them to be a little drying, however this one is not at all. It's really creamy and glides on beautifully. After about thirty minutes, the formulation dries completely matte on the lips, which looses the creamyness but is still comfortable on the lips. Also the longevity is great too, it lasts around 5-6 hours without any touch ups! 

(Cosmo Lipstick Swatch)

Cosmo. I think this has to be my new favourite every-day MAC lipstick! It's a beautiful soft pinky-nude-brown colour with blue undertones, which I personally think would look really flattening on all skin-tones.
I've worn this when I've been on holiday when I'm looking a little bronzed and it still looks lovely.

MAC describe Cosmo as a 'Pink Coco', and it's a Amplified Creme finish which means it's super creamy and moisturising on the lips. Likewise to Men Love Mystery, it glides on easily with no tugging.
The longevity is also fab for a creamy texture, it lasts for around 3-4 hours on my lips before I need to re-apply.

Love love love this! It's that shade you can wear every-day all year round!

If there are any MAC lipsticks you would like me to review next let me know in the comments below :).