Monday, 22 August 2011

GIVEAWAY TIME




Win A MAC Eyeshadow of your choice 
potted or pan 
Open to all Subscribers






ENTRY RULES

A - you must be a follower of this blog 
B - Extra entry if you follow me on twitter and RT my giveaway 
C - Extra entry if you mention my giveaway on your blog
D - You must leave me a way to contact you preferably your email
E - just write 'ENTER ME' under this post 
F - Please state which colour you would like to recieve (I advise you leave a 1st / 2nd / 3rd choice)
G - by entering this contest as above you are confirming that you are either over 18 or that you have obtained permission from a parent/carer or guardian

This is an international giveaway and eyeshadow will be genuine mac, most likely from debenhams.



Good Luck 

lips of the day :- Mac Angel lipstick

My lips of the day 
the Famous Mac Angel lipstick
I think its really popular since its Kim Kardashians favorite lipstick
I think she likes it with nars turkish delight over top
I sometimes wear gloss over this sometimes its just a case of whats in my bag at the time though




                                                                          XOXO

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Lancome GWP offer on now

This gift with purchase (gwp) is exclusive to boots and is running from now until the 4th september 2011
The gift is a choice of skincare and lipstick colour






I love Lancome 
I was a lancome only girl for a really long time 
I think it was after my clinique girl phase -lol
Im abit OCD like that Ill get into a phase and stick to a brand because somewhere deep inside my head theres a voice that says the products work better together :s







Chanel Autumn/Winter collection 2011 picture and swatches












More swatches and descriptions/names of Chanel, blush, quad, eyeliners, lip liners, lip gloss and lipsticks coming soon 


XOXO

Chanel launches new eyelash curlers


Anything Chanel does is high end and usually high quality 

But for many years the title of best eye lash curlers has been held highly by Shu Uemura 
who make very high end and high quality cosmetics, skincare, accessories and tools.

So . . . . . 
 which is better? 
and which should you get?
should you get the Chanel eyelash curlers if you already have the shu uemura ones??

Well luckily I took along my Shu Uemura lash curlers to my local Chanel counter in boots at the Mall to investigate  . . . . . 





Held side by side they are EXACTLY the same !
same size etc 

The main difference was that mines were gold plated and the chanel ones were Chanel-esque black 

Which do you have ??

XOXO

Saturday, 20 August 2011

EOTD:- Sleek Curacao look no 2






Eye of the day 
using Sleek Curacao palette 
again there was no real inspiration behind this look I just looked at the palette 
and decided to do a look starting from yellow and ending at green but with a splash of orange, pink and red.
My only regret looking back at the pic is that I forgot to add mascara 
this look would be amazing with full on dramatic lashes 
this colour reminds me of an exotic bird like a parrot or orange flowers in greenery

I hope you enjoyed this look 

XOXO

EOTD:- Sleek Curacao look no 1






This look is using yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, and purples 
I just wanted to try a look that starts at yellow and ends at purples 
having completed the look it reminds me of a yellow, red and purple sky at night 

I used my sleek curacao palette for this look
I will update this post soon to include the shade names too

XOXO

Mac Peacocky swatches



SHADES L-R
Tweet me -pinky gold
Odalisque -golden teal
Ego - Gorgeous Green
Noir Plum -dark purple
Centre Stage -Brown Maroon
Woo Me kissable lipcolour - the best true my lips but better colour



I love these eyeshadows they are huge 
the payoff is good as they are very pigmented and give a slight metallic finish 

I have done a look using all of these colours which i will be posting shortly 

XOXO

Mac Mineralize blush in pressed amber



Im really loving Mac mineralize blush in pressed amber 
you can see how it look on my face above 
its really a suitable skintone shade and using this is a blush negates the need for a bronzer and/or contour


Products pictured above
Man mineralize blush in pressed amber
Mac lipstick in pressed amber

FOTD:- Sleek mediterranean monaco teal look






Products Used
eyeshadows from Sleek mediterranean collection Monaco palette 
Mac mineralize blush in pressed Amber
Mac Lipstick strayin
Elf luscious liquid lipstick in perfect pink
Dramatic False lashes cut in half
Mac fluid line gel liner in black track

XOXO

Sleek Mediterranean Monaco Palette




XOXO

Friday, 19 August 2011

Apologies and a shoutout

Hi All!!

I have missed blogging for all of my loyal followers

but I have my reasons -I promise!

As well as being a busy mom etc I have been super annoyed with my blog in itself

It sounds weird but my blog has been STUCK

I could not make relevant changes to my blog and it really made me feel upset it kind of made me feel like my blog was not mine since I could not control it.
And since I created my blog as a release from the outside world to share my thoughts and makeup and beauty obsessions, likes and dislikes with other like minded girls and peoples The disorder in my blog felt it was not fulfilling its purpose in my life and it was a real turn off since I could not get my true thoughts out to you all.

However i did not move away from blogging i did create another blog but due to technical problems it is lost yet hanging in cyber-space.

So then created another blog ( www.beautyblogopedia.blogspot.com ) and all was going well and I tried new things that I would be scared to do on this blog but I was missing all of you.

So I have spent the last few days trying, trialling and erroring and tweaking this blog so i can get my backside back on here

unfortunately in the end I had to cut my losses and start afresh

I also want to give a shoutout to my twitter girl Techspidergirl who took out her time to look into the html coding

you can follow Ana here https://twitter.com/#!/techspidergirl

Techspidergirl is a web developer and designer, graphic designer and a blogger herself
she is available to help out with your blog and website for a reasonable $5 per hour if she can fix the problem for you
her web address is http://peachesandcreamdesigns.blogspot.com/



Thank you all for your patience and support


Monday, 8 August 2011

Mac Midimauve lipstick swatches



Nars Tainted Love Collection and Swatches


PICTURE HEAVY








This set is a limited edition set, I have already done a post about it previously and promised that i would do some actual swatches -so here they are !!

Nars tainted love set contains

  • Nars Angelika multiple (ltd ed) for eyes lips and cheeks -I like that this is a cream to powder formula and is not sticky, greasy or tacky on the face.
  • Nars Angelika Lipgloss (ltd ed)
  • Nars Schiap nail polish



This kit is definitely for very girly girls, as all the products are a hot barbie pink colour and perfect for the spring to summer time

The collection was released as a valentines day special in february 2011 and retails for £46 in the UK
but would cost £60 if all of these products were available individually

I have swatched the Nars Angelika blush and lipgloss to show how gorgeous this shade really is

The hand with the schiapp nail polish swatch dots is my three year old babys hand, shes always around when Im blogging and I let her get involved in the process in fact I sometimes even let her take pictures too.


XOXO

Review:- Smashbox Double take lipstick in Apricot


The Debenhams website says :-
The doubletake lip colour from Smashbox is a lip pencil and creamy lip color in one! This vitamin-packed, long-wearing formula has caffeine and nourishing wheat glycerides to moisturize and protect lips





I do like that this lipstick is dual ended and that you get the matching lipliner with the lipstick
the formula is smooth, and creamy and has a good pigment it is a somewhere between a satin and cremesheen lipstick since i know alot of people prefer descriptions in mac cosmetic terms.
Im not sure what effect caffeine is supposed to have on the lips -maybe to wake up my lips??? lol!

The only con i would say is that it will need sharpening so dont make this your only handbag lipstick if you are not very efficient at making sure all of your makeup (pencils) are prepped and sharpened at all times

The colour is so this season, the name apricot really suits it s it is just that a peachy, coral apricot shade!
It is close to revlon peach colorburst lipstick and Mac Ever hip lipstick

I think this shade might be limited edition however there are four other colours available from the debenhams website

  • Sugar and spice

  • Amaretto

  • Praline

  • Cranberry

Ameretto is quite nice but my favourite of this bunch is Praline its a very neutral and versatile shade

This pencil is not cheap at £20.50
But worth it if you consider it as a lip liner and lipstick


XOXO

Review:- Smashbox Lipstick in Candle with swatches




I dont have many Smashbox lipsticks but I have this one as well as a couple of other which I will hopwfully review very soon

This Lipstick is Smashbox's top selling best lipstick
And probably my favourite lipstick from Smashbox too

Its really versatile and can work with alot of different looks as the colour is quite pigmented, It is quite a frosty kind of lipstick, and can be abit drying on the lips if applied to already dry lips.

The colour itself is a nude shimmery pink bronze champagne colour

A Smashbox insider Makeup artist trick direct from the Smashbox makeup studio is to use Candle lipstick just on the centre of the lower lip to give the illusion of a more fuller lip -I dont do this myself as I feel that I already have very voluptuous lips!



XOXO


Sleek mediterranean collection Monaco palette




This is another limited edition palette from Sleek
I really love their palettes
the eyeshadows are mineral based
and are very good quality
the pigmentation is good
and the colour you see is usually the same as the payoff that you get
Sleek have recently put up their prices and th paletttes now retail for £6.50 which is very cheap, affordable, reasonable.

Sleek products are available from the sleek website www.sleekmakeup.com
or from most superdrugs stores

This palette is really bright and perfect for summer I have been wearing out very summery looks and I will post some looks with this shortly



XOXO