Friday, 29 August 2014

Goodies From Abroad

My mum and sister have just come back from Spain and brought some goodies back for me! They bought me a couple of KIKO items which I was so excited about! KIKO is a great brand and is known well in Europe, but they only have three stores that I know of in London so their products are not that easily available.  They picked out a Bronzer Mineral Powder in shade 103 for me as it is a lasting matte powder, and my sister was aware of how much I have been trying to find a bronzer with no shimmer! They also got me the Long Lasting Stick in shade 21, which is an eyeshadow pen. It's such a great product as it is so easy to apply and lasts incredibly well. The shade is also perfect for me. I love wearing eyeshadow, but I mostly opt for subtle, natural tones, and this peachy-pink is great for a daytime look. They also got me a lovely treat from the duty free perfume counter! For the past few moths I have been using Gucci 'Guilty' which I have come pretty attached to and am devastated that I am running so low! They picked out 'Valentina' by Valentino as a replacement, which is a lovely, floral scent. I love that it is a light perfume and not very overpowering.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Drugstore Haul!

It's always the same story: "let's just pop into Superdrug so I can get a nail file", and then out I come, full bag of make-up in hand to go and add to my already overflowing collection! I just have not got the self control to walk past the make-up aisles with out having a little look!

I picked up 2 new BarryM nail varnishes in 'Crush' and 'Cappuchino', which I thought were cute colours for winter (which is coming a lot sooner for those of us in the UK). You can never have enough choice of nail colours!
I have never really been much of a blusher fan, as I never find the right colour for me, but I thought I would try this Rimmel 'Stay Blushed!' Liquid Blusher in 004 Sunkissed Cherry that may be easier to blend in. I also love the summery colour!
There has been lots of talk about the Maybelline 'Big Eyes' Eyeliner so I thought I would give that a try too. It has a black liner for your upper lid and then a beige or white for your bottom lid. I went for the beige as I though that would blend into my skin better. I love the pencil as I'm a big fan of thick eyeliner!
I then got a bit carried away at the Bourjois stand. I picked up the Maxi Delight Bronzer in Shade 02 in an attempt to upkeep my holiday tan. It has a slight shimmer to it, but I have been told that the shimmer doesn't transfer too much, which is perfect for me as I prefer a more matte look. I then picked up the Volume Clubbing Mascara, which I have also heard good things about. I use Benefit 'They're Real' usually, which is great for length, but does not really add volume and thickness, so I think I will use the two mascaras together for maximum effect! Lastly, the eye shadows looked too good for me not too! I went for the Smokey Eyes Trio in Nude Ingenu, that I thought could be used for daytime and evening looks. Also the brown colours are great for a tanned summer look.

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