UD x Alice In Wonderland

Launching a few week’s ago, the Urban Decay x Alice In Wonderland collaboration rocked the beauty industry and many of us beauty bloggers. Like many of you, as a child I was a huge fan of the original Disney movies. I had all of them on VHS (old school throwback) and spent many evenings watching my favourite Disney Princesses and Dalmatian dogs. When I first heard that Urban Decay would again be collaborating with Disney I was over the moon. The big kid in me felt very nostalgic and I knew I had to have a piece of the iconic collection. Inspired by the latest installment Alice Through The Looking Glass, the brand have once again created a masterpiece.
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MAC Vibe Tribe

I’m usually late to the party when it comes to the huge MAC launches. However, this time I *accidentally* stumbled upon the new vibrant Summer collection. Vibe Tribe is the appropriate festival esque line to grace the iconic makeup brand this season. With bold packaging (I’m such a sucker for attractive details) and shades, the collection is everything and more.
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Gwen Stefani Blush Palette & Lipstick

For Christmas I was beyond excited to open up a gift and see the highly anticipated eyeshadow palette by Gwen Stefani. Her collaboration with Urban Decay has been a huge hit within the beauty world. I recently featured her magnificent monochrome and gold pleated palette on my blog (you can read it here). It includes a variety of neutral matte and shimmer shades along with one or two pops of colour. I’ve been playing around with it and the pay off is delightful. Worth the hype in my opinion.

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Last Minute Festive Lovers

There are some people out there, myself included who love leaving their gift shopping until Christmas Eve. Certain factors can contribute to this decision to pound the pavements picking up presents for your friends and loved ones such as work and hangovers. Others just enjoy the last minute dash and picking up some pre sale bargains.

I have tried on endless occasions to get a head start but my post alcohol mood would not allow me. Therefore, today’s post features one high street store that has all things beauty under one roof making the last minute rush a little easier. If you’re shopping for a female who loves lippie, then the hip beauty concession at Topshop has a large variety to choose from and purse friendly prices.

I wanted to take some pretty pictures of the products with my Christmas tree and then I will show you some swatches of them. Okey dokey? 😉

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Let the product run through begin! The prettiness is just too much! 💕
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OK, so starting with the lipstick pencil or bullet as it is called, this is great for any of your friends or family who are always on the move. I have recently made the switch to purchasing lipsticks in the pencil form as they are incredibly easy to use. Call me lazy, but when I am in a rush, I immediately reach for one. Topshop have a variety of shades to choose from, I personally love a bold lip so I have opted for their ‘Get Me Bodied’ (Beyonce tribute! ) colour. It has a matte finish which I adore and the colour still moisturises your lips when wearing it.

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I’m all about a little sparkle during the Christmas holidays. It’s cliché and I absolutely love it. This gorgeous little tree decoration nail polish would make the perfect gift or stocking filler for a little sister or niece. Again, they come in a variety of shades and are very purse friendly! I have tested it out as a topcoat on my nails, but it can be worn solo if preferred.

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Everyone loves a good gift set. For the buyer, it is a sense of a bargain and for the receiver it is a sense of feeling loved with pretty products. This next set that I’m going to show you is now reduced to £6 which is such a steal. The lipstick and blush duo is always a winner during the holiday season. Us ladies love trying out our new products and make up looks for New Year’s Eve. The soft coral blush (head over heels) in this set will complete its partner in crime lipstick in the shade wicked perfectly.

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Last but not least, the foundation. I wore this little beauty last weekend to test it out and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. First of all I need to talk about the silk finish. My god it felt amazing! I honestly have never felt a foundation leave this feeling on my skin. It was heaven. The coverage is medium build but with an almost no make up look. It feels incredibly light in the skin and would make a great gift for those who are just starting out or prefer the ‘no make up look’. I didn’t swatch the foundation as everyone’s skin tone is different.

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Have I helped you last minute shoppers out? I hope I have. If you do head to Topshop to pick up some these of these products, you’ll be happy to hear that a few on them are on sale! 😋

Can you believe that it is Christmas Eve already! I’ll not be blogging for a few days over festive season, a much needed break is essential. However, stay tuned to my Instagram where you can view all of my daily happenings and the odd glass of Prosecco!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your love and support over the year, you really are the best! ❤

Nx

Sephora AW14 Make Up Haul

So, as you all know I took a little trip to the States over the Halloween break. Every time I visit I spend an unhealthy amount of money and time in Sephora. What can I say, I have a slight addiction and it’s like the mother ship calls me every time I’m around. For today, I’m just going to focus on my make up purchases, I will feature my skincare products for another day.

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I had a few key products that I wanted to purchase and the rest was pieces that tickled my fancy during my spree. I have to say though, I experienced slight devastation when I was informed that Lorac had stopped stocking in Sephora (and Macy’s), so it’s now only available online. I also tried to purchase the Christian Louboutin nail polish but it was sold out in the classic rouge shade. Even with this sad news, I stayed strong and enjoyed the rest of my beauty adventure.

Anywho, starting with my new favourite lip balm brand, I was introduced to Fresh by a lovely employee who worked at Sephora. I was also having a nosey today and catching up with some beauty bloggers and their YouTube channels and the adorable Vivanna from Vivianna Does Make Up had actually included a shade from the Fresh lip balm line as one of her October Favourites. I was well chuffed to for once be ‘in the know’ when it comes to beauty products.

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Recently my lips have been a little dry and dehydrated, so I was on the search for a good lip balm. What I love most about this brand is how they combat damaged lips while adding a pop of colour and sweet scent to their products. I bought their neutral collection for AW14.

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A good lip scrub is always an essential product within your beauty regime. I tend to use them most at nighttime just before I’m about to go to bed. I leave it on throughout the night in order to give my lips the best treatment during the colder months. Can I just say how devine this little beauty smells! I find it hard not to eat it if I’m being honest.

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Continuing on with the Sephora goodness, for the first time ever, I spent some time at the NARS counter. I don’t know why, but, I’ve never really got round to investing in their products. Sometimes I can be quite bad at just sticking with products that I know work for me. It’s only recently that I’ve started to branch out so I thought that I would treat myself on holiday.

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I had been hearing some much hype surrounding their ‘When God Created The Woman’ eyeshadow palette. I adore a good brown smokey eye, particularly during the Autumn/Winter months. What makes this product even more perfect is the fact that it’s pocket size. You can carry it around everywhere with you and have a beautiful collection of shades to work with whether you’re going for a light daytime look or all out bold statement look for nighttime. Various beauty bloggers have been raving about this palette as NARS have just recently relaunched it due to popular demand. These little bundles of happiness are in demand so I would try to get yourself one now before they sell out.

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A strong pigmented lipstick is a beauty product that I cannot get enough of. I love adding new shades and brands to my lipstick collection. I treated myself to their latest collection piece in the shade, Brigitte. I have to admit, I would buy this lipstick for the packaging alone. It is an incredibly chic case and the magnetic clicking sound when the lid closes is enough to make heart skip a beat. That clicking sound is like a little piece of heaven, I know there are some of you beauty bloggers out there who know what I mean.

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I’m actually kind of afraid to use it as I don’t want to wear away the adorable little NARS print on the side of the lipstick. It’s the little details that count for me, they make it all the more appealing.

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Now on to the Pièce de résistance, Hourglass and their Ambient lighting palette. I know I’m a little late to the party with this one, but I like to take my time with certain ‘hype’ products and wait for the reviews. I’m all about highlighting, they’re one of my all time favourite make up products. I have a strong collection of my own, mainly consisting of warm pinks and golds. However, this time I decided to opt for a lighter set of shades for this season.

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With this pretty palette I can create the perfect lighting on my face. The shades have a soft focus finishing that recreates a flattering light source. With this trio, I can use them as individual shades or combine them for multidimensional glow.

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Like I have said, within the next few weeks, I’m hoping to feature the skincare products I purchased. Happy Friday, rascals. Have a great weekend!

Nx