23.10.13

Perfect Beginners MAC Quad

 
I do apologise for another eye-shadow post! Although I have been loving neutral looks lately, from all brands so they will be plenty more shadow posts to come. Next in line is my first MAC quad, which I personally, think is fantastic for beginners. I initially only went to MAC for a look and ended up walking out with a fair few treats, but more of that later! I feel that this pretty palette is a great neutral palette offering plenty of looks; the first colour I chose was Naked Lunch (top right) which looks lovely swished over the lid, complimented with other shades and even on its own! Next I wanted a nice brown to slightly deepen the crease which is where Wedge came into the picture (bottom left). I also thought that a slight autumnal pop of colour under the eye wouldn't go a miss, which led me to purchasing Antiqued (bottom right) complimenting blue eyes especially nicely. Last is just a palette filler really and its Cork (top left) again adding some depth to looks and a lovely colour for blending out!
So there we have it, my first MAC quad. I really hope to treat myself to some more MAC shadows some time soon, although I do feel that this is enough for now!
What are your favourite MAC shades?
Thanks for reading.
Love, Alex


17.10.13

Refill Your Perfume?!

I think we're all in agreement, that when we run out of a perfume, throwing the sleek and shiny, glass bottle away is painful! But the question I put to you... What if you could fill your bottle back up with the same delightful scent? I've found the key! Browsing 'The Perfume Shop' I was searching for a new fragrance to spice up my (..vast) collection, but the expensive prices were upsetting my system. I've been lusting over Thierry Mugler's 'Alien' for months, after already acquiring 'Angel' from my brother last year and loving it, I've always wanted to add its sister to my stash, the only problem in my way; the £49.50 price tag. Until now. I noticed there, a smaller, baby bottle, which I must admit is very cute. Being only 15ml and only £26.50 I really could not resist, the even better part, the bottle can be kept forever and its only £17 to refill! Fantastic.
I really could not help but share this little find with you, because I'm not sure that all Alien stockists over this service. So next time you're thinking of treating yourself to a new smell, definitely head into your local 'Perfume Shop' and pop one into your bag, you won't regret it.
Thank you for reading!
Love Alexxxxx
 
 

13.10.13

My First Stila Steal!

 
 
Hey girls!
Todays post is a rave review on the ultimately loved 'Stila: in the light' neutral eye shadow palette which has quickly become an everyday staple for me! So if you know me, you will know I love a good neutral eye shadow palette, from the Naked palette to MUA's heaven & earth palette, if its neutral, and I've got it - I love it!
I've lusted over this palette for so, so long and finally I have my teeny hands on it with a huge thanks to my mum, who treat me to it. Its got ten amazing shades, which will give you an everyday look, to a sultry smoky eye, all with fantastic pigmentation! Like that isn't enough Stila also have thrown in one of their "Smudge Sticks" in Damsel for good measure! The eye-liner is a gorgeous dark-brown colour, complimenting each look I've created with this gem, perfectly.
 
 
I literally have nothing holding me back in purchasing this again once it runs out which I really hope isn't very soon, I think its a lovely palette, blowing the Naked palettes out of the water and any other neutral novice I've tried.
On a side note, although I'd buy it for almost any price it retails at due to its high quality, its only £25.00, and due to their Smudge Sticks retailing for £13.00, each shadow works out at a mere £1.20 each- WOW.
Thank you for reading guys, let me know what your favourite netural palette is and if you've tried this Stila steal! I personally think its amazing and could go on about it all day.
Thank you for reading, please comment & follow & just give me feedback in general, have a great day or night.
With love, Alex.