Friday, 2 March 2018

MAC Haul #5

I recently made another MAC purchase and I thought I would share with you what I bought this time. There are still a few other items I am interested in buying, but they will have to wait for the time being.
I decided I wanted my own MAC palette after all, so I purchased the Pro Palette Large Duo Compact which will hold thirty MAC eyeshadows if you use the inserts and probably will hold a lot more without the inserts. I also got one of the Pro Palette Eyeshadow/Concealer x 15 Inserts to hold my new eyeshadows, it is a good job too because the actual palette isn’t magnetic, which is a shame. The eyeshadow pans do come with magnets attached to them, but you would have to fix a magnet to any other eyeshadow you want to store in the palette. I bought four Eyeshadows in Honey Lust, Star Violet, Sketch and Cranberry. I was going to buy Haux and Quarry too, but I decided to wait until next time because I forgot to order a fluidline I wanted with this order anyway. Lastly, I purchased a Pigment in Golden Olive. I have thought about buying a pigment for years, but I find loose eyeshadows very messy to use. This shade happened to be on sale and the swatches online looked beautiful. I am a sucker for a pretty green eyeshadow! I was also sent another free sample of the In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara.

I will be making another MAC purchase very soon, but I probably won’t haul it because it will most likely just be two eyeshadows and a fluidline. My next post will be a palette review, which I mean’t to post last year but didn’t for some reason. I also have a lot more palette reviews coming soon as I have been naughty!

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Serial Sampler #13

Today I have a mini mascara to share with you.

It is Roller Lash by Benefit and it is a 3.0g sample of the full size mascara.

It is described as having a hook n roll brush which is able to grab each lash. It should lift, separate and curl your lashes. It has an instant curve setting formula which should last for twelve hours.
This is mascara is brilliant! It separates, lifts and curls your lashes and the effects are very long lasting and it can actually last for twelve hours onwards. The formula has a deep black colour and you can get a muted false lash look. The formula isn’t clumpy but if you apply quite a few coats you can get a slightly clumpy look. The mascara can smudge and transfer if your eyes are wet or if you rub them. The brush is very easy to use and coat all of your lashes. I do like this mascara and I would definitely consider purchasing a full sized tube of it. The only thing I would change is the volume it gives, I wish it gave more. I have tried better volumising mascaras, but this mascara actually separates and defines, which a lot of volumising mascaras don’t.

You can buy the full sized tube for £20.50 and it is available for sale at and Sephora.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Violet Voss Nicol Concilio Palette

I have actually had this palette for a while now and I have finally got around to reviewing it.
This palette is a collaboration with a YouTuber called Nicol Concilio. She is a beauty influencer and that is all I really know about her.
The palette design is similar to the other VV palettes, but the colour scheme varies and it still has the holographic rainbow effect on the packaging. It has a rectangular shape to it and it is slightly bulky and has a little weight to it. It has a magnetic closing and when you lift the lid it reveals the eyeshadow pans and a mirror. The packaging colour scheme is foiled icy pink and polka dots.

You get twenty 36g eyeshadows in a variety of shades and finishes.
NYC - white
ZO-ZO - pale gold
BRUH - matte tan
PIZZA - matte light brown
MARS - matte red toned brown
DAISY - matte cream
HANGRY - medium matte brown
BLOU - light red toned brown
HEY GIRL - deep brown
CHAWWCOLATE - dark chocolate brown
GLORIOUS - rose gold
NICOL - dark brown
 SAGITTARIOUS - light brown
GIGI - bronze
PALM TREE - golden green
L.A - yellow gold
VICTORIA - dark gold
BOOP-BOP - matte brown
PINGY - shimmering navy blue
RETROGRADE - matte black

The eyeshadows should all be highly pigmented and enable smooth blending to create flawless looks.

I really enjoy this palette. The quality is outstanding, the shades are extremely pigmented, smooth to apply and they do blend out flawlessly. I do find the shade selection a little boring because a lot of the shades look the same in the pans, but onced swatched they do look different. I of course love the shimmery shades and the mattes are perfect too. This palette is great, but it doesn’t get me as excited as the Holy Grail palette. I have already picked up the new VV Hashtag Palette, so a review on that will come very soon.

Price - £43.00   Rating - 4/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes

Monday, 18 December 2017

Haul: Recent Purchases #4

I recently made three online orders and I thought I would share with you what I bought.

From, I purchased three Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Chopper, Verve and YDK. I already have these shades in palettes, but I am going to declutter a few more palettes and these were my favourite shades from the palettes I am getting rid of.
From MAC, I purchased three Liptensity Lipsticks in Brick Dust, Doe and King Salmon. I also received six free samples with this order; Neoprene Bag, Upward Lash Mascara, Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Base, Cleanse Off Oil, In Extreme Dimension 3D Lash Mascara and Strobe Cream. I actually had an issue with this order because they sent me the Matte Lipstick in Viva Glam III, instead of one of my Liptensity lipsticks. They let me keep the Viva Glam lipstick and then they sent out my missing Liptensity. A similar thing has happened to me before. It is annoying, but at least it can be easily resolved.
I also decided to purchase the Oral B Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrush in Orchid Purple from It was still quite expensive even though I got it for less than half price, but I really needed a new Oral B toothbrush and this one is purple (my favourite colour).

I am really pleased with my purchases and I can’t wait to start using them!

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Perfume Power! - Britney Spears 'Private Show'

I bought this perfume a while ago because I couldn’t find a sample of it anywhere and I thought I would just blind buy it anyway. I like a lot of other Britney perfumes and I thought I would like this one too. I was a little wrong!

The bottle is a transparent glass hexagonal diamond shape and it has a very simple, yet elegant design. The brand and perfume names are printed in gold across the front of the bottle. The cap is made of light pink plastic and shaped like a diamond. This perfume has the regular perfume spritzer.

The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Coffee, Whipped Cream, Nectarine & Clementine
Middle Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom & Dulce de Leche
Base Notes: Amber & Musk

The bottle design is very nice and sleek. This scent is really light and sweet; it would make a great candle scent. You can smell the musk and warm cream and coffee notes too and it kind of reminds me of Midnight Fantasy for some reason! It does last quite a while on the skin. I would say it is a young scent, as it does smell quite sweet, but it is a more mature scent than some of Britney’s other ones. I would recommend that you purchase this scent, but I personally won’t be wearing it and I wouldn’t re-purchase it.

Price - £22.50   Rating - 4/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - No
Available at - Boots, Superdrug

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