Monday, 30 March 2015

Milani Lipsticks and Benefit mascara!

Howdy friends. 

So i recently purchased a few products that i just had to share!
Let me just start off by saying, Milani Lipsticks are the best lipsticks i have ever tried, Benefit's They're Real mascara is nice, but so not worth the hype, 
Sound interesting? Keep reading..

So to start...Milani... hard to come by in the UK ive noticed, i purchased mine via as add on items.

And now...I want them all.

Awesome packaging.

Now i dont know about you but for a product that costs £3.89 per bullet i did not expect this quality packaging! Its so shiny and pretty and sturdy! LOVE IT.  I want to replace all my lipsticks with Milani ones...thats how much im in love.

 Ive recently been obsessed with purple lipstick. I want the perfect purple... or deep burgundy... As you can see from above, i picked up 3 shades...
Violet Volt is a pink toned purple, in most lights it appears purple, however it can look pinkish, which is ok because its so pretty! Its has a creamy consistency however this lasts HOURS and im talking...hours... i applied base/lipliner nothing, and it lasted from 8 in the morning up till 5 that afternoon and thats with eating and drinking in between!!!!!!
Sangria is a dark plum / burgundy lipstick, its strange in that it feels like a matte but has a sheen almost, its not drying at all and applies beautifully! Its a little harder to work with than Violet volt, but i think thats because it isnt as creamy. I would recommend lipliner with this one as its such a strong colour. Again staying power is phenomenal.
Chilled Brandy is what it is! It looks like brandy!  Its a rust toned red with warm undertones and alhough again, applies like a matte, it has a beautiful iridescent shimmer to it which really accentuates the lips. Probably the driest of the three, but in no way dehydrating, again, because of the texture, bit harder to work with and a lip liner would be good!

Left to Right
Chilled Brandy
Violet Volt

 I cant stress how much i love these... i have no complaints..NONE. Go buy them before i order all the stock amazon has!

So Benefit have a cult classic mascara ive been wanting to try since forever, so i caved and bought it.

''They're Real'' Mascara is supposed to do basically all you want from a mascara, lengthens, volumises, curls all that shizzle...

Is it a good mascara? Yes.
Does it do what it says? Sort of.
Would i repurchase? Probably not.

And why since everyone raves about it??

Well.... First of for £18 i expected...more. The brush was ok, a decent sized silicone one, nothing special.
The formula is very wet but dries quick, on naked lashes, it does indeed lengthen, and volumise. However, day 2 with this mascara is awful... second coats of this stuff are a big no no, its fine if you want to touch up while its still wet but the minute its dried and you try to build more volume my lashes clumped so bad.
Maybe it because i dont remove every single trace of product off my lashes at night so it could be that. But no other mascara ive used has ever clumped my lashes as badly as this one did!
Saying that i do like it... but im not blown away.
7/10 for this one...
(no mascara has ever beat the amazingness of Rimmel Scandeleyes Show Off mascara!)


Up next! Why I purposefully purchased one real mac lipstick (over the counter and not on-line to ensure it was genuine)  and one fake, so i could compare and see how to avoid this mistake in the future!



Saturday, 7 February 2015

Alternative Lipstick Haul!!

So I've been on a hunt for the perfect purple lipstick. I'm talking Cadbury kinda purple, a true plum, no pink tones deep rich kinda colour that you see only on runways and glossy magazines... But I've been looking for one on a budget!

So I know Urban Decay does a whole fabulous range of alternative colours as does Mac, however they don't quite meet the "budget" criteria.

So I Googled, and low and behold I did it!

Beauty on a budget, but not just your run of the mill kinda makeup, the alternative, bright colours you always wanted to wear but never felt confident enough to wear! The gothic glam shades you long to wear, all for less than the price of a cinema ticket.

Damn straight!

Let me start by introducing the make, it's called Makeup Revolution and to give you a quick summary of what they're like think affordable like MUA but with enough quality and colour range of Sleek makeup!

I invested in 6 lipsticks from different ranges and here be those:

So as you can see they had different ranges such as Lip Geek, Atomic, Scandalous and Vamp. The only one that came boxed was the lip geek one so I'll start with that!!


 This is called "Barbie is jealous" and with good reason! It's an awesome pink, very bold and bright, I wouldn't quite call it a proper barbie pink as it's more on the fuschia/ hot pink side, however it's still eye catching and a great one to have! This was the only one that doesn't really fall under the alternative category but hey ho you gotta have a hot pink lipstick in your bag!


This baby here is called 'Serpent'. It's almost metallic, and is a jade green when applied!  I mean come on! It's green! And although it may take some getting used to it is pretty awesome!  I'd say it's only downfall is that it's creamy to the point of creating patches which is a shame but that can be fixed either with layering it with a lip liner or topping it with a green powder!


This is by far my favourite and is named 'Depraved' it is a blue toned lilac colour that rreminds me of marshmallows for some reason and it applies wonderfully. New fave here!!


This baby is named 'Make it right' and is the perfect deep richly coloured Cadbury purple you always wanted!  I seriously love this again, it has the same problem as Serpent but again this can be fixed with the same solutions!


 Now this one took me by surprise a little! It's quite shimmery and is more pink than purple but still retains some warm lilac hues. This baby is called 'Make me Magnificent Magnificent' and is the most subtle of lipsticks I bought today. It's not as richly coloured as the others but still gives a nice looking to the lips without being too bold, I'd recommend this one to those who want to start experimenting with purples but don't know where to start!

'Rebel without a Cause' is again more pink toned purple but a deeper almost red tone one the lips, it's quite vampy but still wearable for every day life, colour payoff is great too. Possibly my least favourite just because I expected more from it, it's one of those 'looks great in the bullet but on the lips is completely different ' kinda lipsticks.

And now, the obligatory swatches!!


With flash! Top to bottom:
Depraved, Make me Magnificent, Make it right, Rebel with a Cause, Serpent and Barbie is Jealous.
Without flash 
So what did it cost me? Well all of these lipsticks cost me just £6.99 oh yeah you read that right!  All of the black cased lipsticks were just £1!! The makeup geek one was £1.99!! Did I do good or what?!

Would I repurchase?  Well duh?! For that price why wouldn't I?!



Sunday, 25 January 2015

Life is ironic, hair update and secrets!

OK so my new job is nice, I've even been offered a position higher up as a CA which means more money which is just fabulous because let's face it, I spend money like it's going out of fashion and half the time I don't even know what on... Nevermind... I can learn to budget.
So as far as work is concerned I was doing OK, until the other night I realised something... I have a huge crush on my boss... I mean, could I be anymore stereotypical? Young, new employee rising through the ranks has a major crush on her 30-something year old somewhat good looking (and in a long term relationship might I add) manager.
Reason #7 why I am still single. I fail at life...
I mean he's not even my type.. He's funny I'll give him that and kind and I can joke around with him but he's MY BOSS.. Who is already taken dammit... (am I bad for thinking this is just more of an exciting challenge?)
As I said, I am a terrible person and I fail at life...
You know its not like I intend to be THAT girl.. Clearly I have no morals, even though I thought I did...  I'm pretty sure he doesn't like me like that, he's complimented me but that's just him being a good boss...  I think... Oh God, tell me this isn't gonna be like a seedy office romance...
My mother did have a nightmare the other week about a women attacking me and asking me why I was sleeping with her husband...  Perhaps even my clueless mother has coined in on my maneater ways...
Once more... I fail at life.
More importantly is my hair... Im going through the growing it out but not admitting your growing it out stage.. Ideally I'd like extensions but I'm pretty sure my shaved sides wouldn't allow for it.  Looks like ill be attacking it with hair dye real soon! I have like 3 inches of roots I forgot to deal with!
Speaking of forgetting you know, I genuinely couldn't remember the last time I shaved my legs today... How bad is that!? I mean it was winter and we ladies all leave it a bit longer between shaving, just for the extra warmth... just admit it! However I was looking at my bristly, unkempt, cankles and thought to myself... Exactly when did I shave last?? Got to have been before new year... Holy fuckshits... 
Reason #11 why I am still single... No one wants to date a yeti...
At least my armpits are always tamed as for the neither regions.... Let's not go there...
I've been doing a lot of thinking recently, particularly into why I'm still that annoying friend giving relationship advice without ever really being in a relationship and I thought, it's got to be me?!
Now thanks to the wonders of instagram and it's many filters I now like my face in pictures! (when I take them, of the side of my face, with the camera way above my head, and with as much brightness and contrast as i can muster without turning my face into just one huge white blob with eyes...). And im dealing with my weight, a size 12 isn't the worse thing and I can diet. I don't believe my personality is bad... Therfore my only conclusion is that I'm either too picky or that I have terrible choice in men.
I like to think it's both.
Anyhoos I need sleep, I'll keep u updated on the hair growth, and with the whole boss situation... Damn you feelings!
I'll leave you with some updated hair pictures and some selfies as I am now a selfie whore, although I don't have premium membership... You gotta own a selfie stick for that ...