Nude Waterfall Cardigan Primark
Lace Dress H&M
White tank top H&M
Maybe I should learn how to crop out the background....
I have been a makeup
addict collector for about 5 years now *whew time does fly fast!* and here's a collection of my lip liners/pencils. These are from various brands including Barry M, MAC, Sleek MakeUP, Maybelline, Rimmel, NYX and 17 cosmetics. I initially swatched this for my own purposes, and then I realised someone else might find them useful too. I hope the swatches will be useful somehow!
MAC Mouth Off, Barry M 24, Barry M 12, MAC Magenta, 17 Valentine
Sleek MakeUP Mossberry, NYX Currant, NYX Mahogany, MAC Mahogany, MAC Life's a Breeze, MAC In Synch, MAC Pink Treat
MAC Test Pattern, MAC Stripdown, MAC Oak, MAC Subculture, Rimmel Tiramisu, MAC Naked Liner,MAC Redd, MAC Cherry, MAC Brick, Maybelline Red Glamour
Here are some notes on a few of them:
* MAC Magenta is a hot pink with a purple frost. A duochrome lip pencil.
* Sleek MakeUP Mossberry is actually an eye liner, but also works as a lip liner, albeit a rather rough one. It serves as a good lip liner for the matching lipstick from the collection.
* Sleek MakeUP Mossberry looks similar to NYX Currant.
* MAC Life's a Breeze is a light pink with a slight frost.
* MAC Naked Liner - I sometimes use this on my lower waterline as a nude pencil to brighten my eyes and make them look more wide and awake.
* MAC Pink Treat is my only mechanical pencil - ie. twist up nonsharpen pencil.
* Most of my nude lip pencils look really similar. I think I should give some of them away.
* Rimmel Tiramisu and Maybelline Red Glamour are soo soft and easy to apply on the lips.
I quite like lip pencils as they are useful to provide a defined lip line *essential for reds and darker lipsticks*. If the colour pay off is good, they are also good to fill the lips instead of using a lipstick. I have done this a lot in the past, so easy to use on the go. Line and fill for a *usually* matte finish, or top with a lip gloss for a shiny finish.
I bought a few bits and bobs last week - some necessary, some not - as most of us girls do. Lets run through the unnecessary things first and follow with the actually useful ones, that way I feel like I have not really wasted so much money. Ha ha.
Moustache Ring Topshop £6.50/£5.85 with student d/c
When I first spotted this gold look ring in Topshop, I immediately laughed out loud, not too loud that I'd looked like a big idiot, but enough to make me look like just an idiot. I picked it up, put it on, and showed my friend, who laughed out loud herself. It's such a cutie. Depending on how you look at it, it could be a Ram's horns, but I'd like to think of it as a Moustache. I know I should have found this in November for Movember. Really unnecessary, but its still too cute to pass up.
Sunnies Ring Topshop £4/£3.60 with student d/c
And then I found this ring. Another cutie. Perfect for the summer. Not too expensive either.
Seems perfect with my other ring too. Highly unnecessary, but hella cute!
Floral Laminate Card Holder Accessorize £5/£4.50 with student d/c
I needed a replacement for my old purse, and I thought this was a nice compact substitute. I put my cards in all the different pockets, and my folded up cash and a few coins inside the zip pocket in the middle. Really quite snug and tight as its just meant to be a card holder, but it still works. 50% necessary. Ha ha!
Cod Liver Oil with Multi Vitamins Capsules (500mg) Holland and Barrett £4.79
I admit I have not been eating as well as I should be, and no way are multivitamins a good substitute for a healthy diet, but they are a useful adjunct. I found this while browsing the Cod Liver Oil section at Holland and Barrett. I picked up the 60-caps mini bottle and paid for it. I'm really happy about these. The soft gel capsules are so easy on the gullet. When I finish this up, I'll pick up the 180 capsule one, which is slightly cheaper per capsule. I have a family history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease) and adequate Omega-3 is good at reducing cardiovascular risk. Its harmless, everyone should take it!
Zumba Fitness Wii with belt Amazon.co.uk £19.99 (much cheaper than shops on the street!)
I haven't had the time to do my bellydancing this year, and I do need some exercise. I've been thinking about picking this up for a while, and I'm glad I did. It's really quite fun, especially with friends or family (erghm my brother) to do it with. I just feel sorry for the folks in the flat below however, as the our floor isn't quite motion-proof, but I only use it during the daytime and before 10PM, however, so I suppose it should be alright!
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose
I purchased this blush when I was in the states last August 2011. Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose is a rosy-pink colour with a silvery sheen. It applies really well and looks like a natural winter flush. It comes with a mirror and a brush - which is a bit scratchy and I don't use it much. I have other blush brushes to use!
Doesn't it look really cute in the packaging? I'm in-love with the hearts!
NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Brown
This is a retractable eye pencil that does not require sharpening - which is very convenient for on-the-go. However with these types of products, my experience has been that the adhesive at the base inevitably loosens up leaving me with an unstable (and sometimes falling-out) pencil. It is too soon to tell whether this will have the same fate.
I have this product in Brown, which is a medium-dark brown colour with a matte finish. The pencil itself is thin in diameter - approx 5mm - and allows for a very thin line. So far on my eyelids, it does not seem to smudge, which is remarkable because I tend to have oily lids.
Overall I am very impressed with this product, and I definitely recommend it! NYX has several other colours of this Retractable eye liner, some matte some shimmery. And especially with this affordable price, I definitely think this is one to check out!
NYX Jumbo Pencils in Iced Mocha, French Fries, NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Brown