Nude shades always get me and so has this new Maybelline Stripped Nudes collection. This collection contains new staple nude lipsticks and nail polishes. I picked up three products, check them out!


Maybelline Stripped Nudes Collection Haul Review Swatches!

Here's a rosy look I wore to a day out with the man using the Naked 3 Eyeshadow PaletteFor the rest of the products I wore in this look and the brushes I used, keep reading! x


LOOK: Up and Rosy with Naked 3 Palette

Now this review is about the cooler toned MAC 15 pan palette recently released in the UK. You can read my post on the MAC Eye Shadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette. In contrast to the golds and bronzes in the previous palette, the MAC Eye Shadow x15 Cool Neutral Palette houses predominantly silvery and grey shades which are still in the neutral spectrum.


MAC Eye Shadow x15 Cool Neutral Palette Review, Swatches!

MAC Eye Shadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette Review, Swatches!

MAC Cosmetics has recently released a duo of 15 pan eyeshadow palettes - one with warm neutrals and another with cooler toned neutrals. What I have here is the MAC Eye Shadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette which is definitely a feast for the eyes, and even better swatched!

MAC Eye Shadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette Review, Swatches!

Do you dream of laying in a bed of roses?

Here's a fragrance that wraps you up in a fresh dewy and irresistible rose scent akin to that a bed of roses but without the thorns! Created in 1998, the classic Rose de Mai, the French rose by Fragonard combines rose with black currant, lily of the valley and ylang-ylang to create that old-fashioned rose grown on the South of France scent. Main accords are of rose, floral, white floral, green and woody.


Rose de Mai Fragonard for Women Fragrance Review

Are you looking for an anti-blemish face mask?

Every now and then when life permits, I like to indulge in a little Lush face mask therapy. This week's treat has been Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask. This gentle face mask acts to fight acne and to soothe irritated skin. It contains garlic which acts as an antiseptic, tea tree essential oil (good for blemishes), deep cleansing kaolin and antibacterial honey. 


Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask Review

Perusing my local Superdrug today I came across Rimmel's new offerings - a whole nail polish collection collab with British R&B singer Rita Ora. I'm always up for new nail polish and with Rimmel as my fave drugstore brand for nail lacqs I decided to pick up two. The current Buy-1-get-one-half-price trick also helped my lemmings. Here are my two pennies on the new polishes.


Rimmel Rita Ora Lose Your Lingerie & White Hot Love Review, Swatches!

After months of anticipation, we now have the MAC Maleficent Collection Colour Story! This 14-product collection is based on the upcoming Disney movie Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. It features MAC lashes, 3 nail polishes, prep and prime, red lips and a neutral eyeshadow quad. Keep reading for more information!


MAC Maleficent Collection Colour Story!

Here's the second part of my MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Collection haul. Where the first part of my haul consisted of coral and neutral bronzey shades, this second part has the more pinky or Radiant Orchid variety. As you might know, radiant orchid has been pronounced as this year's pantone colour. I wonder if it was by coincidence that MAC released this collection with the same colour theme or if it was planned, but either way I'm glad. Keep reading for my review!

MAC A Fantasy Of Flowers Collection Haul, Review, Swatches Part 2 - Radiant Orchid

MAC A Fantasy Of Flowers Collection Haul, Review, Swatches Part 1 - Corals

Are you a fan of mineralised beauty products? 

Well if you are, you're in luck. MAC has released their A Fantasy of Flowers Collection. As you can probably tell, I was pretty excited about this. In this release, there are new mineralised eyeshadow quads, mineralised blushes, skinfinishes and lipsticks. And I sure picked out a few. I decided to split my haul into two posts - this first one being corals and neutrals and the next one to keep checking my blog for in a future post. We do need some suspense don't we? Well then lets get started on the reviews and swatches!


MAC A Fantasy Of Flowers Collection Haul, Review, Swatches Part 1 - Corals

As far as toners go, I can't really say I've tried many as when I find a product I like, I tend to stick to it. And that's the way I feel about the NARS Skin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner. I’ve been loving this toner for a while. Up until months ago when I went for a NARS makeover at House of Fraser in Westfield London, I never knew NARS had a skincare line! Out of skincare products in my stash, toner was what I needed the most so I picked this up.

NARS Skin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner Review

Thank you all for entering my giveaway. After a few weeks of waiting, we now have a winner!

The MAC trio of MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick, MAC Jete Eyeshadow and MAC Eye kohl goes to -- 

Carissa @VanillaCrush1 !

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Please email me at xprincesaliviax @ with your mailing address and MAC Kohl of your choice.


And thank you all once again for your continuous support on the blog xx

Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog



Winner of The Skin and Beauty Blog MAC Makeup Giveaway!

Do you suffer from dry lifeless hair?

Extremes of weather, whether the windy cold air of winter or the harsh sun rays of summer, have the potential to dry out hair causing brittleness and split ends. Voted as the Best Hair Care Product of 2013 by the Madame Figaro Prix Beaute Stars' Jury, the Leonor Greyl PARIS L'Huile de Leonor Greyl Beautifying Oilis a pre-shampoo oil that is meant to moisturise hair to protect it from dryness. Keep reading for my review!


The HAIRoine - Leonor Greyl PARIS L'Huile de Leonor Greyl Beautifying Oil Review!

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