Monday 28 October 2013

Disappointing Product # 4: MAC Prep & Prime (Eye)

 I'm mainly annoyed at myself for not buying a MAC Paint Pot instead of the MAC Prep & Prime ($19//£12.50) because I was hesitating and I still have never tried out a Paint Pot. This is a good colour and it's cancels out any blue tones on my lids but the problem is that...

Sunday 27 October 2013

Obsessed With # 7: Kiehl's Over-Night Biological Peel

 I've long wanted to try Alpha H Liquid Gold, but I've never actually taken the plunge. I came across (randomly, I hadn't done any research) the Kiehl's Over-Night Biological Peel hoping that it would help with any scarring I had and genuinely help with the smoothness of my skin. I've only used it about four times now but I feel the need to share this product with you all!

A Dupe For Nars Luster?

One of my first ever posts was about the Nars blush in the shade Luster (that post has since been deleted because 1) all the photos on my blog got deleted and I couldn't be bothered to save every single post and 2) it was a bit cringe and all over the place). Nars Luster ($29) remains in my top 5 blushes and I am still always attracted to apricot blushes with a gold shimmer. I have come across a few pretty close dupes in my day (what, am I old or something?) but this is the newest and closest dupe I have. I'm talking about L'Oréal True Match Blush ($11.49) in W1-2.

Saturday 19 October 2013

Beloved Bronzers

Top-clockwise: Soap & Glory Solar Powder, & Other Stories Face Contour Cream, theBalm Bahama Mama, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, Bourjois Délice de Poudre. Centre: Bourjois Bronzing Primer.
I'm slowly starting to notice that a lot of my makeup that I didn't throw out is missing so unfortunately I don't have NYX Blush in Taupe to show you. NYX Taupe was my first contour colour ever and it's a really great one if you're pale because it's very ashy and is great for mimicking a shadow with. But anyway, it seems to have disappeared so I'm going to talk about six other bronzers that I use regularly and love. I'm talking bronzers I use for contouring, as well as bronzer I use for, well, bronzing!

Monday 14 October 2013

About Annie: My Skin Part I

I'm going to do two posts about my skin, this one is going to be dedicated to my skin history and skincare whereas the next one will be more about makeup suitable for my type of skin. I think above having a nice body, nice hair or generally just nice features, I would rather have really nice skin. I think clear, smooth skin is one of the most attractive things and it also really helps with your confidence. I say this because I used to have acne.

Friday 11 October 2013

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

 I used to be such a winged liner and pink lipgloss girl for years and years until about three years ago when I really started getting into makeup. I tend to wear eyeshadow more than I do eyeliner nowadays. The Naked palettes were always something I had my eye on but I could never really justify buying. But luckily I was recently given the Naked 2 palette (mom if you're reading this we can share!)

Tuesday 8 October 2013

My Real Techniques Brushes

The majority of my brushes are by Real Techniques, and they're definitely my favourite brushes for my face or base products. I find it slightly annoying how to get some of the brushes you have to buy them in a set. I usually end up giving the ones I wouldn't use away to a family member.

Sunday 6 October 2013

Popularly Priced Primers

By 'popularly priced', I basically mean drugstore. Don't gasp but I am not including the Bourjois Bronzing Primer that everyone is obsessed with (I do have it, but I use it on top of my foundation, not underneath so it doesn't really count does it?). I have three primers that I rotate throughout the week and I love all three!

Saturday 5 October 2013

Obsessed With # 6: Wet N Wild 'Walking On Eggshells'

 I recently got this eyeshadow trio from Duane Reade, I wasn't intending on buying that day but when I saw how cheap this was (a couple of dollars before tax), I couldn't help myself. When I could've but really I have basically no self control. This is the Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trio in 'Walking On Eggshells'.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Disappointing Product # 3: Benefit They're Real

I'm so sorry if you love Benefit They're Real but I just don't get why people love this mascara when I just don't at all. I tend to prefer fibre wands but sometimes I do like plastic wands so it's not like I'm prejudiced against them. I like L'Oréal Telescopic for example but I just feel like They're Real was so over-hyped and I was let down. I find that the problem with this mascara is that it clumped all my lashes together and it ended up looking like I had about five fat lashes which isn't the look I go for surprisingly. Luckily I didn't actually ever buy the mascara, I just had a sample size.    

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Autumn Picks: Body, Fragrance & Home Edition

 *Apologies about how late the second post of my Autumn series is!*
I much prefer Autumn/Winter scents because I like quite warm, sweet fragrances which just seem a bit sickly in the warmer months. Here are a few of my Autumn picks for body care and fragrance. There aren't many products mentioned in this post but hopefully you find something you like among them!

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