Makeup

Return Of The Mac

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I guess the title of this post is a little misleading as it’s not the return of any Mac products I’ve reviewed (minus the blusher in my August favourites) due to the fact I’ve only recently began to buy Mac makeup; I just think that song is a prime reminder of the 90’s and when I say Mac, that voice in my head begins to sing along EVERY SINGLE TIME. Take away the k and voila, you have a relevant, fitted title.

 

Anyway, moving on from my mutterings, I’ll get on to the serious side of things. I’ve read so much about MAC lipsticks since I became addicted to blogging and there’s so many shades, you just don’t know where to start or what to experiment. I knew I wanted to try a couple out because I wanted to move away from the laziness or should I say lack of my lip care and endeavour in some shiny new lippy. I’ll admit I’ve never been a lover of lipstick but lately, I can’t seem to leave the house without it. I do however, stick to a limit and that’s not to go too heavy with the colours as I very much doubt that would suit me.

 

As you know, MAC makeup over in America works out that little bit cheaper so as scheduled, when visiting the mall whilst I was in Florida, I strutted over to the MAC counter of Macy’s and was overwhelmed by choice. In my head, I had an idea what kind of colour I was wanting but I’m not well up on the different types so had to go from what I saw in front of me. In the end, I went for MAC Frost ‘Ramblin’ Rose’. It wasn’t till I got back home that I noticed the Creme Cup and Coral Bliss were circulating the blogger network so they were bought from my remaining dollars transferred back to pounds. Straight away I knew they’d be the colours to complete my set of three.

 

 

MAC Frost Ramblin’ Rose: This is a bronze/peach colour and is my most used as it was first bought. I find it being my staple piece shade as it completes the natural, nude look I go for in my day to day make up and is a simple colour that goes with everything. It is a shimmery and sheen lipstick but once settled it does leave a lovely golden glow. Personally, I love the frosty shimmer as it highlights your lips – the formulation is spot on and the colour is conveyed perfectly once applied. Plus out of the three, this seems to last the longest on my lips!

MAC Cremesheen Coral Bliss: I would say the colour of this lipstick is a tone lighter than the Ramblin’ Rose (as you can probably guess, I always go for similar shades). It is a pretty coral colour that is right in the middle; not too light, not too dark. The creamy formula definitely overtakes the frosted element it says it has but once again, I don’t mind as once applied it leaves a subtle, sheer finish and is pigmented enough for just one simple swipe. You don’t have to fear it looking too loaded on your lips and it provides great coverage. That’s what I love about this lipstick!

 

 

MAC Cremesheen Creme Cup: May I introduce you to my favourite lipstick, ever. I’m so glad I bought this as I’ve never had it off my lips since. The shade is a gorgeous nude/light pink with a slight blue undertone although it looks much darker off than on. It is definitely more creamy than normal textures (and I think Cremesheen is going to be my favourite kind from now on as both the Cremesheen’s I have live up to their name) but it’s hard to resist as the formula is so moisturising and prevents any form of dryness. This is another versatile lipstick as it’s a simple, but effective colour. However, not only is it a gorgeous colour, it has such a pleasant smell to it too. It doesn’t smell like an ordinary lipstick, it has a particular scent to it and I can’t quite work out what it is but it is nice to the nostrils. My complexion is a pale complexion, but I do believe it would match to any sort of complexion with it being so light. The only downside is it doesn’t stay on for long but it is build-able and you can reapply as often as you want. I’d certainly recommend to anyone who is looking for that soft, nude lipstick to wear on a day to day basis.

 

Do you have a favourite MAC lipstick? Or a favourite MAC product in general? I’m hoping to buy other products in the future as even though it is quite pricey, it fits the bill in my eyes (no makeup pun intended).

 

Lots of love…






P.S: I’ve had a little change around of the header on my blog. I’m not an expert at design but I think creating my own from scratch is a step up from me editing an already made base and I thought it looked cute. Picmonkey is a holy grail!

 

 

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Bourjois Paris So Laque Glossy

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Last month, I entered a Glamour mag competition through Magic Freebies and without having a clue I’d won, received these two ‘Bourjois Paris So Laque Glossy’ nail polishes through the post. At first I was baffled where they’d come from but then realised I must have been one of the winners of the giveaway which I was dead pleased about because I never win anything!

The shades I received were 08 Peach and Love and 03 BC Beige.

I love experimenting with different nail polishes, some may say I have an addiction and when the summer months are here, I go all out on purchasing the lighter shades. These are exactly that, they’re such a pretty colour, perfect if you want a natural colour on your nails but one that stands out too. These nail polishes are so easy to apply and glide across your nail really softly. I suppose it’s called ‘glossy’ for a reason because you can tell straight away when you are applying the varnish that it is going to be a glossy texture and when you’ve finished painting them, they look so nice and shiny.

 Another thing I like to do is experiment on my nail designs. Now, I’m not that clever; tbh, I’m not that good at all but I’m learning and this is the simple design I chose to paint with my freebies.

I decided to paint them half and half because I thought the colours went well together. As you can see, there’s no streaks and that is definitely one of the benefits. T’hey shine to the point you can see the reflection of light on the nail and it looks gorgeous when on. I have used it a few times now and am happy with the polishes. The only faults I can pick are you have to use a couple of coats to get a brighter colour and it does seem to chip quite quickly. However, that may just be me and my over active hands, I suppose it lasts longer depending on what you do from day to day.

Those are the only negative things and I would definitely recommend somebody to go out and try some.

What are your favourite summer shades?

Lots of love…

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