January Favourites..

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Hi guys,

So here are my January favourites… a bit late but better late than never.  So let me get right into it.

 

1. Salt Scrub by Sanctuary Spa

Add a little bit of luxury to your bath or shower time.  I have been loving this body scrub by  Sanctuary spa. Its rich and thick and leaves the body feeling smooth and extremely moisturised. Now be aware that it is an oily scrub and can leave a slight oil residue, but this soon wears off.  It also has a great smell.

 

2.Maxfactor  2000 Calorie mascara –  

I usually use Dior Show Blackout or YSL Sumptuous Extreme mascara, which are both  great,  however I recently ran out of both of them. I never had time to go to the department store to pick up a new one, so while I was doing my weekly shop I remembered and  picked up one of my old favourites, Maxfactor 2000 calorie dramatic volume mascara.  When I used it I was reminded of why I used to love it.  Application is easy and its very affordable  at £7.99.   It says it gives up to 300% more volume and is smudge  proof, so you can  have a dramatic look. However it  can clump  a little but otherwise its a nice option for a mascara.

 

3.Real Techniques Complexion sponge –

Created by The Pixiwoo You tube  sister duo, Sam and Nicole Chapman.  This is a great and much more affordable alternative to the famous  Beautyblender.  It has a classic tear drop shape.  The flat edge is great for blending around the eyes and nose.  This is great for blending out your base or your concealer to give you that flawless finish. Priced at £4.99 it’s a steal when compared to the beauty blender which is priced at £16.00.  I brought a couple of these and use it to blend my concealer highlight.  The technique I use is almost like a “dab and roll” manoeuvre, which allows you to push the product into the skin without the streaks etc.

 

4.NARS eyeshadow base –

This is a great a base for your eyeshadow. It smooths the eyelid and prepares it to receive the eyeshadow, it also helps to avoid cracking and prolongs the wear. When I get to my night time make up removal routine, my eyeshadow looks like I just applied it.

 

5. Zara perfumes –  

Have you used any of these perfumes? If your fed up with using your more expensive perfumes every day and watching the bottle quickly empty, I would advise you consider these. The Zara perfumes are a great option for a simple, reasonably priced perfume.  They have  gorgeous scents depending on your taste. Some have a more floral smell and others have a stronger musk like scent.  Now don’t expect a long lasting one spray a day perfume, but because its so reasonably priced you can carry it with you and respray several times during the day. They are priced between £10-£12 and  I personally like the Femme and Nuit.   Now I love my perfumes and I have a good collection of high end fragrances with my favourite being Chanel, but it’s always nice to add variety.

 

Well thats it for my January faves, I hope you enjoyed them.  Maybe you will consider some of them in the future. Have you tried any of these or are you thinking about it?  It would be nice to know how you found them.  Please leave your comments below.

 

Until next time..

 

Angela Nx

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MAC haul

 

 

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Hi beauties,

On a recent trip to MAC cosmetics I purchased some goodies which I can’t wait to try out.

1.MINERALISE SKINFINISH HIGHLIGHTER: 

Described as a luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. This powder   is a pressed powder highlighter and comes in 5 different shades. I got the Gold Deposit shade.     I actually wanted the Iridescent powder but its been discontinued. Apparently Mac has discontinued many lines  this past year.

2.PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER:NW40,            

I will use this to highlight

3.STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION:NW44                     

I wanted to try a matte foundation for my combination skin.  I know it can be quite heavy if too much is applied. It looked nice on in the store, but then it always does. ..

4. FLUIDLINE EYE-LINER GEL:                              

5.TECHNAKOHL EYELINER -RISQUE:                                     

MAC products may not always be the most penny friendly cosmetics on the market, but they are also  not the most expensive and  they do produce some quality items.  I will do a  post on good less expensive  alternatives which I also use.  Have you used any of these? How did you find them?

I’m looking forward to using these products and will let you know how I get on.

Until next time..

Angela Nx

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Back with a smokey eye….

Hi beauties,

Its been a while since I posted due to various reasons. One being that I travelled, then on my return I caught the flu a few times and was completely knocked out.  But I’m back now and I must say I have missed you and my blog.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and New year – I know it was ages ago :-).  Its hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of January already….

This is a smokey eye that I tried using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This palette has more cooler tones like silvers and shimmery neutrals when compared with the original Naked palette.2015-01-24-15-36-45-995c

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To create this look:

Eyelid:               Verve

Midlid:              Chopper

Crease:              Busted

Above crease:  Tease

Outer v:            Blackout

Inner eye:        Verve

Lashes:             Ardell Demi WispiesDSC00202_10What do you think of this look?

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you in the next one.

 

Angela Nx

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