Tuesday, 17 June 2014

REVIEW - MAC - Rebel Lipstick

Hullo Ladies!

I'm been dying to own the MAC Rebel lipstick for ages! I have this idea in my head that If I've wanted a makeup product for more than a few weeks then it's likely to be worth the investment and boy this sure was! 

Rebel is a Satin Lipstick from MAC, the website simply calls it a Mid Toned Creamy Plum but it's so much more than that!

It's a dark berry lipstick that just screams sexiness. 

The formulation is beautiful, it's creamy, pigmented and goes on super smoothly without clinging to any dry ares. 

It also has amazing staying power. 

After a good couple of hours it leaves you with a gorgeous even stain that would look stunning just on its own or topped off with a lip balm if you haven't got a mirror to reapply the lipstick!

I can't wait to wear this on a night out with a smokey eye! 

You can buy this from Debenhams - HERE - for £15.00

Have you tried Rebel from MAC? Love it or hate it? 

Linzi xxx

Monday, 16 June 2014

REVIEW - Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm - Shameless

Hullo Ladies!

I recently bought a new Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless, It's a deep purple matte that I'd heard lots about on here and on Instagram before I purchased it.

Apparently people are finding it hard to get a hold of in some stores but luckily my local Boot's had it in stock. 

I don't own a lot of purple lipsticks but when I swatched this in store I knew I needed it just by how unique the colour was for a drugstore lippy. 

It's incredibly pigmented and creamy although I do find it grabs onto dry areas so make sure your lips have been prepped well before applying. 

In the image above I tried it with a sheer purple lip gloss over the tip and loved how it looked! 

I can't wait for Autumn to get here so I can wear this often without feeling a bit self conscious as it is quite different for me. 

It's amazing paired with barely their face makeup and a smudgy smokey eye. 

After a few hours it leaves a lovely even stain on the lips :-) 

I would highly recommend this and the other Revlon Matte Balms. I think I'm gonna have to get a few more to add to my collection! 

Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? Love them as much as me? 

Linzi xxx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Collective Haul :-) - Too Faced Chocolate Bar, Real Techniques, Revlon, Bourjois + More

Hullo Ladies....

Another Haul Post! 

I've picked up a few lovely things recently so I thought I'd talk about them in this post :-) 

ASOS had a 20% off everything flash sale awhile back and I made a cheeky order and picked up this Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette :-) I've heard so much about it and I'm so excited to make some new eye looks!

Two weeks ago whilst in ASDA I noticed they were now stocking Real Techniques and Ecotools so I picked up the Real Techniques Stipple Brush and the Ecotools Foam Applicator!

They also had VO5 on offer so I picked up the Smoothly Does It Curling Mousse and Tame and Shine Spray. 

I also bought a Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo and Conditioner. 

Then last week I made a quick trip to a shopping center and  made a stop in Boot's and TK Maxx!

I found a bottle of Seche Vite Top Coat in TK Maxx for £4.99 and then I bought another Revlon Lip Butter in Boots called Wild Watermelon. I also used my Advantage Card point to buy the Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless. 

I also bought the Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Facial Wash which I really like :-) 

So because I was so excited about finding Real Techniques in ASDA, I picked up another one when I went back a week later! The brush I bought was the Powder Brush :-) 


So last Sunday I decided to buy one of the new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets from Amazon just to give them a go and really loved it when It got here so the next day I went to Superdrug and picked up a three more of them because they were on 3 for 2 - I now have the colours - Hot Pepper, Frambourjoise, Ole Flamingo and Pink Pong :-) 

Then lastly I made a quick stop in Boots and picked up the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Self Heating Detox Mask which I've heard lots about and when I was at the counter they had this No7 mascara in a basket and the shopping assistant told me they were down to £6 on offer but if you have the coupon you can get another £3 off! So I bought that too :-)

So there you go! I can't wait to review some of these products! 

What have you bought recently? Have you tried the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet's? I think they're amazing :-) 

Linzi xxx

Monday, 9 June 2014

May Favourites 2014

Hullo Ladies!

Wow I think this is the latest I've ever posted my monthly favourites!

Anyway It's here now so lets get started :-) 

The Body Shop - Vineyard Peach Body Mist - Smells amazing! So refreshing for Summer and lasts surprisingly well for a body mist! If you like fruity scents then I highly recommend you give it a go. 

MAC Lipsticks - Flat Out Fabulous and Lady Danger - Both are new purchases and again, perfect for Summer. They're super bright and colourful and I just feel awesome in them! Flat Out Fabulous is a punky bright matte pink and Lady Danger is a yellow toned red that looks amazing on most skin tones!

The Body Shop - Watermelon Born Lippy Lip Balm - Another product that smells absolutely amazing from The Body Shop. I love the Born Lippy Lip Balms, they're moisturizing and always smell amazing and last ages on the lips.  I have most in the collection now and will continue to buy them when I run out :-) 

The Balm - Nude Tude Palette - Probably one of my most used palettes of the year so far, its highly pigmented, amazing quality and the packaging is just amazing! The colours range is wide for a neutral palette and you create a range of looks. 

The Body Shop - Banana Conditioner - Softens my locks and smells like banana! What more can I say really, except that it's probably my favourite conditioner ever for everyday use and I will continue to purchase it as long as I can! 

Real Techniques - Deluxe Crease Brush - Stunning at blending eye shadow/concealer and I use it every time I apply makeup now. It fits perfectly in my eye socket, packs on a lot of products and blends it beautifully. 

Barry M - Damson Hi Shine Gelly Nail Paint - A gorgeous blue nail polish that goes on in one coat and stay on for ages! I've been wearing it constantly since I bought it and have a feeling it's going to stay that way for the next few months :-)

So those are all my favourites for the month of May, what has been yours? 

Linzi xxx

My Top 3 MAC Red Lipsticks

Hullo Ladies!

I'm a big lover of red lipstick, I know many girls who find it hard to be comfortable in a red lippy but for some reason I never had that problem, I love wearing a bright lipstick. It's the same with my hair, the redder it is, the sexier I feel! 

Some of my favourite and most used red lipsticks happen to be MAC lipsticks. 

Today I'm going to be talking about my top 3 :-) 

They're not really in order because my favourite, changes constantly but these three in particular are never far from reach. 

Starting with Ruby Woo - A Blue Toned Classic Red Shade. It's very matte and can be drying if you don't prep your lips well before hand but the prep pays off as it's one of the most stunning red lipsticks I've ever seen. It suits a range of people and is loved by many. 

M.A.C Red - Another Blue Toned Red, this one is a Satin which means its it has a slight sheen to it. Extremely pretty. It was the first expensive red lipstick I bought, I bought it to go to my friends eighteenth birthday party and wore it constantly for ages after that so It holds a lot of memories for me. It's definitely one I suggest if your looking for a blue toned red that's not matte.

Lady Danger - A Yellow Toned Matte Red, It's my newest red lipstick from MAC but has become a quick favorite in the last month. It's amazing on a hot day with your favourite sundress and a pair of sunglasses. 

So those are my favourite MAC reds :-) 

I definitely suggest trying them out as they are all good quality, long lasting and absolutely gorgeous lipsticks!

What is your favourite red lipstick? 

Linzi xxx