Marching on to new things to try

I can’t believe where this month is going.  Is it just as I get older that time goes faster?  Or are you feeling how are we in March already too?

One thing I told you guys I’d love to try but just don’t have the cash was the Artis brushes.  However, I accidentally came across a similar shaped one on eBay for pennies.  I think it was £2.75 which for that if I don’t like it can just chuck it in the bin.  It’s really dense and small.  It’s rather bizarre as expected but only tried it once so am holding judgement until I’ve used it a bit.

 

The other thing I have heard alot about is Vitamin C serum being super for your skin.  I picked mine up from Amazon.  It’s not as thick as I imagined it to be.  But again I’ll try and include it in my skin care routine and see how it goes.  If it does impressive things I shall let you know!

 

I also love the Rimmel wake me up concealer so have fancied trying a drug store foundation too for a while and when I saw this on offer in Asda for £5  i thought I’d give it a go.   Have any of you got this?  Infallible seems really popular but I’ve heard good things about Borjouis Healthy Serum too.  I mean how many foundations does a girl actually need?? But in my defence they are my favourite beauty product at the moment.  I also got a free 7 day trial of YSL foundation…not sure when that offer finishes but great way to try it.

I got a new Mac lippie Ruby Woo to add to my collection.

 

I picked up a bomber jacket from Boohoo.  I thought it would be great to take on holiday as it’s alot lighter than my regular coat but still padded and has warmth to it.  A steal at £20.00 with free delivery.   And i picked up some black jeggings from M&S for £22.50 which I thought was really good value as the material is great but they have belt hoops and a button which make them feel more like jeans.

I also discovered Depop!  Am I really late joining the bandwaggon on this?  I managed to pick up a Coloured Raine matte lipstick in Marshmallow which reminds me of something.  It’s got a grey undertone to it, I’m not sure what it will be like on :-/ and I got a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria to try.  That is one app I will have to be careful with..there you can actually get the Becca highlighter by Jacyln Hill but I am not spending anymore this month so maybe next.

Also, has anyone seen that my favorite make up brand Urban Decay have just released some highlighters, bronzers and new shades of foundation in the good ole USA.  When are we getting it here??? They have one called sin which just looks so gorgeous and is a champagne colour.  I’ve seen their pictures under Instagram if you were wondering.

 

Have you had any good finds or new bits this month?

Love Em x

 

My Mac Lipsticks…the story so far

Can I just say…I only have 5 😢.  My #maclipstickgoal is considerably higher.

Out of the five I do own, the first one I got treated to I thought I would love but alas I don’t and that is snob.  I do love the formula though, it is a satin, my only one and its creamy but stays on for a good while.  It’s not entirely disagreeable so I don’t want to get rid of it but I find it too garishly pink for my taste, like a barbie pink almost 😑.  It was a present so it is here to stay but little used.

Because of the ‘mistake’ with the first one I asked a friend to recommend the second.  You may at this point be thinking just try them but where I live is nowhere near a Mac store….there is very little choice so it’s generally done online by recommendation.  My second choice was the staple which has to be my favourite, Velvet Teddy.  It’s a nude but leaning to the browner end.  It is matte in formula so stays on and would compliment all skin tones I think.

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From top to bottom. Ruby Woo Creme Cup High Tea Velvet Teddy Snob

The third one I searched in a Mac store in Bruges last year.  It was my first time in one and I was blown away by the choice.  I honestly felt a little overwhelmed so browsed around but felt it was hard to pick unless you had something in mind which I did not.  I swatched High Tea and took note of the name and ordered it when I got home.   Out of all of them it’s not easy to show on camera what it’s like.   It’s a lustre, very sheen, light but catches the light.  I like it as it’s almost like a balm and I love my balms! But you have to reapply it a lot as it slides off.

My fourth was found on You Tube, I watch this girl called Dramatic Mac, her real name is Aisling, and she has a very mellow Irish accent.  She has a love of nude lipsticks and one of her favs is ‘Snowcap’ by NYX which I also love so this is one of her other favs. So it’s called Creme Cup.  I really like it, it’s a cremesheen which is not unlike the lustre.   It has pink tones rather than brown but not overbearing and feels soft on your lips.

And last my new purchase Ruby Woo.  A classic, again under recommendation by another You Tuber.  This one is a matte also and for this reason alone it will last longer than my others.  It is a true deep red which for some reason I am drawn to more than pinks.  Check out the swatches.  It does however bleed a little so a lip pencil will help with this and of course with any matte lipstick try dry brushing your lips so any dead or flaking skin is removed.

My next purchase I think will be Viva Glam II which is another nude!! I do love my neutrals.  Which have you got?

Love Em x