Monday, 27 October 2014

funky christmas jumpers

I had every intention of doing my weekly loves post today as I didn't manage to get it done yesterday, but this post is just way more exciting! I was recently contacted by Funky Christmas Jumpers to see if I would like a Christmas jumper to try. Now as you will all know, I am a huge fan of Christmas and probably say every year that I wish I could wear jumpers all year round, so when I read this email I let out a little squeal.

funky christmas jumpers red rudolph
funky christmas jumpers
Jumper: c/o Funky Christmas Jumpers *
 Jeans: Love Label

The jumper I was kindly sent couldn't have been more me. I mean it's Rudolph, what's not to love! I got a Medium and I would say sizing is pretty spot on, except the sleeves. I seem to have problems with the sleeves of every jumper that I buy though, I think I just have abnormally short arms! This jumper is so warm and snuggly and definitely put a good old festive smile on my face! Next on my hitlist has to be this Elf Jumper, honestly I cannot wait until payday when I can go Christmas Jumper mad again.

Reluctantly I have now put this away until it is the right month to wear it, but on a good note it is only 58 days to go! ♥
♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥       

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

maybelline color drama lipstick - red essential

maybelline color drama
maybelline color drama review
maybelline color drama

I really don't think I can go into Boots without buying something. I actually went in a few weeks ago with my mum so she could buy some holiday bits. Obviously this meant that I had to walk past the makeup aisle before I got there. I saw this pencil and knew I needed to try it as I have become a huge fan of lip crayons lately and you can't beat a red lip. 
maybelline red essential swatch
maybelline color drama red essential
Available from Boots and Superdrug.

My face seemed to be extremely red when I took these photos, so there is no full face picture, sorry! I don't really know why I am saying sorry, maybe it's a blessing to not see my face HA! I find with my scar that I seem to have really good days where you can't see it and bad ones when thats all you can see..I probably notice it more on myself though. Anyway enough of my rambling, onto the lipstick...

Red Essential is a true, bright red a little deeper than MAC Ruby Woo but still as vibrant. The colour is very classic and a perfect, elegant red. 

The pencil isn't too thick to hold which makes it so much easier to apply to the lips more accurately. The nib is very soft although it does tug ever so slightly. I found this did smudge on me a little though but I'm not sure if I was just having one of those clumsy days where I just seem to forget I am wearing lipstick then next thing I know it's smudged. I really like the formula of these, I would say they are Maybelline's take on the NARS pencils although I wouldn't say they are as creamy, but still not a bad match at all and a lot cheaper too!

This lasted on me for a good few hours before needing to be touched up and that was from drinking a few glasses of wine too, so not bad for the price at all!

I will definitely repurchase, I just need to choose between them all for the next shade! 
♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥       

Monday, 20 October 2014

five things I have loved this week.. #11

Sorry I never posted this yesterday, I decided to update my MacBook thinking it was a good idea. 5 hours later and it was still updating meaning I could get nothing done which was a tad annoying! Anywho we are back now with a few things that I have loved this last week!

I know this is a blogger favourite anyway but when my mum brought this back from the good old land of duty free for me, I instantly fell in love. I have wanted this lipstick for ages and mentioned it just on the off chance that she would be able to pick it up for me. A review will definitely be going up on this pronto!


I have mentioned before that I absolutely love colourful skulls and this little dude travelled all of the way back from Mexico to join my collection!

Since starting this blog, I seem to have started a little tradition with my mum in that we can't settle for normal chocolate Advent Calendars anymore. Like last year, she has gone for Yankee Candle and I have gone for the Ciaté nail polish calendar.

I saw this picture on We Heart It and it really did make me giggle! Any joke involving Spiderman, I love.

I absolutely love Ella Eyre, she is beautiful and her voice is absolutely to die for. This song has been stuck in my head all week, although I will admit it did take me a good while to find the version that doesn't have any swears in it to show you.

I hope you all have a lovely week! 
♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥       

Monday, 13 October 2014

MAC retro matte lipstick - flat out fabulous

mac flat out fabulous
mac flat out fabulous lipstick
mac flat out fabulous swatch

I have had this lipstick since right back in my haul post here, but haven't been able to wear it until recently as my lip started to heal. I must admit not being able to wear lipstick for a while really threw me, I know it sounds silly but I really missed a good old swipe of lippie in the morning. I have had a bit of an addiction to stocking them up for when I could wear them again so now I can I think I have a bit too much choice in the mornings. I chose this shade after falling in love instantly after swatching and knew I needed to have it in my life.
mac flat out fabulous review
uk beauty blog
Available from MAC and Debenhams.

Flat Out Fabulous is a beautiful vivid pink which I have fallen so in love with. MAC describe it as a 'bright plum matte' although I would say this is way more pink than plum, but has a huge fuschia tone running through it. To me, it is like a perfect winter pink as it still has a bit of a berry feel about it. It does look a lot darker in the bullet than it comes across as, as you will see it is definitely a lot more vibrant in real life. The colour itself is perfect for a night out or if you are like me, just to glam up a daytime look with simple eye makeup.

The formula of this is perfect, it doesn't bleed, lose colour or anything. I seem to change my mind all of the time, but currently this is my favourite finish as it just sits perfectly. I actually wore this for a 10 hour shift and only had to touch up the corners at lunchtime, if I hadn't eaten I honestly think I wouldn't have needed to touch it at all either. For a matte based formula it doesn't feel too drying at all, but then I don't seem to have a huge problem with matte finishes anyway. This will probably haunt me when the weather gets colder and I will be moaning that my lips are dry though!

When I think of how a lipstick should be, to me this is perfect and I know it will be a colour that will be automatically replaced every time it is used up. 
♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥       
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...