Sunday, 29 July 2012

BLOG SALE - UK ONLY PLEASE! MAC/NARS/GUERLAIN & MORE

so i'm doing something i should have done a long time ago, selling some of my make up! p&p for all items is £2.50. uk only i'm afraid! 

please leave your paypal e-mail address in your comment so i can send your invoice there & it's safer for us both that way.

i'm open to offers for multiple buys :)

xx






OCC LIP TAR IN BANJEE (USED 1X) - £6
OCC LIP TAR IN CHA CHA (USED 1X) - 6sold
YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE NO.10 £16
YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE NO.06 £16
CHANTECAILLE LIP CHIC IN GERANIUM (MILLY MACKINTOSH'S FAVOURITE) SWATCHED 1X £20
MAC CHATTERBOX USED 5X £8sold



MAYBELLINE CORAL TONIC (USED 1X) £2
INGLOT 413 LIPSTICK (USED 1X) £5
LANCOME FRENCH TOUCH LIPSTICK IN 316 (USED 1X) £8


BENEFIT BENETINT (70% REMAINING) £5
LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUGLAGE CONCEALER IN SC-2 £10sold
VICHY DERMABLEND IN 15 (APPROX 75% REMAINING) £4sold
VICHY DERMABLEND IN 25 (APPROX 75% REMAINING) £4



GUERLAIN TERRACOTTA BRONZER (80% REMAINING) £10sold
DIORSKIN FOREVER FOUNDATION IN 30 (WITH BOX - 70-80% REMAINING) £13
GUERLAIN PARURE GOLD IN 03 (APPROX 70-80% REMAINING) £19 



LANCOME TEINT IDOLE ULTRA IN #4 (USED 1X) £14
ELF FLAWLESS FINISH FOUNDATION IN SAND (USED 5X) - £1.50
GUERLAIN PHOTO PERFEXION FOUNDATION IN 6 PERFECT HONEY (USED 2X) £15

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

fake mac products from cheapsmells.com

two weeks ago when i saw that cheapsmells.com was doing 15% off their already discounted mac selection i could barely contain my joy!

i popped 5 items into my online basket and couldn't wait for them to arrive.

for some reason they all came separately, and 'style' blush came first. as soon as i got it out of the packaging i knew that something wasn't right. i quickly picked up one of my authentic mac blushers (aside from this time i've only ever bought mac from debenhams or mac themselves)

the writing was a different colour on the back of the blushes from my authentic ones!


AUTHENTIC Sketch Eye Shadow


FAKE Romp Eyeshadow


Side by side, left = real, right = fake. See the difference in the sticker texture & font colouring.



Both fake, one had a sticker & one didn't.


Barcodes.


Left = authentic, right = fake. Again see the different in the font colouring & sticker


FAKE Margin Blush


 REAL Enough Said blush
 FAKE Style Blush
 Real Well Dressed blush



Sorry to have a moan on my blog ladies, I just think for that a retailer of that size & reputation this is truly disgusting behaviour

I have reported them to the Estee Lauder company's fraud department as I'd hate to see people get ripped off, especially if they don't know the different between real & fake mac. Awful, awful, awful

Hope you're all well anyway!

What's your experience with cheapsmells.com?

xx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

HD Brows - My experience (Before & After!)

After being a bit fed up with my brows I decided to take the plunge and go HD! I looked up my closest HD brow technician and luckily she worked from home just a few miles away from me so I quickly e-mailed her and booked myself in before I could talk myself out of growing my brows back in, which for a person with thick, dark brows is a dreaded task! I literally used to pluck any stray hairs every single day so the growing back in stage was seriously hard but I managed to avoid the tweezers :)

It's supposed to be '7 steps to a celebrity brow' which for me involved tinting, plucking, threading (owch) waxing and some filling in.. not sure what the other two steps were..

I have seriously dark brows anyway so I wasn't convinced she would tint my brows, but I used the patch test my HD lady sent me and she most certainly did tint them. I was quite surprised at the difference it made, my eyebrows at the end always seemed to taper off but with the tint they really looked thicker & more substantial.

So here are the before photos..



I hate looking back at these! What a mess.. anyway, ta da.. the after photos!





Apologies for my messy mascara (the threading made me cry!!) but I was/am very pleased with them :). My HD lady told me I'd been plucking my eyebrows too far in (she was so right) and I've already booked in my next session as it's going to take a few go's apparently to get 'perfect' HD brows and I'm happy to spend £25 every few months to get great brows as they really are so important on your face! I've been growing my brows back in like the obedient greek girl I am so I can't wait for my next session.

I'd definitely recommend the HD brow experience, but I would say that unless you have never plucked your brows it'll take a few sessions to really get the brows you want as generally we all over pluck (myself included) so don't think that it's a one stop shop for the perfect brows.

Would you ever go HD?

xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

a lesson on faking it, featuring chanel peridot!


so this all came about when i was bored last night and decided to add a bit of interest to my black mani with a coat of Models Own 'Gold Rush' polish.. then something amazing happened!


 i discovered that a coat of gold rush over my black polish (essie liquorice) looked JUST like the much coveted chanel peridot!

can you tell which one is chanel?


chanel peridot is on the left & my dupe is on the right!


i'm actually a bit annoyed that i paid £17.50 for peridot now when i had the tools i needed at home to make my own little copy!



try it out with your own black polish & some gold rush and let me know how you get on!


xxx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

lookfantastic blog post!

hey lovely ladies :)

i have seriously neglected this blog over the past few months and i promise i will post lots more! i'm ALWAYS buying new make-up so i don't really have an excuse..

anyway i did a little guest blog post for the amazing website lookfantastic

click here to check it out, let me know what you think! xxxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

went a little crazy at the sleek counter

so i finally went to one of the towns near me that always has a well stocked sleek counter! and sadly i went a little crazy, i wanted everything!!
 i got the oh so special palette, 3 pout paints, 2 pout polishes and one blush :)





the oh so special palette is really nice, it has some really wearable colours, including pretty warm browns & nice shimmery shadows too!

so i bought 'life's a peach' blush, here it is on the left compared to the pan tao sleek blush from the ltd peach collection earlier in the year. pan tao is brighter but this picture makes them look pretty much the same.. they're not, but it's close!!


i got 2 pout polishes, in bare minimum (top) & peach perfection (bottom). both are loovely. i am a pout polish addict & have got my mum addicted too, she doesn't go anywhere without one in her bag!




below are some pout paint swatches, top is peachy keen, then milkshake & bottom is minx. i am in complete love with them all. i've always wanted to try OCC lip tars & these are cheaper and much more easily available, not to mention UBER pigmented and gorgeous.