Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Soap & Glory Special Offer Alert !!!

I just saw this offer on Facebook and had to share it with everyone!! Every year Soap & Glory really impress me with their Christmas Gift Sets especially the Star Gift which is always heavily reduced and this year is no exceptation. I'm very excited to share this and I will be one of the first in Boots on Friday morning stocking up on some of my favourite Soap & Glory products! The box has been specially designed by Hattie Stewart and looks bursting with all the brands best sellers! Christmas gift sets keep me going all year round normally and with this one full of £75 worth of treats I won't be stocking up my bathroom shelves for a while that's for certain!

There are 2 box designs, one an online exclusive and the other an in store exclusive. The box is going on sale on Friday 12th December 2014 for ONLY £29 so I suggest you hurry down to Boots if you want to get your mitts on this beauty!!


My Charlotte Tilbury Collection

Left - Lip Cheat Lip Liner In Pillowtalk 
Right - Lipstick In Bitch Perfect

Above - The Sophisticate Color Coded Eye Shadow Palette

Above - Rock 'n' Kohl Liquid Eye Pencil in Veruschka Mink

Left - Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Champagne Diamonds
Right - Eye Liner in Veruschka Mink

I thought I would give you a little look at my ever growing Charlotte Tilbury collection. I was so excited when I first heard of this launch and I knew I had to get my hands on a few pieces from the collections. Behind this brand is a fantastic idea which basically makes every girls life a hell of a lot easier. Charlotte has designed 10 different looks, all of which are designed with a certain style, skin tone, eye colour and time of day in mind. So for example you can pick up the Rock Chick look which gives you everything you need to create the look from foundation , to eyeshadow, to mascara , lips and everything in between. Although I think this is a fantastic concept for people maybe just starting out in make up I found it particularly hard to find one box which had all the shades I wanted so in the end I did a little bit of mix of match. 

I just picked up the pieces which I really loved and the shades that I felt would suit me best and I'm glad I did that rather than being restricted to that one look. I can't wait to pick up some more from Charlotte Tilbury the few bits I have already tried have blown me away! All the products are super pigmented, super long lasting and you can just tell a lot of time and effort has gone into the products, although saying that the price certainly shows that too! 

The prices are very high end but unlike some high end products I have tried these definitely deserve the price tag and I have a lot more products on my Christmas list so hopefully if I'm a good girl I will have another post in the new year showing you my new additions to my collection.

Eyeshadow Palette £38
Lipstick £23
Lip liner £16
Eye liner £19
Eyeshadow Stick £19
Look in a Box £165

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Nars Vs Maybelline Lip Pencils

I have been waiting to do this post for a while now purely until I had more shades. I picked up my first Nars Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Biscayne Park, this is the swatch at the bottom, a few months ago now and I fell in love with it, it was so easy to apply as the pencil was sharp enough to act as a lip liner as well. The formula was creamy and comfortable on the lips but lasted a really long time. The next one I picked up was yet again another Nars one this time in a bright fushia pink shade as I knew how long lasting these where I wanted to pick up a shade more for evenings and going out to avoid the whole nipping to the loo to touch up situation! 

I loved these Nars lip pencils and I would have continued to carry on picking up a new shade every time I went into Space NK that is until my purse breathed a sigh of relief when Maybelline brought out a dupe in the form of  their Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils. These are incredible I cant explain how similar they are to the Nars ones in consistency, in lasting power, in pigmentation maybe the shade range isn't as good as Nars but give them time! 

I have already picked up 3 shades, Nude Perfection (top swatch), Minimalist (2nd swatch) and Keep it Classy (4th swatch). They are all beautiful shades and if I gave you all 5 together I don't think anyone could pick out the 2 high end ones, well I certainly couldn't anyway! I will definitely be picking up the rest of the Maybelline shades and keeping my fingers crossed that my local Boots get more shades so I can add to my collection!

Nars Satin Lip Pencil £18 each
Maybelline Intense Velvet Lip Pencil £4.99 but they are on 3 for 2 in Boots

Let me know what you think and thanks for reading