Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Beauty Haul From The London Summer Blogger Meet up

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On Saturday I headed to Dirty Martini Bar in Covent Garden, London to attend a Summer Blogger meet up which had been organised by the lovely Clare from The Love Of All Things Beauty. I often forget how lucky I am that living in Central London means I can get to Covent Garden in around 10 minutes or so - especially on a busy Saturday in the summer holidays. The plan for the day was some relaxing cocktails, (or non alcoholic cocktails for me) followed by an afternoon of beauty shopping!

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Dirty martini london, covent garden, blogger meet up, london blog meet up

Clare had arranged for everyone who was attending to each make up a goody bag to the value of £10 for us to swap with each other in a random draw. 
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goody bag, blogger meet up, london blogger meet up

I picked out number 3 which had been made by the beautiful Sarah from And Beauty Or Something and funnily enough she randomly drew the goody bag I had created. Here's what I had in my wonderful goody bag!

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make up revolution, blush and contour palette, blusher, swatch, review, haul
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make up revolution, savlation, what you waiting for palette, swatch, review, haul

I couldn't have been happier with the products Sarah had chosen. I received the Make Up Revolution Blush & Contour Palette as well as the Salvation What You Waiting For? Palette. I'd been eyeing up the blush palette for a while and I'm so excited to play with these shades, so check back soon for my full review and looks created using them.

After the goody bags and chatter it was on to the shopping. We had a full day planned, and the first stop was MAC.

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mac, velvet teddy lipstick, kylie jenner, 90s lipstick, mac, haul, my pale skin
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mac, velvet teddy lipstick, kylie jenner, 90s lipstick, mac, haul, my pale skin, whirl lipliner
I did it. I caved and I finally joined the '90s Kylie Jenner Lipstick club. I picked up the Beautiful Velvet Teddy Lipstick and Whirl Lip Liner from Mac. I'm not sure if these shades will suit me yet as they're such warm tones. I usually steer clear of anything that can make my teeth appear yellow as I find warm tones tend to do so, and until I get my teeth whitened, I'm not sure my confidence will hold up to it. But we'll give it a shot, and if my lipstick looks good, I can go without talking or opening my mouth the whole time I wear it... right?

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nars, radiant creamy concealer, chantilly, pale skin, pale skin concealer, my pale skin, haul, space nk
From Space NK I picked up the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly which was on my August Beauty Wishlist and I can't wait to put this to the pale test and see how it compares to the the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer i've been using as of late.

We also headed to the amazing Marc Jacobs Pop up Tweet Boutique in Covent Garden where you can use tweets as currency and pick up a sample of the the famous Daisy Perfume!

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marc jacobs pop up tweet boutique, london, blogger
marc jacobs pop up tweet boutique, london, blogger
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The beautiful Zoe from Zoe London was on the decks and in store to meet and greet bloggers and shoppers alike, and even though I didn't get a chance to say Hi to her, I made sure to get into stealth mode and snap a picture.

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marc jacobs pop up tweet boutique, london, blogger, sample

I loved that the Daisy Sample even comes in a mini Daisy bottle. This is a fragrance I've drifted in and out of wearing over the past few years and needless to say It'll be my go to perfume for the next few weeks. 
I had an amazing day and got to hang out and spend time with some lovely bloggers, new and old friends alike. I love blogger meet ups and the chance to go shopping with some like minded ladies was badly needed. I'm looking forward to using some of these amazing new products and I'll be sharing my new looks and thoughts with you soon!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what your top pick from this haul is. Let me know in the comments. 
Em xxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - 06 Pink Pong Review

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Pink Pong, Review, Pink Lipstick, Pale Skin, Swatch, Bourjois, Rouge, My Pale Skin, 06

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There's something about Pink lipstick that has me reaching for it on an almost daily basis and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet* in Pink Pong is a shade that is most welcome in my collection. 

What I like about the Rouge Edition Velvet line is how easy they are to apply. They go on like a gloss, and dry like a lipstick which saves time, effort and also means no fiddly lip liner if you have cat paws for hands like me in the morning. 

I just love how a bold pink lipstick stands out against pale skin, and this gorgeous fuchsia shade matched perfectly with my flower crown for a simple, minimal effort summer look. 

With a toned down eye, this lipstick is enough to make a statement during the day but if you pair if with a thick black wing, you get a new bold twist on a modern classic look.

I'm such a fan of these Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks and so far, with every one i've tried I've been more and more impressed!

Pink Pong will certainly be making its way into my go to collection and I look forward to pairing it with more looks and sharing them with you.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this lipstick! Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments.
Em xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Models Own Scented Sweet Shop Collection Review & Swatches

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Nail polish is one aspect of beauty I always seem to forget about but I'm hoping to make a change to that. I have a massive sweet tooth and when I walked past the Models Own stand and saw these, I couldn't help but be drawn in by the idea of sweetie scented nail polish. I'm a complete sucker for a gimmick sometimes. There are 5 shades available in the Models Own Scented  Sweet Shop Collection and I picked up Rhubarb & Custard and Fizzy Cola Bottles in my recent nail polish haul. These are £5.00 each but I managed to get them on a 2 for £7.00 deal.

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Models own, scented sweet shop collection, review, swatches, swatch, fizzy cola bottles, rhubarb n custard

Rhubarb n Custard
 I love this deep raspberry shade. When worn, I feel like I've got that extra layer of glamour which can really dress up a look. This applies quite easily and in regards to formula it feels like a gel type polish. The downsides to this one is that although the silver glitter looks beautiful, it doesn't apply in the smoothest way an in the swatches above, you can see how uneven the glitter is. A good topcoat would even this out, but if you don't have time for that (like me) then embrace the glitter and just go with it. 
Although this is rhubarb and custard scented, you'll be able to smell more rhubarb than custard. I noticed the scent for a few hours after painting my nails, but the next day I did struggle to smell it at all, so be prepared for the scent to wear off.

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Models own, scented sweet shop collection, review, swatches, swatch, fizzy cola bottles, rhubarb n custard

Fizzy Cola Bottles
An unusual shade for me, but after the first swatch I was won over. I love how this has the understated glam factor about it. I can see this being paired with a nice tailored suit jacket, leggings and a cute pair of heels for a fabulous evening date look.
I found the Fizzy Cola Bottles nail polish harder to apply than the Rhubarb n Custard as it seemed to streak much more. 
The gold glitter throughout is a really nice touch and brings that wow factor to make this a beautiful shade.
In regards to scent i definitely picked up the smell of sweeties and cola bottles from this one! Again, I could smell it on first polish, but after waking up the next day I struggled to catch it at all.

Overall I loved these polishes, and they're ones I'll be wearing again. I got about 2-3 days out of them before they started chipping which I was quite impressed by as I usually chip my polish on day 1.
 I'd love to hear your thoughts on these shades, which was your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
Em xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Concealers For Pale Skin: Pale Test #8 Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer


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bourjois healthy mix concealer, review, swatch, pale skin, my pale skin, best

bourjois healthy mix concealer, review, swatch, pale skin, my pale skin, best

bourjois healthy mix concealer, review, swatch, pale skin, my pale skin, best

bourjois healthy mix concealer, review, swatch, pale skin, my pale skin, best



I get asked on an almost daily basis which foundations and concealers are the best for pale skin tones, and this series is going to explore all different types of  products from varying brands and at all price levels which will hopefully help you to make a decision on which foundation and concealer is right for you! 

In universal skin tone terms.. I'm an NC15 in Mac. However, Mac isn't really doing it for me at the moment, so i'm on the hunt for a replacement that will be the perfect foundation for My Pale Skin. 

Product: Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - Eclat Clair

Price: £7.99

Packaging:  The Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer comes in a plastic tube with a screw on lid. The concealer is dispersed through an angled nozzle.

Coverage: I'd say that the product gives a medium coverage.

Colour:  The Eclat Clair is the lightest out of the 3 shades in the Healthy Mix Concealer range. It has a fairly strong yellow under tone.

Finish:  Although it is slightly too yellow, I am quite fond of how this concealer applies and looks under the eyes.  The product boasts of 'Anti-fatigue' technology, (whatever that may be) and does well to cover and brighten under my eyes.

Final Verdict: I previously used this concealer in my Dewy Summer Make Up Video. I was hooked then, and after taking a little break from using it... I'm hooked again. If your skin tone is cool toned, then give it a try. but warm under toned skin will likely need a good swatch or two in different lighting to check on the colour.
Be warned ,though as it is on the yellow side and it's a slightly too yellow for NC15 skin, however, as it blends so well, i'm not going to fail it, and as the colour isn't spot on pale person, I believe that My Pale Skin is On The Fence this concealer. Oh what I would give for a paler version of this product. It's so close to being a perfect product, but so far.

As Always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this concealer or what you'd like me to try next, let me know in the comments.
Em xxx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

MUA Lipstick Haul!

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MUA, make up academy, cosmetics, lipstick, lipgloss, lip lacquer, luxe

MUA, make up academy, cosmetics, lipstick, lipgloss, lip lacquer, luxe

MUA, make up academy, cosmetics, lipstick, lipgloss, lip lacquer, luxe

MUA, make up academy, cosmetics, lipstick, lipgloss, lip lacquer, luxe

MUA, make up academy, cosmetics, lipstick, lipgloss, lip lacquer, luxe

I popped to Superdrug on my lunch break yesterday and ended up coming out with 2 Lipsticks, 2 Lip Lacquers and 1 Lipgloss! As far as hauls go, this has to be down there with the best value for money, as this lot came to the grand total of £9.00! 

Each product is slightly different in colour, texture & formula and I'm really looking forward to trying them out! 

I picked up The MUA Luxe Lip Lacquers in Atomic & Criminal for £3 each. I also thought I'd try out a  £1 lip gloss tube in Let's Meet and of course, a lipstick haul is not complete without a matte so I picked up Pouty Pink & Totally Nude also at £1 each! 

I've not a clue what to expect with any of these products, but with all of them at £3 and under... I feel like i'm onto a winner. I'm looking forward to trying them out and seeing what looks I can create with them.

Have you tried any  of these products? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them! Let me know in the comments.
Em xxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

August Beauty Wishlist






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There are a quite a few products I've found myself pining for this month, so i thought I'd share with you what's currently on my High-End August Wish List!

It seems like no matter where I go on the internet, I keep running into some gorgous looks created using this palette or the V2. I really wish we could buy Tarte products more easily here in the UK. I'll keep wishing, as I'm not sure I can justify an entire Sephora international order for one palette just yet...

There are so many things that are amazing about this palette. You can now mix and match and choose individual pans to make the perfect contour palette  for your skin tone!! As a cool toned pale skinned girl, this makes me so happy... however, it's another product I wish was sold in stores in the UK. Sadly at the moment it's sold out at Cult Beauty so you'd need to import from the US. 

The Nars Creamy Concealer is a product I was actually hoping to pick up about 2 weeks ago.. however after a not so great experience at Space NK, I left empty handed. I'm still hoping to pick this up, so I may try to head to Liberty to grab one soon! I'm currently wearing the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, and would love to upgrade.

I am so excited for this Palette to be released. The Naked 2 Basics Palette is filled with 6 cool toned matte shades, and I swear when I pick this little baby up, it will be on my face every day.

At £28.00 for 1.2g of product, the Ombre Blackstar eye shadows are not cheap. However, they are long lasting, luxurious and beautiful to wear. I recently picked up Frozen Quartz, and I have my eye on Velvet Orchid next... I'm slowly aiming to collect the whole set.


Have you tried any of these products?? Which would you recommend? Let me know in the comments...
Em xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Eylure Texture 154 Eyelashes Review

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After months of not wearing any, I've finally fallen back in love with false eyelashes. I recently picked up the Eylure Texture 154 eyelashes on a spur of the moment trip to Superdrug.

As a bleach blonde with hooded eyelids, one of the problems I face when it comes to lashes is finding some which are bold enough to make a statement, but don't swamp my face and make me look ridiculous.

What attracted to to these lashes were how wispy they looked and that they were ever so gently clumped out along the join which makes them a lot more realistic looking.  One of my personal pet hates for false eyelashes on myself is just just a see of  row of black black across my eyelids.When you have fairer skin, they stand out more, so it's best to go for lighter lashes.

On first use, i'm loving these lashes, and I think they may be popping up in various looks on the blog in the future. 

What are your favourite eyelashes?? Let me know in the comments!
Em xxx