Mini Make-Up Haul

Balanced Foundation in 'Jamaica'

House Of Fraser doesn't sell Nars in my town, so I was surprised to find this marked down on the counter! It had £10 off due to it having 'leaked a little'. I took it out and had a sneaky swatch/quick check to assess the damage and it was in perfect condition so I had to snatch it up. Being half Jamaican the name is also fitting ;D. I haven't used it enough to decide on when I like it or not but I can say I don't like the smell!

MAC Signature 'Mini-Petite'

My Mutti went on a girly weekend in Leeds and was nice enough to bring me some things back! I already have the signature sac in medium but this one is really diddy and so cute! It's probably about the same height as the mascara.

'Get Rich Quick' Dazzleglass, Zoom Fast Black Lash & 'Dirty Plum' blush

The Dazzleglass is definitely her colour and not mine so she may be keeping it (sneaky!). I've yet to try a MAC mascara and I've heard that they're not worth the money, so I'm curious to try it out. I love the Liberty of London collection and as is my luck, everything I wanted was sold out (as was Viva Glam Gaga!) except this blush. It's so pretty, I love it! When it comes to make up I tend to stay away from boring neutrals and I like to go a little crazy when picking colours so the deep purple of this is perfect. If you're thinking of getting it though, a word of warning: it is PURPLE! Seriously, used to using sheertone blushes, I wacked this on all willynilly this morning and had bright purple cheeks, not a good look!

Skin Tint in Dark, Lipstick in Vamp

As most people already know, Topshop have brought out a make up range. Seeing the promo pics I was quite excited to see the products but then seeing the prices I was dubious; £5 for nail polish when Barry M sells it for £2.95? Don't get me wrong, I'm willing to splash out if it's for OPI, Nails Inc or another well known, reliable brand, but for a stores make up range I thought they could have made things slightly cheaper! Anyway, I was in town today and was surprised to find they had the make up in my store. I've already heard bad things about the crayons (or was it the liners?) either way, apparently their staying power isn't too great and I'd heard the blushes weren't as vibrant (or didn't show up at all) when used on the skin. Not a good start! I had a fiddle around though and had to get this lipstick. I always see Christina rocking the vampy lips and have been looking for the perfect purple for a while now. Due to the lack of options available, I also have this bad habit of getting make up just for the fact that it's in my shade, so naturally when I tested the skin tint and found it to be the perfect match, I had to grab it! With student discount it wasn't too costly, so depending on how they work out, I may have to grab some more bits.

Topshop lipstick in Vamp

I love it so far! :)

13 comments:

  1. the vamp lipstick looks great on u! sexy time!? :P

    - Iza

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  2. the vamp lipstick is gorgeous on your skin tone!

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  3. love the lipstick!!!!! I really want to try something from the liberty of london range but too many optons lol xxx

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  4. nice buys, love the lipstick, makes your lips look juicy. lol. :D

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  5. Steph you have such amazingly gorgeously full lips. I'm not trying to come on to you - I'm just really envious of them. Beautiful!

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  6. I looked at your lips and was like - HOT! Sheesh. They look stunning. WORK IT! xxx.

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  7. I'm glad I read this post before placing a topshop makeup order!

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  8. Gah, you just made me want to go on a makeup spree! Thanks for the reviews!

    xoxo Maria

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  9. i am such a mac girl, its bordering on ridiculous. love the lipstick shade though. i just started wearing red as well.

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  10. eeeekkkk! im so jealous! and girl ... shut it down with those magical red lips! LOVE!

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  11. the lipstick looks fab!!

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  12. Lovely color lipstick on you!

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  13. That shade looks wonderful on you! I bet you could really pull off a coral or orangey red as well.

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