Thursday, 5 November 2015

New in: Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Peach Nectar❤️❤️❤️

Hello My Lovelies!

How are y'all doing? Hope you are all all doing great. I'm excited to share with you my new illuminator from Anastasia Beverly Hills in Peach Nectar. I don't normally fall for hype but trust me you have to be living under a rock to miss the Anastasia Beverley Hills Illuminators. Everywhere I turned to on Instagram and YouTube all I could hear and see is Anastasia this or that!

I tried talking myself not to buying any but that was just an epic fail. The swatches were good, the reviews were fantastic so I jumped onto the Illuminator bandwagon

I ordered Peach Nectar from Cult Beauty Website and  I don't have anything like it in my collection.  Peach nectar is a pretty apricot gold shade and pigmentation is insane. The texture is smooth like butter and there is no chunks of glitter in the Illuminator. 

They are some things we just purchase simply due to hype on YouTube , Instagram  and other Social media platforms and end up regretting but I must tell you guys that this was the best £28 I have spent on an Illuminator. I'm really happy with my purchase and I can't wait to use it. I'm also eyeing The So Hollywood Illuminator which is a gold shade. The packaging is nice and classy just like other Anastasia Beverly Hills products.

Why it's CULT
The definitive, must-have highlighters have landed – perfect for creating otherworldly luminosity, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ four shades of powdered Illuminator will grant skin an ethereal, lit-from-within glow. The pressed palettes are almost too gorgeous to use – the beautiful embossing looks wonderfully ‘art deco’ – and the finely-milled, pearlescent formula lends ‘light’ without shimmer, to enhance your favourite features in an instant. Choose from ‘Starlight’ – a white gold that’s perfect for fair skin, ‘So Hollywood’ – a true gold that’s perfect for medium skin tones, ‘Peach Nectar’ – an apricot gold that’s ideal for medium to deep complexions and ‘Riviera’ – a rose gold that looks beautiful on darker skin.

See how gorgeous Peach nectar looks 🙌🏾😍👌🏾

Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators yet?
What's your favourite Illuminator/s

That's all for today Beautiful people 
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Mini NYX haul :Selfridges!

Hello My Lovelies!

How are you all? Hope you are all well and everything is going on great for you guys. Anyway so today post is a Mini haul from NYX.

I went to London Oxford Street this weekend and whilst picking up a beauty blender and some Stila products in my favourite store ie Selfridges. I noticed NYX stand. I stood there amazed as I couldn't believe my eyes. Turns out Selfridges stocks part of the range whereas Boots will have the full range online. It came at a perfect time as I was rather sick and tired of paying ridiculous amount of money for NYX on EBay and nagging  family and friends to bring NYX from America lol. I quickly grabbed a few soft matte lip creams that had been on my wishlist forever. I also bought Tinted Brow mascara to set my eyebrows and the Conceal/Correct/Contour palette in Deep I think that's the darkest shade that was available. The prices were reasonably priced in my honest opinion and I do intend on picking a few more things in the near future

Taken in natural light

Taken with flash

The shades I picked up in the Soft matte lip creams are
1- Prague which is a pretty pink shade
2- Copenhagen a pretty deep plum berry shade perfect for fall
3- Cannes a pretty nude shade, perfect for everyday use
4- Monte Carlo a deep toned red 

NYX Conceal/ Correct/Contour palette in Deep

NYX tinted brow mascara 

I'm pleased with my purchases. Will do swatches and FOTD with the soft matte lip creams 
I will be sure to put my 2cents in on the  Corrector/Conceal palette hehe!

I hope you liked this post
If you have any requests please be sure to leave a comment or email me
Stay Beautiful and Blessed my Lovelies 
Much Love 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Lips of the Day: Makeup Revolution Velvet Lip Lacquer in Velvet Vamp

Hello Beautiful People!

How are you all? Hope you are all well and life is treating you well. Today I have another post of a lip lacquer from Makeup Revolution. The shade is called Velvet Vamp. It's a pretty vampy shade perfect for Fall season. My love for liquid lipsticks continues to grow lol

Smashbox Photofinish Primer
Nars all Day Luminous weightless foundation 
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars Soft Velvet Loose powder
Makeup Revolution Lip Lacquer in Velvet Vamp

That's all for today Lovelies
Hope you liked this post
Until next time
Stay Beautiful and Blessed 
Much Love

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Lips of the Day : Makeup Revolution Velvet Depravity Lip Lacquer!

Hello My Lovelies!

How have you all been? Hope life is treating you well.

I have really been into liquid lipsticks lately. The one I'm wearing today is from Makeup Revolution. The shade I have on is called Depravity. The shade is very pretty and pigmentation is amazing. On application it is not streaky and once it's on it doesn't budge. I do have to mention though that after 3-4 hours it feels a bit drying and it starts to crumble. All I have to do is wipe it off with makeup remover wipes and reapply. At the price of £3.00 one can't complain. I will definitely be buying more shades of the lip lacquers from Makeup Revolution 

What's on my face?
Kiko Mat Base primer
Makeup Forever HD foundation
Nars Velvet loose powder
Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in Depravity

That's all for now My Lovelies!
Till next time
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love

Monday, 27 July 2015

Collective Haul!

Hello My Loves!

How have y'all been?  Hope you are doing well. it's been a while I know ,I'm not even going to bore you with a bunch of excuses lol but I have missed blogging!

This is just a post to share products I have bought over a long period of time, probably since beginning of this year. I have accumulated so much products to try and improve my makeup application and skills

#Mac Powder Puff
#Mac Eye brow pencil in Spiked
#Mac Pro Colour 4 x Compact
#Mac eyeshadows in Embark and Swiss Chocolate 

#Clarins Skincare - I have decided to stick with Clarins , my skin looks healthy and feels  smoother. I really love Clarins products

#Real Techniques brushes- since I discovered these brushes I haven't looked back. They are great 

#Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #208 
#Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum , a repurchase! I love this perfume, it's beautiful and makes me feel classy and fabulous!
#Clarins Daily energizer cream- my morning face cream, leaves my face moisturised, smooth and glowy without being oily
#Yves Saint Laurent Forever light creator - this was an impulse buy but it's the perfect toner! I use it after cleansing , before serum and moisturiser.
#Lancome Mousse Eclat Cleanser- great cleanser for oily/combination skin. I tend to use this as my evening cleanser. It helps in removing dirt and oil as well as makeup. It's very gentle and yet effective, been using it for more than 2years

#Mac Lady Danger lipstick - a bright red/orange shade. I have had this shade on my wishlist for quite some time.  It is quite similar to my beloved Mac So Chaud but Lady Danger is just a tad more red. Will do a swatch comparison soon. 

#Urban Decay De Slick Makeup setting spray - this is a good setting spray if you have oily or combination skin. 
#Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion Original - this is another repurchase , my to go eyeshadow base, my eyeshadow stays in place all day when I use this primer
#Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte lipstick in shade #3   -You all know how I love Ysl products especially their lipsticks so I had to pick an everyday shade. Shade #3 is the perfect nude/beige for me and I'm sure it will suit many skintones too
#Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Mascara set - I love the mascara. Gives my lashes length and volume making me look like I have falsies. The eye cream and eye makeup are really great too have used them in the past as full sizes.

#Mac Brush Cleanser 
# Mac matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy - perfect nude for everyday 

#Ben Nye Topaz Translucent Powder
#Ben Nye Luxury powder in Banana
#Ben Nye Luxury powder in Beige Suede
#Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
#Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing lotion
#Sleek Face Form palette in Dark
#Anastasia Beverly Hills Angle/brow brush
#Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate
#Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in  SX12

#Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes mascara
# Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Penelope Pink

Sorry for long post but I hope you liked it
Have you tried these products.?

Have a great week ahead Beauties
Until the next post,
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love

Monday, 6 April 2015

Lipstick loving: Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Relentlessly Red💄

Hello My Lovelies!

How have y'all been? It's been a while I put up a post but please do forgive busy schedule won't allow me to post regularly. I do have a lot of makeup looks and a haul posts coming up shortly as I have purchased quite a number of skincare products and makeup since the last post

Anyways I have been loving this Retro Matte Lipstick from Mac by the name Relentlessly Red. The staying power is amazing and although it's a retro matte it isn't drying on my lips at all
Relentlessly Red is described as a bright pinkish coral matte but on me it pulls of as a dark coral red that is almost neon. I absolutely love the shade, it's unique and I have nothing like it in my collection.

Below are pictures of me wearing Mac Relentlessly Red 
Excuse my brows lol it's a result of going to someone new who butchered them!

On the rest of my face
Smashbox Photofinish Light primer
Estée Lauder Double wear foundation 
Nars Radiant creamy concealer in Caramel
Nars Albatross Highlighter
Ben Nye Topaz powder
Mac Fix+ spray

Carmex lip balm
Mac Redd lip liner 
Mac Relentlessly Red lipstick 

What do you think about this lipstick?
What lipstick are you loving at the moment?
Have you tried any lipstick from the Mac Retro Matte Collection?

Till Next time
Stay Beautiful and Blessed 
Much Love

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Mini Black|Up Haul, Review and a FOTD!

Hello Lovelies!

Compliments of the new season to y'all. Hope you had lovely time

during the festive holidays. 

I been meaning to try Black|Up Cosmetics for a while so whilst in Croydon I popped over by their counter in Debenhams. There was lots of products I wanted to purchase but I limited myself to two because I have never bought anything from the brand before. What I really loved is that this brand focuses on women of colour. As a woc myself I have problems finding the right foundation. Some foundations are either too red, too orange or oxidise as the day goes by.

I am happy with the products I purchased and I will definitely go back to their counter for other item I want to try such as the Two Way Cake, Matte primer, Fluid foundation ,lip lacquers , illuminator and the contour stick

Black|Up Full Coverage Cream Foundation 

Dark spots, scars, flaws and blemishes… This new foundation hides the most severe imperfections to create a flawless complexion without caking. 

    Its innovative formula and creamy texture perfectly conceals flaws and blemishes for a totally smooth looking skin. 
    Enriched in extremely fine, micronized pigments, the Full Coverage Cream Foundation offers an even make up in extremely pure and vibrant colors. 

- You don't need a lot to cover you face (pea sized)
- great staying power
- oil free 
- blends easily
- non ashy
- full coverage
- easy to travel with as it's in a squeeze tube packaging
- fragrance free
- 15 shades to choose from

- transfers easily
- price as it's more on the high end side

I was matched to shade HC07 but I think I have to go up a shade during winter. The texture of the foundation is thick and creamy but it blends smoothly. The finish is beautiful and flawless. I have combination skin leaning towards oily it lasts throughout the day. I wore it for about 12hrs and only blotted my t-zone once. Although it is oil free I advise that you use primer and a setting powder especially  if you Have oily skin.One thing I did observe was that the foundation transfers, I had migraine around noon and decided to take a 2hour nap , when I woke up the foundation had rubbed off onto my hand and cushion I lay my head on though it was still on my face

Overall I think this is a very good foundation if you prefer full coverage foundations. It photographs well
It did not clog my pores or break me out. It feels very light on the skin. I will definitely repurchase it ❤️


    Black|Up Paris Lip Lacquer shade VL06
    A true UFO on planet make-up that combines all the advantages of lipstick and lip gloss. Fusion between intense color and extreme shine, lips are outrageously lacquered and sophisticated for a never seen before make-up result. Its creamy texture provides perfect coverage in one step, even on the darkest lips. The color is ultra pure and very intense with 10 gorgeous and unique shades saturated in pigments.

I bought the shade VL06 which is a blue based violet . It is so pretty and it reminds me of Mac Heroine lipstick.  The lip lacquer is glossy but highly pigmented.  It is non sticky and doesn't leave me with white gunk around my lips. Lasting power is about 4hours before you have to reapply but as it fades it leaves the most gorgeous tint. I love this Lip lacquer and I shall be buying more shades. 

Below I used the Black|Up Full coverage foundation and lip lacquer

Smashbox Photofinish Light primer
Black|Up Cosmetics Full Coverage cream foundation in HC07
Nars Radiant creamy concealer in Caramel
Nars Albatross highlighter

L'oreal Superliner Gel Intenza Pure Black
L'oreal Paris Miss Manga  Mega Volume Mascara in Purple

Black|Up Paris Lip lacquer in VL06

What do you guys think of my makeup?
Have you guys tried Black|Up Cosmetics?
What have you purchased recently?

Until next time
Have a wonderful weekend my Lovelies 
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love

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