Sunday, 29 March 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection - My Thoughts!

So my post on the MAC Cinderella collection might be a little late to the party but I really wanted to try the products properly before I wrote about them. I know a lot of people have been quite disappointed in this collection so I thought I'd share with you my true and honest opinions!

Firstly the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, the baby blue and gold together is just absolutely stunning. Even the boxes are beautiful, the gold runs all throughout the inside of the box giving it a highly luxurious feel.

Swatches Above L-R: Coup de Chick Iridescent Powder, Royal Ball Lipstick, Glass Slipper Lipglass.

Swatches Above: Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette.

I picked up a few things, and I'm pleased I managed to get my hands on them. I missed the online launch but even if I did catch it, I heard it all sold out within a few hours anyways. So I went to my local MAC store - checked in advance when the collection would be in - and queued about 45 minutes before the store opened. Am I crazy? I was however first in the queue of about 20 people and then my and my friend Shanice went for a fabulous afterwards. 

The first thing I was desperate to get my hands on was the lipstick in Royal Ball, a pretty nude-pink in my favourite Lustre finish. This is a beautiful lipstick, not hugely pigmented but it creates a nice nude lip without completely washing out all traces of colour. Also the lipstick packaging is so perfect, even if i hated the product inside I would've probably still picked this up just for the packaging and the satisfaction of having it sit on my dressing table. 

Next I picked up one of the lip glosses, I went for Glass Slipper. It doesn't give a massive amount of colour on the lips but it has the most gorgeous fuchsia glitter reflects in it which aren't at all gritty on the lips. It looks so pretty when paired with the Royal Ball lipstick. 

I also grabbed the Iridescent Powder in Coup de Chic. These powders are what have disappointed a lot of people, personally I'm a fan. I am, however, very pale so for people any darker than an NC15 I can see why the product might not appeal. On me, this powder is kind of like a blush and highlight all in one. Again not hugely pigmented but it is build able, it gives me a gorgeous peachy glow on the skin which I love. It does have quite a bit of glitter in it though so if you're not a glitter person they maybe avoid this one. I personally think a bit of glitter never hurt anyone - right? 

Lastly I went for the Stroke of Midnight eyeshadow palette, which I think is my favourite of the bunch. All the colours are permanent shades apart from Stroke of Midnight which is in the bottom right hand corner. I don't own any of the other shades and for me its a perfect little neutral palette that I could easily take with me when I'm travelling. Its definitely my favourite purchase out of everything. I genuinely do like this collection, I think its classy and subdued and I think that the colours in the collection perfectly reflect the kind of makeup Cinderella herself would wear!

If MAC ever restock online you can find the products here, if not your best luck is in store!


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Collective Beauty Haul! | YouTube

Hey guys! Today I thought I'd share with you my recent video! I've done a little shopping and thought that you guys might want a peek at what I purchased. I hope you enjoy it, and leave me a comment getting me know what you think!


Monday, 16 March 2015


Hey everyone! So things have been a little quiet on the blog recently, mainly because I've been ill for the past 3 weeks - which sucks. However, I'm on the mend now finally after two sets of antibiotics so hopefully the blog schedule can resume! Anyways.. Today I'm going to chat to you about a big decision I've made. I'm getting my hair chopped off. Not just a trim but a full on chop. My hair right now sits a few inches above my butt when I let it drape down my back so this is a big step for me! People always tell me that i have lovely long hair and never to cut it but the truth is; its a total pain to deal with. Its long, its tuggy, its naturally wavy and its extremely thick. The summer is horrendous as my hair is so heavy that when its up in a bun it slides down my head eventually and gives me a headache. I'm just so done with long hair! Its been long forever and I'm just ready for the next chapter in my life, after all.. it'll grow back.

I thought I'd share some of my hair-spiration with you, just incase you're thinking of getting a chop too! I've loved Heart's hair for ages now, she looks so cute whether she wears it wavy or straight. I also love the @bescene instagram page, they post a huge array of styles so if you're in need of some inspiration then definitely check them out. Most of these other images are from Pinterest but I'll link you here to my specific hair board. Other inspirations include, Zoella, Vivianna Does Makeup - who might I add looks so much better with short hair - and Lily Pebbles who rocks a textured lob like no one else! I'm so excited for this hair cut and I know its going to do my hair the world of good, I've been rocking the ombre for a long time and all the bleaching doesn't do my hair any favours. It'll still end up being slightly lighter at the ends which I think will give it a nice dimension! Words can't describe my excitement! Roll on payday and expect a post in a few weeks time when I'm rocking my new do!

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