Wednesday, 30 November 2011

When the Driveller attacks...

Good Afternoon!

Well, I did have some revamped Rouge Bunny Rouge swatches in the line up... but an unexpected parcel of love arrived this morning from The Driveller Kate ♥ And my what a parcel!! It just seemed to be never ending, so let's get stuck in :)

Can I just add, I have no idea what is going on with my photos lately. Apologies for the fuzziness, and

Full size products:
Lunasol Modelling Water Liquid Foundation ~ YO03
Lunasol Water Cream Foundation ~ YO03
Spongebob Squarepants Lipbalm ~ Orange
Chikuhodo Z Series ~ Z-10 Eyeshadow Brush
Canmake Cream Cheek ~ #11 Heavenly Heart
B&C Lab Browlash Ex Water Strong Liner ~ Deep Black

Some delicious Kitkats, all devoured now :)
Sexy Look & Beauty Diary Sheet Mask.

Many, many samples!!
Finally I can try the new Addiction Dewy Glow Foundation, fingers crossed for shade #3.

And a few comparisons and swatches of the full size products I received.

From left to right:
Lunasol Water Cream Foundation
~ YO03 (approx NC25)
~ YO02 (approx NC20)
Lunasol Modelling water Liquid Foundation
~ YO03
~ YO02

From left to right:
Spongebob Lipbalm, Canmake Cream Cheek and Water strong Liner.

Top to bottom:
B&C Lab Water Strong Liner ~ Deep Black
DollyWink Liquid Liner Pen ~ Black
Shu Uemura Refillable Liquid Liner Pen ~ Black

Left to right:
Shu Uemura, DollyWink & B&C Lab.

Swatches are the same order as above, taken in direct sunlight and then indoor light. But as you can see from the swatches, the Shu Uemura liner is definitely the most opaque. I have been using the DollyWink liner a lot lately however as it involves less clicking to get the product, but I am going to switch them up and give the B&C Lab liner a turn to shine now.

Taken in direct sunlight.

Taken indoors, in a natural light.

Next up, the Canmake Cream Cheek Blushes in #1 and #11.

Left: #1 Peach Dream.
Right: #11 Heavenly Heart.

And swatched in the same order as above, in direct sunlight then indoor gloom. Oddly, both shades look identical to the untrained eye. But the difference is in the shimmer on me, #1 is more of an obvious chunky silver shimmer compared to #11's fine gold pearl shimmer.

Taken in direct sunlight.

Taken indoors, in a natural light.

And finally, a quick comparison of the Chikuhodo Z-10 and MAC 219 (please excuse my filty 219, it will be cleaned this afternoon). I have used the Suqqu S Eyeshadow brush, thank you Kate! So I knew what to expect in terms of shape, density and softness. But oh my, I had forgotten just how soft those squirrel hairs are!

Well, that is all for this afternoon. Have you received any goodies today?
Coming up next, Rouge Bunny Rouge swatches as promised.
Thanks for reading ♥

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Good Morning!

I have finally signed up to Bloglovin, so if you wish to follow me via there click this post title and ta da :)
Just working on some swatches and will be right back!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friday Favourites #1.

Good Morning and Happy Black Friday!

So I've decided to start a Friday favourites instead of monthly favourites this time round. Reason being, by the time the month rolls out I've either forgotten to post or I've forgotten all products ever to touch my face... Yeah, like a sieve indeed. So here we have the first instalment :)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in #53 Light Biege ~
I usually prefer a more full coverage foundation due to the redness on my lower cheeks, but for some reason since I purchased this early this year I have not stopped using it! It is a lightweight gel like formula that feels like skin for me.

Shu Uemura Glow On in P Peach 42 ~
I have been so lazy with blush lately only wearing bronzer and an illuminator, but this is such an easy blush to wear as it goes with most of my colour choices (purples or greens atm). Being a P (pearlescent) shade, it has a beautiful sheen that means I can skip using a highlighter too.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #82 Emerveille ~
Did I mention I'm having a peachy week? lol, Emerveille is fantastic for me when I'm in a hurry. A quick wash on the lid is a beautiful peachy M Lids BB, and if I need more I can just amp it up with a colour in the crease.

DollyWink Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black ~
Even though the Shu Uemura refillable pen liner is an absolute Holy Grail for me, I am lazy. I need to change the cartridge, but instead I grabbed this and have been using it a fair bit lately. Great long thin brush tip, and very opaque liquid. Can be built for a a very intense black line, absolutely fantastic for a sharp wing.

Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx ~
I tried this sample in October when I received it, and strangely my eyes felt like they had been butchered?! I think I was having some issues however as most of my makeup was not agreeing with me? I decided to give Film Noir a second chance before binning and BOY am I glad I did! Gave me thick full lashes with no clumping. I will certainly keep trialling this and who knows, maybe an actual purchase may take place...

Last up today is this Anthem of the week.
You guys may not know, but if there is one thing I love more than makeup it is music. I am always open to all genres of music, but lately I cannot get enough of dubstep (thanks to a certain gorgeous Swede). This track is the Tomba remix of Fytch & Captain Crunch ~ Raindrops. The vocals on this one has that sing along factor for me :)

Well, thanks for reading.
What have you favourites been this week?

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ebay adventures.

Good Morning!

Well, I decided to create my own ebay account instead of using the partner's. I need to build this feedback for myself right? At first I considered selling, but why pay hideous ebay fees when you can blog sale items now. So I bought a few items, lol! :)

I got a tip off that someone was selling off some Le Metier de Beaute pencils (thank you tipper!). The seller only had 2, so I grabbed one of each of course!

Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Eye Pencil in Sequoia ~ A very dark brown.
Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Lip Liner in Nudite ~ A peachy brown hue, similar to the No7 Nude lipliner.

Then after a little swatch viewing and gentle shoving, I decided to buy one of those much loved Rimmel mousse eyeshadows. Only to realise, why on earth have Rimmel discontinued them?!

Rimmel 8hr Colour Mousse in Sassy ~ A rich metallic taupe.

Pics anyone?
Prepare for dodgy ones of course, now is when I miss the wonderful summer sun when I have winter clouds :|

Rimmel Sassy, in natural doom & gloom.

Rimmel Sassy, with flash.

Taken with flash.
Top: Le Metier de Beaute Sequoia.
Bottom: Le Metier de Beaute Nudite.

And now for some swatches. Apologies, I swatched on my hand which meant over my scar!

Indoor light.

With flash on.
Left to right:
Le Metier de Beaute ~ Sequoia
Le Metier de Beaute ~ Nudite
Rimmel ~ Sassy

Anyone hauled anything good from ebay lately?
Have a good Monday (if that's ever possible) ♥

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Hello stranger...

Well hello peoples!

Firstly, I hope you all welcome me back with open arms after I irrationally deleted this blog and all of it's contents. But I felt a little remorse and decided to save it from the dark depths of forever deletion :)
This post is brought to you by the wonderfulness that is Laura Jean from My Newest Addiction, of whom I love muchly! She sent me a few love goodies, which I have been rather excited to try. So here goes...

First up, Wet n Wild I ♥ Matte 8 pan palette and Baked Limited Edition Coloricon Eye Kit in Baking A Cake (well hello pinks, purples and cake...) 6 pan palette and Coloricon shimmer eyeliner in Black.

I ♥ Matte palette, my eyes are drawn straight to that purple of course.  

Baking A Cake Palette, flash. 

Baking A Cake Palette, no flash.

And as for swatches, apologies! Today is a bit gloomy and pics aren't as clear as I like for the matte palette.

WnW I ♥ Matte palette.

WnW Baking A Cake palette, swatched dry.

WnW Baking A Cake palette, swatched wet. 

And the destruction after wet swatching, lol! The middle shade on the bottom row is surprisingly the most gorgeous colour both wet and dry. I will be trying that shade first without a doubt, FOTD pics to come :)
The texture of the matte palette is nice and smooth in my opinion, but the right neutral side seems to swatch creamier and better than the left brighter side. As with the baked palette, you can see the difference between the wet and dry swatches. But the bright pink and purple both seem to be a teeny bit of a let down, even when wet they both needed a second layer of colour on the swatch. But we will see what happens when attempted on my lids of course!

Next up, the very cute Urban Decay Apocalyptic Nail Set.

Left to right: White Widow, Gunmetal, Apocalypse, Meltdown.

Left to right: Meltdown, Grunge, Big Bang, F-Bomb.

And finally, a very gorgeous Essence Holographics nail polish in Gagalectric and a Dalton Colour Creme Lip Gloss in Lisa Lou. I have never heard of Dalton, but seemingly it's a QVC brand which is quite nice :)

It has a really gorgeous purpley pink sparkle which is not obnoxious on the lips! 

I look forward to trying this one over black nail polish!

That is all from me today. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to post a comment or drop me an email at
Thanks for reading, and have a fab weekend!