Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sigma's Mr Bunny Travel Kit

After seeing loads of good reviews about the new Bunny line of vegan brushes Sigma recently released, I decided it was time to invest in some. Ive been needing some mre brushes for ages, and knew I wanted a set frm Sigma but couldnt decide which. I then saw this one and knew it had everything I need (for now!). I didnt really pick them for the vegan aspect (all the bristles are synthetic so nothing to do with animals) but because I had heard that because of this the brushes were softer and nicer than the regular versions. I got the black set rathr than the colourful one as I wanted all my brushes to match with the other ones I already own (Im a bit obsessed with that kind of thing!) Im already so in love with this set and I havent even got round to using them all yet!

You get three face brushes and 4 eye brushes..the two on the end are another two I got as well as the set which Il mention at the end of the post. I like that because it is a travel set the handles are shorter and more compact, I think they should make all their brushes this way, I dont know why I just prefer the shorter handles. The case they come with as also really handy, and Ill be using it to take all the brushes I need with me on holiday in the summer, as it will easily fit a few more in than what comes with it, fab!

Ive also found it very handy for storing brushes when Im at home, and since taking this photo Ive added the rest of my brush collection to the pots and it fits plenty in. I put face brushes in one and eye brushes in the other. 
Now on to the best part, the brushes...

You get three great face brushes in this set which as as follows in the order pictured:

F30 Large Powder - Ive been using this every day for my MAC MSF Natural after Ive done my foundation. Its so big and fluffy, one of the softest brushes Ive ever used. It feels very luxurious on the skin and distributes a perfect amount of powder evenly across the face. I know Ill be using this every day now.

F60 Foundation - I havent used this yet as I dont like these kind of brushes for applying foundation. However I have just ordered Origins Vitazing Tinted Moisturiser and will be using this brush to apply it. It gorgeously soft as are all the brushes so it should apply it really nicely.

F40 Large Angled Contour - This brush is really multipurpose. I go thrugh phases of contouring and avent been dong it recently, but this brush is really lovely for applying blush. Its just the right size for the cheek and the angled shape make it so simple to do it properly. This als makes it great for contouring in the hollows of your cheeks and up to the temple and its actually encouraging me to want to contour more just to try this lovely brush out for it.

 You also get four really useful eye brushes. I can never have enough eye brushes as I get really lazy with cleaning them and it makes it easy to grab a clean brush withut having to clean the same ew over and over. The ones in the set as in the order above as follows:

E30 Pencil - I was suprised at how lovely and soft this is. Other pencil brushes Ive got I find to be a bit stiff and sharp but this is gorgeous. Its great for applying eyeshadow to the crease before blending out with another brush and also on the lwer lash line. Another one Ill use every day.

E40 Tapered Blending - This is a perfect fluffy blending brush, and I know Ill use it for that in future, but for now Im using it to blend in my under eye concealer and it does such a good job of it! Im considering buying another one just for concealer.

E55 Eye Shading Brush - A perfect brush for whacking on one colour all ove the lid before a flick of liner. Ill get a lt of ue out of this, another really good brush!

E65 Small Angle - I really like this brush but havent used it yet as I have another brush that I prefer t angled brushes to d my gel liner. I really want to get a good eyeshadow powder to match my eyebrows so then I can use this brush to fill in my eyerows instead of a brow pencil. Any recommendations on a good blonde brow colour would be fantastic!

Last but not least I also purchases the E10 Small Eye Liner brush. Ive got a few skinny liner brushes but none are fantastic quality so I quickly added this to my basket when getting the Mr Bunny set. Its a lovely think brush and makes gel liner a doddle to apply. I recommend it to anyone wanting to try gel liner, its so much easier than liquid! I was also very kindly given the E25 Blending brush as a free gift which I was very pleased with as I had considered buying one to switch up with my MAC 217 but held back on buying it, but I got one for free anyway! Again, loving the short handle, perfect for travel!

Overall I highly recommend Sigma's brushes. Theyre so inexpensive comapred to other brands and just as good if not better. The shipping may tke forever to come to the UK from America but the wait is worth it and kind of adds to the excitement a little...I know I need to get a life!
Thanks so much for reading if you got this far! Its taken me absolutely ages to write this haha.

Random Nail Polish Giveaway

This may seem strange, but with my ever growing nail polish collection some are a little unloved, and I really havent the room to be keeping things I wont use. Most have these have been used once or twice but some havent at all....

Whoever leaves a comment first with their email address gets the lot, simple as that! Whats to lose :)


Monday, 23 January 2012

FOTE...Unplanned Night Out

So on saturday at about 5:30pm me and my friends decided we were bored so we were going to go out in town, and had the best night in a long long time! Heres how I did my make up (I even wore lashes for the first time in about a year!)...

Loreal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer
Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 02 Light
 Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
MAC Dollymix Blusher
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
Rimmel Brow Pencil in Hazel
ELF Eyebrow Treat and Tame in Ash

MAC Vintage Selection Paintpot
MAC Blanc Type e/s inner corner
Urban Decay Toasted e/s outer half
MAC Beauty Marked e/s through crease
Urban Decay Creep e/s a touch to define crease
Maybelliene Gel Eyeliner
Avon Supershock Liner in waterline
One coat of Step 1 of Bourjois Volumizer mascara to top and bottom lashes
Eylure Girls Aloud Kimberly Lashes with Duo glue

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

Im not too sure where I stand on false lashes. I like the ones that look natural, I never want to actually clearly look like Im wearing falsies, but for the hassle of putting these on they lok pratically identical to my own lashes when I put a decent mascara on. Not too sure if its worth it saying as it doesnt look so much different to me! What do you think?


Shopping my Stash/ Project Pan/ Spending Ban

Recently Ive been spending way too much money on random bit of make-up and cosmetics that I dont particularly need. My collection is stupidly growing to the point where Im forgetting about things I own in favour of just going and buying new things to try.

 I need to start saving my money for going on holiday and frankly just dont really need to be wasting it and want to use some things so they dont get wasted. So now the spending ban begins...there are a few things Ive recently hauled that Ill be showing you soon but I wont be purchasing anything new from now!Ive gathered together a huge selection of things and Im gunna give myself goals below that I have to reach on each product. So for the likes of moisturisers I may want to use them up, a lipstick Ill want to use ten times to reach the goal and an eyeshadow maybe hit pan. Ive deliberately chosen things I want to get used up and be done with or things I love but often forget about. Some things are even things Ive got in my glossybxes and really want to give a gd go at so put them in here. Ill keep updating this post as I go along until I finish and lift my spending ban! Hopefully I can save a fair bit of money doing this! Sorry for such a huge intro, heres the products, in no real order...

In this picture theres just mostly random cosmetics, few random bits of makeup....

Jennifer Lopez Live Eau De Parfum - Use Up Done!
Dove Beauty Finish Deodrant - Use Up Done!
Christina Aguilera Shower Gel - Use Up Done!
Christina Aguilera Body Lotion - Use Up Done!
Christina Aguilera By Night Body Lotion - Use Up Done!
Monu Line Smoothing Skin Perfector - Use Up (Gaveaway) Done!
Impulse New York Body Spray - Use Up Done!
The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Lip Balm - Use Up Done!
Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud - Use Up Done!
Avon Milk and Honey Moisturising Body Whip - Use Up Done!
Soap and Glory Hand Food - Use Up Done!
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Use Up Done!
Soap and Glory Girligo Moisturising Mist - Use Up Done!
Me Me Me Seventh Heaven - Use Up Done!
Next Mi Amor Eau De Toilette - Use Up Done!
GOSH Creamy Compact Foundation - Use Up
Arbonne Cooling Foot Creme - Use Up Done!
Avon Supershock Max Mascara - Use Up Done!
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Masacara - Use Up Done!

Make Up...
Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow in Starstruck - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Avon Charged Cherry Lipstick - Use x 10 (9/10)
Eyeko Liparazzi Lipstick - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
ELF Runway Pink Mineral Lipstick - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Rimmel Fudge Brownie Lasting Finish Lipstick - Use x 10 (9/10)
YSL Rouge Volupte in 9 Caress Pink - Use x 10 (8/10)
Avon Glossy Berry Lipstick - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Natural Collection Eyshadow in Willow - Use Up Done!
No 7 Define and Shimmer Eye Palette - Use x 10 (Gaveaway) Done!
Avon Supershock Eyeliner in Bronze - Use until needing sharpened x2 (2/2) Done!
No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil in Blue Grey - Use until needing sharpened x2 (2/2) Done!
MAC Teddy Eyekohl - Use until needing sharpened x2 (2/2) Done!
Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex - Use Up Done!
Benetint - Use x10 (9/10) Done!

Samples/sachets to completely use up...
Tea Tree Nose Strip Done!
Garnier Ultra Softening Lotion in Shea Butter Done!
Sanex 0% Shower Gel x2 (2/2) Done!
Avon Planet Spa Lavender and Jasmie Purifying Face Mask Done!
Fergie Outspoken Eau De Toilette Done!
The Body Shop White Musk Libertine Eau De Toilette Done!
Neautrogena Multi Defence Dail Moisturiser Done!

Hair Products...

Boots Coconut & Almond Intensive Hair Mask - Use x 5 (5/5) Done!
VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray - Use Up Done!
Tresemme Instant Fresh Dry Shampoo - Use Up Done!
Avon Advance Techniques Volume & Texture Treatments - Use Up x 2 (2/2) Done!

Bath and Body Products...

Lush Dorothy Bubble Bar (Only half left) - Use Up Done!
Lush Rockstar Soap - Use Up Done!
Avon Senses Winter Delight Shower Gel - Use Up Done!
Lush Snow Fairy Bubble Wand - Use Up Done!
Lush Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar - Use Up Done!
Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub - Use Up Done!

Eye Products...

Avon Supershock Waterproof Mascara - Use Up Done!
Avon Supershock Mascara - Use Up Done!
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner (Black) - Use until needing sharpened twice (2/2) Done!
Smashbox ASAP Eyeshadow - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Benefit Sippin' n Dippin' Creaseless Cream - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!

Mostly Skin Care Products...

Soap and Glory Bright Here Bright Now - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Clean & Clear Morning Energy Facial Wash - Use Up Done!
Charlie Pink Body Spray - Use Up Done!
Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Facial Wash - Use Up Done!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner - Use Up Done!
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - Use Up
Avon Liiv Botanicals Eye Cream - Use Up Done!
No7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum - Use Up Done!
No7 Protect and Perfect Hand Cream - Use Up Done!
Superdrug Chocolate Nourishing Mud Mask Done!

Mostly Lip Products...

ELF Therapeautic Lip Conditioner in Strawberry Creme - Use Up Done!
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen - Use Up Done!
MAC Shy Girl Lipstick - Use x 10 (10/10) Done!
Nail Rock Nail Wraps - Use Up
Carmex Cherry Lip Balm - Use Up
Eyeko Primrose Hill Lip Gloss - Use x 10 (Gaveaway) Done!
ELF Bubble Gum Hypershine Lipgloss - Use Up Done!
ELF Vixen Hypershine Lipgloss - Use Up
Nivea Lipbalm - Use Up
I know this is a mammoth post but its mostly for me to keep track of it too :) Theres definatey a lot of stuff to get through but I really want to get through some things properly rather than a few little bit heres and there!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Nail Polish Haul

Just realised how long it is since I last posted here, Im not going to make any excuses as I dont think I really need to, I just havent, but Ive got lots of little ideas now! This is a haul post of sorts, just a few nail polishes Ive recently acquired from Christmas onwards. I included  few of them in a recent haul video you can see here if you like, but I didnt really show them up close, so here we go...

 A nice little mixture of OPI, Essie, Mdels Own, Avonn and Sally Hansen

OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark
 One Ive wanted for a long time,and finally caved and bought it. Its
 a lovely deep winter colour which is quite unusual in real life, it has kind of purple and red tones to it which looks quite nice. I havent worn it yet but Im about to paint my nails with it once Ive finished this post, excited!

OPI'S Too Hot Pink To Hold'em
A gorgeous hot pink, I cant have enough pink nail polish and this is a lovely bright addition to it. I cnt wait to wear thi n brigt summery days, and even now on dull winter days it makes you feel slightly more bright and happier.

OPI's Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous
This was a Christmas gift, and not really one I would have picked myself, but its actually really nice when its on. It looks really shimmery and metallic looking on the nails and is actually really flattering. I like nice suprises like this.

Nicole by OPI's Step To The Beat Of My Heart
This is part of the Justin Beiber collection, but that didnt stop me buying this because I loved it at first sight. Im a big fan of glitter top coats over other colours and I thought this heart shaped version was lovely and ridiculously girly, and also a bit of a change from regular glitter ones. However its really difficult and takes a lot of patience and concentration getting the hearts out on to the brush. Then when you apply them to get them in the right places you have to kind of dot them on, which doesnt make for a very smooth or even coat of polish. Still, I cant help but love this.

Models Own Juicy Jules
Everytime Im at the Models Own stand in my Boots this is always sold out, the pretty ones I always like are, and so I had to snap this up when I saw it sat there. I dont knw whether t wear this over a colour or build it up and wear it alone. 

Essie's Super Bossa Nova
Another bright pink, but this one was a Christmas gift and my first Essie polish. This one is more blue toned and right up my street. My boyfriend chose well! Its got lots of lovely blue toned shimmer through it, another one Im really looking forward to wearing!

Avon's Sequined Turquoise
I got this for Christmas from my Mam and its so bloody gorgeous on. Its exactly what the name suggests, a beautiful glittery turquoise greeny toned blue (more so than it looks in the picture). I wre it for New Year and got loads of compliments. I love Avon polishes and Im glad to have this added to my collection.

Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base and Top Coat
I got this as I sadly looked EVERYWHERE for a new bottle of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry (the red bottle) and cant find it anywhere...does anyone know if its been discontinued?! I hope not! I gave up hope and bought this instead, and although it is nice as a base coat, and Ive used it as a tp coat too and it does keep my nail varnish on forever. However, it cant live up to Insta-Dry, it takes so long to dry. I painted my nails 3 hours before bed and woke up in the morning with dul loking nails as the shine had all been transfered away by the inprint of my pillows on my nails...if tht makes any sense to you. So "Diamond Shine"...not so much. I just really need my Insta-Dry back :(



Monday, 9 January 2012

Original Viva Glam Gaga...for sale at Selfridges!

Just a teeny post about something some of you may find to be old news or may be really exciting news to some like it was to me about 10 minutes ago! Selfridges are currently stocking to orignaly Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, as wellas the lipgloss and also the Viva Glam Cyndi lipgloss. Im definately going to be getting myself a back-up!