Friday, 27 February 2015

Another Little Mac Haul


 I love MAC. I’m just putting that out there, the beautiful stands of well placed make up draw you in and captivate your attention. Not letting you leave until you have another perfect lipstick, in another of their black perfect bags and I cannot seem to help myself. I love my MAC store; it’s so pretty and always has amazing music inviting you inside. All the people who work there are so friendly and helpful and I always feel like they are willing to have a chat, unlike so many other people I have had the displeasure of being served by. 

I have four little things to show. The first is the MAC Fluidline in the colour Blacktrack and I have a post dedicated to this eyeliner, which you can see here. I had never used gel eyeliner before, so I bit the bullet and decided to buy it. Whilst I was worried I could become some crazy Goth girl as I’m not normally the most steady of people when it comes to eyeliner, I have been pleasantly surprised as I’m able to draw quite a thin line that makes my eyes pop. 

The Second is my favourite item I purchased and it is the MAC 217 brush. This brush is amazing for blending colour into the crease as it glides effortlessly along the hollow of my eyes. It also can be used to intensify a look by adding a darker shade to the outer part of the eye. I was extremely pleased to get this brush as I have a few of the MAC duo fibre brushes and love them! 


The last two products are lipsticks. I had wanted colours that were different to the ones that I reach for everyday. Generally I will stick to reds, or pinks but I never really use colours that have a nude shade or a plum shade. Therefore I decided to purchase Viva Glam II, which is a satin lipstick, and also Plumful a lustre lipstick. Each can be perfect for an every day look or they would both compliment a dark smokey eye on a night out. 

What was your recent purchase from MAC?  



ShannonKims 


Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Liebster Award


I cannot believe this is my third award nomination. Thank you to Emma for nominating me for The Liebster Award. Now just as Emma did I am going to start with 11 random facts about myself.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review



There is nothing I like more than applying mascara and watching as my eyelashes grow in length, fluttering like an Oscar winning movie star. Or at least I like to think they do, however when reality sets in and they just look lovely and long I am still just as pleased - whilst a little disappointed I am not a movie star. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award


This is my second award/nomination post, and I cannot thank Grace enough for nominating me. 

The Rules
Thank the person who gave you this award, and leave a link to their blog.
Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

7 Facts About Me 

•I recently saw Wicked and since this amazing opportunity I cannot seem to stop jumping around my room to the soundtrack and belting Defying Gravity at the top of my lungs capacity! 
•I’m in my First Year of University at Bath Spa, studying Creative Writing and Publishing and I absolutely love it! 
•I love the use of an exclamation mark and probably use way too many than I should, I seriously have to hold myself back when I am writing a blog post! <- woops, three already. 
•It’s currently raining cats and dogs. The wonderful sound of the pitter-patter takes me back to when I was young and we used to have a caravan at Lyme Regis. We would go almost every weekend and due to British weather it would rain the majority of the time. The sound of the rain again the window here reminds me of the caravan and all the wonderful times we had there. 
•I hate tea and coffee! It is just not for me, but I do love a good cup of green tea or a mug of hot milks. 
•I love crisps! They’re most definitely my favourite food to snack on; I wish crisps could be healthy and good for you because then I would probably never eat anything else ever again. 
•I love Paris; my room is completely themed for the Eiffel Tower both at Uni and also at home. I have been 4 times and truly hope to go back again some day. 

Now for my nominees 
Ami from http://www.perksofbeingami.co.uk

ShannonKims 

The Amazing World of Vintage Fashion



Vintage fashion is something that fascinates me to no end. I am amazed at the difference in fashion over time and also how things from the past have slowly worked their way back into our wardrobes. Fashion is one of the leading industries in the world and over the years we are seeing more and more young people wanting to venture into this crazy world. On the catwalks there are daring and outrageous looks, to chic and sophisticated ones that are completely timeless. But constantly past styles are being recreated and redesigned.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

To Wear or Not to Wear Foundation?


Foundations are one of the most exciting products to purchase for myself, but they are also one of the most frustrating ones. I love to read an amazing review on a foundation and then go out and test it for myself. However, because I have incredibly pale skin it can become very difficult for me to find a foundation that matches my skin tone. Because of this I wanted to do my top 5 foundations but I have to admit it was difficult to pick 5 because I generally tend to only stick to a few. But some of the drugstore foundations I have chosen I love to use in the summer when I do not need as much coverage.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Rolling On By With Benefit's New Mascara


Mascara is fast becoming a common theme on my blog, as I’ve never had so many all at once! A general rule of mine is to completely use a tube of mascara before starting another as bacteria can cling to the brush and then create a home for itself inside the tube (nice little image there). Unlike make up brushes, which we can clean daily, cleaning a mascara wand is not so simple as it will take all the product away.