I found this Nars Lip Stain Gloss is still on sale but I found this pretty one in my collection the other day. This Lip Stain is called Rage. It looks rather scary in the tube but its the least scary shade in the collection: Nars Says about the product: Longwearing matte lip color in a revolutionary non-drying formula. The silicone-based, non-transfer formula glides on smoothly to achieve perfect looking lips for hours. Enriched with […]
Archives for April 2010
Barbarella, a great name for a lipstick, is Nars’ Perfect Peach in the Sheer Formula. For this reason, I can wear this colour quite comfortably, more so that the Semi-Matte range or the Matte, which is significantly more drying. I forget how sheer this actually is, because I’m so used to Nars being madly pigmented. Two light coats on the lips equals: Not as unique as in the tube but nevertheless a pretty wearable colour. […]
Whoops. I promised myself a week ago I was NOT buying any more make up this upcoming month and I did quite well until Payday where I bought a Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in Colibri (a shimmery white) to go with my lonely Freeze . Then…it goes downhill due to something called Online Shipping and Mail Order. I’ve made 4 hauls in the last few days. I won’t be buying anything else for the rest […]
So its been announed that Estee Lauder have signed two new models, Constance Jablonski from France and Liu Wen from China. Over the years, models in Estée Lauder’s global campaigns have hailed from the U.S. (Karen Graham, Willow Bay, Carolyn Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Rhoda), the U.K. (Elizabeth Hurley), Czech Republic (Paulina Porizkova), Poland (Anja Rubik) and Ethiopia (Liya Kebede). I read this with a lot of interest over the fact that Estee are using […]
**Update: my shoulder is absolutely KILLING me after this massage. It feels like the muscle over my shoulder blade is pulling in the wrong place. Ouch** I purchased a Wahanda Mobdeal (think they are great) for Heaven Spa located in Manchester at the rather posh Hilton Hotel last week. (When I say posh, I mean posh like how Organic Muesli is posh compared to Frosties, or how Nandos is compared to KFC. Its just a […]
Primers are my one of favourite things to try so I was very happy to try this Benefit Stay Don’t Stray product: They say: You put it underneath your concealer and eyeshadow, and it’s packed full of antioxidants and vitamins E & C to protect the skin. The primer then keeps your concealer and eyeshadow in place and stops pesky creasing. So this product is:
I must buy 2 new lip balms a week – I am always losing them including my SKII and La Mer lip balms – d’oh! My newest purchase was totally random, this Murumuru Butter Lip Cream by Bison (a Japanese brand) with SPF 11. Now the pot is quite small – about the size of a 50p pence piece but its quite a concentrated lip balm. I LOVE it. Its the kind of texture I […]
Lips for today is this golden bronze lipstick, called Hot Voodoo: I bought this cos it looked so gorgeous on the SA who was wearing it. I have to say its a bit full on for me day to day but its very unusual, bronzy-goddessy: I’ve always had a problem with the texture of Nars Lipsticks – they are a tad dry on me. Nevertheless, some of their shades are real knockouts. What do you […]
So I told you girls a few days ago I ordered a make up case. It arrived, a LOT bigger than I thought it would be but never mind… It also had a dint in the side – luckily we live close enough to the factory so we went to exchange it (I bought it from eBay). Be aware that couriers are a little cack handed when dealing with heavy boxes. Anyway here it is! […]
These three simple Avon lipstick landed on my desk the other week – this is the Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick. These lipstick have a shimmery almost reflective look. They say: CHROMAPIXEL TECHNOLOGY boosts color by reflecting light and enhancing shine to amplify each shade’s true hue. Chromapixel. Could be the name for my next cat. Anyway here they are. Fuchsia Fun: This is cut out like the new Cle De Peau lipsticks – […]
I am a big clumsy oaf sometimes…most of the time…which is why I don’t have the patience usually for nail polish because I smudge it in seconds. Or I get those weird bubbles. Or I accidently press it against my pants and it ends up with a weird texture on the top. So I was quite excited to try the Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel: I received two shades, Red Wine and Twilight Blue. They […]
I purchased Kanebo’s KATE new Gradical Eyeshadow Palettes recently. KATE is a pretty good brand in terms of quality although the last few eyeshadow palette offerings were a bit shimmer, a bit sheer. The Gradical palette has 4 gradual shades and a white eye base which is quite common in Japanese eyeshadows palettes. They are thoughtful like that. I have so many of these little palettes I went for shades I don’t normally choose – […]
I am addicted to sheet masks at the moment for a quick skin boost and put on this Olay Total Effects Sheet Mask last night after a shower. Next thing I know, Mr Candy is backing away from me going, “I can’t look at you. I can’t look at you” Because apparently, my sheet mask had made me look like a featureless character from a Horror Film. I do admit, it freaked me out a […]
Doing a few Nars Lipstick Swatches for the next couple of days! Today is probably my favourite Nars Lipsticik – Schiap. There is no better blue based hot pink in the world: Although…Nars lipsticks dry my lips somewhat. I hope they reformulate the older lipsticks at some point so they are more hydrating. What do you think?
Sleek have been getting it right quite a lot lately so I was quite excited to get my hands on their new Kajal Eyeliner. I love a good black eyeliner and have tried quite a traditional Indian Kajal before. Sleek MakeUP’s Kajal Eyeliner looks very much like Guerlain’s release last summer and also a bit like Pure’s Kajal/Kohl crayon like offering. Its simple, functional looking – better than some bizarre or cheapy looking packaging I […]
Come ye, come ye, and check out a new product that landed on my desk at Candy HQ – Soap & Glory’s Fill Monty (geddit?!) Dab On Instant Wrinkle Filler. Wrinkle Filler? Like Pollyfilla? Well…basically yes. As always the packaging is very cute: This product is said to fill in lines that crows feet, frown lines and smile lines leave behind. Dab it on UNDER make up (so important – I did this over and […]
Lips of the day is the perfect shimmery pink-orange-coral lip gloss for the summer! Benefit’s Lip Gloss in Freshly Squeezed: Smells of oranges, which is appropriate considering the name! Its definitely shimmery but its quite nice and if you can’t wear shimmer in the summer, then when else can ya?! Its quite a thick gloss I have to say. On the lips:
Sophie Ellis Bextor is certainly a very unique looking woman, although her jawline reminds me of Quagmire. She tends to wear quite bright, funky eye make up too – but what do you girls think of her latest look? I adore glitter, and she has a great cat eye shape for a lot of make up looks but personally, I think they gold all under the brow is overkill. What say you?
Hai there! First things first, the Swatch Gallery is now open, BUT only 5% of the photographs I have are on there. Still, have a look around I will be adding more images as I go along. The blog sale page and reviewers area will also be up in the next Month so keep your eyes open! Now, I have been working on a few blogs recently… What I’ve found so interesting with blogging is […]
So I watched The Bounty Hunter last night with Maniston and Gerard Butler. Awful film in every way, but Mani carried a hot hot bag throughout it. I did my research and its this one: Salvatore Ferragamo’s Sofia handbag, about £800 (I think). I love it when worn over the shoulder so much: Guess which half pint has one too?