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Make Up Haul!

Hello my loves!

I hope you all had a good weekend, I'm sorry I haven't been posting much this week I've been super busy with work and everything!

But I did find time to go shopping (I know, naughty!) and pick up a few bits and pieces that I've had my eye on for a while now and I couldn't wait to get home and play with it all so I could get on and tell you all about it! So here's what I got..

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Primer in Light
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black
Smashbox Smoke Box Eye Palette
*The MAC Fluidline wasn't for me but I just thought I'd include in the picture, and I also bought MAC lipstick in Rebel and forgot to put it in there!
I also came home with a little sample pot of the Creme de la Mer Moisturising Gel Cream that I can't wait to try!
Swatches coming soon! 🙂
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo
 

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Hello lovelies! 🙂

As I’m sure you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicating to educating people worldwide about the disease and how we can all do our bit to help fight it.
So, here are my top 10 picks from the brands helping to promote awareness!
Pink Ribbon Slant Tweezers from Tweezerman, £22

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Think Pink, Beauty Heroes set from Elemis £36.50

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The Hand Treatment from Creme de la Mer £35

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Breast Cancer Awareness French Pink set from Bobbi Brown £35

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Amost Lipstick in Pink Honey Ribbon from Clinique £16

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Drink Up Hydrating Lipbalm in Pink Guava from Origins £16

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Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Survivor from Bare Minerals

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Nail Polish in Pinkie Pink by Matthew Williamson and Poppy Delevigne for Nails Inc.

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Pink of Hearts set from OPI

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Estée Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection from Estée Lauder

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Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Rick Baker for MAC

The one and only, legendary special effects artist Rick Baker has announced his new collection for MAC, super exciting and just in time for Halloween, yay!

He has created three unique looks to introduce his collection; Zombie, Day of the Dead and Bride. I’m super excited to get my hands on this collection, the theme is right up my street! The collection includes Monster FX, 2 Limited Edition Pro Palettes, 4 Acrylic Paints, 2 Paintsticks, 3 Chromagraphic Pencils, Chromacake, Setting Powder, Penultimate Eyeliner, Face and Body Foundation, and as always, Lip Liners and Lipsticks.

First up, here are my favourite picks from the collection. The two Pro Palettes, Spider Queen and the Monsters’ Bride look incredible. Both contain 6 shades of highly pigmented powders to create whatever look you desire! Spider Queen is full of gorgeous colour, a mid-tone violet (Dusty Purple), a deep, rich aubergine (Indian Ink), dark and shimmery purple (Deep Purple), a citrus-y, bright green (Lime), a warm, yellow green (Moss) and as always, matte, pitch black (Carbon).

The Monsters Bride palette contains shades that are a bit more wearable for everyday. There’s a shimmery, frosted white (Mylar), matte black (Carbon), creamy taupe (Omega), bright lime green (Bitter), brown with green pearl (Club) and a matte, chocolate brown (Brun).
Next up is the Lipstick. An amazing Purple-Black called Cyber. Deep and rich in colour and I can guarantee without even trying it that it’s going to be super pigmented and creamy. MAC lipsticks never disappoint me and this colour is just perfect for A/W.
Next up is the Chromacake. These are a solid colour cake that is activated when mixed with water and is ideal for face or body painting. They can also be mixed with the Face and Body instead of water for a different finish and you can add a pigment on top to create a shimmery, pearlised effect. The one in this collection is an opaque, matte white.
And the final product on my Wishlist from the lovely Mr Baker’s collection has to be the Monster FX designed. Y the man himself. Monster FX is a sheer tint designed to give the skin a subtle wash of colour. This is a limited edition shade called Dirt, which is a warm yellow-brown with ochre undertones.
What do you think, which one will be your pick from the Master of Special Effects?!
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

Mini Haul!

Hello lovelies! 🙂

So, it’s nearing the end of the month as pay day still seems SO far away and I was having some major beauty cravings so I just decided to be naughty and I spent my very last few dolla on some beauty goodies!
Here’s what I got..

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First up there’s some lashes from Collection. I do love a good pair of falsies so I picked the Luscious Lashes in Glam Volume (£2.99, Superdrug).

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I also picked up a black kohl liner from MUA which was only something like £1.50, I hate spending ridiculous money on stuff like that because the cheap ones are usually just as good. I really like this one because it’s lovely and creamy, and it comes with a handy little sharpener on the lid!

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I also picked up a little pair of press on nails from Primark, I really like these because they’re super handy just to wear for a couple of days, especially if you have an event or night out!

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Now, this is my favourite purchase of the day! I’m super excited to get playing with it, it’s one of the three new Shadow & Blush Palettes from Barry M!
I got the Smokin’ Hot version but you can also get the Natural Glow version, which reminds me of the Naked palette a bit, all neutral colours with a lovely light pink blush, and the Glamour Puss palette which has a STUNNING hot pink blush and is definitely next on my Wishlist!

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I’m really excited to play with this and get creating some gorgeous smokey eye looks, greys and blacks are some of my favourite colours to bring some drama into a look and they never, ever go out of style. The shadows and blush have a lovely, velvety texture to them and I was really pleasantly surprised at the pigmentation, they have some amazing colour to them! Check them out below 🙂 (unfortunately it doesn’t state the names of the colours on the case, which is disappointing as I like to know the shade if I ever need to replace it but that is my only complaint so far!)
Hope you like..

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Let me know what you think, have you tried any of these palettes yet?
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Christmas at Benefit!

Hello my lovelies 🙂

So, Our Christmas gifts have arrived early at Benefit and this weekend I’m planning to throw a little pre-Christmas party in order to celebrate!

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I need some help coming up with some fun ideas on things to do to get my customers involved and how to decorate my counter! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :p

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Sneak Peeks!

Hello my lovelies! 🙂

I’ve got some super exciting news that I’ve been dying to share with you.. I’ve had a little sneak peek of Benefit’s new Christmas gift sets, eek! 🙂 they are stunning! And last Christmas, my counter was sold out of the sets by mid November time so I’d snap them up quick!
I don’t have pictures of everything but ill do my best to explain them 🙂

So, first up we’ve got the Limited Edition Crescent Row Set. It features three minis of Benefits best selling fragrances (Laugh with me Lee-Lee, Ring my Bella, My Place or Yours Gina) plus new girl on the block, (which ill explain more about in a later post!) Under my Spell Noelle, super cute for Christmas 🙂 I’m yet to find out if Noelle is limited edition or a permanent addition to Crescent Row but as soon as I know, you’ll know!
This is the lovely Noelle..

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It’s available from 28th September and is priced at £29.50.

Next up, we’ve got ‘Love at First Shine’!
This cute little set includes minis of all 6 shades of the ultra plush lip glosses from the recently launched Colour Collection. (Also, I didn’t take these pictures, I just want to clarify that lol!).

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This set is £19.50 and the shades are:
Kiss You – Sheer Lilac
A-Lister – Pink Nude
Ice Breaker – Clear
Lollibop – Hot Pink
Poutrageous – Sheer Coral
Fauxmance – Berry Nude

Then we’ve got another one that I think looks great! It’s called ‘It’s a Love Fest!’
It’s priced at £39.50 and is packed full of Benefit goodies! And the packaging is gorgeous too, the set contains a Porefessional primer, They’re Real mascara, Sun Beam highlighter and an Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Coralista. Fabulous!

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Next up is ‘Love it Up!’, a set priced at £19.50 and we’ve got 3 Longwear Eyeshadows in:
Call My Buff, Nude Swings & Thanks A Latte, all gorgeous wearable nudes,
A Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP, a surprisingly wearable pearly pink and an Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Dandelion, a sheer, shimmering pink.

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‘Gimme Some Lovin’ is £39.50 and includes a They’re Real mascara, Hoola bronzer, a mini Highbeam highlighter and mini Porefessional primer.

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‘Little Love Potions’ is a super cute set made up of travel sizes of:
Porefessional
It’s Potent eye cream
High Beam
Posietint lip & cheek stain
Stay Don’t Stray eyeshadow primer in Light/Medium
Watts Up highlighter
BadGal mascara in Black
That Gal primer
Hoola
Ultra Plush Gloss in Hoola
I think sets like this are great, especially if you’ve been wanting to try a few things as it allows you to test bits and pieces before you commit to a full size product!

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‘Groovy Kind of Love’ is £29.50 and contains a travel sized Porefessional and They’re Real, a benetint, Dandelion & Bella Bamba blush duo and a 4 shade limited edition eyeshadow palette.

‘Love Me B.Right’, I do love a good skincare set and this disappoint! It retails at £39.50 and includes an It’s Potent eye cream, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion, travel sized Total Moisture Face Cream and a travel sized Porefessional.

‘BadRageous’ comes in at £18.50 and includes the infamous BadGal mascara in black plus a mini travel sized edition.

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Next, we’ve got ‘Primed for Lovin!’, this lovely set retails at £44.50 and includes full sized versions of the Porefessional, They’re Real mascara, High Beam and Ultra Plush Gloss in Sugarbomb! Amazing!

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And finallyyyy, we’ve got the ultimate Christmas gift set, The Countdown to Love! A unique, quirky set offering 24 beauty treats over the 24days before Christmas! How exciting! The limited edition set is £50 and will be available to buy before anyone else during a flash sale on Nov 4th at the Benefit Carnaby and Dublin boutiques and from then on will be available from most Debenhams across the UK and Ireland!

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I’m so excited to see these sets properly and I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of the last few but I can guarantee they won’t disappoint! 🙂

What do you think, will you be rushing down to your local counter to snap these up?

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo