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Review: MAC Lipstick in Rebel

Hi loves! 🙂

The other day I picked up a MAC lipstick that I've had my eye on for agess. It's called 'Rebel' and it's an absolutely stunning purple-y plum, gorgeous for this time of the year.

 

It's a Satin finish, which means that it's still creamy, matte and full of colour but a lot less drying on the lips than the matte finishes. As you all know I the satin and amplified finishes from MAC are my absolute favourites because they're so packed with colour, and you can always find literally any colour that you could ever want, they last forever too which is a bonus! Check out the swatch below 🙂

 

What do you think? What's your favourite MAC lipstick?

 

Love&Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 

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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
 

 


Autumn Make-up Look

Hello loves! 🙂

Today, I decided to try out a different look using some lovely autumn colours so I dug out my Sleek iDivine Monaco palette and got stuck in!

It's got a lovely mix of colours, some brights, some pastels and some neutrals, perfect! I absolutely adore the Sleek palettes, I've got a few of them, and I love them because there's a massive range of colours, they're long lasting, reasonably priced and super pigmented.

I decided to go for the three colours above, I'm not sure of the names though!

So, I started with the lightest colour, a matte beige colour, and applied it all over the lid and right up to the brow bone.

Then, I applied the middle colour, a super pigmented bronze-y red over the lid. (It looks a lot more orange in the picture than it really is).

Finally, I used the matte plum (which is gorgeoussss) in the crease and blended it up and out for a smokey look.

Finish with a flick of liquid liner, some mascara and a plum lipstick (I'm using No Competition by Benefit) and your good to go! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 


Top 5 Halloween Pinterest Looks!

Hi loves! 🙂

How excited are all of you for Halloween? It's one of my favourite times of the year when it comes to make up and dressing up because it means you can be as creative and crazy as you want, I mean, what other time of the year could you go out in a full body, painted-on skeleton body suit?!

Anyway, here are my top 5 Halloween looks that I've been Pinning this week! 🙂

1. Little Red Riding Hood
2. Bane-Inspired Mask

3. Pop Art

4.Sugar Skull

5. Corpse Bride

 

Have you guys got your costumes picked out already? Or are you taking inspiration from Pinterest like me? Let me know 🙂

 

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 


New Lime Crime Velvetines!

As I’m sure you all know by now, the Lime Crime Velvetines are amazing, BUT they only come in two shades of red. Well, now Lime Crime have told us that they are releasing a Pink version this coming Winter! Make up Heaven ahhh! 🙂

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


The Saturday Haul!

Hello my lovelies!

I was a little bad today and went to do some shopping.. And I just thought I’d share what I got with all of you 🙂
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First up, I bought the MakeUp is Art book by the Academy of Freelance Makeup. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while now, there’s some stunning work in it by some of my favourite artists (ill do a more in depth post on it after I’ve had a chance to read it!) and some great tips if your looking into starting a career in the industry. Inside the cover its priced at £25 but I picked it up I’m Urban Outfitters for £15, bargain! 🙂

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I also picked up a few goodies out of Sally’s Salon Services that I needed as I’m heading out this evening 🙂
I got some of the Little Mix press on nails, now as a qualified nail tech, I rarely wear stick on nails, but I thought these looked quite cute and I didn’t have time to do a full set myself so I thought I’d give them a go 🙂 I picked up Jesy’s set as I thought they were quite edgy and very me! They’re covered in spikes and studs and are just gorgeous, Ill post a pic later when I have them on!
I also got some Kirby hair grips, as I’m FOREVER losing these, you can literally never have enough of these babies. A Spornette back combing brush which I’ve been needing for AGES, and this one is called the Little Wonder #735115, and finally some Salon System lashes. I love these lashes as they have great staying power and they really last if you look after them. I usually go for the more natural look but I thought I’d go for something different and try the full volume BohoLash!

Love & Lipsick,
Tammy xoxo