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I’m backkk!! :)

Hello lovelies!

I apologise for being a bad blogger and disappearing off the radar for a few weeks, things have just been so busy since we moved to London, I’ve barely had any time to do anything! But, I’m back, we’re all settled into our flat and all our stuff has finally arrived so I’m back to posting regularly from now on and I have SO many products to show you and reviews to do so we better get started! 🙂

Over the past few weeks I’ve just picked up bits and pieces here and there and also, it was my 21st birthday so I got a few goodies for that too and I’ve gathered them all together specially to show you! 🙂

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So as you can see, I’ve been having a little bit of fun with this lot!
Here’s the full list of what I got just incase you can’t see everything;
Collection Lipstick, Topshop Lipstick, Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick, Collection Lip Definer, Lancôme Blush Subtil palette, Mac blush, Nars blush, Sleek Brow kit, Maybelline Gel Liner, Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes eyeshadow palette, Sleek foundation, Lush Cleanser, Babyliss Tangle Teezer and I also got the Argan Oil Hydrating shampoo but I forgot to include it in the picture 🙂
I will do reviews on everything here separately but I just wanted to let you have a look at what I’ve been upto and products that have taken my fancy in the shops over the past month or two!
And as always, as beauty junkies, we do love a good sample or two when we buy products so I also picked up these whilst getting some goodies for family and friends for Christmas (and myself, of course!)

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I actually got some really lovely samples, some of which I’ve tried out over the past few days and have really liked! So above, we’ve got a few things from L’Occitane; Precious Eye Balm, Ultra a Rich Body Cream and Milk Concentrate Face and Body Lotion, as well as the Cupcake face mask from Lush, Charcoal face mask from Origins and a little pot of the Sheer Matte Foundation from Nars in the shade Mont Blanc.

Instead of writing one super long post, I’m going to go off and do mini reviews on all these products for you guys over the next few days so I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


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

 


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
 

 


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

How To: Make Up Artist Pro Cards

Hello my lovelies!

Apologies, I’ve even a bad blogger this week and haven’t kept up with my posts, I’ve been having a bit of writers block and literally couldn’t think if anything to write BUT I’m back on form and I’ve got a few posts lined up for you guys 🙂

So, I know that, especially for a lot of you trying to get started in the industry, that building up your make up kit is a major investment and there’s no doubt about it, it’s an expensive hobby sooo, I thought I’d share with you the different cosmetics houses that offer Artist discount programs and how you can get them!

Bobbi Brown:
Email bobbipro@bobbi-brown.co.uk with your full name and address and they will post you an application form.
Urban Decay:
40% Pro Discount is only available in the US for now, and you can apply here
NARS:
To get your 40% UK online discount, email artistprogram-uk@narscosmetics.eu for an application form.
MAC:
Discount depending on status, but you can download the form here.
Laura Mercier:
International 40% discount, email makeup.artists@lauramercier.com to apply.
Illamasqua:
To get your 40% discount, apply here.
Bare Minerals:
To get your 30% discount, apply here.
Smashbox:
Discount depending on status, and you can apply here.
Inglot:
20% currently only in the US, apply here.
NYX:
Get your 25% Pro discount here.
Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics:
International 20% discount by emailing info@occmakeup.com.
Crown Brush:
Apply for 10% discount here.
Precious About MakeUp (PAM):
Apply for Pro discounts inc. 40% off Illamasqua, 35% off Make Up For Ever, 20% off Louise Young, 20% off Bdellium and10% off everything for students if you can provide proof. To apply email enquiries@preciousaboutmakeup.com.
Benefit also do a Pro discount but it is currently for the US only!

In order to get your Pro cards, almost all of these companies will require some sort of ID to prove that you are a working artist. This is generally 2 or more of the following:
Business or Comp Cards. If you don’t have a business card yet, you can get simple and cheap ones online, I got mine from www.vistaprint.com.
Tear Sheet. This is a piece of Editorial work with your name printed on it.
Crew Call Sheet. A sheet printed with your name, location and call time, listing everyone else involved and their department. You can usually get these easily if your working on film or tv.
Union Card. You can join a union such as BECTU which entitles you to tonnes of benefits from as little as a tenner a year!

I hope this helped you guys, I know it’s tough to build a pro kit, especially when your just starting out! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


NEW! Rihanna for MAC Collection

Eek! MAC have announced that they are releasing a new collection collaborating with the one and only Rihanna, coming this October 3rd!

Check out her stunning Autumn collection below!

I cannot WAIT to get my hands on these babies! Gorgeous!

First up lets talk about the brushes! We’ve got the 282 Duo Fibre Shader and the 187 Duo Fibre Face.

Above we’ve got the LiquidLast Liner and Brow Liners in Dark Brunette and Deep Dark Brunette.

Powder Blush in Good Girl Gone Bad, Cream Colour Base in Diamonds and Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss.

Shadow Palettes in Her Cocoa and Smoked Cocoa.

Extended Play Lash and Faux Lashes in 35 & 36.

RiRi Woo Lipglass and Lip Pencils in RiRi Woo and Talk That Talk.

Lipsticks in RiRi Woo, Talk That Talk, Nude & Who’s That Chick.

I can’t describe how excited I am for this collection! What will you be buying?

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.


Lipstick Challenge!

Hello pretties!

So, another day of my lipstick challenge and the chosen one for today is ‘Girl About Town’ from MAC. It’s another one from the Amplified Creme collection, which I’m sure you all know already that I adore, they’re my favourite finish from MAC. ‘Girl About Town’ is a stunning, super bright pink with a purple-ish undertone, which I think makes it flattering for all skintones, it’s the ultimate Barbie pink, I think that’s why I love it so much!

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I was feeling very pink today and I thought I’d match my outfit to my lippie, and I just had to share my Barbie dress and pink brogues with you!

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What do you guys think, are you Girls About Town? 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo