Creme In Your Coffee

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Lipstick really isn’t my thing. There’s just something about it that I can’t stand – lipstick stains on mugs, dry lips (I NEVER EVER buy or wear matte lipstick for this reason), the outline of colour you sometimes get around your lips. It all just makes me cringe inside. I prefer lipgloss, but if I have to wear lipstick, I go for nudes and pinks that look like nudes, so basically nudes haha. You will hardly ever catch me in red. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve worn red lippie or a bold colour.

But… I took the plunge one day and decided to see what Mac had for me. There is a store by my workplace so I popped in during my lunch break. After a little help from the assistant, I settled on Creme In Your Coffee, a beautiful mid-tone pink brown shade.

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What I like the most about it is that it’s from the cremesheen range. It has a creamy formula that provides a semi-glossy finish (mimicking a lipgloss which I love haha). I’ve worn it a few times now and it’s not drying at all. It claims to provide instant and long-term hydration.

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I tried it on when I wasn’t wearing any foundation, and it doesn’t suit me without it. I don’t know why I still bought it, but I guess I was only concerned with wearing it with make-up on.

I’m yet to enter the world of lip pencils and which ones match which lippie. It’s all a bit much for my head and I don’t have money or patience to be doing all this trial and error. I currently use just one and it’s actually an eyebrow pencil that I took from my mum’s cupboard years ago. That’s the great thing about make-up. It’s versatile. Anyway I’ll get there eventually.

What do you think of Creme In Your Coffee?

Mich x

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NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

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I was very excited to get my hands on NARS newest foundation. After watching Jackie Aina review it, I knew it was what I had been looking for.

I had been on the hunt for a new foundation, because although I love my Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H and had been using it since my wedding day (that’s three years ago now), I realised that lately when I’d wear it, I would look grey and washed out. So, it was time for something new.

When I watched the Jackie Aina tutorial, the Natural Radiant Longwear foundation wasn’t out in the UK yet, so I had to wait a little while, but was so excited when I finally went to Selfridges to get matched and purchase it. I was matched to Marquises, which is a medium/dark shade with a warm undertone.

The Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation boasts 16-hour wear, that is not only lightweight, but works to improve the look of your skin over time. I only wear foundation when I’m going to a wedding, a special event or occasionally for church or when I feel like it, so I’m yet to witness this, but I can truly vouch for how radiant and bright my skin looks when I wear it. I look healthy. I have dry skin, so it’s perfect for me. It’s full coverage, breathable and buildable – I can put on as much or as little as I want. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and by the end of the night, my make-up hasn’t faded and my face looks the same.

NARS Radiant Longwear retails for £35, which I think is worth it for a 30ml bottle. And seeing that I don’t wear foundation often, this will really go a long way.

This is a close up of me going to a wedding this past weekend. There is no filter on this picture and I haven’t edited it in anyway, so that you can get a true idea of what I look like with the foundation on.

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Have you tried NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation?

Mich x

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Because it’s You

This post is so overdue, but not overdue. You see, I’m bringing to you my Christmas present from my parents, but I didn’t get it at Christmas. The hubby and I had planned to travel to Luton during the holidays, but it snowed there and my family were worried for us, so we didn’t go.

We were thankfully able to stay with them during the long Easter bank holiday weekend, which was so lazy and relaxing. Just what I needed.

Anyway, I am a person who would rather tell you what I want than you have no clue what to get me, or get me something that I don’t like. At least you can guarantee that I’ll be happy with it and both parties win. So, I sent my mum a selection of perfumes that I wanted and told her to pick one. She chose Because it’s You for her and Stronger With You for him by Emporio Armani for the hubby.

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Because it’s You gift set 

My mum chose the gift set for me which comes with a 50ml bottle, a cute travel-size bottle and a lip balm.

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This fragrance is so beautiful. A little goes a long way; it can last a long time and I have been complimented whilst wearing it. The scent is feminine and fruity, and whenever I wear it I feel so special. I love scents that make me feel good and excited to wear them.

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The top notes are: Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Neroli essence.

The heart notes are: Violet leaves accord, Rose Absolute, and Jasmin Sambac Absolute.

The base notes are: Patchouli essence, Vanilla Extract, Musks.

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I judged the book by its cover with this lip balm. I was confused as to why a perfume gift set would come with lip balm in the first place, but this little gem won me over. It has the scent but it’s not overpowering. It also has a cool, numbing effect and is thick so you don’t need much.

I only wear perfumes this classy for special occasions and church, so that they last longer.

Have you tried Because it’s You?

Mich x

 

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Armani Diamonds Rose

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Armani Diamonds Rose Eau De Toilette

I have no perfume left. My last and most treasured bottle (one of two of my favourite scents)—White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor—was thrown away at the airport because I packed over the limit of liquids allowed in a carry-on . Every girl has their go-to bottle and at the time, White Diamonds was mine. I had barely used it up. I was so disappointed.

A month later, I decided that it was time to get another perfume to use as my go-to scent. I chose Armani Diamonds Rose online without knowing what it smelt like. When I got to The Perfume Shop, I loved it. I’m not fussy with scents, but this seemed perfect for spring and summer. It’s fragrance is light and not overpowering at all.

Its top notes are: Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Bergamot. Its heart notes are: Lily of the Valley, Bulgarian Rose and Freesia Accord, and its base notes are: Patchouli, Ambret Seeds Accord and Woody Amber Accord.

This perfume was released in 2013, but I had never considered it until now. And I am loving it!

Mich x

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Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water review

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I had always wanted to try this product, especially after seeing it advertised on TV. It intrigued me. What was micellar water? But I could never bring myself to buy it because I am a creature of habit. My Simple makeup wipes were working perfectly for me and I was happy.

Until I ran out and had forgotten to top up. And I needed to remove my full face of makeup. And all that my mother-in-law had was this bottle, having bought it but never used it.

I was actually surprised at how well it took a patch of foundation off my face with one swipe. The description of it is accurate. Every time that I have used it, I have never needed to rub hard at my face to remove my makeup – I just use gentle swiping motions and gradually everything comes off, as if it really is attracting all the dirt and just lifting it away. My face feels cleansed and refreshed afterwards as though I have rinsed it with water. No perfume and no irritations. Perfect.

I still am surprised at how well it works for me. It usually takes me a while to find a product that is actually suitable for my skin, which is why I stick to what I like. Well, I am glad that I now like micellar cleansing water.

Garnier’s micellar water is definitely my new favourite thing and I will be restocking after this one has finished. It’s only a 125ml bottle, but it’s lasting me quite a while.

Mich x

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*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Ted Baker travel size body spray review

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This cute bottle of body spray by Ted Baker is travel size and part of a cute gift set from this post from last week. I decided to review it, incase any one of you are considering a gift set as a present for your friends or loved ones this season.

I wasn’t aware that Ted Baker even manufactured fragrances, so it was a nice surprise. As previously mentioned, I couldn’t use the body souffle, body wash or bubble bath that came within the set, so the body spray excited me the most.

It has a wonderful, refreshing, sweet scent, the kind that you could sniff all day. It reminds me of new blooms in spring, despite the fact that it is getting to winter and the season of fresh flowers is still a way off. But that’s what makes it special – a reminder of things to come.

Because it is a body spray, it isn’t long-lasting, so I often need to spray myself more than once a day. I’m sure that if this was a perfume instead, the scent would last longer.

The fact that it is travel size makes it ideal to carry in your bag throughout the day, or to take with you on holiday.

Overall, I love this little gem and it’s my November favourite so far, so I thank my manager for the sweet gift.

I’ve linked some Ted Baker gift sets below. Christmas is almost here and some present ideas can’t hurt. Will you be getting your loved ones a Ted Baker gift set this year?

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Ted Baker Eau de Toilette Gift Set For Her
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Ted Women’s Sticking Filler Christmas gift set 
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Ted Baker Sugar Sweet Beauty Bag
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Ted Baker Mia Fragrance and Gift Set

Mich x

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Rimmel Black Cherries nail polish review

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Temperatures have dropped, the knits have come out and so have darker colours—blacks, navy’s, burgundy’s and plums.

I love Autumn, not because of the cold (although I do tend to thank God for the reduction in heat), but the fashion. Everyone is updating their wardrobes and trying to protect themselves against the ever-changing weather.

I haven’t given my nails some colour in a while, and I had that craving to pamper myself, so I headed to Superdrug on my lunch break for a treat. I found Rimmel’s 60 Seconds Black Cherries nail polish. I also picked up their Nail Base & Top Nail Nurse (I couldn’t find the exact one online, so I linked something similar) because I can no longer do my nails without some sort of protection. And this has proven to be quite favourable. In fact, it’s recommended.

When I took the picture above, I’d had Black Cherries on my nails for two days. That, for me, is a big deal because my nail polishes never usually last me longer than a day. I know, that is ridiculous. It is also the reason why I hadn’t done my nails for a while, because I was tired of doing it and having to redo it so quickly.

But I know that the Nail Nurse definitely has something to do with the length of time that my nail polish is lasting. Today is the third day and it’s still intact.

The Black Cherries 60 seconds nail polish is definitely quick-drying, which is a pro for me, because time is also an issue when it comes to doing my nails. I love the colour. It is darker than what I was looking for, so I will probably go back for a lighter burgundy-type shade, but it is growing on me.

Overall, I’m very happy with my purchases and I will definitely be wearing Black Cherries throughout these colder months.

What are you all wearing on your nails?

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Mich x

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