Saturday, 31 March 2012

Blog Sale! MAC, Urban Decay, Illamasqua, BeneFit, Deborah Lipmann and more!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

For the last few months, I have realised how I have been leaving some make up products completely unused. Rather than have them just sitting here, I feel like it is probably better if I sell them so that I can make some space in my collection. I will definitely be adding more products in the next couple of days.

The rules,

1. Paypal (gift) only as the method of payment.

2. Comment below with your email address. 

3. Payment to be made within 24 hours once you have received an email from me.

4. Postage is £1.50 for UK.

5. I will post the day after payment has been made (As long as it isn't the weekend!).

6. No returns please.

7. UK only this time, sorry. Only reason is because postage is usually too high and it isn't worth it for you (but if you're willing to pay the postage I might make an exception).

8. Make me an offer and I might accept.

Urban Decay Show Pony Palette- all shadows used once (£12 £9)

Illamasqua powder blush in Excite- used once, very pretty for summer (£12 £9)

BeneFit Posietint- small bottle, used once (£3 £2)

 Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Black- brand new (£4 £2.50)

MAC Lady Gaga II lipstick- used once (looks darker in photo but is a nude) (£9 £8)

MAC pigment in Melon- older packaging, larger container, used once (£15 £12.50)

Deborah Lipmann mini nail polish in Razzle Dazzle- brand new (£4.00 £3)

Nails inc. Montrose Place nail polish- used once (£4 £3)

Nails inc. nail polish in Chancery Lane- used once (£4 £3)

Urban Decay cream blush in Fetish- used twice (£8 £6.50)

Too Faced Natural Eyeshadow Palette- used approx. 5 times (£14 £12.50)
Again, I love this but never use it!


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

First Impressions: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

I had been waiting for the Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow's since they came out in the USA. Obviously, they were going to take some time before they were released here in the UK but finally I did manage to get a hold of a few of them.

Superdrug has a great offer on at the moment where three of the Maybelline products are available for the price of two. From what I can tell, not all the colours that were released in the USA are in the store's here. But the ones that I wanted were which is good enough!

The names of the eye shadows have also been changed in the UK so they are different to the ones in the USA.

My first impressions of them are that they look very similar to the paint pots by MAC. Their size and general look is pretty much the same except for the lids which are slightly different.

They are priced at £4.99 each and with the offer on at the moment, you can get a hold of three of them for £9.98. As the MAC paint pots are priced at £14.50 each, you could normally get 3 of the Maybelline ones at pretty much the same price!

On and on Bronze
On and on Bronze
Immortal Charcoal
Immortal Charcoal
Permanent Taupe
Permanent Taupe
I did swatch the other three colours that were available. There is a turquoise, purple and a shimmery gold. Having the choice, I would probably give the purple a miss as it did not seem that special. Upon swatching it didn't have any vibrancy to it and just looked bland. The three shades that I did get, I know I will get full use out of them as they are very wearable shades. I especially am loving the taupe shade as it isn't shimmery so will be a lot more wearable than others.

I really do hope they bring out the white one as well because I don't think that one is available here yet.

So far I am really happy about these, especially if they are as good or better than the MAC Paint Pots, what do you think about them? Have you tried them yet?

Atia x x x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

There have been so many mixed reviews on the St. Ives Apricot Scrub so I thought I would give my own opinion on it as well since I have been using it for the last two months.

After reading some reviews, I did worry that this product would not be suitable for my face. It has been known to break people out and that was the last thing I needed! Seeing the price tag though, a reasonable £3.99 at Boots, I thought it was worth a try at least.

The scrub is pretty creamy and has exfoliating particles in it. It doesn't foam up when it is applied, which is pretty normal for a scrub. Application is easy- I use about a one pence coin sized amount and use my fingers to very lightly massage it into my skin. I make sure I am very gentle as I don't want to do any damage either.

I wash it off pretty quickly and as I usually use it in the shower, it gets everything off very easily. There are two types available and I use the one for oily/blemish prone skin.

I find that this scrub does not break me out and using it once weekly is more than enough. It is quite harsh which would probably be bad for the skin if it was used more than a couple of times in a week. Obviously, this varies depending on each individual depending on how sensitive our skin is.

I like that this scrub cleans my face so well. It gets rid of all the dirt and makes my skin feel smooth.

Overall, I would have to say that although I really like this scrub, I might consider trying other ones out in the future to see how they compare. Having said that, I like this one a lot and will continue to use it as well.

Have you tried it yet? What did you think?

Atia x x x