Friday, 29 July 2011

Wet 'N Wild Color Icon Trio Eyeshadow in 336 Spoiled Brat

While Wet 'n Wild decided to disappear from the UK. I managed to swipe this from Ebay and a very fair enough price. Since they went from the UK, they really revamped most of their products. I always thought everything from this brand was always nice quality anyway, especially for the price. 

The newer trios come in sleeker black packaging and have 'browbone' 'crease' and eyelid' engraved in the shadow, so this gives a little indication of where you might place your shadows. Which is nice, especially for those that aren't confident in shadow placing. 

The array of shades Wet 'n Wild have in their eyeshadows is vast and they're always having limited editions. 

Spoiled Brat consists of a metallic silver, sparkly jet black and a deep pink magenta. All of these shades are very smooth and blendable. The silver and black are bursting with pigment, just the pink isn't so much, still it's very workable. 

Out of all i'm very impressed with these shadows and will be on the hunt for more. Just I wish Wet 'n Wild gave the UK a chance again. I have no idea why they went in the first place, I thought they were doing well.

Purchased at Ebay

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 25

Max Factor Lipstick in 359 Bordeaux- I have had these lipsticks since I was 13 other than the odd black lips this was the only lip product I used to wear on my lips up until I was 15. I bet you're thinking gross why have you got old lipsticks, but to tell you the truth, these haven't gone bad the slightest. They are still the same pigmented creamy texture as they was in the day, without any taste or scent.
I remember they complemented my dyed jet black hair and pale skin perfectly. I used to go through tubes of them, hence the reason why I still have four left. I'd describe this colour to be a deep but bright blood red with brown undertones. I love the way these last hours and even when it leaves your lips, it leaves a bright red pretty stain.

Where my everyday face and eye brushes live and guess what? I don't own any MAC at all.

Ciate Lipgloss- I can't find the name of the shade anywhere on the product and I didn't know Ciate made lipglosses being a nail company. They were giving away these glosses in every Marie Claire magazine in UK.
The colour is a pale peachy nude with slight reflecting particles and for some reason the colour looks paler than my lips than in my swatch, unpigmented lips are to blame. It smells like luscious vanilla and the gloss is tacky in texture. If you like MAC glosses you'll probably like these.

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eye Shadow in 400 Royal Violet- Surprisingly I found this at Poundland. So I couldn't say no. It's a beautiful soft satin lilac shade. It's not highly pigmented but definitely better texture than their old style shadows.

Friday, 22 July 2011


I've heard so many good things from Korean brand Skin79, I decided to purchase this set from Ebay, which included the pink BB cream and the sun pact. If you do buy Skin79 be sure to buy them from a trusted seller as there are a lot of fakes going around.

Now I've heard that the pink and gold BB creams are actually pale shades, which I thought was good for me as Skin79 only do one standard shade in their BB creams. The colour is a sort of light greyish beige, but this is actually slightly too dark for me, but of course it isn't too highly dramatic as I can sort this out with a white face powder on top. Also it seems to blend well into the skin. It actually does look quite pale in my swatches. I will use this up but I wouldn't buy this again as it isn't the correct shade for my pale skin tone. Missha Perfect Cover BB cream in 13 is exactly my skin tone.

The texture is quite thick but blends easily and extremely well. It has a medium coverage and has a slight baby powder smell, which I think is quite nice. The wear is fantastic and it lasted me all day with sweat and all.
It comes in attractive packaging which is a pump bottle. It's very easy to use and looks fabulous on your vanity table.

I'm amazed how lovely this sun pact is, but sadly it is far too dark and orange for my skin colour, which is such a shame.
The powder is finely milled, silky soft and glides on the skin evenly. As you can see the packaging is adorable and very thought out, complete with a mirror, puff and a silver push button that won't damage nails and there's even a plastic flip over lid, so you don't have to lay your puff on top of your powder.

It comes with a high SPF30 which is brilliant.

Purchased at Ebay

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Rimmel Vinyl Max One Stroke Maxi Shine Lipgloss in 131 Dazzle

Rimmel are constantly bringing out something new, now they've released a bunch of fat lipglosses!

The tube is fatter than the average lipgloss and the one thing that shocked me is the applicator, it's like a big fat volumizing mascara wand but in lipgloss sponge form. I love it. You can get your lips done a lot quicker this way, it picks up a lot of product . 

I picked out the shade 'Dazzle' which is like a barbie baby pink shade with lots of reflective sparkles without the grit. Dazzle is probably a tad brighter than my pictures shown. It's a little sheer but fierce. It's also extremely shiny indeed. 

I'd describe the texture to be quite gel like which is very slippery. It's not sticky but you can easily apply too much and get the dreaded gloop strings. I like the scent as it smells like vanilla just the taste is pretty yucky if you ask me, it's a really perfumed taste that isn't much like vanilla. 

It has a cooling menthol feeling on the lips which is nice, I'm not sure how it helps with the volumising. I just think the high gloss shine and sparkles helps more. 

Purchased at Superdrug

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

d'Anu Nail Colour

d'Anu is a natural luxury cosmetic brand with products such as skincare, haircare and of course nail colours. They have their own web store which you can shop here.
All of their products are made in England.

I was kindly sent three of their nail polishes to review.
All of their nail polishes are £9.95 each, so are similar in price to O.P.I

The packaging is very basic and bland, which to be honest isn't attractive. The brush is on the thin side but is very precise. I know some people have a preference in brush type I'm personally not fussy.

However the formula is excellent, it has a thin consistency but it doesn't seem to affect the pigment. You wouldn't get any gloopyness from these polishes whatsoever. I prefer a thinner nail polish consistency as it's much easier to do your coats without the polish getting too thick.

Drying time is pretty average but I couldn't care less as I use Seche Vite over everything. The wear time is really descent, usually I find I chip in one day as I use my hands a lot and I'm clumsy too. I wore the shade Harlot 3 days straight and it only had little wear to the edges without any chips. So I'm very pleased!
Yes my swatches are a little messy. I thought I applied them neat till I took the picture. My camera picks up everything. All of these are swatched without any topcoat.

3:00 AM- Creamy glossy black. I get a deep black with 2 coats. I hate it when blacks come out grey and streaky and I'm pleased to say this doesn't.

Jet Setter- Is a jelly blackened red wine colour. These are my favourite type of shades. I have to say this is my favourite black red I own so far. I can get different looks in the 3 different stages of coats I apply. With one coat you get a more light red wine shade and the more you apply the deeper and bloodier the colour gets.

Harlot- Is a gorgeous pink red, it has micro shimmers that are pink and catch the light. This one is the sheerest out of the bunch as it's more of a jelly type. This can be easily sorted out with 2-3 coats. Depending on how heavy handed you are with your polish.
Overall I'm really happy with these polishes, just the packaging isn't that attractive in my books.

Disclaimer- These samples were sent to me by PR for review purposes, this does never mean I will give a false review. All my reviews are always my total honest opinions.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

~*Enchanted Pink EOTD*~

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- Maybelline Voluptious 
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner
Eyeshadow- Sugarpill Dollipop, Twilight Beauty Volturi Dusk, MUA Shade 2, AFC Take The Cake

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Frozen Cool EOTD

 ~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Shadestick in Cakeshop
Mascara- Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner 
Eyeshadow- BeautyUK Eye Shadow Collection 1 (Lilac, White), Sleek Nighlife