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MUA Nail Varnish Swatches

16 Feb

Waaaah Worst Blogger Award. I’m full of excuses lately, but the simple fact is I just can’t find time. I paint my nails at night, wake up and leave before the morning light is good enough for photos, then my nails get all mashed and chipped by the end of the work day. It’s exhausting! Soooo, Worst Blogger Award.

About 2 weeks ago (woops) I posted some teaser photos of upcoming hauls. Here’s the first! I placed a MUA order when they were having their massive sale, and yeah. Stuff arrived!

mua02I accidentally left out my Great Lips lip balm in this photo and my BB cream, but pretend you see them… Anyway, that’s a concealer, eyeliner, mascara, 2 eyeshadow palettes, 6 lipsticks, 4 polishes, and an invisible lip balm and BB cream. All for about $30 NZD. Woooo! Best sale evaaah.

While I am by absolutely no means a true beauty blogger, I thought I’d attempt some lipsticks swatches on my hand. I’m sorry XD

mua11L-R: Shade 3, Shade 5, Shade 7, Shade 14 Bare, Shade 15 Juicy, and Shade 16 Nectar

mua12L-R: Shade 3, Shade 5, Shade 7, Shade 14 Bare, Shade 15 Juicy, and Shade 16 Nectar

Anyway, enough of that terrible-ness. Onto the polish!

mua01L-R: Amaretto Crush, Shade 13, Shade 21, Stormy Skies.

I think it’s weird how some are named and some are not, but oh well. Onward!

mua03MUA Amaretto Crush, 2 coats

mua04MUA Amaretto Crush, 2 coats

mua07MUA Shade 13, 2 coats

mua08MUA Shade 13, 2 coats

mua06MUA Shade 21, 2 coats

mua05MUA Shade 21, 2 coats

mua09MUA Stormy Skies, 2 coats

mua10MUA Stormy Skies, 2 coats

Aaaand  that’s all the MUA polish I have for now. I’m waiting on another package from them that I ordered with MaSu, but it sadly hasn’t arrived yet (hmph).

Things I like:

  • Fairly well-pigmented, 2 coats is sufficient for full coverage in person.
  • Price! Only £1, which converts to about $1.80 NZD.
  • Formula was easy to work with.
  • Looooove the colours!

Things that could be worked on:

  • Tiny bottles by my standards (6.2mL).
  • Weirdly stiff brush meant I had to be careful with application – you can see where I’ve messed up.
  • Only some shades have names… This bothers me >_<

All in all I’m pretty happy with these, and I’d buy more! If you’re buying from MUA and you spot a colour you like, don’t hesitate to pick it up. You can’t really go wrong with such a great price.

If you’re curious about the rest of the stuff in the haul, feel free to ask because I probably won’t end up posting about it. I’m pretty happy with all the stuff I picked out, I chose the concealer and BB cream well and the eyeshadows are amazing. No complaints here!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some Paris Sparkles lovin’ so see you then!

-Del xx

 

 

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Maybelline Red Color Sensational Lipcolor Lipsticks – Review and Swatches

19 Apr

Good Afternoon Sweetie Darlings!

I am home still from work, better today but still feeling slightly run over. Gabby is taking me to Hunger Games (again) tomorrow night and Mama has promise to take me to Dressmart Mall tomorrow if I am better. So I have to bed better, that and being sick makes me feel sorry for myself.

ANYWAY enough moping, I promised swatches and here are some new lipstick swatches for you.

As I mentioned yesterday I brought a lot of Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor lipsticks from Postie. Instead of being the regular $26.00NZD each I got them for $10.00NZD each. Maybelline is a brand that I haven’t really tried too much, except for my Dream Lumi Concealer which is perfect. So after my success with my concealer I was interested in trying other Maybelline products, that and for such a reasonable price how could I say no?

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KleanColor Lipstick in Raisin and Soft Rose

18 Mar

Hello my darlings!

How has your weekend been? Mine was full of watching Bones and generally procrastinating about getting my study done. BUT I assure you I did do it and am now ready to start my assignment. While I was procrastinating yesterday I discovered all these photos of things I have yet to post and share with you lovely readers. Some of those photos were of the KleanColor lipsticks I brought last month.

I have tried a few things from the KleanColor collection including a ton of their nail polish, eyeliners and eyeshadow. Most of their products are of good quality, inexpensive and have good staying powder, so I do not find it hard to try something new of theirs. However I was a bit meh I suppose is the word about these lipsticks. Don’t get me wrong the colours are gorgeous (as you will see soon), but the smell and the texture were what let it down. Both lipsticks have a very strong sweet smell that is a lot like cheap soap or perfume and you have to almost drag the lipstick across you lips to get it on, which means your lips feel a bit battered.

I do not think I will be buying any more of the KleanColor Lipsticks, I will try other products of theirs as there will be some more winners out there. I do however really like the colours I got so please take a look and see what you think.

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Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick in Style Stealer

17 Mar

Sadly my last Chi Chi Lipstick Hollywood Heiress has to be returned because the base was broken and the lipstick got all mushed up 😦 I was unable to get an exact replacement but I found another colour – Styler Stealer. I am even more impressed with this colour than the last 😮 Though I will also replace Hollywood Heiress as I love the colour.

So take a look and see what you think of Style Stealer from Chi Chi.

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Jordana Lip Glosses in Amorose, Caramelo, Sorbet and Sunset Kiss

11 Mar

We all know that I have a love affair with lipsticks and lip glosses and we all know that I love Jordana. So it is of no surprise that I have been collecting even more of their lip products. My recent discovery thanks to Delindel is their Lip Gloss range which sells for $4.00 NZD.

I hope you enjoy looking at my new colours and perhaps if you can find them give them a go too! I love sharing with you guys.

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The Quest for the Perfect Red Lipstick

10 Mar

Red lipstick when done properly can lift an outfit, amp up the sexy and add a wiggle to your step. When done badly it can make you look as though your little sister did you make up or even just plain trampy. It is one of those lipstick colours I have just avoided, I have rather plump lips so if I get colours wrong it really in your face XD

I love vintage and pin up so I have been on a quest for the perfect red lipstick for me. I have looked at other brands but they were a bit too expensive for me to splash on a red lipstick that might not be right. So off I rocked to the closest Jordana stand. They had quite a few different shades but it was Radiant Red that really caught my eye, for $3.00 NZD it wasn’t something to sweat about if it was wrong.

For my first attempt at buying a red lipstick and a $3.00 NZD one at that I am thoroughly pleased. Take a look at my swatches.

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Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick in Hollywood Heiress

5 Mar

Hello darlinks!

I hope the start of you week has been kind to you. Before I get into swatching and reviewing some of my recent purchases, I thought I would show you a new lipstick of mine that I got only yesterday. I know I only just discovered Lipstick Queen Lipsticks, but now I discovered Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipsticks -_- *sigh* I think my extreme obsession has switched to lipsticks for a while.

I have used Chi Chi cosmetics before, I have one of their Quad eye shadow palette that Del got me for Christmas 🙂  Sadly Chi Chi does not seem to have a website that is up and working, but hopefully soon it’ll be working.

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