Estee Lauder Haul & Initial Thoughts

I went shopping with my mum at the weekend and set out to find a much lighter foundation…

I let the lovely Estee Lauder lady do my make up (my mum had hers done too) and I came away with this lovely lot … oopsie!

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Signature 5 tone Shimmer Powder – 01 Pink Shimmer


Normally I am a peachy colour blusher kind of girl but after seeing this on my face I was convinced that a bit of pink is no bad thing! This is such a young, fresh medium pink that will suit fair and medium skin. This has a gorgeous sheen to it and brightens the complexion for a fresher, younger look.

I also love the fact that this is actually a ‘shimmer powder’ you could use the colours seperately if you want to on yours eyes too… and the packaging is yummy!

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – 01 Extreme Black


I like to try different mascaras, normally however I stick to the cheaper brands like Maybelline and L’oreal because I honestly believe they make the best ones.

However, the lovely Estee Lauder lady, Jodie, used this on me and I loved it. Its just a really lovely deep black, doesn’t look clumpy and I like wand on it.

 

Initial thoughts: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick – 01 Crystal Baby

I love this colour, it’s a soft neatral peachy pink, almost like a ‘my lips but better’ shade with a subtle sheen. Very wearable and will suit most skin tones.

 

The foundation I bought that you can see in the first picture I will be doing a full review on so will not feature in this initial thoughts type post. It deserves its very own post!

The products shown in this post are available at most department stores and online :

http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/cms/promotions/index.tmpl?77tadunit=8f2e1210&77tadvert=11501396345&77tkeyword=estee%20lauder&77tentrytype=s&77tentry=2samples_freedel30_Feb12_brand_headline&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-estee%20lauder&gclid=CLepqsSBprACFSghtAodFi5tWQ

 

Clarisonic Mia – initial thoughts

What is it?


A deep cleansing skin brush that cleans deep into pores. I have the lavender one, however, other colours are available.

 

Initial thoughts?

I use this as instructed by the booklet that comes with it, it does come with the clarisonic cleanser but I prefer to stick to my lovely Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

I first remove my make up with a combination of a wipe and eye make up remover. This is IMPORTANT – the clarisonic mia (and the other clarisonics) are for CLEANSING the skin and are not designed for removing make up. Besides from this I’m sure no one wants a dirty brush head!

After removing my make up I then apply my cleanser to my face evenly, wet the brush head, turn it on and move the clarison mia over my skin gently in circular motions. It will turn itself off after 1 minute.

You are advised to use the brush for 20secs on your nose and chin, 20secs on your forehead and 10secs on each cheek.

I’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks now and have found my skin is brighter, clearer and softer. So far I am absolutely loving it!!

 

Full review of this product will be up in a few weeks in order to be able to give a detailed review 🙂

MAC Hey, Sailor! What’s in my box and swatches!!

These are the items that I ordered from the new collection.

Highlight powder ‘Crew’

Initial thoughts: I like this a lot, however, I was really surprised that it swatches a very pale pink colour. It has less of a sheen than a normal highlighting powder and is a fairly odd colour.

Having said this, the stripes of colour are just an over spray so I’m expecting it to swatch an off – white colour after the stripes have worn away.

 Blusher ‘Fleet Fast’

Initial thoughts: Lovely mid-toned peachy pink, shows up very well on the skin so a light hand is needed with this blusher. The above photograph I would say shows the colour to be ever so slightly more pink than it actually is in person.

Lipstick ‘Sail La Vie’

Initial thoughts: This is supposed to be a bright coral colour (excuse the lighting on the picture – it was a very grey day!) and in comparison to a true red it looks coral, however, on the lips, to me it’s not a true coral. I feel like it looks like less of a coral and more of a bright orange red. Still love it though!

Lip Pencil ‘Throw Me a Line!’ (pro longwear)

Initial thoughts: True red long – lasting lip pencil. Glides smoothly, nicely pigmented and stayed put all day!

Lipglass ‘Blessedly Rich’

Initial thoughts: Very pigmented, quite shimmery but gorgeous burnt orangey colour with golden shimmer. I feel this colour is very unique.

 

Here are the items I have swatched for you: Left to Right : Sail la Vie, Throw Me a Line, Blessedly Rich, Fleet Fast and Crew

 

As always, these products are available from the official MAC website as well as free standing stores and some department stores. Most of the items in the collection are LIMITED EDITION so if you like any of them, get them quick!

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/8863/Whats-New/Hey-Sailor-Colour/index.tmpl?77tadunit=fcb8c5d7&77tadvert=11195257479&77tkeyword=%2Bmac%20%2Bhey%20%2Bsailor&77tentrytype=s&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-%2Bmac%20%2Bhey%20%2Bsailor 

 

 

 

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection

The Collection

Hello beauties!

So I’ve been keeping an eye out for this collection for a while now and am so excited to get my hands on some of these gorgeous items! Every year MAC launches a huge summer collection and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one as the last few smaller ones haven’t really got me very excited. I have prepared this post for you just so you can get a better idea of what you might want to get. Enjoy!

The Product List is as follows:

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipstick (LE)

  • Red Racer – Bright yellow red (satin)
  • To Catch a Sailor – Highly frosted tan (frost)
  • Salute! – Neutral peach (amplified)
  • Sail la Vie – Bright mid-tone orange (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipglass (LE)

  • Cut Loose – White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera – Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Riviera Life – Bright tangerine
  • Blessedly Rich – Pale coral
  • Send Me Sailing – Bright yellow red

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil (LE)

  • Saunter – Pale beige nude
  • Throw Me a Line! – Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light – vibrant coral

MAC Hey, Sailor Eyeshadow (LE)

  • Crystal Avalanche – White with Reflects (veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot – Tarnished Gold (veluxe pearl)
  • Jaunty – Light yellow brown (frost)
  • Feeling Fresh – Bright green (frost)
  • Nautical – Navy Blue (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Pigments (LE)

  • Old Gold – High frosted tarnished gold (frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue – Deep smoky blue (frost) (Permanent, PRO)

MAC Hey Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencil (LE)

  • Hand Forged – Metallic yellow gold (Repromote)
  • Emerald Sea – Kelly Green

MAC Hey Sailor, Bronzing Powder

  • Soft Sand – Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
  • Blue Stripe – Dark navy

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder

  • Naked On Board – Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone

MAC Hey, Sailor Powder Blush

  • Launch Away! – True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast – Pinky, gold coral (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Nail Lacquer

  • Vestral White – Creamy white (cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red – Bright yellow red (cream)
  • Gold Knot – Brass gold (frost)

MAC Hey, Sailor To the Beach Body Oil

  • Seaside- Dirty Blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
  • Man Rays – Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional

MAC Hey, Sailor Suntint SPF20 Liquid Lip Balm

  • Sea Mist – Peachy nude with pearl multi-dimensional
  • Rose Au – Poppy Coraly pink with gold pearl
  • Abalone – See through with no hot pink pearl
MAC Hey, Sailor Brush 167SH Face Blender
MAC Hey, Sailor Zoom Lash Waterfast Lash Mascara
MAC Hey, Sailor Waterfast Black
MAC Hey, Sailor Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set
MAC Hey, Sailor Dead Gone Sailing
 
 
 
 
 
Seperate Product Shots
 
 
 
Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified) 
To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin) 
 
 
 
Cut Loose White gold with pearl
Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
Blessedly Rich Pale coral
Riviera Life Bright tangerine
Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red
 
 
Throw Me a Line Bright true red
Saunter Pale nude beige
Shore Leave Light vibrant coral
 
Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
 
Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
Nautical Navy blue (Satin)
 
 
Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)
Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
 
 
Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
 
Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
 
 
Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
Sun Dipped Dirty red tone
( these are the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders)
 
 
 
 
 
Launch Away!  True peach (Satin)                                                                                                                                                                 Fleet Fast  Pinky, gold coral (satin)

 Crew Off white with pale pink, purple and peach stripes (This is just an overspray! It does not go through the depth of the whole product)
 
 
Zoom Waterfast Lash
Pigment – Old Gold True yellow gold, frost (permanent)
                        Naval Blue Shimmery deep navy blue
Powerpoint Eye Pencils – Emerald Sea Emerald green      
                                                            Blue Stripe Deep navy blue
                                                            Handforged Dirty gold
 
 
I have just ordered the products I wanted from this line so a post with reviews and swatches will be up as soon as i get my order in 🙂
 
These products are available at some department stores, free standing Mac and Mac Pro stores and of course online.

Accessorize 3D Glitter Polish

 

What are they?

These are glitter nail polishes that come in a good range of colours. They contained small, finely milled glitter and some larger glitter in a different colour.

The Review

The colour I have is called Dream and is a gorgeous bright medium blue with bigger chunks of purple glitter. After 2 coats the colour was even and solid, after 3 it looked amazing!

Now three coats may seem like a lot but I did 3 thin coats and the joy of this polish is that it dries VERY quickly. A good even coverage can easily be achieved with just 2.

My gorgeous blue glitter mani lasted me a whole week without chipping (I used Sally Hansen’s Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top coat) which I thought was brilliant.

Here’s what it looks like on my nails :

 

Worth the Money?

All polishes by Accessorize are £4 each which I feel is a real bargain! These are definitely a good purchase if you love the glitter polishes by OPI and alike but refuse to pay the price tag of around the £10 mark for a single polish.

A wide variety of colours are available and the price is great for the quality of the product.

These are available from Accessorize shops and online.

Product of the Month – April

 

I am absolutely loving this particular Lip Butter from Revlon, these were a HUGE hit in the states where they were first released and us Brits can get our hands on them too!

Peach Parfait is such a gorgeous peachy pink colour with a bit of shimmer for that extra plumping effect. This colour is my absolute favourite right now as it brightens up my every day look while still looking fresh and natural. Perfect for spring and summer and perfect for those of you who find that lipsticks can be a little drying on the lips.

These lip butters are all AMAZING and come in a variety of shades and finishes so there is something for everyone.

Full review and swatches of more colours from this range on its way – watch this space!