| Beauty | MAC Collection…

MAC is a major love of mine! If I could walk in and out with a new lipstick each week, I happily would!! Ugh can you imagine it!

 

IMG_3791

 

My love began back in the Christmas of 2012 when one of my best friends gifted me with my very first MAC lippy. It was Lush Life from the mineral rich collection, and yes, I have repurchased it! This is my one and only mineral rich lipstick in my collection, only because I prefer a Matte lip but these are perfect for when you’re just needing that bit of hydration and can’t cope with a full on matte.

 

IMG_3778

 

In my MAC collection I currently have 9 lipsticks. I know, not a lot for a self confessed addict. But this is due to many facts; one being some haven’t quite survived to the dreaded bag check after a boozy night out, another being the rule of binning lipsticks after 2 years (anyone actually do this? Doubtful), or just the fact that I’m currently going through a phase of being ridiculously tight with my money ~ the joys of saving for my first home!

And here we have it, the anticipated wait…

 

IMG_3779

 

| Lush Life | Mineral Rich |

 

IMG_3780

 

| Heroine | Matte |

 

IMG_3782

 

| REBEL | Satin |

 

IMG_3783

 

 

| All Fired Up | Matte |

IMG_3784

 

| Twig | Matte |

 

IMG_3788

 

| Up The Amp | Amplified Creme |

IMG_3787

 

| Ruby Woo | Retro Matte |

 

IMG_3785

 

| Stone | Matte |

IMG_3781

 

| Tropic Tonic | Matte |

IMG_3786

 

And there you have it! My current babies…

There are so many classics missing from this collection. I would love to add Velvet Teddy, Whirl and Honey Love into the mix. But for now I think I’m happy with my little nine.

I would love to hear which MAC lipsticks are your current faves?

Shona Marie xo

 

| Beauty | August Favourites…

Are we seriously into the last four months of the year already?! SO so many changes this year, but excited to see what the rest of it holds as the winter months are a definite favourite of mine!

Anyways here is a short and sweet post of a few of my go to beauty products from the last month. SPOILER ALERT ~ only one of these products is a recent purchase of mine, I like my comforts.

 

IMG_3694

 

| NAKED HEAT PALETTE | URBAN DECAY |

 

Love Love Love!! There are mixed reviews out there about this palette. Mainly that people think there should be a wee gold number thrown in, but personally I don’t! For me it is perfection just the way it is. This is my first ever Urban Decay palette, I’ve never understood the hype until now. As soon as I saw Naked Heat advertised I knew I needed it! Like actually NEEDED!! It is literally me in a palette. The warm Autumnal colours, the perfect transitioning shades. A mix of shades perfect for a day wear look or a stronger evening eye look. Ideal.

 

 

IMG_3687

 

 

IMG_3686

 

| TATTOO LINER | KAT VON D |

 

My newest purchase on the list. This is an eyeliner I didn’t realise I needed until I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. My birthday passed in early July and as a gift from my Uncle and Auntie I was given a couple of Debenhams vouchers ~ can’t go wrong there! And on my endless list of beauty products I’ve been craving to add to my collection, right up near the top, was of course the Tattoo Liner. I’ve heard fab reviews and add that to the fact my budget friendly eyeliner was just about to give up the ghost, so, what better reason to give it a go?

For someone whose makeup regime must contain eye liner you would think I should have the application down to a tee. Nope. I’m useless. But! In comes this beauty of an eye liner! Honestly I’ve never found it as easy! The sharpness of the nib paired with its easy glide equals the smoothest eyeliner look I could wish for! Sharp…

 

21330685_1516976028324910_2107639946_o

 

21298902_1516972268325286_1739920923_o

 

 

| HYDRA GENIUS ALOE WATER | L’OREAL PARIS |

 

Wow just wow! I have a feeling this will never leave my favourites. It has fast become an indispensable of mine. I have major skin struggles, I hate it. My skin is a combination type that is also pretty sensitive. So considering the oil levels, putting on a daily moisturizer is a thought, talk about a shiny moon face! On top of that cream moisturizer are basically off-limits, for some strange reason they just don’t absorb well on my skin and will start clump and roll off after a couple of minutes of applying. The Hydra Genius is such a refreshing product for me! And that’s the best word to describe it! REFRESHING! It’s such a natural and cool feeling formula and I am in LOVE.

 

 

IMG_3688

 

| CURVE SOFT CURL TONG | GHD |

 

Hair is not a strong point for me. Makeup, yes, I can get by. Hair is a dread. Getting ready for an occasion I usually prefer to book a hair app as I’m actually useless. Personally I hate hate hate flat hair. And I hardly ever choose to wear my hair straight but my issue was always that I can’t curl my hair using only straighteners. So I decided to invest in these beauties…

And what a fab decision!

After the initial getting over the length of time needed to hold them on my hair, (hate hate using heat on my hair) they were super easy to use! And can create different styled curls. Perfect.

 

 

IMG_3690

 

I would love to hear what your current beauty faves are! Or even just any recommendations of products I should try aka add to that never-ending list of wants…

 

Shona Marie xo

 

<a href=”https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/19046943/?claim=v7dpuwefthk”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>