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Worth the hype? | MAC Whirl

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since the release of the new MAC matte range in August, Whirl has been one of the most talked about lipsticks in the blogging community. It was inevitable eventually I would end up purchasing this, especially after seeing so many rave reviews and the fact I’m totally addicted to MAC lipsticks. Whirl is like the darker, bolder big sister of Velvet Teddy. MAC describe this is a dirty rose, on my skin tone it pulls a lot more brown nude though. As with VT, I think Whirl would suit a wide range of skin tones. On a pale complexion like mine it is quite a bold shade but I still think it’s a very versatile colour. I think Whirl is a great shade for the colder months of the year, I’m not I will get as much from this shade when Spring/Summer comes around. Whirl is a matte finish, it is one of the more drying MAC lipsticks I’ve tried but it isn’t overly uncomfortable on the lips. It does tug…

My Experience As A Nail Tech Pt. 2

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hey guys! I had SO much more to tell you guys after my first nail tech experience video that I had to create a part two! In this video, I’m sharing my full experience in nail school, all the details about working on location jobs, and much more. I hope you guys enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! ­čÖé https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oc0AMIvPrw Thank you all so much for watching! If you have any more questions that I didn’t cover in the video, please leave them in the comments for me. I hope your week is amazing; love and light! ­čÖé XX, Amy Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy Instagram: @polishedbyamy ?

Birchbox November | Unboxing Video

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
After the disappointment of my October Birchbox (see full post for more details) I was excited when I heard Birchbox were collaborating with the well loved brand Skinny dip (I particularly love their cute phone cases). I thought I would switch things up a bit this month and film an unboxing video, so be sure to head on over to my YouTube channel for all the details of the products I received. To summarise, I loved the appearance of this month’s box – the shells looked so adorable and pastel colours are always a big hit with me. Without revealing too much┬áthe products were a mixed bag – but much better than last month, I’m particularly excited to try the Lord and Berry lip liner. I still feel a bit unsure as to whether I will continue my subscription, but I am going to give it one more month. The prospect of a Christmas themed box for December is just keeping me hanging on in there! As I’ve already mentioned be…

October 2015 Lip Monthly Reveal & Review

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á This is my first Lip Monthly bag which arrived on the 20th. If you are not familiar with Lip Monthly it is a $12.95 USD Beauty bag with free international shipping. To check it out click here. My first impression of This beauty subscription is that they have good quality products but absolutely horrid customer service. Their site needs a lot of work but their shop is slowly improving and has good prices. Only thing I wish was different in this bag is the fact the two colours were so close. *Note- the prices are below based on their website shop, not the display card received in the bag* Lord Berry Crayon – $13 This is a full-sized Lord Berry Crayon in shiny Sensual (red). What I like about this, aside from the colour, is its pleasant smell and creamy texture. It was really easy to apply however it doesn’t last very long, I found myself having the reapply after drinking and eating. Mica Cosmetics Lip Pot…

How to update your makeup bag for fall

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey ladies Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. There is more of everything. More colors, more clothes and more makeup. Since the┬áchange of season brings both wardrobe and beauty updates alike i will help you with some basic tips to get your make up bag up to date.┬á Swap your foundation shade Not many know this but your skin tone tends to change with the season. Either because your summer tan is fading or your complexion is changing due to weather changes. I usually have a winter and a summer shade. Have a color-match test done at a beauty counter to ensure that your foundation shade is up to date Go berry And by that i mean your lipstick. Retire from those barely there nudes and glossy lips, now is the time to be bold and berry. The most hottest colors are plum, burgundy, wine and deep red. Say goodbye to your bronzer Your orange toned bronzer will not look right with your fall look. Instead…

Golden glam

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
I have been playing with different brands recently and have really found some great products so I thought I would try out a different look today and I hope you like or maybe even take some inspiration from it and give your own style a mix up! Firstly I used the Urban Decay primer and then used my go to foundation of the moment, the Elizabeth Arden double wear in shade 2. I then mixed it up and applied my highlighter to the top of my cheek bones and only my eyebrow bone. I love this look leave as it gives a shine to the parts of the face I want to pop and leave the skin looking dewy. I then apply my bronzer and blusher. For this I use the same brand blusher and bronzer being Lord and Berry. I have only heard of this brand recently and I must admit I am now quite a fan. I applied the bronzer under my cheek bones to create a…