Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Mac Twig Lipstick

Recently I spent a little bit of money at MAC which I had got for my birthday. I was looking to open up to a few more natural lip colours, as I only really have bright lip colours except a couple of nudes. 

I picked up MAC Twig because it's a satin finish and I wanted something that was a little glossier than matte but still wearable everyday. The colour is a dusty rose/brown colour and at first I thought it might be a little too dark on my pale skin however with a little bit of dabbing it works really well. 

Of course I'm going to mention her, but it does remind me of 'Kylie Jenner' as it's very wearable and that sort of brown shade. I think I prefer Mehr more which will be reviewed on the blog soon, however this is also a very wearable colour which is perfect for day to day adventures.

I think its very creamy when applied on the lips and would work well with a liner underneath. I would say if you already have MAC Mehr you probably wouldn't need this - I'm a little annoyed because they did look different on the website but are practically identical in real life apart from the finishes. 

Overall I am happy with this purchase and I think I will keep it in my handbag when I don't have Mehr to hand.

Do you have MAC Twig? What do you think of it?

Monday, 1 June 2015

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Recently I went to see Mad Max in the cinema with my boyfriend. It was definitely more of his sort of film, as I like action movies but don't pick to watch them that much. 

Mad Max is set in the future when humanity is very divided and focusing on the main parts of their survival, oil and water. The main characters of the movie are Max, a mad man who is kidnapped for his blood and Furiosa, a female tank driver who is convinced that she can survive if she makes it back to her homeland, the green place.

This movie is way more exciting than I was expecting it to be. The whole movie is basically a two hour car chase, however it's very exciting and perfectly paced even if their isn't really a whole lot of dialogue and only when needed.

The movie can be a little creepy at times, for example the guy with the big lumps on his back and the guy with the massive feet. Sometimes I was like "ew" but honestly it sets the atmosphere a lot and it feels like you are seeing it all and it is a bit mad.

Tom Hardy was really good, for someone who didn't say much and being a main character, he made the character seem mad with little blinks and twitches, but it was very subtle and wasn't over the top. I absolutely loved Charlize Theron in this, she played the role perfectly and I know it's boring to say "strong female character" but she was and it was awesome to see the CGI on her mechanical arm.

Mentioning CGI, I think a good reason lots of people like this film is because everything is very realistic and a lot of the stunts and if you look through this link here, it seems only really the scenery was edited and I think that is brilliant in an action film these days that they have gone to the effort of keeping everything real instead of just going oh we'll edit that in.

Have you seen Mad Max? What did you think?

Friday, 29 May 2015

Finally - a pencil to match the best red lipstick

If there's one red I'll always go to, it's MAC Ruby Woo. I know it's drying and can be hard on the lips without proper exfoliating and moisturising before hand, but it's the perfect red for my skin tone and I absolutely love wearing it. 

Unfortunately, for absolutely ages there was no proper lip pencil to match. With someone as bold as red, I think a lip pencil is vital and so I used to use MAC's High Energy which was quite a bright red, and a little more orange than Ruby Woo was. They worked together but now MAC has released their new 'penciled in' range which comes with exact matches for popular lipsticks in the collection such as Heroine, Candy Yum Yum and Cyber. 

The new pencil in Ruby Woo is a really good addition if you are an avid red lipstick wear like myself. I absolutely love it. It doesn't really make Ruby Woo any easier to apply, however it sets the lipstick up to make it more long lasting, and I find it to be a truer colour with a base underneath aswell. I really like the pencil style from MAC, which I honestly don't know if it's a new addition as my other lip pencils have the black pencil type which makes it quite awkward to sharpen sometimes.

As you can see from the swatches above, the colour is identical. The thin line is the lip pencil and the chubby line is the lipstick. The pencil is definitely more creamy than the lipstick is and it's easier to apply to the lips aswell. You can get a really defined, bold line.

The above picture is just the lip pencil itself. 

And now above is a picture of both the liner and the lipstick on the lips. As I said, you get a really true, bright bold lip. I absolutely love it. 

You can buy the lip pencils here.

What is your favourite red lip?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Netflix Pick: They Came Together

Recently I was browsing Netflix as you do, and I noticed this film called They Came Together starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. I absolutely adore Paul Rudd so decided to give it a go.

They Came Together is a very strange movie, it's quirky and pokes fun at every sort of romantic comedy at the moment. Full of cliché moments such as the first meeting and different character being stereotypical romantic comedy characters. I really enjoyed it as I love comedies and the cast is what makes the film work really well, you can tell everyone is friends and it's nice to see actors that have worked together before so their chemistry is better than two strangers. 

I'd recommend this movie if you want to waste an hour and a half and are interested in films that are funny and satire, as this film is a spoof from start to finish. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are both brilliant, I also thought Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper were brilliant as the other couple. 

Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

Monday, 25 May 2015

Product Review: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer


A couple of weeks ago I purchased the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer as I was running low on my current Revlon concealer, and thought it might be time for a change. I had heard quite good reviews of this before so thought why not!

I bought the shade Light which at first sight does look quite dark, but it does work quite well for me and once blended out, doesn't look too orange although I can imagine with quite a bit of product you would probably be looking a little dark. I think as it's quite peachy toned to help with dark circles, it definitely isn't as light as it could be. I'm NW10 at MAC so am quite pale, so this doesn't work as a brightening concealer for me which is a shame.


The tube is quite slim and as the applicator is a funky little sponge, I can imagine you wasting quite a lot of product as I've been winding it up, you can see it left in the applicator which is annoying, as you don't need a lot of product at a time. Hopefully it will last me a while as I haven't been needing to wind the tube every time.

The product itself is light weight and blends out well, I use my miracle sponge to blend with my foundation as like I said before with the colour, it takes a good blending so it doesn't look orange on my skin. It lasts well and I haven't found it to crease at any point under my eyes which is really good. I haven't noticed any breakouts although I would check the ingredients if you are prone to spots as it might break you out from what I've read from other people.


Honestly, as much as I like the product so far I probably wouldn't purchase it again at this stage. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and it's good for concealing dark circles and such but I think it's very wasteful with the applicator and with it being a glass tube and wind up, I can imagine when you are running low some product will remain in the tube that you can't get too, plus I'd rather have something that matched my skin colour better as it seems the UK didn't get nearly half the shades that the US got.

You can get the Maybelline concealer here for £7.99.

Have you got this product? What do you think?

Friday, 22 May 2015

Something I'm Loving: Disney Mugs

For my birthday Disney emailed me with a tempting 15% off offer, and although I haven't used it (yet) I did have a look on the website and came across these adorable mugs. I think they would be so cute in a kitchen and adds a bit of Disney childhood/adulthood memories. 

I would definitely buy a whole bunch of these if I were moving in somewhere and it would be so nice having guests over and letting them pick their mug out. Obviously I'd have the Rapunzel one or my boyfriend and I would have Eve and Wall-e!

They have even more adorable mugs on the website here and I think it would have people fighting over which mug they would call their own. I know I'd love to open up a cupboard to a sight of these mugs everywhere!

What have you been loving recently?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The beauty tool that changed my make up


A few weeks ago I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to try out, as I was tired of brushes always leaving streaks on my face and I could never really get my foundation to look great using face brushes (I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush).

From the first moment I used the sponge, oh my. It was love. You basically wet the sponge and it doubles in size, and then you can dab your foundation onto your face, or you can softly wipe the sponge around to blend larger areas. I absolutely love it and just needed to make a post to say.


I'm not sure how long they last exactly, I've had mine over a month with just about every day use and it's still in tact and working well, even if it is a bit dirty. 

To clean the sponge, I wet the sponge again and then apply some Johnson's baby shampoo as I know it's kind to eyes, gently rub it in and squeeze and you'll see the foundation come out. Once the water runs clear, then you should be good to go. Like I said, it does still get a bit grubby after a while so don't worry if you think it's still dirty, it's not as long as the water runs clear. 

I absolutely love this sponge and I think it's a perfect way to get good, build able coverage with no streaks and I think it's made my make up look better and I apply it in the same time as I did before - if not quicker.

You can get the Real Techniques Sponge from Boots here

Have you used the sponge before? What do you think?

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