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Apr. 10.

Something Else Saturday: Makeup Revolution Haul

ses-revolution-thI was fortunate enough that on Friday the postman arrived with a package. Just a small package of bits from Makeup Revolution, the young gogetter company from England, who only recently celebrated their first birthday. As they had an offer on to celebrate, where if you spent £25 or more you got freebies worth £26, I felt it would be wrong not to try some bits and pieces. This is what arrived.

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The haul in all its glory

There’s only 17 items there. Not a lot really, but to make it easier to work through, I’m going to break it down into sections. We shall start with face products.

FACE:

Ultra All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm (£5):

Ultra All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm outer packaging

Ultra All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm outer packaging

Primer compact

Primer compact

Primer product (not shown: applicator sponge)

Primer product (not shown: applicator sponge)

I ran out of primer recently, so this was a good choice to try a different one. It is tidy, compact and comes with an applicator sponge.

Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Blusher – Blushing Heart (£4.99):

Blushing Heart Outer Package

Blushing Heart Outer Package

Blushing Heart Box

Blushing Heart Box

The Blushing Heart (so adorable)

The Blushing Heart (so delightful)

Seriously, how cute is this. I may never use it, it looks so adorable, but I do like how there are three shades included in it.

Vivid Blush Lacquer – O’ Boy (£1.99)

Vivid Blush Lacquer Bottle (pump under protective lid)

Vivid Blush Lacquer Bottle (pump under protective lid)

Very pigmented swatch

Very pigmented swatch

This is a liquid blush with a pump lid, but I will caution you now. Be gentle. This thing is seriously pigmented. I can still see some on my hand from where I touched it on the sheet I was using earlier.

LIPS:

Amazing Care Lipsticks – Electric Love & Love Pink! (£3):

Cute Rose Gold Packaging Boxes

Cute Rose Gold Packaging Boxes

Lipstick Tubes

Lipstick Tubes

Electric Love Bullet & Swatch

Electric Love Bullet & Swatch

Love Pink! Bullet & Swatch

Love Pink! Bullet & Swatch

These are glossy lipsticks with an inner colour core surrounded in an Argan Oil jelly outer. They look like you would have to reapply them often, but your lips would be super comfortable wearing them.

#Liphug – I think you’re amazing (£2.50):

Red #Liphug box

Red #Liphug box

#Liphug tube (longer and slimmer than others)

#Liphug tube (longer and slimmer than others)

I think you're amazing bullet & swatch

I think you’re amazing bullet & swatch

A product named after its own hashtag! A mix of comfort, colour and staying power, it is probably not a shade I would have picked for myself, but I do love the name, and I think I’m amazing too!

Lip Power – Can’t Escape Me & Anticipate It (£3):

Double Ended Lip Powers

Double Ended Lip Powers

Can't Escape Me bullet, gloss & swatches

Can’t Escape Me bullet, gloss & swatches

Anticipate It bullet, gloss & swatches

Anticipate It bullet, gloss & swatches

I do like rooting through my lip drawer for glosses to put on top of lipsticks, and here we have them perfectly matched up into one pack. There’s also two completely different shades here, a vibrant pink and a dark, almost vampy berry.

EYES:

I Heart Makeup Eye Primer – Matte (£2.99):

I Heart Makeup Eye Primer Tube

I Heart Makeup Eye Primer Tube

Eye Primer nozzle & swatch

Eye Primer nozzle & swatch

A large tube of the matte version of the I Heart Makeup Eye Primer. I find myself reaching for the Focus & Fix primer a lot lately, so it will be interesting to see how the two stablemates compare to each other.

Amazing Volume Mascara – Ultra Black (£2):

Amazing Volume Package

Amazing Volume Package

Amazing Volume Mascara Tube

Amazing Volume Mascara Tube

Mascara Brush

Mascara Brush

I’m always confused by products that come in black and beyond black (in this case ultra black) but I can see beyond that. It does also come in a waterproof version, and the brush looks quite nice. I am interested to see if it can do what it says!

Pure Pigments – Levity & Starless (£1):

Pigment Jars. Levity (l) Starless (r)

Pigment Jars. Levity (l) Starless (r)

Swatches. Levity (l) Starless (r)

Swatches. Levity (l) Starless (r)

I already have one of these (a sparkly brown called Grandeur) and happily added Levity, the pinky purple to my basket. As part of the free gift I received the sparkly black, Starless, and… Another Levity. I am guessing the free gift packs were pre picked, and it is luck of the draw, but I am not complaining either way. When applied over a primer to give them something to cling to, these guys pack serious power.

Baked Eyeshadow – Electric Dreams (£2.50):

Baked Shadow Box

Baked Shadow Box

Electric Dreams Shadows

Electric Dreams Shadows

Electric Dreams swatches (l-r from top left)

Electric Dreams swatches (l-r from top left)

Swatching these was a little more difficult than some of the other shadows, mainly as the baking process leaves them a bit drier than normal, and then working dry onto a dry surface is awkward. There is a hint to how pigmented these are, and built onto a primer or worked wet, these could be beautiful! I am also giving away my love of purple here 😉

Palettes:

Here’s the piece de resistance! Three palettes that in most cases do almost everything, and the other is just too spectacular to include in the eye section. Starting with:

I Am Naked (£5.99):

I Am Naked Palette

I Am Naked Palette

I Am Naked Shadows

I Am Naked Shadows

I Am Naked Swatches (l-r from top left shadow, lipstick at end)

I Am Naked Swatches (l-r from top left shadow, lipstick at end)

6 neutral eyeshadows, and a nude lipstick, in 1 cute portable set. It’s all there, ready to go for whenever I want to get naked (stop sniggering, Cat ;-))

Go! To The City (£6.49):

Go! To The City Palette

Go! To The City Palette

Go! To The City Products

Go! To The City Products

Go! To The City swatches (top, middle rows are shadows. Bottom is blush & highlighter)

Go! To The City swatches (top, middle rows are shadows. Bottom is blush & highlighter)

6 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, and a highlighter. All pigmented, all colourful, and all ready to go!

Salvation Palette – Give Them Nightmares (£6):

Give Them Nightmares Package

Give Them Nightmares Package

Give Them Nightmares back cover with shadow colours

Give Them Nightmares back cover with shadow colours

Give Them Nightmares Palette

Give Them Nightmares Palette

Give Them Nightmares Shadows

Give Them Nightmares Shadows

Give Them Nightmares swatches (same layout as palette)

Give Them Nightmares swatches (same layout as palette)

12 shimmer shades and 6 matte, at 33p per shadow. That and, well look at it. How gorgeous is everything, EVERYTHING to do with this palette. Never mind nightmares, this is like my dream palette!

So, that is my haul. A lot of fun to be had with it, but tell me, what caught your eye out of everything here?

Robyn

Note: While some products were free, they were a gift with purchase, and were not given for review consideration.

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Aug. 30.

Something Else Saturday: Holyhead Haul

ses-holyhead-thFor those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, I was in Holyhead during the week, for the fun of it really, but I did get a little chance to do some shopping. Today, for Something Else Saturday, let’s have a look at what I picked up.

Makeup:

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MUA Undressed Palette – £4 – I really can’t get enough of neutral eye shadows, and this palette has a great mix of mattes and shimmers. I am yet to try out eyeshadows from MUA, so I will be interested in how this fares for £4.

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MUA Starry Night Palette – £4 – Another palette along the lines of the Undressed one, but with more greys and darks, ideal for night out eyes. Again I look forward to trying this out and seeing what the shadows are like.

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MUA Pro Base Eye Primer – £1 – I admit, I have never used a dedicated eye primer, usually favouring a cream shadow as a base. For £1, I felt there is not much to lose by giving this a go.

Shoes:

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Trainers£20 £10 – Okay, well everyone should have a pair of trainers, for when you are just lounging about at home and don’t need to get dressed up.

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Flat Shoes£22 £9 – Having been practically living in my black and white flat shoes from Penneys, they are rapidly approaching the end of their life, but these are super cute and super comfortable. Just what I need!

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Heels£26 £5 – Look at the price and the shoes. How could I say no to them for just £5?!?!

Not pictured:

Eccles Cakes – My dad’s favourite cakes. I was under fairly simple instructions – “Get them or don’t come home” so I brought back 12. They lasted 24 hours. I guess I will have to go and get more at some point.

Toiletries – Again for my Dad, who has travelling to do for work over the next month. I was much better off picking the travel sizes up in Holyhead for £1 each, as opposed to €3 each over here.

Rum – £20 for a litre, and it will last me a while. This was actually bought on the ship at duty free.

So, that’s the result of my hours shopping in Holyhead, and I think I did quite well, even if I didn’t get the things I originally went looking for. I guess it just gives me a chance to go back at some point, doesn’t it!

Robyn

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Apr. 17.

Super Happy Bonus Haul Post WOW!

boxThe title kind of says it all for this one. It’s a bonus post. It’s Super. I’m super happy. It’s a haul post. And finally it will make you go WOW!, go green with envy, or call me a lucky bitch.

To clarify. I recently took part in an online quiz on twitter called Twiznight. It happens Monday and Thursday evenings. The sponsor of the prize was U Magazine, and it was on the topic of celebrity and fashion. It came down to two of us on a perfect score after all 12 questions, and I got the tiebreak question first, winning, well, everything you see below. Now, shall we go discover what’s in the box?

Just to note first of all, that this is in no particular order, and some things are just put together to get through this in as few photos as possible.

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Tanning: bBold tan legs spray in dark, and an applicator mitt.

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Inglot false lashes. I love how over the top these are. They’re not something that I would have bought for myself, but I’ll certainly give them a whirl on a night out somewhere, and leave my glasses at home too, because they’d never fit behind them!

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Nails: Going from left to right we have:

  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (546 – Fiery Island)
  • NYC Color Quick Dry Polish (298 – High Line Green)
  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry (E222C – 9.0.2.1.Orange)
  • Impress Manicure (Chick Flick)
  • Essie Nail Lacquer (289 – Ignite the Night)
  • Rimmel Salon Pro Kate (705 – Reggae Splash)
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine (E435G – Sparkled)

NYC Eyes Cheeks

NYC IndividualEyes Smoky Greens & Blues and NYC Cheek Glow in 649 Prospect Park Rose

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NYC Big & Bold mascara (propped up by an earring – it kept rolling over on me)

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Tubes of (left to right)

  • Nadúr Skincare Shea Butter Handcream
  • Inecto Pure Argan Hand & Nail Cream
  • L’Oreal Professionnel Wild Stylers by Techni.Art Depolish paste
  • Mitchell and Peach Body Cream
  • NYC Natural Matte Foundation (001 – Ivory)

jars

Jars of (left top – clockwise):

  • Burts Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream
  • Lé Mara Face Cream
  • Schwarzkopf Got2b glued spiking wax
  • Episilk Hyaligic Lip Balm

inglot clarins eyes

Eyeshadows:

  • Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow (73 – a gorgeous purple colour)
  • Clarins Ombre Minerale Eyeshadow (10 – Slate Blue)

hair and perfume

Hair: Matrix Biolage VolumeBloom volumizer spray

Perfume: Celine Dion All For Love EdT

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Sun: Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF30

Hair: Schwarzkopf Blonde Ultime Lightening Spray (I’m actually interested to try this, as I have been wanting to go lighter for a while)

BL and Clinique

Top to bottom there are:

  • Two Butter London Wink Colour Mascaras in Inky Six
  • One Butter London Wink Cream Eyeshadow in Sun Kiss
  • One Clinique Chubby Stick Eye Shadow in 10 – Big Blue

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Finally, what is basically BB, CC & DD all in one pic. Left to Right:

  • MeMeMe Flawless Tinted Moisturiser (02 – Beige Blush)
  • Lacura CC Cream (All Skin Tones)
  • Decoderm Diva DD cream (Shade 02)

And that’s my little magic box of niceness. Once again special thanks to U Magazine for such an awesome prize, and I think I have just a few products to be getting on with now.

Robyn

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Mar. 22.

Something Else Saturday: Recent Purchases – Penneys, Boots, Lush & Parfois

SES-HaulthumbIt’s the weekend, the sun is shining, and it’s time for another Something Else Saturday. Last week I introduced you to Rascal, the one eyed psycho cat. This week, I’m showing you the bits and pieces I’ve bought recently.

I went in to Penneys for two things. A white vest (not pictured – it’s boring) and the Wet n Wild stand. I admit, I had picked out what I wanted from the stand before I even went to Penneys, so I must have looked a little crazy with my product brochure out, going between it and the stand. I’m just a little odd like that. It did get me most of what I wanted though, so I’m not complaining too much. I also poked around the other stands, liking the look of the NYC Color Rock Muse Smoky Top Coat. It’s red and glittery and wow.

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Picked up, starting from top l-r:

  • Wet n Wild ColorIcon lip liner in Plumberry
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme
  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry in Sage and the City
  • Wet n Wild Fast Dry in Gray’s Anatomy
  • NYC Color Rock Must Smoky Top Coat in Red Hot
  • Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Eggplant Frost
  • Wet n Wild Meglast Lipstick in Cherry Bomb
  • Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment
  • Wet n Wild ColorIcon glitter single eyeshadow in Binge
  • Wet n Wild Idol Eyes shadow pencil in Techno

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Also from Penneys is a pair of exfoliating gloves. Just because they’re scrubby, body cleaningly good.

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From Boots I got a set of Eyelure Naturalites super full lashes. Mainly because I had a load of receipts with Advantage Card points on, and didn’t want to queue up with just them. I’ve also only recently got the hang of lashes, so I chose to treat myself to some.

From the place of all interesting smells and colours and natural bath goodness that is Lush, I got three things, mostly not for me.

haul-brightsideFor me, I got the Brightside bubble bar. It smells gorgeous, looks like a 60’s tie-dye t-shirt, and should encourage me to make time for a bath (lock the bathroom door and to hell with everyone waiting).

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For someone else, who should be receiving them next weekend, I got products that look like food. I got a bunch of carrots, which are soooo cute, and a French kiss, in all its floaty, meringue like glory. I now just need to figure out quirky packaging for them. Maybe I’ll plant the carrots, and serve the meringue with a plate of meringue. I’ll just need to put a flag on it saying don’t eat me. That wouldn’t end well.

Finally, I went in to Parfois on Mary St. I had stopped and looked in the window many times before, but never gone in. I’m not sure if I made a mistake by going in or not. There is so much loveliness in there. My old wallet has seen better days, and is starting to leech colour on to cards. Not a good look. I walked around the shop for a couple of minutes comparing wallets, before being stopped by a member of staff. She compared the tow I had in my hands with me, before asking me a couple of questions about how big I’d like my wallet to be, and recommending a cross between a wallet and a clutch.

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And it was beautiful. It has space for everything and an elephant, and the member of staff was so friendly I had no problem with her upselling. And the upsell was only €2 from what I was going to buy, so it was all good. Even more, she went back and forth to the stock room 3 times to find one that had no marks or imperfections whatsoever. Customer service win right there. I may be back for more very soon.

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What have you bought recently? Have I inspired you to buy anything from this post? You know what to do!

Robyn

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