Friday, 24 October 2014

Makeup Revolution Atomic lipsticks

Makeup Revolution Atomic lipsticks

Makeup revolution Atomic lipstick collection

Makeup Revolution Atomic lipsticks
L-R: Atomic Lipstick Ruby, Atomic Lipstick Make Me Tonight, Atomic Lipstick Make It Right, Atomic Lipstick Magnificent, Atomic Lipstick Serpent.

Today there's more new releases from the force that is Makeup Revolution!  These are perfectly timed for Halloween too - in case you're looking for some deep dark lipsticks to go with your outfit!

Each of these will set you back £1, so you could have the whole Atomic collection for £5!  Yes, some of the colours are a little out there, not shades I'd wear day in day out, however, the red is gorgeous and very wearable as well as massively pigmented - just look at that colour payoff!

Nostalgia time - back in the day, in the late 90s I used to wear a lot of proper purple lipstick, in fact it had a holographic sheen to it (looking back, it wasn't a good look), I'd team it up with a purple dress and hit the local night club (I was 18/19)... sadly, I don't have a picture to hand to show you, it's back at home, but trust me when I say it was a popular look at the time, maybe not so much now :P

*If* I get time, I'll try and do a Halloween makeup look before the big day and use one of these shades, I'll have to get my creative thinking cap on ;)

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Makeup Revolution The One blush stick

Makeup Revolution The One blush sticks - NARS Multiple dupe

Makeup Revolution The One blush sticks in boxes

Makeup Revolution The One blush sticks
Top to Bottom, L-R: Matte Malibu, Matte Dream, Matte Rush, Matte Pink, Malibu, Dream, Rush, Pink

Makeup Revolution The One blush stick
L-R: Malibu, Dream, Rush, Pink

Makeup Revolution The One matte blush stick
L-R: Matte Malibu, Matte Dream, Matte Rush, Matte Pink

I love a new launch as much as the next person, but when it involves blushers, and potential dupes, I get even more excited!

This little parcel of new Makeup Revolution goodies landed on my door step a few days ago.  I saw quite a few bloggers Instagramming pictures of these and swatches, and many have likened them to the NARS Multiple as these are for the cheeks and lips too.  I haven't used the NARS Multiple so I can't compare, but many seem to think they're comparable :)

All in all there are 4 different shades, both available in matte and shimmer.  The packaging for each relates to the product inside - so the matte ones are in a matte box, and a matte finish tube - similarly, the shimmery ones are in a glossy finish box and tube.

The shimmery ones include a bronzer (malibu), a shade that doubles as a highlighter (dream), a pinky/coral shade (rush) and a bright pink shade (pink).  The matte ones have much greater pigmentation than the shimmery ones which tend to be a tad more sheer.  If you are using the matte ones, you'll only need to use a tiny amount as a little goes a long way.

Each one retails for £5 each and can be used either wet or dry - using it dry will give the most pigmentation, but if you use it wet you'll get a more sheer effect, nifty!



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Monday, 13 October 2014

Thank you & announcement

Squidge week 1

I just want to say thank you to all the lovely guest posters who have helped me out over the last week by guest posting on my blog while I was in hospital being induced and becoming a mummy - they all did it at very short notice (less than 48 hours) and produced a fabulous range of posts from recipes, to autumn themed posts.  

It's been the most emotional week of my life and the one with the most physical pain.  If you're interested in reading my birth story, I'll be posting it over on my mummy blog in the next few days, in the meantime I'm also posting about the issues I've had with breastfeeding (it's not the idyllic picture I had imagined) and other aspects of parenting as I discover and hopefully overcome then. More importantly, there'll be a LOT of pictures of Squidge - and on my Instagram :)

Thank you all for your patience and I'll be back to normal beauty blogging soon, just as soon as I settle into a bit of a routine.