MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA PROFESSIONAL BLUSH PALETTE IN SUGAR AND SPICE: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice comes with 8 beautiful blushes, both shimmery and matte finishes. There are two deeper, neutral shades in the palette, which can be used as either blushes or bronzers. They both have a matte finish. There are also five pink toned blushes in the palette. Four off them have a matte finish, while one off them have a shimmery finish. The last shade in the palette is a lighter pale pink, which is great for highlighting.

All 8 off the blushes in the Ultra Professional Blush Palette are very smooth and soft to the touch. They are easy to work with, easy to blend and not too powdery. They are all nicely pigmented, but I found some shades to be a little more pigmented than others. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice. 

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice comes in a black, sleek compact. When you open up the palette, there is a little plastic filter that helps protect the blushes from any damage. There is also a decent sized mirror inside the palette as well, which is awesome. It's a great palette to travel with, as you have a lot off blush options to choose from.

The palette feels very sturdy and compact, and it has a nice weight to it as well. It has a little name sticker on the back off the palette too. The blushes don't have any names though, unlike their Salvation Eyeshadow Palettes.  

♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.
 
 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.
 
Overall, I really like the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice. I think that it's got a nice selection off colors to choose from, mostly pinks. If pink blushes are not your thing, you should check out Makeup Revolution's Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice. It's got more off a neutral peachy brown tone to it, so pretty.

There are definitely some great blush shades in this palette. I'm in love with the first shade in the second row, it's such a stunning berry color. It's the most pigmented blush out off the bunch as well. You definitely have to be a little careful with this one. You only need a teeny tiny bit off it on your brush, that's how pigmented it is. I'm such a sucker for pink blushes, so this palette is right up my alley! :-) 
 
♥ Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.
 
 Ingredients:
Mica,Talc,Dimethicone,NYLON 12,MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE,Methylparaben,Propylparaben,(+/-); CI77891, CI77491,CI77492,CI77499,CI15850,CI15850,CI19140,CI15985, CI77510, CI77742

Where to buy?
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice is available at Makeup Revolution for £6.00. You can find it HERE

Note:
Makeup Revolution is cruelty free.

What do you think about the blushes in Sugar and Spice palette? Which one is your favorite? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer:
This product(s) was sent to me by Makeup Revolution for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

MY JULY FAVORITES: MAC COSMETICS, MALLY BEAUTY, NYX COSMETICS & REAL TECHNIQUES

Monday, July 28, 2014

July is almost over, which means that it's time for a brand new monthly favorites post! I can't believe that July is coming to an end, where has the time gone? I feel like the month just started, does anyone feel the same way? 

I'm excited that August is right around the corner, because it's one off my favorite months off the year. I love that it's finally starting to get a little colder and darker outside in the evening. One off my favorite things to do during August is to light lots off candles and snuggle up in a warm blanket with a cup off hot chocolate and a good movie/book. 
 
Anyway, enough with the rambling. Let's move on to the items that I have been enjoying this month! :-) 
 
 ♥ Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, HERE
 
 The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge has been a huge favorite off mine for the entire month off July. I love using it with my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, they work so well together. The Miracle Complexion Sponge does a great job evening out the foundation and blending it out.

I use the flat side off the sponge to distribute the foundation all over my face, then I use the same side to blend it into my skin and neck area. It makes the foundation look so smooth and flawless. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is definitely a must try. I will be doing a review on it soon, so stay tuned for that! :-)

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly, HERE

Painterly is one off my favorite Paint Pots by MAC Cosmetics. It's a pretty nude beige that goes on very creamy, but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. It's easy to work with. You can apply it with a brush or with your fingers, I like to use it both ways.

My eyelids are a little blue, so I like using Painterly before I apply any eyeshadows. It neutralizes the color on my eyelids and preps them for the eyeshadows. It makes the eyeshadows last a bit longer on my eyes as well and they also look more vibrant too. Sometimes, I like to wear it by itself for a quick and easy look! :-)

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly, HERE

 ♥ NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach, HERE

The NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach has once again made it into my monthly favorites. Peach is a pretty peachy pink blush with a satin finish. It blends beautifully into the skin, while giving the skin a very natural look. If you have a fair/light skin tone like myself, you need this blush in your life. It's such a gorgeous, everyday kind off color.

I have been using Peach almost every single day in July, I even took it with me on my holiday trip to London. I'm so obsessed with this blush, can't get enough off it! :-) 

♥ Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, HERE.

The Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts longer throughout the day. It feels silky smooth on the skin and it gives a beautiful, flawless matte finish without the look of powder. It also comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

If you have oily skin, you must try out the Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. It instantly mattefies the skin and takes away any shine. I always keep it in my handbag, just in case that I want to touch up my face during the day! :-)

♥ MAC Cosmetics Fix +, HERE.

The MAC Cosmetics Fix + is an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals. It's infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance, while setting your makeup in place.

It feels very refreshing on the skin. It makes my makeup last throughout the day, and it also helps prevent it from melting off my face. I love keeping a bottle off Fix + in my handbag, just in case I need a little bit off a pick me up during the hot Summer weather. I have been using it almost every single day in July. It's another product that I can't get enough off, highly recommend it! :-)

 ♥ Cardigan from H&M. 

My fashion favorite for the month off July has been this gray cardigan from H&M. It's so soft and comfortable, and it looks cute with a lot off different things. I have mostly been wearing it with jeans, tops/singlets and converse sneakers for a very relaxed look. But you can also dress it up by pairing it with a cute skirt or even a dress! :-) 

♥ TV Show: Orange Is The New Black. Photo Source: IMDB

My favorite TV Show for the month off July has been Orange Is The New Black. I'm almost finished with the first season, so I'm a little behind on the show. If you are not familiar with the show, it's about the story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

It's a good show with lots off funny and interesting characters. I tried watching it when it first came out on Netflix about a year ago, but I didn't quite get into it. I decided to give it another chance and I'm glad that I did. So far I'm really enjoying it and I'm excited to catch up with the new season soon! :-)

What have you been loving for the month off July? Any TV Shows that I should check out? Are you looking forward to August? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer: 
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge was sent to me by Beautystore4u for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

EBAY BEAUTY HAUL: BOSCIA, BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, CHINA GLAZE, ESSIE, LORAC, ST TROPEZ & THE BALM

Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I hope that you all are doing great and that you are enjoying you're day so far. Do you have any plans for you're day?

Today, I have a quick little beauty haul that I want to share with you. I ordered a couple off beauty items from eBay about a month ago. Everything finally arrived a couple off weeks ago, so I thought it would be fun to share them with you guys. So without further ado, here are the items that I picked up from eBay! :-) 
♥ LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette. 


 ♥ LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette.

♥ LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette.
 
 ♥ Essie Nail Lacquer in Sittin' Pretty, Too Taboo & I'm Addicted. 

♥ China Glaze Nail Lacquer in You Drive Me Coconuts & Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat. 

♥ St Tropez Bronzing Mousse, Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil & Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. 

♥ the Balm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette. 

♥ the Balm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette. 

The Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette by the Balm was a birthday gift from my sweet friend Silje. I have been wanting to try out this eyeshadow palette for the longest time, all the colors look so beautiful. What do you think? Have you tried it yet? I'm excited to finally try it out, but first I have to take some photos before I can start using it. I'm sure that every beauty blogger can relate to this or what? LOL! :-)

I'm planning on doing a blog post on the Essie Neon 2014 Collection soon, so definitely stay tuned for that. I also have a beauty/clothing haul from London that I want to share with you. Hopefully, I will have those posts up and ready for you to read this week! :-) 

Have you picked up any new beauty products lately? Anything I should try out? :-) Love, Christine♥

NAILS OF THE DAY: JULEP NAIL COLOR IN ANITA

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Friday, how are you guys doing today? I hope that everyone is doing great and that you are enjoying you're day so far. Today's blog post is going to be all about the nails, because I have a brand new Nails Of The Day post to share with you.

On Monday, I shared my Sephora haul (check out the post, HERE) with you guys. In that haul, I featured the Julep Resort Collection, which is a cute little nail color set with three mini nail polishes and a top coat. Anita, the pretty purple nail polish is the reason why I really wanted to try out this set from Julep. Both Lani and Malia are pretty shades too, but there was just something about Anita that spoke to me and cought my attention immediately! :-) 
 
 ♥ Julep Nail Color in Anita, HERE. 

 ♥ Julep Nail Color in Anita, HERE. 

This is actually my very first time trying out the brand Julep and so far I'm really enjoying it. Anita is such a stunning nail polish, it's definitely worth picking up if you are a fan off purples! :-)

What do you think about Julep's Nail Color in Anita? Would you wear it on you're nails? Have you tried Julep before? What nail polish are you currently wearing on you're nails? :-)
Love, Christine♥

MAKEUP REVOLUTION SALVATION VELVET LIP LAQUER IN WHAT I BELIEVE & KEEP LYING FOR YOU: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

The Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers are a long lasting lipgloss that goes on as a liquid and dries to a highly pigmented, bold matte finish. When you first apply them, they feel nice and creamy. Once they start to dry they feel a bit sticky, but it goes away after they have fully dried. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe & Keep Lying For You. 

I found What I Believe to be a little easier to apply than Keep Lying For You. Since What I Believe is a much lighter shade, it's also more forgiving if you were to make any mistakes. Keep Lying For You can be a little tricky and a bit messy to apply straight from the tube, if you don't have a steady hand. So definitely take a little bit off extra time when you are working with these, because the end result is going to look a thousand times better if you do.

Once the Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers are on the lips, they won't budge or smudge. They dry quickly, they are quite build able and they last a while on the lips before they need to be re-applied. They don't have an unpleasant scent or taste, which is nice and they are easy to remove as well. I just use my Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes and they come right off. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe & Keep Lying For You. 

The Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers come in a pretty black and rose gold packaging. The bottom half off the tube is clear, which allows you to see the exact color off the product inside the tube. There is also a little sticker on the bottom off the tube with the name off the shades. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe & Keep Lying For You. 
 
The Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers have a matte finish. If you're not into the matte look, I don't think that you are going to like these. Personally, I have never been a big fan off matte lips. The matte lipsticks that I have tried in the past have always felt a bit uncomfortable and dry on the lips, and they have made my lips look a bit crusty and flaky and that's not a cute look in my book. So whenever I'm wearing matte lipsticks now, I always like to add a little bit off lip gloss on top just for some nice shine. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe. 

What I Believe is a pretty nude pink with a matte finish. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in Keep Lying For You. 

Keep Lying For you is a gorgeous purple with a matte finish. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in Keep Lying For You.

♥ Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in Keep Lying For You.
 
Overall, I really like the Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers from Makeup Revolution. I feel like they go on a lot easier and they look more smoother on my lips, if I use a lip balm underneath. The lip balm prevents my lips from looking too dry, cracked and patchy. Both colors are nice and bright, but not too intense. They are actually more wearable than what they look like in the tube. Keep Lying For You is definitely my favorite, I have been really into purple lips lately. I really want to pick up the rest off the shades in this range, they all look so pretty! :-) 
 
 Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-17/IPDI/DMPA Copolymer, Polybutene, Paraffin, Ozokerite, Isododecane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Red 6(CI 15850), Red 7 Lake(CI 15850:1), Red 27 Lake(CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake(CI 42090), Iron Oxides(CI 77492), Iron Oxides(CI 77499)

Where to buy?
The Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers are available for £3.00 each on Makeup Revolution. You can find What I Believe, HERE and Keep Lying For You, HERE.

Note:
Makeup Revolution is cruelty free.

What do you think about the Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers? Which shade do you like the most? What I Believe or Keep Lying For You? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer:
This product(s) was sent to me by Makeup Revolution for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AMAZING LIPSTICK IN CHIC, DEPRAVED AND CRIME: REVIEW, PHOTOS & SWATCHES

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today, I'm going to share my thoughts on a couple off the Amazing Lipsticks by Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution is a brand that has been all over the beauty community lately, everyone and their cat seems to be enjoying their products. So if you want to know my thoughts on the Amazing Lipsticks by Makeup Revolution, then just keep reading! :-)

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic, Depraved & Crime. 

The Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks ranges from nudes to brights with both creamy and matte finishes. There are over 20 different shades in this range off lipsticks, so there is definietly a little something for everyone here. 

The Amazing Lipsticks come in a black tube with a little sample off the lipstick on top off the cap, as well as a sticker with the name off the shade on the side off the tube. It also has the Makeup Revolution logo on the side off the cap. The Amazing Lipsticks have a very sweet scent, which reminds me a lot off the MUA Makeup Academy Love Hearts Lip Balms! :-)

♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic, Depraved & Crime. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic. 

 Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic is a beautiful pinky coral with a glittery finish. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Chic. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Depraved. 

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Depraved is a pretty purple with a creamy finish.  

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Depraved. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Depraved. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Crime. 

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Crime is a gorgeous bright pink with a creamy finish. 

 ♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Crime. 

♥ Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Crime.

 Overall, all three off these Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks are very creamy. They feel very smooth and soft on the lips and they have a great color payoff as well. All three shades here are pretty, but my favorite is hands down Crime. It's such a stunning vibrant pink, which just brightens up the entire face.

Chic and Depraved are pretty shades too! Chic is a little too glittery for my taste though. If only it had the same lovely finish as Crime, then it would probably be my favorite one out off the three. Depraved looks gorgeous in the tube and swatched on my hand, but I don't like how it looks on my lips. I found it to be a little difficult to apply and it looks a bit patchy on my lips too.

The Amazing Lipsticks by Makeup Revolution are only £1.00 each, which is super affordable. It's awesome for those off you who has an obsession with lipsticks (like myself), but don't want to spend a lot off money on them! :-)

Ingredients:
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Paraffin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Red 6(CI 15850), Red 7 Lake(CI 15850:1), Red 27 Lake(CI 45410), Iron Oxides(CI 77491), Iron Oxides(CI 77499)

Where to buy?
The Amazing Lipsticks are available at Makeup Revolution for £1.00 each. You can find them HERE.

Note:
Makeup Revolution is cruelty free.

What do you think about the Amazing Lipsticks from Makeup Revolution? Which shades to you like the most? Chic, Depraved or Crime? :-) Love, Christine♥

Disclaimer:
This product(s) was sent to me by Makeup Revolution for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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