Friday, 20 September 2013

Birthday Beauty Treats

L-R: Syrup Lustre Lipstick - Mac, Celestial - Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer, Collection 16 hour Lasting Perfection Concealer  in Light (2), Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 003 Glow, Superdrug's 100% Pure Cotton Wool Round Pads & Superdrug's Facial Cleansing Wipes in Camomile.
Now for my 20th birthday I got well and truly spoilt, now I'm not one of those to brag because I'm not like that, but I do like however to show people and discuss what I brought and what the beauty products are like. So I hope you like the things I brought or that were gifted, some were just repurchases for my everyday make up and skin care routine, but odds and ends were brought and gifted for the first time. Hope you enjoy :).
Mac Lustre lipstick in Syrup 
Now lets get started with the most exciting item of all, the Mac lustre lipstick in Syrup. Now I am all about affordable beauty and can honestly say that I wouldn't personally buy a Mac product due to the price tag, but this was a gift that I was extremely excited about. This is my first ever Mac product and my cousin brought this for me and I couldn't be thankful enough, it's in a beautiful Mauve shade that I adore and it suits my skin tone beautifully. Even though I am all about the affordable beauty sometimes it doesn't hurt to splurge when you have the money, so I may just treat myself to a Mac lipstick sometime in the future, but for now I'm going to stick to this lipstick and save my pennies for drug store products.

Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial £6.49 & Rimmel Stay Matte powder £3.99
But 2 Rimmel products and get the 2nd half price at Superdrug.

Similarities in colour -
Top: Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial, Bottom: Mac Lustre Lipstick in Syrup.
Next is the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Celestial. I have seen so many people rave about these on YouTube, in blogs as well as magazines and I thought because it was buy 2 Rimmel products and get the 2nd half price I thought I'd get it. I had been indecisive in whether I should buy one in the first place as I'm more of a lipstick/balm stain type of girl, but I went ahead and brought it. I love this shade. To be honest I can see a similarity in the colour of both the Mac lipstick and the Rimmel lip lacquer, however they are different in texture. So if you want a similar colour why not go for Celestial. What I can say now that I have been wearing Celestial for a few days, is that I do love the colour but the texture of the lip lacquer isn't great, it's really wet on the lips for some reason and I feel it doesn't stay on the lips for very long. Oh well I may feel differently if I wear it more.

Now on to a repurchase, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder which I absolutely love, it keeps you feeling matte all day, which is exactly what my skin needs. A bit boring to buy this with birthday money but oh well I needed it as mine has hit pan almost and I felt the need to stock up. 

Collection 16 hour Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light (2), £3.69, Superdrug.
Moving on... I brought the Collection 16 hour Lasting Perfection Concealer in the colour light (2). I needed a new concealer as mine was getting to the point of running out and I needed a shade of concealer that matched me a little better because I have only been wearing concealer and powder as of late. So I gave into the hype shall we say and brought the well recognised concealer. I can honestly say after two days of using this it is amazing; it covers really well, is a great colour match and lasts all day. Also it is £3.69 in Superdrug for limited time only instead of £5.99 I believe. So grab it while you can girls. 

Superdrug's 100% Cotton Wool Round pads £1.69 & Superdrug's Facial Cleansing Wipes in Camomile, 99 p
Next are two other repurchases which are a little bit boring compared to the other stuff I brought or the Mac lip stick that was gifted, but I'm going to mention them nonetheless.  I purchased the Superdrug 100% cotton wool pads. I definitely was in need of more of these as I am running out rather quickly. I tend to use these with my B.Pure cleanser which I swear by and without this combination my skin would be terrible right now. Lastly, I brought some Superdrug facial cleansing wipes in a Camomile scent as I have used these before and feel as though they take off all your make up and make your face feel fresh and squeaky clean. But to be honest I tend to use any type of make up wipes but I do prefer these Superdrug branded ones. They have them in different scents too as well as unfragranced ones for you sensitive skin people out there. 

I hope you liked this post. Also you may notice the difference in picture quality and that is because I had a new camera off my boyfriend, so the picture quality is better for guys. If your interested in the model of the camera it is a Nixon Coolpix L27 and I can say if you are a starting out blogger this camera works a treat. 

Hope you enjoyed,
Stacey :D.




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