MAC Haul – December 2015

So I know it’s that time of year when I really should be buying prezzies for other people and totally overspending on them. The truth is, I’ve been pretty organised this year – ordering most of my gifts online and wrapping weeks in advance of the big day, so as a congratulatory move I decided to head to MAC and treat myself a little!

Walking into MAC is like walking into a wonderland of make up and beauty goodies. It’s the beauty go to for any make up artist and I am literally in love with it. (I haven’t forgotten you, Benefit and Urban Decay…)

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I used to visit the branch in High Street Kensington in London which I loved. It had loads of products and it was fairly empty meaning you didn’t feel so bad for asking the staff to try product after product and they had time to spend talking you through different make up tips. They closed this branch earlier in the year which was gutting and now my nearest is in my local Westfield. On this occasion however, I decided to visit their new branch in Carnaby Street which they have recently relocated. Now it’s so much bigger with ample space for trying products and having demonstrations.

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To be honest, as always, I only knew one thing that I wanted to get and that was a lighter shade of the Studio Fix foundation which is my current go to. It provides such a fantastic coverage without being too oily and I always get such fab compliments when I wear it. A cheaper fab alternative is the foundation from W7. This is particularly great in Summer as it’s a little bit lighter, so perfect if you don’t want to have too much on your skin.

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Studio Fix Fluid in NW20 – Β£22

This Winter I’ve become obsessed with the colour navy. It’s such a cute Winter colour and definitely makes a change from wearing black all the time. I recently saw a Vlogger (I can’t remember who) demonstrating a fab navy eyeliner and so have been on the lookout for a navy eyeliner ever since. I found this gorgeous shade, Siahi, in the fluidliner which is a dark navy. I’ll probably use it to draw some cute winged lines to go with my bold new lashes! These will look fab over the Christmas and New Year holiday season!

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Fluidline in Siahi – Β£16

The last thing I purchased was of course my absolute favourite, glitter! Glitter is my must have in my make up bag and whilst in recent years I’ve been sticking to white and silver, this year I’ve decided to mix it up a bit with this gorgeous pink! I was literally drawn to it in the shop and I honestly don’t know how everyone in the shop wasn’t drawn to it like a moth to a light. It’s going to look so cute over Christmas and I can’t wait to get creative with it!

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Glitter in Pink – Β£17

Have you had any naughty pre-Christmas splurges lately? Let me know in the comments!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

Images are my own.

7. Glitter Lips

This week our featured business of the week is…Glitter Lips! I absolutely love everything glitter and sparkle so this week is a bit of a glitz and glam week as I review the fabulous Glitter Lips!

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I came across Glitter Lips when I was at Clothes Show Live back in December and thought they would be absolutely perfect for Christmas parties, glamourous outings and lots of other fabulous events throughout the year that I may be attending so I was so excited to add this to my beauty collection. Slider_Diamond_in_the_buff After some debate I opted for Cherry Pie – a dark pink sparkle. I love dark pinks and purples and I feel they really bring out my hazel eyes and found it was the perfect choice for me! They have lots of colours to choose from though including golds, silvers and blues so there’s something for everyone! Cherry-Pie-Pot Model-wearing-Cherry-PieWith up to 8 hours wear and a transfer resistant finish, Glitter Lips is party drink, even kiss proof and comes with anΒ attention guarantee. Get ready to sparkle..” – Glitter Lips Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 20.04.51 The process is simple – simply apply the gloss lip by lip and apply the glitter over the top. It was so easy to apply and I easily wiped away at the end of the evening with a make up remover. (Make sure you use make up remover as it doesn’t come off very easily with just soap and water!) Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 20.05.54 To find out more and to order your Glitter Lips set click here! All images taken from the Glitter Lips – Beauty Boulevard website. Becky at Pretty & Petit