Monday, 13 July 2020

Beauty Lately...

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selection of skincare and makeup products on glitter background
I'm back resurrecting a blog series from several years ago. I started Beauty Lately... in the summer of 2017 and I don't quite know why I never posted again, perhaps because the period that followed was filled with gallstone attacks (!) I don't know, but I want to reinstate it. If you didn't read my blog back then or can't quite recall the post, it's basically mini beauty reviews; good, bad or indifferent (skincare, makeup, fragrance, body, hair) that I'm currently using or have used lately. I have my next post almost ready to go and have used a few new things for the post after that, so let's get stuck into this one and I have 5 items for you today.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Irregular Choice Collection: Pouches

Hello, I hope you're all well just now.  The weeks have been flying by lately and I've not been very productive, but I hadn't realised my last bag collection post was in January. I do recall not having photos ready, so took these in March/April, but it's taken me a while to feel up to tackling them.  I'm not sure which style to work on next, there's a fair few bags on my wishlist this season (understatement) that I haven't gotten yet, so I don't want to take photos before I'm sure my collection won't be updated again!  There's a surprising amount of photos in this post (just under 50) considering I don't actually have loads of this style, so I'll try and keep the words to a minimum (but it's me, so you know I struggle with that)!colourful irregular choice zipped pouches flatlay

Thursday, 30 April 2020

MAC Bronzing: Haul & Swatches (Summer 2020)

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I took a bit of a chance ordering the MAC Bronzing collection earlier this month. It's not launched in the US yet, I believe it came out here (UK) first and for me anyway, it was out of the blue as I hadn't seen any teasers and for some reason MAC don't email me newsletters of new releases (yep, I've ticked the box to allow it). I used to buy (direct from them) regularly and I think at some point the emails just stopped and my interest waned as I didn't stay on top of new launches like I used to. Marketing, take note!  As I've been saying on the blog, I'm really enjoying the MAC limited releases again. The second I saw this, I was intrigued with the packaging. It reminded me slightly of the water droplet (aka the best packaging ever) Alluring Aquatic range from summer 2014, so I ordered some bits. There were no social media photos or swatches anywhere. MAC describe their shades, but I don't find their arm swatches helpful...they're just a bit uninspiring and rarely accurate. Anyway, I was overall happy with everything I got and guessed my colours correctly! So settle down for lots of pics and swatches... limited edition makeup collection mac bronzing summer 2020

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Irregular Choice Lightning Bolt: Galactic Thunder (IC Exclusive)

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Onto the second of my lightning bolt heels and these, Galactic Thunder, were another Irregular Choice exclusive colour. They also came in a bright, multi colour or a darker combination, but I was drawn to the pink leopard print. pair of shoes from above in pink leopard print with pointed toes and star detail

Monday, 13 April 2020

Comparison Swatches: MAC Gold Glitter Lipgloss

Post does not contain affiliate links or gifted items. 4 tubes of MAC limited edition packaged lipgloss in gold glitter
I keep mentioning that I've gotten really into MAC makeup again and I've been buying quite a bit from their limited edition releases. This used to be my method all those years ago, I can easily be swayed by pretty packaging! I've been very aware lately of always opting for the sparkly gold gloss in releases, so I've put together four of my most recent ones, including one from the new Bronzing collection for Summer 2020. I love that release by the way. I popped a quick pic up on my Instagram stories last week, but I'm waiting to take proper photos as I still have one item on it's way to me.