Thursday, 7 August 2014

Blog Sale, Aug 2014 - MAC, Urban Decay, Clinique, Lipstick Queen, NYX, No7, Revlon plus much more.....

I am having a Blog Sale - The item/s condition is stated in description - please read in full.
I look after my products all are in clean condition as per photos below.

Here are a few rules for the blog sale:

- Unfortunately this blog sale is UK only
- Paypal Only Please. If you see item/s you would like to purchase please comment below stating which item/s you would like with a contact email address and I will email/invoice you -Please send Payment as GIFT to paypal address (prevent those pesky paypal charges) - When an item is sold it will be clearly marked as sold in this blogpost.
- There will be a shipping charge of £2.80 plus 60p per additional item. All items will be send via second class recorded Royal Mail, proof obtained.(sorry royal mail are expensive)
- Items will be shipped within 5 working days
- No returns or refunds, I am not responsible for items damaged in post - I will post all items in bubble wrap envelopes -Please Note: Postage includes - travel, post & packaging.
-payments to be made asap or within 24hours or items will be sold to other buyers, first come first served basis.
- All items will be cleaned/sanitised with alcohol spray before posting

1. Mac 182 Kabuki Brush was gifted unsure of authenticity - £3.50 brand new unused
2. Mia Minerals face Brush - Brand new unused - £2.00

3. Clinique Retractable Blush Brush - used once, super soft - few marks on inner case see pic-I have so many therefore letting it go-£3.00

4.Clinique mini chubby stick (06 woppin watermelon - swatched once £2.00

5. New CID Lip & Cheek Tint - Brand New (rose tint)- £3.95

6. Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color - used 1/2 times - £3.95

7. Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick -Nudist - used 2/3 times - £2.00

8. No7 - Pop & Glow Cream Blush (Mango Sorbet) - swatched once as new - £3.00
9. Mac Lipliner in Dervish - used a handful of times - sold as pic - £3.95

10. Lanolips - Lip Ointment with colour SPF15 (apples) - as new swatched once - £3.00

11. NYX Blush (bourgeois pig)- new as seen - swatched once - £2.00

12. Butter London Cream Blush in Pistol Pink - swatched as pic - £4.00

13. Maybelline Color Whisper Shade Rose of Attraction  - Exclusive to America -used 1/3times -£3.90
14. Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick -Moisture creme (Shade Persian Melon) - sticky due to tape round it, product intact as pic - Rare Shade - £4.00
15. Lipstick Queen Shade Saint Pink - used 1/2 times - as new - £5.00


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Essence Makeup - Now in UK

Yes after my naughty hoarding ways (see post) I buy yet more makeup.  I popped into Wilko not so long ago and noticed the Essence Makeup Stand which I had heard was coming to the UK.  Only I was surprised that they picked Wilko and not the likes of Superdrug or Boots, oh well all the same I still had to test out some goodies.

The Essence makeup line reminded me a little of the Miss Sporty Makeup stand, I would even go as far as saying the packaging was very similar too.

The Essence Makeup was also on 3 for 2 so I picked up 6 products.

The Essence Lipliner - In the nude and Wish me a rose 99p
The Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss matt effect in Velvet rose - around £2.40
The Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 3 shades in Dare to be Nude - Love Me - Coral Calling -£2.30 

The Essence Lipliner I found (maybe just had a bad two) they came on really smooth but looked so chalk like, if you know the look, hopefully you don't.

The Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss matt effect - All I can say is don't waste your money, I dumped this in the bin - sorry Essence, but this was a serious bad copy of the NYX Soft Lip Cream which I love, also love Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream - I must give you a reason of course, it came on patchy and dried too quickly and crumbled off my lips, yuck.....

But finally a dream come true, amongst the rough I found the smooth.  I cannot rave enough about the beautiful Essence Longlasting Lipstick all 3 shades I love, they didn't feel at all dry, looked amazing, came on smoothly and felt moisturising.  I can't think of enough good things to say to do them justice (that's a lot coming from a lipstick crazy like me).  My fav is the shade Love me, fits the bill.

Have you picked anything up from this line yet?

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hoarding Beauty Products

I have recently been reading many blog posts from people whom feel they have way too many beauty products and makeup that they never seem to use them up....  I too am now starting to think "Do I have too many products which I can't use up and won't ever use up?

well, we only have one face and one set of lips, I mean how many lipsticks do I really need? What would you say is a reasonable amount of items?

I think blogging can be very expensive, especially if you buy every "New Product" that is released just to review them, then buy all the lipsticks you see on Essie Button and Fleur De Force youtube channels - I love them both, yes I have so many lipsticks most of which I have seen on both these lovely ladies channels ha ha, thanks girls. (I do love my lipsticks) -  but back to how many I have - after downsizing I say: maybe... hush hush... IT was 145 Now 95 give or take.

It is way toooooo many and all I can do is buy more and more, its like a crazy addiction which is now hurting my bank account - I need to pay bills..... Do I really need another lippy, one turns to too many and this is where I end up - what is your vice?
example hoarding: note not my stuff
Well, I did the Spending Ban thing and by the end of the month I thought I would buy yet another lipstick, treat myself... shame on me......
example hoarding: note not my stuff
I have now come to realise - I need my lipsticks in my life, I want my lipsticks in my life, I want more lipsticks in my life....only kidding.  I am trying to use up some I already own, really, does anyone ever use up a full one?

We can blame youtube, we can blame blogging - but really deep down, why do we need and want so many beauty products? Compulsive hoarding

Some posts which discuss the subject further:

Jenny Purr - I Don't Need You
Regret buying so much makeup - discussion forum
My Cosmetic Obsession 
Your Makeup Collection - how much is too much
Do I have too much makeup?
How I stopped spending so much on beauty products
Women Waste Beauty products worth 180.000
A Shelf Life: A Guide to Letting Go

Hoarding Factsheet  are we actually Hoarding or Collecting?

How do you feel about the subject? Do you think blogging and youtube influences you to buy too many beauty products?

Some favourite lipsticks
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick No 32
Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Pop-Papaya Coral Lipstick

Disclaimer: photos used are not mine