Monday, 30 December 2013

NYX Cosmetics Makeup Haul - Dec 2013

NYX Cosmetics makeup haul liquid illuniator sunbeam high definition eyeshadow base primer black label lipstick nude
NYX Cosmetics Makeup Haul

 Hey girlies

I recently placed an order with NYX Cosmetics, how I did not know they had a UK website sooner is beyond me!  I ordered some gifts for a work colleague who was sadly leaving us, but made the most of the free postage and purchased some items for myself too!

I am going to rate the three NYX items I got out of 1 to 5 (5 being the bestest).

High Definition Eyeshadow Base - 5/5

I have an all over face primer that I use and am happy with but I wanted a specific eyeshadow primer so when I saw this one on the website I thought I would give it a go.  It cost £7.00 and looks like a foundation kind of colour on the stick.  It is UH-MAZING!!!  Not only does it help my eyeshadow colours go onto my eyelid in a much stronger high definition colour, but it also did exactly what it said on the tin; kept my eyeshadow on crease free for an entire evening at my work Christmas party.

NB: They also sell a powder eyeshadow base for £6.00 which comes in three shades.  I have personally not tried this product myself but after seeing mixed reviews on Amazon for this product, I am very pleased I spent the extra £1.00 and went for the product I did.

Liquid Illuminator in shade Sunbeam - 4/5

I found out about this product when I was searching for dupes of the Benefit High Beam and there were lots of videos on YouTube claiming it was the perfect dupe so I ordered this as well.  I am very impressed with the quality and sparkle of this product and shall certainly be placing another order if/when I run out.  You get a huge amount of product for the bargain price of only £7.00!! I think Benefit High Beam would cost something crazy like 3 times the price of that.

nyx cosmetics makeup liquid illuminator sunbeam dupe benefit high beam highlight highlighter swatch
NXY Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam

NXY Black Label Lipstick in shade Nude - 4/5

This is the perfect nude lipstick for me.  I prefer to wear nude lipsticks as I have blonde hair and blue eyes and I seem to find wearing nude lips make my eyes pop more as I like my eyes to be my feature when I do my makeup. This is just perfecto! It glides on soooo smoothly and leaves your lips feeling very soft.  Only downside to this and the only reason it is not 5/5 is that it doesnt last very long and I found myself re-applying quite frequently.

nyx cosmetics makeup black label lipstick nude BLL 174

nyx cosmetics makeup black label lipstick nude BLL 174
NYX Cosmetics Black Label Lipstick in 'Nude' BLL 174

NB: I could not find this lipstick available on the UK website so I had to order this from a different online location.  I am certainly going to order a couple more to keep my stocks up in case they decide to stop making this product! LOVE IT!

What are your experiences with NYX? What are your favourite products?  I would love to hear from you.

Robin Sparkles

Friday, 20 December 2013

Lush Longboard Limited Edition gorgeous girls board 44"

Hey guys

Today's post is just a quick one to show off my gorgeous Lush Longboard I just bought!

I grabbed a bargain off eBay as it had only been used a handful of times, I absolutely love it.

lush longboard long board 44" skateboard skate wheels deck flowers girls

lush longboard long board 44" skateboard skate wheels deck flowers

Its a really long board at 44" which makes it perfect for cruising which is exactly what I wanted it for, not worried about tricks or flips.  I have been out on it a few times (admittedly holding on to my husbands arm for support) but feel like I am getting more confident every time and slowly getting the hang of carving from side to side.

Next summer I'm hoping I will have mastered it enough to go cruising down the seafront on my gorgeous girlie Lush longboard!

Let me know what you think! Do any of my readers longboard?

Robin Sparkles
Thursday, 19 December 2013

MUA Make Up Academy Eyeshadows BARGAIN! Perfect for the bronze eye shadow look!

Hey guys

This is one for my girlie followers based in the UK (not sure if MUA is available in other countries). In the UK a really cheap yet brilliantly good quality makeup brand called MUA is available in our Superdrug stores nationwide.  I first learnt about this brand over at Trying to be Beautiful blog here.

I had seen a "How to make blue eyes pop" makeup tutorial over on Lauren Curtis' YouTube channel using bronze based eye shadows to create a really beautiful look that I totally wanted to re-create for my work Christmas party tomorrow night!

So, I popped into my local Superdrug on my lunch break the other day and would you Adam and Eve it, they had the 3 most perfect shades for the look that were almost dupes of what Lauren Curtis used.  Wait though it gets better, they were £1 each!!! Yep £1.00.

I got 4 different shades in the end as I couldn't decide between the 2 lightest shades, which was the closest to what Lauren Curtis used and I didn't have access to the YouTube video at the time to check.

I got home that night very excited and I am very pleased to report that they are absolutely blooming perfect for the look and really really pigmented, they give off a really strong bright colour.

So without further delay, here are the beauties:

MUA makeup academy bronze brown red white cream glitter eye shadow dupe
MUA Eye shadow haul

MUA makeup academy bronze brown red white cream glitter eye shadow dupe
MUA Shade 30

MUA makeup academy bronze brown red white cream glitter eye shadow dupe
MUA Shade 1

MUA makeup academy bronze brown red white cream glitter eye shadow dupe
MUA Shade 24

MUA makeup academy bronze brown red white cream glitter eye shadow dupe
MUA Shade 2

I cannot stress enough how much I love these eye shadows and how much I would recommend anyone to purchase them! And, to check out the makeup look on Lauren Curtis' YouTube channel as it is amazing, that is me sorted for tomorrow night!

Do any of my readers use MUA? What are your experiences with the brand?

Until next time blogettes.

Robin Sparkles


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