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Friday, 24 January 2014

MAC it mine!! MAC Lipstick Haul

I suffer from a hereditary issue that has affected almost every woman in my blood line, not as dramatic as it sounds but we suffer from having no top lip. *GASP* This means that I often attempt a duck pout to give the illusion my lips are se-metrical, however for those of you who are Facebook friends you will realise this is something I now constantly do, for this I am sorry. I am currently having a go a drawing in a top lip, it's so much harder than it sounds. But even though I suffer, I am a lipstick addict. Splurging stupid money to feed my habit.

So, I was given the most amazing MAC lipstick, I loved it so much that after two wears I lost it on a girls night out and can't for the life of me remember the name. I am truly gutted! But armed with a photo of me wearing the shade I was hoping that one of the MAC artists would be able to help.

Unfortunately, even with this photo I wasn't able to find my beloved shade. So I settled for the closest the MAC artist suggested, which is still really stunning! In fact I went lipstick mad and left with another beautiful nude shade. 

These photos really do not portray the true colours of the lipsticks but I have tried my best!

My replacement lipstick is an Amplified Creme Lipstick in Girl About Town. A lovely fuchsia
pink with a blue undertone. This lipstick leaves a lovely sheen to your lips and gives a lasting colour. I would recommend using a lip liner for a crisp edge, I use Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Crushed Berry.
Girl About Town (taken from MAC website)
The second lipstick I picked up is Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau. A subtle, dusky pink. This is a lot more matte than Girl About Town, but it still has a little shine and is really beautiful.

Pink Nouveau (taken from MAC website)

Wearing Pink Nouveau

Amplified Creme Lipstick in Girl About Town, £15.00
Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau, £15.00

Do any of you lovely readers recognise my MIA shade? If you do please get in touch!!

Stay beautiful!


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Buff Me Beautiful: Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

As Ariel Would Say.....
'I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore

You want thingamabobs?

I've got twenty!

But who cares?
No big deal
I want more'

I have a lot of beauty gadgets, but on my Christmas list this year was a very special tool! Something I lusted after but could never justify spending that kind of money on a tooth brush for my face. Santa was kind, he obviously agreed my skin needs a good scrubbing. 

What they say: The Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the action removes more makeup and more dirt and sebum than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and sebum from your pores also helps prepare for a better skin care regime.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Review
Clarasonic Mia 2

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review
Clarisonic Mia 2
My skin is extremely oily, having suffered from acne since the tender age of fourteen I suffer from scarring and painful spots. I was worried that after using the Clarisonic and once my skin was squeaky clean, my skin would over compensate and create more oil and in turn spots. However, I was pleasantly surprised. For those of you who suffer the same you need to read this review.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

On first impression the gizmo looks as I said, like a face toothbrush. After wetting the bristles and my face I put a pea size amount of Lancome Gel Eclat, a fantastic foaming cleanser, onto the bush and turn it on.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

Clarisonic recommend rubbing the bristles over each part of your face for twenty seconds, but I use it for a bit longer. Once the brush has automatically finished I rinse my face with clean water and pat dry. 

One negative is the noise it makes, it is quite a lot louder than an electric toothbrush but on the other hand my skin feels smooth, fresh and super clean! I like to use it in the shower to save time and it is fully waterproof!! I have noticed an incredible difference in my skin. The scaring has started to fade and I am definitely suffering from less breakouts. I tend to only use it once a day, or if it is making my skin feel really dry I do it on alternative days. 
Clarisonic Mia 2, £125 HERE
Lancome Gel Eclat Clarifying Cleanser Pearly Foam, £22 HERE

Has anyone else been using a Clarisonic? Have you seen a difference?

Stay beautiful


Thursday, 16 January 2014

New Year, New Blog!

Hello and Happy New Year to all my lovely followers! 
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I know a lot of you have been wondering where I have been for the last year and some of you have been popping back to see if I have updated the blog. I had an amazing opportunity to take part in a PR internship and work with an amazing skin care brand. I have had a fantastic year but I was so busy that my blog took a back seat. However in 2014 I am going to bring it back and update it as much as possible, with lots of exciting content.

I have spent the last couple of months in and out of hospital and been pretty poorly! But I am feeling much better and hope that 2014 will start to get better! On the plus side I have spent a lot of time with my cat :)

If there is anything you feel my blog needs I would love to hear from you!  Also, If you fancy keeping up to date with me please follow my twitter and Instagram accounts.

Twitter: CDarby-Wilde
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Stay beautiful!


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