Scheduled post…hopefully this works! :) If you are reading this it has and I hope you are all having a lovely week! :) I picked this lipstick up last weekend and I really like the coloured. I thought it looked a lot like Mac Fresh Salmon in the tube when I picked it up. Fresh Salmon is my favourite Mac lipstick and it is annoyingly limited edition. So I like to keep an eye out for a similar shade when out and about.
Is it a Fresh Salmon dupe? Nah not really, but it’s still pretty! They both have a coral/peachy/pink hue to them and they both have a golden shimmer running through them. But Pretty Please is a darker colour and because Fresh Salmon is a Mac Lustre finish it looks more pale/sheer on the lips.
This lipstick is from the Volume Sensation range. I didn’t think much of it when I bought it, but I was surprised when I put it on and my lips felt all cold and tingling! Very weird feeling, not bad, just weird. I don’t think it plumped up my lips, not that I noticed anyway, but that doesn’t bother me as I wanted it for the colour mostly :)
(Collection 2000 – Pretty Please)
Here is my previous swatch of Fresh Salmon. It’s not far off. Enough that I can happily wear Fresh Salmon without worrying it’s going to run out :)
(Mac Fresh Salmon)
Do you have a favourite lipstick or other product that is limited edition and you don’t want to run out of it? Have a lovely rest of the week! I have another post scheduled for the weekend about two of the new Sleek lipsticks. I really like them and I’m sure I’m wearing them a lot while I’m away :) Have a lovely rest of the week xxxx
Thursday already! Another week almost gone and I’m not sure where it went! I must start writing posts in a batch when I have free time. I seem to go ages between posts when the week is hectic, sorry about that! I’ve not had chance to even read many blogs this week, my unread list is creeping up! I have tomorrow morning at home so I’l try and catch up then :)
Anyhoo, I have a pretty polish for you today/tonight. I think this was from the OPI Japanese collection, but I nabbed it from a blog sale. It is a light, peachy beige creme. It definitely needs 3 coats, but it does builds up nicely. It’s quite a watery polish which is a little awkward to work with, but once you get the hang of it its fine. It dries quite quickly which is good. Again, I’m still on a topcoat strike so I’m happy that this is nice and shiny even without a topcoat. The only problem with this polish is that it probably could have done with another coat, but I can’t tell if it looks streaky due to needing another coat OR if this polish seems to bring out the ridges in my nails more than I’ve ever noticed before! Oh well, it’s not so noticeable in person, I hope! :P
The colour is quite nice, it kind of reminds me of the new Illamasqua polish ‘Purity‘, but this is more pale and less peachy. I finally used my ASOS Groupon voucher and bought a couple of the new Illamasqua polishes, Bacterium and Gamma. I can’t wait to try Gamma, from the swatches I’ve seen it’s going to be super bright! I probably should have bought a new topcoat with my voucher, but that would be boring. It’s like using a giftcard to buy groceries! I might as well buy something fun I wouldn’t normally get! :)
I’ve had a stressful week, with 3 presentations to do and my postgraduate application to finish I feel like I’ve got more to do than time to do it in. My personal statement writing is not going well, I hate writing how great I am, I just feel really silly! By the end of next week and it’ll all be over ofc, so I can hang on till then! :P Tomorrow I get to spend the day visiting all the local sexual health clinics, fun times! One of my modules is all about current social issues, and teenage sex is quite prominent in the topic. I’m not sure what me and my fellow group members are going to do in these clinics, but we need to go and find out what they all have on offer for young people. I dread to think what kind of day it will turn out to be! :s
Also I had some super news earlier this week! I entered the recent Aussie Haircare competition and was 1 of the 10 winners! I get to be an honorary Aussie Angel for the Spring which is amazing! I get to be involved in some fun activities that haven’t yet been disclosed too. After a manic week, this really cheered me up!
I hope you all have had a lovely week that was nice and relaxing! The sunshine has been out and it’s been nice and warm here. I’ve stopped dressing like an Eskimo, for now anyway! :) I’ll catch up soon! xxxx
I picked up this lovely lipstick when browsing in Boots. The Estée Lauder counter is just in the doorway ready to taunt me with it’s prettiness. I’ve never actually bought anything from Estée Lauder before, but thought I’d have a look at the Pure Colour Crystal lipsticks I’d heard were nice. I played with the display while looking my usual scruffy self and was watched intently by the staff. I must look like a shoplifter, I seem to elicit this kinda of response often! :s I picked up a rather well-used looking tester of Crystal Baby and it felt really soft and nice on the back of my hand. I really liked the colour too.
I must have, at some point, made a decision that I don’t have many everyday colours that I don’t need a mirror to apply because I ended up buying two that week! After buying Crystal Baby, much to the delight of my shop assistant watchers, I received my Mac Wonder Women order through the post. I realised that Crystal Baby is quite similar to Marquise d’. The main difference is that Marquise’d has a gold shimmer running through it, but they are both a natural and quite flattering colour on me.
Mac Marquise d’ – Estee Lauder Crystal Baby
Estée Lauder have wonderful packaging. I know you shouldn’t buy anything for it’s packaging, but if I was going to it would be something like this! The tube feels quite weighty and sturdy and just looks and feels of good quality.
This is Crystal Baby on my lips. My natural lip colour is quite purple (I’m quite deathly looking without any make-up on. With my dark circles, pale skin and purple lips…I was a good goth kid in my teenage years at least!), but this lipstick makes me look quite alive. It’s a peachy/pink colour and it feels really nice to wear. It’s quite glossy and can be easily applied without a mirror. This is definitely my favourite lipstick in terms of the formula, it just feels so nice on. I really like the colour for an everyday look just to make me look a bit more alive! I will browse for more of these lipsticks, but only as a treat, they are a little pricey (£18) for my student pockets, but they are great quality!
I’m so pleased I’ve had a day off and done no work at all today, it’s been really nice! The sun was shining and it’s started to get warmer, it was lovely. The only bad thing is I realised my garden is a mess and I need to sort it out before everything starts growing like crazy, nooo! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! x x x x
First things first…I love this lipstick! I recently bought it from Lady of the Lane in a blog sale. Whenever I see a blog sale I always have a quick look at swatches to see if any take my fancy. I’m always one for a bargain! I think this lipstick was limited edition in the spring 2010 Colour Forecast Collection.
When I first saw the name my initially reaction was YUCK! Fresh Salmon is not the greatest name to pick for a lipstick. I like to eat salmon, but I don’t want to smear it on my lips… Although it looks like orange in the tube, it seemed to come out as a sheer peachy colour with a gold shimmer on the lips. When it arrived it does look a little scary and orange. You can see the gold shimmer in it in the tube a little, but the shimmer really comes out better on the lips.
Finally here are my lips with nothing on and below with Fresh Salmon. I really love it, I have to say it is probably my favourite lipstick at the moment. It isn’t as ‘done up’ looking as a red, but is more interesting than a neutral. I find the colour really suits me and makes me looks quite alive, which I hardly ever do! Hello dark zombie eye circles! I’m concerned about my love for this lipstick though, it was limited edition and I won’t be able to get another! What will I do when I run out!?
I’ve been lost in old music this week. I’ve had a massive tidy out of my house for my landlord visiting last night, not that he turned up or let us know anything *grumble*, but at least the house looks nice and I found all my old cds! I’m slowly going through the long process of ripping them to my pc, but a lot of it is already on Spotify so I can listen to it now :) Emma and Ayden have both mentioned old school music this week and made me remember all the cool bands I hadn’t listened to in ages.
Speaking of old music, I used to love Easyworld and it was one of my favourite bands when I met my OH. They broke up ages ago, but while searching for old school band info I found that apparently David Ford (the singer) kept recording. He has an awesome voice and even more awesome is that he is playing Southampton at the end of the month! I’m a happy bunny! xxx
This is my first scheduled post, so hopefully it works! I had a few pictures I’d taken awhile ago sat waiting to be put up so thought this would be a good time. Because this is scheduled, I wonder what I’m doing now. I’m most likely slumped over a book, probably swearing and wishing this week away! Poor me! Oh well, I’ll be fine when I go and buy myself some treats for making it through exam time. I’ve already bought myself a Deborah Lippmann nail polish for finishing my literature review :p
Anyway on to my lovely Mac goodies! I’ve become a bit of a Mac fan lately, it’s a shame I cannot afford such a hobby! Wonderful blog sales however come to my rescue. I bought two Mac products from a blog sale over at Vivianna Does Makeup . I picked up Mac Blankety lipstick and Mac Pink Lemonade Lipglass.
First is Blankety. It is quite similar to The Faerie Glen (which I love), but with an amplified finish. It goes on really nicely and has a neutral/polished look. It lasts quite well and it isn’t at all drying.
Next is Pink Lemonade. This is my first lipglass from Mac. I have avoided them as I don’t really like sticky lip glosses, but I really don’t mind this one. It is sticky, but it doesn’t feel bad, it just sticks to the lips so it won’t come off. I may be swearing about the stickiness if I get my hair blown in my face when outside though! :P I think it looks quite pretty on, again it is a neutral/sheer shade, but it just adds a little extra peachy colour and lots of shininess!
What about you, do you love blog sales? I know I do! :)