Friday, 31 October 2014

CND Shellac Ice Vapor and Ruby Ritz Amazing Special Offer

Today's post is about some fantastic news for all of the CND Shellac Ice Vapor lovers out there as it's coming back for a limited time only in an unbelievable special offer with Ruby Ritz!
 
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I can hardly contain myself to tell you that when you buy CND Shellac in Ruby Ritz and Ice Vapor (aka The Sparkle Duo Set) you will receive FREE:
 
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1x bottle of Shellac Frosted Glen
1x CND Blush Bronze Additive
 
 
That's over £25 worth of products, absolutely free !!  (Is your jaw dropping yet? Mine was when I heard about this offer!)

Just in case you haven't got one of these I thought I'd go through the shades and show you some swatches of them all but of course there are a ton of colour combinations that you could create with each of them.

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I'll start with CND Shellac Ruby Ritz which is the swatch in the centre of the photo with the watermark over it.  It is a slightly sheer red with stunning fine red glitter in it.  I have recently written a post on the various amazing layering options that you can do with it, click here to read it.

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Next up is CND Shellac Wild Fire is number 20 on the above colour chart.  It is the perfect pillarbox red cream shade.  For the clients that want the bright red glitter look I will apply two coats of Wild Fire and one coat of Ruby Ritz.  This allows you to get the depth of the red as well as make your bottle of Ruby Ritz go a little further.

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The above swatch is CND Shellac Ice Vapor which a clear with a mix of fine silver glitter and holographic chunky glitter.  This shade looks good with anything!  If you have a couple of less colours a layer of Ice Vapor over it and my clients are drawn towards it!

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The next swatch is Shellac Frosted Glen which is a slightly olive toned mid green with a little shimmer.  This colour is a perfect option for those clients that 'don't do red and pinks' and looks good with gold nail art.

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The last swatch is of CND Additive in Blush Bronze that I have faded over Shellac Black Pool.  This additive is the perfect rose gold and would look amazing paired with the Lecente Stardust Collection or CND Glided Dreams Collection.

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This special offer is on whilst stock lasts.  You can order online from Sweet Squared from 1st November 2014 for delivery but for those of you that simply can't wait for the delivery you can click and collect from Creative Academy Manchester to collect as soon as they open on Monday morning! 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Today's post is a review of the new Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks which I bought from Florida although hopefully they will be released here as well.  I bought three shades, Siren In Scarlet, Lust For Blush and Ravishing Rose.

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I love the sleek dark mauve packaging with the chrome finished.  The first thing I noticed was how pigmented they were straight away and the amazing colour selection. 



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Ravishing Rose, Lust For Blush and Siren In Scarlet

I always do the same thing when I buy a few lipsticks!  I will buy a red, a muted pink and then either a bright or a light pink so that I have a selection to choose from, depending on my mood!


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Ravishing Rose, Lust For Blush and Siren In Scarlet
As they have a matte finish they're lasting power is brilliant, I would probably say around four hours which is fairly typical as at that point you're probably then going to eat and drink something.  The best part is that they are so creamy that despite them being matte, they actually don't dry my lips out at all.



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Siren In Scarlet, Lust For Blush and Ravishing Rose (swatches) 
The bottom line is.... I love these lipsticks which I would say in terms of quality are identical to MAC!  I'm excited for them to hopefully be released here as well and I would highly recommend you try them out for yourself!
 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Huge US Haul (Drugstore, Sephora, Ulta, Dior, Anastasia, Lorac)

I want to start this post by saying that throughout the year I actually don't buy an awful lot of make up.  I probably do buy a little more than the average Joe but not that much.  Since I generally always end up in the States in October I tend to save my purchases for things that I cannot get here, rightly or wrongly it does give me a buzz to wear 'special make up.'

 
I appreciate I have bought a ton of stuff here but take this haul for what it is, inspiration for what to buy if you're heading over to the states or live there and have some money to burn!