Thursday, 11 January 2018

A note on M.A.C pigments

M.A.C pigments photo for the blog

Before I bought a full sized pigment from M.A.C, I had already purchased two sized to go pigments in store. Chartreuse and Tan. 
They were in the standard sized to go packaging (mostly clear plastic). 
Now, with my full sized pigment (Pure White) there was a little note in the packaging, listing all pigments that are in fact NOT safe to use near the eyes and/or mouth and which are extremely flammable.
(Gosh, it's really been a week where M.A.C DISAPPOINTS it seems!)

So for those that only own sized to go pigments, or are thinking about buying a M.A.C pigment full stop, I'm sharing that information here.

Not to be used in the lip AND eye area:
Basic Red
Genuine Orange
Grape
Green Space
Process Magenta

Not to be used in the lip area:
Antique Green
Black Black
Chartreuse (would have loved to know that when I bought it LAST YEAR)
Deep Brown
Emerald Green
Hi-def Cyan
Landscape Green
Marine Ultra
Naval Blue
Platinum
Primary Yellow
Pure White (good to know!)
Rich Purple
Silver
Steel Blue
True Chartreuse
White Gold

Not to be used in the eye area:
Acid Orange
Bright Fushsia
Electric Coral
Full Force Violet
Magenta Madness
Neo-Orange
Red Electric
Rock-it Yellow
Ruby Red

And the flammable caution goes to:
Platinum Silver

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Why I won't online order from an Estée Lauder company again.

Photo of the day: 10.1.2017

And why I'll avoid anything shipped with UPS, also, but at least they came through in the end, whilst M.A.C has been disappointing AF.
This is what happened.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Disney in Concert

Disney in Concert

Just after the Christmas madness, it was time for Disney in Concert
The organisation had been so kind to put Bert and I on the guestlist so we could come and enjoy the concert, and write a review for The Gatehouse (already up!) and BCM (not up yet). 
So off to Brussels Expo we went for the Flemish/Dutch version on December 27th, last year.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

January flashback favourites

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I'm still continuing flashback faves this year, because I find it interesting to see how I feel about my past favourites. 
 It really helps me decide what to buy next because it shows what I still own, still like or love or stopped using and liking full stop. 
So click to see what's happened to my 2017 January faves.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy new year!

Photo of the day: 1.1.2018

"What do you mean, it's the year of the dog?! This does not please me!" 

Loa cat's grumping aside, I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
I hope 2018 will be absolutely wonderful for you!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

The past two week in photos: December 18 - 31 2017

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The last two weeks of 2017 in daily photos. 
With some added outfit shots. 
Plus, see how far I ended up getting with the 100 days of make-up in 2017 challenge!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Best in beauty - 2017

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Out of all the products I bought/was given in 2017, these are my absolute favourites :) 
I know, some of these are the same as my Ride or Die, but that's holy grail products in general. 
These are all the things I like best that I discovered this year alone.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Worst in beauty - 2017

DISCLAIMER before I get into this. 
This is just my personal opinion, by no means do I mean to diss an entire brand or people that love these products. 
Beauty products are very much a personal thing, what doesn't work for me may be a holy grail for someone else. 
This is just my personal opinion based on personal experiences that made these items end up on the worst of the year list. 

There's no main shot of these, because I have gotten rid of most of these so it seemed a little useless. 
Here's the reasoning behind my dislike though!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

It's a very merry Too Faced Christmas

Too Faced - beauty cracker

Loa of course had to butt in, and that's not the end of it. Not even nearly. 
Not even half.
Click to see what else was there.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

Because I am a dork, here's a sequence of photos featuring Loa cat, the faithful feline blogging assistant. Who was completely bribed into this with Natural Nosh duck strips haha. But yeah, rather than a boring Christmas image, have this instead :) 

Santa, Loa can explain

It's not too late to explain to Santa that waking yous all up for my own entertainment was not naughty right? Right hooman?

Santa, Loa can explain

I've been a good cat! Right? RIGHT?!

Santa, Loa can explain

It really is too late to explain, isn't it? 

FIY, Loa got a new super soft blanky from Primark for the sofa for Christmas. He is super happy with it, because it is soft and a nice dark colour. I originally got him this tee uber cheap off taobao so he could match with my "Santa, can we negotiate?" sweater, but we didn't get round to getting a photo together. Next year, hopefully (if we don't forget again). I hope you guys all had an amazing Christmas!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Ride or Die - 2017 edition

Ride or Die 2017

Last year I did my first Ride or Die, so I thought it would be fun to do it again this year, to see how this list has changed in a year. 
This is not a best of new products by any means. 
It's kind of a like a meme and you talk about your holy grail, ultimate favourite product in a certain category. 
So yeah, I'm sure you gathered what I love from the photo already, but if you're interested to find out why, stick around and click the cut!