Monday, 12 March 2012

New Beauty Buys

Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in 'Medium'
I bought this a few weeks ago after hearing such amazing reviews about it. So far I'm a little unimpressed. I find buffing a small amount in to my skin does nothing for the overall appearance of my make up. Dabbing the MSF on with a flat topped kabuki seems to be working better but it doesn't control shine like I hoped it might. I bought the Medium shade because I didn't want that white-powder look and I wanted something I could use all summer. I'm going to stick with it for a while, does anyone have any tips about how they use theirs?

Mac Blush in 'Utterly Game'
I love this blush. It's a beautiful orangey-peach shade which I never in a million years thought I would wear, but on the cheeks the orange is muted out leaving a lovely pinky-peach. I find it works better on warmer skin so it will be perfect for the summer!

Primark Beauty Nail Set 
I spotted this little set of pastel colours for just £2 last week. I've been wanting to introduce a few more pastel shades into my collection and I love all of these colours. Especially the pale pink and mint green. Application is great for such a cheap product, they take a while to dry but 2 coats means opaque creamy colour.
The major downside is that they stink! I know all nail polish has a certain smell but this is so overpowering and chemical, its best to paint your nails outside or near an open window.

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This was my first BuyaPowa purchase and I'd been looking into getting this mascara for a while so I'm glad it popped up for cheap. I'm not sure any other mascara will end my love affair with Maybelline's Colossal but this one comes pretty close. The packaging is lovely, it feels very expensive and the lid screws on with a satisfying click so you know its properly closed. The wand is very rubbery and spikey, I'm a fan of the extra spikes at the tip of the wand too for getting those lashes in the corners. It builds up well, is a fairly wet formula (which I like) and its blacker than black.



  1. The primark nail polishes look so nice. Then i noticed you mentioned that they smell awful - i guess it may be worth it for only £2 - Can't wait to try them though!

    rachelpan xo

  2. That blush looks like my perfect colour! I find peachy shades work nicely on really pale skin too, a change from fluro pinks I usually wear! x

  3. I love that blush, i have to wear peachy tones as I have red hair and pinks don't work great on me so I may have to go out and add this to my collection. xxx

  4. I saw those nail polishes in Primark on Saturday - I ended up buying the set that had the gold and silver colours though.

  5. that blush colour looks gorgeous a<3

  6. I have better luck apply the mac msf with a powder puff. it makes the powder last longer on your face.

  7. Love the shades of nailpolish, they're gorgeous. And your blog is great, just found it, now following.
    xx Jane


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