Friday, 29 June 2012

MAC viva glam nicki

Wow wow wow. I, Beth Sutton, own my very own MAC lipstick. Whilst this might not be exciting for others, for me, this is a big thing. Ever since I started reading blogs and watching YouTube videos I have lusted over MAC products and only been able to view them from afar. When I go shopping, I rarely go into Selfridges (the closest place to me that sells MAC products) so I don't really ever test them out. Therefore when I saw this new lipstick being released, I thought it would be perfect for my first ever MAC lipstick. It's Viva Glam Nicki and I believe it was limited edition but I'm sure it's still on the website. And let me tell you, I love it! When I first got it I couldn't help looking at it and smiling. I'm so so so happy I got it. But it's now made me want so many items from the Hey! Sailor collection. Not good.

As you can see from the pictures, it's a very bright pink. When I first opened it I couldn't help but notice that it was kind of neon. This slightly scared me as I think it'll be hard to wear out (not good considering the price) but I definitely want to integrate it into more of my outfits. It's a creamy formula but, as it shows slightly in my pictures, it dried them a lot. They made my lips very rough and I had the urge to keep putting Vaseline on. However, I think that in the future when I wear it, I'll 'prep' my lips in plenty of time with lots of Vaseline. I'll also apply Vaseline over the top, just so my lips don't look really dry. I don't know what it is and I still can't put my finger on it but the smell of the lipstick is slightly weird. Definitely not what I thought it would be but it's a 'lipstick smell' if you get me? It's got a cosmetic-y scent and I don't know if it's just this lipstick or all MAC ones but hopefully I'll be able to purchase some more to find out. Obviously though, scent is not the most important thing. Pigmentation is a BIG positive with this lipstick (and i'm sure all MAC lipsticks). The colour is very true and what comes out/shows up on your lip is exactly what it looks like as a stick (couldn't explain it any other way).

Now as much as I love this lipstick and I couldn't recommend MAC lipsticks more to others, this one probably isn't the best colour to get first. I would probably say get a nude or a red lipstick - a more classic colour. And after this purchase, I think I'm going to venture into other products. The blushers are constantly raved about and I'm also slightly interested in the nail lacquers as I actually haven't ever read a review on them. The eyeshadows are also something I'd like to look into more.

Overall though, I'm so happy with my very first MAC product and cannot wait to get more products for more reviews!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

my time away (picture post)

Okay, I thought I would have some more pictures to give you but I didn't really think you'd want to see pictures from a BBQ and 'teenage party' that I went to so I'll give you some Italy pictures:

These are a few pictures I took after my exams/during the Whit half term holidays:

these were for the jubilee - kellogg's brought back all the old boxes

dinner at wagamama's, so good!

went back to my childhood and bought this 3 film set. i used to love these films when i was younger!

this is the only decent picture i could find where you can kind of see the colour of my hair (not exactly looking my best, i was at a friend's bbq where it was raining and there were people there i don't really like...)

bought some new earrings for a friend's party; i thought they were really pretty and i have nothing like them

just a little bit of baking on a sunday afternoon

end result!

went to go and see what to expect when you're expecting with my friend lottie

Then these photo's are from June:

finally lost my nando's virginity!

i'm already looking forward to my next trip!

so so so yummy

cheeky little card for my dad on father's day

presents for my dad

(not sure why the quality is bad) lush cosmetics

(quality's bad on this one too, hm) inception dvd

and finally, some muse tickets! one of his favourite bands

wahhh, quality is not good on this one either but it's such a pretty sunset that i had to take a picture. it was the view from my window

So I hope you've enjoyed this little post on what I've been up to for the past few months. It goes with my last post which is a text post. Hope you like the pictures though!