Sunday, 30 September 2012

GOSH Holographic Polish Giveaway........

Hi everyone!!!

Hope you bare all having a fab fab weekend!!!
Last week I posted some pictures of the much lusted after Holographic polish from GOSH. I was amazed that I was able to get hold of the little beauty. 

Bearing in mind just how hard this polish is to get hold of Imagine my surprise when I walked into Superdrug on Thursday and there were two more sat on the shelf.

I snapped them both up ( 1 for Becky as promised) and the other for you gorgeous people!!!!

I am holding a giveaway to win this polish, brand new & unopened.

I have used Rafflecopter for this giveaway, its the first time I have tried this widget, so here goes!!!

Good luck everyone, all the details are below, this is also a international giveaway!!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Collection 2000 Cream Puff.................

Morning everyone!!
Hope you are all having a good day!! Today I am sharing with you a couple of the Collection Cream Puff Lip Creams.

I picked these up after seeing lots of positive reviews of them on blogs, and I have to admit that I'm not disappointed.
I chose the two shades that I thought I would get the most everyday wear from, Cotton Candy and Fairy Cake.

They come with a classic doe foot applicator and apply smooth over the lips, when they are on they don't look dry or cakey at all and feel lovely and comfortable to wear.

I really do enjoy wearing these, they are a product that I have in my handbag for freshen ups as the colour is easy to apply and super long lasting.

I also really enjoy the semi matte finish, they don't make my lips look dull and lifeless, at the same time there is little or no glossiness about them either.

Cotton Candy and Fairy Cake

Have you tried out the cream puffs yet?

What are your thoughts?


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Sleek Eau La La liners............

I have talked about these liners so many times that I was sure that I had already posted this post.
I couldn't believe it when I spotted it in my draft box, anyway enough waffling, on with the review.

I decided to try the Eau La La liners after I saw a tutorial by Sam from Pixiwoo on Youtube, Sam did a super hero look and it was just fab. Sam used the Red Eau La La liner on bother her brows and lips, I decided I needed a waterproof liner that was also a multi tasker.

I picked up several of the liners over the next few weeks, I have them in colours that I would wear exclusively on my eyes (Noir, Molasses, and Tonic) as well as in shades that I will use simply as lip liners on a say to day basis.

I am so in love with these liners and today I want to share with the the selection that I have for lips.

L To R
Pumpkin, Melba, Red Sky At Night, Dragon Fruit and Moulin Rouge

I find that these pencils apply smoothly and are very long lasting, Red Sky is my favorite and so very versatile, it works with all sorts of shades from nudes to pinks to peaches. 

My only complaint with these pencils is that the pencil lead can come out of the wooden pencil, It doesn't bother me enough to stop me buying them but it is frustrating sometimes.

I think for £4.99 these pencils are really lovely quality and come in so many shades that there is something for everyone.
You can either pick them up in your local Superdrug or order direct from Sleek.

Have you tried any of these liners?

What are your favorites?


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gosh Holographic is BACKKKKKKKKKKKK....

If you follow me on Instagram ( MariaSparkle19) you will of seen that I recently picked up the much talked about and loved Gosh Holographic polish.

I had the original from Gosh and although I liked the polish I found that it chipped within hours and was a bit of a pain to apply. 

When I heard that Gosh had reformulated and relaunched the much hyped and talked about Polish, I knew that I would like to give it another go. I didnt think that I would be able to tho as I really didnt think that my Superdrug would get it in.

Last week while browsing I spotted one lonely bottle of the polish on the stand, it was ment to come home with me!!!! lol.

And hey presto, here is the lovely polish in all its glory.

Im so impressed with the polish, it applies much better and I had this on my nails for 3 days with NO WEAR!!! 

I'm so impressed and pleased that I was able to pick it up. If you see the polish I highly recommend that you give it ago.

Holo in this weather is hideously hard to photo, the above pics are from my instagram and the best I got, take my word for it, this polish is STUNNING!!!

Have you managed to pick up a bottle of this polish?
What do you think of it 2nd time round?


MAC's Pressed Pigments........

I haven't seen very much in either the press or on blogs about the Pressed Pigments from MAC..
From the little that I have heard people can either take them or leave them.

Having picked one up, I am definitely in love with these little pans of sparkly heaven!!

The main complaint that I have heard is about the fall out, this for me isn't a deal breaker, using loose pigments always results in fall out for me any way.

I chose the shade Day Gleam, its a stunning golden shade with soft glitter and sparkle running throughout.
If you look at the website, MAC has provided 6 Limited edition shades, each matching to one of there standard range of foundations. 
Day Gleam is NC30.
They also explain that these lil pots can be used both dry for a sheer shine or wet for a more dramatic finish.

Mac also suggests that these are highlighters, I personally am going to be using mine as a shadow. 

The only down side is that you get just 3g of product and at £16.50 they are a little on the steep side price wise when you think that for the MSF in Soft & Gentle you get 10g for £21.50, three times the amount for just £5.00 more.

Price and fall out aside, I am really enjoying this product, I may even check out some of the other shades..... hehehe.

They are available both instore and On line.

Have you tried these?
What do you think?


Essie Polish Collection Part 2......

Hi everyone!!

Today I have Part 2 of my Essie polish Collection to share with you.
This part features neutrals, peach to corals and some full on brights.

As in part one, I am going to include both the video and swatches in order that I mention them with all the names listed below each picture.

No Place Like Chrome
Sand Tropez
Lady Like
BareFoot & Topless
Penny Talk

Meet Me At Sunrise
A Crewed Interest
Van D'Go
Haute As Hello
Tart Deco

Cute As A Button
Ole Caliente

As you can see from the swatches, there is a little bit of everything in my collection. 
In my video I mention that Im not keen on Action, the bright mustard colour  ( Bottom right in the 3rd pic) and that I have never worn or swatched it, I must admit that having swatched it for this post, I am pleasantly surprised and really quite like the colour, I think I will def give this one a go next summer!!!

Any way that brings us to the end of My Essie Collection post, I really hope that you enjoyed it. 

If you would like to see this sort of post with other brands, please let me know!!!

Have a fab day, and thank you for all your support!!!


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Essie Collection Part 1........

My friend Rachel asked me if I could share with you my Essie polish collection to see what colors I enjoy and would recommend. 

I have split this post into two, this one, part 1 is Pinks, blues and greens.
I recorded a video for you as well, Ill pop the link below.

The polishes I mention are, in order.....

Mint Candy Apple
Absolutely Shore
St Barths Blue

Borrowed & Blue
Bikini So Teeny
Lapis Of Luxury
Smooth Sailing
Midnight Cami

Too Buy Or Not To Buy
Tour De Finance
Cascade Cool
Knockout Pout
Mod Squad
Pink Parka 

Off The Shoulder
Status Symbol
Super Bossa Nova
After Sex
A Cut Above

I hope that the swatches have helped a little if you are looking for a new Essie polish.
Part two will be up tomorrow.....

Thank you as always!!!!


Monday, 17 September 2012

Models Own Mirror Ball Collection......

Now as you all know, I love Glitter and sparkle, I also love Nail polish, so when Models Own announced and previewed the Mirror Ball collection, I knew it was one that I would like to add to my collection.

The collection has a total of 5 polishes, all named after 70 dance tunes.
Super cool, hehehe.

I got the polishes from Models Own website Link here....
There was an offer to get all 5 polishes, plus a 3 in 1 clear base, top coat all for the price of £20!! I couldnt resist and placed my order.

Models own always have fantastic offers on, so definitely check them out!!!

I have shown you Hot stuff on both my Instagram (MariaSparkle19) and my YouTube, I have posted the video with a over view of all the polishes below. I will be doing NOTD with all of the beautiful polishes over the next few weeks!!!!!

Have you got these yet?What do you think?


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Highend lipsticks, Drugstore dupes......

Today I have part two of my Dupe series to share with you, and its the turn of Lipstick!!

This is something I really enjoyed doing, as a bit of a lipstick whore, It didn't surprise me how many dupes I have of colors. I also discovered a couple of shades that seem to be favorites, lol, did someone mention Angel??? lol.

I have posted both the video I recorded and the photos of the swatches below, with a full list of all the colors I mention.

Top to Bottom, L To R
Mac Girl About Town---------Topshop All About Me
MAC Impassioned-------Models Own Pink Hawaiian 
MAC Naught Saute------Revlon Just Bitten KLS in Cherish 
YSL Lingerie Pink (No7)-------NYX Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk
MAC Costa Chic------Topshop Oh Laa Laa
MUA No 16 Necta---NARS Barbarella---Sleek Barely There

Top to Bottom, L to R
Maybelline Coral Tonic---MAC Watch Me Simmer---Illamasqua Over---Topshop Confession

Across the top
MAC Angel
L to R
Me Me Me China Rose/Selena shade 5
Revlon Pink Pout 
Maybelline Born Wit It
Topshop Secret Admirer

What do you think of the dupes that I found?

Do you have any dupe recommendations?


Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Nail Polish Tag........

Today's post is a tag post.
I saw this on You tube earlier in the year, there were several at the time ( I'm thinking march time ish...) so I forget who actually started it. 

The questions are
1.Whats your favorite nail polish company?
2.Glitter or no glitter?
3.OPI, China Glaze or Essie
4.When do you change your polish?
5.Whats your favorite colour on your nails?
6.Dark's or Brights?
7.What are you wearing on your nails right now?
8.Matte nails, Do or Don't?
9.French Manicure?
10.Favorite winter colour?

Anyway I recorded and posted the video for you all to check out.

I wanted to share with you some Nail of the days posts featuring some of the polishes that I mentioned in the video so that you can get a better video of colour's and shades.....

So here we are, Polishes that I mentioned in the video.....

Topshop Icecrush
Revlon Galaxy
Barry M Silver Multi Glitter
OPI Servin Up Sparkle

Essie Lights
OPI Your Web Or Mine?
China Glaze Pink Voltage
China Glaze Purple Panic


Let me know what your favorites and answers are!!!!!


Sunday, 2 September 2012

High end Lipgloss, Drugstore dupes.....

I love a good dupes post. 

The other week I decided that I was going to have a look through my Make up collection and see what dupes I could find for high end products from the drugstore.

I love high end products but my purse isn't too keen, lol. 

I was really surprised how many I found, I have got together Lip glosses, Lip sticks and blushes to share with you.

This first post is Lip gloss.

Above are the swatches that I featured in my Video which you can watch below....

The dupes I found, Top row first from left to right are.....

Revlon Sizzle dupe of  MAC Morange
MUA Out There Plumping Gloss in Candy Pink dupe of MAC Viva Gaga 1
Natural Collection Cherry Pop dupe of Lancome Lychee Juicy Tube
MUA Out There Plumping Gloss in Pin up Pink dupe of MAC Impassioned 
Borjois Rose Symphonic dupe of MAC Like Venus

You can see more of my thoughts on the glosses in the video.

All in all though I am really pleased with the dupes that I found.

What do you think?


August Favorites 2012.....

Happy September everyone!!!

Can you believe that its Autumn all ready!! This year is just flying past.

Its time to share with you my favorites for the month of August.

This month I had a few different products to usual which was nice...

What have you loved this month?


August Empties..........

Hey everyone!!!

Hope you are all having a fab weekend!!
Its time for me to share with you my August empties again.......

What have you used up this month??


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