Monday, 31 March 2014

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Gracie Lashes

I've been a fan of The Vintage Cosmetic Company ever since I received their Pink Tweezers and Angled Shadow Brush in Latest in Beauty boxes last summer. Since then, I have invested in a tonne of their products and added the rest to my birthday and Christmas lists. I am OBSESSED! So when I found out on Facebook that I could sign up to trialling products with my favourite brand, I just had to sign up.

Can I firstly point out how adorable The Vintage Cosmetic Company's branding is? The packaging is beautiful and it draws you eye to the product. It's definitely the first product people go for in the lash aisle at Boots (I have witnessed this with my own eyes)!

The first product I received was the Gracie Lashes. I have already tried the Betty, Connie and Nancy lashes and loved them, so I knew these wouldn't be much different. The little glue bottle included had a wand to help you apply the glue to the lashes. Using my Pink Tweezers to hold the lashes, I applied the glue and allowed to dry for about 20 seconds before I pressed them in place. Once the glue was completely dry, I only needed to apply a tiny amount of mascara et voila! Natural looking, thick, long lashes!

It took me no longer than 5 minutes to apply these lashes, from taking them out of the box to my mascara drying. Fast application is my main priority in finding a good make-up product so these are perfect for me when I'm on the go!

I wore these lashes during dinner on Valentines Day with my boyfriend, who is usually quick on the mark to spot when I'm wearing OTT lashes. However, it was only whilst writing this post that he realized that they were falsies! They don't look obviously fake but do give my eyelashes extra volume!

The Gracie Lashes have quickly become a favourite of mine and I have another set on the way! They are just so pretty and easy to apply. I am excited to try the final set of lashes from their collection, Kitty!

Have you tried any of The Vintage Cosmetic Company products? Which ones are your faves?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mac Cosmetics Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Selfie overload! Taken from my instagram @jadicusxo

Yes, it's another MAC lipstick post! I seemed to have jumped on the bandwagon with a great big thud. Oh yes, I've purchased three colours in the past few weeks! Pink Nouveau was my second colour of choice. I've always had a vibrant pink lippy in my makeup bag, but never one that lasted this long with a finish anywhere near as good. Needless to say, my old, cheap lipsticks have gone straight in the bin.

After 20 minutes of swatching colours with my mum in Bluewater, we both agreed that Pink Nouveau suits my style and skin tone better than the other shades of pink available. This shade of pink is just bright enough to liven up my makeup without being too bright to pull off at work. The texture of this lipstick is fantastic too. It's far from sticky, yet leaves your lips feeling glossy. Plus, no matter how many cups of coffee I go through in the morning, it stays put until lunchtime! No word of a lie, I applied this lippy twice in one day and I made the colour last until I took my makeup off at night!  Oh and there's the added extra of a distinct sweet/vanilla flavour. Lush!

At just £15 each, MAC Lipsticks are becoming a well worth investment in my beauty regime. I'm surprised I've never experimented with the brand before. If you're considering purchasing a MAC lipstick, I would strongly recommend it. If you're spoilt for choice by the different colours and shades (like I usually am), ask a member of staff to assist in finding a colour that's right for you. You won't regret it!

I'm so glad that I have found a long lasting, non-sticky bright pink lipstick that not only suits my skin tone, but can suit the way I wear my make up! Now, what colour do I go for next...?
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