Hello all, how the devil are you? Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog post- I have exciting news to share with everyone and I promised I would update you when I could ,on my Beauty Make Up counter interview outcome! Remember the post where I wore a gold smokey eye and a deep plum lip…. yes that interview…..
So, I can now say that YES I got the job and I am now working for NYX Cosmetics in London! If you haven’t heard of NYX Cosmetics they are a highly popular and very affordable brand from the states which has just launched in the UK in Selfridges on Oxford Street and in various Boots stores around London and the rest of the UK including Manchester, Leicester and Bath. Not all the stands are up and running yet though so if you want to buy some of their products check out boots.com or ASOS.com. You can also find them on Instagram @nyxukcosmetics and @nyxcosmetics
So you will understand a bit about why I haven’t blogged much of late, I started on Monday and we have been super busy, training and working on the shop floor. It’s exhausting yet fulfilling work!
I thought I would show you my make up haul over the last few weeks with pictures for your viewing pleasure and links. I have a friend who helped me out and got me some lovely products from the U.S (thank you Claudia) and I bought a few bits from the U.K!!!
Just look at these goodies!
I feel literally so lucky- hold tight for the run down of these below…….
MAC Cosmetics- Look in a Box in Sun Siren
This kit costs just £50 and is hugely popular because it’s such great value for money. Mac do 4 of these boxes in total and Sun Siren is the coral, peachy toned kit and in my opinion the best of the bunch. The other boxes come in different colour schemes- a red, a pink a purse and a nude. Sun Siren sold out pretty quickly and I’m not sure they are bringing it back, but you can find it on their website here.
In the box you get so much:
- Full size blush in This is Paradise
- Two eyeshadows in Peach on the Beach and Texture
- Lip Pencil in Lasting Sensation
- Lip Glass in Good Times
- Lipstick in Vegas Volt
- Travel sized blush brush-116SE
Best of Becca: Blushed Radiance
I love Becca Cosmetics, literally adore them. I find everything the have is the right amount of yellow for darker and olive skins like mine so they often match my skin perfectly. When I hear the words Becca Cosmetics I automatically think dewy, radiant, bronzed and I think glowy, tanned and warm. So I had the opportunity to purchase this kit for $32.50 from the states through a friend but you can actually now get it for £28.00 here in the UK on Cult Beauty. This is also great value because with Becca products, I find a little goes a long way so you actually don’t need full size all the time.
Here’s the link to it on Cult Beauty
In this set you get:
- Travel Size Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
- Travel Size Backlight Priming Filter
- Travel Size shimmering Skin Perfector Spot light wand in Moonstone
- Travel size Mineral blush in Flower Child
Can you tell I like this latest cosmetic brand fad of selling complete looks in one box? It’s great idea, saves money and saves product wastage. I think Charlotte Tilbury was one of the first to offer it. Anyway onto the next item….
Two Faced Peanut Butter Palette
A super popular palette at the moment as its small and compact with 9 shades. It contains 3 larger pans for highlight and inner corners and 6 smaller pans of vibrant warm shades. The colours are a mix of shimmer and matte. I got this palette because of the purple colour and the warm, orangey-brown colours in it – my eyes caught the purple colour straight away and I was sold! Never mind the peanut buttery smell. I’m yet to actually try the palette but the colours look promising in consistency and pigmentation. It also comes with a handy how-to guide! It;s also out of stock online but here’s a link to it on the website as it may well restock.
Kat Von D – Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned
I will say no more really…… great formula, great staying power, non drying and this is the perfect colour for me. I love Kat Von D and I’ve heard a little rumor that her make up brand is coming to UK stores soon. We shall have to keep our fingers crossed- please make it true!!!!! I got this one from a friend who sent it over from the states but its on Sephora.com
Spectrum Collections Brushes
Finally, I picked up these Spectrum Collections Brushes which were on sale on their website which can be found here. Spectrum Brushes are extremely popular of late, as they are known for their eye catching, bright and vibrant look. I had to see what all the fuss was about so I ordered a few for myself. However, I haven’t yet used them and have now realised I probably won’t. They don’t feel very high quality to touch and you can tell they are in the more affordable end of the market when it comes to brushes. In my opinion, apart from the fan brush I can’t see me using the others! They are a bit like a Monet painting in that the they look great from afar but up close, not so much. One brush was even shedding before I even opened the package and the others feel a little cheap to be honest- the hair reminds me of the hair on the My Little Ponies from 1987!
So that’s it, my news and my haul…. Do you have any of these products? Do you want to see any swatches of any thing here? I think by far the best things here are the MAC and the Becca kits- such great value for money! Check them out.