Monday, 28 January 2013

January favourites and a quick Introduction!


I figured that before I go into my first post on this blog I should introduce myself! I'm Amy and I'm from England, I'm an English Language student at Northumbria university and I'm totally obsessed with clothes, make-up and nail varnish. Oh I also love to wear hats...a lot.

This is my face!

I'm sure over the course of me blogging you'll get to know me better, and if you follow my nail around blog here I'm sure you'll know more already! 
Now on to the favourites. I don't actually have that many this month because I haven't been trying out that many new things recently, I tend to stick to what I know. I did make a few purchases this month that I have loved.

First up is the 'new' Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, and oh boy, it's a good 'un.  Since it was released I've been lusting after it as my first UD purchase, after my Sleek respect palette ran out a few days ago I finally caved!

The colours in this are perfect for every day, so many different ideas for using this are going around my brain box and I'm excited to use it more. This beauty has only been in my possession for three days but I couldn't bear to leave it out. The quality of the product inside is totally worth the hefty £20 price tag. Another thing that pleases me greatly about this are that there are four matte shades and only one colour from the set is majorly shimmery. These days I tend not to go full on shimmer, it's not my style, so this was right up my street. There is only one disadvantage, now I want the other Naked Palettes... goodbye wages/student loans!

Next up is the Pixi correction concealer in 'brightening peach'. Don't be scared off by the colour of the product, it really is a bright peachy shade. I think this works amazingly under the eyes for those days where you look half asleep (so that's every day for me then...), it perks up the skin and helps make it look flawless. Also bonus! It's half price in Boots at the moment for £6!

On to lip products, possibly my favourite kind of cosmetic product, I can never have enough. Along with the concealer I bough the succulent lip twin in the shade "Pink Peony", it can be used as a lip or cheek product and is just generally gorgeous.

As you can see there is a kind of dome at the bottom which can be used for a wash of colour, then the product in the tube seems more 'full on'. I get more use just using the dome applicator, it's quick and easy and pretty, what more could a girl want? See the top picture of me to see what it looks like on the lips, again, £6 in Boots!

The second lip product is a lipstick which is NYX lipstick in the colour Orpheus. I fell in LOVE with this colour after I seen it swatched on a blog, I went mad trying to find it on ebay before realising NYX have a UK site. I'm clever guys, real clever...I swear. 

Something tells me people may be put off by this shade, it's purple with loads of silver added to it, like the lip version of the Barry M nail varnish in Silvery Lilac, but it's amazing! I think you have to be having a brave day to sport the look but it actually looks great, and not so scary, once you've given it a shot.

 Last but not least a non make-up item! This is the Superdrug mud therapy raspberry exfoliating mud mask. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes, rinse off and poof, amazingly soft skin! The smell isn't strong, it's just clean, it's nice. It's not apricot and raspberry kernels in it that massage your skin when you apply it which is great for cleaning those pesky pores.

I hope you liked this first post, I have a few lined up but I need to be more organised when it comes to posting things.

Have a great day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Wow i love this blog! :)

    please take a look at my first blog post EVER! feel free to comment, give constructive criticism and give me some ideas for upcoming blog posts :)