Friday, 29 October 2010

Twilight & Simple Beauty

So I was the very lucky winner this week of a whole ton of Twilight goodies from the lovely website Simple Beauty. I entered a competition in their newsletter and landed my self this whole stash of goodies...

They kindly sent me a copy of Eclipse, copy of New Moon on DVD, Twilight nail varnish in Red Velvet, Limited edition Twilight New Moon lip venom, Just Bitten lip staining balm in lullaby and rapture. All of which are SO gorgeous!

I am a massive Twi-Hard (and proud of it!) so this was just the perfect prize. I'm going to try and do a post this weekend with swatches as I've already bought quite a few of their nail varnishes already which are great.

Models Own

So I placed my first order with Models Own this week after I saw the gorgeous new colours that they released. I ordered five colours and it only cost me £15.91 which I think is a freaking bargain! They do a great deal that if you buy 5 polishes you save £7 and then I had a 10% discount code too as it was my first ever order. So price wise I was pretty darn pleased with that!

I ended up getting (l-r) Vintage Pink, Grace Green, Mushroom, Purple Ash and Peach Puff.

These colours are just so gorgeous and creamy. I love them all and it's just far too hard to pick a favourite. I originally was interested after seeing their geniusly named "Car Key" collection, which are kind of supposed to be dupes of the Chanel Khaki collection. Grace Green and Purple Ash are from that collection and I have to say that they're not that dupey, the green is similar to Khaki Vert but lighter, I really like it. And I love Purple Ash more than Khaki Rose, it's such a pretty colour.

Another thing I love about these colours is that they go on really well, you could get away with one coat if you were in a hurry and they'd still look good. They also dry REALLY quickly, and properly, not touch dry and then smudge when you think they're ok... that happens to me a lot. I'm impressed that I really attacked my nails but there was no shifting that colour.

(l-r) Grace Green, Mushroom, Purple Ash, Vintage Pink and Peach Puff

The only thing I thought that was weird about the Models Own nail varnishes was the smell... they smelt funny, not like normal nail varnishes. I think perhaps it could be because they're not “big 3 free” but I don't know. It was weird. But not enough to put me off buying again.

Overall I'm really pleased with these despite the weird smell. The consistency and application was great, the colours are gorgeous and they were a bargain.

A+ Models Own... I shall be buying from you again!

Wear it Pink

It's Wear it Pink day everyone! Hope you've all been wearing pink and raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign today. I've been working on organising various Wear it Pink events for the past 2 months which culminated last week in a huge Wear it Pink party and auction in which we raised £5000. It was an awesome evening and as it's Wear it Pink today we had another raffle and we've raised a load more money today. I can't wait to add it all up and see our final total for such an important charity. One of my fellow PA's is off at the moment, recovering after breast cancer, so it's a really important charity to me and the girls. Hope you all have had similar successful days today!

I shall leave you with a rather drunken pic of me at the Wear it Pink party last week... note the two drinks in my hands...

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Chanel le vernis Paradoxal

Just a quick post before bed to show you guys what I naughtily purchased yesterday. Yes, more Chanel, this time its the colour I swore I wouldn't buy, Paradoxal. It's a dark purple grey ish colour. I said I didn't want but then I found it in debenhams and I couldn't say no. As always it goes on beautifully and looks fab.

I really am addicted I know. Oh well, off to bed.
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Chanel Le Vernis Riva

So the awesome blog Lacquerized has posted an exclusive from Chanel of another new nail varnish launch for 2011 and OH MY it is so gorgeous!

For all of the details head over to Lacquerized... you should head over there anyway cuz it's an awesome blog.

Guh, I want that nail varnish now. I'm such a wh0re for Chanel!

Barry M

So I FINALLY got my hands on the Barry M instant nail effects "Crackle" nail varnish. Thank you pay day, oh how I've been waiting for you!

This stuff is amazing, it's just so much fun to paint on. I'm wearing Orly in "Basket Case" (which is my new ultimate fav pink colour) with the Barry M on top to give the funky cracked look. It dries to a matt finish so I then put a Rimmel top coat over it to make it nice and shiny.

I also bought a new rapid drying spray today from Superdrug by Elegant touch. It cost £2.85 for 125ml which I thought was nice and cheap. It worked really well and touch dried my nails really quickly. Normally those sprays make my hands greasy but this didn’t leave much of a residue so I'd definitely recommend for those of you who don't have time to sit around to wait for your nails to dry!

I also may have accidentally bought Chanel Paradoxal... really shouldn't have done that but I couldn’t stop myself! Also got Chanel's Rouge Allure gloss in insolence too! BAD LULU! I'll do a post of both of them tomorrow, for now I'm off to the pub... I have a day off and I'm gunna enjoy it!

Monday, 25 October 2010

mascara = beauty

So this morning I received this email...

Dear Aunt Lip Gloss Voodoo.

I am an avid reader of your blog and would like some beauty advice, please. I am looking for a new mascara (as my mascara of the last 100 years has finally dried out) and I would like to purchase a new one, however I do not know what to buy as there is just too much to choose from. I would like one that is fairly subtle, definitely not clumpy. What would you suggest?

Confused reader

OK so it actually was from my best friend but who am I to hold that against her. I thought I'd share my response with you guys too...

I prefer Auntie but whatevs! :p

I would recommend one of the body shop mascara's. I love their Big and Curvy mascara but I think as you like yours a bit more subtle then you should go for Divide and Lengthen. They're really good and very reasonably priced.

If you did want to branch out and spend more money then the best mascara is Lancôme's Hypnose but it's more expensive (£20) but it really is the best mascara I've ever used.

You can't go wrong with The Body Shop ones, they've really improved them and I love them. Plus good for the environment and all that!

Much love,
Lipgloss Voodoo

So there you have it. I can't live without mascara. I literally would not leave the house with it on and I normally have about 6 different ones on the go at once!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

MAC Bad Fairy.

I'm bored at my brothers, looking after my niece and nephew so thought I'd paint my nails. Grabbed my new MAC mail varnish from the venomous villains collection in the colour Bad Fairy. It's a really pretty red / Orange colour that is super glittery. I put 2 costs on and its goes on very smooth, not rough at all which sometimes glitter nail vanishes can be. It also dries quite quickly which is great. Overall I really like it, its just so shiny!
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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

MAC Venomous Villains... delivered to my door!

IT ARRIVED TODAY!!! I am beyond giddy. My MAC Venomous Villains purchases arrived today at work and oh boy was I pleased!!

It's all so pretty. The packaging, the products... gorgeous! I only got stuff from the Maleficent range as I loved it the most and ran out of money to buy the other things I wanted but I'm really pleased with my purchases.

So I ended up getting the Nail Polish in "Bad Fairy", Lipglass in "Revenge is Sweet", Beauty Powder in "Briar Rose" for myself and Mineralize Eye shadow Duo in "My Dark Magic" for my best friend... early Christmas present!

Reviews to come next week but for now just pictures of them in all their glory!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Jergens Naturals

So I’ve been trying out a new product for the past week… Jergens Naturals Total Nourishment Body Moisturiser.

Jergens Naturals is hugely popular in the US and they launched over here in the UK last year and have really been having a huge advertising push (they’re even the sponsors of The Wedding House which I’m currently watching!). They currently have 5 versions of their Body Moisturiser and I decided to try out the Total Nourishment Body moisturiser as my skin can be very dry at times.

I’ve been using it every day and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It looks healthier, fresher, softer and not as dry. I’ve definitely noticed the difference on my elbows where the skin is always really dry which is fab! The moisturiser smells divine but it isn’t too overpowering that it interferes with my perfume.

It soaks into my skin really quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling too sticky like some moisturisers do. You really don’t need too much of it either so I think this big bottle will last me a while.

It costs £4.99 for 200ml. Compared to other moisturisers in the same price range I think Jergens is really great, definitely a new firm favourite.

-The Fine Print –
Sample kindly sent to me by PR for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Andrea Fulerton nail polish

So when browsing through Stylist magazine the other week I saw this gorgeous nail colour by Andrea Fulerton which is currently available from Superdrug. It’s called Julia and is a gorgeous kind of brick rose colour. It costs £4.99 but the bottle is quite small (5.5ml) so really for the amount you get it’s priced along the same lines as OPI and Nails Inc. I really liked the formula to this.It goes on beautifully, not too thick and not too thin. You could get away with one coat if you were in a hurry and it’d still look great.

I bought another couple of colours so I’ll post those when I get a chance too. Overall I was really pleased with this colour and would definitely buy more from the range.

Give and Make Up

A few of the lovely ladies on twitter have got together and come up with a great idea to help up women around the UK who are in some really terrible situations.

The idea is to donate beauty and personal hygiene products to women around the country who are in need of help from the charity Refuge. They want to collect as much as possible and get it to the people who need it.

More info is over here and please also follow Give and Make Up on twitter.

Hopefully we can all help out the women who so desperately need it so please go check it all out!

MAC Venomous Villains

It's launched!! Everyone head over to MAC now and get it before it's sold out! I managed to get everything I wanted thankfully!

I am beyond giddy right now!!

MAC Venomous Villains

Anybody else waiting in anticipation for MAC's online launch of the MAC Venomous Villains collection? It's an awesome collaboration that they've done with Disney and I've been waiting for this release for months now! I cannot wait, fingers crossed I manage to get the products I want as everything will blatantly sell out in seconds!

I rang their customer service and the guy told me that it will be available online from 2pm today so everyone get prepared. If you haven't seen the collection then check out Temptalia as she's done a ton of reviews and posts on it so you can figure out beforehand what you want.

I'm mostly after the bits in Maleficient collection. Anybody managed to get their hands on it already? What bits do you think look the best?

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Selling stuff.

So in order to try and raise money to be able to afford to buy some of the MAC Venomous Villains collection that comes out on Monday I am selling some stuff on eBay! So if you're interested please go buy/bid!

Benefit B Spot perfume

The Body Shop Foundation Brush

Apple iPod nano in Pink (5th gen)

OPI Alice in Wonderland mini collection

Ah, desperate times call for desperate measures!