Monday, 27 July 2009

Update! Morrisons bargains!

Hi there!

I'd like to let you all know that Morrisons have Aussie Shampoo's and Condtioners for half price at the moment. This makes them a bargain price of £1.70 each. I normally use Paul Bryan shampoo and conditioner but I couldn't pass this bargain up! I bagged myself the shampoo and conditioner for long hair and it smells wonderful!

I have also recently picked up some Bliss Softening Socks and Sock Salve.



My feet still aren't sandal ready so I'm hoping this will improve them a great deal. I'll let you know how they get on. The salve smells soo good! Very refreshing.

Bryden xx

Friday, 24 July 2009


I was running a few errands today and had to stop round my old flat to do some cleaning so I wanted a low maintenance natural look.

Here are the results:



The photos have washed me out a little as I was in front of a window but this is what I used:

Clinique Superfit foundation - Shell
Benefit Bo-ing concealor - Lite
Maybelline Dream Matt powder - 02 Rose Ivory
MAC Blush - Tippy

Revlon Vital Radiance primer
Bourjois Waterproof eyeshadow - Kaki Branche (all over the lid as a base)
Chilli Pepper eyeshadow quad - The brown collection. (I used the lightest colour all over the lid)
MAC Lucky Tom palette - Lucky Tom (in the crease)
Prestige Waterproof eyeliner - Black (in the waterline)
Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara - Black

MAC Lip conditioner - Pink Fish

I'm aware the colours aren't really showing well. I'm going to try some better lighting for next time.

Bryden xx

Monday, 20 July 2009

Running out!

I am definitely not like the fact that my favourite lip glass is running out and unfortunately it's a cremesheen lip glass in Boy Bait.


I've checked ebay and there's nothing on at the moment and I really regret not buying back ups. I do think it's quite similar to underage lip glass but this applies really fool proof and is more sheer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gloss.

What's a girl to do?

I need to find a really good dupe fast!

Bryden xxx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Questions and Answers

I found this on Zoella's blog and wanted to have a go myself. Here we gooo...

* What’s your favourite eye shadow colour to wear? Any shimmery lightish brown. I really love Mac All That Glitters and Half Baked from Urban Decay.
* What’s the one product you wouldn’t leave your house without? Lip balm. Any brand.
* What’s your favourite makeup look ? Winged eyeliner and pale pink lips.
* Which feature do you play up the most? Lips. I like to wear brighter lip colours on nights out. During the day I like to keep it safe.
* Which feature do you try to downplay/cover up? I try to hide my dark circles but I haven't found the perfect product just yet.
* Your favourite makeup brand, if you could pick only ONE to exist? Probably Mac. I don't know what I'd do without Studio Fix Fluid.
* Which product have you re-purchased OVER and OVER again? Carmex, Mac Studio Fix and Prestige waterproof eyeliner pencil.
* Which product would you NEVER repurchase again and why? Collection 2000 mascara. I can't remember the name but it's in orange packaging and is very very goopy.
* One beauty treatment you would always PAY to have done? Bikini Wax.
* One beauty treatment you would NEVER pay to have done? Eyebrow waxing or threading.
* One beauty trick you can share with everyone? I don't have anything original but I use the cold water trick for making sure my nail varnish is dry before going to bed.
* Best advice you've ever been given regarding beauty and makeup? After visiting the Clinique counter the woman advised me to always remove make-up before washing you face. I didn't believe it at first but it really has improved my skin. Oh and MOISTURISE!

Colour Craft Haul

Hi there,

I had 6 empty Mac containers so I decided to get along to Mac and hopefully get my hands on the Colour Crafted lipstick from the Colour Craft Collection. I recently saw a video by LucyMarie85 on youtube where she showed the Colour Crafted lipstick and I immediately wanted to have it. It is such a lovely pink colour. It's bright but very wearable. It's already sold out online so a Mac store was my best bet and they had it! There was a little confusion with the girl who served me and the conversation went as follows:
''Hi can I get one of the Colour Crafted lipsticks from the Colour Craft collection?''
''Yeah sure, Which one?''
''Colour Crafted''
''Ok.. which colour are you after..?''
''Colour Crafted''

I got there in the end.


I also picked up Style Demon Blush from the same collection which wasn't in my previous wish list. The blush itself is a brick red colour with gold veining. It is sooo pretty and very pigmentated. I've been using a fan brush with this product to be sure I achieve a wash of colour on my cheeks.


I don't normally go for these types of colours but it was too pretty to pass up. I originally wanted the Daft Pink (love that name!) blush and I still might pick that up if they have any left. I have seen a few videos on youtube where people have been raving about the product and a few have said it's more of a shimmer and doesn't have much colour. If this is the case, Is it really worth having?

Swatches -


Left - Colour Crafted
Middle - Style Demon
Right - Style Demon sheered out

I wasn't really impressed with anything else in the collection so I think that will be that. I am still interested in the Honey Salve from the Naked Honey Collection so I will be getting that on pay day if there is still some left. That will be the only product I will get from that collection too. I really wasn't loving the perfume fragances.


Friday, 10 July 2009

MAC - Naked Honey and Colour Craft

It's that time again when MAC brings out a couple more collections and it couldn't come at a more worse a time for me. I've just settled into my new house and I am very strapped for cash at the moment. I really like the look of the mineralized products in the Colour Craft collection and a couple of products from Naked Honey.

I've been eyeing up -

Colour Craft
Natural flare E/S
Assemblage E/S
Colour crafted lipstick
Made with love lipstick
Trimming talk lipstick
Daft pink blush

Naked Honey
Naked honey perfume
Skin salve

I've been going off what I have seen soo far on youtube as I haven't been able to have a chance to check out the products in person so things may change. I will post when I am able to get my hands on a few of these goodies!

Take care!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Mac Questionnaire!

I've seen a few blogs with this on and I wanted to get involved! Enjoy!

How long have you been using Mac?
Since I was 18. For 5 years now.

What was your first Mac product?
Studio Fix Fluid in NW15

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
Studio Fix Fluid. I always see myself coming back to it.

What's your least favourite Mac product?
Zoom Lash mascara. HATE it.

Do you own a Pro Card?

Your Mac foundation shade:

Your favourite Mac-Foundation:
Studio Fix Fluid


Speed dial cremesheen

Cremesheen Boy Bait. I need to get my hands on another one of these! I wish I had gotten a back up when I could.

Blacktrack Fluidline.


Nail Lacquer:
I have the Hello Kitty On the prowl varnish. I don't find it to be anything special formula wise. I prefer other brands such as Barry M for nail varnish.

Pro Product:
I don't have one.

Prep + Prime Skin:
Never used.

Full Coverage Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Sculpt Foundation:
AWFUL. Broke me out. However, I do like the finish. I use this for special occassions.

Face + Body Foundation:
Never used.

Mineralize Satin Finish:
Don't like it. Made me feel greasy and the coverage wasn't great for me.

Studio Fix Fluid:
LOOOVE this! Covers well and lasts for ages.

Hyper Real Foundation:
Never used.

Select SPF15 Foundation:
It's alright. Nothing special.

Studio Tech Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Fix Powder:
Love this. I haven't had the guts to use this alone. I normally use this to set my foundation.

Studio Stick:
Never used.

Hyper Real Pressed Foundation:
Never used.

Beauty Powder:
I have Alpha Girl and Pretty Baby from the Hello Kitty collection. I use Alpha Girl as a blush but I'm not sure on how to use the other one. I like how the Alpha Girl works as a blush.

Sculpting Powder:
Never used.

Shaping Powder:
Never used.

Loose Blot Powder:
Never used. Not a fan of loose powders.

Pressed Blot Powder:
I like this.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural:
My favourite powder. I love the finish and it gives a little coverage as well. I would recommend this to anyone.

Mineralize skinfisish:
I used to use these all the time. I like them but I sometimes find them a little too much.

Bronzing Powder:
Never used.

Powder Blush:
Love the ones I have. Haven't came accross a bad one yet.

Never used but I would like to.

Mineralize Blush:
Really beautiful finish & consistencies. Love dainty, it's so beautiful!

Gel Blush:
I got Just a Pinch gel blush from the A Rose Romance collection. I like it but I don't find myself reaching for it all the time.

Cream Color Base:
I really want to try these.

Studio Sculpt Concealer:
Love this. Covers well and you don't need a lot of product.

Select Cover Up Concealer:
I like this. I have this in the wrong shade though as I bought it online. It's a little too light for me. I still use it from time to time though.

Select Moisture cover Concealer:
Never used.

Studio Finish Concealer:
Never used.

Studio Stick:
Never used.

Lip Erase:
Never used and I don't want to. I think it's a little bit of a waste of money.

Tinted Lip Conditioner:
I like these.

Great range of colours. My fave is Speed Dial as mentioned before. I'd like to buy more cremesheen finishes.

I find them ok. I think they're a little sticky.

See Thru Lip Color:

Very nice. I'm overly fond of glitter on the face but I find these to be very pretty.

Cremesheen Glass:
I like these. They are sheer but I really like the consistancy. Less sticky then a lip glass.

Lip Gelee:
Never used.

Lip Pencil:
Never used. I tend to buy cheaper liners as I don't use them that often.

Solar Bits:
Never used but I'm thinking about buying some from Style Warrior.

Nail Lacquer:
Nothing special.

I heard about of mixed feelings about these so I decided to try them for myself. I got Cake Shop from the Sugarsweet collection. I loovvee the colour but I find them quite 'blah' performance wise.

Never used.

Paint Pots:
Constuctivist was one of my first Mac products and I used it alone for a very long time. I love paint pots as a base and on their own.

Eye Shadow:
Great product. Haven't had a bad one yet.

Never used. SHOCK HORROR. I really want to buy some but I am always put off by the price. If I do ever buy one I think my first will be vanilla.

Never used.

Eye Kohl:
I have used a friends breifly. I liked it but I prefer my prestige waterproof.

I reallly want to try these.

Love this. I always try other liners, make a mess and end up breaking out the Blacktrack to fix it.

Liquid Last Liner:
Never used.

Lustre Drops:
I looked at them in the current Style Warrior collection. I liked them but I think I could find dupes for them in cheaper brands.

False Lashes:
Have used. I find that they irritate my contact lenses though so I don't use them anymore.

ProLash Mascara,Zoom Lash Mascara,Plush Lash Mascara, Dazzle Lash Mascara:
I've used ProLash and Zoom. I hate them.

What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
A bought a lot from A Rose Romance and Hello Kitty so I'd say it was between those two.

Which Mac collection, in your opinion, do you think was disappointing, if any?
I'm going to say Style Warrior. A lot of the colours are ones I personally would not wear.

What products do you think Mac are missing?
A good mascara!!!

Friday, 3 July 2009



Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I've been currently moving house. It's been sooo hot in Newcastle at the moment. Due to this I have picked up a new make up item. I picked up the Maybelline mineral foundation. I haven't used it much but soo far I can see that it isn't covering up the blackheads on my nose very well. It's almost like the blackheads are absorbing the mineral make up. It's really odd. I'm going to try it with a primer and see if that makes a difference.