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Friday, 31 May 2013

May Favourites and Not-So-Favourites

may favourites


MAC Girl Next Door

girl next door

Anyone who knows me will probably be scratching their head at this entry on my list, but I've been reaching for this a lot! It's a (dupeable) blue based pink, but I've been layering it with just about everything! I've bought tons of pink and purple lip liners recently and I've been using this over them. Also, every man and his dog loves the cute Archie’s Girls packaging! Thanks to Priscilla for sending this to me :)

MAC Nightmoth

mac nightmoth 2

I love this. I just love it. It is fucking rad.

MAC Magenta

mac magenta

Last MAC item for this month, I’ve been wearing this pretty much non-stop since I’ve got it. It’s simply gorgeous and doesn’t budge. 

MUA Undress Me Too Palette

This is kind of an odd one to shout about for me as when I look at the palette, it doesn't make me excited, but I find myself reaching for it pretty much every day. For four quid, you can't beat the quality and useabilty and I won't go away without it now.

Boots Botanics Super Balm

I've basically really liked everything I've ever tried from Boots Botanics and I think they generally do fab skincare for bugger all money, which is something I can't argue with! This is a multi-purpose balm that claims to 'soften, soothe and calm skin in need'. I've not been using it on my skin but I have to say it's the best lip balm I've tried for a long, long time. For a few quid, you get tons as well.

Soap and Glory The Fab Pore

I love me a clay mask from time to time but often find they're really drying on my skin which outweighs any other benefits. This one doesn't dry my skin out at all, and I'm giving it full credit for cleaning up the most hideous spot on my chin ever.

A-Derma Sensifluid Lait Demaquillant

I picked this up in Boots - I can't lie here - because I really liked the bottle. If you like milky, lotion-y makeup removers, or you have sensitive skin, this one is a bloody good bet. I don't like using this type of consitency on my eyes, but it removes face makeup like a dream. Sadly it's not online at Boots, so I don't remember the price, but it was less than £10 for sure.


MUA Undress Your Skin Foundation in Ivory

Hate might be a bit of a strong term but this literally didn’t sit well with me. On inital application it looked nice – better coverage than I was expecting and a nice dewy finish. But it separated horribly on my and for my dry skin that’s kind of weird. I hate to wear skin primers and for the money this cost I really can’t be bothered to find a solution for it.

Benefit They're Real Mascara

I hate this. I hate it. It would be an okay mascara – it seperates pretty nicely actually – but it WON’T COME THE FUCK OFF. It’s not billed as a waterproof mascara and I don’t expect to have to reach for an oily remover to get it off. It has that kind of goopy, gummy texture when you go to remove it and it’s such a pain in the ass. It was a freebie and thank god for that.


What are you loving and leaving this month?


  1. Totally agree They're Real is hard to remove!!

  2. Oh my mascarathon for the perfect one continues! I binned the Benefit freebie and after a month of using Diorshow Extase which got all gooey I tried for the first time ever a Rimmel product:Scandal Eyes is pretty good so far so pretty good! And made a comeback to Vichy's eye make up remover, can't fool=pull my eyes with others! Love the reviews, keep them coming! Kasx

  3. Benefit's For Real is definitely a nightmare to remove. MAC's Nightmoth is stunning!!

  4. Agree about the mascara. I basically have to tear my eyelashes off to get rid of the bastid! x

  5. Still loving the Essence mascara I bought a month ago xD

    Nightmoth is DEFINITELY rad.

  6. Nightmoth and Magenta are awesome. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hates They're Real! It clumped up so badly on me on second coat AND was a total b*tch to remove. Ugh - never again!


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