Thursday, 8 July 2010

A Dress? No.

I was looking to buy a dress today and I came home without. Instead I managed to come home with these! Talk about distraction! :)

The item I am most excited about is the 'Mac face and body foundation'. I have wanted it for AGES, I have never tried a Mac foundation as I have always been in love with my Bobbi brown bases. I just applied it and it's beautiful. But, it's not for everybody. It has a very sheer finish and doesn't offer much coverage. It sets after a few seconds but it still leaves a very slight luminous finish that looks like healthy skin and not foundation. It's £23 for 120ml which is HUGE.

I got it in the shade C4 even though my shade is C3 as I will get darker in the next few months. As the formula is so sheer, you can't even tell that it's a tiny bit dark for me.



Lovin' The Pink!

I casually browsed through Superdrug and picked up 'Pink Pixie' blush from Sleek, a lipliner from L'oreal studio secrets, a Barry M lipgloss in 'Strawberry Milkshake' and 'Strawberry Ice cream' nail polish.


  • Pink Pixie is a little chalky, but the tester wasn't which is why I picked it up. It's a semi matte bubblegum pink that applies slightly lighter than it looks. It's quite pigmented and can be layered for intensity.
  • Strawberry Milkshake is a GORGEOUS lipgloss, It goes on quite pigmented but with a nude finish, it's very creamy and moisturising and reminds me a little of Mac cremesheens. It smells like sweets and I love it!

  • The L'oreal pink lipliner is just blah.

See swatches...



I also picked up 2 books.

It's not just about wrinkles by Neal B Schultz M.D - Written by a dermatologist who shares his knowledge on how to perfect your skin tone and texture in 4 weeks.


And a Feng Shui book because I'm getting rather into decorating and moving stuff around.



I also popped into Accessorize and got me this love necklace.


This cute wooden comb...



And these pretty wooden bird earrings.



And here's a beautiful shot of Peanut who loves the carpet on the stairs! :)


What did you buy today?

43 comments:

Hannah said...

Ooh lovely buys! I was very proud of myself and walked straight past the Accessorize sale today...think I'm going to have to pop in sometime this week though! haha. xx

Lollipop said...

You got some lovely things, that necklace is adorable. But, as usual, Peanut stole the show! xx

Lipstick Rules said...

Love your purchases! I bought Happy Together blush from In the Groove. That's just what I bought today. LOL.

Perfectly Unordinary said...

Today I bought... nothing! I tried to find a plastic inflatable swimming pool, but no luck! Everything's sold out...
I like the pink haul and the necklace is really cute!

♔ MW said...

i love the stuff u got - great purchases!!
i tried the mac face and body foundation it wasn't for me !!
xx

Muhsine said...

@Hanah well done :) the earings were on sale for £2.50 but the necklace wasn't but it was only £5I'm proud of myself too, I usually would have come home with 10 items mimimum :)

@Lollipop he did indeed :)

dani@callitbeauty said...

i am in love with that wooden comb! strawberry milkshake looks fab too (it even sounds fab, i could use a milkshake right about now!)

great buys!

-dani
http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

Louise said...

Those bird earrings are cute! I wonder if my friend would wear them, it's her birthday tomorrow and am thinking of things to get her!
x

Pinklipssstick said...

oh my god, that comb is soooo cute!

Schnelle Couture said...

you got some great buys. the nail polish and lip gloss are so pretty and so is the necklace! what a unique comb too!
please review the book once you are done with it- it sounds interesting(:

Sara said...

OOoo lovely items doll! I need to try Barry M glosses. Im doing another UK swap within the next week or so, so maybe I will check some reviews out! We should do a swap sometime too pretty ;)

Did you ever get around to making dupes of those earrings?! Still very interested ;) I know you are busy though! Im actually going to go look at your other page now! I havent been there in a long time. ♥
Hope all is going well for you beautiful! Cannot wait for another post from you, I always enjoy them!

Muhsine said...

@Schnelle Couture The skincare book is very interesting I haven't been able to put it down. They have a few before & afters in the book, might do 1 too :)

@Sara We should def do a swap, I haven't made anything lately :( but, there's a stall that sells peruvian earrings and these ones are quite similar but they are all cream and white, no green. I should be able to get these.

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Tali said...

Great post!
Im loving all the pink.. i am also feeling the pink and strawberry vibe. My friend has this slightly milky pink dress that i just cant believe is last years.. to die for and very on your theme!!
xx

Muhsine said...

@Tali noooo, I went everywhere today french connection, reiss, karen millen - EVERYWHERE either they don't have it in my size or it's the wrong colour. I'm rummaging through my entire wardrobe tonight, if not then tomorrow I am on the hunt again. my feet hurt :( xx

BeautyGeeek, Kishmat-Lola said...

wow great purchases...lovin the pink! All much better than a dress surely :) The books look interesting too, would love to hear more about the wrinkles one x

Salma said...

Loving those pink items you got.

Question: What MAC product do you recommend for a newbie like me?

Hell Notes for Beauty said...

great buy and swatches. The comb is so me! Love it. I also have a few books on feng shui very interesting stuff you learn when doing feng shui. You will love it.

Agatha said...

Peanut is looking just as handsome as always. That lipgloss looks great.

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Hinna said...

Love this post! It makes me want to do fresh and girly makeup! That necklace is so very lovely also xxx

Muhsine said...

@Salma I would say get a lipstick - creme d'nude or Hue if you like nudes, a blush well dressed or dollymix if you like pink and a few eyeshadows - naked lunch, cork, romp and carbon. There's too much to list :) xx

Muhsine said...

@Hinna doesn't it just, I'm painting my nails as I type :) xx

Rhamnousia said...

I love that comb!

I'd keep it as a decorational piece because it's too dainty to use.

Muhsine said...

@Rhamnousia it's actually quite sturdy, it was only £1.75 I think it's from the kids range, not sure. I'm going to be proud pulling it out of my bag :D

Dreams That Glitter said...

Oooooh I have that comb! I absolutely adore it!

xoxo

StyleFrost said...

That feng shui book looks interesting! Great haul! x

Hello Barbie said...

Ohhh, the Barry M products look super pink thus super gorgeous!!

Today I bought some feather earrings from the Accessorize sale, some MUA nail paints, some facial tanning product from L'Oreal, some basic shampoo and conditioner and a Rimmel nail paint.

PS/ Peanut is a big, big, big CUTIE! xxx

mel said...

Loved the things you bought ! that Barry Lipgloss looks so nice :) x

LilyLipstick said...

Pixie Pink looks so, so pretty :) x

Adele said...

hey i love your haul! i have the barry m strawberry colour polish too and its one of my favourites, if you have opi's rosy future or a shimmery sheer nail paint this looks great on top of it! I also have that lip gloss too I thought it would look fab on top of saint germain and barry m's 101 :) xx

Kim said...

I love mac face and body! and its huge and lasts forever!

StuddedLilly said...

awww everything looks absolutely adorable here! the pink, the interesting books, accessories AND Peanut!! lucky girl! :)
and today, I've been making jewelry for my Etsy shop! fun time.
xxjess

Adeline said...

Awesome buys! :) I like Strawberry Milkshake (might grab one for myself :D) and the necklace!!!

Just bought myself a couple of books online too! Gotta switch my attention to something else cos I am on a make up ban :(

xx

Alice said...

I love this post. :) The necklace and earrings are adorable.

Sarah said...

Your dog is gorgeous!
I bought Sleeks Pixie Pink a few months ago and ♥ it! xx

Jennifer said...

I love the 'Love' necklace, i bought one very similar in the topshop sale yesterday!! :D.. its soo cute :).. Iv also got the Barry M nail paint in the same colour although i find it too thin to wear on my nails as it takes several applications to get a thick coverage and even then it still isnt as even as i would expect!!.. disapointment there from Barry M... x

"L" said...

Love your buys, especially the lip liner and nail. No shopping for me today :P

Ulaaa said...

I love the lipgloss, it looks beautiful! I also purchased that nailpolish the other day and to be honest I was dissappointed with is application :( It needs a good 3 coats to look decent.. ish! :D Haha lovely post xxx

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Style Souk said...

I do this all the time...!

I pop out to buy some milk and return home with armfuls of purchases as though I've committed armed robbery in Selfridges.

My poor boyfriend (and bank manager!) despair.

I always play with MAC'S Face and Body but have been too scared to buy. Does it transfer onto your clothing?

Sarah x

P.S: Peanut is ADORABLE! I'm bringing my puppy home in a few weeks and couldn't be more excited. :0)

STYLE SOUK - Fashion and Beauty Blog

glamour rouge said...

I'd love to read your review on the beauty book, Also love the comb and the love necklace, cute :)

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Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

that's what happens to me all the time, lol - love your new items, I so need to get my MAC face and body foundation color!

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