Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bits 'n' Bobs...

I didn't walk away empty handed with yesterdays visit to Superdrug, one can't help being a make up addict and as soon as I saw '3 for 2' I was sold.

Here's what bits I got...


I have been wanting to get the Revlon 'Facets of Fuchsia' polish for ages, but it's always been sold out, finally it's mine!


It has a black base with tiny fuchsia glitter particles along with hexagonal glitters. It's totally gorgeous, and I can't wait to wear it.


I have never paid attention to the 'Sleek' powders before, but after 1 swipe of the 'Luminous powder' in shade 2 (perfect for NC35 Skin tones) it had to be mine as the colour match just seemed spot on.


There are teeny tiny finely milled glitter particles in it...


But, once you apply it to the skin it almost disappears. I'll let you know if it performs as nice as it looks in a forthcoming post.


Now, the brow kit is what I intended to get as it's brilliant.


It includes a powder, wax, brushes and tweezers all combined in a compact that includes a mirror.


I was sent the darker shade a while ago and have used it everyday since. However, even though I'm brunette I found the dark wax to be too harsh on my face, so I went out and got myself the lighter shade which I prefer. See swatch comparisons below.


On the subject of 'Sleek, I don't know how I found the time, but I depotted my Sleek eyeshadow palettes to potentially get more use out of them, and now they sit comfortabley with their other brands of eye shadow friends.


Lastly I'm wearing Orly's 'Sweet Peacock' on my nails, it's a shade I was sent from their recent 'Birds of a feather' collection. It's a foiled blue that's shot through with silver and has a matte finish, as much as I like it, it's not my favourite from the collection. Plus, yesterday my friend said it was a smurf blue, which I totally agree with however, I'm not sure if that's a good thing. My favourites from their recent collection has to be 'Fowl Play', 'Nite Owl' and 'Sea Gurl'.

I must say it feels nice to be thinking about the colour of my nails after not painting them for weeks! :)


Do you own any of the 'Bits 'n' bobs' I mentioned? If so, what are your thoughts?

36 comments:

Jessica Beautician said...

Recently purchased the Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, I'm in love with it and was over the moon considering it was the last one on the shelf. Never tried anything from Sleek but always hear good things about the brow palette and contour palette. Thanks for sharing! :-) x

nicole(: said...

I love the Revlon Facets of Fushia. I really, really want to try the sleek brow kit, it looks pretty decent. Great post(:

Computergirl said...

Ooo Fushia looks amazing- and Orly really suits your skin tone. I have Sleek's luminous powder and love it. So pretty, and practical. I have had mine for probably about a year now and the compact is really sturdy- no broken powder or spillage. Really good for such a cheap price xx

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

Such a good idea to depot the Sleek palettes.
Are they magneted or did you have to add the magnet to out them on the Z palettes? X

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Winda Tiodang said...

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and of course i will folback!:D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ ,please list me on twitter, so i will know u're my follower!! ;)

i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^
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PinkGlitter said...

I'm loving that Revlon nail polish. I can't resist hexagonal glitter or glitter nail polish in general. I'd love to try the Sleek eyeshadows (and blushes). WIsh they were available in stores here in the US. Last time I checked, it was only available online.

x-Makeup-Meoww-x said...

love the look of the brow kits!.
-x

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Lea Dee said...

Facets of Fushia is a gorgeous nail varnish but it is an absolute 'mare to get off.
The sleek luminous powder i have and love but i use it in a shade darker as a bronzer :)

Jen said...

I tried de-potting a sleek palette once, it went horribly wrong! What do you use to get them out, such a good idea to put them into one palette :)x x x

A Girl and a Beauty Blog said...

such a good idea to depot the sleek shadows. strangely something i have never thought of doing but like you said you will get a lot more use out of them and can actually put them near similar colours xx

Sami said...

Facets of Fuchsia is such a gorgeous nail polish... would love to see a swatch of you wearing it x

sahar awan said...

nail color is such a pretty shade

Been There, Done That, Got The Lipstick. said...

Just last week I picked up Facets of Fuchsia and I'm in love! Lovin' the Orly polish you got, such a pretty colour.
xo

Schnelle said...

The Revlon polish looks really pretty but I love your peacock colored nails. I love my brow kit, I use Benefit's and I really don't know how I ever went without filling in my brows- it makes such a huge difference!

Midnight Violets said...

I have the Brow Kit. I'm not entirely convinced by it though as even the palest one is a little dark for me (ghostly white and blonde!). And being slightly oily sometimes the wax can smudge a bit if I touch my brows - not the best look! But a great price and great for traveling though. And as others have said Sleeks Contour Kit is amazing!

Sara said...

Oh that Orly polish looks so pretty. I've never tried Orly before ever! Must fix that. Facets of Fuschia is one of my Christmas party staples for this year I think!

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Jennifer said...

facets of fuchsia looks like a beautiful colour! x

Misseblog said...

The nail polish looks gorgeous! x

Zoe said...

Ahh i want Facets of Fuchsia but its never in stock, dont even think they sell it in my local store! its so pretty.

http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
xo

Samantha Malkin said...

I might try the brow kit too, I am fairly dark too but the dark one looks much too dark for me.

AllieUK said...

I've been wanting to get a brow kit for ages, will have a look for that during my weekly boots/superdrug shop!!

- Allie x


Allie UK Blog

Aysh said...

Aww great buys hun! I have the Revlon polish...looooooove it! Especially that its such a FAB dupe for the Lippmann one, cheaper too which is always good! :) Interested in how the powder works out? Look forward to hearing your thoughts! :) My friend purchased the brow kit & hers look fab, so may have to go out & pick up one myself :)

Love Aysh xoxo

C.A.R. said...

Love!

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TzeYien89 said...

yep I have that polish in my salon and it is popular....different to other blues I own. but i'd like to try the slelek eyebrow kit though...can't live without filled eyebrows now =P

tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

Muhsine said...

Thank you so much for your commens girls :) x X x

@Mercedes - Thanks, I had to put magnets on the back of them. x

@Jen - I used my straightners and a needle, it was very fiddly but worth it! x

Sd said...

i have that nail polish and its looove!!


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Jhana said...

I'm so tempted to try out Sleek cosmetics! i think your post is the final push!


http://jhanabeautyblog.blogspot.com/

ana said...

I am a nail polish addict and love the Revlon Facets of Fushia. Looks so GORGEOUS!!!
The problem is that don't last too much...

Anyway I have recently purchased a great deal and would like to share it with you because it is simply amazing if you love nails like me..!!

Is £12 for a manicure and pedicure finished with Shellac long-lasting nail polish which last up to two weeks!! Normally costing £50 for both!!! so 76% discount...!!
You should have a look to where I bought it:

http://www.coupobox.co.uk/deal/Leeds/138943-manicure+pedicure+20112911

Great post! :)

T E L I S H A H said...

That Nail Polish looks amazing !!! :)


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lovedesignerskin said...

LOVE sweet peacock, looks like a happy colour xxxx

raxxlove said...

Great idea to put the shadows on pallets. Loved it! when buying my first palette Sleek I remove the package, as you did? teach us! I follow you! Visit me and follow me :)

Ruthy said...

I don't know about you but I get so many compliments when I'm wearing Facets of Fuchsia.
It's simply gorgeous!

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Carina said...

I brought the Revlons Facets of Fuchsia today! Totally love it :)

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