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Collection 2000 Cream Puff - Fairy Cake and Angel Delight


posted by Sara ♥

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Hey everyone!

Apologies for the disappearing act - I've been pretty stressed recently with my Uni workload. Its assignment after assignment and then suddenly the exams are going to start.  So yeah, welcome to the ridiculously intense world of a final year student. Thank God its going to be over soon!

Anyway, I thought today i'd show you all these pretty little matte lip creams from Collection 2000; which me and the rest of the beauty blogging world it seems, are rather fond of.

I bought them a good while ago, right in the middle of all the hype surrounding them. And I have to say, they really are worth the praise.


 Top - Fairy Cake, Bottom - Angel Delight


Fairy Cake is a beautiful coral shade which is super wearable and not too harsh looking. 


Angel Delight is a muted pinky brown shade which again, is very wearable and is a must have for natural looks.


I love the texture of these as they'r matte creams which smooth on easily and are very silicone based so feel like a primer. Soft and velvety. 

I like wearing them over a bit of balm or gloss as alone the colour is heavier and I prefer a slightly glossy look. But whichever way you wear them, they look gorgeous. 
The only thing I personally don't like about these is the smell. Its a toffee/fudge/caramel scent which is not my kind of thing at all! But luckily it doesn't linger, so that's alright I guess =)

I wish they came out with more colours as there are only 4 available at the moment and two of them weren't to my tastes. Its very difficult to find a decent matte lip cream at such a brilliant price (only £2.99 I believe) so a more varied shade range would be very much appreciated.

Have you tried any of these out? Which shades top your list or are they a miss?

Have a wonderful week you lot and I'l catch up with everyone soon! =D

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Black and Gold ♥


posted by Sara ♥

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Hey all! Hope you'r doing well? :)

Recently i'v been extremely busy with catching up with friends and family and also trying to shift my pile of Uni work down so I can get it over and done with and then concentrate on revision for my upcoming exams.
Eeek, time just seems to be zooming past! In just over a month, i'l be finished with Uni altogether! Gosh.

After getting a presentation done and dusted, I decided to reward my hard work with a bit of me-time, and of course, that meant pampering my nails! =D

Here's what I came up with after a bit of umm-ing and aah-ing over what design to do and what colours to use.



Nice and simple, black zebra stripes always win ;) 



I painted my nails in Color Club's Where's the Soiree and then stamped over it in Barry M's Gold Foil. Finally I mattified the whole look using Rimmels Matte Topcoat.

This zebra pattern has got to be my all time favorite stamping design ever! Everywhere I went with this mani, someone stopped me and asked to get a closer look! :)

What are some of your favorite, go-to colours and designs when it comes to nails? 

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Topshop Cream Blush Collection


posted by Sara ♥

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I adore Topshop's cream blush. Its one of the most effortless types of blusher out there - easy to apply, foolproof, looks perfect and lasts all day long. 

There was a time when I used to hate anything cream based, due to the fact I have combo/oily skin which makes anything creamy melt right off my face. =/ Eew.
So when I choose cream products, I make sure they are the kind which dry down to a powder finish, don't look dewy on my skin and are packed with pigment.
Most cream blushers, although pretty and so easy to use, are a no-go for me as they lack the qualities which I need for them to last on my skin.

Topshop however, have perfected their cream blush formula down to a tee, making it ideal for any skin type, but especially oily skin which is usually frightened of creams!

I own 4 altogether and love every single one equally... seriously don't make me choose just one! 
I've owned each one for over a year now, so excuse the grubbiness =) 
Oh and yeah, I lost the box for one of them... *sighs*. Am I the only person who keeps the boxes products come in?! I can't help it... I need to have them!




The ones I have are Head Over Heels (perfect pale peach), Nutmeg (pink toned nude), Pinch (blue toned hot pink) and Neon Rose (gorgeous orange toned pink/coral).






The reason I love these cream blushers over the others I've tried, is because they have a cream-to-powder finish, so they dry down perfectly matte and don't budge throughout the day. The colours are also mega pigmented, so only a tiny bit is needed which blends out like a dream. I use a stippling brush or my fingers to apply, usually depending on how much of a rush i'm in!

Head over Heels 

Nutmeg 

Pinch 

Neon Rose

The way I apply with a brush is to dab the bristles in the product and then dab onto my cheeks, not swipe. Keep dabbing to build up the colour and then finish by gently sweeping the brush back towards the outer edges of your face.
With fingers, just load a bit onto finger tips and pat onto cheeks. Keep doing this until you get the intensity of blush you like, and then blend outwards by swiping your finger through the colour you've dabbed on.

Swatches: Head over Heels, Nutmeg, Pinch and Neon Rose.

As you can probably tell from this megaton of a post, I seriously love these blushers! Have you ever tried out Topshop makeup? What do you think of it? Do you own any of these shades or did you pick up another one? 
Spill please! =)

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