Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sleek Haul/Review Part 2

In my previous post I wrote about my recent sleek haul and reviewed the face products that I bought, the post got very long so I am going to review the lipsticks that I bought in this post. Sorry it's taken so long to follow up but i've been really busy with college!

Recently I have been obsessed with buying lipsticks and I just couldn't stop myself when I saw the number of colours on the website. The first one that I bought is called 'cherry' and is a dark red/purple. I have been searching for the perfect autumn/winter vampy lip colour and was hoping that 'cherry' would be the one. 

However, it is almost the exact same shade as Revlon's 'black cherry' which I like but just find slightly too purply and dark, and I had hoped that 'cherry' would be slightly more red however it is essentially the same colour. Although they look very different in the bullet and even look slightly different when swatched, on the lips they are complete dupes for each other. I also find that this lipstick tends to bleed more that 'black cherry' so I was slightly disappointed with this purchase.

The second lipstick is called 'OMG' and is a bright orange toned red. I have been lusting after Topshop infrared for what feels like eternity however I thought I would start with a slightly less in your face orange that comes off more as a red. I have yet to wear this out as I feel that it is a more summery colour however when I have swatched it I really like it.

In general I really like the formulation and colours of these lipsticks as they are very pigmented and cremay, however I am still searching high and low for the perfect dark red.

Georgia xo

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Sleek Haul/Review Part 1

The other day I bought a few things from sleek and I thought I would share them with you. There isn't a sleek counter in the Superdrug near me so I ordered them from the Superdrug website as there was free postage.

This was the first time I had bought anything from Sleek and the first thing that I will say is that the packaging is very similar to Nars: matte black that gets dirty very easily. I don't mind this so much but others might so it is something to think about if you are considering buying anything from Sleek. The face products also have large mirrors in the lid which some people may like however I don't tend to use those kind of mirrors so it doesn't really affect my opinion. 

The main reason that I wanted to order from Sleek was to buy this blush, it is called 'rose gold'. I had read that it is a dupe for Nars Orgasm which I desperately want to try but I just can't bring myself to spend £20 on a blush so I decided to try this one. I would describe it as a peachy pink with a LOT of gold shimmer running through it so if you dislike shimmery blushes, this probably isn't for you. I, however, absolutely love it and it has become my essential everyday blush. I think that this blush will look lovely all year round but especially in spring time and I will almost definitely be repurchasing it if I ever run out (which seems unlikely as i've been using it every day for about a month now and it still looks brand new). The formula is super pigmented so you have to be careful not to use too much, however as it is quite a light colour it would not be a disaster if you applied too much.

However the next blush that I received may not be so forgiving. It is called 'pomegranate' and is a purple/pink berry shade with golden shimmer running through it and again is very very pigmented. With this a little goes a long way and because of the darker colour you have to be very careful not too apply too much, however the colour itself is gorgeous and I think that it will be perfect for autumn/winter.

The final product that I am going to review in this post is the sleek contour kit in 'light'. I have always wanted to try contouring however I find it difficult to find a matte blush that is not too orange or muddy, so when I saw this I decided that it would be perfect and bought it. The colour is just right as it is very pigmented but not too dark and can be built up to the amount that you want. I don't tend to use the highlighting shade as the blushes that I use are very shimmery and highlighting however it has been nice on the occasions that I have used it. Overall I love this product and it has become a staple in my makeup bag.

I also bought two lipsticks from Sleek however I think that if I included them this review/haul would get too long so I will be posting a 'Sleek Haul part 2' in the future which includes them.

Georgia xo

Saturday, 5 October 2013

25 facts about me

As this is my first post on this blog I thought I would do a '25 facts about me' post so that anyone reading will get to know a little bit more about me:

1. My name is Georgia
2. I live near Brighton in England
3. I am 16
4. I have one sister called Holly
5. I have a black labrador called max
6. I love makeup
7. I spend hours looking on eBay but have never actually bought anything from there
8. Online shopping is how I end up spending all my money
9. My favourite subject at college is history
10. I love mac makeup but can hardly ever afford it
11. I have always wanted to write a blog but i've only just got the confidence to actually do it
12. I could spend a whole day searching the internet for dupes for mac products
13. My favourite clothes shop is Topshop
14. I love watching youtube videos and reading blogs
15. The main blogs that I read are: whatihearttoday, fleurdeforce, essiebutton and llymlrs
16. My room is always messy but my school work always has to be super neat and organised
17. I am addicted to watching 90210 online
18. I love reading
19. Whenever it gets to winter I become obsessed with coats
20. I love dance and have been dancing since I was two years old
21. In a few months I am going to take my Grade 8 singing exam
22. I have no idea what I want to do when I get older
23. I have written this post in the font 'Georgia'
24. My middle name is Louise
25. I am a bit scared about posting this

I hope this post has helped you learn a little bit more about me and that you keep reading my blog!
Georgia xo