Friday, September 26, 2014

THE AUTUMN TAG!

Hello girls,
you know when you say the right person at the right time, so yesterday sweetheart Holly from HollyDolly tweeted me @mj_sky_glitter that she had tagged me for The Autumn Tag!!

Autumn has just begun, and you can feel it in the air getting chillier, you can see it in the windows of H&M and Zara where sweaters and coats appear...so while we are in the mood, let's get into the tag, thank you Holly!!

1. Coffee - What's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks or any other coffee shop?
My favourite drink from Starbucks is White Chocolate Caffe Mocha, but among their current autumn offerings I love Salted Caramel Mocha

London

2. Accessories - What do you opt for, scarf, boots or gloves?
Boots. Ugg boots for daytime, and leather or suede high-heeled boots for nighttime

3. Music - What's your favourite music to listen to during autumn?
I don't have specific favourite autumnal tunes, anybody does??
But my current favourite songs are Kylie Jenner from Courtlend - I have been listening to it All. Day. Long. for days, its lyrics and beat entertain me to no end hahaha -, and Promises from Ryn Weaver, which I heard for the first time yesterday at H&M, my favourite place both to buy clothes and to discover new music via Shazam!!

picture from https://soundcloud.com/rynweaver

4. Perfume - What's your favourite scent for this time of the year?
I don't have a favourite scent for autumn. I think perfume is very personal and it involves a lot more than just the season. My everyday scent is a mix of Victoria's Secrets Body Mists in Pure Seduction and Love Spell

5. Candles - What scents will you be burning this season?
My favourite autumn candles are Autumn Leaves and Autumn Fruit from Yankee Candle


picture from https://www.pinterest.com/

6. What do you love the most about autumn?
The feeling of the chilly air that tingles your skin, and yes, the smell of candles :)

7. Favourite make up look?
You know I switch up make up looks all the time, and don't generally adjust them to the season or the circumstance. I could sport the same look at a Halloween party or at a Christening where I am the Godmother.
But if there's a shade I wear almost exclusively around this time of the year, that's berry lips.
My favourite berry red lipsticks are Mac Diva and Mac Deeply Adored, you can see swatches and dupes here Mac dupes - Red, bright and dark lipsticks from Sleek

Mac Diva lipstick

8. What are you looking forward to the most in autumn?
Ok, the Earth rotates, and revolves around the Sun, and day and night alternate, and the seasons change, and it would be a waste of energy to have whatsoever opinion on it, because that's just the way it is.
So I accept that autumn comes.
But from accepting it to looking forward to something about it, guys, just NO.
I'm sorry, there's nothing to be looking forward to in having to wear coats when until 2 weeks before you were prancing around in next to your birthday suit to nothing.
Hahaha, I hope I haven't just killed the tag!!! :-D

I had a lot of fun doing this tag!!
And I want to share the fun with

Alicia from Alicia Agneson Devote

Amy - Chic Beauty

Angelica - YouTube channel Beauty News With Angelica - The Autumn Tag

Ella Rose - Ella Rose Crown

Kali - YouTube channel KBrightBeauty - The Autumn Tag

Kimmy - Beauty Isles

Laura - Laura London

Louise - The Beauty Vine

Nikki and Rachel - Precious Wonders

Rachel - YouTube channel Not Two Normal

Sarah - YouTube channel Not Your Typical Dollface

Yang - Yang Loves

Girls please do the Autumn Tag, I want to know what your favourite candle and Starbucks drink are!!
And please if you read this and have done/want to do this tag, leave me the link to it in a comment!
I hope your autumn has begun nicely, I love you girls, I love you Holly and thank you once more for tagging me!! <3
Thank you for reading
Love
MJ



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MAKEOVER AT ILLAMASQUA LONDON FLAGSHIP STORE

Illamasqua Beak Street 20, London

Hello girls,
today I will show you what happened when I visited Illamasqua flagship store and School of Make Up Art in 20 Beak Street, London!! *_*

Illamasqua make up artist are especially renowned for their fearless approach to colour, so I took the opportunity to ask to get my make up done picking a more unusual colour combination, blue eyes and brown lips.

Lovely Chloe was very happy to do it for me, and the products she used on me are:

Incubus eyeshadow - dark matte grey
Stealth eyeshadow - matte cream colour
Alluvium pigment - THE. MOST. BEAUTIFUL midnight blue with a bronze iridescence, which I already had in my collection
Navy eye pencil - deep blue-green
Thrust blush - a grape pink shade
Aurora Gleam highlighter - champagne shade
Buff lipstick - a beautiful and unique brown with a slight purply/grey hue to it, from their gorgeous new Glamore Nude Lipsticks collection <3


Illamasqua

I also got 2 more lipsticks from the Glamore Nude collection:
Tease - a light pink toned beige
Rosepout - a neutral pink toned light brown

Carnaby Street, London

And this was my OOTD for my day in London!!
Top from H&M
Skirt from Zara
Heels from Zara
Handbag from H&M (H&M USA)

Thank you for reading my post girls!!
I'll talk to you soon, in the meantime see you on Instagram @mjintheskywithglitter and Twitter @mj_sky_glitter !!
:-* <3

Love
MJ

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MAC VIVA GLAM RIHANNA 2 LIPSTICK AND LIPGLASS

Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass
Girls I have been waiting for this launch like I have waited for few things in my life!!!

Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass

Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick is a metallic cool bronze.
When swatched or worn on your lips, it reveals a slight purple hue that doesn't show in the tube.

Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipglass is a delicate grey lavender shade infused with pink glitter.

Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass

They are so beautiful and unique, I love them so much!!! <3

Do you like them? Will you be getting them??

They will be my most favourite of my September favourites, in the meantime if you would like to see my August favourites please go to August favourites + Mac dupe!

Love
MJ


Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 2 - from top to bottom: lipstick, lipglass, lipstick+lipglass - from left to right: natural light cool tone, natural light warm tone, flash light

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AUGUST FAVOURITES + MAC DUPE!

My August favourites

Hi girls,
here I'm going to show you what my favourite make up products have been for the month of August!

Sleek Face Form palette in Medium
How convenient a product is for travelling plays a big part in me loving it, so this palette is such a winner!
You could just go with foundation, mascara, lip balm and this, and you would get a full face of make up in no time.
This palette has been my favourite to take my make up from day o night: I used the darker shade for contouring and for eyeshadow, the medium shade to blend and smoke out the eyeshadow and for blush, and the highlighing shade for highlighter on the top of my cheekbones and in the inner corner of my eyes, and MWAH!, perfection.

Dior Skin Flash radiance booster pen in 001
I have always liked this product, but only this month I have had the Epiphany of how incredible it actually is.
I had applied it to touch up my undereye area, while again taking my make up from day to night, and as I was getting ready in my hotel room suddenly some beam of light hit my face and :-O !!!!!!! I had The. Most. beautiful highlight in my face, and the best part was that it looked completely natural as if those vertigo-inducing curves of my cheekbones where the real structure of my face.
Really, I wish I could explain more but words just fail me.

Kiko 3D Instant Volume lipgloss in 216 Pearly Hazelnut
I immediately became obsessed with this new line of lipglosses as soon as I bought them, so I have an entire blogpost about them Kiko 3D Instant Volume Lipglosses
And this shade was love at first sight <3

Nyx Lipliner pencil in 827 Never

Nyx Lipliner pencil in 827 Never
Never??? More like Always!!!!
I have been using this lipliner as a lipstick, filling out my entire lips. It is a very unique deep browny mauve shade, I don't own any lipsticks like this and I would really like to find one!!
Can you suggest some?
The downside of this pencil is that its texture is drying on the lips so I have to keep touching it up with lip balm, but since it's not a lipstick to begin with I am not going to hold it against it.

Illamasqua

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Buff
This is part of my London haul, when I went to visit the Illamasqua flagship store in Beak Street, I will soon write an entire blogpost about it :)))

Mac

Mac Dodgy Girl lipstick
I already wrote an entire blogpost about this lipstick and its Osbourne collection, so please check it out if you want to know more and see what dupe I found, in case you missed out on it :(
Mac Osbourne collection + lipstick dupes!!

I hope your September is being great my friends!! :-*

Love
MJ