Sunday, 19 May 2013

Birthday Make Up Haul!

Hello everyone! As I may have mentioned once or twice, it was my birthday on Thursday. Some of my lovely friends and family - who have really spoilt me this weekend - got me some make up items, and I also bought some as a little treat for myself, so I thought I'd give you a quick run through of them and my initial first impressions!

Max Factor Eyeshadow in Bronze Haze

This is a gorgeous dual-ended cream eyeshadow stick, which is perfect for travel make up. I love the colours - the champagne colour makes an excellent brow highlight and the brown is dark enough for a lid liner. A really great duo. 

Soap & Glory Glow Job Moisture Lotion

As a Soap & Glory addict, I was really excited to receive this, even though I'm pretty sure my friend just bought it because of the funny name! It's a face moisturiser which contains little beads of fake tan which pop when you rub them onto your face. It's very odd when you first use it, but actually gives a really nice bronze effect.

Soap & Glory Daily Double Eyeshadow Pencil

Also by Soap & Glory, this is another dual ended eyeshadow stick with a shadow colour and a liner stick. I'm not sure how I'd use the liner as it's very thick - I'd probably use it as a lid colour. They're both nicely pigmented and great colours.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish

I got these amazing speckled nail polishes in the colours 'Shooting Stars' (the midnight blue) and 'Rain Forest Canopy' (the dark turquoise). I absolutely love how these look on the nails...this is with 3 coats and I think it looks really different and interesting. I definitely want to get more colours from this collection!

Clinique Chubby Stick Eyeshadow

These are brand new - I'd seen the chubby sticks for lips before but never for eyes. I got 01 Bountiful Beige and 03 Fuller Fudge. These are so gorgeous - soft, nicely pigemented and easy to blend. I've been wearing them constantly!

Maxfactor Lipfinity

I've wanted to try the MaxFactor lipfinity lip colour for ages, but have never got round to it, so I can't wait to try this!

Rimmel Nail Polish in 405, Rose Libertine

I got this nail polish after seeing EssieButton rave about it and she was not wrong. I wore this on my birthday and absolutely love it. It's so cheap and so pretty...go buy it! Go!

Let me know if you've tried any of this make up, and what you think of it! Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday evening!



  1. Your nails look really pretty with the Maybelline polishes.
    Have never tried any products from the Soap and Glory range so will look out for them when I'm next shopping!

    Becky xx

  2. Ahh I looked at this nail colour yesterday, and ended up putting it back for a blue colour... now you've convinced me to go back and get that one too haha! x

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  4. I use to use Maxfactor lipfinity everyday when I was a little younger. I love love love it. It really does stay on, but I'd totally recommend carrying a lip balm with you ALL the time, although it comes with a balm/gloss end it still found my lips a little dry!

    Beauty Baroness ☮♥

  5. Those chubby sticks for the eyes look amazing! Cant wait for you to review them :)

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  6. Happy belated birthday! I've been meaning to try the Chubby Sticks for awhile. Do you have any issues with creasing?

    Jillian/ Jillicious Cosmetics

  7. Rose Libertine is such a gorgeous colour xx

  8. the rimmel nail polish shade is lovely :)

    xx Jeeshan

  9. Such lovely gifts! Hope you had a great Birthday!

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

  10. Oooh aren't you lucky! I love the nails! Oh, and happy birthday :) x

  11. Wow! Lovely blog! I adore those Maybeline polishes! Have seen them on a couple of blogs now and am adding them to my wish list! Keep up the good work lovely & I have you had a super birthday!


  12. Cool Birthday gifts hope you had a blast. Pretty nails color.

  13. Wow those maybelline nail polishes look great!
    Hope you had a good one! :)
    Yinyin xx


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  15. I love the nailpolish! It's awesome!


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