Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Look what came in the post today!

I've been shopping on eBay again and this is what I bought:
Chantecaille La Baleine Blue for eyes
I've already had the face palette, so now I have the pair. Aren't they just gorgeous? I love Chantecaille's palettes, as you know I own a good few. Of course they are almost too pretty to use, so will be sitting in my drawer untouched for a while yet. Why buy something so expensive just to look at it you ask? That's collectors for you. :) I use plenty other cosmetics I own, but some of these I just can't touch, they'd be spoilt immediately. Maybe I'll be able to buy a back up for these like I did for my Protected Paradise palettes and then I'll use them. :) I know, I'm crazy.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Look what came in the post today!

Other than Mac MSFs I also collect Guerlain Meteorites Voyage powders (as well as Meteorites balls, as you've already seen in a previous post here) and I've recently bought a limited edition brand new in box compact on Ebay for just £39.99! :) These compacts retail for about £100, so this is a great price, especially as the one I bought isn't available anymore in shops. It is the Winter Radiance compact. I've already got a refill in the same shade, but it is lovely to have the proper compact. Here's a picture of my new Guerlain Meteorites Voyage powder: And this is my whole collection of Meteorites powders (plus my Sheer Terracotta Powder which has the same design). Aren't they just gorgeous? :)

Sunday, 21 June 2009

MSF love

I've recently acquired two new MSFs, thanks to some lovely ladies on MUA. My new additions are Shooting Star and Naked You. I'd already had a Naked You, but it arrived broken in the post, so I needed to get a new one. :)
Naked You MSF
Shooting Star MSF
And this is my MSF collection to date. I am still missing Stereo Rose, and I have a couple of back-ups (the broken Naked You, another Light Flush - my favourite MSF) and a New Vegas which I want to swap as I don't use it that much). If anyone out there has a Stereo Rose they don't want, please let me know! :)
Edited to add: My new Soft and Gentle MSF came in the post today (sorry, no picture) and I've managed to buy a Stereo Rose MSF from a lady on MUA, so eagerly awaiting its arrival. I will update my collection picture when it arrives. :)

Thursday, 18 June 2009

MAC Color Craft collection preview!

I've managed to buy two items from the upcoming Mac Color Craft collection thanks to my friends on Ebay. :) Cheek & Cheerful mineralized blush came today in the post and I also got Crazy haute lipglass. They are both lovely and pigmented, Cheek & Cheerful is a lovely bronzy colour (with gold veining and lots of shimmer) and Crazy Haute is a lovely dark pink colour. The lipglass is very different to the Sugarsweet collection's tri-colour lipglasses, partly because it is pre-mixed, and partly because it is really nice and pigmented. I'm really looking forward to this collection coming out as I love mineralized stuff. :) See product images and swatches below. Enjoy!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Buy one get one free on Dior palettes! (Not really)

I went shopping today (I do that rather a lot) and this is what I bought:
5 colour Dior designer palettes in Navy and Nude Pink
Collection 2000 Mosaic Glow powder in Gold
The reason I ended up getting one Dior palette free is that after paying for the first one I realised that I had enough points on my Advantage Card to get the other one absolutely free (thank you Boots)! Which is just as well because I couldn't decide between the Nude Pink and the Navy palette, but as I'd just bought the Electric Lights palette which is blue, I opted for the pink one, but then HAD to go back for the other one. I absolutely love the shimmery powder on the top right of the palette, both shades are gorgeous and very wearable. To be honest, I loved the other two palettes too (nude and smokey), so will need to keep an eye out for those on MUA and eBay. :) I already own a lot of Dior 5-colour-palettes and I really like them, so am really looking forward to using these too. Here's my collection of Dior palettes as of April this year:

The other thing I bought is Collection 2000's Mosaic Glow powder in Gold. I already own one powder similar to this, which is a bronzy colour, and gives nice glowing finish, but it's not really a bronzer (which is just as well as I don't really do bronzers). This one is more gold in colour and gives a lovely shimmery finish, very nice. See close-up and swatch below:

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Look what came in the post today!

As I said, I buy a lot of make up from Ebay. :) So today I received one of my recent purchases: Guerlain Meteorites Pearly White in shade 04 Pastel White. This is an Asia exclusive, so bought it from Singapore. :) I already have a big collection of Meteorite powder balls and pressed powders, as the picture below shows, although I have aquired a couple of them since that was taken 2 months ago. I just love them, love their scent and the fine powders. So today I'm a very happy woman. :) I'll leave you with a picture of my Meteorites collection (as of April - I need to take new pictures of my stash). Enjoy! :)

This week's look

As I have mentioned before, I have a rather large make up collection (more on that later) and I rotate my make up in order to use everything. I don't have a very good storage system, most of my make up is stored in boxes, so I would never have the time in the mornings to try and find something that I want to wear. That's why I use a different brand every week, and this week it's Chantecaille week!
I first got into Chantecaille when I saw a picture of their gorgeous Protected Paradise palettes, and I knew I had to have them. They are very expensive at £80 each, but I managed to order them slightly cheeper from the US, and I've acquired quite a few other palettes and powders since thanks to my friends on Ebay. :) My collection as of April this year is shown below, although I have since swapped the Bengali Tiger palette and bronzer on MUA because I knew I would never use them. Not that I have used most of my Chantecaille stuff, and as you can see I even got back-ups of the PP palettes as they really are just too gorgeous to touch. Since then I have also acquired another Garden in Kyoto palette (back-up), but am still searching for a White Whale eye palette. I also have a collection of 6 mini lipglosses that I forgot to include in the photo.
Okay then, so today I used my back-up Garden in Kyoto palette to create this look:
These are the products I used, including Garden in Kyoto. Isn't it just gorgeous? :)
Next week is Estee Lauder week. I'll tell you more about the EL make up I own later.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Look what came in the post today!

As I said, I regularly buy cosmetics from eBay, although what I received today actually came from a lovely lady from MUA who offered to do a CP for me from the US. It's the Nordstrom exclusive Mac quad: A rose is a rose. It is so pretty, love the colours, especially the pink and purple, can't wait to try them out. (I have a weird way of using my make up, I rotate it every week, using certain brands each week - this week is Chantecaille week - more on this later, so it won't be just yet, but soon anyway).
Here's a couple of pictures of my new aquisition. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Pleasureflush - my new addition

Okay, so where shall I start? The reason why I named my blog Pleasureflush is that recently I've had the opportunity to purchase a brand new Pleasureflush MSF (by Mac) and I love it. :) I only got into Mac a year or so ago, I think the first product that caught my eye was the Petticoat MSF, and then there were the Electroflash mineralize eyeshadow duos, and the rest is history. :) I've already had several MSFs (I think I have 18 altogether), mostly thanks to eBay (I am a huge eBay addict) and always heard about how fantastic Pleasureflush was, so when I saw that someone was selling them on eBay, I snatched one up. It cost A LOT (I won't admit how much I spent on it, although nowhere near as much as some people claim it's worth), but it really is lovely. I got a brand new one, so it will last me forever and there is no way I'm using it up anyway! :)
I shall leave you with a couple of pictures of my lovely new Pleasureflush. It is my son's birthday tomorrow and I need to ice his birthday cake and wrap up his birthday presents, so I'm going to be busy for the rest of the evening.
If anyone's reading this, I would really appreciate if you could leave me a comment just so I know I'm not typing all this for the void. :)

Welcome to my blog!

Hi Everyone! My name is Anita, I'm a huge make up addict and have been reading lots of make up blogs. So I thought now it's my turn to create one myself. I am a busy mother of 3, so won't be able to write too much every day, but I am bursting to show off my huge make up collection and lovely items that I own and can't really talk about with anyone else. I am a real beginner at this, so please bear with me until I get the hang of blogging. Thanks for reading! Anita xxx
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