Friday, 21 January 2011

Online websites for your beauty shopping "Needs"

Hi all,

A big welcome to my new followers, thank you all! :-)

I'm big on online shopping and thought I would share some of the sites I have shopped at and had very good experiences with and some of which I found out by other people sharing on YT:- (limited edition Mac stuff & lots of other brands inc. US ones) (as above) (have picked up a few Mac blushes and Mac eyeshadow refills, they have other brands too), used to be A1 Cosmetics. (amazing smashbox prices & other brands)

The 3 sites below have various brands for makeup, skincare and perfume;

The 2 sites below are pro make-up stores, I haven't actually ordered from these stores but they come highly recommended (see below), they stock Make Up For Ever, pro make-up brands and any items they don't have they can order for you I believe, like MUFE brushes but best to check that with them. (recommended by pixiwoo I haven't ordered from them) (recommended by gossmakeupartist)

John Lewis (Bobbi Brown, Nars, Laura Merier etc)

Debenhams (sells Illamasqua and the usual brands and they frequently have sales) (have Nars, Laura Mercier, lot of brands for makeup, hair, skin care & perfumes.  To be honest I have only purchased instore but they are one of the few to stock Nars as well as other brands online so thought it deserved a mention).

Well I hope I may have introduced you to a site or two that you've not heard of or tried before.

I would love to hear about sites you have used and would feel happy to recommend.

Ta lovelies,
Diane x

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Nars Online Europe website - woo hoo!!!

Hi there everyone,

Hope you all enjoying the weekend.  I just found out via a tweet from the lovely Julia a.k.a MizzChievous that Nars now have an online website for delivery to 25 countries in Europe, here is the link:

From this site it there are links if you want to go to the UK or French Nars websites too.

I really hope this helps some of you.

Diane x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Free Clinique Mini Mascara

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my new followers - thanks :-)  Sorry my posts are a bit sporadic but hopefully this'll make up for it a bit.

From Mon 17 Jan, get a free sample of Clinique High Impact or High Lengths mascara when you trade in your old mascara at a Clinique counter in Debenhams. It can be any brand of old mascara, it doesn't have to be Clinique.

To get the freebie, simply visit the Clinique counter in your nearest Debenhams store and hand in your old/empty mascara. Then choose which one of the two Clinique samples you'd like. The offer ends Sun 30 Jan and is limited to one per customer.

I did this one Boots had this same promotion on last year, but when I got there I realised I'd forgotten to bring my old mascara.  As luck would have it I'd already found out from a forum that they don't check if it's used or not, so I popped to Superdrugs and bought the cheapest one I could find, think it was mua brand £1-2 or something, so not exactly free this way but I didn't sweat over it.

Diane x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Dupe Mac Club Eyeshadow

Happy New Year everyone.  How are you all feeling?  Anyone the worse for wear after last night?  Hope you had fun whatever you got up to!

I was in Superdrugs the other day, swatching away as usual.  I was at the Accessorize stand, I really am liking the consistency and colours they have but when I came to their With Love Rich Earth eyeshadow I had to marvel, to my surprise it has the same green brown duo chrome effect as Mac's Club eyeshadow. 

It costs £4 and Superdrugs currently have a 3for2 mix and match across all cosmetics at the moment and I believe it will be for a few more days, I want to say it ends this Friday 7th Jan but I'm not sure.

I didn't buy it as I already have Mac's club but if I didn't I would have snapped this up!  It seems to have a lovely velvet texture and glides on smoothly and pigmented.  If you haven't got Mac's Club but have been wanting to try it, I would suggest checking this baby out.

With Mac Club I find this one shadow is all I need for a look, as it looks more green on the lid and where I've buffed it out to above the crease and the light hits it differently there, it then looks more brown.  I also find it goes very well with my warm brown eyes.

If I didn't already have Mac's Sunny By Nature MSF, I would definitely get one of their baked bronzers to try.  I do have the With Love Merged Blush in Bombshell which I'm loving and have just used in a party look tutorial, to view it click here.

If you try it out please do let me know what you think.
Diane x