Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Makeup Review | New Purchases from MAC

Hi Guys, 

Today I'm sharing some more items I picked up while on holiday. What's a holiday if you don't make a "quick" stop at MAC? :) 

Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Gold Deposit

This is one of those products from MAC that is ADORED by beauty-lovers all over the world. It is a highlighting powder that helps bring a "glow" to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose etc. I just had to pick it up to understand the hype.  

Suffice it to say, I was underwhelmed- I do not get the hype. I mean all this product seems to me is a goldish-orange blusher. Yes, it did bring a glow to my cheekbones yaddi yaddi ya, but it's nothing I couldn't have gotten from one of my gold-toned blushes. 

It cost me the equivalent of $30 and after one use I don't think it's worth the money but we'll see. 

Mac Eyebrow Crayon in Spiked

This one was a re-purchase because I simply can not find another brow pencil as good as Spiked. I have tried and failed, they are usually not a true brown (i.e yucky red undertone), I'm never able to get a clean line and never ever able to get a perfect thinned out brow tail!

I have two problems with Spiked though: 

1) The pencil is not retractable so when once you twist it up it can't go back in.I'm not sure what Mac's thinking is with this but it is horrible because the pencil is always breaking. If you buy this pencil remember to only twist it up to the barest minimum
2) The price! $20 for a brow pencil, really Mac, really???

Do you guys know any cheaper brow pencils that could potentially meet up to my expectations? :)

Mac Lipstick in Diva

You know one of those lipsticks that have been around before but you never just got round to trying them? Diva was kind of like that for me, I heard so much about it but I just never bothered to try it on. When I finally did, I loved it. This lipstick is the bomb! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

Wearing Diva lipstick, Gold Deposit on my cheekbones

I particularly love it because it is in my all time favourite finish, matte with characteristic features, high pigmentation and long lasting. This is definitely going to be my go-to lipstick for a while, a red I can wear to work without looking crazy, not like I care..haha..

What Mac goodies have you purchased recently? 

Peace and Love, 



Monday, 14 October 2013

Perfume Review | Giorgio Armani Sì

Hello Blog-Friends, 

I haven't done a perfume review on this blog in a long time simply because I haven't bought/been gifted any perfumes recently. However, things turned around recently when I went away on holiday and came upon the fragrance that is known as Si by Giorgio Armani! 

Behold the latest Fall 2013 feminine fragrance release from the Casa D'Armani. In the words of the master himself Sir Giorgio... "Sì is my tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit.

Well, I don't think he could have captured what exactly Sì is any better. Most perfumes tend to lean towards the fruity or musky side but this perfume is the perfect balance between the two. Very feminine but in a "you-don't-want-to-mess-with-me" kind of way hence Giorgio's reference to a strong and independent woman. 

I'm not the best at describing perfume scents i.e base notes, top notes and all that jazz but this immediately brings to mind blackcurrant with a mix of floral scents and warm vanilla. After a few hours when it has dried down, it becomes a musky woody scent whilst still holding on to some of it's sweetness!

This perfume is going to be BIG for Christmas so I would advise that you pop it right at the top of your list. If you are like me though and have the sticky-paw syndrome then i'll be here cheering you on whilst you make a dash for the shops- "bricks or clicks" :)

It's worth noting that this perfume is kind of on the pricey side. I didn't fret it though because it is totally worth every damn dime! I bought it in Dubai for Dhs550 which is approximately $180 and £100 but it was for the 100ml bottle, I say not too bad. 

Now let me tell you one of the disadvantages of the sticky-paw-syndrome previously mentioned- we see, we like, we buy, no thought processing involved! Guess what? This perfume was being sold at Duty Free for a little under Dhs400! Massive savings of around $50 that I could have taken advantage of had I just been a little wiser but hey, it's all good :) So don't be like me, you can buy this perfume in Duty Free if you will be travelling anytime soon :) 

In summary, Sì by Giorgio Armani: 

Fragrance 1
Packaging 1
Length of Wear 1
Price 0

Therefore it gets a SheLovesTheFinerThings rating of 3/4. 

Will you be trying Sì? What other fragrances have you been loving lately? 

Peace and Love, 

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