Friday, 13 May 2011

MAC Essentials & Mini Haul

Afternoon lovelies!

Hope you are all ready for the weekend? Blogger is back up FINALLY! Woo!

I received a MAC order this morning with some of my make up essentials that all managed to run out at the same time so I thought I would show you my staple products!
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC20
I picked up a shade darker than I normally do as I am going on holiday next week so thought this would be perfect when im a little more tanned. I haven’t used this foundation for a while as I have been in love with NARS Sheer Glow, I still am but it’s a little pricey and my skin needs as much coverage as it can get just now. The only thing I don’t really like about this foundation is how matte the finish is so I will probably be mixing in a little St Tropez Illuminator to give me some sheen.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20
This is my second pot of this concealer and I love it, I love the coverage it gives buffed in with the Sigma Tapered Blending Brush for my under eye circles and over my blemishes. This colour even though a NW works well with the foundation. Although, I am keen to try out the Bobbi Brown creamy concealer next!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light/Medium
Another staple product, I cant begin to tell you how many of these MSF naturals I have been through! I was going to get the shade medium for when m a little more tanned but I don’t really think theres much difference and I only use it lightly over my foundation. A little pricey at £18.50 as I seem to get through these quite quickly but I haven’t found another powder I like as much.

I also made a cheeky ASOS order yesterday as they are offering 20% off with the code ASOSLOOK and they had free next day delivery so I took advantage and ordered…twice!
I picked up the much talked about NARS blush in Orgasm which is a gorgeous peachy pink with shimmer. I absolutely love NARS Blushes, I think the quality is brilliant and they have some lovely shades. Very happy with this! I had one of the £5 off £20 diet coke codes so I got this little beauty for £15.50
I also purchased from ASOS this River Island denim jacket which was only £36 with the 20% off. This will be perfect for the spring summer months to through on top of little summer dresses like the topshop one from this post. I thought I would also show you a dress I got from topshop. Love love this! A little pricey at £46 but this is a perfect summer dress! Love the floral print!

What are your MAC essentials? Have you been buying anything recently?

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!



  1. Ooh that dress is gorgeous! I made my first Mac purchase last week with a lipstick and love it! Lovely haul :) jel you're off on holiday next week!x

  2. Ooh I really love the dress! I've just bought the mac msf here, but i swear it makes me skin oiler?! xx

  3. im thinking about investigating the blusher. as far as concealer goes i use the BB ad love it, its well worth a try next time your buying :D

  4. I just got the MAC Prolong Wear SPF 10 foundation, MAC 109 brush and Growing Trend lipstick from the Fashion Flower collection. I agree with you about the NARS blushes, very good quality, pigmented and long lasting on my cheeks. If you like Orgasm, you will love Deep Throat! my current favorite NARS blush is Angelika :-) LOVE!!

  5. @Corrie: Thank you for your comment lovely! You have a really nice blog :) i have followed! What was your first mac lipstick purchase? xxx

    @Sarah: Thank you sugarplum! I have quite oily skin anyway so the MSF doesnt completely get rid of the oiliness but it makes it stay away for longer! xxx

    @MissMathful: The blush is beautiful, they are such amazing quality and if you can get them with the £5 off evern better! I will defo look into the BB concealer, thanks hun! xxx

    @SugarBear: Thank you for your comment hun! Its funny you sould say that about the NARS blushes because those are the three that i actually own! Love deep throat & angelika muchly! I cant wait for the Fashion Flower collection to come out in the UK! Will be getting 3 lipsticks :) xxx

  6. Lovely dress. I love my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural!!

  7. @Victoria: Thank you lovely! :) xxx

  8. that dress is soo gorgeous! i hate how sometimes topshop can be so overpriced, but i love everything in there ;)

  9. @Amy: Aww thank you hun! I love the dress also! It is slightly overpriced but sometimes i dont mind paying it as i spend a fortune on make up! You have a lovely blog sweets :) xxx

  10. Yay for asos + 20% off + free next day delivery.... I also ordered some NARS blush's in Orgasm & Deep Throat...cant wait to try out!


  11. all your buys are my mac essentials too! i was mixing nw15 and nc15 of the studio fix fluid for ages but i have ran our of nw15, might get another one today as i have a makeover booked later! though a foundation seems so boring to buy when i bet i'll be tempted by all the colours they'll use, i really want blushbaby blush! i find any other products i can substitute but there will always on be one studio fix fluid and finish!xx

  12. I love that dress but cant pay that much more just for the pattern :(. It is gorgeous though. xxx

  13. Oh the annoying essential purchases! Blogging makes it fun though I think cuz you get to talk about it haha. I'm glad you like Orgasm, I love it too, I've been wearing it pretty much non-stop!

    Have you ever tried the Mineral liquid foundation from MAC by any chance? :)

  14. Love the Topshop Dress, very cute.

    Sadie xx


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