Wednesday, 28 July 2010

My Mac MSF Collection

I know a lot of people find Mac's MSFs, otherwise known as Mineralise Skin Finishes rather confusing and/or intimidating. I thought that by showing you my collection of MSFs, and explaining how I use each one, I might be able to help some people.

Going clockwise...

^ Top Centre - Cheeky Bronze, Sunny By Nature, By Candlelight, Stereo Rose, Soft and Gentle, Porcelain Pink.

^ First up is Summy By Nature. This works really well as a bronzer as it is one of the few matte MSFs, and is the only matte MSF I own. I tend to use this at night, when I don't want shimmer in my bronzer for the sake of photographs...and flash photography!

^ This is Porcelain Pink. This is definitely one of the prettiest MSFs out there, in my opinion. This works as a lovely blush colour on my fair skin.

^ This is By Candlelight, recently repromoted in the In the Groove collection. I use this MSF to highlight the cheekbones and as a brow highlight. A little goes a long way with this MSF, though!

^ Cheeky Bronze. A gorgeous bronze colour with incredible veining! I tend to use this one to contour the hollows of my cheekbones as it is too dark to use on my skintone as a blush, and too shimmery for a bronzer.

^ The famous Stereo Rose. Does it live up to the hype? I don't know. All I do know is that it gives a nice flush of coral to the cheeks and will be used by me as a blush!

^ Last but not least, this is Soft and Gentle. Fairly similar to By Candlelight, only this has more of a beige-gold undertone, whilst there is more of a pink hue to By Candlelight. This is also used as a highlighter.
More soon :) xx


I was tagged by the ever-so-lovely Caz to answer eight questions :) My eight questions are as follows:

1. What magazines do you read?

I have to say, it really does depend! Sometimes, if I feel like treating myself, I will buy Vogue/Elle/In Style. These magazines are quite expensive though, so the magazine I buy and read most often is probably Grazia.

2. Do you have any pets?

I don't. I love pets, but my parents really don't, and as I'm a poor student living at home at the moment I don't have much choice in the matter! I am currently dogsitting for a friend though and looking after a lovely golden labrador called Gatsby.

3. What is your biggest achievement?

This is a toughie. I don't think I have one single big achievement, but in terms of academic work, this school year has been tough and I have had a few setbacks. I'm proud of myself for managing to overcome them and get through it.

4. If you had to wear one nail polish colour for the rest of your life, what would it be?

It would have to be OPI's Nail Lacquer in Hopelessly in Love - a gorgeous, milk pink-peach shade which is lovely all year round.

5. What are your ambitions for the future?

At the moment, I really don't know. My A Level results are out on the 19th August, and, provided that they have gone okay, I'll be off to university in September studying English Lit. I'm constantly thinking of different careers, so I'll have to get back to you all on that one!

6. What is your favourite food?

I haven't got particularly sophisticated taste! I don't like anything too spicy or adventurous. I love Italian food though - so my favourite food consists of pizza, pastas etc

7. Share your favourite photo
Right now, the picture below is probably my favourite photo. It was taken of my best friends and me when we were out in London clubbing for one of my friend's 18th. To me, this epitomises summer and my friendships :)

8. What was the last song you downloaded

Diana Vickers - The Boy Who Murdered Love. I didn't use to like her, as I felt she was too contrived and desperate to be 'different' which made her, ironically, just the same as every other artist. I do like this song however! It's really catchy.

That's it! I tag anyone who wants to do it :) xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

A Few Buys & Ramble

Hello again everyone! I have really been enjoying the weather in London. On Saturday and yesterday it reached 32 degrees Celcius, which might not sound that hot, but in England it gets very humid! I have been adapting my makeup to suit the weather - I tend to wear full face makeup, so foundation, blusher and bronzer, but now little or no eyeshadow and brighter lipsticks.

A few days ago I was in London, shopping, when I stopped by the Mac counter in Harrods. I just picked up two things - Stereo Rose from the In the Groove collection and the Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick.

^ Stereo Rose - such a GORGEOUS shade and I really think I will get lots of use out of this MSF as it can easily be used as a blusher

^ Finally got my hands on this wonderful shade - a toned down, less cool version of Saint Germain, which I love!

More soon xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Back and OOTD/FOTD!

Hi everyone!

I finished my exams exactly one week ago on June 30th, and what a week it has been! I have finished school forever (eeeek) and now have an anxious wait until my A Level results are out to discover whether I have made the grades to get into my first choice uni.

On Monday, it was one of my best friend's 18th birthday, and it was a 'circus theme.' As you can see, I wasn't great at dressing up, but my excuse is that I had limited time to put an outfit together!

I am wearing Costa Chic lipstick on the lips which I am absolutely loving at the moment! It is a lovely coral-red colour which is perfect for summer. I will be posting much more often now :) xx