Tuesday, 12 May 2015

But I Need To Believe In You

song of the day - Seductive Barry by Nenah Cherry/Pulp 
When I stress I shop. When I'm happy I shop.  When I'm hungry I shop. I could go on (and I kinda did), but it's safe to say I like to shop. I probably shouldn't be spending money on myself right now, because I have a lot of birthdays coming up next month, but I couldn't stop myself. Will power is not one of my strong points.
This year my skin has gone into meltdown mode, so I've been wanting to try out some new skincare products. I think part of the problem is stress, which I can't do much about, but another problem is that I work with dusty boxes, which I think has been clogging my pores. I'm hoping the Origins Clear Improvement mask will do it's bit to help. I've heard many good things about Origins, but have never really tried anything from the brand before.
I've used the mask once so far, and it seems alright. I've not had any negative reactions from it, so that's always a plus. Hopefully, after a few uses I'll see more of a difference in my skin.
House of Fraser currently (and by 'currently' I mean last Thursday they did when I ordered this stuff) have a gift with purchase offer on, so when you buy anything from Origins you get a mini Original Skin serum. I'm not a big serum user, but I'll give it a go.
MAC recently released the Wash & Dry collection. Now, can we just take a moment to appreciate this packaging. It's a lot lighter than the usual black packaging, but oh so pretty. You can check out the full collection on Temptalia's website, but I just bought 2 bits from it.
First up is my first ever MAC blush. It's a lovely light peach colour, called Hipness. MAC blushes (along with most other MAC products) are raved about, so I have high expectations for this. It's a nice subtle colour. I had to properly work into it to get the swatch above (below the lipstick), which is good because I'm always nervous about over doing blush.
I also bought a lipstick. This is Steam Heat, a satin finish. I'm not the biggest fan of MAC satin finish lipsticks, they tend to be a bit patchy on me. But, I think with a good liner I can end up loving this red lipstick.
Have you bought anything nice lately? What do you think of my purchases?


  1. The packaging! It is so pretty.
    And MAC blushes are well worth the hype.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. That blush omg, it's beautiful!

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  3. I so understand your shopping obsession, I am exactly the same! Those MAC products look a-mazing too.

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  4. Ohh that packaging is gorge! Love it. My skin is being crap at the moment too, definitely need to find some good products. I think I need to cut down on the sugar and up the water too! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. I've only used the Origins mask a couple of times, but I love it so far Rubi, hopefully you will too. Totally with you on the shopping addiction girly ;)


  6. I'm not normally a fan of Macs limited edition packaging but oh my that is absolutely gorgeous! Great review lovely xx

  7. The packaging of that Lipstick is really cool. I actually haven't bought myself a lipstick in a while, which is surprising for me, so I think I'm overdue a bit of a lippy splurge. That blush looks a nice shade too.



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