My Favourite MAC Lipsticks

28.7.14

Beauty Blogger MAC Lipsticks

Bright MAC Lipsticks Je Suis Cat

MAC Lipsticks Russian Red Candy Yum Yum

Je Suis Cat MAC lipstick Swatches
(L-R) Candy Yum-Yum
Russian Red
Relentlessly Red
Saint Germain
Impassioned

Just like everyone else, I love MAC lipsticks and think they are my favourites out there. There are so many different shades and finishes that they have one for every occasion you can think of. At the moment, my MAC collection is full of brights as I am not really a nude lipstick wearer (I prefer a lip balm or crayon) so here are my 5 favourite MAC lipsticks. So I'm not going on saying the same things over and over again, they are all really long-lasting (I usually re-apply once a day tops) and also even though I have a few matte finishes, they are not drying at all. Amazing!

First of all, a classic bright, Candy Yum Yum. This is a matte formula which I prefer to anything else but it is actually very creamy. I think a matte lip looks really classic and stylish and this colour is beautiful - certainly not a shade to blend in with the crowd! This got the most wear when I was at uni and experimented with pink hair - it looks amazing with bright hair!

Next, another matte and another classic, Russian Red. I think most people have this as a staple red in their collection and gosh do I know why! A gorgeous colour which I love with my (very) pale skin and light hair. I wear this a lot for nights out and sometimes during the day, usually in winter and always at Christmas!

Relentlessly Red is a fairly new addition to my collection and is the only Retro Matte finish I own. It is a little bit more drying than the normal matte formula, however, it is a gorgeous colour. Definitely more pinky than red but great for any occasion really! Ooh and I just realised it smells like tic tacs...

The last two are the Amplified finish which is much more creamy but still relatively long-lasting. Saint Germain is my first EVER MAC lipstick which I initially loved and wore to death inspired by a Destiny's Child era Beyonce baby pink lip. Now, I am not Beyonce (believe it or not) and this did not flatter my skin! It is a very purpley-bluey pink tone and because I am very pale already, it kind of made me look like a ghost... But, you can't let go of your first love and this will stay in my collection for a long time. 

Finally, my only ever MAC lipstick repurchase - Impassioned. Very similar in colour to Relentlessly Red but I much prefer the look of it and it doesn't make my lips look as dry. My first Impassioned sadly melted in a left-in-the-car-in-hot-weather-related incident (remind me not to get a pet dog) and I had to buy it again. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite MAC lipsticks and let me know which yours are! I'm definitely going to add some more neutral shades soon because I want to try out more day time looks with lipsticks so please recommend! Also, I hope the swatches were helpful because they made me look like a burns victim for about 2 days....
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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick

17.7.14

Je Suis Cat Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Ole Flamingo

UK Beauty Blogger Ole Flamingo Review

Get used to seeing this shade on my lips because I blooming love it. I would genuinely wear this for the rest of my life. There it is. Review over.

Ok I'll tell you a bit more... No doubt you have seen the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks around on blogs or in the shops and I am yet to see a bad review. They come in the most beautiful shades (at the moment there are 6 in reds and pinks) and I have also picked up a few more but this is by far my favourite (Ole Flamingo). The colour is perfect for me - a bright reddy pink great for summer. 

When I first tried it I found the application a bit difficult, mainly because I used a bit too much product but after a few tries it was easy peasy! The formula glides onto the lips and basically stays put until you decide to remove it. I have worn this for full days without re-applying and it is still there as bright as ever at the end of the day! Amazing. The finish is matte and looks fantastic but is not at all drying and as someone who struggles with dehydrated lips - this is a huge bonus! It is by far my favourite matte finish lip product and I urge you to try it out.

Luckily I have seen on one of my favourite beauty blogs, The Sunday Girl, the there are new shades coming out which is very exciting! I guess this means my lipstick collection will be growing very soon...
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OOTD | Flower Power

11.7.14






Dress - Topshop
Kimono - Primark
Cleated Heels - Office
Floral Crown - Primark

Finally an outfit post! I have been massively slacking with blogging recently due to a few other things going on (but I won't go into that) but hopefully I should be getting into the swing of things now!

I love this outfit and will probably wear this out this weekend for a friend's birthday. Obviously I'm digging the florals at the moment. This dress was an amazing find in the Topshop concessions department but I can't remember the brand (sorry guys). It's sheer on the top and comes with an inbuilt white crop top.

Recently, I had an intense disaster on a night out where my trusty pair of going out heels snapped (I'd just like to add that it was raining at the time) so I popped into Office and saw these cleated babes in the sale. They are the heaviest shoes I have ever owned but, hey, at least they won't break! Fingers crossed...
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Wishlist | Holiday #4 Beach

10.7.14

Beach Holiday Wishlist | UK Blogger Je Suis Cat
1. Coral and Cream Spot Bikini, Topshop
2. Cut Out Shopper Bag, ASOS
3. Bleach Hotpants, Topshop
4. White Snake Print Sliders, Missguided
5. 90s Dolphin Ring, ASOS
6. Clear Plastic Cat Eye Sunglasses, River Island
7. Bead & Leaf Anklet, ASOS

Finally, I've got round to doing another holiday wishlist! This is number 4 and I have decided to put together a few items which would be perfect for a beach holiday. The most popular of all summer holidays is a relaxing trip to somewhere sandy. Even though I am the palest person in the world and fear the sun, I still love a beach holiday! So here are the items I would wear to sunbathe by the sea...

Personally, I love a high-waisted bikini. I'm always drawn towards covering up a bit more than most in swimwear and I think this is a really flattering, pretty style. Also, a nod to vintage style is never a bad thing! This polka dot set from Topshop is in gorgeous summer colours and a classic print - made a bit quirky by swapping the colours in the top and bottom. A pair of shorts are great to wear on top of swimwear for walking round a beach town and you just can't go wrong with a high-waisted denim pair, especially with a high waisted bikini (no one wants to see your pants above your shorts!). I would also take a thin kimono as a cover up to avoid sun-burnt shoulders (I really do burn easily)

It is surprising how much you actually need to take to the beach so a good sized bag is always essential. This shopper bag from ASOS would fit in towels, sun cream and all your everyday bits and is really good value compared to some premium beach bags I have seen. Obviously, you will need sunglasses and these clear frames are very cool. Even if you hate the 'ugly shoe' trend, you have to admit that these white sliders would be great for the beach. I hate getting sand stuck in sandals and walking it inside, but with these you can just brush it off - no problem!

These little jewellery bits I found on ASOS remind me of the jewellery I used to buy from markets on holiday when I was a kid so it would be great to bring them back! Mood rings and anklets all the way!

What are your beach fashion essentials?
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Lush Think Pink

4.7.14

Lush Think Pink Review

UK Beauty Review Lush

Lush Think Pink Je Suis Cat

You may be surprised to hear that I have never tried a LUSH bath bomb before. As someone who mainly has showers, I have never had a need for one. Recently with a bit more weight on my shoulders, I have decided to try relaxing a bit more and to do this I have added baths to my agenda! 

The smell of the Think Pink bath bomb enticed me instantly. Full of vanilla and lavender (two of my favourite scents) and a beautiful pink colour I popped it in a paper bag and bought it straight away. At £2.50 it is reasonable compared to some of the other bath bomb prices. It has gorgeous multi-coloured flowers on the top (a bit of a hint as to what will come inside).

As soon as I had run my bath I dropped the bath bomb in and the whole bath slowly turned pink. After a few moments little paper hearts started coming out of the centre which made my bath look very glamorous! The scent unfortunately wasn't as strong as I was expecting - I could hardly smell it in the bathroom and it disappeared very quickly - but it made my skin feel amazing. Although my skin was conditioned and very soft to the touch after my bath, I'm not sure I would buy it again. 

As you can see, I also bought the Tisty Tosty bath bomb which I will try very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
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MUA Poptastic Palette + MUA GIVEAWAY

24.6.14





I have only recently got into wearing eye shadow as I've always been a bit of an eyeliner-only gal so at the moment I am loving experimenting with different eye shadow palettes to see what suits me. I picked up this MUA palette in 'Poptastic' mainly because it reminded me of the Urban Decay Electric palette which I have seen on lots of blogs. The colours are amazingly vibrant and perfect for summer and the range of shades means you can experiment with so many looks. All of the shades are very well pigmented and so vibrant considering how budget they are. 

My favourite look so far is the one above in which I have used all the blues and a purple and green. All the blues are absolutely beautiful, my favourite is the second on the top row and I would wear this on it's own for a bright blue eye look. 

This is the first product I have tried from MUA and I am definitely wanting more after this - such high quality for a budget brand! Keep reading if you want to win some MUA goodies!


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