Today’s Mani: Red Rose

Hi Beauties

So I haven’t been around much but work has been manic, but I finally have a very well deserved day off, so I thought I’d paint my nails again after over a fortnight of chipped ‘Cayenne’ by Rimmel, lovely colour but a bit tired of it now. 

Today’s mani Is ‘Red Rose’ from one of my all time favourite make up brands MUA. ‘Red Rose’ is a lovely summery orange based red shade. It’s super cheap and is opaque in just one coat.

   
 

Again excuse my poorly painted nails, I’m out of Q-tips for my clean up, it’s a lovely colour both in the bottle and on the nails, it’s slight lighter on the nails but still a beautiful rose red shade.

I’m hoping to post on Thursday night, when I finish work early but if I were you I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Affordable Mini Makeup Haul

Hi Beauties

I hope your all well, I’m feeling the best I have in along time, plus it was pay day on Monday so I decided to get some much needed new makeup.

When it comes to makeup I’m a bargine hunter, I find cheaper brands tend to work best for me, so sadly girls they’ll be no Mac here, (I’d love to try it out and see what all the hype is about, maybe mext month).

My first new product is the ‘Romantic Efflorescence’ palette from MUA, like I need another palette, but the shades are amazing, it’s filled with beautifully vintage shades that look stunning on the eye.





My camera really doesn’t do this palette justice, but I’ll be doing another post on the palette complete with swatches very soon. I think this palette is one that will be well loved and a definite repurchase.

My second purchase is a beautiful eye pencil from Essence, a lesser known makeup brand that now has a range in my town, yay. The retractable long lasting eye pencil in ‘I Have A Green’ is such a stunning shade, it glides on beautifully, it’s super pigmented and stays put all day.



As this pencil was only £1.99, I definitely recommend this eyeliner to anyone who is looking for an expensive and unquie eye look without the price tag to match. 

The ‘Amazing Volume Mascara’ from Makeup Revolution has recently become my go to mascara, it has a rich colour and beautiful formula that doesn’t make your lashes look clumpy or dried out.





Although it makes my lashes look long and luxurious, the only down side to this product is that it dries out super quickly, but overall it’s a lovely product that I’d highly recommend.

My finale product is a face powder in shade number 1 from the brand 2True ( exclusive to superdrug), overall the brand is not one I’m fond of I find the foundation cakey and thick and the eyeshadows are crumbly and sheer, but for some reason I love their powders. This shade suits my skin tone perfectly and finshes any makeup look beautifully.



This powder is one I’d repurchase, no questions asked.

Thank you so much for reading beauties. I’m sorry about the lack of quality photos, I’m afraid my photography skills need some work.

Until next time…

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx 

Today’s mani

Hi Beauties

And yes surprise surprise I’m ill again, how do I get two chest infections in the space of a month? Unlucky me.

I’ve finally started journaling again so if any of you are interested I’ll do a flip through post,

Anyway let’s get to the point of why I’m posting, today’s mani is ‘Bullet’ from MUA its a shade I don’t wear that often but I’m glad I did. It is a very deep grey shade that screams winter, it’s opaque in around three coats and is quite quick to dry.

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A huge thank you to Cathy from Ginger Beauty Blog for the stunning swatches, she really does this polish justice.

Thanks for reading beauties, they’ll be more to come very soon.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Today’s mani

Hi Beauties

After much debate I decided to go for ‘Fiji’ which was so disappointing, it’s very very sheer, takes ages to dry and smells terrible, but thanks everyone for the feedback it really means a lot to me.

Today I redid my nails with MUA’s ‘Bright Pink’ after the Sinful Colors mishap, I’m hoping it’s just a bad batch because I really do like the colour. On the other hand ‘Bright Pink’ is very pigmented, opaque in one coat and is very long wearing.

Love it, a big thanks to Sarah for the fantastic pic of one of my fave polishes.

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Thanks for reading my lovelies,

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

MUA: Things I’d Love To Try

Hi Beauties

I know I’ve been away for a while but my life has been kind of hectic recently, money and job worries mainly.

So in order to tackle these issues I decided to go to a local shopping centre with a PILE of CVs, whilst I was looking for work their were a few products from the MUA range that caught my eye.

The first item was the ‘Romantic Efflorescence Palette’, I was particularly drawn to the stunning shades of purple this palette holds, one is deeper toned than the other which will be perfect for a sultry night look, or a could wear both for an ombré eye look. The palette also sports some very wearable neutral toned shades, which I like to wear on those no-makeup- makeup days.

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The second product is another eye shadow palette, this time it’s the ‘MUA Luxe Palette’ in ‘Mysterial. As you may or may not know I love rocking dark, vampy eye looks even in the daytime. I love the fact that this palette is metallic as it gives you a more dress up kind of look. I was also drawn to this palette because I think the contrast between the deep metallic black and the creamy pink shade would work beautifully on the eye.

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Each time I go to the MUA web store I spend time drooling over this nail polish, ‘Honey Shine’ is a stunning shade, it’s a gold metallic with just a hint of a rose gold undertone. It’s a beautiful online exclusive and ‘Honey Shine’ will soon complete my MUA polish collection.

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I love lip products and whilst I was browsing yesterday I managed to find the ‘Lip Switch Duos’, I tested all of them (at least I think I did), but only really liked three of them.

‘Crimson Ruby’ is more of a true red it’s the only one I found with the lipstick and a clear gloss as opposed to a coloured one. ‘Crimson Ruby’ did make me look a little washed out but I’ll find a way to make it work.
The next ‘Lip Switch Duo’ is ‘Coral Pink’ and it suits my skin tone beautifully, it’s not too bright and is just a few shades darker than my natural lip colour so it isn’t too ‘in your face’.
The third Is called ”Persian Plum’ I think it would work well with any skin tone, unlike ‘Crimson Ruby’ this one is more of a blue based red, which works beautifully with my skin tone and hair colour and doesn’t make me look washed out, if you wear this shade you’ll defiantly get noticed.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post my beauties, all of the images are from the MUA web store, go check them out their products are fantastic and super super cheap, love them.:)

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Winter Essentials 2014 Tag

Hi Beauties

I don’t normally do tags, but it’s Christmas so this time I thought why not?😚, I was tagged by the lovely The World Of Cos you can check out her Winter Essentials 2014 Tag here 🙂.

So let’s get started…

1) What is your ultimate party season lip product?

Now this is a tough one, but I’d have to say MUA’s Lipstick in ‘Wild Berry’, it’s my perfect winter shade, it’s a blue based red that goes beautifully with my skin tone, it’s a shimmer finish which means it isn’t too drying on my lips and is super cheap at only £1.

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2) What is your winter Essential Product?

I’d have to say my ultimate product for winter, the one I never leave the house without Is my hand cream, my hands get so dry during the winter months, my go to hand cream this year is Doves ‘Indulgent Nourishing Hand Cream with Shea Butter’. It works so well it makes my skin super soft, it doesn’t smell funny and it doesn’t feel greasy on my skin either, I love this stuff.

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3) What are you most hoping to see under the Christmas Tree?

I’ve had my eye on a beautiful ruby ring for quite sometime so I’m hoping to find it under the tree this year, but If not I suppose there’s always my birthday.

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4) Name one beauty essential that is never missing from your bag during colder months

Another beauty product I never leave the house without in the winter months are my ‘Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms’ by NYC, I currently have two of them ‘ Apple Blossom’ and ‘Apple Blueberry Pie’ they are so lovely they leave my lips so soft and hydrated and they have a super lovely scent to them as well, I’d defiantly recommend them.

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5) What are your winter weather skincare saviors?

For this question I only have one product as my skin doesn’t really change all that much in the winter. My chosen product is the ‘Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Mask and Wash’ from Neutrogena. I love this stuff it works perfectly well as a wash, taking away dead skin cells, getting rid of makeup and oils, but if I want a deeper clean the face mask really does the job, I leave it on for 15 minutes and when I take it off my skin feels lovely and soft and looks sparkling clean.

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6) What is winter going to smell like this year?

I rarely drink but I have a soft spot for ‘Southern Comfort Cherry’, I love ‘Southern Comfort’ and cherries on their own, so when my boyfriend bought me ‘Cherry Southern Comfort’ I was in heaven I could wait until Christmas Day and had to open it their and then :).

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7) Is the Berry eye the new Berry lip?

No, I love berry lips there’s something so classy and elegant about them, in my opinion berry lips will never go out of style and berry eyes? I don’t think they’ll stick around for long.

8) What are you greatest winter indulgences?

Mmm this is a tricky one, I’d have to say run balls are one of my fave treats that I can only seem to find in shops at Christmas time, I can literally sit and eat and entire packet, lucky for me their super cheap and ultra delicious.

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9) Lush Christmas? Your top pick?

I don’t really use Lush products, but I’ve seen some of my Beauties blogging bout them and it’s got me wanting to try the Christmas Kisses’ bubble bar, I think I’m drawn to this one most of all because it looks like a huge Hershey’s kiss, and I’m a sucker for Hershey’s chocolate.

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10) Name one (or more) random winter essential.

My final winter essential has to be my ‘Glorious Mud’ face mask, it’s a clay based face mask and does wonders to my pores, I love applying it whilst in a nice relaxing bubble bath with candles burning and a good book.

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Time to tag my beauties, but only do the tag if you want too.

1) Ruth http://adornedclaw.com

2) the beautified blogger https://thebeautifiedblogger.wordpress.com/about-2/

3) Elektra King
http://elektraking.com

4) and finally Kerry http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com

Thanks so much for reading this post beauties, they’ll be reviews, swatches, updates and maybe even a Christmas haul to come.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Overview: My Polish Collection

Hi Beauties

I’m back, it’s seemed strange not posting for the past two weeks but I really did enjoy my boyfriend being at home he really cheers me up 🙂

I thought I’d start my first post after my little break by showing you an overview of my polish collection now that it is out of storage and has claimed its rightful place in my vanity table.

Blues

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Greys

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Browns

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Reds

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Greens

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Purples

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Pinks

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Metallics

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Blacks

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Clears

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White

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Oranges

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Thanks for taking a look at my newest post beauties, sorry about the picture quality I know it sucks :(, if your would like to know names or shade numbers of specific polishes they’ll all be in a post that will be coming soon.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Fantastic For Fall

Hi Beauties

I hope your all feeling a lot better than I am seen as I’m I’ll again :(. It’s getting colder here in the uk that can only mean one thing it’s fall again, yay my fave time of year. 🙂

Not only because it’s perfect sweater weather but also because there are done amazing autumn nail polish colours, so here are some of my faves.

The first is Butter London’s ‘Queen Vic’ it’s a beautiful raspberry red-y pink toned colour, which would look good as a dark nail without going too over broad.

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The second deep berry red autumn shade is Essie’s ‘Carry On’ unlike the cult classic ‘Wicked’ which is a more berry red toned colour, ‘Carry On’ has a stunning purple base which in some lights makes it look black and in others you can see that stunning deep purple undertone.

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The third is a much more affordable option, it’s MUA’s ‘Orchid’ which is part of their new fall collection, it’s a beautiful shade that lies perfectly between purple and pink, it’s the perfect shade for the summer to fall transition.

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‘Release’ from China Glaze is another purple based fall tone, but this polish has more of a grey undertone which makes it more a neutral colour but never the less it still makes a very striking manicure.

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The next two polishes are again very affordable and are both muted neutral shades from MUA, ‘Bullet’ is a concrete grey shade with a very pretty greenish undertone, where as ‘Mud Pie’ is a much more muted light brown shade, in my opinion they are both perfect for an autumn mani without being too over powering.

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Now as many of you may know Revlon is by far my favourite nail polish brand, the next two polishes are two beautiful jewel toned shades that are perfect for fall. ‘Vixen’ is a beautiful deep cherry red, where as ‘Rainforest’ (my fave polish of all time) is a beautiful forest green shade with flecks of gold micro glitter. Although these two polishes are completely different shades they still make stunning fall manicure colours.

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Another fall fave from Essie is called ‘Berry Naughty’ not only do I think the name is super cute it’s also a beautiful berry red tone, it’s not so dark that it looks black yet again it can’t really be considered a true red. It has the perfect balance of both of these qualities and in my opinion is simply perfect.

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Finally Essie’s ‘Armed And Ready’ is a very unique shade, it’s a brown-y green shade with flecks of gold and red micro glitter, I adore this colour and it’s defiantly one that’ll be on my nails this fall and maybe even into winter.

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Thanks for readings beauties, until next time…

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

New Additions

Hi Beauties

So I went nail polish shopping again, since I lost my job oops..I can now wear polish whenever I like so I thought I’d treat myself to some new ones.

The first is Revlon’s ”Cafe Pink’ it’s one that’s been one my wish list for a while and now I finally have it, yay 🙂

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The second was a bit of an impulse buy, it’s NYC’s ‘Prospect Park Pink’ and I decided to get it purely because I liked the colour.

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The third is from the new Makeup Revolution’ range which had just come to my local superdrug, I picked up a beautiful light blue shade called ‘Cool Days’ I haven’t tried it out yet but I’m sure I will pretty soon.

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The last polish I picked up is from the new line by MUA, which I love it’s a beautiful pinky purple colour called ‘Orchid’.

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Updates, reviews and swatches of each of these polishes will be coming soon. Thanks for reading beauties,

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

August Polish Picks: MUA

Hi Beauties,

This is just a quick post before I start work, in this addition of my august polish picks I’ll be writing about MUA’s £1 nail polish range. I own all of them and I love them to bits I just wish I could wear nail polish for work.

The first MUA polish I picked is ‘Rose Red’ it’s a beautiful true red colour which would look beautiful in any season, it does make me look a little washed out but I still love it.

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‘Leapfrog’ is a stunning blue green polish, it looks so nice on my nails because it has that perfect blue green balance, plus it has a super cute name I’m a fan of frogs as well as cows 🙂

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In my opinion ‘Bullet’ is an autumn into winter shade, I bought it in June but I’ve still yet to wear it because to me it just isn’t a summer colour, it’s still a very pretty shade which I can’t wait to wear,

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‘Strawberry Crush’ is a very pretty vintage pink, it kinda reminds me of Rimmel’s ‘English Rose’ which is one of my all time favourite pinks, MUA’s ‘Strawberry Crush’ is a beautiful shade and for £1 I really can’t complain.

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‘Plum noir’ is a stunning deep purple shade which is perfect for autumn, although I did wear it back in May and loved it.

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‘Pistachio Ice Cream’ is another solely summer shade it’s a stunning mint green colour which I’ll defiantly be reaching for in 2015.

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‘Mud Pie’ is a very neutral shade but it is in no way bland. ‘Mud Pie’ is the perfect shade for the ultimate understated autumn mani.

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Out of all of MUA’s nail polish shades ‘Bold Blue’ is the one I like the least, don’t get me wrong it’s a very pretty bright summery shade I’m just not really a blue nail polish person, I bought it because I felt like I needed at least one bright sky blue in my collection.

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The ninth polish is ‘Amerotto Crush’ it’s a very pretty orangey pink shade which again is one I’ll be reaching for more next year as this shade looks stunning with a tan.

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Finally ‘Frozen Yogurt’ is a very pretty purple shade, it’s not dark enough to be classed as a true purple or light enough to be lilac. I think that’s one of the resin I love this shade so much, and it can be worn in summer or winter, it’s simply beautiful.

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So there you go beautiful those were my MUA august polish picks? What are your fave shades from MUA?

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx