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Mascara, I like it wet!!

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When it comes to mascara I love it thick, black and bold!!!! This means I’m very discerning when it comes to buying the stuff as to get loads on my lashes it can’t be dry!

As you can see from the pic above (I hope!!) I do use loads of the stuff and as you can imagine I go through it on a regular basis. The problem I find thought with most budget mascara’s are they’re incredibly dry and difficult to work with. As a result I don’t get the coverage or thickness that I like!

Luckily I have found a mascara by MUA Cosmetics called Extreme Curl Mascara, that is not only cheap (£2), but also lovely and wet so you can load up your lashes as much as you want! You can choose from black or black brown.

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The wand is curved to help with accuracy and nice and long (something I prefer). I also find it easy to use the tip of the wand to do corners and the bottom lashes.

The colour stays well and doesn’t clog too badly and will come off easily with makeup remover or good olds soap and water!

As this is a very wet mascara you will need a steady hand as it’s easy to smudge and get on the lid, but nothing a cotton bud can’t fix!

So if you want a bargain go online or pop to Superdrug for an MUA fix☺

MUA Lipgloss & Pressed Powder

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Just a quickly!

I got some lovely pressed powder and a lipgloss from Makeup Academy recently and thought I’d better post a review now I’ve had a chance to use them ☺

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The pressed powder is lovely and was a bargain at £1. It comes in four shades which you can see here, these don’t cover as many skin tones as I’d like but then most cosmetics companies are guilty of this!

The powder has no real smell which is fine for me as I can be sensitive to perfume. It goes on well, I use a Kabuki brush, and lasts. I find it doesn’t cake and when I load my brush there’s not a lot of powder lost. I’m using this regularly and it’s really lasting, an absolute bargain!!

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The lipgloss is also a bargain at £1, unfortunately it’s out of stock on the MUA website at the mo though you may still find it instore at Superdrug.

The lipgloss has a very fruity smell and a sweet taste. It goes on well and lasts. What I don’t like though is the gloss is very sticky and gloopy! My hair gets stuck in it if it’s windy bleurgh!

It is a nice gloss for the price though and comes in a lot of colours!

So there you go a quicky update with bargains xx

Crimbo Haul

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I was a very lucky girl this year as Mr Love Beauty Not Cruelty got me all this MUA stuff for crimbo!

I’ve been poop, to say the least, at updating my blog so I thought I’d do a quicky on MUA Cosmetics.

The company has expanded enormously in the last 6 months and my crimbo haul reflects this, here is a list of the best of the expansion which doesn’t seem to be stopping!

1. Brushes – For me this is a biggy as I’ve been able to get cheap brushes and try them out to see if they work for me! I have about 5 now and they really are good considering the most expensive brush they do is £5 (kabuki) and the average is £1.95 or £3! They’re synthetic but hey, if all you want is an idea of wether a brush will work for you or not they’re spot on and they work alright too!

2. Pro Base Face Range – Fantastic range of palettes to highlight, brighten, conceal and generally sort out all those weird and wonderful facial imperfections (I personally think they’re our quirks!), we ladies love to cover up. Price range £2.50 – £6 and there’s a fixing mist also!!

3. Nail Constellations – Little, tiny, balls of magic that you put on your nail varnish to create a mental “hundreds and thousands” affect! These are brilliant and they even have a video demonstration on the site to show you how to do them, go on give it a whirl!!! The price of these cosmic balls? 2 of our English pounds!

4. Fur-Effect Nails – Meow! Furry nails, weird right? But in a good way, really fun way of standing out and according to MUA’s Facebook page very popular with the beauty editors they tried them out on. The next big thing??????

This is just a small example of the stuff MUA are doing at the mo and more stuff is being added every day. Check out their Facebook page for all the new products that are being released. They’re very good at keeping fans up to date and do some amazing offers including massive discounts and loads of free stuff!

I predict big things to come from this company and they ship internationally!! Go have a little sneaky peek and become obsessed like me ☺

http://www.muastore.co.uk/

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post!

In 3hrs & 3 mins it’ll be New Year here in the UK and I’ll probably be tucked up in bed after consuming some rather lovely pink bubbly!!!!!

To everyone out there in blogger land Happy New Year and I hope 2013 is a fantastic year for you all with lots of love, sparkles, glitz and glamour!

I’ll see you all in the new year

Natty xx ❤ xx

Vintage Vixen with MUA prt 1 – It’s All About the Lips Baby!!!

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I’ve been in love with Vintage and eccentric clothing and looks since I was young. My Dad was a sailor and I used to wear one of his cast off uniform jackets everywhere, I loved that jacket sooooo much! I loved old clothes and unusual clothes and much of my shopping was, and still is, done off the high street in second hand shops and army surplus stores!

Recently vintage has become very trendy and the pinup girl / rockabilly look in particular is very popular! As I tend towards that sort of look I thought I’d do a couple of posts on achieving it with my favourite budget brand MUA.

This first post is all about the lips. I ❤ lipstick so much and to really achieve that vixen look it’s gotta be red every time! This can be a very difficult colour to wear so here are my 3 top tips for getting it right:

1. Use a lip liner! This will help to stop the lipstick from bleeding and will also help you to get it right (believe me it helps :))

2. Use a lip brush! This will help you to get definition and make application easier. I find it almost impossible to apply red lipstick without a brush (too clumsy!)

3. Blot, Blot, Blot! This may sound obvious but it is essential with dark lipsticks to help them stay put. It’s also a good idea to blot between layers if you’re going for a really deep colour.

First up is lip liner, MUA do a brilliant one called Red Drama which, if blended in will go with all red lipsticks (I used it in the picture above). To top it off this has a sharpener in the lid!

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MUA do 2 amazing lipsticks, both work well with the lip liner and both have an amazing vintage look about them.

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Shade 1 & Shade 13

To achieve the perfect pout follow these steps:

1. Line your lips to get the shape you desire. Top tip make sure the liner is sharp as definition is easier to achieve! If you want you can use this as a base for your lipstick and fill your lips in with it!

2. Carefully fill in the lips remembering to make sure the liner is blended well. It looks very odd when the liner is obvious! If you can get hold of a lip brush that has a lid this is best as you can take it with you for touch ups. I have one which uses the lid to push the brush into so it’s full length when you use it, very handy!

3. Blot and refill you lips, I normally do this once or twice but it’s entirely up to you what your preference is here. Make sure to keep some tissue in your purse for touch ups later.

Simples as the dodgy meerkat says ☺

These are beautiful shades of red and will set off any outfit but particularly a pretty swing/Audrey Hepburn dress!

They fulfil any Vixen’s need to look drop dead gorgeous with a killer pout and I wear them regularly. They really do have staying power and I’ve only needed to reapply a couple of times during a night out depending on how much I drink etc. For £1 each they’re bargainous!

Next time Vixen Eyes!

Nat x