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MUA Rocks \m/ No 9 Pearl Eyeshadow Single


As I write this I am sitting looking out of the window of the Palacel Hotel in Buxton (UK) having a Spa Break with a very good friend!  After 2 days of pampering and relaxation I am in heaven!  Whilst here we had a wander into this historic town and I picked up yet another MUA product, I have so many now I will be able to blog for about a month!!

This shade is no9 and is a pearlescent eyeshadow.  It is a rich purple colour with undertones of blue and pink.  The pictures do not do it any justice but it is amazing and, as with all MUA, products it has a high pigment so a little goes a long, long way!  I can see why make up artists rate these products and love them.  It is easy to apply and looks amazing, I reckon this would suit most skin types though you may want to tone it down on really pale skin.  It gives smokey eyes an amazing sheen and can tone down the black if you find it a bit too much for your eyes.  It’s a FAB rocky colour that would look amazing when bouncing round clubs/gigs or living it up at Tribal et al.

Yet another Gold Star for MUA as this cost £1, yes a nugget!!!  I am totally in love with MUA and will be doing a lot of adding to my collection.  The amazing colours that go from understated to vibrant are amazing and you can get everything from Bronzer to Primer from them for under £5!

Check out their website here, they are also exclusively available at Superdrug online and instore.  If you go to the MUA website there is a list of the Superdrug stores that stock them.


MUA Budget ,Cruelty Free and FAB

Well, after yesterday’s little rant I managed to find a budget make up brand courtesy of Betty Bee Towers, I ❤ this blog, she is so beautiful and fabulous!!!

Betty was reviewing MUA Makeup Academy’s Undressed Pallette which had cost her £4! Yep you read it right 4 of our British pounds!!!! Well this peeked my curiosity as I just couldn’t believe something so cheap could be cruelty free! So I went over to their site and found this confirming they’re cruelty free and full lists of ingredients!!! Hurrah I love the openness and honesty already! To top it all off they’re not just on line they’re also exclusively sold through Superdrug!!!! Hurrah, they also have a list on the MUA website of the Superdrug stores that stock the range! You can find a link to it here.

This range is extensive with most products being between £1-£4, there is one eye shadow pallet that is £8 but there are 24 shades to choose from!!!! The choice is fantastic and the colours are great. I’m going to be heading down to Superdrug to get some ASAP! What a find, even though it’s been out for a bit I’ve always assumed it wouldn’t be cruelty free so I can’t wait to try this!

Faith is restored in the high street once again 😊

Barry M Rocks \m/

Ok, so this is a quick update as I’ve just been to Superdrug and Barry M have an offer on!!!! Yay love a freebie???? Well as it’s Barry M’s 30th birthday (happy birthday Barry M) they’re doing a nail varnish give away!!! Spend £6 or more and get one of 3 nail varnishes, the choices are red, blue or pink. Typically they’re bright as you’d expect from this brand and I got the pink one, see the piccy below. I have been in love with Barry M since I was a teenager as they were the only brand doing black nail varnish at the time, over the years I’ve brought ridiculous amounts of their stuff and I’m really pleased you can now get it in most stores like Superdrug and Boots.

I treated myself to a lip gloss, £4.49, and Glitter Lashes, £4.99, to get this promotion. The Glitter Lashes are a lovely pink colour and you apply to the ends of your lashes with the brush to make them and your eyes sparkle. I’m of to see Starlight Express on Thursday so I’ll do an update of how I went with it after.

The lip gloss is gorgeous it’s a peachy brown colour and if you hold it up to the light it has glitter flecks running through it. It’s lovely and creamy on and smells chocolately and delicious! It goes on really easy and isn’t sticky and gloopy like some lip glosses and the wand is much easier to use than a brush. I’ll update tonight about how long it lasts. I absolutely love this and will definitely be buying it again!!

Update! – I’ve been wearing the lip gloss for about 4 hours now and it is lovely.  I’ve had to re-apply a couple of times but not as much as I thought and I have a habit of applying a lot anyway!  It’s lovely on and has a shimmery effect on the lips, if I can get a decent photo I’ll pop it on here!

The nail varnish is typical Barry M and really pink with a lovely pearlescent sheen running through, again I haven’t tried on it yet as I’ve only just bought it. I’ll do an update when I do!

Happy shopping and let me know if you get any of the nail varnishes!!!!