The big one eight ;D

So, I turned 18 on Monday and the other half took me shopping on Oxford street. I got a LOT of stuff (thank you Colin

The polishes and Collection 2000 eyeshadow in the top left corner were from my sister. The stuff in the top right corner are bits and pieces from Superdrug. Bottom left corner is the Urban Decay Ammo palette, and in the bottom right corner is a few bits from Illamasqua, a Mac eyeshadow and a sample of one of BeneFit’s Crescent Row franges, Laugh with me Leelee. I was really disappointed that the Crescent Row frangrances aren’t released yet (they come out in the UK this Saturday, apparently); I thought they were already out ’cause they’ve been in the BeneFit catalogue for a few months now. *Siigh* but I’ll get the full size bottle of that soon.

I haven’t swatched the C2000 eye wand, liquid eyeliner, loose powder, Maybelline foundation (just needed a backup) or Bourjois blush (it’s Rose Frisson, if you’re interested). But I’ll start with polishes ^_^;

With flash on the left, without flash on the right. Just in case you can’t tell, I didn’t swatch these directly onto my skin, I swatched on sellotape ;P I’ve had the polish at the bottom for quite a while, I just wanted to compare it to Turquoise.

My recently discovered love affair with Urban Decay continues with the Ammo palette. This was £22 in House of Fraser.


Top row L-R: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick (I also have this one in the Foreshadow palette) Last Call, Chopper.
Bottom row L-R: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin.

And here’s the stuff I got from Selfridges. I think I need a Selfridges in my back garden. That would be nice. ^______^;

I cannot believe how much I love Illamasqua already. I only got a few things, I didn’t want to go overboard but I’m DEFINITELY going to get some more next time I get a chance to go there. I thought it was just all hype but the products are seriously AMAZING! I got a Pure Pigment in Furore (£15), one of the Liquid Metals in Solstice (£16), and an Intense Lipgloss in Absorb (£12.50). Solstice is the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen, I practically had an orgasm when I swatched it in the store. Absorb is the most beautiful nude gloss I’ve ever come across, it’s the slightest bit sticky which gives it staying power and the incredible pigmentation means you can skip lipstick altogether if you want to. I also got MAC Grand Entrace eyeshadow from the Love That Look collection (£11) and in the picture it looks very similar to Illamasqua Furore but they swatch quite differently. Take a look ;D

So there’s my awesome birthday haul! I was really disappointed to discover that Sleek isn’t stocked in Superdrug on Oxford Street, but I’m going to Romford tomorrow so I’m going to pickup some Sleek stuff then. Has anyone else tried Illamasqua? Opinions? Hope you’re all well ^_^;

I’ll leave you with my FOTD

Products Used

:: Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid
:: Collection 2000 Sheer Loose Powder
:: Bourjois Blush (Rose Frisson)
:: UDPP
:: Urban Decay eyeshadows in Maui Wowie (inner corners), Grifter (lids), Last Call (crease), Mildew (lower lashline), Sin (highlight)
:: GOSH Extreme Art Eyeliner (Black)
:: Rimmel SpecialEyes kohl pencil (Black Magic)
:: No7 Dream Lash Mascara (Black)
:: 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara (Black)
:: NYX Round Lipstick (Circe)
:: Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss (Absorb)

Oh and by the way! I’m planning a little giveaway for when I reach 75 followers. I did intend to do one at 50, but I missed it :( at least now I’ve got a chance to start collecting up a few prizes! So keep an eye out ^_^;

14 thoughts on “The big one eight ;D

  1. Thanks ^_^; Yeah it’s gorgeous isn’t it! I’m glad I like that one the best out of the three, ’cause my name’s Leanne and my cousins and close friends call me LeeLee ;D
    xo

  2. Nice haulage, and Happy Late Birthday! I want to try Illamasqua so bad, but it’s only available online, and not in stores yet, so I want to wait till I see them in person. And I love that Urban Decay palette, Last Call is one of my favorites (I have that color in the Wallpaper shadow box).

  3. @Stephanie: It’s awesome! You should try it if you get a chance. Although I think my favourite UD palette is still Get Baked. And thanks :D

    @Kyuubi: Thanks ^_^; Oh god I get so excited every time I even think about Illamasqua haha. I think Illamasqua is coming to Sephora soon so you can haul some stuff ;D yeah I have this urge to collect all of the UD palettes but I’d end up with so many dupes it seems stupid D: haha. I’ve already got two Flipsides and two Oil Slicks across three palettes XD

  4. OH GIRL THIS POST IS EXTREMELY FIERCE!
    ILLAMASQUA IS NEXT ON MY AGENDA.
    ive ordered that covergirl lashblast mascara from the usa so i will review that soon.
    deffo gotta go illamasuqa sooon my makeup goddess

  5. rounddddd deux because blogger effed up my original first comment.. true FML moment! >:( how GORGEOUS are you girly!! dont answer it cos i know you’d be like naaaah but loooky at yooou! BTW I’m living vicariously through your experiences and swatches.. making me drool with the awesome swatches and makeup here girly!! *shakes fist* LOL that nude looks GREAT on you! Aaaaaaah! this post does not dissapoint hope you had an amazing birfdeee for the big ol’ groovy ONE EIGHT! kudos to your loverboy otherhalf to take u shopping .. nothing better than that :P DAMMITY DAM UD palettes never fail to amaze me.. should stop shit talking and get one myself..!! (doood my priorities are art supplies.. sigh!) OMG NO SLEEK STUFF?! crazy crazy crazy oxford! i can’t remember what else i said in my first original comment.. *glares at blogger for ruining ma comment!* GRRRRRR lotsa love!! xxx

  6. @Matt: I KNOW RIGHT ;D From what I’ve heard CG Lashblast is really similar to Maxfactor False Lash Effect, you’ll have to let me know! Oh and let me know when you next plan on going to Oxford street and I’ll come with you and we can haul Illamasqua stuff! :D

    @Chammy: DAWW haha *stroke stroke* I always thought nude lips looked retarded on my but I’m kinda getting used to it now. Blaaah art supplies schmart supplies! Makeup IS art ;D ahaha. Srsly UD palettes are wonderfullll. If you’re gonna get one I’d suggest the Ammo one or the Deluxe one ’cause they’ve got a big selection of colours in :D and aahh I know, no Sleek stuff was saddd :( but I’m going to Romford today so I will get a few bits and pieces from them todaaay! xo

    @Ditzy: Daww, thanks ^_^; I highly recommend everything! haha :)

  7. @Jenn: I did, thanks ^_^; yeah, if I was to recommend any Urban Decay palette it would be that one because there’s a good range of colours but they’re all still wearable, but if you wanted brighter ones I’d suggest the Deluxe shadow box. :)

    @Lions and Nicole: Thanks! <3 Yeah they’re awesome :)

  8. Gorgeous look! You’re a stunner. Your boyf’s a star treating you to all that. Hope you had a lovely day. Gawd you make me feel so old. I remember when I turned 18 – TEN YEARS AGO!! LOL

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