Bicester Village Haul: DKNY and MAC


Whilst I was in Bicester Village and was bumping into all the shops I wasn’t interested in, I FINALLY went into a store called ‘The Cosmetics Company’, which little to my knowledge was an outlet store (which I should have known because Bicester Village is outlet central). I was so happy to see some amazing brands in there but obviously I was drawn to their MAC counter, where they had their limited edition collections at a discount! I wanted everything, but chose this..

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** MAC Holiday Edition 2012 gift sets Guilty Passions / 4 Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments (Limited Edition)

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** MAC Holiday Collection 2012 eye kit (was £37) £26

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** MAC eyeshadow pans in ‘All That Glitters’ and ‘Tempting’ (was £10) £7

www.cosmeticcompanyoutlet.co.uk

DKNY didn’t disappoint me either! Check out this watch I bought..

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I couldn’t find this watch online anywhere

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THE BEST LIPSTICK IN THE WORLD!!!


A new product that I’ve been LOVING recently is this lipstick from Barry M! Now if you live outside of the UK, you may find this a little hard to come across but it’s AMAZING! I’ve found some fantastic dupes listed below!

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The genius of it? IT’S GREEN! Or is it? This lipstick actually changes colour depending on the pH balance of your lips and turns a pink colour when applied! It’s magic! This one will turn heads when you pull a GREEN lipstick out your bag!

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I’ve been wearing this non-stop recently and it’s a completely new to me but as my mum pointed out, this stuff has been around for YEARS! In fact, she remembers purchasing this over 20 years ago before I was born! It was quite the thing during the 80s/ 90s and apparently you could get this for the dollar store!

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This particular one is by Barry M and is in the TMLP which cleverly stands for.. Turn My Lips Pink! Clever ehy? I like the small and simple packaging too! Perfect to put in your bag!

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The best thing about the Barry M one is that it’s so cheap! It costs £4.49 from Boots or Superdrug! I think the colour would look GREAT on anyone!

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You could wear this colour no matter what your skin tone and it is quite moisturising too! And because it adjusts to your own pH balance, it will suit you!

Here’s a dupe by Fran Wilson which is raved about a lot!

PURPLE HAZE!


I’ve been absolutely loving purple make up at the moment! Purple has always been my favourite colour but it’s always been something that I enjoy wearing as clothes.. Never on my face.. UNTIL NOW!!

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I think purple is perhaps the most versatile colour out there! It looks fantastic on darker skins because it compliments rich tones and flatters really pale skin tones by not being overbearing! Word of warning.. If you’re very yellow toned, I wouldn’t wear too much purple cause it can look unflattering with your skin tone as they are opposite colours on the colour wheel!

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Here’s some of the things I’ve been LOVING!

If any of you have any other suggestions.. Especially a good lilac blush and lipstick combo. Or a really nice purple eye shadow palette, I’d love to know!

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Barry M nail varnishes are my favourite and I have quite the collection! (I’ll do a blog post on this soon). These are my two favourite colours! They look fantastic any time of the year and I think the lighter purple would look good on any skin tone! Woohoo! P.S. they’re £3.99! SOLD!

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Next up is a purple toned blush! I know.. It’s crazy! But it’s not overly purple! It’s very mauve toned but looks quite the plum tone on your skin! I think this is one for all my pale friends out there! Use a light hand with this and use a contour colour and blush colour! It’ll look fantastic! Plus.. It’s so cheap! L.A colours can be found at Beauty Base! It’s very affordable and great quality!

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Rolling up at three is this lovely eye shadow and blush palette from Elizabeth Arden! I actually got this in a gift set but I’m pretty sure all the colours are sold individually! I love the Lilac purple in this palette called ‘Lucky’ and these are so creamy with a satin finish and they have shimmer, so perfect for those special nights out! Also, I like the blushes in here because it makes this quite the portable palette!

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If you have hazel, green or brown eyes.. PURPLE IS THERE FOR YOU! If you don’t really like eye shadow then go for eye liner cause its a perfect and subtle balance! This one from Fashionista found at Superdrug is perfect because it isn’t über pigmented and is quite subtle! Also.. Look at the packaging.. Everything you need in one small package! I personally would have liked it to be more pigmented but it’s quite build-able! Not bad at all! I’m sure all the Americans out there will also have a dupe colour in Maybelline’s gel eye liner but for us UK folks who don’t get all the colours, this was the nearest gel eye liner I could find at a budget!

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I’m loving this scent right now! Body Shop had a 50% sale off all orders recently so I took advantage and got a whole gift set with these Moroccan Rose products in probably the most beautiful packaging EVER! P.S. it was gift wrapped in Eid Mubarak packaging! This is a rose scent with a twist.. Kind of has a mature twist on it and smells really ‘sassy’!

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This is a cheat but I’m loving the blues and purples in the Sleek Ultra Mattes palettes! This is one of my most favourite palettes by them! I’m going crazy over the purple colour blended really subtly in my crease with a pink based champagne colour on the lid (from the Elizabeth Arden palette). It looks fantastic!

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Purple on the lips is AMAZEBALLS!!! Not only do purple tones such as plums look gorgeous but lilac is such a fantastic twist to pink! I’m dying for a lilac lipstick.. HELP PLEASE! But this lip stain is gorgeous! Amazingly light and doesn’t look pink but definitely gives a different look to your pout!

That’s all for today folks! I’m back tomorrow with my perfume collection!

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