Thursday, 17 February 2011

A few things to love, vol. 1

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1. Accessorize Merged Blusher in Starlet: These captured my heart and we've been doing a kind of flirtatious Pasodoble for weeks. Weeks! Aren't they just reminiscent of something quite expensive and quite coveted? These little mineralized interlopers are new players in a seldom tapped market, and Accessorize have actually produced little pots of wonder here in a reiteration of a best-selling MAC classic. The blushes are buttery (in a perfectly I can't believe it's not! way), blend like a charm and as pigmented as their costly counterparts.

Starlet is the shade I homed in on like an only slightly dangerous missile (dangerous purely to cosmetics and my bank balance) and with good reason: it reminded me of MAC's Mineralized Blush in Daft Pink. In reality, it's a cooler, less frosty and more budget-friendly iteration. It applies the same, feels the same and costs a third of the price.

Accessorize Starlet vs. MAC Daft Pink.

2. MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo: A little innocent back-to-MAC excursion ended in a sultry, waspish pout which reminds me simultaneously of both the colour of something deadly, and the colour of Hollywood. It commands attention and respect, and stalks about in spike heels, defiant-eyed and impatient; and this is how I feel when I step out of the house in this lipstick. I walk taller, strut better and feel like a pleasing mixture of 40's housewife-turned-cellblock tango. Pretty, yet dangerous.
3. Black bases with a gold eyeshadow: But sadly it turned out barely there in the photo; the vanishing man. Recipe for smutty, smudgy eyes with a little glimmer: take one black cream shadow/liner and smudge all over the lid in a haphazard fashion. Blend edges, and pat a gold eyeshadow lightly over the top. Easy, as it turns out. Black + gold = a simple and beautiful equation. One day I'll show you with pictures where appropriate, when you're older.

25 comments:

  1. OMG dinosaurs?? Since when did they get added to cami+kiwi! Now that I'm less distracted, I have daft pink too and it's gorgeous.

    xx
    Elle

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  2. Are you wearing Ruby Woo in the photo? If so it looks amazing! Mine never looked that good on me! Love the idea of gold on black, I will have to try it. Oh and now I need that blush :P

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  3. The Accessorize blusher looks so pretty. I've admired them a few times in Superdrug - pleasantly surprised to hear that it's a good product and not just a pretty face/packaging. x

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  4. I have two of the Accessorize blushes but I don't have that one. I shall go buy it immediately :) Think my next B2M will be for Ruby Woo, even if I only wear it to strut up and down my hallway ;)

    Kelly x

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  5. okay I've heard enough about the Accessorize blushers now, need to get myself one ASAP!

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  6. sigh - love ruby woo, but just couldn't get used to the formula.

    my chum bought lady bug tonight though - lovely, shiny, happy red. I bought snob - only 5 gazillion years late to the mark! ;)

    a x
    www.girlinthecityglasgow

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  7. A friend from the UK just sent me the Starlet blush and I love it! It reminded me of Daft Pink as well but as you said, they are different and I think I actually prefer Starlet for everyday wear just because it's less shimmery. And Ruby Woo looks perfect on you!

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  8. Cami, does Starlet compare to MAC's Azalea Blossom?

    I've been on the hunt for a dupe for so long!

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  9. It could be Ruby Woo, but it looks like Lady Danger on my computer screen. Very pretty, Cami!

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  10. Oooh I must try these smutty smokey eyes that you speak of! :D

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  12. I love Ruby Woo - it's my favorite red lipstick! The consistency of mine is questionable though; it's very hard to work with and doesn't apply the easiest. I don't know if I got an old one or if that's just the way it is. How is your tube to work with?

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  13. i adore you in ruby woo :)it is all the things you said it is! i always feel like million bucks when i put it on :) you rock girl! :)))

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  14. I'm a new follower and love your blog already :) I love the look of the Accessorize blush - i have a bit of a blush obsession right now :S will have to go find it!! Did you get your at Superdrug (i hear they stock it now?) or just in Accessorize?

    xxShivvyxx

    Please check out my blog :)

    xxshivvyxx.blogspot.com

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  15. I really want to try the black and gold look! Nice post =)

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  16. I missed out on the daft pink blush, I think I'll see if I can pick up the accessorize one! It looks wonderful - Bryden

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  17. You have such a gorgeous face! I love your skin and the blush is such a sweet colour

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  18. @elle hearts blogs they've always been there - where've you been, lady?! I do love a bit of Daft Pink, but I actually think I like this Accessorize blush more - it's less chunky :) xx

    @Lillian Funny Face Yes, I am - the colour is saturated a little as my face looked grey in the original though - so it's a little brighter than it probably would look normally. It's still a stunning colour though! x

    @LilyLipstick They truly are stunning and an amazing budget buy! I can't believe they're so good, to tell the truth! x

    @Kelly YOU NEED IT. It is so beautiful and smooth to apply and looks lovely on! And you need Ruby Woo too - I can totally see you in it :) xx

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  19. @Get Gawjus! YES! Get thee down to a Superdrug and get yourself all of them! I don't hate any one of them - they're all lovely!

    @girlinthecity oohh Ladybug is next on my list - I just love the name, so cute! :)

    @Tiffany Yes, you've hit the nail on the head - it's less chunky and annoying and it's just nicely, finely-milled. Perfect :) x

    @Marie Sadly not at all :( Azalea Blossom is much cooler and more matte, whereas Starlet is ridiculously shimmery in comparison :(

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  20. @Rebecca Could just be the saturation - I looked grey in the original so had to edit it a little... But now you've got me needing Lady Danger! I must check it out :)

    @Jadegrrrl Yes! It'd look ace on you <3

    @The Caffeinated Spaz I find it difficult to work with so I don't think it's just your tube... I think in general it's just not an easy lipstick :(

    @marikuska I do! I just want to strut when I wear it :)

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  21. @xxShivvyxx I picked it up at Superdrug - hopefully you'll be able to get hold of it without too much trouble - though let me know and I can always grab you a couple if you want some :)

    @Vida You should! There's just something about it which looks lovely, but I can't describe it! :)

    @Bryden and Claire Oh, you definitely should! On balance, I think I prefer the Accessorize blush as it's less chunky and easier to apply without glitter floating around on your face :)

    @Emily Oh, what a lovely comment! You are far too sweet!

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  22. Beeeeautiful picture!! Loved this post and just adore the way that you write :) I will definitely continue reading!

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  23. @tinabeana12 Thanks so much! What a lovely comment :)

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  24. loooove that blush!!
    KatXoXo

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  25. I got one on a haul last week and I LOVE it! Can't believe they are such a bargain price. Great review xx :-)

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