MAC Lipsticks for Beginners feat Ruby Woo, Hug Me and Girl About Town


Hi Lovelies,

I hope everyone has had a nice week so far. I have been looking forward to the long Easter weekend for so long now and it is almost here..:-}

Today, I am featuring my favorite{ and may I add my only} MAC lipsticks. I have never been able to justify spending 13 -14 pounds on a lipstick maybe it is because i am not really a fan of lip products. Having said that, I think I am getting into the flow of loving Lipsticks. I love MAC lipsticks because they are very pigmented and come in a variety of shades that suit my skin tone.

Generally, I am a big lover of MAC makeup especially their foundations, concealers and powders because I think they are very good quality and excellent value for money. Through Youtube, I found out you could return 6{six} empty MAC products and get a free lipstick of your choice. I quickly ransacked my room searching frantically for all my empties and went as far as asking my cousin and sister for theirs{hahhaha}. 

I was lucky enough to get six empty products and I got a free lipstick and there has been no looking back since then. Note, not all empty products are eligible, I think only empties which can  be recycled are eligible. If in doubt, you can check the outer package of your MAC product when you buy it. It is called " Back to MAC" and it should be inscribed on the outer packaging like so:

Altogether, I have got three free Lipsticks which I think is quite good. I was very careful to choose the lipsticks I really really wanted for a long while. The first one I got was Girl About Town, followed by the popular Ruby Woo and lastly Hug Me

                                                       MAC RUBY WOO

  Ruby Woo is a Matte Bright Red Lipstick which suits almost any skin tone provided you line your lips properly and apply it either lightly or heavily depending on what look you are going for. It is definitely one of my favorite lipsticks and I believe it is one of the most popular lipsticks from MAC


                                                           MAC GIRL ABOUT TOWN

Girl About Town is an amplified lipstick which implies it is very pigmented and very little goes a long way. It is a fuschia pink lipstick and it is a creme finish so it is quite glossy and creamy on the lips. It could appear purple in pictures when you wear it but I absolutely love it and i apply it really lightly with a pink or purple lip liner. 

                                                         MAC HUG ME

Hug Me is definitely my best lipstick out of the lot and you can tell from the pictures because it is almost finished. I LOVE this lipstick so much. It is a fleshy pink nude lipstick if that makes any sense. It has some lustre in it and it is perfect on its own without any need for any lipgloss except you want to go the extra mile. This is my go -to lipstick and I wear this to work almost everyday because I feel it looks very professional yet sexy..xx

I hope you  enjoyed this post. Let me know what lipstick is your favorite? 

Another Photography Day

Today is a really special day to me because it has been 5 Years since my Dad died and each year that has gone by has been different in special ways. I would not go into so much details because this post is not about that.

I went out and about today taking in the lovely city of Westminister and snapping away the beautiful monuments and statues all around. The city of Wesminister really inspires me and I can just walk around and taking in all the beauty all day long {stopping of course for some coffee and bites}. I always feel refreshed by the cool air and beautiful scenery all before me.

For me, all the statues seem to be telling a deep story and their eyes do not feel empty at all which you may expect from a statue made of cold stone{or whatever material} they are made of.

Anywho, I decided to share some photos with you all. Enjoy..xx

House of Parliament/ Cromwell Green Entrance
Random Building in Millbank

Parliament Square Signpost

Big Ben :-}

                                                    Oliver Cromwell Statue


What/Who inspires you to be who you are everyday?

My Natural Hair

Having natural (unrelaxed) hair is something I have often dreamed about. I just never had the opportunity to know what it looked like because I had relaxed hair for as long as I can remember. Many a time I decided to go natural but I did not succeed because I lacked knowledge of what to do to take care of it properly and I usually gave in and  put in a relaxer.

So fast forward to 2012, I had my last relaxer in May 2012. After that, I decided

that was the end. I had my hair in braids as a protective style while I transitioned. I did not do anything special during my transitioning.

On the 8th of March 2013, I decided to big chop because my hair had grown so much and my relaxed ends were quite long as well but it did not look nice. I big chopped myself by putting my hair in little twists. I was scared but afterwards i felt so happy and proud.

Now, I have been playing with my hair so much and I cannot get enough of it. I feel like I am meeting a new part of me that has been absent for too long.

Unlike the previous times I tried to go natural, I have armed myself with some knowledge on how to care for my hair and I bought some products to help me as well.  Here are a few below:

                                     ORS Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner

                                            Creamy Shea Butter{100% unrefined}

                             Silk Bonnet with my Pretty Mannequin Head{ Isn't she so gorgeous?}


                                                     Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil

                                                        Organic Coconut Oil

                                    Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner

                                                                Spray Bottle for Water

                                                               Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It's all a learning process which I am happy to experience and understand what works for my hair.

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend as I have. Have a lovely week ahead. X

Westminister at Sunset

I had a long day today at work and I knew there was no other way to relax other than taking lovely pictures on my way home. I always pass these beautiful tourist attractions everyday and I never seem to stop and take it all in and appreciate it. So, today I popped off the bus halfway and took these lovely photos. 

They definitely cheered me up and I hope they add some color to your day....xx

                                                            River Thames

                                                          Lambeth Palace

Lancome Freebies

I am sure you all know how much of a fetish i have for Lancome products and i find it really hard to resist especially when they have their deals and offers. Their offers and deals are really good and excellent value for money. This is my second freebie from them.

Don't they just look so yummy?

                                           Lancome Hypnose Mascara Volume                                        

                                                      Lancome L' Absolut  Rouge Lipstick
                                                  Lancome Visionnaire and Lancome Genifique

                                                   Lancome La Vie Perfume

                          Lancome Hydrazen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream

                               Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Cream and Eye Cream

Lancome Galateis Douceur and Tonique Douceur

Lancome Vernis in Love Nail Lacquer


I am a big lover of Lancome brand. I love their Foundation, Skin care, Mascara, Lipsticks and Lipgloss. But I have never tried their Nail Lacquer because I am not really a big nail painter{ I am not very good at painting my nails either}. However, recently, Lancome was having an offer where you could by any two Lancome products and get a free goody bag filled with Lancome mini goodies. It was very hard to resist and i had to choose the cheapest products because i was nowhere near ready to fork out anything more than twenty five pounds. So, I got nail polishes in shades: Cristal Quartz, Madame Tulipe and Bleu de FloreWhich is your favorite nail polish ? Which of this lot is your favorite?


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