New lippy alert!!

Hi everyone! I know its been ages…but I didn’t really want to post anything until I had a product review or an outfit post to put up. Dont forget that you can follow me on my instagram page @fuschia__sequins where I post a few times a week 🙂

Okay so I had a short trip to Dubai recently and I absolutely loved it. The thriving city oozes luxury and class at every turn. I got some time to browse around Dubai Mall and loved the plethora of brands that were on offer. these weren’t just the big brands we all know and love but there were many that were local too such as Charles and Keith they had some gorgeous shoes and bags and guess what…they ship to lots if countries so check them out!

I of course had to pop into Sephora and have a look at what they have. It was a pretty big branch. Being a lover of matte lipsticks I was looking for a really nice nude shade to add to my collection as most of my matte lippys are either pinks or reds. I probably tried about 30 on the back of my hand then I stumbled across the Gucci Spring Rose Matte Lipstick. Now I know what your thinking Gucci may be a little much for a simple lippy but the richness of the colour and the texture on my skin left me unable to put it down.

Although being a rosey pink when you first look at it on brown skin the shade is definitely a nude beige colour. I have tried lots of Sleeks, Rimmel, Maybelline. Loreal matte lipsticks and also mid-range ones such as MAC and NARS and I can honestly say that the finish of this was totally different. The matte is also velvet to the touch and lasts! I did also wear this with a lip primer to further enhance the colour.colour swabFullSizeRender

This purchase was an investment piece that I know I’ll be wearing for a while 🙂 I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have used any of Gucci’s other make-up products and your thoughts on them.

Thank you for reading,

Claudia x

New beauty buys!!

I’ve had these lipsticks for a while but didn’t really want to write about them until I had used them and could give an honest review. A few months back I bought a couple of new lipsticks and an eyeshadow from H and M’s new make -up collection. I’m a little suspicious when a clothing line branches into accessories or make-up as I sometimes assume that the quality wont be like that of the bigger brands such as MAC, Maybelline etc.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the quality of both the lipsticks and the eyeshadow were really good! The lipsticks I bought are called You’re Golden and Electric Peach and both have a metallic finish. They are long lasting and although I didnt wear them on their own the colour still showed through beautifully. The eyeshadow (called Vintage Doll, its a lovely baby pink colour) I applied wet to create the cut crease look on my eyelids and was really pleased with the finish, it was perfectly matte and stayed in place all day.

The H and M make-up range definitely has a thumbs up from me. Quality products and at a great price too! You can shop their make-up range by clicking here

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Splitting your beauty supplies

It recently dawned on me that more often than not I purchase a new beauty product or make-up brush as a result of a review I’ve read or simply wanting to experiment with something different to take the monotony out of the ‘getting read’ process. However, it’s easy to accumulate lots of items that you rarely use and gather dust on your dresser. One way to combat this is to select your core products and tools that you use on a daily basis, your ‘go-to’ items and gather these into one bag. Then you may choose to have a larger bag that has your wider range of cosmetics in it, these can include your glittery eyeshadows or colours and concealers, blushers that you wear on special occasions.

This means that on those days when you’re in a rush in the morning you can quickly grab and apply the products you need rather than rummaging through a large bag of make up trying to look for what you need.

This is also handy if you are a frequent traveller, you can always have the items you need packed and ready to go!

I hope this helps! Have a fab day


Claudia x