MAC Lipstick Collab!💋💄

Hey guys👋🏽

You may remember Madi The Mermaid talking about doing Mac lipstick swatches on her blog! (You didn’t? That’s why you so need to follow her tut tut 😝) So nosey old me messaged her and asked if she would like to do one with me! This would then give our fellow readers a chance to see how Mac lippies look on different skin tones and of course the lovely Madi The Mermaid agreed!😁

Now prior to our post we did email each other asking what lippies we had but realised we did not have a single one that was the same☹ but we thought never mind, it would still be fun to collab and show off our own collection! And lipsticks vary so much on different skin tones, plus everyone owns a Mac lippie right? So here goes…..

Mac- Ruby Woo


My love of red started with this lipstick! It still is my absolute fave! It is a cool toned red with blues undertones (you can’t see the blue! Promise🙈) which means your teeth will look whiter and brighter with this lippie! I believe Ruby Woo would work on any skin tones!👍🏽 I wear this lippie when I’m going out, special event or even everyday! That’s how versatile it is😄

Mac- Brave


A pinky based nude colour that I am not a major fan of. It looks great in the bullet but once applied can look a little washed out on my NC42 skin tone. Usually when I rock this colour I use a brown lip liner to bring some depth into the colour! (Excuse the lighting👎🏽) 

Mac- Russian Red


I saw this red on my fave person Sima (the owner of my fave local boutique CHINABOX!) and it looked awesome on her that I had to go get one of my own😂 This red is a lot deeper than the Ruby woo and has warmer undertones. It’s a great colour again for any skin tone, as my sister is around NC35 and it looks great on her too! In fact she prefers Russian Red over Ruby woo!

Mac- Viva glam II


The Viva Glam II range was launched by Rhianna in 2014! This is a mauvey colour which I thought would look great on me as Rhianna is a woman of colour too but how wrong was I? Don’t get me wrong it’s gorge but again like Brave so washed out on me☹. You can see here that I’ve had to pair with Mac Cork lip liner as it would not show up in the pic at all! 

Mac- Matte So Chaud


My first Mac orange lippie and I was not disappointed with this one! It’s such a gorge orange! Not too neon bright and it gives such a nice glowy effect on my skin. As this is quite a matte lippie like the Ruby Woo make sure your lips are flake free and ‘balmed’ as every flaw will show! (You have been warned!)

Mac- Hug Me


Another Mac nude! The question is do I like it?😂 Mmmm kinda lol but again a very light pinky nude. It’s ok but again if you are an NC42 you may want to try it with a darker lip liner. 

Mac- Dark Side


A superb burgundy from Mac! I love this one! Looks fab on its own and mixed with other berries! It’s not a  matte finish but an amplified one, which means the colour will be super intense and slightly in a satin finish. I’ve rocked this lippie a lot this winter!

Mac- Candy Yum Yum


My first ever pink lippie from Mac! I bought this after I’d seen it on my fave makeup YouTuber Arshia’s makeup (she’s amazing!) As she is an NC42 like me, I reckoned that this would suit me too and holy moly I was right! I love this colour and yes it’s pretty bright in the tube but it looks beautiful on! If you are shy of bold, bright colours I would steer clear from Candy Yum Yum as it may be too much for you🙈

And that is the end of my Mac Lipstick Collection! Does anyone have any other suggestions for colours for an NC42 skin tone? . Also if anyone knows of a nudey colour in the Mac collection that would suit my skin tone please do let me know about that as well! Thanks❤️

Now head over to to check out her fab Mac lipstick collection and let us know if you spot any of your faves in either our posts!  Enjoy😀

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The Black Lipstick Trend! 

Hey guys👋🏽

Recently I have been seeing lots of darker lip colours on various skin tones! I wonder if it’s to do with the Winter season? Regardless I am in 😍 with this trend! As you can see from my pic collage below, it doesn’t matter what skin colour you are, there is defo a dark lippie for everyone! And you also do not need to be an Emo to carry this look! I believe it can work on all! 

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If you don’t fancy a pure black lippie, try the deepest burgundy you can find! I currently own ‘Dark side’ from Mac, which is a super deep burgundy on an amplified finish. Also not so long ago I showed you Mac’s ‘Bathed in Black’ collection! They seem to have nailed it on the head with their new darker colours! Check out‎

(Image not my own)

I have also found that have reasonably priced darker lip hues too. I currently own ‘wicked’ which is a very dark brown, maroony shade. I also have the lip lacquers from currently in the shades ‘velvet vamp’ and ‘black heart’  and believe me,  they may be cheap but their quality is second to none and so super pigmented, try them!

(Image my own)

Would you like to see my version of the Black Lip trend? Let me know down below! I would also love to know if you have tried a darker lip hue, if yes which colour and brand was your fave? 

*Also guys I am going to give you an extra BLOG POSTING TOMORROW (Yaay) It will be for my FIRST BIRCHBOX review of 2016! The post will go live on Wednesday 27th January @10am British time. This will give you plenty of time to order the January Birchbox, if you would like one*


👗OOTD – Vintage glam! 💄


I am a massive fan of vintage style clothing and looks! It’s an era that’s timeless and classic. Be it clothes, hair or accessories and there is always something that will suit everyone!

Originally sourced vintage clothing can be hard to come by and is expensive! And I am yet to find a piece that I am completely in love with 😕 (my search will continue) in the meantime let’s play around with pieces and looks that are easily accessible for all!

If you know me well, you will know that it is very rare that I will don a dress (always have done indian dresses such as shalwar kameez etc, as that’s a norm for me) So to find dresses that I actually like and make use of, is a great investment for me lol.

When I first saw this spotty dress hanging on a rail in my local boutique, I was skeptical about how spotty it was! 😂 but the colour and the vintage style image I had in my head made me go for it!

When I first put this dress I instantly fell in love with it! The fabric is a silky polyester. It had a long zip and a tie-belt at the back. The dress also has small box pleats at the front and back. The pleats were another thing I was nervous about as I am pear shaped but the dress hangs really well and actually flatters my figure.


Whenever I wear this dress it is always with a bright lippie either Mac’s Candy yum yum or Mac’s Ruby woo! It just brings the simple dress to life!

I have worn this dress on numerous occasions such as the beach, a day trip to the circus and even a baby shower! It’s just so comfy and easily put together! Be it flats or with heels!


And that’s my take on my vintage glam! I have loved this dress so much, that I will defo be trying on more vintage inspired dresses. Well I’m off for a spot of brunch now, have a fab Sunday guys! 😍😘😍😘

By the way do you like vintage fashion? If yes what are your fave looks or key pieces! And if anyone can direct me to some fab vintage lines, I would love to know! Thanks :mrgreen:

Shop the Fash

Blue Spotty Dress £16 (sorry they don’t have an online store 😕 ) but are available through Facebook @ Young Ideas Leicester (United Kingdom)

Leggings £12

Oh and I nearly forgot! there might be a slight change in posting this week as I am on half term holiday (yaay) you may see more or less posts but not consecutively Tues – beauty, Sat – lifestyle and Sun – fashion. I am also very blessed as I have many blog award posts to go through! So many of my fellow bloggers have been so kind to me so it is only fair I return the good deed and get those awards posts out! So guys on that note   
Happy Reading X