Thursday, 20 February 2014

Mahusive E.L.F Haul

Hi Lovelies,

Here i have for you a haul of course, as if i didn't have anything better to do than buy more make-up…oops

E.L.F cosmetics had a 50% sale online on EVERYTHING yes , you read right!

So, you better get that kettle on as you would probably need a cuppa as I've gone a little crazy..

My surprise when i first opened the box!
What was i thinking, i think i got a bit too carried away with the basket online.. who wouldn't with such an amazing offer

Visit their website:

Contouring Blush & Bronzer

The pigmentation on this duo is excellent. I did find however that the bronzer is slightly too dark for my skin tone ,so i can only use a little and blend. The blush is really pretty and also has a slight shimmer to it which in the summer with a tan it would look extra special. Also i cannot fault the packaging..identical to NARS! Love that it comes with a mirror :)

Miniral Lipstick in 'Natural Nymph'
I couldn't miss out on yet another lipstick as if i didn't have enough already! well i was reading several reviews and many girls were saying good things about this one, so i just clicked away.
I'm quite disappointed :(.. It doesn't go with my complexion at all! This i feel is more suited for a fairer skin as its washes me out completely. Boo..
Anyone uses this lipstick? whats your opinion?

 Miniral Lip glosses
I couldn't turn down the mineral section. I saw this lip glosses and wanted to give them a try. I am never a massive fan of lip glosses as i find that my hair always sticks to my lips!! These three actually look identical, there is a slight difference as the photo doesn't show them properly. I can easily use this on top of my lipsticks just to give me that extra shine.
The thing i hate about them is the SMELL… seriously stinks! Normally lip glosses smell of fruit and are very sweet, these however are the complete opposite. Please, don't let this put you off tho!;p

 Miniral Eyeshadows
I got these four mineral eyeshadows. Im really happy with three of them as 'Temptress' has disappointed me. The rest of the colours are really pigmented and give out a stunning glow, however 'Temptress' hardly shows and if i was to place it on my eyelid i feel it would look like i had bruised eyes!! 

Miniral blush in 'Bliss'
This is a delightful pinky shade which will look great for my everyday makeup look. A little goes a long way, so i can see this blush lasting a long time. Happy!

Baked Bronzer
You can never get enough bronzers! I always liked baked bronzers, my last one was from Mac, i used it up and never re-purchased. I find that this one hasn't got much pigmentation and you have to pass it on your face several times to notice a difference. I would use this more as a shimmer or highlight for my cheekbones.
Good thing about it is that its small and perfect for a makeup bag!

 Matt Lip color
J'adore Matt lipsticks.. they last a long time and always looks bold and gives a statement. Mt favourite is the red, sorry not sure on the name but i thinks its the only red in that range. Again quite disappointed on the other two colours! i guess you win some and you lose some right!! Thats for ordering online and not have swatches available..

Eyebrow pencil
I never find the right shade or pencil for my eyebrows.. I was pleasantly surprised with this one! the brown actually matches me very well and i like the fact it has a highlight!bonus
Sorry about my horrible eyebrow and eye!

Many things that i haven't shown in detail is because i have a special surprise soon! Reaching over 100 and counting followers on my blog over a couple weeks is mind-blowing.. GIVEAWAY SOON ;)

Has anyone given e.l.f a ago?
Whats your favourite product of theirs?

Luv susx

Monday, 17 February 2014

The Liebster Award!

The Liebster Award!

I can't believe i got this! Yesterday i was nominated for the Liebster award by the amazing EM from My Pale Skin - Its unreal that my blog gets liked and is read. I thought i would of just been a nobody, you guys seriously make my day :D

So lets get started on things..

Here are the Rules 
  1. You must link back to the person who nominated you. 
  2. You have to state 11 facts about yourself
  3. You have to answer the questions given to you.
  4. You have to pick 11 nominees and create a set of 11 questions that they must answer.
  5. You can't nominate the person that nominated you.
  6. You have to tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you. 

11 Facts about me.

  1. I'm a coffee addict, drink about 4/5 cups a day - always buzzing!
  2. I used to want to be a air hostess
  3. I got married last august in Portugal
  4. I cry at everything lately
  5. can't leave the house without some make up on
  6. I spend far too much on makeup and clothes that i don't even use..
  7. I'm a moody cow in the mornings!
  8. I'm actually a very timid person 
  9. If i could stay in bed all day i would! 
  10. I love 'Reases Peanut butter cups' mmmmm
  11. I have collected around 450000 points on my boots card! 

So, here are the questions sent by the lovely EM 

Nominee Questions:

1. If you're stranded on a desert Island, and can take 5 products with you, but no mirror... what would you take? This is hard!… A Lipbalm as my lips would get dry, Perfume so i can smell nice, Shower gel/shampoo as i need to be clean, a bb cream so it acts as a foundation and finally a body butter to always keep my skin hydrated :)

2. What inspires you? My Mum who is terminally ill with cancer and who gives me strength every day to be the woman i am today

3. Favourite store? I have 2 - Zara and Miss Selfridge

4. Worst purchase you've ever made? Dior tinted moisturiser - bought in 2 shades last year and it just broke me out, and it was so expensive. I will do a review soon on this

5. Who is your Girl Envy? I have been watching +beautycrush since she started.Love her

6. Worst make up mishap? Having lipstick on my chin after drinking a take-away coffee and not realising.

7. What product have you been lusting after, but yet to add to your collection? I really want to try michael kors makeup

8. What is something you would love to wear (make up/fashion) but feel you can't pull off? Makeup- i can't pull off fake lashes as i end up looking like a drag queen. Fashion - Yellow is a NO NO on me

9. How long does your everyday make up take? 15 mins and always in a rush!

10. What product do you wish had never been discontinued? Chanel perfection lumiere

11. Where do you see yourself this time next year? Hopefully a pro at Blogging and also become a youtuber!

So here are my lovely nominees 

Lovely Amanda >
Lovely Vera >
Lovely Hannah Rose >
Lovely Georgia >
Lovely Alessandra >
Lovely ladies Aoife,Clodagh, Richael >

So my questions for all you lovely ladies are;

1. What is your favourite Make-up Brand?
2. What can't you live without?
3.If you got stranded on a deserted island and you could only take 3 things, what would they be?
4. What are you most scared off?
5. Who is your Role model?
6. What are your favourite fashion trends for Spring/Summer 14?
7. Where have you travelled in the world?
8. How much do you spend on make-up a month?
9. What age were you when you starting wearing make-up?
10. Who is your favourite all time blogger?
11. Where do you see yourself this time next year?

And thats a RAP for this Liebster Award Post.

Kissesx Sus 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Mac mini Haul

Hello lovelies,

I have for you today a mini haul from Mac.

I wondered past the mac counter and all the lovely makeup was screaming my name… It doesn't help having it just next door to work!..How could i not! The main reason i stopped was also because i wanted to purchase the Viva glam Rihanna that was on my February wish list…You should have seen the massive smile on my face when the girl said they were in stock! Score

Have a look at what i purchased..

Prep & Prime - Natural Radiance Base Lumiere 

This stunning product just stood out to me. In the glimpse of my eye i could see the sparkles and it just drew me in. The consistency of the cream is really light, a little goes along way and it just leaves your face feeling glowy and sparkly ;p
I never really use a primer as after my moisturiser i generally put my foundation straight after but now ill be less lazy and actually use a primer!


'Modesty' Lipstick

Ofcourse i couldn't dismiss the lipsticks… and add another to my collection ;)
I have been looking for the perfect NUDE in a very long time, and guess what, i think i have found it!!.. Its totally a better than my lips colour and really brings them out. I am in LOVE with 'Modesty'..

Have you tried this lipstick?
Whats your favourite NUDE?


Mac Viva Glam Rihanna

The reason i went Mac in the first place and i can finally say i ticked something from my wish list!.
Who doesn't want a limited edition Rihanna influenced and blogger loved lipstick..
This red is so beautiful, it has blue undertones and looks so seductive on the lips..This will definitely be up there with my favourite REDS and i haven't got much frost finished lipsticks as i am more a matt kinda girl but this really did tick all the boxes. Yipee i have joined in the clang :)

I thinked i have been totally MAC-ked Out!!

Kisses * Sus

Thursday, 13 February 2014

My February Wishlist *


 My lovelies,

Here are some items i have been lusting over and really want to get!

  1. Mac Viva Glam Rihanna 
  2. Michael kors Make-up 
  3. River Island watch 
  4. Michael kors bag
  5. Zara ankle boots
  6. Zara 'Stressed' Logo clutch

Everything from the lipstick, Make-up and accessories are crying out for me to purchase them. I really hope i get my hands on Mac's viva glam Rihanna lipstick as currently it seems to be sold out everywhere already! :( boo

I'm pretty obsessed with Michael Kors! The make-up line looks absolutely stunning and every girl needs a michael kors bag at least in their collection.

This River Island watch is only £28 what a bargain! I do own expensive watches but as i work full-time i can't be taking a pricey accessory to work, so a cheapy will do and this one looks like a Michael!:)

Zara oh Zara, how i love you so..These ankle boots look like a killer but definitely are a statement and the clutch only £19.99! I like as its white, it would look gorgeous for the summer and i always like a statement logo! 'Stress' - says its all lol


So, What's on your current wishlist?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Valentine's outfit ideas

Hello lovelies,

Valentines Day is approaching and i wanted to share a few ideas that i created whilst browsing online. 

So for you ladies that are still on a hunt for the perfect valentines outfit, i hope you find some inspiration from me today.

I have gone a bit Zara crazy, their new season is amazing!!

Monochrome Dream

Monochrome is always a key trend. It always gives a sense of sophistication. What i love about this dress is that it also looks like a two piece which looks so elegant. Adding a statement necklace gives it that extra sparkle! 
Make up wise i would go with e red lip to give it that pop or have your lips neutral but go all out on the eyes!

 [Outfit all Zara]

Peek a boo Dress

Why not give a little treat to your companion! Let him take off your jacket and show him your sexy back.. Its not always about showing boobs and legs as having this cheeky detail it gives you more class and little more discreet. As the front is plain why not add again a statement necklace but this time a little more extravagant! With shoes i just love these sexy lace up heels, and with the monochrome trend still on top you will rock the night!!
 [Outfit all Zara]

The Bandage Bodycon

Bodycon never goes old.. show off your sexy figure and make him go crazy! I just love the details on this dress, it hugs you on all the right places and the colour shouts out summer! 
Pastels are going to be big this year and why not be one trendy lady..
Plain nude heels gives you more class and you can't forget the bag, oh my this bag shouts out style queen..

(Dress and Shoes are Topshop, Bag is Zara]

 Desert Scene

Light up the night with your celestial energy in this ultra-svelte body con dress.
Printed dresses are really flattering as they take the eyes from any unexpected bulge! Why not pair this dress with some sexy nude peep toes, the ankle strap seriously makes your legs sexier. Don't forget that trendy bag..
Its freezing so don't forget that statement coat..i love that the zip is on the side and you can't go wrong with a bit of leather on the shoulders!!

[Dress and shoes are Topshop, Coat and Bag are Zara]

Are you doing anything nice this Valentines?

May your Valentine's Day be filled with lots of LOVE and ROMANCE

Love sus x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Beauty latest haul

Hello my lovelies,

It's haul time!...

Here are my latest buys

[Garnier Micellar water, Estee Lauder 'Double wear' & Benefit 'Sugarbomb']

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I always wanted to try Bioderma but never got round to going to France or ordering and trying it. So when i discovered this 'Garnier'  cleansing water in boots i had to purchase it. At £4 for 400ml i think thats blooming marvellous, such a great budget buy.
Let me tell you... its damn good!honest it just feels like refreshing water on my skin and removes my make-up so effortlessly. It leaves my skin so clean and fresh and i honestly cant fault this product. If you haven't tried this product then where have you been! Try it :)
What do think of this product?

Benefit 'Sugarbomb' blusher

As i walked past the Benefit counter this stood out to me. I hardly buy from benefit to be honest but i couldn't resist not purchasing this little delight! 
At £23.50 its not the cheapest of blushes but Benefit always wins in packaging. 
This has four complementing shades of rose, shimmering pink, soft plum and a lovely peach that blend together to give me a natural looking bright but soft look. 
I would definitely like to try more of their blushes. Which ones would you recommend? Whats your all time fave Benefit product?

Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' foundation

Yes, the bottle is small and, yes, it does cost £25.50 to buy, but this product is well worth to buy. You only need to use a small amount for ultimate coverage, its covers all my blemishes and everything i want to hide and acts as a concealer too. It can last all day for me and it doesn't clog my pores. I can agree, it can get very heavy at times but that is why i only use this foundation normally in winter but in a night out its a must! no one has to see my flaws ;p

Balmi Moisturing lip balm in raspberry

How could i forget this product and it even has a keyring for your phone or keys! Balmi oh how i love you... seriously this leaves my lips feeling so succulent and nourished and it actually last for a good few hours on my lips. I love the funky new cone shape and the smell mmmmm i wanna eat it..

All in all very happy bunny with my purchases. I actually never needed these but thought it was a good excuse to blog about them :) 

Love Susx

Monday, 10 February 2014

* TMI Tag *

Hey lovelies,

I haven't been tagged but i guess it would be nice for you to get to know me better :) 

So here we go!

1: What are you wearing? Zara dogtooth shirt, black skinnies, slippers and gold chunky chain!
2: Ever been in love? I am a very happy wife! :)
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Maybe 1 or 2
4: How tall are you? 5ft 8 i think!!
5: How much do you weigh? 9 and 1/2 stone
6: Any tattoos? 3! 

7: Any piercings? ears pierced and had belly button
8: OTP? sorry not sure what this is!
9: Favorite show? where do i start…Vampire diaries, walking dead, Carrie diaries, the bachelor and so on lool
10: Favorite bands? a bit of a soft side for one direction *blushes*
11: Something you miss? The sun without a doubt … London weather grrr
12: Favorite song? All from beyonce latest album!
13: How old are you? 26
14: Zodiac sign? Virgo
15: Quality you look for in a partner? my husband
16: Favorite Quote? 
"The only real elegance is in the mind...if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."
17: Favorite actor? leonardo dicarpio
18: Favorite color? hard one…erm blue
19: Loud music or soft? a mixture
20: Where do you go when you’re sad? in my bed
21: How long does it take you to shower? 20 mins
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 1 hour!
23: Ever been in a physical fight? no
24: Turn on? Sexy perfume and great butt!
25: Turn off? bad breath!!!!
26: The reason I joined blogger? i love to show my passion
27: Fears? loosing my mum
28: Last thing that made you cry? my mums illness :(
29: Last time you said you loved someone? 5 mins ago by text to my husband
30: Meaning behind your Blog Name?Lipstick addict!!
31: Last book you read? oooo saucy mr.Grey
32: The book you’re currently reading? Glamour mag
33: Last show you watched? Vampire diaries
34: Last person you talked to? my mumma
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? Husband
36: Favorite food? Pasta and ooo caramel shortbreads

37: Place you want to visit? Hawaii baby!
38: Last place you were? on the bus!
39: Do you have a crush? on my husband
40: Last time you kissed someone? this morning
41: Last time you were insulted? today at work!!
42: Favorite flavor of sweet? strawberry fizzy
43: What instruments do you play?? ?? 
44: Favorite piece of jewellery? my wedding ring of course!
45: Last sport you played? probably back in the day at school - netball!
46: Last song you sang? erm.. does whistling count! this morning whilst taking a shower
47: Favorite chat up line? not that kind of person
48: Have you ever used it? ??
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? today at work
50: Who should answer these questions next? I nominate you that are reading this now! and don't forget to give me a shout out! ;p

Hope you like this tag and that you had a lovely weekend!!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

My current beauty favourites

Hey lovelies,

 Here is my current beauty favourites. 
I could not miss out a post on these as i absolutely couldn't live without any of them.

1.Real Techniques powder brush 2.Nivea light day cream 3.Lady million perfume 4.Mac matt lipstick in 'Diva' 5.Bourjois concealer  6.Jessica nail polish 7.Too faced bronzer 8.Bourjois healthy mix foundation 9.Chanel bronzer
Real Techniques powder brush 
Check it out here:

Where do i start with this brush.. can i just say its a miracle brush without a question.
This brush has a lightweight, aluminium handle, which makes it super easy to use and hold. The bristles are super soft and feels luxurious on the face. It creates a smooth, even finish as the brush glides across the face effortlessly. I use this brush to apply my bronzing powder as it doesn't give out too much product. I would definitely recommend  100% this brush to anyone. 
Whats your favourite real techniques brush?

Nivea DAILY ESSENTIALS Light Moisturising Day cream
You can't go wrong with nivea. I have never been the kind to buy expensive face creams as i feel drugstore are just as good. But saying this i would probably end up getting estee lauder as i hear wonders about there creams. I always use this cream every morning before i apply my makeup like a primer. It makes my skin feel refreshed and smooth to touch. I have been re-purchasing this product as far back as i remember.

Lady Million perfume
Received this perfume a few years ago at christmas and just go back to it every time.The scent, this is a really well blended grown up scent that smells rich and sophicated. As this is so well blended it is hard to pick out any notes but I will say that it's a slightly spicy honey perfume that is warm yet strong.
I can apply this to my daily scarf and it literally can last for a very long time.
What is your go to scent for winter?

Yankee Candle in 'Wedding Day'
Who can say no to a lovely smelly candle. My latest favourite is the fragrance 'WEDDING DAY' it just smells so refreshing and truly does remind me of my wedding day :). 

Mac Matte lipstick in 'Diva'
My truly favourite lipstick by far this winter. 
The Colour is a beautiful deep, dark, matte red. Its very vamp and makes your lips pop. I found this lipstick to be really long lasting. I put it on in the morning and many hours later I hardly need to touch it up. However If you suffer from dry lips I would moisturise them before using not just with this lipstick but most matte lipsticks from MAC as they can be very drying, but all in all I would recommend all of you to buy this shade if you want a dark and seductive lip.

Bourjois 'Happy Light' concealer
Since i purchased this i haven't used anything else. I use this for under my eyes so i can hide my horrific bags! I chose to get a really light shade as i find that it gives me a glowing look and looks flawless. 
Have you tried this product? 

Jessica nailpolish in 'Street Swagger'
I have so much nail polish and this one has truly knocked me of my feet! I got this for christmas and i have been reapplying it non stop, its my go to nail polish this winter. I love the colour and it matches Mac Diva brilliantly! The consistency is amazing and it dries in seconds. Jessica retails at £10.50 so its not a cheap nail varnish but its worth it! Its part of the 'Rebel Glam' autumn/winter collection. Go on try it :)

Too Faced 'Bronzed & Poreless'
Since i saw this in Boots i had to grab it *not noticing the price*. I wouldn't say it hides all my pores but it does give me a smooth finish. Who doesn't like to look smooth? right! I have reached the pan so you can imagine how much i love it. I totally recommend this if you are looking into trying a different bronzer.

Bourjois Foundation 'Healthy Mix'
If you haven't tried this foundation then please try it now! I have heard amazing reviews on this foundation and last month i went out and bought it. I have tried so many foundations that its unreal and i can honestly say that this foundation is defiantly up there on the rankings close to my no1 on drugstore. It doesn't break me out and just gives me a glowy complexion.

Chanel 'Soleil tan de chanel'
I had to save best to last of course. 
I rediscovered this again having bought this a couple of years back. You can see as i truly love it and i guess i will have to re buy it soon. I use this mainly as a bronzer for when i have my paler days, i can mix it in with my foundation or i can also use it for contouring especially on a night out. It not only gives you a bronzy finish but also a subtle glow to your skin without it being too shimmery.

Whats your current favourites?