£100 Beauty Haul!

Hey lovlies,

I hope that you are all super well. I have now officially finished my first year of university, YAY!  What is the most banging way to celebrate? Most people went out but of course, for me it was shopping.

Since it was my birthday a few weeks ago i had kindly been given a lot of vouchers that i needed to spend (obviously). Does anyone else feel the urge to spend money as soon as you are given some? Yeah, that’s me too.

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Fashion Round-Up: April – May Trends

Hi guys!

Welcome to today’s post. The post that i created for February – March (click here to read) was such a hit that we are on it with another one! The spring is really showing its true colours in Scotland recently, we have been getting weather above 10 degrees and some sun, which is enough for all the fashion lovers to go crazy on bright colours! Yes… i can raise my hand to that too, but shoosh.

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L’Oréal Paris: Gold Obsession Collection Review (5 min read)

Hi guys!

Firstly, are you all caught up with my latest posts?

  1. DREAM OF FLAWLESS EYELASHES? LADY BURGUNDY AND I GOT YOU GIRL! (5 min read)
  2. DISCOUNT CODE: LADY BURGUNDY (EYELASHES & BEAUTY) (1 min read)
  3. KYLIE JENNER LIQUID LIPSTICKS: THREE DRUGSTORE DUPES (5 min read)

Cool, now get back to this one 🙂

Lately i became addicted to L’oréal Paris make-up after i realised how high quality it is … plus it has such an affordable price! Two main retailers in the UK that sell this brand are Boots and Superdrug for anyone wondering. My main advice is that sometimes Boots has different products out to Superdrug, so to make the most by visiting both!

Gold Obsession is their latest collection launched at beginning of October as far as i’m aware. I really hope that i manage to grab all the remaining cosmetics in this range, you’ll soon see why i’m so obsessed! Although there is one product i’m very disappointed in…

Enjoy xox


Lets start with two lipsticks. Is there ever a time when i don’t buy a new lip? I don’t think so! I picked out these two shades for now.

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The packaging is very pretty – goes with the theme perfectly and in fact, they are divided into two categories – all gold for the base colour and gold&black ombre for creating a little twist to your look. £6.99 each. Click here to buy the gold or here to buy the red.

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The shades i picked up were 228 VIP (matte) and Pure Gold.

228 is the perfect matte red for a classic look, very sophisticated and build able. It’s also the first ever red lipstick to add to my collection – it was always a colour i thought i can’t rock but i’m giving it a go!

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Pure Gold is self-explanatory, it’s a gold, sparkly shade that i had never come across before! I’m in love, once i wore it to work and majority of my customers complemented the look!

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I feel that autumn is the one time of the year when you can full on play around with your make-up the most.

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And here are some swatches! On the top you can see 228 (very, very pigmented), Pure Gold in the middle (that needs a few layers before you can build up the intensity) and the two shades mixed together in the heart.


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Of course, lets not forget about a lip liner. Lip liner is so important when applying darker lipsticks and every line has to be neat. I saw this one being recommended beside the lipsticks and i was intrigued to see that it’s clear?!

Sounds confusing, but it is fantastic – once you neatly line your lips, magically the lipstick you go on to apply will glide on in the shape you created. How? It states that it is a contour perfector and a colour blocker. It solves the issue of buying many liners for different lip shades, this one does it all! You need to check it out. £3.99, click here to buy it.


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Highlighter … yes, if i could i would apply this daily all over my face and become a glow goddess. However, this trend has not gotten here yet so lets get on with the review haha!

I always look to find a good drugstore highlighter, so when i saw this limited edition one i was over the moon.

It says that it’s a powder highlighter but it does not apply with a fan brush. When i swatched it, i realised that it had a wet feel to it, almost like a dense paste, really weird consistency considering the fact it says “Powder”. I then tried out applying the product with my fingers and it is the most pigmented highlighter i have ever seen! Usually £6.99 but it’s on an offer for only £4.99, click here to buy.

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I have been hard core dedicated to my ABH Brow Pomade, so picking this Brow Artist Shaper Pencil myst have been an impulsive decision while shopping. Oh, it’s in the shade 03 Brunette; with a wax side and a pigment side also as a little brush. I’m not a major fan of brow pencils, because of how sharp the brows turn out, but i think that i will use this to draw precise hair like lines in any additional sparse areas of my brows after shading them in. £4.99, click here to buy.


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Lastly, the product which i’m most disappointed with. I never give negative reviews to products but i actually have nothing nice to say about it. It let me down as i wanted to love it!

It is the Super Liner Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Gold. The whole idea is to have the intensity of a classic black eyeliner with a shimmer of gold coming through. However, when i wanted to create a look with it, no colour would apply on my eyelids! All that would show was some shimmer of gold and very faded black after various attempts of application. Not a good look.  Then i decided to see if maybe the colour will apply on my hand, still with no luck.

As a final trial i drew some lines on paper – the top line was with a single coat, as you can see it fades so soon. Second line shows you 7 applications – the colour only just showed up.  I think that this product is store exclusive to Superdrug as i cannot find a link to it! It was around £4.99.

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I have no idea whether i maybe just picked up a faulty liner, or if it’s like that to everyone?


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And here is an overview of all the products from this review.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Do you use any of these products? What is your opinion of them? Alternatively, are you considering giving any of these products a go?

I would love to find out in the comment section!

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Love, K.

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I Made a Bloglovin’ Page! (1 min read)

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Hey!

Just a quick update, i decided to make a Bloglovin’ page to further expand my reach to the readers! Bare with me as i learn how to work it properly.

If you already use Bloglovin’ and have some tips, i am more than open to listen!


Love, K.

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Discount Code: Lady Burgundy (Eyelashes & Beauty) (1 min read)

Hey!

Just a quick update – i now have the promised 10% discount code for you at Lady Burgundy.

I recently made a post reviewing some of their handcrafted 3D silk eyelashes, if you want to read it again click here.

But the magic doesn’t end there, Lady Burgundy is launching some new eyelash styles and lip products real soon!

To get the 10% discount simply enter KAROLINAARII while at the checkout.

SHOP LADY BURGUNDY HERE NOW. (don’t put it off, if you like what you see … buy it!)

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*Credit for this photo goes to Lady Burgundy’s Instagram page.*


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I wanted to say a massive thank you for following my blog and allowing such opportunities to take place. I hope that you like all my collaborations and find them interesting!

Also, i just made a new Facebook Like Page for regular updates of Vintage Guru Blog. Please give it a wee like, click here xox

Have you had a look at Lady Burgundy’s website? What are your favourite products?


Love, K.

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Kylie Jenner Liquid Lipsticks: Three Drugstore Dupes (5 min read)

Hey!

Back on track with my posts woop! Stay tuned to a new one every Wednesday 🙂

Personally, i am mega obsessed with all things Kylie Jenner and once she launched her beauty collection i freaked out. However, since i live in the UK it is hard to get my hands on her products. The shipping takes a long time and majority of time they are all sold out. I took on the challenge to find three Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick dupes!

I believe that they are almost spot on to the real ones, to see swatches and get all the details … carry on reading 🙂


I took a trip to some big Superdrug and Boot stores, and i was so pleased wth what i found. It took a lot of swatching and getting products all over my clothes haha!

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Candy K ($29 / £24)

The first dupe we will look at is the Candy K shade – one of the most desired shades in her whole collection. It is a gorgeous matte, deep, darker pink (apologies, i have no idea how to describe colours) and i have found a similar shade by NYX Cosmetics.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Soft Spoken (04) is like a twin to Candy K.

Buy this dupe here.


True Brown K ($29 / £24)

It’s easy to say that Kylie herself began the brown lip trend. True Brown K became so easy to find a dupe for – once again NYX Cosmetics have this covered.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Club Hopper (22) is what you need to achieve the True Brown K look.

Buy this dupe here.


KyMajesty ($29 / £24)

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This one is quite tricky to imitate by other liquid lipsticks. This one i have is also by NYX Cosmetics; a matte version, that you would need to add some glitter to in order to create the metalic look.

The NYX Liquid Lipstick Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Foul Mouth (18) – it’s more of  a base to achieve KyMajesty.

Buy this dupe here.


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Here are swatches of the three shades after application & while wet. Starting from the top we have shade Foul Mouth 18 (KyMajesty), Soft Spoken 04 (Candy K) and lastly  Club Hopper 22 (True Brown K).

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… and here you can see what they look like nearly dry!


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Now lets talk about their application,texture, durability, scent and price!

The application is smooth and the wands are specifically narrow in order for you to fill in your lips without a major fail.

Once you apply the formula all over your lips, it takes around 6 minutes for it to perfectly dry. It is very smudge proof which i’m so impressed with. In the course of one day i had various coffee’s, ate some meals and the colour was still on my lips!

The scent is not its strongest point – if anything it smells like a glue stick or some face paint. But this is not a major disadvantage – who will ever smell your lips?!

Lastly,  price – it is so amazing. ONLY £6.50 at Boots.

If i bought all three Kylie Jenner liquid lipsticks i would pay £87 but instead i have just paid £19.50. I saved £67.50 and am happy with what i got!


Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comment section below if you are a happy owner of the Kylie Jenner lip kits? Alternatively, are you now tempted to try out my three dupes for her shades?

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**photo credits go to Kylie Cosmetics Website**


Love, K.

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London: Sightseeing Gallery & Surprises (5 min read)

Hi everyone! 🙂

As you may have read in the London Baby! post I had the chance to be there for four days. Today I will share with you my favourite places I saw and experiences I had while on the trip.

Enjoy!


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For out trip we have stayed with Lyall’s family, in the lovely town of Weybridge, and so we had to take the train to London on most days.


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Of course the first noticeable thing we went to see was the London Eye. It’s massive! We did not go on it during this trip as we already have done so back in 2013. For those wondering it takes around 30 minutes for the London Eye to spin once. You do get a wonderful view of London though, so if you ever get the chance to then definitely go on it!


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That day was so gloomy and rainy … but it’s okay, I’m so used to this weather anyway haha!

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I could not resist walking into the Shrek’s Adventure’s gift shop, I mean look at those adorable baby Shrek’s and the Gingerbread Man! I wanted them all!


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I then went to the London Sea Life Aquarium – so amazing! I took so many photos there that I will need to make another post on it, so keep your eyes out for this as it will be up tomorrow (Saturday).


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By the time that I got out of the London Sea Life Aquarium the rain had stopped, yay, and we could finally continue exploring the city without an umbrella.


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The next big attraction was the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. It was then that I was told that Big Ben was in fact the bell inside of the clock. Who knew this before? I was mind blown haha!

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*Lyall being a typical tourist*


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To travel around London we have in fact hired bicycles for the day, it was such a great idea! Not only did I exercise while sightseeing, but we were not stuck in the traffic once and did not have to worry about parking. I wish more (if any) cities in Scotland had bike hire stations.


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The Buckingham Palace. I hope that one day I get the chance to tour it inside!

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I can’t believe that these guards have to stand there all day long with minimal movement. I could never do that for living!

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It’s also so funny to look back at photos I took and see people posing or taking their own photos.

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I took the underground once or twice and It was so confusing. You need to get on or off so fast that it leaves you minimal time to think. I admire people who take it daily – you must be pro’s!


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And my favourite place to spend time in London is for sure the Trafalgar Square. There are always so many talented people showcasing their work there and you have plenty of restaurants/shops around to buy food from and enjoy it at the Square.


Lastly, on our final night in London I had a big surprise! Below is a little hint for you guys that are curious what it is and can maybe figure? You will find out exactly where I was or what I did on Monday’s post! *exciting*. 🙂

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I hope that you guys like this style of posts, filled with pictures rather than massive paragraphs, as personally I always find gallery based travel posts so entertaining!

Have you ever been to London? Let me know in the comments.

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Love, K.

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M.A.C Amber Times Nine Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read)

Hi!

I today we are talking M.A.C … one of my favourite High End brands ever! I have already published a few posts related to their make-up, if you want check them out here:

  1. Get A Free Lipstick From M.A.C Cosmetics
  2. Haul Time: Latest M.A.C Cosmetic Purchases
  3. M.A.C Favourites 2015

All caught up? Great, now lets get started!


So this is the first time I ever purchased M.A.C eye shadows… finally! I always wanted to try them out!

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I instantly fell in love with it because of its travel size and you get nine beautiful neutral shades that can easily create both a night and a daytime look.

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Shades:

Top Row: Cozy Grey; Kitties; Georgia Peach.

Middle Row: Ricepaper; Creative Copper; Cork.

Bottom Row: Don’t Tell; Aromatic; Pepper, Please.


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This picture shows you how the Top Row shadows turn out on your skin. As you can see they are very gentle yet well pigmented. I love to use them for shadow transitions and base.


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Here is the Middle Row; it features my all time favourite shade which is in the middle – Creative Copper. It is such a gorgeous gold & shimmery shade! I get so many complements while wearing it. It is well worth looking into getting gals.


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Lastly, the Bottom Row: these shades are much darker and so work well in the outer corner of your eyelid and to define your lash line. They blend well and I generally enjoy using them!


Favourite Look:

The first look I love creating is by applying Cozy Grey all over my eyelid, Cork in my crease, Aromatic in the outer corner, Kitties in the inner corner & a thin sweep of Creative Copper all over the lid.Additionally, you can apply some Kitties on your lower lash line to highlight that area. 🙂 Blend it all together and you achieve such a flattering look!


Overall I give this palette a massive thumbs up! There are so many fun shades that will work with any look and most importantly it is such a great price for nine M.A.C shadows. My obsession with eye shadows is unreal right now. Are any of you guys in the same position haha?

Do you have any M.A.C eye shadows? If so what shades do you recommend?

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Love, K.

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Tanya Burr Cosmetics: All About The Lips (3 min read)

Hello everyone,

I hope that you all liked my previous Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Enchanted Dream Eye Shadow Palette Review !

Today I will review two of the lip products in her range: one lip gloss and one matte liquid lipstick.

Enjoy.


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I wanted to try out one of each type of lip products in Tanya’s range before collecting all of them. All lip products cost £5.99 which is pretty decent for a drugstore collection. Since Martha Moo was sold out and will be sold out until November/December time, I chose the next colour that I liked from the two remaining shades available at Superdrug. I decided to get Rhubarb & Custard. As for the lip gloss, Lunch Date caught my eye.


This packaging is so pretty. Gold lid and clear tube – I really like it.

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Above you can see the applicator for Rubarb & Custard.

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And here is the one for Lunch Date.

The matte applicator is wider and smaller, whereas, the lip gloss applicator is long and narrow. They both work fine for putting the product on your lips and distribute it well.


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Here are the swatches; Rhubarb & Custard on top and Lunch Date on the bottom. None of them came out patchy and smelt of vanilla and sugar *yummy*. However, the gloss is a little bit too sticky on my lips, maybe next time I should try patting on some translucent powder to mattify it a little bit?


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Comparing both formulas I 100% prefer the matte liquid lipstick. It dries fast, has a great staying power and does not cake your lips. I really hope that Martha Moo comes back in stock real quick! Of course, I now also want to try out Puppy Paws. Maybe more shades will become available with time? I would love that.


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So do any of you guys use Tanya Burrs lip products? What are your favourite shades or what do you think of the two shades that I picked out in this post? Let me know in the comment section!

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Love, K.

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Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Enchanted Dream Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read)

Hi everyone,

Recently I have purchased quite a few products from the Tanya Burr Cosmetics collection. I have always watched Tanya’s videos, yet lately I had the urge to have a shopping spree and try out the whole range!

In this post I will review her Enchanted Dream Eye Palette. I bought it from Superdrug for £5.99, click here to check it out.

Lets get started!


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First lets look at the packaging. The Enchanted Dream Palette is of a lilac shade with silver, holographic stars scattered around.  Her logo is chic and simple – just her name in a nice, black font as you can see. I think that this packaging is adorable and will present well as a display at any vanity table!

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As you open the packaging, you can see that there are four shades.

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These shades are: Moonlit Walk, Cocoa Plum, Berry Soufflé and Magic Carpet.

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Starting left with Magic Carpet to right with Moonlit Walk are the shades mentioned above. Magic Carpet & Berry Soufflé are matte shades and Cocoa Plum & Moonlit Walk are shimmery.


The eye shadows are neutral and so handy for a day-to-day look. My favourite look using these shades is:

  1. Sweep Moonlit Walk across your eye, from lash to brow, as a base and a transition colour.
  2. Pick either Cocoa Plum or Berry Soufflé and blend it just above the eye socket.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Define your lash line and outer eye using Magic Carpet.

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Overall, I am happy with this little palette. It is a convenient size to take with you while travelling, it is pigmented and has very little fallout when applying. Also, £5.99 is a real bargain for four gorgeous neutral shades!

Next week I’ll be reviewing more of Tanya Burr cosmetics so stay tuned.

Do you own any Tanya Burr cosmetics? What do you think of this Enchanted Dream Palette? Let me know in the comment section below!

Like, comment, follow & share 🙂 Speak to you all next week! Have a great weekend.


Love, K.

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