Sunday, 9 August 2020

DEPOP // My Experience // Tips for buying

 Hello darlings!

Depop is always something i've wanted to use as i've seen so many people get great bargains off of the site/app, but i've always been too nervous, the same with purchasing makeup off Ebay. You never know what you are going to get. If its real or fake? Has it been used? Is it sanitary? Is it a legit seller or a scammer?

 I recently decided just to go for it as there was a couple of Mac items i've wanted for a while and these were more than half the price of buying of of the Mac website. I purchased The Mac 15 'Cool' Eye shadow Palette for £20 RRP £50 and The Mac Burgundy X9 Eye Shadow Palette for £12 RRP £26. Both had been swatched but not used. I have sanitised them when they arrived.  

I thought i would do a little post on my experience and a few tips. I hope you enjoy!

These two Mac palettes are from two different sellers. Both lovely sellers i must saw, really sweet girls. Both messaged me shortly after i paid, saying thank you and kept me updated during the posting process. My items arrived quickly, well packaged and in good condition. 

Here are my 5 tips when purchasing off of Depop.

1. Before buying look at the sellers reviews, they should also leave you a review as a buyer too. Check that they sell legit items, that items were dispatched on the time they stated, and arrived in good condition. 

2. Check the RRP, don't pay more than the RRP, you might as well go to the original seller, at least then you have the guarantee that's its legit. Pre-worn/used items or products loose their value, something to bear in mind. Unless they are Limited Edition or rare.

3. Screenshot your confirmation and Paypal can also refund if you don't receive your items to up to 180 days i believe. 

4. Lots of sellers don't accept returns so make sure you carefully look at the photos and are 100% sure you want the item as you can't return.

5. Quite a few seller put 'message before buying' or 'don't buy through here' they are most likely trying to get out of paying Depop fees (they take 10%) or they might be scammers and will delete their account shortly after the transaction.

I purchased my two palettes from two lovely sellers and had a really good experience. I'd love to know what experiences have you had?

My Depop link. Whats yours? 


Monday, 27 July 2020

July Favourites // 2020

Hello darlings.

How is it almost August?! This year has gone so fast, self isolation, maternity leave, the lock down etc. But saying that its given me lots of time to really get stuck into doing thins i've wanted to do for ages. I've really been getting back into makeup, home wear, fashion recently and really enjoying blogging and especially Instagram recently. (My Instagram @Perfectfixation_) Therefore i have my first favourites of the year! I know, July, five months into the year, but if not i'm not feeling it or loving it i'm not going to fake it. I only blog and talk about items that i am genuinely enjoying and want to write about. So here are a couple of products i've been loving.
Mac Bronzer £23.50: I only got this bronzer last month but i'm really enjoying it. The powder is a satin finish, giving a very luminous affect on the skin. 'Lit from within' i should say. The texture is creamy, very blendable. Its quite pigmentented, so a little goes a long way. A really nice product.

Channel No5 £113.00 for 100ml: This perfume i have been wearing a lot this month, I was blessed to receive a bottle of Chanel No5 from my dad on my 16th birthday. I had nagged him for ages, i wanted the perfume that Marilyn Monroe had worn, i was (and still am) obsessed with her. So i wanted to have the famous Chanel No5. Also because it was Chanel, it was so grown up and no one else i knew had anything Chanel. To me it smells the same as it did nearly 10 years ago but i'm aware that perfume changes scent over time, It has always been store away from direct sunlight and always kept in its original box to preserve it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick in 'Buff' £18.00: I got this lipstick from TKmaxx last year. I love the colour which is a beautiful pinky-mauve. Its quiet similar to MAC Mehr. Very pretty and pigmented shade. I always keep this one in my handbag, as its great for eveyday use and goes with most makeup looks. 

No7 Skin Illuminator £12.50: Lastly, if you follow me on Instagram you will see i talk about this product a lot. I love it, i use a thin layer of this product underneath my makeup. It gives me a healthy glow, very natural and its great for summer. Its quick and easy product great for busy mums or of you are on the go a lot.

I'd love to know what are some of your July favourites?


Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Jimmy Choo Fever // Review

Hello darlings.

Perfumes are one of my guilty pleasures, all the pretty bottles on displayed by my vanity. I have always loved Jimmy Choo scents, i have the Original and Blossom. So i was really excited to get 'Fever' as a gift from my fiance Will as a anniversary present. I haven't done a perfume review for a little while so i thought i'd let you guys know all about this one as i've been really enjoying it.  
The bottle is the same as the Original, this time a deep purple, a really pretty colour. But the most important part is how does it smell? The scent is a deep, warm and sensual flavour, nothing like i already own. I feel like it is a very confident scent, a musky floral but also sweet, a mature sweet but not sickly or too overwhelming. This would make a great fragrance for an evening, or a date or special occasion. If you like YSL Black Opium then you will love this perfume, it is very similar and costs a lot less. I have the 60ml bottle which is £57.00 and the 50ml YSL Black Opium is £78.

I'd love to know have you tried Jimmy Choo Fever? 


Thursday, 9 July 2020

My Top 5 Lipsticks // High End

Hello Darlings,

Today i thought i would put together a little post about my favourite high end lipsticks. I have to admit lipsticks are my weakness, if a new collection comes out normally the lipstick is what gets my attention! The lipsticks included are all different shades of nude, from brown, to rosy to mauve.  I find pinks, coral and most reds tend not to suit me. 
Firstly two Mac lipsticks, Mac is one of my favourite brands for lipsticks, i've built up quite a collection so it was hard to choose just two. But the two i chose were Mehr and Velvet Teddy, two great nudes. Mehr is a mauve toned nude and Velvet Teddy is a brown toned nude. Both matte but super comfortable on the lips.

Calvin Klein in the shade 'Underwood' is a light brown nude, the palest out of the selection here. Its a great everyday colour for work. Its a very creamy formula, not matte more of a cream sheen. 
Next up is my only NARS lipstick, in the shade Pigelle, its the darkest shade here. Its red-ish nude, very flattering and wearable dark nude. I think this lipstick would suit all skin tones. Again its a matte lipstick, drier than the Mac lipsticks, but with a balm underneath its very comfortable. Is there any other NARS shades i should try?

Lastly Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick in 'Buff' i got this in TKMaxx last year. This is such a beautiful colour lipstick, this is a rosy brown, a really wearable colour. Applies smoothly, high coverage and very comfortable on the lips. They have a great shade range so i will be looking at purchasing more in the future. 
From L or R: 'Mac Mehr', Mac 'Velvet Teddy', Calvin Klein 'Underwood', 'Nars 'Pigelle' and Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Buff'

I'd love to know have you tried any of this lipsticks? 
What are some of you favourite lipsticks? 


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Current Favourite Makeup Base // Summer 2020

Hello darlings.

Today post is all about what base products i have been loving in lock down. To be honest i haven't been wearing a lot of makeup in lock down but these are the products i have been reaching for when i have. They are products that create a minimal glowy look. Perfect for this beautiful weather we are having. 

No7 Skin Illuminator: (£12.50) Who doesn't love a glow? I have quite dry skin so i prefer a dewy/glow base than a matte. I use a thin layer of this product underneath my makeup, a little goes a long way. It gives me a healthy glow, very natural and its great for summer. Its quick and easy product great for busy mums or of you are on the go a lot.

Relvon Colour Stay Foundation: (£12.99) This is an all time favourite foundation of mine, i think i've probably used it on and off for 10+ years now. Its the perfect colour for me, i have the shade buff. Normally i find pale foundations are more pink toned but this one is neutral. Its has good coverage, not to heavy but not sheer. Comes in two formulas one for oily/normal and one normal/dry and i have the latter. Its perfect texture and finish for my skin all year found.

YSL Touche Eclat: (£27.99) This is such a pretty concealer, its a brightening product which as a mum to a 3 year old and a newborn is much needed. Its a light formula, great for under the eyes, doesn't look to cakey or dry. I wouldn't use it on blemishes but with lock down and the little makeup i've been wearing i've had really clear skin so i can go without.  

Mac Radiant Bronzer: (£23.50) This is the newest product to my collection, (my review) This powder is a satin finish as though its advertised as matte, giving a very luminous affect on the skin. 'Lit from within' i should say. The texture is creamy and glides on to the skin. Its quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way. 

No7 Blush in Honey (£9.00) I got this in my No7 Advent Calender last year, i really love the colour. Its a perfect all year round colour, really pretty mauve brown. Its quite sheer so its easy not to go over the top!
I'd love to know what base products are you loving?
Have you tried any of these?

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