What in the bag? March Edtion

Quick note : I know that the last two posts havent had any images pop up in them. I missed canceling those posts, I have corrected it now hence the images in this post and updated the previous ones.

The contents of my make up bag changed quite frequently depending on where I am going or what I’m wearing, like anyone else. Saying that, there are always a few things that don’t change, my staples, if you will.

First off is the bag itself, this doesn’t change often and I cant see this particular one changing for a long time. I love it! I think it was actually a pencil case or something but if was a gift from a friend as make up bag. And if we’re honest, are you really not going to use a Spiderman bag?

Only downside to this bag is that it is on the large side. Luckily most of carry bags are fairly large so it works for me. Plus it means I can pile things into it without removing anything, cause you know laziness.


This is my main little mirror. Again it was a gift from a friend of my mum’s. Its one of those laser cut wood designs that she picked out for me from my facebook images. So the back reads Maladjusted FREAK. The front has a picture of me and my name on it. Yeah, I know seems a little narcissistic but its just so damned cool. Plus I like the photo so there.
The mirror is kinda small, about the size of £2 coin but I only ever really use it on the go to touch up my lipstick so this worked out perfectly for me.

This is Barry M’s show girl mascara, this hasnt left my make up bag in forever. One of my favourite top up mascaras to use throughout the day.
You can see it’s a bit battered, because I ave had it probably a bit longer than I should and that whole time it had lived in a make up bag. This baby doenst even know what a dresser looks like.

This is another one that doesn’t really leave the make up bag, Rimmel’s water proof Kohl pencil liner in Noir. I wear this every day. I think I have about three pencils just in case I run out.
But it might be replaced soon, look out for more details in an upcoming post.


The last thing in my bag this month is NYX’s Lip lingerie in Exotic (Lipli 12). A bit of a new addition but I love how it can be worn with nearly anything just finish the face or freshen up a look after a long day.

And that is what is in my bag! A bit of a long post, I think next time I’ll try to condense it a little. But what are thoughts on the products I keep to use on a daily bias? What is in your bag?

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Kick Ass Kisses : NYX Liquid Suede

Another Day, Another Blog, Another Beauty favorite.
Today I want to rave about the NYX Liquid Suede. This has been around forever but it has only recently come to the UK and its still not available in every Boots store. Boots get on that. I can only pick it up if I go to a particular town, least I can get it and that’s the main thing.

The Boots website describes it as the following :

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish.
Velvety soft and waterproof, this long-lasting lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.
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Personally, the packaging on these is probably one of my favorites. The tubes are fairly good representations of the colour in the tube with a black lid. Its not glamorous or oustantagious but its clean and makes an impact. For me at least. Sounds daft as well but the colour and formula details are printed on the side, which I also like. A really cool thing with NYX too is that not only do the colours have names but they have number which makes is so easy to match to the samples on the shelves when shopping!

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The doe foot is longer than most and has no angle on it, which isnt like most liquid lipsticks applicators I’ve tried but that doesn’t really impact the performance of the application. In fact I think it helps a little to get right to the edges of your lips, especially the sides.

The colour payout on these is absurdly good, incredibly vivid colours. That was one of the biggest draws for me. You can choose something fairly neutral or you can go complete off the wall with these. Its colour banaza! And you don’t have to layer it up to that vivid colour, pretty much one swipe and BAM there it is!
The Forumula is so creamy and so smooth, they really live up to the name suede. And they are so light to wear! They honestly feel great, and they are not in the least drying.

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The colours shown from left to right are :

Stone Fox : A grey with a slight bluey-green undertone.
Life’s A Beach : A bright coral
Pink Lust : A vividly bright barbie pink
Little Denim Dress : A massively bright sky blue
Amethyst :  A deep purple
Oh, Put It On : A dark deep purple

My only issue with these is that some of them don’t dry down completely, like most Matte lipsticks. Now that is a little expected with a formula that doesn’t dry my lips out and it tends to be the lighter colours but I guess to get that pigmentation you have give a little.

There is a bit of transfer with these, not much and the colour still holds on really well on your lips. But they also will only last a few hours without being touched up, especially if things touch your lips a lot like me. They do look mostly matte which is why I like them but be aware you will have to touch up throughout the day. which also means that they aren’t smudge prof either. Not a big deal really as they do leave behind a slight stain so thin layers are the way to go with these. Again they wear off pretty evenly so even while its wearing off its still looks half decent. They do take a bit more time, than other liquid lipsticks, to dry down probably about 5 minutes and as I’ve said it wont be completely dry. Saying that, you also expect it to be tacky but it isn’t, it stays really comfortable and smooth throughout the day.

Here’s what they look like on lips.

From left to right, we have Pink LustLittle Denim Dress and Stone Fox. I think I might try including a full face image next time.

Price is also really affordable at £6.50 per 4ml. And that will last you a while, because you only need a bit cover the lips fully.

Overall I love these, stone Fox being my ultimate favorite! I would definitely recommend these to anyone and have done.

Have you tried them yet? What did you think?

About the article; all photos were taken by me with minimal editing, usually just cropping. The words and opinions made here are purely my own and from my own experiences. No products were sent to me and they were paid for by myself.

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