I recently made an order with Tokyo Jazz Panda, a site i often used to shop from years ago. They don't seem to get much new stock in these days (´ヘ｀;) but they are the only place i know that stocks Cram Cream products in the UK (anyone know of any others?)
My favourite item from my order is this Cram Cream ice cream tin, i love the colours! They also have a hamburger tin which I'm very tempted to order too. This was a very reasonable £2.99. Now I just need to decide how I'm going to use it, I think it will make a handy tin for my eyeliners.
I also ordered some Japan exclusive Sanrio sticker sheets. These were just 99p each and it was a lucky dip of which character you get. I ordered 2 sheets, but only got one so they kindly sent me 2 more (◕‿◕✿). I ended up with 2 Hello Kitty sheets, and a Little Twin Stars set.
Finally i got this San-X Mamegoma Sweets Factory stamper (99p). There were a few different designs, and i got this super cute one!
As soon as i saw these cuties i couldn't resist buying one. Not only is it a glitter mix, but look at the kawaii packaging! The lid is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the bottle of colour looking like a scoop of ice cream! ｡◕ ‿ ◕｡ I went for the shade Strawberry, which is a creamy pastel pink. The glitter pieces are a mix of squares, circles, and dust in pink, darker pink and blue.
I decided to use a pastel pink base coat, as the colour is fairly sheer. The glitter is fairly sparse in these, to give a more subtle effect. Personally i really like it! (✿◠‿◠) The polish itself is very thick, so i would say any more than 2 coats would be strange! If you want a more full on glitter look Etude House My Party Nails are the perfect ones to go for (◕‿-)
Just thought i'd share a great dupe with you. The Mac eyeshadow Mystery is one of my most used. A cool toned matte brown it's perfect for brows and defining eyes. I found a pretty much exact copy in MUA shade 19 (which costs just £1!). The only difference i can find is that the MUA shadow doesn't last quite as long as the Mac one.
Whenever i travel i take the MUA eyeshadow rather than my bulky Mac palette, making it a really handy alternative.
To continue on from my lip colour series today is coral day! I do love a coral lip, especially in the summertime.
L-R Gosh Shocking Coral: This coral leans slightly towards red. The formula is creamy and almost semi matte, so needs a good bit of lipbalm as it can be a little drying.
Sleek Coral Reef: This one leans towards a pink/ orange/ peach. It's really vibrant, and the formula is lovely and moisturising with a sheen finish.
Sleek Papaya Punch: very similar to the above but a little bit peachier and with a matte finish.
FashionistA Coral: This one is pretty much a match for the Gosh lipstick (don't you hate it when you buy a lipstick to find you have one almost exactly the same 0_0) The difference is this one is a LOT dryer, and almost matte.
Sleek Pout Polish Electro Peach: A very pigmented tinted lipbalm, a lot more orange toned.
The swatches failed a little as they all look very similar. The differences are a lot more subtle though.
What are your favourite coral lipsticks?
I was given this palette as a present, and had to make a post on it because it is lovely!
The Accessorize Lovely Day palette has 32 eyeshadows "this palette creates neutral eyes to give that understated natural look, perfect for enhancing natural beauty" and has a cute leopard print design with roses on.
The eyeshadow pans are a little bigger than a 5p coin, and the packaging is a glossy, sturdy board with an elastic band to hold it closed. The eyeshadows come in a selection of metallic, shimmer and matte finishes.
The eyeshadows are well pigmented, particularly the metallic ones which are really creamy. Some of the shadows can be a bit powdery, so you're definitely going to get fallout!
The thing i really like about this palette is that the colour are grouped in strips of 4 complimentary colours. There are some great highlighting colours, as well as a matte black and brown. You've got everything from Neutrals, golds, bronzes, greens, purples, blues, pinks, and a lovely cranberry red.
Overall i really like this palette, and find myself reaching for it often. It is nicely compact for so many different colours and seems sturdy enough for travel.
This is £8.95 in Superdrug (although it tends to be on offer a lot)