20 August, 2016

Kylie cosmetics mini matte lipstick collection

I'm a bit late jumping on the Kylie Cosmetics bandwagon. Primarily because I was put off my shipping and custom charges. I'd waited and waited and been lucky enough to try out some of my friends purchases so when it did come round to getting some for myself I was sure I wanted them. 
When the birthday edition mini matte collection was announced I couldn't resist I had 2 other friend who wanted them 2 so we decided to put an order in together on the first night they where released. We where so lucky to secure the items we wanted because I heard that everything sold out so quickly. 
I was super impressed with how quickly the package arrived, yes we where charged customs but that was expected and split between us all it wasn't too bad.
The shades in the kit are: Leo, Candy K, Exposed, Dolce K, Koko K and Kristen.
Leo which is the most perfect burgundy and the nude Candy K are my favourites.
The pigmentation is great and they are a true matte. Aplication is easy with the doe foot applicator and I find that they apply really evenly with the exception of leo that needs two coats to get an even finish.
I've had a few brands liquid matte lipsticks and Kylie cosmetics in my opinion are the best. NYX bleed like mad and don't last. Mac are good but I still feel like the Kylie ones last longer on the lips. I'm talking a good solid 6 hours at least they with stand food and drink like a dream and they don't transfer easily. They are a little drying - nothing too bad and thats to be expected with a matte lip. I am genuinely impressed.
I would 100% buy more of these and maybe some full size ones when these little ones run out.

Have you tried any Kylie Cosmetics?

16 August, 2016

The Police Museum : Manchester

Since I was a little girl I've always been hugely interested in the police and crime. My favourite museum happens to be The Police Museum in Manchester. It's only small and from that I can see , seems to be staffed my ex officers but its so interesting.  I'd been before but F hadn't so whilst we both had time off over my birthday I decided we should have a day in Manchester and go. It's only open a few hours and only once or twice a week so it'd best to check the website butit's totally worth it. 
It's in the northern quarter so can easily be combined with a day of shopping like we did.
You get to read about lots of crimes, se confiscated weapons and learn a little about the history of the Manchester Police force. 

Like I said every one that works there seems to be an ex officer or a current officer. When we visited members of the under water excavation team where there and where really friendly chatting to everyone and letting kids - and me - try on some of the equipment. You get to sit in and old police cell and here about for of the crimes committed an there punishments from hundreds of years ago. 

It's defiantly worth visiting - it's free but I donated a small amount and bought some bits in the gift shop because I wanted to contribute something to this amazing little place.

We where in the museum for about an hour - you could spend longer and your very welcome to but it's only small.

The rest of the day was spend shopping and eating burgers at Almost Famous.
Brilliant day.