Archie and e.l.f

Today I want to talk about two new products I recently purchased that I’m very excited about.

The first is the Archie’s Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder from MAC. Let me first say that even though I’m from the UK, I grew up being OBSESSED with Archie Comics! My mum went to Harvard University in The States so she introduced me to them and anytime we were ever in a country that sold them I would stock The F Up! I literally had hundreds. So I was freaking out when I heard about the new MAC collaboration (can you call it a collab?) Anyway, I bought the face powder because I thought it was a bit different and I loved the packaging. It’s basically a subtle, shimmery powder that can be used as a highlighter, a blusher or even an eye shadow. I use it as a highlighter, as I say it is very subtle but it gives a sweet sheen to the tops of the cheekbones and has a mirror which is always handy.

The second product I bought which just arrived today is the e.l.f Eye Transformer palette. I’ve wanted this for ages, again I heard about it thanks to Vintage or Tacky (who is awesome by the way, you need to check her out). This is how they describe it on the e.l.f website:

Convert your shadows into brand new shades with these four opalescent shadows. Wear alone, under, over or in combination with your other makeup. The opal tones transform your dark colour into a new shimmering hue.

I intend to use it as a highlighter for the brow bone rather than an eye shadow converter but may test it out that way too. It comes in four different shades, a green based, a yellow based, a pink based and a kind of neutral/white based. It also has a mirror and comes with a little brush and it was an absolute bargain at £3.75! Like I said, it only arrived today so I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but I’m really looking forward to doing so.

In other news, I went through a bit of a transformation this week by cutting a load of my hair off! I know I haven’t posted any pics of me with my hair down but you can see it in my Gravatar thingy. Basically it’s gone from boob length to shoulder length, which is really short for me. It was kind of a shock at first but now I’m liking it and it can still (just about) be pulled up into a good ol’ reliable top knot when needed!

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