Shirley's Top 5 : MAC Lipsticks. (...+Drugstore Dupes)

Friday, 28 January 2011


Some time ago I showed you This Post, where I chatted about my Top 5 blushes at the time. A lot of you liked the idea of the post, so today I will be sharing with you my Top 5 MAC Lipsticks! I will also show you some dupes I have in my collection, that are closely matched to these. The dupes are not the exact same as the MAC lippies, but bare similar qualities, and can be used, in most cases to achieve the same look! :)


I swatched the lispticks on my lips so you can have a better look. My favourite MAC lippies are on the top lip, while their dupes are on the bottom lip. Flash was used.


Top to Bottom...

Fave : Ruby Woo (MAC)
Dupe : Rose Passion (Rimmel)

Fave : Morange (MAC)
Dupe : Hot Chilli (17)

Fave : Shy Girl (MAC)
Dupe : Soft Pink (Maybelline)

Fave : Hug Me (MAC)
Dupe : Blush (Revlon)

Fave : Chatterbox (MAC)
Dupe : Fuschia (Sleek)


Hope you enjoyed! 

Next up...Glosses! :D


Polka dots & Bows.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


I've been talking about going to see Black Swan for ages now, ever since I first saw the trailer...I finally did today and it was amazing!! It's a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman, who plays a ballet dancer Nina. Nina wins the lead to the very famous play Swan Lake, and she is perfect for the role of the White Swan (soft, delicate) but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more like the Black Swan (dark). Natalie Portman is such an incredible actress and her perfromance was very captivating!

As I was off to the movies I opted for a casual outfit, and accessorised it with a head scarf, tied into a little bow round my hair. I love how it came out! This chunky cardi is one of my most recent buys from Primark (I have a few other lovely things I will be showing you as time goes by!). It's really nice and comfy, so I threw it over my jeggings and cami, tied a belt, and popped some pumps on! :) ..xo


Head Scarf : Primark
Camisole : H&M
Jeggings : TopShop
Chunky Cardi : Primark
Pumps : Primark
Satchel : TopShop
Rings : Republic, Topshop, Primark

Peaches & Cream.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Oh how I LOVE this blazer. So chic and classy!

My lovely siblings came into town yesterday to spend the weekend with me! We went for my Birthday Breakfast at Frankie & Benny's, a few of my friends came too! It was fun and the food was amazing! Kezia and I then went shopping, she bought some cute things, you can watch her talking about them in the second part of my Birthday Haul, Here! :)
This is what I wore! A chiffon blouse, paired up with a lovely peachy blazer and leather shorts to add an edgy twist to the whole outfit. :) ..xo


Blazer : H&M
Blouse : Topshop
Shorts : Primark
Tights : Primark
Wedges : New Look
Clutch : H&M
Necklace : H&M
Rings : Asos
Watch : Aldo

I'm 21 today!!! :D

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


It's my Birthday YAY! I'm so excited, hehe! I've finally hit Adulthood and I'm just so grateful to have seen another year. It's been a magical few hours, spent with my friends who came at midnight with gifts and stayed to make a lovely meal (Massive Midnight Snack, more like haha!) for me! 

We're continuing the celebrations later this evening, when we have dinner, and I wanted to show you my outfit. 

I love this pair of jeans. I bought it on whim late last year from Zara. I didn't own anything like it before and thought it would be a nice challenge to work with it...being a bold colour and all! 
Here I paired it with a blouse, and a pair of open toe wedges! :)

For my makeup, I'm sporting the classic hollwood look... a winged out eye-liner (some lashes for oomph!) and a matte red lipstick!

Jeans : Zara
Blouse : Zara
Wedges : New Look
Rings : Republic, Topshop, Primark
Earings : Primark

Foundation : Face & Body (MAC)
Powder : Prep + Prime Finishing Powder (MAC)
Lipstick : Ruby Woo (MAC)
Liner : Blacktrack (MAC)
Lashes : GA Lashes, Nicola

My Bun! :D

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Yeshhh! I filmed a tutorial of how I like to create my bun! See...

It's a quick and easy hairstyle to do. It's very elegant, yet fun! I hope you try it out! :)

Products used...

Big Tooth Comb
Bobby Pins
HairSpray (Tresseme)


Antiqued Eyes.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Antiqued is one of my favourite eyeshadows by MAC. It's a bronzy ash brown with a bit of a maroony wine undertone (hope that makes sense lol)! During the day I like to wear it with a peachy cheek and lip, and at night time amp it up with a deep plum lip shade!


Today I filmed a Tutorial for the day-time look...

Here's a list of the products I used...


Set : Speed Brow (Benefit) LOVE THIS!!
Fill : Cork
Brushes : 266 (MAC)


Primer : Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base : Painterly (MAC)
Lid : Antiqued (MAC)
Crease : Cork (MAC)
Upper Lash Line : Blacktrack (MAC)
Lashes : Collosal (Maybelline)
Waterline : Smolder (MAC)
Falsies : GA Lashes (Nicola)
Brushes : 239, 217 (MAC), Line brush (Sleek Pro)


Base : Carmex
Lipstick : Shy Girl (MAC)
Lipgloss : Passing Fancy (MAC)
Brushes : Lip brush (Sleek Pro)


Foundation : Face & Body C7 (MAC)
Concealer : Studio Finish Concealer NC45 (MAC)
Powder : MSF Natural Dark (MAC)
Blush : Peaches (MAC)
Brushes : Powder brush (Sleek Pro), 187, 224 (MAC), Blush brush (Sleek Pro)


My sister Kezia likes Antiqued too!! Hehe!
She'll kill me once she finds this picture is up, she doesn't like to be taken off guard,  but I like pictures like these! :)


What are your favourite MAC Eyeshadows? Do share! :)