underrated MAC lipsticks

MAC have a hold of people in a way no other make-up brand have ever seem to capture. I'm a little late on a the MAC bandwagon as we never had a counter in Hull (still do not as far as my knowledge goes) so moving up to Newcastle I was overwhelmed by the amount of choice there was. I'm still working my way through the dream list of products I want to own, but here are a couple of lipsticks I don't really hear people talking about as much as they deserve credit for:

PEACH BLOSSOM (LEFT): I bought this on a total whim one day. Innocently swatching away and knew this was perfect. Its a gorgeous cool pinky nude which flatters my skin tone perfectly. MAC says its frosted but I would more say its just a gorgeous shimmer. A must try people!

SHANGHAI SPICE (RIGHT): This lipstick is what inspires this post. I have never heard anyone mention this lipstick but people you need this!!! Call it the grown up sister of Shy Girl, a bit more intense colour with a peachy undertone, I just love it. It may have taken the number one spot right now. This was LE but released into the permanent collection and oh my, it is love.

What are your favourite MAC lipsticks? I'm still scared by brights so nudey suggestions on a postcard please
chloe witty


a birthday night a lane7

So on Wednesday, I turned 22. I was a bit of a loss this year as for what to do for my birthday. I really didn't fancy a proper night out, but I did want to do something. The something ended up being Lane7, and a pretty good something it was.

If you haven't been, Lane7 calls itself 'boutique bowling'. It has 2 floors of bowling alleys, and not a screaming child or glaring neon in sight. Ideal. We played a game of bowling first, plus having a mojito and a beer, and I was thrashed. Seriously, I thought I was meant to win on my birthday? Next we ate food. Oh my word, the food. We ordered the loose ends and trimmings, and this is what we were presented with. Its a bucket full of nachos, pork, chicken and ribs. Holy moley it was incredible. We were in a food coma for at least half an hour. Finally, we moved upstairs and had game of ping pong. Again, lost horribly. Dang it.

Overall, my birthday was pretty darn good! And I totally recommended Lane7. Just look at that food. MMMMM
chloe witty



#switchtowitch and a giveaway!

Winter wardrobe? Check. Winter skin care? Uhmmmm.

I've joined up with Witch Skincare to chat about one of the biggest winter woes: the problems it can cause our skin. In winter, one of the most complained about issues, apart from the fact you can't feel the end of your fingers, is the amount of blemishes and break outs that start to crop for the colder months. So this year Witch are plugging their natural (and affordable) range thats kind to skin but won't leave it feeling a bit lackluster.

From l-r
Blemish Stick: A spot fighting spectacular, in easy to apply stick form. It gets to work instantly, so in one strike, it helps to break down excess oils and fights the pesky spot bacteria
Bursting Beads Face Wash: This new product from Witch has tiny beads in it, which when activated, burst to release witch hazel goodness. 
Cleansing & Toning Wipes: Now, after all Caroline Hirons has taught me, this feels wrong, but these wipes are made to help freshen up the skin and tighten pores. Possibly great for those odd days when you need makeup off, fast.
Blackhead Clearing Gel: I know I have a problem with blackheads. This little tube of lightweight gel helps to exfoliate and help to get rid of those pesky blackheads.
Mattifying Moisturiser: With plenty of hydration, this SPF15 moistuiser should come in handy! I do love anything that claims to keep the oils at bay.

I'm going to be trailing these products over the next few weeks, and letting you know the results. Fancy winning a Blemish Stick, Blackhead Clearing Gel and the Bursting Beads Face Wash? Enter the giveaway below!
chloe witty