How To Cure A Hangover – Skyn Iceland

So the MCRBC gang had a mega Saturday night out this weekend and I don’t think that I was the only one feeling a little worse for wear on Sunday morning afternoon!

I don’t know about you but once I’m feeling alive again (usually after a gallon of tea) my skin is always lack luster, more oily and just feels grotty.

So when I saw the Skyn Iceland Hangover Kit on Cult Beauty last week I thought that it might just come in handy for my Sunday recovery session.


Skyn Iceland – Skin Hangover Kit

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MCRBC – Autumn Edit

You dust off your woolen coat from the back of the wardrobe and try to find your favourite checked scarf. A chill fills the air and your walk has become brisk, leaves dress your path… Can it really be 7am and still dark outside?!

Autumn is here!

So while you’re checking if your phone has automatically gone back an hour, we’ve pulled together our faves for autumn.

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Euro Haul – In Bruges

I recently went on a mini holiday to Bruges (beautiful place, lovely beers, fab atmosphere) and picked up a few skincare and make-up bargains. Unfortunately Colin Farrell was nowhere to be found… If you’ve not seen In Bruges I highly recommend it (if you’re over 18).

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Rachel’s Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

I love lipstick, Love.

Lipstick has been an icon of female empowerment for as long as I’ve had memories. It was invented about 5000 years ago (I’m not THAT old). The Egyptians wore it (slightly deadly… Let’s skip past that), Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century made bright lips infamous in England and by the end of the 19th century Guerlain began to manufacture lipstick.

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Urban Decay – Naked On The Run Palette

If you like your face of make-up to be efficient, compact, versatile and polished or even if you just travel away from home often, the new limited edition release from Urban Decay is not to be missed!

The Naked On The Run palette comprises of – Six (new) shades of eyeshadow (or 5 shadows and 1 highlighter/shadow). Bronzer. Blush. A full-size Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss and a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (both new shades), plus a travel-size Perversion Mascara. Throw in your concealer/foundation and you’re set.

Naked On The Run Palette

Starting from the top, Perversion mascara (travel size). It got a lot of hype from fellow beauty blogs along with the Perversion primer (which I’m yet to try). Urban Decay describe it as “This ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumising effect formula coats with triple-black pigments — for bigger, blacker, badder looking lashes. So intense you might need a safe word.”

Well, you can see the results yourself, after two coats It leaves lashes incredibly black and lengthened. It’s not the most voluminous mascara but you do get some volume and it’s completely clump free. Stag 24/7 eyeliner (travel size) is the normal 24/7 liner formula, creamy, glides on well and stays put.

Perversion and Stag

Left to Right: Actually naked, 2 coats of Perversion Mascara, Stag added to the upper and lower waterline.

Naked Lipgloss in Sesso (full size) is quite nourishing, it doesn’t have that sticky feeling and has a mild mint sent/flavor. From a non-lipgloss fan I have worn this more often then I would’ve imagined. It wears quite well and doesn’t gather. It’s a rose tone with subtle flecks of gold glitter.

Sesso Lipgloss

Top; Actually naked. Bottom; One swipe of Sesso lipgloss

The eyeshadows are all new for this palette, are highly pigmented, blendable and I have noticed that they have less fallout compared to some of the original Naked eyeshadows. There are 3 shimmers and 2 mattes varying on the warm-cold brown spectrum.


Top to Bottom: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun.

The bronzer, blush and highlight(/shadow) are extremely pigmented and you really need a soft brush (and hand) to apply. When swatched the bronzer can come off a little orangey however on my pale skin it doesn’t appear muddy as I assumed that it would. The Blush gives a lovely pink flush to the cheeks and can be built up well depending on the flush you require. 50/50 which is sold as the sixth eyeshadow I have used as more of a highlight, with a fluffy brush it leaves a fantastic glow on the skin without looking glittery.


Top to Bottom: Bronzer, Blush, 50/50.

This really is a face in a case and for £37 very good value for money.

Still available in all Urban Decay Stockists at the time of posting.

NEW! MAC – red RED Red Collection

The new MAC offering is an awesome red affair. Consisting of 4 lipsticks, 3 eye shadows, 3 casual colours, 3 cremesheen glasses, 1 dazzleglass, 3 nail lacquers and a beauty powder. Wow. The standout items for us are the lipsticks, casual colours and eye shadows. We picked up a couple of items when the collection launched at the end of Jan which you may have already seen @mcrbeautyclub. 10932099_1605421879692895_423795103_n On the left is the casual colour in Out For Fun and the lipstick is Toxic Tale in a satin finish.The lipstick is creamy, bright and full colour of an orangey-red tone. The casual colour which can be used on cheeks and lips is lightweight and blendable. However, MAC seem to have lost some of the product in the repackaging, in 2014 we got 13ml and in 2015 we get 2.5ml for the same price?! Incredible. Red Alert The eye shadow in Red Alert is in a velux pearl finish, it’s a shimmery red-brown mid tone. It’s full colour and I didn’t experience any drop when applied. It’s blendable and brown enough to wear without eyeliner, unlike MAC’s Cranberry which I look slightly ill if I skip the eyelining step!

The full collection is in stores and online now.