New Product Purchases

Over the last two weeks I have bought quite a few new products so I wanted to share my purchases with you guys. So these are the items I added to cart…

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Sleek Blush by 3 in shade 366 Pink Sprint (£4.99)

I picked this up from the sleek website where it is currently reduced from £10.00 to £4.99!

I was drawn to the bright colours of this blush trio. The first shade is called pink parfait but I found that this is more of a rich Burgundy red colour. The second shade, Pink Ice is a nice hot pink colour and the final shade is Pinktini, which is a dusky purple/pink. As with most sleek products these are highly pigmented colours, a little definitely goes along way. On my pale skin they are quite bright but are easily blended for a nice subtle flush. They are so versatile so would suite darker skin colours too. They would also make fabulous eye shadows.

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Sleek True Colour Lipstick – Mystic 783 (£4.99)

In the past I have purchased Pout paint from sleek and I love them but I have never purchased lipsticks so this was my first one and I was impressed. The matte black packaging is so adorable. Recently I have been obsessing over Purple lipstick and I have purchased quite a few over the last few weeks. I wont go into too much detail as I am going to do a blog post about them but I will say that this lipstick is perfect for anyone looking for a Pinky purple lipstick shade.

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MAC Matte Lipstick – Heroine (£15.50)

This is an iconic purple lipstick and was a must for my collection. This lipstick is a darker blue-based purple that is a truly beautiful pop of colour.

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MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 9ml – NW20 (£17.50)

This is a great concealer, and this is a repurchase for me. It’s really creamy and covers my dark circles perfectly and suits my warm tone.

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (£38.00)

I am not going to do a full swatch and review of this palette because in all fairness it has been done to death by pretty much every beauty blogger. However this is a perfect palette for ladies who like to rock a smoky eye on a regular basis. I will go ahead and list the shades and their finishes below for you:

High – This is a champagne coloured shimmer

Dirtysweet – A beautiful Rose gold shimmer

Radar – This is a Taupe colour with a Micro Glitter finish

Armor – A dark brown metallic glitter

Slanted – A slate Grey coloured shimmer

Dagger – A charcoal micro shimmer

Black Market – A Black satin finish

Smolder – A deep plum shimmer

Password – Cool Brown/Grey Matte

Whiskey – A Tan/Brown Matte

Combust – Pinky Taupe Matte

Thirteen – Beige/pink satin

There really is something for everyone in this palette

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Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick – Blackmail (£15.50)

When I went to collect my Naked palette I was introduced to these Lipsticks. All the colours in this range are amazing. I fell in love with Blackmail, which is a beautiful Purple/Black colour. It really is hard to find a nice wearable black colour but this is just perfect. I will definitely be purchasing more in this range.

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Urban Decay All Night Make up Setting Spray (£9.00)

I have heard nothing but good things about this product and now I understand why. I felt this spray really did lock my base in place all day. I also found this really refreshing on the hot days we had over the weekend. It’s oil free & Paraben free and has a subtle, fresh scent. A definite repurchase.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye pencil in LSD (£15.50)

This is a nice glittery Navy colour. I’m not usually a fan of anything with glitter in it but this was so fine that it looked more like a shimmer. This pencil is perfect for adding a subtle pop of colour to your day look or can be smudged out for a colorful twist on the smoky eye.

***** The Ladies on brand counters don’t always get the praise that they deserve so I would just like to take this moment to give a shout out to Nikee at the Urban Decay counter in Debenhams, Preston. She is always extremely helpful and is so passionate about the Urban Decay products. She always knows the products that I’ll love, and makes buying from Urban Decay a pleasure! Thanks you so much for your help Nikee, I appreciate it!!!

Those are all the products that have been added to my collection over the past couple of weeks. There are quite a few but I don’t usually purchase so many in such a short amount of time which is why I wanted to share this mini haul with you. Have you purchased any of these products? If so, which ones? What products have you purchased recently? Let me know!

Love & Bubbles

The secret Girly Girl





July Favourites!

Hi There,

I can’t believe we are already in August. 2015 is just flying by! It’s that time of the month again – favourites time. I don’t have a lot of beauty favourites this month but quite a few random favourites instead. So these are my July Favourites…


Purchases: I am obsessed with buying notebooks. I love writing lists and as such, I always have plenty of notebooks on the go. I have them in my desk, in my handbag and in my bedside drawer. I find the best places to buy notebooks are Paperchase and Homesense.

I recently went to Homesense and picked up three notebooks. The first was a Lined bright ideas light bulb notebook for £3.99 and then I also picked up two notebooks by Campo Marzio, which is an Italian brand. I liked these because they have bright coloured covers and the pages inside are a bright contrasting colour. They were £1.99 each, which I though was a steal.


Beauty: I have two beauty favourites this month. The first is the Spa Wisdom Hand & Foot Butter by The Body Shop. I used to love this product years ago when I used to work for The Body Shop and I have recently fallen back in love with it. It contains Honey and Beeswax to soften skin and smells of cocoa butter. So yummy!


The second beauty favourite is a lipstick. It is the Maybelline sensational lipstick in Vibrant Violet. I first saw this used in a youtube tutorial by Drac Makens. It’s a really nice Matte Purple but unfortunately this colour is not stocked in the UK. I did contact Maybelline to see if there would be a UK release but there are no plans to release this shade over here.

I purchased mine on ebay and it cost around £10.00, which included shipping from the USA. It really is a beautiful shade. It’s a real shame that it isn’t coming to the UK market.


Youtube: Although I am a girly girl I definitely have an affinity for anything dark and gothic. I am obsessed with all things Halloween/Gothic related.

This month I fell in love with gothic youtuber Drac Makens. She is so talented when it comes to gothic makeup. Her looks are amazing. If you guys are into Gothic culture & makeup I would definitely check her out she’s awesome!


Television: This month my boyfriend and I started watching Black sails. It’s an Amazon Prime original series about Pirates and at first I thought I wouldn’t like it but I really got into it. The characters are really well portrayed and the plot is full of twists and turns. Definitely worth a watch!

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The second TV series I got into is ‘The Girls next door”. This is a reality series that follows Hugh Hefner and his three girlfriends Holly, Bridget & Kendra throughout their everyday life at the playboy mansion. After reading Holly Madison’s autobiography I really wanted to re-watch this series and you certainly view it from a very different perspective after reading Holly’s book.


Magazine: I used to read this magazine all the time back when I was studying my Biological & Environmental Sciences course, and I am so glad I picked it up again. It is a weekly magazine filled with informative and thought provoking scientific articles. This is available in print & on Newsstand for the iphone & ipad priced £3.99.

So those were the things I watched, read and bought throughout July.

What were your July Favourites? Let me know in the comments.

Love & Bubbles

The Secret Girly Girl


Current Make-up Favourites!

Hi Peeps,

I know it’s been forever since I blogged but my business is really starting to take off and as I am a one-man band I have been extremely busy. Today I thought I’d ease back into blogging by posting about the cosmetics that have really been floating my boat this past month. Some of them are luxury beauty, but a lot of them are from the drugstore. I’ll do them in order that I put them on my face, so lets jump in….

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