September Drugstore Make Up Wishlist

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Drugstore Make Up Wishlist

I couldn’t make just one Wishlist because otherwise it is not me, come on ! But seriously, I wanted to create that Wishlist because I realized that a lot of brands were coming up with a lot of new stuff for September so I thought I could do and 2 in 1 article. So let’s do a Wishlist and what’s new at the drugstore at the same time.

First thing first Maybelline is coming out with a small range of matte shades for fall and let’s be honest it is super duper cool. Apparently those formula are not as drying as a regular matte lipstick but I am still skeptical. I was always tempted because they are on an offer (buy one get second one half price) but the colors are frightening and not my style at all so I don’t know will see.

Sleek is also coming out with two new things, first a full range of tinted lip balm which are quite pigmented (Cough, big dupe for the Fresh sugar lip treatment) and also some liquid Highlighter which are pretty amazing (Cough, dupe for the Becca liquid highlighter). Prices are quite high for drugstore and no offer at the moment so I don’t know will see.

Barry M is also launching new blushes and colors for their nail varnish. Not going to lie I got myself the blush on the picture and the nail varnish so yes guilty. I love the blush so far, such a nice flush for an everyday look and that color of nail varnish is so cute and fresh, I got it on my nails right now and so sweet and perfect to finish summer.

Last but not least Collection is also launching a few new things but I already got my hands on that contour palette and trust me you NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. Less than £3 easy to blend, highlighter is amazing and discret, in one word a drugstore gem. I will do a review soon, promise!

Well that’s it, hope you enjoyed that little mix of Wishlist and what’s new at the drugstore because I was a bit overwhelmed lately, I needed to talk about all the make up that I saw to someone. Let’s call it a make up therapy. Keep your eyes peeled, reviews are coming in your way.




Make up Brands : Why ?

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This Post is just to let my frustration go away because man I am tired. It is going to sound very stupid and selfish (Yeah, for some people) but the fact that some Brands are not available in certain countries is really bugging me.

When you watch YouTube channels or when you read blogpost about beauty products and make up items well most of the time you just want say “Ok, just take my money I need this in my life”. Unfortunatly most of the time it is not possible because hey You are in the Uk and that YouTuber is in the US. So that thought came to me  : What the hell ?

I do believe and understand that there is rules, that shipping cost a lot and bla bla but come one brands get it together. Especially now that we have internet and that you guys (from those Brands) create website well it is all available for us to see on the other side of the world. So let me tell you that sometimes I feel like I am on a Make up Diet, I can take a look but not to get my hands on it.

Of course we have all those old friends, Amazon, eBay or even places like Feelunique or Sephora Europe. But most of the time I am really on the hunt for drugstore products and let’s get serious, I feel pain in my little Make Up geeky heart because I can’t own that Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadow palette or that Milani Lipstick.

This is even more frustrating for me when I watch Uk (or French, I get the best of Both worlds) YouTubers or Bloggers raving about those products because they had the chance to travel or being sent products because they are “famous”. I am not jealous of their fame, don’t get me wrong here, I am simply jealous of their make up ah ah ! No let’s get serious I know that now it is very hard to not talk about foreign brands, and you know the drill we always want what we can’t get but I always have that “Unfair” thought going on and on in the back of my head.

I am writing this because I am planning a huge amazon Haul on brands I cannot get in the uk but just to name a few Wet ‘n’ Wild, Cover girl, NYX (yup because their US website is way better), Tarte, Bite Beauty, LA Girl, ELF or Shops like Bath and Body Works just to name a few please ship internationally. My mind would be in peace (not my wallet!) and my frustration way less unbearable.


Disclaimer : Of course I over exaggerate but you know me, always on the sarcastic side! But seriously this is something that I don’t like and in the “Beauty Guru World” this is a massive problem that nobody ever talk about so I wanted to mention it and let it out once and for all.

In My Shoes


Today I have decided to leave my beauty posts a bit behind and share with you what I have been up to lately. Sounds weird ? Well it is time to seat back, relax and talk about me a little bit.

If you are following me around on social medias you have already realized that I don’t share a lot. There is a main reason to that : I am not ready ! And in fact I like my privacy. I have started my youtube channel (ndlr A Cupcake in London) almost a year ago and I didn’t really got the respond I was looking for. I don’t even know what kind of respond I was looking for to be fair. I like watching beauty youtuber and I thought “Girl you can do it” and I did it.

The more I look back, the more I am proud of myself. It is probably really silly because I don’t have that many people watching my videos or reading my blog but I don’t care. I do like my blog for the very first reason a blog is made for : an online diary. So I like to open it, free my moods and emotions and close it when I don’t need it. I am not looking for fame, followers or love. Well don’t get me wrong, I would love to have a community to exchange with but it simply didn’t happen and well I am ok. Really I am ok.

Now I don’t know if I want to fight and get everything to another level or if I want to remain me and blog or making youtube videos in my tiny corner on the web. Really hard decision. It is truly a passion, I love creating, editing, finding ideas and of course interacting with people. Honestly there is so much talented people that it is very overwhelming sometimes. I am a very bubbly and open person in public, I am the loudest, sarcastic chick that never shut up but in real in my intimacy I am quite  shy so when that privacy is taken away well I just shut myself completely.

It is also very hard for me to carry on doing something. That is one of the reason why I am very proud of myself. I am still here, no matter if no one knows, I KNOW! So it is a big step for me. But I truly believe, deep down that I have more to offer and that I need to express myself and share.

I don’t know why exactly I am sharing tonight, I guess I have been  under a lot of pressure at work lately so I am very tired (big time!) so my brain is probably over working. But I do love my job, truly it is a great company and my team is awesome in so many ways. Nevertheless, something is missing.

Summer is just around the corner, sales have started and yet I feel that a piece of the puzzle is missing. Is there something wrong with the way I am doing things ? Do I have to change something ? I don’t know, I guess I will carry on doing what I doing right now, making myself happy.

It is a very self centered blogpost but I deeply believe that we all have those thoughts at some point no matter what is our job, hobby or situation. I guess I need some sleep, one day to go and the week end is mine. Big week end with a lot of videos, blogpost and personal work. I will keep on updating you via Instagram and Pinterest because those are my two favorite platforms. For some reasons I do not get twitter, I am bored very quickly.

Now I am going to shut up and let you go, maybe it was boring for you but I feel so relaxed now. Hope those few (many) words helped you because sometimes we all need a little self esteem boooooostttt!

Love you all!