Wednesday, 26 September 2012


A couple of important meetings with clients, quick pit stop to uni then dinner with the boy called for a bold lip  colour meaning business! I took my burgundy/plum outfit for a spin today - peplum top and skinny jeans, comfortable, stylish and very business savvy. I got to wear my new collar necklace too. 

Makeup - Clarins Tinted Moisturiser, Collection 2000 concealer, Laura Mercier Loose Powder, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner, MAC Hidden Treasure Blush, MAC Whisper of Gilt skinfinish, Guerlain Lip Pencil Plum, MAC Rebel Lipstick.

Dyno x

New In: YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #29 Rose Opera

I'm sure by now you have read my life long description of YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks. So I'm keeping it short and sweet. Another I've added is a beautiful neutral pink colour - quite bright but not neon, reminiscent of MAC Chatterbox, but ultra creamy and moisturising! Yes I can't get enough of these sexy lippies!

Dyno x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Body Shop - Vineyard Peach Collection

"Bring the scent of the mediterranean to your skin with our fruity pick of the season. Contains wild peach extract and mediterranean peach kernel oil." - The Body Shop.

After reading several blogger posts on this upcoming limited edition Vineyard Peach Scented Collection at The Body Shop I was curious to try them out. I like a peach scent as long as it's not too synthetic and luckily this one is very natural and true as a peach scent could get. And so this week on Monday The Body Shop stores stocked their shelves finally for the general public.

Haul - Topshop, H and M, La Senza

  • H and M Pearl Collar Necklace with Diamonte Embelishment
  • H and M Rose Gold Chain Link Bracelet
  • Topshop Spike Stretch Rose Gold Bracelet
  • La Senza Coral Embellished Bikini Top

Just a few little bits I've picked up this week - read on for more pictures and details! Plus why I have a bikini top with absolutely no bottoms and no sunny weather - lol!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Current Love: MAC Paint Pot in 'Soft Ochre' - Review

Described by MAC as "A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The next generation of a popular M·A·C formula, Paint Pots maintains all the intense traits of its inspiration. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners. Available in satin, cream, frost, and pearl formulas."

One of my most used items for everyday or occasional makeup looks no matter what they are is MAC Paint Pots. It works perfectly as a primer under all shadows or as a base colour for a smokey eye look. They are available in nine permanent shades: 'Barestudy, Blackground, Constructivist, Groundwood, Indianwood, Painterly, Quite Natural, Rubenesque and Soft Ochre'. They occasionally get released in different colours as limited edition.

Paint Pots come packaged in a cute little glass jar like the MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer and Fluidlines. I've noticed there is quite a small selection of Paint Pots and alot of them are in the neutral colour category cream/beige, shimmer and brown/blacks. I find them really useful and they are very long lasting. They are mainly used to extend the wear time of your eyeshadows as a base underneath.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

White Eye Liner - MAC Eye Kohl in 'Fascinating'

A quick FOTD using one of my favourite MAC Eye Kohl's in 'Fascinating'. White eyeliner at first for me was a little different but then I loved how it made my eyes pop and look brighter! Plus it's such a nice change  from black.

MAC Eye Kohl is a soft pencil liner that glides on silky-smooth, 'Fascinating' is described as a 'Intense Matte White'. It's super pigmented and wears for many hours. I took the above photo's after seven hours wear time and it was still in place and hasn't faded. I did touch up my lipstick and gloss though for photo purposes lol! Hope you like this look - Has anyone else tried white eyeliner? I think white is the new black!

Dyno x

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in #03 Medium

"For girls on the go, Lasting Perfection Concealer will take you from dawn to dusk and back again, with no need for reapplication.  The ultimate wear concealer promises to conceal flaws, imperfections and blemishes again, for up to 16 hours.  This skin perfecting, oil free product is also transfer proof and water resistant for full and long lasting coverage.  It provides beautiful, blemish-free skin for every waking hour.  Available in four shades Fair, Light, Medium and Deep". - Collection 2000.

I was doing my weekly check-up of Makeupalley and came across this concealer - 91 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 and repurchase rate of 92% - Woah interesting indeed. So with my Boots points in tow I purchased this concealer in the shade #03 Medium.

This concealer claims to be an ultimate wear concealer which hides flaws, imperfections and blemishes for upto 16 hours. It is transfer proof and water resisitant for full and long lasting coverage. It always bothers me when such claims are made and almost puts me off because sometimes products sound too good to be true.

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder Transpare

"Pure and shine-free finish for up to 5 hours. Clarifies skin thanks to PureSkin TM complex known to minimize skin breakouts. Controls shine and mattifies skin. Keep clear. Dermatologically tested." - Rimmel.

This powder is suppose to give you clarified and matte skin avoiding shine for a couple of hours, containing natural minerals to assist in minimizing breakouts.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New in: YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #27 Rose Paris

"Delight your senses with Rouge Volupte from YSL, the first lipstick whose incredibly unctuous texture instantly softens the lips, providing a unique sensation of pleasure plus exceptional radiant colour."

"All the magic and know-how of Yves Saint Laurent can be found in this lipstick. Both light yet rich, its creamy texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips for a smooth and pleasurable application that instantly leaves the lips feeling soft and dresses them with exceptional radiant colour."

It's no surprise I love YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks - So I picked up this little beauty yesterday! I've been wearing YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks for quite some time now, #27 Rose Paris is a new addition to my collection. #27 Rose Paris is a rich bright watermelon pink colour - on my lips it looks super bright and leans a coral pink colour, this depending on the pigmentation of your lips.

MAC Lipsticks Collection...Counting!

Yesterday I had a quick sort out as my lipstick drawer was overflowing - 36 MAC lipsticks and still counting - you guys don't even want to see my "MAC To Buy Lipsticks" list. 

Anyone know a lipstick rehab? Because these don't even include any other brand!

Dyno x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Smashbox Bronze Lights Skin Perfecting Bronzer in Suntan Matte - Review

Smashbox Bronze Lights Skin Perfecting Bronzer in 'Suntan Matte' is my latest bronzer purchase. 
I think Debenhams used to sell a few bits from the Smashbox range but they discontinued for some strange reason. So I would usually make a list of the things I wanted and wait till I got myself to a Sephora in the US.

I think like me you will be pleased to know that now across many large Boots stores Smashbox have opened counters.Now although you can buy online direct I think it's great to be able to go to a counter and test things out in person rather than guess work online! Last Friday I attended their Westfield Boots Store launch for Smashbox and came away with a purchase of their matte bronzer.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Fashion Done Dyno's Way No.15 - OOTD

I haven't done a outfit of the day post in ages so today's post is a quick and easy outfit I pulled together keeping the peplum trend in mind! I'm being cheeky by purchasing peplums in different colours and pairing them with different skirts, so it looks like a peplum dress - but this way I get to combine my outfits differently and have not one peplum dress look but multiple ones! Topshop have some great offerings at the moment!

I wore:
Topshop Magenta Peplum
Karen Millen Black Skirt
Aldo Nude Heels

Dyno x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Essie Nail Lacquers...My New Additions

New in for the end of this week are three nail lacquers I picked up. 
Peach Daiquiri 

Essie polishes are great they last long and are chip resistant, they apply evenly and generally go on streak free. Applying them is a dream because the formulas are so good and I love taking my Essie nail lacquers to my nail technician as he too appreciates their quality.

Rimmel 128 'Starry Eyed' Lipstick Review

Rimmel 128 'Starry Eyed' lasting finish lipstick is one I bought on recommendation. I rarely buy drug store lipsticks but when there's a good find it's generally from the direction of my cousin. She was wearing this against her NC25 complexion - it looked so good so I had to try it for myself!

Rimmel describes this as: "Up to 8 hours wear, Colour that turns heads! Lasting Finish Lipstick is the beauty equivalent of the little black dress. The iconic, timelessly stylish staple you turn to when you need to look your best.Its improved formula with Colour Protect technology will provide an intense long lasting colour for up to 8 hours and +25% colour impact on your lips! Smooth creamy texture for comfortable wear all day long and an easy application."

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Kérastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte - Review

Kérastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte is a Reconstructing masque for - Brittle, Very damaged hair and split ends. When I feel like my hair is in need of a little extra tender loving care I turn to my all time favourite - Kérastase brand, their huge choice of hair care lines is one of all time favourites and one I use quite alot. Their Nutritive Bain Satin range of shampoo, conditioners and masque which is a nourishing care for dry, sensitised hair is in my current hair care routine. 

However on my recent blow dry visit to my hair stylist he recommended this particular masque - Resistance; to strengthen weakened, damaged or fine hair. About 8 months ago after having blonde highlights continuously for 5 years I had my hair dyed brunette, so I have to really look after it; I also use heated tools and so to continue keeping my hair healthy and in good condition I'm now using this extra care masque. I have had my hair trimmed regularly but I feel like I needed something heavy to take care of my thick, long hair and as the weather gets colder it will do it good.

MAC Glamour Daze & Gift Sets for Holiday 2012 Collection - Release & Promo

Promos for MAC's 2012 Holiday collection have been released!

For Holiday 2012, MAC releases according to my understanding two collections of products combined into one BIG one for Holidays - in typical MAC fashion like every year: (1) A seperate colour collection, combined with (2) Gift sets.

Benefit They're Real! Mascara - Review

"they're real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!" - Benefit.

What else you need to know:
"94% saw dramatic length & volume* 
90% saw base-to-tip curl* 
94% saw visible lift* 
100% saw long-wearing results*"
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

I love a good mascara and one that gives me a falsh lash effect is a winner in my books! Benefit 'they're real' did just that, simply speaking it's my new favourite mascara that sits firmly next to my Lancome favourites.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

MAC Matchmaster Foundation Review

"New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin's undertone. Moisturizing demi-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage. Line-reducing soft-focus powders." - MAC.

I've never bought a MAC Foundation in my life because I've only ever sampled them and had a reaction. However there is a lure about MAC and I do get sucked in! This new foundation from MAC known as the Matchmaster is one which was used on me when I had my makeup done for a friends wedding featured here. I think it's ok the best thing being it hasn't broken me out, I don't love it but it's different. So I came home with a sample to try out myself.

Dyno's Fall 2012 Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

Shops are stocking up with interesting and lovely Autumn inspired items. I've had an eye on a few things; concentrating particularly on colours - Hot for Fall 2012 this year is Burgundy! In terms of details I'm hooked on studs, sequins and chain detailing. 

Now I'm not one to stick and follow trends but I'm definitely one who incorporates some of it into my style and wardrobe, for me every Fall/Autumn without fail black is the re-occuring colour with elements of nude and grey, this year however I'm mixing up a bit of blue and earth tones and loving the burgundy colour. I'm definitely a more glamorous kind of dresser, the look you get of a sophisticated woman - think Lady Dior!

But here's a little change up coming...

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams, 163 Flat Contour Brush - Review, Photos's & Swatches

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams released last Thursday and I did a whole swatch post on them here, today I'm going to share my purchases with you guys of the two sculpting creams I picked up and the contour brush to go with them.

In case your wondering Pro Sculpting Creams are: "A cream-to-powder formula for sculpting and shaping key features. Silky-smooth, easy-to-blend and neutrally-shaded. Apply where extra dimension is needed, eyelids included. Provides moist, skin-soothing, natural-looking sheer-to-medium buildable coverage." - MAC.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

MAC Middle Eastern Lipsticks Collection

"Lipsticks go lush in full-bodied shades inspired by the sultry tones of the Middle East. Be marvelous in Mehr’s rosy mauve, or for a more dramatic look, try Tabla for a rich chocolate brown. Yash is luxurious and chic in a soft sandy neutral and Double Shot promises to keep you savvy in chestnut." - MAC.

Do you remember the MAC Mickey Contractor Collection released back in spring 2011? There were two lipsticks released in that collection which I wanted so badly but was too late and they sold out. Well now and new for Fall 2012 the two lipsticks I missed out on - 'Yash' and 'Mehr' from the Mickey Contractor collection have been re-released along side two other new lipsticks 'Tabla' and 'Double Shot' as permanent's.  Yipppeeeeeee! I bought both of them!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Gucci Première Eau de Parfum

"Gucci Première celebrates the star in every woman. Whether she is holding court at a film opening or business meeting, all her moments are golden. She turns as many heads in an impeccably tailored suit as a couture gown. Grace sits with attitude, beauty with power. She enjoys her achievements and wears her authority with ease. Wherever she finds herself, she is met with admiratione. She is a modern icon." - Gucci.

I treated myself to the new Gucci Première Eau de Parfum; named after the Gucci Couture Collection that was first presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and is designed to evoke all the glamour and glitter of that event, it most certainly distinguishes itself as the label of success for the world’s most stylish individuals! 

Creative Director Frida Giannini said: “For such a successful woman, something equally remarkable was required. Gucci Première is womanly, intriguing and as seductive as the perfect couture gown.”

Sunday, 9 September 2012

MAC Styleseeker Collection Haul - Review, Swatches & Photos

MAC Styleseeker - "Fall colour surfaces in a vivid colour collection influenced by the spirit and style of a global wanderer. She has a knack for juxtaposing vintage, ethnic, flea market and avant-garde into stunning original looks, inspiring a world of wanderlust as eclectic and fashionable as she is."

In all fairness visually this collection is pretty but for me it wasn't really exciting and original. I only seriously fell in love with one blusher from this collection and a mattene lipstick which is a repromote I wanted to get my hands on.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

MAC Pressed Pigments

The new MAC Face and Body Collection was released today here in the UK. In this collection three face products have been released along with two brushes:

One new product is the PRESSED PIGMENTS, I didn't purchase any but as I put up a swatch post on the Pro Sculpting Creams here, I thought i'd share with you the Pressed Pigments. For anyone who doesn't know what Pressed Pigments are here's a description:

"An intensely creamy highlighter offering extreme pearlescence and versatility of finish.  Apply dry for a high shine, or on damp skin for a dramatic wet look. Provides eye-catching sheer-to-moderate buildable coverage and natural dimension finish." - MAC.

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams

The new MAC Face and Body Collection was released today here in the UK. In this collection three face products have been released along with two brushes: 
Apart from promo photos I couldn't find any real images of the Pro Sculpting Creams, that would help me select colours suitable to use against any skintone. So I went on a swatching mission today. For anyone who doesn't know what MAC Pro Sculpting creams are here's a description:

"A cream-to-powder formula for sculpting and shaping key features. Silky-smooth, easy-to-blend and neutrally-shaded. Apply where extra dimension is needed, eyelids included. Provides moist, skin-soothing, natural-looking sheer-to-medium buildable coverage." - MAC.

If your into contouring this is a product to check out! Two of the colours are permanent at all MAC Pro Stores, with the exception of 4 new limited edition colours. But for a limited time only they are available at all MAC stores. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

August Favourites...

Last Month I've been loving:

  • Orly Beach Cruiser Nail Lacquer
  • MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
  • MAC Half n Half Lipstick
  • MAC Blush in Sunbasque
  • Diorskin Nude Bronzer
  • YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter
  • Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
  • ELF Powder Brush

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Back from a Long Week...

All this week I've been busy with a close friends wedding. It's been chaotic from Monday through to Saturday and I literally only came home at nights to sleep in my own bed! It's finally over and I'll be resuming  to normal blogging - woohoo!

I thought I'd start off by sharing with you two of my outfits from this week and two different makeup looks: 
  • A natural green gold eye look, bronzed skin and nude lips
  • A smokey blue eye with strong pink lips