MAC Lipstick Loves-guide to colours and finishes

I fancied talking about another one of my favourite things in life after dining out and drinking.

Lipsticks♥♥ My favourite brand for lipsticks is without doubt MAC.

Image result for mac cosmetics A main reason for this is because they state they are a brand that celebrates diversity and individuality.– “we are for All Ages, All Races, All Sexes.” This is displayed perfectly through their far reaching range of colours, elegant or outrageous. They just seem to know exactly what they’re doing and are often ahead of the times with their unique creations. They always produce such chic and great quality make up that’s created with love, to encourage everybody to express themselves differently and be individual.

When I was younger and especially when I was a student, I did think MAC was a brand that I’d only be able to afford once/twice a year or put on my birthday and Christmas lists. However, now I’m working, although I don’t want to purchase too often, I have managed to build up a good collection of their make up. I want to review specifically in this post about their lipsticks.

Lipsticks– £16.50 this price has recently increased. Actually, that’s one grievance I have with MAC as I often notice their prices rise quite frequently. They have over 200 shades in their lipstick range with some very daring and dramatic colours and an array of formulas. I seem to have collected many of the nudes and this is EXACTLY the thought that goes through my head every time I’m stood by the lipstick counter…Image result for jokes about lipsticks

I would definitely recommend trying the lipsticks on before you purchase or at least see what they look like on another person as it’s very difficult to tell the true shades from the colour charts on the website.

So I thought I’d show you my ‘nudes’ collection and try on the colours for you. In MAC foundation terms, I am a NC20. I think I’ve carelessly misplaced a few of my lipsticks, so here are the ones I currently can locate. I hope you find this helpful and please do let me know other colours you think I might like. ♥ here goes…

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Sheffield-The Return

This was the 3rd time I’ve visited Sheffield this year. After graduating in July 2014, it’s quite obvious I’ve had withdrawal symptoms and no not just because I still haven’t stumbled across Alex Turner down West Street.

Sheffield is known for its steel production and being a history graduate, I should be able to tell you some well known steel producers from the 1800’s should I not?… NO. Can we all just clarify that just because I studied history, it doesn’t mean I know everything that’s ever happened ever ever ever.

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with my ‘steelers’

for example… this issue comes up frequently at pubs quizzes.

“Who invented the umbrella?”
“Come on, you should know this, you do History”

rant over.

The thing that sticks in my mind when I think of the good ol’ Uni days is the MASSIVE hills. Wikipedia describes Sheff as ‘geographically diverse’ but that’s just a posh and polite way of saying the hills are a bloody joke if, like me, you got lil legs.


See, they don’t even touch the ground when sitting on the average park bench.

What Sheffield isn’t particularly well known for is its food, unless it’s a cheeky chicken burger from Adnans at 3am (you know what I’m saying Liv?)fullsizeoutput_1098


But then again, please bear in mind, I am just talking from a student’s perspective and let me tell you, we weren’t exactly on the look out for the most ostentatious and ornate restaurants.

So as this is mainly a blog where I want to review food and drinks, be it fancy or familiar, as well as talking about general things that happen in my social life, I thought I’d go to a restaurant and suss things out…

Right calm down, cause I’m only off to bloody Piccolino’s but why wouldn’t the average Josephine want to visit there?  I’m going with my mate Liv (on the right in the last pic, she also did history at Sheffield with me) & our table’s booked for 7.30pm.

But first, we arrived at the hotel-Travelodge Sheffield (we’re girls on a budget this weekend if you haven’t already worked that one out, or at least that was our intention). They asked us in the Sheffield Travelodge if we’d be wanting room service. How about sending up a larger room? Continue reading

Fantastic Feasts & Where To Find Them-what am I up to?

Hi all, can I please start by saying a huge thank you for clicking the link that I no doubt will have sent you and asked you to ‘check out.’

a bit about me♦

My name is Anushka Minshull. I like to tell myself that I’m the only person with this name, possibly in the world. The amount of people who ask me to spell it, pronounce it, or start singing Kate Bush ‘Babushka?’ at me, I’m like ‘well clearly you’ve never heard a name quite like that before have you?♥♥♥


That’s me ^^

I live in Yorkshire, and if you know me, you know I bloody love talking about (gravy) being Northern.

So I’m here, ‘blogging’ and hopefully in the future vlogging, because I enjoy writing and taking snaps. Also who doesn’t appreciate going out drinking and for meals?

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