Lady Danger in Istanbul Haulage

Hey hey! On the way to Istanbul, I managed to get in some quality time with the duty free shops, any womans dream come true! Usua...

Hey hey!

On the way to Istanbul, I managed to get in some quality time with the duty free shops, any womans dream come true!

Usually I would go through just to browse and look for some tax-free bargains, but this time I already had an inkling as to what I was looking for:

LADY DANGER.

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Isn't she bright?!

MAC describe this as a "Vivid Bright coral-red". I think it's more of a red shade as opposed to coral although there is definitely an orange-coral hue in it. And in different lighting, it can look like a variety of different shades ranging from coral-ish through to an intense red.

It's vivid. It's bright. It's stunning. Comes in a matte formula which is a bonus for me as it's way more longer lasting than any other other MAC formula I've come across. And what I mostly love about it is that it's one FIERCE colour.

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In the sunshine, it looks more orangey and looks a bit similar to So Chaud just with more of a red tint to it.

I've been sporting this baby all week, yes, even at work. I can't remember the last time I wore a toned down, natural looking, nude lipstick? Haha. I blame my sister. She got me hooked to MAC's Impassioned and that's when the cravings for brighter lipsticks began. :D

Also, at duty free, I picked up Lancome's Hypnose Drama mascara as my L'oreal Voluminous had ran out.

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I've tried the original Lancome Hypnose mascara and remember hearting it, too much. The only difference I've spotted between the two is that this has a tendency to clump! Don't get me wrong, I do love it, but what is up with those clumps?! Although, I do feel this gives you that false lash effect. It makes my lashes look thick and makes them crazy long, so long that it touches above the crease of my eyelids! Yay!

ISTANBUL SHOPPING

I didn't manage to do much shopping for myself in Istanbul. I did buy lots and lots of turkish delight :D Also, small gifts for friends and family.

In my last post I showed a photo of the grand bazaar. The word grand doesn't do it justice. It's MAD. It's just street, after street, after street of indoor shopping. I'm telling you now, haggling is not easy in there! It was nothing like Egypt's souks, the sellers were not really up for bargaining. And some of the prices were pretty steep! Although, I did manage to nab some bargains!

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This bag is a beaut. I'm now using this as a make up bag and have popped it into my handbag. Loves it!

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I love this ring! I've been asked by some if it's a mood stone. It looks like it, doesn't it? But naay. They had tons of rings from the old and battered to the brand spanking new, flashier ones. I got this from the old and battered section, haha! But after a little polish, it doesn't look too bad :)

Have you picked up any gems on your travels? Are you much of a haggler?

Hope you guys have had a great week so far and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. I bloody hope it lasts, but knowing Manchester, rain is just around the corner, haha! 
 

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20 comments

  1. Gorgeous colour, looks great on you...x

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  2. Oh my lord I'm in love with your ring and Lady Danger looks great on you! Speaking of red lippies, I recently wore Viva Glam Cyndi out of the house :D xx

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  3. That lipstick really suits you!

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  4. @ promise - Thanks lady :) xo

    @ Aneka - Taaa, lovely! OMG, no way! Maybe this is the start of something special? Haha :) xo

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  5. That lipstick is gorgeous, and the little bag, too cute!

    Great buys :)

    xx

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  6. I'm all for matte bright lippies too! But to be honest, they look amazing on you because of your gorgeous skintone! I'm fair as a fairy :)

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  7. Love the lipstick on you. I love how bazars in Turkey have amazing things, i picked up some lovely scarves and rings there.

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  8. LOVE that lipstick on you! xx

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  9. Ooo I love your holiday purchases! Haha my pops is a master haggler...verging on the embarrassing! Bless him, but he always wins! :) Ooo that ring is puuurdy! I totally 100% understand about the turkish delight,it happened to me too... :/ Aww I so badly wish I could rock a bright lippie as good as you hun!

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  10. that lipsticks gorgeous! looks good on you, n i love your lip ring!

    that ring defo does look like a mood ring though =D

    <3

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  11. lady danger looks fabulous on u, ps i secretly want my lip pierced coz of u!

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  12. You look beautiful hun. I love the bag and the ring x

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  13. Lady Danger looks great on you! There's no way I could pull that color off with my skintone.. I'm jealous! Awesome finds!
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    xx

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  14. That bag is sooo gorgeous, i want one now;) I'm really into rings right now and love the colour of that stone, is it semi-precious?

    esha xx

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  15. Love the lipstick, looks fantastic on you! Love the ring too x

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  16. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Love the bag too!

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  17. That lipstick looks STUNNING on you! WOW, I love it :)

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  18. Lady danger looks so fierce on you, I need it!<3

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  19. Oooh Lady Danger looks so pretty on you!! Love that bag!!

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  20. I love this post :) You carry of the red lipstick extremely well ;) Loving the makeup bag!! xxx

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