Blog Update and May Favourites!

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Hey Lovelies,
Hope you're all well and having a good week! I thought I'd start this post with a small blog update for you all. Some of you may have noticed my new URL and are wondering what's going on. Well, I have changed my blog name. MakeUp, Beauty Shopping! is no more. My blog is now officially called Dolled Up London. What do you think? I really hope you like the new name!
When I first started my blog, I didn't really give my blog name much thought. I sort of went my blog's about make up, beauty and shopping, so that's what I'll call it.Original, eh? Well as I got more into blogging I realised my blog name was quite long and a bit boring as well. I've been wanting to change it for ages, but I never knew what to call it. So I asked my friend, she asked her fiance, and he suggested 'All Made Up', which I thought was brilliant, but sadly that name was already taken. So I tried 'All Dolled Up'. Also unavailable. Then last night I had an epiphany (ok, not quite, but that's almost what it felt like), and Dolled Up London was born. So far the feedback I've had on Twitter has been really positive which  I'm so relieved about, and I really hope everyone likes the change!
I know at the moment my blog still looks exactly the same and the only thing that's changed is the URL and header, but I am in the process of getting my blog redesigned. Once that's done all will be revealed. When the design is complete and installed on my blog, I'm also finally going to launch my 500 follower giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled, cos there's lots of exciting stuff  coming up on Dolled Up London!
Well that's my little blog update for you. Please let me know what you think of my new name as I'd love your feedback!
Now I've got the update out of the way, let's get on with my May Favourites!
May was a funny old month for me. I got a spot. Well, it wasn't really a spot. It was more like a mountain. On the middle of my forehead. Being the simple and shallow girl that I am, that spot caused me no end of trauma and heartache. I felt that every time I had a conversation with anyone, all they could see was the massive monster on my face. And I tried everything to get rid of it. I slathered on the Sudocreme and Tea Tree products by the bucket load. Nothing worked. I knew I had to pull out the big guns. So I dug out my Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clear Blemish Gel. This gel was truly my saviour. After using it for just 2 days, the spot which had been on my face for over 10 days began to disappear, and after about 4 days it was finally gone. This gel stings slightly when you apply and works by drying out the spot and reducing redness and irritation. This product gets a massive thumbs up from me, and if you have a bothersome spot you are trying to get rid of, I cannot recommend the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clear Blemish Gel highly enough!
Right, enough talk about horrid spots, let move onto something a lot nicer, and what's nicer than a MAC lipstick? They are creamy, highly pigmented, long wearing and smell amazing. Best of all, MAC lipsticks are completely free if you take 6 MAC empties back to the MAC counter! I've been loving pink lipstick throughout the month of May, and MAC Hot Gossip has been my go-to shade.
MAC Hot Gossip is a gorgeous pink colour with a slight plum undertone to it. It's a fab every day colour that's bright and wearable at the same time. Some pink lipsticks can be too bright for work, college or school. This colour however is so pretty and very easy to wear. Being a cremesheen finish, MAC Hot Gossip won't dry out your lips like some lipsticks can. It's definitely one of my favourites in my collection, so don't forget to check it out next time you're at MAC!
Next up we have a gel eyeliner I have fallen in love with, and it's the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner. I was recommended this product several beauty bloggers on Twitter. So far I've been pretty loyal to MAC's Blacktrack gel liner, but now that I've discovered the Maybelline gel eye liner which is available for half the price but is just as good, there's no going back. The Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner is highly pigmented and very long wearing. It has a soft creamy texture that's a pleasure to apply. I usually prefer high end make up brands, but this drugstore gel liner is just as good as its more expensive counterparts.
Now onto the final product in my May favourites, and it's the Benefit Brow Zings brow shaping kit. I've not used anything else on my brows during the month of May other Benefit Brow Zings. This kit comes with a pigmented wax to shape the brows and a powder to set them. You also get a tiny set of tweezers, an angled brush and a blending brush with this product, but I prefer to use my MAC 266 brush to fill in my eye brows. I use this product by mixing the wax and the powder together, dabbing off any excess in the pan where the tweezers and brushes were and filling in my brows. Benefit Brow Zings is available in 3 shades, light, medium and dark. After much dithering I bought the shade dark,  and from experience I have to say you need to apply it this product with a very light hand if you've bought it in the shade dark. Otherwise you could end up looking like you've drawn your eyebrows on with a Sharpie. And yes, I'm speaking from experience. But once you get the hang of using Benefit Brow Zings I don't think you'll go back to anything else for filling in your eyebrows. I find this product so much easier to use than eyebrow pencils, and if you do make a mistake, you can very easily fix it using a cotton bud.
Well. that's all for my May Favourites and my little blog update! I really hope you've enjoyed this post, and don't forget to let me know what you think of my new blog name: Dolled Up London. 
Thanks for reading!
Nuala xxx
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  1. i want to try Brow Zings sooo badly! i'm so used to using a pencil to fill in my brows though so not sure how i'd get on with it lol and i LOVE the new blog name :D xox

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    1. I was dithering about it for ages but I'm so glad I bought it, so much easier to use rather than pencils :) Thanks lovely really glad you like the name! xxx

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  2. Love the new blog name ;) Oh that lipstick..so pretty ;)

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  3. Love the new blog name :) lovely post xx

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  4. Love the new blog name, though I expected it to have MAC somewhere in the title ;) xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Lol yea it probably should of. Nevermind, glad you like it :) xx

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  5. Aw I love the new name! It's much catchier, and something people will remember :D it's also a bit more glamorous :D <3 <3 <3 xxxx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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    1. Awww thank you so much I'm glad you like it! :))) xxx

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  6. Well done sweetie, its great to have a catchy blog name and i think kits suits you well :)
    xoxo, Luchessa.
    luchessa.wordpress.com

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  7. Great post and products lovely! I absolutely love this MAC lipstick, it's such a pretty shade! <3 I want to get the Benefit brow kit so badly, I've heard so many people rave about it! :)

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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    1. Brow Zings is amazing, I put off buying it for ages but so glad I did in the end! Would really recommend it xx

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  8. Lovely Mac lipstick shade I use that Benefit brow kit great product.
    I have a MAC giveaway open international if you want to enter :).

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. i really want to try the benefit brow zings, it sounds so good.x

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    1. It's billiant, I'd really recommend it and so much easier to use than pencils xx

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