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Open Sesame!

Posted on: 19 December 2011

Something I rarely blog about is make up, but in actual fact I am a bit of a beauty junkie. I remember my first foray into make up when I was about 13, mint lipgloss from Collection 2000 and then Vanilla lip gloss from Boot's Natural Collection (yep, we've all been there right?). Fast forward to working in retail during uni where I used to diligently spend my earnings in cosmetic halls, especially MAC. It was like an obsession. A scary obsession. I have a silly amount of blushers and I managed to fill two MAC pro palettes within a couple of months, one of which is filled with rainbow brights! Thankfully those days of collecting green and purple eyeshadow are a thing of the past and I managed to curb my obsession long ago. It's funny because you'd never know since my only necessity these days is liquid eyeliner!

However when the guys over at Find me a Gift asked if I wanted to review the Pink make up gift set by Me Me Me, the beauty junkie was unleashed and I said yes!
Mememe gift set
In theset there is a blush, a light up/mirror lip gloss and a pale pink nail polish. The gift box itself is really sturdy and I'm tempted to use it as new make up brush storage. Moving onto the nail polish, I liked the wide brush applicator (a little like the Rimmel nail polishes) and the consistency was OK but the colour is a bit dull for me as it's more of a natural pink manicure kind of colour. The pink lipgloss is a bit of a novelty with the automatic light in the cap and mirror on the side. It's a pretty nude-pink shade and slightly minty with a subtle shimmer which reminds me of the Origins lip glosses (for a fraction of the price!). Since it's slightly on the novelty side, It's definitely suited to a younger audience and my little sister quite happily took it off my hands.
mememe gloss
My favourite is definitely the blush which includes a little mini brush. The packaging is cute and obviously looks a lot like Benefit packaging. It's finely milled, super soft with a slight frosty shimmer and for MAC lovers out there, I think it's really similar to their beauty powder. I had a look online and the MeMeMe blusher itself retails for £8.50 which makes the £11.99 gift set quite the bargain. Crazily, the website is still offering Christmas delivery so if you're tempted you can still get it in time for Christmas.
blush me me me
Onwards to something that's definitely not unusual for this blog, er yes that would be FOOD! One of the stranger things that has recently been introduced to me is black sesame spread. It's one of my favourite dessert flavours but I was a little surprised to find it in this form. It's meant to be really good for you as it's packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, calcium and all sorts of good-for-you stuff. Oh and yes that's black marker on the jar. I'm not really sure what it's meant to be blacking out but from experience it's probably because it's claiming to be beneficial for something but it's not official (or at least not in this country since the sesame paste is a product of Taiwan).
sesame
tea and black sesameI know it looks kinda crazy (I admit it looks like tar) but it tastes super yummy! This spread is a little like peanut butter but with a strong smokey sesame flavour. This along with Kaya (or coconut jam- from Malaysia) are my favourite spreads on toast at the moment. Nom!

39 comments:

  1. ahh i used to be addicted to MAC! I've had to chuck away their old compact (that's their LE stuff) because of my move and it was collecting dust!! Ahh the black sesame spread looks heavenly!!

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  2. Does this black sesame paste taste the same way as that more traditional black sesame candy, that "bar"? I love that thing, although it's crazy hard to brush your teeth later haha XD I didn't know you used to be a make-up buff, that's nice! I pretty much only wear mascara and concealer, I don't really know anything about make up...

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  3. actually that sesame spread looks delicious! i wish we had some here.
    and idk why but the way you photographed the lip gloss made it look like there was a light inside of the case and i was like :O

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  4. Such an interesting spread, indeed.

    Loved your makeup segment too.

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  5. Oh, how pretty..such pretty makeup.

    Interesting snack.

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  6. Oh, what a fun update! Love your photos of all this. What a tea party!

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  7. The blush is such a nice shade! And yum, I love black sesame! I love eating it is mochi, haha.

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  8. Love the light in that lipgloss. That would be so handy when you go out at night!

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  9. yay for kaya :D i like to have it with toast and butter spread too.

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  10. Lovely post, that gift set is really pretty!

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  11. This made me laugh Winnie, I started getting into makeup at 13 too. You know what every now and than I will have a look at the natural collection from boots (classic). I have seen a few posts now about Me, me, me they have such new products. Not sure about the spread, I'm a jam gal :P xx

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  12. That makeup box looks really nice :) and nice to hear that it's study!
    I used to love lipgloss especially those flavored onces. Now, i'm more a lipbalm person.

    Dont worry I blog about food all.the.time.
    and omg! Black sesame spread? I have to try that for sure!

    xx

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  13. Haha, remember Natural Collection?! I think it's still about a pound each!

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  14. Holy shit, coconut jam exists?

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  15. That spread looks really weird - but I admit you've totally got me wanting to try it!

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  16. that makeup looks really sweet, love the candy pink tones. such a bargain for the set!

    also, i just wanted to say that i came across your blog today and i think it's really nice! definitely going to be keeping up with your posts in the future!

    helen @ thelovecatsINC

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  17. Love this pale pink, on my light skin it would be perfect--I'd be up for trying this black sesame paste, wonder where to find it in Cali? =)

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  18. That spread sounds delicious. Such a pretty tea cup and I love your sparkly nails.

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  19. I love black sesame paste with bread! and your teacup is soooooo cute =D I love it!

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  20. ok it does look a little crazy but i am SO convinced it tastes awesome! i'm going to try to find some at my local asian superstore now :) i hope you had a good weekend dear <3

    love, jamie
    @jamielechic

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  21. That seems to be delicious! :D

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  22. This gift set is lovely! And yes, I remember flavoured lip glosses when I was 12 haha x

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  23. Love your teacups. My favourite toast topping is tahini and honey. Yummy! Kellie xx

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  24. I love the makeup box ;) Very nice!!
    I'm from Brazil and I really enjoyed your blog! I have one too, and I hope u like it! xxxxx, D
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  25. Hi dear beautyjunkie,

    love your blog. Love the lipglosses


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  26. It looks pretty interesting. I'm more keen on your pretty tea cup though :p xx

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  27. comfy?? hahaha exactly the opposite. and i i have shoes with higher heels and they are perfect. :((


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  28. I really like gloss for ladies :)

    xx

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  29. I got the coral version of this set! That lipgloss light is amazing, right?!

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  30. Lovely makeup!! You look really pretty, and I love your nails! Very sparkly. :)

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  31. That blush packaging is adorable! And the sesame paste looks delicious. I spotted sunflower + peanut butter today at the store. Yummm :]

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  32. Ooh I'm tempted to get that blusher, I've heard good things about it and it's more purse friendly than mac! x

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  33. where did you find that sesame spread? WANT! you're looking lovely by the way xx

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  34. Lovely beauty products -- and would love to taste that sesame spread!

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  35. That blusher looks awesome! And that black sesame paste sounds AWESOME!

    Maria xxx

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  36. WOW! Not heard of the brand me me me but i love the lipgloss! I actually heard of another cosmetic brand that had a lipgloss that lights up when you take it out, think it was an Aussie or American brand?

    Yum....that sesame spread looks delish! I've not tried it before but i've had sesame desserts and sesame mochi's so i can guess what it tastes like, hehe...maybe i might find it in Sogo or CitySuper, hahaha

    Cinz
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