Sunday, 31 July 2011

OMG!!!! Eye Rock!!!! Im In Love!!!!!......

I have just seen these on line, and I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!

I'm talking about Eye Rock, they are bought to us by the company Nail Rock, famous for Designer Nail Wraps.

Well enough talking, here they are......



I think they are just beautiful and will be fab for the Party Season that will scarily soon be upon us!!!
They start at £20.00 and are available from www.nailrock.com


Stay Sparklicious!!


Maria xxxxx

My first Celebrity make up look...........

As this is a makeup blog, I feel that Its time for me to start doing some makeup looks and tutorials.

For my first celebrity inspired tutorial I  am going to try and recreate the look of the stunning Jennifer Lopez from a recent Harpers Bazaar cover...

I think Jennifer is beautiful, I love her style and look. I chose this image as its a little different to Jennifer's usual gold, bronze smokey eye look.
I also found the matt but somehow luminous skin so amazing!!!!

This is my attempt, this is a scary thing for me, my first photos of me!!! Hehe.
Ah yes and before any one wonders, I had a bandeux dress on, lol, so I do have clothes on!!! hehe.


I Wanted to create a smooth, semi matte base so i used Revlon's Photo Ready Foundation with a little NARS Orgasm highlighter mixed through. I didn't want to use a traditional powder to set my foundation, so I decided to use the Bourjois Delice de Soleil as a bronzer as this kept the semi matte look without loosing the dewy look. 

I contoured with the Bourjois bronzing powder in the hollows of my cheeks and up onto my temples. I concealed any darkness under my eyes with the Garnier Roll On and covered any blemishes with Mememe's Correct and Perfect. I used Mac Soft and Gentle MSF along the tops of my cheekbones, Accessorize Box Blush on my cheeks stopping just before my apples and then finally a dusted Macs Gold Deposit MSF over the blush and into the hollow to add that ' J Lo Glow' 

I used the matt brown from Sleek Storm Palette to fill and shape my brows.
I then started with Urban Decay Primer Potion over my lid. I then used an eyeshadow from YSL, Ombre Solo in no7. to try and recreate the soft almost pale peppermint green shadow, keeping it soft and with little or no glitter.
I lined my top and bottom lash line and also both water lines. I extended the lines out slightly but did not join them as Jennifer's aren't. I did add a little of Macs Black Tied into the outer v and socket, just to add some definition. I then blended Macs Shroom up to the brow bone for my highlight.
Next LOTS AND LOTS of Mascara, I used Cover Girl Lash Blast ( I buy this on import).



And finally for the lips I used Mac Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit to line my lips and I also filled them in, I followed this with NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie.


I think this is a pretty good Dupe of the Lip Jennifer has in the picture.

And that's that.....


Sorry this was a bit heavy on text......

 Please let me know if you liked this post and if you would like to see more like it.....
Also if there are any looks you would like me to do.

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!!!


Mwah

Maria xxxxxx





NOTD OPI'S A Oui Bit Of Red..............

You cant beat a classic elegant red for a Saturday night <3

OPI A Oui Bit Of Red

This is probably my favourite red, its the perfect Scarlett.
Applies like a dream too :))


L To R
OPI Nail Envy - Base 2 Coats
OPI A Oui Bit Of Red - 2 Coats
Out The Door Top Coat



So do you like Red nails????


Mwah

Maria xxxxx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Follower 50 give away :)))).....(CLOSED!!!)


OK peeps its come to that time.............
MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!

I am very excited to do this.
Here is what you can win...


A little bag of goodies, including some of my favourite things :)))

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No17 Supreme Shine nail colour in Bared, Models Own, Smash It Up Pink

Loreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara, Models Own Shimmer Eye Kohl In Azure Blue

Elf eyeshadow Quad in IVY

Soap&Glory Hand Food

Girls Aloud Eyelashes in Kimberly


A cosmetic bag :))


I would like to point out that all these items were bought by myself with my own money.


OK, this give away will start as soon as I reach 50 followers.
To enter all you have to do is.....
            • Be a follower
            • Follow me on Twitter CLICK HERE!!!
            • Tweet about this giveaway. Please Tag me in the post.
Finally the last thing is this, I want you to leave me a comment on this post.
Tell me what got you into blogging....
Whether its reading , writing or both, tell me what inspired you.

I will then pick the winner from all your comments. As I said, tell me why you blog or read blogs. Make me smile!!!
This competition is open to all country's.

The person I deem the winner will win all of the above.
I will also add a couple of little surprises that the winner will find out when they receive the prize.
2nd place will win a pair of the Kimberly Lashes.
I will announce the winner on my blog and twitter and contact the winner for details from there.


So come on everyone, lets get me to 50 followers :)))


Mwah



Maria xxxxx

Sleek Glitter Liner......

Just a quick post..

When I popped into superdrug today to pick a Ribena, I saw this sparkly little pot winking at me,
the Sleek Glitter Eye Liner in Steel.



The top is a double dip of liner and the bottom a single.

I think this will be fun for a night out, just a little bit of fun.


Have a sparklicious weekend!!!


Maria xxxxx

Soap&Glory Scrub Of Your Life.........

As you are all aware I am a MASSIVE fan of Soap&Glory products, my favourite being Wish Upon A Jar , my little pot of perfection!!! Well after my success with it I started experimenting with other things from the ever growing range.
I regularly use self tanners and so am always looking for a fab body scrub that lives up to all it promises without being to harsh on my skin.

Enter, Scrub Of Your Life!!!!


I have been using this for about 4 months now (This is my 2nd tube!!) and once again, Soap&Glory have a winner in my eyes.
Its a body scrub that actually foams as you 'scrub' for want of a better word, hehe. It has a fresh fragrance that leaves the skin refreshed as the smoothing beads gently exfoliate the skin.



as body scrubs go, I am really enjoying this one. It removes all the old self tan and leaves my skin soft and smooth in the process. It also doesn't leave my skin feeling tight of dry like some others that I have tried in the past.

Soap&Glory, Scrub Of Your Life is available from
and cost £6.64.


Well done Soap&Glory, you have me hooked again!!!

Have a sparklicious Saturday!!!!


Maria xxxxx

NYX HD Foundation Review.......

In my recent NYX HAUL I purchased the new HD Studio Photogenic Foundation.
I have been using it for several days now and so its time for the promised review.

I got the colour Warm Sand 07. For me this is a perfect colour. It gives my Olive skin enough warmth without having orange undertones.

The coverage is light to full depending on application. I have been wearing it as a medium cover, using a stippling brush to apply. It goes on super smooth and has a fab dewy finish.
Its worn very well for me throughout the day.

I'm very impressed with the results of this foundation and would defiantly recommend it. I love the way you can build up the coverage from sheer to full and how easily it glides on the skin.


You can see that it doesn't leave a powdery look to the skin, it looks very natural.

I'm so so pleased I bought this foundation, its gorgeous!! I had hesitated several times as I'm always a little skeptical with the promises made for HD products.

On a separate note, the HD range from NYX has so far been a real hit with me, the HD eyeshadow primer is also fantastic and works like a dream.
For the full review click HERE

So for £14.95 I think this foundation is great, its alot kinder to your purse than the Makeup Forever HD Foundation that's for sure. 

If your on the hunt for a new foundation, I would say give this a go :))


Happy Saturday!!!

Mwah

Maria xxxxx


  

Something for the weekend NOTD with Models Own Utopia........



For my NOTD today I couldn't resist using my new Models Own polishes in Utopia and Pink Smash It Up from yesterdays mini Haul....

This is what i came up with..




( Sorry for the bad pic, My camera is playing up :(( )



L To R
OPI Nail Envy - Base 2 Coats
Models Own - Utopia 2 Coats
Models Own - Smash It Up 1 Coat
Out The Door Top Coat


What do you think of this comb, I really like the clash of the palest lilac and the bright pink :))


Happy Saturday!!!!
Mwah

Maria xxxxx

Friday, 29 July 2011

Nail Varnish Galore......

Whist on my lil shopping trip today, I also picked up a couple of other bits.....

From Boots i got these two No17 polishes for £5.00
Left, Bared Supreme Shine and then Nail Xtras, Crackle Top Coat.
I am going to be putting Bared into my giveaway that is starting Monday. Its a pretty neutral with a slight shimmer.
The Crackle top coat is a pale gold, so pretty, will look gorgeous over Peach.

I then popped into my local Superdrug and picked up these...

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Indigo and Lemon I/C
£2.99 each or two for £4.99

Indigo is a dark purple/blue with an iridescence. Really lovely.
Lemon I/C is a cream yellow, very similar to Ciates Big Yellow Taxi.


Lastly I picked up these Me Me Me items....


Nail polish in 89 Serene(£4.50) and Long Lasting Cream eyeshadow in Azure Blue (£5.99)

I really love Me Me Me products and i cant wait to try these. I have swatched the cream eye shadow and its beautifully creamy and highly pigmented.


Here you can see a solid wipe of the doe foot applicator and on the right a blended out swatch.
I'm really excited about this!!!


Okey Dokey, this is the end of my lil haul of payday goodies....

Have you picked up anything nice this pay day???


Mwah,

Maria xxxxx

NYX Eyeshadow Base review........

I did a post on my recent NYX haul (See here) and I promised to review some of the newer products that i hadnt tried before.

I have used the eye primers that I bought, the NYX eyeshadow base in White pearl and the NYX HD eyeshadow primer.


I have used them both a good few times now so its as good a time as any to post my feelings about them.

Ill start with the White Pearl.
This looks really lovely on its own, it has a lovely shimmer to it, and a slight white shimmer without being to over the top. It holds colour well, however I did find that my eyeshadow was creased by the end of the day. This could because of the heat at work, but I do find that with the HD (more on that in a minute) or my primer potion I don't get that.


The HD primer on the other hand doesn't crease at all, it leaves my eyeshadow looking as fresh at the end of the day as when I first put my shadow on in the morning.
Its a nude colour with no hint of shimmer or sparkle.
I am really impressed with the HD primer and would say it is comparable to the Urban Decay Primer Potion. It really is a fab find!!!

Here are some swatches
L To R
White Pearl, HD Primer


So over all I would say that the HD is the better buy, it works like a dream.
The white pearl is really pretty on its own but does have a tendency to crease.


I will re purchase the Hd I'm sure, the White pearl I will use as a sheer colour from time to time, but I cant see it becoming a favourite.

NYX Cosmetics are available from

www.nyxcosmetics.co.uk


Have you tried either of these primers?? What do you think??


Mwah

Maria xxxxxx

Models Own Haul.......

As it was pay day I payed a visit to my local boots on my lunch break. I was really pleased to see they had a fab offer on Models Own, buy any two products and receive a free smash up polish worth £6.00.

We it had to be done, you all know my weakness for all thing nail polish, here is what I got...

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Utopia,Pink Fever and 2 of the Pink Smash it polishes. ( 1 is for my giveaway starting Monday!!!!)

L To R
Azure Blue Shimmer eye liner( Also for my giveaway)  and Eyeshadow Blending Brush.

I am a big, big fan of the Models Own brushes, they are great value and really soft and gentle on the eyes.


I cant wait to see the results with the pink Smash up..... I feel a NOTD coming up.....



Have a sparklicious weekend!!!



Maria xxxxxx

Talullah Tu Gorgeousness......

While on twitter the other night,  the lovely Tanya Burr mentioned that one of the rings from her collection with Tallullah Tu was half price, I was ridiculously excited by this as i had been looking at it to buy a couple of weeks ago, whoop whoop!!!! He He.

I went straight online and ordered the ring, It has arrived today, here its is...

I love this ring, Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and this is just so pretty I couldn't resist.


As you can see it is quite large, makes my hands look diddy, hehe. It has an adjustable band and so one size fits all. Its great quality and I'm very pleased with my ring :))

It was originally £16.00 but reduced to £7.50!!! Less than half price!!!

I cant wait to wear this to work tomorrow!!!

Check out the site, they have some beautiful things, especially if you want something a little different to the usual high street stores and for special occasions.


Mwah

Maria xxxxx


NOTD with BarryM Peach Melba and sparkle......

Today's NOTD is Peachy Perfect and Sparklicious :))





L To R
OPI Nail Envy - base 2 coats
Nail Paint by Barry M in Peach Melba - 2 Coats
OPI Crown Me Already! - Bling finger 2 Coats


I really like this combo, its Peachy Perfect and Sparklicious :))


Mwah


Maria xxxxx

An ELF Haul........


As alot of you know, ELF recently had a 50% offer off all items.
Because of this I thought it would be rude not to place an order, hehehe. I did go a little crazy but in all fairness I've tried to order brushes and the ones I want are always out of stock!!! This time however, JACKPOT!!! 



So first up brushes,

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Blending eye brush (0.75p) Eyeshadow brush (0.75p) Contour Brush (£1.75)
Stipple brush (£1.75) and Powder brush (£1.75)
and 12 Mascara wands (£1.75)
These are all sale prices


L To R
Lipstick in Seductive, Lip liner in Natural Blush, blush in Glow, Eyeshadow Quads in Teal Dream and Ivy ( Ivy is for my giveaway!!)
All items £0.75p

L To R
Minty Lip Gloss in, New York, Miami, Los Angles and Huston.
Matte Lip colour in Coral and Tea Rose.
All £1.75


I am looking forward to trying all my goodies as I have only tried a couple of ELF products.
I think that for half price You really cant complain about value, its truly fab!!!


Did you get anything in the ELF sale??

Are there products I'm missing out on??


Mwah


Maria xxxxx
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