Tuesday, 18 December 2012

MAC & NARS glitter Party Makeup look.............

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
Hope that you are all well and getting excited for Santa!!!

Today I have a tutorial of the makeup that I wore to my Christmas Party a few weeks ago. I instagramed a picture at the time and a couple of people said that they would like a tutorial...

So here is the totorial and a full list of products that I used...

Revlon Foundation Primer
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Milani Bronzer
MAC MSF in Gold Deposit and Soft and Gentle
MAC Marine Life Powder ( As blush)

Maybelline Instant Dark circle Concealer
MUA Shadow primer
MAC Blackground Paint Pot
MAC Antiques Reflects Pigment
MAC Naked Pigment
NARS Galapagos
MAC Black track Fluid line
Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Sleek Red Sky at Night Eau La La Liner
MAC Stone liner
MAC Angel Lipstick

I really hope that you enjoyed the video and it has given you a few ideas for your partys!!!


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

November Favorites, better late than never!!!

Hi Everyone, hope you are all well and getting excited for Christmas!!! I have been crazy busy at work and so my November favorites are late for you this month.

I didnt have millions of new loves this past month, I have enjoyed using alot of my all time favorite items and things that are quick and easy to fit into any makeup look.

It has been nice to rediscover some of my holy grail products as well as finding a few new gems.

Have you been reaching for old faith fulls this month?

What have you been loving??


Monday, 3 December 2012

Arabic Inspired Sunkissed party look.........

Hi everyone!!!

How are you all today??
Fab I hope!! I wanted to share with you my look for the Sunkissed Party competition.
I decided that I wanted something a little different from the norm and went for an Arabic inspired eye, with dewy skin and a rosy glow.

For this look I used the Sunkissed palette and the Giant Bronzer.
In addition to this I used my foundation, Concealer, black gel eye liner and brow products.

The shadows blend beautifully and are super pigmented, I really enjoyed using them.

You can see them in action in my tutorial below....

I love the depth of the colours and the way they work together, the palette makes it easy to coordinate your look. 

To see the other looks in the competition, check out the link below...

Please vote for your favorites!!!


Monday, 26 November 2012

Illamasqua Box Lipstick......

I always have, and I'm pretty sure I always will.
Some people may think that a red lippy is a red lippy, if only they knew how wrong they are.

Finding your signature red can be like finding a needle in a haystack. There are so many different shades, finishes and tones that I think that is why so many think that red lipstick doesn't suit them, find that right one tho and you are guaranteed a glamorous look that will NEVER go out of fashion.

I for example cant wear anything with a orange base, it just makes me look urgh and my teeth look yellow.

Put me in a classic blue based red tho, and woop woop, my teeth are back to there usual shade of white (Not bright white but I must admit they are not too shabby if I do say so myself lol) and I have the glam look that I adore.

So anyway, enough waffling on , I wanted to share with you one of my current favorites, this is BOX from Illamasqua, for me a beautiful classic red.

This lipstick has a satin finish in my opinion, its not too matte but doesn't have so much shine that you run the risk of it ending up everywhere!! 
Its long lasting ( I personally find red a good long lasting colour in general) and doesn't dry my lips out, a win win in my opinion.

This for me is what I see as a traditional red. Admittedly its not as blue as I would normally go for, however its a beauty of a red. I really do think that the perfect red just looks so classy and timeless.

What are your favorite red lipsticks?


Look Beauty Brow Perfect!

As I have mentioned before, I am always on the look out for something new for my brows, its almost a little obsession  lol. I always seem to go back to a pencil, but I at the same time I'm always looking for the perfect brow powder.

I really have tried them all, HD Brow kit, MUA, FashionistA, Elf, Sleek, and none of them have just that right colour for my brows. They are all either a bit too light or dark or just too orange.

So imagine my amazement when I found the perfect colour in this little beauty!!!

This is the beautiful Brow Perfect from Look Beauty, what makes it different is that it doesn't just have the usual 3/4 shades, It has 7!!!! Yes that's right girls I said 7!!!

In addition to the 7 ( Have i mentioned that they are 7 shades already??)  it has the cutest pair of mini tweezers, a double ended brush, and a clear fixing gel that in all honesty is the strongest and best brow gel I have used. I hope that they bring this out to buy separate as I'm in love with it!!!

The really handy thing with this palette tho, especially if you have perhaps over plucked or are looking to change the shape of your brows is the handy little stencils that are inside the little compartment in the bottom.

I have had a little play around with the stencils changing the shape of my brows, and when you do its amazing to see how different it can make you look!!!

I have been reaching for this palette every day in the last 3 weeks and am really enjoying it. Not only does it have a perfect brow shade for me and amazing fixing gel, the powder is far longer lasting than other brow powders I have tried.

I am still getting used to using a brush ( I only use the one in the kit for freshen ups, its too small for my prefrence) to do my brows, Would you like to see how I do them??

Now this kit is more expensive than other drugstore versions, however for me, it beats them all hands down.
The palette costs £11.99 and can be found in selected branches of Superdrug or online from Look Beauty.

So what do you think? 
Have you tried this palette? What are your favorite brow products?


* I was sent this as a PR sample, however all views are my own.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Look Beauty Loud Lips, Rock Candy.......

Lipstick is still a fairly new love of mine. Up until last year I was always a gloss girl with maybe a half dozen lipsticks ( Not the ones in my client kit) to my name.

I have found over the last couple of years that I love experimenting with bright colours.

A fab combo that I have been loving now for a while is the Loud Lips Lipstick and Liner in Rock Candy from Look Beauty.

I first tried this lipstick when I was sent it to try for Breast Cancer Awareness month, You can see the original post Here

This has quickly become a favorite colour of mine, I love how I can quickly brighten up my whole makeup look with that a slick of this lipstick.

The packaging is super cute on the lippy, it has a magnetic closure paying homage to that of the Burberry lipsticks, at a fraction of the price which is always pleasing!!

The lipstick is super moisturizing and creamy, meaning that you do need to reapply more frequently, however having an identical liner that I not only line my lips with but also fill in really does help with this and gives longer lasting colour.

I love the fact that the Loud Lips range has matching liners and lipsticks, it takes all the guess work out and makes picking a liner super easy.

Rock Candy

At £4.00 for a liner and £7.00 for a lipstick they are fantastic quality at a competitive price.
You can buy them from selected branches of Superdrug ( If your lucky enough to have the stand in your store!!) or Online direct from lookbeauty.co.uk

Have you got any favorites from Look Beauty, its a brand that I am loving more with every product I try!!

What do you recommend?


Blackened Plum glitter Eye look........

Happy Hump day everyone!!! hehehe, hope your week is going fab so far!!! 

I recently recorded a tutorial for a blackened plum eye look and wanted to share it with you today..

This look had so many of my favorite things, dark smokey shades, black liner and glitter being among them.

Products Mentioned...
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
MUA Shadow Primer
YSL Ombre Solo No 1
MUA Artiste Collection ( The white, mid brown and highlight shade used)
Loreal Carbon Gloss liquid liner
Collection Glitter liner in Shake it Up
MUA Volume Mascara
YSL Rouge Volupte NO 9

To see how I achieved the look, see the video below. 

What do you think of glitter liners? Are you a fan like me???

Let me know what you think of the look and if you try something yourself!!!


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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Full Cover Foundation Routine........

Hi Everyone!! How are you all today? Fab I hope. Today's video is sharing with you my full cover foundation routine. This is the routine I use when perhaps my skin isn't so great or I have a event coming up where I need pretty much bullet proof makeup lol. 
Its also great for nights out.

This took a lot of guts for me to do as I know my skin isn't the greatest.

Products mentioned...
Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Gold Deposit
Milani Baked Bronzer in Soliel
MAC Superb
MUA Blush shade 5
Urban Decay All Nighter
ELF HD Powder

What are your favorite full cover foundations???


Ysl Rouge Volupte and Glossy Stain........

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
Hope that the start of your week has been fab so far!!
Today I have for you two lip products that I picked up last month from YSL with some of my beauty card points.

Its a new Rouge Volupte in No8 and one of there beautiful Glossy Stains in no 14. 

I picked these colors as I wanted colors for the Autumn/Winter that were more rosy toned, kind of my lips but better, i'm pleased with my choices.

No 14 Glossy Stain is the brighter of the two, having worn this a few times, it comes off a little redder on me. When I took these pictures, my lips were already stained from another lippy so I couldn't do a swatch for you. Ill def get one up in the next few days.

Rouge Volupte No 8 is simply beautiful, its the perfect rosy shade for my skin tone, I also find this one to be more creamy in texture than my Lingerie Pink.  This shade is on the Christmas collection display, its not a limited edition tho, just a re promote. 

No 14 and No 8

These to shades also work beautifully together, I popped a little of the glossy stain on top the other day and loved it!

I love spending my beauty points on items that I would normally not buy, and as much as I adore the YSL lipsticks, I grudge £22 ish on a lippy.

What do you like to treat yourself to with Beauty Points or Advantage card points??


Friday, 9 November 2012

My top Glitter Polishes 2012......

in my latest video I wanted to show you my favorite Glitter polishes of the moment.
Now I'm not going to lie to you, these may will and probably will change over the next few months.
One thing I can whole heatedly promise is that my love of Glitter polish will never change. I'm a glitter girl and that's that!!! lol.

The polishes I mention are.....

Top to Bottom, Left to Right
OPI Crown Me Already, You Glitter Be Good To Me, Sparke De Triomphe and The living Daylights.
Essie A Cut Above
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday
Barry M Yellow Topaz Glitter

Top To Bottom, L To R
Models Own Northern Lights, Blizzaerd and Pink Fizz
TopShop Adrenalin and Ice Crush.


MUA Shimmer Kisses Blush and Bronzer.......

As a huge fan of MUA when there is a new release I get very excited! I love how you get such great quality products at such reasonable prices. 
MUA are always bang on trend and have catwalk trends long before the other brands launch products.

The products I want to talk to you about today are the Shimmer Kisses bronzer and Blush.

These two shimmer powders offer a range of uses as well as the named description of bronzer and blush.

L To R
Blusher & Bronzer

the quality of these powders makes them enjoyable to use, they are finely milled and not at all chunky or powdery.
I have found myself reaching for the Bronzer palette to use as eye shadows, the shades are lovely and neutral and give a really pretty natural eye look. The blush palette also works in the same way, although this I do prefer to use as a blush. Being a shimmer fan I do enjoy a blush with shimmer, if you like a matte finish, then these are obviously not for you.

In these swatches, I have shown each colour individually and then blended together underneath.
As you can see the pinks are cool toned, when mixed together they give a lovely glowy blush.

The natural tones in the bronzer shout out at me to be used on the eyes as I mentioned before. The colours when mixed on my skin tone also make a lovely highlight. If you have a fairer skin tone then this palette as long as you like shimmer would be a great place to start when looking for something to warm the skin through.

I purchased both of these palettes, I was however lucky enough to be sent a bronzer to review, so what I am going to do is have a MUA mini giveaway on my twitter and Instagram over the weekend into Monday, so keep your eyes peeled to win the bronzer and a Intense kisses gloss too!!!

You can find my Twitter and Instagram link on the Left!!

These can be bought at selected branches of Superdrug or Online here.
At £3.00 I think the price is great for such a versatile product.

What do you think of The shimmer Kisses range?


Pomegranate Punk Colour Tattoo......

As a fan of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos I do lust after the US exclusives. One that I have been wanting for a long time is Pomegranate Punk, a rich dark plum shade.
As I have mentioned before I buy from Ebay and so when I saw it for £7.00 including postage, I ordered it straight away.

Im so pleased I did, its a beautiful colour. The rich plum shade has a slight shimmer running through it that somehow makes wearable in both the daytime and evening, at first sight you may feel that this is exclusively for evenings, however as you can see from the swatches below the shimmer helps to make it day time appropriate and somewhat softer.

The colour can be built up or sheared out making it super versatile.

Since I got this it has been a firm favorite and had lots of use. Its great for warming up cooler tone shadows when you use it as a base. It really is a very pretty colour, if you are looking for a plum base this is the way to go.

Like all the colour tattoo's its long lasting and I get no creasing.

It is such a shame that this is a US exclusive as I know so many of the colour tattoo fans would love it!!!

So what do you think?
Is Pomegranate Punk a shade that you would wear?


Monday, 5 November 2012

I Love Drugstore Tag...............

I have a tag video for you all today. 

It was originally started by Ali from Makeup by Ali :))

The questions......
1. What is your Favorite Drugstore brand?
2. What are your Favorite Face, Cheek and lip products?
3. Least Favorite?
4.Best Drugstore Bargain?
5. Favorite Underdog product?
6. Most overpriced Drugstore product?
7. Best Drugstore dupes?
8. What drugstore product do you think isn't worth the hype?

I tag you all and want to know your answers!!!!xxx


Sleek Respect Palette.......

Sleeks latest offering in Partnership with PPQ is the Shangri-La palettes.
There are two in the collection, but it was the respect palette that grabbed my attention with its mix of warm pinks and corals, deep plum and gorgeous neutrals all in a mix of shimmer and matte shades.

As always the palette is a sleek black matte finish with a large mirror. 

The shades in this palette are just stunning, I love the mix of bights and neutrals allowing you to do everything from a classic day time look to something more creative and festive. The pigmentation of the colors is second to none in both the shimmers and mattes. They are long lasting and I have no problems with creasing.
I also love that I can wear the coral shades as blush making it an ideal palette fro travel.

I really do think that this is one of the prettiest and user friendly palettes that Sleek has made in a long time and for me is a winner all the way. 

I picked mine up in Superdrug for £7.99, if your local branch is sold out tho, it is still available from Sleek online in a special two part set with the Matt lip color in Jazz for £11.99.

Would you like to see a tutorial with this palette?


MAC Glamour Daze Superb and Everything That Glitters.........

Every year MAC launches a fabulous Christmas collection with everything our heart could desire. And this year The Glamour daze Collection delivers big time.

I had promised myself that I wasn't going to go mad and buy too much from the collection as I have asked for a few bits for Christmas and also, I want to show the makeup I have a little love.

There were just two things that I knew I wanted to get when the collection launched online.
1 was the Extra Dimension Skin finish in Superb that I missed out on earlier in the year, and the other was Everything That Glitters Nail polish. This is my first polish from MAC and what a way to start, a glitter fest in a bottle!!

Superb is a beautiful Rose gold tone highlight. I am not disappointed with this at all, I am so pleased to have this as part of my kit. It looks beautiful on a range of skin tones and adds beautiful light to the skin without being super sparkly or shiny looking.

Next is Everything that glitters, a sheer black based polish with micro glitter in magenta, teal blue, silver and gold.
Its just beautiful and opaque in two coats. The glitter is nice and dense and gives fantastic and even coverage. As I mentioned this is my first MAC polish, I hope I haven't started another obession here!!! lol.

I am really pleased with my two purchases from the collection and super excited to use them over the festive season.

Are there any items you will picking up before Christmas?


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