Saturday, 5 April 2014

FOTD: Bourjois chocolate bronzer on the eyes?!


Hey loves, firstly sorry for using an instagram picture I've gone and lost my mind battery charger for my camera which is just fab...aaagh! Secondly I'm not too sure if FOTD's are still a thing in the blogosphere!?
 I thought I'd post this one up anyway as I was inspired by the lovely Tanya Burr's latest video where she used the Bourjois 'chocolate' bronzer to create a gorgeous gold smokey eye look for a Nicole Scherzinger tutorial and I think it's such a great idea that I wanted to share it in case you don't subscribe to Tanya's videos which I'm pretty sure 99% of you will do.

As you probably know from my last post I am really into bronze eye make-up at the moment and have been sticking to the same look for weeks now, I won't call it a rut because I've been loving wearing it but switching up products is always quite refreshing, almost theraputic does anyone else find that? I used the chocolate bronzer as a base all over the lid and then took a purple toned brown out of the MUA heaven and earth palette on the outer half of the lid and blended it a little in the crease I then just smudged a mixture of 'darkhorse' and 'creep' from the original Urban Decay naked palette across the upper and lower lashlines in kind of a messy fashion to give it quite an 'undone' finish, I popped a bit of Barry M dazzle dust in the shade 932 in the tear duct and added a couple of coats of L'oreal false lash telescopic mascara and got this lovely warm bronze smokey look that's really wearable for the daytime with the rest of the make-up being kept quite minimal... I just used Bourjois healthy mix radiance reveal foundation, Collection lasting perfection concealer on my horrendous under eye circles and delightful nose redness, benefit Hoola bronzer to contour a bit of a flush of little mix for Collection Perrie blush and ELF mineral lip liner in the shade 'peachy' all over the lips, oh I also filled in my brows using the Seventeen 'brows that' kit and I just realised that doesn't sound too minimal at all but it is I promise haha ;) 

What are your favourite product's for multi tasking? 
xxx


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bronze eyes for Spring: Rosie Huntington Whiteley inspired


Hello there my loves! I thought today I would pop up a post on what I have been pretty much religiously wearing on my eyes for the past couple of weeks. I was inspired by a picture of the delicious Rosie H-W while sorting through my old magazines, this was actually from ELLE 2012 but Bronze eye make-up is definitely on trend for this spring and I personally can't get enough especially since I have been very good at bothering to fake tan recently and I love the combination of tanned skin with Bronze eyes!

MAC Woodwinked all over the lid
MAC Sable blended through the crease 
MAC Carbon pushed into and blended on upper and lower lash line
MAC Nylon in the inner corner
MAC Bronze under lower lash line 
Loreal false lash telescopic Mascara "Magnetic Black"

I have mainly been pairing up this eye look with a natural dewy base (mainly Bourjois healthy mix radiance reveal), a dusting of Hoola bronzer and a Peachy nude lip (MAC Shy girl) and been good to go for the whole day, I've been finding that this is so versatile as its subtle enough for the daytime yet has just enough of a "smoke" to it that it can be carried on and worn in the evening.

What is your go to look for Spring?
xxx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Rave Review: Maybelline Superstay Better skin foundation

So of course I'm going to give you a back story as to what made me pick this product up, I don't know why I feel the need to do this, it just seems to be my thing! Just scroll a bit if you want to get to the review, I'll let you off ;)

 I popped into Boots last week intending to pick up the L'oreal true match foundation after hearing so many great reviews about it, I actually had the bottle in my hand and was on my way to the till when I passed by the Maybelline stand and spotted they had released a new foundation, I took the gamble having heard nothing about it, put back the L'oreal  (I'm not made of money) and grabbed a bottle of this admittedly not taking a great deal of time selecting a shade because I was double parked (Oops!) I actually wanted to write up the review the second after I'd applied it but it would have gone something like this... ohmyfreakinggodivefoundmyholygraildrugstorefoundation...and so I held off to give you a more cohearent review and after a week of trying it out I can officially announce that this is my new drugstore foundation love!

If you read all of that garbage, thanks! Scrollers you missed a treat! Ok so lets get on with the review...

Price/size
£8.99 30ml

Formula/Packaging
Liquid foundation/ Glass bottle pump combo

Shade range
Available in 8 shades 

What Maybelline say...

Our foundation improves the look of your skin every time you wear it. Skin looks better today, tomorrow and beyond.

Better Skin reduces the appearance of dull, blotchy and uneven skin, leaving you with flawless, hydrated, even and glowing skin.

It evens out discoloration and brightens dull areas, providing a healthy looking glow from day to night.

The formula is suitable for sensitive skin, contains no perfume, and is non-comedogenic. It is tested under dermatological control.



On Monday morning I applied this and completely forgot to apply concealer, this never happens! So clearly it really does what it says on the tin in terms of coverage and leaving a seriously flawless, even (semi matte) finish. I have a normal/dry skin type so if my skin was leaning dry I would probably avoid using this, as although it feels smooth and hydrating I can imagine it caking like buggery on very dry skin. There isn't a specific time frame regarding length of wear among the claims, the back of the bottle just says 'all day wear' which I will back up, I apply this and 8 hours later it still looks flawless without powder.

 So there is also the claim of "better skin in 3 weeks" I can't comment on that just yet as I am just about to go into my second week and can't say I have noticed a difference in the condition of my skin, but I love it so much that I actually don't really care, if that did happen it would just be a (very) nice bonus.

I have the shade 021 Nude which suits my NC25 skin perfectly although I have a small amount of gradual tan on at the moment so I'm a tad darker it seems to adapt and blend well to the change.
Some of you may already know that my favorite foundation of all time is Nars sheer glow and this is the only contender for a dupe I have found in the drugstore, from consistency to finish If I was blindfolded I would  be hard pushed to tell the difference between the two.

 Can you tell I love it??
Have you tried this out?

xxx






Sunday, 26 January 2014

Luscious lips and Princess tips...

...Week (or so) in Instagram pics...
1.My very first E.L.F purchases, 3 lip products for a fiver and I love them so I'm looking forward to making another order soon.
2. I found some oh so beautiful old webcam pictures of me and my boyfriend (oh dear!!) 
3. Pulled Essie Mint candy apple out of hiding to satisfy my craving for pastel nails.
4.Love this top from Primark, it may end up being a pyjama top but I had to get it!
5.I went out in search of the L'oreal true match foundation and came home with this one from Maybelline instead, I will be posting up a review shortly...spoiler...I'm really, really loving it!!
6. This l'il fella joined me while I was on my coffee break at work..definitely one of the perks of living in the countryside.
7.I was just a bit excited to see these on the shelves in my local shop but there are no where near as yummy as regular ferrero rocher.
8. I'm still determined to get over my You Tube nerves so I popped up The TMI TAG as a kind of 'get to know me'.
9.You can't beat a good Sunday roast can you? Last weeks was one of the yummiest ever made by my boyfriend.
10.I was fancying Barbie pink on my nails towards the end of the week and found this nails inc mini among my polishes I think it's called Oxford Circus I added the beautiful Rimmel finishing touch glitter top coat and the result was Princess nail perfection!

I hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Sunday evening I've been feeling a little bit poorly this afternoon so I just had a bit of a pamper session in the bath while my very own Jamie Oliver was busy working his magic on a joint of lamb, I can't even describe how yummy it smells and I'm hoping that plus the little ferrero bunny that's waiting to be munched should make me feel a whole lot better! 
xxx

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Video: Primark Haul January 2014


Hey lovelies, so I've dabbled on and off with You tube for a little while now but for the last year it's definitely been more off than on, and I deleted a lot of my old video's because I felt really self conscious but I've decided to try and develop a bit more of a "sod it" attitude this year, stop being such a wuss and make more video's because I really enjoy it and I hope other people will enjoy watching them. I'm definitely out of practice when it comes to talking to a camera and I need to fine tune a few technical bits and bobs but I'm sure that will all fall into place the more I get stuck into it.
Anyway I love Primark Haul video's more than any others on You tube and because I've picked up a few bits and pieces in there over the last month I thought it would be a good place to start off. I hope you enjoy!

xxx
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