Friday, 30 September 2011

Eye Look 2: MAC neutrals

My Body Shop order arrived today! How quick was that?! Very impressed :) I'm a very happy shopper! :) Oh and I ordered 9! Yes 9!!! I'm nuts! I don't even know where I am going to keep them! :/

Look at how the body butters came- cutely packaged with straw! 

On the menu today, I got an eye look I wanted to share using a few of my favourite MAC eye-shadow colours. It is a shimmery look that is quite low key because of the neutral colours used. This would still look amazing when you go out!

Excuse the eyebrows! :S

The picture above shows combination the browny, reddish and gold colours that help make this eye look really beautiful.

As you can see I brought the eye-shadow higher up on my crease (the right eye) and the left side the eye shadow just outlines my eye ball (if that makes sense?!) So you can wear it either way, depending on your eye shape. I got almond eyes, which are small, so I would choose the right one so that you can see a hint of the eye-shadow colour.

My camera is not brilliant but it did manage to pick up the colour and shimmer but I do love how it compliments my eye colour.

This look is a defo a night look in my opinion, well I would wear it at night, but if you can rock it in the day, you go girl, I take my trilby off to you! ;)

Colours used: (all MAC)

  • 1)Woodwinked (all over the lid)
  • 2) Sable (all over the lid on top of Woodwinked)
  • 3) Antiqued (crease)

Top to bottom: Antiqued, Sable and Woodwinked
Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast

There are other brands that you can use,(which have really nice colour ranges) if your don't want to use MAC ones. For example:

  • L'Oréal
  • Rimmel
  • Bourjois
What are your favourite neutral eye looks?

And its the WEEKEND!!! Yay! Hope you have a good weekend!


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Body Shop Offer!!!


Just a quick post to let you guys know that The Body Shop have 50% off ALL of the Body Butters! Yep, ALL of them :O 

How amazing!!! I have just ordered mine!!! Woohoo!

Oh and if you are a 'Love Your Body' member you get ANOTHER 10% off! How fab?! It is soooo worth it. Click here and get shopping!!!! :)
My Body Shop card! I <3 it! :)
Oh and If you are not a member just sign up, its £5 to sign up for a year membership and everytime you spend £10 (I think!) you get a stamp. When you have four stamps you get a free gift worth up to £5 and when you have 8 stamps you get a free gift worth up to £10. You also get a birthday gift and there are other perks too, so check it out. :) For more details visit The Body Shop website.

Happy Shopping!!! ;)


Monday, 26 September 2011

My Favourite Eyeliners...


I totally understand/get it when ladies spend sooo much £££ on finding the best eyeliner. Why do I know this because I do it! :) and I am not ashamed to admit it. Finding a decent eyeliner is important to me because I wear it almost everyday and I love how it makes me not look like a zombie! :)

I search high and low to find a good dark, waterproof eyeliner that has amazing staying power. I am happy to pay that little extra if I know that the eyeliner will work and not be absolute crap (sorry, excuse the language!) and at the end of the day it will not make me look like a panda who has been punched in the eye a million times! (trust me, been there done that and got the t-shirt!) Haha!

In terms if coloured eyeliners, I just want something that has good pigmentation and stays on for a night out. Im not that brave to wear coloured liners everyday! :( 

Anyway, so here are a few of my favourite eyeliners:

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
I know everyone has heard of this, but I love it! It dries instantly, has really good staying power and is a nice black ( I would prefer if it was a little darker, but beggers can't be choosers!) I use my MAC 210 brush when using the Fluidline. Its amazing, it will allow you to create thick or thin lines. I wear this eyeliner mainly as a top liner but I used to wear this on my waterline, which MAC don't tell you can't do it, but when I got speaking to a my friend who is a makeup artist, she practically passed out when I told her that I was wearing the fluidline on my waterline! Ooops! She was like you should only really use khol's on your waterline because they are safest, fluidline is only meant for topliner... 
So that is where the next baby comes in...
Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl Waterproof in Raisin Noir
I decided to try Lancome after speaking to a few people (one being my mum, who loves Lancome and Estee Lauder from back in the day!) and she, along with the others told me if I wanted a good liner I might as well try it from a good brand.  So off I trotted to John Lewis and bought this baby...

And I am soo glad I listened and this is definitely a keeper I <3 it! It is not the darkest gothic black, but it has fab staying power, good transfer and I can build on it. Win Win!

TIP: On nights out, to get that bold look, once I have applied the Lancôme eyeliner, I put a thin line of Fluidline just underneath my lash line- not only does this ensure that it stays in place but it helps create a defined look!

MAC Fluidline and Lancôme Crayon

Top two swatches are Fluidline and the bottom is the Lancôme liner

Benefit BadGal Waterproof Eyeliner
Unfortunately, I don't have a swatch to show you, but it is very similar to the Lancôme eyeliner, but in my opinion, it does not have the same staying power, however,it is a bit darker.
I do still like this eyeliner and would recommend it to you if you don't mind a bit of smudging where the eyeliner 'falls' just below your bottom lash line.

MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number
I have used this a few times and I love the colour. It is not too dark and is perfect for girls who don't want a harsh black liner. It does have a bit of shimmer in it but it is not overpowering. I wear this as a top liner and it does look good :)

Top: MAC Phone Number
Bottom: Saddle

Topshop liner in Saddle
I was very impressed with the colour, pigmentation and price when I got it. I use this when I don't want a harsh look but I still want a defined look. It has little specks of glitter in it but this is definitely an amazing colour, especially when it is on.

 No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil in 05 Purple
This pencil is very affordable, especially with the £5 off voucher ;) The colours are really nice and have good pigmentation. The No7 eyeliners are very wearable for everyday looks, especially the purple and I think they have a green emerald and a sky blue which are beautiful too.

No7 Metallic Eyes 05 Purple

L' Oréal Super Liner Carbon Gloss Waterproof
The only drugstore brand on here (shame on me!) but the L' Oréal liquid liners are very very good and precise! Like the Fluidline, you can create really thin lines or thicker lines to create a more dramatic look. It stays on for a while, but I have found that you can't build on top of it or apply it really thick, as it can flake :(
L' Oréal also have the Super Liner with gold shimmer in it. I do like this as it adds something different to a look when you go out. But you have to be careful as to how you use it because if you over do it, it could look weird. A thin line is all that is needed.

Top: Super Liner in Carbon Black (waterproof)
Bottom: Super Liner in Black Crystals

I am sorry that some of the eyeliners are expensive but if you cannot justify spending like £20 on an eyeliner, which, let's face it, is quite crazy, then the drugstore ones mentioned are very good too. The other brands that I like are Rimmel and Prestige. Both have a really nice colour range too.

And oh, before I go, I am soooo LOVING The X Factor... I love the categories and the judges match each category perfectly! Soo happy :)

Have a good week everyone! 


Friday, 23 September 2011

Eye Brow Tinting...

I used to think that it was crazy for people to tint their eyebrows and I didn't really see the point- especially those women with thick blacker than black eyebrows, it can look quite scary!

So, when I went to a salon recently I saw the beautician's amazing eyebrows and I found out that she tints them. So I thought 'hey I wanna try this' and so I did and... I'm addicted!

I managed to buy the stuff and do it at home, it's soo easy! I did it on my mum and let me know what you think! :)


The difference isn't huge, its so natural looking and fills in your brows!

Can you see the difference? It is amazing what 10 minutes can do! ;)

Have a good weekend! :) 


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I think I've found IT!

Hi! Sorry for not blogging... but I have been a very busy girl! My niece is turning one, so I was helping my sister organise a party for her... Btw, organising a party for little kids is quite hard! I'm in charge of the music, so I guess I can't have Jay Z or Rihanna :'(

I made cupcakes today, a trial run before I actually make them on Friday because I'm so clumsy, its UNREAL!... And surprisingly they came out soo yummy! So this is what they looked like before I decorated them (this was the batch that didn't get burnt! ;) I always burn them! whoops! )...
YUMMY!!! :)

Sorry about that tangent... on to what the blog post is about. I have been looking for a mascara that I can offically saw WOW  to. I was being a bit meh with some as I don't really like  the spidery eye lash look! I like the full, thick lash look!
After all that hype about Cover Girl Lash Blast I gave that baby a try and boy did I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.... I was even told my lashes look longer and someone thought I was wearing lashes *SCORE* ;) I briefly wrote about it here.

Back in April was my birthday (on the same day as the Royal Wedding- talk about stealing my thunder..!) Anyway I went to Bluewater Shopping Centre to treat myself and got a few things from Lancome, an eyeliner and a foundation for my mum, which I will review. As I bought two products, I got a goodie bag. One of the things I got was a sample (was 2ml) of the famous Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara in 'Densifying Black'. I tried it and I definitely see the hype with Lancome Mascara... It was AMAZING! 

A few days later, I thought let me combine these two babies and see the end result and it was MAGIC! Thick(ish), length and black lashes= Perfect ;)

Left to Right: Cover Girl- Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells
Cover Girl Brush
Lancome Precious Cells Brush

(Sorry the images are a bit naff, but I'm in the process of getting a better camera... any suggestions?)

 Here is what the two combined look like, I did this really quickly btw. This picture shows a coat of each mascara :)

The mascara combo makes my lashes soooo long, its unreal! And the amazing thing about it is that it can be an everyday look. In my opinion, I don't look like I'm ready to hit a club when I wear it everyday! 

Let me know what you guys think!

Have a good week! :)