Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Hi guys, I have just returned from holiday in Mexico so been a bit absent in the blogging world! I'm going to be doing a holiday heroes post this week, just going through some products I used while away which really helped with the condition of my skin and hair whilst in scorching temperatures!!!!
Anyway apart from picking up some Ghost perfume at the airport, I have been been totally makeup purchase free for the last 2 weeks!!!! (shock horror!!) So when I got back I readily started reading all you lovely ladies posts to see whats new and what I have missed out on! One product that caught my eye was a post Laura Lollipop26 did with regard to the new range of blushers from Me Me Me cosmetics.
They are boxed and look exactly like the Benefit ones and after looking at her review and swatches I decided to pick one up in my lunch hour today. The one I picked up was in the colour Rouge which is a Deep Coral shade, they do have a shade called Coral but this was more pink toned. The pigmentation in these blushes are really quite good and definitely a contender for the Benefit alternatives. I have a love hate relationship with Benefit, to me a lot of there products are overpriced, and they seem to base more emphasis on the packaging than the quality of whats inside it! The fact that Me Me ME have basically mimicked the blusher boxes for a third of the price, to me just goes to show Benefit need to up there game!!!
Oh and theres a mirror in the lid!! all for £6.49 (on offer in Superdrug £1.50 off normal price right now)
I really like the Bronze shade shown in my pic here, and think I will pick that up too!! Anyone else tried these out??
Friday, 30 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
In The Groove - Eyeshadow Trio
This was by far my favourite of the eye shadows, I steer towards these pinky burgundy tones, there so easy to wear, I'm glad MAC are doing the trio eye shadows, makes them much better value for money, for £15 I think these are great. The only other one I would have possibly picked up was Soften The Mood but I was being restrained!!...lol
I Like It Like That - Cremesheen Lipstick
This is one of those colours I dithered over for ages, it's a really lovely bluetoned pink, and something which I don't have in my collection, It is however very bright and I had visions of my disaster with MAC Chatterbox which I loved but I just looks awful on me. But after swatching them both together in the MAC shop this is a much more cooler pink and having got it home and tried it, I think its going to become a favourite. Jazzed was also really nice but reminded me of Dressmaker from a previous collection which I have, so didn't pick that one up.
These are truly awful swatches!! I have a decent camera but my pictures always look rubbish!?!
I'm sure you have all seen thousands of these swatches anyway, but from the top In The Groove Eyeshadow Trio..........Middle Stereo Rose MSF and then bottom I Like It Like That Lippie!!
All in all This is one of my favourite MAC collections this year. So did you pick anything up?.....And what do you think?.....x
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
So from left to right MAC Vegas Volt.......MAC Dressmaker........MAC Jist.......Rimmel Coral......Maybelline Ambre Rose.
Vegas Volt and Jist have definitely become summer favourites and I wear them regularly, the Rimmel Coral is really easy to wear if you don't want an intense Coral, and Ambre Rose is a good go to every day nude. I don't tend to wear lip liner I prefer a more casual lip look and often just pat the colour on with my finger.
So whats your favourite summer Lipsticks...?..x
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
We have a store called Outfit just opened where I live in Essex and its basically Top Shop Dorothy Perkins and Warehouse all in one big shop!!
Gold LOVE ring from Top Shop, thought this was really pretty and I seem to be liking the more delicate jewellery pieces which are around at the moment.....
Silver Angel Wing earrings Top Shop....Love these!!! cant really say anymore than that!
Charm necklace Top Shop was really drawn to this, quite delicate and really liked the words and that fact that its silver and Gold so can wear with either gold or silver bracelets etc....
Black BOW ring Top Shop, thought this was really cute I like my jewellery to be a bit different, I'm after the red LIPS ring I have seen in a few magazines but cant seem to get hold of one...:(
Anyway hope you like these bits I cant wait to wear them...
FYI the nail polish Im wearing in these pics and LOVIN is MAC "to the beach" collection in Scorcher
Sunday, 9 May 2010
No 7 Voucher time again!!!
Have you guys tried any H&M make up products, or bough anything nice with your No7 vouchers this month?....xxx
Friday, 30 April 2010
Coconut Milk Body Lotion (Spray Bottle)
Scary pic! looks like a bird has just flown by!!!...Just trying to show the consistency......lol
Thursday, 29 April 2010
- Foundation Chanel Vitalumiere .......Concealer MAC moisture cover NW25
- Eyes MAC Paint Pot Bare Study as a base... BarryM Dazzle Dust in Coral No87.....outer corner MAC Woodwinked...... Mascara Benefit Bad Girl Lash
- MAC Comfort Mineralize skin finish to contour and bronze
- MAC Style Blusher
- Revlon Coral Reef Lip Gloss
Well there you go!!!! Feels scary posting this but if you like this and want to see more then I will try some different looks.......
Thursday, 22 April 2010
It comes in two parts a cream for your under eye area to smooth out fine lines, and a gel for your upper eye /brow bone to create a tightening and lifting effect! ( I could do with that!)
Monday, 19 April 2010
Hi everyone!.... Well sorry for the lack of posts but I'm on a self imposed make up buying ban, until after my course at AOFM..! You get really good discounts on a shopping day there and I'm saving my pennies for that......:)
Anyway I thought I would share a couple of lovely summer items I purchased over the last month or so, Im a sucker for sandals/flipflops and love banning my boots to the back of the shoe cupboard!!!
These two pairs below are my definate favourites so far, and I cant wait to wear them all the time in the balmy summer days were bound to have..?!?!!!!!
These ones are from Next, £35 I think these are gorgeous!!! they have a zip up the back and look great with Jeggings or Skinny Jeans
These ones are from Aldo, £40 I had to have these!!! again zip up the back and lovely anklet style braids, there definatly going to be worn loads!!!
Anyway I hope your enjoying buying all your lovely summer sandals too.... I think I need another trip to Primark as have seen some bloggers with some pretty nice ones there too!!....x
Monday, 12 April 2010
Well after years of wanting too and eventually looking into it properly, today I booked my Foundation level makeup course at the fab AOFM in Soho London.
This school looks amazing and I cant wait to start my course in June this year.
I have only been blogging for a few months and do love reading all the reviews from everyone, I don't really think I will ever do the youtube side of things but still like my rambles on here.
My real love is doing makeup for other people, this is my passion and I would absolutely love to have some kind of career in this field. I have spent a long time doing jobs that just pay the bills, but as my son is older now I feel I can, and deserve to dedicate the time and money into something that I have a true passion for.
I think sometimes in life it's too easy to say next week/month/year and I think also we are scared of failing at the things we love the most. Well I have decided that this is the time to take the chance and see if I'm good enough to do this semi-professionally, I don't want to look back in 20 years time and say "I wish"....So off I go!...... I'm scared and worried about how it will turn out, but sometimes I think that just drives you on to try things in life...xx
Friday, 9 April 2010
Thought I would hate this as I have dry skin but I have to say I really love it!!.. nice coverage no patchy dry bits , and I personally don't find a problem with it being to "sparkly" its not as heavy as other Revlon foundations, so thumbs up!
2. Dior Kiss Lip gloss in shade " 451 Mango Soda"
I have only just started dabling in Dior Makeup I have one of there eye shadow quads from a while back, the "smokey eye" one and it is lovely, but for the price tag nearly £40 I have not used it quite as much as I would have liked. But I was passing the Dior stand recently and the lipsticks and glosses caught my eye. I was looking for a lipstick shade that Nic from Pixiwoo used in a tutorial, but they didn't have it..:( so i moved on to the glosses, ( I love a nice gloss!) and spotted this one, its a lovely peachy colour with a lot of sparkle in it, but not in a trashy glittery way just very gold flecked, it really is a lovely summer shade and tastes good too!
3. MAC 187 Brush
I absolutely adore this brush for foundation..... when I picked it up from my local MAC counter I was dubious as it is expensive, but I had seen a lot of good reviews on it online. I sometimes find that the flat foundation brushes can need a lot of blending of the product, this however just airbrushes the product into your skin, the white bristles on the end are really light and distribute everything really evenly and as you get down to the more compact black bristles its really good for buffing everything in, I use this brush every day, and I just feel it makes everything look a lot more natural.....
4. Clairol Nice'n easy colour seal gloss
I colour my hair regularly prob about every 3-4 weeks and this little tube of conditioner is a life saver, it comes as part of the Clairol Hair Colour packs, but you can now buy them singularly on there own form Tescos Boots etc, there priced at 99p and one tube prob lasts my bob length hair 3 applications..... it really does leave your hair smooth and manageable and the shine it gives is amazing. They must of had a lot of good feedback on it as a brand to start selling it on its own, it comes in 3 shades red/brunette/blonde, def worth checking out if your hair is coloured.
5. St Ives Apricot Body Scrub
This is currently on half price offer in Tescos at the moment £2.49 from £4.99 def worth stocking up on. I am a fan of the Sanctuary Salt Scrub and that pretty glass jar is always standing on the side of my bath, but it is quite expensive and as summer is fast approaching and my fake tans are looking at me longingly form the bathroom cabinet,......:) I wanted a really good exfoliating scrub to use daily in the shower...well this is it, it actually feels like it's doing something! so many of the so called body scrubs about smell delicious but when you try them on your skin you find no scrubby bits in them! rubbish!!...... Guarantee you wont be disappointed with this one, have got my friend and Mum on to it and they have only good things to say about it to0! grab on now while there on offer.
A couple of items that I wanted to love.......:(
1. NARS Mousson Eyeshadow
Now when I saw swatches of this per Christmas last year in the NARS holiday collection i loved the look of this shadow, and when I was christmas shopping last year was excited to pick it up in London. Now the colour in the pan of this cream shadow is beautiful, but every time I use it , it just creases really badly......I use either MAC bare study or UDPP as an eyeshadow base for all my colours and have no problem at all with creasing apart from with this, its really hard to build up colour with it too you just seem to shift it around your eyelid rather than getting any decent coverage. I am going to try again with this shadow, as colour wise its everything I love, a mossy golden green, we will see.
MAC Ember Glow Lipglass
This is the Lipglass from the Colour Collection, I saw this and knew I wanted it straight away so purchased without really swatching it and the colour looked great in the tube. Hmmmm.... well I do love the colour its just the consistency I'm struggling with, it's very very matte on application (sounds weird as its a gloss) but it's hard to explain it just is really hard to apply it's such a matte colour for a gloss, it's almost like putting emulsion on your lips?.... I have tried it with a clear gloss over the top and it does work better, I'm not giving up on this one, I like it too much colour wise!!!!!
Anyway what are you loving right now?.......Any tips on the application of the NARS shadow or MAC Lipglass appreciated also appreciated.......:) x
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
One product I find that I have never really found my perfect match with is......"Concealer" and boy have I tried loads....!!! Touche Eclat, Benefit, MAC, Clinique, ELF....need I go on?? I either find there to thick, sit in the fine lines under my eyes...(Benefit) Or there to thin and light and don't cover well (Touche Eclat) I think concealers are very personal to your skin texture as well as tone, and my skin is olive in colouring and i think that's where the problem lies, that and having quite bad dark circles from many years of lack of sleep from being a mummy!!
But hey, I will not be beaten there must be a wonder product out there which will make me look airbrushed and like I have just woken from a 12 hour sleep......(LOL) I just haven't found it yet. Next on my hit list is going to be Bobbi Brown, I have heard good things about this and like the idea of the cream concealer and powder in one compact!
Well I would love to hear about your favourite concealers and which ones you really love?.........Who better to ask than you guys??...xxx
Friday, 19 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
So I was still consoling myself that once again I had missed out on a new collection MAC product that I really wanted....:(.....Product in question Ripe Peach Blusher from the Spring Colour Forecast Collection, It's my own fault I should have known better...! Order it online as soon as you see it. don't wait, but hay ho, maybe next time!!
Anyway I decided to go to MAC anyway as I really liked the look of one of the Lipglass lipglosses from this collection in"Ember Glow", I'm really glad I picked this up it's a gorgeous peach colour but its really pigmented so is not just a wash of colour it really fills in the lips...very pretty.... Also I picked up another Lipglass in "Cultured" this is a really nice pink, it didn't look that exciting in the tube, but in application at the MAC counter I loved it, really full on colour and not wishy washy like some glosses. Lastly as I was still hankering after a peachy blusher for summer, I spied.... "Chic Couple" this is a Mineralize two toned blush in a peach and bronze colour. Picture doesn't really do this one justice, its lovely on the skin. Think it's going to be my new fave!!!!
Left "Cultured"..........Right "Ember Glow"
Mineralize Blush......."Chic Couple" (looks pink toned in this pic, but it's really peachy)
Picked anything up from MAC lately??.....:)...x
Monday, 8 March 2010