25 November, 2008

Pictures, Make-up Practice and other stuff!

This entry is a random post, I have some pics I wanted to post of some various looks that I meant to post as FOTD's and never made it to video, not yet anyway.

First off, I've been practicing the cut crease look, How am I doing?



Secondly, Me and my boyfriend went out last Thursday to a friends for a meal, and this was the look I did. I like how it came out and even my BF commented, and the friends we were visiting too. (I like when that happens!)




Then, on Friday we went out for some birthday drinks for my BF, with his sister and her husband, and this was my look. Pretty bright, but I like colorful!




And a silly pic of me in my dressing gown being a tw*t !



... Yeahhhhhh.. whatever!

The new fringe, or bangs!

I was bored, and wanted to do something with my hair, I am not brave enough to drastically cut it, I need my mum to do that (She is a hairdresser!) .. So I got out my scissors and gave myself some side bangs, nothing drastic really, but I think it has improved how my hair looks.. At least now when I tie it up I have some hair framing my face, and when it is down and straight it looks nice too.

Here is a pic :


What do you think? (No comments needed about the goonish face!)

FOTD: 25 Nov 08 - Blue/Brown

I think I am gonna start posting the occasional FOTD here, why the hell not? It gives people something to look at and read, if they wish, and me something to go back on!

So, my look for today is this :



I did this using the Revlon 'Out of the blue' palette I got off eBay. They are illuminating eyeshadows, and are really nice to work with and very blendable.

I used all four colours on top of a black base



Hello Kitty MAC Collection


SO, most of you have probably seen this elsewhere, but I don't care, I want to show you too!..

The new Hello Kitty collection for MAC (Due out in US in Feb) Looks AMAZING! Does anyone know when it is due in the UK? Cos I want me some of it!

You can click here for information on the two collection and what will be included and how it will be packaged.




But seriously, oh my gosh, it all looks sooo cute! I want it all, just hope I have a decent job and some cash when it is released here. (Keep your fingers crossed) xxxx



20 November, 2008

Things I want to try : Boots No7 Shine Free Make-up Base.

I really want to try this!!

It is a base you apply before your make-up, a primer, and it apparently stops your skin feeling oil and looking shiny, which I suffer from a bit too much.. Although the St Ives Facial Scrub I purchased has minimised it a lot.

The website says this :

Keep shiny skin under control all day long, with No7 Shine Free Make-Up Base. The mattifying oil-free base has light-reflecting particles which help disguise fine lines and flaws


That, to me, sounds wonderful - That is if it works. I think I will purchase this at some point and give it a go because if it does what it says it will, I will be a very happy girlie!

Anyone out there tried this? opinions please.

19 November, 2008

St Ives Apricot Scrub

I have been reading reviews on this product for while now and have heard nothing bad about it what so ever, I wanted so desperately to try it and when I saw it on offer I snapped it up.


I chose the 'Apricot Scrub Blemish Fighting' and I could not wait to use it.

The website says this about it :

St. Ives® Blemish Fighting Scrub effectively lifts away surface oils, dirt and dead skin cells that can lead to blackheads and blemishes. 100% natural exfoliants and Salicylic Acid fight blemishes, revealing clearer looking skin.
Dermatologist Tested
Contains Vitamin-rich Apricot extract
Salicylic Acid
Swiss glacial water
Nourishing Swiss botanicals


Well, I used it when I had a shower that very evening. I dampened my face and beck, and massaged some of the scrub in. The particles feel strange but if you rub softly it isn't too bad, and avoid the eye area, as that is sensitive, obviously.

I left it on while I rinsed my hair, and then washed it off.

WOW! When I was out of the shower and patted my face dry it felt absolutely amazing, it seriously did. It felt smooth, it looked radiant and fresh, even more even, more blemish free, and not oily!

I really noticed that much of a difference after one use. I used it again today and again I loved it loads, It makes my skin feel amazing - and I have never had amazing skin!

It is nice and easy to apply, It doesn't smell bad, you don't need much, It is in a nice tube and you get loads.

I paid £1.92 at Tesco for 150ml bottle, which I am sure will last me a while as I won't be using it daily, dues to the exfoliation thing, I don't think it is good to over exfoliate.

When I have run out of it, I will deffo be buying it again and I am very keen to try some more St Ives products, they have a wide range, and Christmas is coming! *teehee* You can see the website here.

13 November, 2008

Look Of The Day

I did this look earlier today, and was VERY annoyed again when my camera messed it up.. The thing is, I realised this after I had finished my eyes!

But I recorded from then onwards and explained what I did.. If anyone actually wants a full tutorial on it after seeing it, I may do one.

I use Urban Decay E/S - Last Call (Love this) And Zero, amongst others. All will be listed in the video when it is uploaded.

Here is the look :



10 November, 2008

A big surprise! :)

Just a note, before I write this blog. I am a big fan of Jimmy Carr, the comedian and when I heard he was coming to Leeds on his tour this year I really wanted to get tickets and go, but we couldn't afford it.

- - - - -

So, for the past few weeks my boyfriend has been acting a little strange, secretive even, but nothing that I was worried about.

Yesterday was Sunday - Normally on a Sunday he goes to his parents house for tea,without fail, But a few days ago he had told me he wasn't going this week as his sister was going to be there. He said we could go out for a meal for a change because he would like to take me out. I thought this was so sweet and I was like 'Yeah, OK.'

Yesterday came, it was wet and dull and I suggested we stayed in and had a takeaway but he was set on the idea of going into town for a meal, saying that he really wanted to treat me. So I said OK, and I was pleased.

So, we got ready, got a bus into town, in the pouring rain, I was a little 'blagh' because of the weather, but happy enough. We got to the bar where we were going for a meal and some drinks and sat down to look at the menu. We got drinks and ordered our food and he said something to me about how I said he was bad at keeping secrets (I had done in the past, jokingly) He said I was disrespectful and bad for thinking that about him (All of this was said with a smile). I was like 'Ok.... What is happening here' ..

Anyway, he then said something about how Jimmy Carr had been touring in Leeds, and I was like 'Yeah, he was here last week I think.' - He said 'No, He is here tonight... So don't tell me I can't keep a secret, because I have tickets for us to go to his show!' .. He pulled two tickets from his wallet and passed them to me.

OH MY GOD, I was absolutely STUNNED, I honestly had no idea what so ever that he was gonna spring that on me.
I was so chuffed with him, I was almost crying. I apologised for telling him he can't keep a secret, because he SO can! And I had a permanent grin on my face all night.

We went to his late showing at 21.45pm and it was AMAZING, we laughed so much and had an awesome time. I don't think anybody has ever surprised me like that, and it was great.

I am still shocked now, because I really had no clue that was coming at all. I had been disappointed knowing I couldn't go and that it was a sell out. When all along he had a pair of tickets (good seats in the stalls too) hidden away.

It was amazing, and I had a great time.


I love my boyfriend so much. :-)


(Here is the poster from the tour/show)

31 October, 2008

Feel The Benefit..

So, good news girls, If you are a UK resident and you love Benefit Cosmetics, duh, who doesn't?

Well I have a special promotion code so that you can receive 15% off your order up until the 8th November.

Great Huh?

I am sad, because I have no money to take advantage of this offer, but I hope some of you girlie's do!



So why not head over to the Benefit Website and get ordering!!

30 October, 2008

My M.A.C Wishlist

I thought I would make a list of some of the MAC Eye products that I SOOO want! Just for my reference.


Eyeshadows :


Chrome Yellow
Passionate
Electra
Electric Eel
Carbon
Gesso
Swiss Chocolate
Glamour Check!
Phloof!
Smut
Gleam
Orange
Orb
Smoke & Diamonds
Dazzlelight
Goldmine
Bitter
Humid
Nehru
Clarity

.. Just to name a few! I would also like palettes to keep them in!.. :)

Paints and Paintpots :

Flammable (Paint)
Bare Canvas (Paint)
Blackground (P Pot)
Delft (P Pot)
Moss Scape (p Pot)
Artifact (P Poy)

Shadesticks:


Sharkskin
Lucky Jade
Beige-ing
Pink Couture

Pigments:

Vanilla
Violet
Cornflower
Teal
Melon
Old Gold
Blue Brown

Cream Colour base:

Luna
Fabulush

29 October, 2008

I want..

So, I spend some of my days looking at make-up websites, seeing what products are available, and dreaming of things that I wish I could have.. I swear, if I had it I could spend thousands on make-up.

The thing is, I don't have a job at the moment so I can't buy anything new AT ALL.. This has to change though, I have an addiction that I can't feed, and that hurts.. Christmas is coming up and there must be plenty of jobs about, I am going to get off my arse and find one.

So, some of the sites I look at and day dream over, Firstly this one, They sell Mehron and Kryolan make-up.. I have seen lots of girls using that kind of thing on YT and I must say, I am envious! I want some water based make-up and some Ben Nye eye shadows.. I will have them, eventually. *smile*

There is also this website .. It is amazing, they sell lots of MAC amongst other brands, and it is pretty cheap.. They sell products from limited editions that you can no longer buy from a MAC store, and I have a huge list of things I want from that site.

So, the job hunt s officially ON!

Wish me luck!

22 October, 2008

Fiery Eyes!

My boyfriend and I were going shopping at the weekend so I thought I would quickly put some make-up on, nothing flash.

I used my Claire's Palette, The one with all the rainbow colours in (Available from Claire's for £3.50) and I use the yellow, Orange and the Red to smoke it out.. The outcome was really nice and the eye shadows are great for the price!

I went downstairs so we could set off and my boyfriend said he thought it was one of the best looks he had seen me do! Impressive huh?

I had not done a tutorial on this unfortunately, but it is now on my to-do list so I can show you all how it is done.

Here is a picture I took of the look :


13 August, 2008

Hmm.. Bad makeup

Do you ever do your own makeup, and just hate the way it turns out?


I do, and I hate when it happens, so so much!


Today, I did a pink and blue look and recorded it to put on YT, But I decided it won't be put on there, as I am not keen on it whatsoever.


I feel so disappointed when I do something that looks crap.. Maybe I am too harsh a judge on myself.. I dunno?!


Here is the look :


15 July, 2008

Review: Collection 2000 - Dazzle Me!

OK, So these dazzle me's are like £2.99 each, which is such a bargain. I was sceptical at first, about the quality etc, with them being so cheap but I went for it and decided to try them. I got one and I loved it!

They are the same size just about as a MAC pigment, and the quality is equally as good in my opinion, If not better! They are more of a fine dust, which I find easier to work with..

They have about 20 + Different colours which are all vibrant, and you can apply them wet, dry, use them as a liner or whatever!

The packaging is good although I do find the lids don't stay on tightly so make sure you keep them upright. They come with a sifter, which is useful if you like them.

These are the shades I have, applied wet.



(L to R) Enigma, Tinkerbell, Spellbound, Fairydust, Illusion & Sugarplum.

They are slightly shimmery, but gorgeous too!

Any questions, message me :)

04 July, 2008

Urban Decay - Deluxe Shadow Palette

So, The Urban Decay Deluxe Palette was my first introduction to Urban Decay make up. Originally I wanted a bottle of UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion) .. At £11 I thought it was quite expensive, especially if I wasn't going to like it. So, I notice that you could get the Palette which came with a sample sized UDPP for £20, So I figured that would be worth it, because if I didn't rate the Primer I would still have the eyeshadows, which were gorgeous shades.

Well, I bought it, I tried it and I LOVED it. The eyeshadows are so bright and amazingly pigmented, In my opinion they are as good as (If not better) Than M.A.C. The packaging on the box is gorgeous, with a purple suede effect, and the chain mail design on the front. You open it up and it has a large mirror and the shadows just jump at you, they really are so vibrant, and the quality is just flippin' A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !

In the UK you can get this in Boots, Debenhams, and you can buy it online too, and a bargain at only £20!

As for the UDPP, Like I said, I wanted to try it out, So I did.. I applied it to my bare eyelid, rubbed it in, let it set, applied my eyeshadow and went out for a hot sweaty night of partying (I used Peace and Ransom for the look) .. So, I get home from my night out, look in the mirror and my make up is flawless, Seriously!! It was as though I had just put it on, I was so amazed and I did NOT want to remove it! I was super happy that I had finally found something that would keep my makeup in place and looking fresh, and UDPP certainly does that.

I now have a full sized one! :)

I reccomend it, Yes. Go buy, Now!

01 July, 2008

Highlighters

OK, So highlighting your browbone is important, right? .. Yep, I think so too!

So, I have a few different eyeshadows I use as a highlighter, but I always come back to one in particular..

Rimmel Mono Eyeshadow [#244] In Moonstone.

I LOVE this shadow, It is a shimmering white shade, Acts as the perfect highligh, and reflects the light nicely. This is available in most make up stores for around £2.99. I highly reccomend it! I have been using this for a long time, and it lasts ages.

(Swatches to follow)

25 June, 2008

Happy today!

How things can change... Well, not things as such, but the way you feel.

Yesterday I was a little down on myself about lots of things, and I was moaning about losing subs. Well I don't care today! I hit my 300 mark today, and I am really chuffed.

Here's to the next 300!!

15 May, 2008

Welcome

So, I've started a blog.. Let's see if I can keep up with it. I've tried this sort of thing before, and failed - but this time I'll be writing about fun and interesting things So we'll see!

xxxx