Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW15
MAC Blanc Type e/s to white out my face a bit
MAC Carbon and Sketch e/s to contour my face
MAC redd lipliner
MAC sketch e/s
A cheap white eyeliner
MAC l/s in dare you for the tears
Matted out with foundation
The blue eyeshadow from the urban decay book of shadows
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
After looking at the ingredients I can confirm that it is free from SLS, although it has a ingredient in it that is very similar. The ingredients used are pretty decent too, but the main ingredient in both products is water, but what can you expect for something that is about £4?
The products themselves have worked well. I enjoy using them, except they both have quite a synthetic smell, and the moisturiser feels a bit sticky on my skin.
The main reason I like these products so much is because I feel they have helped control my breakouts slightly, but I am sure that they have helped make the giant pores on my cheeks and nose a little bit smaller, which I have never had a product do.
The mattifying moisturiser is also brilliant because it is mattifying. My skin still feels lovely and soft after using it but without the shine I get from a lot of other products. I have just run my hand over my face and my skin feels a lot smoother.
So I am quite impressed with these products. I will be trying some high end stuff when I start getting an income again, but that's because I am one of these 'grass is always greener' type people, but for the price of these products they are great quality.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
So anyway I was going through my aunts make up bag and there was some brilliant hidden gems in there. She is about twelve years older than me and tends to not throw anything away. Whilst going through her bag I found some amazing limited edition MAC bits and bobs, and lots of lovely Bobbi Brown things.
I found one eyeshadow that I totally fell in love with, so much so my aunt let me keep it because she doesn't use anything but mineral make up now anyway.
This is a Bobbi Brown shimmer wash eye shadow in Rose Gold. You can still get this colour on the website, but I think this is the old style packaging? Anyway it is such a beautiful colour. It has a similar finish to a MAC frost and is just as pigmented as any MAC shadow I have owned.
Its just very subtle and pretty on the eyes, great for doing a natural or a feminine look.
I feel like I often overlook Bobbi Brown because of my obsession with other brands like MAC and Urban Decay, but Bobbie Brown was one of the first brands I ever tried, and her 10 step programme is a great introduction to make up beginners. I think the reason I tend to overlook this brand is because of the price and because it is known more for being a pioneer or natural beauty, which can be a bit boring.
But it's always great looking through over people make up bags, and this was a lovely find so thank you Auntie for letting me keep it!
Thursday, 21 October 2010
The blue liner and shadow from the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Anyway here it is, the Mini Bobbi Brights Palette
Its £45 for 20 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are miniature size, but considering I don't do bright looks that often it suits me fine. It works out to £2.25 per eyeshadow so I think it is quite a nice value palette, and it has a lovely mix of colours and finishes. Lets hope the boyfriend picked up on the hint!
The picture is from the Bobbi Brown site.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
So I know everyone has seen these products a million times over and seen all the swatches so I don't have as much of a problem with putting up my very poor quality picture of the things I got.
I just wanted to share what I got and why as I always like reading these types of post.
So the first things I got where the Heartless lipstick, Wicked Ways lipgloss and Bite of an Apple blush. I got these products on the day that they came out and I am very happy with them.
I am a sucker for any red lipsticks, and despite owning a few, Hearltess is different to the ones I own so I went for it, and of course if I am getting a lipstick I have to get the matching gloss! Its a very pretty cherry red, and both are lovely and pigmented.
I got bite of an apple blush because I don't own many blushes, and this one is really unique so I went for it. Its quite a bright colour and has a lot of red in it, but it gives a really natural flushed look to the skin. I think this is my favourite thing I got in the collection.
I didn't actually intend to get anything else from this collection, but one of my friends got the Oh So Fair beauty powder and is a bit obsessed with purple lipsticks, so spurred on by her I went back to the MAC shop and got oh so fair and Violetta lipstick, both of which I am very happy with.
Oh So Fair can be used all over the face to perk it up, or if applied a bit more concentrated on the cheeks it gives a lovely glow. This compact also has a mirror in it, which I love because it looks really cute when you pull it out of your bag to check your make up (I know this makes me sound really superficial, but I can't help it, I am!).
Violetta is not as strong on the lips as it is in the tube, but its a very lovely colour, and a lot more wearable then I thought it was. I know this is available in the pro store, but I couldn't really resist Disney packaging.
I love everything I got from this collection, and I know a lot of people where disappointed by it and commented on how the products didn't look like the promo pictures, but luckily the ones I have got are a lot like those shown on the site.
A thing to note though is that my picture of the products really doesn't show their true colours. The picture was taken late at night on a iPhone and is the best quality I could get so if you want accurate pictures I probably wouldn't go by mine!
Saturday, 16 October 2010
I have tried to write blogs in the past, but have often been distracted by other things, but after boring friends to death with my endless musings I have decided to try afresh with the whole blog thing and hopefully bore a wider audience with my obsession.
So the subject of my blog is going to be all things to do with beauty, from skincare and hair products, to my main love, make up! I love pampering myself and finding out what works for other people and I enjoy sharing what works for me, so expect plenty of reviews, hauls and FOTD's.
Now onto a little bit about myself. My name is Kelsey and I am 20 years old. I am East London born and bred, with a Greek father. Unfortunately I did not get any of his nice tan skin, in fact I am a NW15, so super pale! I tan pretty easily though, and go a nice colour which I am grateful for.
My favourite make up brand is MAC. I love so many of their products, and feel that the quality is high and that as an artist brand they are very creative and on trend. I also really like the urban decay eyeshadow pallets and eyeliners as they come in very fun and bright colours. Lets not forget that I couldn't live with out my Bobbi Brown long wear gel eyeliner. This is a product that I have been using since I was about 15 and is how I learnt how to do basic eyeliner. It is still my favourite gel liner out of all the ones I have tried.
So that is some basic information about me, I can't wait to get my camera back (my boyfriend has nicked it) so I can take some pictures to illustrate my blog with.
Have a lovely weekend!