Saturday, 16 April 2011

Another FOTD

Oh look 3rd FOTD in a row, gosh I am inspiring at the minute, and to be even less inspiring this one is basically just copying Kandee Johnsons wedding make up video. Personally I think Kandee is bit of nut case, but she does gorgeous make up and decided to give this one a go. Oh in case your wondering why I am doing so many FOTD's, basically its payday next week so no money to haul, although I am putting a ban on buying make up for a while as I have to save up for the 3DS, and I have nothing new to review because I use the same stuff for years at a time, so FOTD's it is whilst I have fun experimenting with make up! Enough ramble, FOTD time:

Now for this look I am actually cakes in foundation and went quite heavy on the blush, but it still doesn't show up too much on camera!

Face: YSL Foundation - Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer - NW20 NARS Bronzer - Laguna NARS Blusher - Desire MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl

Eyes: MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl MAC E/S - Dazzlelight MAC E/S - Scene MAC E/S- Carbon MAC E/S - Wedge (for eyebrows) MAC E/L - Feline Dior Mascara - Dior Show Blackout

Lips: MAC L/L - Stone MAC L/L - Subculture MAC L/S - Pink Nouvea MAC L/G - Viva Glam Gaga

So yea lots of make up used. I also strengthened my hair for the first time in ages, it feels a bit weird and not really me, but I feel very pretty today, until I put on my hooters top, then I felt a bit like a porn star, but anyway here is a picture of the complete look with my straight hair:

Can't wait to get the split ends cut off! Hope your all having a great weekend!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Experimental FOTD

So today I watched XSparkages new video which is loosely based on a Katy Perry make up look, so seeing as I had the day off today and didn't have to go out in public I decided to do a look loosely based on Katy Perry and Xsparkage, here is how it turned out:

I love how flawless my skin looks in these pictures, because in reality its blemishes galore! Anyway onto the products I used. Eyes: A mixture of Inglot shadows Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss I was clever enough to forget mascara :( MAC Feline Kohl For the brown dots, MAC Teddy Kohl Face: YSL Teint Radiance (I got it wrong the other day, sorry!) Foundation in Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer in NW20 MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre (just the pink part) MAC Wedge as a contour colour Lips: MAC Stone Lipliner MAC Myth Lipstick

I had quite a lot of fun with this look and really enjoyed the results of the eyeliner, but I think even if I toned it down it would still be quite unwearable. Anyway if you haven't checked out Xsparkages latest tutorial I recommend you do!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Woodwinked FOTD

So MAC's Woodwinked is a product that loads of people seem to rave about, but one that I never used to get on with, mainly because every time I used it I seemed to look very ill (as in the picture below):
Because of the fact it made me look ill, it was pushed to the back of my make up drawer for a while, but recently my friend Rachel (allthingsrachy) has been using it a lot, which has made me decide to give it another go, and I think I have finally got the hang of using it and I quite like the effect I get with it now, so here is my Woodwinked FOTD:

So I used: Face: YSL Teint Resiste Foundation - Opal MAC Moisture Select Concealer - NW20 NARS Bronzer - Laguana MAC Blush - Bite of an apple Eyes: MAC Shadow - Woodwinked MAC Shadow - Wedge MAC Shadow- Twinks MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl Illamasqua Precision Ink - Abyss Helena Rubenstein Mascara- Feline Black MAC Kohl - Teddy Lips: MAC Liner - Stone MAC Kissable Lip Colour - Woo Me

Friday, 8 April 2011

The Only Was Is Essex - Fake Tan

So it appears that Lauren Goodger, from The Only Way Is Essex fame, has just released her own range of tanning products. I thought it was quite funny and had to be shared. I am assuming that because it is coming from a Essex girl that these products will be quite dark. I actually really want to try them but don't fancy shelling out those prices for them when the only information available on them is literally what is shown on her facebook page, which is the product and price. Currently there is a mousse which is £17.95, and a lotion, which is £15.95, or you can buy the complete kit for £28.82.

So what do you think, would you ever try them? Do you think they will be any good or do you think she is just cashing in on the shows success? To be honest I couldn't think of a more appropriate product for them to release.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

MAC Creamblend Blush Swatches

So my lovely friend Rachel got the MAC Cremeblend blush in Something Special, and of course anything she gets I need pretty much, so obviously I went and bought it. I also have So Sweet, So Easy which I got in a old collection, but has been re released with the latest cremeblend blushes so I thought it would be handy to do swatches and pictures of the ones I have in case anyone is interested in them.So on the left is So Sweet, So easy, which is a bright bubblegum pink, and on the right is Something Special, which is more of a coral pink. Sorry that they are both clearly used!

And here are the swatches, in the same order. So Sweet So Easy is a lot more vibrant, so you only need a tiny bit. I love it for girly looks though. Something Special is a gorgeous colour, and a lot more natural looking on the skin.

I actually really like cream blushes, I think they look better on the skin, yet I always insist on buying powder? Anyway the formula on the blushes are gorgeous, lovely and creamy and stay in place all day. I would love more of these but I think I will be going on a make up ban.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Ice Cream Nails

First time in a while I have attempted nail art, it took a lot longer then expected! Well in case you couldn't guess, the red parts are meant to be cherries, and the other parts are sprinkles. Most of the colours are China Glaze, with a couple of Barry M's chucked in for good measure. I have seen ice cream nails all over the place at the moment so thought I would catch onto the craze, they fit in quite nicely with the fact that its a lovely sunny day outside!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

FOTN - Some Smokey Eyes

So yesterday was my friends birthday which meant a night out. I did both hers and my own make up. I tend to do hers anyway, and she always wants a brown smokey eye, but after seeing my grey/black one she opted to go a little darker too. Anyway, here is how it turned out, I'm sorry that this picture doesn't show the make up off at all, but I felt really pretty all night and think I photographed well, which is the point of make up I guess? Anyway here's the picture: Both eye looks where done using just the Urban Decay Naked Palette. On my cheeks I have MAC Something Special blush and Pearl cream colour base as a highlighter, love that combination! I also have on loads of NARS Laguana bronzer, and MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick and gloss. My base is just Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser as everything else I have is too light for me. I also used my Illamasqua Brow Cake as usual. For my friend we used Clinique foundation and MAC MSF Natural to set it. On her cheeks I used a Dior blush she has, it has a slight frost to it and is just pinky. On the lips is just some Vaseline as she hates wearing lip colour. I had a lovely night out and felt really pretty. I love that I did something different with my hair for a change! I do regret drinking that much and having to go into work today though!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Oh no!

So my computer has had to be wiped and restored to its factory settings after it contracted a virus. Damn my need to have to stream hellcats online! It's not too much of a big deal as all my files are backed up, its just more of a nuisance. I also have to make sure that my files aren't corrupted before transferring them back on to my computer. This kind of topped off a really bad week for me, which is why I haven't been blogging so much. But enough of me whingeing, lets turn this post into something a bit more positive with some links to some blogs I really enjoy reading. First up, - I love love love looking at this tumblr for inspiration. It has the best nail art I have seen, and it has such a variety on there. - Rachel is one of my best friends, and we have really similar colouring, so anything she recommends I know will be awesome for me. She does lovely FOTD's and likes to haul too. - Jen writes very well and does brilliant product reviews and some great swatches. Another lovely girl. - Another lovely Jen. Reviews a great mix of English and American brands, and has a nice selection of make up, skincare and hair care related posts. - A really lovely fashion blog, and she uses high street stuff too! Very envious, Sarah is gorgeous and has great style. That is all, as usual hope everyone is well, and lets hope I can sort things out soon because I have been getting my love of make up back!