Thursday, 26 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I got the YSL Rouge Volupte no.7- lingerie pink, thank you Lorraine. It is such a pretty pale pink and the formulation of the lipstick is incredible. It is love :).
I also got the palest lavender (129) lipstick from Barry M, I love lavender lipstick and I think this colour is more wearable than lavender whip. What do you guys think?
I also bought an eyeliner from GOSH in green boost. I love the formulation of these as they are super creamy and soft, much like the Urban Decay 24/7 liners. I thought that this pale green was so unusual, and I love it on the lower lashline :).
The website describes these as follows:
GOSH VELVET TOUCH EYELINER belongs to a new generation of semi-permanent make-up. It does not smudge. It is 100% waterproof, long lasting, and resists almost anything. It has excellent coverage and a smooth, soft quality. GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner is soft and easy to apply. It contains vitamin-E and Jojoba Oil to care for your delicate skin, however it does not contain animal or mineral oils. It is also fragrance-free to prevent allergic reactions.
My darling boyfriend also got me an early present for the 8th March, which is a sort of 'Women's Day' in Russia. Any excuse for presents huh? He got me this cute gold necklace from Disney Couture that I saw on Lindsay Lohan. It says 'Fairest of them all' and has a red apple. Who doesn't love Snow White and Disney in general?
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
I chose to do the brunette look because I love Katie Perry and think she looks fantastic here.
This is my look, I tried to do he fringe too.. heheI used:
Face- MUFE HD foundation 115 and powder
MUFE lift concealer
Chanel Bronzer 22 Sierra (to contour and tan my pale self up a little more to her level)
Mix of MAC Melba and another peach blush
MAC MSF Soft and Gentle to highlight
Brow wax in wheat and espresso eyeshadow (to darken my brows like hers)
Eyes: (I couldn't really see what she was wearing on her lid in the pic so I improvised)
MAC- twinx all over lid
dark devotion along lashline
all that glitters in the crease
shroom to highlight
jardin aires pigment w/ mixing medium along lower lashline
Blacktrack fluidline- upper lashline
Feline khol power along waterline
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Red Cherry lashes, for her full eyelash look :)
Mix of MAC Hue and Vegas Volt lipstick to get the coral/ peach colour.Hope you guys like it and thank you for the great contest :)!
Wayne and I thought it would be fun to do a bright springtime look inspired by flowers. I chose this one for its vibrant, unusual, contrasting colours:
I came up with a really funky cut crease look:
Also please check out gossmakeupartist and his interpretation :).
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Shampoo: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Lustrous Touch
Condtioner: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Lustrous Touch
Styling products: CHI Keratin Mist, CHI Volume Booster, Label.m Resurrection style dust.
Hair Mask: Soap and Glory Hair Supply
Shower Gel: Juicy Couture
Body moisturizer: Palmer’s Shea Butter
Deodorant: Sure Crystal
Fake Tan: Don’t use it
Cleanser: Neutrogena Visibly clear 2 in 1 mask
Eye makeup remover: Johnson’s wipes
Exfoliator: St Ives
Primer: None today, but sometimes Smashbox/ That Gal Benefit
Foundation: MUFE HD in 115
Foundation brush: MAC’s 187
Concealer: MUFE lift concealer
Powder: MAC MSF Natural in Medium/ MUFE HD powder
Blusher: MAC’s well dressed
Highlighter: MAC MSF Soft and Gentle
Eyeshadow base: UDPP
Eyeshadows: MAC’s satin taupe, wedge, carbon, vapour
Eyeliner: UD 24/7 zero
Eyelash curler: don’t use one
Eyelash base: none
Mascara: L’Oreal voluminous
Lipstick: MAC pervette
Lipgloss: MAC’s Cremesheen glass in Ever so Rich
Nail Colour: french
Hope you guys get time to do it!
I was very excited to find this palette on ebay for just £7.00 and only £6.59 for shipping from HK (seller- abestlife). I had seen many reviews of it and was eyeing it up on coastal scents for quite some time, however it was $21.95 on the coastal scents website and shipping prices from there to the UK are always ludicrous. So I ordered this palette along with the 10 blush palette and it came a few days ago. After swatching the shadows I was really looking forward to using them as there were some interesting colours and the payoff was pretty good. I even filmed a tutorial yesterday morning to post on my channel.
However, the shock came when I got home last night. I had been getting a strange headache all evening and my eyes felt sore and puffy. Not thinking anything of it I decided to just get to bed, but when I started taking my eye makeup off I noticed that the skin on my eyelids was red and patchy. I had obviously had an allergic reaction to these shadows and my eyelids were very sore and inflamed. Even this morning they were looking somewhat puffy and discoloured.
I wanted to make this post just to tell you guys to be careful! Of course I know the dangers of buying makeup on the Internet as you can never guarantee it will be of a good quality, especially when the price is so low. So, I guess getting a bargain is not always worth it. Do any of you have this palette and have you had any problems? Please let me know :).
Monday, 16 February 2009
We also went out Friday night :). My camera seems to think it is 2007.. hmmmm.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
A defined crease using Phloof all over the lid with cobalt and howzat in the crease. The new MAC 226 crease brush is a must for this one :). It makes everything so much easier as before I used to apply shadow with the 219 or a lip brush and blend with the 217, now it does it all in one sweep. Well done MAC for finally bringing out a brush for those of us who are not blessed with big Bambi eyes :)!!
I finally got my MAC Pro card! Yay!! Though it has not actually arrived yet as it apparently "flies from Canada" (I just have this image of the card with wings flying accross the ocean.. teehee), but I am on the system at last, so I went on a little spree :).
I purchased the new Studio Sculpt foundation in NW15, as I have read so many good reviews, and since my skin has been very dry recently with all this cold weather I thought I would give it a go! I also got some water based mixing medium for use with pigments, glitter and what not, as well as all that glitters eyeshadow. I really wanted the 214 brush, but they had sold out at the pro store :(. Does anyone know if they have it in other London stores?.
I then went to Boots and could not resist picking up the REVLON colourstay foundation too. Naughty really since I just got one at MAC, but this promised great coverage, which I certainly need at times (you know what I mean girls). I also purchased Benefit's That Gal brightening face primer as recommended by TiffanyD. I can't wait to test it out as I have not had great luck with primers thus far!
This is the much requested look from my FAQ: Answers video.
eyes- UD 24/7 liner in 1999
MAC e/s trax, sketch, beauty marked, vapour
lips- painterly paintpot with Rimmel's 102 foxy lipstick
I hope you can see how using this method the red glitter really stands out :). Perfect for green eyes.
Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
I also decided to treat myself to some Hummingbird cupcakes. My favourite are the red velvet, and if you have not tried them and live in London then shame on you!! They are the best dessert in the world. There is no doubt about it!!This is their special edition handmade Valentine's cupcake. I am officially obsessed!
Saturday, 7 February 2009
I was requested to re-create this look from L'ancome's Spring 09 collection, using MAC products. You can find more details on L'ancome's website. Please click here for my tutorial. (Please excuse my brows, I didn't have time to do my face before the tut :)
eyes- MAC e/s digit, cobalt, howzat,
lips- Barry M 101, ever so rich on top.
For those of you commenting on why my fringe has disappeared in videos.. I have to pin it back so you guys can see what I am doing, but seeeeee, it is still there.. hehe :)
Friday, 6 February 2009
The cremesheen collection has also launched today and I was very excited to see it as the colours looked very yummy! I got 'ever so rich', a beautiful milky pink with a hint of lavender. I have been wearing it today, but am not too sure how I like it. The pigmentation is pretty poor and does not show up on me too well, also it did not seem to last very long. However, the formulation is very different to other MAC lipglosses. It is not at all sticky and feels very light and smooth on the lips. It reminds me a lot of Bourjois' Eau de Gloss Cosmic. So for those of you who hate sticky lipglosses, this is the gloss for you, though Bourjois is about half the price.
I also puchased two eyeshadows, Digit and Cobalt. I guess I was in a purple mood ;). What do you guys think of BBR?
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
These are the pictures from my pixiwoo contest entry. This is an amazing channel and I recommend that everyone check them out and subscribe!!
Hi everyone and welcome to my new beauty blog. I have been thinking of setting this up for so long, but never seemed to get around to it. Finally it is here... Yay!! I am really looking forward to be able to show you photos of looks I do, as well as share new purchases and do more reviews. So please stay tuned for more!! :)