Tuesday, 24 April 2012

MAC Haul

Hey there my beautiful ones! Today I thought I'd share with you a recent MAC haul which I received in the post a couple days ago! It consisted of:
Select Sheer Pressed Powder - NC20
Studio Fix Powder - NW20
MAC Matte
Impeccable Brow Pencil - Taupe
Brow Set - Clear

Haha I put my camera charger behind Fix powder to hold it up! Loser :(
I know they all look pretty lifeless huh! There's no colour :( I guess I could've done with an eyeshadow in there or something haha. I absolutely love MAC powder foundations as there really is such variety between the different products. The reason why I get NC20 in the Sheer Pressed is because I usually use this over the top of thicker foundations, or if I want light coverage (I mostly wear this one when I'm at work).

I use the Studio Fix Powder in NW20 for more of an occasion, or if I'm going out somewhere and want really great high coverage, I will put this over the top of foundations such as MAC Studio Tech and E.L.F Flawless Finish Foundation.

Obviously I can't leave the house without my browwwws! Damn I love these two products together! Impeccable brow pencil in Taupe is such a great colour, it suits me to a T! Then shaped and groomed with Brow Set, my brows will be looking goood all day ;)

I've never tried Fix+ a go before but I thought I'd try it out as I've seen some good reviews on it to spray your brushes with before applying eyeshadow and some foundations - so I'll be reviewing this soon and will be letting you know my thoughts!

In all honesty I don't really know why I wanted to by the Matte gel, probably because it was out of stock for a while so I assumed that I needed it haha. But I've heard it's great for your T-zone and to use before eyeshadow application. I will also be reviewing this soon!

Thanks for reading everyone, please let me know your thoughts on these products! Much love xox

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

How To: Glitter Lips

Hello my lovelys!! I'm super excited to show you this post!! And I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it for you :) so basically the other day I was roaming my wonderful nail and beauty desk and I realised that the majority of the products I own have some form of shimmer and glitter in them... apart from my lipsticks! And what better way to put my new glitter to use than to create a glitter lip! Definitely not for the faint hearted ;)

I started by really moisturising my lips, I used a few coats of Nivea Hydro care and let that settle in for a few minutes. I applied lip liner (MAC In Synch) all around my lips, I then filled in all of the lip to create a one shade base, although I wouldn't suggest filling your lips in if you are prone to dry lips.

I put a pinkey/nude lipstick on and I used MAC Cremecup as it's my all time favourite! Apply 2 thick coats of your desired lip colour as that is what your glitter is going to be holding on to.

Now for the fun part! Dab your index finger (or whichever you have the best precision with) into the pot of glitter and start tapping into the centre of your lip. DO NOT use a rubbing motion as that will mix the glitter in with the lipstick, therefore losing the sparkle and making a royal mess on your lips. Keep dabbing your finger in the glitter until you get the desired thickness on your lips.
you rock them lips baby G's ;)
For around the edges of my lips I used a thin flat top paint brush to make the lines accurate, but it really is easy! I probably wouldn't suggest using this with lipgloss as the glitter would probably mix in and lose it's shine - but it's worth a try! I absolutely loved doing this look so please let me know what you think, and I'd love to see your recreations! Lots of love xox

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Famous by Sue Moxley Baked Bronze

Hey everyone! I have a couple posts ready for the next few days so I'll be sure to keep you entertained!

Today's post is on a bronzer called Hawaii by 'Famous by Sue Moxley', not a very creative name but hey ho! :P This is actually my sisters but it caught my eye so I thought I'd do a quick post and swatch for you all. There are 4 bronzers (I think) in the collection, if I am correct I believe that one them is called 'Tahiti' which is quite similar to this one.

I'm quite pale skinned and in all honesty, no matter how light I try and apply it I look very orange and sparkly ha - not quite the look I'm going for! But for someone who is tanned it will look absolutely great! It's got bits of micro glitter in it so it's definitely an evening bronzer if you're going out, maybe not for a day in the office!

I believe it's only around £6 from Superdrug, I can't find it on the website but they sell it in store :)
Have any of you got a bronzer which is too orange? Any tips on how to dull it down a bit? xox

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How To: Blue Glitter Nails!

Hey everyone. Sorry that it's been so long since I last posted, I've just been working a fair bit thankfully, raking in the hours ha :P So basically today's post is on the blue glitter nails I did! Originally I was going to just have all my nails blue and then glitter on my ring fingers, but then I thought what the ek' I may as well do them all! And I'm so glad I did as I love having nails like this ha!
I know that they are messy but hey gimmie a break it was my first attempt ;) Unfortunately I took loads of photos and none of them turned out how I wanted or do the nails any justice :| but trust me, they look amazing! A really great statement nails and I got lots of compliment from people.. Apart from my dad who called me 'unprofessional' but we'll leave that one out haha.

I'll just go through the steps of how I did it below! :)

1.) Push all cuticles back so you have a good area of nail to work with and make sure your nails are relatively in good condition (as you have to use a fair bit of polish remover to get rid of glitter).

2.) Apply a blue nail polish - I used OPI Fly which was part of the Nicki Minaj Collection which was released Jan 2012. I only used 1 coat.

3.) Put a piece of paper under your hand and put some glitter from the container into the container lid, so it's more easier to control. When the blue polish is dry I then apply a thick coat of Top coat on one nail and then sprinkle glitter (from the lid) all over the nail. It obviously goes all over the nail and finger but that's the fun of it ha!

4.) Then press down on the nail making sure all areas have been covered. Leave for a minute and  then get your cuticle stick and remove the glitter from the cuticles. Then use an old dry brush to brush off any glitter still remaining on the nail which isn't needed.

5.) Once all nails have been done, I then apply a thin layer of Top coat just to get that added shine onto the nails. Tip: Run a thick layer at the end of the nail, as it helps reduce the amount of chipping.

After that's all done there WILL without a doubt be a lot of mess... But it's so worth it! All the excess glitter will have fallen (hopefully) onto the paper which you placed under your nail, carefully fold this in half and you should be able to filter back into the pot! I then put some lukewarm water into a bowl and carefully rub your hands and the sides of your nails to get rid of the escapee glitter pieces!

I found that the best way to remove the glitter and polish would be to soak cotton pads in polish remover, hold onto the nail and place tin foil over that. Keep on for about 5-10 minutes and then give them a good scrub! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I'd love to see all your glitter nails! Lots of love :) xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Nail Art Haul!

Hey everyone! Hope you are all keeping fabulously well :) Today I thought I'd show you a little parcel that I got in the post which I am very excited about! I've been wanting to get some new nail items for some time now as I seem to be doing a lot of make up posts recently and I don't want to bore any of you haha. All of these items are from http://www.sparkly-nails.co.uk/ and everything is so affordable for anyone wanting to buy a couple of things. The delivery of my things were so fast so I hope you check the website out! Below is some photos of my exciting new things yay!
As you can see I bought quite a few things but it only came to about £20 - bargain! What I got:
* Nail Art Dotting Tool
* Nail Art Brush
* Nail Art Rhinestones
* Nail Adhesive (for the foil)
* Nail Foil - Ruby Laser
* Nail Foil - Silver Starburst
* Nail Glitter in Ruby, Gold, Silver, Aqua & Fuchsia
Once again I am so excited to see what I can create with all of these, but I will be sure to show you all very soon! I hope you all have a great day xxx
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