Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Why Are You So Expensive?

A few weeks ago I had my audition with Benefit Cosmetics (unfortunately didn’t get the job) at Debenham’s in White City. I arrived quite early and had some free time on my hands which I used to walk round and learn my way round the shop to avoid getting lost later. However, temptation got the best of me and I did take a look at what the other counters had to offer, and of course that inspired me to make another high end beauty wishlist. 

Beauty Wishlist April

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

TUTORIAL: Colourful Eyes

It may be only the beginning of spring here in London, but in my mind it is already time for the beach. That would be the only logical reason why I decided to use these colours on my eyes. It is definitely something I hadn’t tried in quite some time, but I think it turned out quite well!

Products used:
  •          L’Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream, Light to Medium Skin
  •          Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation, shade 54
  •          Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, True Ivory
  •          Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Fair
  •          Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, Translucent
  •          Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing powder, 52
  •          Natural Collection blush, Dusky Pink
  •          Urban Decay Primer Potion, Eden
  •          Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold and Metallic Pomegranate
  •          Mod’s Hair Palette (colours used shown below)
  •          Rimmel Glam Eyes Eye Shadow Quad, Bold Behaviour
  •          Oriflame eye pencil in electric blue
  •          L’Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim
  •          Barry M brown kohl pencil
  •          Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
  •          Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm
  •          L’Oreal Collection Privée Lipstick, Julianne’s Nude
  •          Model Co lip gloss, Striptease

After moisturizing my face, I primed my eyelids and applied the Pink Gold Colour Tattoo all over my lid and Metallic Pomegranate on the lower lash line. From the Mod’s Hair palette, I patted on Shade 1 on top of the Pink Gold, focusing mainly on the centre and outer part. Mixing Shade 2 and 3, I applied them on my outer corner and with a clean brush I blended them out into the crease. If you would like a more intensified look, take either one of those shadows and gently pat it in the crease and outer edge of the eye, but make sure to keep blending so that there are no harsh lines. On a smaller blending brush dust a little bit of your bronzer to your crease to get a more natural finish to your smoky eye.

Taking the electric blue shadow, apply it to your inner corner and blend with the purple. Line the inner part of your lower lash line with the pencil in the same colour and. If you feel like it’s going to smudge or you want a more intense look, pat the shadow on top of the pencil. Using Shade 1 from the Mod’s Hair palette line the centre and with shades 2 and 3 line the outer edge of the lower lash line, blending the colours into each other to get a gradient effect. Line the upper lash line with a thin liquid eye liner and move on to the face.

I primed my face with the Blur cream and let it set for a couple of minutes before applying my foundation. Using the Lasting Perfection concealer I got rid of my dark circles and with the Wake Me up I covered up all my blemishes and scars. I set everything with the pressed powder and lightly applied bronzer and blush. I went back to my eyes and put a generous coat of mascara. I finished up by using the Julianne’s Nude lipstick paired up with Models Co. lip gloss, which is my new favourite
combination ever.

Let me know if you liked this look and definitely show me if you tried to recreate it!

Monday, 31 March 2014

REVIEW: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Thank you Boots for your generous offers! At the beginning of the month I went a little crazy on the lipsticks and bought about five. One of them was the Revlon Super Lustrous in Cherries in The Snow. This is one of the most beautiful colours I have ever seen and the formula is so amazing that it makes me go and buy all of the other shades in the range.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

REVIEW: L'Oreal Collection Privée Lipstick

After years of searching and buying products I would later regret, I finally found the perfect nude lipstick! Obviously, I can’t stop wearing it and I will be really sad once I run out of it (I think it’s limited edition). It’s the L’Oreal Collection Privée in Julianne’s nude.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Face Of Spring

Spring is finally here! Now we can say goodbye to the heavy coverage foundations and concealers and hello to the sheer bases and rosy cheeks. This is my favourite time of the year because everything looks so green and happy and it smells so fresh that you just can’t help but to smile and enjoy life.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

REVIEW: Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation

I have been quite adventurous when it comes to my face base for the past few months. If I had this blog a year ago, you’d know that the only thing I used as a sort of a foundation was a mix of Garnier and Maybelline BB creams, because anything else used to make my skin very shiny. Now I have a few different products that I tend to reach for when doing my make-up and I love each of them.

Monday, 10 March 2014

REVIEW: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

After many trips to Boots and a big line of lipstick swatches on my hand and arm, I finally got myself the perfect Revlon Lip Butter for me. Now I am wondering why I didn’t get this sooner.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Nails Of The Week: Nude

Lately I have been feeling very uninspired (which you might have noticed by the lack of posts for a whole week) and this showed in my make-up and nails, too. Last week I kept my nails bare just to give them a little rest. I was also a bit fed up with the usual reds and pinks I go for, so this week I decided to keep my nails quite toned down and fresh.

Friday, 7 March 2014

March Beauty Haul

Every lady needs to treat herself once in a while, right? Well, this lady right here treats herself all the time. Since there have been a lot of offers going on in both Boots and Superdrug, I just couldn’t neglect them and not take advantage. I ended up buying most of the things that I had had my eye on for quite a while and I am very happy with everything so far.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Real Life Photoshop: L'Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream and Seventeen Matte Radiance CC Cream Review

I caved in and put a stop to my spending ban. Naturally I went to Boots and took advantage of the amazing offers they had. I ended up getting three face products and three things for my hair. I was very excited to try all three of the make-up bits and just because I haven’t seen any reviews about them from other bloggers, I decided to write one myself.