Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Mizz Worthy's contest entry number 1!!

Ok so this is my first entry into Mizz Worthy's Illamasqua contest.
I am a bit of a vampire nut so that was really my inspiration for this look! I am planning on doing a light look opposite to this one!

Products Used:
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
Gosh Translucent Powder
Everyday Minerals Multi-Tasking concealer

Bourjois Black Kohl Pencil
Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms Behavin

Mac Paint Pot in Artifact all over lid and lower lash line
Mac Beauty Marked in crease, above and lower lash line
Costal Scents 88 Matte Palette Red on lid
Mac Blackened Red Glitter with Fix+ on lid and lower lash line
Costal Scents Shimmer Palette white as highlight
Tons of Black Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
Bourjois Black Kohl Pencil on brows

I have to say if I was going to a Goth/Rock club I probably would wear this but without the black eyebrows!

Monday, 30 March 2009

Urban Decay Primer Potion vs Too Faced Shadow Insurance


So today I did a little experiment, I wanted to see if there was any difference between Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion. I have used UDPP for about a year now and have always been happy with it but I really wanted to try TFSI as the packaging is so much better! I blogged yesterday about the free gift in boots when you spend £15 on Too Faced so it was the perfect opportunity to try it and I have to say I was really shocked with the results! This photo was taken when I got home tonight at 7.30 and my make up had been on since 8.30 this morning. The shadows I am wearing are from the Coastal Scents 88 matte palette, I thought it would be a better test on cheaper shadows rather than MAC!


Now the difference doesn't show up so well in the photo as it does in reality, the UDPP eye has completely faded in the crease but the TFSI looks pretty much the same as it did this morning!! I am really shocked! I do have very oily lids and had been told that UDPP was better for that but as the picture shows that is just not true!

I have an almost full tube of UDPP that I am currently using plus a giant sized one from a Boots set that is unused that I am now thinking of swapping/selling so I can buy TFSI!

Hope this was helpful!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Gig photography

Ok so this blog is called music and make up so I thought it was about time for the music part!

I was inspired by Lazula to post some of my concert photos, photography is my other main love. My absolute dream job would be a concert photographer! Here are a selection of ones I have taken so far!


Bon Jovi

The Goo Goo Dolls

This next one is my all time favourite photo that I have taken

I have seen so many amazing bands, to me there is nothing better than the atmosphere at a great gig! I have seen The Goo Goo Dolls so many times and twice in America at New Years eve and I have to say that every gig is amazing, I have also been lucky enough to meet them a few times and they are lovely down to earth guys! Some of the other bands I have seen and loved are Bon Jovi, 30 Seconds To Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Queen, Linkin Park-the list goes on! I was lucky enought to see Metallica for the first time last night and they were awesome! I am still half deaf today though!

Drugstore Mini Haul


Firstly I wanna apologise for lack of blogging! My Nan had a triple bypass operation and I have had the flu, I should be around more from now on!

So last week I went to Boots on my lunch break and noticed they had an offer on Too Faced, if you spend £15 you get a free GWP.
I picked up two of the new Lockdown cream eye shadows. These are infused with shadow insurance so work great as an eyeshadow base! I picked up Bondage which is a gorgeous shimmery beige and I'm Guilty which is a teal blue. Here are some swatches

I have had a chance to try these and I wore them as bases without a primer underneath and at the end of the day my shadow had not creased and still looked good.

So this is the free gift you get, it comes with a little pink bag, a mini Shadow Insurance, Mini glitter eyeliner and a lipgloss. I currently use UDPP and really wanted to try shadow insurance so thought this was the perfect opportunity!

Boots are currently giving out a £2 off selected cosmetics voucher when you spend £5 so I picked up this new mineral powder from Bourjois, its on offer anyway so it ended up costing £3 something (Sorry can't find the receipt!)
I was thinking about picking up MAC's MSF natural but thought I would give this a try first as obviously its much cheaper and I have to say I really like it! Might buy a back up now while its on offer. There are a few negatives with this though, the powder itself has a bit of a floral smell which I don't like, but you only smell this when you apply it then it fades and also the packaging. You have to press the catch in to open it and the mirror in mine was cracked! I used tweezers to pull the mirror out and its fine but just be careful if you do get this!

Hope everyone is having a good sunday!
Jo x

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Covergirl Lash Blast Vs Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara!


When I was in New York at New Years I managed to pick up Lash Blast Mascara and I love it! Unfortunately its not available anywhere in the UK and I was having visions of me bringing back 10 when I go in April! Then when I was in Boots I saw Max Factor False Lash Effect and the packaging is pretty much the same apart from the colour!! So obviously I picked one up as I really wanted to do a comparison!
So here is a comparison photo of the packaging

And here is a comparison of the brushes, as you can see they are pretty much exactly the same!

Then on my lashes


False lash effect

Personally I do think they are different, I'm sorry about the difference in quality of the pictures my camera was playing up! My personal opinion is that the Lashblast makes my lashes look much thicker whereas False Lash effect is not so thickening but makes them look longer!

The difference is not huge and I will definately not be worrying about bulk buying when I am in the states!

Hope this was helpful!!

PS: I just placed my Hello Kitty order, I was going to get stuff from Selfridges tomorrow but I saw that some things are already sold out on the website so thought I would play it safe! I spent way more than I should have and this definately needs to be my last purchase for awhile! Although its my birthday next week so I might be able to do some guilt free shopping next weekend! Will post pictures of what I got when it arrives and also the other things I picked up over the last couple of weeks!!


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