Monday, 31 January 2011

Nails Of The Week - Accessorize Purple Dream

As soon as I saw the Accessorize polishes on other blogs I have been desperate to try them. My local superdrug got in a small range but didn't have the duo-chrome colours. Well I nipped in there today and they finally had them! I picked up 3 as they are on 3 for 2 at the moment and I put on Puprle Dream as soon as I got home. It's absolutely gorgeous, I love it! My boyfriend actually says it is one of the best colours I have shown him. Its a purple base which flashes blue and pink in different lights. It was really hard to capture in photos but I have tried my best.
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Have you tried anything from the Accessorize range, anything you think I should pick up?

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Illamasqua Sangers Lipstick

I am sure you have all seen plenty of posts on Illamasqua's Throb collection. I tried to resist, I really did but Sangers was just calling to me! I am loving red lips at the moment and I had to add this to my collection.
These are not the best photos as I just quickly applied it as soon as I got home from work but I think the colour is pretty true.

Do you have any other red recommendations for me?

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Beauty Blog Link Love - Saturday 29th January

Rachel finds out if a body lotion can be energizing with Liz Earle.

Makeup Morsels finally tries out those famous Urban Decay Liners.

Looking for a similar powder to the Magic Cool Powder from MAC? Look no further - Sleek Makeup have one for half the price!

Check out Audrey Dao's review of Zoya's Spring 2011 Intimate Collection along with photos and swatches!

Daily Polish shows off sneak pictures of China Glaze's Holiday 2011 Collection Let It Snow!

Phyrra tells you about Shadow Transformation. She compares four products from Fyrinnae, Hi-Fi, Sobe Botanicals, and Medusa's Makeup. See which one comes out on top!

Kelly of Gouldylox Reviews finds a new love at the drugstore. It's quickly becoming a foundation favorite!

What do you do when your bosses go on leave? Why, wear crazy turquoise fishnet nails to work of course - Musicalhouses did it!

Retrodiva shares her five favorite tinted moisturizers that can be used even on oily skin.

One palette; how many looks can The Lip Print create? It's a Palette Challenge!

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics bypasses Bella Bamba and goes straight for Benefit's Prrrowl and Magic Ink.

Jo at Music and Makeup finally had a play with MAC Club eyeshadow and liked the results!

Are China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Below Deck dupes or not? Check out this post at Beauty addict's blog to find out!

Big pores? You need this! Hellcandy shares her love for Benefit's Porefessional.

Craving the new Make Up For Ever Lab Shine lip glosses? Well, you're in luck because Krasey Beauty has swatches of the full collection!

Mz. More of The Glamorous Gleam tries out OPI Shatter Nail Polish. Is it all it's "cracked" up to be?

Jenn over at Spiced beauty puts on her best glam face using BarryM Cosmetics!

theNotice chats about the new love in her life - that is, Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude lipsticks. Will you be picking up a tube before they're sold out?

Amy Antoinette reviews ELF's Studio Line blushes.

It’s all about glowing skin and pink hues this spring! Anita reviews (almost) the entire Guerlain spring collection over at Pleasureflush.


Beauty Crazed wants to solve your winter hair woes with $200 worth of Marc Anthony products! So enter the contest already!

Start the new year with a new you. Win a La Mav anti-age skin care pack and enjoy your new skin.

Help Cindy celebrate the one year anniversary of Prime Beauty. At this celebration the presents are for you!

Come by Jeweled Thumb to read a review of the Eyeko My Coral Crush Peachy Keen blush and also win one! Enter now to be one of the 2 lucky winners!

Socialite Dreams is hosting a giveaway of socialite approved goodies!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Nails Of The Week - Mavala Elle

I picked up 3 Mavala polishes the other day and Elle was one of those colours that I had been meaning to pick up for awhile. I am usually really impressed with Mavala colours but I have to admit I was a bit dissapointed with this one. The colour is a purple/grey/brown mix and although it looks more brown in the pictures in real life the purple shows a bit more but the colour is just a bit meh, I have other colours in this sort of family that I like more. The wear was awful, in less than a day I had tipwear and chipping! I can't definately lay the blame on the polish though as I used Seche Vite which I think is turning as it's going really thick.
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I think it will look nice with a design stamped on it though which I think I will do next time I wear it.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Eye Of The Day Using Mac Warm Thrillseekers

I had a chance to have another play with the warm thrillseekers set and I came up with this simple neutral eye. I really like this combination and think it makes a lovely daytime subtle look. I am really impressed with this set of pigments, I really thought I would hate the reflects bronze glitter but I used it the other day on top of a darker smokey eye to add some sparkle and its gorgeous! Anyway onto the look


Products Used
Mac Gift O' Glamour on lid and blended into crease
Mac Most Darling on outer corners and blended into crease
Mac Black Line Pearlglide liner on upper and lower lashline
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

I think these are still available on the Mac website, if you didn't pick up these sets before Christmas I highly recommend them!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Face Of The Day Using Mac Club

I have been at home all week with a chest infection and I was getting stir crazy, still not feeling great but just needed to get out of the house so last night me and my boyfriend went out for something to eat.
I was catching up on blogs during the day and saw a post by Lipstick Rules on her love for Club eyeshadow, she linked to a Pixiwoo video where Nic did a Victoria Beckham inspired smokey eye using Club. To be honest this is one of the first Mac shadows I ever bought but I have never used it, I just admired it in the pan but never actually braved using it.
After watching the video I was inspired to give it ago! Obviously it doesn't look exactly like Nic's version but I still really like it! In the video Nic went very bronzed and wore a nude lip, I can't pull off that much bronzer and decided that I wanted to go all out and have a red lip too! So here is my take on the look.

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All of these photos were taken with flash as there was no natural light by the time I took the photos!

Products Used:
Face:Make Up Forever HD Foundation
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque
Shu Uemura Colourless Setting Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Illamasqua Hussy Blush
Nars Albatross Highlighter
Mac Club Eyeshadow on lid and slightly above crease, winged out at the corners and carried on under the eye
Mac Black Tied on upper lashline and winged out and slightly blended on outer corners
Mac Blanc Type as Highlight
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline on upper and lower waterlines
Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Mascara (Hated this, review to follow!)
Mac Cherry Lipliner
Mac Cockney Lipstick

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Face Of The Day - Another Smokey Green Look

For Christmas my Boyfriends Dad got me the Mac Warm Thrillseekers pigment set, the colours in it are gorgeous, I haven't been able to play with all the colours yet but I used Gilded Green pigment in a smokey eye I wore the other day and its gorgeous! I own a lot of pigments and samples and I have never used a whole one so I think the sets that come out at Christmas are a great way to get a reasonable sized product for a good price.
On to the face of the day, I was also trying a Chanel foundation sample that came in a magazine and it was a shade or two too dark for me really but I really liked the finish.

Products Used:
Random Chanel Foundation sample
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque
Shu Uemura Colourless Setting Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Mac Peaches Blush
Mac Gilded Green Pigment on Lid and Crease
Mac Black Tied Eyeshadow blended in outer corner and crease
Mac Blanc Type as Highlight
Mac Black Line Pearlglide Liner on upper and lower lashline
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara
Mac Crosswires Lipstick

I am loving my new camera, I think the photos are much better quality, I am still having a play with the settings so hopefully the photos will be even better soon, I also need to invest in a tripod, will make things so much easier!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Shu Uemura Haul And Eye Of The Day

In the Selfridges sale I picked up the Shu Uemura Bow Wow Magic Queen palette, you gotta love the name!

It contains 3 eyeshadows, a Cream Liner,Cream Highlighter and a blush. I usually love Shu Uemura blushes but this one is not great, it took a lot of building up for it to show up on my skin and is a bit of a glitter bomb. The Highlighter is also more glittery then shimmery but I do actually like it, you just have to apply it sparingly.
Here is an eye look I did using this palette

I used the lightest gold on the inner third, the taupe on the rest of the lid and the darker gold in the outer corner and in the crease. I am in love with the taupe shade, it's a gorgeous colour and I can see myself using it alot.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Nails Of The Week - Milani Cyberspace

As you can tell from the sunshine in the photos, these were taken a good while ago! I am slowly working my way through the backlog!

This is one of the polishes I picked up in Target when I was in America last year, I got 3 of the Milani holos and the blue was the first one I tried. The holo effect in these polishes is really nice, the wear was pretty good too.


If you can get Milani polishes then I do really recommend these holo ones!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows, Look 3 Pink & Purple

This is the last of the looks I have for you from the BOS Vol 3. There are so many different combinations you can create with this palette. For this look I decided to go out of my comfort zone. I NEVER wear pink eyeshadow but I fell in love with Bordello in the palette so decided I would try and make it work and I was actually really happy with the results.

Products Used
Revlon Colourstay Foundation
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Illamasqua Hussy Blush
UD Bordello all over lid
UD Rockstar blended in outer corner and crease
Mac Brule as Highlight
MAC Blitz & Glitz Fluidline
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
I really can't remember!!!

Hope you liked this series, do you have a favorite colour in this palette?

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows 3, Look 2 Smokey Greens

Here's the second in my series of looks using the Urban Decay book of shadows volume 3. You only get eyes this time as I wasn't happy with any of the full face photos!


Products Used
UD Money On Inner Half
UD Kush On Rest Of Eyelid
UD Loaded In Outer Corner and Crease
Mac Blanc Type As A Highlight

One more look to come in this series, will post it tomorrow!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Nails Of The Week - OPI She's Golden and Konad

Long time no blog again! I hope you all had a great christmas and new years! Mine was really nice, just enjoyed it with my family. I got a new camera so hopefully you will notice an improvement in the quality of my photos!
I got a set of OPI's from Brand Alley awhile ago and one of the colours included was She's Golden, I don't think I really have the skintone to pull off such pale colours so I got out the konad and stamped one of the full nail designs on it. I ended up absolutely loving the results and kept it on for almost a week which is probably a record for me! Anyway on to the pictures

So what do you think? Any Konad plate reccomendations?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows 3, Look 1 Golden Browns

This is a short series I meant to post way back when I first got the new Urban Decay Book Of Shadows but I just didn't get round to it, I have done 3 different eye looks using the shadows in the set and I will post them over the next week.
I really do love the book of shadows, I think they are such good value for the amount of product you get and I think its a great way to try out a variety of different colours. I know that they still have these available in Debenhams so if you haven't picked one up yet then I highly recommend it.
For this look I created a fairly neutral smokey golden brown look.

Products Used
Make Up Forever HD Foundation
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Illamasqua Hussy Blush
UD Maui Wowie On Inner Third
US Suspect On Rest Of The Lid
UD Smog In Outer Corner And Blended Into Crease
Mac Vanilla as Highlight
Mac Black Russian Liner
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

The only thing missing from these palettes are highlight shades, this one does have a white but its a bit of a glitterbomb!


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