Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
I thought I would share these moccasin flats I purchased from Topshop this week,there not something I would typically wear but I love them!I`m very picky when it comes to shoes,I`m not a fan of brogues or any shoe that resembles something a man or an old lady would wear,although these are a little 'granny chic' I actually thought they looked pretty cute.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
♥ How old were you when you started wearing makeup? ♥
When I was little I danced alot and for shows we would have to wear a little lipstick and blusher,maybe an eyeshadow.I was never too interested at the time but I always remember my mam buying me a big silver vanity case full of hair products and accessories and makeup.Like I said at the time I wasn`t exactly into makeup but I do remember this one lipstick I loved,it was by the Boots brand 17,it was a shimmery very light pink and was named Shell.I remember putting it on when I was about 9 and thinking I looked totally brilliant and grown up haha
When I was 13 I began wearing eyeshadow,mascara and lipgloss to school then at 14 I wore foundation and perhaps blusher.It wasn`t until I was about 16 I started to get really into it and added eyeliner and bronzer to my routine.
♥ How did you get into makeup? ♥
I think I was just a normal teenage girl,I would see pictures of celebs in magazines,products advertised on the tv and at first I was more interested in hair than makeup.I ALWAYS wanted to be blonde so when I was 13 I dyed my hair and then a little later I got into makeup.I started getting into high end makeup when I was about 16 and then at 18 I found youtube gurus and beauty bloggers.Now I`m addicted lol!
♥ What are some of your favorite brands?
Mac is probably my favourite ,I don`t think there is an area they fail to deliver on,I love their lipsticks,blushes,eyshadows,foundations and powders.Maybe their skin care could use some work fro what I`ve heard but I`m not very experienced with mac skincare.I really love Urban Decay for eyeshadows,possibly even more than mac,I`m a big fan of their primer potion too.Another favourite brand of mine is YSL,I love their lipsticks and lipglosses and I`m a fan of their foundations too.
♥ What does makeup mean to you? ♥
I diddn`t really know how to answer this one,I guess makeup to me means the opportunity to have fun,be creative and have a little more confidence.
♥ If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? ♥
Foundation for sure,bronzer,mascara and a lip product-I`d feel very bare with nothing on my lids though.
♥ What is your favorite thing about makeup? ♥
The confidence it gives me and the ejoyment of researching it,buying it and finding something you love and that makes a difference to you.♥ What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup? ♥
I have to admit I`m more of a high end girl,I do like drug store makeup but I just don`t purchase it as much as I do high end.I wish I could find a drugstore foundation I really liked but I always have difficulty finding a colour match. (I`m an nc35 if anyone has any recs)
♥ What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? ♥
Get your base right!Theres no point owning a million lipsticks or eyeshadows if your foundation is terrible.I`d also reccomend trying out new products on a day you don`t intend to do alot.If I buy a new product I`ll wear it on a day I`m not leaving the house if I can to see how it works out,theres nothing worse than putting on a new foundation,leaving the house then realising its oxidised to a lovely shade of orange and is sliding off your face.
♥ What is one makeup trend you never understood? ♥
I`m really sorry if you wear liliac lipstick or think it looks good but I`ve never seen it look good on a person yet lol
♥ What do you think of the Beauty Community on Youtube/Blogger? ♥
I really enjoy it and have found it so helpful,I`d miss both if they no longer existed.
♥ Who is your style icon? ♥
This lovely nail polish by China Glaze arrived in the post for me yesterday from Ebay and I couldn`t wait to try it out.Its called Pelican Gray and is from the new spring 2011 collection called Anchors Away.
At first I thought it may be similar to my previously blogged about Deborah Lippmann,Waking up in Vegas polish but when I applied it I realised its pretty different.Pelican Gray has more of a blue undertone to it and is brighter.Aplication was ok,I`m not crazy on the China Glaze brush as they don`t seem to be able to hold alot of product but its nothing too major,I applied 3 coats,this definetly is not a one coat nail polish but then again there aren`t many that are.I reccoment you check it out while you can as its the perfect grey for Spring.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
I finally got my hands on tan pigment and I am far from dissapointed,its got more pink in than I expected and less,well tan.Its a beautiful bronzey brown shade,right up my alley.I wore it today alone just to see what it was like (I haven`t been anywhere important today)and I really like it.I`m looking forward to trying it with different eyeshadows.One thing I will say though and this is the reason I only own 2 pigments-they are so messy!I am quite clumsy and have managed to spill some already.
Other purchases included Charles Worthingtons mineral hair mask,I`ve heard alot of good reviews and plan on doing a review myself in the next few weeks.I`m a big fan of hair masks but I don`t like to spend a fortune on hair care,my favourite to date is Aussie 3 minute miracle.I also bought some more Ardell lashes(,I loved my first pair and think I have been converted from Eyelure) and I stocked up on fake tan,after Xen Tan dark lotion Fake Bake is my personal favourite.
(2 coats-no top coat!)
A few posts ago I mentioned how Deborah Lippmann nail polishes were my new love and in particular this shade,Waking up in Vegas.This is the shade that Lady Gaga wore on her Vanity Fair cover last year (below)
Before I had even tried out this polish I was sold on this alone,not to mention the name (I`m visiting Vegas in 4 weeks time!)
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Deborah Lippmann nail polish-I`m not innocent
I am obsessed with Deborah Lippmann nail polish at the moment (blog post to come!) and the swatches of this particular polish,I`m not innocent are beautiful.I need this polish in my life!
Coco beau-The big,fat,firm foundation brush
I have been debating purchasing a new foundation brush for a while now,usually I use my mac 187 or my beauty blender sponge but I`m looking for something that will make application quicker and I think this could be it.Its about £30 which to me is pricey :(however if it is something special I don`t mind paying the price.
Guerlain-Parure extreme foundation
After reading hundreds (literally) of foundation reviews on makeupalley and beauty blogs I decided that my next foundation purchase will be this.I actually tried to purchase this on Monday but the rather rude sales assistant told me they diddn`t have my shade so I will have to look elsewhere.
Another product I tried to purchase recently but was told it was out of stock.This pigment is just my kind of colour,I don`t know why I don`t own it already.
All Saints-Aztec dress
I love this new dress from All saints,Its so different than anything I own and its also the dress that Madonna's daughter Lourdes chose to wear at the Oscars recently.Shame about the price tag however,£295!
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Unfortunatly I haven`t been able to do as much blogging as I would have liked this past week as I have managed to loose my memory card and therefore have been left with only my iphone to take photographs. I have been doing alot of shopping as always so expect a large haul post once I`ve got myself a new memory card (hopefully tomorrow) and In the mean time here is todays FOTD,(apologies for the crappy quality)
Also,Im so excited to share a new nail polish discovery I made on Monday so expect to see a NOTD post soon!
Studio finish concealer
1/2 Estee Lauder double wear,1/2 Lancome teint miracle foundation
Mac blot powder
Mac warm soul blush
Mac stereo rose msf
Rimmel brow pencil
Mac indian wood paint pot
Mac woodwinked eyeshadow
Mac sable eyeshadow
Mac brule eyeshadow
Estee Lauder double wear eyeliner
Estee Lauder double wear mascara
Mac viva glam Gaga 2 lipstick
I also used my new Umberto Gianni glam hair heated rollers today.I only used 4 however and placed them at the crown only.I plan on testing them out for a little longer before I do a proper review,so far I`m undecided.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Ok so as I think I mentioned before I am a huge Gaga fan and have been waiting patiently for the release of her new viva glam collection.I was especialy excited to hear that it featured a nude lipstick and gloss as I am a big lover of nudes and I really wanted to get my hands on them.A few days ago I was browsing the mac website and noticed that along with the wonder woman collection they were now online.I ordered imediately and they arrived yesterday.From the wonderwoman collection I chose emancipation lipgloss and mighty aphrodite.Pictures to come...
I only picked up two things from the wonder woman collection,mainly because these are the only two things that stood out to me.I have spent some time researching the collection online but I hadn't actually seen anything in person.Luckily I love both my purchases!