Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NYX Pink and Purple

Here's a quick look! Hope I have inspired you do root around in your make-up collection and show the un-used items some love! ;)

MAC Select Foundation in NC30
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in No.6
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep
Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie

GOSH Shadow Stick in Love That Champagne
NYX Trio in Purple, Deep Purple, Prune
NYX White Pearl Eyeshadow
MAC Mystery Eyeshadow (for brows)
Miss Sporty Black Liquid Liner
2True White Eyeliner
Covergirl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara

MAC Dream Lipstick
MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass


Vintage Pin-Up Make Up

So, this look started life as a Katy Perry inspired look, but I really wasn't feeling her vibe (!) so it's now a Pin Up Look!

MUFE HD Foundation in 140
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in No 6
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzer in Medium Matte
Sephora Blush Me Twice (pink side)

Peach, Mid Brown, Darker Brown and Off White (as highlight) all from 28 Neutral Palette
Pure Luxe Vanilla
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in 100% Black
Girls With Attitude Eye Impact Lashes
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
elf Studio Brow Kit in Medium

Revlon Really Red Matte Lipstick
2True Plumpcious Lipgloss in 21

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Ahley Jensen Inspired Look

Requested by gypsydancermacaholic: http://www.youtube.com/user/gypsydanc...

Here's my inspiration picture of the lovely Ashley Jensen: http://www.exposay.com/ashley-jensen-...

Products Used
ChriMaLuxe Mineral Foundation in Hyazinth Neutral Opaque (available from http://www.ionacosmetics.co.uk)
Bare Minerals Warmth
Rimmel Recover Concealer in Fair
Virgin Vie blush in Cheeky Peach

Mineral Magic Goddess
Mineral Magic Spray Tan
ChriMaLuxe Charcoal
Highlight from 28 Neutral Palette
Rimmel Exaggerate Liner in 100% black
Black kohl liner
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara

Mary Kay Signiture Gloss in Cocoa Creme
YSL Touche Brilliance in No. 2

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

I had a lightbulb moment!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I often am overwhelmed by my make-up collection! I buy things with the best of intentions and they end up languishing in the back of a drawer. It's not that I don't need those items, I just don't have enough time to choose them in my morning rush! I'm not a morning person and am always running late, and tend to use whatever is closest to hand, which usually results in a random selection of items and the result isn't always pretty!

So, I had an idea!

Basically, once a week I am going to fill my weekly beauty basket with all of the items that I am going to wear for the week. I am hoping that this will have 2 positive outcomes.

1. Less time spent in the morning rooting around my make-up drawers wondering what to use = more time in bed and/or not being late all the time
2. Using up some of the lovely things I have accumulated = sense of satisfaction that i've not wasted a ton of money on things which sit prettily in drawers!

So, here's whats in my basket this week!

Left to right - top: Illamasqua powder blush in Hussy, Laura Gellar Spackle face primer, Revlon Colourstay foundation in True Beige, MAC Mineralise Satinfinish foundation in NW35 (I am in between colours so have to mix those two), MUFE Full Cover concealer in No.6, UDPP, Natural Collection lipgloss in Fondant, Miss Sporty lipstick in Big Love, Lash Blast Luxe mascara, elf Eyelash Curlers
Bottom: Rimmel Sun Shimmer bronzer in Meduim Matte, MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark, Sleek Safari Palette, Black kohl liner and various brushes.

I think i'm going to love this little idea! Hope this helps someone!

Heather xx

Monday, September 14, 2009

Blog Sale! MAC, Urban Decay, Pop Beauty, Barry M!

Hi All

I have had a bit of a look through my ever-expanding make-up collection and am reluctantly parting with some stuff. Basically the time has come where I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of make-up I have and I don't feel I can give it all the love it deserves. So, blog sale items, go forth and bring someone else some make-up joy!

Here are the rules!

1. If you see something you'd like, please leave a comment saying which item you would like. Please do not forget to include your email address, so I can contact you for payment. Alternatively you can email me at scotlass99@yahoo.co.uk, stating what you would like.

2. I will only accept Paypal. Once you've reserved you item, I will send you an invoice via Paypal, please aim to pay within 48 hours or I will have to offer the item for sale again. Please ensure that your correct shipping address is gievn to me so I know where to send your item(s)

3. I will ship Internationally! Please note that the shipping charges shown may be different for international buyers. Please email me at scotlass99@yahoo.co.uk to enquire about shipping charges for countries outside of the UK.

4. If you buy more than one item, you will be eligible for a shipping discount, contact scotlass99@yahoo.co.uk for info.

5. Go on and snap up some of these goodies!

Left to right:
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Lipcolour in Best Bubbly £3.00
17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dreamy £2.00
17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Heartthrob £2.00 Sold
Mac Lipstick in Mocha £3.00 Pending
Sephora Lip Attitude in S07 £2.00
Barry M Lip Paint in 129 Palest Lavender £2.00 Pending
Maybelline Watershine Diamonds in Rose Diamonds £2.00
Postage for all lip products is £0.75 each within UK.

Left to right:
Red Earth duo blush in PK002 £2.50
Collection 2000 Blush in Trouble £1.50
No7 Blush Tint in Clove £2.50 Pending
elf All Over Colour Stick in Pink Lemonade £1.00
elf Mineral Blush in Coral £2.00
Postage for all cheek products is £1.00 each within UK

Eyes 1:
Left to right:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Hotpants £4.00
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Urb £4.00 SOLD
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Grifter £4.00
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place ShadowCreme in Silver Leaf £10.00
Postage for all eye products is £0.75 for each item (Estee Lauder Silver Leaf is £1.50 due to glass packaging and therefore more weighty) within the UK.

Eyes 2:
Left to right:
Avon Arabian Glow Shadow Stix in Blue £1.50
Hard Candy Eyeshadow in Girlie £3.00
Rubie and Millie Eyeshadow in Green £3.00
Hard Candy Loose Pigment in Plush £3.00
Postage for all eye products is £0.75 for each item within the UK.

Eyes 3:
Left to right:
Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad in Smokey Purple £2.00
Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad in Bold Behaviour £2.00
Postage for all eye products is £0.75 for each item within the UK.

Eyes 4:
Left to right:
Lancome Pastel Couleur Palette £4.00
No7 Palette £3.00
Postage for all eye products is £1.20 for each item within the UK.

Nail Polish:
Left to right:
Wild and Crazy Polish in Flamingo £1.50
OPI Nail Laquer in A-Rose at Dawn...Broke by Noon £3.00 Pending
Barry M Nail Paint in Grey £1.50
Postage for all nail products is £1.20 per item within the UK.

Eye Liners:
Left to right:
Barry M Kohl Pencil in No.4 (midnight blue) £1.00
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Groupie £2.50
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Pyrotechnics £2.50
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Mosh Pit £2.50
Postage for all eye liners is £0.50 per item within the UK.

Left to Right:
Diorshow Powder in 003 £2.00 Pending
No7 High Lights Illuminating Powder £3.50
BourjoisLibre Comme l'Air Illuminationg Powder £2.50
Postage for all cheek/face products is £1.00 for each item within the UK.

Eye Palettes:
Left to right:
Pop Beauty Eye Cake in Teal Eyes £9.00
Red Earth Eye Trio in PU033 £2.50
Claires Bright Platte £2.00
Postage for all eye palettes is £0.75 per item within the UK.

Any questions at all, please email me at scotlass99@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Illmasqua Manchester Event!

I am excited/nervous about the event on Friday! If you see me looking a bit lost, please take me under your wing! Thanks!!

So excited though because I lurve Illamasqua, the whole brand is just amazing!!

Who's going? Do you just go into the venue or is everyone meeting outside?! Arghhh! xx

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Talika Lipocils Review

Ipicked up this product around 2 months ago, and wanted to let you know my thoughts on it.

I purchased this from HQHair and it cost £12.50 for 4.2ml. A 10ml tube is also vailable priced at £20.00

The first thing I noticed about this product was the size, it was smaler than I expected. I would imagine that the 10ml tube is around the same size as a standard mascara tube. Here is my wee tube alongside Rimmel Extra Super Lash and Loreal Lash Explosion Mascaras

Lipocils is on the left!

What HQHair says: "In normal conditions, our lashes never reach their maximum length: they fall out, they become brittle and break because of pollution, use of make-up and make-up removers, etc.

Talika's Lipocils Eyelash Treatment Gel combats this with specific, natural ingredients. In just 28 days eyelashes grow naturally longer and thicker.

Lipocils is the only product on the market to rightly claim and prove eyelash growth. It is the only product ever to be authorized in France to advertise this claim"

What it says on the box: "This very unique transparent gel is enriched with a complex made of plant extracts and lecithin that multiplies the effectiveness of the 100% natural active ingredients contained"

Right, so that's the science bit. Now, what did I make of it?

To start with, I had fairly long lashes but they lacked strength and thickness. After using this product for the last few months I have visably noticed a difference in the length, condition and amount of lashes I now have! Unfortunately, I don't have before pictures, so you'll have to take my word on the outcome! Here's a picture of my lashes now. No mascara!

I had low expectations of this product and was well and truly blown away with the results! Most other eyelash growth products on the market are up to 5 or 6 times this price of this little gem. I personally wouldn't pay for one of the more expensive products, as having long eyelashes isn't at the top of my beauty agenda (what??! lol) but for the price, even if all it did was condition my eyelashes, it's £12.50 well spent in my opinion!

Have you tried this? What did you reckon? Let me know! xx


Monday, August 24, 2009

The Eagles "Hotel Calofirnia" Inspired Look!

Gypsydancermacaholic has reached 1000+ subscribers on YouTube and has also just celebrated 1 year of making videos! She is having a contest and has asked us to create a look inspired by our favourite band or artist.

My favourite band is the Eagles. My dad is a huge fan so I was brought up listening to their music. My favourite song is "Hotel California" (click to watch the video of this song! It's the best!!). I recently went to see them in concert at the Birmingham NIA and they were amazing! I nearly lost my voice from singing along the whole night!

See inspiration pictures here and here

Products Used:
Revlon Colourstay in True Beige
Sugar Fix Concealer
Mary Kay Blush in Desert Bloom

MAC Vanilla Pigment
Mineral Magic Zoe
Apricot from 120 palette
MAC Mutiny Pigment
Mineral Magic Dream
Turquoise from 120 palette
Rimmel Exaggerate Liner in 100% Black
Black kohl for waterline
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black

Mary Jay lipgloss in Cocoa Creme


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sex Bomb!

Feels like ages since i've updated my blog! Sorry about that guys!

I posted a contest entry for tandcmitchell and saywhatacuteface18's 'Sex Bomb' contest last night! I thought i'd share some pictures with you!

Lighting was a problem here! With the flash it looked like I had white skin! Might it have been the SPF in my foundation? Incidentally, anyone know a good foundation which does not contain a suncreen? MAC Face and Body is out as it's too sheer!

Products Used

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30
Sugar Fix Concealer
Illamasqua blush in Hussy

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Spell Cosmetics Blueberry Fizz
Brown from 28 Neutral Palette
NYX Morocco
Champange colour from Sleek Safari Palette
Natural Collection Willow
MAC Mystery (for brows)
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in 100% Black
Ulta Minerals Black Liner
CG Lash Blast Luxe
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes (Love!!)

Natural Collection Apple Blossom l/s
Tarte Lipgloss (came with the re-usable straw palette!)

Extreme eye cloe up! For those of you in the UK, Boots have started to sell Ardell lashes. I got the Demi Wispies and am blown away with them. They are very similar to the Nicola Girls Aloud falsies but with less length on the outer corner!

Here's the tutorial, please let me know what you think!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sleek Safari Look #1

These shadows have the most amazing consistency, almost creamy in texture. They are also well pigmented..plus it's a steal at just under £5!

Products Used:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30 mixed with
MAC Mineralise Satinfinish in NW35
Sugar Fix Concealer
Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sleek I-divine Palette in Safari
Prestige Kohl Liner in Black
Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

Mocel Co Lipgloss in Coral


Monday, July 27, 2009

BrushingOnBeauty's Under The Sea Contest Entry!

My inspiration picture

Products Used
Revlon Colorstay in True Beige
EDM Multitasking Concealer
Sugar Tropic Tan (as contour)
Illamasqua Lover Blush

Sleek Ink Pot Gel liner in Glacier (all over lid as base)
Black (crease), Blue (above crease), yellow (lid) and white (highlight) all from 120 palette
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in 100% Black (upper lash line)
Lancome kohl in Le Bleu de Jim (waterline)
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black

elf Super Glossy Lip Shine in Candlelight

YouTube Video:


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fashion Finds #1

Alright, so I know this is a make-up blog, but variety is the spice of life...or so they say!

As you will probably be aware, I fit into the 'plus size' (Grrr I hate that phrase!) clothing category. Hopefully not for much longer and i'll get my butt in gear with this Weight Watchers malarkey! Until then, I still want to look good. No, I don't want to wear sack-like clothes and no, I don't want my big old chunky legs in a mini skirt...I do think there is a middle ground. Here are some thing i'm loving recently!

First up is this beautiful dress by Anna Sholz for Simply Be. I think it would be prefect for summer weddings or special occassions. I love it because it a. Shows off the cleavage and b. is empire line and emphasises the smallest part of the wait, directly under the bust. This is a steal at only £35! Get it here! * Devlivery within Europe

I've come over all retro pin-up with this swimsuit but I firmly believe that this is the most flattering swimsuit on curvy lovelies! I love everything about it! At £34, it doesn't come cheap, but it is classic and will stand the test of time! Get it here! * Delivery within Europe

I saw this top from Evans and instantly thought it was very pretty! The sleeves are great for disguising chunky arms! This would be nice teamed with some dark jeans and heels and some chunky jewellery! Think I am gonna have to cave and go out and buy this, although at £25, it aint cheap ladies! Get it here! * Yes! They ship internationally!

Every girl needs good accessories. This set of mixed bangles would take you from day to night; either wear them all at once or individually. Plus, they are generous around the wrist! No more i-cant-get-this-off-my-wrist panic in the middle of the shop! These will set you back a mere £12! Get them here! *Yes, they ship internationally!

So, thats what I have my beady eye on this week! Did you find this useful? Would you be interested in seeing this again?!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


So I have completely been slacking on the blogging front! The thing is, I have lots to blog about, just no time to do it! We have been experiencing a bit of a heatwave in Scotland at the moment, which is rare! When it does happen, everyone wants to sit around in front of fans and not do much else (or maybe that's just me?!)

A few weeks ago a took a trip into Glasgow, with the view to picking up some MAC Style Warriors goodies. I experienced the usual 'excited-tummy' feeling upon entering but after wandering around for a good 15 minutes, I came out empty handed. Concerned, I quickly headed for SpaceNK but alas after another 10 minutes spent swatching every product in the place, I came out sans pretty white SpaceNK bag filled with goodies. I was starting to panic! Had I lost my make-up mojo?!

In a last ditch attempt to kick start my addiction, I headed to the Debenhams beauty hall and made a beeline for the Illamasqua counter. I was presented with rows upon rows of the most beautiful eyeshadows, blushes, lip and nail products. I was greeted by Natalie, who works on the counter. She has the skin of skin every girl would be jealous of; the colour of caramel and not a flaw in sight! She was also super nice and remembered me from the first time i'd gone in, not long after they opened in Glasgow! I was being drawn to all the pretty blushes so explained that i'd like to try one which gave me a fresh, rosy colour. Natalie asked if I had any colour preference, to which I responded that i'd perhaps like a peach colour. She picked out 2 for me to try, Lover, a pretty peachy apricot shade and Hussy, a gorgeous vibrant pink shade - neither of which I had anything like in my current make-up stash!

She asked if i'd like to try them and sat me down. She applied the first, Lover, and I thought it was very pretty on. Then she tried Hussy, and I also thought it was lovely. In the end, being a Libran and completely lacking in the ability to make decisions, I bought both! She also complimented me on my eye make-up (I had used the Pur Minerals palette) which was very sweet of her! She then tried on one of their pure pigments on my eyes, it was a light green colour, and very pretty! Then she used Mistress lipgloss, mixed with a bit of clear gloss! One word, GORGEOUS! Both products are now firmly placed on my Illamasqua wish list, which is growing daily!!

I have not stopped using these blushes since getting them. I use one or the other, and sometimes I mix them, because i'm like that! They are incredibly finely milled and blend with hardly any effort. The colour payoff is incredible, you need the tiniest amount on a brush (and that's coming from someone who's a bit of a blush addict and doesn't know when to stop!). The packaging is also very stylish, which is a bonus!

So, thanks to Illamasqua for re-igniting my make-up passion! And thanks to Natalie at the Glasgow counter for being so nice! I gave her my blog and YouTube address, so maybe she is even reading this! I will definitely be back!

Lover on your left hand side and Hussy on your right-hand side
Hussy in natural light
Lover in natural light
Have you tried Illamasqua products? What did you think of them?
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