Monday, December 12, 2011

Swap with Aly from Seven Things Beauty

Evening All!

This post is slightly overdue, I received this lovely little package at the end of last week from Aly from Seven Things Beauty.  She had blogged a few weeks ago to say she'd love to get her hands on the limited edition Creme Brule Vaseline.  I swiftly responded to say I could pick her one up and we decided to turn it into a swap!  I'm a sucker for a swap as it gives me a chance to try some new things from across the pond!

Here is my lovely lot!

Everything was individually wrapped in bubble wrap..when I was opening each little parcel I was ooohing and ahhhing...Darren just shook his head (my make-up obsession is lost on him! Tut!)

So she sent me..
elf Eyeshadow Brush
Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara
Wet n Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmer in Shade 106
Wet n Wild Lipstick in Shade 520E
Wet n Wild Coloricon Nail Color in It's All in the Cut
Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment
Dr Pepper Lipsmaker

I seriously, seriously love everything she got me!  It's amazing that we hardly know eachother yet she picked out the perfect shades for me!  She also included a lovely little note explaining all the things she'd chosen for me, which was such a lovely touch!

Aly has a great blog, she posts much more regularly than I do and her posts are always interesting!  Get over there now and follow her, you won't regret it!

Oh, and you can see the goodies I got her in her post here!

Now that I have taken pictures, I can delve right in and have a good play with all the goodies she got me!

Take Care xx

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Party Look: Twinkling Pink

Hi All

I'm back with another party/festive look, this time it's pink and it's glittery!

What I Used:
Illamasqua Skin Base in Shade 8
Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light
MUFE Full Cover Concealer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
17 Blush in First Flush
Kiko Cosmetics Highlighter in Coral Shimmer

MAC Paintely Paint Pot
MAC Soba
Coastal Scents Hot Pot M22
Coastal Scents Hot Pot M06
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Shade 3
Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in Shade 7
MAC Dazzlelight
Loreal Superliner in Carbon Black
Collection 2000 Lucious Lashes in Natural Length
elf Brow Kit in Medium

Beautyuk Lipstick in In The Buff
Natural Collection Lipgloss in Fondant

Take Care xx


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Party Look: Jewel Tones

My first party look!  Look at those lashes...I felt like daisy the cow wearing them! Haha

Can I start by saying that i'm really not liking the lip colour I chose, in reality it was quite peachy pink but on the video it just looks wrong! Ah well, you live and learn! :)

What I Used:
Vichy Dermablend Foundation in 35
MUFE Full Cover Concealer
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Ilamasqua Lover Blush
Collection 2000 shimmer powder in Just Peachy

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
Glamour Doll Eyes in Glam Girl
Barry M Glitter Dust in 20
Sleek Black Eyeshadow from Original palette
Sleek Green Eyeshadow from Original Palette
MAC Soba
MAC Shroom
Lancome Blue de Jim Kohl
Loreal Superliner in Carbon Black
La La Lashes in Dorable
elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium

Gosh Soft and Shine balm in Irony
Jemma Kidd Lipstick (colour rubbed off)

Lip Combination = Ewwwwww! Haha

Glitter Tips!

Well, we are right slap bang in the middle of the party season and this is all the excuse I need to crack out the glitter nail polishes! There is nothing more festive than a bit of nail bling! It can all turn a bit nasty when it comes to removing it's like it's welded onto your nails and I make a right mess!

So I got to thinking...maybe I could have a bit of glitter on my nails which is relatively painless to remove and that's when I came up with this!

It's a kind of glitter tip French manicure of sorts! I basically just freehand painted the tips with a glitter polish (the best technique is to kind of carefully blob it onto the tips) and then painted with a couple if good coats of topcoat. This way, my poor nails get a bit of a break and the removal is a bit easier than having all ten nails fully coated with glitter polish!

I must admit I can't stop looking at them and am already eyeing up my glitter polish stash to see what colour is next...I'm thinking red glitter!

Have you tried this? And do you have any tips for glitter polish removal?!!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

FOTN - Sumptuous Olive


I hope you are all having a nice weekend!  We are just heading out to the pub for a wee drinkie so I thought i'd quickly post up my made-up face for you all to see!  I bought MAC's Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow the other week and haven't really used it so decided tonight was the night!  I paired it with a dark brown and black in the crease from the 99 original palette!  Here are some snaps!

Oh, and I also had a bit of a hair cut too!  I coloured it darker too and I love it! :)

 Cue cheesy grin!

 Darren and me :)

I used:
Smashbox Photofinish Primer (Blend?)
Smashbox 16 Hour Wear Foundation (unsure of shade as I had it applied instore)
Smashbox Halo Finishging Powder (unsure of shade as was applied instore)
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

elf Eyelid Primer
MAC Sumptuous Olive
Dark brown and black from 88 original palette
Loreal Superliner in Carbon Black
MAC Zoom Lash
elf Brow duo in Medium

Smashbox Lipgloss in Pixel
MAC Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks

Take care all! xx

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beauty UK 25% Off!

I have even having a bit of a love-fest with budget beauty brand BeautyUk recently! I just so happened to end up on their website to see that not only are they offering free delivery, but also 25% off! I just had to share this with you all!

Use the code XMAS25 at the checkout!

Code expires 23/12/2011
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