Friday 28 May 2010

Bronzed Goddess Make-up Look

To me nothing looks nicer in the summer than a gorgeous fresh face bronze look. Here is my version:

What i used:
Still Glamorus Make-up ~
Godess pigment
Party Pooper pigment
Jazzy pigment
Gosh eye shadow brushes and Mac face brushes
Barry M black liquid eyeliner
NYX white pencil
Gosh Show Me volume mascara
Hoola benefit bronzer
No7 highlighter
Rimmel lipliner - eastend snob
Still glamorus Bridal party lipstick
Estee Lauder double wear foundation
Max factor facefinity powder

This is such a simple look to re-create and the easiest way for me to show you how i did it was to film it! Check out my Youtube video tutorial:
What do you think?

Wednesday 19 May 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen - Fall 2010 Collection‏


Sultry Fall Colors Entice The Fashionable Palette
For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

Once again China Glaze have bought another exciting collection. There themes are so fun, and if you love retro glamour then these are for you!

Above: Emerald Fitzgerald
One of my favorites from the collection - a dark frosty green with a shine finish.

Above: Bogie
Dark aubergine / plum with a shimmery frost finish

Above: First Class Ticket
A beautiful sultry midnight blue with purple undertones

 Above: Foxy
Cooper toned red with a frost finish

Above: Goin’ My Way?
Brown shimmer with bronze undertones
Above: Hey Doll
Rose toned frosted pink  

 Above: Ingrid
“Greige” crème with copper micro glitter

 Above: Jitterbug
Dark chrome grey with silver glitter

 Above: Midnight Mission
Frosted navy blue 

 Above: Riveter Rouge
A deep ruby red with shimmer

Above: Swing Baby
Taupe frost with silver micro glitter

  Above: Classic Camel
A sandy caramel colour with glitter

This collection is so classy - the colours ooze sophistication.
The consistency is perfect and easy to apply. All of them only need two coats, apart from 'Swing Baby' which is a sheer colour. My favorites are Emerald Fitzgerald, Jitterbug, First Class Ticket and Hey Doll.

The staying power is great, they last pretty much a week with no major chipping. The glitters are a lot harder to remove with nail polish remover but it doesn't take too long.
All in all a fabulous collection which is released officially June 6th internationally and July 6th, 2010 domestically.

Sunday 16 May 2010

NOTD: Nubar - Mali Blue

Above: Nubar - Mali Blue
(Love that play on words!)

With all the excitement of the new Sex And The City movie coming out, BeautyShed are doing a City Collection - you can get 4 nail polishes for £24 on offer. 
Maili Blue is from the Carrie/New York collection and is such a beautiful colour. Very shimmery and eye-catching. A cool toned sapphire blue that is a summer must have!

RRP: £8
(£6 each with the 4 for £24 offer!)

Thursday 13 May 2010

Beauty Product Haul

First up i want to say sorry for being MIA! I have been so busy recently - i normally get at least one day a week where i can blog and/or film a Youtube video....but not anymore :( But i will be doing my best to update both as often as possible, hopefully get back to once a week soon! I may have some good news to why i have been so busy recently, but i better not say anything until i know it's definitely happening!

Now onto the spending (which i have found time to do...a little bit) :) If you follow me on Twitter you may know i went to London last weekend to pick up my new Mini!! Which i can't stop going on about because i am overly happy with it, it's a massive upgrade to what i had before...

Whilst in London i took a trip to Westfields shopping centre which is absolutely amazing - if you haven't already been, you must! It has every single shop you could ever want. I bought a few clothes but mainly beauty items. Most items are from Superdrug.

First up is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl ~ Twinkled Pink. I love this colour, it's a light coral pink. Perfect for the summer!
I also purchased Maybelline ColorSensational Gloss - 122 Lovely Pink. This is really pretty, non sticky also which is great. The range has some very sparkly, glittery shades but to me the one i choose was definitely the prettiest pink with no glitter - just a sheen.

 I got my favorite ever powder by MaxFactor - Facefinity, if you haven't tried it you must! It gives that gorgeous matte look and sets my foundation all day. I also picked up MaxFactors Miracle Touch in shade 55 Blushing Beige. I'm not too sure about this foundation, it's gives a lovely matte effect with only a small application - but i felt it did dry my skin out slightly. It might be better suited to oily skin. I will still be wearing it but with more moisturiser underneath.

Of course i took a trip to Topshop to check out their new make-up range. Nothing really jumped out at me but i loved the colour of their nail polish - Big Smoke. A trendy mushroom brown. 

I also picked up Barry M - Pale Blue that i have been lusting over for a while.
This is such a beautiful blue, i saw someone wearing it once and had to ask where it was from - it really is an eye catcher!

I haven't heard much about the Topshop bronzers so i picked one up - and now i know why i haven't heard much about them...they aren't great. Don't get me wrong i don't not like them i just don't think they should be labelled as a bronzer as they really aren't dark enough - for my liking anyway! This is almost orangey but very light. It has highlight running through it - i prefer to put highlight on my cheek-bones and bronzer under my cheek-bones, so this doesn't work too well for me. I would wear this as an all over face bronzer.

I bought two of my favorite moisturisers - Palmers Cocoa Butter body moisturiser with SPF 15 and Nivea sooth and protect lip balm.
I also picked up Garnier Youthful Radiance face moisturising which i have been trying out recently and i don't think much about it - it really doesn't moisturise enough and it smells really strong of something strange.

I finally picked up Batiste dry shampoo which i have heard rave reviews about - i love using it to create volume in my hair! I recommend it much more than Tigi's Rockaholic dry shampoo. I also bought a little round brush to style my fringe.

Models Own sent me some goodies from their new make-up collection. Here are my thought on the products they sent:
Above: Powder Blush - Cheeky Pink
I much prefer powder blushes to cream blushes, for me they work better on top of foundation. This colour is very pretty and very pigmented - perfect for pale or tanned skin. It has slight shimmer to help highlight cheekbones.

Above: Duel Eyeshadow - Night and Day
Once again very pigmented which is great, i wear the white in the inner corners of my eye and fade the black out to the outer corners. 

Above: Models Own Lipstick - Red Wine
This is the perfect name for this colour! I personally would not wear this colour but if you like your dark lipsticks then this would be fab! Very sultry and also well pigmented and creamy. As for the packaging - i don't think i like it, i know they are trying to be a bit different than the usual black but the see-through packaging almost seems unfinished. Un-pretty packaging doesn't effect the product but when products have gorgeous packaging i am more inclined to pick it up and buy it!

Above: Lip and Face Paint - Neon Yellow
I think it's fab Models Own have come out with face paints, they are fantastic if you love experimenting with bright colours. These can be used anywhere - eyes, lips or face! Perfectly pigmented and they don't have that 'face paint' smell.

That's it for today lovelies! I will post my clothing buys soon :)
Hope you enjoyed my purchases - i will be doing more detailed reviews on some of the products soon.