Wednesday, 31 July 2013

♡ FOTN || Flirty Summer Nights | Naked 2 Palette ♡

Hi Dolls! ♡

Just a post on a look I wore a few days ago. I didn't go anywhere fancy haha. Just went for a dinner at my aunts but I felt like playing around with my makeup that day ^_^ all of the eyeshadows used were from my Naked 2 Palette so only the colours I used from the palette will be listed below. Anywho.. enjoy!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid- nw15
Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer- Ivory
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation- Opal
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Transparent
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer- Baked
NYC Sun2Sun Bronzing Duo (contouring)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush- Pink Rose
Benefit Dandelion Blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance- Candlelight
Tease (Transition)
Foxy (brow bone)
YDK (lid colour)
Busted (crease + lower lash line)
Blackout (crease)
Bootycall (inner corners)
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt tip liner
Loreal Million Lashes Excess Mascara

Carmex Lip Balm
Rimmel Pink Blush Lipstick
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- Be Famous

That's all ladies! No doubt I'll have more looks coming your way haha! I'm hoping to post another dramatic look sometime soon as my Arabic Inspired Dramatic Makeup FOTD got a lot of positive feedback. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I'll see you all very soon!

Lots of Love
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

♡ FOTD || Too Faced Natural Eye Palette | Gold and Brown ♡

Hello ladies! 

We've had an awfully long heatwave going on over here in the UK for a couple of weeks now so if I've been slacking in posting it's because I just cannot stand the feeling of makeup on my face when it's hot and humid outside! You can see how frizzy my hair is in the pics below too (lol) it's just disgusting over here at the moment.

Anyway, I thought I would use my Too Faced Natural Eye Palette as I have been neglecting it recently. I felt like creating a really warm gold and brown smokey eye to emphasise that little bit of a tan I've got going on at the moment. I can't pull off warm shades in the winter so I thought I'd just go for it while I can! Here's what I came up with. It's a pretty basic smokey eye but I do like the way it turned out ^_^

MAC Studio Fix Fluid- nw15
Maybelline Coverstick- Ivory
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation- Opal
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Transparent
NYC Sun2Sun Bronzing Powder
Rimmel Blush - Pink Rose
Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush- Pink Rose
 Benefit Dandelion Blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance- Candlelight
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette- Velvet Revolver (Transition colour)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette- Heaven (highlight)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette- Honey Pot (lid colour)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette- Silk Teddy (inner corners)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette- Cocoa Puff (Crease + lower lash line)
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil- 011 Sable Brown
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt tip liner
Loreal Million Lashes Excess Mascara

Carmex Lip Balm
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- Be Famous

That's all dolls! Any feedback on this look would be greatly appreciated! Again, the colours aren't as vibrant in the photographs as they were in person so just hang on in there! I'll have a new camera within a couple of months so I'll post better quality makeup looks for you all.

I do have another look on the way (should be up by tomorrow) so keep an eye out for that! I hope you're all enjoying the sunshine more than me and I'll see you all soon!

Lots of Love 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

FOTD- Arabic Inspired Dramatic Makeup ♡

Hello Ladies! 

I thought I'd try and do an FOTD/FOTN inspired by Arabian makeup. I find it so glamorous and feminine and really wanted to test it out as it is one of my absolute favourite looks. 

I've always LOVED the Arab culture.. from their food, music and dancing right through to their makeup and fashion. It may have something to do with living abroad in an Arab country for a while in my childhood. I can't say it was a negative influence at all though!

I kept my face very neutral so that my eyes stood out from the rest of my face. I used a selection of matte and shimmery bronzers to create a dewy bronzed complexion. I also opted for nude lips and kept them quite matte so that my face didn't look over-the-top and greasy.

I don't know how well the look has come out as my makeup skills are self-taught so I'm not the best when it comes to creating such wild eye-looks haha. I'm personally not too keen on the double-wing I created as it's rather scruffy and not very precise. I don't think the rest is too bad though.. aside from the fact I may have taken my eyeshadow a little too high up! I hope you enjoy the look anyway ^_^

Mac Studio Fix Fluid- nw15
Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer- Ivory
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation- Opal
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Transparent
NYC Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Duo (Dark side)
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer- Baked
Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer
Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush- Pink Rose
Benefit Dandelion Blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced Shadow Insurance- Candlelight
UD Naked 2- Tease (Transition colour)
Sleek Ultra Mattes Brights Palette- Purple, Pink & Orange (crease)
UD Naked 2- Verve & Baked (lid colour)
UD Naked 2- Blackout (crease & lower lash line)
UD Naked 2- Bootycall (Highlight)
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt tip Liner
Rimmel Eyeliner- Pure White
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner- 9- Retro Chic
Loreal Million Lashes Excess Mascara
Hed Kandi Eyelashes- Twisted Disco

Carmex Lip Balm
MAC Hue Lipstick

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And that is all ladies! I found it rather fun creating this look and hope to do similar ones pretty soon. Hopefully with practice I'll get better at it and will send better quality looks your way haha. Please feel free to leave any requests/feedback in the comments section below and I will hopefully see you all in my next post!

Lots of Love 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

June Favourites + I'm on Bloglovin! ♡

Hellooo Ladies! 

I didn't have tons of favourites last month as I'd been far too busy to care about my appearance having had dealt with the stress of my exams and such. There are a few things I've been loving though so I thought I would do a post no matter how small! Apologies that this is a little overdue! I hope you enjoy it all the same!

♡ Palmer's Cocoa Butter 

I love Palmer's Cocoa Butter range. This one has a bit of a funky smell to it I must admit.. I don't know if any of you have had henna patterns drawn on your hands but it smells a little bit like henna. It does work amazingly though and it leaves my skin soft and supple. Only negative comments I have are that the bottle is a little hard to work with as it's so hard to squeeze the butter out (so feeble!). I don't know if you can notice that big line running through the middle of the bottle.. yerp.. thats how much I've squeezed at it. The smell is also a little icky which is a bit disappointing as I love the original cocoa butter smell that makes Palmer's so popular. It definitely does what it says though and I am pleased with it.

I apply this to my entire body after I shower and use it on my face daily. It hasn't broken me out as I only use a very small amount. Overloading the product on your face will make it greasy- which could lead to super attractive spots protruding from all directions!

♡ Batiste Dry Shampoo- Cherry 

This is the first dry shampoo I've ever owned. I must say it has been very handy in sorting out my hair when I've been short of time for getting ready. It works wonderfully and deals with flat, greasy hair. I would recommend it to anyone! It doesn't really smell like cherries though. More like a bad deodorant... but hey it works so I don't really mind it!

♡ Essie Nail Polish- Cute as a Button 

This is the second Essie Polish I have ever owned. I bought Russian Roulette a few months ago and fell in love with the quality of it so when I saw this beautiful corally pink I knew I just had to get it. It is gorgeoussss and I've been wearing it loads recently. I love the glow it gives my hands and it'd be perfect with a lovely summer tan!

♡ Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub 

I owned this about a year ago and absolutely loved it. I purchased it again recently and I'm not too sure if they've changed the formula or not because it's not as great as I remember. I've still been using it though as it has helped prevent me from breaking out! It just isn't very exfoliating but I suppose that's ok for everyday use. ('Scuse the broken lid by the way.. My mum managed to drop it when she was rummaging through the toiletry cupboard).

♡ Dead Sea Spa Magik Mild Exfoliant 

I tend to use this once or twice a week when my face needs a good old scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. It's very gritty in texture and does an amazing job. As with any other exfoliating scrub the level of exfoliation depends on how much pressure is used when scrubbing your skin with it. I don't scrub too hard but apply enough pressure to make my skin silky smooth. Currently my favourite face scrub!

♡ Rimmel Pink Blush 

This is the perfect nude pink. I tend to wear a lipgloss on top of it as I love light pink glossy lips. I recommend pairing it with Rimmel's Vinyl Gloss in Be Famous. Those two pinks are a match made in heaven haha! This is my every-day lipstick at the moment. It applies enough colour without me looking over-done. Perfect for work and day-time wear.

♡ Rimmel- Kate Moss 110 

I featured this lipstick in my "Summer Red" FOTD a little while ago. You can check it out here. I love how wearable this is for the summer months as it is a lovely bright red that doesn't look too vampy. It smells a bit like watermelon to me! Not actual watermelon.. but those artificial watermelon scents (at least I think it's watermelon haha). It's lovely, pigmented and matte. I haven't owned such a vibrant red in a while so I'm a little hooked on it at the moment!

♡ Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss- Red

Now, I'm sure that this lipgloss has a better name than just simple old "red" but I can't find it anywhere on the packaging. I've tried using good old Google but the results are a bit iffy so let's just call it the "red one" for now!

I was super surprised at how pigmented this lipgloss is. I initially bought it to make my Rimmel 110 lipstick (above) super glossy and to compliment it nicely. I ended up just wearing it on it's own as the colour is so rich, vibrant and glossy! It's not sticky either which is a great bonus. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good red gloss. I apply it lightly to get a subtle red tint on my lips. It's great for looks without much eye makeup as it adds that little pop of colour to your lips that pulls your whole look together.


♡ Johnson's Facial Wipes 

I love how gentle these wipes are on my skin. I was using Simple's so-called "sensitive" facial wipes for a while and they would just burn my face whenever I used them. I can't deny that it's not nice to use wipes that soothe my skin for once! These wipes are fragrant free so they're great for those of you with sensitive or acne-prone skin. This specific packet is for all skin types but they have a variety that you can select from if you want something aimed specifically at your skin type. I haven't experienced any breakouts or discomfort using these.. So two thumps up for Johnson's!

♡ Carmex Lip Balm 

I have an obsession with intensive lip moisturisers. This does a great job and sinks deep into my lips leaving them soft and supple. I love the minty tingly feeling it leaves behind too. It's pretty similar to most Blistex products if I'm honest! I absolutely love it.

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That's all ladies! Have you got any monthly fave posts I could have a good read of? If so, please post their links below. I'd love to check them out! 

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Lots of Love