Monday, 29 August 2011

Red Sky At Night...

The other day i was clearing through some pics on my laptop as i have absolutely loads and loads then came across an album i forgot i had full of random sunset pictures id taken from various locations...mainly my bedroom window....all the beautiful vibrant colours left me feeling all inspired so i created a sunset look......Btw you can click on all the pictures for a larger view






Products Used....
Eyes.....

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Mac Paint Pot 'Coral Crepe'
  • Sleek blush 'Aruba' & 'Scandalous'
  • Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette, 
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil 'milk'  
  • Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
Face..
  • Benefit Erase Paste 'fair'
  • Clinique Super Balanced Foundation 'Fair'
  • Laura Mercier Loose setting powder
  • Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder
  • Sleek 'scandalous' blush
  • Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick 'pink quartz
Lips...
  • Sleek Pout Paint 'Minx'





Saturday, 27 August 2011

I Think I Will Have Seen Everything When I See An Elephant Fly.

I love it when i come across nice charity shop finds like recently on a quick wander round The British Heart Foundation charity shop in the town where i work i came across a rather pretty decorated Elephant ...something i've always had quite a love for but dont own any so i decided i would buy it!...Then i noticed there was another which was identical and as Elephants always travel in herds it didn't feel right splitting them up so i just had to have both!


They were nicely priced at £4.99 each....cant complain as it does go to charity! These are a lovely addition to my make up desk/table...needed something to pretty it up a bit and as these aren't that big they are great!! I don't know what on earth they are made of as they were unpackaged and there isn't anything to say where they are made so i sadly cant give any information on that but i thought id share my lovely find with you! :) 

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sweet Like Chocolate.

I had half an hour to spare so i decided to do a quick look tried using my new MUA Pro eyeshadow trio 'Chocolate Box' and only that! I found it easy enough to use as it is pretty basic but i found that the highlight shade when used as a highlight made me look like i had sore eyes and i personally felt that the darkest shade wasn't dark enough to be used as a crease colour as it didn't add enough depth to the look so i threw in a few shades from my UD Naked palette!





Products Used...

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
  • MUA Pro Eyeshadow Trio - Chocolate Box
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette - Sin, Darkhorse, Hustle, Creep.
  • Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner
  • Benefit Bad Gal Mascara

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Mixing Up Sleek Pout Paints!

I finally got a chance to have a play with my new Sleek Pout Paints and see what colours i could mix up so with the help of my beautiful 4 year old niece heres what i came up with :D
A warning before trying this yourself...A Little bit of these goes a very long way so use sparingly!! Remember its easier to add more when you have less than take it away when you have too much!


Pin-up & Minx.
Peek-a-bloo & Mauve Over
Peachy keen & Pinkini


 
Peahcy Keen & Minx &  then with added Cloud 9


Port & Peek-a-bloo
Pinkini & Cloud 9 Then below is with more Cloud 9


 
Pin up & Cloud 9 the pic on the right being the same combo but with Peachy Keen

Thursday, 18 August 2011

My First Shopping Haul!!

Im trying to incorporate as much variety in my blog as i can to keep it interesting...So as i did a bit of shopping with you i thought id share what i bought with my readers :) i might try make this a regular thing, im not too sure as i dont always go shopping every week but ill see how i go on!  
 
My first finds were in Dorothy Perkins ...i was on the look out for some new gold necklaces as the ones i have ive completely over-worn and have started to go a bit off colour! The one on the left was on sale for just £3 reduced from£12.50!! I love the thickness of the actual chain itself as theres probably less chance of it breaking one me! The one on the right was reduced to £5 from £18 and is a combination of gold chains and bits of leather....i was incredibly with my lovely bargains!! :D
Next stop was Waterstones, i do have iBooks on my iphone and im aware of things like Kindle but i personally think that you cant beat a good old book! Here i picked 'One Day' by David Nicholls...heard a lot of good things about it and i want to see the film so i thought id get myself a copy but dont know if ill do book or film first?!...As it was on 3for2 i also got myself 'Belle' by Lesley Pearse which sounds rather interesting and i got my niece a copy of 'The very hungry caterpillar' :) 

Because I dont have tonnes of clothes as it is I found this lovely top in new look for just £9.99... I absolutely loove the print and for some reason im getting ..very into navy lately and its as close to black as ill go when it comes to clothes.

My hair has started to go a tad flat and lifeless recently so i thought id try a bit of volumising shampoo/conditioner ...i dont know if this particular one is any good but i do rather like Aussie products so i thought it cant hurt to try it ...and all the Aussie hair products are currently on offer in superdrug ...2 for £4.99 :D

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

MUA Pro Eyeshadow Trio

Whilst in Superdrug picking up the highly talked about MUA Pro 'Heaven and Earth' palette... (wasnt planning to do a review as ive seen ALOT but if you would like to see one please let me know!!)...I was having a look through all the other new MUA products and this beaut caught my eye!
I generally avoid eyeshadow trios/duos unless i reeaally like them, i just prefer to have palettes as their easier to work with but for the price of this i couldn't complain!
  
This one is called 'Chocolate Box' ...I think there were about 4 maybe 5 other eyeshadow trios but this was the only one that really caught my eye as the shadows in the other ones looked very similar to some of the individual MUA eyeshadows.
It comes with an incredibly small kinda pointless sponge tip applicator which went straight int the bin, personally i think it would've been better without it and they could've made the eyeshadows slightly bigger!
All 3 are shimmer eyeshadows, incredibly pigmented, apply and blend incredibly well and has left me very impressed. I dont think i could just use these 3 on there own for just one look as i dont find the darkest shade dar enough for my crease and i wouldn't use the peachy shadow as a highlight but i will definitely have a play and see what i come up with so expect a look soon! :)  


Monday, 15 August 2011

Sleek Pout Paint!

When i first found out about these i was incredibly excited but a tad sceptical too as i am with most new products that look amazing but then sometimes turn out to be atrocious...i mean could the Pout Paint really be as good as the OCC Lip Tar?
What they say...

Pout paint is the new ultimate lip pigment that provides a blast of colour in one purse sized tube! The intensely saturated formula provides outstanding colour pay-off in just one tiny speck, and dries to a long lasting satiny finish. With a wide variety of Pout Paints to choose from you can mix up your very own unique shade using a combination of colours, or simply go for one stand out striking pop of colour.

There are 11 Pout Paints in total, i have 8 so far, and are available to purchase from most Superdrugs nationwide or the Sleek website for just £4.99 each ....In Superdrug they are currently on 3 for 2 so you cant go wrong with an offer like that :) 

With both Pout Paints & Lip Tars contain 8ml of product with the lip tars costing around the £9 mark depending on where you buy them so your making a nice saving of £4!
Packaging wise they are both pretty easy on the eye but in all honesty i do prefer the simpler design & white lid of OCC's Lip tars but the nozzle on the pout paints make for a much easier application, you dont end up using too much product and they are less messy.
L-R Cloud 9, Pin up, Peek-a-bloo, Pinkini, Minx, Mauve over, Peachy Keen, Port. 
Ive not as yet had much chance to play about with these and test out how long they last once on the lips just yet but i cant wait to get mixing and see what colours i come up with!


....Also For a great DIY way to make Pout Paints more wearable on a day to day basis head on over to Makeup Savvy!!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Its Like I Flicked A Switch And Now Im Feelin Good...

Not really had much chance to use my new Sleek Curacao palette as i got it just before i went on holiday about a month ago and ive been rather busy since i got back.... i grabbed it from out the draw about week or so ago when i was getting ready for an afternoon out with the girls...YES i wear bright make up out the house on a regular basis :)...the blue matched the trainers i was wearing at the time lol ...i have to colour co-ordinate my make up with some random part of my outfit! 

Thought id re-create the look for you guys and it came out alot better this time round :D




Products List: 

  • UD PP 
  • Barry M Supersoft eye crayon - shade no 8
  • Sleek Curacao palette - Martini, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon & Purple Haze
  • CS 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette 
  • NYX Jumbo eye pencil - Milk 
  • Mac Fluidline - Blacktrack
  • Clinique high impact mascara 
Lips - Viva Glam gaga