Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pop Of Colour! Mint & Purple Makeup!

Heyy guys! :)
This is the tutorial for the makeup I wore in my last video The Beauty Scenarios Tag!
This look got a lot of good feedback on my instagram and facebook, so I thought why not do a tutorial for it!

This look is a great way to get into summer and introducing some bright colours into your neutrals!
By all means go with whatever lip you want if the purple lip is too strong!

Products Used:
NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
MAC Eyeshadow Wedge & Corduroy
Inglot Eyeshadow #327
Sugarpill Eyeshadow Moichi & Tako
Inglot Gel Liner #77
MAC Pencil Smoulder
Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara
Sleek Contour Kit Light
Sleek Blush Suede
NYX Lip Pencil Deep Purple
MAC Lipstick Violetta

Here is some pictures of the finished look so you can see what it looks like! 

I really hope you all enjoyed this look!
And I will talk to you all soon!

& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Beauty Scenario Tag!

Heyy guys! 
So this is a quick post with all the questions from the Beauty Scenario Tag!
Hope you enjoy!

The Questions:
1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which 'do it all' palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

7. Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the product you really hope is safe?

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven't noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?

What I'm wearing in this video:

Lipstick: MAC Violetta
Eyes: Sugarpill Tako & Moichi + MAC Wedge & Corduroy
Foundation: Revlon Nearly Naked Vanilla with MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer

That's all for this post guys!
I'll talk to you all soon!


& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Sleek i-Divine Palettes in Vintage Romance & Oh So Special

Heyy guys!
So, this is short review on 2 new Sleek Palettes I got recently and 2 Sleek Blushes!
My only other Sleek eyeshadow experience I had was years ago when I bought the Sleek Acid palette!
While its a really cool palette I don't find myself picking it up a lot ha

However, I saw these palettes a lot on Youtube and people I know have them, so I was really intrigued!  

The first one I got was the Vintage Romance palette.
I saw a couple of looks a girl I worked with done using this and I just thought they were soo pretty I had to try them out for myself!
From top left to right: Pretty in Paris, Meet in Madrid, Court in Cannes, Lust in LA, Romance in Rome, Propose in Prague
From bottom left to right: Vow in Venice, Marry in Monte Carlo, Honeymoon in Hollywood, Bliss in Barcelona, Forever in Florence, Love in London

The second one I got is the Oh So Special palette!
I first saw this used on Youtube by Emma Pickles (who is just amazingly talented btw!) and I just thought it was soooo pretty and looked like a really soft girly palette!
From top left to right:  Bow, Organza, Ribbon, Gift Basket, Glitz, Celebrate
From bottom left to right: Pamper, Gateau, The Mail, Boxed, Wrapped Up, Noir
Okay  FIRST off, all these swatches were done on BARE SKIN WITH NO PRIMER! Look at that colour pay-off!! These palettes only cost 10euro! That is crazy good! I genuinely think these palettes are better quality than the Naked 3 and that cost me 44euro!

Another thing I noticed right off the bat was the shadows feel really smooth and soft when you touch them! They apply so smooth and they blend really nicely too!
I haven't had any chance to do any proper looks with these yet, but I am DYING to get creative with them!

As for packaging, the palettes are nice and sturdy plastic material! Their really thin so they don't take up a whole lot of space! Nice sleek (haha Sleek get it? :P) black finish!  Really like the design overall :)

Time for the verdict!

4/5 !! 
These palettes are FANTASTIC! The only reason they lost a point, on the eyes they do need a good base just for longevity. But nothing major, SPECIALLY since their only 10euro!
So everyone, I hope you enjoyed this review & definitely expect to see these bad boys in the future!

Talk to you all soon!

& Remember to give into your beauty lust ;) x

Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Inspired Makeup!

Heyy guys! :)
This is my St. Patrick's Day inspired makeup tutorial!
A green smokey eye look with a pop of green glitter!

I went with traditional green colours & instead of orange I went for a peach tone lipstick to represent some orange tones, but not so dramatic!
Products Used:
Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palete Subterranean
Sugarpill Eyeshadow Midori
Inglot Eyeshadow #391 (Black) #395 (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner Covet
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Stage Dive
MAC Pencil Smoulder
Inglot Gel Liner #77
Miss Adoro Lashes #307
NYX Blush Taupe
Sleek Blush Suede
MUD Lip Liner Natural
Wet 'N' Wild Lipstick Pink Sugar

Here is some photos of the finished look :)

I really hope you enjoyed this look!
And once again, have a happy & safe St. Patrick's Day!

Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig !!

& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Courtney Act/ Rupaul's Drag Race Promo Inspired Tutorial!

Heyy guys! :) 
So, this is my take on this promo image of Courtney Act for the new season of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 6! 

Products Used: 
Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Crave (Naked Basics), Money (NYC Palette)
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Soot & Stars , Diamond Eyes
Sugarpill Pigment Tiara
Sugarpill Eyeshadow Tako
Inglot Gel Liner 77
Red Cherry Lashes #5
Sleek Contour Kit Light
Sleek Blush by 3 Candy Floss
MAC Beauty Powder Forever Marilyn
Sleek Eau La La Liner Venom
MAC Lipstick Candy Yum Yum

I really hope you enjoyed this video!
I had so much fun doing this look!

Here is some photos of the finished look!

& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Favourite Hair Care Products! (For Bleached Blonde/White Hair)

Heyy guys!
So, one of the main questions I get asked both online and on a daily basis is:

How do I keep my hair looking healthy, even though its so heavily bleached?!

I use a good few different products for my hair, including a range of shampoos, conditioners and treatments! 
In this post, I am gonna show you the main products I use that I have found to be really helpful and effective on my hair :) 

I don't really focus TOO MUCH on shampoos, as I believe shampoos are just for cleaning your hair rather than treating it! BUT there is some shampoos I prefer over others.
Dove Intense Damage Repair Shampoo - This shampoo is really good for a good clean, leaves your hair feeling really cleansed and means you have a good start for the rest of the product you'll use on your hair! It also helps if you have a lot of split ends and notice breakage, which happens A LOT in bleached hair!! 

Touch of Silver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo - I use this every second time I was my hair! Its amazing if you have platinum/white/grey hair! It helps to tone down any brassiness and keeps your hair nice and bright! It is quite strong and its BRIGHT PURPLE in colour so don't leave it on the hair for too long or it will start to colour it slightly! There is a daily version of this which isn't as strong, BUT I didn't find it useful at all.

I have tried SO MANY different conditioners as I feel their the most important in maintaining a good hair care routine! Both my favourite conditioners are by the same company, sorry if thats annoying, but they are the BEST that I've found on the market for my hair!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment - This is the BEST conditioner if you want QUICK results! As soon as I wash this out of my hair I can feel the smoothness left behind! Its amazing! It also smells soo fresh! I use this every time I wash my hair! 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Treatment - This is a great one for deep treatments! I use this when I want to do a long treatment! I put it all over my hair, lather it and then wrap my hair in clingfilm and  leave it on for an hour if not more! My hair comes out feeling AMAZING!
The 3 minutes however, does nothing! It needs longer to work or you won't notice a difference! 

  Extra Treatments: 
These are things I would use after I get out of the shower or in between washes! 

Moroccan Oil - This is great for adding shine to your hair! If your hair is feeling particularly dry this will give it a little boost and add a super pretty shine! However, DO NOT put this up near your roots as it will just end up making your hair look greasy  and no one wants that! I usually use this after straightening my hair, as the flat irons dry it out!

Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner - If I run out of any of my good conditioners and have to use a generic one, I always apply a GOOD amount of this after to compensate! Or if my hair has been particularly unruly or tangled as this helps to ease the pain of brushing out bad tangles! 

Batiste Dry Shampoo for Blondes - Last, but definitely NOT least! Obviously, this isn't a treatment, but it does mean I don't have to wash my hair as OFTEN which in turn is good for my hair! The less you wash your hair, the more oil the hair retains and the less dry it becomes! 

These are all the products I use on a frequent basis to care for my hair! 
I always get my hair bleached professionally to avoid damage and I try to leave as much of a gap between bleaches as possible to avoid even more damage! 

I hope this was helpful to you all & I'll talk to you soon!

& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)


Monday, November 18, 2013

Glossybox: November Edition!

Heyy guys!
So my November Glossybox arrived last week! I've been testing out the products the last few days and I decided to tell you what I think!
I wasn't super impressed with the October box.. I was pretty bummed with it so I was a little worried this month's wouldn't be that good.. I was PLEASANTLY surprised!
I'm absolutely loving this month's box!

Vichy Idealia Life Serum: This was the first product that caught my eye! Very cute little packaging and nicely presented! However, they are VERY small. I received 3 mini samples of 3ml so altogether you go 9ml of product! This is a serum you put on before makeup that works as a smoothing & illuminating primer! It is very nice on the skin, very smooth and hasn't got a heavy, thick consistency! I didn't really notice any "illuminating" properties, but still a nice product!

Yves Rocher Collection Cacao: Cacao & Orange Hand Cream: Now I work as a makeup artist, so I am constantly using my hands!! My hands do get a little dry, but I don't have any severe cracked skin or anything major. So this hand cream appealed to me. It's just moisturizing & has an absolutely DIVINE smell!!! Oh my gosh, it smells like Terri's Chocolate Orange (one of my favourite kinds of chocolate!).
I've been carrying this around with me everyday !

Scholl Dry Skin Exfoliator: So this is one of those products that I would be kinda embarrassed to buy in the shops, which is silly I know, but I have a phobia of feet so I'm a little creeped out by products for feet haha! This is an exfoliator for rough skin on the soles of your feet. I find girls notice this more so than men, because woman wear heels etc which can cause the rough skin. I also work at a job where I stand all day so that doesn't help! So I was curious to see if this works! It says you have to use it 2-3 times a week! I have used it twice now and I don't notice a whole lot of difference, but my feet are particularly rough so I will keep using it and see if that changes :)

B.Smokey/ Soft, Blendable Kohl Eyeliner: So this is a 'black' pencil with a smudger on the end of it, however it comes out alittle more grey. It is quite a nice pencil! Nice texture, very smooth, nice colour pay-off, however its grey so I don't think I'll use it myself very much. Also I generally use gel liner now as its waterproof and doesn't need much topping up. 

Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow (Dams): This eyeshadow sounds so impressive with that nice doesn't it?!?!?! hahaha Well it is quite nice! It's a matte black eyeshadow, it is SILKY smooth ! Honestly, it is like velvet when you touch it! Basically the purpose of this eyeshadow is that it has NO FALL OUT! And I gotta hand it to Emite Makeup, I really didn't notice any fall out when using this! So it definitely does work in that respect. However, it retails at £16.80 (Euro price not given)!! No way would I pay that much for this small eyeshadow.

So everyone that's the November Glossybox!! Like I said I'm super impressed with this month's box, definitely a massive step up from last month's edition!! If any of you are interested in signing up to Glossybox or want more info feel free to check out there website here 

That's all from me today, but I'll talk to you soon! 
& Remember to give in to your beauty lust ;)