Saturday, 27 February 2010

EOTD: Greens and Blue (2 days ago)

UD Flipside e/s (Inner corner)
UD Homegrown e/s (rest of lid)
UD Misdemeanor e/s (outer corner and crease)
UD Jinx e/s (lower lashline)
UD Sellout e/s (highlight)
Too Faced Lash Injection mascara
MAC Blacktrack f/l
UD Zero e/l

EOTD: Dark Blue


MAC Bare Study p/p

MAC Tilt e/s (inner corner)

MAC Deep Truth e/s (2/3 of the lid)

UD Goddess e/s (outer corner and blend up over crease)

MAC Crystal Avalanche e/s (highlight)

MAC Rapidblack Penultimate liner (upper lashline)

Barry M navy blue e/e (lower lashline)

GOSH Black Ink e/l (waterline)

Too Faced Lash injection and Lash injection pinpoint

TIP: when going out at night Mac Blue Reflects glitter looks really nice over this

Thursday, 25 February 2010

EOTN: Cheshire Cat Inspired (from the 1951 film)

An EOTD based on the cheshire cat in the 1950's version of the film- for some reason I had it in my mind that he was purple and a brighter pink than he is, but here are the pictures:

MAC Bare Study p/p
Sleek Acid palette (neon pink and the purple- on lid and lower lashline)
MAC Vellum e/s (highlight)
MAC Blacktrack f/l (upper lash and waterline)
Too Faced Lash Injection mascara
MAC Reflects pink glitter

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Review:Too Faced Kabuki Brush

Too Faced Kabuki Brush approx. £20

Okay I have had this brush for a long time and I don't understand why I haven't done a review on it already. As one of Too Faced's "Teddy Bear hair" brush'es, the kabuki brush is unbelievably soft and gentle (it honestly does feel a bit like a teddy bear) but it is firm enough to be effective. I mainly use it for applying powder or powdered foundation but I suspect that it could be used to apply liquid foundation. It is fantastic for buffing product into the skin and making it look flawless and does not shed like many of the other brushes I have tried and I don't tend to use other powder brushes any more as I have yet to find one which compares with it.

Aside from feeling nice and (most importantly) making powder products look amazing, it is synthetic and quite compact (cruelty free and doesn't take up a lot of space, making it very travel friendly) It also has a lid which protects the brush from damage and dirt and means that it can be carried around without causing any problems. It also looks very pretty.

Not cheap but is definitely a good investment.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Review: OPI 'Mad as a Hatter' nail polish

OPI Nail Polish in Mad as a Hatter £8.50,

A gorgeous multi-coloured glittery nail polish. Part of OPI's Alice in Wonderland collection, it is a very thick nail polish, you only need two coats to cover the nails without any need for a coloured coat or two underneath. Lasts reasonably well (without the base and top coats) and when it does come off it is fairly easy to peel the whole lot off without lots of patchy bits. £8.50 is quite a lot to spend if you're not really a nail fanatic but it is worth it in this instance (in my opinion). I wore it out to a friends house last week and it sparkled like crazy under the lights and when the fire light caught it. If you like subtle, then this might not be for you but otherwise definitely worth a try.

Dressing table and storage

Some photos of my dressing table and storage- nothing spectacular or interesting (love the butterflies!) but have been in bed for a few days with the flu and my skin has been very red, dry and disgusting and I haven't felt like doing much. Have a nail polish review in the works and may do a skincare routine/review and a FOTD (if I can get my skin looking okay tomorrow morning)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Absence/ Bad News

Just a quick post for tonight.

I haven't been able to post for a while for a variety of reasons, primarily it has been that for the past 2 years (almost) my Mum has been battling cancer. In September we were told it was terminal (despite the tumour having been found early and being operable, the doctor waited 5 MONTHS to set the operation date by which time it was too late) and after being sick for a very long time, My lovely Mum died at midnight on 30 January 2010.

Unsurprisingly, I haven't much felt like doing anything far less blogging but I have resolved to get back on track as after Uni (I missed 2 classes in her last 2 days and was off on the day of her funeral) I have found myself at a loose end without her to talk to and need to distract myself from being upset. It doesn't help that Since August I have put on more than 2 stone in weight and have felt bad about posting pictures of my makeup.

Hope to have some reviews up in the next few days.