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26 May 2012

FOTD: summer glow

With the temperature rising I find myself going the minimal route with my face, it's too damn hot to worry about whether or not my face is melting off. The only converge I have is my usual concealer under my eyes, but I'm sure if it gets any hotter I'll abandon that too.
EYES
MACS | swiss chocolate
MACS | texture
MACS Embark
Barry M | 44 dazzle dust

FACE
MAC | select cover up NC48
Sleek makeup | Rose gold
Sleek makeup | P pie from the blush my 3 'pumpkin' palette

LIPS
Sleek makeup | coral reef
E.L.F | bitter lipliner

If you want to check out my outfit, head on over to my fashion blog :)

What's your go to look for the warmer months?

19 May 2012

The Polish Files: China glaze fast track

I'm now the proud owner of 3 china glaze nail polishes, all of which are from the recent hunger games capitol collection, however  I can say they certainly won't be my last. Here I'm wearing fast track which I would say is a beige chocked full of gold glitter, it makes a nice change from just plain nudes. I fear I'm slowly but surely becoming a glitter nail polish lover, and it was china glaze that started it off for me. this polish is completely opaque in 2 coats, and still looks great after 3 days of wear.


I purchased mine from ebay
Do you have any china glaze recommendations? 

14 May 2012

MAC Mineralised skin finish natural review


I'm quite surprised that I haven't done a review on this product yet, I've raved about it in quite a few of my videos, so I'm sure those of you who are subscribed to my youtube channel will know that I absolutely love this!  I find that this is quite a multipurpose product, I use it to set the concealer that I place under my eyes, I use it as a setting powder all over my face or I'll use it to as a powder on it's own, I could go on, but we'll be here forever.

The swatch that I have done is quite heavy but it won't go on this pigmented, it's a translucent powder so you won't find that you get much coverage from it. I use the shade 'Dark' which is perfect for me. The thing I really love about this powder is that it doesn't mattify my skin, it lets any sheen or glow come through, and if you look very closely the powder has a very slight shimmer to it, it's barely noticeable but it's there, but it doesn't translate onto the skin which is great.

As a makeup lover there are a couple of other powders that I want to try, purely out of curiosity, but I sure I'll come right back to my trusty MSF. 

Verdict?
I think it's clear for all to see that I love this thing and it's a keeper, I've had this one for months and although I use it every time I apply makeup, I still haven't hit pan on it yet!
Price:  £20.50

Have you tried this out yet? What do you think of it?

12 May 2012

Maquillage du Jour: Peachy tones

I've decided to start filming face of the day videos which will be called "Maquillage du Jour", why? It sounds more interesting than saying face of the day :P I noticed that it's been a while since I filmed an actual tutorial, other than the hunger games inspired makeup videos, I just haven't been making normal tutorials. They take me a while to film and edit, and take up most of day that I choose to film them on, so filming what I'll be wearing out means I'll be able to film more, and I don't have to spend most of my weekend filming and editing. These won't takes the place of tutorials though, I even have a few planned :D

Products used:

EYES
Too faced | shadow insurance
NYX | jumbo pencil in milk
Sleek makeup | oh so special palette
MAC | Cork E/S
MAC | Swiss chocolate E/S
E.L.F | liquid eyeliner
Rimmel | day to night mascara

FACE
MAC | select cover up in NC48 & NC50
MAC | MSF natural dark
NARS | Albatross
La femme | cinnabar

LIPS
Sephora | G17 natural rose

08 May 2012

Shopping my stash # 2



The time has come again for me to delve into my collection and start to show some products love. For the past month or so now my makeup has been very minmal, as I've recently began to make more of a effort, I thought I'd take advantage and use up some products in my stash. This time round there are a fair few, I wanted to give myself a good selection, so that I wouldn't get bored, plus I'm on a mission to finish things up.

E.l.F | tone correcting concealer
sleek makeup | oh so special palette
Inglot palette
Sleek makeup | Flamingo blush
NARS | Albatross
NARS | Taj Mahal
Sephora | G17 natural rose
rimmel | birthday suit
MAC | Viva glam Cindi & Gaga

will you be showing love to your unused products?
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