Saturday, 23 June 2012

FOTD: Cold As Fire Baby, Hot As Ice

If you know what song the title of this post refers to - ten points to you!

Instead of doing the things I probably should be doing today, such as my mountainous pile of ironing, I spent most of the afternoon doing my make up. As you do. So I thought I would share it with you!

Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation 'Light Pink'
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 'Light'
Benefit PosieTint
ELF HD Powder
NYC Colour Wheel 'All Over Bronze Glow'
17 Blush 'First Kiss'
MAC 'Jest' (hightlight)

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 'Milk'
Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette - 'Midnight 15', 'Tainted', 'Blackout'
Avon Supershock Gel Liner Pencil
CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

Collection Lasting perfection Concealer 'Light'
MAC 'Creme D'Nude' Lipstick

I hope you're all having as productive a Saturday as I am...!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sunday Night Make Up Shake Up #35

Another week of make up awaits. I am going for simple but colourful and slightly more bronzed than usual. Hopeful thinking for summer, if it decides to come back...

Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation Light Pink - I got this a few weeks ago and am yet to use it! It matches my natural skin tone pretty well so I have had to wait until most of my fake tan had faded! I can't wait to try it out!

NYC All Day Long Foundation Classic Biege* - I received this last week and I am curious to see how it fares. This retails for an extremely reasonable £3.99, and if it turns out to be a half decent everyday foundation, well that would be pretty awesome!

RMK Makeup Base - I received this a few months ago in a Joliebox, and haven't tried it yet. I have gathered that it works best on more dry skin types, so I am not sure this will work well for me, but if not it will still be handy for my kit.

Natural Collection Cream Blush Rosy Pink - I love this, such an affordable cream blush. I must get more. So should you, for £1.99!

E.L.F. Studio Blush Peachy Keen - I just fancy a natural shade this week, due to using bright colours on the eyes.

NYC Colour Wheel Mosaic Face Powder Bronze Glow* - Another £3.99 bargain from NYC, this is a fantastic bronzer. Matte, not at all shimmery or glittery, decent pigmentation that can be built up for a natural bronze glow or used to contour. Brilliant, loving this at the minute.

CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - I just can't bear to part with it yet!

NYC Show Time Glitter Eyeliner Stardust Turquoise* - This is a gorgeous shade of turquoise with tiny sliver flecks that glides on really smoothly. Admittedly, not a colour I would normally wear, but the recent Pixiwoo video on Easy Bright Summer Eyeliner inspired me to try it. Yup.

NYC Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Diamond Gold* - A brown toned gold liner that also is very smooth to use and will be hopefully brightening up my eyes this week.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner* - NEW. FAVOURITE. Have used it every day recently. Absolute staple now!

BarryM Lip Gloss 3 - This is a pale, shimmery gloss with lots of tiny glitter particles in it. It tastes slightly plastic-y to me but I rarely use it so trying to crack it out again.

NYC Liquid Lipshine Brighton Beach Peach* - I have had this for so long the writing had rubbed off! Definitely a favourite but recently neglected gloss. Beautiful colour and smells lovely too.

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Recent YT Videos

Hello all! As I have been so quiet on here as of late, I thought I would share with you my latest few YouTube videos, in case you aren't subscribed to me on there, and are interested in my waffle!

I also just seen I now have 440 followers! Thank you SO MUCH everyone, and I hope you enjoy the reading! :)





Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday Night Make Up Shake Up #34

Another week has went past without new posts from me! I have had so little time to myself lately that I haven't even had time to read other people's blogs either. I am hoping life calms down a bit soon!

MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Moisturising Facebase - I thought I would crack out this lovely cream again! My skin seems to be pretty well balanced these days but I like to minimise any dry areas and this really helps.

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation 51 - I am including this again this week as I have found my favourite way of wearing it during last week. As I mentioned in that last Make Up Shake Up, this stuff mixed with Healthy Mix is absolutely fantastic. A great finish that wears quite well throughout the day. So pleased I found a way to use this!

Bourjois Healthy Mix 51 and 52 - I need both shades due to fake tannage that will fade throughout the week!

Becca Beach Tint Watermelon - I received this in a Joliebox and only used it a few times. Need to use it more! I prefer this on the cheeks rather than as a lip stain.

Sleek Blush By 3 Lace - A gorgeous blush palette that I have neglected due to my love of Illamasqua blushes, whoops!

Z Palette various eyeshadows - I got this Z Palette during the week and have put a few of my single shadows in it, 4 Wet 'n' Wild, 2 MUA and 4 Milani. I am hoping having them in a palette now will make me use them more!

NYC Liquid Eyeliner* - After raving about how brilliant the Essence liner is last week (it still is!) I received this a few days ago and.... oh my. Essence's liner has a rival!! This seems great so far, yay!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk - I rarely use this. It will be my eyeshadow base this week.

No.7 Extreme Length Mascara - A small mascara I got in a gift set. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

BarryM Toffee Lipgloss - The safe lip choice!

Miners Fashion Matte Lipstick Coral - I didn't wear this last week, oops! Must try harder!

Have a great week everyone!
*PR Sample

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sunday Night Make Up Shake Up #33

I promised myself this week that I would get up at least one post during the week... yet look where we are! No posts between the make up shake ups. I seem to have so much on at the minute, and blogging just has to take a back seat sometimes. I have such a full schedule over the next few weeks too, I will have to try and manage my time a bit better!

Here is this week's selection...

Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish -  I usually prefer mattifying primers, but I will try and use this sample this week, and see how it goes. The only thing I dislike about this is the tint; grand when I have fake tan on, like now, but when I am pale it can be... interesting, let's say!!

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation 51 - I haven't been overly impressed with this foundation so far, as it can be drying and the colour is too dark for my natural skin one, even though it's the palest shade!! I used it today and as I have two layers of tan on, it was now too pale! Howeverrrrr, when mixed with Healthy Mix in 52 it was wonderful. Lovely combination.

Bourjois Healthy Mix 51 and 52 - For mixing with the 123 Perfect, and two shades to match my skin tone as it gets paler throughout the week!

Illamasqua Cream Blush Sob - LOVE THIS. Must buy more!!

Vivo Blush with Highlighter Duo Pink Primrose - I love mixing my brush in both sections of this to create a really glowing blusher! Fantastic little item.

NYC Individual Eyes Palette Brown Eyes - I am including this item again this week, as I will be going fairly easy on eyeshadow to save time, so if I do fancy using it, having them all in one palette is easier.

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - I am going to be a terrible beauty blogger and admit that this proabably should be binned, but I am so sentimental I don't want to! This will be its last week of use. Swear.

Essence Liquid Eyeliner Black - After including this in last week's Shake Up I am so glad I did - it's love! I do still love my Maybelline Gel Liner, but with this you don't have to faff about with a separate brush, and the applicator is fairly precise anyway. I didn't bother with flicks really, but love just putting a thin line of this along my upper lash line as a simple everyday look.

Miners Fashion Matte Lipstick Coral - I am not normally very daring with my lip choices, but I adore this bright orange lipstick and want to use it more.

E.L.F. Studio Matte Lip Colour Natural - For the days when I'm not feeling too brave! A gorgeous matte rosy pink colour that I think would suit most ladies. And a bargain from E.L.F., as always!

Have a fantastic week, everyone!