Sunday, 24 January 2010

Weekend freedom, more brights


Ok, so I’m all about weekend brights at the moment. I think it’s a combination of having the freedom to do what I want outside of work and also to convince myself that summer is coming!

I don’t know about you guys but I am so sick of this cold weather. Living in Scotland you have to get used to cold weather but this year it has just gone on forever. Plus my work is not the warmest of buildings. So I’m super fed up of spending my whole day freezing cold. Bring on the warmth already!!!

Any way this is a quick FOTD/EOTD for you guys. I’m still on a mission to find a purple shadow that works for me. This pink/purple is in the Sleek Acid palette. It looks far more pink on than in the palette.
Ok, so it might be a bit in your face and full on but what the hell, it’s the weekend.


As you can see I kept everything else super paled down to combat the bright. Using just a touch of blusher and my new ELF lip stain in Heartbreaker in the lips.

Hope you folks have had a great one. I’m currently watching 24, Jack is back baby!!!

Exxx


Thursday, 21 January 2010

ELFtastic

Sorry for the lack of posts. Things have been all go at the moment. I’m missing my blog reading and seeing what you guys have been up to.

Cosmetic wise I treated myself to a bit of ELF joy the other week. I had been wanting to try out some more of their products as I was quite pleased with the first few things I previously bought. I use their eye brow kit every day as well as the Complexion Perfection. Wasn’t a huge fan of the concealer but liked the highlighter side of it. Also not a massive fan of the blusher and bronzer. However when the offer came up for a free make up kit with any purchase of £15 or over I thought it was about time I got my hands on more.


Firstly I have to talk about the super fast delivery of these goods. Literally ordered it on a Thursday night and it arrived on Saturday morning. Silly quick! So here’s how it turned up. All save, secure and nothing bashed or cracked.

I got myself two make up brushes, one is a smudge brush which is just perfect to blur away liner. The second is an eyeshadow brush. Great brush but I had hoped it was bigger, it was hard to tell on the website. I didn’t notice it they had the measurements on the site, I could have simply missed this. I will get some more but as I’ve just bought a whole bunch of brushes (future post) I will leave that until later.





I also bought two lip stains which I will do a review on later and a black liner which I‘m not too keen on. It did come with a handy sharpener and cost about £1.50 so no biggy. I like if you are after a cheapy black liner Rimmel is the way to go. The Jet Black one I have is super black and cheap.


The free kit funnily enough is my favourite part! The lip glosses I am loving (ok so far I have only tried two but I love them). They set matt which is brilliant and the deep red I am LOVING!!! Did I say this already?
The packet didn’t list the colour names though, which is a bummer if and when I want to re order a specific product. Will have to hunt the website for info on this. I think I will do a post showing the different colours as I am seriously feeling these.

The eyeshadows are neutral enough to be every day wear and I sported the lovely mid gray today and smoked it up.

So folks what’s your favourite ELF product or are you yet to try them.

Hope you are all well! Bring on Friday!
Ex


Sunday, 17 January 2010

Bright weekend

I’m sure I have said it before but weekends for me means colour. I have to be work friendly Monday to Friday, so I love having a play with the brights come Saturday morning. Although I tried to go for a dark colourful look today that had to get wiped straight off again. That’s the joy of make up though, knowing it can be wiped off and started again.


So yesterday I went for a yellow and orange look. I was wanting to use my Illamasqua “paint” pencil which I used on the inner and outer corners of the eye. The shadow used was from the Sleek “Acid” palette.

I then smudged some Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero along the lash lines. The shadows did crease a hell of a lot but as I wanted a smudged up messy look it kinda worked. Either way it was fun and that is the point right? Also I have to say I love the Urban decay pencil. I hadn’t used these before. Super soft and packed with colour. I may have to get more.

With an eye colour this strong I kept everything else quite muted.


So what's your favourite brights at the moment? SI there an eye colour or lippie you love at the weekend?

Hope you all have had a great weekend.
LAxxx


Monday, 11 January 2010

Liner Love - Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Hey there folks, how you doin'?

I just want to declare my love for Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliners. I absolutely adore them. Simply can’t get enough. I know that at £15 a pot they are not the cheapest but they really are worth it in my opinion. Long lasting, packed full of colour and easy to apply. No dragging what so ever on the skin. At the moment I have four in my collection but I will add to this for sure. I have had “Black ink” and “Sepia ink” since March, I use them regularly and I still have lots left. I tend to dip my brush in and give it a good coating and then shut the lid before applying it to the first eye. I do this to try and limit the amount of air getting into the product as I don't want these can dry out.





I recently got another two colours, which I am loving. “Graphite shimmer ink” and “Espresso ink” (see above).


Next time I head to the Bobbi Brown counter I am going to have to go for a brighter colour. As you can see from my wish list I have New Caviar, Ivy Shimmer and Cobalt ink in mind.

So folks how you guys tried these? Love or loath?

What’s your liner love?

Hope you all had a great weekend. I have a little bit of Monday blues, my weekend seemed to flash by. Going to chill out in front of the telly I think.

Exxx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Lipstick Rules Red Lip Giveaway

Hey there folks.

The fabulous Lipstick Rules is having a great red lip giveaway. Just click on her name to follow the link to her page. If you haven't read her blog before follow and enjoy.

Exxxx

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Friend Award



Hey there folks

I have been lucky enough to get some more blog awards.

Rather than give them all out in a oner I think I will save them up. I also need to give out my one Shout out award too as it’s over due. Christmas and New Year over with it’s time to get back on track with these.

The lovely Computergirl gave me this award a wee while back. I wanted to save it for my first award of the year. The thumbs up friend award is so very sweet. So big thanks to Emma for giving me this.

I won’t be nominating anyone for this but rather I nominate EVERYONE.
Anyone who takes time out to read this, thank you and please accept this award from me to you.
You ROCK.

I hope you are having a great start to 2010.
Ex

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Debonair eyes - Illamasqua


Ok so this will be my last Illamasqua post for a little while as it’s now been a four in a row but I had wanted to try their products in so long that I still am super excited about finally getting to. Also I wanted to show you how pigmented the colour is.

(Paint, Debonair, Errant)
I knew that their medium pencils were supposed to be great but I am in love with this colour! Debonair was easily my favourite on first unwrapping them on Christmas day.


I have still yet to try Paint other than on the back of my hand. I just love the strong colour of these pencils. Yes I had to keep topping the waterline up but well, it’s a waterline. With a colour this brilliant I’m more than happy to carry it about and top up when needed. I will have to get more of these once the pennies allow. This was a look I was wearing the other night with surprise, surprise Bitch on the lips. The eyeshadows were from the Sleek Graphite palette.



Hope your having a great week!
Ex


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Diablo Illamasqua Lipstick - I heart it

So I finally tried the other Illamasqua lippie I got for Christmas, Diablo. Once again I have no complaints with this product. The website describes it as a dark wine red, matt finish and that it is. Although I feel it is a little more purple than how it looks in the photos. Like any other dark lipstick it does show up any dry patches on the lips so I would give them a scrub and pop on a bit of lip balm for a few minutes before wiping it off and putting on this bold colour.



I do find that I can be on the lazy side when it comes to reapplying so I tend to wear dark colours only now and then. However this little beauty may make me turn to the dark side more often.
I decided with a colour this strong to keep the eyes simple. I used hardly any shadow on the lid to keep it a liner look. For the cheeks I used a small touch of Diablo again.

So what can I say, I heart Illamasqua.


I do still want to try and find my perfect red. Tacky Blue Eyeshadow did a great post a while back about finding your perfect red for your skin tone (go read if you haven't already) but the trouble is I’m not sure what I am. I think I am a “cool toned with pink undertones”. I feel way to pale to be anything other than “cool” although sometimes I think that perhaps I’m yellowed toned. Trouble is trying lipsticks. I would never EVER try a lippie from a tester in a shop EVER so how to I find my perfect shade without wasting a load of cash on lipsticks I won’t use? The reds I have are more in the orangey side and I do feel they make my teeth look yellow so I will have to try a blue one soon. I have heard that MAC’s Russian Red is a good colour on most so I might treat myself to that soon.
I was thinking I could perhaps take a photo of me smiling and photoshop different shades of red on me to see what tones work! Tee hee


Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year Bitch!

Happy New Year folks!

I hope you all had a great time whatever you were doing and that 2010 bring you big bundles of happiness. The odd cosmetic bit of joy would be nice too (tee hee). My celebrations were quiet and fun. So nice to wake up on the first of January without a killer hangover (just a little tired).




As discussed in my previous post I was lucky enough to get some Illamasqua make up for Christmas. I am adoring every product I got. I thought I would share a photo of my new favourite lipstick, Bitch, I am loving it. Yes it’s not the most striking in your face colour as it is of the nude variety but I can’t get enough. Plus I get to use a little of my GOSH Darling over the top in the middle to give it a little sheen. Always good to be able to use a product you thought you wouldn’t. Doesn’t feel like a complete waste of money now.

Tomorrow I think I will try out my Diablo.


Take care peeps.

Exxx