Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sleek Safari Look #1

These shadows have the most amazing consistency, almost creamy in texture. They are also well it's a steal at just under £5!

Products Used:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30 mixed with
MAC Mineralise Satinfinish in NW35
Sugar Fix Concealer
Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sleek I-divine Palette in Safari
Prestige Kohl Liner in Black
Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

Mocel Co Lipgloss in Coral


Monday, July 27, 2009

BrushingOnBeauty's Under The Sea Contest Entry!

My inspiration picture

Products Used
Revlon Colorstay in True Beige
EDM Multitasking Concealer
Sugar Tropic Tan (as contour)
Illamasqua Lover Blush

Sleek Ink Pot Gel liner in Glacier (all over lid as base)
Black (crease), Blue (above crease), yellow (lid) and white (highlight) all from 120 palette
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in 100% Black (upper lash line)
Lancome kohl in Le Bleu de Jim (waterline)
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black

elf Super Glossy Lip Shine in Candlelight

YouTube Video:


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fashion Finds #1

Alright, so I know this is a make-up blog, but variety is the spice of life...or so they say!

As you will probably be aware, I fit into the 'plus size' (Grrr I hate that phrase!) clothing category. Hopefully not for much longer and i'll get my butt in gear with this Weight Watchers malarkey! Until then, I still want to look good. No, I don't want to wear sack-like clothes and no, I don't want my big old chunky legs in a mini skirt...I do think there is a middle ground. Here are some thing i'm loving recently!

First up is this beautiful dress by Anna Sholz for Simply Be. I think it would be prefect for summer weddings or special occassions. I love it because it a. Shows off the cleavage and b. is empire line and emphasises the smallest part of the wait, directly under the bust. This is a steal at only £35! Get it here! * Devlivery within Europe

I've come over all retro pin-up with this swimsuit but I firmly believe that this is the most flattering swimsuit on curvy lovelies! I love everything about it! At £34, it doesn't come cheap, but it is classic and will stand the test of time! Get it here! * Delivery within Europe

I saw this top from Evans and instantly thought it was very pretty! The sleeves are great for disguising chunky arms! This would be nice teamed with some dark jeans and heels and some chunky jewellery! Think I am gonna have to cave and go out and buy this, although at £25, it aint cheap ladies! Get it here! * Yes! They ship internationally!

Every girl needs good accessories. This set of mixed bangles would take you from day to night; either wear them all at once or individually. Plus, they are generous around the wrist! No more i-cant-get-this-off-my-wrist panic in the middle of the shop! These will set you back a mere £12! Get them here! *Yes, they ship internationally!

So, thats what I have my beady eye on this week! Did you find this useful? Would you be interested in seeing this again?!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


So I have completely been slacking on the blogging front! The thing is, I have lots to blog about, just no time to do it! We have been experiencing a bit of a heatwave in Scotland at the moment, which is rare! When it does happen, everyone wants to sit around in front of fans and not do much else (or maybe that's just me?!)

A few weeks ago a took a trip into Glasgow, with the view to picking up some MAC Style Warriors goodies. I experienced the usual 'excited-tummy' feeling upon entering but after wandering around for a good 15 minutes, I came out empty handed. Concerned, I quickly headed for SpaceNK but alas after another 10 minutes spent swatching every product in the place, I came out sans pretty white SpaceNK bag filled with goodies. I was starting to panic! Had I lost my make-up mojo?!

In a last ditch attempt to kick start my addiction, I headed to the Debenhams beauty hall and made a beeline for the Illamasqua counter. I was presented with rows upon rows of the most beautiful eyeshadows, blushes, lip and nail products. I was greeted by Natalie, who works on the counter. She has the skin of skin every girl would be jealous of; the colour of caramel and not a flaw in sight! She was also super nice and remembered me from the first time i'd gone in, not long after they opened in Glasgow! I was being drawn to all the pretty blushes so explained that i'd like to try one which gave me a fresh, rosy colour. Natalie asked if I had any colour preference, to which I responded that i'd perhaps like a peach colour. She picked out 2 for me to try, Lover, a pretty peachy apricot shade and Hussy, a gorgeous vibrant pink shade - neither of which I had anything like in my current make-up stash!

She asked if i'd like to try them and sat me down. She applied the first, Lover, and I thought it was very pretty on. Then she tried Hussy, and I also thought it was lovely. In the end, being a Libran and completely lacking in the ability to make decisions, I bought both! She also complimented me on my eye make-up (I had used the Pur Minerals palette) which was very sweet of her! She then tried on one of their pure pigments on my eyes, it was a light green colour, and very pretty! Then she used Mistress lipgloss, mixed with a bit of clear gloss! One word, GORGEOUS! Both products are now firmly placed on my Illamasqua wish list, which is growing daily!!

I have not stopped using these blushes since getting them. I use one or the other, and sometimes I mix them, because i'm like that! They are incredibly finely milled and blend with hardly any effort. The colour payoff is incredible, you need the tiniest amount on a brush (and that's coming from someone who's a bit of a blush addict and doesn't know when to stop!). The packaging is also very stylish, which is a bonus!

So, thanks to Illamasqua for re-igniting my make-up passion! And thanks to Natalie at the Glasgow counter for being so nice! I gave her my blog and YouTube address, so maybe she is even reading this! I will definitely be back!

Lover on your left hand side and Hussy on your right-hand side
Hussy in natural light
Lover in natural light
Have you tried Illamasqua products? What did you think of them?
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