Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sleek Glory Palette Review

Glory is the latest offering from Sleek Cosmetics!

I love the theming of this product!  I'm totally obsessed with anything vaguely Olympics-themed so this is right up my street!  Let's have a look inside...

And here are some close-up's...

Now, when I first saw the quite random selection of colours I thought it was poorly thought out.  However, I think that they have tried to appeal to a wide range of people with this; want a bright look? Check.  Want a bronzey daytime look? Check.  Want a smokey eye? Check.  They really seem to have covered all bases with this palette.  It's also a mixture of metallic and matte textures, although the majority of shades have a metallic finish.

Here are some swatches, over bare skin with no base or primer...

Pretty, ain't they?!

Most of the colours are smooth and pigmented.  The grey and the red, which incidentally are the matte shades, are drier in texture, however they can't be built up over a base if you have the patience.

I decided to do a video review of this product, and I have also filmed a simple tutorial...

Here are a couple of quick snaps of the look!

So, do you have this palette? What do you think?

And, most importantly...are you looking forward to The Olympics?? :)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Best of British Giveaway!


I decided that a giveaway was long overdue on my blog, and with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee just gone and the Olympic Games about to start, I thought I would pick out some of the best make up bits that the UK has to offer!

One lucky winner will win the following loot!
MAX Factor Mini Nail Polish - Fantasy Fire
MUA Professional Eyeshadow Palette - Heaven and Earth
Vivo Pearl Eyeshadow - Espresso
beautyuk Glam Nails - Soft Lilac
MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm - Sugar Lips

I also intend to pick up a Sleek palette of the winners choice (subject to availability)

It is easy peasy to enter, simply use the form below.

Importantly, this is an international giveaway!  
Also, you MUST follow this blog to enter!
Giveaway closes Sunday 29th July

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday Manicure...errr on a Wednesday!

I know, I know...but Wednesday manicure doesn't quite have the same ring to it!

I've been getting well and truly sick of this damp, grey weather so I've been consoling myself by painting my nails in summery and sparkly colours! I must say it does lift my spirits a wee bit every time I look at them!

I applied Peach Satin by Barbara Daly (available in Tesco), which is a pretty peach...funnily enough! It's a cream finish and is pretty much opaque in 2 coats. Not content with that, I then applied the Saffron chunky gold glitter over the top. I picked this up at a market recently for a bargainous £1 however it's for sale on eBay here

What do you think? I think there is something quite sophisticated about the colour combination. All day at work the girls were asking me what I had on my nails!

Take care

Heather x

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sleek Tutorial - Circus Brights!


My quest to make use of all of my Sleek palettes continues!  This time, I'm using the Circus palette.  To see my last tutorial, using the Curacao palette, click here for blog post and here for YouTube tutorial

Not exactly an everyday look!! Haha

Products Used
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Illamasqua Skin Base No9
Illamasqua Concealer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Mineralise Blush in Warm Soul
No7 Vital Enlightening Highlight Powder

elf Eyelid Primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Sleek Circus Palette
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Black Liner
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara

NYX Round Lipstick in Paris

Loved doing this bright look on such a cloudy grey day!
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