Thursday, 29 April 2010

First Giveaway!

Here's my first little giveaway:




You get a mini blue eyeliner, a red nail polish and a turquoise shimmery eyeshadow in a cute tin which you can see on my 'Boots 17 finds' post, for some reason the tin photo I took for this photo kept coming out upside down!

This is the close up of the eyeshadow


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3: Write 'enter me' in the comments!



I did get the products out of the packaging to photograph them for this post but haven't used or actually touched the products at all.


As the item was free I will ship internationally to possibly give someone who doesn't have access to 17 in their country a chance to try it, the winner will be chosen at random.

Good Luck!


Love

Laura

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Barry M pastel nail paints



I may be wrong but I think some of these are the 'ice cream' colours which have been much talked about lately, the barry M website displays both 'berry ice cream' and 'pale purple' so I don't know about that one. Hmmm very confusing.

Anyway on the bottle we have:
Pale Blue 306, Pale Yellow 307 and Pale purple 308- those numbers do correspond with the ice cream colour codes on the website but the names do not, and yes, I bought them in Superdrug not some dodgy internet place!

The are all much darker than I imagined, if you want true pastel ice cream shades try the China Glaze up&away collection polishes, they are 10 times more pastel than these are! Here's the Barry M's close up:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

NOTD- Essie Chinchilly





This is like You don't know Jaques!'s pastel baby!


I've never had an Essie polish before, in the salon I work in we use Zoya, and I've always had a love for OPI and China Glaze, and the occasional dabble with MAC, Chanel and Barry M polishes. It's fair to say I am a nail polish snob and have high standards but this hasn't dissapointed.

I'd read about this pale taupy colour for a while and thought it was time to pick it up, my pictures aren't doing it justice to be honest- it's much more pastel in person.


In Sunlight it's taupe tendencies are more apparent:

If you're a fan of you don't know Jacques by OPI then you have to pick up this little honey for Summer.
As with all Salon polishes you have to use two coats to get the true colour out.


Are there any more Essie colours I should be on the look out for?


love


Laura

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

FOTD- Art Supplies Lipstain




I'm loving the MAC Art Supplies lipstain marker I picked up last week so thought I'd do this FOTD with it, I paired 'Runway Ripened' lipstain marker with a bit of balm on top and went for a neutral eye but strong brows, here's the kit:




Face
Revlon photo ready foundationin 'shell'
Bobbi Brown creamy concealer and corrector
Elf all over cover stick in 'pink lemonade'

Eyes
Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil in dark brown
Boots 17 eyeshadow trio in 'in the nude'
MAC pearlglide liner in 'Black Line' from Art Supplies
L'oreal Voluminous mascara in black

Lips
MAC lipstain marker in 'Runway Ripened' from Art Supplies
Carmex lipbalm applied after the stain had become touch dry

A close up of the lipstain itself:



I'm wearing 're-fresh mint' nail polish from China Glaze's up & away collection in case you wnated to know!

Have you tried the MAC lipstains yet?

love


Laura

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Another SS10 catwalk inspired look

So last month I did a post entering NV Beauty's contest for editorial, catwalk inspired make up looks, she's extended the contest for another week now so I'm entering again as I have nothing else to do!

Once again, this is a totally unwearable look, as this time I have buttons glued to my face:


This is inspired by the pastel fashion trend which is big for beauty as well as we all know, and also the doll-style looks at Luella and the out-there costume style accessories from versace and galliano.





I know buttons aren't particularly on trend but they are pastel for one thing and button down skirts were seen a lot on the catwalk. I did a search and I can't find any evidence of anyone sticking buttons over their eyebrows before, so I think that qualifies this as a unique idea!


So yeah, you can't leave the house like this clearly but it is my interpretation of the pastel trend, and I am a lil bit mad I suppose :)

So the important things I used are
1: for the face, No7 illuminating lotion mixed with foundation, and Elf color stick in pink lemonade, a whole bunch of highlighting products as I wanted a really sheeny look for the skin, like a doll.
2: For the eyes, the mint green and icing colour are from the MAC Graphic garden palette, there's a bit of rosy outlook e/s in there too and delft paint pot which is turquoise as the liner. Those are Elf false lashes, they came in the flirty eyelash set.



3: lips were a mix of L'oreal shine gelee lipstick in pretty peach with barry m 101 to make it a real pastel peach.

4: Brows- not that you're going to want to recreate this but I nuded out my brows with the Elf eye primer & liner sealer product, (obviously using the primer end) so you couldn't see any brows poking through the buttons, and to protect them from the eyelash glue! Then glued individual buttons from my Mum's button tin with eyelash glue and pressed them on.


*My eyebrows are undamaged from this experience and the buttons have been cleaned and put back in the tin*