Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Pick Me Up Products

Hello Guys,

I needed some retail therapy recently and it always helps when makeup is involved. I just picked up some products that I was running out of and thought I would recommend some of the stuff to you guys.

Firstly, lets start with basics. You guys know how i'm obsessed with L'Oreal products. I got the L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist which is basically a setting spray which sets makeup! This product is definitely 10/10 for me, I've gone through two bottles now! I use it after I apply my concealer and then once more before highlight. No wonder why i'm rinsing the bottle.

I also got the L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base which is a primer. I prep n' prime my face before putting any makeup and after moisturizing my face (skin routine post coming soon). I have heard so many reviews on the primer and i'll give this a high 7/10 for this. I'm still getting used to changing my primer from BarryM to L'Oreal.

In Boots, L'Oreal had 3 for 2 on all their products. So I thought I should give one of their new mascaras a go. I got the L'Oreal miss Hippie Mascara and it has such a thick brush. I think i'll give this product a 6/10 because it is £6.99 on its own and my lashes look lengthy but not too voluminous. I don't mind having products like this because when you're rushing for work, you just need to put anything on quickly. Good makeup tip when you're in a rush - mascara, concealer and some good nude lip gloss; easy combo.

And of course there's NYX in Boots now. So, as it's Summer, I needed some more colour! The NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner! I literally just picked up the brightest colours I could. I can't wait to show you guys the looks I have created using this. 9/10 the pigment and colour is so vibrant. 1 point deducted because it is a bit watery.

My next purchase was the NYX Eyebrow Gel - OMG seriously guys please invest your £5.50 on this product. This literally has changed my eyebrow game, so pigmented! 10/10

Finally, best till last. I casj went to the perfume aisle. Got myself YSL Mon Paris perfume. It smells so fresh, very fruity and sweet. I'm really not into sweet perfumes but I love this smell, the fruity smell overcomes the sweet. 

Thanks for reading guys. You'll see the pictures soon with these products on my Instagram.


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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Crown Eyeshadow Challenge with an Asian Twist

Hello All,

I know i'm quite late in regards to this challenge but I thought I'll just let you guys know if you're feeling creative randomly like me then you can try this out. I have spontaneous outbursts when it comes to makeup and I love just going 'hands-on' and try and create something on the spot. What better way to be creative then do the Crown Eyeshadow Challenge

Obviously it's quite random but that's what I am! I'm gonna give you guys the tips and tricks I used to create this look (disclaimer: I did not watch any YouTube tutorials on this challenge but saw a picture on Instagram of the look)

Firstly, I primed my eyelids with my BarryM primer and then I used Jane Iredale Colour Corrective Palette in 'Beige' 

Then I wanted to set the concealer with some loose powder so I used my YSL Souffle D'Eclat in '4'. This helped with the base before I started caking myself in eyeshadow.

Firstly, you have to create an eyeshadow base (this is kinda like the background effect to the crown). I used the Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette in shade 'ND080' which was the burgundy brown colour (middle row, one down from the top)

Then, I had to shape the crown out, using hand - eye coordination. It's not as easy as it looks, because your eyelids are not flat e.g. like you can draw on your cheeks quite easily. It's not the same for your eyelids. I was struggling quite a bit whilst my sister was too busy laughing at me thinking i'm some sort of weirdo. Anyways, draw out the crown. I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner in '005 Nude'. Then after drawing the crown out, I had to colour the crown in again using the Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette in shade 'ND070' which was the glittery orange colour, can't explain how well pigmented this palette is (first row, one down from top). 

After this, I used the Elf Expert Liquid Liner in 'Copper'. This was just to enhance and outline the crown. 

Now for the ASIAN TWIST - I couldn't find any stick on diamante anywhere. So in an Asian household what do you do? Dive straight into your Asian cupboard where you have that old vintage jewellery hidden catching dust - and that's where your BINDIYAASSSS are! So that's how I managed to get the little diamonds on my crown! Literally shredding my bindis apart to create this look. LISTEN, if you wanna be creative, all the components to your creativity is lying around in your room. You don't need to always buy something and 'get the look'. Rummage in your house!

Anyways thats my Crown Eyeshadow Challenge done! I got some more pictures on my  INSTAGRAM so follow me there to find out more.


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