Sunday, 26 August 2012

Real Techniques.

So it's taken me quite a while to get on the 'Real Techniques' hype, but I purchased my first brush..the expert face brush, and I have to say I'm blown over!
Designed by on of the pixiwoo sisters,pro makeup artists and youtube phenomenons, Samantha Chapman helped create brushes to give a flawless finish look!

I find this brush blends the foundation so quick and easily, even my more difficult to work with foundations such as the Rich Liquid FoundationThe design of the brush handle makes it easy to hold and it also stands up which is convenient. I bought this brush for £11 from an ebay seller but they are also in sale in boots and in lots of online shops :) One of the things I love about these brushes is they are so affordable! 

I have my eyes on the 'Starter Set' as the brushes look amazing for eyeshadow/brows and concealer! :) I have a feeling the Real Techniques brushes are going to be my go-to brushes! :D

Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes?

Friday, 17 August 2012

Botany Bay!

So for anybody that doesn't know, Botany Bay is an amazing shopping centre-ish place in Chorley :) It has five huge floors filled with amazing things, all a range of prices!

A random google photo!
The bottom floor is my FAVOURITE I lovelovelove it! It's all old fashioned layout and shops full of vintage things from war memorabilia to vinyl's to sweet shops and clothes and so much more! :) Then the other 4 floors are things like furniture and then there's also a bit of vintage chucked everywhere too :)
Sorry I don't have any pictures to show you how awesome it is! :(

So this is what I bought..

And the sunglasses were £2! :) bargain right?!

Have you had any jewellery steals lately? :~)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation review.

Hi guys,
What would you say to a foundation that makes skin look flawless and gives amazing coverage-no concealer needed? Tell me more I'm guessing?
I have been using this foundation everyday since I bought it to give it a fair trial.
I have to say that after reading a few reviews on it I was a little worried and didn't know what to expect.
I found that the foundation is difficult to work with-but not impossible! as long as it's applied with a dense brush and blended in well it's a doesn't look cakey and covers up all the bits that need it!

This is a photo of me before and after (bare in mind it is too dark for my skin, and looks a little weird because I have no other makeup on!)

One thing I was worried about was my dry skin, as I thought because it was so thick it would stick to my skin and make it flaky, but I was pleasantly surprised. However, I did find that it sunk into my more larger pores and also made facial hair stand out, but I just brushed the foundation in the direction of the hairs when it was all blended in and that seemed to do the trick! :)
It is most defiantly a MUST to apply a primer with this foundation and let it settle otherwise it would just slide off, especially in hot weather! I would also suggest for those with oily skin to apply a powder afterwards.
Overall I would repurchase this foundation but in 115 instead of 120, I find it works with my skin and will last a long time as you only need a pea sized amount to cover the whole face..any more and it would look cakey, but that's the same with a lot of foundations :) I also found that I didn't need to use concealer with this foundation as it is the highest coverage foundation I have ever tried!
I hope this review helped!


Friday, 10 August 2012

ASOS - Grunge

Love at first sight! 

When I received my ASOS magazine the front page was showing off the new grunge line! Modelled by a beautiful model I'll add :) but oh my word, the clothes.. I love them! I don't think I've ever loved a clothes line so much, al the jumpers, flannel denim and short skirts/shorts. It's my fashion sense in one range :)
Here are my favourite things from the line..

From left to right:
Kimono Cardigan
Burgundy Jeans
Green Slouch Hat
Camouflage Jeans
Knitted T-Shirt Dress
Khaki Snow Wash Jeans
Lace Up Ankle Boot
Army Camo Jacket
Chunky Rib Cardigan

Thursday, 9 August 2012

FOTD - Tea Rose Lips

This look is pretty much my everyday look, winged eye liner with a little of a smoky effect and a nude-ISH lip :)
This is what I used..

I'm loving playing around with the Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation! :)

I love my rack!

About a month or two ago I was on the look out for somewhere to put my clothes, I have a drawer but i find in there my clothes get wrinkled too much! So I trotted off to Argos and found this black and silver rack for under £10! awesome right? :D
It was really easy to assemble and the instructions were easy to follow :) I just think it gives my cramped bedroom a little bit more of a 'me' touch, if that makes sense? anyway it can fit lots of clothes on it(i'd recently had a clear out) and the bottom two bars are very handy for shoes! :)

An easy affordable way to keep your clothes neat and tidy without a wardrobe!  

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Sleek Makeup Ultra Matte Palette V2 Dark.

Ok, so I have been a fan of sleek makeup for a year or so now! Impressed by there pigmented eye shadows,lipsticks and blushes! so of course when I hear about a all matte eye-shadow palette being realest I couldn't wait to get my hands on one! (matte eye shadows being my favourite and hard to come buy in drugstore brands!)
The palette was available in two shades, V1-Brights and V2-Darks. Me being me, I got the dark palette as I don't really wear bright eye shadows!

These are the colours, I absolutely love them! 

Close ups of all the colours :)

Swatches in sunlight..

I have been using this palette ever since it came out! As you can see here a few of them don't look very pigmented which was a little disappointing as my au natural palette was really pigmented. however, they do look a lot better on the eyes, and more pigmented on the eyes. 
  • easy to blend
  • most of them are well pigmented
  • awesome range of colours
  • the palette is sturdy and travel friendly
  • they are a little chalky
  • a couple of the shades aren't as pigmented as I'd like (last two on the top row)
I defiantly don't regret buying this palette, and sleek is still one of my favourite makeup lines :) I'd recommend this palette to someone who wants to experiment with different colours but doesn't want to break the bank, at £7.99 it's a bargain! :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

illamasqua madness!

I can imagine make-up lovers everywhere will have been thrilled to learn of illamasquas latest sale (now ended) 60% off! items from £5-15! I couldn't resist but to purchase something as I have never owned illamasqua makeup before.

Originally I had planned just to get the Rich Liquid Foundation but when it came to ordering I knew I wanted something else, I would of liked to get a red lipstick but all of the ones for sale looked to be too pink or orange toned for me, as I was looking for one to replace my MAC ''Chilli'. So in the end I decided to get the ''Cream Foundation'' too, because after all a girl can never have too many foundations,right? :p

The packaging was awesome, it came in a black cardboard box with the invoice on the top and black tissue paper on top of the products with shredded tissue paper in the box. I just loved all the black, I think it made it look professional!
Cream foundation in 115.
Rich Liquid Foundation in 120.


Left: Rich Liquid Foundation in 120
Right: Cream foundation in 115.

I shall try these out for a while and then have a review on here:) 
hope you enjoyed