Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My most used makeup in 2014

Hello! Remember me? Probably not, I have been absolutely awful with blogging in the past 6 months and there are no excuses for that. I am back now and with a bit of careful planning I will be much more consistent with blog posts.

2015 is well on its way so its time for a best of 2014 post. I decided that "best" would be far too hard so I've opted for my most used products in 2014. Most of these items have featured on my blog before, but that just shows that they have stood the test of time.

  1. Lorac Pro Palette: A gorgeous palette with 8 matte shades and 8 shimmers, my favourite shade would have to be Gold, but they are all amazing! 
  2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Ozone: The only lip pencil that will prevent lipstick from smearing across my face
  3. Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base: The only eye primer that will ever work for me 
  4. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger with the Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer: This combination makes flawless skin quick and easy to achieve 
  5. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Raspberry: The longest lasting blush I have ever tried, it manages to give me a glowing from within look whilst lasting for hours 
  6. Illamasqua Empower Palette: The palette itself is beautiful and unusual, but the best part of this palette is the shade 'Slik' 
  7. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 7.5: This is well worth the hefty price tag, its buildable and glowy but not shiny. Its perfect.
  8. L'oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara: This is the only mascara that effortlessly coats all of my lashes in one swipe - what more could you ask for? 
  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown: The go to for long lasting, flawless brows
  10. RMS Cream Eye Shadow in Lunar: The best cheek and eye highlight I have ever tried 
  11. Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 04: The best matte bold lip that effortlessly transitions from day to night
  12. Bourjois Liner Feutre Ultra Black Liner: The blackest, longest lasting drugstrore felt tip eyeliner. Holy grail item right here! 
  13. Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara: The only mascara that will make people ask whats on my lashes, it makes my sparse short lashes look like they are fake (and it lasts all night)
There we have my most used makeup products of 2014, I think that next up will be the beauty/skincare edition of this post.

How has your 2014 been?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Autumn Lip Colours

If you didn't know, I'm a huge red lipstick lover but the Autumn months have encouraged me to switch up my lipstick choices.
Here is my collection of most worn/favourite autumn lippies.

  1. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry - A beautiful black berry colour, on the lips it isn't quite so crazy as it has a sheer-buildable formula 
  2. Korres Lipstick in Wine Red - Another old favourite of mine, its a creamy berry red colour. The sheer formula means its easy to wear all day, every day 
  3. Mac Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up - This lipstick is one of the first pinks that I've liked on my skin-tone, its a slightly brown toned pink which means it isn't too crazy for daily wear! 
  4. Mac Matte Lipstick in Diva - A deep purple toned red, its definitely not for those who are afraid to wear a bold lip. If you aren't afraid it is a beautiful colour for autumn evenings
  5. Mac Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo - The cult favourite blue toned matte red lip 
  6. Mac Matte Lipstick in Chilli - I can't believe that I didn't get this colour sooner, its an amazing brick red colour that leans slightly more to the orange shade
  7. Inglot Cosmetics Matte Lip Pencil in 34 - This is a super matte lip pencil which is my personal favourite type of lip product as it doesn't budge. Its a a beautiful mauve-berry colour which goes beautifully with my red glasses! 
  8. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 - The notorious reddish berry shade,  its a perfect balance - not too dark but not quite bright

Have you any autumn lip suggestions? 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

My Best Friends Wedding, Part 1:

Please ignore the clutter in the background - weddings mean messy rooms! 

The bride and I. Awful picture of myself but I'm happy to show you all (please don't laugh!) 

As you may be able to tell from the title of this post, one of my best friends was getting married. Indian weddings come with a huge amount of planning and stress, but its all worth it when you get dressed up for all the amazing events. The first event being her Mehndi Night (Henna night), traditionally the mehndi night is for the bride and her close friends and family to have their Henna done in preparation for the wedding, but over the years its evolved into a girly party filled with stories, dancing and food (hers included a chocolate fountain!)

The mendhi night was switched up a bit, it included making hand shaped cookies and decorating them in Henna patterns - with icing. Yum!

As per usual I opted for a red lip, Russian Red, to match with some of the red in my outfit. I went quite subtle with my eyes, choosing a subtle colour but a good deal of sparkle.

I absolutely adore dressing up in my indian finery, it gives me the opportunity to go wild with makeup, hair and clothing. Unfortunately I have no photos of my outfit but I will be sure to post some more wedding photos soon!

How do you do weddings? Do you go all out with makeup? 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Septmeber Favourites + Update

I know I've been gone for quite some time, in fact it feels like I've been gone forever and it sucks. I'm not going to bother you with excuses because none of them are really good enough, all I can say is that I am back now and I hope you wont mind seeing my face around Bloglovin' again.
I won't be able to blog quite as often as I'd like because I am working full time so weekends are going to be my allocated blogging period.

Now that all that is out of the way, lets get on to the good stuff. Whilst I've been gone I have bought a LOT of beauty products, its fair to say I've gone a bit insane. So here are some of my brand-new (to my collection at least) top picks:

First I'd like to talk about the beauty that is my Tom Ford Lipstick in Indian Rose (£37), its ridiculously overpriced but so-so-so beautiful. The colour, smell and packaging are divine, if you're feeling like treating yourself I'd definitely recommend a TF lipstick. Next for the lips is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Endless Purple 04 (£10.00). The Sephora Lip Creams are absolutely wonderful, they're affordable, long-lasting and the colours don't disappoint, myself and my sister now own all of their matte offerings so suffice to say we love them. The colour Endless Purple doesn't seem to receive as much hype as the rest and I'm not sure why, its a gorgeous colour that even my boyfriend approves of!

Now for the beauty that is the Nars And God Created The Women Palette (£40.50), the colours are perfect and the pigment is creamy and intense - its amazing all round. Also from Nars are the Dual Intensity Eyeshadows in Desdemona and Himalia (£21), once again Nars never disappoints, the shadows are gorgeous in texture and application both wet and dry. I find using my ring finger easiest for dry application and a flat brush for wet. The Sephora Crease Shadow Brush ($18) is wonderful for blending out all of these shadows within seconds.

Onto the eyeliners: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($18) for the perfect cateye and the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner (£15) for the tightline. They go on amazingly and don't budge which is all I ask for from an eyeliner.

What have you been loving lately? 

Friday, 8 August 2014

July Favourites

Can you believe that its already August? Its ridiculous how quickly time has been flying but luckily I've had enough opportunities to play around with makeup.

If you know about makeup, you know about the Lorac Pro Palette (£38). Its the hardest palette to get a hold of, even if you live in the US, and in the UK its virtually impossible. I managed to track down a website that stocks it and I snapped it right up. Its totally worth the price and the hype, theres not a single colour in the palette that I don't love and the quality is amazing. I've been unable to use any other eyeshadows this month so I think that speaks for itself.

Underneath these shadows I've been religiously using my faithful Nars Smudge Proof Eyshadow Primer which has been completely saving my eye looks. I'm able to wear eyeshadow for 12+ hours without worrying about it budging or creasing. Its also completely eradicated creasing of my under eye concealer which is awesome!

To finish of my eye-looks without the use of false lashes I've been turning to the Fairydrops Mascara (£18.50) which I picked up from the Topshop BeautyMart. I remembered hearing a lot about this mascara from some of my favourite Asian beauty Youtubers years ago so I thought I'd give it a shot. Its intended to transform short, straight, 'asian' lashes into long thick voluminous lashes, and oh-boy does it do that! This mascara has given me the ability to have false looking lashes - more so than the Benefit They're Real Mascara! It also holds the curl, doesn't flake and lasts all day. All in all, its amazing.

Finally, as I'm sure you know I'm in love with my Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Ozone to ensure that my lipstick stays in place all day. Over the top of this I've loved the Mac Russian Red Lipstick, it was my graduation day lipstick so I think its going to be one of those treasured - memory filled lipsticks in my collection.

Have you tried these? What are your favourite products? 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ombre Eyeliner

I absolutely love this Ombre Blue-Teal eyeliner look I created the other day whilst testing out the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush(£5.99). I used the blue and green colours from the Sleek 'The Original' Palette(£7.99) to create this look.

I first used my Bobbi Brown Black Gel Eyeliner with the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush to create a base for the colour and map out the line. I then used the same brush in the Sleek palette, to intensify the colour I used some of my contact lens liquid as a mixing medium. I finished of the eyes with a tiny bit of a cut crease look using a grey-brown shade from the palette.

I have to say that I was pretty damn chuffed with myself for creating such a cool look. I think that this is extremely wearable as it is just a twist on the usual black winged liner. You could try this look out with any colour of your choice, I may try green next!

What colour would you choose for this look? 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

I Graduated!

This week I finally graduated. After 4 years of university, 2 different universities and a crazy 4 years I finally had the chance to dress up and robe up for the big day. I was terrified that I would trip and fall, I seriously had multiple visions of myself stumbling or nose diving on the stage, but somehow I made it through and even managed to look (almost) graceful.

Me being me I dressed up in this ASOS Salon Audrey Dress (£85) and my rather high Zara heals that I got on sale for £19.99. I absolutely adore the dress and it unintentionally matched perfectly with the sash of my gown,  I have to say I felt pretty good about that fact! I went for a subtle makeup look but tied the look together with Mac Russian Red on my lip because I don't do subtle lips.

The whole graduation experience was amazing and was much more exciting than I expected it to be. The only problem on the day was I felt like I was melting, the gown is extremely heavy and hot especially when the weather was about 28 degrees! Beware of that if you're graduating soon!

Are you graduating soon and if so do you have a dress picked out? Good luck if you are!