it’s such a gorgeous day outside and i’m sat, still in my jammies, abusing my sky+ planner. February was such a quick month, and when i said this someone replied “oh that’s cause it’s got less days!”. No smart ass, it’s got like 3 less days than any other month but in this case only two less days than any other month…
in February i was loving…
*New Girl Zooey Deschanel is slowly becoming one of my favourite actresses. I love love love New Girl. i now want to live with those three guys. It makes a Friday night in more bearable. I’m actually watching last nights episode again, i loved it. If you haven’t watched it, i suggest you do!
*Rules of Engagement i don’t know how comedy can get any better than David Spade and Patrick Warburton. I love David Spade in 8 Simple Rules as CJ, so when i seen that he was in Rules of Engagement i HAD to watch it, then when i seen Patrick Warburton (Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules and the voice of Joe in Family Guy) was in it, i was already online watching it. It is hysterical! WATCH IT WATCH IT WATCH IT!
*Bobbi Brown Mini Brights Palette i got this for my 21st, but as you know i have a disgraceful amount of eyeshadows so i need to rotate ha! this season is all about pastels and the colours in this cute palette are perfect.
*Soap and Glory Righteous Butter i use this after i’ve showered and used the pulp fiction scrub from S&G, this is one of the company’s first products. i remember first buying it when i worked at those Tiny Taxi’s in braehead. i will not go on about how much i love the products or the smell. but this is actually one of the best moisturisers i have ever used. i always have really dry skin, but after i started using this as often as i do now, i have noticed my skin is soft and hydrated. i would recommend this moisturiser above any expensive brand one. S&G have just brought out a LITRE tub of this. i’m dying to finish this one so i can buy it!!
*Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow – Fantasme i love love love this eyeshadow. i bought it in Gran Canaria last year, but recently i’ve been wearing it more often. i always wear it over a really bright colour. But last week i wore it over Mac – Carbon eyeshadow. And it was really nice .it is really long lasting, it’s not like a pigment that will fall out or smudge it’s a gel formula and it stays in place all night. i’ve never wore it on it’s own but it’s like a glitter so i’d always recommend it be worn over a colour, because i also think that over a colour it really pops.
*iPhone apps – Instagram andPicFrame
i got instagram a while ago but i just got PicFrame this morning and i’m loving them. they’re both really easy to use, and they work really well together. you can use PicFrame then send them to Instagram to edit them and post them on your account. Both apps cost 69p, which isn’t much if you aren’t completely skint! i am obsessed. I suggest you download them if you have an iphone right now!
my mum called me about 2 hours ago to tell me to do some housewifely chores…but instead i’ve been making a playlist for Linda’s houseparty, i’ve showered, eaten a load of crap and wrote this blog. i also have to make some dinner, so i should scoot!
I wanted to do a blog on my eyeshadow palettes (don’t get excited – i have 3!) but also a blog on the look i done on my eyes for my friend Allan’s 21st. Both would be short and boring so i just mushed them. Hope you enjoy.
My Eyeshadow Palettes
First up COASTAL SCENTS 88 MATTE PALETTE
I bought this off eBay for £25!! TWENTY FIVE!! Can’t believe it! I heart eBay! This palette is amazing, it’s got every colour for every look for every occasion for every part of the face. The light colours are great for highlighting, the brown/bronzer colours are great for contouring, the pink/purple/reds are great for the lips (apply lipgloss, then with a lip brush just apply over the lip gloss). The colours are so, so pigmented, it is great and they are so fun to work with!
FRONT COVER RAINBOW EYES PALETTE
I bought this in Boots for £15 (usually £30, woo! half price! BARGAIN!). My favourite are the five at the top where you can make a natural every day/every night look. This is a look i created and added to my youtube channel (amateur video but hope you enjoy the look). Gossip Girl – Blair Waldorf Makeup Look – Nude, Natural, Pretty
The colours, i hate to say, arent as pigmented as i’d hope – sad face – but if you wear primer definetly and apply enough it should work fab!
SMASH BOX PALETTE This hardly looks touched. To be fair, i haven’t used it much really. I got it on the plane to Zante last year and i have used to about 5 times since! So it’s not a “favourite” but its a palette i have. It comes with the smashbox photo lid primer, which i have used loads and its really god! It came with an Eye Wish Look Book which has loads of looks for you to try, whenever i’ve used this palette i’ve used the book and the looks have worked out really well!! I will try it more and maybe do a review on it? Perhaps.
(Please so ignore the blemish about my eye, only the eye make up had been done. Also picture quality isn’t good!)
I was wearing to this party a pink dress i got from Zara and I was accesorizing with black. So i went for black eyes, nude lips!
For the eyes:
Urban Decay primer potion applied all over the lid and below. Using Benefits Talent Brush and MAC eyeshadow in Carbon, patting the colour all over the lid, then use the very tip of the brush to shape out the wing, then fill the shape out. Bring the wing down to lower lash line and using a cotton bud just to blur out the harsh lines. I then used the No7 Smokey Eyeliner brush to slightly blur the edges of the shape on the lids.I then applied a thick layer of Lancome’s Le Crayon Khol in Noir to the the top and bottom waterlines and right into the corner of the eye. After that i used CoverGirl LashBlastFusion mascara and moved onto the faced.
Finished look. Just without good picture quality!! (i need to not take pictures in front of my pink feature wall as the colour reflects and i look right red in the face!!)
The rest of the face:I used Estee Lauder double wear in Pale Almond, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze and NARS blush in Orgasm and Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink. Then i applied MAC Viva Gaga II with a Gap lipgloss over it for added shine. I also used the Shimmer Brick and a small eyeshadow brush to contour my nose and my MAC 168 crush to contour my cheek bones.
Hope you enjoyed this blog, and this look. Chat soon!