Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sand & Sea Eye Of The Day... using Sleek & Urban Decay

Hey guys, It's been too long since I've posted looks! Getting back into it with avengence now!

I was playing around with makeup earlier and this is basically what I came up with :) I live on an Island so spend most of my time down the beach! This is a look to remind me that summers just around the corner! Can get back to the beach soon, wohoo!

I first primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion and then added a light layer of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk over my eyelid as a solid base for the eye shadows.

All the eye shadows I used were from Sleek's Ultra Matts V2 Palette which I LOVE! I love all of the Sleek palettes I have, the pigment and blendability of the colours are amazing and the price is fantastic! Totally worth it and great for beginners; You can get so many looks out of just one Palette!
I used Dune in the inner third of my eyelid and blended it into Orbit, which I used to cover the rest of my eyelid and also take it over the crease. To define the crease I used Ink and smoothed out the edges with Pillow Talk. This alone was a beautiful look but I added a little bit of shimmer by using SideCar from Urban Decay over the inner half of my eyelid.
I followed on the line of Orbit under my lower lash line just to finish the look off. To me, if there's no colour under the lower lash line, it just looks unfinished! I didn't go the whole length of my lash line though because it makes your eyes look closed off and a lot smaller. By stopping just under the pupil it will make your eyes look a lot bigger and brighter!
For eyeliner, I've done a double line and wing using 2 Gel Eyeliners from E.L.F. The first one I used was a turquoise blue with a slight gold shimmer in D20 (It doesn't say a name sorry) and the second with a navy blue called Midnight.
To finish it off I used MAC Plush Lash Mascara and Urban Decay, Perversion 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner just on my waterline.
I hope you like the look! Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. I like finding new blogs at the moment so if you've got one please send me a link!
Love & Peace x

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hair Update!

So basically I have destroyed the pigment in my hair. This summer I thought it would be fun to experiment for festival season with my hair colour, and then I got a teeny tiny bit addicted... Instead of telling you all the colours I went through, I'm just going to show you...

What my wonderful Mother said I reminded her of!
I'm the one on the left by the way...


After a while of my hair being Blue it went GREEN!


And the pigment wouldn't come out! No matter what I did (used anti-dandruff shampoo and tried tomato ketchup!) So I couldn't go straight back to blonde, instead this happened...
It's quite a nice, reddy brown colour and I'm loving it at the moment! It's started to fade a bit so shouldn't be too long until I can go blonde again and start dying it random colours for festivals... because I know it's going to happen....
All the crazy colours were Crazy Colors hair dye and they worked really well, but I don't think I'll be rushing to dye it blue again anytime soon! The pigment locked into my hair and left my blonde locks green! So unless you're going to cover it up with a darker colour, be warned!
Just a quick post today, got a few ideas in my head that I want to blog about but still thinking...
Hope everyone's good!
Love & Peace x

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Happy Endings...

Hello blogging world! Wow this is weird, I haven't done it in so long! I don't want to bore you with why I haven't blogged in ages but I basically lost all motivation and people brought me down. However, It's a new year and I have beautiful people in my life that make me smile and give me the encouragement I need to pursue my love of makeup! I feel like a very lucky girl!

Seeming I haven't done a makeup look in so long for you guys, I thought I'd start the year with one! I haven't really done them recently because I haven't had a decent camera but my wonderful boyfriend has kindly lent me his! Isn't he a sweetie...

I couldn't be happier with the quality of the pictures! I'm so fussy when it comes to lighting etc that it's nice I can relax so much with a camera! Please Click on the pics for a better look! They look amazing, I hate how they come up so small on here!


I've fallen in love with an OPI nail polish called Rally Pretty Pink, which is a gorgeous pinky, purple shimmer with a golden duo chrome, I would of uploaded a picture of it but it's a bitch to photograph so apologies! Anyway, my look is basically based on that polish, which I thought might be a cool idea for a makeup series? Corresponding makeup to your favourite nail polish... what do you guys think? (that's if anyone reads this! If you're like me, you just look at the pictures!)

The shadows are all a bit of a mix really. I started with Urban Decay PP, NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk and then patted on the purple shade from the Sleek Idivine Acid palette all over my eyelid and blended it out with MUA's shade 18. To draw attention to the centre of my eye I used Highness from Sleeks Ultra Matts V2 palette in the outer and inner corners of my eye and also lightly in the crease and blended out on my lower lash line. This alone looks amazing, but I love a bit of sparkle so I added UD's Half Baked to the centre of my eyelid and slightly blended it out. To Finish off I used Pillow Talk from Sleek's V2 palette as a brow highlight, UD's Perversion eyeliner pencil and Mac's black lash Push Lash mascara.

I didn't really know what to do with my lips so I went GOLD! I started with Natural Nymph from ELF, then applied a clear lipgloss and patted on Urban Decay's Half Baked eyeshadow. Finally I added Fairy Cake lipgloss from Butter London and lips are done. PS: WEIRD uploading a photo of my lips. I hate them!


And that is that! Look done :) I forgot how much I LOVE playing around with makeup and trying new things! I've recently bought loads from Urban Decay (fallen in love <3 again!) and can't wait to try out the Glinda Palette!

I think I'm gonna do a quick post from my phone at some time, just to show you all the looks I've done and stuck on instagram (soo lazy) because I really loved some of them! But I'm definitely going to start photographing them properly for you guys!

I hope you like it and can't wait to do another look! Please let me know what you think by writing a comment below :)

Love as always! x