Sunday, 25 April 2010

NOTD Barry M Pale Purple

Just got my hands on the new Barry M shade Pale Purple (308) this week and thought I would do a NOTD for you all. Its a really pretty pale purple (like the name suggests!) with a slightly pink undertone to it. I love it!

with flash (looks a little more pink here than in real life)

no flash

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend :)


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Neal's Yard Haul

A couple of weeks ago I heard about Marie Claire offering 20% off Neal's Yard products so I went and bought the magazine and made an order last week, which I received today!
I have been using Neal's Yard products since last September and had just started to run out so this was perfect timing!

What I ordered:
  • Nourishing Orange Flower Night Cream
  • Orange Flower Water (repurchase)
  • Orange Flower Facial Polish (repurchase)
  • Orange Flower Facial Wash
They also sent me samples of the Orange Flower Night Cream, White Tea Facial Mask and Frankincense Hydrating Cream! Who doesn't love free samples :)

(Click image to enlarge)

I have extremely dry skin and have been using the Orange Flower Water, Orange Flower Facial Polish and Jasmine Enriching Cream (which I use at night) since September and have really seen an improvement in my skin, its not as dry and flaky any more. This time I decided to try out the Orange Flower facial wash and night cream as I have really been liking other products in the Orange Flower range.

I can especially recommend the Orange Flower Facial Polish for those of you that have dry skin as it exfoliates gently to get rid of any flaky skin without drying your face out like many other scrubs I have used in the past.

Has anyone else been using Neal's Yard products? What are your favourites?


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Its been a long time....

Wow it really has been a while since I last posted something! I've been so busy lately at university that I just didn't have time :( Thank to the people who commented asking where I was! I just handed in a really important essay on Friday and went out to celebrate so thought I would show you my EOTN! Hope you like it!

I still can't manage to put mascara on without getting it on my eyelid! lol

Here's what I used:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a primer
  • MAC Paintpot in Indianwood all over the lid
  • MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow on the lid
  • From the Coastal scents 88 pallette: 1 on the outer half of my lid and slightly above the crease, blended into expensive pink. I mixed 2 and 3 and used it to line my lower lash line. I then brought the colour up into my crease and the outer v. Finally I used 4 in the outer v to add a little more depth. (It's a shame the camera doesn't really pick up all of that work!)
  • I used L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss to line my upper lash line and Bourjois Kohl & Contour in Ultra Black in the waterline.
  • I finished off with a few coats of Max Factor False Lash Effect and L'Oreal Voluminous mascaras.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Years Eve FOTN

Happy new year! I hope that 2010 is going to be a great year for all of you :)

I feel like I haven't done a FOTD post for a long time so I thought it would be nice to show you how I did my makeup on New Years Eve.

Face: MAC Studio Sculpt foundation (shade NC45), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (shade Medium Deep)
Cheeks: Body Shop Blush Trio in Warm Sunset
Lips: GOSH Soft'n Shine Lipbalm in Irony
Brows: MAC Brow Shader (discontinued)

Close-up of the eyes:

Eyeshadows: MAC Electra all over the lid and inner corners, MAC Freshwater on outer half and bottom lashline, MAC Smut in crease, dark brown/black from the Coastal Scents 88 palette in outer corner and MAC Shroom as brow highlight.
Liner: L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Black on upper lashline and Rimmel Kohl eye pencil in Black on waterline.
Lashes: Eyeko mascara and Ardell Fashion Lashes Demi Wispies (which I love but my pair got messed up in my bag after I took them off in the middle of the night - lesson learnt: always put your lashes back in their case if you ever want to use them again!)

I hope you have all been enjoying the festive season and make sure to post your NYE makeup looks too, I love seeing them!