Monday, 28 November 2011

FOTN- Knock on Wood

I've been totally MIA, sorry guys but my exams start this week and i'm stressed. Stressed to the point my credit card is suffering due to my destressing methods of online shopping when i'm bludging read studying.

Anyways back to the post. Here's a FOTN i came up with for a night out several weeks ago. Ah i miss dressing up, lately its just been moisturizer i.e i look like crap. Such is a life of a uni student;)
Oh well at least i have my online purchases to look forward to.

Face - Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation Sandy Beige, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer Natural Beige, Mac MSFN Medium Dark.
Cheeks - Nars Laguna Bronzer, Milani Baked Blush Berry Amore, Benefit Moon Beam Highlighter.

Eyes - UDPP, Mac Paint Pot Nubile, Wet N Wild Colour Icon Knock On Wood, Benefit BadGal Lash, Mirennese Tight Liner Foxfur Brown.
Lips - Mac l/s Mehr, Nyx Round l/g Pinky Natural.

I have to say I have been loving these Wet N Wild Colour Icon Palettes. They're just so easy to chuck into your  makeup bag and come up with a look without having to dig through your collection. Very blendable and extremely smooth all though, because they're so super soft, when you tap your brush into it beware of it crumbling. 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Nyx Round Lipstick Swatches Part 3

This is a continuation of my Nyx round lipstick collection. You can see swatches previously done HERE and HERE. I picked up a couple more of their older and some new shades they recently came out with. I always tend to pick these up when Cherry Culture has a 20% sale ever so often as I feel these lipsticks are inexpensive and just a great way to play around with different shades witout breaking the bank. 

Just a heads up. I seem to have picked a range of pink lipsticks, but hey, a gal can never have too many pink lipsticks now, can she;)

L to R: Blush, Stella, Chic, Muse and Cocoa

Blush - a cool toned baby pink, the kind that i can easily pull off.

Stella - Another baby pink very similar to blush but slightly brighter, as usual swatches online never do help, oh well thank god i love my pinks!

Chic - hmmm maybe i really wasn't in the right frame of mind when i made this purchase. This is a tad lighter and pinker than blush and a little frosty in real life. 

Muse - a frosty silvery pinky colour that i'm actually not a fan off, might pawn this one off to a friend. A little too frosty for my liking.

Cocoa - Finally something different:) A darker brown that i actually really like, suits my skin tone well and great for a darker nudie lip day.

Monday, 14 November 2011

FOTN- Loreal Infailible Shadows

Neutral eyes are a fav of mine. It's my fail safe eye look to go to, a shimmery champagne on the lid, darker warm brown in the crease. I love it! Goes with anything and everything and warmer colours definitely compliment my skin colour. Especially now since its summer the whole warm and bronzy looks is definitely in so, i'm in? :) 

I created this looks using my new Loreal Infalilible eyeshadows. I find it's best to use my fingers when applying these shadows as a brush just doesn't seem to pick up enough product and place it down evenly. So i initially used my fingers to place the colour on my eyes then a blending brush to finish the look.

Face - Benefit POREfessional, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 55, Mac MSFN Medium Dark, Garnier Roll On Anti Dark Circle Concealer in Medium. 

Cheeks - Mac Highlight Powder Marine Life, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

Lips - Mac Sheen Supreme Ultra Darling

Eyes - UDPP , Loreal Infailible Shadows in Hourglass Beige on the lid and Endless Chocolate in the crease, Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese as brow and inner corner highlight, Milani Liquifeye Brown, Mac Haute & Naughty Mascara.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

NOTD- Essie Absolutely Shore

Just a quick NOTD post for today, I've been super busy with Uni and placements, it's been non stop. Exams are fast approaching, then i finally get a month off uni *wohooooo!!*

Really been loving this colour, Absolutely Shore brings to mind sun, sand and sipping cocktails by the beach, a gal can dream rite;) Lovely white base minty green that makes me look forward to the summer hols even more now!!!

Hope you have an awesome week ahead:)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Weekly Blush Love: Milani Luminoso

Recently my weeks have been ending on Wednesday and i get a 4 day weekend. Lucky you say, true but i have a ton of stuff to do, from assignments to weekly assessments and catching up on a ton of lectures. Hence the title.  

This particular bush, Luminoso has definitely been high on rotation not only this week but all of the past month. These baked blushers reminiscent of Mac mineralized blushers are definitely worth a try. They are pigmented without being overly pigmented which sometimes i hate in a blush * hello Nars*


I have picked up quite a few of these baked blushers and i have to say they are fantastic! Luminoso is the least shimmery of the lot, not that i hate shimmer but it gives a pretty slightly shimmery glow to my face. Peachy pinks always look good on my skintone and i really love this shade.  Easily blended out and I pretty much have a peachy glow throughout my day at uni.

Have you tried the Milani baked blushers? Which are your favs?