Tuesday, 26 June 2012

BOURJOIS:: Smoky Eyes Trio (Mordoré Chic 03)

i got this a few weeks ago and i absolutely love it!
i love it so much that i use it on a daily basis now ^^
the eye shadow stays on all day and you don't need a lot of it -
a little definitely goes a long way with this little beauty!

i got the Mordo Chic 03 trio (third one in the photo above)
so there's a light shimmery beige colour, a gold and a shimmery dark brown.
i don't need to gather a lot on my brush to see the results
and the product lasts all day - even without primer!
which is amazing because i don't usually use primer (pure laziness)
and i can get quite busy throughout the day so i don't have time to reapply :)

the packaging is absolutely adorable!
it's a small circular pot which is slightly smaller than my palm
so it's extremely convenient and doesn't take up a lot of space in my clutch.
they also provide you with a small applicator on the side
so if you bring this with you on a night out, then you can reapply with that
(rather than using your fingers or having to bring a brush)

they also have instructions on the back for a basic smokey eye look
which is incredibly helpful for newbies :)
you don't have to follow their instructions, it's just a guideline -
i use mine in a completely different way which is fine.

i use the lightest shade on my tear ducts and the inner third of my eyes,
the darkest shade on the outer third and the medium shade in the centre
to blend away any harsh edges and because the gold looks stunning!
and i also apply the lightest shade on my brow bone..

overall, i would definitelyi (100%!) recommend this product
as the eye shadows are pigmented enough to give a beautiful smokey eye look
and it is very, very convenient to have with you on any occasion!
i think i paid about £6 for this too so it was definitely worth it! ^^

long lasting
small packaging
extra applicator
instructions for newbies

and no cons for this amazing product! :o

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


carmen and i attended a fancy dress party two weekends ago
(only, we were one of the very few who actually dressed up as something!)
we wore matching outfits, heels, masks, hair and make up
so we spent the entire night confusing everyone at the party! ;)

for the face, i concentrated on the eyes and the lips
as everywhere else would be covered by the mask..
and i actually made the mistake of using an eyebrow pencil and concealor
which will melt behind your mask throughout the night!
so it will eventually transfer onto the back of your mask :(

i actually chose quite a simply smokey eye look by focusing on gold
to compliment both the outfit and the beautiful mask :)

for the inner third of my eyelids:
i used a light, shimmery cream eyeshadow to make my eyes appear larger
and i also placed some near my tear ducts and lower lash line.

for the centre of my eyelids:
i used a shimmery gold to blend the cream and brown together
and brushed it slightly higher than my crease as i was planning on wearing falsies.

for the outer third of my eyelids:
i used a dark brown eyeshadow near the crease to deepen the look
and i feathered it towards the brow as i wanted the eyeshadow to be still be visible
after putting on my super thick falsies!

for the cheeks:
if your cheekbones aren't very apparent, bronzer and blush is a must! :)

for the lips:
i couldn't decide between nude lips and rosy lips
and decided to opt for rosy lips as they complimented the mask beautifully!
(which was somewhat surprising for me haha!)
and i chose a lip stain to avoid having to reapply constantly.

for the hair:
i tied two low ponytails and used a curling iron to create spiral curls
and hair sprayed them into place :)

 products used:
Garnier Roll-On Concealor (Shade 02)
MUA Pressed Powder (Shade 1)
SASA Cameleon Make Up Palette (No. 18 - Shimmery cream)
H&M Glitter Eyeshadow Palette (Gold)
Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box (Half Baked)
Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Barry M Soft Eye Pencil (Black)
MUA Bronzer (Shade 1)
SASA Cameleon Make Up Palette (Blush)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stain (150 - Tender Rose)
False Eyelashes from Ebay
TRESemme Hair Spray (Freeze Hold)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

MAX FACTOR:: False Lash Effect Mascara (Gold Edition)

i got this mascara as a bit of a random spend..
and unfortunately, i haven't really been using it.
it doesn't give me a 'false lash effect' and the brush is so spikey!
i definitely would not recommend using the "blinking" method
to coat your lashes with this mascara because it will HURT! :(

my lashes are very thin so i usually choose a brush with more bristles
but the texture of this mascara is very hard to build on to get volume or length.
i have to do about 4 coats of mascara to actually see any results!

this mascara is a little more pricey compared to other high street brands
and my favourite ones do the job perfectly for me! 
so i was really disappointed with this purchase :(

i definitely would not recommend getting this product
if you have very thin and short lashes as it is very hard to build on
and the bristles are too sharp to touch your water line
so you can't really create longer lashes from the base.

i think this product would work a lot better for thicker lashes
because it would be easier to transfer the product to the lashes.
however, not all of us are blessed with long, thick and full lashes! :'(

i don't think the gold edition is different the normal black one,
i think it just makes it 'limited edition' because of the gold packaging..

doesn't smudge if you coat your bottom lashes

hard to build on
little more expensive
can't get the 'false lash effect'
sharp bristles

i couldn't get a picture of me actually wearing the mascara
because it wouldn't show up on the camera (no length or volume!)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

H&M:: Nail Polish (Pink Road)

i absolutely love h&m so seeing as i'm already on the h&m hype..
here's another review from one of their cosmetic products :)

i have really been loving this shade on my nails!
i like wearing red nail polish, but i think sometimes, it can be a little bold.
this colour is a mixture of rosy pink and soft red, it's so beautiful!
it goes with literally everything i wear - whether its blue, black or white etc..
it is just the perfect colour-blocking shade to wear :)
it really brings out the summery feel that we all dream of here in england!

super inexpensive
lasts over a week
dries very quickly

and i actually can't think of any cons for this nail polish! :o
i think it was only £1.99 so the quality is amazing for that price!

take a look :)

H&M:: Minnie Kisses Eyeshadow Palette

i bought this a while back during a little shopping trip with my mama! ;)
the packaging was so adorable! i just couldn't leave the shop without it!! ^^
i didn't think i would actually need the eyeshadow colours on the palette
as i often just go for a soft smokey eye (or just nude) on a daily basis..
however, i was asked to do a paint photoshoot and as i did my own make up,
i found that this palette had the most perfect colours - pretty and colourful! :)

i was surprised to find that the eyeshadows were very pigmented 
so i'm sure that this palette would last me a very long time!
and even without priming my eyes before applying the eyeshadows,
they remained bold and colourful throughout the entire shoot!

i definitely recommended grabbing one as it's really inexpensive 
(about £4 i think?!)
and although the eyeshadows are extremely glittery,
i experiened hardly any fallouts onto my cheeks etc :)

but as adorable as the packaging is.. 
it is a large, flat circle so it doesn't fit in my make up bag,
but everyone's make up bags/cases aren't the same! ;p

range of bright colours
very pigmented
pretty packaging

large packaging

Saturday, 2 June 2012

BENEFIT:: Waterproof Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black)

my sister gave this to me and i decided to use it for lining the top of my eyes :)
i have uneven eyes - a triple eye lid on the left eye and a mono-lid on the right!
so i needed a pencil eyeliner that wouldn't smudge on my mono-lid.

i generally prefer pencil liners because they're softer and less messy 
(for someone like me!)
whereas, liquid eyeliners are harsher and bolder but it's more precise and clean
so i tend to use a liquid eyeliner for a night out - just so i know it'll stay!

i would definitely recommend this eyeliner because it does what it says - 
it's extremely waterproof!
and it stays on throughout the day so there's no need to keep reapplying..
there's also a smudger on the other end of the pencil so you can soften the look :)

unfortunately, the eyeliner does eventually transfer to the top on my mono-lid 
but this is still the case for me with liquid eyeliner and primer doesn't do much
so if you guys have any suggestions, that would be great! :)
also, i don't usually use it to line the bottom of my eyes so i can't assure the same results.

after finishing the first one, i decided to look for another waterproof eyeliner 
as this one tends to be a little on the expensive side unfortunately! :(
i've looked at almost all the high-street brands and i haven't seen one like this
so after, i bought the same one again because i love it so much and i was too lazy to hunt elsewhere! 
it lasts for about 4 months (if you use it on a daily basis) and it does the job!

long lasting
lasts for a few months
soft texture
additional smudger

can smudge

thank you for reading! :)