Sunday, 21 October 2012

No I don't want, I NEED..

So, here is 10 products I'm currently lusting over, and really, really, really want (NEED) ha. I've read loads of brilliant reviews about these products, but haven't gotten round to buying them yet :(

1. Liz Earle - Skin care Essentials Regime £41.00 - I've read loads of reviews on these products, Liz Earle is like a skin care god! The Skin Essentials Regime includes a Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic and a Skin Repair Moisturiser either normal/combination, dry/sensitive and the light moisturiser for combination/oily. On the Liz Earle website, they have a little quiz you can complete to decide what skin products you need, The Skin Care Essentials Regime was advised to me and to choose the light moisturiser as I suffer from acne prone skin :( which is BRILLIANT as I can not find a moisturiser that doesn't break me out! So yes I NEED this ha. A brilliant review on this is available if you click here thee amazing Zoella has written a brilliant review and she loves these products. Hopefully I'll be able to do my own review soon!

2. Urban Decay Naked 2 £36.00 from Debenhams online - Don't think I really need to say anything about this do I?! we all know, love and want this! Honestly feel like my Make Up collection would be complete if I had this (who am I kidding, it will never be complete)

3. Urban Decay Naked also £36.00 from Debenhams - Another amazing eyeshadow palette that I need!!

4. Sigma Brushes - Essential Kit, Mr Bunny £109.00 - Again I have read loads of amazing reviews about these brushes, they always get compaired to the MAC brushes and are apparently exactly the same but for a fraction of the prise, yes £109.00 is a lot but this is for a FULL kit, individual brushes are cheap for what they are and how well they work. I'm a bit of a Make Up Brush junkie, so I'm always lusting after some new brushes.

5. Muji, Acrylic Storage - 5 drawer £24.95 - I hate to say it again but I also NEED these haha, my Make Up collection is getting bigger and bigger and my current storage is just not cutting it, I cant find anything at ease and I'm a bit of a tidy, organisation freak so having separate draws to hold my foundations, blushes, eye shadows etc would be a bloody god send!!! And these drawers are really pretty :)

6. Narz Highlighting blush in Albatross £21 - Kim Kardashians go to highlighter and we all know shes famous for her ubber highlighted cheeks and who doesn't want to look like Kim K?! Ok, ok it's not that good but it is pretty god damn clever!!

7. Bioerma Crealine H20 Micelle Solution 500ml £10 - Another raved about product I am yet to try, this is meant to remove your Make Up like a dream!!! It's a french product and I'm going to Paris in three weeks so think I'll pick up a few bottles ;)

8. Argon Oil £11.50 - We all love Argon Oil, I've already got a bottle but its running out so I NEED a new bottle. Argon Oil is amazing, I love to use it on the ends of my hair and on my skin when I'm having a dry spell, during the winter this will be brilliant! I also like to rub it into my scalp when I know I'm not going out the next say cos its bloody hard to get out ha but it helps you hair grow (I have a rave review coming soon on what I'm currently using and loving to make my hair grow).

9. Benefits Hola Bronzing Powder £23.50 - This bronzer looks perfect for contouring, it's an ashy cool coloured bronzer rather than a orange glittery bronzer which by the way girls is a MASSIVE NO NO for contouring!!!

10. Benefit - The POREfessional £23.50 - Gotta love a good primer, changes the whole application of your Make Up. I really want to try this one as I have massive pores :(

I also need every lipstick from Mac and everything from Narz but this 10 will do for now :D

Fingers crossed I can purchase some of these in the near future!

What are you lusting after? or have you tried and loved any of these products?
Lots of love

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The BEST way to apply foundation!!!!

So I am a Make up brush junkie, I love buying new brushes to try and get that flawless finish to my foundation so of course I HAD to try this when I saw rave reviews all over the Internet. This strange looking sponge is called a Beauty Blender or as I like to call it, the miracle worker! The Beauty Blender is a hard-ish sponge that once ran under water doubles in size, turns squidgy, damp (of course) and really soft. This sponge is in my opinion the best way to apply foundation, I find myself never reaching for any of my other Make up brushes as they just don't give me the same, flawless, even complexion this does.

This method of applying foundation is prefect for all skin types, especially if you have a lot of spots to cover or you have dry skin, anyone with dry skin and spots know a foundation brush irritates any spots you have, making them more inflamed and red and hard to cover, using a brush also emphasises any dry flaky skin you have. Where as the Beauty Blender, because it is damp from running it under cold water sheers out your foundation, making your foundation a lot easier to build up, I find myself applying one layer of foundation, then applying a second to completely cover all my spots. I know this sounds like a lot of Make up but because you are sheering out the foundation you are applying less and an extremely light layer, therefore applying a second layer to me just feels like having one layer of foundation on. This method of applying foundation is also my fav as you press the sponge onto your skin to spread and blend, rather than rubbing, pressing the foundation onto your skin makes your skin looks flawless, you have no brush marks and no flaky bits from rubbing your skin. Another plus to this sponge is because its damp it feels really nice on your skin, prefect for angry sore red spots.

How to use a Beauty Blender:

  1. Run your Beauty Blender under cold water, keep squeezing out the excess water
  2. Once the Beauty Blender has doubled in size you know it's ready to use
  3. Turn the tap off and squeeze until all the excess water is out of the sponge, you want the sponge damp not soaking!
  4. I normally give my sponge a bit of a towel dry to make sure it's not too wet
  5. Apply a 'blob' (Can't think of a better word) of your foundation to your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead
  6. Using the Beauty Blender start with the centre of your face, pat the sponge on your skin and start blending your foundation, use a 'pat and role' kind of motion
  7. Keep blending and patting your skin until you feel all your foundation is blended
  8. This method normally takes me like a minute it's really quick
  9. If you feel like you need more coverage, repeat the previous step until your desired effect, like I said I apply two layers.
You can also use the Beauty Blender to apply your loose setting powder, the water makes the loose powder really set your foundation!

You can buy a Beauty Blender from loads of different online stores, I got mine from BCC for £6.00 which I think is really cheap.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

I'm on YouTube ;)

Hi guys,

We all know I like reading beauty blogs, but I LOVE watching beauty how to vids. On one of my visits to my cousin's house, the crazy Eriinbrowne Photoart ;) we decided to try our hand at it.

It was about 10:30pm and Erin decides to direct a beauty how to video. Jasmin was the model, poor love she was ill with tonsillitis at the time, and I of course was the amazing make-up artist. I must stress that I am not a make-up artist and have had no formal training, I'm also not pretending to be. I am a beauty enthusiast... no obsessive and I love to share that with anyone and everyone :)

We were just messing around and it was purely for no one's entertainment but our own. We opened the clips in iMovie and upon finding out how hilarious we actually are, we agreed it would be selfish to never share this gem with you all :)

So enjoy and remember this is not serious and while the tips mentioned are good solid beauty tips we are just having a laugh. Also we are not trying to insult anyone that does this seriously as we LOVE video BLOGS :D

So thank you to Jasmin for putting up with us even though she was poorly, and thank you Erin for editing the clips and making me a star :P lol.

And thanks for watching this with a light hearted approach, gotta laugh at yourself haven't you