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Monday, 17 June 2013

Purple Smokey Eyes

Well hello everyone! Long time no blog, there has been lots going on and I've barely had time to sleep let alone blog but I'm back :-)

I have created a purple smokey eye look which I love to wear as it really enhances blue eyes. The eye makeup is quite full on so I would probably wear as evening makeup but could easily be toned down for a daytime look. As it is eye heavy I have teamed it with a 'neutral' baby pink lip and a peachy pink cheek.


Products used:
Estee Lauder double wear - Outdoor beige
Estee Lauder double wear powder - Outdoor beige
Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder - Medium
Sleek brow kit - Extra dark
Nars eye primer
Mac eyeshadow - Arena (lid), nocturnelle (crease), shadowy lady (outer corner)
Maxfactor masterpiece glide & define liquid eyeliner - Black
Maybelline volum' express the colossal mascara
Revlon colorstay ultimate suede - High heels
Mac blush - Peaches





Thursday, 24 January 2013

Remington Volumiser Hot Brush Review

I have been intrigued by the Babylis Big Hair Hot Air Brush so when I happened to be in my local Boots and I saw a similar product by Remington at the sale price of £10 I couldn't resist!


The Volumiser Hot Brush is a brilliant product from Remington as it does exactly what it says on the tin. I have naturally curly, fine hair so I need hair products to help form curls and give me lots and lots of volume!

The volumiser heats up very quickly with two heat settings which is great if you are pushed for time. 
I washed, spritzed volumiser spray (did I mention I like big hair?!) and blow dried until my hair was about 90% dry. 

I sectioned my hair off from bottom to top as if you were going to straighten, grabbed the section of hair from the tip and gently rolled the hair up. Using the curl release button after about 10 seconds I untwisted the curl to form a bouncy volumised wave.  

To finish the style I used Frizz Ease's Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray (my hair best friend).

This is the result... 

Before
After
 
I haven't used the Babylis Big Hair Hot Air Brush before so it would be unfair for me to compare, however I am very pleased with the result from using the Remington Volumiser Hot Brush. I can not believe a product this good only cost me £10 - I love a bargain!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Black & Red Winter Fashion

Happy new year everyone! 

I think I can still get away with saying that, it is still January after all.
 
It feels good to be back on the blogging circuit, I haven't published anything for over a month and I've started getting the withdrawal symptoms, so here goes...


Can you believe it yesterday was the first time this winter I have put on a thick winter coat. I get attached to thin jackets, thick cardigans and almost forget that I have about 5 winter coats ready to be worn. 


I bought this red coat from Evans two years ago, possibly in the sale (I can't remember). I really like the shape of this coat - almost knee length with a waist belt. 

The black jeans are from New Look, the plain black T shirt is from H&M and the black leather boots I recently picked up from the Office sale.
 I think these ankle boots have to be the best sale item I've purchased this January sale as they are so versatile - I can wear them under jeans, smartly under black work trousers or worn with leggings and dresses. Thanks Office!