Thursday, 26 January 2012

Disney Series - The Little Mermaid - Ariel

I haven't forgotten about this series, ohhh nooo, in fact I'm dying to get back into it! So next on the list was Ariel. Can you believe I have only ever watched The Little Mermaid once when I was very little! So I barely really know what goes on or Ariel's personality. So the inspiration for this look was of course, the sea! I love Ariels bright red hair, so I've incorporated that into my lip colour and used long dramatic eyelashes for her big eyes!  

  • Garnier Miracle BB Cream
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices on the cheeks
  • Viva La Diva Cherry Red on lips
  • Lime Crime's Lime Criminal on Inner part of eye
  • Sugarpills Darling on outer part of the eye
  • Little Mouse Ears Black Sabbath for cut crease and under lash line
  • Urban Decays Zero  eyeliner on waterline
  • Girls Aloud Kimberly eyelashes
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper

Oh hai fringe!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Seductively Smokey Look From "In Your Dreams" Palette

I thought today I would try and get a look posted, as I have been so busy writing up hauls (I'm pretty sure I am the slowest person ever to swatch and test eyeshadows.) I felt like doing something a bit different and remembered I still had this look to post. I have to say I really do love it. Its probably my favourite look from the whole palette, the other two are relatively neutral but this one is definitely for the night! The colours blend flawlessly together and seem like they was made for eachother. 

Isn't that bunny so cute!?

       Products Used:
  • Too Faced In Your Dreams Palette in colours Full moon, Dream on and Seduce. 
  • MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation. 
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
     I hope you like :)

Thanks For Reading! I hope to have the next part of my Sugarpill haul up soon and Ariel from my Disney Series. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Review: Z Palette & La Femme Blush

When I bought my Sugarpill products from  I was also sent some products to review from the owner of the website! I was so pleased with what I got!

First of all I got sent the small Z Palette with 4 blushers in.
 The Z Palette is a brand that sells customizeable empty palettes in a variety of sizes to fit your depotted eyeshadows and blushes. And yes MAC does fit :)


 The designs are pretty cool, I just got plain and simple pink but they do also do Zebra print, leopard print and plain colours in a variety of sizes from small to extra large. One interesting thing to note, is the Z Palette uses eco friendly materials which is always a plus in my book. The Palette is made out of what appears to be cardboard, but it is quite strong and sturdy. The magnet that keeps the palette closed is incredibly strong, I sometimes have difficulties opening it!  Times that by 10x and that is the strength of the magnet keeping your pans in. I feel very reassured that the palette isn't going to flop open and all my products fall out, it is a strong lil magnet! 

The only issues I have is that (and this is a purely personal OCD issue I have) but I never use palettes like this. All my eyeshadows and blushers are in pot form. If I ever see anything in the pan form like these blushers here, I just normally wouldn't buy them simply because I am completely OCD and stuck in my ways! Also unlike the empty MAC palettes you can buy, this one has no dividers. A MAC palette has "slots" that you put your pots in, but the Z Palettes are completely undivided. Whether or not you like this is all down to personal preference. I quite like the fact you can put a combination of eyeshadows and blushers in the Z palettes, without being restricted. 
 If you love your palettes, I would give the Z palette a shot, its cheaper than a MAC empty palette, can hold more and you can customize it and give it a completely personal feel. Click here if you are a UK lady interested in looking at the Z palettes and here for US.  

*The Z palette is £8.99 for a small (fills 4x blushers or 9x eyeshadows... or a mix!) Large is £15.99 (filling 28 eyeshadows or 8 blushers) or extra large is £19.99 *

So now for the FUN stuff. I am a blusher type of girl, I always seem to end up buying them and just can't say no. When I saw the blushers I was very excited especially since the colours were very unique.

Colours in: Mulberry, Mauve, Mandarin Red and Pink Velvet

 They are from a brand called La Femme which over here in the UK, I have not seen or heard of until now. From what I've gathered from researching them, they was a Make Up Artist only brand, made and designed to withstand the conditions on catwalks and studios. This would explain a lot, since I was so suprised. The first thing I did when I was recieved them was research the brand and price of them. At £2.99 I didn't think they was going to be great (I am so terrible, but I'm being honest!) I then applied them and WOW.

 I couldn't believe how utterly beautiful the texture is and pigmentation is WAY above anything else I own. They feel like silk and are so buttery. No grittiness or chalkiness. I really couldn't believe it. The pigmentation was insane. It blew all my MAC blushers out of the water. I had to double check that they actually cost £2.99 ($2.50 for our USA friends) and they do! They cost I think a tiny bit more to get it in pot form, as mine came in the palette, they are only in pan form. A MAC blusher costs £17 so I could get 5/6 for that price.  The colours I was sent are really unique, I adore all of them and from what I gather there are 47 colours to choose from, fitting every skin tone and pretty much all dupes for MAC colours. They come in a variety of finishes, I got two matte finishes which I love! Next payday I'm going purchase some more! I am officially an addict and think this brand deserves way more recognition than it has. I couldn't find an official website. 

Genie Cosmetics sells them here.
I also found this website for the US. 

Saturday, 7 January 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 10 - Baby Its Cold Outside... using In Your Dreams Palette.

This look I created using the second tutorial that came with my Too Faced "In Your Dreams" Palette. Its a really girly romantic look, using pinks and light greys. It kinda reminded me of that look that some girls get when they come in from the freezing cold, and they have all pink flushed cheeks and pretty pastel-ish eyeshadow. I think even though this series is unfinished from Christmas, it is still winter! And therefore wearable! :) It still incorporates a teeny weeny bit of Christmassy glitter and shimmer, with a cute pastel lid.

Please excuse pics... Taken at night with flash on :( I am really craving some sunlight now. It seems I wake up and its dark and go to bed and its dark! Bring on la summer!

Products Used:

The look I created.

  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper!!! (Very excited about this, oh the simple things...)
  • Too Faced In Your Dreams Palette, Pink Peacock on the lid (the lid colour is actually pink!! stupid lighting...), Swing in the crease and Fishnet in the outer V. Girly Show on the cheeks and Pink Ice on the lips. 
  • MAC Zoomlash Mascara. 

Trying to get different angles... ending up looking totally awkward!

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