Monday, 30 June 2014

The Smokey Eye Series: Naked 2 // Golds and Greys

Hey everyone and welcome to my new series. This has been an idea in the making for a lot longer than it should have been. One of my most requested looks is always a smokey eye - be it an easy smokey eye for a night out or the Kardashian smokey eye - you guys can't get enough. So I thought I would dedicate a series to smokey eyes - my favourites and ones I use on clients or friends whenever we are going out. 

Today I delved into the Naked 2 palette. I've done a tonne of smokey eye looks with the original naked palette and thought it was about time I played around with the Naked 2.  The result was a bit of a different and unique smokey eye, consisting on gunmetal greys and gorgeous golds. The outcome was unique and eye catching, not your traditional smokey eye and its pretty easy to do! I even did this on two of my friends for night outs :)
To show you just HOW easy, I included a tutorial for your convenience. Enjoy and let me know in the comments if you decide to try this!

Step 1: Start with a primed eyelid (I used Lime Crime Candy Eyeshadow Helper) and eyebrows all set and ready to go.
Step 2: Apply Tease to the crease. This is going to be your transition colour. 
Step 3: Apply Pistol to the inner half of the lid. 

Step 4: Apply blackout very carefully to the outer half the lid.
Step 5: This is where is all comes together! Taking Busted, use this shade to blend it all together. Take your time at this stage and make sure its all nicely blended. I also used Busted in my crease to add depth. I also took the tinest amount of Half Baked in the centre of the lid
Step 6: Add your finishing touches. I used pencil eyeliner for a softer line to go with the smokiness of the look and took Busted under my lower lash line. I also finished with falsies!

And the finished look!

It was nice to get familiar with the Naked 2 palette, it really was a joy to use. Urban Decay shadows are just flawless! I really hope you will try out this look yourself, its super easy and looks really dramatic and daring on a night out! I can't wait to bust out more looks using the Naked 2, I'm thinking my next one will be something bronzey and summer appropriate!

Leave me your requests down below! What smokey eyes would you like to see? 

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

52 Weeks of Disney: Week 9 - Mickey Mouse (And my return to blogging)

Hey guys. Its been a while hasn't it. I don't even know where to begin, it feels so foreign typing out a blog post, like I've just started again and don't know how to find my voice. You may or may not have noticed I took a bit of time away from the Blogosphere. Personally, I've been going through a bit of a 'mare. My relationship of 6 years broke down and yeah, a lot of change has occurred in my life in the space of less than 2 months. I don't feel bad sharing this information on my bloggy space because its completely normal, these things happen and I'm picking up the pieces as best I can. I've had SUCH a support network in the form of friends and family, as well as online friends who have helped me get through what I would class as a low point in my life so far. But we live and we learn and I'm grateful to have come back stronger than ever.

So with that being said, I thought i'd come back with a make up look. A Disney make up look no less. I just paid off my holiday to Disneyworld for this August and can finally start to look forward to it and what the future holds. I know this series didn't exactly go as planned, but I still intend to try my hardest to catch up with it, so expect some Disney mayhem as I do. But yes, this look was inspired by the worlds most famous mouse. I was a bit stuck for what to do, after all, Mickey Mouse has been done to death in the blogging world. But hopefully I came up with something unique and inspiring! 
Hope you like!

I actually really liked the way it came out and think this would be fantastic for fancy dress or something like that. So yeah, I'm back. I won't promise I'll be back to posting 3 times a week again but I am slowly but surely getting on my feet again and it sure does feel nice to be writing again.

Thank you all for sticking with me.

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