Monday, 27 August 2012

FOTD: Pin-up

It's makeup Monday guys! Thought I'd be brave today and go for a bold red lip-


  • Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation - Opal
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation - Buff
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NC20
  • Sleek Contour Kit - Light
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette - Naked + Buck + Creep
  • MUA Pearl Eyeshadow - 1
  • ELF Black Cream Eyeliner
  • Ardell Lashes - Demi Wispies
  • Sleek Brow Kit - Dark
  • Barry M Lipliner - Red LL3
  • MAC Kohl Liner - Smolder
  • MAC Lipstick - Russian Red


Friday, 24 August 2012


So, had a little bit of a shopping trip to Manchester last monday, my first stop was the makeup hall in Selfridges. Heaven! I was COVERED in makeup by the end haha. I needed to buy some boring old concealer from MAC first of all, and then I was drawn to NARS' eyeshadows. I haven't bought anything from NARS before due to the price and me being stingy, but they're so beautiful! I fell in love with Strada, Night Star, Baby Girl and Tropic, but couldn't really justify the price of the single eyeshadows, (though really wish I had now!) so I bought a duo, Sugarland, which had the closest colours to Strada and Night Star.

On the left is a gorgeous shimmery golden colour, so sparkly and beautiful on the eyes. On the right is a lilac shade with a golden sheen, looks amazing in the pan, and when swatching, but when using it's not very pigmented and can look washed out and loses it's golden sheen, but I'm hoping that when used over a primer it will look better. Overall I'm happy, just wish I could afford the singles I mentioned above as they are gorgeous!

I also want to mention a little shop I went to called Hearts and Bows.

I think it's owned by Ark clothing, and it's a lovely little shop with so many items that I wanted! There were studs and chiffon, and vests and leggings and everything that I love! I bought some disco pants (which I got some stick about haha thanks Kat ;p) and a vest that was a bit of an impulse buy, and instead of a carrier bag I got this lovely tote bag which was a nice little touch. Anyway just wanted to mention it as it was such a nice shop and I'll definitely be going back there next time I'm in Manchester.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Review: Corioliss C1

A couple of months ago my trusty hair straighteners decided to die on me, and as much as I wanted to replace them with GHD's, my little coin purse just didn't have enough pennies. So after much deliberation I decided on the Corioliss C1 in Red Leopard-

I love these things!

So this is the spec from the website-
  • Titanium Plates
  • Far Infrared Technology  (anyone care to enlighten me??)
  • Pro Variable Temp Control
  • Negative Ion
  • Dual Voltage
  • Pro 360° Swivel Cord
  • Floating Plates

So first of all, they look awesome! They have a matte black, slightly rubbery feeling with nice grip, and a glossy leopard print 'lining' so to speak (they also come in plain black and zebra print). The titanium floating plates glide across the hair with no snagging and no harsh edges which is great for when you want to curl your hair. They heat up pretty quickly, 30 seconds or so, and one major must have for me when it comes to straighteners is having a variable heat! This has variable temperature from 120C - 235C. My hair is quite fine and damaged, so I use a lower heat (around 180) when styling my own hair, and on my extensions I use a higher heat as they're thicker and slightly coarser.

These really only have two downsides, the first being that it doesn't have an 'auto-off'' feature after a while of being left on, (I have a really bad habit of leaving them on by accident! :s) and I wish the heat pouch rolled up instead of folding into it's triangle shape, as it takes up a lot of space when travelling! But other than those two things I absolutely love them! They make my hair feel soft and manageable without feeling like I'm frying my hair. Two massive thumbs up for Corioliss!

I bought mine here from Amazon.


Monday, 20 August 2012

FOTD: Naked

Face of the day!

  • Vichy Dermablend Foundation - Opal
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation - Buff
  • Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzer
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light
  • Sleek Blush - Rose Gold
  •  Urban Decay Naked Palette -Naked all over lid, Hustle up to crease and under eye, Toasted layered on top
  • MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 01 (inner corners)
  • ELF Black Cream Eyeliner
  • Ardell Lashes - Demi Wispies 
  • Sleek Brow Kit - Dark
  •  L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick - 235 Nude

I'm off to visit my lovely friend and fashion blogger Kat today, I'll hopefully bring back a good old beauty haul! I love going back to Manchester as I used to live there, feels like home :) So excited! Have a fab monday everyone, Wednesday's post will be a review on my new straightening irons :)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

NOTD: Coral

Here are my nails of the day!

  • Barry M - Coral 296
  • Superdry - Sweet Peach

Have a great weekend lovelies!


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Fruit Salad

My eye look today-


  • Pink, red and orange shadows from Coastal Scents 88 Palette
  • NYX Chrome Eyeshadow - Sand
  • ELF black cream eyeliner
  • Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes

Also, I now have a facebook page, click here and give me a 'like' if you want to keep up to date with all my make up goings on! 

Monday, 13 August 2012


Eye shadows shouldn't be confined to the eyes! Barry M's Dazzle Dust on top of their black lipstick looks insane on lips! A very easy, dramatic look-


  • Barry M lipstick - 37
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust - 98


Friday, 10 August 2012


I've just had a little play with Gosh Nail Glitter in Blue Sapphire, look how sparkly!

Basically it's just a little pot of fine glitter, and you paint your nails with a clear polish, dip your finger in while it's still wet and brush the excess back into the pot! It's a little messy and can be a little uneven but I don't think I've ever seen a glitter nail polish compare in the twinkly stakes! Gorgeous!!

Gosh cosmetics are available at Superdrug and online at


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Photoshoot: Behind The Scenes!

Here are some behind the scenes shots from my shoot last week, you get to see my uber concentration face! Haha! Aww I feel a bit closer to being a "proper" make up artist now!


Super excited to see more pictures from the shoot now!

Photos Copyright Piera Catalano Photography.


Monday, 6 August 2012

Makeup Monday!

Happy monday people! Here's my makeup for the day, a dark bronzey smokey eye with a pink-nude lip.



  • Revlon Colorstay foundation - Sand Beige
  • MAC Studio Fix Concealer - NC20
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Sandstorm
  • Sleek Contour Kit - Light
  • Crownbrush Light Pink blush
  • Urban Decay - Buck (Naked Palette)
  • Bronze eyeshadow from Chilli Pepper eyeshadow kit - Warm
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner - Black
  • Eylure Katy Perry Eyelashes - Oh Honey
  • Sleek Brow Kit - Dark

  • MAC Lipstick - Cherish
  • Natural Collection gloss - Raspberry Ripple

Also, new hair colour! A nice dark plum colour, and I've started using Tresemme's Salon Silk Serum before I dry my hair and it's made it so silky and soft! Loving it :) Hope everyone's having a fab monday, I'm off to watch some more Olympics coverage! Go team GB!