Monday, 30 August 2010

LOTD: Twinkle, twinkle little skull

Every time I see an EOTD from Fashionedinfinland I think how nice the colour placement she uses is. I decided to try it out myself today and even without her blending skills I think it worked quite well. I also decided to use Sugar Skulls again because I don't think the last look I did showed it off properly.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

LOTD: Sugar Crickets

I'm still completely in love with Fyrinnae's Rapunzel Had Extensions so I decided to use it again today. It was actually sunny, possible for the last time this year, so I decided to do a bright summer look.

Friday, 27 August 2010

LOTD: Rapunzel's Roses

My Fyrinnae order arrived a couple of days ago and I was excited (above and beyond normal new makeup excitement) because it contained a full size of Rapunzel Had Extensions.  I've seen a few people do looks using this colour and it always looks really pretty but it's even prettier in real life. I also got a full size of Painted Roses and a sample of Velvet Vampire so I decided to try them all out together for my look today.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

LOTD: Rockin' Coffin

After swatching them a couple of days ago I finally got round to using some of my new Evil Shades makeup. I absolutely love it, I found the shadows really easy to use and the lipstick nice and creamy.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

LOTD: Holiday looks part 2

First, apologies to anyone who commented in the past few days. I did reply but then managed, almost immediately, to delete all the comments for the past few weeks thus proving, yet again, that I can't really be trusted with technology and will sometimes press buttons when I really shouldn't. 

Now, onto the last of my holiday looks. They're both quite yellow; it must have be the (lack of) sunshine in Kent.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Swatches: Evil Shades

I was very please when I got back from holiday to find my Evil Shades order waiting for me at home. I'd heard good things about the company and was excited about trying them out. I really like the items I ordered.

I got seven lipstick samples and four full size eyeshadows. My order came with two free samples - an eyeshadow and a sample of one of Evil Shades' new Stars glitter.

LOTD: Holiday looks

I was obviously in a purple and yellow mood when I was on holiday; I did two yellow looks and two purple looks. I've decided to group them together and today I'm posting the purple looks. Fewer photos that usual (and even worse than they normally are) because I was, without fail, always the last one ready and hurrying to get out of the door. 

The first look is purpley-taupe.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

LOTD: Greenmen in the Rainforest

I've been enjoying a lovely week in Kent with my mum, nana and aunt so I haven't been posting. I have been playing around with my makeup, though, so I have a backlog of looks to post. The first one was my second attempt to use Adam and Steve's. It still doesn't capture how vibrant and pretty the colour is but it comes closer than my last attempt. 

Friday, 13 August 2010

LOTD: Platinum Ghost

I decided I wanted to do a sparkly eye today. Platinum and Phantasm are two of the sparkliest colours I have so I decided to combine them. 

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Swatches: Morgana Minerals Lipstick (or 'Gosh, that's a lot of purple')

I decided to play around with some of my Morgana Minerals lipsticks today. I have two full sizes, Azalea and Shrieking Violet, the rest are samples. It wasn't until I started swatching that I realised how many purples I had. 

All the lipsticks were applied directly onto bare lips (and just in case anyone wanted to know, this is what my bare lips look like).

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

LOTD: Ogre Princess

I finally managed to see Shrek Forever After at the cinema today so I decided to do a smoky green an orange look in honour of Princess Fiona.

Monday, 9 August 2010

LOTD: Electric Kick

I didn't do my makeup today until quite late, when I know I wouldn't be going out again, so I decided to try one of the Morgana Minerals lip colours that I don't have the chance to wear in my everyday life. 

Sunday, 8 August 2010

LOTD: Sundown

A few days ago I saw an amazing sunset eye on Scrangie's blog. Partly inspired by that and partly prompted by the fact it's chucking down with rain here for the first time in about a month (contrary, I know) I decided to have a go at my own sunset eye. It didn't really work out like I wanted it to but I'm posting it anyway.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Swatches: Meow eyeshadows pt 2

I've finished swatching the last half of my Meow eye shadows. This post has a motley combination of special and limited collection colours and free samples. 

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Swatches: Meow eyeshadows pt 1

I'm making my way through my shadows and swatching them. I decided to do some of my Meow colours - the Cat Eyes and Ideal eyes. 

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

LOTD: Very Violet

A while ago I placed an order with Morgana Minerals. I mostly wanted to get some lipstick samples but to get my order value up to the minimum I also picked a couple of eyeshadow samples. When they arrived I though they looked pretty and then put them aside. I've finally got round to using one of the colours and I'm impressed, I'll have to add Morgana Minerals to the ever growing list of places I want to buy stuff from. 

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

LOTD: Jungle Ideal

I was trying to tidy my make-up box this morning (trying being the operative word) and realised that I had a load of Meow samples that I hadn't used at all. I decided do a look using Meow's Bromeliad because it's such a pretty colour and one I've been wanting to try for a while.

Product Review: Ciaté Paint Pots

have a bit of a thing about nail varnish - I love my nails being painted but I'm really bad at painting them and far too impatient to wait for polish to dry properly. Polish tends to last a day, at most, without chipping and it's quite common for me to have wrecked my hands within a couple of hours of painting them. 

Nevertheless, I persevere and recently I've been hearing really good things about Ciaté. 

Monday, 2 August 2010

LOTD: Jiminy

It's been almost a week since I posted anything, partly because I've been busy and partly because my camera had a hissy-fit and refused to switch on. It finally seems to be working so I decided to celebrate by doing a look with Aromaleigh's Cricket. I don't use it that much but it's one of my favourite colours; it's the exact same shade of green as the pair of shoes I bought to celebrate finishing my degree.