28 February 2011

February 2011 Favourites :)

So February wasn't as long as January, but boy was it busy for me! However, amongst all this I still managed to keep track of what I've been loving, so here are my February Favourites..


Products Mentioned:
- Ralph Lauren Romance
- Sigma F80
- Burt's Bees Lipbalm
- OPI Teenage Dream
- MAC Vintage Selection Paint Pot
- MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass
- NYX Paris Lipstick
- Bourjois Lipstick in Fashion Rouge 23

Please let me know if you prefer me to do pics/text or if just the video is fine :) Or if you want little blurbs on the Products Mentioned list.. just lemme know what you thought lol!

A quick update on my Project Pan, this month I bought 3 make-up items! I used to have specifications of under what condition I can get my P15P exceptions, but I've just kinda made it now to 3 items per month. I'm quite proud of how well I'm doing! Since 2011, I've only bought 4 make-up items :) If you want to see what I've finished, there is a list on the left-hand side :)

What were your Feb favourites?
Hope you had a great February, and see you in March! :)

<3yu
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27 February 2011

Mentions of the Week #1

I've decided to start a series every Sunday called "Mentions of the Week" where I list certain things that I feel deserves a mention that week :) Here goes the first one, so I hope you like it! :)

Jewelry
Primark - £1
Cute simple earrings that I've been wearing a lot :)

Eyeshadow
MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow - £9.50
A new buy from DitzyMakeUp's blogsale that I've been experimenting with :)

Lip Product
NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors in Paris
My little buddy that's helping me learn how to wear bright lips -> my obsession/challenge atm!

Blush
MAC Style Blush - £16.50
Creeping its way back into being my go-to blush alongside the change in weather :)

Buy
LUSH Porridge Hand & Body Soap - £2.79/100g
Showers are so much more fun, easy and good-smelling with this baby, I love it! :)

Want
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick - £13.50
I tried this on in London - amazing. So different from what I have, and totally in accord with my obsession with learning how to wear bright lips :)

What have you been using that you feel deserves a special mention?
Let me know what you think about starting this series, hope you enjoyed! :)

<3yu
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26 February 2011

Review - Soap&Glory Hand Food & Heel Genius

I know the Soap & Glory Hand Food is an incredibly popular hand cream, and there's loads of reviews on it but I wanted to do a review on it anyway because I feel quite differently about it from most people, and also cuz I don't think Heel Genius gets much attention next to Hand Food! :)


HAND FOOD.. (£4.85 @ Boots)

First of all it smells divine. However, I am not its biggest fan because 1) I think it leaves a greasy residue on your hands and 2) I usually apply hand cream outside of the house and would not take this massive tube in my handbag.

That being said, I happily use this right before bed if I feel the need, as well as carry around a small tube in my handbag - sometimes, a greasy residue is the hydration you need, especially with the dryness these days.

Rebuy? Maybe the small tube. But with the greasy residue, it's nothing special and I have other lotions I could turn to that doesn't leave this greasiness. However, I like that it's not creamy because atleast that makes it lighter than most hand lotions. You can see the consistency in this picture:

Top: Heel Genius, Bottom: Hand Food - as you can see, neither are the thickest of creams!

HEEL GENIUS.. (£5.11 @ Boots)

I love this one more :) It smells divine as well, but what I love most is the greasy residue (lol) as opposed to the creamy kind of thickness that you get from body butter (as you can see above) - I don't like that on my feet. It's more watery than lotion, but it doesn't compensate in the hydration of your feet.

I usually put this on before bed and wear socks to sleep. In the morning, my feet feel a lot softer. That being said, it doesn't seem to be a long-term cure for dry feet, nor does it absorb completely during the night - I always want to wash my feet in the morning.

Rebuy? Maybe. But there are other foot lotions out there that I want to try before I set myself on this one :)

Have you used either of these? What do you think about them? :)

<3yu

P.S. Please check out my blogsale - new pictures, reduced prices and open internationally :)
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25 February 2011

Giveaway Loot from KekeChristina & DaisyLoves!

I've been incredibly lucky to have won these two giveaways this month, from the lovely KekeChristina & DaisyLoves :) Here are the goodies that they so kindly sent me:

From Christina I got..
- TopShop Face Palette
- ELF Nail Polish
- Stila Bronzing Gel
 - ELF Natural Eyelashes
- Face Masks
- ASOS Bracelet
From DaisyLoves I got..
-The whole lot of LipIce goodies! :)
- Soap & Glory Hand Food

I want to say a big thank you to both of them for hosting their giveaways, and for sending me the goodies cuz I have been enjoying them so much! :) Please do check out their blogs, they both have excellent stuff on there!

<3yu
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HG Deodorant - BodyShop DeoDry

I don't know if HG is reserved for make-up or whatever, but if they do apply to, say, deodorants, the BodyShop DeoDry is definitely my HG deodorant.

Price: £2.50 for case + 1 refill; £2 per refill, available from The Body Shop

Smell: Mine is in Fresh & Floral which is really fresh and unoffensive. There is also Cool & Zesty (green) and Chilled & Breezy (blue).

Packaging: This one is the roll-on with which you can buy the refills, but they also have sticks, which you can't buy refills for.The roll-ons are incredibly effective, as in you use every last drop - nothing goes to waste here! Also small enough to pop in handbag :)

Formula: The selling point is that it doesn't contain aluminum salts, which means they don't give you those horrible white stains. These roll-on ones are quite liquid-y, and don't dry incredibly fast but it's not a problem anyway because it doesn't dry white. It also doesn't stink up the room whenever you use it, or mix in with your perfume which I really like.

Lasting Power: I've worn this in 40 degrees celcius in midsummer Japan, and I think the most I re-applied was twice, and this is whilst taking care of 20 hyperactive children in one room. So yes, I'd say it's quite good, but maybe not always the 24hr that they claim. On a day to day basis I don't really need to reapply, unless I do break sweat rushing somewhere/wearing too many layers, in which case a second time will do the trick for the day.

Overall: 5/5 - no complaints. I love the environmental aspect, the smell, the non-whiteness, subtlety and the lasting power. I'm on my second cartridge and I don't often like something enough to rebuy, but I don't see why I wouldn't rebuy this one again!

May be your perfect addition to prepare for the warmth :)

<3yu
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24 February 2011

FOTD: 02.23.11 - Bright Pink Lips!

After the trip to London, I've had a specific bright pink lipstick from MAC that I want so badly, but due to my Project Pan, I have to wait til March. But when I came home I realised I already had a lighter bright pink - NYX Paris that I got from Mandy, so I decided to sport that yesterday, alongside my newest MAC e/s from Sinead at DitzyMakeUp.

Face:
- Revlon Colorstay in Sand Beige
- ELF Compexion Perfection Powder
- MUJI Concealer in Ochre
- MAC Style

Eyes:
- Benefit Stay Don't Stray
- MAC Woodwinked e/s
- MAC Mulch e/s
- Maybelline Quad in Chai Latte's lightest colour
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara
- Rimmel Soft Khol Eyeliner in Black
- Rimmel Prof. Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel

Lips:
- NYX Round Lipstick in Paris

I think this urge for bright lips is my mind's subconscious way of saying,
"Where the frick is Spring?"

Have you been changing stuff up to prepare for the warmth? :)

<3yu
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23 February 2011

London Haul - 02.22.11 :)

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I spent the day down in London yesterday to take a look at some unis. Obviously, wasn't leaving without a trip down Oxford Street so I covered the whole area from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus and these are what I ended up with..

LUSH:
Got myself a comforter and a Porridge soap, the latter of which I used this morning and if there is such a thing as HG soap - this is it. Went to the South Moulton St. one, the staff was absolutely amazing as usual! They have a great newspaper as well :)

LIZ EARLE:
I've only used this once, so I can't say I've been blown away.. yet. The service at John Lewis wasn't amazing - disappointment, cuz I've heard so many good things about their staff. That being said, I'm really excited to keep using this after hearing so much about it :)

PRIMARNI:
Okay a bit of a lie, the blue and pink shirt is from Bury's Primark but I loved them so much I went to get some more in London. The texture is nice and not cheap-looking, design is pretty (I usually go for solids cuz I usually don't like most designs but these, I like) and each for £3. Get. Innnnn.

This one's completely Corrie's fault btw, she's got so many nice bikinis from Primark and this one was my favourite - was £7, so I couldn't get millions but there were about 3 that I would've bought - they're all real nice!

I love the jewelry in there atm, the ring was £2 and earrings were £1 (again, from Bury not London). I also got a slim taupe/grey belt but it didn't photograph well.. lol.

I stopped at Selfridges and got an idea of what I'd like from MAC, but I think I will order it from Debenham's as I've got my Beauty Card now - wheyyyy! :)

I also sat next to an MUA on the bus ride back and we literally chatted for the whole 2 hours about make-up, beauty tips, everything and it was so, so, so much fun! What a coinkidink? :)

<3yu

P.S. Don't forget to check out my blogsale - lots of cheap bits and bobs :)
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21 February 2011

My Beauty Bible: Jemma Kidd Make Up Master Class

I love watching YouTube video for learning techniques, but it's a given that the gurus that you see online don't have you specifically in mind when they make their videos. So after looking on Amazon for a book that I can selfishly request to teach things that will suit me, I decided on Jemma Kidd's Make-Up Master Class.


This book has so many different sections to teach you everything you need to know about basic beauty. It ranges from skincare, how to shape eyebrows, colours that suit your skintone, what types of products suit your skin (e.g. for oily, dry, normal skin etc.,) looks for specific events, and techniques for every aspect of make up (e.g. blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, bronzer, foundation etc.,).

I have to admit that a lot of the techniques are things that I had already learnt from YouTube, but I felt that Jemma also had techniques and products that are very different from the 'norm'.

For example, she doesn't just talk about liquid foundation, and talks about the positives and negatives of mineral or creme foundations. It was so refreshing after what I find to be a relatively monotonous pattern of 'basics' in the YouTube world. (i.e. It's assumed that you use liquid foundation, or that you use powder blush, have a lid/crease/outer corner colour for your eyes etc., obviously influenced by the guru's personal taste)

Another way that I felt the book was incredibly unbiased and showed one aspect of beauty through different perspectives, was the fact that I never felt forced to use Jemma's products. You'll find that at the back, she gives you a list of products from skincare, make-up to organic variations of the two that she recommends. A lot of them aren't her stuff :)

My favourite part has to be the little sections where depending on your skintone, Jemma suggests colours for eyes, cheeks and lips. I am so glad I got this before I started my MAC palette, or else I would've filled it all with neutrals! Since I got this book, I've started to use greens and purples on nights out and it's been such a refreshing change :)

This is an example of the event-specific looks that Jemma provides you with. Not only this one, but various looks for parties depending on skintone, for brides, for drinks after work, for the beach, every possible situation imaginable!

As you can see the photography is absolutely phenomenal (not mine, the book's, lol)! The models are all so realistic, the looks are so wearable and do-able and I find I have to remind myself to actually read as well! :)

Overall, I give this book a 9/10 - only missing 1, because there are a lot of basic stuff that I had already known.. that being said, I've spent hours and hours watching YouTube to learn stuff :P The price is also very reasonable - I got this from Amazon fro £12.48 here.

I would recommend this book to anyone because even if you feel like you know a lot of techniques via YouTube it really does give you lots of great ideas to expand your practice with, through new techniques, products, consistencies (like creme, liquid, powder etc.,) and looks :)

<3yu
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16 February 2011

Review - Sigma F80 :)

A week or.. probably even more ago, I received the Sigma F80 from Sigma Beauty's Sigmax HD Brushes range from the Sigma Affiliate scheme. I know I have a lot of UK readers, and for us it's quite a big decision to order from Sigma because sometimes the shipping can add up. So I wanted to make a quick video to tell you what I think to help you decide if you should invest or not :) Enjoy!


You can get these brushes from Sigma Beauty, where if you spend more than $30 you will also receive a free gift! I also have a review on the E35 and E50 here if you are interested :)

Hope that helped!

<3yu

P.S. The items were sent to me for free, but this did not affect my opinion expressed in the video :)
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15 February 2011

Accessories, accessories, accessories! :)

This weekend I accumulated quite a few accessories so I thought I'd do a bit of showing and telling :)

My scrabble necklace from Sinead - how cute is the bubbly heart?! I'm going to be honest, with a name like Yu, you can't choose if you want a 'Y' or a 'U'.. but 'Y' has hella points when it comes to scrabble.

Got 2 new charms from my boyfriend (and an Iron Man 2 DVD - YES!) - the 'LOVE' block one and the jewel one next to it after I lost a very similar one this week!

Got some tack rings from Primark - the one on the right is for a fancy dress party this Saturday. Will have pics - outrageous pics at that.
(L: £2.50, R: £2)

A tack bag to go with my tack outfit for Saturday. But can I admit something? I LOVE THIS BAG. Except for the blue fluffy thing, I dunno what's going on with that.. cutting that off.
(Primark, £8)

So yes :) Accessories weekend it was! Hope you like :)

<3yu
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The Giveaway Winner Announced! :)

Hope everyone had a lovely lovely Valentine's Day - I know I did!
This morning, I entered 205 valid entries into random.org and it came up with #95..

But before I announce who it is, I want to thank everyone who entered and supported my first ever giveaway :)

So without further ado, congratulations to..

I've emailed you to get your details so I can ship off your goodies :)

Congratulations to Beth, and thanks to everyone who entered!

<3yu
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13 February 2011

Valentine's Nails w/ OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream :)

Just wanted to show you 1) my nails for tomorrow 2) the extent of my nail art abilities 3) another way to wear OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream..


I think it's so pretty and so feminine, and it's a much better way of wearing OPI Katy Perry's Teenage Dream (post here) than wearing it all over. The nude layer is OPI Malaysian Mist.

Hope you like, and hope you try :)

<3yu
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12 February 2011

Review - E.L.F Complexion Perfection Powder

The ELF Complexion Perfection powder is one of those products that everyone is like, "What the heck is this" and passes over. While it isn't a HG material for me, it's something that I think deserves some attention and is worth the £3.50.


Packaging: Very NARS-esque, except it's not matte. Quite sturdy, with a very big nice mirror that I use even when I'm not using the powder.

Purpose: Probably everyone's biggest question! It's meant to be an all-over translucent facepowder that neutralizes your skintone. The green counteracts redness, the red & yellow any blues under the eyes and blue for any yellows and oranges. It can also be used in specific areas e.g. just putting the green on red areas. I'ts also an oil-absorbing powder, and works very well with kabuki brushes and powder brushes.

Formula: It's really finely milled and very smooth and nice on the skin. It really does do well absorbing oil, and I like it on the go for that. It does neutralize your skin but it doesn't have coverage.

There are 2 big issues with this powder. Firstly, it's horrible for photography and you turn white. Secondly, it's not completely translucent and will lighten your skin a little bit - but not to the level that others may notice. Might not be the case for those with paler skin, as I'm NC30-35 :) Any darker skinned people may have issues with this though!

This is just a swatch - obviously wont turn out stark white when you have a thin layer on your face :P
Price: £3.50 from ELF Cosmetics.

All in all, I think it's well worth the money, it's incredibly useful, and an all around good product. It's just not.. perfect. But what do you expect for £3.50 :P Also good cuz you don't need to colour match, unless you are medium-dark or darker - not sure it would work due to it not actually being translucent. And obviously very good for just an average non-photography day touch-up :)

<3yu
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11 February 2011

Why I Love the BodyShop.. (and 3 offers info!)

Today I received my first Body Scrub from the BodyShop and I realised - I have a LOT of BodyShop products and a LOT of love for the BodyShop. So I wanted to reflect on why I have major bromance (beauty romance) with the company, and share with you guys :)

First things first, if you've never tried the BodyShop, or if you always felt that it's a bit expensive for what it is - now is the right time to give it a shot. They are offering, not only free shipping, but a 30% discount to anyone who joins their Facebook Group.

Also, FaceFixers has just kindly told me that in today and tomorrow's Telegraph, there is a £5 voucher for them as well :)

Cosmo on Campus has just tweeted -"Student VIP day at The Body Shop stores, Thursday 17 Feb. 30% off ALL makeup, FREE Big & Curly Mascara & makeover! More info in Cosmo on Campus".

No excuses ladies! :P


Secondly, while they have had a few flukes in the past, they have regained their strong humanitarian aspect to their products. They claim fair trade and anti-animal testing, and often run campaigns, such as the Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign today, or past campaigns for the environment and for HIV/AIDS victims. Their bags are always 100% recycled and biodegradable, and I have never had a staff over-package my goods (unlike in LUSH sometimes). However, all this isn't to be mistaken that all their products are natural. Some are (e.g. DeoDry, Nutriganics), some aren't.

The founder, Dame Anita Roddick, was a human rights activist and very much brought that into her work after alliancing with Green Peace. I'm not an expert on their company, but I think what they do is a lot more than what many other companies do, and for this I don't mind paying an extra few quid.


Thirdly, I've always found their customer service to be excellent. Not only are the in-store staff usually lovely, but the order I placed on the 8th, which was dispatched on the 10th, arrived on the morning of the 11th. And this is for the free standard delivery.

They also very much keep customers in mind when designing their products. For example, they are one of the few companies who offer trial kits for most of their skincare range, which include a face wash, toner, moisturizer, and sometimes something extra like the Tea Tree Oil. Also, their packaging is often very easy to use (e.g. tubs, pumps, shape of lipgloss's doefoot applicator) and unwasteful (tubs, clear tubes, cartridge deodorants etc.,).Their products always come in a variety of sizes, and for a variety of skin-types.

It might sound pretty ridiculous, but I do not work for the BodyShop, never have done, I've not been paid or sent any free products to write all of this. I just sat down, and thought about why I keep going back to the BodyShop time and time again. And that's what I've come up with.

Hope this has encouraged newbies to give it a shot, and for old-time lovers to pop in some time - it really is a lovely experience! :) And if you do check them out, please please please take the time to sign the petition against Sex Trafficking - it wont take much of your time, and it can really make a difference!

Oh, and I forgot to mention. The quality of their products are superb :) My favourites are the Seaweed Facewash and Toner, the DeoDry, Body Butters, Body Wash, LoveGloss and Born Lippy.

This is what I've got now.. and trust me, I've tried a LOT more :)
<3yu
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10 February 2011

Finally! The Start of My MAC Palette :)

I have been waiting SO long for this guys! I've finally got myself a MAC Eyeshadow Palette to fill with all my babies *obsessed*.

What is with the white dot near the bottom? Does everyone else have that? Why is it there?!
I picked it up from the MAC store at Neal Street yesterday when I was down in London for an Open Day. I was meant to pick up Naked Lunch with it until I swatched it in store and didn't quite like it. So I walked out with this, kind of disappointed that the infamous eyeshadow wasn't to my taste.

Then I looked at my hand - ugh the swatch looked gorgeous in natural light! Instantly regretting it, but knowing I'll have another chance to go to MAC soon, I came home to fill it with my 5 eyeshadows I already have (obviously after attending the Open Day :P). And here they are!

Top Row: Honesty, Middle Row: Patina, Tempting, Satin Taupe, Bottom Row: Beauty Marked
My boyfriend asked quizzically as to why I had them in random places. All you beauty lovers know why - I've got my whole palette planned out already (*obsessed x2*). I'm planning on getting 6 browns/neutrals and 4 colours :).

Anyway, I'll keep you guys updated on how the filling goes! It's also quite exciting that out of the 5 products I mentioned in my 2011 Wishlist, I've already got 3 :)

Have you guys got a MAC palette? Are/were you obsessed as I am? :)

<3yu
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8 February 2011

A Bedside Pampering Station..?

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that has a few bits and bobs permanently lying around on my bedside table, separate from my usual "vanity", and slowly forming its own "bedside pampering station"?


It's not something we talk about but I thought it'd be fun to show what sort of pampering I get up to in the evenings! :)

L: Ted Baker Body Souffle, C: Sephora Body Butter in Pineapple, R: Dumbell (a glorious 1kg)

The Body Souffle and Body Butter serve the same purpose in 2 different ways for me. They both moisturize, but the souffle is lighter and has a zesty smell, whereas the body butter is heavier with a sweeter smell. I like having both of them around according to my mood :)

Sometimes Soap & Glory's Heel Genius occupies the pampering station, but today it decided to go back to its place next to Hand Food in the usual vanity.. he's still adjusting.

The dumbell.. well, is so I don't feel completely useless when I'm huddled up with a cuppa, millions of digestives and Bridget Jones.


The hair clip is for when my bangs (or fringe..) get in the way of films (I would say books, but I'm not very book-oriented. Yes I do a degree, but I've managed to do 3 years whilst despising books).

The Sephora body lotion is SO light and absorbs so well into your skin, so I use it for my hands :) This is in Blackberry and Red Currant - very yummy!

Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream has been the love of my vanity this month. It's solved my gross dry cuticle problems! It's afterall a lotion, so I like to put it on at night and have pretty fingers in the morning :)

Vaseline - usually don't like going bed with anything too scent-ey or heavy on my lips so Vaseline does the job for night time lip moisturization.

I like sleeping with my arms above my head, but I wont fall asleep if I've had a long day and my arm pits smell. My boyfriend thinks I'm strange but whatever gives me my beauty sleep! ;P This one is Impulse's City Collection in New York. Lovely cucumber smell, very fresh, neutral and perfect to fall asleep to (haha!)

Reveal, ladies, what's in your bedside pampering station? I know you have one! ;)

<3yu
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5 February 2011

O.P.I Katy Perry - Teenage Dream :)

When Katy Perry's OPI collection first came out I'd never tried OPI and had no interest in doing so (silly me). So a week ago when I was looking for a break from all the matte OPI's I've been trying, I was surprised to see that the swatch I quite liked was 'Teenage Dream' from Katy Perry's collection - how ironic.

Anyway, after a few days of deliberation, I got it. And I haven't looked back, even if this is the only OPI I've paid full price for! :P This is why:


IT'S SOOOO PRETTYYYYYY!
Pink + Bling? What more could I want?!

The photograph does not do justice to the amount of bling that is in this baby. It's a magenta-ey pink liquid with lots of and lots of glitters, both tiny and chunky. The tiny glitters almost create a pearlescent/shimmer effect, while the chunky glitters catch the light like crazy and add that multi-colored bling to your nails. 


I think my biggest fear was how sheer it was going to be, but it's not as sheer as some polishes, and incredibly buildable, because believe it or not that picture has 4 layers on it and it does not feel heavy or clumpy. You can't see it but with 4 layers it's pretty much packed with shimmer, and so you do have the choice of how you want it to look :) Even with 2 layers on, it's nice - just more baby pink than it is magenta, and the shimmer effect is slightly less, and suitable for non-party occasions :).

My way to use this in the future will probably be on the tips of my nails after I've put pale nude colour all over the nail. I think that'll create a very feminine and pretty effect :)
Have you gotten anything from Katy Perry's collection? :)

<3yu

P.S. This is only the start of my nail varnish posts.. hope you don't mind :P
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4 February 2011

FOTN: 02.03.11 - MAC Beauty Marked & Mark Ronson!

No, I did not go out looking like Mark Ronson, but I did wear MAC Beauty Marked to his gig at my uni's Students' Union last night, and wanted to make a post on my FOTN. This is primarily because I did a look out of my new Jemma Kidd Make-Up Master Class book!

Face:
- Revlon ColourStay in Sand Beige
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC35
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Sand
- Bourjois Compact Powder in Miel Dore
- ELF Studio Blush in Tickled Pink
- Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzer in Medium Matte 
- MAC MSF Smooth Merge

Eyes:
- Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
- MAC Beauty Marked (wet)
- 28 Neutral Palette (highlight/blending)
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara
- Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Black
- Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
- Aiku Maikawa Lashes 910

Lips:
- L'Oreal GlamShine in Coral Strass


 And to all of you geek-lovers & Mark Ronson lovers..


He world premiered his next single, "Record Collection" to us and it is a brilliant song - keep your eyes and ears peeled for that! :)

<3yu
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2 February 2011

O.P.I Barefoot in Barcelona!... I wish!

I wish I was friggin' barefoot in Barcelona, it's miserable weather today!

Anyway! I received this in the post yesterday from the lovely Marilou's blogsale (alongside another nailpolish that I bought from her - shall be a surprise for another day), and it has been a colour that I've been eye-ing up since my first encounter with O.P.I. It's called Barefoot in Barcelona and this is what it looks like..

(Idk if it's just me but please click on it, as the colour seems to change when I do.. and it's more accurate in the real size!)
Yes, I know, very similar to my other 2 O.P.I's but they are quite different when swatched and I cannot have enough nudes - I love them! Check out the tag on OPI's to see the other posts :)

Barefoot in Barcelona is a brick-reddish nude, that can look a bit pink-ish in certain lighting. It's something that I think only middle-dark skintone people would call a true nude. On fair people, I have a feeling it may even have a bit of an ageing effect - but I wouldn't know! However, on mid-toned people like me, it's just a bit darker than your typical nude and gives a very sophisticated look.

Do any of you guys have this colour? What are your favourite OPI nudes? :)

I have loads of nailpolishes waiting to be blogged about, so brace yourselves for a nailpolish-infested week from me!

<3yu
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