Monday, February 25, 2013

Eyeshadow: dramatic smoky eye

I have something a little different today. It's a dark, dramatic smoky eye. Everyone does these but I'm actually really bad at them, so I'm quite proud of this look. I did an extended shape and silver too. It was basically done with my new Wet n Wild palette, Shimmer The Night Away.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Eyeshadow: neutral shimmer & green liner

This is a very easy look, done on purpose so I could give this amazing eyeliner a go. It's called the Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES pencil and it's in a gorgeous shade of green. I teamed it up with neutrals from the Too Faced The Return Of Sexy palette and Smashbox Love Me palette in Entice Me. This was so easy to do because the shadows and lovely and smooth, and therefore easy to blend. The liner is one of the softest liners I've ever used and the metallic finish of it in awesome.

Smashbox Love me palette in Entice Me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nails: OPI The World Is Not Enough

A nail polish post at last! I've been lazy since I got back from my trip, but I'm so eager to try out my new polishes, that I finally got off my butt and tried one of my new additions. I started with a colour that's a little different for me: The World Is Not Enough from OPI's Skyfall collection. It's been a really long time since I've worn an OPI polish, but that's not intentional. I forgot how good they are.

OPI The World Is Not Enough.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Eyeshadow: metallic bronze

This is a really quick, simple look today. I wanted to give another one of my US new eyeshadows a go. This time it's a bareMinerals eyeshadow in metallic bronze. It's a smooth, creamy powder formula and it's stunning. The only problem is its sponge applicator: rub this along your eyelid and major fallout happens. Instead, I used a brush to dab eyeshadow from the sponge tip and then applied it to the lid.

Left: bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Glisten.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Eyeshadow: pale & dark blue

Hi everyone! Today I've got a look using my new Smashbox Love Me eyeshadow palette in Entice Me, which I first mentioned in my haul post here. There are five colours in the palette and this look is using two of those.

Smashbox Love Me palette in Entice Me. I used the pale blue colour and the dark blue.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Haul: US nail polish goodies

Hi guys! Sorry I've been a bit slack. I wanted to get this post up last week, but the bf came back from overseas (yes, he spent an extra two weeks over there) and I've been catching up with him. Anyway, these are the nail polishes I got from the US on my trip. You'll notice that I controlled myself a little more than usual. That wasn't on purpose! I only bought the things that really appealed to me and this is what I came home with.

 OPI Stay The Night mini bottle (liquid sand finish).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eyeshadow: Too Faced The Return of Sexy palette

Let me start off by saying how much I love this palette. If you love sparkle, you will adore this palette. There are no dud colours in here at all. I also need to apologise because these pictures are shocking. No, really. They don't do justice to the eyeshadow (we all know how difficult it is to capture shimmer/glitter on camera) and in every single photo I've somehow managed to get mascara on my damn eyelid. Ugh. All I can say is I'm out of practise and I'm sure my photos will improve as I get back into the swing of blogging.

Too Faced The Return of Sexy palette.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Haul: US makeup goodies

Are you guys ready for some major hauling? Then here we go. All of these pretties were purchased in the US. I tried to sort them out according to product, but then I kept finding more hidden gems in the corners of the bag, so they're kind of all over the place. My credit card is feeling the effects of this shopping spree, but it's not like I do this every day! Anyway, let's get on with it. Oh and yes, I've already given some of these a go before I took pictures. Sorry about that, but I just couldn't wait to start using them!

Too Faced The Return of Sexy palette.

Friday, February 1, 2013

I'm back from my holiday!

Hi guys. I'm back! I got back from my holiday a couple of days ago and I'm still trying to catch up on sleep and get used to being back at work already. I went silly buying stuff in the US, so I'll have a haul post coming up soon. I'll have to sort through all my goodies this weekend. I had hoped to maybe post a couple of times while I was away, but that obviously didn't happen. I wore myself out each day so i was too tired and I also hardly wore makeup at all. That's because I was too busy swimming in this:

Trunk Bay on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands.