Sunday, November 28, 2010


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Todays Sunday afternoon movie gave me some make up inspiration from the 1980s! Splash - 1984s film with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks:


Pixi Pallet

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I have already tweeted about my lovely purchase already so I thought I should blog about it as well!

My newest make up purchase is this lovely Pixi winter wake up eyes pallet that is absolutely gorgeous and an absolute bargain at £9 for 12 eye shadows. They are so soft in formulation and are great for everyday make up but also have darker hues to vamp up any look for an evening look. Here's my day time eye close up I used the bottom rows first colour all over the lid and then the gold from the second row, third along in the corner of my eye.

Anyone else tried this? x
Sunday, November 21, 2010


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I am currently trawling the internet looking for some make up shots as inspiration for a snow shoot coming up and came across these gorgeous images of Beyonce in Italian Vogue in the style of 1930s hollywood and thought I would share these gorgeous images with you:

Enjoy x
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I have been soooo busy and can only apologise for my lack of posts as a result! I am updating my twitter daily so feel free to catch up with me on there!

Last Sunday I did a Wella Hair show along with 4 other make up artists from my make up school. The Wella HQ is not far from Oxford Circus and is in one of those gorgeous old London buildings with over 5 floors.

The show was to showcase the students work on male and female models. Every salon in London had their own team to show case their work. We were there all day as there were two catwalk shows, firstly for friends and family. The final show was seen by all the assistants so they can see everyones work. I am still waiting for the official photos from the event but here are a few of my shots from backstage!

Saturday, November 13, 2010
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Apologies for the lack of posts of late, things have really been crazy at work :(

Before I sent the Collection 2000 products back to the agency I thought I would do a quick natural FOD to see what I thought of the products on me and how long they lasted! I trialed their black felt pen eyeliner, the black mascara and blush:

 I have to say my initial reservations about the felt pen eyeliner were unfounded, this is a gorgeous product that yes does not move but does come off very easily with eye make up remover. 

Mascara - has a similar brush to bad gal by benefit and creates a similar effect - but only costs £3
Blusher - I loved this but it didn't really last the distance, I am currently preferring the check stains as they do look like I have the product on when i check my make up at the end of the day.

Dermalogica review to come as have been trialing this all week x
Sunday, November 7, 2010


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Just been going through my portfolio of work and here is a fashion show that I worked on that was covered by Fashion TV for Maison de Mode. This was one of my first fashion shows I worked on so was sooooooo nervous! It is always sooooo hard to get hold of copies of your work from events like this!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Kit: Blusher

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Continuing my current topic of products in my kit, here are my blushers! I have to say my kit is pretty small in this regard and I am currently building, but all the products you see I feel are a strong core to build upon. If like me you are still building your kit, you will find that you only really buy products for specific jobs, as its a justification for allowing the beauty splurge. As when you are starting out you don't want to be stuck with a lot of make up, that is just going to go off and that you aren't going to benefit from.

First starting with the current favourites from sleek in Raspberry and rose gold. I actually loved these products which I was really surprised about. They are very wearable despite the glitter. I am not sure how these products would fair on a photo shoot but for everyday make up or going out make up I think is gorgeous!

Dallas by Benefit gorgeous colour that I use both as bronzer and blush as it has a beige undertone to this pink blusher.

The two gorgeous shimmer bricks I own are by Bobbi Brown. These are gorgeous and I think they are a fantastic compact that everyone should have in their collection, make up artist or otherwise! They are a multi purpose product that can be eyeshadow, blush or highlighter. I have the bronze and rose shimmer bricks, but I have just had a peak at the Bobbi Brown website and they now do necture which is a gorgeous peach colour! (One for the shopping list!) Shimmer bricks aren't cheap but when you look at the number of things you can do with this product I don't think £30 is bad!
A mineralise skin finish which is gorgeous been known to use this too as an eyeshadow, blush and highlight!

Last but not least my mac pallet! The three browns that you can see in this pallet are contour colours which I have on good authority suit everyone! They are amazing, I love them especially when I am using a foundation that is full full coverage and hides all pigmentation in peoples skin as this really puts the life back.
I love the bright, bright pink but the other two are more brown based pinks as you can see a theme following here! I love these colours they look so natural on the skin and give a gorgeous glow. Colours in order top row, right to left: breath of plum, shadester, pink swoon bottom row: definitive, mocha, sculpt

Until the next kit installment ! x

China Glaze rave!

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If any of you have been following me on twitter you would know that this past week has left me feeling pretty low. So today I have been investing in myself to make me feel better... with a haircut, treatment and a nail paint. Pampering never fails to give you the lift you need :)

I am loving the colour on my nails so much I had to blog about it!
I am lets face it a little bit in love with nail varnish.
 I like my nails quite short which I think looks absolutely amaaaaazing with dark colours. So at my local 'salon?' not sure what to call it really, I selected the most beautiful deep red polish with flecks of red glitter. I was a bit dubious as I HATE the polishes which are shimmery. They somehow despite the nails neatness, on me at least, look a mess and quite often make my skin look even paler than my ghostly white tone it already is!

The brand the girl used was China Glaze - I have never tried anything from this brand's collection, although I know it is a firm favourite in blog land! I did some quick research to see what I could find out, but, to be honest I am lacking in the information stakes. From their site I can see its a professional product, which has been going for 13 years and based in LA but other than that I am quite clueless...

The colour I had painted was part of their new Vintage Vixen range in the gorgeous colour Riverter Rouge. The product itself - although of course I wasn't using it!- appeared very gloppy with a lot coming off on the brush at once which can hinder  neat application so would be interested to trial this product for myself. Of course in professional hands there was no problem! One coat would have been sufficient although mine do have two and no top coat as the polish itself does have glossy glow already to it.

Others in the Vintage Vixen Collection which have caught my eye are:

Bogie - it has an almost purpely black background colour with turquoise and blue flecks!

Classic Carmel - this just looks classy I can see this worn with a strong red lip and black eyeliner and a skirt suit and heels. Something about this polish screams elegance!

and my final favourite:

Midnight mission - this is a funky colour that could add an edge to a boring black outfit, or would look good on toes!

I think some china glaze products will be the next things to be added to my shopping list x
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

October Favourites

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Okay here are the products I have been loving in the month of October!
Weleda lavender body wash- I am definitely mourning the loss of this product now its finished. I loved it as it is so moisturising and the beautiful fragrance made me feel relaxed in the morning before work! Love love love this product its definitely on my list to repurchase.

Liz Earle hot Cloth cleanse and polish- loving this one as you can tell from my previous post.

Vichy moisturiser another product I love!!- check out my post on this if you haven't already!

Bobbi brown shimmer bricks I have been using these in my daily make up over the last couple of months. I am currently using them as eyeshaddows only using one colour on the lid all the way up to the brow bone it really makes my eyes look bigger and brighter but because of the subtle hue of the colours it doesn't look too much!

Rimmel mascara I am feeling the love for the sexy curves mascara again! This product is fantastic I love that the brush isn't too big, the mascara is buildable without clumps and it evenly separates my lashes.

Blusher I can't say I have been particularly faithful to one blusher this month. I love the two sleek blushers I bought with all their shimmery glory! But I have since re found the love for benefit blusher in Dallas! So these have been the big 3 in my life this month.

Not wearing foundation - been foundation free for my day time looks just concealing any blemishes not sure why but loving this at the moment

The Mac 205 brush for applying mascara is my absolute must this month its fantastic for getting mascara right to the roots. perfect for coloured mascara ;)

that's all for now folks x