Saturday, 28 September 2013

100 Follower Blog Giveaway !

I am so happy to say that I have reached over 100 followers on Bloglovin !
To show how truely great-full I am I have decided to do a blog giveaway :D

First things first the boring part Terms & Conditions 

This is a UK only giveaway
If under 18 I will need parental permission 
This giveaway is closely monitored and any False Entries will be removed 
The winner will be selected at random through Raffle Copter 
The winner will be announced on Twitter and Emailed personally 
The winner will have 3 days to reply. If the winner does not reply within the 3 days a new winner will be selected.  

Now for the Fun Bit The Prizes !! 

All Prize items are from Forever 21

1st we have Forever 21 Cosmetics Bag
Lovely Black Cosmetics bag with a silver zip. 
Inside the cosmetic bag is a beautiful heart patterned lining. 
This is the medium size bag so is perfect for carrying all your essentials on the go.

2nd we have Forever 21 Makeup Brush Set
5 Makeup Brush set that contains 
Eyebrow and Eyelash Comb
Eyebrow Brush
Blusher Brush 
Eyeshadow Brush 
Lip Brush
All brushes have the same pretty heart design as the Cosmetic Bag Lining so will go perfect together

Last but not least Forever 21 False Lashes #053 Feathered 
A gorgeous set of long lashes which will add glamour to any makeup.
They are so nice I very nearly kept these for myself !

I hope you all enter this giveaway and like the prizes I have chosen 
Good Luck everyone !
And thanks again without you all this wouldn't have happened ! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Vaseline Limited Edition Paint The Town Red Lip Tint Review

On a recent trip to Selfridges I came across this new Paint The Town red lip tint made by Vaseline.
Paint The Town is the latest in Vaseline's Limited edition range. This is the third Limited edition tint that Vaseline have brought out the first being Creme Brulee and the second being Pink Bubbly  
I love the design on the the lid of the lip tint. 
I think its a great idea that the red paint is dripping down the lid to form the silhouette of a city skyline.
 This is such a creative idea and also looks so pretty. 

 The colour of the tint in the tin looks a very deep dark red. However the lip tint gives a very light pinky tone to the lips. It is very subtle and only a few shades darker than your natural lip colour. It is noticeable that you have something on your lips but I wouldn't say that I would wear it for a night out on its own. This would be great teamed with a red lipstick for an extra added red glossy look for a more glamorous effect rather than just on its own. 
I would recommend this if you feel lipsticks don't suit you or you don't want to try them, but want a little extra something on a night out. 

The lovely tint has a gorgeous spiced berry flavour which smells amazing especially for the winter months. 
This limited edition lip tint is currently only available at Selfridges for £3.49. The tint will be sold in boots stores towards the end of September.
I think this is a great purchase and would recommend this to anyone. Its great teamed with red lipstick for a more glossy softer look and great on its own for a sweet subtle pinky shine.
As the tint is limited edition there is a limited supply so snap one up while you have the chance ! 

Thanks for reading.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions !

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Starting Off: Foundation

Foundation has to be the hardest makeup product to get perfect ! 
There are so many to choose from, So many colours, so many textures, so many brands. I could go on and on ! 
In this post I will explain all you need to know and the most important tips about choosing and applying foundation.

What To Pick ?

So first of all you need to know the types of foundation and what they do. 
Here are the main ones which I think are most important to know.

Liquid Foundation - I'm sure most people would agree this is the most popular type of foundation.
The coverage of liquid foundation can vary from light to full.
Great for all skin types but if you do have oily skin look for an oil free based liquid foundation.   
Apply easily  and smoothly using Brush, Sponge or even your fingers. 

Cream Foundation-  The cream foundation gives a very full coverage and if applied wrong can become cakey.
Cream foundation works best with dry skin as it gives a moisterising effect so will help smooth over any dry areas.  Try to avoid if you have oily skin as it will over moisterise you and could make your face very shiny. Also works well with normal skin type. 
Applies well but be careful not to apply to much as this foundation is very thick. Use a brush or Sponge, can also blend with fingers. 

Mouse Foundation-    Gives a smooth medium coverage but is build-able to full coverage. 
Mouse foundation is actually liquid foundation that had been whipped with air to give the mouse texture. This should make the foundation easier and smoother to apply. 
Works well for dry and mature skin as it does not cake up around fine lines and patchy/flaky sections of the face.
Apply with sponge, brush or fingers.   

Mineral/Powder Foundations- Gives a light  to medium coverage with a matt finish. 
Good for oily skin types. Also good for sensitive skin as these foundations do not have as many added ingredients. 
Apply with sponge or Brush. 

So after you have picked the foundation that suits you best make sure you choose the correct shade.
I cant stress enough when choosing a shade do not test the colour to the back of your hand ! 
Places to test the foundation for the best match are

Middle of face
Jaw line
 Top of Chest area 

please stick with these 3 areas as you will get the closest match. 
I prefer to test around the jaw line as this is the most tell tale place when a foundation is the wrong colour. 

Also make sure you are testing the foundation on clean skin not over the top of other makeup. 

How to apply ?

This is how I personally apply my foundation do what feels best for you. 
There are many different ways of applying foundation.
There are no wrong ways ! 

first of all apply a moisteriser or primer to give a nice smooth base to the makeup . It honestly does make a big difference and will make your foundation look much more fresh and smooth.

Using a brush apply foundation to the center of the face and apply outwards. Apply a little product at a time. You can build up if needed. You will be surprised how far a little foundation can go and you don't want to appear cakey ! Make sure to blend around Jawline, Neck and even around the ears ! Many people forget around the ears. This will give you an even complexion throughout.

Just make sure you blend blend blend !!

Its as simple as that ! 

Here are a few foundations I have tried and tested out. 

Let me know if you have any questions !
Hope you enjoy !
Thanks for reading 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

DIY Mini Bunting

I spotted these Mini Buntings at Newlook recently. There are 2 designs to choose from and I went for this cute Aztec style. They were along side all the festival goodies. They are supposed to go round your tent at festivals but I just love them for my room. They have also gone in the sale for £2 absolute bargain ! 

So here is a little guide on how to put the bunting together. 

Its really easy to do. I would just make sure that you put the ribbon on the right side of each section so you have the same consistency all the way through. 
I just love the colours and think they all work really well together. Its so girly so will go perfectly in my room.
I also think I love it even more considering I made it :)
These are great to hang in your room for a little something to add to your current decor. 

Hope you enjoy this post. 
Just a little thing I thought I should share :) 
Thanks for reading  

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Starting Off: Concealer

Entering the world of concealers can be very very confusing. There are hundreds of shades and even green and purple shades !
 Also to add to the confusion most of them look like lipsticks. 

So concealers are available in 3 main types liquid, powder and solid. 
So first of all decide which one will suit you better. 

Liquid: Good for large areas. Works well covering acne, dark circles under the eyes and blemishes. This concealer I find is the easiest to blend.  

Powder: This gives the least coverage out if the 3 types. This is good for a little touch up on skin with hardley any blemishes and slight dark circles under the eyes. 

Solid: This is the concealer that usually comes in a lipstick form. It offers the most coverage out if the 3 but is by far the hardest to blend. This concealer works best for scares and large dark blemishes. I wouldn't reccomend putting this under eyes as it can irritate sensitive areas. Also as its hard to blend you will notice the build up.

The next tricky thing to choose is what shade is best for you. Take into consideration what it is you want to cover as it may be best to have different shades for different problem areas.
I personally try to steer clear of light concealers many people think the lighter the concealer the more likely it will hide dark areas and blemishes. I find when people apply concealer that is too light you then have light patches which can actually look worse!

So here is a little guide to what each shade does.

Orange/warm: The orange within the shade takes away the blue tones from the skin which is what forms the dark grey areas within the skin. This also is the best shade for hiding veins!  Warm tones are the best for hiding dark circles the colour is strong enough to cover the grey and give a fleshy tone. This instantly brightens the darker areas.

Yellow: The yellow shade takes away from the purple tones within the skin. Again this shade is good for reducing dark areas. Also this would be the best shade for covering up bruises.

Green:  This shade takes away redness so is great for blemishes, rosacea and scares.

Purple: This shade takes away the yellow tones in this skin. This shade also makes your complexion appear brighter.

Here is another guide that I personally use when applying concealer
( Remember everyone is different there is no right or wrong way. Do what ever way you are most comfortable with)

1. Apply foundation all over. ( foundation will cover most imperfections !)
2. Then look for imperfections.
3. Apply the correct shade.
4. Use a concealer brush to softly apply. You can use your finger if you do not have one.
5. Pat and Dab onto the area needed do not rub concealer in. (Especially around eyes as the skin is very delicate)
6. Blend around the edges of the concealer to make sure you don't have an obvious color change.

Always apply with a thin layer. You can build up coverage. If you apply to much you don't want to have to take all the concealer and foundation of and start all over again.

Here are a few that I use
Rimmel Hide The Blemish £3.99                    Witch Concelaer £4.99                            Clinique Airbrush £18.00                                                                            

For one last special tip from me I will tell you a makeup artist secret.
When dealing with really dark grey areas on the face under eyes etc and dark skin, Apply a very small amount of bright red lipstick to the area and mix in with the concealer. Make sure it is a warm orange based red to warm the concealer and this will completely remove the grey area !
This is also great to use when covering tattoos.

Hope this post helped you out.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

OOTD Dip Dye Maxi Dress

Forgive me if I have done this wrong but this is my first ever OOTD post and also the first time I have added a full photo of myself in a post. (aaaa scary !!) 

So over the weekend I went to a BBQ. I decided to get this lovely dress from Jane Norman.
I first saw the dress in the window display and absolutely fell in love with it. I love all things dip dye at the moment. I was determined to buy this dress but wanted to wait until payday. Luckily for me while I was waiting the dress went on sale ! So instead of paying £40 I got it for half price at £20. (yaaaaay)    

The dress does come up quite big and I managed to fit into a size 8. which il be honest has not happened for a long time. 

As I am quite small height wise I actually folded the dress up around the waste. I then placed my white belt over the fold so you couldn't see. I got the belt for £9 From Dorothy Perkins .

So this is what the dress looked like on.

I love the way the dress flows and how it floats in the breeze. Pink and Blue colours like this are my absolute favourite so I love how the colours blend together. I also wore white wedged sandals with this dress but you cant see them as I should have rolled the dress up a little more. I found the dress really comfortable throughout the evening. The belt worked a treat and the dress didn't fall down or lower at all through the night.  

And here is a close up of my makeup.  

Please let me know if you would like a tutorial on the makeup I have on here. 
Do you like dresses from Jane Norman ? What do you think about Dip Dye. 

Hope you enjoyed the post. 

Thanks for reading !!