22.4.15

Green Underline

Today's Makeup Look. . .









Products I've Used.

Eyes:
Retrospeck - All over lid
 
Mac, Malt - Crease
Mac, Haux - Run light again through crease
Mac, Mythology - Outer corner
Rimmel/ Glam'eyes liquid liner - Winged eyeliner
Inglot, Eyeshadow 44 ( a moss green) - Lower lash line
MUA/ Poptastic Palette Jade Jazz - Lower lash line (Over the top of Inglot eyeshadow)
Ardell, Demi Whispies - Strip Lashes
 
Lips:

L.A. Girl, Natural - Lipliner
Mac, Whirl - Lipstick


14.4.15

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Cleaning my makeup brushes.

I swear all I ever do in my job is clean my makeup brushes, I have been asked on numerous occasions how I do this without ruining my brushes so I thought I would do a quick blog post and show everyone how.
Now before I started cleaning my brushes the proper way, I used to just use soap and water and it used to take me forever, this for me and all of my brushes (over 50) can take me no longer than 30 minutes, they also dry a lot quicker as well, so that's brilliant for when you need them again later in the day!
It's not a very exciting blog and no doubt if you look at other peoples they will all be quite similar, differencing in products and a few personal touches. But none the less it's something that has to be done on a regular basis and if done correctly, your brushes will last and stay it top quality condition.




Here is what you will need, a small pot, brush cleanser I use Mac but my favourite is Cinema Secrets Quick Dry, I’ve just ran out. You will go through a lot of brush cleanser in your life time so when on offer always stock up, even if you have 50 bottles to get through already, just buy it! And finally kitchen roll, I prefer to use this rather than tissue, as I find with tissue it dissolves quickly and your left with tiny bits all in your brushes, which is never good! 



Pop some brush cleanser into your pot and put your brush in about half way, do not and I repeat do not dunk all your brush into the product this will be far too much and over time will damage your brushes.



Next just applying a light hand, circle your brushes into the kitchen roll do this until there is no more colour coming out, if you press to hard you will change the shape of your brush and they won't be any good.




Finally, mould them back in to shape and leave them to dry.
Probably the most important stage of this process is how you leave your brushes when they are drying, if you leave them standing up right - bristles pointing towards the ceiling any leftover cleanser will drop down into the ferrule of the brush and over time will start disintegrating the glue, resulting in the bristles falling out and eventually causing the brush to just fall apart.

So to avoid this either lay your brushes down so they are on their side, or some brush holders for example the Real Techniques sets are so bloody brilliant that you can stand your brushes upside down in the elasticated holders.

Before Cleaning   

After Cleaning  

Have a Fabulous day!


6.4.15

Happy Easter With Lush

Lush Easter Haul

If you're like me around Easter and would prefer something else other than chocolate, Lush has the perfect solution, introducing their 2015 Easter range. I only purchased a few items, there is also the Golden Egg bath bomb, and Somewhere Over The Rainbow soap. Returning from 2014 are Bunch of Carrots and Golden Egg.




Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb £2.50

This bath bomb is just adorable, shaped like a bunny face and has a very earthy smell, which consists of lavender and lime. Infused with popping candy this little beauty actually hops out of the water hence the name Hoppity Poppity. 

Only down fall is it didn't last very long compared to over lush bath bombs, and I personally didn't love the smell.





Pot o'gold £3.50

This is my first experience with a shower jelly and I love it. They are so much fun. The smell for me was a little to sickly to start, a mix between sweet orange, pineapple and vanilla but after a couple of washes its soon died down so it became less over powering and I could love it more. I wouldn't say the smell lasts to long after it's used, but it does leave a light shimmer to your body, and when I say light I mean its hardly noticeable.

I'm now coming to the end of the first week of using this every day and I haven't seen any great change to the size, so I'm expecting this will last for quite a while, you could even cut it into small cubes so you're only using a small bit at one time and it may last even longer.




  


Fluffy Egg £2.95

Yum yum yum, this bath bomb smells like sweet sweeeet candy floss, and exactly like Snow Fairy (a limited edition shower gel that only comes out around xmas time) It also makes your bath turn a luscious girly pink colour.







Bunch of Carrots £5.95

From 2014 Easter's range we desperately welcome these back into our lives, I mean just look at them can you get any cuter? The carrots don’t smell like carrots, don’t worry – it’s a sunny citrus scent. These are reusable, just hold one carrot under the tap when you run your bath, and you will get a huge amount of bubbles from each one, this is the most expensive product from the range but you can use one carrot multiple times.


 Have A Fabulous Day!