Sunday, 28 April 2013

Stila In The Light Palette

It was coming up to pay day and the main thing on my list of things to buy was this Stila Palette called In The Light. Sods law, it sold out on ASOS the day before I got paid. It didn't seem to be in stock on any other UK websites. So I not very hopefully popped to the nearest large Boots store and there it was, the last one left and I nabbed it. I must have looked overly proud at the counter.
I've been after a new neutrals palette after someone nicked my Naked palette - I'm looking at you Mum! I debated purchasing the Naked Basics palette by Urban Decay but this Stila one was far more up my street with the lovely glittery colours. This retails at £25.00 and I think it's a great price for the overall quality and quantity of the eyeshadows.

The palette includes 10 eyeshadow shades all together and an eyeliner (top, left - right & bottom, left - right); Bare - matte light nude, Kitten - shimmery pink, Bliss - matte brown/pink, Sunset, shimmery bronze with a hint of pink, Sandstone - matte medium brown, Bubbly - shimmery champagne gold, Gilded Gold - shimmery dark antique gold, Luster - Dark Brown with a hint of shimmer, Night Sky - blue/grey with a hint of shimmer and Ebony - Black. The eyeliner included is one of Stila's smudge sticks in Damsel which is dark brown shade.
All the colours are super pigmented and apply so smoothly. My favourite look is to mix together Bare and Sandstone for an all over the lid colour and then apply Sandstone on the outer V of my eye and underneath my bottom lashes. Press a bit of Bubbly over the entire lid and I'm good to go. Sandstone also doubles up as a perfect eyebrow colour for me too - Bonus!
All in all, this is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes I've come across and is great value for money!

The only place that I can find online that still has this in stock is on the QVC website (link!) for a super cheap £24.00, which includes a free lipgloss.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

What's in my make-up bag?

I just thought I'd share the products that are in my current make-up bag rotation. I change up the products a lot but this is what is currently in use.

I start by priming my face with Nars Multi-Protect Primer before adding my foundation, which is currently MAC Face & Body in N1. I'm ridiculously pale and this is the only foundation that I currently own that comes close to matching my ghostly complexion. I leave my base and then go onto my eyes.
I find eyeshadow creases on me really bad so I always prime my eyes with Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion. I then apply MAC Shroom eyeshadow all over the lid and Woodwinked in the outer corners and underneath. I don't put anything in my crease as my eye shape would just eat it up, never to be seen again. I line my upper lash line in a cat eye shape and tightline with Maybeline's Gel Eyeliner before putting Une Skin Glow Pencil on my waterline. A slick of Urban Decay  Curling Mascara and that's the eyes done. For brows I fill them in with my Clinique pencil.
Back to skin, I conceal with MAC Studio Finish Concealer and then powder under my eyes and forehead with Bourjois Eclat Mineral Powder. I then bronze my face with Guerlain Terracotta Sheer Bronzing Powder and then apply a bit of MAC Melba blush to the apple of my cheeks.
A bit of lipgloss/lipstick and I'm ready to go.


Monday, 1 April 2013

A Hairstyle Ramble

I'm definitely known for switching my hair colour and style up often. My problem is I get bored of my hair so quick, since I was about 13 no hairstyle has been sported for more than a year, tops. I'm a natural brunette and the most common hair length I've stuck with is shoulder length.
2008 (I must have been about 15) is the oldest photo I can find but this seems pretty close to my natural colour and the style I use to go for more often than not. But of course, I had to experiment with being a blondie when I was 17. This only stuck around for about 6 months before I decided that I wanted to look like Frankie from The Saturdays, lopping it all off and dying it back dark brown. Instant regret filled me up and since 2010 I have been trying to grow my hair out. I experimented with extensions (2011) as soon as my hair was long enough to scrape back again. In 2012 it finally reached a length that I deemed acceptable and could finally play about with again. So at the beginning of this year I decided that I wanted a change and died a dark blonde with lighter blonde highlights running through the bottom half of my hair, and also I've opted for a side fringe again.

But, the time has come again that I'm craving something new. My hair is currently the longest it has been since I was about 12 and I have vowed never to cut it short again. Instead, I want really long hair, I may even part with my beloved side fringe, opting for a middle parting. I'm also thinking about going a really dark brown colour with a few lighter colours run through the ends, a la Megan Fox.

What do you guys think? I hope my hair ramble wasn't too long. Do any of you guys change your hair up like me?