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Saturday, 27 October 2012

YouTube Tutorial: Classic Black Smokey Eyes

Hey lovely ladies,

Here's my next tutorial. Yes, I know its been a while since my last one... I'm sorry... again =[ ... I'm back at university now so I'm trying to juggle an MSc degree, a job and this lovely past time that is youtube haha.

Hope you like this tutorial and I hope it helps all of you and gives you all the confidence to pull out you black eyeshadow and give your gorgeous eyes some simmer ;)

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Color Tattoo 24 Hour - 55 Immortal Charcoal
- Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette* - Blackout, Tease and Foxy
- MAC Eye Khol - Smolder
- Maybelline One by One Lash Mascara

*if you don't own the NAKED 2 palette by UD, good alternatives would be:
- for Blackout use MAC Eyeshadow - Typography
- for Tease use MAC Eyeshadow - Wedge 
- for Foxy use MAC Eyeshadow - Bisque or Vanilla 

- use the same technique with these colours and you'll still look great!! =D

- MAC Studio Fix Foundation NC42
- MAC Blush - Bite of An Apple

- the great thing about this look is that you can choose to have your lips nude or you can wear red lippy too -
- FOR NUDE LIPS I used MAC Lip Pencil - Oak
- FOR RED LIPS I used MAC liptstick in Heartless - Dubonnet will also work!! :)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

YouTube Tutorial - The Blooz

Hey guys

I've had loads of requests over the past few years since I've been on youtube, to do a tutorial using blue eyeshadow. I've done one or two using navy but never anything much like this look. 

Here are some tips when attempting to pull of blue eyeshadow:
- Find the right shade that suits you. If you're confident with wearing colour then you could probably wear any blue and look great, but for those who aren't so confident with bright, bold colours wear the paler shades. Pale blue is a beautiful shade of blue for any skintone. For those who like dark eyes, use the navy blues. 
- Always pair with an earth-toned eyeshadow. Taupes, greys and blacks are perfect with blue. I did use navy blue in this look to add a little bit of depth to the outer-v. Never match a light blue with a conflicting shade of blue though. 
- Keep your cheeks and lips nude and natural as you possibly can. This applies to most vibrant eye make up - if you want to keep the attention to the eyes don't pair them with a bright, bold lipstick. It WILL look silly.

So with those tips in hand, here's a look for you to try:

List of products:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24HR - #55 Immortal Charcoal
- Barry M Fine Glitter Dust - #5 and #27
- MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad - Burmese Beauty and Showstopper
- MAC Eyeshadow - Bisque, Contrast
- MAC Eye Kohl - Blooz
- Eylure False Eyelashes #070
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara - Flared 

- MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 - NC42
- MAC Blush - Melba

- Barry M Lip Paint - #136

Enjoy ;)

Friday, 27 July 2012

YouTube Tutorial: Something subtly colourful...

Hey guys!

This tutorial was inspired ... or rather a re-creation of the look that was done on me for my photoshoot last summer. I didn't intend to recreate the look but I did so anyway...

Hope you like :)

Keep a look out for my Olympics 2012 Inspired tutorial!

List of products used:
- Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion
- MAC PaintPot Coral Crepe
- GOSH Cosmetics Mono Eyeshadow #007 Coral
- MAC Eyeshadow - Cut to fit, Wedge, Fig 1, Parfait Amour, Bisque
- MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Zero

*I'm not wearing any foundation or concealer"
- MAC Blush - Melba

- MAC Lipstick - Kraft

Sunday, 3 June 2012

YouTube Tutorial: Soft, smokey evening eye

Heya guys!

Another tutorial using Urban Decay eyeshadows! (I'm really into them recently! - specially the naked palette which I'm definitely taking on holiday with me :) )

Anyway - this is a look using my all time favourite UD Eye shadows - YDK. I remember that this was the first single eyeshadow I bought from a really high end brand and I remember saving my money to go and buy it!! haha... that was like 3 years ago and it's still lasting me! I do honestly absolutely love this colour - it's so great for a look like this - one that you can wear during the day/evening, and this colour goes with absolutely any other colour - so if in doubt, always where UD YDK if you can't create a look to match your clothes hehe

Anyway, a list of all the products:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- MAC Paint Pot Groundwork
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow - YDK and Naked (from the first Naked Palette)
- MAC Eyeshadow - Handwritten, Contrast, Girlie
- Kajal (but any black eyeliner will be fine to use)
- MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack

- MAC Studio Fix Foundation SPF15
- MAC Blush - Darkly My Dear
- MAC Cream Colour Base - Hush

- MAC Lipliner - Burgundy
- Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 - Sunset Bronze #8

Saturday, 2 June 2012

YouTube Tutorial: UD Naked Palette - Toasted

Heya guys!

Here's a little look that I threw together... I wore it during the day as a general day look but it's totally wearable for the evening if you don't like wearing anything too dark and smokey on the eyes.

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study
- Urban Decay Naked Palette - Toasted
- MAC Eyeshadow - Handwritten, Blackberry, Coppering, Bisque
- MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack

- MAC Studio Fix SPF15 Foundation
- MAC Cream Colour Base - Hush
- MAC Blush - Breath of Plum

- E.L.F Hypershine gloss - Sugar Plum

The Tutorial:

Monday, 28 May 2012

YouTube Tutorial: How to apply false eyelashes!

Hey Everyooooooone!

Firstly, I hope everybody is making the best of this beautiful weather that we have been greeted with every morning in London for the past week. It's unusual so do make the most of it!

Secondly, I'm sorry that I haven't done any tutorials for a while. I had my exams all through May so I was understandably preoccupied. 

Thirdly! I have had loads of requests to do this tutorial, so I decided to do it today! :)

Products I used:

- MAC Paint Pot - Barestudy
- MAC Eyeshadows - Call Me Bubbles (from 'Call Me Bubbles' Quad), Wedge and Bisque
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Zero (any black eye pencil will do)
- Ardelle Lashes #109
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara 

- MAC Studio Fix Foundation 
- MAC Mineralize Skin finish - Comfort

- Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm - Red Dahlia

Hope the tutorial is helpful :)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Avoid exam stress spots with WATER!

Hey guys!

So, of course, exams are looming. My first exam is on the 3rd of May - just 4 days away! Exams are always horrible, they make you stressed and the stress makes you jumpy and sometimes even up-tight. Exam stress also gives a number of people spots - but, they are avoidable! And I'm going to tell you how in this blog post!

I can't remember the last time I had a spot on my face - sure I always get a dry patch or two but that's because I naturally have really bad skin and living in London, dry skin is made worse by the horrible cold, windy weather which graces us for 9/12 months!

Stress is horrible and everyone suffers from stress. But stress has this effect on the body where exposure to stressful situations, heightens your body's stress response which in turn, increases the risk of getting spots (among so many serious health problems that stress can cause). So, I hardly ever get spots - "how is that possible?" I hear you ask!

It won't come as a surprise to any of you to hear that of course I wear make-up - foundation being one of the major causes of 'spot outbreaks' - of course mainly in women. This is because, foundation and all the chemicals in the make up we use, unsurprisingly, has a bad effect on our skin. It's therefore questionable as to why we endeavour to wear the make-up, but we're women and we like to look nice - it's therefore our responsibility to make sure we steer clear of spots in any way we can!

And this applies to men too - of course, most men don't wear make up, but they do have hormones!! Hormones play a huge role in getting spots, and so does oily skin!

I do, however, want to make it clear that I do not have any medical training so if you think you have a major case of outbreaks, or think you may have acne, my clear advice to you is to go and see your GP!

So, how does water stop you from getting spots?

1. DRINK WATER!! - I know every one says this but it is so true. I, hand on my heart, have only drunk a fizzy drink to taste them, only to realise I didn't like them. Personally, they taste fowl and the gassy feeling on my tongue is vile - but if you do like fizzy drinks, remember to drink them in moderation and DON'T drink them to hydrate your body. If you feel dehydrated the best thing to drink is water - it hydrates all parts off the body without the sugar and calories!!
2. Wash your face with WATER! (without soap or facial cleansers)-  Not only does drinking water keep you squeaky clean on the inside, washing your face with water prevents exposing your skin to all the nasty chemicals they put in soap and face cleansers etc. Washing your face with warm water is best. If you have dry skin, wash with warm water and use a face-towel to damp-dry your skin and then lock in the moisture with a day/night moisturiser. For oily skin, use the face-towel also but make sure you dry your skin completely and either use a small amount of moisturiser suitable for oily-skin or don't use one if you feel you're skin is too oily (this is a good idea particular for night time as this will allow your skin to breath without having make-up/moisturiser clogging your pores).

The final little piece of advice I can give you is to use face masks regularly. You can buy these or buy the ingredients and make them yourself at home. A good one to treat spots AND acne is the aspirin and honey face mask. Just crush two aspirin tables in a table-spoon of honey, smear on your face, sit back and relax - and try not to catch the honey dripping off your nose :P

There are many other things that contribute to spots, but taking on board some of this advice may help your skin look clearer, more youthful and less "stressed".

Good luck to anyone who has exam this month or soon!

Remember "Study hard now, party harder later" =D



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