Thursday, 19 April 2012

Skincare Lust

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I treated myself...

Now, I know that at £38 a pot this stuff isn't cheap. BUT!! I used it for a long time (before I decided not to afford it anymore) and it was just so luxurious on my skin.

I have combination skin (dry but oily and prone to breakouts), so I decided to give the Dr Nick Lowe skincare routine a go. It was their range for blemished skin in particular. But I found that it just dried me out, stripped out all the natural oils in my skin and frankly made me wrinkly!

This little lot was from Selfridges (the toner and cleanser were included in the price of the day cream) and although its a little splurge, I'm hoping for good results as I've used it before. There are lots of yummy skin ingredients like glycerol and hyraulonic acid for plumping and moisturising.

The lady at the counter gave me some little samples of their serum too, so I will be testing that to see how I get on!

My only reservation is that I have been using Simple skincare for a while now (to try and bring the cost down) so I hope my skin doesn't find this too rich.

But I'm so happy and looking forward to treating my skin again, and it smells heavenly too!

MUApril x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Brigitte Bardot Inspired

For this look I REALLY needed a jet black eyeshadow, the ones I had were coming out a bit silvery/bluey. So if anyone has any tips for a highly pigmented black/kohl eyeshadow do let me know!

I used two sets of eyelashes (bottom and top) to get that really sultry look. Josie is wearing a shirt from ZARA which gives the photos a 70s feel I think. But originally I wanted to create that Brigitte Bardot look, which is not overdone and a little bit messy. As a perfectionist that was a little tricky!

Lust List:

  • Rich black eyeshadow
  • Black ink gel eyeliner
I'll let you know what I find! Any tips/ideas just comment below!

MUApril x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Creepy Experiment

This is one of my first attempts at a 'fashion' look. I worked with Kitty to create an 'Ice Queen' look. 
It was much harder than I thought to fade her eyebrows out! She has quite dark eyebrows and a light concealer just wasn't cutting the mustard. So next I tried dabbing the eyebrows with vaseline and patting on a white eyeshadow which worked a bit better but still wasn't giving me the bleached look I wanted. Finally I tried talc, and that seemed to work (if it became a little bit like a paste) so I covered the eyebrows and once they looked white enough I used a 'Too Faced' glitter over the top. 

To create the sparkly lip I covered Kitty's lips in vaseline and pressed her lips into a pile of glitter. I used a Mac eyeshadow to highlight her cheekbones and the bridge of her nose which gives her that eery/skeletal look.

Let me know what you think!

MUApril x

Hen Do Season!

Hi guys!

I don't know about you but I have a few hen-dos coming up and I just wanted to show you a look I did for my friend last year. We were dressed as fairies/butterflies:

As you can see it is quite experimental and I used lots of colour to make a pretty fairy-like pattern. I actually used a blue metallic eyeliner pencil with a blue sparkly liquid eyeliner over the top! I think it looks pretty good, and it lasted all night which is a bonus!

In a few weeks I am going on a hen-do dressed as a sheep (Bo-Peep and her sheep) so if anyone has any ideas about how to make that look pretty/sexy let me know!

Happy partying!

MUApril x