Saturday, 31 December 2011

never too much Sparkle 'Winter Sunset' makeup challenge

Facebook Group Never Too Much Sparkle's latest challenge is Winter Sunset.
I used this image for reference -

http://wallpaperblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/2560x1920-Fullscreen.jpg

I always think when the sun shines through in winter, the colours can be so intense, because light reflects off the white snow.
I used Venomous Cosmetics for this eye and lip look.



For the eyes i applied Nyx Jumbo pencil in Milk over TFSS, then i used Illamasqua's Succumb from crease up. Then on the lid blended up was Venomous Cosmetics pressed shadows in Rising Star, then Sunset in Tahiti blended up from Crease towards brow. A little Pheonix was blended in the crease and then a tiny amount of Streets of Tokyo in the outer edge of the crease. Under the eye was Cobalt Blue with a little Atlantis in the inner corner blended with Box jelly. Box jelly was also used under the brow.
Eyeliner was Essence Black gel eyeliner with a tiny amount of Pheonix brushed on top.
Eyebrows were Illamasqua's Eerie fine pencil, then Famous Matt Shadow number 12 over that. Mascara was ELF Studio waterproof mascara.
Skin - Missha Signature Real Complete bb cream in shade 13, Meow Minerals Himalayan Pampered Puss foundation shade 0. Nyx Taupe blusher in contour and ELF Studio Candid Coral on cheeks.
Lips - La Colors Sable with Venomous Cosmetics Paradise on top.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

MUA pro palettes - Glamour Days, Glamour Nights and Poptastic

I had Poptastic for a while but noticed i'd not swatched and reviewed it, so when i bought the two new palettes Glamour Days and Glamour Nights i added Poptastic in too, because it is an awesome palette!
These retail at £4 a pop, which is excellent value and cheaper than the Sleek I Divine, which i feel they are emulating in design and layout.
Loads of photo after the cut!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Xmas eve look / Never too much Sparkle's 'Your Choice' challenge

Not really much of a challenge hehe, well that's what i thought, until you have to come up with your own idea hehe. Decided to go with a gold theme as its totally not stereotypical at all for xmas ;D
Bit of a rushed one photo wise as i was off to cinema to catch new Sherlock Holmes movie (which btw is brilliant!)





I used golds, shimmery browns and Creams from the two new MUA professional palettes Glamour Days and  Glamour Nights (full review to come on those beauties!
Gold glitter eyeliner from Barry M. Mascara was ELF Studio waterproof black mascara.
Eyeliner is Essence gel eyeliner - London Baby.
Eye brows were done with Illamasqua's fine pencil in Eerie and then Famous Matt eyeshadow, shade 12.

Lips were Sleek Cherry,probably my favourite dramatic dark red.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

never too much Sparkle 'Blue Winter' makeup challenge TIMES 2!

Facebook group Never Too much Sparkle set a challenge called Blue Winter And i think i got carried away as i did 2 looks with this theme - a normal and a creative look.
I did the creative look first and when i read Blue Winter i immediately thought of an icey snow queen look.

Click below for lots more pics of this look and the other more 'normal' look -

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hate the 'Lightbox' photo viewer on here? Here's how to get rid of it!

I cannot take credit for this...So here is a link to the clever person who came up with it -
http://englishjavadrinker.blogspot.com/2011/09/fixing-bloggers-mistakes.html

I followed the section option which is to place a new 'gadget' window and paste in the code ( delete the 1-10 numbers though as these will appear where you insert the gadget!)

Click save on the gadget and now your pictures in your posts will open as they always did before, in their full glory!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Own eye colour EOTD.

I really liked this showcase idea Never Too Much Sparkle did last month, i only joined recently but wanted to give this one a go. This one was to study your eye and pick out the colours and use them in a look.
I have eyes that change colour alot between green and grey due to the mix of tones in the iris.
AHHH MY EYE!!!!! lol. But had to take this so i could pick out colours. I see sage greys, touches of light steel blue, golden brown and pale eggshell green. surrounded by a dark grey green.



see more after cut