Friday, 29 January 2016

Good Girl Vibes - Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam Inspired Look 2

I posted my Bad Girl Vibes post inspired by the other half of this Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam collection yesterday. I really love that look and I want to rock it again soon!

Today, I decided to let my good girl out and do a Good Girl Vibes inspired look using the Lipglass from the collection. It's a gorgeous pinky/clear lipgloss with glitter through it. It photographs well and leaves me lips looking plump and so luscious, which is a great change in this colder weather!

To inspire this look I looked at Ariana's usual every day make up and it consists mostly of flawless skin, a nude coloured lid, a great cat eye, big lashes and a beautiful lip! So I used my usual base with a subtle metallic pink eye, a cat eye and the lipgloss!

To recreate this look if you are interested just follow these steps:

Step 1: Moisturise and prime your face. For a flawless finish and longevity this step is so important!

Step 2: For my base I applied a generous amount of Kryolan TV Paint stick and blended this in using a damp beauty blender (I have real techniques version). I then contoured my face using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit. Using the two lightest contour shades mixed under my cheekbones, around my forehead, under my chin and at the end of the bridge of my nose. I blended this using my Real Techniques Face Expert brush.
I then added concealer under my eyes and where I want to highlight. (forehead, cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow and just a small amount on my chin.)

Step 3: To set this I used loose powder under my eye and left it on to 'bake'. (Check youtube tutorials if unsure) I then powered my face where I get oily during the day and used Mac Blush in Harmony to contour.

Step 4: For my eyes I applied a transition colour in my crease. I used Stark from the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette. On my lid and slightly above I used Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Pink Gold and set it with Harajuku from the Gwen x UD Palette. I then went over the lid with Pop from the same palette to add a slight bit of glitter.

Step 5: I used a fluffy brush to wipe away the excess powder and fallout under my eye. 

Step 6: I went in with Anaheim from the Gwen x UD Palette at my waterline and Blonde from that Palette on the inside of my eye with a small amount of Pop on top.

Step 4: I added a large winged liner (Wet n' Wild Liquid Liner) like Ariana usually has and a coat of mascara (Maybelline Lash Sensational) and false lashes. I used Primark lashes in Sultry.

Step 5: I added to my cheek contour with Lo-Fi From the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Blush palette that I bought today (Post on that coming soon!), added a pop of colour to my cheeks by using the easy shade for blush and angel for highlight where I had placed my concealer! This palette has everything you could need - so gorgeous!

Step 6: To finish the look I applied a small amount of Mac Soar Lip Pencil to my lips and coated them with the Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam Lipglass!

This look is super easy to wear and the eyes could be toned down to a nice cool brown tone to wear something similar to what Ariana probably would!

If you wanna treat yo' self to this lipstick the link is here. ALL proceeds go to the Mac Aids Fund which is amazing and makes spending that money a little easier and makes me a little less guilty lol!

I love to do these make up posts so if you'd want to see more let me know and what looks!

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Bad Girl Vibes - Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam Inspired Look 1

As I got my Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam collection in the post a few days ago I was dying to try them out with my full 'face' on. As I couldn't wait I did a Bad Girl inspired look with Ariana's lipstick!

My post can be found HERE including swatches, what the product looks like and my first impressions!

I adore this colour and when I put it on I was a bit hesitant if I could pull it off but I just love it. It's definitely a colour I may have shied away from as it does look quite dark but once I had it on I absolutely loved it!!

The look I created included a dark eye to compliment the dark and vampy lip colour with a little bit of shimmer to brighten it up and keep it girly! This look is definitely one I want to rock in the future and I'll probably do it with a pop of glitter on my lid!

I'm going to try my best to explain how I created this look for you!

Step 1: Moisturise and prime your face. For a flawless finish and longevity this step is so important!

Step 2: This look includes a smoky eye so I applies my eyeshadow next to keep fall out to a minimum and I can clean everything up before applying my base. I started with a wash of colour all over my lid. I used Righteous from my Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette. It's a pale nude and helps blending the next colours on top.
I then went into my crease with Anaheim from the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Palette (I'll link my post on this HERE so you can check it out & see the colours mentioned!) With a smaller brush and right in my crease to darken it I applied Punk from the Gwen x UD Palette - an amazing colour! On the lip I placed Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Pink Gold on my Lid. I set this with a similar shade from a UD palette and placed an extremely light layer of Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry.
I tidied up around this area with a cotton pad and then moved onto my face.

Step 3: My Base. I started with a trusty Kryolan Tv Paint Stick. This gives me my FULL coverage base and if you're looking for a similar product I reccomend the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation. I then added some concealer under my eyes, Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Light. 
I then contoured with Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Medium. I used the two shades on the bottom row to the left mixed. I then highlighted my face with the lightest shade and concealer where I needed it around my face.
To set this I baked under my eyes as they have a tendency to crease and used Maybelline Loose Powder to do this. To set my contour I used Mac Blush in Harmony as it gives the best shadow colour for my skin tone.

Step 4: Once my face was nearly finished I went back to my eyes and applied a pop of colour under my eye using the Bobbi Brown blush and a shimmer shade from the Gwen Palette called Pop on my lid and on the inside of my eye. I then went in with my black eyeliner and created a long wing. I used Wet 'n' Wild Mega Liner Liquid Liner and I applied a pair of Primark lashes in Sultry. 

Step 5: I then did my eyebrows using my Illamasqua Brow Gel in Stare and an angled brush.

Step 5: I decided to add some powder highlight to brighten up this look and add a little more shimmer. I used my Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle with a fan brush. I placed this on the very tops of my cheek bone, tip of my nose and then my cupids bow. To complete my look I added a small amount of pink blush to my cheek to blend everything together nicely!

Step 5: I applied my Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam Lipstick and my look was complete!!

This was a fun post and I hope you liked it! If you would like to see more feel free to leave me a comment and if you use any of these products or think of some I'd like please recommend them! I love trying new things!

If you wanna treat yo' self to this lipstick the link is here. ALL proceeds go to the Mac Aids Fund which is amazing and makes spending that money a little easier and makes me a little less guilty lol!

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Ariana Grande x Mac Viva Glam Collection

I assume anyone who's read any of my previous posts knows I LOVE Ariana. So, naturally, whenever I heard about her collab with Mac Viva Glam I was super excited, two of my favourites! I even mentioned it in my wish list for 2016 which you can find HERE. I also seen online it was due to launch January 13th so I patiently waited and it only became available on the North American website - Boo. Being me I obviously tweeted Mac in a frenzy and they replied to say it would be available in the UK on the 21st January (yay!) so I bought it as soon as I could that day! I believe it won't be in stores until this weekend (approx.) so hopefully this gives you some insight into the product first!

Ariana's style is one of my favourites ever and I couldn't wait to see what she would come up with. She brought out a Matte Lipstick and a Lipglass. The theme she went for is kind of a bad girl/good girl vibe as most people have a bit of both!

The packing is Mac's standard packaging with a metallic red on the lipstick and Ariana's signature in red on both products!

The lipstick is a dark vampy red with purple tones through it. Such a gorgeous colour which can be worn lightly as a dark red or as shown in the swatches. It's an amazing Mac quality matte lipstick which doesn't look to be too drying and has amazing staying power. Perfect for a dark shade!

The lipglass is a pale pinky/nude with glitter throughout. It's an amazing gloss and I'm so excited to try it out as it's so far from what I'd usually wear. When swatched on my had the gloss looked pretty sheer so I'm also sure it would be great on top of so many shades and not just the lipstick in this collection!

I swatched both the colours side by side here:
These two are under a white light.

The following two are taken with a flash.

I'm totally and utterly obsessed with both of these and thinking of doing 2 make up looks inspired by these - a bad girl and good girl look! Let me know if that interests you!

If you wanna treat yo' self to these the link is here. ALL proceeds go to the Mac Aids Fund which is amazing and makes spending that money a little easier and makes me a little less guilty lol!

Also if you have these products what do you think? If you don't, do you want to try and purchase them? Let me know!

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Friday, 22 January 2016

Missguided Plus Size Outfits!

Now I've time to chill after work I've been looking for outfits online to wear to my friends birthday next weekend and I came across some amazing things on Missguided Plus Size!

The new products that have been released lately are so gorgeous and there are so many items I want.. Maybe a wish list post shall follow this!?

I'm currently obsessed with these two dresses and thought I'd post two outfits inspired by these two items with products only from Missguided. The selection on the website at the minute is amazing!

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Look 1:

Dress, Boots, Earrings, Bag.

Look 2: Think I'm going to order this dress - in love!

Dress, Shoes, Bag, Earrings.

I love these looks and they're very 'me'. Let me know if you'd wear any of these products and what you'd pair them with!

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Make Up Wish List for 2016

This year I expanded my make up collection a LOT. Make up is one of my favourite things to do and I genuinely get excited whenever I've plans etc so I can get fully ready and put on a full face!

Even though I managed to purchase so much throughout 2015 there is still a lot of products on my radar to pick up this year and I thought I'd let you in on my make up wish list for 2016!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny (Come on February!) 
Mac Lip Liner in Stripdown
Morphe 35O Palette - super affordable for 35 shadows!
Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow and Arrow.
Two Faced Born This Way Foundation
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick
Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer
Ariana Grande Viva Glam Collection!! Come on Jan 13th! I'm super excited! (We all know my love for Ariana!)

so far thats the products I want to get my hands on this year and I'm sure as I go on and get as many as possible the list will continue to expand!

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Amazon Luxury Beauty

As I mentioned in my What I Got For Christmas post I got the Amazon Luxury Beauty Box as part of a gift. My gift was over £40 and I recieved this as Amazon has this on as a promotional gift at the time!

It includes some cool sample and travel sized products from brands I haven't heard about and some I have and have been meaning to check out!

It's a cool idea and I thought I'd let you know about the box, what I recieved and what I think of the products I have used!

Firstly, in the box, there are two Caudalie samples. These include a overnight recovery oil and an anti-wrinkle eye and lip cream! To be honest I haven't used the anti-wrinkle cream as it's not something I would usually reach for. On the other hand the overnight recovery oil is rather good! I have used a couple drops on my face where my dryer skin is and then put my usual moisturiser on before bed and I've noticed my face feeling noticeably less dry the next day.

Emma Bridgewater Live Well Look Well Tea & Oranges Hand Cream. This smells just as you would expect but is a fresh and not too overpowering smell. It's, to me, a standard hand cream and I can't fault it but I will definitely reach for my Soap & Glory Hand Food over this. (It's smells so good)

Jessica Phenomen Oil. This is an intensive moisturiser and recommends being used on the body. (ie. around nails, elbows, feet, knees) Basically where necessary. As it's winter I've been mixing a few drops with my body moisturiser and noticing a big difference! If I've a dryer patch somewhere (I tend to have very dry skin) I'll apply it directly. With people who have come into contact with me complimenting my soft skin! (Yes!)

Radial Stemcall Super-food Cleanser. This is a 2-in-1 cleanser and mask which is a good product for me right now! It's again for dehydrated skin (yay) with stem cells, rose hip and vitamin e. Ok, honestly, I was kinda sceptical about the stem cells part and to be honest I still am but as a cleanser this is a good product. It works like your usual hot cloth cleanser. I put it on my face, massaged it in and rinsed with a muslin cloth! For the mask you apply a think layer leave it on for 15 mins then rinse! It's a good product and I was happy as my skin felt soft and clean.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream. This is to soothe, brighten and lift. I applied this first in the evening and didn't notice a large difference but with being back to work this week and applying it to my sleep deprived eyes in the morning I have noticed a slight difference! My eyes appear less puffier quicker and brighter. I still need to get that brightening under eye concealer out though!

MeruMaya Intergrative Effective Skincare Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil. Well that's a mouthful! This improves moisture, line, elasticity and is soothing and smoothing. Ok, that's a big ask from a oil. One of it's main focus is anti-ageing but it also has directions for use on the face, body, scalp, hair, cuticles, lashes and brows so it really does sound like an everything and everywhere oil! I have again only tried this on my face mixed with my moisturiser but I am impressed by it again keeping my skin soft and bright! I will be interested to use this on my scalp/hair though..

Rituals Miracle Scrub. This is a softening hand scrub and I have to admit I really like this! I rub it on my dry hands and then rinse. I have to admit I really like this. It keeps my winter hands really soft and paired with my Hand Food it's perfect for this time of year.

Delarom Paris Acquaconfort Cream. This is a natural hydrating moisturiser. I used this on my dry skin and it was really light and worked well with my skin!

If you use any of these products or have done in the past please let me know what you think of them!

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Top 5's of 2015!

Ok, so I'm a bit late to the game here as it's like a week into 2016 BUT I really wanted to do my Top 5's of 2015. It's been a cool year and here's some of my favourite things!

Beauty & Make Up:
1. Soar lip liner (Mac). This guy is my forever faithful. It's my go to for every look!
2.Twig Lipstick (Mac). Goes perfectly with Soar and is always a perfect everyday shade for me and I wear it out all the time. I've my last one down to the bottom and I need a new one asap - absolutely one of my favourite lipsticks ever!!
3. Nivea Mens Aftershave Balm in Sensitive. <3 Best primer and never breaks the bank - what more could you want?!
4. Primark Eyelashes. They've such a variety but intense and sultry are my favs!
5. Lightscapade (Mac). This is one of my favourite highlighters as it works for me in winter when I've paler skin and in summer for a casual highlight. When I'm tanner and want that disco ball feel I love I grab my Soft & Gentle!

Albums (top 7):
1. Blurryface. This is one of my favourites ever and Twenty One Pilots never disappoint. When I seen them in August this album sounded amazing live!
2. American Candy. Duh. The Maine have been one of my favourite bands since I've been a teen and anything they put out always has a special place in my heart but THIS ALBUM. This is definitely one of my favourite things they've ever released! Yes. (Also they just released 3 covers.. You gotta check them out too!)
3. Worlds Remixed. My love for Porter Robinson goes unmatched. His Worlds album was 100% my favourite album of 2014 (and basically most of 2015 too as I listened to it over 700 times on spotify this year?!) but this remixed album gives Worlds a revamp and is a really fun listen!
4. Little Machines. Lights is one of those artists I just love. Anything she releases is amazing and this album is the same. It's a great listen from start to finish and the bonus songs are some of my favourite she's ever released.
5. Happy People. Peace's first album was one of my favourite albums ever but this one tops it! I couldn't get enough of it and I can confirm live it might just be even better!! 
6. Every Open Eye. If you thought CHVRCHES first album was good this one is amazing. I've just been listening to it from back to front since it was released!
7. Bieber's new album has to be mentioned too.. So many good songs!

1. Whiplash
2. Star Wars
3. Avengers
4. Sisters
5. Birdman

Games (Top 3):
1. Super Mario Maker
2. Until Dawn
3. Splatoon

Youtube Channels:
1. Dan and Phil Games
2. Jake Roper/VSauce 3
3. Nikkie Tutorials
4. Sprinkle of Glitter
5. Hazel Hayes

1. Zoella
2. Sprinkle of Glitter
3. The Sunday Girl
4. Caroline Hirons
5. Makeup Geek

So, there you have it some of my favourites from 2015! Let me know what were some of your favourite things!

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