Friday, 24 October 2014

ColorSport Eye and Brow Must Haves!

You only have to take one look at me to realise that I'm a brow person. Anything to do with eyebrows and I am straight there. This month I've been trying out the ColorSport Smokey Eyes & Perfect Brows Kit* and ColorSport Rapid Lash-Gro Eyeliner* and I've been really impressed. So much so, that I've actually used the eyebrow kit in two of my Halloween Youtube videos and opted for a more natural brow most of the month. The kit is incredibly pigmented, easy to blend and stays in place all day long. You can use it to create soft and subtle smokey eyes, to daring and dramatic eyes, or even, with a wet brush to create strong lines and defined brows. It comes with a little mirror, tweezers, soft eye-shadow brush and an eyebrow brush, so if you ever forget to do your makeup, you don't have to worry. You can pluck to enhance and shape your brows before creating that smokey eye all in one product. I'm trying to grow my eyebrows out right now, which means they're a little bushy, but I still managed to create a very defined shape.

ColourSport Smokey Eyes & Perfect Brows Kit, ColourSport Rapid Lash-Gro Eyeliner

Above I was applying the ColorSport Rapid Lash-Gro Eyeliner in dark brown. It's not the color I would usually opt for and this isn't necessarily how you should use the product, but I liked the end result either way. This Rapid Lash-Gro Eyeliner is meant to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker in just 4-8 weeks. All you do is apply it as close to the lashline as possible and watch the results happen. It's smudge-free and water resistant meaning it stays on all day. It Contains 2.5% Capixyl which is a clinically proven lash-enhancing active ingredient!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Halloween Makeup: Nature Witch

This look came about from just playing around with makeup late one night and therefore I did attempt to take the best photos of it. I wasn't originally going to post this look as I can't say I'm 100% happy with it, but after asking Instagram, it seems that I'm wrong! This Nature Witch Halloween Look was inspired by my Witch I did last year, and like my Ursula look, I wanted to perfect and improve it. This time I decided to carry on the design of the veins/tree roots onto the side of my face and neck to sculpt my features a little more. 

Nature Witch Halloween Look.

Products used:
MAC Studio Fix
Collection Concealer
Collection Powder
Makeup Revolution Iconic Palette 2 to contour

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos for the colour under my eyes

Lush's Confident Lipstick blended in
Lola Black Pencil
Red Cherry Lashes (very long and thin)
Illamasqua's pencil in Honour (dark purple/brown)
Max factor False Lash Effect Mascara

My London To Do List.

Despite actually being born in Essex, I have never returned to the South since moving when I was just 2 years old. This has meant that after years and year of listening to my parent's stories about London and all that it has to offer, I've always wanted to go. Last month, I was incredibly lucky to find out that I have been nominated as 'Best Fashion Blog' in the Plus Size Awards and thanks to absolutely incredibly sponsors (Sophisticated Curves and The Curve) I am able to attend the awards ceremony in London! You can only imagine my excitement that finally I would be ticking off something on my unwritten 'bucket list'. Now that I finally have the chance to go to London, I have to make the most of it otherwise I'd never forgive myself. Seen as  I actually turn 20 the weekend after, my parent's have absolutely spoilt me by booking for my Mum and I to go see Phantom of the Opera! Ever since I haven't stopped singing the songs, or reciting the film. London is a massive city though, and of course, I have plenty more things on my unwritten bucket list.

Plus Size Awards

The thing I want to do is to visit an exhibition. I don't know what it is about London that makes me think of exhibitions, maybe it's because they're always in the films? Whatever it is, it means that if I get the chance, I'll definitely be heading off to one. After looking around, I've found The Horst Style Exhibition and the Wedding Dress 1775-2014 Exhibition that look incredible. Both of which have the most incredible online shops where you can purchase souvenirs from the exhibition. However, they're not the typical pen and pencil that you get in the Sheffield Museums. You can buy The Wedding Dress: 300 years of Bridal Fashions which looks absolutely incredible and something that every woman would probably want.  After all, it is a weekend surrounding fashion! Obviously, other than the Theatre, Awards Ceremony and an Exhibition, it'll be only right to visit all the famous streets and shops. Just like any good beauty blogger, I will, of course, be heading into the department stores. I did think there was a Sephora, but apparently not?