Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sleek pout paints- Mauve it over & Milkshake

This post is long overdue! I bought my first pout paint in the shade Milkshake 2 or 3 weeks ago and was so impressed, but only yesterday did I get round to picking up another, in the shade Mauve it over. I am absolutely in love with both of these shades and would go as far as to say they are my new favourite lip colours and products.

The Sleek pout paints are amazing value for what they are, they are 4 or 5 pound each and are on a 3 for 2 offer in Superdrug at the moment, so take advantage while you still can!
In each pout paint you get 8ml of product, but you only need the smallest amount to cover your lips, so I am sure each pout paint will last me FOREVER!

So without further delay, here are my 2 pout paints:

Mauve it over, Milkshake.

Mauve it over:

One thing I noticed about 'Mauve it over' is that strangely it really brings out the green in my eyes.

and Milkshake:

I love both shades equally (hmm ok maybe I love mauve it over a fraction more). Although 'milkshake' is quite a neon milky pink, it is obviously the more wearable of the 2 shades, so for those of you who are a little scared of the bolder shades 'Milkshake' would be a great choice.

The pout paints are a really interesting product, being neither a lipstick or lipgloss I really would describe it as a paint for your lips. They are amazingly pigmented and surprisingly moisturising on the lips, but I have also found that if you pat the product into your lips with a finger, it turns into a lovely matte finish.
What I love the most about the Pout paints is the range of colours. There are some really unique bold colours (mauve it over for example) and I am definatly a lover of bold lips.
So overall I am really impressed with the pout paints and I am excited to get a little collection going!

Have any of you tried the pout paints? What is your favourite shade?
Rachy xxx

Monday, 29 August 2011

August favourites

Helllo ladies, I hope August has been a good month for you all! August is the last month of summer for me, I am going back to Uni on semptember 17th so the next favourites video you see will probably be in my new Uni house, exciting for mee :)
So here's my picks:

As much as I hope you enjoy this video, I kind of miss doing my favourites in blog/picture form so let me know what you would prefer to see for my future favourites; video or blog post :)
Rachy xxx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Dramatic Purple eye

Ok so I know I have had a lot of smokey eyes popping up on my blog lately, but when browsing through my posts I stumbled upon my 'Emerald smokey eye' and noticed the positive comments it got, so I thought I would recreate this dramatic eye in a different colour. I chose purple because it is really dramatic and compliments my green eyes. Purple would also look really gorgeous on brown eyes. So here is the look:

This look was Sooo easy to do, the colours are pretty block so its just a matter of blending and applying the shadow where you want it.
Here's what I used:

Face: Maybelline pure cover mineral concealer, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, Elf blush & bronze (the blush colour)

Eyes: Sleek primer palette- purple, Urban decay e/s-flash (inner lid & lower lash line),Grifter (inner corner), Sleek Curacao palette- Purple haze (outer lid & lower lash line), Mac eye kohl-smoulder, Rimmel lash accelorator mascara.

Lips: Revlon super lustrous lipgloss- Pink crystals

And if you're interested in other stuff I've been doing, I've posted a couple of hauls on my Youtube channel, so check them out. I decided not to post my videos on here apart from monthly fave's which is why no videos have been up...

Rachy xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tanya Burr/pixi2woo inspired 'Rock chick' smokey eye

I know the 'Rock chick' smokey eye is nothing new, but I feel I have been neglecting a simple black smokey eye recently for more interesting colours. So when I saw Tanya Burrs latest video, it reminded me how much I used to love a black smokey eye and how effective it can be.
I would say that this is a simple look but I actually put quite a bit of time into the eye, applying a base, layering eyeshadow and blending, to make sure it wouldnt crease. (on the night out it did-but thats inevitable with a black smokey eye, and you might even like it that way!)

Of course you can do this look with any colours, Tanya Burr used a matte black and I actually used a very deep shimmery plum with black.
Enough rambling, heres the look:

Flash on- looking ghosty!

One thing I will say about a black smokey eye is that it can be a little harsh depending on where you're going..I wouldn't wear it in the daytime or to a family party or something, but for a night out in Camden with my friends it was perfect.

Products used:
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer-1 fair, Mac studio sculpt foundation-NC15, Maybelline dream matte powder-rose ivory, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, Mac MSF-soft and gentle

Eyes: Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Sleek primer palette- black, Urban decay eyeshadow- AC/DC (very old and probably discontinued, Sleek Curacao palette-matte black, Mac eye kohl-smoulder, Mac e/s-Nylon (highlight), Rimmel Lash accelerator mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara- black

Lips: you might notice that the lip in the first picture is different from the other pictures, this is because I was experimenting before I went out but I actually settled on the lip in the first picture.
1st pic: Mac prolong wear lipcreme-overtime, other pics: Clarins instant light lip perfector- 02 Apricot

So that was my smokey eye, if you want to see Tanya Burrs youtube tutorial, here it is:

Rachy x

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Clinique Bottom Lash mascara

So the other day I took a cheeky trip to Debenhams and couldn't resist checking out the strange little mascara that everyones been talking about; Clinique bottom lash mascara.

At first I wondered what the hell the point in a separate mascara for the bottom lashes was, but with £5 on my beauty club card (the mascara costs £10) I jumped on the bandwagon.

The bottom lash mascara has a 'long-wearing formula' (which I agree with, I have had no smudgeing or flaking whatsoever). The shade I got was 01 Black and I believe there are two other shades, brown and brown-black.
Here's a few pics to show the size of the product and demonstrate it in action! :

Look how pretty that packaging is! The mascara comes in the standard Clinique boxing and the packaging of the actual product is plastic matte silver with a gorgeous metalic flowery design.

The tiny comb is perfect for coating the smallest of lashes in mascara without clumping.

Teeny tiny brush!

And here are pictures of my lashes with one thinly applied coat on my bottom lashes (I am wearing Rimmel Lash accelerator on top lashes)

So those pictures show me with a thinly applied layer of the mascara to keep a natural look and avoid any clumping, and I love the effect. I am yet to try the bottom lash mascara with an evening look but I would apply it more liberally with a smokey eye look which I think would also look nice :) I think the small comb makes it really easy to avoid clumping.
This mascara is good for me because I never really bother with mascaras on my bottom lashes. Thinking about it this is probably because I have always been attracted to volumising mascaras which usually have a large comb, making it difficult to avoid mess on the bottom lashes. So it is a nice change for me to have spidery bottom lashes too, It feels very feminine.

Do I think this product is an unnecessary novelty? Theres no question about it, this mascara is a novelty item, from the pretty packaging to the teenie tiny brush. It is unnecesary if you aren't bothered with putting in the extra effort with regular sized mascaras on the bottom lashes, but if you struggle with bottom lash smudgeing and want a really simple spidery bottom lash this mascara is perfect.

Would I repurchase? If I has some spare cash I would probably repurchase, or would possibly put it on a christmas list. It isn't an absolute essential but I find it a nice little product to own and will definately be making the most of it.

Have any of you tried Clinique bottom lash mascara? Or any other bottom lash mascaras?
Rachy xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

FOTD- pop of colour

So today I felt like keeping it simple with my makeup, not having to spend time blending different eyeshadows together, but I still wanted to retain a pop of colour. So the look I came up with was very simple, the lid eyeshadow was applied standardly up to the crease and the teal colour along the lower lash line was applied with an angled brush, SIMPLES!
I really like the results, and I think this is definatly a look I will wear more of, swapping the colours around. It was so simple to do and gave me the pop of colour that I wanted.
Here's the look:

Face: Bobby brown creamy concealer- porcelain, Mac studio sculpt foundation-NC15, Maybelline dream matte powder- 02 rose ivory, Borjois delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, Mac style blush, Jemma kidd dewy glow radiance cream- Rose gold

Eyes: Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Mac prep + prime eye-light, Mac eyeshadows: Gleam(lid), All that glitters(outer corner), Nylon (brow bone & corner), Nars eyeshadow duo-misfit (the teal-lower lash line), Rimmel white eyeliner, Rimmel lash accelerator mascara.

Lips: Elf conditioning lip balm- mellow melon.

Hope you like!
Rachy xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

e.l.f haul & Babyliss conical wand!

Firstly I must appologise for the lack of blog posts recently, I don't really know why this is but I will try and be a good blogger once again and spend the rest of my summer blogging away :)
So I'm here today with a little (well-quite a large) e.l.f haul.
I am new to the brand e.l.f so when the UK website was doing a deal where if you spent £30 you got 50% off, I knew I had to take advantage. So I have filmed a little haul for you showing you what I picked.
ALSO my hairdresser auntie kindly bought me a Babyliss Pro conical wand (25-13mm) which I am so excited about. There has been quite a lot of hype over these wands on youtube and I have wanted one of these for a while. I have been experimenting with it this morning and here are the results:

I looked a little bit like a poodle with all the curls on top but now I have clipped it into a position I like I am really happy with the results. The conical wand was so easy to work with so I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more curly hair on me in the future!

Onto the e.l.f haul:

Rachy x
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