Saturday, 31 January 2015

Super Mario fancy dress!

Last week for a friend's birthday we all dressed up as Super Mario characters and did a bar crawl. The plan was to go round 6 bars and then end up at a 'cheese night' club (where the songs are mostly from the 90's). Unfortunately, I only made it round 4 bars then I had to go home because I felt pretty ill. Boohoo :( Naturally, I wanted to go as a princess (hehe!) and decided to go as Princess Peach. I curled my hair and went for a pinky/blushed look with false eyelashes. I'll list my outfit and prices below along with the make-up used for the look :)

For my outfit:

♥ Hot pink dress – New Look (bought at ASOS) - £8
Cream tights – Primark - £3
Pink cardigan – Pimark - £6
Princess tiara – Fancy dress shop - £1.99
Long white gloves – Fancy dress shop - £2.99
Nude shoes – Primark - £4

Benefit the Porefessional
Benefit Stay Don't Stray concealer – Light/Medium
L'oreal True March foundation – N1 Ivory
Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette – Golden Sugar (used to contour and highlight)
Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder – N10 Classic Ivory
Rimmel Wake me Up concealer – N010 Ivory
W7 The Cheek of It Blush – Baby Pink

Ardell Invisibands Lashes Glamour - Wispies Black
Collection eye definer – Black
Collection EXTREME 24 hour felt tip liner – Black
Clinique high impact curling mascara – N01 Black
e.l.f Eybrow Kit – Medium
Lily Lolo Mineral Shimmer – Stardust
Maybelline BROWdrama sculpting brow mascara – Dark Blonde
Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette – Golden Sugar (used the pink and purple shades as eyeshadow)

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick – N006 Pink Blush

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Makeup Revolution purchase

To treat myself after exams I did a small Makeup Revolution purchase. It only came to £18.45 including P&P which is pretty good. Having never tried out this brand before I was excited to experiment with some of the products. It's a really cheap brand but looks quite swish in packaging and so has that luxury feel to it.

What did I buy?

♥ Ultra Blush and Contour Palette Golden Sugar ♥ - £6

I have only used this palette once and so far I LOVE it. The colours are so pretty I also used them as eyeshadow too and to contour, bronze, blush and highlight! The packaging is simple but quite classy. Definitely worth the £6. Because of the size and range of colours inside, it would be the best makeup item to take on a holiday as it is small and can double up as a blush/contour palette and eyeshadow palette. 


Eyeshadows in Cappuccino and Mountains of gold - £1 each

These are very pigmented and again, worth the £1. Bargain!

Top: Cappuccino, Bottom: Mountains of Gold

Pro F105 Contour Brush - £3  Pro E104 Eyebrow Brush - £1.50

Very soft and picks up product well. Not much you can ask for from a brush... The contour brush helped to create a subtle contour instead of a strip which is always good. Nothing worse than stripy cheeks. 


Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in 'Keep flying for you' - £3

This was the only product I was disappointed with. Firstly, I thought the colour I had order was a pinky shade but it turned out to be a bright orange which doesn't really suit me. I have coral shades in my collection but I felt this was far too bright. Also, when I tried the product on it looked a bit cracked and uneven when applied. When I went to take the product of my lips it just would not budge! I used micellar water, make up remover, wipes and just scrubbed at my lips for ages until it finally came off. My lips were so sore afterwards. So, if you're looking for a lip product which is going to last all night (and probably until the morning...) then this is definitely good for that reason but for me it was a no no. Also, just be wary when picking the colours. 

Overall, very satified with my purchase! :)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Winter Warmers.

I'm back! Exams are over, coursework is handed in and freedom never tasted so good! Christmas wasn't as full of festive fun like previous years. Having tonsillitis and being bed ridden for 3 weeks with revision to do every single day was not my idea of fun. Sure enough on return to Uni I was on antibiotics and I'm only just making a full recovery now. I still keep wheezing like Mr Wheezy from Toy Story... haha!

As winter is obviously a cold season with lots of revising to be done, everyone is in need of some form of winter warmer. My favourite thing to do is just snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a blanket and stay in pyjamas all day long!

What winter warmers cheer up your frosty days?

Mine include:

♥ Blankets (one can NEVER have enough blankets)
♥ Hot chocolate
♥ Hot water bottles
♥ Pyjamas

I've included some photos which sort of sum up my Christmas. Not very exciting due to the ongoing illness and forever revising but oh well!  

See you soon with a more beauty related post...

Christmas jumper time! (It sang jungle bells haha)
Forever revising law...