Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween FOTD: Glamorous Vampire

I did this face a few weeks ago for a video game review on the Master System-Master of Darkness and it didn't want to upload it until that video is live- well, its live now. So enjoy!

Also enjoy this! 
Back in 2012, I did alot of Halloween inspired and 'out there' looks for both Youtube and my old blog- and it got alot of views. 
Even in my waking life, plenty of people I know tend to ask me to do their make-up for Halloween.

I dunno, maybe I'm sick and morbid- that's why it works! 

Well, Tis the month to get Gory and Blooded up I suppose!  
I think a seductive vampire is great for those who don't really have the time and is rather easy for beginners in make-up!

What I used:
-Revlon Colorstay Foundation
-MUA Translucent powder
-AVON blusher in Russet
-120 Manly Palette, Rusty Red, Reddish Brown and black. 
-MUA Black eye pencil
-MUA Red Lipstick
-Ebay Gel Liner

I think rusty reds compliment blue eyes beautifully, it really makes them pop!
Just check out my video and honestly, my peepers are the first thing that hits you! :)

  • Apply eyeshadows before the foundation, this look can get messy! 
  • Wash the rusty red colour all over the lid, and feather it out on the outer corner of the eye.
  • Taking the reddish brown, apply that in the crease of the eye.
  • Blend out the colours, literally flicking outwards towards your brows.
  • Apply plenty of Black pencil liner: (the waterline and the lash line)
  • On the lash line, smudge the black liner, and drag it out to the outer corner, so that it almost look cat like. 
  • Add a tiny amount of black eye shadow to the crease and the black eye liner and blend it in, to darken the look. 
  • With a thin brush, add black gel liner to the outer corners of the lip 
  • Then with a lip brush, apply the red lipstick and blend the black and red together. 
I do hope that these tips have helped! :)
What do you think? 
Tell me what you're going to dress up for this Halloween! 
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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Lush Christmas Collection 2014 (Overview)

I was very fortunate enough to have received a few goodies from Lush's Christmas collection, obviously, it's not the entire Christmas collection as its missing a few products, like the infamous Snow Fairy but this is what I have got so far :)

Note: This isn't a full review of each product as I haven't fully used all of them yet but this is just my general opinion on the scents, followed by what ingredients each product include.

Also please check out my video overhaul of the Lush Christmas Collection- HERE, I am slowly picking up beauty Vlogging and tutorials again!

Buche de Noel (£6.50/each):
This cleanser literally smells like a Christmas pudding! 
My skin absolutely loves Lush skincare and loathes it when I use anything else. This product reminds me of Aqua Marina- in both its gross appearance and by the way it functions. The ingredients include satsumas, cranberries and a drop of brandy (although a alcohol-free alternative is present on the website) and it claims to bring radiance back to wintry skin. 
The sweet almonds, kaolin and fruits buff away the dead skin, whilst the presence of cocoa butter softens it. 
I have used this once and there will be a review coming soon :)

Snow Fairy Shimmer bar (£4.95/each):
Yes, the infamous snow fairy gets a make over as a beautiful, angelic shimmer bar. 
It has the signature smell of sweet pear drops and you can either 'smoosh' it up in your hands and massage it all over your body or use it like a massage bar and gently buff this over your body for a fragrant shimmer. 
One recommendation, is to use the Snow Fairy shower gel and then massage this over dry skin straight over for a layered affect. 
I can't wait to use this! 

Reindeer Rock Soap (£3.10/100g):
At first, I looked at this going 'what the hell is this?' Have I stumbled upon a raw uncut ruby coloured diamond?'
But when you look at it from the side you can make out the glittery Reindeers embossed in this chunk of soap. Now you know that I love the majority of Lush soaps, with Godmother being my least favourite and this, unfortunately, at the moment, doesn't scream 'WOW' at me. 
With a delicate mix of uplifting and cleansing bergamot oil, calming and toning cypress- this soap is meant to leave you feeling both refreshed and comforted during the hectic Christmas period! 
(I am going to be using this throughout December then!)

Yog Nog Soap (£3.40/100g):
Due to its very creamy texture, I didn't know whether this was meant to be a massage bar or soap. 
Its made with Soya yoghurt (hence the consistency) and a dash of festive spice. With a Fudgy blend of clove buds and Ylang Ylang oil and dusted with cocoa oils, this literally smells like spicy but warming. 
By far, this is my favourite soap of the Christmas period. I haven;t used it yet but I assume that it might be similar to Honey I washed the kids and be rather moisturising to the skin, leaving it soft to the touch.

Snowcake soap (£3.40/100g):
Surprise another soap to add to my ever growing Lush collection- which we all know, will probably land up being my new favourite next week! 
Now on the website- this looks brown but what I have here looks like a marbled nougat! 
It smells strongly of Marzipan and is suppose to create a rich and luxurious lather. 

Cinders Bath Bomb (£2.50/each):
I always feel bad using the bath bombs that Lush produce- they always smell wonderful and usually put on an entertaining show whilst they dissolve, with the only issue being that you can only do it once (unless you keep buying them and boy would I feel sorry for your bank account). 
Cinders I feel exactly the same with. 
Its a combination of sweet and spicy and is embedded with popping candy and cinnamon leaf oil, 

Rose Jam shower gel (£4.75/each):
Its not exactly snow fairy but this.. is ...amazing. 
With argan oil, organic Rose absolute, Rose oil and infused with a Fairtrade Vanilla pod, this shower gel literally smells like its title. 
Roses and jam. Honestly I feel like lathering this on my toast as well as my body.

So far this is my Lush collection and I hope to add more in the future. 
And in the upcoming months individual reviews are set to follow, so tell me what are you most excited about in the Lush Christmas collection? 
Are you a Snow Fairy fan?

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist review

Sarah is reviewing a product from Lush's main competitor (The Body shop).
Gah, that traitor!

Hear me out guys!
For a while, I have been searching for a vanilla perfume that wouldn't break the bank and wasn't shrouded beneath the over sexualised advertisements that I see on televisions!
Seriously, sexual undertones seem to be a reoccurring theme in perfume adverts!
(Those Horny, Horny bastards!)

Getting to the point. Back when I was in Brighton (I love that place so much, why don't I move there)- I visited the Lush store and got stuck into the Gorilla Perfume stand, where I came across three scents that I want: Dirty, Karma (BEST SCENT EVER) and of course, Vanillary.
Lush sell their perfumes in two forms: oil or soild.
The solid perfume of vanillary was rather cheap at £7 and would probably last a very long time, however, I didn't like how it felt against my skin when I tested it and the 30ml beautiful bottle was £28.00- something that I couldn't afford at the time.

Defeated, I came out of the store vanilla-less and come the next payday I found this amazing Body mist from the Body shop.
I have used and generally loved the perfumes from the Body shop- as I have mentioned in a perfume post I did a few months back- quoting the Strawberry scent as the perfect summer fragrance.

Vanilla Body Mist, £7.50/100ml:
One thing I must say, that this is not for the faint.
It's a lovely scent of what I could only describe as sweet, burning vanilla but too much of it can really burn the nostrils
A light spritz does go a long way and the scent generally sticks around all day, without me having to top up constantly- something of which differs with the grapefruit and strawberry mist I have used in the past.
If I had to compare it, I would say that this smells so alike Avon's Far Away fragrance; its warm with an oriental undertone.

So tell me- what is your favourite Body Shop scent?
Here are a few of my favourites below: