Sunday, 21 August 2011

FOTD Dramatic drag look

Firstly, I want you to know that I did not leave the house like this. Even I have my limits! I was watching a film and decided to have a play around with a dramatic, almost drag look. It’s not something I would wear to go to Tesco, but I think it would be fine for the right gig or club night.

You can’t see all the glitter I used in these pictures, particularly on the eyebrows. But trust me, it was there.
I’m also surprised by how much I like the lips in these pictures. Normally, I’m just not a dark lips girl, but I’ve been having a play around and I’m starting to find dark lip looks I feel comfortable with.
Carry on reading for another picture and a list of products.

Spotlight on: NYX Cosmetics

I want to start this post by stating that I am aware that NYX have joined the “Epic sale fail” club along with Sleek. I understand that many customers were treated badly and due to this, you may decide not to purchase NYX products. I have never ordered directly from NYX myself, so I have not experienced these problems. I am a big fan of several NYX products and whilst I do not approve of mistreating customers, I will continue to purchase NYX from third party retailers. In other words, this is not the place to start drama. I simply wanted to write a post giving people who are yet to try NYX a bit more information.

NYX cosmetics are big news in the states but comparatively much less well known in the UK. However, as a result of the beauty blogging community, NYX products are popping up in Youtube videos and blog posts everywhere. I decided to write a spotlight post on NYX to give you a bit more information on a brand which carries some amazing products at very competitive prices.

Friday, 12 August 2011

E.L.F. 50% off sale - haul and swatches

E.L.F. recently had a big sale, so I decided to pick up a few products I’ve been waiting to try.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Make-up and Jewellery organisation

So, those of you who follow me on Twitter may know that last week we got a new bed! When you get to my age, this is a very exciting event. We decided to take the opportunity to rearrange the entire room. Not only does it look much better, but I also completely changed my make-up organisation and it is now all safely stored in my dressing table.

I thought I'd show you a few pictures of how I've got it all stored, just in case you want to do something similar.

FOTD Lazy eyes and purple lips

OK, two things - Firstly, "Hello!" to my new followers! I'm so happy to have you on board and it means so much to me that you read my posts and comment. I'm sorry I'm not always quick at responding to comments, but I do get round to it eventually. I plan on having a give-away when I reach 100 GFC followers, so keep your eyes peeled!

Secondly, I understand that during these terrible times in London and across the country, it seems trivial to post about make-up. I sincerely hope that those of you in London are safe and that you and your friends/family are out of harm’s way. However, in the interests of trying to maintain a bit of normality, here is my FOTD from last Friday night when we went to a friend's place to watch DVD's.

I call this "lazy eyes" because when I can't be bothered to think about how to do my eye shadow, I just reach for my Naked palette. I used just two colours but I really like the result. I really do recommend this palette, even if you normally wear bright colours like I do. It's great to have in your collection for times when bright make-up isn't appropriate, or you just can't be bothered! You can still create some quite dramatic looks with it, though.

More pictures and product list after the jump!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Normal posting will resume shortly......

Hey guys!

I just wanted to let you know that I have a few posts written up and ready to go. I've not posted them today because it just doesn't seem appropriate with all the rioting. I don't want people to feel as though I am trivialising the current situation by posting about make-up. I am absolutely heartbroken for the people who have been affected by this absolutely inexcusable behaviour.

I will start posting again when it feels right. I know the world should not come to an end because of these people, we can't let them win. I also know that maybe some people are in need of some frivolous light relief. Today just didn't feel like the right day.

In the meantime, please stay safe and look after each other.

I hope tomorrow brings a brighter day for the people of Britain.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

High Voltage Cosmetics

This is the first of these posts I have had to publish, and I hope it will also be the last.

Although I personally experienced no problems ordering from High Voltage cosmetics, it has been brought to my attention that a substantial amount of people have experienced problems.

In light of this information, I feel it would be irresponsible of me to continue to support and recommend this company.

I have disabled comments on this post and I respectfully ask that you take discussion of this subject elsewhere as I do not wish to be involved in any sort of drama.

If you are one of the people affected by poor customer service on behalf of HV, a facebook group has been started here so you can discuss any issues with people in the same situation.

I will continue to wholeheartedly support the indie cosmetics community and I hope that stories like this don't put people off ordering from the numerous reputable companies out there.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Sugarpill and High Voltage FOTD

Just a quick FOTD today! This was meant to be posted over the weekend, but the fella and I have been very busy!
Another picture and a list of products after the jump…..