Friday, 7 December 2012

FOTD - Rock chick make-up

I'm afraid there's no OOTD this week as I have a stinking cold so for the last few days I've been lounging about in my pyjamas feeling sorry for myself.

I do, however, have a FOTD.

As somebody who has been listening to rock music since about 1994, I feel suitably qualified to call this a rock chick look. For me, the traditional rock chick make-up (mostly worn by models who like rock stars rather than rock music) isn't representative of the gorgeous ladies I see at gigs and the like. Rock is about drama, and a smudge of black eye liner with a nude lip gets an "E" for effort, in my opinion.

This is the kind of look I would wear to a gig.I also tried to get out of my comfort zone a bit by using green on my eyes but you can't really pick this up in the photo. Before anybody says it, I know that cardigans aren't very rock n roll, but even rock chicks need a day off, right?

The headband is from Primark and cost £2.50.

Illamasqua skin base 02
Sleek the one finishing powder
Illamasqua Morale powder blusher
La Femme taupe eye shadow (contour)

MUA primer
Boots 17 blackened green eyeliner pencil (as a base)
Various green Coastal Scents hot pots
Revlon vintage lace eye shadow (brow highlight)
UD Perversion liquid liner
Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara
ebay false eyelashes
Illamasqua Stark eyebrow cake

MAC Magenta lip liner
MAC Show orchid lipstick
MAC Violetta lipstick

Primark backcombing brush

I have been on the lookout for a backcombing brush for some time now. I borrowed one from another MUA when I was working on a student film aaaaaaages ago and have been lusting after one for myself ever since.
As luck should have it, I was in Primark on the hunt for slippers (I’m hurtling towards middle age, OK?) at the beginning of this week and I came across this wee beauty. My eyes lit up and when I saw the measly £1 price tag, I knew it had to be mine.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have great hopes for this brush but I was willing to take a chance because it was so cheap. Funnily enough, I love it! It’s brilliant for creating tons of volume and smoothing down the top layers of your hair after backcombing is a piece of cake.
I much prefer this to the pin tail comb I had been using and I wholeheartedly recommend this to those of you who live your life by the saying “The higher the hair, the closer to God”. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

FOTD dump

Just a quick post to show you a couple of recent FOTD's. I'm afraid I can't remember the products used as both these looks were the product of late night boredom. 

Bare with me as I catch up on comments and e-mails, and excuse my bitch face in the second look!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Just a quick life update......

Hello, my lovelies!

I just wanted to drop in very quickly and apologise for the lack of posts over the last week or so, and for not responding to your comments yet..........

You need not worry, I've just been taking a bit of time to look after myself and sort through a few things. We're also preparing for a visit from my mum and dad this weekend so we've been busy sorting out the flat.

Rest assured, normal services will resume shortly, but please know that I genuinely appreciate each and every person who leaves a comment or follows my blog.

Hope y'all have a great week + weekend!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A bright FOTD - Sugarpill and Geek chic cosmetics

Last night, I felt the urge to put all the Sugarpill on mah face. I've been favouring more muted make-up looks recently and I felt the need to inject some colour back into my life. 

I love every single Sugarpill product I own, and if I want to feel bright and sparkly, I tend to reach for one of their pressed or loose shadows.

If you're in the UK, you can purchase Sugarpill from love make-up and cocktail cosmetics.

I must also comment on my lipstick which can be purchased here. This is the first time I've used my little pwny from Geek chic and I'm absolutely in love with it! The colour is really unusual but still flattering and the formula is incredibly moisturising. 

Revlon Colourstay Ivory
Illamasqua rich liquid 105
La Femme Taupe eye shadow (contour)
Sugarpill Lumi (highlight)
Sugarpill Dollipop as blush

MUA primer
Sugarpill Darling
Sugarpill Goldilux
Sugarpill poison plum
Sugarpill dollipop
Revlon vintage lace (brow bone highlight)
Collection 2000 big fake mascara
UD Perversion liquid liner
Rimmel nude eye kohl (waterline)
Illamasqua brow cake "Stark"

Geek chic cosmetics my little pwny joystick

What make-up lifts your spirits? 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A very tiny peek at my stash

I feel like I'm constantly reorganising or tweaking my stash storage and I do plan on posting a stash storage/room tour video in the very near future! Until then, here is a little peek........

Friday, 9 November 2012

FATshion Friday - OOTD

Today's outfit features not only my epic badunkadunk, but also lots of clothes I bought aaaaages ago that are no longer available in the shops, thus possibly causing much frustration. Don't hate, on either of those counts.....

Keep reading for more pictures and a breakdown.....

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Notamakeupsnob is on bloglovin!

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That's right, boys and girls! You can now follow this blog on bloglovin :)

A little bit of Instagram......

This is my first time updating from my phone, so do let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

I've been trying to use Instagram a bit more frequently of late. I'm still not the sort of person to take dozens of photos a day but it has encouraged me to pay more attention to my surroundings.

If you fancy following me on Instagram my username is notamakeupsnob.

Let me know your username in the comments as I love finding new people to follow :)

I leave you with a few of the pictures I've taken recently..........

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Recent Empties

I’m jumping on the bandwagon because I really love empties posts and videos. You know the drill, so let’s get stuck in!

Naked rescue intensive care Shampoo and Conditioner
I will be posting a thorough review of these products soon as they have become HG for me. SLS free shampoo is much kinder to my chemically treated hair and I have noticed a massive difference in the longevity of my colour since starting to use the shampoo. The conditioner is beautiful too and it treats my tresses to some TLC but without all the silicones. On top of all that, these products smell yummy!
Repurchase? I already have!

Etat Pur Zinc Gluconate
This is part of the pure actives range available from Etat Pur. Zinc Gluconate is supposed to address spots, blemishes and rebalance sebum secretion. I purchased this because I suffer with a lot of hormonal acne on my chin and this stuff has sorted my face right out. My chin area used to be very congested and often very spotty. Using this twice a day for a few weeks has done wonders for my skin. After about 3 weeks of using it I found that I didn’t need to apply it every day, only when I felt like I might be about to break out again. The real beauty of this product, however, is that it didn’t cause any irritation whatsoever on my sensitive skin.
Repurchase? Yes! I think I’ll always want to have a bottle of this on hand in future!

Aquolina Pink Sugar EDT
A very lovely lady in the states picked up a bottle of this for me as it can be quite hard to source for a reasonable price in the UK. It's a shame, because this is one of my favourite scents, and certainly my favourite non indie scent. It is nauseatingly sweet but with a very subtle tartness that prevents it from being headache inducing. This is definitely not a grown up, empowered scent, but it's lovely nonetheless. 
Repurchase? Yes, if I can get my hands on some for a decent price.

Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry shower gel
I do love Original Source products and this shower gel was pleasant enough but the scent (which smells very much like milkshake) wasn't anything special and I didn't feel like it did anything that a supermarket own brand shower gel couldn't do.
Repurchase? No.

Bath and BodyWorks Vanilla Berry Sorbet Pocket Bac
I like to keep a mini hand sanitiser in my handbag at all times, and B+BW pocket bacs are my sanitiser of choice. I find many berry scents to be a bit too acidic so I was quite surprised by how much I fell in love with this. Again, these can be quite hard to get hold of in the UK and the prices on ebay are ridiculous, BUT if you have a friend in the US I recommend you ask if they could pick a few up for you.
Repurchase? Yep, always!

Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive lip balm
I have a slight obsession with Rose scented products of late, so when I saw this was a magazine freebie a couple of months ago, I snapped it up! This smells delicious and the balm did a decent job of keeping my lips hydrated, but I've recently discovered Carmex (I know, I'm VERY late to the party) and I feel that it does a far better job at a fraction of the price.

Friday, 2 November 2012

FATshion Friday - A very pink OOTD

Happy Friday, my lovelies! 

I hope that you're all gearing up for a fun weekend......

Unfortunately, we couldn't get a full length picture of this outfit in which I wasn't scowling, but you get to see my beautiful winter coat and my fabulous purple lip.

The coat is from Very - if you plan on purchasing this I would definitely recommend sizing up as it's a tight fit.

The dress is from Tesco but was purchased at the beginning of the year - sorry.

My glorious purple pout is courtesy of OCC Beladonna lip tar. I am absolutely obsessed with it and if you love purple lips you really need to get your hands on this pronto!

On the rest of my face I'm wearing my usual Revlon colourstay/Illamasqua rich liquid foundation mix, Illamasqua Morale blush, Sugarpill flamepoint on my eyebrows, MUA pearl eye shadow (01) and a quick flick of Eyeko purple liquid liner.

Oh, and here is a picture of my lovely new bag which I bought from Primark last week. It's quite large, but that suits me fine as I carry all sorts of crap about with me.

That's all for now! 

Monday, 29 October 2012

I have a facebook page!

Hey guys!

Hope you're all well?

Just a quick post to let you know that I now have a Facebook page! You can check it out here.

There's not an awful lot there right now, but I'll be adding my FOTD pictures and keeping you updated with bits and bobs.

If you could be so kind as to give it a "like" I'd really appreciate it. Feel free to post on the wall and let me know what you'd like to see more of on my blog.

Have a great evening!

Jessie xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A collection of recent FOTD's.....

Here be a few FOTD's from the last week or so. No, you're not seeing things ; one of these is post cutting my fringe, and the other two are from before. I've been a bit slack at remembering products but I've listed what I could.

Read on for two more looks and product details......

Friday, 26 October 2012

FATshion Fridays - OOTD and FOTD!

Welcome to a new feature on my blog - FATshion Fridays. Every Friday, I will be posting something to do with fat fashion, be it an outfit of the day, my tips on shopping for clothes for fatties, profiles of other fat bloggers or anything else which comes to mind. Without further delay, here is my very first OOTD.....

Dress - Primark
Cardigan - Primark
Trainers - Primark
Leggings - La Redoute
Bag - Matalan

Yesterday, my husband and I went for a walk in the park near to where we live. It was a picturesque Autumn day and I wanted to wear something bright and fun.

I know that almost everybody in the world owns this Primark dog dress, but I adore it and I have worn it so many times since buying it. It's fun without being over the top and it fits beautifully. I often have difficulty with dresses because of the proportions of my body but this is perfect.

I've been wearing a lot of vampy lip colours recently and yesterday was no exception. This lipstick is by Accessorize and the colour is "Passionate".

Keep reading for a list of products used......

Friday, 17 August 2012

My top ten nail polishes of the moment - featuring Barry M, Illamasqua, Essie and more!

I am not a nail blogger and I do not profess to know an awful lot about nails or nail polish, but I do enjoy painting my nails. As with all beauty products, I am a fickle creature and can change my mind in a matter of moments, but here are my top ten favourite polishes at the moment……

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Recent purchases - Primark, MUA cosmetics, Revlon etc

It seems a trifle odd to begin a post detailing my recent purchases by telling you that I have been attempting to spend less, but I really have! Nonetheless, I’ve picked up some bits and bobs over the last few weeks so I thought you might fancy a nosey……….

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Hairstyle and colour collage - my hair over the last 3.5 years

I thought it would be fun to show you all the different things I've done to my hair over the last few years, so here you go!
The images aren't in any order as the collage looked more fun all mixed up! If you would like to know the dye I used in any of these pictures, just leave me a comment.

I hope that you have all had a relaxing weekend :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

Look dump.........

Here are a few FOTD's from the last few months. Unfortunately I can't remember all the products from most of these (sorry!) but I've posted what I can.

Eyes - Yaby 
Lips - MAC Saint Germain

Eyebrows - Illamasqua stark browcake 
Eyes - Fyrinnae rapunzel had extensions and various Coastal scents hot pots.
Lips- home made lip gloss

Eyes and brows - UD Naked 1
Lips - MAC Faux

Blog Sale!!!


First come, first served. Please read all the following info regarding how to make a purchase.

Please only agree to purchase an item if you are completely sure you want it. I will not hold items and payment is due within 24 hours. If payment has not been received by that point, the item will be sold to the next interested party.

If you want to buy something, please send an e-mail with the subject heading "blog sale" to listing the items you would like to buy and where in the world you want the items shipped to. I will then calculate shipping costs using Royal Mail's website and let you know what the total cost will be and the e-mail address to send paypal funds too. My paypal address is a separate address - Please don't send payment to my notamakeupsnob email address as I do not have a paypal account associated with this email address.

Paypal only.
Funds must be sent in pounds sterling (all the prices are listed in GBP so you just have to select GBP when entering the amount to send in paypal).

I will ship anywhere in the world. I calculate all shipping costs using the Royal Mail website so that I can give you an accurate cost.
Items purchased within the UK will be sent 2nd class recorded. Items sent internationally will be sent via airmail.
I package items securely using bubble wrap and bubble envelopes. 

If you need more details on an item, e-mail

I am happy to accept offers if you are interested in several items, otherwise, prices are fixed.


BN Fyrinnae Clear finishing powder - £2.50
Laura Geller spackle under make-up primer, 59ml/2 oz probably 70% remaining £5
Milani multitasker face powder 01 light, swatched once £3
Illamasqua tremble powder blush, lightly used no dips £7


MAC Stripdown lip liner (white packaging) 3.5 inches remaining £2.50
MAC Ruby woo lipstick £5
MAC Faux lipstick £5

BN Laura Geller waterproof eye spackle primer £6
BN Laura Geller baked marble eyeshadow duo (moonstone/blue heaven) £6
Benefit carte blanche creaseless cream shadow/liner, used twice £4

4 la femme eyeshadow pans – opal turquoise, icy blue, lavender mist and opal green. All swatched twice, £4 for the lot.

Coastal scents palette with mirror containing 12 hot pots – I intended to check the names of each shade but I kept chipping the one I did eventually manage to get out so I’m not going to bother. Basically lots of pink, purple and orange shades with a yellow and a grey thrown in too. Most shades have been swatched once or twice, some are brand new. This palette is very sturdy and great for travelling. £10 

Filled Stila quad – eden, flicker, midnight and slipper. Each shade used a handful of times. £8

MAC Plush Pro longwear eyeshadow  - 90% remaining. These are the larger 3.4g eye shadows. £8
Sugarpill Midori pressed eyeshadow –I used this once with a little bit of Illamasqua sealing gel. £5

MAC Paradisco depot  - 90% remaining £4
MAC Plum dressing pro pan – used x 2-3 £6
MAC Moon’s reflection depot – approx. 85% remaining £4
MAC Pink venus pro pan – approx. 85% remaining £4

Victoria’s secret sexy little things noir edp 50ml – used twice. £12

That's it! Happy buying :)

Friday, 15 June 2012

I'm back and I'm married!!!

It feels rather odd returning to my blog after such a long break, but god, it feels good! As I'm sure you gathered, life became incredibly busy and the added stresses of planning a wedding and studying for an MA meant that blogging had to take a back seat. I never expected to be away for quite so long, but I feel rested and excited to share my make-up related musings with you once more.

 As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I am now a married woman. Hubby and I got hitched on the 28th of April and we couldn't have wished for a more perfect day. The weather was quite frankly, horrendous, but I was so loved up and happy that I hardly noticed. I won't bore you with all the details or lots of photos, but here is one of my favourites from the big day......... In other news, I have lots of plans for this blog. Over the coming weeks and months I will be working to improve the overall look of notamakeupsnob and attempting to make it a bit more user friendly in terms of tags etc.

 If you have any suggestions as to features etc that you would like me to add, please let me know :) I have lots of posts lined up for the coming week, so here is a hint at what you can expect.....

 *An in depth review of Make-up geek eyeshadows
 *My hair "journey" and reviews of some of the products I swear by
*LOTS of FOTD posts
*Reviews of Femme Fatale cosmetics, Geek chic and Beauty from the earth
*Best of British budget buys

 All that and a whole lot more! I'm also planning a few more serious posts to address issues such as homophobia, transphobia and body shaming within the beauty blogging community. In summary, I will be dedicating far more time and energy to my blog than I ever have before and I'm really looking forward to re-engaging with my wonderful readers.

Oh, and for those of you with a bit of money burning a hole in your pocket, I'll be posting a blog sale on Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks again for sticking with me, and here's to a very sparkly future!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

FOTD dump + (a very late) Happy New Year from notamakeupsnob!


Goodness me,it's been a very long time since I posted! For that, I apologise. The weeks building up to Christmas were extremely stressful - various family members became ill (my grandma was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a hysterectomy a couple of days before Christmas)and I had a tricky assignment to finish for my MA (I managed to achieve a distinction, go me!). All this on top of the usual stresses that come with that time of the year. Mr notamakeupsnob and I usually spend Christmas day together, just us, and then visit our families for a few days after. This year, we went up to Yorkshire on the 21st, and stayed for 8 days before driving down to the midlands to visit the Mr's folks. Whilst I did enjoy spending time with my family (and the Mr's, to a point!)it was a very stressful Christmas.

How was your Christmas? Did you do anything exciting to celebrate the start of 2012? I am unashamed to say that I was tucked up in bed by about half ten :P

I have lots of hopes for 2012, but I am most excited about getting married. The big day is the 28th of April, and I am so excited to make a commitment to my soul-mate. I plan on maybe doing a few wedding themed posts..........would any of you be interested in that kind of stuff?

I also hope to post much more frequently in 2012, although I'll probably wind up posting in fits and bursts, like I always do!

Please let me know if you have any requests for future posts, especially if there is a particular look you would like to see me recreate :)

Right, I will leave you with some FOTD pics Mr notamakeupsnob found lurking on his computer yesterday. I'm afraid I can't remember the products I used for any of these, but here they are all the same............