Tuesday, 22 November 2011

FOTD: Pink Attitude

I wanted my lips to do all the talking with this look so I opted to wear a bold and bright pink lipstick (Fuchsia) by Sleek Makeup. This is my favourite lipstick of all time but I haven't used it since I left uni so I decided to bring it back especially after seeing Marcus' pink celebration on Xfactor last weekend.

The rest of my face is very simple with a little cheek and nose contour using Sleek's contour kit (dark) and winged out eyeliner using Rimmel's liquid liner in black.

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Smokey but Subtle

The smokey eye is classic, elegant and can be used to jazz up any look. I achieved my look using matte black eyeshadow by Mac (carbon) and a dark brown eyeshadow from Inglot.

I wanted my eyes to do all the talking so I opted to keep the rest of my face very simple by using sahara (blush) and bare all (lipstick) both by Sleek Makeup.

Disclamer: as you can see, the picture quality is crap and that's cos am rubbish at editing. I am trying to learn and hopefully they'll be the bomb.com (in my best Tamar Braxton voice) soon.
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Saturday, 8 October 2011


I just got back from an interview, fingers crossed but I think I did good. On today's look, I decided on a very nude look ( in my opinion) using matte eye shadows from Inglot and the Sleek Storm palette. 

On my face, I am wearing:
Mary Kay medium coverage foundation (600) & face powder
Mac select cover-up concealer (NC45)
Sleek contour kit
Barry M blush (no5)

On my eyes, I used the following:
rimmel's eyebrow pencil (004)
NYX eyebrow kit (brown/black)
eye lid - Inglots eye shadow (357matte)
  crease - Matte brown eye shadow from the Sleek Storm palette
Maybelline gel liner
MUA eye pencil (black)
Maybelline's great last mascara and Mary Kay black mascara

Finally on my lips, I have:
Rimmel lip pencil (Tiramisu) and Mac Lip pencil (chestnut)
Sleek lipstick (Naked)


Friday, 7 October 2011

Tag - 40 Beauty Question!

I love doing tags so I decided to do this as well.
 Here we go,
How many times do you wash your face daily?
well i try to wash twice a day but honestly I mostly manage to do it once (in the mornings).
What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) 
I have a normal to dry skin.
What is your current facial wash?

Mary Kay Timewise cleanser.

Do you exfoliate? 
What brand do you use?

Queen Helene oatmeal and honey scrub.
What moisturizer do you use?
Mary Kay Timewise moisturiser
Do you have freckles? 

Do you use eye cream? 
not yet but hopefully will start soon
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
i currently don't and I never have. I pray it stays that way.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? 

What foundation do you use? 
I use Mary Kay's medium or full coverage foundation in shade 600.

How about concealer? 
I use a combination of Mary Kay's concealers and Mac's select cover concealer. I use Mac to brighten under my eyes and Mary Kay to actually conceal and cover up blemishes.
Do you know your undertone color?
I have yellow or golden undertones 
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them. I was never into them but sometime last year, I tried my first pair and haven't stopped ever since. I don't wear them daily, just when I want to feel glamorous. 
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yep. I definitely don't want an eye infection so I toss mine. 

What brand of mascara do you use?
 I love Maybelline lash stiletto, Maybelline great last or Mary Kay. 
Sephora or MAC?
Well since we don't have Sephora in the UK, I'll go for MAC
Do you have a MAC Pro-card? 
nope. Not a Pro yet.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application? 
I use brushes mainly for my make up application. 
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yep. I use Urban Decay Primer Portion, Mac Paint Pots or NYX Jumbo Pencils.

For the face? 
I used Mary Kay face primer for a while but currently using Milk of Magnesia

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

ahhhh!! I have so many but I love all the colours on the Sleek storm palette, my Inglot duo palette, Macs carbon, texture and the Frontcover eyeshadow palettes.  
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? 
I use pencil most of the time but also use liquid and gel liner.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? 
I don't any more. When I was learning, it was a daily occurrence but as they say; practice makes perfect.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? 
I don't mind them.
Do you use mineral makeup?
I've never used one and don't think I'll ever use one. I love my liquid foundation too much.
What is your favorite lipstick?

I really can't choose one.
How about lipgloss? 

i am not a big fan of lip glosses, i am more of a lipstick girl.
What is your favorite blush to use? 
I love Sleek sahara and Barry M's no5

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
 I've never bought any from ebay but I've looked and wouldn't mind buying from their in the future. 
Do you like drugstore makeup? 
I love drug store make up. Most of my collection are from drug store.
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
The only one I know of is in Portsmouth and I went there a lot while I was still a student. Definitely need to find one close to or in London. 

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? 
Yes Yes Yes. I thought about it for a long time but haven't done it because I don't have the funds to pay for the class but it is still in my wishlist.Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
nahhh. I like to take my time when am doing my make up
Name a makeup crime that you hate? 
There are too many but the one I hate the most are using black pencil or black eye shadow to fill in your brows, people that use black pencil on their lips and don't blend it out properly or people that shave off all their eyebrows n then tattoo it back on.
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like colour in lipsticks and eye shadows but I also like neutral colours. It really depends on how I feel on the day.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Mrs Kim Kardashian always looks amazing. Also my sister Beyonce never disappoints.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use? 
I will choose mascara to open up my eyes and make me look more awake.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes. I do most times.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? 
ofcourse. I think I look just as good.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I will say Mac and Sleek because some of the Mac products are just amazing but not very purse friendly whereas Sleek is just as amazing and very purse friendly.
What do you think of Makeup??
I think it is the best thing ever invented. It can transform anyone from drab to fab and it is just an exciting way of expressing myself.

Thanks for reading lovelies. 

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Citronella Crush is an eye shadow from the FrontCover To Go palette that can be found here. A lime green eye shadow with little shimmer and it is one of my favorite shadows to use for a little colour on the lid during the day.

I decided to lightly sweep it across the lid, line the lash line using a gel liner and finish by adding mascara to my lashes.

Mary Kay medium coverage foundation (600) and Powder.
Mac light over dark mineralize blush & Bourjois brun illusion (11) blush.
Rimmel eye brow pencil (brown/black 004)
citronella crush eyeshadow
Maybelline gel liner
MUA eye pencil (black)
Mary Kay mascara (black)
Mac lip liner (chestnut)
Sleek lipstick (Bare all)

I really love this eye shadow. It is very pigmented and pops when paired with a good eye shadow base underneath. Perfect for day or night look.


Tuesday, 4 October 2011


I saw this on a blog I just recently started folowing and decided to do it as well. I do not have a huge collection of Mac products but I love the few that I own especially the lipsticks.

So here we go,

How long have you been using Mac?
I used my first Mac product during my first year of Uni which was in 2008. I was getting ready for a night out with a friend and I decided to try her pink lipstick and I fell in love.
What was your first Mac product? 
The first Mac product I ever purchased myself was the lipstick mentioned above and it is Mac's girl about town. I loved this lippie and till today I still love it.  
What's your all time favourite Mac product?
Well from my mini collection, I'll have to say Mac's Ruby Woo lipstick. It is the best red lipstick ever and it is matte and it suits every skin tone. GORGEOUS.   
What's your least favourite Mac product?
I currently do not own anything by Mac that I don't like but when that happens I'll definitely let you know.
Do you own a Pro Card?
Nope. Unfortunately it is only for professional make-up artists but I do wish Mac will consider some type of discount for regular folks like you and me.
Your Mac foundation shade?
Don't know what it is yet but will find out soon as I am looking to try their face and body foundation.
Your favourite: Mac Foundation? 
Well, never used so don't have one at the moment.
I only have carbon which is the blackest black eyeshadow I own so that'll have to be my favourite.
I will have to Russian Red. It is a matte red lipstick with orange hues and it is to die for.
Liner: never used any eye liner but i have their lip pencil in chestnut.
Brush: don't own any
Pro Prduct: this will be an orange lipstick i purchased from the cosmetics company. 

Comment on the following Mac product; Have you used them? If so, give feedback.
Unfortunately for most of the products mentioned in this section, I have never used them so I'll just skip writing those products down but will add them later when I purchase and try them out. 

Mineralize Blush
I adore these blushes, they are really pigmented and the colour payoff on the cheeks is so worth it. 

Select Cover Up Concealer
I use this under my eyes to brighten and conceal. I can say it looks good as a brightener but it doesn't really conceal all the baggage I carry under my eyes. 

These are my favourite products ever by Mac. The pigmentation is amazing, the range of colours available is huge, the colour pay off and staying power is incredible. Yep!!! I love them.

Lip Pencil
I like the one I own.

Paint Pots 
I bought painterly having watched lots of reviews on it and it is really good. It is light coloured so can be paired underneath any eyeshadow.

I only own one which is disappointing but I will definitely be adding more to my collection as the one I own is really good.

So that's it. As you can see, I do not own a lot of Macs but I am looking forward to increasing my collection. 

Thanks a lot for reading and I'll be updating this post in the near future. 
The blog mentioned above is http://www.daintydollymix.com so please check her out. 

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011


These pictures are from looks I've rocked in the past.

Thick brows with bright orange lipstick to go with my massive bow turban.

Smokey green eyes

and finally, my classic red lip with a touch of class.

PS: no products listed because can't quite remember exactly what I used but will try and figure it out and post it later. 

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Monday, 5 September 2011


Firstly, I outlined my eyebrow shape using Rimmel eyebrow pencil in black brown (004) and then filled in the brows with NYX eyebrow kit in Dark brown/brown. I used MAC's select coverup concealer (NC45) to further outline the brows. I do this first so I can blend out the concealer using my foundation.

Face: I am wearing Sleek's Foundation in Terracotta and used Mary Kay's powder as a setting powder. I used same concealer as above under my eyes to cover dark circles and also brighten my face. I also used Sleek's contour kit in Dark to contour and highlight the cheeks and nose.

Eyes: I am wearing Rimmel's Glam'eyes liquid eyeliner on my upper lids, a black pencil on the upper and lower lashline and a black waterproof mascara on my lashes.

I am wearing BarryM's blush no5 on the apples of my cheeks.

Lips: Lined my lips using MAC's lip pencil (chestnut) and topped of with a natural collection lipgloss from Boots (no name on it).

Hope you like this look as much as I do.

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Saturday, 3 September 2011


Hey guys. Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunny weather this weekend?
On today's post, I will be sharing some of my favorite beauty tricks that I use daily.
  1. Make my own tinted lip gloss by mixing some lip gloss with any lip balm.
  2. Mix a matte orange lip stick with my concealer in order to cancel out darkness under my eye. PS: if you have a concealer palette with orange corrector then save your lip stick for your lips.
  3. Make my own tinted moisturizer by mixing my foundation with face moisturizer.
  4. To make the whites of my eyes look wider, I use light blue eye pencil under the eye and this can also be achieved by using white pencil on the water line.
  5. Always wait at least 5 minutes after applying face moisturizer.
That's all I can think of for now but this will be updated with more tips and tricks in the future.

Let me know what your beauty tricks and tips are.

Love & Light

Friday, 2 September 2011


As we are fast approaching autumn, these are the fabulous make-up trends hitting the runways that I love. Trends include:

Draw The Line
Thinly or thickly drawn liners have always been my thing so very excited to see this on the catwalks.

Since I am not much of a false lashes wearer, I will be investing in a very good volumising mascara.

It was all about the muted metals and smoky silvers on the catwalks but I will be swapping these will gold shades as that what I prefer.

The look that has no season or reason to be worn. I love a bit of red lip and I wear it whenever I feel like showing a bit of classic glamour.

Hope you all enjoyed my two cents?
What is your favorite makeup look for this autumn?

Love & Light

Pictures from glamourmagazine.co.uk