Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Check Me Out

Hey beauties!!! Hope you are all having a good week so far? It's only Tuesday so we have a long way to go till the very long bank holiday weekend ahead (if you live in the UK). 

On a more positive note, I am featured on bloggers.com as the Editors Pick of the Day. *Screams* ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I am super excited guys...don't really know what I did to deserve this but I am going to scream it to the roof tops till the whole world hears lol. 

Anywhoozle!! have a good night beauties and please check out bloggers. 


Sunday, 27 May 2012

| Review | Real Techniques Core Collection and Expert Face Brush

Hey beauties!!! Hope you are all having a nice chilled Sunday?
Am sure you've all heard of the Real Technique brushes...if you haven't click here for more info. So after reading many many great reviews, I decided to get some and add to my growing brush collection. To start my Real Techniques love, I got the Core Collection and the Expert Face brushes. 
The Core Collection is a set of four brushes ideal for applying your base to achieve a flawless HD finish. It also comes with a brush roll which can be turned into a brush stand and notes/ideas on how to use each brush on the back packaging. The brushes in this set include: a detailer brush, a pointed foundation brush, a buffing brush and a contour brush. 

These brushes are extremely soft, dense and feels amazing on the skin, it doesn't scratch or irritate my skin as some brushes do and blends the makeup seamlessly to give a skin-like finish. These brushes are perfectly shaped for easy product placement. My favourite from this set has to be the buffing brush which is great to use for liquid and cream products and gives me an air brushed finish. They haven't shed yet (I've only washed them twice) and cleans easily. The black bristles doesn't bleed or stain the white tips unlike some of the other brushes I own and oh yeah they don't leave hairs on my face which is a massive plus.  
The expert face brush is a newer release and not featured in any collection. It is perfect for applying liquid or cream products and it's oval/dome shaped design with soft bristles allows you to move the brush seamlessly around the contours of your face for an even finish. I really love this brush and will be getting another as a back up.
The Real Techniques brushes can be found at Boots but I purchased mine from lovemakeup. The core collection retails for £21.99 while the expert face brush retails for £9.99.

I think these are a must have in every makeup lovers brush collection and I hope you beauties agree with me...next stop The Starter Set. 


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Beauty of the Day: Teyana Taylor

I love Miss Teyana Taylor's look here so much that I had to share it with U all - my fellow beauty lovers...and this can be a great inspiration for weekend looks. 


pictures courtesy of necolebitchie.com

Thoughts: Sleek MakeUP Ultra Matte Dark Palette v2 + |Swatches|

Hey beauties!!! Hope you all had a good week and enjoying this sunny weekend. It is finally summer here in the UK and it is hella hot..can't say am loving the heat though.
On to this post...A few weeks ago, Sleek MakeUP released two new i-Divine eye shadow palettes called Ultra Mattes v1(brights) and v2(Darks) palette. I love matte eye shadows so when I heard about these two palettes, I knew they have to be in my collection. As with previous palettes, they come in a matte black casing with the Sleek logo embossed in front with 12 eye shadows each containing 1.1g of product. 
            Top row (L-R): Orbit, Ink, Highness,Noir,Dune,Pillow Talk
              Bottom row (L-R): Thunder, Maple, Flesh,Paper Bag, Villan, Fern

Instead of ordering online, I decided to go in store and swatch the colours and I am  so happy I did. I was disappointed with the colour pay off of the shadows from the "Brights" palette so decided to get just the "Darks" palette as it is more versatile and will be more useful to me. 

Below are swatches of the Darks palette:
                        Thunder &Orbit                      Maple & Ink                   Flesh & Highness

 Paper Bag & Noir                                                     Villan & Dune                              Fern & Pillow Talk
These colours were swatched without any base/primer and has great pigmentation but some of them has greater colour pay off than others which is expected in a palette. Unfortunately as these are matte, there's a great deal of fall out but this doesn't bother me at all. If you can't deal with fall outs then you can use paper towel to catch the fall outs or apply your eye makeup before your face makeup. 

I will definitely recommend this palette. It is a good value for money (retails for £7.00) and perfect for creating various looks which will be perfect for the Summer sun.

so what do you think of the Sleek Ultra mattes palette? and if you have the Brights palette please let me know of your experience with it as I am considering getting it as well.


Sunday, 13 May 2012


Hey beauties!! Hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine that made an appearance yesterday? Let's hope we get a bit more of that today. 
I wanted to share with you my new bundle of joy called "mystic" lol. Mystic is a matte purple (very bright btw) lipstick by Sleek Makeup and you guys know I love Sleek already (see here and here if you don't know lol). I know these pictures aren't doing the lippie any justice so let me if you'd like to see clear swatches.

On another note, I will like to say a big FAT thank you to everyone who reads and supports this blog. Thank you for taking the time out to click and comment and to my new friends (all 30 of you) you guys are the best-est.

Alright loves!! its 1:30am and I need to wake up early for church  so goodnight beauties or should I say... Good morning  

Have a great Sunday....


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Met Gala 2012: The makeup edition

Monday night saw the most anticipated red carpet event of the year - The Met Gala which has become the fashion Oscars. The Met Gala celebrates the opening night of the annual fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and as expected the stars showed up looking their absolute best.

Here are some of my favorite makeup looks from the event:
        Beyonce                           Scarlett Johansson  
        Amber Heard                        Jessica Alba 
           Kate Bosworth                   Lana Del Rey 
            Ginnifer Goodwin               Chanel Iman

Karlie Kloss

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley         Linda Evangelista

what are your thoughts? whose look do you love the most?

pictures courtesy of  vogueUK

Monday, 7 May 2012

BLUED OUT....feat. Inglot E/S

Hey beauties!!! Hope you are all enjoying the extra day off in this long weekend? 
I worked so much last week that I was excited about the extra day added to my weekend. I decided to have a very lazy weekend and spend some quality time with my bed, I didn't leave my house at all on Saturday that's how tired I was.   
On Sunday however, I had a lot more energy so I put on my makeup, added some colour to brighten up my day and off the door I went lol. I used a bright blue e/s from my newly purchased Inglot palette and a dark brown e/s(also from Inglot) on the crease to smoke it out.

Products Used:

Primer: Milk of Magnesia (MoM)
Foundation:Nutritious Vita Mineral Makeup(Estee Lauder)
Concealer: Select Cover-UP, NC45 (MAC)
Powder: Mineral Powder Foundation, Bronze 2 (MaryKay)
Blush: Sahara (Sleek Makeup)
Contour: Face Contour Kit (Sleek Makeup)

Primer: UDPP (Urban Decay)
eyeshadows: blue e/s 322 & dark brown 329 (Inglot) 
Upper lash Line: Glam eyes liquid liner (Rimmel)
Lower Lash Line: Supershock gel liner in Black (Avon)
Lashes: One by One Volume Express (Maybelline)
Brows: Pencil, black brown(Rimmel);Brow kit 'dark brown'(NYX) 

Lip Pencil: Chestnut (MAC)
Lipstick: Fuchsia (Sleek Makeup)


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipcreme - Good To Go + Swatches

Hello beauties, hope you are having a good week so far?
On today's post, I'll like to share with you one of my favorite lipstick - Good to Go. 
Good to Go is a vibrant neon orange lipstick with a cream finish from the Pro-Longwear range;  perfect for the spring and summer season.  
Here are a few FOTD's using Good to Go:
This is true to colour and has great pigmentation so can easily look clownish if you are not careful. So I'll advice to apply using a lip brush or a slight hand if applying straight from the tube. I also pair mine with a brown lip pencil to tone down the colour a little bit. 

 how do you make your orange lippie work for you?