Thursday, 26 July 2012

NOTD: Candy Stripes

Quick NOTD post! Another bash at nail art. This was quite a lot easier than I expected it to be and also quick! Using W7 'Sunstone' as the base and Angelica Nail Colour in 'Be Mine' for the stripes!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

My Secret Weapon

I don't make a secret of the fact that I used to suffer incredibly badly from acne in my early teens. Luckily, I've long grown out of it and only really get a nice little collection of spots/blemishes at a (certain) time of the month.

I've gone through loads of bottles, lotions and potions, naively trying to find a miracle cure to make them magically dissapear.

However, I then discovered The Body Shop's Tea Tree collection. Albeit a few years too late, but I had given up on anything Tea Tree as it had never really worked for me. Plus, having sensitive skins it did nothing to help that either. But, about a year ago I took a leap of faith and I'm so glad I did.

The whole Tea Tree range is absolutely amazing (especially the Skin Clearing Lotion) but this face mask is something that actually is somewhat of a miracle cure.

As a firm devotee to face masks, I like smother this all over my face and leave for up to two hours (a long time you might think, but this seems to work better the longer it's left on). And on removal, even newly formed spots have shrunk and the soreness has dissapeared. The older ones have been dried up almost completely and are much less visible.

Another bonus to this is that one tub lasts absolutely ages, and believe me, I smother it on thickly. And at around £5-£6 (can't find the exact price for some reason) it's definitely an affordable weapon.

What do you reach for the moment you see a breakout appearing? Any tips shared are greatly appreciated!

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Tiniest Attempt At Nail Art..

A kind of quick NOTD post.. Just a little attempt at tiger striped nails.

I don't do nail art too often as steady handed, I ain't. However, I think my next attempt will be the sponge effect that's been sweeping the nail art blogs!

Any other easy nail art ideas for someone who always makes a mess of things? :)

(I used Angelica polish in shade 84 Be Mine Models Own Nail Art Pen)

EOTD: Metallic Eye Tutorial featuring MUA's Immaculate Collection

A different kind of post today! Almost a tutorial, if you like. Featuring MUA's 'Immaculate Collection' palette, I created this metallic look!

The colours in this palette are absolutely stunning, and as someone who, as a rule, doesn't bother with eyeshadow looks, I am addicted to this look now thanks to the Immaculate Collection.

So this look is really easy. To start, I used Shade 12 (above) all over the lid.

Shade 22 (above) I used wet as an eyeliner, which you can wing out as much as you like.

And finally, Shade 18 (above) I used in the inner corners of the eye, blending into Shade 12 and also bringing out into the tear duct to widen the eyes.

Simple, eh? Quick and easy and makes your eyes look all dressed up!

What are your favourite quick eye looks?