Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Video: October Favourites!

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Hey darlings! Just letting you all know that my October monthly favourites is now up on my YouTube channel! There really is a few stand out products for me this month which I want to share with you. Now I'm still getting used to this whole video thing, so bare with me! I hope to do lots of tutorials and how to videos in particular, dedicating my blog to more reviews and FOTD/NOTD posts.

Let me know what you think!
What have you been loving this month?


Sunday, 28 October 2012

FOTD: Halloween Pumpkins!

Hey! I did abit of a Halloween pumpkin inspired look today which I would like to share with you. I really wanted to play with my Chinovi Cosmetics shadows and this is what I came up with! Punkins is such a gorgeous colour, one which is definitely going to adorn my balls alot in the coming weeks.


The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver, Illamasqua Skin Base 2, MAC studio Finish Concealer NC15, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural Light, ELF Complexion Perfection, NARS Laguna Bronzer, Benefit Thrrrob, ELF Gotta Glow.

ELF Primer, NYX JEP in Milk, Chinovi Punkins, Chinovi Smoke Out, UD Buck, Sugarpill Tako, Sugarpill Tiara, UD Virgin, UD 24/7 Pencil in Zero, Collection Skyscraper Mascara, ELF Lengthening and Volumizing Waterproof Mascara.

Revlon Va Va Violet.


Now I’m not actually doing anything for Halloween, to be honest I rarely do, but that doesn't stop me from using it as an excuse to do pretty makeup! Autumn is such an inspirational season, so expect to see alot more from me in the lead up to winter.

What’s your favourite part about Autumn/Fall? I most love curling up with a hot water bottle & a cup of tea while reading a good book!


Saturday, 27 October 2012

My YouTube Adventure Begins: Everyday Makeup Tutorial!

Hey guys! So I've been considering venturing onto YouTube for quite a while and today I took the plunge, filming an everyday makeup tutorial! There's alot for me to work on in regards to video quality, sound and getting used to chatting on to a camera, but bare with me! I am going to try and keep YouTube fairly separate from my blog were content is concerned, so I would love it if you could subscribe to my channel <3

Let me know what you think!


Thursday, 25 October 2012

NOTD: Sally Hansen Nail Prisms–Ruby Emerald!

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I am fully absorbed into the whole burgundy/wine nail trend at the moment and think this Sally Hansen polish is a perfect example. You can’t tell as much in the picture, but this shade is a deep red/purple with bronze glitter, giving it that perfect autumn nail. I really wish the photograph did it justice, but you can kind of see the slight duo effect in the bottle.

OPI Base Coat
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Ruby Emerald x3 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat

What's your favourite autumn nail polish?


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

That’s What She Said: Aromaleigh V2 First Impressions – Quadrille & Ruffle Eyeshadows!

Hey guys! Abit of a first impression/swatch post for you today. Last month I was sent a few bits by Aromaleigh V2 to try out, some of which being two eye shadows from their Moulin Rogue collection. I love loose pigments so was really excited to try them.

Ruffle- A slightly sheer pale cream yellow with the slightest undertone of warm green shimmer and fine borealis highlight glimmer.
Quadrille- A complex tonal finish frost in mid-toned warm spring green, with undertones of metallic gold and shimmering blue highlight sparkles.

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They definitely tick all the boxes of what I look for in an eyeshadow. Good pigmentation, staying power and bendability. Check! The collection itself boasts 35 amazing shades with a variety of different finishes and colours inspired by vintage posters and dancer images, as well as the distinctive paintings of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and today's modern haute couture, deriving clear inspiration from the Belle Époque era of the world famous Moulin Rouge.


Packaged in a 5gram jar you will receive 1.2grams net weight for the full size. Samples contain 1/8th tsp of product in a zip baggie for $1.
You can get this collection here for $7 per full sized jar.

Have you ever tried Aromaleigh? What colour would you most like to try from this collection?


Disclaimer: Some products within this post were sent to me for consideration. This in no way affects my opinions nor my review!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

That’s What She Said: Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Palette!

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Hey pretties! Today I have a Wet n Wild review for you! Now this is the first time I’ve tried this brand as it’s not readily available in the UK. My friend Katie kindly picked up Petal Pusher for me though, on her recent trip to Florida. I’ve heard alot of good things about Wet n Wild so was really excited to try this. Unfortunately, I have to say I was underwhelmed. Many people rave about the pigmentation, but to me it was severely lacking. When I did a little research I saw peoples swatches of this palette look so vivid. What did you use, a paint roller? Now apologies for my terrible swatches today. I still haven’t found the perfect place in my house for a mega accurate representation.

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I had to scrub away to get the colour payoff above. The darker colours are alright, its just the lighter ones. I guess people who don’t normally wear bright colours may think the pigmentation is good, but I do regularly wear bright eye shadows from the likes of Sugarpill & indie loose pigment companies, so to me its a little disappointing. The packaging is plastic and cheap looking, but it is a cheap drugstore product, so what do we expect really?

Now don’t get me wrong, I do like this palette. It’s great for a colourful toned down look (you can see my recent FOTD post using this here) but it’s not as “in your face” as I'm used too. One thing which I really love though, is how well the shadows blend! So easily do they just merge together to give beautiful gradients. Not patchy in the slightest. I am going to give the brand a second chance as a few people I’ve spoken too have said Petal Pusher isn’t the best, so if my secret plans (which are not so secret to some of you) go ahead I’ll have to chance to try alot more Wet n Wild next summer.

What do you think of Wet n Wild palettes? Which is your favourite?


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

FOTD: Petal Pusher!

Another look today! I don’t have much time to wear eye makeup recently, but when I do I hope to snap a couple of pics for you guys! When I have abit of time I may even get some tutorials up!
Today though, I used the Wet n Wild petal pusher palette Katie got me from the USA! The pigmentation isn’t brilliant, but It did give a lovely subtle almost sweet looking purple eye. Apologies for the horrid images. I’ve still to find a great spot in my new house to take photos, most of them are turning out dull and urgh!


The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver, Illamasqua Skin Base 2, MAC studio Finish Concealer NC15, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural Light, Fyrinnae  Clear Finishing Powder, NARS Laguna Bronzer, Evil Shades China Doll Blush, Fyrinnae Confidence Highlight.

ELF Primer, Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Palette (left side), Barry M Bold Eyeliner in Silver, Collection Skyscraper Mascara, UD 24/7 Pencil in Zero, ELF Lengthening and Volumizing Waterproof Mascara.


Is it just me or have my eyelashes gotten longer? They really feel it when I’m putting on mascara recently! Woop! But anyway bare with me while I sort out this photo-BAD situation. Even if I have to use the product table in uni, I will get some cracking images! That’s one of the main things I focus on here.

On another note, check out the Barry M Bold Eyeliners! Seriously! This one is amazing, I need more! Review incoming.

What's your favourite Wet N Wild product?


Saturday, 13 October 2012

That’s What She Said: Baby Queen 5 Series Bottom Lashes!

As some of you may or may not know I have a very love hate relationship with eyelashes. Sometimes I’m constantly using them in my looks, sometimes they just fail and don't feel right. Now I've never tried bottom lashes before, so when KKcenterHK offered to send me some I jumped at the chance. I’ve seen looks people have done with them and they look amazing!


This particular set comes with 5 pairs in a cute pink box. They were abit hard to get out, as the glue is pretty darn strong, so it’s so difficult not to damage the edges. The good thing about bottom lashes is that you can place them wherever you want. Against the lower lash line or further down to create that “wide eyed doll look”, perfect for upcoming Halloween!


The application was easier than top lashes but a little fiddly due to the size, though the clear band means you don’t have to get them absolutely perfect. I’d say you could easily get 3-4 wears out of these though, as long as you clean them after each use.


Here’s a look I've done using them which can you see in more detail here. I didn’t get them on perfectly, but in person it’s not noticeable at all. I love the result and will 100% be using bottom lashes more in my looks!

You can grab the Baby Queen Bottom Lashes here for £7.59! For 10% off use code “bloodfeatherslipstick” at the checkout.


Disclaimer: Some products within this post were sent to me for consideration. This in no way affects my opinions nor my review!
*Product sent for consideration

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

EOTD: Autumn Cranberry!

I’ve been feeling really inspired by autumn trends this week, so when I finally had a day off from work and university I jumped at the chance to play around! Brown smoky eyes are the range this season, so I decided to add some classic cranberry and winged liner to my everyday look.


ELF Primer, Accessorize Baked Eyeshadow in Ruby, Urban Decay Buck & Blackout, Inglot Matte 382, Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner, Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero, Collection Skyscraper Mascara, ELF Volumizing and Lengthening Waterproof Mascara.


The result is a gorgeous alternative to an everyday neutral eye, the red giving it that warm pop perfect for this time of year. Red’s can be hard to pull off, but this fool-proof combination will suit practically anyone! Try combining it with a nude lip, or if your feeling daring, a berry one!

What's your favourite makeup trend this Autumn? Have you rocked the cranberry look yet?


Saturday, 6 October 2012

American Beauty Gifts!

Now this is going to be a super quick post as I’m so excited by the gifts my friend Katie got me from Florida that I just couldn’t not post about them! The ELF Maleficent palette!! I’ve been wanting this for so long and am over the moon she managed to pick it up for me! Expect a review coming soon. Now to find a way to get my paws on the other two!
The EOS lipbalm is actually amazing by the way. I think it may have actually now replaced Vaseline as my lipbalm of choice. You should really go check Katie out here. She’s going to have a massive USA beauty haul up soon (which I'm looking forward to having a nosey at). Thank you so so so so much Katiekins! I love everything and really can’t stop sniffing the candles haha.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

How Much is My Face Worth?

Heya! I’ve seen this alot recently on blogs so thought I would have ago! These are my everyday products when I'm not doing a bright look. The only thing i really switch out is eye shadow, but my go too neutral palette has been the same for the past year pretty much, so I have only included that one. Now I haven't got my “photo area” sorted out yet so apologies for the terribad pictures recently. I hope to get it sorted asap so bare with me! I’ve also just realised that i forgot to include my face and eyeshadow primers in the photos, doh!


The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver - £13
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in #02 - £25
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 - £14.50
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light - £21
NARS Laguna Bronzer - £25
Benefit Thrrrob Box Blush - £23.50
ELF Gotta Glow Blush (Highlight) - £3.75
Urban Decay Primer Potion - £14.50
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Most Used: Virgin, Buck, Darkhorse, Creep) - £36
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Zero - £13
Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara - £17.95
ELF Waterproof Lengthening And Volumizing Mascara - £3.75
Clinique Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony - £16

Total – £226.95


Wows. That does seem like quite alot when added together but most of this stuff does last me ages and I would happily repurchase most of it. Some of these things I got with discounts/sales so it’s not like I paid full price for every single thing. The most loved are definitely my skin base, benefit blush (it was a gift from the boy when we first got together and has lasted nearly 2 years!) and urban decay eyeliner.

How much is your face worth?


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