Monday, 16 June 2014

Travel Beauty!

Hey there guys!
Today I am joining you with a travel beauty top tips kind of post, I am also showing you what I will be taking on my travels!

First off we are going to be looking at skincare:

I have packed all of my skincare items (minus the ultimelt cleanser) in a clear make up bag, this one came with the benefit bright skincare collection.

The first product I am taking and my first tip: Use two in one products, and as you will see later that applies to all aspects of travel beauty. The Ultimelt is a hot cloth cleanser, but it also doubles up as a face mask, making it more efficient to pack this rather than a cleanser and a mask.

In case my skin feels slightly sensitive then I have packed the balance me pure skin face wash as it does a good job at cleaning my skin but it is also not to rough if it is feeling sensitive.

Now, wipes are a controversial product amongst the beauty community, personally I think that they should only be used to freshen up, not remove your makeup as it can dry your skin out a little. I pack these in case I get too hot and need to clear excess grease off of my face during the day while I'm on the go.

Next we have moisturisers, I have three packed and they are all travel sized. my next tip is to take a light moisturiser and a deep moisturiser, this is so that you are prepared for if your skin type changes while you're away from home. Pictured is the REN evercalm day cream, this is the lighter of the two, Benefit's total moisture and it's potent eye cream.

Lips. I suggest taking a lip scrub and a lip balm if like me you suffer with dry lips. Mine are the lush mint juups lip scrub and the soap and glory great kisser lip balm.

Tip 3: Carry make up brushes in brush rolls/cases this keeps them clean and safe while you are travelling.

We are now moving on to make up. My make up bag is from primark.

I love this make up bag for travelling as it has many pockets to keep things organised!

In the clear pocket in the top of the bag I keep liners and mascaras, if you couldn't tell already I go crazy for travel sized items when I'm travelling! I like to have a few options for liner so I packed  black and blue khol pencils and a black liquid liner.

In the first net pocket at the back of the bag I keep foundations. Personally I like to take two foundations with me when I travel, one which is a lighter coverage for day time and one which is a heavier coverage for evenings. Pictured is the number seven stay perfect foundation and the revlon colourstay foundation.

In the next pocket across I keep primers.

In the last pocket I keep cheek colour (blushers and bronzers) benefit's posie tint is a great two in one product as it can be used for cheeks and lips.

I keep all eyeshadows in the main compartment of the bag. Tip 4: pack one really versatile eyeshadow palette, when you're travelling it's always easier to stay organised if things are less messy, so I find taking one palette is easier than taking many single shadows. The naked 3 palette is great for me as it has lighter colours and darker colours to achieve day time and night time looks. I also took the maybelline colour tattoo for those lazy days and an eye primer which is Greed by urban decay.

I also packed my brow kit, this one is from Avon and is again a two in one product as it has a wax and a powder.

Next I packed my everyday powder and concealer.

For lips I like to be able to change my looks, so I pack various shades and finishes.

Thank you guys for reading, speak soon!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Eye Candy number 016 lashes review!

Hi Guys!
Today, I am joining you with a review of the eye candy number 016 lashes.

As you can see they are very voluminous and long, I think they are a 50's style set of lashes which is what originally attracted me to them! 

They are very good quality and very light.


As you can see I have already applied my make up, notice that I have done my liner already too.

Remove the lashes from the tray carefully with tweezers, I am then holding them in the middle (my tweezers are the "precision tweezers" from boots.)

Now apply the glue, this comes with the pack allow the glue to dry slightly so it's slightly tacky. next place as close to your natural lash line as possible in the middle with your tweezers. now for the next part it depends on which method you prefer: either use your fingers to pull the lashes in place or the tweezers. You want to make sure that you pull it into the inner and outer corners of your eye. Then apply a small amount of mascara to your natural lashes to make them blend in more.

Here is how mine turned out!

As you can see here my liner has become slightly jagged and the seam of the lashes is very obvious, so I am going to go back in with my liner to even this out. 

Here is the finished result!

So as I am writing this I have been wearing these lashes foraround 8 hours and they feel as comfortable as they did when I first applied them!

Overall I think that these are great lashes, I will be re purchasing them, and this time for prom!

These are now my go-to lashes!

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know any of your experiences with these lashes!

speak soon Guys!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Disney inspired etsy lust list!

Hey there guys!

So today I am joining you with a Disney inspired Etsy Lust List!

So if you have been hanging around in this little space on the internet for a while then you will know two things:
1. I have previously done Etsy Lust List posts (if you're new then you should really check them out!)
2. I am a disney freak.

It only seemed fitting to combine the two and this is what I came up with!

There are actually so many areas in my life where you can find Disney and here are a few examples:

1. In my room

2. In my school bag

3. On my keys.

So I have rambled for a long time now, lets get started!

Firstly, I found this peter pan "second star to the right" pendant from the shop Rosiespendants!

These pendants retail for £8.68

And that my friends is a steal! I'll tell you why:
you have so many customisable options! you can choose between an antique bronze and a bright silver finish, you can also choose whether you want this stunning pendant on a necklace or a key ring!

This product is handmade and made to order 

(Ships worldwide from the USA)
You can find this beautiful pendant here

Next, I found my favourite Disney characters encompassed in earrings! 
These are the adorable Disney Chip n Dale earrings by the Etsy shop funjewelryshop

Again these are handmade and made to order.

These retail for £4.57

which is a really good price as the earrings are silver plated

(Ships worldwide from the USA)
You can find these amazingly cute earrings here

Thirdly in the shop HandmadeHempHeaven, I found this super cute bracelet with a stitch embellishment

This product is made with cyan hemp string, resin beads and a pendant.

This bracelet retails for £9.13

It is handmade, with an adjustable strap, so one size fits most!

(ships worldwide from the USA)
Find it here

Alternatively for all you stitch lovers, I found this pendant necklace:

This is so cute! This is from the etsy shop AutodidactCreations

Once again this product can also be either a necklace or a key ring!

This retails for £6.06, is handmade and made to order and for a limited time only the shop actually has a promotion going on!

If you but two items or more then you will receive a 15% discount when you enter the promo code "MULTIBUY" at the checkout!

(Ships worldwide from the USA)
Find it here

If you are like me then one of your favourite characters in bambi is thumper, then this one is for you!

It is this Thumper Rabbit Ring by the shop PersonalizedbyBonnie

This retails for £7.31

Is handmade and made to order!

(Ships worldwide from the USA)

You can find this beautiful ring here

Next product I have been loving is this  Marie (from the aristocats) charm bracelet:

This retails for £13.99

It is a total steal! (once again) I absolutely love Marie as a character and this bracelet just encompasses my love for her!

It is handmade and made to order!

and for all of you lovely lot with children or little people you hold to your heart, they also do a children's version of this bracelet! Check out the shop MadeBySundae to find this.

(Ships worldwide from the UK)
You can find this here

So these next two products go hand in hand and are both minnie mouse inspired!

Firstly we have the minnie mouse ears ring which retails for £3.66

And get this! you can customise the bow, there are multiple size options and is handmade and made to order!

You can find this here

The next product is the minnie mouse bow stud earrings

And the reason I think that these two products go hand in hand is because you can customised to match the bow on the ring!

These retail for £2.44

These are handmade and made to order from the shop MonsterBakery
(Ships worldwide from the USA)
You can find these unique earrings here

So I know that the new Disney film frozen is taking the world by storm, and I can understand exactly why! I am in love with Sphen the reindeer! so what would an etsy lust list be without an appearance of frozen!

I love this necklace by the shop foreverlovingfandoms because it is subtly disney!

It is handmade and made to order
(Ships worldwide from the UK)

Find it here

Sticking to the theme of subtle Disney, this last products is exactly that!

This is the little mermaid inspired spiral aluminium ring

This retails for £6.70

There are three main things that I'd like to mention:
1. There are various size options
2. There are various stamp design for the inside
3. The shop (LindaMunequita) offers so many other designs that I love!

It is handmade and made to order!
(Ships worldwide from Canada)
Find this product here

So that's it (for now!)!

These are my top ten Disney loves on Etsy of late!

Please do check out some of these products if you like them! And please follow my blog if you enjoyed it!

Speak soon guys!

Nixi xx

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Prom makeup tutorial

Hey there guys!

So I've done it, I've gotten through the first week of exams! It almost killed me but I did it! What about you guys? What exams have you done or if you haven't done any what have you been up to? So today I thought I would show you a really pretty prom make up look and I think it would match most dresses!

Here I am bare faced, and today I am going to start with the eyes:

So here I am using tape, this will give a defined edge to the eyeshadow

So first I am taking this mid tone brown as a transition colour on a blending brush through the outer quater of my eye

I am then using this mid tone brown from the MUA undressed palette to deepen this up 

I am now taking this pigment from illamasqua on a tiny Bobbi Brown brush and applying this to my inner corner

I am now using the silver Barry M fine glitter dust to give more sparkle to the look

I am now taking the pink loose powder eyeshadow by bourjois

and I am applying this to the rest of my eyelid

I am now taking more of the barry M daxxle dust on the same brush to add more sparkle to the inner corners.

I am now taking a slightly tapered eyeshadow brush to apply a dark brown to my crease

This is what it should look like when you remove the tape:

I then applied liquid liner (which I fixed later)

I am now applying my concealer and blending with the real techniques buffing brush:

I am now taking my revlon colour stay foundation in the colour ivory and buffing this in with the same brush

Then set this with your favourite powder so you don't look shiny in photo's and your makeup stays put all night!

I am now contouring with my rimmel natural bronzer in the colour 025 

I am now taking banefit's posie tint and blending it in with my fingers

And then I am applying my sleek blush in rose gold

now I'm applying the rimmel transparent lip liner, you can use any liner you choose

I then applied avon's carnation lip stick

I then applied the avon mega effects mascara

And this is the finished look!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you recreate this look then tweet me a picture!

Speak soon guys!

Nixi xx

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