Thursday, 28 July 2011

NOTD: Topless and Barefoot

LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour for summer :)


Adele Inspired Tutorial

Hey Girls,

I was asked by a few people on twitter to do some make -up tutorials, so your wish is my command and I am kicking this all off with one inspired by Adele, featuring my gorgeous friend Victoria.

These are all the products that I have used to create the look- I have taken inspiration from a few photos I have found on google, her statement is shimmery smoky eyes with a neutral but strong lip.

1) Prime the skin with a primer, I have used Maybelline 'Instant anti-age smoother' but you could use any.

2) Use a flat top brush and a luminous foundation to create Adele's flawless skin, I have used Channel Vitalumier.

3) Use an eye primer and your ring finger with a hint of colour- I have used Rubenesque by MAC, up to the eyebrow which gives a warm shimmery base to start with.

4) On the eyelid apply a white eye-shadow, again any can be used but I used the Revlon ColourStay Palette in Steel Impressions with a large fluffy eye shadow brush.

5)Using the Naked Palette, on the outer half of the eye place 'Naked' down to warm the eye, on top of that apply 'Buck'  in the crease, before using 'Dark Horse' in just the outer corner to really darken the corner.
Blend well with a blending brush- mine is from ELF

6)Apply a concealer under the eyes to brighten and to remove any fall out

7)Line the water line and tight line with a black eye-liner- mine is the BedHead - Black Smudgie.

8) With a black gel eye-liner ( Mine is from No7) line the eyelid with a small and understated flick, I used a Louise Young LY24 brush.

9) Use Half Baked from the Naked Palette in the inner corner of the eye and bring it under the lower lash line.

10)Dot a small amount of NARS Orgasm Illuminator along the cheek bones, after allowing to dry apply Chanel's Bronze Universal as a contour and along the temples.

11) Use Rimmel's blush in Coral Rose along the cheek bones.

12) Use a mixture of 'Made to Order' by MAC and No25 Rouge pur Couture by YSL

13) Apply lots of mascara and false eyelashes if wanted.

And here is the finished look:

and the eyes...

I hope you all enjoyed this and try out the look yourselves,and link me to it :)

Thanks Girlies


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil Review

Hey Girlies,

In this months GlossyBox was an array of great items but the largest and one that popped out at me was the Weleda 'Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil' in it's bright red box and gold lettering, it was sure to stand out, even against the mini XenTan.  I love pomegranate, and was really hoping it wasn't going to be a synthetic smell or have no smell at all but it didn't let me down at all.

Sorry for the awful picture

I straight away tried some on the back of my hand and it felt divine. I am always a good tester for lotions, oils and creams as I have the driest skin ever, when I was little my mum called me the rhino child as my skin was so dry! I had a shower and  I applied to my skin after and it was GORGEOUS, my skin felt, looked and smelt amazing, it did exactly what it said on the tin ( or bottle!). It looked healthy, was nourished and gave my skin a lovely glow. 

I did some research and this product retails at £19.95 from the Weleda website which to be fair I think is an absolute bargain, I am getting rid of my body butters and creams as I think I have found 'the' product for my skin. AND they have other products in the range which I may have to purchase and review for you guys as I really think this will be a product for life!

What did you guys think that received it in this months GlossyBox? Will you repurchase?



Sunday, 24 July 2011

NOTD: Skull and Glossbones and a Ramble

Hey Ladies,

Today I have a simple NOTD for you all.
I picked up both OPI's Skull and GlossBones and Seche Vite in Sallys for under £10 - Happy Days!
Love the consistency of OPI polishes and will always be a favourite. I am also loving the whole 'Accent Nail' trend using Barry M Crackle Glaze, so here is the final product...

 I am loving the look and I am going to be wearing it for a while, although my Essie Spring Collection box came yesterday so I am sure that will shorten the length of the life of the polish on my nails.

For those of you who like bottles and packaging (Girls after my own heart) This bit is for you...

I will let you know my thoughts about Seche Vite as I wear it, as obviously to buy at retail ie. not at Sallys, it can be expensive depending on where you get it from and it is such a bloggers cult product, I want to see how it actually performs.

I have quite a few posts lined up, another Haul for you eeeek ! A couple of reviews and a blog about a very exciting new swap concept designed by Louisa at head over and check her blog and it out! If you have any requests tweet me them @LCCxox

Have a great week girlies xox

Monday, 18 July 2011

Lip Tattoos...

Hey Girlies,

So after hearing about Lip Tattoos I was very intregued into how they worked, did they work well and in general was it just another hype.

For those of you that don't know what they are, they are based on the tempory tattoos you would have as a child, where you would rub water on the back and volia you had a Teenage Ninger Turtle tattoo'd to your left cheek for 3 days! Back to lip tattoos... They are based on this principle yet minus the water, I thought I would do a step by step to show you guys.

Step 1)  Lift off the plastic covering from the 'open' part of the tattoo

Step 2) Fold length-ways backwards so that the tattoo is still on the outside, then place into your mouth to allow the colour to transfer to your lips, once removed blot the lips together

This is how it should look after the transfer

and the finished product?

Overall? I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be, however this is a baby pink colour and pink isn't the best on my skin tone. It would be good for your bag on a night out but not for every day use. It lasted on my lips about half an hour, which is not that good however, if a better lip colour and product was used this could be a very interesting product, I just feel it needs to be developed further.

What do you think - Have you tried lip tattoos?


Naked Palette Dupe?!?

Hey Guys,

I was searching through my collection when I came across an old palette. I worked for Claire's Accessories for 3 years and always raved about their make-up, however, I found a palette smaller in size, but would give the more popular shades in the Naked Palette a run for their money.

Claire's Accessories Palette (Top)
Urban Decay Palette (Bottom)

Sorry about the awful photo - didn't realise until I had uploaded!

 I am going to number these for purposes of comparing the two
a b

So there are both palettes with the colours in the pan, and you can start to see some of the similar colours, now I know some will not match exactly but I have tried to match them up as well as possible. The Naked colour will be swatched on the left with the Claire's colour on the right.

Toasted// Colour 1
Creep // Colour 7

Gunmetal// Colour 3

Hustle // Colour 4

Smog //Colour 6

Virgin // Colour 4

Half Baked // Colour B

As you can see the pigmentation of the Claire's Colours are matching up to the Urban Decay colours, and they have a good reputation of having good pigmentation. The colours may be slightly different but you can certainly see where I am coming from with the comparisons. The Claire's Palette costs £3.50, a fraction of the Naked, and more readily available. The Claire's ones are also available now in different packaging which some of you may prefer. I personally would get your hands on this or the similar palettes asap as the price vs quality wins hands down!

What do you think? Will you purchase the Claire's Palette?

Friday, 15 July 2011


Hey Girls!

I've done a bit of shopping and I thought I would share it with you...

Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser in Beige I bought this from the recommendation of Miss Budget Beauty, and I absolutely love it! My favourite is the No7 tinted moisturiser, but due to its recent hype its gotton so expensive, but for £1.99 you cannot go wrong. So moisturising and not too bad on the coverage side. I do like a good coverage, so typically I will mix this with a tiny bit of foundation, and it is a dream to use. The only issue is that there are only 3 colours, I picked mine up in Beige, which is the darkest and I could do with it being a tad darker- but when mixing it in, its gorgeous.

*Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba Ever since this colour has been released I have been hunting for it but it always seems to be sold out! I finally got my hands on it and I have been wearing it ever since, such a great colour and for the price, its not too bad for chipping either. I do like Barry M Nail Paints, along with OPI and ChinaGlaze they would be up there in my top 3- the formula is great, they last ages, and the colour  range is fantastic. If you can get you hands on this, it is a summer must!

* Channel Vitalumier Foundation Sample in Beige After the drama with the Vitalumier Aqua breaking me out, I was ready to try another of the Channel foundation family. This gives great coverage, doesn't dry my skin out, gives a fresh dewy look and I am quickly falling in love with this. Think this is next on my purchase list. 

* MAC Lipstick in CremeCup This buy was a 'second best' type of buy, I went in to purchase LoveLounge or Impassioned but nether were in stock in the HOF, Bluewater counter :( I love the cremesheen formula as they are really lovely to apply, however I have two niggles about this type of formula. 1. They do not last long on the lips, anybody have any tips? 2. Like my beloved Creme d'nude they melt and fall apart which is not attractive at all! However, that aside I love the colour of this, it also looks great paired with Beehive by 17. Gorgeous!

* Topshop Creamblush in Head over Heels The Topshop blushes have been a Blog and Youtube fav since they were released, and this colour in particular is top of peoples shopping lists. The cream to powder finish is lovely and it had real longevity, I really cannot wait to purchase another. Costing under a fiver, its a piece for your collection that you wont regret!

*Batiste Dry Shampoo in XXL Volume This was bought on the recommendation of  Vivianna, if you haven't read her review then head on over and take a read. I love this product, I always have massive lion hair and I am never seen without my Sami Hairspray, Dry shampoo and my back coming brush, but this has made my life so much easier and I love how it makes my hair look within 3 minutes! A must buy if you love voluminous hair and it looks pretty on my dresser, it matches my room perfectly!

I have also bought the new Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser and a review is coming your way!

Do you have any of the above items, what do you think?


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

St Moritz vs. St Mortiz


WOW it feels like I have been away for so long, the 45 hour weeks as well as doing work experience at my old secondary school has left no time for blogging.  However, of course, I have been able to make a trip to town to grab some new items, which I will upload soon.

I walked into my local Savers, which stocks St. Mortiz and I noticed they had got the lotion version in store, I couldnt resist picking it up when I saw it, for blogging purposes purely of course!

St.Mortiz Lotion (L) and St.Mortiz Dark Mousse (R)

I was so excited to get home shower and exfoliate to try this out, I hadn't and still haven't read many reviews on this, but from past experience I did always prefer a lotion as I have rather dry skin, but stuck with the mousse as it gave such a great colour. 

St.Mortiz Dark Mousse

 I did the above, put on an overnight hair mask, sexy hey!? and pulled out my freshly washed tanning mitt and gave it a whirl, now this went on like a dream... no rushing as the mousse was drying, i didn't have to shake the bottle, no dripping. I can't understand why I hadn't hunted this down before.

St.Mortiz Lotion

Even colour-wise; I would place it between the normal and the dark of the mousse version, which suits me perfectly.The only downside I would say is that, if you do have really dry skin you would have to use a little bit more as obviously as a lotion it soaks into the skin, but using plenty of body butter should sort that right out! With a £2.99 price tag, you really cannot go wrong!

Have you tried the lotion, which do you prefer?