Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My New Camera :)

Hey Girls,

Some of you may have read my tweet on Christmas Day about my NEW and Shiny Camera! Santa treated me to a gorgeous FUJIFILM Finepix S3200. For those of you that know about cameras it is 14 Megapixels, 24x zoom and is HD filming. I have no idea what all of that means however, I know that I love it :)

I couldn't wait to play and this is the most adventurous thing I could come up with :/ haha! But look forward to better quality pictures and I have just ordered a tripod for it , so maybe some OOTD pics too :)

What did you get for Christmas, anything nice?


Shellac Manicure & NOTD

Hey Girls,

Hope you all had lovely christmas' :)

You may have heard Shellac, floating around the beauty community for a while now and you may have even had in done. However, for those of you who don't know what Shellac is, it is a manicure treatment where the nails are painted but it has the staying power of gel nails.Supposedly lasting 2 weeks, that I do not know yet however, I did have them done today and I am really excited to show you all :)

Shellac Manicure in Iced Capuchino

Now I hate the colour, but I LOVE the way it feels on my nails,  feels just like false nails, which I have done religiously but I love that they are short and practical. Again the downside is that the colour range is tiny and I hate the colour I have, however the salon around the corner does 'Gelish'. Same concept different name, and better colours, which I may try next time :) 

Have you had Shellac done before? What are you thoughts on this concept?


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

My Winter Foundation Routine

Hey Giiirls,

Hope you are all well in this freezing weather, at the moment my skin is awful, its really taken a bash with the whole heating/cold weather and I have been struggling to find a combination that would be high enough coverage without drying my skin out any more than in currently is. I have been playing around with the 9 foundations in my collection *shocked face for when I counted* and this is something that I have really been enjoying wearing both day and night.

I always spray my Lush Tea Tree Water toner, to my face and allow to dry before moisturising with my Oilatum Natural Repair face cream. I then use Jemma Kidd Light as Air Liquid foundation buffed into my skin with a Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki. Now I bought this foundation back in May and I totally forgot about it, until Anna mentioned it in one of her videos and I suddenly thought I better whip this baby back out! I wear shade 04 light and I am about an NC35/40 to give you an idea on colouring. I really love it high coverage, great texture and really doesn't dry your skin out. I then pop my MAC Studio Care-blend powder in Medium Dark over the top with a Sigma Duo Fibre F50. Now this sets the foundation perfectly as I find the MSF natural are far to heavy for my skin and leave it looking cakey. But I really love and recommend this powder and even this combination.

Have you changed your base for winter?

Lots of Love 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Black Friday Sigma Brushes Order

Hey Girls,

If you follow me on twitter you will know that I made a cheeky Sigma purchase on Black Friday. They were offering free worldwide shipping, which is the only thing that puts me off buying sigma as it is so god-darned expensive to ship! However I have been wanting some brushes after buying two F84's - Angled top Kabukis, which I use for my foundation and in the summer my Chanel Bronze Universal. 

After spending ages looking at my budget (after all it was a pretty impulsive buy), and deciding what was the best option, I went for the travel kit, which was not only cheap but also was on sale, so after the deductions and the currency exchange I paid a little over £30.00 .... SO CHEAP :) It then proceeded me to the checkout and said can take up to  12 weeks for standard delivery which didn't bother me too much as I know they only do that for if customs want to check the package. However low and behold 2 and a half weeks later they were here ....

Just covering my address 

And they were SO beautiful as I opened, everything in the net bags, unfortunately I was too excited to grab my camera so your imagination will be needed ;) and excuse the dirty brushes, I wanted to try them all before giving my opinions.

In this set I received (L-R)
Large powder F30, Duo Fibre F50, Large Angle Contour F40, Foundation F60
Tapered Blending E40, Pencil E30, Eye Shading E55

I also received 2 brushes free !

They were:
Short Shader E20 and Blending E25

I was so happy with my order I couldn't wait to use them so rocked a full on smoky eye to work just to get to use them.... So what do I think?

F30: Lovely brush, as its travel size obviously a lot smaller but perfect for blush, great shape for the job
F50: Again lovely brush, great for cream blusher, but at the moment I'm loving it for my setting powder
F40: Love this brush as a contour brush, perfect size, works great with my Hoola
F60: This is the only brush I haven't used as I hate this style of foundation brush, but is so soft and well shaped
E40: This is my favourite and my new holygrail brush, I never even thought I needed it as I had blending brushes etc. However its perfect for having no colour on it and just blending each colour out MUST HAVE
E55: To me this is a standard brush for packing on colour, obviously if you don't have one then this is good but I have a million and one other brushes like this
E30: This is my next favourite behind the E40, perfect for smudging colour under the lower lash line- again love this brush, can't see myself without it
E25: As much as this is a great brush it is exactly the same as the No.7 one, like exactly the same, so obviously the brush is a must but you can access it cheaper when the No.7 vouchers are running.
E20:I love this brush, has the same principle as the E30, but also love it for laying black shadow alone the lashline before adding gel liner

So there we have it,  I love these brushes, and wouldn't go back, I may save and buy the full size ones that come in the tube that becomes the 2 holders

Have you tried Sigma before? What do you think?

Lots of love 

They are offering a free gift with every purchase at the moment (this post is not sponsored!) 

New Job and New beginnings....

Hey Guys,

Just a quick message to say I have a new job :) I have finally broken into the world of cosmetics and I will be working for Benefit :) 
I am so happy as Benefit are one of my favourite brands and have been since I was younger, my first high-end purchase was a Benefit Hoola ;) 
I will be working on one of the counters in Bluewater, so if you see me come and say Hi!

Thank you for all of your congratulations messages on twitter, means so much :) 

I am just putting together a Sigma brush review for you all :) so I will speak to you all soon :)

Lots of Love 
Laura xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Naked Lips

Hey Girlies,

Now today the whole world and his wife are going on about the 'Naked 2' palette -[ which if you are wondering I am very undecided whether to buy] however, I am still obsessed by a naked lip. See what I did there? ;) I'm not talking about Creme d'nude or Hue, or even Shy Girl... 

I am talking about a lipstick that costs £5.49 and blows the rest out of the water!

Drum roll please......

           I think I went a bit overboard with the editing :s
Kate Moss 003

I know these lipsticks have been doing the rounds for a while, however I had bought the 002 a while back and kicked myself as it is an exact copy of the Revlon Fuscia, which you all know I LOVE! However, I was in boots and it was 3 for 2 and so I decided to buy another nude, as if I need one! And that is where the love affair started.

Shy Girl, Kate 003, Creme d'Nude

The darkest of my 'now' 3 favourite nudes, it has the glossiness of it's MAC cousins, but the thing I love is that is has the longevity that the cremesheens don't. It lasts pretty well, exceptional next to its peers but then fades slowly opposed to the others that get quite 'bitty'. But the colour... I love.... it compliments my skin tone fantastically

Have you tried any of the Kate Moss Lipsticks?
What do you think?

Lots of Love
Laura xxx