Monday, 27 February 2012

Nude Nails: Essie "Brooch the Subject"

What?? Another blog post? No way.
YES WAY, homeslice. What up.
The power of having lots to do. Should be doing homework, BLOG. Should be blogging, SLEEP. Should be sleeping, HOMEWORK. This is the vicious cycle of my life.
I love nude/natural nail colours for the simple reason that I, ladies and gentlemen, am a lazy bastard.
And do not change my nail polish often enough. So it just happens to work in my favour if I have a nude colour on that will go with anything.
My new fave nude nail polish? I just picked it up from Essie (I believe it's a permanent colour) and it's called "Brooch the Subject"

Gorgeous nude shade. Cream with no shimmer in it.

I layered Essie's "No Chips Ahead" top coat for some shine and to help it last longer.

This was a quick post but there's not much else to say about is there? Really love this polish, give it a try if you're looking for a good nude. 

Just a Few Things...

  • I am working on a blog post about a new Physician's Formula palette. It'll be picture heavy because the packaging it so so so pretty!
  • I also have a few new nail polishes that I want to do blog posts on and a whole new line I'm going to review from Wet'n'Wild.
  • Got the Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick. Have no clue where I'm going to wear it. SO BRIGHT.
  • It should be reading month. :s ugh

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lookbook: Colourful Springtime Look

Good lord do I know how to fail at blogging eh?
Oh well. Reading week will yield as many posts as possible and after that, I can't promise anything.
I finally got around to photographing some eye looks that I really love.
This one is quite bold, not really your everyday, "just going grocery shopping look" unless this is what you were to go grocery shopping- in which case, you're awesome.

As the title suggests, I used a lot of springtime, bright fun colours for this look. Skipped the dark eyeliner on my top lid because my eyes are small and it tends to eclipse my makeup when I wear it. I did however tightline my upper waterline and lower waterline with black liner. 
*Tip: Always do that if you're going for a long, thick eyelashes. It instantly makes it look like your lashes are thicker, darker and longer.
Products used:

All the specific eyeshadows used are listed below.

Left: "Robin's Egg" MAC (matte, LE)  I love this colour so much.
Right: "Sharp" MAC, the bottom corner, lime green colour (satin, LE) 

Left: "Blue Had Me At Hello" palette by Wet'n'Wild (the bright teal colour stamped "eyelid")
Right: "Lust" palette by Wet'n'Wild (two dark purples along the left)
*Both of these palettes are drugstore, very affordable and GREAT value. The pigmentation is phenomenal.

I placed a bright yellow shadow (not pictured because I couldn't find it afterwards) in the inner corner of your eye and along the first quarter of my eyelid. I followed that with the lime green colour from MAC and blended the two colours together to prevent a line. Next I added "Robin's Egg" and the teal from the Wet'nWild palette on the middle to the edge of my lid and blended it in the with the green. It's REALLY important to blend every colour you use, especially when you do a colourful look, otherwise lines will be plainly visible.
I created the outer "v" shape with the light and dark purples from the "Lust" palette mixed together. I took those up into the crease of my eye and blended them out. I used the matte cream shade from the same palette as my highlight on my browbone. 
I mirrored the colours in the same places alone my lower lashline to balance out the look.
I skipped the black liner and just used some mascara. If I remember correctly I used Definicils by Lancome.
*Tip: Colourful looks like this tend to produce A LOT of fallout from the eyeshadows. You can see it, on the back of my lashes in the photo above. Be careful and pat eyeshadow on, don't swipe. And if it's really built up on your lashes, run your mascara behind your lashes as well to cover it up.

This is what happens when you try to photograph too many looks for blog posts, all in one day.
You end up looking like Two-Face. Fml.

Hope you guys enjoy this look and try it out!
-Tash <3