Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Current Favourite Eye Combo

Recently I have been reaching for the same eye products over and over again.  They are a firm favourite at the moment.  They are great for blue eyes but also look stunning on brown eyes and green eyes.  They also feel more summery and I'm using them in anticipation of the lovely summer we are going to have.

The products are:

Mac Paint Pot in Indianwood with Mac Eyeshadow in Tempting over the top.  Tempting is the top right shadow in the palette.  This is actually the Tempting Quad which came out a few years back.  I also love the top left colour as a highlight.  It's called Next To Nothing.

This combo brings out the blue in my eyes and this is something that I love to do.  After all beauty is really about enhancing what you've already got :)

Here I am sporting the Paint Pot, Tempting and I am wearing Mac Vanilla as a highlight in this picture.

Which eye products do you reach for more than any others?

Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Essie Fiji Nails of the Day

I have been very slack on the nail polish front lately as I have been swimming 2-3 times per week and have found it impossible to find a nail polish that will last through one swimming session let alone any more.

Enter Essie Fiji. Now I don't know if this will be true of all Essie polishes but I will endeavour to find out. I bought this about a month ago and just tried it for the first time 3 days ago. I have been swimming twice since. It has survived incredibly well. I am truly amazed. I did have a slight scratch in the polish before it dried completely but I can't blame the polish on my carelessness!

The second picture shows the polish freshly applied. First picture shows it on day 3 after 2 x 40 minute swimming sessions. It's pretty impressive.

I must mention that I have not used a top coat on this. I have applied a base cost followed by 2 coats of Essie Fiji. This omission may be the reason the polish survived the swims. I'm now wondering if using my normal top coat, which is Seche Vite, is actually reducing the longevity in water. I must find out if this is actually the case.

Take Two Things

In keeping with my theme of using stuff up for 2014 I have decided to take a more methodical approach to this.  So I am going to concentrate my efforts on two specific items.  In this way I will get to the bottom of some things (literally) and I will not become bogged down in too many items at once.

So first up on my list is

My Burt's Bees Lip Balm.  I've had this for quite a while and it's well used but still has a little way to go.  Hopefully it'll not take too long to finish this.

And secondly I am going to finish my Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation.

I have hit pan quite significantly on this foundation.  This was my Holy Grail foundation not that long ago but as with any beauty junkie I soon moved on to another foundation.  This did feature in my Holy Grail Foundation video.

I loved it so much that when it was on 3 for 2 in Boots a short time later I bought 3 of them.  Consequently I have 3 more after this to use up.  So it's about time I got stuck in!!

Feel free to join me in my quest to completely use up two products.

Thanks for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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How to Wash Your Makeup Brushes

It's important to keep your makeup brushes as clean as possible as they can harbour bacteria and cause the spread of infection.  However, this is a job that most people don't really like and can't be bothered with.  I am no exception!  I do not enjoy this task but when it's done I feel good about having done it.  Although I must admit that I am then reluctant to use my nice clean brushes as I don't want to have to wash them again.  It's a vicious circle lol

It's so quick and simple to wash your brushes though that there really is no excuse for having them dirty.

All you need is some warm water (not too hot), some mild baby shampoo and a clean towel or facecloth to dry.  You can simply place the brushes under running water or you can fill and empty your sink as many times as it takes to get the brushes clean.

I have done a video on the subject for you to see exactly how I do it.

I hope you find this useful and thank you for stopping by xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

Real Techniques Powder Brush Review

My thoughts on the Real Techniques Powder Brush which is currently my favourite powder brush.

It can be purchased at Boots for £12.99 and is well worth the money.

Have a great weekend everyone xx


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