My Top 14 Make-Up Of 2014

My Top 14 Make Up Of 2014


2014 is almost over. We can all look back to our best or worst memories of the last year and see that we made it to the end of it. For beauty bloggers it means seeing what make up we loved the most & what spring cleaning is needed as we head into 2015. I know make-up in it’s very basic form is superficial. What it means to me is a form of expression, what mood I’m in that day or the mood I want to be in. These are the beauty bits that have got me through the hot days & long nights. Continue reading “My Top 14 Make-Up Of 2014”

Loved Lipsticks – The Ones Most Reached For …

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Last year I didn’t own any lipstick at all. For me lipstick was something my hands didn’t have the ability to master. I couldn’t get an even line or even just apply it to my lips without staining my face in the process. I didn’t trust myself not to end up smearing it across my face. The thought alone of needing to reapply it without any wipes as backup was daunting. When I started blogging it was my choice to change & start caring more about myself. Makeup for me adds a boost of confidence that allows my inner madness to be shown without words. Here are my most loved lipsticks.

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August Wishlist

July August Wishlist


July has been quite a thrifty one when it comes to makeup. I’ve been discovering old loves and making use of long forgotten buys. I’m spending more time deliberating on what I will use so I don’t end up with endless draws of beauty bits. There are a few things below that keep coming to mind and they are above and hopefully I’ll pick some up soon and into August as well.

July August Wish List Picks & Why

Eylure Brow Palette
£9.95 –
I’m liking the idea that Eyelure have expanded out into the makeup arena, maybe not in typical fashion but they know eyes and brows are essential for framing them. I’m hopihn for high standards to match the price tag.

Rimmel Kate Emerald Gel Eyeliner
£6.99 –
Since I saw this on the shelves with the rest of the Kate collection this has been the piece that was stand out for me. I’ve been playing around with blue eyeliner and more recently with greens. I think this could be the perfect level of colour but still a darker shade.

Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Bomb
£2.99 –

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Shock
£2.99 –
Heres hoping I fair better with these ones, if anything I’m a lip balm hoarder and these speak to me. Love the bold packaging and I’m intrigued by the berry shade.

B. Sculpted Contour Kit Light – B. – Eye Shadow
£8.49 (offer) –
I haven’t tried contouring so something drugstore would suit first attempts. I like that this is matte, creamy and has a light shade for pale skin.

Sleek MakeUp Bare Skin Foundation
£8.99 –
Do I need another foundation, no! Do I want one, very much so. I tried this in store and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s definitely a light coverage but also a light enough shade.

I love the Barry M Matt nail varnishes and after loving the Sinful Colours matt  a bright shade I know I’ll have to pick at least one up. I’m aiming for Cancun as it’s a bright green shade it’s right up my street and beautiful for summer.

Eylure Brow And Tame Define Wax
£6.45 –
My brows are getting to the point of excess so I could do with some taming and I think this could do the trick for me.

Deception – Topshop Lip Liner – FOTD

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Rimmel kate matte 107 and topshop deception lip liner

So this weekend has been really fun, we went to the cinema which feels like it’s been forever since we moved but got to see 300 : Rise of an Empire which was a good sequel but not what a lot of people will expect. We saw it in Imax 3D, the screen is massive so very immersive but I didn’t really feel the 3D made much impact it was all depth. I picked up the Coca Cola tee from Primark which was £6 so a bargain and I love all things Coca Cola branded.

With the cherry coke shade theme I decided to use my Topshop Lip Liner in Deception (which is out of stock online) which I got recently and applied this all over my lips as a base for the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107. I ended up just dabbing the Rimmel lightly on top to darken the liner as I like the liners shade it’s quite a dark pink berry shade. I know that nude is making a come back and it seems to be everywhere on the red carpets but I just can’t put the dark shades away just yet. Its not officially spring until March 20th/21st so that’s when I will start trying out some softer looks. My base was all Mac as a few recent drugstore picks haven’t quite worked out for my pale skin. I did however get a new mascara, I pushed the boat out and spent a whole £1.50 while the 2True Pro Lengthening mascara is half price at Superdrug. Super cheap but I’m actually liking it but still getting to grips with the plastic spiky wand. Using the Bourjois Extreme black eye shadow and my setting spray I created a smudges eyeliner then finished the look off with a dab of Revlon cream blush on.

rimmel kate matte 107 and topshop lip liner 2

  • Revlon Cream Blush in Charmed £7.99
  • Urban Decay Setting Spray  30 ml £9
  • 2True Pro Lengthening Mascara £3
  • Mac Matchmaster Foundation £27
  • Mac Select Cover Up Concealer £15
  • Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 £5.49
  • Bourjois Extreme Black £6.99
  • Natural Collection in Crushed Walnut £1.99
  • Topshop Lip Liner in Deception £5

Bronze Eye Looks – Which Way To Go?

Bronze Eye Looks - Which Way To Go?
I realised last Saturday that I didn’t have as many bronze shades as I thought and in comparrison with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Khol Kajal that many shades I own are more golden. I have the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze and Macs Sable eyeshadow but even sable seems lighter than the eyeliner in question. So in a need to sort this out I have perused the web for ideas and would like to know if any above are anyones favourites or any others too. The Max Factor Max Effect Dip has caught my eye for a while but I just haven’t given it enough want to buy it yet. I also just noticed I’ve missed a Rimmel shadow stick in Bad Bronze and I do quite like those as I already have one in Bulletproof Beige, (would love to know who picks the names and gets paid for it).

ArtDeco Mineral Eyeshadow
£17 –

Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow
£13 –

MAC Cosmetics – Bronze Eyeshadow
£12.50 –

Barry M Bronze Dazzle Dust
£4.50 –