Friday, 26 October 2012

Karl for Shu Prestigious Bordeaux palette

Dzien Dobry!

That's good day in Polish, well I know I promised some WnW lipstick pics but something unexpected happened. A belated birthday present arrived in the post yesterday and one couldn't ignore it :) So, here's what arrived (many thanks to a certain driveller, I love you more than anyone does I SWEAR IT!)...

Pahlish Slow Fad of Love nail polish
Dior in Riviera nail polish
Butter London in Jaffa nail polish
Shu Uemura Karl for Shu Prestigious Bordeaux palette
The Body Shop Vitamin C capsules
Honoré Des Prés Bonte's Bloom fragrance
Marcelle Lux Cream eyeshadow in Sea Breeze
Kryolan Skinliner in #31 (IT'S RED)
Essence Kajal Pencil in Scream Green

And here's the show piece, the Karl for Shu palette. It's glorious! Swatches are taken in direct daylight.

And here's me playing with it today, I am very impressed with the textures and complexity of these eyeshadows. The golden glitter has scatterings of blue glitter in it!

Close up of the eye makeup...

Products used.
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation (this is a tad too pink for me, but will get a proper match!)
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer in #1
Illamasqua blush in Lover

NARS Smudge proof eyeshadow primer
Shu Uemura Karl for Shu Prestigious Bordeaux palette (all 5 sahdes used)
MAC Vanilla pigment (brow bone highlight)
DollyWink liquid liner pen in black
Clarins Eye Pencil in black
Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara
WnW Brow Kit in Ash Brown

Nothing, I have really sore dry lips atm :/

I must say again, I am very impressed with the formula of these eyeshadows. I have had a touchy feely session at Shu Uemura and still prefer the 1st and 2nd generation formulas! But the top 2 shades are just divine, so smooth and creamy :)

And finally, I had to play with the orangey nail polishes as it is my favourite colour on my nails ever! First up, Butter London in Jaffa. This is far more glorious than I ever wanted it to be, lol! And then Dior Riviera, I know not many are fond of Dior nail polishes but I am. A nice rich red toned orange *swoon*

Well, that's all for now. I will apologise in advance for any level of AWOL on my part as I am taking the first steps into moving to the city (YAY!). So will have to be packing up my stuff and offski on the outski :)

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a good weekend ♥

Sunday, 21 October 2012

100 Follower Illamasqua giveaway announced!

Good afternoon peoples!

So today is the 21st October, the day I promised to announce the winner of said giveaway I posted about recently for the 2 Illamasqua cheek products as I had reached 100 blog followers. Again, thank you to all my readers for sticking with me for so long... Hopefully I can keep some level of momentum with this bad boy.

So here goes, I kept the names in the order as posted on the original blog post.
  1. May
  2. MikMik
  3. Radmila Ustych
  4. Emi at Project Swatch
  5. Becca Glaser
  6. Amanda
  7. Dawn Binyon
  8. SuzyWright
  9. Christina D
  10. MYF
And of course, using the RANDOM.ORG random number generator...

There we have it! Congratulations to Amanda at BeautiesinBloom blog (visit here). Thank you again to everyone who entered. Coming up next... Fun with WetnWild Mega Last lipsticks!
Thanks for reading ♥

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Art Deco eyeshadows.

Good Afternoon people!

After a very long time of actually owning these Art Deco eyeshadows, yes yes since July... I finally get round to swatching them. Although, this is with my new camera might I add! Feels better using it rather than my phone :)

Okies, so here we go. All taken in natural sunlight and then direct sunlight to try and capture the complexity of some of the shades. Please excuse the state of these eyeshadows, some of them have gouge marks in due to my clumsy hands.

 Now for swatches, these are all taken in direct sunlight as it is hopelessly grey indoors.

Top row, left to right.
#555, matte bone.
#375, matte warm taupe with blue subtle shimmer.
#05, cool pearly greyed taupe.
#17, cool multidimensional greyed taupe.

Bottom row, left to right.
#26, pearly pink champagne.
#20, warm golden brown.
#42, golden green.
#45, silvered green.

Well, I hope they are of some use to somebody out there. I have been really loving these eyeshadows for quite some time. I'll get back to catching up on Vampire Diaries Season 3 so I can start watching the new season...
Thanks for reading ♥

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Detrivore Cosmetics: A little introduction!

Good day to you all!

Sorry for the delayed posting, I momentarily forgot what I was supposed to do (arranging house viewings can be a bit of a pain, but 2 down and 3 to go). So, as this post says in the title I have for you some swatches of the 10 very randomly selected Detrivore eyeshadows I purchased a while ago. The only one I intentionally had to buy was Tak, which means Yes in Polish... How am I supposed to resist this :)

Okay onwards we go!

So as you can see, these are not quite as unique as say Fyrinnae or Meow Cosmetics for me. But they do have some beautiful wearable shades in there, not everything has to be complex!

Left to right.
Top: Abnormal, Dagon, Demolish, Furnace, Midas.
Bottom: Plague, Psychopomp, Sacrilege, Tak, Topiary.

Now onto the swatches, all pictures are taken in direct sunlight and the same alphabetical order as above.
First set are dry swatches.

Detrivore: Abnormal, Dagon, Demolish, Furnace, Midas.

Detrivore: Plague, Psychopomp, Sacrilege, Tak, Topiary.

Now you can see, nothing to shout home about. Basic colours, matte, satin & shimmer finishes. Only Abnormal seems to be the stand out shade... But hang on a minute Mira! You have Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy ♥
So this next set of swatches is over my much loved Pixie Epoxy. As you can see, many of the shades come to life and become far more vibrant and interesting. In particular Topiary and Plague.

Detrivore eyeshadows over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

Well, there you have it. I will indeed have a play around with these and post some EOTD pics as I have a NEW CAMERA!!!! Yes, my darling boyfriend got me a beast of a camera for my birthday on Sunday, so better pics a-go-go. Back on point, have anyone tried this brand before? Would love to hear your opinion.
Also, don't forget to enter my Illamasqua giveaway... only 9 days left!

Thanks for reading ♥

Friday, 5 October 2012

Illamasqua Giveaway! *CLOSED*

Good Morning all!

So, this post is exactly what the title says... Yes, that's right a giveaway :) Apologies on the quality of this video, I used my webcam which is very unforgiving in gloomy weather. But here goes!

And here's a close up of the products, yeah the weather is really trying to ruin this for me ¬_¬

Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora and Powder Blusher in Sophie.

So, how can you win these 2 goodies?

  • Must be a follower via Google Friend Connect.
  • One entry per follower.
  • Open Internationally.
  • Post 'Enter Me' followed by your GFC name in the (Disqus) comments section of this post only, not on YouTube.
  • *edit* Please leave a contact email address in your comment! Duh mira...
The giveaway will end on 20th October 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the 21st October 2012. Many thanks to all my followers and good luck! ♥

Thursday, 4 October 2012

September Favourites.

Alright my lovelies!

So it's a couple of days late, but I thought I'd bring you my favourites from the month of September :) Can I just say, this picture is an embarrassment to all that is photography... I lost the sunlight and when it returned, it was kind of in an awkward place where one may have had her back to it to try and take the picture!

So what do we have?

Lunasol Modelling Water Liquid foundation (old formula).
I still absolutely love my Illamasqua Skin Base but the match is a little off, so I have been using the Lunasol and reminded myself how much I truly love it! Sadly, I am running low...

Lunasol Finishing Powder (old formula).
I finished up my MAC Prep+Prime loose powder and returned to this, it is so silky and so soft words cannot describe! Makes me wonder why I switched back to the MAC one?

NARS blush in Deep Throat.
I've been digging out all my NARS stuff lately and this one has become a staple as it looks good with most eye makeup for me! The perfect peached pink tone :)

NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof eyeshadow base.
Now this is still quite new in my life, but dear goodness does it blow the Urban Dcay variations out of the water! Now, this is all in my experience of course... But it seems to make my already nap-proof eye makeup wear like IRON?!

NARS Larger Than Life Longwear eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte.
Another new addition, but it has certainly made me wonder what took so long for me to purchase a nude liner? This is a bit more subtle than my trusty white, but works perfectly with bronzey or neutral eye makeup.

Sleek Eau La La liner in White Noise.
Ahhh, my trusty white liner! This bad boy is perfect for my extravagant bright looks on the waterline and as a base for lighter, brighter, bolder eyeshadows.

MAC Pigment in Golden Lemon.
What you don't know is that I may have totally spilled this everywhere when arranging the items for the picture, lol! But I am loving this as an inner corner highlight or placed in the centre of the lid with red tones to really make the eyeshadow glow.

MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist.
I am not usually fond of using any other Paint Pot other than Blackground, but Constructivist seems to work perfectly for all the rusty reds and golds I have been wearing lately!

Wet n Wild single eyeshadow in Nutty.
As you can see I love this... I love this so freaking much it's ridiculous! It makes for such an easy wash and works perfectly with my sometimes stupidly large winged liner looks >.<

Well, that's all for my favourites this month... What have been your September favourites? Also, I do have a little bit of a surprise coming up for tomorrow! be prepared for something Illamasqua related ♥
Thanks for reading ♥

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sleek Pout Paints, an update.

Good Morning everyone!

So here we have an update on the swatches of my Sleek Pout Polishes. I have to say, I'm a little obsessed with these... so much fun to play with :) So, straight to the point with this one!

Left to right (same order for both images),
#153 Cloud 9
#161 Minx
#162 Milkshake
#158 Rosette
#160 Pinkini
#156 Peachy Keen
#155 Lava
#163 Peek-A-Bloo

The shade that surprised me the most from the new selection was Milkshake! I am not a fan of pale lips on me at all, but for some reason this seems to work (especially with a full on smoked out dark eye). Should I do lip swatches? I'm never sure if they are any help, but happy to attempt if people wish so :)

Well, that's all for today! Coming up next is September favourites seeing as we are now steaming through October...
Thanks for reading ♥

Monday, 1 October 2012

TAG: What's in my makeup bag?

Good day everyone!

So, I am currently working on an update post for the Sleek Pot Paints (as they have all arrived now) and got a bit side tracked with youtube... Yes, I may have spent an hour of my time watching Tag videos of people going through their handbags lol! I thought to myself, I should try *insert rambly notes here* I am probably not the best for this, but I gave it a shot anyway. I do want to apologise as it's not the greatest of videos as I was using my only camera (Sony XPERIA S) and of course my darling boyfriend called me half way through, lol!

So here you have it, a video on What beauty products I carry in my handbag :)

Bag ~ Louis Vuitton Palermo GM in Monogram Canvas.

~ Tresemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo
~ Dove Radiant deodorant in Peach & Wild Raspberry
~ OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream
~ Hygenic-Gel Instant Hand Sanitiser
~ Serge Lutens Chergui fragrance
~ Co&Lu hand held mirror
~ Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder #40 Nude
~ Le Métier de Beauté Classic Flawless Finish Compact Powder
~ Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream
~ MAC 181s brush
~ Shu Uemura Large boutique palette
~ Z-palette containg Yaby, Rouge Bunny Rouge & Fyrinnae eyeshadows

Hello Kitty Makeup bag:
~ Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara
~ NARS Eyeshadow primer
~ byTerry Touche Veloutee
~ Sleek Eau La La liners in Noir & White Noise
~ NARS Larger Than Life liner in Rue Bonaparte
~ Giorgio Armani Waterproof pencil in Antique Or
~ Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow in #20E
~ byTerry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon
~ Lunasol Modelling Water Liquid foundation
~ LUSH None of your beeswax
~ Blistex Relief Cream
~ Cherry Carmex
~ NARS Dogon eyeshadow duo
~ NARS Deep Throat & Sertao blushes
~ Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer #1
~ MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl
~ Wet n Wild Brow Kit in Ash Brown
~ MAC pigment decant in Vanilla

~ Shu Uemura Natural #27
~ Illamasqua Blusher #2
~ Sonia Kashuk Large eyeshadow
~ Shu Uemura Natural #10
~ MAC 224
~ Suqqu Eyeshadow M & S
~ Chikuhodo Z-10
~ Shu Uemura Synthetic #10
~ Suqqu Eyebrow G
~ Muji spoolie & comb

Well, I can only apologise for my erms and uhhs as I am so very aware that I am talking to my darn phone!
Feel free to comment below and thanks for reading ♥