Monday, 10 January 2011

When i feel in love...

I have been thinking alot about my love for make up and where it stems from, My mum doesn't wear make up. So I thought long and hard and BAM! I remembered. Her name was Anna and she was renting a room in my house when I was about 6. She had a trade mark, bright red lips! Her hair was blonde just like mine and she had cute glasses and a flash of bright red lipstick! I love it. I used to sneek into her room and try on her lipstick and stare for hours in the mirror. It made me feel so grown up and beautiful. (I was a very over weight, extremely shy child)

We lived on a wee island and make up was hard to get your hands on, all there was was a tiny Rimmel stand in the local chemist and that's where I got my first red lipstick.

From that day on I experimented with different looks but never venturing outside, I didnt want to draw attention to myself. I saved pocket money to buy Rimmel make up or when we went to the main land I would buy BOOTS natural collection which was affordable for my small amount of pocket money. I got my first job when I was ten helping an old lady clean her chalet, I would get ten pounds for the days work and all that money would go to buying make up or perfume or impulse body sprays (lol)
When I headed into high school I wore basic make up everyday, it was a mask that made me feel normal again when I was going through that awkward teen years. I didnt always get it right, concealer too light and colours that didnt suit me. I would say by the time I was 19 thats when I got my first high end make up product, chanel cristalle gloss in 17.

I loved it, I applied it 5 minutes. I still have the empty container as a little memento.
As the years have gone by I still get excited by new products and I am still excited about products I discovered years ago.

I have a greater understand of what I like, what suits me and what doesn't work.

What was your first make up love??

Sunday, 9 January 2011

So whats the plans for the next year!

Hi guys, I have had a bit of a chilled day with my boo today so I have spent the day watching boxsets we got for christmas, reading magazines and because its me over thinking about stuff. I really dont know what the future hold for me and that bothers me. I thought I would have it all figured out or at least on the way to something great. I guess I am heading some where as I am following my dream as studying beauty but am not to sure where I want THIS to take me. My ideal job would be working for a magazine reviewing products and writing, maybe am not passionate about it as I think or I have had never been pushed to reach for new dreams (small town girl with small town parents perhaps?)
I was reading this months Marie Claire magazine and it had a section called "How do I get that job" and it was about beauty writing jobs!! and I did get excited! It gave me details on how girls got there jobs as beauty assistants , editors and directors and low and be hold none of them had any beauty background, most had degrees in things that had nothing to do with beauty or even the industry of writing. A glimmer of hope...a sign? who knows! Any way lets get on to the good stuff

Whats new for the next beauty quarter,

Brights are going to be big but then again spring/summer colours tend to be bright...

Think MACs dare to wear collection (most of these colours were made to main colours and not just limited edition like some collections)

Mac have some amazing blues as well, this trend is a dramatic look and if your a Bobby Brown type of girl this trend is not for you!

Make sure you use lots of mascara and maybe a thin line of black liner as your lashes can disappear making the eye look strange and you may feel it doesnt suit you.

Green eyes really suit popping purples, it really makes them sparkle

When using blue shadows try and keep the rest of your make up simple ie lips nude. You dont want to look like an 80's reject unless thats the look your going for...

and try using two different contrasting colours to create a creative look.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Disco Disco Disco!

Hey Guys,

I was out on the town last night with some friends I didnt manage to see over christmas. I was only going for "a couple", famous last words eh?
I was out all night and was sure I had had a lemonade too many if you know what i mean! HAHA! It was so much fun and def want to do it again.

I woke up not feeling so fresh but after a shower and lots of green tea I feel back to normal. I am having a girls night in tonight with some friend playing singstar and drinking wine (my liver is crying, it must think its still xmas time!!!) but any who Nazia, the girl whos hostings motto is " I might be hit by a bus!" so true lol

I wanted to show you some pictures of my make up and my hair I did for going out last night as I was quite proud of it!

I like to take pics of my hair and make up to see what others see- just me then?

I had a spray tan yesterday, it was a course to learn at college

Face - MAC studio fix NC 20
MAC Cream concealer NC 20
MAC BLOT powder Nc 30 (contouring)
MAC Cream highlighter in pearl
Mac blush swoon
Mac bronzer golden

Eyes - Mac Lassie compact from the winter tartan collection
Mac Zoom lash carbon
MAC Pencil in smolder
Revlon liner pen in black

Lips - Barry M lipstick in 101
MAC lipstick in St germain

I also dyed my hair a couple of days ago, I love being this blonde!!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!!

Hello beauty lovers!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year! I was up on the Isle of Mull so haven't had time to update my blog sorry!

I got some lovely beauty goodies and other little treasures from Santa which I cant wait to tell you about but I haven't gone through them all and need to take pics and that. I also got £50 to spend at MAC in my stocking so can wait to spend it. I have my eye on one little beauty, the MAC mineralizing finish powder and am sure I will find a few others to tame my addiction!

I have been watching lots of YOUTUBE videos and am desperate to get me some of that! I just have no idea how to get started and my blog isn't crazy popular so I don't really know what to do. I find blogging fun but you can lose motivation if you feel no one is reading!

I am still off college at the moment but I have a spray tan course tomo with fake bake which I cant wait for. So I have not done much during the holidays other than chill with my family its been great.

Today I went for a lovely walk, the weather is that nice crisp fresh cold air but it plays havoc to my skin. I have the answer!

Oilatum natural repair face cream.

I have found heaven!

I was first introduced into after watching a video by pixiwoo on youtube and Nicola's skin was AMAZING! She then said she was using this as her skin had been so dry and flaky due to the weather. I suffer from dry skin and have managed to keep the flaking at bay this winter but I love trying out moisturisers and abit of a moisturiser slut, I have tried them all. This appears to be a light formula but its very deceiving and you only need a small amount to cover the face and neck area. I made the mistake of using a hearty sized blob on my first go and I had lots left over. It can feel a little greasy but it does sink into the skin. It made me skin feel cold and fresh after I applied it which was a nice touch and was easy to wear under make up. And here is the decider of why I love this....I got so many compliments about how dewy and glowing my skin looked! Yeah! This is a very hydrating face cream and I would recommend trying it. Its available at Boots and other good shops for £7.74 so wont break the bank! WOOP!

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