27 October 2014

A/W Burgundy Eye Makeup Tutorial

It has been a very long time since i've done a tutorial, almost a year already! I recently purchased a new eyeshadow palette that i've really been enjoying which includes some really beautiful A/W appropriate colours, so here's the tutorial for you.

  1. After applying eyeshadow primer, use a taupey brown eyeshadow (1) all over the eyelid up to the crease, and also take some onto the lower lash line two thirds of the way in. 
  2. Then use a deep burgundy eyeshadow (2) and concentrate it on the outer half of the eye, and also blending a little into the crease to add depth. To balance out the top and the bottom, apply the same colour half way in on the lower lash line.
  3. To brighten up the eyes, apply a shimmery white eyeshadow (3) to the inner corners. 
  4. Blend out all the harsh edges using a clean fluffy brush to create a more natural and seamless look. 
  5. Apply a matte light yellow colour (4) to the brow bone as a highlight, as we don't want to go too overboard with the shimmer. 
  6. Use a black eyeliner to line the upper lash line very thinly, and winging it out just a little, and then using what is left on the brush and lightly apply it on the outer corners of the lower lash line. 
  7. Finally, curl the eyelashes and put on your favourite mascara!

So thats the finished look! I think this is perfect for an everyday look to wear during the colder seasons as it incorporates burgundy (a very a/w appropriate colour) but in a very subtle way. I hope you enjoyed this, and if you want more tutorials, please let me know! x

20 October 2014

Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful

I was super excited when I found out that Zoe Sugg would be releasing her own range of beauty products, her Youtube channel has been one of my most favourite for a very long time, and I feel so happy and proud for her that she has come so far. The range of Zoella Beauty products all look so amazing, and the product that stood out to me the most was definitely the fragranced body mist. 

Top notes: Wild Strawberry, Grapefruit
Heart notes: Violet, Jasmine, Gardenia
Base notes: Vanilla, Musk

The fragrance is a mixture of floral and fruity notes, revealing a light, fresh and clean scent, making it especially perfect for spring and summer, but it also means that it is wearable during any other season.

The peachy pink liquid is housed in a sturdy glass bottle, with adorable polka dots and red detailing that corresponds with the layout and design of her blog, which I personally love the idea of. 

This product is available in 45ml, and can be purchased from Superdrug and feelunique.com for £8, which is a great affordable price!

13 October 2014

Lush Halloween & Christmas 2014 Wishlist

I was never really a big fan of Lush before, until I discovered and fell in love with the Christmas collection last year. As I only tend to take baths during the colder seasons, i've been really looking forward to this year's Autumn and Winter releases, and of course, I am very very excited, so here are a few things that have really caught my eye that i'm dying to purchase for myself. 

Lets start off with the Butterbear and go around clockwise, the original Butterball is a very popular product, but a cute bear shaped one would be even better! This cute little bath bomb contains cocoa butter which is great for nourishing and moisturising, leaving your skin very soft, perfect for the colder seasons when it tends to become a bit more chilly. 

An adorable halloween number is Wizard, this bubble bar contains tangerine oil, juniperberry and fennel essential oils, it was designed to energise and purify in order to dispel any stress and tiredness. 

The Luxury Lush Pud, this bath bomb is the product that started it all for me last year, it's just so divine, and smells absolutely incredible. It includes lavender, which is really relaxing and calming. The tonka absolute, benzoin resinoid and ylang ylang oil added into the mixture simply creates a gorgeous warm and sweet scent. 

Another cute little animal in the collection, The Christmas Hedgehog. This is similar to the Butterbear, but in a bubble bar form, it is made with organic shea and cocoa butters in order to deeply replenish and moisturise the skin. I am super excited to try this out for myself, but I know that my heart would probably break a little when crumbling this under the tap. 

Another bubble bar is Holly Golightly, according to Zoella in her new Lush haul video, this is the most Christmassy smelling product out of all the new releases, and that completely sold me on it. This pudding contains festive spice fragrances, including patchouli, persian lime, clove leaf and sweet orange oils to get us into the Christmas spirit. 

The Christmas Penguin is a delightful bubble bar that has been released every year during this season (from what I know of), it was created with orange flower absolute, bergamot and sicilian lemon oils to perk up and revive the skin. 

Sparkly Pumpkin simply just looks so festive with the pretty glitter smothered all over it. Developed in order to energise the skin and uplift your mood, this bubble bar comprises of juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils.

One of the products that I am the most excited about it the Northern Lights bath bomb, this is something that you definitely need capture a video of when popping it into the bath, fizzing away with a ray of colours, imitating the beautiful night sky. It contains jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil to calm you down and enter into relaxation mode for the evening.

Last but not least is, Shoot for the Stars, another amazing multi-coloured sight in your bath that includes shimmering silver lustres to mimic the trails of shooting stars across the water. This bath bomb mainly consists of brazilian orange and bergamot oils, which reveals a mood-brightening and sweet fragrance. 

I really cannot wait to purchase and try these products out, they all seem so perfect for the colder weather that is slowly taking over England at the moment, and i'm sure i'll really enjoy using them. Have you tried any of these?