Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stance by Illamasqua

Happy Sunday, beauties! Hope you’re all coping well in this horrible, HORRIBLE weather. I hope the floods haven’t affected you too much. Things are okay down my end, but it’s just gloomy & depressing. I think Summer really needs to hurry its self up!

I thought I’d share my first Illamasqua polish with you all. The lovely team, sent me a few bits from their new ‘Human Fundamentalism’ collection to try & this definitely was the product which stuck out the  most to me. I’m generally quite picky when it comes to purple nail varnishes & ‘STANCE‘ hits the nail on the head!

Stance* by Illamasqua
RRP: £13.50 available from HERE.

It’s a beautiful creamy fuchsia with neon undertones. If you know me, I love bright polishes!  I’m an ORLY girl at heart but Illamasqua definitely did a great job! It’s super easy to apply & fairly pigmented too! It’s a really hard colour to photograph which is why I’ve taken a picture with flash from my iPhone so you can see just hot bright the polish is.

Do you see what I mean about it being BRIGHT? It’s slightly higher priced than I normally pay for a polish however saying that, there are some colours I’ve got my eye on from Illamasqua, Lament, Nomad & Collide to name a few ;) I would definitely opt for these rather than MAC polishes, that’s for sure. Their collections are amazing to say the least which is why I will be keeping an eye out for them!

What are your favourite Illamasqua products? Have you tried anything from Human Fundamentalism? Sharing is caring ;)

*This product was sent to me – 100% honest review as always!

FOTN: Barcelona

Evening, doll faces! Hope you’re all well? I’ve been BEYOND busy – it’s actually crazy. I want my life back just a little bit! Recently, I’ve had a few people ask to do a tutorial of how I got a look from some pictures I posted onto my Instagram a couple of weeks ago. You can see the picture below…

It was from a night out in the beautiful city of Barcelona. I’m going to cut to the chase & begin the EOTD tutorial for you ladies :)

I’ve also added a FOTD so you can see exactly what I used for the rest of my face. I LOVE smokey eyes & playing around with different colours. I tend to opt for either a smokey eye or a simple eye & bright lip on nights out… It seems to be my signature thing, I suppose!

FACE
Face & Body Foundation by Make up For Ever
HD Powder by Make Up For Ever
Select Cover-up concealer by MAC

CHEEKS
Hoola by Benefit as a contour
Rouge Shimmer Baked Blush by Vivo Cosmetics
Polished highlighter by Topshop

LIPS
Sex Machine by NARS
Myth by MAC

Here’s a quick run down of all the products I used on my eyes:

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Golden Leaf by Vivo Cosmetics
Mink by Vivo Cosmetics
Carbon by MAC
YSL Shocking Mascara
Smoulder by MAC
Polished by Topshop as highlighter
Pin-up lashes by Benefit Cosmetics

Does anyone else do the ‘credit card’ trick when you’re doing your eyeshadow, or is it just me?! :oops: Hope you liked this, dolls. Here’s to another week! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

L’Oreal’s New Eye Collection.

Happy Sunday, dolls. Hope you’re all having a good weekend – it goes too quickly! The lovely people from L’Oreal recently sent me their new eye collection & thought I’d review it for you all. It consists of a mascara, liquid liner & a gel liner.

False Lash Telescopic Mascara – RRP £10.99
Gel Intenza Eyeliner – RRP £8.99
Superliner Perfect Slim – RRP £6.49

False Lash Telescopic Mascara (RRP £10.99) - I’m not a huge fan of Cheryl Cole who is the face of this mascara, but big props to her and L’Oreal giving us a TRUE representation of the product in their advert!! They didn’t use ‘lash inserts’ – woohoo!

This mascara comes nicely packaged in a ‘telescope’ like silver tube. The wand is a rubber wand (if you know what I mean!) with a slight curve. In a weird way, it’s actually different to pretty much every mascara I have ever owned. Imagine, They’re Real by Benefit without the volume… Perfect for everyday wear. I have been asked if I’ve been wearing a pair of falsies when I’ve worn this. Below are some pictures of my lashes before & after wearing the product.

BEFORE
No mascara

AFTER
After mascara

As you can see from the pictures, it clearly lifts, curls & lengthens my lashes. This is perfect for me as a daily wear mascara. It’s not too much & not too little. I hate wearing mascara when it doesn’t do anything to my lashes & this is far from that! I would totally buy this or recommend it to anyone looking for a daily wear mascara.

Next on to the liners…

Gel Intenza Eyeliner in black (RRP £8.99) – Love the packaging of this gel liner, black, gold & glass totally go! This gel liner is incredibly smooth & creamy. With the help of the brush it comes with (which is REALLY GOOD!) it applies like a dream for when I’m after a thin or thick lined eye. L’Oreal claim that it lasts for up to 24 hours – this for me is not true. It does last all day however it does crumble towards the end of the day if I end up touching the product. Personally, I would actually get the ‘black gold’ colour as it looks gorgeous & isn’t something which is out there in the high-street gel liner market! If you’re after a gel liner from a drugstore, I would recommend Maybelline but I HATE the brush in that. So, if you don’t mind that it can get dry towards the end of the day this would be ideal for you.

Superliner Perfect Slim (RRP £6.49) – This ‘superliner’ is probably my favourite out of the collection. This does not crumble for me at the end of the day & is great for all kinds of eye liner styles! Price wise, it doesn’t break the bank also. Usually, I don’t like the ‘felt tip’ nib but this is extremely precise & is amazing for getting my eye liner just how I want it :)

Below are some swatches & what the products look like on my eyes – I am also wearing the L’Oreal mascara in the pictures as well… LOVE how long it makes my lashes look!

I have used the mascara the most & the gel liner the least. Saying that, I will be getting the ‘Black Gold’ gel liner with my Boots points (as soon as I have enough!) LOL. Personally, I would recommend the mascara & super liner to those who want natural looking lashes & a precision eye liner look!

Have you tried anything from the new L’Oreal eye collection? Will you be picking anything up from it?

Have a lovely weekend, sweet peas!

*This product was sent to me for review purposes. 100% honest review as always!