Sunday, 29 September 2013

Makeovers From The Weekend

Hi Dolls!
As You may no I am a makeup artist & this weekend I was fully booked up, my feet are killing, but it was fully worth making these ladies look fabulous for there nights out here are some makeovers! 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Monday, 23 September 2013

The Emmy Awards 2013 - Best all together look...

The Hair, The Lipstick, The catching eye makeup the TV stars where out in force at last nights Emmy awards, 
Clare Danes debuted her gorgeous faux bob and shimmery skin but the real winner of the night for me was Sofia Vergara although she lost out on the big win she certainty won in the in the best dressed department wearing a stunning Vera Wang Number, Vera is famous for her beautiful wedding dresses but she is also a red carpet favorite! 

Sofia flaunted her fabulous figure in this to die for red lace gown with a plunging neck line and fish tail,she certainly looked like she was holding it all together.

she paired the dress with huge earrings, made up of diamonds and rubies 
her makeup was gorgeous simple and elegant 
cat eyes and a lip that complements her skin tone perfectly.

Who was your favorite at the Emmy Awards
Comment Below

Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends

Its that time again autumn has arrived & Its time to get inspired by the beauty trends that we are set to roll out as the weather cools down
 this A/W its all about getting rid of the pinks and saying hello to berry, burgundy and blacks 
dewy skin is no longer a must have, 
its all about a flawless a velvet finish.  

Here are my top trends for this A/W

All About the eyes

We seen purples & reds at Gucci 
and blacks at Marc Jacobs 
this a/w its all about heavily made up, grudge looking eye makeup 
a must have to make your mark this winter.

Cat eyes

all over the cat walk with a sixties twist eyeliner is big and with so many different ways to do it you will never run out of options 
use Illamasqua Gel Eyeliner to get that perfect winged look.

Red, Berry & Burgundy Lips

Lips where a big statement 
no matte was in sight
 all the lips where textured, velvet and glossy finishes
all about the different shades of red.

What do you think of the A/W Trends
what is your favorite 
leave a comment 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Night Out, The Liverpool Way

Liverpool girls dont do things by half
im sure many of you no that, us scouse ladies are known for are over the top personalities and our quest for all things beautiful

the average Liverpool girl spends her whole week preparing for the Saturday night out
with some going to the extremes of plastic surgery.

Liverpool has double the amount of makeup artists/hair salons than any other city in the UK.
We certainly dont play around when it comes to beauty. 

I thought I would do a little post of how to get the typical scouse look as I no it is a look requested by many, even though you might think it,
the average scouse girl doesn't have them extreme scouse brows, 
Liverpool girls are always classy and though you may not believe we never look trashy.

1. Sleep In rollers

They are a must in Liverpool
everyone girl owns a set of fabulous rollers, and when we discovered sleep in rollers well its safe to say we went insane, just what we needed rollers that we could sleep in! 
if you dont see a girl in rollers when out in town on a Saturday you would suspect there must of been some sort of war.

                 2. The perfect lashes

feeling like a man is a must not 
so no scouse girl feels right without false eyelashes
a must have, 
running out on a Saturday morning is not uncommon.

3. The perfect non streaky tan

Oh to have a uneven tan is the worst that could happen on a Saturday night
some will opt for a spray tan
others will do there own 
couldn't go out looking white now could we ;).

4. The perfect smokey eye

Most girls will go to a makeup artist like me,most weekends I am fully booked up!others will try to master the smokey eye by using palettes like urban decay naked 2
with so many options you can have a different 
smokey eye every other weekend.

5. The scouse brow

The brow that has become famous thanks to shows like desperate scouse wives, however im sorry to disappoint the scouse brows are not so scouse as many ladies do not have there brows like that I would say we like to have are brows more kardashian style
defiantly full, but to have them at the point were you cant see no hair is a no! 

6. the perfect base

Its no secret that we like to have a good base that means trying to show as little skin as possible
Illamasqua skin base foundation is perfect
with Liverpool having both illamasqua and mac stores we are never short of options  

and these are the 6 steps to the perfect Liverpool look
not for everyone but a must for some!
hope you enjoyed 

My Fight Against Bad Skin

Hi everyone

As many of you may not know I have mild acne
its been a problem of mine for about 3 years now 
and one of the reasons I got into makeup

I don't have severe acne so I count my blessings
but I have enough of it for it to ruin my day pretty much everyday

for the past month I have been on a mission to
clear out my body

and today I've decided that its time to tackle my acne too
I have tried cream from the doctors and it just didn't work for me
and I dont believe in taking antibiotics or any sort of medication to tackle acne
as I believe you should take antibiotics for much more serious issues

Ive done my research and as acne is a hormonal thing I plan to tackle it from the inside 
thats means drinking lots of water (I Mean lots)
clearing out your liver and putting only healthy ingredients into your 
body making sure your body gets lots of vitamins.
also completely avoiding sugar.

I have also went out and bought some cleansers, face scrubs etc 
just to give myself and extra boost
my mum has always told me the benefits of drinking hot lemon juice in the
morning and night 
so I also plan to do that

Do any of you suffer with acne
if so, what did you use to treat it

I will be posting before & after pictures as the weeks progress

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Review!

Hi Dolls!!

As soon as I heard about the skin base lift I had to have it, 
even the name (skin base LIFT) made me want it, 
Illamasqua are known for there individuality and there high class products
so I excepted nothing more.

I have to admit it I didn't believe in concealer as it had never worked for me, 
I have the worst panda eyes and had completely given up on it.

until now

SB lift comes in 7 different shades one of them being a pure white,
 perfect for highlighting 
the other 6 shades contain peachy tones to flatter & Lift the skin,
the formula is rich and creamy and very easy to work with.
the shade I used today was Light 1

Okay so the first picture (top left) is without any product under eye expect for Hydra veil,
I used a pea sized amount and applied it with my fingers
next I used a crown brush concealer brush to apply the product under my eye and above my brow
I then took my beauty blender and softly blended it all in
finally I took a Illamasqua Blending Brush 2 and MAC pressed blot powder in medium and lightly pressed it into the skin.

And here is the finished result

I am amazed and will now be purchasing all the shades for my kit,
it is a must have to get rid of those bags!
I am finally a believer in concealer 

price: £16
Where to buy:

Hope you all enjoyed the review
will you be buying SB Lift
or have already bought it 
& what did you make of it?
let me know

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Orange You Glad?

It Was all over New York fashion week
although orange wont be the new black 
it is certainly next summers go to colour 
orange pouts ruled the runway at New York Fashion Week

from vibrant blood oranges, neon's to peachy tones
its safe to say springs hottest colour was in full action 
we seen orange on the runways of Rag & Bone which was a daring move for the fashion label as it is the first bold lip the brand has ever done for a show.

Mac cosmetics- Morange £15:00
Maybellines color sensational vivid s- Electric Orange

& For Your Nails

Mac Nail Lacquer- Morange
Rimmel 60 second- coralicous 

I Love the orange trend 
what do you think 
is orange the trend for you?

Monday, 16 September 2013

Eldora False Eyelashes Review

Hi Dolls

As A Liverpool Girl I love false eyelashes and I personally think a pair of eyelashes completes a makeup look, so I am always on the look out for the cheapest and the best.
 Eyelashes are so expensive and sometimes when you find some cheap ones 
they turn out to be plastic which most of the time is not fantastic! :(

I was lucky enough to try out a couple of pair of eldora lashes
and to say I was pleased is a understatement 
these eyelashes are amazing, they are hand made which gives them 
the extra edge to look and feel that extra bit el natural.
Eyelashes can feel like they way your eyes down but
that doesn't happen with these, no extra weight just gorgeous eyes.

As for prices, eldora are not overly expensive & they also do a professional discount for makeup artists like me which is just amazing 
who doesn't love a bit of discount ???

They do a wide range of styles which is a must for any lash lover,
 they go from natural and wispy 
to full on fabulous thick lashes 
they also do fancy dress ones which come in perfect for Halloween,
perfect to embrace your wild side.

and you can use them up to 10 times 

These eyelashes are a must,
 if your a lash lover, a makeup artist or a first time false lasher 
these are the lashes for you. 
A definite must try

What are you fave false eyelashes? 
and if you have tried eldora what are your opinions ? 
I would love to know 



Paloma Steals The Show At LFW

Celebrities including Kelly Osbourne, Abbey Clancy and Alexa Chung have turned out in there fashionable best for the SS14 Collections at LFW however they all couldn't match up to the eccentric Paloma Faith who has stole the show so far.

The singer arrived to take her place front row at the Julian McDonald SS14 Showcase wearing a stunning floor length one shouldered white dress with golden vine detail by the designer himself. The flattering dress gave Paloma those Michelle Obama arms and a tiny waste.
she paired the gown with a bold white hat and gold platforms 
a look I absolutely adore.
she also wore a slick black playsuit with a daring red lip
and proved shes not going to be on the worst dressed list in a 
Hollywood inspired sequined dress.

What are you thoughts on Palomas outfits?
 and who has caught your fashion eye at LFW 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

London Fashion Week SS14

Its that time again
the time of year were we will all be finding out what we will be wearing next summer,
 what shade of lippy we will gracing
or whether are brows are going to be thick or thin ???

The models are out in force
celebrity's are trying to get best dressed 
and then there is the rest of us.

The average Joe's
sitting at home in our pjs 
Praying we were at fashion week
waiting to see our two Brit faves
Cara delevingne & Jordanna Dunn

New York fashion week has been and gone 
and now we are already half way through LFW

Here are some of my favorites makeup looks so far
hope you are all enjoying fashion week as much as I am.


                                                       Images courtesy of Mac Cosmetics

Saturday, 14 September 2013

My Top 5 Mac Eye shadows

Top 5 Mac Eyeshadows

  1. All That Glitters

For me all that glitters is the ultimate Mac Eyeshadow it was one of my first eye shadows I purchased at mac, it is a beautiful peachy gold and has the most gorgeous shimmer to it that really catches the light.
Despite the name (all that glitters) it has no glitter in it what so ever.
You can pair it with anything but I love to pair it with purples & pinks
it is one of the most versatile eye shadows I have come across,
this is definitely a colour everyone should have in there makeup bags

its perfect for daytime looks 
and be spiced up for the nighttime 


2.  Amber Lights   


What colour should every girl have in there makeup bag?
well a gorgeous gold of course 

we all have gold bags/shoes/jewelry 
so therefore we all need a gold eye shadow right?

I'm in love with this shade, colour payoff is amazing & goes with browns and blacks perfectly 
a must have for a perfect night out

3. Carbon

The ultimate Black is CARBON
not really to much to say about this, goes with everything 
completes most looks
super black 
no sparkle just jet black
a must have in everyone's kit


4. Espresso 

Espresso is one of my most used colors 
its a general normal brown, it goes amazing above the crease when doing a smokey eye, pair it with carbon and you can create the classic smokey eye 
as shown underneath

It also a gorgeous brow colour for brunettes
and can be used as a contour colour.

5. Nocturnelle 

My favorite purple out of the whole mac collection
this colour looks amazing with all skin types/tones and eye colors 
pair it with beauty marked and you have a winner 
as shown below.