Monday, 13 January 2014

Cranberry FOTD


I really love this sparkly cranberry look and I do wear it pretty frequently (for me that is) so I had to share.



Eyes:
Estée Lauder- cream shadow- Vintage Violet  
MAC- Devil (LE- MAC Coppering exact dupe), Cranberry
Urban Decay- Venus 
MAC- Reflects Blackened Red
Bobbi Brown- Bone
Volume De Chanel 

Cheeks:
Prestige- Glam Tan
Clinque- Blackberry Blossom  


Lips: 

Smashbox Lipgloss- Tease 

-Ava

Thursday, 9 January 2014

What I'm Wearing 4


Long time no what I’m wearing this week I really love the products in it and am excited to talk (or write) about them.

Smashbox Fade to Black- Fade In Palette- I got it for christmas and am obsessed. It has a great mix of colours that all work together really well. It’s palette that you can use just use by itself as it has a great mix of 4 mattes ranging from cream to dark brown, two shimmers in a taupe and a olive green and one super dark brown with some glitter but can be blended out so it’s more of a matte. All the shades are really pigmented, blendable and I would highly recommend checking this out. 


Sleek- Blush By 3- Flame- Sleek is hands down my favourite blush brand and this trio has a bright matte red, a orange red and a brown red.


Revlon- Embellished- What can I say I’m obsessed, it’s a burgundy lipgloss with lots of shimmer.

Smashbox- Tease- It’s a sheer purple lipgloss with a lot of shine. It’s a current love of mine

Revlon- Balmstain- Crush- a berry colour with a subtle shimmer which adds depth to the lips without looking frosted. It can also be sheered out with some lip balm which gives more of a stained looked to the lips


-Ava

Monday, 6 January 2014

Top Beauty Product Discoveries of 2013


A couple of staples have cropped up this year and I’m sure I’m forgetting a fair few but I like changing up my so often true favourites are hard to come by.

Clarisonic Mia- I got this for christmas last year and is amazing. The difference in my skin has been great, while I definitely don’t have perfect skin, I’ve noticed less breakouts and even when I have them the rest of my skin still looks great.

Bobbi Brown Classic Everyday Palette- again I got it last christmas and is a great palette of basics. All matte (blush-bright pink and eyeshadows-cream, warm brown, black). I use it everyday on my brows and as a highlight. I also love layering the bright pink over a more rose toned blush to add dimension to my face.

Inglot 395p- Probably my favourite eyeshadow ever. It has a super metallic, high sheen finish which just opens up the eyes and adds the world to a look. If you light shimmery inner-corners you need this in your life. I finally hit pan on this yesterday and I was pretty proud of myself.

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara (AKA Cover Girl Clump Crusher)- While it might not be totally clumpless it does a great job of adding length and volume to the lashes without becoming a spidery mess but a heavier look can be created without all the clumps if needed.

Revlon’s Black Cherry- A gorgeous blackened berry that can be in a full on vamped out look or sheered out for a more of a stained look which is just has pretty.

Urban Decay Oz the Great and Powerful- Theodora- It might not be the most interesting palette in the world, I do love the browns and think it is so easy to get a slightly smokey everyday look. The greens are also great to add as a pop of colour along the lower lash line and and I adore Beware which is the matte brown as it is the perfect transition colour for my skin tone. 

Revlon Lipgloss- Embellished- While I’ve only owned this for 2 months I’ve fallen in love. I’ve never really loved lipgloss and my use of it has waned over the years but since buying this I’ve been using other lip glosses as well (I’ve recently been love Smashbox’s Tease but I’ve only owned it a few weeks so it can’t count). It’s a dark red-berry shade with lots of shimmer. It works well alone and over so many different lipsticks.

-Ava