Tuesday, 29 March 2011

How do you keep your brows in shape?

So, if any of you follow me on Twitter you will know that I wanted to record a tutorial on how I fill in my brows but my camera broke and I didn't want my first tutorial to be filmed on my webcam.
I recently purchased the Make Up Forever Waterproof kit and I have to say the results are great! I will be doing a review post soon with a selection of pictures showing the different stages of creating the final look.

So my question is...

How do you look after your brows? Do you tweeze, wax, or thread them?
How do you fill them in?

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Mac MSF - In the Groove collection

Hey you guys!

So I was cleaning up my make up drawer this morning and just thought I would do a quick post on a couple of my MSF's (mineralise skin finish's).
Mac describe them as; A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, brows, anywhere on the body: provides an ultra-deluxe polish to the skin".

I got mine from the In the Groove collection which came out June/July 2010. I had never used any MSF before so I was eager to try them out and I must say, 9 months later and I am still loving them! They are the sort of product that you can use with a light foundation to just give you a more brighter glowing complexion without having to go through the whole, contour, blush, highlight scenario. They work great if you just want a flush of colour, a simple bronzed look, or a dewy highlight.
From left to right:

Comfort is a bronzed golden shade, which looks great with a tan or a more darker skin tone. Can look a bit orangey on my olive complexion unless I have had a spray tan, so I have been saving this one for when I go on holiday.

Stereo Rose is a rich golden coral with bronze undertones which is absolutely gorgeous! I ended up going back to buy another one of these babies!

By Candlelight is a golden pink shade which appears very golden vanilla on my skin tone, not so much pink, but still very lovely. I have been using this to double up as a highlighter.

I also have Petticoat which has a much cooler tone to it. I am yet to create a look with this one but when I do I will post a pic.

Whats your favourite MSF & how do you use yours?

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Colour Block Trend - High Street

I absolutely love this trend. It is the perfect way to progress from your winter clothes to your spring/summer wardrobe with a pop of colour. I always see lots of floral prints come about in Spring and I always feel that its way to early - especially in the UK when the weather is still rainy and miserable! Having said that, it has been quite nice the past fortnight so these high street pieces are perfect to start wearing in your transition phase from your winter nudes to springtime colour. I created this Polyvore to show just a few high street pieces that I feel are not only affordable, but bang on trend in terms of the colour block fashion trend.
Zara are one of those high street stores that always get it right. It doesn't matter when it is, but I can always find something that resembles the look of high end designer wear at great prices. I've picked up a few bits and bobs lately (post coming soon), with quite a lot of it being around the colour block trend. Karen Millen are another one of my favourite high street stores. A little over priced, but the quality is exceptional.

Do you like the colour block trend? What have you managed to pick up from the high street?

Boots Botanics Moisturising Sugar Scrub

Botanics, the power of plants...

This scrub contains hydrating Grapeseed Oil, which is hydrating and rich in linoleic acid, which helps reinforce the skin's barrier to stop skin drying out, instantly giving you smoother, moisturised skin.

This scrub works best on damp skin - not wet skin! After showering I apply some in my hands and massage in to my skin.
I like to use this product after I shave as I feel that it not only moisturises intensely, but it also smooths my skin. I don't know about you but if I shave my legs at 8am in the shower, guarantee by 8pm I feel 'sandy grain'. I do find that after applying this scrub, my legs appear smoother for longer.
The texture is not rough at all, its actually very soft, firm but soft (excuse my wrinkly fingers lol). You could hold the pot upside down and not a single drop of product would move. It almost reminds me of salt dough. Personally, I love the scent; very fresh but with a sweet pungent lingering smell - sort of vanilla but not your typical vanilla, more of a fresh leafy vanilla, if that makes sense!

After rinsing off it leaves your skin with a slight grease like film, intensely moisturised and smelling fabulous! This is the ONLY moisturising scrub that I use.

Whats your favourite moisturising scrub?