Sunday, 29 July 2012

REVIEW: Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil

Hey Ladies,

I never used to bother with eyeliner because I only seem to own black shades which just close up my eyes & look crap on me, I saw the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencils on a few YouTube channels & decided to pick one in particular up.
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil in Oyster Glow
*Pause Face
'Long wearing, non-transfer, and waterproof eye pen gives the intense effect of a liquid liner but is much easier to apply.'

It was love on first glide, this is without doubt the best eyeliner I have ever used it is incredibly creamy & applies like a dream which means you don't have to apply any pressure to your eye area & it doesn't drag in the slightest, a godsend for those of us with sensitive eyes. This stuff also has some serious staying power, once its on it's on & lasts my entire working day which pretty much unheard of for an eyeliner on me! I use it in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten the area as i've got pretty dark circles & this works a treat at making me look more awake as its a gorgeous shimmery peachy champagne shade.

As you can probably tell I love this eyeliner & recommend it to everyone, you can purchase Pixi from Boots & Pixi Online. All I can say is that I need the CafĂ© Gold one as it looks like my perfect bronzy shade that suits me. Have you tried any Pixi products? & can recommend any I will be popping to their shop in London so it's the perfect time for you to let me know!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

HOW TO: Aztec Nails

Hey Ladies,

I seem to be obsessed with nail art at the moment & when some Orly Instant Artist polishes landed on my door step I had a bit of a play & thought i'd show you the results & how to achieve them!

Aztec Nails

O.P.I Done Out in Deco
Avon Sea Breeze
Orly Instant Artist Nail Polishes*
Orly Dotter Duo* 

1. Paint your nails
Don't think this stage needs much explaining but I like to use pastel shades & alternate the colours on my nails, Done out in Deco is my all time favourite lilac & I have been really enjoying the Avon polish these two polishes stay on my nails for a week with no chipping!

2. Paint Stripes on your nails
The Orly Instant Artist polishes are striper polishes so have a really long thin brush perfect for stripes (obviously). Paint 3 or 4 stripes depending on your nail length, they don't have to be too neat just pretty even in thickness.

3. Outline the stripes with black
This does take some patience but with a thinner line outline the coloured stripes with black the key is to wipe off some black before attempting it & do it in one sweep & leave a decent amount of time before doing this step to make sure the stripes have fully dried.

4. Decorate the stripes
I like to use the dotter tool & paint some zig zags, horizontal dashes & forward slashes (the only description I can think of) this is the easy part & you can get creative. Don't forget to use a top coat to seal the design on, the Instant Artist polishes are water based (apart from a couple) so they can be wiped off so easily if you balls it up (I did a lot before i got the hang of it).

This looks like it took forever & gets so many compliments but is actually pretty easy if you can keep a steady hand & the Orly polishes just make it 10x easier than if you used a normal nail polish brush. They're around £6 each & you can get them here I want every shade! Just wait til I start leopard printing!!

Hope you're all well, i'm off to London for a couple of days, dreading the Olympic congestion but looking forward to good food & even better shopping.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

GIVEAWAY: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains

Hey Ladies,

I have been seriously hankering after these lip balm stain type things from Revlon since I saw them from YouTubers/Bloggers on the other side of the pond. Obviously they are a high street equivalent of the Clinique Chubby Sticks which I've never been wowed with as the shades just seem a bit blah. Revlon however have come out with two in particular which I love, so I thought I'd do a giveaway with them!

So up for grabs are the shades Rendezvous which is a peachy orange glaze & Love Sick which is a bright fuchsia I have two of each to giveaway & you could win the shade of your choice, just be a subscriber & enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also I have announced the Lip Butter giveaway winners on that post here!

Good luck & all the details are in the giveaway widget!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Perfect Peach? RMK Irresistible Lips

Hey Ladies,

Whenever I peruse a makeup counter my eyes & grubby mitts always gravitate towards one particular shade when it comes to lips and cheeks. PEACH. Utterly perfect flatteringly lovely peach, it just looks so much more natural on me than any pink i've ever come across to the point where I think I own one pink blusher. As per usual when I was attending the RMK/JolieBox event we were free to have a play with the cosmetics on offer & I immediately applied this lipstick, to say I squealed when I was told it was in the goody bag is a gross very sad understatement.

RMK Irresistible Lips B 01 Peach*
This is seriously a gorgeous lipstick, the texture is so creamy & not at all drying, it is my perfect peach shade, not too light and too opaque that it washes me out like some lipsticks I own (read YSL Rouge Voulpte) I can apply it from the bullet & it is smooth & even or dab it on my lips & blend in with my finger for a more natural effect. It is all I have been reaching for recently as it's so effortless to apply.

At £19.00 it isn't the cheapest of lipsticks but for that payday treat I think it's worth it for that special shade that is perfect for you.

RMK are a Japanese cosmetic brand that are available in Selfridges or BeautyBay/Look Fantastic online, I have been a huge fan for a few years, their base products are fantastic and I have never been let down by any of their products. If you do have a chance to have a nosey at the counter definitely check out their primers, foundations and their skincare!  I will have a few more reviews coming up & if I get chance I will be talking about them when I film a video this week.

Have you tried any RMK products? What's your favourite?