Monday, 29 July 2013

HANNAH'S JULY FAVORITES


Here are just seven of the products I have fallen in love with this summer month;


Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Rimmel's Natural Bronzer comes in a wide range of colours which makes it great for a wide range of skin tones and seasons, which comes in handy for me considering my skin has pretty dramatic shade changes from winter to summer! It has great pigmentation and the matte finish means that its multi-purpose; I use the bronzer to contour and add warmth to the skin which previously I may have bought two separate products for. 



L'oreal Falsh Lash Flutter
Without being too enthusiastic and out of my character, this may be the best mascara I've ever owned! Both Georgia and I have been a fan of Loreal's mascaras, and this has just become the best one yet. Ignoring the cute name and style, this product also gives great length and volume in the first application, which means that your lashes look brilliant even if you're in a rush and only have time to put one layer on, similarly if you're feeling more patient the lashes can take on a false lash effect with multiple application. The wand has a longer edge which is ideal to ensure all lashes are coated with the remainder of the wand creating the volume. 


Garnier Summer Body
I have been using Garnier's Summer Body for the past two summers, and I am yet to find a better product at a similar price. I find with one application my skin is transformed to a much 'healthier glow', and I only need to use the light shade for immediate results. I only need to apply the product twice a week to maintain the tan which also moisturises the skin each time you use it. Additionally, it doesn't take long to apply or to absorb which means it can be applied in the morning or evening. The only downfall in my opinion is the smell; which isn't bad, however, for the first day after you have applied it the smell is a bit of a give away that you are wearing fake tan and the natural looking brown can be questioned! But for the price, ease and results I would and have recommended this to many as it's perfect for summer. 


Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser
Nivea's in shower body moisturiser has quickly became a favourite of mine  for reasons not as closely linked to how effective the product is. Although I'm worryingly addicted to Body Shops Body Butters, it is rare that I will moisturise  my entire body ever day, and I am more prone to only applying them to my legs after shaving.  Therefore, this in shower moisturiser is perfect for me because it makes it easy; your hair is wet and so completely out of the way and you are left with an immediate soft skin effect without having to wait for the absorption. So overall I love this more due to my laziness than anything else but the idea is great and leaves your skin feeling super soft. I would however, only buy the dry skin version, even though I don't have particularly  dry skin I wouldn't want any less moisture than this gives.  


Bourjois Health Mix 
This Bourjois foundation may be 'the one' for me; it gives the skin such a radiant appearance and has a high coverage which means you can use less of the product resulting in it lasting longer. Even after 9 hour shifts at work it is still going strong which in my opinion is the true test of how long lasting a piece of make up can be! It is also a thick texture, which I prefer in a foundation as I feel it is easier to apply and doesn't risk me spilling it over myself, which actually has happened check out my Revlon Photoready review!


Barry M High Shine Gelly - Passionfruit
Finally, Barry M's Passion Fruit gelly nail varnish has been on my nails almost every other week; when choosing which colour I just can't resist it! Not only does the colour make a good tan look great the gelly collection have such a glossy finish. 



Sunday, 28 July 2013

REVIEW: REVLON PHOTOREADY COLLECTION



 The sleek and bold appearance of Revlon's Photoready collection caught my eye immediately and I finally purchased them while Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on, you may see a pattern emerging in my spending habits! I love the appearance and the 'photoready' concept, which I was drawn to, especially due to the fact I've not always loved having my picture taken therefore make up has always helped me feel confident, so this felt like an ideal product. 



Sadly, the foundation didn't live up to my expectations; I've found that when applying it the texture is very runny which did lead to a few marks on my shorts! Obviously this could be avoided but if like me you're very clumsy I would steer clear for the sake of your clothes! On top of this, I found it became cakey on the skin, therefore, close up I felt my skin looked tired and worn, although from a distance it didn't look as bad. The foundation also seemed to have really poor longevity as it  wore away around my nose a few hours after applying it. I tried applying a primer before this foundation and it did sit slightly better on the skin, however, I never normally use primers and I've never felt like I've had to before this foundation. As it really didn't live up to my expectations and just made my face look horrible, I gave the foundation to Georgia who has actually rated it higher than I have and actually really likes it. 


 I feel bad giving another disappointing bit of feedback but here goes. Once again it looks great and has a high end look with the lack of  colour and just sticking with black and silver. However, considering it claims to give 3D volume, I didn't see the results even after applying a few coats. I look for mascaras that offer a lot of volume, as my lashes are naturally long, so I only really need the added volume from mascara, so this mascara really disappointed me. Another issue with this mascara is the wand. The wand is very rigid and a little too spikey to be used so close to the eye. I also didn't feel like a lot of mascara came off the wand and instead just stuck to the tip of the wand, which didn't help at all when trying to build volume.  It did last well on the lashes, however, since it's main and only claim is '3D volume,'  which it didn't give, I don't think the other factors are too important. 


Overall I was excited to try these out, but was extremely disappointed due to the advertisement of them as well as the price!


Have you tried either of these and actually had any luck?



Friday, 26 July 2013

FOTD | DARK COPPER BROWN/BLACK SMOKY EYE





Although this post has been titled as a day make-up look, as I wore it in the day, it's probably better suited as a night look, unless like me, you like to always be wearing a lot of make-up. As I love to do make-up and experiment with new looks, I always make an effort with my make-up and like to look made up, so I don't mind waking up a little, well a lot earlier than perhaps necessary, so that I have time to do my make-up nicely. 




 I really liked this look and enjoyed wearing it. It has a nice amount of darkness and definition, without being too heavy or dark; as the black shadow has only gone along the lash line and then been smudged out and also doesn't go too far up the eye lid. The brown and copper shades are taken up into the crease to add to the smoky look. The brown shades make the eye look smoky without being too intense and heavy, as all black would. It makes the look more natural looking and easier to wear for more occasions. 



As the eye is quite dark I wanted to add a lot of high light under the brow bone and in the inner eye corner to brighten the eye and add a good contrast between the shadow and the highlight. I also wanted to contour the cheek bones and add a highlighter there to sculpt the face better. As the eyes are dark and the cheeks are contoured, I chose a light pink nude lip, to keep the look more wearable and to not take the main attention away from the eyes. My boyfriend even commented that he liked the 'nude lip,' in his exact words. I'm not sure how he knew what to call this but I guess after 4 1/2 years you start to wear off on one another. 







If I wanted to wear this look for a night out, I would add some false lashes and maybe a bit more black around the eye. You could also wear a bright pink or coral lipstick with this look, if you wanted a really made up look. 



Do you like this make-up look? What's your favourite looks at the moment? 


Products used:

Face: 
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
Revlong Photo Ready Foundation
Bourjois Bronzing Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Sleek Contour kit light
Mac Give Me Sun MSF
Benefit Dallas Blush
Rimmel 050 Live Pink blush

Lips: 
Top Shop Pillow Talk lipstick
Revlon Creme Brulee Lip Butter
Benefit Life On The A List Lip Gloss 


Eyes:
 MUA Brow kit
Rimmel Gel Eyeliner
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Sleek Ultra Mattes Eye Palette 
(All of the neutral shades)
MUA Undress Me Too Palette 
(Shades, Shy and Fiery).
MUA Shade 24 Pearl




Thursday, 25 July 2013

DISAPPOINTING PRODUCTS #1


 We've been a little too positive on this blog so far, so, we thought it was about time that we bring some negativity to 'Sisters Who Shop'! *evil laugh* 

These are products that we both either, didn't like, didn't think worked as well as they should have, weren't worth the money... etc, you get the gist!  

V05 Ultimate Hold Hairspray

This hairspray just doesn't feel like it does anything. Firstly, it has a really strong scent which is horrible and very musky. It doesn't seem to hold your hair at all and feels as if you haven't even put any hair spray into your hair. Although, that could be a good thing, however, only if it actually was doing some good for your hair. I'm mostly disappointed by this product as it promises so much on the can and doesn't seem to do anything at all. We both also have really thin hair, so you would imagine that it should be able to hold thinner hair easier. 

 Garnier Daily Energising Gel Scrub


We both have this product as we were drawn in by the gorgeous smell and just the pretty cute packaging in general. It sounded good, and suited our skin type, as it's for combination/oily, prone to imperfections. We have combination skin with an oily T-zone and we both get the odd spots, usually in exactly the same place as each other... proud achievement? It promised to unclog, visibly tighten pores and give a radiant glow to the skin. Neither of us have noticed any improvement in our pores at all. The scrub does do a fairly good job at exfoliating, however it doesn't seem to do much else. It didn't even leave either of our faces feeling refreshed at all, which you would assume would happen with a product containing, grapefruit and pomegranate extracts.


Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara 



This mascara has a great wand shape and is really great at adding volume, however, it flakes off of the lashes way too easily and dried out so quickly, which makes it really unwearable  It looks good when you first put it on but by the time I got to uni (2 hour car journey), I had lots of little black mascara dots around my eyes, which doesn't happen with any other mascara that I've ever worn.


Models Own Pro Nail Varnish

I spoke about the problems with these on a previous post (here). My main issue with these  nail varnishes is that they are £8 and for that price the quality is really bad. The colours are lovely and they apply well, they just chip really easily, which I wouldn't expect from the price. I've tried so many cheaper nail varnishes and they have lasted a lot better than the Models Own Pro range. 

Rimmel Gel Waterproof Eyeliner


Okay, this is a controversial one. We both actually have and quite like this product and use it whenever we're using black gel eyeliner as it's the only one we both have, in black. However, Hannah has the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in brown and Tanya Burr and many others rave about the eyeliner in black. In comparison to the Maybelline eyeliner the Rimmel one isn't as great. It's apparently waterproof, however, neither of us would totally agree with this. My eye was quite watery, due to hayfever and the eyeliner completely wore off where my eye had watered. It's also not a very strong black; you have to apply it to the eye and then let it dry before you build it up, otherwise it just comes off as you try to apply more. However, on a good point, the eyeliner does last quite well all day on the eye, just not as jet black as others seem to. So, we're trying to say we do like this, but we have included it as it's slightly disappointing as it's not as good as we would have hoped or as good as the Maybelline gel eyeliner seems to be, which we will be buying instead of the Rimmel one next time!


Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer

This may be good for those with dry skin as it feels just like a moisturiser when you apply it, however it was no good for either of our combination/oily skin. It claims to do so much, which is kind of why it's even more of a disappointment. It probably does smooth the skin, however it definitely didn't 'resurface' it or brighten, mattify, or protect. Neither of us felt that it made our foundation stay on any longer too. 

Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil

This product has a little brow brush on one end and the pencil on the other. I like the brush and the design. However, it's a really tiny pencil and I needed to sharpen the pencil after just the first use, so I can't imagine it lasting very long at all. It also doesn't really seem to go on nicely. It's very waxy, which is good for controlling the brows but I can't seem to get much colour out of it and when I do it doesn't apply smoothly. 


Vaseline Lip Therapy


We both got given a set of 4 vaseline tins for christmas and although Vaseline is really raved about as the classic lip and body care product, neither of us like these at all. We both do not think they do anything to your lips. They seem to just sit on top of the lip and do not work into the lips.


So, they are all the products that we haven't been impressed with lately. 

What products have disappointed you? 



Monday, 22 July 2013

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ADDITION!


Awwww... isn't he cute?!?! 

Now, this is definitely the king of impulse buys- he wasn't planned. 

This is Isaac and he's now 5 months old. Not the most conventional cat name but our other cat is called Aragon, (we did have Aragon & Arwen (LOTR), but Arwen died), so cat names like fluffy or paws were just out of the question. 


We were just out with our nan and grandad for the day and my nan told me that the pet shop that she gets all of her pet supplies from had some new kittens. I've always loved cats in general and obviously kittens are just so cute, so, I didn't turn down the offer to go and look. As I've said, we were only planning on looking, but honestly once  you see kittens, their cuteness level just takes over all of your strong will and sensible thinking and volaah, you've got yourself a kitten. 

We were in the shop for over an hour just staring and cooing over the kittens and debating whether or not to get one. There were three ginger kittens all together and I just couldn't bare to separate them. The kitten I bought was on his own as he was the last of his litter to go,  I kind of felt sorry for him, so I just had to have him. 


As my other cat is 9 years old, I had definitely forgotten what looking after kittens was like. He was quite hard work to start off with as we had to constantly watch him, play with him, clear up after him and he would cry if you didn't show him enough attention. He's now settled in more so he isn't as much work and both cats tolerate each other pretty well. But, it is hard separating them at meal times, as they both have different food specially for them and they insist on sharing all of the time! I guess that shows good intentions... 


He spends his days either sleeping, annoying our other cat or just running around the house like a lunatic. He likes to play with everything and anything and goes wherever he pleases, now that he has mastered the stair case. He's still so small, even though he doesn't really look it in the photos. He also reminds us of the 'grumpy cat' photos that people make and we're pretty sure he'll grow up to look like that so we're enjoying his cuteness while it lasts! 


 Do you have any tips for entertaining kittens at all, or anything else? 



Saturday, 20 July 2013

BRIDAL WEDDING MAKE-UP




I've been meaning to post this post for what feels like ages now! I had to wait until the photographers photos were done and then my laptop decided to get really sick and had to go to laptop hospital for a few days, costing me a sickening amount! It now seems fine and I've stolen the photographs from my boyfriend's mum (the bride), so I can finally get on with this post!

So here goes.

At the beginning of July, my boyfriend's mum got married and she asked me to do her make-up, which was an amazing offer, as I'm not a professional make-up artist at all yet! At first I thought it would be easy; I'm constantly watching wedding tutorials and I enjoy doing make-up so how hard could it be? It then hit me how stressful this could actually be. EVERYONE would be looking at the bride and examining her every detail; how her dress looks, how her hair looks, how her make-up looks... I started to worry how the make-up would look on the photographers camera, what if the bride doesn't like it??  Anyway, I calmed down and we did a test run and it turned out really well. As soon as I started I completely relaxed and just got on with what I love to do. It helped my nerves having my boyfriend and his now step brother messing around in the same room, making myself and the bride to be, laugh, yeah, not the best when you're trying to do make-up but it was funny. 

On the day of the wedding I was even happier with how the make-up turned out. I had researched more and practised techniques on myself and it all went really smoothly, despite being pretty rushed. I also had to do the two bridesmaids make-up in record time as I it wasn't actually planned that I would be doing theirs too, so luckily Hannah came with me and was able to help out too. Unfortunately, as it was such a rush we weren't able to get any good close up photographs of the make-up, especially the eyes which is a shame, so the one above is the best we have. 

Products used:

Primer: MUA Undress Your Skin
Foudation: Mac Studio Fix Fluid NW25
Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear NW25
Bronzer: Bourjois Bronzing Primer & 'Mac Give Me Sun' Mineral Skin Finish
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent 
Eye shadow: Sleek Ultra Mattes Palette & Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye shadow  RSVP
Eye Liner: Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Eye liner  Brown
Mascara: Rimmel Max Bold Curves
Blusher: Benefit Hervana
Highlighter & Contour: Sleek Face Form Light & Benefit Sun beam 
Brows: MUA Brow Kit 
Lips: MUA Power Pout Irreplaceable
Fixing Spray: MUA Fixing Spray 





Friday, 19 July 2013

VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD


We were so surprised and grateful to be nominated for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award' by Louise, from 'Lou Lou's Beauty & Fashion Fix.' Neither of us had heard or seen anything about this award before so it was even more of a shock to actually be nominated. We've now looked it up and it seems really popular among lots of different types of blogs in the blogging community, which is really cool. So, thank you so much to Louise and definitely go and check out her great and inspiring blog! 



The rules for this award are:
  •   Display the award logo on your blog.
  •   Link back to the person who nominated you.
  •   Share 7 facts about yourself.
  •   Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  •   Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
Louise didn't include the 7 facts part and neither did her nominator, however, other posts that we read did and we thought we'd give it a go!


Our 7 facts about ourselves:
  1.  We really want to do as much as possible in life We find it really inspiring when we see other people achieving their goals and experiencing so many great things in life and we really want to do the same.  
  2. We  were are avid Mary-Kate and Ashley fans We had all of the films on video and then bought them all again on DVD, bought clothes from their clothing line, had the dolls, 100's of books, had the pc and playsation games, anything MK & A, we had it. Obviously we don't still watch the films or play the PS2 game now... Okay, we only sometimes do... 
  3.  We repeatedly watch TV series over and over again We've even managed to wear out some of The OC dvd's, as we've watched them so much. Our favourites are, The OC, One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives, Dexter(Hannah only)!... 
  4.  We have a weakness for Dominoes but we're working on it - honestly. We're actually doing pretty well and haven't had it for well over a month.    
  5.   We plan to set up a business and become millionaires by the time Hannah's 30. We're just not sure what we're going to do yet or how we'll do it. 
  6.   We plan on going travelling in a few years especially America, but also Australia, New Zealand and where ever else we decide. 
  7. We've always attracted the weirdest behaving pets This could be due to the unusual character names that we give them (Bam-Bam and Pebbles, Aragon and Arwen for example), but we're starting to take the strange behaviour of our animals over the years very personally!   
We nominate:



Sunday, 14 July 2013

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF MONEY WASN'T AN ISSUE?


Okay, prepare for some deep writing; this post is going to be a little, well a lot different to the usual ones on this blog and probably pretty lengthly.

I found this video on my uni's facebook page; someone had posted it and the title immediately caught my eye. I'd probably go as far to say that all my life I've been pretty materialistic. I lived in a beautiful big house, I was always spoilt by my amazing Nan and Grandad and life was easy. It wasn't until my mum and 'dad' had a horrid, disgusting divorce that life wasn't so great anymore. My 'dad' was the main earner of the family and I saw how awful money could be, how evil and controlling it could be. For the next five or so years, I was determined to do whatever to get a high paying job and always be independent; I never wanted to get married or have children.

In addition to this, I was also strongly urged by others that this was the way to go and it didn't matter if you don't enjoy what you do, you just do it for the money. 

I was always good at art in school and as a hobbie. I always achieved some of the highest grades in my classes and I always enjoyed it. It was always what I was best known for. Moreover, I have always been obsessed with make-up; I was so intrigued from such a young age. I would watch films and be concentrating way more on the girls make up than the actual story line. I would look through magazines and admire all of the make up in them and also drive my mum crazy by the time I would spend in Superdrug looking at make up. 

If you're reading this and thinking hmm so how does this all relate? Well, it does, I promise. 

When I was choosing my A - Level subjects, I was urged not to take Art as 'It wont get you anywhere in life.' Instead I took law, because, well we all know how much solicitors and barristers earn.

I didn't really realise the fault in this until I got to university and started studying law. Now, probably like a lot of you, I'm the kind of girl that is much more interested in what the latest make-up and beauty trends are than what's going on in the world and politics. Now, when you're studying law this isn't exactly ideal. I have absolutely no interest in what equity and trusts actually means and I really don't care what like three different judges think of the same case. It's not for me. I would sit there trying to write assignments and just not care. I didn't have the passion for it that others did, I didn't care to argue why something was the way it was, whatever, who am I to say? Instead I would be sneaking onto Youtube and watching Pixiwoo's make up tutorials and sitting there trying the looks out for myself. 

To get to the whole point of this, what I'm trying to say is, I've always loved make-up and I am horrified that somehow when the question was asked, so what do you want to do in life? I didn't know it was make-up. The reason why I didn't realise, was because I've been influenced so much that It never seemed an option for me, as it isn't typically a huge paying job, well as much as say a barrister. However, since I've realised it apparently can pay pretty well - BUT obviously that's not the point in this post. 

I've posted this video in hope to inspire you. Do what you want in life, do what you love most, don't waste your time being unhappy because it's really not worth it. What am I going to do with a degree in Law when all I want to do is make-up? When I tell people what I actually want to do, they laugh and ask what I seriously want to do. They then ask why are you doing such a hard degree then? So, always do what makes you happy, we all have something that we are passionate about and that we were made to do. Don't worry if you haven't found it yet, you will. I do achieve really good grades in law, but there's no passion and I can't see myself ever having a successful career in law as I just don't have that passion that you need to be successful, which I do for make-up. It's also really clear to me how much better I could be doing if I loved it as much as I love make-up. So, find something you're passionate about and trust me, it'll be so much easier to be successful, in the sense that you absolutely love what you do. When you love what you do, who cares about the money.It's more important to be happy in what you're doing. I am now a strong believer that you will only be successful and live a happy life if you are truly passionate about what you are doing.

To anyone that made it through that long essay, thank you and I hope it meant something to you. Now go out there and follow your dreams, not anyone elses!



Saturday, 13 July 2013

WEDDING OUTFIT


This is the dress that I wore to my boyfriend's mum's wedding, last Saturday and obviously, my boyfriends first appearance on this blog! Hello Jamie! (Who will be reading this because I'll make him)! 

Anyway,It was such a hot day, so I was so glad that I could wear a pretty thin summer dress, I felt so sorry for all the men in their suits and the bride and bridesmaids in their big dresses.

I bought this dress last year, from a store that stocks lots of different designers, but I've just looked up and found the website, so you can have a peek too. The brand is called TFNC London, I don't know what that is but alas. It also offers a unidays student discount, which is always a bonus for us students on a budget! 

I had already worn this dress on holiday last year (yes I was an outfit repeater...((awkward if you haven't watched the Lizzie Mcguire movie)), but it's so pretty that it needed another trip out and it's a great summer dress but a little more formal than your typical day dress, so it seemed a great fit for a summer wedding. The colour scheme of the wedding was the purple that you can see on my boyfriend's tie and the dress has little hints of purple in, so I also stuck my way into the wedding party colour scheme, how cheeky! 


The shoes are from Zara and cost £29.99 I think, which I think is very reasonable for Zara, but Primark and New Look now do really great dupes of them which are obviously quite a bit cheaper. I was originally going to wear nude heels with this dress, as it was a wedding, nude would have been typically more weddingy...but I love these heels and I knew I wouldn't get many other chances to wear them. I wore them for over 6 hours, standing up practically the whole time as well as a trek across the field that surrounded the venue and to a small park... yeah... not your usual wedding actions, but my boyfriend's family members, who are around our age  are very over populated with males and they just don't understand heels! Surprisingly my feet didn't hurt as bad as you would imagine which I was extremely grateful for! I don't know if this is the case for all Zara shoes as these are my only pair. (So far)!


Here is a closer look of the pattern on my dress and just another photo that we had taken on the day. Obviously the naughty little comments of '' will it be you two next'' ...etc  made an appearance, as Jamie and I have actually been together longer than his mum and step dad, which is really surreal.


Are you attending any weddings this year?



Friday, 12 July 2013

SUMMER DAISY NAILS

As the weather has decided to be a bit more like summer as of late, I decided that I wanted to do something with my nails to make them look all nice and summery too! While rummaging through our nail varnish collection, I found this little daisy stickers. I bought these a last year, I think, If not longer ago. There were from Claire's Accessories and cost around £3. All you do is peel them off ans stick them on, as easy as that! As you can see from the photos, some of the stickers don't lay very flat, where the nail curves, however, this doesn't seem to be too much of a problem. They may work better if you cut the daisies off indivually, instead of being lazy and just cutting bigger sections off like I did. 



I decided to use the blue nail varnishes underneath as I think the daises look good against both of the different shades. I used the Barry M Gelly High Shine nail paint in Guava, which is from the newest summer collection and as you can see is a gorgeous bright blue.  It's also super shiny and applies so well. 


 The lighter blue is by Models Own and is the shade Aqua Pro 051. We have a couple of other colours in the same pro range, which are also apparently limited edition. I wasn't at all impressed with the other shades, as the price of these nail varnishes was £8 and for that price I expected them to be better than my normal Barry M favourites, which are under half the price. I found that they chipped really easily and didn't last at all well on the nails. The Models Own Pro range polishes, do look really great at first and apply nicely, just the longevity is terrible, especially considering the price. I only bought this shade as I really liked the colour and it was on offer for £3, which I then didn't mind too much if it chipped fairly easily. 


What are your favourite summer nail art ideas?



Wednesday, 10 July 2013

MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO 24 HR | REVIEW + MAKE-UP IDEA


Maybelline's Colour Tattoo 24 Hr  cream shadows aren't exactly new anymore, however it wasn't until a few weeks ago that they caught my attention. This happened when I was trying to find something in my makeup bag to apply to make my eyeshadow more vibrant, allowing for a much more intense and true representation of the shadows colour. I found MaXfactor's Smoky Eye effect eyeshadow . The cream texture of the shadow almost acted like a primer base, giving the eye the perfect texture for eye shadow staying power! Seeing as I dug this out of the bottom of my bag, you should see it soon in an empties post, and so I came across these Colour Tattoo's that have the same creamy texture I was looking for.  
 

They're easy to apply using Real Techniques stater set, and as the name suggests, they stay on perfectly all day! After reading some other reviews there has been complaints of them staying on a little too long, however I didn't experience this after using a general make-up remover.
At £4.99 each I brought them on Boot's buy one get one half price deal. Regardless of the deal, I think their £4.99 price is extremely good, considering how much product you get and the price of make-up these days!  I soon became addicted. I have to admit I was slightly worried about using the black due to the Tattoo name, however I have found it works great to line and define the eye and will no doubt be buying some more colours soon! 
There is a variation of mattes and more shimmery  colours, which means that all ages and styles can use them, the only downfall I can say, would be the lack of colours here in the UK, after finding some great lighter colours that would highlight well, on the internet available in the USA I can only hope they will make their way here eventually. 
With flash

Above are the colours, Metallic Pomegranate and Pink Gold, that I used to create the make-up look, however I also used MUA's Undress me too palette  on the crease of the eye to add definition and depth to the look. 






Monday, 8 July 2013

LIEBSTER AWARD!


We've now been blogging for just over a month and we've seen a lot of these 'Liebster Awards' floating around, but unfortunately we were never nominated *sob sob.* However, last week we were nominated twice! *yeyyeyeyeyyeey!* 

Huge thank you to Amyloo and Shona for nominating us. (Go check out their amazing blogs)! As we were nominated twice and there's two of us... I bet you can see where this is going... We thought we would each answer one each. Hannah is answering Amyloo's questions and Georgia is answering Shona's. 

Okay, so here are the rules, in case you haven't already seen them 1million times.

Step 1: The nominees answer the 11 questions set by the nominator.
Step 2: Then choose 11 of your favourite blogs with under 200 subscribers to be nominated for the award.
Step 3: Then make up sure own 11 new questions for your nominees to answer 
Step 4: Let your nominees know that they've been nominated.
Step 5: You can't TAG back.

Questions set by Amyloo:


1. What's your favourite type of book in terms of genre and why? 

Hannah: Comedy, I love reading my favourite comedians books I'm currently reading John Richardson's 'It's Not Me it's You' because they're a guaranteed enjoyable, funny read  and always give you a nosy insight into their lives!

2. Do you ship Klaroline from The Vampire Diaries? If not why not? (I don't need to ask why you would ship them, because I think the majority of us know already). ;)

Hannah:  I don't watch Vampire Diaries or even know what 'Klaroline' is or shipping... oh man...Google search it is!

3. McDonalds or KFC? (there's a tricky one for you). 

Hannah: McDonald, hardly ever go to KFC. 

4. Who's your favourite actress/actor and why? (Mines Johnny Depp). 

Hannah:  Hilary Duff, being from the Lizzie Mcguire era I used to watch her all the time and continued following her into her films and now follow her on instagram. She's one of the only 'Disney' teens that can still be a role model with no rehab stints! 

5. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? 

Hannah:  New Zealand I need to tick off seeing The Hobbit set from my bucket list
 
6. Favourite clothing brand and why? (I always love finding out what other people are wearing) 

Hannah:  Ted Baker, I love the prints and style, if only I could afford more ! 

7. What's the one thing you wish you could change about yourself? (your all perfect in my eyes :) ).

Hannah:  Have super fast growing hair, its never long enough!

8. Would you rather play games for endless hours or take a shopping trip in London? 

Hannah:  It depends on who's paying for the shopping trip, but it would be a good workout too so I'd have to choose shopping!
9. Out of all the blogs you follow who's your favourite? (I promise this is not a trick question haha). 

Hannah:  I don't really have a favourite yet, but I really love blogs that you can tell have a lot of effort put into them and talk about the kinds of products I like. 

10. If you could be any superhero who would you be and why? 

Hannah: Cat Woman, I don't know much about superheros but the outfits cool. 

11. Brownies or cookies?

Hannah:Cookies all the way!


Questions set by Shona: 

1. Did you have an inspiration to start blogging? if yes, who?
Georgia: I can't really remember how this all started, but somehow I came across Corrie's blog, from Dizzybrunette3. I loved her blog and was immediately drawn in. Her writing is so personal, friendly and humorous and she seems so sweet in her Youtube videos. So, I guess she was my main inspiration. 

2. If you could travel to one place right now, where would you go?
Georgia: Oh this is tough... If I didn't have to pay, it would probably be the Bahamas, for a nice relaxing and fun holiday. 

3. Favourite flavour of ice cream?
Georgia: Mint choc chip! But I also love chocolate. 

4. Favourite handbag item?
Georgia: Lip balm, I hate having dry lips! 


5. Sun or Snow?
Georgia: Sun for sure! I'd love to move somewhere where it's always lovely and sunny. I like the snow if you've gone skiing but generally it's just a hassle in the UK

6. Favourite type of shoes?
Georgia: I've always loved Mary Janes, but I just love heels in general now.

7. Bold eyes or bold lips?
Georgia: Bold eyes, but bold lips if I'm in a rush. It's so easy to just chuck on some bright lipstick, powder and mascara and you immediately look like you've made an effort. A bold eye is a little more time consuming. 

8. Favourite TV show?
Georgia: One Tree Hill, although it isn't actually on anymore, so probably Kardashians

9. Bath or shower?
Georgia: I hate baths, I always prefer to shower! 

10. Least favourite shop?
Georgia: Hmm...  Any 'home' shops, that sell, homey stuff, like cutlery, bedding... I find them so boring but Hannah loves them. 

11. Favourite colour nail polish?
Georgia: I Love a lot of nail colours, if I had to have a favourite, it would be red as it's so classic and really makes you feel done up. I also love light turquoise, pale pinks, navy and black. 

Our NEW Questions: 

  1. If you were given a free pass to any shop, where you could just take whatever and as much as you wanted and money wasn't involved, which shop would you chose?
  2. Which animals characteristics and traits would you say are closest to yours?
  3. What is your main goal in life, what is it that you most want to happen or to achieve?
  4. Which character would you most like to be, from any TV show or film and why?
  5. If you could go back in time, or forward to the future, to any date where would you go (era, time,event)?
  6. Where is your favourite place in the world?
  7. If you could have any job/career what would it be?
  8. If you had to live off one take away or restaurant every day for the rest of your life, which take away/restaurant would it be?
  9. What is your number one beauty tip?
  10. Why do you blog?
  11. What is your absolute favourite make-up item, that you'd recommend to anyone?
 We Nominate: 
Abi, from 'A Little Abstract'
Ashleigh from 'Beauty and Bits'
Michelle from 'Beauty Beamish'
Bethan from 'BethanyWorrall'
Courtney from 'Courtney Malley'
Louise from 'Lou Lou's Beauty & Fashion Fix'
Bethany from 'Miss Beauty Obsession'
Jodie from 'Mwah Make-up'
Zoe Georgina from 'ZoeGeorgina...Beauty & Fashion'

If you answer our questions, leave the links in the comment section so that we can read what you've put! :)
 

WEDDING GUEST MAKE UP



Hey!

On Saturday I went to my boyfriend's mum's wedding. However, I wasn't just a guest, I was also doing the brides and brides maids make-up. I will be posting some photos of the bride's make-up very soon and chatting about how it went. I'll also post some other wedding photos and my outfit once I get my hands on the wedding photo disc!

Unfortunately my photographer (AKA Hannah), decided she wasn't going to bother doing any close up shots of the eye make-up so this is the best we have. I did my make-up myself and wanted to do something quite... well, natural isn't really the word, but I wanted it to look pretty but not too much or too dramatic as it was a wedding and I think fresh and pretty is the way to go for weddings, rather than dark and too 'in your face.' As I am a make-up lover and aspiring make-up artist, I couldn't just wear minimal make-up, especially for a wedding! So I decided on neutral colours and created a smoky eye.

 I set my alarm for 6.30am to make sure that I had enough time to get ready as I didn't want to be late going over to do the bride and brides maids make-up. Luckily, everything with my hair and make-up went really smoothly and I was really happy with both. Hannah used the Babyliss heated rollers in my hair and I left them in for over an hour and the curls stayed in all day. I wasn't necessarily wanting my hair super curly but it's so flat and thin that any volume was much welcomed. 

 I decided against wearing false lashes as it was going to be a long day, it was boiling hot and my hayfever is still pretty horrible, so they would have definitely just aggravated me.

All products used will be listed after the photos.

 








And the final look, with hair and make-up finished...





Hair

- TIGI Bed Head Style Shots Epic Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
- TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a day Thickening Spray
- L'oreal Heat Styling Spray - Volume 
- Babyliss Heated Rollers 
- L'oreal Elnett Hairspray
- TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream 

Make-up

Face:

- Primer: Benefit Porefessional (cheap dupe here)
- Foundation: MAC Stufio Fix Fluid NW25
- Powder: Rimmel Match Perfection Soft Beige 200 + Rimmel Stay Matte transparent
- Bronzer: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Give Me Sun
- Blusher: Benefit Hervana
- Contour + Highlight: Sleek Face Form Kit in Light (review here)
- Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear NW25 + Maybelline The Eraser (review here)

Eyes: 

- Sleek Ultra Mattes Palette
- Rimmel Gel Eyeliner Black
-  MAC Woodwinked 
- MUA Brow Kit
- Benefit They're Real mascara
- MUA PRO Base Make-up Fixing Spray

Lips:

- LUSH Sugar Scrub (Review here)
- MAC Viva Glam V
- Soap & Glory Sexy mother pucka Lipgloss



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