Thursday, 17 November 2011

My daily make up

I've been reading so many beauty blogs recently it's ridiculous! One blogger (when I remember who it was I will link here) did an interesting post where she worked out how much her daily face was worth, so I decided to have a look at my everyday essentials and how much my 'daily face' costs me...
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Face:
Bobbi brown colour corrector (in Bisque) - £15
MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation (in NC20) - £18
No7 Smoothing and brightening eye base - £7.75
HD Brow Palette (in Foxy) - £19.95 rrp 
Revlon Photo Ready Powder (in 020 Light/Medium) - £11.29
BeneTint - £22

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Eyes:
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes in extra black - £11.29
L'Oreal Telescopic (Waterproof) - £11.29
Rimmel Eyeliner in Black Magic - £3
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in black glamour - £5.29
Natural Collection white eyeliner - £1.99

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Lips:
Cocoa Butter Vaseline - £1.99
17 Lipstick in Cashmere Blush - £4.29

Now if I do some quick mental maths and tot everything up (lol jks using a calculator)...*le calculates everything*...£123.04! Bugger me with a fish fork that's a lot of money!!

But if we take into consideration that my HD Brow Palette came with a GlossyBox so is worth about £3.50, the Benetint is sample sized and was free with a magazine so that's worth about £1 and the Revlon Powder my Mum bought me; so the new total would be...£84.30

Still that is, as the French say, une crapload of money. This is what my daily make up looks like:
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Albeit normally I forgo foundation and liquid eyeliner because I don't have the time, and frankly can't be arsed! Is your daily 'face' worth a lot? xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Help I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

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Top - Topshop - Skirt - New Look  - Shoes - New Look - Hair band - Pound shop
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Face: Stila Eyeliner in Moray, Maybelline define a liner liquid liner (which is crap, have thrown it away now), Max Factor lip tint 04

I really struggle to work out what to wear with midi skirts, I have a coral one as well (which my friend specifically said she would burn as she hates pleats) but I've hardly ever worn them, without heels they make me feel too formal for some reason! Also today...I bought a hat!
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I worked at the vintage shop for the first time...and no one bought anything. Seriously. So I used the time to do my Japanese homework and draw pictures of mermaids:
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Watching the new POTC film reawakened my obsession

Anyway back to the hat, I saw this lurking and I really wanted a floppy hat and I think the cut out pattern in the brim is a pretty variation on the high street ones - so instead of getting my wages I just asked the owner if I could have the hat instead. I quite like to think that I'll have a collection of hats by the end of my gap yah that makes me nearly as cool as Bebe Zeva. The title of the post is from a Metric song, they wrote the music for the Clash at Demonhead in Scott Pilgrim vs The World - I love them! xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

He can't rewrite the aggro of my furied heart

The first outfit post in an age, I think I was well on the way to solely becoming a beauty blogger! 
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Aviator Jacket - Topshop via Ebay - Top - Primark - Leggings - Ebay - Boots - Ebay - Bag - Vintage
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I love these leggings, I got them as a cheapo version of the Motel Jordan jean as frankly I don't have the money to buy them and I prefer leggings at the moment anyway! I wish I could get more use out of this bag too, but the strap is horrifically long (the bag comes down to my knees) and I can't see a way to permanently shorten the strap, at the moment I just knot it so it's shorter but it looks lumpy at stupid :/
In other news I got a weekend job in a family friend's vintage shop - by myself! So its just going to be me, in the shop, on my own *gulp* There's no till either (it's that much of a small shop) so I've had to dig out my calculator so I don't short change/massively over change people with my terrible mental maths! But I'm excited about what I should wear, the shop has a sort of pin up 50's imagery so I'm thinking red lippy, black eyeliner etc. Plus I'm being paid more than the pittance I get for temping - yay! xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Beauty Box

I was recently at my best friend's house, and when she did her make up she pulled out what looks like a giant DIY toolbox. But it was actually one of those giant make up cases that make up artists use...
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I decided to get one myself from ebay here and I'm really pleased with it. Normally my make up storage looked like this:
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Packed away in lots of different make up bags meant I had to rummage through everything to find the bag with eyeshadow or lipgloss in, but now everything is in one place!
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Check out my craft skillz in creating a divider for the bottom section above, nothing sellotape and a bit of cardboard can't solve heh heh
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This is my make up collection, not including my nail polish or everyday shiz, and I'm tempted now to buy another beauty box just to put my false eyelashes and make up palettes in as they didn't fit! I now can't decide whether I have way too much make up or not enough now...how do you store your make up? xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Revlon Facets of Fuschia Review

I bought this after seeing it on Fleur's blog and I wasn't dissapointed! Apparently its a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Gaga inspired shade 'Bad Romance' which I wanted because, well I will buy anything associated with the Gaga, but as far as my googling investigations have discovered it's sehr expensive and only available in the US - thus this Revlon one was a better alternative! And after comparing swatches of Bad Romance/Facets of Fuschia online, I think FOF is prettier anyway.
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I added this silver glitter polish I bought from a pound shop as a topcoat - weirdly enough its amazing at preventing polish from chipping considering it was only £1!
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I'm a big fan of Revlon nail polishes, I think they are definitely the best for their longetivity, for example guess how old this nail polish is?
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22 years old - and it still works! My mum bought it on her honeymoon all those years ago and it's still an awesome polish. Do you guys have a fav nail polish brand? xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

† Halloween †

Haven't posted for a ridiculously long time - again! I went to visit my boyfriend at uni for the weekend and then went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with my bestie. I bought an Ann Summer's maid outfit (don't judge me, twas the cheapest maid costume on ebay) and then wore it twice albeit with variation...
First of all I was a dead maid (maid costume + plus a lot of fake blood):
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My boyfriend was a pig...in a suit
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And a close up of my make up, the fake blood felt disgusting, after it dried I could feel it cracking every time I smiled.
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...and then I was Magenta from the Rocky Horror show (and my bestie was Columbia, with a hat made out of a flowerpot XD)
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And a close up of the Magenta make up! I'm pleased with how the make up turned out, I actually managed to get my falsies to stay on (although this was taken at the end of the night and one of the bottom lashes is making a bid for freedom). I had to backbrush my hair to get it as big as Magenta's and detangling it the next day was sehr painful, my hair is so thick it took forever to brush it out, and now my scalp hurts like a bitch. Do not recommend backbrushing at entire head of hair!! What did you guys do for Halloween? xx

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