Sunday, 28 October 2012

Win My Jumper!

Jumper: Glamorous

With Winter now in full swing, I'm definitely making sure my wardrobe is topped up with jumpers galore, and the thicker and warmer the better! So, if you love my paisley jumper just as much as I do, here's how you can win one for yourself!

Don't fancy the jumper? Well you can pick from a whole list of items from Glamorous! Here are some of my favorite treats from the bunch!

What else can I win? Have a click through the links and see what takes your fancy! Paisley Black and White Jumper, White Cotton Sleeveless Shirt with Matte Sequin Collar, Cross Embellished Top, Blue with Black Lace Skater Dress, Grey with Blue Tie Dye Vest with detail Leather and Studs (in 'rust'), Beige with Black Bow Front Top, Tie Dye Dipped Hem Studded Tunic (in 'rust'), Stone and Black Bodycon Dress, Blue Diamond Print Dress, Harlequin Diamond Sequin Dress, Black Skull Print Grey Vest, Charcoal Disco Pants, Navy and Orange Tie Dye Midi Dress, Anne Dress in Wine Tribal Print with Gold Belt, Studded Collar Black Sleeveless Blouse or the Studded Cut Out Shoulder Charcoal Sweater! a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway ends on Halloween (aka Wednesday 31st October), so get your entries in now! 
Please remember, this giveaway is to win an item from the list above, not any chosen item from the entire Glamorous collection.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

My Daily Make Up 2

Base: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in True Ivory, Applied with: Real Techniques Buffing Brush, Collection 2000 Cover Up Stick in Light Translucent, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Powder in Light, MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 1.
Contour: MUA Bronzer in Shade 2, Applied with: Real Techniques Contour Brush.
Blush: MUA Blusher in Shade 2, Applied with: The Body Shop Blusher Brush.
Eyebrows: 17 Sculpting Pencil in Natural Brown.
Eyes: Collection 2000 Extreme Felt Tip Eye Liner in Black, Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner in Black, The Body Shop Big and Curvy Mascara, Rimmel Lash Accelerator MascaraLips: Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 101.

So, this is my updated daily make up routine. You may or may not have seen my last one (here), but not too much has changed since then. Now that I'm working full time I like to keep my eye make up simple, but still noticeable. Not one for that 'barely there' look, Collection 2000's Felt Tip eyeliner is a real lifesaver in the mornings, with its thick nib making for extremely easy application.

I want to make a special shout out in this post to my new favorite day to day lippy - Rimmel's Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in the shade 101. It a wonderfully sweetly scented, soft matte lipstick in a warm pink/nude shade with plum undertones. I'm really impressed with how non-drying it is for a matte lipstick and would definitely recommend to even girls who suffer with dry lips like myself (just make sure you put plenty of lip balm on first).

Sunday, 14 October 2012

How I Fill In My Eyebrows

17 Brow Sculpting Pencil: Boots

I put this video together earlier in the week on how I fill in my brows. Its literally the simplest thing so I thought I'd give you guys a little step by step. I absolutely love filling in my brows, I love the look it creates - I suppose it just gives my make up look more of a finished feel.

Anyway, hope the video is easy to follow and it helps those of you out that have been umming and erring over your brows!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder

Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder in Matte Ivory

I don't buy high end make up usually, but when I do I make sure it's something I'm going to get a lot of use out of. As most girls can probably relate to, I love my skin to look mattified and flawless for as long as it possibly can, so when I discovered Clinique's Superpowder I had to invest.

It's a full coverage powder, that works well over foundation and stays in place for a considerable amount of time. I use it primarily for nights out when I know there's going to be lots of photos and want my make up to last without constant reapplication - and this is exactly what it does. The colour blends beautifully with my foundation and doesn't take a lot to work into your skin. The mattified finish is exactly the look that I long for, leaving me believing that sometimes it's worth paying more for a quality product that is going to do exactly what you ask of it.

It holds my make up in place beautifully, leaving me still looking completely intact even by the end of the night! Would 100% recommend for girls who have ongoing problems with an oily completion. Has anyone else tried Clinique's Superpowder Double Face? Or do you recommend any other brands for a decent mattifying effect?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Enrapture Totem: How I Styled My Hair For LFWnd

Enrapture Encode Totem Curler: Amazon

I received lots of lovely comments on my hair and questions on how I styled it after I posted about my London Fashion Weekend experience. I was so grateful for all your lovely words so thought I would put a video together to show you just how easy it is to do!

I got the Enrapture Totem Curlers from my boyfriend for my birthday and they are a seriously impressive styling tool. I really recommend for easy curling with satisfying effects. However, word of warning! My first pair actually made a loud bang, tripped the electrics in my house and stopped working, so I would definitely recommend plugging these babys directly into a mains socket, rather than an extension plug (as I did on my first use). 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, apologies for not updating my YouTube channel for so many months! Stay tuned for some more videos to follow within the next couple of weeks!!