Friday, 16 April 2010

My Beauty Idol

My Beauty Idol is the Magnificent Marilyn Monroe. For me, she was the epitome of beauty, gorgeousness personified as a busty blonde American film star.

Today i feel like sharing some of my favourite quotes from her, so please enjoy.

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.

If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.

I just want to be wonderful.

And my all time favourite.

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.

Magic Wands

Mascara. The absolute staple of most women’s make up bags. The one cosmetic that most women would want to go without the least. The item of make up that if you were totally bare faced and about to meet Gerard Butler but didn’t have time to put your face on, that you would choose to slap on first (don’t lie I know it is! And when I met him it was the first thing I re-applied!!)

Mascara can make a look. You can go from flat to fab in a few strokes of a mascara brush wand! Its no wonder they call it a ‘wand’ as what good mascara can do for your look and your eyes is nothing short of magic!

For years and years I’ve been totally loyal and faithful to Max Factor More Lashes. I loved this product and never used any other mascara. It didn’t have too much product on the brush, it didn’t make my eyelashes clumpy and I was forever being asked what mascara I used. For some reason Max Factor discontinued this in 2008 and I was devastated!

My eyelashes have never been the same * sob * until I bought Diors DiorShow, Backstage Make up Mascara.

‘’Inspired by the runway and behind-the-scenes tricks, DiorShow Mascara gives lashes a triple-shot of glamour, leaving them luxuriously thick, lengthened and curved to the max. Its easy-to-use XXL brush is generously curved for maximum coverage, while its logo-stamped silver packaging makes it a fashion must-have for every handbag!’’

Dior does not lie! I was slightly daunted by the massive brush that was revealed when I took it out of the mascara, but this product is amazing! It provides just the right amount of product and the long fat brush means that even your tiny eyelashes in the corner of your eyes get reached, leaving long, thick eyelashes with not a clump in sight.

Its not cheap, retailing at around £25- but if your lashes are less Va Va Voom and more Blah Blah Blah then it really is worth the investment.

Phloof! And as if by magic!

Let me make something clear, I LOVE MAC. I love the way their cosmetics look, the way they are packaged and the way they make me feel when they are on my skin!

Given my love for their products, it surprised me that it was only very recently that i came across one of my now FAVOURITE Mac eye shadows called Phloof.

I'm getting married in August and after a disastrous make up trial have decided to do my own make up on the big day. I’ve been looking for a gorgeous yet subtle colour that will give my eyes a bit of a shimmer and will work well with other shades to allow me to blend the colours together to create my perfect look. Phloof is amazing for this!

Using an ordinary eye shadow brush i dusted it across my eyelids and up and under my eyebrow. It creates a beautiful and subtle pinky colour which I’ve found works really well as a highlighter too when dusted above your cheek bones and under your eyebrow. This makes this product even more of a gem as it works as a two in one and id say it is just as good as Benefit's High Beam

I've been blending it with dark coffee and toffee colours to try and create my Wedding Day look, but it could be used alone or wioth a multitude of different colours as it is so versitile!

The colour lasts all day and didnt need to be topped up. I love love love it and couldn't recommend it more highly!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bright Eyes, Burning like fire ( I hope not! )

I’ve been umming and aahing for weeks about whether or not to actually try this product out. I’m not a massive fan of eye creams, serums or products- namely because most of them don’t work and are hugely over priced!

When i saw the New Garnier Eye Roll-On for offer in the shops over the weekend i gave in and bought it. Like a lot of people im a sucker for fancy advertising campaigns and 'revolutionary' new beauty products, and despite my reservations was actually quite excited to try this product out!

It is pretty much fragrance free and just the right amount of liquid is dispensed with the rolling action. It is a pleasant, cooling sensation and the liquid is neither too gunky nor too runny that it drips down your face!

It soaked into my skin within about a minute and although I still had my big old bags which only industrial strength concealer can hide, the puffiness I get of a morning was actually much better!

Ive got to be honest, I thought caffeine acted as a stimulant when ingested, I didn’t realise that by putting it on your face it would be able to appear more awake too, but it seems those guys at Garnier have produced another fab product!
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