Saturday, 18 June 2011

let's finish what we started

Today I have a quick face of the day / failed outfit of the day that I meant to post before I left for Berlin! I went out with my Uni friends one weeknight to celebrate my birthday which was on Monday the 13th. I flew off to Berlin early on Saturday morning for a week as a type of celebration and had an absolutely amazing time which I am sure I will post about soon in more detail. I wasn't too keen on having a party for my 21st so instead decided that going away somewhere would be much more up my street! When I went out with my Uni girls we went to TGI's and had a lush meal, although I have to say the cocktails were the highlight for us all; I had one which I cannot find on the menu online and unfortunately I can't remember the name of it! I do know that it was made from both malibu and amaretto which are two of my favourite drinks, although for me nothing beats captain morgan's spiced rum and coke, yummy! Afterwards we went out for a few more drinks and all in all had a lovely girly night!

Here is myself after spending forever on my make-up, I had just had my eyebrows waxed that day so they look especially tidy! The lady who did them wasn't very good though; she managed to put wax far too close to my eyelid for my liking which hurt a lot. I will definitely be finding a new beautician, that is for sure.

I used Revlon Photoready foundation which I love, Benefit boi-ing concelaer, Sleek's contour kit, the blush included in the kit from Two-Faced featured in the post below, Urban Decay's brow box in brown sugar, my Too Faced naked eye palette, l'oreal superliner in black, Too-Faced lash injection mascara and a little bit of l'oreal glam bronze in blonde harmony as I am very pale! Quite a standard look; nothing too daring here! I find it quite hard to play around with colour on my eyelids as I am so pale - I tend to stick to neutrals, browns and bronzes!

Like I said my outfit post failed as my tripod has been eaten up by my loft and is nowhere to be found! Hopefully I can find it soon as I'd love to try an outfit post. All I managed was this close-up which gives a kind of idea as to what I was wearing!

Now that I am home and have recovered from all the epic walking we did, I'm slowly starting to catch up on reading all the posts I missed while I was away; it's amazing what you can miss in a week!! Thanks for reading, I hope everyone is well and that
 you all have a great weekend! xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Too Faced: Look of Love Kit

I was in town doing a little bit of shopping yesterday and making the most of the nice weather! I popped into Boots to pick up a new mascara as my usual favourite Too Faced lash injection mascara was running out. When I got to the Too Faced counter there was a special offer which caught my eye - the too faced look of love kit! I had never seen this kit before so I assume it is a fairly new addition to the Too Faced range which I absolutely adore. The kit contains a full-size lash injection mascara, a full-size shadow insurance eyeshadow primer, a small tube of primed & poreless primer, a full-size lip-gloss, a kabuki brush and a compact containing a mirror, two eyeshadows and a blusher. Priced at £36, I was almost instantly convinced into purchasing it as the contents itself is worth nearly £80 if purchased separately!

From my own experience of this product, and from reading other reviews of this product, the Shadow Insurance does exactly the same job as Urban Decay's popular primer potion! It could even be said that as it is in a tube it is much easier to get the most from the packaging as opposed to Urban Decay's rather problematic packaging that requires the effort of de-potting to the most out of it. This kind of product is what I would say is a must-have, especially if you wear eyeshadow as part of your everyday make-up like I do and want it to last all day long without touch-ups!

As previously mentioned, the lash injection mascara has been my favourite mascara for about 6 months now! It gives my eyelashes amazing length and volume without being clumpy or turning flaky! Admittedly, it does smell quite strong when applying but once applied to the eyelashes there is no smell whatsoever. It usually retails at around £16 so was definitely a great deal as part of this kit, although it does last a very long time.

This lip-gloss in the shade barely legally is possibly a new favourite. It is a gorgeous shade, doesn't feel too sticky and has a slight plumping effect. The plumping effect does leave your lips feeling a little tingly but not sore like some other plumping glosses can feel. If anything, i'd compare it to that pleasant tingle that products containing menthol gives! Apologies for the swatch, I haven't quite gotten used to using my camera for things like that!

The compact was what pushed me to buy this set! The two eyeshadows are gorgeous neutral shades which could be used both for everyday make up or for getting glammed up for evening. The blush looks a little harsh in pictures and in the pan, however, once applied it blends beautifully, although it may not be suited for all skin tones.

As for the face primer, I haven't had a chance to test this out properly but it seems to be of a nice consistency, although the tube supplied in this kit is rather small! To be fair, primer isn't the sort of product I use everyday so I'm not too disappointed!

Overall, this kit is fantastic value-for-money considering all the products it contains, which are all of great quality and that I will definitely be using every day!