Friday, 22 January 2010

Blue Jeans smokey eyes

I really love this face for a dressed up jeans look or a for a party

In case you've not guessed I love playing 'make-up'

Products I Used
MAC Mineralize foundation
Benefit erase paste concealer
MAC MSF Comfy (LE) as bronzer
Clinique Shimmering tones -In the pink as blush
MAC MSF/natural medium dark as bronzer
Estee Lauders Double wear cream shadow -blue velvet
MAC -deep truth, black tied,
Chanel duo -Brun express as highlight/brow filler
Chanel pencil liner -black
Estee lauder black liquid eyeliner
no7 lipliner -nude
MAC lipstick -bombshell

(zits/breakout -models own)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

French Manicure

When I cant decide on what I want on my nails, I go french!

French nails look classic, elegant, smart and sexy all in one
You dont have to use super expensive products either

What I used
Nail Envy base coat
MAC vestral white on tip (LE from HK collection)
Seche Vite top coat

Beauty on a budget dupes
Sally hansens Nail base/any growth formula
Barry M nail paint in white for tips (£3)
Barry M 3in1 basecoat, hardener and topcoat (£3)

Im suggesting Barry-m because their nail paint won Instyle Magazines beauty award for best budget nail polish brand.

you can also buy affordable french manicure kits by

TIP- Always have a french manicure for a job interview
although I cant guarantee you the job but you will definitely look well groomed and polished and it tell the interviewer that you made an effort.

OPI Teeny Bikinis South beach mini collection

These are adorable 3ml bottles of genuine OPI polishes, I love these alot because Im never going to use up my huge collection of 15ml bottles of OPI
the colours are great too -apart from the lightest shade 1 coat is enough
as well as the three colours I got mini sizes of the nail envy, Rapid dry top coat, avoplex oil and chip-skip
(all of which, I do have in the full sizes also)

Im not sure which shade is which because the bottles did not come individually labelled
  • Done out in deco (lilac?)
  • Suzi and the lifeguard (sheer pink?)
  • Overexposed in southbeach (plum?)
Which is your favorite shade of OPI?

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Smokey Green eyes

I love green makeup on medium to darkest skin tones

This is such a simple but effective look -great for party!

Mac face and body foundation in C4 (1 shade darker to give a tanned effect)
MAC paintpot -Moss scape
Mac eye shadow - Humid
MAC eyeshadow -Chamomile
Benefit brow-wow -dark
Benefit -Bad gal liner
Estee lauder -Black liquid liner
MAC mineralize (LE) MSF - Comfy
MAC lipliner -spice
MAC lipglass -light that fire (LE)

What do you think?

Monday, 18 January 2010

My MAC lipstick collection

Mac lipsticks
Surprise me
viva glam 5

My MAC lipstick collection
I love nude-ish colours
neutral colours
my fave finish from MAC is lustre
MAC lipsticks can be drying

I love the lip palette because its a Viva glam
and the cost of all viva glam products goes to Mac aids charity
I feel extra good buying something when I know that the cost includes helping those in need
and the viva glam colours in this palette are fab too.

I went on the street to try and get the best true-colours for you -lol

top to bottom
Surprise me
Viva glam v 5

let me know if you decide to get any of these

Raspcherry x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

My very mini The balm haul

Pictured with a standard sized lipstick
(Chanel Aqualumiere)
just to give you all an idea of how small this set is

These are the 3 lip products I used in my The balm lips
pictured with the infamous 'Hot Mama'
this teeny tiny compact will stay in my bag

Hot mama is such a pretty pinky peachy-corally shimmery
pressed powder for eyes and cheeks
Similar to MACs 'expensive pink or Nars Orgasm blush

The little bag is soo cute and adorable
such a pleasant surprise
as I was not expecting the little purse

This is how it arrived

Cargo essential eye palette -quick rave review

I absolutely love this eye palette and its definitely named correctly.
It really is essential!
you dont need a neutral MAC 15 pan pro palette
as this has your essential colours
there are 4 colours and each colour has its use indented into it
perfect for the less confident also
and it will last you for ages as each colour is 4g of eyeshadow
the shadows have the following labels -
  1. Browbone
  2. Lid
  3. Crease
  4. Outer Corner
the outer corner colour also doubles up as a liner and eyebrow shade also
Unfortunately I already spent alot to have a neutral MAC pro 15 pan palette which Ive had since before I had this cargo palette

All in all girls, I definitely recommend it coz I love it!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Mac Warm and Cozy nail lacquers

MAC nail lacquer in 'blissed out'
a really pretty nude for me as its the same colour as my natural nail bed

MAC nail lacquer in 'Dim the lights'
Ohh my god this colour reminds me of galaxy chocolate
its a rich chocolate brown
like rich chocolate desserts and sauces -love it!
Plus you ca tell a mile off that my nails are done
and it goes with my current fave bag!

FOTD easy peasy arabic cut crease purple eye look

Really pretty purple eyes with pink cheek and pink lip

This is a really fun look inspired by the infamous arabic cut crease eye look

This look can easily be achieved with high street products

Breakdown of products used for this look
Rimmel london lasting finish foundation in soft beige no-200
MAC paintpot in Bare study
Cargo essential palette -A all over (any skin colour eyeshadow)
Cargo essential palette -D in brows (use your own brow product)
similar to mac yoghurt, bamboo, brule etc
Bourjois liner pinceau (1 of my fave liquid eyeliners)
Benefit bad gal liner -waterproof on lower inner rim (any black eyeliner)
MAC Hello kitty quad in lucky tom in crease (any bluey purple eyeshadow)
Smashbox halo glow (any bronzer)
MAC HK Tippy blush (any pink blush)
no7 nude lipliner
Maybelline color sensation lipstick in pink hurricane no-165

I hope you all like this
Raspcherry x

Friday, 15 January 2010

Swatches from MAC warm and cozy

Some swatches for you and my thoughts and opinions

eww dry winter skin -sorry!
this is the 'blissed out LE' lacquer that sold out immediately
its a cream formula which in MAC terms means a full-bodied colour
not sheer, not shimmery
the quality is good it dries reasonably well coverage is ok although you will get streaks if you are not careful!

this colour turned out to be the exact same as my skin colour -unless you pay attention to my nails you might not notice that Im wearing anything on my nails.

Swatches of all four Warm and cozy lipglass's

my faves are
-Light that fire - warm corally very shimmery colour
-3N -very similar to my pout gorgeous girl used in one of my smokey celeb face of the day pics

the other two colours

Feeling dreamy -replaces my baby sparks dazzleglass that disappeared
2N -another dupe for one of my pout lipglosses i think its called 'it girl'

MAC amplified lipstick in Warm me up LE
from warm and cozy collection
this is my first ever amplified lipstick from MAC
its a neutral colour very nude
and is a thick creamy but dry formula but not quite matte
kind of velvet

MAC Warm and Cozy Jan 2010 collection

Warm and cozy collection Items in the delivery box
opened products were purchased in store before hand

I am such a neutral makeup person
I already have loads of neutral products
but I was so much in love with this collection
I had to have it all
well . . nearly all of it
I purchased 16 out of 26 items
my biggest purchase since the MAC Hello Kitty Collection
there are so many collections I didnt even touch!

Products pictured
  1. MSF -Comfort
  2. MSF -By Candlelight
  3. Eyeshadow pot in -Chamomile
  4. Shadestick in -Warm and Cozy
  5. Shadestick in -Relaxed
  6. Shadestick in-Cuddle
  7. Shadestick in -Nurture
  8. Nail lacquer in -Blissed out
  9. Nail lacquer in -Dim the Lights
  10. TLC in -Feelin good
  11. TLC in -Close for comfort
  12. Lipstick/amplified in -Warm me up
  13. Lipglass in -Light that fire
  14. Lipglass in -3N
  15. Lipglass in -Feeling Dreamy
  16. Lipglass in-2N

Id love to know what you have bought from this collection as it is definitely my favourite yet!

Raspcherry x

MAC MSF and MSF natural

MAC MSF comparison

MAC MSF-natural is just a finishing powder from the MAC Mineralize range

MAC MSF - is a super shimmery powder to use on cheeks and anywhere else you require a highlight
I purchased my MSF in Shimpagne as part of the Exclusives collection with MAC mineralize blush in -Nuance
and MAC mineralize shadow duo in -Play on plums

My MAC MSF natural is in a really really dark colour for me- its 3 shades darker
Im a NC25 so that makes me the medium and Im using medium dark -I use my MSF/N for bronzing and contouring as well as all over for a tanned look.

The Balm lips

The glosses are pictured in the order that I used them and are listed below

the balm stainiac -beauty queen
the balm plump your pucker -cocoa my coconut (coconut flavour)
the balm balm shelter tinted gloss spf17 -girls best friend (strawberry flavour)

Im using a tiny dab of 3 the balm lip products
in the following order-
  1. the balm stainiac -beauty queen
  2. the balm plump your pucker -cocoa my coconut (coconut flavour)
  3. the balm balm shelter tinted gloss spf17 -girls best friend (strawberry flavour)

Thursday, 14 January 2010

L'oreal Glam shine 6hr lipgloss

I swatched every-one of these glam shine lip glosses
They are such pretty glosses

and bought these. . . . . . .

. . . . . for now! lol

FOTD:- Kim Kardashian inspired smokey look

Hey sweety's I hope you enjoy the makeup ignore the big bggy boyfriend jumper as you can see the snow behind me you'll understand how cold it is here.
I think its about 8am in the pic -lol
I'm always scared of looking garish so I never wear a heavy look as I dont have the face to carry it off.

L'oreal studio face primer used on face and dabbed on eyes
L'oreal Infallible foundation -beige
L'oreal True match powder-beige
L'oreal touche Magic concealer/highlighter
Nars laguna bronzer
Nars Orgasm blush
L'oreal ltd ed liquid liner silver/grey as eye base
L'oreal carbon black liquid eyeliner
Mac grey eyeshadows - 1 from each of the 2 fafi quads.
I then pressed over them with the shimmery grey from the hello kitty quad.
MAC softsparkle black eyeliner (I luv luv luv this)
MAC Bombshell Lipstick (a fave of and used by kim kardashian)
MAC gel eyeliner in blitz and glitz
Estee Lauder lash primer
MAC zoom lash mascara

I really hope youl all like this look as much as I do
Im such a baby, I love playing dress up and creating all sorts of looks with my makeup.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

120 eyeshadow palette

120 Palette from EBAY

I bouhgt this palette because I was looking for an affordable product that held every colour in one place.

It arraived fairly quickly

The colours are all gorgeous and very pigmented and soft

One shadow arrived totally smashed and another partially smashed -sods law that they were pretty colours, but dont worry, I did not let them go to waste I pressed them back in.

I definitely rate this palette very highly -I got what I wanted. :)


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

FOTD Smokey eyes : Priyanka Chopra ;Dostana

Priyanka Chopra from dostana

Requested Look : Priyanka Chopra from Dostana

Products used:-
Benefit you rebel -lite. tinted moisturiser
Benefit 'Hello flawless'powder foundation -Beige
Benefit lemon aid eye primer
Benefit cream shadow liner skinny jeans / strut / RSVP
Benefit 'Smokin eyes kit'
Benefit 'Brow Zings'
Benefit boing-medium
Benefit erase paste -medium
Benefit Hoola bronzer
Benefit Dallas Blush
Benefit thhrob highlighter
Benefit Bad Gal liner
Max factor false lash effect mascara
Benefit lipstick 'um um uh'
Pout nude lipgloss in 'gorgeous girl'


Raspcherry xXx

MAC Super Duper Natural Mineralize blush Xmas 2009

This is the first time that I have ever been tempted to buy a MAC Mineralize blush.

swatch of MAC Mineralize blush in Super Duper Natural
from 2009 holiday collection
I think it's called Magic Myth and Mirth

Im so glad I bought this it is such a pretty colour and really compliments my skin-tone.

unfortunately it is LTD ed so if you have missed it you have missed out :(

Monday, 11 January 2010

Palmers Cocoa butter formulas

This is such a fantastic lotion it costs less than £5, for some people can be used on face and body for other people Id sggest you use this as a body formula. Its suitable for all skins, you would just have to adjust application according to your skin type if like me you are a dry skin diva then you can use this all over, if you are not a dry skin diva then you can use a lighter application all over or you can focus on your dry bits such as knees, elbows, feet and hands etc

If you like the smell of chocolates then you'll like this as it is chocolate scented and you will smell sweet.

It contains cocoa butter which is infamous for relieving dryness, recovering slackened and stretch marked and discoloured damaged skin with regular use.

Raspcherry xXx

The love of my life -Liquid eye liners

Some of the Liquid eyliners I use, Recommend, and Repeat purchase.

Rimmel -very thin brush for a thin line -used by celeb MUA's.

Bourjois-my oldest friend - I have been repeat purchasing this since I was at school it has a thin to medium brush.

L'oreal - this has a long felt tipped brush and is similar to Lancomes liquid eyeliner.

Clinique- felt tipped pen applicator for a good steady thick line.

Estee lauder -new formula -very long lasting similar applicator to clinique.

Laura geller - brush applicator in double ended tube offering choice of green and grey.

MAC -nice brush, thick formula in various colour, its like when you stand in dog-shit and you can never quite get it all of your shoes.-trust!

Gosh - Cheap high street dupe of the above Mac liquidlast -doesnt come off.

others I purchase inc -Chanel, Lancome, YSL, not too keen on Diors.

I hope this helped you all.

Raspcherry X

REVIEW: revlon nude glosses and lipsticks

REVLON 505 / 359 /04

After all the raves Ive heard about L'oreal I decided to stop by the Revlon stand whilst it was on its buy 2 get 3rd free.
I really wanted to try the nude colours - the first gloss in the picture was used on Jessica alba on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.

-The Colorstay Mineral lipglaze 505 has a slight sweet orange taste and is the prettiest nude colour with delicate shimmer and is pleasant to use.

-The lipstick 359 is called Naturally Nude but is a wearable orange colour -not something Id use when I want a nude colour lip.

-The Super lustrous lipgloss 04 is a pretty light peachy corally colour, its quite sheer. Over all its an OK gloss.

I have also tried, the Colorstay foundation, Colorstay pressed compact Powder, Colorstay lipliner, and Nail polishes which I will be posting my opinion on soon.

Raspcherry X

L'oreal Color Riche Lipsticks

Pretty peach (left) shiny grapefruit (right)

These lipsticks are super soft, super shiny , they are like a lipgloss in a stick, so if you have been avoiding lipsticks because you are a lipgloss lover and you hate standard lipsticks try these.
I think they retail at about £8 each.
So they are very affordable compared to many lipsticks out there although they are not the cheapest, but, Id say its money well spent as the quality is very good.

Im tempted to get every colour in the range as the quality really is that good and the colours are so so pretty. They taste of 'lipstick' lol.

If I could only have one colour Id choose 'pretty peach' I wish my YSL rouge Volupte was as pretty a colour.

The best selling shade is 'shiny grapefruit' a pinky mauve colour.

Let me know if you get any of these.

Raspcherry X