Sunday, 9 January 2011

bobbi brown pretty powerful collection launch

1 collection 2 palettes 
1 called pretty 1 called powerful 
pretty palette is all about the girl who prefers a subtle look 
powerful palette is all about the girl who likes a more dramatic look
both palettes are still wearable day or night 
I like the outer casing of pink and black
the pretty palette is black writing on pink
and the powerful palette is pink writing on black 
-very feminine, chic and smart!

They say :-

 Pretty Face Palette
Healthy, natural makeup doesn't mean nude or washed out. Case in point: the Pretty Palette. Filled with four beautifully wearable soft pinks and browns for eyes, this versatile palette lets you go anywhere from almost bare to glam and smoky-always with a romantic edge. Pretty Pink blush and a shot of bright pink for lips complete the look with a pretty pop of colour. Ideal for fair to medium complexions.
Shades featured:
Ivory Eye Shadow, Pink Chiffon Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Pink Flannel Eye Shadow & Chocolate Caviar Eye Shadow
Pretty Pink Blush
Soiree Pink Glitter Lip Gloss, Bubble Bath Lip Gloss & Sandwash Pink Lip Color

They say :-

Powerful Face Palette

Healthy, natural makeup doesn't mean nude or washed out. Case in point: the Powerful Palette. Filled with four beautifully wearable soft pinks and browns for eyes, this versatile palette lets you go anywhere from almost bare to glam and smoky-always with a romantic edge.  Plum blush and a shot of bright pink for lips complete the look with a pretty pop of colour. Ideal for medium and deep complexions.
Shades featured:
Navajo Eye Shadow, Burnished Rose Eye Shadow, Rose Gold Shimmer Eye Shadow & Chocolate Caviar Eye Shadow
Plum Blush
Pink Pudding Lip Gloss, Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss & Powerful Pink Lip Color

Pictures and descriptions from bobbi brown

Bobbi brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12

NEW Launch Bobbi brown compact powder foundation

Introducing Bobbi's most natural-looking foundation yet. Creamy and soft to the touch yet light and airy, this buildable powder formula can be applied wet or dry. Reflective pigments optically diffuse skin imperfections, minimising the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless, even glow.

For following desired results apply as following -
For high coverage smooth it on with a damp sponge.
For medium coverage apply it with a puff or dry sponge.
For sheer coverage dust it on with a powder brush.

I will do a follow up of this soon, as the stupid system is stuck on underlining and its not allowing me to cancel it !!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Haul:- MAC Cham pale and mickey contractor

Sorry to say that I have been really bad at sharing my beauty purchases with you all. 
I know its a favourite type of post for many!

I have yet to share with you my Venemous villains purchases as well as my holiday collection purchases 
and ALOT of non MAC stuffys as well including too faced, Urban decay, Chanel, YSL, Dior and all of that!

I promise to do this shortly

So the new collections of Cham pale and Mickey contractor launched at Debenhms today so I obviously had to be there 1st day (im often the 1st to swatch fresh products -the feeling of it is like the sweet smell of freshly baked bread!)

But sorry to say my review is often the last to go up :(

I had kind of researched what I thought I wanted but often these items are different in reality and other products present themselves better.

I am the queen of neutral and cham pale screams out neutral, but I really went over bored on warm and cozy collection and ive still not even touched some of those items.

I am going to think about whether 'I need' any of the other items as this year I dont want to spend as much money on makeup as my collection is so big its about 40 drawers including skincare and toiletries.

I was not going to miss out on the 2 eyeliners being
MAC khol in I get no kick
MAC khol power in feline
both limited edition from the cham pale collection

Im surprised that feline was not in the previous fabulous felines collection as the name suits and also not in the hello kitty collection again because of the name -ahh well whats in a name?

I also thought I was going to get the oomph shadow from mickey contractor collection and i still might but Rani really spoke out to me it was my 2nd eyeshadow choice but I never thought I would leave oomph for Rani, but Rani is so me, its pink, its pigmented, its a frost so its shimmery and basically that shouts out my requirements for a shadow (although all of my shadows dont have to be pink)

I have had my eyes on dainty mineralize blush for ages now but its been sold out on the UK mac website but it had been sold out for ages so I picked it up in debenhams.

One word ( . . . or a few) on the Mickey contractor collection if you are asian/olive skintoned seriously check it out, this guy seems to know his stuff, the range is gorgeous and compliments asian skintones.
I feel like Ive had a nice chocolate I have the urge to go back to get more.

The stylishly yours collection was not in store so I was really upset about that so Ill have to make purchases online!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

FOTD featuring too faced naked palette

Its not a secret I love love love palettes
you get more choice in one place 
and as a girl constantly on the go I hate faddling with lids for individual products 
which is one reason why I love mac shadows I really appreciate the flip top packaging 
there are quite a few palettes Im loving right now 
one of them is the too faced naked palette 
I seem to be using this and the natural palette more than the Urban decay naked palette which I would never have thought, but this is how its worked out. 

Products used
philosophy supernatural foundation in beige
Clinique all about eyes concealer 
Bare escentuals foudation in beige 
Mac blush in Eversun from style warriors collection
mac paintpot barestudy lashes to brows
all shadows from too faced palette unless otherwise stated
  pink cheeks on browbone
  in the buff as highlight
like a virgin in the crease 
lap dance all over lid 
unmentionables on outer crease 
stiletto to set eyeliner on upper and lower lashline
Loreal liquid liner in carbon black
Mac brun shadow in brows
Loreal lash primer 
Mac zoom lash mascara

Mac viva glam gaga lipstick
and mac 3n lipglass -just a dab and then blended out

Favourite accessory of 2010

This is a really important watch for me 
I bought it as a gift for myself from my children 
when I had my daughter now aged 2
this watch has been on my wrist at all times throughout the year and has not really left my wrist for long 
through the year 

This watch is available from Debenhams for £120

I absolutely love it, its by Guess from the marciano collection, it goes perfectly with my complete wardrobe as  its gold toned and crystals all around the face and each number of the clock has a mark so you can actually use it to tell the time !
the watch is amazing quality wise, I havent even had to change the battery yet, its gold plated which is amazing for me as I have sensitive skin and can only wear gold jewellery or in some cases high quality silver or platinum.
I hate designer watches for the reason that they are less of a time piece and more of a piece of jewellery
for me this is both and the added bonus is that it has sentimental value as its from the time I had bubby.

FOTD:- happy new year 2011

I want to wish you all the best of luck for the year ahead and I wanted to thank my local subscribers for all of your support
its because of you that im motivated to continue to blog.

Im just spending new years day at home with the people that matter most 
-My kids!
Spending the day playing with the kids as well as the usuals of cleaning and cooking I baked some home made triple chocolate muffins with chocolate chunks 
as well as vegetable pulao and samosas for dinner

Heres a pic of all the products I used for todays look 

All just in trackies and trainers but that doesnt stop me from putting on a fabulous face 


Philosophy supernatural foundation in beige 
Clinique all about eyes concealer under eyes, as eye base (forgot paintpot today) and a few dabs on face where needed.
Mac lilicent cream blush on cheeks

Laura geller shadow duo in smoke 
darker colour in crease, outer V, and lower lash line, lighter colour all over lid.
no7 shadow in cream as highlight on brow bone 
Mac brun shadow to fill in brows
Smasbox liner in smoke on lower lashline and inner rim
Loreal liquid eyeliner in carbon black on upper and lower lashline 
Loreal lash primer (upper lashes only) 
followed by mac zoom lash mascara (upper and lower lashes)

Gosh darling lipstick
followed by mac 3n lipgloss 
(im gonna use this alot right now coz I wanna use it up for back to mac for some reason this gloss smells/tastes chemically -which I hate)

No powder etc hence the dewy glow!

I hope you like this look