Thursday, 26 July 2012

July Favourites

I know it's a little early for my July Favourites but I'm going on holiday tomorrow so I won't be blogging for two weeks but I promise I will blog as soon as I come back.

I don't have many favourites this month because I've been saving I haven't bought much so I've been using products I already have.

Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades- Way to Glow, it's very shimmery and gives you a nice glow, you can use them individual or swirl them all together, it's good as it will be suitable for all skin tones because of the darker shades.

Sleek Face Contour Kit- Light, I've got back into the routine of contouring my face, it's perfect as it's a matte bronzer, perfect shade for me and it has a highlight in it, there is three shades light, medium and dark so suitable for everyone.

Technic High Lights- It's a dupe for the Benefit Moon Beam and its a lot cheaper, it's a nice highlight, it's pinky- champagne colour and long lasting.

MUA's Undressed- I absolutely love this I have used it constantly since buying it, you can create a variety of looks, perfect for day and night, it's cheap and a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, it has matte and shimmery shades.

Natural Collection Lipstick-Coral Shimmer it's quite light so I wore it with a smokey eye, its perfect for everyday and if you don't want a bright coral I recommend this and it's cheap and slightly moisturising.

Rimmel London-Kate Moss-05 Lipstick- It's a dark pink, I absolutely love this shade, I really like the Kate Moss lipsticks-there is a variety of colours, very pigmented and it's long lasting.

Avon Moisture Seduction Lipgloss-Sweet Clementine- This lipgloss is very moisturising, non sticky, perfect over nudes and light coloured lipsticks and I love the packaging with the swirls.

NYC Liquid Lipshine- Fashion Ave Fuchsia- It's a lipstick and lipgloss in one, it's very pigmented, long lasting, non sticky and perfect for people who don't want to wear lipsticks.

Hope you like this post, comment what your favourites are.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Natural Eye With Eyeliner, Fuchsia Lips Makeup Look

This makeup look is natural on the eyes with thick eyeliner and fuchsia lips.

All the products you need: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, No7 Brightening Eye Base, Studio London Box- don't know if you can get it anywhere I got it for Christmas, 17 Liquid Liner, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, MAC Well Dressed Blush, NYC Liquid Lip Shine- Fashion Ave Fuchsia.

Firstly apply foundation, concealer and powder.

I like this palette because its labelled, I used frosted taupe on the lid, smooth mocha in the crease, gun metal on the outer corner ans snow white as the highlight, I also love the name of the shadows, apply thick eyeliner on the lid, curl lashes and apply mascara.

Now apply MAC's well dressed blush to the cheeks.

Finally apply NYC liquid lip shine to the lips.

It's a very easy, simple look but it looks beautiful.

Comment what you think to this look.

Ashleigh xx

Monday, 23 July 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I just wanted to say thank you to Close Call Beauty and Unwritten Hollywood for nominating me it truly means a lot and you should go check out there blogs.

I'm updating because the lovely Nuala Maria nominated me to do it too.

I'm updating again because LaBellaVida nominated me.

The Rules:
1. Post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and make 11 new questions for the people you tag.
3. Choose people with 200 followers or less and tag them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.

Random Facts:
1. I have naturally wave hair but I do like to straighten and curl my hair.
2. I want to be a Primary School Teacher.
3.I have braces.
4.I love watching TV shows and films.
5. I can't go a day without listening to music, I absolutely love music.
6. I've been bullied a few times, it was the worse time in my life but made me stronger and the person I am today.
7. I have a scar under my nose you probably cant see on pictures cause I use makeup but I fell off my bike when I was about 5 or 6 and injured a lot of my face.
8. Makeup always makes me feel more confident about myself.
9. I used to be really shy at school and hardly talk to people and never want to read aloud or answer teachers questions but since going to college and not worrying what people think about me and not having the bullies from school I've become more talkative to everyone.
10. At school I was really good at playing Keyboards/Piano I never had any lessons but I used to be able play backing tracks to songs and make my own up but I haven't played the Piano in a few years.
11. I have trust issues, it takes me a long while till I can open to people but I don't always tell them everything because of being afraid to get hurt.

Close Call Beauty's Questions:

1. What makeup product do you have a love/hate relationship with? Mascara sometimes I like the product but when it dries out sometimes it worse, sometimes it is better.
2. Which beauty product disappointed you the most? The L'oreal Studio Secrets Primer I didn't like but I think a lot of people have really liked it.
3. What skin type and hair type do you have? My skin type is normal-oily, its only oily on my nose for some reason, my hair type is normal.
4. How do you store your makeup? I have a box with tins in for each categories eye shadows, face, lips, then eyeliners/mascaras and brushes, then palettes on there own.
5. Fake tan or naturally pale? Naturally pale.
6. Favourite hair treatment? Deep cleansing masks.
7. Would you rather have a day at a spa or a £100 Drugstore spending spree? £100 drugstore spending spree.
8. Favourite magazine? I like Glamour for the samples but magazines I like to read all the time are More or Closer.
9. What is your most worn outfit? It's not specific brand I just like to wear casual clothes like jeans and a top.
10. Opinions on anti-wrinkle/cellulite creams? Fab or fad? I've never used them but I think there a fad.
11. Favourite meal and drink? Chicken wrapped in bacon in a cheese sauce so nice and drink strawberry milkshake.

Unwritten Hollywood's Questions:

1. What Product can you not go a day without using? Foundation.
2. Who is your style icon at the moment? Demi Lovato.
3. What is your favourite clothing item at the moment? & Why? I'm going on holiday soon and it's getting hotter I love wearing dresses, I just like wearing dresses because there comfortable, pretty and feminine.
4. Your Best Bargain in the past two weeks? Makeup from MUA because some of it is a pound.
5. Platforms or Flats? Flats
6. Chanel or MAC? MAC
7. What is your limit to spend on a outfit for a night out? £40
8. Studs...Yay or Nay? Yay on somethings. 
9. What part of you're body do you like the most? Eyes, I know it's very common but I like it the most.
10. Where do you hope to be in ten years? Be a Primary School Teacher, maybe married, have children and still blogging.
11. Which is your favourite high street store to shop at? New Look.

Nuala Maria Questions:

1. Who's your beauty inspiration? Demi Lovato.
2. Where are you from? Sheffield.
3. What's you must have makeup item? Concealer.
4. What's your pet hate? People who are rude and inconsiderate to other people.
5. What's your favourite food? Chicken wrapped in bacon in a cheese sauce.
6. What's the first thing you'd do if you won the lottery? Buy a house.
7. Who's your favourite beauty youtuber? It's hard to say I have quite a few either uglyfaceofbeauty or beautycrush.
8. What's your proudest achievement? My first follower on my blog.
9. What's your dream job? Primary School Teacher or Teaching Assistant.
10. How would your best friend describe you? I don't really have a best friend but friends and others say nice.
11. What's your favourite album of all time? One Direction-Up All Night.

LaBellaVida Questions:

1.Why do you enjoy blogging? I love makeup and it's a way of telling other people about the great makeup you have found, you make new friends with other bloggers and know one judges you.
2.Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully I will be a Primary School Teacher/Teaching Assistant maybe married with children and still blogging.
3.What is your favourite fashion trend right now? I'm not the most fashionable person but I love big jumpers for winter if that's a trend.
4.Which one beauty product would you live without if you had to? My eyebrow pencil.
5.Your happiest day? I'm not really sure I just like to try to keep positive and happy all the time and enjoy my days.
6.Favourite season for fashion? I don't really mind maybe summer.
7.High street or high end makeup? I love high end makeup but because I'm a student at college with no job I can't afford to always buy it so I buy high street but my favourite is high end.
8.Long hair or short hair? Long hair.
9.What is your favourite lipstick? That's hard to say I have a lot but I would probably say 17's Barely Blush as you can wear it with any makeup look.
10.Your favourite high street fashion shop? New Look definitely.
11.Who is your idol? Demi Lovato she's such an inspiration and an amazing person.

My Questions:
1. Your holy grail product you can't live without?
2. Favourite makeup brand?
3. Do you prefer wearing jeans and a top, skirts and a top or dresses?
4. Do you prefer wearing heels or flats?
5. Your most expensive piece of makeup?
6. Favourite place to eat?
7. Your most expensive outfit?
8. Do you prefer natural makeup or bold makeup?
9. Your favourite clothing shop?
10. What do you want to accomplish in 10 years?
11. Your favourite magazine?

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

MAC Hug Me Lipstick Dupe

I am very excited to do this post, I always love cheaper alternatives to MAC, I have a few MAC lipsticks and I found a dupe in my collection.

The dupe for the MAC lipstick in Hug Me is Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Blush.

I really like the packaging of these its very sleek and sturdy.

The MAC Hug Me Lipstick is £14.00 and the Revlon Colorburst Blush Lipstick is are £7.99 so its a saving of £6.

On the right is Hug Me and on the left Blush as you can see Hug Me is slightly more darker but you can build up the Revlon Blush to make it this dark.

MAC's Hug Me is a lustre finish so the texture is slightly different but they are both quite moisturising on the lips.

Hug Me does stay on the lips longer than Blush just because Blush is more moisturising but they both do stay on for quite a long time.

I think it's a very good dupe and if you don't want to spend the MAC prices you have a cheaper alternative.

Hope you like this post comment what you think.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Smokey Eye Makeup Look

This a smokey eye which is perfect for nighttime.

All the products you need: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16 Hour Foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder, The Color Institute Cream Eyeshadow, no name a white shimmery base, MUA's Eyeshadow Palette in Starry Night, Elf Eyeshadow Quad in Drama, 17 Liquid Liner, Benefit Bad Gal Mascara, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, MUA Blush in Shade 1, Sleek Face Contour Kit- Light, Technic High Lights, Natural Collection Lipstick in Coral Shimmer.

Apply your foundation, concealer and powder.

For the eyes add the cream eyeshadow, mix shade 1 and 2 and apply to the lid, apply shade 2 to the crease, mix shade 4 and 5 apply to the outer corner and into crease, apply shade 6 as the highlight, then apply eyeliner, then apply shade 2 under the waterline from outer corner to halfway then apply shade 1 under the waterline from halfway into the inner corner.

Then fill in your brows.

Now apply sleek contour kit, contour your cheeks and your temples and jaw line, then apply mua blush to your cheeks and high lights above the blush to obviously highlight.
Finally apply natural collection lipstick in coral shimmer.

That's the finished look.

Comment what you think to the look.

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

MUA Heaven And Earth

This is a makeup look with MUA's Heaven and Earth palette, this is an amazing palette and I love it.

All the products you need: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 hour Foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, MUA's Heaven and Earth palette, 17 Liquid Liner, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, Accessorize Baked Blush in Scandal, Natural Collection Lipstick in Rose Petal, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Cream Gloss in Pink Petal.

Apply your foundation, concealer and powder.

For the eyes I applied concealer as a primer, I put shade 1 all over the lid, I mixed shade 2 and 3 and applied to the crease and shade 4 in the outer corner and a bit into the crease shade 5 as a highlight, then applied liquid liner and mascara.

Then filled in my brows.

Then applied my scandal blush.

Finally I applied my rose petal lipstick and pink petal lip gloss to my lips.

That's the finished look.

What do you think to the look, would you wear it, leave a comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Pink Makeup Look

It's a pink look but it's not too over-powering with it all being pink.

All the products you need: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16 Hour Foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel London Stay Matte, The Colour Institute Eyeshadow Creme- it has no name a light baby pink colour, Wet N Wild Eyeshadow mono- no name pinky, champagne colour I know Wet N Wild products are hard to get in the UK I found this shadow at little makeup, hair and jewellery shop in Meadowhall Shopping Centre, MUA's Pink Sorbet trio, Natural Collection Eyeshadow duo - Mink/Sable, 17 Liquid Liner, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, Collection 2000 Blush- 02 Bashful, 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick- Barely Blush.

First apply your foundation, concealer and powder.

Then apply the colour institute creme eyeshadow, let it set then apply wet n wild eyeshadow, then apply the dark pinky purple from the MUA trio into the crease and outer corner and the highlight shade from the natural collection duo, then apply liquid eyeliner and mascara.

Now fill in your brows.

Then apply bashful blush.

Finally apply the barely blush lipstick.

I really like this look, it's very natural looking and the lipstick is very moisturising on the lips, perfect for everyday.

What do you think to the look, would you wear it, leave a comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Review of Accessorize Blushes

I'd never tried a baked blusher until I tried these Accessorize blushes and I've got to say I absolutely love them.

I got the shades Quiver and Scandal in the picture Scandal is on the left and Quiver on the right. They were on offer at Superdrug for £2.95 they are usually £4.99 so it's very inexpensive.

They have been compared to MAC's mineralize blushes I've never tried them so I wouldn't know.

I love the packaging with it's got gold butterflies its so pretty. The packaging is plastic but it's very sturdy.

They are both pinks, Scandal is a pinky coral with gold veins going through it and Quiver a light pink with darker pink veins through it they are long lasting, very pigmented and you can build the colour up to the intensity you want and look gorgeous on the cheeks, they do have shimmer in but it's very light so it's hard to tell but if you don't like shimmer I wouldn't recommend this blush for you.
Swatches-Quiver on the left and Scandal on right.

I've been wearing them constantly since I bought them and I really love these blushes and highly recommend them.

Have you ever tried the Accessorize blushes? What do you think to them leave a comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Makeup Look With MUA's Undressed Palette

All the products you need: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16 Hour Foundation, No7 Brightening Eye Base, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, MUA's Undressed Palette, 17 Liquid Liner, Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara, Collection 2000 XXL Voluminous Mascara, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, Collection 2000 Shimmer Shade- Way To Glow and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Cherish.

Apply your Foundation, No7 Eye Base, Concealer and Powder.

For the eyes mix 1 and 2 together apply to the lid, apply 3 to the crease, apply 4 to the outer corner and into the outer edge of the crease and shade 5 as the highlight, apply the liquid liner and make a small flick, I then curled my eyelashes and applied mascara.

Then fill in your eyebrows I use a pencil, you can use an eyeshadow or powder it's up to you.

I then applied collection 2000 way to glow shimmer shade, I swirl my brush in them all and apply to the cheeks, then the highlight from the shimmer shade I apply above the glowly blush.

Finally I used the revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in cherish and applied to my lips.

It's very natural looking and perfect for the daytime.

What do you think to the look, leave a comment below.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New Products

These are new products that i recently bought that i really wanted MUA's Undressed Palette at just £4 which is supposed to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette and a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain I got it in Cherish for £5.99.

Swatches of Undressed- Top Row

They are all highly pigmented.
There is a couple matte shades the rest are shimmery. There is neutrals and browns and pinks and darks, you can create all types of looks for daytime and nighttime.

Swatches of Undressed- Bottom Row

Swatch of Revlon Cherish

It is a light pink, very wearable and very moisturising.

I am going to create a look and I will post it another day.

What do you think to the undressed palette comment below.


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Makeup Haul

17 Wild Curls mascara £1.00 from a Boots voucher usually £6.29, Accessorize Baked blushers in Quiver and Scandal on offer £2.95 at Superdrug usually £4.99, Sleek blush in Suede £4.29, Technic Juicy Sticks no name on them an orangey and pink shade, I think there supposed to be a dupe for the Clinque Chubby Sticks 99p, Technic Lip Shine no name a shimmery baby pink 99p.

Swatches-left to right Quiver, Scandal, Suede.
I've been wearing the blushes for a few days, suede is natural looking and long lasting, the accessorize blushes are nice shimmery pink shades and long lasting I love all the shades.

Swatches-left to right, orangey shade, pink shad and pink lipgloss.
I've used the orangey shade and I really like it, it's shimmery, long lasting and easy to apply.

I haven't used the mascara yet but I might post about it later if I like it but I've got other mascara's to use.

I'm not doing any more hauls for a while, i'm saving up for my holiday but i'm going to buy MUA's Undressed palette when it comes into shops, it's supposed to be the cheaper dupe for the naked palette so I cant wait to try it.