Thursday, 17 February 2011

wow loving Daisy Knights jewellery

I really love this girls jewellery collection she is a 23yr old Cotswold's based designer and graduate from St Martins. Her pieces have been seen on the likes of Alexa Chung, Rhianna and Daisy Lowe.

Daisy's style is a fine eclectic mix of skulls, feathers and vintage styled pieces (these are my favourites)

feather drop earrings Lorne

the Lorne collection

studded wrap ring

The collection feature silver and gold pieces ranging from 40-800 pounds and are available to buy online from Net a porter and her own website

My best beauty buys this season..

Dermalogica Spot treatment

I suffer from oily combination skin which always results in blackheads or clogged pores and open pores,I have discovered a great product that really combats this Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel is an overnight treatment designed to help clear skin congestion and help prevent future breakouts. (great for that time of month when we just know that breakout is inevitable)

It has Vitamin B complex of Niacin amide and Biotin combined with Zinc Gluconate, Yeast Extract, Caffeine and Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (try saying that when youve had a few) it soothes irritation, inhibits overactive sebaceous gland activity and purifies.
Rosemary and Spiraea extracts inhibit the growth of acnegenic bacteria while stimulating the skin’s natural antimicrobial agents for clearer, healthier skin.

Salicylic Acid sloughs off pore clogging skin cells to inhibit development of further breakouts, while naturally antiseptic Tea Tree Oil assists in skin healing and is a natural astringent. The product Contains no artificial fragrance or color. its a wee bit  pricey at 38.60 though....

However If that's out of your price range I have found a cheaper product also containing Salicylic Acid by Garnier pure range its fantastic too you can really notice the difference in your pores and a fraction of the price (6 pounds) you can pick this up in Boots or Superdrug or online!  it's 4 pounds on this website! bargain ;0)

Clinique Bottom lash Mascara

What a genius idea i'm sick f fiddling with my mascara brush on my bottom lashes and having to wipe the smudges or pick the excess off..this product promises to define the bottom lashes with an easy application from the smaller agled brush and is anti smuge too!  its only for the bottom lash and recommended that you use the nornal mascara on the top lashes, at 10 pounds its quite reasonably priced.

Tweezerman..go pluck yourself !!

Loving these funky tweezers they have won numerous beauty awards and are available in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes. they also do other products such as cosmetics, eyelash curlers beauty kits.they deliver worldwide!.. can't wait to get my mitts on these little polka dot beauties ..happy pucking ladies x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Max factor easy smokey eye?....(is it that easy??)

I picked up a couple of the Max factor smokey eye crayons a few months ago but didn't get round to using them ( i quite enjoy doing it the conventional way..theres something quite therapeutic about blending and building colour! ) So when i was going through my kit today i decided to give one a whirl, for 7.99 each they are reasonably priced considering you are getting two eye shadows. you can buy online on Boots website.

I used the onyx smoke, One end is rounded and the other more angled for a better contour around the lid. The first thing I noticed is that the texture is very fine (almost creamy) and iridescent, given that I don't think it would be good for older skin as i think it may sit in the creases of the eye, the other problem is that they don't seem to blend that well due to the lack of powder. I like to use 3 or 4 colours for a smokey eye and found this to be a problem as it was hard to graduate the colour using just one dark and one light!

The product claims to give a smokey eye in two steps... applying the lighter colour over lid and under brow then using the darker shade to sweep through the crease of the eye paying particular attention to the corners and waterline on the lower lid. 
Realistically yes it does give you a smokey-ish eye but i would prefer to achieve it by the conventional method of brush and powder.(I like a strong dramatic smokey eye so its not for me.) I have compared it to my usual smokey eye products..what do you think?

The photos below are the crayon on its own (more softer natural looking) and the Mac products ) much bolder)

In the Mac look i used, brown paint pot as a base/ MAC Carbon eye shadow/ Mac claire de lune to highlight and my favourte Mac loose pigment in the corners of the eye and underneath the lower lash. I then blended a black kohl eye pencil to contour the eye and give it a funky twist.

Smokey eye with Mac products

smokey eye with Max Factor

You cannot achieve a strong eye with the crayon alone in my opinion so i wont be using it again.. Its OK for a light daytime eye but not for a "dramatic" smokey as  advertised.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Mac & Milk Fall/Winter 2011...oooooohhhh

Loving this falls 2011 look from M.A.C I'm a sucker for a smokey eye and pale skin...So I'm overjoyed to see to see the new palette because I'm channeling my inner Kristen  Stewart. no more tanning for me its taken its toll on my skin!. Most of the most beautiful icons were pale skinned.
I especially love the the feathers in the hair with plated buns...Pocahontas meets gossip girl lol..and a dark nail is my thing too..goth is hot.

I'm Not sure how this look translates to everyday though, you could end up looking a bit anemic if you get it wrong its very editorial and romantic for everyday wear. you can take elements from it and make it your own a little blush wouldlighten the look and make it more wearable.

This look definitely emanates winter with the light hair and eyebrows ....along with the warm Autumn colours

Love these look books its a perfect way to inspire the artists and show the look and theme of the show!


Sunday, 13 February 2011


Howdy peeps! well that long awaited day for lovers is now upon us...the day we get to declare our love to the people in our life,,or not in our life yet in some cases!.

I did this look inspired by my sons love heart sweeties he gave me. I picked up a lovely little pallet of 4 colours called 'NO Dull Moment' in Superdrug (Famous by Sue Morley) which was really cheap  (9 pounds) and have to say the eyeshadow is really good quality and highly pigmented.
Its A lovely collection of lilac and turquoise She also does some nice powders too, the powder I used in this was called Miami it has a lovely iridescent texture and isn't too time you're in Superdrug check them out!

Products used:

  • Mac Strobe Cream
  • Mac Mineralze Satin finish NW30
  • Famous eye collection -No Dull Moment
  • Bourjous 03 Rose Perle
  • YSL 126 pure lipstick
  • Rimmel 018 addiction lip liner
  • Rimmel Viynal gloss Crystal clear
  • Benefit high brow
  • Mac creme blush Brit wit (A30)
  • Powder Famous Miami
(I didn't use any mascara as Ive just had my lashes tinted and lash extensions courtesy of my lovely friend Lee)