Thursday, 29 January 2015

- Double Winged Eyeliner...

First of all, sorry if you're squeamish when it comes to eyes, but a blogger's gotta do what a blogger's gotta do.

Second of all, welcome to today's post. Unlike a few years ago, I don't tend to wear eyeliner on a daily basis; I now only reach for it when I want to look like I've made a bit more of an effort. However, I've noticed that I automatically draw the same fine line followed by the trusty feline flick, and I'm just a bit, well, bored?

So after a bit of experimenting, I decided to switch things up a bit. When it comes to eyeliner, the subtlest change can make a huge difference to your overall look. To achieve this double winged look, I simply drew a line outwards from about halfway across my lower lash line, aiming to be parallel to the upper line. This is a completely different look for me as I usually dab on a small amount of dark eye shadow across the line, leaving out the flick. As well as this, I decided to extend the upper line further towards the inner-corner of my eye, which definitely gives a bolder look.

When it comes to eyeliner, I'm a strong believer in practise makes perfect. For this, I used the I. Color Extremely Black Eyeliner* which is by far my favourite eyeliner as it enables such precise application. This is an Asian beauty brand which comes as no surprise as they are known to be super creative with their accurate eyeliner looks. For the chance to win this eyeliner along with some other Asian beauty bits, make sure you enter my giveaway here (open worldwide & today's the last day to enter)!

What do you think of this look? Let me know if you give it a go!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

- Top 3 Drugstore Reds...

Despite wearing more pink shades than I usually do, red remains my favourite lip shade. With all of the recent hype around lipsticks from high-end brands, such as MAC, YSL, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS (the list goes on), I thought I'd remind you of some gems available in the drugstore.

First of all is Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple. These lip butters are known to be super hydrating and make lips feel instantly smoother. I tend to reach for Candy Apple in the daytime as it provides the perfect sheen of colour. This shade is a warmer red and one which I think suits everyone.

Next is Maybelline's Color Drama Lipstick in 510 Red Essential. These lip pencils glide on surprisingly with ease and are impressively long-lasting. Red Essential is more of a 'solid red' shade and provides the perfect pop of colour.

Lastly, the famous Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 Red Wine. This seems to be a beauty blogger must-have and I've already used up two. 107 is a cooler shade of red and, as the name suggests, has a matte finish. The colour pigmentation of this is strong, making it perfect for a bolder look.

So, there we have my top three reds! I use all of these products regularly and would definitely recommend they have a place in your collection.

Do you own any of these? What's your favourite drugstore red?

Sunday, 25 January 2015

- Themed Wishlist: Foxes...

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A lot of bloggers tend to do wishlists, so today I thought I'd post a themed one. I didn't really want to call it a 'wishlist', as I'm not exactly wishing for these items; I just think they're really cute and like them a lot. If you didn't know already, foxes are one of my favourite animals (along with pandas, elephants and monkeys), so seeing so many fox themed pieces around at the moment is a winner!

What do you think of these items? Let me know in the comments!