Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween Eyeshadow Look

Hello everyone, I'm back with another halloween post! I'm going to talk through a halloween eyeshadow look, that has the effect of bruised looking eyes. This look could go well with dressing up as maybe a skeleton, witch, cat, anything you care to think of really. So lets get into this.

Firstly we're going to take the Maybelline Color Eye Tattoo in the shade Pomegranate. If you don't own this, then I know there are many cream eyeshadows similar, but if you had a shade similar, cream or powder use this to cover the whole of your eye lid. If you are using a cream colour, just put some on your finger to cover it. It doesn't matter if its messy, because thats what blending is for.

Taking the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush, start to blend into the crease and just underneath the eye gently. After that, we're  going to use the Naked 3 palette to add in some more colours and warmth. Taking the shade 'Darkside' which is the second to last shade in the pallet, run the through the crease over the top of the base shadow. You can also bring that down to under the eye as well. Then to brighten it up a little, take the shade 'Trick' and run that just above your top lash line and blend it up a bit, as this will give it a small burst of shimmer and brightness. Then finally take the darkest shade of them all, 'Blackheart' and use an angled brush or a brow brush, to go along your top lash line as you would with eyeliner. If you find eyeliner easier to use, you can do that and wing it out, but I chose to just stick with a dark eyeshadow and wing it out. Also you can bring that under your bottom lash line. As an added extra I took that down along the bone of my eye socket with a flick as I thought this looked quite unique and more halloween like? haha. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and will maybe try it out or interpret it in some way. Thanks for reading!

Lucy xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Halloween Nail Ideas

Hello everyone, as you all know its coming up to halloween and that makes me super excited so I decided to do a halloween relate post. You should expect some more of these the coming weeks, because I love doing things for halloween! Today I thought I'd show a few nail polish colours that are perfect for halloween/halloween time. I will probably be doing a post on halloween nail art, so bare with me. I don't like going full out for halloween personally, so these nail polishes will be slightly on the simpler side. The two from the left side, are by Avon and BarryM. I included these two more simpler colours for people that may not be going all out, like myself but still want something quite dark and mysterious.

You can never go wrong with a red nail polish for halloween. There is so many ways you can work with this, whether it is simply painting your nails red or doing some cool nail art which looks like blood or something! This one is a super old one I have had for quite a while, I really should purchase a new one, but I never wear red nails other than around halloween time, oops. You can get red nail polishes anywhere for cheap, so I think this is a staple nail polish you will need this halloween! (Expect a tutorial on some nail art with this red soon)!

Glittery nails are always lovely all year round, but you can really do cool things with this on halloween. This is a Topshop nail polish, which is a really good one I must add. Whether you just paint your nails with this, or go over the top of another colour, it can always look good. I will be doing some nail art posts with this involved, so keep a watch out. You don't have to use this for just your nails either, as its halloween you could be really careful and take a few glitter bits and put them onto a part of your face maybe. This may not seem like a sensible idea to some, but I think it could work. haha.

Whats your favourite halloween nail polish colours? Thanks for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed and watch out for some halloween nail art tutorials coming soon!

Lucy xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Having A Bit Of Body Confidence

Hello everyone, I've decided I want to do Friday posts with a meaning. So each week I am sharing my thoughts on current topics and issues and maybe do a bit of advice, and even asking for advice. Today I was having lots of thoughts on a particular topic, which is body confidence. A really big issue that affects so many girls/women, including me. The reason I chose to use the photo at the top is because, what you think in your head about your body is not necessarily true. It is so easy to look in the mirror and pick out flaws and the things you dislike about yourself. However, it can be equally as easy to look in the mirror and pick out things you like about yourself. Its just finding that confidence.

Don't get me wrong, I am still learning to build up confidence because that is something I lack but I want to try and help people see a more positive side to their body. The older I've got the more I've grown to know that really, you can't copy everyone else. Its all about finding your own style. There is always a trend going when you're at school that everyone tends to follow, but if secretly you don't like it, then don't follow the crowd. If you personally don't think that look suits you and your body type, don't do it for the sake of looking 'cool'. Because at the end of the day, you have to look in the mirror and go, 'hey I really like this outfit today,' and see all those good things about your body.

Of course there are things on your body that just can't be changed, and that is something you have to learn to except. This is probably one of the hardest things of all. The things you can't change, do not define who you are as a person. They make you unique, different and beautiful. I think the main thing that affects people feeling down about their appearance is the way models and celebrities look. Most of the stuff you see is fake, whether its photoshopped or cosmetic stuff. But in some cases, some models and celebrities are gorgeous, down to earth people, but nobody can look exactly like them, because they are their own person and you are yours, and that is fine.

So that is just a few things I've touched on, there is so much more to say but I can save that for another day. I hope you took the time to read this and maybe feel a bit better about some things. Please feel free to comment with views on the subject and how you feel. Thanks for reading!

Lucy xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

No7 Free Gift

Hello everyone, I'm really excited about this post, even though it's probably nothing huge. So, I brought a No7 mascara, and along with that came this little box. I had no idea what it was, there was no offer or anything so I was quite surprised. What is inside is even better!

Inside the small box, came a mini mascara, a eye shadow, a eye shadow brush and eye pencil. I was shocked to see that the pencil was full sized and not just a sample one like you usually get with free gifts. There is two ends to the pencil, one side with a deep purple/brown colour which is a crayon type pencil, and the other end just a sponge to blend with. The purple brown is perfect for the up coming autumn/winter. Secondly, the eye shadow. I LOVE the shade of this, its a shimmer shadow, which is similar to the eye crayon, but more brown based. It's almost a mauve colour, just with a bit more brown. The mascara, just a small black mascara, which looks really nice and I can't wait to try out. Finally the brush that came with it. I was also surprised to find a brush within this. It's really good quality, and looks good for just doing small bits of blending with eye shadow.

I hope that if you purchase something from No7 you will get a free gift like this also, because its amazingly good! Thanks for reading guys!

Lucy xx

Monday, 6 October 2014

Rainy Days

Hello everyone, so today is the first time in a long time its properly rained. I'm not a big fan of the rain, but I do love making myself comfy and warm when coming in from the gross weather. You can never beat having a cup of tea, in the cold weather and being in your cosy pyjamas and fluffy socks!

Hope you enjoyed this short rainy day post everyone, thanks for reading!

Lucy xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

September Favourites

Hello everyone, again I apologise for not posting enough I just find it hard to find the time. However, I know September has now gone (so sad), but these are my favourites from last month! 

Tangle Teezer I got this for my birthday, which was in September, and I have wanted one for ages! I did used to have one, but it was made by 'tangle teezer', so it wasn't the same. I get super knotty hair and this has just worked really well with managing my mess of hair. Would recommend getting one of these a lot. Plus, the colour is so cool!
Mac Lipstick Russian Red Another thing I got for my birthday, which I was SO grateful for! I've never wanted to ccommitto buying a pricey lipstick or make up product. Oops. But honestly, this lipstick is the most amazing red I've ever seen in my life. I'm sure everybody has already heard about this, because I know how popular it is and most people have it. I can't see any red lipstick beating this one in my book though!
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation I bought this at the beginning of September, because I was desperate for a foundation that didn't just slip off my face, because of my oily skin. I did a blog post on this foundation where I just raved about it, so if you want to know more you can read here.
Naked 3 Palette I ALSO got this for my birthday, I was so spoilt I must say, and this is my FAVOURITE thing EVER! I'd been using my mua palette for ages, and as good as it is, it's nothing compared to this beauty. I love this so much, the pigmentation in the eye shadows is incredible and just all round amazing, I'm sure you've all heard about it anyway.
Crispy M&Ms These have been my favourite things forever, just thought I'd include them, they're the best things and if you haven't ever tried them before, I'd advice you go and buy yourself some and you will fall in love.

What were your September favourites? I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks for reading guys!

Lucy xx

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