Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Only Proof I Need Is You *FOTD*

Products Used:

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Base Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NW10) 
hdBrow Palette (Bombshell)
Glossy Box Blusher (Glossy Rosewood) 
MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter
MUA Eyeshadow Palette (Glamour Nights)
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Honey)

I wanted to keep this look relatively low key as there was a lot of vibrancy in my outfit, so I used the silver shimmer eyeshadow on the base of my lids and used the black shadow to line my lash line; using a blending brush I smudged it along to create a smokey eye look. The rest of my face remained neutral, with the use of my favourite lip stain. I've become somewhat addicted to the MUA shimmer highlighter and I'm pretty sure I've used it every day since purchasing it. It just adds an extra hint of health to my complexion, I tend to use it on top of whatever blusher I'm using that day. 
This is such a simple and easy look to wear, perfect for the days when you want to look like you've made some effort without making any at all. 

Let me know if you'd like to see a review of any of these products!

- K 

P.s. I should probably mention, I made a guest post on Daisies and DM's blog, take a look!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sounds Like Noise

Hi lovelies!

I'm back with a quick sort-of review. I previously mentioned my excitement at the announcement of Hayley William's MAC range, and after (a very small small) debate I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the 'Sounds Like Noise' lipstick.
I was going into this completely blinded to be honest, as I've never purchased a MAC lipstick before and I've very quickly fallen in love with orange, so this could either have been the greatest purchase or a complete waste of money.
I have to say, I'm very happy I bought it- and though orange lipstick doesn't appeal to everybody, I'm a complete fan!

It appears quite a lot darker in this photo, lighting was not in my favour as I've just sat through a freak storm of thunder and hale (my favourite!) You can see in this swatch just how vibrant it really is, 

It's most definitely a very true orange, so it might not compliment all skin tones but as I'm the kind of pale that has no tone to it, I think I can just about pull it off...hopefully, maybe. 
It's a matte formula, so if you suffer from dry or chapped lips it's not at all forgiving. I've since purchased a Lip Scrub from Lush in order to combat this issue, and it works like a charm!
As far as longevity goes, I find it hard to comment on. I'd say you can get a good 5-6 hours of wear if you're just going about daily business, perhaps knock a couple of hours off that if you're drinking. I don't use Lipcote or anything like that so I'd say that's really not too bad. I'm so used to topping up lipstick regardless of if it needs it that much, and as long as it doesn't smudge all over the place (this doesn't!) I'm happy with it. 

Now, on to how it actually looks!

I love that it's bright and vibrant but not too garish. 

I find it important to see how it looks whilst smiling, this is a huge debate I had with myself over black lipstick, but I'm fairly certain the orange doesn't look completely awful. Some times, things look great for the purpose of a photo, but I want it to look good for the purpose of day-to-day wear, makes sense I think. 

(I love that I constantly have a vague looking head tilt going on. ahem.) 

For today, I thought I'd go one step further by adding some further orange, in the form of nail varnish. I've been wearing this colour a lot, but as I'm wearing orange lipstick too I thought I'd tone it down by going for that 'Accent Nail' look. 

Maybelline Color Show- 182 Solar Flare

Also wearing:
Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly- Lychee

(Can we ignore how badly painted my nails are, it's a skill I don't possess, especially after the copious amounts of coffee I've consumed today!) 

So, what do we think? Am I alone in my love of all things orange? What other MAC lipsticks would recommend as a must-have in my lipstick collection?


Thursday, 9 May 2013


I can't believe I'm only just posting this, meet my new fur baby!
(I say new, it'll be our 3 week anniversary tomorrow and she'll be 9 weeks old!)

Friday, 3 May 2013

You have lost your way *FOTD*

(This has just been in my head all day. I'm okay with that.) 

I'm an awful morning person, I won't try and pretend to be otherwise. This makes getting up for work in the mornings very interesting, so I'm all up for a simple and fresh look that could fool people into looking like I'd made real effort (that's a secret to most things in my life, fyi.)
I opted for metallic liquid eyeliner as this is a little more subtle looking than sold black, and only other real pop of colour is in the lipstick.
To be honest, I think I mostly liked my make up because of my new MAC foundation. I've finally found something pale enough for my skin, hoozahhh! Expect a review of that soon :)

Products Used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NW10)
Dainty Doll Concealer Pen (002)
Dainty Doll Cream Blusher (Paper Roses 001)
L'Oreal Bare Natural Gentle Mineral Powder (Light Ivory)
hdBrow Palette (Bombshell) 
Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner (Black) 
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Calvin Klein Luxury Creme Lipstick (Ethereal)