FOTD: Two Tone

Here’s a nice simple look using just two eye shadows.  Today I have been busy doing adult things, registering with a new gp (should have done that 2 years ago when we moved, but nevermind), making an appointment with a mortgage advisor, running errands, etc.  And I needed a quick look that I could throw on without being too over the top, but still looking polished.

PicMonkey CollageOoo, moody downcast blogger photo, just gave this a try because of my hooded eyes you can’t really see any of my eyeshadow with open eyes.  It’s a bit annoying, you spend all that work carefully blending your eyeshadow, making it look nice, and then you can’t even really see it.  Poo.

2013-10-02 13.58.25Face:

Rimmel 9 In 1 BB Cream-This has a bit more coverage than my Olay Fresh Effects, but still gives a natural finish.

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer-I just bought this (although you can’t really tell by the state of it) and absolutely love it for concealing under the eyes, nose, and chin.   Better than the Collection Long Lasting Concealer!

Rimmel Stay Matte Face Powder-Just repurchased this today, mine is looking a bit sad.

MUA Mosaic Bronzer-Used this to contour, great for pale gals as it is not super dark.

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter-Gorgeous, love this!

17 Blusher in China Pink-Great blush, suits most skin tones!


2013-10-02 12.49.08Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone Palette-The easy bit to this look, run the dark brown crease colour through the crease with a fluffy brush.  Then place the taupe browbone colour over the lid.

Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara-Plenty on the upper lashes!


eos Raspberry Pomegranate Lip Balm-I’ve been applying this at the beginning of my makeup routine so my lips are moisturised by the time the lipstick goes on.

Glossy Box Lipstick in Glossy Pink-A new fall favorite!

What’s your go to eye look on lazy days?  Anyone else getting extremely frustrated by the lack of natural light for blog photos?  Oh English winter time…



FOTD: Pints and Pool

Not a very glamourous sounding Face of the Day, but since the mister and I seldom go out, I take any chance I get to do my makeup up a bit.  I am also proud to say I had a very good game of pool this weekend (and apparently the only girl there who didn’t need coaching on how to hold a pool cue, haha!).  I apologize for the red-eye, as it was in the evening was forced to use the dreaded flash.

2013-01-26 19.39.26I was actually really happy with my hair, you may know I have the world’s flattest hair, this is the result of an upside down blow dry and a bit of hairspray!

And the products, a few favorites I haven’t talked about and my Sleek Storm palette had been neglected in favor of MUA palettes recently:

2013-01-27 11.55.02Face:

Mix of Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish (will be reviewing this, BB creams were giving me shiny face by the end of the day absolutely love this more mattifying foundation) and 17 BB Cream

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder-Still a firm favorite!

MUA Mosaic Bronzer Shade 1-No shimmer so great for contouring.

17 Blusher China Pink-Picked this up after seeing Lisa Eldridge use it in her Audrey Hepburn tutorial, great universal colour that you can be quite heavy-handed with.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer-What else is there to say about this cult favorite?


Revlone Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey-Perfect everyday colour!

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MUA Professional Eye Primer

Sleek Storm I-Divine-light Brown in crease, Gold over the lid and underneath the eye

Barry M Intense Eyeliner

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius-I’ve been using this over the Thick and Fast mascara to keep it from flaking since the mascara isn’t waterproof, works wonders!

And there you have it!

How are your pool skills?   English, American, or is it Snooker all the way?


How Much Is My Face Worth?

A little late to the party on this tag, but if you hadn’t come to the conclusion yet, that’s just how it is around here.  I’ve been meaning to do this tag for a while just because I am curious as to how much all my slap adds up to.  I’m not expecting a huge figure, I am conservative in what I spend and tend to go for budget brands.  So without further ado, here is the face:

And the products:

17 BB Cream £6.99

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder £3.99

MUA Professional Eye Primer £2.50

MUA Clear Mascara £1.00

MUA Undressed Palette £4.00 (on sale for £3 on the MUA site at the moment!)

Barry M Intense Eyeliner £3.99

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash £6.99

MUA Mosaic Bronzer £2.50

17 Blusher in China Pink £3.49

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick Beige Rose £7.19

And the grand total comes to:


Which is actually a bit higher than I was expecting, but when I think of how long this makeup will last/how long it has lasted, I am pretty happy with that figure.

Have you totaled up your daily look yet?  Do you think it will be higher or lower than my “face total”?


What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag?

As some of you may or may not know, I have just returned from a “glamping” holiday in Cornwall for my birthday.  You can read about it here on my lifestyle blog if you are curious as to what glamping entails, we had an amazing time!  Anyway, this is what I brought with me makeup wise.  It is quite minimal, but what I deemed necessary for the type of holiday I was on (don’t really need to get too tarted up for exploring the beaches or having dinner in a pub).

The makeup bag itself is super old and I bought it from ELF years ago, I had a look and they don’t even offer the make anymore (the zip is a bit corroded, really need to look into getting a new one!).

Face Products:

17 BB Cream-Love this BB cream and it contains SPF so perfect for being outdoors!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer-Everyone’s holy grail concealer, worked a treat for covering up those dark circles after nights of drinking too much wine while stargazing.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder-My favorite face powder, great for setting makeup and keeping your skin matte.

MUA Mosaic Bronzer-This bronzer is lovely and can also be used as a blush, great versatile product to take along.

Eye Products:

MUA Professional Eye Primer-Great budget eye primer, not really necessary for camping, but it’s small so I took it along!

MUA Clear Mascara-Another great cheap product to keep my unruly brows in place.

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash Mascara-My mascara of choice at the moment, doesn’t give spider lashes.

MUA Undressed Palette-I love this palette and use it almost every day, a palette is great for travel because you can create many looks without fiddling around with individual shadows.  This also doubles up as brow powder as well as one of the matte browns match my eyebrows.

Lip Products:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain Rendezvous-My new favorite lip product/shade.

Burberry Beauty Lipmist-This was a sample from a Glossybox and I brought it in case I wanted a bit more muted shade.


Eyelash Curler

ELF Blending Brush-Great versatile brush for applying eyeshadow, works for covering lid, applying in crease, browbone, and blending out.

ELF Stippling Brush-I used this for my bronzer.

ELF Kabuki Brush-I use this to apply powder and blend out makeup.

I hope that was helpful, my makeup case is rather small and I still managed to fit everything I need to “do my face” with room to spare.

What products do you bring for short holidays?


FOTD: Featuring MUA Undressed

Hello folks!  Hope you all are enjoying the sunshine today(total blogger moment this morning, first thought was, it’s sunny, better take photos!)!  I am lucky enough to have the day off and spent a good majority of the afternoon sipping lemonade in the garden with a book!  Of course, I got all dolled up to do so, here’s my face of the day:

This is pretty much my everyday makeup look now that I have bought/been using my MUA Undressed Palette, which I absolutely love by the way.  And if you don’t have it yet, why not?  It’s £4 and it’s amazing!

And the makeup I used:


Vichy Dermablend Sample in Porcelain (I used this instead of concealer, not really a fan, didn’t blend very easily)

17 BB Cream (Love!)

MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Shade 1

17 Blusher First Flush


ELF Eyelid Primer

MUA Clear Mascara (for my brows)

MUA Undressed Palette (Shade 2 over the lid, Shade 4 in crease and outer third, Shade 10 in crease and under eye, Shade 1 on brow bone)

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash


Burberry Beauty Lip Mist in Copper (from Glossybox)

And there you have it!  My new everyday makeup look!

What is your go to makeup look?  Do you think England will have an actual summer now that this jet stream business has shifted?


Immaculate Collection Looks: Smokey Purple Eye

This look is a bit different for me and a bit out of my comfort zone.  Mostly because of the purple, purple eyeshadow can be a bit tricky, especially if you don’t want to end up looking like a victim of domestic abuse.  I kept the rest of my face quite neutral to go with the dramatic eye, I was quite pleased with the results.

Definitely something to wear on a night out, I, on the other hand, was messing around with makeup on a Sunday afternoon, mister comes back from the shop and asks me if I’m planning on going somewhere (no, it’s for my blog!).


Collection 2000 Concealer in 02

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

MUA Mosaic Bronzer Shade 1


From the Immaculate Collection:  Shade 3 over the lid (Medium Pink), Shade 7 in Crease and under eye (Dark Purple), Shade 4 to deepen Crease (Black)

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash Mascara

Barry M Intense Eyeliner in Black


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Beige Rose

What are your favorite colours to wear?  Am I the only one who plays around with my makeup even though I have nowhere to go?


Immaculate Collection Looks: Pink and Grey

Here’s a new series for you, folks.  Having recently received the Immaculate Collection Palette from MUA, I’ve been playing around with it to create different looks.  I wore this look on my wonderful Wednesday off that I spent mooching around town and soaking up the sun in the gardens.

I am more of a neutral girl when it comes to eyeshadows.  When I do wear colours, I like to mix in a neutral colour to make it more wearable for myself.


MUA Clear Mascara on Brows

ELF Eyelid Primer

Immaculate Collection: Shade 12 over the lid up to brow bone, Shade 3 on lid, and Shade 16 through crease

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Midnight Blue (I hated this when I first tried it, but it is starting to grow on me)


17 Cosmetics BB Cream

17 Blusher First Flush

MUA Mosaic Bronzer Shade 1

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow as Highlighter


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Rose Pearl

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!