Monday, 13 June 2011

NOTD Revlon Ocean Breeze - Scents of the Summer Collection

Sorry it's a bit blurry! 
Oh no I've never seen my hands so wrinkly!  I'm getting on though you know, 39 in August, eek!
that's just one year away from the big "4 0" it's getting "REAL" lol

Complements my skin tone nicely (image is a still from a video that never happened!)

I have never worn a teal colour but I love this one, the colour is just beautiful and I think really complements my skin tone, also the chrome finish makes it a bright lovely summer colour.

I found afer 2 coats which is what you see here that it's opaque but I didn't get little streaky areas and you can see the brush strokes, but I'm not fussy, only someone scrutinising my nails up close and personal will really notice, and quite frankly no-one does that, do they...?

After 3 coats (which I very rarely can be bothered with) streaks are at full opacity, sorry I didn't take pics, this was done morning after the night before.

It started chipping after 3 days, so not the most long wearing but I don't have a top or bottom coat on, I know! slaps wrist, naughty me but I just don't have that kind of time usually, I know I know I should make time!  I prefer to do my nails after I have a bath so there is less chance of them being ruined but I usually have a bath very late and hence  putting polish on at all sometimes is just a bonus :-)

Speaking of top coats, I need one, any suggestions please?

Thanks lovelies,
Diane x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

FOTD Bronze eyes Bronze/Rose Cheeks and Pink Lip

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for sticking with me :-) xxx  I know I'm not the most prolific blogger (understatement!) so I really do appreciate you all putting up with me random blogging.

Here is the look I wore yesterday when I went into central London, I was on the Southbank as I went to meet my friend and fellow Youtuber chefcaffy as she had come over from Singapore to do a catering event.

In aid of Cathy being a Nars lover, I of course went with some but not all Nars products, also the ones I used happen to be favs of mine :-)

Here are the pictures (actually these are stills from a FOTD video I started filming then annoyingly my camcorder ran out of battery!) and I'll put the write up below of all products and how I used them, hope you like...

Bit of a gromit smile here! I had just said something very amusing...may be lol

Nars Fez eyeshadow - any bronze you have will work, I love this one

Inglot eyeshadows 360 mdeium ash brown and 378 deep ash brown, anything you have similar would work

Swatches for you.  I reorganised my Inglot palettes, loving this neutral one!
The bronze colour 406 in this palette is gorgeous too, pigmented beautiful finish and no effort to apply and it does so smoothly and evenly.

Mac Harmony Beauty powder as my blending colour

Nars Smudgeproof Primer
Eve Pearl Concealer Trio B on inner corner
Nars loose Powder to set concealer & even skin tone on lid
Nars Fez eyeshadow on lid and up to and over crease
Inglot 360 Medium ash brown eyeshadow outer V
Inglot 378 Deep ash brown eyeshadow outer V and all along top lash line at root of lashes and on outer third of bottom lashes
Mac Harmony beauty powder to blend out colours above crease
Urban Decay Naked Palette Sin eyeshadow as inner corner highlight
Avon Supershock Gel liner, outer third upper water line and all along lower waterline and into roots of lashes
Pretige My Blackest Lashes on top and bottom lashes
Note: I decided not to highlight the brow bone to balance the lovely pearl sheen on my lids from the Fez e/s

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfector under eyes to give my concealer some slip to put over it, (the L'oreal one would do the same job).
Eve Pearl concealer trio b salmon part under my eyes and on blemishes, hyper-pigmentation around my mouth
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Tan, under my eyes to brighten
Benefit powder flash to set concealer under eyes
Nars Loose powder in Mountain on T-Zone
No Foundation was used.
Sleek Contour kit in Medium, dark colour lightly used in hollows of cheek bones, temples and under jaw line
Mac Sunny by Nature mineralised skin finish on cheeks, forehead, chin, bridge of nose
Nars Lovejoy Blush on cheeks, (decided no need for highlighter as this blush contains it's own shimmer)

Mac Stripdown lipliner all over to even out natural pigmentation
NYX Mahoney lipliner on outline of lips
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Classic Rose No. 25 lipstick

That's it I think, I really loved the look, how could I not I used alot of my favourite products and instead of reaching for my beloved Boots No7 Golden Rose lipstick spf15, which is a go to of mine and would go perfectly and decided to mix it up with this pink, love it. 

I have 4 No7 lipsticks now and I really enjoy them and find myself reaching for them regularly.  The other one I am really liking right now is Chinchilla Stay Perfect No 50, it's a great option for summery days, a bronzy rose that would also go well with this look, it is lighter and brighter than golden rose.

Hope you enjoyed this :-)  Thank you again for your amazing support, you make it worthwhile.

Diane x