Calendar December 15, 2009 07:00

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Stuff I bought last week

This Sunday I went up West to do a little bit of shopping with a friend and her lil cousin but true to fashion we got there so late that we only made it into a few stores before the shops started to close down whilst we were inside. Not naming any names but I cant believe Selfridges had the audacity to close whilst I was at the MAC counter. (I guess it was for my own good as I didnt get all the other things I have my eye on)

Here's what I got:
  • MAC Lipstick - Half n Half
  • Maybelline Liner Express Eyeliner (I luv this and I have been using it everyday for years now)
  • Sleek Lip Tint - Chocolate Kiss (I have no intention of using this for myself due to allergies I have, but thought it would be good to use on other people - I like the smell too)
  • Trapper hat from h&m - Mens Dept (which i'm in luuurvvve with, its sooo warm)
  • A Plain blue basic mens Tee for myself from h&m






    I will be making another shopping trip this week as I didnt get much and I need to finally get off my butt and get some xmas pressies, which I have to admit I hate doing because everything I get for people I always want to keep for myself....I guess it's a good indicator of how good I am at getting pressies for people?? lol

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    Calendar December 14, 2009 10:28

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    Aunty gets her make up done

    So after I did my friend Marie's make up last week her mother/my aunty (If your african you will understand lol) asked me to do her make up for her on saturday for an event she was going to. Now I must admitt I was excited to do this as the more practice I get the better I hope to become.

    I was very pleased with the outcome as my biggest fear was that she may not have liked it but, after I had a catwalk show of her outfit she planned on wearing I decided to keep it simple but still bring a little attention to her eyes as she loves make up me but doesnt try different things.  When aunty came back from her event she said she loved her make up and seemed very pleased with it which was definately a confidence boost for me.





    Products Used:
    Face
    MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW45
    Mary Kay Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 - Bronze 1
    Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation - Bronze 708
    Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Loose Powder
    MAC Blush - Breezy
    Eyes
    Bodyshop Brow Liner Kit - Brown/Black
    MAC Eyeshadow - Amber Lights
    MAC Eyeshadow - Carbon
    Sleek Eyeshaow Palette - Storm
    MAC Fluidline - Blactrack
    Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
    Lips
    Island Beauty Lipstick - Dark Brown
    MAC Lipglass - Clear

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    Calendar December 10, 2009 08:56

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    My friend/Model for the Weekend

    This weekend ended up being very girly for me as my friend came round for a few days where we did nothing but watch dvds, eat and do each others hair - which for me is a biggie as I am not great at doing weaves but for my 2nd attempt im very happy with my work (She's teaching me well). Anyway on the last day of her looong visit she allowed me to use her as my model to try out some make up on her for a work xmas dinner she was going to.

    For the first look I tried to go for a slightly dark/smokey effect on her eyes:

    Before - (lovin the nightie lol)


    After 





    Products used:
    Face
    MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW50
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit - Chestnut
    Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick - Walnut
    Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Loose Powder - Tinted
    MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush - Ambering Rose
    Eyes
    Bodyshop Brow Liner Kit - Black
    Sleek Eyeshadow Palette - Storm
    MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
    MAC Eyeshadow - Carbon
    Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara
    Lips
    Maybelline Lipstick - Pink Champagne

    For my second attempt we decided to make it less dark and make it a bit more shimmery as she didnt want anything too extravagant for the dinner she was going to.




     


     Products used:
    Face 
    Same as above

    Eyes
    Same as above

    Lips
    MAC Prep + Prine
    MAC Lipstick - Speed Dial
    MAC Lipgelee - Slicked Pink


    Hope you like the pics xoxo

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    Calendar December 10, 2009 08:02

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    Christmas Beauty Wishlist

    Dear Santa,

    I would be very grateful if could get these items for me as I have been a good girl all year ;-)

    • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
    • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (Colour No. 4)
    • A Set of professional Make Up Brushes (preferrably MAC)
    • Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Creme 
    • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion *Bought it myself
    • MAC Nude Lipstick (Colour still pending) *Bought it for myself, another less item to get me ;-)
    P.S. This is just my beauty list!! I want many more things that are not beauty related lol

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    Calendar December 8, 2009 16:03

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    Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Trials

    As promised here are the pics from my make up trials with the Sleek eyeshadow palettes I bought last week.

    I used the Graphite palette for a smokey look as it had the darker shades, which I like alot as the colours stand out. (P.S. I apologise for my unruly eyebrows its been a while since I got them threaded lol).


     Before - (excuse my tired face)



     After



    Products used:
    Face
    MAC Select Cover-UP Conclear - NW45 & NC50
    MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation - NC50
    Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Loose Powder - Tinted
    MAC Blush - Raizin
    Eyes 
    Bodyshop Brow Liner Kit - Brown/Black
    Sleek Eyeshadow Palette - Graphite
    MAC Eyeshadow - Carbon
    MAC Fluidline Eyeliner - Blacktrack
    Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
    Lips
    MAC Lipgelee Lipgloss - Slicked Pink

    I also used the Storm palette the next day for a casual look as it had the warmer gold/bronze colours I usually go for my everday look.....



    Products used:
    Face
    MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer - NC 50
    MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 - Deep Dark
    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder - Dark
    Bourjois Blush - Rose
    Eyes
    Bodyshop Brow Liner Kit - Brown/Black
    Sleek Eyeshadow Palette - Storm
    MAC Fluidline Eyeliner - Blacktrack
    MAC Eye Kohl - Smolder
    MAC Eyeshadow - Carbon
    Maybelline Mascara
    Lips
    MAC Lipstick - Speed Dial
    MAC Lipgelee Lipgloss - Slicked Pink

    My final verdict is I will definately be using these eyeshadow palettes regularly as the qualityof the eyeshadows are great for the price. My only negative will be that the eyeshadows do flake a little bit but if you are careful when using them you shouldn't get too much of the product on your face :-)

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    Calendar December 5, 2009 18:31

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    A Pleasant Surprise from Sleek

    Sooo whilst out shopping for my usual beauty/hair products this week I decided to take a look at the Sleek make-up stand in Superdrug's for the first time. Considering the fact that I have hated this brand for yeeaars I dont why I did, but to my surprise I was drawn to their Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palettes. I have seen a few reviews about the brand before but I have always DISLIKED Sleek as I always remember seeing the products in Afro-Caribbean hair shops being displayed disgustingly and black women looking like they've been 'Tangoed' whilst wearing their foundations.

    Anyway.... after playing about (or should I say testing) the eyeshadow colours on my skin I decided to buy two palettes at £4.99 each why not??....(even if they end up being rubbish its still cheap!)

    Heres what they look like....


    Graphite 573



    Storm 578


    I have already used the Grpahite palette and I must admit I am impressed with the way the colours stand out on my skin . I will post pics of my trials once I have used the Storm palette.

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    Calendar December 4, 2009 16:11

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    My 1st Post Yay!!!


    Hey!! welcome to my virtual space.

    For those who know me will know that I love both Fashion & Make-Up and all that revolves around it, so after much contemplation i've decided to document my likes and dislikes for all to see. I am not a professional by any means but I looooove make-up (especially MAC products) so I will also be posting some of my work on here too and will appreciate any feedback be it good or bad.

    Please bare with me as I have not done this before and I am trying to get to grips with the blogging world :-)

    Henessy xoxo

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