Monday, 27 October 2014

Hottest Eyeshadow Duos A/W '14


I saw this as a feature in Glamour magazine over the summer and thought it would be a great idea for a blog post. They're all very quick, simple and a little bold, but have fun and experiment!

Yellow and black 
Yellow is a very bold colour that's usually avoided but it can look great when you use it right, especially for autumn. First, apply a yellow eyeshadow to the outer corner of the lid and blend into the socket. Then draw a line of black along the top lash line and blend out to the outer corner.

Green and gold
Like yellow, green is another bold, autumnal colour. Take a small amount of dark green all across the lid and blend thoroughly with a fluffy brush. After running a black kohl pencil along the waterline, dab gold onto the centre of the lid.

Silver and grey 
This combo is a little more dressed up than the others. Start by sweeping a dark grey across the lid and blend into the crease and out to the corners to create a small, smokey wing. Finish by dabbing silver in the inner corner and taking it along the upper lash line and a little on the outer edge of the lower lash line.

Blue and gold
This is another bold combo that looks a little more glamorous. Begin with a deep blue line along the upper lash line, drawn into a flick if you like. Then take a gold shadow through the crease and along the edge of the lower lash line.

Just to say about the upload schedule I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I have decided to post blog posts every monday and upload videos randomly!  On the subject of YouTube, I'm thinking about doing a Halloween Get Ready With Me, what do you think? Please let me know what you want to see from me!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Boots Botanics Eye Cream | Reviews


I'm going to talk to you about the Boots Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On eye cream. (Side-note: I'll be doing reviews like this for all the products that I don't like because the ones I do like end up in a Monthly Top 5 eventually!) I bought it, not only to moisturise under my eyes, but mainly to reduce my dark circles, which are my nightmare! I've been testing it out for about 2 months now and thought I'd share my opinion with you guys.

The Good
It's really good at moisturising my under eye areas, and reduces the puffy, tired look. It leaves my eyes feeling nice and moisturised. That's about as far as the good points go.

The Bad
Unfortunately, although it moisturises, it did leave me with creases and a generally uneven surface. Beside that, the main thing that really disappointed me was that it said on the box that it would reduce the appearance of dark circles, but that didn't really happen at all! Very frustrating because that was the main reason I bought it!

The Bottom Line
If you don't suffer too badly with dark circles and just want something to moisturise and care for your under eyes, then I would recommend it. But for me, it just doesn't cut it if you have mega dark circles. All I can say is I'm glad I bought it on sale!

Just to add, I know I didn't post last monday, but I was ill, sorry! As for the uploading schedule, I think it might have to be a post every other monday and a video at the start of every month. Not very regular, I know, but I'm busy sometimes!