My birthday was just over a week ago and I received lots of lovely gifts, including the new Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette 🙂 Beautifully bright colours, almost all shimmery, with the exception of the matte white in the bottom right corner which as I have found is brilliant for setting a cream eyeshadow base, … Continue reading Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Trying out my birthday treat 🙂
Garnier Pure 3in1 Wash, Scrub and Mask....3 minutes for a mask? I'll give that a go! I am quite set with what I use when it comes to skin care but as long as I'm not switching and swapping products all of the time, I do like to try new things every now and again. … Continue reading 3 minute mask!
I am an avid YouTube follower of Makeup Artist Wayne Goss. His passion for quality makeup and how to apply makeup has me hooked on his every word! (Plus he is pretty funny too!) The video link at the end of this blog is a foundation tip that has everyone watching saying 'Really? Ok, I … Continue reading Powder before Liquid? Foundation tip 🙂
So.......I absolutely love the Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. It is so finely milled and makes the skin feel super soft, blurring imperfections well too. When buffed onto the skin and blended well, there is no problem at all, and personally haven't had an issue with flash photography when used in this way. However......this … Continue reading Setting Powder Mistake!
Powders.....where to start? You can set, finish, bake, highlight, conceal, brighten, cover.....you can brush on, sponge on, use a puff and press it on...you can give it a miss altogether! I for one was hugely confused about powders and what product gave what effect and surely they all just make your face look cakey? Right? … Continue reading Powder….ready…set…bake…or not!
Unpacking all of my makeup, jewellery and hair stuff from last weekend's competition, I realised that I had written a blog about makeup, one about the competition etc, but nothing about my hair. I have in the past been known to cover my hair in all kinds of gels, gel spray, oils, tons and tons … Continue reading Hairspray Recommendation!
A few weeks ago, my Mum and I hosted a Stella & Dot show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A year ago, my Mum was diagnosed with and successfully treated for Breast Cancer, so hosting a party, getting some friends together for tea and cake and a catch-up whilst playing with some sparkly things … Continue reading Stella & Dot, a sparkle for us and a few £ for Macmillan 🙂
I've mentioned in a blog previously that just one element of dancing is looking the part. The tan, the dresses, the shoes, the hair, the bling, the makeup!! The makeup that I have used over the years for dancing has changed as I have learned what I like and don't like, what didn't look good … Continue reading Ballroom Dance Competition Makeup
What a day! A very long and tiring day but nothing compares to it! The mere chance of dancing in such an elegant ballroom proves to me I have the best hobby! After finally getting to sleep around 1am, the alarm at 7 was not particularly welcome, but unlike on a work day, I didn't … Continue reading ISTD National Grand Finals!
This was actually written on Saturday evening but I was so tired I didn't get around to posting but here are some thoughts from day 2! It seems a little strange, but today has been an odd day....purely because I actually feel quite relaxed about the competition tomorrow! The day started with a breakfast at … Continue reading Blackpool Weekend, day 2!