This is what boredom has done

Monday, 28 January 2013

Wishlist// January 2013

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Bobbi Brown foundation & concealer palette//MAC Brow set in Rich Brown//Oasis dress//Tweezerman brow tweezers//Illamasqua Liquid metal palette//Armin van Burren - Mirage audio CD

Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday//Take 5

Aimee's everyday beauty routine
Into the Gloss give their foundation recommendations
Mini chalkboards as a gift tag would make a nice personal touch to a gift.
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Tips on blogging by Couture Girl.
Loving all these colours of the Lippy Girl lipsticks.
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Catwalk//Favourite Beauty Looks - London Fashion Week SS13

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Looks from Holly Fulton, John Galliano, Christian Dior, John Richmond, Moschino, Jenny Packham

Images via Daily Telegraph, Cosmopolitan

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Damn the dreaded weigh in

Finally got back to Weight Watchers last night. I'm now 4lbs over goal, so I've got to be extra good for a few weeks. I would like to lose 10lbs overall, so if I can do 2lbs a week, I will be done by March. Brill! I just hate dieting ugh. I'll share 2 of my soup recipes with you though:

Tomato & Red Pepper


1 medium/large red onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed (or a heaped teaspoon of lazy garlic)
1 teaspoon of crushed chilli
Spray oil
3-4 red peppers (use whatever colour you like though)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
500ml veg stock made with cube
Dried mixed herbs
Salt & pepper


Spray a large saucepan with the oil, fry the onions, garlic and chilli for about 5 minutes.
Add the peppers, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
Leave to cool, blend and add however much mixed herbs you like, salt & pepper. Enjoy!

I once tried roasting the peppers until I could peel the skin, this made a really lovely strong flavour.

Butternut Squash & Carrot


1 medium/large onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed (or a heaped teaspoon of lazy garlic)
1 teaspoon of crushed chilli
Spray oil
1 butternut squash
2 carrots
850ml veg stock made with cube
Dried mixed herbs
Salt & pepper


Cut the butternut squash in half lengthways, scoop out the seeds and roast in the oven at 200 degrees or equivalent for 30-40 mins with a little spray oil.
Chop the onion and carrot fry with the garlic and chilli.
Scoop out the butternut squash from the skin, add to the pan with the stock. Simmer for 30 - 40 minutes.
Leave to cool, blend and add however much mixed herbs you like, salt & pepper.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Friday: Take 5

Insight into a day in the life of a make-up artist with Wendy Rowe.
30 Examples of amazing shadow art.
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Tips for maintaining platinum hair.
Into the Gloss pick their favourite reader new year resolutions.
Rocky Road Cupcakes in a cone!! How do people think of these things? I love them.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Make-up #13

I was originally planning a before and after style type post. Unfortunately, I took the before photo on my other camera and it wont connect to my laptop for some reason, so here is the finished look.



1: Apply your base as you usually would. I moisturise, use a primer (MAC Prep + Prime) and apply my Gosh X-Ceptional Wear foundation in Porcelain with a Body Shop foundation brush.
2: Fill in your brows to their natural shape. I used the darkest brown shade in my Avon eyeshadow palette and a Crown Brush UK eyebrow brush. I luckily don't have to do much to my eyebrows as they are so dark!
3: Apply an eye primer all over the lid. I used Urban Decay Primer for this look.
4: Using my 17 eyeshadow trio, I applied the lightest shade all over the lid, up to the brow bone. Use a large flat eyeshadow brush. Using a smaller eyeshadow brush, I then applied the golden shade on just the lid, avoiding the innermost corner. The next step was to apply the darkest shade in the socket line using a brush especially for the crease, and on the outer corner. Once this was applied, use what is left of the brush to fill in the lower lid, halfway to the inner corner.
5: To define the eyes even more, I used a flat liner brush (MAC 212) to apply the darkest shade to the outer corners of the eye. I then applied more gold from the centre to the inner corner on the lower lid and then the lightest shade was applied more int he inner corner. Curl lashes and use your favourite mascara (mine is Benefit "They're Real!")
6: To cover my dark circles, I applied Benefit Boi-ing with my finger, patting under the eye until it was all blended. I used a Crown Brush UK concealor brush to cover any blemishes. To set your base, apply powder matching your skin tone with a powder brush and pat on the face to avoid disturbing the make-up
7: Using a blusher brush (again, Crown Brush UK for me!), apply a pinky shade to the apples of your cheeks, blending upwards. I used Bobbi Brown in shade Desert Pink (18)
8: Highlight the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow using your favourite highlighter. I like Benefit High Beam, but I've heard great things about MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl.
9: Almost finished! For the lips, I wanted to keep them quite natural so I just used NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Red Carpet: Golden Globes 2013

No-one really wowed me this year but here are the two looks that stood out for me.

Anne Hathaway
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This simple gown showed off her toned shoulders and the colour really brightens her skin. Now her hair has grown slightly, I think this short style suits her and compliments her facial features. A great look!

Isla Fisher
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The berry shade on her lips matches her red hair and looks lovely. Beautiful gown too!

Images from Elle UK & The Daily Telegraph

Wow wow wow Emma Stone


Emma Stone for the Revlon Autumn/Winter 13 Campaign.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

FaceOn Magazine: Planet Earth

I've just been flicking through my FaceOn magazine and found these images created by MUA Carrie Tibbs and Photographer Ema Suvajac. Really stunning.

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MUA: Carrie Tibbs
Photographer: Ema Suvajac
Model: Nicola S

Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday: Take 5

Great info on primers here if you were thinking of trying some out
Thrifty storage tips to make your home unique and practicle
Valentines Day DIY's for the crafty
Check out these homemade treats for a delicious snack idea
How amazing do these cupcakes look!


Monday, 7 January 2013

Resolutions 2013

#3 Learn how to style hair

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I can straighten and curl hair using straighteners, but that's about the extent of my knowledge. It would do me good to learn something new.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Make-up #12

First time trying bold red lip for my snow white costume.


Sleek lipstick in Cherry and Stilleto