Sunday, 1 February 2015

Happy 1st of Feb! I'm pretty glad to see January go, it's definitely my least favourite month of the year and I'm sure I'm not alone on that. 

This month, like every, I sat down to talk through my favourite products from the month. I love filming these videos and this month was no different. I hope you enjoy watching it and let me know what some of your favourites have been this month by commenting on this post - I'd love to know! 
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How predictable am I?! 

A weekend at Disney meant that red and white spotty nails were completely essential. I did these before I left using the Bourjois nail dotting tool, a Topshop red and a Models Own white nail polish. 

Dots are so easy to do and look so impressive! If you get the pattern right they can really look like stick on nails. I like to use quite a small dot and do a row of two or three with the next line of dots in between the last... if that makes sense? 

Red and white polka dot will always look cute, but I'll let you know if Minnie herself was impressed! 
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Friday, 30 January 2015

As a self confessed red lip fanatic I was surprised when I realised that I've never filmed a top 5 red lipstick video. The fact that I had to google "Lily Pebbles Top 5 Red Lipsticks" to find out means I've probably been blogging for too long...

It wasn't that hard to pick five and I'm sure my picks won't surprise you, but I wanted to put them all in one easy video for you to watch. I hope you enjoy my red lip ramblings, swatches and all. 

So what are your top 5 red lipsticks? 
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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Back in my Uni days I would wear eyeliner a lot. Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliners to be specific. It was a luxury I'd allow myself to splurge on and I'd screw on the lid extra tight every time to make sure it didn't dry out. I remember using up all of the product until the pot of black liner was completely empty... 

I stopped using gel eyeliners years ago though, mainly out of laziness. When felt tip liquid eyeliners became a thing I found no need for a little brush and pot, so I switched and never went back. For brown liner I used pencil and for black I'd use an eyeliner pen. 

I recently mentioned this makeup tutorial and since then I had the urge to repurchase a Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. This time though instead of black I chose Sepia Ink, a deep brown.   Yes it takes more time and yes it's more fiddly, but if you enjoy spending time doing your makeup it's actually quite enjoyable. I feel like you can experiment more with the shape of your line and you can also create a softer finish, especially when you smudge eye shadow on top. You don't have to compromise when it comes to lasting power though, the gel formula lasts really well. 

It's a nice option if you find liquid liner too intense but pencil not quite defined enough. Give it a try - I reckon it's a bit like Marmite, you'll either love it or hate it. This old and slightly out of focused Lisa Eldridge video should help you with tips on how to get started! Hopefully I'll have a tutorial up soon to show you how I use gel liner on myself. 

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Long haul flight prep - tick. Ready for another weekly vlog? This week my friends and I started our new year's resolution and Anna and I prep for Beauty Chat Live! Enjoy! 

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