Thursday, 27 November 2008


There are loads of different eyeshadows out there, and loads of terms are used. I found this on a website and thought it was very helpful..

"Eyeshadow Lingo:
  • Frosted shadow contains sparkle and is high-shine. Avoid these shadows on mature skin, as they draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Highlighters are used on the browbone and at the inner and outer corner to brighten and emphasize the eye.
  • Matte shadows contain no shine and look more natural. These are good for defining eyes and using as an underlying color.
  • Metallic shadows are used shadows that have a metal finish. They create a more dramatic, nighttime look.
  • Midtones are natural colors that are swept over the eye for definition. Mid tones are usually close to your skin complexion.
  • Powder shadows either come pressed or loose and are good for blending and typically the eye shadow of choice.
  • Crème shadow comes in both matte and shimmery finishes. If applied underneath a powder shadow, it can create a more intense color.
  • Liquid eyeshadows typically have a shimmery finish, and can be difficult to blend.
  • Shimmer shadows are great for mature skin because they’re subtle enough to not bring out fine lines and wrinkles. Shimmers are also useful for highlighting.
  • Satin shadows have a finish that is in between a matte and shimmer shadow, and works well on all skin types."
Hope this explains it better for you :)



Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

After much umm'ing i decided to buy the D.W. and was so excited because i thought i was going to get amazing coverage and it would last all day. The lovely girl at the estee lauder counter and she coloured fitted me as 3pebble.

The colour is ok, it seems to be a neutral under tone, a very cool medium shade. However if i apply a little too much it can have an almost grey tint to the colour.

Now as for the coverage, its meant to last all day and be the best on the market.. But on my skin it didnt it slipped off after about 2 hours, now i dont have really oily skin, as ive said over and over im a skin type 3 (Clinique terms) which is oily combination.

It did feel nice on the skin, very soft to the touch and it did cover all my blemishes and pigmentation but it just didnt last.

So needless to say i was really disppointed.. it was a waste of money in my terms, i think im just going to stick to my Clinique Stay True from now on..

Let me know if youve tried this.


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Fill it!

Mood: content
Eye makeup colors: MAC eyeshadows, Mylar and Jest

I’m lovin’ (beauty related): Clinique Super Defence in C/O
I’m lovin’ (non-beauty related): my hair :) ive done a cute braided bun
Breakfast: Toast
Outfit: black school skirt and Pink jumper from Kookai
Quote of the day: la la laaaa
Just another manic Monday?: today will be nice.. :S
Goals this week:To finish all homework set on the same day

My wednesday for yoouuuuu

Haul coming sooooonnn!!


Monday, 24 November 2008

Le List

Mood: sad
Eye makeup colors: none, but got some black eyeliner and mascara on

I’m lovin’ (beauty related): Clinique Moisture Surge
I’m lovin’ (non-beauty related): Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Breakfast: Toast and tea
Outfit: jeans and dads jumper :)
Quote of the day: lol
Just another manic Monday?: oh god yes!
Goals this week:To finish all homework set on the same day


Friday, 21 November 2008

sad news

My gran is very ill and is in hospital, and this time wont come home :'( I wish i could be with herr but im 500 miles away and it kills me.

I love you


Thursday, 20 November 2008


My final delivery came and i now have everything that was on the massive haul list!! But im not sure if im going to do a full haul video, i was thinking i might just do a 'fave' items one to cut it down because its quite alot! lol

Sorry i havent been blogging or youtubing much, i have a lot of family problems atm :(

Love Lu


Saturday, 15 November 2008

update: self challenge

so i wanted to try to only use mineral makeup, mascara and some blush, and ive done it! Its been tough but my skin has loved the break, my breakout has almost completely stopped!

But since im working today i need to wear a full face, though i think im gonna try to cut back my full face for work.

Everyday makeup:

  • Mineral makeup
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Light eyeliner
Definately do-able ..

Lu x


.. layers in my hair :)

My commitments to Beauty

Even though i have an apparent love of all things beauty, makeup, skin care. I know that sometimes i can skip parts and lose self commitment to my beauty routines, so following many other bloggers its my turn to make a change . .

  1. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
  2. Get atleast 7 hours of sleep a night ( i know it should be 8 but its a start)
  3. Follow my skin care to the T
  4. Keep my brows under control
  5. Give my hair a health kick
  6. Cut down on the amount of makeup i use everyday
  7. Monthly facials as a treat to myself and my skin
Thats alot so ill see how i go, and give you an up date at the end of the month.

Lu x

Glamour nails

Above: Victoria
Below: Tate

Every girl in the UK shouldve been rushing to buy a copy of Glamour magazine this month to claim your free Nails Inc nail polish worth £10.50.

I was one of many women searching for the colour they want, and it was quite funny scrabbling around in WHSmith for a copy of Glamour.

I dont really ever buy Glamour, for me i stick to Elle, but how could i not buy a £2 magazine to get a gorge nail colour.

In the end i was rather greedy and bought two, i got the red colours (Tate and Victoria).

So hopefully you can grab yourself a copy before its too late..

Lu x

Thursday, 13 November 2008


Ive never bought anything from prestige before but when i saw these MSF dup i had to buy on, i bought Rich Bronze..

It is quite a light colour pay off, but it does a nice job of conturing my face and highlighting my cheekbones :)

Ive highlighted the area where i applied the Rich Bronze, so you can see it really makes the skin glow.

The packaging is boxy, but for £8.99 it does its job, im going to get the other colours when they are back in stock lol

Im definately loving this product



ok so i cant decide?


lol ive been playing with my makeup trying a different makeup mask out.. Which do you like?


Lu x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Well another £17 down the drain Estee Lauder duo lip gloss made my lips swell again.. :(

My cheek combo of the week

Bourjois bronzer and Nars Angelika

I love the really natual light affect i got with these products, however the next day i decided to add a creme blush before to add some depth so the Angelika would stand out more.



Children in need

So on friday its Children in Need, and im dressing up, luckily i only have two lessons lol, but im being a pink fairy. I have my tutu my wings everything.. then i bought 3 barry m pigments to use for makeup (all pink).. so heres a little teaser at what ill be doing..

On friday i will be uploading all the piccies from that day, plus my final look :) I love it its all so cute and very girlie!

Hopefully you like that little part of it, that was early on wait til you see what else i do with it.

Until friday...

Lu x

Friday, 7 November 2008

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

SO ignore the last post on this, it turns out i do love this stuff !! lmao

At the moment im applying it before my foundation as a primer sort of, and if i re-apply ill press it onto the area before i touch up, this just helps to freshen up my makeup keeps my skin looking glowing :) which is always a plus.

The texture is quite thick-ish but applies really smoothly on the skin.

However if i apply to much it can feel a little cakey on the skin, but as it helps me look awake and keep my makeup fresh i can live with it. LOL

So far i have the blemish control, and Beauty Flash Balm, so im starting to build my little collection up,

Clarins Wish List:

+Ultra-matte rebalancing lotion

+Lotus face treatment oil

+Gentle facial peeling

+One step facial cleanser

+Delicious self tanning cream (body)


Fake tan

Ok so ive tried loads of fake tans, i alwasy go for a mousse fake tan but ive been brave and went for a lotion, and i dont know why ive been so uneasy about using a lotion because not onlu is the colour pay off more intense and even in tone.

It does take longer to dry, and can feel bit sticky but considering atm im golden brown its worth it..

Its by Clinique in Deep £15.00 per bottle, i will definately will be re buying and re buying . . ! =D

Has anyone else tried this what? and what do you think about it ?



Wednesday, 5 November 2008

MAC online order

  • #224 Tapered Blending Brush,
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Grain
  • Pp Eye Shadow - Small, Steamy
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Deep Truth
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Gorgeous Gold
  • Pp Small Eyeshadow, Greensmoke
  • Pp Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow, Crystal Avalanche
  • Pp Eye Shadow - Small, Black Tied
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Silver Ring
  • Lipglass, Revealing
  • Creations Hue, Pinkaura
  • #136 Large Powder Brush
  • Lash, #36
  • Lash, #33
  • Concealer, Nw25
  • Iridescent Powder, Golden Bronze
  • Lipstick, High Tea
  • Satin Lipstick, Cherish
  • Pp Velux Pearl Eye Shadow, Gorgeous Gold
  • Sheertone Blush, Trace Gold
  • Shadestick, Sharkskin x2
  • Paint Pots, Bare Study
  • #134 Large Powder Brush


So ive been wearing my new NARS blushes for a few days now, and i really love the texture on my skin, they blend so easy, and they are very long lasting, especially Crazed i have found that i only need a touch of the blush to get a gorgeous flushed affect on my cheeks.
Im really loving this blush, definately going back to SPACE NK this week to pick up super orgasm!!

This is turning into such an addiction :)

Whats your fave blush by NARS?



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