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Spring Nails Update.

Hey there,

This is going to be a quick post/notification of new spring collections (a la nail varnish)!

These are the new essie ones (my favourite), and they cost around £9 a bottle. They are available off ebay, asos, liberty’s and selfridges. Click here for the official site.

Here is the new O.P.I. spring range…

Below, there’s a special collection – ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is inspired by Tim Burton’s new film – these sell for £9-£10, and they’re a pain to find, so i would recommend buying them online. Click here to look at a UK authorised opi retailer…

And here are the chanel ones…£13 a bottle…i’d recommend scavenging on ebay…

So, the main colours this spring are nude, pretty, and soft (apart from O.P.I’s extra collection!) I’d recommend starting afresh this season with a lovely new nail polish – maybe you can buy one per season and build up a collection yourself (this is what i’m currently doing). My pick is Essie’s ‘Lilacism’ (the second one to the right on the first picture).

Remember to apply a base and top coat with any nail polish, but most importantly, have fun with the colours!

If you have any feedback, feel free to comment below.

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Tamara

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School Makeup – Yes Or No

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Now for some people, wearing makeup or not can be a nightmare and I know the feeling too well, so I thought I would update you guys on what I truly believe is the right way to go about it.

So, in most schools, makeup is not allowed but we still wan’t to look nice. Though most people hate leaving the house with no makeup on, I think it is great to give skin a break. I particularly find that after months of wearing makeup constantly, my skin doesn’t feel up to scratch – even if I remember to remove and moisturise every night – which I find during the school week is particularly hard. I also feel that wearing mascara all the time weakens lashes which I HATE, me being a lashes junkie. So here i give to you the answer to your weekly problems.


Skin -I just wear tinted moisturuser which looks almost as good as foundation, leaves your skin soft and there’s no hastle as you do not have to remove it at all! Now if I am having an ugly day, I do apply concealer and blush so I look more lively than I feel. The only downside is it needs removing later.

Eyes -To me eyes are most important makeup-wise, and cannot live without black pencil eye liner. I use white eyeliner, as me and Tamara always bang on about, along with the tiniest amount of brown shadow liner under the lower lash line – being eyeliner it’s so tough to get of in the first place I don’t often bother… For lashes I really use the week as a time for my lashes to recover and apply NO mascara. I do on the other hand, curl my eyelashes daily to enhance them naturally.

Lips -I find that lipstick and gloss doesn’t last well in school – unless you have found one that will last (please comment and suggest one if you have!!). Personally, i think it’s not worth it, so I carry around with me Nivea Lip Care so I can re apply gloss, keep my lips soft and not get told off all at once.

So there you have it – tinted moisturiser, white eye liner, brown shadow liner, an eye lash curler and a lip balm! No serious removing is needed. Unless it’s an ugly day. 😦

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Charlotte

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Burnt Copper – Picture tutorial

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Flicking through my Marie Claire, apparently with 2010 comes the trend of soft browns. So I took this look and adapted this look which can be boring. This look was demonstrated on Charlotte – bribing was required…

First, I primed the eye with pressed powder, and applied the lighter, gold end of the eye crayon all over the eyelid (The pencil i used has been discontinued, so i’d recommend using barry m’s glitter eye crayon in Gold).

Then, I applied a copperish eyeshadow (from my new ‘Manly’ 120 colour palette) on top of the gold base. Then i used a stiff eyeshadow brush (mine’s from B which has sadly closed 😦 ) and dragged the copper shadow down to my tearduct and halfway along the inner half of my lower lash line.

To add contour, i then applied a soft, shimmery brown to the outer crease of the socket, and gently filled in the outer corner of the eye.

Then i darkened the corner with the opposite side of the pencil (I’d recommend barry m’s glitter eye crayon in Bronze). I drew in a triangle in the outer corner of the eye – by dragging the pencil from the outer corner to a quarter of the way in along the upper lash line, then up, stopping at the crease and finally, following the crease of the eyelid, drawing a line back to the outer corner (If you don’t understand it, read it a couple of times, and follow directions with your finger. Fill in the ‘triangle’, and blend in with the eyeshadow with an eyeshadow blending brush.

Then, I used the same brown eye crayon and filled in the outer half of my lower lash line, and blended that with the previous eyeshadow colour with the stiff eyeshadow brush.

Then voila!


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Tamara (With a bit of Charlotte’s input :D)

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The New Liquid Liner

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I ordered MAC’s fluidline in Blacktrack, which is a gel liner. It came with a small liner brush which is easy to use, and works well with the product.

I just tested it now, and I LOVE it. It is extremely easy to apply, and is the best eyeliner i’ve ever tested!

As you can see in the picture, the liner puts emphasis on the eye, and makes them look bigger. I started with the MAC liner, and applied it with the mini brush that came with it. Then, I lined my bottom waterline with a white pencil eyeliner (I used a cheap £3 Rimmel one!), and lined my top waterline (eeeek) with a black pencil eyeliner (I used bourjous Khol and Contour, £4.29). To finish off the look, I used a ‘LustDuster’ in Nugget by Benefit (£13.50) with (my favourite!) jeweled eyeshadow brush from B (£12.70, hurry though, because B is closing soon :() and applied it all over the eyelid and over the brow bone (for added highlight), and to finish, i applied it over the tearduct area.

I hope you found this review useful, and I hope you like the look!

If you want to suggest a look, or have anything you want to say, feel free to comment.

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Tamara

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Simple Yet Fabulous (eyes)

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Now although we want to look like an A lister all the time, some people have the talent whilst others are just starting out. Tamara is great at makeup whereas I haven’t quite developed my skills yet, so I thought I’d throw something together – an easy look that anyone could do, and still end up looking great.

I thought this look would be great for christmas or going out maybe – let me know what you think….

Ok, so I started of with my mac eyeshadow in ELECTRA frost (any silver matt eyeshadow will do) and covered the whole eyelid. Then I found a more sparkly silver eye shimmer which actually came in a set of three pots from Sainsbury’s branded L&B but any shimmery silver will be fine. Using quite a lot, (I used my finger, a brush would’ve been better though) I covered just the lid with this (going right up to the brow bone for highlight). Then, with an eyeshadow brush, or if you’re like me and you dont have one, just use a regular Q-tip and dab it in the shimmery shade, then apply under the lower lash line.  Also, using your fingers, drag the silver shadow from the outer corner of the bottom lid to the tear duct area (Me and Tamara like to do this with a gold but for this look, keeping with the silver works best). By now, all around your eye should be covered in silver. But lets not forget eyeliner…

Like we always say, on your bottom waterline, (the skin inside your eye) use a white liner pencil to open up your eyes and make them look waaay larger (Be careful though – you don’t want the white to look obvious). Then I used L’oreal’s Khol pencil in indigo blue (this is such a great shade for any eye colour)  as normal, apply on the lower  lash line and the upper lash line. The colour looks stunning with the silver and made my eyes POP.

I finished the look with, of course, my favourite mascara(for our list of favourites, see our mascara blog) so I used false lash effect mascara by max factor, and applied it very lightly and then curled my lashes (any curler will do). I applied a lot more mascara and applied L’oreal telescopic on top to give volume and length. So…TA DA! 😀

I hope you like this look (remember anyone can do it) leave your comments and thoughts on anything below. x

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Charlotte

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Look Of The Week – Golden Glow

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This weeks look is ‘Golden Glow’, and it’s hopefully enough to bring you out of your winter blues!

I modeled this look on Charlotte, and used my new shimmer quad from The Body Shop, and also tested out a bronze shimmer crayon (Jumbo Crayon in Matisse by Luminous).

I recently was given the body shop shimmer cube in warm (£15.65), and i think it’s FABULOUS. They’re versatile, and blend well with other shadows. The colours are quite earthy, and are great for adding a bit of glitz to your daily makeup routine. But, the colours themselves aren’t that pigmented, and the powder doesn’t stick to the brush amazingly well. Overall, it’s a great, long-lasting product, which is good for people who don’t usually use eyeshadow.

First, the light pink shade. This can be used as a highlight for a neutral look, or used on it’s own if you fancy some shimmer. Then we have the medium/grayish brown, which is excellent for contouring the eyes. The bronze shadow really brings out the rest of the colours, and is great for enhancing every eye colour (brown in particular). The darkest shade can be used to intensify the look by applying it on the outer corner of the lid, or, as a liner shadow with a wet liner brush.

If you want to suggest a look, or if you want to have your say, feel free to comment.

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Tamara

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