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Go Green For Envy!!

Published October 20, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Today I needed some much deserved time out on my own, since I am a full time mummy with hands full. I managed to find a short escape in which I took advantage of and got myself down town where I took the pleasure in a good book at a coffee shop. But no girl can take a trip to town without checking out the makeup in stores! Which as always leads to purchases beyond our control. 

A sneaky escape

A sneaky escape

If it was up to me I think I would probably buy the whole store! However doing this would not be wise. So I stuck to a purchase in the region of £30 however I saved over £10 in savings and offers, therefore I feel less guilty about it. 

After my usual routine of coming home and making dinner, and getting the girls ready for bed, I settled down to try out some of the products purchased. (I did not do them all as the blog post will be a million words long) 

Sticking to my “strong vibrant colours” I decided to do green, a colour that not many can pull off and has to be done to perfection to look right (IMHO) I am waaaaay with a hundred A’s inserted out of my zone eeeek! But what the heck! Good things happen out of the comfort zone right? 

I first prepped my face, using fix and perfect primer (Rimmel) I loved the feel of this product, it was almost like silk and applied beautifully. It left my skin nice and soft, which made it easier to apply my foundation and of course my B popping candy highlight serum! This is the first time I have used primers. Over time I learn new things, remember I am starting out from the bottom with makeup, so I didnt really know just how much benefits primer’s have! I soon discovered this made a huge difference to the finish of my foundation. After applying foundation I began with the highlight and contouring. I didnt need a contouring kit, as I already had one, but I saw it and thought I may as well purchase it and test it out against my cream contouring palette. (This one is powder)  Collage of contouring kit


The product is “Define & Conquer Contour Kit” By “Seventeen” not a very expensive item at all, pretty much in everyone’s budget. I applied the product as started in the instructions and do I like? Hmm, not such a huge fan! I think this is down to always using cream based products, but I must say I do prefer creams to the powder. This is the first powder contour and highlight kit I have used so I may try another from a different brand and compare. But it did the job alright, you dont need a lot of product, but it is difficult to blend. Does take awhile to get everything blended so you dont have heavy lines remaining. IMAG0819

Now for the eyes! I used minimal products for this, I didnt want to use a lot of products with the shadow been green. Thought it may of looked a little over the top and dramatic! I first applied a primer, this was Exaggerate undercover shadow primer again by “Rimmel” I picked this up the same time as the face primer on my cosmetic haul in Boots! Again this left a lovely finish, silky and smooth. When i applied the white shadow base I instantly noticed a difference as the product appeared brighter! (So thank you to all the beauty bloggers out there who did reviews on primer, all your work paid off, I eventually listened, should of sooner!) Once the white base was applied I chose 3 different shades of green dark, medium and light of course and applied the darker shade to the outer corner of my eye and working my way inwards towards the tear duct with the shades and carefully blending them. pretty simple!


I then applied liquid eye liner (Please be aware I am a million times better at applying eye liner, but I unfortunately wear glasses and could not see, I couldnt get close to the mirror either, due to a huge baby bump! Dilemma’s everywhere! But you get the idea there!) Finishing off with mascara. I used my second favorite mascara this time round!! 



Feeling a little blue?

Published October 20, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Ok, So I guess I am going a little crazy here and just going to head well out of my comfort zone and go for the most brightest, bold and vibrant colours out there! Let’s step well out of the comfort zone and start exploring the colourful side! 

B Sweet Popping Candy Highlighting Serum

B Sweet Popping Candy Highlighting Serum

I typed into google “party eyeshadow tutorial” specifically as party make up is often wild and out of the ordinary. Usually often thrown in the mix is lots of glitter and sparkle! What more could a girl want?? Bring on the sparkle!

Any way. I thought about the colour blue. I am not a huge fan of blue eyeshadow, it takes a certain skin tone, eye colour, hair colour to pull it off. I an remember back when I was 14 and I used to apply blue eyeshadow all over my eye lid and up to my brow bone with lots of cheap clumpy mascara and thought I looked amazing! Boy, how much do I cringe thinking back to them times. I avoided all blue shades after looking back at the memory. *Shudder* 

So today I am stepping massivly out of my comfort zone and going straight in with the blue.. However, this time a little more er, tamer! 


First thing first is I applied my usual foundation mixed in with B sweet popping candy highlighter. In my previous posts you will notice I mentioned this a few times this is a little tub of amazing pearly beads swamped in a mixture of clear gel once you press the pump the little pearl beads mix with the gel creating a lovely blob of sparkle! Mix it in with foundation and your face just glows like a brand spanking new face! Its amazing trust me! Best buy of the year for me. You can buy this from Superdrug (UK) priced at £14.99 however it is currently on offer for £7.49 so hurry! After applying this magic to my face and blending well I applied concealer under my eyes and blended using the blending bud. I sometimes add contouring and highlight but today I thought I would keep face products to a minimum, more due to the fact I was running out of time at this point and still had not applied my eyeshadow or filled my brows in!! IMAG0798

For my eyes I took a white pencil and coloured in the entire eye lid, blending well and a little over the crease to create a base. Taking a dark blue shadow (Mine was dark blue with shimmer) I thought using the shimmer rather then the matte would create more sparkle and wow! From the outer corner of the eye lid I applied the shadow to roughly about centre of my eye, and dabbed a little with finger to secure the shadow. Using the same eyeshadow I drew a line across my lower lash line and on the lash line. I did this to add intensity to the look. Finishing off with black eyeliner on the upper lash line, and a dab of barry m dazzle dust No.27 for the extra sparkle and then applying my favorite mascara! 3D fiber Lash Plus, never fails! 


Two tone eye shadow? What are your thought’s?

Published October 2, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I have never really been the one for two tone eye shadow’s. I saw one tutorial many moons ago with a pink and purple. it did look alright, but never really experimented with different colour’s. I recently came across a post that created a two tone eye shadow, so the thought of giving it another go spring into mind. 

I think with two tone eye shadow it is important to choose colour’s that match your out fit well and occasion. Also drawing attention to the shadow its self. You ideally want colours that go well together and blend well. Depending on the look you are aiming to achieve subtle colours are also recommended. 

I tried with pink and purples. I am currently in a pink, purple mood recently so seem to be experimenting with these two colour’s in different ways. 

What I used: IMAG0617

  • stargazer “plush purple”
  • stargazer “funky fuchsia” 
  • barry M dazzle dust No15 
  • moodstruck precision pencil eye liner 
  • 3D fiber lash mascara 

The two tone shadow effect is one of the easy tutorials to follow, making it an ideal party look, using vibrant colours or even a subtle look using neutral shades such as browns or bronzes. I used dazzle dust to finish off for under the lower lash line and dabbed a small amount in the crease of the eye lid to create a nice shimmer effect. I also thought of adding glitter cream shadow along the lash line for a liner to create a party look. 

Step 1: 

I first applied “funky fuchsia” from the inner corner of my eye up to the middle of the eye lid 

Step 2: 

I then applied the next colour “Plush Purple” along the other half of the eye lid. Taking a shader brush I then blended the colours together in the middle slightly. 

IMAG0618Step 3: 

Finishing off the look I applied the eye liner “precision eye liner in perfect” to create a small flick, using a blending brush ever so slightly with small sweeps upward from the eye liner to tone down the definition a bit of the black. Depending on look you want to achieve you can go straight across the lash line, with a added flick or just a straight line. Try experimenting with different colours, shimmers or glitters. 

I then applied mascara as normal


Bold colours and strong liners

Published September 27, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Tonight I had a go at applying strong colours such as navy blues and thick eye liners. This is out of my comfort zone as I prefer to stick to subtle colours or neutral colours which are pretty safe for any occasion. But tonight I wanted to see what dark colours looked like. 

What I used: 

Products I used

Products I used

  • B sweet popping highlighting serum 
  • Moodtruck minerals concealer 
  • Mineral touch pressed powder foundation 
  • Barry M dazzle dust No 27 
  • Seventeen eye eye “Regal” 
  • Moodstruck mineral pigment “Heavenly” 
  • 3D fiber lash plus mascara 

Step 1: 

I first applied the B sweet popping highlighting serum, for those of who have not tried this I highly recommend this product. I bought this from Superdrug at reasonable £7.49 (this is currently at offer price originally £14.99) So quite a bargin! It is a gel like formula with little beads of shimmer. The product applies smoothly onto your skin and gives a youthful glow. 

Step 2: 

I then grabbed my moodstruck minerals concealer and mineral touch pressed powder. I wet the concealer brush and dab it slightly on a dry cotton pad so the brush is damp rather then wet. Dabbing the brush into the mineral concealer then in a circle motion gently apply to the skin till an even coverage is achieved. The mineral concealer can clump a little in places but with a little pressure and keeping the circle motions it helps achieve the even coverage. Then take the pressed powder foundation and dabbing the sponge applicator into water so it is slightly damp apply the foundation. Both products work beautifully together giving an all even complexion and redness is reduced. 

Step 3: IMAG0586

I then applied a layer of dazzle dust (Applied dry) over my eye lids up to the brow bone to create a nice shimmer effect. Then taking the seventeen eye eye shadow I applied wet with a sponge applicator just on the top of the eye lid, then taking a shader brush I blended the product upwards to create a smokey eye effect. 

Step 4: 

For the lower lash line I took a liner brush slightly dampened the brush to apply the same eye shadow along the lower lash line. Only a thin line is needed. I then cleaned the liner brush and used mineral pigment “Heavenly” and applied the product just underneath the line I created and blended ever so slightly. Finishing off with mascara (3D fiber lash mascara plus) 




How to get those Shimmery Eyes..

Published September 20, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

As I venture out on my quest of experimenting with different styles of makeup and following step by step guides I came across an article promising easy five minute eye shadow looks for any occasion that are easy to follow, can do quickly and still look good! In my digging I found an article based on shimmery smokey eyes, but rather then the dark classic smokey eyes with heavy blacks/grey I found a step to guide that uses lighter shades with shimmer. I would say this look is ideal for office look or casual girly day’s in town shopping. Play around with the colours a bit and you more then likely could come up with some great creations. 


eeek no make up!!

So first thing is first no make up , fresh canvas. (I don’t often post no make up photographs but I make an exception for the blog, this just gives an indication of how well or how not so well a product works!! OH and please excuse the curlers, all that is missing is a cup of coco and my tartan slippers I must say haha! But I love the curls I get in the morning with using these and its less damaging to the hair! No heat!) 


Applied Mineral Concealer & Powder Foundation

1. Apply a light shimmery shadow over your entire eyelid as the base shade. After you’ve applied your foundation and blush, use flat eyeshadow brush to apply a shimmery whitish-gold powder over your eyelid for a sheer wash of color that gives off a gold cast. “You’ll want to concentrate the shadow at the inner corner and extend it toward the center of the eyelid,”


Moodsrtuck Addiction Palette 3 “smitten”

2. Add in some bronze eyeshadow. From the point where the white shimmery shadows stops at the center of your eyelid, apply some shimmery bronze shadow from there out toward the outer corner of your eye using a contouring eyeshadow brush.


Moodstruck Addiction Palette 3 “Ecstatic”

3. Intensify your eye at the outer corners. For dimension, mix a black shadow and a deep brown shadow shade, and then apply it to the outer corners of your eyes to add drama to the look.


Moodstruck Addiction Palette 3 “Cheeky” & “Irate”

4. Line your eyes. Give yourself a sexy cat eye to complete the look, then top it with mascara!


Fiber Lash Mascara & Precision Eyeliner “Perfect”


This one is with all the lights switched on so you see the shimmer in the corner of the eyes better!

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My October 2015 best beauty picks

Published September 18, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Again, I have been off browsing the wonderful world of the internet and magazines to find the trends for fall/winter and which ones I liked best. The one trend I have noticed a lot of is the wavy hair style. The more “sea wave” curls then the tight curl look. Hair trend seems to be long, looser waver hairstyles for a simple clean glamour look. Sure thing is the opposite of the short pixie do’s and crops! 

To get the look of loose curls:medium round brush

  • classic blow dry using a medium round brush 
  • Take thin but wide sections of the hair and spritz them with a firm hold hair spray before wrapping each section round a 1 1/4 inch curling tong. 
  • Roll each section in the same direction 
  • Brush the curls out to soften the wave 
  • Finish off with a shine serum and softer hold hair spray to keep the hair flexible. 

Now what about those nails? I personally don’t really like dark colour’s on my nails. I prefer the brighter colour’s or pastel colours. But after some digging I discovered a cooler way of a french manicure using dark colours. This style allows you to play with the dark polish trend without going completely goth. For the tips of the nail use a dark shimmery polish with a classic neutral polish for the rest of the nail. Ideal for a twist from the classic french manicure and great idea for party nails. Dark shimmery purples will work well. 

This would be my favorite so far I have seen for fall/winter 2015, that been the use of three different eye liners to really make those eyes stand out!! You can experiment with different colours and combinations to create your own custom look. For example the maybelline line express eyeliners in “Blackened sapphire” “Charcoal” and rimmel soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil in “Green shimmer” eyeliner 3

  • Use blackened sapphire across the eye line 
  • Add a layer of charcoal grey on top 
  • followed by the green shimmer pencil on top and in the inner corners 

Use a eyeliner blending tool to carefully blend in the colours and you will see a huge difference to the eyes. Remember your only limited to your own imagination with this one. So get creative and go wild. Would love to see your own creations in the comments! 

The smokey eye trend has been going on for awhile now and many still use it and yet it is looking to be a set trend this fall/winter! However I have noticed headlines such as “an easy way to do smokey eyes” “Easier way to do smokey eyes in just a couple of steps” etc.. I love the smokey eye effect and over time came up with my own combination of colours I love and use often for certain occasions. But this way I have spotted is certainly a way I am going to do it! it really is easy! Addiction palette pic

  • Take a tricolour eyeshadow palette (or a eyeshadow palette that has a good set of shades and select three colours) 
  • Apply the darkest colour (or even a dark eyeliner would work) right on top of your lash line. 
  • Let the colour merge into a slightly less dark shade on the lid.
  • Next apply the lightest colour, the one nearest to your skin tone from the top of your lid all the way up to the crease then blend all together so that the whole look seems to fade from light to dark. 

You can also add a highlighter at the inner corner of the eye for a eye widening and brightening effect. 

Liked this? Then check out www.beautychicz.com for more!! 

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It’s time to Pucker Up!!

Published August 26, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

The next collection is “Pucker up” This collection contains all you need to make your lips completely stunning in every way. Make them vibrant and stand out from the crowd. I find this collection ideal for a night out!

You can purchase this collection directly by clicking >>HERE<< 

Pucker up collection:

❤ 2 stiff upper lip lip stain’s

❤ 2 luctative lip gloss

❤ 2 moodstruck precision pencils

❤ 1 precision pencil sharpner

❤ 1 younique make up bag

What do I love about the collection products??

First, I must mention the stiff upper lip, this is a must have product in every make up collection. This was amoungst one of the first products I tried and tested and instanly fell in love and now wear it often.

❤ Long lasting

❤ Smudge proof

❤ one application lasts all day

❤ quick application, no mess, no hassle

❤ Can apply more layers for a more dramtic look

The product also dries within seconds and provides a matte appearance, sometimes I use a clear gloss over the lipstain for a more of a shine look rather then a matte.

The lucrative lipgloss is also another of my favorite lip products, I have used many lipglosses and not found one like this! The colour is very bold, has a lot of colour pigment in the gloss and I love the shape of the wand, as it is designed for easy application. Also has the added bonus of a mirror on the side of the gloss so you can quick apply anywhere.

❤ long lasting product

❤ Does not irritate my lips

❤ very strong in colour

❤ non sticky

❤ applys smoothly and hassle free

Moodstruck precision pencils are ideal for creating those dramatic eyes and lines. Each colour is very bold and makes a statement!! Your eyes literally just stand out a mile!!

❤ long lasting

❤ creamy

❤ apply nice and easy

The precision pencil sharpener is not like many other brands as the sharpener sharpens the pencils in a rounded tip rather then a sharp point.  Features a built-in shavings catcher and purple cleaning wand.

pencil sharpener