Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween NOTD : Bullet Hole and Dripping Blood

I love doing nail art, but haven't had any time recently. With Halloween coming up I just had to do some spooky/gory nail art.

I've seen a few people do something similar, but came across this image on pinterest and decided to recreate it. I love the added bullet hole.

I'm going out on Wednesday and dressing up as dead riding hood, so will probably be sporting these nails.

What are your plans for Halloween?

Gem x

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Collection Gothic Glam Lipstick in Scorned - The Perfect Lipstick for Halloween

^The colour in the bullet looks a lot darker in real life. My camera seemed to pick it up a lot more purple, and photoshop couldn't fix it^

I was browsing in Superdrug the other day and I spotted the new Gothic Glam Collection by, um, Collection.

 I was on the look out for a deep plum lipstick and this is definitely deep. Its so dark, there is no way I would wear this on any other occasion other than Halloween. That being said, I have used this lipstick with a lighter purple to deepen the colour and it looked great.

The formulation is great, it lasts a good amount of time and it smells really nice. For £2.99 these are a bargain and I really want to try the deep red colour, perhaps that would be more wearable day to day.

Heres a picture of me wearing it, sorry the quality isnt great its from my iphone.

Gem x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Autumn NewLook Wishlist

Like everyone else, I am looking for some new clothes for my autumn wardrobe. I was browsing through the New Look website and decided to share a few of my favorite items with you. As you can see I am loving darker colours now autumn is here. I particularity love the floral dress, I think it would look lovely with thick black tights and a chunky knit cardi. It would also look lovely in spring, making it really versatile.

Please note that this is not a sponsored post, I am just loving New look and wanted to share!

What is your favorite store to shop in for clothes?

Gem x

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Benefit World Famous Neutrals - Sexiest Nudes Ever - Review & Swatches

I was lucky enough to receive a £20 Feel Unique voucher a while ago, and when I realized they sell Benefit Cosmetics I knew exactly what I wanted to get

These kits have been out for a while now, I already have the Most Glamorous Nudes Ever and absolutely love it, so wanted to add another to my collection. The Sexiest Nudes caught my eye because the colours are so pretty. 

Purple is not the colour I would usually go for, but I thought I would try something a little out of my comfort zone and I'm glad I did.

The powder shadows have the right amount of pigmentation and the Creasless Cream Shadows really do last all day. I think I may have to purchase the full size Bikini-Tini, its perfect to use on its own or under shadow.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes their neutrals but are looking for an alternative to browns and beige. The kit is perfect for creating glamorous daytime and evening looks.

Gem x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Stargazer Cosmetics

A little while ago I was kindly asked if I would like to try some Stargazer Cosmetics products. Of course I accepted, I had never tried anything from the brand before and was intrigued.

They are on the cheaper end of the makeup scale, and you all know how much I love my budget brands. I was sent a lovely selection of products and I really like them all. My favorite has to be the eyeshadow, its so pretty and  perfect for using as an inner corner highlight.

The lipsticks are a little tougher than some to apply, but they are matte and they have really good lasting power, as does the blush. The eyeshadow pen needs a primer and is best when used under a powder eyeshadow. The nail polish is amazing and will be featured in an upcoming NOTD.

Below are swatches, and you can see the lipstick on my lips.

As you can see, all products have great pigmentation which for me is such an important thing. I would thoroughly recommend checking out Stargazer Cosmetics.

Gem x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips: Review and Lip Swatches - Pink Punch & Cherry Me

After taking more than a month off due to personal reasons, I'm Back!

 I have lots of lovely makeup and fashion-y things I want to share with you, but I thought for my first post I would share my thoughts on something I have been absolutely loving lately.

These have been hyped up a lot within the blogging world, but from the blogs I follow I have seen mainly negative reviews. I absolutely love these lip balms, they feel really moisturizing and smell amazing.

The colour is buildable: I swipe them on my lips a few times to get the maximum effect but if you wanted less colour just swipe once. Excuse the mug shots, but I wanted to show the product on the lips and how lovely they look!

Side note: I am wearing Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the pictures, I have rediscovered my love for it. It photographs beautifully and looks great in person - it is such an underrated foundation!

They are very moisturizing and feel lovely on the lips. The moisturizing effect doesn't last an amazing length of time, but if I don't eat or drink it lasts around 3 hours.

For £2.99 these are great, and I thoroughly recommend these two colours. I want to pick up the remaining colours and then maybe try the colourless one. I have tried a lot of lip balms, and I can safely say that these are my favorite!

Have you tried these yet?

Gem x


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