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Monday, 18 October 2010

Youtube Tutorial - Venomous Villains Tutorial One

Hey guys!

Just a quick blogpost so that you guys know all the products I used in the actual tutorial! =]

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- MAC Paint Pot - Indianwood
- MAC Eyeshadow - Sweet Joy (Cruella De Vil - Venomous Villains collection)
- MAC Eyeshadow - Vainglorious (Evil Queen - Venomous Villain collection)
- MAC Eyeshadow - Coppering
- MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
- E.L.F Studio Eyebrow Kit - Dark
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara

- Johnson's Daily Essential Day Facial Cream (For Dry Skin)
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15
- GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Primer
- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer - NW35
- E.L.F Mineral Booster - Sheer

- MAC Lipglass - Devilishly Stylish


Friday, 15 October 2010

Miscellaneous: Long week =[

First things first, I have to say a BIG congrats to Renthead2400 for winning my first ever contest! hehe

Now let's move on to less important ramblings...

I am so thankful to say that this week is OVER! It's gone fast but none-the-less it's been a long, hard week.

I can't even begin to tell you what I did on Tuesday because I simply cannot remember anything about that day - it was the only fast day of the week.

I only realised how slow time has been going when I checked my diary today and realised I've only been back at uni for THREE weeks. It feels like it's been sooooooooooooooooo much longer - and I've got an even longer week next week because I have a 3 hour lecture everyday, plus two 7 hour shifts at work. I can safely say I'm gonna be knackered. The good thing is that while I'm busy with uni and work, the week tends to move a little bit faster. Time slows down, don't get me wrong but when you get to Friday you're like - where the hell did Monday go?!? Lol

It's getting a lot colder in London too, which is something I'm actually quite apathetic about at the moment. I normally like the cold weather because I like to wrap up warm and snuggle into a chunky knit scarf that just feels like a blanket around your neck - but it's not THAT cold enough yet. It's just cold enough to make sure you wear a jumper/jacket. So yes, I want it to get colder because this weather is stupid and I wanna wear my chunky scarves!! Lol

I also started a diet this week, because I have decided it is time for me to lose weight. =] 
I started on Monday and I've stuck to it so far. I'm not normally one to eat looooooads of chocolates and crisps or anything but when you know you have to cut them out completely, you start to walk past every shop that sells them thinking 'One won't do any harm - NO NO NO musn't go in' lol... and so far my will power has served me well and I haven't touched a single chocolate bar or packet of crisps this week. Let's just hope I can keep this up. Teehee. 

Last but not least, because this week has been so busy for me I haven't even got round to editing any of the videos that I filmed over the weekend. One of them being the long awaited and most requested: 'How do I do my eyebrows' video. I WILL edit them this weekend though, and I will also film more and edit THEM too - so I may just give you guys a real good dose of tutorials this weekend - maybe a Q&A video 'cause I have sooo many bloody questions to answer from my contest. I also have to start doing Halloween tutorials since they've been requested - it's late, I know. But better late than never, huh?

So, to sum up this random ramble about my week:
1. It's been a long week =[ - but next week will be even longer ='[
2. It's got cold =], but I want it to be colder =D
3. I'm on a diet ... that I'm actually sticking to! Lol =D
4. Keep a look out for a bunch of videos from me this weekend hehe =D

I'm actually surprised that I haven't managed to rant on about something awful in these miscellaneous random rambles lol... should I call them 'Random Rambles' from now on? Lol... It seems like a much more fun name for these kind of things! xD

Anyway... Have a great weekend and I shall hopefully have those videos up on my youtube channel this weekend too! =]

Lots of Love,


P.S. I also finished reading my book this week and if none of you have seen the movie 'My Sister's Keeper' my dad recommends it. I haven't seen the movie but that's the book I finished this week and it's real good. There's a real good twist at the end. (My dad told me this because he watched the movie so obviously my nose was in the book every chance I got to read it - and it did actually turn out to be a good twist hehe)

Au revoir my lovelies!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

MAC Haul: Venomous Villains - Maleficent

Okay so the last part of this wonderful collection is inspired by the evil Maleficent. She became famous for her role in the 1959 animated Disney movie 'Sleeping Beauty'. She casts a spell on Princess Aurora to 'prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die' on her 16th birthday. She does this because she wasn't invited to the Princess' christening... really? Is that a reason to be so meaaaaan? Lol

Fortunately for Princess Aurora, she doesn't die but only falls asleep until her 'Prince Charming' arrives to kiss her awake. If only we all had a Prince Charming huh? So... technically, the curse is in Princess Aurora's favour and like all good Disney movies, there's a happy ending. Woot woot!

Anyway... I only got two lip products from this part of the collection because the mineralize shadows didn't really stand out to me since I'm not a big fan of mineralize eyeshadows (Mineralize Skin Finishes yeah sure - but the one mineralize trio eyeshadow that I have, I've only used ONCE =[ )

So here's the lipglass in 'Wrong Spell' - AND FYI ... I didn't think I would like this much but I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! =]

Okay so in pictures this comes off pretty plummy but it's not as plum as it's coming off. It's actually a pretty dark brown with gorgeous shimmer running through it. It is a beautiful colour, really.

Next up is the lipstick in 'Dark Deed'. Amplified finish. 

This is coming off it's true colour! It's described as a dark brown plum on the MAC website I think but it's actually, in my opinion anyway, a really dark brown red. It's quite a fair bit darker than dubonnet but similar in the sense that they're both browns with a strong red undertone. Or would it be the other way round? I'm not too sure lol. Either way... it's a gorgeous, gorgeous colour!

To see what I got from the other parts of the collection click on the links below:

For a better, more in-depth review on ALL the products in this part of the collection check out Pinkiecharm's video!

MAC Haul: Venomous Villains - Evil Queen

Mirror, Mirror
On The Wall
Who's the fairest,
Of them all?

The famous words of the Evil Queen from the 1937 animated Disney film 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

I think it'd be a great idea if MAC had to pair up with Disney again, they should have a collection based on the 7 dwarfs haha =P

Anyway... the first item I bought is the eyeshadow in 'Vainglorious' :

I do really like this colour. It's a frost so colour pay off isn't great but it's still a really lovely colour. I filmed a tutorial using it today... and using 'Sweet Joy' from Cruella De Ville as well - perfect for fall and winter. I believe this is a close dupe of Cranberry my MAC =]

Next up is the blush - and this is my FAVOURITE product from the whole collection. It seems to be famous with everyone else as well since it was sold out within hours of the collection going up on the website. I actually had to wait 'til it was out in stores, go to my nearest store for opening time and snatched it straight away. 

This is a Matte blush called 'Bite of an Apple' and it's a really dark coral red colour. Great against my skin tone and would look amazing against darker skin tones too. This would look super super pretty on lighter skin tones as well, but use a light hand other wise you're headed for a right disaster ... although it would be VERY 'Snow White -esque'.

The last thing I got from the collection is the lipglass in 'Strange Potion'

This is a pretty sober coral colour. It is very very pretty. I definitely like it. At first I thought it was a little too bright against my skin tone but it actually works really well, so I'm happy about that hehe.

To see what I got from the other parts of the collection click on the links below:

For a better, more in-depth review of ALL the products in this part of the collection check out Pinkiecharm's video!

MAC Haul: Venomous Villains - Cruella De Ville

First up; Cruella De Ville. Personally, I think she's the meanest villain since she skins puppies for their fur! *shock horror* ... Mean, mean lady. She was of course, made famous by the 1961 animated Disney movie 'One Hundred and One Dalmations' and then obviously later on in '102 Dalmations'. 

The first thing I purchased from this part of the collection is the eyeshadow in 'Sweet Joy':

This colour is extremely similar, if not the same, to Ricepaper. So if you have ricepaper than you can skip on this, unless of course you like the packaging. I know the picture of Cruella on the actual eyeshadow plastic packagaing isn't exatlty gasp-worthy but I wanted to get it anyway because I like Cruella (not because she skins puppies but because she is in fact the most evil! If that makes any sense?)

Left to right: Sweet Joy, Ricepaper

Can you see a difference?

Next up is the blush: Darkly My Dear

This is a matte blush and I have to say that I have an undying love for matte blushes, so obviously I love this blush! It's such a great colour. It slightly reminds me of the ELF Blush in Coy but Darkly My Dear has WAY better colour pay off and actually shows up against my skin tone! It's sort of a midtone pink/brown with a very SLIGHT plum brown undertone. So yeah, big thumbs up. 

Okay, so the third thing on my list from the Cruella De Ville section is the lipglass in 'Devilishy Stylish' (if I was doing this haul on camera I guarantee you I wouldn't have been able to say that haha):

Described on the website as a 'light nude with pink pearl'. This is great to use alone on your lips for  shimmery, glossy, simply sexy lips. The picture of Cruella on the lip gloss tube is probably the best one out of all of her pictures on any of the products in her part of the collection. Why? Because the puppies are so darn cuuuuute! hehe

Last thing I got is the lipstick in 'Heartless' ... now this lipstick is a red lipstick to DIE for! 

Speaks for itself right? This has an amplified finish so yes, the colour is similar to Ruby Woo... but I prefer it because the colour pay off is a lot better and it applies way easier!

To see what I got from the other parts of the collection click on the links below:

For a better, more in-depth review of ALL the products in this part of the collection check out Pinkiecharm's video!

MAC Haul: Venomous Villains - Intro


I looooooooooooooooooove Disney so obviously I had to invest in this collection. I must admit that I think MAC, along with Disney, could have done a lot better where the products are concerned. But the packaging (and by that I mean the boxing) is amazing! Instead of sticking cartoon versions of the characters on the box packaging they've made each character into art and used the sketches. I love that this collection has the possibility to bring out the kid in all of us. The child in me never has really disappeared, and this collection just brings back all the memories of me sitting in front of the TV thinking "Eurgh... I hate you Cruella De Vil. COME ON DALMATIONS!! RUN RUN RUN!!" 

Anyways... let's talk about what I got from the collection. So, this collection is inpspired by four of the villains from the beautiful Disney world: Cruella De Ville, The Evil Queen, Maleficent and Dr. Facilier who is from the more recent Disney film 'The Princess and The Frog'. I didn't purchase anything from his part of the collection because nothing really caught my attention and well, let's face it, the character on the packaging is a big deal in this collection. I know it is for me! Hehe :P

Click the links below to see the seperate blog posts I've posted about what I got from each part of the collection:

Miscellaneous: Update - on everything... and my babies! =]

Hey guys!

I know, I know. Where have I been right? The last couple of weeks have been crazy, more so this last week because it's been the last week of my Naked Palette contest AND it was an even week at uni, meaning I had a lecture every single day. On top of that I had work - so by the time I got home it was around 10pm and I was worn out. I did however, force myself to go through the contest entry comments - and on the second last day I received over A THOUSAND comments - it took me AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGES to go through them all - note down all the questions and requests, but I got there eventually. 

So yes, that is my excuse for not being around for the last two weeks. That and the weather here in London has been horrid, and when it rains, I feel down and not really in the best mood to do any videos. Plus, because it's so gloomy, the lighting isn't great to do tutorials when the only time I can do them is in the morning when I'm getting ready to go to uni ... and that's at like 7:30am!! And that's just way to early for me to talk about how I put on my make up. But I swear, on my odd weeks (I know odd weeks and even weeks means nothing to you guys reading this, just know that my even weeks are the busiest weeks for me =[ ) I will do as many videos as I possibly can. 

Moving on... I would like you guys to meet my babies. And no, I'm twenty years old - too young to have baby let alone babies! Lol ... They're not actual human babies, they are these:

Me To You bears - These are all my babies! :P hehe

And notice how I even have two of the same one haha :P ... I got them two for Christmas from two of my friends lol. The others I got from other various loved peoples :P ... Some of whom I don't even speak to any more but these gorgeous creatures are too precious to give up. They're way more precious when they're given to you by someone you love - so I've never bought my own. I just make it known to people that I love them =D ... haha :P

I really want some of the blue nosed friends though... THOSE I might have to buy for myself haha

These are my bigger babies. The ones who don't rely on cardboard to hold 'em up so they can't sit on my window sill and on other various surfaces in my bedroom. Instead, they share my bed with me! =D And I love them just as much hehe ... And I know that Jersey Bear (the brown one) isn't a Me to You bear but it's still one of my babies hehe

Yes, I may be sad... but there are four things in my life that I will never let anyone or anything hurt:
My Me To You Bears
My Makeup!
My phone...

...And obviously, the people I love the most, which personally is my number one priority! ... 

... So again, yes I'm sad, but at least I have a heart =P

Have a great weekend guys and keep a look out for my contest winner video... it should be up within the next few days coz remember, if random.org gives me a huge number since I have received over SIX THOUSAND COMMENTS, I have to count each and every comment 'til I get to that one!! Lol... But I will do my best to get it up as soon as possible so please bare with me! =D