Saturday, 26 September 2009

FOTD - Smokin'!

Hello everyone!

I'm going out for a meal tonight for my Dad's birthday tonight. I wanted to do a smokey grey eye as I'll be wearing a black dress. I kept the lips simple and only used MAC's pink fish lip conditioner.

This is what I ended up with :


For my eyes I used the beautyUK pallette in number 4 using the lightest beigey shade, the lightest grey and the black. I lined my waterline using a Rimmel Khol pencil in white. For my mascara I used the Maybelline Pulse Perfection. I'm quite impressed with this product but I'm not liking how far up the 'on' button is on the handle.

For my face I used Rimmels Lasting Finish foundation in Ivory with Perfekt transparent primer underneath (fantastic product!). I used MAC's well dressed blush on the cheeks along with a light dusting of MAC's mineralize blush in Style Demon. For my setting powder I used Duwop's Mattillume in lighter. I recently just purchased this and I love it. It's very comparable to MAC's Minerlize Skin Finish natural. Duwop's Mattillume also contains two shades - a lighter one for the whole face and a slighter darker more bronzey shade. I used both of the shades swirled together on the whole face and it gives a lovely finish.

Apologies for the bad photo! I'm having to use my blackberry for photos at the moment.

Bryden xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

GOSH Darling Dupe

I recently bought MAC's Close to real lipstick from the High Def collection. As soon as I got it I knew it reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. This was until I went to go find my Gosh Darling lipstick for a night out and realised that this colour is extremely similar to MAC's Close to real lipstick!

I do realise that a lot of the UK bloggers and youtubers have Gosh Darling but as far as I am aware you are unable to get this brand in the US. If any US people are after this shade then the MAC shade is worth a try.

I will say that the MAC lipstick is more pigmented than the Gosh Darling. Gosh Darling is also a little smoother to apply.

Here is a picture of the lipsticks alongside one another:


I hope this has helped someone!

Bryden x

Monday, 14 September 2009

A Review - Bliss Softening Socks and Salve.

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been away for a while. We have recently switched internet at the flat and I wasn't able to get online as much as I could.

I'd like to give you some feedback on the Bliss Softening Socks and Salve I started using a while ago. These socks have really made a difference to my feet. They look better and they feel better. I used them at night while I was sleeping. I did find myself waking up in the middle of the night in pain from them 'gripping' around my toes. This happened almost every other night. I can only assume that this may have been because I have reallllly small feet (size 3 1/2)so the socks may have been swamping my feet. The salve itself was very nice and I did not find it overly greasy. I have used this salve without the socks when I couldn't bear the thought of waking up in the middle of the night again! I will be repurchasing the salve once I run out. In my opinion I think the socks will work without the salve and would work with another foot cream if you weren't able to buy both.

Overall, I would really recommend these. Eventhough they did 'grip' and squish my toes as the results were very good. I am now thinking about getting some of the Softening Gloves for the winter.

Bryden xx