HyperSmash Hues N Blues: January 2012

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Saturday, 28 January 2012

FOTD: Naked Palette

The Urban Decay Naked palette is, admittedly, not something I reach for all that often. I find most of the colours too warm for me, and the textures are a little soft so they drop all over your face. Anyway, I was feeling summery recently so I fancied the golden tones in the palette.

I tried to make my skin look better in the full-face picture, but unfortunately I'm suffering from a bout of acne at the moment, and have a big scar above my lip I couldn't really photoshop out (with my limited skills!) Anyway, here's what I used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Half Baked (lid), Smog (crease), Virgin (inner corner and brow highlight), Darkhorse (upper lashline)
Sleek Curacao Palette -Blue Hawaiian (lower lashline), Blue Lagoon (waterline), Martini (inner corner)

Cheeks: Fyrinnae Enchant blush, Primark Shimmer Blush Hearts, Accessorize Bronzer in Monaco

My earrings I got for Christmas from my sister and I love them! They're from Tribal Style on etsy I believe. Also, you can just see the ends of my hair where I had a dye-job disaster and they turned green. Derp.

Hope you are all well :)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

EOTD: Fyrinnae Dressed To Kill

This an eye of the day I did using one of my favourite shadows of all time, Dressed to Kill. It's a beautiful olive-y green with loads of golden sparkles.

As a base I used Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Pencil in Stash, which closely matches the colour of the shadow. I often use this combination as I love it so much.

What I used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Pencil in Stash
Fyrinnae Dressed to Kill (lid and lower lashline)
Hi Fi Shadow in Bad Seed - a gorgeous golden olive green (inner corner)
Sleek Curacao Palette - the dark olive green (crease)
Sleek Oh So Special Palette - matte cream colour (brow highlight)
Nyx Candy Glitter Liner in Tangerine (upper lashline)
Black mascara

Hope you like it!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Recent Favourites

I didn't make a 'favourites of 2011' post, but I just wanted to talk a bit about some of the things I've been enjoying using lately. 

1) Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

I'm currently on my second bottle of this. Usually cleansers seem really 'meh' to me, and I either don't bother with them (just cleansing wipes), or don't stick with them for more than one bottle.

2) Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Moisturiser 

My skin has been an absolute nightmare for the past three months, so everything I put on it makes me break out in spots. This has salicylic acid in, so it doesn't clog my pores. So far it's working really well, and is quite mattifying too.

3) Shiro Cosmetics Intertube in Yo Dawg

I'm not normally one for bright or dark lip colours, but this one is a perfect dark fuchsia for Autumn and Winter. Plus the name is geekily awesome.

4) Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Temper

I got this at the Clothes Show Live back at the start of December, and along with 2 other shades of this, and 3 medium pencils, it was the first Illamasqua purchase I made. The pigmentation is insane, and it stays on so well. The other shades I got were black and silver so I haven't used them, just put them in my kit for the crazy looks I've got planned.

5) Models Prefer Automatic Eyebrow Pencil

Recently, I've been introduced to the joys of filling my eyebrows. Haha. I always used to think it made me look like a tranny, but my college tutor has changed my mind. This pencil is really easy to use and has a spooly brush on the other side for grooming the hairs and blending out.

6) Evil Shades Blush in Gossamer

This is such a pretty blusher, a soft candy floss pink with blue shimmer. Really flattering on my cool toned skin.

7) MAC Vanilla Pigment

I just have a sample of this, but I love it for highlighting my cheekbones and tearduct. It's so so pretty.

8) Makeup Whore Necklace from Tequila Star

Got from the Clothes Show Live. Self explanatory!

9) Haus of Gloi Sugar Exfoliant

Nice and scrubby, and very moisturising. Gets rid of those little bumps on my skin. This is something like my 4th or 5th jar, I love it and all the scents I've tried from them are great.

Honorable mention (because I forgot to photograph it): Philip Kingsley Elasticiser. Awesome conditioning treatment, which is completely non-greasy, doesn't make my hair flat, and makes my crunchy bleach-fried ends look smooth and lovely. Tried it in the Glossybox, but now I want a full-size, so I'm waiting til I see a good deal.

Hope you found this interesting!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

EOTD: Fyrinnae Equality

Just a really quick EOTD post from the look I wore a couple of days ago :)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Mushroom
Fyrinnae Equality
Fyrinnae Darling Misfit
Hi-Fi Shadow in Dark Star Capricorn

Saturday, 14 January 2012

EOTD: Misfit Screwdriver

Yay, I've finally had time and energy to do some makeup! The last few weeks have been really busy for me with tons of college work to be done, assessments in class, and long hours at work. So sorry the blog has been a bit quiet!

My hair is a mess and I'm not dressed yet, but oh well :p

Here's what I used:


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Shiro Cosmetics Yatta (inner corner)
Sleek Curacao palette - Screwdriver (yellow-lid), Green Iguana and Blue Hawaiian (outer lower lashline), Martini (browbone highlight)
Fyrinnae Sennyo and Darling Misfit (crease)
Hi-Fi Shadow in Allegro (lid)
Fyrinnae OMGWTF (inner lower lashline)
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black
Illamasqua Volume Mascara in Harness
Sleek Oh So Special Palette - Boxed (eyebrows)


e.l.f Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain
Sleek blusher in Suede


Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Liqueur

Hope you like it :)

Monday, 2 January 2012

EOTD: Christmas Cut-Crease

Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a good festive season and that you are well. I've been so busy, with working  on Christmas Eve, back on the 27th, then a wedding to attend. Phew! The last couple of days I have had a well-earned rest. Anyway, this is a look I did on the 23rd for a Christmas meal with friends. I've only just got round to posting it!

I'm really enjoying this kind of look lately! I like pushing myself :)

What I used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese (lid)
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green (crease)
GOSH Effect Powder in Steel (used wet on the lid)
The Body Needs Glitter in Snow Flake (lid) - doesn't really show in the photos
Sleek Acid Palette greens
Urban Decay Mildew (from Ammo palette)
Sugarpill Midori Pressed Shadow
Sleek black eyeshadow
Black liquid eyeliner, can't remember the brand, but it's not great
Sugarpill Tako pressed shadow
MAC Pigment in Frozen White (inner corner)

I like this look, it reminds me of Slytherin haha! Hope you do too :)