Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween look Vampire-esque

Hi Beauties!

For my second Halloween look I went for a Vampire-esque look, this look involved a lot more contouring or shall I say exaggerated contouring...

So for this look you will need

  • Face paint White, Red and Black
  • Bronzer
  • Liquid eye liner
  • Pink eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Kohl eye pencil
  • False lashes
  • Red contact Lenses (optional)

Base:-  I used the white face paint applied with the sponge, making sure it dried so that you don't drag the paint.  With a Makeup brush apply bronzer on the hollows of your cheek bones and really exaggerate the lines (don't worry about blending) then run it down the side of your nose connecting the bronzer lines on the nose to your eyebrows.

Eyes:- Get a blending eye brush and dab pink eyeshadow around the whole eye socket area in a circular motion then get black eyeshadow and blend onto your top lid.  Using liquid eyeliner (I used Rimmel exaggerate) do a really thick winged eyeliner taking up most of your top eyelid then bring the eyeliner down and under your lower eyelid filling it in with more pink eyeshadow then top off with false lashes.

Eyebrows and Lips:- Fill in the front of your eyebrows with an angled brush using the black face paint making them square and prominent then getting the kohl eye pencil, place it at the tips of your eyebrows where your brow arches and do 3 flicks towards the head.
For Lips paint half a lip with black face paint and on the other side of the lip paint it red bring the red paint towards the chin as though blood is seeping.

To finish the look I used Red eye contacts.  I find using eye contacts really finished the look but you don't have to use them.

Have fun recreating this look I would love to see your versions on this look.

Happy Halloween, have fun, be safe and don't scare too many people ;)


Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Hi Beauties!!

Oh my goodness all I can say is this month I have been a naughty girl, I haven't blogged as much as I would have liked, I am going through a career change and trying to juggle my family... CHAOS!

With Halloween fast approaching I ended up doing two halloween looks as I feel most comfortable doing makeup looks.  Now my first is slightly scary ...maybe too scary for some?  I saw inspiration online and I had to recreate it....

Scary right?  So for you guys to recreate this look you will need:

  • Face Paint Red, White and Black
  • Black kohl eye pencil
  • Angled makeup brush 
  • Sponge
  • Yellow eye contact (optional)

For the normal side of my face it was just the make up I had been wearing during the day and I wiped one side of my face makeup off.

Base-  I used normal face paint that I purchased from a toy store Smyths.  Using the sponge provided and the white paint I dabbed it all on one side of my face, making sure it had dried so that I didn't drag any wet paint.

Red lines:- Now this is where you can get creative using an angled makeup brush and the red paint I drew on some red scratch marks on my forehead and filled them in, then a swirly scratch across my cheek...

Lastly teeth and eye:- The final touch using my Bourjois Kohl eyeliner pencil I drew my teeth across my face and outlined my angled dark eye, I then filled in the eye area with the black paint in the face paint palette.

Tada! All done!  to complete the look and give it that edgy look I used a yellow eye contact for more scare factor.

Quick and easy have fun recreating!


Sunday, 13 October 2013

THE AUTUMN TAG....better late then never ....

Hi Beauties!!

I was tagged waaay back in september by the lovely Betti from Makeup'Asylum she has a great blog check her out HERE.

Autumn Tag is a series of fun questions to answer about the season Autumn and what you like..... perhaps giving inspiration to others... have fun reading.

Let's get down to business...

Favourite Drink

I find this an easy one, I'm a hot drink drinker all year round I have coffees, teas, mint teas, herbal teas and so on... so when autumn kicks in I tend to Spice them up a little, I love putting in a cinnamon stick into a normal cup of tea, you know..tetleys tea bag, splash of milk two sugars AND then a cinnamon stick! Yep! Thats right, its lovely, if you're into cinnamon defiantly try this one out.

Fave Scent/ Candle

I love warm smells during the colder months, so vanilla has to win this one, its relaxing warm and cosy another favourite is a Candle from NEXT its a festive spice that you can smell in the home even when the candle is not burning here is a picture of it.

Best Lipstick?

I love deeper colours on my lips in autumn, plums, reds, deep berry, burgandys are all really nice rich colours. My favourites at the mo are Burberry bright plum and MAC Up The Amp.  I tend to wear the strong lips in the evening and tone them down for the day.

Go to Moisturiser?

With the harsh weather taking a toll on my skin I'm really into oils at the minute, I apply the Rana Argan oil and change it up with the Coconut oil then I put Clarins Hydra quench cream to lock it all in. For my body I am using the Soap and Glory 'The Daily Smooth' body butter.  I find it really moisturising and it smells divine too!

Go to Colour for eyes?

Bring on the smokey eye! That is my fave look I love to wear it with bronzed browns, nudes, plums any rich deep colour you can smoke out.  I am loving Bourjois little round pot eyeshadows.

Favourite music to listen to?

Hmmm I had a think and I definitely don't think my taste in music changes... but what I will say is that the season tends to make me feel a little sad so I tend to wack on the Adele 21 album and sing my heart out... (in the car) :)

Favourite outfit to wear?

I live in leggings, jumper dresses, big jumpers, cute skater dresses with thick black tights, big jackets Scarves, gloves, boots, long boots, shoe heeled boots, low boots..... as you can see I love dressing for the autumn season!

Autumn treat?

I love to update my wardrobe with a few newer items, I update my makeup collection and buy loads of slippers.... you can never have enough pairs of slippers right?

Favourite place to be?

At home snuggled up on the sofa with a hot drink and a good film with my little family.

I hope you have all enjoyed reading my Autumn Tag.... until next time lovelies xxx


Sunday, 6 October 2013

RANA Argan Oil my thoughts...

Hello Beauties!!

As you may know if you read my blog, that I attended The Bloggers Love Event recently.  Whilst I was there I saw many stands one of which was Rana Argan Oil.  It was run by the lovely Eylem and Neil.  Eylem talked me through their products and told me that they had sourced their products from Morocco and that they were pure and nothing else was added to them.  Eylem then put some Argan oil on my hand and I could insistantly smell the  familiar rich nutty typical argan oil smell.  Since im a product junkie I instantly purchased a Bottle of Argan oil, Bottle of Rana Toner, and a pot of their Clay firming mask.

My lovely products from Rana Argan Oil, with a face flannel and wash bag.

Rana Argan Oil

Many of you may have heard of Argan oil before, dubbed the 'Miracle oil' or 'Liquid Gold'. This is because it is one of the rarest oils in the world, found only in Morocco along the Atlas mountains from the Argan nut tree.

So why is Argan oil so good?  Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids which make it the perfect oil for any skin complaints it also protects against premature skin ageing by penetrating the skin deeper and neutralising against free radicals that age us (pollution, radiation, smoke etc).

It is also believed to help eczema, psoriasis and acne.  Argan oil is good for your hair making it shiny whilst also restoring dry damaged hair.  It can help reduce the look of stretch marks and scars and to help grow healthy strong nails.  The benefits are endless...

Now enough about what Argan oil can do for you more about what I thought of Rana Argan oil.  From looking at the bottle I know I was onto a winner. Rana Argan oil package their Argan oil in aluminium bottles, if argan oil is bottled in a clear bottle it has the risk of going off and rancid.  The oil its self sunk into my skin but still felt rich in consistancy, many companies who sell argan oil mix it with water and claim its 100% pure, it tends to smell less nutty and more 'nice' Argan oil is not supposed to smell 'nice'.  Rana Argan oil smells nutty and not so nice but thats how it's supposed to smell.
 I loved how it felt on my skin I have been using it at night, A little goes a long way so you only need a small amount, I put two drops in the palm of my hand and then press it into the whole of my face and up my neck.
Recently I have been mixing the oil in with the Rana Toner and Rana Firming Clay mask to make a really luxurious face mask.  I bought the larger bottle which is 100ml and retails at £23.00 HERE

Rana Toner

Rana toner is made from the roses found in morocco, also known as Damascena roses it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it has been known to help fade black spots (marks and scars) on the skin and clarify your skin tone, making it even and smooth.
It can also be used in the bath leaving your skin feeling supple and moisturised.

I tend to use the Rana Toner in the morning after my face wash to remove any traces of argan oil I may have on my face from the night before.

Rana Toner has a musty smell.  It comes in a handy spray bottle that I find useful throughout the day to spray on my face over my makeup ( I recently discovered it sets my makeup too).

The Rana toner came in a generous sized bottle and retails at £12.00 HERE

Clay Firming Mask

Rana Clay firming mask is also known as rhassoul/ghassoul, found and sourced in the Atlas mountains in Morocco.  It claims to heal and soothe skin, it has a high amount of natural silica that helps with acne.  It also has a tightening effect on the skin similar to botox.

When I used it I left it on for 40 mins despite on the instructions it says 10-15 mins, this should not be done as it left my face red, so I suggest sticking to the time recommended. (the redness lasted only 5mins).  As the mask dried it became rock hard on my face, I could feel it working!  When I washed it off using hot water and the Rana Argan flannel my face was the cleanest its been in a long time, I even put toner on a cotton pad to see if any dirt came off on the pad, but nothing, it was squeaky clean. My face felt firm almost like a mini face lift and everything had tightened, it closed any large pores I had.  I then put Rana argan oil after to nourish my skin.  This clay mask is by far my favourite and I can't wait to experiment with the clay.  As I mentioned above you can put the Rana toner in and a drop of Rana argan oil into the clay mask and mix together, works a treat!  This fantastic firming clay mask does what it says on the tin and retails at £13.00 for 100g HERE and since you only need a little with the water... its a bargain!

How to make Clay firming Mask

It's really simple all you have to do is get a bowl (any bowl, it doesn't have to be heart shaped :)), find a spatula or spoon and mix up with hot/warm water until a paste forms.


Here I am with my lovely looking face mask on and how the paste should look.... (yes a bit like mud :))

Just a quick note, I have not been payed to do this post nor have I been asked to do it.  It was simply because I have Moroccan roots therefor have used these products in Morocco before and know that Rana Argan oil sell authentic products so I wanted to share this lovely company with you guys.

I hope you have enjoyed my post on Rana Argan Oil and you can find all their lovely products here


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