Friday, 28 March 2014

Inspired Makeup - AshleyMarieGaming

There are so many people out there whether they be celebrities, bloggers, friends or family that i look up to and find inspiration from their style and makeup. So I'm going to start posting inspired makeup looks from the people i like. I did one of these a little while ago of Hayley Williams, but this is going to be more of a regular occurrence. 

Today i wanted to do an inspired look from the youtuber Ashley from AshleyMarieGaming, i just think shes a great person and has an amazing style. From what i have noticed she usually wears black liner, a plainer face makeup with no bronzer or blush and sometimes a red/pinky lip. We both also have purple hair which if pretty great. So this is my own take on this.

Silver/grey eyeshadow - Avon - Used as base coat all over the lid
Black eyeshadow - Mua - Used to cover the lid and darken in the crease
Black cream eyeliner - Elf
Maxfactor mega volume mascara
Black pencil eyeliner - line the water line
Brown eyebrow pencil - Rimmel

No7 beautifully matte foundation - warm ivory
Natural collection concealer - Fair
Mac studio fix concealer - NW15
Rimmel stay matte powder - Peach glow

Collection Lipstick - Burgundy, but no exact colour
Elf lipstick - Gypsy

Hope you like these sorts of posts xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

20 beauty question

The post this Wednesday i wanted to do another beauty tag, so i found a 20 questions beauty tag, where i am going to answer them all for you.

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
I think i started out like most people where you'd use some of your mums things that she didn't really want anymore, or trying on all those lipsticks and eye shadows. I have very bad memory of what even happened yesterday so to remember that far back is hard, but i think i recall a pink lip gloss that i first had and probably some very bright eye shadow of sort.

2. Describe your perfect mascara, have you found one that fits your specification?
I have used so many different mascaras in the past, but i would say i usually go for a more volume mascara with some curl effect, and it has to have a nice applicator so you do get a clumpy effect. At the moment i am using the max factor mega volume mascara and it is one of my favourites to date, and i would say fits my needs.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer with foundation?
I like a medium coverage foundation, i don't want it to feel heavy and caked on my face but i do like a good coverage to help cover any blemishes.

4. Favourite high end brand?
I would have to say mac, I like a lot of their products and they have a large range with everything from the make-up to brushes too.

5. What brands have you always wanted to try but haven't yet?
This is mainly because i am still a student and do not earn enough to be able to afford this all the time, but i really want to try out urban decay, Nars and Bobbi brown.

6. Favourite drugstore brand?
I use a lot of drugstore brands, i would say my favourite is Rimmel at the moment, and i use a lot of their products from lipsticks, to the eyebrow pencil and also face products.

7.  Do you wear fake eyelashes?
 I have actually never tried any, but i definitely would if i had a special occasion, maybe i will try for my prom.

8. Is there any make-up you can't leave the house without?
I normally don't go out without makeup but if i had to wear a minimum i would stick to mascara and concealer. 

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
Definitely my mac eyeshadow palette, it is not complete at the moment but i am working on it and i just love it and how you can personalise it to the colours i want.

10. How often do you pick up makeup?
Some months i will just pick up things and there when i want to add something new to a collection. But recently i have been on a no makeup shopping ban so there are definitely a lot of new things i will be getting all at once to try out.

11. Do you have a beauty budget, or you spend freely?
I spend freely in the sense that i don't really have a budget as long as I'm left with some money by the end of the month, however i am good with limiting myself and no when to stop. The last couple months i have been on a ban to save money.

12. Do you utilise vouchers, cards and sales when shopping for cosmetics?
I do, anything to save money is great, i always look for the 3 for 2 offers that a lot of drug stores have, i when boots give you different vouchers for items. And i always use my student discount when i can in some shops.

13. What type of product do you buy most of?
Lip products, whether that's lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss there are always so many colours i just think you can never have too many.

14. Do you like trying new skin care products or stick to the same routine?
I am always trying new things when others have ran out. I think my moisturiser is one i will keep for a while now as i am really liking it at the moment, but as for makeup remover and facial washes they are always changing.

15. Favourite bath and body brand?
At the moment it is lush, everything just smells amazing and feels great after i have used it. But it is always changing on what i use.

16. If you could only buy from one brand, which would it be?
Of course mac, They just have a great variety of everything and i know i wouldn't be let down with anything.

17. Favourite beauty gurus?
Tanya burr, Zoella, missglamorazzi

18. Are you clumsy in putting makeup on?
 I don't think i am, I suppose a lot of people would be if you're in a rush but that's to be expected, if I've got the time, i don't think i am.

19. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Normally i would just use shampoo conditioner and then a little hairspray, but if i was using a lot of heat products for example curling my hair or straightening my hair properly then i will use a heat protect product as my hair is coloured.

20. What do you love about makeup?
I love how it can help with someones self confidence, people say oh you don't need it you're already pretty, which may be true but i feel makeup helps my confidence on how i look and give you that boost to be who you want to be. It also just can complete an outfit or look, it is so versatile and completely down to your imagination on what you want to do with it, whether it be subtle or extravagant. 


Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring Makeup

Spring is on its way, and the sun has finally started to shine for a few days, so i took this opportunity to create a new spring makeup look. I wouldn't wear this on an everyday basis to school but if i was doing something special i would definitely go for this. It involves a blue and green blended eye with big lashes, a slight blush to the cheek with some bronzer and lovely pink/nude tone lip.

Mac eyeshadow, steamy - £10 - Used as base colour
Mac eyeshadow, fresh water - £10 - blended into outer corners
Primark green eye pencil - £1.99
Max factor mega volume, black - £6.99
Rimmel brow pencil, brow - £2.99

No7 Beautifully matte foundation, cool ivory - £13.50
Natural collection concealer, fair - £1.99
Mac studio fix concealer, NW15 - £15
Rimmel stay matte powder, peach glow - £3.99
Benefit hoola bronzer - £23
Rimmel match perfection blush, medium - £5.99

ELF lipstick, classy - £1.95
MUA lipstick, shade 11 - £1


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Stationary And Organisation

This post is a little different in that i suppose you could call it a life style ish post, it is not to do with fashion, beauty or anything of the sort. It is a post on how i like to keep my self organised with school work, blogging and just the general times in between. I have also not posted in a little while as i have had far too much work and still do but managing it, just about. So with my love of pretty stationary, colours and being organised, this is how i work.

I decided to invest in a few different notebooks and planners. I got 2 plain papered notebooks from paperchase at only £3 each so super cheap, but as i like things being colourful, as i mean who doesn't, it just makes it so much more inviting, I also got some very beautiful paper from paperchase for about £1.50 which i have covered the front and back of the books with. 

One of these books i now use as a scrap book where i will start to keep all those memorable moments and a place to draw and doodle when i want to. The second is used for all my blogging needs and ideas, Its an organised place where i can write up my ideas or doodle around them if i wish so that i won't forget anything and is easy to go back too.

Now for school with all my final exams coming up in about 2 months, it soooo soon, i needed a place to help me revise with all my information, so only needing to focus on 2 main subjects with exams I bought 2 planner notebooks with tabs from WHSmith at only £2.69 each. 

One book is for psychology and the other maths, and in each sections in those books i have dedicated to a separate exam to keep everything in one place in order. Again these books were just one plain colour so i bought different packs of stickers and covered the fronts of each, and i also invested in some different coloured highlighter pens to keep this colour co-ordinated inside.