Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Two colour dip dye.

Crazy colour - pine green
Jadore - aquamarine
both £2.50

I dip dyed my hair a few times last winter, i had directions lilac (i didn't like this brand i thought the colours were weak and washed out quickly) and stargazer tropical green, this time i decided to use two colours together, i went to a hair shop in birmingham and came across these brands which i'd never even heard of before, they were really cheap and the hair examples in the shop looked really nice so i bought them. I put both of the colours on together to kind of blend them in the middle, left them on for a few minutes and washed it out, the colour turned out really well, it's extremely pigmented and so far has hardly washed out at all. I want to get the colours out now though (which im struggling to) because i have another idea of how i want to do it with more pastel colours, when i do i'll post better pics, i wasn't thinking about blogging these at the time i was just instagramming @jademcclelland

Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday #5 Things...

1. Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume - £85. I've wanted this perfume for soo long, the only reason i haven't got it is because of the price. I'm not prepared to spend that amount of money on a perfume that i don't really think is 'me', my favourite ever perfume is Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf which i've been wearing for a few years, Black orchid is nothing like the usual scents i go for e.g. Vera Wang Princess, Marc Jacobs Daisy and Flowerbomb but i just love the smell of it when i'm walking past the Tom Ford perfumes in Selfridges.

2. Revlon Photoready Airbrush - £12.99. My mom bought this foundation today and it's so lovely, it's a mousse foundation but it's a lot more runny than other foundations like Maybelline dream mousse, the consistency is quite thick when your rubbing it in but the finish feels so silky and soft. I would say it's medium coverage, it has a matte finish with a tiny bit of glitter, it feels moisturizing without the dewyness. Im deffo purchasing this when my Rimmel 25hr runs out!

3. Check shorts from h&m - £19.99. Saw these shorts at work the other day and i loved them, I think they look really autumny, Going to buy these tomorrow if my size is in stock.

4. Amber knitted scarf from h&m - £7.99. Going to order this scarf online because i havent seen it in store, love the colour of it, i think it would look good with the shorts, black tights, loafers, an off white shirt, a blazer and a huge tan bag.

5. YSL Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion - £23.50. Really want this lipstick for the packaging more than anything, i think it looks classic. The colour is also lovely, it's a peachy nude pink which goes on creamy and is really pigmented.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dainty Doll concealer

Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll concealer - £14.50  buy here

I actually bought this concealer when it was in the old packaging. It now has new packaging which i actually don't think is as nice. ANYWAY, excuse the vile eye pictures i had no make up on (obviously) so i bought this concealer in a light colour to go on underneath my foundation just to brighten around my eyes and underneath Kim kardashian style seen here
I think it makes your skin look much healither and it brightens up your face. I don't really suffer with dark undereyes too bad so i go without any sort of concealer on a daily basis but when i decide to take my time doing my make up i use this just to make my skin look more glowing and natural. I like this concealer because it's matte, it goes on really nicely, i use a benefit concealer brush to apply it and then i use my fingers to blend the edges. I'll post a picture of my whole make-up at some point to try and show how it all looks together.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid + Prep and Prime

MAC studio fix fluid - £20.50 buy here
MAC prep and prime primer - £19.50 buy here
Real Techniques Stippling brush - £11.99 buy here

I've had these products for quite some time now so i thought i'd write a quick post about them!
I decided to buy the foundation and primer because i wanted a nice full coverage foundation to wear when i'm doing something good e.g. shopping, going out etc. Basically everything other than work! For work i use drug store foundations (rimmel 24hour currently) just because i don't particularly want to spend loads of money going through expensive foundation just to wear to work.
I decided to buy the primer because i'd read such good things about it and i needed a good primer to help set my make-up as i was finding my make-up just wasn't staying on throughout the day. MAC's prep and prime is a really nice primer, it's unscented, it's silky smooth and doesn't feel heavy on your skin, it also has a small amount of glitter in it which just makes your skin glisten slightly. I've used it with a couple of foundations and i have found it does help your make-up stay on longer, it also helps your foundation blend much nicer so you don't end up looking cakey.

The foundation is also a great product. It has a matte finish which is perfect for when your going out because your skin looks completely flawless. MAC states that it's a medium buildable coverage but i think it's an extremely high coverage foundation which is why i would recommend wearing it with a primer just to help it blend. I use the real techniques stippling brush to apply the foundation because i think it gives the best finish, you only need a very small amount of product and it covers a huge area. I've tried using a foundation brush which i don't think works as well because it leaves some streaks, fingers would be fine for day wear but to get a flawless finish it definitely needs to be buffed into the skin. I would recommend this foundation so so much for people with oily skin, i sometimes get an oily t-zone which is why i like a matte foundation but even when my skin is normal the foundation still looks good, i use a highlighter on my cheeks and brow bones to make my skin look brighter and healthier. I can't say whether it would be any good for people with dry skin because i don't ever really get it. So, overall i would say these products work really well together, it has good coverage, a flawless finish and last's a fair amount of time.