So today I thought I would post about my final look from my Many Faces project with Max Factor. Incase you missed the previous two posts, I'll fill you in! Max Factor created the Many Faces campaign with Gwyneth Paltrow, which showcased her different makeup looks, from the business woman to the rock star's wife! I got the chance to work with top makeup artist Caroline Barnes to create three different looks for myself for different occasions.
My final look is the makeup I would wear to an event in the evening. I needed something that would look polished and pretty, but not take much time, as when I am in London I'm always rushed off my feet!
Caroline has really got me into creamy textured eyeshadows lately. In this picture I'm wearing Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Pen in Bronze Haze. It is a double ended pen with a dark brown cream stick one end (which I have on my lid) and a light gold the other end (which I have in the inner corners of my eyes). Even though it's an evening makeup look, because it's not for the red carpet or anything, I didn't want to put too much makeup on. I think less is more. To add a little extra definition I lined my top and bottom lashes with Max Factor Liquid Line Effect in Bronze Blaze. I used my all time favourite mascara from Max Factor, False Lash Effect. Less is more apart from when it comes to lashes!! I went for the All Day Flawless foundation, because it photographs really well and lasts all evening. We all need a foundation that looks good in pictures for an evening event! I applied lots of the Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink to achieve a rosy glow then on my lips I used the Giant Lip Pen in Subtle Coral. This is so quick and easy to apply with no lip liner needed. It's like a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss which I love.
I chose the gorgeous GlossFunky nail polish in Flushed Rose, it's such a pretty colour for Summer.
What do you guys think of this makeup look? Let me know in the comments if you like it! Now time for the picture bloopers! My friend Zoe was helping me set my camera up to take 10 pictures in the speed of light and it took me by surprise! Oh dear...
Blogging tip: don't try and take nice makeup pics of yourself with a friend in the room, especially if that friend is doing everything she can to make you giggle!
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and are having a lovely weekend :)
Recently I went to get my hair cut at Gielly Green - I needed more shape put into my hair and had heard great things about this salon. I usually have Mark Woolley from Electric cut my hair but with his busy schedule it's hard for us to both find a free day to do my hair!
The salon is on George Street which is in Central London, it is very glamorous and cool inside. It's very spacious and also has beauty rooms where you can get your brows threaded, lashes tinted etc.
I don't know the name of the girl who washed my hair, but she gave me the most wonderful head massage. Also, the reclining chair that I sat in to have my hair washed was the most comfortable hair-washing-chair I have ever been in - they are usually so uncomfortable but I nearly fell asleep in this one!
I was very lucky to have one of the owners cut my hair - Shai Greenburg. When he asked me what I wanted I said I was looking to achieve hair that bounces when I walk and has a pretty feminine shape. I am so so so happy with the cut he gave me that I think I am going to call him and say "please please please don't forget how you cut my hair the other week as I want to have this same cut again and again for the rest of my life!" I only have a couple of pics on my iphone of my hair which I will post below, however in my most recent makeup video (top ten MAC lipsticks) you can see the results a bit better. Shai gave me an incredible blow dry which I could never do myself! However I have been using the Babyliss Big Hair styler to get that salon blowdry look...I may do a video tutorial on it soon.
Since my hair cut I have been adding a couple of Gielly Green products into my hair routine. I had used them in the past but ran out so was happy to have them back in my shower! I love the repair shampoo and mask, but my favourite product of all is the Argan Rescue. It is an oil serum and just one pump revives, smooths and softens my hair without feeling at all greasy.
I highly recommend having a haircut at Gielly Green if you are in London and want your hair to feel fabulous!
You remember my Cara Delevingne makeup tutorial back in January? Well, after seeing how gorgeous she looks in the visual for the spring/summer Burberry Beauty releases, I decided to show you a few pieces from the range!
Everything is packaged in the iconic pewter metallic casing and printed with Burberry’s classic check both inside and out – even the actual lipstick bullets!
The two Lip Covers shown are Tulip Pink (left) and Primrose Hill Pink (right). Tulip Pink is a perfect ‘your lips but better’ pinky nude, while Primrose Hill Pink is a rosy red shade (not as bright as the photos suggest!) that applies quite opaque. Both have a satin finish and that amazing old-fashioned ‘lipstick smell’.
The Lip Glow in Hibiscus has no shimmer and gives lips a plum-red wash of colour that’s moisturising and non-sticky.
The Light Glow blushers are such pretty colours. Blossom Blush (left) is the perfect coral pink that I cannot wait to pair with tanned skin in summer! Tangerine Blush is paler and would be perfect for fair complexions.
The two Sheer Eye Shadows pictured are in shades Pale Barley (left) and Rosewood (right). These are both shimmery, warm shades with no sparkle.
Burberry have also released a skin-enhancing primer which can be used as a moisturiser or highlighter to give radiance to the skin. Called Fresh Glow, it’s sheer with no visible pearl or sparkle. It gives a very, very subtle sheen to the skin; similar to Becca Radiance Primer.
What do you guys think of Burberry Beauty? Aren’t the colours perfect for spring?
I get asked all the time where I have beauty treatments when I tweet about having a spray tan or a massage etc. so, I thought I would tell you guys about the place I go to. This post is sort of only relevant to people living in Norwich I guess, unless you come here just for a day of shopping in the town and relaxation at the spa.
Due to working online, I am sitting at a computer A LOT! Just like I am right now and I find a massage every 6 weeks can work wonders, not just for physical reasons but also for my mind and well being. I tried out a few different spa's in Norwich (my hometown) before finding one I was happy with and I think that if you are spending good money on a treatment you want to make sure the place you go to is like a total "zen" for you. It is important to keep going to different places until you find the perfect spa for you. I am not going to name any names but I went to a few places in Norwich that I was paying the same amount as I am at St Giles but the whole experience was just not worth the money.
So anyway, my point is, I felt the need to highly recommend The Spa at St Giles to the readers of my blog (particularly ones that live in the area) as it will save you wasting you money shopping around for the most wonderful place to go. This is such a positive post from me that I just have to state that I am in no way being sponsored to write any of this! The spa probably won't even know this post exists, but I love it there and it has become a place for me that I can really switch off and treat my body. One of the reasons why this spa is my favourite is because of the people working there, not only are the amazing at what they do, but they are so friendly and welcoming.
My favourite treatments to have are the Sienna X spray tans (they have no chemicals and last a week on my skin), any type of full body massage (they are AMAZING!) and the Ila body scrub (Ila products are incredible).
If after reading this you plan on going then definitely go on a Wednesday as they have huge discounts on treatments that day - that's the day I try and book for!
I had never had regular massages or anything before 2011 and it has made a real change to my posture and peace of mind too! If you can find the time to go even once every couple of months I think it's a great thing to do for yourself. If you go on a Wednesday I think you can get a full body massage for £30.
I would love to know what you guys do to relax and have a treat so leave me a comment below! Other things I do to relax are to take a hot bubble bath (classic but really works) or to drink Chamomile tea (it's meant to be calming!)
The perfect foundation for those of you who love a flawless finish without the feel of wearing heavy makeup.
I was a little late to get this foundation from Chanel, people have been raving about it for ages! However, I finally tried and tested it and wow - I am so impressed. I am going to try and round up this foundation for you and tell you the reasons why I love it...
It is so so so light - as in the texture is very watery (but in a good way!) yet it gives a decent light/medium coverage that lasts on my skin for a good 8 hours, even in my oily t zone!
The packaging is amazing for traveling with as you will see in the photograph that the bottle is very small (but still contains as much as in the pro lumiere big glass bottle). Also it is very light as it's made from plastic. Obviously the packaging is not as luxurious as the Vitalumiere or Pro Lumiere bottle but it is far more practical.
It gives my skin a natural looking glow without being as dewy as pro or vitalumiere.
Finally, it is sheer enough that it shows your own skin through and perfects your skin rather than masking it.
Note: This foundation is not for you if you are a lover of the "made up" look. Or maybe it would be a good "day off" foundation for you!
I will definitely be using it in some of my YouTube makeup tutorials soon so you can see how it looks on my skin :-)
Thank you for visiting my blog and please leave me a comment if you have any questions about this foundation that I have left unanswered!