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My name is Jo I am in my 20s and officially a makeup beauty Addict. I have always loved playing with makeup. However It was at the beginning of this year that I finally discovered my passion. I first got into makeup in a big way when I searched for something on Youtube. I typed in the search and found all these girls talking about and experimenting with makeup. From that day on I was hooked. I have made a couple of really good friends on youtube who encouraged me to start blogging. So as I am unable to make videos myself here I am. It's early days but I have some interesting things to come. If you have anything to say about any of my posts please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks Jo x

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Mac shadow Palette as of now (Pinks Purples Reds)

Here is the final post for my ' Mac Palettes as of now' Series, however I am hoping to get some more shadows for christmas so I will probably do some updated versions soon after that.

As you can tell by the title this is going to be my Pink Purple and Red eyeshadows.

Top Row
Shale Satin
Maira's Magic Satin
Vibrant Grape Satin
Violet Trance Matte
Middle Row
Sketch Velvet
Sushi Flower Satin
Purple Shower Satin
Bottom Row
Star Violet VP
Swish Frost
Fashion Groupie Star Flash

Friday, 27 November 2009

Mac Eyeshadow Palettes As of Now (Blues and Greens)

This is the 2nd post in my Mac Palettes Series. I hope you enjoy.

I won't be going into quite as much detail in this post because I don't want to sound too repetitive.

You may notice I have titled this 'Mainly' Blues and Greens. This is because there are a couple of shadows with no proper home.

So without further Ado, Here is the Palette.

Silver Thorn V P

Club Satin
Tilt Frost
Haunting Satin (I think)


Juxt Satin
Humid Frost
Strike a Pose StarFlash

Rated R StarFlash
One Off StarFlash
Deep Truth Frost

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Mac Holiday Collection

As some of you may be aware I put myself on ‘Project No buy’ recently. I decided I was spending way too much on makeup and beauty products. I thought as Christmas is on the way I had better save some money to spend on presents.

I was chatting to a friend of mine about it, (he always laughs at me because of the amount I spend) and needless to say he didn’t think I would last more than a week doing this, so I was determined to prove him wrong lol.
He said he would give me 4 weeks before I bought anything, but he didn’t think I could do it. Much to his surprise I did the 4 weeks...pretty easily actually. (Yes he was very impressed lol.)
As I wasn’t having big withdrawal symptoms I decided to carry on to see how much longer I could last, just for my own curiosity and to save more money. I think it must’ve been a good couple of months before I really started wanting to go shopping.
At this point I think my friend was getting a bit concerned lol...He even said once ‘I think you should buy makeup now.’ As you can imagine I found this very amusing. However I was determined to keep going.
I knew when I was breaking because I started to look at the Superdrug, Boots, MAC, Urban Decay websites a lot more regularly.
Eventually I got back to a reasonable amount of money in my ‘Spending Account’ just as the Mac Holiday collections came out. I knew there was quite a lot that I wanted from these specific collections so I decided this would be a good time to allow myself a ‘little’ spend up.
I ended up spending more than I would normally for the amount of products I bought, this is because the holiday collections are more expensive because it has a lot of kits and palettes...However this also means you are getting a lot for your money.)

It was for this reason that I decided to only get 4 of the things I wanted. (It was still a lot of money though. :( ) I may ask for some of the other things for Christmas.
In this Post I am only going to tell you what I got from the collections. I will do more posts in the future and tell you more about the individual items.
I got 1 of the eye shadow Palettes. There are 4 of these in the collection. They each come with 6 eye shadows and a Mini 213 brush.

I was finding it really difficult to choose which one I wanted as I would’ve quite happily bought all 4 if I could afford to do so. I ended up choosing The Sorceress Palette.
I also got 1 of the 2 lip bags and 1 of the 2 eye bags, again I would’ve loved both of each but in the hope of saving money I had to choose.
Each of the lip bags come with a lipstick, Dazzle Glass and Lip Pencil. These come with a silver coloured reflective bag with pink lining. These Bags are very handy because surprisingly you can fit a lot in them (this is the same with the eye bags but they have blue lining...well the 1 I have does.
I decided to go with the darker 1 which is called the ‘House of Mirth Deep Lip Bag.’ The other one was a very nice pink nude set. I would’ve bought this but I decided I have quite a few nude colours so I thought I would go for something a bit different.
The eye bags include a mini Zoom Lash Mascara a Full size Fluid Line with mini eyeliner brush and a Full Size Pigment.
I really struggled to choose which of the Eye bags I wanted. I wanted to try the Black Track fluidline which came in 1 of the bags and the other bag had the other thing I wanted... a full size Melon Pigment. (I have the sample and love it.)
In the end I decided to go with the one that had Black Track. I may be asking for Melon Pigment for Christmas.

The Final thing I bought was one of the three Pigment vial sets from the Mischief Makers Collection. As with the other things I am wishing I had bought the other 2 Pigment sets now but oh well.

I got the one in ‘Cool Capers': This set included 4 Pigments and 1 glitter:

The Glitter is called Transparent Teal
The 4 Pigments included were Fuchsia, Kitchmas, Deep Blue Green and finally Grape,

Well those are my MAC holiday collection purchases, I hope you liked it and I will update this post if I decide to get more.

Thanks for Reading Hope you like the post and keep a look out for some more in depth reviews of the individual items in the future

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Very short Very simple FOTD: Golden Browns

In this look I am sporting a very nice and yet very simple and more importantly very Quick Golden Brown look.
For this look I covered my entire eyelid in barestudy paintpot. Then over this I applied my NYX Jumbo Pencil in French Fries.
In this case I used the Paintpot to hold the Nyx Pencil in place and stop it creasing throughout the day.
The NYX website shows this colour as a red. But it is actually a lovely gold brown colour
I just used my finger to blend both of these individually.
Then I applied Mac's Satin Taupe Eyeshadow over the entire lid.
I patted this on at first because this gives the most vibrancy. Once I had packed on enough colour i blended it out over lid and into the crease.
I then applied my mascara.
I think I might've applied a little bit of eyeliner to my lower lashline and waterline aswell, but to be honest I can't quite remember lol.
Thats the completed Golden Brown look, It is perfect for everyday wear as it is neutral, however you can also wear it on a night out.
Sorry this is such a short post.
Hope you enjoyed all comments welcome. :)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Golden Greens

Here is a List of the products I used:

· Mac Paint Pot in Barestudy
· NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
· Mac Eye Shadow in Juxt
· Mac Eye Shadow in Rated R
· Mac Eye Shadow in One Off
· Mac Eye Shadow in Humid
· Mac 239 Brush
· Mac 224 + 226 to blend

Firstly I applied my Mac Paint Pot in Barestudy all over my lid
As you can probably tell by now this is my most used Paint Pot. That is because it is a really nice skin toned colour with a bit of shimmer that works well under any colour eye shadow. There is another one called Painterly which I think is very similar to Barestudy without the shimmer.
Some people say paint pots crease on them. If this is the case for you then I know 'Urban Decay Primer Potion' is good or you could try 'Too Faced Shadow Insurance'. I personally don’t have this problem so the Paint Pot on its own is fine for me.
I have tried Urban Decay Primer Potion and it was great but the packaging is such a pain. However that’s a whole other review that I may or may not do in the future.
Then over the top of Barestudy I applied My NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
I use my jumbo pencils as a base for my eye shadows and find it works really well. However I do find that without the paint pot they do tend to crease. So I always apply a paint pot first.
Surprisingly I have to say my favourite and most used Jumbo Pencil Has to be Black Bean. It really makes the shadows standout. This is a look I am loving at the moment.
Over Black Bean I applied Mac’s eye shadow in Juxt
This was one of the 1st Mac eye shadows I bought.
It is a very nice light Green with a Satin finish. This means (if I’m understanding it correctly,) that it has the colour payoff of a Matte shadow with a small amount of shimmer.
Mac describes it as a ‘Bright Green with Gold shimmer.’ By using the black base first it really makes the Juxt appear a lot more vivid.
Then I applied Mac’s Rated R
I applied this directly to the middle of the lid to work as a highlight and give depth to the look. I blended it out so it didn’t look too messy.
I was very hesitant when buying this shadow as. It is a very bright yellow green so I didn’t think it would suit me. However it seems to work really well with my brown eyes. It has been compared colourwise quite bit with Mac’s Bitter eye shadow although the finish is different.
Rated R has a Starflash finish.
Starflash was a Limited Edition finish which is very soft. In my opinion Star flash shadows are most comparable to Veluxe Pearl Shadows. They are both soft, almost silky feeling to the touch and they go on so easily.
Next I applied another Mac Starflash Shadow in One Off
I applied this to the outer corner and blended into the crease. I have read some reviews on this colour and people say it is comparable to Humid and Swimming. I would say that it’s definitely lighter than humid. Unfortunately I can’t tell you if it compares to swimming as I unfortunately don’t own it.
The final eye shadow I used is Humid
I applied this to my crease to give the look a bit of depth. I feel this worked well with all the other greens I used in the look.
Humid has a frost finish which means it has a kind of shimmer / sheen to it. I think it makes a very nice crease colour for this kind of look. Sometimes I find black can be a bit harsh so I much prefer to use a darker version of the main colour. This still gives it the smokey effect that you want but it is just that little bit softer.
Finally I applied my Diorshow mascara sample.
You can use any mascara you choose. You can also add liner if you wish. I just thought it was dramatic enough without liner for me.
Well that’s the completed look. I hope you like it. Let me know how you get on if you decide to try it.

More posts to come soon :)

Mac Eyeshadow Palettes As of Now (Neutrals) + Favourite eyeshadow

This is the first of 3 posts (until I need to get more palettes) showing my Mac eyeshadows.

If you want me to go into more detail about the shadows in general or even a specific colour then let me know.

I depotted them as I thought it would be a good way to save storage space. I was reluctant to do this originally as I thought it was a lot of hassle and didn't really see the point.

However since I joined the depotting bandwagon I have discovered how much easier it is to do makeup. Instead of having to look for a number individual puts, all I have to do now is decide what colour theme I want, grab the relevent Palette and in there should be all the shadows you need. (Of course this is assuming the look would be using all mac shadows.)

At the moment my Palettes aren't full. I will do an updated version of this series when needed.

For those of you that aren't familiar with Mac Eyeshadows there are several different finishes. This means that they have different textures. This may give a different to the look to the shadow, the pigmentation and in some cases even the way the shadow applies to the lid. I have added the finishes for each of the shadows in brackets next to the shadow names.

I will do another post showing 1 of each of the different shadow finishes and tell you a bit about them then, otherwise this post will be very long.

Now on to the 1st Palette I have chosen.


As you can see I have 8 Neutral Mac shadows, Plust 2 or 3 that came in a quad that I haven't yet depotted. (You will see these in a later post.)

Top Row L-R
Glamour Check (Starflash was LE) Satin Taupe (Frost)

Middle Row L-R
Tempting (Lustre) Woodwinked (Veluxe Pearl) Smoke and Diamonds (Starflash was LE)

Bottom Row L-R
All That Glitters (Veluxe Pearl) Sable (Frost) Swiss Chocolate (Matte)

My Favourite eyeshadow in the set has to be Woodwinked. I love the finish and the colour is very pretty. I watched a lot of youtube videos before getting this eyeshadow. I was curious because everyone was saying on camera it didnt look very pretty and in real life it was so much nicer and every1 needed to get it.

I decided to go and have a look even though I wasnt expecting to see anything that I hadnt seen from the videos. Much to my surprise everyone was right. The pictures and videos didn't do it justice at all! This is a beautiful colour and a MUST HAVE in everyones collection.

If you see a picture of this and decide its not for you at least go and have a look at it in store before you decide. On the other hand if you already own this shadow I would love to hear what you think.

Going by my collection of Neutrals are there any that you own that you think I should have? Preferably nothing to similar to ones I already have.

Thanks in advance and I hope you enjoyed :)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Swap with Sirvinya :)

A while ago I bought a Gosh Nail Polish in the colour Purple Heart.

In the shop it looked like a lovely deep purple colour, on the way home I realised it had a green iridescence, this made it very interesting as I thought it would be a very unique colour. I couldn’t wait to try it when I got home.

Much to my disappointment when I finally did get home I looked at it again, the lovely deep purple with green I had seen in the shop had GONE!! It was now a dark BLACK nail polish with Purple and Green iridescence. I couldn’t understand how it looked so pretty in the shop. I genuinely thought I had picked up the wrong colour. Nonetheless I thought I would try it in the hope that I was going to be pleasantly surprised. I put it on a couple of my nails...and as I expected it looked HORRIBLE on me.

Soon after I bought this nail polish I was chatting to my friend Becky (Aka Sirvinya) on blogtv. I told her about this little mistake and she said that she had wanted it for ages and it was always sold out. As I knew I was NEVER going to wear it I offered to send it to her along with a few extra bits.

There is an Excellent blogpost at so go and check it out if you want to hear her thoughts and see the other things I sent her. Just look for the post titled 'Swap with Jo.' :) Sorry there is no link. For some reason Blogger won't let it work. So you will have to just copy and paste and search for the post. Sorry :(.

In return Becky offered to get me something when she went to London. ... A SLEEK PALETTE!!!!

I have wanted this particular item ever since I started watching YouTube I have not been able to get my hands on one of these even though these are sold in a lot of Superdrug stores.

I was very excited when the parcel arrived. It had a very cute sticker on the back with her name and address. She also had a business card inside with a little note on the back saying she hoped I liked the goodies.
I have played with the pallete a few times. I have come up with quite a few lovely looks with it so needless to say I absolutely LOVE IT. I won’t say too much about it here though because I am planning on doing a proper review on it soon.

I also mentioned to Becky that I had quite a lot of empty MAC eye shadow pots.

Now, you may or may not know that you can depot your mac eyeshadows into a palette and return the empty pots for them to recycle. If you do this and take back 6 ‘Empties’ you can exchange them for a free lipstick.

As I have never done this before because I don’t live near a Mac store or counter I had quite a few pots piling up in my makeup collection. Becky was kind enough to exchange these for me.

It turned out I had 27 pots, this was enough for 4 lipsticks. There were 3 extra pots which she sent back to me to go towards anymore that I may get in the future.

I gave Becky a list of about 10 Lipsticks that I liked just in case they didn’t have one. Apparently Becky gave the list to the Makeup Artist at MAC and told them to pick. The ones I received were Creme D’nude, Up The Amp, Hue, and Dubonnet. I am very pleased as I was secretly hoping I would get 3 out of 4 of these colours. I will also do separate posts on these. Whether I decide to do just these or combine it with my other lipsticks I don’t know yet. Let me know if you have any preference. Here are the colours I recieved.

I am not sure if this was planned but 2 of the lipsticks are very bold and the other 2 are very nude. This worked out very well.
Becky Also sent me a couple of Barrym Dazzle Dusts as extras.
I received Number 90 Pearly Mauve. I love to apply this wet as it really shows the pearliness. I think this is my favourite out of the 2...It’s Beautiful.

The other Dazzle Dust I got was Number 93 Block Blue. This appears to be a Matte Blue. It is also nice applied wet as it really shows the vibrancy of the colour. Both Dazzle Dusts are very pretty.
As with the lipsticks I will do a post on these but I will be combining them with the rest of my Dazzle Dust collection. I have 8 now.

I would just like to end this post by saying a very big Thankyou to you Becky. This was my 1st experience with swapping. It was very enjoyable and there is not one thing that I received that I don’t like.

I hope we can do it again sometime Becky...maybe...if you want ...hehe.

Thanks again.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Nailene Review Part 3


The 1st of the 2 packs is called ‘So Natural.’

This kit includes 36 Nails in 18 different sizes and Nail Glue. (Each nail has a small number on the tip to establish the size.)

Nailene Says
‘Perfect Fit every time. These So Natural nails are made with exclusive technology and designed to flex-to-fit either flat nails or high arched nails. ’To Remove: Soak in Acetone polish remover until artificial nails dissolve. DO NOT break or peel off nails

The Nails themselves are made out of Plastic. The Ingredients for the glue include: Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate

DANGER: Cyanoacrylate bonds the skin and eyes in seconds. It is irritating to the eyes Respiratory system and skin. Keep out of Reach of Children. Avoid Contact with Clothing as it can burn. Do NOT use if nail is inflamed of infected. If accidental eye / skin contact occurs flush with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention for eye or internal contact.

I love the fact that they aren’t too long and won’t require a lot of filing to get to a length that suits me. The other thing I was surprised about, I found some that actually fitted my TINY nails without filing.

I will take some photos and let you know how I get on with these once I have applied some.

Nailene Also have available a pack of the same ‘So Natural’ nails but this time with a non chip technology.

The second pack I was sent is called Couture and it has a design on the tip.

Nailene says
Nail designs straight off the runways! Wear today’s hottest nail trends with a fast and easy application. Perfect fit and Long wear.

(All the other information on the packaging is the same as the previous pack mentioned)

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Nailene Review Part 2 of 3

As I am sure you can imagine I was very excited when my Nailene package arrived. It came in a big box which I am now kicking myself for not photographing before ripping it open. I was obviously too impatient, I am sure all you beauty bloggers can understand how that feels.

I will be sure to add pictures of all the packaging to give you an idea of what it was like....except the box as my mum threw it away before I had the chance to do so (oops) lol.

Inside the box was a purple gift bag which was stuffed with purple and green tissue paper. Purple is my favourite colour so this made it even better!

I was very impressed with the effort the Nailene team went to in making the package look as pretty as it did

Disclaimer: Yes I admit I did receive these products for free. However this WILL NOT have any effect on the review. I was NOT paid to do this. Therefore I will be sure to give you my HONEST opinions. Aside from the info on the product packaging the rest are just MY experiences and Opinions. If you don’t agree then that’s completely fine. :)

Now the good stuff.... the products I recieved!!


Nailene Says:

Nailene brings the salon home to you! Achieve a salon perfect French Manicure with these Polish Tip Guides.

I used these today with the Pearly Pink French Manicure Pen.

To be honest I find doing French nails very fiddly so even with the tip guides I feel I need quite a bit more practice. I am sure this is nothing to do with the product, I think it’s just because my hands aren’t that steady.

In my Opinion the guides and pen come as a whole. I feel people would find it a lot easier to use both together rather than separately. I used both today.

The one mistake I made was by deciding to save on guides, I used one for each hand. Looking back on it I feel this was a mistake. In my opinion it would work a whole lot better to use 1 tip guide per nail (I will try this next time.)


I find that if you aren’t careful the pens can be a bit messy. My recommendation would be to have some nail polish remover with you when you use these then you can clean up any mess that may occure.

Nailene Says: For Fingers and toes in two easy steps.

Optional: Apply tip guides across curve of nails to separate tip area.

Step 1: Actively shake pen. Press tip onto a protected surface for 30 seconds until tip is saturated with polish. Apply two coats to the tips of nails, let them dry. If guides were used peel them off gently.

Step 2: Apply one or two coats of Nailene’s Hard and healthy basecoat to the entire nail.

Be careful when do you the 1st step. As you run the risk of applying to much product, (this has happend to me many times.) Also be sure to make sure the tips are COMPLETELY dry before removing the guides, otherwise you will end up having to redo, (this also happend to me many times.)

I noticed step two says to use Nailene's Hard and Healthy base coat. For those of you that may now be thinking you have to rush out and buy this product in my opinion it isn't a necessity. I
don’t actually own this. I used the base coat I own which worked fine for me. So i'm sure any base coat would work perfectly well. I also applied a Dry Fast Top Coat on top to make drying a bit quicker. I will do a review at a later date of those two products.

I managed to get one nail to look half decent the other day. Two days later it is still looking as good as when it was first applied, Which I am actually quite pleased with considering it was 1st proper attempt. (two or three days after this the nail has come off completely so I will reapply soon to take a photo.)

I do have the white Pen as well but I haven’t really used it that much. I am not going to review this as it would be exactly the same.

I believe there is also a Pearly White available which i don't own and possibly even a black...I am not too sure on the black so dont quote me on that


Nailene Says

Easy to apply nail art stickers for fingers and toes! Everything you need to create fabulous nail art, all at the tip of your nails.
Application: Gently peel sticker off of the sheet and press onto the nail. For longer lasting effects apply a clear nail polish €over the entire nail.
To Remove: Use a nail polish remover, CAUTION KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Ingredients include Acrylic Polymer, Acrylic Resin, BHT, Glass Fibres.

As with the French tip pen I found these very fiddly. I applied one to my thumb today and I really like the effect.

I always used to think this type of nail art was quite tacky. To be fair I was only used to the kiddie type stickers that came off after an hour.

These Nailene one are very good. They are really pretty dainty stickers. I have been doing this review over the last few of days. Two days after applying the sticker was still on with no sign of any lifting 2 or 3 days later they have now completely come off, however I am still very impressed.

Pictures will be added when I have had a chance to take them and Part 3 to come when I have tried the false nails.

Hope you are enjoying the Nailene Review so far.

All comments welcome.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Nailene Review Part 1 of 3

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Nailene, a brand that specialises in many different types of nail products. Some of which include False nails, French tip pens, Nail art and many more exciting things.

I sent them my blog after they posted a message on twitter asking if any beauty bloggers would be interested in reviewing some products.

I was very pleased and amazed that I had been accepted my offer to do this for them as I am new to the blogging world and I don’t have many followers yet.

First off I would like to thank Nailene for giving me this opportunity. I am very grateful. I have spoken to a couple of other companies about reviewing products for them but was always turned away because I didn’t have enough followers (which is fair enough.)

I will be doing this review in 3 separate posts. This one will be about my experience with the company. The next 2 will be the products I received.

I am very impressed with Nailene as a company. The customer service I have received from them has been very good. I honestly cannot fault it. I have emailed them a few times since they contacted me about doing this review and each time they were very quick to reply and very helpful with the information they gave me. So on that basis and the products I have tried so far I will be sure to purchase some of their other products in the future.

Thank you again Nailene for this opportunity. I hope I get the chance to work with you again someday.

Keep your eyes Open for Part 2 to follow shortly.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Double NOTD's

I thought it was about time I posted some more nail of the day's. Trouble is my nail polish never seems to last more than a couple of days. So unless I take photos straight away I miss my opportunity.

This time I decided to do my nails a couple of different times with different colours take photos of each then do 2 NOTD's in one post.

So without further ado here are the pictures

The First picture is showing Aspen by Nails Inc.

The reason it is at a strange angle is because most of the other nails were a bit of a mess as I left it too late to photograph. The thumb was the only nail that looked half decent so i tried to take the photo while hiding the fingers.

I hope you will be able to see the true colour of this. It is a very pretty red kind of metallic shimmer. It would be a perfect colour for christmas or a night out. Although I personally do like it for during the day aswell. I think this is one of my favourites in my collection.

The second picture is showing Hans Place also by nails inc.

Now there is a funny story about this one. I have had it for what must be about a year (maybe longer.) I was regretting buying it for ages because I decided I didn't like it. Then I bought a set quite a while after, I got it home to find in the set was this colour this point I have Two of the same colour (Oh No!!) It worked out okay though because I gave one to my friend Becky as I thought there is no way i need two.

Anyway it came to Halloween, and I decided it was a perfect time to try it out again. I am so glad I did because I really loved it!!...Okay admittedly it wouldn't be something i wear on a regular basis but for Halloween it was perfect.

I went through a stage a while ago where the only nail polishes I bought were Nails Inc, so as you can imagine I have quite a few now. If you want I will do a Nails Inc collection post on day? Let me know.

Youtube however has introduced me to a few other brands so I now have a growing collection of OPI, Chinaglaze and Gosh.

Maybe I will do a separate collection post of the rest of my collection aswell? Again let me know in the comments.

Okay as always this post is longer than I was intending it to be so I hope I haven't bored anyone lol... It's amazing how addictive it is once you get going.

On that note I think that's All I have for now.

More nail posts to come.

bye for now :)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Lavender Blue Makeup LOTD + Tutorial

Here is a list of the things I used
Mac Paint Pot in Barestudy
Mac 239 Brush
Mac 226 Brush
Mac Haunting Eye Shadow
Mac Fix+
Mac Violet Pigment
Dior show Mascara sample

Well what can I say I was experimenting with my makeup this morning and this is the look I came up with.

It is quite vibrant but I really like it. In my opinion it’s fine for during the day but it would be great for a more dramatic evening look by just adding some eyeliner.

First I took my Mac Paint Pot in Barestudy and applied it all over my lids with my finger.

Then using my Mac 239 brush, I applied a turquoise blue Eye Shadow over the paintpot. I used Haunting by Mac, but any vibrant turquoise blue would work.

After doing this I decided I wanted the turquoise to look more vibrant. So I wetted my brush and reapplied Haunting in exactly the same way as before.

Once I was happy with the vibrancy of the turquoise, using the same brush I applied Mac’s Violet pigment to my crease. I did this a couple of times to get the vibrancy that I wanted. I then blended out the crease using my Mac 226 brush.

I finally added some mascara to my lashes. I used my Diorshow sample which I love. You can use any mascara you like.

I hope you like this look. I know I love it. If you try it out let me know I would love to hear how you get on.


Oh just a quick mention I recieved some lovely things the other day from Nailene. So look out in the near future for a review of the things they sent me.

I am telling you about it here so that (if i take ages getting the post done) you guys can nag me lol

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Current Favourites Summerised

I thought it was about time I blogged so this is going to just be a very quick list of all my favourites products.

I won't be doing the normal 'Monthly Favourites' because I dont want to feel like I HAVE to do it religiously. So I will just be doing it as and when I feel the need.

As I have a LOT of favourites I thought I would do the list in this post to tell you all what they are. Then I will do a series of 'Jo's Must haves.'

I decided to do it this way for two reasons. A I thought it would better for you to have a number of shorter posts to read rather than one giantsize one. (I know this one is getting quite long now but you guys know what I mean.) B. It'll make me do MORE BLOGGING!!

Let me know if you like this idea or whether you would rather one GIANT blogpost?

Anyway, now all that has been said Here is my list of 'Jo's Must have's

Mac Brushes 109 217 239 224
Mac Tender Tone

Mac Naked Honey Skin Salve
Mac Paint Pots
Mac Eyeshadow Palettes
Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow
Mac Lollipop Lovin Lipstick
Mac Naked Paris Lipstick
Mac Wipe

Mac Fix+

Neutrogena Hand and Nail Cream
Neutrogena Daily Scrub

Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Lush Butter Ball Bath Bomb
Lush Comforter Bubble Bar
Lush Lemony Flutter

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat
OPI Original Nail Envy

Body Shop Aloe Restoring Mask
Diorshow Mascara Sample
Maybelline Colossal Mascara
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
BeautyUK Palettes
NYX Jumbo Pencils (Especially Black Bean)
Clarins One Step Cleanser
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Tangle Teaser

One more thing I would like to add. I know there are no pictures of the products mentioned. Don't worry there is a reason for this.

I knew there was going be a lot of favourites on my list. So I thought by adding pictures it might be a bit overwhelming for people. So I will add the pictures to the various posts throughout the series....Also it will encourage you all to read future posts in this series. Hehe...Told you there was a method in my madness. :) ;)

Hope you enjoyed.