21/07/2015

MAC PRO PALETTE

The First three colours of my Custom Mac Pro Palette (small pan x15)...

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 I am now able to happily tick off another item from my summer beauty wishlist! After watching a few different Youtubers talk about their Pro Palette, I really wanted to try out some of the colour's myself, and see what they were all raving about. Mac is quite an expensive brand - and as I'm not made of money -I decided to pick out just three colour's to start with , and build it up over time.

I would describe the types of colour's I usually wear on my eyes as pinky-bronze-browns(in my most professional makeup artist terms haha). Maybe it's because I'm not daring enough to go for the brighter colours, or it might just be that these brown tones complement my green eyes?

The colours I finally picked where :
Patina,
Woodwinked
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and Honey-lust.


 
PATINA...
WOODWINKED...


HONEY LUST...

 Although Patina and Woodwinked look quite similar in the palette, Patina is quite a taupe brown with a distinct golden shimmer to it, whereas Woodwinked is described (on the Mac website) as a warm, antiqued gold. The differences between the two are evident in the swatching photos. Honey lust is a lot lighter and more shimmery than the other two, and so more has to be applied; but its colour is a bronze-dipped peach (with extra glitter on the side).


Patina - Woodwinked.
The small palette x15






























SWATCHES DONE ON MY ARM - GOING FROM PATINA, WOODWINKED, TO HONEY LUST - EACH COLOUR IS VERY DIFFERENT AND I KNOW I WILL GET LOTS OF USE OUT OF THEM. I WILL KEEP BUYING SHADES NOW AND AGAIN, UNTIL IT IS FINALLY FILLED. I WILL ALSO BE SURE TO DO AN UPDATE AFTER EVERY THREE NEW COLOURS!


LINK:
MAC COSMETICS UK - eyeshadow. 


Amelia x










20/07/2015

BAKING AND BABYSITTING.

Photo Diary 20/07/15

Butterflies and Stripes...

I HAD A FUN TIME BABYSITTING GRACE TODAY,
WE EXPERIMENTED WITH CURLING OUR HAIR,
AND MET OUR NEIGHBOR'S NEW PUPPY.



WE BAKED SOME BETTY CROCKERS COOKIES, WHICH WEREN'T QUITE AS GOOD AS THE BAKERY'S, BUT IT WAS FUN TRYING - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

WE ALSO MADE A VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE WHICH (ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT NOT LOOK LIKE IT ) TASTES REALLY GOOD.
Amelia x

 




19/07/2015

LAST SUMMER BEAUTY BUYS.

Would I buy these again?


Especially Escada Delicate Notes was one of the first perfumes I picked out myself and really liked, and then re-bought. The only reason I didn't buy this again was only because I get bored quickly, and wanted to try out something else. It is also quite a summery, floral scent - and better for those who prefer sweet smelling perfumes.                                  would re-purchase.

The Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation has been one that has stayed constantly in my makeup bag. I have re-purchased it about 3 times, however since then I have only really used small amounts to mix with other foundations - that suit my skin tone better - to get the perfect colour match. I would say it has medium coverage which is why I liked it so much at the time, and it is very affordable at £8.99 from a drugstore. Most of the shade's run pretty dark, as I bought this in the lightest shade - Ivory - and I found that my skin eventually got a little lighter and needed a different foundation. I would recommend anyone (who hasn't already) to give this foundation a try because for a while this was one of my makeup essentials.

                                                                                                       ♡would re-purchase.


Large powder brush by Seventeen - which was advertised with the SEVENTEEN Instant Glow Bronzing Powder. This time last year I wasn't as interested in makeup brushes, and so I am almost thankful for this cheap (I think £3.99?) makeup brush for stressing the need to me for good quality makeup brushes. Unfortunately as soon as I took this out of it's packaging I knew it was a disappointment as the hairs were falling out everywhere. As you can imagine, the last thing you need when applying your makeup (especially in a hurry) is a brush falling apart on your face, so I have to honestly say I would NOT RE-PURCHASE.

The SEVENTEEN Doll'd Up Mascara - I actually cannot count just how many times I have recommended this mascara to people , or been asked about the mascara I use. I had tried so many mascara's before , and hated the way so many of them clumped my eyelashes together! Before using this one, I had actually found another good one - the L'oreal Telescopic. I personally think these two mascara's are practically the same- both with a long, thin, and slightly curved brush , which separate the lashes perfectly and evenly without looking clumpy. However, for those on a budget (or just looking for great deals), the Doll'd Up mascara is only £6.25 , and have not been swayed by any others since last year - nor any high end mascara's.
                                              would re-purchase.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat - I thought I would give this illuminating and correcting pen a go , as it has always been one of my mums favourites. It was very effective at hiding under-eye dark areas , and so I would recommend to those who don't get enough sleep as they should! However, I felt that being so young I wasn't able to properly appreciate the Touche Éclat's correcting skills, and thought perhaps this product works better on slightly older skin. I wasn't disappointed by any means, however I would only spend £26 on a product that I Know is suited best for my skin. Due to this I WOULDN'T RE-PURCHASE - AT LEAST NOT UNTIL I'M A LITTLE OLDER.

 

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder - I wasn't particularly blown away by this , however it was use-full for occasionally changing my foundation look from 'dewy' to 'matte' looking. It was good in the sense that it wasn't too heavy on the skin , and was the perfect shade for me; it was just a shame that as my skin got a little more dry, and I began to think it made my skin look almost 'chalkey'. On this basis I personally wouldn't re-purchase right now, however maybe in the future if my skin becomes more oily.

Lastly, the Batiste Dry Shampoo - This beautiful spray can of ....stuff, has been my saviour for a very long time now. Although it can get annoying having to restock every week or two, It can get rid of the grease in my hair with just a few sprays, whilst giving it volume, and a texture which makes it easier to style (if your into the messy-straight look). 100% recommend this to anyone who hasn't tried it; the cheaper versions unfortunately just don't do the same job, as well as the Batiste loose powder - STICK WITH THE SPRAY CAN.
                                               would re-purchase. 



Amelia x