Thursday, 17 May 2012

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty...

So I decided that this 'tag' would be a good way forward...

What is your most inexpensive beauty item?

It would have to be my essence lip glosses:

What is your most expensive beauty item?

Can you class perfume as a beauty item? If so then my Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire perfume in Orchidee Vanille

What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Bronzers. Sometimes they look perfect, adding the definition, other times I feel like I look orange, being a girl with such pale skin! For example...

What product has been the hardest to get?

Well, being a girl who lives in Abu Dhabi and 40 minutes down the road from Dubai there's pretty much everything here, the only products I can't seem to get here yet is the Fudge Urban 3 in 1 miracle moisture stuff, works wonders on my hair!

What are your most delicious beauty products?

This a tough decision, many of my lip products taste amazing, and that Bourjois bronzer smells exactly like chocolate! EOS sphere lip balms are also amazingly delicious, so I'll go with them, they're smooth, creamy, moisturising and delicious!

What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

It's definitely, without a doubt...PRIMER! The only time I use primer is if i'm going to a major event where I need perfect makeup, but generally I skip that step. The one I have is the L'oreal studio secrets professional smoothing resurfacing primer.

What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

It has to be a good foundation, it makes the perfect base if applied correctly and then everything else you put over will look even better. The one I'm using at the moment is a mix of the Garnier BB cream and MAC Matchmaster foundation, however I can wear the MAC one alone...

What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Ok, going for the shallow physical attributes... nice eyes, they hook me straight away, and then I don't know what it is, but I love muscly shoulders & a clear complexion, yes, hypercritical I know!... ah well

What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Seeing as though I spend literally most of my money on beauty items, I guess i'd like to receive something like perfume or a gift set of something... I'm really picky when it comes to beauty products, so unless you know me inside out then it's difficult.

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, it seems like an easy one to talk about...
Much Love & Many Kisses,
Emily Louise xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

What's in my makeup bag...

It's been incredibly long since I last posted a blog, so to ease myself into the swing of things 'what's in my makeup bag' seemed like an easy one; this is a mix of what's in my bag & my daily makeup routine, as both have the same makeup items involved. I use a Victoria's Secret bag, and for the life of me I cannot find it on their website, so here's a once in a similar style...
I don't carry around my foundation (I mix the Garnier BB cream with the MAC Match Master foundation), I do however carry my powder. I've recently switched to the Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat in 'BR20 Beige Rose- Tendre', only because I received it as a gift, on any other occasion I would not have been able to afford it.
Staying on the topic of 'Bases' I use the YSL Terre Saharienne poudre de soleil (bronzer) in '#1'; even though it does have shimmer, it leaves a lovely soft, slightly matte glow to the skin.
Concealer, I religiously use MAC Studio Finish in 'NW15' but I more recently purchased Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in '01', I love them both and carry both around with me, as I tend to use the MAC one under my eyes and the Benefit Concealer on my imperfections.
Next on my cheeks I use MAC sheertone blush in 'Pinch o'Peach', which is a lovely pink, with a slight less peach then you'd assume, however it still is a lovely colour. On top of my blush I use the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in 'Rose', it not only adds a nice finishing touch on top of my blush but it also adds the highlight to my cheek bones, leaving highlighter out of the equation. (I am also extremely lazy.)
Eyes time... On most days I'll tend to use black eyeliner, but recently due to myself being extremely lazy I've stopped using it, I did use an Urban Decay 24/7 liner in 'Perversion', I also carry round a nude kohl pencil from Maxfactor in '090 Natural Glaze'.
I have the Chanel eyelash curler, which is my trusty friend when my eyes look a little tired, I then finish it off with Maybelline Great Last Big mascara in 'Blackest Black'.
Lips... I've swayed towards more natural looking lip colours recently, so in my makeup bag I carry Burberry Lip Cover in 'No.2 Cameo', a natural gorgeous nude/pink, then 3 Burberry Lip Glow's in 'No.14 Nude Rose' a baby pink/clear lipgloss, 'No.5 Tea Rose' a sweet sugar pink which adds more colour than Cameo, and finally 'No.13 Hibiscus', a deep berry pink, just in case I want a darker lip during my day. I then also carry Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color (eugh American spelling) in 'Lovechild', a gorgeous natural pink lip stick/gloss which goes on smoothly and does last a few hours. Finally, in my makeup bag, I have the Bobbi Brown mini lip gloss tube in 'Crystal', a clear smooth gloss which looks lovely over the Cameo lipstick (and the Bobbi Brown Lipcolour in 'Sandwash Pink', which seems to have escaped from my makeup bag!)
Randomly, lurking in my handbag, which should be homed in my makeup bag are a few other lip products (like I need anymore), they are the Sephora Glossy Gloss in '#11 pink macaroon', MAC Lipglass in 'Underage', and two MAC Cremesheen Glass' in 'Partial to Pink' and 'Fashion Scoop'; all nude/pink colours.
(photo shows 'Fashion Scoop') Finally, in my makeup bag I have my "tools", a powder brush, a blush brush, an angled brush, and an eye pencil sharpener (all travel size except the sharpener); oh, and an unscented anti-bac hand gel from Bath & Bodyworks.
This does seem like a lot when written down, but the bag isn't massive but there's still a lot of room left, so, I don't know, haha... Hope you all enjoyed my post (whoever reads it). And if anyone has any suggestions on what I should write about next, please let me know & if you'd like swatches of any of the products! Much Love and Many Kisses, Emily Louise xx