2016 Favourites (and Failures!)

For this post I’ve come up with 4 products I have loved this year and another 3 I have disliked and thrown or given away.

It’s quite disappointing that I couldn’t find more make-up ‘loves’ out of all the new products that came out in 2016. The consumer brands all seem to be producing the exact same things as one another, endless ‘dupes’ and copying – it’s all a bit well, meh.

Then there’s the fact that there are only so many contour palettes with dozens of shades anyone needs  *cough*the answer is none!*cough* Banana powder will never suit pale ladies no matter how hard the now multiple brands producing it try to push it. In 2017 – lets do something different huh? Continue reading

Christmas Competition: Shopping Zombie

For my college Christmas competition I created a “Christmas Shopping Zombie” character and wanted to share the finished make-up with you here.

Christmas Shopping ZombieI used a few different techniques including prosthetics to complete the make-up.

It was really quite stressful but so worth it in the end. I didn’t get to finish everything I had wanted to add to the character in the allotted time but it came out pretty good nonetheless.

My completed zombie creation finished in second place in the competition with the help of my brilliant model Beth!

Second Prize!

Here we are with my tutor receiving my certificate and prize. Unfortunately you can’t quite see all my props here but inside her shopping bags are a brain I made from latex and similarly created severed hand!

 

I hope all of you are having a great holiday season and enjoying any time off work/school you have. Fingers crossed for 2017 huh?

Kath x

Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation Review

*Review Sample

Arbonne Perfecting Liquid FoundationLike many women I’m always looking for the Holy Grail of foundations. I often use different products depending on how my skin is behaving or how much coverage I need at the time too.

Having never tried any products from Arbonne before I was flattered to be offered the chance to try a few out. I’m going to share some of my favourites with you starting with the ‘Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15’ in the shade ‘Porcelain’. Continue reading

3 New Limited Sleek i-Divine Palettes

Sleek cosmetics have released not one but three limited edition i-Divine palettes this month, one exclusively at Superdrug, one at Boots and one only on their own website. There are also three new shades of Lip VIP which you can find at the end of this post.

Limited Sleek i-Divine Palettes
Don’t worry if you don’t have either of those stores though as all three are available online via the Sleek website.

All of the palettes feature 12 pans in a range of seasonal shades. I have two of them here to show you and full swatches of both, I didn’t order the third (‘Nordic Skies’) as I didn’t think I would wear the paler more wintery shades in that one personally and I didn’t need them for my kit. Sorry!  Continue reading