05 June 2013

#JuneBBC day 3 : Favourite Hair Products

Hey guys so todays Beauty Blogger Challenge is Favourite Hair Products and my first favourite product has to be Tesco Maximum hairspray, i've never had a hairspray hold my hair so well and it also brushes out easily. The packaging is a bit of a turnoff but the quality of the hairspray out rides it so I can't complain. The Loreal Elvie extraordinary oil, who hasn't heard of this wonder product, regarding a soft luxurious shine it definitely does what it says on the tin. I was a bit skeptical at first of the hype around this oil but it was surprisingly better than expected. Schwarzopf got2b big volume mousse is what I turn to when I want that extra volume added to my roots, I am blessed with thick hair but this mousse gives a boost to my roots. My next favourite has to be Herbal Essence light reflecting serum is a joy to use, it leaves my hair with a smooth sleek finish which I adore. The last product has to be the John Frieda frizz ease protective styling spray it nourishes and protects my hair as I use quite a lot of heat on it so this spray is perfect. I spray a small amount on damp hair from root to tip. 

What do you think of my favourites ? What your favourite hair products ?

04 June 2013

#JuneBBC Day 2 : Favourite Brushes

So todays Beauty Blog Challenge is favourite brushes, it took me awhile to narrow my favourites down to these six beauties. First off is Real Techniques blush brush by samantha chapman, everyone is familiar with Pixiwoo and is a favourite amongst every beauty blogger. What caught my eye and made this brush stand out was the sleek design to the tapered tip to the soft bristles, I love everything about this brush. I use this brush for blush but mostly bronzer as it gives a beautiful blended flawless finish. Lately I have been using the Royal & Langnickel silk pro powder brush for setting my foundation as it is a large brush, it is perfect for the simple fact that I use less powder on my dry skin. For that airbrushed finish I look upon my trusty Bdellium tool in 955, how could you not fall in love with this beautiful bright green stippling brush. Another Royal & Langnickel silk pro brush in c450,  it is a  flat eyeliner which I use to define my eyebrows with. This Angle shader brush by Royal & Langnickel in c500 is perfect for highlighting your browbone. Last but not least my one and only Crease blending brush C430 by Royal & Langnickel, would you believe when I first started my makeup artistry course I hated the guts of this brush, I could not for the life of me control it and was left looking like a clown (not a pretty look). I have learnt to adore it, the bristles are soft as velvet and it has the ability to blend and create soft edges to achieve a flawless eye makeup look. 

What are your favourite brushes ?

03 June 2013

#JuneBBC 1.Favourite Eyeliner

Hey guys so after hearing about the exciting June Beauty Blogger Challenge  I decided to jump on board as i've always wanted to get involved in a challenge like this one, it's a great fun way to ease myself back into blogging. If you are interested in joining in it's not too late, check out Girl Fridays Beauty Blog for more information on what's involved and the daily topics. My only down fall will be reading other peoples posts that are involved with JuneBBC and having a huge wish list the length of my arm, oh the joys of being broke and unemployed. 

(The picture does not show how pigmented they really are)

Todays topic is favourite eyeliners, I am not really a major fan of eyeliner as of lately i've been giving it a miss in my daily makeup routine. I find black way too harsh in my waterline or under my eye which I only ever wear it on a night out with dramatic eye makeup, that being said I must actually purchase a brown eyeliner to use in my everyday makeup. First off we have Inglot soft precision eyeliner in 42, this burgundy colour is to die for, I wear this blended under my lashline with a brown smokey eye. This flattering shade would look amazing on brown eyes as it makes the eye pop and stand out. The Essence long lasting eye pencil in 05 c'est la vie is a fab soft creamy silver eye pencil suitable for a night on the town, I really am fond of the brand Essence as I feel they have stepped up their game recently in producing exceptional quality makeup for cheap as chips. Bourjois metallic eyeliner in 54 bleu clinquant, this was an impulse buy awhile back as I was attracted to the vibrant blue metallic colour, for months on end it sat neatly at the bottom of my makeup bag untouched. After seeing Cara Delevinge wearing an orange lip and bright blue eyeliner on the runway I was sold and that was it. I love how white eyeliner brightens the eye and instantly enlarging your eyes, I have been using Natural Collection eye lines. this eyeliner applies smoothly and is quite pigmented which I adore. And last but not least my holy grail product Essence gel eyeliner in 01 midnight to paris, I am utterly shocked and gutted that this product is been discontinued, why you ask ? basically to make room for new products. I have become so attached to this gel eyeliner, I am absolutely devastated so I have stocked up before it's too late. I must confess that this gel eyeliner is by far the best I have tried, it is extremely pigmented and of a creamy consistency that is easy to work with, the staying power is beyond amazing, it will not budge. I must stop i'm becoming too emotional talking about this product !!!

What's your favourite eyeliner ? Are you joining in on the BBC challenge ?