Saturday, 11 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
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All Tara Smith's products are:
Made with natural and organic earth friendly ingredients
Contain certified organic fragrances
Made in the UK - in Sussex, England
Tagged with wild flower seeds
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Tara Smith's products do not contain:
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
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Now I've tried pretty much every drugstore (and a couple of higher-end) brands of shampoo I can get my hands on and all of them have irritated my scalp. I'm assuming it's because all of them contain at least half of the above list of nasties.
I bought the C Curl ones as I have really curly hair:
I really love this range. My hair lasts 3 days now inbetween washes, my scalp isn't irritated and although it doesn't work wonders for frizz it does make my hair nice and shiny.
Only downside is that the conditioner is a bastard to get out of the bottle!
A couple of things that make me love this range even more :
The packaging is completely recyclable
The card around the bottle is filled with wild flower seeds so you can plant it :) Super cute!
There are currently 4 different types within the range -
Big Baby - fantastic if your scalp is uber-sensitive
Feed the Root - for dry hair (if you'd like a review on this check out Rowena's fab blog - http://cosmetic-candy.com/)
Chica's rating out of 10:9 - make them in larger sizes!
EOTD - Aerosmith 'Pink' Inspired
I used pretty much all cheapy drugstore products:
Happy Easter guys! x
Monday, 6 April 2009
I had my first email request *punches air* :) I'm a geek, I know.
If you have any requests just email 'em over to firstname.lastname@example.org
I was asked for a tutorial on an easy to wear neutral eye. Neutral for me is brown so here you go Lydia, hope you like it!
I did have a photo of the products I used but for some reason it hasn't downloaded properly off my camera :( boo!
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Avon Big Colour eye pencil in Golden Glamour
- Too Faced shadows from the Smokey Eyes palette (all of the everyday smoke)
- MAC shadow in Ricepaper
- MAC shadow in Carbon
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in black
- MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara (this is the UK version of Covergirl Lashblast)
I applied a base, my poison is UDPP. The Avon colour pencil is probably enough as a base on it's own but I always use UDPP just in case!
I covered my whole lid in the AVON Golden Glamour pencil (they're a bit like MAC Shadesticks/NYX jumbo pencils) to give the Too Faced Shadows more pop.
I applied The lightest of the two shadows from the Too Faced Palette to the middle of my lid and then smoked it out with the darker colour. To blend out you take a smudging/blending brush - my favourite is by the Body Shop - and pack colour along your crease in a windscreen wiper motion, dragging it down into the colour you've put on your lid.
I then took MAC's rice paper and applied this from the inner corner of my lid, blending it into the light brown Too Faced shadow.
I lined my upper lash line with Bobbi Brown gel liner and used MAC's carbon on the outer half of my lower lash line.
Sunday, 5 April 2009
There were 7 altogether in the collection -
I wanted all 7 because I really love blush but I thought that was a few too many (lol) so bought the two that I thought were the most interesting - Intenso and Grand Duo.
Saturday, 4 April 2009
To achieve a perfect smokey eye you need to spend the time blending (smoking) your shadow out.
Classic smokeys are all about the greys and black but you can smoke out any colour as long as you blend your darker colour heavily into your crease.
For a classic look I used:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Chanel smokey quad
- Urban decay Oil Slick (the shimmery black in the centre of the skull palette)
- Urban Decay 24/7 white liner Yeyo
- Bobbi Brown gel liner
- Maybelline Define-a-lash length
I started off with my UDPP - any primer will do but for oily lids like mine you need a sticky primer. If your lids are dry Too Faced Shadow Insurance works better.
Then, using the lightest grey shadow in the Chanel quad (bottom left) I covered my entire lid to just level with my crease.
Taking a darker grey (top left) I blended this into the outer corner and up into & just above my crease. I worked this in until the two greys blended seamlessly.
I then took Oil Slick from the Urban Decay palette and used just a touch to deepen up the outer crease. I also added some on my lower lash line and using my finger smoked it out a little.
I used Bobbi Brown gel liner to add a little more drama and then set it with the dark grey shadow.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Expect these upcoming posts over the next few days:
- Classic smokey eye tutorial
- Review of MAC's Grand Duos collection
- Review of Tara Smith shampoo & conditioner
Comment me with what's been going on in your life - or what posts you would like me to do!
I realised only certain accounts could leave posts but I've fixed that now so you don't need a google account to talk to me :) x