Queen of the Covergirls inspired look

​Hello my lovelies, so it has been a while how are you all? so can i start by saying James SLAYS he is literally my aesthetic he is stunning. I hate it when they say that boys cant wear makeup or do makeup because they can, my two makeup idols are Manny MUA and James Charles because i mean look at them! If you haven’t by the way look them up you will fall in love!  

I tried to re-create this gorgeous instagram look by James but in a more natural way, i mean i wouldn’t wear the eyeshadow but it is more for all my makeup lovers with balls this is for you!  My makeup skills are no where near his but i tried. Ahh ok, here we go.

So in the look the eyes are very elongated and bold contrasting with his blue eyes, i have boring hazel eyes so the red didnt seem as bright as his. I started with the naked weightless concealer on my lid which i set with a translucent powder. The actually eyeshadow is very simple which was very good! in the crease i started with my bronzer then mixed in shade 157 (shimmery red) from Inglot, i also put this in my crease. Make sure you blend this outwards just past the edge of the brows this gives it that cat eye effect, the key with this look is to blend until your wrist hurts! Next i took Bitten by Makeup Geek and placed that in the outer part of the eyeshadow flick.. (dont know what to call it sorry) and the inner crease lightly joining it up as if it was a halo eye, aswell as this i smoked it under my eye connecting to the eyeshadow flick. On the centre of the lid close to the lash line i placed the shade 55 from inglot which is a golden bronze. In the water line and tight line i put my Lancome black pencil eye liner, then smoked it along my top lash line. Finish the eyeshadow look with a generous coating of mascara and a highlight in the inner corner to open up the eyes. In James’ look he is wearing falsies but i cant do them to save my life so im going to pretend i skipped them to make it more natural. 

Do your face makeup like normal but go to town on the contour and highligt, litterally guys it didnt pick up on the camera but i awas blinding. Oh also i wass watching this youtube video where they said a big makeup mistake was to blind people with highlight and classified it as the worse trend 2016!! I KNOW i was like dying!  Anyways freckles is one of the things James is known for and he rocks them! His are very bold and i sadly wasn’t brave enough for that so i died them down abit to make it more wearable but like i said if you’ve got balls rock heavy ones! To do this i took my anastasia dip brow in dark brown on a tiny morphe brush and dotted them all around my face. If you think they’re to dark lightly patting them makes them fade slightly.

Next i filled my brows in normally however using darker brow powder over my dip brow as his brows are very dark. 

For lips i picked two options a more casual one but still very James, then a diy one similar to the one in the inspo picture. 

1st Option…

So this is the classic red lip with a twist i took the red shimmery eyeshadow and placed it in the centre of my lips  with some gold to give it a metallic finish but keeping it classic and autumnal. 
2cnd Option…

The lip james was wearing was a matte grey brown. I dont have this colour (if you have one similar use that) so i decide to diy it! for this i took a matte browny grey eyeshadow and pressed that onto my lips over the top of a nude lipstick, and then cleaned it up with my foundation. 

Thankyou so much for reading and getting me to 950 followers that is literally ridiculous, i love you all so much have a lovely week! 

Love abi xx

Tarte Water foundation first impression 

​Hello my lovelies, how are you all? 

I feel like it has been a while since i’ve written a blog because it’s now autumn which is my favourite makeup time of the year, as it is the time where out inner goth can come out in vampy lips and smokey eyes. Then it’s HALLOWEEN comment below what you’re being i woulod love to hear your ideas. Anyways keep your eyes open for autumnal makeup looks and halloween ideas. 

Moving on to the real reason you all came, this is my tarte rainforest of the sea water foundation first impressions. Ive seen this product everywhere but haven’t managed to get my hands on it because i live in the UK and our makeup game is low. After unsuccessful Tarte and  Sephora orders i managed to find it at Roses beauty store, which is an online beauty shipping american makeup to the UK. 

Before i talk about the foundation i want to talk to you about the store, my product was delayed as the didn’t actually have it avaliable so it took a week to get to me plus normal shipping time, which was very annoying. However the customer service was amazing and did everything they could to get it to come to me quickly, so that was fine. Apart from the shipping problem i would really recommend this site,  and i know i will be using them again.

 The foundation… 

I had heard so much good things about this foundation but i was sadly let down for numerous reasons which was dissapointing since i had been wanting it since it came out. 

It was recommended to use a flat top brush with this foundation but after testing it out i found like many other people the beauty blender worked better. 

Excuse the lips i had lip stain on that day and well it stained! To try and build up the coverage i experimented with different amounts of product, but whatever i did it still looked cakey and fake. which was a selling point that it would look natural and flawless. You can’t see the cakeyness on camera but in person a lot of people did say it was obvious i was wearing foundation or commented i was wearing more than normal, which was not my desired look. If you can get away with minimum foundation this could work for you but if not i wouldnt risk buying this. 


I’m making it out to be totally awful and honestly it was for my skin but the packaging is truly beautiful, Tarte really outdid themselves on that like always. The colour match was also perfect to the description given on the Tarte website and they catered to all skin tones and undertones which was amazing as you have a wide range to pick from. I got the shade Fair Neutral which as you can probably guess is for vampire people with yellow and pink undertones. I really suggest paying alot of attention to the shade descriptions before you purchase because they are very accurate and detailed. 

Here is the foundation with the rest of my makeup on, as you can see from the picture it looks flawless and glowy, so i would suggest this for a photoshoot as it looks incredible. However up close in real life it still looks cakey and patchy, so avoid it if you have acne prone skin and need max coverage. Remember though guys everyone’s skin is different dont be put off the product by my review, just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it wont for you! like the Loreal true match foundation does the same thing as the Tarte foundation and that is one of the most loved foundations, so if that works for you the Water foundation could to. 

Thankyou for reading, hope you have a lovely week; if you would like to see a tutorial on this look please let me know and i would be happy to do one. Oh and guys… WE GOT TO 800 FOLLOWERS and were 30 away from 900 how insane is that!! I literally can’t believe it thankyou SO SO much for sticking with me and reading my blog it means the world! Just wanted to say how amazing you all are and how shocked i am. 

Thankyou again, love abixx

Vegas inspired day to night transition look 

Hello my lovelies, how are you all? 

So i think we all have had the struggle of being in a rush and having to attempt a day to night transition and it not looking flawless. In this post i will be showing you solutions to a quick simple switch to get you ready for a big night out.

Vegas has always been a place ive wanted to visit its full of bright lights, big names and a glamorous people. When exploring all the things you can do whether it is day or night you want your makeup to look amazing always, but in reality thats not always the case, so here is a simple look to make hopefully a little easier. I was challenged by vegas.com to create a makeup day to night transition look inspired by one of their many beautiful hotels. The range of hotels is as amazing as the interior they’re all fitted with night clubs, glamorous parties and 5 star restaurants so you dont even need to leave your hotel! If you’re planning to take a trip to Vegas a good option would be to check out their great Las Vegas package deals that are perfect for holiday getaway. 

I eventually picked the hotel  Venetain which is a luxorious Italian old-world style resort, to create my look around. Its got everything from gondolas to some of the best places to shop and dine. Italians are generally very tanned so i plan to do a bronze glam look to show the heratige of the building but still incorperating gold inspired by the Venetain’s stunning interior as you can see above. 

The day look…

The Venetain as i said is covered in gold rooms and marble floors. To recreate this for the day i put an oranagy burnt gold all over my lid with a bronze crease. This look may be more of a night look for some of you but this is my day look i hope you enjoy.

First i start with my Bareminerals Blemish Ready powder founation as for a day look you dont need lots of coverage. I buffed this all into my face apart from around the eyes, as i applied a morphe concealer a few shades lighter than my skin in that area.

I bronzed my skin with the Makeup Revolution bronzerand darkened it up with a shimmery bronzer in the same palette, so i could be as golden as the Venetain. As a blush i took my lancome blush on the apples of my cheek and went over it with my pink subtle highlight to create a healthy glowy look. To ‘snatch’ my nose i took the same bronzer on the edges of my nose and across the middle creating a button style nose; to make it more natural you can take the brush you applied foundation with and go over the contour with it. As a highlight i took a white highlight  with golden reflects on the tops of my cheek bones, cupids bow and tip of my nose. 

In the day i would want my eyeshadow to me quick, simple but still stunning, so i can go explore the sights early whilst still looking put together and glamorous. For the eyes i started with a Morphe concealer that i set and used in the place of a primer. I went in with peach smoothie from makeup geek then went over it with a burnt orange from my Morphe 35W palette. All over the lid i took the shade 157 from inglot which is a golden orange shade, then i darkened the crease with my bronzer. I took  peach smoothie and the inglot shadow called 157 sweeping it across the lower lash line, to finish in the inner corner i put the shade  09 from inglot in my inner corner. To finish i applied several coats of maybelline lash sensational mascara and its done.

Finally i did my lips which is as simple as anything, i lightly outlined them using my foundation to make it look more natural. Then applied my carmex lip balm all over my lips to keep them hydrated all day, then a light coating of gloss in the centre to add a sheen.

The evening look…

This look is to get you ready for the exclusive parties and nightclubs the Venetain has to offer whilst taking less than 15 mins to change.

To start with added more  foundation in the areas i felt i needed it, creating more of a full coverage look. I also added my a light contour to create a more dramatic look,  finally i added more of the golden highlight intending to have the same effect as the contour. 

The eyes require a little more effort start by taking the gold off the centre of the lid, as we will be putting glitter there. Keeping the existing eyeshadow i darkened up the crease, and the inner and outer corners to create a halo effect, using a brown orangey colour from the morphe 35w palette. Using the same palette i took a darker colour, and built it up in the same areas to make it more dramatic, however still making sure the orange was visible higher up. Using a lash glue i put gold strictly glitter on the lower centre part of my lid to make the eyes pop. I also took the glitter on the bottom lash line in the middle to balance it out, after i swept the inglot shadow 157 under it. Finally i took my maybelline mascara and thickened up my lashes. 

For the lips i have two options. Number one is to apply a nude lipstick to keep the attention on the eyes, for this i used Rimmel London’s Kate lipstick in shade 03. The second option is colouring your lips in with a berry lipliner, i used Rimmel lip linner mauve shimmer and the patted some highlight in the middle to make my lips appear bigger. 

Thankyou all for reading, i had such a fun time creating this look for you all i hope you enjoyed. I hope you have a lovely week, don’t forget to check out Vegas.com and their amazing package deals

Love you, Abixx

Green halo smokey eye

Hello my lovelies, how are you all? Guess what… I HIT 700 FOLLOWERS i know it’s insane thankyou SO much for once i’m actually speechless you guys are amazing!! 

So this is a smalo (halo + smokey) eye thats not a thing im pretty sure but im just going to pretend it is. This look was inspired by the shadow venom from makeup geek, which is a beautiful shimmery dark green. As you all know im rubbish at smokey eyes but i attempted one for you i hope you all enjoy. Oh and have a lovely weekend i hope the weathers better than it is here in typical rainy, stormy England.

Im just going to go through how i created the eyeshadow look and skip the face because you’ve all read me do that a million times, then i will give you some tips on doing a smokey eye.

The look…

So first most importantly especially for when you’re going to be using dark colours, because panda eyes aren’t a cute look on humans to be honest, you should apply a base for this i used a morphe concealer from lid to brow bone then set it with a translucent powder. 

For the crease i applied peach smoothie by makeup geek on a big fluffy brush followed by a burnt orange from morphe 350 palette on top blending it quite high. To darken up the crease i added a dark brown also from my morphe 350 palette and focused that mainly on the outer v and the outer third of my crease. 

For the lid i took a black eyeshadow on a flat brush and applied that all over being careful not to go to high, then i buffed this out dragging it  into the crease to give the smokey effect. When that was as dark as i wanted i went over it with peach smoothie to blend the colours together and leave no harsh lines. 

For the halo part of the eye i took venom by makeup geek on a wet small flat brush to get more pigment, and put that on the lower center part of my lid, so it doesn’t mix giving me a shimmery crease which i dont want because im not about that life. 

Under my eye i put concealer cleaning up the edge of the eyeshadow and concealing dark circles. As always i set that with my lancome translucent pressed powder. Under my lash line i put peach smoothie followed by the black eyeshadow, blending it out on a small fluffy brush with the burnt orange to make it mirror my eye look. In the inner corner and brow bone i placed a white highlight from makeup revolution to make my eyes pop; add a few coats of mascara its finished.

Top 5 tips… 

  • When creating a smokey eye blend blend blend if you think you’ve finished you aren’t blend again, this will make the look appear so much nicer and put together. 
  • When using dark colour apply concealer after so you can wipe away any fallout, so you wont look like a panda.
  • Only apply the dark colour in the outer part of your crease and blend inwards creating a soft sexy effect.
  • Always apply a bit of the darker colour on you lower lash line to tie the look together and balance it all out. 
  • When using a green shimmer apply a black eyeshadow as a base because it makes it more vibrant.

Thankyou for reading hope you enjoyed it was something a bit different if you prefer this type of makeup please let me know. Have a lovely day thankyou again so so much for 700 means the world! 

Love you, Abi xx

For Girly Days

Hello my lovelies, how are you all?

So i got challenged by  Glossier  which is a modern day beauty brand in America selling skin and beauty products to think about how i could do  #glossierpink, based on their pinterest board which is beautiful like their products. Its insane they asked me to be part of it i cant believe it so of course i was like yess, so created a girly vibed post as pink screams girly to me and is obviously in the hashtag. So this is 3 causual girly outfits and a girly glam makeup look, hope you enjoy thankyou.

The outfits…

So im not going to lie to you but im not a big pink clothes fan but after this i feel like i should branch out and add colour into my wardrobe. 

1) 

Denim pinafore from newlook

Pink shiny top from H&M

Nike Air Max Theas 

2) 

This isnt pink i know sorry but i still think its very pretty and perfect for a girly and classy look.

Tan boots from Newlook 

Black high waisted disco jeans also from Newlook

Blue over lay top from Bershka

3)

Pink top from Topshop

Blue denim skirt from H&m

Black suede pumps from H&M

The makeup…

So for this look i went for a pink eyes with glossy lips because #glossierpink.. i know i know sorry. Anyways i started with the natural collection green corrector on my problem areas, so all over my face pretty much then applied a morphe conclear over the top to set it as my foundation is powder. 

Next i buffed in my Bare minerals blemish ready foundation.On top of that i applied concealer to the areas i wanted to highlight and set it with a white glowy eyeshadow, i highly reccommend using an eyeshadow under your eyes if you’re vampire pale like me. Then i contoured/bronzed up my face with my makeup revolution golden sugar highlight palette.

Now onto the fun bits, i used my Anastasia dip brow dark brown on a small pointed brush by morphe to apply false freckles all over my nose and cheeks. I chose this because uts cute and girly and ive been loving it for summer. A good tip when you’re doing this is once you’re done go over it with left over foundation on your brush to make them appear more natural. Also you can darken any beauty spots/moles to make your foundation seem less full coverage, and trick the eyes into thinking you’re naturally flawless! 

For the blush and highlight i used my makeup revolution sugar and spice palette and took the hot pink blush on the apples of my cheek. Using the pink reflected highlight in the palette i put this on my cheek bones, and a whiter one on my nose and cupids bow. 

For the main part of course the eyes and brows, i placed a concealer from morphe from my brow bone to lid then set it with a white eyeshadow to hold my eyeshadow in place. I ran unexpected by makeup geek through my crease as a transition colour and then ontop and in the outer third of my eye i blended the hot pink blush i previously used. To darken up the crease i took makeup geeks bitten eyeshadow, and on a small fluffy brush and placed that in the outer v blending into the crease. To blend out the harsh lines i took unexpected again and blended the eyeshadows together, then as a shimmer which every girl needs in her life i took dusty from the Naked 3 palette. To finish off the eyes i followed the same order of colours and placed them on my lower lash line keeping bitten on the outer third close to the lashes. Finally i applied my lash sensational mascara and filled in my eyes brows with my Anastasia dip brow.

For my lips i took carmex and applied a thick layer to hydrate my lips and keep them looking plump all day. Alternatively you could use Glossiers Balm Dotcom which i have no tried as you cant get it in the UK sadly but i have heard is amazing and it contains mainly natural ingrediants which is hard to find! If any of you do check it out please let me know your thoughts.

By creating the post and suggesting to use glossier products, it was based on the fact ive heard amazing reviews and the products do look beautiful. I have not used them as they dont ship to me, but i thought since you most of you lived in the USA i thought you might be interested in checking them out. Thankyou for reading have a lovely week! 

Love Abi xx

Festival makeup

Hello my lovelies, how are you all? At festivals glitter is your best friend and the bolder the makeup the better, nothing is to much! So this year i went to a local festival near me called latitude and had the time of my life. Comment below if you went to a festival, if so which one. I camped there for 4 days and this was one of my looks i hope you all enjoy.

For this makeup as there is alot of glitter its best to start with the lips and eyes. Bit of a weird order but i found it worked best. So for the eyes i primed them with my mac pro long wear concealer amd set them with my translucent powder. Then i put a burnt orange in my crease and created a wing with my maybelline 24hr colour tattoo in the shade endless purple, bit of a random colour i know but it made the blue pop so i went with it. Over the top of this i used one of my strictly pigments in sky blue to set it. After the face we will come back to the eyes. 

Next i did the lips i outlined them and filled them in with the same maybelline colour tattoo as it is a cream eyeshadow the glitter sticks to it i used this as an alternative as i didnt want to use glue on my lips. I covered my lips with dark blue glitter also from a strictly set making sure to be carefull not to slip, as im not a fan of a blue moustache. I then cleaned the edges up using my foundation. 

Now for the fun bits i used my rimmle natural bronzer on the perimeter of my face focusing on my non existent cheek bones, then went over it with my shimmer bronzer from my makeup revolution palette in golden sugar; from the same palette i took the highlighting blush shade and the purple highlighter and mixed them together to create a blush/highlight. For more highlight because my life goal is to blind people, i took the white highlight from that palette and put it in all the places id previously placed the concealer, so pretty much everywhere to be honest. Then i took my body shop roll on glitter and placed that on my cheek bones and a tiny amount on my nose. I didnt want to have coloured glitter on my face as the eyes and lips where the main attraction, however this glitter does have a blue and purple reflect.

Now back to the eyes i placed the orange i used in my crease on the lower lash line and then covered that in the blue pigment, this turned out a aqua colour however you sadly cant see it from the pictures. For the inner corner i used the same white hightlight and a bit if the glitter. Finally i coated my lashes in my maybelline lash sensational mascara then filled in my eyebrows like normal and that was it. If you want a more indepth routine of the brows i have a blog post on it. 

Thankyou all for reading, i wont be active for a while as im away for another week with no wifi (this post was pre uploaded) but have a lovely week love you all thankyou! 

Love abi xx

Get Unready With Me

Hello my lovelies how are you all? So to start with WE HIT 400 I KNOW RIGHT WHATT! Litterally couldn’t believe i could ever hit 200 hundred let alone 400 its insane! I just wanted to say thankyou so much im so grateful for all you lovely people you mean alot to me even it might sound silly. Ill stop blabbering and get into it i just wanted to say thankyou and bring on 500 woo.. im kidding but im trying the whole optomism gets you what you want thingy so yeah woo. Awkward sorry. 

Anyways this is my get unready with me hope you enjoy reading. By the way if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to comment because i try and sound like i know what im doing but i kind of dont. Oh well here it goes..

First i start with my simple kind to skin cleansing wipes these are heaven for me on i just keep them by my bed and rub off my makeup when even i feel like my skin is going to errupt. 

Next i properly cleaned my face with my vichy normaderm deep gel cleanser to get rid of all the nasty spots trying to peak through. This is my holy grail i have used it for 2 years and it has never let me down! I have a whole cupboard dedecated to skincare and time after time i have come back to this because i know it doesn’t hate me, and my skin doesn’t hate it. Bit off topic but guys imagine how much food we could buy with all the money we’ve spent on skincare we could have a feast, im not even kidding this must happen. 

As i had been doing a challenge that day on a full face of eyeshadow with eyeshadow as foundation and everything!  (It was terrifying not gonna lie) my face was feeling pretty blocked up so i put on a face mask using all natural ingrediants, to try and dampen the impact.

For the chocolate face mask..

1tsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp coconut oil 

And however much water you want to reach your desired consistency.

Then leave for 10 mins

DISCLAIMER: If you have oily skin skip the coconut oil and just use water.

I didn’t feel like i needed more moisture so i skipped that step but if i do i use coconut oil by melting it in my hand and them massaging it all over my face. However under my eyes i did use some Nourishing cream from Neals Yard to make the black demons under my eyes dissapear, ok fade its not that much of a miracle worker i wish they would dissapear though, that would be helpful. 

Then i do my teeth im not going to explain this because im hoping you all clean your teeth (please do if you dont!) At the moment iam attempting to whiten my teeth and i read that using 1/2  a tsp of baking soda (NOT BAKING POWDER IT DOES NOTHING, TRUST ME) for 14 days does the trick so i will keep you updated on any changes and how reliable it is after ive finished.

Finally i finish of with some lip balm this is a snoopy carmex it is utterly adorable and stops my lips looking like a dried rasin, but any lip balm will do.

Thankyou again for 400 followers means the world hope you enjoyed this blog sorry it was quite short, but didn’t want to bore you all. 

Love you, abi xx