Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette Tutorial

Today’s been another lazy Sunday, a great opportunity for a better mess around with the Chinadoll Palette by Lime Crime. :)

I thought I’d keep it pretty simple creating a sort of smokey eye look focusing on the colour Fly Dragon Fly from the Chinadoll Palette.

The main colour I’m going to be using for this look is Fly Dragon Fly – the fiery red – so it’s a perfect look for those of you with green eyes as the reddy / orangey tones will really make your eye colour stand out!


OPI Holland Collection – Wooden Shoe Like To Know

It’s a rainy Sunday, so what better to do than try out another cute Spring shade from OPI?

This time Wooden Shoe Like To Know is in the spotlight! This nail lacquer from OPI is a neutral brown / taupe colour with a twist of gold metallic shimmer running through it.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know!


Deborah Lippmann Inspired Nails

I love Deborah Lippmann nail varnishes, sadly I still don’t own any! But I saw a lovely manicure on Facebook the other day done by her team at the Badgley Mischka Autumn 2012 show. I know it’s a jumping the gun a bit, but it’s still cold here in England and the design cheered me up and took me right back to Christmas! Here’s the actual Deborah Lippmann design.

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 I instantly fell in love with the rich deep red colour with the golden tips! Here’s my version using Chanel Le Vernis in Peridot and Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Unnatural.

Deborah Lippmann inspired luxury manicure!

I wish I could offer some makeup tips on how to get the tips straight, but all I can say is just keep practising! I don’t use manicure strips as they tend to leave marks in the varnish or don’t sit flush to the nail, leaving an uneven line. Make sure you’ve got plenty of time and keep at it, you’ll get there in the end. :)

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Black And Gold Manicure Using Chanel’s Peridot!

All this week has been Winter Varsity at university and I’ve been getting into the spirit with some black and gold nails! Showing my support in a beauty related way. :) I used Chanel Le Vernis in Peridot for the gold colour and Nails Inc Nail Varnish in Black Taxi for the tips.

Classic combo of black and gold!

A very simple yet effective look! Tomorrow I will be doing a contouring/skin sketching tutorial, so keep an eye out :)

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Sugarpill Purple and Gold Look Using Goldilux Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow

Hey guys! Today’s post is another bold look – this time using Sugarpill’s Burning Heart Palette and Chromalust Loose Pigment in Goldilux. :) Enjoy!

The sample in my order – how cute!

The lovely people at Sugarpill included a sample of their Chromalust Loose Pigment in Goldilux with my recent order. I’ve been meaning to try it out for ages in an eye look, so I thought I’d go for the classic combination of purple and gold using all Sugarpill products – Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette and Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Pigment in Goldilux.


Subtle Gold Look Using Lime Crime’s Nymph

I was in the mood for experimenting the other day, so I came up with this very subtle gold look! I usually just go for a neutral smokey eye then black eyeliner to finish, play it safe, but I thought I best make use of all the make up I’ve acquired over Christmas. I picked a product at random to base the look on, so here it is, my eye look based on Nymph!

Nymph by Lime Crime is a loose powder eyeshadow,  it’s very easy to layer and blend to achieve the look you want. It’s a creamy ivory colour with a gold shine to it – lovely on it’s own or with other colours. I decided to use different gold tones to make this eye look, but with Nymph as the main colour all over the lid and towards the brow bone.

Urban Decay Half Baked and Snakebite