Thursday, 27 February 2014

Subtle Sixties Eye Makeup

I love a 60s eye. The whole thing just really makes your eyes pop. 
I decided to do quite a subtle version with a pale grey lid, deep grey/purple in the crease and a small wing.
I think it's a look that benefits from a little practice, but it's really adjustable for whatever style you're comfortable with.
The crease colour needs to be really well blended, so it's worth taking a bit of time over. 
I kept my wing a little less bold by using a black powder shadow with an angled brush.
Pleas ignore the horror that is my left eyebrow.
Products used: Foundation - Une Skinglow in G08
                       Blusher - MAC Satin in Royal Sunset
                       Eye shadow - Sleek iDivine palette in Au Naturel
                       Mascara - 17 Peep Show in Black

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Flapper style makeup

I was bored and near makeup, there's a touch of the inevitable here. I went for a sort of flapper inspired look this time. It has to be said, I think it's heavier than my face can handle. I love the look on other people, but this would be a fancy dress look only for me. I used a mid brown shadow around the black to soften it a little and to help the blending. Also featuring: the worst attempt at a faux bob you will ever see.
 I do, however, love the lips. I used black eye shadow in the corners and blended in to get an ombre effect. It looks better and brighter in real life. Love. It.
Anywho, I hope you like. It's great fun doing this, because all the black makes it feel like a glamorous rock and roll look.
Products used: Foundation - No. 7 Essentially Natural in Calico
                       Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte in Transparent
                       Eyeshadow - Sleek iDivine palette in Au Naturel
                       Mascara - Soap and Glory Thick & Fast in Black
                       Lip liner - Barry M liner in Red
                       Lipstick - Avon Ultra Colour in Red 2000

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Giovanni 2Chic Ultra Sleek Collection Review

I received samples of the 2Chic Ultra Sleek Collection by Giovanni in my February Glossybox. The collection items I received were a shampoo, conditioner and a conditioning & styling elixir.

The Ultra Sleek collection contains Brazillian Keratin and Argan Oil and is supposed to increase shine, smoothness and banish frizz. It's also lauryl and laureth sulfate free.
You can view the full collection here.

So, it being sulfate free, the shampoo doesn't lather very much and I found it quite difficult to use. Afterwards my hair didn't feel completely clean. Using the shampoo & conditioner I didn't notice any difference in shine or smoothness, but my hair did get greasy after a day and usually I can last 2 or 3 days. The elixir did noticeably calm down some of my flyaways and my hair felt softer. I really wasn't a fan of the smell of the products, to me it smelled someone pissed on a coconut.

Overall, if the smell was different, I think I would by the elixir, but I'm not the biggest fan of this collection.