Friday, 22 August 2014

Primark P.S. Love Day palette review

I've bought some great things from Primark lately. They seem to have upped their game in the market and I'm no longer embarrassed to say I shop there. This was the first time I checked out their makeup though. I found two cute, purse friendly palettes and I was surprised to see no broken powders as often expected with cheap makeup.

The range has a Day palette consisting of neutrals and blue/grey shade and a Night palette with more plum and dark shades. They both have 8 shades and a huge mirror. As I wear neatrals mostly I opted for the Day palette. I was eager to swatch this and had to try them out as soon as I got home. 

The colour pay off wasn't great. The photos are unfiltered so you can see their true colours. It took a few applications before I started to see a basic colour. The powder is very crumbly even in the palette, when transferred to the eyes there is much fallout.

I like to try the cheaper brands because sometimes I stumble upon some major finds which end up in my kit. This I'm afraid isn't one of them and will be put in my personal makeup bag mInly for the huge mirror. At £2.50 I haven't lost out on much but atleast now I can share with you a palette to avoid. If I were to compare it to another brand I'd say it was a knock off from Makeup Academy.

Wendy x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Skull Makeup Design

If you follow my Instgram account ( you'll already have seen my skull designs photos and video. I was inspired by the talented Anna Bella MUA who has her own clothing line with her amazing skull designs. She created an American skull which inspired me to do a British version.

Having never painted a skull before it was always going to be a challenge. I didn't expect it to take 3 hours to complete - what can I say, I'm a perfectionist. I'm not happy with the teeth, to much black, nor the hollows of the cheeks. 

Practice makes perfect though right? :)

I used Cameleon face paints and brushes from 

Wendy x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Homemade Face Scrub how to

Beauty is only skin deep right? Well let's go a bit further by scrubbing off the dead layers.

In this blog post I'd like to share with you how I created my very own face scrub with just a few ingredients laying around my home. I went shopping the other day and came home without my beloved face scrub. I couldn't go without so had to make a homemade version. 

Ingredients Needed

+ An old moisturiser or body lotion (if making a body scrub)
+ A bag of sugar, unrefined is better
+ A mixing bowl and spoon

Use one part sugar to 3 parts lotion/moisturiser and mix well. Use straight away. I thought I'd be blue to keep the mixture but naturally the sugar eventually dissolved. 

It really is as simple as that. There are other methods and ingredients you can use but this is what I had laying around. If you scoure the internet you'll find many methods.

Wendy x