Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Make-up novice

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I have never really been a big make up person, clothing or handbags has usually been my preferred poison. As you can see from my makeup draw nearly all my stuff is from Clinique and most of that was free samples that came with my foundation. About two weeks ago I discovered the world of youtube makeup tutorials/hauls. It has become such a guilty pleasure to watch one of these videos before work in the morning or to be honest a few in the evenings after dinner. Some of my favourites include Scrapbook de la Emma, DulceCandy87 and Lisa Elridge.

Unfortunately a side effect of watching these videos is a new found obsession with all things make-up related. Below are a few of the new products that I have bought over the past few weeks in an attempt to be a little more brazen in the make-up field.


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My two favourite purchases are the Revlon ‘Gold Coin’ nail polish which I have wanted since I used my sisters bottle at the start of February. And also the Maxfactor 'Scarlet Ghost' lipstick has really good staying power and is a really pretty pink colour. 


I am also having fun with the makeup brushes, they’re probably not the best ones out there but they are great for beginners like me who need the instructions on the back hehe. Oh and I now own liquid eyeliner, I feel like such a grown up! I have to say it has pretty much revolutionised my world (you cant tell I exaggerate right?) it is so much easier to apply, very happy about that.
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Is there any make-up you really like at the moment? Or do you have any one on youtube you recommend I watch, I am always up for a new obsession.

14 comments:

  1. Vintageortacky on YT does some very cool makeup looks some are a bit out there for the average person though. I never really wear make up because I don't know how and I don't like to spend money on it. The nail art pen looks cool, I've been wanting one. Have you given it a go? x

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  2. Have a look at Sprinkleofglitter and Pixiwoo, both on youtube. They are really good especially pixiwoo for makeup looks, they make everything seem so simple and easy to do. Also try the Revlon super lustrous lipsticks, the colours are amazing and the finish is gorgeous, they are as good as if not better than Mac. x

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  3. I'm pretty much the same as you, I couldn't call myself anywhere near a makeup expert! but I am definitely getting more into it :) I LOVE lisa eldrige! She is just so great at tutorials and she is stunning too :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  4. I really do love avon products - they cater for different skin colours and are not tested on animals! BONUS!

    Make-up tip: I always struggle with liquid liner 'cos my hands shake. I smooth out the line once I am done with an ear bud.

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  5. Your collection's more impressive than mine! x hivenn

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  6. I highly recommmend most everything Urban Decay (if you're ok spending a little more) or ELF if you're looking for a good deal (Most everything is $1 or $3)....Diorshow mascara is in my opinion the best mascara ever made...a little pricey though!!!

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  7. Oh ashley from that is all has a new youtube site which is really good... I actually ended up getting some new hair curlers after she recommended some, so my new fave thing is curling my hair :)

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  8. I love nail art pens... it is easy to use...

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  9. I love watching louise's videos (sprinkleofglitter) and theuglyfaceofbeauty, brograntatexo all do amazing make up videos xx

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  10. That nail art pen looks awesome I will have to give it a go.

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  11. I love clinique they are one of my most fav brands. And I know exactly what you mean by the guilty pleasures of watching continous vids on youtube of beauty gurus my most fav guru is Missglamorazzi she is just amazing and I really admire her, I get most of my wish list from her videos and I just adore her tutorials and all. You should def check her out my other fav australian guru is xofemmebeauty she is so lovely as well and I love her advice and the things she buys. Oh I sent you a letter 2 weeks ago and I am hoping it's arrived to you by now? well it def should have. Let me know if you have it :D XO

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  12. finally mastering liquid eyeliner made me feel like a legit grown up ;)

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  13. I am rubbish at applying liquid eyeliner. I'm bow down to your awesome make up skills!

    x Jasmine

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  14. Oh yes, the you tube make up gurus suck you in! I had to watch my spending though, because they make you want to buy EVERYTHING they use. Another great youtuber: Pixiwoo.

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