Monday, 22 April 2013

3 Scarves, 3 looks & Momina pearls review

Hi loves!

Hope your all well. Today I'm bringing you a review of Momina Pearls- a small business that sell scarves and accessories. They sent me three scarves (which are gorgeous) and I thought what fun is just a review- so I have created three different looks to compliment the different scarves.

I chose two of these headscarves (the owl grey and tribal red) and they kindly sent me another one which was so unexpected and its beautiful. I really do like these scarves which you will see why in the review at the end. Here are my looks!

Tribal red

This scarf is a red scarf with grey, orange and greeny colours. It has a sort of Aztec design on it. Its really beautiful to add some colour to your outfit and is great if you like patterned scarves. I teamed this scarf up with a bold makeup look- going for a matte yellow on the lid with teal in the crease and lots of lash. I kept it really girly with bubblegum pink lips and purple liner.

-TT hazel contacts from Hair city
-Tribal headscarf only £4 from Momina Pearls
-Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
-Nars sheer glow foundation
-Bourjois chocolate bronzer
-Illamasqua sophie blusher
-Mac chrome yellow eyeshadow
-Sleek ultra matte darks eyeshadow palette
-Mac whisper of gilt extra dimension skinfinish
-Urban decay midnight cowgirl eyeshadow
-Rimmel kohl pencil in jungle green
-Illamasqua precision ink in havoc
-Mac 44 lashes & Ardell wispies
-Illamasqua manic medium pencil
-Illamasqua lipstick in Immodest
-Mac Viva glam Nicky 2 lipstick
-Illamasqua perform intense lipgloss

Geometric border 

This scarf was the one sent to me by surprise and I love all the different colours in it. It was so hard deciding on what colours to use as there was so many to choose from. I ended up going for a purple shadow on the lid with orange in the crease and turquoise glitter liner.

-TT blue contacts from Hair city
-Geometric boarder scarf from Momina pearls
-Rimmel 25 hours & Illamasqua RL
-Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
-Maybelline fit me concealor
-Sleek ultra matte darks and bright palettes
-UD Vice palette
-Maybelline gel liner
-Collection 2000 glam crystals in 5
-Mac smolder eye kohl
-Eylure 147 lashes
-Bourjois chocolate bronzer
-Mac peaches blusher
-Mac whisper of gilt
-Illamasqua lipstick in blaze

Owls grey

This scarf is my favourite. Its the perfect casual scarf that is the perfect colour to pop on with anything. I also love that its kept quite simple. I teamed this scarf up with something glam and smoky. I went for a silver/grey smokey eye with double winged liner. I love how this makeup elongated my eyes and really opened them up as I was using very light eyeshadows.

-TT green contacts from Hair city
-Owls grey headscarf from Momina pearls
-Rimmel match perfection & Illamasqua RL
-Sleek ultra matte darks palette
-UD Naked 2 palette
-Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
-Illamasqua concealor
-Maybelline gel liner
-Illamasqua precision ink in scribe
-Illamasqua intrigue blush
-Bourjois chocolate bronzer
-Illamasqua naked rose blush
-Mac silver dusk
-Eylure 145 lashes
-Mac creme cup lipstick

On to the review...

PRICE 10/10
These scarves all retail at £4 and the Geometric boarder £3. In my personal opinion I feel like this is very reasonable for the quality of the scarves (same as Primark).

The quality was pretty good considering the price- the scarves felt really soft and stayed on my head pretty good without slipping back. I also like the material, the owls grey scarf seems like a slightly thicker material to me than the others which is what I prefer but nevertheless its only a small difference. The only thing is that I found the scarf to catch on my pin which pulled the thread which is why I have given it an 8. 

I love the designs that I chose and also what they have on their Facebook page, as they seem very unique and have a good range. I would like to see more plain scarves for example tassel headscarves and in a range of different colours. These are great for everyday and as a nice staple as they go lovely with lots of outfits. 

My scarves reached me in about 3 days from when I confirmed- which is fast shipping! I also received some free accessories and scarf pins. The lovely Kiran who I had been messaging to and fro who owns Momina pearls was so lovely and her customers seem to love her too. She responds almost immediately and updates her Facebook page regularly. Her shipping fees vary from £2 which is very affordable and I would definitely purchase my scarves from this company.

Would you rock these colours? Don't forget to follow Momina Pearls on their Facebook and Twitter and get your stunning scarves and accessories at a bargain!xxx

Friday, 19 April 2013

Baobella £150 Selfridges gift card haul!

Hi beauts! Hope your all well

It seems like ages since I last blogged. I have been so busy creating lots of new makeup looks, trying new products, freelancing and organising a ladies night that was last week! Phew.. stress over

First of all I would like to say a big big thank you if you voted me to win the Baobella bloggers go pro competition. I didn't win.. but I came second with a £150 gift card! Its such an honour. I don't know if any of you guys remember my post on the Baobella bloggers go pro competition- if your new to my blog or haven't seen it you can check it out here. 

How cute is this pink little envelope! 
Heres the look I came second with...

I went for a ultra glam 1960s inspired makeup look

Of course I cashed out my £150 gift card on makeup and it didn't take me long at all to spend (probably about 15 minutes). Here's a snap of what I purchased...

The first counter I visited was Nars. I love Nars blushers so much and couldn't wait to get my hands on another one. I was looking for a natural everyday shade and the lady at the counter suggested 'Lustre'. I tend to stay away from peachy shades- but when I tried it on I could instantly picture it as a casual, everyday blush- it also gave my cheeks an amazing glow.

Nars lustre blush RRP-£21.50
The second counter I visited was Mac and boom my whole gift card was spent!

I love the Mac mineralize powders- they give such a beautiful glow to the cheeks and can be worn naturally or very heavy. I have been eyeing up Gold deposit and Dainty for a while. I have actually used Gold deposit MSF in a look already because I couldn't wait to try it. How gorgeous do these baked powders look?!

Left- Mac MSF in Gold deposit RRP-£21.50
Right- Mac Dainty Mineralize blush RRP-£19

Next, I went for Oyster girl lipglass and Brick lipliner. Currant lipliner is the only lipliner I have tried from Mac and the formula is amazing! The liner lasts for ages and really does stop lipstick from bleeding. Because I love Currant so much I thought I would try Brick as it is a classic red that would go with most red lipsticks. Oyster girl lipglass is a beautiful nude pink with gold shimmer.

 Left Oyster girl lipglass RRP-£13.50
Right- Brick lip pencil RRP-£11.50

The rest of the money was spent on lipsticks! My makeup collection is quite huge as you can imagine but it lacks a good lipstick collection as I have never been confident with my teeth or smile and didn't want to draw attention to it by applying lipstick. BUT since I have had braces my teeth look much better and I am much more confident with my lips and smile so needed some new lipsticks for the collection and also some colours to experiment with in looks.

From Left to right- Viva glam Nicky 2, Candy yum yum, Creme cup, Yash RRP-£14 each

Lipsticks without flash
Lipsticks with flash
Swatches without flash
Swatches with flash
I think thats a nice little selection there. Purple, pink, nude and brown toned nude? I can see these colours working for so many different looks!

I also bought the number 44 lashes which are very dramatic and elongated. Here are some snaps of looks I have done with some of the new products I bought with the gift card.

Using Mac 44 lashes
Using Mac lipstick in Yash and Mac MSF in Gold deposit
Using Mac 44 lashes, (left) Viva glam Nicky 2 lipstick,
(right) Candy YUM YUM lipstick

 Do you own any of these products? A big thank you to the girls at Baobella for this amazing competition! 


Love always 


Monday, 1 April 2013

Copper and green: Collab with Frootibeauty

Hi beauts!

Today I'm bringing you a makeup artist collaboration with the most beautiful Safiyah from Frootibeauty! She is just lovely and I am so excited to bring our collaboration pictures to you.

Safiyah is a professional makeup artist from London who specialises in Asian and Arabic bridal makeup. She has over 5 years experience in the beauty industry and is also a professional blogger! You guys need to check out her blog as she often shows tips and tricks on how to apply makeup in different ways and also how to be a savvy beauty shopper. Her favourite makeup brands are Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Kiko, 'they are brands of great quality, pigmentation and they stand out from the norm'.

Safiyah actually decided on the collaboration look- she asked for a copper and green eye makeup look and we left our looks as a surprise to each other to see how we would represent the colours. Safiyah is so beautiful and talented and its no shock I love what she came up with!

Her look is actually so similar to mine a glittery copper lid with a cut crease. I love her double winged liner- it really adds a sophisticated twist. Her blending is amazing! A key quality of an amazing makeup artist.

Here is my look, the products I used will be listed below. I went for a dramatic glitter copper lid and smoked it out with a shimmering green. For the lips I went nude keeping the focus on the eyes. I applied some heavy double lashes to really add drama and flutter. Underneath the eyes I used a emerald green pencil to keep the look balanced with copper and green.

Products used

-Illamasqua rich liquid and Nars sheer glow
-Illamasqua sophie blush
-Mac cream colour base in pearl
-Copper glitter from Ebay
-BH party girl palette
-Avon emerald liner
-Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
-Mac blankety lipstick
-Eylure 204 double lashes

Check out Safiyahs post on our collab here (products she used will be listed)
Be sure to keep up with her gorgeous work on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

Let us know what you think of our looks in the comments and if you have any ideas for my next collaboration

Love always