Tuesday, 30 October 2012

20 Follower Giveaway! [CLOSED / WINNER ANNOUNCED SOON]

To celebrate my 20 follower milestone, I'm giving away just a little prize to one person! I really appreciate all my followers and all the lovely comments I receive. This is just a thanks for that. :) Please be aware this is UK only, but for future giveaways I hope to be able to do them internationally. The prize is:
- Two sets of Eldora lashes
- The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream


To win, you must be a follower and leave a comment below telling me...
What's your favourite thing about Halloween?

The winner will be announced in two weeks time! I will use random.org to pick the winner from the comments so that it's completely fair. I will then message/email the winner to ask for their address details and will send out the prize the day after (or the same day if I have enough time).

Good luck!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Liebster Award



Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who visited my blog for 2000 pageviews! Woop!

I really was not expecting this! Maddie-Elizabeth of http://maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk/ chose me as one of her nominees for the Liebster Award. To be perfectly honest, I've never heard of it so I'm gonna be looking into it tonight. Thank you for nominating me!

RULES:
You must post 11 random facts about yourself. You must answer 11 questions from the person who chose you. You must create a new set of 11 questions for who you tag. 
You must then tag 11 blogs with under 200 followers and let them know. You can not tag back.


11 RANDOM FACTS:

- I have 4 tattoos and 4 piercings.

- My favourite smell is unleaded petrol.

- I have a birthmark on my knee.

- My dream career (apart from becoming a make-up artist) is to sing in musicals, stage shows, etc.

- I'm 5'3".
- My worst fears are spiders & dead bodies.

- I've broken one bone: my wrist.

- Nirvana have been my favourite band for 10 years.

- I've only told very few people in real life about my blog.
- My hair has been dyed blonde, black, blue, purple, red & pink.
- My favourite place in the world is Florida.

MY ANSWERS:
1. What is your favourite part of blogging?
The comments I get & people following me. There's nothing nicer or more encouraging than receiving a lovely comment from someone. It really makes my day.

2. What made you start your blog?

If you couldn't tell, I am absolutely obsessed with make-up. I have a YouTube channel too, but I honestly feel that I'm better at blogging. I wanted somewhere I could share my thoughts, post pictures and talk to like-minded people. I adore blogging & I want to keep going.

3. What beauty product could you not live without?

Lipglosses. That's the product I have the most of out of my whole collection.


4. What do you hope to be doing in five years time?

Hopefully working as a fully-qualified make-up artist!

5. What would you describe your personal style as?

Honestly, I don't think I can. I'm not one for following trends. If I see something and I knew it came out 2 years ago, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest. I buy what I like the look of and that's it. I either wear jeans, leggings, dresses or t-shirts.


6. What is your favourite clothing shop?

River Island.

7. What is your favourite fashion era?
50s.

8. What is your favourite makeup brand?
MAC, without a doubt.

9. Life motto?

No regrets.


10. Heels or flats?

Flats. I would have said heels a few years ago but I hardly ever wear them now.


11. Summer or Winter?

Winter. Some people feel miserable in the Winter but I feel it in the Summer. Heat makes me tired, uncomfortable and moody. I have no idea why - it just does!

YOU'VE BEEN NOMINATED!:

MY QUESTIONS:
1) Who is your idol?
2) Which qualifications do you have?
3) What's your favourite perfume?
4) Have you ever received any negative feedback on your blog? (Trolls, etc.)
5) What do you hope to gain out of blogging?
6) What's your favourite thing about yourself? (Physically or personality-wise)
7) Do you follow a skincare routine?
8) Do you have any body modifications?
9) Is there anything you would want to change about your life right now?
10) Who is your favourite blogger?
11) Christmas or Birthdays?



Personal Update #1


Hiya guys! :)
I thought I'd do something a bit different today, rather than the usual make-up related posts. I used to do daily personal blogging years ago and I'd quite like to incorporate it into my blog. Although I don't have that many followers, I still want to interact and get involved with you all.


On Friday, I sat my first written assessment in college for Facial Care and got 91%! I'm really pleased with the results and only had to expand a little more on two of the questions in the paper. The pass mark was 80% and next week I will have to verbally give the details I missed out to my lecturer, which I should be fine for. I have a written assessment for Nail Care this coming Thursday, and then practical assessments for Nail Care the week after, so it's gonna be a lot of practicing and studying for me.

After I finished college on Friday, I got a phone call from my best friend who does work for a music promotion company which you can view here. They are doing a pin-up girl themed photoshoot with models in the coming weeks and I was asked to do the make-up for the shoot. I literally cannot contain my excitement! Obviously I'm not getting paid for it, but I'm so happy to have an opportunity to start building on my portfolio and to gain experience. I will post pictures here whenever I get asked to do it.

Let me know how your weekend was and if anything exciting happened for you. :)
Naomii xo


Thursday, 25 October 2012

My Dream Outfit For My 21st!

I'm turning 21 in November and I'm having a party for it! I'm really excited and I found an amazing dress that I fell in love with. It's from www.ironfist.co.uk, but the only downside is that it's a tad on the pricey side. I've never bought anything from them before so I don't even know if it's going to be of good quality or not.


What do you think? If you've seen any other dark dresses that would suit someone curvy like me, then leave your suggestions in the comments. :)

Naomii xo

Sunday, 21 October 2012

FOTD #3

Today's look is a defined crease, the usual winged liner and a bright red lip. Let me know what you think! Would you wear something like this?



PRODUCTS USED

FACE:
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer in 01
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed

EYES:
NYX Eyeshadow in Sahara
ELF Eyeshadow Pigment in D20
GOSH Long Lasting Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara in Blackest Black
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Fantasme

LIPS:
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Superdrug Haul 2

I really need to lay off the spending, but I couldn't help myself. I'm determined to go to Florida next September and I'll have to get saving! I haven't been away since I was 14, so I'm 7 years overdue a good holiday. Where do you like to go on holiday? Let me know in the comments. :) Enjoy!

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Man Overboard




£3.69

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Rapid Ruby




£3.69
(I ordered two by accident, so I guess one will be for a giveaway!)

Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara in Blackest Black




£9.99

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Candy Apple








£7.99

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling





£7.99

L'Oreal ColorAppeal Eyeshadow in Golden Rose









£6.19

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Prismatic Pink






£8.19

Have a good weekend!
Naomii xo

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Top 5 OPI Colours For Autumn

I'm trying to grow my nails, so what better incentive than to buy some new nail colours for Autumn? Here are the top 5 on my OPI wishlift for this season.

Ski Teal We Drop




Got The Blues For Red



Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!




Pamplona Purple




Yoga-ta Get This Blue!




Have a lovely day! :)
I have a haul coming up soon, so stay tuned.
Naomii xo

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

FOTD #2

Today's look is something fresh-faced and minimal for the cold, Autumn days we're getting here. It's been absolutely freezing for the past while. I need to stock up on warmer clothes and new coats. Let me know what you think!


My lipstick colour is way more coral than it looks here. My camera always seems to wash bright colours out. :(

FACE:NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer in 01
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in 52 Vanilla
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 010 Ivory
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed

EYES:Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eye Shadow in 140 Precious Rose
Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara

LIPS:
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in 422 Coral Tonic

Check out my YouTube channel for tutorials!
Naomii xo

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Beauty Blogger Quiz!

I wanted to post something a bit different for a change, so I found this quiz on Google. I tag everyone who reads this to do this too! :) Have fun!

SKINCARE



-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Morning and night.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combo. Booooo. :(

-What is your current facial wash?
I don't use a facial wash, but my cleanser is Philosophy Purity Made Simple.

-Do you exfoliate?
No, but I want to start to see if I can get rid of my blackheads.

-What brand do you use?
N/A.

-What moisturizer do you use?
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream for day and The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream for night.

-Do you have freckles?
No.

-Do you use eye cream?
No.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Nope, I've never had major problems with spots. I get them occasionally and they always seem to pop up in the same place.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No.

MAKE-UP

-What foundation do you use?
The one I use the most is my Rimmel Wake Me Up. I love it.

-How about concealer?
Rimmel Wake Me Up, again.

-Do you know your undertone color?
Neutral.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I don't wear them as much as I used to. I would only use them for nights out.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don't!

-What brand of mascara do you use?
I've been using ELF Mineral Infused Mascara quite a bit recently. It's great for defining and separating your lashes.

-Sephora or MAC?
Well, MAC because we don't get Sephora here.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No, but hopefully I will one day!

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Buffing brush, blush brush, powder brush, eyebrow brush, fluffy eyeshadow brush, pencil brush, flat brush for eyeshadow, etc. I use loads.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Occasionally.

-For the face?
Sometimes. I'm testing out the NYX HD Primer right now.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again by Urban Decay.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use both, but I always use liquid for my upper lashline. I only use pencil for my lower, and I smudge it out.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never?

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I don't use them very often because they tend to get messy. I much prefer pressed eyeshadows.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Not really.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Russian Red by MAC.

-How about lipgloss?
Julio by Urban Decay.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Well Dressed by MAC.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Nope. I've had too many bad experiences with fakes. Don't waste your money!

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes!

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
We don't have 'em here. :(

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I'm doing Beauty Care right now which apparently has make-up nearer the end, so I'm looking forward to that.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
No.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Foundation colour doesn't match body, too much blusher, unblended eyeshadow, eyebrows that REALLY don't match hair colour. I could go on all night, so I'll stop there.

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Both.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Dita Von Teese. *drool*

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Eyeliner.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Meh, sometimes.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC.

-What do you think of Makeup?
It's the best thing ever. :)

I hope you enjoyed my answers!
Naomii xo

MAC x Marilyn Monroe Dazzleglass in Little Rock

Sorry for not posting in a few days, I just haven't found the time. The MAC / Marilyn Monroe collection is onsale in the UK now, but there are a lot of items that are sold out. I'd recommend buying something ASAP to avoid disappointment! I really wanted one of the lipsticks but every colour was sold out. I'm really hoping that they produce more for Christmas.






£18.50 / 1.92g

Little Rock has an off-white colour when first swatched but once you apply and blend it out, it becomes a clear gloss with lots of silver glitter. It felt tacky as with all the Dazzleglasses I've tried, and lasted just over an hour on me. I honestly don't know how people get hours and hours upon end of wear time, but hey ho. Compared to a regular Dazzleglass, it's more expensive and you get less product - A regular one contains 2.4ml and costs £17.00. I personally didn't mind paying the extra because I wanted at least one thing from this collection, but it may put others off. It has the usual sweet, vanilla scent which I love. The packaging as you can see in the photos is gorgeous and is a real must-have for collectors and fans of Marilyn. This gloss would also be gorgeous over any lipstick shade. The other Dazzleglass in this collection is Phiff!, which is a repromote, so you may already have it.

I hope this review helped, and that you had a great weekend!
Follow me via GFC or email to be notified when I post next. :)
Naomii xo

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Blog Hop! October 5th - October 8th 2012

Superdrug Haul

I couldn't resist a little bit of shopping today in Superdrug. I'll list all prices underneath each image. I also got a Superdrug beauty card so I can collect points whenever I buy things. Click on images to see them in full-size. Let's go!

GOSH Mono Eyeshadow in Golden Green





£0.99 / 1.7g (Got it on clearance)

GOSH Lip Gloss in 81 Black




£0.99 / 8ml (Got it on clearance)

GOSH Jumbo Lip Gloss Pencil in 01 Cabana Orange






£1.99 / 2.8g (Got it on clearance)

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in 422 Coral Tonic






£7.19

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 140 Precious Rose






£4.49 / 2.4g

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in 52 Vanilla





£10.99 / 30ml

Super Stay 24hr Foundation SPF 19 in 021 Nude





£9.19 / 30ml

I haven't tried any of these out yet, so let me know what you think if you have!
Naomii xo