Monday, 29 July 2013

Neon Pink Alien Snow Bunny

I went to the awesome Steve Vai gig the other week and thought that I should dress up for the occasion. Steve Vai's solo guitar and instrumental music is whacky, outrageous, seductive and sensual and his album covers have many different styles some of which are alienesque. So I thought I'd bring out my Neon Pink Cyberdog space dress and then build a quick makeup look from there. 

I was in a rush and didn't have much time, so I went straight for my Sugarpill SweetHeart palette and smoked out my eyes with Dollipop over a base of MAC's Paint stick in Processed Magenta. I used Sugarpill Tako to blend out the lid and for a brow highlight I added a shiny white Inglot eyeshadow in AMC shine #35. I took the fabulous Dollipop all around the eye and used Inglot matte gel for a white waterline to make my eyes huge and damn does that eyeliner last all night! The lips had to be Coloured Raine Intimidate cause it matched everything else so well.

I even whipped out my hot pink Converse Hi tops and added some fluffy earmuffs as well as some white leggings (cause damn that dress is short) and my Karen Millen turtle neck (cause it was really cold) to my all white and pink whacky outfit. 

I was going for a weird alien look and with all the warm layers and earmuffs, I decided to add Snow Bunny to the title as if this alien species was used to a much warmer climate but just came in for the impressive stylings of Steve Vai and friends.


If you liked the magnificent pink eyeshadow I used for this pink smoky eye you can check out Sugarpill here, along with many other phenomenal bright and colourful eye shadows!


Feel Free to click on the pictures for higher quality and better colour.


Enjoy!








Outfit

Long Sleeve Entrapment dress in Pink from Cyberdog.net (they don't sell it anymore­čśó)
Cut-Out Sides Strappy Solid White Leggings from romwe.com
Karen Millen Zip Cuff Turtle neck in Ivory
Pink Fluffy Earmuffs
Pink scarf from Just Jeans
Converse The Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops in Raspberry


Makeup

Products Used

Eyelid primer
Two faced shadow insurance 

Lid
M.A.C Paint stick in Processed Magenta
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Dollipop

Crease
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Dollipop blended up past crease
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin inner crease

Brow highlight
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako
Inglot eyeshadow #35 AMC shine

Lower lid
M.A.C Paint stick in Processed Magenta along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Dollipop along lashline
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin inner lashline
Inglot matte gel eyeliner in #76 on waterline

Tear duct
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Virgin

Brows
Revlon ColorStay Eyebrow Liner in Blonde
Benefit Speed brow

Lashes
M.A.C Opulash mascara in Optimum Black

Lips
M.A.C Prep+Prime lip base
NYX Slim Lip pencil in Hot Pink
Coloured Raine UnCensored Lips in Intimidate

Face
M.A.C Prep+Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Correcting Concealer in 51 Light Radiance
Benefit Pore-fessional primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish

Cheeks 
Inglot AMC pressed powder #59 for cheek highlight
Benefit blush in Thrrrob
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Dollipop


Brushes
Sigma brushes: MrB=Mr Bunny kit. PE=Performance Eyes kit. 

Eyes
M.A.C 239 for base and lower lid
Sigma F60 MrB Large shader for lid
Sigma E70 MrB Medium Angled Shading for blending
Sigma E46 PE Shader Inner Corner for tear duct highlight

Face
M.A.C 224 setting powder for concealer under eyes
Sedona Lace 928 Synthetic Flat top for foundation
Crown IB120 Jumbo Kabuki Fan for powder
M.A.C 116 for cheek highlight
Napoleon Perdis 20b Reflective contour brush for blush 


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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cute Polka dot Pin-up Nails!

I created these cute as hell polka dot nails based around the gorgeous bows I received from Born Pretty Store. I have an in-depth review and more pictures of the bows here.


I decided to go for a polka dot look and wanted a pin-up feel, but after I'd finished it reminded me of Minnie Mouse. Either way these bows are killing me with cuteness and are drawing my attention all the time.

I got these sweet n' cute bows from Born Pretty Store and if you desire the gorgeous look, click here and use the coupon code MIHW10 at checkout for 10% discount off your whole order.



Enjoy!





Tutorial
  1. Apply Base coat and or growth strengthener to protect your nails and keep them healthy.
  2. Apply 2 coats of black polish over all your nails.
  3. Apply 2 coats of red polish over accent nail.
  4. Use a large dotting tool with a white polish and make polka dots in a dice like pattern on all nails.
  5. Apply a fast drying top coat to all nails.
  6. Apply a small dot of glue on the back of the bows, wait a minute and place them on the nail near the cuticle.
  7. Wait another minute and press down lightly on the bow to make sure it's secure.
  8. Done!


Products Used




Base coat
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
Essie Grow Stronger

First layer
Glitter Gal Serpent Black (2 coats)

Accent nail (ring finger)
Zoya Professional Lacquer America (2 coats)

Second layer (polka dots)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear White On

Embellishments 
Red Bowknot Shape 3D Acrylic UV Nail Art from bornpretty.com (http://bit.ly/ihBHUJ)

Adhesive
Glam Nails Nail Glue

Top coat
Seche Vite dry fast top coat


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Review: Red Nail Art Bows from Born Pretty Store

I was contacted by a lovely lady named Cynthia from the Born Pretty Store about reviewing some products. As I have bought some nail art items from them before, and had a good experience, I thought I'd take the chance to try some more of their wares.

Here's a review of these sweet n' cute bows from Born Pretty Store and if you want to use these gorgeous nail art decoration for a maniucre, click here and use the coupon code MIHW10 at checkout for 10% discount off your whole order.


Born Pretty Store has free international shipping.

I have a manicure using these 3D red bows, so if you're interested click here to see it or use the link at the bottom of the review.


Click on the pictures below for more accurate colour.

Enjoy!


The listing for this item on the Born Pretty Store site is 10 Pcs Red Bowknot Shape 3D Stickers Acrylic UV Nail Art and the item number is #4161. You get 10 red bows for 99c and they are reusable. They are versatile and you just have to use your imagination for the different styles or many uses. They can be used for nail art, decorating your phone or anything you want to stick fun red bows to!


These acrylic bows with pink hearts in the centre and white spots have a lovely bright red colour and can be attached with nail glue to artificial or natural nails. They stayed attached well for 4 days with drug store nail glue and add adorable embellishment to your manicure. 

The bows don't just work on long nails, they look great on short nails too. They are not so big that they won't fit on most nail sizes, but are large enough to make a statement. This is good cause you don't need to have a really long nail bed or length of nail to use these enchanting pieces. The cuteness factor is off the charts and honestly I can't stop staring at them!



The bows are strong acrylic, however you can break them if you hit them hard on a solid surface like tiles or marble. If you do break one, then you can easily use nail glue to stick the pieces back together. Mine ended up breaking in the middle when I hit my nail on the sink, but as I said, it was easily repaired.

The pieces are rounded on the top and flat at the back so, unless you embed them in acrylic while applying false nails, they don't sit flat across the nail. They do have enough surface to stay well adhered and won't come off if you use nail glue unless you are really rough. They can get caught on loose hair if you scratch your head and such, but I was mindful while wearing them and didn't have a problem.



As I said they are reusable, so when you are finished wearing your manicure you can just snap the bows off and then use a cue tip/cotton bud to clean off the residual nail polish and glue on the back. The polka dot details on the top with come off with nail polish remover, so be careful when cleaning the back of them after use. That's why I didn't soak the bows off with acetone or nail polish remover. But as they are so cheap you could do that and throw them out if you were worried about damaging your nails. Half the time I pick off my nail polish (I know that's a terrible habit), so it wasn't a big deal for me to pop off the bows.



These cuties are fantastic for kids who want to play at nails as well and they're so cheap that it don't matter if they loose them. 

The whole site has free international shipping but it takes a bit of a long time. I don't find that a serisouly negative point because I certainly wouldn't want to pay for shipping on a 99c purchase. Most of the items from the Born Pretty Store website are less than $10 and a lot of the products are $1-$2, so free shipping is definitely appreciated. 



I created this cute as hell polka dot nails based around the gorgeous bows. If you want to check out the full nail post, click here.



Conclusion

They are really cheap and add less than a dollar to your manicure while adding an absolutely darling touch. I would say that you need to be careful while wearing them as you would any 3D nail art to not smash them into anything and delicately extract them if you get your hair caught around one. That's the price you pay for elaborate and gorgeous nail art, I guess. I was really happy with this product and am going to purchase some more if I lose one or break one beyond repair, or even if I can't be bothered cleaning them. (Naughty Michty!)


I really enjoyed wearing these and loved the look of the adorable bows on my nails. They are a great size for my relatively small nails and couldn't be a more vibrant fantastic colour. The shipping takes a bit, but it didn't bother me. I can wait for nail art supplies if it's free and honestly most companies take forever to ship to Australia.


I cannot stress how cute these are and if you like to glue things on your tips then I thoroughly recommend them!


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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Neon Night Lip Art for Crown Brush blog

An amazing makeup artist Karla Powell, whom I respect and admire greatly, featured my Golden Royalty Lip Art on Instagram recently. I was absolutely flattered and honoured to be featured on her IG page and another perk was that her attention caught the eye of CrownBrushUK. Karla asked me on behalf of Crown to create a lip art tutorial for their blog and I gladly said yes. 

So I set about designing a dramatic nighttime neon lip creation and even asked my boyfriend to help me choose some bright colours and I even used some glitter for extra impact.


Click the picture below or here if you want to see the step by step pictorial on the Crown Brush UK blog.



Thanks again Crown Brush UK for letting me have fun with the Crownbrush takeover blog post.

The liquid lipsticks I used from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics can be purchased here or at Sephora in US.


And the glitter can be bought at the Eye Kandy website here.



I have many more lip art designs for your viewing pleasure if you care to click here.


Friday, 12 July 2013

Golden Royalty Lip Text Tutorial

If you are interested in my Lip art that NYX Cosmetics and KarlaPowellMUA featured on Instagram, click to the link below or the picture and you can see the step by step instructions on Polishpedia.


http://polishpedia.com/lip-art-golden-royalty.html



I used Sugarpill Cosmetics Goldilux (a metallic gold pigment) and Eye Kandy Cosmetics Sour Grape (a fine bright purple glitter) and MUFE Aqua liner 08 (a purple metallic eyeliner).


The fabulous metallic gold eyeshadow I used on my lips from Sugarpill can be bought here, along with many other phenomenal bright and colourful eye shadows!


And the glitter can be bought at the Eye Kandy website here.


For this look I've only got a text tutorial, however in the future I will be making a video for YouTube and probably a pictorial too.




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Monday, 8 July 2013

Monsters U Sully Inspired Makeup


I recently watched Monsters Inc. in preparation for the new Monsters University movie and decided to wear this look to represent my Sully appreciation at the cinema!
 
Amazingly enough the Sugarpill shadow Mochi is an exact match for Sully's fur and I mixed together a few shades for the gorgeous purple spots he sports including Poison Plum, Urban Decay Fishnet, Inglot #441 and the purple from the Sleek Acid pallet for a neon tinge. I went for a natural brow highlight for once and used the lightest shade from the Inglot #101 Rainbow shadows and white gel liner on the waterline for a wide eyed look.

For the lips, I whipped out the ever fascinating and dreamy Coloured Raine Uncensored VVS LipSynch, which I won in an Instagram competition and I'm so glad I did! This lipstick is the perfect gothy light purple with a delightful tinge of grey to the lavender shade and if worn right can give you a stunning Corpse Bride look and I love that! However for this light and playful look, I used VVS LipSynch to let the lip colour melt in and match with the rest of the makeup but not overpower it. You can purchase the lipsticks from Coloured Raine here.

And finally, I finished off the look with my first foray into false lashes. I used Red Cherry Demi Whispies and love the way they complement the shape of the eyeshadow, add some natural length and pretty flutter to my eyelashes. 

If the fabulous Sully coloured eyeshadows I used in this look interest you as much as they do me, check out Sugarpill.com for yourself.


Enjoy!







Products Used



Eyelid primer
Two Faced Shadow insurance

Lid
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako inner corner of lid
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Mochi
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Poison Plum blended over outer corner of lid and along lashline

Crease
Urban Decay Deluxe shadow in Fishnet
Sleek iDivine Acid palette Purple shade
Inglot eyeshadow #441 pearl in deep crease
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Poison Plum to deepen crease

Brow highlight
Inglot eyeshadow #101R (lightest shade)

Lower lid
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Mochi along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Poison Plum close to lashes but thicker on outer 1/3 of lashline
Sleek iDivine Acid palette Purple shade to blend out
Inglot AMC Matte Gel Eyeliner #76 on waterline

Tear duct
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako

Eyeliner
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Poison Plum smoked out up into crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid eyeliner in Perversion thin line along lashline to hide lash band

Brows
Revlon ColorStay Eyebrow liner in Blonde
Benefit Speed brow

Lashes
M.A.C Opulash mascara in Optimum Black
Red Cherry #DW BK Demi Whispies
Duo Eyelash Adhesive 

Lips
M.A.C Lip Conditioner
M.A.C Prep+Prime Lip
Coloured Raine Uncensored Lips VVS LipSynch

Face
M.A.C Prep+Prime Vibrancy Eye Pirmer
Bourjois Healthy mix Correcting Concealer in 51 Light Radiance
Benefit Pore-fessional primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish

Cheeks 
Inglot AMC pressed powder #59 for cheek highlight
Benefit Hervana


Brushes
Sigma brushes: PE=Performance Eyes kit. MrB=Mr Bunny kit. 

Eyes
Sigma E56 PE Shader for lid and for tear duct
M.A.C 239 for outer corner, upper lashine and deep crease
Sigma E25 Blending for blending
Sigma E50 Large Fluff for brow highlight
Sigma E17 PE Waterline Liner for lower lashline
Japonesque Smudge brush for lower lid

Face
Sigma P82 Precision Round for concealer
M.A.C 224 setting powder for concealer under eyes
Sigma F30 MrB Large Powder for setting powder
M.A.C 116 for cheek highlight
Napoleon Perdis 20b Reflective contour brush for blush



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Saturday, 6 July 2013

4th of July Makeup

My 4th of July makeup complete with twinkling silver stars from The Born Pretty Store

I went for a red, white and blue makeup to go to an ironic party that me and my close friends have, I say ironic because we aren't American or in America. For dinner we had tacos and the table decorations were red and blue napkins on a white table cloth and we drunk delicious Mojitos because they were Castro's favoutie drink to add more irony. 


For the makeup, I pulled out the juicy Royal Sugar pigment from Sugarpill as a blisteringly bright blue eyeliner that made my camera go crazy! The lid is Sugarpill Tiara and Eye Kandy sprinkles in Confetti and I applied Tako to the brow bone and Velocity for the crease and lower lid. To complete the colour theme I chose Lime Crime Retrofuturist lipstick


I felt the look wasn't complete or festive enough, so I retrieved my Duo lash glue and proceeded to stick these fun aluminium stars I bought in an assorted set from Born Pretty Store to my cheek bone and also added some smaller sequin stars I got from dollarnailart.com around them.

I ended up with a very star spangled makeup that could work for a colourful pin-up look or nautical style, even with the stars!



If you love the look of these stars for manicures or makeup, check out Born Pretty Store and don't forget to use the coupon code MIHW10 at checkout for 10% off anything you order.


And if you'd love the amazing pigments and eyeshadows I used in this patriotic look, check out Sugarpill.com for yourself.


Enjoy!




Products Used

Eyelid primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion

Lid
Milani Liquif'eye metallic eye liner pencil in Silver
Sugarpill Chromalust loose Eyeshadow in Tiara wet with M.A.C Fix+

Glitter
Eye Kandy sprinkles in Confetti

Glitter Adhesive
Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar

Crease
Revlon CustomEyes palette in 035 Smoky Sexy the light bluish-gray shade 1 for transition shade
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Velocity
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof to deepen crease

Brow highlight
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako

Lower lid
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Electric Blue along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Velocity along lashline
Sugarpill Chromalust loose Eyeshadow in Royal Sugar outer corner
Inlgot matte gel eyeliner #76 on waterline

Tear duct and Inner lower lashline
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako
Inglot eyeshadow #35 AMC shine

Eyeliner
Sugarpill Chromalust loose Eyeshadow in Royal Sugar wet with M.A.C Fix+

Embellishments
Heart Square Round Star Stud Rhinestone Acrylic UV Gel Nail Art W/ Box (from Born Pretty Store)
Small Sequin stars (from dollarnailart.com)

Adhesive 
Duo EyeLash Adhesive

Brows
Benefit Brow zings in Light
Benefit Speed brow

Lashes
M.A.C Opulash mascara in Optimum Black

Lips
M.A.C Lip Conditioner
M.A.C Prep+Prime Lip
M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt for cupid's bow highlight
M.A.C Lip pencil in Cherry to fill in lips
Lime Crime Opaque lipstick in Retrofuturist over lips

Face
M.A.C Prep+Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Correcting Concealer in 51 Light Radiance
Benefit Pore-fessional primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish

Cheeks 
M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt for cheek highlight 
M.A.C Pro powder blush in Cantaloupe for blush


Brushes
Sigma brushes: MrB=Mr Bunny kit. 

Eyes
Urban Decay eyeshadow brush for lid
Sigma E25 Blending for crease
Sigma E30 Pencil brush for deep crease
OM SHE lip brush for tear duct
Crown Deluxe Oval BK40 for brow highlight
M.A.C 224 for lower lid
Sigma E05 MrB Eye liner for eyeliner

Face
Sedona Lace 224 Synthetic Small Tapered for concealer
Sedona Lace 928 Synthetic Flat Top brush for foundation
M.A.C 224 setting powder for concealer under eyes
Sigma F30 MrB Large Powder for setting powder
Hakuhodo S113 highlight for cheek highlight
Napoleon Perdis 20b Reflective contour brush for blush


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