Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Why I Love: Claire's Accessories Make-Up

If you live in the UK, you probably have at least some experience with Claire's. It used to be the most frequented shop in my 'tweens', and of course, looking back at some of the purchases I made in there, the word 'cringe' comes to mind. (Dangly neon pi
nk zip detail clip-ons anyone?).
I like to think I've grown up, I really do. But whenever I pass Claire's, I'm alwa
ys tempted to go in. You may think it's the nostalgia that draws me back, but oh no! I go back on the premise that Claire's really has some fantastic make-up!You have to be careful, that's a given. Some of the make-up in there IS only suitable for you 5-year old cousin. But if you look closely, you'll find some amazing products, just like your Humble Blogger.
First, is one of my absolute favbourite eye-shadow pallettes.
Look at the pigmentation of those babies!
There's a whole host of 10 gorgeous shimmery (I love ze shimmer) colours to choose from, and they're all marvellous. You could do the most wearable every-day look as well as a dramatic, dark and sultry smokey eye. The shadows are an amazing quality; blendable, pigmented, and you'll find some dupes in ther fo'sure.

Then, the lipbalms:
I'm a lipbalm hound, I just love them. Claire's makes a HUGE selection of lipbalms, with the flavours of all your favourite soft drinks or sodas, sweets or candy, or some generic flavours like Chocolate Vanilla Icing, or Butter Popcorn. If you're like me and you love a gimminck, they will not dissapoint. The lipblams smell and taste amazing (here I am holding a lovely Dr Pepper one), and they're also moisturising, as a good lipbalm should be.
You can find some with a hint of colour (Dr Pepper par exemple), that leave a gorgeous flush of juicy colour on your smackers. And they're cheap. I literally haven't got a bad word to say.

So next time you're passing by Claire's, don't resist the urge and have a nosey at some of the gems they've got on offer. Who knows, you might be suprised...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

My Top 5 Blushes!

I simply don't understand people who claim they're "not a blush person". I mean, it must be some sort of consipracy. If there's one thing that suits everyone, it's blush. It gives an instant pick-me-up and literally makes you look 'prettier'.
I'm pretty pleased with my blush collection. There's no silly purchases, and I keep most of them on a steady rotation. But I decided to show you my top 5. Believe me though, there are a lot of runners up.
1: All About Face (Tesco Make-up Brand) in Rose

  • Lovely colour which brightens and lifts the face.
  • A cool pink tone (comparable to Mac's Well Dressed)
  • Well pigmented and blendable, perhaps the tiniest bit chalky.
  • £1.50 - if that ain't a bargain I don't know what it.
2: Collection 2000 Shimmer and Shade Compact in Pink Me Up
  • Gorgeous shimmer and pigmentation
  • Three colours which can be blended together as well as being used singularly
  • Look amazing with a tan
  • Another bargain, at around £3.50!

3:W7 Brightening Face Powder in Candy Floss
  • Amazing pigmentation, and great blendability.
  • Has THE nicest sheen/shimmer to it. Not too much, but enought to look radiant.
  • A clear copy of Benefit's blush boxes, including the square brushes, and about three times less expensive.
  • Comes with a lot of product, and as it is advertised as both a blush and brightening face powder, it's kind of multipurpose I suppose.
4: Aura Fruity Blush in Peach Fizz
  • Look scary orange in the pan but looks like a lovely coraly flush on the cheek.
  • Good pigmentation, but perhaps not the easiest to blend.
  • Again, looks great with a tan, and wakes your whole face up, this colour will literally suit everyone.
  • Due to the starkness of the colour, a little goes a long way, so this will last.
5: George (at Asda Makeup) Blush in No.2 Peachy

  • Well pigmented, slightly on the chalky side.
  • Not too pressed, so a lot comes out on the brush and it can get a little bit floury on your vanity.
  • The colour is so wearable, and makes you look a tad more bronze than you perhaps are.
  • Suits whatever make-up look you do, and look very natural.
NB: I apply my blush with and Eco Tools Blush Brush (not necessarily going to be on the Pub Quiz, but it's better to be safe than sorry)

Hope this was useful! What are your 5 favourite blushes? See y'all soon 'nough.

What Up? 1.0

Now, realisticly, my first post ought to be about beauty, considering that's what this is all about. However, technology is not willing to co-operate with me, therefore, I am forced to give you a nice rambly post about life and that.
I plan to do these "What Up?" segments quite often,just basically when I feel like telling y'all about everything and nothing. I love reading these when other bloggers do them, so I hope you guys don't mind.

  • It's half term, which I suppose I should be happy about. But with such dire weather and a diabolocal amount of work to do, it equates to a bit of a "Hmph" mood.
  • I've become addicted to swatching. Literally, my past two evenings have consisted of me watching 'The Only Way is Essex' (more on that later) on ITV Player whilst swatching the life out of nearly every item in my make-up collection. I blame boredom.
  • Not wanting to get left behind, England has only gone and got itself its own version of 'The Hills' or whatever it is these youngsters are always on about these days. 'The Only Way is Essex' is perhaps the most distressing thing on television. Distressingly fake, distressingly terrible, but most distressingly, distressingly addictive.
  • Birthdays! Literally most of my friends have birthdays in October, which means major present hauling. Don't get me wrong, I'm a giver as well as a taker, but it's a bit of a blow to my purse's confidence. Poor purse...
That's about all I have for you folks. I'm gonna try and sort out my camera/computer complications and hopefully get up to speed with some proper posting. Till then!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Welcome to the Sparkly Poo!

Omg! What? Where? Why? Who?

Yes girlies, something (potentially) very exciting is happening!
Dangerously Beauty is the past, it's so last year baby. We've traded it in for a younger, prettier, sparklier new model.

The Sparkly Poo is my new project, which I will hopefully be more devoted to. It's been complicated these past coupl'a months, but I wanna get back on track with blogging. No silly tags and bad quality posts.
(I say this, I wonder what I'll feel like in a few months' time)

Anyway, we're starting from scratch.
The Sparkly Poo is all about the pretty, dainty things in life. So, when life throws you poo, make it sparkly! Man hath never read a better mantra...

See y'all soon!