Saturday, 13 September 2014

Nail Art- Pink and Green Circles

Nail art- trying out these baby pink and blue 3D circles on top of a white base.

I've had these for a while and decided to finally try them out. The look didn't last that long as to be expected, only a couple or maybe 3 days. I got loads of compliments on them on a night out.

What I used:

OPI natural nail base coat
2 coats of 'matt white' white nail polish from Barry M

When the second coat was still tacky, I applied the circles (from a brand called 'Rock'? I'm not sure where I got these exactly) one by one onto the nail with tweezers. If they weren't sticking because the nail was too dry, I just dipped the circles into a bit of the basecoat and used that as an adhesive to stick it down.

When dry, I applied another layer of the basecoat (you could use the topcoat, yes) to seal everything in and reduce the likelihood of the circles chipping off.

Would you try this out? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My Go-To Simple Matte Eye Look

Simple and Easy, using 3 shades!

Sometimes I feel like doing something to my eyes, but nothing major, and this is the look I always go for. It's so simple, it only uses 3 (matte) shades from a quad I own, but they're colours you can easily find very similar alternatives to, and I'm sure you'll have dupes in your collection.

My favourite liner is the L'Oreal Linear intense, as I'm sure you'll know if you've seen my 'eyemakeuplook' series, because I literally use it every single time I go out.

This eye makeup is so inoffensive, it's like hardly having anything on. But it just cancels out my veining on the eyelid and creates a tiny bit of depth in the crease and highlight at the browbone.

I used the Soap and Glory 'What's Nude' quad, which I mention all the freaking time!

I used the matte cream shade as a browbone and inner corner highlight, the second colour, a taupe, as a transition colour in the upper crease, and a tiny but of the third colour, a darker corky brown in the outer corner and crease, as well as 2/3 of the outer lower lashline to tie it all together.

The quad is £10, you can buy it from some of the bigger Boots stores. I love Soap and Glory makeup so much.

Hope you liked this post, what shades do you use for your go-to nude or neutral smokey eye? Let me know in the comments below.