Saturday, 14 December 2013

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Review

Pretty In Pink...

So two posts ago I informed you guys about the Illmasqua Alter Ego gift set I purchased for myself and totally disregarded the Nail Varnish that came with it. Purely because I wanted to try it on and review it separately for you all. So I finally did, and here is the end result...

Honestly, it was super easy to apply, and dried very quickly. It feels really smooth after it dries too, which is crucial for me. I hate when you apply nail varnish and it has that odd sticky and bumpy feel to it regardless of how long you sit really realllyyyy still for! P.S. that is the hardest part for me, the sitting still :|

The colour is also really rich and vibrant, I only needed to apply two layers (the second wasn't even needed, I'm just a super neat freak). For anyone who didn't catch it in my previous post, the colour name is "Collide" and to be honest, I think from now on I will be purchasing a lot more Illamasqua products in general.

So, there you have it, a quick review, hope you enjoy it and let me know down below, what your personal favourite nail varnish brands and shades are.

BeautyB00K :)

Friday, 13 December 2013

The A/W Beauty Tag...

What is your current go to foundation for A/W 13?
Without a doubt, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation in BD50! A perfect light and natural coverage, and a little goes a long way, which is what I love about YSL foundations.

What is your favorite Lip Balm for winter?
Nivea Soft Rose is a must when it comes to winter lips. To avoid chapped lips I apply a coat of Nivea's Soft Rose balm directly on to my lips before applying lipstick. Plus it looks super cute on it's own too.

If you had to choose to wear one lipstick shade all winter what would it be?
Hmmm one shade, this is tough. I would have to choose Rimmel's Lasting Finish Colour Rush in "The Redder The Better". When in doubt, wear red ;)

What beauty product would you most like to try next?
I would definitely like to try EOS Fruit Lip Balm, I have heard great reviews!

What are your favorite products in your current skincare routine?
At the moment my favourite skincare products have to be Clinique's 3 Step Skincare Routine. The best part being the dramatically different moisturising lotion. Definitely leaves your skin feeling dramatically soft!

What is your favorite winter scent?
The winner at the moment is Prada Candy! A sweet and soft scent. Not too overwhelming and very feminine.

I tag everyone reading :)
Comment below with your answers, or leave your blog links down below once you've done the tag and I look forward to seeing your answers!

Take care till next time,

Thursday, 12 December 2013

BEAUTYB00K Mini Haul

This is the first time I will be entering the world of hauls, so I thought I would keep it as 'mini' as possible.
Therefore I have decided to dedicate my whole post to an Illamasqua gift set bargain I purchased a few days ago. And I must admit, it was love at first glance. Seriously. No exaggeration.

The Details:

What? :Illamasqua Alter Ego Mystery Selection.
Includes 6 full size products, including 4 mystery shades
Where? :Debenhams
How Much? :£11.40

Products inside...
Powder Product Swatches:
Lip Product Swatches: 

I highly recommend this set to anyone who is either; A crazy Illamasqua fan, a makeup fanatic in general or as a gift for Christmas to a loved one! You just can't go wrong at £11.40!

P.S. I left the nail varnish out, as I will post a review of it when I am able to apply it properly and take decent pictures for you all. If anyone wants to know in the mean time it is Illamasqua Nail Varnish in the colour "Collide".

Hope you enjoyed my ever so mini haul!
And keep an eye out for these products in any future looks I create...


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sweet And Smokey

Makeup Of The Day...

So, who doesn't love a good smokey eye?

Today's look is a slight throwback. A look I did a while back.
A dark navy smokey lid and a pale gold crease.
A very subtle, dressing-up or dressed-down kind of look...

The look was inspired by an outfit sent to a friend (,the lovely model,) by an abaya company called "Malika Boutique"
(For anyone who doesn't know, an abaya is a full length dress, worn as an outer garment.)

The final look...

For anyone interested in purchasing this trendy, comfortable and affordable abaya, head on over to Malika Boutique's instagram page....

And be sure to follow @beautyb00k too!

Take care ladies,
And stay beautiful x


Thursday, 5 December 2013

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Beauty Book - Look 2

Look 2 - Let It Snow...

The Christmas beauty book continues today with a second look.

Not as dressy as the first, today's look is a more chilled down, knitted sweater kind of look. With a radiant white on the lids I can't help but be reminded of snow...

Products I used...

✱ NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: "Milk","Cottage Cheese", "Horse Raddish" and "Rust"
✱ Urban Decay - The Great and Powerful Oz Palette "Aura"
✱ FashionistA - Golden Dragon
✱ Collection 2000 - Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner
✱Rimmel London Scandal Eyes

✱ YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
✱ MAC Pink Swoon Blush
✱ Makeover Essentials Bronzer

✱ MAC Girl About Town
✱ GoldenRose Multicolor Diamonds - Shade 06

Leave your comments and let me know what look you'd like to see next.


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Beauty Book - Look 1

- Christmas Beauty Book Begins -
Hey Ladies, I am kick starting my blog with a Christmas special. I will be compiling looks over the next few weeks as we head towards Christmas, in order to inspire you all for the festive season. My first Christmas beauty book entry is beautifully modelled on a very gorgeous friend of mine.

Look 1 – Sophisticated and Matte-ure!

The neutral smoky eyes, matte lipstick and soft blush with a highlighted complexion.
Combined with the voluminous curls falling down on one shoulder, create an elegant and mature look.
Here's a close up of the look where you can see the highlight and blended eye shadows...

Products I used...
♚ Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation
♚ Sleek Blush in "Sahara"
♚ Sleek Glo Face and Body Highlighter
♚ Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping

♚ MAC Ruby Woo
♚ MAC Creme d' Nude

♚ MAC Vanilla Pigment
♚ Urban Decay - Vice 2 Palette; "LOVESICK" and "AMBUSH"
♚ NYX Jumbo Stick in "Iced Mocha"
♚ Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner
♚ Lashes: New Superdrug Volume Lashes

I hope you liked my first look, do comment below with suggestions for future looks and posts, or anything else Beauty and Fashion related.