Depotting Solo Eye Shadows…

If by any chance you’re an eye shadow junkie like myself, it’s more than likely you’ll have a stash of mini solo eye shadow pots scattered amongst your make-up collection. However, thanks to beauty space saving essentials such as the Z Palette range, it’s totally achievable to tidy up your hoards of solo shadows by carefully de-potting the pans & storing them in one handy place. No more rummaging through masses of individual singles *woo hoo*

But before trying this out for yourself here’s a few extra tips to help get you started…

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1) Depot your stash in batches, that way you can get everything done all at once.

2) Figure out how your going to organise your palette before you de-pot & don’t forget to jot down the brand/shade. Being super organised will save you time & confusion in the long run, particularly if you’re working with lots of similar shades.

3) Always be sure to take your time when removing them from the pot to avoid damaging your shadows… the bigger the pan the more likely the product is to crack with leverage.

4) Don’t attempt to de-pot cream or baked shadows as these usually don’t come in pans.

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Hope you’s all find this weeks video a handy one, it’s certainly something that’s been on my to do list for quite some time! Goodbye messy solo pots, hello organised palette *happy sigh*

Don’t forget to stop by and say a quick hello, and do let me know if you’ve any tips for depotting your shadows too, we’d love to read them in the comments below! Thanks for watching 🙂

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Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit & GIVEAWAY…

Hey Beauty Buddies…

Oooh what a treat I have for y’all today as not only am I lucky enough to show you guys just how amazing the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit can transform your brows, I’m also deeeeelighted to announce THREE fabulous Giveaway opportunities packed with £71 worth of amazing brow goodies EACH! Not bad eh? 😀 To get involved simply watch the above video to check out the kit in action & for further details on how to enter!

For those of you who are eager to invest in this fabulous kit asap you can purchase the Billion Dollar Brow range on Boots website… *click here* to check out their selection of brow transforming products, as well as the 5 star reviews that are currently flooding in! Although the Best Sellers Kit has a content value of £71, it’s currently retailing at £49.50 – yet another great reason to treat yourself 😉

 Also, don’t forget to check out their 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit, currently retailing for £24,  which I reviewed on Monday by *click here to view post*. It’s a super speedy way of creating stunning brows that are shapely, sleek & incredibly natural looking – all thanks to the buildable colour powder that’s suitable for BOTH blondes & brunettes!

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So grab your cuppa, settle down and check out this fun tutorial & chatter on how you can create great looking brows using the BDB Best Sellers Kit.

Cheerio Chums & Good luck to those entering the Giveaway *fingers crossed*

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Please Note:

The closing date is 01 February 2016 

This competition is open to UK residents only 

Winners will be chosen at random & contacted via email by Billion Dollar Brows

For further info please read the ‘Official Rules’ on the entry page which is linked in my video description box

Christmas Party Make-up…

Howdy y’all,

Yep, I know – not my normal upload day ladies however as previously mentioned here’s a little extra helping of Confetti & Curves this week as the gorgeous Clarina & myself have got together to showcase our favourite Christmas Party Make-up looks! Excited for the seasonal shenanigans to commence? We sure are!

Don’t forget to check out Clarins’s Blog & YouTube channel, if you’re a cosmetic craver then you’ll be sure to feel right at home – this gal loves her beauty stash!

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What’s your favourite look of the season? Are you all for a bit of sparkle or prefer to keep it more low key & classic? Whatever your thoughts we’d love to hear from you. Thanks so much for watching!

Cheerio chums…

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My Everyday ‘Mauve Inspired’ Make Up Look….

If like me, you utterly adore a chic dusky-purple eye shadow with just a hint of pink then you just might fall as head over heels as I am for this easy-peasy everyday make up look using pocket friendly products picked up at the drugstore! Regardless of what time of year it is, this look is one of my all time favourites & beautiful for pretty much any skin tone or occasion…

Time to grab your cuppa, sit back & enjoy (almost 7 minutes) of purple-y goodness ❤

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A you a fan of purple & rich mauve tones? What’s your favourite everyday shade? Have you a look you’d like me to try out? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below, wishing y’all a fabulous hump day!

Cheerio chums…

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Create The Perfect Winged Eye Liner In 5 Simple Steps…

 

The Perfect Winged Liner

 Considering that I’m 33, it’s not like I haven’t had a good few years to get my liner spot on, yet it’s something I avoided & struggled with for such a long time simply because I couldn’t keep a steady hand or judge the similarity in sizes between flicks. Yes, you know how that one ends = eye catastrophe. Yet now that I’m somewhat wiser (thanks to plenty of practice) creating a flawless eye look is probably a favourite part of my make-up process… all thanks to simplifying it down to 3 bare necessities:
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I’ve lost count of the vast amount of liquid liners I’ve tried tested over the years. Even when others claim to create flawless looks with must have products I’ve been left in a state of confusion as to why I’m not getting the same results. So ladies… I’ve come to the conclusion that (like many a thing in life) you have to plod on through until you finally find ‘the one’. For me that will only ever be Rimmel Professional Glam Eyes Liquid Liner. The shape of the wand & super-fine nib seem to work perfectly for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’ll be the Holy grail of liquid liners for YOU but it’s the only one that I can use to really get my flick on fleek! If you haven’t found yours yet don’t give up hope, it’s out there, I promise – just keep going and you’ll most certainly find the perfect match!
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If you’re in a mad dash or watching the clock then forget about it as I pretty much guarantee you’ll end up with a mass of smudges or one eye perfect & the other rivalling a giant panda – as cute and cuddly as they may be it ain’t as sassy as a look on us humans. When you’re attempting to perfect your flick build your wing up gradually, if you’re a liquid-liner newbie then set aside 10 minutes to practice each evening until you finally become familiar with the shape you want to create – it’s useful to keep a stock pile of eye make-up remover wipes for quick & easy removal. Don’t forget, slow & steady wins the race so take your time!

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We might have our own individual little ways for getting the job done, but if you’re struggling with the theory of liquid liner here’s my easy step-by-step guide on how I personally achieve my perfect winged look:

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1) Start by drawing a very simple line from the outer corner of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow. I usually stop about 1/2 way. As you’re coming to the end of your line very gently lift the nib of the liner wand to create a delicate tapered edge.

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2) Starting just below the tip of the line, draw a second line towards the bottom middle of your eye lid creating a (kind of) curved isosceles shaped triangle.

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3) Keeping your liner neat to your lash line, very gently draw a second line that follows the lash line & tapper it to just before the inner corner of your lid. Fill in the triangle and smooth off any bumpy lines by gently retracing over them. Try and build the liner to the natural curves of your eye.

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4) Using your go-to concealer & small eye brush, tidy up the edges of your lines to create a super sleek finish.

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5) Finally, re-smooth the edges of your liner & add lashings of your favourite mascara. Voila = the perfect winged eye liner!

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Liquid Eye Liner Step by Step

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Easy Liquid Eye Liner Tutorial

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Are you a fan of liquid liner, if so what’s your favourite brand to line your lids with? Do you have any tips for creating the perfect winged look or are you still trying to master the method? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below… we always enjoy a good cosmetic chatter here on Confetti & Curves 😉

Cheerio Chums…

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Favourite Fall Look Featuring Urban Decay…

Greetings Beauty Buddies…

If there’s one thing I love (almost as much as fall) it’s getting glammed up using one of my highly treasured Urban Decay NAKED palettes. So when the gorgeous Stephanie Mora from Stephie Estie graced my inbox with a rather exciting email inviting me to take part in a fun filled collaboration (with a few other awesome blog buddies) to showcase my favourite fall look using one of my Urban Decay NAKED palettes I jumped at the chance! Of course as you all know by know, with Wednesday being my YouTube upload day what better way to show y’all my fav fall look than by rustling up a chatty tutorial! Taa daa!

Apart from the luscious packaging, super pigmentation & long lasting power of these incredible eye shadow palettes, the colour range they contain is very much swoon worthy in my humble opinion. If you don’t already have a NAKED palette in your ever-expanding cosmetic collection I cannot recommend saving your hard earned pennies & treating yourself to a high end spend on literally any of the their range. You’ll not regret it for one moment ladies… brownie promise!!

Don’t forget to check out these lovely ladies blogs as well. All are due to feature their own favourite looks today so keep your peepers peeled for:

Stephie Estie

My personal skin care guru who is forever blessing me with her infinite pearls of cosmetic wisdom… plus, she’s one of the nicest bloggers around! What a gal 🙂

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Hello Kaily

Wonderfully witty & a whiz with a liquid liner wand! Also one of my fav YouTubers… don’t forget to check out her channel to avoid missing out on all the crazy Kaily action!

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In The Beauty Box

The gorgeous Jen from NYC… one of my favourite cosmetic cravers with a blog that’s bunged full of goodies guaranteed to bump up your wishlist!

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Jan & Jot

If your a lover of all things beauty related then Janet & Josie’s blog is right up your street! Packed full of beauty must-haves and fabulous reviews, I’m pretty certain you’ll fall head over heels for their virtual beauty haven!

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Thanks again to the lovely Stephanie & I do hope you guys enjoy all the looks featured in our fun fall collab!

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Are you the proud owner of a NAKED Palette? What one’s your fav? Or, are any of them a firm fixture on top of your wishlist?

Whatever your thoughts do stop by and say a quick hello in the comments below… it’s always a treat chatting to y’all 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Tutorial & Max Factor Mega Wild First Impressions…

Hey Beauty Buddies…

As so many of you lovely ladies have taken the time to leave such flattering comments about my eye make-up in some of my previous videos and piccies I thought it was high time I shared this easy-peasy everyday eye look with you guys… so here it is gals, my very first tutorial using one of my all time favourite eye shadow palettes – the gorgeous Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.

Of course you don’t (just) need a Naked 3 palette to complete this transformation – with a range of trendy dupes on the market such as the W7 In The Nude palette you can give it a go for a fraction of the price!

Don’t forget to check out my first impressions on the Max Factor Mega Wild Mascara too, what’s your thoughts on it? 😉

Hope y’all enjoy, cheerio chums…

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