Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Barry M creating the look

Hello Lovelies,
I thought id share with you one of my make up looks from my photo shoot.
I asked my make up artist to recreate this Barry M look

.. and I must say, I was very happy! It went so well with my outfit, and looked so pretty on camera...
here's a couple of photos of me with this look :):)
I love Barry M, there my favorite brand, so I just had to involve them in my shoot!
what you think!? :D


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Shop at TW Model! Review...

I don't know if any of you are of aware of my shoot, I think I've mentioned it a couple of times. I'm going to do a separate post all about my photo shoot when the photographer sends me the final edits, I cant wait to show you guys!! if you cant wait skip to the bottom of this post now and have a sneaky peek :)
I'm going off topic.. Shop at Tw contacted me, knowing of my shoot, and asking if I could model for them, and that they would like to send me some free clothes, as long as my photographer agrees to give over some images from the shoot, of me wearing them.
I was over the moon as I love Shop at Tw!there so unique and I'm about to place a massive order. as soon as i get some money that is..
anyway my shoot was Thursday, and they contacted me on the Tuesday, they managed to send me what they had in stock, other wise they would have very kindly sent some more.
I got my package the next day,as I'm aware if you place a order it wont be that quick, 5-14 days depending if they have the items in stock.Its worth the wait I'm sure.Shop at TW is a Taiwan fashion shop, I just love there style, its so unique which I love, there based in London, but ship the clothes over.
The above picture is how my parcel came, the lady did say it was rushed as they wanted it to come the next morning, but its still pretty, all wrapped up in a black bow and Shop At Tw sticker placed in the middle.
You can find Shop at Tw on facebook.
Or there site is here:
So this is what they sent me..and this is what I thought...

A pretty floral blue and purple dress..
My favorite :)
Its just so pretty. I just wished Id of remembered my pink flower for my hair!
The eye make up I had with this dress on went too well togethr, as you will see soon..
The brand is Joanne kitten.
and the material is light, but wonderful quality!
These pictures i have taken haven't done it any justice, but you'll see from the shoot how pretty it is.

A vintagey grey dress/top from cat world fashionshop..
I love this, it went very nicely with my accessories, and a pair of black leggings! the floral print is a velvet type fabric, this is quite see through but I wore a grey bra underneath ;)

This white top is also a fave, it came with a bow and beaded necklace,
cream coloured and so pretty on, it is by Queen fashion shop as you can see below.

It has a silk underlay, so not all all see through,
a pretty floral pattern,
and the bottom of the top/dress is also detailed so beautifully.

This cardigan is also available in black, its not a design id normally go for, but i loved it on me!

Below is a picture of me from the shoot wearing it :)

As I said, more to come, Shop at TW will be receiving the photos shortly so they'll be on their site soon, quite proud :.)

Take care loveys!


Alva Natural SkinCare Review

I have a review for you all today,
I was very kindly sent some products to review from a organic skincare company called Alva, I believe there a German company but they have a UK site, which you can find HERE

A few facts about Alva that I have read in there catalog, that may helpful for you.
Alva use natural ingredients, & they do not test on animals, and never will.
Alva use high grade essential oils from controlled organic cultivation
Alva does not use parabens, paraffin,mineral oils or PEG compounds in any of there products.
Alva does not use alcohol as a preservative in products
Alva's commitment to the environment means they purchase there packaging and services regionally wherever possible.

I was asked to pick out some products that Id like to review, I chose; A Duo eyeshadow, Foundation, and a eye cream. Alva also sent me some other samples which I'm very happy with! I have been using these products for about 3 weeks now, as I wanted to give a full review, as always all my reviews are honest and I will not give false opinions just because I have been sent things for free, id just like to get that out the way! So here goes!

Il start with my favorite.I picked this out first, as I've been wanting to try a smokey eye look that actually works, In the past I've always found a black eyeshadow to be too black (if that makes sense)I needed something that shimmered so It wasn't just a black smokey smudge, as it always looks when I attempt it, what we have here is a eye shadow to the left with grey under tones, and a creamy beige to the right.
Now Ive got to give this a honest review....
its SO pigmented, and the colours are just stunning..see below for some swathes..

They just blend so well together, and even tho the black looks very glittery its not that noticeable on the eye, especially when they are combined together, I can now apply the best smokey eye look, its so easy! a bit of primer these to shadows a blending brush and that's it!
I wore a smokey eye for my boyfriends birthday, when we went into town, I'm just regretting I didn't take pictures, but I'm sure there will be some soon.
Yes it may be abit pricey for some, but it is worth it,and I would re purchase.

Fluid Foundation £18.40
I have been after a foundation for a while, i was tempted to get Revlon's photo ready, and also MAC studio fix fluid. I saw this on Alva's site and thought id give it a go, I wasn't actually expecting it to be that good, as the packaging put me off..I know silly, never judge a book by its cover and all that.
The shade I chose....

Number 2, Medium, so what did I think when I tried this on my hand?

wow this is really thick!!
and I wasn't too keen on the smell, it had the make up smell, if that makes sense to know the foundation smell you sometimes get.

right that's the bad stuff out the way!
When I applied it to my face, and started to rub it in, I instantly saw how amazing this product is..
My face was perfect, no blemishes, just a smooth matt complexion. I didn't actually want to apply bronzer as it looked so good, so natural. and really suited my skin tone.
The smell was soon gone when I applied it to my skin as my moisturizer covered it completely, the thickness wasn't a problem either as it covered quite well.
being so thick just means you don't have to apply alot of this to your face.
Again I do not have any pictures of me wearing this, but in upcoming posts of FOTDs I'm sure you'll all get to see how good it is.
This foundation also contains vitamin E. Well recommend product.
The concealer and bronzer looks great, Id love to try them both next.

Sanddorn Skin Oil £4.50

This product has meant to helped many people. weather it be burns, scars or stretch marks, its a miracle oil in a bottle.
this was something the people at Alva sent along with my chosen products,
intensive care for stressed skin, and its just perfect for your hand bag.
The site clams, its good for after sunbathing, not only does it protect your skin, but it helps your tan last longer, I have yet to give this ago, due to Yorkshire being full of rain and no sun, but if you'd like a fall review on this let me know. as i am certainly going to be using this as aftercare for my tanning sessions :)
This skin oil can also be used as a massaging oil and for babies skin, that's how delicate it is.
Now what I have used it for, is my stretch marks, I have some little ones on my tummy from having my daughter, lucky for me there fading quite fast, but I'm hoping this will speed things up.
This is what it looks like on my arm..

its a golden yellow colour, yes, oil i suppose?
once rubbed in it soon fades, and leaves me moisturized.There's hardly any smell to this too. which is good!
I have tested abit on my fake tanned arms and shoulders, and it really does make your tan stand out more.

Sanddorn Eye Cream £18

I asked for a eye cream as I was also on the look out for one, I have the worst dark circle's under my eyes, children=lack of sleep= tired looking mummy!
When I asked for this I didn't read the information, I saw that it was especially for aging skin, so I thought it was more effective for older women.
The lovely person who has been contacting me assured me it was great for my skin too.
and even men.
I have been using this for about 3 weeks and I'm impressed, I do not look as tired, the dark circles are not as 'dark' any more, weather it be to having more sleep or the cream, I love it as a eye cream, its going to help with the anti aging and with the help of the SPF and cupuacu butter I'm certainly going to be using this for a long time.
here's what the Constancy is like on my arm..

I want to also add this product is unscented.
That's the end of my reviews for now..
I am looking forward to trying some other Alva products, I'm sure you'll all be interested in.
I really like the look of the lip glosses and lip sticks!

Take a look at there site for any other information, and I'm sure Alva will be able to answer any questions you have.

Thanks for reading!