YSL rouge voluptes!

Sunday 22 April 2012

 Nude Beige (1), Faubourg Peach (30), Peach Passion (13)

How amazingly perfect, beautiful, amazing, magnificent, breathtaking... ahuvufjhoi are these!!? I still cant quite get over the gold packaging, they are literally the Queens of the lipstick world in my eyes.

You may have seen my earlier post, a good few months ago when I got my very first YSL lipstick (a momentous moment in any make-up addict's life I'm sure!) and now I have three! Three absolute favourites in my lipstick collection!

I must say, these lipsticks are the creamiest, most pigmented, easy to put on lip products I have experienced in my 17 years, and are an absolute delight to wear! The only downfalls to these are that they don't wear off as well as I would have hoped; there can be a little settling into lip lines if you're not careful.

But otherwise, a definite, massive recommendation if you haven't tried them! And if you have, what are your favourite shades, I definitely need more of these in my life!

'appy burfday!

Sunday 15 April 2012

Today, the 15th April 2012, is exactly two years since Beautylishious was born! I feel slightly like a proud mother at this point and I'm a tad flabbergasted I even got to this point. It baffles me that two years ago I didn't even have this little space on the Internet that’s mine and mine alone to ramble and blog my beauty-obsessed heart out.

And to top it all off; I just reached 1000 followers- wahwhooooo! Best blogiversary EVVERRRR!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all 1004 of you! I am thankful for each and every one of you, and while it completely baffles me that any sane human being would want to read my ramblings, thank you for being there, commenting and just generally being awesome!

Just wanted to say how glad I am that I did join the blogging community many moons ago! I have made so many lovely little ‘bloggie’ friends, found some absolutely amazing blogs and found a place to vent my makeup obsession- its really a win-win!

So I shall stop being all sentimental and emosh, but I hope for many more years on the blogosphere!

Cue really scary picture of me- as what's a blog post without a picture?!

Oh and PS, I have a new Twitter account if you want to follow! 

a model collection.

Friday 13 April 2012

Models Own makeup has never really been a ‘must have’ in my books, and as the Boots store I work in doesn't actually stock the brand (sob sob!) I don't come into contact with the brand much! So on a little trip into my local town it was a shock discovering how astonishingly perfect their nail polish colours were! On various trips to scout out more colours I have accumulated quite a collection…

 Lemon Meringue, Utopia, Misty Grey, Champagne, Blooboo, Aqua Violet

The thing I adore most about the polishes is not the shade range – although it is pretty amazing for a high street brand!- but its the opacity of the polishes. Even the pale colours are perfectly opaque in 2 coats, sometimes even one, and the formulas seem to last amazingly well on the nails. My absolute favourite at the moment is Blooboo, there's just something about ‘blue tac’ nails for spring that really does it for me!

I am a little bit in love with Models Own at the minute and am definitely considering expanding my collection, what are your favourite shades from their collection?

the brush roll.

Sunday 1 April 2012

 L-R; Argos Blush Brush, ELF Blush Brush, ELF Complexion Brush, ELF Powder Brush, Real Techniques Blush Brush

L-R;  ELF Angled Contour Blush, Argos Angled Brush, Argos Brow Definer, ELF Eye Crease Brush, ELF Small Angled Brush, No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour Brush, ELF Defining Eye Brush, ELF Blending Eye Brush, No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour Brush, Hello Kitty Flat Brush and Blending Brush

Sigma Miss Taylor Kabuki, Face Sponges, Cotton Wool Buds

My brush roll is an object very close to my heart. I am forever rearranging, shuffling and substituting brushes in and out according to my changing needs, and at the moment I am content with all my little brushes lined up in order of use.

As you can see, my preferred brush brand is ELF, who offer extremely affordable but good quality brushes which are easy to get a hold of. Although I do find after multiple washes the Studio range (black handles) tend to become wobbly, its nothing a bit of duct tape cant fix and otherwise I cant fault their lovely soft bristles! Another of my favourites are from a random old set of Argos brushes I received many years ago when my makeup obsession was just rearing its head, but those brushes have lasted all this times- now that's a sign of a good brush!

I am hoping to invest in a few more of the Real Techniques brushes soon and I'm thinking about getting the Core Collection next, as the blush brush I recently purchased is now a must have in my collection!

Obviously I don't have a need for each and every one of these brushes in my everyday makeup routine, but its always nice to have a few extra lying around in case some emergency blending/makeup recovery is needed!

What are your must have brushes?

P.S. Sorry if anyone has received any spam email from my hanna_b123@hotmail.co.uk account, this was a spammer hacking into my account, which has now been suspended, so my new email address is hannahbiggerstaff@gmail.com, my apologies if you received any random emails from me!