Friday, July 19, 2013

Naked Flushed Palette

Hey girls, finally the weekend is here and the sun is shining! Unfortunately for me I've to work all weekend but it is my birthday on Wednesday and I'm heading away next Sunday so I'm not too depressed that I've to work in this weather! Since I've changed my blog name I have noticed I can't see any of my old posts anymore, they're coming up on my blog but when I click onto them it's saying it doesn't exist, very annoying! So I thought I'd repost some posts that had the most views on just incase your searching through my blog and you can't seem to read them either. Does anyone know how I can get my old posts to appear on my blog again?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow

Hey girls, I've been having a mental week, I've been working long hours but suppose it's a good thing come pay day! Lately in college we've been getting so much more homework now that were half way through the course, I've so many looks to add to my folder, moodboards and class notes. Very hectic I must say. I've been doing lots of shopping latey because I'm heading off to Bulgaria next week for 2 weeks, so so excited I've had the holiday booked since January and finally the countdown is on yay! And on top of all that I'm trying to get some me time! I never have a minute to myself anymore. I am literally on the go non stop. So I sat down this evening to blog as my 'me time' to unwind.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Soft Brown Smokey Eye

I sat down during the week and start messing around with my makeup experimenting with new colours and not so new colours. I usually stick to one technique when I'm applying my eyeshadow and I wanted to try a new technique I haven't done before. I came up with this look using my Stila In The Light palette and only ONE Mac eyeshadow.. such a change for me! I'm literally forever wearing MAC makeup.. Unfortunately, my photo's didn't turn out great because I did this look at night.. in future I will definitely be doing looks during the day! Anyway these will have to do for now. I started off with a base all over my lid, contoured my eye with a light matte brown but I stopped half way, I kept going in with a darker brown and blended it out well. I applied two different shades of gold to just my lid, gently pressing the product. One gold I used  is a very pale colour and the other was a warmer gold. It was my first time mixing two gold shades together and I have to say it works really well together! I tied the look up blending lightly with a clean brush and dusted Rule by Mac slightly on top of the brown. I used Hoola by benefit and a blush from my Crown blusher palette. On my lips I penciled them in with Oak from Mac and a nude lipstick. I took photo's of steps to achieve this look on my phone but they didn't turn out that great so in daylight I will recreate this look. And since the sun has joined us the past week I will do a Summer look! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Hey girls. I'm sure many of you have seen a lot of talk about Google Reader and switching to Bloglovin' At the start I didn't really understand what was going on, I was reading posts and things on google saying that you'll loose all your followers. The whole reason for Google Reader going is the new Google+ and personally I'm not a fan of the new layout. So bascially whats going to happen is when you sign into your blog your followers have disappeared, which is pretty crap! But thank god for Bloglovin' you can easily import all your favourite blogs onto the site. If you don't have Bloglovin' I recommend you set one up! Nearly every blogger has a Bloglovin' button on their blog,   
First, I didn't see the point in having it but after I got use to the site I am literally addicted. It's great for finding new blogs and expanding your own. 

Whats so great about Bloglovin'? You can download the app onto your iPhone and all your favourite bloggers will pop on a 'timeline' as such.. with their new posts. So instead of opening up the laptop trying to remember the URL links of people's blog, you have them all on the same site! I've come across amazing blogs on Bloglovin' that I wouldn't have found myself.

If your on Bloglovin' please let me know and I will follow you! I have my Bloglovin' button on the right hand side of my blog, I would greatly appreciate the follow! If you haven't set up a Bloglovin' click here to do so. To import all your favourite blogs click here

Check out my blog tomorrow for a new makeup tutorial!

Review - Revlon Lipbutters

Hey girls. Welcome to my new and improved blog, if your a regular reader you would have noticed I changed around my blog a little and I have renamed my blog to 'MakeupWithElla'
I think my choosen name suits my blog so much better as I want to base my blog mainly around makeup since I'm studying Professional Makeup Artistry and I want my blog to be part of it. In next few weeks I will be putting much more effort and time into my blog I have many makeup looks that I'm dying to post about but today I'm going to stick with a review and tomorrow I will be posting on a makeup look so be sure to check it out! 
I bought these two lipbutters quite awhile ago, I tend to be glued to certain lipsticks go off them and come back to them. Lately, I have drawn myself back to these beauties. I am sure many of you have these lipbutters so you'll know all about them, reason I'm posting about them is the colour. Statement lips are really in trend lately and I love the pigmentation of these lipsticks. I couldn't get a great photo of them swatched unfortunately but the colours came out well enough to show you. 
Looking at 'Candy Apple' you'd think it be quite red but turns out it has a dark pink tone to it, I'm not a crazy fan of red/pink lips so before I apply this, I put a tiny bit of foundation and powder to take the redness out of my lips. The colour comes up more clean and crisp and it's great for achieving the statement lip look. 
'Juicy Papaya' is my favourite. I love lipsticks that have an orange tone they are perfect for everyday wear especially during the summer months. You don't have to block out the colour in your lips to apply this lipstick. Layering the lipstick will do fine and the colour comes out a gorgeous pale orange colour. During the next few weeks I'll post makeup looks using these lipsticks to show you better in photo's.

What's your favourite lipbutter?
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