Sunday, 13 July 2014

Bleach London Super Cool Colours Violet Skies


Hey Lovelies,


I got a little bored with the red hair so, I decided to go back blonde but as I was doing it myself and had long roots with only a light wash of bleach on them I decided to temporarily go purple while my hair relaxes from the bleach. Last time I lightened my hair i did it all so quickly and ended up with broken hair so, I wasn't going to repeat that mistake.

Anyway back to the dye, I had always wanted to try Parma Violets when I was blonde before but, it was always sold out and then it was recalled :( I have no idea why it was recalled as it was a beautiful colour with lots of different colour shades in it.

I opted for Violet Skies which I am assuming is the replacement of Parma Violets the shade in the bottle looks like a very dark purple but, don't be scared off this is not how it comes out.
When you put the colour into a mixing bowl it appears to be a pink toned purple and this is apparent in the finished look but very subtle. 

The only issue I had with this product is that it didn't take to some of the light areas of my hair and obviously  my roots, however, I think this may be partly my fault with not lightening it enough but, I have a very sensitive scalp and bleach can burn me quite quickly so, I had to take it off quite quick this time.
I really like the final colour, I think it really suits my skin tone and actually brings some colour to my face where as the red made me look quite pale. The price of £5.00 is perfect for all of us and I could have got away with using half the bottle but, I always use a bit more to ensure i get the product everywhere. 


The brand on a whole is very affordable and I have had no bad experiences with any of their products which for lighter shades is now my go to brand. I would like to try Blullini, Awkward Peach and Sea Punk but, after stumbling across that's so yesterday's blog I want to try her mermaid hair which is linked, her hair is super amazing! 

What have your experiences with Bleach London been? Would you try Violet Skies? Let me know in the comments.


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Sad News...

Hello Lovelies,

For those of you that don't follow me on Twitter its with a heavy heart I tell you all that on 14th June 2014 I lost my little one.

Its been a tough month and I am still in the grieving process hence the lack of blogging.

Anyone that has suffered a miscarriage will know just how painful it is especially when I was 1 week away from my 3 month scan.

The doctors have said that there was no particular reason for the loss I was just very unlucky.

For those of you that were aware and have passed on your lovely messages I thank you for your kind words and support.

Normal service shall resume shortly as I have some posts in the works along with my IMATS haul.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Follow My Pregnancy Journey

Hi Beauties,

As some of you may be aware from twitter I am officially around 8 weeks pregnant. I have decided to blog about my first pregnancy from start to finish. If any of you wonderful people want to follow my journey you can visit: frmbumptobaby.blogspot.co.uk

I will be attempting to update it as often as possible and I hope you will enjoy following this magical time with me.

Speak soon about more beauty related stuff :)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Long Time No See....

Well Hello There...

Its been a very long time (slaps wrist) and I am so sorry! I have been totally wrapped up in my new job and new man and just didn't have a spare moment to blog. I would sit down get the blog up and just had no inspiration, fellow bloggers will understand that when the inspiration is lost its very hard to be creative.

Well, I am pleased to say that my creative juices have been flowing and that's mainly thanks to the lovely Sue from Love Makeup allowing me help her at this years UMAexpo. Low and behold seeing lots of creative people and of course the makeup I started to miss being so creative and all things that comes along with being a Makeup artist.

So, whats been happening I hear you cry well....

The New Job 

I have been at the new job for 9 months now and its amazing but, extremely intense. It has been great being back in the big wide world of work but, it has come with its struggles the main one being my stupid back. Taking my back out of the equation I no longer have to look at 4 walls and fight the government to acknowledge I have a disability which is such a huge weight off of my mind.

The New Man

Funny story after years of being on dating sites and going on failed dates I met him at Jury Service! Noooo he was not the one on trial haha. We have been together about 4 months now and had a few ups and downs mostly involving crazy ex's and people interfering but, things are getting back on track and its nice to finally be happy.
The Hair

Over the months it has gone from Red to Pink, Mink, Lavender, Purple, Blonde, Mint/Light Blue/Lavender (Think Unicorn), Platinum and finally back to Red. Lots and lots of hair dye, money and smelling of bleach but, I got to test the new Bleach of London range which is awesome! A more in depth review of the Bleach of London range will be posted soon.
Pic Monkey did something funky to my lips on the first image!
Tattoos

I got two new ones a sugar skull on my thigh and a pinup girl on my arm and I L.O.V.E them both. 

That's a snippet of whats been going on in Emma Land all very, very exciting :)

Ohhhhh and how could I forget I met You Me At Six!!!!!!!!
Over the next few weeks posts may be a bit all over the place whilst I try to get some sort of schedule in place so, please be patient I haven't vanished again.

 


Sunday, 21 July 2013

New Job

So for those of you that follow me on Twitter you will know that I got a new job which I start today :) 

I wanted to make you aware as there may be a slight hiatus whilst I get myself into a routine of work and blogging. I have some posts on their way Tuesday as I need to finish the Moxie Lips review, plus my IMATS post is long over due and I also have some other items to write up reviews on.

Please Please bare with me at the moment I promise I will find a happy medium :)

Love you all


Sunday, 14 July 2013

FOTD: Summer Glow/No Makeup Makeup Look

I realised today that I have not done an FOTD for months and months I am not even sure if I have done one at all this year!! I am a bad beauty blogger, I have sat down and done a few they just never saw the light of day because I wasn't happy with the final product. Anyway enough waffle here is my current Summer daily look, I have been wearing this makeup since it started getting warm here just changing up the eyes. I will give you an example of another eye i have warn but be warned its instagramed as it wasn't for FOTD purposes.

I hope you enjoy it :) oh and do excuse my beautiful hair and brows i am long overdue a beauty day!


Products used:

Face:
Bare Minerals Fair Foundation
HD Brows Blusher Number 2
HD Brows Bronzer Number 2
MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

Eyes:
Sugarpill Kitten Parade
NARS Charade
NARS Himalayas 
Smashbox Lash DNA in Jet Black

Lips:
Seascape Island Apothecary Peppermint Lip Balm



Alternative Eyes:
Sugarpill Dollypop
Sugarpill Kitten Parade
Smashbox Lash DNA in Jet Black
Inglot AMC Gel Liner in 77


Let me know if you like it and if you'd like to see a video tutorial for it as I am trying to get a list together of tutorials to go on youtube as I am stuck and don't want to do the same as everyone else.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Review: Move From Brows To Face With HD Brows Blusher and Bronzer!


A little while ago HD Brows released a small line of makeup that don't focus on the brows at all, yes that's right they have launched Foundation, Blusher and Bronzer to go with their already cult Eyebrow products.

I received the Bronzer Number 2* and Blusher Number 2* about a month ago now and have been playing with them both pretty much on a daily basis and on one photoshoot and now I am ready to tell you what I think.
 Both products are highly pigmented with a slight shimmer, a little of both of these really goes a long way. The Bronzer is especially pigmented so, if you are fair like me be very light handed. Unlike a lot of Bronzers this one doesn't have an orange payoff which I love especially due to the fairness of my skin, as I mentioned before, although, I don't think anyone wants to look like they have been rolling around in a bag of wotsits these days or am I wrong?
As for the Blusher i would say its a very deep berry pink, it reminds me of raspberry smoothies, which is shot through with some gold. I would say with this Blush stay away from Highlighter because it will be too much you just don't need to add that into the mix. I use this very lightly on my skin and it gives me that healthy flushed cheek and makes my pale skin look alive. I really cant wait to use this Blush on a woman of colour because I think it would look spectacular! 

The Packaging, as you can see from the pictures, is rather nifty they have a plastic protective cover that you open to get to the product and whilst closed its the home for the latex sponge applicator that comes with both products, you also have a good sized mirror. I have to admit that for me my only gripe was the latex sponge, I would never apply either product with a sponge nor with a little blush brush but, I do think that would have been more fitting for both of these products.

At the moment there are only one shade of each product but HD Brows are correct when they say that these two products will suit any skin tone and are completely buildable. The swatches are one full swipe they can be sheered down and built up.

Both products feature in tomorrows FOTD so, you can see just how they look on :)

Would I replace both items when they hit pan? 100% Yes

Would I purchase other colours? Yes if they added to the collection I would most certainly buy them for my kit and for my own personal use.
Would I use them on a model for a shoot? I have already and they worked fantastically on camera, provided there are some decent headshots I will share these when I get them back.

Overall I am completely in love with both products, I would love to see a matte Bronzer as I personally feel matte works much better for contouring but, as an out and out Bronzer its amazing. As for the Blushers I do agree like i said earlier that this will suit all skin tones but I would love to see what other shades they could create.

You can purchase both products here The Bronzer Number 2 is £19.95 and The Blusher Number 2 is £17.95. The brand have also added a Foundation and a Brush collection which also look pretty amazing.

Have you tried the new items from HD Brows? what did you think?