Two Year Transformation!

I was speaking to the lovely Get Lippie and Lipglossiping on Twitter yesterday about where I have been and how when myself and Lipglossiping spoke last we were both losing weight.

The conversation made me want to show the world how I have gone from a nearly 20st brunette to a 14st4lbs red head.

January 2010

August 2010

June 2011

November 2011
January 2012 (dont look at the make-up i rub my eyes when I am drunk haha)

So, there you have it me over 2 years and even though the double chin still exists I feel so much better now 🙂

FACE Stockholm Metallic Plum Red #59

TMAB received some press samples from FACE stockholm some time ago and I am just getting round to blogging about them.
Anyway, this post is specifically about the Nail Polish. It’s a beautiful Metallic Plum Red Colour #59. The polish itself is fairly thick, so, I did find I needed two coats to cover any streaks, that said, I really like this polish, the colour is deep and if you are a nail expert you could get away with one coat.
FACE Stockholm products are only stocked at Victoria Loves Beauty in the UK and it would appear that the FACE Stockholm store, in Manchester, is no longer open, as its no longer listed on their website.


Blog Honesty!

So, I woke up to a lovely email this morning (sarcasm)
The email was regarding my FOTD posted yesterday and how I should only post flawless FOTD’s because and I quote “No-one wants to see a look that you couldn’t get right, people want flawless looks and you should know better being a make-up artist posting something inferior”
So, I thought I would post the reason’s behind posting the “inferior” look.
I believe in honesty and just because I’m a Make-up Artist does not mean that I am automatically perfect at everything. Any Make-up Artist will tell you that you never stop learning FACT
I wanted to post the look anyway to show that Make-up Artist’s do get it wrong, we are not all perfect and in my case I am actually better at doing other peoples make-up than my own. With that said, I chose to use my own face because this is my blog and it should have my face on it. From time to time I may use a model but that will be a rare event!
I will always post honestly because you take the time to read my blog and I dont want it filled with lies and false statements.
Thanks for reading my rant

Ems xo

FOTD – Lady Gaga Esq Look – Even the MUA’s get it wrong!

 My best friend George came around today and he wanted me to do a ‘Lady Gaga Esq’ look. Now, I have a pretty good camera, but, why is it that makeup always look so much better in person than when you put it on film? Due to this reason, I may have to revisit this look because I am not happy with the final product at all!
The wonderful no make-up shot 🙂

Brushes used From Left to Right:

OCC Angle Brush #009
Benefit Angled Liner Brush
OCC Large Powder Brush #001
E.L.F Foundation Brush
Smashbox Crease Brush #10
OCC Foudation Brush #002

I started with the eyes, creating the line with the Loreal Studio Secrets Pencil in 590 Black. Once I was happy with the shape, I applied the same liner all over the lid and, then, patted in Urban Decay’s Oil Slick using Brush C401. Once I was happy with the eyeshape and colour, I applied concealer from Yaby, in shade Vanilla (cc013), using the E.L.F brush and Sephora Tinted Moisuriser in Medium 26 Peach, using OCC #002 Brush. (I will do another blog about why I use this Foundation choice)

 I applied Benefit eyebrow wax from the Smokin’ Eye Palette and Smashbox Bionic Mascara, in Jet Black, to the upper and lower lashes. I then set the skin with Yaby Loose Setting Powder using OCC #001 Brush. Using the Smashbox crease brush, I applied PF091 from the Yaby Finishing Touch palette, to contour my cheeks and then using the same brush and palette, I applied PF089, as a highlighter. I took the OCC #001 Brush again and blended the highlighter and bronzer and then applied Yaby Blush in BL022. I finished the look by applying OCC Liptar in Divine using my finger.

And here you have the finished look which failed hugely 🙁
Natural Lighting
Eye Close-up (awful roots with my greyness haha)

I am such a perfectionist I will nail this look even if I have to use a model!

Where to purchase:
Smashbox from: Smashbox and Debenhams
Loreal Studio Secrets: Boots and Superdrug
Benefit from: Benefit and Debenhams
Urban Decay from: Urban Decay, Boots and Debenhams
Sephora: Sephora only
E.L.F: E.L.F only
Royal and Langnickle: Royal and Langnickle and Cocktail Cosmetics

OCC The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012 – Liptars

As you all saw from my previous blog post OCC are gearing up for the release of their anticipated 2012 Spring/Summer Collection – OCC The Garden Collection launching on March 16th, 2012!
The lovely people over at OCC have provided me with the new Liptar information and I must say they do look completely scrummy. OCC describe this collection as “This Collection is inspired by Psychotropic and poisonous plants. These shades are meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes”
So, without any further ado I give you the new Liptars from The Garden Collection priced at $14.00 and available from 16th March 2012:
OCC The Garden Collection
OCC The Garden Collection
LIP TAR: ($14.00 USD)

BABY WOODROSE – True Rose Pink

BELLADONNA – Vivid Ultraviolet

CHLOROPHYLL – True Teal (match for Chlorophyll Nail Lacquer)

KAVA KAVA – True Peach Neutral

OPHELIA – Pink-Tinged Lavender

PENNYROYAL – Tea Leaf Brown